Posted by Dena on March 8, 2004, at 17:12:25
In reply to Re: Where Did my Post Go?, posted by holymama on March 8, 2004, at 15:07:27
Dear Autumn Dawn -
Hello my friend. Thank you again for your support - I feel it way over here in Virginia!
I found the post. Even though I intentionally created it to be a "new thread" so that it wouldn't be missed, it's been relocated up to the thread where Dr. Bob asked me to rephrase. It makes logical sense that it would be there, but I thought it had been "banished". I'm glad it's been allowed to stay.
It was hard to find a way to rephrase it, without compromising either my personal faith, or the integrity of Jesus' identity. I did the best I could, & just left whether or not I'd be blocked in God's hands.
I wish I could convey how I have no intention of harming anyone else by putting down what they believe. And yet, I have to remain faithful to what God has taught me about Himself & His world, particularly through the Bible. It can be a dilemma at times. I don't have a superior attitude about my faith, as if because it's "mine" it's therefore a superior way to believe. What I believe in isn't defined by me, it's defined by God's revelation through the Bible, and especially through Jesus. Whether or not I believe it is immaterial... except for it's affect on me. God continues being God, regardless of whether or not anyone else believes in Him. I would be arrogant to think that my belief, my opinion, my personal definition, had any impact on His reality. He's gone in and out of vogue over the centuries, but He's still who He's always been.
I imagine that those who end up spending eternity with Him will all be a bit surprised about what was (& wasn't) true about Him. Myself included. I think we all have our own personal biases that may or may not be based on truth. I've had several of my own biases upended over the years - wherever God has touched one of my biases & shed His light of Truth on it, I've received deep healing. Letting go of that which I've held onto is hard, but the rewards are great!