Thursday, November 30, 2017

Hutson Smelley (and a few others) describes the "fool" and the "scoffer".

There are a few other preachers out there ( who explain/expose what mind-gaming is, and how these wickeds are really smart at making themselves look good, and their targets like blithering idiots.   It's all about show with wickeds; they are not like normal sinners, who just want to enjoy this life with family and friends.

Wicked Men, Wicked Tongues, a sermon given by Sam Powell.   Really good sermon, he details how churchians can be so rude - and he gives an example, of this one guy, who was always coming off with the "Praise the Lord,"  turns out, that guy was doing some things at home that were just ... ew!  Powell also warns us, that wickeds are vile and evil, but they are smart - very smart.  Sounds like temporal blessings, uh, common grace - but the Bible says, near the end of the Old Testament, the wise men of Mt. Seir (and they were mean) had basically, crowed too long and too loud - and things didn't end well for them.    But here and now, more often than not, God's children remain no match for the devil's spawn...come to think of it, when people come off with their "i'm better than you, because i went to college...bla, bla, bla..."   Up oughta go a big red flag.   Thank you very much for your very edifying sermon, Preacher Powell.

Jeff Crippen's sermons are also available on sermonaudio

These men mention, in their sermons, how wickeds can act so pious, and have about the entire church fooled. 

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It's a dinosaur.  But a new one will be an andrewsarchus (spelling? - a big mean boar-like critter that the evolutionists say went extinct some 40 million years back) within a few years.   Gets annoying, buying the same stuff over and over again - stuff that's slave made.   i want to save up and go see the Biltmore - a(n expensive) place where your money goes for hotel, meals, books about the mansion, the people who lived there...ya know, money that goes to pay tour-guides, waitresses, maids, bookkeepers.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Church Lady on Saturday Nite Live was funny. Yeah, i’m well aware of SNL’s agenda…

Anyway, there was an episode where, Church Lady brings in a big container of food for a pot luck, and the poor tired looking woman whom she picks on, only brought in a little bowl of fruit or whatever, for want of time…her mother-in-law was really sick.   This legitimate excuse, of course, falls upon Church Lady’s deaf ears; she instead breaks into her victory dance.   Would have liked to see some of the other Church Lady skits, but didn’t happen.
It’s fun to laugh at the braggarts, but all silliness aside, they’re a load upon the already over-tasked.  And that’s not funny.  At least one long-term overly-burdened woman has decided to walk away from the Faith.  Yeah, thanks, a thumping lot churchian-ladies!   In previous entries of this particular woman’s blogs, she has described the cliquish chit-chat.  At best, it’s simply bad manners to go on crowing about vacations, when you know perfectly well, the woman sitting at the same table, would love to get away for a few days, but that’s not going to happen anytime soon.  At worst, this vocal mincing (Isaiah 3:16) sows discord among the brethren (Proverbs 6:19).   

Have to wonder, don’t these snooty-tooties read the newspapers?    Silly question ;/   These scoffers are among the same group who write off the young people as being work-shy, but ignore the fact that kiosks are replacing (starter) jobs.   These same snooties are known to waltz into and out of the church along with their families, casting side-long glances at (less than well heeled) saints sitting by themselves Sunday after Sunday.  Excuse me, but not everyone’s last name is Hallmark.    (Yeah, another crime ;/)

Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:
Isaiah 3:16

These six things doth the LORD hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto him :

a proud look,                     (1)                                                                                        
a lying tongue,                  (2)
and hands that shed innocent blood,                       (3)
A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations,           (4)
feet that be swift in running to mischief,                (5)
A false witness that speaketh lies,                             (6)
and he that soweth discord among brethren.                      (7)

Proverbs 6:16-19

Secular heresy alert.

Women not permitted to speak in the churches is really a side issue.   Told to keep quiet during the Sunday morning and the Wednesday evening services…big deal!  The intelligent conversation can wait for fellowship, and be exchanged with passing the lima beans, and receiving the...oh my stars, Roberta made ;) ;) ;). 

The main issue bashes women hard throughout the rest of the week.   And this cruel punishment has nothing to do with (that patriarchal) Lord God, or His Bible…hhmmm, could it be that’s why the confusion is getting worse?  

We women are faced, on multiple fronts, with having our very womanhood wrested from us.  How so?   What have we been stuck wearing for the last several decades?    And please, no lectures about sewing.  Most of us women are either working full time, or are running between part-time jobs – and then the other shift at home (laundry, meals, vacuuming, chauffeuring…)    The clothes, even in the “better” catalogs, keep getting both shoddier and uglier - and a few more department stores will be closing sometime after the holidays.    Uh, is there somehow a connection here?    

The tissue-thin recycled coke-bottle material, and the halloween tones…will save that for another post.   While, a slim twenty-three year-old can pass as looking cute in ripped-up jeans or (those abysmal) yoga pants, but what Ms. Slim is systematically kept from realizing is:  she cannot stop time, even with enough re$ource$, she can spend half her life at the gym and the other half jogging (at 6 am, before getting ready for work, during February) in order to retain her flat tummy into her 50s…  Talk to Randy’s former girlfriend.  All her life, she ate right, exercised, only to have the mirror tell her the truth – that she had been long-time played, by a media that talked pro-woman…yeah, right ;/

In the real world, most woman want to find a good man, get married, and raise a few children…like that’s a crime?  Bearing the next generation while retaining that no-butt-big-boobs figure – the media keeps rubbing in our faces…uh, boys-with-boobs, doesn’t mix.  Come to think of it, brings to mind baphomet.  Bingo! 

Real women age (whoops, another crime) and put on pounds.   And there’s nothing like men’s clothing on women to accentuate this fact of life.   Uh, could it be, the Lord wasn’t being totally overbearing, but instead had women’s backs (once again) as He saw what was coming, and so had Moses transcribe Deuteronomy 22:5?    Why is it, something like one out of three women are taking anti-depression pills?  Is there a connection here? 

The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment; for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD they God.  Deuteronomy 22:5.

Monday, November 20, 2017

While on the bus, thought about Timothy’s mother and grandmother.

Both women had taught Timothy the Scriptures (2 Timothy 1:5) and since women weren’t allowed to speak in the churches, (1 Timothy 2:11-12) how’d they learn?  Timothy’s father was a Greek.   (Acts 16:1)  Mmaayyybbee, Timothy’s grandfather taught the women at home.   But we don’t know.   Assuming that Timothy’s grandfather had come to Christ and had grown in the Scriptures...still, we don’t know of the man’s abilities or his situation.  <p>

So how did the women learn, in a church were they weren’t even allowed to ask a question?  And evidently they had at least some knowledge – enough for mention in a timeless book.   Uh, not everything that Paul or Timothy said and did is in the New Testament, otherwise, reading and carrying a hard-copy would be multi-volume load.  Evidently, the women, somewhere in between their daily routines, were able to learn, and find answers to at least several of their questions. <p>

Though many a feminist mean well (not all feminists are perpetually angry/annoying), still feminists/skeptics do women no favors when neglecting to point out that women’s silence in the churches was during the worship/teaching.  Before and after the service Christians fellowshipped.  And even if the men and women sat at separate tables, still doesn’t discount the fact:  they lived in hostile times, and so were compelled to look out for one-another.    Also, has anyone else noticed, when having a question, and for whatever reason, not asking anyone else for leads, but instead researching on your own, and down the road some, you still might not have that answer, but you find an answer to something else that you’ve been wondering about?   Just reading over these Scriptures, the before’s and the after’s…  Yes, many a skeptic mean well, but it’s not just them mean fundie preachers (Philippians 1:15-17) glossing over stuff. <p>

But anyway, in addition, 1 Timothy 2 starts out exhorting men in authority to lead quiet lives – in other words, don’t be obnoxious bullies.  Colossians 3:19 is almost funny.  It reads:  “Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.”  Hey, i thought “bitter” was an adjective reserved for old women ;0.   Another New Testament scripture, (1 Peter 3:7) husbands are urged to be decent toward their wives, lest the men’s prayers be hindered.  Yeah, yeah i know, hindered prayers... big flippin’ deal!  Hindered prayers?  They’re gender blind.  But the real issue is:  knowing the Lord is ignoring your prayers, uh, that IS a big deal! <p>

When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.  2 Timothy 1:5
Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.  But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 1 Timothy 2:11-12
Let your women keep silence in the churches : for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.  And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.  1 Corinthians 14:33-34

There came he to Derbe and Lystra: and, behold, a certain disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain woman, which was a Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek:  Acts 16:1

Some indeed preach Christ even of envy and strife; and some also of good will:  The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds;  But the other of love, knowing that I am set for the defence of the gospel.  Philippians 1:15-17

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 1 Timothy 2:2

Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.  1 Peter 3:7

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Hot Button Issue! Was going to focus this article concerning women

commanded to be silent in the churches – (1 Corinthians 14:34-35) and will get to that.  But guess what!  While looking at various Scriptures, i came upon one that makes this women’s issue look almost ridiculously mild, in comparison.  John 6:65, which is gender blind, deals with the eternal destiny of souls.  It reads:  “And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.” Yeah, i used to think, it was only Romans 9 that dealt with predestination – and even if so, it’s not smart to pen-knife out unpopular Scriptures.   Per the very next verse, many de-converted.  That’s major.  Oh, but there’s more in Hebrews 10:39.  “But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.”  <p>

Okay, now for the women question.  Yeah, even i know at least enough of Scripture to understand that women are to be silent in church.  And, though nice try liberals, flashing the culture card, uh, that doesn’t get it.  Scripture is timeless.  Is what it is.  So at church i strive to keep my yap shut, and am successful – sometimes :/   Having just read over 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, i could not help but to detect a bit of condensation with the “them”s and the “they”s – like us women are objects or something. <p>

Oh wait a sec, back in Jeremiah, that prophet was told by the Lord to go to the potter’s house.  And Romans 9 describes human beings as lumps of clay – objects.  Wanna talk about being objectified???  Get     a      load      of      this!        In Romans 9:20 “Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God?  Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?” <p>

My beef was…that is, until googling, and checking the Scriptures with the hard-copy Bible.  Anyway, having read an article, earlier this evening, from a preacher who was rather on a soap-box concerning women in the church, and he had seemed to come off snooty about it.  Certainly, he realizes … Needful to say, i was getting really peeved, because of his tone.  But (the Lord’s restraining grace to the rescue) before going off, i looked at his other publications.   Ya know what!  Yeah, that’s Joey – and neither is Joey shy about telling adult men they need to ditch the video games and grow up. <p>

Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.  And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.  (1 Corinthians 14:34-35) <p>

From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.  (John 6:66) <p>

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Do you like pina coladas…? Not really.

Neither do i care for that vile little (Top 40 – of course ;/) tune.  Didn’t like it back in 70-something, and sure enough don’t like it any better now – that i’m old (yeah, that horrendous crime ;/).  Heard it while going into the living-room for something – one of those shoot-em-up movies was ending.  Yeah, the media has to insert skank into action flicks.  But anyway, it’s like we’ve been living under an obverse (more like obnoxious) form of Victorianism – (Isaiah 5:20) if we dare to question the (lack of common) moral standards, we’re extreme, haters…wah!   Nah, were supposed to just sit there and go along with it.   Never mind, millions of people caught up in this shiola, and end up entering eternity in that condition.  (Last page of the Bible)  Yeah, i know the drill: shaddup and don’t rock the love boat, you old hag. <p>

Nice try, scoffers.  But the reality is: we live forever, in one place or another, but our (oh so annoyingly overrated) sexuality ends right here, in this life.  Uh, and no, i didn’t make those rules – you’ll have to direct your hissy-rages elsewhere. <p>

Even when i was young (around 14) and decades away from redemption, that song didn’t sit well, for various reasons.  The skanky story line is this:  this (what passes for a) man is becoming tired of his current mistress, and so he scans the meat-market ads, and writes up and mails in his want-ad.  He gets an answer, he arranges a meeting, and lo and behold, guess who she is!  Yep, his mistress.  And they basically go off together for a weekend of pina coladas and lots of ramped-up fornicating.  <p>

Uhm, didn’t anyone notice, that both parties were fixing to step out on each other?   Guess not!  Uh, could it be, one of the reasons why the Lord deems it necessary to horn in upon people’s sex lives is: deceit is fornication’s main playmate!   Have to ask myself, what does Ivy’s long-time live-in think about Ivy’s paperwork arrangements … oh wait a minute, she basically told a co-worker, what he don’t know…  When you’re filing, you have to pass here and there to different drawers, and it’s the old story about yakking personal business loud enough to hear in the next cube over.  As for another long-term live-in couple, they oughta get married, but then again, she doesn’t treat him very nice – always going on about her glory days.  Barf. <p> 

Yeah, those so overly-rated glory-days, that’s what all this museechh on the radio has been (sure is just that) out to convey to millions of silly women.  (2 Timothy 3:6)  Yay Bible! And yeah, it’s speculation on my part, but i think the Lord was, especially here, being a gentleman – He coulda said “pathetically STUPID” then laughed.  (Proverbs 1:26)  <p>

Another thing i didn’t like about that skanky little tune, way back then, was… now granted, things were different back then.   Anyway, even then, i detected something fakey in the (then pushing-the-envelop) term “making love.”    Yet at the same time, this particular advertisement-from-the-adversary left me feeling inadequate and intimidated.   Yep, confusion, and it doesn’t take a 12-degreed theologian to know where that comes from.   But 14-year olds generally don’t realize that, and don’t realize nearly every other 14-year old girl wishes she were more attractive and savvy.   Savvy!  (spitting in the waste-basket)  Talk about overrated.  Anyway, think the media is about to let go that cash-calf, anytime soon?   <p>

Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! (Isaiah 5:20) <p>

He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. (Revelation 22:11) <p>

For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, (2 Timothy 3:6) <p>

Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:  I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; (Proverbs 1:24)

The flesh and the Spirit don’t get along (Galatians 5:17). But, hear preachers tell…

Actually, they’ll quote the Scripture then move on, without getting real with the congregation.  I don’t like being down on preachers, but comeon, people are hurting, and they need honesty and compassion.  And no, am not claiming that sin can be excused away (Romans 6:15).  What this rant is about is:  people do not need the Holy Bible ripped into a mere Top 40 list of Scriptures to be trotted out, while numerous others treated as if the Lord had never had one or more of those 40-some men transcribe them, over that some 1,500 year period.   <p>

The shirley-temple gospel only benefits the smug.  Ya know, the ones who evidently grew up in a bubble – and perhaps, for years and years, put on a stellar show, (2 Timothy 3:5) and they’re so good at it, they oughta get an academy award.   Well, not every saint had the divine privilege of growing up in a family where books were read to the little ones, and where family and friends sang around the piano – and afterwards, everyone enjoys root beer floats.   Nope, some of us came from less-than cheerful circumstances.    Some of us were long ago accustomed to hearing the Lord’s name trashed; some of us heard more than enough screemie-meemie and blaming (the clerk at the electric company, when the 2nd "Please Remit" notice came in the mail ) – and then there was more than enough of the covert sort of mind-gaming. <p>

In short, a lot of adults learned long ago to put on the tough-mask, but inside are really hurting.  Yeah, barrooms are full of the tatt'd set.  Struggling saints, i doubt are a minority.   Come on, even Paul, PAUL!!! struggled.   Think he was whistling some vapid tune, or bragging, when he said he was chief of sinners?   (1 Timothy 1:15).  And do you think, when Peter had mouthed off at the men who had recognized his accent, (Matthew 27:73-74) think that was the first time, since regeneration, that Peter had a slip of the tongue?   Now, this is speculation, but i see Peter - that big strong manly man (Luke  5:6-7) with the group, and they are heading into a village, where the men happen to spot some dirtbag beating an overly burdened donkey.   And out of Peter's mouth comes "What th'...!" and up goes his hand to his mouth; the 1st century f-bomb defused - this time ;/    Wow, just having read that scripture over again, i didn't realize that Peter had not only cursed, he also swore. <p>

For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. (Galatians 5:17) <p>

What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace?  God forbid. (Romans 6:15) <p>

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof; from such turn away. (2 Timothy 3:5) <p>

There is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. (1 Timothy 1:15) <p>

And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, surely thou also art one of them; for they speech bewrayeth thee.   Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man.  And immediately the cock crew. (Matthew 27:73-74) <p>

And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes: and their net brake.  And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them.  And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. (Luke 5:6-7)

Friday, November 17, 2017

Have to hand it to Pastor’s wife.

A few weeks ago, Pastor was recovering from surgery, and so he not in any shape to even throw on some sweats and come to church – let alone don a suit, stand behind the pulpit, and preach a sermon.  Well, with nobody to preach, she took the pulpit.  About her first words were clear: that she would rather not preach, being what the Bible says.  Thing is:  she is an excellent teacher, so she gave a lesson (not a sermon), and only because her husband could not.  She also said, several time, he had helped her prepare the lesson.  Is she the stereo-typical pushover?   Nope!  Pastor’s wife has, from childhood, taken the initiative to get things done.  She stands for what’s right; is courteous about it, but will not mince words.   Yay her ;)  <p>

Part of me doesn’t want to post this entry, because if more than three people happen to see the post, there is likely to be drama…ya know, the name-calling, the accusations (of being a hater, a nazi…oh what freaking ever!) ; sooner or later, someone ‘el push my buttons, i’ll get peeved, and end up trashing my testimony (not the first time ;/).  It’s only through the Lord’s grace that i am able to steer clear of comment-contentions. <p>

The Lord’s restraining grace was upon me again, just a few moments ago – in response to a post i had read a few days ago at a favorite blog.  The poster had said that a preacher – one who evidently ignores the flock – (oh, big surprise there ;/) was expressing doubt that the blogger was even saved.   His doubts?   Uhm, for no better reason that the woman has had, and still has, a rough life – and it very tired.   Who wouldn’t be fed up!  Uh, the woman needs encouragement, and some real live help.  But nnnoooo, he evidently prefers covertly running people down, by picking a target here or there.  Anyway, what i was going to post, a few minutes ago concerning that preacher – oh, and i so wanted to retain the adjectives, but deleted them out, and instead posted “what a jerk.” <p>

Speaking of jerks, at another favorite blog, one woman who comments there, prides herself in her ability (bleech!!!) of having evolved herself (double bleech!!!!!!) beyond having a conscience (wha’ th’…?) – and dun attached a “666” to her screen-name…eeech, one scary lookin’ broad…ya’d think a gal in her mid 60s would have mellowed out a bit.    But the scoffers prove themselves, once again, way off track, when they blather on about people getting ra-lij-jes when they get old, (like being old is some sort of crime…that’s a whole ‘nother post) and know their number is soon up.    The reality is:  ignoring/hating the things of the Lord, deepens with age.  Yeah, scoffers, look at the Christian testimonies – most the faithful came to Christ before their 30th birthday.   Anyway, whatever i had typed, it was short, and yeah, it was fundie.  Well, she wanted to pick a fight – and believe you me, so did i, but the Lord is working on me, and enabled my choice to not feed the dragon riding her. <p>

Folks like to trash fundies as being (pro Trump) nutjobs, and then you go to the websites of the accusers and…ew!   Oh yeah, bu-ku posts and comments coming out the ying-yang…eating spoiled food will do likewise. <p>   As for Trump vs Clinton, don’t care for either one.   If it weren’t for my husband, i wouldn’t even bother voting – and apolitical-ism is not a solution to the nonsense plaguing our nation. <p>

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of the world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Ephesians 6:12 <p>

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Found this on a government website - for chips i think

It’s not just college-age kids fixing to walk. (November 13, 2017)

Another blogger, a woman in her 40s is seriously questioning her fundamentalist faith.  Yeah, she has read more than a few eximonies, where the writers generally have two issues.  (1) having been raised in an environment where the parent(s) act oh-so holy at church, and downright hellish at home.  (2) what sort of ‘g’od pitches most people into the eternal fires – people, many of whom, never had a clear presentation of the Gospel.   These are tough questions.  Questions which are better responded with a “I don’t know,” but instead are met with Biblical realities (i.e., God is holy and will not tolerate sin) turned into sing-songie platitudes.  That only helps to run people off.  (Matthew 23:4)  Oh yeah, can recall a few times…<p>

The best way i (unqualified as all getout) can address this is:  if the Lord took away His restraining grace, from each one of us, saved or unsaved, we’d all be a lot wickeder.  If right now, He took His hand off of us, it would take a few minutes (if that) for co-workers, in a nice office, working under a nice boss, to start yelling at, and maybe even punching, each other – for no better reason than…nothing really.  Before the 10 o’clock break, there would probably be a mugging on 4, a stabbing on 9, a strangling on 15, a rape on 11, and fist-fights here and there throughout the building.  Forget about going down to the convenience for a sandwich – normally reasonably safe Forester Street would likely morph into the worst street in NYC.  In other words, if the Lord did not restrain our (snowballing since the fall) wickedness, life on earth would be really, really short. <p>

From what i understand, the moment we leave this world and enter the next, the masks come off.  The minority of people who die redeemed by Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross will see the wicked for exactly what they are – and will be grossed out.  The last verse of Isaiah is not pretty.   (And the redeemed will also be stunned that they even made it!  Matthew 26:37-39)     But right now, even the hearts of redeemed people, still living on earth, are “…deceitful above all things and desperately wicked:” (Jeremiah 17:9).  So does it not make sense that our perceptions of good and evil are really warped – in a way, it’s like the smartest of us are in reality profoundly retarded.   Yeah, we have some idea of what the Lord thinks of our sub-particle physics publications, but we don’t know the ¼ of it. <p>

We only have a dim idea of eternal things.  When some holier-than-thou starts into spouting platitudes, with a sssmile – of course – uhm yeah, good reason to walk away, and stay away, from that empathy-stunted know-it-all.   Meanwhile, Jesus, who knows, had this to say, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, … how often would I have gathered thy children together… but ye would not!” (Luke 13:34)   No happy-clappy tude in knowing where most of the people (who had rejected Him) would be spending eternity. <p>

“For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men’s shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.”  Matthew 23:4 <p>

Not enough evidence.

It was a typical Tuesday afternoon.  Cheryl was sitting in the lunchroom checking her email while trying to enjoy the salad she had purchased – though what she really wanted was a burger and fries.  The evidence had been staring her in the face over the past few days.  Her bathroom scale read….never mind, and her fav pants-suit was confirming the same fact:  yer puttin’ on pounds, honey!  So instead of blaming the dryer or whatever, she crossed off donuts and her other fav foods – opting to deal with reality.  <p>

As she reached for a sip of her sugar-free ice-tea – though she would have preferred a tall cold soft-drink – she happened to spot a co-worker, Bill, sitting at another table.  As he was finishing his lunch of some kind of real food, he pulled out a black-bound book from the briefcase that was parked beside him.  He opened the Book to somewhere near ¾ to the end.  Probably around Obadiah or maybe Zechariah. <p>

Not enough evidence.  Cheryl voiced to herself, dismissing him and his book.  She continued upon tolerating the salad with the sparse dollop of low-fat dressing.   She scanned through the emails.  One from a clothier in New Jersey – they had nice stuff, so she moved that to her will-look-at-later box.  She forwarded another to Julie, a somewhat local business to which her daughter could drive to, and look over their newly arrived collection of clothing and shoes.  While deleting some and passing over others, a phone call came through. <p>

Uh, it was Julie’s school.  Now what did they want!  She let it go to voice-mail.  Her lunch period was 15-minutes away from ending, she had a report soon coming due and another to begin gathering documentation.  She would be closing the Jamieson deal real soon; her boss would be pleased – again, the last few annual performance reports attested to her careful work-habits.  Sometimes she thought about putting in for a promotion, but she liked where she was at – after all, what’s the point of a little more money if the work environment resembles more a shark-tank than an office where the people usually get along.  <p>

As for the school, she would speak to them around 3-ish.  They just seem to have it in for her kid.  Okay, granted, Julie was a bit out of line for slapping Stephanie – or whatever her name is.  As for the incident back in November with Whatzerface…just another socially dysfunctional and very jealous chit.  Yeah, plenty of evidence in Julie’s favor.  Julie, again, made the honor roll, is involved in school activities, headed for a good college, and is popular. <p>

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fed up with the invalidation

NoWonderPeopleWalk! – 11/5/17

Have a good mind to start a blog. Yeah i know, social-media is just electronic gadding about… bla, blah. Heard that pat little comment coming from the luddite gallery…yeah guys, remember that when you’re being rushed to the hospital :/ People down blogs for ONE reason, and ONE reason only! Downing blogs is to say, “hey, lluuuzzzeerrrrr, your personhood doesn’t matter, because, moron, you don’t [expletive] count…ha-ha- ha…now shut th’ [expletive] up and get back to the whatever (thankless) drudgery…oh, and smile!” Goes like this. Blogs expose the sssecrets of wicked people and those of their flying-flunkies. Uhm, doesn’t the Bible say that Christians are to reprove the works of darkness?

Whether saved or unsaved, bloggers are generally people with intense interests/emotions, people who realize that most, if not everyone, they know are only interested in tv/trivia. Heaven forbid that, during a related conversation, you would express delight in how so-n- so had used a crosstab query to accommodate the periodic table. Whaa, why that would be bragging…as if the non-stop chattering over one’s latest cruise/the 42 nd shoe purchase (this year) or whatever other selfie isn’t??? Yep, just another lesson on how to incite people’s covert wrath: call ‘em on their (ever tiresome) b.s.

A few weeks ago, during lunch, a co-worker had mentioned, over the past several years noticing a trend – people aren’t talking to one another, but are instead glued to their phones or tablets. Uhm, could it be that people are afraid to participate in conversations, because, oh horrors, the topic might veer off from tv programs, and crash into something controversial like…uhm, whether or not, Pluto should be given back it’s planet status. Oh my stars, the person standing beside you might be a card-carrying member of the PitchPlutoSociety – and don’ cha know, the PerservePlutoPeople are all a buncha Trump supportin’, war-mongering fundies who are out to outlaw green sneakers. Oh th’ horrors :0 !!!

Laying all silliness aside, could it be that people are really afraid of letting slip, their (well founded) belief that economies fare better when men marry women and provide for them - oh, that ‘el get the drones (over at mascu-land) a dive- bombin’. Or worse yet, simply blurting out that certain cultures/<b>li</b>f<b>e</b>styles are just plain twisted – uhm, that one can get you fired. Yep, much safer faking an interest in someone’s pet-pics, new tattoo (where do people get the money for that scribbling, anyway???) and/or whatever other selfiezzz.

Maybe I’m wrong, but probably not, but bloggers seem to be rather guarded people, who, if not socially isolated, choose to socially isolate themselves for reasons previously mentioned. What the luddites don’t seem/just plain lack the empathy to grasp is: people are social creatures. “…Not good that the man should be alone;” that one’s written on page 2 (Genesis 2:18a). How ‘bout that, eh! Someone had gotten on my case for reading blogs, with (those getting really tiresome) pat accusations, that people (namely women) who write blogs are wishy-washy (it’s a human thing) / have too much time on their hands. Basically was a shaming pellet – i.e., turn off the brain, now go watch teevee like a good little droid. In other words, the only lives that matter are those of the (media manufactured) celebritiezzzzz. Ugh! <p>

“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Ephesians 5:11

Oh yeah, and one other question: while it’s like half the Old Testament concerns King David, how comes we never a single sermon (and good luck finding one on the net) expositing the <b>first</b> portion of 1 Samuel 17:29 - David’s response to his (nasty) eldest brother, Eliab? “And David said, What have I now done? (17:29a) Is there not a cause?” (17:29b) Uhm, you want to talk about properly confronting a nasty! David didn’t get abusive, but David didn’t knuckle under, either. <p> Narcs are numerous, they are nasty, and they suck the life out of people. Why are preachers (who know the Scriptures a zillion times better than i’ll ever) coming off so clueless? People are hurting, people are DYING!!!! Don’t preachers care??? What’s up! <p>

“Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a coat of many colours.” Genesis 37:3 <p>

Pat little phrases, don’t ya just wanna puke! 11/7/17 <p>

Why do people reject / walk away from the faith? A relevant, legit question. Oh, and here come the typically sing- songie response: “Oh, they just love their sin.” Really??? Then Romans 3:10 doesn’t apply to everyone, Paul doesn’t know he’s talking about, and Jesus Christ is a liar…okaayyy! Another canned response is: people reject the Gospel because they believe they can handle their own situations. Well, it sure doesn’t help people when serious ongoing problems coming from the home-front are, at best, glossed over from the pulpit. Uhm, gives meaning to Hosea 4:6, which starts off: “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:” and goes on to excoriate the pulpiteers of the time. Ya think when “feminatzies” spout off about the church denigrating women / ignoring their basic needs … are completely crackers??? No these angry women are NOT total bonkers. They were once little girls, and their budding womanhood was (systematically…oh yeah!) scoffed at, then crushed. Nice  <p>

By the way, uhm N.O., no, <b>this blog in no way, shape or form, advocates a chuckie-cheese gospel / women and gays in the pulpit</b>. And frankly, the King James Bible had been used for about 300 years, (as in Jeremiah [6:16] basically saying to stick to the old paths) while the new-fangled translations…well, for good reason, they give me the willies – Westcott and Hort (or whatever), and then there’s that C. Scofield….rrrruuuunnnnnnnn!!!!!! <p>

Another reason why people reject the Gospel is: they reject authority. Well, i guess so, being what many have been NOT!!! taught about what authority is, and how people in charge are supposed to conduct themselves. And come to think of it, the anti-alcohol gallery (i HATE!!! booze too, but anyway) are about ready to condemn JoeWorkingstiff to hell because he stops at the bar for one or two after his shift. Oh, but do we hear expository preaching as to why “kings” and “princes” are to avoid the stuff? (Proverbs 31:4-5) Oh negatory, big ben! It’s all about keeping the common man ignorant and in his frustrating place. It’s all about lowest common denominator…just wanna vomit!

“As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:” Romans 3:10 <p>

Will start this one off with a disclaimer. 11/8/17 <p>

There are plenty of for-real sermons out there, on the internet – yeah, that bbaaadddd place the luddites don’t like! The thing about good sermons, they encourage the listener or reader to actually pick up the Bible and at least look over the Scriptures. Over time, guess what! Yep, this and that, and another Scripture comes to mind. Over time, you get a general idea where Obadiah is located, and later on even know how to spell that prophet’s name. <p>

With the disclaimer being posted, will continue with my rant. <p>

Several months back, was listening to an on-line sermon where the preacher was going on about Christian bloggers, and how they oughta stop blogging, because the unsaved world is reading their posts. And yeah, it goes without saying, to be discrete, cautious and considerate toward others. But the particular preacher was coming off rather luddite. In other words, Christian, just put on that simpering little smile. Uh, where i come from, acting happy when something is really bugging you, is hypocrisy – sounds like borderline l-y- i-n- g. Doesn’t the unsaved reader… (like zillions of unsaved people are banging down Christian bloggers’ doors – and are lined up all the way down the street, and around the corner too?) Anyway, doesn’t the unsaved reader deserve to be presented with a real article from the keyboard of a real person, with real feelings – and very real flaws? (Romans 3:10, anyone?) Unsaved people do NOT need a Shirley- temple gospel – that (works-based) shiola saves nobody. <p>

Oh but get this: one or more of the luddite committee have accused women bloggers of “preaching.” Uhm since when does some chickblog – located along a cyber side-street of a side-street, somewhere around PodunkDotNet morph into one of Liberty U’s main auditoriums? <p>

While only the Holy Spirit (whom Jesus sent before he went back up to heaven) can save, there are plenty of skeptics out there who want nothing to do with Christ. These same skeptics grew up in church(ian)going families, and every Sunday (and Wednesday) were forced to play along with the holier-than- thou fa├žade – then experience the hellish ride back (to and from what passes for) home. And yeah, some of those articles over at exChristian net are fabricated by steely-eyed puppets, plying the pen (so to speak ;/) for the sole purpose of pulling the heart-strings of humans. But in my heart of hearts, (yeah, that ratty thing’s “deceitful” as all get out -Jeremiah 17:9) i cannot help but to believe that most of those “my-christian- folks-were- cold-n- cruel-f- tardz” articles, are the actual events that happened to tender nine-year olds – who, a decade later, went off to college (some footing the entire bill per jobs/grants) and learned that there are, in fact, compassionate people who do not name the name of Jesus, nor have any desire to “learn of” Him. (Matthew 11:29) <p>

People seem to forget that evil has to put on a good front, otherwise evil’s would-be dupes will be running for the nearest exit. Uhm, how’s that go...? angel of Light…google time  <p>

For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 11 Corinthians 11:13-14 <p> 

David didn’t get the e-mail for that big meeting – 11/9/17 <p>

(1 Samuel 16:11) and it wasn’t like Jesse and Sons didn’t have employees. (1 Samuel 17:20) <p>

And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him; for we will not sit down till he come hither. (1 Samuel 16:11) <p>

Bet that wasn’t the first time young David was left out of things. <p>

And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle. (1 Samuel 17:20) <p>

Oh but wait, there’s more to this <b>TRUE</b> story. <p>

David’s father, Jesse, had specifically asked him to take food to his brothers, who were on the battle-field. And yeah, being that David didn’t have a smart phone & CNN wasn’t around yet, David had – after leaving “…his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage,..” (1 Samuel 17:22) (guess they had more than one employee, eh?  ) requested news from nearby men & at that time, Goliath starts into spewing some really foul talk. Well of course, David was upset at hearing the Lord’s Name being trashed. That’s when Eliab, David’s oldest brother, launched into his little narc- rage fit. 1 Samuel 17:28 . Followed by David’s polite response 17:29 . Here goes: <p>

And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab’s anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? And with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and that naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightiest see the battle. (1 Samuel 17:28). <p>

What a jerk! <p>

David is obviously a zillion times more a person than i, because i’d a told Eliab to … oooppps, not supposed to use that word. David instead responded with real class – the same real class this teenager had, long before Samuel anointed him king to be (1 Samuel 16:13) right in view of those sour-grapes. <p>

And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause? (1 Samuel 17:29) <p>

Anyway, why is it, that we don’t hear preachers mention David’s struggles as a youth? Why there’s a few Psalms (that i know of – i.e., a preacher oughta know a lot more, since they’re educated and all) which seem to point back to some rough patches. Here’s one: “I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien, unto my mother’s children.” (Psalm 69:8). Another describes mind-gamers in general. “Every day they wrest my words; all their thoughts are against me for evil.” (Psalm 56:5) <p>

And preachers wonder why young people are leaving church congregations in droves? Duh!? <p>