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Why monastic? - There is well-being (healing) in the quietness. "Be still and know I am God." Ps 46:10


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

God Can Only Be Perfect

Jesus said things like "that your joy may be full.." and "if I be lifted up I will draw all unto me". I think we greatly under-estimate God's "great plan of salvation". After all God can only be perfect, so wouldn't the best outcome of all this be the best one possible.. Logic tells me God reaches every heart with the gospel. [Ps 22:27 "all the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations will worship Him".]

All of Life is an Allegory

Been enjoying talking with some "universal redemtionists" online but it's a little frustrating because many of them believe bible prophecy and the book of revelation are allegory! but I've studied it for a long time and can see the main characters pretty as you please in the world. Maybe it's a case of ‎"I don't understand it so it must be allegory" but how far can we go with that? And that's way too weird. If life is literal enough as to have flesh and bones, then God is very much a vibrant and living personality, and this unavoidable journey and lesson we're on of learning good from evil is God's drama, and it too is alive and vibrant and literal.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Everything Must Move

Everything has to move! If we lived in an unmoving universe, it would have to be flat (one dimensional)!
- Right..?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

From Where Come Wars and Quarrels Among You ? (James 4:1)

Jesus asked "What were you arguing about on the way?" They were quiet, saying nothing because they had been arguing over which of them was the greatest. Jesus said whoever wants to be first must be last and be as a servant to others. ...Everyone will be salted with (the cleansing) fire, salt is good but if it loses its saltiness what good is it? Have salt in yourselves and be at peace with one another." - Mark 9:33,34,49

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

He Paints A Picture..

He paints a picture.. He paints a picture everywhere.. Continuously..

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

On Being a Peacemaker

..."and" is a friendlier word than either/or.. we can be a sower of seed and pray for the increase..

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Quote from "The Golden Legend"

"Some falsehood mingles with all truth,
Nor is it strange the heart of youth
Should waver and comprehend but slowly
The things that are holy and unholy."
....from "the Golden Legend"
"some falsehood mingles with all truth"... That has to be true! ..and also, some truth mingles with all falsehood. Because if there's absolutely no truth somewhere in something, that something can only completely dissolve and disappear (become like the driest and dustiest of ashes) forevermore...

Monday, February 22, 2010

An Absolute

If there is a deity (and I say "if" not as how I believe, but as how many in the world believe) - if there is a deity, it can only be true that any fault anywhere at anytime, cannot be with the deity, but must be with us. Surely anything imperfect cannot endure. Therefore it is an absolute that the deity can only be perfect.

Friday, February 12, 2010

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

It's widely believed that the "Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" (rev/apoc chapter 6) begin their gallop during very latter days. I strongly disagree with this! Their gallop, progression, escalates during very latter days, but begins much sooner. The first horse and rider is upon a white horse. He comes riding out into Earth's story when the "first seal" of the "Seven Seals" is opened in heaven.
- The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are the first four "seals". They begin their ride when each seal is "opened". This first horseman wears a crown of victory and has conquered. This seal, or element of the latter age (the years of our Lord A.D.) is the conquering march of the gospel (the good news of death and the grave overcome).
- The second horseman is war, man and history's constant companion, this one (eventually) is given "a long sword" (surely our modern weaponry).
- The third horseman is holding an imbalanced scale and is called famine (a companion to war).
- The fourth horseman is another companion to war, pestilence (which will come to include chemical pestilence). This horseman has a name and his name is death and the grave follows him. Most translations say "hades" or "hell" follows him, but a much more accurate translation in tune with the "Sheol" of the Old Testament, is simply, "the grave". This fourth horseman includes the mass grave wherever (and whenever) it has occurred. All these riders escalate as very last days (of man's system) progress.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Don't 'spose you like a riddle..?

What is the "false prophet"/(teaching) of the book of revelation/apocalypse and the "strong delusion" after "falling away" mentioned elsewhere..? (most of the characters in the book of rev/apoc have in most minds morphed into one, but there are five). This one was involved with, or rather, enabled rev 13:13, which is the same as the new wind of 6:12-15 (followed by a pause,7:1), and will enable 13:16,17, which will escalate into 20:4.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Why Does It Matter?

Is life an anomaly?
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Natural Selection Vs. Evolution

What! What do you mean natural selection versus evolution?! How is that possible?!
- Natural selection was around way before evolution was dreamed up.. Natural selection is what happens.. naturally.. A good example is if we had two islands, home to a certain kind of moth which comes in the variation of white or brown. On one island the trees where the moths hang out, are covered with a white lichen and a lot of the brown moths are picked off by their predators. And of course the white moths multiply filling the island with lots of white moths. But on the other island the opposite is true. The trees are free of the white lichen and it's the white moths which get picked off and decrease. And the island is full of brown moths. The two variations of these moths on the two islands are the result of natural selection, which is a selecting (and separating) of traits present. It's not a branching out in two directions from a previous moth, or trait, into a different kind, or even a new trait.
- Another, better example are trees involved in a drought. The trees which have the ability to grow deeper roots, are the tree types which will survive the drought. But the only trees with this ability will be the ones with it written into their DNA code. It's not a growing or evolving of something new, which is what evolution as origins is about, or what is called macro evolution. What is referred to as micro evolution is more accurate to be called natural selection and we observe that all the time. "Observe" is claimed by science, to be a key word when pondering scientific thought.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Is 2012 The End??

(Surely) there will be an apocalypse but (I believe) it will be as the Book of Revelation says in the bible, which means first there must be a world government, and then a charismatic "world" leader, at which time (roughly) the world government will have attained world 'peace' or so they will say...
- There will be earthquakes "in various places".. the world government will deplete productivity.. There will be drought, and world 'peace' will be broken as long held disputes flare back up between peoples and nations.
- The world governing will institute marshal law and have control over all resources, it goes downhill from there til there is thermonuclear war surrounding Israel, at which time Christ returns.. And paradise is restored.
- Because thinking ability was endowed, man was able to stray from God/LiFe/Perfection so the rescue was built into history (this unavoidable journey of learning "good from evil" / life from death) and Jesus, the messiah paid the price (died on the cross) taking death for all of us, and in exchange, giving to us, everlasting life.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Three Things Rattling Round my Head..

I've had three things bouncing round my head this week.. The terrible earthquake in Haiti ("there will be earthquakes in various places, this is a beginning of troubles..") and how I've heard two newscasters using the word apocalyptic, one saying massive, etc, just wasn't describing it..
- And the anniversary of Roe Vs Wade (that state usurper). "Horror hath got my soul."
- And the "mayday" prayers for the nation on May first.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Heavenly Wind

Isaiah chapter 11, verse 2 says "The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him". (And the rest of the chapter tells how he will subdue the world, "the wolf will dwell with the lamb, the lion will eat straw like the ox, etc.) Then we see at Jesus' baptism, how "the Spirit came down upon Him in the form of a dove and remained"... (John 1:33, which of course we can see by the heaven sent miracles of Jesus). Then after Jesus' death and resurrection (rescue of mankind) came the Day of Pentecost when the "Holy Spirit came down like a mighty wind filling the room where they were and lighting upon each one in tongues of fire". People in the street heard the wind when it came.. (Acts 2:1-6)
- "And God breathed the breath of Life into Adam and he became a living soul.." (Genesis 2:7)
www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=isaiah%2011:2&version=NKJV

Thursday, January 7, 2010

As It Was In The Beginning?

To be brutally honest, after 2000 years of being handed down through human hands, I think Christianity has picked up some baggage along the way. But what's so surprising? Christianity, after all, is made up of humans. I think too, and I hate to say it, but I think it has also lost some of the glory of its message. I think that's to be expected also.
- And most regrettably, Christianity, like other religions, has been used for politics. And even now, within its group, there are all sorts, just like there are in all other sorts of groups of people. Some are nice, some may not seem as nice, some are good thinkers and some may seem to others not to be! And to top it all off, any ole christian can be having a bad day, and might come off differently than they like. It's all human. But I think the message intended is separate from it all, and is very important, and is also just as pure, good and needed as it ever was and will be.
- I also however, have great respect for all the indigenous beliefs of the peoples and nations. Surely each great religion and faith began upon a great truth someone discovered. And then, like Christianity, some other good things were built upon it, and some not always so good. It's up to us to separate the true threads of a thing, from the threads not true.
http://stores.lulu.com/store.php?fAcctID=988529

Is That So??

I love science! But most of us don't look that deeply into the science. It actually takes a LOT of faith to believe in man's current theories on life.. A lot of faith.. Darwin thought there would be TONS of fossils of transitional lifeforms, but all this time later all they have is a handful of particles and pieces they hold up as possibilities.. and some theories thrown in (which are supported upon other theories) all the missing links are, well, missing. And if everything came from those first 113 amino acids lining up just so (mathematically impossible of course) that's a LOT of transitional life forms out there.. some.. where.. Well, that's one point. Another is the DNA code in all living things was not known of in Mr. Darwin's day.. But the list of points is way too long for me to continue. It's a fascinating study! Even the ways they use to date things is questionable and they use the one which supports the popular theory of course, when there's many others which suggest a very 'young' earth. Besides all the breeds of dogs show it doesn't take millions, er I guess it's billions now, years, but, as we know, that's species of dogs within the dog "kind". A catdog is not possible. Even bacteria which is said to mutate into being resistant.. Not so. Antibiotic kills the weaker non resistant and the resistant multiply. That is not growing or evolving new traits, it is separating traits already present (in, you guessed it, the dna code / instructions.)

Monday, January 4, 2010

So Many Breeds of Dogs

Many people think the large numbers of breeds of dogs we have been able to come up with is a sure proof of evolution having occurred. But actually, the exact opposite is true, because the many breeds are made up of the dividing and uniting of traits present in dog DNA. New breeds come very quickly. It doesn't take millions of years. And they are all dogs. None of the breeds have grown or evolved new traits, they are made up of DNA traits present in the dog kind DNA. Not only this, but never has there been a cat-dog produced.

- Within every "kind" of animal, there are many possibilities of species. No one has ever witnessed the crossing over of one kind of animal into another. Mr. Darwin was actually quite surprised when archeology failed to come up with virtually millions of 'missing links' or "transitional fossils" his theory of life and origins suggested would be there.
http://inner-monastery.blogspot.com/p/faith-or-science.html