Have you noticed how things have reversed lately? Racism, contrary to popular belief, is not dead. In fact, it is thriving. But African Americans are no longer the target. Neither are Hispanics, Asians, or any other race. Whites are.
Something is very wrong when you cannot hire a white guy because you don’t have enough black guys working for you. Something is wrong when the government steps in and gives the majority population a slap on the wrists just for being white.
If you want racism to die, let it die. Don’t remind everybody that there used to be prejudice towards race by letting the pendulum swing in the opposite direction. Forcing whites to compensate for past wrongs is like jumper cables to hate.
Perhaps I am coming across a little too frustrated. My problem isn’t with the people, I guess. After all, I believe I am growing up in a “color blind” generation. What a blessed thing that is.
But why can’t the government slap a “mission accomplished” sticker on all these regulations and leave us be?
A very late and very sorry author,
P.S. My next post won’t be so political. I promise.
Worship in its purest form does not always require extra time from your schedule. It is so permeated into everything that you cannot do anything without worship.
America is very good at worship. Too bad we worship sex.
I just finished watching a movie, Iron Man 2, with a bunch of my buddies. During the movie I was deeply moved by a realization of how things have changed in the very short time that I’ve been alive. People no longer hope for sex or lustful scenes in a film: they expect it.
Iron Man 2 proved to be an altar upon which to worship sex. Not by devoting a specific scene or lengthy amount of time to it, but by allowing it to permeate everything.
Look at the magazines next time your going through checkout. Before you turn them over (I hope) take note of how many promote sex. Or better yet, find one that doesn’t.
Don’t get me wrong. Sex is a good thing. I often get accusations from atheists concerning the Songs of Solomon. That book, along with Proverbs and a few others, are very explicit in their sexual content. Not because they were trying to sell to the general public, but because God said that it is good, and must be kept good.
The devil is incapable of creating pleasure. So He must take something that God has created for us, and find a way to make it sinful. They say that prostitution is the oldest occupation. That’s because The Enemy was quick to learn that sex is both very pleasurable, and very easy to pollute. Sex is like a mousetrap, with many intricate pieces necessary for it to work properly. Let us look at Gods formula:
One Man, One Woman.
What happens when you alter these elements?
One Man, Many Woman.
This is the most popular alteration in America. Sexual “freedom”. Having a sexual partner without any commitment.
Homosexuality. Built upon emotion and fed by Hollywood’s idea of “love”.
Lust can consume like a fire fed with gasoline. It has gotten to the point that you no longer need a partner to take advantage of the sex drive. I heard a statistic that %60 of internet usage is for pornography. I really, really want to write about that soon.
Our weapon of defense: 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
“For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”
Examine your thoughts, your motives, your desires.
My Father and Mother purchased me a couple of books for my eighteenth birthday. One of which was “The Screwtape Letters” by C.S. Lewis.
I have heard a little bit about it from people in my church, so I had expectations when I first opened it up. At first I didn’t care for it very much. Not because the material was bad, but the way it was presented was so new to me. Lewis calls it “Diabolical Ventriloquism.”
He writes in the place of Screwtape, a senior demon who was promoted from tempting to administration in Hell after a successful campaign on Earth against God through human beings. He writes to His novice nephew, Wormwood, and offers advice for waging spiritual warfare.
It is difficult at first to position yourself to be comfortable when Screwtape talks. His good is our bad, and His bad is our Good. But once it naturally flows past you, you begin to see the genius of Lewis’ writing.
I have never before been so challenged by a book. It has forced me to look at myself through both the eyes of God and Satan. Wanting to please my Lord, while at the same time evading the temptations and tactics of Demons. Everything temporal in my life came into view.
After reading it, I have learned much about prayer, faith, love, joy, hobbies, habits, sin, and countless other things.
If you are looking for a book, I recommend this one. You will not regret it.
Thanks for reading!
“Father, I have a problem. It’s weighing heavy on me. It’s all I can think about, night and day. Before I bring it to you in prayer, I suppose I should pray for those who are less fortunate than me-those in this world who have hardly enough food for this day, and for those who don’t have a roof over their heads at night. I also pray for families who have lost loved ones in sudden death, for parents whose children have leukemia, for the many people who are dying of brain tumors, for the hundreds of thousands who are laid waste with other terrible cancers, for people whose bodies have been suddenly shattered in car wrecks, for those who are lying in hospitals with agonizing burns over their bodies, whose faces have been burned beyond recognition. I pray for people with emphysema, whose eyes fill with terror as they struggle for every breath merely to live, for those who are tormented beyond words by irrational fears, for the elderly who are wracked with the pains of aging, whose only ‘escape’ is death.
“I pray for people who are watching their loved ones fade before their eyes through the grief of Alzheimer’s disease, for the many thousands who are suffering the agony if AIDS, for those who are in such despair they are contemplating suicide, for people who are tormented by the demons of alcoholism and drug addiction. I pray for children who have been abandoned by their parents, for those who are sexually abused, for wives held in quiet despair, beaten and abused by cruel drunken husbands, for people whose minds have been destroyed by mental disorders, for those who have lost everything in floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes. I pray for the blind, who never see the faces of the ones they love or the beauty of a sunrise, for those whose bodies are deformed by painful arthritis, for the many whose lives will be taken from them today by murderers, for those wasting away on their deathbeds in hospitals.
“Most of all, I cry out for the millions who don’t know the forgiveness that is in Jesus Christ…for those who in a moment of time will be swept into Hell by the cold hand of death, and find to their utter horror the unspeakable vengeance of eternal fire. They will be eternally damned to everlasting punishment. O God, I pray for them.
“Strange. I can’t seam to remember what my problem was. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”
(Taken from the Evidence Bible)
Anyone else tired of watching the world go down hill?
I wish I knew what to do about it. I can post all day long about why it’s wrong, but God’s already done that. It’s called a conscience. So if man is able to ignore God, surely they are able to ignore me.
I know that in the end days evil will abound. But where is the Holy Spirit? Isn’t that supposed to be overflowing as well?
Perhaps I know why it hasn’t been overflowing in my life. Or this country. In my video, The Passion Promise, Paris Reidhead is quoted saying “…are you using God as an end or a means?” I, for one, have been using Him as a means to my own end. I’ve been so distant from Him, because He hasn’t been anything more to me than a way to fix my life or this country. Maybe a little more. But not enough.
Even writing this out, I noticed that I called the Holy Spirit an it. I don’t think He likes that.
I’ve even started to write sermons based upon what I think the people need, and not what God wants.
There are so many people in this world, myself included, who are capable of declaring war on sin, evil, and the flesh. But instead of using the immense power given to us by God we raise our white flags almost proudly declaring peace with a world that hates Christ. Not for God’s sake, obviously, but for our own selfish desires and ambition.
Who are we that we should even consider our own fate when there are thousands of souls, within and without the church, over whom the Lord weeps? They will spend an eternity in Hell because I wont spend a minute in surrender sharing the gospel. Shame on me. I deserve a fate worse than theirs.
Who are we that we think we have the right to a comfortable life? We rub the name of Jesus Christ in the mud. He denied comfort and chose instead the most gruesome way to die after living a most humble lifestyle. There are 159,000 Christian slain every year, and I distance myself from them.
Who are we to call ourselves Christians? We use the word so flippantly. I don’t have the right to the word any more than I could call myself a U.S. Marine.
Perhaps nobody does. At least I see that now.
Soldier in Training
I haven’t been this angry in a long time.
In 2008 voters came together to decide the fate of same-sex marriage in California. 52.47% of voters wanted it restricted to only one man and one woman. With a lead of about 504,000 votes, it was an obvious decision.
But lately the government doesn’t care about the opinion of its people.
Yesterday, August 4th 2010, federal judge Vaughn R. Walker told the American people that He understands the constitution better than the rest of us. By stamping the ban as “unconstitutional” He essentially gave the millions of voters a pat on the head while saying “Silly people. Law is government.”
We don’t want this. We told them we don’t want this. We are the people the constitution defends, and it is instead being used against us because a judge fails to interpret it beyond His own nearsightedness.
I’m not going to argue about the morality of homosexuality. I already did that. But I want you to realize where morality comes from:
If there is a God, then it comes from Him.
If there is no god, then it is the opinion of the majority.
But there is a God, and He says no. And the opinion of the majority also says no.
It is a proud and arrogant thing for this judge to say otherwise.
Pray for Him. Pray for Him hard.
My family doesn’t have kind words for dating. I’ve been brought up to view it as both pointless and dangerous. And when I went through a time of questioning that fact, Dad brought to light the example of Jacob: a man who was very diligent in marrying the right woman.
Although I now see eye-to-eye with my Dad concerning dating, I don’t think Jacob was all He was said to be.
I was reading over His account a week-or-so ago and I realized just how ridiculous His life actions were.
Let us go through a list:
Black and white. That is how the law starts out when it is written on our hearts (Romans 2:15.)
But God gave us a clever mind. A mind that is capable of reasoning away anything we wish to. We can convince ourselves that theft is okay, if you take only a little. Or that lying doesn’t matter, so long as nobody gets hurt.
Abortion is no exception to this list of exceptions.
I don’t care who you are. You could be the great grandchild of Adolf Hitler, but if you saw a small child about to be murdered, you would do everything you could to prevent it from happening.
Unless, of course, that child is in the womb.
Our culture has argued itself stupid with abortion, when in its simplest forms, we are killing babies.
They reason that they are not living, yet they feel pain.
They say that they are just extension of the mothers body, no more than a zit, yet it can have a completely different blood type.
I could go on with a list of reasons why I think abortion is wrong. But I’m going to let God do the talking.
The Value of Children (more…)
I was reading an article by an atheist a very long time ago, and He used this image to argue that God was evil.
Before I discuss whether it is evil for God to kill people, I want to point something out about this image. It’s very inaccurate. God has killed many more people than 2,038,344. He cursed all of humanity, dealing us the inevitable blow of death.
Let us begin with the 9/11/01 attacks on America.
So many people ask the question “how can a good God allow this?” I have heard many answers. Some very good. But I wish to offer my own to you. It begins with an assumption. Let’s assume that 50% of the people in the twin towers were sinless, Godly people who deserved to go to heaven. And the remaining 50% were sinful wretches who deserved to go to Hell.
Please note that this is pure speculation and I am in no way trying to judge or belittle any of the victims of 9/11.
When the airplanes struck the towers, and when they eventually collapsed, all the people who deserved Heaven went to Heaven, and all the people who deserved Hell went to Hell. Why is this evil?
For those who deserve Heaven, Earth is the closest thing to Hell they will ever experience and thus desire to leave.
For those who deserve Hell, Earth is the closest thing to Heaven they will ever experience and their judgment will be good.
Who deserves Hell and who deserves Heaven?
During our assumption the people who deserved Heaven or Hell were split into a clean 50 – 50. Do you know the actual percentage of people who deserve Hell?
We have all committed sins against a righteous God and deserve His wrath.
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;“
Few seem to grasp this. And is it no wonder, when we are bombarded by “you deserve this” and “you deserve that” in our commercials, radio and newspapers?
When God kills somebody He has the full authority to do so. Does this anger you?
What if you turned on the television and saw on the news that a judge allowed a serial killer go, simply because he was sorry? Would that anger you? Of course it would, because the judge was not good in his decision.
Would you be angry if the judge sentenced the man to death? Probably not, for that is a righteous and just decision.
When God sentences a man to death, it is because that man deserves it. And any anger you feel is due to your own pride and inflated image of self-worth.
See yourself as God sees you, and then you will know the balance between love, wrath and mercy.
Here is a fantastic video depicting the inconsistent laws in place to protect animals and even flowers from being killed, all the while leaving our children vulnerable to abortion.
It covers a great many other points, all of which I agree with.
I still plan on writing my own remarks concerning abortion, but this will do for now.