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A Story of Forgiveness

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Forty-three years seems like a long time to remember the name of a mere acquaintance. I have duly forgotten the name of an old lady who was a customer on my paper route when I was a twelve-year-old boy in Marinette, Wisconsin back in 1954. Yet it seems like just yesterday that she taught me a lesson in forgiveness that I can only hope to pass on to someone else someday.

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On a mindless Saturday afternoon, a friend and I were throwing rocks onto the roof of the old lady’s house from a secluded spot in her backyard. The object of our play was to observe how the rocks changed to missiles as they rolled to the roof’s edge and shot out into the yard like comets falling from the sky. I found myself a perfectly smooth rock and sent it for a ride. The stone was too smooth, however, so it slipped from my hand as I let it go and headed straight for a small window on the old lady’s back porch. At the sound of fractured glass, we took off from the old lady’s yard faster than any of our missiles flew off her roof.

I was too scared about getting caught that first night to be concerned about the old lady with the broken porch window. However, a few days later, when I was sure that I hadn’t been discovered, I started to feel guilty for her misfortune. She still greeted me with a smile each day when I gave her the paper, but I was no longer able to act comfortable in her presence. I made up my mind that I would save my paper delivery money, and in three weeks I had the seven dollars that I calculated would cover the cost of her window. I put the money in an envelope with a note explaining that I was sorry for breaking her window and hoped that the seven dollars would cover the cost for repairing it.

I waited until it was dark, snuck up to the old lady’s house, and put the envelope of retribution through the letter slot in her door. My soul felt redeemed and I couldn’t wait for the freedom of, once again, looking straight into the old lady’s eyes.

The next day, I handed the old lady her paper and was able to return the warm smile that I was receiving from her. She thanked me for the paper and said, “Here, I have something for you.” It was a bag of cookies. I thanked her and proceeded to eat the cookies as I continued my route. After several cookies, I felt an envelope and pulled it out of the bag. When I opened the envelope, I was stunned. Inside was the seven dollars and a short note that said, “I’m proud of you.”

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Comment by Paul Evans, for a young addict I know who does not believe that God can forgive her for the things she did when her addictions were not under control. Dear, you are wrong, God can forgive anything: I hope that all of my readers know that God is Love itself, as if an omnipotent and invincible force in the universe. You will find this in such Hollywood movies as Star Wars: “May the Force be with you.” Perhaps this perfect Love is also Light. But doesn’t every particle, every subatomic particle too, known to man have a charge to it? So doesn’t even dark matter have a charge, as well as photons? It is an interesting idea to think about. What is more important is that we simply remember that God is Love, and He loves us all with a love so great that He gave His only begotten son to die on the cross for us all. Not just for some of us, but all of us, no matter what evil we have done. Pray for God’s grace, repent, and believe in His son Jesus (Immanuel – God with us) and you will be saved. As Jesus said, “Go now, and sin no more.” Well, just pray to God for forgiveness, pray to Jesus to intercede for you, and do the very best you can. I KNOW in my heart that God does not ask more. God would never ask anything of us that we cannot do, for God is Love, and love is moral, but love is kind.

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The number of websites has burst above one billion and is growing apace, according to figures updated in real time by online tracker Internet Live Stats.

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The “Real Reality” of the Yin-Yang in Terms of Personal Identity

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The Daily Walk with Miracles, rewritten and republished September 16, 2014, originally published July 22, 2014, by Paul Evans:

Remember as you read this that it is written, “For none is righteous. No, not one.”

Allow me to say that although I am a Christian, my own reality tends to, although does not always follow a “diurnal rhythm,” or goes along with the time or day and night. That was true until about a month ago, anyway, although in fact I have now found my identity, which was never expected. It feels good, too. My reality might seem pretty witchy, but I am no witch, I am a charismatic Christian. They are actually pretty conservative, as Christians go, in most of the denominations practicing this, such as the Pentacostals, some Baptists, and even some Catholics. About 25 percent of Christians would now call themselves charismatic. I often attend a FourSquare Gospel church which is rather fundamentalist, too. The practice of this type of Christianity is a re-emphasis on the practice of the early Christian church, based on how the faith was practiced at that time, during the early days of its emergence from the Jewish religion.

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At the same time that I am a charismatic Christian, I have rediscovered that I do have a lot of basically liberal ideas, politically. It was due to the fact that few such conservative Christians (religiously) as I am in fact have liberal values that I was for a time, perhaps a year, led away from the liberal roots which had always in the past guided this website. However, although I once again find myself providing content which is rather liberal in its views, I am something of a hawk in terms of foreign policy, and practicing nonpartisan politics as well. Liberalism is a pigeonhole and I won’t be stuck in one. I decide each issue based on its merits, and not out of any knee-jerk positions. I also try to avoid most activism, preferring to “keep my nose clean” and have no “track record” at which anyone can point.

The church that I am actually a member of is Wooster’s Trinity United Church of Christ, where we often stop by in the mornings to take advantage of their free breakfast program. It is very Christian and quite Scriptural. I also have some ideas from spiritualist Christianity. The most single important intellectual type idea I have comes from Unitarian-Universalism and is their First Principle: “The inherent worth and dignity of every human being.” I am also in real good touch with the rhythms of mother earth, to a strong extent. My overall identity is as a charismatic Christian man, just as this website is a very Christian website. But it’s more complicated than that. I also want to emphasize that no one of these denominations have terribly much to do with what goes on in my own mind, and I’m sure that each of them would agree with that. These are churches, however, which allow freedom of belief and do not enforce doctrine upon members. I have ended up attending the local FourSquare Gospel church, and enjoy that very much. I do want to say that I have enjoyed attending several other Christian churches here in Wooster, too, and take back valuable lessons and insights from each one.

I am mentally ill. I used to have wild bipolar swings in how I am thinking, which however did not much express themselves in my behavior. I am on the correct mental illness medications (although I hope the doctor will listen to me and help me tweak this) and I have always tried to maintain my personal peace. It is lies which inflame me and make me very upset, but I am trying hard to reign this in. When you throw into the mix my strong Biblical Spiritual gift for Prophecy (mediumship, although this may not be quite the same thing, but is close), which I have to an extraordinary degree, the result seems improbable. But insofar as I can see, these swings and their relation to brain architecture and what is involved are latent in all humans, fully as much as they are in me. For example, one book I read many years ago was “An Imitation of Christ.” I used to read a lot of theological works, but mainly I need to read the Bible more. I also get highly interesting ideas from science fiction authors, and have been studying comparative religion for almost 36 years now. You take good ideas where you can find them. Still, to me, the Bible will always be the closest approach to God the Father, Holy Ghost and Jesus that anyone can make. In varying ways of interpretation (sometimes more than one way), The Bible is all true, all the Holy Word of God. (It does have limitations, but these are corruptions by man of a perfect original. However I do not believe that all passages in the Old Testament should be interpreted literally. The words of Jesus I stand by, to the extent that I try to live by them.) I specifically disavow any conclusions based on anything about me, except that I am a very Christian man. I simply try to help people and serve God, and so bring everyone the Good News about how very much God loves each of us. I am not that special, just blessed with an extraordinary education, and with some improbable gifts. Nothing about my beliefs or who I am matters to me. The only real thing I try very hard with is to help people and follow God’s will for me (as best I can see it), by working on this website.

Let’s look into what I have concluded about some Buddhist conceptions, analyzed in terms of the Christian religion, as it applies to all of us.

The truth about Jesus and Satan is both simpler and more amazing, I think, than you might imagine. Here we are considering God and Satan “immanently” or in one man, and you can also think of them “eminently” or in the whole universe, or anywhere in between, which constitutes transcendence. I want to present what I have discovered is true for me, personally, in terms of the Buddhist conception of the yin-yang. I want to state at the beginning of this discussion that the yin-yang is NOT a Christian conception and has flaws in it that even I can see.

The following model dovetails nicely with what we know of brain architecture, and relates to the brain’s neocortex, where our gray cells are with our memory, and where most of the real ‘thinking’ goes on. Think of the left brain, or left neocortex, as the seat of the yang. It has to do with, as you may recall from Buddhist ideas, pure plain logic, the day, strongly relating to a sunny day, for example, to the masculine, and to purely logical thinking. I believe that it would be a grave mistake to identify this with Jesus, even though we speak of day and sunshine here. If we make the masculine, logical thinking caring in it’s nature, though, we are following Christ’s will for us in our lives, right? Yet we still must worship the Holy God of Israel, and read His Holy Word, if we are to truly call ourselves Christian. That is also very much a question of having faith and leading a caring life. Some people believe — and I am one of them — that the main thing God cares about is that we lead good, caring lives, and that that is how He will one day judge us.

The right brain is the yin part of the neocortex. It is feminine (according to the Buddhist conception). And it is the intuitive part of the brain, it is of the night, and thus, if you were a witch you would say it is relating to either the Goddess, or if you were a guy maybe you would say it related to Satan. I think it is a mistake to equate Satan with the night, because Satan has more to do with time, right? Time itself. Do not assume you know with certainty that the night is evil. Perhaps even time is not evil, but it certainly does have its say in our lives, doesn’t it? What exactly about the night is evil, in it’s purely intuitive, yin conception? Is it not a time of peace and quiet, and of a certain ‘different’ sort of spirituality?

In terms of giving Satan his due, did not Jesus instruct us to “render unto God what is God’s and render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s?” It was not Satan who killed Jesus, but the ruling Jewish Pharisees, Pilate, and the crowd of common Jewish people. I think they got that pretty wrong, don’t you?

Let me ask you the following: Does not evil come up against us in our lives at all times of the day and night? And doesn’t evil have more to do with things like ignorance and hatred than with anything like the night or time?

Many Christians — people of knowledge, people of Christian strength and power — feel that Satan is purely evil, and that this is what he is all about, evil itself. Those people would say that Satan put a spell over the Pharisees and Pilate and the crowd of Jewish people, and that this is what led to Jesus’ death. I don’t know what to conclude here, but it is instructive to look at the Bible. The Bible does speak in places in terms of Satan truly being evil. An alternative conclusion might be, if the Bible is not always completely true and correct, or not a complete explanation of everything, that Jesus was a threat to the ruling Jewish Pharisees and their power. They accused Jesus of healing by means of the power of Satan, and that was certainly a lie. So the Pharisees certainly were doing all they could, fair or not, to prevent Jesus from teaching his Truth, and, it does seem, to kill him. In the Gospels, there are many examples where the Pharisees tried to entrap Jesus, so that they could have evidence to use against him. In my own mind, this makes Jesus’ death more the Pharisees’ fault than Satan’s. I do certainly respect and understand the point of view of people who feel otherwise. How far do we have to take it before we conclude that, at least possibly, there might be nothing necessarily evil about the night, that is to say, about darkness or pure intuition?

In the symbol of the yin-yang, in the white area there is a little black circle and in the black area there is a little white circle. This is to remind us that our allegiances should not be absolute, and there is a little light in the darkness and a little darkness in the light. Whatever side you’re on, “don’t be afraid to be kind” to the other side. If we are not, the result might be pretty schizoid.

In fact, my own ‘corpus callosum’ which communicates between the left brain and right brain may well be pretty opened up, and I am very spiritually gifted. The kind of spiritual gift that God gave me is what the spiritualist Christians call mediumship, and in the Bible this is called the gift of Prophecy. I can ‘channel’ Jesus, and I follow Him and his words, from the Gospels. I can also channel Satan, and I am not afraid of him. But, just as Jesus instructs us, I worship only the Holy God of Israel. If that makes me evil, then I believe the world has come to a pretty sad state.

God gave me these gifts, and it is up to me to see that I never use them for any truly evil purpose. It is an awesome responsibility writing articles like this one which are esoteric analyses, because my readers could be harmed in their beliefs and lives by wrong thinking. My dad used to say to me, “to him to whom much is given, much is expected.” I try, and I hope you will pray for me that I do a better job than I have thus far, and keep improving our content.

In the past, partly because of evil, evil from people, in my own life, I did corrupt and sinful things — I mean, I deliberately did immoral things, although basically I did them out of love. I even attempted to take my own life, because I was suffering so badly in it. Many of you, in fact, just about everyone I knew, betrayed and hurt me. To those relative strangers who hurt me, to you I am going so far as to say, at this point, “you stupid jerks!’ Oh, yes, I know, “just following orders.” You didn’t have to enjoy it like you did. Only one group of people, who saved me from homelessness and basically saved my life, whom I call my “second family,” really gave me a decent chance. To anyone who doesn’t quite understand my loyalty to them, that explains it well. You wonderful people have my eternal gratitude.

Because of my past, I did not in fact know for a fact that God had forgiven me, and this troubled me a lot. I mean, “the Great All,” Jehovah or Yahweh, for how could there be anything outside of an infinite, omniscient and omnipotent God. He has let me know that in fact, He does now forgive my past. I know that I will always serve Him. If there is anyone “dark” who might conclude from this article otherwise, let him or her know that I serve only God, and follow Jesus and what He taught.

On a more personal note, I must admit that I am lonely, too, for the friendship or companionship of a good Christian woman. If interested in chatting and emailing, perhaps leading up to dates where we might actually get together, please contact Pevans227 AT yahoo.com. I do not mind talking with more than one woman, but you would need to understand that my priority is this website, because it is my calling from God.

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The Truth About Logos and the Universe

Heraclitus was an ancient Greek Philosopher who lived from about 535 B.C. to 475 B.C. He came up with, I believe through the direct inspiration of God, a concept called Logos. Logos has been described as “the very mind of God, considered philosophically,” or “the nature of the Universe, considered philosophically.” A brief search, which in the case of what I did in 2005, led me to Wikipedia, where I found what I needed to understand. There are many nouns and adjectives relating there to the word Logos, but only one value, and that value is CARING. The value, not only of Jesus Christ, but of the entire universe, is thus conceived to be one of caring. In this conception it is neither the light/sun which is purely the only source of caring, but also of the night/Satan. The whole electromagnetic spectrum, in fact, would be conceived as caring, and it’s all alive and vibrating and in fact is the very mind of God. It is only men, stubborn, wrong minded and heartless men who are other than truly caring, or evil.

Logos, the Early Christian Church and Rome

The early Christian church took the original concept of Logos and made it another name for Jesus Christ. You need to understand what was going on at that time. The Christian church found itself in competition with the later pagan Roman empire, and was badly striving just to survive. Later on, near the end of the Western Roman empire, there was a succession of emperors who were first pagan (and these badly persecuted the Christians), succeeded by Christian emperors. The early church needed some kind of edge, some kind of a way to fully grasp the reigns of power in Rome. That is what happened when they claimed Logos as their own. I believe what it was that in fact led to Rome’s downfall was not the final Christianity, nor even the lead plumbing that caused a lot of poisoning and sickness, but in fact took place much earlier. The downfall of Rome was inevitable once they dropped their status as a Republic and grabbed the reigns of power as an empire. The status of the United States at this moment in history is very similar. Either we remain a nation that is a free republic, or we give up our cherished freedoms and grasp the reigns of power as a de facto empire. Pray for your President.

What is this crazy thing I used to think of as ‘trust,’ anyway? I guess that is more a question of ‘shades of gray.’ A friend gave me a good definition of faith: ‘Faith is getting out of bed in the morning.’

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The Truth About Why You Should Possibly Smoke Cigarettes

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The Daily Walk with Miracles, September 15, 2014, by Paul Evans. Image of a painting of a smoking skeleton is by Vincent van Gogh:

I want you to know about cigarettes. Let me write to you the truth, in a way that is actually fully caring, because cigarettes are a great though dangerous experience and I believe that you should really think about giving them a try, or going back to smoking if you’ve quit. Ex-smokers are the worst in their lying to themselves (and others) about why they really do not tolerate smoking. In point of fact, they are hypocrites. However, be very aware that eventually, if you smoke, cigarettes are going to kill you.

Cigarettes are “the perfect drug” as far as big money is concerned. They are the best delivery vehicle for the most addictive drug, with the possible exception of heroin, the world has ever known. Once you have as much as a pack or cigarettes in a day or two, or even as little as three cigarettes, the experts say, you are badly hooked. Then try to get off, just try, I dare you.

Here are the facts: cigarettes contain at least 454 known carcinogens, many of which are very addictive. And then there’s the nicotine.

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You can buy cigarettes that don’t have the 454 carcinogens in them, mostly. Winstons and an “off brand” called Natural Spirit do not have any additives, or so they claim. Or you could roll your own, which saves four-fifths of the cost, anyway, and is a lot of fun to do.

However cigarettes contain radioactive cadmium, which I feed off of. Here’s the truth about nicotine: nicotine was first used commercially as an insecticide, back in the late nineteenth centruy. It was the first good insecticide that we had. It affects the brain in the same way in the same location in the brain as does heroin. It is just as addictive as heroin, stated the Canadian Surgeon General, but of course the withdrawal is not quite as bad. Or maybe it’s worse, I wouldn’t know, not having ever tried heroin. The first three to five days of heroin withdrawal are much worse, truly hellish, but then it’s about the same. I have seen people withdrawing from heroin, and that is also what they told me the truth was about the two addictions.

However if is FUN to smoke cigarettes. The whole etiquette and process of smoking is fun (and I bet you really miss it). It is also the single most relaxing act in terms of just taking a time out and relaxing that I have in my life. I have an overactive brain and this is the only way I know how to shut it down and just make myself a smoke (which is fun) and really relax. Then there are the other effects of the nicotine: this calms the mind immensely by sort of sedating it…. and IF I so choose, I can hold in the smoke for a greater or lesser time and relax my brain as much as I want. Then too, I can pull the smoke further down and hold it in my lungs, (which I don’t normally do). When the smoke is held in my lungs, the capillaries pick it up and THEN I can get a rush, a sort of sedating trip. Now tell me you don’t want to go back to smoking and I’ll call you a liar.

Smoking cigarettes is fully your choice to do or not to do. You take the risks and you may very well pay the consequences. Did you know that one-half of heart attack victims where doctors say it was caused by smoking actually will go back to smoking after they get out of the hospital.

There are 1.3 billion smokers in the world, and the number is increasing fast because in Third World countries many people are startinig to smoke. The fact is, personally, I don’t want to quit, and people should respect me enough, understanding the addiction, to not judge me and simply allow me to smoke withouth being a bunch of hypocrites. God doesn’t judge me on this, and I know that I prayed to Him about it, and he forgave me and said to me that it was OK for me to smoke. “Judge not lest ye be judged, and in such a manner as ye judge others, so God will judge you.” You do believe in God, right? Karma, fate, these are just other names for the infinite, omnipotent and omniscient Holy God of Israel.

Note of August 24, 2014: There is a new factor now in my thinking about cigarettes. Thanks to my friend, Daniel, I have now tried these new “e-cigarettes.” They emit a basically harmless water vapor, and they even come in a whole lot of flavors. They are refillable and rechargeable, and they even cost a lot less than the “roll-your-own” cigarettes I have made for a number of years. But strangely, I find they are not satisfying in the same way that regular cigarettes are, they are not the same experience at all. But if you wanted an acceptable smoke to take into most bars and some restaurants, I would think e-cigarettes might fit the bill.

"Chance favors the prepared mind." — Louis Pasteur

If you don’t believe and any of the writings here at The Daily Walk with Miracles, just call on His Holy name, Immanuel, Jesus Christ, who died for you, repent and enter into a covenental relationship with God. That’s not easy. Repentence is easy, but having a covenental relationship with that which is perfectly Holy costs. It can cost you your whole life’s effort, and it does. It’s not really so hard, though. We’re organic chemicals… we can’t be perfect and God knows this and forgives us our sins. We f*ck up, and we are selfish and sinful, and we shouldn’t judge each other. Judgement is mine, sayeth the Lord.

It’s your ‘discretion,’ and the logical filter you use to process all that you run into in your life, that determines what your honest reaction is going to be. I hope and pray that you have made the decision (for it IS a choice) to use the filter of faith in living your life, because as a Christian I feel that, by far, this is the best way to live your life. It works the same way with cigarettes. And it’s only as good as the truth you know. A lot of Christians will tell you that is a sin against the Holy Spirit to smoke. These people do not smoke or have quit. The whole decision about smoking should be strictly between you and God. That’s why we mustn’t judge each other. Overall, smoking or not is a question of your Karma. Karma in fact is just one of the 9 billion (or so) names of God

Please, if you don’t understand, at least ask someone in authority before you interfere with the truth we tell here at The Daily Walk with Miracles. I believe that God and Satan are basically in approval of my ideas, and that it is humans who are the problem. The real reason that the powers that be don’t want the truth told is that they are hypocrites. Neither God nor Satan like liars. God grants Satan a little, shall we say, leeway, to punish evil, and Satan gets fairly creative in his punishment of those who deserve it, subject to veto by God. If you lie, if you do evil, if you are a hypocrite, you WILL be punished. God’s Law is a perfect Law, and you get exactly what you deserve. Period.

Little or nothing happens to men that they do not deserve. Unfortunately sometimes an individual pays the price for an evil that belongs to the overall society, because the society is evil and needs correction. Yet overall, and overall in most people’s lives, it’s “As ye sew, so shall ye reap.”

We should try to understand that God loves us very much, even if sometimes it’s “tough love.”

A new development for me as been the discovery of e-cigarettes. These emit a harmless water vapor and come in a lot of different strengths and hundreds of flavors. My friend Daniel bought some supplies for me and I am trying very hard to switch over to them, completely. I know that society has a problem with you if you smoke, but in the first place, I know that God Himself forgives me my smoking, and in the past, for me, that meant that I thought I could ignore what society wanted for me. I was wrong, and I do humbly apologize. It may take me a month or so to switch over fully to the e-cigarettes, and I do beg everyone’s patience. Thanks for reading this article. I hope it has been helpful to people.

See A Few Thoughts About Mental Health and Smoking, The Daily Walk with Miracles, February 4, 2014, by Paul Evans: The mentally ill consume 43 percent of all cigarettes smoked in the United States. And you want US to quit smoking?

See Resources & Help: How to Quit Smoking, The Daily Walk with Miracles, October 3, 2012, by Paul Evans. I don’t want to quit, I enjoy it too much. People who have judged me for smoking are either ignorant or are hypocrites (the ex-smokers are the worst).

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The Daily Walk with Miracles, September 15, 2014, by Paul Evans. People are sometimes misunderstood. I want to encourage in love and apologize for any misunderstanding I may have had with this wonderful lady:

People say, “you have to love yourself, first.” OK, fine, but I tried for 35 years to simply find one girl/woman who would offer to me faithful, honest, real, affectionate love, and no matter how hard I tried, this was denied me. I do love myself, and I AM basically happy working on this website. So where is my life’s love? I guess I need to put this in God’s hands and leave this to Him. This is what a good friend from my “second family” here, Paul, has been telling me for quite some time. I met this wonderful lady, Sabrina Horner, on www.OKCupid.com, and then through misunderstanding her, I hurt her feelings. Sabrina, I am so very sorry. Perhaps we may yet be friends and help each other.

How crazy is this life, sometimes. Yet I’m still real grateful I’m alive. Somehow, I remain coherent, if not so terribly sane all the time, but that’s getting a lot better, too.

I hope I will still help people and serve God with this website, for a long, long time.

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Sheryl Crow Full Concert
100 Miles From Memphis (2011)

Here is some fantastic (almost) new music from Sheryl Crow
I know you will love! Sinner that I am, saved by Jesus, I pray,
I strongly identify with the music in this concert.

The Daily Walk with Miracles, September 14, 2014, by Sheryl Crow, Vítězslav Koneval and YouTube. Dedicated to Sherri, a true love, whom I knew in 1984. Ladies, I hope to at least find friends to chat with, “friends only” and you will find that I mean this. My email and chat address is Pevans227 AT yahoo.com

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Two Fundamentally Different Views of Christian Faith

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Two Fundamentally Different Views of Christian Faith

Two Levels or ‘Layers’ of Connection
to God as society or as the Infinite, Holy God of Israel
and the Concept of Levels of Divinity

The Daily Walk with Miracles, September 14, 2014, by Paul Evans — Happy Sunday everyone! Video, Simple Minds – “Don’t you (forget about me)” – [live, 1997] courtesy of Simple Minds, “ogmuk’s channel” and YouTube:

This being a Sunday, it might be especially appropriate to let my readers try to appreciate some of the views I have developed about God, where we can find Him, and the best and most simple ways to “Love our neighbor as ourselves.” I believe that various people everywhere have at least one or more of these ideas about what is divine and Holy to them.

Since I have lived out in the country since 1986, I often feel especially at home when I am out in the fields or forest appreciating nature. This goes along with John 1:1 — “God is Life” so that many people, Christians and otherwise, see God in terms of Life and think that this is Holy to them. Remember too how it was in the news lately that science has counted and calculated that there are 100 billion habitable planets in the Milky Way galaxy alone?! Perhaps then, all these “nodes or Life,” planets in the universe on which some form of life exists, constitute the very mind of God, considered in terms of Life.

unattributed photograph of Michelangelo's Pieta from an unknown source

Charismatic Christians versus Christian witches, Wiccans and spiritualist Christians: As I have worked this out in my mind, although I don’t know, Christianity is a patriarchal tradition whereas witchcraft is matriarchal. However charismatic Christians view Life in terms of its wholeness, all life in the universe, while Christian witches still view Life in terms of the feminine, fruitful aspect of life here on earth. (In Greek and Roman times the Holy was seen beyond the earth, in terms of the planets and sun.) I have read that some Wiccans see their overall God, whom they call The One, as all the light in the universe, which brings them closer to terms with charismatics. I was told by a Wiccan that some of them believe in a Great All, or everything. This idea goes along with the modern, scientific idea that the whole electromagnetic spectrum of particles is alive and vibrant. These views are not so terribly far apart, conceptually except that Christian witches and Wiccans have failed to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, which in fact makes them very far apart.

Spiritualist Christians are much closer to charismatic Christians than to anything else, insofar as I can see.

City dwellers and town dwellers might not feel so closely attuned to Life (or nature). For many of these people, as with some out in the country, what is important is society. Maybe not to all such people, but certainly to some, it is society, and society’s judgments upon them, which count. Back in 1982 to 1983 I worked as a clerk in a True Value hardware where came to appreciate a prevalent view of society as God here in town, before I even had a proper evaluation or estimation of how truly Holy Life is. These two different views of country dwellers and city dwellers are not necessarily exclusive, either.

If we look at God in terms of the truly infinite, I have thought of the God, the Holy God of Israel, as Love. There are those that say that “God IS Love,” and that “everything but love is an illusion,” or delusion might be a better word for it. This God is awesome, Holy, infinite, at least universal, omniscient and omnipotent, and is the God which is most fully presented to mankind to learn about in His Holy Word, the Truth that is the Bible. Maybe the universe is just part of a multiverse of parallel realities (different dimensions?), or maybe, to give you a better idea of infinity, perhaps the multiverse is an atom in a blade of grass on God’s lawn.

In fact, I can think of various levels or layers of divinity proceeding outward from society and finding their way toward the Holy God the Father. There is society –> the body of Christ (of saved Christians) –> of “the cloud” of alien life (these same might be the Biblical angels or just below them), and –> for us, of our beautiful and abundant blue skies –> of angels and archangels –> and most infinite and Holy, God the Father and the Holy Trinity which is One God, and, you might say, ultimately “the only dance there is.”

But there is another dance. Some traditions, as in the way the shamanistic religious teachings of the Yaqui Indians teach the use of hallucinogenic mushrooms and “magic” as a way to attain higher awareness and a better conception of what reality really is for us. I guess, when you get there, you might be pretty “grounded.” These people, then, would be following the reasoning of Eminem from his song “Not Afraid” in the lyrics, “I had to go to that place, before I could get to this place.” I have had a long journey to my faith. But my own faith brought to a place where I am kind of an old flower child, but still very much NOT grounded in agnosticism or any other endpoint of a non-Christian, non-Bible-believing tradition. Call me a “Jesus freak.” However, as a student of comparative religion for 36 years, many other ways of looking at God are interesting to me.

Another point here is that what is Holy seems to vary widely from culture to culture.

For those of us in Western traditions such as Judaism and Christianity, there will be times in our lives when our faith will be sorely tested. Faith is always a choice but it brings us into a covenental relationship with God Himself, which can be a difficult life for us to lead. Grace is a free gift, but an approach, however distant, to the Holy costs us, maybe even up to our lives. Faith comes first, and is totally outside any logical proofs of who or what God might be. To many Christians, faith finds its expression in reading His Holy Word and putting on the armor of God. For others, trying to find their way, faith might be faith that the next day will be livable enough to get up out of bed. But it always costs, and Faith comes first.

Finally let me touch on “Loving thy neighbor as thyselves.” None of us are Jesus, and we all have failings and limitations. But a little kindness and politeness go a long way. Try to also be more fully caring. Try to develop an ability in empathy with your friends, loved one, and even people you are talking to on the street. Learn the simple art of conversation, to listen and respond. And try not to be selfish in life. If people did these things, the whole world would be changed.

Ephesians 1:3 — "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:"

See Simple Minds: “Sanctify Yourself”, SimpleMindsVEVO on YouTube – 3:49.

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Obama and Waging War on the Islamic State: The 1973 War Powers Act and the Constitution

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Obama and Waging War on the Islamic State:
The 1973 War Powers Act and the Constitution,
Versus History and Common Sense

Despite about a dozen examples of Presidents waging
Undeclared war in the last three or four decades,
Constutional purists, and congress are upset about this action by the President

The Daily Walk with Miracles, September 13, 2014, from Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?, The Associated Press on AOL.com, September 12, 2014, by Stephen Braun (AP). Also see Congressional power to declare war, The People’s Guide to the Constitution, no author, no date. Commentary by Paul Evans:

The Associated Press on AOL.com:

WASHINGTON (AP) – On the cusp of intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But Obama has made no effort to ask Congress to explicitly authorize his own conflict.

The White House said again Friday that Bush-era congressional authorizations for the war on al-Qaida and the Iraq invasion give Obama authority to act without new approval by Congress under the 1973 War Powers Act. That law, passed during the Vietnam War, serves as a constitutional check on presidential power to declare war without congressional consent. It requires presidents to notify Congress within 48 hours of military action and limits the use of military forces to no more than 60 days unless Congress authorizes force or declares war.

“It is the view of this administration and the president’s national security team specifically that additional authorization from Congress is not required, that he has the authority that he needs to order the military actions,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. He said there were no plans to seek consent from Congress. “At this point we have not, and I don’t know of any plan to do so at this point,” he said….

See Congressional power to declare war, The People’s Guide to the Constitution, no author, no date.

Paul Evans: The President stated that he plans on airstrikes inside Syria, violating that country’s territorial integrity and constituting an act of war. Several presidents every since Harry Truman and the Korean War have “gone to war” to various degrees without congressional authorization, including Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton (Yugoslavia). It has been considered, in the view of many historians and political theorists, something almost normal in modern U.S. history. I imagine in this case there will be a lot of “squawking” by far left and far right purists in congress but that it should amount to just that: politicians taking this opportunity to score points with the voters, or else a wrong-minded reliance on the Constitution, without any sort of historical, pragmatic or common sense approach at all.

Let’s look at the situation in the Syria and Iraq more from the viewpoint of common sense. ISIS (the so-called Islamic State) constitutes a very real danger to western interests in the whole region. They threaten to take over Syria and very possibly Iraq too, undermining everything George W. Bush and Barack Obama have worked for. This would mean we would have wasted hundreds of thousands of lives and spent the American taxpayer’s money (a $3 trillion dollar war) for no purpose at all. It would also mean the 9-11 victims sacrificed their lives for no purpose.

ISIS also threatens Israel and the stability of the entire middle east. The Daily Walk with Miracles has called for Obama to not simply ratchet up our efforts with air strikes, but move forward to a forceful and necessary rethinking of the situation about the region, given this new, dangerous jihadist organization which has declared itself a nation. We have to actually put “boots on the ground” at the very least inside Iraq, and not just training troops but active combat forces. A failure to act with enough resolution and enough force would very likely result in the destabilization of the middle east and the ascendency of these Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. We cannot afford to let that happen.

Congress needs to lead, follow or get out of the way. I consider the above analysis to be a truthful and honest examination of the situation, coming from a peaceful man who dislikes war very much. However, Failing to meet the situation presented by the Islamic State, it seems to me, would very likely result in WWIII in the middle east. Which is the lesser evil?

See Islamic State (ISIS) Threat “Beyond Anything We’ve Seen”- with Obama Video, The Daily Walk with Miracles, September 12, 2014, by Reuters and NPR.

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John Cipollina / Nick Gravenites Band – “Pride of Man” (God’s Warning)

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John Cipollina / Nick Gravenites Band
“Pride of Man” (God’s Warning)

This prophetic song is better known in a version by Gordon Lightfoot,
but was first written and performed by Hamilton Camp

The Daily Walk with Miracles, republished September 12, 2014, published September 2, 2014, by the John Cipollina / Nick Gravenites Band, “Uncle Dave” and YouTube. R.I.P. John Cipollina and Hamilton Camp:

Especially see The Old Testament Psalms: Psalm 46: a prophecy.

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