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Offline Skydive

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Does God "forget" about people?
« on: January 03, 2015, 08:48:45 PM »
What does it mean when the Scriptures speak about God r"emembering" about people after a certain amount of time?
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Re: Does God "forget" about people?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2015, 09:00:37 PM »
The Hebrew scriptures are full of depictions of God as pathetic -- "remembering" is the mildest example. However, since we know that God in eternity is apathetic, surely we must interpret such depictions with that in mind. One thing I can say is that the Hebrew literary forms were wonderfully vivid and imagistic. Since we also know that God is he who alone loves mankind, I personally think it's safe to say that this depiction of himself in the Holy Prophets was in keeping with what he knows about the human being as a wholeness (something with which we moderns seem so inept today).
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