Who is God that We Should Glory?

Who is God that We Should Glory?

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Who is God that We Should Glory?

 

 

 

 

 

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Ethan Paz

 

 

 

 

 

 

                What would the world be like if God would exist? What would the world be like if God didn’t exist? There are many wide verified answers, I’m sure, for each question, but both questions stem from one main question: who is God or what is god? This article will answer one main question: who is God not according to what I believe but what the world really says. Before, you press the back tab just think, “Am I really right?” Saying this, I welcome you to this article. Take out the coffee and prepare yourself for the ride.

                I am speaking to a wide, verified audience, so I won’t be able to cover all the available questions and issues in this article. I am speaking to the agnostics, the atheists, the evolutionists, the relativist, the non-believer, and the believer alike. I will use logic and philosophy for this article but at the end I will use the Bible to say my point.

                One point we can all agree on is this era has created a diversified people. If this era wasn’t diversified, there wouldn’t be as many disagreements and conflicts. Terrorism proves this, politics proves this, and even the fighting of two three year olds proves this. This diversified world has created a disorderly, chaotic would internally and externally. To examine the problems one must examine how they began and that is exactly what I am going to do.

                There are two main views as to how the world began: the creationist view and the evolutionist view. American culture has embraced evolutions as true and it is taught as a science into public schools. Evolution is assumed to be right, but is it? (I won’t go into the details as to what evolution or creation is, for I am presuming that you already know them.) Is America making the right decisions to forsake being a Christian nation? Do the people believe the rights things as to what is taught by the education system or the wrong? Why become a Christian nation for 300 years and suddenly forsake the title?

                Evolution has many missing links- unknown fossil records which simply can’t connect the dots. The word “theory” is defined as “a set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena, especially one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena.” Evolution has never, in human history, been tested. If a bird can’t evolve today, the bird could not have possibly evolved in the past. If a dog can’t fly today, the dog could not have possibly flown in the past. The word “law” is defined as “a phenomena of nature that has been proven to invariably occur whenever certain conditions exist or are met; also, a formal statement about such a phenomenon.” I am not trying to convert you; I am trying to show you what evolution is. Evolution like creationism is accepted by faith, however, evolution requires more faith than creationism. I’ve heard it said, that believing in evolution is the equivalent of 24 monkeys typing a Shakespeare sonnet perfectly . . . randomly. I will say one last thing, before I move on. How can a beautiful creation, so organized and complex, come from goo? Nasty, grimy goo isn’t pleasant, well at least to me. Meditate on these questions because that is what the U.S. education teaches our children.

                To evolutionists (or most evolutionists) God is non-existent. This is so, for those who believe in evolution are raised atheist or agnostic due to the teaching of relativism. Those who address the word “God” in a sentence invariably treat Him as an it. Hence, the question from most atheistic books asks, “What is god?”

                I have read several atheistic books in my life. What I found was atheists are morally good people just like you and me (not all atheists are good; some atheists can be morally evil). But the problem I found, more than often, was the arguments atheists used to disprove Christianity was inaccurate, emotionalized, and their accusations did not even make sense or was irrelevant. But I will grant them this, most atheists see Christians as hypocrites. This statement is true, unfortunately, in our time but it does not apply to all Christians.

                How was the universe created? If it was the big-bang theory, what caused the big bang? If it was all the stored energy being conserved for eternity past, where did the energy come from? Do you get the point? What I am asking is called the Cosmological argument. Another argument is the Teleological argument. It goes like this,

“Who made your meal?”

The answer is a chef or your mom, dad, or whoever it may be. The point is there is always someone behind an act of service, good, or creation who is responsible for the giving. Of the both arguments presented here, I have only heard one atheist respond back and he responded back to the Cosmological argument. It goes like this,

                “You say everything has a cause, well, God Himself must have a cause also.”

Since the atheist drags religion into the equation and not philosophy, I am coerced to do the same in a simple-like manner saying,

“But God is eternal.”

The evolutionist stands on sandy ground in faith. This faith is so great that I stand in awe of it. But let me leave this subject with two more questions, where do feelings come from and just how is there evil in the world? Just look at it this way, if you are right, you don’t exist, but if you’re wrong, you will go to hell. What do you got to lose?

                To the atheist and the evolutionist alike, God does not exist. However, the relativist varies. Today’s culture teaches relativism, so I can’t write this article without confronting relativism.

                What is relativism? Relativism, from the world “relative,” is defined as: “any theory holding that criteria of judgment are relative, varying with individuals and their environments.” Relativism can be a very long subject to talk about but I will keep it short and general. Let’s say your friend was going to murder someone and you were the last person to talk to him. You would say something like,

“Hey, don’t kill him, it’s not right.”

 But your friend says something like this,

“Don’t force your morality upon me”

Or

 “Open your mind a bit”

Or

                “Be tolerant of me.”

Do you see the problem here? The killer is forcing his morality upon you. The killer is telling you to open your mind but he himself won’t open his mind. The killer won’t be tolerant of you, for he plans to kill someone! Because of relativism, only man decides what is true to himself. That is truth is subjected to the individual only and not objective. There is another problem here though, if relativism is relative, as the name implies, how are there rules, laws, and regulations dictating as to what a person should or should not do? You might have heard this before but what is wrong with this sentence:

                “There are absolutely no absolutes!”

The problem is that sentence is an absolute! Relativism, in itself, is a self-refuting claim. Relativism creates a world that is chaotic, disorderly, and non-livable.

                I hope you have been meditating as to what I have said this whole time. Evolution and atheism do not provide an accurate, stable worldview (secular humanism) and relativism is a self-refuting claim in itself. I will now be answering the question that the title of this article presents: Who is God that we should glory?

                God is the Creator of the universe (Gen. 1:1) and He alone forgives us of all our sins (1 John 1:9; Eph. 4:32; Col. 2:13). We were dead to our sins because we chose to disobey God. I am not going to sugar-coat the story, for this is the truth. Romans 3:23 says it all,

                “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

But we have forgiveness because what Jesus Christ has done: Jesus died on the cross and took our place to be the satisfactory of our sins. John 3:16-17 says it very well,

                “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.

                After Jesus died on the cross, he rose from the grave three days later. This shows Christ’s victory over sin and death. Since Christ was substituted for us, His life is now ours to live. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) by Christ Tomlin explains this perfectly,

                “My chains are gone

                I’ve been set free

                My God, My Savior has ransomed me

                And like a flood His mercy reigns

                Unending love, Amazing grace.”

We have a hope because what Christ has done for us. I glorify God because I love Him and I love him because He first loved me. If you want to become a child of God, simply pray to God from your heart, repent of your sins, and come to Him.

                I can not convince you that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (Jn. 4:16). History proves that Jesus exists; science proves that there is a Creator (Psalms 19:1) but only you can believe in Him. Saying all of this, I want to end this article with what has changed my life.

                Are you always troubled? Do you always search for satisfaction but can never find it? I have lived most of my life searching and crying for happiness, joy, and love but like Alice, I have been tumbling down the rabbit hole on and on and on. But I have something to tell you, I have reached the ground and I am now filled with joy!

                I never truly loved Christ when I loved the things of this world. 1 John 2:15-17 says it well,

                “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world- the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and the pride of life- is not from the Father but is from the world. And the world is passing away along with its desires, but whoever does the will of God abides forever.”

When I loved Christ, only then was I satisfied. Psalms 37:4 says,

                “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will you give you the desires of your heart.”

Becoming a child of God is not burdensome, it is a pleasure! It is our desire! Matthew 11:28-30 sums up what I have been saying very well,

                “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

                It is our duty to be in love with God. When we are in love with God, our life completely changes. Our relationships with others change and we give God the glory as a result. You know what this means? It means we will get heavenly rewards when we get to heaven!

                I pray that you will learn the importance of the glory of God by desiring Him more. God created us for His glory so we might praise Him forever. Isaiah 43:7 says,

                “Everyone who is called by My name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

We can better glorify God by doing our best to represent Him. Philippians 4:13 states,

                “I can do all things through Him Who strengthens me.”

Be the salt of the earth, fuel the fire of God that is in your heart, show all who God is! When you deny yourself and give your all to God, that is when you find God to be beautiful and that is when you will be filled. 1 Corinthians 10:31 shows us our duty clearly as Christians,

                “So whether, you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

                I say all of this to show you who God is. What do you have in this world that will last? You got once, one shot to live this life. How will you use it to make a profit?

 

 

 

 

 




© 2010 Ethan Paz



Author's Note

Ethan Paz
Please, share this write to everyone you know. I want people to know the truth and this is the only way: by spreading it around. Please ignore the grammatical errors. I did my best in this write. To God be the glory!

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Good God, you're just baiting people to come flying out at you, aren't you?

I'm really not sure what to say here. I'm not going to get my own beliefs involved, unlike some people. This isn't the place for an argument. Moreover, you said to ignore the grammatical errors. Well, I won't comment on them if that's what you want, but be aware your grammar stinks and your spelling needs some clean up too.

What I will say is this. You're not answering the right questions. In fact you come across as arrogant; you say that you are going to address nonbelievers and explain why they should believe. Yet all you do is praise God and discredit the other types of faith. You don't address any of the problems with religion that drive many people (myself included) away from the church.

You gave your readers a lot to think about, so here's something for you to think about. Instead of telling us why we should believe, maybe you should try to find out why we don't first.

Posted 7 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.




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Dear Ethan,

I generally don't make comments on such writes since I've found they fall on deaf ears, and anyway, I simply dislike trying to argue people out of their beliefs and faith, but I'm making an exception here. I don't know exactly why. Maybe it's just that kind of a Saturday morning. So I'd like to bring in some facts and some interpretations. You can research this material for yourself, and please do. So here I go. BTW, I am a professional scientist (an astronomer to be precise). I'm not saying that to try to sway your options. I hate Argumentum Ad Verecundiam. However, I say this so that what I'm saying about science will not be immediately dismissed, and perhaps will cause further research.

Big Bang. A number of decades ago the "Big Bang" was hypothesized as an explanation for the origin of the Universe. I would like people to know several things about this. (1) The term "Big Bang" is an unfortunate one, as it brings to mind an explosion like a stick of dynamite going off in a room. The Big Bang is not like this--a bit more on this, below, and (2) the Big Bang makes a number of predictions that have been throughly tested. It predicts the initial abundances of the elements to very high accuracy from nuclear physics reactions. It predicts the large-scale structure of the galaxies we see in the sky. It predicts the presence of the microwave background radiation that has now been measured to extremely high accuracy and it's uniformity also measured to very high accuracy. It predicted unseen matter that was previously unknown whose existence is now confirmed. And through the most recent satellite measurements we know the age of the Universe to better than a tenth of a percents, and have confirmed unexpectedly tight, predicted relationships between dozens of cosmological parameters. This has vastly exceeded the point of calling it just a possibility. It is past calling it a good guess that may be right. It is now so improbable that it is wrong that there is no scientist that works in this area that is not absolutely convinced, and I have known several world-renowned, disbelieving astronomers in my career. The weight of evidence is now overwhelming. How would you contrast this to Creationism? Can you list dozens upon dozens of properties of Nature that are predicted to many decimal places by Creationist principles? I think the Big Bang has a lot going for it these days. Oh, and I'm sure that one of the strange things you'll find out about the Big Bang, if you research it, and this is why the "Big Bang" title is so unfortunate, is that the Big Bang created not only all the matter and energy in the Universe, it created space and time, itself. This turns out to be a pivotal aspect of the theory, and is key to all of the major results listed above. So saying "God is eternal" is wrong, because time did not always exist. I think I know what you're trying to say, but don't try to tie this into time. Time doesn't work that way. You have to mean something else. That may strengthen your belief, but I hope it cautions you that there are things here beyond human experience, and we can't simply say "God existed for eternity", because that is a meaningless statement even if there was a God. We can already prove there is no such thing as eternity, at least in terms of time existing back forever into the past. I urge you to research this further on you own.

Evolution. You claim that evolution has not been tested, but it has, and we can see it go on even today. There are new breeds of dogs that never existed before. Scientists have done evolutionary studies with fruit flies, that have a very short reproduction time, and have used evolutionary pressure to completely change the color and structure of their wings and then reverse the pressure and change them back. Another unfortunate thing about evolution with species that evolve rapidly is the evolutionary change of bacteria strains into antibiotic resistant strains. So evolution is happening all around us, as we watch. Finally, we can now match up mutation times for proteins between species and cross-check in the fossil records the times of common ancestors in a whole slue of species. So we both see evolution today, and all the fossil records seem to hang together with current understanding of the biochemistry of life.

Begging the question. I often hear the argument that how can the Universe come into being without a creator. Just look at how marvelous the Universe is. This can't be by accident. (BTW, the "God Particle", the Higgs boson, has been confirmed in July of 2012, giving a mechanism for how the Big Bang can happen--do your own research, if you like.) The explanation of religion is to explain this by the existence of a Creator that is even more wonderful and marvelous than the Universe. It never seems to be questioned, however, that if you have trouble believing that a marvelous Universe can come into existence without a creator, how much more difficult is it to believe in the existence of an even more marvelous God? Religious arguments, it would seem, would have to postulate the existence of a super-God that necessarily would have had to have created God. So here is the long and the short of it in my mind. These are simply things we don't understand. For some it seems believing in a God is easier than believing that the Universe could come into being by some "process". To me they are both the same level of leap in faith, if you will. We know our understanding of the Universe is finite and is at the limits of our understanding. Today physicists talk about multiple, parallel Universes. There are reasons for these hypotheses, but they are far from being "hard science", and we are working on trying to find testable evidence of such things. If they exist, however, they exist in some "other-where" that is beyond space and time, which were created in the Big Bang. Is there a God? I don't know. I think that postulating the existence of God doesn't answer any questions or make things easier to understand.

Anyway, your write was interesting. Sorry it made me get up on my soapbox a bit. I'll get down now. No disrespect is intended by any of my words above. We are all searching for answers. Me, too. I just wanted to add some modern science facts. These facts do not prove or disprove the existence of God. I offer them only to help steer our thinking, not to put thoughts into your head. I hope you all will research this independently. Don't take my word for anything. Go check for yourself. And if you think I'm wrong about anything, leave me a note on WritersCafe so we can discuss it.

My very best regards, and deepest respect.

Rick







Posted 2 Years Ago


Although I don't agree with all that you wrote, you do make a valid point in some parts concerning the Atheist & Evolutionist. Good writing too!

Posted 4 Years Ago


I am not a Christian. My beliefs are completely different from yours which havent motivated me in any way but one thing Ethan. We are not the children of God. We are simply servants who must obey God. As far as falling in love with God is concerned, we all pretend that we love him and on the other hand we love life. The people who love God dont think about life or relationship with other people as they get so absorbed in the divinity and purity of loving God. They find their souls and all that matters to them is seeing God.


Posted 6 Years Ago


Good God, you're just baiting people to come flying out at you, aren't you?

I'm really not sure what to say here. I'm not going to get my own beliefs involved, unlike some people. This isn't the place for an argument. Moreover, you said to ignore the grammatical errors. Well, I won't comment on them if that's what you want, but be aware your grammar stinks and your spelling needs some clean up too.

What I will say is this. You're not answering the right questions. In fact you come across as arrogant; you say that you are going to address nonbelievers and explain why they should believe. Yet all you do is praise God and discredit the other types of faith. You don't address any of the problems with religion that drive many people (myself included) away from the church.

You gave your readers a lot to think about, so here's something for you to think about. Instead of telling us why we should believe, maybe you should try to find out why we don't first.

Posted 7 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

Amazing! I love this so much. You cease to amaze me. Everything you write is so pure and good. It's so powerful and full of strength!

Posted 7 Years Ago


This is very different piece of writing but I love it!!! There is strength and passion in the words and it is all so true! thank you so much for sharing!

Posted 7 Years Ago


You wrote a powerful story. You left many open questions. Your detail and story was interesting and I enjoyed the strength in your words.
Coyote

Posted 7 Years Ago


I enjoyed the write because I am Christian, don't like the theory of evolution, or the big bang theory, or etc, but that's actually a bad thing. You have to be a little more practical with something like this because when you say evolution has loop holes and tried to explain why, it was kind of weak; if I were looking at it from a rounded point, I wouldn't be quite convinced.

"I have read several atheistic books in my life. What I found was atheists are morally good people just like you and me (not all atheists are good; some atheists can be morally evil). But the problem I found, more than often, was the arguments atheists used to disprove Christianity was inaccurate, emotionalized, and their accusations did not even make sense or was irrelevant." This needs to be expanded because most of it is opinion wise. You should give out some of what those books say and answer the remarks with proof or something. I felt like you left that blank.

"This faith is so great that I stand in awe of it. But let me leave this subject with two more questions, where do feelings come from and just how is there evil in the world? Just look at it this way, if you are right, you don’t exist, but if you’re wrong, you will go to hell." Scientists or physciatrists do have answers for that also, so maybe you should back it up that they truly don't know where evil and feelings truly come from.

"To evolutionists (or most evolutionists) God is non-existent. This is so, for those who believe in evolution are raised atheist or agnostic due to the teaching of relativism." You should clarify that this is all not true because it's not. To me, not beliving in God is like a rebllion especially to teenagers who think they're invincible and they may be raised in a catholic enviorment or christian which depedning on how strict they're raised provokes rebellion.

"Terrorism proves this, politics proves this, and even the fighting of two three year olds proves this." How do these things prove diversifition?

"I’ve heard it said, that believing in evolution is the equivalent of 24 monkeys typing a Shakespeare sonnet perfectly . . . randomly." Who said this?

Also, you should hold all opinions till the end where you explain who is the God we should glory.

When you're doing something as controversial as this, you have to be able to put very hard evidence. You have to stand at a rounded point like when you said that Christians are hyprocrates and stuff like that. You have to answer a lot of questions. Just expand it a little more; back yourself up a little more.

"How was the universe created? If it was the big-bang theory, what caused the big bang? If it was all the stored energy being conserved for eternity past, where did the energy come from? Do you get the point? What I am asking is called the Cosmological argument. Another argument is the Teleological argument. It goes like this,

“Who made your meal?”

The answer is a chef or your mom, dad, or whoever it may be. The point is there is always someone behind an act of service, good, or creation who is responsible for the giving. Of the both arguments presented here, I have only heard one atheist respond back and he responded back to the Cosmological argument. It goes like this," For me, this is your strongest point in all the arguements.

And Tate Morgan, yeah I am afraid to think that there is no savior who created this beautiful land, this beautiful world, these miracles that happen every day. I am afraid to think that we evolved from some cell that popped out of nowhere and created the mysteries of today. I am afraid to think we will all sink in the ground and shroud in darkness for all eternity. Jesus is the son of God, not God so therefore he didn't impreganate his own mother. And of course we're all related, Eve and Adam had us all.

Last of all, believing in Man is the real reason why we're in such chaos today. It's the reason why hate lives among us, and why evil sparks.




Posted 7 Years Ago


Excellent write. I don't believe in Evolution and my reasons why are posted on my blog and some of my thoughts about 'why bad things happen to good people if God love us' that so many ask is posted there as well. You obviously went to a lot of work doing this. I applaud you for posting and sharing it. Thanks!

Posted 7 Years Ago


You guys are right about "we must love God." I didn't communicate it clearly enough.

Posted 7 Years Ago



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