Category Archives: Choices

How God has constructed our world

The Fleeting Moments of Our Lives

Depending upon which translation you read, the Preacher tells us that all of life is vanity, is meaningless, or is like a vapor (Ecclesiastes 1:2).  If we spend time evaluating his claim, we would need to acknowledge that he is … Continue reading

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All Is Well

A Sunday or two ago, the pastor of the church we attended talked about the story of the Shunammite woman and Elisha. The Shunammite woman, whose name is never mentioned, was wealthy and well connected.  To illustrate how connected she … Continue reading

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This blog is just over one year old.  During that time we have discussed questions about the Christian doctrine of salvation and God’s sovereignty.  In addressing those questions, we have not followed the doctrines of any one church.  Rather we … Continue reading

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Choices

The movie The Mission is an illustration of how we justify our choice of what benefits us here on this world rather than focusing on the renovation of our soul.  This movie is about a representative from the Roman Catholic … Continue reading

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Constructing Our World

As we have seen in previous blogs, God has given us free will.  He has given us the ability to construct our world any way we desire.  We construct our world through the choices we make and the actions we … Continue reading

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The Mirror of Our Soul

Since our values create our world, the values we select are the most critical decisions we make in our lives.  However, we have not been very successful at determining what our values should be and our efforts in creating our … Continue reading

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Source of Values

A few years ago, my wife and I received the most terrifying Christmas gifts we had ever received—gift certificates to go sky diving.  One lesson I learned from that experience is that it taught me much about how we make … Continue reading

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Values

In our last blog, we noted that philosophers assert our heart (our intuition, our emotions) leads the way in human experience.  Others have a different idea; they believe that our values determine our future.  Joe Jackson notes that a “society … Continue reading

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Decisions

In the last blog, we determined we humans have infinite choices but we are so limited in having all the information we need to make those choices.  So how can we make the correct decisions if we do not have … Continue reading

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Infinite Choices

The human condition and the Bible teach we are very limited in our ability to determine what is true; we can only objectively know what is true for events that occur in our space and time.  However, many of the … Continue reading

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