Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Bottom Line

  I read more now than I ever have, ever since that night. I study things that most don't want to know and some that people do want to know. There is a fight going on and it seems like everything is heading the wrong way. People sometimes ask why I am not afraid, but I have a secret, one that I am willing to share. Many of the term Conspiracy Theories are actual Agendas, and some are just smoke and mirrors. There is as much dis info as info out there.

  Tonight I watched Chris White's new video. I am picky these days what I endorse, especially in Christian things. But tonight, tonight was different as I listened to Chris talk on being saved. I think this is the best description I've ever heard. Some will listen and hear and some won't which is totally their option. This is short, sweet, and factual.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

When we die

  I've often wondered what happens when we die and stay dead. According to some, we sleep, and that maybe be true, but when? I know I didn't sleep, so what happened? Why was I not asleep? There are just so many variations that it becomes confusing to people of all and no faiths. Who wants to join a club that requires hard things for you to do when they can't agree on what they are to do.

  Now comes the famous words from yet another man, but it isn't as simple as a line. I promise it is simple though, or at least the start of it is. I'm not sure the dead and the spirits can read this, but the living can.

So... What happens when we die, according to the Bible?

Ecclesiastes 12:7
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

  Notice what happens to the spirit. It (you) go back to God. Now I know, this just says spirit, but what is a soul and does it die?

Genesis 2:7
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

  Note, became a living soul. So we have a body, made from dust that returns to dust, and a living spirit that God gave you a spirit when He breathed into you, and you became a Living Soul.

Body+Spirit = Soul. So the soul and the body dies, but your spirit goes back to God  ans is judged.

   So, in a sense your body and soul must rest, yet your spirit goes to Heaven or Hell after it is done.

 16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Dead in this case appears to be body, which separated from the spirit, the soul is sleeping. Body & Soul

  So There you have it, Heaven is where the spirit goes back to God and is rejoined at His second coming where the glorified body once again regains spirit to create a soul.

 Short & Sweet-

Sunday, July 3, 2011

What religion?

We all have a god, even atheists. The difference being what god and how we worship. Sounds strange I know, but it is true. One has to wonder just what god a person serves, either knowingly or unknowingly. I am not sure if I have ever written this down, aside from forums and perhaps on one of my websites. If memory serves me well almost 4,000 religions that exist today in the world, hard to image isn't it. I'm not going to cover them all and I'm going to focus mainly on Christianity, since I claim to belong to that one. So, the question arises, Who's you god? But I'll expand this a bit. I'll start with me.I've heard people say they "don't sweat the detail", But the devil is in the details. Hosea 4:6 :My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

  For years I posed as a Christian, even thought I was. I went to church, kind of watched my language, prayed (mostly when "I" wanted something or was in trouble). Thing is, I served God with my lips and even sorta in my heart... but I also had other gods. I lusted over women, cars, and other material things. I walked past many in need, not just physically in many instances, but emotionally and mentally. I figured when bad things happened to people they must deserve it, especially if I knew of something they had done bad.Either way, I figured it just wasn't my place to do or that I didn't have time.

I bought into what is now called a Judeo-Christian thing. Judaism and Christianity are different, as different as Muslim and Christianity are different. The three share the same old testament stories and people, the difference being the new testaments and that is where we three separate. All three break the ten commandments and no Commandment is above the other until Jesus added one and it is above all else. Christianity though is based on the life and teachings of Christ and acceptance of Jesus as Savior. The other two don't.  But since I'm using me, I'll stick with Christianity. Christians (as the name implies) accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Muslims say that Jesus was a prophet. Judaism says that Jesus was a blasphemer and sorcerer of the devil. Matthew 12:24" But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils."
" The name Pharisee in its Hebrew form means separatists, or the separated ones. They were also known as chasidim, which means loyal to God, or loved of God - extremely ironic in view of the fact that by His time, they made themselves the most bitter, and deadly, opponents of Jesus Christ and His message." Reference Link . Think about that before saying the words "God's chosen people".
   I worshiped money and material things with my deeds, thoughts and actions. I use to laugh and say that I don't love money, just what it buys. While I gave lip service to God, the rest went to mammon (money).  These days, as Christians, we got good slogans for that too to ease our minds and justify our new gods. Ones like, "he who dies with the most toys wins", "the bigger the better", "you deserve it", "just do it", "what about me"... and the list goes on.

To further become members of this world we have words like, "successful", "better yourself", "be all that you can be", and that list goes on too. Like most of these phrases it is the actual opposite from the truth. Motivational thoughts that are given like thinking positive works all the time, or that being faithful to God will bring earthly rewards. Man did I ever get suckered. It also worked just the opposite for those who were poor. So really, the god I was serving was money and worldly things. Funny, it alwasy keeps your hungry and thirsty, never satisfied, alwasy in need of more. Matthew 6:19 "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:"

Then there are those that worship men and their words. This one I must say I haven't fallen for in many a year, not since the NDE anyway. I watched a 7 part video series where a guy, using the Bible, said that everybody who did not count and do Saturday worship and instead done Sunday worship as the Sabbath, plus celebrated Christmas, and Easter have already taken the mark of the beast. He was quite good too, using the Bible to substantiate his claims. Thing is, on the sabbath thing, Jesus spoke clearly about the Sabbath. In all his ranting and seemingly wisdom he must have missed this man's ability, Mark 2:27  "And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:"

I've also heard those who say that God is one entity serving three roles. He went on to say that just as we experience different love depending upon our roles in life that God did as well. That one I know to be wrong. There are more references against God being one entity than for it, yet it is being heavily pused these days. Lucky for me though, I had been seduced by my god (money and stuff) and then fell I fell into Agnostic beliefs during those years. But I still had a god, just not the real One, and neither do most people I see these days. Most commercials help us out by making us Covet, Desire, and Lust an everyday natural feeling. Wall Street runs on it and so does the economy these days. 

Atheists usually choose science as their god. They may not proclaim it with their mouths, but they preform it with their beliefs. Most use Darwin as their Savior and the religion he created out of thin air. Evolution, to this day, has no solid proof, something that science requires, solid, can be proven by observation of physical proof. So it is taken on faith since there is no evidence of there anything ever evolving in the past or the present has been or is found. Their god is always changing, never constant, and usually tells them they are a bump on the earth, a mistake, a flea on the back of a dog. That makes people feel good and want to act better? 

   There are indeed thousands of religions recognized,  just not as much in it's truest form, Paganism. This have being sold these days so that if it were possible, we have Christian Pagans, Judaism Pagans, and Muslim Pagans. Thing is though, we can't. These two go no better together than if we mix the three main ones together. Pagans worship nature and the elements. In this Satan they say plays a role and I'm thinking they are about there, just a little bit more. Satan, again more than likely unknowingly, is the role and definitely created the role be it directly or indirectly. A lot of this goes back to Sumerian times and the   Jude 1:6  "And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. " So sweat the details, for the devil is in the details.

  Still though, behind the scenes comes paganism, in the form of the "Green Movement". If paganism was all that and a bag of chips, why the deception? It should stand upon it's own strength and be presented as such. I'm not saying that we should not take better care of the earth, we should, but not worship it like is done these days. I wonder many times if we have become so complaisant and dumbed down, that we will go along with anything. Or could it be that we have such a large void that is opened inside us that we need to fill, that we will accept almost anything. As I said before, I know we need to take care of the earth, what we were created for, Genesis 6:  5"And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground." and   15"And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it."

   So as one can see, I'm not of the extreme right or extreme left, there is a middle of the road, one use to be called normal. This belief is either a black or white line, no shades of gray. This new green movement is no less dangerous than the military industrial complex warned about in the sixties or the free trade (another oxymoron). This one steals people's freedoms and more importantly, one's belief system, IE: religion.  From those two scriptures I'll say that is also explains the attacks on farmers. Who hasn't make the wisecracks about farming and/or farmers themselves. "Farmer's Tan",  Old Mc Donald and Farmer Brown jokes, and the classic, Redneck comments. Just for the record, the term redneck was originally coined by slave owners. This word was used to describe farmers that would not participate in slavery and done their own work. The constant attacks on farming rights, farmers themselves, and all the chemicals out there that endanger the farmers. Not to forget, low wages. Control food and water and you control everybody. Control that and you control people's will.

  So when we call ourselves Christians, we are saying that we take Jesus the Christ as our Savior. The Muslims and Jewish (most sects) are still awaiting who the will call the Savior. Christians will call their savior an anti-Christ, who knows, maybe even the anti-Christ. This is why they are monotheistic. They do not accept Jesus as their Savior or Christ.

  As I wrote this I thought, about the whole of the thing, which would be too long and require a book. It is a big world, so we can all get along. I think that perhaps I haven't given credit to these religions already being established and just simply being promoted as of these last few decades. So apparently the merger of paganism has been merged with the major religions, including evolution. That the merger with Judaism and Christianity has been for quite some time now. As for myself, I'll just choose Christianity, no hyphens or slashes. Call me selfish, but I like having a God I have a direct line with. One that loves me enough to send His Son to die for me. One that teaches mercy and compassion, and doesn't play favorites with races, people, or nationalities. One that forgives and is mighty to save. Now if this isn't the Christian way you have heard about or seen, then you've seen a hyphened or slashed version of Christian, not the real thing. If this is not the One you know, introduce yourself, He is waiting, all lines are open.