“Racism is Odious” note by Victor P.

“Racism is Odious” note by Victor P.

Racism is odious and should be an unconscionable stance to all true Christians.
If you call yourself a Christian but you’re a racist, then you’re contradiction, a pretender.
You can’t claim to love Christ and hate people of different skin color or believe you’re superior just because of your skin color or where you were born.
Your concept of Christianity is a parody, a travesty, and would be laughable if it weren’t so disgusting.
Spew out your pathetic superiority complex and embrace a spiritual and mental purging that you desperately need, even if you don’t think you need it, you really do.
God’s not amused with your perverted idea of Christianity that allows you to be a racist and still call yourself a Christian.
God doesn’t care about your bag of ready excuses; He demands you change your ways, repent, or stop calling yourself a Christian because you’re really not.
There’s no such thing as Christian racists, just lukewarm pretenders who deceive themselves thinking they’re something they’re really not.

expectations and disappointments

Warning: great expectations may lead to great disappointments. Sometimes the greater the expectations, the greater the disappointments are as possible results. Much depends on what our great expectations are, though.

-thought by me

“Why We Struggle With Trusting God” Note by me.

“Why We Struggle With Trusting God” Note by me.

–Originally just a comment; posted here for readers’ benefit and for God’s glory.–

We struggle with trusting God because, well, it’s natural, we’re still in our present bodies and all the imperfections and deficiencies that come with it.

Apostle Paul was very aware of the struggle taking place in each of us, the struggle of flesh against spirit, trust against doubt, pride against humility, hate against love; struggles against temptations, enemy attacks, and other things that we will encounter and experience and fight until the day we die.

We must daily die to ourselves,and daily be made alive to Christ; He’s our Sustainer, Healer, Master, Lord, Friend, Great Physician, sole source of strength, our very life and breath, our all in all, the one we must daily fix our eyes on, the one who can help us in our infirmities, He can help us obey, trust, grow, love, help, and do all we can’t without Him and His grace and love.

God’s the unchanging one when our circumstances change, when doubts come and feeling change, when friends leave and we may feel all alone, He’s the one who’ll never leave of forsake us.

God’s the one we need to turn to for all things, we have not the strength to get through everything that comes our way. To God be all the glory!

“We are philosophers all, theologians all, warriors all” by me.

“We are philosophers all, theologians all, warriors all” by me.
We are philosophers all, theologians all, warriors all. But some are good only at being one of those and terrible at being the any of other.
Being philosophers all we must ask the questions and find the answers, slackers and idle minds won’t achieve much at all; anti-intellectuality is not a virtue.
Being theologians all it is our responsibility to find the truth about the Creator, to study all about Him, to acquaint ourselves with Him, to surrender our whole being to Him, to guard the truth He has revealed about Himself in His Holy Word; all counterfeits must be rejected, all idols must be destroyed. All that God says is true must be held to be true by us too lest we make God a liar. Study God and not a counterfeit; study not an idol made to fit natural man’s preferences, study the real God, all other gods are worthless and none of them are worth anyone’s time.
Being warriors all we are all on one side or the other in the very real war that shall not end for us until we die and won’t end for the world and indeed until Christ returns as He said; true, the war has already been won by God but we must still fight, there are still many battles for us to fight, we all have things God calls us to do, people to fight for, lost souls to pray for, so much to do, so little time, too much distraction vying for our attention; idleness the easiest road but a harmful one to be on. There is no middle ground to lie and wait for the war to end and then side with whom we will; there’s no fence to sit on, there’s no neutral place where we are free from choosing, from responsibility, from taking part in the unseen war that’s going on even now. We all have our duties, tasks, assignments, callings, missions, battles, and ignoring those things won’t get us anything good, that’s for sure.
If we want to pretend we’re not in this war, we’re just blindfolded warriors, self-deceived soldiers on the battlefield, we makes ourselves easy prey for the enemy, we basically say we don’t care about fighting for the good and right, fighting on the winning side. Such folly won’t be excused, nor will our playing ignorant of the reality of the spiritual, unseen war.
Just my thoughts shared; I hope it may benefit some who read it.

A Quote and a Note (1)

Quote:

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My note/comment:

Also, Jesus said to preach the Gospel to every creature and that means:
Share it, Preach it
to every sin-diseased wretch walking the cold and dying world;
to every proud fool who thinks life without God is worth living;
to all the self-righteous and hypocritical;
to all the richest and poorest;
to the most famous and to the rejected and isolated;
to the seemingly-happy and to the miserable and despairing;
to all the religiously active but spiritually dead;
to all the pagans, heathen, idolaters of all varieties;
to every person who is not saved, who hasn’t heard the Gospel,
to all who are alive and well and to those ill and half-dead.

Jesus didn’t make exceptions to who must hear the Gospel so we dare not assume or make up our own exclusions and exceptions.

“Fame’s a Pedestal of Expectations” Note by me.

“Fame’s a Pedestal of Expectations” Note by me.

–Originally just a comment; shared here as a note–

Fame’s a pedestal of expectations that can’t be met by the famous for they are but our fellow sinners, flawed, imperfect, broken, and sadly too many of the famous live in denial of this and let fame get to their head, clouding their judgment, leading them down darker and darker roads in life.

If they can’t admit they’re sinful, flawed, imperfect, broken, then their life (or existence) is based on denial of a very important truth that can pave the way to right road, to look beyond imperfect self to something beyond self, to get a glimpse of that transcendental reality that is God.

God is that too-often ignored Creator of all things who made every individual, calls each to embrace Him and have eyes opened to a reality that they’ve been blind to; to answer a call the world can never give; to love without pretending; to be set free from the easily-besetting sin; to be put on a road that has to do with the eternal instead of temporal; to truly live and be all they can be in the grace and strength of the God who created them.

“Honesty Coupled With Truth” Note by me.

“Honesty Coupled With Truth” Note by me.

–Originally just a comment; shared here as a note–

Honesty’s great and better when coupled with the truth that can shine like a great light in the midst of half-truths and whole lies.
Where can more such honesty be found?
Cliches and small talk abound.
Introspection is like a lost art.
Insight seems to cost too much.
Concern for the state of one’s soul is too often pushed aside to much later in life.
Genuine concern for another’s spiritual needs to many seems to only take away time they’d rather use for something else (though of lesser importance and likely only of temporal value).

Seeking more such honesty as will surely take some work, to find it, and apply it to self to open a window to look within and say what’s really there, to let Christ illuminate it and bring out what’s hidden from all because of fear and pride still alive in self.