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Monday, October 24, 2016



Conflicting information can be presented if done within the context of helping clientele develop critical thinking skills. Jones (1992) noted that critical thinking is "an alternative to making decisions by blind acceptance.

The term Blind Acceptance is an attempt to reduce faith to merely an mental exercise without any substance. When it comes to the Almighty God critical thinking is an attempt to completely discredit the narrative found in scripture.

The poet placed GOD in a more favorable context;   Psalm 8:1-6)

A Psalm of David.

"1 Lord, our Lord,  how majestic is your name in all the earth!

You have set your glory     in the heavens.
Through the praise of children and infants
    you have established a stronghold against your enemies,
    to silence the foe and the avenger.

When I consider your heavens,     the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,     which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
    human beings that you care for them?

You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet."


The author seemed to be awe struck when he penned the words  

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, 

Though David doesn't elaborate any farther for he is overcome by vastness and contemplation of the subject matter.

When he comes back to himself he states; "What is man?" 

Critical thinking is challenged to come up with a counterpoint to the idea that there could be a creator GOD. They like to use time as a component in their argument for the evolvement of what we see today. This argument starts with nothing. If there was something then it would have to be accounted for as to source which brings us back to an eternal creative force. Then there others who start with something without explaining what the source of the something is. 

There are two statements which people of faith hang their hat on so to speak. The first is "In the beginning GOD." What follows in scripture is too simple for the critical thinkers but in reality it is but a primer book of learning. The full essence of GOD and his works are not gone into and could not be understood even by those we have put up on a pedestal as our greatest thinkers. There is enough revealed to establish a basis for faith in the Almighty and that is all man needs to know.

A clue as to what transpired behind the scenes is given in; John 21:25  Jesus also did many other (Pre-creation) things. If they were all written down, I suppose the whole world could not contain the books that would be written.

Jesus the Son Of GOD was the creative force which spoke all of what we see and what we can't see also into existence.

John did his best to describe the immensity of what GOD has wrought when he spoke those words. 

The second is there will be a conclusion to what we see today. The Creator GOD will eliminate the negative and accentuate the positive and start over with those who will love the appearing of Jesus. 

Critical thinking is designed to allow people to think what they want and draw their own conclusions and live as they wish while GOD"S word's limits these actions to what he has said. Like it or not it's GOD"S way or the proverbial highway.

Satan has a counterpoint for almost every point GOD has made which caters to the lusts and whims of those who follow him. Whether it is marriage, peace, health, or worship,  he gives license to rail against everything GOD has proclaimed to be good.

When you buy into what Satan is selling you are rejecting what the creator GOD has declared to be the final word on all subjects. The time will come when the followers of the master of evil will appear before GOD and all of their arguments and justifications will vaporized before their eyes and they will stand before HIM in their garment of rebellion.

I for one would not impugn their right to chose the god of this world as their lord and master for GOD has granted them that right and who am I to try to rescind what GOD has granted.
I am limited to raising flags indicating they are on the wrong track. So this I will do in so far as I can endure the scorn that critical thinking requires to be heaped upon me.

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