Showing posts with label Christian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christian. Show all posts

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Looking Back To Another Time

In the early 2000's I bought a book that I had no interest in, until
I reached the golden years of my own life. How strange...
image of a penny with 'In God We Trust' Twenty years ago, at the age of 50, I embarked on a new way of life, living in the rurals of Malvern, Ohio. In the summers I began living in a manufactured home in what essentially was a trailer court. I began having my grandsons over the weekends, and we had
lots of fun. In the winter months I'd move back to the house.

One of the things we did every Saturday or so was visit what was called "The Barn Sale," located right outside of my home town of Waco. It was here and at Goodwill stores across the area where I began buying books. History books was one of my favorite subjects, in addition to biography books. We also traveled the countryside looking for yard and garage sales.

One of them, an old one at that, entitled "These Gracious Golden Years," drew my attention, and I ended up purchasing it. 79 pages long, it covers the thoughts of an old man in the winter of his life. He makes no effort to hid the details, having lost his wife of 46 years, he rekindles his relationship with God and His beloved Son, Jesus Christ.
"This book presents a word picture of my Christian experience from the time of my youth, but more especially during the past decade." With these words, John Allen Saul introduces the reader to These Gracious Golden Years, a treasure chest of verses, meditations and inspirational thoughts.

DEATH
There is coming to us a join,
A joy that nothing can destroy,
A joy of which the angels sing,
The joy that death alone can bring.
(front flap)

Despite the many times that I moved, taking this book with me, and despite all the books that were left go, given away, or left to decay, to have this book show up in a box of books I brought from our storage unit is nothing short of remarkable. It's especially remarkable now that I'm 70 and in the fall time of my life.

It's not that this book is worth a lot of money because it's not. But it's more to what the book says to my heart, now that I've become old enough to appreciate it. In my 50's and most of my 60's, I did not understand what it would mean one day. I shuffled this book back and forth, never reading it, but always pondering its old age.

The First Edition was written in 1958 and the second in 1964--and perhaps this is the fact that recently struck me, that I was 8 years old when the book was first published, and 14 on it's second round. At 14, I had just entered high school, and that was such a long time ago. For this book to end up in my hand at 70 is quite remarkable, don't you think?

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Joyful Blessings on Christmas Day

Today the Christ Child was born in a manger.


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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Wait on the Lord

A bit of inspiration in the midst of chaos and confusion.

image of a penny with 'In God We Trust' Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. -Psalm 27:14


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Friday, October 26, 2012

Science, Religion, and the Quantum Hologram Theory

Let's continue our discussion on what someone has coined a Programmed Reality. Probably one of the most difficult things for human beings to do is enjoin what we know about religion with what we don't know about science.

On a personal note, the writing of this blog post has taken additional time because the integration of religion and science is not an easy one to understand, let alone write on. So this post may see a few revisions and additions over the course of time. When I do that I will alert my readers using a segment of the blog that I have yet to create--a "What's New" page, which will be available in the right hand column on this blog.

Science and Technology

First, in my personal view of life, science and technology go hand in hand. In a historical sense, it was religious figures in history that pioneered scientific thought. At some point, and I'm no historian, it appears that the two took a radical turn apart from one another.

Secondly, it appears to me that when we look at the universe above and around us in a scientific sense, we do so utilizing the finest technologies known to man-kind. So, in my view, it requires the use of modern technologies to reverse engineer our current understandings of what God has done in the initial and on-going creation and of the world we live in. So, to my notion and in my estimation, this boils down to this: "It takes technology to understand God's technology."

Here is a list of Bible passages that I believe has significance in understanding the programmed reality issue:
1 Chronicles 29:15
For we are strangers before thee, and sojourners, as were all our fathers: our days on the earth are as a shadow, and there is none abiding.
2 Peter 3:8
But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Mark 13:20
And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
Matthew 24:22
And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Source: http://www.biblegateway.com

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Humans and Artificial Intelligence

For some time now I've pondered several issues: "Just what is reality." "What is this thing we call life on Earth?" "What is the true nature of this thing we're immersed in?"

In the Christian Bible we're told that not everyone is called by God to be part of His Kingdom. Instead, the Holy Spirit, 1/3 of the Godhead, calls a man or woman and then it's up to each of us whether we heed the call. This leads to a process that Jesus Christ called being "reborn," or "rebirth."

We're also told in the Bible that those of us who are called are listed in a book commonly referred to as the Lamb's Book of Life. According to God's Word, our names were written into this book before a single plank was laid in this world. We're also told that unless our names are in this, there is no going home to God.

So, with all of this in mind, I have to conclude that those who heed the call of the Holy Spirit by allowing Him into their hearts and minds are living, breathing beings while those who do not heed the call, especially those not listed in the Lamb's Book of Life from the beginning of this time, are not true, honest-to-goodness living beings. This would, in my mind, make them sort of an artificial intelligence (AI).

What this boils down to is that those who are not reborn are really not part of the program here and those who are in that book are. If those who are not reborn are truly AIs, then perhaps all of this--reality itself--is generated by a form of computer technology the likes that we at this level can only imagine.

Quantum physics appears to support this possibility. To do research on this issue, go to Google Search and use the following terms in a search: "Quantum Hologram" and begin reading from there. When you are done, email me and let me know what YOU think. Send your email to blogger@tpromo.com!

Al Colombo