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    Quote Originally Posted by not_nadine View Post
    I was always afraid of Carrie's Mother.
    I think it's Ayko's sister

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    I'm sure this will open a huge can of worms. My knowledge of God comes from Scripture. There is a lot more that could be said, but here's the basics.

    There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections. God is all powerful and all knowing; and His perfect knowledge extends to all things, past, present, and future, including the future decisions of His free creatures. To Him we owe the highest love, reverence, and obedience. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

    God the Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving, and all wise. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ. He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men.
    Genesis 1:1; 2:7; Exodus 3:14; 6:2-3; 15:11ff.; 20:1ff.; Leviticus 22:2; Deuteronomy 6:4; 32:6; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Psalm 19:1-3; Isaiah 43:3,15; 64:8; Jeremiah 10:10; 17:13; Matthew 6:9ff.; 7:11; 23:9; 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; John 4:24; 5:26; 14:6-13; 17:1-8; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15; 1 Corinthians 8:6; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 4:6; Colossians 1:15; 1 Timothy 1:17; Hebrews 11:6; 12:9; 1 Peter 1:17; 1 John 5:7.

    God the Son: Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator, fully God, fully man, in whose Person is effected the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers as the living and ever present Lord.
    Genesis 18:1ff.; Psalms 2:7ff.; 110:1ff.; Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 11:27; 14:33; 16:16,27; 17:5; 27; 28:1-6,19; Mark 1:1; 3:11; Luke 1:35; 4:41; 22:70; 24:46; John 1:1-18,29; 10:30,38; 11:25-27; 12:44-50; 14:7-11; 16:15-16,28; 17:1-5, 21-22; 20:1-20,28; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; 9:4-5,20; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 5:6-21; 8:1-3,34; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 2:2; 8:6; 15:1-8,24-28; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; 8:9; Galatians 4:4-5; Ephesians 1:20; 3:11; 4:7-10; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:13-22; 2:9; 1 Thessalonians 4:14-18; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16; Titus 2:13-14; Hebrews 1:1-3; 4:14-15; 7:14-28; 9:12-15,24-28; 12:2; 13:8; 1 Peter 2:21-25; 3:22; 1 John 1:7-9; 3:2; 4:14-15; 5:9; 2 John 7-9; Revelation 1:13-16; 5:9-14; 12:10-11; 13:8; 19:16.

    God the Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment. He calls men to the Saviour, and effects regeneration. At the moment of regeneration He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
    Genesis 1:2; Judges 14:6; Job 26:13; Psalms 51:11; 139:7ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Matthew 1:18; 3:16; 4:1; 12:28-32; 28:19; Mark 1:10,12; Luke 1:35; 4:1,18-19; 11:13; 12:12; 24:49; John 4:24; 14:16-17,26; 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4,38; 4:31; 5:3; 6:3; 7:55; 8:17,39; 10:44; 13:2; 15:28; 16:6; 19:1-6; Romans 8:9-11,14-16,26-27; 1 Corinthians 2:10-14; 3:16; 12:3-11,13; Galatians 4:6; Ephesians 1:13-14; 4:30; 5:18; 1 Thessalonians 5:19; 1 Timothy 3:16; 4:1; 2 Timothy 1:14; 3:16; Hebrews 9:8,14; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 John 4:13; 5:6-7; Revelation 1:10; 22:17.

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    Default Re: what is god to you?

    Did you just copy a bunch of bible quotes? That's it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by not_nadine View Post
    Did you just copy a bunch of bible quotes? That's it?
    I feel the post makes perfect sense in relation to the thread's question. They explained their knowledge of God comes from scripture, and provided examples that seem to demonstrate/represent what God is to them.

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    Those are source citations - where the ideas are found, that way people will know they are not just ideas from me (although I obviously believe them or I wouldn't have said them.) They are not direct quotes.

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    I would simply add to my previous comment that I have experienced the living God through and in the Bible. That is ultimately why I believe it (though certainly not the only reason). Why is it any better if it comes from myself or from anyone else?

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    I just it would have been better to hear it in your own words, hence the title.

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    hmmm..seems to me the first part of each...the paragraphical part...of wildcats answer kinda did indicate how he/she feels...in a sort of dry, nonrelevatory way

    the second part seemed like footnotes to back up the thoughts/feelings...

    'course...with a name like 'wildcat'... i probably am just feeling all sort of protective...wildcats are big in my state, too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildcat View Post
    I would simply add to my previous comment that I have experienced the living God through and in the Bible. That is ultimately why I believe it (though certainly not the only reason). Why is it any better if it comes from myself or from anyone else?
    It is always interesting to me how many people experience something vicariously through books. I am not being sarcastic or snide here, merely academic. Books are an entirely internal medium which engage the "mind's eye" and against which we have very few defenses. This is because we, ourselves, allow our imaginations and personal experience (i.e. context) to fill in any gaps and provide all the fine details. In short, failures in logic, omissions, contradictions in terms, and all other manner of problems simply vanish because of our own sense of story and the cleverness of the human brain. It hates a void and thus it doesn't allow one, filling in anything and everything needed to make it perfect (at least as far as that individual reader is concerned).

    If I were to have to sum up your words based on the title of this thread, I would have to surmise that "God is a really good book." Clearly, that can't be what you mean. Like some of the others commented, it would be nice to hear it in your own words. This would indicate to us that you are doing more than parrot what you read, that there is an interactive flow of information, that critical thinking skills are being applied. People respect those that can do more than repeat or quote. What you are doing is the religious version of just giving someone a link to your favorite website when they ask you a question. It comes off as lazy and more than a little insincere (even if you are entirely sincere).

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    I like the idea of a god, and I can understand the comfort the idea would provide.

    It just doesn't make any damned sense to me, so I don't believe in one.

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