The knowledge you presently have of your God is based on your acceptances and trust from claims of past and present beliefs… about God. And since you have no personal knowledge of God, you willing accept the validity of the beliefs of God based on someone else’s beliefs. Isn’t that true? It was for me. But no more.
Since we all have a BELIEF about God, we need to know what a BELIEF is.
Belief is, ‘a mental acceptance of something without the full knowledge required to guarantee its being a truth.’ Truth means, ‘based on facts.‘ Facts means, ‘truth known by actual experience.’
Do you have the facts about God? Have you had an actual experience of God? If not…you are accepting someone else’s belief about God. Is that what you want?
Belief is a, ‘conviction in alleged facts as true without positive proof.’ Don’t you want your conviction of God to be based on and by your own actual experience? I do.
Belief is to ‘believe.’ Believe is, ‘to suppose.’ And ‘suppose’ is to ,
‘assume,’ and that is, ‘accepted without proof.’
That means that with your ‘belief’, you are only ‘assuming’ there is a God somewhere. How much good can your ‘assuming’ do with you are in need of Gods help? Or when you want to hear God talking to YOU.
A belief is not a fact. A fact is, ‘something real,’ which means, ‘verified.’ Have you ‘verified’ your God? Personally?
Do you have your own proof that your God IS? Or do you have a BELIEF, that God is?
Belief is a, ‘conclusion not based on a fact.’ Your conclusion about God … is not based on facts… but based on a belief. A belief, because unless you have an actual experience of God, you do not have God. Nope…all you have is a belief. NOT FACTS.
So the God you know, is not a God you know. The God you think you know, is a handed down God from the beliefs of others. Beliefs you take as factual.
Yep…all anyone knows of God, is from the beliefs of others. Beliefs held as facts... But… based on what facts? Based on what proofs?
So…what facts do you have about God? What actual experience have you had, to let you know…I KNOW GOD PERSONALLY?
Belief means, ‘relating to the mind’…Not to God.
Moving on we find ‘belief’ means….
Belief is an, ‘opinion.’ Not a fact, but an opinion. Opinions are a ‘personal view.‘ Your God is not your God…your God is a God created from the personal opinions…the beliefs… of others.
And ‘opinions’ are ‘beliefs without proof.’ Wouldn’t you want ‘proof’ that God does exist? Wouldn’t you want proof God is real? And not just a ‘belief?
So…Is the God you know, the God you received from the handed down beliefs of others?
Is you God only a BELIEF….and not based on knowledge?
You need knowledge to know God….and knowledge means, ‘acquaintance, familiarity, gained experience.’ Yes we need to be personally acquainted...We need to be personally familiar with God.
“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations…’Buddha