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For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.

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Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, I myself serve the law of God with my mind, but with my flesh I serve the law of sin. Rom This is a great description of the battle that goes on within our own bodies, the natural thinking of man at war with the thinking of God. If we let the mind of God enter into our lives then it will begin to push out the things that we naturally want to do. We see a good illustration of the two types of thinking in Genesis 4 and the example of Cain and Abel.

In the course of time Cain brought to the LORD an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. God made coats of animal skins for Adam and Eve, God was showing man how he wanted worship to be done and what was acceptable to him, and this was even mentioned in the New Testament even though it happened thousands of years before. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts.

And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. Heb Here God is telling us that there is a specific way to come to him, and that was through the sacrifice of animals, until the sacrifice of Christ that is, which was the perfect sacrifice once and for all. Abel applies that godly thinking and presents God with an acceptable sacrifice; while Cain does what he thinks is best and applies his human thinking. We then see a graphic example of the enmity that exists between the two types of thinking, with Cain rising up and slaying his brother. We are constantly taught by the world that there are good people with a few bad people thrown in, but man is basically good; that is opposite to what the Bible tells us.

Look at this verse from the prophecy of Jeremiah…. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? Jer We have to have the basic understanding that the Bible clearly tells us that man is not basically good, but rather man is bad. That might sound a bit depressing, God is saying that we are not good, but there is a reason why he wants us to understand that.

Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual. The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. The development of a spiritual mind is not something that can happen overnight. Thinking like God is not natural. We can do this by reading the Bible, absorbing the words of God, and thinking upon the man who is described as the word made flesh, that of course is the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

We need to think about what he said, what he did, how he acted, and how everything thing he did was all about his Father in heaven. The knowledge of worldly things is no use to us in understanding the things of God and it is only by reading and absorbing the word of God that we develop a spiritual mind able to understand all the things freely given to us by God.

For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

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But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Gal There are nine virtues called the fruit of the spirit, and 15 bad things, or 17 in the KJV. If we are of a spiritual mind then those good things are what we will do naturally, and if we have the mind of the natural man then we will be doing the bad things naturally. We should hopefully see that spiritual mind in action. When God promises us forgiveness, eternal life, a relationship with himself…we can believe.

God is telling the truth. More sure than our feelings, thoughts, and limited perception, God is totally accurate and honest in what he says. Every promise he makes to us can be trusted, he means it. We can take him at his word.

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Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. God is. His wisdom is unlimited. He understands all the elements of a situation, including the history and future events related to it. We do not have to update him, counsel him or persuade him to do the right thing. He will, because he is capable and his motives are pure. If we trust him, he will never make a mistake, never undercut us or deceive us. He can be fully trusted to do what is right, in all circumstances, at all times.

The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? This is who God tells us he is. The following explains how you can begin a relationship with God right now: Knowing God Personally. Spiritual Adventure Pack. Like an infinite stack of turtles. But the Bible warned us to expect that. Here is an example of two forms of wording, the second of which is about twice as successful as the first: 1.

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Easy Personal Protection Training 2. Fast Personal Protection Training Suppose we were to write a programme to change characters at random in the first phrase with the following constraints: 1. Any letter can change. The probability of a letter changing is p. If the change does not produce the desired result, ie phrase 2.

The programme runs fast enough to attempt one mutation every microsecond. T depends on the value of p selected. A shorter time results if we consider a sequence of 30 amino acids and consider changing just one of them in a defined way. The quantity z is 4 and all else remains the same. These designs are complex. We still can not determine what direction light will go when it hits a prism based on identical condition each time the light hits the dispersion can not be pre determined.

If science could calculations prove all outcomes then many of our scientists would be successful wealthy professional gamblers. Well done. Agreed that specified complex information is always the result of intelligence without exception. Within the context of English every reply here is specified complex. Likewise within the context of life every protein and enzyme is specified complex. In order to disprove this well established well documented fact, the naturalist has to PROVE that nature is capable of reproducing specified complex information absent of intelligence with an example we know the origins of.

After a million tries with 0 success it turns into worldview bias rather than truth seeking. The Evolution 2. His Easter bunny is correct. Belief, not proof. To which you are entirely welcome. It is an amalgamation of amino acids, which have evolved over billions of years.


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You are wrong and need to consult a basic biology book. What about the creation of the metals in stars? All stars of a given mass evolve and create metals in the same way and with increasing complexity giving rise to all the elements on the periodic table. There is no known code for this yet it happens uniformly in an inevitable cascade. Similarly there is a similar inevitability from interactions between the lithosphere, hydrosphere and geosphere where the cascade path of least resistance leads inevitably toward life. That it took microbial organisms at least 2.

I can see how those that want to believe in a creator, have a limited education or do not understand the principles of evolutionary biology may be taken in by your argument but in reality it is a simple straw man argument and proves nothing. I am entirely enthusiastic about the possibility of someone solving this problem. But to date, nobody has solve the design problem in biology. If someone can solve the Evolution 2. Yes matter can not be destroyed but who said the big Bang was the the start of creation. I ask you also how did matter start.

Was it just here? Can water be destroyed or is it converted? If wood is burned it turns to ash. What matter can be destroyed? This is a question not a statement. Now, essential motion is incompatible with eternity, and matter and essential stability are two mutually exclusive categories that cannot be fused in a single locus.