Sunday, May 14, 2006

RE-POST OF COMMENT ON RELIGION AND SCIENCE

Funny how man perceives God and is worried about offending Him. I personaly find it rather arrogant to think we can offend Him. If there be an offense against God...it is found in the way we treat each other. This is the realm of the "heart" and that is the one area which God is most concerned about. I may be wrong but God is NOT a NAME for the Creator...it is word to refer to the Creator. God =Creator. Most religions refer to the Supreme Creator as God. (Not sure if Allah means God in the Islam religion or if it is his name.) As far as I know God does have a Personal Name and it is referred to as the Tetrametagon..... "YHWH" which is transcribed as "Yahweh." A rough translation of this transcription is "IAM". One thing I suspect is that God....being a "Being" of Love and Justice, desires to have a very intimate relation with His Creation and therefore rejoices when He is called by His Name by His Creation. Laws of how to worship Him and what to call Him and when and where to do this actually separate us from Him instead of making us ONE with Him. Scripture says we are to Worship Him in Spirit and Truth and I suspect that has more to do with our hearts than Laws because every religion has their own Laws each claiming to be God's will. Thank God GOD is God! An example of this is the 10 Commandments. "Thou Shall Not Kill" means to not take another persons life PERIOD! Jesus, however, said that if you "hate" your brother is is the same as killing him. Same with "Thou Shall Not Commit Adultery"...Jesus said just "thinking about" it is doing it! UUGH! No, the 10 Laws are not Laws that we are commanded to follow...they are Laws to teach us that we are all sinners and cannot keep the Law and that we therefore need the Vicarious Death of Jesus on the Cross. A classic example of "legalism" gone astray is the argument over the Sabbath. What I find hypocritical is there are some Christians who believe that the Israel of today's Jews is null and void but the 10 Commandments and the Sabbath are still in effect! You don't have to be a "Rocket Scientist" to see why there are over 200 denominations of Christianity! We are under the Law of Grace.....Free Will to choose to Love God with all our hearts and our fellow man as our selves.... the essence of all the Laws and the Prophets are "Unified" in this Law of Grace. Amen! (sermon over) Pax...Doubting Thomas

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