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They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
Psalm 145:6

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a miracle is a an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs. I love it when the Bible speaks of miracles, wonders and miracles. These interventions that God makes from time to time to exalt himself and show his power to both believers and unbelievers can not be explained from the standpoint of science or what we have so far been able to learn about natural laws. One of the first things that atheist activists attack is precisely the existence of miracles. They, in their eagerness to prove that God does not exist, they look for all kinds of interpretations to justify the wonderful facts within the principles established by science. Ultimately, when their explanations are rejected as preposterous and illogical they have no other recourse but to say that anything that has to do with miracles is simply the product of a collective hallucination that altered the perception of the witnesses of the portent. They do not realize that a miracle is present in them and those around them. None of the natural laws and principles which science has discovered can ever explain the miracle of life.

In any case, we must show compassion for atheists. It must be a terrible thing to stand in direct opposition to God’s plans. Creation is the best evidence of the existence of the Creator, so there is no excuse in saying that they never had the chance to believe. The blindness of atheists can only be healed by God himself if indeed they were interested in recovering their eyesight. Their proud heart prevents them from recognizing their mistake and from accepting the love that God offers to all. May the Lord have mercy on these poor souls. To God alone be the glory!

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Today’s word for August 1, 2011


I will proclaim the LORD’s decree:
He said to me, “You are my son;
today I have become your father.
Psalms 2:7

The major doctrine which characterizes all monotheistic religious systems is the assertion that God is one. There are no other gods besides God, Creator of the universe. What distinguishes Christianity from other monotheistic position is that God is a both one and triune God in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. This is something that has been very difficult to understand for those who want to analyze everything under the approach of reason without stopping to think that reason is only one side of the coin, the other side being faith. In any case, although the term Trinity itself does not appear in the Bible, many portions of the word show and support this doctrine. Those who adverse the Trinitarian position claim that God does not and cannot bear children. It’s plain arrogance to say something about God that God has not revealed to man through his word. To deny that God has the Son is to deny all of God’s work carried out to save man from condemnation.

And you, who do you say is Jesus Christ? For you, is Jesus a prophet, a guru or God made man, the Savior of mankind? The author of the Epistle to the Hebrews under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit puts it this way: “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven.” If this description do not clarify the matter, it means you have a thick blindfold over your eyes that keeps you from capturing the glorious reality of our wonderful Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God and his redemptive work. If you can understand it, only to God be the glory!

Today’s word 3-1-2011


I will proclaim the LORD’s decree:
He said to me, “You are my son;
today I have become your father.
Psalms 2:7

While in context, this portion refers to a messianic prophecy – giving us much hope – it has a personal application as well as to what our attitude should be in regards to the fulfillment of God’s plan. It is very clear that we are children of God, this is something no one disputes or something that requires further explanation; other than to give us an exhortation to behave as the children of God that we are. One of the things that we, as children of God, must do is to proclaim God’s plan and decrees for humanity. We must remember that the world is under the authority of the enemy, although the world does not belong to him. The world, as such, is the enemy of God’s children. Worldly approach and views are not in accordance with the Father’s provisions. Each day that passes we see this postmodern society move farther and farther away from biblical principles to adopt destructive philosophies that degrade the dignity of human beings.

It is our duty to alert society about these harmful lifestyles in an intelligent and non-confrontational way, or we run the risk of getting undesirable results. The enemy has succeeded in presenting God as a vengeful and angry being. God is going to seek revenge; in fact, vengeance belongs to him and him alone. God will let his anger run free; it is his right to do so. Anger and revenge are an integral part of divine justice. The issue is that the world ignores the justice, mercy, grace and love that God offers mankind for its salvation. Humanity has been deceived by the enemy and ignores that God loves it. It is our duty to proclaim the message of love, peace and salvation offered by Jesus Christ to all who seek him. And we must do it in a firm but not confrontational way, full of compassion and love for souls that are being lost. Remember that the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Proclaiming the Gospel, that is our duty. To God alone be the glory!