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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen View Post
    God isn't your equal. He is The Creator of everything. He could be a dictator, but he has given us the ability to think and to choose Him or not. So, in that sense, God isn't a dictator. You can reject Him if you wish.

    I feel the same way as you do about the turmoil in our world, not just our country. I hate to see things in such a bad way. I trust that God knows the answers.
    I guess I feel a little sorry about rejecting him sometimes, but I struggle to see any other way.

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    Laying out the fleece hasn't been addressed in relation to what the OP is expressing.

    It should be.

    Other than that, it sounds like you are having a faith crisis. It happens. Good luck, and I hope it is not too severe.
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    Jesus taught us a very important lesson by way of his crucifixion, proving that actions speak louder than words. The lesson: Life isn't fair. If life was fair, he wouldn't have suffered the way he did. If God is all knowing and had a plan, the plan was for Jesus to suffer and die. The lesson: Life isn't fair.

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    Because He created you and the rest of us and everything you see around you here.

    God is not a dictator. He gave you free will. You can do what you choose to do.
    BUT......

    He told you things you should not do. And if you do them then your final results will be bad.
    You have a way to avoid eternal punishment if you choose His option that was given to redeem you.

    Yes ignorance and turmoil will happen in the USA. The bible says USA will be gone before armageddon.
    That is something we have to live with until Christ returns to set things right.

    Repent and accept Christ Jesus the Nazarene as your personal savior and you will be happy after exiting your life on earth.
    Your life may still be hard here but you will know that in the end your final result will be much better.

    It is clear that God made everything. The only issue for you to consider is whether Jesus is really the Son of God sent to save you.
    If you need evidence, there is no mathematical proof, ask and I will try to find some resources for you to read.




    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Independent View Post
    Why should God's view of how things should be matter on us? Is God just like a dictator?

    I prayed and prayed myself about this whole country, but all I see is more ignorance and turmoil anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Independent View Post
    I guess I feel a little sorry about rejecting him sometimes, but I struggle to see any other way.
    Just keep seeking truth.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ChemEngineer View Post
    My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me. - Jesus Christ

    Jesus made promises He doesn't keep. He said ask anything in my name and you shall have it.
    If He didn't mean it, why did He say it!

    I have asked repeatedly and been denied, not for myself but for my loved one.

    My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

    Friends have told me He has not. They are wrong.
    Why do you think that passage from CHRIST is so relevant in Christianity???

    Now, I can't explain God, or, His motives, but....I can say, with absolute experience, that, He DOES answer prayers.

    Just, in His own time. I know that sounds 'philosophically easy,' but...He has almost always given me, what I have prayed for.

    Sometimes, well after I no longer want/need that particular thing that I prayed for.

    Sometimes, as many can attest, we get what we pray for....and THEN realize, 'nah, did not want that!'

    Sometimes, He pushed me to earn what I have prayed for, myself. Ironically, I have often received only AFTER I have....failed.

    Sometimes, I get something I did not pray for, which makes me forget what I have prayed for.

    And, sometimes....God wants us to wade through a lot of SHIT before answering our prayers.


    Jesus Christ, however, has ALWAYS granted me what HE promises, even without me praying for it. Because, He answered that promise a little more than two thousand years ago.

    Jesus' promise was redemption, guidance, and...'Life."

    Not once has He failed me in those areas. Even after I have rejected Him, cursed Him, and, turned from Him.

    He is always there for me, when I return to Him.
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    I believe that they argue like liberals too sometimes. They always have an answer for everything and usually sound like they are not able to accept or fathom why someone chooses to reject or believe anything they see "wrong" about their God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Independent View Post
    I believe that they argue like liberals too sometimes. They always have an answer for everything and usually sound like they are not able to accept or fathom why someone chooses to reject or believe anything they see "wrong" about their God.
    What matters is that you are satisfied with your choices in life.

    Personally I can't fathom why you would insult anyone who has offered help by telling you about God ... as it seems you are doing here. But............

    I will leave you with that.
    Last edited by Jen; 05-25-2019 at 06:25 PM.




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    Isaiah 55: 7-9

    …7Let the wicked man forsake his own way and the unrighteous man his own thoughts; let him return to the LORD, that He may have compassion, and to our God, for He will freely pardon. 8“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. 9“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.





    10For just as rain and snow fall from heaven
    and do not return without watering the earth,
    making it bud and sprout,
    and providing seed to sow and food to eat,
    11so My word that proceeds from My mouth
    will not return to Me empty,
    but it will accomplish what I please, and it will prosper where I send it.
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