I have a hang up…

January 8th, 2011

Some of my friends wonder why I am so hung up on the creative work of God, rather than talking about grace and the fact that He saved us from our sins.

The fact is God reveals himself a little bite at a time. If you cannot get past the fact that this universe was created by God, you could not care less that he died for your sin. If God did not create this universe, if in fact their is no God required to explain why we exist, why should you believe that you have any sin that would offend a righteous God that does not exist in the first place.

Our entire culture is inundated with propaganda aimed at convincing people that evolution is a proven scientific fact. Nothing could be farther from the truth.  The evidence that the universe was designed is overwhelming. The media loves to ridicule people of faith. They call it “blind faith”, all the while conforming to the consensus view that there is nothing besides the natural universe. Science used to be a search for a true view of how things work.

Today, the scientific view is focused on finding a completely naturalistic explanation for everything. People in the scientific community are shunned or even fired if they do not toe the line of naturalism. Every now and then someone says something like “it almost appears to have been designed…” but then they start with the fancy footwork and back away form that statement. If the founder of Scientific American was alive today and writing, his own magazine would not publish his work. Because he believed in a creator.

Scientists have a for years clung to the “fact” that the speed of light was a constant. Twenty years ago Barry Setterfield and Trevor Norman tried to publish research that showed that the speed is light is slowing down. They were almost published but the publisher found out they believed in a creator and pulled the paper. For years they tried to get their views published and examined by their peers. Nada. Zip.

Curiously, twenty years after they tried to publish, scientists that are not tainted with the odious smell of “blind faith” are publishing papers saying the speed of light is slowing. Do any of these scientists have the class to give Setterfield and Norman any citations for earlier work? Nada. Zip.

I could go into a discussion about how other “constants”, like the fine structure constant, alpha, has been suspected of changing. How String theory says that the universe is actually composed of ten or more dimensions, only four of which we can actually sense and measure.  How length, time, energy, everything, come in packages of  a minimum size. How if something is smaller than that size it loses “locality” and becomes everywhere at once. Read “Inconstant Constants” (Scientific American, June 2005) for your self. They conclude that this universe is just a “shadow of a much larger reality”.  Really? The bible has been saying that all along.

Bishop Paley, around 100 years ago, had an argument that anyone could look at his watch and know that it was designed, could not designed that the hand that carried the watch was much more complex and had to be designed as well. His detractors replied that this argument only applied if living organisms were in fact machines. 100 years of microbiology and other research have shown that in fact living cells are machines composed of millions of intricately arranged atoms. Bishop Paley wins, evolution loses.

Don’t take my word for it. Don’t take your teacher’s word for it either. Investigate for yourself. Find out how bankrupt the religion of evolution is for yourself. Then taste God and see how delightful he is. If you can get past the first hurdle of truth, God will give you some more truth.

Judge Rules That Yodeling Offends Muslims

December 15th, 2010

Hmm… it seems that the world is quickly succumbing to the pressure of Islam.

But what gets me can be found in the following quote from the article.

Unfortunately for Helmut G., his neighbors were in the middle of a prayer when he started to yodel. The Kronen Zeitung reported that he was fined 800 Euros after judges ruled that he could have tried to offend his neighbors and ridicule their belief.

Did you see it, too?

They fined this guy 800 Euros because HE COULD HAVE TRIED to offend his Muslim neighbors. Not that he did, or that he meant to do it… just that HE COULD HAVE TRIED!

Where is reason and rationality?

Read it for yourselves here: Austria: Judge Rules That Yodeling Offends Muslims – Politics & Gov’t – Israel News – Israel National News

Pastor Troy Gramling – 9 Minutes to Share 1 Thing

November 5th, 2010

 

Hmmm… stumbled upon this today.

I got a few immediate observations and it’ll take us about 1 minute to go through them.

Look at 1 Thessalonians 5:22.

Abstain from every form of evil.

The skull and crossbones does it for me. It is not very attractive, and immediately connotes evil, it screams STAY AWAY! I know it’s popular, but these things have sinister meanings. Is this attractive and approachable, or worse, just trying to be relative to the culture?

And while we are on that subject, Romans 12:2.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Leader, especially pastors should especially heed the admonitions in scripture against conformity and evil, just saying. This includes personal decorum and MODESTY so as NOT to bring undue attention to yourself.

We have become so “seeker” sensitive, we have lost biblical discernment. (BTW Romans 3:11 says there is no such thing as a seeker.) We have forgotten to look in the mirror God gives us… His Word, and then APPLY it to our lives, including our dress!

It is an interesting case study in subtle yet evident personal pride and conformity, considering the subject of the video. This is exactly what Jesus warned us about in Matthew 24:24 and Revelation 3:17-18.  There is a subtle attack on the church, and it is coming from everywhere, but the most pernicious subtlety is from the inside. Paul said this subtle attack would come from leaders in the church.

But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ. For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed, or if you receive a different spirit from the one you received, or if you accept a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it readily enough. Indeed, I consider that I am not in the least inferior to these super-apostles. Even if I am unskilled in speaking, I am not so in knowledge; indeed, in every way we have made this plain to you in all things. (2 Corinthians 11:3-6)

You’ll put up with it, and before you know it, you will be led astray. Be a Berean. Look in your bibles, see to it that which these “teachers” proclaim, in thought, deed or word aligns with what the Bible says.

But good news, Jesus is proclaimed at 8:30! The question is, which Jesus?

Tennessee High School Principal’s Remarks About Prayer at a Football Game

October 17th, 2010

“This is a statement that was read over the PA system at the football game at Roane County High School, Kingston, Tennessee by school Principal Jody McLoud, on September 1, 2000.

I thought it was worth sharing with the world, and hope you will forward it to all your friends. It clearly shows just how far this country has gone in the wrong direction.

“It has always been the custom at Roane County High School football games to say a prayer and play the National Anthem to honor God and Country. Due to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I am told that saying a prayer is a violation of Federal Case Law.

As I understand the law at this time, I can use this public facility to approve of sexual perversion and call it an alternate lifestyle, and if someone is offended, that’s OK.

I can use it to condone sexual promiscuity by dispensing condoms and calling it safe sex. If someone is offended, that’s OK.

I can even use this public facility to present the merits of killing an unborn baby as a viable means of birth control.

If someone is offended, no problem.

I can designate a school day as earth day and involve students in activities to religiously worship and praise the goddess, mother earth, and call it ecology.

I can use literature, videos and presentations in the classroom that depict people with strong, traditional, Christian convictions as simple minded and ignorant and call it enlightenment.

However, if anyone uses this facility to honor God and ask Him to bless this event with safety and good sportsmanship, Federal Case Law is violated.

This appears to be at best, inconsistent and at worst, diabolical. Apparently, we are to be tolerant of everything and anyone except God and His Commandments.

Nevertheless, as a school principal, I frequently ask staff and students to abide by rules which they do not necessarily agree. For me to do otherwise would be at best, inconsistent and at worst, hypocritical. I suffer from that affliction enough unintentionally. I certainly do not need to add an intentional transgression.
For this reason, I shall, “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s,” and refrain from praying at this time.

However, if you feel inspired to honor, praise and thank God, and ask Him in the name of Jesus to bless this event, please feel free to do so. As far as I know, that’s not against the law—-yet.”

truthorfiction.com says:
Tennessee High School Principal’s Remarks About Prayer at a Football Game-Truth!

Islam, Political Correctness, Apologies and ‘The View’

October 14th, 2010

On Thursday 14 October 2010, Bill O’Reilly appeared on the view. As the conversation turned to the subject of the Ground Zero Mosque, tempers flew!

O’Reilly is of the opinion, like most Americans that the location of the mosque is “inappropriate,” and for the exact reason he gave, O’Reilly said:

“Because Muslims killed us on 9/11. That’s why.”

After some heated words and Joy Behar rising from her seat to leave the set, Whoopi Goldberg followed. While Barbara Walters offered apologies for her co-hosts’ action, she chided Bill for being incorrect.

Interestingly, though, Walters said to O’Reilly:

“Now let me just say in a calmer voice, it was extremists. You cannot take a whole religion and demean them.”

I find that quite disingenuous, considering the intense derision of Christianity on her very show and collusion with her peers. Really Barbara? How shallow and vapid a remark, that is! Reminds me of the adage, those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Or better… Jesus in His own words, Matthew 7:3-4!

Then, something really funny happened! Bill offered an “apology,” he said:

“If anybody felt that I was demeaning all Muslims, then I apologize.”

As Whoopi and Joy returned to the set a few minutes later, Joy stated:

“We’re back because now you apologized.”

Bill did not really apologize, he placed a condition in front of it negating the apology, simply because he believes his remarks should not be offensive. But the two women were not savvy enough to understand, and accepted it as an apology.

Now that is funny! Too bad, those who practice political correctness do not understand their own self-delusion and self-imposed stupidity.

Here is a link to the clip and transcript.

Why Evolution Cannot be True

September 24th, 2010

This is a response to Dan Kuik‘s comment posted to the article Is there any hope for this generation?

I shall try to explain this the best way I can. To some it may be very difficult indeed to hear. I know there are a lot of committed Christians who are scientists, and I praise God for them. It is truly a difficult field to be called into. These scientists are not idiots, however, they may very well be deceived.

As Christians, we are not against science, either. However there are some “sciences” that are truly exist in a gray area between philosophy and science. They are mistakenly accepted as true empirical science, but are not directly observable. Among these are psychology, sociology, and evolution. These fields of research lend themselves to grand theories based on an incorrect philosophy. These philosophies are grounded in stories that may have some truth within them. But regardless of the content of some truth they are still, nevertheless, stories.

The field of science truly endeavors to make sense of creation. Yet, what began as an innocent desire by humanity to understand who we are, it has now gone awry.

That desire to understand, as innocent as it began, has given birth to delusion. This delusion is now being used to deceive people, giving them a convenient excuse to deny God and live their lives as they see fit. It infects them with the irrationality that all truth is relative. Regardless, many trod down that wide path.

This practice, unstopped, leads to destruction and sadly, death. It is this innocent desire that births delusion, then deception, in turn becoming destruction, and finally death. It is the basis for all sin.

First off, let’s establish some things 2 Timothy 3:16 says that all scripture is breathed out by God and is profitable for teaching, reproof, correction and training in righteousness. I will use scripture alone. It is the essence of instruction from a holy God.

Second, I contend that the days we live in are indeed the last days, the signs are plentiful. For my reference, I will use 2 Timothy 3:1-5.

“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. (2) For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, (3) heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, (4) treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, (5) having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.

Paul goes on to say that such people are “always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.” (2 Timothy 3:7) This is because when using an incorrect philosophy as a basis, one cannot do true science. To begin with one that excludes the very Author and Creator of life will always belie the same!

One must be on guard for this delusion. Jesus Himself said “See that no one leads you astray.” (Matthew 24:4) But one strong warning comes in 1 Timothy 4:1, Paul says “in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons.” In fact Jesus, in Matthew 24:24, says the deception will be so strong “so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.” Those are some strong warnings!

But we must, as watchmen, stand on the wall and warn others. It is not our intention to “pit God against evolution.” Simply for the fact that the converse is already true, evolution has pitted itself against God. I would dare say it exalts itself against the very throne of the Most High.

Satan’s favorite tool is deception, in fact, he is called the deceiver. He also disguises himself as an angel of light, as Paul warns us in 2 Corinthians 11:14 “And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”

But as with every deception of the enemy, he loves to use it coupled with truth. But a lie, no matter how small, coupled with a truth, no matter how great, is still but a lie. Paul warns us of this by saying a little leaven leavens the whole lump. (1 Corinthians 5:6)

Through subtle deception, evolution exalts itself against some of the very foundational doctrines of the faith. I contend that evolution CANNOT be true in the light of God’s word.

There are too many to go through in a post such as this, so I will choose one.

If, as is posited by Dan, God “used” evolution JUST to create a man, that means that millions of creatures would have had to die before there was even the first man. This means that evolution must establish that man exists as a result of millions of years of death!

But, my Bible teaches me something entirely different. It tells me that man was created by the will of God from the dust of the ground. It tells me that man was created good. It also tells me in Romans 5:12 that death is the result of man’s sin! In fact, because of that first man’s sin, we all inherited that propensity.

So as I see it, man’s wisdom teaches that death brought man, but God says man brought death!

Those two ideas cannot coexist!

Therefore, evolution, as purported, cannot be true. We would have to deny sin, which brings us back to the deception. 1 John 1:8 ” If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

Sin hardens by deceit… Hebrews 3:13. Scoffers are here and they plainly mock Christianity… 2 Peter 3:2-6. Unrighteous people suppress the truth… Romans 1:18.

We need to stand firm… 2 Thessalonians 2:15.

It is not that “Human beings have no less purpose in life,” but that One human’s purpose is then not necessary (John 3:14-17.)

When we read the bible, the warnings are plentiful. Jesus’ words in Matthew 7:21-23 are indeed truly sad. This is an admonition to examine ourselves regularly, and against the very word of God, to identify and deal with that deception. Lest we find ourselves standing in His very presence hearing those fateful words… depart from me.

School Group Told Not To Pray On U. S. Supreme Court Steps

August 13th, 2010

Another story that shows the mettle of our Next Greatest Generation.

This reprehensible act occurred earlier this year in May. A small school group bowed their heads to say a prayer on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. They were approached by a police officer and told…

“Ma’am, I’m not going to tell you that you can’t pray, but you can’t do it here,” he said, according to Mrs. Rigo. “Please go somewhere else.”

Is this not chilling?

The First Amendment is almost completely done in. Once the newspapers are bailed out, where will you get your news?

Read the article here… School Group Told Not To Pray On U.S. Supreme Court Steps – The Philadelphia Bulletin Archives

2 Months After Students Silenced, Crack NBC Washington Bureau Breaks the Story

August 12th, 2010

2 months after some of our Next Greatest Generation were caught in an act of alleged “civil disobedience,” NBC got the scoop!

Sadly, why is singing the U.S. National Anthem a demonstration? Furthermore, why are there “completely content neutral” areas in any U.S. National Park? And then that begs a really OBVIOUS question… isn’t that oxymoronic?

But then the journalist, probably a college graduate, is most likely a moral relativist, and may not understand the issues involved.

Sigh! There is no such thing as a free press in corporate-controlled newsrooms. Truth is what the state says is true, when it says it is true.

Students Silenced for Singing Anthem at Lincoln Memorial | NBC Washington

Clinton texts a $10 donation to Pakistan flood relief

August 6th, 2010

Wow! A whole $10!

All this week we have been saturated with the approaching “royal” wedding. After all the Clintons are busy planning to spend up to $5,000,000 for Chelsea’s wedding. Yet, Hillary Clinton has the time, and extra cash to “set an example” for the rest of us. by texting $10 for some truly in need.

The example brings to mind words like stingy, cheap and miserly… however these do not even begin to describe the discrepancy! That is just .0002% of the projected spending on 1 PERSON! There may be an estimated 12 million who will need aid in and around Swat Valley Pakistan due to the floods.

Those who work hard to bring home an average salary will probably never come close to earning $5,000,000. Yet these same people will gladly send $10 to help another. That $10 costing them personally almost an hour of labor. This would be a great sacrifice to a majority of generous and self-less Americans.

While those in Pakistan will have trouble finding just clean water to drink, the political elite (read left) will be wining and dining on all the best that there is!

These are the same people who tell us they are the champions of the poor. I think they are nothing more than modern day slave traders who steal from hard working Americans.

Do we need any other example of the hypocrisy of the democrats?

Regardless of your political leanings, if you would like to help those in need and live in the U.S., please text the word SWAT to the number 50555. Please bear in mind that the donation goes to a United Nations relief agency UNHCR.

Clinton texts a $10 donation to Pakistan flood relief

And for those so inclined, please pray.

Senate approves Obama nominee Kagan to top court

August 6th, 2010

Five Republicans supported this nomination. This is just more evidence that both political parties are taking us to the same place. There are some Republicans who want a spot in the ruling class… instead of being a true opposition to the party of dangerous communitarian or totalitarian “isms.”

The GOP needs a grand old makeover! It needs to go back to its anti-slavery roots!

When I get the solicitation calls to donate to the Republican party, and try to explain that I do not want ANY of my money to go to support these unprincipled  politicians, they cannot guarantee that.

Furthermore… until they have a unified voice, and a PLAN to defeat the vast expansion of government and converse enslavement of the citizenry, they WILL only receive tepid support. Why vote for the republicans who position themselves as “democrat-lite” when I can vote for the real thing? (As if I would!)

My answer to the GOP, you still get NONE of my money! I donate my sweat to those candidates who are actually worthy!

Senate approves Obama nominee Kagan to top court | Reuters