Tuesday, 23 May 2017

The Way of Peace.


When Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane one of his followers drew his sword and cut off the ear of the slave of the High Priest.

"Then Jesus said to him, 'Put your sword back into its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword.'"  Matthew 26:52 (NRSV)

So it is clear that Jesus' way is not the way of the sword.

This contradicts all who follow The Book of Revelation and all who practise Spiritual Warfare.

It contradicts even the theory of a Just War.

So, if we are not to fight against evil, what are we to do?

""You have heard that it was said, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth."  But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer.  But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also.'"  Matthew 5:38,39 (NRSV)

This is Jesus' teaching.

It is the way of non-violent benevolence.

It is the way of peace.


[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

Photo Credit: hkidecor Flickr via Compfight cc

The Light.


"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it."  John 1:5 (NRSV)

"And this is the judgement, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil." John 3:19 (NRSV)

And what is the Light but Love.

[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission.  All rights reserved.]

Photo Credit: Riccardo Brig Casarico Flickr via Compfight cc

Monday, 22 May 2017

Pass It On.


To those of you who believe me when I say that rock music is Satanism I say this:  Pass it on!

Tell your family, tell your friends, tell anyone who will listen.

Because this is the great secret of our time: that rock bands since the 1960s have sold their souls and poisoned three generations of youth.

Satanic curses and negative suggestion are hidden in all rock music.

So take out your earplugs.

And throw away your C.D.s.

Turn to God.

And He will heal you.


Photo Credit: LynxDaemon Flickr via Compfight cc

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Satanism Today.


You may wonder what relevance Satanism has to your life today.

You may think that it is marginal.

But Satanism is rife in the music and entertainment industries.

This curse is hidden in much of our popular culture.

So watch out for: flames, black, death, darkness, night, skulls, skeletons, graves, snakes, spiders, drugs, daggers, demons, horns, Hitler, hell.....

These things betray the Satanism which is hidden beneath the surface.

These influences will drag you down.
They will poison and sabotage you.
They will stab you in the back.

So be aware that Satanism is common in our culture today.


Photo Credit: Desataraxia Flickr via Compfight cc

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Heaven.


Contrary to popular opinion we do not have to earn our place in Heaven.

God puts us in Heaven out of sympathy for our suffering on earth.

And everyone suffers on earth.

So, rather than being excluded, gays and lesbians are the most qualified for Heaven because of the great suffering they have experienced on earth.


Photo Credit: Kenneth Gerlach Flickr via Compfight cc

Friday, 19 May 2017

Your Sins are Forgiven.


How many times did Jesus say, "Your sins are forgiven"?

And how many times did he tell parables about the Lord writing off debts?

In The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant (Matthew 18:22-35) a slave is forgiven his debt but refuses to forgive another slave who is in debt to him, for which he is rebuked.  Jesus likens this to the Kingdom of Heaven.

So, rather than battling against evil and sin and trying to destroy them, we should be forgiving them and telling them that God will show them mercy.

God's mercy is infinite.

And His forgiveness is eternal.


Photo Credit: Mary Warren (8.4+ Million Views) Flickr via Compfight cc

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Immigrants.


When I think of the thousands of immigrants in our country I can see that the fear in our population affects them negatively.

Chinese immigrants, Indian immigrants, and people from many other countries, including Muslims, are frozen out of our culture.

They are outsiders.
And it's cold outside.

So, rather than considering them a threat, we should open our hearts to them and make for them a new home.


Photo Credit: louisa_catlover Flickr via Compfight cc