Of God and Heaven.
August 30, 2009 5:49pm CST
I know that there are a great many differing opinions out there when it comes to God and Heaven, even among Christians, while the Muslims and others may have different views again. My question is how do you see God, do some Christians see God as Jesus Christ? Since there are no pictures or paintings of Christ, you must remember that you are seeing what someone else imagined. Is God a Man of Flesh and Blood? I know the Mormons believe this but I don't know about others. Can we see God at all or do we just see a light? Is God male, female or both? Is God a being at all, or just a universal mind or consciousness of which we all may or may not be a part? What about heaven, is it an actual place with streets of gold where the redeemed will live forever and ever, or is it a state of consciousness? I look forward to your opinion.
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• United States
30 Aug 09
I think that God is considered a being above all being that he is not just male or female. Its been stated several different times in the bible that Jesus was a human of God, the holy spirit is of God. I just think that there is a being out there that is all powerfull. Can change and mold the universe to how he wants it done. If there is someone he wants to be powerful he will allow it to happen. I also believe that we create our own future. He may have an all knowing but he doesn't know what we are going to do until it happens. i think Christ was able to do what he done while he was on this earth because he was God in human Form. I think he was male when he was on earth and then emerged again as a being when he arose. I think the fact that we can miracles happen every day is a pure sign that there is a higher being out there watching over us. There are evils, spirits that are neither good spirits nor bad spirits. There are things that I have seen in the past 7 or 8 years or so. I lived in a house that had evil spirits in it and when I had the chance to move I moved or I should say God allowed to move to where we are now. I have heard God speak to me and I have felt God. Even in the smallest of places. Whether he is in spirit before he came and became human, he is spirit now atleast that is what I believe. I think God lets us see what we ourselves ask of him. If we ask him to let us see the future or feel spirits or know spirits exist through experience. Personally, I have found that if I Ask God to show me something he usually does. i was in a bar the other night and a guy came up to me and started talking then he started in saying he needed this ride to go plum across town and he also gave this story about his girl being in prison and that he hadn't none in two months and that he had to go to his mom's across town to get more money. i wasn't buying it. He laid his hands on me and I had a preminition without seeing anything. I felt something that I had never felt before. That just told me that it wasn't a good thing. I've asked God to just give me enough to know if it would be right for me or not. And that's what he did. So, i know when I ask it might not be on time but he's give me an answer.
• United States
31 Aug 09
What I can believe is that God is a universal energy of which all is made, we become more aware of this as we turn our minds towards it. Heaven is a state of mind available to all but it takes work to obtain it. As we turn our minds toward spiritual things heaven will become more and more possible. I do believe that we can contact energies that will aid us on this journey.
• United States
31 Aug 09
god is not flesh and blood. He was at one point- Jesus- but now he s an omnipotent, omnipresent being I guess you would say. But really how I see God is the way His word describes him. God is Love! Think about it. The ultimate romance is the love that only God can have for us- His creation. I know a lot of my response are very God-laced we could say, but this is how I am- if you don't like it then just get over it. I'm through hiding my beliefs out of fear of someone being offended. That's just how I am. Blunt and forward with everything. So God Bless.
31 Aug 09
God as an entity is beyond the imagination of human mind. God is not dependent on any form, shape or any of the five elements essential for life. God is not even dependent on a name. it is our inability to imagine his vastness that we tend to associate God with an identity we can recognize. it is God's greatness and kindness that he preached and showed us the right way in a manner that we understand through his messengers throughout time. there are indications across various texts that even those messengers had not seen God, they heard or sensed God. although none of God's messengers claimed to be God, we consider them as being closest to God and hence our only path to God. so consciously or sub-consciously we pray to them to show us the path to 'Light'
31 Aug 09
I have no faith in heaven or hell, I have faith only in human deeds – good or evil which ultimately shapes society and the way we live. I see God only as a presence to harness strength in times of need, to get peace in times of distress and to explain many inexplicable happenings in my life which were either welcome or unwelcome. Even while I am trying to get that strength or peace, there is no image for me, no particular prayer for me. its kind of weird that I can even look up at the sky with the floating clouds and just imagine myself being in communication with God…its strange explaining but the communication is akin to a deep sonorous heartbeat inside me…its like I am being connected to something up there (maybe my upbringing makes me feel initially that the connection should come from the heavens) and later that resonance comes from all around me. for me to strike that communication, I must be in the open and amidst nature…I have never got this feeling while at home or in front of any pictures or scriptures. I am sure you don’t understand and English being a foreign tongue to me, I am naturally handicapped to explain but I know its there. I have never seen any light, I have only felt as of now.
31 Aug 09
Hi sudiptacallingu, Thank you for your comment and I think that you do a very good job of explaining. I am continually seeking, always asking but only know what I feel within me. Yet, that is enough for me to know that there is something more than we can comprehend with the five senses. That this is not my home, has never been, is something I've known since I was a child. Words alone are not enough to explain how I feel. Blessings.
31 Aug 09
I believe in life, when I am happy I am in heaven and I thank life for everything it has given me, Life is either a daring adventure or nothing so I have learnt how to make this life of mine a wonderful one with wonderful people around. When there is happiness we are in heaven and I just thank life for this.
31 Aug 09
Yeah, I get this doubt too..how could we believe in something we do not see?. All the beliefs are all pass through the word of mouth of the people whom they recounts that they see God and many beliefs without even asking many questions. But, one things I appreciate about any religion you belong, one things is for sure they believe in one God and that is the important things that matter someone more than a superhuman have created this wonderful earth and all the living things and it is called God.
• United States
31 Aug 09
Hello Pose, this is a very good question, since it is a matter of fact that there is so many different opinions about the God and the Heaven. Just few Hours I was reading in the Gospel of Barnabas, and while I was reading what did Jesus PBUH said to His Disciples about the God when He was asked, I found no better answer to your Question other than referring to the answer by Jesus in the Gospel of Barnabas. Chapter 17 [b][i]When Jesus had said this, Philip answered: 'We are content to serve God, but we desire, however, to know God, for Isaiah the prophet said: "Verily thou art a hidden God," and God said to Moses his servant: "I am that which I am." Jesus answered: 'Philip, God is a good without which there is naught good; God is a being without which there is naught that is; God is a life without which there is naught that liveth; so great that he filleth all and is everywhere. He alone hath no equal. He hath had no beginning, nor will he ever have an end, but to everything hath he given a beginning, and to everything shall he give an end. He hath no father nor mother; he hath no sons. nor brethren. nor companions. And because God hath no body, therefore he eateth not, sleepeth not, dieth not, walketh not, moveth not, but abideth eternally without human similitude, for that he is incorporeal, uncompounded, immaterial, of the most simple substance. He is so good that he loveth goodness only; he is so just that when he punisheth or pardoneth it cannot be gainsaid. In short, I say unto thee, Philip, that here on earth thou canst not see him nor know him perfectly; but in his kingdom thou shalt see him for ever: wherein consisteth all our happiness and glory.' Philip answered: 'Master, what sayest thou? It is surely written in Isaiah that God is our father; how, then, hath he no sons? Jesus answered: There are written in the prophets many parables, wherefore thou oughtest not to attend to the letter, but to the sense.[/i] [/b] even in the Bible, Jesus PBUH never claimed being a God, and Jesus PBUH never called Jesus to worship him, but rather He Called them to worship the God alone. Jesus made it clear that he is not God [ Mark 10:18 ] And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. [ John 5:30 ] [i]I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. [/i] [ John 8:28 ] [i]Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things [/i] [ John 14:28 ] ...The Father is greater than I [ Matthew 24:36 ] [i]But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. [/i] talking about God as the Father doesn't mean that Jesus is the son of God, because God have sons with tons in the bible and because Jesus PBUH said: [ John 20:17 ] Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God. this is clearly mean that God is the father of All, needless to say that God doesn't need a God. as for the Heaven, I think I have responded to your previous discussion about the heaven. and this is a link to the Gospel of Barnabas http://www.barnabas.net/chapter_index.htm the Gospel of Barnabas is my Number 1 source when I want to read about Jesus PBUH. I firmly believe that if someone didn't read that Gospel, then he missed reading about Jesus and His real teachings. Best Regards