STEPHANIE LUCAS: “Embracing the God Within Us “

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After penning the piece “Does Religion Matter?” my inbox was quickly filled with comments and questions that led to many thought-provoking subsequent conversations with respondents. The majority of comments came from those who believe that religion doesn’t really matter as much as the connection one feels with the God-presence, or the God within us all. I respect all ‘paths to God’ and love engaging with readers. In fact, so many of you helped me spiritually grow by sharing your insights, let’s explore this concept a bit deeper.

Exploring the Idea of the God Presence Within

Each of us has our own idea of God, and perhaps the greatest debate concerning the concept of ‘oneness with God within’ stems from a well-known a verse of the Holy Bible from Luke 17:21, which I’ve seen scholars, theologians, and everyday people heatedly discuss. When asked by disciples about the ‘coming’ of the Kingdom…

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