Abraham was instructed to sacrifice Issac to God. But what if God never intends to accept or allow this sacrifice to take place? If God is all knowing then the plan and the outcome are already known by God. If on the other hand God does not know what Abraham will do and what’s going to happen then God is not God, but god.
What would I give to see God for who he is. All of his glory in such a way that it would drive me to my knees like Isaiah in fear and trembling. To really grasp my weakness and unimportance in the presence of God.
Are you supposed to leave your mind at the sanctuary door? Why does it seem so many people think that either believing in God requires turning off your brain, or if you’re not turning off your mind well then at least faith has no place in the outside world. Religion is all well and good but there are far too many holes and too many leaps of faith to make it really of any value besides making you “feel” good.
Well that’s a bunch of baloney, a load of bull. Stop and actually look at the current trends in scientific study such as cosmology, biology, and history and look at all of the leaps of faith being touted as fact and ask yourself, does this make sense?
I still remember sitting in a third grade classroom in Lancaster and having a teacher tell us that the earth was heading into the next ice age. Thirty years later, my own kids are being told that the planet is warming. High school, the planets millions of years old, today its billions, and too bad those extra zeros couldn’t have found their way to my bank account instead. Science would like for us to “Believe” it has all the answers, but it doesn’t. Two of my brothers are men of science, one a doctor the other computers, and don’t get me wrong I want science to take us to the moon and beyond, thankful for its cure of polio, and hope for further amazement. Hey I’m still waiting for the flying car and the transporter. But what I really want is to hear science say “Well if this then that, but the truth is we really don’t know. What we are telling you is what we think happened, but to truly believe it we have to take this amazing leap of faith that things played out in the past exactly how we think they did with absolutely no variance to the equation.
So which is more an act of blind faith? Believing in the latest idea about how the world began, no it’s NOT a theory go plug “scientific theory” into Wikipedia yourself, then ask does evolution meet that criteria? Or is a belief system that’s been around for 2,000 years seem more stable more permanent and less a blind leap than the latest trend?