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Real Christians

Real Christians (i.e., authentic disciples of Christ) have let fake Christians (i.e., people who are nothing more than Christians in name only) off the hook for far too long and remained silent in the face of their reprehensible behavior instead of taking seriously the command of Scripture-

In my letter, I wrote to you that you should have nothing to do with people living immoral lives. I was not including everybody in this present world who is sexually immoral, or everybody who is greedy, or dishonest or worships false gods — that would mean you would have to cut yourselves off completely from the world.  In fact what I meant was that you were not to have anything to do with anyone going by the name of brother who is sexually immoral, or is greedy, or worships false gods, or is a slanderer or a drunkard or dishonest; never even have a meal with anybody of that kind. It is no concern of mine to judge outsiders. It is for you to judge those who are inside, is it not?  But outsiders are for God to judge. You must banish this evil-doer from among you. (1 Cor. 5:9-13)

Go and do that and then maybe the society you live in will take you seriously.

Written by Jim

18 Nov 2017 at 6:50 pm

Posted in Bible

Fake Christians Supporting Moore Think There’s a War on Men… And More Women Are Predators…

That’s how daft these fake Christians are.

Despite allegations of sexual misconduct against Senate candidate Roy Moore, many pastors in Alabama and other states in the Southeast are sticking by the twice-removed Chief Justice.

“This attack on Judge Moore is an attempt by the Democrats to sway voters in Alabama,” said Pastor David Floyd of Marvyn Parkway Baptist Church, Opelika. “I don’t believe those women. In this country you are innocent until proven guilty.”

Floyd is one of around 50 pastors that signed a letter of public support for Moore in August before allegations of sexual misconduct and the dating of teens became public. Moore has denied the allegations, calling them an “attack on my character and reputation” and a “desperate attempt to stop my political campaign for the United States Senate.”

Pastor Franklin Raddish of the Capitol Hill Independent Baptist Ministries, a nationwide church, told AL.com from his South Carolina home that the spate of accusations against men in politics, Hollywood and elsewhere was a “war on men.”

“More women are sexual predators than men,” said Raddish. “Women are chasing young boys up and down the road, but we don’t hear about that because it’s not PC.”

Read the rest.  And then ask yourself how miserable the congregations of these fake Christian preachers must be to put up with their ignorance and grotesque stupidity.

Written by Jim

18 Nov 2017 at 5:09 pm

A Cautionary Tale: Don’t Cite a Source If You’ve Never Seen the Source

Or you’ll just look silly.

Written by Jim

18 Nov 2017 at 4:51 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

2017 as ‘Reformation Year’ – An Observation

In 2017 people who knew nothing about the #Reformation except the broadest mythic generalities became ‘experts’ and published studies and news articles. Most of which are travesties.

#StayInYourLane
#bandwagoning
#CashingInOnLuther

Written by Jim

18 Nov 2017 at 4:10 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

Godlessness

Hidden camera tells true story of how veteran died after calling for help, gasping for air

The video shows the decorated World War II veteran calling for help six times before he goes unconscious while gasping for air. An 11Alive investigation uncovered hidden camera video catching nursing home staff laughing while an elderly patient dies in front of them. The incident happened at the Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation in 2014, but the video was recently released as part of a lawsuit filed by the family. Attorneys representing the Atlanta nursing home tried to prevent 11Alive from obtaining the video. They asked a DeKalb County judge to keep the video sealed and then attempted to appeal to the Georgia State Supreme Court. The judge ruled in favor of 11Alive and the nursing home eventually dropped its appeal to the state’s highest court.

What heartless godlessness.

Written by Jim

18 Nov 2017 at 4:04 pm

Posted in Total Depravity

Waiting for it all to End

About times and dates, brothers, there is no need to write to you for you are well aware in any case that the Day of the Lord is going to come like a thief in the night.  It is when people are saying, ‘How quiet and peaceful it is’ that sudden destruction falls on them, as suddenly as labour pains come on a pregnant woman; and there is no escape.  But you, brothers, do not live in the dark, that the Day should take you unawares like a thief.  No, you are all children of light and children of the day: we do not belong to the night or to darkness, so we should not go on sleeping, as everyone else does, but stay wide awake and sober.  Night is the time for sleepers to sleep and night the time for drunkards to be drunk, but we belong to the day and we should be sober; let us put on faith and love for a breastplate, and the hope of salvation for a helmet.  God destined us not for his retribution, but to win salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us so that, awake or asleep, we should still live united to him.  So give encouragement to each other, and keep strengthening one another, as you do already  (1 Thess. 5:1-11).

Written by Jim

18 Nov 2017 at 3:32 pm

Posted in Bible

Roy Moore, Jerry Falwell Jr, Eric Metaxas, Franklin Graham, Paula White, and the Rest of that Ilk Aren’t Christians, They’re Republican Religionists

A disturbing pattern has emerged since the Washington Post first reported that four women accused Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of offenses ranging from the creepy to the criminal. People in Gadsden, Alabama, where Moore worked in the District Attorney’s office three decades ago, say it was “common knowledge” that Moore pursued teenagers when he was in his 30s. Locals told the New Yorker that they recall being told than the local mall banned Moore for the same reason.

Accusations of criminal assault are difficult to prove in court and the statute of limitations in these cases has since passed. But Republicans outside of Alabama have started to back away from Moore following the allegations; They have chosen to believe the accusers.

Moore’s base, on the other hand, continues to support him despite the evidence. For many of them, this is matter of faith. Jerome Cox, the pastor of Greenwood Baptist Church in Prattville, Alabama, told NBC News he would be supporting Moore because “he’s done a lot of good for the state of Alabama… Everything else is for the Lord to sort out.”

This is not Christianity. Rather, it is an extreme Republican religionism that stands by party and regressive policy no matter what. It’s not the gospel of Christ, but a gospel of greed. It is the religion of racism and lies, not the religion of redemption and love.

It is unlikely that any of Moore’s accusers can definitively prove that he sexually assaulted them 30 years ago (a point the defiant former judge knows well). But even before these allegations made national headlines, it was clear that Moore’s policy agenda endangered the children of Alabama and this nation. This man, who wants to be Alabama’s next Senator, wants to repeal Obamacare, making it health care inaccessible for millions, in Alabama and elsewhere. He has said Islam is a “false religion” homosexual conduct “should be illegal.” and curtail equal protection under the law for gay and transgender people. Moore supports a tax plan that would hurt the poor and working poor.

In short, Moore’s political agenda presents a credible threat to millions of vulnerable people in America. Yet Moore claims to be the moral and Christian candidate, using religion as U.S. slave masters did before him to justify actions which fly in the face of Christ’s teachings. Like segregationists, Moore imagines the struggle for equality in America as a story of loss. At a revival meeting earlier this week, Moore complained that he was being persecuted. He also lamented the fact that the courts took prayer out of schools in 1962 and made a cryptic and confusing reference to “new rights” created in 1965, the year the Voting Rights Act was signed. Some members of the congregation responded, “Amen!”

Truth.

Written by Jim

18 Nov 2017 at 3:10 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

Total Depravity: Or, Why, Once Again, Unmarried Teens Ought Not Have Children

Police say a three-month-old baby whose mother dangled him over a balcony at apartment complex in Knoxville died from his injuries. His mother, 19-year-old Tierra Patrice Williamson now faces first degree murder charges in his death.

The call came in around 8:20 p.m. Friday to an apartment complex at 1100 Lula Powell Drive. A 911 caller said the woman was threatening to drop the child, Adrian Prince Howell, Jr. from a third-floor balcony. When police arrived, they found the injured child inside the apartment. He was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.

Police say the cause of death was blunt force trama to the head.

Williamson is still being treated at the hospital under guard. Once she is released from the hospital, she will be taken to the Roger D. Wilson Detention Center where she will be hold on $100,000 bond.

Stop it, you monsters.

Written by Jim

18 Nov 2017 at 12:07 pm

Posted in Total Depravity

Signs of the Times

Well, since A and B aren’t even options for most Christians these days… I’m gonna go with C too.

With thanks to Adam North for sharing it.

Written by Jim

18 Nov 2017 at 12:01 pm

Posted in Modern Culture

Roy Moore: Con Artist

This is an eye opening essay about a man who can best be described as a lifelong liar.

Written by Jim

18 Nov 2017 at 5:27 am

Posted in Modern Culture

Quote of the Day

“Sin wouldn’t be so attractive if the wages were paid immediately.”  – Anonymous

Written by Jim

18 Nov 2017 at 5:19 am

Posted in Modern Culture

The Church has Always Had Fakes in It

And sometimes you can’t tell who they are…  But Jesus knew they were there and warned us about them- 

Mt  13:24 Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 26 But when the grain had sprouted and produced a crop, then the tares also appeared. 27 So the servants of the owner came and said to him, ‘Sir, did you not sow good seed in your field? How then does it have tares?’ 28 He said to them, ‘An enemy has done this.’ The servants said to him, ‘Do you want us then to go and gather them up?’ 29 But he said, ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. 30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.”’”

No one should be surprised to see fake Christians exposed for the weeds they are.  It is inevitable.  But no one should blame the authentic for the frauds either.  They aren’t the product of the Church, they are the product of the Enemy.

Written by Jim

18 Nov 2017 at 5:01 am

Posted in Modern Culture