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    Where Did God Go?????

    Post by Phuckduck on Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:03 am

    God apparently used to speak to people all the time 4000 years ago, but recently he is no where to be found! Is he mute now? Why does he not speak to us directly anymore? I just don't get this phenomenon; honestly, it is baffling.

    If God is up there watching us, surely he has something to say!
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    Post by alex-likes-running on Mon Aug 11, 2008 1:54 am

    god speaks to us all the time.....havent you seen walker texas ranger?

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    Post by Pinthin on Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:06 am

    hahaha texas ranger Cool
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    Post by xotrackkgirl on Mon Aug 11, 2008 10:07 am

    he speaks to us through signs like miracles.
    thats what I think.
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    Post by AudienceOfOne on Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:32 am

    SourWorms wrote:God apparently used to speak to people all the time 4000 years ago, but recently he is no where to be found! Is he mute now? Why does he not speak to us directly anymore? I just don't get this phenomenon; honestly, it is baffling.

    If God is up there watching us, surely he has something to say!
    after the gospels were written, and after Paul and the all the other saints and apostles went out spreading the good news, the books they wrote were complete. God showed us what to do and how to do it by sending himself down to show us how it's done in person. why would we need prophets now? in BC times, they didn't know what God wanted them to do so they had people like Abraham, Samuel, and David. then God himself came down, told us everything we need to know, and made sure it was written down for all future generations to know.


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    Post by 5280ft on Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:28 pm

    AudienceOfOne wrote:
    SourWorms wrote:God apparently used to speak to people all the time 4000 years ago, but recently he is no where to be found! Is he mute now? Why does he not speak to us directly anymore? I just don't get this phenomenon; honestly, it is baffling.

    If God is up there watching us, surely he has something to say!
    after the gospels were written, and after Paul and the all the other saints and apostles went out spreading the good news, the books they wrote were complete. God showed us what to do and how to do it by sending himself down to show us how it's done in person. why would we need prophets now? in BC times, they didn't know what God wanted them to do so they had people like Abraham, Samuel, and David. then God himself came down, told us everything we need to know, and made sure it was written down for all future generations to know.

    I agree. God has given us his written word. There are still unfulfilled prophecies to finish, ie Revelation. These may be old, but still unfulfilled, so they pertain to our time. If he still has these to fulfill, why does he need more to ass. I have no idea if that makes sense, it does in my head but I couldn't write it down exactly.
    Anyways, ther emay not be prophets, but I still believe he is talking to people, just not in the same way as he did in the Old Testament.
    I also agree that he speaks to us through miracles and our conscionce (sp?)
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    Post by Phuckduck on Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:46 pm

    But the Old Testament is supposedly the word of God, given to humans before Jesus. Why did he need to come down again if he had already spread his word? You logic fails here.
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    Post by FinishingKick on Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:01 pm

    To fulfill the prophecy.
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    Post by Phuckduck on Mon Aug 11, 2008 4:13 pm

    The man conceived prophecy?
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    Post by AudienceOfOne on Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:10 pm

    SourWorms wrote:But the Old Testament is supposedly the word of God, given to humans before Jesus. Why did he need to come down again if he had already spread his word? You logic fails here.

    Why do you ask questions you already know the answer to? I mean, sense you're a theology genius you should know. God came on earth through Jesus to replace the old law with grace, and to set an example as to how christians should live their lives.


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    Post by Phuckduck on Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:29 pm

    So has this not changed in 2000 years? It certainly had since the supposed creation of the earth and abraham
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    Post by NotChangingUntilSub5 on Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:50 pm

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    Post by BagoXC25 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:21 am

    When you say "speak to us", I think what you meant to say was "speak to me". Just because you have lost all connection with God doesn't mean we all have. You just won't experience what us christians experience until you accept JC. I talk to God every day and he works his ways into every aspect of my life.
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    Post by AudienceOfOne on Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:01 pm

    SourWorms wrote:So has this not changed in 2000 years? It certainly had since the supposed creation of the earth and abraham
    what hasn't changed? how christians should live?

    if so, then yes it has changed, but we can look in the bible, see how Jesus or his followers acted, and decide what we should do.


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    Post by Pinthin on Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:10 pm

    BagoXC25 wrote:When you say "speak to us", I think what you meant to say was "speak to me". Just because you have lost all connection with God doesn't mean we all have. You just won't experience what us christians experience until you accept JC. I talk to God every day and he works his ways into every aspect of my life.

    no offense...but I chuckle everytime someone says that. Sooo god talks to you eh??? like you have convos at starbucks or something? Wink

    Really I dont understand when people say that. I have a little voice in my head, maybe its that darn flying spaghetti monster again Mad
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    Post by BA_Sadie. on Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:16 pm

    you would understand if you believed.
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    Post by Pinthin on Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:19 pm

    well when I was little I use to "believe". I guess he didn't like me =/
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    Post by BA_Sadie. on Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:23 pm

    im not gonna lie and say i hear him talking to me i don't but i know he hears me because i can see him working with my prayers everyday.
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    Post by xotrackkgirl on Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:25 pm

    when I was little I wrote a note to Jesus one night asking him to sign his name so I'd know he was there.

    Now I realize that Jesus doesn't have to sign his name for us to know that he's with us. He's in acts of love, miracles, and he'll always be in our hearts.
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    Post by BA_Sadie. on Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:54 pm

    xotrackkgirl wrote:when I was little I wrote a note to Jesus one night asking him to sign his name so I'd know he was there.

    Now I realize that Jesus doesn't have to sign his name for us to know that he's with us. He's in acts of love, miracles, and he'll always be in our hearts.

    aww that made me smile--very cute lol. (:
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    xotrackkgirl wrote:when I was little I wrote a note to Jesus one night asking him to sign his name so I'd know he was there.

    Now I realize that Jesus doesn't have to sign his name for us to know that he's with us. He's in acts of love, miracles, and he'll always be in our hearts.

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    Post by BagoXC25 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:04 pm

    ^^^Very much agreed, people nowadays act like God doesn't exist unless he makes them win the lottery or something, it doesn't work like that. You just have to stop all of the commotion in our busy lives and listen for once instead of asking asking asking. Too many distractions.
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    Post by alex-likes-running on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:35 pm

    i dont really hear gods voice in my head, but i recognize things that happen in my life as his acts and answers to my prayers. you've got to believe to recieve imo.

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    Post by AudienceOfOne on Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:38 pm

    Pinthin wrote:well when I was little I use to "believe". I guess he didn't like me =/
    you would have had to listen. read the bible, pray, spend some time with him, read some good christian books. heck, even if you didn't do any of that you should still be able to say it.

    or maybe you were just faking it. if your faith was weak enough to turn into an atheist(or whatever you call yourself), then maybe you never truly believed, and you were still sinning. in the OT it tells us that if your motives aren't pure than he might not reveal himself to you.


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    Post by Pinthin on Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:13 pm

    AudienceOfOne wrote:
    Pinthin wrote:well when I was little I use to "believe". I guess he didn't like me =/
    you would have had to listen. read the bible, pray, spend some time with him, read some good christian books. heck, even if you didn't do any of that you should still be able to say it.

    or maybe you were just faking it. if your faith was weak enough to turn into an atheist(or whatever you call yourself), then maybe you never truly believed, and you were still sinning. in the OT it tells us that if your motives aren't pure than he might not reveal himself to you.

    I considered my self pretty good. I went to church with my fam, I read part of the bible (short attention span, prayed before I went to bed and etc. OH and my fave movie were those ones about moses and joesph..cartoon??haha eh anyways I dont know how else I could have spent time. I guess I wasnt good enough Neutral . I considered myself to be good.

    When I hit high school and started learning about all these different religions I just started "opening" up to new things I guess. I'm just throwing this out there.. You live in Ohio its a lot more conservative then Washington. Maybe its just where I'm from how being non-Christian isnt as a big of a deal... I dont know just thought I'd throw that out there. I notice it with all my relatives that come from the mid-west anyways. And Im not atheist for the billionth time, Im agnostic but I'm fond of Buddhism. I have a Buddhist friend and I dont know, I really like their religion, its very peaceful.

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