April 19, 2016




by Al Thompson

as looking up at the sky and there were two rainbows overlapping e
ach other, and a man I didn't even know turned around to me and said: "Who says there's no God?" 
The beauty of the event was overwhelming and everyone who noticed completely enjoyed the view. We can't see God, but we see the evidence of his existence through his creation. We can't see the air, but we feel it going through our lungs. We can't see the wind, but we can watch its effect on the trees and the environment. We see the sun, the moon, and the stars make their circle and the beauty of outer space is indescribable. Everything looks good.
      I do a lot of hiking in the mountains. If I look at a tree or a flower, the view of it is beautiful from every angle. How is it that this is so? Did it happen by accident? Did the flower evolve from some kind of unorganized scum? 
Everything that God created fits together perfectly.  The sun and the moon run their course providing daylight and light by night.  
The sun and the moon do not fight for position, they do exactly what God told them to do, and they do it perfectly every day.   Water provides refreshment for the whole earth, the beasts, and the plants.  It feeds the crops, provides for the necessities of life itself.  The earth gives up her fruit, and provides a home for all of mankind, beasts and plants.  We all have plenty of air to breath, food to eat, and all of nature serves mankind for his benefit.  Just looking at it makes a person feel good.  
     When I go for a walk in a nice area, almost everyone has a smile on their face and they are enjoying the peacefulness of the natural order.  There is so much to look at and so much to admire in nature.       
God created mankind so that he could enjoy all of the good things that God created.  We were not put here on earth to suffer. If we stay within the natural order, then our lives will prosper.  I believe the purpose of the natural laws and God's commandments is to keep us out of harm's way and if we observe those laws, we will have prosperous lives.
If God made everything perfectly, then it would follow that men and women were created to complement each other, and to live together in peace.  But since men have a free will, it is possible for them to make good and bad choices.  
I've always noticed how animals seem to be able to stay in their own natural order.  They choose their actions too; but they will usually stay within their own proper boundaries. Why can animals, but people can't?     
One thing I've noticed with animals is that they don't engage in gratuitous sex, while many men and women do.  For an animal, sex is for making more babies; whereas, with people, it is almost like some kind of sporting event.  
For many people the sexual act is an end to itself.  With men and women, sexual activity should be within the context of the natural order which is a lawful marriage.  
Animals do not get married, but they do manage to stay within the natural order.  You don't see animals acting like Hollywood sluts. But the problem is that our culture has provided too many opportunities for casual sex and it is at the center of our failure as a society and as a people.  
Government and religions have helped this along with their insane doctrines of death.     
If men and women put their relationships back into the natural order, they would benefit greatly.  Relationships, are a part of God's creation but they do have boundaries.
     The evidence for the existence for God is within nature itself.  And the evidence of his commandments are contained within the natural laws, and all living things have a latent knowledge of the natural law.  God's existence doesn't depend on any written document.  A written document--if its testimony is true--will reflect the state of the case. 

     Consider the words of  Clement of Rome around 100 A.D: 
"The heavens, revolving under His government, are subject to Him in peace. Day and night run the course appointed by Him, in no way hindering each other. The sun and moon, with the companies of stars, roll on in harmony according to His command, within their prescribed limits, without any deviation. The fruitful earth, according to His will, brings forth food in abundance. At the proper seasons, for man and beast and all the living beings upon it. Never hesitating, nor changing any of the ordinances which He has fixed. "   
 (1st Epistle of Clement)
     We should be focusing our minds upon this and letting go of the brain-rot of today's culture.  There are too many good things that God created for us to enjoy, and it is worth our while to just turn away from evil and enjoy the life that God gave us.