Sunday, 21 April 2019

Satanism in Sports.


Have you noticed the flames?

The flames of hell.

Have you noticed the philosophy?

Their philosophy is tough and hard.

Have you noticed the commentary?

The words of violence:

"Put them to the sword!"

"Break their hearts!"

"Go in for the kill!"

"666."

"13."

All these things come from Satanism in sports.

They want you to follow them.

They want your admiration.

They want your money.

So don't follow false gods and heroes.

The chances are they have sold their souls and they want your soul in hell.


Photo Credit: Hudson Valley Sports Report.

Saturday, 20 April 2019

Easter Day!


Resurrection is real.

After the final solution of death.

If we wait in faith.

Mindful of God's steadfast Love.

There will be a Resurrection.

Not to glory, nor to triumph.

But to Life!

Life with God.

Life Eternal.

And if we believe in Jesus.

We will rise with him.

On Easter Day!


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Friday, 19 April 2019

Rock Bottom.


When they told us to sacrifice everything to the bottom line.

And when everyone became bad, sinful, and wicked.

We corrupted ourselves.

We sold out.

And we gave up.

The time has come to regain our lost innocence and return to the ideals which we surrendered.

The world is crying out for leaders with principles.

And I don't mean prejudice and bigotry.

I mean real principles.

Honesty, truthfulness, integrity, courage, commitment to the common good.....

Not just pragmatism and serving the interests of rich corporations.

People are fed up.

They have made the world an evil place.

Full of darkness and violence.

But there is a glimmer of Light.

And we pray for Peace.

We have reached rock bottom.

The only way is up.


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Thursday, 18 April 2019

Death Is Not the End.


Most temporal leaders believe that death is the final solution.

Any threat or challenge can be terminated by death.

But death is not the end.

After Jesus was crucified and buried God resurrected him to Eternal Life.

Jesus lives on in Heaven.

And we can appeal to him when we are threatened or attacked.

"'Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.'"  John 11:25,26 (NRSV)

These are the Words of Life.

And I believe in them.


[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.]

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Tuesday, 16 April 2019

The Appointed Time.


Sometimes I think that the people that are left in the Church have given up.

When you make a suggestion or present a new idea they seem apathetic and make excuses not to do it.

To them perhaps it seems a long time of decline and failure.

But "there is still a vision for the appointed time."  Habakkuk 2:3 (NRSV)

And that time is now!

The dawning of the New Age - the Age of Aquarius - has begun.

A new way of interpreting scripture which is based on legitimate modern scholarship is developing now.

And with it is coming a new revelation from God.

This revelation revolutionizes our image of God and His relationship with humanity.

It revises our understanding of Jesus.

And it centers us in love.

"I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh."  Ezekiel 11:19 (NRSV)

Spirituality will no longer be a matter of mental propositions and principles.

Spirituality will be about the development of the human heart.

Open your heart!

Open your heart to God and to humanity.

Open your heart to those around you.

Not just to your family and your friends.

But to everyone!

We are all sons and daughters of God.

Brothers and sisters in the Family of Humanity.

And God is our loving Father.


[Scripture quotation (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.]

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Monday, 15 April 2019

The Light.


So what is the Light that is coming from God?

Honesty, truthfulness, charity, mercy.

Affection, forgiveness, acceptance, love.

Keep on caring.

Don't give up.

Challenge the darkness.

Counteract evil.

Maintain your integrity.

Overcome fear.

But most of all:

Open your heart!


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Sunday, 14 April 2019

Wake Up!


Pope Francis says that he wants his Priests and Religious to: "Wake up the world!"

This is all very well but to wake up the world you have to be awake yourself.

I was reminded of Jesus warning to the Pharisees: "'Why do you see the speck in neighbor's eye, but do not notice the log in your own eye?  You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor's eye.'"  Matthew 7:3,5 (NRSV)

While I do believe that Pope Francis is an enlightened person that doesn't mean that all of his Priests and Religious are enlightened.

So we have to get the preaching right first.

The quotation above comes within the context of judgement.

Jesus says: "'Do not judge, so that you may not be judged.  For with the judgement you make you will be judged.'"  Matthew 7:1,2 (NRSV)

So all of the Churches that preach judgement are in error.

This is a basic mistake made by authoritarian religious people who have not experienced the real God.

They adhere to the rigid orthodoxy taught in theological colleges.

But God is merciful and forgiving.

He does not judge us.

"'First take the log out of your own eye, then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your neighbor's eye.'"  Matthew 7:5 (NRSV)


[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 use by permission.  All rights reserved.]

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