Awesome sermon by my Friend Dr Clarence Lee MD.
Awesome sermon by my Friend Dr Clarence Lee MD.
The Science of sacred Scripture redefines religion from simply a form of worship, to a form of connecting with the universe.
Russian Philosopher Leo Nikolayevich Tolstoy defined it best by stating:
“It is impossible for there to be a person with no religion (i.e. without any kind of relationship to the world) as it is for there to be a person without a heart. He may not know that he has a religion, just as a person may not know that he has a heart, but it is no more possible for a person to exist without a religion than without a heart.”
If religion defines our connection to our world then our comprehension is associated with how we have developed and understood this connection. Some scholars say that our intellectual foundation and comprehension would be entirely metaphoric. The complexity of our thoughts is based on associations which we make with words, meanings and the variety of properties which these meanings can be ascribed to. These metaphors are more than literary devices, they are conceptual in nature and represented physically in the brain because cognition is grounded in physiological experience. Higher mathematics is also grounded in the body and embodied in metaphorical thought and not based on abstract laws.
An early people in an unfamiliar place encountered a greater level of abstraction and could thus only define the world about them in terms of their immediate connections to it. They were probably less distracted and completely engrossed in observing and learning about their new world. Primitive people had to explain what they observed with a fraction of the knowledge and experience that we have today. Their stories are just as relevant as our observations.
Thus the seed establishes the common themes of all religion as varieties of form originating from one source.
The last of the prophets are the scientists. Scientists emerge as the religion not satisfied with the, “God did it” answer. Their entire faith rests in the belief that we can know “How,” that we were designed to ask, knock and seek and to be like our creator, possessing the knowledge of creation.
If Faith is the evidence of the unseen (Heb 11:1) then our collective faith reveals our unseen God through scientific evidence.
To the extent which science is defined by a pursuit of truth, then science in itself, is a spiritual endeavor, with the goal of directing us to the vision and knowledge of who we are. Scientists like the Apostle Thomas require substance, but are no less followers than Peter or Paul. It is with Faith in a design we seek and find substance.
One misconception about atheists is that they are a no master, no God faith. According to Nikolayevich Tolstoy such a faith is not possible.
While Christians have Jesus and Muslims Mohamed Atheists have Darwin. Atheistic doctrine simply depersonalizes the creator by deflecting the genius and intelligence behind creation to natural phenomenon. To many atheists, evolution or “Luca” is God a miraculous chemical concoction stirred by chance which coincidentally evolves into great intelligence.
A pen cannot write on its own so we have to find a way of defining the writing without identifying the writer. This has been successfully done by substituting God and creator with words like evolution, nature or the universe.
These are personified as if they have a mind all their own. Evolution created this or nature invented that.
“Since mammals and birds cannot afford to let their internal temperature fall even slightly, they need insulation to keep warm. Fur and feathers are among the finest insulating materials that nature has devised….”
Every organism runs on the same operating system that LUCA created. The conductors of this biochemical ballet are the proteins, Nano-size building blocks and machines that control the speed and timing of every reaction. From breaking down sugars to clearing waste to repairing the membrane, the unique shape of each protein determines its job, as specifically as a lock to its key.
So to the atheist evolution, nature, the universe or Luca is God. Luca created the genetic code which every living thing from bacteria to plants and animals use to reproduce their offspring.
The names are changed but the story remains the same, we are essentially saying the same thing in different languages. Now we can translate all the languages through one medium the Biblical Code.
The story concludes today with the evidence that Life requires preeminence and an intelligent loving God has created it. A message clearly understood in any language.
The Animal Encyclopedia by the Smithsonian titled Animal page 66.
In the simplest terms if we imagine that the US. Government needs $10 to run the country. $7 would provide health care, education and social security among other government funded services. $3 would be set aside to pay for defense and eliminate the national debt.
Consider this scenario:
Exon charges $4 for fuel, which forces people to become more conservative in travel. The reduction in travel provides fewer opportunities for consumer spending and forces businesses to cut back on jobs. The government can’t tell the oil company how much it can charge for oil so it combats this by asking Exon to give back $1 of the $4, then returns it to the people as an incentive to travel some more. This reverses the loss of jobs and the spiraling decline. Here we see the difference between a Romney approach and the approach of the president. A Mitt Romney America promotes a universal tax system, this means that Exon would pay the same rate as the people that they are ripping off. This does not provide any incentive to regulate the prices of fuel and cuts out of the $10 the government needs even more. This means that the $7 of services must be cut or the $3 in debt and defense spending slashed to balance the scales. If everyone gets a tax cut then no one gets a tax cut. The wealthy are notoriously frugal stashing their billions into solid assets, hedge funds and other investments with predictable returns or foreign bank accounts to hide them from the government. Their increased revenue does not help the economy because it leaves circulation and drives the economy into a deeper recession.
Obama’s America would promote tiers of rates, here the greater the revenue earned the greater the responsibility to pay back to run the country. Exon now pays a $1.25 and the additional quarter reduces the taxes of the middle class. More money in their pocket actually does get circulated into home repairs, new cars, paying for college or taking a vacation; and the whole world starts to run again. In Obama’s America, Exon would now be forced to invest more of their earnings on job creation or other areas which would reduce their tax liability. This not only increases revenue to government but it also creates jobs, which in turn add taxable revenue to the total needed by the government there by returning the US to the surplus it enjoyed under President Clinton.
We finally freed ourselves from the grip of a system where politicians spend millions to buy a seat, lace their pockets and the pockets of their friends with government contracts and tax cuts at the expense of everyone else. Why would we run back to lies, and uneven scales and balances.
17 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that (18) God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea
21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
In Exodus 14 the Israelites begin to grumble for fear of the journey and wished to go back.
12 we did tell thee in Egypt, Leave us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.
13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day.
14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
15 And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward:
When they took the step forward the path opened up through the Red sea.
19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them:
2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness:
3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the flesh pots, and when we did eat bread to the full; for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
They could not handle the journey through the wilderness. It was too long, they missed their meat and bread, they grumbled for comfort. Almost there, just a little further to the land of milk and honey. We’ve been on this journey for a very long time, we can’t turn back now.
What ever our thoughts on the people we elect, God “intends that the living may know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and he giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.” Daniel 4:17
Elected officials are considered set in place by God, evidence of this is found in the fact that the biggest mess we’ve seen in a generation made the sound of hope and change refreshing even though it came from a black man. Today many are confident in where the nation is heading and would just assume return to the ideologies of the past; but God allows things to happen so that the book is fulfilled. It would be pointless to discuss which man is preferred because the cycles of prophecy seem to point to a man of George Washington’s description to fill the post of the presidency after Mr.Obama. (Read more of this prophecy in the science of sacred scripture.)
Most would agree that Romney is double minded, unstable, and lukewarm in his positions. Ironically he attacks the president for a lack of leadership, but indecisiveness is the greatest character flaw a leader can possess.
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways; so also shall this rich man fade away in his ways. James 1:8&11
So then because he is lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue him out of my mouth. Revelation 3:16
How Stable is the Governor:
Government does not create jobs he says: yet when I am President I will get everyone back to work
I want peace not war he says: but I will spend 2 trillion dollars more on defence and add more battle ships, more than many of our allies or any of our potential enemies combined.
This much focus on artillery indicates a nation locked loaded and ready to shoot. “A Trevon Martin type of peace”
I care about all Americans: but 47% of them are just taking from the system.
I am pro life: but I believe in a woman’s right to choose…but I will cut funding for planned parenthood…but I may not take on new legislation to achieve this…so I will not take on this issue one way or another.
I will reduce the deficit: but I would like to give the wealthy a tax cut even though the top 5% have 95% of the wealth.
The lord cannot lead an unstable man, because he shifts shape and changes his skin like a serpent. A leader is not necessarily just, kind or righteous, but he must be decisive in his agenda and consistent in his position. His positions, character and opinions somewhat predictable. One who must lead a nation as important as ours has to be stable minded and consistent.
We can look to Josiah king of Judah (2 kings 23 & 2 Chronicles 35:21-23) the most righteous of kings recorded in the bible notwithstanding David. He was defeated not by one more righteous than he, but one who understood decisively what the will and objective of God was. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.Matthew 7:21 Josiah a rightousman stood in the way of God and paid the price.
Jesus was rejected because he brought in the outcasts of society the gentiles. He came to lead the church in a new direction which the old traditional patriarchs of the faith could not support. The people sided with the church and traded their hope for a lie. Obama is no Jesus but as a political leader his story finds many parallels. Civilizations throughout history display this great aversion to change. This stems from one groups outlook on Air Jordan Femme the good old days and a desire to go back to it while a new era of information and change intrudes. This shift is inevitable, but most do not understand it. Their ignorance leads to their demise and a retreat in their global positioning. This has been the end of all the kingdoms of the Earth. In this case America can retreat or follow the path forward by embracing those who want so desperately to be included.
The great book tells us of an end that is unimaginable, merchants unable to sell their merchandise, war and unrest throughout the world. Famine, drought, and storms, catastrophe and disaster more common than weddings and receptions. Yet we have weathered the storms led with a steady hand, despite the republican bullies who block the Presidents every effort. If we look past skin colour and we rise above bigotry and begin to love one another as we are called to do, then we will think of these two men as leaders who will take us down very different paths.
The images of sail boats stranded off the East Coast or million dollar homes ablaze or in complete ruin remind us that all the wealth of the world is fleeting and even our very lives just the same.
We can’t continue as a divided people because:
Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. Luke 11:17
Never again will we have such a clear choice, between hate, bigotry and greed or love, brotherhood and selflessness. Not my will but thine. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.Proverbs 3:4-6
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee Hosea 4:6
It is my hope that Sandy highlighted the need for a more perfect union. Imagine standing water, an outbreak of the plague brought on by mice and a large percentage of the people with out health care. All the money in the world could not keep one man safe from an outbreak.
Imagine if the governor and Mr. Ryan’s idea to cut FEMA had happened.
The U.K. and Canada have not stumbled despite providing world class education and healthcare for their people.
The wrong captain simply looks out for himself and those in his class. He will sink the ship, he will lead off the coarse and he will leave the innocent aboard to fend for themselves.
Concordia crashed into rocks because captain was waving to someone on land. 32 people died because the captain quickly fled from the sinking ship. The ship is close to a billion dollars junked.
Moral decline is a reflection of the changing tides, tides that continue to change as we grow. Religious leaders should try to bring the church into the 21st century, because it is not likely that any generation will move back. Back to those days when men like the Mormons had several wives at their disposal and the interpretation of the word was left to a select few. Days of animal sacrifices and government mediated philosophy. We will never return to those days. Today the traditional Sunday or Sabbath school attendance dwindles and the church desperate to maintain its hold reaches into politics to seat a sympathizer.
But this is the best age of the church an age where our young people are yearning for a definition of life, crying out of the darkness for the light of knowledge. The church has the greatest opportunity to grow and embrace the way forward. To provide customized and tailored chaplain instructions as extracurricular activity. To form personal relationships with communities, save marriages prevent teenage sexual activity and eventual abortion. The church must come into this century, where men will time travel and we may finally reconnect with our God.
This is not almost the end of the story, this is the end of the story. We can’t reset the clock, I really hope we wake from our sleep and open our eyes. Every ancient calender of cycles takes us here to today. Please Wake Up.
Image of Gabby Douglas and sculpture of "African Acrobat" from ancient Roman Empire. A history of Western Society 6th Edition pg 149. Mckay, Hill and Butler
When African American gymnast, Gabby Douglas won the gold medal in the 2012 Olympics, the celebration paraded the usual “first ever” comments. But if we strive to digger to the roots of our stories, we’d realize that we’ve been here before.