Monday, November 10, 2008

Sherlock Holmes

'The facts are not always what they seem, we think that they all point to the same thing but,
if we look at them in another way, they can tell quite a different story."

= Sherlock Holmes =

(Taken from:

I finish reading Sherlock Holmes's Mystery of Boscomble Pool. Interesting? Emmm... Sorry to Sherlock Holmes's fans beforehand, but I truly find the book a little too.... Boring + not exciting. I am actually expecting more adventures, more unexpected things coming out from Holmes. OK, have to admit that the book is TOO THIN to write more of all those elements that I am expecting.... Hahahah... Nevertheless, the sentence above caught my attention as I read the book.

And I started thinking.....
1) Are you sometimes too carried away with the facts that appeared before your eyes and unable to see the "other side of the story"?
2) Are you sometimes too stubborn with your own thoughts and opinions thus unable to see the "other side of the story"?

Facts may be so obvious for many to see.
a) Sometimes people may just twist and turn facts and make it as though it is the true facts before you in order to confuse you! Nevertheless, I remember 737 told me something in CF, when there's a question in your head, don't be lazy but to find out the TRUTH. If you are lazy, that's why it is easy for people to tell you "false facts" because they knew that you will not find out any way. Therefore, bare in mind that laziness is a attitude that will really kill you. A hard lesson to learn indeed but I still believe in doing things step by step with God's strength. Uncertain on how long will it take but I know God is at work.
b) Are you believing it just because many said so or are you believing because it is the truth?

Sorry, my head is "flying" all over the place. When I was reading this story book, my thoughts was on false prophets.

"Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit you will recognise them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that doesn't bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognise them. "(Matthew 7:15-20)

Well, I find it quite similar with Holmes's saying. Why?
Firstly, false prophet might appears to you just like a normal human being or devoted man. Your eyes might tell you that he/she is a devoted person and love God very much. Thus, he/she is a Christian and whatever he/she said should be true and not distorted. Somehow, some of you, your "guarding system" will be taken away from that person. There goes... False teachings will be filled in your head and if you are lazy, it worsen the whole situation all together.

Secondly, if you are looking at things carefully and not slack in guarding over what God has given to you, you will realised that all those people are false prophets and they are against God. Because you are not looking only with your eyes but you are observing their life and the fruits that they are bearing.

In short, there's only one way, one truth and one place to everlasting life. If you will only trust Jesus, He will save you; your sins, which are many, will all be forgiven; you will be adopted into the family of God, and in due time you will find yourself in heaven and be there for all eternity. (C.H. Spurgeon) Are you on the right path? Are you clinging on to the only TRUTH? Be certain and have the assurance that God words will never fail. Come, come to Jesus.