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There is No Image of Almighty God - Worship of Him Through Jesus Christ to Be Spiritual

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Apr 23, 2008 at 15:57

As we read here the continuing debate as to whose view of universe is more correct, we find once again that a point is reached by either side, beyond which the logic fails and the attack on the character begin in order to de-legitimize the belief based on a perceived failing of the person, not the substance or the content. This presents a problem, that if a logical presentation of a belief cannot be made without resorting to vilification on a personal level, then the subject matter becomes subjective without true justification.

We read of a belief in Islam, of a system of belief, that while we can point to some bookmark in history where it begins, it has absorbed a character beyond the finite by attributing a human rationale to the deity, but contradicting such attributes and the perceived way the deity interacts with the human population.

Now, is there passion in the deity or not? Does the deity care if there is a response to the deity's control of the creation and humanity? How does a human recognize when something happens by the hand of the deity that was directed specifically to an individual? Lastly, if the deity is spiritual in nature, how does a mortal recognize the deity and whether there is truth in the deity's relationship with the creation? By the way, these are rhetorical questions to the true disciple of Jesus Christ.

We will dismiss for the sake of this observation any musings of those with no belief in a deity, and move towards the thoughts that may be expounded upon by a deist, or someone who recognizes that there is a deity. But any attempt to define the world as a result of this deity's creative efforts is clouded by an inability to be specific in which attributes the deity employed. For there are so many claims of contradiction by humans who are so confused about divine intervention, none are willing to believe in such things on the mortal level without proof. Thus it requires a supernatural intervention to make any assertion that one belief system is correct, and all others are imitations introduced for the purposes of confusion.

To believe in Islam and to be a Muslim requires adherence to the Quran. It puts one in a difficult position to be objective about such a belief system, for those that espouse on its tenets cannot logically prove its reality on the human condition from a natural viewpoint better than any other perspective. We are reminded again that Islam has been called by Muslims the religion of nature, and from a natural human standpoint, so it is.

In the same way, to prove Christianity from a human viewpoint is impossible, for that only provides the religious aspect, and not the spiritual. We read in the Holy Scriptures that Almighty God expects to be worshipped in spirit and in Truth, and that through Jesus Christ, it is the only way He is going to be reached. In the natural realm, such a thing is not and cannot be achieved by human means. Therefore believing in Jesus Christ is a spiritual connection requiring faith in Him, belief in the Holy Bible as the inspired WORD of the LORD. One is not going to make any connection with that kind of relationship without faith in Jesus Christ.

Now, if one reads the Holy Bible and understands nothing else than this, that the Eternal Sovereign, Almighty God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a God of passion, that His Creation is a result of expressing that passion. He is also a Being that expresses jealousy for the projection of Who He is, and how He relates to His Creation. In that vein, His love for humankind bears that same passion, from which we see His expression of that love through Jesus Christ, being sent to the death of the cross to pay for our sins in this natural realm and being raised from the dead for our justification in believing in Him. It is a spiritual thing at its very core.

Believers and friends, that is the LORD I want to be in service to, because that kind of passion and love is eternal and eternity would be hell without it.

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