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02-28-2010, 11:25 PM #79
when your facing God you're rightous and doing good. Whenever you're not facing God, your facing the "devil". It's not a single thing. It's a god who is not God. You cannot cheat on your spouse while facing God, you have to turn away, and face in another direction, when you do that you serve the "devil", again the devil is not a being, he can't make you cheat on your spouse, he can't tempt you. The devil is simply a parable for the god you serve when you are not serving God. Anyway that's how I see it and this will not make sense to someone who has never felt a dedication to facing towards God. I think the strongest I ever felt my connection to God was when I turned away from him and started walking towards infedility. I never got there mind you, just started thinking too serioulsy about it once, the feeling of having let someone down was truly amazing and one of those times when you really feel God and feel a connection.Steamfitters Local 602
03-01-2010, 12:03 AM #80
So the devil is you, me, all of us in that moment when we stray from the righteous path? Not sure I buy that. There are just way too many examples of Balance in this creation. If there is an actual intelligence we call God, then it follows that the devil also exists. So for me, the question stands... Who is it?The views and opinions posted here are my own. They do not reflect the corporate policies of my employer and will most likely get me fired at some point.
03-01-2010, 06:48 AM #81Professional Member
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03-01-2010, 07:09 AM #82"The meek shall inherit the earth"
"he that's walking with wise persons will become wise, but he that is having dealings with the stupid ones will fare badly" Proverbs 13:20
"Pressure is something people feel when they don't know what their doing". Peyton Manning-superbowl MVP
03-01-2010, 07:33 AM #83
Unless God talks to himself alot,,,ok wait for it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,im just wondering what i will be labeled this time,,,,maybe im amish and i dictate my thoughts to my heathen secretary.You sure are cocky for a starving pilgrim.
03-01-2010, 07:48 AM #84
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03-01-2010, 08:00 AM #87
God is a metaphor for what man is incapable, too ignorant, or not ready to understand.
What was God or the Devil in the past has become science in the present and will continue to do so until it is history chalked up in a lesson of ignorance."If anybody can draw on the power, where do we put the meter?" - JP Morgan before pulling Tesla funding
03-01-2010, 08:02 AM #88
The vast majority of the bible explains that we can choose to follow God or we can choose to die, it is not a choice between following God or following the devil. There are biblical stories such as if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off, for you are better off living without a hand than losing your whole life. There are very few if any about how the devil causes you to do anything. I believe we are in training here on how to love God. We are given the ability to walk away if we choose, but to love God means to give up some wordly things, to perservere through hardships. If you throw the devil into the mix then it is not about our choosing to love God, it's about our overcoming this other spiritual being, our failure to love God could be blamed on something/someone else, this is just totally incosistent with the bigger picture message of the bible.
I know many people believe there is a devil, some even believe everything is preordained, that everything that happens is God's plan. I don't believe either.Steamfitters Local 602
03-01-2010, 08:03 AM #89
03-01-2010, 08:06 AM #90
Lucifer appears reasonable and logical, and draws on human wisdom because it is often counter to God's wisdom.
If you follow the lead of Lucifer, you will suffer the second, spiritual death. If you follow God, by accepting Christ as personal savior, you are spared from the second death, and can have eternal life.
It is a choice you are being offered.
03-01-2010, 08:08 AM #91
Lies...its all lies!"If anybody can draw on the power, where do we put the meter?" - JP Morgan before pulling Tesla funding