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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. 

Why I Am A Christian Part IV: Do All Roads Lead To God?

The evidentiary proof leads me to acknowledge the existence of God.  However, as I contemplate the nature of creation and the vastness of God’s handiwork I am left with an inevitable question.  If a God exists (and I believe he does) who has created all that I can see or more is He too big to get to know?  Or, is He too big to care?  Man likes to believe that he has the capacity to understand and reason the complexity of all that he investigates, but if God has created such an extensive universe He is, most assuredly, beyond our ability to comprehend, at least without His intervention.
The Bible says “God has set eternity in the hearts of man.”  It is for this reason that man craves a spiritual experience.  Throughout the ages and cultures people have looked to the spiritual realm to answer the question of our existence.  The atheist would say that ancient man sought explanation in the ‘gods’ for natural phenomena that once explained scientifically made God obsolete.  To a degree that is true, but there is something deeper inside the psyche draws people to the spiritual, even when science ‘seems’ to explain God away. One psychology article’s title read, “People are hired wire to believe in God.” 
So, if we have eternity in our hearts and the world is full of spiritual experiences, what makes my spiritual experience better or more valid than theirs?  There are a lot of different and conflicting experiences.  One thing is certain, all religions can be wrong, or one can be right and others are wrong, but all cannot be right. 
The Bible says that God created a couple through whom the whole world was populated.  They had a relationship with God because he revealed Himself, and they passed that knowledge of God from generation to generation.  As a result of sin people turned from God and as they populated the earth the original knowledge of Him was changed, perverted and even forgotten.  The apostle Paul points out that they knew God but because of the futility of their minds they exchanged their knowledge of God for gods made by their own hands and in their own image. 
God chose a man, Abraham, to begin his plan of reconciling the world to himself. Through Abraham’s descendants God would correct the distorted view of Himself that has occurred as a result of distance, time, and sin.  Also, through Abraham’s descendent Jesus, the problem of sin, which keeps us from knowing God personally, is remedied. 
The incomprehensibility of God is expressed by the Apostle Paul,  Rom. 11:33   “Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!  34 For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, OR WHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR?  35 Or WHO HAS FIRST GIVEN TO HIM THAT IT MIGHT BE PAID BACK TO HIM AGAIN?  36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.”
The Judeo/Christian faith rests on the fact that God desires to make Himself known and be reconcile to His creation.  Through Christ God reveals Himself further and provides a way to complete the process of reconciliation. All roads can’t lead to God, but there is a road that is paved by God through faith in His son Jesus. (NEXT: “It Just Makes Sense). I’m just saying....