You haven't been 'born again'. You deluded yourself into thinking something about you changed, when in reality, it was just you all the time.
Not how it was at all.This is how it is:
The Spirit Himself [thus] testifies together with our own spirit, [assuring us] that we are children of God.
That's what happens when you are 'born-again'.
To me, you sound like a gullible fool; who joined a cult full of other gullible fools.
Of course it does, it's right here : 1 Corinthians 1:18
For the message of the cross is foolishness
to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
And here too: 1 Corinthians 2:14
But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness
to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Yes, yes, I've read that too. But here's the thing. Those are just words in a book. And those words don't mean 'Jack' to people who have an understanding that those words were written by seriously ignorant people. The fact is, when those words were written, evidence of God's presence WAS everywhere. From lightning, to disease, to earthquakes, famine, wind, rain, you name it. Everything was evidence of God, because they used logic in the presence of insufficient evidence (Much like how one might come to the conclusion that chocolate milk comes from chocolate cows without proper information regarding cows and milk).
Yet, throughout history, those very writings have been esteemed above all others by Kings and Queens, Emperors, Presidents and statesmen and women.The very founders of my country realized the value The Bible held.The founding Fathers of modern science - Kelvin, Boyle,Newton, Faraday, Mendel and Kepler, to name a few were believers of these writings.They claimed ,as I do, life altering experiences based on them.Modern scientists ...thousands of them are believers.
For me then there can be no possible way to see the people as "seriously ignorant"
who are responsible for the writings.Imagine!They have either collectively duped some of the most powerful and brilliant men and women who ever lived on our planet or were inspired by someone that through them could author a timeless work , one that is still as powerful around the globe today as it has ever been.
Fast forward a few thousand years and it's just as ridiculous to say that diseases come from God as it is to say "I'm a born again Christian". There are now millions of reasons not to acknowledge God.
Sadly that reminds me of someting I heard Leonard Ravenhill say once: "There are a million roads thet lead into hell....none that lead out." not sure if I quoted it exactly but close enough I think.
One important one being... there's no evidence He exists.
I don't know how anyone can be alive and not see the evidence all around us.Even Helen Keller was able to say regarding the Bible "Life grows richer and Heaven nearer as God's great truths unfold themselves to me."She was born deaf, dumb and blind and could discern the simple truth.
Why don't you just pray to God for one then? See what that gets you.
So far just a bunch of ties...maybe prayer and fasting
and I can find a winner.It sure isn't for lack of effort on your part, though.
onesteward, you're a deluded fool that was conned by another deluded fool, who was also conned by a deluded fool, all the way back to the first deluded fool who learned about God from the village idiot.
I covered the 'fool' stuff previously.
There's no such thing as a soul.
Of course there is.
But I love milkshakes. Nobody's drinking my milkshake.
Too late , I'm afraid.If you find a cow in a very cold climate you might be able to get another one.