Can you understand God?

The Bible is sufficient to save you from your sin and show you the right way to live however God clearly knows more than what is written in his Word. Human beings are not capable of complete comprehension of God using the Bible even if they insist it is possible. I have seen people in the past assert that certain teachings are true based on the Bible but their assertions appear flimsy when reviewed against other Bible verses.

God’s word acts similar to a powerful medication that is highly addictive with positive side effects. Anyone can replace their negative addictions with truth from the Bible that Jesus forgives you your sins and sets you free. Medications sometimes need to be taken in the right manner or they may make you sick. The Bible can easily be misused by well meaning people. You need to study the Bible yourself and compare it to what you are being told.

Only Jesus is perfect and capable of replacing your real problems with peace. Christians are not perfect and will not ever be perfect during this lifetime. Any one that tells you that you can achieve perfection on earth is wrong.

There is much that we don’t know about God but most of what we do know is simple enough to understand and very practical. The Bible works in real life for many people in spite of its vocal critics. A practical life altering method for changing a person for the better is rare. A person who’s sins are forgiven understands that difference but may not understand everything in the Bible.

I certainly don’t understand every word in the Bible but I know a working system when I see one. The Bible works but the Bible itself indicates that all of God’s knowledge has not been given to humanity. A person can only grasp limited aspects of God at any one time. Complete understanding of God is simply not possible even with the Bible.

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. ”
Isaiah 55:9 NIV


Glenn’s Genetics and Cyberknife

Cyberknife is the brand name of the radiation system that is being used to give me SBRT radiation treatment at St Lukes in Milwaukee. There is a 2 cm tumor in my right lung that is being burned out with intense pinpoint focused radiation consisting of three treatments. The radiation surgeon originally scheduled 5 treatments but everything worked well so I will only need 3 treatments at a higher concentration.

I was mildly incorrect about some of the terminology on past posts because I was given incorrect information by some of the people explaining the procedure . They were simply confused on the exact name of equipment and treatments. The actual radiation surgeon seems to know his stuff once I understood enough to ask him accurate questions. SBRT is a relatively new procedure that has been refined for about 10 years.

I am also having genetic testing due to the high incidence of cancer in my family tree. My cousin apparently has a similar cancer right now but she does not live nearby. There is a possibility that some treatment based on genetics may be available. I am not solely relying on acupuncture for treatment.

I believe God is capable of healing me with or without human intervention. Everyone dies in time. My grandmother had two types of cancer for about 30 years before she died of old age at 94. I would like to beat her record but that may not be God’s will. Either way is acceptable to me although I would get a sense of satisfaction getting my life insurance premiums back at age 99 per the life insurance policy I have.

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

Psalms 23:4 KJV

Is true Christianity a religion ?

There seems to be a recent fad of Christians saying that Christianity is not a religion but a relationship with Christ. Is that a Biblically accurate statement?

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

James 1:27 NIV

I suppose semantics and cultural convenience may justify making statements that seem to impugn the word religion. Few people living in western culture want to adopt a new religion because most religion is a waste and they know it. It is easier to talk about a relationship with Jesus and that is the most important thing for any person to have. Still, the word religion seems to be getting an unfair stigma because the Bible clearly says that God accepts some type of religion. There appears to be some positive and negative connotations to the word religion in the Bible.

I am not that good at following religious rules. I mean I am really bad at it so it’s a good thing the Bible doesn’t have many difficult religious rules to follow.

Glenn’s PET scan update

I had a PET scan to look and see if I had more cancer sites anywhere else. The relatively good news is that the cancer is limited to the original site in the colon and one nodule of the lung. That’s bad but it could be worse. I could have had cancer in several sites right now but the PET scan shows I don’t. The bad news is the cancer likes to spread and will probably colonize new frontiers eventually.

The initial plan of attack is to use laser radiation surgery to burn out the cancer site in the lung nodule. Genetic testing will be used to see if there are any recently developed methods that may be effective in treating my specific type of cancer. A different type of chemo may be used in the near future because my cancer appears resistant to the last chemo I received. The radiation surgery will be done in Milwaukee. Other types of treatments may follow if the cancer gets rambunctious. The oncologist mentioned that he has patients with similar conditions that have lived 10 years with modern treatments and that longer periods of time may be possible with treatment.

God is with me in any condition and this gives me strength. I do not rely on technology but I rely on God. I understand technology and I know just how pathetic it is. God’s word will not fail me or pass away. Technology is only temporary.

Just hope I don’t outlive my one son who is foolish enough to use cigarettes like a chimney belching smoke. May even still get a therapy dog if initial indications are that my lifespan will be sufficient to take care of it and enjoy it. Corgi’s are the best and I may be able to talk Judy into getting one if I play my cards right. Probably get a new Amazon Fire tablet since my old one finally broke down due to rough use. May still have enough time to read some e-books that I have on my TO DO list. My TO DO list is a large computer list that I am constantly updating. Even if I live for 99 years I couldn’t possibly finish all the projects I want to do on that list.