Stop and listen

Take away your internetts. Take away your books. Take away your experiences. Take away your family. Take away your deeds. Take away your borrowed thoughts. Now then.

Find yourself deep down in the pit. The pit of excruciating truth where you must face the thunder and blistering revelation found in the crucible of your conscience.

And it’s not a bad idea to shut the mouth, stop with the excuses, and listen to that still small voice.

Now if you are able, I dare you to say in complete honesty: ‘there is no God.’  Careful now, the word is complete honesty.  And if you say you can do it, perhaps you need to spend more time in the pit, or remove more of the intertoobs influence from your mind.

Living on borrowed thoughts is such poor nutrition for the soul. When all else is stripped from a person’s being, all that is left is the Creator. Period. Of course. It is the genius of the Designer to equip His creatures with His knowledge, so there can be absolutely NO excuses, no defense, no crying of ‘no evidence,’ for the fabric of life is enmeshed with the very breath of man, thanks be to God.

So, stop your bitchin, and give God the glory. After all, He owns it all, and pay attention to the thunder.  And after that, you will see that God and His word are very good. He has not moved. He has not changed. But ah, how His creatures have moved and changed.

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Lying is so unbefitting of they who say they are truthful. It is one thing to lie to others. It is quite the thing to lie to ourselves. There is no God?  You are lying to yourself. Gotta love that conscience.

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60 Responses to Stop and listen

  1. theancients says:

    I firmly believe the sentiment: When you’ve reached the end of yourself, there you’ll find the beginning of God / [At the end of yourself is the beginning of God].

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  2. KIA says:

    Fear and Trembling combine with arguments from Ignorance and incredulity. From soren kiekegaard to ColorStorm. The message remains… ‘shut up and just believe’

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    • ColorStorm says:

      And Mr Kierkegaard also said this:

      –People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid —

      You should try it rather than accept the spoon feeding of godlessness which is narrow minded and shortsighted.

      Conscience………….. that missing link in the hyena.

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      • KIA says:

        So, is freedom of speech something sk would have disapproved of? I doubt that. How about you?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Some people who have no manners at a funeral, and make it their mission to disrupt decency and order………… do indeed need shackled……..they have forfeited their right to ‘open mouths,’ until the time come when they know how to behave in society.

          CONSCIENCE. Once more you will at any cost, desire to steer a post into the weeds, and I will not have it.

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        • KIA says:

          So… sk did not believe in free speech or is it just you who believes opposition to your Faith should be stopped?
          What makes you any different to those who killed journalists in Denmark for cartooning Muhammed? Aside from the actual killing of course… nothing at all.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Mike.

          Do yourself a favor. I’m asking you nicely. Red the post. then try to discern if your comments are in any way related to the point made.

          For the third time:
          Conscience.

          I need not be a host to your nonsense.

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        • KIA says:

          Side point, you don’t understand kiekegaard

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        • ColorStorm says:

          ……………and yet it is YOU who have consistently misspelled his name……….

          Court is adjourned.

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        • KIA says:

          Spelling is one thing, reading is quite another. Care to have a peek at my shelf?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          That’s nice mike. And the Library of Congress and Alexandria , and all the books of the world combined cannot dull the lustre and truth found in the word of God.

          But you know that already………you are on hiatus until you return to your senses.

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    • Wally Fry says:

      Hi MIke

      You lie

      That is not the message. You have made that up from the bowels or your own rejection. If you truly were a “minister” for 34 years and that was the message you taught, then you had issues. If you didn’t teach that message, and now you accuse Christians of teaching it..then you lie.

      Have a nice day preacher

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      • KIA says:

        … and Wally, I was Christian for 34 yrs, an Avocational minister/missionary for only 25

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        • Wally Fry says:

          So, what is the answer? Did you teach what you just said? If you did, you sucked as a “minister.”

          If you did not teach then, then your accusation that this is the message is a lie

          Which is it Mike?

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        • KIA says:

          And by the way wally, I was commenting the message of ColorStorm’s post, not my own as a Christian. Please be careful with who you call a liar.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Actually

          You said

          “The message remains… ‘shut up and just believe’”

          That is an untruth. It only remains to see if you actually misunderstood the message for ahem 25 years, or are lying about it now

          Until then, I stand my my stance

          You are liar

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        • KIA says:

          You need better reading comprehension skills brother. And better personality

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        • Wally Fry says:

          No, I don’t.

          Shut up and just believe is NOT the message of this post. You want it to be, but it is not.

          Nobody here is telling anybody to shut up and believe.

          You already believe….and all of your first waving wont’ change that.

          It’s true, you know it, and trying to fight it just makes you get angrier and stupider too.

          That’s the point of this post, for you Mike.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          And btw way…that was NOT the message of this post.

          So, I will be kind. In this case you either misunderstood….or lied

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        • KIA says:

          Oh wally, you’ve proven over and over in your comments to me and others who disagree with you that you have no idea how to be kind

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Hey mike.

          Just an observation. The way you ‘pretended’ a few years back…..and tried to make fools of believers with your doubleminded tactics….. I would say that under the circumstances, and according to your own behaviour, Wally has been more than kind to you.

          Your spots changed quicker than a leopards. And no, there are no defects in God’s word, but I agree with Wally that you have yet to address the substance of this post.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Great Mike. I suck as a person. That’s probably true.

          Doesn’t change the reality of what has been said here.Hows about you talk about that instead of worrying so much about my flaws?

          You have said this post is about, “just shut up and believe.” I say, and venture the author says, that it is NOT about that. How about we talk about that? Like I just told your mentor, the athiest Troll King over at another place.

          You have made assertions, back them up.

          It’s easy, right? Just rise up against the Word of God? Eh..that’s the problem isn’t it Mike? You CAN’T rise up against God’s Word and win, so you you come at His people.

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        • KIA says:

          I’ve never said you suck as a person. (Insecure transference much?) But you must admit you have issues treating others with respect if you don’t respect them. That is one requirement of kindness and grace that eludes you. Seems you are emotionally stunted in that department.
          Where politeness and grace to those you disagree with and who disagree with you is concerned, Size does matter. Heart Size that it. Yours seems too small to be fully adult or fully Spirit Yielded and Controlled.
          You should work on that, buddy

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Hey mike. Stop it.

          It was YOU who wrote a post about Wally going to DISNEYLAND…………. I’m sorry, I mean Jerusalem. And he said NOTHING to you in return for such stupidity.

          Now here you are, off course, with complete unawareness of what the post is even about, but as you are wont, you must at whatever cost take your detours.

          Have a point to make about the conscience and being ALONE with yourself? Make it. If not, leave us to our own accord.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Yes Mike. I GET that. And thanks for the counsel on how I can be a better Christian, pastor.

          But the post?

          Let’s address that. It’s NOT about what you said it’s about.

          Now is a great chance if you want real dialogue, to have it, but you persist in using this as a forum to point out my flaws. If you want dialogue, let’s have some.

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    • Citizen Tom says:

      @KIA

      There seems to be two popular approaches to translating Psalm 46:10.

      The first emphasizes stillness.

      Psalm 46:10 New King James Version (NKJV)

      10 Be still, and know that I am God;
      I will be exalted among the nations,
      I will be exalted in the earth!

      The second speaks to ending our strife and knowing God.

      Psalm 46:10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

      10 Cease striving and know that I am God;
      I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

      You say that ColorStorm’s message is to “shut up and just believe”. You accuse Wally of unkindness. Yet to be like Jesus, Christians must strive for both truth and grace.

      Why do we refuse to be still? Why do we strive? James addressed that in James 4:1-6. We pretend Creation is about our own desires, not about its Creator. To make it all about our self, we must deny God. Carried to the logical extreme, we must even deny He exists. That is pure foolishness. We can make logical arguments for the existence of God, but His nonexistence? No one can prove any such thing.

      So try what ColorStorm suggests. Cease your striving. Be still. Contemplate the matter. Know how small you are. Consider the endless stars. Wonder how it all came to be. Know that our Creator is God.

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  3. that’s the thing CS—folks are not willing to be stripped of everything. They ARE too afraid..
    Oh they can be ridiculing like our KIA friend…mocking with the oh so sarcastic “ohhhh I’m sooo
    afraid and trembling…”
    But they hide behind that false bravado of ego. The puffing up of a chest steeped in the vainglory of intellect.
    They are truly afraid to stand naked, vulnerable and all alone–nothing to hide behind,
    nothing to use as a diversion—open, exposed…no where to run, no where to hide…

    Just as we see here how they hide behind the words of diversion, ridicule, mockery and falsehoods

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    • KIA says:

      Tricia, the fear and Trembling was a reference to a book of the same name. Great read. You should pick up a copy

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      • KIA says:

        Sorry, that was for Julie not tricia

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      • When I read or hear the word “trembling,”
        my thoughts immediately gravitate to the hymn out of my mother’s ancient Episcopal hymnal.
        “Were you there when they Crucified my Lord”
        It is a very moving hymn that pre dates the civil war and is classified as a “Negro Spiritual”
        As in it all causes me to tremble, tremble, tremble…for it is that overwhelming…
        But I would not expect for you to understand such….

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        • KIA says:

          Not really fair to you assume I would not understand. I led worship and cried as I did many times. Had experiences in prayer and meditation. Was Christian for 34yrs and a minister in various roles for 25. I object to your cheap shot at what I would or would not understand

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        • ColorStorm says:

          @mike aka kia (know it all)

          You may want to examine WHY you cling ferociously to that which you now supposedly despise.

          You remind yourself and others of YOUR achievements, your books, your learning, your ministry, but I have yet to see you define just exactly what a Christian truly is.

          For if you did, and if you knew, you would not be now trading it for something which was precious.

          Maybe you forgot: they went out FROM us, because they were not OF us………..

          It’s impossible to justify a new suit of clothes for old rags. You were once clothed right? You once had a sober mind yes?

          So your current statements regarding so-called cheap shots is bizarre to say the least.

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        • Not cheap– you now claim falsehood of the Christian faith and mockery and ridicule of those who remain faithful– so I’m just calling the spots of a leopard what they are

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      • Salvageable says:

        Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling is indeed a great book. I’ve read it cover to cover several times, and I cannot recall a single page where the Great Dane told us to shut up and believe. Philosophical Fragments and The Sickness Unto Death are also quite good. Both eloquently express the content of Kierkegaard’s faith. J.

        EDIT ADDED BY HOST:
        There was NEVER an implication to ‘shut up and believe’ as this commenter (mike, aka kia) alleges I suggested. The idea, to all who can read without filtering, is to be so in the presence of God, that we are speechless, because we cannot argue against the truth of the Creator. Not only that, the good book agrees that ‘every mouth may be stopped……………………..’ God’s words, not mine.

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  4. Tricia says:

    So enjoyed reading this post and your word, “He has not moved. He has not changed. But ah, how His creatures have moved and changed” really ring true.

    It all really comes down to those moments of clear comprehension when you realize the truth about God and what a fool you’ve been for denying Him. We all have them but for many it’s too frightening so they fill their lives up with all sorts of “stuff” to avoid having to back there.

    There but for the grace of God….

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    • ColorStorm says:

      I can understand and sympathize trish how we on occasion ‘deny’ the Lord. We all have moments of Thomas and Peter so to speak. We’re human for God’s sake.

      But what is insane to the nines, is to deny God the very least of courtesies as to His own existence. I will sing this song til the notes fall off. The Creator deserves that much.

      Imagine your child coming home and saying ‘who are you?’ ‘It’s me, mom.’ Ha. Prove it……….. Strange? Yep. That’s the point.

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  5. I have seen with my own eyes that proofs and explanations are useless to the atheist.

    Silly me, though.

    If God explaining himself with all of his awesome creation isn’t good enough for them, what good could my puny proofs and explanations possibly be?

    But God is so patient with me.

    For that I am glad.

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  6. Wally Fry says:

    Hey ColorStorm..Julie says she is stuck in spam, I see her here, but she said!

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  7. Wise words, indeed, Colorstorm. “Be still and know that I am.” It makes me think of putting that Mebot down for a nap and when everything is finally quiet, there is God, right where He’s always been. Some of us are like little kids sticking our fingers in our ears and arguing so loudly we can’t see Him.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yes, you and I are not exempt from not hearing. It’s one thing to put the fingers in the ears as a non believer or rebel, but it’s another to walk in the light and put the finger in the ear. ouch.

      I’ve done it. Probably all of us have. But that idea of absolute silence before Him reminds me of that phone guy: ‘can you hear me now?’ as if asked by the Lord-

      Nope. Sorry. Too busy to be still. lol. Meebottery is alive and well.

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  8. We are without excuse. Romans 1:20

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  9. Before I became a believer I did this often. When all distractions are gone, it’s hard to come to grips with the thought that there is no God.

    Even if one could come to grips with such a thought, they should find the idea terrifying.

    That is why, I think, non-believers so like their distractions and their non-believing fellowship.

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