For seekers - how to personally find God and hear him speak

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    Fernando posted Mon, 27 Feb 2012 23:00:00 GMT(2/27/2012)

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    Please ignore this thread if you are not looking for God. This thread is for seekers, and for those who have found God to share their insights and experience.

    The unabridged gospel message was designed as a map that leads to a personal relationship with the "God of Abraham" (Yahweh) through a direct relationship with Jesus (as our one and only mediator).

    As such it is the exact opposite of the message called "religion" which leads instead to a personal relationship and intimacy with the "god of religion" (Satan the Devil who transforms himself into an angel of light) and his religious organisations, hierarchies, clergy, Sanhedrins and Pharisees.

    Two key Bible passages highlight this antithetical relationship: Matthew 23 (religion, self-righteousness) versus Romans 3 & 4 (the gospel, especially IMPUTED righteousness or justification, similar to IMPUTED holiness or sanctification).

    A useful starting point may be to find and mark the 152-odd times that the Bible refers to the "good news" or "gospel" depending on which translation. The Watchtower library search tool can be useful for this. Websites such as www.bible.cc or www.biblegateway.com can also help.

    transhuman68 posted Tue, 28 Feb 2012 04:47:00 GMT(2/28/2012)

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    Fernando, you seem kinda lost, but nobody will help you unless you ask for help. That's just the way it is.

    Wizard of Oz posted Tue, 28 Feb 2012 07:40:00 GMT(2/28/2012)

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    A few days fasting with little sleep usually does it for me

    still thinking posted Tue, 28 Feb 2012 07:48:00 GMT(2/28/2012)

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    I don't get it...are you telling us to read the bible and search the internet for God?

    M besty posted Tue, 28 Feb 2012 08:20:00 GMT(2/28/2012)

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    Please ignore this thread if you are not looking for God. This thread is for seekers, and for those who have found God to share their insights and experience.

    Confirmation bias (also called confirmatory bias , myside bias or verification bias ) is a tendency of people to favor information that confirms their beliefs or hypotheses . [Note 1] [1] People display this bias when they gather or remember information selectively, or when they interpret it in a biased way . The effect is stronger for emotionally charged issues and for deeply entrenched belief

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias

    still thinking posted Tue, 28 Feb 2012 08:25:00 GMT(2/28/2012)

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    That is not on topic besty...please refer to biblegateway.com for answers to ALL your question....LOL

    Phizzy posted Tue, 28 Feb 2012 08:50:00 GMT(2/28/2012)

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    Was "Yahweh" the God of Abraham ? The name does not occur until the quite late, (compared with when Abraham is supposed to have lived), writing of Genesis etc

    I wonder if in fact Abraham worshipped "El" or even an earlier god ? (Abraham , as with many bible characters may of course be mainly fictional)

    M THE GLADIATOR posted Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:44:00 GMT(2/28/2012)

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    Fernando "Please ignore this thread if you are not looking for God. This thread is for seekers, and for those who have found God to share their insights and experience."

    This request covers a wide range of people, including, Muslims, Buddhists, and people who have not yet settled on a denomination.

    The people of the Old Testament did not have a personal relationship with God but thought the priesthood, and people like Moses. The early Christians did indeed have a relationship with Christ, as he walked among them. And they believed that Christ/God personally talked to them after his death.

    As God cannot be literally seen or found by humans, we are left with the choice of either looking for clues, evidence, testimony, or waiting for personal revelation. The other choice is to get on with our live, knowing that if there is a God who requires something from us he/she will make them self know. After all the Bible states that God chooses us not the other way round.

    All the people on this board have at some time spent a fair portion of their life looking for God. Even when they rail against the contradictions of believers, they are still seeking answers. We are all at some level seeking answers. Even for those that do not at present believe, God's existance remains a possibility; what is lacking is evidence.

    Some have taken time out to concentrate on carnal matters. Others have faith that God god has noticed them. My point is that whatever denomination one has presently adopted, be it an eastern or western persuasion, or whatever view we presently hold, we are all seekers of truth. Whether our conclusions will lead to finding evidence of God's existence during our short lifetime is another matter. You yourself have many unanswered questions and only a partial understanding of what you are seeking. I hope you find it.

    Miles3 posted Wed, 29 Feb 2012 23:06:00 GMT(2/29/2012)

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    Wizard of Oz, I know of a certain judge that found a faster method

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