Common Sense

Hi, there!

Here is a gem of a truth taken from Oswald Chambers’ “My Utmost For His Highest” from the following location (just click the web address and you will have access to all 365  daily entries): http://utmost.org/prayer-in-the-father%E2%80%99s-hearing/ …. editing and emphasis will be mine throughout:

” NEVER let your common sense become so prominent and forceful that it pushes the Son of God to one side. Common sense is a gift that God gave to our human nature— but common sense is not the gift of His Son.”

Supernatural sense is the gift of His Son, and we should NEVER put our common sense on the throne.”

“The Son ALWAYS  recognizes and identifies with the Father, but common sense has NEVER yet done so and NEVER will.”

UPDATE 09/02/2015:

This except is from http://utmost.org/the-unsurpassed-intimacy-of-tested-faith/ and applies appropriately to what is presented about common sense:

“Every time you venture out in your life of faith, you will find something in your circumstances that, from a commonsense standpoint, will flatly contradict your faith.

But common sense is NOT faith, and faith is NOT common sense. In fact, they are as different as the natural life and the spiritual life.

Can you TRUST Jesus Christ where your common sense cannot trust Him? Can you venture out with courage on the words of Jesus Christ, while the realities of your common sense life continue to shout, “It’s all a lie”?”

End of excerpts.

Of course, common sense is a wonderful gift and blessing when dealing with matters in the human realm….such as how best to perform a job or task or deciding which car to purchase etc., etc.. But, as mentioned in a previous Category, we can pretty much toss it and human reasoning out the window when dealing with matters in God’s and Christ Jesus’ supernatural, Spiritual realm.

The closer we are to our Father and Savior, the more sensitive we will be to our supernatural sense and the best and easiest way to achieve this is to PRACTICE THE PRESENCE OF GOD, as brought out in the Categories “Practicing The Presence Of God” and “Why Isn’t God More Real To Me”.

Until later, in Him.

Fred

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True Spiritual Life Does Not Depend On Certainty And Common Sense

Hello, and yup, I have yet another great entry from Oswald Chambers’ “My Utmost For His Highest” (all of his entries in this book can be found for FREE at http://utmost.org/gracious-uncertainty/ ). Emphasis will be mine throughout:

“Gracious Uncertainty

‘….it has not yet been revealed what we shall be….’ – 1 John 3:2

Our natural inclination is to be so precise– trying always to forecast accurately what will happen next– that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing. We think that we must reach some predetermined goal, but that is NOT the nature of the spiritual life. The nature of the spiritual life is that we are certain in our uncertainty. Consequently, we do NOT put down roots. Our common sense says, “Well, what if I were in that circumstance?” WE CANNOT PRESUME TO SEE OURSELVES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IN WHICH WE HAVE NEVER BEEN.

Certainty is the mark of the commonsense life– gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, not knowing what tomorrow may bring. This is generally expressed with a sigh of sadness, but it should be an expression of breathless expectation. We are uncertain of the next step, but we are certain of God. As soon as we abandon ourselves to God and do the task He has placed closest to us, He begins to fill our lives with surprises.

When we become simply a promoter or a defender of a particular belief, something within us dies. That is not believing God– it is only believing our belief about Him. Jesus said, “…unless you…become as little children…” (Matthew 18:3). THE SPIRITUAL LIFE IS THE LIFE OF A CHILD.

We are not uncertain of God, just uncertain of what He is going to do next. If our certainty is only in our beliefs, we develop a sense of self-righteousness, become overly critical, and are limited by the view that our beliefs are complete and settled. But when we have the right relationship with God, LIFE IS FULL OF SPONTANEOUS, JOYFUL UNCERTAINTY AND EXPECTANCY. Jesus said, “…believe also in Me” (John 14:1), not, “Believe certain things about Me”.

Leave EVERYTHING to Him and it will be gloriously and graciously uncertain how He will come in– but you can be certain that He will come. Remain faithful in Him.”

With uncertainty, until later.

Fred

Creation vs Evolution

Greetings!

I hesitated to present this Post because I find the THEORY of “evolution” to be so silly and unfounded that I thought it would be a waste of time. No offense, but this THEORY is truly the epitome of the lesson learned from “The Emperor Without Clothes” …. EXCEPT the emperor comes off looking  like a flaming genius when compared with the nonsense and absurdity associated with the “evolution” THEORY!

Nevertheless, it is a widely accepted THEORY and deserves a look-see. Please keep in mind that all comments at its ridiculousness and any attempts at humor  are ALWAYS directed at the concept of “evolution” and NEVER at an individual. I respect everyone’s right to believe as they choose.

Quite simply, there is absolutely NO legitimate (not to mention logical, scientific and/or common sense) evidence of a changing, evolving “something” eventually turning into a human or animal. Not only is there no “missing link”….THERE ARE NO LINKS to remotely prove or justify this guesswork.

Keep in mind, this THEORY cannot begin to explain WHERE all this ‘stuff ‘ (globs of something or whatever) that is supposedly evolving even came from!! Who put the ‘stuff’ there to begin with? This THEORY has a major problem from the git-go!!

The fact that COMMON SIMILARITIES exist between different creatures….for example: monkeys and humans….only reveals that they have the SAME, COMMON Creator Who uses COMMON, SIMILAR elements, features and forms  in a myriad of beautiful  and  unlimited number of diverse ways with His creation. These COMMON SIMILARITIES are the “signature” of His creative work. And, of course, like the Bible says, each specific creation is a class/kind/species unto its self.

You NEVER, EVER see a partial monkey and partial man, partial fish and partial frog, etc. during this supposed evolving process, and there would be ZILLIONS of examples of such change if this THEORY was even close to making sense. And, IT WOULD GOING ON TODAY! Instead, we have every species neatly and orderly in its completed form, in its own proper class.

Can you imagine a regular bird trying to “adapt” to become a humming bird, through rigorous wing flapping exercises? It’s a legitimate  question….that humming bird had to come from somewhere. If it was not CREATED that way, it would have had to  evolve by adapting . That means increasing its wing flapping to 18-70 flaps PER SECOND to be considered a decent hummer!!!….a major endeavor, indeed.  IF it did make any progress, it could no sooner pass along its  achievement to its descendants than a sprint runner could with her or his fastest running time!

Isn’t it strange  that we don’t see any of this “evolution” going on today? Did (mindless, clueless, aimlessly wandering) “evolution” say to itself: “Whoa, I reached my goal of a completed, orderly creation and now I’m gonna sit back and take a rest….my evolving days are over!”?  A true and valid point to consider and it certainly makes this THEORY look even more silly.

Here is an excerpt from an article from The Institute For Creation Research presented here with their permission:

Evolution, Thermodynamics, and Entropy

by Henry Morris, Ph.D.

The study of biological processes and phenomena indicates that significant evolutionary developments are not observable in the modern world. Similarly the great gaps in the fossil record make it extremely doubtful that any genuine evolution, as distinct from small changes within the kinds, ever took place in the past.

There is one consideration, however, which goes well beyond the implications of the above difficulties. Not only is there no evidence that evolution ever has taken place, but there is also firm evidence that evolution never could take place. The law of increasing entropy is an impenetrable barrier which no evolutionary mechanism yet suggested has ever been able to overcome. Evolution and entropy are opposing and mutually exclusive concepts. If the entropy principle is really a universal law, THEN EVOLUTION MUST BE IMPOSSIBLE (emphasis mine). (http://www.icr.org/article/51/247/)”

End of excerpt.

Lastly, where is the physical evidence showing  this alleged transformation process….if this illusion was true?

Seriously, with all these supposedly trial and error maneuvers by (mindless, clueless,  aimlessly wandering) “evolution”, fossil records should exist by the MILLIONS OR BILLIONS OF TONS, literally; and, the process should obviously be continuing today….IF, just if, “evolution” made any sense (which it doesn’t) and was true (which it isn’t). I have yet to see EVEN ONE such piece of fossil evidence!

Okay, I’m done. Maybe.

All the best, and later,

Fred