Image from WikipediaAn unbeliever once asked Rabbi Akiva, "who created the World?"
"God" replied the Rabbi.
"Prove it, " demanded the unbeliever.
Rabbi Akiva told him "Come back tomorrow."
When the man came back the next day, Rabbi Akiva asked "What are you wearing?"
"Who made it?"
"I don't believe you, prove it." demanded the Rabbi.
"This is ridiculous. Can't you tell from the fabric and design that a weaver made this garment?" said the man.
"And you - can you not clearly tell that God made the world?"
After the unbeliever left, Rabbi Akiva explained to his students, "Just as a house was obviously built by a builder and a garment obviously sewn by a tailer, so was the world obviously made by a Creator.
Image from WikipediaAn unbeliever once asked Rabbi Akiva, "who created the World?"
If a builder erects a house without consulting an architect, how will the end product look? He might find his building lacking necessary doors, windows, or staircases. He might have mis-constructed a basic support beam so that the entire house will collapse shortly after completion. Every building must therefore be preceded by a plan. The first step towards construction is for the architect to draw up a complete map of the house, including each of its divisions, entrances, and exits. Then the builder follows the construction plan, transferring it into actuality.
Since Christ is the architect of our universe it was designed with the purpose of divine salvation. God knew before the foundation of the world that we would rebel against him and that he would need to come to this world and die for our sins and set us free to worship him of our own free will. Thank you Lord Jesus.
Here is a great video from Petra perfect for the season
Rojoy sent me this tag.
I AM… a Father and a Husband
I WANT…. To make my family and God happy.
I HAVE.. 2 adorable kids and a loving wife.
I WISH…. to have a lot of money.
I HATE… annoying and loud people.
I FEAR… to die young and leave my family alone.
I SEARCH… family history for my family tree.
I WONDER… why I am poor, when I have met so many dumb people with money.
I REGRET… that I wasted my inheritance on a failed real estate career.
I LOVE…. my wife, my kids, my family and friends and most of all my God..
I ALWAYS… Feel Tired.
I AM NOT… rich when it comes to wealth but I am rich at heart.
I DANCE… ballroom and anything as long as the music sounds great.
I SING… but not very good my mother was a runner up for the voice of Snow White and I am an American Idol horrid audition.
I CRY… while watching sad movies.
I WRITE… anything and post it to my blog.
I WON….. The best wife in the whole world, but I would love to add the lottery to that please..
I AM CONFUSED… How my wife got such a high page rank so fast.
I NEED… to do more with my blog
I SHOULD… buy a lottery ticket so I can win the lottery LOL.
THE LAST THOUGHT BEFORE GO TO SLEEP…. say my prayers and thank God for the day.
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Genesis Chapter One
1) In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
King James Version
John Chapter One
1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
2) The same was in the beginning with God
3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
4) In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
5) And the light shineth in the darkness comprehended it not.
The King James Version
What Preceded the Creation of the Universe
Before creating the universe, Hashem *** brought into existence seven concepts which are essential for the functioning of the world:
1) Torah – The Word of God
2) Teshuva – Repentance
3) Gan Eden – The Garden of Eden
4) Gehinnom – Hell
5) The Kisay Hakavod – Heavenly Throne of Glory
6) The Bais Hamikdash – The Temple of God
7) The Name of Mashiach – Messiah or Christ
*** Hashem means the name of God. Jewish people believe the God’s actual name is to Holy of imperfect men to utter, so instead they say Hashem.
A) The World was created solely for the purpose of learning Torah ( The Word of God) and fulfilling its dictates.
B) Teshuva (Repentance) was conceived in order to maintain existence. A world without teshuva would inevitably perish in the face of Hashem’s judgment.
C) Gan Eden ( Garden of Eden) was conceived in order to insure a reward for the righteous.
D) The Heavenly Throne of God was conceived prior to the universe in order to manifest Hashem’s glory in the world.
E) The place where the shechina was to dwell permanently is the Bais Hamikdash ( The Temple) was conceived as a condition for creation.
F) The final goal of humanity is to attain the state of the days of Mashiach (Messiah or Christ); therefore the name of Mashiach had to be formulated even before the world’s inception.
The Midrash Says by Rabbi Moshe Weissman Benei Yakov Publications
The greatest thing that ever happened in my life is when Jesus Christ became the Lord of my Life. A lot of wonderful things have happened to me. I found the greatest wife in the whole wide world. Her name is Joy and she is my Joy from the Lord. God has blessed me with two beautiful little girls, Leona and Angelina. I love my family with all of my heart and I am very grateful to the Lord for this amazing blessing. But of all the blessings that God can bestow on any human being nothing is as wonderful as his Son Jesus Christ.
I was born into a Catholic home both parents and all four grandparents were practicing Catholics. When I was two years old my parents got divorced and because my mother could no longer receive communion she stopped going to church. When I was five she remarried a man who was an atheist. My new father soon became an alcoholic and my mother soon followed suit. I was separated from my father’s parents and soon had no contact with that side of the family. Unfortunately my stepfather’s family was no practicing Christians.
Although I still had a close relationship with my mother’s parents who were serious Catholics I was not exposed to church very much. My grandparent’s talked about Mary, and St. Jude, but didn’t talk about Jesus. And even though I went with them to church as a small child the Mass in the 1960’s was entirely in Latin.
But even though the dice were stacked against me God had different ideas. Even though I didn’t go to Church my heart was fixed on God. My earliest memories were of playing in a room in my grandmother’s house with Jesus sitting on the floor talking to me as I played. Now understand it may just have been my imagination, maybe Jesus was my imaginary friend but it is entirely possible it was him. This was a memory from when I was less than five prior to my mother remarrying and I was living with my grandparents.
Another early memory from that time was coming out to the living room during the Easter season. On the T.V. was a movie The Greatest Story Ever Told. When I found out it was about Jesus and I was all excited because it was about my friend. When they got to the part about the crucifixion I freaked out. I got mad and yelled at the T.V. and said “Don’t you know who that is? He’s the Son of God.” For weeks I tried to figure out how to make a time machine and go back in time and bring some U.S. Marines to take care of those Roman guys.
When I was about 6 or 7 the Holy Spirit started to convict my soul and I would cry myself to sleep because I knew I was a sinner and if I died in my sleep I would go to hell. Apparently I had reached the age of accountability and needed to get born again. Now please understand no one preached the gospel to me. I knew that Jesus was somehow the answer but I didn’t know how. I tried to read the scripture but was lost because I could barely read and of course where do you start to read a book. In the Beginning God created the heavens and the earth. After I read the first few chapters of Genesis I was completely lost.
My grandparents put me in Catechism study so I could make my first communion. I was convinced that once I had taken this step I would finally be saved. But of course I was disappointed to realize that I underwent a ritual but that was not enough to get me right with God. So as a child I went from Church to Church in my community looking for salvation. At about 8 years old I would ride my bike to a different church each week looking for salvation. Unfortunately no one took a little boy seriously may God have mercy on them on the Day of Judgment.
When I was 11 years old we moved to a different town and just before my 12th birthday I was walking down the road. A man drove down the road and stopped his car. He rolled down his window and called me over. He said “Has anyone ever told you about Jesus and the plan of Salvation?” I said “No. I have been looking my whole life to find the answer.” He told me the plan of salvation and right there in the middle of a dead end street I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I don’t remember if I have ever seen this man again. But that day a stranger led me to the lord and I became Born Again.
For a while I attended a Baptist Church, then Assembly of God, then some variety of non-denominational churches. And for about 7 or 8 years I even attended a Messianic Jewish Congregation. And now with my wife I once again attend a Catholic Church because that is were she feels comfortable.
It doesn’t matter who variety of church you attend what is important is that you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Religion is nice but doesn’t bring salvation only the life changing personal relationship with Christ. So If you haven't yet made Jesus the Lord of Your Life I urge you to do it today.
- Roger Lunn
- I'm 46 years old married to a Filipino. I have two small children. I was a solider in the United States Army. I attended Bridgewater State College were I took a double major in Accounting and Finance with a minor in economics. I am a born again christian and a conservative republican.