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Posted 05 July 2005 - 01:28 AM
Posted 05 July 2005 - 01:48 PM
Edited by efizzer, 05 July 2005 - 02:19 PM.
Posted 05 July 2005 - 04:27 PM
Posted 05 July 2005 - 08:23 PM
He's Everything to me.
More than a story,
More than words on a page
He's the air that I breathe,
The water I thirst for
And the ground beneath my feet.
Everything to me.
If you want to believe in the God of the bible you do. Granted, men have twisted religion to there own uses. Men have killed in God's name for centuries. They have also used the bible to make their wishes "fit" their lifestyle. There has to be a filter where you understand where man and his sin is, vrs the teaching of God. God is God. You can't make Him anything other than what he is.
Do I have to believe in God the Christian way ?
By religious stuff... if you mean the stuff that is created by man... Yes, you can find Him without the politics of church. I never went to any church... never cared to until I was 23. Even then I didn't have a clue. I found Him or He found me on the side of a highway just after a fatality accident involving a child. It took a while, but I have peace in my life, and He is the reason. It is my opinion that knowing God is more than going to church... but He wants you there too! and I do attend.
Can i believe in God without taking all the religious stuff that comes along with it ?
Yea, He is still in control. He still let's you do what you want. Don't forget there is another force out there called satan and he loves to screw with lives. In spite of the bad, God is in control. He uses the all bad and eventually turns it for good. Hard to understand, yes... but true.
And if God is the creator is he still running the universe ? because i hate the idea that free will does not exist. Is it even possible for a non Christian to believe in God ?
Edited by rigelslight, 05 July 2005 - 08:25 PM.
"In a world where you can be anything, be yourself." ~ unknown
"Fall in love with someone who deserves your heart. Not someone who plays with it. – Will Smith
Posted 06 July 2005 - 02:46 AM
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Posted 07 July 2005 - 10:59 AM
Edited by BuenoCabra, 07 July 2005 - 10:59 AM.
Posted 08 July 2005 - 03:12 PM
Do i have to believe in God the Christian way ?
Is it even possible for a non Christian to believe in God ?
And if God is the creator is he still running the universe ? because i hate the idea that free will does not exist.
Edited by jgweed, 09 July 2005 - 07:04 AM.
Posted 08 July 2005 - 05:13 PM
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Posted 08 July 2005 - 09:16 PM
Posted 08 July 2005 - 11:50 PM
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Posted 09 July 2005 - 01:20 AM
Posted 09 July 2005 - 01:40 AM
Not really, i've heard like 20 different (and some conflicting) answers to the questions i've posted. I was just pointing out that there are logical alternatives/factors not taken into account in the simple statements you posted.
Are you trying to ask why God lets things happen like deaths of our loved ones and terrorist attacks? Like even to Christians? Is that what your meaning?
Posted 10 July 2005 - 12:49 AM
Posted 10 July 2005 - 04:38 PM
Posted 10 July 2005 - 04:47 PM
Do you believe that love, compassion, faith, & hope exists? ...Can you see them? Can you touch them? No, you can't. But you know they are there all around us. You can feel them. You can experience them. But you can't see them, or touch them.
But there's still the fact that, should the teacher's head be split open, you could easily see her brain..... And if you try to use the "you have to believe to see", then what does he look like?
Edited by Scarlett, 10 July 2005 - 06:17 PM.
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