Originally posted by Minnie1985
A question for Christians, if the Lord’s in the bible were interchangeable between God and Satan how would it change your thoughts on the
This is like "What if we call roses lilies?" Doesn't really change anything.
I’m not saying this is the case but I feel it’s a possibility
No, one is subject to the other. Satan doesn't run around doing what he wants, he only does what God tells him he can do- and there's a purpose to
all these things.
This is a genuine question for everyone, before I knew God was without a shadow of a doubt real in every sense, I struggled trying to
understand/connect to the description of God in the old testament, I knew in my heart that if God was real he would love us all equally and that just
wasn’t reflected in the OT.
He does love us all. If you're unfamiliar with the bible, then just look at the world around you- it's all a bunch of analogues designed to help you
understand what is happening to you. Look at the family unit for such an analogue. Mother and Father make a baby. Baby starts out ignorant and
confused, needing to be taught understanding and how to act. You can't just let baby grow up running around doing whatever his ignorant little mind
wants to do. Every once in a while you have to say STOP THAT RIGHT NOW! That scares baby but in time he'll be an adult and you'll be able to stop
doing these things and he'll have his own life, and act like he's got some sense.
That's what's going on. You look in the OT and see God often going STOP THAT NOW! and sometimes the kid gets a whoopin. This is just how it must be
in order to bring the kid into adulthood. The wrath can ramp up here, but God's dealing with an entire creation that He's bringing into being and
sometimes you just need to lay down THE LAW in order to make sure the kids don't end up killing each other when they grow up.
In the end, everyone is going to be just fine- most Christians are just horrifically misunderstanding the concepts of "hell" and "judgment" and
such things, but suffice it to say in the end, everyone is grown up, the "terrible twos" are over with and done, and we all get to live in peace
with one another because of these things we are being taught. And typically kids may hate their parents while they're in the "I'm ignorant and know
everything; dad is a loser who doesn't understand me, whaaaaa" but in time that kid grows up and looks back and goes "sheesh what an idiot I was
back then"; same thing here.
Death itself is the final smack in the proverbial arse, and then it's all good; and believe you me when it's all over God is going to sit back and
go FINALLY the kid is alright. Now get out of my house and go zip around the universe and have inifinite fun. Trust God, He's explaining this to you
if you just sit down and listen: you don't have to
listen- but He's saying, if you don't then you're still getting born and it's going to
seem horrifying, and there's nothing I can do about that because that's just what happens when you're coming into being and not listening to me
telling you what's going on- if you listen to me then this will be WAY easier because you'll know and understand that there is NOTHING TO FEAR.
People fear birth as much as death. But once you're born- it's over, you're finally you, and you'll be going "hey that wasn't so bad at all; and
it all went by so fast."