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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit: A Pathway to Divine Fulfillment

The concept of the Gifts of the Holy Spirit, as outlined in the New Testament, is a profound testament to the intricate and transcendent relationship between humanity and the divine. These gifts are not merely symbolic tokens; they are transformative powers that enable individuals to transcend their ordinary limitations and align themselves with a higher purpose. To truly grasp the magnitude of these gifts, one must delve into their biblical foundations and understand their psychological and spiritual implications. In 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, the Apostle Paul provides a detailed enumeration of these gifts: “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the ability to distinguish betwee

I believe in God, the Father Almighty

 I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of Heaven and Earth

The harmony of the entire universe, the complexity of all creation is undeniable evidence of a grand designer, a master architect.  Saying that it was all due to random movements and interaction of particles and etc, is like telling me that we can expect something like an iphone just by mixing stuff together and expect a highly complicated and engineered product.  Common sense will tell you that just is not possible.  Common sense will however suggest of a  grand author, a masterful artist and a grand creator.

This doesn't change even people find discrepancies from ancient people's attempts to know and to describe who the Creator was.  One who has limited knowledge cannot conclude with certainty that someone unlimited doesn't exist.  If the most intelligent human today cannot tell me what is on there on the deepest parts of our oceans, that person has no business telling me that there is no God.  If the most intelligent human today cannot tell me what's beyond the stars with absolute certainty, he/she has no business telling me that God doesn't exist.  To do so is just arrogant and foolish.  I find the likes of Richard Dawkins arrogant.  He claims that there is no God and preaches about evolution explaining everything and yet he doesn't know that humanity's final evolved form could be spirit-like or plasma-like. No one knows because we just don't have enough brain cells to know.  Why can't we just accept that we are limited?

We should hope and pray that the God of the universe is as loving and is as merciful as what the ancient people describe him to be.  We should hope that He paved a way to know His creation by becoming flesh, mingled with us and made the ultimate sacrifice for us to be with him for eternity.  

Believing that we are nothing but a product of chance makes life useless. If this was true, then survival of the fittest makes sense and life is really as simple as a rat race and we are no better than rats.  Why would you care for anyone else other than yourself? Life would still be short but without meaning, each individual will just work to assure his/her own wants and own needs without thinking of any consequence of how to get there: lie, cheat, bully, dominate, it won't matter, as life is limited, might as well take as much and enjoy as much.  That is a very undesirable alternative universe and I don't want to be part of that kind of Godless and loveless and meaningless world.  

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