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Posted by Anna Kiappes | September 28th, 2011 at 12:51 pm
He has different personalities, different names, and different faces, but he is the same person: God. He is known as the creator, the one who threw the earth into existence, but why do people have strained relationship with him? Why do they think he will smite them whenever they do something bad?
I’ve always thought that God is kind of a grandfather type character; someone elderly with a long beard that cares for you unconditionally. While He is disappointed when one does bad things, He knows that you are not perfect and that is why He loves us. As it says in John 3:16, “for God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believed in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” Other books of worship like the Tanakh and the Quran also talk about God’s love for His people.
I believe that people should investigate their relationship with God and try to strengthen it. He created us because He loves us and we should give some of that love back. People also shouldn’t be scared about talking to God. He’s there to listen and help you as best as He can.
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Posted by Anna Kiappes | July 14th, 2011 at 3:56 pm
I am completely addicted to True Blood. If you have not watched or do not know about the show, it’s about vampires and other supernatural creatures living among humans. Weird, I know. You might ask yourself what does this have to do with Faith and Religion? Well, in the show there is a church that is against supernatural creatures and wants to destroy them. They’re leading point in the discussion is that Jesus and God were the only ones who could have special abilities like rising from the dead.
The main characters point (and mine too) is God and Jesus taught us to love everyone even our enemies. Also to forgive others as we ask for forgiveness. While I know True Blood is a make believe situation, I think we can learn something from it. Just because someone is of a different race, religion, gender, whatever, they are not evil. We should celebrate those differences because that is what makes us unique. We should also look past the differences and look at the similarities. You might find a new friend that can change your life.
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Posted by Anna Kiappes | July 11th, 2011 at 11:06 am
This time last year I wanted to know where God was. I was going through a rough time and I felt like God had left me when I needed him most. I remember being angry because no matter how hard I prayed I felt like I wasn’t getting any answers. It was the first time in my life that I felt that God wasn’t listening, and maybe he didn’t have a plan.
I tried talking to my parents about what I was feeling, but I didn’t know what to say. I had gone to church all my life and then to say to my parents, “You know. I don’t think God is there anymore.” They would most likely flip out. After that, I kept what I was feeling to myself and focused on getting ready for my junior year at school. When I got back to University in August, I had an email from my bible study leader, John, inviting the group to meet in a few days. I decided to go and asked John if he could meet me before the meeting to talk. (more…)