Black Spirituality Religion : It is inpossible for finite minds fully to comprehend the character or works of God

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  1. Auroraflower

    Auroraflower Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Manny ,especially those who are young in the christian life (believe) are at times troubled with the suggestions of skeptism. There are in the Bible many things wich they can not explain ,or even understand,and Satan emplays these to shake their faith in the scriptures as a revelation from God.They ask ""how shall i know the right way? if the bible is indeed the word of God,how can i be free fromall these doubts and perplexities?

    God never ask us to believe,without giving sufficient evidence upon wich to base our faith.His existance,his character,the truthfullness of his Word,are all established by testimony that appeals to our reason;and this testimony is abundant. Yet God has never removed the possibility of doubt. Our Faith must rest upon evidance,not demonstration.Those who wish to doubt will have oppurtunity;while those who realy desire to know the truth will find plenty of evidance on wich to rest their faith.

    It is impossible for finite minds fully to comprehend the character or the works of the Infinite One.To the keenest intellect,the most highley educated mind,that Holy being must ever remain clothed in mystery.

    "'canst thou by searching find out God ? Job 11:7



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    The possibility of doubt remains when one continues to entertain the "what if's" satan uses against the faithful. However, when one places full trust in the Holy Son, and keeps faithful to He, then there shall be no doubt regardless of one's ability to explain a mystery of the Father. All things will be revealed in time; the faithful know this, so one shouldn't fret.

    The Holy Son will not leave any of His faithful wanting, but is here for them and with them as He proclaimed; if one seeks, they will certainly find. Show patience, hope, trust in all faith to the Father and Holy Son and surely one will be rewarded with all goodly things.
     
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    Different people seek the Son of God in different ways.

    Those who take scripture literally seek the Son without, in places such as church, mosque, or synagogues. For instance, some are waiting for a physical temple to be rebuilt in Jerusalem and for Jesus to physically return to the Earth. And they think of Satan as a sentient being with superhuman powers committed to prevent this physical temple from being rebuilt.

    Others approach scripture as what Jesus called a mystery [Mark 4:11]. They do not look lo here, or lo there, but rather seek the kingdom of God within [Luke 17:21]. They think of their body of flesh as a temple of nine gates. The Son was made flesh and dwelt among men [John 1:14] to show them the Way to the kingdom of heaven. To follow the Way of the Son to his Father's house, a man must enter into the holy of holies thru these nine gates, which is to say that he must forsake his body of flesh, ergo, the carnal senses [2 eyes + 2 ears + 1 mouth + 2 nostrils + anus + sexual organ]. Closing his physical eyes, he 'sees' with his single eye [Ajna, Mathew 6:22] instead of his two physical eyes. Focusing, single-eyed, upon the God within, he meditates, entering into the temple of the Self, wherein he seeks and finds the Son as prescribed in the gospel of John 1: 9-14.

    For such a man, Satan is not a sentient being with superhuman powers, but rather the allegorical embodiment of man's own carnal desires which act to distract him from the kingdom within with temptations of fame, fortune, sex, and power in a manner not unlike the literal portrayal of Satan tempting Jesus [Matthew 4:1-11].
     
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    No, I don't feel that finite minds can truly comprehend the infinite [God].
    Which is why I try to stay humble on this matter, and why I continue to respect and hold on to the inner as well as outer spiritual [or religious laws] reveal to the Prophets [Peace be upon all of them].

    In time we all will find out what's its all about, God willing.
     
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    I disagree. Once you recognize what language is and how it fits within the larger context of existence.. and then.. if you step outside of language.. the whole concept of "comprehension" shifts away from the limitations of articulation.. (which is how comprehension is tested and indicated..) over to "experience". It's journey out of the mind and in to the physical universe. And from that context.. of course man can experience the works of God/Creation. He just can't explain it.
     
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