Thursday, February 4, 2010

The eye doctor and the gospel


I was at the eye doctor today getting an eye exam. The doc was explaining to me how the eye works so I asked him if he knew how many nerve endings the eye has. He told me the eye has millions of nerve ending. I asked, "since the eye has millions of nerve endings then it must be pretty complex?" He said it was very complex and that no computer can come close to doing what the eye can do. So I asked him, "If the eye is so complex then it must be designed and have a designer, right?" I looked at me and smiled and said, "yes, it was designed." I knew what I was getting at. I asked if he was a Christian and he hesitantly said yes and went on to say that he follows the bible subjectively. He just picks the parts out of the Bible that he likes and follows them and ignores the rest.

I knew he wasn't saved to I asked him what it took to get to heaven. He gave the typical answer of be good, have faith, have morals. I said, "Oh, like a Muslim?" He got defensive and said that wasn't what he meant. He proclaimed his goodness, even a perfect thought life, that is until I took him through the Law of God, then he was humbled. He admitted to breaking all of God's laws. I explained the good news now that he saw the need for a Savior. I explained to him of the atoning sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. I asked if he ever heard this before and he said, "I never really had anyone explain it like that before." I asked if it made sense and he said that it made good sense. I told him to repent and put his faith in Jesus to save him.

It was a good conversation and a good way to start a conversation with your eye doctor the next time you are getting an exam.

Que Dios Te Bendiga

2 comments:

ARISTIONO NUGROHO said...

Hi friend, peace...

Your blog very interesting.
But I have some questions for you:

First, why were you believe that Jesus is your God?

Second, what do you response? If you know that Jesus is created by Constantine (the Roman Emperor at 325 AC) and the leaders of Christians in Nicea Convention on 325 AC (After Christ).

Third, how about this information? (1) Deuteronomy 6:4 , “Hear O Israel Yahweh our God is the one, the only Yahweh.” (2) Paul wrote that “God is only one,” in Galatians 3:20 . (3) "I am Yahweh your God . . . You shall have no gods except me,” Exodus 20: 2,3.

Fourth, how about this information? (1) Nowhere in the Bible is the day of worship changed from Saturday to Sunday. This change was not made by the Almighty, but by the Roman Church; (2) The name “Jesus” is derived from the Greek name “Ieasus,” which actually means “son of Zeus.” Sadly, when people call upon the name of Jesus they are actually speaking of Greek mythology.

Fifth, how about this information? It was Roman Emperor Constantine who mandated Christianity to be the universal religion. Before he did this though, he made huge changes in the faith. Constantine gave several edicts that would separate the church from Biblical Judaism. These decrees mandated ancient pagan practices, like Christmas, Communion, Easter, and Sun day worship, as “Christian.”

Sixth, how about this information? Christianity was corrupted by Paganism. The pure Deism of the first Christians was changed, by the Church of Rome, into the incomprehensible dogma of the trinity. Many of the pagan tenets, invented by the Egyptians and idealized by Plato, were retained as being worthy of belief.

Seventh, how about this information? There are many similarities between the pagan god of Christ and the Christian version of Jesus. For example, Greek mythology tells of Christ bring born to the virgin Isis on December 25.

Eighth, how about this information? The word “trinity” cannot be found in the Bible. It wasn’t formally a part of church doctrine until the 4th century, when the Church first began teaching god as being in three separate persons.

Thanks for you answer.
I hope we can be friend, although we have different perspective.
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AL said...

Awesome post! I've heard that so many times - "It's never made sense like that before!" The Law has to go before the Grace.
Keep up the good work!