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JAPOV
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11/09/2019 5:02 pm  

It was not always a question

Wether to believe

Despite my limitation

Or what I can perceive

 

I feel so removed

It’s a blessing and a curse

God can’t be improved

But I could do much worse

 

Still, I am not satisfied…..

 

For love of His creation

God paid the full price

Conquered hell and damnation

With just one sacrifice

 

What more should I expect

Of divine perfection

Lord forgive my intellect 

And my love for distraction 

 

Still, I am not satisfied…..

 

It was not always a question

Wether to believe

Despite my limitation

Or what I can perceive

 

All is as it was

And will be as foretold

Oh, but to know

Like those saints of old

 

Oh, what a blessing

To be made in His image…..

 

Still, I am not satisfied…..


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ckiphen
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11/09/2019 5:13 pm  

Liking this one!

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Gavin
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11/09/2019 6:12 pm  

I like it too. As you know, I'm not very religious but I do appreciate sincerity in religious songs and that's what I get here. I'm a bit uneasy with the line, "Lord forgive my intellect." Why do you need forgiveness for something God gave you?

 

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JAPOV
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11/09/2019 11:32 pm  

Hmmmm........ Failed again.

Lol.... I know what I was writing about but I don’t think it’s getting across. It's not about losing faith... It’s about how, at a core fundamental level, I'm still human despite faith. A common misconception among "religious types" is that dutiful, regimented, disciplined faith... and a new suit... will make you perfect and worthy. I generally find that kind of faith... or attitude... just makes you a hypocrite. I try to be penitent, not perfect.... and I still fail 😎 

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ckiphen
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11/09/2019 11:33 pm  

Amen!

carroll kiphen


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YrralMallik
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12/09/2019 11:12 am  

Enjoyed Da Read.I can relate to this one my friend.

Larry G. Killam


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Gavin
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12/09/2019 8:47 pm  

@japov

I get what you're saying, Tony. It's just that one line that gets me. The idea that in order to be close to God you have to renounce your intellect, or at least apologize for it. If we are made in God's image, then doesn't that include our capacity for reason? I don't think you mean to suggest that we have to be dumb to believe or that thinking deeply devalues faith. Or maybe I'm misreading it and what you mean is that it is the quality of your intellect that needs forgiveness, that, in your humility, you know that you don't have the smarts it would take to understand God more deeply?  

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JAPOV
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12/09/2019 11:36 pm  

You're right to say that our intellect is a gift, in fact it's a small portion of God's own intellect. However, just like everything else in life, it’s what we do with it that matters. Mankind’s history indicates that we have an inexhaustible capacity for intellectualizing everything  in order to justify anything. We even apply our intellect to God's word instead of taking it at face value.... That’s the problem with God's word, our limited intellect turns it into "religion".

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