Church Sign III

March 14, 2014

This post covers a couple of different signs. Here’s #1:

Feed your faith and your doubt will starve.

Here’s #2:

Books inform us. The Bible transforms us.

I like both of those signs.


Church Sign II

February 1, 2014

The sign says:

Be an organ donor. Give your heart to Jesus.

This could only be considered an evangelistic message to unbelievers. Christians have already “given their heart to Jesus.”

The problems abound. There isn’t anywhere that the Bible says something like “give your heart to Jesus.” Jesus said, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me” (Matt. 16:24). Surely it’s not hard to see that taking up one’s cross is a whole different level of commitment than giving one’s heart.

The other problem is that since this is meant for unbelievers, is it adequately clear what this sign is talking about? Would an unbeliever driving by understand that they’re a sinner deserving of hell, and that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead, and they’re commanded to repent and believe the gospel? I don’t see how.

It seems to me it’s making light of the whole idea of Christianity. The main goal behind this sign isn’t to convey biblical truth, but to make little girls giggle and old ladies feel warm and fuzzy.

Christianity is the truth. People are going to hell. Our culture is rotting. Can’t we take this more seriously?


Church Sign I January 13, 2014

January 13, 2014

I plan on making this a routine posting. The Southern Baptist church near my house posts a saying on their sign and changes it every few days or weeks. Currently the sign says:

Exercise daily this year spiritual talk with God.

In case you think this is a mis-statement, it is on both sides of the sign. If anyone has a translation into English I’d love to hear it.

Last week it said:

Exercise daily this year. Walk with God.

Which is perfectly understandable. My question would be whether this is a good reminder for Christians, or is it making light of how we are commanded to offer ourselves as living sacrifices.

Before Christmas, the sign said:

Jesus loves you snow much.

I’m opposed to this statement for two reasons. It is too cavalier, and conveying a message that is contrary to the furtherance of the gospel. If someone is not a Christian, I think Christ loves them in a certain sense, as He is giving them good food and oxygen, etc. But if someone isn’t a Christian, God’s wrath abides on them (John 3:36). They’re children of the devil, and telling them that Jesus loves them isn’t helping them see these truths. They may not be able to see the gravity of their sin against a holy God, and they won’t have a proper understanding of the cross.


Classic Youtube Comment

January 31, 2013

How’s this for exposing hypocrisy?

The person who posted the video below, put this in the video description:

For some reason the bureaucrats running City “government” have allowed these anti choicers to broadcast an offensive looped video over and over again at Powell and Market in San Francisco, “enhanced” by hideous, blaring music!

Obviously, the guy doesn’t care about freedom of speech or comprehend that even offensive speech should be protected. What he finds unoffensive, I’m sure I would dislike strongly, and the government doesn’t have the right to censor him. He doesn’t comprehend that that freedom goes both ways.

Furthermore, he’s pro-choice, and I don’t know how he justifies that, but if it is a legal procedure, why would pictures of the results be offensive?

While my comments are true, this youtube commenter really knocks it out of the park with this pithy little comment:

Jon Swerens said,

So, “pro-choice” means that your opponents aren’t allowed to speak publicly? And you call THEM “anti-choice”? Clever!

Here’s the video if you care to see it. There is a lot of cussing from the pro-choice people, so be warned.


Thinking About Becoming a Hindu?

November 5, 2012

Think twice. Here is some Hindu apologetics for the value of drinking cow urine (from here).

Shiva nandamsays:

Namaste

Please find the real benefits what we got from our holy Urine(panjakavya)

Table – Chemical contents of cow urine and cure of diseases as per them. Yes Cow Urine (Gomutra) Benefits are there. Check the science behind this with given below table.
S. No. Name of chemical Effect of chemical on diseases
1 Nitrogen N2 ,NH2 Removes blood abnormalities and toxins, Natural stimulant of urinary track, activates kidneys and it is diuretic.
2 Sulphur S Supports motion in large intestines. Cleanses blood.
3 Ammonia NH3 Stabilise bile, mucous and air of body. Stabilises blood formation.
4 Copper Cu Controls built up of unwanted fats
5 Iron Fe Maintains balance and helps in production of red blood cells & haemoglobin. Stabilises working power.
6 Urea CO(NH2)2 Removes blood abnormalities and toxins, Natural stimulant of urinary track, activates kidneys and it is diuretic.
7 Uric Acid C5H4N4O3 Removes heart swelling or inflammation. It is diuretic therefore destroys toxins.
8 Phosphate P Helps in removing stones from urinary track.
9 Sodium Na Purifies blood. Antacid
10 Potassium K Cures hereditary rheumatism. Increases appetite. Removes muscular weakness and laziness.
11 Manganese Mn Germicidal, stops growth of germs, protects decay due to gangrene.
12 Carbolic Acid HCOOH Germicidal, stops growth of germs and decay due to gangrene.
13 Calcium Ca Blood purifier, bone stregthener, germicidal, ?? Rakta skandak ??
14 Salt NaCl Sanyas vishamta ?? decreases acidic contents of blood, germicidal
15 Vitamins A,B,C,D,E Vitamin B is active ingredient for energetic life and saves from nervousness and thirst, strengthens bones and reproductive ingredient for energetic life and saves from nervousness and thirst, strengthens bones and reproductive power.
16 Other Minerals Increase immunity
17 Lactose C6H12O6 Gives satisfaction. Strengthens Mouth, strengths heart, removes thirst and nervousness.
18 Enzymes Make healthy digestive juices, increase immunity.
19 Water (H2O) It is life giver. Maintains fluidity of blood, maintains body temperature.
20 Hipuric Acid CgNgNox Removes toxins through urine.
21 Creatinin C4HgN2O2 Germicidal.
22 Aurum Hydroxide AuOH It is germicidal and increases immunity power. It is highly antibiotic and anti-toxic

The enemy has come to steal, kill and destroy.


Un-American Stupidity

September 16, 2012

Mike Barnicle and Donny Deutsch are unAmerican and possibly retarded.

http://www.mrctv.org/embed/116590

The people who commit a crime are responsible for the crime. Not the people who have nothing to do with a crime. Furthermore, it’s shocking that reporters could be so ignorant of the first amendment.

The issue is that liberals and conservatives think differently. There is no reconciliation possible.

http://www.mrctv.org/embed/116590

 


Karl Mecklenburg

August 16, 2012

I loved Karl Mecklenburg when I was a kid. He was one of my favorite players, and linebacker for the Denver Broncos. I don’t remember anything about this story he tells from 1987, but here it is, from his website.

I have always been an achiever. If I want something, I’m not afraid to work harder than the next guy to get it.  I believe that’s how the world works, but not how God works.  Maybe that’s why it took me so long to find out what I have in Jesus.  I accepted Christ in high school, more as an insurance policy than anything else.  My hard work and success in football made me proud, and I figured I could handle anything.
     In 1987, the NFL players went on strike. I was picketing at a “replacement players game”, and signing autographs for the union workers kids, who were helping us picket. I noticed I was signing an extra autograph, so I asked if anyone was going to the game. A kid answered that he was, and because I was a union leader, because we had agreed not to promote the game by signing stuff for the fans, and because I’m a tactless fool, I took back the autograph, tore it in half, and told the kid he couldn’t have an autograph if he was going to the game. The next day, his father wrote a letter to the editor of the Denver Post, and my world turned upside down. I had lived for fan adoration for a long time, and now it was gone. I got death threats instead of fan mail,. The media was in a frenzy over the incident. A group in Denver formed called “Mothers Against Mecklenburg”. I tried to turn to my wife and friends for support, only to find my pride had alienated them. I had found it easier to bask in the praise of those who didn’t know me, than to act on the criticism of those who did.        
     This time I couldn’t handle everything myself, so I finally turned to God. I had asked Jesus into my heart 10 years earlier and basically ignored him since then. The God I now serve was still there, waiting to develop a relationship with me. I didn’t even have a relationship with my wife!  How was I supposed to have one with Jesus? I was broken, and ready to learn. I opened my bible and got to know him. My wife and I fell back in love as God’s influence spread through our family. Football was still important to me, but relationships became a priority. I now believe these earthly relationships: husband, wife, son, daughter, father, mother, friend, brother, sister are meant to prepare you for a relationship with God. As a man I had always felt, “If you didn’t earn it, it wasn’t worth having”, but the love of Jesus is a free gift. You can’t earn it. He came so that sinners (you and me) could have everlasting life. Know that you’re a sinner, ask him for forgiveness and you’re saved. Develop a relationship with Jesus and brother,
a whole new world opens up.
     Romans 6:23  “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”  

       God BlessYou!  Karl    


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