I am finally back to a place of blur and obscurity. I believe this is the third time I try to keep my blog active, let’s see how it goes.
Here I am at another fork in my life, except it’s not the simple pick two game, it’s a bajillion different options of where I can go and what I can do. All I have to do is to take the first step. I have a great idea for an app (unlike anything you’ve seen on any Appstore) , I’ve started writing a book on Google Docs (2 pages, stuck on a different type of fork, maybe it’ll turn out to be a short story, or it can become the next Narnia), and then there are many different types of careers that I am capable of doing.
But before making decision to all that, I have to consider what I value most in this life. It all leads to the question many people are asking, “What is my purpose in life?”
Well I already know what is my purpose, in fact, I know what YOUR purpose is. It’s an outrageous and absurd statement, but not too outrageous if you were to know about the truth about existence, the One who made it and why.
I originally began to write this to talk about random things, but since my hands has lead me up to this, then I will share a little more of what science says about God. (Man, I thought this post was going to be short…)
#1 “But science already proves God doesn’t exist?” or #2 “Evolution proves we come from monkeys.” And there are many “scientific” statements that argues against the existence of a omnipotent, omniscient, and loving God.
That’s not really the important part, but nevertheless, for the sake of this post, I need to answer those two statements at the very least. I’ll talk about the important part once I finish explaining. You can skip this if you want to, just press CTRL+F or Command/F if you’re on iOS
#1 “But science already proves God doesn’t exist?”
Firstly I will define science using online dictionaries, I’ll list 2, but you can look it up in different places as well.
– (from Dictionary.com) systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.
– (from Merriam-Webster) knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through scientific method
(observation/question, create hypothesis, predict results, test hypothesis by observing/testing experiment, end with analysis)
I am defining science as the way to gain knowledge of something. There are other definitions for science as well, such as “the state of knowing : knowledge as distinguished from ignorance or misunderstanding”
From the above definitions, in the simplest terms, the scientific method is the following: look at something, do something with it and see if anything interesting happens, look at the results and see if it worked out.
(This is my interpretation of the scientific method for easier digestion for readers)
The first step, “look at something”, the basis of science, defined as a way of gaining knowledge, only works on the physical and tangible.
Is God physical and tangible? I will not define God in human terms but by His own Word. John 4:24 “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship him in spirit and in truth.” Jesus himself says “God is spirit” This leads to the conclusion: the scientific method cannot be used on God, therefore science is incapable of proving and denying God’s existence.
I just used the scientific method by the way to prove scientific method is useless on the existence of God.
(Question/Observation: Can science prove God’s existence? Hypothesis: If the scientific method cannot observe God, then science is incapable of prove nor deny God’s existence. Experiment: Find definition for science and scientific method, in additional to find the composition of God in reliable sources. Analysis: Scientific Method can only be used on the physical and material. “God is Spirit”. Spirit is neither physical and material. Scientific Method cannot be used. Conclusion: Science cannot prove nor deny God’s existence.)
Are you still reading? I congratulate you on your willingness to seek truth and knowledge. Jesus says “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7
I hope you can find what you seek in this post: E.G. purpose of your life, or for all human life.
#2 “Evolution proves we come from monkeys.”
I’m not an expert on this question, so if you really want to look, here’s a page I found. I believe you should find opposing arguments and see which ones are more logical. The truth always wins. Think of this as if you having no more clean underwear left and you’ve already flipped a side.
（I don’t know why but Google Search is strangely for proving how we don’t come from Apes, I typed “how DNA proves we come from apes”, “evolution proves we come from monkeys”, and “evolution proves we come from apes” see if you get the same results)
So that stuff above is not really that important. If that’s not important, what is? This message is the most valuable thing that you will ever hear and should you choose to believe, it will change your life. This is the Christian Gospel (not Catholicism, not Mormon, not Jehovah’s Witness) in its simplest form and all that you need. I hope I don’t get owned by any copy write for sharing this. So I will write this in a different way. Hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing this.
A Day In the Life
Scene 1: Outside Science and Engineering Library in UC Santa Cruz on a Wednesday Afternoon.
Two strangers begin to walk up to a poor fellow studying for Organic Chemistry
(walks up behind Poor Fellow)
Have you 5 minutes of your time?
(Haven’t turned around yet)
I don’t want to buy your stinky perfume. Shoo! Go Away!
(Turns around upon realization it is not the perfume salesperson)
Oh… Sorry, I was really annoyed by this perfume guy. He was here earlier going around bothering everyone. What do you want?
(whispers to stranger A)
다음사람으로 넘어가는게 좋을거같아?
(Show Captions when possible: “Maybe we should move on to the next person)
（Poor Fellow looks at them curiously)
(Show Captions when possible: Just do it)
(turns to Poor Fellow)
So we’re from this campus ministry called KCCC, and here’s this little booklet I would like to share with you.
Oh sure, I’m bored from studying.
So here’s this booklet.
(Shows booklet to Poor Fellow)
(Projector: Cover of 4 Spiritual Laws)
(Reads straight up from book, flipping cover so only one page is shown at a time, using a pen to point at the words in the book as Stranger A reads to Poor Fellow. Poor Fellow nods occasionally along with responsive mmhmm during the reading eventually stares at his fingernails and attempts to clean them)
(Projector: Show pages as Stranger A reads)
Just as there are physical laws that govern
the physical universe, so are there spiritual laws
that govern your relationship with God.
God loves you and offers a wonderful plan for your life.
“God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever
believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16, NIV).
[Christ speaking] “I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly”
[that it might be full and meaningful] (John 10:10).
Why is it that most people are not experiencing that abundant life?
Man is sinful and separated from God.
Therefore, he cannot know and experience
God’s love and plan for his life.
Man is Sinful
“All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).
Man was created to have fellowship with God; but, because of his own stubborn
self-will, he chose to go his own independent way and fellowship with God was broken.
This self-will, characterized by an attitude of active rebellion or passive indifference,
is an evidence of what the Bible calls sin.
Man Is Separated
“The wages of sin is death” [spiritual separation from God] (Romans 6:23).
This diagram illustrates that God is holy and man is sinful. A great gulf separates the two. The arrows illustrate that man is continually trying to reach God and the abundant life through his own efforts, such as a good life, philosophy, or religion
-but he inevitably fails.
The third law explains the only way to bridge this gulf…
Jesus Christ is God’s only provision for man’s sin.
Through Him you can know and experience
God’s love and plan for your life.
He Died In Our Place
“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners,
Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
He Rose from the Dead
“Christ died for our sins… He was buried… He was raised on the third day,
according to the Scriptures… He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve.
After that He appeared to more than five hundred…” (1 Corinthians 15:3-6).
He Is the Only Way to God
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life, no one comes to
the Father but through Me'” (John 14:6).
This diagram illustrates that God has bridged the gulf that separates us from Him by sending His Son, Jesus Christ, to die on the cross in our place to pay the penalty for our sins.
It is not enough just to know these three laws…
We must individually receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord;
then we can know and experience God’s love and plan for our lives.
We Must Receive Christ
“As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children
of God, even to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12).
We Receive Christ Through Faith
“By grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves,
it is the gift of God; not as result of works that no one should boast” (Ephesians 2:8,9).
When We Receive Christ, We Experience a New Birth
(Read John 3:1-8.)
We Receive Christ Through Personal Invitation
[Christ speaking] “Behold, I stand at the door and knock;
if any one hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him” (Revelation 3:20).
Receiving Christ involves turning to God from self (repentance) and trusting
Christ to come into our lives to forgive our sins and to make us what He wants us to be.
Just to agree intellectually that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He died on the cross
for our sins is not enough. Nor is it enough to have an emotional experience.
We receive Jesus Christ by faith, as an act of the will.
These two circles represent two kinds of lives:
S-Self is on the throne
-Christ is outside the life
-Interests are directed by self, often
resulting in discord and frustration
-Christ is in the life and on the throne
S-Self is yielding to Christ,
resulting in harmony with God’s plan
-Interests are directed by Christ,
resulting in harmony with God’s plan
(End of Reading)
(Talks to Poor Fellow face to face)
Which circle best represents your life?
(Points to the left circle)
Now, which circle would you like to have represent your life?
I don’t know yet.
It is a pretty big decision, so if you ever want to accept Jesus in your life, you can do this.
(Points to the booklet again, with the pen, and reads)
The following explains how you can receive Christ:
You Can Receive Christ Right Now by Faith Through Prayer
(Prayer is talking with God)
God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your words as He is with the attitude
of your heart. The following is a suggested prayer:
Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life.
Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.
Does this prayer express the desire of your heart? If it does, I invite you to pray this
prayer right now, and Christ will come into your life, as He promised.
I’ll see, I think I need to know more first before I do anything.
That’s good. Let me just show you what happens when you receive Jesus in your life.
(Read up to 5:18)
You know we actually have a thing tonight at Social Science RM 110 @ 7PM. We meet on every Wednesday night. You can come check it out.
Sure, can I get your number in case I want to go?
(takes out phone)
My number is 820104313344, call me or text me. I got to go.
STRANGER A + B
Nice meeting you. Hope we see you again.
(Waves bye, walks around for next victim)
Now wasn’t that a great story? Maybe I’ll continue it on a different post.
Let’s see if I can do that fashion blog up next time.
Maybe I’ll continue in Ch. 1 of my book.
Still needs to find a real job.
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This post was almost got deleted 😮 Thank God for reminding me to Ctrl-A Ctrl-C this whole thing before it bugged on me.
Oh and I just got a haircut. I’ll post a picture when I have better lighting conditions.