101 The Sovereignty of God

Introduction

Everything written in the scriptures from Genesis to Revelation was written for our instruction to teach us the way to eternal life in peace with God and humanity.

Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works

1 Corinthians 10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

10:5 But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. 10:8 Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

10:9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. 10:10 Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.

10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. 10:12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

All of recorded scripture from Genesis to Revelation is the complete Word of God and is intended as instruction for humanity, to teach us to loath wickedness and to love and embrace the righteousness of godliness, which brings us the peace and secure prosperity that mankind longs for.

Jesus [Hebrew: Yeshua] taught that men are to live by every Word of God

Matthew 4:3 And when the tempter [Satan] came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Which God did Jesus know and refer to? The very King of the universe, God the Father in heaven!  

4:5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, 4:6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

 

Does God Exist?

Aristotle, Philosophy and Logic

Alexander the great conquered the Middle East from Greece to India from 336 to 323 B.C. 

Alexander was tutored by Aristotle who in turn had been taught by Plato, and as he conquered, Alexander spread the concepts of Plato and Aristotle’s logic far and wide.  Since that time the logic of Plato and Aristotle took deep root in the Western World and over time both the Rabbins and the professing Christians in Rome applied the logic of Aristotle to the Holy Scriptures, interpreting the scriptures through human reasoning in place of taking the Holy Scriptures literally.    

When examining an argument ALWAYS first address the basic premise on which the logic is based. 

All logic whether good or bad is based on a foundational premise:  If the premise is true and the logic is faultless then the conclusions will be true, however if the premise is false even the most perfect logic will be wrong.

An example of this is the claim by the proponents of evolution that “the natural selection of the peppered moth is an evolutionary instance of color variation in the moth population as a consequence of the Industrial Revolution. The concept refers to an increase in the number of dark-colored moths due to industrial pollution, and a reciprocal decrease in the population in a clean environment.” 

During the industrial revolution in Britain because of soot darkening the vegetation the dark colored peppered moths began to dominate as the white moths began to die out. 

If this is truly an example of evolution, the white moths would have had to evolve darker to cope with the environment.  Did this happen or did BOTH the light and dark colored moths already exist at the beginning of that period? 

In fact both the light colored and dark colored moths already existed and because the light colored ones began to stand out on the darker vegetation while the darker ones were well hidden, predators concentrated on the lighter colored moths.  There was absolutely NO evolution at all!  

Instead of evolving, the lighter colored moths died out; which does not prove evolution but to the contrary tends to prove that evolution is not true at all.  

This spurious argument is an example of twisting a fact, to falsely appear to support the preconceived premise.

Another example of assumptions is the Coelacanth, a fish previously declared to have become extinct some 65,000,000 years ago.  It is said that fossils of this fish have been found which are claimed to be 400,000,000 years old.  Since that unsupported claim, these fish have been found ALIVE, near Indonesia and Australia.  Evolutionists call this fish “a living fossil” sure proof of evolution.  In this they are clearly showing their bias and predisposition to believe what they want. 

Today’s fish is completely identical to its fossils; there is absolutely NO DIFFERENCE between this fish and it’s fossils: Where is the evolution? There has been NO evolution whatsoever over the claimed 400,000,000 years!  Yet they falsely claim that this is proof of evolution!

By starting with the assumed premise that evolution is true, they reach a false conclusion. 

In the search for truth one must put all the facts together, without twisting the facts to appear to support  a preconceived premise; when in reality they actually disprove that preconceived premise.  

Evolution is faith based fantasy which depends on deception as in the above examples

I Exist Therefore God Exists

René Descartes (1596-1650 A.D.) is today considered the father of modern philosophy, but he was himself a champion of the logic of Aristotle and Plato.  Lecturers in philosophy courses are fond of quoting Descartes “I think therefore I exist” statement as a starting point for their Aristotelian logic. 

This premise is sound, but then they use the logic of Aristotle to focus on humanity while ignoring this premise in relation to the existence of God.  If Descartes premise that “I think therefore I exist” is sound; then the premise that “I exist therefore God exists” is also sound!  

The existence of thought itself, the existence of man and the existence of all things; is proof of the existence of God!    Let us put our premise and logic to the test. 

Where Did You Come From?

We all have a biological father and mother; because two fully functional persons coming together; are necessary to make a new human being.  Genesis 1:27 . . .   male and female created he them.  All the higher animals were created male and female and one fully functional and fertile example of each sex must meet together with the same idea to produce offspring.  

That is reality my friends, the female cannot exist without the male, and the male cannot exist without the female, because the species cannot be reproduced without BOTH being present. 

Why do you think that evolutionists have spent generations brainwashing our children that it is impossible to answer the question “which came first the chicken or the egg”  when the answer is so glaringly obvious;  The chicken came first because it takes TWO, a male and a female [a rooster and a hen] to produce a fertile egg!  The same is true of an elephant, or a buffalo or a human being. 

Evolution is impossible, because reproduction and the continuation of species is impossible. without both sexes being fully formed, fully functional and present together in the same place at the same time. 

When Did Life Begin?  

Many have said that life begins with the first drawn breath, while others claim that life begins at a certain number of weeks after egg fertilization; when does life really begin. 

Through history there have been many childless women because either the husband of the wife is infertile or the wife is infertile.  To procreate it is not enough to have a male and a female come together; they must both be fertile. 

One may bathe all the eggs one wants in dead sperm and none of them will be fertilized and produce a child; on the other side one may bathe a dead egg in trillions of live sperm and that egg will never be fertilized to produce a child.  What does this mean? 

It means that both the sperm from the male and the egg from the female must already have life in them.  It means that humanity had life given to both men and women at some point and they have passed on that already existing life in themselves to their offspring! 

Life does not begin at birth or at conception, human life began with the first man, and has been passed on by the first man and woman down from generation to generation ever since!  

The egg has the life of the woman when it is produced by the woman, and the sperm has the life of the man when it is produces by the man; and then when a sperm fertilizes an egg the life of both the woman and the man are joined together to form a new human being. 

The eggs or sperm which do not join together are discarded as cells of the owner as one discards clipped hair or nails, but once combined they form a completely new human being who will never again be duplicated precisely [except for a certain type of twins formed from the same egg and sperm]. 

Mankind and all higher animals were created male and female, both sexes being created complete, fully formed, fully fertile and fully functional at the same time; and then life was placed in them:  which same life has continued from generation to generation from the very beginning of their creation. 

The existence of humanity proves the existence of God.

 

Evolution

The hypothesis of evolution requires vast eons of time to make it appear credible, so vast ages are assigned to various fossils and to the earth itself.  There is NO scientific way to measure such vast ages of time!  Carbon 14 is based on assumptions and when assumptions enter, true science leaves.  The assumption that the amount of radiation striking the earth to form carbon 14 is a constant, is well known to be false. The amount of radiation striking the earth is strongly influenced by solar activity, the distance to the sun and the strength of the earth’s magnetic field.  After three half-lives of about 15,000 total years, there is not enough carbon 14 to even be measured!  How can you get millions of years from that?  You can’t!

Other dating methods like potassium argon are even LESS reliable.  Material from Hawaii known to be 200 years old was dated as many millions of years old by this method. In addition to the assumptions on dating, evolution breaks every known applicable law of science, including the law of Biogenesis which I went into when discussing male and female.

The difference between an ape skull and a human skull.  An ape skull has a brow ridge across the face just above the eyes, a human skull does not. If a skull has a brow ridge it is an ape and if it does not it is human.

No intermediate species has ever been found for any creature, if evolution were true there would have to be more intermediate species fossils for earth’s many millions of creatures than there are atoms in the universe, NONE have ever been found.

Many people do not know that evolution is a very ancient philosophy espoused by the Epicureans of ancient Greece and put forward by Epictetus if not much earlier.  In thousands of years, not enough evidence has been found to even justify giving this hypothesis, the dignity of the title,  theory! 

Evolution is an error which along with atheism and all false religions will soon be discarded on the trash heap of history!

 

The Evil of Religion

Many have looked at this world seeing that many of its horrors are perpetrated in the name of a God or religion, and they see the incredible evils that religion has brought and make the mistake of blaming God for those evils. 

In reality, God’s Word and ways bring peace, prosperity and life, if only people would live by them; while the obvious evils perpetrated in the name of God are not godly at all and are a departure from the Word of God.   

Many religions of man do not accept the Word of God and instead rely directly on the philosophies and traditions of men, many of them very well meaning men.  In a similar way most of today’s Rabbins and professing Christians hold to the false premise that the Holy Scriptures are to be interpreted by the logic and traditions of men and are not meant to be literal.  Then using human logic they replace the truth of God – which brings peace and life – with the traditions of men, causing much suffering because man simply does not know the way to peace apart from the wisdom of God.  

Men pay lip-service to God but make the Word of God of no effect through their reasoning’s, as to why God’s Word does not mean what it says.

Matthew 15:8  This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.  15:9   But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

These men professing to be godly misuse Isaiah’s “here a little, there a little” instruction to search for scriptures appearing to support their preconceived conclusions instead of putting ALL the scriptures on a given subject together as Isaiah had intended.   

One can make any book mean anything, if one takes lines or words out of their proper context and selects only those words that appear to support a preconceived idea, it is only by putting all scriptures together on a particular subject that a truth can be found and understood.  

In truth it is those religions which do not adhere to every Word of God and attempt to interpret the Word of God according to the false traditions and reasoning’s of men that have brought such sorrow on this world. 

When men do things their own way and not God’s way, even well intentioned men; the end of the matter is much sorrow and death, because man just does not have the wisdom of God. 

Yes, God exists and we can rejoice in that truth, because it brings hope! 

Many intelligent people when they age and the pleasures of self-indulgent youth fade, ask themselves “Is this all there is.”  When the vigor of youth and self-gratification has run its course and we get older, finally realizing that our life is almost over, the only meaningful question is “Is this all there is?”  

Those who live by every Word of God will avoid many of the sorrows of sin in this life and they can stand on the sure promises of God.  They have HOPE in God and His promises that God will raise his faithful up from death to eternal life in a far, far, better world. 

 

 Humanity Needs an Ultimate Moral Authority

Since the beginning of recorded history the annals of humanity have been written in blood.

Since the day that Cain slew Abel people have striven against each other and as nations arose, nation has striven against nation.  The strong have dominated and pillaged the weak and the oppressed have attempted to rise up and throw off their yoke, while the strong saw the possession of the weak as their right and fought one another to maintain their “possessions”.  

Violence has not been limited to nations and every society on the earth has been filled with murders, robbery and the abuse of people by others.

Man has also done great violence to the very earth itself, creating deserts out of lush grasslands and in more recent times poisoning the air, water and soil in the selfish pursuit of perceived immediate personal gain.  

North Africa a vast rich grassland and the breadbasket of Europe before the first century, has been devastated and turned into the ever expanding Sahara desert, today growing southward at the rate of miles each year.  

Today the world suffers from mainly man created famines and drought, while millions suffer from environmental diseases like cancer and diabetes due to the poisoning of the water and air of the earth, and the greedy production of massively, sugar, salt and chemical laden food and drink.  

Humanity is now at the precipice of catastrophe – with the very seas themselves dying – after vast numbers of human beings have died at the hands of their fellow man over the nightmare of past millennia.  

Throughout human history various leaders have tried to solve these problems by establishing empires to try and force peace on the nations: for their own advantage of course.  One example is the Pax Romana of the Roman Empire which brought a semblance of peace to Europe through Rome.  

From the very beginning all attempted empires had to deal with the unhappiness and tendency to rebel of subject peoples. 

A subject people will from time to time produce a few who will regard even death as preferable to the situation they are in, and who will  rise up in an attempt to throw off their oppressors. This leaves empires rushing from place to place putting out the political fires of resistance.  

The solution as Babylon discovered and Rome discovered after her, was religion.  

A subject people might not fear physical death, but if they could be made to believe that they were rebelling against a god – who had power over eternity to give eternal joy and pleasure or eternal death or pain – they would be willing to endure anything and would never rise up for fear of eternal death or suffering.  

Convincing people to sincerely and deeply believe that rejecting the authority of a man was rejecting God and brought damnation; was REAL POWER indeed!

To gain this supposed authority of a god, from Babel to Paul many emperors simply declared themselves to be gods.  This was easy because after all, every nation had many gods and the emperor would be just one more god among many.  

Then along came Paul to the Roman world and turned that world upside down, teaching that there was only ONE God and that the emperor was NOT a god at all!  

It was many years later that these folks found a way to subvert this teaching about God, by admitting that the emperor was not God, but then claiming that the emperor was God’s choice to rule the empire and because he was God’s anointed, rebellion against him was the same as rebellion against God; and the Holy Roman Empire began.  

This system worked by using a religious leader claiming to be God’s representative on earth and “God’s decider on the earth in the absence of God’s presence in the earth”,  with Ultimate Moral Authority over the lives of the people and the moral authority behind the emperor.  To rebel against the emperor was to rebel against the pope, and to rebel against the pope was to rebel against God.  

Today, many religious leaders have also adopted this error by claiming that they are ultimate moral authorities over their various corporate Ekklesia organizations and demanding that they be obeyed as if they were God, by claiming to be the agents of God

The big problem arises when the religious leaders decide right and wrong for themselves and do not live by every Word of God, but exalt themselves to accept or reject parts of God’s Word according to their own judgment.  

Most will also take small pieces of truth out of their proper context and spin them to appear to mean something far different from what they really meant in their proper context, in an effort to support their own preconceived ideas; this includes taking one scripture and ignoring other scriptures on the same subject.

When the empire or corporate church demands that the human leader be followed without question, claiming that he is an agent of God; that organization may be united in following the man, but they have fallen into idolatry of exalting the man, the system and the organization above the Word of God and they are in rebellion against God.

As long as nations, groups of people or even individuals, do what they decide for themselves is right instead of living by the Word and Way that truly brings peace, the earth will be filled with violence; and eventually humanity and life on this planet is doomed to complete destruction.

To have world peace:  Humanity NEEDS a single Ultimate Moral  Authority – a Father Figure – a God;  who will be universally accepted, looked to and obeyed by all people; and humanity NEEDS a change in the selfish nature of mankind.

However not just any moral authority or god will do: This Ultimate Moral Authority – Father Figure – God; must have a Wisdom surpassing all the wisdom of men, He must have a totally selfless love for ALL people and exercise His power; Honestly, Fairly and Justly for the good of all!

The Creator God made mankind and because the Creator God is the Father of all humanity He has the right to rule all humanity; by right of Creator-ship and Fatherhood. God also has the further right to rule as the Ultimate Moral Authority of humanity  by virtue of vastly superior experience, knowledge, intellect, power and wisdom.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God [Hebrew: Elohim (plural meaning Mighty Ones)] created the heaven and the earth.

We know that before God created the physical universe, God had created the angels composed of spirit; because no man had yet been created at the beginning of the universe and yet the Son’s of God shouted for joy at that event.

Job 38:5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 38:6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; 38:7 When the morning stars [angels] sang together, and all the sons of God [angels] shouted for joy?

First, God created spiritual beings and then God directed billions of spirit beings in the creation of the physical universe.

Consider the experience level and wisdom of a God who has lived for countless eons, and the Intellect, Wisdom and Knowledge of a being that could create spirit beings much greater than man and then create the entire physical universe.  Consider the Management Skills of a God who could oversee billions of angels. 

Consider the wisdom of a being who could make all things as we know them on this planet and in the universe. 

Then consider the marvelous wonder that is mankind, with his thinking and creative capacity and the simple fact that the Creator of all these awesome things – which man does not yet understand – is far greater than that which He created.

God the Father as the Executive Creating Authority of the universe and therefore owns the entire universe; God the Father is King of the Universe by right of creation!  God the Son, who gave up his God-hood to become Jesus Christ, was the Implementing Creator of all things, fulfilling the plan and will of God the Father.

God the Father has trillions of years more experience, vastly more knowledge and infinitely more wisdom than any man or all men put together. 

While man tries to figure out the universe, Almighty God understood its workings and actually created it.

Can man even take proper care of this earth to dress it and keep it as God commanded us? Can men even get along together?  Human history gives us the answer: Which is a resounding NO!

What is the wisdom of man compared to the Wisdom of God? Man needs God as a babe needs its parents!

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