Step through the door love has opened? The woman I loved was both very spiritual and very Jewish. Does it mean that I should convert to Judaism—something I had zero interest in doing? I asked, warily, “Lord, should I become Jewish?”
You already are Jewish.
Already Jewish? I am not at all Jewish. The little Texas town where I was born didn’t have any Jews.
“Lord, what do You mean?”
Think about it.
Even more warily, I asked, “Does it mean I have to be circumcised?”
“Does it mean that my religious orientation is more Jewish than Christian or any other faith?” Certainly the God who spoke to me seemed a lot like the God of the Old Testament.
“Does it mean that I understand, using a phrase of Abigail’s, the Jewish essence?”
It means you are open to the Jewish spirit, it lives in you, and you sometimes listen to it.
A source of great guidance, inspiration to you. The center of your being is grounded in it. It pleases me greatly that you honor the Hebrew scriptures. They are My word—and they contain the record of many of My dealings with men (people). Continue to study the Torah.
The Torah, the first five books of the Bible, is also called the Pentateuch or the Five Books of Moses.
It will guide you to righteousness. Do not falter or be deterred or distracted. My word is with you. Make the most of it.
“I will try, Lord.”
God: An Autobiography, As Told to a Philosopher – is the true story of a philosopher’s conversations with God. Dr. Jerry L. Martin, a lifelong agnostic. Dr. Martin served as head of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the University of Colorado philosophy department, is the founding chairman of the Theology Without Walls group at AAR, and editor of Theology Without Walls: The Transreligious Imperative. Dr. Martin’s work has prepared him to become a serious reporter of God’s narrative, experiences, evolution, and autobiography. In addition to scholarly publications, Dr. Martin has testified before Congress on educational policy. He has appeared on “World News Tonight,” and other television news programs.
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He was a lifelong agnostic, but one day he had an occasion to pray. To his vast surprise, God answered- in words. Being a philosopher, he had a lot of questions, and God had a lot to tell him.