Memified LIES Expose Atheist Errors

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Thumbnail of the charted atheists meme lies viewable by link in the text.

Continuing with the point of my previous post about how evil it is, to exchange the truth for a Lie… Dawkins #Memified Atheists ‘deliberately alter truth’

I first want to thank my atheist friend who inspired my post. She knows who she is… she was actually just one of the last of many with the same challenges. If it weren’t for her and those who are like her, I might not appreciate as much how very thankful I am for truth and love in God’s Word.. Ms. Memified as I will call her (so as not add to her embarrassment on Twitter) may have intended to change my thinking but actually helped prove that what I believe is more true than ever.

Anyone or anything that challenges us to examine what is true, honorable, righteous, pure, lovely, excellent or worthy of praise is a worthwhile endeavor IF it is done with respect, reasonableness and integrity. After all, iron sharpens iron… and sometimes sparks fly. But if the grinding wheel throws some sparks on the way to a sharpened tool, the process is beneficial,

I took her meme and examined it point by point — dissected the atheistic claims with the sword of truth. To see if something is true, examine it with something that you know is true…the BIBLE! God never changes and His Word helps us rightly divide the truth.

Here is the result:

CLICK to SEE Atheist Meme: “Biblical Ways To Kill Children” and “What God Thinks of Children”

WHY I CREDIT THIS POST TO AN ATHEIST:  It’s a story of an atheist showing me what happens when one exchanges truth for lies.

This one particular female came at me after I posted numerous Twitter posts about the good news and joy of resurrection of Jesus. She started out saying Jesus never even existed. Okay so maybe she was just ignorant. But seriously, who hasn’t heard of Jesus Christ whether a believer or not?  Then she asked me if I read the Bible because she has done extensive study of the Bible herself. To which the glaring contradiction prompted me to ask her “How is it that you say that you have studied the Bible intensely and yet you say that Jesus [central figure of the ENTIRE Bible] never existed?’ She didn’t answer that one, but diverted and chastised.

Experience has demonstrated there is an observable general #God-hater #Angry-athiest mode that some emotionally charged atheists reliably demonstrate. They typically ask “loaded” questions and grow angry very quickly. Some of the characteristic behaviors I have experienced could be summarized in a unified caricature as follows:  “I’m just gonna hate anything relating to God and demand you prove stuff to me…Right NOW!!!!!!!…and you can’t use the Bible… oh and I will alternate between ignoring any other truths outside of the Bible if they don’t agree with MY version of truth…after all truth is relative… there is not absolute truth. “You do know you are being condescending, don’t you?”  I will just deny or berate opposition or correction [criticism is their strong speciality] and pass my judgments [emotionally laden, fact-void] of being fiction, nonexistent, false, hateful, cruel to children, demeaning to women, enslavement or further assign various accusations as they occur to me.”

Interesting how the accusers demand I answer THEIR questions and then proceed to get pissy as the truth doesn’t work with their agenda. Many are also extremely impatient. Watch and see how many become angry accusers in about 3 tweets. Predictibly, they have repeatedly said: “You haven’t answered my question” “You are ignoring the question” “You can’t answer the question; it’s too hard for you.” Etc, Etc.   It really is a facinating study of human behavior of the Godless.

Another common observable behavior is the frequent complaining and attacking people instead of issues. If someone presents an idea that they don’t agree with or prefer, watch what happens. It is a truthful statement: “if you want to see the real character of an individual, just say ‘no’ or deny him something and watch what happens.”  What has this experience revealed about the general #AngryAtheist?  Typically they turn a full assault on the person as stupid, cruel, or a liar. It’s yet another living example of the depravity of man who is dead in his sin.

Really it all boils down to not having LOVE of God or others. To be clear, I am not speaking of the “feeling” or “emotion” of love.  I have to clarify that because so many people today are “feelings” and emotionally driven rather than principle driven and feeling experiencing. Rather I am referring to having the love we were designed by God to have and express. A powerful force that unites and grows in beauty, joy and hope. An active and powerful force that is the best there is. Love is a choice. To have or reject. Give or receive. Love is valuing others and caring for them and even being willing to suffer and die for them.

Anyway, back to the credited atheist: I was answering Ms. Memified’s questions, but growing more concerned she was appearing as though she wasn’t genuinely interested in the truth at all. Especially after saying she extensively studied the Bible yet she was is Jesus-denying and God-accusing. Can there be a greater dichotomy of mindset or worldview?.

I was thinking it might be time to leave her as one who has a reprobate mind. I was going elsewhere when this one #meme she sent caught my eye. It said ** “Biblical Ways To Kill Children” and “What God Thinks of Children” and then listed several Bible verse references beside a number of claims of “methods” for killing children.   [addressed above]

At first glance I could recognize the lying summations. However,  it was the number of totally WRONG BIBLE VERSES she cited and the misinterpretations that were glaringly obvious! The very first one about tying stones around children necks and drowning them was a loud alarm. Could an assumed intelligent person really believe that parents should eat their children. What?! IF she is such a profoundly studious examiner of the Bible that she claims she is, WHY is she sending out this garbage dumpster full of lies about Bible Scripture?!

That degree of shocking behavior is what prompted this post. So you see I do owe it to an atheist.

If #memified and #angry #atheists have gotten these few verses so abhorrently wrong . . . and uses these lies as their basis for knowledge and understanding … where are they headed? and what good is there?

 

True Peace

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“No one who denies the Son has the Father. Whoever confesses the Son has the Father also.” -1 John 2:23

Examining 1 John2:23 in light of people who believe Satan’s lie that they can please Holy God without having a true relationship with Jesus Christ…a pulpit commentary (via http://biblehub.com/philippians/4-7.htm) presents these points for our verification:

Verse 23. – Every one who denieth the Son not only does that, but οὐδέ doth not possess the Father. To deny that Jesus is the Christ is to deny the Son of God, for the Christ is the incarnate Son; and to deny the Son of God is to deny the Father also, for the incarnate Son is the Revelation of the Father; and not only so, but to deny the Son is to cut one’s self off from the Father, for “no one knoweth the Father but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.”
To emphasize this great truth St. John uses his favourite motive of stating it both negatively and positively. To deny the Son is not to have the Father; to confess the Son is to have the Father (comp. 1 John 1:5, 8; 1 John 2:4, 27; 1 John 3:6; 1 John 4:2, 3, 6, 7, 8; 1 John 5:12).
Note the solemn asyndeta. There is not a single connecting particle in verses 22-24; the sentences fall on the ear like minute-guns. “Every one that denieth.” There is no exception. Even an apostle, if he denies that Jesus is the Christ. thereby also loses all possession of the Father. The history of philosophy verifies the statement. Deism has ever a tendency to end in pantheism or atheism.//

–Definitions——via the Dictionary App
Deism
(1)belief in the existence of a God on the evidence of reason and nature only, with rejection of supernatural revelation (distinguished from theism ).
(2)belief in a God who created the world but has since remained indifferent to it.

Pantheism
(1) the doctrine that God is the transcendent reality of which the material universe and human beings are only manifestations: it involves a denial of God’s personality and expresses a tendency to identify God and nature.
(2) any religious belief or philosophical doctrine that identifies God with the universe.

Atheism
(1) the doctrine or belief that there is no God.
(2) disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or beings.

Sadly, there are many who remain deceived into thinking they are on good terms with God although they deny the Savior. It is not our going to a temple, shrine or place of worship, knowledge, our good deeds, nor anything that comes from us that saves us. It is not a prayer, a ceremony, nor our ascending into a higher state of consciousness, or obtaining some great degree or status. It’s definitely not our own senses or feelings that testify to our soul’s state before God. No! It is not about us and what we’ve done! It is ALL about Jesus and what God has done/ is doing/ and will do for us.

It’s a relationship with Jesus and our devotion to that relationship that many unbelievers mislabel as an “organized religion”. That’s akin to calling the passionate love of my life just “an okay human being”. Or our “marriage vows” to one another just a business arrangement that is only a piece of paper that could be undone with a lawyer and a few bucks!
I’m sorry to say that those who are fixated on dissing Christians as being “religious” just don’t know what a Christianity really is. Unfortunately, unless they allow themselves to intelligently examine facts and dispel lies with truth, they will likely remain in opposition to the very people who try to help them.

Those that don’t really know Jesus do not really know peace. Their souls deep down know that they are at enmity with God. Something is not right. They search and cannot find it. They try the world’s way of selfish ambition and self-rule. The Bible refers to this as the man who built his house on shifting sand. There is no solid foundation, because when the current scheme, relationships, pursuits fail (and they will) they simply try something else and start the cycle all over again.
Our rock-solid, devoted & loving relationships with God and other people is in very strong contrast to their hate for our proclaiming the truth of God’s word.

Christians are accused of being “judgemental” when all they may have done was state truth. It is the truth…God’s truth that judges. The soul that remains unsaved knows it is not right with God so it attacks the messenger. Do you notice how much venom is thrown toward a Christian by a non-Christian? Satan fight’s hard to keep an unsaved soul from being redeemed. As long as Satan can convince a person to remain in sin, he retains damned souls. Those who remain under the curse of sin because of their rejection of God.

God talks about that in the book of 1st John as well. They love the darkness and hate the light. The light of truth exposes lies, sins and that which they want to keep hidden. Those that live in darkness do not SEE all that they are missing. They remain in fear of the unknown. But there is a certainty that awaits all of us…One day …and it could be at any moment….EVERY knee will bow, and EVERY tongue will confess that Jesus is LORD. There will be those who will rejoice at being in His presence and others will trembling when they realize that they have been spitting in the face of the Beloved who came to save EVERYONE who would put their faith in Jesus.

There are only two ways for any person to be:
(1)Lost=dead in our sins, an enemy of God=No Jesus, No peace OR
(2)Saved
=redeemed by Christ putting to death our sins at the Cross & giving us grace greater that ALL our sins, a new life IN Him, a child of God=Know Jesus, Know Peace.

I so love knowing Jesus (and the grace, joy, love & hope God has given as a result) that I cannot help but sing His praises and introduce others to the Love of God. Out of love for all people I cannot help but ask:
…do you know Jesus? Not just “about” Jesus
…do you really know Him?
How do you know Him? Is He your Savior?
One day, when you are in Holy God’s presence, being accused by the Evil One, what hope have you?
On what basis do you believe God will accept you into Heaven to live with Him forever?

I’m telling you where I pray that your faith & hope rest…
In the name that is above ALL names…Jesus! For He alone is the Christ, the Messiah, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, the Only Begotten Son, the propitiation for all of our sin, the ONLY way to obtain forgiveness and enter into a right relationship with Holy God forever and ever. It’s not about if we are good enough to get into heaven; because none of us is. BUT GOD– (my favorite two word phrase) MADE A WAY and his name is JESUS!

If you are not experiencing the peace and joy of being in harmony with your creator and the love He has for you, may I suggest that you ask yourself why you are rejecting God’s will for you? Why do you reject God? Do you think you have got a better way, that you know better, or that you are more powerful than the Almighty? Has Satan convinced you that your sins are “not that bad”? Well, all of that is a lie!

Even a small sin is sin. It is disobedience and an affront to Holy God, therefore deserving of His punishment. God’s word tells us that ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. That means me. That means you. That means the Pope, Mother Teresa and Billy Graham too. ALL of us are sinners in need of a Savior.

Jesus came with the promise that all who will repent (admit to sin of living contrary to God’s perfect, loving intent) and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ will be forgiven and saved from the just punishment which awaits those who will not accept God’s provision of deliverance.
The Holy Scriptures tell us God does not want to punish us, but to love us. However, as a righteously just and Holy God, sin must be atoned for under His perfect judgement! Yet God has never stopped loving us; He always wants what’s best for us. So merciful God provided a way of escape. Either we release our sins to Jesus Christ as having done that for us OR we hold on to our sins and continue to reject God which will ultimately lead to damnation.

Forgiven sinners are at peace in their own souls because they know that God has given them a way to enter into love that casts out fear as Children of God. Having been forgiven, Children of God, just like Jesus, seek to save the lost, help the hurting and show God’s love to a world full of turmoil and hopelessness.

Jesus is the one who said to His disciples:
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27

Peace comes through having a right relationship with God. God Himself provided the way…His name is Jesus. It is very likely true that if you have a lack of peace that your soul has not been cleansed by the precious blood of Jesus who left Heaven to come to earth, lived a perfect life so that He could be the perfect sacrifice to take all of God’s wrath toward our sins in order that Christ could save our souls through the greatest love of all.
Jesus died once so that we may live forever! The power of God that brought Jesus back to life is the same power that God allows us to partake in through His Holy Spirit, His Word and prayer. We now belong to the family of God. Every human being is His workmanship, but not every person is His beloved child. I, for one, am forever grateful to be His and praise His name! I have the desire that you dear reader will experience this same exhilaration and eternal peace.

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”–Philippians 4:7 (ESV)

—I believe that the love of God is ours IF we accept it…IF we accept Him.
You see a gift that is given is of absolutely no use unless it is accepted, unwrapped and utilized. God offers the perfect gift…have you accepted?

I welcome comments and respectful conversation. Be blessed.
May God grant you His mercy, grace, love and peace.

A Modern Parable: Computer and Our Spiritual Journey

20140210-153759.jpg“Our lives are run [enabled, controlled] by one of two ‘operating systems,’ either the [natural] flesh or the Spirit [supernatural]” -Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

THAT was the statement made on this morning’s radio program “Revive Our Hearts” that spurred this post.

Suddenly I was developing an analogy between the computer and our Christian walk. Sort of like the object lessons that Jesus would use to explain spiritual concepts, my creative mind hurriedly captured the thoughts for a modern day parable. Any brand names are used for illustrative purposes only.

Let me start with the initial phrase and build from there:

Computer and Our Spiritual Journey.
Our lives are run [enabled, controlled] by one of two ‘operating systems,’ either the [natural] flesh or the Spirit [supernatural].”Computer and Our Spiritual Journey
The pure operating system was made by the Creator to work perfectly: powerful, useful, pleasurable and efficient. When initially installed properly the OS works great in and of itself.
But we users [people, believers or not] make operator errors. We must interact with other programs and the internet [world] which are infected without becoming infected ourselves. When, not if, we do encounter problems [sin, embedded patterns of behavior] we must turn to the manufacturer [God, personally in prayer] and/or the manual [Bible, THE source] to know how to identify the problem [discern and identify sin] and how to properly fix it. [The Word of God instructs us how to repent and reconcile, purge and correct].
WE, ourselves, must be diligent at installing [applying] the latest upgrades [truth of God’s Word] and pay attention to ‘error messages’ [warnings] to prevent ‘bugs, viruses & crashes’ [sin in thoughts, patterns and behavior] from slowing our progress. It is our responsibility to exercise care.
We must stay alert for unwanted ‘spam’ [diversions] and “false links” that hijack us to a foreign place or plant a “worm” [not so unlike that ‘snake’ in the garden] which causes bad things to happen [as we stray from pure truth], often when we are carelessly unaware.
Carelessness can result in having the Enemy be able to steal the contact info for all our friends or even our passwords. Then the enemy will not only infect our system, but also those of others. He can send out all kinds of junk [problems] to all our contacts [loved ones] without our even being aware of it via background programs running invisibly. [we war with not just the “seen” but the unseen]. Worse yet…these false links are sent out in OUR name. Our testimony , reputation and relationship with others is damaged! The Trojan Horse is allowed into the gate because your friend trusts you not to harm them.
We ALL need to be discerning when receiving messages; even from friends, lest we ensnared.
How do we do that?

These are just some of the basic things that I have learned:

1. Know your Operating System (OS)
– If you have a MAC based [Christian] system, then you need to know that a Windows program [non-Christian] will NOT work with it, and vise versa, UNLESS there is a [conversion] program [Holy Spirit] is at work as well. Likewise, if you are used to working on an Apple based computer at home and then at work they use an IBM, you will NOT be able to operate in the exact same way.

2.Know where you are going and why.
-A link (place you are heading) sent without any explanation (no ‘Re:’ in an email’s topic field) or one that makes promises of instant gain or other “too good to be true” outcomes are earmarks of trouble…EVEN IF sent from a friend or family member! [God’s Plan is Understandable, true and knowable by our purposely seeking God and His ways]. Appearances can be deceiving- false labels and promises [deceit and lies are Satan’s forte] are more easily recognized when we study the truth [Bible and its teachings].

3. Know your “friends”.
– Really know who they are and help them know when you believe they are under attack.
-The definition of the word “friend” has been warped to include not just our true friends, but also acquaintances, service or business contacts and previous strangers. The nature of the Internet allows some people to assume false identities and to put forth falsehoods much too easily. By personally knowing your friends…you can watch out for one another against the various dangers surrounding us.
[the book of Proverbs speaks to the importance of keeping good company, dangers, and the need to not only beware of enticements but to put distance between evil and ourselves.]

4. Know the SOURCE!
– There are many places that offer us information and even FREE programs, items, music, computers and devices. In this I quote an oft repeated Army phrase– “STAY ALERT; STAY ALIVE!” [Bibles numerous warnings on deception and staying alert and wickedness] Remember that problems often enter by posing as temptations and pretty packages. [remember the temptations of Jesus Himself by Satan who twisted the truth. The victory came as Jesus quoted God’s Word… not an interpretation…the ACTUAL words of Holy Scripture revealed and overcame the deceit].
Likewise, There are ways to check if a link is taking you to where it “says” its taking you (view sources). In general, the old rules of common sense is right on, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is,” AND “nothing is FREE”. Also, the more familiar you become with Truth, the more easily recognized is deceit.

5. KEEP CURRENT. [don’t stop growing in righteousness]
“Use it or lose it”. The longer that you’ve been away from your computer, the greater the chance that there may be more work to bring it up to date. Everyone can see this in that a daily attended E-mail box has hundreds less waiting items than does one that hasn’t been opened in a week! The junk builds up, important items may be overlooked and opportunities and deadlines missed.
It’s important to install updates and upgrades, because they most always have improved filters of junk and fixes of problems. BUT…even with those… KNOW the source. It is possible to get a blindly sent email CLAIMING that you just need to install this onto your computer or click this link or tell them your password, birthdate and Social Security ID! Don’t fall for it! There are legitimate ways for real people to get those private pieces of information and it does NOT involve email where we don’t REALLY know who is asking or what they intend to do with the information.

Although God created man in His own image and pure. Because of sin, this Life is NOT problem free! We must turn to God [the Creator, manufacturer] for a rebuild [forgiveness and grace; the application of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross paid for our sin=justification] and then subsequent training and upgrades [sanctification, growing in Godliness]. God’s way is not just an “additional” program or “add-on app”! God’s way is the Operation System! We can do NOTHING (good, holy, right) without Him!
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I pray this modern day parable is helpful to you in some way. I hope you have enjoyed this little analogy and that it has given you pause to think about other ways that God uses in our everyday life and activities to continue to teach His ways to us. Of course, it is MOST important to be reading, learning and applying the Bible to our lives. But it is nice that He uses things all around us to turn our minds toward Him.

I would love to hear your own thoughts. Please leave a comment below.”