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A Matter of Perspective

Just in case you, like me, are an inquiring mind wanting to know, someone who loves learning and growing and stretching their faith, I have an idea for you to think about this bright sunny cold day 48 hours after Thanksgiving. Bet you’ll never guess what it is, though.
A science class in my bachelor’s degree program required me recently to do a whole lot of research in an area I had, in the past, avoided. There is something in the scientific community known as the “Cosmological Constant”. Like me, you’ve probably never heard of it before. But it impacted my life profoundly. Why? For one simple fact. It gas 120 decimal places.
Many in the field of science believe it impossible for the universe to be made by design –a designed universe requires the existence of a Designer, so if you disregard the Designer you must, by necessity, also disregard the concept of design. However, one thing I have learned in life is that just you do not believe a thing to be true will never negate its existence. What you believe may be truth for you, but God declares in John 17.17 that His Word ALONE is real truth. Man can create all kinds of truths given the chance, but man’s truth will often change to suit circumstances. I’ve never really subscribed to the “my truth/your truth” theory. I’d rather have something I can rely on. Hebrews 1.11 has always been a life staple for me, kind of like mac n cheese – Thou remainest. Simple, yet profound. Even a redhead can get that. God’s Word never changes. Period.
What makes for good science is not whether you can see it or not, but whether you can rule out the theory or not. If science really is all about proving theories and testing facts, which scientists claim it is, and if those facts truly do stand the test of intense research, then, like Lee Strobel the ex-atheist who could not deny those same facts, you must agree with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who once said, “once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth”.
What We Still Don’t Know: Are We Real? with Martin Rees, Cosmologist

Click to access CaseforChrist.pdf

Kari, the mindful of eternal perspective
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Some Say

Some say that this world is going to hell in a handbasket. Some say politicians are all crooks. Some say we’ll never get ourselves out of the budget deficit that keeps getting bigger by the day. Some say disaster is on the way and the economy cannot fully recover. Some say why bother voting, when all the candidates are as bad as each other? Some say there’s nothing we can do, and that nothing will ever change. If that’s the case, why bother praying? Why not just curl up and die? Heaven ain’t such a bad place to go, after all.
The point of the above thoughts is that I have a question for you today; simply this – what do you say? More importantly, who do you say about Jesus? Who He is? What He is? To you, and to a hurting world in need of hope? Jesus asked the same question in Matthew 16.13. Who do people say I am? Well, His answer hasn’t changed much. There are many religions out there, and they all believe they’re going to heaven, but my bible says that Jesus was very closed-minded indeed on that issue. In fact, He said in John 14 verse 6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life – NO man comes to the Father (as in goes to heaven) but through Me.” That kind of throws out the whole “we’re all going to the same destination, we’re just taking different paths to get there” theory, doncha think?
We as Christians have the true hope, the true life, living on the inside of us, and if we don’t speak out the world will never KNOW the hope, the truth and the life. I read a book just recently that reminded me once again of how the church as a whole is sleeping. God even gave me the title of the next blog, dear readers. But I’ll let that come as a surprise. For right now I want you to know that God made you ON purpose FOR a purpose. His. You were made, like Esther, for such a time as this, and I don’t want you to let your God-given purpose go unfulfilled on this earth. Og Mandingo said once that there are three types of men. The first learn from their own experience – they are the wise; the second learn from the experience of others – they are the happy; the third learn neither from their own experience, nor from the experience of others – they are fools. I for one have made a lot of foolish decisions in my life, but I’m no fool. However, I am a fool for Christ. Always have been, always will be. How ‘bout you?
Kari, the outspoken and the outright outraged
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