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Discussion in 'Christian Philosophy & Ethics' started by lambofgod43985889, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. lambofgod43985889

    lambofgod43985889 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    even if you think you understood some verses in the bible, it happens that you don't feel it applies in your life, the main text I've seen is "ask in my name and you'll receive" i ask intelligence and wisdom and I keep feeling a fool, i don't understand science, math, logic, etc. I ask God for a more potent brain and I don't receive, I have no intellectual capacity...

    all this in my experience, it's frustrating
     
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    Why don't you ask for direction, instead...?
     
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    It cost much effort to become wise.
     
  4. lambofgod43985889

    lambofgod43985889 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    why if it is something god is willing to give in big amounts only asking, like Solomon

    you're right, but I need intelligence, he covers our needs, and that's my need now
     
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    What if you are pursuing a goal that isn't suited to you, when God has a better-fitting plan for you somewhere else?

    It may not be that you lack intelligence, but rather that your flavor of intelligence is meant for a different field. Also, see the PM that I will send you.
     
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  6. lambofgod43985889

    lambofgod43985889 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    mm you convinced me, but for now i am trapped in what i don't want
     
  7. Lost4words

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    God gives all of us what He knows is best for us. Sometimes we ask for the wrong things. But, we have to ask. God is listening.
     
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  8. mlepfitjw

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    Depending what you are searching for, you can ask and receive in the Lord Jesus Christ name, though not everything is going to be just handed over to you.

    Unsure of your life situation or what you are doing in life, other than you may be seeking for truth.

    In life some things take effort on our own part too, and God sees us all, and sees all the secrets of our hearts.
     
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  9. lambofgod43985889

    lambofgod43985889 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    i have battled a lot for a better life, thanks for your answer, you are right.
     
  10. Gottservant

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    Nothing happens, without you having to grow in character.

    If you think "being intelligent, will cause me to grow in character": sooner or later, God is going to grant it to you.

    On the other hand, if God wants you to be emotionally intelligent, which causes you to grow a lot in character - God is going to wait for you to see the point of that.
     
  11. lambofgod43985889

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    thank you for your answer, I have made much effort to purify sanctify myself, etc, but even so, what is written doesn't apply in my life
     
  12. Aussie Pete

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    Have you considered that God may not want you to be overly intelligent?
    Luke 10:21
    "At that time Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and declared, “I praise You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because You have hidden these things from the wise and learned, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was well-pleasing in Your sight."

    Intellectuals often struggle with faith. The gospel is way too simple for complicated people who have to logic everything out. I speak from experience. It took me way too long just to accept God's word as it is and not try to understand everything. Who can understand God anyway? Not me! My IQ was sufficient to gain entry to the military as an Electronics Technician. Fine. It was, if anything, a hindrance to my Christian walk!
     
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  13. Gottservant

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    I can't substantiate the idea that "the written does not apply".

    The point is, when the Holy Spirit helps you look back on your life, He doesn't do so to show you flaws - He does so to show you strengths.

    God does not deny His Children anything, that is good for them - however the Bible does say "you may have to be persistent".

    Sorry, if that doesn't help - but of all the things I have received from God, never once has He changed His mind (about what He has given me (selah))
     
  14. Gottservant

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    True word!

    It takes a brave man to admit, he may never have had faith, if he had ever been more intelligent!

    There is a point at which we all would have abandoned God, if He had simply given whatever we thought was enough!!
     
  15. lambofgod43985889

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    hey, i have faith enough
     
  16. Amittai

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    LOG, I advise you to think visually and spatially.
    Some teaching materials and methods don't help us handle what this and that thing IS. (From the age of 15 onwards teachers wanted to knee jerk me into following a nonsensical series of meaningless manoeuvres because they wouldn't talk about what the issues are REALLY about.)
    Most churches told church members not to use their minds (this is criminal).
    Most churches reify (they say the word is the thing) and nominalise (they say there are no classes or that members of a class aren't unique) and the world has copied them.
    Your imagination is the laboratory ontop of your shoulders.
    Language alludes and is metaphorical and the metaphors and allusions themselves, allude and are metaphorical, in infinite layers.
    I have had to fight my way through these issues and now I want to help others do the same. I want to be the answer to prayers others didn't even know they were praying.

    In logic I recommend Straight And Crooked Thinking by Robert H Thouless, expanded edition 1953.

    In maths I'm exploring currently and shall try and update the forum.

    Please raise every query you have in maths & logic in the forum AND PM me in case I miss it.

    I praise your determination to share your potential with humanity.
     
  17. Amittai

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    GS, I got the impression OP is talking here, about the outcome so far, in regard to the problems experienced & described. (LOG tell me if I got that wrong though).
    If the universe is a savoy cabbage, we are up against the crinkles all the time.
    Indeed GS, I've seen you are a strong visual thinker yourself.
     
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  18. Gottservant

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    Aren't you saying that ('enough') is for God, to decide?

    If you want something from God, you can't easily and lightly bargain on the basis of the greatness of the size of your own faith (not in principle).

    Remember, you might end up tempting people who envy the intelligence God gave you - God can't allow that either!
     
  19. lambofgod43985889

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    i don't agree with you
     
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    lambofgod43985889 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    thank you very much
     
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