I recently was informed of a conversation between a relative (high school student) and a pushy teacher. Apparently, the teacher wanted to inform the family member that there is no God and that the world was created using the Big Bang Theory and that the theory of evolution was scientific fact. This disturbed me for a few different reason, but the main one was the fact that a faculty member of a public school felt it was fine to push their personal beliefs on students. When did facts take a backseat to theories? Are we really a society of people that are so vain that we believe that the universe boomed into existence without God’s divine intervention?
I think the thing that is the most disturbing is the fact that adults are using their positions of authority to force their beliefs on those that are under their authority. During the time of Jesus, the Pharisees attempted the same thing. I thought that humans were supposed to learn from the mistakes made in the past to make better decisions in the present and future. One thing I always say to someone who asks me my thoughts on evolution is that there is a reason that it is still being call the theory of evolution: it cannot be proven! This is a fact. People who support the theory have tried and tried to find evidence for the proof, but there isn’t any to be found. Most likely, they are believing some videos they watch on the Internet. The problem is that they fail to check multiple sources and see that many of the items of ‘evidence’ turn out to be hoaxes.
Another interesting fact is that the scientific techniques use to day writings, such as the Bible, has dated the manuscripts to have been written before the science community was able to catch up on discoveries. Things such as the world being round, the earth is hanging is space, the importance of washing to prevent disease, and several others. My point to this post is this: I believe that God exists and that He still interacts with humans in ways science will ever understand. However, I refuse to force my belief on others, I am willing to share them with anyone who will hear it, but it is their choice to listen or not.
I know it has been a while since I last posted, thing can get hectic at times finding a few minutes to write what I have been thinking about. As I sit here, I am supposed to leave for work in about 30 minutes. I have been listening to my audio Bible while working and really be contemplating the level of love that God has for us. You know that God loved us before we were formed in the womb. He knows that we are flawed beings that fail Him daily, but He still loves us and desires to have a relationship with each of us. Not only that, but He also wants us to love one another. People must be willing to give the same consideration to others as we do ourselves.
Love has to be unconditional otherwise it isn’t really love. We should love others for no other reason than we were all designed by God.
35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Love is the key to life, love for God and love for others. People have to take time from worrying about themselves to show compassion and concern for others. We must always put God first and then others above ourselves. Jesus told the people numerous times that love for others is important to be able to get to heaven. I know this is an area where I fall short and if not for the grace of God I would be in worse shape than I am now. God does this for us because He loves us. People need to realize that God does not need us to love and obey Him. Instead, God wants us to love and obey him.
The Creator does not require the love and honor of His creation, He desires it because He loved us before we were even born. Life would be much better if everyone took a couple of minutes and consider the implications of their personal decision in regards to the effect it would have on others. I tell my family that it is selfish to make a decision without consideration to the effects that it will have on others.
I know that when I try to put others ahead of me, at the end of the day, I believe I am yielding to the will of God. My biggest problem is that I mess up a lot. The positive side is that God’ grace and love for me allows me to continue trying. He knows my heart and my intentions and He can strengthen me when I am weak.
I find myself getting amused when watching videos of people proclaiming that if God exists He should show himself. The flaw with their thinking is that they believe that their mind would be able to process seeing God. Really??? Just the mere presence of God has made men fall like dead men. Then when God sent His son to pay for the sins of the world, they killed him. What kind of vain creation man is because he demands proof and then destroyed it when it was in front of his face. The vanity of man is always going to be the biggest divided between God and man. God does’t need to prove Himself to us, we need to prove ourselves to Him. On a personal note, before I got back into church, I thought this same way: if God is real and He truly loves me why not reveal Himself to me? After I got back into church the answer was given to me, God had revealed himself to me numerous time I was too vain and stupid to see the signs,
Now, when someone asks me to prove there is a God, I respond He has already proven Himself, you just can’t see the signs. If they insist I prove God, I simply respond for them to prove there isn’t. This usually leads to a serious of questions about the evil of the world. The response to this is simple: freewill. Man desires freewill, God granted it, and man gets angry when God does not correct their mistakes. Simply pray for them, arguing with them benefits nothing. God bless!
Lately there has been several incidents that have happened in my life that makes me questioned the intentions of people. I previously wrote a post about how people claiming to be Christian thinking they are above others (this is impossible, God wants us to love everyone). In the recent weeks, I have noticed there are some people who now what to act improperly at the most inconvenient times. Don’t get me wrong, there needs to be laughter in the world. People who take life too serious all the time can suck the joy out of life for others. I don’t think Jesus intended for us to act this way either. As children of God, there is a balance that can allow us to enjoy certain aspects of life while maintaining a level of decency and order.
Paul summed it up best when he wrote in 1 Corinthians 13:11, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” There is a time and place for different behaviors. We need to be examples of servants of God.
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Normally, I try to not focus on a single verse because it gives room for taking a verse out of context. For a few days now I have had this particular verse on my mind. Imagine a world where everyone treated others the way that they want to be treated. It would be as close to an earthly paradise as man could achieve. Of course we all know that with man, this paradise would be impossible, it takes the grace of God for us to come close. This is because man is more concerned with their own wants even over the needs of other. It is dangerous business when one man’s wants take priority over another man’s need. Be careful, when we get into this habit, we make room for problems to arise.
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
A simple but powerful selection of Scripture given to us from the wisdom of Jesus. Modern day Christians are allowing their light to be tainted and dimmed in the pursuit of pleasing the people around them. As I have mentioned on a few different occasions the behavior of Christians is on a near constant observation from people in the world. This means that we must be willing to portray ourselves in a positive light that stays in line with the word of God. We must be willing to face any disapproval from others to remain faithful to the commandments that are given to us by God. It is better to disappoint man than disappoint God.
One huge mistake that many people make is trying to please society and accepting immoral actions. I look at it like this, just because something is legal doesn’t make it right. If God was considered illegal, I would be a criminal in a heartbeat. We must be more concerned with pleasing God than we are with pleasing man. Life it too short to try and pacify a world that is trying to eliminate God.