The Scientist, The Christian And The New-Ager Essay, Research Paper
New Age-er (N) Openingstage: (everyone sits down, reading a book according to their way of living) S: Imagine that I would die now. How dark everything would be. C: What do you mean? S: Just lying there, becoming one with the soil. Giving birth to a new plant. Just walking straight into the darkness having fulfilled all my purposes with life. C: Well, first you’ll meet the Lord so that you are aware of your death, and while you’ll be in the soil I’ll be in Paradise. But there is still time to turn around and find salvation. N: Do you really think it will go that fast? Do you think you have learnt all about life during only one visit? C: Of course, you can’t learn all about life. The only one who does that is God himself. S: Tough luck, because there is NO GOD! N: Some kind of God. C: There is the one and true God and without Him, what would be the meaning with life? S: So, what is the meaning of life, in your opinion?N: Seven stages.C: Seven stages? N: Explanation. S: What do you think? C: Once upon a time there was a Paradise. In this Paradise, two people lived, Adam and Eve. They could do anything in here, but to eat the forbidden fruit. One day, Satan, disguised as a snake, tricked Eve into taking a bite of this fruit. Ever since, man has lived in sin apart from God, and mankind’s goal is to reach back to this Paradise, and the only way to do that is through Jesus Christ. S: That is bullshit. There was no paradise. The universe was created in the Big Bang. In the beginning, all energy, all mass and all light in the whole universe was concentrated in one spot. And then there was a great explosion when all energy, mass and light expanded and still today everything is traveling away from this spot. C: The earth wasn’t created in a big bang. God created earth and life in seven days or time periods. The word is the same on Hebraic.God created earth and heaven, light, the horizon, and the stars on the sky. He created all the plants, and animals. And finally he created man and woman in his image to rule over his creation. N: Intention -> Life on other planets. S: So YOU support my theory that there is life on other planets. N: Life on other planets. C: According to the Bible, God created us in his picture in correlation with the creation of the earth. There is nothing in the Bible that point on life on other planets. On the other hand there is nothing that points in the other direction either. However, in Deuterium 4:19 it says that you shouldn’t praise the stars or what’s in them, and that’s exactly what New Age does. N: I bet -> old man. C: God doesn’t say how old mankind is. Some people who have studied this issue have counted with all the genealogical tables that exist in the Bible and then reached the conclusion that mankind is between 6000-10000 years old. However, this is just an interpretation and has no real ground in the Bible. S: 6000? Then how do you explain the Iceman that was found in the Alps. He is actually more than 6000 years old. C: I didn’t say that the Bible said the man is 6000 years old. I said that some interpretations said so. These are just interpretations and should not be taken as truth.Scientist finds a five-crown on the floor. S: Oh, what a coincidence. N: No life is predetermined. C: So if a small child gets raped do you believe it is its own decision? N: Yes… C: I don’t believe that’s true. S: What do you think is true? C: Well, first I’d like to make a distinction. In the Old Testament, certain people’s lives were pre-determined in the sense that they were bound to do some special things for the Lord, they were chosen. Such as Moses, leading the people out of the desert, Joshua entering Kaanans land, all the prophets like Isaiah and Jeremiah just to mention some examples.The life lead by Jesus was totally pre-determined and told of in many prophecies in the Old Testament. Prophecies that were all fulfilled.In the New Testament, which we live in today, God has a plan for each and every person walking this earth, Christians as Non-Christians. Does that mean that everyone live after that plan? Of course not. God has not only given us a plan or mission, but also a free will. God doesn’t want to intrude but wants us to seek Him so that He can reveal his plan for us. Then it’s up to each person to follow it. This free will is very easily influenced by sin. If I take Eve, eating the forbidden fruit in the Paradise, as an example. That wasn’t an act which was according to God’s will but an act of free will. S: Of course everyone free will … Can you prove “God’s plan”? C: (To N) Come here and sit on this chair.CHAIR DIALOGUESee this man he sat down on this chair without consulting anyone. Why? Because he trusted the one who drawed the chair, the one who made the chair, the one who transported the chair and the one who placed the chair in this classroom. We all live on this earth by trusting eachother. We can’t go round checking everything up, and in the same way we have to trust what the Bible says, and in it, it says that God has a plan for every one of us.S: That argument is as ridiculous as your belief in good and evil. Hhhaaa…YOU HAVE NO EVIDENCE. N: Yes but lack of evidence isn’t real evidence.S: Good and evil are only means created by society and ancient beliefs made to control people.N: feeling of good and evil. S: So you mean that Hitler wasn’t evil himself? C: No man is born evil but as children of God and therefore they are good. But man’s free will is very easily influenced by evil, as with the example of Eve. However, the person herself is not evil, only her sins are. God has the power to rule out the free will and take over our life wether we want it or not, but as an act of love he wants us to choose Him on our own.N: I would rather say… S: Man is what you call evil, because ego he is born egoistic. You see; many years ago, when man was more animal than man, like the apes, we had to fight and be egoistic to survive, and that is still our withborn instinct today, but today, we are more intellectual developed so that we can, if we want to, be kind to other people. C: So you don’t think that man should live with any morals at all? S: Morals is created by those who rule society, so that they can gain more control.N: not moral – but developing, not nice if not meant. C: Man is supposed to live according to God’s plan and Word. However, no one does that perfectly and there has only been one sinfree man walking this earth, Jesus Christ.We should treat eachother with love and humbleness and love our neighbor as ourselves. Just as he did. Matt 7:12 S: Jesus, and what happened to that guy. He lived as a nice person and gave his love to everyone. And then what? He is nailed to a tree. C: Yes, but after three days he returned from death to forgive all our sins and bear them on his shoulders. Rom 6:23 N: Right guys – all day. S: I still believe that when I die, everything will be black. C: Turn out the light S: But I don’t know. N: Yeah… that’s one way to put it, but it’s not right.