i'm not sure i follow

i heard today (and most days) that god was on the move. i'm not sure i follow...

there's some problems that i have with the concept of god:

1. i truly can't reconcile the bible to reality (vice versa???)
there are problems that i've run into, like "whatever things you ask for in prayer you will receive" [link], etc

2. i truly also can't reconcile the bible to itself.
"love your neighbor as yourself." & "if someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also" [link]


"'i have delivered him and all his people and his land into your hand'... and we utterly destroyed them... utterly destroying the men, women, and children of every city." [link]
"and the lord listened to the voice of israel and delivered up the canaanites, and they utterly destroyed them and their cities." [link]
"and the lord our god delivered him over to us; so we defeated him, his sons, and all his people. we took all his cities at that time, and we utterly destroyed the men, women, and little ones of every city; we left none remaining. we took only the livestock as plunder for ourselves, with the spoil of the cities which we took." [link]


"you shall not take vengeance" [link]
"take vengeance" [link]

&*)these are preliminary examples(

3. currently having trouble connecting the biblical writings with many previous "moves of god."
mm, mmm, mhmm




  1. I don't really have any answers for these questions on me (I must have left them in my other pants).

    What I do see you doing is trying to fit what God is doing into your version of what is right and what is wrong.

    "...be transformed by the renewing of your mind..."
    ~Romans 12:2

    Instead of reading the bible and trying to reconcile what you read with what you see as right, you will be missing the point. The bible is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. I think its meant for showing you where your mind needs to be renewed and showing you how to renew it.

  2. you have a very good point mark.

    but, unsupported, your point only goes so far. isn't that what proponents of alternate religions would say about their sacred texts as well?

    is the Koran also intended to amend your schema of right, wrong and ugly?

    (i don't say this to discourage anyone. i just want to talk about these things.)

  3. Regardless of what the Koran says, or what Mormons think, you believe in the Bible.

    You don't believe in the Koran, so why go there.

    Romans says be transformed by the renewing of your mind. If you wont decide to agree with what God does, you are going to have a problem with it. Thats just logic.

    God does stuff. You know He's doing the right thing. You can spend time arguing with Him and questioning His motives and actions, but there's no point.

    And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.
    ~John 3:19-21

    For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
    So are My ways higher than your ways,
    And My thoughts than your thoughts.
    ~Isaiah 55:9

    Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
    And lean not on your own understanding;
    ~Proverbs 3:5