Paul, Apostle of Christ

Posted by jvoltner on 23rd January 2019 in Uncategorized

Many people in their darkest times have probably used evil instead of good, Even though “you can’t repay evil with evil” people still turn to it and we can’t explain why we do it. We need to keep this quote from Paul in our minds, “Love is the only way”

 

That quote, for me anyway, means that no matter how bad things are, no matter how dark life gets, no matter how beaten down you get, you always should love God because if the dark makes you do evil things then it is winning and making you lose not only yourself but also the strength of your love with God. That quote is a major ingredient for peace and reconciliation, and also advice for our souls.

 

Life is a battlefield filled with hardship, when that times comes to fight it’ll either be easy or hard. When the fight cuts deep then I let the blood from the wounds of my mind pour onto paper and turn it into a song, whenever I complete a song I feel that God had my back through it, I hope he’s at least somewhat proud of this type of art I express myself with. God gave us many different ways to overcome pain in a non-violent way, music is one of them.

 

Christ-like love is the most perfect love out there. For people, having this type of love is very very difficult as people aren’t perfect. But the Lord has asked us to try. To see what Christ-like love is, we would have to be friends with someone who loves everyone no matter what they believe or have done, Someone that prays for their enemies, and someone that would die to save many many people. A person like that would have the most closest perfect love, We aren’t perfect, but the Lord is in many beautiful ways.

 

No one is going to have the perfection of Christ-like love, But we can try. The Lord has asked us to. He returns the favour by helping us in our torment, but most importantly, He died for us so we could be saved.    

 

The central logic of Christianity

Posted by jvoltner on 12th December 2018 in Uncategorized

In the video, most of the things Bishop Barron was talking about was tied to the point of love and what it truly is supposed to be. If we understood what it is then it would change our lives, To love those who hate us, To “Test the integrity of our love” Not to follow the calculation of loving those who love us and despising those who despise us, because ‘in the evening of life we will be judged on our levels of life.

 

A piece of God’s math is that he loves us all equally. “The sun shines on everything and so must love. The rain falls on the good plants and the bad plants” It’s spectacular that God’s love works like that considering that we are used to liking those who like us and hating those who hate us but Bishop Barron states that it’ll be a revolution that if we love those who hate us and also pray for them then it’ll change our lives. This is testing the integrity of our love.

 

Bishop Barron explained what Love supposedly means. He said that “Love is to will the good of the other as other” He also states that we shouldn’t love to get love in return and no offer no resistance to one who is evil. God loves all and he wants us to love like God himself. A reading from the book of Matthew  “You have heard that it was said ‘an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth’ But i say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek turn the other as well” God also doesn’t want us to use revenge.

 

Near the end of the video he says that we are like individual temples of God and that the spirit of God dwells in us. We need to let our own little suns shine on the just and unjust and our own rain to fall of the good and bad plants. This means that we should go out and tell people about God and Jesus’ teachings and to also help out people even if they are our enemies. It’s a beautiful statement that more people should let into their hearts instead of it bouncing off their heads and walking over it.

 

If the central logic of Christianity is a perfect love then why haven’t we accomplished this after all this time? Because we are not God, we are human and no human is perfect but we can reach a high amount of this type of pure love with our heart and mind. Even though we are not perfect we still do have the spirit of God within us no matter how dark it is inside. We have it to share with others, to help them out, and to help ourselves to help love life even when darkness breaks us.     

 

Who is Jesus?

Posted by jvoltner on 22nd November 2018 in Uncategorized

Who is Jesus?

 

Questions and suffering, these are a strong formula in life, sometimes the questions tear at us for many reasons. One of those reasons if that we’re afraid to ask questions. One question we should sit down and think about is “who is Jesus?” by asking and understanding these questions, it’s answers can help to overcome the tearing questions and suffering we face and fight.

 

In the story, Sal and Chris are having a honest conversation. Chris states that he is glad to see Sal Asking honest questions. In the top of the book the first words you see are “Honesty. Be honest with yourself” Honesty is a big point in this story and it paves the true path of the conversation between the two. A recipe for the world that we talked about is Be honest, Be Authentic. It does sound like a simple recipe for building a machine that will take the clutter of questions out of our mind. Also a recipe that can fight darkness and toxins left in our head by some questions. Yet being simple it is hard because fear is a powerful thing that we all struggle to let go, Jesus would calm the fear and let us open our eyes to seek him. Be honest seekers.

 

Cracks and heal, love and fear, 2 things in our hearts like a spear. We talked a bit about love and went deeper. In the start of the story Sal says that Chris didn’t answer the problem of evil With God in heaven but with Jesus suffering evil on the cross. Later on Chris states that God suffered with us while the Jews were suffering in the gas chambers during the holocaust. Now, Jesus loves us, the evidence obviously being his suffering on the cross for us, we went through pain because of love. God loves us and doesn’t let us suffer alone, He suffers with us because of his love. It makes me think because Love causes pain yet is can heal a cracked soul. Some people are feared to be loved because of the pain it can cause, but Jesus showed no fear. The only love and trust that will never betray you is God’s love.  

 

In the dialogue Sal is wondering and asking many questions. Chris is happy that he is because Sal isn’t afraid to ask questions. Many many people have many questions but fear causes them to just be in silence while the questions zoom around our heads never to be answered. One reason for fear in questioning would be the loss of faith, Chris says yes to Sal’s question which is “Aren’t you afraid someone with weak faith will read this and lose his faith?” But the questions could also strengthen a person’s soul. Is not asking questions a weakness? This was a question brought up in class and still buzzes around my head today but I think it is, We let the fear control us to not ask even though we are much stronger than the fear, or we are just worried on what others will think of us. We need more people like Chris in this world. He won’t judge questions, Like Jesus.

 

Jesus is 100% God. He’s the man you go to when you need to spill questions out of your head, He’s the man that suffered and still suffers out of love. He’s the only man that can bring true light to this world.    

 

The problem of evil

Posted by jvoltner on 30th October 2018 in Uncategorized

The problem of evil

 

One of the main points in The problem of evil is Free choice.

 

God gave us free choice out of love and because he was confident in us to use it wisely. The choice of freedom however can and will cause sin. The origin of evil is not the creator but the creature’s freely choosing Sin and selfishness. God was confident in us so he gave us free choice, we aren’t expected to use it perfectly, we ain’t perfect  but we should use our good side of free choice more than the sin side.

 

Another main point is the 2 different categories of evil (Physical & Spiritual evil)  

 

Examples of both

 

Physical evil

 

  • Poisoning the body with different things like Alcohol,Cannabis and other drugs.
  • Self harm to the home of the soul (body)  
  • Causing harm to others

 

Spiritual evil

 

  • Wrong free choice
  • Following on the path on the Devil
  • Wishing harm on others soul

 

Both of these evils are very present everywhere, where there are people there will be sin because they are not using their free choice wisely and using it foolishly. Just check the news and that’s all the evidence you need.  What people need to take into consideration is that God made a solution to the problem of evil, It is his son Jesus Christ. 

 

One of my personal favourite points to this reading was Suffering and the 2 types of it.

 

There is no such thing as a perfect life, Life’s formula always has some hard hits, Jagged points and darkness, People complain to God for their suffering even though some of it is caused by other people and their Dark choice. Not all suffering is bad even though it feels like it. Sometimes to suffer for something is proof that we have love for it. Another interesting question that is related to this is “Why do bad things happen to good people?” It’s a simple answer which is a Test to faith, God wants to know if you will leave his path if you suffer. It’s sad to know that this has been the case for some people. In my opinion God also gave our souls the strength to keep going through the cracked road of life, people say that they can’t take it anymore but yet most pull through. Unfortunately those who succumb to the easy exit sign is also leaving God and entering hell. God created us out of love so don’t waste life.  The good suffering is of love and the bad suffering is a test. Pass it. 

Try to find the good during bad suffering, and always fight through.

 

Religion (The reasons to Belive)

Posted by jvoltner on 12th October 2018 in Uncategorized

There are some great points in Peter Kreefts “The Reasons to Believe” He talks about if God exists, The atheists, and also the soul. 

 

God created a lot of things for us besides the earth, He created the universe for humans to understand. God has made all these “Causes” Happen in the universe that eventually lead to us, but did he create our consciousness? God is the first mover. Evidence of Gods existence would be the movement of things, without the first mover there would be no movement, no time, no purpose.

 

There are people that believe that God doesn’t exist. Some (Like Pascal) says that you cannot logically prove Gods existence. Some people can’t wrap their heads around the question of “Who made God?” And that causes their minds to believe that God is an impossible and illogical Being. They need to know that “All who seek him will find him“

 

Our Body’s are eventually gonna die, Our Souls however are immortal, they live on. Our existence is borrowed. God has given us souls(Another proof that he exists) We should give thanks to God for our souls. The universe is huge and we are very very small, but we are apart of the universe because of our souls. 

 

God is is the first mover, Master, Giver of life. He has given us many things that we should put to good use while we still have time in our bodies.

Top 7 of my favorite halo weapons

Posted by jvoltner on 19th January 2018 in Uncategorized

7. energy sword

6. SMG

5. Sniper rifle

4. plasma rifle

3. Assault rifle

2. Frag grenade

1. Battle rifle

Web Design 2 (blog editing Gravitar)

Posted by jvoltner on 19th January 2018 in Uncategorized

To change your gravitar on your blog you have to go to your dashboard then click on the users button   then click your profile. Once you do that scroll down until you see

click on gravitar to change the picture. once your in gravitar you have to log in then click this  then it will give you 4 choices on how to change the image.  URL is the most simple way.

Web Design 2 (Blog editing tittle, tagline ,ect)

Posted by jvoltner on 19th January 2018 in Uncategorized

To change the title of your blog you have to click customize then click site identity  then you will be able to change the title and the tagline.

 

Web design 2 (iblog editing Plugin

Posted by jvoltner on 19th January 2018 in Uncategorized

To activate the  jQuery Colorbox plugin go to your blog’s dashboard then click plugins 

then search up the jQuery Colorbox plugin   Then activate it.

 

Web design 2 (Iblog editing)

Posted by jvoltner on 19th January 2018 in Uncategorized

to change the theme of your iblog you will have to hit the customize button on the top of the screen.    then hit this  then there will be a lot of diffrent themes to choose from.

To edit some Widgets once again you will have to click the customize button then hit widgets. then click these two.   then you can add some widgets you want to have.

 
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