Jesus Birth in a Math Equation

Your answer to a simple math problem speaks volumes about your belief system.
It was a public discussion on the results of taking God/Higher Power out of the American public school system. Does everyone believe 1+1=2 anymore?
During the discussion someone said, “We should teach morality in our schools.” I then said, “Whose morality?” They were stumped until they that realized that not everyone believes 1+1=2 anymore.
“1+1=2 is a statement about reality. Among other things, it’s a denial of eastern mysticism where ‘all is one.’ For if ‘all is one’ were true, then 1+1=2 wouldn’t be true. Everything would equal 1.”
Think about that for a second. What kind of reaction would you get from the cashier if you gave them $1 for two pounds of apples at a $1/pound? They’d ask for more money; and, if you’d leave without paying that extra buck, you’d soon be handcuffed sitting in the back of a police car for stealing.
1+1 does = 2.This concept of absolute truth and real meaning to words (e.g. love) and symbols (e.g. numbers) comes from Scripture.
John 1:1 states that Jesus is the logos, or logic, behind the world in which we live. And, the reality of His birth was written in words using symbols that had absolute meaning long before Jesus was actually born.
In Matthew 2, the magi came to Jerusalem because the numbers of Daniel 9 added up and asked where the king was to be born because words in Micah 5 had a specific meaning.
Jesus came to fulfill the absolute meaning of the words in Scripture right down to every stroke of the pen and breathing mark on the page.
And because that’s true, make sure Jesus is your Higher Power, not your feelings or opinions. 1+1=2. Choose to believe that His words can change your life for the better today, tomorrow and well into eternity! It’s as simple as 1+1=2.

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  1. This is exactly a conversation I had with my 5th grade students this week regarding their attitudes on being transgender ( i know, you can’t believe 5th grade kids would talk about this stuff, right?). One student’s belief was based on the premise that if someone doesn’t “feel” right as a male, he could have this surgery and “feel” better about himself. Since this discussion was during math time, I used a math problem to talk about the truth of an equation, that some things are absolutely, concretely true. And, of course, I threw in there that God doesn’t make mistakes as He creates. The sad thing for me is that this very strongly opinionated child is being raised in a “religious” home, yet doesn’t see the truth of God.
    And while we’re on this morality in schools topic, one of my students said she doesn’t go to church because her family is too busy, to which one of the other kids replied, “Don’t you know that is a mortal sin?”
    There are so many belief systems at work in our world; it’s no wonder we are bewildered and confused so much of the time. I can’t preach and teach “morality” in my classroom, but I can share my love and knowledge of my Jesus with my kids….and so can everyone else out there in the world.
    Thanks for letting me share. 🙂

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