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The Universe Should Not Actually Exist, Scientists Say. And yet …

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Science vs. God

God said He created the universe.   Science says the universe should not exist.  And yet it does indeed exist.  And you, the reader, along with me and those very scientists, are living proof that it does.


Friday the 13th is Christian?

… That’s why Christians call the Friday commemorating Jesus’ crucifixion Good Friday – not “horrible friday”.  One more time – not because of the way Jesus died, but because of the fact that we made Jesus’ death necessary by our own actions.  It’s Good Friday, because that death is what saves us from God’s judgement.


Joel Osteen – “God uses people to push you to where you’re supposed to be.”

This entry is part 1 of 9 in the series Why the government can't save you

Yes – it sounds like I’m picking on Joel Osteen.  Sounds like I’m even judging him. … So I’m not picking on Joel Osteen. I’m reminding us – all of us – that God really did leave us to take care of things for Him.  Yes – with the Holy Spirit – but still with us as the physical beings allowing the Holy Spirit to work through us.  


Evolution debate will soon be history?

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Science vs. God

One of the warnings we get from Jesus is this – Mt 10:32 “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven.” Like I said – the question of who gets credit for “evolution” – whether it’s atheistic or theistic evolution – is a huge deal.  Who gets the credit, from your point of view?


Are Muslim and Christian “jihadists” driving us to the End-Times? 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series What God versus religion is about

In the days of Noah, people were evil in their hearts.  Tell me – how great is the evil in our hearts when even our talk of religion – what’s supposed to be our beliefs about God – turns into the kinds of things it is today?  How much evil does it take for one Catholic to call another Catholic equal to a jihadist?  How much evil does it take to have some Catholics call other Christians equal to a jihadist?


Religious Freedom in China – intro

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Religious regulation by government

Like the United States, The People’s Republic of China has freedom of religion.  It says so in the U S Constitution and in the PRC Regulations on Religious Affairs, so it must be true?  Right?   I mean – just look at the first amendment for the U. S. – Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Surely all those laws we have that restrict and / or control what religions can say / do / believe can’t possibly go against this amendment. Can they? In the same way, Article 2 of the Regulations on Religious Affairs for China says – Citizens have freedom of religious belief. That must be equally as true as the one in the U S, right? Actually – they are pretty much equally true.  One difference is that in the U S, we pass separate laws chipping away at the freedom of religion.  In China, the Regulations of Religious Affairs document itself chips away at the freedom […]


Parents upset over no religious symbols policy. Why?

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Why the government can't save you

I read this more and more – parents are upset over some policy, this time federal, restricting religious symbols / words / books in schools. But why? I truly don’t think we should be so upset over this.


NY court asked to determine if chimp is legally a person

There is certainly more than enough said in just the verses I’ve quoted above to give us the responsibility to care for God’s creations. We don’t need more. And we don’t need to reduce ourselves either.


Why God is a curvy, black woman in ‘The Shack’

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series God versus religion - why?

Should God choose to present Himself to me as one of the many judgmental Christians (which lets me our of looking in the mirror to have God represent Himself to me as me – got it?) I would be shocked. No less shocking would be if He presented Himself to me as either a father or mother figure. One thing I’m sure of though – whatever way He chooses – it will be the way I need it.


Unintended Consequences – CA SB 1172

This is – first and foremost – a law that targets innocent children.
Really, all of this is over minor children. It says that parents can’t engage in conversion therapy for their minor children (for who, again, the parents have responsibility – to both the government and God). However, when that minor child turns 18, they are free to get conversion therapy on their own.


Apple assisting a future anti-Christ?

Oh yeah – and whatever Apple chooses to do with it. Like to be tagged. And to be searched on. And to be found. All of which exist with data that’s at least semi-public. And now Apple wants to make that process even “smarter” by doing all those things with allegedly “private” information.


A message to Trump haters (and everyone else)

But none of that seems to have happened.
Instead, I believe, we were in a position where – no matter who had been inaugurated – it would have been the person we “wanted”, but also a person God allowed to rise up to try to teach us a lesson that we “need” to learn.


God hears His people

As I said, the original impetus for this article was another 9/11 anniversary.
However, as I’m moving it from an old site to the new one, it seems much more personal.
When we have one thing after another after another …


“triumph of the human spirit” … What does that mean?

One of the most telling scenes from the movie about how to answer that question had to do with believing what we choose to believe. One of the lines in that conversation is from Mario (the character played by Antonio Banderas) –


Time Travel – God and the fourth dimension

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Quantum Theory and God

More laws – this time physics – that explain how things work.
I can’t help but wonder who Stephen Hawking thinks created the laws of physics.


Do we have the leader we deserve, need, or both?

This entry is part 4 of 9 in the series Why the government can't save you

In the Old Testament, we read about God raising up (literally – allowing) leaders to come to power in order to teach His chosen people a lesson. Think Pharaoh in Egypt and Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon, for starters. Is that where the U. S. is now?