Telescopes, binoculars, Science, ‘dreams‘…
Ever made an oath? Testified under oath? In a court of law, what do we place our hands on?
What does it mean to swear by God’s Name? It is a prohibition of blasphemy, specifically, the misuse or “taking in vain” of the name of the God of Israel, or using His name to commit evil, or to pretend to serve in His name while failing to do so.
Speak casually or idly of someone, as in There he goes, taking my name in vain again. This idiom originated as a translation from the Latin of the Vulgate Bible (Exodus 20:7), “to take God’s name in vain,” and for a time was used only to denote blasphemy and profanity.
Electrons, ions….? So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Has any Man(Wo) seen God? No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, Who is Himself God and is in closest relationship with The Father, has made Him known!
Jesus is believed to be the Jewish messiah Who is prophesied in the Hebrew Bible, which is called the Old Testament in Christianity. It is believed that through His crucifixion and subsequent resurrection, God offered humans salvation and eternal life, that Jesus died to atone for sin to make humanity right with God.
Are you right? Is there something more 🤔? What occurs after ‘life’ here on Earth?
Science? Or history? The question has always existed! What comes next? https://www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-history/history-afterlife-meaning-what-happens-when-we-die/
What is ‘Faith’?
- Complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Similar: trust, belief, confidence, conviction, credence, reliance, dependence, optimism, hopefulness, hope, expectation. Opposite: Mistrust.
- Strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof. Similar: Religion, church, sect, denomination, persuasion, religious persuasion, religious belief, belief, code of belief, ideology, creed, teaching, dogma, doctrine.
Is there really an ‘outer space’? What Created it? What is Science? What is religion?
Finally, sisters and brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8
And back to our ‘introduction’: The Jews were told to swear oaths only in the name of Jehovah their God. Jesus tells us “it is better to swear no oath at all” than to swear one and then break it, but there were times when an oath was appropriate. But our “yes” should mean “yes” and our “no” mean “no” regardless of whether it be uttered in the form of an oath or not.
And we pray:
Help me to walk and speak honestly with others and especially before You. If I swear an oath to You in a court room, or for another purpose, let me keep it. Open my eyes, ears and heart to know and understand Your Will LORD. Let my prayers to You be honest, not with feigned words but with words that flow from my heart, Amen. You know my heart already, so there is no reason to try to hide anything from You, Lord. Let my prayer be both reverent and honest. Amen.