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Personal Experiences That Have Strengthened Your Faith IN God.

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    SandCastlesposted 4 years ago

    What Miracles, encounters, dreams, ect... have let you know that God does exist?

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      A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I dreamed I was an Eskimo, frozen wind began to blow, under my boots and around my toes
      The frost that bit the ground below, it was a hundred degrees below zero...

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        SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe God is trying to tell you to warm your heart.

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          A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Sorry, but the temperature of my heart remains constant with the rest of my body.

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            SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            It's figurative, sorry you don't understand. You should pray.

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              A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Praying is only for someone who wishes to do nothing.

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                SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Don't think so; praying strengths someone so they can do something.

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                  SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Praying strengthens a person so they can do something.

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                    A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    You mean, like make them really strong so they can stop a speeding bus before it hits someone?

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      Disappearingheadposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I've climbed out of three mangled cars resulting from high speed crashes without so much as a scratch or bruise. I've also been in two cars during out of control spins. I cannot prove that God had a hand in to protect me, but I am very grateful I'm still here.

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        SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for your story.

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      Troy C.posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The fact of creation itself, this could not have happened by chance. Praise be to God the father, creator of heaven and earth.

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        A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Why not?

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        SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I agree, the world is too beautiful to be happenstance.

  2. Emmanuel Marosi profile image74
    Emmanuel Marosiposted 4 years ago

    Many people have shared their testimonies on how God miraculously answered their prayers and so fort. I personally have had such an experience. There was one pastor in Africa, Prophet Bonard, who testified about this. A limbless pastor even testified about this. They experienced God's presence and existence.

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      Disappearingheadposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Please tell us your experience.

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      SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Everyone has stories but many deny them. I think some people are afraid of God.

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    ptosisposted 4 years ago

    I'm not religious at all but I do have testimony and that is why I write 'Christian - other' when doing online surveys. The reason why is because I don't why I'm still living. Many times should have been  dead or maimed for life. The closest thing I can say about my belief is that I'm agnostic because, "My job is so secret - even I don't know what I'm doing."

    Nobody likes to think that it is just chaos and random chance because if your life has no meaning it's takes the wind out of sails and leaves you very depressed and suicidal like all those existentialist philosophers who offed themselves.

    No matter how much of a buffoon, jerk, bitch or idiot that I am - I feel that there must be some use for me in this world by the very fact that I am still alive and kicking. I know this for a fact because my life was saved by a selfish moron - who didn't even know what he did. My testimony:

    I was jaywalking during when the red light stopped traffic.

    A truck gassed and and blocked my way even though the light was still red. He was telling me that I was a jerk by blocking me. I was delayed two whole seconds.

    Truck moved at the green light and I was walking down the concrete sidewalk when TWO SECONDS in front of me a 15 foot long piece of drainage pipe fell off the building.

    Oh yeah, I was shaking and a trembling for 15 minutes. That was the last time I ever went to a bar. I went into the bar and told my story and I got ZERO reaction from the bar flys. I still drink - but never entered a bar again for the last 20 years.

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      SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, what a story! I'd be shaking too.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    It seems that even on a thread that was specifically designed for believers to share their stories about God, we are not free from persecution. This thread was not designed for debate and there are those who would go off topic simply in order to mock others.

    We are not able to share our experiences free from criticism and ridicule. Free speech is dead.

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      ptosisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Wow - that was not the intent at all. I didn't realize that this was a closed and private thread. But now that I realize how hostile and arrogant certain Christians are - I feel pity for you narrow and closed world view.

      FREE AND OPEN SPEECH on a public forum and you say to me; "GET OUT!"

      WTF are you on lady? Stupid drugs? Why don't you take your closed and private thread and go off into a private chat room. You are one <personal attack removed>!

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Uh, I wasn't addressing you at all. I actually really enjoyed your story.

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          ptosisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I apologize for my harshness but I still feel that if in a public setting and talking don't let the troll hijack your conversation. 



          "God must've sent you to me to teach me patience because I'm down to my last nerve and you're on it!

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            Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            So, we should ignore your current trollish behavior? Your story could not have induced her comment. Even if it had, was such an incendiary reaction warranted?

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              Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Emile, you are so incredibly level headed. I don't think Ive read one of your posts that I wasn't impressed with. Thanks.

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                Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                You might not agree with this one. I honestly didn't understand where you were coming from with the complaint of being ridiculed or persecuted. I assumed it was directed at ATM. I found his comment humorous, not antagonizing.

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                  Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Eh, agree to disagree... pretty sure he didn't come to contribute to the subject matter and if he's not here for that, he's surely only here for one other reason, but I said my peace and Im done with it.

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                    Emile Rposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Everyone has a different style of humor. I agree, he probably didn't join in, in hope of sharing an actual experience. But, name a thread where every comment is always on topic and I bet it wasn't a thread on Hub Pages.

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                    A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    That is a lie. The OP was very specific about dreams supporting the existence of something. You are the one who hasn't contributed to the subject matter and did nothing more than tell another lie about being persecuted.

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      A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol You're being persecuted? lol

      Do you even know the meaning of that word? lol



      Kind of like you going off topic with almost every other thread you visit in order to chat?



      Is anyone stopping you from posting nonsense here?

      Dishonesty certainly appears to be alive and kicking in this thread. lol

  5. ptosis profile image77
    ptosisposted 4 years ago

    Nobody can define what is God, only state what God is not.

    "If you meet the Buddha, kill the Buddha. If you meet a Patriarch, kill the Patriarch." Lin Chi isn't condoning murder, he is using a metaphor to explain the nature of Buddhism. Don't believe what some one says, no matter how holy they are, just because they say it. Listen to their words and then explore them yourself.... Kill Buddha.

    Dae Kwang "Kill the Buddha" 1997, Providence Zen Center, http://www.kwanumzen.com/pzc/newsletter … uddha.html

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      SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I never understood that line, "If you meet the Buddha kill him".  That's scary.

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    Rayne123posted 4 years ago

    Hi

    Actually I wrote a hub on how God himself and Angels saved my life in a bad car accident. I actually hit 2 moose at the same time.

    I say Angels because it all started one week prior to the accident when a beautiful blessed pinned Angel from my friends car fell on me every time I would enter her vehicle.

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      SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That's interesting. I'm glad you were okay. I feel sorry for the moose.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    *piece. haha

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      LindaTuckerRDAposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That it feels so good to be alive. Because one night my husband forgot to put the garage door down. AND we both were asleep all night with the garage door up. So I just give thanks to the Lord every day for watching over us and protecting us for the enemy.

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        SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It is good to pray to God asking him to protect you every day.

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          A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          So, why doesn't God protect the tens of thousands of children who die of starvation every day, but appears to be willing to stand guard on an open garage door all night long?

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            Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Sandcastles was staying on topic and answering the question "*personal* experiences" that have strengthened *her* faith in God.

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              A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Considering you have little to no concept of staying on topic, your post is purely hypocritical.

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                Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                If you have the self discipline to silence yourself, the ppl who were interested in posting their personal experiences with God might be able to bring this thread back on topic.

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                  A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Unfortunately, the children who died of starvation while God was busy opening chakras are unable to sign in and post their personal experiences with God.

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                    Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Guess not.

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            SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Why aren't adults protecting the thousands of children? Where are the adults? Where are the parents? Why is God blamed but people can act like scum bags and turn their back on suffering? Why aren't more people helping?

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              A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              If adults praise their gods for finding their car keys, we can surely blame their gods for spending the time looking for those car keys instead of feeding starving children.

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                SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Blame, blame, blame instead of taking responsibility.

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                  A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Praise, praise, praise instead of observing reality.

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    janesixposted 4 years ago

    I've been experiencing God for the past three years, although I didn't believe in God when the experiences started happening. I thought I was going nuts, and there are those who say I am. I don't care, I know I'm not.

    The most intense experience so far was my first Kundalini experience three years ago, which came suddenly after a few weeks of meditation. Physically, it was like electricity going up my spine, ectstacy, visions, going through a tunnel of light and colors very fast. I saw symbols from all types of religions, including Egyptian. It ended abruptly, and I was indirectly informed later that I wasn't ready yet, but that this is the thing that happens when a person reaches union with God.

    Both God and jesus have spoken to me audibly on a few occasions, but mostly God speaks directly to my spirit, and more commonly(daily now) through intuition and signs. If I'm not getting the intuition, I know I'm not in the flow of the Tao, or in line with the will of God.

    I have had many experiences, been filled with the holy spirit/ kundalini energy on multiple occcasions, purified on many occasions by holy fire(this almost always happens by night, and is probably taking so long with me due to my bad nature, I'm not the nicest person in the world). The longest experience was 8 hours long when God opened all of my chakras, although only four are "lit" so far.

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      SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      God is awesome.

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      A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol No wonder the prayers of starving children go unattended. Gods way to busy opening chakras.

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        janesixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It's sad that you find amusement by mocking other people.

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          A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          The amusement is in the ridiculous, childish things they believe.

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            Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Topic derailed by ATM once again.

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            janesixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I see.

            So you intentionally come into public forums to find and mock people's personal beliefs for the sheer joy of it?

            It makes you feel good to make other people feel bad?

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              A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Probably nowhere near as bad as those children felt when their chakras were closed by God, permanently.

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              Troy C.posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              The most recent experience that I had to strengthen my belief in God are the attacks by his enemies. If he were not real then the enemy would not take   time to try and discredit him. So since the enemy is real, then God is real.

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                A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                So, when Christians evangelize Jesus, we are the enemies for discrediting the evangelism. And, somewhere contained within this contradiction is a confirmation for the existence of God.

                In other words, the actions of non-believers supports the existence of gods. lol

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        SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        People have to do more than pray, they have to act. People can't just sit on their ass and wait for God to solve their problems. God touches the hearts of people; he softens their hearts so they care about more than money and more than themselves. This is a very selfish, cynical world. Kids starve and people watch TV and covet the new dress or car. God is supposed to help people care about life.

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          A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          You just told me to pray, contradict much?

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            SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            You mean like you?

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Sand castles, don't let him ruin your thread. It's a nice idea... just try to go on and ignore him the best you can. He doesn't create hubs, how he has a 58 score, I don't know... he just comes to this site daily to harass a specific ppl group in the community and for whatever reason, he is allowed to continue. Try not to read his posts... it helps.

    1. A Troubled Man profile image60
      A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Notice how Beth only responds with personal insults, lies and censorship.

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      SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I am going to take your advice Beth.

  10. Denise Handlon profile image89
    Denise Handlonposted 4 years ago

    Sandcastles-I don't usually comment on forums of this nature because of the controversy it can generate, however, I will make an exception after reading the first response.

    Those who believe do not need proof of God's existence; those who do not believe, no amount of proof will be enough to change their minds.

    Belief is a personal experience and is often unexplainable.  Just as the Universe has infinite possibilities, our souls harbor the source of our beginning and the infinite possibilities of what we can become.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      So very true.

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      SandCastlesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Very well said Denise. Thank you for your comments.

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      A Troubled Manposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That is patently false. Believers have never produced a shred of evidence, their support lies entirely in their faith and nothing more.

      You actually have to produced the proof before accusing anyone of not changing their minds.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    Who released the Kraken?

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      janesixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      smile

 
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