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Scoffers and mockers of the Bible must be told the Bible warned of them

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We live in an age during which people have become too clever for their own good. One of the results of the delusion of understanding is many have chosen to ignore the Bible outright based on their perceptions of “science” and the hypocrisy that grows in churches today. There are other reasons many people are either drifting away from the faith or choosing to ignore it before exploring it at all, but these two reasons are, in my opinion, the most prevalent causes.

Science as an excuse to ignore the Bible is a sad yet funny thing to me. As many have documented over recent years, it seems the more we learn from a scientific perspective, the more the Biblical worldview gains credence. Most scientists would never admit to it, but their decision to interpret observations through a secular worldview without considering the supernatural implications of these observations is likely part of the delusion that’s engulfed the scientific, political, and media worlds.

In other words, they see the evidence that the Bible is correct but they choose to paint it in a different light. For example, the rise of the multiverse theory is laughable when we consider it’s a replacement for Biblical creation. To believe in the multiverse theory requires an extreme level of faith that goes well beyond Biblical faith because there is no evidence to support it. Parts of the Bible have been corroborated by external documents, confirmed through archaeological discoveries, and fit perfectly with the known observations of the universe itself. By contrast, multiverse theory has nothing to back it up. It must be assumed with zero evidence other than its necessity to maintain the worldview through which it was created.

Most of us have heard the phrase, “begging the question,” but few realize it’s application in most cases is wrong. Most assume it means bringing forth the need for a question to be asked, but that’s simply not the case. According to Wikipedia, “begging the question” is an informal fallacy that occurs when an argument’s premises assume the truth of the conclusion, instead of supporting it. It is a type of circular reasoning: an argument that requires that the desired conclusion be true. That’s multiverse theory in a nutshell. It’s the perfect example of begging the question.

A better way to understand multiverse theory is that it adds infinity to the creation equation. Science has determined the extreme fine-tuned nature of our existence is impossible without one of two things: a Creator or infinite universes to change the understood math. When something is impossible, as our existence clearly is even in the minds of secular scientists, then an infinite element must be inserted into the calculus to explain why we’re here in the first place.

If you preclude the existence of a Creator in your worldview and you acknowledge the chances of our very existence are infinitesimal without one, then the only recourse is to revert to the absurd.

But it’s the second reason for the falling away from the faith that should truly concern us. Scientific discoveries continue to lean us towards a Biblical worldview, but the evils perpetrated in the name of Christ are getting worse. We hear of offenses by church leaders every day. We see Christians on social media saying vile things while their profile descriptions make them seem like true believers. We see Christians embracing political leaders with anti-Biblical worldviews.

All men are flawed. All men sin. But not all men sin equally. Many aren’t even trying to do as they should, and yet they’re being embraced by Christians as flawed vessels of good.

Between these two reasons to ignore the Bible, we’re seeing older generations fall from the faith and younger generations ignoring the faith. This is why it’s so important to remind them that they were foretold in the Bible.

Jude 17-18 reads:

17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;

18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.

2 Peter 3-4 reads:

3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts,

4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

Jesus told his apostles there would be a falling away from the faith in the last days. One can argue we’re seeing that unfold before our eyes. Just a few years ago, it was uncommon to see such outward displays of an anti-Biblical worldview as we’re seeing every day. We see it in our day-to-day interactions with the people around us. We see it on social media as scoffers have been emboldened by a society that frowns on Biblical teachings while embracing the secular worldview. Faith has been driven from the public square and continues to become less acceptable, especially when we’re trying to share the Gospel with others.

We may not be able to reverse this trend, but we may be able to enlighten people by telling them they were foretold. To many, the thought of being predictable is an insult. Perhaps by utilizing these two sets of verses, we can alert some who may still be open to the faith that that the Bible knew scoffers and mockers would rise in prominence in the last days. This may make them realize the growing consensus isn’t a sign of enlightenment but rather a sign of the evil of the world subverting the good of the Bible itself.

Whether they know it or not, most people follow the trends and are unwitting participants in groupthink. Perhaps by reminding them they’re part of a group that the Bible clearly warned about, they may be willing to explore the Bible more closely.


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  1. Public Citizen

    January 28, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    “I am the Alpha and the Omega”
    Therefore, even the multi-universe theory is included and encompassed by GOD

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Jussie Smollett reveals the left’s greatest weakness

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Jussie Smollett reveals the lefts greatest weakness

Conservatives may have a hard time isolating one thing that can be considered the greatest weakness of the left. Some would say they suffer from intellectual weakness, but we’ve seen too many truly intelligent leftists over the years. Others would say it’s their surface-level morality. This may be true, as most leftists base their morals on a surface level examination rather than digging deeper into issues. This is why many of them think the welfare state must grow instead of shrink.

To me, their biggest weakness is that they’re so gullible. They fall for every perceived injustice regardless of how insane the accusation. If MAGA-folks can be blamed for something, the left tends to believe it. After all, it’s easier for them to believe in the evil of the right than to believe card-carrying progressives like Nathan Phillips, Brenda Snipes, or Jussie Smollett are hiding the truth.

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After last month’s report that Empire actor Jussie Smollett was assaulted by two white men who beat him, splashed bleach on him, tied a noose around his neck, and told him “this is MAGA country,” the rebukes from the left against the “MAGA bigots” was swift and harsh. While many on the right were skeptical that two men in masks were out late at night in -20 degree temperatures seeking out a black, gay celebrity to attack, there seemed to be zero skepticism from some of the left’s most outspoken folks.

As fate would have it, this appears to be a hoax crime designed to draw sympathy for the actor:

Jussie Smollett Reportedly Paid Brothers to Stage ‘Attack’

https://www.tmz.com/2019/02/16/jussie-smollett-attack-brothers-rope-suspect-staged/Jussie Smollett has turned from a presumed victim to suspect in the criminal investigation into the alleged racist, homophobic attack, and sources say there is mounting evidence the 2 brothers who were arrested and subsequently released were acting at Jussie’s behest and reportedly paid.

Our sources say the brothers — both of whom worked on the “Empire” set — “completely cooperated” with Chicago cops during their interrogation over the last few days.

One law enforcement source tells TMZ at least one of the brothers turned over his phone and there is a call between him and Jussie in the vicinity of the “attack,” but before it happened.

The left’s desire to believe anything that paints Trump supporters in a negative light blinds them to obvious falsehoods. Jussie Smollett’s story was difficult for rational people to believe, but hatred for MAGA makes otherwise rational people unhinged and gullible.

 


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Why we need to believe Ephesians 6:12 today, perhaps more than ever before

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Ephesians 6:12

The idea of doing a podcast has been weighing on me lately. It’s not really even a long-term itch; after it reached my mind just a few days ago, that turned into a very stout and concentrated calling that hit my heart like a ton of bricks. It went from not being a consideration to being something I absolutely had to do in less than a week.

The first episode is done and we’re ready for people to hear it and give feedback.

This podcast’s primary topic is going to be Ephesians 6:12. If you’re not familiar with the verse, you may wonder how we intend to do an enire sustained series of podcasts surrounding a single verse. Upon reading it, you should realize that what it suggests and the topics it encompasses could easily be turned into a daily show if necessary.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

At some point, we will be moving this and other episodes we do to a true podcast hosting site. We’ll also distribute it to multiple places for download and direct listening, but to get things rolling we’ll be using YouTube and Facebook to publish the podcasts.

This one is general in its focus. Future episodes will be more specific. We want to get feedback as soon and often as possible.

When we realize we’re not fighting against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers, our perspectives on how to wage this battle become more clear. Hopefully, this show will be a blessing to you as much as it has been to us.

 


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Shouldn’t the Left be held accountable for the racism of gun control?

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Liberty control has its roots in racism. Why isn’t advocating for it considered to be racist?

We find ourselves at a very interesting conflux of issues these days. On the one hand, Democrats in Virginia are fighting off charges of racism while the rest of the nation’s Socialist-Left is openly talking about subjects such as ‘white privilege’ and judging people based on skin color instead of the content of their character as in the Covington Catholic high school case.

Contrast this with their incessant efforts in tearing down basic human rights, in particular the right of self-defense. Meanwhile, we have the 1-year mark of the Parkland mass murder, the fuse that set off the Left’s crusade against Liberty. The Left’s efforts in controlling the right of self-defense have their roots in racism, not to mention that their crusade against this basic human Liberty adversely impact the minority community, so shouldn’t they be condemned for their racism in this regard?

Shouldn’t the Left have to answer for this?

The issue of Liberty [gun] control is one of the Left empowering themselves at the expense of the innocent. What began as a way of depriving certain people of their civil rights has continued on with expansion to those opposed to the Left’s socialist national agenda while still fostering policies that keep minorities vulnerable.

It’s one of those pieces of history the Liberty grabber left would like to keep hidden away like pictures in a yearbook. In what hearkens back to the infamous Dred Scott decision with the right to keep and carry arms a factor, from the text of the decision:

It would give to persons of the negro race, who were recognized as citizens in any one State of the Union, the right to enter every other State whenever they pleased, singly or in companies, without pass or passport, and without obstruction, to sojourn there as long as they pleased, to go where they pleased at every hour of the day or night without molestation, unless they committed some violation of law for which a white man would be punished; and it would give them the full liberty of speech in public and in private upon all subjects upon which its own citizens might speak; to hold public meetings upon political affairs, and to keep and carry arms wherever they went. And all of this would be done in the face of the subject race of the same color, both free and slaves, and inevitably producing discontent and insubordination among them, and endangering the peace and safety of the State.

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We and others have touched on this subject before with the point that that the original purpose of many Liberty control laws was to render certain minorities helpless in the face of KKK terror. This is exemplified in a recent article by David Kopel on The Racist Influence on Gun Control Laws:

How do you stop a lynch mob? With a Winchester repeating rifle. That was the advice of Ida B. Wells, the great journalist who led the fight against lynching. To frustrate her work, a new form of gun control was introduced.

On June 25, 1892, Wells penned an iconic article for the New York Age, which was reprinted as a nationally circulated pamphlet, “Southern Horrors.” After noting cases in which lynch mobs had been defeated by armed blacks, Wells continued: “The lesson this teaches and which every Afro-American should ponder well is that a Winchester rifle should have a place of honor in every black home, and it should be used for the protection which the law refuses to give.

While the laws are no longer overly racist, the incremental assaults on our Liberty adversely impact minorities as pointed out in article on The Racist Roots of Gun Control:

Any kind of licensing scheme on gun ownership represents a costly barrier to entry. Minorities of humble means are effectively priced out of their right to self-defense. Researcher John Lott explained last year in an article for The Hill how expensive licenses and fees for carrying weapons burden minorities and other vulnerable groups.

No matter how much progressives claim to defend minorities, supporting gun control does them a massive disservice. The fear and danger many inner-city dwellers in places like Baltimore and Chicago must contend with on a daily basis is only aggravated by the cities’ gun control policies.

Even the new rage of Gun Confiscation SWATing adversely impacts the most vulnerable. Since they may not have the resources to get back their property and their good name after it has been taken from them without due process. With these so-called ‘Red flag’ laws reported as reported on the site Bearing arms on The spike in gun confiscations thanks to so-called ‘Red Flag Laws’:

Right now, everyone seems to be crowing over the number of seizures, but how many actual tragedies have been avoided? More importantly, how many “false positives” have we seen. By that, I mean how many innocent, law-abiding people with no intention of harming another found themselves disarmed by force of law despite having done nothing wrong because someone else said they did?

While these seizures can be fought, not everyone can afford to do so, making them especially burdensome for the poor who often live in high-crime areas and often rely on their firearms for personal protection.

The Takeaway.

While Leftists have a distinct predilection in projecting their faults on others, the charge of racism is particularly galling. Since as Bill Whittle pointed out they have no real effect except on those who aren’t truly racist.

It is equally galling that Leftists incessantly push for gun confiscation and it’s precursor steps, a socialist agenda item that is steeped in racism. Meanwhile, they take on the air of being the champions of the downtrodden, the people most adversely affected by their quest for power in disarming the people.

 


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