“Time… and just how little we have left”©

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It seems like it has been forever… that Christians have said,”The end is near!” The truth is plain and clear, the end of things for mankind, as stated by Jesus Himself, began with the resurrection of Jesus. To a holy God time is not gauged by earthly standards or viewed as humanity sees it to be but on an eternal basis. To one that came from such a setting, eternal oriented, time is both present and yet future at the same time. Knowing what will happen, not speculative… the best humanity can offer, is the advantage to God humanity chooses not to give credit for when credit is due.

 

Lamentations 4:18 KJV
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18 They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.

 

[Below comes from here (under ‘Critical Commentary‘ at the bottom), by comparison to what Lamentations 4:18 tells us.

 
shed the blood of the just–(Matthew 23:31, Matthew 23:37). This received its full fulfillment in the slaying of Messiah and the Jews’ consequent dispersion (James 5:6).

 

discover— God “covers” sin when He forgives it (Psalms 32:1, Psalms 32:5). He “discovers,” or “reveals,” it, when He punishes it (Job 20:27).

 
[Below is found here and is but a view to become our reality, as believers in Jesus Christ, and part of eschatological conclusionfrom a Christian perspective.]

 
The New Testament, by spiritualizing the entire Messianic circle of ideas, becomes keenly alive to its affinity to the content of the highest eternal hope, and consequently tends to identify the two, to find the age to come anticipated in the present. In some cases this assumes explicit shape in the belief that great eschatological transactions have already begun to take place, and that believers have already attained to at least partial enjoyment of eschatological privileges. Thus the present kingdom in our Lord’s teaching is one in essence with the final kingdom; according to the discourses in John eternal life is in principle realized here; with Paul there has been a prelude to the last judgment and resurrection in the death and resurrection of Christ, and the life in the Spirit is the first- fruits of the heavenly state to come. The strong sense of this may even express itself in the paradoxical form that the eschatological state has arrived and the one great incision in history has already been made (Hebrews 2:3,1; 9:11; 10:1; 12:22-24).

 

In New Testament eschatological teaching a general development in a well-defined direction is traceable. The starting-point is the historico-dramatic conception of the two successive ages. These two ages are distinguished as houtos ho aion, ho nun aion, ho enesios aion, “this age,” “the present age” (Matthew 12:32; 13:22; Luke 16:8; Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 1:20; 2:6, 8; 3:18; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 1:21; 2:2; 6:12; 1 Timothy 6:17; 2 Timothy 4:10; Titus 2:12), and ho aion ekeinos, ho aion mellon, ho aion erchomenos, “that age,” “the future age” (Matthew 12:32; Luke 18:30; 20:35; Ephesians 2:7; Hebrews 6:5).

 

Can one assume, If such a time was foretold us by prophecy, there will be clear signs to pay attention to, such as: time frame of His (Jesus’s) return (know there will be two and the latter will be called the Second coming- Final Judgement), iniquity increases as do natural disasters, self indulgence will grow with its orientation, the Temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem, watchfulness is urgently demanded (1 Thessalonians 5:6; Revelation 3:3) and the Bride will be caught up before the antichrist is revealed to the world.

 

Parousia” (parousia), a word fairly common in Greek, with the meaning “presence” (2 Corinthians 10:10; Philippians 2:12).

 
Harpazo (harpázō) liken this to be caught up, snatched away, seized upon… See it from the Greek here, another article I’ve written here, or a list of articles from here. So how much time do we have left?

 

The twinkling of an eye

Can you ask to be forgiven in less time than ‘the twinkling of an eye?’ Did you know this is actually one of the shortest spans of ‘time’ recorded in the Bible? When light is measured from the cornea to the iris!

 

As to what we can then expect, as to conclusion and outcome, this is when and where Jesus will judge according to the authority given Him by the Father- granted God by God. This is when mankind will have no time… and the conclusion of time is to face certain judgement- where we will (individually) go for eternity. Please note… since God gave mankind ‘free will’ is to see what choice we will have made shall directly impact our eternal state- either with Him or without Him.

 
Equally directly the presence of Christ is conceived in Revelation 3:20.
[From this source is come this information below.]
The endless duration of the state of punishment is also required by the absolute eternity of its counterpart, zoe aionios, “eternal life” (Matthew 25:46).

 

It is a judgment according to works, and that not only in the case of non-believers; of believers also the works will come under consideration (Matthew 25:34; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 22:12). Side by side with this, however, it is taught already in the Synoptics that the decisive factor will be the acknowledgment of individuals by Jesus, which in turn depends upon the attitude assumed by them toward Jesus here, directly or indirectly (Matthew 7:23; 19:28; 25:35-45; Mark 8:38).

 
Since it is neither unlawful to hate nor to express that hate (verbally) today in America (the US)… without considering House Resolution 569. So… how much time do you think we’ll have if this goes through [HR 569] before Shariah Law considers it illegal [to leave the interpretation of Shariah Law… to whom ever] to speak against their religion over any other? Even George Washington said,”The United States government will assure religious freedom, giving “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” ”

 

 

 

In regard to peace loving moderates… this is how deplorable they are– the truth!

 

 
See what the women of the world will face under Shariah Law, something supported by one party (led by a woman) prior to the American vote.

 

 

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“Find thou surety in God… not man”©

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What is the growing trend of ‘Moral Relativism‘ and how does it hope to shape ‘Modern Christianity’ as we know it? The biggest question seems to be,”In light of Moral Relativism… will more Pastors change to accommodate those with this mindset, slighting what the Gospel tells us, or will they stick-to-the-truth and continue to teach the Bible as it has been throughout the church age?” With the information contained in the Bible, mainly referring to prophecy, about the (very) last days swiftly coming, what has been told us grows increasingly relevant and of immeasurable importance.

 

[Below is from here.]
2 Timothy 3:1-5 1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

 
So what does ‘Moral Relativism’ actually say… to where, today, there are more people believing it to be truth- their truth. Let’s start this by saying the philosophy would assume there is no object (external to the thinking mind or subject) right or wrong, or nobody is objectively right or wrong. Imagine… not having to worry about being influenced or restricted in your choices or decisions. Ideally, if there is nothing that is either right or wrong then there is no evil to be found. If I do something which might be perceived as wrong or evil then there are no legs to stand on and it should be assumed it’s alright- correct? This sounds like ‘freedom’ here but changes when there is another person involved, in other words… what began as a belief (objective) can also affect someone else (then subjective) and if it is based on: traditions, convictions or practices of an individual or a group of people, and, according to American anthropologist William Sumner… in his work (1906) Folkways, argues… “no trans-cultural judgement about the rightness or wrongness of a culture’s morals could possibly be justified.”

 

So let’s see what happens if there is (plainly) a solid reason to ask students, at Yale, to avoid dressing up for Halloween in ways that could be “culturally unaware or insensitive.” Please keep in mind, this was a response to the University Administration’s insistence, and happened at ‘a place for higher learning.’ My view is they did not go high enough for what they learned. If this is a millennial view (a new world view)… keep in mind this group of individuals appear to feel: empowered, opinionated, demanding and entitled [spoiled]- also coming into the workforce after school.

 

[DISCLAIMER: The videos are to highlight not a culture (or any one ethnicity even though here there is but one) but an attitude… not adults but children thinking they are adults… not rational behavior but reactionary behavior… taken not by using logic but to an ‘illogical extreme.’ Furthermore, the F-Bomb is used numerous times- so be prepared. I’d guess ‘Moral Relativism’ here and having a ‘Right to Free Speech’ means there are some that might use offensive language, and it is not for anyone to judge based on a ‘trans-cultural standard.’ By going to look at them you do so on your own accord.]

 

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When anything can be done and there are no standards used for being either right or wrong… we are left with individual, cultural or societal standards we are accustomed to- in a generalized (homogenized) fashion. The fulcrum we see being used (then) as a standard, not being absolute, is selective and self determined at the individual level, a standard that has no center (being uncontrolled) and no regard for anyone else.

 
When speaking about Religion a curious thing is found… there seems to be a separation between one’s faith and one’s actions, in light of ‘Moral Relativism,’ and a complete denial of the importance of God to the follower. From this standpoint, one could seek spiritualism but not religion… practice piety without a corresponding understanding, where faith and works are to be seamlessly bound [an understanding coming from Christianity, found in James 2:18 or James 2:24], even to deny God’s authority and to seek what one will- based on this self centered and self oriented compass.

 

In the book,”A New Kind of Christian,” by Brian D. McLaren, we are given many reasons to question: heaven and hell, theology and Christian practices, inclusion of a worldview… even pluralism and ‘Moral Relativity.’ In the chapter,’French Fries and the Kingdom of God,’ is a line, see it below…

 

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“Postmodern theology has to reincarnate; we have to get back into the flesh and blood and sweat and dirt of the setting, because as I said, all truth is contextual.”

 

At face value this sounds like it could be valid but the more one realizes about what was stated here, it is but a means to render any absolutes (of any kind) as if they are without merit- without the authority of who said it… even Jesus Himself. Please look here for a clearer understanding of what the ‘Truth Criterion‘ is, in light of what it means to seek ‘contextual truth‘ instead of ‘truth’ itself. In this case, as it applies to Christianity, to imply,”all truth is contextual,” is a means to ignore or reject: claims made in the Bible… events and actions seen or told us, place a limit on what was done and say it was only specific to that time, people or place. If we were to live without God in our lives, and believe all that the world tells us is true, we would descend to reacting to things instead of responding to things- no better than animals.

 

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Matthew 14:33 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/matthew/14-33.html
33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
John 1:17 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/1-17.html
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
John 1:14 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/1-14.html
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 14:6 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/14-6.html
6 Jesus saith unto him,I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 8:32 KJV
http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/john/8-32.html
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

 

If we seek to remove the authority of God from God (since Jesus [in Christianity] is the second person of the trinity) it is to turn our backs to God and what God represents to all mankind- Salvation, Deliverance and eternal hope. This would seek to turn Christianity into a form of religion with behavioral and psychological modification as the goal. It is for these many reasons… we need to pray for those that would: seek us harm, deny what is clearly put forth in the Bible and any that are made in the image of God- in effect, all mankind. Love is meant to be shared and given away… for there will be more where that came from but, please understand, love and the truth of God is something that must be asked for. Pray people will repent, change their ways while there is yet time to do so, and accept the gift of eternal life from Jesus the Messiah… the Christ, and believe in Him with your whole heart.
[Below are abstracts on ‘Truth’ and are found here.]
The basic message of Christianity is termed “the truth, ” and believers know the truth, and can discern that no lie is of the truth ( 1 John 2:4 1 John 2:21 ). Believers are to love in both deed and in truth (i.e., “truly” 1 John 3:18 ). Believers are of the truth, which no doubt means that they belong to Jesus, who is the truth ( 1 John 3:19 ).

 

Jesus describes himself as the way, the truth, and the life, and as such he is the only means to the Father ( 14:6 ). Even when Jesus departs, the ministry of truth will continue because the Comforter, who is the Spirit of truth ( 14:17 ), will be active both in the church as well as in the world.

 

Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,

 

Psalm 30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

 

P.S. It is my hope you will seek truth with an open mind and a heart open to the love Jesus has for us all. Is this your prayer… I hope it is? (D.V.)
Russ
[A future topic… evolution, how strong is this viewpoint.]
Can mankind truly believe evolution is more accurate than creation? See why it just got harder to pass this hypothesis (guess… sounds so scientific but completely ‘illogical’) off as being factual- here.
Some of the images are from here.

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“An answer to ponder on… a response to ‘an illogical’ comment, Part V”©

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To think is to reason what logical is to unsurprising.”
Russell D. Holder

Since you already know… I find it illogical when people can base what little they do believe on the most unlikely considerations… even imagination. I find it more than illogical, even perplexing, when people (might) insist on commenting without an explanation to the rationale they use to arrive at their conclusion(s) expressed- as if they might be an authority on anything at all. To find this as their reason [for themselves] not to believe in what stems from (for the sake of example) the Bible. Let’s search for some validity to ruminate on… and go past history, logic, prophetic writing, realistic and practical examples of belief… to the very ‘promises of God- provision.’

 
The most amazing thing provided to us in the word of God (the Bible) is the numerous patterns of parallels. A series of: repeated events, sequences or use of names- even God’s own. To see this is to understand what God desires from us- a relationship (personal and individual). Even the names of God imply this truth. Three such names cry out to the soul of any listening… Jehovah-jireh (The Lord Who Provides), Jehovah-rapha (The Lord Who Heals) and Jehovah-nissi (The Lord Our Banner). See an article on them here. There is surety found in the promises of God (Jehovah-jireh) made to man and mankind.

 

 

Abraham and Isaac set out on a short journey together. Little did Isaac know God had told Abraham to sacrifice his son, spoken of in Genesis 22:2, knowing Isaac came about by God’s promise to Abraham… to be the ‘Father of many nations’. Sarah was barren for more than 90 years but bore Abraham a Son, and the covenant (promise) made was an everlasting covenant (one without end). See this referred to in Genesis 17¹ or see the reference 1 below. Here is where the image (pattern or parallel) becomes obvious… telling us of the substitutionary object Jesus was to be for us, just as the ram provided for Abraham, and the priests sacrificing lambs for the sins of the people of Israel.

 
1… listen to Genesis 17 here but you will have to click Genesis 17 for the right passage of scripture. Also, the audio track starts right up once you click to the link… so you’ll have to hit pause before Genesis 1 has started to play.

 
The story of Joseph is replete with: images, parallels and number sequences (logical when considering Bolzano’s Logic); which infers more than a mere connection to ‘logic and mathematics (the use of numbers)’. Below is a very brief abstract from the hyperlink above…

 

Following Aristotle, Bolzano distinguished two sorts of proofs: those which show that something is the case and those which also show why it is so.

 
Joseph was an archetype for what Jesus would become to the Jewish people: a provider of nourishment (Jesus came from Bethlehem… the root of Jesse [King David], and Bethlehem was called ‘the house of bread’), an authority granted to him in Egypt (Jesus was given authority by the Father [His Father in heaven]), Joseph spoke of three days in the interpretation of dreams (Jesus spent three days before He was resurrected from the grave)… and the list goes on. I do not believe in coincidence, when it comes to God, mankind could never see as many patterns coming from the Torah or the Bible as we see (plainly and logically) today- let alone those found in ‘the Bible Codes’ with Dr. Eliyahu Rips. There is also a lengthy video (1:32:28 minutes in duration) that provides logical proof of an infallible nature- speaking to us clearly in and from these patterns.

 

 
In looking at this profusion of honors heaped suddenly upon Joseph, it cannot be doubted that he would humbly yet thankfully acknowledge the hand of a special Providence in conducting him through all his checkered course to almost royal power; and we, who know more than Joseph did, cannot only see that his advancement was subservient to the most important purposes relative to the Church of God, but learn the great lesson that a Providence² directs the minutest events of human life.

 

 

2… the protective care of God as a spiritual power (some definitions would add ‘or of nature’ but nature cannot protect us from ourselves) which will aid man in the timely preparation for future eventualities. For Joseph it would be to provide for Israel in time of famine.

 
Genesis 37:28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
[Joseph was betrayed by his Brothers]

 

 

Matthew 27:3& 4 3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou that.
[Jesus was betrayed by one of His disciples… for silver also]

 

 

[Below is from Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible… for Matthew 27]
The Centurion’s Testimony (Matthew 27:54). [I’m adding this here of my own accord… Is this the same Centurion found here?]
Now when the centurion–the military superintendent of the execution.
and they that were with him watching Jesus, saw the earthquake–or felt it and witnessed its effects.
they feared greatly–convinced of the presence of a Divine Hand.
saying, Truly this was the Son of God–There cannot be a reasonable doubt that this expression was used in the Jewish sense, and that it points to the claim which Jesus made to be the Son of God, and on which His condemnation expressly turned. The meaning, then, clearly is that He must have been what He professed to be; in other words, that He was no impostor. There was no medium between those two. See, the similar testimony of the penitent thief–“This man hath done nothing amiss”–on Luke 23:41 .
The Galilean Women ( Matthew 27:55, Matthew 27:56 ).
[Below comes from here, a clear view of who God is to His people and those willing to believe He, Jesus, is ‘The Messiah’]
Postexilic prophets spoke of the Messiah as the royal, redeeming, restoring One to come ( Hag 2:20-22 ; Zech 4:1-14 ; 6:9-15 ; 9:9-10 ), Malachi spoke of the Messiah as a cleansing agent who, as messenger of the covenant, would bring healing in his wings ( 3:1-4 ; 4:1-3 ).

As John the Baptist proclaimed… “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” ( John 1:29 ).

Jesus proclaimed himself as the Messiah in Nazareth ( Luke 4:16-22 ) and at Jacob’s well to the Samaritan woman ( John 4:24-25 ).

The biblical messiah, who was symbolized and typified, as explained below, was a divine-human being, ordained by God the Father to be the mediator of the covenant and as such to be the administrator of the kingdom of God.
After the Exile it assumed the form Jeshua, whence the Greek form Jesus. It was given to our Lord to denote the object of his mission, to save… to provide a way for us (Matthew 1:21).

[For a handy set of tools (compliments of biblestudytools.com) I’d like to share with you the ‘Audio Bible,’ ‘Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible,’ ‘Concordances,’ and some ‘Dictionaries‘ of worth.]

See Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV at these respective links.

“The ‘Nazarene’ from Galilee”©

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By the hands that wore from honor and
honorable things arisen from a crusade…
to know no guile or deception shall cross
a mind when sought to find God soon obeyed,
there are obvious signs of God’s existence in
nature found when looked at good and clear,
to know no Saracen or anyone to besiege the
City of Jerusalem but God alone you to fear,
though blood shed for one’s belief in any god
shall fall to Earth in vain… saved by Christ,
the blood shed by God and of God for man
and all to believe in Him receive His thirst
to satisfy the Heavenly Father, His will be
done, there is no other so inclined or eternal,
God’s love is not left to brood over, to envy,
but exists in the dark of night as it is diurnal,
and any faith without such love one might too
accept shall sooner fail, short lived in jubilee,
know from the Shepherd’s gate to reveal a sight
to savor, comes the Savior… the one of Galilee.

 

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Jerusalem will continue to be under siege… until the Prince of Peace (Jesus Christ) returns.

It literally comes down to what has been said prophetically… to one is telling the truth and the other is believing a lie- the two sides to the same coin of eschatology. The biggest difference between the two, Islam or Christianity and Judaism, is whether God wants us to prove His existence or not! Islam says no!

 

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Found in both of these thoughts (one secular and the other religious) is ‘a parallel’ and a similitude of expressed belief- where one should not exist! Are they both claiming to be against the God of Israel, the living God?

 

Christianity and Judaism believe God wants to be: known, proven and worshiped. What good would it be if those who worship they don’t know who they are worshiping? There would be nothing there (found) to glory or be gloried in at all, would there?

 
[The Bible: The Antichrist is an unparalleled political, military and religious leader that will emerge in the last days.

Islam: The Mahdi is an unparalleled political, military and religious leader that will emerge in the last days.

The Bible: The False Prophet is a secondary prominent figure that will emerge in the last days who will support the Antichrist.

Islam: The Muslim Jesus is a secondary prominent figure that will emerge in the last days to support the Mahdi.]

 
Ezekiel 28:9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
The first crusade… to the last, and the last one is nearer to all of us than most want to think. Since the destruction of the temple in Israel, and despite the clamoring of all within Jerusalem set against it, the temple is being rebuilt. This is very significant in Christian prophecy… and tells us we do not have as much time as most would think we do. It is time to get right with God… or be left to endure ‘the great tribulation’ spoken of in the Bible.

 

2011 Blueprints for the new Temple in Israel

Temple plans from 2011

Saracen VI- the temple is being rebuilt

 

[Below is found in abstract in Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible]

On Ezekiel 28
Fulfilled in part at the restoration from Babylon, when Judaism, so far from being merged in heathenism, made inroads by conversions on the idolatry of surrounding nations. The full accomplishment is yet future, when Israel, under Christ, shall be the center of Christendom; of which an earnest was given in the woman from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon who sought the Saviour ( Matthew 15:21, Matthew 15:24, Matthew 15:26-28; compare Isaiah 11:12).

Some of the images are from here, and here for the temple…

“An answer to ponder on… a response to ‘an illogical’ comment, Part IV”©

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To think is to reason what logical is to unsurprising.”
Russell D. Holder

Since you already know… I find it illogical when people can base what little they do believe on the most unlikely considerations… even imagination. I find it more than illogical, even perplexing, when people (might) insist on commenting without an explanation to the rationale they use to arrive at their conclusion(s) expressed- as if they might be an authority on anything at all. To find this as their reason [for themselves] not to believe in what stems from (for the sake of example) the Bible. Let’s search for some validity to ruminate on… and go past history, logic, prophetic writing… to look at some examples of who has stood in opposition, changed their minds (unable to dispute what they found or unwilling to protest further) and became ‘believers’ themselves. I will stick to three separate people and three different reasons for this drastic change in ‘believability’- by way of solid information both logical and practical.

 

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I guess (I know… it sounds illogical?) he never heard of Jesus at all!

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One of the first(such) people which comes to mind is Antony Flew, an avowed atheist… well learned and educated secularist. It was once told me (truth or fiction… I’m not sure) Antony Flew originally set out to disprove God exists but there were things he could not answer due to causality- and it might just be the ‘Intelligent Design’ issues he came across with research on DNA itself. Look here. It seems he could not come to a firm conclusion to believe in a ‘self perpetuating/replicating [the naturalistic view or explanation] first organism.’ To think (rationally or logically) it came about by accident and run headlong into the ‘Intelligent Design’ issues would seal the questions which he faced personally.

 

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I found a man that was raised Muslim, from Syria, and later suffered a brain aneurysm… that left him in a coma for a month. After this experience he began a twenty year journey- toward full acceptance in Jesus being who He claimed He was. This man’s name is Karim Shamsi-Basha and here is his story. See the cover of his book below.

 

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This is one open declaration I cannot fathom… one that seems ‘illogical’ presented with the abundance of evidence in the Bible and Torah- both!

 

Dr. Bernard Nathanson went from being an advocate of abortion, to being an abortionist… and then became a giant for the pro-life movement. Read this article, dated February 27th, 2011, and from The Witherspoon Institute, on his background and ground breaking 180° turn around in the face of truth. A brief abstract from the hyperlink above is found below…

By 1980, the weight of evidence in favor of the pro-life position had overwhelmed Nathanson and driven him out of the practice of abortion. He had come to regard the procedure as unjustified homicide and refused to perform it. Soon he was dedicating himself to the fight against abortion and revealing to the world the lies he and his abortion movement colleagues had told to break down public opposition.

 

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After producing the documentary film,”The Silent Scream¹,” and the reaction² of the unborn child threatened with imminent extinction. If this is to serious for you then I give you an ad from YouTube, a Superbowl Doritos commercial, that simply unnerved NARAL into a complaint, see below… and know Dr. Nathanson would probably approve.

 


1… You may run to NARAL and Planned Parenthood, with Hillary or President Obama, but you can find this movie on VHS here, see the YouTube version here, and find there is always the chance (with divine intervention) you’ll change your mind if you favor abortion yourself.

2… the movie was de-bunked and due to the the inability of the fetus (the un-born human baby) to exhibit cognitive skills, being undeveloped as yet. There is still debate as to if a fetus is capable of experiencing pain.

P.S. I think we should all consider #NotBuyingIt when it comes to supporting NARAL or Planned Parenthood themselves. It is man that must answer God for what we’ve done… and not the other way around.

 

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Unfortunately, this is the growing trend… my answer is the image below!

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Images (most of them) are from here.

See Part I, Part II, Part III and Part V at these respective links.

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“An answer to ponder on… a response to ‘an illogical’ comment, Part III”©

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Gambling on logic

Gambling on logic. What are you willing to gamble on?

“To think is to reason what logical is to unsurprising.”
Russell D. Holder

 

Since you already know… I find it illogical when people can base what little they do believe on the most unlikely considerations… even imagination. I find it more than illogical, even perplexing, when people (might) insist on commenting without an explanation to the rationale they use to arrive at their conclusion(s) expressed- as if they might be an authority on anything at all. To find this as their reason [for themselves] not to believe in what stems from (for the sake of example) the Bible. Let’s search for some validity to ruminate on… and go past history, and logic… to look at some examples of what is: implied, stated and perceivable through the lens of ‘prophetic writing’.

 

When it comes to ‘prophetic writing’ and the prophecies contained within the Bible, one must understand (come to know) one third of the Bible is prophecy. Of the 1/3rd of the prophecy foretold us… two thirds have already come to pass. In other words, what has become the validity of the words spoken about (in the past) has turned out to bear a 100% accuracy rate. I know of no other book written by humans, on the subject of God Himself, with this same accuracy; which implies God has been the source for it all along. How else could it happen so? To think anything else becomes ‘illogical‘. Add to this thought… if two thirds have become ‘provable in human history’, why would we think nothing will come true from the remaining third; which is our present day and forward (yet to come)?

 

It is surprising, when one is unaware of this fact, is just how ‘illogical‘ this seems… to understand prophecy related before it happens turns out to be ‘history told us in advance’. There were more than 360 prophecies foretold about Jesus being the Jewish Messiah, look here. Twenty-eight prophecies fulfilled on the day of His Crucifixion, look here and obtain a PDF you can download. Here you’ll find a short list and purpose filled understanding coming from it.

 

Beyond finding out Jesus has fulfilled prophecy, in His life, death and resurrection, is to look at ‘probability‘… from a ‘logical’ perspective. Here is an amazing link showcasing the ‘odds’ to this event, with Dr. John Stoner, Author of “Science Speaks“. So were the Old Testament Prophets just guessing? That would really be ‘illogical‘, wouldn’t it?

 

I know from the truth of this being factual by: eyewitness accounts (directly there and present at the time of it happening) found in the Bible [Matthew, Mark, Luke and John], the Roman historian Flavius Josephus¹ (37 CE- circa 100 CE) also wrote about it, Biblical Archaeology: with digs and discoveries to validate and vindicate the authenticity of the history spoken of in the Bible, i.e. people, locations and events.

 

Although crucifixion was used to kill Jesus, it was given to be invented by the Persians… but spoken of in the Bible much earlier than that, Deuteronomy 21:22, or found in Psalm 22– some 400 years before it took place. See in abstract, from Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise), what was clearly implied by it, from it and for humanity (if they but believe it true… that Jesus died for us individually).

 

By the law of Moses, the touch of a dead body was defiling, therefore dead bodies must not be left hanging, as that would defile the land. There is one reason here which has reference to Christ; “He that is hanged is accursed of God;” that is, it is the highest degree of disgrace and reproach. Those who see a man thus hanging between heaven and earth, will conclude him abandoned of both, and unworthy of either. Moses, by the Spirit, uses this phrase of being accursed of God, when he means no more than being treated most disgracefully, that it might afterward be applied to the death of Christ, and might show that in it he underwent the curse of the law for us; which proves his love, and encourages to faith in him.

 

Lord III

Who would you believe in, any less than God come to serve mankind with His own loss (of human life)- resurrection proved He was God Himself!

1… As to the writings of Josephus, you can download his writings found here, compliments of the Gutenburg Project) and if you do not live in the US then please readTerms of Use‘. It would appear ‘logically‘ that one of the enemies of Josephus, in Rome, was Apion (30-20 BC- circa 45-48 AD), a Hellenized Egyptian.

 

P.S. I’d like to add this to the list of prophecy known, and this one is mathematical in nature, found at this link and concerning the 70 weeks of years (490= 70 x 7)- told us in Daniel 9: 24-25.

 

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“An answer to ponder on… a response to ‘an illogical’ comment, Part II”©

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To think is to reason what logical is to unsurprising.”
Russell D. Holder

 

Since you already know… I find it illogical when people can base what little they do believe on the most unlikely considerations… even imagination. I find it more than illogical, even perplexing, when people (might) insist on commenting without an explanation to the rationale they use to arrive at their conclusion(s) expressed- as if they might be an authority on anything at all. To find this as their reason [for themselves] not to believe in what stems from (for the sake of example) the Bible. Let’s search for some validity to ruminate on… and go past history to look at some examples of what being logical (once) meant.

 

Was it once considered illogical to think the Earth was round. It would seem Columbus thought it was round and was not a part of the ‘Flat Earth‘ belief structure. In fact, numerous writings from the time of the voyages of Columbus, well documented, point to a round Earth belief over the other. If you want to point a ‘finger of blame‘ to the popularity of this ‘fictionalized myth‘, one would have to look to the 1828 works of Author Washington Irving,”The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus”. Below is an abstract from the hyperlink directly above this reference…

 

Add to that Irving’s love of creating fiction that reads like historical fact (and a boost in popularity from a handful of Charles Darwin’s followers that wanted to show what silly, uneducated people their religious opponents were) and you’ll see why the myth spread like wildfire.
Furthermore, since ‘the theory of evolution’ was being passed around during the days of the life of Darwin himself, some of what was thought ‘logical‘ then has since been irrefutably proven wrong. I give you the information supporting this statement here (on cells and ‘irreducible complexity’), and know (as the Hebrews called it… Da’ath [dah’-ath]: knowledge, perception, skill, discernment, understanding or wisdom ) even Darwin’s ardent supporter, Ernst Haeckel, was wrong to suggest ‘mud from the bottom of the ocean could produce life by itself’. Does this not sound ‘illogical‘ to you? It was found out later that there was ‘a fraud’ committed by Haeckel, when he published,”Natural History of Creation”. See below a very brief abstract from the link above…

 

Fraud
… Haeckel’s frauds and evolutionary concepts based on these frauds are still unfortunately included as fact in many science textbooks in U.S. school systems in the 1990s.

 

Haeckel's Embryos

 

Does this seem ‘logical’ to do… by someone using science, scientific means or is it just someone promoting their views (in a scientific method) to advance themselves and their beliefs?

 

Creation vs. evolution

 

It turns out that there is a ‘structured social strata’ within the confines of the scientific community. If this was not the case… people like Maria Reiche would have been given the acclaim that was rightly hers. A dedication to understanding the ‘Nazca Lines‘ of Peru, with 40 years devoted to them, its people and culture. Here is a link with more questions about Maria, her findings and lack of respect for her work when she could have relished it- give me my flowers today to enjoy scent and sender (sort of thing). It seems logical and decent don’t always go together, do they?

 

Two varying views found in two different videos, first with Bill Nye (the Science Guy) and next with someone who has chosen to turn his back on ‘evolution’ and embraces creation- and why.

 

 

People call Christians narrow minded… in the broadest terms. How easy is it to turn your back to God and think it will be alright?

 


In the video above are two distinctly different references, one to the ‘Paluxy man (a fossil with human and dinosaur tracks… at first thought)’ but since proven erroneous. See this article for proof. The second is more recent, where a T. Rex was discovered (flesh is still moist [soft tissue and blood cells]) in 2000 in Montana- yet is claimed to be 68 million years old. That would be ‘illogicalbut factual regardless.

 

This comes from the Institute of Creation Research, an article on the errors of assumption and Biostratigraphy, and Fossil DNA found in Deep Seafloor Mud.
On a last note of scientific import and a full discourse of a ‘logical‘ nature, I share with you,”Why Darwinism Is False“, by Jonathan Wells, at this hyperlink here. From the Center for Science & Culture… a very through glimpse into what ‘Darwinism’ promotes is flatly illogically. Since evolution hangs itself, based on ‘assumptions of its own validity‘, I share these assumptions (speculation… sounds so scientific [guesswork]) with you here.

Albert and God

There are some people that might take offense to this picture, so I give you one more below… to show this was altogether plausible.

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I was told by an Australian atheist once,”Einstein did not believe in God.” This makes me think he might have been ill-informed or misinformed.

Most of these images are from here but some images are from here (on Haeckel’s works).

 

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“An answer to ponder on… a response to ‘an illogical’ comment, Part I”©

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To think is to reason what logical is to unsurprising.”
Russell D. Holder

 

I find it illogical when people can base what little they do believe on the most unlikely considerations… even imagination. I find it more than illogical, even perplexing, when people (might) insist on commenting without an explanation to the rationale they use to arrive at their conclusion(s) expressed- as if they might be an authority on anything at all. To find this as their reason [for themselves] not to believe in what stems from (for the sake of example) the Bible. Let’s search for some validity to ruminate on… and start with history.

 

All mankind has some type of beginning, from which we derive our own history, and the Bible too has a beginning. This being the basis for adding to its credibility. Here is an abstract from ‘The Smithsonian’s department of Anthropology’, found below… and here.

 

 

In short, it is impossible to verify the actual events recorded in the Biblical account of the flood¹. On the other hand, much of the Bible, in particular the historical books of the old testament, are as accurate historical documents as any that we have from antiquity and are in fact more accurate than many of the Egyptian, Mesopotamian, or Greek histories. These Biblical records can be and are used as are other ancient documents in archeological work. For the most part, historical events described took place and the peoples cited really existed. This is not to say that names of all peoples and places mentioned can be identified today, or that every event as reported in the historical books happened exactly as stated. There are conflicts between present archeological evidence and historical reports that may result from a lack of information on our part or from misunderstandings or mistakes by the ancient writers.

 
1… as it is thought… there is no way to verify the actual event of the flood, spoken of in the Bible, and I’d say this is truly in error. The geological records, the Earth itself, speak to those who know what to look for and how to read it. When a child can do this is when it ceases to be something illogical but logical and understandable. Look here or just look to the video provided below… coming from Noah Justice and through ‘Awesome Science Media’.

 

 

However, from a Jewish standpoint… now cultural, historical and textual, what we know from what is contained in the Bible, i.e. only to find there is more in harmony than not, and mostly due to human error in transcription than anything more. One article of a less than significant happenstance of this is found here– with the Biblical Archaeology Society and the Dead Sea scrolls (just close the pop-up if you don’t wish to sign up with them). Even knowing is to realize the most important aspect to behold- validity was spoken of (see another article here) and evidence to what is more than speculative is found here.

 
When it concerns evolution, an unproven theory most rely on, we suddenly see things like this to throw a wrench in the notions we first thought were factual- from the Dept. of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at North Carolina State University. There are many other disciplines to derive valid questions from, fields of study and interest, and when (apparent/obvious) anomalies occur (irregularity) is when it is considered illogical to revert to what might be considered ‘conventional wisdom’ or common assumptions.

 
See what one Roman had to do with it… the Centurion, and what was found (historic proof, by the Centurion named Gaianus, in ‘The Chapel of the Centurion of Armageddon.’
Food for thought… of a ‘logical nature’.

 

 

P.S. Please know I received this comment [All religion is illogical.], by an Australian fellow, Graeme Smith- on this writing… also posted at LinkedIn. Graeme lists under his name,”I help people according to their needs.” To address his comment… my response- but wait, there will be more… much more (this is Part I). I see it as ‘we all need help’, and that help comes by way of the hand of Jesus Christ (God Himself) for all that would believe in Him. Therefore, I believe it takes more effort not to believe than it does to believe, in face of the numerous facts we do know, and that would be illogical.

 

Prayer I

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“Astrology in ‘D’ Minor”©

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Over Earth, ground and sand, scuttles
the scorpion- eyes weak and tail quick,
some times the stinging truth to be stated…
and heard… often, not fully understood.

Libra tells of balance, stability to be
weighed and measured… the movement of
stars and hours and days to shadows cleared
by sunlight… bathed in logical movements.

Cancer in water lives and scurries by
tidal whims to ebb and flow of life, in
a whole… guided by tidal pull of moon
to fluidity, rightly so as one of Earth’s water.

Leo to roar as the plains shiver in
reverberation of the undeniable sounds
of power remain… undeniably… care center-
ed on self but sometimes shared with others.

The twins of Gemini to show two views… two
paths… two places the same with two
heads enabling one to show twice the
change… to switch course by need to be.

Capricorn is defiant to stubborn deter-
mination by manner for self fulfillment,
moved in self absorbed motions regardless
of the self-deprivation to achieve sighted goals.

Pisces swims to music played to one, devoted
to family, his or her own most precious to defend
to death or to cause same in defense of own-
should something be done to ruin such harmony.

Aquarius is the creative one to wave banners
proclaiming individuality- first, quick to form
opinions, but unabashedly firm on independence,
moves to the beat of an internal drummer… march on.

Sagittarius is the Mother hen of signs, jovial
in nature and detail oriented to count pennies
to realize an expected end… either for self
or for greater good had by all within influence.

Aries tackles challenges head-on, courageous
and often leading the charge to aid motivation,
leads to new paths- pioneering a paved way
to share in the abundance afforded in fleece.

Virgo is known as the ‘shy’ sign, sexual beings
by nature, some times sharing after analyzing
the devotion capable of its partner, manners
cloaked by wisdom… when welcomed in- just enjoy.

Taurus is the sign for brute power, but prefers
stability, stability unsettled by suddenness changing
their tranquility of expectation for daily activities,
charge it will to burden- stopping the self indulgence.

Planetary movements, special points and signs of
ascendancy, Sun and Moon to aid in understanding
toward an auxiliary descendant, houses to tell
impart of future, now or past, impact- part of fortune.

All this is the mathematics of Man and the efforts
of telling of nature, explaining self and relating
ways of views and the worldly vision quest to see…
anything but looking into the heavenly eyes of God.

 

Is this not true… more so today than at any other time in human history?

Hands I

All creation is in His hands!

 

P.S. This is an older writing for me… but it is also one I thought I lost- so I’m re-posting it here.

“The mind of Jesus is found in our minding (obeying) Him”©

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Is not the mind of God directing man to:

be aware of God,

Know who God is…

share the truth of God,

know Him in His quantity

and the quality of who He is…

what is preciously given us,

found in His life saving blood,

He bled for us at Calvary…

all of us, humanity, but we must

accept His truth, who He was, is

and is to come… that we might

become the heirs of His love…

He already cleared the way to God

and the greatest challenge is won,

the next defeat is His to glory in, again,

but the Earth will see darkness first

before He comes again to conquer…

to slay… to control everything at His

feet, if you want to learn the mind

of God is to give your mind to God,

to seek Him and find Him is to set

your mind on things of God, to: live

the life you’ve been given, know the

way to life itself comes by Jesus and

Jesus alone… and to abide in the way

Jesus has shared, His love denied no

one willing to accept who He is and

why He came to Earth as was foretold.

I would like to share a very strong and vital tool, one for an active christian’s toolbox, a reference guide- the Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise).

Philippians 2:5-6 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/philippians/2-5.html

5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

5 Let  this mind be  in  you,  which was also  in  Christ Jesus: 6 Who,  being  in the form of God, thought it  not robbery to be  equal with God:

robberyHarpagmos: the act of seizing, robbery. a thing seized or to be seized… or seized upon or to be held, retained… even thought.

equalIsos: equal, in quantity or quality

formMorphe: the form by which a person or thing strikes the vision, external appearance.

GodTheos: the Godhead, trinity. God the Father (first person), Christ the Son (second person) and Holy Spirit (third person). spoken of the only and true God, things of God… counsels, interests and things due to Him.

His ownIdios: pertaining to one’s self, one’s own, belonging to one’s self.

2 Peter 1:20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept  not  their first estate,  but  left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting  chains  under  darkness  unto the judgment of the great  day.

Mark 14:56 For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.

John 5:18 Therefore*  the  Jews  sought the more to kill  him,  because  he  not only had broken the sabbath,  but  said  also that God was his  Father,  making himself  equal with  God.

God’s will for us is that we obey His word… the words of His Son, to learn His way and make them our own. The promises of God are true, lasting to everlasting, and He has never lied to us, deserted us or betrayed us.

 

The rainbow... the promise

The rainbow… the visible promise of God!

Titus 1:2 KJV

http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/titus/1-2.html

2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;