14 February 2017

You Gotta Have Faith

Those who deny that God exists usually point to a lack of evidence for God's presence in the world.

Yet the entire world, and everything in it, is clear evidence of God's handiwork.

The human mind can understand that human tools, what people build and do, even our very way of life, has a design to it.

A human design.

Yet design being found in nature is typically dismissed as 'chance'.

Mankind came up with math as a means to understand the world, but the design that geometry, calculus and algebra depict has always been there.

Man has of late come to put numbers and images to what has been previously designed.

Sometimes bitterness is behind the front of highly intellectualized arguments against God.

The logic to blame God for what religious people do is faulty...yet this is usually the issue that is not always discussed; why the denier is bitter.

Sadly, if some of those who doubt were to see something out of the ordinary, like a miracle, their mind would most likely begin to justify a logical explanation to rationalize away their experience.

Within the design there are patterns, and our characters are patterned around our previous experiences and attitudes.

If you are looking for a reason to be critical, you will always find many criticizing points.

But will something good be realized by the critic?

Nothing occurs outside of God's will.

If something happened, or is found to be evident in the world (or beyond the earth), God has allowed it to be, happen or exist.

The question is finding out 'how' and 'why' in order to compliment the rest of what God has ordained.

Reasoning assists the human mind to understand.

Yet when something outside the normal bounds of our understanding happens, like a miracle, man's reasoning can be grown to help us understand.

This should be the aim instead of simply blaming God or questioning His wisdom when we see bad and ugly things in life.

What is something that John the Baptist postulated regarding what God can do if He so pleased?

And do not think you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire. 
- Matthew 3: 9-10
I think this speaks many things.

One thing beyond the obvious is that we exist in a reality that nothing is impossible for God.


God and His work is not dependent on our rationale, understanding or logic.

We are, however, dependent on our faith, or lack of it, to view and realize what God has and continues to do...choosing to open some eyes, and keep others closed.

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