Originally posted by Cartman
I talk to god all the time, never get an answer, and don't expcet one either.
What are you expecting? The answers are in the Bible. You have a spiritual antenna that isn't turned on. If you take on the spirit of Christ you can understand God's answers to you.
For a time I didn't believe in god, that had more to do with what I went thru as a child. But I have "faith" that there has to be a higher being than humans.
Then use that faith and find out what the "higher being" wants from you.
sending love and care is good and all, but at the same time it is telling people don't do what you feel is right let those in charge do that, even though they sat and let the fuel burn out before stepping in.
Like we've said before, it is true that some professing christians use and abuse people but, there happen to be a ton of Christians on the battle lines, so to speak. They reach out to people in Christian un-friendly places (Afghanistan, Iraq) there are missionaries in China, Korea. There is more good being done by Christians than you give us credit for.
It is used by giving false hope, though I do believe without hope we are nothing, but every church I have atteneded at some point in time tells us all that no matter what happens god will look after us. So when you get beat down, rob, etc.. don't worry god will take care of you. But if god is going to take care us all then why would we need police or armies?
It's not false hope to the believer. We live not for this world but, for heaven. (Romans 5:2) through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God.
(Romans 5:5)and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.
that's right he gave man freewill, but then he tells us that if you don't believe in me you will suffer, so you have freewill just as long as it serves me.
Yes, I have no qualms about saying that we are here to serve God. He is our creator. We serve Him. But I ask you, what is so bad about serving God? Is there something that He asks of you that is hard to bear? He asks us not to commit adultry, not to kill, He commands us to love thy neighbor, to forgive one another, to admonish one another, to refrain from sexual immorality.
So looky looky that is the control. Be careful what you do cause I will know and punish you.
I thought you were talking about man controlling, not God. One thing you are missing is that God does know what we do but, once we take on Christ in baptism we are forgiven of our transgressions. We should then on, strive to live a Godly life and in doing so, we have escaped hell. God isn't sitting there waiting to spank us! There is freedom in Christ, not oppression.