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frank“The libertine lives as if God doesn’t exist. The legalist lives as if he/she is God”

Frank Viola

 

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There are basically two views of Christianity.

The first view of faith is the Biblical view of faith as active trust in propositions we know to be true, because we have reasons and evidence to believe those propositions. This view is not only rooted in the Bible, but it extends through Augustine and Aquinas to the present day. I have written about this view of faith before, and quoted many theologians in support of it. I also showed how people in the Bible use miracles as a sign in order to convince skeptics. For example, Peter appealing to the resurrection in Acts 2. The Bible teaches that faith is active trusting based on evidence.

The second view is blind faith. This view is nowhere in the Bible, and this view asserts that becoming a Christian is a leap-of-faith in the dark against all the evidence. This view not only minimizes…

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frank“”Companion” means “one with whom we share bread.” Jesus had many companions. Including the most despised in society.”

Frank Viola

Made me think about how can I do more of this. Your thoughts?

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“There might be things more terrible even than losing someone you love by death.” 

C.S. Lewis

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Everyone has encountered a T. rex in books, movies or museums.   Besides its size and menacing jaws one of the most striking features of a T. rex is its diminutive arms.   So why were the arms of T. rex so short?   There have been many hypotheses including: 1) they had no use and were like a vestigial organ, 2) they were used to hold on to potential mates, 3) they were used to hold onto small prey while they ate, 4) they were used to help them get up when they fell down or 5) some combination of these explanations.  Can these hypotheses be tested?  Well, yes and no.  Behavior traits are notoriously difficult, by not impossible, to assess with the fossil record. For example, see my post on extinct elephant behaviors deduced from fossil footprints (Preservation of Behavior: Fossilized Elephant Tracks from the Arabian Peninsula)…

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320377-stephen-king-637x0-2“Truth comes out, in the end it always comes out.”

Stephen King, The Shining

 

I know for a fact that Stephen King does not suit up in the line of thinkers and theologians, whose sayings I so want to share with you almost daily. But I am a big fan of king’s writings and I had to share this one with you.

I was re-reading King’s “The Shining” when this statement above struck me. I must confess I have read this particular novel 5 times and yet I always skipped this  line mentally, only now when I thought about it, is when I realized the brutal honesty of these words.

It amazed me because sometimes we get so bogged down in life that we forget the basic truths of this universe and despite the obvious rumor about there being no god and all, I still think justice and truth has a way of finding itself back into this world, one way or the other. Some call it karma, some call it fate, what you sow you shall reap, but the underlying truth remains the same, that never changes. You can’t cover it up for ever. Truth indeed comes out in the end. If only men knew this simple eternal truth, our world would be a much better place.

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“Seeing is not believing.”

C.S. Lewis

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“If a man’s self is not kept clean and bright, his glimpse of God will be blurred.”

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“We were promised sufferings, they were part of the program. We were even told, “Blessed Are They That Mourn”

C.S. Lewis

This reminded me of the fact that sufferings when we come to look at it, are not everyday, everywhere. And I do not mean suffering, as in pain, loss, emotion for the sake of love or financial trouble. I guess we all suffer that way, atheist and theist alike. But I think the suffering as foretold in teh gospel, is because of your testimony for Christ. I do not use the word faith because most often faith is something of an idea we hold in heart. It is only when our faith is reflected through our lives –  that it corresponds with the message of the gospel which we hope to carry with us, is when we form a beleiver’s testimony. And I think if we live our testimony we will certainly be facing some trouble.

As you go to your bed at night and kneel down to pray, be humble in spirit and remember those out there, who are persecuted only because they beleive in Christ Jesus. And remember them as you are yourself persecuted for that is the only way we can be a part of their suffering.

“Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” (Hebrews 13:3)

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king“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, “What are you doing for others?””

Martin Luther King