Can you remember how much the world changed after 9/11
You believed that the middle eastern people were barbaric terrorist and you would support the war to kill millions of innocent people, you believed they're not us anyway so why do we care. You have surely paid for this in the loss of your freedom, your life and your mental illness as a society, the UK has the 2nd highest increase in mental ilness in the world, right behind the USA which is the sickest country in the world!
You should turn back from your evil ways for if not you can't imagine the scale of the change you will face if you believe Covid-19.
There is a force behind the dark objective of Covid-19 being brought into the world by evil men, the force behind them is the devil.
This is not some theoretical thing rather this is a spiritual WAR.
You have to start on this spiritual war because humanity can win and it is written in the Bible, though you have to take action.
The first thing you have to do is to repent your sins, then to accept Jesus Christ into your life and accept him as your saviour and believe on him, you will be saved. Then buy the King James Version Bible and read it every day and pray everyday to Jesus Christ to guide you everyday to fight in this spiritual war.
Sheila - nicely put and I agree. We may not have to wait long!
The problem is the satanic cabal/the puppeteers...To paraphrase Bill Shakespeare.." All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely...PUPPETS". We are being played and now must stop it...we must take back our freedom.
I am not religious and believe in the Darwinian theory. Where was God when you needed him most, he closed his house down and refused you entry, I'd drop him like a hot cake. Try just doing onto people what you would have them do onto you instead.
Regarding the question about why create you and give you free will is because He loves you so much and made you above the beasts of the field that He wants you to consciously love Him in return, you don't have to but there are consequences if you don't due to the laws of creation, e.g. don't run in front of a car, don't jump off a building, don't put your hand in a bee hive etc... The next question could be why create anything, the reason that I think He did that but its not confirmed in the Bible as far as I understand it is because He doesn't want to be alone.
The facts are clear in that those forces behind the manipulation of mankind to turn people away from God depend on and believe in the Devil, they say every idea they had was received from the Devil and they communicate with it.
The question you have can be tackled intellectually however in the end you need to look at the obvious and go with your guts as does many people, we are sitting on a huge pile of mud called Earth that is spinning in the middle of space, which is a part of some magnifiscent order that is clearly no accident.
To note, the highest ideal in Christianity is Love, this is quite clear in Jesus Christ's sermons in the Bible.
Everyday there is going to be some extreme event that will seperate those who believe in God and those who consciously reject Him, the people that reject Him will burn in hell forever.
I assume that those who do not consciously reject God will see more and more evidence as time goes by, thou you have all the evidence right in front of you from the begining. Buy the Bible, read it, everything is in there.
While I don't doubt there are some dark forces at play today, maybe it is my long steeped atheism that prevents me from absorbing lots of fundamental Christian ideas. Repentance is one.
I just Googled it to make sure we're talking about the same thing:
The doctrine of repentance as taught in the Bible is a call to persons to make a radical turn from one way of life to another. The repentance (metanoia) called for throughout the Bible is a summons to a personal, absolute and ultimate unconditional surrender to God as Sovereign.
If this means recognising that I am here because of God ie. they created me, I have no problem with that. If it means I should do everything they say, why bother making me and giving me independent thoughts, dreams and desires then? Seems a little silly to me.
As far as Jesus is concerned, I don't believe he was the Son of God, any more than I am THE Son of God. Surely, we're all sons and daughters of God, aren't we?
I always thought 'repent your sins', meant think on for all the wrongs you have done in your life (and still do, even after Googling the meaning above). It's only by reflecting on these 'sins' or 'mistakes', that you can hopefully learn from them and not repeat them.
I think LOVE is the answer to everything. If you show love to your neighbour, there will be no racism. You will have little ego by respecting your neighbour irrespective of whether you actually like them. I'm not pretending it's an easy thing to do. Lord knows, I get it wrong frequently. But hopefully by 'reflecting' on those mistakes (maybe what is called 'repenting'), then hopefully I'll learn from it, not do it next time and in doing so, spread a bit more LOVE around.
I don't know what 'religion' if any those ideas fall within, but the idea we have 'free will' but are expected to show complete obedience to the Creator, seems like a paradox to me.
Just my tuppence worth......