I love you Shadow, but try not to be like me...quick to judge and get yourself in a silly panic. Sometimes we just have to accept that we dont have all the answers but be 'grounded' in the fact that God is good.
Thanks for your post, am glad you are here too
I have to confess though I can see where Gab is coming from with his response though, maybe in time I'll see it differently
For what its worth, although I have doubts at times, I underwent 18 months of sheer hell due to the ET doctrine, and I was led to this forum over a year ago, I know how you feel you want UR to be true, but you also have to KNOW that it's true, but there must be a reason why I went through such an intense nightmare, the thing is though I was forced to look elsewhere as the ET churches couldn't answer me, now I'm finding their doctrines don't make sense anymore, but UR does.
Here is a book I'm going to read which I think could answer a lot of questions we have here (somehow I've missed this before)
Hansons 4 works.pdf
The Bible Hell
Aion and Aionios
Bible Threatenings Explained
Bible Proofs of Universal Salvation
See there you go again, you heard my version of the story and then you heard Gab's and Gabs version made you doubt! I saw it!
The fact is we cant know everything! Nobody does! It's not for us to know!
All we can do is love each other and help each other and hope...
....Who is going to accuse us if we do that?
Will God punish us just because we tried?
I hardly think so!
Lets keep trying and keep each other strong.
Jesus said "Forgive them father, they don't know what they're doing!"
That about says it all doesn't it?
Even as he was being hung up by the people God had created he was still forgiving them.
Everyone is different in life, everyone has so many beliefs and faiths and if you were to tell all your problems to someone, more often than not, nobody would understand because most people haven't been what you have been through but one thing is for sure, each person would help you in their own little way. You have to accept that help each person offers, even if it doesn't seem like much. When the chips are down most humans are pretty damn good at helping others albeit in their own way.
If you were to call 100 random people in the phone book and ask them how they would help you each person would give you a different answer.
What people mostly agree on is that the world could use a bit more love in it.
It's time you face a fact here.
RELIGION cant help you, if anything it will just keep giving you more problems to sort out, and you know that until your head can grapple them and sort them out THERE IS NO PEACE.
It's love you have to keep striving for, then everything else makes sense.
You have a chance today to make a difference in someones life.
You have a chance today to love people, you can choose today between love or fear.
You can choose today 'death or life'.
YOU have to make that choice. You can't lye on your bed all day hoping for a miracle. Sometimes God doesn't help people until they first help themselves.
I'm telling you right now. I love you. I really do, and if i do, then you are guaranteed that God does. I'm sitting here right now, and believe it or not, i feel your sorrow, i feel your pain. I want to help you.
I'm asking you now, please don't despair or cry...You know what I want you to do instead?
I want you to think about someone special in your life. Someone you really love and care about. Think about all the things theyve done for you, about all the happy times yous have had together. DONT think about the times they let you down or you let them down! IT DOESN'T MATTER!
IT JUST DOESN'T MATTER! IT's GONE! In the past! Swish! Its over!
This is a NEW DAY, a day for you to shine like never before. DON'T hold onto all those contradictory passages in your mind....John said this, Paul said that blah blah blah. Don't try to figure it out because the bottom line is that Jesus said "Forgive them, they don't know what they are doing".
Look around you! Have a good long look at people...Do any of them 'really' know what they are doing?
I spoke to a Christian tonight who has been one for years, he classes himself as one and has faith in Jesus, but he didn't know a lot of scripture at all! Not many people really know what theyre doing! Jesus doesnt hate them...He forgives them! Love ALWAYS forgives, dammit!
Jesus never hated anyone, he certainly didn't hate people who were trying their best to find love. If you met Jesus right now, he would cry with you, he would hold you and tell you that he loves you. THAT you CAN believe because it's true and you KNOW its true! Do you really think the same one who said "Forgive them father they dont know what theyre doing", is going to let anyone come to any harm if he can help it? (And he spoke the words of God, so basically theyre in agreement so God CAN help it).
We don't have all the answers, all we know is that LOVE is the strongest force in the universe.
I for one am not letting you go until your better, you can bally well bank on that, I'll always be here for you, because I love you.
Anytime day or night you want to talk you just let me know, and if im online ill gladly chat, here, on a phone, on msn, anywhere you like, but i WILL NOT for one second let you be alone, and you arent to let people be alone either. Deal?
Were all in this together, all on Earth to help each other. In the end, sometimes that is the only thing that makes sense. But when you KNOW THAT, the rest starts to make sense as well.
Take care and be strong.