In trying to get back in the swing of posting, I ‘m publishing an article here from one of my Facebook friends.
This was something he wrote and posted on FB last month and I really liked it a lot. I told him I would post it here later so that others could read it as well. Hope you enjoy it too.
QUANTUM PHYSICS AND FAITH
By Craig Fruth
WARNING SCIENCE INPUT.
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We recently finished a series in our fellowship relating to the parable of the sower and bearing fruit. We spent the last two weeks looking at the works of the flesh and the fruit of the spirit which Paul outlines in Galatians 5. As we finished our time together last night detailing the fruit of the spirit, a brother approached me and asked the following:
I was thinking about my grandmother as we described each of those things. She exhibits all of those. And she is an admitted atheist. How does that work!?
Can someone without the holy spirit produce the fruit of the spirit? A couple quick thoughts:
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“Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part; but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away.”
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Posted in Apologetics, Christology, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Messiah Jesus, monotheism, Our Father, Yahweh, pre-existence, Ron's Articles, Son of God, Son of Man, The Trinity, truth on August 18th, 2011 34 Comments »
I was taking a break from most everything when I was out-of-town on vacation last week. This week I’m taking a break from getting into the second section of my paper/series to post something I ran across on the web awhile back. While I haven’t fully had a chance to dig real deep into this site’s content, what I have found I believe to be quite good.
The site I’m talking about is called “The Trinity Delusion” and you can find it at this address: http://www.angelfire.com/space/thegospeltruth/trinity.html
Not only does it contain an immense wealth of content (which I invite everyone to check out for themselves), I find the guy who started it and writes it, to be very interesting. Here’s a little of his story (as he lists on his own “About” page):
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Posted in Christian Living, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, JimT's Articles, Kingdom of God, Love, New Covenant, Prayer, Salvation, The Church, truth, worship on July 4th, 2011 1 Comment »
In the last two article I wrote I talked about feeling the emotion, pain, and feelings of other. Also how the root of this stemmed from Jesus and his ministry. I would like to relate more as to what kind of affect Jesus should have on us especially with his departure from Earth. Yet Jesus still has an ever growing connection to mankind. It seems that the question is always, are God and Jesus present, or is it because we just allow them to exist simply in our minds? Are they physically present? How real is the presents of Yahweh (GOD) and the roll and presences of Yahushua (Messiah) Jesus our Lord and Savior? I ask is the weight that we put on knowledge sacrificing our actual spirituality? Is the weight that is put on analyzing the scripture, with our own minds drowning or at least quenching the spirit with in us? The verses below present an interesting view. Is the Love of God present in our lives, which includes our Love for God, and our belief in His son(Or Faith In), our belief in who he was and what was his mission was will directly affects our purpose and mission in life, and most important our status to the coming Kingdom.
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In being effective ministers we must be able feel peoples emotion, when working with people it is always better to meet them where they are. To meet them on their level of emotion.
“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.” Romans 12:15 (NASB)
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Webster’s dictionary definition of the word Sacrifice
“a: destruction or surrender of something for the sake of something else b: something given up or lost the sacrifices made by parents”
The interesting part of this definition is the the word surrender. We know that Jesus sacrificed his very soul for everyone whether they wanted it or knew it, yet he give and sacrificed his own soul anyway. Yes, he really did it without anybody really knowing what he was doing for them. So are we to sacrifice our souls for Jesus? Well, yes in a sense, on a cross like him? No, we are to surrender our souls in the sense that we surrender our wills, as did the apostles.
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Posted in Christian Living, counseling, Holy Spirit, JimT's Articles, Love, Obedience to Christ, Peace, Prayer, sin, Testimony, The Cross of Christ, worship on May 23rd, 2011 2 Comments »
I have been on a 36 year quest to find the right the path which would give me a greater spiritual awareness and closeness to my Creator. I have found it to be a rocky road at times. On this journey I have finally come to know God in a greater way than I ever thought possible. I have also found that the hard things in life can be good for us, because they help us, by Faith, turn to our Creator and seek his help and guidance. GOD LIKES THAT, yes he likes when we depend on him. It was always that way we just didn’t know it. After all he did create us, wouldn’t you think he has all the answers. WHY NOT ASK? Please read the following Article, in it you may find something that can help you, as it did for me.
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Some Christian denominations place quite a bit of emphasis on two specific manifestations of the Spirit – the manifestations of speaking in tongues and interpreting of tongues.
From what I have seen, those denominations have the following basic belief, about speaking in tongues and interpreting of tongues:
All Christians can do authentic speaking and interpreting of tongues, whenever they decide to.
In other words, those groups believe that each and every Christian can perform Spirit-empowered speaking and interpreting of tongues, whenever they want to.
For simplicity, I’ll refer to that doctrine as the “Tongues at Will” doctrine.
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As we are all aware, the Bible is filled with miraculous events - e.g. the parting of the Red Sea, giant hailstones falling from the sky, the flood, people being raised from the dead, etc.
Up until a few years ago, I was under the impression that miracles are completely based on God’s decisions. In other words, I used to think that the only reason why a miracle occurs is because God (or Jesus) decides to perform the miracle. As a result, I assumed that human beings have no effect whatsoever on whether a miracle occurs or not.
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