King Solomon, Why Remember In Our Youth?

Here we have an excellent post. The subject is making the best use of our lives. Rudy, pointing to a passage from Ecclesiastes, advocates school choice.

What is the alternative? Consider my last post, the last in a series on whether God or government gives us our rights. When we are old — when we have finally begun to accept the temporary nature of our earthly existence — we may then start to contemplate the eternal questions we had before set aside. Then we will realize that if God gave us life He gave us everything, that if we have not been living with God foremost in our lives, we have been living in futility.

What our government-run schools teach children to do is to focus on their careers, a thing of this world we call advancement (https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advancement). When the old know the emptiness of such an idol, why do we insist upon foisting it upon our children?

If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. — by C. S. Lewis

If we want to succeed in this life, don’t we have to be ready for the next?

Rudy u Martinka

Why should we remember our Creator in our youth?

Ecclesiastes Chapter 12 in the Bible describes the “dark days” we will all face when we are old and our bodies get old and pleasures in life become “meaningless.” However, it begins with a verse to remember our Creator in our youth.”

The why of this opening verse is the subject of this post.

King Solomon

Remember your Creator
in the days of your youth,
before the days of trouble come
and the years approach when you will say,
“I find no pleasure in them”— (Ecclesiastes 12:1)

What’s My Point?

Ecclesiastes Chapter 12 verses are best comprehended by people who have become old and have “wised up” to recognize what was most important in their lives. Their bodies have become old and frail and they soon know it will be their time to meet their Creator.

Many may have spent their…

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The facts of life

Here ColorStorm takes off with a three-word statement, “science’s amazing creation”. Of course, science doesn’t create anything. Yet some try to deify man using science as their excuse.

What is science? It is just a method, and it is the knowledge we gain by applying the scientific method.

Science does not allow us to create something from nothing; it just allows us a little bit more understanding and control over a few tiny parts of God’s creation.

For a good perspective on just how limited science is as a tool for studying God, check out D. Patrick Collins post, The Christian Mind: Irrational.
https://dpatrickcollins.com/2018/04/07/the-christian-mind-irrational/

The Lions Den

Just when you think you have heard and seen it all, have a look-see at this wonderful example of godlessness, with an added heap of praise by infidels local and universal, and I kid you not, this is word for word by a proud atheist when speaking of flowers:

‘Sciences amazing creation.’

Am I exaggerating when I say this is numbskullery at its finest? ‘Sciences amazing creation’ is like saying polar bears are nephews of Jean Claude Killy the world-class skier; its similar to believing that a mindless pile of wood was responsible for constructing a temple that would make the world-class carpenter Sam Maloof jealous, and saying ‘sciences amazing creation’ is akin to saying that 100m Olympic hurdles were ‘created’ for box turtles which can neither run nor jump.

Science cannot ‘create’ as much as a gnat, a pimple, or poison ivy. Science has no consciousness to ‘create.’ In…

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GOD-GIVEN OR GOVERNMENT-GIVEN RIGHTS? — PART 5

Since this post discusses the possibility of violent, internecine warfare, a Second American Civil War, I suppose this post will most likely get the most hits in this series, but the last post in this series is probably the more important. That is because the last post addresses the root of the problem, suggesting that the... Continue Reading →

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