Divisions and schisms
A profile I follow on Facebook posted this picture not very long ago. Many of her friends laughed at this. I can only wonder what actually was the original post-er's meaning, as I didn't see the original post yet.
I mean, should we laugh? or what?
Terrible! Debates never seem to end.
Divisions in the body of Christ, for sure, wouldn't (or shouldn't) be pleasurable to any true Christian. I certainly don't like it, though I would prefer disunion to putting up with grave errors. That's the simplest way I could state my position regarding the subject.
I may write more about this in the future, but that's it for now.
Truth: The only thing worth believing
This is a very basic principle, and so evident that one would think it unnecessary to still prove. Why would anyone choose to believe a lie? It's staggering, yet many do.
Just as logicians do reason or argue well, and arithmeticians take the full account, and sum up, so here I try to prove and share some worthy conclusions, or “Advised Reckonings” for the benefit of every true philosopher (i.e., wisdom seeker) that may somehow be reached with these blogs of mine.
“The one who finds me,” says Wisdom, “finds life and receives favor from the LORD.” (Proverbs 8:35)
Jesus equal with God
Jesus did not deny that He implied His equality with God when He said: “My Father is still working, and I am working also.” (John 5:17) Instead, He spoke of those greater works which He would do, and which would reveal who He was—to give life, and to execute judgment. (vv. 21-22)
Who else could do such works except God Himself?
Even at that very moment when Jesus was speaking, He was able to give spiritual life to dead souls. Attend to what He said in the 25th verse: “I assure you: An hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live.”
The value of experience
Reason well; keep to facts.
“I used to be blind, now I can see!” said the man born blind whom Jesus healed. This was a fact, a convincing fact.
One can answer all the arguments used against Christianity by saying: “Once I was an ignorant creature living in the dark, a stranger to God and myself; now I know that He is gracious, and that I was a sinner. I now rejoice in the light that His gospel has shone into my mind, and I am persuaded that His word is truth.”
Experience fortifies the mind against the attacks of infidels, more than all the philosophy in the world.