Archive for October, 2012

Morality and order and Christianity

October 20, 2012
Location map of North Korea Equirectangular pr...

Location map of North Korea Equirectangular projection, N/S stretching 120 %. Geographic limits of the map: N: 43.2° N S: 37.5° N W: 124.1° E E: 130.9° E (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Before and outside that, in the pre-Christian cultures, all of what you consider vices were common: human and infant sacrifice, imperial conquest of neighbors, looting of neighboring peoples, and even the ancient “civilized” cultures like Greece and Rome were soaked in brutality like slavery, enjoyment of gladiator spectacles, the subjugation of women, the burying of wives alive in the king’s grave and the rest of it.

In post-Christian cultures we get the return of brutalities and evil. Sometimes evil reared its ugly head even in cultures that are known as Christians today when men got ascendancy that did not act like they believed in Christ. It took real Christian who walked the talk to put an end to many of the evil practices of pagans and atheists, right up to the 20th century.

Even now, the worst evil regimes of the 21st century are the officially atheist ones in North Korea, while China is lessening it reign of terror to the extent it tolerates the believing Christians in its midst.

October 20, 2012

Bread and wine, Is it the Lord’s flesh or what?

October 14, 2012

Well, maybe Jesus’ word trumps Polycarp’s.

It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, [they] are spirit, and [they] are life. – John 6:63

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. – 1 John 5:8

Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. – Jn 6:68

And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. -Jn 6:69

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. -John 1:1

Rev 10:9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take [it], and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

Rev 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

Jn 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

1 Cor 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink [this] cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

And that’s that. Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. It starts at salvation, when the Word bears seed and the sheep hears the word of God and it begets faith in him to receive the Word of God. The son of God enters “cometh in the flesh” gives him eternal life.

In his blood is salvation, not cannibalism; in the bread we represent healing.

Jesus said he was GOING AWAY so the Comforter could come, and that we would then do even “greater things” than he did.

So he’s not here in the flesh anymore. Get over it. Thank God he’s in heaven.

Terminally ill woman who fought for right to die has change of heart – Yahoo! News

October 7, 2012

http://news.yahoo.com/grace-sungeun-lee-terminally-ill-woman-fought-die-180634682–abc-news-health.html

Well, God bless his girl Grace SungEun Lee.

She is making peace with her God, she says.

Me, my wife will make those decisions and I trust her judgment. You cannot trust the doctors on this one in my opinion. I’m not their husband or Dad or son. My wife loves me, and she would be the one left without me.

And even the worst cases have recovered, like the testimony in the next link of a pastor who was raised from the dead about three days after he was so declared, and even had been embalmed:

October 6, 2012
Resurrection River Valley

Resurrection River Valley (Photo credit: DCSL)

The Resurrection of Christ

The Resurrection of Christ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I found an interesting writing by Rich Wendling at the following link, an answer to “skeptic” Valerie Tarico at another link:
http://richwendling.wordpress.com/2012/10/01/pushing-people-out-of-the-church-part-6/

The article starts with

The fact that some naïve Bible study leader ignorantly thought that “dinosaur skeletons actually are the bones of the giants described in early books of the Bible” isn’t an argument against Biblical creationism. It does, however, point out the fact that too many Christians are ignorant of both science and the Bible

–> But then they object to using the cockamamie Hopeful Monster theory of evolution against Darwinian evolution. It proves nothing. The ancient Greeks, without visiting Galapagos, were the first to propose evolution. In fact, it is condemned explicitly in Jeremiah as a pagan idea:

Saying to a stock, Thou [art] my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned [their] back unto me, and not [their] face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us. – Jeremiah 2:27

Rich makes this point further on:

All origins theories other than the straight-forward Biblical account of six literal days a few thousand years ago take mankind’s fallible ideas and hold them in higher authority than God’s Word. All of these other theories question the authority of the straight-forward teaching of the Bible.

That’s true  but it’s important to mention that belief in the Bible is grounded not in the false “blind faith” professed by many Christians, but used as an accusation against all of us, but these God-deniers still have to prove they are not science-deniers by addressing the science that has converted many a scientist and atheist to young-earth creationist.

The very origin of Christianity is based on the hard evidence of the fact of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in bodily form. Demonstrably dead from the piercing of the Roman sword in his side to make sure, as historians say the Romans did to make sure of it, he was seen by “five hundred” in the flesh, eating with them and having  fellowship with them.

After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. — First Corinthians 15:6

As always, then, the arguments against the Biblical facts of Christianity are religious, whether they are made by “Christians” or by atheists or Darwinians.

Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, – Romans 1:22

Whence one of my favorite couple of verses:

[[To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.]] The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. – Psalm 19:1

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.- Isaiah 1:8

October 6, 2012

A blog that shows how atheists pick on clueless Christians to convert youth to their naturalistic faith.

Web-ling's World

A while back, I read an article on the left-wing, anti-religion, news-and-commentary website Alternet.org entitled, “8 Ways Christian Fundamentalists Make People Convert — to Agnosticism or Atheism,” by skeptic Valerie Tarico.

While I personally find most of the articles on this site either tasteless or just plain nonsense, this article caught my interest, because it contains some truths that Christians need to understand.

It’s important to recognize that people who reject Jesus Christ ultimately do so because they choose to suppress the truth (Romans 1:18-19). Unfortunately, there are also many things that those in the church do to push people away. As Tarico states, “if you read ExChristian testimonials you will notice that quite often church leaders or members do things that either trigger the deconversion process or help it along.”

I’ve found that I can learn a lot by listening to what skeptics say about their…

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October 6, 2012
Phillip Johnson and intelligent design profile...

Phillip Johnson and intelligent design profiled in the East Bay Express (Photo credit: Raymond Yee)

This is a photo I took on 2 June, 2007 at the ...

This is a photo I took on 2 June, 2007 at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, United States. I asked beforehand, and was granted permission to photograph on the property and release the photos to the public domain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Libel for being called a “creationist“, being lumped together with those who believe Adam and Eve and Noah were real people and the Bible is historically accurate? My, my. Badge of honor rather.

Of course we’re way different. Intelligent Design includes many self-described Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and one miniscule thread of atheism that even floated a proposal that believing in the Big Bang afterward )today) caused it to happen in our past. (Kid you not).

Science carried me with history, facts, logic catalysts from atheism to a fleeting belief in design by some entity but didn’t stop until the evidence for Adam and Noah became too obvious.

ID thinkers should check the mirror when they talk about young-earth creationists, compare their anti-creationist missives with their own criticisms of anti-designists. Especially when they pretend that young-earth creationists are not driven by evidence from science, or simply ignore it. Because evidence that the earth is young, evidence of the Flood, and verifications of predictions based on the Biblical narrative like Russel Humphreys’ calculations of planetary magnetic fields, are also scientific.

That said, most ID scientists and writers do not engage much in creationism-bashing. Eugenie Scott does mean the word “creationist” as an insult and as a propaganda trick when he uses it against Intelligent Design theory, so it’s fair to say he was trying to libel somebody with the label. But some do fault YEC (Young-Earth Creationists) wrongly as rejecting science. Andrew Flew fits there, as a believer in God that became a theist based on Design science, but still had pejorative and false labels for the God of the Bible. He may have progressed further before passing on, time will tell on the other side.

Libel for being called a “creationist”, being lumped together with those who believe Adam and Eve and Noah were real people and the Bible is historically accurate? My, my. Badge of honor rather.

Of course we’re way different. Intelligent Design includes many self-described Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and one miniscule thread of atheism that even floated a proposal that believing in the Big Bang afterward )today) caused it to happen in our past. (Kid you not).

Science carried me with history, facts, logic catalysts from atheism to a fleeting “designism” but didn’t stop until the evidence for Adam and Noah became too obvious.

“Designists” should check the mirror when they talk about young-earth creationists.