Why is believing important to God????

@bird123 (10526)
United States
April 2, 2010 9:01pm CST
We have all been taught by religions from childhood that we must believe in God. To not believe in God gets you a trip to hell according to holy books. Some religious believers think nonbelievers should be killed. Is it really important to God that you believe???? A being capable of creating universes has got to be very smart. If God wanted you to know, He could just appear or say a few words to you. God is not doing this on a large scale. Maybe it's some kind of game God is playing. This is not true because if you look around, everything is cut and dry so to speak. Everything adds up. The physics of this world add up completely. The people factor does as well if you understand. If believing is a game, it's the only one being played. This evidence shows that believing isn't an issue with God. Why does everyone say it's important?? For religion to exist, they must have followers. If you don't believe what they preach, will you follow?? Religions must make believing have great value. Convincing people of this will not only guaranty followers but loyal ones who will not stray. All knowledge surrounds us, even true knowledge about God. Wisdom will come for those on that path to discovery. There are many forks in the road where you can stray,for people love to control and rule. Are you wise enough to walk the right path, a road I feel easier recognized by standing on your own two feet and being open to the possibilities.There is always something new to discover. God is vast.
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17 responses
• India
4 Apr 10
Believing in God is important because belief is a kind of conviction. First he allows you to build your conviction, then he breaks it to see if you loose faith. If you do then he convicts you. If you do not have faith in him He would never be able to convict you.
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
4 Apr 10
Perhaps the purpose is not to break your conviction or convict you but to point to you that we should search for truth rather than rely on beliefs of any kind from any source. We should strive to KNOW and Understand. Search for the real facts!!God will always add up! If it doesn't, it isn't God or you just do not understand yet! Thanks for all your comments!!
• India
4 Apr 10
Not all the seed sown are from God, enemy of God too has sown some. Read the parable at Matthew 13:24-30. They too profess their allegiance to God. Those who are of God their faith remains unshaken. Only the ones who belong to enemy of God; those God would convict.
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
4 Apr 10
You can blame demons and things that go bump in the night for all the problems. People commit evil acts because they do not understand. Example: could you ever rape if you have been raped before??? If you answer yes, I sadly would realize that you have hard lessons to learn.God doesn't condemn and convict. God sends lessons.No child will be left behind. Your religion is trying to convince you to value faith so you will never leave them. A person might struggle with understanding,but there are no demons out to get you. Thanks for your comments!!
• India
3 Apr 10
Hello, Belief is everything. Every human relationship is standing on a belief. We believe and assume things in order to keep our relationship in a healthy condition. I don't know about hell or heaven. I have never been in either of those places. But I know one thing for sure, and that is that heaven and hell can be two different states of your mind. When you are being beaten by your conscience, you are surely going through hell. I said, 'Going through' as this phase also passes. When you are feeling pure and strong, that is when I call you are in hell. The belief in God doesn't work like those things that we usually deal with in elementary physics class. Science of matter and science of spirit work in completely different ways. In science of matter you look for evidence to support a certain theory. When you have it, you start believing in it and theorizing it. Now, science of religion or faith works rather in the opposite way. Here, you can't feel anything, can't prove anything until you believe. Why should we prove it? To increase our faith of course. To whom should do we need to prove it? Certainly to ourselves. Believing is not an issue with God, and so isn't murder, rape and extortion. God is everywhere but yet detached and indifferent. He is the wisest, yet he is beyond all wisdom. Most serious and important of discoveries is the self-discovery. What comes after this self-discovery? A true faith, and indestructible belief. Once this belief is achieved, there is no more responsibilities or obligations. A man becomes totally free and elevated from the rest of us. God bless you
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
3 Apr 10
This is where we really disagree.Believing is nothing except maybe a direction to search for the truth. God and science work in the same way--discovery of truth. Beliefs are no more than a patch when the real truth is unknown.I wish for the day when no beliefs are necessary. We are all at different levels of understanding God. If you think God is detached and indifferent, you don't know God and what is really going on with this world. Never ever think you have no more responsibilities, for everything you do in life will come back to you in time.You will understand what your choices and actions mean. Thanks for stopping by with your comments!!
• India
4 Apr 10
Human relationship is entirely different from divine relationships. When I say detached and indifferent I don't mean that God is a completely separate entity. What you know is true. But you can't say that what I believe is false. I know God in my way, and you know in your way. We have complete liberty in doing that. The paths may look different but our aim is the same. If there is any flaw, God will let me know about it. There are certain things that entirely depends on belief rather than proof. In those cases if you seek for the truth you will merely confound the proposition. There are so many real life examples that it would be a foolery to deny this. Even truth needs faith to establish itself. Thanks
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
4 Apr 10
What things depend entirely on beliefs?????Sure beliefs are needed to patch the gap of missing facts. Beliefs would be useless when the true knowledge is known. So many beliefs are based of a feeling.If you let your feelings run your life instead of reason,you might one day get lost is a sea of emotions.It's never fun to be lost.Beliefs might get me pointed to the possibilities but facts will reveal the truth.Everything must be questioned, even long held beliefs. The real truth will never change. You have to ask yourself. Do you want to just feel good with your beliefs or do you want the truth regardless of what it looks like?? Thanks for your comments!!
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
8 Apr 10
Because believing in God will lead us to do the best thing because He see what we have done. And will give us some great rewards if we do the good things.
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
9 Apr 10
Wouldn't it be so much better to know God rather than just believe????
@ifa225 (11098)
• Indonesia
9 Apr 10
believe is the basic to know Him. If we can't believe that he does exist, how can we know anything about Him?
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
10 Apr 10
Belief is the start of the journey to discovery. It is not the end. Actions speak louder than words. Look around you and see the actions of God.Can you understand the intelligence behind it all?? When you can, look closer for there is always more to see.
@1anurag1 (3580)
• India
3 Apr 10
there is a reason. i think believe in god just teach you to do good only and be far from bad. believe in god does not mean to worship every time and then do many sins. i think believing in god is to follow those rules which are defined by god to be a good human. and when you really believe you follow them. and then only you could go to the heaven.
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
I totally agree with you.
• India
3 Apr 10
bilive in god is trust on him self, belive in god is positive-confidence on him self.
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
3 Apr 10
Does believing teach you to do good Or is it the threat of hell?? Do threats really make one learn?? Isn't it the consequences that teach us what our choices mean? When it returns to us, we see how the other guy feels.Holy books put God in a nice package. I have to rely on God rather than the words written by man regardless of who claims their book comes from God. Search for God, Himself and not second hand information.
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
3 Apr 10
We believe that people are inherently going to hell, regardless of God. This is because people are inherently evil. We lie. We cheat. We steal. We hurt people with our words. We treat others badly. Therefore, since God is good, he must therefore be separate from evil. There is only one place that God is not. That place is known as hell. Therefore unless we fix that problem of evil, God must send us to the one place he isn't. Hell. It's not his choice. He can't not send evil away from himself. To do that would be to make himself evil. You ask that God appear, and say some stuff. Well, he did. That's what the Bible is. God's word to man. God also appeared in the form of Jesus Christ, yet men refused him too. So saying that God could just appear and say a few words, is pointless. He already did it, and still people refuse to believe. God does say that believing is important. I wager that He said that because it's important to him. Why would God say something is important, if it is not?
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
3 Apr 10
We all choose what we see in life. You can choose to see doom and gloom and evil in everything OR you can see the good in people. I see people as inherently good.Look again around you. Don't you see??? Those who choose evil only do so because they really do not understand what it is.You say God appeared and said stuff for the bible.Talking to individuals and everyone would be no greater a task.Next, you are depending on others for your truth.Is that what you choose??? I have to KNOW for myself.Someone's beliefs will only get me searching for the real truth. I wouldn't count on any holy book being the word of God.Everybody wants to rule the world. Man has his hand deep into religion.My word of God will not come from any book. It will come from God Himself!!!!! Thanks for all your comments!!
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
4 Apr 10
Really? So you have never lied? Never stolen or taken anything at all that was not yours? You've never lusted after someone you were not married to? Never hurt anyone with the things you've said, on purpose? Never envious of someone who had it better than you?
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
4 Apr 10
I must confess Mom. It really was me who got into that cookie jar. I know you had no clue that I lied even with the chocolate all over my mouth. I always wondered why you were laughing so much when I told you it wasn't me.Oh,getting back to my comment. Sure people do have lessons and issues to deal with. That is part of the learning process of this world.Don't let religion corrupt your mind into seeing the whole world as evil. You should value and nurture goodness.People will learn from their mistakes. In time,everyone will learn that the only answer is unconditional love. You have mine. Thanks for your comments!!
@vandana7 (68975)
• India
3 Apr 10
Hi bird, I agree, we cant really imagine who are what god is, and how much he is capable of. I just know one thing. Believing in god comes naturally to me. There are many things that I feel surprised that I could do - convincing people logically that they were wrong for instance. I too was blinded by pain and rage. But coming up with logical explanations for why I felt that pain and anger while in those moments can only be possible with god's help. Many people who feel such emotions get lost in the emotions are not able to present their view at the right time. God prevented that in my case and I feel grateful to him. God indicated to me who is not to be trusted and who is. I feel grateful to him for that as well. I feel safer with him and more confident that he will be around for me if and when I need him. It doesnt matter which god he is, whether he is male or female, or simply something magical. I dont have to understand him - its like a parent who earns and pays my school fees. I dont need to know what he does in his office, how much he draws, and how much is remaining in his checking account. I am really ok with all gods. :)
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
3 Apr 10
You sound pretty content.I value knowing far above believing. That is probably how I arrived where I am today. With all that I know, I can see much left to learn. The intellect and knowledge is vast. Sometimes I feel I'm am learning too slowly for I am eager to learn all the secrets of the universe yet I realize things come at their time. You say believing comes naturally to you. Perhaps,knowing is in there as well. Keep walking on your path to discovery. Discovery is endless. Thanks for stopping by with your comments!! Oh, God is neither male nor female. Gender is a parameter of this physical world. I use He only because it is the most common reference.
@vandana7 (68975)
• India
3 Apr 10
Hi bird, yes, as of now - I am content with what god has done for me so far, and I am now more confident that he will be there with me in future as well, and that my faith has not been misplaced. :) Knowing is the foundation of believing isn't it? I think I have been through some situations that forced me to know. And once I came to know something - I believed. Is this where the journey stops? I dont think so. There will be more that I will be taught through the usual process, and more that will reinforce my faith. Or may be, god would decide this is all that this person can learn. I am ok with that.
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
3 Apr 10
God will never decide that is all a person can learn.In time, we will learn it all. Thanks for your comments!!
@setsuna26 (2410)
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
When we believe in God life is more meaningful.Our faith guides us in almost everything we do, like there are times that we are pretty much having a hard time with our lives but if we do believe in God the feeling is much more lighter,Even though we cant see him but just by feeling his presence makes us alot more peaceful and content with our lifes.Without a God in your life its impossible to achieve your goals in life, yes you may be successful but you wont be complete deep in your heart.
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
3 Apr 10
That means believing is important to people.
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
Even if we haven't see God but we believe that he exist because of our faith. I believe that there's God and I have faith in him. When I was a kid my mother always told us that if we are bad we are not going to heaven.
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
3 Apr 10
There is no question that God does exist. Believing isn't what God is all about!! Sure, believing might help people feel better in times of need but whether one believes in God or not will not change God or His actions.
• India
6 Apr 10
ya it is very important to believe on god.we cant say god doesent exist.he is here onle but we are not capable to see him.It is not necessary to see him you just have to fill him like wind.you cant see wind with open eyes but you fill it.just listen your mind and run your life.just do good KARMA you will get it once a day.
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
7 Apr 10
Is your contact a belief???? If so, don't you have further to travel?? Thanks for your comments!!
• India
3 Apr 10
it is important to believe in GOD. god creats this world from zero. to bild this world with infinety accuresy, only GOD can do this things...you are alive b'coz of GOD. this is depends on person, there are fue preson who are not believing on god
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
3 Apr 10
Isn't all knowledge meant to be discovered rather than just believed in??? God does want us just to believe. Thanks for your comments!!!
• United States
3 Apr 10
Religions are not new, they have been around since the beginning. Who is to say, really, that what your god wants is for you to believe in him? That strikes me as extremely Ego-manacle. I do not believe that any real god would fall into that category. But, in order to draw true faith from your god, you would have to believe in him. If you are not fully to Believe in your god, you are not truly sure of your religious beliefs.
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
3 Apr 10
I guess it comes down to what a person really wants. To have beliefs and religion OR to find God. To my surprise, I have found that few people really want to find God. Thanks for your comments!!
@p3ks626 (6550)
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
Believing in God or having faith in Him is a part of His gospel. Its very important to have faith in Him cause if we dont have faith in Him and in His teachings then it would be difficult for people to follow the things that He wants us to do. That is the first principle of the gospel, to have faith in Him. Once you have faith then it will be easy to repent of all the bad things that you did and continue believing that God has the power to take away our sins. Having faith in Him is the same as believing about the air that we breathe. Even if we dont see air, we know its there and we cant live without it. The same principles applies with God.
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
3 Apr 10
There are facts then there are beliefs. Facts are always true. Beliefs are not. Why should one rely on beliefs which may or may not be true. Shouldn't one search until the true facts are known? Shouldn't this be discovered by each of us. Holy books are all written by man. My word of God will come from God, Himself and not the books of man. THey have convinced you that believing is upmost important. Have they also taught you that you must go through them to get to God?? Do you really believe God's only contact with you is through holy books???? Hmmmm???? Thanks for your comments!!
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
If you don't believe in something, it means for you it does not exist. It's the same thing with God that's why it is important to believe. Religion is another thing.
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
3 Apr 10
Is that really true??? Yesterday, I didn't believe in you. Today, I don't have to believe in you because I know you exist??? If you do not believe in God, He will not exist in your mind unless you bump into Him. Why rely on beliefs???? God doesn't have to be mere belief.If you suspect any information is true, you search for the truth rather than rely on beliefs. Beliefs are not always true. Shouldn't we strive to KNOW????THanks for your comments!!
@gsnarayanan (1705)
• India
3 Apr 10
I want to make a different explanation of God. We know what is going on at present but can never know accurately what is going to happen at the next moment.We remember what happened in the past as a history. Although we know our selves ( That is what we think internally) we can not accurately know what is in others mind, however close they may be. All the living beings on the earth have the same limitations. This is the beauty of nature that make the time to role as a wheel with out revealing how it is going to role. We are all living with some hope that we will be better than at present in the future.In that process we experiment ourselves in so many ways. Some follow religion and some follow some other acceptable or unacceptable ways. What make us to do all such activities? It is not done by ourselves. What is going to happen that will certainly happen weather you do or not. By experiments , the man has become somewhat intelligent to know what is going on around us, in the universe. But still he can not change what is going to happen. But today we all know that there must be an activating device or source somewhere. We can say that this is God. This God has no beginning or end as far as we , the humans, can explain. It is beyond our capacity to explain the supernatural power. So there is no point in wasting our time to explore the 'GOD'. Let us try to believe what we can as a child trusts the Mother.This is what our forefathers might have found and tried to preach others , as a mother feeding a child. Let us go ahead as far as we can in any path that is comfortable. And our END is not in our hand. May be with the super natural power named 'GOD'
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
3 Apr 10
Why does one want to climb Mt Everest?????? BECAUSE IT'S THERE!!!! Why does man want to understand it all????? Because it's there. To say never explore or search for knowledge because we can never understand anyway,is just a desire to do nothing,stop growing. Sure, searching out knowledge and truth takes work but few things worthwhile come easy. In time we can all know and understand God along with all the secrets of the universe. This is never going to happen if we stand still. One must hunger for knowledge and truth. The more I discover about God; the more I see left to learn. Discovery is what life is all about. Thanks for your comments!!
@renifa12 (104)
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
if you ask for something you must believe that God will give it to you..just believe that there will be something happen to what you ask for..things will happen if you believe on it.
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
3 Apr 10
Interesting. If one doesn't believe in the first place they will get what they ask for, then they won't ask. Doesn't God know what you want anyway??? I think we do get what we want, whether we believe or not as long as it doesn't interfere with anyone's lessons. Thanks for your comments!!
@dhablue (122)
• Indonesia
3 Apr 10
We must believed for our GOD because we created by him and we must be pray it!
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
3 Apr 10
We were created by God. Believing and praying is not what God wants. God wants His children to learn, grow, and become wise. God's greatest moment is when the light bulb goes off over someone's head and they understand!! Thanks for your comments!!
@vine88 (1038)
• India
3 Apr 10
Hi, bird, I really like your name? bird means free to me... you are free..you can fly wherever you like...you don't need any visa and passport to travel to the world... no boundaries for you... that's why i think.. they have got real freedom... This kind of freedom is necessary to man. And i don't think we should believe what our parents believe, whether it is religion and God. I think believe is pure poison. We should search the truth. We are fee we should search and discover....Belief is very simple.. discover is hard...
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
3 Apr 10
AH YES!! THere is wisdom out there!!! Thanks for stopping by with your wisdom!!
• Philippines
3 Apr 10
believing in God made you complete! God is really good and he let us live here on Earth to experience the beauty that life has to offer! God is everything to me He always guide me in my study and in my whole life, God together with Jesus Christ will bring us to everlasting life, God is full of mercy to each one of us, He never stop sending blessing to all of us! Believing to God is a major achievement to everyone!
@bird123 (10526)
• United States
3 Apr 10
How has believing in God made me complete??? I am not one to believe blindly. When I was faced with the possibility that God exists, I had to search for the truth. God does exist and not as a belief.God can be found and not with holy books. Thanks for your comments!!