Monday, December 24, 2012

Immanuel: God With Us

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her, planned to send her away secretly. But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. “She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.”

Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: “BEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translates, “GOD WITH US.” Matthew 1:18-23

Miracle of miracles … how can we even comprehend this story to be true? I really can understand how some of my more skeptical friends say … no way. The Bible is just fairy tale, they say ... another spiritualized version of the Santa Claus story; or as one of my best friends for life recently replied to me; “when I die, all that’s left is dirt.” The great thing about Christianity and living in America is that we can strongly disagree and still love and respect each other. Respect and love for the other person has nothing to do with political correctness or pretending that we respect or consider the other person's beliefs as true or of value. We tolerate each other, but on this subject, each of us believes the other to have believed a foolish teaching. I really can understand why we have irreconcilable differences. Our beliefs and loyalties are committed to rulers of opposing views. One true, one a lie. Good versus evil. Both can never be true.

Think about it. Meditate on it. A recently engaged virgin woman; from a very religious family; impregnated by the Holy Spirit; the child in her womb is God, the Creator of the universe coming to earth in the form of a man; for what purpose … to die on the cross for the sins of mankind; the prospective husband who had not touched his future bride gets a visit from an angel that tells him, “don’t worry about the fact that your fiancé is pregnant … God is inside of her.” Jesus is born and lives a perfect sinless life, performs many miracles, walks on water, raises the dead, and teaches a gospel of peace, love, forgiveness, and repentance; the Messiah will be killed by His own people, whose prophets clearly foretold His coming, but they did not recognize Him; He freely delivers Himself up to suffer the worst of deaths imaginable; buried under guard for three days only to be resurrected from the dead; victoriously ascends into the clouds; and this Savior now waits at the right hand of the Father interceding for His followers who do not deserve forgiveness … but are forgiven, justified, and redeemed and receive eternal life in heaven because He … Jesus Christ , Immanuel, the Messiah, God with us, the Savior of the world paid the penalty for all of the sins of man … once for all.

Are we all part of God’s plan created before time began? Did this all knowing, all powerful, ever present, Creator God, consider my innermost parts before the beginning of time? Am I important to God? ---------------------- Or am I just an accident … dirt, as my friend from childhood believes and contends?
And are we actually no more important than the bait we would put on a fishing hook, or a leaf blowing in the wind?

Can you see how those unbelievers see all of this as fiction? The source of the problem is clear to me: "Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don't believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don't understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God." 2 Corinthians 4:4

A few days ago, I was in a discussion with a “Christian” friend online who tries to reconclie these opposing beliefs. This is clearly impossible. I asked him the following question: “Hundreds of millions of fossils have been discovered ... but none of them are transitional organism fossils. Fish are fish, birds are birds, cattle are cattle, and T-Rexes are T-Rexes ... in the fossil record. There are no fossils that reflect the gradual change from one animal kind into another." Darwinian evolution is a big lie being taught to our children and grandchildren; and any scientists who question this forced system are singled out, and their career is destroyed. Doesn't this injustice bother you? I asked. He responded with drawings of supposed transitional animals. When I rejected this fantasy as obvious drawings of science fiction … he sent me a series of pictures of human skulls. Obviously they were clearly not transitional fossils and there was no evidence of any linkage other than that they all appeared to be human. I responded with the following: “This shows me nothing --- slug to man is a fantasy. For you to contend otherwise is heretical. Birds are not men ... there is no connection ... period.” He responded; “So you believe all of the fossil remains of early man are fake? “I replied: “nope ... I just don't believe that what they have tried to do with them ... to make them fit into their false theory; but in any event they do not and cannot take you or me; or any other animate thing, for that matter ... from a slug to anything else. I'm surprised you would ask me such a silly question. Creating a hypothesis and then arranging things to try to fit these preconceived notions is not science. It is atheistic wishful thinking.” It is also a violation of true science, and legitimate scientists call this unscientific practice: "circular reasoning." He ended with; “Okie, Dokie” … in other words: “you are foolish, Bob.”

Of course my position is that I have accepted Jesus Christ and all of the other Truths of the Bible by faith ... it is not necessary for me to be able to explain all of that which is beyond anyone's human comprehension ... I am not God.

My final questions to him which he did not answer were: “who do you say Jesus Is? Are Jesus and the Creator one and the same? Or do you think there was no creator? Apparently his answer would be: No Creator ... but I believe in Jesus Christ as my Savior. Do you see the disconnect and contradiction? The next question for him would be: how then can you (a Christian) accept these false teachings of men that are contrary to the Truth of God which is your basis for salvation?

“So the Jews said to Him, “You are not yet fifty years old, and have You seen Abraham?” Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” Therefore they picked up stones to throw at Him, but Jesus hid Himself and went out of the temple.”

Jesus said; “truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am” … and the Jewish leaders tried to stone Him and plotted his death from that point on. Why was what Jesus said so inflammatory to the Jews? Because, in their culture, this was the same as saying; “I am God.” Actually, God called himself “I Am” when He said to Moses; “tell Pharaoh … "I Am" sent you.”

I doubt this Christian will even bother to answer my questions. Similar to the scientists who are rejected because they question Darwinism; he has disregarded me. It is so much easier for unbelievers to write people like me off as foolish. Isn't that also what they did to Noah when he began building the ark? The obvious problem is that if someone does not believe in a creator, then the entire Bible is nothing more than just another fairy tale. Think about it … is it harder to believe God created the universe, the world, and man, and everything in it, as well as the story of Jesus Christ outlined above; or is it harder to believe that man evolved from a mistake in the mud and then trillions of more mistakes happened with the end result: being a slug, and that after a trillion more mistakes it became a crawling or flying creature, and that after a trillion more mistakes it became an ape, and that after a trillion more transitions it became a man?

In a recent post, I mentioned where Bill Maher called Christians ignorant and hypocritical while using the story of Noah and the Ark as evidence. Maher’s logic was that people who believed the Noah story are either ignorant; or that those who say that they are Christians, and that God’s Word is truth, and then disregard the hard to believe Biblical stories ... such as Noah and creation are hypocritical. Maher, an atheist is clearly right. If we say that we do not believe in creation or the story of Noah … then how can we say we believe the (equally hard to believe)story of the virgin birth above, or more specifically … the gospel of salvation through Jesus Christ?

Immanuel means: “God with us” … Jesus is not just another Jewish prophet or good teacher here. It is hypocritical to say we trust Jesus as our Lord and Savior, but at the same time accept only those parts of His Truth that make sense from a human perspective. Either God the Creator is Jesus Christ, and either this verse is true, or it is a lie: “and the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14. We cannot have it both ways. Either the Savior is the Creator of the universe, or He is not. Either His Truth is absolute Truth, or it is not. Either His Word became flesh and dwelt among us, or it did not.

I am a Biblical fundamentalist in the original sense, and I am proud of it. I believe in the fundamental Truths of the Bible. All of God’s Word is Truth. Everything else is false when it conflicts with this Truth. It doesn't matter what the universities or the scientists say ... when they are contrary to God's truth, it is just so much more babble. To believe in God's Truth is to believe in Jesus Christ … To not believe in this Truth is to not believe in Jesus Christ.

If you are a Christian and you have chosen to believe otherwise ... to follow the teachings of men rather than God the Creator, I challenge you this Christmas to reconsider. Jesus has much more for you to learn but you cannot humble the Creator and Savior of the world to the teachings of men.
He is your God ... it cannot be the other way around.

To my atheist friend from childhood, as well as my online Christian friends with conflicted beliefs, my prayer for you is that God the Creator, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit will make the Truth clear to each of you. Whether it is the teachings of men or the teachings of God, the belief you receive is always, in the end, accepted by faith. It is not about evidence. This is a faith decision. Place your faith in Jesus Christ totally and completely, this Christmas and always ... and then peace, joy, and blessings beyond comprehension will be yours always throughout eternity.


God Bless you my friends, Bob

Monday, August 27, 2012

The Law Of Faith

"For all have sinned, 
and come short of the glory of God" 

"being justified freely by his grace 
through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. 
Romans 3:23-24

Where is boasting then? It is excluded. 
By what law? Of works? 

No: but by the law of faith. 

Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. 

Romans 3:27-28

Some time ago I listened to my pastor ask an intellectual what his view was on justification. The man replied that; “he believed that he is a good person and had lived a good life, and that if there was a God that he hoped he would take the totality of his life into account and judge him as worthy of favor.”

Here is a question for you. Who is the one person that from a human perspective you would consider to be worthy because of who they are, or because of all of their good deeds or the loving life that they have lived? I know this might seem impossible but name the one person you admire the most. Please stop here and write the person’s name in the comments below or email to me at

It will be interesting to read those comments. The person I will name here is a great scientist and inventor. His philanthropic work has saved literally millions of poor people from suffering and death. And the foundation he has established will most likely continue saving millions more lives for the remainder of this century. 

His contribution to the health of poor and suffering children is beyond what most of us can even dream about. Any decent person would give anything to be able to save ten lives ... let alone millions. He is the one person in the world I would most like to have a conversation with. Can you guess who he might be? I have begun to pray for his salvation daily. Here is the article that clearly explains how I came to this conclusion based upon my logic and feelings. (must read click here)

The most important fact being missed here is that the amazing work and humanitarian efforts of Bill and Melinda Gates are temporal. This is the most an unbeliever can hope for.

How much more infinitely valuable is one life saved for eternity?

Here is another interesting one. I don’t know if it is true, but I have read that the most famous and charitable American entertainer Bob Hope once said; “if there is a God, how could he not consider all of the wonderful things that I have done?”

I really did admire Bob Hope and all that he did for others; and he brings up an interesting question. But God has already spoken clearly on this, and if that truly was Mr. Hope’s belief and not just a clever quip … he was sadly misguided. The fact is that by the world’s standards Bob Hope is most admired and beloved but we are all just sinners in need of a savior in God’s eyes. God’s Word tells us that no man measures up to God's test of righteousness.

Are you beginning to now understand why after speaking to the rich young ruler, Jesus said?
“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? And Jesus looking on them said, with men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.” Mark 10:25-27

Here is the problem that all men and women face.

As Jesus said; “with men it is impossible” … to receive eternal life.

“As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understands; there is none that seeks after God. They are all gone out of the way; they are together become unprofitable; there is none that does good, no, not one.” Romans 3:10-12

Who meets this test of righteousness and a sinless life that God has for us all? How about Mother Theresa? She was a most religious, charitable, prayerful, faithful, most loving, and humble person. She may be in heaven, but not because of any or all of the charitable things she did … no, not one.

No matter how good we might try to be … daily good deeds for an entire life, or living out the life of a loving person can never make us right or acceptable before God.  All of mankind has the exact same problem and there is only one solution to the problem and the solution is the same for us all. That is faith in the blood of Jesus Christ as the payment for our sins.

“Now we know that whatever things the law said, it said to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.”

“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.”

“But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ to all and on all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God has set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believes in Jesus. Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” Romans 3:21-28

I know many understand this but we need to understand well enough that we all can help others understand, we have all been given the ministry of reconciliation.

What does this mean? 

We are justified by Jesus who lived a sinless life here as a man and who delivered himself up to the cross as the payment for our sins once and for all. The law of faith Paul speaks of is the belief in God’s free gift of grace for those of us who have believed and trusted in Jesus Christ for our eternal forgiveness and salvation.

“He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, 
so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 
2 Corinthians 5:20-21

 Here is another one of those Biblical absolute Forever Principles. 

“Therefore He is able also to save forever those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” Hebrews 7:25

“… By what law? of works? No: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law. Romans 3:27-28

So ... does this leave us free to do nothing or whatever we wish? NO, No, No.

We will discuss this next.

God Bless you my friends, Bob

Friday, August 17, 2012

Forever ...

"For all flesh is as grass, 
and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. 

The grass withers, and the flower thereof falls away: 

But the word of the Lord endures forever."

"And this is the word which by the gospel is preached to you."  1 Peter 1:24-35

What can anyone say to this mighty truth?

It is either:  Forever Truth ... or it is a total lie.

Hypocrite ... is the last thing anyone wants to be called. 

So the question is: Are churches full of hypocrites? 

You be the judge. A Barna Research Group study found that only 9% of Born Again Christians hold to a Biblical worldview on life. 

In other words, they have chosen not to use the Bible as the moral standard and guide in their lives unless it happens to agree with what they want to do. They have chosen to be the god of their day to day activities while at the same time proclaiming to follow the God of eternal Truth.

“What is truth?” is not a new debate. Jesus said to Pontius Pilate: “I came into the world, to testify to the truth". "Everyone on the side of truth listens to me” The Jews had rejected his claims and brought him to Pilate who simply asks in response to Jesus: “What is truth?” 

Today, over 90% of Christians are not standing with the Truth that Jesus came to proclaim. They have chosen instead to follow a religion concocted by men often centered around good deeds and works rather than the Gospel of salvation by grace alone and the absolute Forever Truth God has given us in His Word.

This is blatant hypocrisy.

And their rejection of His absolute Forever Truths is a rejection of the Savior as well. 

They may as well be standing with Pilate and the Jewish leaders who delivered him up.

How did so many Christians get to this hypocritical low point? 

The American public school system has established an atheistic position on absolute truth and Judeo Christian values, and have rejected God and His Truth in total. And a majority of Christians allow their children to be schooled in this heresy… the results are predictable.  After a hundred years of this atheistic brainwashing of several generations of adults, we then wonder why the unbelieving world is convinced that Christians trying to live by standing on the unending eternal Truth of God's Word are judgmental hypocrites.

Well for sure all men are hypocrites on one point or another, and as the verse clearly explains we are all (in our flesh) like the grass and the flowers of the grass.  In our own strength, all me will eventually fall. But the Gospel of Christ that is preached to us cleanses all unrighteousness and His blood is the atonement for our sins.

The word of the Lord endures or abides …


This is the dividing line.

If we want to know the answer to all of the problems of mankind … they can all be resolved with this one verse. Men are endlessly divided by this one absolute word: “forever”. The Christian church has also been divided by this word for centuries. The majority of “Christians” in America who have been educated by atheists have chosen to reject the “forever” Truths of Christ in order to be tolerant of the beliefs of others, the feelings of others, and the teachings of men over the eternal Truth of God's Word. 

Hypocrisy runs rampant on this point. This is where our kingdoms will continually crash together … this is the battle line. It is one thing to be tolerant on anothers views or values. It is something totally different to have politicians force thoses views and values upon us in the name of tolerance. 

When a Christian quietly accepts these views that promote or support the idea that the the truth is ever-changing and evolving, and that right and wrong varies from time to time and culture to culture ... 

he is a hypocrite. 

The end result is women killing unborn babies carried in the their womb; and others promoting any and all forms of amorality; or rejecting the Creator and promoting evolution. This is hypocrisy for Christians ... plain and simple. This is promoting doctrines of demons. 

Two obvious questions are: 

How can they call themselves Christians and disregard the teachings of Jesus Christ?

Why would a seeker of spiritual Truth trust someone who is a blatant hypocrite?

Politicians or preachers will never resolve this dispute. In the end, you have deceivers like Nancy Pelosi playing politics with babies lives, and actually saying she is practicing her Catholic religion when promoting gay marriage ... or with the hourly the killing of unborn babies at nine months. She then paints anyone who questions paying for this evil: a right wing extremist.

Only the victorious return of Christ will settle this battle, once and for all.

When I say that I believe in Biblical absolutes, men who see themselves as wise … judge me as being foolish. Like those who crucified Christ, they laugh at the Savior and at my claim to His absolute Truth.

“There is no absolute truth” … “everything is relative” and "right and wrong varies from one culture to the next” … so they say.

Well God’s Word claims to endure forever.

And God’s Word responds to the intellectual egotists as follows:

“Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise. For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He takes the wise in their own craftiness. And again, The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are vain. Therefore let no man glory in men.”
1 Corinthians 3:18-21

Forever has many definitions and the Bible speaks to the reality of forever in many different ways such as eternity, everlasting, always, endlessly, enduringly, eternally, evermore, forevermore, unchangingly.

There are unending verses that speak to this truth.
Therefore, this leads to the conclusion that:

God’s Word is forever truth, or

 God’s Word is forever a lie.

For a majority of Christians to compromise on this fact is at the heart of their hypocrisy. The paths that lead to the liberal definition of tolerance often lead to evil disguised as good. The compromises required leave them standing with atheists and false religions against Christ and His eternal Truth.

Below are only a few of the forever Truths that all born again believers must stand on or suffer from the consequences of unbelief. Building a Christian belief system on the “forevers” of God’s Word is the duty or service that God’s Word urgently requests or (beseeches) of us.

“I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:1-2

And who among us … does not desire to live out the good, and acceptable, and perfect will of the Savior and Creator of all things?

Be encouraged in the Spirit of Christ by a few these absolute eternal “Forever Truths” … there are a thousand more.

“He has also set eternity in the hearts of men.”

“I was appointed from eternity, from the beginning, before the world began.”

“Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, you are God.”

“O give thanks to the God of heaven: for his mercy endures for ever.”

“By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament … this man, because he continues ever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Why he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come to God by him, seeing he ever lives to make intercession for them. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; Who needs not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. For the law makes men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, makes the Son, who is consecrated for ever more.”

“They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever.”

“For the truth's sake, which dwells in us, and shall be with us for ever. Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father … that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.”

“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, and the lust thereof: but he that does the will of God stays for ever.”

“The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.”

“But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.” Daniel 7:18

“And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.”

Forever Truths?

True or false … where do you stand?

God Bless you my Friends, Bob

Saturday, May 26, 2012

An Easy Choice

Unless the LORD builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;

Unless the LORD guards the city,
The watchman keeps awake in vain. 

Psalms 127:1

A number of years ago, my father in law said to me; 
“there are two things that I don’t like to discuss: Politics and Religion”

 “Well Joe ... then we’ve got a problem, I quickly replied.” 

“What’s that" he asked?  

“Those are my two favorite subjects, I laughingly answered.”

As I’ve grown older and hopefully wiser, I now better understand where Joe was coming from. He had been worn down by the ongoing hypocrisy and deceptions promoted by politicians, religions, and religious leaders. 

Biblical Christianity is about a relationship with the Savior and Lord of all ... 
and not about the religions, philosophies, and various teachings that were created by mere men. Christianity is eternal salvation for anyone who trust Christ based upon the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross ... and not rules and dogma created by men or religions.

Here is the rub ... it is impossible to be politically correct and practice tolerance for false teachings that are leading our citizens off a cliff morally, and eternally; and at the same time stand for God's Truth. 

I can tolerate and fight for another's right to believe in foolishness; but I can never call it Truth ... there is only one Truth. 

Unfortunately, the foolishness is out of control and is about to destroy our country and our children's future if we don't challenge it now. 

There are many issues, fighting radical Islam is a key priority; but the environmentalists, and the Marxists may well bring America down from within.

Religion and Politics are surely no longer my favorite subjects ... not since October 20, 1980 when I prayed for the Creator to become the Lord and Savior of my life. In fact, I created Religiolitics so that I could separate the discussion of this foolishness from Paradox Principles where I desire to focus on Biblical Christianity and God’s Truth. Subtle deceptions, outright lies, and hypocrisy are common practices in both Politics and Religion. 

But this year with our nation in the balance ... we must all stand for the Truth and against false political rhetoric and religions.

Let’s consider both Obama and Romney who claim to be Christians. 

Is either of them really a Christian ... or are they both just playing foolish politics and false religion? 

How should all true Christians and all Americans consider this question when it comes time to vote?

None of us can actually know another man’s heart, and we are not to judge others. Only the Creator will be the judge of us all. But false religions are to be judged. Without question, I am convinced that the religious training that both men have received is a big red flag.

President Obama is clearly all over the map with Muslim training in his childhood; Marxist and socialist ideology in his youth; and then 20 years of Black Liberation theology masqueraded as Christianity in his adulthood.  There is no evidence that he has ever actually read or studied the Bible. Having said all this; it is still possible that Obama has trusted Christ as his Lord and Savior, as I have heard him state. We can only pray that he knows and trusts Christ. Only God can and will judge him on this question. If he is a Christian God will also convict him in his heart of falsehoods.

Now, let’s look at Mitt Romney. He is a lifelong Mormon. A friend of mine recently asked me if I thought Romney was a Christian. My response was the same: “we can only pray that he knows and trusts Christ. Only God can and will judge him on this question.” I then went on to explain that the Mormon religion is not a Christian religion. Mormonism is polytheistic (many gods) and is not compatible with Biblical Christianity which is monotheistic (one God and only one God and Creator of all.) Like oil and water the two do not mix. There are many other teachings of this church I could also point out that are not Biblical, but this one is all that is needed.

Are some members of the Mormon Church Christians? There are many good deed doers. I would hope some are Christians … but most likely then, they wouldn’t be good Mormons for very long. I know you might say; many Mormons are wonderful people and are great citizens; but these qualities are not qualifications for Christianity, except as taught by false man-made religions. Once again we can only pray that Christ has moved on Romney’s heart and that he does know Christ as his Lord and Savior regardless of false Mormon teachings.

We need to continually pray for the direction and salvation of both men. I know this is confusing. But a key point here is that we must not judge persons; but we must judge false teachings wherever they appear … including all churches and religions. That would include all of the major and small denominations as well. And we still need to vote as we consider the views and beliefs that each man stands for.

Here are twenty questions that will help guide you in this critical voting decision.

What quality is most important to you in the person of the President?
Does either man have this most important quality?
What is the most critical issue facing America?
Which man is best able to solve this issue?
What is the most important change that needs to be made?
Which man will be best able to make this change?
What changes need to be made in our public school system to better promote American values and better train our children to succeed in life?
Which man is more likely to bring about these changes?
What does America need to do to bring down energy costs for all Americans?
Which man will make the changes needed to reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil?
What does America need to do to put all Americans back to work?
Which man is most likely to get this job done in the next four years?
Which man is most likely to bring spending and taxation under control?
Does either man regularly attend a Bible teaching Christian church?
Where does each man stand on abortion?
Who do you believe is most truthful in what he says?
Does either man appear to know and understand the Bible?
Does either man openly call upon Jesus Christ?
Do they believe in Darwinian Evolution or Creation by God?
Which man will most likely appoint judges that stand for Christian values?

I am convinced that when any true Christian answers these questions honestly, they will conclude that Mitt Romney must be the next President of the United States. This is about the future of America and not religion and politics; but it is about Biblical Christianity. American’s values at our founding core are Judeo Christian values … and Mitt Romney promotes many of those same values. Barack Obama does not.

I realize that I am discussing politics, religion, and Biblical Christianity all in the same post and this might upset some. But that is the point; we must expose and judge false teachings wherever they appear. All churches, religions, political parties and politicians must be continually challenged and held accountable. The future of our Republic is at stake.

And we must continually encourage all to turn to God's Truth in His Holy 
Word ... 
and to Jesus Christ, the Messiah ... the One and only Lord and Savior of all.

For Christian values and for the future of America … forward this post.

God Bless you my friends, Bob

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Evolution is Science Fiction

1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. 4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
 9And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
21And God created great whales, and every living creature that moves, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good
24And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
 27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:1-27


The following is excerpted from an interview with Dr. Raymond Damadian that was conducted in January 2012 by Shem Dharampaul of Alberta, Canada. Dr. Dharampaul is a Fellow of the College of Physicians in Canada and is trained in nuclear medicine.

Dr. Damadian, biophysicist, is the recipient of the Lemelson-MIT Achievement Award as “the man who invented the MRI scanner.” In 1988 he was awarded the National Medal of Technology, America’s highest award for applied science, and a year later, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame, an honor he shares with Thomas Edison, Samuel Morse, and the Wright Brothers. The first MRI scanner that Dr. Damadian and his colleagues built in 1977, “The Indomitable,” resides at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

QUESTION: Why do you believe that the Bible is true?

DAMADIAN: If you take the trouble to examine the evidence supporting the Bible and contradicting alternative theories, from my perception, the evidence is overwhelmingly in support of the biblical record and vacates alternative thoughts such as evolution. The evidence for evolution is non-existent. In my opinion, evolution is science fiction.

QUESTION: Does the Bible’s account of creation contradict any known facts of science?

DAMADIAN: No. Absolutely not. In my opinion evolution contradicts them.

QUESTION: What things would you think that evolution contradicts in terms of known facts of science?

DAMADIAN: Just as an example, it contracts the first law of thermodynamics. It contradicts the second law of thermodynamics. And it contradicts a major, fundamental law of physics, which is the law of cause and effect. The effect can never be greater than the cause, but evolution has to start with slime mold and end up with a human being. So that is an outright contradiction of the law of cause and effect. The second law of thermodynamics says that everything is running downhill. All of the processes of nature are degenerating to the point where the ultimate outcome is going to be equilibrium where no actions of any kind occur because you have a universal equilibrium. Evolution says the opposite. Evolution says that by the sheer process of chance things are not running downhill, they are getting progressively more perfected. That is an outright contradiction of the second law of thermodynamics. Evolution ducks the question of where does matter come from. The only way you can start is that you have to make something out of nothing. You have to start with nothing and end up with matter. When you go from nothing to something you are violating every one of the laws of physics that we know about. The first law of thermodynamics, the second law of thermodynamics, and the law of cause and effect.

QUESTION: Why do you not accept evolution, since it is widely held among scientists today?

DAMADIAN: The way I would answer that is because there is no evidence for it. The known scientific evidence contradict it.

QUESTION: Do you know other scientists who reject evolution?

DAMADIAN: Oh, many. In fact, my general impression is that among the scientists in America the rejection of evolution is growing very rapidly. Today there is a massive amount of material that has been written by scientists against evolution. There are many textbooks written by scientists that challenge evolution for its lack of scientific evidence. One of my favorite quotes in this context is that of Sir Fred Hoyle, the British astronomer, who said to the effect that if you can believe that the human body originated from an antique life form such as slime mold entirely by chance, you should have no trouble believing that a hurricane blowing through a junkyard will yield a 747 passenger jet.

QUESTION: What message would you like to convey to young people growing up in church today?

DAMADIAN: I would like for them to understand that there is no scientific evidence for evolution, that evolution is science fiction, and that the real science is what Genesis describes. Genesis is the only characterization of origins that is consistent with all of the scientific evidence that we have.

QUESTION: What would you consider the most important thing in your life to be?

DAMADIAN: The belief and understanding that Jesus is exactly who He said He is, that Jesus is the son of God, and that He died and was crucified, and that He indeed was resurrected. And with that understanding there is nothing else to say, because Jesus says Himself as the Son of God He was there at the beginning and was there at the genesis of Creation.

QUESTION: What do you consider to be the most important book in your life?

DAMADIAN: The most important book is not even debatable; it is the Bible. The source of wisdom and understanding of all of that we experience and all that we know comes from the Bible. And the more that you study it and the more that you read it the more you advance your wisdom and understanding which is fundamental to everything that you do, and your future.

QUESTION: How can you be sure of going to heaven?

DAMADIAN: In John 3:3, Jesus makes this unequivocal. Jesus said, Except that a man be born again he shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. And John 3:16, God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. John 1:1-3

God bless you my friends, Bob

Monday, May 7, 2012

New Creature 2

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, 
as though God did beseech you by us: 
we pray you in Christ's stead, 
be you reconciled to God. 

 For he has made him to be sin for us, 
 who knew no sin; 
 that we might be made 
 the righteousness of God in him.

2 Corinthian 5:20-21 

So ... why do most people turn to Christ? 
What about You? 

Did you unconsciously or consciously bring a lot of old beliefs, habits, 
and philosophies with you that you were not willing to leave behind or give up? 

When you trusted Christ, were you at the end of your old self, and ready to become a new creature; 
or were you just trying to become a better person? 

There is a huge difference. 

Did you decide to put off the old person and put on a new life with Christ, 
without really considering what that commitment meant? 

 This is the Truth we will consider today: 
 wrong motives and false beliefs bring the wrong results. 

When you became a Christian, was it your desire “to be made the righteousness of God in Him? Was this your desired end result? I never even considered this … you say? I was in need of a savior and I wanted to be forgiven and receive eternal life? Now we are on the same page … but God had a different plan. And that plan is for each of us to be made the righteousness of God in Him and to be ambassadors for Christ with a ministry of reconciliation. 

We come to God and ask for His free gift of eternal life but we want to meet him on our terms. But that is not acceptable to God. The conversation with Jesus goes like this: “Thomas said to him, Lord, we know not where you go; and how can we know the way? Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.” John 14:5-6 

According to Jesus … He is the Truth. And as they say in court when one swears on the Bible: “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” This is the only thing that will satisfy God. The problem is that men as attorneys and politicians have continually proven that they have ingenious ways of twisting the truth … and so do all of the rest of us. 

In order for the New Creature to come, the old must pass away. We must become born again of the Spirit like newborn babies to enter the kingdom of God. He will not allow for our false beliefs to come along with us into eternity. Everything we believe must be tested against His Truth. 

On the other hand, the common tactic for men is to test His eternal Truth against those things which they have already come to believe. Or more specifically, men will search the scriptures for verses that support their previously accepted beliefs and conclusions … and then they write books about it using these out of context conclusions as biblical evidence of their false beliefs. This is either hypocrisy, heresy; or at the worst deliberate evil intent. 

You have heard it said that people can make the Bible say anything they wish. Well the statement is true; but beyond people’s deluded minds, these false conclusions have no impact on the eternal truth that Jesus has revealed to us, one way or the other. 

 Religious Modernism and Post Modernism have confused the truth greatly, and as a result millions of pastors and religious leaders to some degree have been falsely trained and are in danger of leading their followers away from the eternal truth, and to follow enlightened ideas, or the discoveries of men instead.

Does this mean that I am saying all of the teachings of the world are false? No! not at all … only that as Christians we have become committed to follow Jesus Christ: the Way, the Truth and the Life … and no other. When we mix the Truth with lies or even good but false intentions, the end result is a lie.

We are to test the teachings of men against His truth and believe accordingly; and not the other way around. 

We are not judging other people when we reject their religions and beliefs. God clearly says that they are already judged by Him. “He that believes on him is not condemned: but he that believes not is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” John 3:18. Others are free to reject this Truth, but their contrary beliefs do not make the Words of Christ, any less true or false. 

Conflicted thinking results in a conflicted, compromising, hypocritical belief system. And that is clearly not … becoming the righteousness of God in Him. 

So … what is still standing between you and becoming the person he wants you to be? 

Here and now is always a good time for prayer and meditation, and God will reveal a list of areas where you have blockage; but here are some definite areas where our spiritual conversion to Christ is most often hindered: other people; friends; family; denominational religious training; Modernist or Post-Modernist ideas; all new age teachings; mind science or religious science; most “Christian” denominations, or sects; all non-Christian religions, or sects; your church; church movements such as the Peace Plan; well meaning, but un-biblical teachers; any unbelievers around you; your education; business practices; all political parties, clubs, hobbies; media, TV; books; authors; all worldly philosophies; worldly causes; even our constitutional freedoms can be stumbling blocks; human logic, experience, and feelings continually hinder many from knowing and living God's Truth. 

The Holy Spirit and God's Word are the only guides we can trust ... and they are the only guides we need.

If we truly choose to follow Christ everything must be humbled to Him. Read: Luke 18:18-27 for a deeper understanding. Hint: This conversion is not about selling everything we have and giving it to the poor … but it is about changing the way we think, changing our values, and following Him; which will surely change our concerns for the poor, and everyone else as well. But it is also certain that spiritual concerns are far more important to Ambassadors for Christ than temporal concerns.

To be in Him most surely means that we will not be liked by the world, some will be repelled by us, and we will often be viewed as a peculiar person. But at the same time, others will be drawn to Him through us. True Ambassadors for Christ would never want anyone (even their enemies) … to not receive the free gift of Jesus Christ. 

It is important here to again stress: We are to test everything we believe against His Word … not test His Word against the teaching of the world or our pre-established beliefs. 

Born Again Christianity is not an add-on.

Be careful not to fall for this: 

“But the Spirit says expressly, that in later times some shall fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons, through the hypocrisy of men that speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron.” 1 Timothy 4:1-2 

 But rather always keep these eternal Truths in mind: 

May grace and peace be yours in the fullest measure. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith ... the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:2-9 

 To be Born Again is to become a New Creature ... who is the righteousness of God in Him. 

 God bless you my friends, Bob