A weekly reflection from a member of the Hastings clergy Written by Pastor Paris Pasch of The Journey Church in Hastings Is There Anything True In Life? When I was in college being trained as a …
A weekly reflection from a member of the Hastings clergy
Written by Pastor Paris Pasch of The Journey Church in Hastings
Is There Anything True In Life?
When I was in college being trained as a mechanical engineer, I learned about a lot of things that I eventually presumed to be true based on the evidence revealed. You certainly wouldn’t design a piece of equipment or a building unless you understood what it was made of and that the material always acted in a certain way under certain conditions. These were considered facts or material truths. That kind of logic was critical to my success as an engineer and a designer.
Since becoming a Christian, I have learned that many people think Christians are working with a very different set of criteria for truth, but let me help you a bit. I’m a very logical person. When I found out that God is often logical also, I was greatly encouraged. He says that the life of everything is in the seed it comes from and we have the evidence of this all around us. Once a seed is germinated, it is preprogramed to produce exactly what it was designed to produce and true science confirms this. This is why, when you plant an acorn in the right conditions, you will always get a towering oak tree and not sometimes a banana plant. God also is very logical in that He created life to produce life. Dead things don’t produce living things. This truth is found in the Bible.
God says in Genesis 1:11–12 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
These simple truths have given me great hope for the future, in that, if I keep planting life giving things like; joy, peace, love, admiration, appreciation and thankfulness, I will reap fruit from those seeds. However if I plant distrust, disrespect, fear, rejection and division I will receive more of that as my fruit. In other words, things preprogramed to produce death , division and destruction, will produce death, division and destruction. However, things preprogrammed to produce life, hope and peace will always produce life, hope and peace by design.
So next time you wonder if Christianity makes sense, or are these people so heavenly minded they are no earthly good, consider how everything created is designed. The go ahead and plant good seeds in the soil around you and watch as they germinate and produce great and powerful results.