Not trying to be mean or condescending to you, but your questions assume our innocence. These thoughts are very much on the minds of all seekers who
are just wanting to see the truth. I am one of the ones that share your questions. We are all seeking answers and ONE truth that we can cling to and
say, "AHA, that's it!." Keep something in mind. There is a much larger mystery here to be found, yet the conclusion to the mystery is not in the
'now' of our time line. Not to sound all new age on you here, but we are collapsing a wave of something that already happened. Not only has it
already happened, but the image we use to see this event is merely an expression of that event. We are literally a reenactment of a story God tells.
God is the beginning and the end. He is the Adam Kadmon and the New Adam of God's World to Come. Conceptually, this is very hard for us to see. A
grand story of Angles and fallen beings is a reality that exists in true reality. Here, we are an image cast by God of this true reality. If God
moves, the shadow here moves as well. We can't compare this literally to our conception of a shadow because there is nothing in this place that can
be an opposite of God. Just the contrary. We are an image of God here, possessing both opposites of light and shadow. Again, the only means to
understand is a mere shadow of the truth.
We ask the question: Why did God allow Israel to slaughter the tribe of Benjamin in Judges 19 and 20 over the mistake of two men. One man was
returning home with his unfaithful Concubine and the other older man was willing to give his virgin daughter to a group of homosexual men. The
homosexuals were wanting to rape the man, not the concubine. Instead, they released the two women to the reprobates rather than standing for truth
and honor. Both women were raped, engaging the events that followed. Thousands died on both sides, along with women and children. For what purpose
From our perspective today, we know inwardly that this is wrong and in error. We look back against the wave of time to see that the two men were in
error, allowing the entire nation to then fall into error. All the while, God allows this to happen to them. We ask a very good question in all of
this: Why on Earth did the Lord allow all of this to transpire? Believe it or not, there is a very good answer to this. Ask the correct questions
and we find the right answers:
1) Do we know that it is not proper to storm a home so we can rape someone of the same sex?
2) Do we stand up for the honor of those we love?
3) Do we have some understanding of why we embrace the dignity of others above our own selfish desires?
If you can answer yes to these questions, realize that the barbarians of yesterday did not possess these mental and virtuous understandings. We take
our sentience and mental programming for granted. In that day and age, the mind was not what it is today on subjects and values we take for granted.
Has God changed? No. Has God allowed error so that we may grow? Yes. Was God thinking in more than one direction with His actions? Yes. Can we
do the same today because of what came before? Yes.
In reality, we are inside and image where we die and are then born again. We loop through a story that is meant to show us by example. Confucius
said, "I hear and I forget. I see and I learn. I do and I understand." We are in an image. We live and we die here. In reality, our souls are
split from our true natures. Here are two passages to consider.
Matthew 18 (We are Children of God)
10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
Consider this from Rumi the Sufi
The angels go not on dry land,
And the animals know nothing of the sea;
Thou in body art an animal, in thy soul an angel;
Hence thou goest both upon earth and on heaven."
Hence to outward view "He is a man like you,"
While to his sharp-seeing heart "it hath been revealed."
His earthy form has fallen on earth,
His spirit revolving above highest heaven.
Our domain is both Heaven and Earth. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord as the Bible says. We embrace this image of heaven as
ours to own. In reality, we think and move only. We are not here to possess or own anything. We are here to learn. What we gain from the harsh
lessons is a reflecting point above where we neither die or face uncertain futures. Do we blast the author of our faith for telling a story in his
own word? No. We value the amazing story we are told and appreciate the true reality we live as we read. We are immersed into a character that we
can use to act according to our own unique heart. What came before is only are true reflection of us in the past. What are we now and what will we
Better questions are available.
Originally posted by 3NL1GHT3N3D1
It seems to me as though "god" is the ultimate divider and conqueror, something that Satan is supposed to be known for. If you believe that your
version is the correct version while the others aren't genuine then what makes you think yours is genuine? If their version of (your) gods message is
wrong then why do you think yours is right?
Thanks in advance.
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