Starhunter wrote:I know I sound wacky.
I was five when I asked my teachers and parents what matter is. Their answers were interesting but unsatisfactory, little billiard balls whizzing around each other, in a smokey cloud of electrons. I wanted to know how the billiard balls were there.
Nature and the Bible have been my only sources of study.
I had learning disabilities, unable to read or hear what people are saying, only able to understand graphs, pictures, geometry and few maths formulas etc.
Whenever someone read the Bible, from the age of two I would sit up and listen for up to an hour, so my Mum tells me. I could read the Bible before I learned to spell at the age of six, but no other books.
When I was given children's learning books, with simple lines like -"John went to the shop" I would put the book down because it has no interest for me. "So what! what did John buy? Does not say, who is John anyway, he's just made up by some adult."
My exact thoughts, and I remember the day.
I went through primary, high school and uni without studying or listening in class, and exercised just enough effort in exams to pass. It's easy, people test you by, trick questions, long boring material, and impracticable gibberish, maths formulas and language from the grave called Latin.
Now what options does the world give you here? Aliens or hoax? No other possibilities?
Did you know that when Germany began using bombers in WWII, many villagers had not even seen a car before?
I bet if you tried to explain it to them before it happened..."What a case we have here Elsie! get some tea and warm blankets for the poor man."
Thank you for responding Starhunter
I just wanted to respond not only to this message on this thread, but as a collective response to the messages on a few different threads over the last couple of days. I wanted to start out by saying that my strong point is not science, I have an interest, but there are many other interests that I find more engaging and spend my time on. I say this because I honestly do not know if what your saying regarding 'matter' is true or delusion as I do not have strong enough background knowledge to make an assumption either way.
What I can say is that I don't put to much confidence in scientific theory as fact. There are far too many contradictions, if it was definitive there would not be so many polar theories. When a new discovery is made the previous theory that many quote as fact is brushed aside for the "new" theory which becomes the new "fact" and the cycle just continues. I know this is inevitable to a certain degree, due to new discoveries being made, but I view them as they are and that is theories.
I am not someone that gets caught up in the creation debate, I have my opinion, but you know what I could be wrong and quite frankly I don't care. God created the universe, He created earth and He created every living creature therein. That's good enough for me. My faith has zero dependence on such matters, it is not tied into any scientific belief whatsoever. I acknowledge that others have found their way to The Almighty though science and I think that's great, they may use that knowledge to bring others to God and that is awesome. By whatever means a person is led to salvation is a blessing in my book.
My loving Father has revealed Himself to me over the years in the most definitive, awesome, humbling of ways that in a world full of uncertainties it is the only thing that I am 100% certain on. I love Him and trust Him with everything in my heart, spirit and mind that I have to give. He is my friend, my confidante, my teacher, my judge, my master, my protector, my God and most importantly to me my Father.
Where am I going with all this? Sorry for the rambling. I do not begrudge you for not wanting to pigeon hole yourself. I have always been a square peg, in life in general and that is no different within the church. I have been told I have blind faith (I totally disagree, my faith is anything but blind), that I have too much faith (I believe in my Fathers 100% divine protection), that I am deluded and self-righteous (when I have revealed things that I have been shown, harsh criticism follows, with questions like "how do you know" through dreams, visions, truths being spoken directly to my spirit. People do not want to hear this, Christians do not what to hear this), I have been asked "who are you to think you know something the rest of us don't" to which I have responded I am nobody special, no more so than anybody else.
About 12 months ago Some truths were revealed to me, and it was like the puzzle pieces all starting fitting perfectly together. When I first started down the rabbit hole, I would often think, no way, it can't be, really? Then I would have those moments when the HS would prove it to be truths and I would be completely blown away, after a while it became easier to accept without my scepticism fighting it so much.
Not so long ago, before I joined here, what had been shown to me was so profound that I had to share it, not too many times I'm a pretty quick learner but it was met with resistance. I have pride, too much some times and I have always been someone that has had what I say usually validated (God has blessed me with a bit of the gift of the gab) but this was a whole new experience for me and I didn't like it. I had a moment where I broke down and cried, I asked God, why show me these things if no one is going to believe me anyway. Then the HS spoke to me and firstly told me I needed to be still. I was so caught up in it and it was tiresome, then secondly I was told that these things were revealed to me so that I would know, it was not my responsibility to get people to believe, that is not my job, that is God's job. This took alot of weight off my shoulders. Then I came here and my first post was about aliens, it was general and my intention was to reveal what else I had been shown in regards to the deception I believe is coming, then I realised because of my gun ho approach, the nature of what I was talking about and because this was a personal revelation God had made to me, I would approach the forum in a different light. And I am glad that I did.
Starhunter I don't know if your truths are mere delusion or something a lot more profound, but what I can say is, if the HS is working in you and bringing you closer to the truth, it is for you. I am not saying don't share it, but don't expect people to embrace it, because they won't. People want fact, something tangible to grab onto, and I get that. A couple of years ago if someone had of said hey Mel, then gone on to tell me what I now know I would have asked if they had taken their midday meds. Now I'm the nut job
I hope I haven't offended you, that is not by any means my intention