God and ants

The Bible in Proverbs 6:6 says, “Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!” On the face of it, God is saying that we should be busy with our productive activities like ants. However, the context of the verse has a wise father giving his son wise advice. The son has entered into an unwise relationship and agreement with someone. The father tells him to work very hard to have the means to get out of …

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God’s perfection and human virus

The world is going through a pandemic which is driven by a deadly virus called COVID-19 because it started in 2019. It’s  deadly because at this point and in the near future, we have no vaccine to stop it. It mostly attacks the lungs and respiration so that people die within a short time if they do not have immunity levels high enough to fight it. On the other hand, God is so perfect that no virus can ever affect …

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The coronavirus and God

I was reflecting on God’s relationship with COVID-19 when the stay-at-home order short-circuited my medical search for a solution to the strong arthritis in my neck. What does God have to do with coronavirus and arthritic pain, after all?     When I have to stay home because of the virus, I can’t get the medical help for my painful neck, which robs my sleep and distracts me from God’s call to write. It also prevents me from being able …

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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 that it continues. But does this truth 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 …

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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 one 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 …

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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? How can I know God? 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 …

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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? He says, “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 …

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