Christians are often accused of having a God of the gaps mentality, but does the naturalist come out any better by saying that in the future we will have the answer that won’t require God? I don’t really think so. It is a guess, based on their preconceived notions. There is a big difference though, as Christians, we know that God works in two main ways; naturally, and supernaturally. We are open to all sorts of scientific explanations. Naturalist, on the other hand rule out some possibilities before they have collected a piece of evidence.
It is OK to keep looking for evidence to confirm or deny your hypothesis, but at some point you have to go with the evidence you already have. More and more people are beginning to believe that it took an intelligent agent to create the universe as it is how with the ability to support life. This isn’t just a guess, or lazy thinking, it is inferring the best possible explanation
“God of the Gaps” Excuse is Circular Reasoning — Logos Apologia.
At first sin can seem harmless, just a little tiny bump in your life. It can’t hurt if no one tells you just how bad it is.
Only it doesn’t stay small it gets larger, and then one day bad symptoms start showing up. A pregnant girlfriend, wife with an STD. Broken families, heart broken kids, who are reaching out for “love” from people who are bad news, before you know it this “harmless” little bump is taken over your entire life and hurt many others in the process.
I am by no means sinless, but I think that everyone should know that sin hurts people. Refusing to judge someone’s sin is doing no one any favors. If a medical doctor did not warn his patient that they have cancer, they would be guilty of malpractice and possibly murder. We may not be soul doctors, but we are receptionist to the doctor of souls, Jesus Christ. If we refuse to tell people that sin is malignant and will cause them much pain in the end we are guilty of malpractice..
When someone says to you that beliefs are not true for everyone, ask them if that is their belief. Because it is their belief, and beliefs are not true for everyone, then you don’t have to believe it.
1.Take Charge: Memories of past hurt and/or betrayal sometimes behave like rambunctious children in the back seat of the car you’re driving. Being on Route Forgiveness doesn’t mean you’ll never experience potholes along the road. When your emotions shift into high gear, you need to—take charge. Remind yourself you’ve already chosen to forgive. You’ve made the choice, and the rabble rouser trying to backseat drive will have to yield to your resolve to do the right thing. Peace and poison cannot reside together in your heart. It’s one or the other.
Read more at How to Forgive When You Can’t Forget: 5 Things You Need to Know.
Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
I might not always do this, but I try to always admit it when I have made a mistake. When you admit you are wrong you gain credibility as an honest person. When the person knows that they have caught you in either a lie or a mistake, and you refuse to admit it, they will have trouble ever trusting you again. Lies, blame shifting and avoiding the truth will only get you so far before you get busted.