What do you think of God?
To be honest, I'm not sure what I think of God. I want to believe, but I can't seem to get myself to. Sometimes I hear my friends talking about Him. They keep saying things to me like "God loves you", or "Jesus died for our sins." I've never been much of a church goer, but sometimes, I feel like they've been brainwashed or something. Like the promise of being able to be a part of something, be it with God in the afterlife, or with a bunch of helpful church members in the present; it feels like they're just trying to fit in; carrying on the faith that everyone else instilled into them, and not the faith that comes from truly knowing who God is. If that's even possible.
Then there's the idea of how the universe was created. Was it God who created it, or just the particles and atoms; energy and matter, that made us who we are today? And sometimes, I wonder, if God made us in His image, did He already know that we'd turn out looking like the way we are now? Or does God look more like our primative primate ancestors of the past?
But despite all these questions, I can't help but revel in the fact that had one thing in our universe been just a little different, we would never have been. Had the earth been a little farther from its axis, or had this planet never been able to sustain carbon; had the universe never aligned itself so perfectly, so proportionately, as to allow things to be as they are, and had the sun's exact strength/gravitational pull not been there, we would never have been created as we are now. Would life even have existed? Is something so perfect just a coincidence? And if it is, does that mean that there's other life out there, too; that we're not alone? And if that ever becomes true, would they have a God, too? Is there truly a higher power before us that set it all into motion? One who put it all together?
I sometimes think of all the possibilities of what could have been, like what colors we've never seen, or what understandings of the world there might be that we have never imagined; have never even glimpsed of, or have never come to comprehend, and I wonder...if this is how it was all meant to be. If someone above us made it so. So I don't know what I think of God. What do YOU think?
I beleive in a greater energy above us but don't beleive that this 'god' dude is actually real. I believe jesus existed. And was a good man. though all this miracle stuff I beleive dosen't occur. The ten commandments and all that you'll go to hell if you sin stuff is all rubbish. They were rules created because their was no governemnt back then to tell people what they can and can't do. now in the modern world their morals. And all the miracle stuff, people back then thought they were miracles but it was probably the act of science like an eclipse though they didn't know what it was. But in todays world people should know better if they steal or murder someone if people have a consience they won't do it. Going to church each week is pointless if you don't enjoy it, the way life was created is for you to enjoy it, go outside and live free. I dont think god wanted you to praise at his knees 24/7. if he is real he'd probably want you to live and be good. The universe is powerful. If God is real then he would forgive me for what I just wrote.
I'm sorry if I offended anyone it's just the way I think of the bible and religion because this all might not be true, nobody knows it. everyone just believes.
For all you people who do not know how you feel about god well I think you need to ask him for forgiveness and to open your eyes and heart to see what the truth is, I believe whole heartedly that god is real and that GOD and Jesus are one. I HAVE SEEN SIGNS AND WONDERS I have personaly experience miracles from god a couple of times and when I pray I know he is listening to my prayers, because I would not have anything with out god in my life he makes sure all my needs are met and for that I think GOD is sooo awesome and is the most important person in my life. God created us in his image so why not live for what he created us for, you ask what were we created for , we were created to be like him, think like him, and do as he would do, know ask yourself if that is to much to do for the creator of you, the one that gave everything for you. I personally do not think that is to much at all.
I believe that regardless of whether or not we have proof, heres my story with god:
I needed something(which will stay nameless) that was going to make me the happiest person on earth, but couldnt possibly happen due to certain circumstances, and so in a form of desperation I cried out to god(which I didnt really believe in) and against all odds it happened. Afterwards I did become that happiest person on earth and began going to church(because what better things did I have to do on a sunday morning?), although every story in the bible is a stretch from reality, none of it can be either proven nor denied. So I personally believe in a god due to my past experiences.
I think, that there is a possibility that "God" was just a made up religion, as a form of control, and if you look around at all the christians, it worked, because it forces morales, and if the majority shares the same morales, then there isn't as much violence. However, I do think that there is ALSO a possibility that God might actually exsist, just not how the christians portray him.
I'm an Agnostic, can't say there ISN'T a god, but I'm not going to waste my time and energy worshipping an all powerfull being that might not even exsist. Basically, I'm an Atheist without balls
geteup that is amazing testimony! I sure would love to talk with you about what God has shown you and done in your life! He is amazing I also know first hand. I would not be alive today if it weren't for His protection and leading in my life.
amblessed, you just took the words out of my mouth...He is so awsome!
The probation is almost closed and when it does, God will come with all His angels with Him to take His children home...won't you be one of them?
well, where do I start? yes god is real, yes he is our heavenly father, but I don think he is all as he is cracked up to be. either way you live, you WILL sin. going through puberty is a sin. why, you might ask? because if we look to a woman for sexual pleasure before merrage, its a sin, and if you even think about it, we are sinning with our hearts. so either way, everyone sins. but hey, god will forgive you. and he is amazing in every way!
He is my best friend. I trust him completely with every detail of my life. He has proven him self over and over to me, as I trusted in his word, and in the power of his spirit.
If you miss a relationship with him, you have missed the greatest thing you could ever receive.
I am so glad that I have a Father in Heaven that loves me so much. I am so relieved and will be forever indebted to Him for sending His son Jesus Christ to prepare a way for me to live with Him again. He is everything to me.
to amblessed---well said!
God is our Creator. He loves us so much that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to help us understand Him and show us the way to heaven. Jesus died for us so that we could live for Him. AMEN!
He is my closest friend, the only one that knows me in all my good and bad. He is the one I turn to in joy and sadness. He is a real to me as I am to myself.
Assuming you mean the God of the Bible. Jesus seems pretty cool but his old man seems mean, petty, and holds a grudge forever.
Pretty cruel world wish it was easier and not as much suffering. but I always look up and hope for the best and protest peace.
Our Heavenly Father who gave us the gift of His son, Jesus, that we might have a WAY to spend eternity in Heaven with Him.
1Co 1:18 For the word of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us who are saved it is the power of God.
'Faithful and just to forgive' - but if you don't ask for forgiveness or feel you don't need it, you'll never recieve it.
I think god beliefs are in the same category as astrology and superstition.
I'm an Atheist. I'll leave it at that.
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I think God is amazing. I love him!
he is a MADE UP STORY...no proof