Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs ~ Rest in Peace?

As I read about the creative life of Steve Jobs, I can’t help but wonder how he missed that there is a Creator. For over thirty years Steve and his associates brain-stormed, had huge vision and made grand goals, many of which came to life and have affected the entire world as well as much of the space that can be seen.

How did such a brilliant mind lead the way in bringing the needed intelligence from basically nothing to the overwhelming and incomprehensible pocket brains that many of us hold in our hands?

The Apple creator missed the Creator of the apple. Instead, he chose to follow Buddha. Buddha’s teachings reject a Creator and contend that questions on the origin of the universe are “worthless.” They embrace that Nirvana (alleviating stress) is the highest attainable goal, that yoga lends itself to spiritual insight and tranquility, and that karma is the influence behind cause and effect. They cling to the belief that this life carries on into multiple lives or the “consciousness in the new person is neither identical nor entirely different from that in the deceased, but they form a causal continuum or stream.”

I believe in one true God (God the Father, God the Spirit and God the Son). I believe that good (Christ’s death, burial and resurrection) have won the battle over sin. I believe that we are free because He lives again. I believe that those who trust in God’s gift of salvation are freed from sin. I believe in a kingdom without end. I believe to be absent from the body is to be with Christ!

Peter 3:18-21 “For, as I have often told you before and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. 19 Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. 20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.”