Two cents can bring a change

We cite dead people’s words because they live on, yet many of us deny the Owner of the alphabet His right to live on………a rather bizarre thing.

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Mankind innately knows the worth of the dead poets legacy, yet we deny He who inspired the poetry through His creation.

We study history to give a present context to our understanding, yet we ignore He who set history in motion.

We trust the words of men a hundred years ago, two hundred, or five hundred years, as they recount events perfectly, yet we somehow laugh at a man’s ability to chronicle events two thousand years ago, as if they could not spell or write. Our ancestors would embarrass us in their mental acumen and attention to detail.

We laud the architecture of European castles and the estate of Bill Gates, yet we fail to see how they pale in comparison to the implanted nature and engineering of a spider’s web, or the roots of a tree, or the fanning strut of the male turkey, given freely by He who made all things.

Imagine a man sitting down at his desk trying to design a way a common spider would eat. Would he have drafted a spun web in all its ‘simpleness of complexity?’ Nope, that was left to the given genius of the insect.  Consider another man creating the root system for trees; to spend so much time on that which is unseen. Purely laughable. And the tom, what man would enable the big bird to own the forest with his thunderous gobble?

A web, a root, and a low flying bird that walks all day. Where is mans hand in this? What glory can man boast of by being a bystander to the marvels of creation?

Men were not so careless to write that their hearts were ‘deceitful and desperately wicked above all things.’ Oh how some things never change. It is always easier to trust a person who does not have an agenda, and who just reports the facts, kinda like a faithful messenger.

This is the emolument of scripture, where the weakness of God is stronger than men, and pays far more worthier dividends. Words. Yep, His words: reliable, verifiable, and truthful.

Kingdoms were brought down because of a mans word or a handshake; today, a man’s word changes like a chameleon depending on what is convenient, and the handshake to most is merely a courtesy. Oh how we cherish they whose words are sure.

Fortunately, the word of God is that surety.

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36 Responses to Two cents can bring a change

  1. archaeopteryx1 says:

    Men were not so careless to write that their hearts were ‘deceitful and desperately wicked above all things.’

    That is SO not true, CS – that’s EXACTLY what men did. How insidiously clever too, for the priests to claim that humans were infected with a disease – evil – and they just happened to have the only cure in town, as long as the people were willing to house them, and bring them a tenth of the fruits of their labor.

    Kingdoms were brought down because of a mans word or a handshake

    Which ones, CS? Do you have a list of those kingdoms that were brought down by a handshake? Could I have that list, please? I’d like to research it and report the results back here.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      No archx

      Men would not say that (regarding deceitful and desperately wicked) about the heart of man, neither would you. It’s not flattering enough.

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    • theancients says:

      arch,
      you’ll need to make a definite decision on the ancient ones and stick with it. Now you’re lauding them for being clever, where many times before you’ve derided them for being mere illiterate herdsmen.
      one moment you speak as though they never existed, the next you give (derogatory) credence to their existence.

      I know you deny it, but CS’ posts fill a void you cannot bring yourself to admit exists. You know that God, The Lord Jesus, the Word is real and true. It is the Holy Spirit who is consistently drawing you, so please don’t allow yourself to harden your heart to the point you’ve totally desensitize or deaden yourself to all that God is.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        Now you’re lauding them for being clever, where many times before you’ve derided them for being mere illiterate herdsmen.

        You’re putting words into my mouth that I didn’t say. I’ve said that the Bible was written by anonymous, superstitious, scientifically-ignorant Bronze and Iron Age men, but at no point have I said they were illiterate herdsmen – clearly, someone illiterate couldn’t write. I don’t mind being quoted, as long as I’m quoted correctly.

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        • theancients says:

          I won’t debate the assignment of the quote nor your incorrect description of the men the Holy Spirit used to author the Bible as that’s straying from the main point.

          The point being – you have an intuitive knowledge of the existence of God, and while you’ve chosen not to acknowledge or esteem Him as God, none of this inaction changes who He is, what He has lovingly done on your behalf and the great inheritance He has for you.
          You can choose to continue to ignore and deny what you know to be true, or you can humbly accept ALL He’s freely and lovingly provided for you.

          Blessings.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          you have an intuitive knowledge of the existence of God” – I have a natural human tendency to assign agency where there is none, it’s a survival technique we inherited from our early hominid ancestors – the same tendency can be seen in chimps, wild or domestic, but I would hardly call it a god, whether Odin, Zeus, Yaweh or Ahura Mazda.

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        • theancients says:

          [having] a natural human tendency to assign agency…
          This is simply confirmation that you have an intuitive knowledge of God. Because you have never esteemed Him as God, nor are you thankful for any or all that He’s done in your life, your imaginations and understanding have become vain-(futile, empty, of no real value), to the point that you would publicly admit to being the seed of early hominid – whatever that is.

          You said the same tendency is seen in chimps… Really?
          Does a chimp know it’s a chimp? Does a chimp sit and ponder its origins, purpose, and future.
          Anyway, you’re entitled to your opinions; it’s just an odd thing to interact with a human being who doesn’t know he’s SO much more than a chimp or wild/domestic animal. I blame it on not glorying God, being unthankful, having vain imaginations that ultimately lead one to act out of the foolishness of a darkened heart.

          I won’t leave you in despair though, because all this is easily remedied. Esteem God, Be Thankful, Healthy Imagination allows you to see and appreciate the things of God, and all of these give way to a good heart, a heart transformed by the power and word of God.
          Isn’t God awesome!
          Yes He is.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          That’s some pretty good two cents Ancients 😉

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          This is simply confirmation that you have an intuitive knowledge of God.” – That sentence in itself, ancients, is a prime example of seeing agency where there is none.

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        • theancients says:

          Friend,
          it doesn’t matter what phrases, what excuses, what methods one uses to suppress what he innately knows to be true -[that there is A God, the creator of ALL things]- the reality of God is plain enough to see. Open your eyes, and there it is!
          So unfortunately for you, you’re without excuse. You can keep grasping at straws, but you’ve convinced no one, not even yourself.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          I needn’t convince myself of anything, ancients – atheism is humanity’s natural default.

          “It is an interesting and demonstrable fact, that all children are atheists, and if religion were not inculcated into their minds, they would remain so.”
          — Ernestine Rose —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Here ya go archx,

          but of course you ‘never cut and paste…………’ How many times have you repeated this same lame quote……

          Here’s a better one:
          ‘The foolishness of God is wiser than men.’ So much for E. Rose.

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        • theancients says:

          LOL…seriously?…look around you…go through your history books… consult those archeologists you esteem… EVERY SINGLE NATION has always worshipped either the true God, or some other god (demonstrating humanity’s innate need/desire to worship).
          To say atheism is humanity’s natural default is just a laughable statement.

          I sure hope you’re better than a stone, because as far as I can tell stones don’t espouse a belief– and even in saying that I am convicted by the Holy Spirit to make mention that even if men refuse to praise God, the very stones will cry out to Him in praise.
          Let it not be said, a stone is better or more capable than I am of giving praise and glory to my God. I will praise the God of my Salvation with the very breath and voice He has given to me (no stone was favored with such honor).

          That foolish phrase by E. Rose I leave to be repeated by those professing themselves wise but demonstrating only a compacted and foolish heart.

          The Lord Jesus Himself says: the kingdom of heaven belongs to those who can receive it like children.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Interesting archx, as Ancients did not quote you, but paraphrased you perfectly.

          A casual search of your opinions of those men who relied on the God of scripture, does in fact have you determining that they were somehow short of logic.

          Btw, ‘illiterate’ is not limited to merely writing.

          According to the dictionary, it is also “Ignorant of the fundamentals of a given art or branch of knowledge.’

          Ancients comment stands alone in clarity, and one in which I concur as to your selective usage of scripture..

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Even accepting that, CS – which I don’t, as your definition could well mean they lacked proficiency in the use of the Hulahoop – I’ve certainly never said they were herdsmen.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Take care for now.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Great observation Ancients as to your first point regarding how some ‘use’ scripture, and on too many occasions, deceitfully. That is a FACT.

        ‘You know that God is real..’ Also a FACT.

        And to your second point, it is an opinion as to your appreciation of this site, and tkx for it 😉

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  3. Well said, Colorstorm. One of my favorite things you’ve said is about trusting the words of a good man. A man’s word used to mean everything and a hand shake was a contract. We’ve strayed a bit far from those ideals and now live in a much more jaded world, but the truth is still steadfast and consistent in spite of us and our beliefs or lack thereof.

    “Imagine a man sitting down at his desk trying to design a way a common spider would eat…”

    It’s somewhat amusing to me, we’ve managed to design some really elaborate robots that look like humans and yet we still haven’t figured out how to make them walk upright. We can give them wheels or make them stationary, but the simple act of maintaining your balance while putting one foot in front of the other continues to elude us. It turns out this is not so simple.

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    • theancients says:

      It’s because we do not value or trust our own words that we foolishly do not value nor trust the Word of The Eternal God who absolutely CANNOT lie… but whose words MUST accomplish its stated purpose.

      If one truly believed that it is the very word of God that is upholding and sustaining this universe, we would esteem His word much more.

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      • “…it is the very word of God that is upholding and sustaining this universe, we would esteem His word much more.”

        Amen! It is the Word of God that is currently upholding my personal universe, hence the high esteem for His mercy and love 😉

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        • theancients says:

          Praise God for that personal testimony. I know you’re speaking from a thankful heart, because only when we glorify/esteem Him are we truly thankful for all that He is.
          Blessed to have read this; continue in His limitless love and mercy!

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  4. Tricia says:

    It’s so true what you say about man attempting to design nature and how laughable that thought is. The web, the root, the walking bird, slugs, ants, larvae, the annoying mosquito buzzing my ear; all perfectly designed for a purpose way beyond our comprehension. That drives many people crazy I think, as does the fact that God’s words are always true. Impossible to believe one and not the other.

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  8. munyingnying says:

    Romans 1:18-20;28
    18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
    28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind….” (quoted from Bible Gateway)

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