“Apr 19, 2016 – The argument is that mathematical laws, in order to be properly relied upon, must have attributes which indicate an origin in God. They are true everywhere (omnipresent), true always (eternal), cannot be defied or defeated (omnipotent), and are rational and have language characteristics (which makes them personal).”
GOD created us with intelligence – language, scientific abilities, engineering skill, medical skills; we share, teach, develop things; we are conscious; we are self aware; sentient beings. We are subject to the rules of physics that GOD created and that can be explained by mathematics. What we do not know or understand we very well may come to know There is something we should not forget however:
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
SONG: Ben Eaton – Higher are Your ways Isaiah 55:8-9 Scripture Memory Song
GOD must be larger then everything or we completely misunderstand everything because that may not be relevant, why? We think in terms of the physical world we can touch, taste smell or hear but, we have a hard time with the extremely large and the extremely small. The visible Universe is so vast I scarcely believe any human can truly grasp it. The extremely small down to the quantum level is equally difficult to grasp by any human I know. Yet, GOD is the creator and has sovereign control of the dominion we call the Universe.
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPI7WbPyoM8been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Can we know? As a Christian I trust what the Bible explains about our GOD and have the Faith to accept it. Without this belief and trust, a human _cannot truly understand or worse, scoff at believers. With an attitude such as that they cannot accept what the Scriptures teach. First they must confess, repent accept Jesus and receive The Holy Spirit so they can enjoy salvation and understand what we Christians believe to be true as presented in The Holy Bible.
The football game was tied and the home team had the ball; oh no they fumbled and the other team ran the ball all the way for a touchdown. We know that as a “sudden death” tie breaker. The judgement? The home team lost and the visiting team won. A more dire situation? Oh I will accept GOD (Jesus) when I get old; I am not ready (to give up sinning ) now. Bzzzzzzzzz!
TOO LATE; the head on collision killed them instantly. Now before GOD and the judgement.
What good old days are is immensely subjective of course; for whom; where; when. Times of war, famine, natural disaster, pandemics or when little existed to defend, ward off or assist victims of whatever.
10Say not, “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this.
Ancient common practices:
Blood letting was a common medical practice once; even using leaches; no antibiotics; no anesthesia; no X-rays; few effective medications.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Out in the “The Real World” I heard it said as a child or student it is like (blank). Unfortunately while this may suggest making a mechanical thing work it can, also point to a darker side of life. We (all not just Christians) must prepare our children for real life dangers along with an optimistic portrayal of life beyond the cocoon of family, church or school – when these places live up to the best humans can offer of course. Some children learn all too soon some of life’s uglier side at home or close to home. For the majority I hope the collective nest in childhood is loving and nurturing. As a student of history, humans and what the Bible says about good and evil, we do not do our young a favor by shielding them for too long and too tight a loving grip: in some way we must alert them just what is “The Real World” as we teach them tolerance and how to love thy neighbor as thy self.
It would be nice just to sit back and enjoy what GOD has given us in the life we have in these United States (despite flaws); we are pretty much safe and secure for the most part. So why not get rid of our Armed Forces? Our Firstresponders? SURE, if we did we would soon be overwhelmed by enemies, competitors and evil doers.
“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” — Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Jr.May 25, 2015
This is a comment from a warrior that dedicated his life to keeping Americans free.
Christian you must not nap as the culture around you drifts evermore into sin. We may be acting too late for some things but, with the help of GOD we can see the undoing of some of the evils that have permeated our land.
This week’s blog is heavier on Biblical quotes: GOD’s Word is Clear and needs nothing from me to make it clearer on this topic.
Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.
The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
I Enjoy Children Laughing at Play
With so much life ahead of them I know that those children must be taught right from wrong, all about GOD and what GOD’s purpose for them will be and, too soon, how to be productive citizens. It is a challenge that we have faced and they soon will face. We do not expect to live out our lives dashing about playfully all day without an awareness of who we are and who GOD is.
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The Bible is complete because at the end of Revelation it is revealed to us. It is a warning about adding to or taking away parts of it. The Bible is a contract with GOD and honest people know it is illegal and morally corrupt to alter agreements between human entities so unilaterally, how much more is it sinful and evil to attempt to alter The Word of GOD.
Especially for any person’s or persons’ self gain. We know sin is not rewarded in fact it is an affront to our Holy GOD.
I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.
Scripture can only help us to be more Christ like if it is stable, sound and self proving.￼
Our Faith dictates we accept what GOD commands and live according to GOD’s standards. Where to we acquire this knowledge? The Bible in its completeness provides all we need to know, do and become acceptable to GOD because of our acceptance of Jesus and what He has done.
My Sisters and Brothers in Christ surely you must know how destructive a cycle of revenge is: The Bible is clear about that and so is the message Jesus gave on how to avoid or stop this human violent characteristic.
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”what Jesus said about violence
I am not referring to self defense for even the Disciples carried swords. The sense here is forgive an offense and set it aside – or forget it.
How Destructive is this Violent Cycle?
Look to history, yet, wars of annihilation and genocide are still taking place even now. Tribes, nations, countries, races, ￼religions even families. Feuds, revolutions, terrorism and hate fuel these cycles. Jesus taught a better way:
“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also.
For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
We believe in one GOD three persons: Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. That should not be ￼too great a mystery since GOD created us in GOD’S likeness – we are flesh, mind and soul are we not? Many of my Christian Brothers and Sisters may say I am over simplifying the Trinity with that metaphor yet, it gives those of us who are less philosophical something to help us to understand (akin to a triangle, water-ice-vapor, a three leaf clover, egg shell-egg white-egg yolk and on to ever more complex illustrations).
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
￼Consider this: GOD comes to and came to us. We can do nothing except believe, trust Jesus and worship.
All we need to know is contained in the Bible. Old Covenant and New Covenant.
All we need to do is accept The Grace of GOD offered by the Perfect Sacrifice of Jesus Christ and allow The Holy Spirit to teach and guide us. We do good because we then know what good is and appreciate that because of Jesus we will experience the GOD’S Mercy for eternity. We want to worship out of gratitude and share the Good News with all people.