Monday, September 12, 2011

thoughts again

well today I've been wondering where in the Bible that Christians get the idea that we have to have a personal relationship with God. I've been searching and all I can find that Jesus said was in order to be saved was to believe in the One who sent Him and what he was saying. Yes I accept and believe what Jesus did for us on the cross and what He taught. But I wonder what does all of this have to do with in order to get to Heaven u have to have a "personal relationship?" I know he also said that we must be born again. but do we truly know what he meant by that? the Greek word gennao which means to become the father of; to bear, give birth to; to be conceived, born: begat, born, begotten, bare, bear, brought forth, conceived, delivered, gendereth, gender, made, sprang. The Greek word anothen which means from above; from the beginning; again, anew;- from above, again, top, from beginning, from the very first. These words are used when Jesus says, "Ye must be born again." so given these definitions what is Jesus really trying to say here? Just because we accept something doesn't mean we have to have a personal relationship with it. It seems like the more that I think about God, the Bible and trying to figure out what the Truth is, the more confused I get. I know Jesus said seek and ye shall find and I'm seeking for God and I want to find and know Him. but I can't seem to find Him. I feel so lost. Well anyways these are just thoughts rolling through my head today.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

thoughts

I've been thinking a lot lately on how can a Christian soldier justify being in the Army or Military knowing that they will mostly likely kill someone who may not know about God. Doesn't Jesus himself say to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute and despite fully use us? How is killing someone loving our enemies or praying for them? How is that showing Christ's example and character to the world? Jesus could have called a legion of angels to kill those that hung Him on the cross, but instead He chose to forgive them. Shouldn't that be how we as Christians should be towards the terrorists? how can we as Christians who say we value life when we are supporting the war knowing full well that thousands of people are going to hell without knowing the love of God because they were not given a chance. How can we as Christians sleep at night?