One day, an experience in school prompted my son to ask me the following I had never really considered: "why do we have to remove our hats when we pray?" In other words, why is it respectful to remove our hats during prayer? I thought about this for a moment then responded: "What is the … Continue reading Why do we have to remove our hats during prayer?
Some statements sound reasonable only when their assumptions are not examined closely. Take the following that is typically used to assert a position in connection with existential matters: “Only what I can see exists!" In the first place, we must be clear the eyes do not see, nor do the ears hear! How? The eyes … Continue reading “Only what I can see exists!”
During an enriching conversation, a lady shared snippets of a speech that someone gave to University students. One point she recalls him mentioning was that when we pray, we are really praying to the "God inside us" in that we basically go within to draw power from ourselves in order to fix our lives. From … Continue reading Facing the facts: God is not inside you
1) We have expectations. Expectations carry concepts of how we believe our life should develop. We fix firmly to these expectations. 2) Someone upsets our expectations by introducing something that challenges our concept, compelling us to face a new reality. 3) We are disappointed. Disappointment is friction between expectations and reality. 4) The fork in … Continue reading What is resentment?
Question: Please help me, sometimes believing in God is really hard for me Not just when something bad happens. But sometimes, I guess I just think about how cruel and realistic and unfair the world is, and it makes it hard to believe that God exists. I personally believe he does, but I feel like … Continue reading Q & A: Sometimes believing in God is really hard for me
Question: Why does God not require works for salvation? Because if I had to do x, y, and z to be saved, I could know for sure that as long as I did x, y, z, I was guaranteed salvation. Instead, because it’s by faith only, I have no idea if I 100% have the kind … Continue reading Q & A: Why does God not require works for salvation?
Question: Christian dating a Muslim.. I am a Christian. I made a mistake. A big one. I just graduated from college and moved in with my boyfriend, who follows the Islamic faith. At the time it happened, I was quite insecure with a hallowing faith. I thought I had the capacity to influence him. He … Continue reading Q & A: Christian dating a Muslim
The sphinx! For thousands of years this mystery has puzzled mankind. Why did the ancients form this cryptic structure? And what does it represent? I am not presumptuous enough to think this essay will fully explain it, or exhaust the reasons the ancients might have had. No, my purpose here like in all my written … Continue reading Revelations, the Sphinx, Numbers, & the Zodiac
Question: What does this mean? “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” Does it mean that anything you ask God for, He will give to you? And the knocking part, is he referring to The Kingdom of Heaven opening to you while … Continue reading Q & A: What does this mean? Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
Since there are always innumerable commentaries expressing confusion over the Trinity concept, I wish to provide a very simple description on the matter. As above, so below. The Almighty is the Creative Source of all that exists above, which establishes the principle from which what is below forms itself. We can also call what is … Continue reading The Trinity