Audio: “Getting Back on Track”

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment This sermon was delivered by Rev. Lincoln Skinner, Interim Senior Minister, Oneonta Congregational Church, on April 7, 2014. A native of New York State, Lincoln was raised in a musical family and began his personal relationship with Jesus Christ at the age of 6. He was active in local churches and youth groups throughout his youth. During his college years he studied Fine Arts at SUNY at Buffalo, led worship in young adult and youth programs, and toured in Christian rock bands throughout the East Coast and Mid-Western states. Lincoln came to Los Angeles to work as a youth pastor in 2004. It was here that he met his wife, Jennifer, and completed his education at Fuller Theological Seminary. Lincoln was initially hired at Oneonta Church in 2008 as the Director of Family Ministries & Contemporary Worship. Since that time, he created and developed “ONE Worship”, our weekly contemporary worship service, helped launch a growing “small groups” program, created a new media ministry, managed staff, was promoted to Associate Minister and performed ministerial functions in the church. Summer 2012, Lincoln was ordained and promoted to “Interim Senior Minister”. Lincoln and Jennifer have one daughter.Oneonta Congregational Church, 1515 Garfield Ave., South Pasadena, (626) 799-6161 or visit EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Herbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Obvious Sign A Guy Likes You Is When He Does ThisHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Sermons and Lessons Audio: “Getting Back on Track” Delivered by REV. LINCOLN SKINNER, ONEONTA CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH Published on Friday, May 2, 2014 | 4:02 pm Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Worshipful Company aids armed forces veterans

first_imgMembers of the Worshipful Company of Bakers have worked with a charity that supports those who have served in the armed forces.James Freeman, brother of current Master of the Worshipful Company Chris Freeman, and David Hall of The London Baking Co, spent a day last month at the Veterans Aid residential home in east London.There, they taught five service personnel about making pizza, mince pies and bread.Veterans Aid provides practical support to ex-servicemen and women who have served in HM armed forces and are homeless, facing homelessness or in crisis.last_img

What to look for when presented with a power of attorney

first_img 17SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » From time to time, a credit union is presented with a power of attorney for one of its members. Powers of attorney are simple in concept—they allow a principal (the member) to appoint an agent to transact business on his or her behalf. In practice, however, questions often arise when accepting powers of attorney. Here are some things a credit union should check when presented with a power of attorney:1. Is the power of attorney subject to the Uniform Power of Attorney Act? To make state laws more consistent with one another, many states have adopted the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. UPOA provides default provisions (such as defining an agent’s duties; see Article 1) that apply to all powers of attorney in the absence of specific language in the document to the contrary. Currently, 22 states have adopted UPOA. While the specific state UPOA statutes are intended to provide consistency, there may be some variations between states. Therefore, it is still important to review the law adopted by the particular state for the power of attorney you are reviewing. References to UPOA provisions below relate to standard provisions, but again, specific states may deviate.2. Confirm that the power of attorney is signed. All written powers of attorney must be signed by the principal. Not all states require powers of attorney to be notarized. Those states that have adopted UPOA, however, provide additional protections to credit unions if a power of attorney is notarized. Specifically, a credit union is allowed to rely on a notarized power of attorney as valid and proof that the agent is not exceeding or improperly exercising the agent’s authority unless the credit union has actual knowledge to the contrary.last_img read more

Hillary Clinton’s Aim Has Always Been True On Gun Control

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The vicious presidential primary season has led to an even harsher and uglier race for the White House. The natives have gotten restless and have turned on each other—Bernie supporter against Hillary supporter against Trump supporter. National elections in this country are always malicious. They are always personal. It’s easy to forget how very nasty the 2008 primary season was when then-U.S. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) was running against then-U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and supporters of each candidate vowed to never support the other. Spoiler alert: They did. Hillary became part of President Obama’s cabinet as Secretary of State, and primary season was promptly forgotten, as the nation’s ADD was distracted by another news cycle’s feeding frenzy.This is why I couldn’t get personally invested in this year’s presidential primary. As a Democrat, I support the party and the platform. Both U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Hillary spoke to different issues that appealed to me. I back Bernie’s stance on income inequality. I stand behind Hillary’s role as a voice for women across the globe. Bernie’s populism represents the little guy who needs a voice. But Hillary refuses to speak out against Common Core, the failing nationalized public education system. Bernie lacks foreign policy expertise. Hillary voted for the Iraq war.Nah, forget about it. I figured it was best I step back, let the chips fall where they may, and vote for whomever earns the Democratic nomination. It’s not worth fighting with my friends and neighbors over it. Besides, we have Trump supporters to condemn.And then on Sunday, more than 100 people were shot, and 49 killed, in Orlando, Fla. And my priorities came into focus.I am a one-issue voter. My issue is guns. My candidate is Hillary.After 20 first graders were killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. four years ago, the attempt to keep firearms—particularly assault weapons—out of the hands of violent citizens became an issue that spoke to the core of who I am: a mother. Twenty mothers’ laps were empty that night, lacking the weight of a 6-year-old that I am intimately familiar with. It hurt. And it matters.As Hillary stands to accept the nomination as the first woman ever to become the presidential candidate of a major political party in the United States, it occurs to me that in this context, Hillary is not just the best candidate despite being a woman, but because she is.As a U.S. senator representing New York, Hillary co-sponsored the reauthorization of the assault weapons ban. She has been a consistent and unwavering supporter of gun violence prevention.According to Donna Dees-Thomases, founder of the Million Mom March, which held its first pro-gun control rally on Mother’s Day in 2000, Hillary was a “major force behind the original Brady Bill,” which mandated federal background checks on those who purchased firearms in the United States and imposed a five-day waiting period on gun purchases.Dees-Thomases is an unabashed Hillary backer today. Having spent time with Hillary during the lead up to the march, which ultimately drew 750,000 supporters in Washington, D.C., she had a close-up view of Hillary’s stance.“She marched with the hundreds of thousands of mothers for the Million Mom March,” she said in an email. “We met with her when she was a U.S. senator. She listened and voted against giving immunity to the gun industry.”Dees-Thomases believes that being a woman gives Hillary an advantage over the other candidates.“Hillary is fearless, and has the fortitude to push through the reasonable regulations to keep dangerous weapons out of dangerous hands,” Dees-Thomases said. “And like most women, she is a multi-tasker. I am certain she can focus on improving the Brady background check and an assault weapons ban. At the same time.”In response to the Orlando shooting, Hillary gave a speech in Cleveland on Monday that was heartfelt and direct. She presented clear ideas not only for how to address the scourge that gun violence has wrought on this country, but also how to “defeat ISIS and the other radical jihadist groups in the region and beyond.”She didn’t mince words. She didn’t hedge. She stood up.“The Orlando terrorist may be dead, but the virus that poisoned his mind remains very much alive,” Clinton said. “And we must attack it with clear eyes, steady hands, unwavering determination and pride in our country and our values.” Her plan to defeat ISIS and other extremist groups included gaining ground against them in Syria and Iraq, and using coalition forces to prevent them from establishing more strongholds in Afghanistan, Libya and Europe, where terrorist attacks have become more prevalent, as the tragedies in Paris and Brussels have shown.Yet, it will take more than that, she said.“I believe weapons of war have no place on our streets,” Hillary said. “And we may have our disagreements about gun safety regulations, but we should all be able to agree on a few essential things. If the FBI is watching you for a suspected terrorist link, you shouldn’t be able to just go buy a gun with no questions asked.”“And you shouldn’t be able to exploit loopholes and evade criminal background checks by buying online or at a gun show,” she continued. “And, yes, if you’re too dangerous to get on a plane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun in America.” Common sense gun reform shouldn’t be the near-impossible achievement of a Congress that has a conscience. It should not be a third-rail topic of a presidential candidate. And it should never be an off-hand dismissive comment made by someone running for our highest office, such as when Donald Trump quipped in January that “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, okay, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, okay?”Ladd Everitt, a Merrick native and director of communications at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a national organization based in Washington, shared his personal views on Hillary’s candidacy recently with the Press, especially her stance toward the National Rifle Association.“One really encouraging sign for people who care about gun violence prevention is how Hillary Clinton has made this issue such a priority in her presidential campaign,” he said. “Her heart is in this fight, but it’s also clear that calling for tougher gun laws is good politics in a rapidly changing America. Her calls to build a national movement to take down the NRA are exactly what we need in this moment. Bold, fearless, determined.”Across the country, gun violence prevention advocates are pinning their hopes on Hillary.“As a mother and a grandmother she has our backs,” said Dees-Thomases. “And when she takes on the gun lobby, we will have hers.”She’ll have this mother’s vote.Featured Photo: Hillary Clinton surrounded by family members of victim’s of gun violence during an event in Port Washington. Photo credit: Michael Davidson for Hillary for America/Flickrlast_img read more

Four 2020 candidates speak to Iowa State Education Association

first_imgWEST DES MOINES — One of the largest labor unions in Iowa hosted four of the Democratic presidential candidates Saturday.Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar was first to speak Saturday at the Iowa State Education Association event.“To have strong public schools, you must have a strong ISEA,” Klobuchar said, to cheers. “And that is exactly what you are.”Republicans changed Iowa’s collective bargaining law in 2017. Public employee unions like the ISEA now must hold “re-certification” votes on whether a union can keep representing public workers before every round of contract talks.“ISEA has done a great job on fighting back, but you shouldn’t have to be in that position,” former Vice President Joe Biden said, to chers. “You should have leaders at every level who will fight for you…Look at my record and I promise you I will.”Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg also mentioned unions during his remarks.“We’ve got to make sure we’re supporting the unions that stand up…for teachers, but also for parents and for children,” Buttigieg said.Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has said as president she’d seek passage of a federal law that guarantees public workers can organize and collectively bargain in every state, but she did not bring up the issue during her 15-minutes of speaking time. Warren, like her three competitors, drew cheers from the teachers by saying Betsy DeVos, President Trump’s Education Secretary, would not work in her administration.“My secretary of education will be someone who has taught in public school,” Warren said, to cheers.The forum was livestreamed on four union-related Facebook, giving teachers in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada a chance to watch the candidates. Nearly 34,000 teachers are members of the Iowa State Education Association and about 300 ISEA members attended Saturday’s event in West Des Moines.last_img read more

Budding Rumson Star Comes to the Basie

first_img“Alexandra does a fantastic job,” she said. “She’s a very talented young lady. She was so excited and eager to perform and she really nailed it.” By Mary Ann Bourbeau One of the leads in the national tour is Jill-Christine Wiley, who takes on the role of Maria von Trapp. The fourth grader at Rumson Country Day School auditioned for several shows this year and was excited to learn she was cast in “The Sound of Music,” which makes a stop at the Count Basie Center for the Arts for four performances Feb. 23 and 24. Her parents, Colin and Sarah, join her on occasion but with three other children – two of whom are also actors – their life is quite busy. Colin, 13, is the oldest and prefers sports over theater. Catherine, 11, was featured in the National Broadway tour of “A Christmas Story Musical.” Aubin, 8, performed with her sisters in a New York City Kids of the Arts production of “High School Musical.” Set in 1938, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” is the story of a young woman in Austria who is sent to the home of a retired naval officer and widower to be governess to his seven children. The Academy Award-winning score includes many memorable songs, such as “My Favorite Things,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss,” “Climb Ev’r y Mountain” and, of course, the title song. “It’s such a connecting piece of musical theater,” she said. “I was screaming,” she said. “I was so happy!” Showtimes are 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24. Tickets are $45 to $79 and can be purchased at Alexandra is currently on a nationwide tour that includes more than 30 stops. A tutor and a nanny go along with her, but sometimes she gets a little homesick. Alexandra’s other credits include the off-Broadway productions of “Dance Divas” and “Legally Blonde” as well as a ballet production of “The Nutcracker.” She is a member of the NYC Tap Crew and the Project Dance competition team and hopes to continue on this career path. Wiley has nothing but praise for Alexandra, especially after seeing her pull off two different roles in one day. “I just want to do what I’m doing now and be an actor, and maybe be on the Disney Channel,” she said. “I’m really excited that the tour is coming to Red Bank. I hope everyone in school wants to come see it.”center_img “Jill is really fun to work with,” said Alexandra. “She’s nice and sweet and very good at the role. And she’s sort of a mother to all of us.” “It’s really fun when we all perform together,” said Alexandra. “I first watched ‘The Sound of Music’ in kindergarten,” she said. “When I saw the role of Maria, I was totally starstruck. My mother said I was sitting on the edge of my seat the whole time. I knew right then I wanted to be on stage singing, acting and dancing.” After two years studying musical theater at Pace University, Wiley was offered a role in the national tour of “Beauty and the Beast.” She is excited to now be following in the footsteps of Mary Martin and Julie Andrews, bringing “The Sound of Music” to a whole new generation. RED BANK – Alexandra Bradley is a swing performer in the national tour of “The Sound of Music.” As a swing, she performs two different roles in the ensemble, filling in whenever another actor is out. The 9-year-old Rumson resident plays Gretl and Marta von Trapp, which means she is responsible for learning the dialogue, songs, staging and choreography for both roles. “It can be challenging sometimes,” said Alexandra. “But the time I played two roles in one day, I was more excited than nervous.” A swing is one of the most difficult jobs in the theater. An actor never knows when he or she will go on, sometimes up until the show begins. Alexandra had the unique opportunity recently of performing both roles in the same day – Marta in the matinee performance and Gretl in the evening. “I miss my family, my bed and my stuffed animals,” she said. Alexandra Bradley of Rumson performs two different roles in the ensemble of “The Sound of Music” national tour. Alexandra is equally pleased to be working with Wiley, who plays the governess to all the von Trapp children. Arts and entertainment reporter Mary Ann Bourbeau can be reached at [email protected] read more

Valley West Hawks explode past Kootenay Ice

first_imgThe  Nelson Daily SportsQuick-starting Valley West Hawks used some early offence to take a pair of B.C. Major Midget Hockey League games from the Kootenay Ice during weekend action in the Fraser Valley.The fifth-place Hawks scored three times in each of the two games to stop the Ice 5-3 Saturday at the South Surrey Arena and 6-2 Sunday in Langley at the George Preston Rec Centre.Kevan Kilistoff, Kyle Burroughs and Trevor Cox scored first period goals to stake the Hawks to an early 3-0 lead.Nelson’s Joren Johnson gave Kootenay some brief life with a goal midway through the second frame. But Kilistoff and Ram Brar scored before the period ended to put the game away.Castlegar’s Jesse Knowler had the other goal for Kootenay.Saturday, Kootenay, winless in 12 games, opened the scoring when Carsen Willans of Nelson potted a marker 26 seconds into the game.However, the lead was short lived as Valley West tied the game 24 seconds later before adding two more goals to conclude the period with a 3-1 lead.Knowler and Luke Bertolucci of Trail scored in the second period as Kootenay cut the margin to 4-3. But the Hawks’ Neil James scored the only marker of the third period to give the home side the win.Kootenay, 2-13-3, returns home this weekend for a pair of games against the third-place Greater Vancouver Canadians.Game time Saturday at the NDCC Arena is 5:45 p.m. Sunday the teams drop the puck at 10:30 [email protected]last_img read more

Nitros rain on Leafs parade, edge Green and White 2-1

first_imgThe score remained the same until Brock Palmer scored an unassisted marker in the third to give the visitors a 2-0 lead.Leaf defenceman Michael LeNoury cut the margin in half with a goal three minutes later.But that would be all the offence the Leafs would muster as Nelson suffered its first loss of the season.Nelson outshot the Nitros 34-23 in the contest, including a 12-3 margin in the third.Kimberley defeated Columbia Valley 6-1 Friday to open the season 2-0.Nelson continues its home stand Friday when the Leafs host Fernie Ghostriders at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Saturday, the Columbia Valley Rockies pay a visit to the Heritage City before Nelson sets out on a four-game road trip with stops in Spokane, Creston and Grand Forks.In other Murdoch action, Castlegar bounced back from a season-opening loss to rock Columbia Valley 8-2 while Beaver Valley is now 1-1 after the Dylan Heppler scored twice and added four assists to lead the Hawks past Fernie 6-0.Grand Forks leads the Murdoch Division after scoring its second OT victory of the season, 5-4 over Spokane Braves. Two games into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season and the Nelson Leafs continue to search for an offence that can compete with the elite teams.The Leafs scored only one goal for the second time this season in dropping a 2-1 decision to the visiting Kimberley Dynamiters Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.Nelson opened the season Friday handing the Beaver Valley Nitehawks a 1-0 loss.Saturday, Nelson started much better than Friday, opening the contest sending flurry of shots at Nitros goalie Broc Merkl.However, it was Kimberley opening the scoring Cam Russell beat Quinn Yeager with the game’s first goal midway through the first period.last_img read more

BCB to host Naeem Nasir Memorial One-Day 5/5 Tournament

first_img– $200K in prizes at stakeThe Area ‘H’ Ground at Rose Hall Town in East Berbice will be a hive of activity when the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), with support from the Rose Hall Town Youth & Sports Club (RHTYSC), hosts the 5th annual Naeem Nasir Memorial Tournament.This tournament will be played on a knockout basis, and will involve eight teams located in the Lower Corentyne area.The teams selected to participate in this tournament are Rose Hall Town Bakewell, Fyrish Cricket Club, Courtland Cricket Club, Jai Hind Cricket Club, Belvedere United Cricket Club, Albion Community Centre, and Whim National Cricket Club.Tournament winner receives $100,000; while runners-up will receive $50,000, third place winner $30,000 and fourth placed $20,000.The tournament is being held in memory of the founder of Bakewell, Naeem Nasir, who died on October 9, 2012. Nasir had been a strong supporter of cricket in Berbice, and in particular the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club (RHTY&SC).Bakewell has been sponsoring the Club’s Under-17 and Second Division Cricket Teams since 2000, and has played a major role in shaping the careers of players such as Royston Crandon, Assad Fudadin, Shemaine Campbelle, Shawn Pereira, Clinton Pestano, Eon Hooper, Kevlon Anderson, Erva Giddings and Junior Sinclair, among dozens of others.The first match bowls off on October 9th at 09:30 hours, while Bakewell General Manager Rajin Ganga is expected to be present to do the presentation after the game.last_img read more

Neural Darwinism: The Evolution of Truth

first_imgCan evolutionary theory build a bottom-up explanation of higher cognitive functions?  David Papineau (King’s College) doubts it.  In his review of The Physiology of Truth: Neuroscience and Human Knowledge by Jean-Pierre Changeux (transl. Malcolm DeBevoise, Belknap Press: 2004), published in the June 3 issue of Nature,1 he gives the author high marks, but concedes that this neurophysiologist with outstanding credentials falls into the usual trap:Can neurophysiology cast any light on the human condition?  Books that set themselves this ambition, and there are plenty, are invariably disappointing.  The problem is not that we lack information at the neuronal level – a great deal is known about cell receptors, neurotransmitters, re-entrant connections and so on.  Rather, the difficulty lies in relating this microscopic knowledge to higher human faculties such as thought, emotion and consciousness.    To get round this, popular-science books by the likes of Francis Crick, Joseph LeDoux or Antonio Damasio typically have the following trajectory.  We start with a few chapters on the neuronal nitty-gritty.  But then the gears surreptitiously change, and we switch to speculation about the mind’s higher powers.  However, any serious theorizing at this level tends to be ‘boxological’, rather than physiological — we are given flowcharts connecting posited brain modules, but there is no bottom-up, cell-level account of how these modules might work.    Perhaps this is unsurprising, given the kind of evidence that is currently available about the large-scale operations of the mind.  In recent years, functional-imaging data have been added to findings from studies of brain lesions.  But even these new data are at too gross a scale: it is like trying to figure out how a computer works by noting when different bits get hot and what goes wrong when certain parts are broken.  With luck, this might give us some idea of where certain operations are located, but it is not going to tell us about the mechanisms that make them possible.So is the mind Freud’s black box?  Cognitive psychologists seem to be in the same boat as the evolutionists Michael Behe described in Darwin’s Black Box.  They can watch the inputs and outputs, but have no idea how to get from one to the other; they end up with vague, handwaving, “boxological” explanations.  That does not prevent Changeux from proposing a “neural darwinism,” a tentative mechanism based on “selective favouring of some spontaneously formed synaptic connections over others during development.”  Papineau is unconvinced this makes any progress. Changeux has plenty to say about neural darwinism, and touches on functionalism [the belief no molecular mechanisms can explain higher cognitive functions] in passing, but he doesn’t quite spell out the connection between them.  Still, his book presents a more satisfying picture of the brain than most of its competitors in this crowded market.  On standard accounts, it can simply seem frustrating that we never get any bottom-up explanations of higher cognitive functions.  If the structure of the brain is laid down by a definite genetic plan, then why can’t we find out about the underlying mechanisms? Changeux’s book fails to identify any such mechanisms too, but at least he gives us some insight into why the search for them may be doomed to permanent frustration.David Papineau, “Mind the gap,” Nature Nature 429, 505 – 506 (03 June 2004); doi:10.1038/429505a.If truth evolves, it isn’t the truth.  As usual, Darwinists want to explain everything, even the intangibles, in terms of unguided materialistic processes.  But in the area of the mind, have they even begun?  Papineau says no, despite the crowded market of contenders; they all reveal it to be an exercise in “permanent frustration.”  The result is simplistic just-so stories, as unsatisfying as “presto, Changeux.”    We know the mind influences the body, and the body influences the mind, but neither can be reduced to the other.  Consider what a conundrum it must be to a materialist to realize that though our individual brains are composed of quadrillions of neurons, which all join together in unique ways during development – making each of us one-of-a-kind in the universe – we still can hold conversations and understand quite a bit about each other.  Scientists can peer review each other’s papers and judge the merits of their arguments.  That indicates that the capacities for relationships and logical thinking were designed into us from the beginning.  It also points to an intangible nature expressed through, but not reducible to, our bodies.  We also have a sense of self, a conscience, and a hunger for ultimate meaning.  None of these can be reduced to molecules.    The Bible teaches that we are more than matter in motion.  To a dichotomist, we have a body and soul.  To a trichotomist, we have a body, soul and spirit.  Either way, we are not just a body.  According to the Bible, the spirit of Jesus Christ existed eternally from the beginning (John 1).  He inhabited a physical body for a time, but His spirit remained alive while his body was dead (I Peter 3:18-22), and then returned into His body during His resurrection.  This means our soul and/or spirit can endure apart from the atoms and molecules of our bodies.  Even if the whole world melted in a nuclear holocaust, our natures would live on (II Peter 3:8-13).  What a profound thought: we’re going to live somewhere forever.  It makes good sense, therefore, to learn how to live.  We will all be doing it, one place or the other, for a long time.Suggested reading: Ecclesiastes 12, I John 5.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more