Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Safely Home

Hey everyone,

I thought I would recommend an excellent book called, 'Safely Home'. It is written by Randy Alcorn and I absolutely loved it! Here is the intriguing excerpt from the back cover:

"Is this the day I die?"
Quan stiffened at the shout
behind him.The voice rang with
the authority of the Gong An Ju,
the Public Security Bureau. "You
meet in the night like the criminals
you are. How dare you defy the
law? In three minutes," Scarbrow
said matter-of-factly, " we will
shoot every man and woman-and
child-who does not declare
himself loyal to the people rather
than the gweilos, foreign devils."

"Surely this is the day."

American Business executive
Ben Fielding has no idea what his
brilliant old college roommate is
facing in China. But when they're
reunited in China after twenty
years, the men are shocked at what
they discover about each other.

Thrown together in an hour of
encroaching darkness, watched
by unseen eyes, both must make
choices that will determine not only
the destinies of the two men, but two
families,two nations...
and two worlds.

This was a very eye opening novel and I encourage everyone to read it! If you have read it I would love to hear your opinion.

God Bless!

What if We're Holograms?

This was an article that was published in my local news paper!

NEW YORK (AP) - Brian Greene works in a world where scientific reasoning rules all and imagination leads to the most unlikely truths.

Greene and other "string theorists" are exploring a possible scenario in which people and the world around us are actually a 3-D holographic projection of two-dimensional data that exists outside the accessible universe.

It's a concept so mind bending for those who don't understand the complex math behind it that many might decide it's best left to the academics.

It is almost as difficult to wrap one's head around as the possibility that we are all holograms projected over a distance, unable to detect the illusory nature of our 3-D world - another topic covered by a festival panel.

Greene's attempt to explain where our consciousness might reside, if we are indeed simply projections, is intriguing and perhaps less than comforting:

"It's there, too," he says. "Consciousness is nothing but the physical processes taking place in the brain. ... Consciousness is just another interaction of particles."

To Read the rest of this article Click Here.

My brother read this article and these verses to our church:

~Habakkuk 1:1-2, 4-5~

1 The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet received.

2 How long, O LORD, must I call for help,
but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, "Violence!"
but you do not save?

4 Therefore the law is paralyzed,
and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
so that justice is perverted.

The Lord 's Answer
5 "Look at the nations and watch—
and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
that you would not believe,
even if you were told.

~Habakkuk 2:1-3, 18-20~

1 I will stand at my watch
and station myself on the ramparts;
I will look to see what he will say to me,
and what answer I am to give to this complaint.

The LORD's Answer
2 Then the LORD replied:
"Write down the revelation
and make it plain on tablets
so that a herald
may run with it.

3 For the revelation awaits an appointed time;
it speaks of the end
and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it;
will certainly come and will not delay.

18 "Of what value is an idol, since a man has carved it?
Or an image that teaches lies?
For he who makes it trusts in his own creation;
he makes idols that cannot speak.

19 Woe to him who says to wood, 'Come to life!'
Or to lifeless stone, 'Wake up!'
Can it give guidance?
It is covered with gold and silver;
there is no breath in it.

20 But the LORD is in his holy temple;
let all the earth be silent before him."

~Genesis 1:1~

(My brother did not read this one)

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

After my brother read this my friend punched me and whispered in my ear "Nope not a hologram!" I think it's a rather silly idea! I don't know about you but I don't want to be a hologram! I would rather believe in God than in a scientist crazy idea!
In Christ,
P.S. If a pregnant lady goes in for a ultra sound and sees her baby on the screen how is that a reflection? The answer is, it can't be! Think about it for a moment! Something living inside of a woman or animal can't be a reflection!