Thursday, January 30, 2014

Stem Cells

Today  is Thursday, January 30, 2014. I read in the LA Times front page that scientists have been able to take cells from a rat and inject that cell into another rat and have that cell reproduce. And from this they figure it may be helpful to do in a human and have the same results.
   Man is not a rat. I don't know what this proves. but I know God will only allow them to go so far and then He will step in. Like He did at the Tower of Babel.
   In the image we have that we share with God creativeness and  inquisitiveness are good. If we use it right. I would be careful if I were them.
   The only link man has with the rat is that both he and they were created by God. There is no family link.
    They are looking in the wrong place for answers.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Can God Be Known?

   In this era of freethinkers and another generation of  self motivated people, ask yourself, do I need God?
    Yes. You do. And I am not talking about the new age god which I understand is self. God in you. You are god. Determine your own fate.
     I am talking about the God who created you in His image.   The God who holds the world together. (Where do you think the atoms come from? Someone had to create them. Where do you think the posibility of their ever having been a big bang came from? The materials came from somewhere. Something gave intellect to the molecules.)
    Can God be known? is the question posed in the title of this post. And I say, yes. God can be known. Not completely. There is always going to be an aspect of God we humans will not be able to understand or even grasp. The revealed things of God belong to man but the hidden things belong to the Lord Almighty, What we can know about God is revealed in the Bible.
    And in nature. Yes, God can be known by the fact that the sun rises and sets. Stars are in the sky. The sun is there also. And the moon. As well as the planets.
    You got up this morning. Do you think you did that by yourself? That you made your own body? That you breathe air that doesn't kill you? That you can taste and see and hear?
     But that doesn't mean you are god. God shares His throne with no one.
     On the other hand, God to a certain extent can't be known. As I said, not completely. There will always be hidden aspect to God. He doesn't need you to know everything about Him or know Him completely for Him to exist. No process theology allowed. We exist for His pleasure not so that He can learn anything from observing us. He doesn't have to learn anything.. .
      Please feel free to comment on this or any posting you see here. I will read -and if called for, will respond.

Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year And New Opportunities

 Happy New Year everyone. It is now the third day of 2014 and the year has started out with a clear slate.
  Sure the past is still going to influence the present. Always has. But we may be wondering what is going to happen this year. I don't have a crystal ball nor should I as a Christian have one. The daily walk with God should satisfy me. All He wants me to know and all He wants you to know about the future is in the Bible
  I do know that the unrest in the Middle East will still be with us. I know President Obama will still try to do the best he can as a leader of America. I know that the senate will still do their best to keep Obama from leading us in a totally chaotic position.
  In the long run, he also is in God's hand. So we need to offer prayer for him that he use the wisdom he has been given.
   Daryl has finished his course work at Talbot Theological Seminary and now has his Masters of divinity.. So now I feel it is okay to call him Rev or pastor because he has earned the title now.