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"You will come here,You do get to come here.... ." Jesus Christ. Oh one of mine is how long is "and the" ?

How Do You Imagine God?
God in America and USA WEEKEND Magazine are partnering to explore Americans' images of God.

How do you imagine God? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator God is everything and everything is God .

My Beliefs

I believe ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I believe that physical birth is spiritual sleep and spiritual awakening is physical death. There is no hell only Heaven.Everything is of God and NO evil can come from God,get it?
My most powerful moment of belief was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator When I experienced an afterlife moment. I traveled thru the void and into the light that was Jesus the Christ to me. I was not of this body,but what I was was not unfamiliar to me,it was normal to me there,as too the truth of it all.The joy of the light and the realization it is true are undiscribeable here.I was told by Jesus that I had not done what I said I would do and I must go back.I did not know where back was.I was so awed by the feeling and knowing that when I heard that I said NO,by God I am here and I am staying!Jesus said "you will come here.You do get to come here,but not yet,not now.I am sorry....I then heard somebody say,"we got him" and then "Oh my God hes awake!".
My greatest moment of doubt was ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I have never doubted God.I only questioned why.and then realized it was me,that was why.
My spiritual life means... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator an adventure to look eagerly forward to.
The biggest misconception about my faith/belief system is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I do not believe in hades and I point out it would be sinful to wish/think that someone could be put there by God!
My spiritual role model is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Jesus of nazareth.
The tenet/practice/teaching I appreciate most about my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator We all go home.This is just a playground where we play as a mortal,but are home in time to get cleaned up for supper. You can not lie in make believe;).

My Faith History

As a child I believed ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator as a child.
My spiritual journey has been ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator almost completed.
I was raised as ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator far from religion as my mother could get us.Left to find on my own.
Are your beliefs or practices different from your parents? If so, how and why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Theres is a religion of necessity and mine is one from experience.
If you have children, did becoming a parent change your relationship to faith? If so, how? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I understood absolute,unconditional love and I saw the greater love of God by learning to love unconditionally.

How I Practice My Faith

Where and when do you practice your faith? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Where the feeling guides me.
Does your family practice more than one religion or faith? If so, how do you blend the traditions? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator My family consist of christians,muslims,jews,and atheist.We all respect the others belief and might discuss when we get together which is not often.
How easy or difficult is it to live your faith? Why? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Knowing that we all go to Heaven,it is hard to preach restraint of earthly ways.
In my house, the thing that most represents my faith is ... your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator God.

Religion & the Public Square

What should be the role of religion in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Follow the commandments.
Should courses about religion be taught in public schools? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Up to the parents of the children and only by a man of God.
Should the Bible, Torah, Quran or other religious texts be taught as works of literature in public schools? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I would have liked to when I was in school.I think it would have been benefical to me as I matured.
Is interfaith dialogue important? Why or why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I think yes.You hear my belief and I hear yours or visa versa.It just makes for good reason.
Do you feel comfortable discussing your faith with others? Why/why not? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator I do,but I realised that all I was doing was puffing up myself,because we all go home,after playtimes over.Me telling you of this revelation to me by Jesus is really not relevant to your experience.
Do you feel that you have a duty, because of your faith, to put your beliefs into action? What are some of those actions? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator No. I thru faith in Christ,healed my daughter. She was born with four holes in her heart,it was a very testing of faith that I did not care for.I had no teaching of,only faith in. I believe you choose the whole experience of you,therefore who am I to dare to change it,because of your not understanding this?
Are religious beliefs compromised by engaging in politics? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator Only as you are led follow and by following lead.
Has 9/11 had any impact on your thoughts about religion? Are you more/less interested in learning about other religions? Do you feel more/less comfortable expressing your religious beliefs? your photo/ link/ video has been held for approval by a moderator No. No more than before 9/11. Same,a door to door preacher ask me after 9/11 if I thought we were in the end times and I replied I am in the end of my times.I could not speak for the planet.

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Published October 11, 2010

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