Nathan Dooley

  

Nathan is someone who fears God. Although born in “The Show-Me State” (MO); was raised in a small town of northern Texas, currently living in Dallas. He’s been on a mission trip to Germany and Brazil; labors to be Christian. He enjoys physical labor, writing, videography, and psychology. He also seems to play chess with the Word of God; he loves the gospel and his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

So impacted by psychological and spiritual abuse in his life—as trauma is evident—there seemed to be no sufficient harmony at heart nor peace of mind. The inefficient inquiries to find a logical solution to the experiences dissolved into darkness (spoiler: the Light prevails). While Nathan was seeking to understand past occurrences that attributes this trauma discovered his own intimacy with guilt; born condemned with sin. Sin is the nature of darkness, darkness does not understand the Light. Light is the providence of God that propagates faith in a believing soul, and faith makes things new. For something to be made new, darkness must die. But for the darkness to die, Nathan must die. When the axioms of darkness in Nathan die, new axioms of Light are born in Nathan. So although the world sees the dead nature of Nathan, the truth of what Jesus Christ did on the cross sees to it that Nathan is made alive in the Holy Spirit (unless Nathan blasphemes the Holy Spirit by which there is no forgiveness).

An axiom can be defined as: “n. in logic and philosophy, a universally accepted proposition that is not capable of proof or disproof. An axiom can be used as the starting point for a chain of deductive reasoning.” or “a statement or proposition which is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true.

Take a look at Matthew 4.

Then Jesus was led by the [Holy] Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After He had gone without food for forty days and forty nights, He became hungry. And the tempter came and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” But Jesus replied, “It is written and forever remains written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes out of the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took Him into the holy city [Jerusalem] and placed Him on the pinnacle (highest point) of the temple. And he said [mockingly] to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will command His angels concerning You [to serve, care for, protect and watch over You]’; and ‘They will lift you up on their hands, So that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.’” Jesus said to him, “On the other hand, it is written and forever remains written, ‘You shall not test the Lord your God.’” Again, the devil took Him up on a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory [splendor, magnificence, and excellence] of them; and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Go away, Satan! For it is written and forever remains written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.’” 11 Then the devil left Him; and angels came and ministered to Him [bringing Him food and serving Him].

The axiom was recognized when the devil questioned Jesus, “If You are the Son of God…”, wasting no time in the attempt to dismantle the confidence of Christ while vulnerable in His state of being. Three terms were used to provoke proof concerning the nature and essence of Jesus Christ, but did Jesus need to prove Himself on those terms? No, not according to those terms did He need to prove what was self-evidently true about Him—being the Son of God—to Satan. The qualities that Christ knew of Himself are the same qualities He knew of His Father, and that faith is what pleases God—sufficient enough to overcome the impossible. And He did. Now if there was a plot twist where Jesus ended up eating the bread, jumping off the temple, and worshipping Satan, well… then… that would obviously change everything. If Jesus failed the test, the axiom about Jesus that was in question would’ve become evident in those acts; the cross of Jesus would’ve been no more than another crucifixion, but worse, he would’ve been given over to the devil, identified with Satan to do his will. and so Thank God that is not what happened! Jesus is indeed, the Son of God.

So just as the axioms about Christ are self-evidently true—and proven by His resurrection from the dead—so too are the new axioms about Nathan self-evidently true. Okay, well… actually, writing in the third person doesn’t exactly make them true, but the point is that only Jesus Christ qualifies the Christian axioms’ about me. The true nature about myself that is in question—as being tested in the wilderness of this world—will stand the test of time as long as my confidence is in Jesus for my salvation, and that faith is sufficient enough help from the Holy Spirit to overcome this world according to the gospel. Now as far as writing in the third person, well…

Writing in the third person not only gives me an objective perspective about myself, but I think it also brings in a different approach from the reader. Imagine the Holy Spirit writing your story using your hands and fingers to do it. What would be written about you? What is true about you? Also, I think the approach from the reader is a genuine interest by suspicion of a mystery writer, “Someone other than Nathan wrote about Nathan? Interesting…”. That was my first impression, anyway, when coming across hypothetical *third person* “About Me” pages from the actual person’s personal website. It’s actually quite fun to write that way.

The story updates and continues; more soon…


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