And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17 - May We One Day Bow Down In The DUST At HIS FEET ...... {click on blog TITLE at top to refresh page}

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Reformation Day - 497th Anniversary

497 years ago (1517) Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Church door sparking the Reformation.

And they that understand among the people
shall instruct many:
yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
Daniel 11:33

"Since your majesty and your lordships desire a simple reply,
I will answer without horns or teeth.
Unless I am convinced by Scripture and by plain reason
(I do not believe in the authority of either popes or councils by themselves, for it is plain that they have often erred and contradicted each other) in those Scriptures that I have presented,
for my conscience is captive to the Word of God,
I cannot and I will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. 
 Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me. Amen."
Luther, Reply to the Diet of Worms, April 18, 1521
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"Every one of us is, even from his mother's womb, a master craftsman of idols." John Calvin
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The Christian life, then, is a battle, so sharp and full of danger that effort can nowhere be relaxed without loss…”  Zwingli
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"The doctrine preached by Zwingli was not received from Luther. It was the doctrine of Christ. ...said the Swiss Reformer,...... Never has one single word been written by me to Luther, nor by Luther to me. And why? . . . That it might be shown how much the Spirit of God is in unison with itself, since both of us, without any collusion, teach the doctrine of Christ with such uniformity." The Great Controversy p.174 E.G.W.

Ref·or·ma·tion & Re·viv·al

On this Reformation Day--what does "Reformation" actually mean?

ref·or·ma·tion

: the act or process of improving something or someone by removing or correcting faults, problems, etc.

 

re·viv·al

: the growth of something or an increase in the activity of something after a long period of no growth or activity


Wilt thou not revive us again:
that thy people may rejoice in thee?
Psalm 85:6

All Hallow's Eve (Hallowmas) & Pope's of "Halloween"


This was a very succinctly written piece we found online---
"Halloween is a combination of two worlds on several levels.
It is a mix of pagan and Christian;
the living and the dead;
ancient and modern civilizations;
folklore and history.

The origin of Halloween dates back to ancient times to the Celtic festival of Samhain. This pagan celebration marked the end of the harvest season on the last day of October. It was the end of the “bright half” of the year, known as Beltrane, and the beginning of the “dark half,” Samhain.


The ancient Celts believed that Oct. 31, at sunset, the world of the living overlapped with the “Otherworld,” or the world of the dead. People gathered outside to light bonfires to honor the good spirits and keep the evil ones from causing any harm. As the bonfires attracted insects, the insects attracted bats. Part of the celebration included wearing costumes to trick or hide from spirits...

The Romans conquered much of the Celtic territories by 43 A.D. and ruled for approximately the next 400 years. As Christianity spread, missionaries used the pagan symbols already in place by consecrating, or dedicating, them for Christian use. The Catholic Church scheduled holy days to coincide with the pagan festivals. Since Samhain emphasized the supernatural, missionaries deemed it as being evil. Even though the pagan practices diminished, those who continued to follow the old ways were considered to be witches and went into hiding.


The Catholic Church designated November 1 as All Saints’ Day, again purposely choosing the day after Samhain to get people’s attention. This new festival honoring all the Christian saints was supposed to eventually replace the pagan holiday. The belief in the supernatural was too strong, however, to be dismissed. Curiosity about the dead traveling from one world to another preoccupied the living on a basic level. The church added All Souls’ Day for November 2, two days after Samhain, as a day when Christians would pray for the departed souls.

The most active out of the three days — Samhain, All Saints’ Day (also known as All Hallows) and All Souls’ Day, continued to be the night of Oct. 31. It combined the elements of the pagan beliefs and traditions regarding the world of the dead, communication between the living and the dead and related festivities. It was the festival of Samhain as well as the night before All Saints’ Day. That meant that Oct. 31 was known as All Hallows’ Evening or All Hallows’ Eve. It was shortened to Hallowe’en and later to Halloween.


Trick-or-treating came from the medieval tradition of “souling.” In Ireland and Britain, children of the poor would go door-to-door offering to sing a song or offer a prayer for a departed soul in exchange for food. The treat was a flattened bread that had fruit in it. This was called a soul cake. Variations of this practice were scattered throughout western Europe as far south as Italy. William Shakespeare made reference to the practice of souling in his play Two Gentlemen of Verona in Act II, Scene 1, when the character of Speed says, “to speak puling, like a beggar at Hallowmas.”  Cynthia Collins / LibertyVoice
Samhain (pronounced Sah-ween)
Wait..There's More!....the Pope's of Halloween...

"Before being celebrated on November 1, May 13 was when Pope Boniface IV (608-615) started All
Gregory IV
Hallows’ Day or All Saints’ Day. This was the day that the pope dedicated the Pantheon in Rome in the name of the Virgin Mary. All Saints’ Day was moved to November 1 by Pope Gregory III (731-741) when a chapel in the Vatican Basilica was dedicated to the honor of all saints. Later, Pope Gregory IV (827-844) made the day a Churchwide observance."
LibertyVoice
And when they say to you, "Consult the mediums and the wizards who chirp and mutter," should not a people consult their God? Should they consult the dead on behalf of the living?
Isaiah 8:19 RSV



Health Note - Pumpkin


Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, 3 John1:2

Health benefits of Pumpkin

  • It is one of the very low calorie vegetables. 100 g fruit provides just 26 calories and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; however, it is rich in dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins. The vegetable is one of the food items recommended by dieticians in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs.
  • Pumpkin is a storehouse of many anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-A, vitamin-C and vitamin-E.
  • With 7384 mg per 100 g, it is one of the vegetables in the Cucurbitaceae family featuring highest levels of vitamin-A, providing about 246% of RDA. Vitamin A is a powerful natural anti-oxidant and is required by the body for maintaining the integrity of skin and mucus membranes. It is also an essential vitamin for good visual sight. Research studies suggest that natural foods rich in vitamin A help a body protects against lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • It is also an excellent source of many natural poly-phenolic flavonoid compounds such as α, ß carotenes, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zea-xanthin. Carotenes convert into vitamin A inside the body.
  • Zea-xanthin is a natural anti-oxidant which has UV (ultra-violet) rays filtering actions in the macula lutea in retina of the eyes. Thus, it helps protect from "age-related macular disease" (ARMD) in the elderly.
  • The fruit is a good source of B-complex group of vitamins like folates, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin and pantothenic acid.
  • It is also rich source of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium and phosphorus.
  • Pumpkin seeds indeed are an excellent source of dietary fiber and mono-unsaturated fatty acids, which are good for heart health. In addition, the seeds are concentrated sources of protein, minerals and health-benefiting vitamins. For instance, 100 g of pumpkin seeds provide 559 calories, 30 g of protein, 110% RDA of iron, 4987 mg of niacin (31% RDA), selenium (17% of RDA), zinc (71%) etc., but no cholesterol. Further, the seeds are an excellent source of health promoting amino acid tryptophan. Tryptophan is converted to GABA in the brain.
NutritionAndYou
See previous Post about GABA below:
http://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2014/09/creation-moment-9202014-gaba-of-deep.html

The satanic bible on Halloween

“After one’s own birthday, the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht (May 1st) and Halloween.” The Satanic Bible, by Anton Levey, Page 96, Segment on Religious Holidays


Thus saith the LORD,
Learn not the way of the heathen,
Jeremiah 10:2

IN the NEWS - DEATH: the next wave...

:DEATH:
Whether the SAINTS -OR- the WICKED:
As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked;
Ezekiel 33:11
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
Psalm 116:15
This will be the next wave to sweep America, after abortion legalization, then Gay marriage & Pot legalization in some states---get ready for Euthanasia (doctor assisted "suicide"...although if it's assisted...how is it truly suicide? Or the more PC voter friendly terminology, "Death with Dignity").


We've been aborting the next generation & now will soon start (like in Belgium, Holland & Switzerland) killing off the sick & elderly. Society is in RAPID DECLINE.

To be candid---IF U really want to end your life because of the pain &/or potential for pain...then try taking something yourself....it's between YOU & God.....But please don't drag society along to condone it. But get ready--this will be the next secular leftist cause to sweep America shortly- probably triggered by the sad story below....:
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"Brittany Maynard says she hasn't decided yet when she'll end her life, but it's a decision she's still determined to make.
"I still feel good enough and I still have enough joy and I still laugh and smile with my family and friends enough that it doesn't seem like the right time right now," Maynard says in a video released to CNN on Wednesday. "But it will come, because I feel myself getting sicker. It's happening each week."

Maynard says she has stage IV glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of terminal brain cancer. In April, she says, doctors gave her six months to live.

The 29-year-old Oregon woman's story spread rapidly on social media after she revealed her plans to take medication to end her life. A video explaining her choice has garnered more than 8.8 million views on YouTube. And she's become a prominent spokeswoman for the "death with dignity" movement, which advocates that terminally ill patients be allowed to receive medication that will let them die on their own terms.

When she first started speaking out about her decision, Maynard said she planned to take the medication she'd been prescribed in early November. In her latest video, she says she's still waiting to see how her symptoms progress before deciding on a date.

Compassion & Choices says the latest video, which was recorded on October 13 and 14, is part of a campaign "to expand access to death with dignity in California and other states nationwide."
Maynard was living in California when doctors diagnosed her with brain cancer.
"We had to uproot from California to Oregon, because Oregon is one of only five states where death with dignity is authorized," she said in an opinion column she wrote for CNN earlier this month.

Oregon, Washington and Vermont have "death with dignity" laws that allow terminally ill, mentally competent residents to voluntarily request and receive prescription drugs to hasten their death. Judicial decisions in Montana and New Mexico authorize doctors to prescribe fatal drug doses in such circumstances, although the rulings haven't become state law.
Now, changing that has become part of Maynard's mission.
"My goal, of course, is to influence this policy for positive change. And I would like to see all Americans have access to the same health care rights," she says in her latest video.

"I think there is something of a movement here," Arthur Caplan, professor of bioethics at NYU's Langone Medical Center, told CNN's Don Lemon earlier this month. "When you push Americans to say, 'Do you want choice on this matter?' I think a lot of them are going to say yes."

Maynard has stressed that she isn't suicidal.
"If all my dreams came true, I would somehow survive this," she says in her latest video, "but most likely, I won't." CNN

Observations:
1) So this story of hers IS going to be used for a political push to change American views.
2) She now wants to postpone her self chosen date for death.....she still wants to live. Now stop & think...what does that tell you? Life only matters because it was created & designed to matter. If we were just chemical reactions why would it matter?
3) .....seek God, and perhaps they might reach out and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. Acts 17:27 HSCB

Doug Batchelor Sermon for Halloween

Doug Batchelor Sermon for Halloween
Watch clip below....
www.youtube.com/embed/S_Ii3VwLZVc


Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate,
 saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing;
2 Corinthians 6:17

Creation Moment 10/31/2014 - Calvin on Creation

"Calvin believed that:

  • The earth is ‘young’:
    They will not refrain from guffaws when they are informed that but little more than five thousand years have passed since the creation of the universe.’       
  • God created in six consecutive normal days:
    Here the error of those is manifestly refuted, who maintain that the world was made in a moment. For it is too violent a cavil to contend that Moses distributes the work which God perfected at once into six days, for the mere purpose of conveying instruction. Let us rather conclude that God himself took the space of six days, for the purpose of accommodating his works to the capacity of men.’
    ‘I have said above that six days were employed in the formation of the world; not that God, to whom one moment is as a thousand years, had need of this succession of time, but that he might engage us in the contemplation of his works.’            
  • The day-night cycle was instituted from Day 1 — before the sun was created [commenting on ‘let there be light’ (Genesis 1:3)]:
    Therefore the Lord, by the very order of the creation, bears witness that he holds in his hand the light, which he is able to impart to us without the sun and the moon. Further, it is certain, from the context, that the light was so created as to be interchanged with the darkness … there is, however, no doubt that the order of their succession was alternate …’                
  • The sun, moon and stars were created on Day 4 — after the earth — and took over the role as light dispensers to the earth [commenting on ‘let there be lights …’ (Gen. 1:14)]
    God had before created the light, but he now institutes a new order in nature, that the sun should be the dispenser of diurnal light, and the moon and the stars should shine by night. And he assigns them to this office, to teach us that all creatures are subject to his will, and execute what he enjoins upon them. For Moses relates nothing else than that God ordained certain instruments to diffuse through the earth, by reciprocal changes, that light which had been previously created. The only difference is this, that the light was before dispersed, but now proceeds from lucid bodies; which, in serving this purpose, obey the commands of God.’" CMI
     His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant:Matthew 25:21

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

IN the NEWS - Atheists go Unhinged

Atheists have come unhinged over Nina Pham thanking God & referring to prayer during her time infected with the ebola virus----listen to some of their vitriolic HATE thrown her way----these people are the ATHEIST equivalent of the westboro baptist "church".....u know what i mean?

Ebola survivor Nina Pham believes in 'the power of prayer', to see her through illness, but not the power of medicine that saved her.
— Anderson Bynoe (@anderson_bynoe) October 24, 2014

How about some credit for science, which saved your life? RT @USATODAY:


Welp--guess her imbecilic brain wasn't cured. “@Serf_:



Yes #NinaPham I'm sure it was "prayer" that ridded your body of #Ebola . But, if that's the case, then why didn't you just stay home?
— Deyve Em (@deyvem) October 24, 2014



Nina Pham needs to thank science not prayer. She's spitting in the face of the medical community that worked hard to save her life.


Maybe find a new profession if you're a nurse who thinks prayer cures diseases. @USATODAY


Nina Pham says that prayer is central to her recovery. Evidently the African nations that are stricken are prayer-free zones.

I believe in the power of racism "@JessicaDurando: "I believe in the power of prayer"- said Ebola survivor Nina Pham pic.twitter.com/NNpQw8mvqE"


Yet have thou respect unto the prayer of thy servant, and to his supplication, 
O LORD my God, to hearken unto the cry and to the prayer,
which thy servant prayeth before thee to day:
1 Kings 8:28

Puritan Corner - Vain Delight


“...And although thus short, we shorten many ways,
Living so little while we are alive;
In eating, drinking, sleeping, vain delight
So unawares comes on perpetual night,
And puts all pleasures vain unto eternal flight.”

by Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)
For what is your life?
It is even a vapor,
that appeareth for a little time,
and then vanisheth away.
James 4:14

SDA News - Ben Carson on Houston

SDA Dr. Ben Carson, potential Presidential candidate wrote......


"We as Americans must guard every aspect of our Constitution and recognize when it is being threatened. One of the great dangers in America today is extreme intolerance in the name of tolerance," Ben Carson writes in a new blog.

"For example, in this Houston case, it is presupposed that the pastors in question may have said something that was objectionable to the homosexual community. In order to prove that we are tolerant of the homosexual lifestyle, we as a society allow gays to be intolerant of anyone who disagrees with them in any way."

Carson continues, "Perhaps it is time for Americans to take an honest look at what it means to live peacefully in a diverse society composed of people with many different points of view. This requires true tolerance, which includes being capable of listening to people with views that might differ from yours. Many of us who are Christians have strong beliefs that inform our thinking on many issues, but in no way should those beliefs lead us to demonize or treat others unfairly. The same applies to Muslims, Jews, every other religious group and atheists. When our universities
attempt to shield students from hearing the opinions of those with whom the administration disagrees, they are not only being intolerant, but are teaching the next generation those same destructive ideas that will eventually dissolve the cohesiveness of our society and lead to our downfall." But Carson argues that liberals' silence on the trampling of constitutional rights of pastors is no accident. He recalls the advice of community organizer Saul Alinsky:

"[I]n his book Rules for Radicals, [Alinsky] stated that you should never have a conversation with your adversaries, because that humanizes them, and your job is to demonize them. When your agenda is to fundamentally change a society, it is a much easier task when you stifle conversation and debate."

So there you have it. Free-speech rights deserve protection only when it's liberal or secular speech that needs protecting.

"Our Founders were very concerned about free speech and religious freedom because they came from countries where these basic elements of American life were compromised," Carson concludes in his post. "The First Amendment to the Constitution was carefully crafted to preclude the imposition of laws and ordinances that trample on these rights. The Houston issue goes far beyond free speech and homosexual rights. It warns us of what can happen if we are not vigilant in guarding our hard-fought freedoms. Fortunately, a firestorm of immediate protests appears to have at least temporarily rolled back this egregious assault on all Americans, whether they realize it or not.
"We can never allow civil authorities to censor or control the content of religious sermons, or we will eventually become a completely different country with far fewer rights than we currently enjoy. Freedom is not free, and those who do not zealously guard it will lose it." charisma
Finally,
brethren, pray for us,
that the word of the Lord
may have free course,
2 Thessalonians 3:1

Creation Moment 10/30/2014 - Luther on Creation

"Martin Luther believed in Creation and taught that the world was young. For example, Luther stated,
We know from Moses that the world was not in existence before 6,000 years ago.”
Luther insisted that Moses wrote about Creation in normal, literal language.
He [Moses] calls 'a spade a spade,' i.e., he employs the terms 'day' and 'evening' without Allegory, just as we customarily do we assert that Moses spoke in the literal sense, not allegorically or figuratively, i.e., that the world, with all its creatures, was created within six days, as the words read. If we do not comprehend the reason for this, let us remain pupils and leave the job of teacher to the Holy Spirit.” ChristianAnswers.Net
 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant;
Matthew 25:23

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Doctrine does matter

But speak thou the things
which become sound doctrine:
Titus 2:1
Are you sound in the doctrines of:
The State of the Dead?
The Sanctuary?
The Judgment?
The Sabbath?
The SOP?
The Remnant Church?
The 2nd Advent?
The Biblical teaching on sexual immorality, including homosexuality?
The Biblical account of origins & why it matters?
The History of the 7 Churches of Revelation?
The Law & Grace?
The Issue of women's ordination?
The 3 Angel's Message?
The Latter Rain?
The Doctrine of True Righteousness by Faith?
For the time will come when they
will not endure sound doctrine;
2 Timothy 4:3

Book Review: The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation

(short) Book Review: A book that may be of some interest....
(Review by  Peter Sanlon)

The Unquenchable Flame:
Discovering the Heart of the Reformation
Michael Reeves. The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation.
B&H Publishing, 2010. 191 pages.
* Personal Note-one of the best written books I've read

"This book is the best concise introduction to the Reformation for students and laypeople who are new to the issues. Reeves portrays the spirit of the Reformation with grittiness, verve, and humour.

Six chapters cover the key components of Reformation history: the context (amusingly titled "Going

Medieval on Religion"), Luther, Zwingli and the Radicals, Calvin, England, and the Puritans. A final chapter takes the issues further by considering the strengths and weaknesses of proposals by Mark Noll, who claims that the Reformation disputes are settled.

The book aims to be clear, readable, and accessible, and it makes intriguing theological and historical connections. For example, it compares Erasmian views of doctrine to Luther's approach (pp. 54-55). Reeves later uses Erasmus to make a penetrating observation about the death cries of Servetus, who denied the deity of Jesus and so shouted out in death, "Oh Jesus, son of eternal God, have pity on me." Reeves notes, "Had he been prepared to cry, 'Oh Jesus, eternal Son of God,' he would never have been burned. The two confessions are poles apart; but the fact that today we struggle to see that only displays how totally the doctrine-light spirit of Erasmus has conquered" (p.107).

The final chapter examines Mark Noll's case that evangelicals and Roman Catholics are now in essential agreement over key doctrinal issues and that the Reformation is over. Reeves does an excellent job of showing the flaws in this argument, utilising the Roman Catholic catechism, the Council of Trent, and the music of Bach to make his point.

The book does not leave the Reformation as a subject for mere scholarly investigation. It was a doctrinal dispute over the most important issues facing humans. Reeves challenges us to reflect on how far we evangelicals have drifted from Reformation concerns; in many ways the spirit of Erasmus lives on: "Because he was unwilling to engage with deeper, doctrinal issues, he could never bring about more than cosmetic changes. . . . As long as doctrine is ignored, we must remain captives of the ruling system or the spirit of the age, whatever that may be" (p.182)."


And the woman fled into the wilderness,
where she hath a place prepared of God,
that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
And white robes were given unto every one of them;
and it was said unto them,
that they should rest yet for a little season,
Revelation 12:6/6:11

Creation Moment 10/29/2014 - "S" vs. "S"

Nazism: Based on "Science"
In the 1933 Nuremberg party rally, Hitler proclaimed that higher race subjects to itself a lower race …a right which we see in nature and which can be regarded as the sole conceivable right,’ because it was founded on science.
Tenenbaum, J., Race and Reich, Twayne Pub., New York, p. 211, 1956



Christianity: Based on "Scripture"
And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
Acts 17:26

Monday, October 27, 2014

2 Attributes of being Spiritually Ugly

Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men
but within ye are full of 
* hypocrisy and 
*iniquity.
Matthew 23:28

Papal Notes - ‘Happy Diwali’?

"Barack Obama and the Vatican’s Council for Interreligious Dialogue issued greetings this week to Hindus worldwide in observance of the religion’s annual festival of lights known as Diwali.
Diwali is an ancient festival originating in India, and is considered the largest shopping season in the Hindu religion. In addition to hanging lights and sharing legends and mythological stories about battles between good and evil, Hindus offer prayers to one of more of their deities—most commonly Lakshmi, the “goddess of wealth.”
I was proud to host the first Diwali celebration at the White House back in 2009,” Obama said in his recorded greeting. “And I know that Michelle and I will never forget the wonderful time we had celebrating Diawali in Mumbai with food, dancing and the company of friends.”
Obama has observed the Hindu holiday at the White House for the past six years, with Congress participating in the polytheistic day for the first time last year. As previously reported, legislators from across the country gathered on Capitol Hill in 2013 as diyas were lit and a Hindu priest chanted Vedic mantras.
However, as it did last year, the Vatican—the center of Roman Catholicism—issued a greeting to Hindus and called upon the world’s religions to coexist with each other.
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue joyfully greets all of you ‎on the festive occasion of Deepavali,” the statement, signed by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, read. “May the Transcendent Light illumine your hearts, homes and communities, and may all your celebrations deepen the sense of belonging to one another in your families and neighborhoods, and so further harmony and happiness, peace and prosperity.”
The greeting also provided commentary on this year’s Diwali theme, “Fostering Together a ‎Culture of Inclusion.
As people grounded in our own respective religious traditions and with ‎shared convictions, may we,
Hindus and Christians, join together with followers ‎of other religions and with people of good will to foster a culture of inclusion for ‎a just and peaceful society,” Tauran said.
In 2007, when Hindu Rajan Zed was asked by Senate Majority leader Harry Reid to open the Senate with prayer, the occasion was met with protest from attendees in the balcony,......Zed’s prayer began with, “We meditate on the transcendental glory of the deity supreme, who is inside the heart of the earth, inside the life of the sky and inside the soul of the heaven. May He stimulate and illuminate our minds.” ChristianNewsNetwork

-----COMMENTARY:
1) Who cares what Obama does? He isn't a religious leader.
2) As for the Vatican--are they not a "Christian" organization headed by the supposed vicar of God on earth? Why would they issue greetings for a pagan celebration?
3) As for Lakshmi (goddess of wealth) being the main god on this day...sounds like the Hindu version of the prosperity gospel TV evangelists...just saying...
--Q: Would Christ issue a greeting for ‘Happy Diwali’?

Thou shalt have none other gods before me. 
Deuteronomy 5:7
"Lakshmi is the Hindu goddess of wealth, love, prosperity (both material and spiritual), fortune, and the embodiment of beauty. She is the wife of Vishnu." wikipedia

SDA Issues - The "Adam & Steve" Sermon

Did this really happen at an Adventist event?

To the law and to the testimony:
if they speak not according to this word,
it is because there is no light in them.
Isaiah 8:20
But there were false prophets also among the people,
even as there shall be false teachers among you,
who privily shall bring in damnable heresies,
2 Peter 2:1
"Pacific Union College chaplain and PUC Church associate pastor Jonathan Henderson was the featured speaker at PUC's Fall Revival last week, an annual fall quarter week of spiritual emphasis, focused on relationships. Monday began with Adam and God, and Tuesday followed with Adam and Eve, but on Wednesday, Henderson focused his attention on the issue of homosexuality in a sermon titled "Adam and Steve."
In his presentation, “Adam and Steve,” in front of impressionable students during Week of Prayer, he makes a number of declarations. It’s almost as though he’s in a fist fight with God’s Word insisting on a new and different “truth.” He mocks those who believe in God’s written Word, mocks God, and mocks the sanctity of marriage.

Henderson’s views and teachings are not worthy of being publicly
heard. They are blasphemous and flawed, inserting a non-biblical assumption of sex between Jonathan and David. They are not worthy because they mock the believer who is continually seeking Christ. They lack God’s invitation to the practicing homosexual to repent and surrender, and thus be included among the redeemed, washed, and sanctified such were some of you” (1 Cor. 6:11). 

Don’t just agree with Wayne Blakely or Jonathan Henderson or a film like “Seventh Gay Adventists” that you’ve seen and wept over. Weeping doesn’t make the sin permissible. Weep like Jesus does when He sees His precious children making up their own truths instead of abiding in His truth.

I will close with my recommendation for Jonathan Henderson. Return to the Word of God and study it under the guidance of the Holy Spirit that humbles us to agree with God’s ways, truths and redemptive love. To leadership I say: under prayer, compassion, tenderness, and tears, remove this man from regurgitating rebellion and compromise of God’s Holy Word. God’s young ambassadors need to be armed with a love of the truth that has not changed since the beginning of time. Christianity is not simply a belief system, it is not just a set of propositional truths. Christianity is about choosing to live Godly lives for Christ as a result of a love relationship with Him. It is a combination of divine power and human effort. Surrender is our part."
Wayne Blakely /AdVindicate

Creation Moment 10/28/2014 - Language was NEVER Primitive

"We do know some natural facts about language. Communication barriers tend to result in new languages. For example, people who are separated for many generations become mutually incomprehensible. There is a competing tendency for minority languages to simply disappear in the vicinity of a majority language. This is principally because most key social opportunities will be offered to speakers of the majority language.
On the other hand, there are no "primitive" languages, in the way that we can speak of "primitive" technology (knapped stone vs. high grade steel). It is possible to translate the Bible into any language, despite its ancient origin and the complexity of its tangled multi-kingdom histories and  theological arguments.
Humans learn to talk and animals don't. Not all the argumentation or insult available to the chattering classes has ever changed this.
Also, we are informed that "learning to talk is in the genes," due to the identification of the ROBO2 gene, related to the number of words spoken by children in the early stages of language development. Further, researchers have shown that when mice were genetically engineered to express the human version of a gene, Foxp2, they ran mazes much faster than other mice. ("The key finding was therefore that the humanized Foxp2 gene makes it easier to turn mindful actions into behavioral routines.")
Yet the mice still had nothing to say." EN&V


And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language,
that they may not understand one another's speech.
Genesis 11:1,7

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Paul vs. Christ?

Some mock Christianity by claiming there are 2 different Christian religions because, they claim, Christ & Paul taught different things. --BUT---- there is NO contradiction.


Christ summarizes His religion:
Jesus said unto him,
Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew 22:37-39

Paul Agrees:

Love worketh no ill to his neighbour:
 therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Romans 13:10

IN the NEWS - Asia Bibi Death Sentence

Remember them that are in bonds,
 as bound with them;
and them which suffer adversity,
Hebrews 13:3
Pakistani court upholds death sentence for
Christian woman accused of insulting Islam
"Asia Bibi was harvesting berries in Pakistan five years ago when she took the drink of water that
could cost her her life.
A Christian in the Muslim-dominated and increasingly intolerant nation, the mother of five was quickly assailed by the other women working the field in a tiny village in the Punjab province. First they said they would not drink from the same water bucket as a Christian. Later, they told police Bibi had insulted the Muslim Prophet Mohammad. The crime, blasphemy, is punishable by death.

Bibi, who denies insulting Mohammad and maintains her co-workers falsely accused her, was convicted in 2010. Last week, despite an international outcry, a court in Lahore upheld the verdict and affirmed the sentence that Bibi be hanged. The 50-year-old has 30 days to appeal to the nation's highest court."FOX



SDA News - SDA Woman's Bible

"The Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Women’s Ministries department this month released the
Woman’s Bible, the first study Bible specifically designed for women by the Adventist Church.

The Woman’s Bible, published by Safeliz Publishing House, is a New King James Version of the Bible that offers more than 100 commentaries, study materials and profiles on major and lesser-known female biblical characters.


Women’s Ministries Director Heather-Dawn Small said she hopes the new resource will encourage women to read the Bible more often.

Small said the project is one she pursued for four years without success. Safeliz, an Adventist Publishing House in Spain, approached her about a project 18 months ago. The two organizations spent the next five months gathering articles from a variety of female Adventist writers worldwide.

Adventist Church President Ted N. C. Wilson prayed over a copy of the Woman’s Bible last week at the denomination’s Annual Council, saying the project would be a blessing for women worldwide." ANN
....until that I Deborah arose, that I arose a mother in Israel.....Awake, awake, Deborah: awake, awake, utter a song: Judges 5:7,12

IN the NEWS - 10 Commandments Smashed

Secret Service Arrests Ten Commandments Statue Smasher
"Secret Service have arrested a man who allegedly slammed his car Thursday night into a controversial Ten Commandments monument near the state capital building in Oklahoma City. The statue is now smashed to pieces.

Officials said the suspect, whose name has not been released, ran his car into the monument at about 9:00 p.m. Thursday night, reportedly saying that Satan made him do it. Oklahoma City’s KOCO news station reported that the suspect also threatened to kill President Barack Obama and said he urinated on the monument before knocking it over.

The American Civil Liberties Union, which has sued to have the monument removed, condemned the desecration of the statue. No evidence suggests there is a connection between this incident and a Satanic group wishing to install a monument to Satan alongside the Ten Commandments.
The vehicle involved in the incident was left at the scene and has been impounded." Time

Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise?
Deuteronomy 32:6
This gentleman needs help

Creation Moment 10/27/2014 - Nazi view / Polar Opposites: Darwinism & Christianity

"Hitler once revealed his attitude toward Christianity when he bluntly stated that religion is an:
‘ … organized lie [that] must be smashed. The State must remain the absolute master. When I was younger, I thought it was necessary to set about [destroying religion] … with dynamite. I’ve since realized there’s room for a little subtlety …. The
final state must be … in St. Peter’s Chair, a senile officiant; facing him a few sinister old women … The young and healthy are on our side … it’s impossible to eternally hold humanity in bondage and lies …. [It] was only between the sixth and eighth centuries that Christianity was imposed upon our peoples …. Our peoples had previously succeeded in living all right without this religion. I have six divisions of SS men absolutely indifferent in matters of religion. It doesn’t prevent them from going to their death with serenity in their souls.’
 His beliefs as revealed in this quote are abundantly clear: the younger people who were the hope of Germany were ‘absolutely indifferent in matters of religion’. As Keith noted, the Nazi party viewed Darwinism and Christianity as polar opposites. Milner said of Germany’s father of evolution, Ernst Haeckel, that in his Natural History of Creation he argued that ‘the church with its morality of love and charity is an effete fraud, a perversion of the natural order’" AIG
Hitler, A., Ref. 32, p. 117
The fool hath said in his heart,
There is no God.
They are corrupt,
they have done abominable works,
Psalm 14:1

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Importance of Words

"Satan cannot read our thoughts, but he can see our actions, hear our words; and from his long knowledge of the human family, he can shape his temptations to take advantage of our weak points of character. And how often do we let him into the secret of how he may obtain the victory over us. Oh, that we might control our words and actions!" Messages to Young people p.328 E.G.W.



But I say unto you,
That every idle word that men shall speak,
they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
Matthew 12:36

IN the NEWS - EVIL Stalks NYC

Ax Attack Against New York City Cops Was Inspired by Terrorists, Police Say

"A man who attacked New York City police officers with an ax had converted to Islam in recent years and the assault appears to have been a lone wolf terror attack, police said today.
One officer who was struck in the head with the ax by Zale Thompson on Thursday is in critical but stable condition, Police Commissioner William Bratton said. A second officer was also injured.
Thompson, 32, was shot and killed by two other officers as Thompson charged them with the ax, Bratton said.
The commissioner said that Thompson had converted to Islam two years ago.
The ax attack occurred the day after a lone gunman shot and killed a Canadian solider in Ottawa before he was shot dead by the Parliament's sergeant-at-arms.
Miller said the acts of individuals who commit acts of terror on their own "is one of the phenomenon we are facing."ABC

For from within, out of the heart of men, 
proceed evil thoughts, ... murders,
Mark 7:21