Monday, December 09, 2013

The Heart of God

We are probably all familiar with the scene from the Matrix where Neo is waiting for the Oracle. He meets a mystic boy  who is bending spoons with his mind. The boy offers a spoon to Neo.
Boy:  Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth.
Neo:  What truth?
Boy:  There is no spoon.
Neo:  There is no spoon?
Boy:  Then you’ll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.
I was a Christian for about 30 years.  During that time, my Christianity moved from Hell-fire certainty to Universal brotherhood.  In all those years I heard countless people telling me what the heart of God is... words upon words.  Then one day, I had a conversation with that mystic boy.
Boy:  Do not try to find the heart of God. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth.
Me:  What truth?
Boy:  There is no God.
Me:  There is no God?
Boy:  Then you’ll see, that it is not the heart of God that you are discovering, it is only yourself.
I came to realize that my shift from believing in a God who could send his children to Hell, to no longer believing that was even remotely possible, had nothing to do with a change in God. It was a change in me.  With that insight, came the realization that everyone's view of God is merely a reflection of their own heart. That pastor, or rabbi, or priest, or believer who is telling you about God is really only telling you about their own heart. They know nothing of any deity.

None of us do.


val said...

The Bible is the book of the knowledge of good and evil. The KJV must be rightly divided 2 Tim 2:15 God's way Isa 28:9-10 and of his spirit to understand it.
God chose a woman to deliver Rev 12:5-6 the true word John 1:1, Acts 3:21-23 like unto Moses Deut 18:18 proving the power of God as Elijah Matt 17:3, Luke 1:17. The proof of what I tell you is in the hearing. If you love God with all your heart, soul and mind then obey God's word Matt 4:4 and prove ALL things 1 Thes 5:21.
Our heavenly Father will not put any child of his into a hell fire no matter what their sins. It never entered the heart or mind of God to ever do such a thing Jer7:31, Jer 19:5. The witness is on these websites, God only gives his Holy Spirit to those who obey him Acts 5:32. If you are not keeping his commandments his way you do not know him. The word Gospel means Good Tale. The true Gospel is now delivered as a witness Matt 24:14.

Michelle said...

Fantastic post, and who could ask for a better exhibit A (above)? I recently watched The Matrix again and also thought about this scene a lot in view of my leaving religion, but could never have brought it together the way you did here. Bravo!

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Andrew said...

Thanks Michelle! It is interesting to go back and watch the Matrix now from an unbelieving perspective :)

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