“Faith’s Lodging Place” by Dr. Joseph Luxum
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Once I came upon a small book by Rabbi Krakovski and one sentence stuck in my mind.He said that the kingdom of God is sealed; that seal is called The Truth. The seal of truth is actually found in the New Testament, therefore in Christianity, so I was quite intrigued by it and naturally wanted to break that seal and get into God’s King-dom, but who would give me the legal permission?Ever since I have kept engaged in the study of truth and discovered its properties, whichcan do wonders when fully embraced; for when it comes to God and His realm there is noother WAY to Him except through the TRUTH; and right there one finds LIFE.
Unless you become like children
There are those who do not believe in any witness depositions unless they are under thethreat of some lawful punishment. The testimonies of Mary, Peter, John and even those of Jesus’ brothers are indeed depositions. By labeling them as lies one exemplifies not only poorjudgment, but also devious character. Guile is always rooted in self and egocentrism. Chil-dren have not acquired yet that ‘property’, they are indeed without guile.Did Jesus’s disciples bluntly lie in order to gain a following and then willingly die for whatthey had witnessed? For when we examine Christianity’s history, and how quickly it spreadthroughout the world, we see that it was not the Crusaders or the Spanish inquisitors, northe Conquistadors that really cared about the truth, but rather those that were torn by lionsand burnt at the stake. But the question remains as to why would they die such horribledeaths? What possessed them not to renounce their faith? They definitely did not do it outof pride, or egocentrism, but very much out of their opposites. Who in his or her right mind would ever go to a torturous death singing? Those that were tortured were done away withbecause of superstitions. Being forced to divulge things, which cannot be described withhuman words, was the practice then. But can the reasons for their deep abiding faith be everexpressed? Perhaps yes… with singing. There is something in one’s soul worthy of paying attention to; but look out! The discovery may cause the seeker to experience the same? Butthis brings us to the mystery of unbelief. What are the origins of unbelief? Why so many seek to undermine the very existence of Jesus? I understand that Sir Doyle invented Sherlock Holmes, gave him a fictional birthplaceand even an address, and for many, that is so much easier to believe in than in Jesus.