On Christian Reincarnation

A man I met said that he was a Christian and he also believed in reincarnation.  Hopefully I can state his case for this faithfully.  He said that he liked reincarnation as an explanation of why bad things happen to good people.   The main example from the Bible he used were the verses that "you reap what you sow."  He also gave the example of Elijah being reborn as John the Baptist.  He said that Jesus was a reincarnation of Adam, and was paying for the sins of Adam.    He thought that people got  ~10 lives, and then that was it.

My Body, My Choice

I used to buy into the argument, "My body, my choice." It is true, you shoud have a right to do what you wish with your own body. For exampe, you can decide to put a lot of alcohol in your body every day. My question is, though, is this a good choice? With drinking large amounts of alcohol every day, there are repercussions. The alcolhol will over time destroy your liver, which is much needed for survival. Drinking large amounts of alcohol is known to often hurt others, as with drunk driving.

Cult of Victimhood, Part 2

There are many reasons why you would not want to glory in your own victimhood. Some I mentioned from part one:

Most healthy cultures lived by the idea, "What doesn't kill me makes me stronger."
Forgiveness is a healthy trait, whether you are a Christian or not, and we Christians are commanded to forgive one another. Focusing on being a victim pretty much rules out having forgiven the person.
Christians are told to count it all joy, whatever trials we go through.

Cult of Victimhood

Today I would like to address this new cult of victimhood that is becoming so prevalent in our society. People are scrambling to become part of a victimized class -- women, black, gay, etc. etc. etc. The more victimized groups you can belong to, the more special treatment you can receive. This is a problem in many ways. If you go through life viewing yourself primarily as a victim, it stunts your growth.

Grievous Billboards

These are real billboards that I have seen in the Dallas area recently that caused me to grieve. Are we really so narcissistic? Have we really become this pathetic? Come quickly Lord Jesus!

Abortion is Self-Care

It's all about the question, "Who is God?"

On a world scale, the question dominating world events is: Who is God?

Will the answer be God and His kingdom: TRUTH, justice, mercy, love, forgiveness, humility, family, generosity.

Will it be Satan and his kingdom? Satan's kingdom consists of: LIES, deception, hatred, greed, revenge, lust, perversion, murder, envy, false religion (i.e. Islam, Buddhism, New Age, Hinduism, alien worship...). It is all designed to separate you from the one true God, the Creator, the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. It is all designed to keep you part of Satan's kingdom.

A Funny Thing Happened Today

I was sitting at a traffic light in a small town in Indiana today. A car pulled up next to me, and ahead of me a bit. I saw through the open window the man in the car passenger seat had oxygen tubes, and looked real sick. He was quite an older man. I started praying silently for healing for him. Immediately he turned around and stared at me. He wasn't moving around very easily and turning around to look at me was hard for him. I smiled at him, but he wasn't friendly at all.



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