This is how I see my life. I guess one would call this “my testimony”. I am sharing about my life here – from a theological viewpoint, considering “God’s relation to the world”.
Theology is: the study of religious faith, practice, and experience; especially : the study of God and of God’s relation to the world (Babylon; © 2005 Merriam-Webster, Incorporated)
I was designed by God before birth.
My life began in 1952, but I was designed distinctly as “Keith” way before, waaay back before the creation of the world. I did not come from some slime pit, evolving to eventually be birthed by Mom. (Godless evolution is a stupididiotic concoction.) I am a design in progress! I was designed and formed to become who I am becoming. (God is not finished with me yet!) Read: Ephesians 1:4
…He chose us
before the foundation of the world,
that we would be holy and blameless
It´s like we all have a tag on the back of our neck. Just like any pair of jeans – the designer stitches-in his name. I have a tag on me, and it says:
Body by God
Designed by God
Created in the mind of God
Inspected personally by Holy Spirit
Size: ET – Eternal
Materials: 100% Forgiven, top-notch ready wear,
never fades, everlasting,
dies once then goes to heaven.
Does not go in Hell.
Do not fold. Keep from sinning.
Outer Shell: All weather loving.
Inner Soul: forged tough by God.
Sealed by His Holy Spirit: Genuine Eternal
Made to last.
Registered Heavenly Trademark:
Chosen In Him
No Returns – Guaranteed for eternal life
Any understanding of who I am (and who you are?) has to begin with the beginning. “In the beginning God….”
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was [a]formless and void, and darkness was over the [b]surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was [c]moving over the [d]surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. – Genesis 1:1-3 (NASB)
[ Descendants of Adam ] This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day when God created man, He made him in the likeness of God. 2 He created them male and female, and He blessed them and named them Man in the day when they were created. In Context | Full Chapter | Other Translations
These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.
You have value in the eyes of God so great that it was worth dying for.
You are a blessing to the world.”
do not let sin reign
in your mortal body
so that you obey its lusts,
do not go on
[g]the members of your body
as [h]instruments of unrighteousness
still live in it?
3 Or do you not know
that all of us
who have been baptized into Christ Jesus
have been baptized into His death?
4 Therefore we have been buried with Him
through baptism into death,
so that as Christ was raised from the dead
through the glory of the Father,
so we too might walk in newness of life.