reply to post by jiggerj
The bible tells us that god did these things:
killed everyone in a flood
---You must be born again. God did not take life, but preserved it. Ending the corruption of the watchers and fallen beings allowed mankind to be
free from the tyranny.
YOU SAID: turned Lot's wife into a pillar of stone
---She was saved from a horrible existence and told to not look back. Just like his wife, God tells us to walk from our sins and not look back. The
error was in her own desire to remain in a place should shouldn't have been in the first place. Follow the story by the overall context to know why
they were there in the first place. Again, not God's decision. It was based on greed. All biblical stories are parallel to cycles of our own lives.
They are parables.
YOU SAID: Let Lot escape the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah because he was a good man - a good man that had sex with his daughters.
-----No, his daughters tricked him. Genesis 19 - 34 The next day the older daughter said to the younger, “Last night I slept with my father.
Let’s get him to drink wine again tonight, and you go in and sleep with him so we can preserve our family line through our father.” 35 So they got
their father to drink wine that night also, and the younger daughter went in and slept with him. Again he was not aware of it when she lay down or
when she got up.
YOU SAID: God killed all of the firstborn of Egypt.
---You must be born again. God puts us where we are, gives us the spirit we use as consciousness, designs our bodies and allows for our entire life.
We do not have a part in this. God cannot do anything to others that he is not doing for them in the end. God cannot doing anything to others
without also doing it to himself.
YOU SAID: He played a terrible mind game on Abraham, making him think that he had to sacrifice his son.
---No, he demonstrated that our own wickedness would someday be covered by the perfect sacrifice of the Son, yet God would also provide a scapegoat
----Again, God is doing this for us and not to us.
Good or evil, how do you know? One takes and the other gives. God cannot take without giving something better. There is a requirement in this. We
must include ourselves in the giving. All scriptures tell the same stories. Read Rumi, the Dhammapada, Upanishads and so on. They all tell the
story of restoration to God by union and love with His Spirit. Giving is the key to finding God's rope.
Read my last two threads:
Head of Days
A Ship Gliding over Nothing
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