posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 11:50 AM
reply to post by windword
God is love. The first commandment pursue love with all your love. Just because man feared God and failed to see the truth in his message you can't
blame God, unless you blame him for free will. He did say it was as if a veil covered their face. Who put the veil there God, why because they were
afraid, and there is a lesson to be learned in fear. Primarily that fear cannot lead to love, but God felt that this was a necessary step in our
spiritual evolution. I'll just trust him.
The NT says God is love. Very plainly "God is love". And still for 2000 years we have refused to look at God through this lense. The OT is a
difficult read, because man was given everything they asked for.
They rejected God as their leader and ask for an earthly king. So they got it. How do earthly Kings take land? Maybe if they would have accepted
God as their leader they would have received it in a Godly way? But since they refused the spiritual and accepted the worldly they were given over to
War, peace, slavery. War, peace, slavery. This was the path they choose with their free will. God has never imposed on man's free will he has only
dictated the emotional outcome and the direction of our path based on the choices we make with our free will. He has judged us.
I feel the need to add a principle from Job so you can understand the concept why does good things happen to bad people. In Job the three men came in
saying pretty much the same things we all accept to be true. They were convicting Job of a crime and saying that he must have done something against
God. Job was claiming that he did not, that God was merely being God and testing Job. The three men were counted as having sinned when Job was
counted as righteous. The three men were guilty of sin because they had accused an innocent man.
I added this to show that I believe that although I point out reasons why we might feel apart from God's love, if you can't figure out why you feel
away from God, this doesn't always have to mean you are in sin, you simply might be learning something. But for those that are in sin, you must
believe that God has provided a way for you to overcome.
I believe that time of guessing is coming to an end. I think we are ready to evolve. I believe that for most of us sin has become utterly sinful and
we are ready to pursue something better. If God is love than why not pursue him? And if he isn't I imagine that he will accept you if you truly