Thursday, February 28, 2008

"I AM that I AM"

These are the words God spoke to Moses when describing who He was. (Ex 3:14) They indicate that God has always existed and will continue to exist. However, this affirmation is not enough evidence for some men. For thousands of years there have been those who deny that God exists. It is a topic that has been subject to debate for just as long and continues today under the guise of evolution and science.

Can one prove God exists? Empirically, no. Or, in other words, by using our five senses, the existence of God can neither be proven nor disproven. That does not mean, however, that there is an absence of evidence for God’s existence. There are many arguments one could use to build a case for God. These arguments use logic and the fundamental laws of nature as their basis for making a point.

One argument simply states that all design must have a designer. Since it can be shown that in all of nature there is design, the architect is concluded to be God. Another argument uses the logic of “cause and effect,” which states that any end result has to have an originating source. The universe is evidence of an effect, creation by God is attributed as the cause. One could also use the argument of morality. This shows man as having within himself an inherit sense of “ought” which causes him to behave differently than other animals. Since this cannot be attributed to some evolutionary cause, it is reasoned that God placed it within man.

The above are but a few of the evidences for God’s existence. These arguments rely on a person to be clear minded in his thinking. If a person opposes the possibility of there being a God, then any evidence that is presented to him will simply be dismissed. It is not difficult to understand this motive because if God does not exist, then man can do whatever he wants without fear of judgment. Men may reject that God exists, but God has declared, “I Am that I Am.” The evidence to support this claim is overwhelming.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Missing Little Things

When I moved to Florida in 1994, it wasn't long before there were little things I began to miss about Texas. I missed: Whataburger, brisket BBQ, mesquite trees, longhorns and other little things. But, mostly I missed my family.
Now, I am back in Texas. It hasn't taken long but I have now begun to miss little things about Florida. Cuban food, seafood, palm trees, alligators, and other little things. But, mostly I miss my family. My family at Palm Beach Lakes. My close friends and brethren in Christ who have become my dear family.
There are many little things I miss about home in Florida. These two little ones in this picture are some I miss the most.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Like father, like son...

My little nephew, Layne, got a brand new Cadillac Escalade for Christmas. Not a real one, of course, but a small toy one he can drive around the yard. He was all excited and drove it for about 20 minutes. He then decided he needed to get out and "check under the hood!" I wonder where he got the idea to do that? His dad maybe? It's interesting how we imitate what we see and experience. There is a lesson in here somewhere about imitating the goodness that Christ exemplified. 3 John 1:11