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ded2daworld:
IF you were God, with all the power of the universe at your disposal, and had just one shot at living life in the flesh, would you live it as Jesus lived it?
Would you walk on water to wow a crowd? Would you impress your followers by calling down a company of angels to your defense when captured? Would you take a wife or even have a girlfriend? Would you easily beat your "buds" in strength contests? Would you make the arm break of the guy about to give you 39 lashes? and make the arm break of everyone that tried it till they gave up? How about the guy about to pound the stake into your wrists at the cross. Would you make him miss with each swing so he hit his own hand rather than the spike? Would you tell people you had healed not to tell anyone? Would you turn lead into Gold so you wouldn't have to depend on others (Indirectly the Father) for financial support?
Have you ever thought that Jesus didn't do any of these things because they were not love. What is not love is sin.

Lazarus Short:
As God told the Israelites in the desert, My ways are not your ways, and My thoughts are not your thoughts.

You know, it occurred to me once that if the distance between us and God (morally speaking) is a light-year, the distance from the worst sinner to the best saint might be...a millimeter. :Chinscratch:

We like to make God/god in our image, or at least our IDEA of God.  No, He is nothing like that at all, for it is WE who are the image, and a marred image at that.  Reality lies on the other side of the veil.  On this side of the veil, we live in almost a cardboard-cutout world.

reFORMer:
I am not and could not in any way make my physical being and its world.  God is producing my body and the world it is in.  I'm inside of it here, seeking a more intimate awareness of the God manifesting my reality and His purpose for it.  Purpose is a time issue.

As I get older the world gets scarier.  My body hurts more, limiting me.  This connects to why in the 2nd World War God allowed the slaughter of 6 million Jews and 7 million Christians, specifically because they held to God's word.  Did this have something to do with what they believed or failed to believe?  God could and did save some from death then.  What would we do about this holocaust* if we could.  This is all the more demanding a question as many wonder if the same thing is being set up in the United States, for us in our own day, here and now.

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*Stalin murdered more than Hitler and Mao was responsible for the deaths of 5 times the number both Stalin and Hitler taken together killed.  How is this the best of all possible worlds to bring about God's purpose for humanities existence?  Sorry about this old question, but you brought it up.

ded2daworld:
I did?? I thought it wa a light airy, whimsical rhetorical question and you answered with some heavy philosophical stuff :dontknow:

eaglesway:

--- Quote from: reFORMer on December 09, 2012, 07:56:27 AM ---I am not and could not in any way make my physical being and its world.  God is producing my body and the world it is in.  I'm inside of it here, seeking a more intimate awareness of the God manifesting my reality and His purpose for it.  Purpose is a time issue.

As I get older the world gets scarier.  My body hurts more, limiting me.  This connects to why in the 2nd World War God allowed the slaughter of 6 million Jews and 7 million Christians, specifically because they held to God's word.  Did this have something to do with what they believed or failed to believe?  God could and did save some from death then.  What would we do about this holocaust* if we could.  This is all the more demanding a question as many wonder if the same thing is being set up in the United States, for us in our own day, here and now.

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*Stalin murdered more than Hitler and Mao was responsible for the deaths of 5 times the number both Stalin and Hitler taken together killed.  How is this the best of all possible worlds to bring about God's purpose for humanities existence?  Sorry about this old question, but you brought it up.

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In that day, we did do something about it. We roused ourself as a nation and went over there and at the cost of the lives of millions of young men we put a stop to it. Now, as to what we might do today, I don't know- but I know what we did then :o)

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