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