Saturday, April 16, 2016

Perception

Seeing is believing or Perceiving is believing, that is the question!

Psychology let us understand that perception plays a role in everyday life. The problem is the noise around us that influences our perception. 



Understanding your brain and how perceives the world is important. Then cross referencing to the Bible, one can start understanding the meaning behind every word

The following video was aired by the show "Brain Games" It shows how our senses are lying to us constantly. This would show that we are not to rely in our senses because we are blinded by them.





How is it possible that these imperfections exist? Science refer to this state as the Second Law of Thermodynamics. It basically states that everything goes from order to chaos. A cup made out of glass drops from the table and breaks in pieces. It went from being a whole glass cup (order) to thousand of little glass pieces (chaos). The process is irreversible. This means the pieces of glass cannot spontaneously repair itself and be a whole glass cup again. For more information on the Second Law of Thermodynamics click here.
The Second Law of Thermodynamics is referred in the Bible as the state of fallen into sin.

The graph representing the Second Law of Thermodynamics looks like this



                                                                              Time

As time goes by, decay or entropy is exerted on an item. A human is born and as time passes, the human starts to decay. The point of death (in this case 0) is irreversible. Same goes for the glass cup, any relationship, the heart, anything!

This is the reason why the alcoholic or drug addict does not see the danger of the vice. This is the reason why divorce exist. The perception of every marriage has to change in order to survive.

Romans 6
23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord 

These passages from the Bible shows how Jesus Christ knew about the blindness due to our incapacity to see the truth.

Matthew 23
23 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices—mint, dill and cumin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law—justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former. 24 You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel.
25 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. 26 Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean.
Now, this affects every relationship you have.

Dr Greg Boyd and Human Development Specialist Sue Krautkramer speak about the perception of human relationships and the perception effect.






The solution to the decay in our lives is Jesus Christ. 
John 14
6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Jesus came to defeat death (Entropy or The Second Law of Thermodynamics). The only thing He wants from anyone is to believe in Him. God is willing to save you but you have to be willing to reach out to Him for help. He loves you and wants the best for you. You just have to ask in total surrender to Him.
Footnotes
1) Biblegateway. https://www.biblegateway.com/

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