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(Ver 2.0) I identify with Paul the Apostle of Jesus Christ frequently. I hear myself saying what Paul taught very often. Thankfully I have never been thrown into prison or beaten for what I teach, all though I’m sure there are people who read some of these things and would like to do that to me based upon their comments that they leave me. I haven’t written a Stupid Award in a long time but last night on the news more people who call themselves Christians were given headline making notoriety for their clear acts of planned stupidity. As a result Christians are made to look like fools and I’m sure this is exactly what Satan is hoping for. By the foolish acts of a few people who label themselves followers of Christ every true Christian gets a discredited reputation simply by association of the name. I have learned that not everyone who calls themselves Christians, are Christians. Anybody can call themselves a car, but that does not make you a car. Jesus said you will know them by their fruit and clearly these people in today’s lesson are fruitless idiots.
So let’s discuss what these idiots are planning to do tomorrow. They are going to go to the funeral of a famous and renowned individual to picket and protest, because they can. In doing this they feel like they are making a statement that will further their cause, whatever that is I do not know. They claim that this individual who died blasphemed God and that is why they are making this statement. So tell me this, if this person did or did not blaspheme God what good will your picket signs make to the body of the person lying in the casket? I can’t see where it will make any difference to them now no matter what you do or say. Then there are those who are attending the funeral, I guess that is why you are picketing since they are the only ones that will be close enough to read your idiot signs. What message are you sending these people? Believe it or not, you are sending an Old Message that has been around for a long time that was done away with by Jesus Christ on the cross.
What I have observed is the fact that there are many people in the world who are living in an Old Testament Law reality and ignoring the New Testament Grace reality. This is nothing new and this spirit has been around since before Jesus came into the world. In the Old Testament, if someone was found guilty of breaking the law, many times they were taken out and stoned to death.
Lev 20:2 Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel, Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
This is the attitude of all those who are picketing in the name of God tomorrow, they would love to stone all of the guilty parties. Yet when Jesus was confronted by the lawyers of His day with a woman who was caught in the act of adultery, what was His attitude and reaction? Did Jesus pick up a sign to protest anything? Did Jesus even ever speak a negative word against this sinner woman? You should go and read this story before you ever try to pick up a picket sign against someone else’s sins. Jesus told the accusers that “He who is without sin cast the first stone”. Jesus then basically ignored the words of the religious lawyers and began to write in the sand. I personally believe that Jesus wrote names, dates and the sins on the ground of those who were standing around ready to cast stones. I believe that some of these men who were standing there were also guilty of having sex with this woman. So when Jesus wrote their names on the ground with the dates and times of their sinful acts, the Bible says they walked away one by one. This is a New Testament Jesus and God being clearly demonstrated to us. This was God’s reaction to a sinner while He was here on the earth in the flesh. This is a Godly example of how to treat those who are caught in sin. Whenever all of the accusers had left the scene without Jesus speaking any words to them, Jesus looked at the woman and said “Woman where are your accusers?” Then Jesus said “neither do I accuse you, go and sin no more”. This was an act of mercy, love and compassion on the behalf of God. These New Testament acts of God are ignored by those who desire to still stone the guilty. So by you holding up condemning words on a sign are you not casting the first stone? Who died and made you God? In this story of the woman caught in adultery, the only sinless man in the crowd was Jesus and He was the only one that could have legitimately thrown the first stone, but He did not. Wow, that is a very important lesson to learn today.
When one protester woman was interviewed by the news, she was asked “Did God tell you to picket this funeral?” Her answer was not surprising; she said “Every fiber of her being said she was doing the right thing”. Wow, what an ignorant reply to a direct question. She obviously did not feel comfortable with telling a lie and saying God had told her to do it, so she gave an indirect unrelated answer to the question. If this woman was a spiritual lady the fiber of her being would be different than if she was a carnal natural woman. People can do things based upon many different factors and feelings and emotions are just two reasons why people do things that they do in the world. What you need to realize is that your feelings and your emotions can both be enemies against God and doing the right things to and for people. There are people who like to drink alcohol and get drunk and they are clearly led by their desires and feelings to do this. Then there are people who take drugs and are controlled by these substances based upon a feeling in their bodies. I’ll bet you that every fiber of their being tells them they need more drugs, but is this the right thing for them to do? Sometimes doing the right things goes against how you feel. In John 3:16 it says “God so loved the WORLD that he picketed and protested until they came into doing the right things”. Uh oh, it doesn’t say that does it? The Bible actually says that “God so loved the world that He gave”. Did God feel like giving Himself on a cross? I’ll bet you that He did not. The Bible says Jesus sweated drops of blood because of the impending pressure that he was under about going to die on a cross for our sins. Jesus prayed and asked “Father may this cup pass from me, nevertheless not my will but your will be done”. Doing the right thing should never be based upon a feeling.
I want to wrap this lesson up with another revelation from God’s word that will cause you to think today. Did you know that most of the New Testament was written by a blasphemer of God by His own admission? How could God possibly make a minister out of a blasphemer? I’ll bet you can’t answer that question today. Do you know who I am talking about? I am talking about Paul, the Apostle of Jesus Christ sent unto the Gentiles. Here are the words of Paul:
1Ti 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;
1Ti 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.
Paul says that what he did in his past was done in ignorance. Isn’t this the case for everyone in the world today? I mean if anyone knew the consequences and that they were going to be judged for their deeds in the flesh someday, do you think they would do half the things that they do? Do you think that you would have picketed Paul when he came to your town to preach? I would bet that you would. I mean a blasphemer is a blasphemer isn’t it? So why are you so arrogant not to see that God called a blasphemer to write 2/3 of the New Testament and you want to thank God that He killed this lady at the funeral you are picketing with breast cancer. You are truly a fool that does not even know God! Here is what Paul the blasphemer told Timothy to do and it was not go and protest against some sinners:
1Ti 4:12 Let no one look down on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, love, faith and purity, show yourself an example of those who believe.
As you can see God said that we should be doing something with our speech and conduct that is in line with what His definitions of what Love, Faith and Purity are. This is the example we as Christians should be portraying to others. If you do not understand this, you should look up the definitions of these New Testament words and learn about them fast.
Because some people desire to make a difference in the world they are often motivated to do stupid overzealous things out of ignorance like Paul did. Rarely does it do any good, but nevertheless they must feel better because they think they did something religious. What these people need to do is to learn the differences presented in the New Testament from those given to us in the Old Testament. Because people only focus on the Old Testament verses they embrace a God of judgment with abundant laws and punishments like Paul did. However, the Old Testament is the New Testament hidden and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed. So whenever a person focuses only on the Old Testament they are only seeing hidden truths about the real God that is revealed in the New Testament. This is one of the greatest mistakes that churches can make. Learn the lesson of Jesus with the woman caught in the act of adultery and see what was His reaction and actions towards her. Then ask yourself would Jesus pick up a picket sign and take it to a funeral to protest against sinners? I cannot find that in the Bible, at least not in the New Testament. So you have to make a choice to do the right thing based upon the Bible today and ignore every fiber of your being that tells you to do something that Jesus would not do. Since Paul was able to change I will pray that you will also change to know the real God. God Bless you to see the difference! To those real Christians out there who can see the truth, I would suggest that you also pray for those attending the funeral of Elizabeth Edwards tomorrow and then pray for the eyes of the protesters to be opened so that they will come to know the real God who is LOVE!
Religion Law 1: Go INTO ALL the WORLD and seek out false teachers, those who do not believe exactly like you do and attack them, criticize them, show them the error of their ways. Inform them where they are wrong and if they do not agree with you tell them again and again. Hound them into submission or kill them for their infidelity and heresy. Watch their words carefully and pounce on every mistake that they make. If necessary bring false accusations against them so that the court of justice can find them guilty of all their ways.
(Ver 1.1) This Law of Religion is based upon what should be a familiar story to you, if you are a Christian. This is what the Pharisees did to Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior! However, there are still Pharisees in the world today that have appointed themselves to be the instrument of God’s swift justice. After all in their minds God is a God who is intolerant of ignorance. These are people who are full of pride with an arrogant attitude towards others. Only they have the mind of Christ and only they hear from God. The Spirit of God does not reside in anyone else. The Spirit of God does not teach anyone else. The Spirit of God does not use anyone else. The Spirit of God shows favoritism and has selected only a very few to carry forth the truth. I do not understand people who think this way, but I have seen so many of them that it doesn’t surprise me that they exist in the world. What concerns me about them the most is the fact that baby Christians are easily influenced and swayed. They can be distracted by lies much easier than someone like me who has studied the Bible for over 20 years and was raised in a church all my life. My dad was a preacher when I was just a kid. Me being over 50 years old now, I have been able to learn a few things. Even though it is not very much compared to what God knows, it is probably more than what these Jehovah Police who have been criticizing me. I do not claim to know it all, I do not even claim to know a majority of the truth. I do not claim to know 10% of the truth. Only God knows everything. I have discovered that the Bible is much more complex than any man gives it credit to be and that therefore we are pretty much incapable of understanding everything that it says. God’s intelligence is so far beyond your intelligence that there is no comparison to be made between the two. So any man that claims that he is the giver of all truth is an instrument of the devil sent to confuse you. Jesus in speaking to the Pharisees said this:
Mat 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.
Wow, these are very blunt words aren’t they? I see Pharisees in our world at work today. They sit in their arrogant churches mosques and synagogues and seek converts to become a more diligent police force for the spread of truth. These are the self-appointed thought police of their religions. Instead of being like Jesus they want to ram their religion down your throat and if you do not submit, they will kill the infidels who resist them. Unfortunately for these people they have no scripture to stand on. I do not recall where God ever says for you to go and attack a false teacher, a false prophet or a false religion. Before Jesus was crucified, He asked Peter “Do you Love Me?” Peter said “Yes Lord”. Then Jesus said “Go and FEED my SHEEP!”. Jesus never told them ever to confront the false teachings, just to feed the sheep of God’s pasture with what they knew to be true. After being crucified and right before Jesus left this world one of His last words to his followers was to “GO and PREACH”. In other words not to confront, not to force feed, not to teach against others, just to go preach the good news of the Gospel. I assume the problem with most people who attack others is based upon the fact that they just do not know anything else to teach. So they like to tear down others around them to distract from their own ignorance. So going forward I am only going to concentrate on doing the command of Jesus:
Mar 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Mar 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
By doing the sayings of Jesus, I can become a better candidate for being more like Him. I will only focus on new blogs with a positive message and will not address my critics anymore. Jesus said that those who believe will be saved and as far as my critics, it doesn’t sound very good for you unless you change!
(Ver 1.1) I was reading the internet blogs the other day and I ran across one that particularly stood out to me. This guy was disillusioned with Christianity and Christians and he gave us his list of the top 20 reasons why he walked away from Christianity. So this is my response to a fool. The Bible says a fool says there is no God (Ps 14:1). I guess this guy is just an example of someone who still has a very lot to learn, but is also someone who refuses to allow anyone to help. People who close their minds to God, and to His truth, and to His messengers, cannot be helped and that is very, very sad. That is the definition of a fool! So here is the list of excuses of this fool and my response to each.
For those wondering, here is a condensed “Top 20 List” of the things that led to my rejection of Christianity.
1. God is wrathful, jealous, hateful, and kills nations of people like it is a bodily function. He is certainly not just or “holy” in nature.
Please tell me which God you are talking about? You are not talking about my God or the God of the Bible, so I assume you are just ignorant and are making wild accusations based upon misinformation. Which nations of people are you talking about? What has God done that you can prove in a court of law? Or are your words all the proof we need to believe in what you say? You are truly a fool.
2. The act of throwing people into infinite torture and punishment for not believing a Jewish guy from 2,000 years ago was God’s son, or unknowingly worshiping the wrong god, is extremely cruel and sadistic.
Why do you think that people like me spend so much time in trying to get people like you to believe in this Jesus? I mean there must be a good reason for this extraordinary effort? I believe it is important, even if you do not. There are countless Christians on TV, the internet, in books and in person who try to get people like you to see the truth? You must think that we are all just, stupid and wasting your time. Jesus told us to go into all the world and preach the good news that God is not mad at you and He has forgiven you and made it so easy to get saved. All that you have to do is believe in Jesus being raised from the dead and you are saved. Why is that wrong? I suppose your way to get people saved is better? I suppose you have a better way than God’s way, so you must be smarter than God? You obviously do not want to know the real truth and have already determined what you think is the correct way to salvation.
3. The statements, “God works in mysterious ways,” or “It will all make sense in heaven,” are little more than irrational cop outs. This God allows horrible atrocities to be committed against innocent men, women and children every day.
This is probably one of the few areas that I tend to agree with you on. Christians can be as stupid as non-Christians sometimes. Because they do not know how to answer a question and do not want to appear ignorant or foolish, they make up a religious answer like “God Works in Mysterious Ways”. That is a cop out and I would say that it is the wrong thing for them to say. It would be far better for a Christian to say “I don’t know” than to give you an opinionated answer like one of these. But, to respond to the last part of your statement, I have to say that God also allows what you allow to happen. God did not commit the atrocities that you claim nor even permit them. The Bible tells us that God is not the god of this world system (2 Cor 4:4), God is not in control of what you do, or I do or anyone else in what they do either. God will let you go out and commit 150 murders tomorrow, if that is what you want to do. So who is doing the evil, you are God? If you are doing the killing then you are doing the evil and not God. You might accuse God of not being just, because He does not choose to stop evil when He clearly has the power to do so. However, is stopping the evil in the world from happening going to fix those who are evil, that commit these atrocities? What do you suggest that we do with all of these evil people? I suppose in your mind God should put ropes or chains on all of them and control their every step and action. Is that the kind of God you want? Is God the Puppet Master in the sky that is suppose to pull all of the strings and make things happen like He wants them to happen? Is that the kind of God you want?
4. Bloody animal and human sacrifices are illogical demands by a divine god as payment for petty wrong doings. These actions are no different than the rituals of archaic pagan religions. Not to mention the bizarre ritual of symbolically drinking human blood and eating human flesh.
You speak of “petty wrong doings” in this statement and horrible “atrocities” in your previous reason. You obviously accuse God of doing these horrible atrocities and men of doing only petty minor offenses. What happened to the terrible deeds that men do to the innocent? Do they not deserve any punishment? If someone kills a couple of cops, should we let them out and just go free? What happened to the horrible stuff that people do to innocent, men, women and children? You are obviously the one that is confused and illogical. Your mind and focus is shifted depending upon your attempt to make your mindless points. You are inconsistent, irrational, illogical and ignorant. God is not guilty of atrocities and men are guilty of more than petty offenses. The Bible says “Woe to you who calls evil good and good, evil” (Isa 5:20). You are clearly a fool!
5. If God loves us and wants us to know and believe in him, why be so completely invisible? What is the purpose of being so illusive to those who believe and worship him?
Again you do not know the God that I know. God talks to me and holds conversations with me and teaches me stuff every day. This is called a relationship. If you do not know God, then God does not know you. God is only invisible to those who do not believe in Him. God only speaks to those who want to hear from Him and are listening. Then there is the bigger problem, in that you do not know how God speaks so you do not know when He speaks. You might be expecting God to speak to you like your parents did maybe in an audible voice? However, God does not speak normally in audible voices that everyone can hear with their ears. God does not suddenly appear and prove His existence to anyone. However, this does not mean God did not leave you enough clues, if you wanted to see them. This also doesn’t mean that God does not speak in your heart. If God proved to everyone that He was real and existed, you would have no further choices to make in life. Salvation would no longer be voluntary, it would be compulsory. God will never overrule your right to be wrong. Either learn to hear God on His terms or shut up and I’ll talk to Him.
6. God never manifests himself or performs miracles as he regularly did for the Israelites in Old Testament stories.
Again, your narrow perspective and lack of understanding is clearly demonstrated. Says WHO? Are you God, are you everywhere at once in the World? Do you have cameras in every corner of the world? Do you know every human being? Have you interviewed every human being to see if God has done anything great and spectacular for them? So obviously you are an egotistical bigot who is ignorant and has made the wrong assumptions. You cannot prove anything you have said. Any fool can type words and raise baseless questions and conjectures. Your ignorance overwhelms me!
7. Prayers are never answered. Certainly not in the way Jesus described. Prayer has absolutely no affect on the world around us.
I guess you are again speaking of personal experiences and maybe some testimonies of a few of your nameless friends. You are either praying to the wrong God, or praying the wrong way to the right God, asking for the wrong things, or just making more ignorant accusations. You cannot prove this statement either, so you are clearly very foolish in what you say. I know that God will answer prayer and He has for me. I can state for a personal fact that what you said is false. I do not base your lack of confidence in prayer as a basis for my results. So what do you base your lack of results in praying on? Do you think no answer means, no God? Could it be something else? Could you be the problem and not God? Could God be waiting on you to change so that He can answer your prayer. You should really think more before you speak!
8. Jesus did not fulfill major Old Testament prophesies or even fulfill his own promises and predictions.
So who died and made you the Bible expert? You obviously do not know how to read, so I have no response for stupidity. There are so many books and references on this subject, if you were interested in the truth you would have tried to do some research before making any such idiotic statement of falsity. Go into your Bible and read it and prove to me and the many other Christian authors wrong, if you can! Give me the Bible verses that Jesus did not fulfill. I’ll will bet you that cannot do it!
9. The authors of much of the Bible are unknown. And of these unknown authors, the men who wrote the gospels likely never even met Jesus considering they were written 40-70 years after his death. A far cry from reliable testimony.
God knows who wrote every book of the Bible. It was God! You obviously are looking for excuses and I still have no response for stupidity.
10. The Bible is repeatedly contradictory with itself, reality, and the laws of morality. Couldn’t God inspire a less poorly written book?
The opinions of children are normally the same response as yours. If you gave a 6 year child a textbook on Calculus and asked their opinion on what it says, they would say it is a stupid, and a poorly written book. Because you do not understand what is written, you believe it has errors and contradictions. God who is the most intelligent individual you will ever attempt to understand is so far above your level of intelligence that you are a fool to think that you can read the Bible and just automatically understand everything that it says. You should approach the Bible with a different attitude and you might be able to begin to understand that God’s intelligence is infinitely beyond your capacity to grasp anything that He says right now. God will come down to your two year old level, if you are sincere and want to learn. However, God also expects you to grow up and mature. God says that a natural man will never understand the things of the Spirit of God. Because you do not understand the Bible, proves how natural you are. God wrote a book about spiritual wisdom and information that is impossible for natural little children to understand. God wrote a book that allows you to have choices and make decisions. God did all of these things so grow up or shut up.
11. The Bible is open to interpretation. Everyone interprets it in the way that suits them best or serves their purposes.
You know here is another area that I have to agree with you on. Many Christian’s approach to the Bible is just wrong. They are looking for words and teachers to promote their life styles or their sins. However, much of what people call science is also open to interpretation. Do you discredit and reject all of science, because every scientist does not agree? You can find just as many opinions and theories of how the universe began as you do with church doctrinal differences. If you gathered 100 people in a room and discussed any subject, how many could you get to agree about anything? So your argument is baseless without facts and just erroneous. You do not throw out the Bible or Christianity because you cannot get all 100 people to agree.
12. Throughout history, Christians have justified horrific actions by the Bible and its teaching.
Another lame excuse without any proof. Maybe you are talking about the crusades or something else, I do not know. The errors and mistakes of men who called themselves Christians, do not discount or invalidate God or the Bible. If you are looking for Christians to be perfect you will be sadly disappointed. If you are looking for Muslims to be perfect, you will be sadly disappointed also. There are no perfect people in the world, we all make mistakes. Just because someone says they are a Christian, that does not make them a Christian. Jesus tells a story of people who will say “Lord didn’t we do many things in your name” and Jesus says “Sorry depart from me, I don’t know you”. These people thought they knew God and thought they were Christians, they thought they were doing the right things, but they were not.
13. The Bible promotes hate and persecution against women, homosexuals and those who worship other gods or no god at all.
You are obviously not going to the right churches! True Christianity is a church that Loves others and does not promote hate! Just because someone stands up with a sign that says “God Hates Homo’s” is just their worthless opinion. There is really no difference between their worthless opinion and your worthless opinion. If God hated Gay’s he would not have died for them to get saved. The wrong actions of people who say they are Christians, should tell you that you need to go to another church and not give up on God and the Bible. There are many good churches who do not promote evil, hatred and bigotry. But, yet I am also saying that these good churches do not tolerate sin either. Sin is still sin. God loves the sinner, but hates the sin that they do. There is a major difference. You can change and repent of your sin. God can change your heart so that you do not want to sin anymore.
14. According to the Bible, nearly 70% percent of the people in the world will burn in hell because they don’t believe Jesus was the son of God.
I do not know where you get your figures, I guess you pulled it out of the air and made it up. However, if you know that is what the Bible says and still want to go to hell you are an idiot and a fool.
15. The only reason I was a Christian was because I was indoctrinated into the religion as a child as a result of the culture and region of the world in which I was born.
So what would your chance of salvation be, if you were indoctrinated as a Hindu? Would it be better or worse? Do you think that the truth is somewhere else? Where is your internal and eternal peace found? Rather than being deceived into believing that the truth is somewhere else, why not be thankful that your parents were in the right place for you to have the opportunity to see the truth?
16. Christianity has no more rational or factual foundation than any other religion on earth that I openly reject.
The proof of the facts in the Bible are overwhelmingly different than any other religion, but since you are not interested in hearing it, I have no comment for stupidity. Plus I already told you that true Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship with God. A religion is just man’s attempt to please a God that they do not know.
17. The Christian church is disjointed and can’t even agree with one another.
So are the Muslims, so are the Hindus, so are the atheists. Your argument is idiotic. As I said before, if you get 100 people together and 50% of them will believe one way and the other half another way. You just cannot get everyone to agree on anything. Have you ever tried to listen to eye witness testimony at a trial? You usually can’t get two eye witnesses to agree on everything that they think they saw. This is just human nature and part of the quality of men that make them unique and individuals. We all have different gifts and abilities. Some see things logically, some do not. Does that make any of them wrong?
18. Christians are not at all ethically or morally different from non-Christians.
You obviously do not know any true Christians. You should hang around the right people and quit judging others. I’ve already told you that there are no perfect people in the world. Even Christians will make a mistake, so show a little compassion and pray for them, do not be a hypocrite that does not see the plank in his own eye.
19. Today, powerful church leaders steal, lie and molest young children. The church repeatedly attempts to cover up these atrocities, only to reluctantly apologize as a last resort.
So you are still looking for a perfect Christian to prove to you that God is real. Men and women will always let you down, so you are looking in the wrong places to find God. I do not defend the mistakes of preachers and church leaders that should know better than to do some of the things that they have done. But, they are not my God and I do not reject God because they have failed. My eyes are not on a preacher, a church leader or even a church denomination. I look to Jesus the author and finisher of my faith and I refuse to let what others do affect me.
20. It is absolutely irrational to continue to believe archaic teaching with the amount of knowledge we’ve gained through science and technology. The Bible reads like a book of primitive folklore, not divinely inspired insight into our true reason for existence.
So again I have no answer for the words of a fool. You have made yourself wise in your own eyes and as a result you are portrayed as a fool. You have placed too much value in the words of science that have changed radically in the last 5o years. Whereas the Bible never changes, the Words of God are relevant, consistent and constant like He is. There is no revised edition of the Bible with corrections, it still has the same words that were true 2000-3000 years ago. There is still more that science does not know, than what science does know. The textbooks cannot keep up with the revisions and changes, they are happening too fast. You are placing all of your faith in a moving target and God says He never changes. Jesus is the same today as He was 2000 years ago. That is consistency that you can count on. Nobody can make you see the truth, it is not my responsibility to make or get you to believe anything, so you will lay in the bed that you have made with your own hands and you will be consumed with the reality that you have invented in your own mind. I pray that your eyes would be opened and that you would see God and to know Him and the reality of the truth. But, if you still refuse, God have mercy on the soul of a fool!
(Ver 1.1) I was watching the news tonight and came across another example of extreme stupidity. In Michigan there appears to be a group of people who call themselves Christians, who have armed themselves for the coming battle with the anti-Christ or so the news said. I don’t believe everything that the news always says, but if this is true these people are deceived into believing that their guns and military training is going to make a difference at the battle of Armageddon. How stupid can you get? The news story seemed to indicate that these people believed that we were living at the end of the age. It would seem that they believed that Jesus would be coming back to the earth very soon. They believed that the anti-Christ could be here already and that the end time battle for Jerusalem and the earth was soon to occur. So while they have it all partly correct, they ignore the rest of the Bible and have bought into selective theology to justify their actions. In other words they have been deceived into believing a lie. They obviously do not know who Jesus is and how powerful God is. They are thinking naturally and carnally and according to my Bible that is enmity against God. These people are not Christians and do not know God. Every idiot in the earth that calls himself a Christian is not a Christian. I can call myself a car, but that doesn’t make me a car even if I live in my garage.
Let’s examine this theology using the Bible. Let’s start with Moses and the children of Israel leaving Egypt. What does God do? He parts the Red Sea and drowns all of the army of Pharaoh. Did God need anyone of the Israelites to do this? Were the Israelites armed with weapons of war and required any effort to fight this enemy? Did you know that Egypt is a type of the world that we live in? That Pharaoh is a type of the anti-Christ. Did you know that the Bible says what has been is the thing that shall be again? Will God need anyone to defeat the anti-Christ? I don’t think so! If God did need someone to defeat the anti-Christ a human male guess what, God has millions of angels that can kill everybody on the planet in a matter of seconds.
2Ki 6:16 And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
In this story in 2 Kings, the prophet of God is confronted by his servant and asked what are we going to do? You see the enemies of God’s people had surrounded the hill side where they were and there were a whole bunch of them. In the natural they were vastly outnumbered, but Elisha did not panic, and even said “Fear Not”. “There are more with us than there are with them”. At this point in time the servant could count, One + One = Two, against thousands and say what are you talking about? Then Elisha prays!
2Ki 6:17 And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
Did you notice Elisha did not pray for God to help, or to send help or ask God to do anything, but to open the eyes of his young servant? This is what these militia people in Michigan needed was a prophet to pray for God to open their eyes. When God opened the eyes of the young man, he saw the hills covered with the army of God in chariots of fire. Now the servant could see that there were more with them than there were that were against them. Did God need anybody else? Did God tell Elisha to get his sword and fight? You see people who do not understand the Bible think that God is incapable of repeating anything that He has demonstrated before. You have to understand that any spiritual army of God is no match for any natural army of the earth. You do understand that, don’t you? Angels are bigger and stronger than you are and you do not want to mess with one of them, much less thousands of them.
These confused, deceived people who do not know God or the power of God. God does not need their gun to defeat the anti-Christ. If you think he does you are stupid to no end! If you would just read the rest of your Bible and believe that God is God you will be far better off and you wouldn’t give real Christians a bad name making all of us look like fools. The world lumps Christians all together in the same crazy boat. Whenever, some idiot bombs an abortion clinic, thinking they are doing God’s work they make every Christian come across looking like idiots. I know this is actually a plan of Satan to do this. discount and discredit true Christianity, by deceiving a few who look like crazy people.
So how does God defeat Satan and the anti-Christ and those that are arrayed against him? Like I said if you would only read your Bible you find out that Jesus only needs one weapon and it is not your gun or your muscle. So what is this weapon that Jesus uses?
Rev 19:15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
What part of that verse sounds like God needs your gun or you whatsoever! The weapon that Jesus uses to defeat all of the nations of people arrayed against Him is His mouth. The Word of God is spoken and men fall down dead. Out of the mouth of the “Almighty God” will proceed a sharp sword and that is the only weapon that Jesus will need to defeat anybody that comes against Him. If you still do not understand that, I’m very sorry for you, you have been deceived.
So to the militia members and self called Christians that think that God needs your gun to defeat His enemy, here is your STUPID AWARD!
I think millions of Americans are being raised to look at the government as their personal source for whatever they need. If someone needs food, they invented food stamps. If someone needs housing, they invented Welfare and Section 8. If someone needs money they invented unemployment income. Now they are looking to solve everyone’s health care issues by giving a few people something that is again paid for by a few others. All I ask is “Who is Your God”? Do you look for God to help you or is that the responsibility of the government? Do you pray to God or President Obama? Is Obama your God? I do not think so!
Ignorant Christians obviously voted our current congress and president into office. And I wonder who their God is to them? My point of this blog is to get you to see that God is still God and that He is capable of solving whatever problem that you are facing right now. This of course doesn’t help anyone that does not believe there is a God. But my Bible says “That a fool says there is no God”, and it is very difficult to help a fool. But for Christians my Bible also says “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith” (Heb 12:2) Christians should be looking to Jesus as their source of whatever they need. Whatever Jesus did while he walked the face of the earth, He still does today. The Bible says “Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever” (Heb 13:8). Jesus has not changed in action or deed. Whatever he did before, he can do again!
So is the government your source? Are new government programs the answer for your problems? Should we expand the government so that they can solve all of our problems? This might be news to you, but our current government cannot sustain the current level of growth and monetary deficits. Our government will not survive at this rate very much longer. Our government is already bankrupt, financially and morally. If our government was a financial institution they would have needed a bail out a long time ago. We are living in an extremely fragile time and the least little thing can send everything spiraling out of control. The world financial markets are perpetuating an illusion of stability. The governments of the world are uncontrollably spending money they do not have to prop-up the illusion of stability. The world will soon realize that the stage is set for the anti-Christ to appear. People have been raised and conditioned to look to the government to solve all of their problems. So when the anti-Christ appears on the scene offering solutions for every problem that he has created for you to see, people will automatically jump in that pool with all of their clothes on and soon drown in the waters of confusion and decption.
Looking to the government for your answers is exactly what Satan wants you to do. By Satan offering to solve all of your problems you will be deceived into a false sense of security. Everything will appear to be great for a while. We can get by without God! We don’t need a God as long as the government feeds us! God doesn’t need to send us manna from heaven as long as we have food stamps.
SO, WHO IS YOUR GOD? Is Your God too Small to fix your problem?
What we need to do as a nation is to bring back God as our source and supply. We then need to help people who do not know God to see the truth. Then we need to teach these people who are in need to learn how to fish for themselves. As long as the government continues to give out free fish to everyone, no one will be motivated to do the right thing and learn to help others.
(Ver 1.1) You should know that I really do not enjoy criticizing others and I will always try to never name any names in what I write about. I am smart enough to realize that there are no perfect people in the world, but occasionally someone just stands out above the rest of the crowd as the most incredibly foolish person that I’ve ever heard of lately. Today I want to address a stereotypical group of people that are good examples of people doing very foolish things abandoning their common sense. It seems a large portion of these people believe things and even do things blindly without any scriptural basis for their beliefs. In other words they believe automatically what they are taught in their church without finding out if it is really true or not. It actually goes much further than that. If they do accidently find out something in their Bible that disagrees with what they have been taught, they choose to ignore it and refuse to believe it. In other words they put more faith in their church teacher than they do their God and that just seems very dangerous to me. How do you know that your teacher is not another Jim Jones or a David Koresh leading you into a path of deception, destruction and death? Some people want to trust a man when they think that they have found the one, however usually when they do this they usually end up abandoning their God.
As soon as I start describing to you an example of this behavior, you will probably know who I am talking about. So even though I don’t tell you who it is I am speaking of, it will be very obvious and I really don’t know how to avoid this. In speaking with someone the other day, my wife had a conversation about a Bible subject that really blew me away. I guess I knew this before, but yet it was so shocking that people can be so blind and still attempt to call themselves Christians. Blindness is defined as a person’s inability to see the light and this is true for physical or spiritual blindness. Sometimes the light is too bright and it forces some people to close your eyes. Many times their eyes have to adjust to different levels of light intensity before they can see. But sometimes people see what the Bible says and then they just choose to close their eyes to it. They reject God for what they have chosen to believe outside of the Bible. They do this because of their beliefs in the traditions of me mostly. This behavior confirms the scripture that says “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them that believe not…”. You can discover how successful Satan has become by observing how people react to the truth when you present it to them.
So here I go! In a recent conversation with a friend, my wife told me that the subject of Mary the mother of Jesus came up. It seems that they have been taught that Mary is still a virgin. This means Jesus didn’t have any brothers and sisters and Joseph never had sex with his wife. I really don’t understand the logic behind this at all. Not only is this a direct contradiction to what the Bible says, it doesn’t make any sense. A man not being able to touch his wife, this also goes against what the Bible says about healthy marriage relationships. The net results of this teaching was the deification of a human woman. Mary now becomes a spiritual being that you pray to and can ask to talk to God for you. Mary is exalted and now becomes the path way to God. Instead of Jesus being the only path to God they have been deceived into believing a lie. You see I’ll tell it to you very straight, if you are praying to Mary, Mary IS NOT LISTENING. Mary is NOT GOD! Mary can’t hear you. Mary doesn’t appear to people in the world today. Mary could very well be in heaven and could be in the presence of God right now, but there is no way that she is in control of anything or can do anything to affect your outcome or situation here on the earth. This is a lie from Satan and a way that he uses to distract people from the truth.
I can be very blunt at times and I’m sorry. Sometimes I think you have to shock people in order to get their attention. I guess it is also possible that people don’t realize that the Bible contains God’s words spoken directly to you and I. If they did know this and still rejected it, then they would know that they are also rejecting God Himself. So let’s go through the Bible and see what God said on the subject of Mary:
Mat 1:20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.
We know from several verses found in the Bible that Mary was a virgin girl and that the Spirit of God came upon her and she conceived a child. Mary was a normal human female, but yet was special in that she qualified to be in the right place at the right time to be used by God. It was important that Jesus be born of a virgin, since He was the Only Begotten Son of God. I really do not want to attempt to explain all of the theological reasons for the virgin birth. If you do not understand these I would strongly suggest you find a good book on the subject and study it in depth. Continuing to read in Matthew the 1st chapter we see that the angel of the Lord appears to Joseph in a dream and tells him it is OK to marry this woman. He is informed that this child is from God and then we are told this statement:
Mat 1:25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.
You see in this verse there is a specific reference to sex. This verse tells us directly that Joseph did not have sex with Mary UNTIL after she gave birth to Jesus. That means she was still a virgin until after the birth of her firstborn son. It also means Joseph had sex with her after Jesus was born. If you want to ignore the Bible for your stupid beliefs, then go right ahead and wallow in your ignorance. The term “knew” her is a sexual reference. In Genesis 4:1 Adam knew his wife and they had a son. This sexual relationship between a husband and a wife is a normal part of the system that God created. To “Know” is to have carnal knowledge of, to be intimately connected with and literally means sexual intercourse. It clearly means that Joseph was intended and permitted to have sex with his wife after Jesus was born, but not before. Why was this? Once a woman is pregnant you can’t get pregnant again? I guess I won’t attempt to elaborate on the why, for now. We can clearly see in other verses in the Bible that Joseph did have sex with his wife because it names their children. Here is a verse that speaks about Jesus and his earthly family.
Mat 13:55 Is not this the carpenter’s son (Joseph)? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
We can see that these people clearly think that Jesus was Joseph’s son. They did not know that Jesus was not his child, they just assumed it based upon how they lived as a family unit in a traditional household. Joseph is called the carpenter so Joseph was a normal man that had a normal occupation. As far as we can tell Joseph being a normal male would have had normal male sexual desires. So far we see all the aspects of a normal earthly family. Then we are given the names of 4 other males that are called Jesus’ brothers. These four are called James, Joses, Simon, Judas. Now here is where people try to explain away what they read for what they want to believe is true. Their reasoning is that there were no Greek or Hebrew words for cousins, so they conclude that these brothers were actually Jesus’ cousins. Using this perverted logic they can preserve the virginity of Mary and continue to exalt her to a god. That is another example of stupidity gone to seed. Just because the Bible doesn’t have a word for cousin does not mean there are other ways of stating the obvious. If God wanted us to believe that these men were Jesus’ cousins he could have said His mother’s brother’s sons. There are certainly Greek and Hebrew words to describe relatives in the correct terms using other words besides a cousin. No you see people want to make Mary their God so they invent reasons to dispel what the Bible teaches for what they want to believe. If we continue on to the next verse we also discover more information about this family:
Mat 13:56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?
In Matthew 13:56 we are not only told that Jesus had 4 half brothers, we are also told that he had sisters. We are not told how many, just that there were more than one. So apparently Joseph had a lot of sex with his wife over the years. We can clearly see that Jesus had at minimum 6 half brothers and sisters. If we think logically we can calculate that Jesus was approximately 30 years old when this verse was written. That means Joseph and Mary were potentially a husband and wife for 30 years. During this time period if they only had 6 children that would be pretty amazing in a era of no birth control. However, we do not know what happened to Joseph, he eventually becomes obscure after Jesus’ twelfth birthday. So even in a 12 year period to only have 6 children would be amazing.
Satan is very tricky. His methods of deception are very tricky. Most of the time Satan does not come at us with direct and obvious lies, but he likes to introduce little nuances to the truth to get you to focus on something else other than what God says. The Jewish leadership was tremendously guilty of doing this. They would take the laws of God and add to them. The Jewish leadership would write their own rules, thinking that if they followed all of these there would be no way that they would break God’s laws. Jesus called this the leaven of the Pharisees. Intermix the truth with some subtle lies in order to dilute the pure and render it ineffective. This is still the greatest deception of the enemy today and everyone in the church is faced with these same issues. There are so many churches that teach a watered down version of the Bible. There are way too many preachers and teachers that interject their opinions instead of just teaching the Words of God. If you go to a church that teaches something that the Bible doesn’t say, you are subtly being deceived and totally distracted from knowing the truth. Jesus taught us that it only takes a little bit of leaven to corrupt the whole loaf of bread. I have heard this truth taught and I agree with it whole heartedly. If you want to poison a dog you don’t throw them pure arsenic. You wrap the arsenic up in a steak so that they do not realize they are being poisoned. This is the trap of the enemy and a standard ploy of effective deception. Give the listener a bunch of what they want to hear and then mix in the lies a little bit at a time so that they are hard to recognize. People fall for this more than you think. It is all over the internet, it is all over the pulpit.
You see this friend of my wife’s would not read a book like Dan’s Brown’s “Da Vinci Code” because it is a totally opposite approach at deception. The Da Vinci Code is a totally fictitious book of lies with just a little bit of truth mixed with it. So while she was smart enough not to read that kind of material, she was easily deceived when you mix just a little fiction with a bunch of truth. I think there are many Christians who need to learn these lessons. Stay away from the Harry Potter CRAP! The Twilight Saga is another good example of material to avoid like the plague. If you are allowing your children to participate in these dangerous forms of entertainment you are making a huge mistake.
So here is your first 2010 Stupid Award to all of those who like believing their lies more than they love the True Living God. To all those who blindly follow fools and fall into the traps of deception, and especially to those who ignore the truth, here is your Stupid Award.