Sunday, April 6, 2014

True Christian Diet

There is an old saying that says, “You are what you eat” (See Note1). In general this means that if you eat healthier you will be healthier. I have travelled to over 40 different countries and few have the hang-ups that plague the food culture of the USA. We label everything - by forced government mandate no less - with warnings that keep the lawyers busy and calorie counters desperate. All to no avail it appears because people will “always” eat either what they like best or what they can afford. I qualify the “always” in the last sentence because Uncle Satan, uh . . Sam, is trying very hard lately to encroach on yet one more freedom by telling us what we must eat!
Sadly, many “churches” have become little more than a means for the spiritual sanction of a nanny welfare state led by a secular environment more concerned with saving an “endangered species” than saving a soul. Too many would rather share a smile with a sodomite rather than risk a frown (or worse) for witnessing about Christ. Coming soon to a church near you this Passover: a Eucharist with a grape juice that is alcohol free, certified organic, non-genetically modified, fair trade practice, FDA and AHA approved, and sugar free; and, a wafer that is made from quinoa (wheat gluten is out) that is certified organic, non-genetically modified, fair trade practice, FDA and AHA approved, and sugar free. Both blessed by the Feds.
Alas, I digress. What do you feed on in your spiritual diet? Do you even have a spiritual diet? Do you primarily feed on the processed food shelled out by others or do you actually go for the raw organic stuff straight from the Word? Does your source teach, preach, and practice what the Word says or is there a faint aroma of a biased agenda from the bureaucracy of a state approved, man-made “church”.
Just as you cannot blame your poor health on a doctor if you have lousy eating practices you cannot blame your poor spiritual health on someone else either. It is up to you to know if you are feeding your soul on junk food or the latest food craze from the “experts”.
When Jesus comes again it will be too late to change your diet:
Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the kingdom of heaven — only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. On that day, many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did not we prophesy in your name, and in your name cast out demons and do many powerful deeds?' Then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you. Go away from me, you lawbreakers!
(Matthew 7:21-23)
See Note1 -- In an essay titled Concerning Spiritualism and Materialism, 1863/4, Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach wrote: "Der Mensch ist, was er ißt", which in English translates as 'man is what he eats'.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Ham vs Nye

I strongly believe in Creation and not macro evolution; and, while I don’t hold the same views as Ken Ham, for those that haven’t had the chance to see the Ken Ham and Bill Nye debate I recommend you try to catch a showing of it. I had already read a few comments on it when I finally had a chance to it on C-SPAN. The debate was to be the evolutionist view versus the creationist view. Many in the evolutionist’s camp were strongly against such a public debate and the reason for this worry was obvious during the debate. Nye repeatedly, in almost every session, had to resort to personal attacks on Ken Ham instead of focusing on the interpretation of the scientific evidence. Nye even made several errors concerning the scientific evidence - no matter who is doing the interpretation.
The science community was right to worry. Consider the following quote:
“The debate with Nye ‘has drawn countless believers and unbelievers alike to consider the Creation Museum’s teachings about the true history of the universe,’ wrote an AIG staffer after the debate.
For mainstream scientists, it's a terrifying thought.”
                              (For the article cited click here.)
Nye did okay as “Bill Nye the Science Guy” in his PBS show for kids. He should have stuck with trying to teach kids, his abilities in the arena of science to educate beyond the grade school level are sorely lacking. Even those that despise creationism admit this and claim the debate was a nightmare for science (click here) - though they blame it on politics not the interpretation of evidence.
I wonder how long it will be until an evolutionist tries a public debate again - if they ever do!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Are you fighting or just watching?

   Excerpt from the speech "Citizenship in a Republic"
delivered at the Sorbonne, in Paris, France on 23 April, 1910

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. -- Theodore Roosevelt

Jesus told us we must carry our own cross and that His followers would suffer. Are you in the arena or just watching?

LGBT attacks!

I want to offer my apologies to my readers. It’s been a few weeks since I posted. With the recent events in the news I decided to head out to the desert for a bit and ponder some things. I try to keep my articles nonpolitical; but, as a Black Robe Regiment member I do express political concerns in the “Thought for the Week".
As if the rapid increase in the persecution of believers worldwide wasn’t bad enough, the rapid increase of the successes of the homosexual agenda is more troubling. Cowardice is running rampant. The Catholics have decided to “recognize” homosexual civil unions and the Governor of Arizona showed her cowardice by backing down and destroying the Constitutional right to the free exercise of religion for us Arizonans. If Clinton was the first “black” president then Obama is the first homosexual president.
          The US of A is no longer a superpower nor does it deserve to be. As citizens of the US the homosexuals have a right to their own sexual perversions - they do not have the right to trample my Constitutional right to the free exercise of my religion! Obama, Ag Holder, the AZ Governor , and many more are cowards and not worthy to represent any Americans. They have all violated their oaths.
          I truly thank YHWH that the Catholic Church does not have the power it once held. Both the US of A and the Catholic Church are antichrists. The Catholic Church always has been, the US of A has become one.
          The homosexual crowd has gotten so powerful that even the World Bank and the UN are blackmailing countries that do not support that agenda.
          I used to fear for our children’s future ability to openly worship YHWH. Satan has been quicker than that - I now fear for our ability to openly teach our children to worship YHWH!
The one who testifies to these things says, "Yes, I am coming soon!" Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!
(Revelation 22:20)
          As a worshipper of our God and Creator YHWH, and a servant of our Lord and Master Jesus Christ, I pray that YHWH will send His Son again soon . . .  very soon . . .

Sunday, February 16, 2014

for KJV worshippers

. . . according to their works:
The KJV inserts the word “god”, but with a capital “G”, over a dozen times where the word is not in the text that was translated. Look at any KJV+ and you can see the proof yourself (e.g. Luke 20:16)! The DRB, which is in some ways a Catholic version of the KJV, does the same thing. The KJV and the DRB do this by using the phrase “God forbid” when neither the word “God” or “forbid” is in the text being translated - no matter what codex you use.
          Many folks worship their KJV more than they do YHWH. They depend on their KJV for the truth instead of what Jesus told them to turn to - the Holy Spirit. The KJV has become an idol to be defended more than the truths it contains. Tell a KJV’er you do not believe in God and they may try to share the Gospel with you. Tell them you are a “Christian” but that you do not believe the KJV is perfect and they often treat you with disdain as if you are a demon; and, if you dare try to change their minds they may well react as if you are working for satan.
          Worse yet, they worship their KJV so dearly they refuse to even consider the teachings of Paul as false. Their devotion to the words of man has blinded them to the Truth of YHWH.
          Saddest of all is that many KJV’ers also hold this devotion without having truly studied what any Bible says - even their precious idol the KJV. If they did then perhaps their eyes would not be turned “down” to read a book but Heavenward to the true teacher of Truth, the Holy Spirit. I would say inward but until they break the spell of KJV idol worship turning inward may reveal a different spirit entirely for most.
          There are entire websites dedicated, not the spreading of the Gospel, but to promoting the KJV itself and ridiculing any who disagree. A book, a simple chunk of wood reshaped and worked by the hand of man.
The rest of humanity, who had not been killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so that they did not stop worshiping demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood — idols that cannot see or hear or walk about.
(Revelation 9:20)

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Scientists and YHWH

Many so called educated folks today treat those who worship YHWH instead of science as if we must be stupid. Do you know anyone who thinks that science (or reason) and belief in God are incompatible? Maybe they should consider the thoughts on that subject from some “great thinkers”:

From religion comes a man's purpose; from science, his power to achieve it. Sometimes people ask if religion and science are not opposed to one another. They are: in the sense that the thumb and fingers of my hands are opposed to one another. It is an opposition by means of which anything can be grasped. -- William H. Bragg

I find it as difficult to understand a scientist who does not acknowledge the presence of a superior rationality behind the existence of the universe as it is to comprehend a theologian who would deny the advances of science. -- Wernher Von Braun

The more I study science, the more I believe in God. -- Albert Einstein

The laws of nature are but the mathematical thoughts of God. -- Euclid

The question of whether there exists a Creator and Ruler of the Universe has been answered in the affirmative by some of the highest intellects that have ever existed. -- Charles Darwin

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world. -- Paul Dirac

I believe that the more thoroughly science is studied, the further does it take us from anything comparable to atheism.
If you study science deep enough and long enough, it will force you to believe in God. -- William Kelvin

It was not by accident that the greatest thinkers of all ages were deeply religious souls. -- Max Planck

This sense of wonder leads most scientists to a Superior Being – der Alte, the Old One, as Einstein affectionately called the Deity – a Superior Intelligence, the Lord of all Creation and Natural Law. -- Abdus Salam

Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual...The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both. -- Carl Sagan

A scientific discovery is also a religious discovery. There is no conflict between science and religion. Our knowledge of God is made larger with every discovery we make about the world. -- Joseph H. Taylor, Jr.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Are you going to be like a pillar of salt?

Remember Lot’s wife.

(Luke 17:32)

          Have you ever taken the time to ponder why Jesus said this?

          She was saved from destruction (with Sodom), but, she then disobeyed YHWH and so was destroyed anyway (Genesis 19:26). Just a small, simple turn of her head condemned her - disobedience has no size or complexity. Either you are obeying or you are not. Being obedient is like being pregnant - either you are or you are not.

          Lot’s wife is but one of many examples Jesus could have used. Nadab and Abihu, Aaron’s sons, also disobeyed in a small and simple manner - and were struck down for it (Leviticus 10:2/2, Numbers 3:4 and 26:21).

          YHWH said:

But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God; on it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, or your male servant, or your female servant, or your cattle, or the resident foreigner who is in your gates.

(Exodus 20:10)

          The Sabbath was and is on Saturday. Nadab and Abihu thought it was no big deal to change how they worshipped YHWH from He had told them. They were wrong. Are you honoring YHWH’s Sabbath as He has commended or do you go along with the manmade traditional change to Sunday?

          Jesus said:

                              If you love me, you will obey my commandments.

(John 14:15)

          Jesus said He will not save those who disobey YHWH:

Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of heaven -only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. On that day, many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, didn't we prophesy in your name, and in your name cast out demons and do many powerful deeds?' Then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you. Go away from me, you lawbreakers!

(Matthew 7:21-23)

          There is still time. Remember:

You must observe the Sabbath rather than doing anything you please on my holy day. You must look forward to the Sabbath and treat the LORD's holy day with respect. You must treat it with respect by refraining from your normal activities, and by refraining from your selfish pursuits and from making business deals.

(Isaiah 58:13)

          Jesus did not die to give you a free ticket. He died so you would be made pure enough for YHWH to give you the grace of His Holy Spirit, to enable you to obey. Only your sins as a non-believer are forgiven by His sacrifice. Consider: Is a pardoned prisoner free from obeying the law after his pardon or is he expected to be grateful enough to become law abiding?

Remember Lot’s wife.

(Luke 17:32)