Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
I have always been taught that God does not change but since I was little I found it unsettling that God's behavior as written in the Old Testament was different than what is written in the New Testament. I asked questions about it but have never been satisfied by the answers. Only recently have I started thinking about this again. God is considered to be by believers (as I am), to be the source of life. But what is life and how is it experienced by those of us who claim to be living? I claim to be living and I choose to believe that the idea of “me” will continue in some form beyond the time when my body no longer functions so, I might attempt to describe what”life" is to me by the these words: seeking, experiencing and a willingness to change. “Death" to me is: non-seeking, blindness to ‘what is' and resistance to change. What seems to be true no matter what, is that change occurs.
I choose to believe as I have been taught that God is life, and is alive. So I wonder, is God seeking? He/she seems to have a mission and has missions designed for each of us. I have experienced Gods direction to move forward with his intention/mission for me. On the occasions when I have posed this query to someone the response has been from those who believe that God is unchangeable, that “God knows everything”.
Why was there a need for God to change his behavior toward humanity? It is claimed in the New Testament that there is a new covenant.
Scientific experimentation states that in the physical world everything changes whether it’s considered alive or dead. I choose for the time being to live according to these ideas:
I have in the past jokingly stated, "Who knows what or who God is? This world may be some alien kid’s middle school science project”.
My conception of God is of life and in some unimaginable way living, growing, willing to change and changing. Do I know this to be true? Answer: No, but as long as the fruit of this idea proves worthy I will continue the experiment.
Wishing you well!