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The Hardness of our Hearts 0

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Alexander
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Where is the outrage?

National Disgrace

It is national knowledge that Peter Strzok and Lisa Page had an ongoing affair. That is being polite. Both of them are married. They are adulterers. Yet the news of both conservative and liberal mediums gloss over this point as they focused on the brash and arrogance of Peter Strzok’s testimony before congress and his recent firing.

Peter’s wife is Melissa Hodgman and Lisa’s husband is Joseph Burrow. Doesn’t anyone find it odd that none of them share names? When I shared this thought with someone else, he responded:

They are married as in a business arrangement. They are partners in crime. Because married, they cannot testify against each other.

If you are concerned about the moral implications of them fooling around outside of marriage, rest assured they only got married because of the above reasons and nothing to do with God.

Yes, they are partners in crime.  At least the biggest criminals of all, Bill and Hillary, share the same last name of Clinton.

Apparently Peter and Melissa have no children, which for their sake, I am glad.  Lisa and Joseph, on the other hand, have a son and a daughter. The shame those two will subconsciously feel towards their mother has to be profound since the affair is a national scandal.

Hardness of Heart in Society and the Church

Where is the outrage from the Church? The comment above, “rest assured they only got married because of the above reasons and nothing to do with God” shows that God is not even a consideration. We have reached a point in our national consciousness where it is acceptable to fornicate, commit adultery, divorce and remarry without regard to what God desires for us, or how it affects the children.

There is no protest of the filth on TV and the movies. Instead, we as the Church consume the filth and brush it off with the grace of God allows it.

CW who has taken the world of DC comics, and who constantly barrages their audience with lesbian characters as secondary characters, has now introduced a main character as a lesbian, Batwoman.  The irony of the outcry against the story is not that she is a lesbian, but that she is Jewish! She can be a lesbian but can’t be a Jewish lesbian. The Warner brothers were Jews themselves.

Yet another indication of the hardness of our hearts.

It seems that the general revelation to come of the widespread practice of pedophilia may have to be the straw that breaks the church camel’s back.   We need to take the warning of Revelations seriously:

Rev_18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Prelude to Persecution 0

Posted on May 13, 2018 by Alexander
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Women are coming forward speaking up about past sexual abuse.

As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths.  (Isa_3:12)

 

A snow ball has been rolling that continues to get larger. The #MeToo movement has encouraged women of all ages to speak up about past sexual abuses. From what I have read so far in the news, the #MeToo movement seems to be mostly pagan women, not believing women, although more and more Christian women are also speaking up, too.

Criminals

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Larry Nasser molested Olympic gymnasts

I am a gymnastics coach. Larry Nassar was a trusted Olympic physician who took advantage of underage women who, naively believed that his finger b-nging them was actually an “interior digital massage”. The pervert is a sexual predator who deserves to be locked up. Those young girls who are now adult women are part of the #MeToo movement and are a mixture of Christian women and feminists. Nor would I say that these gymnasts hate men, for several of them are married and have children.   But I am concerned that the #MeToo movement is a double edged sword that, on one side, addresses perverts who need to be indicted and locked up, but on the other hand,  false accusations might be too easily accepted  simply because so many women have been abused.

Coaching gymnastics is like walking on eggshells now.  Every physical contact with a female student is scrutinized and questioned making spotting extremely difficult. Most of the USAG leaders resigned.  Mothers are telling their daughters not to trust anyone, so the slightest accusation is taken so seriously that no male coach can simply relax and be normal around the girls.

Right now, in the USA, any child that makes an accusation of inappropriate behavior opens the door for grand jury indictment. This happened to me 20 years ago in a gym where I coached gymnastics. A gymnast accused me of – I don’t even know what since they never told me – and yet, I never coached her or worked with her at any time since she was not my student. The grand jury threw the case out because there was no evidence at all. Nonetheless to be able to continue coaching I had to spend $1500 to expunge the record. I see this as a potential  consequence of the #MeToo movement.

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Is the Bible Your Idol? 0

Posted on June 22, 2017 by Alexander
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Do you substitute the Bible for God?

I first proposed this thought in a forum. I should not have been surprised at the out cry of some responses but I was also delighted by those who understood my intention: that is, not to diminish the wonder of the Bible but to point out how it can become an idol that replaces God.

That the Bible can become an idol should not surprise anyone who walks with Christ. Consider the Jews. They prance the scroll of the Torah around their synagogue service no different than Hindus carrying carved idols of Krishna. Even some of the Messianic Jews, who know the truth of Jesus, prance the scroll of the Torah around their congregation in like fashion. This is also true of some Protestants. One of the forum readers made this comment:

“Some of us are old enough to remember when the expectation was that the Bible be treated as sacred and holy. You washed your hands before you handled it. It was to be on the top of any stack of books. It was to be displayed and not hidden away in a drawer or cabinet. The pages were not to be soiled or smudged.”

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Why American Christians are Angry 0

Posted on December 09, 2012 by Alexander

Why are so many Christians angry?

The Foundation

I can not speak for everyone, but I can speak for myself.  I have been an angry Christian, and I have also walked in genuine peace and humility.   The first thing that needs to be understood is the emotion of anger, which I believe is misunderstood by many people.   Emotions are treated as some kind of independent part of our human nature as illustrated by the common definition of the soul – our mind, will and emotions.  This definition does a disservice to understanding our human nature, and I think (but do not know) that secular psychology is the cause of this misunderstanding.

The Mind

Emotions are the expressions of our thoughts, both in our mind and heart, or our conscience thoughts (mind) and sub-conscience thoughts (heart). In other words, our emotions are the result of what we think upon.  Film-makers and advertisers understand this and know how to create emotional roller coaster rides through their stories.  Emotions, therefore can be controlled by controlling our thoughts, which is the heart of true Christian discipleship. Consider these imperatives from Paul in 2 Corinthians.

(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)  Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;   And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.  (2 Cor. 10:4-6 KJV)

In other words we are to watch our thought life and think on those thoughts that agree with God and to stop thinking those thoughts that oppose the way of Christ.  Paul gives us more specific instruction in Philippians.

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (Php 4:8 KJV)

If we keep our thoughts on positive things, our emotions will express this.  Anger is not an expression of positive thoughts.  This control of our thought life is the meaning of Romans 12:

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. (Rom 12:2 KJV) Read the rest of this entry →

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