I had to smile last night…. There is this one guy…that I am crushing on really badly…but I can’t really take him seriously… Simply because he is not of my faith….notice I said faith…not religion….because he was raised as a child to believe in GOD…and DIVINE CREATION…but somewhere along the lines of his youth or young adulthood?…he was either rejected and hurt by someone he thought was in line with their confessions of GOD…or thought he would be better off running his own life…. And there in lies the smile…I carry on my lips….
Is he trying to hurt me? or make me angry??? or is he using what he thinks is a shock factor….to gain my attention??? or perhaps he is just trying to get a rise out of me?
But what I really think…and feel in my spirit…is that he is looking for someone to convince him otherwise…someone that can free him (finally) from the question of “does GOD really exist?….so he can finally go about his life in some sort of existence…..
And of course I am going to respond to such a open display of extreme behavior…how can one not???? GOD is MY THANG….and the HOLY SPIRIT never backs down.
I could go into a whole hearted debate about why GOD does exist… 1. the inevitability of faith 2. the limitations of science 3. the problems with evolution 4. habits of men’s hearts 5. the background of Genesis 6. the nation of Israel 7. the claims of Christ 8. the evidence of miracles 9. the details of nature 10. and last but certainly not least….the voice of experience.
Even the most infidel of men…can not deny….that the complexity of our planet points to a deliberate design…which implies there must be a Designer…who not only created our universe…but sustains it.
The universe had to start…what caused it?
If you believe the “Big Bang Theory” then riddle me this?
What caused “The Big Bang?”?
The universe has not always existed. It had a start…what caused it?
Scientists have absolutely no explanation for the sudden explosion of light and matter???
NOW!!!! Let me further your curiosity….
The universe operates by uniform laws of nature….
The greatest scientists have been stuck by how strange this is. There is no logical necessity for a universe that obeys rules? let alone one that abides by the rules of mathematics.
This astonishment springs from the recognition that the universe doesn’t have to behave this way….it could just willy nilly…do what ever it wants too.
It is easy to imagine a universe in which conditions change unpredictably from second to second…or even a universe in which things pop in and out of existence.
Why does it? The DNA code informs…programs a cell’s behavior? does it not?
and why people that don’t think HE exist are what I label….Intellectually Retarded…narcissistic…ego maniacs.
They waltz around waving their flags…of “listen and believe me, because I am so much smarter than you poor delusional souls…you need my help to see that your beliefs are completely ill-founded…. and I know what is right”?
….but in actuality they are nothing more than rebellious, frightened, not yet convinced of what they are here on this earth for…nor their purpose….they meander through this life with no real purpose…or cause?
Just to question those that are unlike themselves….well…that is all find and dandy…if you never want any answers….and you are content to live in your own fear…and doubt?
We know GOD exists because HE pursues us. HE is constantly initiating and seeking for us to come to him.
He created us with the distinct intention that we would know him. He has surrounded us with evidence of HIMSELF and HE keeps the question of HIS existence squarely before us. It is as if you can’t escape thinking about the possibility of GOD….LOL
Unlike any other revelation of GOD, JESUS CHRIST….. is the clearest, most specific picture of God revealing himself to us. What proof did JESUS give for claimin to be divine? HE did what people can’t do. JESUS performed miracles….HE healed people….blind, crippled, deaf, even raised a couple of them from the dead. HE had power over objects…created food out of thin air, enough to feed crowds of several thousand people. HE performed miracles over nature…walked on top of a lake…commanding raging storms to stop…people everywhere followed JESUS…because HE constantly met their needs…doing the miraculous. HE told them…I’m para phrasing here of course….”if you do not want to believe what I am telling you…then you should at least believe in ME based on the miracles you are seeing”? JESUS showed GOD to be gentle…loving…aware of our self-centeredness….and shortcomings…(intellectual, narcissistic egos) Yet deeply wanting a relationship with us…(why that is I will never know???) JESUS…has revealed that although GOD views us as sinners…worthy of HIS punishment…HIS love for us ruled…and GOD came up with another plan. GOD…HIMSELF…took on the form of man…and accepted the punishment for our sin. Sounds ludicrous doesn’t it? That someone would take your place…when they didn’t have too….. Perhaps…many loving fathers would gladly trade places with their child in a cancer ward if they could? The Bible says that the reason we would love GOD is because HE first loved us. And as far at that gentleman in the post…that was afore hand mentioned? Well…to answer his questions….GOD made a perfect world…with no pain or wars, hate, sicknesses, nothing that would harm HIS creations…but it was when HE gave man “free will to choose”…(and he knew the true meaning of love) whether or not to follow HIM…or their own…to create…and many were deceived…and did follow their own…just like today….distorting, changing the natural order of what GOD had created…that is when sickness, pain, wars, and the such began to occur….and have only gotten worse…with each passing century…. Now! as to why HE allows it to continue???? Well….that is the easiest one to answer….LOL….2 words….”Free Will”….HE will not interfere unless you ask him too….and why do people suffer…and don’t get there prayers answered? Or why do bad things happen to good people…it is all in the “True Condition of the Heart”….and only you and GOD…know that….