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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).
One hides amid pornography, angry music, television that shows the worst of mankind, misanthropic politics, an internet populace led by all the passions: and then one asks, "Where is God?"

I wonder why it is called

"The Lord rebukes thee, O devil: He that came into the world and made His dwelling among men, that He might cast down your tyranny, and deliver men."