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dave144usa God in Heaven's personal feelings are to be considered in all decisions large or small.
AdamR (The Bible)is full of interest. It has noble poetry in it; and some clever fables; and some blood-drenched history; and some good morals; and a wealth of obscenity; and upwards of a thousand lies. - Letters from the Earth, Mark Twain
Sombeau It would be wonderful indeed if a group of persons should arrive on earth who were for something and against nothing. This would be the summum bonum of human organization, wouldn't it? Dr. Ernest Holmes, "The Sermon by the Sea"
Victorino "There was never a time when I did not exist nor you. Nor will be any future where we cease to be"
Bobbie God is infinite, absolute good, spirit; unlimited all powerful Love. Any idea which contradicts this is a lie, an illusion. (that includes eternal damnation which is not consistent with Jesus’ teachings about forgiveness) Jesus is not God, he is the Son of God, the Way-shower, sent as a man to show men how to live and reveal the ever-present healing Christ. (As seen earlier for Elijah and Elisha.) Jesus Christ promised that whoever believed in him would do his works and more, “because I go unto me Father.” Gen 1 shows man created in God’s image, male and female. Hence, God is Father-Mother. Male and female are both of God. Gen 2 is a useful allegory, a fable, as indicated by the talking serpent and the various holes in a tale not meant to be taken literally. (If Adam and Eve were the first humans , where did Cain find a wife from the land of Nod.) Talking animals are characteristic of fables or allegories told to make a point: Listen to God, obey God, live a good life. Disobeying God means relinquishing God’s blessings, thereby experiencing evil—unforeseen consequences.
The_Beatle I believe that "God", (or whatever terminology one uses to describe the concept) is a conscious, present and loving force. This love force is receptive to all attempts to connect with it. The mistake I believe people make when they align themselves with organized religion is that every religion ultimately states it's dogma as the "Only" way to connect with this force. "Only" if you accept Jesus as your savior..."Only" if you state the words of surrender to Allah..."Only" if you follow Jim Jones without question. My own dedicated journey to connect with God took me through quite a number of religious approaches, and I discovered the most incredible thing...whenever I opened my heart with full desire and sincerity to any particular method of outreach, I made the connection. Because the connection is so real...so powerful...so euphoric...so transcendent, the truth is that if someone created a religion called "Headstanders", and proclaimed that all other religions were "Wrong", and that standing on one's head was the "Only" way to find God, anyone who hungered to be touched by God and stood on their head with an open heart , would absolutely make that direct connection with their higher power, and because the connection would be so miraculous...so beautiful...so filled with light and joy...THAT person would believe for the rest of their lives that Christians are wrong, Jews are wrong, Muslims are wrong, etc., because they would know first hand from their own experience that the only way to connect with God is to stand on one's head.
ca God's character is often misunderstood. He is strong and Mighty yet shows mercy. He is all powerful and all knowing yet willingly gave His son to die. The Bible says that all of heaven rejoices over one sinner who repents. Jesus Christ came to have a relationship with mankind , this is very different than organized religion. Jesus confronted the Pharisees who were the group of religious people of His day, and for this He was crucified. He is the God of the brokenhearted
JohnCord The Bible's Message is not about one's religion (or lack of), but one's character personifying The Way, Truth and Life of Brotherly Love.
vic "The soul cannot be confined within man-made boundaries. Its nationality is Spirit; its country is Omnipresence" --PY
Katie_L We shall not cease from exploration/ And the end of all our exploring/ Will be to arrive where we started/ And know the place for the first time. ~T.S. Elliot "Surely the [I AM] was in this place and I was not aware of it." Genesis 28:16B
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