Monday, 23 April 2018
Death is the basis of black magic and Satanism.
It is the "death to God" referred to by St. Paul.
St Paul said, "the wages of sin is death." Romans 6:23 (NRSV)
And, "the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil." Hebrews 2:14 (NRSV)
So the devil tempts us to sin and then imposes death upon us.
This is Paul's thesis.
And those who have sold their souls to the devil do the devil's work.
That is: temptation and damnation.
This is what modern rock bands and others do: tempt us to sin and then damn us to hell.
But the basis of it is the power of death.
However, there is no devil in reality and no death.
This is a theory invented to explain our experience.
So all their attempts to get us into hell are in vain.
But that is not to say that it does nothing.
Their curses and sabotage still affect us.
It causes suffering, depression, and suicide.
We drink their poison and blame ourselves.
But God will forgive us.
And grant us eternal life.
[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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Sunday, 22 April 2018
Some people have internalized religious homophobia to such an extent that they assume that any homosexual activity is damned.
Once again the key is fear.
Fear of AIDS. Fear of death. Fear of punishment.
But now that AIDS is no longer a death sentence they can overcome their fears and address the false image of God which inspired them in the first place.
Truth and Reconciliation.
Confession and Forgiveness.
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Saturday, 21 April 2018
Some homosexual men have internalized society's homophobia and buried their sexual feelings deep beneath a manly mask.
This homophobia can come from parents, peers, religious or political leaders.
But the fear of being discovered is so great that they are locked in an iron closet.
These fears include: fear of being disowned by parents, fear of ridicule and violence from peers, fear of damnation and ostracism from religious leaders, and fear of persecution from political leaders.
This repression of sexuality causes great psychological problems and can lead to severe mental illness.
But fear is the key.
Somehow they must overcome their fears and emerge like a butterfly from the closet.
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Friday, 20 April 2018
Children are now being placed in a loveless environment from as young as 6 months.
It was bad enough when children went to school at 5.
But now they are deprived of their parents' love almost from birth.
It was never meant to be like this!
Children were supposed to receive love from their parents until at least adolescence when they formed loving relationships of their own.
Children were supposed to learn from their parents.
We were never supposed to live for long periods without love.
In the schoolyard children learn fear.
And this fear can rule you for life.
I am not suggesting that family love is perfect but it's better than nothing.
I dread to think how these young children will react when they become teenagers.
They may be rebellious, even hateful.
Parents rationalize their selfishness by thinking early education gives their child an edge.
But they are not thinking about the child's emotional and psychological development.
And children are being subjected to Satanic rock music, entertainment, and toys from birth.
This all adds up to a very disturbed and mixed up teenager who may never escape the negativity of this early training.
I hope and pray that they find love.
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Thursday, 19 April 2018
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
It is the way of the world to accumulate money and possessions.
It is the way of the world to grab power and privilege.
It is the way of the world to exploit others and feel superior.
The way of the world is driven by fear.
But God's ways are the ways of equality.
The ways of compassion.
The ways of mercy and forgiveness.
God's ways are driven by Love.
So we have a choice:
To follow the way of the world - which is fear.
To follow the way of the Kingdom of God - which is Love.
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