Thanks for the reply
"DP, you say Living God as if there were a another one, possibly a dead one. There is only One... Correct?"
As far as the One and only True God the Living God yes, but mankind loves after many things and worships, trusts, and hopes in those thing which are created, and not the Creator. The world, world peace, himself, his abilities and talents, a new car, his new found capabilities in communication of information and mobility, what ever. Mankind has been doing this through out recorded history.
"Believing in God doesn't mean believing in all the things that man has written. Once again, Adam and Eve, the story was written nearly 4000 years after it would have taken place. Now, while the story may or may not be exact, there is meaning behind it and I agree with that portion of it. Matter of fact, the story could have been more of a metaphor."
In ref. To the books called the Bible:
God reveals His Word to whom He chooses to. Those who have been chosen to document that which God has said to them, and what God did after He said it. The first five books are written by the hand of Moses, which I suspect you already know, and Moses could talk to God just like you can talk to a trusted friend at any time. And Paul wrote to those that already had a relationship with God through Jesus and in the Holy Spirit and if one does not have that relationship, I could see how his writings can be difficult to understand. God has the power to retain and maintain anything through and in man. Just look at the history of Israel itself.
"You say all wrath and judgment have been given by God. Everything is given by God... isn't it? Isn't everything around us God?.. Nature, Love and Creation?"
It seems that the use of the word judgement maybe misunderstood. The judgement I was alluding to is ones own ability to say no to, or refuse to obey, anything that is not the Word of God.
"Adam and Eve or not, God is Creation. God is Omnipresent. God is Omnipotent. God just is! So to believe in any doctrine or religion that takes God and creation out of man, would be silly in my opinion."
God is not creation, How can that which was made be the true God, when it is God that made it?
For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever.
From His Will, through His Word, and to His Glory.
"If you believe in all the stories of the Bible, there's nothing wrong with that. It's man's nature to call upon a higher force usually when man finds he cannot do something himself, or he hits rock bottom. That's when one goes seeking the Church for forgiveness and mercy. This is when one starts to pray for both the above among other things. Just the belief alone can change your life... which doesn't mean our beliefs are truth."
Yes that is why the week and the meek are blessed because they already know that they are not there own gods, and seek the mercy of the Living God. But the strong believing in that which was given them by the Creator makes them gods, and see no need for the Creator. He (the strong ) need no relationship with the Living God, he is his own provider he runs for his life and values not running to God's Life, that God gives through His Word and in His Mercy. Why should the strong man bow to his maker? Only when the strong come to the realization that they are truly not in control, and have been running for a life already lost in the grave.
Note: it might be wise to reconsider disregarding the Old Testament. For Jesus is the fulfilment thereof. In other words God said, God did.