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Old 12-12-2006, 03:39 PM #1
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It took me so many years but I finally found God.

I grew up a fairly happy child. Of course my life was not perfect so it had it's ups and downs. Only today when I was sitting here realizing how I live sin to sin I finally broke out in tears for almost an hour begging for the Lord's forgiveness. I have many things I need to make up for and by taking action and not just promising myself and God allows me to further myself as a believer in Christ. Why did it take so long for me to realize I need God in my life to help me get through the times when I need a helping hand?
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Old 12-12-2006, 03:44 PM #2
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This probably needs to go in the religion specific thread, because different diety's will give you different responses.
For me being Atheist/Pastafarian, I'm going to say the reason you couldn't find god so fast is that he is better than you at hide n seek.
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Why did it take so long for me to realize I need God in my life to help me get through the times when I need a helping hand?
Maybe because you got through them fine without him? It sounds like you had a bit of a breakdown and didn't like where you were going. So, instead of dealing with it on your own and thinking it over, you cried and begged for someone to do it for you.

Whatever. If it improves your life, I hope you enjoy your decision.
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Maybe because you got through them fine without him? It sounds like you had a bit of a breakdown and didn't like where you were going. So, instead of dealing with it on your own and thinking it over, you cried and begged for someone to do it for you.

Whatever. If it improves your life, I hope you enjoy your decision.
I am not asking someone to do it for me. I am asking God to guide me in the right direction, to help me make better decisions in improving my lifestyle.
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chodeyg: You won't find God if you expect Him to take your problems away.
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I am not asking someone to do it for me. I am asking God to guide me in the right direction, to help me make better decisions in improving my lifestyle.
Which/Whose god?
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chodeyg: You won't find God if you expect Him to take your problems away.
says who?
Perhaps that is how this chap finds god? Is there a rule behind finding your beliefs, how you can and can't?
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Which/Whose god?
God is God, who is a god.
Allah is a god, not God.
Yahweh is God, and is a god.
Etc.

Also, Islam, Judaism, and other religions other than Christianity don't have a "born again" or "saved" phenomenon in their beliefs. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 12-12-2006, 04:52 PM #11
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says who?
Perhaps that is how this chap finds god? Is there a rule behind finding your beliefs, how you can and can't?
I clearly said that isn't the way I found God. I'm human, I am not perfect nor is anyone else. That is why I turn to the one and only God I can trust to lead me in the right direction. I in the end make the choices, but it is God who helps you when the time comes. I don't expect people to just give me things in this life. You must work hard and struggle for them. Everyone needs a helping hand at some point in their life.
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God is God, who is a god.
Allah is a god, not God.
Yahweh is God, and is a god.
Etc.

Also, Islam, Judaism, and other religions other than Christianity don't have a "born again" or "saved" phenomenon in their beliefs. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but neither of use even know this guys faith...
As far as the born again theory, I'll check it out when i'm off of work. But Whats to say he can't become of a different faith later in life.

Plus your whole
God is God, who is a god.
Allah is a god, not God.
Yahweh is God, and is a god.
Etc.

Is veryyyyyyyyyyyy offensive to people who read the Qu'ran.
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you are correct but how do u belive in something that is full of mistruths and a false leads(christians)? But that is just me
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1 Peter 4:17
John 16:33

I forget the other passages that are more about salvation rather than overcoming troubles.
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Plus your whole
God is God, who is a god.
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Is veryyyyyyyyyyyy offensive to people who read the Qu'ran.
I don't see how they would be offended, it's the truth. Their god, Allah, is not my god, God.
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Christians belive what the leaders of te church wanted people to belive during the crusades....Anyone that went agianst the church was killed so how can you say that is the truth
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I don't see how they would be offended, it's the truth. Their god, Allah, is not my god, God.
and vice versa...Hence-Offensive.
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I don't see how they would be offended, it's the truth. Their god, Allah, is not my god, God.
Are Allah and God not the same deity? And what makes your God the God and not theirs?
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and vice versa...Hence-Offensive.
Actually, I don't believe under the Muslim faith their god is different from the Christian god, to them it's the same. No god but god
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God is God, who is a god.
Allah is a god, not God.
Yahweh is God, and is a god.
Etc.

Also, Islam, Judaism, and other religions other than Christianity don't have a "born again" or "saved" phenomenon in their beliefs. Correct me if I'm wrong.
NO NO NO, its not hard to understand. The arabic word for "god" is Allah. If you look in a bible written in arabic, you will see the word Allah in everyplace that god would normally be in. There is no god names Allah.
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