On the Gospel of Christ:

 

  • We are sinners, therefore, we sin. NOT we have sinned, therefore, we are sinners.
  • Sin is NOT crime, but crime definitely is sin.
  • Sin is cutting off relationship with God and walking away from Him.

The wages of sin is death…”

  • Death is the eternal separation from God.
  • To sin, we are helpless as a terminal cancer patient.
  • God’s antidote: Christ, who is God Himself, became man. Died, without sin, on behalf of every sinner. “

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

  • Christ is the ONLY WAY for us to get close to / get right with God.

If [we] confess with [our] mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in [our] heart that God raised [Christ] from the dead, [we] will be saved.”

  • Through our confession and believing, God delightedly gives us peace, hope, dignity, meaning, and the power to change!
  • We can be healthy again.
  • There is no better deal for you to live an abundant and joyful life, now and forever.

On a true atheist


(An excerpt of PT’s sermon)

 

On a true atheist 1:

If you are a true atheist, you should:

 

            Say to your dying mom, without tear and emotion, “Mama, you should go! You are weak and ill, you are a hindrance to the progressive evolution process. Your genes are weak. Let me carry the good genes to continue the evolutionary link. If you die now, less energy will be consumed. Your decomposed body actually can contribute to the next stage of random mutation.”

 

Your mom got a heart attack and says, “You are an animal!!”

 

You then reply, “We all are evolved from animals!!”

 

 

On a true atheist 2:

If you are a true atheist, you should not:

 

            Call 911 for a pick-pocket. You should say to yourself, “Unfortunately, I am a weaker link, the theft is a stronger link. He deserves to be protected for stronger and more deceitful power to survive!”

 

(BTW, love, compassion, considerate, ……blood donation etc. go against the law of Evolution – survival of the fittest!)

 

 

Another argument against the atheists

How do we get from here to there: the insurmountable gap? (molecule to human)

·        Old arguments: TIME, RANDOMNESS & CHANCE

·        New argument: break up into millions or billions of steps in minute probabilities (Just break up into billions of steps in incremental inching up the slope of the evolutionary climb)

* It is a kin to MAGIC

* A millions or billions of insurmountable steps do not make an insurmountable step however miniscule to be surmountable!

Atheist:

What about conducting an experiment to test the existence of God. Let us divide sick people into 2 groups. One sick group pray to God and the other without prayers made.

If God exists, He answers prayers (pure assertion, however). If God does not exist, it takes one prayer unanswered in the group that prays to disprove His existence. People who pray did not recover from their sickness. Where is God?

Response:

There is the world of difference between “natural causality” and “personal causality”.

An example of natural, physical, chemical, mechanical, or impersonal, causality can be illustrated in the following: When temperature remains constant, the volume of a fixed mass of a gas decreases as the pressure increases, and it increases when the pressure decreases. If the pressure is kept constant…… (Boyle’s Law)

One sick child did not receive any help or gift in spite of its persistent quest. There are motive, desire, interest, care, foresight, judgment, reflection, … involve in the “multiplicity and complexity” of other correlative factors why the parent does not attend to the request made by the sick child.

* God and Christ are not like gold and chemicals

* God and people are not like that of game and program

* Trust and communion are not like that of rust and combustion

* Love and song are not like that of light and soil

* Prayer and truth are not like that of pressure and temperature

The relationship between prayer and disease should not be over-emphasized or made into a test case for the proof on the existence of God under a scientific experiment.

Psalm 46:10-11

1.     The experiment (the double-blind? Studies) is too mechanical bothering more on formula of magic than faith in the Messiah Jesus Christ our Savior.

2.     Our culture has the utilitarian bent to reduce spiritual reality into economic commodity or personal usability and beneficiality.

Response:

If God has to fit into our agreement, preference, convenience, schedule, and taste, then what God has spoken and done in His atonement, purpose, covenant, Sabbath and truth, would never arise or be realized in our knowledge of Him.

3.     Whenever God is reduced to our human bidding, no longer is that kind of God the God of the Bible.

* We have set preconditions for what God can or cannot be or do. Would we believe there is such a God? Could we still believe that God is still who His is?

4.     The Christ knows that the whole creation is under “the curse of sin” after the Fall of Adam and Eve. Thus, what is on the spiritual level should await for the complete redemption in the coming of Christ. (Romans 8:22-23)

5.     The mark of a true Christian in prayer to God is “Thy will be done.” It is uttered in hope, confidence, peace, courage, assurance, and love of the Lord and not the spurning of words in defeat, helplessness, anger, or bitterness. (Matthew 26:42-46)

The question of the atheist on the existence of God in answering prayer can be argued from the prayer of Jesus Christ Himself both in the garden of Gethsemane and at the crucifixion. Did God exist to listen to the prayer of the Savior?

* The prayer of Jesus Christ was never on the existence of God nor on the care of God. It was not even on the purpose of God. The prayer of the Savior had to do with the eternal humiliation and the intense suffering of bearing the sins of the human race.

Christ is coming again! Believe and receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior.

He who knew no sin was made to bear our sins.

He was made to bear our sins, not made to sin. O what a Savior!

Give an answer to those who ask about the hope in you as a Christian

Atheist’s Argument:

The heart or the eye is not something “improbable” in the theory of evolution because changes do not come by “a single leap” but by “breaking the improbability up into small, manageable parts, smearing out the luck needed, going round the back of Mount Improbable and crawling up the gentle slopes, inch by million-year inch.”

 

Christian Response:

To the atheist, any espousal of a Designer “would have to be intelligent and complicated beyond all imagining and complicated is just another word for improbable—and therefore demanding of explanation.”

1.      But how about breaking the “complication” into parts in the creative works of God?

 

2.      Why is it improbable to think of God since He is “beyond all imagining” when the atheist challenges us to “dare to imagine beyond” for the changes necessary in the theory of evolution?

 

3.      Who has witnessed the infinitesimal progress or crawl by an inch in millions of years?

·        How do we get from here to there: the insurmountable gap? [Mount Improbable]

·        New argument of the atheist: just break up into billions of steps in incremental inching up the slope of the evolutionary climb?

 

4.      By breaking up into millions of parts and imagining each step to the next as a millionth change of “successful occurrence,” we simply multiply the occurrence from improbable to impossible. But evolutionists argue from “improbable” to “extremely improbable,” and then by a “blind leap of atheistic faith” arrives at the likelihood of occurrence.

 

5.      By breaking into parts, the atheist assumes the “total purpose’ or “overall function” is still in view and known prior to the complete integration of functions.

·        For example: A blind person might feel the elephant’s trunk for a fire hose, the tail for a rope, the ear for a giant leaf, and the knees for an old person with rough wrinkles. Would each person know each part as in the whole picture of an elephant without knowing or seeing the complete existence of an elephant?

·        Knowing a part is far from knowing the whole in terms of total function and purpose.

·        Imagine the simplest cell crawling up the “improbable mountain” and inching its way along millions of years along the slope and getting to the top as a multi-cellar biped creature, that is the incredible faith of the atheist and his theory of evolution!

 

6.      What the atheist is asserting is that more “time” more likelihood of occurrence. Throw in “chance” and it would increase the likelihood of occurrence. Now, throw in the idea of “breaking into millions of step or parts” and the whole idea of a particular occurrence, according to the theory of evolution, would bound to occur. It is like saying, if we put a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters for a million years, some how the works of Shakespeare could be generated or maybe a work on the theodicy of nature.

·        It is like the illustration of putting each part of an airplane—air pressure instrument, wheels, o-rings, bearings, turbine engines, black-box recorder, hydraulic systems, couplings, warning systems and lights, emergency doors, compressors, etc—into a huge contained and let it shake for millions of years and eventually a 747 airplane would be assembled. But that is not all.

·        One has to break into much smaller composition such as rubber, metal, oil, fiber glass, copper… So the illustration continues, we are to shake and mingle these materials for millions of years and let randomness, chance, and luck to from a fuel gauge, radar communication, air conditioning system, gyroscope, weather forecast instruments.

 

Christian Response:

Why the theory of evolution based on “minutely incremental development” due to survival instinct had to face with many living things that possess attributes and abilities may beyond their “merely instinctual survivability?”

 

One physicist asks, “we have certain skills—for example, we can jump streams and catch falling apples—which are necessary for getting by in the world, but why is it that we also have the ability to discern, for example, what’s going on inside atoms, or inside black holes, these are completely outside the domains of everyday experience…not necessarily for good Darwinian survival.”

 

Human beings are endowed with far greater intelligence that just the survival level of existence. We are connected to God in the worship, work, walk, and wonder of life.

 

Atheist’s Argument:

We cannot prove the non-existence of God just as we cannot disprove the existence of microscopically small teapot revolving around the Sun between Earth and Mars because, in this hypothetical example, the existence of the thing in questions is undetectable by any known means, and so the non-existence is impossible to prove.

 

Atheists boast of the unnecessary need to disprove fantastical claim such as the “invisible, intangible, inaudible unicorn,” or the “flying spaghetti monster.” Some atheists accept what seems to be Design and Intelligence in nature but explain it on the basics on evolutionary naturalism. Thus, there is Design but no need for the Designer.

 

Christian Response:

Christians are not that stupid to fail in distinguishing what is of “fantastical imagination” and what is of “factual imagination,” the former being delusively improbable and the latter inferentially probable.

講故事

人與人溝通的話題,可以是是非,潮流,打遊戲,時事……等。

有些人只是話多,內容膚淺乏味。有些人話題源源不絕,講得生動有趣。

兩者分別在他們生命或生活上的input

Input是不會自動上門的。要花心思、時間去經歷、洞察及尋找。

找到了,分享之時亦能講得有趣、動聽,那真的不是朝夕的事。

 

希望每天都能講些有趣、有意思的故事。

A Digital Immigrant

剛巧 Spring Break, 把日久失修的 Blog 從 Yahoo 搬家。還有很多的事想在這星期完成……但恐怕會"眼闊肚窄"了!

剛開始用Facebook,的確是遲了一點。很久以前已想用它,但畏首畏尾,又怕 security 的問題,又怕誤交損友……但沒辦法了! 自己已不是 "Digital Native",更不想做太過份的"Digital Immigrant"!

伙頭智多星

一口氣看完了整套兒時最心愛的日本卡通,伙頭智多星。其他人都不什喜歡,嫌它太誇張,尤其是味王(村田源二郎)試味時的誇張部份,實是攪笑。(平反:足球小將的誇張部份其實不於它!)

我之所以喜歡除了因為我喜愛做和食外,最吸引我的是故事人物中的情誼和對理想的執著與胸襟。陽一在料理比賽中逢戰必勝,在現實是近乎不可能。但令陽一得勝之道是他對料理的熱誠。又因為料理的對象是食客,他的料理亦是為食的人著想。無論遇上什麼對手,他會越戰越強,因為他相信料理的創作是無止境的,一種材料可有著無限的變化。最後,所有跟他比賽過的敵人,都因他的熱誠,執著,胸襟與勇氣而變成好朋友。(現實更不可能發生!)

故事的末段講到味王到處流浪,為要找尋一種終極味道。諷刺的是,當他偶然嚐到了那終極味道時,他震驚至記憶全失。各手下用盡辦法都不能使他回復記憶。最後,陽一令悟到料理終極的味道,就是烹調者與食者之間的關懷和愛心,而令味王恢復記憶。每位食者都有獨特的味道渴求,而終極的料理就是用最尚的愛心去滿足這渴求。

熱誠(passion)不單是喜歡,上癮或迷醉。Caleb對‘熱誠’的定義是:酷愛+持久+執著+胸襟+冒險+取+卓見+天資。有些人空是喜歡而缺乏天資卓見,不會有限大的發揮;有些人很talented但感覺不到他/她的愛。諒我只是偶爾看看food channel,對我來說,Emeril是有執著,但看不到他的熱誠。Jamie Oliver最感覺到他的熱誠及活力。Hiroyuki Sakai的熱誠是使人佩服,他有著以上所有的品質,再加冷靜和養!

對我來說,無論是飪,教學,音樂等,所有都沒有‘完美’的。‘終極’是以熱誠,關懷,愛心,持久,胸襟去對待,去進步。

 

shopping 很過癮

有什麼東西比人家付款,我 shopping 更過癮呢?這些全部都是剛剛新鮮到埗的"玩具"。上學期一連完成了兩個 Funding projects,加起來一共有八千元。嘩八千元買音樂系的儀器,又可 shopping,又可學用器材,一舉兩得。Mixer, mic, interface, 一部 Mac laptop,iPod nano, Hymntune CD-ROM, Music stands, and Stand cart。

My chains are gone

每次聽基督教電台 KCBI ( 認識我的人亦知道我有很多時間在 Highway 上),每次一定會聽到 Chris Tomlin 的 Amazing Grace ( My chains are gone ),有時一天可有三,四次! 初時聽這隻歌感覺很 cheesy。但往往看罷其電影再聽這歌時,感覺就不一樣了。Amazing Grace 是講英國歷史中,有一位年輕的國會議員(William Wilberforce),雄心壯志想借自己的地位而廢除英國的奴隸制度。但他後來回歸基督教後,想放棄國家而事奉神。但他所有的朋友都游說他繼續爭取。 而他其中一位朋友,就是John Newton (Amazing Grace 詞作者)亦游說他說,爭取廢除英國的奴隸制實是為上帝工作。自始,他不屈不撓的,甚至幾乎命斷,而在國會中搏鬥。最後,終令英國"開始"廢除奴隸制度。現 在,當我聽這歌時,一幕幕Wilberforce 為上帝,為真理的不折腰再重演。每次再聽這歌時,我就禱告感恩,在歷代歷國衪都帶領偉人來保護真理,為真理"企硬"。他們是受辱受苦來爭取的…… 我們呢?

頑皮的”金句”

各位讀者, 久違了! 還覺得二月過得特別慢, 眨眼三月已來.無聊, 特去找一些兒時頑皮的”金句”, 又能笑了半小時. 有一些是PG13 = 不能出街, 有一些是低B小小.

* XXX﹝人名﹞,坐飛機,跌落黎,「慘」玻璃,返到屋企唔忿氣,打爛電視機,打爛收    音機, 「呯lin bom林」放臭屁,臭過無比石油氣。

* 琴日我見到你跳樓﹝扭﹞…腰舞!

* 琴日我偷睇你沖涼…茶。

* 你XX過左身﹝新﹞…加坡。

* 55699﹝快快食奶奶﹞

* 465354709394﹝死佬唔三唔四出呢搞三搞四﹞

* 2038240﹝伊利沙伯醫死你﹞

* 美國加拿大澳洲﹝你個格勒底好臭﹞

《生日歌》恭祝你生日撼穿個頭,慶賀你死埋老竇;年年都要乞食,歲歲都要楂兜,恭喜你,恭喜你。

《神奇大帝》神奇大帝穿咗個(褲?)窿,娶咗三個妾氏,有個放屁,有個痘皮,有個病(老?)到就嚟死。

《叮噹》人人期望嘔白泡,嘔得快就死得早;人人炫耀開心歡笑,撩到吊鐘反轉更好;爬進奇妙口袋裏,你想嘔泡必得到,奇妙嘔法不可思義,心中一想就嘔泡。想叮噹伴你嘔泡,難過去尋寶。你睇!嘔出嚟喇!清倉啦!誰都喜歡你,嘔清晒啲泡!

《千年女王》傳說中有個女王在世上,長長頭髮,兩眼發青光……

《Carmen – Toreador song 斗牛士之歌》你E個大病實行係冇命, 買定山地, 買定棺材……

《 漫漫前路》漫漫長路有包萬寶路, 一包兩份煲……

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