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#atheist Are you Disappointed with God b/c IF He exists He is Silent and Hidden? #DWG

Richard wrote a Christian book. When #God disappointed him, Richard became an #atheist #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist Richard, like you assumed that #God should not disappoint us, be silent and hidden.  #DWG #Jesus #jesustweeters

#atheist There was a time in history when #God was neither silent OR hidden!   This chapter in the mini-tweet series will examine that time #DWG

#atheist Genesis ends with a tiny family who knew #God going to Egypt to escape famine.  Their few names are recorded in the Bible. #DWG

#atheist then next Bible book, Exodus opens with the people of #God – large in number now in slavery in Egypt.   They’d been there for 400 years! #DWG #jesustweeters #Jesus

#atheist There are no sermons preached on the 400 years #God’s people were in Egypt!  When God is silent, could it be that silence causes disappointment?

#atheist Certainly God’s people were disappointed when #God was silent for twice the number of years that the US has been a nation. #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist Things changed for God’s people when Moses came on the scene.   God was no longer silent or hidden!   This chapter will examine what happened.

#atheist When Moses came, God said, “You have suffered long enough.  Now you will see what I can do!”  God showed his power.  #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist In the days of Moses God’s power was seen on a scale so massive that no one in Egypt missed it.  #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist Moses requested of Pharaoh to let the people of #God leave.  Pharaoh would not comply.  God gave Egypt a reason to listen to Him. #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist Pharaoh and the people of Egypt saw billions of frogs, gnats, flies, hailstones and locusts.  #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist Pharaoh had a hard heart just like many of you.  He refused to listen to #God.  So, God kept escalating His voice #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist This message is a gentle call to listen to word about #God.  If you don’t – death WILL occur, just as it occurred in Egypt.  #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist When Pharaoh would not listen & let God’s people go, he sent the angel of death.  Every first born Egyptian died. #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist I believe that if Pharaoh had refused to listen again, every Egyptian would have died. #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist Be warned, you will not escape God’s voice; you will die and then you will KNOW God. #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

So, #atheist Pharaoh let the people of #God leave.  For 40 years they He led them with a pillar of cloud and fire #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist the response of the people of #God to seeing Him offers important insight into the inherent limits of power on the heart of man #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist Power can do many things:  concentration camps used power to make people renounce #God, kill and bury friends & family

#atheist   Power can do many things, but it cannot control love.  You cannot force people to love you. #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist The fact that love does not operate to the rules of power can help explain why God sometimes seems shy to use His power #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist God showed his power by leading His people in the days of Moses and immediately His people began to rebel, big rebellions #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist Seeing God, being led by #God did not bring about love and faithfulness in His people #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist Those impressive displays of #God’s power that YOU ask for will NOT bring you to love #God  #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist KNOWING #God exists without loving or serving Him does not benefit YOU, God or anyone else #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist Just as love complicates every life, existence for #God is complicated for God because He desires our love & His power doesn’t foster love #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist When God’s love is spurned, the Lord of the Universe FEELS in some way helpless, like a parent who loses his child just as love complicates every life #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist Scripture records His love for His People: On the day you were born, no one cut your cord or washed you to make you clean contd #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist continued You were thrown into an open field.  You were despised.  I passed by and saw you kicking in your blood. contd #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist continued I said to you, “LIVE!” I made you grow. You were a beautiful jewel with long hair, naked breast contd #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist continued I saw you were old enough for love. I covered your nakedness with my garment and made a covenant with you contd #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist continued I washed you, anointed you, clothed you with a beautiful dress, shoes and jewelry and put a crown on your head #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist When God led his people out of Egypt He gave them a bittersweet song about favored times then betrayal, then curses and afflictions #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist #God’s presence pervaded every aspect of His people’s lives:  sex, diet, clothing.  Being his chosen people was hard.  #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist the closer #God was to people paradoxically, the more distant they felt from Him.  Listen to their words: contd #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist continued:  “Let us not hear the voice of the Lord our God nor see his great fire anymore or we will die!” contd #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist continued: “Who of us can dwell with a consuming fire?” #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

#atheist Is it possible that we should be GRATEFUL for #God’s hiddenness?  Is it possible that seeing God face to face would not be to YOUR liking? #DWG #jesustweeters #God #Jesus

Part 1 - http://kingdominsight.ning.com/forum/topics/pt-1-disappointment-wit...

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 I am in no way disappointed with any  God's but I am a little upset at the Easter Bunny and Santa Clause.

Don't get me started with them darn sneaky leprechauns.

Cute.

 

How did you like my mini-series?   I have other chapters to add when I have time.

James said:

 I am in no way disappointed with any  God's but I am a little upset at the Easter Bunny and Santa Clause.

Don't get me started with them darn sneaky leprechauns.

 If you were telling of Richard Dawkins in line two you would be wrong.He never wrote a Christian book he's been an atheist sense his mid-teens.

 

I have read some of Philip Yancey work and listened to him a few times. I do like that he has a big problem with U.S. evangelicalism having become associated with the Religious Right, including American power, aggression and intolerance.

 In January he spoke at a  conference of the Gay Christian Network in Denver. He said he has "taken an incredible amount of heat" for doing it.  What a shame...

Bloggers are also calling the influential magazine that has long run his columns, Christianity Today, to cut all ties with him.

 

  Philip Yancey  fully supports  evolution so I like him...

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