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Does God Favor Some People Over Others?

Is God more favourably disposed to some people than others? Then why do things just fall in place for some people and things go very bad for others, even when we are all believers?

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Ofcourse,God favours his Pastors- they are his favourites to the extent that his judgment for them is different from the rest of us 'normal people'.

Remember? Touch not his anointed!!! whilst the rest of us, unanointed second-class folks, can be touched.

-Sighs-

Religion!!!

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YES, God favours some people more than some others but there's usually a reason why. It may be some promise, covenant, or plan. Or it may be some thing that person did or his/her parent or family. History and experience attest to this biblical fact.

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Quoting from thesame ancient folklore book. Its all myth based on superstition

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1 Samuel 2:30

. . . for them that honour me I will honour. .

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God does not favor some people over others. The laws of God ensures that each person reaps what he has sown either through their action or inaction. The action or inaction is not restricted to physical action but also includes out thoughts, words, imagination, motives and intuition. It is the combinations of all these activities that form the tapestry of our faith. Every second, new threads are added to our fate. Our present earth-life is a small but significant phase of our existence. Each human spirit has been on earth several times in different physical bodies (reincarnation) as well as the many intervening times in the beyond (non-physical planes), that is, between each earthly incarnation. Thus what we experience presently on earth are just snap shots of our previous existence as well as our present earthly existence. A new born baby is not a new spirit but a very old soul in a young body. It is just that prior to incarnation into the physical body developing in the womb of a woman, his inner eyes, that is the eyes and senses of the soul are blindfolded so that he cannot consciously survey his or her previous existence. But these previous existence slumbers within the soul and when it will be of spiritual benefit to the soul, the spiritual bandage is removed permitting such a soul to consciously survey his entire existence right to the present incarnation as well as future incarnation. Such a seeing one can just by looking at the picture of a person survey the journey of the soul across several reincarnations and habitations in the none material spheres. But for their own good, this bandage is closed for many human being and experiences from past life filters unconsciously from the spirit to the brain and manifest as personality traits, hunches, premonitions, some cases of child prodigy,  etc.

Thus because many cannot consciously survey when they sowed the seeds, when the fruits arrive they conclude that it is undeserved. If the fruits are good, the call it favour, blessing, grace or providence. If they are bad fruits, they say it is misfortune and the work of the devil or that God does not want to bless them. But the reality is that God returns to each of us the fruits of our seeds. It is us that determines through the nature of the seeds whether the fruits will bringing blessing or misfortune. Each spirit has identical talents at the moment of their creation. How these talents develop into abilities are entirely dependent on each spirit. Thus the varied maturity of different souls is entirely dependent on how each soul have used the power of God via there free will.

The laws of God take into account the entire existence of the spirit and not just the present existence in this present physical body. Thus what people consider providence, favor, misfortune or bad things only appear to be so. The reality is that these are the fruits which the spirit once sowed but the brain is not couscous of the experience of the spirit. When the faculty of the spirit is opened, such a soul will be able to see where, when, how he sowed the seeds that have just ripened for him or her. Then an understanding that God is just will sink in. Genuine spirituality is very practical and is not shrouded in mysteries . By our free will we can raise ourselves to the luminous kingdom of God or we can descend into darkness. It is our choice. God does not choose for anyone one, rather the laws of God ensures that we are irrevocably bound to the consequences of our choice. If we begin today to live our life according to the laws of God, then we are adding new beautiful threads to our tapestry of fate such that the bad threads from our previous activities will be mitigated and in some cases "annulled" by a harmless symbolic action. Thus what may have cut off our head will just remove our cap. Each genuine soul should not waste his or her time lamenting on what befalls him. Absorb the experience, absorb the lessons that the experience bring and move forward with calm confidence. The invigorating power of God is always there to a help any soul who genuinely desires to follow the laws of God. Best wishes.

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God may Favour some people over others. But we have the greater part to win such Favour .

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http://www./video/x43q2g_bishop-t-d-jakes-favor-ain-t-fair_news

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Are you god's brother to have known this? You speak with authority like you have proof for your allegations.

The god that man have created doesnt exist and the bible, quran and every other religious books contains folklore written by ancient uncivilized men. Modern men should learn how to use their brain to think and do away with religion.

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At the end of a long day , will our ancestors not turn in their graves?

Did we not have a religion be4 the comming of the white man?

Did our great great grandfathers not try to fight them.?

Did they not force their religion on us.

You know what they say about the bible and the flag.

The Arabs are they not doing the same to this day.

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@Afeni

You insult Christianity and Christians,

You insult Islam and Muslims,

thank you!!!

I understand where you are coming from. At birth, your brain cells did not fuse properly. You are all grown up now and the situation cannot be helped anymore. sorry. Thats why your speech betray your birth-right, only sons of whores talk like you do.

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@jagunlabi,

You don't need to be sorry. We're all reasoning people, yes?

For you, the way people interpret the Bible carries weight only as far as it helps you kick against its message. That's no problem. I'm neither Jewish nor related to one. You may find me a queer person for still reading the Bible - yes, and that's how I found that Niels Lemche and his team did a sloppy job at interpreting Deut. 32:8-9.

If one is objective, the concern will not be to lean towards ideas simply because they feed our prejudices: we should be humble and open minded enough to admit that someone has made erroneous assertions (as with Niels Lemche); but most people would not do this because they are decidedly biased. I'll give you an example: I'm not a Muslim, but I'd be the least to agree to someone misrepresenting the Qur'an (just like someone said recently that it was written in the Qur'an that Muhammad got married to Aisha when she was 9 - would I be credulous enough to believe that when the Qur'an has no verse on that?). If someone was decidedly biased, it is small wonder that he would lean towards anything that misrepresents what he doesn't like, even if the assertions are false. In the same way, the Bible doesn't suppose separate deities between the most high God and Yahweh - He is just the same one God. Only prejudice would make a man ignore what the text in the Bible actually says and polarise towards whatever misrepresents its message.

God's love covers all people - including the Yorubas. That He was called the God of Israel does not mean at all that He is separate from Yahweh: at least, without prejudice you'd see that the Bible does not suppose two separate deities as you've been led to believe. God's love would spread to every nation through the Jews because "Salvation is of the Jews" (John 4:22). The same God rules among all nations (Psa. 22:28 ) and desires that all the nations should know Him (Psa. 67:2). The same God who made all nations will one day bring them together as His own inheritance (Psa. 82:8 ) - and He is not separate, but is the very same Yahweh, the Almighty and the Most High God.

That may sound really preposterous to you. No qualms; but whatever route you take, understand that a genuine concern is not displayed by leaning towards misrepresentations that feed a bias or prejudice. Let's just be objective enough to know that some of those research/articles you're posting have been fermented with the simple agenda to misguide and mislead - Deut. 32 and Niels Lemche et al as examples.

Peace.

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The Christians and Muslims use their population to push for policies that affect the State in the negative way. For instance, the Sharia law that is in the North has cost Nigeria millions of jobs. No one in their right mind would invest in a country of Islamofascist that go around implementing babaric laws. Also, the 5 years jail time for those who pratice homosexuality is total uncalled for. Just because your son of LovePeddler, and tyranical jihadist oppose the practice doesnt mean you have to force the madness onto the entire state.

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stop being such an humpty dumpty. Every child of God is God's anointed, not just pastors. irreligion.

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and Im talking to Afeni

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Just because your not Christian or Muslim doent mean that you have to speak bad of both religions.

You may not like them but I think you should try and respect them.

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I worship no one. I am not a silly servant like the Christians or Muslims.

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Good then. Did you waste all your efforts just to let us know that?

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Thank you. First, your needless howling shows how ignorant you are. People you haven't met before merit your angst for nothing, shébi? I'm not Nigerian in the first place, nor am I by default a Yoruba. And if racism is all your own version of god is able to give you and your vexed soul, that says so much about you.

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The gods of the Arabs and the Europeans likes the Arabs and the Europeans. You silly Nigerians that call yourselves Christians would make your ancestors roll in their graves. You are the worst of men.

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So, here it is. . .

You should also understand that using just Deut. 32:8-9 as the pivotal text for your belief is very weak. As is characteristic with sloppy researchers, your scholars ignored the other various biblical texts that show conclusively that Yahweh is the very same God as the Most High and the Almighty. He is not surbodinate to God, because He is the very same God throughout the Hebrew Old Testament. The following verses point this out:

The LORD (Yahweh, יהוה) = the Most High (Elyon, עליון) = Almighty (Shaddai, שׁדּי) = the very same God!

# The LORD = The Most High God

"And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD,

the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth" - Gen. 14:22.

"But thou, LORD, art most high for evermore." - Psa. 92:8.

"For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth." - Psa. 47:2.

# The LORD = Almighty God

"And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram,

and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect."

Gen.17:1.

# Jehovah (Yahweh) = God Almighty

"And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty,

but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them." Exo. 6:3.

# Jehovah = The Most High

"That men may know that thou, whose name alone is JEHOVAH, art the most high over

all the earth." - Psa. 83:18.

If the LORD (Yahweh/Jehovah) is the Most High God and the Almighty, to whom is He surbodinate? You should have read the Bible for yourself before selecting scholars who are so ignorant of the Hebrew language. Niels Lemche and his team have neither read the Tanach nor the Dead Sea Scrolls for themselves before straining at what the LXX does not suppose. There is only one God who is the same Jehovah/Yahweh, the Almighty and the Most High.

Yahweh is not separate from El - Yahweh IS the very same El (God).

If you're interested, this is what Deut. 32:8-9 says in the Tanach (the Hebrew Old Testament)

בהנחל עליון גוים בהפרידו בני אדם יצב גבלת עמים למספר בני ישׂראל׃ כי חלק יהוה עמו יעקב חבל נחלתו׃[color=#000099][/color].

Ask any scholar versed in the Hebrew language to translate that for you and see what cheap game Niels Lemche has played by trying to blow smoke into your eyes. Read the Bible first for yourself, and never assume that what those websites are telling you actually represents scholarship - they do not. The Bible and the Tanach do not teach what those chaps are noising on the net.

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@jagunlabi,

Your website and scholars failed woefully to establish a real sense of balance, and I'm surprised that you'd appeal to their sloppy research to push a false agenda. You're trying to force the idea that Yahweh is a separate "God/god" from the Most High - you're dead wrong. First, let me show you what they failed to see:

1) Deuteronomy 32 is poetic and the whole passage speaks of only one God. The LORD (Yahweh/Jehovah depending on reading), the Most High, the Almighty, are all appellations of the same one and only God. Verse 44 shows that the preceding verses were the lyrics of a Hebraic song; and in typical style of the ancients, people could speak of the same Personage in various appellations or designations.

2) Niels Lemche and scholars like him know nothing about the Hebrew or Greek languages - because the construct of the language in Deut. 32: 8-9 does not range Yahweh among the sons of the Most High. It was simply an emphasis indicating that the same God saw Israel as His special people - the ones to whom He specially revealed Himself and gave the covenants under Moses. Neither do the LXX and Dead Sea Scrolls portray Yahweh as separate from El (God) and as a member of the divine assembly surbodinate to Him.

3) Other examples where this emphatic peotic style of addressing the same divine Being with various appellations abound. Notice in the following that there is only one God spoken of, and not two:

# I went out full, and the LORD (Yahweh) hath brought me home again empty:

why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD (Yahweh) hath testified against me, and the

Almighty (Shaddai) hath afflicted me? - Ruth. 1:21.

# Surely I would speak to the Almighty (Shaddai), and I desire to reason with God (El).

- Job 13:3

# For he stretcheth out his hand against God (El), and strengtheneth himself against

the Almighty (Shaddai). - Job 15:25.

There are loads more of verses that have this poetic style of speaking about the same one God in various appellations. However, you can see as in Job 15:25 that God is not a separate deity from the Almighty.

I'll take time shortly to outline where you've gone wrong and hope that you'll be able to see the difference instead of mixing things up based on just Deut. 32:8-9.

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What all this shows is that the israelites were not the chosen,numero uno folks of God,simply because there are no such people on this earth!Every single folk is chosen and loved equally by the most high,and that is why each folk has it's own admin deity to take care of it's needs and connection with the most high.

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Yes. Think about Esau & Jacob.

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And your point is? Yes, I have read the link, thank you. But what does it say about your assertion that -

Two things you've stated there that I'd like you to show me from the Bible -

# the God of Israel is NOT the creator of all things

# There is a higher deity than Yahweh mentioned, even, in the bible.

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http://mormanity.blogspot.com/2005/10/deuteronomy-328-9-many-implications.html

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I will get back to you larer.

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I'm glad someone has finally asked - because I've been wondering where in the Bible "there is a higher deity than Yahweh mentioned". Yes, please do, jagunlabi: show us.

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@jagunlabi,

can you prove that stuff about Yahweh and God? From the bible?

Please do.

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If God dont love u then you wont be living!!!!U probably would be burning in hell fire!!!!!

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This is not to say that God does not love unbelivers or other christians because he does! but the closer, the better.

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I don't think God favours one over the other but i do think he apprechiates those better who are closest to him. You see God gave us all freewill to do whatever we want in life. So those people who choose strictly God, how can he not apprechiate them better?

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A lot of people misinterprete the bible by erroneously thinking that the creator is the same deity as Yahweh,the deity of the biblical jewish people.This is erroneous interpretation,because the God of israel is NOT the creator of all things.There is a higher deity than Yahweh mentioned,even,in the bible.This supreme deity is what i really call THE ALMIGHTY,the true GOD,because he/she is the only universal and neutral deity that exists,who loves all races and creeds alike,with no preference for any one people whatsoever.IMO.

Unfortunately,this supreme deity is considered in most cultures of the world to be distant and aloof.Who prefers to observe mankind and it's activities from afar,and hardly interferes directly.

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Never assume that you will be rewarded on earth according to your behavior, it is not so.

I was once told to feel blessed when I am hurting, that Jesus is holding my so close [Jesus hanging on the cross] that I can feel his pain and the pricking of the crown of thorns. I think this is a beautiful way of looking at it. Our hardships are wonderful oppertunities for prayer, and for offerings. I often pray for strength, as God to help you get through the hard times instead of take them away, I have found the prayer for strength is nevery denied.

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[b]"Rom 9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated. "[/b]Simple.

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Rom. 2:11 -

For there is no respect of persons with God. (KJV)

For God shows no partiality. (ESV).

Admittedly, God's ways are past finding out (Rom.11:33) and it's truely a mystery how things happen to folks. However, there'll be nothing mysterious about life as it is here and now when He sits on the throne to judge in that day. "For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.__For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." (I Cor.13:9 & 12).

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It has always been like that even from bible days.Some are more favoured than others.I actually don't know why.I guess its one of the things we can't fathom about God.

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If i read my bible the old testament then i will answer with yes.

he loved David more than Saul and he loved Solomon too.

The other kings were just by the way.

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