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Convincing people to follow God

August 7, 2014

If a person has no interest in studying the Bible, and no interest (or fear) about obeying what’s in the Bible, and no sensitivity to hear and follow God within them, and no inclination to talk about God and His ways with others, or no actions to spread God in the world (“Faith without works is dead” James 2:26) … what does that say about the person? It says that they have no relationship with God or any interest in developing one.

Therefore it is the job of us who do have an interest and relationship with God to convince others that this is a good thing to do … nay, the best possible thing to do in this life.

Then it becomes a matter of “discipline” (i.e. being a “disciple”). That is, have you ever forced yourself to do something that you weren’t inclined to do, but then having done it, were really happy that you did because it transformed your experience for the better?

For me in my life, the main transforming things that I’ve done (and continue to do) are to force myself to go to church and study the Bible and develop the skill of listening to God within and join Bible groups and do ministry work. No matter if I have any lethargy regarding those things, once I get the ball rolling, I’m VERY happy that I did. Exhaustion and distraction tend to keep us from exercising those disciplines. And that’s especially true in this busy world, and where electronics have become the modern day Tower of Babel. But here’s what God wants us to do:

Acts 26:15-17, “ ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,’ the Lord replied. ‘Now get up and stand on your feet. I have appeared to you to appoint you as a servant and as a witness of what you have seen and will see of me. I will rescue you from your own people. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’

But to be motivated to become a servant of Jesus and a witness to others, a person first has to truly discover God and His greatness. That is what would make them enthusiastic about fulfilling that verse.

Towards that end, I’ve written some books to help that. Primarily The PROOF that God Exists and the Bible is True, Why Are We Here?, and How To Directly Experience God. They can be seen at www.LighthouseBooksAndMusic.com.

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EVERYONE’s Ultimate Predicament

October 13, 2009

A big problem is that many people are so caught up in their lives and feelings that they don’t recognize their ultimate predicament.

Or maybe they don’t want to look at it because they aren’t sure what the truth about it is.

People usually don’t reflect on the fact that they are here by the grace of God, and are allowed to stay here also by His grace … while He continues every second to beat our heart and breath our lungs (in addition to all of the other automatic body functions that we aren’t directly involved in).

But most people’s attention isn’t usually on Him. It’s on the distractions of the world. They give little or no importance or attention to God, not recognizing that they are a part of HIS creation and plan, whether they want to be or not.

But because their attention is not on God and is on other things, the day of their death might prove to be disastrous. Luke 21:34 “Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy” (i.e. spiritually asleep, dulled) “from indulgence and drunkenness and the cares of daily life, and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.”

Therefore, a big part of my work is about PROVING what THE Truth is … so that people can know how to have assurance and understanding about what the truth about reality is and what their predicament is (which is: they are in a human body temporarily and their eternal fate and quality of experience now is determined by how they’ve chosen to respond to God and their life now).

My work is also to PROVE what God’s plan is, so that people can UNDERSTAND their ultimate predicament and then know how to give a good response, which is: submit their free will to being not an autonomous individual, but being a part of God’s plan. And that “good response” includes helping to promote His plan and ways.

Those proofs and understanding can be found at www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com and www.Why-Are-We-Here.org

Revelations 3: 14//17 “The source of God’s creation, says this: “I know your works; I know that you are neither cold nor hot. So, because you are lukewarm, I will spit you out of my mouth. For you say, ‘I have no need of anything,’ and yet do not realize that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.”

Romans 12:11 Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.”

The question to ask yourself is: are you so caught up in a pursuit of pleasure or in the mundane things of life that you are not seeing the bigger picture or responding to it? People die every second without having ever properly connected with God (on His terms) and then have to suffer the consequences for taking that approach. This is why Jesus said that the gate to Heaven is narrow and few will find it, but instead many will travel through the gate to destruction.

So regarding how you choose to respond, Clint Eastwood’s statement might apply: “Do you feel lucky?”

(Sorry that this email had such a dire warning, but people need to hear that message too, because it is reality. I mean, if the Bible isn’t true in ALL that it says, how can we have assurance that it’s true in anything that it says … including Heaven, prayer, etc.? That’s why I’ve written books to prove that it’s all true.)

My Basic Message

June 2, 2009

All of my work boils down to this one message (from an objective, secular perspective):

All of the problems in the world are because people don’t act in harmony with the designs in nature. I mean, if you don’t operate something the way that it was designed to be operated, then of course you aren’t going to get smooth and optimum functioning.

Nearly all of my other work is to just prove that, and the fact that our Creator/Designer gave us a book that explains everything and what we need to do to be truly successful in this life. (That proof can be found in my book THE PROOF that God exists and the Bible is true, which can be seen at www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com. The meaning of life explained in detail and God’s history with us can be found in another of my books, Why Are We Here?, which can be seen at www.Why-Are-We-Here.org.)

God did not goof. In fact, He made a marvelously wonderful creation … both on the physical level and on the spiritual/experiential level. It is people who have goofed. Bad things had to be injected into the world after “the fall” so that people would be prompted to not take God for granted, and to fulfill our reason for being here: to become eligible for Heaven. But people still are pretty stubborn and distracted and most still don’t seem to get that message … even in spite of hardship.

I think back on my life and see some incredible blessings that I had … extremely loving girlfriends and a wife … a safe, loving, functional society. It was me who messed those things up because I didn’t realize what I had and took them for granted, and because I didn’t understand life and how it was supposed to be operated. So I followed my “flesh” and the ways of the people around me.

There is a thread in human behavior that on first glance appears to be bad. And that is: humans are not easily satisfied and seem to always want more. The grass is greener is an all too common theme. People are more inclined to want to be served than to serve. But the reason that I’m saying that that isn’t ultimately bad is because that is the drive that leads us to God and the fulfillment of the purpose of our temporary lives on Earth. And once we really find and unite with God, the search is over, our life’s main purpose is fulfilled. Then it just becomes a matter of purification and service to God until we die. That becomes our main purpose. And whatever blessings come our way in the meantime … fine. But being united with God in the higher purposes I described is blessing enough as a basis for life. Whatever dysfunctions we might still have a tendency to initiate must be corrected, and whatever dysfunctions we encounter from others and the world must try to be avoided or must just be endured until this life is over.

THE PROOF that God exists and the Bible is true

May 17, 2009

Hi!

I just wanted to let you know about a 42 year, inSpired labor of love that has culminated in what I believe will be the best philosophy and evangelism book out. It’s called THE PROOF that God exists and the Bible is true. If you know anyone who has any questions that are keeping them from a full relationship with God and His ways, this would be a great book to either tell them about or give to them. It would also elevate your own intellectual solidness as a presenter and defender of Christianity, and increase your inner strength, clarity and peace, because it is filled with great facts and presentations, showing that when science and logic are taken to their limits they back Christianity and not modern science theories that are dominating the world and education systems.

A problem that I see over and over by people who want to share with other people their enthusiasm for God and the Bible (whether in the media or real life), is they just start quoting Scripture. But I think that an important step is missed when doing that. Have they yet convinced the other person that Scripture contains actual truth, or even that God really exists and that He is the God of the Bible? I mean why would somebody accept what’s in the Bible if they are harboring reasons why the Bible isn’t all true and from God and therefore we don’t have to dig into it and obey what it says? My book gives solutions to that exact problem.

And the Bible does say that the way we get transformed is by the renewal of our mind, not our feelings. Feelings react to what the mind says is true and therefore can be swayed. Therefore a properly formed mind in THE truth is what is needed more than anything else. And “belief” and “faith” don’t take precedence over that because suicide bombers have more belief and faith than most Christians. And when confronted with the question “What is Truth?” we can’t just give Bible answers, because non-Bible people will just counter with “their truths.” Therefore, answering the question “What is Truth?” is not enough. We must be able to PROVE WHY what we are saying is true, as opposed to what others might present “as” truths that contradict what the Bible says. Therefore, THE PROOF book accomplishes the all-important tasks of not only PROVING that God exists and the Bible is true, but also proving WHY its proofs are actually proofs of reality.

It is often said that one person’s truth is their truth, and another’s is their truth. But a person should ask them self: is their truth in line with reality? And the science of logic says that there is ONLY ONE reality. Therefore if a person chooses as their truth something that is not in line with reality, they are gambling not only with their eternity, but their experience of life now.

But this book is not just a reading of dry facts. It’s written personally, like going on an adventure of digging deep into evaluating the phenomenal existence of life itself and how we fit in it.

You can see it at www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com. It is available both in physical book form and as a downloadable pdf.

On a personal note, you not only will be getting an awesome book with a lot of awesome information, you will be helping me to recoup financially so that I can continue to spread the word about this book (which you can also do once you get enthused about it.) Keep in mind that a self-publisher from Gresham, Oregon spread God this way (word-of-mouth) and ended up selling 4.25 million books (The Shack) in one year and 35 countries and has been on top of the New York Times Bestseller list for 40 weeks. I think that my book can be just as impacting for the Kingdom of God. So you can help that by forwarding this email to your address list.

Thanks and God bless 🙂
Dennis

Here’s some of what is in the book:

• Historical proof that other ancient cultures (e.g. Greeks) told
the same Adam & Eve Garden of Eden account, but saw
the serpent as the good guy because he brought
enlightenment to man
• Historical and scientific proof that the Genesis flood was a
worldwide flood
• Scientific proof that there HAD to be a God (more specifically:
a non-physical, powerful, eternal being) behind the
creation of the physical universe
• Scientific proof of a young universe and a young Earth
(as the Bible says)
• A scientific solution to the distant starlight problem
(that is, if the universe is relatively young – approximately
6,000 years old as the Bible says – how can we be seeing
light from galaxies that have been measured to be
billions of light years away?)
• Scientific proof that evolution is not how everything came
into being and that the Bible’s description is
• A solution to the “who made God?” dilemma
• A logical answer to “how can an all-good, loving God
allow evil and tragedy?” and why these are actually
ultimately good things and it would be imperfect and
unloving not to have them. I recently heard about a guy
who left the seminary JUST BECAUSE he couldn’t find
a good answer to this question. This book has that
good answer.
• Proof that we are a spirit and not just a body with a brain
• A description of the hoaxes that have been constructed
in a desperation to find a “missing link”, and how their
perpetrators were exposed and some even convicted.
• How mathematically God can be omnipresent.
• How all supernatural occurrences (that is, where the laws
of nature are broken) that have been verified by a number
of scientists are tied to Christianity and there are none
outside of Christianity.
• How there has been a $250,000 offer for many years for
anyone who could prove evolution but there have been
no takers.
• How there has been a $1,000,000 offer for many years for
anyone who could prove a paranormal occurrence but
there have been no takers.
Plus a LOT more

Our truths vs. reality

May 17, 2009

You often hear the phrase, “Your truths are your truth and my truths are my truths.” But then the question becomes: are your truths in line with reality? And the science of logic says that there is ONLY ONE reality. So once again, I ask you, are your truths in line with that reality? After a 40 year intense search, I’ve been able to scientifically, logically, experientially and statistically prove what reality is. And I do so in my new 376 page book, THE PROOF that God exists and the Bible is true. You can see it and what it contains at www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com.

Have You Ever Wondered WHY You Are Alive?

December 20, 2008

(See below for science proof #1)

Have you ever seriously reflected on this existence…
that you just find yourself in…
that you had no choice on whether to be here or not…
on this relatively tiny ball…
that sits on nothing and moves through space…
in a universe so large that no one can fathom the end of it…
that you won’t be able to stop your departure from?

The fact that we can barely get off of this planet says that there is something other than humans behind this existence.
But who or what is that?
And did it/they have something in “mind” when causing earth and humans to exist?

Personally I find nothing more fascinating than what I just brought up because
this is not fiction … it is real.

And frankly I, like most, want to know how to make the best of this existence while I’m alive in it.

But I’ve also been very curious as to what this is all about…
this existence of being in a human body and having to deal with drives and feelings and other human beings (individually and collectively) …
and if there are any ties to the rest of the universe or personal meaning behind it.

Amidst a very successful career in music, these were the two biggest focuses of my life … which I pursued very vigorously, going in and out of 21 approaches to truth, personal growth and lifestyle.

Now, after 40 years with the desire to know why we are here and what the best way to approach life is while we are here, I’ve come upon those answers. And they aren’t just a matter of opinion … I use science, experience, objective observation and irrefutable logic to prove what the truths are behind those most basic questions about life.

Of course this is so important that I want to share it with whomever wants to know these answers. So towards that end I wrote a book titled: Why Are We Here?

You can get this book at www.UltimateTruths.com/orderform.html.

Peace, truth and wisdom,
Dennis Marcellino

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<><>Science proof #1 (paraphrased from my book)

<><>The error that the most vocal of modern science “theories” make ( … and it’s good to remember that they are just theories, which is a word that often goes unnoticed in their presentation … ) is that they try to explain everything through “physical” science. They accept a Big Bang Theory (which says that the physical universe emerged out of a tiny, very dense piece of matter) and then try to give a physical reason as to where the material and impetus for the Big Bang came from. The current prevailing theory is that it all came out of a Black Hole (which is said to be a “tiny, very dense piece of matter” whose gravitational pull is so strong that even light can’t escape it). But even with that theory they are still left with the basic dilemmas as to the origin of the universe: where did the Black Hole, which also is envisioned as being physical, come from? And what is behind the specific design that it has? And what caused it, and why was it caused?

The way these dilemmas are often dealt with is: “We can trace the origin of the universe back to a micro-second right after the Big Bang happened. But we don’t know what happened in that micro-second.” (The important additional question would be: “What went on before that microsecond?” which I’ll give a scientific explanation for in this chapter.)

So, a problem with modern science is that it limits itself to seeking an answer just through physical science. But obviously an answer isn’t emerging from that mindset. That is because the answer isn’t within the physical realm. The scientific inquiry must expand to “all possibilities” in order to reveal the answer as to where the universe came from.

So first I’m going to show why, in a search for that answer, looking for a physical explanation to the origin of the physical universe should be eliminated. I will do that by showing how any physical explanation has a major problem because it clashes with some proven scientific laws of physics. And it’s those laws of physics that will give us our first big clue that will lead to showing that God exists.

So let’s start with the laws of physics.

The First Law of Thermodynamics (also known as the Law of Conservation of Mass and Energy) says that, “Energy can neither be created nor destroyed”. That is, within a “closed system” no new energy can be added in. (And the universe as a whole can be considered to be a closed system because energy has never been observed to enter it or leave it, only to be transformed within it.)

Now, we live in a physical universe that has constant motion going on in it … from the largest stars down to the atomic level. And just like it takes gas to run a car and food to run our bodies and electricity to run much of what’s in our home (which a black out will quickly tell you), it takes energy to keep up all the visible and invisible motion in the universe.

Now the Second Law Of Thermodynamics tells us that once the energy has been used up, it is no longer available to be used as energy. Logic tells us if there is only a finite supply of that energy in a closed system (there is no cosmic equivalent of a gas station), at some point it will all be used up.

What important thing does that tell us? It tells us that the physical universe can’t have a past that stretches back to infinity. Because no matter how slow the rate of energy use, over the stretch of infinity, it all would have been used up by now (because no new energy is being added in). Therefore the physical universe had to have a beginning. On this point, theology and most modern scientists agree (e.g. the Big Bang theory). Where they part is in describing the nature of that beginning and what came before it.

To me though, the solution to that is simple. If the physical universe couldn’t have been created by something physical (as the First Law of Thermodynamics states), then the conclusion is obvious: the physical universe had to be started by something non-physical. Therefore, any scientific inquiry into the origin of the universe must only look for a non-physical answer and abandon all attempts to determine the origin using physical explanations. Because even if they came up with a physical explanation, they will still be left with the dilemma of what caused that physical cause (being that all physicality has to have been caused … as is stated by the First Law of Thermodynamics, which says that physicality can’t cause itself). (You might be asking yourself at this point, “Well if there is a non-physical causer, what caused it?” I’ll deal with that question in the “Logic” chapter, but a simple answer for now is: “spiritual nature” and “physical nature” are two different kinds of realities with a different set of properties and laws governing them.)

To summarize, the laws of physics tell us that the universe had to have a beginning because if the universe was always here, all the energy would be used up by now.