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Questioning to Learn

A child is not born knowing anything. It may learn that it feels comfortable in the way it is being, enjoying the connection to this source of warm liquid it is getting. It feeds. It sleeps. It is in some kind of a mess which is uncomfortable and so begins to whimper, louder and louder and then crying until one of those nice people take care of me.

Some time later the child figures out how to make words, and how to be understood. So the child may ask questions about everything and does ask. Possession of a hunger mind which is attempting to learn about everything now. This seems easier than waiting until I need to know what that is: Snake, dangerous poisonous, makes sick, causes pain, maybe too much pain….

That was little segue in to our discussion, “Questioning”. It was just shown that we usually question everything when we are young. This is good, as it is a way to discover, with potential learn and yet it is not enough.

This Questioning to as a means of learning is not new. Socrates outlined such a processes called the “Socratic Method” and From Wikipeida we present:

“The Socratic method, also known as maieutics, method of elenchus, elenctic method, or Socratic debate, is a form of cooperative argumentative dialogue between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to draw out ideas and underlying presuppositions. It is a dialectical method, involving a discussion in which the defense of one point of view is questioned; one participant may lead another to contradict themselves in some way, thus weakening the defender’s point. This method is named after the Classical Greek philosopher Socrates and is introduced by him in Plato’s Theaetetus as midwifery (maieutics) because it is employed to bring out definitions implicit in the interlocutors’ beliefs, or to help them further their understanding.
The Socratic method is a method of hypothesis elimination, in that better hypotheses are found by steadily identifying and eliminating those that lead to contradictions. The Socratic method searches for general, commonly held truths that shape beliefs and scrutinizes them to determine their consistency with other beliefs. The basic form is a series of questions formulated as tests of logic and fact intended to help a person or group discover their beliefs about some topic, exploring definitions or logoi (singular logos) and seeking to characterize general characteristics shared by various particular instances . . . . “

There are many documents written upon the Idea of asking better questions in order to learn. On the question of “Asking Questions to learn” Google returned 605,000,000 hits in 0.54 seconds of search time.

So asking questions is not enough. To quote a piece form the Wikipedia above: “asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to draw out ideas and underlying presuppositions.” So asking questions should not be enough, especially when the result will effect you directly.

Strange, because if you do not questions, get answers, then evaluate based on all that you have learned, to repeat the process by asking more questions and so on; you will not Know nor gain knowledge which is a required component of wisdom. Is this boring? Maybe “Better” Questions are actually needed to gain better understanding.

In the line of questions that will shed light upon that which will absolutely effect you and your soul, we have:

First Question: “Should it be possible that any human could modify, erase, re-write or legislate around any law that a god says?”
Answer: No! . . . . No! Never.

Question: It is known that most religions do that modifying process in their doctrine and teachings . So Why is your answer NO!?

Answer: If a human could change the word of god, then the humans are more than that god.

Return Question: Would you then be able to Trust that god?

Response question: So what god can be trusted?

Answer: In fact there is only one GOD. The GOD of Abraham, GOD of Isaac, GOD of Jacob, as it appears in Exodus 3:6 Moreover He said: ‘I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’  And again Exodus 3:15 And God said moreover unto Moses: ‘Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel: The LORD, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you; this is My name for ever, and this is My memorial unto all generations.

Question: Why does GOD use these three people?

Multi-layered answer:
They are our fore fathers, we should hear and know their stories.
Each of them, received communications from the Living GOD of Jacob.
Each of them, were blessed and ended up Trusting in Their GOD.
Each of them were promised the LAND.
Abram, before he was renamed Abraham, was promised the land, and as a sign of the promise, told of his descendants, enslavement, 400 years, punishment for that enslaving people/country, and how they would leave that place.
We became the witnesses of that TRUTH and Fulfillment.
In 3,975+ years promises which started with Abram have been kept. We are the Witnesses.
. . . .

This set of questions and so many possible other questions along these lines should be of grave importance to you.

Question: Why?

Answer: We are not talking about “how you want your eggs this morning? We are in fact talking about the most important things in your life and the Life of Your SOUL. That soul is of greater value to you and your future than possession of all the Earth would be.

Yes, there should be great many questions regarding that answer. For the time being, I ask you to just accept that answer as the TRUTH. This is not to say that you should not question it; you should; just not now. The point of that answer is that: For your own benefit, and future, you should be seeking the ALMIGHTY GOD of Israel.

From wherever you are in your search, life and the search for GOD, the First Question should be your starting point in finding the Only GOD, Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, GOD of Abraham, GOD of Isaac, GOD of Jacob, . . . anything else has only one possible outcome.

That was a hard statement. Question: Is there an easy way to do this process?

Answer: “Deuteronomy 30:8 And thou shalt return and hearken to the voice of the LORD, and do all His commandments which I command thee this day.” Or, “Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will hearken unto My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be Mine own treasure from among all peoples; for all the earth is Mine; 6 and ye shall be unto Me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.’”

Lest you feel that this is only for the Children of Jacob:
Deuteronomy 29:8 Observe therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may make all that ye do to prosper.
9 Ye are standing this day all of you before the LORD your God: your heads, your tribes, your elders, and your officers, even all the men of Israel,
10 your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that is in the midst of thy camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water;
11 that thou shouldest enter into the covenant of the LORD thy God–and into His oath–which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day;
12 that He may establish thee this day unto Himself for a people, and that He may be unto thee a God, as He spoke unto thee, and as He swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
13 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;
14 but with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day–”

Accepting the KING of Jacob as THE GOD ALMIGHTY, and keeping HIS Covenant, adds you to the HOUSE OF ISHRAEL. Accepting the KING , and accepting the Covenant then not keeping same, you are still in the HOUSE of Israel and bound by the same Laws, Teachings and Covenants, but are struggling with the ALMIGHTY. It is a no win situation to do that, so better to just do the Covenant and be ISHRAEL.(Ref: “Exodus 24:7 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the hearing of the people; and they said: ‘All that the LORD hath spoken will we do, and obey.’”) Not accepting any of this is not good for you, because know better and rejected the WORD and GOD ALMIGHTY.

So where to read about all of this: The Written TORAH, by the Hand of Moses as given by HASHEM. The perfect place to start. Five things you will learn there:

1) Who is THE CREATOR of the Heavens and the Earth?
2) What does HE want from You?
3) How am I to Treat those Near me?
4) How am I to Treat those Not Near me?
5) How I am responsible for what I do?

Do you have questions for me? About this or the Written Torah? Sign in and post your questions.

Is anyone listening? You still have breath and life, you can return and repair your deeds. You just need to Do It while you have time.

I can not save you, no one can., you must Return and do that which is Right.

I can show you the way, if you want to know.

IT is to our benefit to HEARKEN until the LIVING GOD OF ISHRAEL/ISRAEL, and to our pain and shame to do otherwise.

My prayer is that The LORD grant you eyes that see, ears that hear and an understanding heart, then you return unto HIM soon!(Isaiah 6: 9 And He said: ‘Go, and tell this people: hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they, seeing with their eyes, and hearing with their ears, and understanding with their heart, return, and be healed.’)

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