Eye of God Nebula--God has his say in his creation.

How are God and the universe related?

During the present pandemic, I’ve been watching the whole Star Wars series of movies. At this point, I’ve finished episode four, the first one that was made. I’m watching them as research for writing my next novel. I find the emphasis on the Force to be fascinating. For example, the Force has two sides, the Jedi on the good side and the evil, dark side with the Sith and Darth Vader. In Star Wars II, the observation is made that …

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Why do Christians believe in God?

Christians believe that God has made the whole universe. He sustains it, ensuring it continues. But does this mean we should believe in and serve him? Four principles that Christian’s believe are given below, illustrated by Bible passages from the NIV translation of the Bible. 1. God has made and maintains his universe. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth… Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may …

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Which God is the right one?

Enjoy God’s beautiful world! “What difference does it make which God I worship? Aren’t they all the same?” I have heard questions like this several times over the years. Here are my answers: 1. All the Gods are different. People’s Gods are either the same as or different from the universe. People can’t worship and serve both the universe and a separate God at the same time. 2. People’s Gods are either many separate Gods or one God. People can’t worship both one God …

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Why I Believe in the God of the Bible

Until I was sixteen years old, I was a church-goer — but not a believer. My dad stayed home Sunday mornings, but my mom rousted us boys out of bed and “dragged” us off to church. I sang words that I didn’t believe in the junior choir until my voice changed, which gave me an excuse to leave that group. I also went through the motions of being confirmed and immersed to join the church. The pastor asked me, “Do …

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Welcome to the Growing to Know God Blog!!

Welcome!! What does Growing to Know God mean? Who Is God? At one time in my life, I didn’t know God. I heard about God, but he seemed very distant. Who is God, and what does he want with me? The first step in my spiritual journey was learning who God was: Not who other people said God was, Not what I imagined God to be, But who God convinced me he is. The first section of this blog will delve …

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Are God and the Force the same?

We’re just past the Christmas holiday. On our family vacation, I saw the last Star Wars movie with my son. I said to him, “As I see it, the fatal flaw with pantheism is that evil is part of it.” I went on to say, “The dark side of the Force in Star Wars is part of it, not separate from it. Such a belief is similar to Hinduism and American New Age thought.”   Later, I repeated my concern …

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What does it mean to grow in knowing God?

“Eye of God” Nebula God even shows up in science. But he doesn’t have a physical eye! Bruce Leiter Growing To Know God In this third section of blog posts, we will investigate what growing in the knowledge of God means. How can we fulfill the Apostle Peter’s command? “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen” (2 Peter 3:18). In our second section of …

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What does it mean to know God?

In this section of our blog, we will explore the question, “What does it mean to know God?” God’s world is beautiful with its panoramas. Praise his great name!   A lot of people have had some exposure to Christian beliefs through Sunday school attendance, summer Daily Vacation Bible school, a Bible camp, or occasional church attendance when they were young. Those same people believe that God exists. As a result, many people know ideas about God and Jesus, but …

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Who is God compared to the universe?

How did the universe come into being? People have given different answers to this question: One answer is that the whole cosmos has always been in existence. Another approach is that all of it started spontaneously without any cause. Muslims and Jews believe in a separate Creator who made everything and everyone and requires us to be good enough to enter heaven when we die. Christians believe in the Creator of all, who loves believers unconditionally. Why? They believe God …

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