The Unseen Blog

The Unseen Blog

5# God told him that what he believed was wrong

By James | March 16, 2017

I met a man about a year ago who said that God had told him, “Everything you believe is wrong.” He said he knew it was God and yet he wasn’t terribly surprised. He had been a Christian for many years and what he believed wasn’t working for him. His life and marriage were a …

5# God told him that what he believed was wrong Read More »

Read More

#4 God Likes People Who Want to Reason With Him

By James | March 5, 2017

When God said through Isaiah, “Come, let us reason together” (Is 1:18), He was speaking about getting together with the Children of Israel and thinking through what He had told them. He wanted to have a reasoned discussion with them. God has never demanded unquestioning obedience. Yes, He wants us to obey, but to obey …

#4 God Likes People Who Want to Reason With Him Read More »

Read More

#3 Many People Worship a God that Thinks Like They Do.

By James | March 2, 2017

The new protestant church had no way to suddenly rediscover the Gospel of God’s grace if they had even suspected there was one. They had no way to know that the Latin translation was not an accurate rendering of the Greek. By the beginning of the reformation in the 1500s, believers were so steeped in …

#3 Many People Worship a God that Thinks Like They Do. Read More »

Read More

#2 Can a Private Revelation Become Christian Truth?

By James | February 26, 2017

Unless we have the foundation taught by Christ and the Apostles, whatever truth we build upon it will never quite fit. It will never work the way God says it should. As explained in my previous blog, over a period of several hundred years many religious leaders came to have a different understanding of God …

#2 Can a Private Revelation Become Christian Truth? Read More »

Read More

#1 How A Misunderstanding Becomes Mainstream Christian Theology

By James | February 23, 2017

The Father of the RC Church was Saint Augustine, a very influential bishop of the Fourth Century. Augustine spoke Latin and didn’t like the Greek language. He, Jerome, and others were able to translate the Greek New Testament into Latin and then ban the reading of the Bible in Greek. For the next 1000 plus …

#1 How A Misunderstanding Becomes Mainstream Christian Theology Read More »

Read More

Video – Why Faith Is Important To God (Part 3) – The Trouble With Misbeliefs

By James | February 6, 2017

We can often see that someone has a goofy belief because of something they say or do that is wrong. Unfortunately, we fail to realize the same applies in reverse. People observing us can often tell there is something wrong with what we believe, for the same reason. Yet, each of us is sure that …

Video – Why Faith Is Important To God (Part 3) – The Trouble With Misbeliefs Read More »

Read More

A NOT So Good Night’s Sleep

By James | January 27, 2017

1/26/2017: Last night was not the type of sleep I prefer. I awoke several times and never felt like I was soundly asleep. My dreams were laborious. When I “woke up” this morning, the only assurance that I had slept was that God said He gives His beloved sleep. So, even though I did not …

A NOT So Good Night’s Sleep Read More »

Read More

Have you noticed how easily this happens?

By James | January 25, 2017

God has another idea. Have you noticed how easily people are offended? I’ve been pondering what causes this. I’ve come to one conclusion and it relates directly to understanding the importance of “believing.” The word “believe” is an anglo-saxon word that comes from two words: Be and Lief. Without a long explanation, it means the …

Have you noticed how easily this happens? Read More »

Read More

Video – Why is faith important to God (pt 2)

By James | January 24, 2017

This is the 12 minutes Part 2 explanation of why faith is imporant To God. There are two laws that control human behavior and, thus, human experience. As we let God show us how to trust Him we find the law of faith to be our friend.

Read More

What Did Early Christians Believe?

By James | January 23, 2017

First Century Christians had a foundation in the reality of God and not just the history. They were Jews living with a new understanding of God. It wasn’t “if” they believed in God but what they believed about God. God was real to them. Today’s believers often struggle with “if” before they can even consider …

What Did Early Christians Believe? Read More »

Read More