What Type Of God (if any) Do You Believe In?

What Type Of God (if any) Do You Believe In?

Postby Luke Skywalker » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:43 pm

I believe in one God and Jesus is his only son and my Saviour. As a Christian (born again), I know I'm guaranteed immortality by accepting Christ and that I'm a joint heir with Jesus in Heaven. I have the keys to the Kingdom - Jesus has the lock. I've (by being born again) unlocked the door to Heaven, which I also believe that Heaven is a place loaded with gold - much greater than my finite mind can ever possibly imagine. God is not dead and the Holy Spirit is moving through me. Pretty cool, when I pause to thank God every day and pray. God is awesome and He is on my side - if God is for me, who or what could possibly be against me?

Psalm 46 sums it up neatly for me. "Be still and know that I am God" - verse 10. That is the God who I believe in.

What sayeth you? :popcorn: :o3
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Re: What Type Of God (if any) Do You Believe In?

Postby jimmyz » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:10 pm

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Re: What Type Of God (if any) Do You Believe In?

Postby spacemonkey » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:48 am

As long as it works for you, who cares what others think.
The hardest part of doing nothing is knowing when your done.

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Re: What Type Of God (if any) Do You Believe In?

Postby Thor » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:58 pm

I believe in the old Gods of Northern Europe. Odin, Thor, Tyr, Baldur, Bragi, Frey, Frigga, Freyja, Idunna, etc.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
-William Ernest Henley
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Re: What Type Of God (if any) Do You Believe In?

Postby Medius » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:18 pm

Luke Skywalker wrote:I believe in one God and Jesus is his only son and my Saviour. As a Christian (born again), I know I'm guaranteed immortality by accepting Christ and that I'm a joint heir with Jesus in Heaven. I have the keys to the Kingdom - Jesus has the lock. I've (by being born again) unlocked the door to Heaven, which I also believe that Heaven is a place loaded with gold - much greater than my finite mind can ever possibly imagine. God is not dead and the Holy Spirit is moving through me. Pretty cool, when I pause to thank God every day and pray. God is awesome and He is on my side - if God is for me, who or what could possibly be against me?

Psalm 46 sums it up neatly for me. "Be still and know that I am God" - verse 10. That is the God who I believe in.

What sayeth you? :popcorn: :o3


I'm a Christian, but I subscribe to a more metaphorical interpretation. I don't think it is about accepting a man, even the son of god, but rather living life as exemplified by Christ. That is, be a genuinely good person. A person who doesn't dismiss others as abominations of god or as sinners, but accepts them as people and treats them with respect. If there is an afterlife, I personally think there will probably be more non-Christians than Christians there.

Personally, I don't care about an afterlife or heaven or gold. If I can't be good because it is the right thing to do, I really don't see why a perfect being would somehow get tricked by a technicality. Not to mention, if I'm wrong (a definite possibility), at least I've done something positive with my life.

My actual greatest fear is that Christianity is real, but heaven is full of "technically" Christians and no non-Christians. And because it is supposed to be free of sin, I basically walk around lobotomized.
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Re: What Type Of God (if any) Do You Believe In?

Postby Philly » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:22 pm

When Jesus said that he was the son of God, he was just using himself as an example. He meant that we are all God's children.
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Re: What Type Of God (if any) Do You Believe In?

Postby Medius » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:35 pm

Philly2 wrote:When Jesus said that he was the son of God, he was just using himself as an example. He meant that we are all God's children.


Entirely possible. I don't see why the divinity or near divinity of Jesus is required to take a positive message from the actions he took. Or for that matter, his existence or non-existence from the actions to which he may have been fictionally attributed. Life is too short for blind obedience to an arbitrary set of rules in the hopes of a reward after death. Know how you are impacting others and be good. Actually good. Like actually caring about other individuals. And if God is just and perfect, you won't go to hell.
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Re: What Type Of God (if any) Do You Believe In?

Postby eynon81 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:50 pm

Philly2 wrote:When Jesus said that he was the son of God, he was just using himself as an example. He meant that we are all God's children.



so what'd he mean went he kept referring to himself as the way?
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Re: What Type Of God (if any) Do You Believe In?

Postby Saz » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:29 am

Man is God. We are the captains of our own fate.
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Re: What Type Of God (if any) Do You Believe In?

Postby The Comrade » Thu Aug 20, 2015 2:02 am

Saz wrote:Man is God. We are the captains of our own fate.


i bet you got a B+ on that essay in 9th grade.
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