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Scripture of The Day: 41

Discussion in 'Journals' started by Eddi, Jan 26, 2021.

  1. Eddi

    Eddi reformed crackpot

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    In My Opinion:

    Romans 1:20
    Good News Translation

    20 Ever since God created the world, his invisible qualities, both his eternal power and his divine nature, have been clearly seen; they are perceived in the things that God has made. So those people have no excuse at all!


    So, according to this the handiwork of God is evident throughout the natural world

    To see nature is to see God

    To see creation is to see the creator

    That there is an intelligent designer is self-evident!

    So, to not see God when you look at nature is to be ignorant, and there's really no excuse!

    Obviously this was written before there was such a thing as a scientific world-view!
     
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    How does this help your spiritual growth to see others as ignorant and without excuse when not gaining the same perspective and insight that you do?

    What's the spiritual lesson in seeing other people's perceived ignorance of one's god?
     
  3. JoshuaTree

    JoshuaTree Flowers are red?

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    Nature is full of people, some of those see God in the details some of those people don't, love your neighbor as yourself as part of God's perfect plan.
     
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  4. Eddi

    Eddi reformed crackpot

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    In that line I was paraphrasing the scripture, not stating my own opinions
     
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    Do you believe in what you paraphrased?
     
  6. Eddi

    Eddi reformed crackpot

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    I think that God created nature, yes

    But only very indirectly, I don't believe he designed every type of tree or animal, for instance

    I think he created it through natural processes, through nature

    And that we can understand and know about these things through science

    So yes, I believe God did it. But only indirectly

    And I don't actually think that all the complexity etc. necessitates a creator, I can imagine a Godless view of how nature came to be so no, I don't think that to look at nature is to see God's handiwork
     
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