I want to thank you for your interest in this site and hope you've
found that it not only entertained and informed you, but that it challenged you to think
about life in ways you perhaps hadn't before.
Beliefs must be challenged if we are to grow
My home page began with the observation that our
understanding of the truth is constantly evolving. We would have to be naive
or arrogant for any one person or generation to think that they "know it
all," and I'm not about to tell you now that I've
got a lock on all the truth.
I will tell you though that I found my own beliefs challenged in a way I
never would have expected. The experience changed me and gave me a perspective on life
that I wouldn't trade. It made me more compassionate and understanding as a human being.
It helped me to see how to bring joy, and not just pleasure, to life. It renewed my sense
of wonder for the miracle of life that is all around us.
What causes a non-believer to believe?
I had rejected religion and never believed in God, never really even
cared, for that matter. All my life I've loved science and reason, and still do, but then
had an experience that I could explain by neither. One day in 1993 I found myself so aware
of God's presence, truth and love, that I either had to believe or find another answer. No
rituals, no denominations, no church, no religion as I knew it. Just me alone one day with
a Bible. It seemed, though, that God had spoken to me in the words of one person. I
searched and studied for months to make sense of all that I "knew" about
evolution, mankind and life, and found more truth in his words than in any scientific
facts or theories.
Can his words challenge your views on life?
Who is this person? His name is Jesus. What does he say about truth and
about know life? These are his words:
"I am the way and the truth and the life. No
one comes to the Father except through me."(John 14:6)
An extraordinary claim, to not only know the truth, but to be the truth,
and the way to life and to God. He has been more misunderstood and misrepresented than
anyone else in history, to the point that many of us want to reject him without ever
coming to know much at all about him. But can you name anyone who has more influenced the
world than Jesus? Even our calendar is marked by the time before and after his birth. How
does one person have such an impact? Who is he? These too are his words:
Again the high priest asked him, "Are you the
Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?" "I am," said Jesus. (Mark 14:61-62)
"I came from God and now am here. I have not
come on my own; but he sent me." (John 8:42)
"I and the Father are one." (John 10:30)
"If you really knew me, you would know my
Father as well." (John 14:7)
Is Jesus just a man?
Jesus is thought by some to be a just great moral teacher, but would a
great moral teacher lie about his identity or be so delusional? If he were just a kind,
wise, wandering rabbi, why did they crucify him? If he were just a teacher, how is
he able to transform lives with his words thousands of years later and create the
experience of his presence, peace and love in an unbeliever?
Are we honest about what little we really know?
It's pretty easy to cast doubt on all of this, ignore it, or just run in
the other direction. I know, because I did the same thing for years. But what then is your
answer to the question of how we got here, why we're here and where we are going. Where is
the truth found? Why does evolution take on such a self-righteous, religious posture on its
"facts" when we really know so little about the origin of life from a scientific
basis? No other branch of science takes that approach. Are we not more likely
to find the truth if we humble ourselves before all that we do not know rather than to
take pride in what little we do really know?
Wouldn't God find a way to come to us?
Does God exist? Can one come to know God through Jesus? I believe so.
Given my experiences and study, I now believe him to be who he claimed to be: The Son of
God, the Messiah and Christ, sent to be our Lord and Savior, showing us the way to live
life as God designed it to be.