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Seeking Answers. A Study in Ecclesiastes. Seeking Answers…Finding More Questions. Lesson 5, December 18, 2011. Part 5 : Will I Choose Life Under the Sun or Life Under the Son?. Today’s Scripture.

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Seeking answers finding more questions

Seeking Answers

A Study in Ecclesiastes

Seeking Answers…Finding More Questions

Lesson 5, December 18, 2011

Part 5: Will I Choose Life Under the Sun or Life Under the Son?


Today s scripture

Today’s Scripture

But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

-- Hebrews 11:6


Thought for today

Thought for Today

Age does not always bring wisdom.

Sometimes age comes alone.

-- Unknown


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Would You Affirm

or

Would You Deny

This Statement?

God has given man a desire for eternity and perpetuity; therefore man cannot be satisfied with what is merely temporal. Man’s quest for the eternal, however, is frustrated by his finite limits.

-- The King James Study Bible,

footnote to Ecclesiastes 3:11

-- ??????


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What Will Govern Igor’s Interactions with Others?

God

  • Social

  • Political

  • Commercial

  • Family

  • Sexual

  • <Spiritual>

Morality

Ethics


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There is nothing out here!!!

Igor’s World: The World of the Naturalist

Problem:

If anything exists that is not explained by Cause and Effect, there must be something beyond Nature -- the Supernature

Nature:The Whole of Everything

There is Nothing More

A vacuum, void, nothingness


Seeking answers finding more questions

Seeking Answers Under the Sun

  • Resources –

  • Himself

    • Sensory Observations

    • Personal Experiences

    • Recall/Journals

    • Experiment

    • Intellect/Reason

    • Pre-conceived Notions

  • Others

    • Family/Friends

    • Teachers/Authority

    • Books/Magazines

    • Media

    • Internet

  • God’s Word

Facts

Hypothesis

Action

Believe a Lie

Truth


The process has become fraught with peril for igor

The Process Has Become Fraught with Peril for Igor!!

His pursuit of answers to his questions coupled with the growing disparity between his answers and his continued observations and experiences has put him in danger of:

Disillusionment

Despair

Dissatisfaction

Discouragement

Dismay

Depression

Disappointment

Dejection


Seeking answers finding more questions

There is nothing out here!!!

Igor’s Dilemma: The World of the Naturalist Doesn’t Have the Answers

Problem:

If anything exists that is not explained by Cause and Effect, there must be something beyond Nature -- the Supernature

Nature:The Whole of Everything

There is Nothing More

A vacuum, void, nothingness


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Super-Natural

Natural

The World of the Dualist Would Spell Doom to Igor’s Search for Answers

Both are independent and self-existent.

After Creation, there is no interaction of the

Super-natural with the Natural


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Seeking Answers Above the Sun

Salvation/Immortality

  • Resources –

  • God’s Word

  • Any Other Source

Action

The Truth

Put these in proper perspective

Facts

Hypothesis

Action

Believe a Lie

Truth


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Igor’s Search Takes Him Outside His Former World

Nature:The Whole of Everything

There is Nothing More


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Natural

Gen 1:1

Does God Interact with Me?

The Supernatural is:

self-existent, infinite, omniscient, omnipotent.

  • The Supernatural Can, Has, Will, or Does Interact With the Natural:

  • Creation(Gen 1:1-2)

  • Propagation (Gen 1:3)

  • Sustenance (Matt 5:45)

  • Judgment (Gen 1:4; Heb 9:27)

  • Providence (Job 10:12 NIV, Gen 50:20)

  • Termination (2 Peter 2:10)

  • Intervention

    • With Cause (Ex 14:21)

    • Without Cause: Natural Law Suspended or Superseded by the Supernatural (John 11:43)

  • NaturalRevelation (Ps 19:1; Rom1:20-25)

  • Special Devine Revelation

    • Incarnation (Luke 1:29-33)

    • The Resurrection (Luke 24:1-7)

    • Inspiration (2 Tim 3:16-17)


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Natural

Gen 1:1

God Does Interact with Me!! We Are Not Alone!!

The Supernatural is:

self-existent, infinite, omniscient, omnipotent.

  • The Supernatural Can, Has, Will, or Does Interact With the Natural:

  • Creation (Gen 1:1-2)

  • Propagation (Gen 1:3)

  • Sustenance (Matt 5:45)

  • Judgment (Gen 1:4; Heb 9:27)

  • Providence (Job 10:12 NIV, Gen 50:20)

  • Termination (2 Peter 3:10)

  • Intervention

    • With Cause (Ex 14:21)

    • Without Cause: Natural Law Suspended or Superseded by the Supernatural (John 11:43)

  • Natural Revelation (Ps 19:1; Rom 1:20-25)

  • Special Devine Revelation

    • Incarnation (Luke 1:29-33)

    • The Resurrection (Luke 24:1-7)

    • Inspiration (2 Tim 3:16-17)

"When humans should have become as perfect in voluntary obedience as the inanimate creation is in its lifeless obedience, then they will put on its glory, or rather that greater glory of which Nature is only the first sketch."

-- C. S. Lewis


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Will I Choose

Life Under the Sun

Or Will I Choose

Life Under the Son

Eccl 1:3

What advantage is work?

Phil 1:6

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

or


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Will I Choose

Life Under the Sun

Or Will I Choose

Life Under the Son

Eccl 1:9

Nothing is new

2 Cor 5:17

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

or


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Will I Choose

Life Under the Sun

Or Will I Choose

Life Under the Son

Eccl 1:14

All deeds are vanity

1Cor 15:58

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

or


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Will I Choose

Life Under the Sun

Or Will I Choose

Life Under the Son

Eccl 2:18

Fruit of labour is hated

Col 1:10

That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;

or


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Will I Choose

Life Under the Sun

Or Will I Choose

Life Under the Son

Eccl 6:12

Man is mortal

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

or


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Will I Choose

Life Under the Sun

Or Will I Choose

Life Under the Son

Eccl 8:15

Pleasure is temporary

Phil 2:13

For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

or


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Will I Choose

Life Under the Sun

Or Will I Choose

Life Under the Son

Eccl 8:17

Man cannot discover God’s work

1 Cor 13:12

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

or


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Will I Choose

Life Under the Sun

Or Will I Choose

Life Under the Son

Eccl 9:3

All men die

1 John 5:11

And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.

or


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Will I Choose

Life Under the Sun

Or Will I Choose

Life Under the Son

Eccl 9:11

Speed and strength are important

1 Cor 1:27

But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

or


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Will I Choose

Life Under the Sun

Or Will I Choose

Life Under the Son

Eccl 12:2

Life will cease

1 John 5:13

These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

or


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