What wisdom does the Bible have for those of us who can hear God calling us to do something scary for Him?
I've been trying to keep it together. Haphazardly put the lights back up. Patch things up. Give myself a pep talk. Make a plan. Set goals. Trial and error. But I haven't been getting it right.
The Ten Commandments seem like the beginner's level of being a Christian. But as I reread them, I was surprised by how many of the commandments conflict with things I really like to do.
Is there one list of doctrines that you must believe in order to be saved?
Will every saved person believe the same thing?
Is there one denomination that has the truth?
What do you think? Is there? Have you found it?
Right now God sits above the circle of the Earth. He sees my cubicle, my stoplight, and those cars, but He also sees the past and He sees the future. He sees suffering. He sees suicides. He sees death. He sees hopelessness. And He knows, without a shadow of a doubt, exactly how to escape. How to survive. How to get to fresh air.
Do you think everything God asks you to do is fair?
It's so easy to creep back into bad habits, to slide into the DMs of things that seem just a little wrong or a little dangerous. I mean, the Bible doesn't explicitly say this is a sin! Or doing this just one time won't really do much harm. And is this really all that bad?...Why do we do this?
Men ejaculate, women have periods. What's the big deal? Declaring them "unclean" until evening? Making them offer sacrifices? Why did God make the Israelites go through all of that? Is that shaming?
Is the Bible misogynistic? Are women treated like second-class citizens? Does God see women differently than men?