Why does God require that people adorn and worship him, isn't this egotisical?
God does not require that we worship Him. We are free to choose to do so or not. Here's the kicker: all mankind worships something, whether we think so or not. Isaiah talked a little about this when he condemned Israel for their idolatry. Whatever we spend time thinking and doing, we are worshiping, at least in some small way. And we become like what we worship.
Because God, in the person of Jesus, died for our sins and gave us free access to God's presence and an eternal destiny in heaven, we should desire to worship God, rather than feel forced to do so.
Yes, God does desire our worship, our heartfelt thanks and adoration. But he will never force a person to it. We do have free will.
no GOD is telling this to do, its your wish if you want you can do, if you do you will get mental cleanliness and guidence from him in all your work.
He created us so he could give to us and be loved in return.
God wants us to love Him and gave us free will so our love would come from the heart. In other words He did not want robots, just sincerity
The first commandment says to love Him with all our heart. He says that He is a jealous God.
Yes, He requires it. If you don't, it means separation from Him.
It's easy to say God's love is optional and there for the taking but if Christianity also says you will experience eternal torture by fire and brimstone for not loving him, it would be kind of like saying obeying pedophilia laws are optional, and you just go to jail if you choose not to follow them. It's pretty obvious it's a requirement. Punishing someone if he doesn't love you is extraordinarily cruel and selfish. Only egotistical narcissists do that. Not something a loving God would do.
Before you jump to say it's our fault we're doomed to hell, I must say:
1) According to Christianity God created the situation that led Adam to eating the apple, knowing he would do so; this is like someone leaving meat on the floor and getting mad at his dog for eating it. God bears plenty of the responsibility here.
2) Holding people accountable for events that took place before they were alive and were committed by someone else is absurd. We do not do this in our society, and if someone were to propose that if someone commits a crime, all his children and grandchildren should be put to death, we'd call that person a lunatic. Sorry, simple fact.
I'm 100% positive none of the Christians here will be convinced, but these are plain and simple facts. If you met a person who burned his son with a cattle prod because his son didn't show him infinite praise and adoration, you'd want him in jail. If this person put his son in a timeout because his great great grandfather was a murderer, you'd call him a lunatic. Sorry, but again, simple, simple fact.
The Bible states in the book of John the 3rd chapter and verse 16: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that who so ever believed in him, should not parish but have everlasting life.
Verse 17 goes on to say - "For God sent not his son to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved."
To me, that is worthy of adoration and praise. God cared so much for us, that he wanted to insure our salvation. Although difficult to understand, God's love is amazing.
Your team scores the winning touchdown and what do you do? Sit there, look at the next person and whisper, yippee. No you yell and scream and jump up and down.. this you do so your joy may be expressed.
Same with God. He always scores the winning touchdown and so we cheer and praise and worship all the more. God shows us how to express our feelings toward him.
1) Eve had a large capacity for sinful works, out of all of the garden she had to eat of the ONE tree that was forbidden. hmmm
2) Unlike North american families we tend to not learn from our parents, our families do not live together for generations. The visiting the sin of the fathers is because often times sin prospers a family and under the old testament a sinful family was not supposed to prosper.
I think the person who jumped right in and said what he said is simple simple fact.
"god" doesn't require anything as he is a myth. man made up religion and prayer is just another way to prove it's working. by having people pray it shows that they are under control. if you think about the so-called power of god, praying makes no sense as you are wasting time doing it because god is suppose to be able to hear your thoughts so if you just think good things it should be enough but then where would the control of religion be when the people in control wouldn't know if you are one of the sheeple or not.
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