January 6, 2014

As Christians, we understand that God made everything, understands everything, and can do everything.

Knowing this, it is hard to understand why there is so much sin in this world. After all, if sin is so repulsive to God, and it is, and God has the power to stop it, then why doesn’t He? That is a question that all Christians ask themselves at some point.

It seems no longer such a mystery to me, because I understand that though God has the power to do anything, He also has the power not to do something. If He has the power to see the future then He also has the power not to see the future. In other words, God has the power to see only what He wants, or thinks proper, to see.

As I am given more under standing about God, from God, I see that He does not ask, or command, anything from us that He does not also do. He says that we should love Him with all of our heart, mind, soul, and strength, because that is how He loves us. He says that we should treat others the same as we want to be treated, which is just a different way to state the first commandment, and so, He treats us the same way that He would have us treat Him.

I see that it is wrong to look at another’s sin. God says do not judge and if I do not look at another’s nakedness (sin) then I will not, even cannot, judge. Therefore, it is clear to me that God will not look at sin, before it is time.

Some of the verses that lead me to understand that God chooses not to look at sin, before it happens, are Genesis 3:21(NIV) “The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.” God did not want to see their sin, so it is wrong to look at another’s sin and it is apparent that only God could make a covering that could obstruct His view. Adam and Eve, understanding that they needed a covering for sin, had attempted to make a covering, but it was not effective. If it had been, there would have been no reason for God to make another one. We look at this and say to ourselves that God did not want to look at their physical nakedness, but it was their sin that needed a covering. This also explains why God asked if they had eaten from the tree, instead of stating that they had.

This understanding is reinforced in Genesis 9:21-23, where it is indicated that it is wrong to look at another’s nakedness. Gen 9:21-23 (NIV) “When he drank some of its wine, he became drunk and lay uncovered inside his tent. Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father’s nakedness and told his two brothers outside. But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it across their shoulders; then they walked in backward and covered their father’s nakedness. Their faces were turned the other way so that they would not see their father’s nakedness.”

It is also explained in Gal 3:26&27 (NIV) “You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.” We have donned the covering that God has offered and therefore He does not see our sin.

If it is wrong for us to look at another’s sin then you can rest assured that God will not: until judgment. (Isaiah 28:21)

You see, it makes clear why God said to Abraham (Gen 22:12 NIV)”Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” Not to obey God would have been a sin and God would not look into the future to see sin, so He did not know that Abraham would obey Him, until Abraham was about to do so.

This explains many verses in the Bible that show God did not know something. Genesis 6:5-7 is one of those situations that become clear, when one understands that God will not look at sin. I am sure there are many more and the next time you read something in the Bible and say to yourself that God should have known that, you may understand that He did not, and why He did not.


January 1, 2014

We hear a phrase that sounds good to us and we just grab it and run with it.

I have found it profitable not to accept anything that any man or woman says without a bit of contemplation. The phrase “Life begins at conception” is a good example of one that is not quite right.

The problem with using a phrase when it is not perfectly right is that it cannot be fully defended.

Now, think about it for just a second. Life does not begin at conception. Life is passed on at conception. Both the egg and sperm must be alive for conception to occur. If either is without life there can be no conception.

As Christians, who are privileged to have the Word of God, we know that human life began with Adam (Gen 2:7) and if you think about it, passed on to all who have it. Life was passed on to Eve from Adam (Gen 2:23) and then from Adam and Eve to all who have now, will have, or ever had it (Gen 3:20).

Even those who do not believe in God would have to admit that life had to have a beginning with only one person.

It seems to me that the phrase should be “A human being begins with conception”. The new being is human, not some other form of life, and did not exist before conception.

Abortion is taking the life of a defenseless, innocent human being. We all started this life as one cell. Does it make it any less of a crime, in God’s eyes, at what age anyone is when they are killed? I say in God’s eyes because man has made it legal. So, by definition it is not murder.

By definition murder is unlawful killing and the government has passed laws that make it lawful, but only in the eyes of man. Think about it: it is lawful, in this Country, to kill an innocent human being! Can there be a more clear proof of perversion of justice?

Abortion was legalized, for money, by those that have no fear of dieing of it themselves.

(Deu 27:25 NIV) “Cursed is the man who accepts a bribe to kill an innocent person.” Then all the people shall say, “Amen!”

That is what God says about killing an innocent person. Those who take money for abortion are all guilty of accepting a bribe to kill an innocent person, from doctors to judges. If no one paid there would be no abortions.

If you think about it, abortion is the taking of an innocent life to just make the life of the guilty easier.

The scientific community has feigned the creation of life. If someone wants to believe they have been successful they are not corrected, but the truth is scientist have only manipulated organisms. They have removed part of the DNA from a living cell and replaced it with DNA that they artificially created. That is not creating life. One would have to place life, in a cell that they made, to honestly claim they created life.

I find it funny that those who state life began without God, cannot even define what life is! How intelligent is that? What began? The Word of God says that it is the breath of God and of course, the breath of God cannot be defined.