What Do We See?

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For a large part of humanity, life as we know it, began in a primordial soup during the gradual chemical evolution of molecules that contain carbon, on this planet that we live on, millions of years ago. Basic cells appeared and life in all its varied forms began its journey, as we have been told. There was no intelligent causal agent involved, there was no God directing what transpired, it just happened, all by itself, totally undirected, totally by chance.

And this planet that we live on, in our solar system, assumed to be relatively common within the galaxy that our planet is located in, is but just one of billions and billions of other galaxies within the expanding universe that we live in. And our universe, our galaxy and our planet, these too just happened by chance, came into being out of nothing, without any intelligent causal agent. Time, space, matter and energy just happened all by itself, out of nothing and caused by nothing.

And we humans, in all of our various genetic branches, are a product of evolution, mutation upon mutation, improvement upon improvement, taking thousands of years to arrive at where we are today. Again, all by chance, totally undirected, without any intelligent causal agent. Likewise with all the different animals and creatures that we see, on the land, in the sea and in the air. Stunning though the variety may be, all of this came about by sheer chance, the result of random evolutionary micro and macro mutations over millions of years. (Microevolution happens on a small scale, within a single population or species, while macroevolution happens on a scale that transcends the boundaries of a single species).

And the environment that we live in, the land, the seas, the fresh water lakes, the different eco systems including our atmosphere and tectonic plates in the earth’s crust, are all just products of an evolving planet where living organisms and non-living components of our environment, over time, made what we see today. Totally undirected, dependent upon factors that are random and subject to chance.

And humanity itself, with our evolved mental and physical capabilities, have covered the four corners of the earth, surviving in different climates and environments through all of recorded history. There is no guiding moral code within our species because morality is subjective, we decide, actions are deemed appropriate or inappropriate by those who hold power and control, subject to change as those who hold power determine, having obtained that authority by the conquest of opposing ideologies. Our history is encumbered with numerous instances of the strong controlling the weak, those who have control, taking advantage of those who don’t have control and those who want to hold and maintain that power and control, at almost any cost. Countless millions and millions of human lives have been sacrificed throughout history because of the shifting and changing determinations of those who hold power, sometimes for the gain of liberties for the masses but far too often at the expense of the suppression of the controlled masses.

We do see in history, some hope for the greater good of the masses, where oppressive authority and control is challenged, where oppression is opposed and the basic rights of all people are taken into consideration but this too frequently appears to be relatively short lived because of the subjective reasoning held by the man or woman or men who control and hold power, where the end justifies the means. Without a righteous universal moral code that levels the playing field for all, humanity is basically like a ship at sea without a rudder, subject to the fate of random chance with regard to which direction we will go. The shortfall of all progressive and liberating ideologies is the deficiencies of man.

So we try to survive within the particular subjective political system we are born into, we try to beat the odds of being oppressed or controlled by accumulating wealth or authoritative position, sometimes through nefarious means, which gives us more power and choices, hoping that in the end, we achieve our goals, live the good life and pass on some hope for the future survival of our children and then we die. Survival of the fittest. These are the choices that random chance with evolution at the helm gives us. These are the options that science, in all it’s accumulated wisdom tells us, this is what the vast majority of humanity sees and has to work with, from within.

But Did You Know …..

But did you know that there is no Primordial soup, that no one really knows how life that is capable of reproducing itself actually happened? Did you know that no one has ever been able to produce living organisms from non-living matter, ever? Did you know that many of the basic tenants of macroevolution are now being questioned and challenged by scientists in these specific scientific fields? Did you know that our planet is extremely unique and the laws of probability say that it shouldn’t exist? Did you know that our solar system and galaxy and universe is actually extremely fine tuned to sustain carbon life as we know it, against odds that are basically not possible to have happened if operating within the confines of random chance? Did you know that some scientists, with the advent of the now becoming known and the expanding immense complexity of the “simple cell” and DNA itself, are now considering and some are accepting the idea that an intelligent causal agent outside of the box is not only possible but probable? In short, they are saying that it isn’t logical that this all happened by chance, what they are now seeing defies the laws of probability.

Did you know that there is only one religion (Christianity) in the world, that says that the universe and mankind was created by God and that our connection to Him was broken so that our ability to follow His righteous Universal Moral Law is not possible or within our human capabilities and that God has provided a means whereby we can become united with Him again, not only here but in continued life after we die and leave these earthly bodies, namely through accepting the sacrifice of the shed blood and death of His Divine Son, Jesus Christ, on the cross, as the means whereby our breaking of His righteous Universal Moral Law is covered over and forgiven and we are reunited to Him again. In short, we can’t earn our way back into communion with Him, He restores us, not us restoring ourselves to Him, through our own good works. And His righteous universal morale law or code is then written on our hearts and we are changed from within, where His Holy Spirit now dwells.

Did you know that there is only one religion (Christianity) in the world where the founder of that religion was Resurrected from the dead? Only one.

We have eyes to see but do we really see? We have ears to hear but do we really hear?

Don’t buy into what the world’s wisdom tells you, don’t buy into the thought that God will accept you because you’re basically good. Take a good hard look at the utter complexity of creation and give God credit for what He has done.

Proverbs 14:12 NIVThere is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.”

Romans 1:20 NIVFor since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.”

Acts 28:26-27 NIV‘Go to this people and say,
“You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.”
For this people’s heart has become calloused;
they hardly hear with their ears,
and they have closed their eyes.
Otherwise they might see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their hearts
and turn, and I would heal them.”

Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Disciple of Jesus, married to Peggy, with 5 grown up children, 6 grand children, ex-Canadian military and residing in beautiful Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada. a.k.a. "Papa"

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6 comments on “What Do We See?
  1. This is so powerful,Bruce! I love the way you approached andorganized this post… presenting the general world’s view and then, the questions raised about that view by ID. Wonderful post!

  2. Pete says:

    Very well done, Bruce. I started to think you had lost it at the beginning, but figured you’d come back and correct it. And you did, masterfully. Be blessed

    • Bruce says:

      Hi Pete, thanks. Yes, I usually go through a couple of “edits” in most of my posts. Anytime you see something that needs “editing” don’t hesitate on letting me know. I value your input! Blessings!

      • Pete says:

        Not the editing! When you wandered off into evolution I thought you’d gotten way off track. But you brought it back very nicely.

  3. bcparkison says:

    I’ve never understood how a people can have faith in nothing.

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