Sunday, July 31, 2016

What's All This Hating Talk About?

I was thinking about one of the regular charges brought against Christians-that we be haters of:
everyone else who doesn't believe in God
everyone who believes in the wrong god

You hear Christians talking about "Love your neighbor" and the first thought occurring is:

Hold on there, hypo-critters! Here is the verse as it reads in Luke:
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.”

If you feel that we are not doing the second part (Love thy neighbor) WE CHRISTIANS believe that YOU totally ignore the first part about loving God with all of your heart.
Many of you are proud of that.
Here something that might blow your mind:
The Bible, God's Word, does not tell you how to live...if you are not one of God's people.
It does indeed speak to Christians, and all of the lessons apply to us and our lives.
But if you are not a Christian, if you live your lives apart from God...He does not expect you to
be righteous.

But Doug! You might say-why do Christians continue to fuss about abortion, homosexuality, SIN in our country if the Bible isn't meant for us?
It's our country, too. And you are our neighbor whom we are supposed to love as we love ourselves.
God commissioned us to share the Gospel and be light in a darkened world.
"19“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 
20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

We 'fuss' about such issues because we know that there are none righteous, and that Sin brings death. We don't want you to die. We want you to live in Heaven with us forever. No hypocrisy.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hiding Our Heads In Sand, Kneeling Towards Mecca

GREAT! The Circus is in town but I'm busy!
Grand Guignol, anyone?
Caught only a few DNC moments, but I did hear Lizzy Warren state that their candidate Hillary Clinton would stand up to the big banks!
Well, she DID stand up in front of a few of them and was paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to speak.
Words of wisdom or last year's box scores-content was They were buying low, getting in early, hoping that their ROI would be HUGE once she was ensconced in the Ovoid Office.
You know what I would have loved?
If Bernie Sanders (remember him?) would have taken the mic, stared right at Hillary and shouted,
And Bernie wins it all-the Nom, the Gusto AND the right to lose to Trump in a spectacular fashion. November can't November fast enough for me.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

The Best News Forever

Forget Christians and your issues WITH Christians for a moment.
God is still saving souls.
There is HOPE for you.
Cut out the middle man-if you were to ask Christians questions about God, we would point
you to the Bible, so forget Christians and ask your questions of God.
Ask Him to prove Himself to you through His word.

"The LORD is good to those who wait for Him,     To the person who seeks Him."

You may think that you cannot trust the Bible's accuracy.
But a perfect God is fully capable of keeping Man from ruining His word.
Which is why there is HOPE.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Hilly's Choices!

Oh, the FUN! This is 2016, folks! Goldman Sachs, (which paid Mrs. Clinton bundles of cash for a speech) Morgan Stanley-heck, even AARP each have a plentitude of Vice Presidents!
AARP probably has a Vice President in charge of keeping track of how many Vice Presidents they have!
So, why should Hillary be limited to one running mate?
It's not illegal, is it?

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

I Expected No Less

So...what's new, politically?
Oh yeah-FBI recommends no charges for Hillary Clinton concerning her home server fiasco.

I'm not surprised-this be a corrupt world, and the corrupt cream still rises to the top in every corrupt society. Since this world is upside down, they actually descend...but I don't want to scare the kiddies.
Do you want dictators? Because that's how you get dictators.
Not a betting man, but I would bet that IF Hillary hadn't gotten the "All Clear" from the FBI, we wouldn't see President Obama standing next to her in the fot-op above. 
I obey the laws of the land in which I live
I am an alien.
At least that's the term Peter used in 1Pet2:11.
Here, I live under a corrupt government in a sinful world.
But my residence is in Heaven.
According to scripture, Christ will return and rule the nations.
We will be with Him, though we do not yet understand how the world will
change, or what our particular roles may be. 
I look for that day. 

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Atheists Blessing Christians

Sounds like I'm joking-"Atheists Blessing Christians"? In what mad universe, Fredric?
S'true, though.
Heard a sermon today about humility, of how God humbles those whom He will.
Christians most especially aren't exempt. He humbles us for our own good and for His good purposes.
We Christians can suffer from pride/arrogance just the same as any other bi-pedal non-monkey.
Atheists may not believe He exists, but they are doing the Lord's work when they criticize/point out the hypocrisies of the saints.
Case in point-a few decades ago an evangelist named Swaggart was discovered to be having sex with a prostitute who was not his wife. This made the headlines for a few weeks, and Swaggart begged forgiveness from both God and the world.
When he was later caught once again with a prostitute, he claimed "The Lord told me it's flat none of your business."
Enter our hero, Frank (Joe's Garage) Zappa.
Guitarist. Atheist. Snappy dresser.
Zappa released "Jimmy Swaggart versions" of some of his songs. They are...what you might imagine.
I am a Christian who will remain imperfect until Heaven. I fall into sins as we all do; anyone who has known me for a while could probably point to this or that and say, "Doug is a hypocrite and a  __________ and there's the proof!"
Atheists  delight in finding such proof and broadcasting it. I try to live my life so that they have noting to talk about...but there's that Pride thing again.
Keep us honest, Athei-buddies. But be careful that none of our pride/arrogance/hypocrisy gets on you and turns you into simulacrums of Us.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Lost 'cause

Word in the neighborhood is that Hillary Clinton is being interviewed by the FBI concerning the home email server business.
Won't matter a fidget for her supporters-they don't care.
Won't change the minds of anyone else, either.
Those who already don't like her weren't going to vote for her anyway.
I'll share one of the secrets of the Universe, so please listen carefully:
The only way that Trump might be beaten in November is if Joe Biden
steps in (it) to supplant Hillary Clinton as the nominee.
He may be the epitome of a goofy TV sitcom Dad...but he isn't hated by
many of the Democrats that can't stand Clinton.
Please remember that wisdom guided by experience is out the window with this
Past is no predictor of the future.
See you on the other side, Rhodes.