It's known as the scientific method, described in the video that Caroljeen provided the other day as the "Mother of all hypothesis" op.I.e., you think you know the Truth because you assume it is true (act on it).
Yep.As I've been told countless times, it's not their job to convince.
It's their job to merely say the words.
Of course. But the amount of effort that I'm going to put in to find out the truth is roughly proportional to how likely I think it is that putting in that amount of effort will get me the truth, along with how important that truth is to me.Do you actually want to know the truth?
If you actually want to know the truth, then do what Jesus said.Of course.
sounds like you're actually trying to make the truth fit your preconceptions and not just letting it do what he says.But the amount of effort that I'm going to put in to find out the truth is roughly proportional to how likely I think it is that putting in that amount of effort will get me the truth, along with how important that truth is to me.
I've never actually had anyone tell me that one.If someone tells me I can eventually find out the truth about UFOs being aliens visiting us, by sitting on a mountaintop on the night of a new moon every month, I'm going to decide that it's not worth the effort, no matter how nice it would be to know if UFOs really are aliens visiting us.
I'm not into aliens. I suppose if you really want that, you'll never find it here. You'll have to go climb that mountain and wait.And this is the case even if they tell me that they've been in touch with the aliens, and that's how the aliens said I could contact them.
So God made himself known to you....... and you didn’t know it?If you actually want to know the truth, then do what Jesus said.
i did and it took longer for me to realize what I was experiencing than it did for God to respond and make himself known to me.
For the length of time that the awareness that something was happening which I'd never experienced before.... so.... 5-10 seconds, maybe....So God made himself known to you....... and you didn’t know it?
So, it didn't happen fast enough for you?Welcome to my world.
Thanks for your faith-based opinions, but you give none of us any reason to believe they represent objective reality.Hell is dark, 1 John 1:5, God is light.
There's only death in hell because God is life, John 1:4
There's only hatred in hell because 1 John 4:16 says God is love.
There's no mercy in hell because Psalm 36:5 says God's mercies are in the heavens
There's no strength in hell because Psalm 18:32 says God gives us strength.
There's no water in hell because Deuteronomy 11:11 says water is the rain of heaven.
There's no peace in hell because Isaiah 9:6 says God is the prince of peace.
There's no understanding, wisdom or knowledge in hell because God gives all three, Proverbs 2:6, Ecclesiastes 2:26, Daniel 2:21.
There's no joy in hell because God gives joy. Ecclesiastes 2:26, Galatians 5:22.
There is no satisfaction in hell because God gives all to enjoy, and be satisfied with. Joel 2:19, 26
There is no comfort in hell because God is comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:3-7.
There are none of the things that make life worthwhile, because God gives all, Acts 14:17.
There is no encouragement in hell because God is the God of encouragement, Romans 15:5
There is no hope in hell because God gives us hope through the scriptures. Romans 15:4.
So, if God removes himself from the situation, all the good goes with him.
You can't have the good without God.
You can't separate the two.
So, if you're the person who says- "I don't want anything to do with God,"
There's a place prepared that has nothing to do with him.
It's known as hell and later, the lake of fire.
Neither God, nor we who follow Jesus want you to spend your eternity there. It's why Jesus came.
As it's written,
Joh 3:16-17 WEB 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only born Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God didn’t send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him.
Please. Come follow Jesus.
Everything that pertains to life and godliness are with God.
It's described as paradise because in God, Everything that makes life worthwhile, enjoyable, satisfying, God is and gives.
Documented facts.Thanks for your faith-based opinions, but you give none of us any reason to believe they represent objective reality.
Thank you for your faith-based opinion for which you give me no reason to believe it represents any objective reality.My "eternity" is non-existent.
Everything I claimed above is true... look it up. Look up the descriptions.
Which is what, exactly?If you actually want to know the truth, then do what Jesus said.
So you decided it was God.i did and it took longer for me to realize what I was experiencing than it did for God to respond and make himself known to me.
If you say so. I don't recall ever seeing anything you've ever actually provided.Everything I claimed above is true...
You'll help your claims by providing resources, terms, names, of those who you claim proved it for you without you ever corroborating anything.look it up. Look up the descriptions.
actually, i have exactly what Jesus says i would be given by Him.The funny thing is that you think you have some kind of unique tiger by the tail with any of Christianity’s concepts and claims, especially the commonly held cultural beliefs in heaven and hell that existed MANY centuries before Christianity.
well. Considering that YHVH created humans in his own likeness and image, and receives everyone who calls on his name, and Jesus is God, who came to earth as a human, and described the truth, while demonstrating himself, it's good to see that you've paid attention to the simplest content.It’s a complete human based ideological and cultural rip-off, not even close to a revelation of YHVH.
I'm still waiting for you to provide proof of this claim of yours.You just don’t know enough about the origin of your cult to make any of the assessments you do about it. You don’t understand it at all.
Read the Bible and you'll learn.Which is what, exactly?
Actually, I did further research.So you decided it was God.
It matched the biblical description.What was it about this experience that showed you it was from God?
It's interesting when you're not helpful. It says a lot.Read the Bible and you'll learn.
For clarity, can you say what the "it" was that matched the biblical description?Actually, I did further research.
It matched the biblical description.
It's very helpful.It's interesting when you're not helpful. It says a lot.
I already have.For clarity, can you say what the "it" was that matched the biblical description?
And yet here I am asking questions that one would think that if you had and gave the answers, would help show that what you say is true.It's very helpful.
You've repeatedly stated that you are not actually interested in knowing the truth, so until you make the effort to learn the truth for yourself, you'll remain in the same position.
So let's take the first, how did Yahweh appear to you? Did he physically say those words?Like 1000 times.
Jer 31:3 WEB Yahweh appeared of old to me, saying, “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love. Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness.
Jer 33:3 WEB ‘Call to me, and I will answer you, and will show you great and difficult things, which you don’t know.’
Joh 3:16 WEB For God so loved the world, that he gave his only born Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
1Jn 4:19 WEB We love him, because he first loved us.
Psa 147:11 WEB Yahweh takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his loving kindness.
Yet you continue to refuse to actually do anything.And yet here I am asking questions that one would think that if you had and gave the answers, would help show that what you say is true.
Yes you have. Absolutely nothing.I already have.
presence.So let's take the first, how did Yahweh appear to you?
Not to me. He said them to the people who wrote them down for us to have.Did he physically say those words?