Archive for August, 2019

Save your anger

August 31, 2019

We should save our anger for things which are really worth being angry about.

Wrong kind of validation

August 31, 2019



I regularly meet people who try to make the Bible fit the kind of life they’ve chosen – that is, they interpret the Bible in such a way as to make a rationalization, making it look like the Bible is validating their sinful life.

Moralistic Therapeutic Deism

August 30, 2019



The authors believe that “a significant part of Christianity in the United States is actually only tenuously Christian in any sense that is seriously connected to the actual historical Christian tradition, but has rather substantially morphed into Christianity’s misbegotten stepcousin, Christian Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.”[10]



August 30, 2019

Now, what could have motivated the Father to send His Son into the world to be crucified, and for the Son to willingly agree to the plan?


Amazing and incomprehensible love for sinful, fallen man.

Very glad

August 30, 2019

The Creator’s work is everywhere, we are surrounded by the evidence, within and without, and this either makes people angry or very glad.

Good viewing

August 30, 2019

Whatever we’re doing we just need to be sure it will be good viewing when it’s replayed to everyone on Judgment Day, as it most surely will be.


August 30, 2019

Jump through the hoop and down the rabbit hole

August 30, 2019

In the western world there’s a “hoop” one needs to jump through to be “ok” with the media and government.


It’s this:


Just say gay is good. Abortion is good. Islam is good.


And, clink, almost magically, the doors open to you.

I can’t sing it

August 30, 2019

Modern worship


If I can’t pray it, I won’t sing it.

Faith plus works?

August 30, 2019

Commented on Facebook:


James was simply qualifying what real faith is.


If faith doesn’t have the evidence it is genuine then it’s not.


Faith without works is dead faith, so, is dead faith actually faith? No.


Therefore, living and true faith has good works as a fruit or product.


Not prescribing faith plus works.

It barely exists anymore

August 30, 2019

The greatest disfavor the modern “gospel” has done is to remove the true fear of God.


It barely exists anymore in Christianity.

Dead and dry

August 29, 2019

Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.


Matthew 13:22


There are other things beside the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches which can choke the word and make a Christian unfruitful.


Just saw a young pastor getting bogged down in man-made theological jargon, and the subsequent fruitlessness of such thinking, which only strokes the ego of man, and leaves the church dead and dry.


August 28, 2019

Church of hypnosis

August 28, 2019

Usually I never hear modern worship music, but yesterday I visited a place where it was being played so I listened for a few minutes.


The first word that came to my mind was, hypnotism – an hypnotic effect caused by repeating the same line over and over ad nauseam.


The second word, manipulation – trying to manipulate people’s emotions in a way that they think they are experiencing God.


All religions do this in some form or other.


But God doesn’t do it.

Turning the situation around

August 28, 2019

As a learning exercise, think of times, when, had you answered someone graciously, it could have turned the whole situation around.

It already has authority

August 28, 2019

Whoever speaks God’s word  does not give it authority, it already has authority.


If Christians understood this they would rethink their whole idea of “church”.

What is truth?

August 27, 2019

When Jesus said He is “the truth”, one thing it means is that only in knowing Him can man know the true value and worth of things.


August 27, 2019

Christian, let’s say this:


Who am I, LORD, except a recipient of your mercy?

Liberal perspective

August 27, 2019

From the Liberal perspective, a sound, authentic Christian is a hater, bigot and evil fundamentalist.

Up to date

August 27, 2019

If we tune in to the media it’s not to learn the truth but to keep up to date with the propaganda.