Thank God for all …

Thank God for all we have, for all we’re given.
May we not squander, waste, misuse or abuse it.
May we be wise stewards of all God has given and entrusted us with.
It is a joy and a responsibility.

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“Until One Comes to Know and Love God” written by me.

“Until One Comes to Know and Love God” written by me.

Until one has come to a point in life, the point of an actual realization that they are accountable to God who is One infinitely more powerful than they are;
the One who has created them and sustains them every moment of life and existence;
the One who can rightly and truly lay claim to them, lay claim over their life completely;
the One to whom they must ultimately answer for all their actions when their life here ends;
until that point the person can rightly be called ignorant of an ultimate reality in which all humans live and exist, a truth which can be denied but not destroyed.

If they have heard that truth but keep rejecting it, scoffing, mocking, ignoring, or hating it, it may simply be said they consider or want to be their own god, to have none greater than themselves to answer to, to ultimately be their only true ruler and thus all others are usurpers and makers of false claims upon the person’s life.

Such a person has remained behind the line that separates truth and lie; they remain behind the line that leads to the illumination of truths, the opposite of the lies they have believed and lived by in life.

These people may believe they have what they need but it is not what they need, it is what they want, what the self desires, what the lies make appear as need but it is not.

They can rightly be called presently ignorant and deceived for that is how God sees them but He does not want any to remain so but rather to receive new life, to come to repentance, to be born again as Christ said, to have their hearts replaced, remade, renovated, to become who they were meant to become, to do what they should do, to love as they are loved, to think as they ought, to have what they need and not desire at the moment.

This being God’s desire and will may appear to many people confining, restrictive, even oppressive, but they do not see or understand their actual need or what was originally planned and willed for them or what is ultimately good for them.

If their hearts remain cold and hard and their mind keeps rejecting the truth, it is quite possible that they will keep rejecting the truth until they die, to their own peril and doom.

If their self is the I’m-my-own-god sort of high degree these usually meet their end as conviced of their own autonomy and judges of their own goodness and destiny, a sad sight for clear minds who know the truth of the matter is the opposite of such peole’s beliefs, or rather delusions.

What does not correspond to reality is unreality or irreality and should be fought against, rejected by those who have had their minds opened and illuminated by the Holy Spirit who is the Spirit of truth.

Without this mind-opening, this illumination, understanding, people remain in the dark, ignorant, deceived, blind, and are in need of what they have not, whether because of the self and pride rejecting God and truth, or other reasons.

All these need God, they need a Savior for they are not saved, their spirit is dead and their soul is lost;
they need God’s forgiveness for they are not yet forgiven for their many sins, transgressions, wrongs;
they need deliverance and redemption for they are slaves to sin and self and must be redeemed by Christ;
they need regeneration, renewal, a second birth, from above, a spirual rebirth.

All they have not but need is all they require to be the people God wants them to be, the kind of people God can make them if they lay down their pride, surrender unconditionally to their Creator and Lord and by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ the Savior of souls, Redeemer, King of kings and Lord of lords.

God calls all people to repentance and new life in Him, to fellowship with Him, to love Him above all and to obey His will and live as He has called us all to live, holy, not like the worldlings, the once-born and spiritually-dead but as God’s children adopted into His family and taken from the kingdom of darkness and transferred into God’s Kingdom to live not like the children of the devil but as children of God.

God alone can lay claim to us, over us, completely, for He is our Creator, our Maker and He is sovereign over all, and has no equal, no rival in existence, contrary to what some may believe, thei beliefs are false and correspond not to reality but are conceived in imagination and formed into false beliefs about God and reality.
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Glory to God Alone

“Humanity’s Disease and God’s Cure” Note by me.

“Humanity’s Disease and God’s Cure” Note by me.

Humanity’s millenia of killings and murders are symptoms of a sickness that afflicts us all – sin.
Religious or not, afflicted by sin they’ll be and the further from God they are, the more selfish and less restrained they’ll be in their thinking and behavior, and when self is god then misery is left in the wake of all these little phony gods who are not gods at all but are slaves to sin, diseased lost souls who need the remedy, the cure for their terrible illness, and the remedy, the cure, the only solution is Jesus Christ.

The longer people live in denial of this truth and reject this sole solution, the more miserable they’ll be and their attempts at utopia will be pathetic failures, a hell on earth instead of the paradise they thought they could have without God.

That’s reality. No God means no peace; no Christ means no salvation. Pretending sin’s not our worst disease will not make it go away, it’ll just worsen its effects on us, if not in the short run then surely in the long run. Embracing God’s solution, accepting and applying His cure of salvation through faith in Christ is the beginning of spiritual life, true life, the beginning of a better reality and a wonderful destiny that God Himself promises and assures us will be ours in Christ.

That we are all ill with sin, that we don’t have the cure, that we can’t save ourselves, that we can’t enter God’s presence by own efforts, that’s reality, that’s the point of God Incarnate coming into the world, to do what we can never do, to accomplish what we can’t, for Him to be just and yet be able to justify the sinners, that’s the good news, the Gospel.

Christ died for us while we were yet sinners, not because we’re decent people who’ve made mistakes but because we’re sinners deserving death, the wages of our sins, we’re deserving of God’s wrath but by His grace and in His love He made a way of release, escape from wrath, a way to be reconciled to God the Father, a way to be made spiritually alive and accepted in Christ, on Christ’s merit, on His righteousness, not anything good in us but all the good that’s in Him.
We’d be the worst fools to reject God’s offer of salvation and new life in Christ.

“To An Atheist And Others” by me.

“To An Atheist And Others” by me.

–Originally just a long comment; edited and shared here for all to read–
Just because you repeat a lie so often that “God doesn’t exist” understand that it doesn’t make it true, it just means you have a lot of faith in your belief that God doesn’t exist without any evidence to support your claims.
Your religion is humanism, your ‘science’ is evolution, your philosophy is naturalism, and your theology is atheism.
Don’t worry, you’re still alive, there’s still hope for you, though you’re now spiritually dead and blind to the truth, God’s not done with you, you could still be led to repentance and faith in Christ and be used by God to spread His Gospel one day.
Don’t count yourself out yet, the possibility is there while you’re still alive, and the time to repent and believe in Christ is there too, you’re not destined to die following the hopeless naturalistic, humanistic, atheistic worldview, you’re not excluded from God’s offer of salvation through Christ.
Whatever keeps you from believing is just an obstacle that needs to be removed, not some impossibility that will keep you from ever believing.
Plenty of atheists have become Christians in the past and present and more will become Christians in the future. No atheist is denied God’s offer of salvation by His grace through faith in Christ.
There’s hope for you yet, weary sinner, come to Christ before you die, don’t give in to atheism’s hopelessness and lies.
There’s a better way to live, there’s a newer you that you can be, without your hatred and bitterness, but one who can live joyfully and with real meaning in life.
It’s possible, you’re not excluded from those who can come to God by repenting and believing He is who He says in the Bible and He can forgive your sins and years of unbelief and hatred and opposition. All of that can be forgiven by God, all your sins and stains and guilt and shame can be washed away by Christ’s Blood, you can be made new in Him, have spiritual life and joy you obviously don’t have now.

My above comment can be read and applied by any atheist, too, because God calls all to repentance and faith, to salvation and new life, exclusion is an illusion, His offer is for all who are willing to believe and trust in Christ for salvation from sin, self, and Hell, from God’s just condemnation of sinners who violated His perfect Law. Come, all you sinners, and look to Christ for salvation and new life. Atheism can’t give you what you need. Hopelessness need not be your end. Christ is calling, hear and answer, while you’re still alive, there’s still hope, there’s still time.

“America Needs Shaking and Pruning” note by me.

“America Needs Shaking and Pruning” note by me.

America needs much shaking and pruning, removing unnecessary and harmful things.
Among the things that need to be removed are the branches of humanism that were grafted on by liberals over a century ago and we see the bad fruit it’s produced.
Ideas have consequences; terrible ideas like humanism/liberalism have terrible consequences.
Only a fool can deny something so obvious.

Shake off the dead leaves of conformity,
Remove the worldly weeds and grass around the tree
To keep its water and nutrients from being stolen.
Cut off the granted-on branches of humanism,
Dispose of the rotten fruit,
Replace the liberal hirelings,
Find faithful stewards to tend to the tree,
This is a battle to keep the tree alive,
Tend it and water it,
God will bring the harvest.

“Humanism Ruining Schools” note by me.

“Humanism Ruining Schools” note by me.

Getting rid of all things Christianity-related from school has been the main agenda/goal of humanists/liberals for over 100 years now. With every such additional Christian thing they lie about and call unconstitutional, they replace it with their humanistic thing.
So things degrade, schools get worse and killings in them increase; test scores become laughably low; students become dumbed down and illogical zombies, which is the liberal goal; Christian influence fades and humanism’s cancer spreads.
It’s not that schools are just secular or unreligious, it’s that Christianity and its light in schools has been replaced with the religion of humanism and its darkness spreading lies, foolishness, confusion.
It can be reversed but the damage has been done and people must wake up from their sleep of stupidity and political correctness and stop listening to the lie that there’s no religion spread in schools. There is; it’s nasty and its name is humanism.

“Not Being Oblivious” note by me.

“Not Being Oblivious” note by me.

While conceited liberals spout nonsense and illogical baloney and force it on others, outside their bubble of narcissism events affect people and their livelihoods directly negatively which they couldn’t care less about or they’re just oblivious to since they’re so focused on themselves and their feeeelings and how everything offends them and stuff.
Maybe if they take their heads out of their butts once in a while and take off their goggles of political correctness, they’d realize life’s not all about them and there are people in need of help, truth, prayers, not hearing liberal snowflake jargon and their illogical garbage that goes against reality, science, faith.
This can easily apply to non-liberals and non-narcissists, to any who are just too busy to ponder the implications or significance of such events which have a direct effect on others’ lives, much less pray about affected people.
One is a fool who believes people are inherently or basically good; humanism lies, humanism’s wrong.