Thank you too HFN... your way of saying 'staying there' is... what I mean. Just like the peace that passes understanding, so also is this stillness, and yet both go forward in purpose and action, to fulfil whatever it is we must. Each a team member as we strive to help one another, and a part of the whole.<quoted text>
Actually Sister being still is a an easy and enjoyable path. Staying there is another matter. Which is what I think you meant.:)
I too believe God will overcome evil by creating peace but I also believe all is not peace with God. He does what He has to do and still let us have free will. Sometimes the free will gets in the way of the peace. And that is when He does what He has to do. Why else did He create hell?
I know God created it all. I believe He did it for a good reason that we will come to understand when we go to spend eternity with Him.
Im not sure what you mean by folks not seeing Him in any test of the Christian faith. He has everything to do with the Christian faith. Without Him there would be no faith.
Anyway, sorry if I didnt understand.
Thank you for thinking of me though.
One thing I do know tho' even tho you feel all is not peace with God, is that when we live
each moment for Him not for ourselves - we have already committed our will to His Will... as in 'Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven'. That might be the part that is 'hard'... in fact very hard with the more we are given the more is asked and the greater the responsibility. I honestly feel the hardest would be knowing we chose our own will instead.
My own experience is that 'all things are possible with Him, and in essence, what we might have thought would be too difficult, actually becomes a huge blessing we never dreamed was in our future. Jesus taught that the Kingdom of God is within, and his very Life was a demonstration of that. He did not begin Christianity as a religion, mankind did. How the mighty in this are falling now HFN. Can you imagine Jesus dripping in their gold as an example to his flock?
Hell? Hell-fire - the 'burning' question - to be so cut off from... the opposite of the term 'heaven -ly'... the paradise, the ultimate best, in which case again one is given free will to choose. Everything Jesus taught, lived for and died for, was for the sake of humanity already gone wrong... if... we/anyone can only believe him! Thus 'save the world' from mankind's own hell. It surely needs no pointing out today that hell exists. If this were not the case, we would have no need to overcome.
How easy it is to talk when even in todays world, the hell of the children scream out for help... from mankind! How more simple can I try and explain? And where has even the wealth of Rome gone, that it cannot help nor save them? Rather they serve themselves while between now and history, we see mass adulation for a supposed to be Christian Faith gone wrong.
What I meant also was many of the Faith don't like that verse... nor see this aspect in their own tests.
K J B (Cambridge Ed.)
I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things
Take Care Sister No apology required... Thank you too for caring to share.
I understand your Faith more than is granted me by many, as \I do not preach nor Bible punch, but simply share.