Friday, July 19, 2013

Letter to an Atheist Whom I Love

The Way, The Truth and the Life.

Dear ______

The reason I am writing you is because I hope that by my witness you would come to know the truth.

My dear friend, I have experienced God personally.  If God is love for each of us individually, there will be no “evidence” or “proof” of that love, the love of God is a personal experience and when a soul experiences it, it is for that soul alone, not to be proven.   If God must “prove” his love, doesn't that cheapen it?  We have loved men in our life, how it would hurt us, if in loving someone they turn to us and say, “Prove it!”.  No.  God provides no proof for what He gives a soul in love, because it IS love, the purest love of all.    There is no greater intimacy than the love of God that He pours out on a soul that He loves.  I have felt this love.  During prayer, I felt the love of God fill me to the brim.  I was given the knowledge that it was only a small part of the love He has for me, yet I knew that if he gave me even the smallest drop more of His love I would die.  The flesh cannot handle the full love of God, it will die.  Knowing this, and loving Him so, I said, “Ok, let’s go.”  (Meaning I was ready to die.)  He pulled back and said, “Not yet.”

God gives us such a beautiful reason and intellect.  He gives us a little, and wants us to use our intellect to learn more.  What did this teach me?  It taught me that God was in control of when I would live of die.  He holds my heart in his hands and gently massages my heart so it will beat and give my lungs ability to take and expel air.  But then I gasped when I realized that I wasn't the only one He was doing this for.  Every person I met, or passed or spoke to, He was doing the same thing for them, and He loved them just as much as He did me.    Have you ever loved someone so much and have them turn their back on you and reject you?  How much does God hurt to those whom He loves so much that deny even His very existence!  He is REAL ____  He has sent you so many graces  for you to come to Him, but you keep pushing Him away.

______, I love you and I am writing you this because of that love for you.  Death comes for us all, and what we do here God remembers for eternity.  You will be more alive after your death than here.    There is truly only one way to the Father, and that is His Son Jesus.  I once asked God, “Buddha, Mohammed or Jesus,  I want to know.”  Well, He let me know it was only one person that ever lived…His only Son Jesus.   I felt the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ!  Scripture was given to me, “Knock and it shall be given to you, seek and you shall find.”

I love you ______ and want to see you in Paradise one day.

I am going to ask God, if He will to let you see the truth  Please don’t push Him away.

God Bless,

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Infinity Over Infinity - or Why Jesus has to be God.

To understand why Jesus has to be God, we have to understand the Father also.  The Father is infinite, with no beginning and no end.  Therefore, his attributes are also infinite.  His knowledge is infinite and, most important to us, his memory is infinite.  We were created, and we have a beginning, but with a soul that shall exist forever.  God is the creator of life, and if the angels shall not taste death or annihilation, then neither shall we, to say that our souls face an annihilation is not consistent with the nature of God as creator of life.  We shall be "somewhere" for all time.  A short time, (very short when you think about it) in the flesh, and then eternity either with God or banished from His presence.

So let's go back to the Father's memory.  The Father's memory is infinite, which means He will remember all things for all time.  (He is actually not bound by time, but that is another blog post) So think about that, what you do in the flesh God will remember for all time.  Every thought, word, or deed is remembered perfectly by God.  Your unforgiven sins are remembered by God forever, and as such unforgiven sins will face another aspect of God, His justice.  The justice of God is perfect and also infinite.  If something is perfect, then it is implemented with perfection, and carried out to it's perfect end. There is no skirting the justice of God.  At the judgment, there shall be no excuse for your sin, for if it is unforgiven and if God's justice is perfect, then you MUST face the consequences of your sin at the judgement.  God, although loving you and not wishing your banishment to Hell or suffering in Purgatory, because of His nature of being perfectly just, He will carry out that perfect justice.  He can be nothing less.  Can the perfect justice of God turn a blind eye to an offense? No.  We will pay every farthing for our sins, either in purgatory or for all time in hell.

But wait, we have the Blood of Jesus, right?  Yes, but that was 2000 years ago, how does an event 2000 years ago apply to the sins of those today?  There is only one answer, the Cross of Christ is a oblation by an infinite God which can reach through all time.  God is infinite, He took flesh in the second person of the Holy Trinity, Jesus.  Jesus, true God and true Man.  The Infinite God, who came to earth and gave the perfect oblation for all time.  For if God remembers forever and our sin has an infinite consequence, then what can cover a judgement that will be on us for all time?

What can cover infinity? Only infinity. The number 2 cannot cover infinity, nor can the largest known useful number in the universe (Grahams Number) encompass that which is forever and ever.

The infinite oblation of the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, true God and true Man is the only thing that can cover a sin that has an infinite consequence in eternity.

Infinity over Infinity, the only way to open Heaven so that God can give us His greatest gift...Himself.  For their is nothing else worth trying to attain in this eternity that we face than to see our God in the face.

For those that say that Jesus was not God, they are either mislead or liars.  If Jesus is not God then the sacrifice He offered was finite and not infinite and only covered the sins of those that were present at the Crucifixion, and not for us. (As humans, we can offer penance and sacrifice to God for the salvation of souls, but only while we are in the flesh, when we are in eternity and have no flesh we can no longer offer sacrifice, so if Jesus was not God, His sacrifice was only while He was on the Earth, and no farther.)  And if this is so then we are still in our sins and facing an eternity without God.

So, Jesus was God, His sacrifice was a perpetual sacrifice for all humanity from the time of the Crucifixion until the end of time. We can alleviate the eternal punishment (judgement) for our sins by the Confessional and Penance. (Confession sounds pretty good right now, doesn't it?)  Go to confession, go frequently, and do MUCH penance for your sins and the sins of those you love.  Time is shorter than you know.

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