Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Cosmos vs. Logos

Final Thoughts

I first became aware of this quote in a book written by Paul Little, “Neither sincerity or intensity of belief can create truth.”   Consider, no matter how firm my beliefs and convictions are if I step off of the Empire State Building I’m going to make a mess on the ground below, rather than hover, fly or float.   Likewise, if I were to fall into the molten metal of a blast furnace I’m going to disintegrate and vaporize no matter how sincerely I believe that I won’t.  Similarly, you can allow Evolution to be your god, but what will be the result of your beliefs and sincerity?

Compare this with the result of your belief in Jesus recorded in the Gospel of John chapter 14: “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. And you know the way to where I am going.” "No, we don’t know, Lord,” Thomas said. "We have no idea where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus told him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is.  From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”  Philip said, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.”  Jesus replied, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and yet you still don’t know who I am? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father! So why are you asking me to show him to you? Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words I speak are not my own, but my Father who lives in me does his work through me. Just believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me. Or at least believe because of the work you have seen me do.”

You have every right to choose the god you will believe in and worship, but keep the end view in mind.  Only Jesus said He would die on a cross for our sins and rise from the dead to prove it. It's one thing to make big claims, but if the claims are actually confirmed, then this deserves special attention.   The resurrection of Jesus and His ascension into heaven are undeniable proofs that there is life beyond this realm.  And Jesus' words and actions qualify only Him to claim, "No one can come to the Father except through me."     

Choose wisely. 

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