Archive for September, 2017

Abortion Arguments

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

What are the arguments on abortion?  Biblical, scientific, political, choice?  Click here to read more.  

Lou Holtz Speech

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

In a recent speech, Lou Holtz said:

“Everybody needs four things:

1) Something to do
2) Someone to love
3) Something to believe
4) Something to hope for”


1) Be grateful if you have a job, or an unfulfilled mission.
2) Be grateful if you have a spouse, children, or grandchildren.
3) Be grateful if you believe in Jesus Christ as your savior who died on the cross for your sins.
4) Strive to finish your mission from Christ, and be rewarded at His Judgment Seat.

Holtz also said, “Don’t tell people your problems–90% don’t care, and 10% are glad that you have them.”

Can Christians be Demon Possessed?

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

While a Christian cannot be indwelt by a demon spirit, a Christian can be greatly influence by Satan and by a demonic spirit. Christians can be demonized, and there may be very little practical difference between being demonized and being possessed.  Please see Dementia and Demonic Influence.

The Ultimate Human Rights Violation

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Human rights are defined to be moral principles or norms that describe certain standards of human behavior, and are regularly protected as legal rights in municipal and international law. They are commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights “to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being,” and which are “inherent in all human beings” regardless of their nation, location, language, religion, ethnic origin or any other status. They are applicable everywhere and at every time in the sense of being universal, and they are egalitarian in the sense of being the same for everyone. They are regarded as requiring empathy and the rule of law and imposing an obligation on persons to respect the human rights of others, and it is generally considered that they should not be taken away except as a result of due process based on specific circumstances.

At the top of every list of human rights is the inherent right to life, protected by law, such that no one shall be arbitrarily deprived of life. For example, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly at its 3rd session on December 10th, 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France. Article 3 of the UDHR says, “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.” This would seem to be the ultimate human right.

Other human rights that are generally agreed upon are: the freedom from torture; the freedom from slavery; the right to a fair trial; the freedom from unlawful imprisonment or execution; the freedom of speech; the freedom of thought, conscience, and expression; the freedom of religion; the freedom of movement; women’s rights; sexual orientation and gender identity; the right to work and trade; and, the right to water and sanitation.

However, none of these other rights have meaning without the first: the right to life. How can one have the right to a fair trial or to water if he is denied the right to life; i.e., if he is dead?  Article 6.1 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states:  “The right to life is the essential right that a human being has the right not to be killed by another human being.”

Note that none of this discussion puts limitations of this right to life. It’s not that this right can be denied for certain people because they live in a certain place, or because they are of a certain gender or a certain age. So, the United States of America is in horrid violation of this right to life because we willingly kill one million completely innocent unborn children every year. That’s our law, and this ultimate violation of human rights, and our biggest cause of death, must be allowed. Where is the right to a fair trial for the unborn? Where is the freedom of speech or thought or conscience or expression or religion or movement or water or sanitation for these unborn human beings? Where is their right to speak out for women’s rights, sexual orientation, or gender identity? We deliberately removed all of these rights from the unborn when we willingly and arbitrarily kill them. Where was their due process; their freedom from unlawful execution; or, the right not to be killed by another human being?

The most dangerous place for an American is in the womb.

When Will We Start Winning Wars?

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

During the past 16 years, the U. S. has sent some two million troops to war in Afghanistan and Iraq. We have lost 6853 (U. S.) lives, and we have had total casualties of 57614, which is about the same number of U. S. deaths in Vietnam. Hundreds of thousands of veterans who have returned have applied for mental health or rehabilitation, have acquired drug and alcohol conditions. Many veterans are now homeless, and many families have been split up. Plus, we’ve spent trillions of dollars. In addition, countless hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghan civilians have been killed, injured, or displaced.

These Middle East wars started with President Bush. President Obama ramped down the number of U. S. troops, causing us to later have to re-take cities that we had already taken once. And, now President Trump is ramping the number of U. S. troops back up. I think we have to start asking some questions. Have these two wars been worth what they’ve cost us, especially in casualties, and are they worth continuing? Since we supposedly have the strongest military in the world, when will we get a Commander-in-Chief actually that actually wins these wars?  Why Don’t We Win Wars Anymore?  

What if Believers are Wrong?

Sunday, September 10th, 2017

Stephen Hawking has said that a belief that heaven or an afterlife awaits us is a “fairy story” for people afraid of death. Well, I’m not afraid of death; in fact, I look forward to it. And yet, as the hymn says, “I Know Whom I Have Believed,” in Jesus Christ, my savior. I believe that He died on the cross for my sins, and that, because of this, I will spend eternity with God. So, could Stephen Hawking be wrong, or am I wrong?

Well, I’ve heard this said: “I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn’t, than live my life as if there isn’t, and die to find out there is.” If I’m wrong, I will have lived my life as a believer in vain. If Stephen Hawking is wrong, he will have lived his life as an unbeliever, only to awaken to the awful truth in his afterlife that he indeed lived his life in vain. Which is better? To believe in God and find out it didn’t matter? Or not to believe and find out that it did?