Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Blasphemy of the Burpos' Heaven

More proof that "Heaven Is For Real" by Todd Burpo is not only erroneous, but blasphemous and therefore demonic:

"Todd is even able to report to Catholic friends that Colton "saw Mary kneeling before the throne of God and at other times standing beside Jesus." "

~Winnipeg Freepress

Monday, April 14, 2014

Rick Warren's Luvfest of the Roman Catholic Church

"People will listen to what we say if they like what they see." ~Rick Warren on the Pope. (13 minutes in).

"As our new pope, he was very, very symbolic." ~Rick Warren (13:11)

" I love the headline: "If you love Pope Francis, you'll love Jesus." (13:28) ~Rick Warren

This is John Piper's "theologically sound" "brother in Christ".

~Interview between EWTN (RCC) and Rick Warren, part 2 (this interview occurred this month, a year after the suicide of Matthew Warren).

This is just another example of how Warren knows exactly what names to drop and practices to mention (candle lighting when writing PDL---this is the first I've heard of this) according to his audience. With Piper he told Piper the answers he knew he needed to hear (as I said, back in 2010 when this happened). 
Why doesn't anyone see that Warren is a huckster? 
I'll say this, at least Warren acknowledges that he is "all things to all men" although NOT biblical--NOT in the way Paul meant nor practiced. Warren is every kind of pagan b/c that is who he's reaching. After admitting he's all things to all people (here it's pro-Roman Catholic/Desert mystics), he then talks about being "authenticity". His shining example: Francis of the Vatican. "He is doing everything right". 

This is John Piper's brother in Christ who is theologically sound--and interestingly they BOTH commend the position of the pope as well as the false gospel of Rome.

Here (18:00 time mark) is Warren parading around how much he gives "back" from his salary. This is always, nearly without exception, mentioned in every article written on Warren. Here he's telling everyone about how good he is by how much he "gives back". Remember, 1) we are not Jews and therefore are not called to tithe at all, 2) Jesus said we are not to announce how much we give, but rather do not even let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, and 3) the percentages of what he makes on a 10 year running best seller is going to be MILLIONS of dollars. His pretence of generosity and humility is transparent, even after speaking about "authenticity".

"Every time I give, I break the tie of materialism", says the million dollar pastor of a multi-million dollar church. (18:30)

"The way you get rid of getting is giving," (18:32)

"Every time I give my heart grows bigger and every time I give I become more like Jesus" (18:35)
says the man who pumps out a new book every few years and then goes on speaking engagements, and rolls out new programs, and desperately tries to entice more people into his multi-million dollar "church".

At the time of this interview, he gives 91% of his income back to...not sure what. Wow, God must really be impressed. 

"I've been playing this [tithing] game--or this deal with God--for 38 years." (19:14)

"I'm an avid fan of EWTN" (34:29) He goes on to then say:
"I make no bones about it; I probably watch it more than any other Christian channel....because you have more shows that relate to history ...and and if you don't understand the roots of our faith, that God has been working for 2,000 years regardless of what brand believer you are...God has been working for 2,000 years in His church and if you don't have those roots you're like the cut-flower syndrome or you're a tumble weed. One of my favorite shows...is the Chapel of Divine Mercy. Which I love and if I've had a very stressful day, I have tapped and Kay and I will come home and we'll put it on and both sit back and relax and worship and and in that time of reflection meditation and quietness I find myself renewed and restored. Thank you for keeping and replaying the Chapel of Divine Mercy....thank you Mother Angelica."

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Voting and Biblically Standing

My biblical stand (and voice) against evil is not restricted by whether I vote or not. That's too low of a standard. In fact, in most cases voting is sinful b/c it is compromising biblical values (voting FOR evil) while claiming to hold to them.

Before There Was A Milk Way There Was God: the purpose of Creaion

      
        (Photo source)

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Genesis 1:1

Before there was a Milky Way--there was God!
Before there were galaxies, solar systems, constellations, and nebulae--there was God!
Before Mercury, Venus, and Mars were plugged into their sockets--there was God!
Before Polaris was fastened above the North Pole--there was God!
Before Orion the hunter had a belt, and Saturn had its rings--there was God; all alone, perfect and content, glorious in His solitary existence as the eternal I AM!

Before there was a sun, a moon, or an earth;
before there was grass to clothe the field, and flowers to adorn it;
before the mountains were brought forth, and the sea filled the depths;
before the eagle soared through the sky, and the fish swam through the sea;
before angels, devils, and men had their being--there was God alone!

If we would understand things aright, we must not begin with man, but with God, for He is the beginning of all things. To begin with man is folly, for man is but a creature--a production of the Creator. We must back up and begin where the Bible begins, with God!

God's people know, and have always known, what continues to baffle the minds of the scholars and scientists of our day, that "in the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." Through faith, God's people understand the mystery of creation.

I ask you, "Why are we here? What is our purpose? What is God's purpose?" Can we even know the answer to these questions? Indeed we can.

The twenty four elders seated around God's throne in Heaven give us the answer in Revelation 4:10-11, "The twenty-four elders fall down before Him who sits on the throne and worship Him who lives forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying: You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and for Your pleasure they exist and were created!"

You, me, angels, animals, plants, rocks, and all other things, exist and were created for one reason--the pleasure of the Creator. We were created according to His will and purpose, for His pleasure and glory.

God did not create the Heaven and the earth arbitrarily. He created them to be the stage upon which He would perform His eternal purpose of grace, and reveal all the wonders of His goodness and mercy toward His elect. It is upon the stage of time, that God displays His eternal purpose and shows forth His glory in the salvation of chosen sinners. He created this world for the salvation of His people, that they would be recovered from their sin by His almighty grace.

"I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying: My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure!" Isaiah 46:9-10

(Frank Hall)

Another Hit-and-Run by John Piper:his god's salvation is determined or empowered by the prayers of mere man

Most of the retweets were just parroting their leader. But blessedly and praise to our sovereign God, there are a few that are challenging this Piper nonsense:

The prayers they've been determined to pray?

sounds like pipers become a Mormon... Farewell John.

but seriously I would like to hear more...that statement requires a ton of unpacking. Cause it makes no sense on it's own.

...rather through the proclamation of His Holy gospel of Jesus Christ.

could you explain this further?

Er.. Whut? RT God saves his elect through the prayers of his elect.

8 Months and Growing: Prince George and His Mummy

On of my favorite images of the Cambridges...


Day three and second day of royal duties (the day before they had off in order to recover from jet lag). This was a playdate with other new parents at the Government House in Wellington, NZ.

Even George likes his mommy's hair:




(photo source: Facebook)

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Encouragement for the Weary Child of God In An Evil World

"I will bring this third part through the fire and make them pure. I will refine them like silver and purify them like gold!" Zechariah 13:9

I gather from this verse, that though the days are ever so evil, God will always have His chosen ones. There always is the third part--there always are the few in Sardis, who walk with Christ in white. I trust that I belong to the little flock.

I learn also that, though the members of His Church are insignificant in this evil world--they are very precious to Jesus. He compares them not to dull lead--but to silver and gold. He has Himself clothed them with their attractiveness. My Lord, I draw my silvery sheen and golden brightness from You alone.

But I see that, as beloved as His people are, it is His purpose to refine them. The jeweler uses every method to beautify the metals which he prizes most. If the citizens of this world escape the sharpness of God's discipline--the citizens of the heavenly Kingdom cannot. He chastens me, because He loves me!

And I find, too, that the sorrow may be very severe. He brings His children through the fire--the quivering and scorching fire! "I have refined you in the furnace of suffering!" Isaiah 48:10

"For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it!" Hebrews 12:11. Oh that blessed Afterward! The fire purifies the dross from me; it kindles my hidden graces to life!

~Alexander Smellie

Sodomites Physically Attack Christian Parents

GERMANY, March 28, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – As parents in Germany have protested a new pro-homosexual “sexual diversity” curriculum in their schools, homosexual activists have attacked them by hurling feces and destroying their property, according to the Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians, which documents anti-Christian incidents in Europe.

According to eyewitnesses, says the Observatory, "Christian parents were shouted at with obscenities.”

"They were spit at, eggs were thrown, and little bags with feces or color. Cables of loud speakers were torn out,” the organization says. “Pages were ripped out of the bible and used to wipe backsides, then formed into a ball and thrown at the parents.”

~LifeSiteNews

Hardly mature, rational behavior.  They want control over the children, because sodomites MUST recruit since they cannot pro-creation. And they can't handle people telling them they disagree with their lifestyle, especially when their own children are targeted.

Irrational behavior---the anger and hatred--- clearly shows this is a spiritual issue.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Christianity Is Not An Anarchy

Psa 103:19  The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all. 

Mat 4:17  From that time Jesus began to preach and say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

Rev 12:10  Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night. 

Isa 9:6  For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. 7  There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this. 


1Jn 2:3  By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 

Mat 7:20  "So then, you will know them by their fruits. 
Mat 7:21  "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven will enter. 
Mat 7:22  "Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?' 
Mat 7:23  "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.' 

1Jn 3:23  This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us
1Jn 3:24  The one who keeps His commandments abides in Him, and He in him. We know by this that He abides in us, by the Spirit whom He has given us. 

Today's "Christianity"

Today's "Christianity":
Lordless Lord
Christless Christianity
Kingless kingdom
Slaveless Master
Powerless power
Godless godliness
Wordless Bible
Silent speech
Fake humility
Ignorant experts
Unholy righteousness

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Bill Maher: there is "a gay mafia"

Quote:

In the online-only "Overtime" portion of his HBO show Real Time, host Bill Maher weighed in on the Mozilla controversy, and did not react in a way that you would think. Maher seemed to disagree with gay rights activists for targeting Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich because of a 2008 donation to support a ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage in California.

"Well, and he gave it when President Obama was still against gay marriage. So, I don't think it's very fair," Carrie Sheffield of Forbes said.

"Good point," Maher responded.

"I think there is a gay mafia," Maher said. "I think if you cross them, you do get whacked."

End quote.

~Real Clear Politics (with video)

No kidding. Seen it for years. It's in liberal circles across the board (just try opposing Obama and see the race card be slammed your way).

So much for tolerance.

No Tolerance of Your "Freedom"

I am not required to tolerate your "freedom" if you sin by flaunting it.



1Co 8:9  But take care that this right of yours does not somehow become a stumbling block to the weak.

1Co 8:11  And so by your knowledge this weak person is destroyed, the brother for whom Christ died.

1Co 8:12  Thus, sinning against your brothers and wounding their conscience when it is weak, you sin against Christ.

1Co 8:13  Therefore, if food makes my brother stumble, I will never eat meat, lest I make my brother stumble.

Rom 14:15  For if your brother is grieved by what you eat, you are no longer walking in love. By what you eat, do not destroy the one for whom Christ died.

Rom 14:19  So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
Rom 14:21  It is good not to eat meat or drink wine or do anything that causes your brother to stumble.

Rom 14:22  The faith that you have, keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who has no reason to pass judgment on himself for what he approves. 

Friday, April 04, 2014

Finally A Few Liberals and Pro-Sodomy Folks See the Hypocrisy Within Their Own Ranks

Andrew Sullivan notes

The guy who had the gall to express his First Amendment rights and favor Prop 8 in California by donating $1,000 has just been scalped by some gay activists. After an OKCupid decision to boycott Mozilla, the recently appointed Brendan Eich just resigned under pressure.

In a follow up article Sullivan wrote in part:

He did not understand that in order to be a CEO of a company, you have to renounce your heresy! There is only one permissible opinion at Mozilla, and all dissidents must be purged! Yep, that’s left-liberal tolerance in a nut-shell. No, he wasn’t a victim of government censorship or intimidation. He was a victim of the free market in which people can choose to express their opinions by boycotts, free speech and the like. He still has his full First Amendment rights. But what we’re talking about is the obvious and ugly intolerance of parts of the gay movement, who have reacted to years of being subjected to social obloquy by returning the favor. Reihan notes the use of the word “integrity” about Mozilla....

This is a repugnantly illiberal sentiment. It is also unbelievably stupid for the gay rights movement. You want to squander the real gains we have made by argument and engagement by becoming just as intolerant of others’ views as the Christianists? You’ve just found a great way to do this. It’s a bad, self-inflicted blow. And all of us will come to regret it.
The in-tray is inundated with your dissents, which we will air in full tomorrow, since it will some time to find the strongest counterpoints. Only a small percentage of emailers are as disgusted as I am:
This really frightens me. Eich may well be wrong – very wrong, in fact – but he has a right to his opinion, and the fact that the Internet threw a hissy fit certainly doesn’t justify firing him. There’s no freedom of speech if you can’t be employed while holding your opinion. And he even made it clear that he wasn’t going to change any of Mozilla’s benefit policies or the like! This wasn’t going to affect anybody in any way. This is entirely about his right to hold his opinion.
This is particularly depressing to me because the tech industry has generally been fairly open-minded. I wouldn’t have expected this from them.

End quote.

I have expected it from them because they are not open-minded nor tolerant, while claiming to be so. This is the hypocrisy and self-contradiction of Post-Modern liberals today.

Murder by "Christians"

Each year 250,000 Evangelical Christian women murder their babies

"The Alan Guttmacher Institute is a nonprofit corporation for reproductive health research and policy analysis. The Institute is also a public education arm of Planned Parenthood. 
It reports that one in six women who have had abortions are evangelical Christians. Based on these statistics, 5.6 million women in our churches have chosen abortion as a way out of an unwanted pregnancy. Each year, 1.5 million American women have an abortion. This means 250,000 evangelical Christian women could choose to abort a child this year. "
~Source

When will  this  issue be directly addressed? 

Why point to the world when those within the churches are guilty of murder AS "Christians"?

So the number of sexually immoral "Evangelical Christians" is at least half a million (and no doubt it's far far more than that---but we can say with confidence that the least number of immorality is 500,000 because it takes two to have sex in order to get pregnant (and no, rape and incest is not the issue, since I believe their number statistically small).

Indiscriminate Giving and Misdirected Compassion

“Let it be pointed out, however, that God requires us to use discretion and discrimination in the bestowments of charity. There is a class of shiftless idlers who are ever ready to impose upon the compassionate and generous hearted, and make the benevolence of others a reason for their own indolence. It is positively wrong to encourage those who seek to subsist on the liberality of others, instead of earning their own bread. Indiscriminate giving often does more harm than good. It is our bounden duty to go to the trouble of properly investigating each case on its own merits, instead of allowing our sentiment to override our judgment. God Himself has said,
“This we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10),
and it is sinful for us to negate that by giving money to able-bodied loafers.”

~Arthur Pink, "An Exposition of Hebrews"

Huckabee's Theme: effeminate cowardice

Mike Huckabee's theme is accurate for the GOP as well as "Christians" who continue to compromise: 

"More Conversation Less Confrontation "

That's today's leaders' "battle cry". Well it's not a battle cry, as they've no wish to to battle for what they believe in with passion and conviction. Why, they don't even see there's a battle of worldviews going on, much less a spiritual battle.

If people rather be loved by the masses, then they will give up what they claim they believe in (thus showing such values and principles were not such, but merely convenient slogans) and go with the flow of sludge down river--fit for nothing useful and getting in the way of clear, healthful water.

So who will EARNESTLY FIGHT for the TRUTH (and I mean spiritually--politics reveals a person true spiritual condition)? 

Huckabee's theme is of complacency, non-conviction, effeminate cowardice. 

With friends like these, we don't need enemies.