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Some thoughts to ponder on...

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To be dogmatic about nothing when it comes to the Gospel of Jesus Christ except that Jesus Christ is Lord, God, and Savior.

When God reveals to us a revelation in some area or another, we still only know in part what was revealed. Meaning we still need to leave room for growth and understanding.

Regardless of whom we are or what we have come to know and do, we will not be able to agree with all people concerning spiritual things, so sometimes it is just better to agree to disagree and move on.

To keep the Gospel and its contents simple, easy, and to the point.

We were called to be Ambassadors of Christ Jesus and His Kingdom, and not called to be God’s Lawyers or defense attorney’s. God is a BIG God and He can take care of His own.

To always leave room for learning, growth, and inspiration found in others.

To remember to let God be in control and come to the realization that none of us are in control of anything.

To remember that we are ALL students under Christ Jesus learning on a daily basis things to wonderful for the mind to totally comprehend; so if we are all students how can there be one single authority on divine matters except for Christ Jesus Himself? Let’s remain students Saints!

That we are saved by Grace, the unmerited favor of Mercy filled with unconditional love toward us God the Father’s fallen Children, and that our own supposed righteous works are nothing more than filthy disposable rags.

There is great POWER in the name of Jesus and by the Blood of the Lamb.

Not ever to be in a hurry to do anything, but to do all things with patience and with lots of prayer.

To include Jesus in your day in the morning and this by offering prayer.

To be part of a Church body who honors Jesus Christ as Lord, God, and Savior in order to be an effective warrior in Christ... For God did not call any of us to be lone warriors on our own, but to become part of the HEAD Who is Christ and Who has designed the Church body, for without you the body is not complete and YOU are not complete without the Body! It goes hand in hand.

To remember that we are ALL sinners, and even when saved and washed clean in the blood of Christ upon repentance being given the gift of Salvation through and by Jesus the Christ; that our flesh is still caught up in sin, but our spirits are made perfect 24/7 before God and not because of anything we ourselves have done, but by what Christ Jesus has done for us!

Forgiveness should be in the very heart of all believers, for Christ Himself said, "Let him/her who is without sin be the first to cast a stone." What happened with the people after hearing those words? Consider this and do the same...

To remember that no matter how long we have been saved or how knowledgeable we have become in spiritual matters concerning Jesus the Christ, we still KNOW nothing!

To KNOW and to UNDERSTAND that no Scripture stands alone... To have the knowledge to read before and after the Word of God given to reach completeness and to come to gain the WHOLE word of God... This way we come to KNOW what God is saying, otherwise the message given will prove God to be LIMITED, when God is not limited but man and his own abilities, thoughts and personal actions are limited!

Even though Jesus is the God of Canada and the United States including hundreds of other countries, does not mean that God is not the God of the rebellious nations, because HE IS! All people of all nations and all tribes are considered the Children of the Living God, lost as they may be, let us not forget that we were all lost at one time too. Leave room for Mercy and Grace filled with Godly love so that the blind can see, the deaf can hear, and the hard-hearted can understand, thus accept and be set free. The Nations say kill and destroy, but God says, "To love your enemy."

We all have two meters in life that count most, one is called the Peace Meter and the other is called the Joy Meter. When your peace meter and your joy meter is out of whack, you will tend to look more at the carnal side of man instead of at the glory of God about him. Negativity will replace mercy, love will be short, patience will be thin, anger, bitterness, and resentment will be close by, depression, sorrow and grief, will accompany you. Poor judgments will be made, adding more sorrow. By our words we are justified and by our words we are condemned. Matthew 12:37. You were drawn by love, filled with mercy and given utmost forgiveness and were and still are accepted, so why have you stopped giving what you have freely received? This is the question that needs to be asked internally and is between you and Jesus, keep it there...

We all need to remember that were all human and are prone to making mistakes; then to show mercy and understanding with gentle nudges of righteousness pointing the way.

The wisdom to know and to understand that none of us can do anything, and that is absolutely nothing without Jesus, because as it is written, "I can do nothing without Christ." Meaning nothing of value, for God is looking at the heart of man, not his/her flesh.

The peace of God given only by the presence of Holy Spirit is our guide as to where we stand in Christ. When our peace meter is out of whack, then something is wrong, go before Jesus and ask Him... Peace will soon be restored.

To know and to understand that we who are saved, washed in the Blood of the Lamb, and have Holy Spirit living in us, that we can go before the throne of Grace at any time, any where, for any reason, for the Kings scepter is held out to us eternally, for we are bought and paid for by Jesus, Forever.

To know that you can go before our Father even when we are found in sin, with humble and repentant hearts and ask our Father in Jesus name to forgive us our sin, already forgiven us, thus thrown into the sea of forgetfulness.

This freedom is granted because when we continue to go before Jesus, with a repentant heart, and even in our wrong doing, it keeps the relationship open and alive, besides God already knew what you were going to do before you did it, He just wants you to admit it, and repent of it, like any Good Father would.

How amazing is our God!

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A Mental Challenge...

Let me explain the problem science has with Jesus Christ." The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.

"You're a Christian, aren't you, son?"

"Yes sir," the student says.

"So you believe in God?"

"Absolutely."

"Is God good?"

"Sure! God's good."

"Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?"

"Yes."

"Are you good or evil?"

"The Bible says I'm evil."

The professor grins knowingly. "Aha! The Bible!" He considers for a moment. "Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?"

"Yes sir, I would."

"So you're good...!"

"I wouldn't say that."

"But why not say that? You'd help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn't."

The student does not answer, so the professor continues. "He doesn't, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Hmmm? Can you answer that one?"

The student remains silent.

"No, you can't, can you?" the professor says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax.

"Let's start again, young fella. Is God good?"

"Er...yes," the student says.

"Is Satan good?"

The student doesn't hesitate on this one. "No."

"Then where does Satan come from?"

The student falters. "From...God..."

"That's right. God made Satan, didn't he? Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?"

"Yes, sir."

"Evil's everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?"

"Yes."

"So who created evil?" The professor continued, "If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil."

Again, the student has no answer. "Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?"

The student squirms on his feet. "Yes."

"So who created them?"

The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question. "Who created them? There is still no answer. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized.
"Tell me," he continues onto another student. "Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?"


The student's voice betrays him and cracks. "Yes, professor, I do."

The old man stops pacing. "Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?"

"No sir. I've never seen Him."

"Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?"

"No, sir, I have not."

"Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?"

"No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't."

"Yet you still believe in him?"

"Yes."

"According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?"

"Nothing," the student replies. "I only have my faith."

"Yes, faith," the professor repeats. "And that is the problem science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith."

The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of his own. "Professor, is there such thing as heat?"

"Yes," the professor replies. "There's heat."

"And is there such a thing as cold?"

"Yes, son, there's cold too."

"No sir, there isn't."

The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain.

"You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't have anything called 'cold'. We can hit up to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -458 degrees. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it."

Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding like a hammer.

"What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?"

"Yes," the professor replies without hesitation. "What is night if it isn't darkness?"

"You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? That's the meaning we use to define the
word. In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?"

The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be a good semester. "So what point are you making, young man?"

"Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed."

The professor's face cannot hide his surprise this time. Flawed? Can you explain how?"

"You are working on the premise of duality," the student explains. "You argue that there is life and then there's death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses
electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it."

"Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?"


"If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes, of course I do."

"Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?"

The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where the argument is going. A very good semester, indeed.

"Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going Endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?"

The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion has subsided.

"To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean."

The student looks around the room. "Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor's brain?" The class breaks out into laughter.
"Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor's brain, felt the professor's brain, touched or smelt the professor's brain? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, with all due respect, sir. So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?"

Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face unreadable.

Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. "I guess you'll have to take them on faith."

"Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life," the student continues. "Now, sir, is there such a thing as evil?"

Now uncertain, the professor responds, "Of course, there is. We see it everyday. It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil."

To this the student replied, "Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God.

God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light."

The professor sat down.

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Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Psalm 5:1

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