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To do this, I have to do away with the old prejudice that our "enlightenment" and the earlier religious values are incompatible. People rightly seek to be embedded in the largest possible frame of reference. However, knowledge and reason alone cannot provide the security in which God wants us to be included.
Genesis, for example, has conclusive explanations about the beginnings of our existence. Well, the Bible conveys pictorial periods of creation to an old understanding; it still offers us considered, conclusive answers.
Because what made the big bang pop, space & time and the elements? To our mortality and our origins, all the clever, successful, exact science gives zero meaningful and calm answers.
Without will, information, perfect wisdom, highest love, (God's) omnipotence or absolute truth, this planned life development can never have started the long way into the splendid appearance!
Therefore, nothing becomes nothing - life comes from the living God! We shouldn't want to disconnect from that! Therefore, we are - faster than ever - similar to an embryo before its approaching birth:
"Human life is like the course of a river. At the moment of conception, a person arises as if from an invisible source, grows up for nine months, before flowing into the world through a bottleneck like a river between rock walls. But then it grows again, as if it continued to flow on this earth from year to year, finally flowing through the gorge of death into the ocean of eternity.
In other words, man goes through different worlds as he enters the finale of life. First he lives in the world of his mother's body. There it grows from a small, tiny embryo to a fully grown infant of nine months. Then he leaves the world of the womb, dies for that world and is born into the world of the "earthly body".
If he gets too old for the world of the womb, he can no longer live there and has to go out as if he had to die. But at that moment he begins to live among us, tiny and small, without consciousness of his own.
Then he grows and begins to run, finishes school, grows up to be a young person, an adult person, and later an old man or an old woman, and finally, having matured again, out of the body of this world into another , eternal, to be born into the world of God.
Life does not end with being old, but one becomes ripe for another life. Just as a child did not end its life after nine months in the womb, but became mature to be born in another world. It is interesting that the child lives in the womb but the mother does not see it. She cannot touch her, knows nothing about them and has to ask what is actually outside the shell of the womb.
Similarly, the person who lives here on earth feels like in a strange body. He does not see who sent him to earth, whose sympathetic and gentle hands hold and carry him, what is outside of earthly life, where the end of the universe is, whether the universe has an end at all and where God is. Just as a child is in the mother, moves, there is without knowing where the mother is.
People say they do not know and cannot know whether there is God. They are similar to the child who says that it cannot know whether there is a mother. But the mother feeds it, takes care of it, is tender to it. And if the mother is angry or happy, the child feels it in the womb. It is similar with us in the "body" of this earth.
We don't know where God is and we wonder if he can be seen and heard. But God is there for us like a mother is for her child and like the sea is there for the fish that swim in it. "... More about this can be found in his book:
How to heal family and marriage.
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Need teaches us to pray, and even through a bad conscience, improvement can be practiced and old actions can be turned into good deeds. Then ONE came! His name is Jesus - that means Savior. He taught us, and continues to teach us today - we need one another, and we need release from the collective debt accumulation through Christ. His knowledge, his promise - God will prepare "a new heaven and a new earth" for us - is decisive! Let's get ready for God's loving provision and look for His presence.
As a prayer, I also understand that from other images of God as effective and healing. Completely without blame - we are dependent on a we and a togetherness, yes! We can only get through there together and have to pray together for the unifying light at the end of the tunnel.
This time as "origin" instead of the former "big bang" 13.81 billion years ago. And - only those who live turned towards the good will find an easy death - in the eventual return home. For Christians through the Reconciler, Son of God.
Science, technology, profit-oriented action and the striving for expansion are ultimately not at all too much at odds with God's commission to us humans, which has always accompanied our histories and our religious ambitions. With trust and life affirmation, real eternity arises in fellowship with God, our Father - as the good, beautiful and true goal.
Therefore we should and may be patient with the whole world, and first with ourselves! There are still too many who are striving materially higher and higher and who find it difficult to forego the wide range of consumer goods.
The car industry, for example, has succeeded in using our "Liebkind Auto" in the form of e-vehicles (which in soulless, robot factories evacuated by humans) to be brought to the streets. Unfortunately, still with excessive ranges, high prices and the old heavyweight - the earliest possible improvement will decide!