LEGO – logos

For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

(Hebrews 4:12) NKJV

LEGO is a Greek word from which we get logos, one of the names of God the Son. In our context it describes the sequential laying down of thoughts to establish an argument. It’s the basis of logic and reason.

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A Logical Antidote to Guilt

But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it— the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

(Romans 3:21-23) ESV

Scientific advancement has reached the point where we really can know the answers to some of the questions that people have wondered about for millennia.

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Sound Reason

Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:

(Isaiah 28:9-10) KJV

Supposedly science is a state of knowing: knowledge as distinguished from ignorance or misunderstanding. Popular science (SciPop) however, is something very different. It’s not a body of knowledge, it’s an agenda.

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Life is Derived From Water

Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.

(Matthew 14:25-26) NKJV

Pastors and preachers talk about how Peter started walking on water but when he took his eyes off Jesus he began to sink. We (that’s me and the Holy spirit) want to make this passage about Jesus, not Peter.

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Baptism, Cleansing and Regeneration

Joyful boy being baptized at Redemption Hill Church

And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the LORD said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.

(Genesis 8:21) NKJV

God renewed the ground so that it would bear fruit again. The promise that God made to Noah. Noah’s flood washed away the salts and toxic compounds that had accumulated. Earth was baptized.

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Purpose, Reason and Function

But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

(1 Peter 3:15) KJV

The war in heaven which led to Satan being banished to Earth isn’t some terrible mistake that happened. It’s the working out of God’s will with the eventual goal of a place where he dwells in perpetual light with his people.

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Hell is Darkness, Heaven is Light

He sings before men and says:
‘I sinned and perverted what was right,
and it was not repaid to me.
He has redeemed my soul from going down into the pit,
and my life shall look upon the light.’

“Behold, God does all these things,
twice, three times, with a man,
to bring back his soul from the pit,
that he may be lighted with the light of life.

(Job 33:27-30) ESV

Creation has a purpose which combines the spiritual goal of separating good from evil with the physics of separating light from darkness. It gives us a unified theory of everything within the broad narrative of scripture.

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The Function of the Earth

For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.

(Isaiah 45:18) KJV

Within the ultimate answer to life, the universe and everything we also have to understand that certain things have a specific function. The Earth, for instance, has a function in the fulfillment of the purpose, which is there for a reason. We are using the word function as follows:

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The Answer to Life, the Universe and Everything

Then the Lord told me to say to the people, “Listen! I, the Lord, am giving you a choice between the way that leads to life and the way that leads to death.

(Jeremiah 21:8) Good News Translation

This life is our opportunity to experience sentient life. God is the source of this life and he’s made this obvious. However, he’s not going to make us believe a certain way. We’re free to believe whatever we want about life.

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