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ElShamah - Reason & Science: Defending ID and the Christian Worldview

Otangelo Grasso: This is my library, where I collect information and present arguments developed by myself that lead, in my view, to the Christian faith, creationism, and Intelligent Design as the best explanation for the origin of the physical world.

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The Intricacies of Fine-Tuning in the Universe: The Case for a Purposeful Design

The fine-tuning of the laws of physics, the specific rate of expansion of the Big Bang, and the precise values of various physical constants are the preconditions necessary for life. These factors contribute to a complex and delicate balance that allows the universe to exist in its current state and is capable of supporting life as we know it. The fine-tuning suggests that the precise conditions necessary for life are so improbable that they could not have arisen by chance alone.

The laws of physics govern the behavior of the universe, from the smallest particles to the largest galaxies. These laws include gravity, electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force, and the weak nuclear force. The precise nature of these forces and their interactions determine the structure and evolution of the universe. For example, if the strong nuclear force were slightly weaker or stronger, atoms could not form in the way they currently do, which would significantly impact the formation of stars, planets, and the elements essential for life. The rate of expansion following the Big Bang is another example of fine-tuning. This rate determined the balance between the universe expanding too quickly for structures to form and collapsing back on itself. The cosmological constant, or dark energy, is a key factor in this expansion and its value is finely tuned to allow the universe to expand at a rate conducive to the formation of galaxies and other cosmic structures.

Imagine you're trying to inflate a giant balloon to a specific size so that it can float perfectly in the air, neither rising too high nor falling to the ground. The amount of air you put into the balloon needs to be precisely right. Too little air, and the balloon won't inflate enough to float; too much, and it might burst or fly away uncontrollably. In the context of the universe, the cosmological constant, or dark energy, acts like the precise amount of air needed for our "cosmic balloon." It's this finely tuned value that allows the universe to expand at just the right pace. This perfect expansion rate is crucial for forming galaxies, stars, and planets in a way that can support the complex structures we see in the cosmos today. Just as adding the right amount of air to the balloon is a delicate balance, so too is the tuning of the cosmological constant in the universe. It's this balance that has allowed the universe to develop into the vast and intricate web of galaxies and cosmic structures we observe.

To grasp the scale of the fine-tuning of the cosmological constant, consider this analogy: Imagine a ruler stretching across the entire known universe. This ruler is so vast that it is marked in increments representing every possible value the cosmological constant could take. Now, the range of values that would allow a universe like ours to exist—a universe capable of supporting galaxies, stars, planets, and life—is so incredibly narrow that on this cosmic ruler, it would be less than the width of a single atom. This means that out of the vast array of possible values the cosmological constant could have, the actual value falls within a range so minuscule and precise, it's like finding that one atom on a ruler spanning billions of light-years. This level of fine-tuning is almost beyond comprehension, highlighting the extraordinary precision with which the constants of our universe appear to be set.

One of the most extreme examples of fine-tuning in physics, apart from the cosmological constant, is the ratio of the electromagnetic force constant to the gravitational force constant. This ratio governs the balance between the force that holds atoms together and the force that pulls mass toward mass. The magnitude of the electromagnetic force is roughly \(10^{36}\) times stronger than gravity. If this ratio were slightly different, the implications for the universe would be profound. A slight increase in the gravitational force relative to the electromagnetic force would cause stars to burn out much more quickly, leaving insufficient time for life to develop on surrounding planets. On the other hand, a decrease would prevent stars from forming altogether. The stability of atoms and the structures of molecules depend on this balance. A small deviation could mean that the fundamental building blocks of matter could not form or hold together.

Imagine you're on a tightrope stretched over a vast canyon, where one side represents the electromagnetic force and the other side the gravitational force. You're trying to walk across this tightrope, and it's not just about keeping your balance; the rope itself is adjusting its tension based on your weight and every tiny movement you make. To reach the other side (representing the formation of a stable, life-supporting universe), the tension (or the ratio between these two forces) needs to be just right. Too much tension (an increase in electromagnetic force) and the rope would snap, sending you tumbling (akin to atoms being unable to bind); too little tension (an increase in gravitational force), and the rope would sag too much, making it impossible to walk across (analogous to stars collapsing under their own weight before life has a chance to develop). The precision required to walk this tightrope, with the rope adjusting perfectly for every step, illustrates the fine-tuning of the electromagnetic to gravitational force ratio. The fact that you can walk across at all, given the infinite possible adjustments, highlights the extraordinary balance that exists in our universe.

When discussing fine-tuning, several explanations have been proposed.  The idea that the fine-tuning of the universe's constants occurred by sheer coincidence. However, given the extraordinary precision required—as illustrated by the analogy of finding a specific atom on a ruler spanning the entire universe—the probability is so low that many find this explanation unsatisfactory.

Necessity: This argument posits that the constants must have the values they do because of some unknown laws of nature that make any other values impossible. But we have no evidence of such laws and that this merely shifts the question to why such laws would exist in such a precise form.

Multiple Universes or the Multiverse hypothesis: Suggests that there are potentially an infinite number of universes, each with different physical constants. We happen to be in one that allows for life because only such universes can have observers. While this is a popular explanation in some circles, it is currently untestable and, therefore, cannot be empirically verified. It also doesn't negate the possibility of a fine-tuner who could create such a multiverse.
In contrast, the idea of a fine-tuner or intelligent designer suggests that the universe's fine-tuning results from purposeful design by an entity or intelligence with the capability to set these constants precisely. This explanation accounts for the extraordinary precision without resorting to the speculative nature of other hypotheses like the multiverse.

Physics has also identified several fundamental constants, such as the gravitational constant, the speed of light, Planck's constant, and the fine-structure constant. The precise values of these constants allow for the stable existence of atoms, molecules, and consequently, the chemistry that underpins life. Small variations in these constants could lead to a universe vastly different from our own, potentially incapable of supporting life. The improbability of all these conditions being met by chance points to the existence of a designer or creator who intended for the universe to be capable of supporting life.

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The Shroud of Turin and the Sign of Jona

When the Pharisees saw Jesus making miracles, they asked him to do a miracle in front of their eyes. They wanted to see him doing extraordinary things. But he said that the only sign he would leave was the sign of Jona.

(Luke 11:29-30, NIV) "As the crowds increased, Jesus said, 'This is a wicked generation. It asks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah. For as Jonah was a sign to the Ninevites, so also will the Son of Man be to this generation.'"

What did he mean by that?  This passage indicates Jesus's use of the "sign of Jonah" as a metaphor for His death, burial, and resurrection. Jesus refers to the prophet Jonah's experience of being in the belly of a great fish for three days and three nights as a prefiguring of His own death, burial, and resurrection after three days.

We have the recorded narratives of the Gospels, but we cannot know if they were not just first-century embellishments of a preacher of that time. Events, that went from mouth to mouth, and changed over time. But with the resurrection, Jesus left us a durable empirical sign recorded on his burial cloth. While the image is only faint and almost unperceivable by the naked eye, and can only be seen from a certain distance of about 6 feet, with the first photograph by Secondo Pia in 1898, the image unraveled as an extraordinary photonegative with high resolution and remarkable details of a crucified man. This evolving revelation took another amazing step with the discovery that the image bears 3D Information. And today, with modern computer technology, we can reconstruct how Jesus looked in real life 2000 years ago.

Here we have a gradual revelation. Similar to how God revealed his plan of salvation, and the coming of the messiah, with Old Testament prophecies, over time. Just as Jonah's emergence from the fish after three days was a sign to the people of Nineveh, Jesus's resurrection was the ultimate sign to humanity of His divine authority and victory over death. The Shroud of Turin is a tangible artifact that bears witness to the resurrection, serving as a modern-day "sign" akin to the "sign of Jonah" that Jesus promised. It's a symbolic representation, suggesting that just as Jonah's experience in the fish was a precursor to Jesus's resurrection, the shroud serves as a physical testimony to that pinnacle event of human history and Christian belief.

Unbelievers ask frequently for empirical proof that the Christian faith is true. With the image on the Shroud of Turin, we can meet this demand, and we do indeed have empirical proof of Jesus' crucifixion, and resurrection, and confirmation that the Gospel narratives are not embellished fantasy stories, but real-life events that occurred 2000 years ago, confirming the prophecies of the coming of the messiah with precision, and accuracy.

We have 1. evidence of God's existence through natural theology, through the created order, that has been unraveled by science in the last 150 years with more and more new layers of evidence, and modern science has confirmed that the Shroud of Turin is not a forgery, was not painted by an artist in the middle age, but the image is due to a supernatural event, that occurred at the resurrection of Christ. Never in human history, we had more evidence and proof of the truthfulness of the Christian God, than today. Unbelievers are truly unjustifiable. They were not in the past, and much less, today.

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Jesus is the prince of peace.

Engaging in constant bickering, quarreling, and squabbling with your family members can be a sign of impatience and a lack of peace. Instead of succumbing to these conflicts, it might be beneficial to pray and practice daily vigilance, fostering longanimity and patience in your interactions.

The Gospels provide numerous instances where the apostles tested Jesus' patience, yet He consistently responded with understanding, patience, and wisdom, embodying His role as the Prince of Peace.

In Luke 22:24-27, the disciples argue among themselves about who would be the greatest in the kingdom of Heaven. Instead of showing frustration or reprimanding them harshly, Jesus gently corrects their understanding of leadership and greatness, teaching them that the greatest among them should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.

Peter, one of Jesus' closest disciples, denied knowing Him three times before the rooster crowed, as Jesus had predicted (Luke 22:54-62). Despite this profound betrayal, Jesus did not rebuke Peter. Instead, after His resurrection, Jesus lovingly reinstated Peter by asking him three times if he loved Him, offering Peter a chance for redemption and demonstrating immense patience and forgiveness (John 21:15-17).

Multiple times, the disciples displayed a lack of faith, such as when they were terrified during a storm while Jesus was asleep in the boat. They woke Him, saying, "Lord, save us! We're going to drown!" (Matthew 8:23-27). Jesus, instead of expressing irritation at their lack of faith, calmly rebuked the winds and the waves, and then gently chided them for their little faith, using the moment as a teaching opportunity.

In Mark 10:35-45, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, asked Jesus to grant them seats at His right and left in His glory. This request, born out of ambition and misunderstanding of Jesus' mission, could have easily provoked impatience. However, Jesus responded with a lesson on servanthood, explaining that true greatness comes from serving others, not from seeking power or position.

After His resurrection, Jesus appeared to His disciples, but Thomas was not present and later expressed doubt about Jesus' resurrection, saying he would not believe until he saw the nail marks in Jesus' hands (John 20:24-29). When Jesus appeared again, He did not scold Thomas for his skepticism. Instead, He offered Thomas the evidence he needed to believe, showing understanding and patience for his doubt.

In each of these situations, Jesus exemplified the qualities of a true Prince of Peace, responding not with frustration or anger but with patience, teaching, and love, guiding His disciples toward greater understanding and faith.

Engaging in frequent bickering, quarreling, and squabbling with family members often reflects a deeper issue of impatience and a lack of inner peace. These conflicts can create a disruptive and negative atmosphere in the home, straining relationships and diminishing the quality of shared life. To counteract this tendency and cultivate a more harmonious environment, it is crucial to adopt practices that foster patience, understanding, and self-discipline.

Regular prayer or meditation can be a powerful tool in cultivating patience and inner peace. These practices help to center the mind, calm emotions, and provide a greater sense of clarity and purpose. By turning to prayer or meditation, especially in moments of frustration or anger, you can find the strength to respond more thoughtfully and kindly. Make a conscious effort to listen actively and empathetically to your family members. Before responding in a conversation, take a moment to consider your words carefully. This pause can help you avoid reactive responses and instead choose words that are constructive and supportive. Take time to reflect on the reasons behind your impatience or irritation. Understanding the root causes of your reactions can provide valuable insights and help you address underlying issues. Self-reflection can also help you recognize patterns in your behavior that you may wish to change. Often, impatience arises from unmet expectations. By setting realistic and flexible expectations for both yourself and others, you can reduce frustration and disappointment. Acknowledge that everyone has limitations and that mistakes are part of the learning process. Try to see situations from the perspective of your family members. Understanding their feelings, challenges, and motivations can foster empathy and patience, making it easier to navigate conflicts with compassion and understanding. High levels of stress can exacerbate impatience and lead to more frequent conflicts. Engaging in activities that reduce stress, such as exercise, hobbies, or spending time in nature, can improve your overall well-being and help you maintain a calm demeanor. Cultivating a habit of gratitude can shift your focus from what is wrong to what is right. By regularly acknowledging and appreciating the positive aspects of your family and your life together, you can foster a more positive and patient outlook. Sometimes, external support can provide new strategies and perspectives. This can come from friends, family counselors, or support groups, where sharing experiences and advice can offer new coping mechanisms and insights.

By integrating these practices into your daily life, you can become more disciplined in your reactions and interactions, leading to more peaceful and fulfilling family relationships. Remember, change takes time, and progress is often gradual. Celebrating small victories along the way can encourage continued effort and growth.

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Did Jesus lie, when he said that we would do greater things than He did?

In John, chapter 14, verse 12, Jesus said: "Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father."

The Apostle Paul referred to Jesus as the foundation and cornerstone in his letters. One of the key verses is found in 1 Corinthians 3:11, where Paul writes, "For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ."

And in Ephesians 2:19-21 he wrote:

19 You are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household,
20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord.

Is it not the case that laying the foundation of the Church, sacrificing oneself for the salvation of believers, and being the Lord as the second person of the Trinity, represent the greatest possible deeds? Was He not also, being God, the only one who lived a sinless life, a feat impossible for anyone else due to our fallen human nature?

The statement made by Jesus in John 14:12, where He mentions that those who believe in Him will do greater works than His, has been a subject of much theological discussion and analysis. To understand what Jesus meant, it's important to consider the context, the audience, and the original Greek language used in the text.

Jesus spoke these words during the Last Supper, addressing His disciples in a moment of intimate teaching and encouragement. The context here is crucial; He was preparing them for His imminent departure and the coming of the Holy Spirit, who would empower them after Jesus' ascension to the Father.

The key terms in the original Greek text of John 14:12 are:

Works, in greek (ἔργα - erga): This term refers to the deeds or actions one performs. In the context of Jesus' ministry, these works included teaching, healing, and various miracles.
Greater, in greek (μείζων - meizōn): This term can refer to greater in quantity, quality, or scope. The exact implication of "greater" can be understood through the context and the nature of Jesus' and the apostles' works.

When Jesus says "greater things" (μείζων ἔργα - meizōn erga), it's important to interpret this in the light of His entire ministry and the broader narrative of the New Testament.

Jesus' earthly ministry was largely confined to Galilee and Judea, but the ministry of the apostles and the early church spread the gospel across the Roman Empire and beyond. Thus, "greater" can be understood in terms of geographical scope and the number of people reached.

Jesus laid the foundation for the Church through His death and resurrection, which are unparalleled in their significance. The "greater works" done by believers are in the context of spreading this message and leading people to faith, which results in eternal life—a work that has eternal consequences.

The coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost empowered the disciples in a new way, enabling them to perform miracles, heal, and most importantly, preach the gospel with boldness. The Spirit's indwelling in us believers enables the continuation of Jesus' work on a global scale.

The "greater" may also refer to the collective impact of the church over time, rather than comparing individual acts to those of Jesus. The church, as the body of Christ, continues to do works in His name.

As Paul points out, Jesus is the cornerstone of the Church (Ephesians 2:20). His sacrificial death and resurrection are the foundation upon which all Christian works are built. The "greater works" are not greater in dignity or power than Jesus' works but are built upon and extend His foundational work.

Jesus' statement about believers doing "greater works" should not be understood as diminishing His own works or suggesting that believers could surpass His sinlessness or divine nature.

Instead, it highlights the expansive and continuing impact of His ministry through His followers, empowered by the Holy Spirit, across time and space.

The "greater" aspect is not about the nature of the works themselves but about their scope, reach, and the collective action of the church built on the foundation

We frequently find ourselves praying without receiving a response, and there are times when we seek healing through prayer yet see no change. Furthermore, isn't establishing the foundation of the church considered the most significant task? Wasn't this in line with what Jesus taught?

God's will and timing are perfect, even though they may not align with our desires or timing. Unanswered prayers do not necessarily indicate a lack of power or presence but may reflect a different purpose or plan that God has, which we might not understand at the moment.

In the New Testament, miracles often served as signs pointing to a greater reality—the coming of God's kingdom and the authority of Jesus Christ. The primary focus of Jesus' ministry, and by extension the ministry of believers, is not the miracles themselves but the message and salvation they point towards.

Faith is not just about receiving what we ask for but trusting in God's sovereignty and goodness, even when outcomes are not as we expect. This trust is what defines the relationship between us believers and God, more than the specific outcomes of prayers.

In light of these considerations, Jesus' statement can be seen not as a falsehood but as an invitation to view His promises through the lens of faith, understanding the broader and deeper implications of His words. The challenges of unanswered prayers and the complexities of faith in a fallen world are real, but they do not negate the truth of Jesus' promises.

They invite believers to trust in a bigger picture and a longer story that God is unfolding through history, one that we participate in but might not fully understand in our current context.

Even Jesus' human will—to avoid suffering and death—was not fulfilled. The father did not attend this request and prayer, because there was no alternative plan to redeem humanity.
Justice could only be done, either by the sinner paying for his sins or through a substitutional offer of paying the price of sin, which is death.

God has a purpose and plan in the life of each one of us. Often we do not fully understand God's purposes, and often we pray against God's purposes for our lives. And then he does not attend our prayers, as he did not Jesus to let the cup pass.

God is sovereign, and it will be always God's will in the ultimate stance, that will come to pass. Often we don't understand Gods plans, but we need to learn to trust the one who knows everything and trust that His plans for us are perfect.  

Jesus prayed to the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane before His crucifixion, expressing a desire for another way to fulfill His mission if it were possible. In Matthew 26:39, where Jesus says, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."

Jesus expressed a deep human desire to avoid the immense suffering He was about to endure. In His prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane, He revealed His vulnerability and distress over the impending crucifixion. This moment highlights the dual nature of Jesus as both fully human, experiencing fear and sorrow, and fully divine, ultimately submitting to God's will.

His request, "may this cup be taken from me," reflects His natural human aversion to pain and suffering. Yet, His immediate submission, "Yet not as I will, but as you will," demonstrates His divine obedience and commitment to fulfilling His purpose for the sake of humanity. This instance illustrates the profound mystery of Jesus' dual nature and His unwavering dedication to God's redemptive plan.

This episode also contrasts with the story of Abraham and Isaac in the book of Genesis. In the case of Abraham, just as he was about to sacrifice his son Isaac in obedience to God, an angel intervened, and a ram was provided as an alternative sacrifice, sparing Isaac's life.

The crucifixion of Jesus is the fulfillment of God's redemptive plan for humanity. Unlike the story of Abraham and Isaac, which served as a test of faith and obedience, the events leading to Jesus' crucifixion is the culmination of God's plan to reconcile humanity to Himself through Jesus' sacrifice.


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Is blood essential to forgive sin?

The question of whether blood is essential for the forgiveness of sins involves different covenants (agreements) between God and humanity as described in various parts of the Bible.

In several passages in the Old Testament, forgiveness is often portrayed as conditional upon repentance, prayer, and turning away from sinful behavior, without an explicit requirement for a blood sacrifice.

Ezekiel 18:20-22: "The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him. But if a wicked man turns away from all the sins he has committed and keeps all my decrees and does what is just and right, he will surely live; he will not die. None of the offenses he has committed will be remembered against him. Because of the righteous things he has done, he will live."

Ezekiel emphasizes personal responsibility and the possibility of repentance leading to righteousness and life.

Psalm 32:5: "Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, 'I will confess my transgressions to the LORD'—and you forgave the guilt of my sin."

Psalm 32 speaks of confession leading to forgiveness.

2 Chronicles 7:14: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

2 Chronicles 7 highlights humility, prayer, and repentance.

2 Samuel 12:13: "Then David said to Nathan, 'I have sinned against the LORD.' Nathan replied, 'The LORD has taken away your sin. You are not going to die.'"

Jonah 3:10: "When God saw what they did and how they turned from their evil ways, he had compassion and did not bring upon them the destruction he had threatened."

Samuel and Jonah show God's willingness to forgive upon genuine repentance.

Isaiah 55:7: "Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon."

Hosea 14:1-2: "Return, Israel, to the LORD your God. Your sins have been your downfall! Take words with you and return to the LORD. Say to him: 'Forgive all our sins and receive us graciously, that we may offer the fruit of our lips.'"

Isaiah 55 and Hosea call for the wicked to return to God for mercy.

In contrast, other parts of the Bible, particularly in the context of the Old Covenant (notably in the books of Leviticus and Hebrews), describe a sacrificial system where the blood of animals is required for the atonement of sins. This is based on the principle stated in Leviticus 17:11, which says, "For the life of a creature is in the blood, and I have given it to you to make atonement for yourselves on the altar; it is the blood that makes atonement for one's life."

The New Testament, especially the book of Hebrews, presents Jesus Christ's sacrificial death as the ultimate and final sacrifice for sins, making the old system of animal sacrifices obsolete.
Hebrews 9:22 states, "In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness." Yet, Hebrews 10:10 says, "And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once and for all."

So,  the necessity of blood for forgiveness is fulfilled in the New Covenant through Jesus' sacrifice, which is sufficient for the forgiveness of sins for all time. In this light, the sacrificial system and the principle of blood atonement serve as a foreshadowing of the ultimate sacrifice of Christ, which provides a basis for the forgiveness of sins apart from the ongoing practice of animal sacrifices.

The discussion of whether blood is essential for forgiveness, therefore, depends significantly on the context within the biblical narrative and the specific covenant being referred to. In the broader biblical theology, the emphasis shifts from the physical act of sacrifice in the Old Covenant to a more spiritual and faith-based understanding of atonement through Jesus Christ in the New Covenant.

So isn't there an ambiguity here? Is the shedding of blood necessary, or is repentance enough? The Bible unfolds its theological themes progressively. Early texts often introduce concepts that are later developed or fulfilled in subsequent writings. For instance, the sacrificial system established in the Old Testament is a foreshadowing of Christ's ultimate sacrifice.  The Bible describes different covenants between God and humanity. Each covenant has its own context, stipulations, and signs, including how sins are addressed and forgiven. The transition from the Mosaic Covenant's emphasis on sacrifices to the New Covenant's focus on faith and repentance through Jesus.

Reconciling the apparent ambiguity between passages that suggest forgiveness can be obtained without blood and those that emphasize the necessity of blood for atonement involves considering the broader narrative arc of the Bible, the theological continuity between the Old and New Testaments, and the concept of covenantal progression. Here's an approach to harmonizing these perspectives:

Sacrifices in the Old Testament served as a symbolic act of atonement, signifying the seriousness of sin and the cost of reconciliation with God. They pointed to the need for a more profound, ultimate sacrifice. The sacrificial system was also a pedagogical tool, teaching the people about holiness, sin, and the need for purification. Numerous passages highlight the importance of a contrite heart and genuine repentance for forgiveness. These instances show that God values sincere repentance and a desire to turn from sin. This emphasis on repentance continues in the New Testament, with John the Baptist, Jesus, and the apostles calling for repentance as a key to the kingdom of God. The New Testament presents Jesus' death as the fulfillment and culmination of the Old Testament sacrificial system. His sacrifice is sufficient for the forgiveness of sins, once and for all. Jesus inaugurates a New Covenant, where forgiveness is granted through faith in His sacrifice, transcending the old system of animal sacrifices. The move from sacrifices to Jesus' sacrifice can be understood as a progression from the "shadow" of the Old Covenant practices to the "reality" found in Christ as described in Hebrews 8:5 and 10:1). This progression doesn't negate the Old Testament teachings but fulfills them, providing a continuous narrative arc that culminates in Jesus. Both repentance and sacrifice are crucial in understanding biblical forgiveness. Repentance reflects the inner change and turning away from sin, while the sacrificial imagery underscores the cost of sin and the means of atonement. So we are gaining a more integrated understanding of its teachings on sin, sacrifice, and forgiveness. The Bible presents a multifaceted view of God's relationship with humanity, where justice, mercy, holiness, and love converge in the person and work of Jesus Christ. This convergence provides a comprehensive framework for understanding forgiveness, atonement, and reconciliation in a way that honors both the continuity and progression of biblical revelation.

God is both perfectly and infinitely just and merciful. The death of Jesus on the cross is central because it reconciles these two aspects of God's nature: God's justice demands that sin, which is a transgression against God's law and nature, be addressed. In the Old Testament sacrificial system, was temporarily dealt with through animal sacrifices. However, these were seen as insufficient for the complete atonement of sin because they had to be repeated and could not fully reconcile humanity with God. God's mercy, on the other hand, desires to forgive and restore the relationship between humanity and Himself. God's love and mercy towards humanity are emphasized throughout the Bible. The crucifixion of Jesus is a pivotal event that satisfies both God's justice and mercy. Through Jesus—who is considered sinless and thus a perfect sacrifice—taking on the sins of humanity and suffering the consequences of those sins, God's justice is satisfied. This act allows God to extend forgiveness and mercy without compromising His justice.

If one repents and has faith in Jesus, but Jesus did not die on the cross, God could not reconcile His justice with His mercy. Without this sacrificial act, the atonement would not be fulfilled. The concept of atonement is central to understanding how God maintains His justice while also offering forgiveness and mercy. The atonement for sins through Jesus Christ's sacrifice on the cross is the means by which God reconciles these aspects of His nature.
God's justice means that He is perfectly righteous and fair, and He upholds moral order in the universe. Sin, which is a violation of God's moral law, disrupts this order and incurs a debt or a penalty because of the righteous demands of God's justice. The Bible teaches that the consequence of sin is death (Romans 6:23), reflecting the seriousness with which God views sin. The concept of atonement addresses how this debt or penalty can be satisfied so that forgiveness can be extended without compromising God's justice. In the Old Testament, the sacrificial system was instituted as a foreshadowing of the ultimate sacrifice. These sacrifices, however, were not sufficient to fully remove the guilt and penalty of sin; they pointed forward to a more perfect and final atonement. Jesus Christ, who is considered sinless, takes the place of sinners by bearing the penalty for sin on the cross. This act of substitutionary atonement satisfies the demands of God's justice because the penalty for sin is fully paid. At the same time, it manifests God's mercy and love, as God provides the means for atonement through His own action in the person of Jesus Christ. Thus, God's justice is not compromised by His mercy. Instead, through the atonement made by Jesus, justice is fully satisfied, allowing God to extend mercy and forgiveness to those who repent and believe in Jesus Christ. This is seen as the unique and profound mystery of the Christian faith: that God Himself provides the means for reconciling humanity to Himself, upholding His justice while demonstrating unfathomable mercy and grace.

In this way, atonement for sins is indeed seen necessary for God to be just and the justifier of those who have faith in Jesus (Romans 3:26). This theological perspective upholds the integrity of God's justice while also showcasing the depth of His love and mercy towards humanity.

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Children's Sermon: David, Goliath, and Our Hero Jesus

Hello, wonderful young friends! Today, we're going on an exciting adventure back in time to meet a young boy named David.

David wasn't a superhero with a cape or a warrior with shiny armor, but he was brave, kind, and most importantly, he trusted God with all his heart.

Imagine you're in a vast valley, the ground beneath your feet is a bit rocky, and the air is filled with anticipation. Everyone around you is talking about Goliath, the giant warrior who's so tall that looking at him is like trying to find the top of a tree from right under it.

Goliath's voice booms like thunder, making the ground seem to tremble. All the king's soldiers, big and strong men, are whispering to each other, too scared to face him.

But then, there's David. He's not a big soldier; he's a young shepherd boy, probably not much older than some of you.

He's used to taking care of sheep, playing his harp, and enjoying the peaceful fields under the sun. Yet, here he is, stepping forward when no one else would. You might wonder, how could he not be afraid?

David had a secret weapon, but it wasn't a sharp sword or a heavy shield. His strength came from something much bigger, something you can't even see with your eyes.

David had faith in God. He remembered how God had helped him protect his sheep from lions and bears, and he believed that God would be with him against Goliath too.

So, when David stood in front of Goliath, he didn't see just a scary giant. He saw a challenge that he and God could overcome together.

He picked up five smooth stones from the stream, put one in his sling, and with a swing and a swoosh, the stone flew through the air faster than a bird and hit Goliath right on the forehead.

The giant stumbled and fell down with a thud that echoed through the valley.

Everyone was amazed! The smallest person there, with the simplest weapon and the biggest faith, had won the day.

David showed everyone that it's not how big you are on the outside that counts, but how much you trust in God's power and love.

And you know what? Just like David, you can face your giants too. It might be something that seems really tough, like a super hard math test, or maybe trying to make a new friend when you're feeling really shy.

Remember, when you're facing your giants, you're not alone. God is with you, cheering you on, ready to help you be brave. With faith in God, you can do incredible things, just like David did!

the battlefield is quiet, all eyes are on David and Goliath. The soldiers are holding their breath, watching. Goliath is covered in heavy armor from head to toe, carrying weapons that are bigger than David himself.

He looks like a moving mountain, strong and invincible.

Then there's David, looking so different from Goliath. He's not wearing any armor; it's just him in his simple shepherd's clothes.

No big, shiny sword in his hand, just a sling and a small pouch filled with smooth, round stones he picked from a stream. To many, it might have seemed like David was unprepared or even foolish to face such a giant.

But David knew something very important that others might have forgotten.

David knew that it's not always the biggest and the strongest who win battles; it's those who have faith. His faith in God was like an invisible shield around him, stronger than any armor.

When he put that stone in his sling and started to swing it around, it wasn't just a boy getting ready to throw a stone. It was a moment filled with trust, hope, and courage.

And then, with a flick of his wrist, David let the stone go. Can you imagine the silence before the stone hit its target? That stone, powered by David's faith, flew like a shooting star straight to Goliath.

And when it hit Goliath's forehead, the impossible happened. The giant, the unbeatable warrior, fell to the ground like a tree that's been cut at its base.

This moment was about so much more than just a battle between two people. It was a lesson for everyone watching and for us today.

It showed that when you're facing something really big and scary, something that feels like a giant in your life, what you need is not just physical strength.

You need something deeper, something inside of you. That's your faith, your trust in God.

David's victory teaches us that with faith, we can face our fears, stand up to challenges, and overcome obstacles that seem much bigger than we are.

Whether it's a tough test at school, a problem with a friend, or any worry that seems too big to handle, remember David and his sling.

With faith and trust in God, you have everything you need to face your giants and watch them fall.

David didn't wear heavy armor or carry a big sword. All he had was a sling and a few small stones. But he had something even more powerful—his faith in God.

When David swung his sling and let go of that stone, it wasn't just the stone flying through the air; it was his trust in God. And guess what? That trust was enough to knock the giant down!

Unlike David, who stood before a physical giant, Jesus faced an even more daunting challenge. He confronted the vast darkness of sin, the kind of wrongdoings that separate us from God's love, and the shadow of death that looms over humanity.

But Jesus, with His boundless love and unwavering faith in His Father, was ready to take on this colossal battle for the sake of all of us.

Imagine a world weighed down by every mistake, every hurtful word, and every sad tear—this was the giant Jesus came to face.

He didn't come armed with swords or shields but with something far more powerful: His perfect love and the promise of God's forgiveness.

Jesus showed us a love so strong that it could heal the sick, give sight to the blind, and even bring peace to the stormiest seas.

As Jesus' journey led Him to the cross, it seemed like the darkness might win. The cross was like a giant, towering over everything that Jesus stood for—hope, love, and the chance for a new beginning.

But Jesus, with a heart full of love for each of us, chose to climb that hill, carry that cross, and make the ultimate sacrifice. It was His way of fighting the biggest battle of all.

But the story doesn't end at the cross. Just when it seemed like the giant had won, something miraculous happened. Jesus rose from the dead!

It was the most incredible victory the world has ever seen. Just like David's stone knocked down Goliath, Jesus' resurrection knocked down the power of sin and death.

He opened the door for us to have a forever friendship with God, where we're never alone, never unloved, and always forgiven.

Now, Jesus invites us to share in His victory. He asks us to bring our own stones—our faith, our trust, and our love—to face the giants in our lives.

With Jesus by our side, there's no challenge too big or fear too great. He teaches us that when we're feeling small or scared, we can remember His love, His sacrifice, and His triumph over the greatest giant of all.

So, whenever you face something tough, remember the story of David and Goliath, and remember the even greater story of Jesus.

He faced the biggest giant for us, and with Him, we can face anything with courage and love.

Jesus didn't need a sling or a stone. He had His love and His trust in God. When Jesus died on the cross and came back to life, it was like knocking down the biggest giant ever!

Jesus showed us that love is the most powerful weapon, and with God's love, we can face any giant problems in our lives.

Just like David, we might feel small sometimes, facing big problems or fears. But remember, we're never alone. Jesus is always with us, holding our hands, and helping us face our giants.

With Jesus, we can be brave, we can be strong, and we can spread love everywhere we go.

ہیلو، شاندار نوجوان دوستو! آج، ہم ڈیوڈ نامی ایک نوجوان لڑکے سے ملنے کے لیے ایک دلچسپ مہم جوئی پر جا رہے ہیں۔

ڈیوڈ کیپ کے ساتھ کوئی سپر ہیرو یا چمکدار ہتھیار والا جنگجو نہیں تھا، لیکن وہ بہادر، مہربان اور سب سے اہم بات یہ ہے کہ اس نے اپنے پورے دل سے خدا پر بھروسہ کیا۔

تصور کریں کہ آپ ایک وسیع وادی میں ہیں، آپ کے پیروں کے نیچے کی زمین تھوڑی پتھریلی ہے، اور ہوا امید سے بھری ہوئی ہے۔ آپ کے اردگرد ہر کوئی گولیتھ کے بارے میں بات کر رہا ہے، ایک دیو ہیکل جنگجو جو اتنا لمبا ہے کہ اس کی طرف دیکھنا ایسا لگتا ہے جیسے اس کے نیچے سے کسی درخت کی چوٹی کو تلاش کرنا۔

جالوت کی آواز گرج کی طرح گونجتی ہے جس سے زمین کانپنے لگتی ہے۔ بادشاہ کے تمام سپاہی، بڑے اور مضبوط آدمی، ایک دوسرے سے سرگوشی کر رہے ہیں، اس کا سامنا کرنے سے بھی خوفزدہ ہیں۔

لیکن پھر، ڈیوڈ ہے. وہ بڑا سپاہی نہیں ہے۔ وہ ایک نوجوان چرواہے کا لڑکا ہے، شاید آپ میں سے کچھ سے زیادہ عمر میں نہیں۔

وہ بھیڑوں کی دیکھ بھال کرنے، ہارپ بجانے اور سورج کے نیچے پرامن کھیتوں سے لطف اندوز ہونے کا عادی ہے۔ پھر بھی، وہ یہاں ہے، آگے بڑھ رہا ہے جب کوئی اور نہیں کرے گا۔ آپ سوچیں گے کہ وہ خوفزدہ کیسے نہیں ہو سکتا؟

داؤد کے پاس ایک خفیہ ہتھیار تھا، لیکن یہ کوئی تیز تلوار یا بھاری ڈھال نہیں تھی۔ اس کی طاقت بہت بڑی چیز سے آئی، جسے آپ اپنی آنکھوں سے بھی نہیں دیکھ سکتے۔

داؤد کو خدا پر یقین تھا۔ اسے یاد آیا کہ کس طرح خدا نے اس کی بھیڑوں کو شیروں اور ریچھوں سے بچانے میں مدد کی تھی، اور اسے یقین تھا کہ خدا گولیت کے خلاف بھی اس کے ساتھ ہوگا۔

لہٰذا، جب ڈیوڈ گولیت کے سامنے کھڑا ہوا، تو اسے صرف ایک خوفناک دیو نظر نہیں آیا۔ اس نے ایک چیلنج دیکھا جس پر وہ اور خدا مل کر قابو پا سکتے ہیں۔

اس نے ندی سے پانچ ہموار پتھر اٹھائے، ایک کو اپنی جھولی میں ڈالا، اور جھولے اور جھٹکے سے وہ پتھر پرندے سے زیادہ تیزی سے ہوا میں اڑ گیا اور جالوت کے عین ماتھے پر جا لگا۔

دیو ٹھوکر کھا کر نیچے گرا جس کی آواز وادی میں گونج رہی تھی۔

سب حیران رہ گئے! وہاں کا سب سے چھوٹا شخص، سب سے آسان ہتھیار اور سب سے بڑے ایمان کے ساتھ، دن جیت چکا تھا۔

ڈیوڈ نے سب کو دکھایا کہ یہ نہیں کہ آپ باہر سے کتنے بڑے ہیں، لیکن آپ کو خدا کی قدرت اور محبت پر کتنا بھروسہ ہے۔

اور تم جانتے ہو کیا؟ ڈیوڈ کی طرح آپ بھی اپنے جنات کا سامنا کر سکتے ہیں۔ یہ ایسی چیز ہو سکتی ہے جو واقعی مشکل معلوم ہوتی ہو، جیسے کہ ایک انتہائی مشکل ریاضی کا امتحان، یا جب آپ واقعی شرم محسوس کر رہے ہوں تو نیا دوست بنانے کی کوشش کر رہے ہوں۔

یاد رکھیں، جب آپ اپنے جنات کا سامنا کر رہے ہیں، آپ اکیلے نہیں ہیں. خدا آپ کے ساتھ ہے، آپ کو خوش کرتا ہے، آپ کو بہادر بننے میں مدد کرنے کے لیے تیار ہے۔ خدا پر ایمان کے ساتھ، آپ ناقابل یقین چیزیں کر سکتے ہیں، بالکل اسی طرح جیسے ڈیوڈ نے کیا!

میدان جنگ خاموش ہے، سب کی نظریں ڈیوڈ اور گولیتھ پر ہیں۔ سپاہی سانس روکے دیکھ رہے ہیں۔ گولیت سر سے پاؤں تک بھاری بکتر میں ڈھکا ہوا ہے، اس کے پاس ہتھیار ہیں جو خود ڈیوڈ سے بڑے ہیں۔

وہ ایک چلتا پھرتا پہاڑ، مضبوط اور ناقابل تسخیر دکھائی دیتا ہے۔

پھر ڈیوڈ ہے، جو گولیتھ سے بہت مختلف نظر آتا ہے۔ اس نے کوئی زرہ نہیں پہنی ہوئی ہے۔ یہ صرف وہ اپنے سادہ چرواہے کے لباس میں ہے۔

اس کے ہاتھ میں کوئی بڑی، چمکدار تلوار نہیں تھی، بس ایک گولی اور ایک چھوٹا سا تیلی تھا جو ہموار، گول پتھروں سے بھرا ہوا تھا جو اس نے ایک ندی سے اٹھایا تھا۔ بہت سے لوگوں کو ایسا لگتا تھا کہ ڈیوڈ ایسے دیو کا سامنا کرنے کے لیے تیار نہیں تھا یا یہاں تک کہ بے وقوف تھا۔

لیکن ڈیوڈ ایک بہت اہم چیز جانتا تھا جسے شاید دوسرے بھول گئے ہوں۔

ڈیوڈ جانتا تھا کہ لڑائی جیتنے والا ہمیشہ سب سے بڑا اور مضبوط نہیں ہوتا ہے۔ یہ وہ لوگ ہیں جو ایمان رکھتے ہیں۔ خُدا پر اُس کا ایمان اُس کے گرد ایک غیر مرئی ڈھال کی مانند تھا، جو کسی بھی ہتھیار سے زیادہ مضبوط تھا۔

جب اس نے وہ پتھر اپنے گلے میں ڈالا اور اسے ادھر ادھر جھولنے لگا تو یہ صرف ایک لڑکا پتھر پھینکنے کے لیے تیار نہیں تھا۔ یہ اعتماد، امید اور ہمت سے بھرا ہوا لمحہ تھا۔

اور پھر، اپنی کلائی کے ایک جھٹکے سے، ڈیوڈ نے پتھر کو جانے دیا۔ کیا آپ پتھر کے نشانے پر لگنے سے پہلے خاموشی کا تصور کر سکتے ہیں؟ وہ پتھر، ڈیوڈ کے ایمان کی طاقت سے، شوٹنگ ستارے کی طرح سیدھا گولیت کی طرف اڑ گیا۔

اور جب یہ گولیتھ کی پیشانی سے ٹکرا گیا تو ناممکن ہوا۔ دیو، ناقابل شکست جنگجو، اس درخت کی طرح زمین پر گرا جسے اس کی بنیاد پر کاٹا گیا ہو۔

یہ لمحہ صرف دو لوگوں کے درمیان لڑائی سے کہیں زیادہ تھا۔ یہ سب دیکھنے والے اور آج ہمارے لیے ایک سبق تھا۔

اس نے ظاہر کیا کہ جب آپ کو واقعی بڑی اور خوفناک چیز کا سامنا کرنا پڑتا ہے، جو آپ کی زندگی میں ایک دیو کی طرح محسوس ہوتا ہے، آپ کو جس چیز کی ضرورت ہوتی ہے وہ صرف جسمانی طاقت نہیں ہے۔

آپ کو کسی گہری چیز کی ضرورت ہے، آپ کے اندر کچھ۔ یہ آپ کا ایمان ہے، آپ کا خدا پر بھروسہ ہے۔

ڈیوڈ کی جیت ہمیں سکھاتی ہے کہ ایمان کے ساتھ، ہم اپنے خوف کا سامنا کر سکتے ہیں، چیلنجوں کا مقابلہ کر سکتے ہیں، اور ان رکاوٹوں پر قابو پا سکتے ہیں جو ہم سے کہیں زیادہ بڑی لگتی ہیں۔

چاہے یہ اسکول میں ایک مشکل امتحان ہو، کسی دوست کے ساتھ کوئی مسئلہ ہو، یا کوئی پریشانی جس کو سنبھالنا بہت بڑا لگتا ہے، ڈیوڈ اور اس کی سلنگ کو یاد رکھیں۔

خدا پر یقین اور بھروسے کے ساتھ، آپ کے پاس وہ سب کچھ ہے جس کی آپ کو اپنے جنات کا سامنا کرنے اور انہیں گرتے ہوئے دیکھنے کی ضرورت ہے۔

داؤد نے بھاری زرہ یا بڑی تلوار نہیں پہنی تھی۔ اس کے پاس صرف ایک گوفن اور چند چھوٹے پتھر تھے۔ لیکن اس کے پاس اس سے بھی زیادہ طاقتور چیز تھی—خدا پر اس کا ایمان۔

جب ڈیوڈ نے اپنا پھینکا جھول کر اس پتھر کو چھوڑ دیا، یہ صرف پتھر ہی نہیں تھا جو ہوا میں اڑ رہا تھا۔ یہ خدا پر اس کا بھروسہ تھا۔ اور اندازہ کرو کہ کیا؟ یہ بھروسہ دیو کو گرانے کے لیے کافی تھا!

ڈیوڈ کے برعکس، جو ایک جسمانی دیو کے سامنے کھڑا تھا، یسوع کو اس سے بھی زیادہ مشکل چیلنج کا سامنا کرنا پڑا۔ اس نے گناہ کے وسیع اندھیرے کا سامنا کیا، اس قسم کی غلطیاں جو ہمیں خدا کی محبت سے جدا کرتی ہیں، اور موت کے سائے کا جو انسانیت پر چھا جاتا ہے۔

لیکن یسوع، اپنی بے پناہ محبت اور اپنے باپ میں اٹل ایمان کے ساتھ، ہم سب کی خاطر اس زبردست جنگ کو لڑنے کے لیے تیار تھا۔

ایک ایسی دنیا کا تصور کریں جو ہر غلطی، ہر تکلیف دہ لفظ، اور ہر اداس آنسو سے دبی ہوئی ہے—یہ وہ دیو ہیکل یسوع تھا جس کا سامنا کرنا پڑا۔

وہ تلواروں یا ڈھالوں سے لیس نہیں آیا تھا بلکہ اس سے کہیں زیادہ طاقتور چیز لے کر آیا تھا: اس کی کامل محبت اور خدا کی معافی کا وعدہ۔

یسوع نے ہمیں اتنی مضبوط محبت دکھائی کہ یہ بیماروں کو شفا دے سکتی ہے، اندھوں کو بینائی دے سکتی ہے، اور طوفانی سمندروں میں بھی امن لا سکتی ہے۔

جیسا کہ یسوع کا سفر اسے صلیب پر لے گیا، ایسا لگتا تھا کہ اندھیرے جیت جائیں گے۔ صلیب ایک دیو کی طرح تھی، ہر اس چیز پر جو یسوع کے لیے کھڑا تھا — امید، محبت، اور ایک نئے آغاز کا موقع۔

لیکن یسوع نے، ہم میں سے ہر ایک کے لیے محبت سے بھرے دل کے ساتھ، اس پہاڑی پر چڑھنے، اس صلیب کو اٹھانے، اور حتمی قربانی دینے کا انتخاب کیا۔ یہ سب سے بڑی جنگ لڑنے کا اس کا طریقہ تھا۔

لیکن کہانی صلیب پر ختم نہیں ہوتی۔ بس جب ایسا لگا جیسے دیو جیت گیا ہو، کچھ معجزانہ ہوا۔ یسوع مُردوں میں سے جی اُٹھا!

یہ دنیا کی اب تک کی سب سے ناقابل یقین فتح تھی۔ جس طرح ڈیوڈ کے پتھر نے گولیت کو گرا دیا، اسی طرح یسوع کے جی اٹھنے نے گناہ اور موت کی طاقت کو گرا دیا۔

اُس نے ہمارے لیے خُدا کے ساتھ ہمیشہ کے لیے دوستی رکھنے کا دروازہ کھول دیا، جہاں ہم کبھی تنہا نہیں ہوتے، کبھی پیار نہیں کرتے، اور ہمیشہ معاف نہیں ہوتے۔

اب، یسوع ہمیں اپنی فتح میں شریک ہونے کی دعوت دیتا ہے۔ وہ ہم سے کہتا ہے کہ اپنی زندگیوں میں جنات کا سامنا کرنے کے لیے اپنے پتھر—اپنے ایمان، اپنا اعتماد، اور اپنی محبت لے آئیں۔

ہمارے ساتھ یسوع کے ساتھ، کوئی چیلنج بہت بڑا یا بہت بڑا خوف نہیں ہے۔ وہ ہمیں سکھاتا ہے کہ جب ہم چھوٹا محسوس کرتے ہیں یا خوفزدہ ہوتے ہیں، تو ہم اس کی محبت، اس کی قربانی، اور سب سے بڑے دیو پر اس کی فتح کو یاد کر سکتے ہیں۔

لہذا، جب بھی آپ کو کسی مشکل کا سامنا کرنا پڑتا ہے، ڈیوڈ اور گولیتھ کی کہانی کو یاد رکھیں، اور یسوع کی اس سے بھی بڑی کہانی کو یاد کریں۔

اس نے ہمارے لیے سب سے بڑے دیو کا سامنا کیا، اور اس کے ساتھ، ہم ہمت اور محبت کے ساتھ کسی بھی چیز کا سامنا کر سکتے ہیں۔

یسوع کو گوفن یا پتھر کی ضرورت نہیں تھی۔ اسے اپنی محبت اور خدا پر بھروسہ تھا۔ جب یسوع صلیب پر مر گیا اور دوبارہ زندہ ہو گیا، تو یہ اب تک کے سب سے بڑے دیو کو گرانے کے مترادف تھا!

یسوع نے ہمیں دکھایا کہ محبت سب سے طاقتور ہتھیار ہے، اور خدا کی محبت کے ساتھ، ہم اپنی زندگی میں کسی بھی بڑے مسائل کا سامنا کر سکتے ہیں۔

ڈیوڈ کی طرح، ہم کبھی کبھی چھوٹے محسوس کر سکتے ہیں، بڑے مسائل یا خوف کا سامنا کرنا پڑتا ہے۔ لیکن یاد رکھیں، ہم کبھی تنہا نہیں ہوتے۔ یسوع ہمیشہ ہمارے ساتھ ہے، ہمارے ہاتھ پکڑے ہوئے ہے، اور ہمارے جنات کا سامنا کرنے میں ہماری مدد کر رہا ہے۔

یسوع کے ساتھ، ہم بہادر ہو سکتے ہیں، ہم مضبوط ہو سکتے ہیں، اور ہم جہاں بھی جائیں محبت پھیلا سکتے ہیں۔


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