Tuesday, May 22, 2007
God in the Box - Harness the Wind?
Funny how one little cartoon (see post below) can evoke so much thought. Then reading Chrysalis Angel's comment in my previous post - I guess has stirred something inside me, so I am not sure where all of this is going.
I have always been fascinated with the idea of an after life and since I am a Christian, I do believe in the teachings of Jesus who actually, spent more time warning people to live right so as to avoid hell and he made it clear that once there - there was no changing our minds. People ask how a loving God could condemn someone to hell but it comes down to free will - he gives them what they wanted - to be apart from him.
I realize the paragraph above might be offensive or seem ridiculous to some. I welcome any and all points of view.
That is my belief system and - I do embrace the Judeo-Christian ethics. Yet, sometimes... I still seem to make wrong choices - even when I know better. (Does that mean I am stupid? Or oh so very human?) I am counting on His grace, patience and knowledge that I am a work in progress. :)
It's too bad that some people limit God -if they even believe at all. Try to put him in a box and limit him to their own finite understanding or deny his existence all together- oblivious to the fact that as they can not harness the wind, so ...they cannot contain the Eternal Creator and because they do not believe-does not mean He does not exist.
Theology is such a deep subject. You can take one small topic and as you study, question, etc., it is like you just peel away layer after layer and still the information is inexhaustible as it leads to even more revelations. Probably why it is called the "Living Word". There is no end - there is always something more. Truths that profoundly breathe life into one's spirit if given the opportunity.
There is so much more after this life.