Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I know what I know.

This past weekend Tim decided to sign us up for a conference in Tulsa. He said this would be a good time to get away and maybe we would learn something.  Well...... the title of the conference was "On Guard, Defending your faith with reason and precision". I didn't know what to expect because I had not read the book.  Of course Tim had read the book.  We walk in and the person greeting the group wanted us to know that we were to always be intellectually challenged so we could grow. Now if you know me, you know that I am a fun loving fly be the seat of your pants kind of girl. I am not much of an intellectual. Anyway, Tim picks out a breakout session entitled,"Why is the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life."  The man that got up to speak was a scientist and had so many degrees behind his name that I can't even list them all. He started speaking about physics and the universes.  For 11/2 hours he went on using all these words that even as a science teacher I hadn't heard. Everything went right over my head. I looked around thinking am I the only one that seems lost in this topic? Sure enough everyone had their eyes glued on him shaking their heads in agreement. The next day Tim took me reluctantly back to the conference. I had decided to try with all my brains to listen and learn. The conference we attended was  "Can We Be Good Without God?"  The same thing happened the man got up with all of the big words and arguments to defend his belief. He spouted out things like, "The incompleteness of secular ethics, from valuelessness valuelessness comes. I felt as dumb as a stick. Then a miracle happened. They had question and answer time. People went to the front and asked their questions. As I listened to them speak everything started falling into place. First, the case was being made there has to be someone designing the earth; it couldn't have just happened.  If any one thing were to change in the design we would not be able to exist or be as we are today.  Second, humans are moral creatures made in God's image, which enables us to recognize right and wrong.

People! Here is what this simple girl knows: God is God! Turn or burn! Without him we do not exist! He was, He is, He always will be.Without him you can not live good enough to enter into His holy presence.  There it is in a nutshell. You can either believe it and meet me in heaven or deny it and go to hell. He gives you the freedom to make the choice. I hope you make the right decision!

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was with God in the beginning.  Through him all things were made; without him nothings was made that has been made.  In him was life and that life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.  John 1:1-5

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