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PRIMAVARA de Costache Ioanid
Ce înţelept şi prin ce lege
de nu nemuritorul Rege
maestrul făuritor de vieţi?
Un ghiocel din muşchi se-arată
şi-un strop de rouă dă-n vileag.
Nu-i oare lacrimă curată
de bucurie şi de drag?
Mireasma dulce şi jilavă
din liliac şi din salcâm
ce-i alta decât imn de slavă
către-al tăriilor tărâm?
Sub soarele ce se răsfrânge
lalele roşii ies pe grui.
Nu-s oare stropii cei de sânge
ce-au picurat sub paşii Lui?
Iar când se-nalţă-ntre boschete
narcise galbene în zori,
nu-s oare tainice trompete,
nu-s oare crainici vestitori?
Atâtea păsări cântătoare
atâta soare revărsat!…
Ori nu-s acestea toate oare
“CRISTOS A ÎNVIAT!” ?
- Biografia Poetului Costache Ioanid…si doua poezii
- Costache Ioanid - recita poezii – inclusiv la a 25-a aniversare a fratelui Niculita Moldovan
- Costache Ioanid - Ți-aduci aminte, mamă …poezie
- Costache Ioanid - Am cautat iubirea
- Costache Ioanid - Carturari si Farisei (Matei 23:1-31)
- ‘Amintiri cu sfinti’ culese de Pastorul Daniel Branzai (4) Marturia lui Costache Ioanid si o cintare
Raul si Raluca Ursan – Mireasma de Flori
28 Feb 2012 1 Comment
Marea Galileii unde Domnul Isus a inmultit piinea si pestii. sursa pozei aici
Isus a hranit oamenii de trei ori. Marcu 6: 5 piini, 2 pesti, 5,000 de barbati. Matei 15: 7 piini, 4,000 de oameni. Ioan 21: 153 de pesti si 12 apostoli.
Isus i-a intrebat pe ucenici daca aveau mincare sa hraneasca multimea de oameni care il ascultase de ceva vreme predicind. In Ioan 6:7-9 Filip ii raspunde: ,,Pînile, pe cari le-am putea cumpăra cu două sute de lei (Greceşte: dinari.), n’ar ajunge ca fiecare să capete puţintel din ele.“ 8Unul din ucenicii Săi, Andrei, fratele lui Simon Petru, I -a zis: 9,,Este aici un băieţel, care are cinci pîni de orz şi doi peşti; dar ce sînt acestea la atîţia?“
Stiti intimplarea. mai departe scrie in Ioan 6:11-13: 11Isus a luat pînile, a mulţămit lui Dumnezeu, le -a împărţit ucenicilor, iar ucenicii le-au împărţit celorce şedeau jos; de asemenea, le -a dat şi din peşti cît au voit. 12Dupăce s’au săturat, Isus a zis ucenicilor Săi: ,,Strîngeţi fărămiturile cari au rămas, ca să nu se piardă nimic.“13Le-au adunat deci, şi au umplut douăsprezece coşuri cu fărămiturile cari rămăseseră din cele cinci pîni de orz, după ce mîncaseră toţi.
- Avem 12 cosuri cu farimituri. si un baietel cu 5 piini de orz si doi pesti. Cind citim pasaje din Biblie, vedem ca majoritatea teologilor studiaza cuvintele grecesti sau ebraice si incearca sa spuna la ce se refera acest text. Rareori se in treaba de ce au fost 2 (pesti) in loc de 10. De ce au fost 5 (piini) in loc de 12 sau de ce nu au fost 18 cosuri? Va voi spune parerea mea.
- Peshat – reprezinta intelesul simplu, literal al Scripturii.
- Remez – este categoria alegorica.
- Derash – represinta intelesul metaforic
- Sod – Cuvintul Sod inseamna mister.
- Se aflau aproape de mare. Ioan 6:1
- Erau in apropierea Pastelui Ioan 6:4
- Erau cinci piini de orz si doi pesti Ioan 6:9
- Erau 5,000 de oameni (fara femei si copii) Ioan 6:10
- Perry Stone — SECRETE DE DINCOLO DE MORMINT – Misterul Despre Moartea a Doua Partea 5
- Perry Stone – SECRETE DE DINCOLO DE MORMINT 4 – Cine e cu ochii pe tine (Traducere)
- Perry Stone – SECRETE DE DINCOLO DE MORMINT 3 –Cartile din Cer (Traducere)
- Perry Stone – SECRETE DE DINCOLO DE MORMINT 2 — Doua Judecati Diferite Ce Vor Avea Loc In Cer (Traducere)
- Perry Stone – SECRETE DE DINCOLO DE MORMINT 1 — Cele Cinci Cununi (Traducere)
- Perry Stone – Ospat Cu Mana - Dumnezeu este cel care scutura (video subtitrat)
- Perry Stone – Ospat Cu Mana –Secrete Profetice ale Cortului de Intilnire a lui Moise (video subtitrat)
- Perry Stone – Ospat cu Mana - Sfarsitul vremurilor (video subtitrat)
- Perry Stone – Ospat cu Mana - Cum vor arata trupurile noastre inviate? (video subtitrat)
- Perry Stone – Ospat cu Mana - Viata si moartea sunt in puterea limbii tale si “limba” care o vorbeste trupul tau (video subtitrat)
28 Feb 2012 11 Comments
Michael was challenged with the true Truth while on a college campus and he soon came to realize that his philosophy and atheism could not stand against the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is a great video to pass on to young people and especially college kids as Michael discusses how he delved deep into philosophy scrambling to find anything that even remotely seemed like “truth” to him, personally. Instead of finding answers it sunk him down low and he found no value in it. Then he took a class on the varieties of religion and he started to value people with faith. He then started reading Richard Dawkins and considering God through Dawkin’s writing. Then came the Kirksville Evangelical outreach. Michael was sitting and mocking an Ill be honest card about how you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. He was mocking it with 2 of his friends. Then a girl from Columbia went up to them and engaged them in a conversation. This led to Michael thinking more and more and after about an hour his friends left and tried to pull him away. His discussion with the girl lasted 3 hours.
Michael was trying to get at her any sort of argument he could come up with. No matter how hard the questions he threw at her, what struck Michael was that every single response she gave was essentially the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the good news of His coming, His dying and the reality of sin. There was discussion of what he was bringing up but there was no argumentation. She would say, this doesn’t really matter. What matters is Jesus Christ and Him crucified. By the time they split, there was a real drive for Michael to want to read the Bible. To see what she was talking about. To see if any of it was true….(these notes are just from the first 8 minutes. There’s much more insight in the following 14 minutes)
Watch the video, it is a tremendous learning experience for me as to how to talk to a non believer. The student who talked to Michael did not argue, did not delve into philosophy, she answered all of Michael’s questions with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I think our biggest impediment in engaging non believers is the fear that we won’t know how to answer their hard questions, we feel we are lacking in rhetorical skills. But we do know the Gospel, and that is enough to get us to start conversations and let the Holy Spirit do the rest.
28 Feb 2012 5 Comments
in Philosophy Tags: Alvin Plantinga, American pragmatism, belief, born believers thesis, cognitive science, Deborah Kelemen, Fast System, god-shaped conceptual space, Guthrie's argument, HADD, human mind, Hypersensitive Agency Detection Device, Jesse Bering, Justin Barrett, New Scientist, Paul Bloom, Psychology of religion, religion, religion thesis, Richard Dawkins, Slow System, The Belief Instinct, Theory of Mind, TOM, Veritas Forum, William James, Yale University
Justin L. Barrett.is Director of the Thrive Center for Human Development, Thrive Professor of Developmental Science, and Professor of Psychology at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology. He previously held a post as senior researcher of the Centre for Anthropology and Mind and The Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at Oxford University. Barrett is described in the New York Times as a “prominent member of the byproduct camp” and “an observant Christian who believes in “an all-knowing, all-powerful, perfectly good God who brought the universe into being,” [and] “that the purpose for people is to love God and love each other.” He considers that “Christian theology teaches that people were crafted by God to be in a loving relationship with him and other people, Why wouldn’t God, then, design us in such a way as to find belief in divinity quite natural?” Having a scientific explanation for mental phenomena does not mean we should stop believing in them. “Suppose science produces a convincing account for why I think my wife loves me — should I then stop believing that she does?”
Here is just one quote from his work: ”There is actually a growing body of research that suggests that we have this tendency to see design and purpose all over the place from very young ages”.
Contrast this with * Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature–have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Below you will find the video and extensive notes from this very fascinating lecture from the Veritas Forum, where you can find more apologetics resources.
Intro: The cognitive science of religion
Justin Barrett: I would like to give a broad brushstrokes introduction to the cognitive science of religion, an area that I’ve ben working in the last 15 years. (Main audience is comprised of students taking UC’s Psychology of Religion course).
Why religion is natural, science is not. “Religion like technology arises in every human culture. Religion is a universal phenomenon among human groups, which may well have existed from very nearly the emergence of our species in prehistory”. (McCauley p.149) WHY?
This year, if you keep your eyes on Amazon and so forth, you’ll see that there have been a number of books in this area. It’s getting hot and not just with psychologists and cognitive scientists and anthropologists and comparative religionists, but, also with philosophers and theologians who are starting to wonder, “What is this stuff all about?” And, really what these scholars are trying to address is a pretty obvious phenomena once you bring it out. And that is: “Why is it that wherever you go , whatever culture you’re in, maybe even whatever historical epoch you are in, there are religious people. And not just a few.
A 1999 Gallup Survey International suggests that upwards of 90% of the world’s population today believe in some kind of a god or supernatural force, let alone historically. This is a pervasive thing that people believe in gods of one sort or another. Why is too, that children seem to be especially receptive to religious ideas? They pick it up very easily and very naturally.
Here’s a quote from Paul Bloom, Developmental Psychiatrist at Yale University (from Michael Brooks’ article in the New Scientist in Feb 7, 2009 issue: Would a group of children raised in isolation spontaneously create their own religious beliefs? ”I think the answer is yes”. (p 33) WHY ?
Causes and reasons are important when we are talking about belief.
Reasons vs. Causes of belief
- All thoughts and beliefs have causes: biological, psychological, evolutionary, social
- But we can still have good reasons for beliefs: experiences, intuition, scientific evidence, logical arguments, testimony of authority, etc.
- Focus here will be on causes
All beliefs have causes. All ideas have causes. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t have good reasons or bad reasons for those beliefs and ideas. I want to give you a scientific account as to why it is that people tend to believe in gods. At the end we might start thinking about how those causes matter to whether or not such beliefs are reasonable. But, I want to be clear that those are two separate issues.
The first hat I want to put on is my scientist hat.
The naturalness of religion thesis
“People are disposed to generate and accept religious ideas because of how their minds naturally work in common human environments.” This is not just my idea. This is a convergent idea that many researchers and myself are coming to. The claim here is, we all, by virtue of being human beings, living in a common world, all have certain kinds of cognitive equipment that develops. Psychological machinery. That predisposes us toward generating or accepting religious ideas. That’s why religious ideas are so recurrent. At least one of the reasons or causes as to why.
There is a sub variety of this thesis. A different wrinkle that I have been emphasizing lately, which I call:
The born believers thesis
click “More” to read the notes from the entire lecture.