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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Autogod Defined

As of 2/25/12, this blog is open again.   I have some personal issues that I will have to deal with, but I vow to finish this blog for my readers.

I wanted to discuss my concept of an "Autogod". For years, I felt that being a Lutheran was the right religion to follow. Now, it appears to be a movement that generated after the beliefs of a single man. Many Christians have a number of beliefs brought on by other single men: their pastors, ministers, etc. Most people don't take the time to see things for themselves and will follow their minister in all thoughts. After a test of tithing to various religious organizations, I developed several theories as to how God (or the Supreme Being) really works. Some occultists or "New Agers" have a concept that visualization of goals makes things happen by natural laws that work in the universe. This is, in a sense, their God. I have 5 theories that seem to work and fit with some of the results I got from tithing: 1. Some ministers might even believe that God is testing or putting us through trials. Just as God tested Abraham, God may test us today. We aren't given everything we want, but we our faith is tested in life. 2. If you look over the Old Testament of the Bible, you find reward and punishment view. What you sow is what you reap. The Old Testament is filled with stories of God punishing man for his wrongdoing. Cross God and you are out of the blessings for years. 3. A lot of Christians believe that the New Testament means that we are freed from the curses that were upon before. We have to claim ourselves as new creatures in Christ. However, just because you are a new creature doesn't let you off the hook. We can't sin and expect to be new creatures in Christ. We would fall back into the sinful, world full of curses evident in the Old Testament. The New Testament is filled with a number of "if thens" that if followed would result in a number of blessings bestowed in our lives. Cut down on the "if thens" and you cut down on the blessings. This is my concept of Autogod. As we sow we reap more. 4. Much different than most Christians think. God doesn't supply all our wants. Law of attraction doesn't mean we get everything we visualize. The verses go: He supplies all our needs and not wants. He doesn't supply a 50 inch HDTV, luxury car, million dollar home in the best part of town. The only riches to strive for are the riches of heaven. Read the New Testament and you will find that one should mirror Jesus in healing the sick, cast our demons and raise the dead. 5. Last but not least: God could be just chance or random happening. Maybe, there is no miracle at all. I remember reading in one of these televangelist's books about a married couple that kept having miscarriages. They kept trying for a new baby. They kept their faith something like 5 times until they finally had a child. The congregation prayed and the couple was finally successful. After all the medical bills, I can't say it was a miracle. I can only say persistence payed off for the couple. If at first you don't succeed try, try again! You may have your own theory as to how God works. Most churches can't seem to agree on one truth. It makes me feel that the Bible was never meant to figured out. We were all just meant to discuss it openly like discussions on talk shows.

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