I recently heard someone who is close to me say, "God is selfish. It's all about him." In a very real sense this is true. For example, if we met a human whose main thought was having everything to be about him, and if he sought glory for himself, we'd call that a very selfish man. However, we attribute those same motives to God. We say, "It's all about God!" I repeatedly hear Christians talk about God seeking his own glory. If we were to attribute those exact same set of attributes that we attribute to God to a human, we'd say that human is very egotistical.
What we think that we believe (our perceptions) will guide our actions, and those actions will affect reality. For example, let's say that someone believes that his highest calling is to preach to the unsaved and try to win souls at all costs. He sees the world full of unsaved people who are going to hell. He believes that the bible is the word of God and that if he quotes enough scripture to people that it will penetrate their heart. .. Consequently whenever he has a chance he strikes up a conversation with anyone he can.
When I was young I looked upon life as divided into two parts, the spiritual part and the secular part.
Nowadays I don't see a separation, all of our life is one. What matters is how we live our lives in all circumstances.
Just because a writing mentions another writing doesn't make the first writing to be the second writing. For instance, if I were to write a letter telling how valuable the Rodale cookbook is, that doesn't make my letter into the Rodale Cookbook. Here's another example. If I write an essay about the history of America, and if I quote Poor Richard's Almanac, my essay would not become the Poor Richard's Almanac. The fact that a written document quotes or mentions a fact or an item doesn't make that document to
As I was walking today I got to thinking about all that God has been teaching me over the past few years. Much of it doesn't agree with "traditional" christianity.