This highly controversial page is for those with open minds and souls and those unwilling to make opinions and judge books by their covers (which I only do at bookstores). Because, you know, a book cover is like a block of moldy cheese...and I'm not sure where I'm going with that, so let's just skip the introduction and take a look at some...

Used Religion

Christianity



THE BASE THEOREM

constructed many years ago...when I first got "saved"
SOME NOTES
about what I've learned since then
NOTES FROM ROMANS (PT. 1)
NOTES FROM ROMANS (PT. 2)

scientific problems that arise from the Bible...and some solutions

addendum (March 2010): these pages are here for archival/education purposes, not argumentative (despite their tone)

"But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain (Titus 3:9 King James Version)".

creation
evolution
the "global flood"

Daily Devotionals

Daily excerpt from 'A Year with C. S. Lewis' and 'Wisdom from the Proverbs' for the 18th of January

18 January

Just a Bit of Coloured Paper?

I remember once when I had been giving a talk to the R.A.F., an old, hard-bitten officer got up and said, 'I've no use for all that stuff. But, mind you, I'm a religious man too. I know there's a God. I've felt Him: out alone in the desert at night: the tremendous mystery. And that's just why I don't believe all your neat little dogmas and formulas about Him. To anyone who's met the real thing they all seem so petty and pedantic and unreal!'
Now in a sense I quite agreed with that man. I think he had probably had a real experience of God in the desert. And when he turned from that experience to the Christian creeds, I think he really was turning from something real to something less real. In the same way, if a man has once looked at the Atlantic from the beach, and then goes and looks at a map of the Atlantic, he also will be turning from something real to something less real: turning from real waves to a bit of coloured paper. But here comes the point. The map is admittedly only coloured paper, but there are two things you have to remember about it. In the first place, it is based on what hundreds and thousands of people have found out by sailing the real Atlantic. In that way it has behind it masses of experience just as real as the one you could have from the beach; only, while yours would be a single glimpse, the map fits all those different experiences together. In the second place, if you want to go anywhere, the map is absolutely necessary. As long as you are content with walks on the beach, your own glimpses are far more fun than looking at a map. But the map is going to be more use than walks on the beach if you want to get to America.
—from Mere Christianity

Compiled in A Year with C.S. Lewis

Mere Christianity. Copyright © 1952, C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. Copyright renewed © 1980, C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers. A Year With C.S. Lewis: Daily Readings from His Classic Works. Copyright © 2003 by C. S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. All rights reserved. Used with permission of HarperCollins Publishers.

January 18

He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints (2:8).

A minister friend of mine recently had a heart attack. While awaiting a procedure to unblock a clogged artery his heart began spasming and he felt himself slip into oblivion. Had he not been in the hospital, he would most certainly have died. The doctors were able to revive him and proceed with the operation. Today my friend is fine.

The most memorable part of my friend's story was his assurance that Christ was with him at all times. He knew with a certainty that he was not alone, and that God moved with him every step of the way. He felt God's guidance for the doctors, and he experienced great peace.

The peace is available to us all. God truly watches over all who believe in Him. Learning to trust in God is the greatest comfort we can ever hope to find. No matter what might happen, know that Christ is with you always.

prayer: Thank you for being with me, Almighty God. I need you here in my life. Uphold me and guide me, shine your light before me. Grant me your peace. Amen.

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