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Nothing but a wordNothing but a word
That's how it all began
The word became flesh
When His dream became Man
Thought of before conception
Chosen before birth
Planned out before existence
His vessels on this earth
He could have done it all
For in His eyes, all was done
But He made us partakers of His pleasure
In every victory won
Created like seeds
True forms locked within
Revealed through work over time
And a partnership with Him
The JourneyI travelled down hot asphalt roads
Amused by sights I did not see:
Fragrant flowers and chirping birds
Cheerful laughter chiming with glee.
In many contraptions were people trapped;
In varying cages were they kept:
Enclosed, imprisoned, jailed - un-free;
Helmed in by thoughts, worries, and anxiety;
Anguished by life's uncertainty;
Prisoners of mind, of purse, of geography;
Confined behind locks without a key.
And yet escape could still be found;
From fetters and chains was I unbound -
Raised up and lifted from death's mound
By Hope and Love of great renown.
Enriched by blessings I did not deserve
With an abundance of love without reserve;
A drop of heaven on this parched Earth;
An immaculate gift of infinite worth:
Love, Joy, and Peace,
Kindness, and Faith,
Patience and Goodness,
Long-suffering, and Grace,
With bright countenance
And cheerful face
Came my hero - my savior -
The one true Lord
Whom all with renewed hearts adored.
Why He died (Easter 2012)On Good Friday
Our Lord Jesus died
So that Man could
And have our sins
All washed away
By His blood
And Holy name.
For all our wrongs
A price was paid
So we'd be forgiven
And be righteous made.
For though we had hurt Him
His forgiveness He ne'er delayed;
He gave up His right of offense
And looked to the Father instead
To pour unto us Grace,
Love, & Mercy true
So that we could be like Him
And forgive others too.
On Easter morning
He rose again
So that we could have Hope
(If hope should wane)
During the times things
Felt worse than death
We'd look to His resurrection
And God's life-giving breath.
18 Questions Asked by AtheistTop 18 Questions Asked by Atheists
-- These are taken from my own personal experience discussing with atheists. You can find them also in my "How I Know God Exists" journal, but I thought I'd spread them to the public more. Hopefully both atheists and Christians will read these and learn more.
--Note that I try to keep these concise and to the point. I could probably write a small book on each individual one, haha. But for space and time's sake, I won't. That's why I've also supplied plenty of links for you to learn more. If you think I don't fully answer something, read the links I give you. If you have more questions concerning something, read the links I give you. Anyone who comes to me asking about something that the links could have answered will be ignored.
1. Why would God allow evil?
Two words: free will.
We have free will to commit evil, and free will to choose not to.
Evil is the absence of God. The same way cold is the absence of heat, and darkness is the abs
Who is God?Who is God
what's his name?
Does he rule by law
or does he care about our shame
Who is God
Did he create anything?
Like the smallest seedpod
Or put in place the mightiest king
Who is God
Does he know I exist?
As I look abroad
The reasons he wouldn't know make a big list
Who is God?
Many look for the answer
Perhaps we should look above
Looking in the wrong place could lead to disaster
God does not belong to a religion
He cannot be contained in a building
He does not need our permission
This thought is truly thrilling
Now I know who God is
Now I know that I am his
And he proved that he loved me
When he died on the cross and set me free
I know it's him I just do
You can know this fact too
Ask him to be your savior
He can blot out our every failure
God is Love
God is Holy
God is enough
God is my testimony
10 Facts That Disprove Evolution1. We share half our DNA with bananas.
2. The fossil record has holes in it. Dinosaur and humans footprints were found side-by-side in Arizona and Turkmenistan. In Uzbekistan, 86 consecutive hoof prints of horses were found in rocks dating back to the dinosaurs. Petrified trees in Arizona's petrified forest have fossilized nests of bees and cocoons of wasps. Those forests are reputedly 220 million years old, while bees (and flowering plants which bees require) supposedly evolved almost 100 million years later.
3. No macro variations (speciation) in evolution have ever been observed. Micro evolution is species adaptations, and it's not the same as macro. Adjusting to the climate is very, very different than changing from species to another.
4. Humans have the most neurons in their brains but primates don't have even close to that amount. They aren't even in the top ten.
5. Radiometric dating does not take into account the way heat and water affect the aging of bones (it makes them appea
This is a StoryThis is a story of a child born in a manger
He was given gifts by many strangers
Gold and frankincense and myrrh
This was the biggest event that could occur
A savior had been born in Bethlehem
He was visited by the three wise men
Shepherds left their fields so they could see
A beautiful baby boy was He
But Herod was jealous of this king
So the baby's parents fled the scene
They arrived in Nazareth to live
This child's mission on this earth was massive
The child soon turned into a man
And all of creation obeyed his command
For the blind could now see and the lame could walk
He caused the deaf to hear and the mute to talk
He said all we have to do is believe
And salvation we will receive
He taught the people with wisdom so true
His mission was to save me and you
He walked on water and fed five thousand
But because of their unbelief he was saddened
He prophesied of his own death
But after three days he'd breathe life's breath
So after being beaten and dressed in purple
With a crown of tho
dead dog julyI.
the summer heat lays limp in the city’s lap,
breathing long oppressive breaths.
it does not even lift its lolling head
to bark out hoarse indignancy
when a strange man brings the mail.
there might be heavy rain today,
brought by some swollen, murmuring cloud.
the world will whirl and howl,
then settle down,
to die a little more.
o, quickly, love,
press your back against the wall in fear
as the universe spreads her arms and
shuts her eyes
and starts to summon the end of all things.
come with me
to the place of windows full of speechless afternoon
hot windy whispers of half-formed solutions and resolutions,
sweltering sunlit meadows we’ll wander and then forget.
o quickly, love,
let’s to the season of forgetting
and unwind all of our harshest memories
and fill the universe’s mouth
with mute cotton.
i’ll whisper these words to you some evening
with all my exigency in the hand i rest on your arm—
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