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People, People, People...
Every day we come in contact with people. Whether it be friends, families, co-workers, strangers, and etc. We as people are rather interesting. Recently I’ve come across some big disappointments in some people that I know. Its rather sad. I mean we will always come across people who disappoint us. That’s life. But when will we stop using the excuse “That’s life” and...
And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our...– Romans 5:5
One thing I’ve noticed lately is change. I’ve actually noticed it my whole life but it has been more apparent lately. The thing that bugs me is when people are so sad that things have changed and wish things could go back to the way things were. We don’t want to face the change. Instead we want to run away from it and just leave it be. Why not face it and move on? I mean yeah I...
An Atheist Professor of Philosophy was speaking to...
Professor: You are a Christian, aren’t you, son?
Student: Yes, sir.
Professor: So, you believe in God?
Student: Absolutely, sir.
Professor: Is God good?
Professor: My brother died of cancer, even though he prayed to God to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn’t. How is God good, then? Hmm?
(Student was silent)
Professor: You can’t answer, can you? Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?
Professor: Is Satan good?
Professor: Where does Satan come from?
Student: From.. God.
Professor: That’s right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything. Correct?
Professor: So who created evil?
(Student didn’t answer)
Professor: Is there sickness? Immortality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don’t they?
Student: Yes, sir.
Professor: So, who created them?
(Student had no answer)
Professor: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Tell me, son.. have you ever seen God?
Student: No, sir.
Professor: Tell us if you have ever heard your God.
Student: No, sir.
Professor: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have you ever had any sensory perception of God, for that matter?
Student: No, sir. I’m afraid I haven’t.
Professor: Yet you still believe in Him?
Professor: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, Science says your God doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?
Student: Nothing. I only have my Faith.
Professor: Yes, Faith. And that is the problem Science has.
Student: Professor, is there such a thing as Heat?
Student: And is there such a thing as Cold?
Student: No, sir, there isn’t.
(The Lecture Theatre became very quiet with this turn of events)
Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, mega heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don’t have anything called cold. We can hit 458 Degrees below Zero which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of Heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.
(There was a pon-drop silence in the Lecture Theatre)
Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?
Professor: Yes. What is night if there isn’t darkness?
Student: You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have Low Light, Normal Light, Bright Light, Flashing Light… But if you have No Light constantly, you have nothing and it’s called Darkness, isn’t it? In reality, darkness isn’t. If it is, You would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?
Professor: So what is the point you are making, young man?
Student: Sir, my point is, your Philosophical Premise is flawed.
Professor: Flawed? Can you explain how?
Student: Sir, you are working on the Premise of Duality. You argue there is Life and then there is Death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, Science can’t even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor, do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?
Professor: If you are referring to the Natural Evolutionary Process, yes of course, I do.
Student: Have you ever observed Evolution with your own eyes, sir?
(The professor shook his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument was going)
Student: Since no one has ever observed the Process of Evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a Scientist but a Preacher?
(The class was in uproar)
Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor’s brain?
(The class broke out into laughter)
Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor’s brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? .. No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established Rules of Empirical, Stable and Demonstrable Protocol, Science says that you have no brain, sir. With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures?
(The room was silent. The Professor stared at the student, his face unfathomable)
Professor: I guess you’ll have to take them on Faith, son.
Student: That is it, sir.. exactly! The link between man and God is Faith. That is all that keeps things alive and moving!
That student was Albert Einstein.
ITS CHRISTMAS TIME!!! WOOHOO!!!
The New Year..
Is approaching rather quickly!! And I have to say I’m so excited for the new year! This year has been a tough one but one of the most rewarding ones. I’m very excited that i’m gonna be sharing my testimony Jan. 9th at Alpharetta First United Methodist. The band is gonna be leading worship and afterwards I get to share what i have to say. Its a great way to kick off the year....
I had a dream..
I had a dream last night. A weird one. haha. First I was on tour just sitting on the bus and I look over to my left and Hayley Williams from Paramore was sitting right next to me and I wasn’t in shock or anything. I just was like “Hey whats up?” and then we just started talking about different things. and then as we got to where we were headed we said our goodbyes. So it goes on...
Rumors and Rumors of War...
If you haven’t picked up the new copy of Long Live by The Chariot then you my friend are not living. haha But seriously its such a great album. More thrashy and epic then anything. I wish i could understand how they do it. haha Anyways on to my real post. If I had a theme for this past year i would call it Rumors and Rumors of War. Seriously that’s all I’ve heard this whole...
My ‘brid, my hybrid, my Prius hybrid won’t fit a tree, which is...– Andy from The Office
In Spirit of Christmas, Conan, and My love for Zooey Dechanel.
Good Ol' Johnny Payne...
So I finally got to see one of my best friends for many years. And wow! have we grown soooo much. It was very encouraging to see where God has taken him and has molded his heart. I’m really excited to see what God has in store for him. If you ever get a chance to meet Johnny Payne you are in for a treat. and if you haven’t you need to do so. A man with a great heart and a huge heart to...
People of God
I’ve really been getting into Gungor lately. Great band. Great message. Check it out. People of God-Gungor we could have tongues of angels we could move mountains with our faith we could give everything away but if we don’t have love we’re left with nothing we could see blind eyes opened know all the mysteries of our faith we could sing all the highest praise but if we...
I made this video. Yes i know its lame and dumb. but i was bored and didn’t have anything else on my computer but these things. haha
What are we doing?
I was at Echo tonight and one of the questions that Rob asked was “What can I do to Glorify his name?” or it was along those lines. Anyways, I ask that myself all the time. What am I doing to Glorify his name? Even behind the doors people don’t see or even so the words that are coming out of my mouth. Is it glorifying his name or mine? I think we all need to ask ourselves this...
Well I’ll be heading home tomorrow morning around 5 am. So its gonna be an early morning for me. Its been a good time up here but a difficult one. I was glad to see my family that I haven’t seen in a longggggg time. A few remarks that I’ve gotten while I was up here is: You have grown up sooo much. You look just like your dad when he was my age. Anyways it was good seeing my...
I really don’t. or do I? just kidding. But this post is about quitting or the concept of quitting. I recently found myself thinking about the concept of quitting and how weird it is. There are all sorts of things that we consider quitting. Some we don’t even realize it. More so than others. By definition quit means to leave, abandon, to put aside, to depart from, or to give up. So why...