And what did Paul mean…Be not ‘conformed’
The word, ‘conformed’ is from two words. Con and formed.
Con, means an, ‘opinion
Opinions are a ‘prevailing popular view.’
Opinions are a ‘belief not founded on proof’
So all that we know of us and ‘this world’ is not based on any proofs….but is based on ‘opinions.’ Without any proof.
All the me in ‘this world’ knows, is from what the popular belief is. Is that what I want …to have my life to be ‘conformed’, to what this worlds opinions are, without any proof?
And the word ‘formed, is ‘the way in which a thing exists.’
Formed also means ‘to develop in the mind.’
That means the way in which anything in this world ‘exist is from what was, and is ‘formed’ in our mind.’
That tells me that the stuff that forms my body and all forms in ‘this world’ is from my own mind. Could that be a reason, I should NOT conform to the beliefs and opinions of ‘this world’ …because me and my world did not come from ‘this world’ as is the ‘prevailing popular view…’ but that my world and me and my body and other forms in ‘this world’ comes from my own mind.
Looking at the whole word, I find ‘conformed’ means,
to act in accord with a set of standards
Standards is ‘conforming to an established and accepted ways.’
It is true that I have been conforming to the popular and accepted ways of ‘this world.’ Even though I have been told
So as long as I ‘conform‘ to ‘this world’ I am agreeing and accepting to ‘conform to accepted ways of the ‘opinions of the prevailing and popular view, that is NOT founded on proof.’
Being ‘conformed to this world’ I cannot and do not understand that all I know about God and the world, was ‘formed in my mind, FIRST by the popular prevailing view…that is not and was not founded on proofs.
Being’ conformed to this world’, I go along with the ‘ prevailing or popular belief’ that I am something separate and apart from God. By ‘conforming to this world‘ I agree and accept that there is a me and a God.
Being’ conformed to this world’, I go along with the ‘ prevailing or popular belief’ that I am something separate and apart from God. By ‘conforming to this world‘ I agree and accept that there is a me and a God. By ‘conforming to this world’ I then do not really believe
I cannot and will not know the real God, the real me, but instead will only know this worlds belief of a God, a world and a me who ‘this world’ tells me is a body that was born, will grow old and die. If I am not to conform to ‘this world’…what should I ‘conform’ to? Nothing, just
Transformed is to change the appearance or form.’
How do I change the appearances in my world?
I can only change the appearance if I ‘renew’ my mind.
Re means back to the original place; To change the appearances of my world I have to go to the ‘original place’ everything came from. My Own Thoughts.
Did Paul mean that we should NOT ‘agree‘ with anything we have been taught from this world? Like who and what God is? Who and what we are?
Be transformed? Be Renewed?
What did ancient Paul mean? Guess we had better do some investigating of different words and their meanings.
Transformed. Looking at the first part, ‘trans’ we find it means, ‘outside the understanding.’
Was Paul saying that we should look somewhere else for our understanding of God and our world…because the worlds understanding is wrong?