In the middle of the night I was laying in bed and had these thoughts running around in my head. I as unable to sleep and was keeping my wife awake by my being awake. I finally got up and went to my computer and started writing. I basically had this one question, "What does it mean to love God?" How can we love God, who is Love Himself? This is what came out as I wrote.......
In trying to plan a new type of project at work I had asked for advice from other professionals. On of the responses was "Ask the Holy Spirit to show you..... He is the best teacher." The person was kind and considerate in her response and meant well. But her response got me to thinking. What is meant by that response?
Does that mean that:
I mainly started this website to have a place where I could think out my ideas, to explore what do I believe about various subjects. A large part of this process has been my trying to untangle myself from various erroneous religious ideas and beliefs. I would suppose that many young people have went through a growing up and thinking out who they are at a much younger age than me. In my writings (perhaps necessarily) on this website I've written a fair amount against religiosity and man-made religion and false beliefs about the Bible.
Lately I've been thinking that if God is holy and just, and He is truly loving, then his way of salvation would be to bring all mankind into his will. What glory would God get to have a large number of his creation go to"hell"? This would mean that God had failed in his creation of mankind.
I've read some writers who said that God is sinless, holy, and just...
Today I began to think about Jesus as an idol and I began to do a Google search to see what others have said about this. Among others I found an article titled "Smashing the Jesus Idol of Churchianity"
As I thought about it more I began to realize that idol worship is anything that takes us away from living the life of service that God intended us to live.