The Growth of Our Beliefs

(This is not a psychic prediction of the future but rather what I’ve come to understand and see active within people.)

There are a few principles to consider that are readily at work within the forming of our chosen beliefs.
1. We believe that which we believe, because we want to believe it. It serves us, in some way. It can serve the selfishness inside us, or it can serve the selflessness inside us – and both at the same time.
2. We don’t believe that which we don’t believe, because we don’t want to believe it. It serves us to not believe it. We choose, or rather, we exercise our freewill with what we do not believe, in the same manner that we choose or exercise freewill in what we do believe.
3. What we believe in may or may not be true.
4. Our beliefs are built from the ground up, through our ongoing years beginning with and coming from our parents, authority figures as a child and adult, books, the media, our personal experiences, our inner feelings, our thoughts, our emotions, our understandings, and our own relationships to every different individuals to which our beliefs are connected. Then add past-lives into that, too, if so inclined.
5. It’s possible to believe something to be true and it be false. It’s also possible to believe something to be false, that is true.
6. With regards to spiritual matters and subjects, each individual comes to build their own paradigm of beliefs by using all the same inner tools that everyone else uses to build their paradigm of their beliefs. The outer individual resources will be different, but the inner workings and inner tools are the same. These inner tools are 1) having thoughts and ideas, 2) experiencing feelings and emotions, 3) learning from one’s own experiences and 4) exercising freewill.
7. God has given us all unique and different experiences, as well as unique past developmental influences and factors to build our own beliefs. We can gain more by sharing amongst each other.
8. Gossip and Gospel are not the same, but they can easily become confused, with some thinking each is the other.
9. Question: What would the world be like if everyone believed exactly the same way on everything that ever existed?
10. It is best that we don’t believe everything we hear. It is also best that we don’t believe everything we say.
11. We cannot build our own personal relationship with God, through someone else’s beliefs and thoughts in someone else’s mind, and someone else’s feelings in someone else’s heart.
12. If Jesus Christ has always and will exist for eternity, it gives to reason that there is time to find out about Him, even from Him personally.
13. Rarely is life black and white. More often, its colored in the other billions of colors in between black and white.
14. Most problems arise when we think our perspective and understanding of something is complete and finished.
15. Those that know Jesus Christ today, know the Jesus Christ that walked 2000 years ago. Those that don’t know Jesus Christ today, don’t know the Jesus Christ that walked 2000 years ago.
16. There are many of us humans who don’t believe in Christ, because we are deeply angry and resentful at Him.
17. Do we really want the truth? If we really want it, we must go to the source of the truth – anywhere else means we want something other than the truth, instead.
18. Contrary to popular opinion, God does not deny us information and answers to our questions put to Him/Her, but contrary to popular opinion, we usually have an agenda on what we expect, what we want, and what we’ll accept as the answer.
19. If God is involved, EVERYTHING is possible and ANYTHING can happen.
20. We may release others from the prison chains of having to feel, think or believe the same way we do. We may release ourselves from the prison chains of having to feel, think or believe the same way others do.
21. Just because we don’t believe something, doesn’t mean it’s not true. It just means we don’t believe it. Likewise, just because we believe something to be true, doesn’t mean it’s true. It just means we believe it to be true.
22. Just because someone judges us to be wrong, doesn’t mean we’re wrong. It only means they’re judging us to be wrong. Likewise, just because someone is judging us to be right, doesn’t mean we’re right. It just means they’re judging us to be right.
23. What we don’t believe in – only limits ourselves. It doesn’t limit others or the truth.
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