Personal Blog entries
My apologetic resume reads like a self-seeking Christian. My curiosity was peaked and the more I studied the more I wanted to know. Now I want to be able to articulate what I know to be true in my heart and mind to others. I need to keep my training up and continue to find new ways to be inspired.
I was raised Catholic by my parents. Went to Chalolic school till the 3rd grade. While I went to church I would not say I was overly faithful or religious. It was just like I was going through the motions. Never really examined my thinking on God, Jesus, or my faith.
Young Earth vs Old Earth
Have you ever thought really hard about the age of the Earth. There seems to be two sides to every debate. There is a really good video on this topic on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ZzU_Y8YD0 I don't think it settles the issue but I think both sides are presented clear enough. On one side there Ken Ham a firm believer in 6 days of creation and that the Earth is thousands of years old. Hugh Ross on the other side in which the Earth is millions of years old. I want to stress here that both sides make their arguments from the God’s Word. Something that is refreshing and mentally simulating.
Christian World View holds that there is one God in three unique persons, The Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We also know that God created the heavens, Earth and all living creatures including humans. We are made in His image. The first two humans were named Adam and Eve.
Have you ever been asked to defend your faith in Christ? Peter 3:15 says “But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence." How would your defense of your Christian faith differ from any other person’s faith? Most people will use a personal testimony for a defense. The problem is that the same defense can hold true for many other faiths or religions. Many people will say that they feel better because they follow some other belief or practice and it gives them peace.
Sounds a bit confusing doesn’t it? Indiana Jones had this very dilemma. His father has just been shot. The only cure is the Holy Grail after going through several life threaten obstacles he come up to a very large and deep chasm. He only hint he had was "Only in the leap from the lion's head will he prove his worth." Before he stepped out on to the hidden bridge he had a belief that he would be able to cross the chasm. Once he stepped on that bridge he had belief in that was able.
What follow is what I wrote late in the day on 9-11 just after I came home. I did not want to talk but I respected peoples desire to know. When God gives you a story I feel compelled to tell. I have not changed a word.
I guess everyone is now saying they had a bad feeling. Who knew it would be this bad. The Monday commute home was not the same. I felt a strong need to be home. The air was thick and the skies signaled a storm that could impose great damage. By the time I came home. The air cleared, my mood had not.
Author - Guy Yasika
Looking to profess my faith to anyone that will listen.