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Cum evaluam oamenii?

Posted by Calea Domnului on March 31, 2010

razvan said

March 31, 2010 at 7:49 pm e

eu am un vecin martor si un coleg de munca. cand am stat de vorba cu ei mi-au aratat ce au de spus din biblia mea. si am ramas surprins ca biblia condamna icoanele samd … lucruri despre care religia mea zice ca sunt bune. asa ca, mi se pare dezinformare ceea ce ai scris. nu tin cu martorii, insa cei pe care ii stiu sunt oameni onesti care chiar se chinuie sa faca ceva bun cu societatea asta sarita.
in ce priveste duhul sfant, nu sunt atat de profund sa inteleg, insa in ce priveste iadul, trinitatea, icoanele, numele lui Dumnezeu si mai sunt cateva chestii, sigur majoritatea religiilor nu sunt in acord cu Biblia asa cum sunt martorii (cu riscul de a imi condamna chiar propria religie).

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  • solideogloriablog said

    March 31, 2010 at 9:39 pm  Razvan, eu nu cred ca trebuia neaparat ca un Martor al lui Iehova sa-ti arate in Biblia ta ca icoanele inseamna idolatrie. Si tu daca ai fi citit ai fi inteles asta. De asemenea un adventist, un penticostal si poate chiar un musulman ti-ar fi putut arata asta.

    1. Evaluam oamenii in functie de cunostintele biblice? Carturarii si fariseii din vremea Domnului, preotii de atunci cunosteau Scripturile. Asta inseamna ca sunt Ok inaintea lui Dumnezeu? Domnul Isus i-a condamnat aspru.

    2. Evaluam oamenii in functie de onestitate si de stradaniile lor de a face bine? In Luca 18.9-14 si 18-30 este vorba despre oameni buni si onesti care nu doar ca erau onesti dar se chinuiau mult mai mult sa faca bine si totusi Domnul Isus spune ca ei nu vor intra in imparatia cerurilor.

    3. Evaluam oamenii in functie de modul in care se poarta cu noi?

    Daca evaluam oamenii in modurile prezentate mai sus vom ajunge intr-o mare confuzie intrucat in toate cultele si toate religiile ba chiar si in gruparile teroriste vei gasi oameni ce pot trece cu brio cele trei teste. Cand este vorba sa evaluam oamenii in privinta vietii vesnice, din perspectiva eternitatii trebuie sa vedem cum ii evalueaza Dumnezeu. Nu este suficient un comentariu sa-ti explic asta dar iata cum i-ar evalua Sfantul Ioan, apostol al Domnului Isus:
    1Ioan 4.2-3 Duhul lui Dumnezeu sa-L cunoasteti dupa aceasta: Orice duh care marturiseste ca Isus Hristos a venit in trup este de la Dumnezeu si orice duh care nu marturiseste pe Isus nu este de la Dumnezeu ci este duhul lui Antihrist…
    Vezi Razvan? Asta este si in Biblia ta. Biblia ta te invata cum sa deosebesti oamenii. Si atunci erau crestinii in dilema in ce priveste evaluarea oamenilor. Ioan insa ii invata in functie de ce anume sa-i descopere pe eretici. Nu in functie de cunostintele sau cultura lor religioasa, nu in functie de caracterul lor, nu in functie de haina pe care o poarta… toate astea sunt ok ceea ce conteaza insa cel mai mult este atitudinea pe care o au fata de Fiul lui Dumnezeu. Asta este cea mai mare jignire pe care o poti aduce lui Dumnezeu: sa-L nesocotesti, sa-L subestimezi pe Fiul Sau. Nu-I mai pasa lui Dumnezeu de toate faptele tale bune sau de cunostinta ta daca tu nu vezi in Fiul Sau ceea ce El vrea ca tu sa vezi. Asta este problema INVATATURII Martorilor lui Iehova. Da, pot fi si stiu ca sunt oameni cunoscatori printre ei (ca si in toate celelalte culte sau religii), stiu ca sunt oameni buni printre ei (ca printre toate celelalte culte sau religii), stiu ca sunt printre ei oameni frumosi si de caracter… dar ce folos daca pe Hristos nu dai doi bani prin faptul ca nu ii recunosti adevarata lui valoare… Asta a fost si problema fariseilor de atunci si a preotilor lui Israel. In esenta aceasta este problema tuturor invataturilor eretice- Hristos dispretuit, subestimat. Si totul se duce de rapa.
    Evalueaza oamenii in functie de vorbele, atitudinea si relatia lor fata de Domnul Isus!

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Stiinta vs Dumnezeu

Posted by Calea Domnului on November 19, 2008

God Vs Science, This is awesome and well worth the read!! Great thought processes!

The science professor begins his school year with a lecture to the students, ‘Let me explain the problem science has with religion.’ The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.

‘You’re a Christian, aren’t you, son?’

‘Yes sir,’ the student says.

‘So you believe in God?’

‘Absolutely.’

‘Is God good?’

‘Sure! God’s good.’

‘Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?’

‘Yes.’

‘Are you good or evil?’

‘The Bible says I’m evil.’

The professor grins knowingly. ‘Aha! The Bible!’ He considers for a moment.

‘Here’s one for you. Let’s say there’s a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?’

‘Yes sir, I would.’

‘So you’re good…!’

‘I wouldn’t say that.’

‘But why not say that? You’d help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn’t.’

The student does not answer, so the professor continues. ‘He doesn’t, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Hmmm? Can you answer that one?’

The student remains silent.

‘No, you can’t, can you?’ the professor says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk to give the student time to relax.

‘Let’s start again, young fella. Is God good?’

‘Er…yes,’ the student says.

‘Is Satan good?’

The student doesn’t hesitate on this one. ‘No.’

‘Then where does Satan come from?’

The student falters. ‘From God’

‘That’s right. God made Satan, didn’t he? Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?’

‘Yes, sir.’

‘Evil’s everywhere, isn’t it? And God did make everything, correct?’

‘Yes.’

‘So who created evil?’ The professor continued, ‘If God created everything, then God created evil, since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil.’

Again, the student has no answer. ‘Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?’

The student squirms on his feet. ‘Yes’

‘So who created them?’

The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question. ‘Who created them?’ There is still no answer. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the classroom. The class is mesmerized. ‘Tell me,’ he continues onto another student. ‘Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?’

The student’s voice betrays him and cracks. ‘Yes, professor, I do.’

The old man stops pacing. ‘Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?’

‘No sir. I’ve never seen Him.’

‘Then tell us if you’ve ever heard your Jesus?’

‘No, sir, I have not.’

‘Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus? Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ, or God for that matter?’

‘No, sir, I’m afraid I haven’t.’

‘Yet you still believe in him?’

‘Yes.’

‘According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn’t exist. What do you say to that, son?’

‘Nothing,’ the student replies. ‘I only have my faith.’

‘Yes, faith,’ the professor repeats. ‘And that is the problem science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith.’

The student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of his own. ‘Professor, is there such thing as heat?’

‘Yes,’ the professor replies. ‘There’s heat.’

‘And is there such a thing as cold?’

‘Yes, son, there’s cold too.’

‘No sir, there isn’t.’

The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room suddenly becomes very quiet. The student begins to explain. ‘You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat, unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don’t have anything called ‘cold’. We can reach up to 458 degrees below zero, which is no heat, but we can’t go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest -458 degrees..’

‘Everybody or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat. You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat. We cannot measure cold; Heat we can measure in thermal units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.’

Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in the classroom, sounding like a hammer.

‘What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?’

‘Yes,’ the professor replies without hesitation ‘What is night if it isn’t darkness?’

‘You’re wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it’s called darkness, isn’t it? That’s the meaning we use to define the word.’

‘In reality, darkness isn’t. If it were, you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn’t you?’

The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be a good semester. ‘So what point are you making, young man?’

‘Yes, professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, and so your conclusion must also be flawed.’

The professor’s face cannot hide his surprise this time. ‘Flawed? Can you explain how?’

‘You are working on the premise of duality,’ the student explains. ‘You argue that there is life and then there’s death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can’t even explain a thought.’

‘It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just the absence of it.’

‘Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?’

‘If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man, yes, of course I do.’

‘Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?’

The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where the argument is going. A very good semester, indeed.

‘Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that t his process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?’

The class is in uproar. The student remains silent until the commotion has subsided.

‘To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean.’

The student looks around the room. ‘Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the professor’s brain?’ The class breaks out into laughter.

‘Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor’s brain, felt the professor’s brain, touched or smelt the professor’s brain? No one appears to have done so. So, according to the established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain; with all due respect, sir.’

‘So if science says you have no brain, how can we trust your lectures, sir?’

Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face unreadable.

Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. ‘I guess you’ll have to take them on faith.’

‘Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life,’ the student continues. ‘Now, sir, is there such a thing as evil?’

Now uncertain, the professor responds, ‘Of course, there is. We see it every day. It is in the daily example of man’s inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.’

To this the student replied, ‘Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God’s love present in his heart. It’s like the cold that comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no light.’

The professor sat down.

If you read it all the way thru and had a smile on your face when you finished, forward God vs. Science

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Liceenii intreaba

Posted by Calea Domnului on March 26, 2008

Saptamana trecuta in data de joi 20-martie am avut oportunitatea de a lua parte la o intalnire de tineret mai deosebita in localitatea natala Alexandria unde am petrecut cateva zile alaturi de parinti si prietenii din copilarie. Intalnirea organizata de fr. pastor Ivanica Octavian cu sprijinul tinerilor si bisericii baptiste din Alexandria nu a fost una care s-a putut incadra in specificul traditional baptist dar pot spune ca a fost totusi una de succes, cred ca a fost spre Gloria Domnului. M-am bucurat sa vad cum tinerii din Alexandria se implica activ in viata bisericii invitand colegi la intalniri cu caracter crestin. Intalnirea s-a tinut intr-o sala de la Hotel Parc si in ciuda faptului ca in seara aceea a fost si un meci important totusi numarul de participanti s-a ridicat la mai bine de 50-70 de persoane (nu stiu exact, poate chiar mai mult?). Am mancat cate o pizza, am baut suc, unii au cantat, ne-am rugat si am ascultat un mesaj din Scripturi. Seara s-a incheiat cu un concurs si cu incercarea de a raspunde la intrebarile pe care liceenii le-au ridicat. Timpul insa s-a dovedit insuficient mai ales cand o intrebare ridica o alta intrebare asa ca, fiindca se apropia ora 23 a trebuit sa incheiem cu speranta ca vom putea candva si cumva sa oferim raspuns intrebarilor liceenilor prezenti la intalnirea de la Hotel Parc -Alexandria. 

In cele ce urmeaza voi scrie intrebarile pe care le-am adunat de la tinerii prezenti la acea intalnire. Sunt convins ca sunt intrebari sincere si pe care probabil si altii si le pun alaturi de tinerii din Alexandria. De aceea as vrea cu seriozitate si competenta sa putem oferi raspunsuri vitale acestor tineri. Sunt convins ca printre cei care vizitati acest blog sunt persoane calauzite de Duhul Sfant care pot oferi raspunsuri ce duc la Viata. Va rog sa imi dati o mana de ajutor si vom cauta ca raspunsurile cele mai bune sa fie postate aici si sa fie transmise si celor care au intrebat. Iata intrebarile lor:

Pacat

1. Daca am pacatuit, Dumnezeu ma mai iubeste?

2. Imi iarta Dumnezeu un pacat pe care il tot repet? Cum sa fac sa scap de astfel de pacate?

3. Cum a aparut omul cu adevarat? A fost creat de Dumnezeu sau a evoluat din maimuta? Totusi sunt doua teorii care se bat cap in cap.

4. Sensul vietii si al crearii omului de catre Dumnezeu?

Mantuire

5. Cum poti fi sigur ca esti mantuit?

6. Ce trebuie sa faci ca sa fii mantuit, ca sa ajung in Rai?

7. Credeti ca un om care face fapte bune toata viata si ii ajuta pe ceilalti dar este mai “rezervat” in ce privinta unei religii (crestin, musulman) va fi mantuit?

Biblia

8. Credeti ca Biblia (ideile din ea) este modificata in anumite credinte (secte)?

Viata dupa moarte

9. Chiar exista viata de apoi?

10. Cum este pe lumea cealalta- mai bine sau mai rau?

Altele

11. Este adevarat ca preotul poate sfinti apa?

12. Unde scrie in Biblie sa nu te inchini la idoli (icoane)?

13. Ce sa faci cand ceva (viata) nu iti da voie sa fii atat de bun cat ti-ai dori (cand chiar iti doresti…) si in acelasi timp ai mare nevoie de Dumnezeu? Simti ca nu faci destul sa meriti ajutorul Lui… dar nu poti face mai mult.

14. Ne sustine Dumnezeu in iubire, iubirea intr-o relatie chiar daca nu suntem asa de apropiati fata de El?

15. Ce se intelege prin religie?

Acestea au fost cateva din intrebarile selectate. Asteptam raspunsurile dvs. printr-un comentariu la acest post, comentarii care ulterior, respectand dreptul de autor vor putea fi folosite pentru a prezenta sumar un raspuns.

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