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    14 May '05 19:44
    Matthew 5:8 - Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

    I believe this in the reason why many people cannot see God. I went hiking in the Drakensburg mountains during the weekend. When I looked at the mountains and nature around me, I could only marvel at the handiwork of God.

    Psalms 19:1 - The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

    I believe it is only when God has given you a pure heart that you will see Him. I saw Him this weekend. I saw Him in His creation.
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    14 May '05 19:47
    I have heard there is a Jewish tradition that if you look at God, you are permanently blinded. I am not sure if there is scriptural support for this tradition, though.
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    14 May '05 19:521 edit
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    Matthew 5:8 - Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

    I believe this in the reason why many people cannot see God. I went hiking in the Drakensburg mountains during the weekend. When I looked at the mountains and na ...[text shortened]... u will see Him. I saw Him this weekend. I saw Him in His creation.[/b]
    That's not seeing God. God looks like humans supposedly. We're made in his image right?
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    14 May '05 20:001 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    That's not seeing God. God looks like humans supposedly. We're made in his image right?
    That's not seeing God.

    I believe that the God of the Bible is dynamic: He often acts differently; now full of love, then again as avenger. For that reason we may not make images of Him. Because he is the creator, God is totally different from man; He is unrecognizable to sinful man. Logical understanding and intellect of the sinful man cannot explain Him: the intellect is a part of creation, and how can creation, explain the Creator to the sinful man who rejects the Creator?

    God looks like humans supposedly. We're made in his image right?

    We are created in "God's Image". That is why got also has emotions like we do. He also experiences pain and joy. I don't think that he has the exact physical image or appearance that we humans do.
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    14 May '05 20:02
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    I believe that the God of the Bible is dynamic: He often acts differently; now full of love, then again as avenger. For that reason we may not make images of Him. Because he is the creator, God is totally different from man; He is unrecognizable to sinful man. Logical understanding and intellect of the sinful man cannot explain Him: the intellect is a part ...[text shortened]... f creation, and how can creation, explain the Creator to the sinful man who rejects the Creator?
    He is unrecognizable to sinful man.

    Wow. So you must be without sin then right? Since you recognized him.
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    14 May '05 20:06
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    [b]He is unrecognizable to sinful man.

    Wow. So you must be without sin then right? Since you recognized him.[/b]
    He cleansed my heart form sin. He gave me a pure heart. He can do the same for any other human being. That is why the "pure in heart" shall see God.
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    14 May '05 20:15
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    [b]That's not seeing God.

    I believe that the God of the Bible is dynamic: He often acts differently; now full of love, then again as avenger. For that reason we may not make images of Him. Because he is the creator, God is totally different from man; He is unrecognizable to sinful man. Logical understanding and intellect of the sinful man cannot ex ...[text shortened]... n and joy. I don't think that he has the exact physical image or appearance that we humans do. [/b]
    It seems to me you're interpreting the Bible. I thought you read it literally?
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    14 May '05 21:131 edit
    I believe it is only when God has given you a pure heart that you will see Him. I saw Him this weekend. I saw Him in His creation.

    I love how you scoff at my 'talks' with Muffy, but you want me to believe that you looked upon God.

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    14 May '05 23:381 edit
    Originally posted by telerion
    [b]I believe it is only when God has given you a pure heart that you will see Him. I saw Him this weekend. I saw Him in His creation.

    I love how you scoff at my 'talks' with Muffy, but you want me to believe that you looked upon God.

    [/b]
    It's so very cool, now not only can we hear about how lucky a very few people are to be saved... now we get God sightings.

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    15 May '05 01:561 edit
    Originally posted by dj2becker
    Matthew 5:8 - Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

    I believe this in the reason why many people cannot see God. I went hiking in the Drakensburg mountains during the weekend. When I looked at the mountains and nature ...[text shortened]... u will see Him. I saw Him this weekend. I saw Him in His creation.
    DJ2,

    i am not sure what you mean when you say that you saw god. from what i gather, it sounds like you only saw the beautiful aspects of that which we call 'mother nature'. it seems that telerion could have seen the same views and come to the conclusion that he 'saw' muffy.

    (btw, i have no idea what muffy is, but i find it humorous how many on this site throw the name around like it should mean something to me. does anyone know which archived threads display the formulation of the idea of 'muffy'?)

    but back to the point, i think any atheist could also have gone hiking and marveled at the many beautiful things about nature. at first, you say you saw his 'handiwork', but then you take it further and say that you saw god himself. what is the distinction between the two for you?
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    When you look at a photo of a baby born with some horribly disfiguring birth defect, which deities (if any) do you see?
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    15 May '05 02:59
    I saw a dragon in my garage today.

    http://www.users.qwest.net/~jcosta3/article_dragon.htm
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    15 May '05 03:45
    Originally posted by Paul Dirac
    I saw a dragon in my garage today.

    http://www.users.qwest.net/~jcosta3/article_dragon.htm
    I have one too... but that web page makes me sound like a nut. Carl is a jerk.

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    15 May '05 04:01
    Originally posted by Paul Dirac
    I saw a dragon in my garage today.

    http://www.users.qwest.net/~jcosta3/article_dragon.htm
    well, that would explain the odd odour ...
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    15 May '05 14:55
    Originally posted by telerion
    I love how you scoff at my 'talks' with Muffy, but you want me to believe that you looked upon God.

    Telerion, are like-minded followers of the superbeing called Muffy known as "Muffins?"

    Inquiring minds need to know...
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