How can anyone argue with your line of reasoning? It's all over the place and you make loads of assumptions and false statements. You hear God? When was the last time you two chatted it up? God's not a tyrant? Have you read the Old Testament, or did you tear that part out of your Bible?
My initial statement was very clear, but not accepted. I told you that I do not believe nor follow for the reason you stated.
You think I am wrong about my own feelings. What can I do about that?
(I do not tend to hear God... I DO hear His Son. God is shown through His Son... the Image and Truth of God. Not the OT... but I agree that this is the topic of another thread)
Back to my challange to you, so that we stay on point, here...
You are giving reasons for loving/believing in Christ/God that are based on a reward system, i.e. "life", "ransom", "promises kept".
Believe - based on evidence (not necessarily proof).
Follow - based on love.
Love - not based on a reward system, but on qualities of Christ, and therefore God. Same as you might love your spouse...not because of what they can do for you, but because of who they are.
Hopefully, that is clear enough, lol.
So in what way is this worshiping/belivieving regardless of the reward?
Becasue I would still love and follow regardless of a reward.
You accused cofty of not making any sense, but it seems like this is senseless to me, no offense meant, honestly.
No offense taken.