Have you ever wondered why we even pray? The reason I ask is this: Jesus said in Matthew 6:7-8:
“But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.”
If God knows what we need before we ask, then why do we pray? There’s a story in Matthew 20: Continue reading →
In this post, I’d lay down some points and discuss the conclusion I arrived at.
Acts 6:5- Philip is chosen as one of the seven
Acts 8:5-13- Philip goes to Samaria and preaches the Gospel
Acts 8:26-39- Philip preaches to and baptizes the eunuch of Ethiopia
Acts 8:40- Philip settles in Caeserea.
Acts 10:1-8- Cornelius the centurion in Caeserea receives a vision to send for Peter who is in Joppa.
Acts 10:9-48- Peter goes to Caeserea with the people sent, preaches to the centurion and his household, they receive the Holy Spirit and they are baptized.
Food for thought:
Philip was in Caeserea; why didn’t God send Philip to pray for the Centurion? Why did He have to send for Peter who was 4 days away? Give it some thought…In the next article, I’d continue with my points and tell you what I think.
Isaiah 55:8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.”
This post will be more about asking questions and letting my mind wander. It is definitely going under ‘Philosophy’. The main question is this:
Is Spring a time period (range of months) or is it an occurrence?
You’d get where I’m coming from in a bit. Spring, as in the season, is so called because it is a time when things “spring forth”. So the trees start growing leaves again after shedding them in autumn/winter. Based on this definition, we can say Spring is an occurrence.
This is going to be my 2nd major philosophical post and it will touch a bit on Spirituality too. I asked a question in one of my posts about what our reaction would be if we didn’t have Google like it is today. My reasoning is that if we didn’t have Google like this, we would never have known that Google could be like this? Follow?
I learnt some deep things in School of Disciples today. That’s why I’ve been MIA. I apologize. I was taught by an exceptional man- lawyer taught pastor; a man given to much reading and learning (he has over 5 degrees in diverse areas of study- Theology, Education, Sociology). The most important thing I learnt is to always keep an open mind- don’t be dogmatized. But we’d talk about something else.
What’s the difference between a man and a woman? In the basest form of our makeup, there’s no difference- we are all spirit. The differences come up in our form. It means the true essence of any human being is first spiritual before it is physical (form). Understanding this difference helps us grasp the concept of faith.
What is faith? Faith is believing that you already have what you asked for even before it is physically manifested. Therefore we can say faith brings essence into form. The story of creation is one of faith because even though Gen 1:11 tells us that God created the vegetation and it was so, Gen 2:5 tells us that no plant had grown because God had not caused it to rain on the earth. How was it then so? Because it was so in the essence before it even formed.
Perhaps this will helps us understand Faith a bit more.
Food for thought:
We cannot see the air we breathe yet we know it is there. Therefore we ‘live’ everyday by faith.
John 20:29 “Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”