Nowadays when you tune on the news channels they seem saturated with news about wars, the endless list of wars to come, senseless mass killings, and the weather. This in turn has caused an increase in the conversations I have with my fellow humans about God and often I hear the question, “If there is a God why doesn’t He do something about the conditions here on earth?” I have even heard many say after hearing about a car or truck mowing people down, and mass killings in churches that, “If there is a God, He doesn’t care about what happens to us.” First let’s go to the bible for its answer. James 1:13-15,
“Let no one being tempted be saying that ‘I am being tempted by God’. For God is not-tempted by evils. And He Himself tempts no one,but each one is tempted by his own desire while being drawn-away and enticed.Then the desire, having conceived, gives-birth to sin. And the sin, having been fully-formed, brings-forth death.”
This cancer that is consuming mankind is not from God. This world as we see it is not natural, but it is all we know. When one takes the time to look around in nature, to observe the natural order of all things from our earth to the most distant galaxies of our universe, you must admit everything is in harmony or happens for a reason. But the harmony stops when it gets to man. That’s because man has chosen a way of self, instead of natural order. We don’t go with the flow, we fight the flow. This is what cancer does, it distorts the natural order of the body. God is not the cancer, but He is the cure. It’s not that God doesn’t care about people. It’s people that don’t care about people.
In the name of God …? Just what is the name of God?
Welcome back and thank you for your interest in my blog K.I.S.S.I.T., where I use the bible to answer questions I had on my quest to find the truth about God. I hope you find what I now call ‘God’s side of the story’, intriguing. Wouldn’t things be a lot clearer if you could see them from God’s prospective?
Resuming where we left off in the last discussion, I gave made the statement that I had found information about God’s personal name. I, unlike the 3rd century Jews that we read about last post, do not believe it to be disrespectful to God to speak His name. The Jews before the 3rd century didn’t have a problem speaking it. Remember last time we found out that, in almost all bibles after the 3rd century, the name of God had been replaced with the word ‘LORD’. When we read the bible now, every time we see the word LORD in all capital letters, the name of God used to be there. I believe what God wants is more important than what people want. Can the bible tell us what God wants us to know about the use of His name?
God was using Moses to free His people from slavery in Egypt, but the Pharaoh was reluctant to let them go. Then God told Moses to tell the Pharaoh this at Exodus 9:15-16: 15“For if by now I had put forth My hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, you would then have been cut off from the earth. 16But, indeed, for this reason I have allowed you to remain, in order to show you My power and in order to proclaim My name through all the earth.”
There are many more examples of where we are encouraged to call upon the name of God or the LORD. As you read the bible and see the word LORD try replacing it with the name of your choice, Jehovah or Yahweh. When you do, I think you will find God becomes more personal. Think about it like this. If there were twenty men standing in a group and you started calling out, ‘Hey man!’, how many do you think would respond? All of them or just one of them? Take that same group of men and call out, ‘Hey Charles’, more than likely only the one named Charles would respond. Wouldn’t it be the same way with gods?
Gods only Begotten Son is our topic today. To those of you that are returning, thank you and welcome back. I would like to thank you for sharing this site with people you know. We have been on a steady increase of visitors. Again, thank you so much.
To those of you here for the first time, welcome! I hope you find this blog interesting as well and, if you do, please tell others about it. However, if you have trouble understanding what is being discussed this week, you may want to begin with reading my first blog.
On my quest to find the truth about God, I chose to use the bible to find the answers to my questions. The more I read it, the more a picture began to emerge. It was like putting a puzzle together, I remember putting puzzles together with my mom as a child. The secret for me was the details that shaped the individual piece I was searching for and how it connected to the next piece. Slowly, piece by piece, a picture began to appear. In reading the bible for decades, the same thing happened. Now that I am adding the remnant pieces to the picture that I see from the scriptures, I want share it with you. I am not asking you to believe it, just look at it from a different perspective. It may not make sense at first, because I have to start at the end of my quest and work back to where we are today in time.
Enjoy, as we explore deeply into exactly what or who is …
Hello and welcome back to kiss it. My last blog was mostly on hellfire, but my underlying focus was on how God has been misrepresented by humans. So, who am I to be telling you that God has been misrepresented? Nobody. I might add that God’s misrepresentation goes much further than that of my previous blog. I call this blog Keeping It Scripturally Simple In Truth, because I go to the bible for the answers on all topics.
You may say, “These are your beliefs.” And you are right, they are, but I believe because as I read the bible I keep finding common sense answers to all my questions. The bible gave me the truth; man gives me lies. The bible has the answers to all the questions about life, aliens, other gods, religion, governments, racism and whatever else you want to know about, if you have the ear to hear. John 10:27: “My sheep know my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.” (NWT) https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+10%3A27
I will get to all those other questions and more. But first, when trying to
understand the crime, in this case, life, one always starts at the beginning. The bible is God’s way of proving who He is. Remember – and I like to use this metaphor, of a sandwich – you can change the bread which is the bible’s translation, but you cannot change the meat, which is the message within the scriptures. Ready to start keeping it scripturally simple?
Has your search for God been confusing? Maybe, so confusing that you don’t even want to talk about it anymore. With so many different religions, be they Christian or non-Christian, it is easy to become confused about God. How does one know the truth about God with so many different groups saying they have the “only true” way to Him? Maybe we should just give up!