I’m Not Sure What I Believe About God

Danny

I’m Not Sure What I Believe About God

When I was a young boy we went to church on a regular basis: every Wednesday night, every Sunday and every Sunday night.  I had a great youth group to be a part of and we were all pretty good friends.  God and Jesus weren’t really pushed down our throats, but the church was a Bible teaching church and believed that life, Earth were all created by God in 7 days, Adam and Eve were the first humans and if you didn’t confess Jesus then you would go to hell.  I think these beliefs are fairly typical of most Christian churches.

When I left for college many of these ideologies were challenged and I abandoned most of these beliefs.  At this point it has been proven that our planet and universe have been around for more than five thousand years, humans evolved from a primitive form of proto hominins who had limited faculties and it is highly unlikely that the world was created in 7 days.

I look at some of my early beliefs much in the same way humans once believed the Earth was flat.  Or that people who suffered from seizures were possessed by demons.  Or that witches in Salem existed resulting in thousands of innocent women being brutally murdered.

As I have interacted with people from around the globe and met people from all religions my eyes have been opened to the fact that the world is an enormous place with people who hold differing world-views.  My views have been influenced by many people and have become an amalgamation of my experiences.

As the title reflects, I’m not sure what I believe about “God”.  I do believe there is a higher power in this world, I just don’t know what it, he, she is exactly.  I’m fairly certain God isn’t a person.  It is easy for mankind to view a deity in our form as it is the only form we know.   Maybe God takes on a human form?  I don’t know.

I am always put off when someone pretends to know or believe as definitive fact something that humans cannot possibly know.  I have no idea if aliens helped build the pyramids, but I doubt it happened.  I don’t have any insight as to Nessie being a real creature living in a lake, but I have my doubts.  And I will never state as fact what happens when we die because I have no clue, nor does anyone else.  As it stands, we are all guessing.

And we guess about a lot of stuff, but I’m satisfied not knowing.  It actually feeds my curiosity and that makes life that much more interesting.  Not knowing sometimes is most of the fun.  It forces me to dig for information.  It challenges me to expand my mind.  Not knowing allows me to use my imagination.  Not knowing makes anything possible which is exciting and scary all at the same time.

So, what is “God”?  I have no idea and I’m okay with not knowing.

Danny

Develop An Appreciation For Yourself

Pure Glory

by Apostle Gabriel Cross

You will never develop an appreciation for being you.
You will never discover what God can do in you, trying to be someone else.

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Why We Should Stop Saying ‘Follow Your Heart’

Elihu's Corner

Unlike many teachers of his day, John the Baptist did not seek to build a following for himself, but to prepare the way for Jesus. Although he preached in the desolate wilderness, word about him spread so rapidly that people flocked to the desert to see and hear this strange man. His message gained ground to such an extent that neither the Jewish leaders nor King Herod could ignore his powerful influence.

After Jesus was baptized by John, John’s following began its steady decline. Some of John the Baptist’s disciples expressed dismay that Jesus was gaining greater influence than John:

“They came to John and said to him, “Rabbi, he who was with you across the Jordan, to whom you bore witness—look, he is baptizing, and all are going to him.”

~ John 3.26, ESV

Can you hear their despondency?

John answered, “A person cannot receive even one…

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Has Science Superseded Religion?

Perfect Chaos

Welcome to this week’s Friday Philosophy post. Today we’ll be shining the spotlight on the English philosopher and politician Sir Francis Bacon, who lived between 1561–1626 AD and has been referred to as the Godfather of Science.


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What is Love?

Humbly Seeking the Lord

Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.- Matthew 22:37.

 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. And love never fails-1Crorinthians 13:4-7

 Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent…

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Train Up A Child

Reflections of April

This morning I was a bit on the edge, but Glory be to God I overcame. God is good at all times, at all times God is good.
All times
My daughter is doing such a wonderful job. Her doctor’s and nurses are so amazed at her process. I said unto them nobody but God! I said thank God, and the nurse said yes God. She knows just like I know it’s all God. I also thanked them for all their help.

I prayed and believed and that’s just what happened all things became possible.

No I was not the only one praying they’re other’s and they know who they are. I believe God will reward their prayers.

A nurse walked into the room and said I was coming to see how beautiful she is, the other’s are telling me how pretty she is. I said thank you, but Pebbles…

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Day 18 – Add S.O.A.P.

Two Are Better

Spending time in the word of God is essential to knowing him better. You can read a verse today and see one thing, but two years from now, you could read the same verse and see something more — a deeper, maturer understanding of the Holy Spirit’s revelatory power.

Today I’m merely challenging you to S.O.A.P. your anchor scripture again. We did it for the first time on Day 8.  My belief is that your experiences in the last 10 or more days, will reveal some growth and possibly the revelation of a new goal. Working to clean ourselves up so that we can better serve our Lord is good practice. We should continuously look to Father for his guidance and include him in every decision, conversation, or presentation that we’re a part of. Ask for clarity — even in the little things.

Now, let’s get ready for the…

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