Without being critical I think you are being humanistic. I take the word of God at face value. Yes my logical mind questions so much but I do whole heartedly believe in the virgin birth and the physical resurrection b/c it is stated as true. I know I have had many manifestations from the Lord so I guess for me it is very easy to have and trust faith.
With this pregnancy I struggled with the Lord. He told me for 6 months to have this baby and I kept fighting him...I refused to take my IUD out..I got an infection and it had to come out...I was actively avoiding and charting and He told me the baby will be born in May...I begged for more time (b/c we are SO financially unstable)...despite my efforts to not get pregnant I am pregnant and due May 9th...
Sometimes you need to have blind faith. I will say though that His word has been research and researched over and over trying to disprove it or trying to prove it. There was a good documentary I saw on this...Anyone know what I'm talking about? Anyway God's grace and love have been proven over and over again by the lives that drastically change when they give themselves to Him.
As far as heaven goes I just don't over think it I will serve God in heaven and be at peace.
I dont think you are being critical - I asked. Yeah, I can see that the humanistic tendencies in what i was saying. But, I still believe in Jesus as Lord. I believe he has changed people throughout the ages. I believe he is the Son of God. I follow what the bible says, I just am not sure everything is literal. But, I kinda feel like I have blind faith in the Lord. I mean, I see His work around me, but I dont have concrete, scientific evidence of his existence. Know what I mean?
Congratulations on your pregnancy. I can tell from your post that is was a mixed blessing for you.
I do not pick and choose what to believe. There are no lines int he sand about what I will take and what i will reject. If there is a teaching i do no agree I conform to it. Of course that is easier for me since I belong to a church with athourity and a history to stand on. they know what they belive, why and where that teaching came from. I go with the historical church and what they believe as far as interpreting scripture, worship and functioning as a body.
There are things I just do not care too much about. Literal seven day creation (I know it is possible but could care less about the details of how it actually happened), end times (so long as i am ready for my end time) and all of that. I am more concerned about the condition of my soul today than picking apart the details of things we can never know for certain and that really have no bearing on our personal salvation. I think people often focus on those things because it takes the focus off of their souls and sin and need for repentance and submission to God. Ok i will get off my soap box now LOL.
See, I feel like I sort of follow your last paragraph. I am more concerned with my soul and following Him, than I am with the details of his birth, creation, etc. Does believeing in the virgin birth effect my soul when i truly believe in Him? I am not sure. Do I have to believe in a bodily resurrection when i believe his spirit and essence were resurrected?
I hate to think of myself as a picker-and-chooser, but maybe I am. BNut, even if I am, it is notto the point of doing my own thing, i still follow His word, I just have trouble with some of the details.