There are many uncertainties in the world. However, one thing that is certain for sure is that God loves us deeply. It is easy to doubt, and I doubted a lot as a kid and all the way up to my young teen years. I was hurt by religious ideology, which led to a inflamed bitterness against God and anything God-related. Truth wasn't truth if it didn't come out of man's mouth. God-forbid I raised my hand to ask a question because I thought what the preacher was saying didn't make any sense. It would have been a one-way ticket to hell for me if I raised my hand. The lack of not knowing any form of "Truth" ate me up like termites on wood. I wanted something deeper, something far from religion. Religion is all man-made, it's man telling man how to get to God. I was never interested in reading the Bible... THE CHAPTERS WERE ENDLESS!!! But, that was my mistake. At some point in my life I ended up in a congregation that didn't have a religious ideology, but had biblical ideology. I learned to live, love, and have an interest to take time to read the Bible at that congregation. I discovered "Full-Truths", (Sound Doctrine) and two of those full truths that I specially learned a lot from is that 1) God loves us unconditionally. 2) That Jesus Christ our Savior is the way and the truth and the life. And that no one can be in relationship with God unless you go through Jesus Christ. (John 14:6 NIV) No religion needed, just the acceptance of God's gift for you. I learned that if I wanted truth, I had to center my life in the one who is "Truth" — Jesus Christ. And with knowing that my doubt of things vanished like a slice of Apple Pie on my plate. What is my point here? This: There are many uncertainties in this world of ours, but there are none in a spiritual relationship with God, and in the ways of Jesus Christ. I finish this note with this quote from Thomas Jefferson:
"Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."
Much Love, Jan Sebastian Baez