For any that still believe in God and Jesus, what is your reasoning on this matter?

by BourneIdentity 13 Replies latest jw experiences

  • APieceOfShitNamedTate
    APieceOfShitNamedTate

    Some might say that reasoning away a belief in God or Jesus only produces logical fallacies, but I don't care. My faith gets weaker and weaker every day.

  • Crazyguy2
    Crazyguy2

    Hey now don’t pick on my belief in god! They discovered two black holes last month confirming the theory. I always thought god was an evil piece of shit and this discovery proves it and proves he exists to me. lol.

  • niknak
    niknak

    Smiddy3,

    In the Old Testament God showed love to those who were obedient. There are many of situations where He showed love although He was upset. One example is in Genesis. When Adam and Eve sinned, He didn't just destroy them or be totally angry, He instead made clothes to cover them since they now saw a problem with being in their skin only. Second example was when Cane killed Able. He didn't react like just an angry God. He made Cane live with that. A third example is when He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. He allowed Abraham to question Him a bunch of times and because Abraham loved Lot and God considered Abraham a friend, He spared Lot and his family. The list goes on and on. The best way to answer your question is to compare any good parent that wants the best for their children. Being a parent isn't easy and you can't always be the nice guy if you are trying to steer your child in the right direction. Jesus is just like His Father. They are one. The time Jesus had here on earth was not to judge or punish, it was to show them in the flesh and give them a chance to choose right from wrong. God doesn't change His views, points, commandments, etc. He changes His approach. Not all humans learn the same way. Jesus does make it clear that when the day of judgement comes it will be the most horrific experience for those who will be destroyed. He will not be laughing or smiling with the people who have become so consumed with their flesh that they totally disregard Him and His commands.

    I hope this answers your question.

  • blondie
    blondie

    niknak, your statements leave out some stories in the bible.

    "In the Old Testament God showed love to those who were obedient."

    For example, King David deliberately disobeyed god's law regarding adultery and murder. The WTS says he was not put to death, as the law required, while the Law code did not have a escape clause, there were no exceptions. There is no record in the bible of any other Israelite being forgiven for adultery and murder because they had show mercy in other areas of their lives.

    So why was David worthy of god's forgiveness in regards to 2 capital offenses under the Law code, definitely he was disobedient.

    Even later, he continued to disobey god regarding the census, even disregarding the advice of his advisor. David chose a punishment that killed 70,000 Israelites (no record of them being disobedient), thus dying for David's sin, while David was not punished.

    As a child even, I wondered why some Israelites were given a pass, and others, like King Saul, and his obedient son Jonathan, were allowed to die by god.

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