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misumaru15

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2012, 03:40:59 AM »
I think you may have to question to gain a better understanding. Can we keep the insults down? If you really don't believe in the bible at all, I'm not sure you can understand the discussion at all.

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2012, 08:08:28 PM »
I think it is definitely okay to question God on every matter.  How else is your faith going to grow?  It is necessary for your faith to evolve to question God and what he wants of you.  It is okay to ask him what he meant by a particular phrase in the Bible.  It is okay to question His will.  He loves you.  He wants you to understand.

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2012, 04:43:58 AM »
I believe that we should never question God but always trust and believe in Him.  There will always be things that we don't understand.  We will find out everything that we don't understand when it is our time to be with God in heaven.  We need to trust in Him. 

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2012, 04:02:42 AM »
I have heard that there is nothing wrong with asking God some why questions, but I think it is in how you approach God. I have asked Him many questions and some I have asked in deep hurt because I did not understand why things happened to me in my life. I believe if you come to God like a friend and father, we should be able to ask him questions and I believe God wants us to know some things about why things are happening or going on in our lives. Do it with the fear of the Lord, but also understand that He does not have to answer us. Job had many questions and he was a just man, but then God started asking Job questions (Job 38:4-). If we can question Him, he can question us too.

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2012, 04:38:10 AM »
There are some believers who think that we should never question God.

Psalm 13:1  How long, oh Lord, how long will You forget me?  Forever?  How long will You look the other way?
Jesus also questioned father.

What do you think about it?


I like to question God if he manifests before me as my Guru.
" Just say the word and my servant shall be healed." Matthew 8:8

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2012, 07:04:09 PM »
I believe that having faith means believing that God our Father is with us always and believing in Him...but I feel like he does not expect us not to have questions.  I look at it in the same was as having a father on earth.  Is it okay for me to question everything my father does or says or teaches me, absolutely not....but is it okay for me to be confused sometimes and ask the question "why" sometimes?  My mother and I just had this conversation earlier today.  We both believe that sometimes questioning our faith leads to a stronger faith because it gives you a reason to search deeper for the answers!

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2012, 03:01:36 PM »
I think people misinterpret God's rules all the time. I believe that what He meant by people not to question Him was to never question His authority and decisions. But to properly and rightfully believe in Him, we must first know Him the best way we can first. It is not wrong to question things, because it is the best way we get to know them.

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2012, 01:16:07 PM »
When you "question God," you're simply questioning your higher self; your spiritual self. God is not an entity that is outside of ourselves. Certainly Divine Intelligence can provide answers for us and can be a guide throughout our lives, but you're only tapping into the Source from which you came, the Source that is always a part of you.

Unfortunately, as long as we continue to ascribe human characteristics to God, or Infinite Intelligence, we will continue to misunderstand, to misinterpret the true essence of Divine and Infinite Intelligence. All of our descriptions, especially those in the Bible, come straight from man. The Being of Light that we call God is genderless, has no race, no color; its a Loving Being of Light that you and I have always been a part of and can never be separated from, no matter what we do, or what we believe. It's just like your biological relationship with your mother, that bond can never be broken even if you hate her, never see her, may not want to see her, regardless, the bond is still there. Such is our relation to Divine Intelligence.

Study energy, the cycles of water, and astronomy, and you will get a true glimpse of who you are and what your relationship is with Universal Intelligence. And for Christ sake (pardon the pun) stop believing all this GARBAGE you have been fed since you left your mother's womb!
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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2012, 12:47:21 PM »
Hi all - new to the forum,

There seems to be no reason not to talk to god, sometimes those discussions take the form of questions and that is ok. The issue may arise if one wants to 'question' - as in challenge god as to why things are 'as god decided to make them'. firstly this is not an easy answer to understand at least partially because of the complexity of the inputs, and partially because of our own self-interest in the situation.
Anyone who contacts spirits can contact god or Jesus just as they can any other spirit.
The real question may revolve around whether one thinks god manipulates things in order to get a specific outcome....

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2012, 05:47:16 PM »
Welcome to the forum

cactuschris!!! :D

What child never questions the parent? Questioning God is only natural. I often wonder what God's plan is for me.
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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2012, 01:00:00 PM »
There are some believers who think that we should never question God.

Psalm 13:1  How long, oh Lord, how long will You forget me?  Forever?  How long will You look the other way?
Jesus also questioned father.

What do you think about it?
Should we not ask god for help?

If you are an ordinary person you should follow the rules of your deeds and nature. If you are a devotee, even then, you should not ask God for help. Your devotion must not aspire any result. You are asking God for help means that you want God to violate his own natural rules. The impression of millions of angles and sages is disturbed if God violates his own rules. That will give a poor impression on God. You are putting God to inconvenience by forcing him to use his supernatural power. Whether you are a devotee or not, you must always try to solve your problems by putting your best effort.

If you fail, even then, do not ask God to help you. Then, you think that it is your fate and worship God as usual. Arjuna was fighting with his grandfather, Bhishma. Arjuna was not putting up his best effort to kill Bhishma. He was having sympathy to Bhishma, who has brought up Arjuna. Noting this, Krishna (Jesus) took His Sudarshana chakra and ran to kill Bhishma. That means the Lord tried to solve the problem of Arjuna through His divine power. Arjuna did not agree to this and forced Krishna to stop, because Arjuna knew about his inadequate effort. But when Sindhava was to be killed, Arjuna tried his best, because Arjuna took an oath to kill Sindhava before sunset and otherwise he promised that he would enter the fire.

Since the sunset took place apparently due to the Maya of Krishna, Arjuna stopped fighting and wanted to enter the fire. He was just going to jump into the fire but he never asked for help. He thought that was his fate. Therefore, the Lord helped him secretly. Therefore, if you put your best effort, still fail because it is beyond your limits, if you happen to be a real devotee and do not ask for the help from God, then you will be helped by the super power secretly. The secrecy is due to preservation of the sacredness of his administration in the eyes of others.

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #26 on: October 01, 2012, 12:17:20 PM »
Dattaswami1 said:
“Should we not ask god for help?

If you are an ordinary person you should follow the rules of your deeds and nature. If you are a devotee, even then, you should not ask God for help. Your devotion must not aspire any result. You are asking God for help means that you want God to violate his own natural rules. The impression of millions of angles and sages is disturbed if God violates his own rules. That will give a poor impression on God. You are putting God to inconvenience by forcing him to use his supernatural power. Whether you are a devotee or not, you must always try to solve your problems by putting your best effort.”

No – we should not ask God for help for a number of reasons.
Firstly one needs to answer why god should help – he gave us a place to learn and evolve and he gave us the chance, if all he wanted was a group that he directed or selected for special treatment then we would become mere puppets.
Secondly one has to ask why would a god help one person and not another? Help to save one life over another is not how a god that gave free will works.
Thirdly – What kind of learning do we do if instead of helping ourselves we constantly just beg for favours. 

We are expected to do these things for ourselves, if you want to pray to god it is better to ask how we can help, not beg for special treatment – and expect thet by the prayers we can force god to do anything. We have the opportunity and the ability to sort our own problems out, we need to do so without help.


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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2012, 07:03:15 PM »
We can question God regarding the degree of the "good or evil" that we are to experience accordingly to his intentions about us. But we should not question him whether or not he is doing things "correctly", since he is always doing what he has to do.
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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #28 on: October 09, 2012, 03:52:49 PM »
The debate of 'if' GOD exists is a matter of FAITH in personal experience and observations. A person cannot be persuaded if they ignore what is in front of their eyes as a reality, much less that which can only be 'experienced' as the invisible.

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2012, 10:15:44 PM »
There are some believers who think that we should never question God.

Psalm 13:1  How long, oh Lord, how long will You forget me?  Forever?  How long will You look the other way?
Jesus also questioned father.

What do you think about it?

Hi,
In a patriarchic religious system as the Judaic/Christian system, where God is a He, it’s probably not too easy to question God, because of the “Father knows Best” syndrome. But, learning can only take place when we question established assumptions. For example: If nobody would have question the assumption that rain water is kept in a place above heaven and gets released to earth when the floodgates open, then we would still believe this totally wrong view of the way the world works. (And that view is part of Genesis, where it is written that God divided the waters into the waters below and the waters above). So, was that view something that was important to question/challenge? Of course it was, because it did not conform to our scientific knowledge of how the world operates.


 

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