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It's interesting that you were a humanist and became a god follower, can I ask why?
Cyborg527 asked the question, I will reply in this hub, as it looks too long for an 'answer' in the Hub Questions sections!
Why I became a believer?
Evidence, I found evidence that God was trying to speak with me, I followed the leads and started the relationship, the evidence of His existence increased with each passing day, even on the days when I was not talking or listening to Him.
Too many people join a religion, I started a relationship, sure I visit religious houses and meet to fellowship with folk, but my relationship is with God, through Christ, and it's that way because that is how God wants it to be.
As a humanist I thought I was a nice person, good to those who I considered 'inside' my circle of protection (from me) willing and able to use anyone outside that circle as part of my personal food chain.
Logic had taught me that in truth: nobody had the right to require me to do anything I did not wish to do, and that is the truth for every human being living.
The logical end place of rational thinking must lead to personal anarchy, unless they chicken out at some lovey dovey point earlier and set their camp in that comfort zone.
Logic will always lead you to anarchy, but as most logical thinkers realise that anarchy can only work in a well ordered society, they understand that it's an oxymoron, so they decide to pitch camp earlier than the summit, and then they need to decide WHO sets the parameters of their individual freedom of choice.
Gets complicated, which is why most folk stay on the foothills of self interest, called self determination.
They want to continue believing they are in control!
"[The New World Order] cannot happen without U.S. participation, as we are the most
significant single component. Yes, there will be a New World Order, and it will force the United
States to change it's perceptions." -- Henry Kissinger, World Affairs Council Press Conference,
Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel , April 19th 1994
"I am concerned for the security of our great nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within." -- General Douglas MacArthur
My crux point came when I realised the truth, and could no longer fool myself about who controlled my life, if it was to be me, then what were MY parameters?
I had already set my stance, nobody controlled me, everyone was, at my sole discretion, a part of the food chain (me included to those more powerful than I) and if I cared to use them to my advantage, so be it.
So using that as a benchmark, I could fathom that, as most folk are slumbering in their supposed ordered lives, content to live within the structures enforced upon them, as long as they were comfortable and left undisturbed, or at least abused slowly and with some care.
The food chain was therefore wide and varied, and as an accomplished scammer, I could hope to avoid most of the predators above me in the food chain, whilst utilising those beneath me.
Mr. Nice Guy huh!
But I had realised that I was NOT Mr. Nice Guy, so allowing for no constrains, barring getting caught out and punished by whoever caught me, my real decision was, do I want to do this, shall I get filthy rich by my predatoriness and 'enjoy' life whilst I could, or was there anything else to consider?
Logic then told me that I should explore what 'else' may be of consequence in my life, which led to exploring religion, and eventually specifically the claims made by Christ.
Now I had reached a point where I had to decide who was telling the truth.
- Was Christ a liar?
- Was Christ a madman?
- Was Christ who He said He was?
My profile tells you my conclusion, but my life since then, tells me that it was the correct conclusion.
It is a fallacy for anyone to believe they control their lives, beyond the simplest aspects.
The real question therefore is, who does control my life?
We are all controlled by either the spirit of the world or God.
God gave us very clear guidelines to work with, His rule book covers any aspect or decision we need make.
The world offers a shifting sand perception of freedom, which in truth is the freedom to make mistakes and pay for them.
The worlds rules change daily, the perception shifts as the dark powers who (thinking as I used to do) control this world, dictate what they wish, to ensure control over their personal food chain (that's all those below them).
We ALL ARE ALREADY on one side or the other, you just get to chose whether you ascend the food chain, or step right out of it and chose to let God control what happens in life.
However unless you were born into one of 300 specific family's, you will never be more than a slave to those who really control things, at their beck and call, and instantly disposable if you make waves at any time.
These first two videos will show anyone who is still awake what is REALLY happening in the world system, you can ignore them, that's what the power elite wish you to do, or you can spend some time looking through them and get enlivened.
We ALL make our choice, some by default, some by decision, doing NOTHING is by default; submitting to the NEW WORLD ORDER, or whatever we wish to call this bunch of amoral blood suckers who control those in the world who do not think.
If you really want to believe you control your own life, get on board with these creeps and slowly ascend the ladder of deception, or pretend to be Mr. Nice Guy and live on the foothills of delusion, gently fleecing those whom you are allowed to, and who allow you to do so.
The third video is by someone who is at least trying to take back America, he is still misguided in believing that we humans can do anything against the dark powers ranged against us, but at least he is trying to do something positive.
In truth, God has it under control, the NEW WORLD ORDER will fail, and, having read the end of the book, I know God wins.
You just need to decide which side you will be on.
Now I have answered the question, and it's your turn to decide, or work out, where YOU stand, in the food chain, and as far as WHO controls your life.
I wish you well.