Thursday, February 16, 2006

what I believe.......

Hate me, love me, frown at me, laugh at me, call me a heretic, call me a nut. I'm in good company, and I'll still love ya.

I believe that God loves us all.

I believe that not everyone loves God.

I believe that, even through all the errors, mistranslations, and tampering with words, the screwing up of gender meaning, and the politics; that what is left of the Bible, properly translated, is the inerrant Word of God...and that He still speaks through it even after the ravaging of it by man, and that He speaks even more through us.

I believe that, based upon my own epiphany of Jesus the Christ and my own prayer and research, that those who have what I call a "God Glimmer" will indeed encounter Jesus when they die; that whoever believes will be with Him. This is the choice of man, not Him. He wants us all, but not all of us want Him. We have the freedom to accept or to refuse His gift.

I believe that the Christian world and the secular, is about to be rocked to its very foundation; that the religiosity that abounds now will be shaken; that a new revelation and a new revolution is not only on the horizon...it's here...now, from continent to continent. Thank God.


John 3:16-21 [The Source New Testament by Dr. A. Nyland]
God loved the world so he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes him will not die but would at that point have eternal life. God did not send his Son into the world in order to judge the world, but so that the world would be saved through his Son. Whoever believes him is not judged; but whoever does not believe him has already been judged, because they have not believed the Name of God's only Son. This is the judgment: the light has come into the world and people loved the darkness instead of the light, for their actions were evil. Everyone who commits thoughtless acts hates the light and does not go towards the light., otherwise their actions would be exposed. But the person who has the truth moves towards the light, so that it may be revealed that their actions have been carried out with God.
[Italics and emphasis mine]

"It's not HOW you believe....rather, THAT you believe"
~~Jesus, to me, September 16, 1973

5 comments:

Larry said...

It's not HOW you believe....rather, THAT you believe"
~~Jesus, to me, September 16, 1973

Isn't this a marvel? The God of the living Universe, His very Word, speaking to us.

A month or so after God brought me back to himself, I was really in a tizzy over whether I should go participate in the Lord's Supper. I was arguing the pros and cons. Ultimately I just said to God "I'm not worthy of this." It didn't go with my submarine life.

He said to me, as I walked along, "Of COURSE you're not worthy. My Son Jesus made you worthy." I stopped dead in my tracks, and it was as if the sun had just risen.

Karen said...

>>He said to me, as I walked along, "Of COURSE you're not worthy. My Son Jesus made you worthy." I stopped dead in my tracks, and it was as if the sun had just risen.<<
Isn't that marvelous, as well!
Thanks for sharing that, Larry.

Simon said...

Hey Karen

Im new at this blogging thing and geting around to read lots of differant posts and Im excited about the lord doing all these incredible things in our lives.

I liked your post and I can see and hear Jesus in you wonderfully!

Karen said...

Simon...
You and I posted a comment on each other's blog at precisely the same time!
This is such an awesome thing; the Lord is moving mightily through everyone in a cyber community. He takes everything and makes it Good!

Simon said...

LOL...ain't life grand!