Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Invisible Things II

For the invisible things of him ...

since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; 

that they may be without excuse:  because that, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither gave thanks; 

but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. 
Romans 1:20-22 



Why do scientists use circular reasoning and other unscientific methods to support evolution? 
GOD. 
I am convinced, that if Noah’s Ark was discovered ... scientists would deny it. They do not want to even discuss the meaning and consequences of a Creator God for themselves and the systems which they have created around this theory.

The more scientists who are trained to believe this theory as scientific fact, the deeper the hole they are digging for themselves and their students. Darwin’s theory was first published in 1859. As a result we have over 150 years of science that has been built around this false premise. Darwin said; “if it could be demonstrated that any complex organism existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.” The working cell is the answer and the demonstration of this complex organism that Darwin speaks of here and as he predicted ... the way a cell works refutes Darwin's theory of evolution.

Molecular biology has discovered that the cell is Darwin’s Black Box. Each cell is a working machine with functioning parts that could never have evolved. It is impossible for functioning cells to evolve. Cells are composed of an “irreducibly complex system of several well matched interacting parts that contribute to the basic function, wherein the removal of any one of the parts causes the system to effectively cease functioning.” These functioning cells are the demonstrable organisms that Darwin described as the destroyer of his theory of evolution.

The cell is “Darwin’s Black Box.” This is as complex as I will get here. For further insight, read the excellent book by Molecular Biologist Dr. Michael Behe … for more details. We can only imagine the miracles man would have discovered with a foundation built upon God’s eternal truth rather than men’s pride and errors.

 So why is God angry, and why is God filled with wrath? Because God has made the truth know to all (The Invisible Things) and instead of acknowledging God, men purposefully hinder the truth in their unrighteousness, their false teaching, and their rejection of the Creator of all things.

Our brain is a miracle, our mind is a miracle, our ability to think and remember is a miracle, our eyes, our ears, and our nose are miracles, our hands and our feet are miracles, and all of our organs are miracles. The fact that they all work together are God’s invisible things that prove that He is God. The Creator has given us a life filled with meaning, purpose, and miracles. We are here now in the flesh ... but we are also here in the Spirit for eternity. And men say: “I don’t believe in miracles.”

Think about it for a moment. Evolution is an impossible fraud. In the same way as a cell, our body cannot function without all of the parts working together. At what point did the human brain or the eyes arrive and how did they get here … by accident? After over 150 years science has not been able to find one single example of a creature that has evolved from another creature. Looking further, science cannot demonstrate a single thing that is in the process of evolving. Isn’t that a bit odd for a theory that is taught as absolute fact?

Our brain, our ability to think, to remember, and to reason are not here by chance. Miracles upon miracles. All of the creatures and things of the universe did not just happen. Our life has purpose and meaning. We are not dirt that somehow just all came together from nothing. I know you might be saying the things of God are too difficult for you to understand. I agree they are difficult; but the things of Darwin are much more difficult, because they can’t possibly be true.

Each of us will place our faith in one or the other … Darwin or God. Which will it be for you? If Darwin is your god, you need to think long and hard about that. His conclusions were based upon false conclusion on top of false conclusion. Why would you place your trust in a man who did not even understand how life works at its most basic level? His own words noted above convict his theory. Once again, man is no more of an accident than the flight of a jetliner is by accident … and when a computer flys the jetliner, it is NOT by accident either.

We are not an accident that evolved from a slug. Evolution is a lie, and an insult to the Creator of all things. To believe in evolution is to follow a false god. This is the foolishness of the world that has caused God’s wrath.

As explained here, God has given us the ability to see, and to a degree understand The Invisible Things of life and the universe. Surely you do not think our vision and understanding of these Invisible Things is by chance?

God’s word tells us that God the Creator is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent. He is all knowing, all powerful; and always there --- past, present and future. Not only does God understand everything there is to know about everything there is; but He also created everything that is, ever has been, and ever will be. Everything there is either works or ceases to work at His command. He knew you in your mother’s womb. He knows all things, and His Word is the eternal Truth.

Nothing is too great for him. God has a plan for each of us. We can accept or reject his free gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ our Savior. His salvation for us is free. We only need to believe Jesus is the Creator God that He says He is. Pray to Jesus now and believe in Him and His forgiveness and eternal life for you, beginning today. He has created a place in heaven for you and me for eternity. I can’t wait to meet you there.

Why would anyone reject the forgiveness and promises Jesus has for them and put in his place the teachings of Charles Darwin, a man with a failed theory that makes no sense? The invisible things demand our response.

What do you say to these Invisible Things that God has revealed to you? 
Miracles of Creation ... or a random accident? The choice is up to you.

God bless you friends, Bob

The Invisible Things

For the invisible things of him ... 
since the creation of the world are clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his everlasting power and divinity; 

that they may be without excuse:  because that, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither gave thanks; 


but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. 

Romans 1:20-22


Think about it.
Man is no more of an accident than the flight of a jetliner is by accident … 
and when a computer flys the jetliner, it is NOT by accident either.

God’s Word declares that if we wish to become wise we must become foolish so that we may become wise. And that the wisdom of the world is foolishness with God. Have you ever wondered what this means and why God would say this?

A couple of years ago, a successful businessman paid a record $3,456,789 to have lunch with Warren Buffett. The foolishness of men has no limit. As if Buffett could somehow wave a magic wand and make him wise by revealing his secrets of investing at lunch. I hope the man had a good lunch, because that is a huge price to pay for insights that God defines as foolishness. Especially since the wisdom of the Creator is available to each of us at any time for only a few dollars.

What type of wisdom is God speaking of here? What are the invisible things God speaks of here? The invisible things are everything that we cannot see with our eyes. Man has two forms of perception: visual and mental. Our mental perception sees the invisible through the functioning of our mind combined with our senses.

God doesn’t just understand our perceptions … He created all of the visible and invisible things, and has made them known to us. How does this happen? Those things that we hear, smell, touch, and taste, we cannot see with our eyes but God has given us the ability to see through the perception of our minds. This truth did not just happen by chance. Our ability to reason and understand is not an accident. Both are miracles of God.

We can both see and smell the flowers … and we can taste and see, as well as smell fresh cookies baking in the oven. These are good examples of perceptions we do not need to visually see to understand. Sometimes, we can even tell the type of flower or cookie without looking with our eyes. Men have further explored many of these things to better understand through the various sciences; but while we have learned a lot in the past couple of hundred years, the most advanced computer will never remotely understand or compare to the human brain.

But God has made known to us that the invisible things the brain does are real, and we haven’t a clue as to how it works or how God created the brain to guide the functions of our body. We have a pretty good memory, but God knows our every thought from the beginning to the end of our lives.

Science understands how some of the elementary things work, and have created theories as to how the invisible things work, but God’s Word says; “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are worthless.” Is there any wonder why the secular world does not acknowledge God? He declares that the thinking of our wisest men is foolishness and worthless in His eyes. Why does God say these things?

Well, God is angry. He has made all of His amazing creations of the universe … those things that are seen and the invisible things visible as well, and what does the world do with these miracles He has revealed to them?  Men conger up false reasoning’s and theories, in their attempt to explain that there is no God. 

Evolution and man-made global warming are only two of many examples. God has total and complete control of the climate. Why can’t men just admit this truth? He is the Creator of the climate and is in total absolute control every moment. When he returns, he has promised to provide us with a new heaven and a new earth. What do we have to fear with a God like this? God has given us oil as energy for our use and the understanding of how to use it and men demonize this amazing gift of God.

Here is a brief explanation.
In Science these invisible things that are beyond seeing or explaining are sometimes referred to as a black box. If you were given a computer written in the Chinese language, you could see it, but you would never be able to understand it by trial and error. This would be especially true a hundred years ago ... long before anyone understood the basic purpose and functions of a computer. It would be total gibberish to you or me.

The actual box that the computer comes in is another black box. I would have no idea how to mentally connect the things inside with the results that appear on the outside. There are literally millions of these black boxes that science has yet to discover let alone understand. The things which men do understand are only elementary principles to God.

In science when men get to a black box, they either stop or they create a theory and test it until they find something that provides understanding. Then they make an adjustment in their theory. Darwin’s theory of evolution is filled with more black boxes than we can count. For Darwin and every other scientist of the time, the cell was an insurmountable black box. They had not even imagined the function or purpose of a cell.

It was not until 1931 and the invention of the electron microscope that scientists even began to see and understand how life works. When Darwin looked at the functioning of the human eye, he was dumbfounded. Since Darwin was unable to view a cell, this black box left him grasping in the dark for his theory of evolution.

The more theories that science builds around this false theory of life, the farther mankind moves away from the eternal truth of God. Molecular biology has demonstrated that the cell is a fully working organism with working parts that need each other to function. With these parts each dependent on the others, it is impossible for a cell to have evolved.

Normally when scientists open a black box, discoveries reveal new understandings that demand theories must be changed or discarded. Legitimate science is a system of trial, error, discovery, and change. But in the case of evolution, modern secular science is unwilling to bend or even consider changing or to discard this false theory regardless of new discoveries. They refuse to even consider other views or discoveries. This position is ant-science.
Why do scientists use circular reasoning and other unscientific methods to support evolution? 
Continued - Read Part II here


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Forgiveness That Heals Hearts



Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven …

“Then summoning him, his lord said to him, ‘You wicked slave, I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. ‘Should you not also have had mercy on your fellow slave, in the same way that I had mercy on you?’  “And his lord, moved with anger, handed him over to the torturers until he should repay all that was owed him. “My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.” Luke18:21-35


Forgiveness is not about me; and it’s not about you...

and it’s not about you and me, or about you and anyone else. Forgiveness is about each person and God ... you or me or them and God.

 For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf. Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh; even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know [Him] [in this way] no longer. 2 Corinthians 5:14-16

The words in this verse are about the love of Christ controlling us. And Jesus wants us to love and forgive others in the same way he has loved and forgiven us. In spite of all of our failings, Jesus died for each and every one of us from the beginning to the end of time. And He forgives all of us unconditionally throughout eternity.

ALL is a big word. He forgives ALL of us for our many failings every day; and he forgives ALL of our sins of the past, present, and future; and He forgives ALL of us forever. The only thing we need to do in order to receive His free gift and His promises … is to believe that Jesus is who he says He is.

Paul explains that the way we are to worship Jesus the Creator and Savior of the world is to NOT be conformed to the world; but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.

Our divine transformation will result in our being conformed to Him by the leading of His eternal truth and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. When the Love of Christ controls us we become Christ-centered rather than self-centered. This results in victory over any and all forms of sin and failings in our daily life.

For us the worship of God by the renewing of our minds regarding forgiveness means that our thinking needs to be transformed so that we no longer forgive others from a worldly point of view; but rather we forgive in the same way that Jesus forgives others. To do otherwise is to disregard the instructions and example Jesus has given us.
Once again the instruction here from Jesus is perfectly clear …

“Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.” Mathew 18:21-22

This foundational Truth of never-ending forgiveness should be how others view each one of us, and then think and say: “He or she is the most forgiving person I have ever met.” This is how Jesus draws others to Himself through us. But the big question is: “who do you even know that is living out this type of a Christ-like forgiving spirit?”
The problem is that when Christians choose not follow the most basic teachings of Christ, others see them as hypocrites and this negative example leads others to become discouraged, and they turn away from the Savior. These Christians  become an anti-witness for Christ. When we follow the leading of Jesus, the opposite results occur as He draws others to himself through us.

The verse above explains the transformation of our thinking when we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit and God’s eternal Truth. “Therefore from now on we recognize no one according to the flesh” ( or from a worldly point of view). This is a Paradox Principle since it is contrary to the view that many will unconsciously and naturally and most likely have towards others.

It is natural for our most ugly character qualities to become apparent in response to others when they treat us badly, embarrass us, or hurt our feelings. We have all at times fallen into the most destructive habits when we become angry with someone else. But God teaches us a better way. “ BE ANGRY, AND yet DO NOT SIN; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity.”  Ephesians 4:26-27

The scripture is clear. The question is not: “will you get angry?” But rather; when you get angry: “what will you do with your anger?” Letting to sun go down on your anger results in giving the devil an opportunity. This can lead to many evil responses. Slander, backbiting, gossip, lying, hatred, bitterness, jealousy, and resentment are only a few of the traps that the evil one leads us into once he has established a stronghold in our life.
All of these sins can lead us to act out of character and say and do things that we will surely regret. All of us have a pride problem that we must bring under control, or the evil one will use this problem to control and destroy us.

Anger and bitterness is like a cancer. If we allow this evil to grow … it will rob us of our happiness, our peace and joy; and most importantly hinder our fellowship with the Holy Spirit? And we have not even begun to mention the loss of valued friendships, respect, and our ability to be a positive witness for Christ.

Jesus has promised us that if we “humble ourselves to Him that He will lift us up.” James 4:10 We can only hear the leading of His Spirit when we are listening to the words of Christ that He has implanted in our hearts. His promises will give us the needed strength but we must listen to Jesus and His Truth and follow Him.

In closing, what about you … right now? Are you looking at others from a worldly point of view? Are you living for yourself, or for Christ? Are you following the pride of your flesh; or the Prince of Peace. Are you following: “Him who died and rose again on your behalf?"

Do you have the mind of Christ, or are you living and acting like a mere man?
Are you living out the life of forgiveness that the Savior has planned for you?

"Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:1-2



God Bless you my friends, Bob

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Living Word







The grass withers and the flowers fall, 

but the word of our God stands forever.   Isaiah 40:8





The Living Word

by Dr Harold Sala


There are some truths that are so profound and meaningful that it becomes intensely painful to really confront them.  The implications are too great, too all-inclusive, too encompassing; so, refusing to confront them, we do one of two things: we ignore them, pretending that they are not there while all of the time they lie before us like the iceberg did when the Titanic, oblivious of warnings, pushed through the dark night.  Or, recognizing that they are there, we simply trivialize them, pointing out that things are not always as they appear and that there are other options.


OK, you may be thinking. Give it to us straight. With maturity and age (which are not always synonymous) you begin to see some things that just are not obvious at age 25. Now that I'm past that milestone, I see some things far more clearly than I used to. Such is the profound implication of how you view the truth found in the Bible.  "Just a minute," you may be thinking.  "Does it really matter that much what your views are of this book!"

Aha! That's where you find yourself in the category of those who trivialize the implications of this book.  Here's why. The implications of the contents of this book are tremendous, touching every part of my life including my business, my marriage, my money, my ethics, my work, my morality, my sex-life, my views of men and women, how I treat the elderly, what I think about abortion and stem-cell research and on and on.

If you confront what this book says, understanding that what God said in the book is to be taken at face value and embraced, then neutrality about some issues is not an option. In simple terms, the truth of this book touches my life, my conduct, and my thinking.

Many, of course, never get to that point. While vast numbers of people say they are Christians-and yes, own and carry Bibles to church with them-in reality they never fully confront what this book says. They dance around it, spiritualizing it, considering it a benchmark, something nice to shoot at but impractical in the world in which we live.

But most simply ignore the Bible, thus embracing situational ethics and weaving through the minefields of life hoping that they will not be discovered and thus embarrassed when society condemns their behavior.

OK, how do you know whether or not this book should be taken at face value, whether or not it is the living Word of God and that its truth should serve as moral and spiritual guidelines for living?  Jesus made a promise.  He said, "If anyone chooses to do God's will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own" (John 7:17).  Take the challenge to find out for yourself. No other book in the entire world makes claims as does this one. Paul wrote, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16). Twice-one time in the Old Testament and another in the New-it says, "The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever" (Isaiah 40:8).

The greater your knowledge of this book, the greater will be your respect for it, and when you come to understand that it is a book given by God, you gradually begin to recognize that God gave us the direction He did for our benefit, not to make us miserable, but to show us how to live.

Don't take my Word for it. Study it and find out for yourself. It will change your life.

Dr Sala was my first bible teacher over 35 years ago.

God bless you my friends, Bob

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Human Viewpoint Thinking



Now when evening came David arose from his bed and walked around on the roof of the king's house, and from the roof he saw a woman bathing

and the woman was very beautiful in appearance

So David sent and inquired about the woman. And one said, "Is this not Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite?"  

David sent messengers and took her, and when she came to him, he lay with her. 
2 Samuel 11: 11-12



We all have Human Viewpoint Thinking. 

We are born with it. It’s not all bad. Without it, we would fail at the most basic daily tasks. 
We learn a lot from our experiences, logic, and feelings. 

But on the other hand ... all of our mistakes, wrong thinking, and wrong decisions are a result of false conclusions, lust, and pride that are now ingrained, and are blocking our mind from accepting God’s eternal truth which is very often contrary.

Uriah was one of David’s bravest and most loyal men. He was obviously extremely important since he lived within view of the roof of the king. What would cause King David, whom God had blessed with everything imaginable, to seek out the wife of this most loyal follower? Evil … Human Viewpoint Thinking took control of David’s heart and mind. God’s counsel in his heart and mind was blocked out by his lust.

The results for David were disastrous. First adultery, and then Uriah was murdered to try and cover up the evil. David’s newborn son died. David was disgraced before God and men. And the resulting problems continued to haunt David until the death of his beloved son Absalom. But worst of all was that David fell out of fellowship with God. Following sinful lust and pride always leads to failure, loneliness, shame, guilt, fear and more evil.

The story of David and Bathsheba demonstrates that even when a person is a faithful follower of God, he is still open to ongoing attack from the god of this world. And the evil one will attack each of us where we are most vulnerable, when we least expect it, and in three primary ways: lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. A similar attack led to the fall of mankind in the garden. Genesis 3:1-6 … but when Satan tried this tactic with Jesus, the result was the opposite. The devil's absolute failure (Mat. 4:1-11) led to Jesus Christ’s victory over the evil one, and deliverance for all of those who trust in Him forever.

When compared to David; or to Adam and Eve; there is one major difference in the story of Jesus that resulted in victory over the devil. Jesus simply replied to the tempter with authoritative statements of absolute truth from God’s Word, which is the sword of the Spirit … “and the evil one fled; and angels came and ministered to Jesus.”

How could the same man that wrote Psalm 23 also send his most loyal follower out with the intent to be murdered? That is easier to understand, when we know the depth of the evil that is still alive in the hearts and minds of men.  “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” Jeremiah 17:9 

The difference is that David was controlled by the Love of Christ when he wrote Psalm 23 and also when he defeated Goliath and Israel's other enemies; but with Uriah, David decided to follow the god of this world when tempted with pride and lust ... and then he was led by the god of this world to commit one evil act after another. 

You might say … “I do not believe that the devil is real, and that he is determined to destroy me” … then a pride problem is clearly in view. You are over-ruling God's eternal truth with your personal views. A humble mind is the way of escape. The lesson for all of us is that we need to understand the truth, and be ready to respond with the truth when tested. And we must accept that the eternal truth often has very little to do with our logic, feelings, experiences, and opinions.

To deny that the devil exists is to also to deny God’s eternal Truth and the author of our faith also … Jesus who we claim to believe. “Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:11-12. 

What a difference we see between the response from Joseph when tempted by Satan in Gen. 39, and King David in 2 Sam. 11. One was controlled by the love of Christ and had Divine Viewpoint Thinking; and the other was consumed with lust and pride and fell into Human Viewpoint Thinking which rendered him unconscious spiritually and led him off the edge of a cliff.

God’s Word is filled with examples like David, Peter, and Paul at their worst, and at their best. The good news is that no matter how far we fall … Jesus is always willing to forgive us and lift us up. But we are still subject to the consequences of our actions.

The question for each of us here is: “how can we walk in the world; but not be of the world?”

First we must love God more than life itself. When we love God as He loves us, we will be seeking to know Him better, and this comes through prayer and meditating on His word, and by the leading of the Holy Spirit. We need to pray that he will reveal to us our personal weaknesses where the evil one is most likely to attack. When we humble ourselves to God he will provide victory in the areas where the enemy has established strongholds in our life, and He provides for us ways of escape.

No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it. 1 Cor.10:13

“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:  (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Cor. 10:3-5

When we know the Eternal Truth, and we love the Lord with all our heart, soul, and mind; we are then able to put off our old ways, and put on God’s new ways through the transforming and renewing of our minds by the power of the Holy Spirit. This is how we remove Human Viewpoint Thinking and replace it with Divine Viewpoint Thinking. This is our spiritual service of worship. This is how we worship Jesus rather than ourselves. Rom. 12:1-2

“Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. 2 Pet. 1:2-4

God Bless you my friends, Bob

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Divine Viewpoint Thinking






And do not be conformed to this world
but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,  

so that you may prove what the will of God is, 
that which is good and acceptable and perfect
Romans 12:2







What does it mean to have Divine Viewpoint Thinking?


The first step is to be transformed by the renewing of your mind. 
This can only be accomplished through God's Truth by the power of the Holy Spirit. 

We must also come to grips with the fact that we all approach the actions and affairs of our life, 
either from a human viewpoint or a divine viewpoint.

This includes those who see themselves as living a Christian or spiritual life. 
The first question that we must all ask ourselves is ...
Which viewpoint best describes me?

Paul clarifies these viewpoints with his explanation of the difference between Christ-like love and the loving ways of mere men.  “but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.”  1 Corinthians 13:10-11


According to the Apostle Paul, our thinking before Christ is comparable to that of a child and after we become born again and controlled by the love of Christ, we are to become mature men or women and do away with childish things. But Paul also explains earlier that many who have trusted their eternal life to Christ are still following their feelings, pride, and lust … and living not as mature men; but rather the immature children feeding on milk only, and unable to yet eat solid food. 


And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ.  I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, for you are still fleshly. For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly, and are you not walking like mere men? 1 Corinthians 3:1-3 


The milk he refers to here represents those biblical teachings that are easy to receive and understand. The milk of the Word are those things that often do not test our character. They are easier to receive, like a baby drinks milk. For example, I believed "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" to be true long, before I became a Christian. Milk is often things which we have already accepted to be true. The solid food represents the eternal Truth teachings of God’s Word that in our human nature we do not want to hear, or just do not understand. God's Truth is often contrary to the teachings of the world. The Truth of God often goes against the grain of our feelings, worldly education, and human logic. 

But we are to test all things and our beliefs up against God’s eternal Truth, in order to have the Mind of Christ. Human Viewpoint Thinking does the opposite.

As Christians, Jesus is the foundation of our belief system and understanding. We are to hold our beliefs and ways of thinking accountable to His eternal truth and this results in authentic Christianity. Otherwise; the result is hypocrisy at best. The belief in creation or evolution is a prime example of divine versus human viewpoint thinking. It is not possible to have the mind of Christ and believe that men evolved from a slug. God could have done it that way, but if He did, then He lied to us ... and it is impossible for our perfect God to lie. 

Evolution is man’s atheistic explanation as to why there is no God. How can men believe in God and reject him at the same time? When one chooses evolution, he may as well trust his personal feelings or logic on all other decisions as well. Let's face it ... God's Word is filled with promises, miracles, and biblical absolutes that make NO sense to one's logic and feelings. 

This decision for evolution in actuality renders a person to be his own personal god in and of himself.  Jesus makes it clear how he views Christians who are still following human viewpoint thinking when he says:  “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.” Revelation 3:15-16


The Apostle Peter is God's example for us of both viewpoints. Peter was walking daily with Jesus, the God of all things; and yet he continually fell back into his old ways of thinking. That's human nature. Jesus deals harshly with Peter in response to his habit of stumbling backwards into his human viewpoint thinking. When Peter contradicted Christ, while following his personal feelings and logic, Jesus would have none of it.


“From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day. Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “God forbid it, Lord! This shall never happen to You.” But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.” Matthew 16:21-23


We have heard that “old habits die hard” and that "we can be sincere, but sincerely wrong." Even Peter’s denial of Christ, and his forgiveness by Christ did not cure him of these old habits. That was apparent when later Paul needed to once again rebuke Peter for his false, self-centered ... human viewpoint thinking. 


“But when I saw that they were not straightforward about the truth of the gospel, I said to Peter in the presence of all, “If you, being a Jew, live like the Gentiles and not like the Jews, how is it that you compel the Gentiles to live like Jews? “We are Jews by nature and not sinners from among the Gentiles; nevertheless knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the Law but through faith in Christ Jesus, even we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the Law; since by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified.” Galatians 2:14-16


But by God's grace, Peter was finally transformed by the renewing of his mind and gained Divine Viewpoint Thinking … and he clearly demonstrates this fact over and over again throughout 1st and 2nd Peter. He was able to develop the blessed Divine Viewpoint Thinking that Jesus Christ has promised and provided for each one of us as well.


Here is one of many examples of Peter's Divine Viewpoint Thinking: “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins. Therefore, brethren, be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things, you will never stumble; for in this way the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be abundantly supplied to you.”  2 Peter 1:2-11


There you have it … “we may become partakers of the divine nature”

And contrary to popular opinion … God’s eternal Truth is not that difficult to understand.

God bless you my friends, Bob