Friday, August 12, 2011

The final Battle by jjmyles

The final Battle by jjmyles

Friday, August 5, 2011

Is Atheism a Religion?

For Atheists to attempt to claim "neutrality", in reference to God, is a complete lie and disingenuous intellectually. They have in fact picked a side. They choose their religion based on what they believe is evidentiary to their presuppositions. The belief system is based on their faith that there is no God.

A religion doesn’t have to contain a god who must be identified or worshiped. Some religions are polytheistic (Hinduism, Mormonism), some monotheistic (Judaism, Christianity, Islam), some non-theistic (Buddhism). I’d say the new atheists and their religion are “anti-theistic.” But their atheism is religious nonetheless.

They have their own worldview. Materialism (the view that the material world is all there is) is the lens through which atheists view the world. Far from being the open-minded, follow-the-evidence-wherever thinkers they claim to be, they interpret all data ONLY within the very narrow worldview of materialism.

They have their own orthodoxy. Orthodoxy is a set of beliefs acceptable to a faith community. Just as there are orthodox Christian beliefs, there is an atheist orthodoxy as well. In brief, it is that EVERYTHING can be explained as the product of unintentional, undirected, purposeless evolution. No claim is acceptable if it cannot be subjected to scientific scrutiny.

They have their own prophets: Nietzsche, Russell, Feuerbach, Lenin, Marx. They believe that these guy's had all the answers.

They have their own preachers and evangelists. And are they ever “evangelistic.” Dawkins, Dennett, Harris, and Hitchens are NOT out to ask that atheism be given respect. They are seeking converts. They are preaching a “gospel” calling for the end of theism.

They have faith. The existence of God cannot be proven or disproven. To deny it takes faith. Just as believing in God takes faith.

Atheism relates to a belief in the existence or non-existence of a deity, or whether the person associates any meaning to the terms "God" or "deity."

Atheism is defined as: a : a disbelief in the existence of deity b : the doctrine that there is no deity.

It is a belief system with it's own doctrine. It comes with the the philosophic difficulty of proving a negative—God does not exist—and in order to shift the burden of proof to the theist, since the theist is making the positive affirmation that God exists.

there are various sects of atheism. There is a vast difference between the friendly atheist who lives next door and the activists. Generally, even the activist types who are typified by the New Atheist movement will define “atheism” as a mere lack of belief in God. However, their activism demonstrates that their atheism is anything but mere lack: lack of belief in God. it is an anti-“religion”, anti-“faith” and anti-“God” movement.

The activist atheists consider belief in God as dangerous superstitious ignorance and seek to abolish it or, at the very least, remove it from the public sphere (public meaning from politics, culture at large, etc.) Evolution is an important [art of the doctrine of atheism. Evolution is promulgated as an ideology, a secular religion—a full-fledged alternative to Christianity, with meaning and morality … This was true of evolution in the beginning, and it is true of evolution still today.

Did you know that there is a trend among many atheists, particularly the New Atheist sect, where they define parents raising their children according to their own faith in God as “child abuse? This is a serious form of of radical atheistic fundamentalism. It is a way they are trying to open the door to persecute those that believe in God.

Yes Folks, Atheism is a religion and it has become a state sanctioned religion in the USA. Whatever happened to the first amendment?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

I Have Decided To Follow Jesus

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Practicing the Presence of God

What is practicing the presence of God? It is being continually aware of God’s presence through out our day’s and nights. So intensely personal and so passionately in love with you is our Heavenly father that he is with you continuously every moment every day, eager to respond to your prayers and praise. You mean everything to him. If you struggle to believe this, I understand. The intensity of God’s personal love and devotion to you is so mind-boggling. Begin the long journey to grasping the magnitude of this truth by remembering the torturous death the Lord of glory willingly suffered, just to be on intimate terms with you.

God welcomes each of His children with open arms. He makes no exceptions. He has no exclusions. The greater the sinner, the wider are His arms open to His child. Our Father wants us to know Him.

So why for hours at a time do we daily ignore the most precious person in our lives? Why is it that, often despite our best intentions, we rob our Lord and ourselves of priceless privileges by pushing the most astounding person out of our consciousness for hours at a time? He never leaves our side and yet our mind is continually wandering away from him, not only ignoring him but actually forgetting that he is even there.

Colossians 3:17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus. . .

2 Corinthians 10:5 . . . we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ

Ephesians 5:20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!

Psalms 34:1 . . . I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. KJV

Psalms 71:8. . . Declaring your splendor all day long.

1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray continually

Of course, for each of these themes there are numerous supporting references scattered throughout the Word of God.

These scriptures provide us with a multitude of reasons for practicing the presence of God. Not only are these reasons for us trying: they are reasons for believing that we can achieve this goal. God clearly wants it, since he has emphasized it in the Bible, and if the Almighty wants it, he will t empower us to achieve it.

Why should we practice the presence of God?

One of the most staggering and life-changing statements in the Bible is Jesus saying about himself, “I can of my own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not my own will, but the will of the Father which has sent me.”John 5:30

Let the impact of those words shake you to the core. If the eternal Son of God could do nothing without Our Father God, how great our moment-by-moment dependence upon God must be! Life is just too complex for any sensible person to dare attempt the tiniest task without involving God.

Through out the Word of God are many streams related to continually reminding ourselves of God’s presence.

I’d like you to read two Scriptures with new eyes:

Numbers 15:38-40. . . Throughout the generations to come you are to make tassels on the corners of your garments, with a blue cord on each tassel. You will have these tassels to look at and so you will remember all the commands of the LORD, that you may obey them and not prostitute yourselves by going after the lusts of your own hearts and eyes. Then you will remember to obey all my commands and will be consecrated to your God.

Psalm 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.  2 I will say of the LORD, He is]my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Living in the presence of the Most High  gives us the safety and sovereign protection of the Almighty God  which is a security that compares to nothing on earth.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wise Words

We must remember that God loved us first, and that our religion is truly a love affair between God and us, us and God; it is not merely a system of morals and dogmas.

- Catherine Doherty

Monday, May 9, 2011

Man arrested for reading Bible in public! Freedom of speech violation

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