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"God Isn'T Real"

"Seeing is believing". What? Really? Just because you don't see something, doesn't mean it ain't there. What about the air? What about love? You can't see those either. You want proof? How do you expect me to prove something, you already don't believe exist? If you see that God is real, would that change your beliefs? Or still call him a "made up character" from a "fairy tale book".

You might say I was brain washed. Like some Christian talked or tricked me into believing in him. No, my friends. It was my heart. My heart opened up my eyes and ears. I have seen God. I have heard God. I have felt God. Because I allowed my heart to unlock and invite His love in. I believe because my heart told me to believe. I believe because my heart told me to stop turning my back on Him. I beleieve because it wasn't God who hurt me. I believe because I understand Him. Keep in mind, I wasn't always a believer. Trust me, Christians tried to get me to believe. But I always brushed them away. They didn't know me. God knew me though. He knew me very well. He understood why I didn't want anything to do with him. He knew that I would ignore any christian who spoke his name to me. God is so funny. He never gave up on stubborn, little me. Lol

Bad things have happened to me in the past. I had a traumatic childhood and adulthood. I was molested in church at age 5. God knew all bad things would happen to me. He knew I would struggle. He knew I wanted him to take me home(heaven). He knew my pain. He knew I was angry. He knew I always felt alone. But it was his love that gave me the strength to survive and be stronger in the end.

God, as I understand Him. You may not understand him, but I do. I know of God's love. I invited it in. I did it all by myself. It wasn't a story from the bible. It wasn't another human being. It was between me and God. Trusting and believing with my heart. And our relationship been strong ever since. I will never let it go.

You don't believe in God? That's okay. Maybe you are not ready yet. Maybe if you stop searching for this "proof" you will. I have my proof. In fact, my proof found me. That is how it works. Once you start believing, you start seeing. If you open your heart and say "God, I'm ready to listen", you might see exactly what I am talking about. You are not going to find the proof you need in a bible. You are not going to find the proof you need from other Christians, like myself. It finds you and you alone have to figure out what that proof is.

Let me tell you, this belief don't happen over night. It takes years. It can be the smallest thing that will get you to see it. Maybe in my story. Or perhaps while driving in your car. It happens when you least expect it. It is incredible.

So to answer your question about God being real. Yes, God is very real. But you have to see it for yourself. I pray that you someday, see what I see.
Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 18 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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This is a good post. This may be off topic, but one thing I don't understand is the big bang theory. And I've heard a theory that goes "well, billions and billions of microorganisms developed over time"... Really? In an emptiness where nothing exists to begin with, where there is no matter, no sign of life or any existence anywhere, just empty space, and then there was some sort of explosion from nothing and that's how everything came to be and there was perfect order to the universe and the alignment of the planets and the changes of seasons and everything? In case people haven't noticed, natural things are flawed. It is supernatural things which are perfect. If this "big bang" had created everything, the universe, if there could even be one, would be flawed, as this "big bang" theory is one of science. And guess what? Science is flawed, because it is natural. That's why there's trial and error, and experiments. With God, everything is perfect and nothing is flawed, and there's no need to make a mistake the first time, as with faith, all things are possible, and faith comes from God. And what is faith? Faith is good. Truth is good. Love is good. Life is good. Everything that comes from God is good. And love is perfect. The reason there is a devil is because of free will. And Lucifer made a choice, in his heart, that he wanted to not be like God, but to actually be God. And that's where he fell. So everything God makes is perfect, yet all living things are given free will to choose what they want to do in their lives. And for those who are kept in captivity or bondage and can't make their own decisions for their lives, God will find a way through to them and if they believe in Him and have faith, they will be set free. Every miracle comes from God, and most people who are atheists or who believe in coincidences deny miracles for the simple fact that, for whatever their reasons are, fear that there's a possibility of a higher existence or entity watching over the universe, protecting us, and with that, there is another, Satan, who is at the same time trying to kill us. Some things just can't be explained through natural methods of investigation, and many do not want to want to know why. They wish to continue their lives in fear of supernatural stories they've heard of ringing true.

Originally my response was not going to be this long, but as I find myself sitting at the computer for about 10 minutes typing this out and letting my feelings and thoughts out, I leave you with this simple paragraph. My apologies, I didn't plan to have it exceed but a mere handful of sentences.

If God came out of the sky right now and spoke,man will run for their lives and hide...The bible describes him as being scary... ’God is a consuming fire.

1:7 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge.”

One day he'll bless me unconditionally for spreading his word,because in the beginning was the word and the word was GOD...

Proverbs 8:23 I was formed long ages ago, at the very beginning, when the world came to be.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

I have also experienced God. For me, it is now not a matter of believing because I am way past that, it is now a matter of knowing. Now, with that in mind, does faith still apply to someone who knows God exists?

I think it does.

Amen. :)

Amen!

I thank you for sharing your perspective with us. I understand where you are coming from but you don't seem to understand exactly where I am coming from.

I don't seek the proof of evidence that would be required for me to believe that a god exists just as I don't seek proof of the existence of Santa Claus. As of now I have yet to see anything that would lead me to believe in an omnipotent omnipresent being that created everything.

The premise is absurd in my personal opinion. But, let's assume for a moment that you are correct and there is a god just as described in the bible. As scripture dictates I would have free will to make my own decisions but if I choose to deviate from his "plan" I will be sent to hell for eternity. That isn't exactly free will is it? Other than that contradiction there are many other tales described in the bible that are factually inaccurate, impossible or identical to traditional stories of other beliefs.

Obviously you couldn't have known but for the record I was a devout god fearing member of a large church in So. California for several years. I lived my life in fear of offending the god I was taught to love or else I would suffer the consequences of an eternity in hell.

It was during the time that I regularly attended church that I did something that I didn't see much of, I read the bible. There are too many inconsistencies and inaccuracies written into the bible for me to believe that a loving god that wanted us to have a guide, that wanted us to know the way to salvation would leave the written truth in the care of man for thousands of years and multiple translations and revisions. Surely, the creator of all working with man through the holy spirit could have written a book that didn't require the readers that posses the ability to think rationally to suspend disbelief in order to avoid an eternity in hell.

There is no pain or suffering in heaven as I understand it, please correct me if I am wrong. So, as I am surely bound for hell and my mother is a christian bound for heaven. I am to believe that my mother in heaven will not suffer knowing that I am with the hypocrites in hell? Will she not hurt knowing that her son is suffering beyond imagination for eternity?

These beliefs do not lead me to believe that an intelligent being crafted them as a part of a grand plan. I am convinced however that the uneducated, male dominant, child like writings contained in the bible were written by desert people that didn't have the intelligence to figure out that the world wasn't flat and supported by pillars.

Final point, whatever you want to believe is none of my business until you make it my business by judging people that require more proof than you, in order to believe in extraordinary claims. When Christians try to impose their religious beliefs on the public it becomes my business. Whether you like it or not, this country was not founded as a christian nation and your beliefs are your beliefs not every Americans belief.

I am embarrassed to know that a large portion of our population is still dependent on bedtime stories in order to feel safe. Your rights to practice your religious beliefs cannot and will not trump my rights as a human being. You have no authority moral or otherwise to judge anyone.

I understand. And you're right my friend. Nobody or myself have the right to judge you. You have the right to believe what you believe. As I said, I wasn't always a believer. It took me years to realize God's existance. There are things written in the bible, I am not yet ready to believe or agree with. I am not perfect and would be a fool to try to be lol. God made us all and know we are not perfect. But the thing about christianity, or the way I understood it is, we live the christian life as best we can. I do not believe in not being christian enough because we are not perfect. I can almost guarantee you that not one christian live by the great book word for word. That would make them perfect right? But if they know the bible word for word an practice it to the best way they know how, that is in my opinion is what makes a good christian. As far as will, we live as God want us to live. It is God's will, if that makes sense. Again, we are not perfect. We are liable to make mistakes. We are all sinners. But if we ask God for forgiveness and accept Jesus Christ into our hearts, we are given the peace we need and it help us to see God/Jesus love. I don't know if all of this makes sense. Thank you so much for sharing.

I understand. I appreciate your kindness. It is a stark difference between a thoughtful person like you and the so called Christians that are dishonestly cherry picking scripture in order to judge homosexuals. It is the effort to find scripture that fits one's arbitrary morals and the discarding of others that makes a christian seem malicious and hypocritical. It was obvious that love and understanding weren't the motivation behind the supreme court call to arms prayer.

Anyway, thank you for your time.

You are very welcome. And thank you for your honesty and kindness as well. I know how you feel. There are some christians out there who are kind and loving. And there are some who are judgmental. Judgmental and pointing out a person's wrongs do not express God's love. I know of God's love and I share it with you. I pray that you find it as I have.

beautiful!
:)

Thank you!

Unfortunate there are vast numbers of non believers who can't just be content in their lives, they have to tear others hopes and dreams and faith down so they may ascend towards good feelings. I don't need to prove a god exists, I typically don't hold to any one faith in a god, and take my teachings from most of the do unto others, good karma bad karma, Mother earth faiths. as they typically lift people up and understand consequence. Faith is always your own to discover, and rejoice in. Far be it for anyone to tell you differently. I find that simply ignoring the naysayers is about the best you can do, as what is true, you can't argue with a persons faith, even if that faith is in nothing at all.

Very well said. Thank you so much! God bless.

And God bless you as well.

There are also non believers who are content with their lives and who keep their views to themselves. They don't try to break others' faith.

No question. This world is made of many types of people. Unfortunately, some don't play nice with others and demand that their answers are the only answers. I don't believe most good people are angry believers or angry non believers, unfortunate those who are the angriest on either side of an opinion give their ideologies really bad names.

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Wonderful story!

Thank you! :)

You are welcome. I truly enjoyed reading your story!

I am so glad you enjoyed it. God bless

I absolutely did. God bless you as well.

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AMEN to that sistergirlfriend!

Thank you! Glad you like it

Welcome and Loved it!

Thanks for sharing this!

You're welcome! Glad you like it

I really did like it. When people are real and vulnerable it makes a powerful impact.

Exactly :)

Amen, Sister. <3

Thank you! :)

Colossians 2:8 (KJV): Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after christ.

Besides what you have said there are many ways of showing the reasons to believe that God exists.Proof is what is written for us to examine like the prophesies that have all come true,the things that He teaches us about our human bodies,how the cycles on earth work,how the earth is round before we could verify it,that there is more water on earth than the land can hold and on and on.We could examine so many areas of the Bible to see that no human could provide all that information when it was written.Only a higher intelligent being could know all those things.Thanks for sharing.

Thank you!

I haven't yet read your complete post, but I can already say that I like your person!
Ahh! You really are such a blessing to me tonight (I am in SA - South Africa)..

Will check it out later... SO exhausted (lol, and I JUST spoke about it in my prior post heehee).
be blessed!

Thank you! Please let me know what you think when you get a chance to read it. God bless

amen great post

Thank you!

Right now we are in the Laodicean Church age and bible scholars say that too.

Even Neil Armstrong knew that there HAS to be somebody greater than all of us, good work and keep up the deep thinking like people such as Neil Armstrong did.

Thank you!