Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Problem of Religion.3

"To those who set themselves up to be your judges I say, judgment upon you, false teachers. Hypocrites! You, who will never enter the kingdom of heaven, bar the very way to those who long to go in. You travel across land and sea to gain one proselyte; and when that person is won, you make them two times more the children of hell than you are yourselves. Do you not merit great damnation?" 

"Mama always told me that I should play nice
She didn't know you when she gave me that advice..."
from "Done" by The Band Perry

Merciful that Jesus didn't always play nice.

Let His words sink in:
   "You will NEVER enter the kingdom of heaven."
   "Two Times More The Children of Hell Than You Are!"

'Beware of hypocrisy,' the Lord says, 'for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed, neither hid, that shall not be known.' What is hypocrisy? The desire to look better than you are; the hiding of things you do, because you would not be supposed to do them, because you would be ashamed to have them known where you are known. The doing of them is foul; the hiding of them, in order to appear better than you are, is fouler still. The man who does not live in his own consciousness as in the open heavens, is a hypocrite-and for most of us the question is, are we growing less or more of such hypocrites? Are we ashamed of not having been open and clear? Are we fighting the evil thing which is our temptation to hypocrisy?" -MacDonald, The Final Unmasking

How are Disciples of Hypocrites two times more the children of Hell? Because they lose the trappings of righteousness and turn on those who would call them to account. They are the ones who call evil good and good evil.  They are the ones who justify the unnatural, heinous and immoral in the name of "progress".

Case in point: the USA just passed the 43rd anniversary of the infamous Supreme Court decision, Roe v Wade, giving "legal" cover for the murder of 59 million innocents in the name of "women's rights". If that hypocrisy weren't bad enough, today's disciples of Abortion, advocate the most hellish of practices: dissecting and selling baby body parts using taxpayer money to accomplish their abhorrent work. Rather than these false teachers getting their due and sitting in prison for their crimes, the brave souls who exposed the atrocities are now on trial! 

Two times the children of hell...who will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Judgment upon you, False Teachers! 
You merit great damnation!

America, if we don't repent, we merit great damnation!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

The Problem of Religion.2

"Beware of false teachers who stand before you wearing sheep's clothing. Beneath their guise hides a ravenous wolf.
They follow their true master, the evil one, and do as he commands them. He was a murderer from the beginning, and never told the truth, because there was never truth in him. When he lies, he speaks in character, for he is a liar, and the father of lies." 

The familiar flashing lights ahead of me alerted that the school bus was picking up another student.  I watched as the child left the tender comfort and security at his mother's side, walked a few steps, turned, waved then boarded. A moment like that is easy to slight for its seeming insignificance, yet it is filled with a priceless eternal treasure: trust.  

Trust conquers anxiety.  Trust builds bridges and strengthens bonds. Trust unites.  Trust heals. Trust returns the investment of hope. 

Trust is itself built of Truth. 

Nothing destroys trust more than a lie.

No lie is more powerful than that wrapped in the trappings of truth.

A worldwide phenomenon is occurring under the guise of the "Happy Spirit", eudaemonism, the idea that the highest ethical goal is happiness and personal well-being. The lie that the best guide for right action is good feelings.
Translation: if it feels good it must be right. If it is right, it must be true.

We watch with despair as The Liar --with the aid of a colorful, whimsical, powerful visual media-- informs, shapes, squeezes and molds a culture, devouring the soul of a nation as it devours the conscience of its people.

The salt of truth, having lost its saltiness, lies trampled on the shifting sands of a withering society.  Where is the Truth of Marriage?  Of Sex? Of Conception? Of Life? Of Manhood? Of Beauty? Of Nuturing? Of Family? Of Virtue? Of Courage? Of the Nature of things?

The ravenous wolf demands submission not tolerance or equality.  
"A law was just passed in Washington mandating that bathrooms and locker room across the state be made accessible to "transgenders." That isn't new, although this is the first example of something like it being enacted statewide all at once.But the really incredible part is that the law also makes it ILLEGAL for a business owner or landlord to "misgender" a gender-confused person. In other words, if a cross dressing man wants to be called "she," the rule states that employers and property owners must comply or face legal ramifications. They must verbally endorse and affirm a lie, or endure the consequences.

In New York City, a similar ordinance was just passed. Just like Washington, business owners must use the "preferred pronoun" when talking to or about "transgenders," or risk a 250 thousand dollar fine. This is serious stuff, folks. This is the government forcing people to verbally affirm untruths. I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it.

We talk about political correctness, but it's important to understand what the term means. These days, the PC police are out to impose falsehoods. Political correctness is a tool liberals use to undermine and ultimately banish truth." -Blogger Matt Walsh
In God We Trust.  In God We Know Trust because in God We Know Truth. A generation of Americans may never enjoy its tender comfort and security. We find ourselves turning, waving, boarding a bus to despair, fear, mistrust and distrust.

What can the righteous do when the foundations are destroyed?  Keep seeking and speaking the Truth. Especially against this lie. The highest ethical, spiritual, emotional, mental, physical goal is not happiness it is Oneness

Oneness with our Creator/Father/Savior/Friend.

Oneness prayed for, bought and paid for by our Redeemer, Jesus The Christ!

Sunday, January 10, 2016


"Take heed; beware of living your life on religious "food."
By now you have certainly forgotten the five loaves that fed the five thousand, with twelve baskets left over, and the seven loaves that fed the four thousand and the plenty that remained. 

But I am not speaking to you about earthly food. No, I have come to warn you against feeding on the ideas and false teachings of those who market in religion.

In vain such people worship me, teaching as doctrines what are merely the inventions of men. Preoccupied with their own superstitions, they have forgotten the commandments of God."


Oops. We forgot to Beware.

We forget that we don't remember things.

We don't remember there is a difference between "faith in"
and "belief about."

We don't remember that what a man believes is how he lives.

We don't remember that a preponderance of opinion, no matter how considerable, is insignificant to an act of faith, no matter how simple.

We don't remember that to know doctrines and theologies is no substitute for obedience.

We don't remember that to obey the commandments of God is to understand.

Or maybe we never knew...

Friday, January 1, 2016

2016 Resolute Righteousness

"In your majesty ride out victoriously
for the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; let your right hand teach you awesome deeds!"
-Psalm 45:4

Do you need a cause in 2016?  

How about this one: 

  • Truth
  • Meekness
  • Righteousness
"I have been initiated into the company of those whose work is to rid the world of evil...beginning with myself." George MacDonald

-allowing the Spirit of God to expose whatever in me is not lovely and keeps me from reaching my potential to love and be loved.

-accepting his good judgment with a heart of repentance and obedience.

-doing what He shows me is the right way and letting him produce a fruitful and satisfying life through me.
As for me, I shall behold your face in righteousness; when I awake, I shall be satisfied with your likeness.  --Psalm 17:15

My prayer for fellow followers of Jesus in 2016 is that together we might

  • Mean what Jesus means
  • Do what Jesus does
  • Be known, like Jesus, not by religion, but by righteousness
  • Be His Righteousness, not measured by the law of popular sentiment or political will, but Righteousness measured by the Law of Love.