Not at all. Evolution is a mechanism. God is a cause. Evolution doesn’t cause evolution anymore than momentum causes momentum. Now, don’t be impulsive…
Physics jokes aside, imagine the progress of computers from the ‘perspective’ of a computer. All one would ‘see’ would be increasing complexity, according to precedents set by previous generations.
Now, from a computer’s ‘point of view’ humans are metaphysical – a computer cannot conceive of a human in any way that is identical to a human themselves. People just can’t be encoded in Perl. Not even in Python.
However, circuits can be modeled. Computers can analyse the operations of computers. Common ancestry creates common understanding, in a sense.
Regardless of modern progress with respect to gender identity, all bots are binary. They must be. For now. Even with Syracuse’s quantum supremacy, it’s hard to say what that will actually mean…probably multiple things at once. In the end, do or do not – there is no try. Yoda kind of nailed the fact that Qbits must collapse…
In summary, God is an axiom whereas evolution is an observation. One does not explain the other – no more than the turbulence of the wind explains its origin.
There’s so much misconceptions with the biblical term sin. There’s been so much perception factored into how people interpret the term sin and because of this, most people do not even realize what sin is. Those who do not recognize what sin is cannot even recognize what is the greatest sin of all.
In order to know what is the greatest sin, we must first know what sin is. So the first question is what’s sin?
For many sin is an action: lying, killing, stealing, backbiting, and fornication etc. These are just misconceptions of what sin is. A person who does not kill shall lie, backbite or even fornicate for a reason because sin is neither of these things.
what is sin? There’s a particular part of Bible that makes us question what sin is. This particular verse is Jeremiah 2:13, as at the time when there were so many laws and so many “do not” which people have actually done to be counted to them as sin, God actually said there’s but only two sin. While most people may not understand what that particular verse talks about but the fact that God wasn’t even concerned about the so many “do not” shows that neither of these “do not” was the sin.
A good look at the conversation between God and Cain gives us a clearer look into what sin is. God asked him why he’s angry and why was he dejected and goes ahead to say sin lies at the door and his desire is for Cain to rule for him (Genesis 4:6-7). From here we’ll realize sin is a foreign body waiting around us to enter into our Being to make us rule for him. Sin is like a virus that lies around our firewall waiting for when our defense becomes weak to enter, and when this virus enters into the system, it takes control of the system and corrupt all incoming and outgoing files (information).
What then is sin? Sin is an energy, a dark energy. Sin is the energy of the darkness of the beginning, like all dark energy, sin consumes light and takes control of the body. Sin takes control of a person’s senses and controls the mental interpretation of every information coming through the senses. Sin is not the action, sin is the energy behind that action, a person whose senses has been overcome by sin takes certain action as directed by the sin.
Like every virus, sin is the disease of life. Sin corrupts the natural state of a Being and gives it an artificial state. These artificial states might sometimes “feel” (sensual) like the natural state but they’re artificial. Sin makes a person interpret good as bad, and bad as good. It causes the superimposition of the reality and makes the one in delusion think he’s seen the reality. A person in sin transposes the reality of life and cannot realize what’s real in life.
Sin weakens the mental defense of a Being. For this reason, a person in sin cannot have a sound mind or be reasonable. Such a person cannot be objective about life and they’ll be prone to anger as their fundamental way of expression. A person in sin views life only subjectively and they’re never open minded about the facts of life. A person in sin is proud and sees himself as god.
What then is the greatest sin? We can only know what’s sin by recognizing the victory over sin. The victory over sin is the light that shinned so bright in the darkness that the dark energy could not consume. That light is Jesus, and the Bible records that the darkness could not comprehend the light. From here we can understand that the darkness actually studies every Being, it observes and copies the mode of action and reaction of every Being while lying in wait at the door to get the weakness and taking control of the Being. The darkness could not comprehend the light because the light was fluid/lucid, It was constantly changing. The light was indeterminable.
A person in sin does different things the same way repeatedly, but the light causes constant change (growth) in a person. The light cannot be understood because it relates to every information differently but sin makes a person relate to every information the same way. The person in sin is adamant and cannot view anything differently. They see life as supplied to them rigidly by sin within them.
Life is constantly changing, the person in light changes as life changes but the one in sin does things repeatedly as they did in the past. Therefore, the person in sin is the person trapped in the past but the person in light is the person changing as life changes with every moment.
What then is the greatest sin? The greatest sin is being adamant, refusing to change. This is the greatest sin. The reason for this is because refusing to change is to act against the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is Present to turn all man from their past so that all shall experience the change of NOW but he who is adamant to change is he who wars against the Holy Spirit. Such sin is said to be unforgivable because he who wars against the Holy Spirit has sworn enmity with God.
He who wars against God is he who refuses the Godlike nature: love; peace; knowledge; wisdom, faithful; trust worthy; patience; forgiving etc, such a person becomes everything God isn’t and as such cannot exist in God. Such person sees life from the prism of the darkness in them and whatever dark interpretation they have about life is what they rely on and refuse to change even when the facts say differently.
How can a person come out of sin? Coming out of sin is easy because sin is actually a weakness, and the energy is weak. It takes a simple determination to accept and practice what Jesus says. Jesus has conquered sin therefore a person who accepts and practices his messages starts to build up a their firewall against the darkness of this world. They start to gain knowledge (light) from interpreting the experience gained in practice and the more they know, they more they become equipped against the darkness and the dark energy.
Following Jesus’s steps is easy, all it needs is a conscious effort to live in his way. A person who does this starts to become equipped to view life objectively. The light gained is what determines a person’s NOW. The reality we all exist in is a function of what we know, those who become aware of more about life, “experience” more of the beauty of life. Stop feeling life, start experiencing life.
For most, believing In Jesus entails repeating certain words and becoming a member of a particular religion. The process of salvation for them involves saying that they accept Jesus and after that learning the religions doctrines and going through the religious rites to become a full member of such religion. This is the common way to believe in Jesus In this modern day and if you ask a person if they believe in Jesus, their response will be ‘Yes I’m a Christian’ because they’re a member of a particular religion.
This practice is false, it’s untrue and it’s the reason why there are so many who claim to believe in Jesus but If we observe the society, we would see that the person (character) of Jesus is absent In our society. This false process of believe births highly hypocritical followers of Jesus, people who are merely members of certain religions but their life never reflect the person of Jesus. In fact, Jesus himself knew there shall be hypocritical followers, and because of this, he Informed us we can only enter the kingdom of heaven If our righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and scribes who are basically hypocrites (Mathew 5:20).
Personally, I do not ask people if they believe In Jesus anymore because the answer is often times in the affirmative. This gets even crazier when you have certain people claim to be believers but do not show it. Sometimes you hear certain people claim that they’re believers but do not wear It as a skin. This is hilarious for me even as it is ridiculous to listen.
How do you believe In Jesus? The word “believe” is an action word, so from here we know that you can only believe in Jesus through actions and not through spoken words. So technically, it’s irrelevant to say you believe, actions is what will show if you truly believe in Jesus or not.
Anyone can say they believe in Jesus, anyone can be a Christian, anyone can even read the Bible, yet none of these things proves that a person believes in Jesus. I have seen people take actions that you have to question If they truly have faith, I have seen people say things devoid of the knowledge of Christ and I have met a whole lot of very religious people who do not know God (Romans 10:2-3).
It’s more important for us to be believers than it’s for us to be religious. Believers take actions but religious people say words, these are two separate kinds of people. Actions do not always mean evangelism, your life is an action. The way you live your life is the first action that proves you a believer, every other action is directed by faith of Jesus that you receive after believing. For faith comes after believe (Romans 10:13-17)
Believing in Jesus is a two way thing, this is why most mistake It. Just as the word Believe Is two a way thing, accept and Be, the believe in Jesus likewise involves accepting his words and doing the will of God. In fact, the fundamental part of the gospel shows Jesus saying those who are his family are those who “do” the will of God (Mathew 12:47-50). This means while it’s important to hear the word, obeying (In practice) the word is what actually proves a believer. A person who hears the word but does not practice that which he hears Is not a believer irrespective of how long they hear the Word.
It’s important to know that believing in Jesus transcends just hearing the word. The major deception in religion entails the dilution of the term believe and faith to mean hearing the word alone but these words mean more than just hearing the Word of God. It’s better a person does not hear the word at all than for them to hear and not obey it. The word heard becomes a witness unto them at the end.
Why do you need to believe? Believe (not belief) Is the basis of all knowledge. Believe entails accepting and practicing, the process ensures that a person who has believed gains knowledge from their experience. The one who hears but doesn’t practice cannot know what the Bible Is talking about because knowledge can only be gained from analyzing experience gained in practicing. It’s important to remember that the freedom of Christ is unto them that know the truth and unto them who say they do or those who belong to a religion. Since knowledge is only gained through practice, therefore a person who hears the word (even often) and does not practice it is still held in captivity.
Start to believe (accept and practice) in Jesus, relate to others in love as he did, forgive others as he did etc. It’s only when you practice what you’ve heard that others shall see your light and give glory to your father in Heaven.
Asking for proof of God’s existence is one of the most important questions in an unbeliever’s mouth. They are quick to ask a believer to prove that God really exists. Although only those who believe in science seem to peddle this question but the answer is relevant to all. Everyone, even a believer must prove that God does or doesn’t exist to them (2 Corinthians 13:5).
How do you prove that a thing exists in the way it appears? Do you just state it exists or doesn’t exist based on your perception of that thing? Or do you put that thing to test to confirm it exists In the way it appears?
A lot of people misrepresent what and who God is because they simply tell of his existence or inexistence from their perception without any proofs whatsoever. They judge God without proving if he exists or doesn’t exists in the way they perceive. They hold a belief which may or may not be the true nature of God and go around stating such belief vehemently without knowledge.
Unbelievers are fond of this behavior but most people who claim to be believers do this too. An unbeliever vehemently states that God does not exist from a place of total ignorance, while most who claim to be believers state that God exists from a place of twisted knowledge of his person. Both kinds of people are the same because they cannot prove that God exists or doesn’t exist. They can only make a claim and hold onto such claim as a belief.
How does a person prove he’s stupid? Can a person intentionally prove he’s stupid? No, they can’t, people will “realize” how stupid a person is when he speaks or acts. In fact a person who can intentionally prove he’s stupid is very intelligent.
How do you prove that you’re intelligent? Can you intentionally prove It? No, you can’t, people will “realize” your level of intelligence when you speak or act. Anyone who proves he’s Intelligent is a very stupid person.
How do you prove that you’re wise? People will “realize” your level of wisdom In your actions and in the words you speak. Those who claim or intentionally try to prove they’re wise are usually very foolish.
How do you prove you know something? Do you just say you know that thing? No, you don’t. You speak about that thing or put that thing to practice in a way that reveals you know what you say.
It’s important for everyone to know that a thing can be subjectively and objectively real but only the objective reality is the truth. Anything can be true to a person but the objectivity of that thing determines whether or not that thing is actually true. The reality Is only revealed to a person when their subjective reality aligns (in oneness) with the objective reality. Until a person achieves this oneness, whatever they say or do is a lie.
Humans are a highly subjective Being. People judge what is real with respect to themselves and they’ll continually claim this is the truth unless they’re helped to realize the truth. For example, an ignorant person will claim every other person is ignorant except himself, a deluded person will say the same to every other person except himself and another deluded person like himself.
For this reason, human judgement, which is usually perception based cannot be said to be the truth. There are problems because people claim their perception is the truth and they enforce this on others.
How does one prove that God is real? A person can only prove that God is real from his Truth, his objectivity. God Is true, and Christ is the truth of God. This means Christ is the evidence of God. Christ is also the Word of God which means the spoken word is the evidence of God. In fact the Bible shows us that God is the God of his Word. This means only the word can tell whether God is or isn’t real. A person who wants to prove that God is or isn’t real must not just state it from their perception, they must first understand the spoken (in this times written) word and prove it. Anyone who does not put the word to test but claims that God exists or doesn’t exist is a liar.
God is only proven in his Word, by putting the word to practice and being able to talk about God from a place of accurate knowledge. Anything short of that is a lie. No one can tell whether God is or isn’t real without evidence of what they’re saying. The truth is objective, therefore the Word of God which is his truth is objective. God is only “realized” in putting his truth to practice.
Which is correct? Jesus pronounced as (GEE-zuss) or Jesus pronounced as (Hay-soos)? Are they not both the same name, only pronounced differently because of language? In Hebrew, there is no “J” sound. It is translated as “Y”. So, In Hebrew, the name is pronounced, among other ways, as “Ye-shu-a” or “Ye-hosh-u-a-”. Just as the Name of God in Hebrew is “YHVH” or “YHWH” and is pronounced as “Yeh-o-Vah”, “Yah-Veh”, “Yeh-o-Wah”, or “Yah-Weh” and in Latin is spelled “Iehovah”, and in English is “Jehova” or “Jehovah”. Jesus, pronounced as “Gee-zuss” is simply the English transliteration of the Hebrew original “Yeshua”. Ultimately, if your heart is on the true God and the true Christ, it does not matter if you call Him Yeh-o-vah or Jehova, or His Son Yeshua or Jesus. He knows to whom you are referring because he is the One who searches our hearts. These are vain pursuits that we are warned against, and admonished to pursue the true things of God which are Faith in God through Christ and Obedience to the commands of Christ. If you want to argue about the language that is used to interpret a name, then you should argue with God about it because He is the one who confounded all the languages at the Tower of Babel. Yes, there is no other name under heaven, given by men, by which one may be Saved. Yet each name, when rendered in different languages, is pronounced differently due to language barriers and learning, but mean the same person.
There are things that we know that God doesn’t. They’re all things you don’t want to know. We know the feeling of being deceptive. We know what it means to feel ashamed. We know how to be hypocritical. We know what it’s like to break a promise. We know what self-loathing is like. We know the awful sense that our lives may be futile. We know selfishness on a personal level. We know despair. God knows about these things, but they are not part of His person. In Christ, God does not spare Himself from any Human experience, but even as man He does not partake in our evil. God in Christ enters our darkness like light. He is not corrupted by it – it is swallowed up by His goodness.
There are several things that would cause Christ Jesus to say this to someone. First would be that this person never came to Christ for Salvation, utterly rejecting him. Next would be the person who says that they know Christ but have no evidence of the Transformation that is requisite of truly knowing him and BEING known by him. One cannot have an encounter with the True Christ and NOT be transformed unless that person has rejected him utterly. Next would be the person who says he/she is a Christ-follower but is merely a “weekend warrior”, living their life as the world lives throughout the week, and only pulling Christ out and dusting him off to make an appearance of piety in front of others on Saturday, Wednesday, or Sunday. If one truly knows Christ, and is KNOWN BY Christ, his/her life will reflect that relationship through their living, through their words, and through their desires. Evaluate your belief and your desire to follow the Lord. If you don’t have an overpowering desire to always know more of Our Lord and Savior, then the chances are that you do not really know him because he does not really know you. Seek after him in your heart of hearts and he will come in unto you and make his abode with you. But, come to him prepared for change and with a DESIRE for change from the “old man” you have been into the “New Man” that he requires you to be as his follower. Then, pick up your cross daily and follow him.
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