My question is this. What happens when you discover God?

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jufa
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My question is this. What happens when you discover God?

Post by jufa » Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:46 am

Next, what happens if He shows Himself only to you??

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Re: My question is this. What happens when you discover God?

Post by ChrisBB » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:25 am

You have 706 posts and posted at 7:46...

Do You know something about God you want to talk about?

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Re: My question is this. What happens when you discover God?

Post by Serendipper » Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:44 am

jufa wrote:Next, what happens if He shows Himself only to you??
Then you have reason and perhaps justification for a superiority complex? I'm just guessing.

Is it proud to state that only humility can lead you to God? To find your way requires wisdom and the beginning of wisdom is the fear of God, which is reverence in that you're unworthy of the thing you're seeking. Wisdom fills the void created by the absence of pride and only through humility can you find a thing to be proud of.

"Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes."

"Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven."

"The only true wisdom is to know that you know nothing." - Socrates.

In my opinion, to think that God has revealed himself exclusively to you is to think that it's not God that you're perceiving.

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Re: My question is this. What happens when you discover God?

Post by deceit » Thu Jan 26, 2017 7:13 pm

Edited. I misread your question.

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Re: My question is this. What happens when you discover God?

Post by Pam Seeback » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:58 am

Fear of God in its enlightened context is fear of a perceived void implying that God cannot or will not reveal HIMself to you. To have this fear is to have stepped on the path of wisdom.

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Re: My question is this. What happens when you discover God?

Post by Serendipper » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:36 pm

Pam Seeback wrote:Fear of God in its enlightened context is fear of a perceived void implying that God cannot or will not reveal HIMself to you. To have this fear is to have stepped on the path of wisdom.
That's interesting insight, Pam. So fear of God is fear of lack of God?

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Re: My question is this. What happens when you discover God?

Post by Pam Seeback » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:43 am

Serendipper wrote:
Pam Seeback wrote:Fear of God in its enlightened context is fear of a perceived void implying that God cannot or will not reveal HIMself to you. To have this fear is to have stepped on the path of wisdom.
That's interesting insight, Pam. So fear of God is fear of lack of God?
Close, but more that when the ignorance of God as a self or a person is perceived and no such self or person is ever revealed, a fear of a void of self is the effect. Which is what must happen so that the insight (wisdom) of God as impersonal and interdependent Spirit or Causality can be received.

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