posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 05:46 AM
The reason why I think people cannot "grasp" the concept of faith is because faith cannot be understood by those whom do not understand God.
As it is said widely, and as it is said in the bible; "If you are not with us, you are against us."
As such if you are not with Christ and God, you are an anti-christ. As the bible stated, there will be many and as such there are many.
The bible also states that you do not give what is holy to dogs. Thus why would the lord give his word to an anti-christ whom is clearly against him;
why would his holy word be thrown to the dogs.
It wouldn't be; thus the godless can never understand true faith, the reasoning behind the fear of the lord, or true wisdom.
Yet the poster of this topic is clearly in search of something, perhaps it's a reason to believe; thus in such light I will try my best to
Faith is like the blind trust we present to one another when we present love.
Love is but an emotion, it is something that can not be scientifically proven; you must accept love to believe in the cenceptual concept of love. Some
people will argue that love can be proven through brain scans or neurological tests; yet what those people fail to understand that it is only the
brain's electronic impulses that can be proven; the true concept of feeling and expression cannot.
In an essence the blind trust of love in it's self and in one another is at best the concept of faith.
The problem with today's modern "christians" is that there aren't many of them that truly understand what is to have faith.
They believe that it's about converting people, fasting, Sunday church, and so fourth. Modern christians of today hardly exhibit any true faith or
The churches have led many people astray; too many people whom claim to have faith "pick and chose" what they want to believe in.
This in not the way of the discipline of the Lord.
Along with faith in the Lord there is the acknowledgement of the devil.
So I would contend the situation to the story of the man who has sown a field of crops. On that very night his enemy comesand draws seeds of weed
upon his field, a malicious intent. Yet the planter of the field does not fret, he choses to allow the seeds to grow side by side with the weed and
as such when the harvest arises, the owner of the filed is easily able to recognize and harness his crops.
Such is truth of the Lord's people, they grow side by side with the misled "christians" and upon the day of harvest the Lord will know his
I think that it's sad so many people have been sent down a Godless path by the ill conceived "christians" of today.
Yet the bible speaks of how many will come to heaven's door and ask to be let in; they will claim to have done works in the Lord's name. Yet they
will be turned away and told of how they are known because the name they acted in a name that was not the Lords.
In my opinion here is a tidbit on how you can tell if you are talking to a real God fearing person or a "modern christian."
A God fearing person will not have faith and live their life for redemption. A God fearing person will do as they do in an effort only intended to
please the Lord as such they expect nothing in return. A "modern christain" claims to be saved and tries to ram their propraganda down your throat.
(Why do they do this? They do this because their master is not God; their real intent is not known even to them. Their real intent is to disgust you
as they do and help to turn you further from God. A hand of the devil's work in using faith against it's self.)
A God fearing person is far too humble to attempt to save because they know that the Lord is the only one who saves. There aren't merits of our own
that will produce entrance into the kingdom of heaven. Only by the Lord's mercy, which was given through Christ, will anyone ever experience what is
The most a God fearing person will do is love, show patience, and try their darnest to help any whom asks for help and/or understanding.
You see fear in the lord is not so much fear; it is being humble; it is in this humble trust that we begin to understand the Lord isn't anything
short of perfect love.
Yeah God has his rules; but alot of people fail to realize that they are more for us. They are to help us get through life and they are to help us
find him if we chose to search.
If you take a look at the bible you're see what I'm talking about; take any rule; like don't eat an unclean animal.
Okay let's take a look at this, does it impact God if we eat an unclean animal? No, who does it impact - us. We're the ones that get sick, we're
the ones that will die, thus his rules are more to help us than anything else.
The bible is God's greatest goodness of wanting to help us.
In all of this; God fearing people chose to love God; we see his help and say thank you. All that we are asked to do is trust in God's love; the
same love you trust in your brother, your sister, your father, and your mother.
This is faith.
[edit on 19-11-2004 by hanburu_juuboku]