Friday, July 24, 2015

"Why Does God Allow Suffering and Pain?"



Tell me what you think of this one. It shows mainstream evangelicals in the church system struggling with one of life's biggest questions. Some of them are definitely Emergent types.

I wonder about the inverse side of the coin of "Have the Best Life Now" teachings and worry that it is one will always find meaning in suffering or suffering will always make one more godly. Suffering is supposed to bring great insight and change. This isn't always true. There are some false messages out there that I worry muddy the waters.

Not every illness or disaster or suffering will bring great spiritual lessons. We are in a natural world open to disease, sin and accidents. In fact I dare say this teaching can actually influence people away from God especially if they have suffered deeply in their lives or lost several people to death. Yes there is suffering that comes from sin and even demonic attacks, but much suffering in this world is from it's natural and fallen state.

I know this is a complex issue, but just thinking aloud for this article. God does use evil for good but I worry about these false messages in Christianity. Many atheists go running for the hills when cultural Christians provide weak answers to some of these life questions or teach people meaning will always be found in suffering. In fact these are some things that lead many to turn away from God, and if god "allows" the suffering, doesn't that mean god is cruel? I can count dozens who have told me this refusing the gospel.

I had the weird experience the other week, being at a coffeeshop with a few acquaintances in town and one has stage IV colon cancer. She was being "brave" and then told me and a few others, "I know God sent me this cancer to change me and teach me some spiritual lessons". I was horrified. Cancer from God? Maybe it would be better stated to say that God would use her horrific illness for some good, but this one spiritually troubled me. She is in a mainstream church. I told her, I do not believe God sends anyone illness and that illness is part of a fallen world and that God is not the author of evil. She knows I have suffered severe illness and from a young age, so I hope I woke her up.

So few understand the core basic, that death and disease came to this world via sin. Jesus came to bring us more abundant life and eternal life, not suffering and death. Salvation in Jesus Christ is the lifeline out of the muck and sufferings of this world.

 I can't even count how many atheists have said to me, "How could there be a God when thousands die in disasters?" I think there is this trend in American society where everything that happens in this world must have meaning or some kind of positive outcome actually adds more confusion to these questions.

Bad things happen in this world.  Sin [both our own and others and even that of Adam and Eve] brought death and suffering into this world. Satan is the prince of this earth. The bible makes clear this world is a vale of tears for us all:

Ecclesiastes 7King James Version (KJV) 7 A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.

One thing I thought about watching this video is that suffering is for special people. It will only happen to a select group. All of us will see people die and then die ourselves. Maybe the upper middle class academic vibe to this video gave me that feeling.

Michael Frost, a professor of theology explores the free-will issue and there is some truth there, that people do make choices [well sins] that will bring good or bad. Of course even there that is limited. Bad things happen to people who make good decisions too. American culture is awash in the concept that "good choices" determine one's destiny.

 The Bible says it rains on the just and unjust. Sadly in our culture, we know that there is that undercurrent that those who have made good decisions supposedly benefit from having a good life and those who have made poor ones supposedly have bad lives. Things don't work that way. The poor are often oppressed with that one.

Alan Hirsch a philosopher talks about earthquakes and hurricanes that kill thousands. He is correct that there are extreme limitations in the Eastern philosophies of why suffering occurs, since they say this life isn't real, or promote the idea of karma. Karma is when one is suffering in this life for the misdeeds of the supposed last life. He seems to see Christianity as the "best religion" which I don't agree with. It is the only one that is true.

Angie Smith who lost her baby has a poignant experience to share and seems to have grown closer to God through her deep loss and grief. Jo Saxton is right in saying Christians should be allowed to cry. Sadly there are false teachers out there that condemn all emotions. She sticks to the verse, "I know my Redeemer Lives".

Hugh Halter is a man who had a son with severe disability and talks about his son's life and impact. Gideon Tsang, says earlier in a kind of fuzzy-way that lack of love causes suffering but then are plenty who love who suffer too. In fact sometimes I think suffering can be deeper when it comes to grief for those who love deeper. Of course he has the view that God will heal THIS world which I do not agree with.

Mike Breen sees God as a "hero". That one has too much overlap with Superheroes for me. Explore God is a multi-denominational evangelical group so obviously I won't agree with everything on the video. I worry about Catholic view of suffering where suffering for suffering's sake is seen as redeemable. They don't come out so direct with that one but see a few glimmers of it. I do worry sometimes that the denial of suffering in American culture has led our culture to a strange place where suffering is seen as the exception and not for everyone. This idea that God "allows" suffering bothers me too. It is one I have thought on for many years.

There will be suffering for the gospel, martyrship and the like. There is chastisement and God will even use suffering for the greater good but there are some subtle teachings with suffering that should worry us. Jesus Christ came to save us from death and to offer us eternal life and God offers us a future free of suffering with salvation in Him.

Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Wesley Clark: Internment Camps for "Disloyal Americans"



Why do they keep letting in the "radicalized" immigrants? Hmmm he won't answer that. They'd rather cancel all freedom of speech for USA citizens and make the official rules to "intern" anyone who disagrees. They are moving the goal posts and is this to be focused on the Sharia law crowd who are allowed to flow over the borders unhindered ? This has been the technique of all totalitarian governments.

Second Planned Parenthood Exposure Video



Here's a second video that has been released discussing the money to change hands for the "donation" of baby body parts.

Satanic Abortion: Planned Parenthood Uses Partial-Birth Abortions to Sell Body Parts

Saturday, July 18, 2015

A Church Gets Greedy





It's surprising more of them haven't thought of this, sending out collection notices for tithes. This church definitely over-stepped boundaries and you wonder if they influenced people's credits ratings? More may follow in this church's footsteps. I have heard of certain tithe levels to influence voting ability with churches. Sadly in the church, those with the most money have the most influence there too. The families that contribute the most, make most of the decisions and get more of the pastor's time. Look how much cash this church wants for special events! I hope this lady finds out the truth about churches.

Churches will help people with food and other things and I've gotten help from churches before so I can't say they do not help anyone, many do but from the vantage point of being poor myself, church is for middle class people and above with expendable income. I'm out of the church system for other reasons, but lack of money alone and the feelings of shame in "not contributing" would be a reason to have left too. Class differences do influence spiritual practices. In America many of the poor are closed out of society. and it's happening in churches too.

Even at the church I just left, they had a banquet dinner I could not attend nor could I afford it. We are low income enough where prepaying 30 dollars for a dinner for two is a burden. We simply did not have it. The poor really have left the churches. We don't belong. You feel the pain of not having money or anything to give the church. Even invitations to a shower or wedding held at the church can be a burden as well when there is no money to buy a good present or even something simple from thrift. Culturally my own class division from the church world only grew more extreme as the years went by and as I aged.

The pastors and others notice who is only throwing 5 bucks in the basket on Sunday morning and who can give real money. Churches at least where I live are predominantly middle class and above, and there is a reason for that. Who can afford church anymore?  Just the fact money runs so much of the show tells you the system is false. Don't get me started on other aspects. I know this female Lutheran-ordained would-be minister where a seminary she graduated from left her with 100,000 in student loans. What kind of tuition did that place charge? And what kind of money did they expect her to make? Get this, even if you have the degree, they don't place you, and she can't get a job as a pastor. I don't agree with female pastors or Lutheranism but something is very wrong with that picture. Deeply wrong.

The bible says this...

Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the thing which he possessed was his own; but they had all things in common.

Tithing is a false teaching.


Betrayal


Matthew 24: 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
 
This is an interesting verse, and I wanted to explore it. We are warned betrayal will increase. This world as many of us know is growing steadily more wicked. Everything is about competition and measuring up. One thing writing this blog, I took some major hits even in real life, I spoke of betraying people in the earlier article warning about Christian message boards.

I did have people enter my real life years ago when I even started warning about the interfaith movement on message boards. One tried to take me down the Calvary Chapel of highway lies, another pressured me into thinking Roger Oakland was a true preacher even with the discrepancies of years ago. Life because of this blog has been very strange for me at times.

Every blog out there that speaks any truth, it seems people who want to work on you come out of the woodwork. Trust me on this one. This is a given. Even if you think your blog is little and "small potatoes", trust me they will surprise you.

I think of my years of disappointments figuring out that so many online "discernment" ministries are false. I don't expect everyone to agree with everything I write, I am human and make mistakes and so do other humans. Obviously in many cases finding huge discrepancies and other problems on websites, one figures it out. Some will even make obvious "hand-signs" on their websites. Others will cling to positions that make no sense among others. I can handle people who are sincere and disagree with me but the problem is there are a lot of wolves out there and they aren't sincere. As the Bible warns us, we are sheep among many wolves.

Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

 It's scary that the gathering enemies were so immense since I am a peaceful person. I'm not living in a bunker or calling for anyone do anything evil. I don't want any enemies. With all of the betrayers, I wanted to be their friend and wanted them to be real and wanted positive fellowship but it was impossible. It hurt inside to find out what was really going on. God warns us we will be betrayed. Jesus was betrayed as well.

Luke 22:48 But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?

 If you write any truths online, know that the Trojan horses will come out of the woodwork. Trust me on this. All of these false friendships gave me deep feelings of betrayal. I was betrayed massively. One even went on to trash me on a shared message board. With a few of them, things could have been worse, I felt God had warned me about them and in one case I even dreamed that things were very wrong. On the surface many of these folks were kind, good and giving but they all had an agenda and in that laid terrible betrayal.

Spiritual abuse can be where some of the greatest betrayals can lie. Many people have told me how churches or people within churches betrayed them spiritually or they were offered healing via deliverance and other ministries which became controlling and dysfunctional.  Often the healing was done under the guise of focusing on their faults or telling them they were demonized and leading them to disheartenment. Be careful of deliverance ministries, I don't trust them at all, and even if on the surface, the prayers seem good in renouncing evil, be mindful of those who grow more legalistic or try and/or seek control. They often can have an agenda. People who have been severely abused or who have gone through horrific things will often be vulnerable to the predations of false deliverance ministries.

Often these types will change the goal posts, and put people in the place of pleasing a false pastor or them more then Jesus Christ. Many people who are lured into cults, or who are spiritually abused, are seeking fellowship and companionship and there the love-bombers and liars lay in wait.

A couple months ago, I lost a local friend.  She never was a friend. This was not an online Trojan horse but a real person who lived locally.  She did not like my ideas even though I was slowly introducing her to things and she was growing more and more angry. She did not show this anger and kept false smiles on her face however I felt near the end especially God was warning me too about her. She was so "good" at faking things, that my husband even told me, "I thought this was a near and dear friend, you two laughed together so much. She must have been one of the greatest actors in the world." I said, "I knew something was going wrong behind the scenes."

Think of that word betrayal. People fool us and we think they are something they are not. They are smiling and laughing towards us while planning destruction. Many are flat out predators. I had the predators who because of this blog decided to "work on" me, and I also have encountered emotional predators in the real world. Hopefully with time and seasoning and God's help, I am learning to recognize would-be predators faster.

I am not a perfect person and have many faults but one thing is if you are true Christian, people will hate you for it. I am not someone who acts like a snobby church lady berating people for not following rules. I don't hit anyone over the head with my Bible. However even with time, people realize where you are spiritually at, and as Jesus Christ warned us, we will be hated. Often some of my hatred in the real world came when some realized I did not hold to this world's values. They saw me as a "troublemaker".  One time I got in trouble for telling people, that this world makes everyone chase carrots on sticks and we should look to God's standards instead.

The local friend gossiped about me and sided with an enemy of mine. This is someone who mocked me for being a Christian and put me down in front of others. Oddly in this case, this other lady had a son, who had become new world order aware and was either a Christian and/or very open to it. She was walking around telling everyone how "mentally ill" this son was and this betraying false friend of mine sided with her. I am praying for that young man.

The betrayers will present themselves as kind and good to us but inward they will be wolves in sheep's clothing. Wolves smile on the outside while planning evil. Too many Christians are kept na├»ve in the churches, so even the most false sociopathic pastors now are loved and lauded. In fact in this wicked world, it is most often the most dark and evil who have gained popularity and the love of the masses. I notice a lot of the pastors are way too charismatic, a lot of smiles, but very little realness. Have you ever wondered why that is? Why do the most evil get the most attention in this evil world? Proverbs 73 warns us that the wicked will prosper.

 Very few miss this simple concept that the most wicked often appear the most good, loving and kind. One technique of sociopaths even is to do "love-bombings" on their future victims to prep them to be compliant and taken by surprise. This is one thing to be wary of. If you meet up with someone who never can admit they are wrong about anything, be very careful. That is a red flag even if they are nice to you. Personalities where they are "never wrong" and always in total control, be mindful and remember some of these warnings.

Spiritually we will make many angry at us. I had preached the gospel to the false friend and she through a feigned smile had told me she had been "born again" and loved and believed in Jesus Christ but I kept wondering through the next few years why she was clinging to a false church. She was in a conservative Lutheran church and I did my best to tell her the truth. One thing you will discover, is even in friendship if someone cannot tolerate the preaching of the gospel or the truth, they will depart from you even before you may make the decision to depart from them. Even if you take things slowly, if they have no love of the truth, things will come to a head one day.

Things got very odd during one of the last times we were together, she brought up this strange point to me, "Politicians are people too and usually good ones!" She was angry at me for questioning the political system. Her messages for me to conform, actually got stronger and stronger. She tried to tell me what to talk about even between ourselves. She was angry and outraged at my beliefs. I wasn't speaking about the new world order to her, but because I had told her a few things how the world system worked, she was not happy with me. She told me to stop speaking out against false churches and pastors and was outraged at my beliefs about the church system.

Perhaps some of you relate to this, you're a Christian that knows what is really going down. I'm not bragging here as there is plenty I do not know, but you are a Christian who God has shown the truth to about the churches and you start feeling very separate from others. You start getting that feeling if people really know you or what you stand for, they won't like you and will reject you. You meet the few who do really love you, but the world has become a harsh task master. With the rejection, it's already happened once some have found out how you truly believe! You sit in a church, hoping to find fellowship, and you get that wary feeling, knowing if you open your mouth about anything of importance there may be trouble. You noticed that there is little chance for any true personal discussions and think this is by plan via pastors who don't want any dissent in the ranks.  This feels like a betrayal of another sort.

Maybe like me, you have lost your family already, my spouse is supportive of my faith thank God. I have only very few relatives I am in any contact with, and even there they do not agree with my religious beliefs. Others I departed from knowing there was no other choice, God commands us to depart from the wicked. This can feel very difficult. I think about my years of rejecting Catholicism within my own family which even happened years before I was born again, knowing something was very wrong with the religion. I was closed out by a very young age for rejecting Catholicism and for standing up against evil. This is betrayal to lose your family over religious beliefs. Of course they think I am the betrayer for leaving Catholicism.

Betrayal from those you grew intimate with or shared many personal things with or thought you were friends can be among some of the most painful things to go through. You open up to someone only to get squashed. In this pain however, we can grow closer to God in calling out to Him. We are to forgive those God leads us to forgive and to depart from any reprobates, and leave them to God.

There are those who have faced far worse betrayals of course in the world to the point of losing their lives. I have met those who have had worse spiritual abuse and entire churches betraying them and abusing them. The offense and hatred against true Christians is growing in many circles. The offense and hatred even with the false church system is growing for those who stand against it's wickedness.

I am noticing something about the "cultural Christianity" world. The people in that world seem to be very loved by the world. They have close ties with people in their church. They are close to their families. No one is betraying them. They are conforming to the system. Sometimes I feel nervous that I seem to upset people so and even at times have sinfully envied the ones who easily conformed, but while they are ignoring matters of conscience, I'm trying to follow mine and where God directs me.

They are popular and well-established in the community. Some have music ministries and others.  Sometimes my own thoughts about these things trouble me, and I worry about my own cynicism as many of these folks are "nice" people but they aren't paying any price in this world for any religious stands. Most are very kind to me if I stay "happy acquaintances" with them and don't go too deep.  There are a few who are okay with me even if I tell them my true beliefs but they are more the minority.  Many of the "cultural Christians" are embraced, the world loves them. They aren't getting into  social troubles like me. They aren't being betrayed. Doesn't that represent a problem of sorts?

I was reading this verse the other day, and notice how Jesus warned "all men", that's not just a few, that's just about everyone. It says we will be hated. Otherwise why did Jesus say ALL men? He didn't say a few.  Betrayal comes with being hated. Jesus is warning us we will be hated.

Matt 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

How does one deal with betrayal? It helps me to know that Jesus Christ went through betrayal via Judas. His friends turned against him. [John 13:18, Mark 14:50] So even our Lord and Savior had to personally deal with these pains. This helps one feel not alone in betrayals. The fact that God Himself warned us what would happen to us, should give us a feeling of comfort and knowing we will be blessed for His name's sake. God comes first to me. I know with the betrayals that happened, there was no other choice, as I could not submit to other human beings and forsake God at their direction.

So often the Christian will be betrayed for refusing to betray God.


Satanic Abortion: Planned Parenthood Uses Partial-Birth Abortions to Sell Body Parts

Warning on this video: graphic and discussion of selling of body parts.




Planned Parenthood has been exposed. Many have warned how they profit off the donation of fetal body parts for decades. Everything done in darkness is being exposed to the light. This murder mill is being exposed for what it is. This "doctor" in her callous and sociopathic discussion of baby body parts, is definitely one of Satan's own and possession wouldn't be too much of an extreme theory either. This is a murder market where they are selling body parts of aborted fetuses under the guise of "donations".

Of course, it doesn't seem to make sense that it is all for "research" either. Why are livers popular? Regrowing livers for the elite? What do they need the heads for? Satanic rituals?  Here you see human sacrifice being done for Molech via the human holocaust of abortion while body parts of human beings are sold off for profit. I don't know much about the group "Center for Medical Progress", their website doesn't provide many answers but this group has now showed the world, the depth of depravity this world has sunk to.

Planned Parenthood took this one seriously enough for their president to come on in this video and condemn the staff member for their "tone". That's an understatement of the year.  Condemning her employee for lacking "compassion" is hypocritical when there is no compassion when it comes to the murder of abortion.  Notice how she uses the word "tissue" over and over, for the disbursement of baby body parts.  Hey they did this for decades calling fetuses "just a clump of cells". They claim this is all "donation" for medical research but obviously given the above video, some money is changing hands, people are profiting off murder and death.



Planned Parenthood Head Apologizes for Official's Fetal Organ Comments, as Fall-out Grows.

"The video shows Nucatola at a lunch with two anti-abortion activists posing at representatives of a biotech firm apparently interested in talking about fetal tissue donations. It shows her munching on what looks like salad and sipping on red wine while discussing fetal lungs and “lower extremities” in hot demand.  

She says in the video: "We've been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I'm not gonna crush that part, I'm gonna basically crush below, I'm gonna crush above, and I'm gonna see if I can get it all intact."

The evil of this is horrifying.

Leviticus 18:21 And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

Revelation 21:8 But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars--their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death."



Sunday, July 12, 2015

Chuck Missler Appears on the Jim Bakker Show



Jim Bakker I always considered a phony, most of the world has too, especially given the scandals of the 1980s, but the false apostate church made a place for him even if it is a diminished place. A reader told me about this, and pointed out Missler is wearing an American flag upside down. Usually on "patriot" websites that is a sign of America being in distress. I don't know Missler's exact reasoning but perhaps he has a message to give others.

Here the errors I pointed out in the last article are continued, with America as "Christian nation". They worry far more about America don't they then anyone ending up in hell.

"Why hasn't God judged America yet?" Didn't Chuck Missler move to New Zealand? Why quote Thomas Jefferson? Jefferson is counted among the Unitarians as one of their own since he rewrote the bible taking all miracles out of it. Of course Missler continues with the usual Zionist line. They almost seem eager for judgement to come to America. Missler brings up Germany and the collapse of the American dollar. Hey the economic collapse is part of the set-up because you know they will have "solutions" to offer once that happens.