5.7.10

Diety vs. non-Diety

  So I was reading my friend J-Lo's blog, and no she's not the one from the block.  She has, like me seens so much false doctrines, and false  teachers, etc.  That has made us both question our beliefs, why do we believe that the bible says this?  So we started digging through the bible, Greek and Hebrew dictionaries.  We both started to discover that most evertyhing that was crammed down our "charismatic" throats as kids was not really what the Bible says.

  I have to wonder why  when we all, and yes, I believe that everyone in this world at some point or other questions the existence of God, or their beliefs in Him; why is it that some of us come to the unshakable belief that God is real, that He exists, that the Bible is His inerrant Word, and that Jesus Christ of the Word made flesh, and then some of us completely deny it.

  Is it maybe that we go into our research determined to prove what we want to believe?  I mean I read Lee Strobel's "A Case for Christ".  He was 100% athiest, his wife got 'saved', which drove him nuts, and  he basically set out researching to prove to his wife that whe believed a fairy tale, but in the process came to know God.  Why is it that two atheiests can read the same things, and come to two different conclusions?  I believe that in Mr. Strobel's case it was due to a praying wife, with many believing  friends  standing in agreement with her that he would come to the Lord.

  I have many issues with  the "church", but not an issue with God. I think sometimes when I say things about the "church", people take it as I'm bitter, and my love for God was waxed cold, but it's really the opposite.  I'm not gonna lie, I don't read my bible the way I should.  I don't do as Paul said and pray without ceasing.  And I am  guilty of REALLY praying when my back is up against the wall, so to speak.  Something that I need to rectify.  But....here would be the perfect time for my dad to pipe in with "Excuses are like rear-ends, everybody's got one!"

 

3 comments:

LTM said...

There's nothing wrong with raising honest questions. Jesus went to Thomas to allow him to touch his wounds, and he never criticized his disciple for needing proof. Good stuff, hon~

Gorges Smythe said...

I'm horrible about remembering the location of things, but it seems to me that we are told by scripture to test not only the spirits, but our "shepherds" and even the scriptures themselves. I learned a long time ago that a leader who is offended at being questioned has something to hide. Of course God's Word CANNOT be proven false; it's just that in trying to do so, we'll learn the truth that much more deeply.

Odessa said...

You are right Gorge - we need to test the spirits, and the address escapes me too!

I don't question the existence of God, just the doctrines that I've been taught. Doctrines that I'm finding don't line up with the Word. @LTM, thanks for the vote of confidence. Not sure my dad is v.happy with it, pretty sure he and your mom are praying for my soul!