Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Desperate, dishonest, deviant: homosexual You Tuber is a faker and a liar

Popular homosexual YouTuber Calum McSwiggan reportedly faked an alleged hate crime attack on himself in West Hollywood on Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
“The authorities should have been there to help and protect me but instead they treated me like a second class citizen,” he claimed. “With three broken teeth and six stitches in my forehead, I’ve never felt so terrified to be a gay man in the public eye.
Captain Holly M. Perez of the West Hollywood Police Station claims that they “were unable to substantiate the assault” and that McSwiggan “had no visible injuries” at their time of investigation. Police soon arrested McSwiggan however after he was seen by deputies vandalizing a car, and the YouTuber ended up being processed with a mugshot and given a cell for the night.
West Hollywood Police officers “then observed [McSwiggan] injuring himself with the handle and receiver to a payphone inside the cell.” After breaking his teeth and piercing his forehead, McSwiggan was quickly sent to the local hospital.
“Mr. McSwiggan’s booking photo was taken prior to deputies seeing Mr. McSwiggan injuring himself,” reported the police station in a statement to The Advocate, confirming the captain’s claims that McSwiggan was unharmed at the time of his arrest.
“I saw Cal screaming crying after the attack. He didn’t fake it,” wrote one of McSwiggan’s friends in a tweet, acknowledging that he didn’t witness the actual events.
Desperate, dishonest, deviant.

Survey: excessive health problems among deviants

With nearly 69,000 participants, the survey revealed that lesbian, gay and bisexual adults "were more likely to report impaired physical and mental health, heavy alcohol consumption, and heavy cigarette use, potentially due to the stressors that (they) experience as a result of interpersonal and structural discrimination," researchers wrote online June 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

~Yahoo News

Sin has consequences. Trying to go against God's created order, suppressing the Truth with their unrighteousness (Romans 1), will have physical ramifications.  They blame those who reject their deviant behavior, for their physical problems which is irrational. The problem is enslavement to sin, and the solution is to repent of one's sins, confess one to be totally depraved with original sin, and cry out to God our Creator, for mercy and forgiveness. He is quick to forgive and save those who come to Him through Jesus Christ the resurrected Lord for salvation. Those whom HE sets free through faith in Christ Jesus alone by His blood, are made free indeed by Him.

Rom 1:18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
Rom 1:19  because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them.
Rom 1:20  For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
Rom 1:21  For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
Rom 1:22  Professing to be wise, they became fools,
Rom 1:23  and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.
Rom 1:24  Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them.
Rom 1:25  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.
Rom 1:26  For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural,
Rom 1:27  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.

Rom 1:32  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. 

Confidence In the Lord Himself

"If our confidence be fully placed in the Lord Himself, he will not fail us. He will stand by us, though no others do; He will deliver us out of the hands of those who seek our hurt; He will put to confusion those who set themselves against us; and He will honour us in the sight of those who have slandered or reproached us. Look not on the frowning faces of worldlings, O trembling believer, but fix the eye of faith upon Him who has all power in heaven and in earth. Be not discouraged because you meet with so few who are like-minded, but console yourself with the grand fact that if God be for us it matters not who is against us....Put yourself unreservedly in His hands, seek only His glory, and He will not fail you. Trust Him fully as to the outcome, and he will not put you to confusion."
~ Arthur Pink, "The Life of Elijah"

Monday, June 27, 2016

An Open Letter of Apology

An open letter from JD Hall:
There comes that moment – even for Christians steeped in conservative traditions – to recognize when the times have changed…and the times have changed. Taking a cue from other Christians who find a sense of closure in writing an open letter of apology to the gay community, I will follow suit and apologize for several things on behalf of not just myself, but my fellow Christians.
Dear Gay Community,
As a Christian who has been forced to evaluate where I stand in recent days in light of Scripture, in both tone and message, I would like to apologize for myself and other Christians…

Read it here.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Five Things That May Happen After Brexit

The UK will survive. Although British twitter seems to be lighting up with signs of panic, the UK’s self-governance stretches back centuries before the existence of many of Europe’s modern states. The notion that the country is incapable of governance without a bureaucratic superstructure from Brussels is simply silly.

~ "5 Things That Come Next After Brexit", Daily Wire

Brexit

Leaving the shackles of socialist and anti-semitism behind and on to self-rule and sovereignty once again.

 

Justice and Mercy Without True Humility

"If Christians were content with doing justly and loving mercy, but would cease walking humbly with God [Micah 6:8], they might go through the world, not only in peace, but with applause; but he that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution (2 Tim. 3:12). Such a life reproves the ungodliness of men and provokes their resentment."
~ Arthur Pink, "The Beatitudes"

The key is  humility before God. Most who claim Jesus' name have no humility before God. They have "no fear of God before their eyes" (Rom. 3:18). Therefore social justice without true humility before the Holy One of Israel who demands we be holy as He is holy, is nothing but fake humility. That is to say, it is pride. A form of godliness without His power and Spirit (2 Tim. 3:5).

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Good News: abstinence among teens up 28% since 1991

And now for some good news:
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reveals that nearly 60 percent of high school students today have never had sex – an increase of 28 percent since 1991.
In a press statement about the report, the American College of Pediatricians says the news “demonstrates clearly that Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA), or sexual abstinence, is a relevant message for youth and a goal they can achieve.
In addition, the College says the CDC’s report also shows that Comprehensive Sex Education (CSE) is “failing.”
Teens who do choose to engage in sexual activity are using less birth control; sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are on the rise, as is adolescent depression, sometimes referred to as the emotional STI,” the College notes. “Sexual abstinence is the only behavior choice that offers adolescents 100% protection against the triple epidemic of depression, STIs and teen pregnancy due to early sexual debut.”

Monday, June 13, 2016

Ann Voskamp and Grief: a disturbing view of God and sorrow

Disturbing:

The trees cry until God hangs upon the tree...

His tears are sweet to us. BECAUSE our God’s acquainted with grief, He is intimately acquainted with us, with our thorns hidden and driven deep. We don’t cry alone...

And we ’ll go home and put a lamb on the table and He took the cup and He gave thanks for it and He BEGGED:Do this in remembrance of me...

Take your broken heart and give thanks for the heart of God who bleeds with yours. ..

a God who not only who dies for you, but who cries with you...

We get that experience of God when He stretches open His arms on that Cross and cries,“For you. For all your regrets and for all your impossibles,for all that will never be and for all that once was...

I offer to take the nails, the sharp edge of everything....

~Ann Voskamp (caps, my emphasis), on her website which should be titled "An UNholy Experience", but I digress. Sort of. She's one of the speakers at the inter-faith Together 2016 rally in D.C. where the pope and other fellow false teachers will be speaking.

The problem is that first she's got Roman Catholic doctrine flowing out of her. It's like she's describing a Roman Catholic crucifix. The biblical Jesus is not on the cross nor taking nails for anyone right now. Her use of present tense shows her false doctrine. Jesus' death was once for all time, as Hebrews 10:10 states. He is not currently shedding blood nor pierced by nails.

Secondly, God doesn't need to know grief in order to be "intimately acquainted with us". He is the Sovereign Creator and therefore knows everyone intimately (see Ps. 139 for example which says He knows us because He's omniscient). Emotions do not aid God knowing us. This is frankly blasphemy.

Thirdly, she gave no Scripture for God "crying" for us because of our grief.

Where does Scripture say God's heart bleeds for ours?

Fourth, her jesus is an effeminate, emotionally-driven jesus. Her's is an unholy man, not the thrice Holy One of Israel,who apparently is in grief, crying and boohooing whenever we are. Think about it. Multiply that by how many millions who feel that way and apparently her god is nothing but an emotional basket case. Never mind about God being offended by sin by those who claim His name, much less those who don't. I mean, it's allll about me and my pain. This is nothing short of the secular view of not being able to speak about an issue UNLESS you've walked in somebody's shoes and feel their pain.

Trees cry until God hangs upon the tree? They cry? God is going to hang on the tree? I know all creation "groans" because of the Fall of all creation which came about by Adam's sin, but that's certainly not what she's stating at all.

Listen, unless we first repent and turn to the biblical Jesus (which is not the one Voskamp has), we won't know the peace of God. Secondly, the biblical Gospel doesn't teach that Jesus died on the cross for my pain but rather for my SIN which I committed against Him. Getting the Gospel right is an absolute necessity. Also, our encouragement during hard, difficult times comes from the Spirit through the precious Word of God:

Rom 15:4 For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Rom 15:5 Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according to Christ Jesus, Rom 15:6 so that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heb 6:17 In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, Heb 6:18 so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. Heb 6:19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, Heb 6:20 where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.

Php 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Php 4:5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Php 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Php 4:7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Php 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. Php 4:9 The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Joh 14:24 "He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine, but the Father's who sent Me. Joh 14:25 "These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. Joh 14:26 "But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. Joh 14:27 "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
For an example of how to deal with real grief, that is to have right thinking: Lam 3:14 I have become a laughingstock to all my people, Their mocking song all the day. Lam 3:15 He has filled me with bitterness, He has made me drunk with wormwood. Lam 3:16 He has broken my teeth with gravel; He has made me cower in the dust. Lam 3:17 My soul has been rejected from peace; I have forgotten happiness. Lam 3:18 So I say, "My strength has perished, And so has my hope from the LORD." Lam 3:19 Remember my affliction and my wandering, the wormwood and bitterness. Lam 3:20 Surely my soul remembers And is bowed down within me. Lam 3:21 This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Lam 3:22 The LORD'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. Lam 3:23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Lam 3:24 "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "Therefore I have hope in Him." Lam 3:25 The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him. Lam 3:26 It is good that he waits silently For the salvation of the LORD.

Psa 42:2  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God? 
Psa 42:3  My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day long, "Where is your God?" 
Psa 42:4  These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me. For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival. 
Psa 42:5  Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence. 
Psa 42:6  O my God, my soul is in despair within me; Therefore I remember You from the land of the Jordan And the peaks of Hermon, from Mount Mizar. 

Jas 1:2  Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 
Jas 1:3  knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 
Jas 1:4  And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 
Jas 1:5 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. Jas 1:6 But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. Jas 1:7 For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord,

The Judgement of God

It's not that Jesus denied God's judgment upon those who fell under the tower of Siloam or at the hands of Pilate. He in fact, reiterated His justice. As well, He also showed all are sinners earning the same wrath of God.

Luk 13:1  Now on the same occasion there were some present who reported to Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. 
Luk 13:2  And Jesus said to them, "Do you suppose that these Galileans were greater sinners than all other Galileans because they suffered this fate? 
Luk 13:3  "I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. 
Luk 13:4  "Or do you suppose that those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them were worse culprits than all the men who live in Jerusalem? 

Luk 13:5  "I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish." 

Evangelicals Blaming Christians For Persecution

This is the problem with Evangelicals: it's YOUR fault Christians are being persecuted by Muslims--unreal. "Christian" Post reports:

Dr. Bob Roberts, the senior pastor of Northwood Church in Texas...
warned that some statements coming out of America make life hard for other Christians around the world.

"When Christians make harsh statements against the Muslims around the world, it just makes things far more difficult. Christians actually increase Christian persecution around the world in America by being hateful to Muslims. And those are your brothers in Christ. The world is connected," he asserted.

Some of Roberts' efforts in building relationships with Muslims include hosting the Spreading the Peace Convocation in October 2015 alongside Imam Muhammad Magid, the executive director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, which brought together close to 200 imams and Evangelical pastors for dialogue.

Roberts told CP that once Muslims and Christians get to know one another, "the tension and fear come down" and people begin to watch out for one another.

End quote.

However, the truth is that Roberts is an utter ignoramus about Islam and biblical Christianity. Moreover, he's a coward and an appeaser.

First of all NO true Muslim is willing to work WITH non-Muslims; rather they will use the ignorance of such Westerns to INFILTRATE and destroy the West and it will start with liberals like Roberts first.

Secondly, the notion that we should not be seriously concerned for our own welfare as a family unit, a local church, and a country is absolutely insulting. Islam is a POLITICAL religion and as such is set against the law of our land. Additionally they are seeking to force us to submit or die. We should resist this.

Thirdly, Muslims are of a culture that lies all the time. Their father the devil is a liar. Their prophet Muhammad was a liar. And the quran supports lying for the sake of Islam (that's called al-takeyya).

Let's remember that Paul righteously portrayed Cretans as "always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons." A true portrayal, that is, FACTS of Islam must be understood if one is to wisely know how to deal with not only Islam but Muslims. This liberal nonsense about working together and "dialoguing" with Muslims is a facade of compromise.

Fourthly, Islam at it's foundation hates Christians and Jews. It hates all non-Muslims. The hostility is FIRST with them, not the other way around. They seek to kill and destroy all who won't submit to Islam. It is not Christians who seek to kill and destroy Muslims. It never has been.

Lastly, we don't need to compromise and pretend a facade of dialogue in order to declare the Gospel with Muslims. We don't need to white-wash Islam and condemn Christians for stating the truth and having a healthy human fear of killers and rapists (I mean this humanly speaking---in Christ we are not to fear those who can kill us).

Helping to build mosques and having dialogue with Muslims will not cause them to like Evangelicals more. Instead, it only earns God's wrath because it is hostility against HIM.

2Co 6:14 Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? 2Co 6:15 Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? 2Co 6:16 Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, "I WILL DWELL IN THEM AND WALK AMONG THEM; AND I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE. 2Co 6:17 "Therefore, COME OUT FROM THEIR MIDST AND BE SEPARATE," says the Lord. "AND DO NOT TOUCH WHAT IS UNCLEAN; And I will welcome you.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Islamaphobia Is Actually An Entirely Logical "Phobia"




Steve Crowder explains in his informative yet lightly comedic way, exactly how fearing murderous jihadists isn't irrational at all like being afraid of pickles or butterflies, given the statistics of the views of Muslims globally as well as the increase of jihads over the last few years. Here are some excerpts:



Islam is a belief system, it isn’t a race. Being alarmed by the tenants of that belief system doesn’t make me a “racist” anymore than putting cream in my coffee makes me a white supremacist.

Islam= one of the three major monotheistic religions (in fact the “newest” monotheistic religion, after Judaism and Christianity) founded in the 7th century AD in the Arabian peninsula. From my dictionary: “The ritual observances and moral code of Islam were said to have been given to Muhammad as a series of revelations, which were codified in the Koran.” Islam is also well-known for its mistreatment of women, the belief that infidels (non-Muslims) must die, and a tendency for factions of Islam to blow people up. Not anecdotal evidence, but purely observable, substantiated data...

Lest you call me a racist bigot, here be some polls from Pew Research…

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stoning

Death Penalty

sharia law of land

Told you so.

Contrast Islam with a “Phobia:” an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.

Ummm… okay, so if you’re afraid of something benign, that’s extreme or irrational. Like pickles. Some people actually have a fear of pickles. If you can’t sleep at night because there are pickles in you refrigerator, you’re being irrational and need to seek help. Fair?....

Islam, however, calls for the extermination of non-Muslims. Allow me to clarify. Islam’s holiest prophet, Muhammad, specifically called for the extermination of non-Muslims. Several times. In graphic detail. See, I don’t have an irrational fear of pickles. I have (what I will argue is a healthy) fear of murderers. Specifically murderers who’ve already, very publicly declared that they want to murder me. And you. And pretty much everyone who checks “other” when provided with a Muslim census.

End quote. Go here for the full article that links to various reports and stats which substantiate Crowder's statements regarding Islam's tenant, etc. Also, he just says it in a very entertaining way.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

God's Sovereignty Defined

Discontent Is A Grievous Sin And Keeps The Christian From Grateful Thanksgiving

"Be content with what you have! God takes note of the discontent of our hearts--as well as the murmuring of our lips.
Not only is discontent a grievous sin against God, but it unfits the Christian for the discharge of holy duties, preventing the exercise of those graces which are necessary in order thereunto. It silences the lips of supplication, for how can a murmurer pray? It destroys the spirit of submission, for complaining is a fretting against the Lord. It quenches faith, hope and love. Discontent is the very essence of ingratitude, and therefore it stifles the voice of thanksgiving. There cannot be any rest of soul, until we quietly resign our persons and portions to God's good pleasure. Discontent corrodes the strings of the heart, and therefore it arrests all growth in grace.
Discontent is usually over temporal matters, and this is a sad intimation that material things are sought after more eagerly than are spiritual things. It argues a lack of confidence in the care of our heavenly Father to provide for us the things which are needed.
"How long shall this wicked congregation grumble against Me? I have heard the grumblings of the people of Israel, which they grumble against Me!" Numbers 14:27
"Do all things without grumbling and complaining!" Philippians 2:14
"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said: Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5
~ Arthur Pink, "Exposition of Hebrews"