Tuesday, August 16, 2016

"Gothard Explains Why God Allows Child Molestation"


"Gothard Explains Why God Allows Child Molestation"

This topic oddly ties in with my last article. False theology and lies. "God" as the instigator of evil. God has nothing to do with "allowing child molestation" this is the free will a perverted and mostly sociopathic human being. With a 15 year old, we are most likely looking at someone themselves who has been a victim of child molestation.  Homeschoolers Anonymous is correct about it being total victim-blaming. A 4 year old is barely out of babyhood, it is beyond disgusting. If we want to see why the Duggar family ran off the rails, protecting their child molesting son and not his victims, just read Gothard's teachings here. It is very sick stuff. #4 sounds like occult sex magic. One does not get "spiritual powers" via sex. I'm ready to puke. Let's pray for all children caught up in these sick cults.

"God Gave Me Breast Cancer Because He Loves Me"--Atheists Notice False Theology

"God Gave Me Breast Cancer Because He Loves Me"

The ex-IFB pastor wrote this, and while I don't agree with his atheism, I thought,"These Christians claiming God has given them diseases, probably are making more atheists!"

Tada said:

"I’ve often said that our afflictions come from the hand of our all-wise and sovereign God, who loves us and wants what’s best for us. So, although cancer is something new, I am content to receive from God, what ever he deems fit for me. Yes, it’s alarming, but rest assured Ken and I are utterly convinced that God is going to use this to stretch our faith, brighten our hope and strengthen of our witness to others."


In other words, God gave Tada breast cancer because he loved her and deemed it best for her. God gave her cancer so that she and her husband would have more faith and be a stronger witness to others.

Tada’s God is best described as a know-it-all deity who afflicts humans with sickness, disease, suffering, and death because he loves them and wants to increase their faith in him. He then wants them to use the afflictions he gave them to tell others what a wonderful God he is.

Crazy, isn’t it? I doubt if Sigmund Freud could even figure this out.

The Christian interpretation of the Bible presents God as a father and the Christian as a child. Good fathers love, protect,  and nurture their children. They don’t beat them, abuse them, or afflict them with suffering. Every right-minded human being knows what qualities make for a good father. We also know what qualities make for a bad father.

A father who has the power to heal and doesn’t is a bad father. A father who causes suffering, sickness, and disease when he could do otherwise is a bad father. A father who afflicts his child with breast cancer is a bad father. A father who gives his child breast cancer so she can tell everyone what a wonderful father he is, is a bad father. From my seat in the pew, this God-the-father, as presented by modern Christianity, is a bad father.

Tada’s argument for a breast cancer-giving God is one of the reasons I left Christianity. I could no longer believe in a loving God that willingly afflicts and kills his children because he has determined that it is best for them. This God demands the Christian bear whatever affliction he brings upon them, and in true narcissistic fashion also demands that they love him while he is afflicting them. I want nothing to do with such a capricious, vindictive, warped God.

Disease, sickness, suffering, and death are all around us. If God could do something about these things and doesn’t, what are we to make of such a God? What are we to make of a God who is seemingly involved in the intimate details of life, yet when things really matter is absent without leave (AWOL)?

One of my health problems is so bad, I once literally smelled my own flesh rotting, it was an infection I almost died of in my thirties. I am sick now and barely staying out of the hospital writing this while in bed. Please pray for me. I had to work through the issues of suffering for faith long ago. This doesn't mean I don't ever go, "Why God why?" but atheism is not the solution either. Many do not realize the nature of this world we are in. This is one evil place, but blaming God for the evil here, is a path down confusion highway.

I have to admit, that Tada writing that bothered me as much as Bruce Gerenscer. However, Death and illness are not products from God but the result of a natural fallen earth, and sin and evil here.  More and more I see Christians in the church system saying God has sent them "beautiful trials", this bothers me. One lady called her pain and suffering "beautiful trials" directly to me and this gave me a sick feeling inside. It gave me flash-backs to Roman Catholicism where "suffering in itself was a good". Some of my long time readers will remember when I took Mother Teresa to task for advancing those beliefs. 

 I'm not so sure people like that have faced the worse poverty or a falling apart body can bring.  I understand people learning or being changed via troubles--the biblical "refining by fire", but to say God has sent them evil, is false theology. Many people do suffer hideously in this world, and maybe someone could say God is "allowing" it to happen like what happened to Job but to be the instigator of it, no way. God is not the author of evil.

When Bruce G writes: " Tada’s argument for a breast cancer-giving God is one of the reasons I left Christianity. I could no longer believe in a loving God that willingly afflicts and kills his children because he has determined that it is best for them. 


I can't believe in that God either and don't.

People have to get right in their mind Who God is. I fear that many see "God" like an abusive parent, just ready to beat us all up and send us all cancer, and laugh at our misery. Sorry the God, that is Love in the Bible isn't sending anyone cancer, nor cheering for death [remember that gift of eternal life?]this has to do with a natural world where everything falls apart. This place became a cesspit though not hell itself basically when sin and death came in. Human idealism being what it is, it denies the realities of this world.

Hey I know this world is evil. I have seen bad stuff but many people on this earth have suffered far worse.  I think even those women calling their trials "beautiful" are doing whistling by the graveyard stuff, not realizing the depths of decay and despair this world can bring. These atheists complaining about Christians saying God sent them cancer, have a point. Their outrage has a positive moral edge to it in that they hate to see other human beings suffer and their consciences are telling them suffering in this world is horrific but what does their philosophy promise but death and rotting in a grave?  It is a dead end to the suffering. A waste. No hope.  Die and rot, and you rejoin the earth and your mind becomes mush and goop within a coffin.  If they think God is so "cruel", how "cruel" is that fate? Of course we must warn them of the reality of hell, but their beliefs hold no promises either.

 Some of the more fortunate atheists who had children may see themselves living through them, but many don't have children in this world. I almost died as an atheist too, that time of asthma, and I had the edge of terror believing I would no longer exist. Their atheism is a dead end too. Sadly the "Christians" who believe God wants to torture and beat them in this world are not helping out the rest of us trying to get the gospel out there. I've had some strange thoughts about how the authoritarianism and other bad attributes of Dominionism and false fundamentalist churches has added to this problem too. These are things I'm pondering. The Armageddon lovers seem to have a "God" they can't wait to punch out the entire world.  Do MEAN CHRISTIANS have a MEAN "GOD"?


I John 4:8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.


Atheists

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Russia Outlaws Christian Witnessing

[not an endorsement of Vigilant Christian but for information]

"Russian president Vladimir Putin approved a package of anti-terrorism laws that usher in tighter restrictions on missionary activity and evangelism.
Despite prayers and protests from religious leaders and human rights advocates, the Kremlin announced Putin’s approval yesterday. The amendments, including laws against sharing faith in homes, online, or anywhere but recognized church buildings, go into effect July 20.
Christians in Russia won’t be allowed to email their friends an invitation to church or to evangelize in their own homes if Russia’s newest set of surveillance and anti-terrorism laws are enacted.
The proposed laws, considered the country’s most restrictive measures in post-Soviet history, place broad limitations on missionary work, including preaching, teaching, and engaging in any activity designed to recruit people into a religious group.
To share their faith, citizens must secure a government permit through a registered religious organization, and they cannot evangelize anywhere besides churches and other religious sites. The restrictions even apply to activity in private residences and online.
Following a wave of Russian nationalist propaganda, the laws passed almost unanimously in the Duma
Proposed by United Russia party lawmaker Irina Yarovaya, the law appears to target religious groups outside the Russian Orthodox church. Because it defines missionary activities as religious practices to spread a faith beyond its members, “if that is interpreted as the Moscow Patriarchate is likely to, it will mean the Orthodox Church can go after ethnic Russians but that no other church will be allowed to,” according to Frank Goble, an expert on religious and ethnic issues in the region.
Russian nationalist identity remains tied up with the Russian Orthodox church.
Stalin-era religious restrictions—including outlawing religious activity outside of registered churches and banning parents from teaching faith to their kids—remained on the books until the collapse of the Soviet Union, though the government enforced them only selectively.
Some have questioned whether the government could or would monitor religious activity in private Christian homes.
“I don’t think you can overestimate the Russian government’s willingess to exert control,” Aikman told CT. If history is any indication, the proposed regulations reveal a pattern of “creeping totalitarianism” in the country, he said.
The so-called Big Brother laws also introduce widespread surveillance of online activity, including requiring encrypted apps to give the government the power to decode them, and assigning stronger punishments for extremism and terrorism.
The proposal is an “attack on freedom of expression, freedom of conscience, and the right to privacy that gives law enforcement unreasonably broad powers,” the humanitarian group Human Rights Watch told The Guardian.
If passed, the anti-evangelism law carries fines up to US $780 for an individual and $15,500 for an organization. Foreign visitors who violate the law face deportation.
Russia has already moved to contain foreign missionaries. The “foreign agent” law, adopted in 2012, requires groups from abroad to file detailed paperwork and be subject to government audits and raids. Since then, the NGO sector has shrunk by a third, according to government statistics.
“In Moscow, we shared an office with 24 organizations. Not a single foreign expatriate mission is there now,” Rakhuba previously told CT. “They could not re-register. Missionaries could not return to Russia because they could not renew their visas. It is next to impossible to get registration as a foreign organization today.”
While Russia’s evangelicals pray that the proposed regulations are amended or vetoed, they have gone underground before, and they’ll be willing to do it again, Rakhuba said.
“They say, ‘If it will come to it, it’s not going to stop us from worshiping and sharing our faith,’” he wrote. “The Great Commission isn’t just for a time of freedom.”

This is very important to warn about. Basically they have outlawed working out of approved churches and noticed even ONLINE. This means if I was Russian which I am not, I am an American citizen, this blog would be immediately outlawed and shut down. I always warned on this blog, they would create laws where those outside the accepted "harlot" church system would be silenced, and we see this happening in Russia.

Notice too they used TERRORISM laws to do this. Now imagine churches united with the Roman Catholic church and who are ecumenical with it and it's harlots pushing for laws like this HERE.

Some say Trump is going to win the presidential election, and "unity" with Russia is on the game plan. I don't know. I do see America especially under the lash of Isis [created by the powers that be or not]  and terrorism especially if European level crises come here, doing a full sweep outlawing of all religious activities outside of organized religion and "official churches". This would be far harder to pull off in America but there are many who would be interested in silencing the gospel being preached.

Keep in mind here too the Roman Catholic church continues it's unity dance with the Orthodox church [warning Catholic link, used for information]

Franklin Graham cancelled his summit there.

I have Russian traffic on this blog...Pray for Christians in Russia.

I plan to study this issue more....

Why Does Steve Anderson Want to Arm Wrestle Women?



 I didn't use the word misogynistic so he probably meant someone else in this recent "sermon"....

but I do wonder if he saw this post.....

Women Treated Like Dirt in Some Fundamentalist Churches

One thing I would like to say....is not everything is a power game in this world. 

There are people who seek a decent life outside of a control and power matrix. Head of the household does not mean dictator. It means a man protecting and providing for a wife, and a family if they have children. There may be times when a couple disagrees where a man has to make a final decision and be a leader but it is not about the power games the patriarchialists are so in love with. I wear dresses, I am not legalistic about pants on women but choose personally not to wear them. I  cooked two meals for my husband today. Trust me the feminists would not have me either. I have no great glorious career to boast of and Gloria Steinem makes me nauseous.

He is foolish to challenge women to arm wrestle him. There is shows his focus on power and authoritarianism. He's a young man, hopefully most would out grow attitudes like this. Old age probably will bring that pride down a few notches. Everyone ages. Right there, we see his view of woman, as being "weaker" in a power mongering way but not the true different way. Not everyone who disagrees with him is a raving feminist.  I have written on this blog, women should not be in combat. What if he is sick in bed one day and has grown old or had a stroke. His wife may be the "stronger" one then? Also a grown woman is not a child to be corrected like a child.

I did arm wrestle a few guys jokingly as a young woman. Probably one or two let me win.  If I was 20-21 again since I was almost 6 feet tall, and as big and tall as most men and had past employment working with really tough violent youths, I may have taken on a challenge like that. "Sure I'll arm wrestle you" but honestly what would it mean even if I was young and strong again and could win the challenge. "Might makes right"? Doesn't he realize true leadership comes about from guidance not power and control? 

This kind of preaching actually innoculates non-believers against the gospel. He preaches in a way to create outrage. That's a major problem. Almost like the worse stereotypes of Christians to be fulfilled for the eyes of the world.

1 Peter: 5:3

Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock



Tuesday, August 2, 2016

China's rating system?


China's Social Credit System And obviously the system will mark who society considers "undesirables" and the poor like in America's credit system will usually have lower scores.

PokemonGo and Augmented Reality





I am posting this video for information, I do not agree with everything in it, but some of the points are real concerns and I haven't had time to check out the videographer. It is hard to find legitimate videos. Even this one I posted above weird symbols come on it at the start and well I avoided even posting this one, which you can "see" why....



Remember Pokemon means POCKET MONSTERS aka "Demons". Having young people running around looking for little fantasy monsters is a big time waster. Since the maps and monsters are determined by the company wouldn't it be a way to assemble people in certain areas? Couldn't that be put to use? Also they will know where people are traveling and can measure their scope of travel. It is interesting to me how now they are blurring reality and video games and this definitely will affect minds in some very negative ways. There is already many mentally ill young people out there for instance who "see things" and who have psychosis problems, and having teens trained to look for little pocket monsters like drunks used to see the pink elephants while on a bender, is NOT a GOOD THING!

I was going to do an article on anime long ago and never got to it, but I have seen and read anime before.  I don't like anime and don't read it now. Anime is so occult filled it blew my mind with constant symbols I describe here, and focus on supernatural, ghosts and spirits. Pokemon since the 1990s has been an outgrowth of that. These are not cute and cuddly teddy bears or ziggy dolls but one's with horns, dragons and "monster" looks.

Augmented reality is dangerous, think of the warnings in the bible about vain imaginations kicked up a few notches.  They don't even know the psychological and emotional effects that will come about from it. Once some friends asked me to play Sims, I'm not sure if that game even still exists or not where people mold their own persona and avatars and build an "online community" of digital human. It seemed to cross some lines to me, I did not want crossed. It is the same for these Pokemon "monsters" showing up in your local park or school parking lot.

When I left my rural community 9 years ago, I had culture shock coming here with all the smart phones, people didn't talk to each other so much. The modern technology is affecting people in very negative fashions. People don't talk to one another and are glued to their screens even after leaving the house. It is like they are all directed by these programs and programming. Young people seem to be becoming even more glued to the smart phones then ever before. I'm old enough to remember a very different world and feel more unsettled about this. Sometimes I will be taking a walk outside and notice no one even looks at each other anymore. I even have said, "Why go outside if you are going to remain glued to a screen"?

If they blur technology and reality more and more, there's going to be less reality based people.

Modern technology is taking human beings to some really bad places.

2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV
 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

Alex Jones: The Pope is Satanic



Readers of my blog know I consider Alex Jones false. Here he kind of comes from the Trad Catholic position in a way where the present Pope is evil, but the other ones were "good". No the office of the papacy has always been evil and the Catholic church is false. Pope Francis has continued the agenda of all the ones before him. It's odd to me that they have Alex Jones warning of the Pope now, but there's some reason for it. Maybe the red tail is to name him as a "Commie" so there will be more Alex Jones readers who vote for Trump.  I consider the Pope bad news too, so don't think I've changed my mind about that!