I had a debate of sorts with a self-proclaimed “atheist” over the last few days. I have a real problem with people claiming that there is no God. In claiming such, aren’t you making yourself god? But I digress. I corrected a truth on a fellow blogger. He had stated something ambiguously, and I didn’t want anyone confused, so I corrected the truth to be more plain. Then this angry “atheist” (what do they have to be angry about anyway if they are their own gods? lol) attacked me with the Bible not being true and prophecies not panning out, Yada yadda, and I simply responded gently and calmly with truth, always at peace in my spirit. Day after day he attacked again, and with a smile and peace I answered with truth. Tiring of the game, I told him I loved him because God made him and loves him and that I would pray for his salvation and goodbye. I did pray many times for the man. I believe those most opposed to God and specifically Jesus are the closest to Him without realizing because they are fighting tooth and nail with great angst and fervor for God, who is true, not to be true. They are thinking about God all the time, some even obsessed, but just haven’t quite decided truth is truth yet, still comfortable in their lies. But we have an innate moral consciousness, all of us. We can be brainwashed since birth and kept from truth and God and still know He exists and that there is a right and wrong. And our own complexity and that of sustained creation (well, until lately because it is the end times) proves God’s existence and presence here. And thr Bible, despite what lies have been said, has never ever been proven false and it’s prophecies have all been fulfilled except the handful that are going to be fulfilled soon. But arguing with a fool makes you a fool, so presenting truth in love is the only option to plant a seed or water one and who knows what God will do to help their hearts turn to truth. Would be pretty cool if he were saved. I want everyone to be saved. But I thank God for salvation and Jesus for providing the way, truth and life for all who accept Him. What an amazing God I love and serve!❤❤❤
Somewhere along the way
After I had prayed
A burden lifted off me
And I walked a lighter step.
Somewhere along the way,
I prayed for God’s wisdom
And suddenly the once thought overwhelming
Melted like butter in step.
Somewhere along the way
When I prayed for my children
They accepted God as their own
And each step grew more joyful.
Somewhere along the way
We got closer to the day
God will take us home
In the glorious, joyful rapture.❤
My daughter is raised to be truthful. Not that we always get it right, but she knows full well what is truth and what is lie. Her friend does not, she mixes truth and lies up together in a big bowl and dishes it up according to what she wants at the moment- attention, things, pleasures, etc. Sounds like half of society these days and me a while back, I confess it. So how is it I believe I am instructing my child in knowing truth versus lie? How can I tell? What is truth? Is it all relative, which is the latest fad of knowledge? Do we guess or reason and come up with our own truth? Who decides what truth is? How do we know what is truth internally? Why is there a truth? Aren’t absolutes square and rigid and boring and limiting and antique/archaic?
I know and we all know what truth is because we are all created with live by the Creator of truth/One which can not ever lie. Our Creator can not lie, there is no lie in Him. And He planted a moral code in our brain. We can choose to attend to it or not for we were also given free will. But the moral truth code is embedded on our brain harddrive. Think about it. Why do we gasp in horror when someone hits a pregnant woman or leaves their dog in the car on a hot summer day or kill someone or rise in anger at a bully? Why? Did someone tell everyone this is bad and wrong, lying is bad and wrong. When we lie, do we feel good or bad? Think about it. Someone had to have done so. God pre-wired us to know it. He wanted our happiness because of His love for us so gave us the moral code of truth to follow to be happy. And He was generous enough to write it down in the Bible for we who are too distracted and self-involved to hear our internal moral truth programming code gift from God. We need to get back to it for our happiness and connection to God. 😄❤
I believe the greatest lie that Satan started and has used for generations now successfully is the lie of evolution, and in so doing taking the Majesty, Glory, Beauty, Love and Power away from God as Creator for those who buy into that crap. The religion being forced down the students’ and public’s throat is the biggest pile of hooey in existence. It is ridiculous and impossible that we slowly made ourselves and became more complex. Leave things alone in nature and what happens? More complexity? No, of course not. Things degrade, break down. I am a doctor and many times in college was reprimanded, put down, penalized with a lower grade for not supporting that moronic agenda. It is so ridiculous. They think people are too stupid to think for themselves and too lazy to want to. And they try to make it seem plausible by adding billions of years to it! Ha!! Put the parts of a watch on the ground and wait billions of years. Will the completed, fully functioning and powered watch be ready to go when you get back in a couple billion years? Really? We need to think, people. God made us good minds that can think. God made the mountains. God made the sun. Think of that for a minute. He made it. He made the power source for our galaxy. God made birds that sing and fly, reptiles, insects for pollenation, chinchillas because they are cute, mammals, marsupials for something different, sea creatures, trees, flowers, everything. God did all that, in full color and sound and reproducing perfect offspring to perpetuate itself. And God made us. That is no mistake. We are not by any stretch of the imagination powerful enough to make any of it, especially our own selves. It is plain foolish to believe that noise. And dangerous, because God IS powerful enough to make all this. So He is powerful enough to withdraw from supporting it if we are so bad and against Him as to piss Him off. Of course He is loving and gives grace for now. But we need to get our acts together and start doing what He wants. God can restore. He can heal. He wants to. Draw close to Him and keep doing so. Pray, read your Bible, return to our country’s spiritual roots, to creation’s spiritual roots. ❤
There is so much talk that everything is good as long as it is what you believe and want and it makes you happy and doesn’t hurt anyone. I believe that is the answer to the wrong question. I believe what is my right and wrong is a fool’s game because we all have such differing experiences and interpretation. I believe we have to always go back to the truth. The only truth I know of anymore is God’s Word, the Bible. It has never been disproven ever. No other book can boast of that. And it was written by God through people, except the 10 Commandments, which God wrote Himself. I believe inventing and living off your own truth is short-sighted and egotistical at best and extremely and eternally dangerous at worst. The question is not what is ok. That is the wrong question. What really matters is what secures my eternal future and helps those around me and what will God allow me to carry into eternity? And that means also what will please God? Apart from the Bible, I am not sure how you would know that. There is an eternity that we will meet sooner than you think which should excite you if you are close to God obeying His Word (which involves heavily reading the Bible and praying) and should terrify you if you aren’t. I believe that motivates behavior in a completely different way when you ask the right question. Many things are ok, but are they eternally beneficial and pleasing to God? That is the correct question to focus all your energy upon. ❤
There is a big list of things I believe. But what is more important than that is what is true. I believe the Bible is true. I believe God is truth and He wrote everything we need to know in the Bible. I believe it is difinitive and unapologetic and stands and defends itself unquestionably and is our greatest tool for life, instruction, correction and battle (defense and offence). Thus, I believe every word in it is correct and true and gives us everything we need for salvation and eternal life with God in heaven through the saving power of Jesus Christ, the true Messiah and only means of salvation from sin and evil. I believe prayer, faith and contrition bring us to direct audience with Almighty God who loves us and wants to have a personal relationship with us. And that is it. I used to have many opinions, but God has lined them up with His truth, thanks and praise be to God!!! His is the opinion which matters because it n is true and perfect and holy. Praise God Almighty!!! Praise my Heavenly Father, Maker of heaven and earth and all that we see or know! May His name be lifted up! May His light cut through the darkness! May His truth set us all free! May those He made love Him and choose salvation! ❤❤❤
When we stay close to the Lord, He stays close to us. When we have humble souls before Him (giving Him the proper respect as God) and worship and obey Him, let me tell you He blesses. He doesn’t control other people (that whole free will thing) so we will always have troubles until heaven, but He promises to stay with us and reward our efforts for Him and love and support us all the while. God always keeps His promises, and one very cool thing about Him is that for every command in the Bible, He also right after gives one promise/blessing that corresponds. Every one. I dare you to look. And He is truth so is good on His word!! You cannot count on people- any person will and can let you down or break a promise. But God never lies, changes His mind, breaks His promises, falls asleep on the job, fails you, is unfaithful or untrue to His word. Ever. You can rest with peace and joy in God and know your energy is well placed and perfectly poised. You can never go wrong with God. He is probably the only One you can ever say that about. If God is asleep only you have, God is all you need. That is so true. ❤❤❤