God is reality. Completely bizarre, all-powerful, and worthy of respect and awe. One doesn't always feel connected or even appreciative of that, but when you do connect to it, it's humbling and inspiring.
Answer: God is a Spirit, in and of himself infinite in being, glory, blessedness, and perfection; all-sufficient, eternal, unchangeable, incomprehensible, every where present, almighty, knowing all things, most wise, most holy, most just, most merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.
Thinking about God brings about feelings of guilt at times, but more often feelings of joy and peace. My feelings of guilt go against my knowledge and beliefs about God.
I'll also mention that I think a very unique thing about the triune God that I believe in is that he is that it is possible to say that he is, will be and has always been love. That is before creation love existed because there were always three persons within the godhead engaged in a loving relationship. At no time was the triune God a solitary and loveless entity.
This is of course a great mystery and so while I'm likely to think of love when I think of God I'm also likely to get a headache trying to make sense of it all.
Take the weakest thing in you
And then beat the bastards with it
And always hold on when you get love
So you can let go when you give it
The word "God" generates thoughts about an entity or entities that others believe in. When this entity/ies or its belief is pushed onto me through religious force feeding, it annoys me.
This. To add: God in my opinion isn't necessarily a being more than an ideal and a concept, one that gives Humanity something to aspire to. As human beings we are not perfect, but God is, and so, if we could be more like God we could become "more perfect" in our actions, thoughts, and behaviors, which I believe is the ultimate goal of religion and spirituality in general.
How would you define it? When you hear the word, what kind of feelings does it evoke - contempt, peace, hope, despair etc.? Anything else you want to add?
What I think about the word "god" can vary greatly depending on the context that the word is being used.
However if I am thinking about God myself then I think of things like: Creator, Redeemer, Almighty, my ultimate leader, my forever friend. Thinking about God gives me peace, security, hope and compassion for other people.
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