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Who And What GOD Is To Me And What My Core Beliefs Are
In answer to the question, Who is GOD and what are your core beliefs, I am writing this hub.
First, who is GOD to me?
I am often accused of believing in GOD only because I have been brainwashed into it. This is not true. I do not believe in GOD because a book or people tell me I must, I believe the book and those people because GOD has shown me beyond a shadow of a doubt that HE exists. When I was three HE revealed HIMSELF to me. When I was seven, HE caused me to breathe water in order to not drown, twice in one day. HE answers my prayers, HE guides me, protects me, provides for me, comforts me and loves me. I love HIM because HE first loved me. I cannot imagine living life without having GOD in it. being connected to GOD is what gives me life, more than simply existing. HE is more vital to me than the air I breathe. My belief cannot be shaken, because I know what GOD has done for me in my life. As we grow up in this world, we learn about it through our experiences. We learn the sun will shine, or it will rain or snow or even have a tornado. We learn these are weather patterns and we come to expect such occurrences to happen at any time on any day. In the same way, I have learned what to expect from GOD through my experiences with HIM. GOD has taught me that nothing is impossible for HIM, and indeed how could it be? GOD is the author of all that is created, what could possibly be beyond HIS abilities?
What are my core beliefs?
I believe GOD created the world in six days. HE created everything that was created. I say GOD, but all things that were created, were created by CHRIST. In my mind, GOD and CHRIST are one. They are separate beings yet they are one. When I am talking to one I am talking to both. CHRIST took our sins upon HIMSELF, giving us the chance to live and not die. GOD is always in the now. HE does not exist within the time and space HE created, although HE certainly can and does effect it. To HIM, the past is now, the present is now and the future is now. I used to try to convert others to my beliefs, but then I realized that if GOD gave mankind the freedom to choose, and that means the freedom to reject HIM, then who am I to refuse them that right? I certainly do not need to defend GOD, HE is fully capable of doing that HIMSELF. Vengeance is MINE saith the Lord. GOD is in control of all aspects of thsi life and world, and HE interacts with the people of this world for HIS Childrens sake. No one and nothing can harm a child of the Living GOD unless HE allows it. If HE allows it, there is a reason for it. HE alone can see the big picture, where as we can only see in part. What seems terrible to us may turn out to be wonderful instead. I have heard that there are some truths in all religions. What do those truths gain a person if they fail to see and accept the main truth...That salvation comes ONLY from accepting The CHRIST as your Saviour and the Son of The Living GOD? To deny that CHRIST is Divine in nature is to deny CHRIST completely. CHRIST said that we are known by our fruits (actions). When we claim to be saved and yet to not exhibit the Spirit of CHRIST within us, then we are liars. Taking the Lord's Name in vain is not saying some swear word, it is taking the name of GOD and then acting in an opposite manner than CHRIST taught and did.
So, that is what GOD means to me and what my core beliefs are.