From the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks. What excites you? What do you find intellectually stimulating? What is your heart’s desire?
To my brothers and sisters in Christ -
God is alive today. The living God is who we pray to. Jesus Christ lived, died, was buried and rose again in real time. His miracles are well recorded.
Yet we have here, on a Catholic forum, the bored and those who are angry. They are angry at all belief, all gods and all believers. A few appear to believe that if we could somehow get rid of “them,” the believers, the world would be a better place. Of course, death is not the only way. They could just as well convince believers through some argument that there is nothing to believe in, just cold, hard science.
I encourage all Catholics to ignore the poisonous comments of some here. They range from some who hold that God is a symbol and his book is just a collection of stories to a few who insist that they have great knowledge and through this knowledge, insist: no global flood, no Adam and Eve and no God. The evidence proves it. What the evidence cannot prove are the miracles of God.
But they go further. Recently, on TV, Exodus, we were told, never happened. And where are they going with all this?
My brothers and sisters, they are only going toward atheism. They are in love with the mind of man and what they believe is modern knowledge and they look to the future with great anticipation that knowledge will be further increased. How great will man become! All gods will be overturned. Man will become his own master. He will bow before no one except the scientist who has given him all things. God is boring. Religion is an impediment. The holy books are just old myths.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. We are in a loving relationship with the Living God.
The truth of divine revelation is actual truth. Too many who love science have passed outside the boundaries of its method. Religion, they say, is just something our genes devised to help us survive. Our genes are our programmers. Just throw in a little environment and you’re done.
Science is not the road to salvation. And those who labor here, reproducing endless charts and scientific quotes, do not labor for our salvation. They argue against the miracles of God. If a scientist stood next to Jesus as he called Lazarus out of the tomb, what would he say upon seeing Lazarus alive? Or what if that same scientist saw Jesus after His resurrection and Jesus said to him, “bring your finger thither and examine my hands and put your hand in my side”?
“Nature” has no intelligence. It has no mind, and no will. Only the rational mind of God creates order, but more than that, God did intervene in human history to create the first man and woman, to destroy those things that breathed with a global flood, and came Himself, as true God and true man, to be tempted, to live as we did, and to also show the great power at His command.
All the trials and martyrs and converts over the centuries have shown the work of God made manifest on earth. Ignore those who speak with only partial knowledge and partial authority. Those who wish to throw a stumbling block in front of you. They who no longer want to endure sound teaching. Those who say accept science and ignore God. Those who are deceived will deceive others, some knowingly and some unknowingly.
Study your Catechism, read your Bible and understand what the Church teaches. This will provide the solid foundation for you.