Jesus Saves

It is no unknown fact. Jesus saves. Many have heard the saying. Jesus saves. All will one day know. Jesus saves. Are you a sinner? Jesus saves. Think that no one cares about you – perhaps. But Jesus saves. Jesus saves, and Jesus loves. Jesus gave. He gave himself for us. We need have no fear in death – we are saved.

The God of this universe has given His life for you. He knew we couldn’t pay the price – we are not perfect. Jesus is the perfect sacrifice. Guys, don’t overlook this. None of us knows how much longer we have before we die. Work things out with God.

God so loved the world that He gave his only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. J316

Pray for the unborn children. There are many who would be in our lives, friends and family – some precious people. But they’re not here, because of abortion. Pray that the next generation does not have so many people missing. . .

Human Life – res ipsa loquitor. “This is why” (Part 1)

This is why – three words used by a confident defendant. This is why. A phrase that suggests logic, reason, and a pursuit of truth.

People are opinionated. We all have an opinion. As you clearly see, It’s my opinion that people are opinionated – it may be your opinion that people are not opinionated. Whatever the circumstance, there is a point in a man’s life when he wonders if he has the right opinion. . .

A man may think that he is open minded – that he is open to an abundance of opinions. He may think that he lives by the phrase “to each his own”. . . Permit at story . .

Fred is a creative thinker, and Fred believes in having an open mind. Fred is not mad at religious people or atheist. Buddha, Muhammad, the trees, the sun – worship whatever you want, and think however you’d like. Gay? Straight? That’s fine. Pro-choice? Pro-life? That’s fine too. Fred just want’s everyone to set aside their differences and live harmoniously. You are free to believe what you want! This is Fred’s slogan, and he proclaims it adamantly on all his Instagram feed – he even don’s the occasional T-shirt with the word “Diversity” written on the back. . .

Let’s analyze.

What do you think of Fred’s world view? I would like to hear your thoughts.

I think Fred is a goodhearted fellow. He represents a bit of us all, to some degree or the other. But, there is appears a fundamental flaw in Fred’s thinking pattern. What if a Christian approached Fred, and told him that Jesus Christ is the only way to have everlasting life in heaven, and that without accepting Christ’s sacrifice, and believing in Him, Fred would be cast into Hell when his time on earth is over? How is Fred to respond? Perhaps he smiles, tells the Christian that he’ll think about it, and thanks the gospel preaching man for his time. But, soon after, an atheist walks up and tells Fred that what the Christian said is all a hoax, and that when Fred dies his body will rot will the rest of the deceased – and that’s the end. No heaven, and no hell. Before the day is up, Fred is approached by yet another activist, who explains to Fred that, actually, Islam is the only way to health, happiness, and heaven.

Fred looks at all that has been thrown at him, and wonders what to do. He has been bombarded with several vastly different world views. Fred is tempted to revert to his old slogan, but he realizes that that is foolishness. The truth is, there either is a God, or there isn’t. Either Islam is the way to heaven, or it’s not. Jesus either died for us, or He didn’t.

People get trapped in the idea that what they believe has an affect on what is the truth is. This simply isn’t so. If Fred were to choose Islam, some would say, “right on for you for becoming a part of something, and believing what you want to believe.” But, frankly, Islam either is true, or it isn’t. And, whether Fred chooses that particular religion, has no effect on whether it is true! The same goes for Christ’s death. Because I choose to believe that Jesus died does not mean that Jesus died. He either did, or He did not.

My point? The truth is the truth, and we would all do well to stop chanting about diversity, and rainbows, and start asking – what is the truth! 

If there are a hundred different idea’s about what I am, the reality is that at least 99% percent of those idea’s are completely wrong. Though it is seldom said, this is true about all truly differing world views – if there are a thousand different idea’s about when the world began, at least 99% of them are completely false. . .

God bless, and seek truth.

 

 

Killing Babies – Practice vs. Principle

I recently had a discussion about abortion. The opposing party went through the pro-choice routine. Woman’s health, some parents can’t care for kids, what about rape, bodily autonomy. My response?

Cool, cool. . . But those things don’t justify killing a baby.

I went on to explain a conundrum with the pro-choice/pro-life discussion.

Practice vs Principle.

In practice, I suppose I understand why people are in favor of abortion. There are “benefits,” one could say, to abortion. They say, “pregnancy is dangerous – it shouldn’t be forced on a woman.” (Then don’t engage in activity that would result in pregnancy – this however, is the scum of pro-life arguments, based upon unhinged religiosity . . . they say). “But rape –  you can’t force that child on a woman.” – “If the mothers health is in danger, it would be tyrannical to force her to bare that child.”

These arguments are just fine, and not easily refuted – if we are discussing practice. But we’re not.

Let me say something rash: the world doesn’t revolve around anyone. No one. It revolves around nonhuman things. For a reason.

Indeed, if decisions were only based on practice, then slavery was fine. And there was nothing wrong with the word’s genocides. If the shoes fits, one might say.

Practice says, “If it’s good for me and my select people group, then I’m going to do it – don’t judge me.”

Principle says, “Wrong is wrong – do the right thing, whether it benefits you or not.”

Slavery didn’t end because the founding fathers had a eureka about slaves being bad for American society. The educated analyst will affirm, free labor doesn’t hurt business returns. But slavery had to end, because it was wrong. Wrong in principle.

Abortion is eerily similar to slavery. One people group affirming their superiority to another.  Us first, unborn second. It doesn’t matter to abortion advocates that the humanness of the unborn has been proven. Doesn’t matter to them that killing another’s life is wrong. Doesn’t matter to them that they contradict themselves with their very name: pro-choice. What about the baby’s choice? Woman’s rights. What about the unborn women?

Abortion must end. And not because it’s bad for society, or woman’s health, or population-growth-forecasts, but because killing babies is bad.

I pray God would give people a hunger for truth. That God would give people a desire to do what is good – not just what’s “good” for them.