Posted by rayww on March 1, 2006, at 23:37:11
In reply to Re: please rephrase that » rayww, posted by Dr. Bob on February 27, 2006, at 22:44:11
No, I don't think I can to either..Dee did just fine by putting something into words that I couldn't. If anything we have been able to glean from this board it is that God is God to a lot of people, even though we understand and worship him differently. The best explanation was one I heard yesterday and if I could figure out a way to link it I would link the whole speech as my rephrase.
A lot of us have been a little narrow minded when it comes to accepting that God can communicate to anyone throughout the world, whether they are Islam, Muslim, Christian, or Jew. It has taken me a long time to finally get it. The plan of salvation was given to Abraham, and he gave it to his sons, Ishmael and Isaac. Even though only one had the covenant, they all have the blessing. I think we have no clue how this is all going to pan out in the end. I mean, do you know how many billions of people in the world are not Christian? And how many millions of Christians are not Mormon? I think this is way too big for one little religion. So even though I know God speaks to me, I can also see that God speaks to you, no matter what religion you belong to, and He speaks to Dee even though his/her belief is Pagan and a Godess God.
It is still the spiritual side of life, and some have fine tuned it till it has become so powerful it could move mountains. Mountains of unbelief. So, I'm saying it's OK to have differing beliefs in God. I think God is aware of all of his children and creations, loves them all, and will gather them as a hen gathers her chicks, all of them that will. Agency is an interesting gift, especially when the options are limited.