Thursday, January 30, 2014

Miracles. The Fingerprints of God.

When you sit down to read a book from your favorite author or view a work of art, drawn by your favorite artist, you realize that there are things that sets the author’s writing or the artist’s strokes apart from others. These things are of particular interest to and for the edification of the true fan. The same can be said about the masterpiece of creation.

Miracles are fingerprints or the master strokes of our creator across the canvas of creation.

Sure, God has the capability of making a sterile perfect rendition of his creation. However, how is his creation supposed to realize, appreciate or praise his true mastery without slight deviations from what is natural?

In a free will reality, miracles are expected in a creation where it appears that God is absent from the day to day. We need occasional reminders that show God is still in control.

Also, these reminders have to be supernatural in nature in order not to have a natural explanation that could be written off as a natural occurrence, and build the faith of those who recognize the fingerprint of God as for what it is. That is how God works. God planned these slight deviations before the beginning of time. I don’t want to go off on a predestination tangent, but it plays right in.

On our side of the window, our reality is natural and we have the free will to do and believe anything we want. On God’s side of the window, he sees the beginning from the end and has determined when a Godly fingerprint, or miracle could be place upon his canvas in order to say, “Don’t worry, I’m here.” He has determined, or predestined, when to perform his miracles, without upsetting the applecart, and giving the observer a choice to believe or not.

On our side of the door that separates our reality from God’s, there a sign that says, “Enter, if you so desire.” Once you enter, you notice a dinner banquet where you are the guest of honor. God says, “Welcome, you were expected.” You turn and notice the sign on the inside of the door. It says, “Preordained before the beginning of time.”

God is in control and is the Master Painter.


God inspired my to write this through a blog entry by my Brother in the Messiah, Daniel Tattersall. His entry can be found here.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Now That's a Faith Greater Than Mine!

I believe in God because he has revealed himself to all who are faithfully looking for him. I faithfully believe that there is evidence of God throughout the universe. However, in the known universe, I freely attest that there is absolutely nothing that proves beyond a shadow of doubt, that there is a God. However, I and many others, by faith, attest that there is a God.

A believer will tell you that it is strictly by faith that we come to the decision to believe in God by looking at pointers. Things that have no real explanation by itself but accumulatively point to an intelligent designer. We call him God. I freely admit that I do not have tangible proof and am running on faith alone.

With that said, there is a greater faith than mine and that is of those who freely decide that there is no God. They look at the same evidence and decide that there is nothing to our God. As a matter of fact, many do call God, "nothingness". They ask us how we could come to our conclusions with no real proof. They call it a blind faith.

The pointers I mentioned earlier are based on the belief that everything in the universe, known and unknown, the something and the nothing, points to something greater than man. I can show you how everything and the nothing points to something beyond our understanding. However, when those who do not believe make their decision on the known universe, it is a small sampling of the known universe.

Present scientific consensus states that only 5% of the universe is knowable matter. The other 95% is nothingness, Dark Energy or Dark Matter with little or no understanding what Dark Matter or Dark Energy or nothingness actually is. Based on that 5%, non believers freely decide and proudly proclaim that there is absolutely no God and are willing to risk their immortal souls on it. A decision based on a 5% sampling rate……

That my friends is a Faith greater than mine.