reply to post by EnochWasRight
How are you able to fool yourself into believing in a god? Where you sheltered and brainwashed into believing in this god as I was? It wasn't until I
grew up and got the internet to learn the truth I was sheltered and taught nothing but the bible but doubt for some of the tales always nagged at me
and I could never get answers from any elders there answer would be this go fast and repent and pray and god will answer your questions. He never did
answer any question never did reveal himself to me in 20 years of doing all I could to have my doubts/questions answered by him to know the truth to
have him reveal himself to me and guide me though as others said he would.Then again parents lie to kids all the time make them believe in things that
aren't there from the time we can hear we are programmed into believing magic is real and Santa is real and the Easter bunny and on and on, that all
these things are real then as we get older our beliefs are crushed one by one.Then one belief that stays the longest is god.
I have done this so called test over and over again and the result is always the same.
This giving the unusual problem to god is kinda like drinking it lets you forget for a day or two but the problem still exists the problem will not
solve itself you must solve it no matter the outcome you can not use god, alcohol or drugs to mask the problems you face.Unusual problems can not
magically resolve themselves through sacrifice, prayer, repenting or fasting none of this will resolve it.
However their is hope because all it takes is a time out from the situation and then action from YOU and YOU will resolve any situation you encounter
any day, any year or any month.
I can guarantee you that there is no magic genie coming, no miracle wielding god, no supernatural unexplainable force coming to your rescue.
A person in need of rent money walks near a bank he thinks to himself "I really need a job or some money can you help me god" at that very moment a
deposit envelope carried by an unseen force, lands at his feet he opens it and finds 1000.00 dollars.(he thinks to himself O lord thank you that was
fast thank you O lord I praise thee)He rushes home to pay his rent and he bumps into his landlord who seems frantic before he can speak the landlord
says O I hope you have your rent money right now! Why he asks? Well (the landlords reply's) I just came back from the bank I went to deposit 1000.00
dollars and the envelope I put the money in must have fallen out of the car or out of my hand I just don't know but I have a very important payment
to make today.
If you are the tenant what would you do in this situation?
Would you pass his money off as your rent or would you return him the envelope and say well your in luck I found your money but I still haven't got
the rent money just yet to him(the landlord) your going to be a "life saver"
Now lets look at this a couple ways first lets say the tenant is a devout believer and the very moment before he finds the envelope he prayed to god
remember to help him with money to pay his rent and money showed up so it must be what god wants right? God must want him to pass this money of as his
Now the Landlord the moment he realized he lost his money he also prayed to god saying O lord I am sorry for what ever I did, but please I cant
afford to lose that money today please help me find it or help me find a way to make my payment.
Now no matter what the tenant does here the Landlord will believe god answered his prayer.
So you decided to pass his money of as your rent you get to live free for a month and have couple hundred dollars for extra goodies, the landlords out
a grand but hes happy cause he made his payment and he can recover faster then the out of work tenant. God answered both their prayers.God is good.
So you have decided to give him back the money and say your in luck I caught your envelope of money, I'm sorry I still haven't got your rent money
I was out looking for work when I found your envelope.Then he says don't worry you have just saved me.The tenant feels good for returning the money
to his landlord knowing he really helped him by being honest. So the landlord in return decides he will reward him and says for your honesty, I will
knock off half your rent this month and give you an extra week to pay. God has answered both their prayers god is good right?
I believe in either scenario each of these people would believe that god helped them. Even though it was nothing more then a coincidence. But as a
believer in god which action would you take which action is right?
The way I see it If you believe that god is the force behind the scenario either action you take is correct. What do you think?