Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Comfort For Some

"Who is among you that fears the LORD, That obeys the voice of His servant, That walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the LORD and rely on his God." 

Even in the darkest of dark times, we who fear (respect) the LORD, who obey Him, who Trust in His name can and do rely on Him.

Behold, all you who kindle a fire, Who encircle yourselves with firebrands, Walk in the light of your fire And among the brands you have set ablaze."
The human assumption is that our 'own' light/wisdom/achievement is capable of dispelling/vanquishing darkness. But such Human wisdom always fails, because we carry the Darkness inside each of us. It's called Sin. 

"This you will have from My hand: You will lie down in torment."

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

"He Is Not Mad At You"

"He Is Not Mad At You".
Looks like a positive statement, right?
It's been posted on the signboard of the local Christian radio station for months.
If we assume that "He" means God...
then it really is important to know who the "You" represents.
If the "You" means Christians, then I am fine with the sign-God is not mad at us.
But if this is a blanket statement, telling all who read it that
"He Is Not Mad At You"...
then that is bad humanist thinking masquerading as theological thought.
God is indeed at enmity with a sin-plagued humanity which is absolutely
filled with hatred/ at enmity with Him.
 "He Is Not Mad At You" is awfully close to the lie that God is too loving to send anyone
to hell.
God is loving, but also just, and hell will be full of people who have rejected His Grace, the atonement made available through Jesus Christ.
Bottom line: if you are not at peace with God, then God is not at peace with you.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Best News I've Heard All Week

Congrats to United Kingdom for throwing off the chains of the European Union!
Let the modern day King Georges of the E.U. get MAD...I don't care.
Sure, the U.S. stock markets dived down tremendously...just means that this is a
great time to invest, so buy! Buy! BUY!
President Obama had "WARNED" the U.K. that if they did choose to leave the E.U., they
would go "Back to the end of the line" regarding trade agreements with the U.S.
I'm assuming that President Obama's psychosis has degenerated into full blown Solipsism.
He may leave office in January right into the safe haven of a padded room. Visitors allowed every other Tuesday.
Back to the Good News-just as it is a bad idea to co-sign a loan for someone who has no financial discipline, the United Kingdom will no longer be tied to the loser Countries of that same stripe-Greece, are your ears burning?
May Germany follow the U.K. out of that amalgamation of despairs.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Competitive Presidentializing

The local rhubarb getting the vapors concerns 'fears' that Hilly or Trumpy would 'be the Worst President EVER!"
Hold on, Peanut.
Franky (Swifty) Pierce would be hard to beat.
A pro-Slavery Northerner whose own party decided to "go another direction" rather than support him for re-election.
Think about that.
We've had a couple of "one termers" in our lifetime, but to be so bad that your own party dumps you out of the Oval Office?
Relax on the "If ______ wins, we're DOOOOOOOMMMED!" jargon.
We've survived worse.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

How About A Little Truth For A Change?

Wednesday Night is FUN Night!
Thought this could be interactively interesting:
Okay, so most of us know at least a little bit about the comic goddess Wonder Woman.
Amongst her arsenal of crime fighting goodies is her Golden Lasso.
ANYONE encircled in that rope must fully obey WW and, when asked any question...
must tell the absolute truth!
Interactive time:
Wonder Woman is standing ready to rope and question any/all of the perps shown.
Pick one, ask your question, and also share the answer you think you would get.
Doug asks, "Hillary-who do you think will win in November?"
and the answer I expect, if she cannot lie, is "Trump".
Here's your opportunity-what Q would you ask Trump or the others if he or they had to answer truthfully?
There is no scorekeeping, because we are all winners. Have at it!