I'm Just Saying

Dr. Paul Perkins

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For an author writing is as necessary as breathing. They don't write for money or to court literary fame, but because they believe they have something to say. It matters not that anyone will read or listen, the words must be written, and if in the process someone is blessed -- all the more wonderful

Dr. Perkins has written for a long time, but only recently has sought to publish his work and venture into new genres. He believes in education, finally earning his doctorate at the age of 55. He believes that learning never ends, giving fodder to the imagination and breathing life into the characters on his page. His hope is to continue telling stories for a new generation of readers and aspiring authors.

Dr. Perkins' first novel is "Centurion: From glory to glory", but is not his first book. He has written "Legacy to my sons", "The Lost Shepherd", "The prayer of a transformed life", "The Cost", and a verity of Christian Youth Devotionals. 

Even Fiction Can Be Heartwarming

I recently posted a video called "Social Network Christmas". It was a very creative retelling of the Christmas story using facebook. It has been making its way around the facebook community with a verity of remarks. One, posted on my home page, has interested me. The gentlemen making the comment is a Universal Unitarian. He said, "even fiction can be heartwarming." Of course the statement in itself is true. The implication is that the story of Jesus' birth is fiction. Universal Unitarians run the gambit of belief, from atheists to theists. They claim to hold loosely the beliefs of people and accept with tolerance what others believe. I am not really sure why this particular man felt the need to make known his disbelief on someones wall with whom he is not even a friend. Yet, he felt the need to reveal his ignorance.

Even if you don't believe that Jesus is God become man, or that he died for your sins, or that his mother was immaculately conceived or that Jesus is God, the one thing that is undeniable -- Jesus is a historical figure. Of course one could deny it but then you would have to deny the the reality of other historical figures who have less historical evidence. But then again people who reject Christianity or the work of Jesus use a different logic than others or even the basis on which they hold their own beliefs.

If anything I have learned about people is that they will either follow or walk away from Jesus. There isn't any middle ground. It doesn't surprise me that there are those who reject the message of the gospel. Even Jesus, who lived, taught, and performed miracles was rejected by people. I don't take it personally; they aren't rejecting me, and their rejection of Jesus doesn't affect my beliefs or my eternal destiny. It is sad, though that their hearts are darkened at a time when the light of the world came so that all of us could come to know God through the forgiveness of our sins.

That's what Christmas is all about.