Please pardon my interruption, I really haven't been following this conversation with any interest but I did just notice this statement here.
I am not trying to convert you but help you understand that GODS ways of doing things is not mans way of doing things. Big difference.
I really don't see any difference AT ALL. I know you are embroiled in this conversation with a few other people and I really don't want to be a burden or derail the thread or anything so I don't expect you to take time out of your busy schedule to respond to this
Would you explain what the difference is for me?
No, you are OK and thank you for asking.
Are you going to put any faith in something you don't believe in...? Exactly, you won't. Would you do it wholeheartedly if you didn't believe...?
So if you say that you live by faith but were kinda hangig on the fence as whether or not GOD is real. Would you say you were trusting Him fully...? Would your heart really be in it...?
Faith is a learning lesson. Only GOD can judge ones faith accordingly. If you really believe, if your heart is really in it or not.
Jesus challenged anybody and everybody. (John 7:17)
This is a pretty good one to. ( John 5:39)
Focus on what He is saying.
So in other words. If you want to know the truth. There is no going around what GOD has willed. He desires faith. And there is a reason for it.
If a person is going to examine GOD outside of what He said. Will be found wanting. It is definitely a heart issue.