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omanda

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Shall we question God?
« on: April 18, 2010, 09:53:58 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?

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2010, 11:03:34 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?

Generally, one worships God through practical devotion (service) in order to avoid the negative results.  Such attitude is a failure to achieve the real love and permanent grace of God. You must learn to enjoy the negative results also like hot dishes in the meal.  In fact, due to the divine knowledge attained by the grace of God, try to find out more benefit in the negative result so that at least the negative result can be enjoyed equally with the positive result. Whenever, you start to do a work, you pray for the blessings of the Lord to get victory and benefit.  The defeat and loss are never expected even in the mind.  The elders always bless you to succeed and get the profit.  They will never bless you to enjoy even the negative result, if attained. 

They feel inauspicious even to utter the possibility of negative result even as the next alternative.  But Lord Krishna says to Arjuna in Gita “If you die in the war you will enjoy the heavenly pleasures and if you win you will enjoy the pleasures on this earth” (Hatovaa Prapsyase Swargam …..Gita).

The Lord is giving blessings with the negative result in the beginning and the positive result is mentioned as the next alternative only.  The Lord is showing more happiness in the negative result than the positive result because the heavenly pleasures are more superior to the pleasures on the earth.   It is just like saying that if you are defeated in a work you will get a treat in the five star hotel and if you win you will get a treat in ordinary hotel. The Lord says that He is giving the analytical faculty to laugh at results of the deeds (Buddhyaa Yukto…..Gita).

The ignorant fellow may laugh at the statement of Krishna, but a scholar will laugh at the ignorance in analyzing the welfare in the positive and negative results.  Actually the negative result giving you misery is for your welfare only to become near to God.  The positive result is for your loss by which you are far from God.  The punishment purifies you from all bad effects and the boon will pollute you with ego and ignorance.  You must have faith in God that He is always doing everything for your welfare only. In such case, you are never upset in the life and hence there is no need of linking your devotion to the favor from God.

 You are mistaking the favor of God as His anger and the anger of God as His favor.  The divine knowledge, which is harsh to you, is always in your welfare and Satguru who gives such divine knowledge is the human form of God.  Majority likes the sweet, which harms in long run and welcomes the knowledge preached by the preachers who are the human forms of Satan.

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 09:02:45 AM »
I believe God already presented an answer to everything so when there’s something we don’t understand, we don’t question instead we look deep into his words. I guess we’re not to be spoon-fed; sometimes we really have to learn the hard way because if there are no struggles, we often times forget about Him. It’s not God that we should question but ourselves. Do we trust God to show us what we are looking for?

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 11:51:42 PM »
I have heard both teachings, to question and not to question. However, if God is our father, why can't we question him? Do you not question your father at times? I don't suggest getting angry with him, but God does understand if we have questions from time to time. I struggled with my thoughts on this, but I think it's okay to question your father.

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2011, 08:15:13 PM »
I fact is we should question God at times, because I think He will answer. It just may not be the answer we were expecting. I used to tell people that God is an on-the-job teacher. If you ask for patience, God will place someone in front of you that you have to be patient with.

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 09:38:47 AM »
I see. I think I got what you are saying. As Luke 11:9 said, “seek, and ye shall find.” It may help that we question God for Him to know how He can help us because yes, we change minds, we changed paths, certain things happened catching us in surprise, unprepared, without an armor. We are weakened, tempted to go the easy way. But God won’t give us a burden we cannot carry however at the face of these burdens we got lost. Is this when you question God? I know that God has plans for each and every one of us but as we go along with life we are stricken with doubt. We cannot totally let go to fly to Him. So we question God, how do we pursue? How are we going to fulfill all His plans for us? How? We are troubled with doubts because we are sore, we’re not sure if we can do it. Do we question God how are we going to lift up the load that He said we can carry and yet we can’t even begin to lift it up? But do we question to be guided or we question to be free or simply get away with our trouble; because we’re tired, we believe we can’t do more? Yes, by questioning God we can see the light because there are many things in the world that blacken our heart and mind, weaken us or made us lose our faith.

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 05:58:12 PM »
You are right and I also think God wants us to talk to Him. He wants us to communicate with Him, just like we want our children to communicate with us, even though we know what they are already going through.

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 03:22:54 AM »
I believe doubt will further help us understand more, if we have no doubt and something amazing happens we would think nothing of it. But if we wonder why something happens, and then later we realize why, then it makes so much more sense!

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 10:22:36 AM »
If we do not question God, we do Him a great disservice. As has already been said, if we look to God as Our Father as we are taught, we place Him in loco parentis as it were.  If we think back to our childhood - and even into adulthood - we generally learned more from our parents when we questioned them as opposed to just accepting their pronouncements. Only by questioning can you find your own path, whether it's your path in life or your spiritual path.

I don't believe God wants blind devotion from us. We have to understand what we believe in, and we can only do this through intelligent questioning and reasoning. It doesn't make us lesser Christians if we ask questions. Small children learn about the world they live in by constantly asking 'why?' It's a habit we should hold onto throughout life.

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2012, 09:42:47 AM »
I don't think we are bad for questioning what we don't understand. I have wondered why certain things happen. That was when I was much younger. As I grew spiritually, I realized God had a plan for me. And it is all in accordance with that plan. I think if you question with anger it will get you into trouble. He is our father and sometimes we need to be disciplined as a child.

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 08:47:51 AM »
Good for you,classyally, I am happy for you that you found out that god has a plan for you, I bet the last islamic terrorist who blew himself up, thought the same way, he also realized that god had a plan for him, I wonder what would have happened if you two switched places when you were young, you think things would have been any different?

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2012, 12:30:47 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?

One should all the time. If you do not question you will never receive any answers.

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2012, 04:41:11 PM »
There are some believers who think that we should never question God.

If you believe, you have to question God, since he gave you the power to do so. If you do not question God, you will inevitably be deceived by false gods or prophets :)

I'm agnostic by the way, so it does not concer me, but I find any kind of blind belief - silly and dangerous.

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2012, 06:33:21 PM »
to question something is a way for people to learn something, and christians saying not to question god, is like saying god is no worse than hitler or any communist leader

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Re: Shall we question God?
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2012, 01:38:04 AM »
I have heard both teachings, to question and not to question. However, if God is our father, why can't we question him? Do you not question your father at times? I don't suggest getting angry with him, but God does understand if we have questions from time to time. I struggled with my thoughts on this, but I think it's okay to question your father.

Where exactly are his words located? Please tell me you don't refer to the bible.  There are parts of it that only the most credulous would ever believe were written, or inspired, by an omniscient being.


 

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