Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Why Should I Pray?

I'm taking a quick time-out from the blog topic of Eschatology for this: The first Thursday of May, the nation acknowledges a "National Day of Prayer". The mission is to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, mobilizing the Christian community to intercede for America and its leadership in the seven centers of power: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family.

And I'm encouraged to hear that ALL 50 Governors issued National Day of Prayer Proclamations. Proclamations publicly acknowledge there is a day designated for Americans to unite in prayer. Each state’s proclamation and constitution will be read during a prayer event at each state capitol.

What is Prayer? Prayer is the practice of the presence of God. It is the place where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted, and supplication is made. Prayer is the place of admitting our need, of adopting humility, and claiming dependence upon God.

James 4:8 says, "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus," (Phil. 4:6-7).

Pray for your country and our service men and women overseas. No matter what our political stance is, I'm sure they'll appreciate your prayers today, tomorrow and further in the future should the Lord tarry. Also, pray for our upcoming election. Know this, whomever wins the office of our American Presidency, God has already ordained it (Romans 13).

Pray on!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Is Jesus Coming Soon?

Over this past weekend, I finally received my copy of "Is Jesus Coming Soon," by Gary DeMar ( The book is fairly an easy read. Only about 63 pages, big type and a few church art history drawings and paintings scattered throughout the book. I was intrigued right from the start. I couldn't keep it down. I even took it to church with me on Sunday and read some of the introduction as church was starting. Anyway, at the beginning of the book, there is a great chapter entitled, "A 10 Minute Guide to Bible Prophecy". It's a basic intro to eschatology mostly on Matthew 24. This book is in total contrast to the soap-opera style "Left Behind" madness and sensationalism that unfortunately dominates end-times teaching these days. In the weeks to come, I will be posting quotes that I've highlighted throughout the book. Like the one below:

"Why doesn't soon mean soon when Jesus promised to return before that first-century generation passed away nearly 2000 years ago (Matt 24:34)? When the Bible uses words like 'near,' 'shortly,' 'quickly,' and 'at hand,' they refer to times and events that are proximate to that contemporary audience." (page 2)

Even the controversial philosopher, and atheist, Princeton professor Peter Singer, asserted in a recent
debate* vs Dinesh D'souza (Is God Great?), said something to the fact that Jesus Christ seemed to have made false prophecies. That, according to Matt 24, He promised His own disciples that He was coming back soon..."And He never did".

Sounds like Professor Singer has taken the traditional dispensational interpretation of Matthew 24 that has saturated most evangelical churches instead of the actual Biblical view. D'souza could of corrected him on this issue, but he had to unfortunately stick with his apologetic approach of
"I'm going to reason logically without the use of the Bible"; clearly biblical humanism, but that is a post for another day.

*April 25th, 2008, "Is God Great" debate vs Dinesh D'Souza at BIOLA University
Note: To my unbelieving readers, this is mainly an "in-house" debate, however you are free to comment. But you may not understand the hermeneutic of eschatology without having some in-depth study in it first.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

When Your at Work, Who's Bullying Your Child?

Campaign targets MTV's, BET's music video 'assault' on children
"A new report from the Parents Television Council finds that daytime music video programming on Black Entertainment Television and MTV features sexual, violent, profane or obscene content once every 38 seconds. Deep concerns are being expressed over the influence that is having on young children. READ MORE

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Is Evolution Science or Religious?

In anticipation of the movie opening of Ben Stein's "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed", this Friday, many atheists and humanists in the academia mafia and blogland are defending the sacred cow of Evolution. They are outraged, angered, and disgusted that such a movie is getting so much ballyhoo. What nerve people have to question the white coat wearing smug priests of today, Secular Scientists. French Philosopher and former Jesuit Priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, asserted, "that even if all the specific content of the evolutionary explanation of life were to be demolished, evolution would still have to be taken as our fundamental vision; defenders of evolution, must never let themselves be detected into secondary discussions of the scientific 'hows' and the metaphysical 'whys. The Vision of the Past, trans. J.M. Cohen (New York: Harper and Row, 1967), p. 123 (italics added). In other words, evolution says, "you dare not have any other gods in before me." Philosopher, W.T. Jones, a non-christian, said that scientists had "elevated Darwinism to the level of a religious dogma." It takes a lot of faith to believe in evolution which asserts everything you see in nature today came from nothing. As a Christian, I believe there is a God who created the universe. Evolution is a religion not science.  Romans 1:22, 23 states, "Claiming to be wise, they [unbelievers] became fools, 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things." (ESV).

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

“Ok class, does anyone know why big secular science finds this upcoming movie so intimidating? Anyone? Anyone?"

SCIENCE TEACHER: "American school science curricula introduced the theory of ...anyone? anyone? the theory of Evolution as early as... anyone?... the 1840s. “Old earth” opinions from the, anyone? ... the European scientific community led many American writers to advance long-age views of geology in school textbooks. However, even when this was done, most writers made the extra effort to harmonize the long time periods with the biblical account of creation. The...anyone? anyone know what book?...the Bible was still applicable to all subjects, but now it was not to be taken literally in all cases. With the popularization of...anyone?... biological macroevolution by, anyone?...anyone know who the father of evolution is? Anyone?...Darwin’s Origin of Species, American textbook authors had mixed responses. Some accepted Darwin’s hypothesis readily; others rejected it outright. According to historian Edward...anyone? Lar——son, by the 1890s and 1900s, ...anyone know what theory?, the theory of evolution was thoroughly embedded in the science curricula and treated as...anyone? anyone?...fact." (source: Answers In Genesis. The "anyone? anyone?" phrase was added for humor- Phrase made popular from Ben Stein's role in Ferris Buhler's Day Off .

Fast forward to today, sadly, if a public school science teacher questions Darwinism, he or she will be in danger of being EXPELLED! So why is the Academia Mafia community so up in arms about this movie? 

Monday, April 7, 2008

What If Ultimately, Atheists Are Wrong?

Below is a video clip of the Christian rottweiler, as I like to call him, Dinesh D'Souza debating Daniel Dennett on the Existence of God. It's so obvious throughout the debate that Dinesh schools Prof Dennett and his following of students during thq Q & A afterwards. In this particular video below, Dr. Dennett was asked by a student at 4:50 into the video, "What if you are wrong?" He avoids answering the question by implying that secular science asks this of themselves all the time while "religious" people don't. That somehow believers are rigid about raising such questions of doubt about their faith. Apparently Dr. Dennett hasn't read John 20:26-28 about Doubting Thomas. Jesus Christ never rebuked Thomas for his doubt. He simply told him, see, look and touch, "It's really me Thomas. Stop doubting and believe." (my paraphrase). Dr Denntt needs to stop looking at the moral wrongs of "religious" people, but instead, to look to the example of Jesus Christ.

Back on March 2nd, 2008, I posted a blog entitled, "How do you intend to answer the problem of good in a world without God?" Dr. Dennet was also featured in that article.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

If Christians assert that morality can’t come from an atheist universe, then they must explain why God allows slavery in the Bible.

(click on image to enlarge to read text). Gary DeMar, President of American Vision writes wrote a great article about this on National Atheists Day, 4/1/08: (pardon the quote marks) "Atheists cannot account for morality given atheistic/evolutionary assumptions. This does not mean that atheists don’t do moral things; it only means that if they were consistent, they could never say that any action is either moral or immoral. The premise of evolution is the “struggle of favored races,” as Darwin put it. David Stove calls this “Darwinism’s Dilemma”: “If Darwin’s theory of evolution were true, there would be in every species a constant and ruthless competition to survive: a competition in which only a few in any generation can be winners.”7 Thomas Huxley argued that human beings lived in “the savage state.” Each man “appropriated whatever took his fancy and killed whomsoever opposed him, if he could.”8 Huxley was describing the process of evolution that made us what we are as a species today. At what point in time did this “red in tooth and claw” evolutionary advancement stop to become altruistic so that the infirm are protected, asylums are built for imbeciles, and vaccines are developed to perpetuate the lives of the physically weak? Consider Darwin’s own comments...." READ MORE

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Why is it that fundamentalist Christians are so non-Christian in their attitudes toward others?

Doubting Thomas made this comment in response to my post on April Fools Day. Well, Mr. Thomas, when a group of "New Atheists" attack and belittle my Faith by writing such books...which should be in every gas station toilet paper, I cannot stay silent. Today's post is not really a post. Just a quick response to Doubting Thomas.