As I see it, there is a dangerous secularization within the churches that is trying to secularize Christianity to make it fit the world’s standards, doing the opposite of what they should be trying to do.
And just to be clear, I’m not saying that every single individual church does this, or that every single individual Christian does this, but there are trends in many churches that are simply worrying to me at the very least.
Now, allow me to explain just what it is that I am talking about regarding the secularization of the church (as the bride of Christ) and of Christianity itself.
Recently, I read two articles from The Daily Wire. One was titled: “Pastor Loses Job After Church Sign Stating ‘Homosexuality Is Still A Sin’ Causes Uproar” and the other was an op-ed from Mike S. Adams titled: “Why I Have To Debate ‘Christian’ Serial Killers,” referencing pro-abortion people in the church who not simply ignore abortion, but straight up claim it is somehow morally right.
Adams writes that the silence from most Christians regarding abortion is “stunning”, reminding him of stories he had heard of German churches ignoring Jewish trains full of women and children crying out for help by singing hymns more loudly. Of course, these are simply stories that may or may not be true, but we are seeing the Left literally calling for people to “shout” their abortion. And it seems, at least when it comes to plenty of supposed “Christians” that abortion is not only an issue that is not discussed, but sometimes even advocated for. Plenty of times, either churches ignore the issue of abortion to instead focus on the sinfulness of Man (and just barely mentioning how we are already saved if we have received Christ into our hearts) or outright joining the Leftist thought-train of secularization and advocating for women’s “right” to have an abortion.
Similarly, it seems as though we have been less intent on pointing out and rebuking the sinfulness of homosexuality because it’s “cool” or “acceptable” now to be gay.
Which brings me to the other article, where Pastor Justin Hoke of Trinity Bible Presbyterian Church in Weed, California lost his job after his church sign read the following: “Bruce Jenner is still a man. Homosexuality is still a sin. The culture may change. The Bible does not.”
That seems like a perfectly reasonable and accurate church sign. But the sign still caused an uproar within the community.
Now, that in and of itself was not actually the reason for the pastor to lose his job. The community can say whatever it wants, but it ultimately can’t get rid of a pastor. However, the church can.
Pastor Hoke said that he was not exactly fired, but it was brought to his attention that just about everyone in the church with the exception of one couple said that they would leave the church if he continued preaching there.
And THAT is where we find a huge problem. 99% of the church members and all of the elders did not want Hoke, whose gravest sin was to preach against sin (which is HIS JOB), and threatened to leave the church if he continued doing exactly what he’s supposed to do.
Now, I get that this is California, particularly in a city called WEED. However, I looked into the church and what denomination it fell under. The Bible Presbyterian Church is a very conservative church. Unlike many other churches where it seems they teach literally the opposite of Christianity, the Bible Presbyterian Church follows the Westminster Standards of reformed doctrine. In other words, they’re as conservative as you can get.
And yet, despite its conservatism, the overwhelming majority of the body of the church was against what the pastor did, even though he was 100% right.
Bruce, or “Caitlyn” Jenner is still a man. It doesn’t matter what he looks like, or what parts he surgically added or removed, he is still a he because God made him that way.
Homosexuality is still 100% a sin. It doesn’t matter if the Left calls us homophobes for saying it, the Word of God makes this abundantly clear.
And that’s not to say any of us hate gay people, either. Quite the opposite in fact. If we hated gay people, we wouldn’t care to point out their sin and we wouldn’t try to save them. But we care for people’s souls – all people’s. So, we try to help them be saved.
And yet, even though the Bible is perfectly clear about homosexuality, almost every member of the church wanted the pastor gone because he was spreading the Truth.
When I look at where the church is headed, I worry. The Catholic Church has had multiple instances of highly immoral sexual misconduct with children. And yes, while that is also the case in many other places, particularly Leftist Hollywood, the Church is held to a higher standard than Hellywood (and yes, I’m thinking of calling it that from now on).
The fact that the people of a conservative church would threaten to leave a church if it retained a pastor who was SPREADING THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL is a massive red flag, even if it is in California.
Homosexuality is still a sin, regardless of what society might argue. Transgenderism is a mental issue, regardless of the Left’s attempts to normalize and encourage it. Abortion is death, regardless of what any man or woman might say.
These are all things that we should be tackling head on, not retreating on. We should tackle these things and rebuke these things because these things are immoral. And in challenging these things, we should not cower and apologize, and we should not be getting rid of pastors for challenging these things. We are Christians. We serve God, not Man. And as Christians, we should not worry about persecution; we should fully expect it. As Christians, we are hated for telling the Truth; the Truth of Christ, of God, of the Gospels, of the Bible.
Christianity cannot become secularized, lest we fall to sin forever. We cannot allow for it to fall to Man. We must pray to God that He may guide our steps so that we may continue to spread His Word, regardless of the physical consequences.
Why? Because it’s not just the most important thing – it’s the only important thing.
There is a reason people in China risk going to underground churches. They risk imprisonment because they’d rather be physically imprisoned than spiritually imprisoned.
There is a reason people in the Middle East so often come to Christ. Even though they risk not just imprisonment but outright death, they’d rather die the first death than the second.
And yet, I see so many self-professed “Christians” either ignoring the sins of Man or outright advocating for them, arguing that they are actually moral when the Bible proves otherwise.
I’ve often said that we need a Christian revival. When I say that, I don’t just mean more people coming to Christ who never said or thought they were Christians, but I also mean those who think they are Christians and argue they are doing God’s work but are not.
We need a Christian revival not just in America but around the world. We need to fully understand what it means to be a Christian. It means to follow the Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, through trial and tribulation on this Earth, following His teachings as best as we can, regardless of what society might say or argue. It means not fearing persecution but outright expecting it, knowing that whatever Man can do cannot compare to what God can do.
For it is better to die the most horrendous death imaginable at the hands of Man than it would be to be on the receiving end of God’s Righteous and Just Wrath.
Shame on those “Christians” who threatened to leave a church whose pastor follows and teaches the Word of God. But beyond that, I sincerely hope they come to their senses, understanding the error of their ways, and return to Christ.
Similarly, I hope those “Christians” who advocate for abortion, or at least “choice”, eventually repent of their sins for they are doing the work not of God but of the Devil.
I hope and pray we can fight back against the secularization of the churches and of Christianity. It’s definitely not the first time the collective church has had such challenges, but here’s hoping we can overcome and defeat such challenges once again.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
I’ve mentioned in the past that the economy is not helped by the fact that the Federal Reserve has hiked interest rates a number of times since Trump’s presidency started (and they only raised them once during Obama’s tenure), and that they plan to raise them again, even though they don’t really know if the economy will do well enough in the future to warrant it (and I argue it hardly ever warrants it).
But regardless of how the Left might want to manipulate the economy, largely pointing towards the stock market as some sort of sign of an impending economic Armageddon, they can’t actually do as much damage to the economy as they would want.
Yeah, the stock market overall went down in the year 2018, but that’s not the biggest indication as to what the economy is looking like. Things like consumer confidence and unemployment rates and claims tend to be the more important factors.
And in that department, at least in the ones regarding jobs, the economy seems to be doing fairly well, all things considered.
Actually, that might well be an understatement.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs numbers for December 2018, and boy do they look good.
According to CNBC: “Economists surveyed by Dow Jones had been expecting job growth of just 176,000, though they projected the unemployment rate to fall to 3.6 percent.”
In reality, the BLS reported that we saw a job growth of 312,000, far surpassing expectations. And while the unemployment rate climbed back up to 3.9%, it’s for good reason, which even CNBC admits.
“The jobless rate, which was last higher in June, rose for the right reason as 419,000 new workers entered the workforce and the labor participation rate increased to 63.1 percent.”
In other words, the reason for the increase in unemployment was not because a significant amount of people lost their jobs, but because so many new people entered the workforce in December, that the number rose significantly. It’s a more natural reason for the unemployment to rise.
Job growth wasn’t the only thing to see some gains, with wages jumping 3.2% from a year ago and 0.4% from the previous month. Payrolls growth also totaled “2.6 million in 2018, the highest since 2015 and well above the 2.2 million in 2017,” according to CNBC.
The healthcare industry saw the biggest rise in jobs, with 50,000+ jobs added in December, followed by food and beverage services with 41,000+, construction (38,000+), manufacturing (32,000+) and retail (24,000+).
The unemployment rate, as I said before, rose back up to 3.9%, with adult males currently standing at 3.6%, blacks standing at 6.6%, adult women standing at 3.5%, teenagers standing at 12.5% (which makes sense because of the increase in work force), whites standing at 3.4%, Asians at 3.3% and Hispanics at 4.4%.
Actually, that number for Hispanics ties a record-low in the BLS system, which was previously set in October of 2018. So Hispanic unemployment sits at the lowest it ever has once again.
Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics said: “the far bigger than expected 312,000 jump in non-farm payrolls in December would seem to make a mockery of market fears of an impending recession.” He also says that the BLS report “suggests the US economy still has considerable forward momentum.”
Which really leads me to my overall point for this article. While sharing these fantastic and unexpected news regarding the jobs market is of utmost importance, I want to bring with it the main point that the Left can try as much as they want to create a recession, but if the economy is doing well, their efforts will be for naught.
Like I mentioned earlier, it doesn’t help whenever the Fed raises interest rates. It causes the economy to slow down a little and the stock markets to freak out. Some of the biggest single-day drops we’ve had were because of the Fed announcing interest rate hikes, including the latest one.
Ironically, I could consider this as a good thing for the economy as well. Now, I’m no economist, so I could well be wrong about what I’m about to say. But if the economy is doing well, with more people getting jobs and wages rising, that means more people have more money in their pockets. If the stock market goes down, or goes into a full-on crash, wouldn’t that seem like a fairly good opportunity for people to get into it, when stocks are cheaper than they normally would be, and thus make more money, which in turn would also help the economy grow even more and the stock market to climb back up?
I feel like that’d be the logical thing to occur, though that may not necessarily be what happens. People can be very panicky about the stock market. The media pointing towards the Dow Jones as a sign that Trump’s economic policies don’t work ought to provide proof of that previous statement. They think the Dow Jones is the end-all, be-all of how good the economy is, when that’s not necessarily the case.
During Obama’s years, the stock market tended to go up. But the economy was in free-fall and not getting any better. The stock market was going up, but not for the right reasons.
Lately, the stock markets are fairly volatile, going up a lot and going down a lot, not because of poor economic policies, but due to a number of things, including people being panicky about the stock market.
It’s often a self-fulfilling prophecy whenever the media says that “experts” expect a recession and the markets go down because people are so panicky. Currently, as Paul Ashworth mentioned, people think there is an impending recession, and they point towards the stock market as an indication of that coming recession.
In reality, while the stock market may be flaring, jobs are being created, wages are rising, and the economy is growing.
That’s the exact opposite of what the Left wants to see. For as much as the Left wants to see the economy crash and people suffer, there’s only so much they can do. There’s only so much the Fed can do. There’s only so much George Soros can do. There’s only so much a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives can do.
If we have solid and healthy economic policies in place, such as the ones Trump is implementing, then that will have a far greater impact on the economy than the apocalyptic alarms the Left wants to sound off.
And while I do expect the Left to create some damage in some instances because it’s simply in their nature to ruin things for everyone else, it is not up to them to decide what happens to the economy unless they have both chambers of Congress and the White House.
And the One who decides whether or not they get those things is the Almighty Himself. And even if He does put them back into those places of power, He still reigns supreme over them and knows precisely what is to come and what will occur to everyone in the end.
So the Left can manipulate the stock markets as much as they want with whatever narrative they want to drive and can have the Fed raising interest rates as often as they want, but it is God who decides whether or not they even are allowed to do anything one way or the other.
But for now, let us be thankful to the Lord that our economy is growing, more and more people are working, and they are getting some neat wage raises as well.
“Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever! Who can utter the mighty deeds of the Lord, or declare all His praise?”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Before I begin, I hope all of you had a fantastic, blessed and very merry Christmas yesterday.
Now, on to the topic at hand. To a largely Christian audience, that title seems pretty obvious. For as long as people have created gods, ignoring the God that created them, people have come to worship and idolize things that were not God Himself.
You have things like statues of various deities in different cultures throughout history like the Greek gods or the Roman gods, etc. Even today, we see this sort of thing. But ironically (though not exactly unexpectedly), we also see this happening in people who claim to be atheistic. People who claim to not believe in God and certainly do not follow His teachings or His Word.
Enter Michael Moore, who recently adorned his Christmas tree not with an angel or a star symbolizing the one over Bethlehem highlighting Christ’s birth, but with a Christmas decoration version of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
I kid you not, the guy has gone full idolatry here.
Now, I’m not exactly surprised by this sort of thing at any capacity. The Left, for as much as they claim to be atheistic, also worship things. The Clintons worship money; George Soros worships power (and himself, most likely); the media worships Obama, you get the point.
So I’m not surprised to see Moore basically idolizing RBG here. In the tweet he sent out to show his idolatry, he also wrote: “My Christmas Tree Topper this year. Better than an angel or the star over Bethlehem. A nation of millions stand with you…”
Again, not surprised by his idolatry here. The guy worships anyone or anything that he feels has some sort of ability to stop Trump and he figures RBG symbolizes that. Maybe because she’s the oldest member of the Supreme Court, is insanely Leftist and is also really fragile, so she is the one people think Trump could replace given the shot.
RBG has said that she plans to be in the Supreme Court for as long as possible, so she likely won’t retire, but that’s only her plans.
That being said, I don’t wish anything malicious upon her. Matter of fact, I think she should thank God. Remember when she fell and broke some ribs a few months ago (and the Left went haywire offering their own ribs as replacements because they are that fanatical and lunatic)? Well, thanks to that, doctors found two malignant tumors in her lungs and were able to remove them recently.
I may not like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but I recognize that her breaking a couple of ribs was essentially a miracle and a blessing in disguise for her. Had that not happened, the tumors might’ve made things worse for her.
But even in this entire thing, it’s essential to recognize something: people are temporary. So Michael Moore in idolizing RBG in this way is not only committing a sin, but he’s also relying on something that is entirely temporary.
RBG is 85 years old and she’s not exactly getting younger. She’s also not exactly getting all that much healthier. She could live for a while, but she will eventually die.
Those who idolize her will eventually find her to be dead. Same as those who idolize Mohammed, or who idolize Buddha, etc. Yes, Mohammed is already dead, as is Buddha, but the point remains. People basically idolize them.
And they are dead. Eventually, RBG will meet that fate just as every other human who has ever walked this Earth.
Mohammed is dead. Buddha is dead. George Soros will die (I imagine people idolize him too). RBG will die. But Jesus is alive. He is the only being in the history of the world that has lived, died, and risen from the dead to once again walk among the living before ascending into heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father.
When RBG dies, people like Michael Moore will lose even more of their marbles. Same when George Soros dies. They will have to keep finding new idols; new people to worship and rely on.
But people always die in the end. Jesus – God – is the only one who has dominion over death itself.
Even atheists worship something. As I said, the Clintons worship money and others worship other things. I mostly talked about Moore worshipping RBG, and the same things could be said about the media worshipping Obama since he’s also merely human. But another thing that atheists worship is science (as long as science is separated from God and it says whatever they want it to say).
These atheists will claim some sort of superiority because they study (or worship, really) science. If science says that we evolved from monkeys (and it only suggests it in theory, but does not outright prove it. Scientists are the ones who believe this pretty religiously), then that’s settled. Ironically, if science says that there are only two genders or that there’s nothing humans can do/are doing that could cause global climate change, they will ignore that.
But regardless, they will worship science if it says what they want it to say.
Everyone worships something. The problem with worshipping anything other than God, apart from the basic fact that that’s a sin that is covered in the very first commandment, is that everything else is temporary.
Buddha was temporary, but while Buddhism is still around, it is also temporary. Mohammed was temporary, but while his teachings are still around in the form of Islam, Islam is also temporary. RBG is temporary, as is Obama, as is George Soros. Just like them, their ideology (Leftism/socialism etc.) is also temporary.
And while science has been around for ages, like everything else in this world, it’s also temporary.
Once everything is over and the end of times has arrived, those things’ days will be numbered. But God is eternal.
He is the beginning and the end. The Alpha and the Omega. He created RBG, Michael Moore, Barack Obama, George Soros, Donald Trump, you, me, the media, the U.S., the world and the entire universe, both known and unknown.
I worship God because He is the Lord. The only One who can save me from my sins and what my sins would lead me to. I don’t rely on Donald Trump for anything other than him trying to fight to Make America Great Again. But I don’t idolize him at all. Yes, I’ve talked a lot about him because I fervently support him and will continue to support him, but I would disgust myself if I were to think of him being anywhere close to the level of God.
I don’t worship Trump primarily because he’s not my savior and because he's human, thus temporary (and I hope no one actually worships him in any way). He can’t save me from anything. But God already has. All I need to do is worship Him obediently and follow Him.
There is nothing RBG can do for Michael Moore. Nothing Obama can do for the media. Nothing Trump can do for you and me. Ultimately, it is God that allows these people to do anything at all.
It is God whom I rely upon. It is God whom I worship. And it is God who is eternal. No one else; nothing else.
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable.”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
I have surprisingly mixed feelings about this entire thing. However, before I get into why that is, it is important to understand the context of the situation. Usually, if I see college professors slamming anything on the LEFT and not something on the Right, that comes as a massive surprise. However, you will soon understand why I am not 100% positive about this whole thing.
First, allow me to explain some context. This article comes from a different article written on Campus Reform titled: “Yale prof: Communism is a ‘religion’ with ‘sloppy theology’”. In this article, the writer explains that “panelists at Princeton University condemned communism on Tuesday (last week), likening it to a ‘religion’ with ‘extremely sloppy theology’ and honing in on its ‘inhuman’ nature.”
The article mentions the name of the panel: “Consequences of an Idea: Assessing 100 Years of Communism” and notes the name of the three panelists. First, there’s Carlos Eire, a Yale history and religious studies professor and an immigrant from Cuba. Then, there’s Sergiu Klainerman, a Princeton math professor and immigrant from Romania, a socialist country. Finally, there’s Skidmore College political science professor Flagg Taylor.
In this panel, Eire made the case that Communism is “damn close, if not exactly the same as a religion,” with “orthodoxy and heresy.”
Communism is “impervious to empirical evidence, scientific evidence, sociological evidence… It is also an extremely sloppy theology that does not base its observations on human behavior.”
He argued that “human beings are incapable of pure altruism, of sharing goods equally. There is never any true sharing. It is impossible.”
According to Campus Reform: “The religious studies professor noted that Christian monasticism also involved property sharing, but that monastic history is one ‘of failure, of corruption, and reform.’ He granted that it yielded some success, arguing that this was because sharing was voluntary.”
Then, Eire claims that “historically, it has been proven that communism can work, sometimes, to some extent, always with some reform. But it always requires an oligarchy of some sort.”
Campus Reform continues by writing: “The Yale professor also argued that it is only viable in small communities, noting several failed historical attempts by Christian monastics or other religious leaders to extend monastic sharing to wider communities.”
Eire insisted that “it is possible to speak of communism… as a religion” that is “governed by bad theology.”
Later in the panel, Taylor argues that it is not enough to label Communism as totalitarian, suggesting that it is better to label it as an “ideocracy” where “ideology is not just one of four or five important features” but that ideology is “the most important feature.” “In this account, a totalitarian regime becomes totalitarian precisely because it is ideological.”
Taylor argues that Communism is founded on “organized and systematic lying”, differing from “ordinary falsehood.” He argues that “ordinary falsehood” “stays in touch with the truth and knowingly distorts the truth” as opposed to an “ideological lie” which “seeks to impose a pseudo-reality upon reality. It does not depart from reality so much as [it] completely ignores reality and… it seeks to disrupt our normal access to reality.”
Taylor concludes the panel by pointing out some trends present in our daily lives that are reminiscent of communist ideocracies, such as the “hyper-bureaucratization of life”, the “persistence of perfectionism” and a “prevalent culture of activism”. He describes the latter two as a form of fanaticism that is “always certain that the enacting of a certain program will bring an end to societal dysfunction and injustice.”
This sort of fanaticism, Taylor says, “is not driven primarily by unbridled passion, but rather is the result of an intellectual error, which should recall ideologies like revolutionary socialism” and the disastrous results that they bring.
Now, this was a lot to cover, but I think it can be fairly obvious why I have some level of issue with all of this. While I do agree that Communism is basically like a religion at this point, as I have time and time again mocked the Left for their religious-like belief of climate change, it is important to understand just what kind of religion we are talking about here and why Christianity does not really belong in this sort of categorization that the professors use to define something as religious.
Carlos Eire, the Yale professor, made the argument that Communism is “impervious to empirical evidence, scientific evidence, sociological evidence”. And while that is true, this comes after comparing Communism with religion. Now, as a Christian, the first religion that comes to mind when someone talks about religion in general is Christianity. But this argument does not work for Christianity in and of itself.
Christianity is not “impervious to empirical evidence, scientific evidence, sociological evidence”. There is nothing in science today that goes as far as to disprove or really even challenge the existence of God. While there are people out there that use science as a weapon against Christianity and the notion of a living, eternal, self-existent God who is the Creator of the Universe, no scientific evidence really disproves God.
Even the theory of evolution does not disprove God. It basically suggests the universe started with a singular cell that evolved and got to where we are today. But it does not challenge the idea of a God because it does not answer the question “where did that cell come from?” If evolution is, indeed, how we got to this point (and I believe in some level of evolution, but within species. Meaning a species evolving to adapt better to its surroundings, not evolving into a different species altogether) then how did that first life cell come to be? What did it evolve from? Surely, not from something that was previously not alive. Not if it’s the first alive thing ever.
What I mean is this: I used to not be alive, but I was a sperm cell within my father that eventually made contact with my mother’s egg cells. There were living cells before I was alive (ironically, the Left will still somehow say that we are not alive inside the womb but are alive before we even get there as living cells). But with the first cell, what came before it? Nothing surely. But then, how did it get there in the first place?
Even if you believe the Universe was always here, as in it had no beginning (which is ludicrous), you cannot make the same argument for life on Earth. Earth was not always here. Life was not always here. So how did life get here? How did it develop from absolute nothingness? If there was ever a time when there was nothing, absent of an external force, what would there be today? Nothing!
So even the “best” tools for the Left in countering the existence of God do not actually counter the existence of God. There is no empirical, scientific, sociological evidence that points away from the Truth claims of the Bible. So in Eire’s comparison between Communism and religion, his argument does not actually work for Christianity. However, it does work magnificently well for Communism, which is meant to be the overall point. Not to mention he’s talking about religion in general and not Christianity in particular.
Now, he does also mention Christian Monasticism. For context, Monasticism is a religious way of life where one renounces worldly pursuits in order to devote oneself entirely to spiritual work. Basically, think of Catholic priests (just not the ones that molest kids or argue that there is climate change or that there should be gay priests or anything that adamantly goes against the Bible, as that basically stops being Monasticism altogether).
Eire critiques Christian Monasticism and history as being one “of failure, of corruption, and reform.”
Now, unfortunately, I am not a theologian, so I cannot necessarily argue against this completely. My understanding, at least of the Catholic Church, which tends to be Monastic, is that it has (and arguably is right now) corrupt and very different from what it should be. And I’m sorry to anyone who is Catholic here, but to say the Catholic Church is perfect is to be naïve.
The Catholic Church believes in the infallibility of the Pope. They believe the Pope is never wrong and incapable of being wrong. That, of course, is ridiculous. Of course the Pope can be wrong. He’s HUMAN! To say that the Pope cannot be wrong is to elevate the Pope to God’s level of omniscience. That is blasphemy and wholly unchristian.
The Catholic Church also believes in praying to saints, such as Saint Peter, and even to the Virgin Mary, that they may ask God to help the person praying to them. Praying to anyone but God is idolatry and there is no other way to label it. It’s not like asking someone else to pray for you. You don’t get down on your knees and bow your head to ask someone else to pray for you. Asking for the Virgin Mary to pray for you, while you yourself are in a praying position and are doing this to a statue of the Virgin Mary is to elevate the Virgin Mary to God’s level. Again, that’s blasphemy as well as idolatry.
I won’t spend too long criticizing what I don’t like about the Catholic Church, but it is important to note there are issues with it. Just as there are issues with every other denomination. There is no perfect denomination of Christianity. The church of Christ is, currently, being run by humans. Humans who make mistakes. Humans who are not omniscient. Humans who, by nature, are evil and can only be righteous by the good grace of the Lord.
So I won’t argue that there are no mistakes or issues within the denominations of Christianity or within Monasticism of Christianity. But there is a MASSIVE difference between calling Christian Monasticism a failure and corrupt and calling Christianity itself a failure and corrupt. I want to make it entirely clear, of course, that Eire is talking about Monasticism in particular. And I, not being a theologian and not having great understanding of this, will not necessarily argue against the particular claim. I just wanted to make the difference clear. He is criticizing Monasticism, not Christianity itself.
Now, I feel I should wrap this up so as to not make this article too long. In conclusion, I am glad there are college professors, particularly Ivy League college professors, who understand the horrors of Communism and its fundamental fanaticism that is devoid of knowledge and understanding.
And while Communism, and many things within Communism, can be considered to be like religion or an actual religion, where the government is God (I have mentioned multiple times that the Left wants to replace God with government. If that’s not basically making Communism a religion, I don’t know what would), I feel it particularly necessary to explain that the argument Eire used to describe religion or Communism as being like a religion does not exactly work with Christianity as science does not really suggest there is no God. In fact, it does the opposite.
Science has shown us to be extremely complex creatures living in an extremely complex reality. To say that everything that has happened up to now, including our very existence, is a matter of random chance is to reach for the bottom of the barrel in trying to deny God’s existence. The mathematical likelihood, or chance, of everything that has happened to be replicated is virtually impossible. Not only that, chance in and of itself doesn't have the power to do anything - it's just a mathematical concept to calculate probability. Chance is not a thing. When you toss a coin, you have 50/50 chance of it landing on tails - it'll depend on many factors: distance from the floor, force applied, objects it hits on its way down, etc. But chance is not a factor - it's a probability and it has no influence on the actual result. And yet, here we are. How? Well, I think we all know.
But aside from that, I want to acknowledge the fact that there are at least some college professors who still view Communism in a bad light. Of course, two of them actually had to experience communism (or at least socialism) to understand how bad it is, but still.
“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Another day, another idiotic college professor misunderstanding the Bible entirely (either willingly or unwillingly, not sure which is worse). Jesus Christ never condemned the rich. He warned them that their love of money could destroy them, but He never condemned the fact they were wealthy to begin with. But we'll get to that momentarily.
Now, this article is a little bit weird because, unlike pretty much every other time, I do not know exactly what the professor argues. Let me explain.
DePaul University political science Professor David Lay Williams held a lecture this month. However, it does not look as though the event was filmed or otherwise documented. All I could find about it is DePaul’s Events list detailing the Mess Hall lecture with a relatively brief description.
So unlike in other articles, I can’t directly challenge the arguments that the professor makes because I don’t have access to those arguments. All I have is the description of the event. However, the description does offer some things for me to explain.
So instead of creating a counterargument to someone’s argument, I will try my best at defending the concept of being wealthy and amassing wealth, why Jesus warned (not condemned, don't get them confused) the rich of His time and why He wouldn't condemn every rich person of today’s world.
Let’s begin by looking at the lecture’s description:
“’Inequality is the root of all social evil,’ Pope Francis has warned. A look at his sources suggests he could hardly argue otherwise. So contends DePaul Political Science Professor David Lay Williams, who investigates the predatory lending practices and extremes of economic inequality in Jesus’ Roman Palestine in a chapter of his forthcoming book on the development of economic inequality in Western political thought. Reimagining some of Jesus’ parables and examining passages from the Gospels and the Book of James, Williams discovered a Jesus intent on reducing the corrosive effects of wealth, greed, and inequality and condemning those with great fortunes as unworthy inhabitants for the kingdom of God. Williams contrasts him with Paul’s attitude toward pious Christians with wealth.”
Right off the bat, I can see I would have a hard time of being convinced by anything the professor says (which I can’t access, as I’ve said). Quoting Pope Francis to make a Christian argument is like quoting Bill Clinton to make an argument against raping women. It just doesn’t work. Beyond the fact that the current Il Papa is a staunch believer in climate change and that mankind has something to do with it, the current reports about his willingness to aid pedophilic priests and his overall comments saying that those who are calling out this perverted evil are of the devil himself all tell me he’s as far from a Christian as one can get while calling himself one.
I had always had an issue with the Pope calling himself the head of the Catholic Church, since only Jesus should be considered the head of the Church, but this particular Pope has to be one of the worst of all time.
When the Dalai Lama is more adamant about Europe belonging to Europeans instead of Muslims than the HEAD OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, there is a problem. So to base an entire lecture (as far as I know) off of a quote from Pope LuciFrancis, that is going to raise some flags on my end.
Now, regarding other things such as “investigating predatory lending practices”, I won’t argue much there. For as long as humanity has had some form of currency, given our evil nature, humanity has sought to cheat and steal off of someone else.
The very first deal we know of is God’s deal with Adam and Eve. Now, it’s not exactly an official deal signed with a document, but it was a deal that had God allowing Adam and Eve enjoying the Garden of Eden in exchange for not eating out of the forbidden tree. And I think we all know what happened.
Later on in the Old Testament, time and time again, whenever a deal between two people was made, there were certain rules such as having people there as witnesses to oversee the making of the deal, like when Boaz bought Elimelech’s belongings and redeemed Ruth in Ruth chapter 4. Or when Abraham made a deal with Ephron the Hittite to buy the land where he would bury Sarah in Genesis chapter 23.
So there were legitimate deals that were held and there were deals where someone would finesse another person, hence why the Old Testament, which is the Word of God, insisted in having rules and traditions to ensure a deal was kept between two parties.
Now, the lecture description mentions what the Gospels and the Book of James say about the rich. And it makes sense, with verses such as Luke 18:25: “For it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God,” or James 5:1-6: “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, are crying out against you, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on the earth in luxury and in self-indulgence. You have fattened your hearts in a day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the righteous person. He does not resist you.”
Or even Luke 12:33: “Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.”
But here’s the thing: at the time of Christ, when He would warn the rich, the rich were either those who worked in the government, those who were friends with people in the government, or land-owners with farms and such. The way the first two got rich was by taxing others. If you get rich off of taxing others, chances are good that you are stealing from them.
Now, one can make the case that taxation is theft and the IRS should be abolished along with taxes. I won’t necessarily make that argument myself as it doesn’t really belong in this article and I personally do not entirely agree with it, but that’s for another time.
The point is that Jesus warned the rich because they're very likely to rely on themselves for everything, including salvation. That's why He said it's more difficult for them to enter the Kingdom of God - He never said it was impossible. Just more difficult given the wealthy's self-reliance.
The rich, as I stated earlier, can also include land-owners, not just taxmen. As the aforementioned James 5:1-6 passage says “the wages of the laborers… which you kept back by fraud… you have condemned and murdered the righteous person…” I don’t know exactly who James is talking to here. The letter he wrote was addressed to the twelve tribes in the Dispersion, or the Diaspora, which is the dispersion of the Jews throughout events in the entire Bible. That is my best explanation of the Dispersion not being a theologian myself.
But James clearly is writing letters to twelve tribes and no one in particular. But he writes this with the accusation of the rich people defrauding their servants and “condemning and murdering the righteous person”. I do not know exactly who the “righteous person” is in this context. What I understand is that people who convert to Christianity are deemed righteous thereafter, even while remaining sinners (though they are righteous not out of their own work but by God's grace).
However, that’s not the most important part in this context. James is mentioning, or at least accusing, that the rich he’s referring to have been dishonest with the wages that belong to their laborers. It’s performing such an evil act that is the focal point of this passage. Not the fact that they're rich.
There are other passages in the Bible that speak against the rich and the amassing of wealth, but not because being rich or amassing wealth is in itself a bad thing, but because a love of money, which is sinful, can often stem from it.
1 Timothy 6:10 says: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.”
You see, it’s not being rich in itself that is bad or evil. It’s the love of money that CAN come from it (but does not have to). For example, Abraham was a pretty rich guy. He was able to buy multiple plots of land and many farm animals like sheep, oxen, etc. Yet, God never condemned his wealth. He never urged Abraham to give up his Earthly possessions.
Why? Because Abraham was faithful to the Lord, though he would stumble such as when he slept with and impregnated Hagar. But Abraham stayed faithful to the Lord, trusted in Him and followed His commandments as best as he could.
So I have to ask: would Jesus condemn the rich of today? Depends on which ones. I will not name any Democrats, as that is obvious why He would condemn them, the least of the reasons which is that they are rich. But people like, say, Bill Gates? I don’t know. Gates didn’t steal anyone’s money. He earned it himself. As far as I know, he didn’t mistreat anyone while he was head of Microsoft. Now, he does have other issues with regard to his entrance into heaven, given that he is an atheist, but I am absolutely sure being rich, with the way he became rich, is something Jesus would not condemn. His Atheism, if he dies without converting, will condemn him. But not his wealth.
Again, Christ never condemns people because of their money - in fact, it's God who blesses us with money and possessions. He condemns unbelievers only - those who love money more than Jesus. It’s the love of money that gets people into trouble. It’s their crooked behavior that gets them into trouble. It’s not the actual money count that gets people into trouble.
So while Christ did indeed warn the rich, as shown throughout the Bible, His issue is not the actual wealth of someone, but rather how they get it, what they do with it and in whom those people trust: their money or the Lord.
The first commandment reads: “You shall have no other gods before Me.” The love of money, the worship of money, is basically idolatry. And it being the first commandment, we can see that it’s a pretty important one to God.
“Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for He has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.’”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Moving away from the hot button issue of the Kavanaugh accusation, I feel it is important to share some feel-happy news in a world that constantly tries to take away your joy. (Not that the Kavanaugh accusation has me down, knowing that it won’t derail Kavanaugh, but the Left tries their best to take away people’s joy).
The feel-happy news, if you really want to call it news, is that recently Chris Pratt had an interview with The Associated Press in which he discussed a number of things ranging from fitness to who his actor role model is (Tom Cruise, surprisingly, but mostly because Cruise does his own stunts), and the topic we’re focusing on particularly: his unabashedly Christian faith.
The interviewer for the AP said the following: “At recent award show appearances, you went out on stage and talked publicly about your faith. Is it an especially important time to do that?”
Personally, I find the phrasing of the question intriguing. He’s not asking if Pratt thinks it’s especially important for him to do it. He’s asking if it’s especially important to do that in our current time. I do not know who the AP interviewer is, but they might have a good eye for what is happening in today’s world and the impact of Christianity.
Alas, I likely will never know if the interviewer is a Christian him/herself and that that was the reason for phrasing the question in that manner, so let’s move on to Pratt’s answer.
“I don’t know that I am so much more motivated by where the world is or if it’s just what I’m feeling called to do right now. I think it’s a combination of both things… That kind of a message, it might not be for everybody. But there is a group of people for whom that message is designed. And nothing fills my soul more than to think that maybe some kid watching that would say, ‘Hey, I’ve been thinking about that. I’ve been thinking about praying. Let me try that out.’ That’s like the only way I feel like I can repay what has essentially been a giant gift in my life.”
A good answer, in my opinion. Obviously, it becomes increasingly important to spread the Word of God in a world that is adamantly rebellious against Him, a world that defies Him at every given opportunity and treads closer and closer towards the devil.
The Kavanaugh accusation alone is proof of this. The Left seeks to destroy him using a letter detailing, with flawed accuracy, events that happened sometime 30 years ago somewhere in the Northeast United States. The accuser brings up no evidence to support her claim, no witnesses to corroborate her claims, has refused to attend a hearing where her story would be heard, and when she agrees, she sets up “fairness” terms where likely she gets to decide what is fair and what isn’t, and demands the FBI investigate an issue they have twice said would not investigate and an issue that really falls under local law enforcement jurisdiction, not federal, not to mention an issue that would have come up during the vetting of Kavanaugh soon after his nomination if it had happened.
And even with all of these facts, the Left, the media and Hollywood celebrities are treating that one letter to Feinstein as gospel and the truth, seeking to destroy the career and livelihood of someone just because he poses a threat to the evil Supreme Court decision of 1973: Roe v. Wade.
Not to get too much into the actual topic, since everyone and their grandmother is talking about it, but it does offer a good example of a world that is getting closer to the devil. A world where the life of a man can be ruined by flimsy accusations that no one should believe, but somehow many do.
But the other part that is important is that spreading the Word of God and thanking the Lord at every given opportunity is something we are called to do no matter what the circumstance. Pratt does well in answering his question by saying it’s a combination of the state of the world today and the fact that he’s called to do it.
Then, the AP interviewer asks the following question: “Does it feel like a risk sometimes in Hollywood?”
To which Pratt answers: “No, not at all… I think that there’s this narrative that exists out there that Hollywood is anti-Christian or anti-religious, but it’s just not the case. They are kind of not anti-anything. They are kind of pro- whatever is authentic to you. And I like that. Because it’s authentic for me to be pro-Christian, pro-Jesus. That’s my thing. I like it. And I’ve never had anyone try to shame me, to my face. Maybe they go say it behind my back. But if that’s the case, go ahead. You can say whatever you want about me – to my face or behind my back. I’m not going to change.”
Interesting answer he gives here.
And there might be SOME truth to what he says. At this point in time, just about everyone, particularly people in Hollywood, knows that Pratt is a Christian. Despite this, he still gets to have lead roles in huge blockbuster movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. He is enjoying pretty great success thus far, even with people knowing he’s a Christian.
However, that is where my agreement with his response ends. I’m not a Hollywood star like Pratt, so it’s not like I have inside knowledge on what happens there regarding this topic, but I know for a fact that Leftist Hollywood is anti-something. They are unabashedly anti-Trump.
Beyond that, they tend to be anti-God as well. Pratt may never have had someone try to shame him over his faith in the past, but we know very well that Hollywood, both in their movies and in their celebrities’ actions, are anti-God.
No, they may not necessarily come out every single day and shout that they hate God, but their actions show these types of feelings.
In their movies, time and time again, they try to shove Leftist messages down people’s throats. Messages such as “there is nothing wrong with being gay” (homosexuality is a sin. Sin is wrong.) or “it’s okay if you have an abortion, it’s just a blob of cells” or “all cops are racists”, etc.
That’s not necessarily every single movie, but we often see these messages in the big screen.
And that’s just mentioning the actual films. This is without mentioning the undoubtedly millions of dollars these Hollywood celebrities donate to organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Black Lives Matter, #MeToo, and others that are all inherently evil.
I’ve already explained why the #MeToo movement is evil in a previous article, so no need to repeat myself here. It’s fairly obvious why Planned Parenthood is evil and have written a multitude of articles detailing how and why they are evil. And with BLM, the reason it’s evil is because its leaders try to make every case where a cop shoots a black person strictly about race. Yeah, there are occasions when the officer definitely was out of line in killing someone who was not a threat. Such cases exist, but for the most part, cops shoot to kill someone who is an obvious threat to their lives or the lives of others.
So while Chris Pratt may have never been subject of persecution regarding his faith (at least in person. Social media might be a different story), it’s not entirely accurate to say that Hollywood people aren’t anti-anything. Everyone has an opinion, and they have the right to said opinion.
Hollywood Leftists have the right to promote filth, to support evil organizations, etc. But to say they are not anti-anything is not entirely accurate. These actions show me the kind of people they are: people who do not have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, who do not follow His commandments, who do not obey the Lord and go out of their way to defy Him. The actions that I have listed above are proof of this.
Again, they might not come right out and say they hate God, but their actions speak louder than anything they could say.
In any case, I want to focus more on the fact that, regardless of what Pratt thinks is the way Hollywood acts (again, I can’t claim to have more knowledge than him), he himself will not be deterred in his faith in Christ.
That’s what I believe is the most important thing to take away from this and the most important thing to keep in mind. It’s great that Pratt is so open about his faith in Christ and wants to share it with the world. It’s great that he thanks God as often as possible and seemingly, that he prays whenever he can. Beyond all other opinions we may have on this world: whether or not Trump is a good President, whether or not socialism works (it doesn’t and that’s a fact), whether or not we are being finessed by other countries regarding trade deals, what is important is having faith in the Lord.
That’s why I don’t mind that Pratt is not political. That he doesn’t necessarily show favoritism towards one candidate or another. Aside from the fact that he’d effectively be committing career suicide if he were to say he’s a conservative (though I imagine people gather that, knowing he’s a Christian), he knows that it’s more important to focus on matters of Heaven than of Earth. That the Lord comes first and everything else comes last.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
About a week ago, I wrote an article talking about how it’s ridiculous for Leftists to claim they are siding with God or that they are doing God’s work whenever they support or do the work of the devil. Though I did not put it quite that way, that’s basically the message of the article. Well, I guess we can consider this article a sort of sequel to that one.
Recently, Chelsea Clinton had an interview on SiriusXM with a panel of fellow feminazis. One of the hosts, Jess McIntosh, asked the former First Daughter: “How do you keep going in the hopes that your daughter doesn’t have to have this fight?” Referring to the fight to allow women to kill their unborn.
Chelsea replied: “Every day, I make the moral choice to be optimistic that my efforts and my energies, particularly when I’m fortunate enough to be in a partnership with fellow travelers, hopefully will make a difference.”
“And when I think about all of the statistics – that are painful – of what women are confronting today in our country, and what even more women confronted pre-Roe and how many women died and how many more women were maimed because of unsafe abortion practices, we just can’t go back to that.”
I will just say that I’m not surprised that Chelsea Clinton continues to use long-since debunked rhetoric and “statistics” to further her cause. As I mentioned in my article titled: “Feinstein Tried To Corner Kavanaugh On Roe Question And Failed”, according to a 1972 CDC report, the maternal death rate from abortions was only 39 in the United States. This means that, in the year before Roe v. Wade happened, only 39 women died due to having an abortion.
Going further, even two pro-choice people, Dr. Mary Calderone (former PP medical director) and Dr. Bernard Nathanson (former abortionist and co-founder of NARAL) admitted that the numbers they were using were fictitious.
Dr. Mary Calderone wrote in 1960: “About 90% of all illegal abortions are being done by physicians… whatever trouble arises usually arises from self-induced abortions which comprise approximately 8%...”
Dr. Bernard Nathanson admitted his organization (NARAL)’s numbers of between 5 and 10 thousand women dying every year from back-alley abortions “were totally false… but in the ‘morality’ of our revolution, it was a useful figure, widely accepted…”
So right off the bat, we can call out Chelsea on her b.s., knowing full-well that not too many women died due to abortions before 1973. It also reinforces that article’s point that it seems that abortion is to blame for women’s deaths or complications, not the legality of them.
Of course, that’s now where we’re ending this. I’ve yet to get to the most egregious part of the interview. Chelsea continued talking (and she seemingly gets her speaking skills from her mother), saying: “[outlawing abortion is] unconscionable to me, and also, I’m sure that this will unleash another wave of hate in my direction, but as a deeply religious person, it’s also unchristian to me.”
I have quite a few things to say about this, only a handful of which I allow myself to write in an article so as to not be vulgar.
First of all, I’m surprised she didn’t use this psychic power of precognition to let her mother know that she would lose the 2016 presidential election.
Second of all, what’s truly unchristian is supporting the cause of allowing women to end the life of their own children under the guise of “women’s healthcare”. Not only is this willful support of an evil practice that is literally meant to end a life, but it’s also deception in fooling people into supporting this. As egregious and disgusting as the Left is, they are conscious enough to recognize that only a handful of really messed up people would ever openly support the idea of killing children.
The Left always tried to dehumanize an unborn child, saying that “it’s not a kid, it’s a fetus.” Well, using all-knowing Google to do some basic research, fetus literally means: “an unborn offspring of a mammal, in particular an unborn human baby more than eight weeks after conception.” Would you like to know the synonyms? They are: embryo (though technically that’s the gestation period that comes before being a fetus and after being a zygote) and UNBORN BABY/CHILD!
Fetus literally means child. So not a single heartless or ignorant Leftist can possibly tell me a fetus is not human or not a child. Even the Leftist overlords at Google disagree with such a point.
Not that it matters too much to the Left. Not many people would sign on to the idea of killing a child in the womb, so they have to disguise it to make it not look so horrible, so they say it’s “women’s healthcare”, even though healthcare is meant to do the opposite of killing someone. They say it’s “women’s liberation”, going by the insinuation that having a child is somehow comparable to being a slave.
There is nothing Christian about the killing of the innocent. For Chelsea to call herself “deeply religious”, it must mean something entirely different from what she thinks. No religion in the world, as far as I know, supports abortion. Even Islam does not support it and even forbids it unless the pregnancy puts the mother’s life in danger.
Which reminds me, how does pregnancy put someone’s life in danger? I could maybe understand if it made complications for someone who is extremely skinny or overall unhealthy, but most women, when they have children, tend to be relatively healthy. I don’t think I’ve seen any cases in which a woman HAD to terminate a pregnancy due to her life being at risk. I’ve only seen cases of women WILLINGLY ENDING THE PREGANCY BECAUSE IT’S INCONVENIENT!
Regardless, I’ll return to the main point. Willingly killing a child inside the womb is not something religious people tend to support. So either Chelsea belongs to a secret religious group that supports abortion (the Left religiously supports the idea that people affect the climate, so I guess that’s not too far-fetched) or she’s lying about being religious. She’s certainly lying about outlawing abortion being unchristian.
Now, the interview did not end there. Since Chelsea mentioned that she would get some flak over these comments, the interview went into attack mode, attacking the pro-life crowd.
First, Chelsea tried to make herself the victim by saying she has been “compared to slave owners and Nazis” over her positions on abortion. Well, considering Planned Parenthood is basically the legacy of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute, a Nazi scientific institution focusing on anthropology, human heredity and eugenics, and that the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute was basically Nazi Germany’s version of Planned Parenthood, only with the pretense that they were making the human race “better”, I’d say the comparisons are fairly accurate.
One of the panelists also directly attacked pro-life people, calling us “anti-choice” instead of pro-life, and calling us “ugly” and that “we love guns”. I guess that last part is true, though I don’t know what that has to do with this current conversation.
But the reality of the situation is that we’re FOR THE PRESERVATION OF LIFE! And the reality is that the only people that are ugly here are the Left. I don’t usually attack someone based on their looks, and I won’t here now. What I’m talking about when in say they’re ugly is what’s in their hearts: evil.
What is truly ugly is trying to convince women that it’s okay to kill their unborn because “they are not alive yet” and that doing so is a kick to the “patriarchy” or some such nonsense. Abortion is nothing short of death. Abortionists are glorified killers. And those who support this effectively support the death of human life.
No matter what way anyone says, that it’s “humane” or some other bullcrap, nothing will ever convince me that abortion is right in any case.
Oh, and if it’s “humane”, wouldn’t that imply that whatever is in the womb is ALIVE?! Because you don’t humanely kill what is technically not alive. We humanely kill animals when they become too old or when they get run over on the streets and are still alive. To say that abortion is humane is 1) erroneous, considering the methods of abortion and that PP has sold the parts of fetuses and likely still do and 2) would be conceding the point that a fetus is alive. You don’t do anything humane to something that isn’t alive.
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies at the gate.”
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In the midst of the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, the great economic news in regards to unemployment claims and rates going down, and Cory Booker tooting his own horn about supposedly being like “Spartacus” when he is not even close to that, there have been news and developments coming from Brazil.
About what? Well, last week, far-right Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who has been dubbed “Brazil’s Donald Trump”, was stabbed with a knife while he was being carried around by a crowd during one of his rallies (video below, if you can withstand the shock of seeing someone being stabbed (no blood, though)).
Bolsonaro was rushed to the hospital and underwent life-saving surgery and is currently in stable condition. The suspect (whose name I won’t share so as to not give him credit or fame over this) was arrested by police, who said he “appeared to be mentally disturbed and had claimed he was ‘on a mission from God’,” according to the UK Daily Mail.
And that’s really where we get to the meat of this article.
The suspect was “a member of the left-leaning PSOL party from 2007 to 2014. On his Facebook page, the attacker recently posted messages criticizing Bolsonaro and supporting the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela.”
According to the suspect’s lawyer, “[The suspect] told me there were religious and political motivations and that he hated the prejudice that Bolsonaro openly spoke about and held against different races, religion and women.”
It’s clear that the suspect is mentally disturbed as well as very much a socialist, if he’s praising the President of a country that is out of food, water and medicine, with things likely to get even worse as time goes on.
And yet, the suspect described himself as being “on a mission from God”?
Neither his actions nor his beliefs suggest that he is someone who is Christian or believes in a benevolent Ruler of the Universe.
But this is not the first time we’ve heard a Leftist claiming to be doing God’s work or being on a mission from God. It’s not often, but we occasionally hear Leftists such as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer saying that they are doing God’s work in opposing Trump.
It’s utterly asinine for a number of reasons.
First, and perhaps most importantly, what kind of narcissistic and egotistical jerks are these people to believe God needs THEM to do anything for HIM?! If God wanted Trump gone from office, He would make it so. If God did not want Trump as POTUS, He never would have allowed him to win in the first place.
Second, the Left’s actions are very openly ANTI-GOD and ANTI-CHRIST! Let’s look over some of the things the Left supports/believes in:
Beyond that, the Left constantly mocks anyone who believes in Christ, with then-candidate Barack Obama having attacked middle-American citizens as people who “get bitter… cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
So they attack and mock those who have faith in Christ and then do a 180 and claim they are siding with God in opposing Trump or Republicans? Give me a break.
These people are the very incarnation of the Exodus 20:7 verse: “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.”
Frankly, if God were a Trump supporter, they’d call Him a Nazi too. So for anyone to do literally the opposite of what God would want them to do, i.e. supporting abortion laws and organizations that literally profit off of death, supporting the destruction of the sanctity of marriage, supporting the destruction of the nuclear family, supporting the destruction of established scientific principles surrounding one’s gender and supporting a death cult that calls itself a religion is fundamentally stupid and wrong.
They don’t love God. Not even close. They LOATHE Him. They actively try to REPLACE Him through government.
Throughout all of history, Man has been looking to be like God, or even BE God. From Adam and Eve to Barack Obama and the entirety of the Left, to everyone in between including Nebuchadnezzar, Stalin, Pharaoh, Marx, Soros, etc. Man has always sought to be like God. In this search to be like Him, they all grew to hate Him and be envious of Him.
He has the sort of power these mere mortals would KILL to get, with some of these people actually having killed someone for power. He controls the universe and everything that happens within it. It’s the sort of power no one could even imagine, everyone would love to have, but no one can attain.
Let me make it perfectly clear: the Left HATES God. They hate Him, everything He represents and those who put their faith in Him instead of them. So whenever the Left claims they are doing God’s work or are in a mission from God, regardless of what the action is, I just have to call b.s. on that.
He would not call for anyone to support the death of the unborn. He would not call for anyone to stab a political candidate, good or bad. Those who do evil in the name of the Lord are detestable to Him.
How do I know this? IT’S IN THE BIBLE!
“They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny Him. They are detestable, disobedient and unfit for doing anything good.”
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Author: Freddie Marinelli.
Recently, a young American couple (pictured above) decided to quit their jobs and bike across the world. The reason for this is, aside from Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan, the couple, believing their jobs were taking precious time away from their best years of their life, fundamentally believed that Man was naturally and inherently good. Unfortunately, the couple, along with a several other cyclists, were killed by ISIS-related terrorists in Tajikistan, close to ISIS territory.
Austin wrote on a blog named Simply Cycling, that: “You watch the news and you read the papers and you’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place. People, their narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil. People are axe murderers and monsters and worse.”
“I don’t buy it,” he says. “Evil is a make-believe concept we’ve invented to deal with the complexities of fellow humans holding values and beliefs and perspectives different than our own – it’s easier to dismiss an opinion as abhorrent than strive to understand it. Badness exists, sure, but even that’s quite rare. By and large, humans are kind. Self-interested sometimes, myopic sometimes, but kind. Generous and wonderful and kind. No greater revelation has come from our journey than this.”
Now, these being the words of a recently deceased person, I will hold off on any kind of judgment. Instead, I will simply point out the dangers of living with the belief that Man is naturally good.
Austin here mentioned the “axe murderers” and such. Presumably, he was referring to the countless times radical Islamic terrorists have wielded axes to kill and/or maim their victims. Here’s the thing: you cannot describe such an action as anything other than evil. Maybe insane, sure, but most certainly full of evil.
But even if you simply choose to call it insane, you still have to understand that, at that point, you see humanity’s evil nature.
We often call these radical Islamic terrorists as barbarians, savages, and such. That is because they live with old-world mentalities that believe murder is not only justifiable, but right in many occasions. That barbarism, that savagery, is Man’s own nature.
Now, I’m not saying we are all savages, but even the Left’s own theory of evolution proclaims that we were all savages at one point. Under such logic, it only makes sense to understand that we are evil by nature, even according to the Left’s ridiculous theories of our existence.
If you want to see the perfect example of Man’s evil nature, look no further than a baby. No, I’m not calling babies evil. I’m saying they illustrate Man in its most basic form.
A baby is selfish. They require a lot of attention and if it does not get the attention it desires, it gets cranky and cries. A baby does not care if its mother is tired or hasn’t slept well at all. A baby’s needs come first.
Now, do we blame the baby for acting this way? Of course not. Why? Because it’s in its NATURE to act this way.
It’s by nature that we are so self-centered. We tend to LEARN to be more considerate towards others over time, if we have good parents. Why else do you think people come up with “sharing is caring” to tell to their children? Because otherwise, the child will tend to be selfish. It’s in our nature to be that way, and we need to learn to be more caring towards other people.
Thus, it’s in our nature to be evil and we need to learn to be good.
When Austin says that “evil is a make-believe concept…”, he could not be more wrong. Again, I’m trying to withhold judgment out of respect of his passing, but this needs to be pointed out.
Evil is not a make-believe concept. It’s a real concept that has existed since before Lucifer fell from Heaven.
If you’re going to say that evil does not exist, then how else can we explain the Holocaust, or the horrors of Communism/Socialism racking up kills like it’s a video game? No one can honestly say that the Holocaust was not an evil act unless they are evil themselves. No one can say the systemic death of hundreds of millions of people is not an evil act unless they are evil themselves.
To ignore the evil of those two acts, and to ignore evil in general, is to ignore reality. Now, I’m not saying evil is the only reason evil things happen. Hitler did not cause the Holocaust simply because he was evil. He thought he was doing something good. He had his own reason for doing it. It was an evil reason, most certainly, but he tried to put reasoning behind it.
Planned Parenthood is responsible for over 60 million deaths in America. But they reason their way out of being labeled as evil by proclaiming to be doing something good and noble.
People don't tend to commit an evil act out of sheer evil. The very terrorists that killed the cyclists did not kill them out of simply being evil. Their reasoning behind it was to kill infidels, those who did not believe in Allah.
However, no matter how one tries to explain or reason an evil act, that doesn’t take away from the evil factor of the act.
Now, I’m not saying that there are no good people in this world. Obviously, there are good people in this world, otherwise this world would be far worse than it actually is. I believe myself to be a fairly good person. I believe Trump is a good person. I believe Reagan was a good person. I believe the Founding Fathers were good people.
With that said, that does not mean that we are not naturally evil anyway. Take away any one of their consciences, and you’ll see humanity’s evil nature.
Because a conscience is really what separates good and evil. A conscience given to us by God, who knew very well who would be good and who would be evil in this world, as He is the one who ordained it that way. God is not the author of evil - we are. He knows and allows us to be this way for His purpose. But it's our evil heart that's inclined to do evil by nature.
The Bible time and time again speaks about the evil nature of Man. Because here’s the thing: if we were naturally good, we would not require Jesus’s sacrifice at the cross. If Man were not born in sin, Christ would never have had to die for our sins. If we were naturally good, the world would be almost devoid of all evil, because at that point, one would have to TRY to be evil.
Matthew 15:19 says: “For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.” Jeremiah 17:9 says: “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” Mark 7:21-23 says: “For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”
Evil comes from Man’s own heart. Evil comes from Man’s own natural instinct. If evil were a fake concept, and if Man was naturally good, that would render much, if not all, of the Bible utterly useless.
This is the way a Leftist thinks. That the Bible is garbage, erroneous and false and that Man is naturally good. All these things are false and incorrect.
Man is not naturally good. Again, if we were, the world would be a far better place. Man is naturally evil because we are apart from God’s own Spirit. The only being in existence who is naturally good is the Lord. In Him, there is no sin. In us, we are thoroughly born in sin.
It is for this reason that we need Him and it is for this reason that He sacrificed His only Son so that we may have salvation. We need Him precisely BECAUSE we are naturally evil.
Now, returning to the American couple, as well as the other cyclists killed by the terrorists, I offer my sincere condolences. But it should be a strong reminder that evil is a very real thing. A very dangerous thing. And that Man is an expert in evil things.
1 Corinthians 2:14
“The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
There are plenty of people out there who, upon waking up in the morning, will watch the morning news alongside eating breakfast and drinking their coffee. When the morning news isn’t discussing politics or the weather, they will often times talk about a new scientific study about how product x will kill you one day and product y will kill you the next.
One moment, doctors and scientists will say that orange juice is bad and the next, they will say it’s good. They seemingly can’t make up their minds.
Similarly, a new research study from England finds that sleeping for more than 8 hours a night can increase your chances of cardiovascular disease and suffering a stroke. That sleeping for 10 hours a night (which I would agree might be a tad too much anyway) has been linked to a 30% higher risk of dying compared to someone who only sleeps 7 hours a night, a 49% increase in risk of dying from cardiovascular disease and a 56% increase in risk of dying from a stroke.
HotAir.com talks about this, saying that the researchers “found that folks who reported sleeping more than eight hours a night had a greater cardiovascular and mortality risk than those who leaped out of bed after only seven hours of shuteye. Of course, it’s not that they died more often, but they died sooner than shorter sleepers.”
Here’s the thing about medicinal science (and science altogether): even doctors are subject to God’s will.
I often watch the show “Frasier” on Hulu. In one episode, Frasier is upset over the fact that a fellow doctor of his age had died of a sudden heart attack and he tries to figure out what may have caused it. He discovers that the doctor actually lived a far healthier lifestyle than he did, exercising, eating right, etc. And yet, that doctor had died instead of Frasier, who did not, supposedly, exercise as regularly and eat as healthily.
At one point, he figures that, often times, people who exercise, eat right and do everything the right way die young, while someone who does not exercise, diet, and smokes like a chimney can live to their 80s or 90s.
The point I’m getting at is that, regardless of what we do in our lives, it is entirely up to the Lord what the result is.
I won’t directly challenge the researchers who came up with those statistics, as I do not have statistics of my own. However, what I do have is logic, common sense, and a relatively fair understanding of the world and the Lord who created it.
Everything in this world, including science, is entirely subject to what the Lord dictates will happen.
Take climate change for example. We all know there is next to nothing scientific about climate change, and it’s entirely based on Leftist rhetoric that people are worse than dirt and we need to elect people who will “save” the environment. But to make it seem legitimate, they have to call it science.
Well, here’s the thing: if the world is warming as they say it is (until it’s winter and they say it’s getting colder because they are coo-coo for Cocoa Puffs), what makes you think it has anything to do with us?
And if it’s getting colder, how is it our fault? There have been ice ages in the past. And there have been times when those ice ages ended. According to the Left, we are killing the Earth with our air conditioning units, our fuel-run cars (but somehow electric cars don’t harm the planet), and our capitalist systems and industries. Even if that’s true, that still doesn’t explain why ice ages began and ended long before cars and industry were invented. Long before capitalism was ever applied anywhere.
We do not have the power, even as an entire species, to affect the climate to such degree. Do we affect the environment? Of course! But what we do doesn’t affect the world to the degree that the Left claims it does. Because he’s the thing: if we really could destroy the Earth to such an extent, we already would have. If our climate is so delicate, it would not be able to stand Man’s evil nature.
But our God created this Earth to last until He decides it should end.
The God that created this Earth and this universe also created us and has dominion over us. If He decides that someone who smokes a pack a day will live to see their 90th birthday, who are we to complain? If He decides to take home someone who does what is right at a relatively early age, He has every right to do it.
Now, am I saying you should sleep for more than 8 hours just to stick it to these researchers? No. If you want to do it, there’s no one to stop you, of course. But I am saying that, at the end of the day, it is God who decides when your time is up. Not these researchers, not your doctor, not your sleep patterns.
We all die eventually. It’s silly to worry ourselves over such things. If the Lord wishes to end things now, He most certainly can. That’s true regardless of how well you diet and exercise.
Again, I’m not trying to put down the work of these researchers. I’m not suggesting you go out and do things that could actually put your health and life at risk. But we should always remember that it really doesn’t matter how much you sleep. God is the ruler of the universe and of you.
Everything that happens is according to His will. Nothing happens without His approval.
“The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.”
Author: Freddie Marinelli.
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