"Guided" by God

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    That depends on your faith and belief in the ability of the person who claims they are "guided by God"!!

    In other words, it is a con.
     
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    "Let people see Christ through me."'
    -- Tom DeLay - seriously, Link
     
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    "Obama's first act as president of any consequence, in the middle of a financial meltdown, was to send taxpayers' money overseas to pay for the killing of unborn children in other countries. If a president will do that, there's almost nothing that you should be surprised at after that. We shouldn't be shocked that he does all these other insane things. A president that has lost his way that badly, that has no ability to see the image of God in these little fellow human beings, if he can't do that right, then he has no place in any station of government and we need to realize that he is an enemy of humanity."
    -- Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ), raising hate speech to a whole new level, wehateclintons.com
     
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    While this is indeed a fair question, it is also not one that you can get any satisfactory answer to. Everyone's experiences have a personality of it's own.

    I believe God does guide us, when we are desiring to be guided. I also believe God has a plan for us, and He often leads us without letting us know that it is happening. When we have given ourselves to Him, He is free to direct our paths. We want Him to do so.

    (Proverbs 3:5-6) "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding; Acknowledge Him in all your ways, and He will direct your paths."

    (Romans 8:28) "For we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love Gos and are the called according to His purposes."

    I want to be in His guiding light. I believe God has led me, both with and without my knowledge. I believe that He does indeed make all things work "together" for good to His called people.

    Because He is Creator, He is actually making world events to work out according to HIs plan. He is in politics, and has men and women in places of power because of how they will drive a nation. Sometimes that person is not a believer.

    For example, when He had a plan, He used Judas to accomplish part of it.
     
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    This reminds me of an old saying: The truly insane are those who do not see they are insane.
     
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    And what happens when People follow the advice in proverbs?

    Parents of dead Wisconsin girl tried to treat diabetes with prayer

    15-month-old girl died from untreated infection, authorities say

    A 16-year-old boy in Oregon died of a treatable urinary tract condition after he refused medical help, believing prayer would heal his illness.

    and when god speaks?

    When the police of Plano, TX arrived at the house, the scene was one of unspeakable horror. Dena Schlosser, the mother, was in a state of rapturous praise while "He touched me" played in the background. She was covered in blood, as was the butcher knife. In the crib lay ten month old Margaret, her arms amputated, her life ebbing away. Mrs. Schlosser explained that God had commanded her to cut off her child's arms as an act of religious devotion. And she, ever the faithful disciple, had obliged.

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    Mangum said he has studied the Bible for "thousands and thousands of hours" and claims that God first commanded him to kill during a "visitation," or dream, while he was in prison for an earlier conviction in 2001.

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    It's not just the fringe that can be dangerous:

    Former SBC officer says Tiller murder answer to prayer

    People who believe that god can talk to them are more susceptible to inclinations which enter their heads through pyschosis. Only someone with the absolute conviction that comes with faith could hear the voice in their heads tell them to cut off their child's arms and do so or act in any of these atrocities wiht an attitude of absolute serenity.

    This isn't academic, it's dangerous.
     
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    I was guided by God, look what it got me, the cross! It STILL hurts!
     
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    Crickets, smart33? :eusa_silenced:
     
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    Unfortunately there are some people who just follow emotions, or words they read. They follow the Bible because they think it is some miracle book, or because they think it will be good luck for them.

    I am not approving at all what they do. If you think about it, people who are not believers, hear voices and do the same kinds of things, but they are never mentioned in the news. Some of the people you talked about are just that kind of people.

    I am talking about something that you cannot understand unless you have the a relationship with the Creator, the one who has all understanding. There is a big difference in these people.
     

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