faith

4 Jul 2017

Having Faith Versus Seeking Truth

Submitted by Stephen Winters

Accepting the "Faith" of a religion is in many ways much simpler and easier that questioning the status quo to find out what is true.

Many religions have the "Statement of Faith" all written out. All you have to do is just agree to that statement and it is all done, neat and clean. Now, just every time your mind doubts and questions anything, just repeat, "Doubt your doubts, believe your beliefs". You never have to go beyond that.

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2 Nov 2012

Faith is a Journey

Submitted by Stephen Winters

I have seen and read the "Statement of Faith" of various churches and religious organizations which they seem to hold up as the undeniable and unbendable proof of their faith. It seems that they are saying that (their) faith is, or has been, a result of very precisely following the formula of "read the bible, pray, go to church, accept Christ as Saviour, etc." The path can be (at least in their minds) be very clearly traced along a specific religious path.

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27 Aug 2012

A Religious Skeptic

Submitted by Stephen Winters

As I write this in August 2012 I'm 61 years old, and I can truthfully say that I'm a religious/spiritual/faith skeptic. For example, when you want to claim some religious doctorine (or any other opinion) I would say, prove it to me here in front of my face, where I can see it with my own eyes, touch handle and hold it with my own hands, disect it and examine it. (1 John 1:1) Do it slowly so that I can watch each step closely, explain it to me so that I can understand the process for myself.

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2 Dec 2011

Faith & "Satan"

Submitted by Stephen Winters

Adult behavior is taking on the challenges of life and working through them through to completion ... Adults are constantly working through many challenges at one time

Immature behavior is only doing what is required.

 

 

To say that this earth is anything except how God planned it to be is to say that God is not in control, that God is not God.

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