I was hoping for some help here. I have a friend who seems to be pulling away from God and the Church. His other friend is trying to help him. I was asked for help but before I reply to my friend I was hoping for some advise I’m not here to debate But I would like to post the letter my friend sent and ask how you would reply? ---------------------------------- Roger once again asks a already answered question: Tell me Lee how can you worship the Being in the book if you do not believe the book? How many ways Can I Possibly Say What I believe, so that you Understand what I believe, and do not try to view it from what you believe which I DON"T Belive. Does anybody think they understand what I thought I said? These are the answerS Roger: 1. God speaks to US all who believe through our spirit. Bet there has been more than one time that you said God moved you to do one thing or the other. The author's of the bible did not have a fireside chat with the supreme being! They also received the urge inside their spirit, which they phrased as "God Said". Not GOD SAID in the LITERAL, God said in the heart/spirit/mind. 2. The authors were Inspired to write, not acting as stenographers. 3. The authors were FAR REMOVED by 100s even 1000s of years from the Subject People in the accounts. 4. The authors were limited to the knowledge of THEIR day. In our day, a 3rd grader most likely is a superior intellect, and more worldly knowledable than they. 5. People cannot seperate themselves from the aspect of the world as THEY understand it. 6. God speaks in ways that transcends time, or better put, in ways that has truth for all generations, based on their knowledge of the world in which THEY live in. 7. The history of Mankind is repleat with examples of misconceptions made by the church, based on looking at scriptures with their predecessors thinking. 8. Nothing I believe violates that God is central to the whole of everything, nor that Jesus was God manifest in the flesh to save us from eternal death. 9. The scientific evidence today that challenges the church is no different than the scientific that challenged the church and WON all those times before...before you ask what Left at..."before you ask what am I speaking of" And continuing item 9 of my message FOR you... a. The earth is not stationary in the heavens. b. The earth is not the center of the solar system c. Some of those lights ain't stars, they are PLANETS d. God is not possible of tiring (Genesis 2:2) e. Light existed prior to the Genesis account of the Sun, Moon and Stars being placed in the heavens, yet DAY one has a morning and evening. f. Evening and Morning do not make a day, Evening to Evening or Morning to Morning DOES! 10. God is speaking to us today on our frequency, not on the channels meant for 6000 B.C. 11. That same book says that interpretations will become more clear with each generation. Probably because new knowledge will shed new light on em...HUH? 12. I have not Questioned GOD at all, NO I BEG TO DIFFER. I am questioning YOU, and every other HUMAN whom has, does now, or ever will say that the answers back then, are the answers today. BECAUSE, I might as well turn my spirit off altogether if GOD Doesn't reveal new interpretations based on newly acquired knowledge (Worldly that is). If what they believed back then were true...the SUN would be in the third orbit of the Earth, not visa versa...like it IS. 13. And the GRAND POO BAH of em all....I ASKED GOD to help me understand it better, and GOD answered my prayer. You can keep believing in the past all you want...have at it. And for the next few generations at least you may keep a fairly large number of folks that believe just like you do, because they are afraid to ASK GOD for fear that it is QUESTIONING HIM. In your subject title of course, Questioning really meant doubting. You DON'T have to DOUBT to ask for understanding...now DO YOU? Please never suggest that I doubt GOD again....That is between me and God, not me and Roger! thanks in advance.