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in your best words, please describe what a 'relationship with God is'

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User Info: DarkContractor

DarkContractor
3 years ago#1
Thanks

User Info: Iamvegito

Iamvegito
3 years ago#2
Hope that the God of Promise will see those promises fulfilled.
"A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you'll know the debt is paid."

User Info: WhereDidItGo

WhereDidItGo
3 years ago#3
"Love God, serve God: everything is in that." -- St. Clare of Assisi

Not my own words, but some of the best I think.
"The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason." - G.K. Chesterton

User Info: GuideToTheDark

GuideToTheDark
3 years ago#4
There are lots of relationship types. I have a very casual but familiar relationship with the gnome on my neighbor's lawn.
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User Info: Polish_Crusader

Polish_Crusader
3 years ago#5
There are many avenues to answer this question with: communication, work/reward aspect, trust in gods word, etc.

Im gonna focus on communication:

To me, any relationship revolves around communication. Whether it be romantic (bf/gf), familial (mom/dad), or friendly (best friend), without communication the relationship will fail. This even goes into the divine relationship (God). The Lord says ask and we shall receive, knock and the door will be opened. God cannot grant us what we dont ask. It doesnt mean he gives us everything we ask, God is not a genie. I talk to God practically everyday. I talk about Girl issues, issues i have with stuff in the bible, with other christians, issues with finances, with my health problems. God hears them all when i pray correctly. He doesnt always give the answer i want, or when i want it. But I always get something.

When ever coming across the subject of relationship with God, ask yourself: "What am i communicating to God"?
"Being a Christian isn't for sissies.It takes a real man to live for God If you really want to live right these days, you gotta be tough."-Johnny Cash

User Info: JonWood007

JonWood007
3 years ago#6
^^When I was a Christian, I used to see the world very similarly to Polish. But somewhere along the way, the communication broke down. And then I found there are mountains of evidence suggesting that the communication was not real, but all in my head. And now I doubt that I had any real communication at all, but that I was talking to myself.
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User Info: Polish_Crusader

Polish_Crusader
3 years ago#7
You never considered, jon wood- that what you found as a "mountain of evidence" against God maybe all in your head too...
"Being a Christian isn't for sissies.It takes a real man to live for God If you really want to live right these days, you gotta be tough."-Johnny Cash

User Info: DarkContractor

DarkContractor
3 years ago#8
Polish_Crusader posted...
You never consideresd jon wood- that what you found as a "mountain of evidence" against God maybe all in your head too...


Yes he has. He struggled with it for a longass time.

User Info: Faust_8

Faust_8
3 years ago#9
Polish_Crusader posted...
You never considered, jon wood- that what you found as a "mountain of evidence" against God maybe all in your head too...


Except the evidence he's talking about is probably logic and psychology and knowledge of human nature, which exists outside his head.

Whereas whatever you're doing...can it even be shown to exist outside of your mind? Do you know these thoughts you have ever leave your consciousness? Know for a FACT, not just a feeling? Because "oh I'm sure, God talks to me" means that works with every other religion with other deities that other people claim to have talked to. We have to take anyone who's claimed to talk to Allah seriously. We have to take anyone who's claimed to talk to Krishna seriously. And so on, if it's all just a "feeling" that you're not talking to your own head.

I'm not saying Jon is proven to be right, just that your accusation doesn't make any sense unless all of Jon's evidence was found by turning inward. If he went out and learned things he didn't know that cannot possibly be "all inside [his] head."

But I am saying that if one of you is guilty of something only being inside one's head, it HAS to be you.
I'm not against religion. I'm against all bad ideas, held for bad reasons, prompting bad behavior.

User Info: Polish_Crusader

Polish_Crusader
3 years ago#10
No, you are wrong. Because God has worked physically outside of my head with several miracles that i requested. So your assumption is wrong again, faust.
"Being a Christian isn't for sissies.It takes a real man to live for God If you really want to live right these days, you gotta be tough."-Johnny Cash
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