Saturday, January 23, 2010

People of God

I was recently asked to join in on what is going on at a new site by the name of [People of God], and after talking to Paul, who owns and operates the site, I am very hopeful that it truly will be a place where believers can come together in peace and discuss whatever may be on their mind. For this is what our Heavenly Father’s church is supposed to be all about, and I have been looking for such a place without much success at all for quite some time.

No, I do not mean to convey that there are conditions for joining, and I hope there is not. For all of us, as in regards to all of mankind, were created to be our Heavenly Father’s children by faith. Therefore, being a believer beforehand should not be required, but since I have not asked Paul if there are any stipulations for joining yet, I cannot say for sure either way.

Yes, I am well aware of many (if not most) being of the opinion that their beliefs are a personal matter that should not be open for discussion. For I was led to believe such in my earlier years.

Be assured that our Heavenly Father changed my mind about this when He made Himself real to me. For there are certain things that are meant to be just between Him and an individual, but everything else is meant to be out in the open. For the way it is meant to be is that He will personally reveal something to someone, and when they talk about it, another will be helped to understand that they have had the very same thing personally revealed to them, as well.

No, our Heavenly Father does not always make things crystal clear. Well, at least that is the way it has been for me most of the time. It is clear enough, but room is left for doubt.

Yes, it could be argued that it has been all my fault that I have not always fully understood everything that He wanted me to as soon as I should have. For it is written: But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. [James 1:5-8 NAS]

Hence, the reason why I have been looking for a place like I hope People of God will be. For if it really is my fault, I want to know that, and coming from someone else would help me have confidence in the fact that I am not just making something up in my mind, which can work both for and against me.

Of course, the key to it all is being around others who truly can hear our Heavenly Father’s voice. For without that, how could anyone be sure that what help is being offered is truly of our Heavenly Father?

Alas, that is a problem. For it is because of there being so very few that truly can hear His voice, and are willing to heed His instructions, that is the reason why there are so many different denominations of the church that our Heavenly Father established in the name of His only begotten Son, who truly is the Lord Jesus Christ, to be a shining light of hope in a world so deeply steeped in the darkness of Spiritual ignorance.

No, there should not be any debate about this. For all who are truly in Christ are supposed to be of the same mind—His mind, to be exact. For it is written: We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him”—but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the man's spirit within him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. This is what we speak, not in words taught us by human wisdom but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual truths in spiritual words. The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual man makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man's judgment: “For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ. [1 Corinthians 2:6-16 NIV]

It is a hope that I have been given by our Heavenly Father that all in the Christian community will be willing to swallow the great pride that they take in the traditions of their particular faiths and truly humble themselves before Him so that He can personally reveal to them what He is actually says is absolutely true. May People of God be a place where that can start.

By the way, Paul also has [Scripture Arc], which is a site that features different Bible verses daily. Be assured that it is also well worth paying a visit to.

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  1. You could ask him why he uses a translation that uses words such as 'Thou' or 'Thee?'
    Does he not speak English?

  2. Probably better than you, you old Scot! Oh yeah, thanks for stopping by again, my dear Adullamite.

  3. Thanks for the link, I am glad you told me about it.

    God bless,

  4. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Jodi!!! I'm glad you like this. I hope People of God becomes all that it could be.

  5. I hope the new site is what you're hoping it will be. The difficulty has always been that open discussions about anything one is passionate about is emotional and therefore doing so in a rationale and nice manner often quite a challenge.

    People so want others to think and believe as they do (not just with religion), that they have a hard time really hearing someone else's opinion.


  6. Hence, truly hearing our Heavenly Father's voice is key. For without that, we could argue points of doctrine until the cows come home without getting even close to what He actually says is absolutely true. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Sandy!!!

  7. I hope the site is what you have been looking for.

  8. Me too, and in a way it is already. For Paul and I are becoming fast friends. Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Ann!!!


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