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Does ANYONE believe in God? (or Allah or whatever)

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    Cromperposted 6 years ago

    I was just thinking to myself last night: does anyone actually believe in a god or anything like that? I know The Pope is an atheist in religious disguise, but there must be SOMEONE out there who actually believes in a god or creator of the universe. I would like to know those people and share in their experience.

    1. emrldphx profile image60
      emrldphxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I do.

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        Cromperposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Prove it.

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          emrldphxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Do you even realize what you are asking Cromper?

          OP asked if anyone believes in God. I said I do. That's my proof that I believe in God.

          There is nothing more than my word to 'prove' what I believe to you.

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            Cromperposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I wish I could believe you, but alas - I don't. Sorry. You are an atheist and I can't get that assumption out of my head. The Pope is an atheist and therefore I cannot make any positive assumptions about others who claim to be theists.

            Sorry.

            1. emrldphx profile image60
              emrldphxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Cool, that's up to you my friend. Good luck... if they take you to IHOP don't eat the eggs... I got sick off the eggs once.

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          OutWestposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Is this what this is all about?  Very deceptive.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Not Allah.  Not just "a" god.
      I believe in God.
      There are quite a few Believers on this site.

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        Cromperposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Prove it.

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          Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Prove what?
          Prove God is real, or prove I believe in Him?
          I'll answer both by telling you how to prove it to yourself.

          Read the Bible.  The first Book of it will show you God declaring His sovreignty, power, and ability.

          Jesus died to cleanse you from your sins, if you so choose to accept Him.  Ye must be born again to enter Heaven.  Do you want to be saved?

          As far as proving I or anyone believes in Him, the best way on this site to do that is to read their hubs and search their forum posts.  We're not supposed to make threads just to promote our own hubs, but since you asked, if you look you'll see that I wrote a hub that addresses your confusion about evolution.  And indeed there are many other Christian hubbers whose work you'll find hugely informative and filled with the Spirit.  I'll be happy to recommend some if you like.   You could prove you really want to know me and them and share in our experiences by doing so.

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            Cromperposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            It is simple. Prove that YOU believe in God. I'm not asking for a lifestyle choice - I'm not asking for indirect evidence of God - I'm not asking for God to come to me.

            If you are sincere in your claim that you believe in God, then you can lead me to Him.

            Can you do that?

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              paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              @Brenda Durham
              Can I come along, too?

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                Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                I wish you would!
                Do you believe He loves you?

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                  paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  I won't.



                  That would imply that I already believe in his existence...

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                    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Then I will pray that He comes to you.

                    I believe the words of Genesis 1:1.  There is no other sensible explanation for the world and mankind's existence.  And I remember even as a child that there was something missing from my life.  I had wonderful parents who taught me the Gospel.  I was a "good" girl. And yet I felt myself rebelling at their authority, inwardly. I was embarrassed when they'd tell me all people are in need of Salvation; I was embarrassed when in church the preacher and they would try to get me to go to the altar.

                      And then one day the Holy Spirit came to me, in that same church, and convinced me of my sins, of my need for deliverance.  And, after time after time of me quenching the Spirit, that time I just felt my feet moving toward that altar, effortlessly.  And all I know is that, where once I was lost, then I was found; where once I was alone, I was no more alone; where once I was blind to the Truth, then I could finally see it.  Jesus does that!  He heals the blind, if not physically, Spiritually.  He makes children of us that were spiritual orphans.  No matter how much my family loved me, it wasn't enough.  We humans are drawn to the Light, each of us, at some point in our lives.  We either accept it or we refuse it.

                    There were times, later, when the world tried to draw me back toward it.  But the Lord continued (even continued after I got saved! Wow!) to draw me toward Him, through my occasional rebellion.  He knew my heart at its core. Most of all, He showed me how much He loves me!  Now, I am homeless here on earth.  Not literally, but Spiritually.  This world is not my home.  I'm just passing through.  My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue.  The angels beckon me from Heaven's open door, and I can't feel at home in this world anymore.  Those are words to an old song that we used to sing in church.  I believe the words; they describe me exactly!   I believe I have a home in Heaven awaiting me!  God is a promise-keeper.

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              Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Start reading my hubs. If you're sincerely searching, and if I can I'd love to help.

              For me the first step was getting brutally honest with myself. I sought the truth, 100% of the truth. That wasn't easy.

              again if I can help, I will.

              Mikel


              ***I will say this You will arrive at a point where God won't be something you can wrap your head around. At some point God becomes something you can only experience emotionally. The best analogy I can come up with is the physics theories having to do with Particle-Wave duality (as I know you're familiar with that). God is kinda like that too, when God has mass you can wrap your brain around it. When God goes to light speed, and loses the mass, only emotionally can we understand it (or feel or through intuition...). For me it is almost like God becomes emotions... I don't know how else to explain it. (and this isn't a very good explanation sorry). I hope that helps.

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                Cromperposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Mikel,

                You are a two-faced idiot who was quite happy to act the idiot in my forum titled "Does 'Murphy's Law' contradict 'Intelligent Design'?" but now you are acting the 'nice guy' in order to impress your fellow theists (supposed).

                Are you going to keep up the charade or give in to your stupidity and fall to your normal level?

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                  Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  That's kinda what I figured. (and why my first reaction was laughter.)

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              Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Indeed.
              I can give you the message.  The Holy Spirit is who draws people to him, though.  And if someone is intent on quenching that Spirit, then it will do no good for me to say a thing at all to them.
              The Gospel says that God so Loved the world that He sent His only begotten son Jesus the Christ, to die for you and the rest of mankind, that whosoever will believe on Him can have everlasting life.
              Jesus calls all men to repent.  A sinner has to admit he's a sinner in need of a Savior, be willing to repent and receive forgiveness. 
              Jesus said if He was lifted up (crucified) that He would draw all men to Him!  So I'm here to give you that message--that He died and rose again, that His awesome Love and mercy drew me to Him, and He will draw you to Him too.   Don't refuse Him when He comes to you.

              I can lead you.  But I can't save you.  Again, do you want to be saved?

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                Cromperposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Words cannot save me. I need to be lead PHYSICALLY!

                Can you do that?

                1. Mikel G Roberts profile image80
                  Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Yes, the first step is a doozey though... Cyanide good or do you prefer some other way?


                  wink

                2. Eaglekiwi profile image80
                  Eaglekiwiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Say what you mean-and mean what you say wink

    3. Mikel G Roberts profile image80
      Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      LOL...  nice thread.  lol              lol


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    4. AEvans profile image80
      AEvansposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I believe in "God"  always have and always will. smile

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        Cromperposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Prove it.

      2. habee profile image96
        habeeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Same here.

    5. paradigmsearch profile image94
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've heard rumors of one, but I haven't seen any proof yet. That's ok though. I'm patient.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I was meaning to ask you---why do you say the Pope is an atheist?   I'm not Catholic, but still I've always believed that the Pope(s) believe in God.

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      sarovaiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Believe God , like any other thing you Believe. smile

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    rnoelposted 6 years ago

    First I must say, That God is a spirit, and they that worship and believe him must do it in spirit and in truth. @Cromper people do ignorantly believe and disbelieve. The question is where do you stand?

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      Cromperposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      What do you want me to believe? That will give you a clue as to where I stand.

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        rnoelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I want you to believe that God is real, is alive, is a spirit and is always near to you especially in thoughts. he gave us ways in which we should live and we must follow these ways. There is one God One Holy Spirit and One Savior and they all dwell in One Body we call Christ.

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    Wilfionposted 6 years ago

    Actually, statistics show that only 2.5% of the world's population are atheists.  So the majority believe in one god or another.  Before you say "prove it" all you have to do is search online, as there is plenty of information out there.

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      Cromperposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      How many people that you know actually believe in a god even if they DO go to church every Sunday? How many "Christians" are what they say they are?

      If you believe that all people who attend church are 'believers' then you are very naive!

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image80
        Eaglekiwiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I can ,but whats in it for me wink because from what I know about God -hes not a monkey

        So I wont be working for peanuts.

        Just so ya know smile

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          Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          <grinning>

          Elephants>>>Peanuts

          Monkeys>>>>>Bananas


          wink  Just sayin... lol

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image80
            Eaglekiwiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            lol  lol

            (Covers face in embarrassment,now I know why my sons wont let me tell jokes!)

            1. Mikel G Roberts profile image80
              Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              lol

              You look good blushing. wink

              1. Eaglekiwi profile image80
                Eaglekiwiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Oh I bet you say that to all the girls cool lol

                1. Mikel G Roberts profile image80
                  Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  Nope just the monkeys that won't work for peanuts.  cool

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                    Eaglekiwiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    lol

                    Oh I detect a little discrimination there wink

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        Wilfionposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Cromper, I don't remember mentioning people who go to church in my previous post.  For a start, most people who believe in God or gods are not Christians.  There are other religions in the world you know.  There is Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism, Biddhism, and many, many more "isms."  And believing in God or gods does not necessarily indicate that you go to church or temple or mosque.  There are billions who believe in God who don't attend any kind of religious service.

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          Wilfionposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Oh bugger!  He's gone, and I am talking to myself.

          1. emrldphx profile image60
            emrldphxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I hate it when I end up talking to myself...

            *looks around... notices you, yes *you*! There behind the computer screen!*

            *wanders off mumbling about people minding their own business*


            big_smile

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    Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago

    Eaglekiwi, grab one of Cromper's arms and I'll grab the other!  haha.
    I guess we COULD physically lead him......but I dunno....I'm not a large or very strong person....are you?

    I think maybe he means can we show him a physical God?........

    Jesus was God in the flesh, yet many didn't believe Him then either.  But it is written, and many people witnessed His presence here on earth.   I pray Cromper will someday believe their testimonies in the Bible and all the witnesses since then!

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      Cromperposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      No, you just need to lead me physically to whatever it is you lot are smokin'!!!

      ...because I want some of it tooo!!!!

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        Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You've gained a follower on HubPages.  Maybe we can have some good conversations.  Maybe the Spirit will even show Himself to you.   He doesn't carry paraphernalia or smoke anything, but He can ignite Holy Ghost fire without even a match!

      2. Eaglekiwi profile image80
        Eaglekiwiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Help a brother out huh

        Thats not how Christians roll lol

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image80
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm..sure I gotta strong right arm..but you'll have to remind me when to stop pulling or we'd be in double trouble lol

      Besides I reckon hes hitting on ya smile

      We could always kidnap him and take him to IHOP lol

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        Brenda Durhamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        LOL
        Girl, you have a great sense of humor! lol

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    pisean282311posted 6 years ago

    all religious gods are human creations...it is like do you believe in sherlock holmes or spider man...

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    prektjr.dcposted 6 years ago

    To believe in something is to trust in its existence based on the willingness to experience it.  Each day we believe the sun will rise.  We trust it exists in an orbit that will bring it back each day and we are willing to experience it.  Based then on our experience, we then can be confident in our belief that it will continue to occur.

    Believing in God is the same.  Be willing to experience His great power by trusting in His existence and He WILL give you the experiences you seem to so desperately be seeking.  He will meet you where you are, but you must be willing to believe.  I have had personal experiences with Him and I KNOW He is real.  I do not need to prove it as He proves it for me.

 
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