Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh
See Goober, this is how cliffy really isn't any different than mhz or alleywayz. His definition or understanding of "God" is the right one and anyone that believes differently is just plain wrong. He's just as closed minded and intolerant as those he rails against.
As a child I bonded with my earthly father over a shared passion for things like fishing and shooting. My brother on the other hand bonded with our father in a different way. They built things in the garage, and my father taught him about tools and cars. Is my bond with my father any greater or more loving than that of my brother? Of course not. My father loves us equally, and my brother and I love him just as much.
Now, my brother might not appreciate certain things about my father as much as I do, like sacrifices our father made that he would be too young to remember. But not knowing, or not having appreciation for him even if you did know, doesn't negate that sacrifice or attribute.
God is the same way. We are all going to bow our knee to Christ one day, but if he appeared right now to us two, I might fall at his feet worshiping him with reverence while you embrace him by walking into his open arms. Different kinds
of intimacy. Just as much love towards him but our bond is different because we understand different attributes of him. As long as we recognize Christ as deity (and that subsequently means also recognizing the importance of what happened on the cross, a sacrifice, just like how a earthly father can sacrifice for his children), then we will also recognize that God is loving, forgiving and merciful - that's the most important.
Now on the other hand, the possibility of knowing God in different kinds of intimacy doesn't mean that you can freely interpret who God is and still expect to have a connection with the one true God. For example, if my earthly father tells me to clean my room, and I refuse to acknowledge his authority, and instead point to my Tim Tebow poster and say "this is my father", well then you've put something in place of the truth and the only person being fooled is yourself.
Again, God's the same way. I can't pick up a rock and say "this is God" and expect that I'm still acknowledging my creator without being sorrily mistaken. That's one of the reasons why he said "you shall have no other gods beside me".
Cliffy recognizes that he has a creator, but he's interpreting God in way to make himself feel comfortable with his sin.
'god' doesn't judge" - Cliffy
Last edited by In Between Man; Dec 21st, 2011 at 04:31 AM..