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Posted 9/27/17 at 6:31 AM | selwyn perry
Where she left her kiss
She has a dream before she leaves this world
To fly to unseen lands,
To wander in the wild woods
And splash her feet in seashore sands;
To let her hair blow in the wind
And sleep beneath the stars;
Climb mountains, rocks and heights’
Be free of ties and many
That make her fretful
Ties like cleaning windows and floors.
Oh to be free of knives and forks, table tops and ironing
Dusters, stands and sore cracked hands’
She has a dream before she leaves this world
That she can remember in heavens bliss
Where she left her kiss.
Posted 6/11/17 at 1:32 PM | selwyn perry
THE MIND'S DISORDER
The mind's disorder tales place without our awareness of how or why delusions, hallucinations, obsessions, depressions and anxieties occur. But these aberrations do not take place randomly. They occur because the laws of mind are broken, just like a broken leg, needs to be recognised, treated and healed. Practical psychiatry makes this possible because the object of all law is order, attraction and motion. In physics orbiting planets are ruled by the force of gravity in their preset order and movements. Similarly, instincts, follow laws that are preset by God to preserve and reproduce human life. The law of reason is the higher rational law that understands, directs and controls the instincts to follow the laws of conscience, coexistence, family, government and society. These are psychological and social laws that are full of affection and emotion and are subverted only by will power and choice, wrong thinking or sinful desires. Nothing exists apart from God's will and laws, the law of love being the sole object and purpose of his Mind.
Posted 6/8/17 at 11:41 AM | selwyn perry
Like all God's creation the laws of reason and sense are logical and visible. Hence the science of physics and geometry, psychology and mathematics, which could not possibly exist in a random universe. The mind also is not a random, thoughtless self awareness but a creative, powerful intellect that exists like God exists, able to know right from wrong, real from unreal, truth from fiction and love from hate. These are powers of mind that can cross space and time, know the presence of other minds and know God. It makes sense to have faith in God to achieve health and happiness, peace and coexistence, soundness of mind and self understanding. Faith however, is not believing a philosophy or creed but living by faith in God's love, guidance and reality. Faith, in fact, is like learning to ride a bicycle. The only way to learn is to ride it; like swimming, the only way to swim is to swim. Faith is always courageous and takes hold of God's promises to live by faith in his goodness and love. For it is living by faith that changes everything in mind and body. The gift of God's Spirit is life changing, life abundant and life giving. The teaching of Jesus Christ, God's Son, is the faith in God is eternal life which dramatically changes the way we think about death and the future.
Posted 5/15/17 at 5:50 AM | selwyn perry
THAT ONE BLANK PAGE
He turned over the pages of his life,
One by one;
He read them over and over,
As if to remind himself
That he was that person;
Ready to turn over a new leaf
Ready to start over,
Ready to make good.
There was just one page without
Any writing on it;
A blank one;
He pondered it again and again,
Puzzled that it was empty;
How could one page in his life
Be mssing and empty?
Impossible, yet there it was,
On that one page there was no
Writing, no record, nothing,
That one page troubled him,
Had the writing been removed?
Had he errased it from his memory?
Or had someone else erassed it?
What happened on that day that
Was a blank?
Not to have any writing was momentous,
Something that no words could express?
So it had to be momentous and unthinkable!
Yes that was it. Unthinkable, unnerving,
He became obsessed with that one page.
Was that the page he had let his life go?
Was that page the key to his lost self?
His lost self?
Just one page empty?
Was every page other than this one, empty?
It was raining outside, dismal fine rain
But he went out to look for that one page. FULL POST
Posted 3/15/17 at 3:10 AM | selwyn perry
Gabriel's thesis, 'The beginning of everything' goes beyond Darwin to the beginning of time itself. The young scientist demonstrates how time is the mathematical blueprint of God's creation culminating in the earth's zero climax. Gabriel's friend, Rachel, is a highly intelligent Jewish girl who suffers from autism. Nevertheless, her thesis, 'The psychology of insanity', astounds psychologists and psychiatrists by her ability to diagnose, explain and cure mental disorders through her study and knowledge of the mind, the laws of physics and the nervous system.
This story is not a fantasy but a prophetic space odyssey that comes as a shock to the world, and a new age in which Gabriel and Rachel have major roles.
I must explain that this story is fiction except where I have told the truth, and as the truth is what a thing is, it cannot be mistaken for lies.
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Posted 3/5/17 at 12:23 AM | selwyn perry
I was once shown three pictures of the trinity by an Anglican priest. Each picture was a landscape which when put side by side was each part of one landscape. The artist was saying that God is like one landscape which if divided by three is still one. The wonder of art is that it can grasp a truth without words. Language cannot always say what a thing is whereas a picture can make it as clear as crystal. Poetry, like a picture can do the same, where prose becomes cumbersome and misleading.
But is there a literal explanation of the trinity, or must we believe that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are one God beyond words? As you may know there is no mention of the trinity in the Scriptures but there are verses that refer to Jesus as the Word that, at the beginning, was with God and was God.1 Another text appears in Hebrews saying, 'Thy throne O God is for ever and ever, and the sceptre of justice and the sceptre of his kingdom. Thou hast loved right and hated wrong; therefore O God, thy God, has set thee above thy fellows.'2
And most certainly St. Paul's letters speak of the Lord Jesus as the image of God3 and in him the complete being of God, by God's own choice came to dwell.4 So there is every reason to think that although the Scriptures do not mention the trinity, Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandre, in the 4th century, thought it was implied, and the trinity was confirmed by the Council of Nicea in 325 AD. The Nicene Creed upheld the belief that Jesus is 'God of God, light of Light, true God of true God, begotten not made, of one being with the Father....' Which became the bedrock of Christian theology.
Of course, if Jesus is the Son of God, conceived by the Holy Ghost, then he is most truly God's only Son. What better words are there than the Nicene Creed to describe his divine origin. A simple human analogy will verify this: 'a son born of his father must be man of man, true man of true man, begotten not made, of one being with his father...' The son is both a man in his own right, and a man of mankind, or man according to man's family nature.
This makes complete sense but there is one striking difference. This difference is in the attributes of the father and his son. The son is not like the father in every respect. His gifts, abilities and powers may be very different and his authority more so.
Similarly, Jesus is everything that the Nicene Creed says, yet with one striking difference . The difference is in the Father's authority over the Son, in the Father's omniscience and knowledge of times and things to come. This means that although Jesus is God of God by nature he is not God of God in knowledge and attributes. As Jesus said, 'The Father is greater than I,5 and the Father is the only true God.6
If then we wish to speak of God as the greatest of all beings, then God the Father almighty is God alone, and that corresponds with what the Apostles Creed says: 'I believe in God the Father almighty.'
But if we wish to speak of Jesus as God, as the landscape's oneness of God portrays, then Jesus is God by nature and offspring, not by attributes. Jesus is God's being, begotten of the Father, and is truly the Son of God.
Posted 2/25/17 at 9:49 PM | selwyn perry
The Transition from old earth to New Earth
Ezekiel discerned their thoughts. The transition from old earth to New Earth would be like living in the past but not in old earth's past because old earth's past was nothing like New Earth's beginning. And old earth's progress through the centuries was more like old age, not evolution. Man's ages and eras were destructive and mechanical like weapons of war, mass production, machinery and mass media. All these so called leaps in man's progress were, in fact, his downfall and the disintegration of the earth itself.
As their airship crossed the north Atlantic sea and approached the west coast of Africa, Ezekiel pointed out the fertile coast line and the delta of rivers that poured into the sea.
'Everything is new and the rivers are clean and fertile with fish and plants. The balance of nature is what makes New Earth so different from old earth,' he said out loud.
'I have been trying to imagine what changes I will have to make to live in such a beautifully balanced world,' said Fiona.
'The changes will be gradual. As you feel your feet you will forget all about old earth's glamour, money and what money can buy. You will be able to wear good clothes, eat good food and build better houses than were ever built on old earth,' said Ezekiel. FULL POST
Posted 12/17/16 at 10:59 PM | selwyn perry
TO BE TRUE IS REAL
Whether we are aware of it or not, everything is either true and real or out of true and false. This is because things are what they are, or what they are not. This becomes clear when we discover that the world is not flat, the sun does rise and set, and the earth does not stand still. What was once clear is no longer so because for thousands of years philosophers and scientists believed what they saw with their eyes. The earth looked flat, the sun appeared to move from east to west and then disappear, and the earth did not seem to move. All common mistakes from thinking with our eyes.
What was true about these things was not visible. And the truth had first to be imagined before it could be believed and proved. To think with our eyes is to see things only as they appear to us and not as they are in themselves. How do we know then that a thing is 'out of true' and unreal'.
THE BLIND SPOT
The blind spot in what our ancestors saw was the earth. They did not see the earth moving or turning so they imagined the earth to be stationary. The earth they believed was the centre of the universe around which our sun and planets orbited. The knowledge that night and day was due to the earth revolving on its own axis in relation to the sun, was not observable to the ancient scientists.
The planets in the night sky were seen just as we see them today but whilst they were believed to orbit the earth like the sun, the astronomers knew that their appearance in the sky should have been different if the sun orbited the earth. Since their appearance was due to the sun's rays their position and appearance in space should have been different. FULL POST
Posted 12/17/16 at 7:16 AM | selwyn perry
GABRIEL AND RACHEL ON GOD
'I think God is beyond science so how can he be known. That is the problem, Rachel.'
'That does seem to me to be a problem for science but not for God.'
'Because God can make himself known. He is the only one who knows how everything began. Our first parents must have known God, too. They were God's creation. Would God have created them without telling them that they were his creation and that he loved them. Would a mother not hold her child and love it, talk to it and teach it how to speak? If a mother does that surely God does also.'
From Gabriel and the beginning of everything. To be published.
Posted 12/7/16 at 8:13 AM | selwyn perry
A letter to America from Australia
The Victorian State Government is preparing legislation to legalise euthanasia in 2017. This is not a new attempt to alter the law by giving dying people the right to die peacefully. The fear of pain and suffering, of being unable to die without misery and sorrow is a cry from the heart. And the Northern Territory too has long been in favour of a change in the law to legalise death by mercy killing. Where people live in remote areas of Australia palliative services to comfort and help dying people through their last days are sometimes out of reach. So the desire to legislate mercy killing is, for them, a legitimate concern.
But there is more feeling than thought in this legislation. For over 5000 years mercy killing has not been allowed because life is sacred and because western civilisations inherited laws that were made to protect life from being disposed of for any reason. The chief reason is that human beings are sinful and are capable of taking life for utilitarian reasons, for self interest, money and ambition, for inheritances and power. A recent comment on TV by Dick Smith, a well known business man who opposes this legislation said, 'The goal posts can easily be moved,' meaning that the reasons for terminating life, once approved, may be made without number, as in abortion, once only performed if the mother's life was in danger, can now be obtained almost on demand because many women claim that they have a right to do with their bodies what they like.
I can visualise a time, if this law is passed, when, to save money, people will be encouraged to die to save the government money and hospital beds. This type of legislation is naive and thoughtless, turning a blind eye to man's sinful and often ignorant nature, in favour of blind humanism. It is surprising to me how society forgets Hitler and the gas chambers, Nuremberg, the bombing of Nagasaki, and the crucifixion of Christ.
Let us not let feelings turn our backs on reality and let courage and bravery rule our dying days.