In this blog I have promised SOLUTIONS to everyday life and I do what I say! I am one of those men that has been through a hell of a lot in life, and know what to think of most things at this point. I am not some guessing little schoolgirl, or some old pipe smoking pontificating weenie spouting circular logic to befuddle. I rolled out of bed fired up today—told the wife I felt like a Knight’s Templar warrior with a sword! Read my book Wild Willful Heart to see why!
With all the madness in the world right now, a time like no other, let’s take a look at some key concepts of our existence that will put a spotlight and why things are the way they are. We will start from the beginning and move quickly on key messages in the Bible that even most Christians do not understand, because their churches are weak and generally ineffective. Every noon on Sunday as the preacher finishes many church parking lots look like the green flag at the Daytona 500 as congregates lay rubber for the Golden Corral. (Apologies to those making a diff). And when I look at social media, I see all kind of really confused individuals driven about by every wind of odd spiritual indoctrination and I have to say something —so let me help! Here we go— looks like I am gonna have to start from the beginning—
GENESIS CHAPTER 1 subjects for consideration—
THE GREATEST QUESTION NOT COVERED IN THE BIBLE WAS THE FIRST THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ASKED BY ANY INTELLIGENT READER: WHERE DID GOD COME FROM?
THIS IS A TEST OF YOUR FAITH AND INTELLIGENCE, FOR NO ONE REALLY KNOWS. THE BIBLE GIVES YOU THE REST OF THE STORY: the true nature of God, His interactions with man, and His plan of salvation. In these you have the clear choice given by Him to believe or not believe. It is that simple. The entire premise of God is that He wants you to exercise faith in Him as greater peace and reward will come to His followers both here on earth and in eternity if they do!
There is ample evidence found in books and the internet of both historical and archaeological nature that testify of the stories in Genesis, enough for one to believe, if you choose to do so. Bigger than all of that is the measurably quantifiable benefits of living a Christian life with all these wonderfully inexplicable ‘I did not do this, God MUST have done this endless series of blessings’ that believers live each day!
This brings us to the second stumbling block for many secular thinkers, the assertion that—
GOD CREATES EARTH AND ITS HEAVEN AND ALL LIVING THINGS IN 6 DAYS.
IN PARAPHRASING, 2 PETER 3:8 STATES THAT ONE YEAR TO THE LORD IS AS A THOUSAND YEARS…
THUS FROM THIS 2 PETER REFERENCE MANY BIBLE SCHOLARS TEACH THE 6000 YEAR, OR SIX DAY CREATION THEORY.
MOST THINK ITS MILLIONS OF YEARS OLD. HOWEVER, NO ONE HAS BEEN ABLE TO PROVE ANYTHING CONCERNING THE TRUE AGE OF EARTH. RADIO CARBON DATING TECHNOLOGY OF THE 20TH CENTURY HAS BEEN PROVEN TO BE HIGHLY INACCURATE. THE BIBLE DOES NOT ADDRESS THIS ISSUE SPECIFICALLY, AND NO ONE (NOT EVEN SCIENTISTS CAN AGREE). THE TRUE AGE OF EARTH IS A STUMBLING BLOCK TO FAITH IN GOD TO A GREAT MANY PEOPLE, because they let it be. You have to have enough interest in why the Bible is so revered by billions of people, to know you must read it through at least one time with objective maturity, before you decide for or against the action of faith. I personally recommend more than one reading. I believe God can do anything, so He could have made earth millions of years ago or 6000 years ago using the allusion made in the 2 Peter scripture.
THE MODERN ARGUMENTS SURROUNDING THIS TEXT PLAYED OUT IN THE TENNESSEE SCOPES MONKEY TRIAL IN THE 1920’S. IT IS STILL WIDELY DEBATED TO THIS DAY. YELLOW JOURNALISTS WHOM COVERED THE TRIAL UNFAIRLY MADE WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN AND THE CHRISTIANS LOOK ABSURD TO THE ENTIRE WORLD, THUS THE NINETEENTH CENTURY THEORY OF DARWINISM ROSE TO PROMINENCE. THE SOCIALISTS PLANNED THIS AS AN EDUCATIONAL COUP TO PROGRAM AMERICAN CHILDREN’S MINDS TO QUESTION THE EXISTENCE OF GOD.THE ARGUMENT IS “THE THEORY OF SCIENTIFIC CREATIONISM VS.THE THEORY OF DARWINISM”, OR IN OTHER WORDS, “DID GOD DIVINELY CREATE THE EARTH AND MAN, OR WAS THERE A CHANCE OCCURRENCE BIG BANG IN THE UNIVERSE WHICH LED MAN’S GENETIC FORERUNNERS TO EVENTUALLY CRAWL OUT OF THE SEA IN AN EVOLUTIONARY CYCLE?” To this thinking man, the latter sounds far more unlikely than the first.
THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS DEBATE IS SIMPLE: IMPLIED OR NOT, THE RECORD OF THE BIBLE IS NOT CONCERNED WITH THE DINOSAURS OR PREHISTORIC MAN.SOME BIBLE SCHOLARS AGREE THAT THE REAL PURPOSE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE BIBLE RECORD IS THAT IT DEALS STRICTLY WITH THE HISTORICAL AND SPIRITUAL STORY OF THE FIRST THINKING REASONING MAN ADAM, LEADING ALL THE WAY FORWARD 6000 YEARS TO OUR DAY, ONWARD TO THE YEAR 3000 (JUDGMENT) AND INTO THE PROMISE OF ETERNITY.
GENESIS CHAPTER 2 subjects for consideration—
GOD CREATES ADAM AND EVE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THIS STORY, THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL WAS OBVIOUSLY PLACED IN THE GARDEN AS A FREE AGENCY TEMPTATION/PENALTY FOR ADAM AND EVE. The true nature of the God of the Bible is one of always giving mankind the choice in how we live our lives. How great is that? Of course, there are consequences in how we go about life.
THE BIG QUESTION WAS:
WOULD MAN THIRST FOR KNOWLEDGE OF ALL THINGS UNKNOWN TO HIM AT THE PENALTY OF DEATH? WOULD HE LEAVE PEACEFUL IMMORTALITY IN THE GARDEN FOR THE UNKNOWN?
GENESIS CHAPTER 3 subjects for consideration—
THIS IS WHERE THINGS FOR ADAM AND EVE GET RATHER CHALLENGING.
THE SERPENT LUCIFER BEGUILS EVE, TELLING HER THAT IF SHE EATS OF THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL SHE WILL HAVE HER EYES OPENED AND BE AS A GOD KNOWING GOOD AND EVIL.
SO WHERE DID LUCIFER COME FROM? SEE ISAIAH 14:12-15, LUKE 10:18, REVELATION 12:1-14.
SUMMARY: THERE WAS A WAR IN HEAVEN DUE TO A LUCIFERIAN REBELLION (ANGELIC) SOMETIME AFTER THE EARTH WAS CREATED. LUCIFER AND HIS ANGELS FOUGHT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL OF GOD, AND HIS ARMY. LUCIFER AND COMPANY WERE DEFEATED, AND CAST DOWN TO EARTH TO TORMENT HUMANITY (A PART OF THE GODLY PLAN OF SALVATION DESIGNED TO GIVE MAN DEFINING CHARACTER TO CHOOSE EVIL OR USE HIS INTELLIGENCE TO RESOLVE FOR GOOD IN ALL THINGS). LUCIFER (SATAN) WOULD WALK AMONGST EARTH UNTIL THE EARLY 2000’S. AT THAT TIME HE WILL BE BOUND FOR 1000 YEARS. HE WILL BE LOOSED (AROUND 3000+ AD) TO STIR UP THE WICKED PEOPLE OF EARTH ONE LAST TIME. HE WILL BE QUICKLY DEFEATED BY CHRIST, AND THEN DESTROYED FOR GOOD. SEE REVELATION 20:7-11.
(DATES ARE NEVER OPENLY GIVEN IN THE SCRIPTURES, THESE DATES I HAVE SHOWN ARE WHAT MANY CURRENT BIBLE SCHOLARS SPECULATE CONCERNING THE TIMES WE’RE IN FROM READING THE “SIGNS OF THE TIMES”, ALSO REFERRED TO AS THE “TIMES AND SEASONS”. THERE WILL BE MUCH MORE ON THIS LATER IN THIS SERIES.)
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THE WORLD WILL NEVER END, ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE. HOWEVER, THE TIME WE ARE LIVING IN IS A LYNCHPIN OF HUMAN HISTORY. ANYONE WITH OR WITHOUT FAITH IN GOD CAN SEE THINGS ARE NOT RIGHT IN 2017. 80 DEGREES HERE ON THE SC COAST IN FEBRUARY? CALIFORNIA FLOODING BECAUSE OF POLITICAL INCOMPETENCE? OBAMACARE WRECKING THE ECONOMY BY DESIGN? FREAKS PROTESTING A SITTING MODERATELY CONSERVATIVE PRESIDENT, FAR MORE COMPETENT THAT THE LAST REPUBLICAN IN OFFICE? ILLEGAL RADICAL MUSLIMS AND OTHERS PLACED HERE AS TROJAN HORSE? I CAN GO ON AND ON.
ALL THIS, BECAUSE THERE IS AN ENTIRE GROUP OF LUCIFERIAN DARK SPIRITUAL ENTITIES CURRENTLY INFLUENCING A LARGE SECTOR OF WEALTHY HUMANITY AND THEIR DUPED ‘DON’T KNOW HISTORY OR THE BIBLE’ FOLLOWERS, SOME OF WHICH ACTUALLY CLAIM A SUBVERTED WEAKENED FORM OF GOD. THESE PEOPLE REJECT THE GOD AND THE BIBLE, BELIEVING IN NOTHING MORE THAN WORSHIPING THEMSELVES AND THE ‘CREATION OF THEIR OWN HANDS’. THEY DON’T LIKE GOD BECAUSE OF A NUMBER OF REASONS—HE TELLS THEM TRUTH (THEY HAVE NO LOVE OF TRUTH), THEY DIDN’T LIKE THEIR FATHERS (PATRIARCH WAS A POS, OR THEY WERE BAD KIDS, YOUR CHOICE), THEY ARE POSSESSED BY SATAN, OR THEY ARE INVOLVED IN PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL CRIMES WHICH THEY ARE BONDED TO (KNOWING GOD DISAPPROVES). THEY MEAN TO SUBJUGATE ALL OTHERS ON THIS PLANET. THEY BELIEVE IN LITTLE ELSE.
WE WILL DISCUSS THEIR ADVENT AND INFLUENCE IN WORLD HISTORY IN THE SECOND PART OF OUR SERIES.