Which religion should I convert to?
What we do know (and we add to this knowledge every minute) is that we are here on this one planet, and we know there is a much larger as well as much smaller universe that also exists.
I see an energy involved in all of it, and I see a Creative Spirit at work here, and there, in the infinitesimal as well as the whole.
Understanding comes through inspiration and education. Both.
Those who decide to ignore their own intuitive inspiration and see only the educational/scientific side, have my sympathy, as well as those who decide to go only on intuition for their reasoning.
There is a vastness to all of it, which we will never be able to comprehend completely, because that energy is too much for us to understand.
Some of us call it God. God is Spirit. Not "a" spirit.
Spirit, Holy and Divine and God is Love. I found that in the Bible, when I was seeking answers.
What you do know is false, nothing to do with the truth (BECAUSE YOU add to and take away from GODS knowledge every minute)
Gods knowledge, HIS WORD NEVER CHANGES.
Of course you will not know that until Jesus Christ returns, AND SENDS YOUR A TO HELL where you will have an eternity to think about it, AND WISHED YOU WOULD HAVE BELIEVE WHILE YOU WERE ALIVE. While satan and his demons laugh and torches your dumb deceived non believing A.
Anonymous Why are you always so sarcastic and nasty ? This gets you nowhere fast. We all know you believe in Christ Jesus but I am not so sure you know how to respond in a reasonable manner. Can’t you just explain your thoughts without the bigotry ?
Njoy you said "Spirit, Holy and Divine and God is Love. I found that in the Bible, when I was seeking answers"
We need to remember there where times when people believe in jars, maidens, mountains, symbols of all varieties where gods. God is a generic term. I believe we have to be carful with this term "god". I know what I believe, I know that I cannot force it on anyone but I can explain to the best of my ability what and why I have the faith that I do. This is a process not a demand. Faith is something you stand for and I know when I am talking to someone of a different faith, they are standing for theirs as well as I am. By presumption, I know I have to have a better argument than them or make a better case. There are many fascinating debates and I do learn from them. I am not here to make enemies, I guess I have but not intentionally. You cannot befriend an enemy. Hopefully all you can do is gain there respect. Your quote, "I found that in the Bible" that to me is a sign that you are open to Jewish/Christian beliefs. Many would say that is was the Jews who came up with the singular God. I would say that is a false presumption. I think I said this before, I like to go to the source, beginning, footer/foundation of something , before I get into the structure per say. In my mind, the God of Adam and Eve was a singular God. They taught there children about this singular God and there children and children’s children also taught about this singular God. These children spread throughout the earth and by fate or circumstances names where changed by language and customs. I try to recognize this and the first thing I have to ask, do you believe in a one all mighty universal God ? My approach is based on there answer. To say to them that they believe In a false God would be foolish and not factual. The name given means nothing unless you know the source of the name. To me, this is where so many go so wrong. If others do not know the name of the God I believe in, hopefully I will be able to convey to them why I believe the way I do. By the way, I know you know it, my God goes by the name of Christ. I also know who Christ is.
You are on the right track.
Yechiel does blogging keep your mind off of your other hobby?
There ya go Mike, you know you got it right when one of gods chosen tells you your on the right track.
God must of had an off day when he created Yechiel or did Rocmike create it?
MikeC "You cannot befriend an enemy. Hopefully all you can do is gain there respect".
Boy ant that the truth. Old Peter felt the same way you do. Peter said he loved Jesus like you say you do. When the enemy asked Peter did he follow Jesus, old Peter didn't want to befriend the enemy, so hopefully to gain their respect Peter told them,"Jesus Who"
I think the following quote applies to our conversation here:
"....we respect people enough to care about what they think, rather than preemptively assuming we have the answer to every question they have about life. So how do we articulate our beliefs to someone? A friend of mine described his approach in sharing his own thoughts in a simple, yet profound way: (1) acknowledge your own uncertainties; (2) seek commonalities; and (3) use influence rather than imposing power. In other words, become a fellow learner, a fellow traveler, rather than taking the presumptive position of authority on whatever point it is you are attempting to share. There is much wisdom in that simple approach."
Another quote from the same source which seems to me to apply to our little discussion here:
"Listening is an art. And it's awfully hard work. Yet these opportunities to learn, as well as share, are all around us. Christianity in the West has for so long assumed that it has everything to give and nothing to learn. We have taken the role again and again of teacher and preacher. We have talked loud and often, seeking to control the conversation, and manipulate the discussion to our own ends. It's time for us to take a seat in the classroom, to pull up a chair at the table and listen."