Thursday, 28 August 2014

Testimony of an ExMuslim

Kamal Saleem gives much more than just his testimony in this interview, he also gives much info on the intel that has been gathered, including his own personal knowledge of the inside workings of Islamic terrorism as well as how we taxpayers fund these terrorists, and what is going on behind the scenes in the White House. I was shocked as well as horrified by what he shares...however many of these things I already somewhat knew (or thought I knew...maybe "had an inkling" would be more correct). He puts a bunch of the scattered pieces of the puzzle together with what the Bible has told us all along into a picture that is making a whole lot of sense.

Now I know many would rather ignore the warnings...

...but you do understand that you look ridiculous in this position, and people will rightfully make fun of you (behind your back, usually... to your face they will always supply you your desired compliments).

Read about Kamal and watch what he says about what he has found at this link:

Walid Shoebat recently stated similar observations about what is happening in "Islamabad"...the beast is rising in Turkey, where the book of Revelation says "the seat of satan" is:

I've been seeing the Hagia Sophia in many suspense/espionage type movies and tv programs:

It embodies the very reality of the corruption of the Christian religion...Islam came out of her:

1Jn 2:18  Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.
1Jn 2:19  They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us.
Yep, there it is...again...

Wednesday, 27 August 2014


A neighbor asked me to doggie sit today.

Her dog is very cute and sweet, but oh so spoiled!

She came with instructions (verbal and written):

I only had her until noon so many of the instructions didn't apply...

When it was time for a morning walk, I went to the washroom, and when I came out she was whimpering...on the stairs...she was stuck and wanted me to bring her down.

She waited patiently while I took this pic of her.

I forgot to bring my phone...but on our walk one of my neighbors had put out some vegetables...sometimes people here put them out and ask for a dollar or two, but she had them out for FREE! The price was so right :) I brought home some beets and green beans....

...and wished I had taken a picture of her veggie stand. So I decided to go back for a picture and one more beet (she had a couple dozen on the table, she said she discovered she hates beets and had grown a bumper crop of them)...but when I got there, everything was there except for the beets...

They were piled up in front where the empty space now is...

Also I had seen a frog in a tree by our little creek. I looked to see if it was still there. It was...but the sun was getting real hot and he was running out of shade...

It looked so uncomfortable I moved it...

much better! Thank you so much!

                                             Now I can move around and not get scorched!

When we got home, I tried to give the dog her lunch, but the long walk had worn her out...

Then her owner came back and it was time for my house guest to go home.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Battle

This morning I awoke thinking about what people have been saying on the various "social media" outlets about Robin Williams. It is indeed very sad what happened to him. I found something that included some quotes of his, that shed light on what was actually going on in his life.


“Yeah! Literally, it's like possession ‑ all of a sudden you're in, and because it's in front of a live audience, you just get this energy that just starts going…But there's also that thing ‑ it is possession. In the old days you'd be burned for it…But there is something empowering about it. I mean, it is a place where you are totally ‑ it is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, where you really can become this other force. Maybe that's why I don't need to play evil characters [in movies], 'cause sometimes onstage you can cross that line and come back. Clubs are a weird kind of petri-dish environment. I mean, that's where people can get as dark as they can in comedy ‑ in the name of comedy, be talking about outrageous stuff and somehow come out the other side. I mean, that's one place where you really want to push it”
 (Robin Williams, "Robin Williams,” by James Kaplan, US Weekly, January, 1999, p. 53).
 Article link click here

The article goes on to say that many in the entertainment industry admit to having made such unholy alliances, otherwise known as "having made a deal with the devil" like in the story "The Devil and Daniel Webster", and of course even that can be repented of...however the devil won't make it easy. We were all once the devil's property, in some sense having been in alliance with him, but Jesus provided the way out.

This morning I was thinking about my flesh, my selfishness, my pride, my hypocrisy...and it made me think of Jesus seeing all of it and saying "I forgive you". Do I deserve that? Does anyone? No, of course not.

The devil is always there to temp us, to try to dissuade us from following the truth, and Jesus is ever there to give us the strength to follow Him, however it requires the one thing that many do not want to do: it requires renouncing this world and all of the deceptions and foolishness and arrogance etc in it, and also the fame and fortune it offers in exchange for a life of poverty in Christ. That doesn't mean I am to throw all my possessions away and live on the streets homeless, but it that if I do find that I like Job have everything taken away from me, that I do not curse God but remember that even if I only have my life left, and my body is covered with sores and am in agony, it is still more than I deserve because how can I who came from nothing (before I was created) deserve anything?

I've listened to the Pilgrim's Progress excerpts on Sermon Audio before, and listened to this one again this morning. It describes our battle very well:

Battle with Apollyon

Despite all the wonderful things people are saying about Robin Williams he was a human being and one that we should not be elevating onto a pedestal. He was unhappy with his life, and if he could have surrendered that to Jesus we might have seen a different outcome. I've heard people say "He was a Christian"...but I'm not convinced, and that isn't the point anyway. We shouldn't idolize anyone, and we shouldn't make a martyr out of him. Jesus is the only one who is allowed our worship, He alone paid the price for our sins.

 I hope you who read here will live a life of gratitude to God no matter how horrible you think your life is, and if you think your life is extremely blessed all the more reason to thank Him.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Pride and Shame

Over the last few months I've been contemplating the complaints of atheists and "former Christians". Often their accusations against the Bible, God, and against Christianity come in the form of boasting that their way is the better way, that they have a right to claim the things that they do because Christians are stupid and brainwashed, don't use proper reasoning faculties, and are hypocrites. They are proud of the fact that in their own estimation of themselves they are so much smarter and not at all hypocritical.

It used to be (especially during the Victorian era) considered a sin to be prideful. Today it seems to be regarded as a strength...however pride is now separated into: arrogance and pride, arrogance being the evil and exaggerated form of pride and simple pride being the healthy form. I see that as another deception that has taken hold of many, even within "the Church".

Doing a word search using the search parameters the words "pride" "proud" and "shame" in the Bible brought forth many nuggets of truth.

Here's a sampling from the Proverbs (KJV):

The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Proverbs 8:13

When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. Proverbs 11:2

 In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them. Proverbs 14:3

 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. Proverbs 16:5 (people even today join hand in hand to encourage each other in their pride)

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. Proverbs 16:18&19

A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit. Proverbs 29:23

and from the New Testament:

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
For all that is in the world,
        the lust of the flesh,
        and the lust of the eyes,
        and the pride of life,
 is not of the Father, but is of the world.
And the world passeth away,
and the lust thereof:
but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. 1 John 2:15-17

I've also seen humility faked all over the place, by both Christians and non-Christians. Pride is a human trait, one that needs to be confessed before a holy God. If we pretend we have no sin, we lie (1 John 1:8). My husband sometimes jokes: "The minute you think you are humble, you aren't" and "I am proud that I can say I am humble". Indeed humility, true humility, comes from God. That is the lesson many fail because the hardships and struggles of this life should bring us to a point of humility before God. Instead today we see people fighting for their rights to have everything that they want, fighting anyone who stands in their way...including God. And then they feign their humility when they are told how wonderful and clever they are. How ridiculous.... however God will have the last laugh.

Posts that are related:

God's Righteousness vs Self-righteousness

The Worldly-Wise

and this from my other blog:

Argument with Ignorance 

Monday, 11 August 2014

The Issue of Biblical Inerrancy

On the topic of Biblical inerrancy I'll only talk about the problem I've seen many have with the two (three?) sabbaths of the holy week of Jesus' crucifixion.

This would require understanding the various sabbaths that occur during the Jewish holidays and a very detailed knowledge of the laws of the Old Testament. I admit that I have read the O.T. but don't have the same kind of knowledge that someone who paid attention in seminary would have.

This link explains the situation that occurred during the holy week providing the O.T. passages that you would need to understand in order to make sense of what actually happened.

Rather than just taking the atheists pat and superficial answer that "this proves the Bible is not inerrant", I hope those who sincerely want to know the truth dig deeper for the answer.

Friday, 8 August 2014

The Question of Denominations

This question has come up several times, and I often see this mentioned by atheists as being one of many reasons why they cannot believe in God. Even within denominations individuals have their various distinctly different opinions about what the Bible says, means, and how these things should be applied, so the question for these atheists is: "Why doesn't God get it right for people? Why doesn't He lay it out plainly for everyone so there wouldn't be all these splintered factions and groups within groups all opposing each other, sometimes giving opposite meanings to the same verses/passage in the Bible. God is supposed to not be the author of confusion and yet it appears that He is just that."

I personally find that the fact that we are each unique with individual ideas, aspirations, ways of expressing ourselves, etc., to be one of the most wonderful aspects of God's creation. Even flowers and plants, when I look at them in my garden, there are similar ones, however no two are exactly alike.

When God created Adam and Eve and they began having children, their individuality and differences already even then showed up in the choices they made, and how they each desired to display a life of sacrifice to God; a right way and the wrong way. Instead of getting humbled by the understanding of his wrong way, Cain did not submit to the truth about the error of his way but instead wanted everything including God to submit to his way. God had it wrong, not Cain...according to Cain that is. His wrong attitude and His defiance against God led him to murdering his brother in his envy and anger that Abel was acceptable and he himself was rejected. Many vegetarians today would probably agree with Cain saying that the sacrificing of his best fruits of his own labors should have been the better sacrifice than the shedding of blood. In most people's eyes any kind of murder, the murder of the innocent, animals are just innocent creatures after wrong.

I agree. It is wrong. (with this for clarification: sin is terrible and very serious and therefore the antidote likewise must be very severe as a consequence...and "sacrificing fruits and vegetables" instead of  a prize sweetest adorable lamb is NOT the price God has set as an adequate sacrifice which pointed to the real ransom, Jesus, THE Lamb of God: God in the flesh)

It is the only way that our Creator has in place for our redemption.

God allows within His true way for various people to express themselves in their own unique ways, but there are boundaries that we are not to cross...there are specific rules, commandments, laws that do not hinder any of us in uniquely expressing our devotion to God in our personal lives. When the rules are not obeyed there are consequences...... and there is also forgiveness, a time to turn around, repent, admit error.

In the book of Revelation there are 7 churches mentioned that were active in the time of John "the revelator". Each church was distinct, with distinct strengths and weaknesses. Each church was told what it did right and how and why it needed to change. Those strengths and deficiencies are still noticeable today in churches which claim to be of the body of Christ. Each individual who looks to Christ truly, knows where they fail and seeks God for the strength to do what is right in the sight of God. That won't change them into "cookie-cutter Christians", because that isn't God's way. The Apostle Paul and the other apostles each had unique lives and ministries, and God used them each in separate ways within the body of the Church. They were not "cookie-cutter" in any way, yet they all worshiped God in the way He wants to be worshiped. They were same and yet not the same.

 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.  
For by one Spirit 
are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.   
For the body is not one member, but many.  
 If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? 
  And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body?  
If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? 
If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling?  
But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him. 
And if they were all one member, where were the body?   
But now are they many members, yet but one body.  
And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.  
Nay, much more those members of the body, which seem to be more feeble, are necessary:  
And those members of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely parts have more abundant comeliness. 

For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:  That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.  And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.   
And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.  
Are all apostles? 
are all prophets? 
are all teachers? 
are all workers of miracles?   
Have all the gifts of healing? 
do all speak with tongues? 
do all interpret?   
But covet earnestly the best gifts: and yet shew I unto you a more excellent way.

1Corinthians 12:12-31 (KJV)

The last questions in that passage are meant to be rhetorical with the obvious answer to each being "no".

The fact that God has made such an incredible world with so many unique and distinct qualities everywhere abounding, beautiful birds, flowers, trees, fish, and all kinds of four-footed beasts, and then men and women with unique reasoning skills, voices, gifts all differing from each other, is for me one of the best evidences of a wonderful Creator. The fact that He has provided ONE WAY for redemption out of a creation that got damaged is not evidence for a hateful and inconsistent God, but for a very wise and loving God who loves His creation and doesn't just give up on it and scrap the whole thing for the garbage in it. He is willing to clean up the garbage, but clean it up His way in His time. That is reasonable, isn't it?

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

So Much to Say....

There are several things that I want to address about the gaining momentum of the falling away from the faith, and while doing my various other duties today I sometimes thought about some of the things that need addressing....and I think there are at least four or five more posts which touch on various things such as the atheist's claim: "There are so many religions. If God were indeed truly there, why doesn't He show people the right way beyond any doubt? If He has why is everyone conflicted about it? Why so many denominations? Why so many religions? Why doesn't God straighten that mess out?" etc, and I wanted to talk a little more on the topic of hell, as well as go into some links where "former Christians" claim their loss of a real honest to goodness (that would be God, no?) faith. Also found links where atheists try to evangelize people away from their faith by embracing their doubts and letting their doubts take over their lives so they can be truly free.

I wanted to address at least one of these topics today, however life got in the way. I had so much to do, as a matter of fact, I still have much more to do before I collapse into bet tonight. So I guess I'll have to cogitate on it for a while. In the meantime, I hope the best for all who happen by this way.

For my atheist friends I hope you will seek the truth with your whole heart, and I pray that He will rescue you before it is too late for you.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Strange Fire Q&A

In this video John MacArthur answers things that were brought up by his critics in the form of a Q&A, Phil Johnson submits the various criticisms which Pastor MacArthur then addresses (very well I might add):