Pointing in the wrong direction

November 30, 2007 at 11:28 am | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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There has been a lot of attention brought to bear on Philip Pullman’s series “His Dark Materials”. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, the series is a trilogy in which two children find a way to succeed in killing God. The first book in the series, “The Golden Compass” has been made into a motion picture set to be released on December 7th of this year.

The director of the film has said that this first film is a watered down version of the corresponding book. He said that it is his hope that the success of this watered down movie will allow them to make the two remaining movies in the trilogy closer to the way they were written, full of anti-God and anti-Christian sentiments.

Scholastic Inc. has even launched a grade school curriculum and a contest to go along with the movie’s release.

The sad part about all of this is that Christian parents and children alike are likely to be drawn in by the look of the movie’s trailers. They look very similar to those from the “Lord of the Rings” and “Chronicles of Narnia” series. If the flash and action draw the kids into the movie theaters, they will most likely desire to read the books. And without doing research on the movie or the books, parents may help their kids right out of their belief in God.

I would seriously recommend any Christian to avoid this movie, the corresponding books, and all the hype and to let others know about it as well.

The Church doesn’t cause cancer!

November 28, 2007 at 11:20 am | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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I have a word of good news for those who read my blog (both of you)!

It has now been found that going to church doesn’t cause cancer! Wait…That’s not right.

I mean that it’s been found that it doesn’t cause any harm to children to take them to church. A recent survey taken by Ellison Research says that 56% of those who no longer attend church services still believe that the time that they spent in church as a youth had a positive impact on their lives. 31% said that it was a negative experience, but over all, those who were questioned said that it did many things to help them including giving them a deeper faith and increasing their religious knowledge.

You know what this means right? Now that there has been a survey done by some research company, the church will feel comfortable telling people to come to church. They won’t worry quite as much about hurting someone’s feelings, trying to dance around the issue, or being “seeker sensitive”. Continue Reading The Church doesn’t cause cancer!…

A good example of Christianity…

November 20, 2007 at 1:48 pm | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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In a true example of pride and denial, the Episcopal Church and its Virginian diocese are preparing to battle with some of its former members of property that equates to millions of dollars.

The members are the majorities of 11 former Episcopal congregations that voted to separate from an Episcopal (Anglican) Church that has “continually walked away from their scriptural foundation”. They caused a large commotion back in 2003 when they ordained an openly homosexual man as bishop. Since then, they have continued their slide and compromise of scripture. It is this that has brought about the separation.

The sad thing is, when the split was announced, the first reaction of both the Virginian diocese and the Episcopal Church was in the form of lawsuits to make sure that they kept the land. It wasn’t about the people or trying to heal the rift they caused. They have reacted to this situation in a very prideful way. They are defending their right to the property by saying that no split occurred because the governing body of the EC didn’t recognize it. Continue Reading A good example of Christianity……

Olympic bordellos?

November 20, 2007 at 1:40 pm | Posted in Christianity | 2 Comments
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Just in time for the Olympics, Vancouver is looking at making prostitution legal. Both the MP and governor of Vancouver have given their support to the legalization of prostitution.

Susan Davis, who is an active prostitute and the spokesperson for the “BC Coalition of Experiential Communities”, says that she is “weeks away” from getting the stamp of approval to become a corporation. Her “corporation” is looking at setting up a number of legalized bordellos “as an experiment” similar to the Vancouver safe injection site failure(where addicts could inject themselves with their own heroin/cocaine using clean needles under a nurse’s supervision). She claims that thousands of people will be pouring into the city looking for sex during the Olympics.

Ok, I’ve got to stop here and just let you know that my common sense tells me that this is an extremely bad idea. Not only is this a bad idea for the city of Vancouver, but it’s a bad idea for the women who choose a life of prostitution. Many of those against this new development echo these sentiments. They point out how other countries have already tried this and failed miserably. They have shown evidence that legalizing prostitution does more to protect the men using the women than it protects the women. Continue Reading Olympic bordellos?…

Just say….shut up?

November 19, 2007 at 10:57 am | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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During a recent Ibero-American summit, King Juan Carlos of Spain made a very pronounced comment to Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez.

Throughout the summit, Chavez railed against the US and those who supported them. In the Latin American countries there is little support, with El Salvador being the only country to have troops in Iraq to support the war.

Chavez talked about former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar and severly criticized him for his actions. When the current Prime Minister began to rebuke Chavez and told him that he should respect the former official, Chavez continuously interrupted the scolding with interruptions, telling the PM that he “could say what he liked”. It was at this point that King Juan Carlos leaned over and said:

“Por que no te callas?”  Which in English means, “Why don’t you shut up?” Continue Reading Just say….shut up?…

They broke the mark!

November 12, 2007 at 11:20 am | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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I have been a bit busy between soccer, looking for a job, writing blogs, working on an online T shirt shop, and writing Squidoo lenses, but I wanted to take just a minute to write and congratulate a special ministry.

For the last few years, Answers in Genesis, a ministry outside Cincinnati, Ohio, has been forging ahead with a planned museum promoting the biblical view of creation and the foundation of the Word of God. They have faced ridicule and persecution throughout the process and many news media outlets scoffed when they announced plans to open a museum that taught that the earth is only about 6,000 years old (as opposed to the billions of years promoted by evolutionists), that there was indeed a global flood that wiped out all but 8 people from the face of the earth and covered the entire planet with water, that the Tower of Babel gave us different languages, and how Jesus Christ stepped into the history of the world as God made flesh to die on the cross for our sins.

The museum was completed this past spring and opened on Memorial Day of this year in the midst of protests and petitions. Continue Reading They broke the mark!…

Where did it go?

November 10, 2007 at 10:41 am | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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Reading some of the headlines recently and watching what is going on in local, national, and global churches I’ve got to ask one question…

Where did common sense go?

Sam Brownback is supporting John McCain’s run for president, even though their views differ where embryonic stem cell research is concerned….

Pat Robertson has publicly announced his support for Rudy Guiliani even though the former mayor is pro-homosexual and pro-abortion….

America’s “leaders” continue to move toward splitting Israel to give Palestinians a home even though they know that anti-Israeli factions are using elementary schools and other areas to launch attacks from (and they want peace?)… Continue Reading Where did it go?…

Money or children?

November 9, 2007 at 11:25 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Practicing physician and GOP senator Tom Coburn has painted himself into a really tiny corner with his latest statements. The “pro-life” republican senator is quoted in the Hill newspaper as saying the national debt is a greater moral issue because it “burdens our children with debt before they’re even born”. “The greatest moral issue of our time isn’t abortion, it’s robbing our next generation of opportunity.”

You mean like the opportunity to live? For someone who claims to be pro-life, this seems very cold and uncaring. If you think that abortion is the murdering of children, how could you honestly say that debt is a greater moral issue? Could it possibly be that part of the reason that this nation is in the state that it’s in (aside from the pornography, sexual immorality, and our determination to slowly divide Israel) is because we are killing unborn children? Do you think that that might have something to do with it?

According to senator Coburn, the fact that our nation has a huge debt is more important that a life that is senselessly and coldly slaughtered by someone who is supposed to love themContinue Reading Money or children?…

Who’s responsibility is it?

November 8, 2007 at 11:13 am | Posted in Christianity | 1 Comment
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I’ve been thinking a lot lately and watching some of the things that are going on in the church and I’ve gotta ask a question…

Who’se resposibility is it?

You’re probably wondering where I’m going with this so please try to bear with me. I have being watching some of what’s been going on in the church and I don’t understand it. This one question is actually a lot of questions. The funny thing is, I’ve got answers for the questions, but they don’t seem to match the answer that the modern Christian church gives.

For example, whose responsibility is it to reach out to the lost?

   My Answer: It is the responsibility of EVERY Christian to reach out to those around them with the gospel.

   The Church’s Answer (TCA): It is the responsibility of a select few who are “called” as evangelists to go out and win souls for Jesus.

Who’s responsibility is it to make sure that Christians know the truth? Continue Reading Who’s responsibility is it?…

Not standing on the same platform?

November 6, 2007 at 10:30 am | Posted in Christianity | Leave a comment
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Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson has just given us all another example of a politician having absolutely no conviction about what he/she believes.

The newest example of “a form of godliness” that denies “the power thereof” came on “Meet the Press” this past Sunday (November 4th). Mr. Thompson stated that he is personally pro-life, that he could not run on a platform that desires to place a ban on all abortions.

I just wanted to ask a couple questions before I continue. Does this make Thompson a Republican? If he won’t run on their platform, then can he call himself a Republican? Second, does this seem really shaky as far as conviction goes?

Thompson’s view of the abortion issue is that the states should be allowed to make the decision state by state as to whether abortion should be legal. He also said that we should not “criminalize the taking of human life through abortion”. Continue Reading Not standing on the same platform?…

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