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What does God mean to you?

  1. nikki1 profile image60
    nikki1posted 6 years ago

    For those who do believe in God and or his son..
    what does he mean to you.
    To me he stands for love, inspiration, sunshiny day..
    frienz4lif

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Without Him I'd be nothing.

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That is somehow, frightening! lol

    2. IntimatEvolution profile image81
      IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Opportunities.

    3. Cagsil profile image83
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What does God mean to you?

      Absolutely NOTHING!

      Have a great day! smile

      1. nikki1 profile image60
        nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Have a great day, yourself.

    4. mohitmisra profile image61
      mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Th basic fabric of light,love tissue which permeates everything.

      1. nikki1 profile image60
        nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        ? what does that mean?

        1. mohitmisra profile image61
          mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          God.

      2. Hokey profile image60
        Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That is so stupid. Sorry. It just is..

    5. h.a.borcich profile image60
      h.a.borcichposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Everything I need smile Holly

    6. khawfash profile image61
      khawfashposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The friend who knows all of my faults and yet refuses to walk away from me.

      1. nikki1 profile image60
        nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well said big_smile

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      SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I suppose if I used one word to describe God, it would have to be graceful. The grace that God exhumes is unprecdented. It is unlimited and totally undeserving of anyone to recieve, but He gives it anyway.

    8. goldenpath profile image82
      goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Through the Son we have the opportunity again to dwell with the Father.  So to me they represent the paramount or sum total of man's progression.  Their purpose is for our happiness and exaltation.  They are the example of what we are to be.

    9. Loves To Read profile image59
      Loves To Readposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Dear Nikki I am very saddened by peoples reactions to your question. Are there really so many misguided people out there or do they just choose to be ignorant in this matter. Nobody alive today met Captain Cook, Nostradamus,Alexander Graham Bell, Adolf Hitler and many many more famous people but they don't have a problem with believing they existed. They read books about what each of them did and thats cool.
      Jesus was also a very real man who did wonderful things on this earth so why do people have a problem reading His stories in His Book. The Bible is A Wonderful Book that has stood the test of time. God created everything and without him there was nothing. Man may have become clever at most things but show me just one who can tame the wind, tornadoes, floods, famines to name but a few. God is everything to me. Walk outside and see the beauty in every tree, flower, bird, sunrise and sunset. Lightening and thunder, colours of the rainbow etc and have a good think about how it all began.

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        (Q)posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That's because there are a tremendous amount of resources and evidence for their existence.



        There is only the bible that states Jesus existed, no other sources collaborate it, even in the Roman records books of the time. Nada. Ziltch.



        Did your god tame the earthquake last week or the tsunami a few years ago?



        No thanks, I would rather do the science that demonstrates how everything began rather than look in a book of ancient myths and superstitions for answers.

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        The Paulposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Come on, this analogy is so terrible you must be able to see the problem.

        If you had never heard of Captain Cook and I explained to you that he was an omniscient, omnipresent being who loves everyone and wants you to know him you would rightly ask "Well, where is he then?"

        After I waffled for a bit about how Captain Cook wants you to have free will re whether you come to know him or not and how faith is a virtue and generally spent some time avoiding the question you'd come to the conclusion the person I was describing did not, in fact exist.

        And you'd be right!  The being described does not exist with the name "Captain Cook" or any other!

    10. Jisblessed profile image74
      Jisblessedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      God and His Son, Jesus is my Father and big Brother that I didn't know about until much later of my dying life and met them and my life is, was and always saved and blessed right into eternity where I'll live with them forever.

    11. aware profile image70
      awareposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      this he. this son. i don't know either one of them . but god and its greatest of ideas  its concept  its potential and possible realization . is what i hope in most .   and not for the traditional reasons . but only for the goosebumps that come from finally knowing.  that my friends is poetry. by me

      1. LeslieAdrienne profile image82
        LeslieAdrienneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        We can introduce you to Him if you'd like to meet Him....What do you say?smile

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I say find out about me. Been there, done that. smile

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      rahul871posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      God is the one who is there for me anytime i m ill, demotivated, down,nervous, at stake...

      If any person is there for me..he is my God at that point in time...Like my parents are my God..as they are always there for me...

      God is with you always..around you..

    13. qwark profile image62
      qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nikki:
      What is this "god" thing you ask about?
      The bible, the qur'an, the torah, the NT, none of them defines this "god" thing factually." they all mention "it" but only offer opinion as to what "it" is.
      How/why can you believe in that which cannot be defined, cannot be known, and only exists in the imaginations of believers?
      TY..

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        SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Do you really want to know who God is?

        1. qwark profile image62
          qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Sir Dent:
          I don't know.
          I have only opinions about it to base a thought upon.
          Can ya Pls define "it" for me in terms other than opinion and  conjecture?
          If ya can, you bet I'd like to know "it."
          If ya can't though, that would mean, to me, that you are not a credible person to "hub" with about "it."
          OK?

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            SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I cannot help you.

            1. qwark profile image62
              qwarkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Sir Dent:
              How did I know that?  :-)

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                SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                You know that because you don't really want the truth. You want to go on believing that you are right.

                You also know that God cannot be described and He cannot be understood. I know that you are not stupid, but niether am I.

                God can be knowable. That is all I can offer.

    14. shiva tattva profile image60
      shiva tattvaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What does the most pure , lovable and desired thing mean to you. That is what god is.

      1. tantrum profile image59
        tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe for you, but not for me.

      2. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No, this is what god is!

          "I will sweep away everything in all your land," says the LORD.  "I will sweep away both people and animals alike. Even the birds of the air and the fish in the sea will die.  I will reduce the wicked to heaps of rubble, along with the rest of humanity," says the LORD.  "I will crush Judah and Jerusalem with my fist and destroy every last trace of their Baal worship.  I will put an end to all the idolatrous priests, so that even the memory of them will disappear.  For they go up to their roofs and bow to the sun, moon, and stars.  They claim to follow the LORD, but then they worship Molech, too.  So now I will destroy them!  And I will destroy those who used to worship me but now no longer do.  They no longer ask for the LORD's guidance or seek my blessings."   (Zephaniah 1:2-6 NLT)

        Mentally ill! smile

        1. LeslieAdrienne profile image82
          LeslieAdrienneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Earnest

          Whoa!! Tiger, I hate to slow your roll, but why are you stuck in the Old Testament? And, why are all of your references to destruction and damnation? There is more in the Bible than that.....

          Jesus came to give us life and that more abundantly....why don't you concentrate on that instead of the other......I mean if you aren't on the side of destruction, you won't be destroyed. That's easy,right?

          And you don't have to be perfect to get on the right side....After all, you are already accepted by the blood of Jesus Christ.....all you have to do is realize that.   

          Jesus loves you......big_smile

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            Deborah Sextonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Hummm are you saying you no longer have to keep the Law. If you steal or kill, it's OK?

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              Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              missing the point, yet again.

              law is knowledge of right/wrong and the temptation/desire to do either one -regardless of consequence.

              those who live by law are subject to the rules, consequence and limitations of said laws. (i.e. murder 1st degree, law of attraction, etc etc).

              those who live beyond the consciousness of either do not sway right or wrong/have no desire for those things, those thoughts, the desire or temptation of them. Thus, they are not subject/limited to them.

    15. LeslieAdrienne profile image82
      LeslieAdrienneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      E....V....E....R....Y....T....H....I....N....G!big_smile

    16. vox vocis profile image92
      vox vocisposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Everything!!!!

    17. quildon profile image85
      quildonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Nikki,
      The fact that you are asking about God shows that He is already at work in your heart. To answer your question, God means everything to me. He is my father, husband, friend, provider, comforter, protector, healer, counselor ... I can go on and on. He came to this earth in the human form of His Son Jesus Christ so we can get a glimpse of who He is and be reconciled to Him. Without Jesus you cannot get to the Father.

      1. Hokey profile image60
        Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        How can you say that the only way is through Jesus Christ???

        1. kephrira profile image61
          kephriraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          They say what they are told to say.

  2. ThePhoneDetective profile image60
    ThePhoneDetectiveposted 6 years ago

    I will let you know in a little over an hour when the Cowboys game is over. I have a request in with my Lord as we speak.

    Daytona

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      (Q)posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, your lord was on his way over to offer some food to the starving when he got your memo. Go Cowboys! Die children!

      1. nikki1 profile image60
        nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        God would say die children.

        He fed everyone back in the day. Please get your story straight before you start blasting. God cares about everyone. Its a shame you feel that way. Please don't contaminate my thread by your comments, it would be appreciated. If you don't have anything nice to say about God, then please don't comment, thank you sad.

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          (Q)posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          d

          And, he apparently ignores them today. So, what changed?



          Please pay attention to what's going on. The story is crystal clear.



          Then, how much does he care for the 25,000 children who starve to death every day while Daytona's prayers for her football team get answered? Explain that, please.



          I wouldn't have to if Christians weren't so self-centered and uncaring.



          I'm not saying anything about your god, the blame is directly upon YOU.

          1. nikki1 profile image60
            nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            That is all you have done, is bash my sentence. It is not appreciated. Please stop. I come in piece.
            Thank you,

          2. LeslieAdrienne profile image82
            LeslieAdrienneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Q,

            Por favor mantengan la calma....

            Why are you guys so angry?  If you truly hate God, why do you care if other people love Him or if He loves people or not? What difference does it make if anyone else believes in Him or not.....why do you care? I think you are over occupied with thoughts of God.......smile smile

            1. earnestshub profile image87
              earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Sorry, your pseudo does nothing for me. smile Don't put words in my mouth, I do not hate god, there is no god to hate fortunately. I am merely quoting the OT as most religionists would rather "transition" to the NT where there is less psychotic language and so easier to justify. No snake charmin tongue talkin tv evangelists for me thanks.
              I look forward to see you develop here as a full blooded fundy! lol

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              (Q)posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              You can't really hate something that doesn't exist. That's like saying you really hate dragons and unicorns or Santa Claus.



              I wouldn't care if those beliefs were kept behind closed doors, they aren't. They are forced upon us every day in almost every aspect of society. Religion detests mankind, something I am quite fond of.



              Not at all. Just occupied with trying to reason with people who accept the myths and superstitions of the Bronze age as reality.

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                Deborah Sextonposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                But when they do that, you say it is cramming religion down people's throat.  Ahh the double edged sword.

        2. pylos26 profile image76
          pylos26posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          What is wrong with this last statement?...if you don't feel the same way I do about god...then stay away from my thread. Thats "way broadminded"...looking forward to reading you in the future.

  3. AEvans profile image72
    AEvansposted 6 years ago

    Love, Compassion, Forgiveness and Kindness smile

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    sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago

    Security, love and comfort.

  5. brimancandy profile image84
    brimancandyposted 6 years ago

    He (or she) should be all the things you mention.

    Otherwise, confusion, war, I'm better than thou attitudes. and centuries of questions like yours. And, still not one answer ever ends the questions. As in, why is someone or something so called all powerful shrouded in such doubt?

    Not putting your question or answer down. Just what usually comes to mind. But not allways.

    Going to lake Michigan and watching the sunset, or being at one with nature, staring at vast Wilderness and mountains. If this was all created for us by one being...then Bravo.

  6. khmohsin profile image61
    khmohsinposted 6 years ago

    The purpose of life

  7. kess profile image60
    kessposted 6 years ago

    The most high is the one who makes contradition his stepping stone.

    1. Marliza Gunter profile image82
      Marliza Gunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Amen to that...someone who understands God...smile

  8. kirstenblog profile image79
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    My feeling is that God is like the perfect parent, loving and forgiving. I guess its probably because I had a tough time growing up with 5 parents all of whom were there and gone in very short order.

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    Over The Hillposted 6 years ago

    Tragic, my sincere sympathies.What a go round that must have been for a kid.

    1. kirstenblog profile image79
      kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you smile
      I know that some folks don't really understand believing in something unprovable and unknowable but for me the belief fills that gap and gives healing. I don't follow religion because its not religion that gives that sense of healing and completeness but my belief in God does. I guess thats kinda the point, a darned good reason for a person to believe smile

      1. kess profile image60
        kessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        There is a God who is knowable and provable.

        You already have the wisdom to believe, now all you need is truth.

        The good news is that you need not search anywhere else except within you.

        When wisdom Joins with Truth, then you Find God in you.

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          Over The Hillposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You must find Christ first thing,don`t forget.

      2. LeslieAdrienne profile image82
        LeslieAdrienneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Kirsten,

        Wonderful and I thank God with you for your emotional healing.....

  10. Rod Marsden profile image87
    Rod Marsdenposted 6 years ago

    God means hope or the possibility of hope.

  11. ThePhoneDetective profile image60
    ThePhoneDetectiveposted 6 years ago

    Q

    Must be awful going through life with such hate!

    Saying a prayer for you as we speak!

    Daytona

    1. nikki1 profile image60
      nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Praying for someone who doesn't believe in this
      is kind of insulting. They in my opinion had a
      bad experience with religion/. God is specially
      encouraging with disbelievers.  We as Christians
      demonstrates patience, compassion.. smile.
      Hi ThePhoneDetective

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        (Q)posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        That would be the typical ignorant repsonse from believers here who are under the impression everyone believes as they do and that others have the ability to think for themselves rather than just follow along like sheep.



        No, you don't. That was the point entirely with Daytona who demonstrates a complete lack of compassion.

        1. nikki1 profile image60
          nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I also do not appreciate being called ignorant. That is my opinion. I never called you a name. We are Christians. We do not appreciate how you are taking our sentence apart like this and psyching us with them. You r requested not to say anything if you be respectful. We come in peace smile.
          Thank you,
          If you do not like God, so be it. Just do not dis God or me in this group. I for do not appreciate it. Thank you.

        2. nikki1 profile image60
          nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          In my opinion Daytona has compassion, she meant well when she prayed for you. However, we Christians learn a great deal.
          Daytona, be careful who you pray for people who do not believe
          in prayers may not appreciate it. I for know you have compassion.
          Atheists are different minded. They don't believe in prayers or God in my opinion. In my opinion, they are mislead.
          Smiles to all.

  12. nadiaazhar profile image77
    nadiaazharposted 6 years ago

    GOD is mighty...the extreme of everything!

  13. ThePhoneDetective profile image60
    ThePhoneDetectiveposted 6 years ago

    Please elaborate how I showed a complete LACK of compassion!

    Daytona

  14. aguasilver profile image88
    aguasilverposted 6 years ago

    Adonai-Jehovah -- The Lord our Sovereign
    El-Elyon -- The Lord Most High
    El-Olam -- The Everlasting God
    El-Shaddai -- The God Who is Sufficient for the Needs of His People
    Jehovah-Elohim -- The Eternal Creator
    Jehovah-Jireh -- The Lord our Provider
    Jehovah-Nissi -- The Lord our Banner
    Jehovah-Ropheka -- The Lord our Healer
    Jehovah-Shalom -- The Lord our Peace
    Jehovah-Tsidkenu -- The Lord our Righteousness
    Jehovah-Mekaddishkem -- The Lord our Sanctifier
    Jehovah-Sabaoth -- The Lord of Hosts
    Jehovah-Shammah -- The Lord is Present
    Jehovah-Rohi -- The Lord our Shepherd
    Jehovah-Hoseenu -- The Lord our Maker
    Jehovah-Eloheenu -- The Lord our God

    1. nikki1 profile image60
      nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      WOw smile

    2. TheGlassSpider profile image80
      TheGlassSpiderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome! *high five* This was beautiful to read. It's nice to see others using the Holy Names.

    3. LeslieAdrienne profile image82
      LeslieAdrienneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      aquasilver,

      You know your are awesome.....nuff said! big_smile

    4. Precious Pearl profile image80
      Precious Pearlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      FABULOUS!! He is the Lover of My Soul, Redeemer, Restorer, Transformer, Healer, Reconciler and Waymaker!!  The God of the past, present and future ... Alpha and Omega!!   The Author and Finisher of my Faith!!

  15. ThePhoneDetective profile image60
    ThePhoneDetectiveposted 6 years ago

    I'm graciously bowing out of this thread, I simply don't have as much free time as you guys do. Back to makin' hubs.

    Daytona

  16. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    So many names, so little truth. smile

    1. aguasilver profile image88
      aguasilverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      http://yousuckatcomments.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/dysfunction.gif

      Change the record Earnest! this one's stuck in a groove... big_smile

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You could try taking that advice yourself! lol

  17. aguasilver profile image88
    aguasilverposted 6 years ago

    What a wonderful maker
    What a wonderful savior
    How majestic your whispers
    And how humble your love
    With a strength like no other
    And the heart of a father
    How majestic your whispers
    What a wonderful God

    Words by Jeremy Camp

  18. spiderspun profile image60
    spiderspunposted 6 years ago

    Forever Lasting Life

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    pamoore80posted 6 years ago

    The one and only greatest gift on earth to give his son to die on the cross for our sins, What a wonderful god.

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      (Q)posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How can gods die? Isn't that impossible?

      1. nikki1 profile image60
        nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Physically died. Is this a trick question?

  20. efeguy profile image59
    efeguyposted 6 years ago

    GOD means everything to me.

    that am still alive today is GOD power

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      (Q)posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And, it's "GOD power" that kills 25,000 children every day making sure YOU stay alive. Well done.

      1. mohitmisra profile image61
        mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        He is going to take me and you and everyone else very soon as well.

    2. LeslieAdrienne profile image82
      LeslieAdrienneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Amen.....I am still here.....should have been dead and gone, but the Lord....big_smile, big_smile

  21. gagliano33 profile image61
    gagliano33posted 6 years ago

    amen

  22. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    mohit, nobody else's god is taking me anywhere! smile

    1. mohitmisra profile image61
      mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      We all come and go back to the source which is called god. smile

      1. skyfire profile image72
        skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Assumption one after another. Where is the proof buddy.

        1. mohitmisra profile image61
          mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Got mine you get your own proof by meditating and dying.Enlightenment and god are personal experiences.
          You or no one else is here forever. smile
          You have to die buddy. smile

          1. skyfire profile image72
            skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes we all die. But your assumption of rebirth is assumption. right ? wink

            1. mohitmisra profile image61
              mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              No assumations I died and came back, hard to believe but I know for a fact. Too many things in life one needs to experience in order to understand. smile
              Take a simple thing like fire burns and hurts you, this is experienced by us all and thats when we really comprehend it. wink

    2. nikki1 profile image60
      nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well, beings you don't believe in God. We all know where you are heading sad.

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yes you keep telling us. Hell. So you think it is OK to tell me and others that we and our loved ones are going to hell If we do not believe in your ridiculous conclusions. I think you are unwell, and you can go to your own hell, on behalf of the rest of us who live on this planet who don't believe as you do, I would like to wish you the same demise you wish on us. smile

        1. nikki1 profile image60
          nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I don't wish anyone any demise. Its not my call. You don't have to believe in the same God as I do. Its up to you. I believe in God, if you don't so be it. Thats up to you.

      2. tantrum profile image59
        tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        so what's this then ?

        1. nikki1 profile image60
          nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          There is God or Satan. That is all. I was not judging. Just stating an opinion. If you don't believe in that either, so be it.

  23. DogSiDaed profile image61
    DogSiDaedposted 6 years ago
  24. waynet profile image45
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    God means an entity that doesn't give a rats arse about killing people!

    1. mohitmisra profile image61
      mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is death something bad ?

      "Death is my friend,
      Where there is no trend.

      Why fear?
      It is really near. "

  25. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    You know mohit i disagree with those assumptions of yours to the core and you and i often have disagreements on these theologys topics many times. But ya know, i like your patience and ability to explain things(though can't buy it cause lack of proof).

    Anyway,I'm going to take a look on your hubs now.

    1. mohitmisra profile image61
      mohitmisraposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I was an theist before I had a spiritual experience and no matter what anyone said I didn't believe in god and if someone tried to force me or threaten me into believing it just didnt work. smile

      You are polite ,I cant ask for anything more .smile

  26. Andrew0208 profile image61
    Andrew0208posted 6 years ago

    God is a Spirit and the father of spirits. He means to me a father. He lives in me by virtue of His word.

    1. nikki1 profile image60
      nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well said ;D

  27. Eric Jupiter profile image60
    Eric Jupiterposted 6 years ago

    God is my everything!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No, god is a far fetched fairy story. smile

      1. aguasilver profile image88
        aguasilverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Earnest, You say that we believers tell you that you and your family are going to hell....YOU DON'T BELIEVE so why would you be at all bothered even if someone did tell you that?

        (I have not seen believers telling you that, got any examples?)

        Whisperer....

        1. tantrum profile image59
          tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Because it is an offense.
          For you, a sinner, a lost soul, is wrong. You pity them, you pray for them, you belittle them. That's what's offensive. And because it is, we are bothered.
          Is that so difficult to understand ?????

          1. aguasilver profile image88
            aguasilverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            But Tantrum, why would you be bothered by that, when you do not believe that what we believe is true.... at worse we would be wasting our breath praying for you.

            Besides, don't you think that the insults and belittling that others try to put on believers bothers us?

            Am I supposed to enjoy atheists telling me I have a puny little god, that my faith is a fairy tale, that I am insane?

            We hear all that,every day, from people who have no intention of doing anything but silence the topic or hijack it into nonsense land, then retaliate by praying for you.... hmm

            1. tantrum profile image59
              tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I do not believe ,but you do. So I know that from your point of view I'm a poor lost soul. And it bothers me. How can I be nice & kind, when I know you're thinking that of me ?
              And those jokes you're talking about,are only that: jokes.
              Why instead of treating us like sinners, you don't make jokes about us?
              I don't think that praying for us is a joke. Nor looking down on us for not being 'saved'.

              1. goldenpath profile image82
                goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Well, even though we differ on spiritual issues it is wrong and mean to tear another person down for exercising their freedom of thought and choice.  Furthermore, I never use the term "saved" when referring to myself.  That is a self imposed judgement that none of us in the flesh are qualified to make. 

                Personally, tantrum, I applaud you for at least having a set of beliefs.  Many people don't have that integrity of heart.  You will never hear me joking or tearing you down for your feelings.

                Enjoy your evening!

                1. tantrum profile image59
                  tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  that was very kind !
                  Thanks !!

                  1. nikki1 profile image60
                    nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Well said.

              2. nikki1 profile image60
                nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                We Christians do not judge. Whether you believe or not is up to you. We do not think of you as a poor soul. Thats your thoughts not ours. We will treat you as a friend. With compassion, and respect.

                1. tantrum profile image59
                  tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  christians don't judge ??? where's that? don't you read the posts ???
                  and why with compassion ???
                  So here we go again !
                  You don't understand a thing !

                  1. Cagsil profile image83
                    Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    lol lol lol

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                  (Q)posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  True, Christianity judges us.



                  True, Christianity considers us as poor souls.



                  Not if Christianity has anything to do with it, you won't.

  28. Marketing Sucesso profile image43
    Marketing Sucessoposted 6 years ago

    God is energy!

    1. 0
      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      ...not exactly...

      but He is a force to be reckoned with, that's for sure...

  29. 0
    Denno66posted 6 years ago

    Um, never having to say you're sorry?

  30. nikki1 profile image60
    nikki1posted 6 years ago

    Thank you for your comments. Have a great day to all.

  31. nikki1 profile image60
    nikki1posted 6 years ago

    Thank you all for your comments. We respect everyones feelings. No one will ever be joked about or etc. We are all Gods children each and everyone. Whether you believe it or not. Gods loves us all.
    Have a great day to all.

  32. thejcrevelator2 profile image60
    thejcrevelator2posted 6 years ago

    I think it is hard for many who see the hypocrisy and the hate that comes from many that claim to believe in God, to take any reference to God without great skepticism.

    The total distortion of the teachings of great religious leaders like Christ has caused suffering and death.

    But if the true message from Jesus Christ was followed we would all be better off.

    Matthew 22:39-40

    39"The second is like it, YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'
    40" On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets."

    Matthew 7:12

    GOLDEN RULE -
    12 “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”

    Romans 15:1

    1 “We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not please ourselves.”

    1. tantrum profile image59
      tantrumposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You say:

      1 “We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not please ourselves.”



      So who's the weak ?

      And you're strong ?
      Really?

      Using Scripture like a crouch?

      Interesting ! hmm

      1. nikki1 profile image60
        nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No, they are not a crouch at all. I personally love them.

      2. nikki1 profile image60
        nikki1posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No, that is not what he meant.

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    The Paulposted 6 years ago

    I can conceptualize a lot of different god concepts ranging in scope from a universal creator and controller down to stuff like Japanese kami.

    What I can't do is imagine exactly what it is a lot of Christians claim to be worshiping. 

    But their descriptions are so inconsistent and self-contradicting I'm starting to suspect they can't imagine it either.

  34. nikki1 profile image60
    nikki1posted 6 years ago

    Thank you for all for commenting, very appreciated.
    Have a great day.

  35. Tadeusz598 profile image61
    Tadeusz598posted 6 years ago

    God is dog backwards.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is profound! I noticed that too! lol
      God means nothing to me, nada nilch. smile

      1. Cagsil profile image83
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey earnest, how are you? smile

        What "GOD" are we talking about? Which one precisely?

        I'd really like to know. lol lol

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hiya Cagsil! Well there are so many gods, but the one Referred to is usually that nasty little biblical one! lol

          1. Cagsil profile image83
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Oh, that one. Thank you for telling. Now, I can run outside and play in traffic. lol lol lol

            1. earnestshub profile image87
              earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Cool! I will join you! smile

              1. Cagsil profile image83
                Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Didn't expect that. smile lol lol

                1. earnestshub profile image87
                  earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  Well with a biblical god we must expect the unexpected! lol

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    sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago

    Everything good. All love is the Lord and of the Lord. When we help the least we are helping Jesus and are rewarded by his grace and blessings. We were never promised life would be perfect but how we face our trials and still help those around us say who we are. I pray for the Haitians they are some of the poorest of the poor no matter what you believe or don't believe they need our help.

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      (Q)posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, keep those idle hands clasped together in prayer. Well done.

  37. inspireyourspirit profile image59
    inspireyourspiritposted 6 years ago

    Hope and Love!

  38. 0
    sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago

    Just remember your rights to your opinion and actions end where mine begin and visa-versa.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's gonna be a tough call sneak! lol

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        sneakorocksolidposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I agree but you got to make a stand somewhere. You two are both grizziled veterns of the the psychic wars.smile

  39. Mighty J-Kep profile image79
    Mighty J-Kepposted 6 years ago

    I am no veteran.
    I am mighty

  40. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    You call people misguided because they don't share your penchant for fairytales?
    There are reasonable theories as to why we are here, religion just isn't one of them! smile

  41. tantrum profile image59
    tantrumposted 6 years ago

    lol lol lol

  42. tantrum profile image59
    tantrumposted 6 years ago

    @ lovestoread

    You said:

    'Jesus was also a very real man who did wonderful things on this earth .'

    And that's all. He was a real man, and nothing else.
    That, if he really existed.

  43. Niteriter profile image77
    Niteriterposted 6 years ago

    God means the world to me.

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    Kerbyposted 6 years ago

    Everything!!!!!

  45. Artin2010 profile image77
    Artin2010posted 6 years ago

    For us/me proclaiming to be Christian, He, God is my ALL in ALL, without Him all is utter confusion and darkness.
    He is everything to those whom believe. Thank you Jesus for loving me sooooo much!

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      (Q)posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, thank you Jesus for hating the little children of the world and allowing them to starve to death while Artin takes his overabundance of your love.

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It is a nonsense isn't it?
        megalomania perhaps?

        1. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
          Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Welcome back earnie!!

  46. goldenpath profile image82
    goldenpathposted 6 years ago

    To me They are the pinnacle of freedom.  Through the choices we made and the choices given us we are now living in a world where we have the agency to define our path.  Justice - absolute justice.  This life was never meant to be fair one person to the next.  Yet - the common outlook is the same potential whether it be a rich man or a poor woman in a depressed country.  Although the potential is the same what we do in this life, because of agency, largely defines that outlook for ourselves.  This is part of the true genius of God the Eternal Father, His Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.  That is what They mean to me.  It is mercy and justice that God is no a respector of persons.

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      (Q)posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Once again, the sick and twisted mindset of the selfish believer emerges with yet another kick-in-the-groin to the dying and the dead.

      I would ask that you give your head a shake, but the rattling might start an earthquake.

      1. Valerie F profile image61
        Valerie Fposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        No. It's a kick to the groin to rich, comfortable people who pretend to care about the poor while using their suffering as an excuse to bite the hand that feeds them. They don't get any greater chance in the afterlife than the poor. Indeed, they have less chance than the humble.

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          (Q)posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, you prefer to justify your god by ignoring the plight of others. Sad indeed.

  47. marinealways24 profile image61
    marinealways24posted 6 years ago

    God = Separatism

    1. Valerie F profile image61
      Valerie Fposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      And who are you to say separatism in some cases is a bad thing?

  48. waynet profile image45
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    A ruler, someone who says they may have power, but when it comes down to it, they are powerless, god lets bad things happen and blames it on evil, even though he is supposed to be the master of the universe, he is no He-man.

    God is only a word to put us in cages and let our mind be caged!

  49. marinealways24 profile image61
    marinealways24posted 6 years ago

    If God didn't mean separatism, there wouldn't be so many different opinions or "interpretations" on what God is or means.

  50. goldenpath profile image82
    goldenpathposted 6 years ago

    I am sorry to impose but all these charges against what "God" thinks and supposedly does are perceptions that we as humans have.  The various interpretations of God is not His fault but due to various peoples, cultures and histories.  There is no wrong in alternate perceptions of God in this life. 

    Also, He does not blame evil for the things going on here.  We do that and unfortuneately many blame Him as well.  God's perception of man's potential far exceeds any short term judgements that we feel His places on people.  He is far too omnipotent for something as miniscule as that.  Only the Adversary has such short-sightedness.  The Adversary and us.  It narrows our view and potential view to see all the injustice in the world and automatically blame God.  The world as we know it was never meant to be perfect.  Learning and intelligence cannot be gained through a perfect world.

    1. marinealways24 profile image61
      marinealways24posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Are you defending God or your belief of God?

      1. goldenpath profile image82
        goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        If that question is for me then the answer is neither.  In my view He needs no defending nor does my belief in Him.  It is my overall view of the mission and purpose of God that I am trying to express.  In that view I see what's beyond the injustice around us.  What's beyond - is justice and mercy.  It's a matter of are we willing to hold on to that hope long enough to realize it in the end.

        1. marinealways24 profile image61
          marinealways24posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          What is the mission and purpose? Please explain how your belief of God creates unity and not separatism.

          1. goldenpath profile image82
            goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            The purpose of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is to bring to pass the immortality and the eternal life of all mankind.  All.  Those are two separate things, immortality and eternal life.  Completely different.  Immortality is for all to gain their body with the soul, in permanent condition, during the Resurrection.  This is a great gift but even greater is eternal life which all of us regardless of economic status in this life can have equal claim to.  It deals with eternal progress, responsibility and authorities.

            1. marinealways24 profile image61
              marinealways24posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Alright, unity or separatism?

              1. goldenpath profile image82
                goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                WE create the separatism.  WE create the unity.  HE provides eternal life and progression for every man, woman and child who has ever lived, is living and will yet live upon the earth.  God is not a respector of persons.

                1. marinealways24 profile image61
                  marinealways24posted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I think you are trapping yourself. There is no separatism of good and evil in the afterlife? Is this unity or separatism?

                  1. goldenpath profile image82
                    goldenpathposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    All discussions here need not be an opportunity to "trap" someone.  I have not backed myself into a corner.  When the time comes that our spirit and body separate we will enter the realm of spirits and, yes, we will be separated into various glories according to how we've lived our lives.  It is there that we will be taught and instructed in many things and to await our varied appointed times to be resurrected with our restored bodies.

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