We have all lived thousands of lives on the earth. It takes a long time to turn a machine into a human being. We say to ourselves, as we look around our modern world filled with technology, "Look how far we've come". How much different are we than we were a thousand years ago, ten thousand years ago? Are we better people, are we people who are capable of living in an eternal community? What do we see when we look around the world; murder, rape, larceny of all kinds, war? There are a few people in the world that are good people, fair, wise... intelligent. People that are intelligent enough to know that when you do "A"... "B" happens. Those see that the universe works like a machine. The universe is so mechanized that you can set your watch by it and people have been using the sun as a time piece since the beginning of man and we still do it today. The concept of a mechanized universe is not new; even ancient philosophers had enough sense to see it. Obviously technology is not a sign of social intelligence. People today are no smarter than the people of ancient times. Ancient scientists made the first fire and today's scientists still don't know what fire is. They have a lot of theories about heat but it is still just theory. Modern appliances work on electricity but electricity is still a theory also. Scientists know that if you do "A"..."B" happens. We say to ourselves, "who are we, why are we here", and so we believe a myriad of things in order to justify our existence but it is just a theory...a belief!
God has been trying to tell us who she is since the beginning of our existence but most of us just don't take the time to listen. It takes allot to turn a machine into a human. You can't just tell them to be human, to be civil- we have to listen we have to be taught and we have to make good choices. Humanity is a choice, why would anyone choose otherwise.
We all seek eternal happiness; it is one bond of many that tie us all together. It is one thing to want but yet another to actively pursue. What is it we are so afraid of losing. For most of us, as far as we know- we spend 40, 50, 80 years here on the earth and then we die. Logic would dictate that if such a thing as eternal happiness did exist, it would be worthwhile to pursue even unto death. What is it that keeps most of us from following a path of logic? The universe works like a clock and it is always on time. Did we not rise from the same sea of natural space as did everything; are we not part of this great time piece?
God is telling us these things all of the time but it is a choice if we listen or not.
The universe and everything in it has purpose, it is a machine that produces something. The universe is a machine that produces a being capable of living in Paradise forever, an eternal community. The universe is a machine capable of turning other machines into beings that can make good choices because they have learned how to hear logic and reason and common sense. Becoming this person is a choice, it has to be! However, who is it that is capable of living in this eternal community? That is someone who has learned through their thousands of lives, who has made countless errors in judgment, one whom has learned how to change themselves and how to have mastery over their emotions. Individuals who walk alone with others, explorers who will bet it all on eternity, who will use what God gave them to make their final choice, to become the type of person that will live in Paradise forever!
Because truth is absolute, there is only one way to find it. There are many wrong ways but only one right one. It is up to us to learn all we can, to be tenaciously studious, of single mind and focus. It is these people that eventually hear God telling them the right way to go. The path to Paradise is not built on beliefs but on reason and logic and common sense.
Good luck in your journey....
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