“There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Pro-Choice’ Christian” – Matt Walsh

Genius.

Amazing!

Listen, Matt and I have disagreed before, and I acknowledge that his style is confrontational and direct. But this has nothing to do with Mr. Walsh; it has to do with the truth he’s proclaiming with no compunction.

And that’s what I love about him. He’s not just antagonisticly throwing his own opinion in everyone’s faces – he’s confrontational and direct about absolute TRUTH.

This post says exactly what it needs to say exactly how it needs to say it. And he’s 100% correct when he wrote,

If churches in America had any guts, this message would be proclaimed from the pulpit at least once a month.”

This has to be said, and we should all be saying it.

And I am proud to be counted with everyone who stands courageously and says “There’s No Such Thing as a ‘Pro-Choice’ Christian.”

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But It’s Easier NOT Going to Church

But It's Easier Not Going to Church

I didn’t go to church this morning. And by church, I’m not referring to the building, I’m speaking of participating with the Body of Christ in corporate worship.

I’m sick.

My choice was motivated primarily out of two considerations:

  1. I will increasingly have a harder time doing my best for God the more ill I become. I need to recuperate.
  2. Subjecting others to whatever yuckiness I may have to share is unkind.

This is not “forsaking the assembling.” In fact, I agree with Dr. Rand Hummel that sometimes sleep is the most godly thing you can do.

But there are plenty of other people not at church today, and many of their reasons are not as advisable.
Continue reading “But It’s Easier NOT Going to Church”

“‘One Anothers’ I Can’t Find in the New Testament” – Ray Ortlund

“______________ one another.”

What exactly does the Bible say about that?

Here’s a great little article telling us some things God doesn’t say about that: “One Anothers” I Can’t Find in the New Testament.

American Fascism

American Fascism

Fascism is defined as

A way of organizing a society in which a government ruled by a dictator controls the lives of the people and in which people are not allowed to disagree with the government.” –Merriam Webster

Have we come to this in America? Think carefully before you answer
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Sentenced to Death for Being a Christian

Sentenced to Death for Being a Christian

You’ve heard it.

The internet is brimming with it (which is a little surprising because normally something like this is swept under the rug by the mainstream media. Even NBC picked this up.).

How must the Christian view this?

What’s the take-away? Continue reading “Sentenced to Death for Being a Christian”

Um. I told you so.

I and a score of Bible-believing Christians predicted that homosexual marriage would not be the last variant-lifestyle to seek “equality.” Gay advocates have blasted us for saying it, but we’ve said it nonetheless.

We also predicted that these varieties would rush in on America with such vigor that even the pro-gay community would be surprised.

Well. Um. I told you so.

  1. Eagle Rising gives us a glimpse into what they call “The New America” here where three lesbians have gotten married to each other and are expecting a baby. In the video, the benefits of “poly-fidelity” are paraded.
  2. The Northern Colorado Gazette is one of many periodicals to report that in light of the “alternative lifestyle” redefinition – pushed, kicked, and beaten through by the homosexual community – pedophiles are stepping out and garnering psychological “proof” that they too are just another “alternative lifestyle” deserving of inclusion. Read here what’s happening in American, and don’t be surprised to find out it’s happening all over the world (Iraq, Europe – According to Putin).
  3. And these are just two examples of the multitude of groups pushing for their aberrant lifestyles.

Come on, folks. We told you this would happen. More importantly, God told you this would happen.

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. 25 For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

26 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27 and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.

28 And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; 32 and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.” Romans 1:24-32

 

“The Shattering of Jars of Clay” – Michael Brown

Shattering of Jars of Clay

I applaud you Mr. Brown.

You said what needed to be said in very clean, concise language.

For me, the bumpy-spot in my ergonomic wrist-support is the fact that lead singer of a very well-known Christian rock group is the one renaming sin.

My mom always told me, “Stupid people do stupid things; don’t let it surprise you.” I expect the world to embrace sin and throw out God’s prescription for life . . . but I always look on in awe when I see professing Christians (and veritably iconic ones at that) calling right what God calls wrong!

I know. I shouldn’t be surprised.

It’s a scary thing to watch, though, because I cannot help but realize that the following verse was written in prophecy of Mr. Dan Haseltine and those like him:

“[Jesus] said to His disciples, ‘It is inevitable that stumbling blocks come, but woe to him through whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble.” Luke 17:1-2

Read “The Shattering of Jars of Clay” by Michael Brown here.

Post-Modernism’s De-Evolution toward Pre-Paganism

pre-pagan

“Real science predicts.”

If real science predicts, real divinity prophesies.

Many still refer to the our societal way of thinking and relating as postmodern. The extreme difficulty one has in defining this philosophy gives the reader a clue as to the types of thoughts this philosophy breeds – fluffy ones at best.

Postmodernism

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy begins its discussion of postmodern philosophy with,

That postmodernism is indefinable is a truism.”

Word of God Today gives us a slightly more helpful, laymen’s analysis.

While Modernism sees man as a material machine, Postmodernism sees man as simply a cog or node in a social machine.  Rather than being autonomous, man is a product of his culture and only imagines he is self-governing.  While Modernism greatly depended upon ‘reason’ for its progress, Postmodernism now declares that all reason is deeply flawed and affected by bias.  Thus all information, even hallowed scientific information, can no longer be trusted.”

This same article goes on to say,

Unlike the Modernists, the Postmodernists accept religion; any and all religion, except of course, that religion making a claim for universal truth.  Thus we see that both Christianity and Judaism are neatly and quickly excluded from the much talked-about Postmodern ‘toleration.'”

And though we can easily view this definition in our current culture, history has shown us that movements have a slow bleed from one frame of mind to another. Often we cannot accurately name the newest “-ism” until it’s matured enough to look distinct from the previous era. Unfortunately, this “maturation” often progresses like a shining 6th grader turning into a pimply 7th grader – older, but not more attractive.

And so I’d like to make a prediction. Based off of God’s divine foretelling, I believe we’re in the bleed right now, and we’re quickly moving out of postmodernism in America into a new take on an old favorite. Continue reading “Post-Modernism’s De-Evolution toward Pre-Paganism”

The Most Important Thing I Can Say to Mom: and dad too

The Most Important Thing I Can Say to Mom

You’re a parent.

Nine months of new experiences, discomfort, pain, and joy ushered you into the shimmering sphere of parenthood.

Since then, depending on how old your children are, you’ve experienced twenty strollers full of new difficulties, learning experiences, hardships, and happiness.

Whether you chose to educate your children formally or not, you’ve inevitably distilled and instilled more life lessons into them than potentially any other human being ever will.

And for this cause, parents like you have been celebrated in literature, video, blogs, memes, tweets, vines, and graffiti.

mom graffiti

And yet, the question must be asked – what qualified you to be a parent?

Continue reading “The Most Important Thing I Can Say to Mom: and dad too”

Is Your Faith a Fairy Tale?

Is Your Faith a Fairy Tale

On the road to Damascus he met the resurrected Savior of the world.

His life changed for eternity.

But he had a thorn.

Don’t abandon me yet – this post has nothing to do with Paul’s thorn. But it has everything to do with the reality your faith. Continue reading “Is Your Faith a Fairy Tale?”