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Archive for January 25th, 2017

Christians in Trump’s America… Remember

And this is the victory that has overcome the world — our faith. Who can overcome the world but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? (1 Jn. 5:4-5)

When it comes to resisting and defeating the evil influences of society, our faith is key.  Don’t despair.  Believe.

Written by Jim

25 Jan 2017 at 8:59 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

A Word to the ‘King’

An undisciplined king will be the ruin of his people, a city owes its prosperity to the intelligence of its leading men. (Sir. 10:3)

Written by Jim

25 Jan 2017 at 8:46 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

Generalities are Falsehoods Parading as Truth

If any of the people who like to utter patent falsehood under the guise of general and yet unsubstantiated claims learned the word ‘some’ I would fall over dead.

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How about ‘some white evangelicals…’?  How about some truth.

Written by Jim

25 Jan 2017 at 8:24 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

Tyson Gets the Mocking he Deserves

Did you know that light is fast? I bet you didn’t know that. Light is very fast. It is faster than your car and definitely faster than your cat or dog. Some people do not know that light is fast, but I do, because I am a scientist.

There are a lot of things we can learn from science. Did you know that the earth is round? It is round, and it is not flat. A lot of religions think the world is flat, but they are wrong. It is round. I know this because I am a scientist.

Scientists sometimes do experiments where we test things. We can even make things go boom. Explosions go boom, and cars go boom if they run into something. Especially if it is at the speed of light (which is very fast).

But if you watch Star Wars and you clap because there are explosions going boom in space, you are not a smart person or a scientist, because explosions do not go boom in space. Did you know that? I bet you didn’t, because you are not a scientist. Space is big.

People who do not do the science are dangerous, because they are not scientists. They do not know things the scientists know.

Remember, rainbows are colorful and the sun is made of gas. Boom. (But not in space.)

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Ha!   (Some arrogant prats really deserve a mocking.  Tyson is one of them).

Written by Jim

25 Jan 2017 at 8:15 pm

Posted in mockery

There is No Escaping the Truth of Scripture Concerning our Treatment of the Refugee and the Poor

‘When the Son of man comes in his glory, escorted by all the angels, then he will take his seat on his throne of glory.  All nations will be assembled before him and he will separate people one from another as the shepherd separates sheep from goats.  He will place the sheep on his right hand and the goats on his left.

Then the King will say to those on his right hand, “Come, you whom my Father has blessed, take as your heritage the kingdom prepared for you since the foundation of the world.  For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you made me welcome, lacking clothes and you clothed me, sick and you visited me, in prison and you came to see me.” Then the upright will say to him in reply, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and make you welcome, lacking clothes and clothe you? When did we find you sick or in prison and go to see you?” And the King will answer, “In truth I tell you, in so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it to me.”

Then he will say to those on his left hand, “Go away from me, with your curse upon you, to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you never gave me food, I was thirsty and you never gave me anything to drink,  I was a stranger and you never made me welcome, lacking clothes and you never clothed me, sick and in prison and you never visited me.” Then it will be their turn to ask, “Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty, a stranger or lacking clothes, sick or in prison, and did not come to your help?”  Then he will answer, “In truth I tell you, in so far as you neglected to do this to one of the least of these, you neglected to do it to me.”  And they will go away to eternal punishment, and the upright to eternal life.’ (Matt. 25:31-46)

Given the attitudes of many ‘Christians’ towards the ‘stranger’, there will be a lot of church goers on Jesus’ left hand.  They might imagine that they’re beliefs please God, but Scripture proves them wrong.  And there’s no escaping Scripture’s teaching on the subject no matter how they might try to wiggle out from under it.

Written by Jim

25 Jan 2017 at 4:16 pm

Posted in Bible

Signs of the Times

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Written by Jim

25 Jan 2017 at 3:57 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

Farewell, Mary- You Were the Best

Written by Jim

25 Jan 2017 at 3:03 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

The Bee Stings The Faux Pastoral Apology

These sort aren’t sorry, they’re sorry they got caught.  And yes, they are real.  And they are Legion.

After confirming rumors of a scandalous affair, megachurch celebrity pastor Lance E. Mason of Counterpoints Church issued a sincere, heartfelt apology Wednesday for his “extremely poor judgment” in not taking more effective steps to hide the affair.

“To my wife, my kids, and my church body,” Mason said in a well-choreographed spoken-word video posted to his Facebook page. “I am deeply sorry—I should have done a much better job covering my tracks.”

“Giving the lady my main cellphone number—that was a really unwise thing to do. And to think that all I had to do was Google ‘how to delete your text messages,’ and my affair could still be hiding in the dark where it belongs,” he continued, adding that if he had just done things a little differently, he would still be pastoring a huge church with everyone looking up to him, all while enjoying his extramarital affair, and everyone would be happy.

“I am so truly and deeply sorry,” he added.

According to a statement issued by the church, Mason will be taking a three-month paid sabbatical, where he will attend rehab classes focused around helping pastors hide their sin more effectively, after which he’ll be returning to the pulpit to launch a new sermon series and book based off his experiences.

Written by Jim

25 Jan 2017 at 2:54 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

I Bet A.T. Robertson Would Be Shocked by the Ignorance of Most Preachers Today…

In 1925 Robertson wrote

The preacher is an expert on the word of God by profession.-  A.T. Robertson

If he were alive today and saw the ignorance of so many preachers in terms of the Bible he would be horrified.  And disgusted.  And he had a bit of a temper, so he would probably say something about it.

Written by Jim

25 Jan 2017 at 11:45 am

Posted in Bible

Quote of the Day

calvin25Those are considered the best commanders who accomplish more by art and counsel than by mere violence. — John Calvin

Written by Jim

25 Jan 2017 at 9:09 am

Posted in Calvin

If This is Ok With You, I Don’t Think We Need to Be Friends

Honestly, we have nothing in common if this kind of behavior is something you are ok with.

A Pennsylvania restaurant owner allegedly suggested Donald Trump’s election had given him the right to kick out black customers — and he reportedly used a racial slur to underline his point. Rickey Lee Bugg Jr., a player on the Lebanon Valley College men’s basketball team, was eating early Sunday morning at Just Wing It in Annville when the owner approached him and some friends, reported Penn Live. Bugg said he and some friends were the only customers in the restaurant at 1:30 a.m., and he said they were sitting quietly and watching television.  The owner told Bugg to leave, the student said.  “I own three restaurants and I don’t need you n*****s’ money,” the owner said, according to Bugg.

No.  We can’t be friends if this doesn’t outrage you.

Written by Jim

25 Jan 2017 at 9:02 am

Posted in Modern Culture

Hitler Has the Biggest, the Bigliest, Crowds!

With thanks to Jim Aitken for pointing it out.

Written by Jim

25 Jan 2017 at 6:54 am

Posted in Modern Culture