31 May 2009

Where do you go when theres tragedy in your life? When something goes wrong in your life, where do you go? What do you turn to when tragedy comes into your life? Do you turn to drinking, drugs, work, sports, bed, eating, sex, or something else to cope with the tragedy that came into your life? Turning to any of these is putting yourself into denial of whatever it is that has gone wrong. You must not delude yourself with something that will prolong the tragedy being experienced and to further yourself into depression. Turning to any of these also shows that you have no faith in God. You should always turn to God first especially when there is tragedy in your life. Clearly stated in the New Testament book of James chapter five is how to react to anything wrong coming into our lives. It even states what we should do when things are going well. Too many times however Christians (me included) have not or do not follow the direction given to us in James chapter five. Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises. Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up, and if he has committed sins, they will be forgiven him. Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. (James 5:13-16) James 5:13 informs us that if anyone among us is suffering that this person must pray. Note that this verse is not talking about being sick as that is covered in verse 14. This verse is directly letting us know that for any suffering, we are to pray yet it doesn’t tell us how to pray. To know how to pray, we need to turn to Ephesians 6:18 which tells us, “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints,” and also to Philippians 4:6 which informs us to, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” From this we know that when suffering we are to pray in the Spirit meaning in Jesus Christ and that we are to be attentive when we pray and not be ad lib but deliberate and persistent and specifically request...
Just Whose Truth Do You Believe? Do you believe in truth? You may think you do but in reality you may not actually believe in truth yet you think you do. Can truth even be known? Is there such a thing as truth? Do you even care about truth? From history we know that false ideas about truth can lead to false ideas about life. In many cases of history these false ideas about truth gave apparent justification for some really immoral behavior. If you can kill the concept of truth, you can then kill any true religion or any true morality. Take the 77,000,000 people who died between 1923–1976 from the believes that Mao Zedong had about truth. Do you think those who died through Mao Zedong’s truth believed in Mao Zedong’s truth? What about Joseph Stalin’s truth? From 1929 through 1953, 43,000,000 people died due to Stalin’s truth believes. Do you believe that those people who died believed in the truth Stalin held? Then there’s the immoral truth that Adolf Hitler held that killed 20,946,000 Jews, Polish and others between 1933–1945. Did these people who died believe Hitler’s truth? (1) So truth exists and cannot be denied. Denial of the truth was the basis of the millions of people above dying for the false truths of Mao Zedong, Joseph Stalin, Adolf Hitler and the many other tyrants who have done the same thing throughout history. Skeptical About the Existence of Truth? You can say that, ‘something true for me is not true for you.’ Well, is that statement true for everyone? Think about it for a moment. How can something be both true and false? Nothing can be both true and false. So to say, something is true for someone and not for another defies logic because something cannot be both true and false at the same time. Either Christians are right or not. Either atheists are right or not. Both Christians and atheists cannot both be right. Now you say that, ‘truth cannot be known.’ If truth cannot be known, how do you know that truth cannot be known? To say that ‘truth cannot be known’ is a self-defeating statement because it is making a claim as a known absolute truth statement. Making that statement is saying that you know the truth about truth which is that truth cannot be known. If truth cannot be known, how can you know enough to say that truth cannot be known, if truth cannot be known? So from this we know that truth can be known. You now say that ‘something can be only meaningful if it’s empirically verifiable or true by definition.’ My reply to you is that your statement excludes itself from being true...

Victor E. Pearson

With the commission from God to point people to and teach them the truth, I have created this blog to glorify God and to do His will. I am pleased that you are open minded to learning about Christian views on faith, morality and God.

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