The One Who created everything and Who gave His Word, did all He did with a purpose and out of love.
The Bible teaches us that
“God is love.” (1 John 4:8)
Everything God does is motivated by love.
Out of love created man in His image also with the intention to have a good relationship with man. He wanted man to fit His creation and to have a nice and great life in a peaceful world. He did not have the intention that His creatures would have to suffer. But because of the rebellion of the first human beings, out of love God did not destroy them but gave the world into their hands. Man was allowed to make something of the world God had given in their hands.
Think about this:
If you had the power, would you remove all the suffering and injustice in the world?
When there is enough empathy in you and when you some part of the love of God in you, you would.
What about God?
God didn’t stop humans when they chose to rebel and do what is bad. As a Father He told His children that they had done wrong. He has the power to start all over again or to create new beings. But He gave His human beings the chance to create their own world. He even allowed them to do it in their own way.
So when something bad happens, we should remember that God didn’t make it happen. It would be unfair to blame God.
He has the power, and because he loves us, he will remove all suffering and injustice. There is a very good reason why God has not yet stopped bad things from happening. In later postings we will talk about that and show you that it is part of God’s love that man got so much to say about the world and was or is so free to do with the world, what he wants to do with it.
You can be sure that God loves us and that He is never to blame for our problems. In fact, He is the only One who can solve them. — Isaiah 33:2.
God is an exceptional eternal Spirit Being, set apart or holy. (Isaiah 6:3) Everything He does is pure, clean, and good. We can not say we can trust every other human being. But with God we can find Someone Who keeps to His Words and promises. So we can trust him. Humans are not like that. They sometimes do wrong things. And even the most honest ruler does not have the power to repair all the damage that bad people do. No one has as much power as God has. He can and will repair all the damage that has been done by bad people. He will remove all evil forever. — Read Psalm 37:9-11.
One day the world shall be convinced that He alone has the solution for us, to live in a restored world with a restored good relationship with God.
Lots of people do not see God at work as long as everything looks good for them, but as soon something terrible happens in their life they start looking for God. Though we do not need something terrible to happen in our life for going to look for God or to find Him. He is everywhere and wants to be found.
Surrounded by all luxurious materials we live in a world where many are not interested in God, but that should not keep you away form looking for Him. All those things you see around you should make you wonder if you deserve them and how it comes to be possible to live in such a world of technology and wonders of nature.
Every season brings new and different beauties and shows how miraculously inventive everything is made. No man would ever be capable to make such microcosm.
There is the miniature world which surpasses anything what man can make. Though man wants to place himself most often in the centre of the universe he is just a small-scalemodelofthat grand universe, which is spoken off in the Book of books, presenting the many stars as grains of sands on the beach, uncountable.
“Man is callyd the lasse worlde, for he shewyth in hymselfe lyknesse of all the worlde,”
Putting one foot in front of the other, to keep going in this system of things, each person receives many influences and can have contact with many ideas or thoughts, bringing him in positions to chose.
When hearing all those people expressing their ideas, being confronted with so much variety of understandings, you should know that there is that Book of books which can give so much clarification and which can give you so much insight, making your search so much easier. Therefore best provide yourself with a copy of the bible.
In it you shall be able to find examples of many people who also where doubting about their existence and the role of a god or the God in it. In it you shall also hear about disasters that took take place and about trouble people got themselves in, and how God came to their rescue.
By going back in history looking at the many examples who found God and who let themselves be guided by God you also shall be able to find God.
Try finding people around you with whom you can talk about God and about His creation. Know that it does not always have to be big churches that are bringing Biblical truth. Remember also that Jesus gave his followers the task to go out into the world to preach the gospel of the coming Kingdom. Try to talk to such people who walk on the streets or who come at your doorstep. Those preachersfollowing Jesus probably are the best ones to get you on your way to look for God.
We are here for you. In the hope of helping you, we also hope you shall be able to find some sincere lovers of God in your neighbourhood to help you. But do not worry if you do not find them. Even on your own, you shall be able to find God if you sincerely want to look for Him.
Do not wait until something bad happens in your life, but start today, not postponing because it is now you have to live with the idea that it can be finished at any moment.
We should not be so caught up with the “things of this world” that we forget what really matters.
In this system of things most people love to follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever they want to hear. Most people will reject the truth and follow strange myths, because they look more interesting or intriguing than that what is plainly told in the Holy Scriptures (2 Timothy 4:3-5) . You who want to know more about life, your reason why being here, wanting to know What or Who is about your life, should keep a clear mind in every situation.
“You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.” So began St. Augustine of Hippo in his famous spiritual autobiography,Confessions.
If you are feeling this restless tug on your own soul, you’ve come to a good place.
We would like to convince you that Christianity might be the best solution for you. It can satisfy both our hearts and our minds. Christianity is not only a comprehensive worldview, but reveals to us a God who lovingly meets both our existential needs and our longing for truth and salvation from all these troubles of the earth.
Though God can not be seen He is real and we do hope that these articles will be useful to you in your search to know God.
The problem with many people is that they created an illusionary God, making Him like they see any other man. They If we envisage God as a person clothed with epithets such as powerful, loving, just, fear-inspiring and omnipotent, creating a manmade image.
“Religion comprises a system of wishful illusions together with a disavowal of reality.” In other words we have an innate tendency to invent the particular God that suits our needs. Ironically this is precisely what the second commandment fulminates against. A paradox lies at the heart of the doorstep caller’s question. The more you claim to know God and attempt to delineate his nature the less likely you are to have hit the bull’s eye.
We must be careful not to become trapped in the world’s imaginable ideas of godheads or should do everything to escape from this impasse by re-orienteering our thought forms.
Some may say
Faith is not the progressive unearthing of God’s nature but a recognition that he/she is fundamentally unknowable.
They forget that God Himself has given His Word to come to get to know Him. He provided all means to findtruth and to find harmony and Him and to get to know more about Him, His intentions and His people.
Jan Van Ruysbroeck, the 14th century Augustinian and man of prayer, maintained that
“God is immeasurable and incomprehensible, unattainable and unfathomable”.
“If a man wishes to be sure of the road he travels on, he must close his eyes and walk in the dark.”
for sure the world walks already many centuries in the dark and it is getting high time to come into the light. Light provided by the Majestic Majesty Himself. Many are rudderless in a sea of uncertainty. All the old props of a father God, prayer as colloquy with a personal deity and faith as a clear-cut assent to a set of credal formulations has been deconstructed and abandoned.
We must know that man has created lots of dogma’s, teachings people would have to believe to be so but of which they had to know they must believe it to be true though it might be so unbelievable, because man could not comprehend it. Do know God did not make it so complicated. God is a God of love, order and tranquillity, who wants people to know Him.
We have to release us from the burden of kowtowing to the dictates of what people say what would be in a holy book. We should liberate us from the human dictations and consider more what is really written in the Book of books. By opening our eyes wanting to come to see what is really written in the Bible we shall be able to become relieved of the intellectual difficulties of accepting the dogmatic assertions of an ecclesiastical hierarchy.
Listening to the Maker himself, letting the Words of God come to you, you shall come to see how chains may become unlocked. You shall notice how you too may be liberated and can follow your own spiritual path. Thomas Merton, the Trappist monk, spent a lifetime doing just this and found it uncovered an oasis of calmness and peace.
“Follow my ways and I will lead you to golden-haired suns, Logos and music, blameless joys, Innocent of questions and beyond answers: For I, Solitude, am thine own self: I, Nothingness, am thy All. I Silence, am thy Amen!”
Give it a whirl. It might just free you from the shackles of orthodoxy and kickstart your spiritual life.