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(Continuation of my series beginning here). Series of why I believe in God.
The story you are about to read now written without exaggeration. For a believer, not a good idea to lie or stretch the truth; it would be equivalent to hammering the nails in the hands of Jesus. I mention this since I hope the following story will always be believed since our family miracle story is one reason I believe in God.
Years ago, my daughter, with her husband, was told they would not conceive, disappointed as they were, they chose to adopt. A miracle itself, it is challenging to adopt babies. However, they successfully adopted not one but two babies, years apart. (Not twins)
When the second child a boy, I will call Denis. Denis was healthy and loving, but after three years, we lost him. He passed away quite suddenly. (Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever) The couple is devasted and confused as to why God allowed this to happen, why take our child?
The sadness that followed, there are no words to describe it. My daughter grieving, asked me who she could pray to intercede for her to God. All she wanted was consolation! A reason to go on living!
I told her to pray to St. Therese of the Child Jesus because her parents lost all their male children, and St. Therese promised that she would help those still living when in her eternity. Her feast day on the Traditional Catholic calendar is Oct. 3. (Vatican II council while adapting to the world changed much of the Traditions one was the removal of some Saints, changes to the calendar of saints sometime in the ’60s.) BTW, Catholics do not worship the Saints; rather, we look to them as an example of their life. We are not praying to the dead; Catholics believe Saints are alive living their eternity.
Trying to brief this long story into a shorter version, I continue.
The family prayed a novena for a consolation to St. Therese. Shortly after that, the Vatican II religion allowed her relics; relics of St. Therese carried throughout the world in 2000, for veneration. My daughter read in the news that these holy relics were coming to a nearby Church. While there, they pressed their loved one’s picture to the relic and asked only for help to get on with their life.
Now the miracle!
Ten months later, my daughter gave birth to a boy, and to add to the joy; his birthday is on the feast day of St.Therese, Oct.3. Oct.3 on the Tradition Catholic calendar. God in heaven loves the number three. Therefore He graced her with two other children totaling three.
No one will ever take the place of our Saint-Denis, who also has answered many prayers for us. He was only three, but it is a pious belief to imagine the souls who reside in heaven are at the prime age of 33, the period Jesus Christ died for the world.
(Series why I believe in God, to be continued)
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Part 2 of Why I believe in God; the Christian God; no other. Why not believe in God; are some afraid they can’t live up to His standards? Few do! But, He forgives when we are trying. Trying is the keyword! We all believe in something why not believe in something that will reward you in the end.
Even the atheist believes in something else why glorify anything.
The readers will agree that people living in the world believe all sorts of things, from Aliens, Flat earthers, Pyramid power, the Easter bunny, Santa Clause to the Tooth fairy. Folklore, including pagan religions and so on. Why then only the Christian doctrine that the atheist/nonbelievers will object to so vehemently? The reason, found in several places written within the pages of the Bible, one such area is Luke 6:22. “Blessed shall you be when men hate you, and when they shall separate you, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.”
The atheist/nonbeliever believe in God, but won’t admit it, or they wouldn’t care what Christians think; they don’t care about other ideas, yes they may laugh and scoff but not waste any energy on them.
Why attack something so harmless as a belief unless it is accurate and they know it to be true.
In my previous post, I ended with this, “I believe because God proved what was prophesied beforehand, (Old Testament) and for over 2000 years, no one has proved otherwise.” We journey again to His time on earth and even before His time. What sort of person is this who even before He was born True happenings were recorded and happened.
How could such a man, like Jesus, born in poverty, unknown to the world, have such influence? Influence on the importance of keeping time and dates, as one example!
Anno domini Latin for A.D. (IN THE YEAR OF THE LORD,”) Words that refer to the birth of Jesus Christ. B.C. stands for “before Christ.” A.D. stands for anno domini, Latin for “in the year of the lord,” and refers specifically to the birth of Jesus Christ. “B.C.” stands for “before Christ.”
The idea to count years from the birth of Jesus Christ was first standardized under the Julian and Gregorian calendars. The system spread throughout Europe and the Christian world during the centuries that followed.
Again the nonbelievers couldn’t handle that, so they tried adopting a method known as BCE/CE since it was religious neutrality. They still can’t get away from the Before and After Christ. Since C.E., the abbreviation for “Common Era” is used to mark time in the same way. B.C. means “before Christ,” and B.C.E. stands for “Before the Common Era.” What is that COMMON ERA? It’s SUPERNATURAL! It’s GOD! Its Before Christ.
We can’t hide from Him. You can change the meaning of words or twist them; it always comes back to the beginning. The Truth!
Some readers may enjoy this series; some may not, but thank you in advance for your patience. Reading here, the why of it!
Post number one of why I BELIEVE IN GOD.
Most importantly, know that God does not need us; we need Him.
He created us with this inner desire to seek Him. Most of the time, we try to fill that void with material things; we feel fulfilled for a short time until we begin to hunger again.
God wants us to be happy and gave us a rule book to be satisfied, the Ten Commandments. He wrote them in stone; they will NOT CHANGE, with the times.
Atheists like to say, if there is a God, He hates us because we suffer.
God loves order, look at the universe and His creations, if there were no God, how is it possible that nature has order. Evil loves confusion; look at what is going on today in the world. We are in a spiritual battle! God allows it because man desires not to obey Him who created us. Therefore God, like a good parent, sees us.
Parents, too, the ones who CARE. Parents depending on the child’s age will leave them alone to make their own mistakes (to learn), the younger ones a parent might remove some privilege—grounding them, taking away a treasured “whatever,” hoping to get them on the right track again. God does that also when He sees humans going in a harmful direction; He allows them what they pray for even if it leads them to mistakes. We control much of our confusion, and many times the innocent are caught up in it. Like weeding your garden, some of the good gets pulled out with the weeds. That is life!
Let us, however, start from the beginning. God in the Heaven, Father the Creator, Son the Redeemer, and Holy Ghost the guide and giver of Gifts. All Three but One God. A Mystery of our Faith! Be as little children. “And there are three who give testimony in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost. And these three are one.“1 John5:7” And there are three that give testimony on earth: the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three are one.”1 John 5:8
The One True God was so happy because where God resided was perfect. So perfect, they wanted to share it! It is written they said, “Let us make man to our image and likeness: and let man have dominion over the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the air, and the beasts, and the whole earth, and every creeping creature that moveth upon the earth.” Genesis 1:26
Notice it is written the word “US,” plural, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Image and likeness refer to our immortal soul. Other creations had a mortal soul, in that when life was absent, the soul no longer existed.
God did not want us to be robots; He wants us to love Him. Heaven was open to us until sin came into the world.
Heaven was shut because of sin, but God the Redeemer was so willing to sacrifice, and God His Father agreed to be appeased by His willingness.
A wink of God’s eyes could have again opened the gates of Heaven, but would you have known His love, seen His example of His life in the name of Jesus, appreciated Him, and what limits your creator was willing to go for you.
Atheism says God hates us because we suffer. Study His life and see suffering, poverty, pain, misunderstanding, death. The Jewish nation, His people, never denied what is written of Him in that regard.
I believe because I prayed.
I believe because God proved what was prophesied beforehand, (Old Testament) and for over 2000 years, no one has proved otherwise.
Thinking of my recent followers, now, for some time, I notice several are atheistic.
I feel compelled to explain why I believe in God since many of my followers are doubters.
Thinking along these lines journeyed deep into my nature as to why I believe in God. I have always accepted, but there was a time when I doubted. It was that time in my life I wanted my will to be done; therefore, I pushed God on the back burner. I notice something was amiss in my life; it was peace, so I began to pray again. With prayer anew, daily activities resulted at the end of unrest. This END forced me to the BEGINNING of peace.
Why do I believe in God? I will write about in subsequent writings beginning with a series of posts.
Today with this post I believe, because I pray!