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Re: Do any of you believe there is a 'loving' God Christ_empowered

Posted by beckett2 on July 31, 2018, at 17:35:59

In reply to Re: Do any of you believe there is a 'loving' God, posted by Christ_empowered on July 31, 2018, at 12:53:40

> hi. I"m a Christian. To be honest...although my life as a Christian began with a definite conversion experience ("born again experience"), I sometimes hesitate to say that I'm a Born Again Christian, the US at least, -some- self-described Born Again Christians are mean, mean, mean people.

I really like you CE and the way you look at things. I understand what you mean about 'born again'. Some of those people are nuts. My father was Catholic, and he was born again as well.

> but, yes...I believe in a loving, merciful God. As a (surprisingly...) traditional, Protestant Christian, I also believe in sin, Hell, forgiveness, redemption, the exclusivity of Christ, etc.
> As for "helping"...I don't know. My conversion led to such profound changes that its now in my notes as my so-called "spiritual awakening." I'm a lot more mature now, I don't think I Have any personality disorder labels...and my new personality (complete with some much needed soical skills!) has proven to be a huge blessing. oh, and I"m also a lot healthier, physically. Before you dismiss this, just keep in mind that Jung was big on spirituality and such...just not on Jesus, for whatever reason(s).
> so, yes; I believe in a loving God. As a Christian, I think repentance and faith in Christ are the ways to the one, true living God. I also acknowledge that there's loads of evil and and suffering in the world. In Christianity, that's one result of The Fall...we live in a Fallen World, marred and scarred by sin, in desperate need of redemption.
> but..I do -not- view Jesus as a coping mechanism. Its been...a total change in outlook, I guess I could say a "paradigm shift," know...I didn't feel awkward calling it a "paradigm shift."
> in Christianity, forgivness is key. Faith in Christ=forgiveness for the believer, who is then to forgive 70x7, especially when it hurts. faith, hope, and love are vital, too..."and the greatest of these is love."
> im not here to preach and such, but I'm glad you asked, no matter what you believe or end up choosing to do with your life. there's a lot more to the people here than our labels, our pills, etc.
> :-)

I really like this :-) Kindness and forgiveness <3




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