God Does Not Punish People

We know that GOD gifted mankind with free will.  They can decide what kind of life they  live, and how to live it.  

It is true, that when GOD was with the Israelites HE made them stronger and more willed to win wars, but GOD did not intervene as in using His power to over power their enemy.  Moses shows this example when the Israelites won the war with the Amalekites.  As long as Moses kept his arms raised the Israelites won, when his arms grew tired and fell, they were losing, so Aaron and Hur  held his arms up and the Israelites had a victory.  [ What this shows is that when the people prayed GOD was there, when they quit praying GOD stepped back]  HE gave strength when they needed it most.  And when GOD stepped back from the Israelites they didn’t do so well, they showed they were weak.    So what this really shows is that mankind is stronger when GOD is in their life, oppose to HIM not being in their life.

GOD provided commandments, and laws, because being who HE is, Omnipotent, HE knew what was good for HIS own creation.

GOD is truth love, and faithful. He would not go back on His word or take away any gifts for which HE gave to the Israelites or to US in the present day.  Free will still exists in the present day and will continue to do so until the end of days.

GOD wants people to use their free will to come to HIM.   

So GOD doesn’t punish people, people punish themselves, using their own free will, choosing to disobey HIS laws and commandments, which really are only 2 that we need to consider.. [1] Love your GOD with your whole heart mind soul and strength.  [2] Love each other as Jesus loves you.     It is only these two because when we truly love someone, there isn’t anything that we wouldn’t do for them, and there isn’t anything that we would do to cause them harm, emotionally, physically, mentally or spiritually.   So all other commandments and laws however many there are, are included within the 2 mentioned above.   





GOD Bless





 

shai shai
56-60
9 Responses Feb 25, 2010

You have pretty good discerning skills Puck. <br />
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I know your heart is good Puck, I know you know GOD lives. <br />
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What people don't know or realize is that GOD gave satan permission to destroy this world within a time fr<x>ame and only GOD knows when the time is up. satan causes disease and illness, earthquakes and such. satan cannot take revenge on GOD, so he takes it out on what GOD loves, which is His Creation. Looking at the world and the shape it's in and where it's going, we can tell that time is soon. The question is how soon. <br />
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I know from experience, that GOD takes us to the edge, and waits for almost the last moment [in our mind] and then rescues us. But there is a lesson in that, and that is to trust in GOD. <br />
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Human beings are so use to "blaming" others, because they don't want to take responsibility for their own actions. Human beings who are not walking a path or a real journey of seeking who GOD is, Puck is believing what religion has taught them and can only think in the human mind and not the Spiritual mind, so yes, it is very possible that they would love to put human attributes on GOD for justification. <br />
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In my heart of hearts, I believe most people have turned way from GOD because of religion, not because of GOD Himself.<br />
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Even though GOD warns us with Jeremiah 8:8, the Bible, Torah is all we have for now, and we have to Trust in GOD, knowing that HE will guide always to the Truth, and give us understanding with clarity.

the help that I got while I was homeless was available to everyone.<br />
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I know there is a supreme Being. I just don't understand how draconian mans description of Him is. I can't totally depend on the truth of the Bible because the Bible itself says that it's not infallible.<br />
Jer *8:8.<br />
For example.....Do you think our God actually did this?<br />
Numbers 15:32-36<br />
While the people of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks on the Sabbath day. And those who found him gathering sticks brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation. They put him in custody, because it had not been made clear what should be done to him. And the LORD said to Moses, "The man shall be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp." And all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him to death with stones, as the LORD commanded Moses.<br />
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Is it not possible that humans are putting Human attribute on God in order to justify their actions?

The flood of Noah, saved 8 people and 2 of each animal kind, beginning the again the world free from evil. GOD warned the Egyptian King of what was going to happen, the King didn't believe, and chose not to listen. GOD showed that HE was serious. GOD did what HE did to protect the Israelites and give them the same freedom that the Egyptians were not giving them. <br />
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GOD is very loving by the mere fact that we are still in existence. <br />
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Puck, not everyone is or was as fortunate as you to be taken care of while you were homeless.

I spent many years homeless. Even as a homeless person in the states I had it better than a good part of the world.<br />
So God, knowing our nature, is going to stand by and let everthing just happen. Inspite of millions of agonized screams from millions of inocent beings.

If you re read your initial comments puck you validated what I said was true. <br />
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It's not GOD that keeps food from people, it's people called the government. There are warehouses in the state Maryland that holds surplus food, which gets tossed out every year, because it doesn't get distributed. <br />
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Don't blame GOD for that... The Bible talks about earthquakes, fire, tsunamis etc happening in the the last days, but it doesn't say GOD will bring them, or cause them. <br />
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Luxury you're kidding right? lol People of the West, Canada and USA have no reason to have poor, homeless or hungry, but yet they do. Why? Because people [government] says it's good for the economy. <br />
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Don't Blame GOD for things HE hasn't done, Puck blame the government in each country. GOD doesn't punish people, people punish people...

Yeah, my comment contained much more information than I needed to form my question!<br />
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"Children are born under the care of their parents. It is their parents free will in how they treat them. IT is not GOD'S fault". <br />
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So you blame the dying parents for state of the dying infants? Human beings are responsible for floods and draughts, fires, earthquakes, tsunamis, epidemics, plagues,.<br />
It's real easy to be born into the lap of luxury as most of us in the west are, and talk about free will.

Children are born under the care of their parents. It is their parents free will in how they treat them. IT is not GOD'S fault. <br />
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Don't blame GOD for what HE has not done. GOD has provided us with every tool possible, for us to live a life with Him. <br />
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There was a teaching GOD gave me years back. HE said, take the child to the mountain, show him all there is to see, teach them all there is to know, and then step back and let him go. GOD taught us everything in the OT, with HIS Laws and Commands. <br />
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When are human beings going to take responsibility for themselves?

Puck, it sounds to me like Food First is a leftist organization. I'm a foreign policy specialist, and I have to say this stuff about the US maintaining in power brutal dictatorships all over the world is hogwash. I have a pretty good grip on what the US has and has not been doing with other governments. After reading that, I'm sorry, but I can't give any credibility to anything Food First has to say.

What about the children in Rwandah or Somalia, or Haiti. and so on. what good does free will do for them? What about those some twenty million who are born into starvation and disease?Is it our free will that causes their suffering?<br />
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THERE WAS A BUNCH OF SUPERFLOUS INFORMATION HERE.............................................................................. obtained from Food First