WHO DID JESUS DIE FOR?

June 23, 2011

Well, as most who read my posts are Christians and know Jesus died for anyone who will admit they are a sinner and in dire need of a Savior. We search out Jesus, realize that he is that Savior that we so desperately need then we plead guilty, are baptized, and raised a new being. As a rule humans only think of themselves. We are selfish and self-centered, so in our own mind that pretty much ends the question of ‘Who did Jesus die for’.

I am not throwing stones at others: I am just as human as anyone. However, as I think about God and Jesus, it becomes apparent to even someone like me that I, or we, are not the only ones that Jesus died for.

Jesus did and said only what his Father wanted him to do and say. So, what ever Jesus did is what God would do. Jesus said, to those around him, that if you see him you see the Father.

Now we understand that only Jesus could die in our place, which is the penalty for sin, because only Jesus had no sin of his own. If he had “any” sin then he would have had to die for his own sin and because death is permanent, then he could not have returned to die for us. Of course, we all know and understand this, but do you realize that Jesus also died in God’s place?

If Jesus did only what His father would do, then if it were possible for God to die, He would die for us, because that is what Jesus did!

It is not possible for God to die, because if He did then everything would cease to exist. We would be no more and I for one do not want to die; or be no more. God promised us eternal life and If He ceased to exist then He could not keep His promise and I, for one, am sure that He would not break His word.

God will not violate His own precepts and His second rule is “Do unto others what you would have them do to you” (Matthew 7:12 NIV). It is a hard thing to admit that we would want someone to die for us, but that is just what we ask Jesus to do and because he obeys God’s rules, he did for us, as he would want us to do for him: if that were possible.

Just as we need, someone to die for us, God also needed someone to die for Him!

Think about it and see what a wonderful God and Savior we have and understand why God honors His son so much.


WHAT WOULD A MUSLIM PRESIDENT DO?

March 29, 2010

 

First I must say that this country is basically a Christian country so any Muslim candidate would probably have to come from outside the USA. Though it is illegal to become president unless one is born a citizen, if enough bribes are paid, and the importance downplayed sufficiently it might be possible to circumnavigate the law.

It would be vitally necessary to hide the fact that he was a Muslim, both before the election and also after it. Before, because he would not stand a chance of being elected, and after to hide the motive for all of the damage he would do to the country. The USA is said to be an enemy to Islam and there would be no reason for a Muslim to attempt to become president other than to destroy this country.

One way to hide his religion would be to attend a Christian church before the election. There would be no reason or gain to continue after the election, unless it was becoming too obvious that he was Muslim. He could even justify lying about being a Christian, because Islam allows lies to further its goal of world dominance.

As president he could not pardon his fellow Muslims who have been imprisoned, but if he could close the prison, which would cause them to be moved to a less secure facility then perhaps they could escape. Even if they were not successful they would have a chance to kill more Americans before they were recaptured.

Perhaps he and those who help him could change the way the enemies of this country are tried for their crimes. If foreigners are given the same rights as natives and are not read their rights there is no way they can be found guilty. The truth is we can not even convict our own criminals and even if we could there is no room in prisons for them.

Those who do not understand that the president was a Muslim would not see clearly what was transpiring and would be clueless as to what was happening. Those that do understand the ways of Muslims would understand if the president bowed to a Muslim king and made statements such as Islam is a peaceful religion. That is if we would ever elect a Muslim president.

The president would believe that he would go down in history as the greatest president of the USA; because Muslims would write U.S. history after he destroyed it and he would be the one mainly responsible for the fall of the great Satan.

Anything that the president could do to weaken this country he would do. If he could weaken the economy, or cause civil unrest he would do so. It would be a wise move to make it seem as though it was an attempt to socialize the country instead of the real goal which would be to destroy it.

It would be a real feather in his cap when he belittled the leader of Israel and you can be sure he would. One of the very important things he would strive to do is to destroy the bond between Israel and the USA. That could be easily accomplished by demanding the ridiculous.

You might ask yourself if God would allow this to happen and the answer is not difficult to ascertain. We have decided to choose our own leaders, not relying on God and God lets man sin. How else can a stiff-necked people like us learn if He doesn’t let us make mistakes? If we elected a Muslim for our leader God would know it even before the man was born!

It seems to me to be a necessary step toward the end of time. You see Israel will not depend on God to protect them. In the past they have made alliances with many foreign countries instead of relying on God alone. That does not please God. It seems that the whole world will turn on Israel in the end times and so this country must also turn.

If we ever elect a Muslim for president he will think he is having great success, but he would only be doing God’s bidding. That is the one true God’s bidding. Israel will finally have to put their trust in the one true God, because there will be no one else to turn to. Once again God will rise up and defeat the enemies of Israel, but this time it will be the last time.

That is, if we ever elect a Muslim president.


IT IS LOGICAL TO BELIEVE IN GOD.

February 20, 2010

 

Most of those who are well versed in worldly understanding seem to think that it is not logical to believe in God, but just the opposite is true. Not only is it logical to believe in God, but the only God that is possible is the God of the Bible.

I have found that in order to understand anything it is necessary to start with the very basics. When I question something, and I question everything, usually I must work toward simplifying the question and not accept what is said. In other words I must first determine if what I think I know is true before I can build on it; I work backwards instead of forward.

Take the universe as an example. Working backwards it seems to me that there must be something that has and will always exist. The Bible says that something is God. If I did not believe in God wouldn’t I believe that it is the universe that always existed and will always exists? If the universe didn’t always exist then something or someone would have to have created it and if it was someone it would have to be a God because no man could do such an awesome thing, nor could there even be a man before there was a universe.

Those who do not want to believe in God have invented the Big Bang theory to explain the existence of the universe. It really doesn’t make much sense to think an explosion could take place in such a great field of gravity that would exist when all of the matter in the universe was gathered together, but just to keep from auguring the possibility suppose it could.

If the Big Bang theory were true then in order for the universe to always exist at some point all of the matter in the universe would have to be re-gathered to one place. That creates a problem that we can see is not possible. We can not see into the past clearly, but we can see what is happening today and the cause of the end of the universe is clear.

Looking into the sky at night we can see the destruction of the universe. The light from the stars is mass being destroyed. The only way energy is produced is by the destruction of matter. Matter is made of energy locked into a matrix. Once that matrix is broken it is not possible to reestablish it. Einstein was proved right when the Atomic Bomb worked, matter is made of energy, but matter is Humpty Dumpty it can not be reassembled. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men can not put matter together again: nor does nature.

There are some scientist that claim it is done in a cyclotron, but if matter must be used in the process and more matter is destroyed than produced then one can not claim matter was created. It is only a residue of the process.

Something or Someone must have created matter by locking energy into the various matrixes that we know as matter. Massive amounts of matter are being destroyed to produce energy, but no where in the universe is energy being reformed into matter and it would have to if the universe were never ending. Understanding this one can discern the universe is fading away.

Then one who is questioning in truth would have to contemplate where energy came from, for without energy there could be no matter.

Those that have read much of what I have said already know this and they have probably have read this far just to see why I said the only God that is possible is the God of the Bible. Well this post has become too long, so I will explain my conclusion in my next post. Don’t you just hate that?


NOTHING MAKES SENSE WITHOUT FREEWILL

December 24, 2008

I might add that everything makes sense with free will. Pick the subject that would keep anyone from believing and view it as if we have free will and it is obvious that we (mankind) are responsible for it.

 

Sin abounds in this world and if we have no free will then God would be responsible for it. It is sin that separates us from God. If there is no free will then it is God that separates us from Him by making us sin. Those who understand God know He would not do such a thing.

 

There are those who say “I can not believe in God because a loving God would not allow war”, but God must allow war, because if He stopped it no one had the right or power to sin in that way. The fact that man goes to war proves free will: just as any sin proves free will.

 

We pray that God will stop sin, especially when someone is sinning against us, but with a little thought it can be seen that God has tied His own hands and can not stop sin without ending this age.

 

I believe that it is right to pray that sin be stopped, however I think we should always add that we want God’s will to be done. There are more sinners that God knows will turn to Him and therefore He does not end this age.

 

Pick your sin, any sin, murder, theft, even child abuse and if you apply free will to it you can see that God cannot completely stop it without removing the power to commit it.

 

It is God’s plan that we have the power to sin. He did not prevent Eve from eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, though it cursed all of mankind. Unfortunately all sin hurts others as well as the one that sins: which is one of the reasons that God hates sin.

 

Consider these two verses. (Exo 32:33 NIV)  The LORD replied to Moses, “Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book” and though I usually quote from the NIV it seems to me that the KJV says this better, (Mat 18:7 KJV) Woe unto the world because of offences! For it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!

 

It may seem a dichotomy, but I am not saying God can not stop sin. If you believe that God can do anything then stopping sin would not be beyond His abilities. I just don’t think it would be in His will.

 

Right now we face a great depression and life will not be as easy as it was. It will help if we can keep in mind that it was the greed of the rich that has caused it and if we are adversely affected it is not God’s fault. It is time to remember what God has done for us and to know these problems will not last forever. After theses times we will live forever happy.

 

Now we need to feel sorry for the rich and pray for them, because they are the ones who are really poor: poor in spirit and that is true poverty.


SCIENCE PROVES THERE IS A GOD.

October 14, 2007

I’ve got a couple of things to say before I show you that science proves the existence of God, so be patient and I will get around to it. First, I am rather small, so I have had to deal with bullies when I was younger. A bully is someone who always treats the weaker person in an overbearing or intimidating manner. The word is traditionally used to describe a person that is physically larger than the person he picks on. I don’t know if you realize it, but there are also intellectual bullies.

They are blessed with greater intellectual power and they use it to intimidate those who are intellectually weaker.

I class myself as weaker. Have you ever heard that “Your strength is your weakness and your weakness is your strength”? Well, because I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer, I have to break everything down to its simplest terms and then reassemble it to see if it really is as I was told.

Quite often I see someone brighter than I am, when told something, never questions the truth of what they have been told and they go on to build their understanding on a false base. It’s a case of their strength becoming their weakness. Well that is the start of weakness; it becomes much worse when after they have told everyone their theories and their pride will not let them recant. Then they become intellectual bullies and when anyone tries to point out an error they are attacked as complete idiots. So I know I will be attacked, but the truth is the truth and the truth is science has proved there has to be a God; they just are trying to hide the fact.

Have you ever heard the phrase “Turtles all the way down”? Let me tell you the story as I heard it. (There seems to be some other ways)

There was a young boy that had just reached the age where he began to be curios. One day while looking through a book he spied a picture of an elephant holding up the world. It brought a question to his mind and he went to his father, who knew everything, and asked him, “Father what is the elephant standing on?” His father having asked the same question as a lad answered, “Why, he is standing on a turtle”. That satisfied the boy for a few minutes, but then the obvious question occurred to him and he went back to his Dad and asked, “Father what is the turtle standing on?” Well, the boy was a bit brighter than his father at the same age, because the second question had never occurred to his father. Not wanting to seem as if he didn’t know he tried to wing it. “He is standing on another turtle” The boy didn’t even hesitate and blurted out, “What is that turtle standing on?” Now the boy had challenged his father’s knowledge too far, as he didn’t have an answer, and being a typical proud man was becoming quite angry. He snapped back at the boy, “Why there are turtles all the way down.”

Well, the boy knew when to shut up, but I am not a boy and I’m hearing the same kind of response when I ask science what the last turtle is standing on. The truth is science knows where the final turtle stands, but their pride will not let them admit it.

Let us examine some of the things science says about the beginning of the universe and some of its laws. The law of conservation of mass/matter, also known as law of mass/matter conservation (or the LomonosovLavoisier law), states that the mass of a closed system of substances will remain constant, regardless of the processes acting inside the system. An equivalent statement is that matter cannot be created nor destroyed, although it may change form.

That equivalent statement is not true. It is apparent that matter, or atoms can be destroyed, but they can not be created.

Einstein’s formula E=MC² was proved when the Atom Bomb detonated, and again when the Hydrogen Bomb worked. Basically Einstein said matter is nothing more than energy bound together by more energy and one can mathematically compute the amount of energy in a given amount of mass.

Heb 11:3 NIV says, “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.” (Energy bound together by energy)

Both the Atom Bomb and the Hydrogen Bomb work by destroying matter, which releases the energy that holds the matter (Energy) together.

Go outside on a clear, dry, moonless night and look up. Everything that you see is matter being destroyed, or converted to energy. It can be properly said “destroyed” if it can not be returned to matter. Every star is a giant mass destroying machine. Actually you can only see one side of the visible stars and you can only see a small part of the universe.

Energy is only created by destroying matter. Even the power from a hydroelectric plant is produced by the destruction of matter, as is the very act of looking up.

Now, as you see the massive destruction of matter that is happening every second in the universe, doesn’t it stand to reason that if there is a method that turns energy back into matter that it would be readily visible?

Well there is no visible reversal of destruction. If you ask a scientist if it is possible to turn energy into matter he will say, yes we do it everyday in our particle accelerators.

There is a slight problem with that answer. Basically they take an electron and smash it into another electron and sometimes another electron and an anti-electron are produced. They are always produced in pairs: it’s not possible to produce just one. Because energy and matter are basically the same scientist claim they have turned energy into matter. 

These two electrons are supposed to be equal with opposite charges, but when they collide there are gamma rays produced.

Now grade school math will tell you that the sum of one positive added to one negative of equal value is zero, or nothing. Considering that electrons are particles of energy it should be clear that if they annihilate each other there could be no energy released as there is no excess energy left in either to be released: one would only cancel the others energy. Because there is energy released they can not be equal in value. It’s not as if we have two trains with the equal amount of the same kind of energy crashing together, but one train and one ghost train. If I were theorizing I would say that this is just a step in this particular method of converting matter into energy. (Electrons into gamma rays)

I might add that it takes a great amount of energy in order to accelerate an electron to speed required too produce this pair and we already know that matter must be destroyed to generate this energy. Ask yourself if one can claim that matter has been created if massive amounts of matter have to be destroyed in order to produce one particle. Also if you must have electrons to make electrons then have you really made matter?

To summarize this post: yes, we are both getting tired of this.

Matter does exist and therefore had to be created. Because it is not created in this universe it had to be created outside of it. This proves (To me) there has to be a God. Now I know science is not going to admit it, but that is not unusual for mankind.


THE KEY TO HAPPINESS.

September 4, 2007

How it works and why it works for everyone.

There is a key to happiness. It doesn’t even matter what you believe about God, gods, no gods, or the great invisible nothingness.

If you read my posts you now that I am a flaming evangelical Christian, so you know that the key comes from the Bible, but you don’t even have to believe the Bible to accept this wisdom. I only included it because the Author should receive the credit.

The key comes from Philippians 4:8

(NIV)  Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.

How it works.

The key to understanding how it works is

“YOU FIND WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR”

If you are looking for whatever is lovely you will be concentrating on what is lovely, not on what is ugly, and you will find it. The same can be said for noble, pure, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy.

Looking for the opposite is also true if you are looking for what is ugly you will look right past something that is lovely, pure, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy and you will not find any of these qualities: you will only find ugly.

The verse says, “think about such things.” If that is what you are thinking about you will also be looking for it. There is an old saying “You are what you eat”. Well, I am not buying that, but you really are what you think. If you spend your time thinking about good you will be good and if you spend your time thinking about bad you will be bad.

Why it works for everyone.

There are some in this world who only see ugly. Part of the reason is that they only look for it, but even if one is blind to beauty and they can only see what is ugly, if they would spend all of their time looking for beauty they would have no time left to look for ugly. Though they would not be as happy as someone who did not share their natural pessimism they would be as happy as they could be. (The old saying that some are only happy when they are miserable is just that; a saying with no merit)

If that sounds too simple for you, stop trying to complicate it. The really wonderful things in life, the things that bring great enjoyment, are simple.


JESUS “IS” THE SON OF DAVID 2

August 7, 2007

After I wrote my last post I thought some might think that I may no longer believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Rest assured nothing has changed.

Spirit and flesh are different entities and it is possible for them to both occupy the same space at the same time.

Every believer knows that the Holy Spirit is part of them. I know that I have received the Spirit because I can feel it. God has given me the Spirit to teach me His ways. I do not audibly hear the voice of God, but if I am quiet I have thoughts that can not come from a sinful mind like mine. Those thoughts come from the mind of Christ which I was given when I turned to God. God teaches me if I will but listen and I’m no different than you.

Well, I am not the swiftest of students so I sin sometimes and as soon as I realize that I have sinned it seem as though the bottom drops out of my stomach. It is said that we are led by the Spirit, but the Spirit doesn’t lead me; He teaches me. If He led me I would not have sinned in the first place. He lets me sin so that I can learn that it is wrong to sin.

I believe that later when we all live with God the Spirit will lead us as Isaiah says in 30:21 (NIV) “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”” Right now I don’t hear that voice so I don’t always turn the right way. I am depending on my own understanding. Understanding that I am trying to base on the Word of God, but never the less, because I am not perfect I do not hear the voice of God until I sin.

Jesus was/is both man and God. He allowed Himself to be perfectly led by the Spirit of His Father. There was no reason to teach Jesus anything because He allowed Himself to be led exactly as the Spirit directed. He could hear the voice behind Him saying “This is the way; walk in it”.

John says the Word was God (John 1:1) and he said the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us (1:14). I believe that the flesh that the Word became was the Messiah, the son of David and I am only echoing what God said (Mat 1:1, Psa 89:3, 4, 29, 36, Jer 15, 17, 18 and more).

Let me ask a question from the Bible and then give you my answer.

(Isa 51:1 NIV) Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

My answer is ME and now YOU also. (If you have ears to hear)

I must say one more time “Rabbis we have no disagreement, Jesus is the son of David as well as the Son of God.