They say the one who praysThey say the one who prays receives much moreMore Like This
than whom we pray for, shaping what we want
to what we get. We find a way to pour
the outcomes into candle molds we can't
have fashioned for ourselves. But then we light
the wax and sniff the scent and call us blessed
by blessings in disguise. For what is right
in contexts so complex we cannot test?
For those who say that praying contradicts
free will or undercuts the will to change
injustice, fine. You have no wax, no wicks,
no blessing and no curse, you are the sage.
I pray to sculpt the candle and the mold
and scent with pity earth and heaven's hold.
Apologetic Proof Part 2 Jesus and HistoryJesus was a real historical figure, and there is historical proof of his crucifixion, death, burial and bodily resurrection.More Like This
Some of the historical documents from OUTSIDE the Bible comes from:
The Talmud: It is taught, on the eve of Passover they hung Yeshu and the crier went forth for forty days beforehand declaring that “[Yeshu] is going to be stone for practicing witchcraft, for enticing and leading Israel astray.”
Thallus: Historian who documented a history of the Trojan War wrote, “Frighteningly during the crucifixion of the Nazarene Jesus, on the whole world there pressed a most fearful darkness; and the rocks were torn to pieces by an earthquake, and many places in Judea and other districts were thrown down. The extended fearful darkness of the sun appears to defy all reason and explanation.”
Lucian: A second century Romano-Syrian satirist, who wrote in Greek said “The Christian, you know, worship a man to this day-the distinguished personage who in
If God is love why is there suffering in the worldBelievers and non-believers have asked this same question.More Like This
It’s like a way to blame God for all that is happening all around the world. To have an excuse to not believe, or to disobey.
I recently read someone’s conversation in the internet about this topic and that inspired me to write this.
If you want to mix God’s love and suffering. First you have to ask yourself “why is there suffering?”
Why is there suffering in the world?
Because sin ruined a perfect creation.
Sin is the transgression of the law (1 John 3:4). When we break God’s law, we turn our backs to Him. When Adam and Eve sinned they threw away their perfection and embraced imperfection. Our relationship with the creator was damaged; and we were separated from Him (Isaiah 59:2).
The law reflects the character of God; therefore if you act against the law you act against God Himself.
The law of God is1: eternal, good, just, righteous, pure, perfect, truth, peace, honorable,