Hello friends. I've been lurking this board for a long time. Recently, I've hit a dilemma of faith. I've accepted that I'll never be happy in this life. For it is devoid of purpose. I have no great mission. However, I'd like to be happy after death, doing what would've made me happy in life.. Now I believe in God, but to me, he is nameless, faceless, and infinite. Does that and can that fit the Christian view? Am I a Christian? Also, papes of faith. (preferably mobile)
These dubs are god sent, op, also if you currently have no great mission then fine, but if youd like to become a christian then youd have to spread the" good word of god" and live your life to serve him. I have no faith papes, ill try to get some and post later though.
It's not as simple as that. I'm a man who has always followed what I felt was right in my heart
Now I know that God is out there, all around me, part of me, but I don't know if I can put my faith into something like the bible, which demeans that incredible power of creation into a "mortal" form.to me, god is so much more than that. I want to go to heaven, but what exactly is it? Does god grant me my own version of it? I just want to be happy after life, but I can't be happy in heaven if its not what I desire
I think i know how ur feeling op im in a similar situation. I consider my self a christian but i have no idea what im supposed to do with my life. Everything seems pointless and just so petty compared the the heavenly life i think we are supposed to live.Maybe we shouldnt worry about that and it will all make sense when we die, faith seems to be the only thing we can have for now.
I font really believe in anything of the sort, although I do think the idea is romantic. If there is a God, I assume youre right regarding its metaphysical nature. Always everywhere, infinite, faceless. A Christian God is more or less, IMO, how we can interpret or visualize something that forigen to us.
This is why religion is so dum to me. You clearly are in a bad place in life and you can find a purpose but you obviously haven't tried if you think you'll only be happy after death. Whats the point of wasting your life for a future that is uncertain when you could enjoy every inch of this world that you live in.
Op here, and you, asshole, have no idea what I've been through, and there is no purpose in working every day until I die, it doesn't go to any greater good, its just a selfish system. So fuck off
Whoa chill out. I didn't insult you in any way and I'm not saying lifes purpose is to work. life is meant to be enjoyed to the fullest not wasted on thinking about death. So angry Im just trying to help you out.
i am reading the bible and try to live according to Gods will and avoid sin , i just hapen to be really depressed as well. Brcause of this i wonder how can i be a true christian with depression and anxiety? shouldnt my faith be enough to give meaning to my life? Also how can there be different levels of faith and how much faith is "enough" faith are some of the questions troubling me
Op here, god is faceless, infinite, the bible is merely and glimpse into ancient history, some of it accurate, some of it not so much. before Christ, and as for Christ, I accept his values and teachings, as for him dying for my sins? As a savior? I'll need some time to debate. Now lost faith papea please
Dubs confirmed truth. But how can I enjoy life if its been nothing but unkind to me, I've watched my mother die, my best friend as well, my father was abusive and I've been homeless for years. I just want to do something that helps people like me.
i can't tell you how to do that but it is possible. Maybe the happiness your looking for is helping other people. Life is full of despair and sorry you went through that but life is also full of happiness and you must have positive things in your life and thats what you should focus on and mold you purpose round them.
I would think that would make you a deist, belief that there is some sort of god or grand force but not necessarily adherent to any organized religion or doctrine. I'm an atheist myself
I'm not catholic, but I have to admit, they are really badass
I like to think, that all that old legends are wisdom from the past :)
trips of truthiness
For me Christianity develop the world system better as it was tweaked by priests after long period of time from Jesus until now.
In Islam it develop the soul and also world system. But people defies development of soul cause it will forbid sin so they keeps making sin and ask fathers in church to forgive them.
Try to lurk more in definition of god in Islam point of view.