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What’s The Difference Between an Islamic Radical Who Kills a Man And A Grandpa Who Kills a Man?

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The Islamic radical kills merely for the sake of killing and is accordingly nothing more than a vile murderer.  This Grandpa, on the other hand, shot and killed to defend his granddaughter as these inhuman beasts were attempting to rape her.

A grandfather shot back and is believed to have killed a suspect in a home-invasion and attempted rape of his teen granddaughter on Monday night, Robeson County Sheriff’s officials said. The grandfather was also shot – but  he also managed to shoot the 2 other suspects in the home-invasion and attempted rape, said Maj. Anthony Thompson with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.  The incident started around 10 pm at a house on Yedda Road in Lumberton on Monday night when someone knocked on the home of the grandfather, his wife and their 19-year-old granddaughter, according to the sheriff’s office. Two of three men – all wearing black clothes, ski masks and gloves — stormed into the house and demanded money, officials said. The grandfather and his wife ended up in the back of the house and were directed at gunpoint to open a safe. The three men were all armed and tried to rape the teen girl, officials said.  The 67-year-old grandfather managed to grab a gun and shot all three of the suspects. The suspects fired back and the grandfather was hit several times, deputies said. After that, all three wounded suspects fled in the grandfather’s gold Cadillac.

One murdered out of a miserable sense of perverted faith and the other killed to defend a life. Two are dead. One unjustly, the other justifiably. All killing isn’t murder but all murder is evil.

Written by Jim

October 22, 2014 at 20:47

Posted in Modern Culture

Islamic Radicals are at it Again

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I have no idea what these radicals think they can accomplish but death.  If that’s their goal, suicide would be ideal.  That way they get death like they want and no one else is dragged into their wicked depravity.

A gunman attacked Canada’s parliament on Wednesday, with gunfire erupting near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was fatally shot at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital.

The gunman in the parliament building was shot dead, and Harper was safely removed in incidents that may have been linked to Islamic militants.

Witness accounts indicated the man who shot dead the soldier guarding the National War Memorial in central Ottawa, went on to attack the parliament building minutes later. Canadian police said however they could not “at this point” confirm it was the same person.

The shootings followed an attack on two soldiers in Quebec on Monday carried out by a convert to Islam. Two U.S. officials said U.S. agencies had been advised the dead gunman in Wednesday’s shootings was also a Canadian convert to Islam.

Written by Jim

October 22, 2014 at 20:31

Posted in Total Depravity

Brennan Breed on Reception History

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In Bible and Interpretation-

Reception historians do not necessarily focus on art or literature. One could analyze the Bible’s role in advertising, politics, scientific discourse, historiography, hagiography, or anything in between. How could one decide whether to classify one of John Calvin’s sermons, or the philosophical system of Maimonides, for example, as either a creative production or a scholarly interpretation? Accordingly, Jonathan Roberts writes in his introductory essay to the Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible: “The reception of the Bible comprises every single act or word of interpretation of that book (or books) over the course of three millennia… No one and nothing is excluded.”

Etc.

Written by Jim

October 22, 2014 at 16:08

Posted in Reception History

Anachronistic Scholarship: An Observation

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Too much biblical scholarship these days is nothing more than an attempt to make ancient people look like modern thinkers.  Paul, for instance, was not one bit interested in women’s rights or gay rights or anything of the sort.  He preached the Gospel and left it to God to change lives.

Putting Paul in a modern Hipster outfit may make exegetes feel better, but it’s nothing more than a caricature of Paul.  And the same holds true of all such anachronistic wishful thinking.

Stop drafting ancients for your modern wars.  They DON’T CARE!  They weren’t feminists nor egalitarians nor socialists nor democrats nor republicans nor blacktavists nor any other subset of modern political ideology.

Written by Jim

October 22, 2014 at 15:15

No Wonder it Took Mark Driscoll so Long to Resign, and Why He’ll Be Back…

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hereticIt’s got to be hard to give up a pay package of over $800,000 a year…  The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.  In Driscoll’s case, the evil of self-aggrandizement and superiority.

With that kind of cabbage on the line I would be willing to maintain that Driscoll will be back after all the hubbub dies down.  I would wager he wished social media didn’t exist because were it not for him being called out publicly for his lies, manipulations, misdeeds, and plagiarism he would still be wearing his tiny microphone and Mickey Mouse tee shirt and spreading his false teaching to all the willfully gullible and ignorant who festoon the ‘sanctuary’ (read, auditorium) of Mars Hill Cult ‘Church’.

Megachurch Pastors do love their prestige.  Bless ‘em… (by which of course I mean, may they be anathematized for besmirching the good name of Christ by their greed).

Written by Jim

October 22, 2014 at 14:57

#UNC and a Lot of Cheaters

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The Associated Press tweets-

BREAKING: Probe reveals scope of academic fraud at University of North Carolina; 3,100 students involved.

Good heavens.  I hope most of them weren’t in the religion/ biblical studies/ whatever it’s called there department.  We expect that kind of behavior from Law and Business students.  But not others.  Surely.

Written by Jim

October 22, 2014 at 13:21

Posted in Total Depravity

Jeremiah’s Sermon of the Dirty Underwear

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This is one of my favorite prophetic sermon/ acts:

downloadYahweh said this to me, ‘Go and buy a linen waistcloth and put it round your waist. But do not dip it in water.’ 2 And so, as Yahweh had ordered, I bought a waistcloth and put it round my waist. 3 A second time the word of Yahweh came to me, 4 ‘Take the waistcloth that you have bought and are wearing round your waist. Up, go to the Euphrates and hide it there in a hole in the rock.’ 5 So I went and hid it by the Euphrates as Yahweh had ordered me.

6 A long time later, Yahweh said to me, ‘Up, go to the Euphrates and fetch the waistcloth I ordered you to hide there.’ 7 So I went to the Euphrates, and I searched, and I took the waistcloth from the place where I had hidden it. And there was the waistcloth ruined, no use for anything.

8 Then the word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows, 9 ‘Yahweh says this, “In the same way I shall ruin the pride of Judah, the immense pride of Jerusalem. 10 This evil people, these people who refuse to listen to my words, who follow their own stubborn inclinations and run after other gods, serving and worshipping them — this people will become like this waistcloth, no good for anything. 11 For just as a waistcloth clings to a man’s waist, so I made the whole House of Israel and the whole House of Judah cling to me, Yahweh declares, to be my people, my glory, my honour and my pride. But they have not listened.” (Jer 13:1-11 NJB)

Judah, by its covenant infidelity, has become nothing more than filthy stained underwear.  Now that right there’s a descriptive image that would get Jeremiah called an anti-semite were he alive and preaching today.  Of course he wouldn’t be, but as we all know, in these troubled times if you point out the sin of Israel, you’re an anti-semite.  Apparently they have forgotten their own prophets.

Written by Jim

October 22, 2014 at 11:51

Posted in Theology

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