Sunday, July 31, 2011

He Got Da Whole World In His Hands

This morning as we drove to church, the sun was hot shining through the windshield. It was 7:45 a.m., but I was already hot. I turned up the air-conditioner.

I said to my daughter, “You know, if the Sun shot out one extraordinary explosion of gas off it’s surface, like a power surge, - the entire Earth would be burned to a crisp.” 

She didn’t respond, or look at me, but kept driving with her sun glasses on. 

“But it doesn’t do that,” I continued. “God’s power monitors and regulates the Suns energy output. He is in control. The Earth’s temperature stays within the narrow band of what is comfortable and survivable for life on Earth.” (I thought about the relatively small temperature difference between below freezing and a scorching hot day) 

My daughter didn’t look or respond. Just kept driving, sunglasses in place. 

Feeling the need to further ‘wow’ her, I said, “That is amazing considering  the size of the sun, the intense heat, and the distances involved. That is called the ‘Anthropological Theory.’” Something sounded wrong when I said that. Was that what it was called? 

She didn’t say a word. Didn’t look impressed. “Oh,” as it suddenly came to me, “I mean the ‘Anthropic Principle.’ That means that many people see that the Earth is fine-tuned, by a Creator, to be just exactly what man needs.”

There. My speech was over. Pretty impressive argument for God. My daughter  casually reached up and flicked the radio to another music channel. No comment.

Wow, - kids these days just don’t get it.

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Quotes of Note ... The Invisible World

“Spiritual warfare is learning to recognize the strategies, refusing to cooperate with them, and aggressively cutting off the schemes of the devil in Jesus’ name.” Dean Sherman

“those who protest that God cannot exist because there is too much evil evident in life… Evil exists; therefore, the Creator does not. That is categorically stated… If evil exists, one must assume that good exists in order to know the difference. If good exists, one must assume that a moral law exists by which to measure good and evil. But if a moral law exists, must not one posit an ultimate source of moral law, or at least an objective basis for a moral law? By an objective basis, I mean something that is transcendingly true at all times, regardless of whether I believed it or not.” Ravi Zacharias

“But the Devil is no big threat to God’s purposes; he is not even remotely comparable in power. He has been given a limited time before his final judgment to try to prove his case, just as all other moral beings who have chosen to live in rebellion against heaven.” W.A. Pratney

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