Ponderings: Vain Philosophy

There’s one thing that I cannot understand.

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Men boasting in their own wisdom even though they are not eternal and haven’t been to the end of the universe. What then is philosophy? Philosophy is men’s attempt to understand the purpose of life and the universe without God’s wisdom and the end result is gibberish.

At the end God has given humanity freewill either to choose to believe in Christ and live according to the Lord’s wisdom or to choose to believe in nonsense with no meaning and wisdom, living a life of darkness with men’s philosophy as a blindfold.

1 Corinthians 3:18-20

18 No one should deceive himself. If anyone among you thinks he is wise in this age, he must become foolish so that he can become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God, since it is written: He catches the wise in their craftiness; 20 and again, The Lord knows that the reasonings of the wise are meaningless.

 

Ponderings: Why do Christians fight each other?

There’s something that I can’t understand.

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Why do brothers in Christ fight with each other on certain understanding on theology issues that’s not clear in the Bible (free will, predestination, speaking in tongues, the spiritual gifts)…etc. All the while Satan and his demons sit back enjoying the view watching Christians hate each other and instead of being more Christ-like they are being more demon-like. Don’t misunderstand, Truth is number 1 but when things in scripture are not clear or some Christians who are closer to the Lord will hear from the Spirit’s interpretation while the other who is further from Christ will not hear the Spirit clearly and misinterpret, such is the explanation how one passage ends up with two different interpretations from two Spirit filled Christians.

I love doctrine and without correct doctrine pertaining to Jesus, no one can get saved but doctrine that’s not fundamental, we should seek the Lord for understanding and not the church fathers of the reformation who where fallible men. Jesus didn’t disclose everything in the Bible to us as stated in Deuteronomy 29:29 The hidden things belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our children forever, so that we may follow all the words of this law. We are brothers in Christ because of our faith in Jesus Christ and unanimously believe in sound doctrine. At the end Christians will always have discord with each other until maturity is established in the person. I cannot understand exalting a dead church leader over the other and condemning others who believe otherwise and still say, “I love my brother.” We may fool people but we can’t fool God.

 

Ponderings: Why do people ask for miracles?

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There is one thing that I cannot understand;

Why do people demand a miracle from God so that they may believe? For an Atheist and Agnostic, they want God to show up at their front door proving that He exists.

The Bible is very clear that in Jesus’ days they witnessed countless miracles from Him and yet they still refused to believe in Him as their Messiah. Jesus Himself told them about Lazarus who went to Abraham’s side after death and the rich man after his death into Hades. The rich man wanted Lazarus to be a miracle to his brothers by resurrecting and showing himself to the rich man’s brothers, proving that there is such a place called Hades and those who reject the Lord God Almighty will end up in that terrible place. Abraham replied to the rich man in Luke 16:29-31, 29 “But Abraham said, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; they should listen to them.’ 30 “‘No, father Abraham,’ he said. ‘But if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’ 31 “But he told him, ‘If they don’t listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be persuaded if someone rises from the dead.’”

We see that if a miracle occurs to someone who claims that seeing a miracle would convert them or make them believe, that would not be the case. By asking for a miracle to believe in Jesus, it only indicates their rejection of the Lord Jesus. If a person rejects God’s Word, no amount of miracles will ever convince them. What changes someone’s mind is Scripture which the Holy Spirit uses to convict the person from unbelief. A miracle cannot do that, unless the miracle points you to the scriptures or the miracle confirms the scriptures like in the case of Saul/Paul that Jesus is the Messiah.

The thing that I don’t understand is, if they have rejected Jesus/scripture, why even bother asking for something that would still not convince them?

Ponderings: Why can’t some people see the evidence?

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There are some things that I just can’t understand

an atheist when shown evidence of God’s existence still claiming there is none and Christians who follow a specific Reformed theologian who has killed heretics thinking that he was doing service to God but in reality he was the fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy.

John 16:2-3, They will ban you from the synagogues. In fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering service to God. They will do these things because they haven’t known the Father or Me.”

In the end this is all I can say; There are just some who want to remain blind.