Question For All That Believe In God

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  1. Lon Tanner

    Lon Tanner Well-Known Member
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    Do you believe that God knows our every thought?

    I ask this not to argue or debate, just a honest and sincere Question
     
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    Yes I do. Here's two Scriptures that show this @Ren Tanner

    Psalm 94:11
    The LORD knows the thoughts of man, That they are a mere breath.

    Isaiah 66:18
    "For I know their works and their thoughts; the time is coming to gather all nations and tongues. And they shall come and see My glory
     
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    @Ren Tanner "I ask this not to argue or debate, just a honest and sincere Question"

    Then, no. No one knows what is in my mind save for myself. To believe, hope, otherwise is the crutch of folly. That "crutch" has been utilized by "wise men" to exercise control over human beings for thousands of years. I simply execute my view. I do not intend to develop a "ring-toss" aimed at "winning".

    Clearly, IMO, little valid evidence exists that my own remains after death will be any more than detritus in the wash. Fodder for the rattlesnakes in our area. Frank
     
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    No - unless we speak to him directly
    I believe our life is reviewed at some stage
     
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    Wife and I totally believe in God and in his son Jesus Christ. He has been with us thru many things in life.
     
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    I do believe that God is capable of knowing our thoughts. Whether He keeps up with it all, I don't know. That would seem to be a waste of time, but then time is not the same for God as for us.
     
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    When I believed in God, he was an all knowing God.
     
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    Other than the examples that @Babs Hunt has already given there are many references in the Bible which attest to God's ability to know our thoughts and to piggy back on @Ken Anderson, who knows what He does with them.

    Beyond that, there is another small problem that I have touched upon in past posts in some other non-religious threads which do not answer anything but do pose the question of what "thought" actually is.
    In as much as the most accepted theory is that a person (or mind) is not the same thing as our brain because brain waves can be measured, diagramed, and even have color and sound frequencies but the thought behind the neural activity cannot but yet, is proven without a shadow of doubt that it exists. No instrumentation to date can measure, diagram or hear thought but yet............

    Many religious and non-religious constructs believe that although we are all individual entities we are still tied together though our spiritual self or "thoughts" as it were.
    The more research into the matter at hand that I do, I am coming closer and closer to believing that the very core and essence of all thought is.......God,.......and we are vessels which are tied to that essence.
    So, although many theologians would deem me absolutely mad and some think me even heretical, I do believe that He not only knows our thoughts but is also the planter of that seed.

    Think about it: God cannot be measured, diagramed, seen nor heard and ..........neither can thought. Seems too much of a coincidence to me.
     
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  10. Yvonne Smith

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    Well put, @Bobby Cole ! I have come to a similar conclusion myself, although I take different trails to get there than you do sometimes.
    A few years ago, on Coast to Coast AM, Art Bell had an experiment on the show, and they used one of those random number generators.
    I do not remember exactly how the experiment went, but everyone was given something (like specific numbers) that we were all to think about at a certain time the next night. When they checked the generator, the results for that hour showed a difference that seemed to coordinate with what every one was supposed to think about.
    Even people who have no belief in God will acknowledge that there is some kind of a collective consciousness, and when enough people concentrate on the same thought, it can affect the outcome.
    While I don't believe that God "spies" on our every thought (like the NSA does); I do believe that he is aware of the thoughts we think, and is definitely aware of us when we specifically address him about something.
    Not all of my prayers are answered, at least the way that I was expecting; but I have had some experiences where I am positive that God was looking out for me, and all I had time for was to mentally cry for help, and he took care of it.
     
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    https://www.gotquestions.org/does-God-know-our-thoughts.html

    Sometimes. like now when I am so busy helping my daughter with my grandbabies I cannot get my thoughts out simple and straight forward and that is why I like gotquestions.org so much...their answers are always (to me) exactly that! I do believe our heavenly Father knows our every thought and that in itself brings me peace because I know if my thoughts wonder off to a place they shouldn't be...the Holy Spirit will gently "nudge" me back in the right direction.:)
     
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    Yes. :)
     
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