Please note these are my views and mine alone. There is nothing new in
my beliefs. They have existed and been believed in one form or another
since the beginning of time.
I believe in God. A God. One god. No trinity...no three in one.
I believe that you and I are an extension of God. That there is a
little bit of God in every living thing. We are all connected, every
person, every animal, plant, rock and organism. You can call it a soul
or spirit or whatever you like. But it is within each of us. Biblicly,
we could say it is the breath of God. God created the world by speaking
it into existence...with his very breath. He breathed the breath of
life into man.
Here goes the tricky part. God is good and evil. (dont freak out) We
are all inherently evil. God created man in his image. The Bible, in
Isaiah 45:6,7 says:
'That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west,
that there is none beside me. I am the Lord, and there is none else.
I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, I create evil;
I the Lord do all these things.
Ok, let me make an analogy here, it may be a bad one but I'll do it
anyway. When I create a sculpture, I must have that a particular
desire to create it. The vision of what I want to create must be within
me already even though I do not always start out with a picture of what
I wish to create in the beginning. So in order for God to create evil
the concept had to be within him in some capacity. Make sense?
If we accept the premise that nothing existed before God, and that God
created evil, then we must accept that God is both good and evil. When
God created the angels, including Satan, he gave them a freewill as he
did us, to choose good or evil. That evil was able to influence one
third of the angels in heaven to turn from God, just as evil influences
us. I do not believe that we all start life innocently, that we are all
inherently good and influenced to do evil by our enviroments or
experiences. I believe it is a choice. To do good or evil is a choice
each of us makes, consciously or subconsciously. For the ability to do
either, resides in all of us, given to us by God.
Even though I do believe that God is a God of love, I believe we tend
to overlook the God of wrath and vengence. For God is all things not
Take a good look at the world around you. Do you see the suffering?
The hunger? The pain? God allows these things just as he allowed Job
to be tested by Lucifer. Recall that Satan went before God and proposed
to test Job's righteousness by inflicting a new torment upon
him and each time God's reply was the same:
'And Satan answered the Lord, and said, skin for skin, yea, all that
a man hath will he give for his life.
But put forth thine hand now,
and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.
And the Lord said unto Satan, behold, he is in thine hand: but save his
So went satan forth from the presence of the Lord, and smote Job
with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.' Job 2:4-7
These are but the tip of the iceberg on my beliefs, as with most of you
my beliefs are wide spread and varied. (to the point I dont even understand
them all. They range from God to pantheism.)
As I said on the Cavern page,
'There are more things in heaven and earth Horatio,
than are dreamt of in your philosophy'