Archive for December, 2011

It’s hard to lose a son

December 31, 2011

I posted a new page in memory of my youngest son, who passed away Thursday night, December 29, 2011:

We called him “David“:

http://trutherator.wordpress.com/losing-a-son-is-hard/

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Beware denominational aging: Remember the Golden Rule

December 31, 2011

Court case determines church must shut down:

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=382721

New religious movements, “upstarts”, the good ones, are usually begun with pure intentions to do good but over time members that receive authority of some kind, especially over treasury, begin to confuse the position, the organization, with moral high ground.

Thing is to continue in the word, and it is incumbent upon those who have anything to do with the selection of spiritual authorities or of those who handle temporal or “secular” aspects of church business, to choose men who are guided by God‘s Laws of Love more than anything else, for this is the source for all the law and the prophets.

1 John 3:17  But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him?
1 John 3:18  My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

Galatians 5:14  For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Calvinists: Accepting a free gift is not a “work”

December 29, 2011

Emotionally invested Calvinists should consider that a free gift is not “earned” by a man in sin. Sin is what we do or actively think that gets us death, as the “wages of sin is death”. There comes a moment in a child’s life when he decides to do the wrong thing, the equivalent of “eat the forbidden fruit” of disobedience to the laws of nature‘s God we are also born with. The child has the innocence of Eden, for which “Unless ye be converted and become as a little child, ye shall in now wise inherit the kingdom of God“.

—Little children go to heaven, Jesus said so, and we must become like them to inherit the kingdom. Accepting the gift of salvation from death and hell.

—“Whosoever will” is a cruel depraved joke itself if it means “Whosoever God will”, that is a big whopping missing word there. If strong Calvinism is true then God is all the monster many atheists accuse him of being.

Ron Paul: “Golden Rule Government”

December 27, 2011

Glad to see a fellow believer supporting Ron Paul. In my opinion his political philosophy is the the rational application of Christ’s love and commandments than any other.

https://postamericana.wordpress.com/2011/12/27/getting-to-know-ron-paul-11-homeschooling/#comment-821

I call it “Golden Rule Economics”: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. If you would have your neighbor leave you to decide what you should think, do, say, and how to spend your own money, then do the same to the neighbor. You have no right to do any more than this to your neighbor, and it is no more right for good intentions or even if you are the majority!

—trutherator

The Shroud, the patch from the wrong area, and the new UV-image effect

December 25, 2011

The scientist who was the main champion for saying the Shroud of Turin was a middle-ages fraud after carbon dating, once set about to refute new evidence that showed the sample was tainted from a repair patch sewed onto the original. Instead, after his research, he published his conclusions that although the carbon dating was accurate, it was from the worst possible area of the cloth:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/4222339/new_evidence_overturns_shroud_of_turin_carbon_dating/

From web article at sciencedirect.com, “Studies on the radiocarbon sample from the Shroud of Turin”:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0040603104004745

Preliminary estimates of the kinetics constants for the loss of vanillin from lignin indicate a much older age for the cloth than the radiocarbon analyses. The radiocarbon sampling area is uniquely coated with a yellow–brown plant gum containing dye lakes. Pyrolysis-mass-spectrometry results from the sample area coupled with microscopic and microchemical observations prove that the radiocarbon sample was not part of the original cloth of the Shroud of Turin. The radiocarbon date was thus not valid for determining the true age of the shroud.

I despise the veneration of trinkets and pieces of bone, and I despise forgeries with much more vituperation than any atheist could ever muster, because of the fact that they provide excuses for those who do not want to consider actual evidence. They provide the excuse for those who refuse the truth that would set them free, so they are all the much more beyond the worst contempt.

Money changers and those who use the name of God in vain for their own aggrandizement and enrichment make God furious above all, and they deserve all the consequences.

But those who hypocritically use such hustlers are just as bad who try to use them to smear the good works and good fruits of those who live out the love of Christ toward their fellow man, whose works do follow them.

But these are times of such heavy propaganda barrages against the truth, in spite of the historical, social, scientific collection of facts that gives testimony to the truth of the word of God. In that context, it seems that God opens up more physical evidence to testify to the truth, even as the world becomes more cynical and the indoctrination and propaganda machines become more ubiquitous.

22 December, 2011 03:15

December 22, 2011

I don’t know whether this a Jehovah Witness author, but see where there are plenty of Christians who condemn the practice of Christmas trees:

http://christmascondemned.blogspot.com/2009/12/jeremiah-10-condemns-christmas-trees.html

I put up with it at my house, but I make it the “ever-green” a symbol of the everlasting life we have in Jesus Christ.

There is plenty we have around us such that we could spend days listing out the things that we have taken from pagans and put to good use, or at worst simply changed their meaning. There are some people who condemn using the word “Easter” instead of “Resurrection Day” for celebrating the risen Jesus Christ, but they miss the point. There are some who say it has to do with the Sun rising in the east as a symbol of rebirth, but I’m not much convinced and it it totally does not matter except mostly to two groups. One group is of well-meaning Christians who want to end all vestiges of paganism. The other group is of witches and pagans and “scoffers” who want to either disparage Christianity or –in their own minds– belittle it.

“We can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth”

One fellow believer recently objected to using the word “Easter” and asked him if he meant to worship the German god Thor every time he used the word Thursday. He didn’t answer it but the resolution to this thing is to know that in today’s English Easter means Resurrection Day.

The noise about public displays of CHristianity, however, are not about courts refusing to put them up. The noise is about the courts tearing them down, like one court is trying to do in one small town in Texas, instigated by only ONE guy plus a well-funded national outfit operating from Madison, Wisconsin.

Such atheist prosyletizers, as I call them, the militant ones like “Freedom From Religion”, are not interested in freedom but in abolishing the holiday:

http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=12509

Dan Barker, with the Freedom From Religion Foundation,said if the foundation had its way, Dec. 25 would be banned from being a state and federal holiday and government employees would work on that day.

There’s only one reason those sons of grinches don’t sue to ban Christmas holidays for government workers (and their druthers are to ban it for all of us of course, since they want freedom FROM religion instead of freedom OF religion:

Barker said they are opposed to government employees taking the day off and would like to see the holiday go away. When asked why they do not file a lawsuit over Christmas itself, Barker said it was because, “No judge in the world would rule in our favor.”

This writer clarifies how and where freedom of religion –including freedom of atheism– was first introduced into our culture:

Staver said it was ironic that the organization was protesting open displays of Christianity when it was Christians that gave them the right to protest in the first place, by advocating freedom of religion.

“The only reason they have the freedom of speech to do what they do is because of Christianity. If they were living in a Muslim country they would not be able to get away with similar activities.”

Roger Williams, a Baptist preacher, founded the town of Providence in what would eventually become Rhode Island. At the time of its inception, Williams issued a compact that declared the inhabitants would submit to government authority “only in civil things.”

Historian Henry C. Vedder wrote, “Thus was founded the first government in the world whose cornerstone was absolute religious liberty. It is true that a few other countries had before this, and for periods more or less brief, tolerated what they regarded as heresy; but this was the first government organized on the principle of absolute liberty to all, in such manners of belief and practice as did not conflict with the peace and order of society or with ordinary good morals.”

Christmas and Freedom of Religion

December 22, 2011

I don’t know whether this a Jehovah Witness author, but see where there are plenty of Christians who condemn the practice of Christmas trees:

http://christmascondemned.blogspot.com/2009/12/jeremiah-10-condemns-christmas-trees.html

I put up with it at my house, but I make it the “ever-green” a symbol of the everlasting life we have in Jesus Christ.

There is plenty we have around us such that we could spend days listing out the things that we have taken from pagans and put to good use, or at worst simply changed their meaning. There are some people who condemn using the word “Easter” instead of “Resurrection Day” for celebrating the risen Jesus Christ, but they miss the point. There are some who say it has to do with the Sun rising in the east as a symbol of rebirth, but I’m not much convinced and it it totally does not matter except mostly to two groups. One group is of well-meaning Christians who want to end all vestiges of paganism. The other group is of witches and pagans and “scoffers” who want to either disparage Christianity or –in their own minds– belittle it.

“We can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth”

One fellow believer recently objected to using the word “Easter” and asked him if he meant to worship the German god Thor every time he used the word Thursday. He didn’t answer it but the resolution to this thing is to know that in today’s English Easter means Resurrection Day.

The noise about public displays of CHristianity, however, are not about courts refusing to put them up. The noise is about the courts tearing them down, like one court is trying to do in one small town in Texas, instigated by only ONE guy plus a well-funded national outfit operating from Madison, Wisconsin.

Such atheist prosyletizers, as I call them, the militant ones like “Freedom From Religion”, are not interested in freedom but in abolishing the holiday:

http://www.greeleygazette.com/press/?p=12509

Dan Barker, with the Freedom From Religion Foundation,said if the foundation had its way, Dec. 25 would be banned from being a state and federal holiday and government employees would work on that day.

There’s only one reason those sons of grinches don’t sue to ban Christmas holidays for government workers (and their druthers are to ban it for all of us of course, since they want freedom FROM religion instead of freedom OF religion:

Barker said they are opposed to government employees taking the day off and would like to see the holiday go away. When asked why they do not file a lawsuit over Christmas itself, Barker said it was because, “No judge in the world would rule in our favor.”

This writer clarifies how and where freedom of religion –including freedom of atheism– was first introduced into our culture:

Staver said it was ironic that the organization was protesting open displays of Christianity when it was Christians that gave them the right to protest in the first place, by advocating freedom of religion.

“The only reason they have the freedom of speech to do what they do is because of Christianity. If they were living in a Muslim country they would not be able to get away with similar activities.”

Roger Williams, a Baptist preacher, founded the town of Providence in what would eventually become Rhode Island. At the time of its inception, Williams issued a compact that declared the inhabitants would submit to government authority “only in civil things.”

Historian Henry C. Vedder wrote, “Thus was founded the first government in the world whose cornerstone was absolute religious liberty. It is true that a few other countries had before this, and for periods more or less brief, tolerated what they regarded as heresy; but this was the first government organized on the principle of absolute liberty to all, in such manners of belief and practice as did not conflict with the peace and order of society or with ordinary good morals.”

You’ve got to ask yourself: Why does hedge fund capitalist billionaire George Soros give $Billions To Liberal Causes

December 18, 2011

George Soros, Godfather Of The Left Gives $550 Million To Liberal Causes | Fox News

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/12/14/george-soros-godfather-left-gives-550-million-to-liberal-causes/

It’s easy to see billionaire George Soros’s imprint on most major American left-wing organizations. All you have to do is look at their financial forms. Soros aids hundreds of left-wing groups in America each year under the auspices of his Open Society Foundations. In just 10 years, Soros has given more than $550 million to liberal organizations in the United States.

That’s just the beginning. That total represents about 27 percent of the $2 billion given out by the American branches of his Open Society Foundations from 2000 to 2009. (2010 forms are unavailable and Open Society staff uncooperative.) Overall, he has given more than $8 billion to those foundations since they first started in 1993, as an outgrowth of his “open society” charity efforts dating back to 1979. His foundations credit him as having given that money “to support human rights, freedom of expression, and access to public health and education in 70 countries.”

And while his so-called Open Society says it fights the imposition of any group’s ideas upon the rest of society, many of us know that almost all the push of his funded groups are seeking exactly that. They want to impose Robber Hood economics, prenatal infanticide, euthanasia, eugenics, and in his own words, a “changeable” society. If somebody talks too much from the Big Government pushers about being “open-minded” it’s because they want to open yours, drain the thing out and fill it with their own sewage.

The thing listed by his paid head of his “Open Societies Foundations” listed the conditions of an open society they want, and they sound just like the United States before the socialist two-party Big Government cartel started accelerating their takeover, and it sounds just like the kind of society that their money goes to oppose.

I Thessalonians 5 is Post-Trib

December 13, 2011

I Thessalonians 5 says we SHALL go through the Tribulation, it says that great day will NOT come until FIRST the Anti-Christ is revealed.

4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that day should overtake you as a thief.

God hath not appointed us to wrath (verse 9), the vials of the wrath of God, but he needs us here during the Tribulation to help others understand.

And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, [many] days. – Daniel 11:33

Discern the Signs of the Times

December 13, 2011

“No man knoweth” was spoken by the Lord in his PRESENT tense at the time, same as “See ye not all these things?” He told of the destruction of the temple and the long list of signs in the FUTURE tense. Is the bridegroom still on earth with the bride?

No man in those days knew the day nor the hour because the book of Daniel was sealed up. Now the book of Daniel is (mostly) unsealed because it’s world history now.

Besides, the “day nor the hour” is one thing and the month or the year is the other. Jesus referred to Daniel, which together with Matthew 24 and the Gospel accounts of this prophecy plus Revelation, tell us a lot about those 7 years, including the 3 and 1/2 years Tribulation, “IMMEDIATELY AFTER” which Jesus said he would appear.