Is Christianity Religion?

August 7th, 2010

All religion, basically, is man’s effort to raise himself or make himself acceptable to God. Muslim, Hinduism, Buddhism even Mormonism and to some extent Catholicism require certain work or duty to become accepted. They all have their different tenets, but there is always something YOU have to DO to become acceptable to God.

This is played out in the story of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3. After their eyes were opened to good and evil, they knew they were naked.  They tried to cover themselves with leaves to hide their nakedness and make them acceptable before God. That was the first religious act.

But Christianity is different…

The Bible tells that there is none righteous and that no one seeks after God. (Romans 3:10-18) In fact it goes so far to say that we have all sinned. (Romans 3:23) It instructs us that the burden of death on the physical world is the result of sin. (Romans 6:23)

But there is a Remedy offered in the second half of Romans 6:23, where Paul speaks of a gift from God through one man Jesus Christ. If we step a few verses backward, it tells us that even though we were not yet born, nor even considering to stop sinning, that Jesus died for us. (Romans 5:8)

So there is nothing any of us can DO to please God. What condition are we left in if we then have no hope to please God?

Romans 10:9 offers the solution. It is to look upon yourself, and agree with God on your condition and the finished work of Jesus who took our penalties upon Himself willingly! A few verses later in Romans 10:13 it is declared "For "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”"

The results of salvation are summed up in a few more verses. In Romans 5:1 we find we have been justified and have found peace with God. Romans 8:1 then explains that we have been removed from our former condemnation. A little further ahead in Romans 8:38-39 we read that there is nothing that can separate us from the love of God.

That is Christianity… we are justified by faith alone, through God’s grace alone in Jesus Christ alone!

The Green Religion and ClimateGate

December 29th, 2009

Interview with Steven Mosher posted at biggovernment.com

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This is very interesting to me. I have long posited that AGW was a religion and not a science. Corruption has snuck its nose under the tent of science. How you ask?

It is very simple, when government funds science, especially when an outcome is desired or possibly predictable, human nature becomes involved. The money is funded for certain research, say global warming, and in doing the research you discover that it is most likely a natural process well beyond your control. This is your life’s work…  if what you are finding is true, then you may be out of work. Self-preservation becomes the overriding factor.

Adam Baldwin posited thus:

“I think one of the big, missing stories here is how the scientific publishing mechanism is corrupted.  I mean, I think of “Global Warming” as kind of a religion, and what you see in the mails is how they construct the canon, of how they corrupt the journal publishing, to get the papers published what they WANT published, with the reviewers that they want reviewing it and the papers they don’t want published, they keep out.

Now, this “pseudo-science” can really be classified as religion. It is based on belief with some evidence, obviously subject to misinterpretation, yet no proof has been offered!

For most of us who have questioned certain parts of what is modernly called “science” this came as no surprise. Now if only the same scrutiny can be applied to the far older religion that masquerades as science! That religion is set forth in “The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.”

Yes, I have been called the names listed at the end of the article, and they show the vapidity of the arguments being offered. Usually, though before this happens… the point is made as scholars say, those who study say, etc. What they really always mean is “You are dumb and cannot understand this, we are the smart ones!”

Don’t buy that! Always examine the worldview first!

» The Green Religion and ClimateGate: Interview With Steven Mosher – Big Government

Seriously Folks, Can You Trust Government Funded Science?

December 4th, 2009

Just a quick glance around at some of the news stories…

Researcher: NASA hiding climate data – Washington Times

Americans appropriately skeptical of climate scientists

CLIMATE CHANGE: THIS IS THE WORST SCIENTIFIC SCANDAL OF OUR GENERATION

 

I think it is time to rethink government grants. It is my opinion,as an observer of human nature, that these scientists who labor under government grants may be far less than unbiased.

Think about it… if the job you had was to further research and understanding of AGW (Anthropogenic Global Warming.) And you were being paid as a result of a government grant. Knowing that any results of your work that do not support the idea of AGW could jeopardize your funding, what do you do?

There is a built in conflict of interest.

However, there is a far worse scientific scandal that is currently in its second century…

I will give you a clue… This scandal is supported by your tax dollars by paying for public school textbooks that report repudiated theories as part of science for well over 30 years now. This so called science is not, it is propped up by early brainwashing of students. This gives them a particular worldview that forever clouds their thinking, If these repudiated theories would be removed from the textbooks, then this particular religion cloaked as science would be utterly exposed!

Can anyone guess what that is?