Start here...First Principles (A)

Written by Terry Dashner

Start here…first principles (A)

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

Mortimer J. Adler said, “The fundamentals of logic should be as transcultural asrepparttar mathematics with whichrepparttar 143208 principles of logic are associated. The principles of logic are neither Western nor Eastern, but universal.” That’s interesting.

Aristotle was keen on “first principles.” He said that every science begins with certain obvious truths, and these truths formrepparttar 143209 foundations upon which all knowledge rests. [Norman Geisler and Peter Bocchino, Unshakable Foundations, (Bethany House: Minneapolis, Minnesota) p.19]

These days most Christians are too quick to respond to an opposing worldview by critiquing it atrepparttar 143210 conclusion of an argument. Mortimer Adler rightly points out that most ofrepparttar 143211 timerepparttar 143212 errors exist inrepparttar 143213 beginning. This means we must focus on these “points of departure” used by philosophers, professors, authors and skeptics to see if any errors exist in their foundations (most basic assumptions). [Ibid, p.21]

Now most everyone has a worldview. Andrepparttar 143214 worldviews are varied to sayrepparttar 143215 least. Why? Because everyone looks atrepparttar 143216 world through lens of various colors. If one’s glasses are blue lens, then his worldview will be blue. The question I raise is this. Is it possible for everyone to see throughrepparttar 143217 same colored lens? Maybe. It depends on whether or not everyman with a worldview wants to paintrepparttar 143218 color of his lens with “first principles.” If everyman shapes his worldview with logic, everyman is going to come to logical conclusions. Right? Let me explain myself, please.

Everyone uses logic to think about life. All people have at one time or another given thought torepparttar 143219 fact that they exist; existence and human reason arerepparttar 143220 two most fundamental assumptions that all people have in common. These two assumptions are unavoidable; in order to deny existence and reason, one would have to use reason to think aboutrepparttar 143221 denial. Further, one would have to exist in order to be engaged inrepparttar 143222 reasoning process. Therefore, existence and reason must berepparttar 143223 place to start an honest and impartial search for truth. [Ibid, pp. 22-23]

A Celebration of Life

Written by Diana Kennedy, LMT

As human beings it is inherent to want to self-actualize and build lives of deep profound meaning. This is what each of us came here to do. One way we celebrate life is by getting clear on who we are and what we are here to do. When we are clear, we are able to tap into our purpose and find our passion. I believe that we discover that purpose through our relationship with our spiritual nature. Every person was designed with a purpose in mind. Our passion comes from learning to trust God and letting life unfold.

Our mission isrepparttar same, to allow spirit to express through us. Regardless ofrepparttar 143207 work we do, we can be attuned to spirit. The truth is, we all work for God! A consciousness of God is an awareness of good. When we noticerepparttar 143208 good that is all around us, we are able to live more creatively and with a feeling of celebration. In this way, we make a contribution torepparttar 143209 world no matter what we are doing!

We know from scientific theory that everything is made up of energy. Life itself is energy. Even our words have energy. It makes sense that there is power in people coming together to create change. Mastermind groups, support groups and online groups for personal and spiritual development are tapping intorepparttar 143210 same power that Jesus spoke of when he said, “Where two or more are gathered”. What has been known for centuries is being written about and talked about a lot more openly today.

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