“God’s Truth Against Human Foolishness” Note by me.

Since it’s April Fools’ Day.

“God’s Truth Against Human Foolishness” Note by me.

It is the height of foolishness to reject God, to reject His call to repentance, to reject His way of salvation by His grace through faith in Christ.
Those who live like God’s dead are the ones blind to a fact undeniable and quite consequential, affecting their eternal destiny.
Those who pretend God doesn’t even exist are in for a real shock when they die, they’ll be judged by the God they didn’t want to believe in, the perfect and holy living and true God.
It’ll be too late to repent on judgment day: they had a whole life to believe and come to repentance and surrender to God against whom all sin and rebel from their first days.
A fool scoffs at God’s truth now but will regret it later. The rebellious fools fight against God hoping to maintain autonomy, as if the mortal can prevail against the immortal, as if the creature can overcome the Creator.
God calls all to repentance, to true life, to love and obey Him, to live as He intended us to live, to come to salvation through Christ.
It’s a terrible waste of a life to live without God, to pretend He’s dead, to mock all that has to do with God, to persist in sinful rebellion against the living and true God. The only end of such a foolish life is to be judged by a holy God and be condemned justly to Hell for eternity.
People can only go to Heaven or Hell when they die: there’s no nirvana, there’s no purgatory, there’s no void, there’s no annihilation, no other places or states of being.
God has told us the truth and if we don’t obey it and believe it, we only fool ourselves and gain nothing.
God wants what’s best for us, for our souls, and He has already done and provided everything we need to believe and be saved, to know and love Him.
If we reject all God has said and done and keep living like we can save ourselves, then we’re condemning ourselves because we’re not trusting in Christ’s death to be enough to save us or reconcile us to God whose enemy we’ve been since we were born. Thus, we’d refuse eternal life with God and accept an eternal existence in Hell.
Such foolishness doesn’t have to be our course, our end, our destiny. God offers us His way, His love and salvation, eternal life, Himself, if we will trust and obey, take Him at His word, believe on and in Christ as Lord and Savior, as the Lamb if God who takes away sins, as the Way and the Truth and the Life, the only way to God, the only way we can be saved.
So then, we can trust in the Lord and believe in His Word, believe and accept His Gospel as truth and come to Christ to be washed clean by His Blood, forgiven, saved, made new, receive eternal life; or continue living like God’s dead or irrelevant or doesn’t exist, or some other lie Satan has told people over the many years.
We’re all accountable to God now for how we live and think and act and love; there’s no one who’s excused from this duty, this responsibility. Pretending God doesn’t exist doesn’t change at all the reality that He does exist and He will judge all as He said He will. One life to live here is too short to waste believing the lie that there’s no God.
Don’t waste it all on a fool’s hope of nothing after death because God said only Heaven or Hell await us when we die. It’s terribly foolish to choose to be wrong for eternity, to choose to believe a lie when the truth was spoken to you often enough.
You’ll have only yourself to blame if you die today and be sent to Hell.
If you reject God’s Gospel now, you’ve chosen eternal Hell, you’ve chosen the losing side, you’ve chosen the fool’s side. When you die, you can’t say you weren’t told of the deserved horrors of Hell awaiting all the faithless, Godless, foolish, who reject God and His way and truth, you had a lifetime to read His Word, the Bible, and believe His truth.

Today, your eternal destiny can change for the best.
Today you can come to God through Christ the Savior, be saved, forgiven, redeemed, renewed, remade, given what you need most.
Today is the day of salvation; tomorrow you might die. Are you saved?
Today God calls you to repentance, to surrender, to new life in Christ; tomorrow you may already be standing condemned at God’s throne if you’re not saved.
Today is what you’re given and tomorrow isn’t guaranteed so choose to believe or reject God, there’s no neutral position, no third option.
Christ can save you now, believe it, come and take God at His word; don’t throw away everything for lies and hopeless world’s offers. Only Christ can save you, what are you waiting for? Come and believe, trust and obey, be forgiven, remade, made a child of God in Christ, be given eternal life. Come now, tomorrow you may already be dead; where do you want to be for eternity?
Count the cost of believing God’s Gospel, see that the eternal gain is ever greater than any earthly loss or pain. To gain Christ is the greatest gain of all.
This isn’t fiction, this isn’t nonsense, these are words of truth taken from God’s Word of life.
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Psalm 14:1b “… The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.'”
Psalm 53:1 “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.'”

Romans 1:20-25
“20) For the invisible things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21) Because that, when they knew God, they glorified Him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22)  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23) And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24) Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25) Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.”

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“Foolish Words and the Gospel Truth.” Note by me.

“Foolish Words and the Gospel Truth.” Note by me.

It’s truly one of the stupidest things atheists and whoever else says or thinks such things as shown in the pictures below of the sign and the shirt, can think or say.
No matter how sarcastic they’re being, no matter if they are just joking or really believe their own words, see it for what it is.

 


It really shows atheist (and others’) ignorance, their pride, their darkened understanding, their closed, small minds; it shows they hate God and Christ; it shows they foolishly think Christ is on their level (a mere mortal they can kill); it shows their rebellion against the Creator and displays their sinfulness and their desperate need for but denial of their need for Christ the Savior.
They need most Christ whom they foolishly think they could kill with their fragile mortal hands when He comes back.
They need the Gospel which they deny is true or necessary or that it’s even good news for any.
They need to surrender to the God they’ve denied even exists; they need the Truth that sets free indeed; they need the Lamb of God to take away their sins and forgive them, to reconcile them to God, to change them from condemned sinners into redeemed saints, to save their souls and make them into who God wants them to be.
They need to see God’s truth (His whole Word, the Bible), but not just see it or consider it, they need to embrace it and really believe it for it to have a real effect on their life and soul and destiny.

We could smirk when we see such stupid signs and shirts with such messages on them, or we could get angry at them and spout our worst criticisms at such people and words, or we could look at it and see it as it is beyond the surface: a desperate cry of now-condemned souls who in vain fight against God and Christ but are in need of His grace and forgiveness and salvation through Christ.
They’re people we can pity and forget about or we can pray specifically about these lost ones because they really do need the prayers, for them to come to repentance and understanding of God’s truth.
The current state of their souls is a miserable and an unenviable one. Jesus said such people are already condemned, they’re on their way to Hell, regardless of what they say or believe otherwise. If we don’t believe Christ’s own words on this matter, we should stop calling ourselves Christians. Jesus died for such atheist fools and blind agnostics, for idolaters and pagans, to set them free from their bondage to sin, from the chains of their condemnation.
Jesus died for the unworthy, the undeserving, and the whole human race falls into that category. See, it’s not about our worthiness, it’s about God’s love and why He saw it right to make a sure way for sinners to be saved, forgiven, justified, reconciled to their Creator and made His children in Christ.

So then, while we will still see many more of such stupid signs or words from atheists or pagans, let it not turn you into one who just ignores those lost sinners, use it as a way to start a talk with them and tell them God’s truth, give them God’s Gospel, show them the love of Christ that is in you through actions and not just words. It’s not your part to make them accept the truth and be saved, you’re not the Holy Spirit, your part is all that Christ said is your part in the matter, so don’t dilute the truth and don’t give them half the truth, give them the whole Gospel in love and the Holy Spirit will do all that you can’t in the person’s heart and mind.

“A Fool on the Wide Road”

3/17/17
Written by: Victor P.

“A Fool on the Wide Road”

Tell lies to get what you want,
Call the faithful “fools” for believing.
You think you have the truth in your hands,
You think unbelief will give your soul relief.

Speaking your words of hate again,
Blaspheming the name of the Holy One,
Scoffing at all that God has commanded,
You tread now the way of the lost fool.

Wide road, smooth path,
Feeling carefree as you go
Down the road you think is right
But it only leads to destruction.

Whatever your reason,
Whatever your goal,
This you should know:
As it stands, your end is Hell.

It’s so easy to believe in nothing
Beyond the visible, what’s sensed;
To believe what makes you feel good;
To believe what comforts your lost soul.

It’s so very easy but it does no good
For you only blind yourself to reality –
You ignore the perilous state of your soul;
You don’t want to believe there’s more
Than what you see and feel in this world.

“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

“To the Unsaved, Lost, Condemned”

2/27/17
Written by: Victor P.

“To the Unsaved, Lost, Condemned”

Cracks in your outer structure
Reveal your inner state of disrepair.

The evidence shows a slave to sin,
The windows reveal death within:
A dead spirit,
A heart of stone,
A soul unsaved,
One at war with God.

Mere existence is not enough,
You are called to true life.

Gripping tight your weapons still
In a futile struggle against God.
Running, hiding, falling further down,
Your existence for self breeds misery.

Beating the air with your fists,
Trying to carry the weight of your sins,
Too proud to come to Christ now
Or too afraid of what it will cost.

This is the only life you live here,
There’s no coming back to do it all over,
All your sins can be forgiven now
If by faith you receive Christ as Lord and Savior.

You’ve wasted too much time already,
You’ve felt the emptiness within for so long.
It’s about time you accept the Truth solution –
Jesus Christ is the only way to the true God.

Repent of all your sins,
Place your faith in Christ alone,
You’ll be given a new heart,
Your spirit will come to life,
Your soul will be saved,
You will be made whole.

Come, take hold of the promise
Of freedom found only in Christ;
Take hold of a hope true and lasting,
The blessed assurance of the Lord.

See what you’ve ignored, missed for so long,
Open your eyes to see, open your ears to hear
And open your heart to receive the Truth:
It’s not about what you can do for God,
It’s about what Christ has done already.

Despite all that you’ve done wrong
And all your deepest, darkest deeds,
Despite all of the sins you’ve committed
He loved you first, He loves you even now.

If you will hear His voice now,
If you will heed His call now,
You will never regret it, friend,
God is the supreme joy of all!

He can forgive you, this believe,
Your sins aren’t too terrible to be forgiven,
By His grace through faith in Christ you can be saved,
Come as you are now, trust in the truth of His promise.

“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.

“Moment of Truth”

2/27/17
Written by: Victor P.

“Moment of Truth”

This is the moment of truth
Where resolve is put to the test,
Where the truth is placed against the lies,
This is the sifting time of the true and false.

This is where fear faces death,
Where doubt faces a hard decision;
In the face of death the truth is revealed
Whether the faith is real or not.

Just because you’re afraid you won’t defend the truth?
Compromise and pretense are cowardice,
Pretended acceptance of false beliefs
For the sake of being spared is cowardice.

It’s treason, really, to betray what you believe,
To pretend you didn’t really believe it
Because now you’re threatened with death
And you’d rather pretend than die for the truth.

When the blade is brought to your throat,
When the gun is put to your head,
That’s where the test of belief is most real,
When your only choices are to die or betray.

It seems harsh, it seems it can’t be that narrow,
But it is and you must realize the cost is great,
Sometimes it may require your life to stand
For the sake of Christ and His Gospel.

What’s the choice you’d make then
If it wasn’t just a possible event but reality?
When you’re threatened with death
Would you stand or fall with those who fell before?