I don't believe there is such a thing as true freedom in this world; as long as there are others who are still oppressed, imprisoned and killed because of what they believe, true freedom means nothing. My fellow man or woman or child suffers, i suffer that pain, too.
Crazy. If I did not care at all, I would not care or notice if I was free or chained. I just wouldn't care.
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Freedom is found in God's Spirit. "For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." (2 Corinthians 3:17)
Then HOW do you get to know God??
You've "bought" a lie concerning the credibility of the Bible and it being "used to control the masses" (give me a break!). And, if you think it's full of contradictions, that just means you haven't studied it enough. The Bible is a book that points to God from cover to cover. If you read it with the purpose of learning who God is you won't be disappointed. I Corinthians 13 tells us the definition of the word Love. And in I John 4:8 we're told that God is Love. Too many people give in to the temptation of concluding that God is a bully, or distant, etc. BUT, if we use I Corinthians 13 as a starting point, then any conclusion that doesn't make Him out to be loving is a lie from satan. Lastly, I'm familiar with prayer, but it, too, has to be rooted in knowledge from the Bible.
That IS a TOUGH question, and I'm not going to say I have a good answer. Maye God omitted some detail because He ultimately wants us to trust HIM and not our knowledge. Hebrews 11:6 reads, "But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." Don't NOT seek Him because of missing answers to questions that are not essential to eternal life.
Is your background catholic?
Christians follow Christ. The Bible is necessary to learn of Christ, and God's plan. The problem with doubting ANY of the Bible is then deciding what is trustworthy and what isn't; I have to accept the whole thing! Otherwise, I'd have to reject the whole thing. I don't see a middle ground.
Do you mean like when feel like we have nothing to lose and nothing to gain?
Yes I kind of feel like that right now..it is liberating but it takes a lot of courage and strength to not care.
Wow.. I can imagine how liberating it can be..