I woke up at insomnia O'clock. After tossing and turning for a bit, I decided to check on Facebook. I had an alert that showed one of my atheist friends mentioned me in a post. I clicked on the post and the comment read, "Marti should check this video" The video was the following:
What is God?- Sandhguru
I watched it three times. I closely considered each point. Sandhguru warmly shared his philosophy on God and creation. He was even quite humorous, but in the end his warmth and smiles led to darkness.
Below was my reply to my friend's comment.
Sadhguru is correct when stating gods are cultural influences.
The Bible commands us in both the Old and New Testaments not to “make” or worship gods and idols. It is the first of the Ten Commandments, “Thou shalt not have other gods before me“
(For your reference if you so desire to read for yourself http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Idol-Worship/ )
Sadhguru humorously explains how people view who God is to reflect who they are (white, black, brown, woman).
He is correct, people wrongly identify Him. Truth is, God is Spirit. This article from got questions.org explains it better than I could at 4 O’clock in the morning. http://www.gotquestions.org/God-male-female.html
Sandhguru says, “Whatever definition you put on yourself is not correct”
Not only is that possibly the most contradicting statement ever made, it is the cruelest thing one person could tell another. He is essentially saying no one has purpose, no one is sane (we are all delusional), we can’t trust anyone or anything, there are no absolutes. Why would anyone of us care what we do in this existence if this were true. Oh, wait….how could it be true when truth can’t be defined?!
Sandhguru in his conclusion says, “The source of creation, how are you going to put a definition on it? You can not define it, you can not understand it, you can only dissolve in it.”
Sandhguru’s philosophy tells me none of us are important because if we defined ourselves as such, we were wrong. It tells me not to believe who anyone says they are because they are incorrect. This has brought such clarity! Oh my goodness, there is no reason for life, there is no reason to continue living! Not only that I have done my extremely depressed daughter a huge disservice by teaching her the I AM of the Holy Bible was wrong when he said, For I know the plans I have for you, “declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11) When I taught her our God, the I AM loves her and she is the apple of His eye. (Zechariah 2:8). I think of all the scriptures I fed into her life….scriptures of love, joy, peace, selflessness, God’s laws…..and SALVATION through Jesus Christ for her sins! What was I thinking?!! I ‘thought’ I was a good mother, but I was incorrect!!!! I should of let her continue in her incorrect definition of herself…the one that gave her permission to hurt herself.
By Sandhguru’s own admission through his philosopy, he is not a guru and what he is teaching is incorrect.
After careful consideration, I choose to hold fast to what Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) I will follow Him wherever He leads me. I will serve Him and only Him.
If you atheists still think I am delusional for believing in the God of the Bible, so be it. It really shouldn’t matter to you anyways, after all according to your beliefs you are just as uncertain, incorrect, and delusional for your unbelief.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
This past Saturday morning, my husband and I sat in our front room having our coffee. We were both quiet as we watched the birds from our bay window. We watched the view from the same physical perspective, but I am sure each of our brains were processing the information differently. I couldn't help wonder why my husband wasn't open to learning and understanding creation from the biblical view. I wanted so much to just ask him why, but I feared it would cause us to be at odds with one another for the remainder of the day. I live and speak my faith openly because that is who I am, but asking my atheist husband a direct question regarding biblical matters is rather difficult.
I decided to take the plunge. I began with, "I want to ask you something that has been on my mind." He shifted his eyes and attention from the window view onto me. He said, "Sure" in a tone that told me he was all ears. I hid my fear for a few more seconds while I took a huge swig of my coffee. The conversation went something like this:
Me: Why is it that you as an atheist, won't watch or read anything I post about Creation and Evolution?
Armando: Oh, I don't know....I guess I'm just not interested.
Me: Well, you have asked me in the past for scientific, archaeological, and historical proof of the Bible and Creation. I'm no expert, but I try really hard to point you in the direction of some credible scholars and physicists, but yet I know you don't look into it. You won't even read the bible to see for yourself.
Armando again expressed that he wasn't interested. I thought that was a cop out answer considering he is one the several who has asked me to defend my Creationist view.
Me: You know atheists and agnostics alike accuse Christians of being closed-minded. By saying you're not interested is also being close-minded. I read the stuff my atheists friends and acquaintances post. The articles that resort to insulting and demeaning jabs against Christians and other creationists I will not read. I love and care very much for atheists and I would never treat them like that. They are not stupid, they are wonderful intelligent people. Some of their "science" may be stupid, but they aren't.
My husband's facial expression to this told me he appreciated what I was saying. I reminded him I had asked him at one time to show me proof of evolution, and that he never provided. I told him I had asked other Evolutionists to show me proof. None have. We discussed a couple of the popular "proofs" of evolution...bacteria, birds, and fish. I explained that bacteria does change characteristics, but it is still bacteria. It hasn't become a new "thing". I explained some birds and fish types have changed physical characteristics, but they are still of their own kinds.
I went on to ask him how it is he came to believe in evolution. "From text books" was his confident response. I then ask how did he know for sure the text books taught the truth. Didn't he research it? Question it? Look for proof? He admitted he didn't and that he felt the ones who wrote the text books knew what they were talking about. He trusted them. I pointed out that was blind faith. He didn't agree or disagree.
Other things came up in the conversation like text book history, The Constitution, and Bible translations. There were a couple of times my husband got upset during our chat, but that was my fault. I have a bad habit of interrupting when he is talking. (I'm getting better though!) But before we closed our conversation,my husband reiterated he wasn't interested in watching or reading my materials. He did say he might be open to it someday. I really hope he meant what he said.
All in all, I was rather pleased with our serious coffee chat. I feel very honored my husband trusts me enough to share his beliefs. I will continue to do my best to always respect him. :)
Below is a link to EVOLUTION VS. GOD by Ray Comfort. If you haven't watched it, please do. I encourage you to not be close-minded. http://www.evolutionvsgod.com/