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Stephen Hawking: a brief comment in time   Leave a comment

Mr. Hawking has been described in so many ways already its hard to be original. E.g. he’s been described as a deep thinker; problem solver; successful author; theoretical genius, and more, But with all that said, his greatest success INHO was his amazing adaptation to a crippling disease.

True there are other examples of exceptional human spirit, but not many. The ones I’ve heard about are mostly based on cultivating a trusting hope in our Creator for a bright future free of the effects of disease and infirmity.

Indeed that future was clearly demonstrated by Jesus when he healed every form of disease and infirmity while on earth. And he gave a powerful witness that he did so by means of God’s spirit, always humbly acknowledging the source of his miraculous ability’s..

There is no doubt at all that Stephen Hawking’s fertile brain contributed to his longevity, and that is a good message for all of us, young and old. However a future life without the effects of disease, infirmity, and even the end of death itself is a hope beyond human thinking. Its a promise we need to adapt to whatever our personal circumstances, be they dire or not.


Gordon Downie others   Leave a comment

The media elevates an entertainer’s sad death but cannot or will not provide any consolation or remedy for it. This is typical of so-called religious elements who also fail to provide an explanation and/or completely misrepresent God’s purpose for mankind!
In fact God’s plan and ability to provide life after death is clearly explained for those willing to examine the Bible in detail. goto:

Posted October 19, 2017 by New2view in existential, existential, educational, life, world-view

Sea Turtle Extinction!   Leave a comment

The claim by those involved in preventing sea turtle extinction is that they have ‘helped’ them. While this may partly seem like a matter of symantecs, the truth is that only human ‘non-intervention’ could rightly be called ‘help’, be it for sea turtles or the hundreds if not thousands of other forms of life on planet earth.

When will it be acknowledged that, in fact, it is human interference and ignorance that is the fundamental reason why all life on earth is threatened! This is not just a matter of symantecs, but a basic reality that needs to be very humbly admitted. Only then will it be possible for us to accept our supreme Creator as the guide to full and complete restoration of planet earth as it was in the very beginning.

That restoration is coming, in spite of human opposition and arrogance, very soon. So we can either submit to the Creator’s purpose, or continue to ignore it, that is the choice he has given us. For more info please visit

Cassini probe results   Leave a comment

What is truly remarkable about the Cassini probe is the reflection on earth. Indeed the science gained by it should teach us a great deal.
The simple scientific results prove that beyond any doubt life on earth is truly unique, no other conclusion is possible. Yes I know ‘possibilities’ are open to debate, however known ‘facts’ are clear: the earth is truly unique and special.
Can we accept that reality, or are we obsessed with the mere proposition of of life on other planets?
I myself am not a total disbeliever in that possibility, but until and unless there is substantial evidence, its very appropriate to humbly and logically accept ‘factual evidence’ life on earth is the unique production of a Creator, just as it is stated in the Bible:: “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth .”

Koran and Book of Mormon vs Bible   Leave a comment

Copy of article (last of 3 parts) written by Bill Underwood, columnist for Phoenix Signs of the Times Examiner.

Several commenters pointed out that I was taking it as a given that the Bible was the touchstone with which these other books must conform. I have been at pains to point out that it isn’t me saying that, but Muslims and Mormons themselves who claim to believe the Bible, and claim that their books are additions to, not replacements of, the Bible. Still, it is true that I do have a prejudice in favor of the Bible. I admit to believing the Bible is inspired.

Why do I believe the Bible, and the Bible alone, is from God? Frankly, since I’ve been studying it all my life, it would take me longer than the space available in this column to answer that, but let me just hit some of the highlights.

The Koran says the sun sets at night in a pond. (Sura 18:86)
The Book of Mormon speaks of diseases “to which men were subject by the nature of the climate.” ( Alma 46:40) It was a common belief in Joseph Smith’s day that some diseases were caused by the climate. Malaria, for example, was believed to be caused by the humid air of a swamp, (mal = bad, aria = air) rather than being transmitted by the mosquitoes that lived in the swamp.
Bible writers were not swayed by the non-scientific beliefs of their time. While it is certainly no science book, what it says conforms with proven scientific fact. For example, it describes the earth as round, and hanging unsupported in space. This at a time when most of the human race believed the earth was flat and supported on the back of a huge elephant.
The Koran incites prejudice against Jews, Christians, and even ‘ignorant Arabs’: “The Arabs of the desert are the worst in Unbelief and hypocrisy, and most fitted to be in ignorance.” (Koran 9:97)
The Book of Mormon incites prejudice, stating that dark skin is a curse and white skin is a blessing: “And their curse was taken from them, and their skin became white like unto the Nephites.” (3 Nephi 2:15; see also 1 Nephi 13:15)
The Bible is entirely without prejudice: “God shows no partiality. In every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.” (Acts 10:35)
God’s justice:
The Koran says the wicked will burn in Hell.
The Book of Mormon says the wicked will burn in Hell.
The Bible says the wicked will cease to exist. (1 Samuel 2:9; Job 3:17; Psalm 37:9,10, 34, 38; Psalm 104:35; Proverbs 2:22)
Jesus’ sacrificial death:
The Koran says Adam repented and God forgave him. Hence no one inherited sin, and there is no need for a ransom.
The Book of Mormon says Adam repented and God forgave him; I agree with the logic of the Koran: If we didn’t inherit sin from Adam, why do we need Jesus’ sacrifice? Nevertheless, the BoM still speaks much of it, and calls on all to believe in Jesus.
The Bible says: “Through one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin, and so death passed on to all men inasmuch as all sinned.” (Romans 5:12)
For me, the most powerful reason for believing the Bible is its wisdom. People who have lived – knowingly or unknowingly – by Bible precepts have had better lives than those who have not. Some of those precepts are:

Treat others as you would wish them to treat you.

Happy are they who realize their spiritual poverty.

A man who loves silver will never get enough silver.

Do not offer to remove the speck from your brother’s eye when you have a plank in your own.

A tranquil heart makes for a healthy body, but jealousy is like bone cancer.

Man’s anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness.

There is more happiness in giving than in receiving.

Take a minute to ponder that last one. Look around at your neighbors. Many of them seem to be living by the principle that there is more happiness in getting. “When I get that car… when I get that house… when I get that girl, then I’ll be happy.” Left to their own devices, these people could go through their entire lifetimes without ever discovering the truth that there is more happiness in giving. That’s because this is God’s thinking, not human thinking.

For me, this is a “Wow!” point. The wisdom of the Bible is the best proof of its inspiration.
If you believe the Koran is inspired, if you believe that the Book of Mormon is inspired, I have one challenge for you:   Show me a “Wow!” point from either of those works. To qualify as a “Wow!” it must be a principle that is true, profound, and something most humans don’t seem to be following, something they would never think of on their own.   Oh, and one more thing: It needs to be a principle that was not already covered in the Bible.   Because, Koran believer, Book of Mormon believer, it is your contention that God had more to say after the Bible was finished. And it’s my contention that He did not.