Does God Love You?

Discussion in 'Religion' started by Bowser, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    If you have the love of a God, is there anything to fear?
     
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  3. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Why the Hell would God care?
     
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  5. origin Heading towards oblivion Valued Senior Member

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    I don't know. Are unicorns scared of people?
     
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  7. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Depends on whether your God believes in tough love, or whether another God is more powerful I imagine.
     
  8. davewhite04 Valued Senior Member

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    That God.
     
  9. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    Explain
     
  10. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Well, if you are certain your God loves you, but he's into tough love - and decides that killing your friends and family, and giving you cancer, will make you into a better person - then you might fear him acting on his love.

    Or if your God loves you and wants you to be happy, but a stronger God might smite you because you worship the wrong God, again - you might still fear for your life.
     
  11. kx000 Valued Senior Member

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    God must love at all times, compassion counts. The bible even says "love thy enemy." Its where he gets his pleasure from.
     
  12. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    "Does God Love You?"

    If he dont he sure has a funy way of showin it.!!!
     
  13. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    Would any of that matter if God loved you? Again, what would there be to fear?
     
  14. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    That God will change his mind about you seems like an obvious one.

    For example, some say that God will send you to hell if you sin (i.e. disobey God's wishes/commands). Real people are afraid of that.
     
  15. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    What is God's armor?
     
  16. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Don't ask me.
     
  17. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    Seems like we can survive a lot, put up with bunches, endure life's challenges.
     
  18. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    God loves us like a farmer's livestock.

    He's got a kick-ass BBQ named HELL.
     
  19. Bowser Namaste Valued Senior Member

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    My apologies, folks. I'm at present living with and providing care for a relative who is in her twilight years. There's a lot of fear there. She has religious affirmations hanging on the walls, says she believes in God, yet her fear is so intense that I want to take it away for her as if it were a curable cancer. If she believes God loves her, she has nothing to fear, which is the message I tried giving her, though I think she missed the point. She worries about her sins, but if she can forgive herself and others, how much greater is the forgiveness of a God? My point is, if you are loved by a God, love being God's armor, what is there to fear? Even death has no power over God's love. If you have faith in God's love, there is nothing to fear.
     
  20. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Prescription drugs?
     
  21. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

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    Are you doin all a good Christan can do to get her mind right... ie... are you prayin enuff... an if so... an she still wont fully accept Gods love... well... not to worry... God has a perfect plan for people like that

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    ... you just need to trust in God.!!!

    A-man.!!!
     
  22. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Fear about what? Death? Or what happens after?

    It really depends what she's afraid of. God isn't necessarily a comfort.

    Depends on the god, I guess. Which god does she believe in?

    I think I already answered that.

    So they say.

    I understand that religion can be a comfort to some people. It can also be a source of unnecessary fear and worry for other people. Which way it goes depends on all kinds of things.
     
  23. candy Valued Senior Member

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    God is about creation and love.
    Religion is about using fear to control the faithful.
    The problem is not the all loving and forgiving God; it is sanctimonious clerics who have historically promised redemption in exchange for confession and quite often cash.
    Encourage her to embrace the concept of the all loving "I am that I am" that loved Moses even after he killed someone and ignore the fear mongering control freaks.
     

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