Light On in Life

Written by Terry Dashner

Light On in Life

Terry Dashner………………Faith Fellowship Church PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013

When Thomas A. Edison died on October 18, 1931, President Herbert Hoover suggested that allrepparttar lights in America be turned off for one minute in honor ofrepparttar 143590 noted inventor. It was when he was only thirty-two thatrepparttar 143591 youthful inventor, after thirteen months of repeated failure, had developedrepparttar 143592 first incandescent light. It was, in his words,repparttar 143593 “most difficult” of all his inventions.

But President Hoover’s proposal was never carried out, because responsible leaders decided that too much risk would be involved if all lights were suddenly extinguished atrepparttar 143594 same time.

Edison designed a product that proved indispensable. Even at his death,repparttar 143595 world could not do without it for a single minute. A good test of any man’s (or woman’s) life is whether he makes even a small contribution which just one person cannot do without.

What about you? Are you making a difference?

Rick Warren in his book entitled, The Purpose Driven Life (Zondervan 2002), statesrepparttar 143596 following. “The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness. It’s far greater than your family, your career, or even your wildest dreams and ambitions. If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose.”

Rick continues, “You are not an accident. Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature. Your parents may not have planned you, but God did. He was not at all surprised by your birth. In fact, he expected it. Long before you were conceived by your parents, you were conceived inrepparttar 143597 mind of God. He thought of you first. It is not fate, nor chance, nor luck, nor coincidence that you are breathing at this very moment. You are alive because God wanted to create you! The Bible says, ‘The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me.’”

Start here...first principles (D)

Written by Terry Dashner

Start here…first principles (D)

Terry Dashner……………Faith Fellowship Church, PO Box 1586 Broken Arrow, OK 74013

What’srepparttar foremost law of science? Norman Geisler and Peter Bocchino raise this question in their book entitled, Unshakable Foundations (Bethany House 2001). I think you might be interested in knowing how they answer it.

“Everyone—and everything—is growing older and becoming more and more deteriorated; we see this to be a universal truth. Consequently, people die, cars corrode, buildings fall, landscapes erode, and our natural resources gradually deplete. No matter how hard we try, we will never be able to reverse this process and get things back to their original highly ordered and uncorrupted state. Things and systems are constantly breaking down and moving inrepparttar 143589 direction of higher states of disorder. We can keep fixingrepparttar 143590 car, paintingrepparttar 143591 house, and repavingrepparttar 143592 driveway, and yet some counterforce seems to be at work—persistently undoing what we do. This bent toward deterioration isrepparttar 143593 result ofrepparttar 143594 universal law of physics known asrepparttar 143595 second law of thermodynamics.”

If we apply this second law of thermodynamics torepparttar 143596 universe, thenrepparttar 143597 universe is slowly running out of steam. Okay you say, “What’srepparttar 143598 big deal?” Many scientists, includingrepparttar 143599 former Carl Sagan, state thatrepparttar 143600 universe has always existed. When you believe that a Creator does not exist, you must say thatrepparttar 143601 “something” created itself (or has always been) out of “nothing.” The problem with this, besidesrepparttar 143602 obvious—“nothing” cannot become “something” without a Creator—is thatrepparttar 143603 laws of thermodynamics demand an origin and an ending.

Would you agree with this statement? God is an uncaused Being. An uncaused Being has always existed and does not need a cause. I believe that God isrepparttar 143604 First Cause of every finite thing that comes into existence, and there is nothing prior to God asrepparttar 143605 Cause of all finite things because God has always existed.

Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, two physicists atrepparttar 143606 Bell Telephone Laboratories, discovered thatrepparttar 143607 earth is bathed in a faint glow of radiation. [Ibid, p.95] For this they were awardedrepparttar 143608 Nobel Prize in 1978. Their measurements determined thatrepparttar 143609 earth could not berepparttar 143610 source of this radiation glow. It was determined thatrepparttar 143611 radiation glow was left over afterrepparttar 143612 “Big Bang.” In other words,repparttar 143613 earth has not always been around. It had an origin. And if it had an origin, thenrepparttar 143614 laws of thermodynamics are at work inrepparttar 143615 universe to bring it to a conclusion some day.

Cont'd on page 2 ==> © 2005
Terms of Use