Getting somewhere requires effort,
faith to push on,
it's easy to screw up,
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Organic material found on a comet, so what?
Organic material found on a comet, so what?
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I have just gone over my comet computations again, and it is humiliating
to perceive how very little more I know than I did seven years ago when I first did this kind of work. ~ Maria Mitchell
on and sampling of the comet has been in the news and one report indicated they had found “organic
We await information to know what these are.
Let’s assume for example that it is the greatly awaited discovery of DNA from elsewhere.
Does that disprove God
created on Earth?
Many will say that evolution did it using the DNA (because there is no way DNA could have self-produced on Earth according
to current knowledge).
tend to disagree as firstly God would need to have protected and cultivated that useless DNA making sure that it took root
in a very hostile environment, and then sustaining it in the same.
Yet I disagree even more, because it
still does not answer the question of how DNA was created. We know the atmospheres and
origins of planets don’t have nurseries for DNA. Where did it come from?
We are so immature in our thinking as humans when we try to discount
we cannot even consider life existing without God’s help. There is no other logical conclusion whichever way
you try and assemble the facts.
People who jeer at believers have no idea how hard foolish they are since without God they so far cannot exist.
As far as science is
concerned that is!
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Letís see to it that we do not refuse him who speaks.
to it that we do not refuse him who speaks.
Wed, November 26, 2014 | link
Perhaps the surest test of an individual's integrity is his refusal
to do or say anything that would damage his self-respect. ~ Thomas S. Monson
Today a war is fought daily in the hearts of men.
A war between selfishness and self-respect. The peace is unsettled with compromise and refusal to accept either position in
a holistic manner. Both are accepted in different contexts and the person who is the common area and battleground simply gives
in to each as the demand of circumstances become evident.
I guess from my simplistic perspective the problem lies in that word self and as long as we ignore God our self is left in the lurch, unstably
tottering between selfish extremes.
He uses the natural order of the world to communicate, he used the words in His book the
bible, he uses people who explain what Jesus said (this blog is one example), he uses our conscience before we sear it with
God talks to us, but often we ignore the words, impressions, or simply deny their existence and power.
In our modern first world society,
an untruth is told.
Much of the public perception projected into the world is that Christianity is a self-absorbed, guilt ridden,
anti-community sect of society that preys on hurt people.
Each of these statements are lies.
Jesus told us to love others and
God. (Mark 12:30-31) we are to be other focussed.
We are set free from guilt. “His love for those who have respect for him is as high as the heavens are above
the earth. He has removed our lawless acts from us as far as the east is from the west.” Psalm 103
We are to be a light to the community and world.
light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:16
We are to align our self-respect
and self-concept with God’s view of us. He died to enable us, impure as we are to be connected with the God of the Universe for eternity (and that’s a
very long time).
We are to overcome the war of selfishness and self-respect by removing the “self” part of the equation and
putting Jesus central as the path to God the Father and allowing Holy Spirit to be our guide on the path to purity.
So in Paul, that
ancient great Christian’s words, “See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks. If they did not escape when they refused him
who warned them on earth, how much less will we, if we turn away from him who warns us from heaven? … Therefore, since
we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,
for our “God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Good health is temporary and itís extended as a gift from God
in God flows out of the experience of his loving me, day in and day out, whether the day is stormy or fair, whether I'm sick
or in good health, whether I'm in a state of grace or disgrace. He comes to me where I live and loves me as I am.~Brennan
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Is wanting to have an easy, long life without anxiety or hard work what we should aim for?
Periods of relief are important but our Christian
teaching suggest that we are not here for easy times and a free ride. We are here with a purpose and directions for our lives
that are often difficult, burdened and uncomfortable.
Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves
and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for
me will find it. What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give
in exchange for their soul? For the Son of Man is going to come in his Father’s glory with his angels, and then he will
reward each person according to what they have done. Matt 16
It’s easy to misunderstand what Jesus said. Let’s
make this real to today.
Jesus said something like this…
Whoever wants to learn from me, follow me and do things I have done, needs to put others
and myself first, we need to carry the tools that others will use to hurt or kill us with us, and follow me. Don’t
choose this and you will lose everything in life, choose this and you gain everything in life. What good is it to be wealthier
than Bill Gates, yet give up your spirit and body to hell? What can you pay or barter to get your spirit and body from going
to hell? …
Is this an easy message? Is it one that promises an easy life?
That is not to say we are not to pray and ask for health, guidance
Here is what John says in his third letter he writes to Christians…
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health
and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. It gave me great joy when some believers came
and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it. I have no greater joy than to
hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John
If John can pray for good health, so can we!
God is good! He often eases our way, but he always guides us.
need to be like David and say…
Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,
I will fear no evil,
you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me. Psalm 23
Note the rod and staff comfort. How? A tap here ,a smack there, to get us to miss out on worse dangers
and getting off course.
We are under protection, but the protection is not without it’s pains and constraints.
We need to know that whatever happens is for our good, not our damage.God is truth, God is love.
Our God, my loving God is to be trusted.
Let’s trust him through the tough times today!
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