Disagreeable By Nature
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- Not in the Kingdom... yet.
Iacchus said:I think what you need to understand here is that God comes in all shapes, forms and sizes... you might be in for a long wait if you're waiting for a literal interpretation to come about.
I'd rather wait than to be caught off-guard. If God comes in all shapes, forms and sizes why isn't that written in the scripture? Why are there instead teachings against idolatry? As spoken to Ezekiel, for example:
"Son of man, these men have set up idols in their hearts and put wicked stumbling blocks before their faces." (14:3)
Idols are false gods, and the heart is where our words come from. My conclusion then is that idols of the heart are false words-- interpretations-- of who God is. Interpreting God as coming in all forms, therefore, makes me a uncomfortable. I also don't believe that prophecies are fulfilled symbolically; I believe that prophecies contain symbolism, but their fulfillment in the past has always been literal. For example, when Jeremiah saw a vision of a pot of boiling water being tipped toward Jerusalem: I accept that the pot of water was a symbol, but the vision itself was fulfilled literally in that a physical catastrophe hit Jerusalem.
Iacchus said:Even though you're willing to believe the words of some crackpot mystic who wrote the book of Revelation 2,000 years ago. But how do you know he wasn't just making it up?
The sheep know the sound of their shepherd's voice, and they run away from everyone else-- especially religious cults.