Earthly wisdom is merely a shadow of real wisdom. Real Wisdom is God.
Earthly love is merely a shadow of real love. Real Love is God. Etc.
This is why we say that God IS all these things. Love, wisdom, grace, provision, healing, etc. We are not referring to their earthly corrupt state, but to the divine perfect quality.
In this article I address the topic of the Trinity from the perspective of social constructionism.
We can only acquire knowledge through communication. Communication requires language. Language requires labels. Labels are really models, not objective reality. Social constructionism teaches us that facts and truth are only subjectively understood to be factual and true. That is, they are factual and true within a context that is socially constructed. They depend on given truths and facts, that have been socially agreed on. We can never fully arrive at universally accepted truth because every act of understanding is embedded in a historical and social context that guides the seeker of such truth.
The strongest powers I know are arrogance, fear, apathy, craving, violence, obsession, and love.
Love is the only power in the list that is positive.
Love is outnumbered six to one.
Love may seem the weakest of the seven, but it is the only power that is strong enough to overcome the other six powers.
So let us be about love. Let love be our creed!
Feel free to PM me any questions you would like me to answer. Today I was asked by a Muslim friend:
“How come in all other religions commandments and rituals are important to obtain salvation, but in Christianity it seems enough to simply believe in Jesus? Why is obedience of laws not required in Christianity?”
I’ve been asked to comment on this video: http://youtu.be/QPKKQnijnsM
So here is my opinion.
The video is flawed in it’s understanding of how life works. The spokesperson believes (or pretends) that he is not a socialist, yet his analysis of the data reveals that he has been impacted by socialist thought. Socialism is a world view which is utterly flawed in it’s analysis of how the world works, and how the economy works. Obviously, it is a big topic, which can not easily be summarized in a few sentences. But I would like you to consider this. Let’s forget about economics for a second a look at other areas of life.
This video claims that Christianity has simply borrowed it’s belief system from pagan religions. I have been asked to comment on it. So I will.
In Christianity Jesus Christ’s crucifixion on the cross is absolutely essential.
Paul wrote, “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” (2 Cor 2:2), and “May it never be that I would boast, except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” (Gal 6:14)
The crucifixion is so essential to the history of the universe, that the Bible teaches it took place outside of time, before creation (1 Pet 1:18-19 and Rev 13:8). That is hard for us to comprehend because we are limit to time. Nevertheless, the Bible says God exists outside of time, and that the crucifixion took place outside (and before) time.
I ask my Muslim and Christian friends alike to watch this speech. The whole speech. It eloquently puts into words the concern many of us have about radical Islam. I ask that you listen to all of it, and together let’s work to promote reconciliation and coexistence among our two faiths.
I’ve discovered the following. I want to live for God. Yet, I do not posses the will to do so. My only hope is His will to live in me and through me. Because my will doesn’t amount to much. But His will amounts to a lot.