Saturday, April 11, 2015

Fiendish Israelis slicing up Palestinian children!

Is there no end to the depravity of the Jews? How long must these atrocities continue? From the public prints, or at least an American television network, comes this horrifying story of a little-known program of Zionist "doctors" cutting up disadvantaged children from around the world, over 50% of whom are Palestinian. Is there no treachery or cruelty too low for the Israelis? 

See the hideous plot for yourself, in the following clip from a Christian television network in America. Once again, the Jews and their Christian lackeys conspire to persecute and torment the innocent Palestinian people.....


If you really want to feel some rage, you should follow the day to day operations of this program, and see the difficulties it faces.  As reported in the Toronto Globe and Mail, one of the problems facing these Arab and Palestinian children is the wrath that their families might incur from the Muslims if the word leaks out that they're accepting help from the Jews. Heads of Muslim families have been killed for less. Better to let the child die, I suppose.  

Or, perhaps the children could be treated by a similar outreach program operated by the Muslims themselves? But no, on second thought, it doesn't work that way.  Outside of the most affluent Muslim countries themselves, there are no "Muslim hospitals;" and those that exist in Saudi Arabia or Iran or Jordan certainly aren't interested in helping the children of their Palestinian brethren.  "Solidarity with the Palestinians" only extends as far as the headlines and manifestos; it doesn't involve sharing services or ("Allah" forbid) land. The followers of Muhammad are interested in death, not life, even when it comes to the lives of their children.

Tell, us, President Obama. Tell us again how "uncooperative" Israel is, and how noble the so-called Palestinians are.  Blame it all on your personal animosity for Prime Minister Netanyahu.  Don't worry about the facts; when have they ever gotten in the way of your anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel?

For further information: Save a Child's Heart Foundation

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Love without end

"As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you."
- - - John 15:9

As the Father loves the Son, in the same manner Jesus loves His people. What is that divine method? He loved Him without beginning, and thus Jesus loves His members. "I have loved thee with an everlasting love." You can trace the beginning of human affection; you can easily find the beginning of your love to Christ, but His love to us is a stream whose source is hidden in eternity. God the Father loves Jesus without any change. Christian, take this for your comfort, that there is no change in Jesus Christ's love to those who rest in Him. Yesterday you were on Tabor's top, and you said, "He loves me:" today you are in the valley of humiliation, but He loves you still the same. On the hill Mizar, and among the Hermons, you heard His voice, which spake so sweetly with the turtle-notes of love; and now on the sea, or even in the sea, when all His waves and billows go over you, His heart is faithful to His ancient choice. The Father loves the Son without any end, and thus does the Son love His people. Saint, thou needest not fear the loosing of the silver cord, for His love for thee will never cease. Rest confident that even down to the grave Christ will go with you, and that up again from it He will be your guide to the celestial hills. Moreover, the Father loves the Son without any measure, and the same immeasurable love the Son bestows upon His chosen ones. The whole heart of Christ is dedicated to His people. He "loved us and gave Himself for us." His is a love which passeth knowledge. Ah! we have indeed an immutable Saviour, a precious Saviour, one who loves without measure, without change, without beginning, and without end, even as the Father loves Him! There is much food here for those who know how to digest it. May the Holy Ghost lead us into its marrow and fatness!
- - - Charles Haddon Spurgeon 
 Morning and Evening

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Jesus' temptations ... and mine

For a number of years, there was a verse in the New Testament that, quite frankly, befuddled me.  (Just one?) It was Hebrews 4:15: For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. I believed the verse, as I believe all of God's words, but I certainly didn't understand it.  How could Jesus, living in the first century, be tempted in all the ways that I am, living in the world of the 20th and 21st centuries? I certainly understood that He was sinless, but had He really experienced all the temptations that you or I have? It didn't make sense to me.

You know exactly what I mean.  We can imagine the Child Jesus being tempted to tell a lie, or steal a toy from a friend, or imagine the young Man Jesus being tempted to lust after a pretty girl.  Those are timeless, universal things.  But Jesus never went to school, so He wasn't tempted to cheat on a test.  He was never married, so He wasn't tempted to ignore His wife, or betray her. (He will have a Bride in the spiritual sense, thank God, but I'm talking about His life on earth: that's the context of the verse.)  He was never in the military, so He was never tempted to cowardice in battle, or insubordination to an officer.  He had no children, so he wasn't tempted to scream at His kids or, worse, abuse them. He was never tempted to look at Internet pornography, or to preen and gossip on Facebook or Twitter. But the Bible says He was in all points tempted like as we are.  How could that be?

Finally, someone explained it to me, and suddenly the verse ( which I had doggedly believed, even without understanding) made perfect sense.  The verse doesn't say that Jesus was faced with every single temptation that we are.  It doesn't say that His experience was exactly the same as  ours.  It says that He was tempted in all points like as we are.  Get that combination: "like as...."  It gives us not one, but two qualifiers to explain that it doesn't refer to an identical experience.  I just didn't notice it - - - but every word of God is important, including the little ones.

There are, according to the Bible, really only three types of temptation: and when you've experienced those three, you've experienced them all.  Those are the "points" in which Jesus was tempted, as are you and I.  The Bible lists the "points," and gives very clear examples of each - - - including the example of Jesus, the first time He was here on earth.

In his first epistle, the Apostle John, writing under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, tells us: For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (1 John 2:16).  Those are the three categories of sin, and temptation: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life.  "Okay," someone says, "that's interesting, but what do those things mean?"  To find out, we don't have to go any further than Genesis, the very first book of the Bible. 

The first human being ever to be tempted was Eve.  The story should be familiar, but there's no substitute for God's word, so let's look at it - - - and highlight the three points of temptation.

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat (Genesis 3:1-6).

(Forget the "talking snake" that the theophobes like to joke about; the Devil was probably a beautiful, fascinating creature at this point: God didn't transform him into his more debased form until verse 14.  And it probably wasn't an apple, either.)

Why did the tree in the midst of the Garden appeal to Eve?  Why was she tempted to break God's commandment and eat it? Because the fruit was good for food, and thus satisfied the lust of the flesh.  ("Lust" isn't always sexual; you can lust over a ham sandwich or a candy bar.) The fruit was pleasant to the eyes, pretty to look at, and satisfied the lust of the eyes. (Nobody's saying that enjoying food or beautiful things is sinful: how many artists have painted "still lifes" that are bowls of fruit?  The only problem for Eve was that this fruit had been placed off-limits by God.  It wasn't her hunger, or her aesthetic sense, that got her in trouble; it was her disobedience.  But she was tempted to disobey in these specific points.) Finally, the fruit was desired to make one wise, and that appealed to the pride of life.  Eve wanted to be wise, but for the wrong reasons; it was a matter of pride.  So there were the three great categories or points of temptation, in a mere handful of fruit. The temptations are even listed in the same order as in 1 John. I wonder if the Apostle John thought about Eve as he penned his epistle?

Maybe not.  He might have been thinking of Jesus, because Jesus experienced these same temptations, during His time with Satan in the wilderness.  From the Gospel of Matthew:

And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve (Matthew 4:3-9).


Even in tempting Jesus Christ, God incarnate, the Devil used these three points of temptation.  (He also used, or rather misused, Scripture: and he's still doing it today.) Jesus was hungry; so much we know from Matthew 4:2.  So, the first temptation, to make bread from a stone, was the lust of the flesh.  The second temptation, to survive a seemingly suicidal leap, was an appeal to the pride of life. In the third case, by showing Jesus all the kingdoms and their glory, the Devil was appealing to the lust of the eye.  This is why John could say that Jesus was in all points tempted like as we are - - - because He was, just as Eve was, and just as you and I are.

No, Jesus was never confronted with Internet porn while He was on earth; but He experienced the temptation of the lust of the eyes.  He was never tempted to snort cocaine or pay for plastic surgery to make Himself "handsome," but he was tempted by the lust of the flesh.  He never undercut a fellow employee for a promotion, or mocked someone just to make Himself feel "superior" (not that He needed to), but he was tempted by the pride of life.  Just like we are, whatever our specific weaknesses are.  He was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.  He never gave in to the temptation: He was sinless and perfect.

And that's why He's touched with the feeling of our infirmities;  although He never condones our sins or our temptations, He understands the power of temptation.  And that, in turn, is why He can be our Great High Priest, our Mediator before God the Father.  For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5).  Mary or Muhammad can never be our Mediators; they've never been God, and don't know how God sees things. They only know how people see things. But a Mediator has to understand both sides.  And Jesus Christ does: He's the uncreated, eternal God, and was a Man, tempted like we are.  He got hungry ... but He wouldn't make the bread out of stones.

If you're not a born again Christian, who has received Christ according to John 1:12, this matter of Jesus' temptation probably doesn't mean very much to you.  But if you're a Christian, struggling with temptation, teetering on the brink of sin .... it means more than all the world.  You have a Saviour and Lord Who understands you perfectly.

What a wonderful Christ!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Child marriage: "Muhammad is our model"

This video is seven years old.  Not seven hundred.  It has not exactly"gone viral" on the Internet, but it's available on many sites, and should be available everywhere.  The person in this video is not a fanatical "extremist" or a spokesman for ISIS or Boko Haram: he is a professional "marriage officiant" in Saudi Arabia, the most sacred of all Muslim nations, home to Mecca and Medina.  Here is the official view, from an official wedding officiant, of child rape:


Some one might object, "Well, he's a Saudi; this is merely a cultural thing" (as though that would excuse it).  If such were the case, why haven't his brother Muslims around the world risen up to denounce his views?

From "Mangled Thoughts," an Australian political journal:

Australian Muslims refuse to condemn Dr. Ahmad al-Mu’bi

Why? They cannot be permitted to wriggle their way out of answering why they refuse to condemn that pederast.

How violent he is, is imagninable but not nice to dwell on. Bye the bye, from the photo of Ahmad al-Mu’bi on the MEMRI site, the sod looks exactly what he is.

The explanation of Ahmad al-Mu’bi’s call for the enslavement, assault and rape of infant girls is contained in the item immediately below – “Brumby, Hull, Szoke and Sisely must have these bigots on trial”.
As it is, there is already a serious problem:
Muslim girls being whisked off to the Middle East, by force, to be bound in pre-arranged marriages to thugs. One recollects the account of a girl who was incarcerated in a house until she caved into marrying a cousin. She managed to escape and make it back to the UK before ‘enslavement to primitive beast day’. She was lucky. It is a grave matter that doesn’t disturb ‘mutlticultists’.

Now infant girls! Ponder also, readers: In Iran, in Pakistan, under Taliban, teenage girls and women, innocent or rape victims are convicted under Sharia of adultery, buried up to their chests and stoned to death.

But, living in Brackistan, in accordance with decree 209342, issued by Steve Bracks, John Brumby, Bronwyn Pike, Justin Madden, Rod Hulls, and the Commissars of Right Thinks – Helou, Szoke, Sisel, and a number of justices in regular courts, I do my duty as the property of the Government of Brackistan – in accord with the anti-Bill of Rights, and denounce as bigots any who condemn such holy practices.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

"Receive Christ?" What's that?

Since starting this blog, several years ago, many references have been made to "receiving Jesus Christ."  But that expression, which sounds so simple, is puzzling to a lot of people, just as it was once puzzling to me.  Let's talk about it.

The term itself comes from the first chapter of John's Gospel.  Referring to Jesus Christ: He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (John 1:10-13).  So, that's where we get the expression, "receiving Christ."  But what does it mean?

In the first place, it means that Jesus Christ is God: not merely a "great prophet" or "great teacher," but God in the flesh, walking around on earth in a specific time and place. He created the universe, and everything outside the universe.  And, although He was and is the Messiah of the nation of Israel, He's not merely "the Jewish Messiah;" He's the Saviour of all men, Jew and Gentile alike .... if they "receive" Him.  Which brings us back to our question.

What does it mean to "receive Christ?"  Why is it such a big deal?  How is it any different from a "religious conversion" to Islam or Catholicism or Buddhism or Protestantism?  

Because it's not a matter of "religion."  "Religion" is what causes self-righteousness and small-mindedness and wars.  This is a matter of your individual, very personal relationship with your Creator.  And make no mistake: you have such a relationship already, whether you want it or not.  Whether you're at odds with Him, or apathetic toward Him, or you're reconciled to Him and in fellowship with Him, there's a relationship - - - even if you're an agnostic or atheist.  You may not acknowledge the relationship, but it's there.  

And, like every man or woman ever born on this earth, you're a sinful creature.  It doesn't matter whether your sins are "big," like murder or theft or sexual immorality, or "small," like envy or gossip or selfishness.  If you deny it, you're only fooling yourself - - - although most people don't deny it, at least in their heart of hearts. As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one, the Bible says (Romans 3:10); for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). And sinful people need a Saviour: from their sins, from themselves, and from an eternity in Hell.  That's why Jesus said, speaking of Himself, He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil (John 3:18, 19). Now, I didn't say that.  Rick Warren or Billy Graham didn't say that.  Jesus Christ said that: and if you doubt it, your quarrel is with Him, and nobody else.

What does it mean to "believe on him?"  Does it mean to believe that He existed, or that He was a nice guy, the way you "believe in" one of your friends, or some celebrity you've never met?  No; it means to receive Him.

(This is described much more fully in the section of this blog entitled "Hey, dummy!"  If you don't consider yourself a dummy [and some dummies have very high I.Q.s], you might not have read that section.)

"Receiving Christ" is very simple.  Making the decision to do it might not be easy, but the process is simple.  You simply go to God, directly (you don't need a priest or a preacher or a "counsellor"), and accept Him, on His own terms, and give yourself to Him.  (Believe me, you'll be getting the better end of that deal!)  You don't recite an ancient chant while counting some beads, and you don't need an eloquent prayer that some great preacher wrote a hundred years ago.  You talk to Him directly.  You might say something like "God, I know that I'm a sinner, and that I can't fix myself or save myself.  I know that I deserve Hell, and that's where I'm headed, if You don't save me.  But God, as much as I understand of myself, I'm giving to as much as I understand of You.  Please save me, for Jesus' sake!"  

That's just a suggestion, of course.  You can put it in your own words, just as you'd talk to anyone else.  But you must acknowledge your true condition - - - that you're lost and clueless and without hope - - - and ask God to save you.  If you do that honestly, without crossing your fingers or playing any games, He'll save you - - - and you will have received Christ.

Now, you can do a lot of things that are "religious," and still be unsaved.  You can repent of your sins, and confess them, and still go to Hell: that's what Judas did.  Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself (Matthew 27:3-5).

You can believe in Jesus, with your intellect, and be baptized, and still go to Hell: that's another thing that Judas did, and so did Simon the sorcerer. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done ... And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money, Saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost. But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. (Acts 8, selected verses).  

You can ask the godliest people you know, or even "Mary and the saints," to pray for you, and still go to Hell:  that's what Pharaoh did. And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked. Intreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer (Exodus 9:27, 28). 

But you cannot receive Jesus Christ, personally, and go to Hell: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (John 1:12,13). "Sons of God" don't go to Hell!

Did you get that last part?  About being born of God?  That's why Jesus says, Ye must be born again (John 3:3-7).  When you receive Christ, you're born again, and although you're still you, and haven't lost your individuality, you're now a new creature.  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).

And that's just the start of your new life; it will never end. You will have begun an eternity in fellowship and reconciliation with your Creator.  Not because of anything "good" or "religious" that you've done .... but because of what Jesus did, on Calvary, and what He's willing to do today.

If you haven't received Christ, why not do it now?  It's very simple: Do it on His terms, and if you take Him, He'll take you.

Hallelujah!  What a Saviour!