Faith Forum: Does God speak directly to humans?
Do God communicate with humans through messengers/deities/angels/saints/inspired-persons/sages/intermediaries/representatives? Does God communicate with humans through messengers/deities/angels/saints/inspired-persons/sages/intermediaries/representatives? Does God communicate with humans through messengers/deities/angels/saints/inspired-persons/sages/intermediaries/representatives
LEARN HOW TO HEAR GOD
Priest: God speaks to everyone, but we must learn to listen to him. “God so loved the world,” says the Gospel, and as a result, he speaks to us through his Church and the voices of his priests and pastors.
GOD’S REALITY — DIRECT COMMUNICATION INACCESSIBLE
The purpose of God’s manifestations is to mediate and make God’s will known to us, according to Baha’u’llah, and our own transcendent connection is through prayers and readings revealed by God’s messengers.
YES … GOD SPEAKS!
Yes, God speaks! Over 2,000 times in the Old Testament, phrases like “And God spoke to Moses” or “the word of the Lord came to Jonah” are found. But now that the Bible is complete, any word from God must be backed up by the Bible.
SPIRITS DON’T QUALIFY AS GOD
Because they did not believe in a personal God who answered prayers, the Founding Fathers did not pray. Some people have claimed that spiritual beings communicate with them; it is possible that spirits exist, but none of them qualify as God. Most psychics claim to be theists.
THREE MEANS OF COMMUNICATION
Allah (SWT) spoke to some of the prophets, such as Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH), through revelations that came as dreams, and since no prophets will come after Muhammad, communication between Allah and humans is limited to revelations through dreams.
NEVER A DOUBT!
Monique Jacobs: God has a long history of speaking directly to humans; the trick, she says, is to set aside time for silence. God is patient, and we must be as well. Jacobs: Our hearts should be open and expectant; don’t worry about “doing it right.”
DOES THE UNIVERSE TALK?
Because Buddhism is a non-theistic worldview, this is not a central question. Brahma encouraged the Buddha to go forth and teach shortly after his enlightenment, and sutras recount many gods listening intently to the Buddha’s important discourses.
God speaks to us in a variety of ways, depending on our needs; sometimes His voice is felt, and other times it is audible; God invites us to seek His voice, and He responds. Quiet spiritual promptings can be just as powerful and life-changing if we listen and act.
THE SPIRIT KNOWS WHY …
Brian E. Melendez: The-Creator-of-All-Things can communicate with any of us, at any time, in any way; the Great Spirit’s might and reach know no bounds. Tribal spirituality is strengthened by the use of customs, rituals, and ceremonies.
EVERY MOMENT THROUGH EVERYTHING
According to some, hagacha pratit is a fundamental concept that everything one sees, hears, feels, or experiences is a gift from the Holy One. Maimonides believes that the Creator and Creations are inextricably linked, and that our intentions and desires are linked to G-d’s intervention.
GOD SPEAKS? ARE YOU LISTENING?
Next week’s topic is: Is “dying well” an art? Jason D. Guinasso, Esq., associate pastor at Ministerio Palabra de Vida and legal counsel for several local churches.
What religions pray to the same God?
Despite the fact that Muslims, Christians, and Jews all worship the same complex God, they all believe that their religion contains the full and final revelation of the same God, which is where their unity comes from.
What religion does not pray to God?
Buddhists, unlike Christians, Jews, and Muslims, do not worship a deity; they revere and respect the Buddha, but do not regard him as a God.
Do Sikhs believe in Jesus?
Sikhs do not believe that Jesus is God because Sikhism teaches that God is neither born nor dead, and because Jesus was born and lived a human life, he cannot be God; however, Sikhs respect all faiths. Encouraged in the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, most Protestants only pray directly to God.
What is the form of prayer that directly accepts God as God?
Adoration/Blessing Praise is a type of prayer that recognizes God as God right away.
Does every religion have a God?
Most religions and denominations point to the same God, but many have evolved over time and many are still forming in order to connect or have a relationship with that God.
Do Muslims worship the same God as Christians?
Most mainstream Muslims would agree that they worship the same God as Christians or Jews, as Zeki Saritoprak, an Islamic studies professor at John Carroll University in Cleveland, points out in the Quran, where Jacob asks his sons who they will worship after his death.
Can I pray if I don’t believe in God?
You don’t have to believe in God for prayer to work, which makes sense because you don’t have to subscribe to any particular religion or believe in any God to meditate, and the same is true of prayer, though Harris isn’t aware of it. You can be a praying atheist, or a “pray-theist,” if you prefer.
What are the 4 types of prayer?
u201cPrayer is the raising of the mind and heart to God or the requesting of good things from God,u201d writes John Damascene. This definition encompasses the four main types of prayer: adoration, contrition, thanksgiving, and supplication.
What is the best prayer to God?
Loved God, I pray that you will comfort me in my suffering, strengthen the hands of my healers, and bless the methods used to cure me; give me such faith in the power of your grace that I may put my complete trust in you even when I am afraid; through our Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
Do Sikhs drink alcohol?
Alcohol consumption is often associated with Punjabi culture, but it is forbidden in Sikhism. While the vast majority of non-baptised Sikhs do not have a problem with it, a small number of Punjabi Sikh women do.
What is the holy book of Sikhs?
The Sikh religion’s teachings were passed down from Guru to Guru and then written down in the Guru Granth Sahib, a very special book.
Do Sikhs eat meat?
The Sikh religion forbids the use of alcohol and other intoxicants, as well as the consumption of meat, as the principle is to keep the body pure. All gurdwaras are required to follow the Sikh code, known as the Akal Takht Sandesh, which is issued by India’s highest Sikh authority.
What are the 7 prayers?
Confession, Salvation, Release, Submission, Praise, Promise, and Blessing are among the seven life-changing prayers that help readers find renewal and transformation in their spiritual lives.
What are the 5 main types of prayer?
The Five Different Kinds of Prayer
- Type 1 u2013 Worship and Praise, which acknowledges God for who He is.
- Type 2 u2013 Petition and Intercession.
- Type 3 u2013 Supplication.
- Type 4 u2013 Thanksgiving.
- Type 5 u2013 Spiritual Warfare.