I don't know what to believe anymore. So confused. I have a few questions that perhaps people can address to make non-believers a believer.
Why is it that God is so unforgiving to the non-believers?
Why does God say, have faith in me, just believe me, use faith before your logic, even though that is what I have given you. In that effect, doesn't that impose on free will? Is an all loving being supposed to control a person mentally?
The anti-Christ talk is from someone I heard, I'm not sure how accurate it is. There is an anti-Christ. First that will appear before us is a fake anti-Christ, then a real anti-Christ, and then after that Christ will appear. How do we know if Christ is not the ultimate form of deception?
I can see that submission of power can lead to peace in one aspect, but it is limited. IE. The people being subjective to the government. The people believe in the government and the power is given to them by the people. However, the government uses their power to subjugate even more people, slaughter more people, through the power of the people. Versus. A small tribe of people who respect each other as equals lives harmoniously and allows others to live the way they want. Perhaps one might say, the government is formed by a human entity, but in God's realm the duality is shown as well through the favoring of Lucifer and then the banishment of him.
Will hell be eternal even though it hasn't existed eternally since it was born after God? Will heaven be eternal even though war has existed in the heavens at least once already?
If we were to throw all away logic, the very thing God has given to us to use, and to listen to God and only God, because God works in ways we do not understand and he says it like so, isn't that the makings of the perfect soldier? The creation of even more duality of good and evil? A creation that becomes ever more disharmonious?
I don't know what to believe. So here comes the paradox. Do I believe in myself, or do I believe in someone else? Or do I believe in neither, or both? But how do I do that... So Confused. So Confused.
asked 28 Mar '12, 16:45
In The Name of Allah, the Most Compassionate Most Merciful.
why do you think that God is unforgiving to non believers? Perhaps you don't have a deep insight about this and thus you assumed so, the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said: "Had the non believer known the mercy that is with Allah, he would not give up hope that Allah will admit him to Paradise". Allah the exalted says: ( And if My slaves ask you regarding Me ; Iam the near one who answers the caller of the one who makes request) my advice to you is to start with yourself, anazlyze yourself, and aim to be a genuine and sincere person and seeker of truth at the same time seek tremendous assistance from Allah the Creator. i remember going through hardships in my process/journey for questing the Truth but i found that Allah will show it to those who seek it sincerely and work in being sincere and genuine; i.e truthful. Ask Allah to help you and assist you in humbleness and tell Him how you feel, cry if you are inclined to do so, do a good deed sincerely for Allah(God) and mention it in your prayers.
anyhow, i hope reading the following Divine revelation will help you:
Related from the messenger of Allah, that Allah the Exalted revealed: " O My servants, I have made opression forbidden for me and forbidden for yo, so dont wrong eachother.
O My servants, you sin by day and night and I forgive all sins, so seek forgiveness from Me so I would forgive you.
O My servants, all of you are astray except those I have guided, so seek guidance from Me and I will Guide you.
O My servants, you will attain afflicting harm on Me so as to harm Me, now will you attain benefitting Me so as to benifit Me.
O My servants if the first of you and the last of you and the whole Jin and mankind were to be as the most pious one f you, that will not add anything to My Dominion.
O My servants if the first of yu and the last of you and the whole of Jin and mankind were to be as wicked as the most wicked one of you, that will not lessen anthing from My Dominion.
O My servants , it is but your deeds which I count for you and give you reconing thereupon, so he who finds good let him Praise Allah, and him who finds other that let him blame no one but his self"
answered 28 Mar '12, 20:51
God does not forgive, because to forgive you must judge first and God doesn't judge. Because to judge you cannot love unconditionally and God loves unconditionally. God loves everyone and everything unconditionally, so he lets everyone and everything believe whatever they want!
When God say believe in me, he really says believe in yourself, in everything, believe in existence, in all there is. God is not someone separate from you (that's only illusion some people create and believe), he is not even "in" you, he IS you.
When you speak of Lucifer, the bad guy, you think of God as the good guy. But that is duality. Opposite to all there is is all there is not. Heaven and hell is the creation of mind, duality concept. One people hope to go to and avoid the other. These self-created fears and prisons are real rulers of people lives. Not the governments.
Open your eyes and understand the meaning of the story of heaven and hell. It is to show you that when you choose something to be your heaven, opposite of that something will be your hell. To show you that if you live in DUALITY there will always be something to fear and something to find illusion of security and safety in.
Whatever you choose to believe and not believe does not matter. It only matters in the world of duality, but oneness does not assign any importance to either.
answered 29 Mar '12, 03:22
Dear DiusPius, Most people talk about God as if God were a being living somewhere in the sky. Nothing could be further from the truth. God simply is. God is all there is.
Do you believe in Life? Life exists doesnt it? If you belive in life than you already believe in God for God is life. It's as simple as that. It makes no differance by what name we call God/Life/Love for God does not change. If someone called you by a different name you would still be you. The same with God. God/Life is all there is therefore all is one and yes that includes all of us. Here is a small piece of a poem I wrote.
In every adult and every child, in every teenager running wild, I see God.
In every mountain and every tree, in every lake or big blue see, I see God....
answered 29 Mar '12, 04:34
I'll try to address these questions one at a time.
It is not the case of if God is forgiving to non-believers or not, he actually is what is the case is where the non-believers are traveling towards. They are not traveling towards God so they blame God when they don't find God this doesn't seem logical.
Example: We are in a hallway together I am located at the East end of the hallway, you are in the middle pointing West and walking West, will we meet? No we wouldn't meet, would you call that my fault if we didn't meet? No because you can see the logic here, God loves all and wants all to come to him but we are given the choices to make ourselves of whether we come to him or move away from him.
This is not an imposition of will but a teaching of how we can use our will. It is teaching us that we are more powerful than we give ourselves credit for. That we are not only the created we are creators ourselves.
This is not biblical it may be gnostic or something else. It does say the best will be wounded in the head thought dead but will come back worse.
You compare this to government but this is not what it means, it is not compared to the world ways but God's ways are opposite. Submission of power to God is to become more powerful than you could imagine. Think of when Obi-Wan Kenobi in "Star Wars" let Darth Vader strike him down, he said "If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you could ever imagine!"
The eternalness of hell we can only go by what the Bible says, only God knows the full answer to this.
It is not against logic just against present understanding which present logic is based in. Quantum physics seems to be getting closer and closer though.
This is not a Christian question this one seems personal, what I would say to you to find your beliefs is to get Avatar Resurfacing and do the exercises in it. This will show you what you believe and don't believe and what you can work with on what you want to believe.
I'm going to answer just the question you asked which is "should I be a believer or a non-believer?"
Basically you have "something" or "nothing"
Every "something" is a belief, including the idea of NOT beleiving in and idea.
On ther other hand, "nothing" is a state of mind of openness.
Noting is about being completely open minded about everything.
When you shift from "nothing" to "something" you narrow your viewpoint to a limited idea that what you believe is the only truth. (aka a narow viewpoint of the mind)
So it doesn't matter what you believe.
The moment you believe you have to defend it against everything that you don't believe.
Consequently you could choose to be open minded about everything and within that accept and reject anything and everything according to the moment.
be your self stay in the truth and believes in the truth. is truth logical are you not still learning about the truth. jesus said seek and you shall find, you have free will after all no one can make that choice for you. jesus never asked anny one to follow or believes a religion he said follow my example the truth will set you free.
right now did i say anny thing that was not true?
You dont know what to believe! Thats good, your in a great place. Your not set in your ways, your open to new ideas.
HOWEVER i do see from some of your comments- particularly to Wades answer- that you really do believe.... perhaps a little more than your letting on.
But thats ok.
answered 29 Mar '12, 12:56
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