Father, Son, Holy Spirit. How the Holy Spirit works.
There are two explanations for things in our world.
First is scientific explanation by law, this explains why the moon is where it is today. Why water is at a certain temperature etc. Science uses the laws of motion, chemistry, and nature etc. You can explain some things by these scientific laws.
Second, there is a personal explanation for things. This is when you cite a persons ability and goal/purpose for doing something. For example: If someone asked, ”Explain why the dinner table is set the way it is?” I would say, ” My mom has the ability to set the table, she did it to please the guests who were coming over for dinner.” The reasoning behind why the table is set that way can only be explained on a personal level.
We can explain things about humans that are scientifically explainable, however, some things we cannot. For example: Roger Penrose is a Mathematician, he has received many prizes and awards, which include the 1988 Wolf Prize for physics. He shared this prize with Stephen Hawking for their contribution to our understanding of the universe.
Penrose argues that the known laws of physics are inadequate in explaining the phenomenon of our consciousness. He also concludes that there is a part of our conscious thinking, which could never be simulated by a computer. This explanation completely contradicts the positivist’s view and can be disheartening to many atheists who only believe that science is truth.
This all helps better understand our soul, and how all humans actually do have a soul and conscious inside of our physical body. With that being said, the Christian view is that when we give our life to Christ he makes us Christ-like inside of us.
Lets make it clear when Christians say that Christ is in them there’s not a scientific or measurable amount of Christ in you, it doesn’t go up or down the more you read the bible or the more you pray is not a quantitative measure. We also do not mean simply mentally or morally either. When Christians speak of being “in Christ” they are not just simply thinking about him or trying to copy Him. They mean that Christ is actually operating through them.
Our bodies need to be run correctly with an operator who knows objectively what to do. As C.S. Lewis explains: “There is a story about a schoolboy who was asked what he thought God was like. He replied that, as far as he could make out, God was “The sort of person who is always snooping round to see if anyone is enjoying himself and then trying to stop it.” And I am afraid that is the sort of idea that the word Morality raises in a good many people’s minds: something that interferes, something that stops you having a good time. In reality, moral rules are directions for running the human machine. Every moral rule is there to prevent a breakdown, or a strain, or a friction, in the running of that machine. That is why these rules at first seem to be constantly interfering with our natural inclinations. When you are being taught how to use any machine, the instructor keeps on saying, “No, don’t do it like that,” because, of course, there are all sorts of things that look all right and seem to you the natural way of treating the machine, but do not really work.”
How have you been treating your machine lately? It may appear on the outside that it is operating correctly, however the inside may be hurting. This is a time to ask God to begin to work in you and transform you from the inside out. He is the specialist, the doctor, the all-powerful operator of the universe and he created you. Ask him to begin to function and work in your life and in your soul. The expert knows what he is doing; you have to give him entry into your soul to begin to transform it with his Holy Spirit. You will begin to think more wisely, like Christ, and begin to love others genuinely, like Christ. Change your perspective through his power; it will be a view that will make your world seem more beautiful than ever before.
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
Thanks for reading.
-Wes (Delivered Defender)
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What is God’s will? How can we live in accordance with God’s Will?
C.S. Lewis explains: A quite sensible mother would say to the children; ” I am not going to go and make you tidy the school room every night. You’ve got to learn to keep it tidy on your own.” Then she goes up and finds the teddy bear, and the ink, and the french grammar all lying at the grate. That is against her will. It is her will that she has left the children free to be untidy.
This is not her will, but her will made it possible. This is the same as how the universe works, and which God created all humans to have free will. Unfortunately if a person is free to be good, we are also free to be bad. Free will therefore makes evil possible. It is also the only thing that makes love or goodness possible or “any joy worth having(C.S. Lewis).”
The main point is God’s will for all of us we may never quite know unless we seek him: You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.” Jeremiah 29:13-14 NIV
God’s will for you is there, he has a purpose for all of us which he gave us each an option to choose. Pure contentedness through him and his will is available to those who seek him.
I have never been more content in my life than I am now. God has given me an entirely different perspective on life because of the free will he gave me. I was curious to find out what his plans for me were, and I continue to change my will in exchange for his daily. C.S. Lewis stated ” God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”
You have the freedom to choose, what the author of the universe has chosen. “ Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.” - John 7:17
I ask those who are willing to seek, to open their mind to the bible, say a prayer to Jesus Christ who died on the cross for your sins. Give him a chance to speak to you through his word, see what happens.
Happy Friday. God bless
- Weston (Delivered Defender)
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect 1 peter 3:15
My goal through this blog is to logically and precisely defend my faith and correct the misconceptions which have been formulated by American culture and ignorant arguments of some critics. This will all be done in a logical and philosophical way and be cited with sources.
Over the 5 years which I have been committed to christ I have come across many friends and other people whom I have credibility with in all aspects of life, however do not respect my world view or want to hear my why of reason behind my faith.
I will begin to unfold my reasons for my faith in this blog, thank you.
Delivered Defender of Christ