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Mid-Vacation Comments

We need to take a break from taking a break so here are a few comments on different things happening in the world today

#1. The Indestructable Jew by Max L. Dimont

When someone sets out to write a history of a nation, it is best if they would stick to the actual history. The author above tries to write a history of the Jewish people but right at the beginning he throws in evolutionary timetables. These timetables are not part of Jewish history and they do not belong in the book. Their inclusion only means that we are told that the author is biased and not writing honestly or objectively.

It destroys the content and purpose of the book and this includes when the author says Abraham started the Jewish faith and introduced monotheism to the world. it is not even close to truth as the presence of Melchizedek tells us that monotheism existed prior to Abraham. We have come to the conclusion that most secular scholars, archaeologists and other writers cannot truthfully represent Jewish and Christian history let alone the details of their beliefs. Whenever we pick up a book on jewish and Christian themes written by an unbeliever, we find the same thing, no objectivity, no honesty, misrepresentation of the facts and a clear misunderstanding of religious writings.

#2. Patterns Of Evidence

They are at it again, producing another film on biblical history

Scholars have different ideas of whether Moses existed, and even among those that think he did… where the biblical events actually took place. I just returned from a trip to Jordan where we filmed some reenactments for our new film series. I’m eager to share more with you.

We have begun work now to produce a series of one-hour episodes that investigate the route of the Exodus journey, including the sea crossing and the encounter with God at Mount Sinai. It will explore questions such as why is the Exodus important, are miracles possible, what are the different views on the Exodus route, and is there a pattern of evidence for these events that matches the Bible’s account?

This is taken from their newsletter and while we enjoyed their last film we wonder why the producers feel the need to rehash old ground concerning the Exodus? There has been no real new evidence discovered that justifies the retracing the steps of other scholars who have covered this area of study for decades now. If the producers are not going to stick to the restrictions presented in the Bible or the time scale, which was one of the mistakes made by Bob Cornuke and others have made, then nothing new is going to be learned and this venture simply becomes an excuse to make money.

Sometimes religious people are in too much of a hurry to provide evidence for their faith and they label items as proof when there is no possible way to tie those items to the biblical record. Then when they use unbelieving scholars to help make their case we wonder how much of God is in the works? With that said, we are interested in seeing the final product.

#3. http://www.christianpost.com/news/professors-leave-franklin-graham-christian-college-alma-mater-covenant-opposing-gay-marriage-182221/

Sorry but we cannot agree with the actions of those, or if there are any, professors who want to force Christian colleges to teach and accept sinful activities. Their agenda is misguided and based upon the misunderstanding of a few verses while ignoring many other ones which help clarify what Jesus taught.Love does not include sin in the church and we are not loving our fellow believer as ourselves when we open the church or institutional doors and allow sin into the congregation’s midst.

#4. http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-university-students-demand-school-reject-biblical-views-sex-gender-identity-182081/

This is more of the same. You can say it is UnChristlike but then those making that declaration probably do not know Christ and use restricted verses to make their case. They look at, Jesus was a friend to sinners and ate with them,and draw their conclusions yet fail to see that Jesus NEVER accepted their sins nor included them in the church.

Since God did not make any alterations to the institution of marriage, man has no right to edited it and include those alternatives God has left out.People seem to forget that it was God who created marriage not man and it is up to man to obey God’s limits and rules not erase them so one can do what they want.Then fighting transgenderism is not wrong. it is helping those who are deceived, misguided and misinformed to find the truth that there was no mistake made at birth.

There was no conspiracy between the doctors and parents to alter a baby’s birth gender so the feelings one has that they belong to a different gender are ideas coming from evil to destroy the person, not help them be who they are to be.When people leave the truth out of these issues that is when they become confused and let evil have its way.

#5. http://www.christianpost.com/news/bible-answer-man-fires-back-bill-nye-punish-parents-having-extra-kids-182011/

Who died and left Bill Nye and other scientists in charge of families and parents? Sorry but Mr. Nye has gone too far in his agenda to force his views on others. He forgets that everyone has the right to freely choose how many children they will have. Science and Mr. Nye were not given that responsibility. Science and scientists are not the final authority on any topic nor are they the go to people when others have questions, especially when it comes to family size.

Some people,like Mr. Nye, need to learn to mind their own business and remove the beams from their own eyes before laying down rules for others.

 

Believers & Churches Are TOO Immature

This is the conclusion we have come to over the years. As we leave for our vacation, it seems that topics keep coming to mind so we will post this little tidbit to close things out.

They are more bent on being part of a fad or some other distorted behavior than they are in getting things right. One fad that comes to mind and annoys us greatly is the badly used term ‘gifted’. It is not correct English and it is just annoying whenever we hear it. Another pet peeve that sends us a clue is the use of drums and worship teams in every service. While the Bible does not disallow their use, we have a problem when women are leading men and when the leaders are having their own private worship on stage and everyone else does not know what to do. There is no leading to worship or guiding the people just a person closing their eyes on stage and spiritually whacking off, for a lack of a better term.

Spiritually mature churches would take the time to teach their people how to do worship and services correctly, leaning not to their own understanding but bringing to the people what God wants them to know and how to apply that knowledge correctly. Worship, like church, is not a game and people in the church rarely understand what they are doing or why they are doing it.

We wonder if it is too late for the church in general to grow up and be real believers, someone God would be proud of to have as his child or better yet, be able to use for greater spiritual duties and objectives. Far too many believers do not want to grow up spiritually and that leaves God with a problem as evil has millions of people who are adults and who make mincemeat out of unprepared spiritually unfit believers. How can God win when believers refuse to learn, grow up spiritually and prepare for real spiritual duty?

When the church remains immature children it is no wonder God is not making an impact in this world. The people he has chosen to use are not doing their part and are getting defeated too easily by well prepared forces of evil. God doesn’t want us to pass the buck back to him when we face a spiritual problem or crisis, he wants us to learn how to handle them correctly so that we can grow spiritually.

We are letting God down, he is not letting us down.Churches need to grow up and mature if they want to make a dent in evil’s strongholds.

 

A Word About Homosexuality/Transgenderism

Many people claim that those afflicted with these preferences were born that way. That claim cannot be proven true BUT even if they are born that way, they are still responsible for changing their preferences and repenting of those sins. Being born that way is not granting those people a free pass from the rules of God nor does it eliminate homosexuality/transgenderism from the list of sins God created. People still have to give up their homosexuality, their transgender trait IF they want to see heaven.

Being born heterosexual does not mean that group of people are automatically entering into heaven upon death. They too have to give up their sins, though heterosexuality is not a sin, if they want to get to heaven.There is only one accept sexual preference accepted by God, that is married, monogamous heterosexual unions. Adultery, wife swapping, affairs, one night stands and any other alternative (this includes couples having sex just before they marry) to that accepted preference are sin and people doing those activities need to repent of their sins and not practice that behavior anymore.

Homosexuals and transgender people have to give up their alternative sexual preference if they want to go to heaven. There is no other way for them. Jesus did not accept their sin when he was here on earth, he will not accept it now

 

News In Brief – 3

#1. http://www.christianpost.com/news/florida-college-suspends-christian-student-who-challenged-muslim-prof-s-jesus-assertion-178733/

After talking with the professor about his grade on the essay, Polston said that Zufari then reported him to Rollins’ “Dean of Safety” and even canceled class because she felt “unsafe
Absolutely absurd. These same people would be up in arms if a Christian professor did the exact same thing. This over-protection for some groups of people needs to end and sanity needs to be restored in American Educational institutions.
California Gov. Jerry Brown appealed to the touted Christian values of President Donald Trump and his evangelical supporters Sunday when he called undocumented immigrants “children of God” and suggested the construction of an estimated $20 billion wall along America’s Southern border is not Christian.
He does not know what Christian really is nor does he know how to apply biblical teaching. He also doesn’t understand the difference between legal and illegal immigration. breaking the law is not to be supported even in the Christian faith.
A year after North Carolina’s controversial HB 2 “bathroom bill” was signed into law requiring transgender people to use restrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates in public buildings, a new analysis by the Associated Press says the bill will cost the state $3.76 billion over 12 years.
Pandering to sin and delusions is not the correct way to handle these problems. Transgenders should be told the truth and made to use the bathroom matching their birth gender.
A week after disgruntled Princeton Theological Seminary alumni complained that Tim Keller, founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, should not receive the school’s Kuyper Prize because of his church’s position on the ordination of women and LGBT individuals, the seminary decided Wednesday not to give the award this year.

So now you have to hold liberal and sinful views to receive awards. Hmmm… Pathetic.
 

Unfair??

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/church-of-england-s-stance-on-gay-marriage-is-untenable-say-mps.html

A number of MPs responded to the crisis, calling the Church’s stance on gay marriage “untenable,” “unfair,” and “hard to justify,” according to Christian Today.

It seems that those MPs have a very different definition f the word ‘unfair’ than the rest of the world. How is it unfair to make people who want to be part of the church, follow the rules of the church and by extension the God they claim to serve? One would think that, by any normal definition of the term, it would be unfair to those who follow the rules to allow rulebreakers in without discipline, correction and a warning to follow the rules.

“Is it not increasingly untenable for our Church, which enjoys significant privileges in this country because of its established status, to continue to discriminate against its own members simply because they happen to be gay?” asked Ben Bradshaw, Labour MP for Exeter who is himself in a gay relationship and belongs to the Anglican Church

Making people follow the rules is NOT discrimination but telling people that there is a line between good and evil and that line should not be crossed. What good is having rules if no one abides by them or are told to abide by them?

Dame Caroline Spelman, Second Church Estates Commissioner, added that “Changes have taken place and more need to happen.”

The changes that need to be made are that churches should get back to the word of God and not alter it because some people want to practice and bring evil into the church.

 

Bits & Pieces

We may make this into a new series to discuss news in brief or specific articles that directly impact the faith.

#1. http://www.christianpost.com/news/why-should-evangelicals-observe-lent-176320/

“I’ve seen that surge in the church where I pastor, without any promotion from me,” Ponder wrote. “I’ve seen the same on social media, going hardly more than two minutes without bumping into a post by a friend describing what they are doing, reading, or giving up for Lent.”

Mere Orthodoxy also noticed this not so long ago, mentioning that the Lenten “devotional expression, long a hallmark of more liturgical churches, is now a growing trend among low-church evangelicals.”

Pastors need to be careful how they relate Lent and other fad practices to the church. One can support almost anything from the Bible and it is not a wise practice to follow false teaching even if it has scriptural support. False teaching is false teaching and if one is not careful, they may be fooled because the false teacher has supported his or her heresy from the scriptures. Case in point:

CP asked Packiam to respond to the objection that since Lent is not explicitly in Scripture, not a “divine statute,” it should therefore not be practiced.

“Forty-day fast periods are there in Scripture. So, early Christians, one of the first things they did as a way of preparing new believers for baptism, was to have a 40-day fast period. And, if you think of it that way, we are using a practice that ancient Israelites used. A 40-day fast period is a way of seeking God, as a way of repenting,” he said.

Yes 40 day past periods were part of the early church but the purpose behind those fasts were vastly different from what is behind Lent. Then just because the fast is present in scripture does it mean that Lent is okay. Lent is not a real fast nor is it biblical. We do not follow what  is not biblical.
In keeping with what the company describes as a longstanding policy to be inclusive, Disney XD, for the first time in the company’s history, included several gay characters kissing in an episode of “Star vs. The Forces of Evil,” one of its most popular cartoons on Monday. And conservatives are not happy about it.

Disney has lost its way. Parents need to be strong when they teach their children for their children will face a lot of peer pressure concerning many different activities not just inclusion of those who do wrong and call it good. Christians are not to ‘go along to get along’ but need to be wise and instruct their children correctly so that the latter can handle the problems that come their way when they do not participate in the popular activities. It is not the schools that give children their moral training but the parents and the churches need to train the parents well and properly so that they can handle these difficult issues.
When I was working in a group home many years ago, the founder came to me and said ‘you got to yoke em when the are young’. His yoking was not that Christian in nature though he claimed to be a Christian and sadly it seems that someone at Disney heard the same statement for that is what they seem to be doing- yoking the young so that they will accept evil as good. Evil is never good, never right and not to be taught to little children. They need to learn God’s standards of right and wrong, good and evil, and morality and immorality. They also have to learn God’s commandments and instructions so that they may grow strong in the Lord and fear him not man.
Some Christian parents are voicing their disapproval after the U.K. government mandated that sex and relationships be taught in all English schools. They argue that they should be the ones taking the lead on such an important issue and protecting their children from things like pornography.

Yes Christian parents should take the lead for the secular world does not have superior objective standards to govern their behavior and presentations. Do not expect the secular world do operate according to Christian principles.
The New York City Department of Education has instructed teachers and faculty to address transgender students by their preferred pronouns  — whether that be “he,” “she,” “they” or “ze.”

Case in point. This is just dumb and shows that God is no longer in New York Education. The New York department errs as we do not reinforce mental illness or confusion. We are to straighten out the thinking of the young so that they know the difference between right and wrong and help them make the right choices.
 

News In Brief- 2

{We forget the numbers so We may have erred in the title}

#1. http://www.christianpost.com/news/alabama-megachurch-wants-own-police-force-governor-may-allow-it-176331/

According to AL.com, a bill proposing that Briarwood Presbyterian Church and Briarwood Christian School get their own police department passed 9–2 in the House Public Safety Committee about two weeks ago.

Some lawmakers argue that allowing a private church to have its own police force is a slippery slope.

Democrat Rep. Chris England also raised concern about who the police officer would answer to. A church official said the officers would answer to the leadership of the church.

England raised concerns, however, about transparency. Questions were raised about a drug investigation at the Briarwood Christian School in 2015 and whether a private, internal police department would cover up a drug problem.

We understand why the church is asking for this but we agree with the concerns and wonder how wise it would be to allow a private police force to operate on church grounds.

#2. http://www.christianpost.com/news/witches-casting-spell-on-trump-is-real-jesus-himself-warned-of-dark-spirits-afa-176188/

Conservative radio host Bryan Fischer warned that threats of spiritual warfare and reports of witches placing curses on President Donald Trump should be taken seriously. He pointed to Jesus Christ who warned of “dark spirits” in the world

Pray for your leaders. if you don’t then evil has an easier time of manipulating them and that is not good for the believer. Praying for one’s leaders, even if you do not like them, in time helps the believer as better decisions are made, less persecution and so on.You are helping yourself when you pray for all of them.

#3. http://www.christianpost.com/news/assisted-suicide-sounds-compassionate-but-reality-is-different-human-rights-advocates-say-176070/

Legalizing assisted suicide opens the door for all kinds of human rights abuses, puts a price on human life, and diminishes the dignity of the human being, according to conservative leaders gathered at CPAC.

Wisdom is needed to guide this issue. We are against any form of suicide even though we know people suffer greatly with their diseases. Thou Shalt Not Kill did not leave an escape clause for the terminally ill or chronic sufferers.

#4. http://www.christianpost.com/news/christian-charity-retools-after-young-missionary-gets-40-years-for-sexually-assaulting-children-176068/

When the caretaker inquired about his behavior, “several of the children stated Durham often touched them in a sexual manner or told them to touch themselves while he watched.”

The founder of the home was told about the allegations and confronted Durham in early June 2014. He denied the allegations “but admitted to be struggling with homosexuality and child pornography.” He, however, admitted to church members on June 17 that year that he had performed sex acts on the children.

People have problems, even Christians. BUT we do not run for the hills or circle the wagons and keep the failing Christian from receiving true Christian help. They need the same help everyone does to keep them on the straight and narrow. We cannot afford to turn our backs on them but lead them back to repentance and conquering of their sins through Jesus.

#5. http://www.christianpost.com/news/boys-have-penises-girls-have-vulvas-bus-ad-banned-in-madrid-for-offending-transsexuals-176321/

The Madrid City Council has banned a Catholic group’s full-length bus ad that says “boys have penises, girls have vulvas” over concerns that it might offend “transsexual children.”

Take a chance, tell the truth and offend them.

Madrid City Council Socialists spokeswoman Purificacion Causapie called the bus ad “contrary to the dignity and rights of transsexual children,

Sorry but, the transgendered children are claiming and behaving like something they are not. They lost their dignity a long time ago.

 
 
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