Archive for February, 2015

God’s Perfect Use of Imperfect People, Part 3

But are all neurotransmitters alike? Do they all do the same thing? Nope and that’s where it even gets trickier. We need to distinguish between them by noting the role each plays in the brain function and then go from there. Is having a higher amount of Serotonin good? Yes, but at certain times it’s not. Same with Dopamine and the other two and we also need to find out about GABA, what it does and how it works as part of the picture.

Continue Reading February 9, 2015 at 1:02 PM

God’s Perfect Use of Imperfect People, Part 2

In short, for the nerve impulse to move without interruption along neuron to the synapse and then to another neuron to the next synapse, etc., the brain uses what scientists call neurotransmitters, which are chemicals in the brain that keep things moving, literally. A person who does not produce enough neurotransmitters in the neurons in their brain will have issues. They can be small issues to large issues depending upon how “out of range” their neurotransmitters are for them.

Continue Reading February 9, 2015 at 12:35 PM 1 comment

God’s Perfect Use of Imperfect People, Part 1

Not only did Elijah flee, but after a day’s journey, he sat down in the desert and essentially asked God to kill him. “But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a [f]juniper tree; and he requested for himself that he might die, and said, “It is enough; now, O Lord, take my life, for I am not better than my fathers,” (1 Kings 19:4). Why this change? Why did Elijah all of a sudden go from a tremendous high to a point where death seemed to be the only answer?

Continue Reading February 9, 2015 at 10:13 AM 4 comments

Is ISIS on Verge of Again Using Khazouk to Kill Enemies?

But you know what the most difficult thing for the authentic Christian to do is, when it comes to Islam? Love them. Share with them the good news of Jesus Christ, the gospel that can lead them to salvation. Islam is not capable of providing salvation. It’s not built that way. There is nothing in it that even suggests a Muslim could have the guarantee of eternal life (except through dying for Allah, like a suicide bomber). All they can do is hope they earn it through service and works. Salvation is not a free gift in Islam.

Continue Reading February 6, 2015 at 2:40 PM 1 comment

God’s Simple Plan of Salvation

God has a solution so that we can avoid His wrath in eternity. The solution involved someone living a perfect life – never sinning, ever – then offering himself as an atonement for the sins of the world for all who will place their faith in that Person. This is what the entire Mosaic sacrificial system is all about. It points to Jesus who paid the sin price once for all, then after He rose from the dead, He sat down at the right hand of the Father in heaven (Hebrews 12:1-2). Jesus was done, unlike the continuous sacrifices that would need to be offered under the Mosaic law.

Rather than choose a human being to try to live perfectly, God opted to volunteer for that role Himself. This He did in the second Person of the Godhead, Jesus. Jesus, born of a woman (ensuring humanity), yet without sin (God kept the sin nature from being given to Jesus) throughout His entire life, always submitting to the Father ultimately laying down His life for yours and mine. This is the foundational belief. This is where it starts.

Continue Reading February 5, 2015 at 10:25 AM 4 comments

Do You Love God and Does He or the World Actually See It?

But what does it mean when Deuteronomy 6:5 tells us that we are to love God with all of our heart, soul, and mind? How do we do that and how do we do it constantly? Compare it to our human relationships. Imagine trying to show your spouse how much you love her/him every moment of every day. You gear your life around that entire idea. Maybe to you, that sounds like fun and maybe to you, it even sounds fairly easy. I have to admit, I cannot do that. The thought of it takes the wind out of my sails, unfortunately.

Why is that? Because there is still plenty within me that wants to serve self and that is very frustrating at times. God says with every ounce of what makes us up as individuals, we should direct everything we have to God. By serving others, we are also proving to God that we love Him.

Continue Reading February 4, 2015 at 11:34 AM 5 comments

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