The sad truth is most Christians can't even defend their faith because they themselves are ignorant of God's word.

Don't let anyone capture you with empty philosophies and high-sounding nonsense that come from human thinking and from the spiritual powers of this world, rather than from Christ. -- Colossians 2:8
"My people are being destroyed for lack of knowledge..." Hosea 4:6


Thursday, September 29, 2011


We knew Dan Brown wanted to make a living by writing novels and perhaps want a little space on popularity wagon but please not to the extent of making outright lies and making a fool of his readers.
  Mr. Brown is making some bogus claims on his novel and brag that they are factual.I am just wondering where he is getting all his historical research? Did he ever step inside a library? 
   We knew he had some architectural blunder and even geographically lost in making the plot of his two novel (Angels & Demon and Da Vinci Code). Even if I had not been to Rome, I could easily check the map and that this guy is inventing a location. He even had big errors on names and locations of places. Well if you want to read more about some of the obvious error he had written in his book read my blog  DA VINCI CODE IS A BOOK FULL OF LIES 
    There is just something in the book that irritate me so much. His claim that some Gnostic gospel actually prove that Jesus is married, and another claims he wrote is that the Catholic Church decided what are the content of the Holy Bible thru the Council of Nicea.
   Before, we debunk the "in a relationship status" of Jesus let me first clarify the issue of Council of Nicea. I'm making it short on this real fact: The Council of Nicea was formed not to discuss the Divinity of Jesus but the growing misunderstanding between two Catholic factions. It has nothing to do with what book to include on the Standard Bible the people are enjoying for more than 300 years. In reality, less than a 100 years after Jesus died...the Apostle had already organized almost similar Bible we had now with the four inspired Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. (More info you can Google The Council of Nicea; just in case you doubt my claims) 
   Now let's jump into the terrible crime of Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons; against Christian faith. The claim that Jesus is married to Magdalene. 
   Now, granting the main passage Brown uses as support was truly inspired by the Holy Spirit even though it was taken from a Gnostic gospel, it still does not directly imply anything about Jesus and Mary of Magdala. Brown was specifically pointing from the Gospel of Philip. Imagine the cinematic effect while Robert Langdon (played by Tom Hanks) listen to this revelation...a secret kept by the Knights Templar like King Arthur that Mary of Magdala is the Holy Grail herself or the vessel that carry Jesus bloodline.
   First, unlike the four gospels, history points out that this supposedly gospel written by Philip was compose during the 2nd half of the 3rd century. More or less 300 years after Jesus ministry. In no way, this could be associated with apostle Philip and that is physically impossible. That alone make us suspicious when Brown or Langdon claims it was written by one of Jesus disciples. 
   Let us examine the passage he is referring to from the archive. 
   Gospel of Philip 63:32 and 64:10...
   The key part of the text is broken at 63:33-36 and reads (Ellipses represent the broken locations in the manuscript and may signify missing words or phrases),    “And the companion of the…Mary Magdalene…her more than…the disciples…kiss her…on her…”.   The passage that Brown uses as his premise has many missing elements. 

Brown adds his own words to this manuscript to support point. Brown uses this manuscript and his imagination to say that Jesus was married to and had sex with Mary Magdalene. No serious scholar or serious historian who understands the complexities of Bible and extra-biblical exegesis would call this skillful academic interpretation. --

Historical Record of Jesus Marriage
   Would it be a paradoxical mistake from Gospel writers and even non-Christian Historian like Josephus and Tacitus (Two famous historian of Jewish and Roman Ancient History) not to mention the wife of Jesus in compiling records of his life?  
   Now during Jesus trials and death, there was not even a hint that Mary Magdalene had any special role except that she was among the first who saw Christ resurrected.. Obviously, as a wife she could have been mention as such who is grieving like Mary the mother of Jesus. At the cross, it would be irresponsible and uncaring for Jesus to his wife not to even speak a word to her but instead said to John, "Son, behold thy mother...." 
   I think this verse could have made more impact if Jesus said, "My wife, behold thy mother." Plainly, Jesus did not even speak to her, in spite the fact that she was there on the cross witnessing his death.
   Dan Brown, is making an assumption from myth and legends turning them into truth. These fable were baseless and had been form to deteriorate Christianity. You can read "Stolen Identity of Jesus" for further reading, on who's responsible in the Black-propaganda against Jesus Christ. 
   If Jesus had wife again, it would have been used by Paul also as defense regarding his right to have a wife... 
1 Corinthians 9:5
5 Don’t we have the right to take a believing wife along with us, as do the other apostles and the Lord’s brothers and Cephas...
   "If Jesus had a wife, why shouldn't I?" This would have hit his detractor right in their faces instead of using Peter and James (The brother of Jesus) as his example. But obviously Paul can't use that argument because Jesus is celibate. 
   Additional on this apologetic is very plain, when you are writing a biography of a person would you miss an important person in his relationship status? His family were all recorded, mother, father, half-brothers and half-sisters were all mentioned but NO WIFE. (Read also The Virgin Mary Tale)

   If Jesus lives during our time, would his Facebook status wrote: it's complicated? Not at all, that would be the work of an identity theft. I think Dan Brown should be charge guilty of that offense. 

What is Gnostic?

The term "gnostic" derives from "gnosis," which means "knowledge" in Greek. The Gnostics believed that they were privy to a secret knowledge about the divine, hence the name. The Gnostic gospels, then, concern themselves with the way to achieve divine knowledge, which is through completely human means. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

What had become to our children?

My children would often told me story as if they are real, giving me names of character as if they just live next door. Then, I get frustrated to know later that they are video game characters. Well, at this point, I have to ask them ; Can you introduce them to me again? 
   Last night GMA News flash a report about a 3 years old girl raped by a 12 years old boy. Just the other day, 13 yrs. old shoot his 17 yrs. old friend inside a mall.  There is a propose bill at The House of Representatives to re-write the "Youth Offenders" Act. .Click this link for Child & Welfare Code of the Philippines. 
   This proposal was triggered by the recent offenses particularly by young boys and girls against  motorist on major streets in Metro Manila either committing direct robbery or just for thrills. These young boys and girls are protected by the constitutions that states they should not be incarcerated. The most we could do to them is turn them to Department of Social Welfare either for reprimand or counseling and then later release to repeat the same offense again. There are some who believe syndicates are taking these opportunities to use these children to commit crime. Like what I saw again on the News where two little girls about 5-7 yrs old became partners with an adult for shoplifting as recorded in CCTV Camera. When they were caught the owner simply releases them because she said to Police “she’s just a child”.
   I found a particular blog that Promote protection of Youth Offenders, but the last post shed a different is part of the blog:

Compassion in Juvenile Sentencing
(I Have to go, but make yourself at home)

When I started this blog, I thought I had found a cause I needed to get behind. I came to learn that the issue is far more complicated than I’d ever imagined. I continue to believe there is something fundamentally wrong about trying and convicting juveniles as adults and incarcerating them in adult prison for life without the possibility of parole, but my reasons have changed. (Emphasis added)
I learned that most of these juvenile offenders committed unspeakable crimes. I learned that in cases where offenders could be said to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, someone was brutally murdered.
I learned that the loved ones of the victims of these crimes;  mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, children, friends and neighbors endure a lifetime of grief and pain. Marriages fall apart. Mental illness and substance abuse often ensue.
The loved ones of the juvenile offenders suffer similar fates, although often alone, shunned by relatives, friends and members of their communities.
I searched on line and read books on everything I could find detailing the crimes of the 46 offenders in my home state of Colorado who will die in prison, trying to understand how they could have done the things they did. I found no answers. Some of them made impulsive, stupid decisions and ended up being party to deadly crimes. And some of them are dangerous sociopaths who are incapable of feeling compassion for other people or remorse for what they’ve done.
Click the Website above to read more 

     Maybe, most of us have similar reactions. sentiments, and even confusion whether this law is still applicable or serving its causes. This trend is very alarming and I’m trying to figure out why?
   First, I look inside the Family. Most of these children grew up in an atmosphere where either one or both parents are too busy “earning a living” or either they get their much needed attention from friends, or thru the cyber world. Some even had parents working overseas and they left their children to other adults who are either too busy themselves or too old to catch up what’s happening in them.  
   I’m going to take the Biblical perspective on these issues. Perhaps, what our law-makers overlooked is the very basic principle that the Bible states, and we need not go further…we simple have to browse The 10 Commandments.
   Love the Lord thy God…How many today’s family go to church together? Do you introduce God to your children?
Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength-- Deut. 6:5

   I had a friend who had been in and out of jail, from various offenses and he told me once; “You know what, I blame my parents for not introducing religion to me. Maybe, if I had formed the habit of praying to God, things would be a lot different.”

   Now, listen to what Jesus said when the elders tried to stop children from going near Jesus...

But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.-- Luke 18:16

   Perhaps, this little children were noisy, playing around while Jesus was discussing an interesting topic like salvation...but of course children are like that. 
  Educational Institution should take some actions too. Most school has altogether abandon inclusion of “Religion” in their curriculum. We used to have Freedom of Religion, now we opted Freedom from Religion. Before, we are free to worship what ever gods we like; now we are given the opportunity not to worship any god at all. I wonder if it's progress or decay???

Some shall depart to the faith taking heed to seducing spirits…
Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons. -- 1 Timothy 
   Thou shall not make unto thee graven images…well if you carefully follow what happen after if you disobey this command, the curse will pass from generation to generation…this mean if you practice idolatry, and the consequences are your children will suffer the curses. Well, it’s hard to say these but if you have “gay” or “lesbian” child, it’s a result of these offense. Don’t hit it on me; this is what the Bible declares on Roman chapter One. I’m not condemning the third sex or the forth whatsoever…I believe there are some transgender who still function as a good citizen. But let us consider what is in Romans 1:21-26

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
 24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
 26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
    Now that's the due penalty for "worshiping idols"....
   The thing is, when you worship “idols” fashioned by human hands (in fact, the Bible was so strict on the matter, that even making one is already a sin) you get these results. You can read the whole chapter and see what other bad effect worshipping gods made from stone, metal, or wood.
   By the way, the shooting incident between a 13 and 17 yrs old from initial investigation of Police was seen on the angle “crime of passion” and the two victims are both male. Obviously, either one of the two is from the other sex. (Again, let me stress, these curses can be lifted if we turn back to God)
   Obey your parents…You can never go wrong when you obey your parents. 
   But what kind of parent do we obey? Or are as parents are we spending quality time to our children? This command obviously point out that as mother and father, we should guide our children…the stress on this command isn’t on the children only but also to the parents. There is a mutual responsibility existing on this admonition.
   Therefore, since our child should be guided accordingly I will focus on the parents activities instead, what the Bible said on how to discipline our children…
   The Lord gave us the authority to spank our children. The idea seems to be outdated now, since our law makers are pushing “No spanking” during discipline. I think the psychological study blame the rebellious character of children as result of strict discipline. What clinical study and law-makers must realized is the relationship of “pain” and “sin”. 
   The Bible on the other hand have different view on this matter, especially those written by King Solomon (The wisest man that ever lived according to the Scripture)
 He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. (Proverbs 13:24) 
Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. (Proverbs 19:18) 
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. (Proverbs 22:15) 
Withhold not correction from the child: for if thou beatest him with the rod, he shall not die. (Proverbs 23:13) 
15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. 17 Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. (Proverbs 29:15, 17)
   I want to make special focus on the 3rd verse. It seems Solomon is pointing out that by "Nature" children are bound to make mistake if not guided properly. This is contrary to other clinical study that claims, children are born good and that environment are factor if he or she became bad.
   Now, asked your grandparents what happened to them when they are naughty? Now compare the heinous crime of our generation to the past. There are fewer and lesser crimes, people are more discipline, respectful, and most important pray to God on daily basis. You don’t read a child molesting another child do you during their time?
   Just a reminder, God wants discipline NOT HAZING.
   The rest of the commandments are there for guidance. If we adult do them like “Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife…” expect the same result from our children.
A Prophesy coming true
   The future is here, where Biblical prophesy coming true…Children becoming disobedient to their parents…you are witnessing terrible crime one after the other…but don’t loose hope…the Bible also declares.
  ‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; -- Acts 2:17 (See also Joel 2:28)
Challenges for Parents
    As a parent myself, I know the reality how hard it is to be a role model and train my own children. You wish and envisioned your children to be good citizens in the future...but there are some realities we have to face. Like we can't be with them all the time. Now how do we fare to these modern challenges our children experience everyday? 
   Here are some suggestions that I have gathered that might help...
  Participate in sports with them or if you can't, just watch them play. By being there for support is enough for them  to realized that you love them  and that you have your approval on this positive activities.
   Regular communication is important just like in any relationship. This reminds me of a noodle commercial that I commend  where it encourage family dinner and spending time together. At least we can reserved 1 or 2 dinner per week with our children. Better if we can do it daily. 
   That's the disadvantage of children who had parents's harder for them to extract vital information that might gave them clue if their children are going to commit suicide. Well, I think we should remind the adults we had left with our children, as their guardian to be responsible and if possible who are good parent themselves. Maybe we should re-classify our priorities. It's not impossible anymore to have regular communication, we had the internet and cellphones to keep up with our growing children. 
   "Look at me dad!"
   Look at me, I'm going to shoot all my classmates...then kill myself. Then finally I have your attention
   Here's one of the last Facebook status of a teen-age boy who had committed suicide the other day: Let us laugh! I am sad...
   Get to know your children more. Ask them what music they like and dislike. It's a bit nosy but at least you should check your children's status on Facebook...who they are talking to and exchanging message with.
   Most of the Child offenders being interviewed seems to have problem on "attention". They believe if they commit these crimes they will get the much attention they needed. 
   Learn the Technology of our Youth. Well maybe we can ask them what are the latest YouTube viral videos, what are the tricks on playing "SF" or what level they are on CityVille. This way we get their attention. It is easier to make them talk, when they know you are at the level of their thinking (or at least, trying to understand even if we are lost to their use of language). 
   Which reminds me when; My child would often told me story as if they are real, giving me names of character as if they just live next door. Then, I get frustrated to know later that they are video game characters. Well, at this point, I have to ask them: Can you introduce them to me again? 
   More importantly, introduce God to them. Maybe, we should both study the word of God together. Like Shamcey Supsup said during the Ms. Universe pageant; "He should love my God too." Well, do your children worship the same God you know? Or they are worshiping "idols" like Rock Star or Animated Character?  
   Enroll your children to Bible School or encourage them to join Youth Ministries. This is better if you don't have time spending "Bible Study" with them.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Why Science won above Religion? And How to Read the Bible

Can we understand the Bible?
   When The Bible said that Heaven and Earth was made in 6 days and on the 7th day GOD rested; that is what it means. But some people claims base on scientific “fact” that the actual creation time may have been actually Thousands or Million of years. A single day, as they computed was actually much longer since God is using a different time table base on fossils record of the gradual evolution of living things. 
   Is that so? Then, if we take that concept it will contradict passages from Genesis and the whole Bible itself. We read in Genesis that on the sixth day God made man, which is Adam. That as we know Adam lived for about 900 years only, how can that be? Adam must have lived then for Millions of years if we took that stance because after the 7th day that God rested, we can find him still living and enjoying in the Garden of Eden. That is only 2 days from the 6th to the 7th day, and then how about his life with Eve after the fall? And did God rested on the 7th day or Sabbath for thousands or millions of years.
   The above scenario is interpreting the Bible on known traditions and base on human knowledge. Carbon dating of fossils is human inventions and even Scientist admits this are just calculations and not accurate. Therefore, Science is Confusing us on time frame when they claim dinosaurs was already gone into extinction before man came. But that was not the case in the Bible. The Bible mentions giants, monsters, and big sea creatures especially the one that swallow Jonah for 3 days and 3 nights. So man co-existed with Dinosaurs contrary to scientific findings.
Latest Scientific discovery as technology advances are now re-affirming what the Scriptures had written centuries ago.
   Now, scientists are discovering that there were no gradual evolutions of simple life form into complex creatures but actually a sudden appearance of life with no known predecessor.  Especially during the Cambrian era; when they discover thousands of simple bacteria in different sizes and shapes appearing almost spontaneous and instant. The fault is “People chose to listen, to what they want to hear.” Our tendency as a sinful man is to resist the “Truth” because it is making us uncomfortable. We re-model the truth according to our beliefs and traditions.
   Why people had doubts about Bible claims is that because they applied theoretical knowledge in answering things they could not understand. In Science when they said theory it is still not proven. Now, making guess or extracting message from the Bible base on unproven doctrines can be confusing isn't it? 
   Therefore, it is just right to believe in a Book that is tested by time to be factual and true. 
   Why we must understand the validity of Genesis claim? Because; once Bible readers consider Genesis as just symbolical representation; or what some claims as allegorical, everything that follows will be senseless. The Bible is so specific when the intention was symbolic and not literal. 
   Why it is not symbolical or an allegory? First, the intent and context of Genesis was to give a chronological order of Earth’s history. Would a historian use language that the future readers will not comprehend? History must be plainly written. Only prophesy had that quality of using symbolism, the intent was for believers to understand but non-believers to be unaware. God purpose on prophesy is to bring Faith and not punishment. The purpose is to make non-believers to believe the believers when they explain what will happen next. Do you think God enjoy killing people when He declares “I will drown mankind by flood”?   
   Anyway, Genesis above anything else is history except some part where it is indicated. The Book of Acts is historical so you won’t find too much symbolism there. Revelation is prophetic so it uses a lot of symbols. One must understand the intention of the book why it is written. Remember the Bible is a collection of books from different authors of different time period.
The Mistake of St. Augustine
  If St. Augustine (regarded as the greatest thinker of the Roman Catholic Church) had only thoroughly read The Book of Job, Ezekiel and Isaiah's book he would not have made a faulty model of the solar systems and the earth spherical shape. But instead of believing the Bible, Augustine chose the Greek Philosophers explanation of the Universe. The result of this mistake began the disagreement of Church and Science…from that day on-wards the Church refuse anything Science offered.  
   Poor Galileo was accused of being a heretic when he said the Earth revolves around the sun, not the other way around. R.C.C. had mistakenly ex-communicated Galileo for his findings. Now his discoveries are known scientific fact. Instead of validating his findings from the world of God they argue on the basis of pagan and Gentile knowledge.
   What’s the effect of this misunderstanding? Science triumph in the end and Religion loses its credibility. Now mankind, put their faith in Science…since Science is more credible, mankind rejects anything that can not be proven by Science.
   Can an ordinary person understand and interpret the Bible?
   The answer is Yes and No. Yes we can understand, if we take it as it is and No if you make your own interpretation. The Bible explains itself. Meaning each teaching has a supporting passage within The Scripture. All we need to have is patience in looking for complementing passages. That is why in Joshua 1:8 we are advice to meditate on the word of God.
   The Bible is complete, inerrant, and can stand to defend itself. That is why on its last book, the Book of Revelation we are told; not to add or minus anything from it. The standard sets of Bible we now enjoy is basically the same with what the early Christians used; with the 4 Gospels already decided to be included among the thousands in circulations during that time of the early Church. I don’t know what were the reasons of the Apostle, why they did not include the Gospel of Timothy, Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Gospel of Judas, et al…but what is certain the collection of Books we now had is complete. (Maybe if God would reveal this to me, I might have a separate topic on this area)
   Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6
   That is the reason why I intend not to tackle issues that was not revealed to me through the word of God. I would not comment on issues that were not within my reach or something that was not confirmed by the word of God. I don’t claim “extra revelation” which was characteristic anyway of a false prophet.  Just like the Beetles who claim in their songs “When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me…speaking word of wisdom let it be!”
   How was that supposed to happen? What word of wisdom that she spoke? Mary did not even write a Gospel. I don’t even recall from the nth times that I’ve read the Bible, that she was given special adoration after Jesus died and resurrected. What we know, Jesus being a good son, still remembers to provide for his earthly mother, and for gratitude while on the cross commanded “John, behold thy mother.” And “Woman, behold thy son.” Jesus understood the pain Mary experiencing of loosing a son. At the same time Jesus called her as “woman” because He is already returning to His real nature as God after this impending death. He is thanking Mary for being the “vessel” or passage to Earth as man, to fulfill prophesies.  
   It was so surprising for even Church leaders to admonish us not to read the Bible for ourselves. Why was that? They say it would make one confused. What! The word of God makes us confused? That seems to be more confusing. From cover to cover of the Bible we are encourage to read the Bible, get to know God through the works and teachings of Jesus, now they are telling us not to read for ourselves.
   St. Paul speaks about the faith of the Bereans who after hearing his message would go home and check the Old Testament if what he is preaching were true. Obviously, the early believers do not have the New Testament yet because the covenant is still on the process at that time.
   Total trust in God will aid us in understanding His message. Probably, just a little common sense will do. Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance…that is if you already surrender your life to Jesus and become born-again. You can not expect HELP from the Holy Spirit if you have not repented and asked forgiveness from God. Being “born-again” is a prerequisite to experience the Kingdom of God.
   In reply Jesus declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again."-- John 3:3
   Come to Jesus as a child; ignore all your previous knowledge. God does not look into social status. Peter was just a fisherman, Paul was a tent maker by trade, Matthew was a tax collector, Moses was not a good speaker, and me Fher Ymas is not even a Theologian or Pastor. I did not even attend any seminar on Bible teaching. I am just a simple church-goer who most of the time fail to attend services or fellowship. I am just following the basic principle of the Bible who said…”Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”
   Isn’t it plain and simple, no magic tricks, no more ceremony, no need to attend seminary? All we need to do is seek!!! We are complicating and making life difficult by trying to maneuver the words of God according to our preferences. All we have to do is have faith.
   Who helps me speak and blog about faith and God?
   JOHN 14:25, 26:  "All this I have spoken while still with you.  But the Comforter, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you."
   In fact, I am just simply re-stating God’s word. These teachings are not mine.

The Failure of Science and turning to New Age Thinking
   Recently, we are awakening about the weakness of Science. The solution they claim to make life easier is now killing our planet. A global new thinking is rising and even more dangerous than its predecessor. We are trying to return to our primal beginnings…More and more people are turning into alternative medicine, eastern-religions, magic and potions. People are now returning to its spiritual nature but denying Bible teachings. People are now embracing the idea of Soulmate, channeling, feng-shui, and even the population of Atheist and Agnostics are rising. Some Christians even have the nerve to mix their faith with other religions and beliefs. God clearly warned us in avoiding this marriage or inter-mingling of Religion. 
   Read Deuteronomy 23 and see what God commanded against mixing faith in Him with other beliefs.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

What The Bible say about Soul Mate?

Before we tackle issues regarding soul mate, let us first read this passage regarding marriage....we will find this on Matthew 22:23-30
23 That same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. 24 “Teacher,” they said, “Moses told us that if a man dies without having children, his brother must marry the widow and have children for him. 25 Now there were seven brothers among us. The first one married and died, and since he had no children, he left his wife to his brother. 26 The same thing happened to the second and third brother, right on down to the seventh. 27 Finally, the woman died. 28 Now then, at the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her?”
29 Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.

    First, when we talk about soul mate it is just appropriate to get resources from an authority that know our souls, someone who created that soul.We get our idea of soul from God and where can we find the word of God? The Holy Bible. 
   At the above given scenario, the people seems to be asking "who is the soul mate of the woman?" Since, she had been married to 7 men. So to whom she will be together eternally in heaven? Does it mean she had seven soul mates?  
   Now if we are taking into consideration what was Jesus reply, we can clearly see that, there is no such thing us soul mate destined for mankind. When I say soul mate here, this is the general notion that a man had a pre-destined woman for him or vice versa.  According to earthly beliefs that there is only ONE person created for us to be betrothed.

   The idea of soul mate also violate one basic principle. Our freedom of choice or free will. God make us human not robot. We had the option to like what we will like. Also, to dislike what we don't like.
   Not only that the world view on soul mate is not Biblical it is also dangerous. Why? How many times I have heard people getting divorce because she or he reasoned out, that they finally found their soul mates. 
   Another, this idea became an excuse to say "Me and my spouse can not agree and will have a lifetime of bad karma." The two will either separate in the end or live a life full of regrets. Instead of working out a harmonious relationship.
   But don't loose hope, there seems to be a Biblical support on soul mate. But it is not on terms we know. 
   After finding the one we love, and the courtship phase, there comes marriage...and what does Jesus said on this? Let us read Mark 10:7-8
‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one.

   There is the Lord's will but never a pre-assigned and pre-arrange partner. In this way we can pray for God to choose a better person for us among the people we meet. This does not leave all the matter to God and blame him later on if we chose the wrong person because we "think" he is our soul mate. 
   Jumping into conclusion for soul mates which are often just infatuations is not reasonable at all. Just because we have so much in common it doesn't mean we will have a marriage made in heaven. Statistic shows that love usually fade after the honeymoon period. There are varied reason's and I know you are familiar with them.
   There is a guideline from the Bible what kind of spouse is ideal. I hope I have cleared this issue. 

Henry's Big Mouth

I just couldn't help but share this guy's video. He is an inspiration.

I also suggest that you visit his blogs.

We are either leaving our mark on the world
or the world is leaving its mark on us.