I guess we are destined to have a convo in the 3rd person...
Methinks willieH is treading on very thin ice when he asserts that God has not let himself be misunderstood.
GOD has VEILED that which is yet to be REVEALED... He has not "let Himself be misunderstood"... there IS a difference...
To propose that GOD has let Himself be misunderstood, is purposeful deception... as He acted PURPOSELY to make Himself MISUNDERSTOOD...
It is a far better SPIRITUAL understanding that until GOD REVEALS... men DECIEVE themselves... Which is where VARIOUS RELIGIONS
are born, along with nonsense such as EVOLUTION
... and PARALLEL TIMELINES
Endeavoring to make MEN's notions, ...that
which dictates to the ALMIGHTY, as opposed to the ALMIGHTY being in COMPLETE CONTROL of His Creation dictating HOLINESS to SINFUL MEN. And further purposes in this effort, to rob Him of the title ALMIGHTY (which by definition means having ALL MIGHT/POWER)... by noting that MAN is the essential "causation", effecting the reality of the TIMELINE in which he is found... please!
MEN delegating to GOD, rather than GOD delgating to MEN... cart before the horse, pushing from the front, ...whatever way you wish to envision futility and pride in its NATURAL HABITAT...
GOD has PURPOSED that REVELATION be withheld... and that is to let MAN, in his PRIDE
, show himSELF
... that he... IN THAT PRIDE
... will conjure up IMAGINARY and FALSE EXPLANATIONS for that which he (as a veiled finite) has NO VALID EXPLANATION... IMAGINATION
, ...in action...
Scripture plainly describes this: Prov 6:16-19These Six does YHVH hate, yea, Seven an abomination unto Him:  A PROUD look  a LYING tongue  and hands that SHED innocent blood  an HEART that DEVISETH WICKED IMAGINATIONS  feet that be swift to MISCHIEF  a FALSE witness that SPEAKETH LIES  and he that soweth DISCORD among brethren...
#1, 2, 4, 5, 6, and 7 are definitely related to IMAGINATIONS
(fictional unfounded and unproveable theories).. which mislead, misdirect, and cause division... ending up producing #3...
ALL you do TB, is erect a modern day COMPLEX version... of the SIMPLE folly of OLD...
You are welcome to think what you like of me... but my pathway seeks to follow TRUTH
... and GOD, ...not FICTION
What he quotes from the gospel of John is very true, but the reality is that a massive misunderstanding of God's plan has been handed down via the historic church, and that the reformation barely scratched the surface of what had been misunderstood. As to why this occurred, I would recommend the book of Job. The doctrine of ET is certainly a trial in mundane life, but like fires, floods, wars, riots, disease, and other trials, I see it as a concomitant of God's plan unfolding in the context of a self-consistent universe, and further complicated by humans having true albeit limited free-will.
What an OXY MORON... TRUE but LIMITED
How can something which is TRUE
LY "FREE" ...be LIMITED
? To LIMIT
means to some degree, CONFINE
... Something CONFINED is NOT... FREE
is not even mentioned in the WORD
of TRUTH, so upon what
do you base it to be TRUE
The Scriptures, FROM the BEGINNING, show that Man's WILL is IN BONDAGE to ITSELF... (as Adam, KNOWING the WILL and command of GOD to NOT EAT
, ...became ENSLAVED to his OWN WILL and ATE
) and therefore was NOT FREE...
It is TRUTH
which CREATES FREEdom... (John 8:32) ...And ye shall KNOW the TRUTH and the TRUTH shall MAKE YOU... FREE!
Didya catch that? TRUTH
shall MAKE YOU
FREE, or CREATE FREEDOM ...IN YOU
If the WORD
has not created you FREE
... Then are you YET in BONDAGE... only when your choosing is UNSELF
ISH, is the will FREE... and even then it is NOT YOU, but CHRIST
IN YOU, which chooses UNSELF
The entire BIBLE screams of the BONDAGE of MAN, to himSELF
... yet you argue that the will
of Man is somehow, in some way FREE
? Get a SPIRITUAL grip bud... JESUS CHRIST
taught to LOVE OTHERS, ...AS
... YOURSELF... THIS is the method of FREEDOM... not the SELF
ISHNESS which is inherent in the WILL we all, by NATURE, ...possess...
In addition, numerous passages speak of or imply a major "end-time" revelation, something that very much implies a prior loss and/or withholding of information. This "end-time" revelation will correct historic misunderstanding via both the hearted-centered message of love and UR and the hard scientific logic of trans-temporal causation.
Patting yourself on the back areya TB? I notice that you did not quote ANY verses of Scripture to support this assertion, which is that YOU have gained a Scripturally "end time" revelation... Why did you omit them?
"... is just yet another, Man-INVENTED terminology... which has no basis in that which IS WRITTEN
... but endeavors to "sound impressive", much as did ADVERSITY in the Garden, ...misleading those who give it EAR...
YOU instruct above to MIX your "HARD scientific" logic, an INTELLECTUAL modern day "revelation" with LOVE, ...and IN THAT suggestion propose that LOVE is somehow incorrect and/or INCOMPLETE without your offering...
Your proposals speak AGAINST the WORD
as a FIXED entity... and challenges the VALIDITY of DEFINED and DIVINE PURPOSE in the WORK and WORD
Meaning that the WORD
of GOD, is NOT what it claims to be, ...a FIXED and UNCHANGING HOLY position, ...rather finds its HOLY position, affected by that which it CREATED, and becomes its pawn, which is moved about the "room" of creation ...by the agendas of SINFUL men...
Nor can it be relied upon as "there" when we "need it"... rather, is found rolling around in the FLUXUATION of CHANGE (which MEN find themselves amidst)... and poses that the ROCK of our SALVATION is nothing but a paper mache fallacy, which is batted back and forth at the whims of MEN...
My prescription then is to take the message of Love that willieH offers as medicine for your heart, and take the message of parallel timelines the SOtW, myself, and others will be offering as medicine for your mind. If you do that you will be wearing the whole armor of God and the messages of torment will not be able to get through.
This is an attempt to MIX -- LOVE with
your brand of INTELLECTUALITY and calling IT
the "WHOLE ARMOR"
, when the WORD
does not mention it AT ALL as a part of said ARMOR
And further asks us to consider adopting the OPINIONS of MEN (parallel timelines
)... in order to put on the WHOLE ARMOR of GOD!
Here is the ARMOR specified:Eph 6:14-17Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with TRUTH, and having on the breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS, and your feet shod with the GOSPEL of PEACE, above all taking the SHIELD of FAITH, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the firey darts of the wicked... and take the HELMET of SALVATION, and the SWORD of the SPIRIT, which is the WORD of GOD...
Where is PARALLEL TIMELINES
mentioned here TB?
Where does the WORD
embrace or INSTRUCT such a proposal as PARALLEL TIMELINES
You started your post with a "METHINKS"
... might I end mine with one:Methinks
...is wearing SHEEPS