Hi Life. You need to read the whole of Col 2. It is so important to be rooted in Christ.I need yawls help. Love ya'll btw.
The more I began to profess my love for Jesus and the more I begin to talk about him, the more I'm learning about those who don't love him or downright state that his existence was a lie. Worse, that he was a man, but not the son of God.
Sometimes I don't know if I can make this. I don't discipline myself enough to read the bible because every time I do, I will see a discrepancy of the wording or story, which will make me question things. When I question things, I step away from things that make me question Him. Hence, the bible or even sometimes this site. Then I just pray..."Lord, give me truth. Show me who you truly are. Help me not to loose my faith."
I come on here for fellowship, which I love, but even many of you can't agree on the interpretation of parts (sometimes significant sections) of the bible. One day I will hear about how you are to take the word for what it is and you either follow it or you don't, the next I hear that it should be taken in "context" or actually this word doesn't mean that word, etc. For a new believer, this is tough, but I'm still here...still sticking it out. I notice a lot of newbies who say hello and then disappear.
My friend told me the other day that when people have divine dreams or things that made them realize their God was real to them, the God appears in the way they know Him. So for example, those who believe in Mohammad have been saved in the name of Mohammed. Same goes for Allah, Buddha, etc. This was probably the most profound thing I have heard from an atheist that actually made me step back and think....
Is my faith wavering? No. I know God exists, but how do I know it's MY God. I mean I know, but how do I explain that to an unbeliever who poses the above?
The only question that use to baffle me was how did God come into existence. The answer of ''God is'' took me a while to grasp. It makes perfect sense to me today. God is in another realm and greater then we can even try to recommend. It is not that God does not want us to understand it, its just that explaining Himself in greater detail will take too much reading or is beyond our mental capacity to grasp further then what we can at the moment. Hence the bible is full of statements describing God. God is good. God is just. God is great. What we have to grasp and never forget is that in heaven we will not see through a glass darkly (1 Cor 13:12). So if you think you have a valid gripe with God now, how much more then? God has nothing to hide. Our gripes with Him are not valid, merely ignorance.If God gives free will and someone is not allotted that free will because they never heard about Him, why would he send them to hell as some of you believe?***Are you saying that our loving God and Savior would not only have a little child be punished by being forced to stay in a cage her entire life, raped by her dad, never seeing a TV or book, never knowing about God, and then to add insult to injury, Our God would cast her into hell for not accepting Christ when she never knew of Him?
Please answer with solid supporting documentation/sources. Please do not assume or interpret things in your own way. I want my faith to strengthen, which it certainly has, but I want it to stay that way. Sometimes, as I said, I come on here only to ask more questions as I leave.
It hurts you what happened to that girl, you assume it doesn't hurt God?
Why do you think God didn't get involved?