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Hubble Telescope Confirms Existence of God with Incomprehensible Power, Author Says
Christian Newswire ^ | March 28, 2012 | Paul Hutchins

Posted on 04/10/2012 2:26:50 PM PDT by NYer

ORLANDO, Fla., March 28, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- The Dead Sea Scrolls have long been considered words from God recorded by men under inspiration. Since their discovery they have been a source of great wonder and revelation for the faithful, and now an author is arguing in his new book that the Hubble telescope validates a passage from the scroll of Isaiah confirming God to be the energy source behind the Universe.

The book retraces the history of the telescope, and is based on Hubble's discoveries made over the past two decades. It chronicles how Hubble has photographed the greatest cinematic drama in human history, uncovering a source of energy beyond comprehension.

The Dead Sea Scrolls (a collection of biblical scrolls) were discovered in caves near the Dead Sea between 1947 and 1956. In among those old scrolls was found the Isaiah Scroll, which, unlike many of the other scrolls, was found mostly intact, and is 1,000 years older than any previously known copy of Isaiah. Written in that scroll was a profound passage originally recorded by Isaiah around 732 BCE.

"To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal?" asks the Holy One. "Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing." - Isaiah 40:25, 26

According to author J. Paul Hutchins's book, "Hubble Reveals Creation by an Awe-Inspiring Power," (book to be released at New York City's BookExpo America in June) Isaiah recorded what appears to be a "divine invitation from God to mankind," inviting man to search the stars to find anyone equal in power.

After retracing the history of the telescope and doing four years of research into Hubble's discoveries Hutchins says, he's convinced that when Galileo turned his telescope to the night sky he ignited in man, "an insatiable quest to the stars, perhaps in response to a Divine Invitation from God."

Since Galileo, man has been embarked on a bold quest, spending billions of dollars and devoting hundreds of millions of man hours in a race to the stars that has now culminated in the invention of the Hubble telescope. For the past two decades Hubble has recorded the unfolding of an Awe-Inspiring Universe, 14 billion years in the making, in detail never before revealed, confirming what Isaiah recorded.

Interestingly, when Isaiah penned those words he didn't have the use of a powerful space telescope, yet his description matches the discoveries made by Hubble in recent years of powerful galaxies like the Sombrero Galaxy. The Sombrero with its ominous glow at its core exhibits unimaginable energy. The galaxy is made up of eight hundred billion stars like our own sun and gives it the look of a Mexican sombrero hat.

As a culmination of man's 400 year quest, NASA's Hubble and other telescopes around the world have discovered that the known universe is made up of over one hundred twenty five billion galaxies like the Sombrero, collectively exhibiting an energy source beyond comprehension.

According to a report by ABC News and other news agencies, Astronomers in Australia say there are 10 times more stars in the visible Universe than all the grains of sand on the world's beaches and deserts. Those scientists think the universe may contain as many as 70 sextillion stars, and that is only the stars in the visible Universe within range of our telescopes, but they suspect many more are out there.

Hutchins says, "such inconceivable numbers provoke the question; how could mortal man comprehend, or begin to wrap his head around the total collective energy emitted by 70 Sextillion stars, when our own sun can blister our skin from 93 Million miles away? The logical conclusion would be what Einstein once concluded; this unimaginable power Isaiah wrote about without the aid of science or a space telescope thousands of years before Hubble revealed it, is Supernatural in Nature."

"That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a Superior reasoning power, which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God" -- Albert Einstein


TOPICS: Current Events; Religion & Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; hubble; isaiah; notasciencetopic; scripture; universe

Hubble Space Telescope Archive

1 posted on 04/10/2012 2:26:57 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

"Look up into the heavens. Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing." - Isaiah 40:25, 26

2 posted on 04/10/2012 2:29:14 PM PDT by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: NYer

bump for later


3 posted on 04/10/2012 2:29:25 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: NYer

Psalm 19
1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.


4 posted on 04/10/2012 2:38:31 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. - Prov 22:3)
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To: NYer
70 Sextillion = 70 billion trillion = 7 x 1022
5 posted on 04/10/2012 2:47:28 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: NYer

Okay....am I supposed to run out and buy his book to confirm what I already know is true?


6 posted on 04/10/2012 2:49:34 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: NYer
Hubble Telescope Confirms Existence of God with Incomprehensible Power, Author Says

Finally. Now can we get on with things?

7 posted on 04/10/2012 2:49:50 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: NYer

That is beautiful and frightening at once. How could anyone see that and read the scripture and not believe?


8 posted on 04/10/2012 2:49:56 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer
Well, stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies, ... indeed are manifestations of God's enormous powers. But their structures and behavior are relatively simple.

To me, more subtle things, like a hummingbird, an orb-weaver spider, a homing pigeon, a hammer orchid, ... exhibit stronger manifestations of His creativity.

9 posted on 04/10/2012 2:54:34 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: trisham
I have always believed this : and as some of you Freepers know, I write music :

Before the Big Bang, There was Only God
10 posted on 04/10/2012 2:58:24 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: samtheman
"70 Sextillion = 70 billion trillion = 7 x 1022 "

The US Debt after four more years of Democrats.

11 posted on 04/10/2012 2:59:15 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: trisham
That is beautiful and frightening at once. How could anyone see that and read the scripture and not believe?

Which Scripture...does it matter if I read a Christian Bible, the Torah, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Bhagavad Gita??? or heaven forbid(all puns intended) the Koran (not particularly interested in that backward hate filled tome...)

point being, I see devinity in the Universe through these pictures and our beautiful planet...not so much from one particular set of scriptures...

12 posted on 04/10/2012 3:02:13 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: OB1kNOb
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

In his Easter homily, Pope Benedict XVI addresses this concept of the heavens declaring the glory of God. He said:

The darkness that poses a real threat to mankind, after all, is the fact that he can see and investigate tangible material things, but cannot see where the world is going or whence it comes, where our own life is going, what is good and what is evil. The darkness enshrouding God and obscuring values is the real threat to our existence and to the world in general. If God and moral values, the difference between good and evil, remain in darkness, then all other “lights”, that put such incredible technical feats within our reach, are not only progress but also dangers that put us and the world at risk. Today we can illuminate our cities so brightly that the stars of the sky are no longer visible. Is this not an image of the problems caused by our version of enlightenment?

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In one of my favorite books ...

a young American, Benedictine monk, travels to Egypt to study monastic life in the Coptic monasteries, as part of his anthropology project. The book provides insight into a deeply spiritual pilgrimage and the profound impact it had on one man's life. Being in the desert, Fr. Gruber looks up into the sky and experiences what the OT Patriarchs felt, seeing the myriad stars. I would recommend this book to everyone. It is so addictive that I have read it several times, learning something new on each reading.

13 posted on 04/10/2012 3:08:12 PM PDT by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: Vaquero

“I see devinity in the Universe through these pictures and our beautiful planet...not so much from one particular set of scriptures... “

Ditto, the Universe is my “scripture”


14 posted on 04/10/2012 3:13:51 PM PDT by Okieshooter
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To: Vaquero
I see devinity in the Universe through these pictures and our beautiful planet...not so much from one particular set of scriptures...

If that is so, then the Bagavad Gita is your book. In Hinduism the universe is god, as are you. All is illusory in hinduism. It is an internally incoherent worldview, and given that all of astrophysics, the second law of thermodynamics, Kaalams argument, the impossibility of an actual infinite, the moral law, and the absurdity that the universe created itself all testify to a beginning. In Hinduism (devine universe) the universe is eternal. This does not square with science or Biblical Truth. You might consider a more careful assessment of the devine.

15 posted on 04/10/2012 3:17:12 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (Ia)
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To: NYer

I might actually be impressed if the scroll specified the value of the cosmological constant.


16 posted on 04/10/2012 3:23:45 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

” the only constant in the universe is change” Asimov


17 posted on 04/10/2012 3:30:59 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: eCSMaster

Or the spiral shape and rotation of a hurricane, the Milky Way galaxy, and the perfect tube of Pipeline.


18 posted on 04/10/2012 3:35:26 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: wxgesr

“The concept is nuncupatory”

—Jack Vance

Freegards


19 posted on 04/10/2012 3:42:24 PM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Okieshooter
there was a comic strip in the papers some decades past...
it was called Rick O’Shay....about cowboys....it had a fast gun in it named Hipshot.

when his buddy Rick would try to get him to go to church he politely refuse....next panel would be Hipshot ‘in church’

it was a regularly repeated thing....here is one example.


20 posted on 04/10/2012 3:51:20 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: trisham
How could anyone see that and read the scripture and not believe?

See my post #13. Up until the recent invention of electricity, when the sun set, the surrounding world turned dark. In the darkness, people would look up to the sky and ponder those points of light. Today, only astronomers and the curious bother to look heavenward.

21 posted on 04/10/2012 3:52:26 PM PDT by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: eCSMaster

ROFL!!! Thanks, I needed a good laugh.


22 posted on 04/10/2012 3:53:58 PM PDT by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: NYer

The youngest of children know that the magnificence of God’s creation is no accident.

Academic, intellectual fools...not so much.


23 posted on 04/10/2012 3:58:55 PM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Texas Songwriter

I have no idea who or what is responsible for everything...I just feel that it was not an accident.

in my youth I dabbled in religion...as I grew older, I did not see the creator in any of the text I read...I am an unrepentant, lapsed, Roman Catholic...my beliefs are my own....I do not know why we are here...but the fact that we and everything else is here, is enough for me.


24 posted on 04/10/2012 4:00:58 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

I can relate to Hipshot.


25 posted on 04/10/2012 4:05:49 PM PDT by Okieshooter
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To: NYer

But how is this evidence for the demonic torturer you Christians believe in?


26 posted on 04/10/2012 4:11:27 PM PDT by Salman
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To: Vaquero

Hipshot Percussion was a great tool for conveying blessings from God.


27 posted on 04/10/2012 4:11:28 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Vaquero

I used to read Rick O’Shay in the comics every Sunday. I remember that particular one too. Where did you get the bound copies of them?


28 posted on 04/10/2012 4:18:11 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: BigEdLB
Before the Big Bang, There was Only God

I'm not being argumentative or insulting but I still can not come to grips with that philosophy...........

I realize that it's a matter of faith but if I'm to believe that the universe was created by God, why can I not also question how God came into being?

Why did God complicate things by only sending one son, Jesus into this world? Why didn't He send other messengers of His word to all the other civilizations scattered around the globe that were in existence at that time? Why only Israel?

29 posted on 04/10/2012 4:24:51 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: NYer
Thank you so much, NYer, for posting this.

Our God tells us that His creation alone leaves man with no excuse for denying His existence.

It would appear that He is more than justified in making this requirement.

30 posted on 04/10/2012 4:31:31 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta ("....in the last days, mockers will come with their mocking... (2 Peter 3:3))
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To: Inyo-Mono

I just googled it and hotlinked it....


31 posted on 04/10/2012 4:31:58 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Strategerist
I might actually be impressed if the scroll specified the value of the cosmological constant.

So, you want a "sign" that comports with your limited understanding of the universe? It's just a guess but I'm willing to bet the Creator of the universe and everything in it will not likely oblige. Do you consider yourself an atheist?

32 posted on 04/10/2012 4:59:46 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have only two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!!!)
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To: NYer

“BCE”????

Thats some “Christian” newswire....


33 posted on 04/11/2012 1:06:31 AM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: samtheman

Thanks for the math lesson. A few more years and it will be applicable to the national debt.


34 posted on 04/11/2012 1:17:41 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Hot Tabasco; BigEdLB
I realize that it's a matter of faith but if I'm to believe that the universe was created by God, why can I not also question how God came into being?

The answer to that excellent question is provided by God, Himself. In the 3rd book of Exodus, God reveals Himself to Moses: "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, the God of Jacob.". He then explains that He has heard the plea of the Israelites against their slave drivers and is sending Moses to rescue them. Not surprisingly, Moses, who was tending sheep when this occurred, says: "Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and lead the Israelites out of Egypt?" Unsure about the whole situation, he asks God: When I go to the Israelites and say to them, 'The God of your fathers has sent me to you,' if they ask me, 'What is his name?' what am I to tell them?" Now we learn His name. God replied: "I am who am." He further qualifies the request by saying: "This is what you shall tell the Israelites: I AM sent me to you."

Notice, He does not say "I was" or "I will be". He refers to Himself as: "I Am" in the present form because God exists, with no beginning or end. While we are finite beings, our souls are immortal and return home to our Creator when we die.

Why did God complicate things by only sending one son, Jesus into this world? Why didn't He send other messengers of His word to all the other civilizations scattered around the globe that were in existence at that time? Why only Israel?

This is another interesting question. He did send other messengers to announce the birth of His Son. History is full of men who have claimed that they came from God, or that they were gods, or that they bore messages from God - Buddha, Mohammed, Confucius, Christ, Lao-tze, and thousands of others, right down to the person who founded a new religion this very day. Each of them has a right to be heard and considered. But as a yardstick external to and outside of whatever is to be measured is needed, so there must be some permanent tests available to all men, all civilizations, and all ages, by which they can decide whether any of these claimants, or all of them, are justified in their claims. These tests are of two kinds: reason and history. Reason, because everyone has it, even those without faith; history, because everyone lives in it and should know something about it.

Reason dictates that if any one of these men actually came from God, the least thing that God could do to support His claim would be to pre-announce His coming. Automobile manufacturers tell their customers when to expect a new model. If God sent anyone from Himself, or if He came Himself with a vitally important message for all men, it would seem reasonable that He would first let men know when His messenger was coming, where He would be born, where He would live, the doctrine He would teach, the enemies He would make, the program He would adopt for the future, and the manner of His death. By the extent to which the messenger conformed with these announcements, one could judge the validity of his claims.

Reason further assures us that if God did not do this, then there would be nothing to prevent any impostor from appearing in history and saying, "I come from God," or "An angel appeared to me in the desert and game me this message." In such cases there would be no objective, historical way of testing the messenger. We would have only his word for it, and of course he could be wrong.

If a visitor came from a foreign country to Washington and said he was a diplomat, the government would ask him for his passport and other documents testifying that he represented a certain government. His papers would have to antedate his coming. If such proofs of identity are asked from delegates of other countries, reason certainly ought to do so with messengers who claim to have come from God. To each claimant reason says, "What record was there before you were born that you were coming?"

With this test one can evaluate the claimants. Socrates had no one to foretell his birth. Buddha had no one to pre-announce him and his message or tell the day when he would sit under the tree. Confucius did not have the name of his mother and his birthplace recorded, nor were they given to men centuries before he arrived so that when he did come, men would know he was a messenger from God. But, with Christ, it was different. Because of the OT prophecies, His coming was not unexpected. There were no predictions about Buddha, Confucius, Lao-tze, Mohammed , or anyone else; but there were predictions about Christ. Others just came and said, "Here I am, believe me". Christ alone stepped out of that line saying, "Search the writings of the Jewish people and the related history of the Babylonians, Persians, and Romans." Even the pagan, Tacitus, speaking for the ancient Romans, says, "People were generally persuaded in the faith of the ancient prophecies, that the East was to prevail, and that from Judea was to come the Master and Ruler of the world." China had the same expectations, as did the Greeks.

The story of every human life begins with birth and ends with death. In the Person of Christ, however, it was His death that was first and His life that was last. It was not so much that His birth cast a shadow on His life and thus led to His death; it was rather that the Cross was first, and cast its shadow back to His birth. His has been the only life in the world that was ever lived backward.

As the flower in the wall tells the poet of nature, and as the atom in the miniature of the solar system, so too, Christ's birth tells the mystery of the cross. He went from the known to the known, from the reason of His coming manifested y His name "Jesus" or "Savior" to the fulfillment of His coming, namely, His death on the cross.

35 posted on 04/11/2012 6:29:07 AM PDT by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I am not talking about any other aspect of this than existence of God, and that He created the Big Bang 13.5 billion years ago.


36 posted on 04/11/2012 7:14:10 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: NYer

With all due respect, asking someone to read a lengthy religious tract is off-putting. You are not the first to have tried to have me read such a document, and won’t be the last. You have your belief system, and I have mine. I would say though that we have more in common than either of us with an atheist...


37 posted on 04/11/2012 7:18:15 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: NYer

I find it interesting that due to the design of the telescopes that take the photos of the stars that they appear to be crosses. I know they are actually just points of light but they take on an added beauty with the cross shape.


38 posted on 04/11/2012 7:35:44 AM PDT by xp38
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To: NYer
The answer to that excellent question is provided by God, Himself.

That was a very enlightening explanation, thank you for taking the time to do so......

39 posted on 04/11/2012 7:56:02 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: NYer

As far as I am concerned, looking at the stars on a clear night with my tired old eyes confirms the existence of G-d. I acknowledge Him as Creator.


40 posted on 04/11/2012 8:05:08 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Vaquero

...from the days when I actually ENJOYED reading comic strips...


41 posted on 04/11/2012 8:08:36 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Hot Tabasco
That was a very enlightening explanation, thank you for taking the time to do so......

Thank you for taking the time to read through the lengthy missive. Please forgive the additional intrusion, but oftentimes, I tend to place myself in the shoes of others and attempt to look at the world through their lenses. While it is true that faith is a gift, many of us in the forum were raised in faith filled families, not that this is a guarantee. In my personal life, I have stepped away several times, imbibing secularism and shunning my faith heritage. Each time, however, there was always a small voice, probably planted in my formative years, that continued to call me back.

One of the most difficult aspects of faith is acknowledging that God loves us, as we are, unconditionally. Here again, drawing from scripture, we know this to be so. In the 49th Book of Isaiah, God says:

Can a mother forget her infant, be without tenderness for the child of her womb? Even should she forget, I will never forget you. (Isaiah 49:15).

Essentially, God views each and every one of us as if we were the only humans in the universe.

A while back, a Jewish man by the name of Roy Schoeman, had an extraordinary experience. Raised in a Conservative Jewish household and educated by some of the most pre-eminent rabbis of our time, he lived out his life in a secularist society, never giving his faith much of a thought. But one day, while on vacation on Cape Cod, he encountered God. He writes:

I was walking in the early morning, in the woods just back from the beach, when God intervened, dramatically and distinctly, into my life to pull me back and put me onto the right path. As I was walking, lost in my thoughts, I found myself in the immediate presence of God. It is as though I "fell into Heaven." Everything changed from one moment to the next, but in such a smooth and subtle way that I was not aware of any discontinuity. I felt myself in the immediate presence of God. I was aware of His infinite exaltedness, and of His infinite and personal love for me. I saw my life as though I was looking back on it after death, in His presence, and could see everything which I would be happy about and everything which I would wish I had done differently. I saw that every action I had ever done mattered, for good or for evil. I saw that everything which had ever happened in my life had been perfectly designed for my own good from the infinitely wise and loving hand of God, not only including but especially those things which I at the time I thought had been the greatest catastrophes. I saw that my two greatest regrets when I died would be every moment which I had wasted not doing anything of value in the eyes of God, and all of the time and energy which I had wasted worrying about not being loved when every moment of my existence I was bathed in an infinite sea of love, although unaware of it.
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I wanted to share this with you because I understand all too well what it feels like to go through life bereft of the knowledge of God's love. Again, forgive me for imposing on you; this is intended to bring you hope.

42 posted on 04/12/2012 4:18:09 PM PDT by NYer (He who hides in his heart the remembrance of wrongs is like a man who feeds a snake on his chest. St)
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