Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Atheists Quandary

Atheists do not believe in God.  That we all know.  But why do isthey continue to challenge in courts wavering this way and that,  their blatant arguments to leave God out of anything in schools or the public arena?

The Urban Dictionary defines atheism as:

1.) A person who lacks belief in a god or gods. People who use this definition categorize atheists as either negative (or implicit or weak) atheists or positive (or explicit or strong) atheists. Negative atheists, while they don’t believe in a god, do not positively assert that no gods exist. Positive atheists, however, do.

2.) A person who believes that no god or gods exist.

Those who consider themselves atheists (who are usually positive atheists) tend to define ‘atheist’ using the former definition, and those who believe in a god or gods tend to define ‘atheist’ using the latter. In both cases, this seems to be a demagogic practice intended to classify either as many or as few people as atheists as possible. Negative atheists are usually referred to as agnostics.

While neither definition of atheism entails any personality traits of atheists or of those who do believe in a god or gods (sometimes referred to as ‘theists’), both atheists and theists tend to believe that certain traits apply to all atheists/theists. Common myths about atheists include: all atheists are arrogant, immoral, rebellious, and/or intolerant; all atheists really believe in (the Christian) God and are simply in denial.

Some celebrity Atheists are Angelina Jolie, Warren Buffet, Lance Armstrong, Billie Joel (A Jew), Jack Nicholson, Howard Stern, (another Jew) who is “sickened by all religions.”

C. S. Lewis wrote in “Surprised by Joy”,  before his conversion,  “The natural step would have been to inquire a little more closely whether the Christians were, after all, wrong.  But I did not take it.  I thought I could explain their superiority without that hypothesis.  Absurdly (yet many Absolute Idealists have shared this absurdity) I thought that “the Christian myth” conveyed to unphilosophic minds as much of the truth, that is of Absolute Idealism, as they were capable of grasping, and that even much put them above the irreligious.  Those who could not rise to the notion of the Absolute would come nearer to the truth by belief in “a God” than by disbelief.  Those who could not understand how, as Reasoners, we participated in a timeless and therefore deathless world, would get a symbolic shadow of the truth by believing in a life after death.  The implication – that something which I and most other undergraduates could master without extraordinary pains would have been too hard for Plato, Dante, Hooker, and Pascal  – did not yet strike me as absurd. ”

What Lewis was trying to do, reading young, all the great writers was trying to find a reasoning, some explainable earthly way of rationalizing GOD.  It didn’t work.  He said, ” I distinguished this philosophical “God” very sharply (or so I said) from the God of popular religion.  There was, I explained no possibility of being in a personal relation with Him.  For I thought He projected us as a dramatist projects his characters, and I could no more “meet” Him than Hamlet could meet Shakespeare. I didn’t call Him “God” either, I called him “Spirit”.  One fights for one’s remaining comforts.”  Ahh..but Lewis was losing his battle as many realists eventually do.

“The odd thing was that before God closed in on me, I was in fact offered what now appears a moment of wholly free choice.”  That in essence is what Christ is all about.  He offers us a free choice.  And we can essentially go on our merry little way, believing all kinds of things, from intellectual relativism,  realism, cults, and denials;  the fact being, God lets us muddle in the miry muck until finally we come in and give up our will for His.   The fact,  like Lewis, many of us had a hard time letting go of the reign of self will.    He was in essence afraid of losing his freedom, when the truth of it is by giving our will over to God, we gain our freedom.

“Really, Lewis said, a young Atheist cannot guard his faith too carefully.  Dangers lie in wait for him on every side.  For the first time, I examined myself with a seriously practical purpose.  And there I found what appalled me; a zoo of lusts, a bedlam of ambitions, a nursery of fears, a harem of fondled hatreds.  My name was legion!”  (The demon.)  He goes on to say, ” My Adversary waived the point.  It sank into unimportance.  He would not argue about it.  He only said, “I am the Lord”; I am that I am”; I am.”

“People who are naturally religious find difficulty in understanding the horror of such a revelation.  Amiable agnostics will talk Cheerfully about “man search for God.”  To me, ” Lewis said, “as I was then was, they might as well have talked about the mouse’s search for the cat.  Such, do not generally want to be interfered with. In the Trinity Term of 1929, I gave in, and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed; perhaps, that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all England.  I did not see what is now the most shining and obvious thing; the Divine humility which will accept a convert even on such terms.  The Prodigal Son at least walked home on his own feet.  The hardness of God is kinder than the softness of men, and His compulsion is our liberation.”

Repentance means a change.  God wants to move us into His presence…in a life giving way.  You have to step into this new way that can be tension, yet glorious and wonderful.  Repent and believe are God’s requirements.  Hear what HE says to move His way.  Then we begin to act a NEW way.

John 3:3 Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a  man be born again, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. ”  3:15 ” That whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have Eternal Life. ”  3:17 ” For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that  the world through Him, might be saved.”

“For we are not as many, which corrupt the Word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God in the sight of God speak we in Christ. ” (Preach something other than the CROSS, as God is observing all our efforts and will accept on that which is in Christ.) “For in Jesus Christ neither Circumcision availeth any thing nor uncircumcision but, a new creature.”  Galations 6:15 (Blows all of  man’s religious ceremonies and idealist thinking, to pieces.)  We are to become that NEW CREATURE, once saved and converted – all things passed away!  If not, then the question of salvation becomes questioned, when your friends and lifestyle haven’t changed.   It all begins as Lewis said, with repentance.  For we are all sinners after all.   Wherefore, the Aethists argument too, go right out the proverbial window, for it has long ago been answered.  Albeit,  as a Christian, who believes in God, and this country, America, that was founded on Christianity, I too will fight to keep the God of hope and faith in tact.

When renowned Christian author C.S. Lewis died Nov. 22, 1963, of kidney failure, his passing was overshadowed.   It was the same day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas.  On Friday, the 50th anniversary of the deaths, churches and civic groups across the nation will honor the man who helped shape much of modern Christian thought with books like “Mere Christianity,” “The Problem of Pain,” and “The Chronicles of Narnia” series.   I may make note here also, that John F. Kennedy, though Catholic, was pro-life, and he hated Communism!  By all of today’s Democrats in Washington, he would have appeared a conservative in comparison.   For this progressive Socialistic move hadn’t yet appeared in the 60’s.   How our standards and ethics have become so depraved.   Yet, there is only one answer, then and now,  for all the divisiveness so rampant, from racism, morality,  to denying God.  America must come back on her knees,  and let the only one who matters back in our hearts, starting with true repentance.

On C. S. Lewis

http://youtu.be/rH2DEOxvaWk

Kirston Powers finds Jesus

http://www.westernjournalism.com/reporter-comes-closet/

Atheist Scientist Finds God

http://youtu.be/1qygy14tC3I

Overwhelming Evidence

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Thanksgiving

thanksgiv-dayMy prayer this Thanksgiving that America comes back to Jesus. As Christians, what category do we fall under, the religious reprobate, a pharisee, or an apostate. Do we really give Jesus all the glory in all things? I can’t force anyone to love me, for it is a heart problem that only God can deal with so we bear fruit. This was an eye opening study…for a lot of Christians, will not be going to Heaven. My hope after Billie Grahams broadcast is that America falls on our knees. We have much to be Thankful for with Thanksgiving approaching. But, we have far more to repent of. We need to come back to the Cross and MERCY!

Hear David’s cries to the Lord, in Psalm 26:1  “Judge ME O Lord; for I have walked in My integrity; I have trusted also in the LORD;  therefore I shall not slide.  2. Examine me O LORD, and prove ME; try MY reins and MY HEART. ” (Every child of God who is saved should urge the Holy Spirit to probe DEEP within the heart to  “prove me” – to see if we are abiding in the Word of God and NOT A MAN-MADE GOSPEL!) Expositors Study Bible.

Verse 4.  “I have hated the congregation of evildoers and will not sit with the wicked.”  (Those of the “world”. Those who are opposed to the true Gospel of Christ; with those that are heathen, our LORD will not participate and neither should we.)  9.  “Gather not my soul with sinners, nor my life with bloody men;  In whose hands is mischief, and their right hand full of bribes.”   We are IN this world but not of it, and are not supposed to keep the company of the UNGodly…UNsaved!

“Be careful for nothing but in everything, by prayer and supplication with THANKSGIVING….let your requests be known unto God. ”  Wherefore Lord this Thanksgiving, as disgusted as I am with the way America has gone, I will put you first LORD…I give you my prayers and love you Lord, for you have NEVER ever let me down in the 30+ years I have been saved.  You took off the blinders.  Having been brought up in a Congregational church as a child, thinking I was a Christian all those first 18 years of my life, even teaching Sunday School.  But when you convicted me Lord of my sins, to tears and repentance,  I found the error of my ways and my walk.  From that moment on, All things of this world, have been forsaken, and I only concentrate on pleasing YOU Lord, and I praise you and give you ALL the Glory in All things.   I glory in your presence Lord and repent when I  do not obey and follow you as I should.  In YOU and only you do I put my trust.  So this Thanksgiving my prayer is that we ALL get down on our knees in prayer and Let Jesus in our hearts, and pray too, that we get America back to you Lord.  Let everyone be touched by your Holy Spirit Lord, with a mighty move of you God to move across America as the 2nd Great Awakening as what happened after the Revolutionary War with John Whitefield.  Let us all give THANKS in prayer and supplication.  And it all begins too, with repentance.  Amen.

I believe we are getting so close to the Rapture, and I also believe in this teaching on the Four Blood Moons, starting April 2014 -2015, eclipses, that are all on Jewish holidays.  It IS time for America to repent and come back to the CROSS!

THE FOUR BLOOD MOONS:

 

 

Obama vs Capitalism

41fMVVnNzCL._SX354_BO1,204,203,200_I thought I would post exerpts of this article on Barack Obama’s  time served at Columbia University, having all the influences of Communism and an Islamic, Marxist ideology.  The article by Wayne Allyn Root,  “What Obama and I Learned at Columbia”

“The economy in deep decline; the disappearance of jobs; the annihilation of the middle class; the demonization of business owners; the destruction of small business with onerous regulations and taxes; the overwhelming debt and spending of out-of-control government; the millions of Americans losing their health insurance; and the unimaginable increase in dependency through welfare, food stamps, unemployment, disability, and now free  health care.

It’s all easily explained when you hear what Obama and I learned at Columbia.

America’s decline under Obama isn’t due to mistake, ignorance, or incompetence at the hands of a community organizer. It’s a purposeful, brilliant plan hatched at Columbia University to destroy capitalism, American exceptionalism, Judeo-Christian values, and the American Dream.

What matters is what Obama learned and experienced at Columbia. My classmates hated America. They spoke with glee about one day  ”taking the system down.” They blamed America for “unfairness, racism, inequality, and lack of social justice.”

Recognize those words?

My classmates proudly called themselves socialists, communists, and Marxists. Even though almost all of them came from wealthy families (or perhaps because of it), they hated the rich and despised business owners. They talked about how the “white power structure” had to be dismantled, business owners bankrupted, and capitalism destroyed. Everything in their minds was based on “social justice.”

Obamacare isn’t about health care. It’s about bankrupting the middle class and addicting it to government dependency. It’s about redistributing wealth from the middle class and small business to Obama’s voters (the poor and unions). Its goal is to wipe out the last vestiges of middle class America, creating a two-class society: the super rich and the poor (both beholden to Obama).

Obama learned well, it’s working to perfection.

So that explains the plan. But how do you implement it? We were taught that at Columbia too.

A key component of the plan involved fooling the voters by calling yourself “moderate” and a “uniter,” even though you are a radical Marxist. We were taught to never admit what you really believe in. It involved demonizing your opponents, calling them “evil, greedy, extreme, radical, and terrorist.” Look in the mirror and call your opponents the very things you are.

Obama learned well.

The plan taught us to hide your true intensions (in other words- lie, misrepresent, commit fraud). So Obamacare is about “saving the uninsured,” as opposed to income redistribution.

Government regulations are to “protect us from global warming,” as opposed to wiping out small business.

Amnesty for illegal immigrants is about “fairness,” as opposed to creating 12 million new Democratic voters.

t’s always about lying to coverup the Marxist agenda of destroying the middle class, redistributing wealth, and putting big government in control of our every move. Why the lies? We were taught at Columbia that “It’s for the greater good” and “We know what’s best for those people” and ”The ends justify the means.”

Obama learned well.

But the key to it all is to “boil the frog slowly.” We learned at Columbia to set the fire low, so the frog wouldn’t complain. By the time he realized what was happening, he’d be cooked.

That’s why every Obama speech starts and ends with “I’m here to save the middle class,” while his actions are annihilating them. He’s boiling the frog slowly. By the time the middle class realizes he’s the killer, and they’re the prey, they’ll already be dead.

The root (excuse the pun) of every Obama policy, everything Obama does, and everything happening to the U.S. economy, all started at Columbia. The entire Obama agenda to overwhelm the system, wipe out the middle class, bankrupt small business, and destroy capitalism, was hatched at Columbia. Obama may not have attended class, but he learned well.

He should have received the Karl Marx Award for “Student Most Likely to Destroy America.”

For full text and Wayne’s book, Refer to:

http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/barack-obama-the-ghost-of-columbia-university/