Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Benny Thomas’

God breathed into the nostrils of Adam. This spirit gives him a free will. He was set in the garden to keep it and conduct himself as His steward. He forbade him from eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. By warning him the consequence of disobedience God let him use his discretion. God trusted him with names of His creation. Breath of God was intended as a medium for faith as well.

Faith of Adam is shown to have taken root well from God’s breath. It is revealed at the creation of Eve. Adam would had no knowledge as to what transpired in his deep sleep but when God brought Eve before him it was evident. “And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man./ And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh…” (Ge.2:22-23)

Benny

 

 

Read Full Post »

Soundings:5.1

  1. Day 1

 

Crack open an acorn and one might find a world of creatures that make it their home during the nut’s growth and decay. The number, however, is limited considering the size of the acorn. The nut has its limit so has the Earth.

The variety and number of organisms that fill an acorn will depend upon the surroundings. A nut lying on a bare and dry ground may not attract much as a decaying acorn swathed in a layer of moist leaves. Fecundity of moths, parasites and animals in an acorn owes to its environment as some parts of the Earth are more populated than other parts. The conclusion is quite compelling. Nature of an acorn in context corresponds with life forms interacting where the size of the Earth. Is it because Truth accommodates various species to organize about a triad? Truth of nature, of action and of experience create synergy that is for all to make use of?

Benny

Read Full Post »

This is an excerpt from a book I am currently busy with. More or less it reflects my life in some 365 entries,- where all that I read observed and lived through in some seven decades, are put down as a Daybook-benny)

 

36 Day 5

 

God sent His only begotten Son to the world (John 3:16) in order lead us into his light. His testimony agrees in these three: ‘And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one (1 John 5:8)’. Under the hand of John he received baptism to indicate his humanity. As a sign the spirit came like a dove descending and sat on him. On the cross his side pierced drew blood. Thus his humanity and deity have been established. He is indeed the firstborn from the dead.

 

36 Day 6

 

The Holy Spirit in keeping with the Father Son relationship, sets this: ‘Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool (Is.66:1).’ When Son finally fulfills His will we have the earth in heavenly places. The vision of four living creatures and the seven Spirits like seven lamps are set about the throne. (Re.4:3-8) indicate a mode of inversion. By death and resurrection of Jesus Christ it is the new earth that is our eternity.

 

36 Day 7

 

The Seven lamps that St John saw in his vision serve as a memorial. He makes spirit his angels (Ps.104:4) and we see several instances where they are sent to minister unto man. The angel waking up Elijah is one such. He strengthened the great prophet to go to Horeb where God had a message for him. Similarly when Jesus was in agony in the garden and a ministering angel attended to him. Between God and man there has been a highway so he has been always surrounded by the angel of his presence.

The Spirit makes the rock from which the Israel drank from as the Spiritual Rock that followed them. In spiritual parlance natural objects are invested with glory of God that is not in themselves but under whose hand it is set there.

Bread from heaven by the same token is not manna but the Son who came from his Father. In short what is the glory of God? It is the Son whose gospel made the earth double in for the heaven.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Full Post »

Size of course matters: wouldn’t a may fly consider the lifespan of humans as interminable as we might look at a galactic year?

Correspondence on the matter of size: Our planet Earth is a living planet giving rise to millions of species of life forms; Because it is a home to every creature big or small, these life forms have learnt to interact in groups forming a food chain, and thriving as far as they could, making the most of their ecosystems.

Benny

Read Full Post »

4 Day 7

 

Alexander of Macedon or Julius Caesar fought close combat when personal bravery often forced the outcome. How different it is from waging urban guerrilla warfare in our times? Art of war has lost its stomach for a single man to man confrontation.

We shall see law of entropy working in the manner Napoleon’s Grand Army was decimated in Moscow. A well-knit strategy is an order but when descends into chaos the result is inevitable, In his case an early winter had set in and he and his army had no choice but to retreat. General Winter was one among many imponderables that conspired against him.

Think of the early Christian church with the modern churches around the world. Religions show this dilution of cardinal virtues that prophets emphasized at the founding of their belief-systems. Apostles have given way for charismatic TV preachers advocating prosperity theology to milk the congregation. Order of Truth descending into chaos speaks of moral terms man cannot escape. Spirit of the times is a moral equivalent of the physical law.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read Full Post »

4 Day 5

 

From the analogy of apple (4.4) what changes it undergoes owe to the second law of Thermodynamics and it marks passage of time.

Time has no effect on a single atom. If an atom is smashed all you get is something else and by repeating it does not change. Atom is timeless in a manner of speaking. There is something complex about time, which is merely the means to separate an event from another. It is as mysterious as the first law: energy is indestructible.

 

4 Day 6

 

The second law can be expressed in several ways, the simplest being that heat will naturally flow from a hotter to a colder body. It is as simple as prayer of a believer goes up while blessings of the greater go toward the lesser.

 

Read Full Post »

4 Day 4

 

A luscious apple left to itself over a period of time tends to become mush. Reason for this a law that dictates close-knit atoms tend to loosen up without energy acting on it.

Energy makes the working of universe on a single standard as the apple.

Thermodynamics deals with the study of heat and energy. When water in a kettle is boiled you shall hear it makes sound as water furiously bubbles from source of heat leading to its boiling point. The atoms are passing on heat as they knock each other about. Heat from outside introduced energy.

The laws of thermodynamics describe how energy moves around within a system, whether an atom, a hurricane or a black hole.

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »