Nasty or Nice?

There are news article circulating the internet from a research study done by the University of Exeter (British) that mankind’s behavior might be genetically programmed to make one individual nice and another nasty.    From a news article, “Genes are to be blamed if a person good or bad and not the surrounding. To understand the concept of genetic polymorphism, researchers has produced a an innovative model of social evolution and concluded that some people are genetically programmed to help other, while the other aspect also tends to the same concept.”   One of the definitions of nasty is defiled, another good word that could be chosen would be corrupt.  For years psychobabble has declared many sinful lives as having a cause or origin outside of the control of the individual with the ‘diagnosis’.  Now mankind is looking to take that one step further and not only deny their Creator, but through ‘science’ declare that sin might not be the individual’s fault, but rather their genetic makeup.  Are the Holy Scriptures silent on this?   “My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.”  Psalms 139:15   “And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”  Genesis 2:7   God is the one who created mankind, not some nonsense evolutionary process. Man continually searches to find proof that there is no God, now furthering that, trying to excuse sin.  There is a problem with that, all will stand...

Lone Wolves?

“Then they will deliver you up to affliction and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name.”  Matthew 24:19   True Christians have always been the focus of derision throughout the ages, certainly it is nothing new.  In America there has always been tolerance and aside from some name calling, usually there is no true violence against Believers.  This of course is not the case in other countries, such as Iran, Syria, India, China or historically in place like Russia.  The Roman Catholic church persecuted and killed millions of Believers throughout the middle ages, even into the 1800’s.    “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.  But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils and scourge you in their synagogues.”  Matthew 10:16-17   The government has coined the term ‘lone wolves’, but in reality those who truly know Christ are His sheep.  As our society continues to become more and more degraded, the threat from the actual wolves out there increases.  What is a Believer to do?   “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”  1st Corinthians 15:58   Persecution comes with our Citizenship (Philippians 3:20).  While we might live in a region of the world where the persecution is light, nonetheless, if we lived in a region where the persecution is severe, including the threat of being killed, we must remember the words that Jesus...

#PrayForThem?

“Therefore do not pray for this people, nor lift up a cry nor prayer for them, nor make intercession to Me; for I will not hear you.”  Jeremiah 7:16   Another tragedy hits America and this time a mass shooting.  The media is dubbing it the biggest terror attack since 9/11 in America, others talk about it being the biggest mass shooting in the United States history and of course Obama is adding the term hate crime to the ordeal.  To further complicate things, the man responsible for the murder of 50+ people, plus the further injuring of 50+ people claimed ties to ISIS before he was killed by the police.    Panic ensued at the nightclub where the shooting took place and everyone was screaming and crying as a hostage situation unfolded and the shooter was taking life after life.  A terrible situation that will undoubtedly cause much more ‘debate’ about gun control and push for more liberties to be taken away from Americans.  To top it off there are (as of this writing) also reports of a man with a cache of guns and weapons who police stopped.  He was apparently on his way to a LBGTQ (lesbian, bi-sexual, gay, transgender, queer) ‘parade’ in Los Angeles, with intent to do harm.   This is being wrote on a Sunday afternoon, just hours after the shooting.  While I am sure other details will emerge, as I read a couple of news articles today about the situation, I noticed a common theme.  The twitter handles were being pushed in the media, #prayForOrlando #prayForPulse.  What is Pulse?   Pulse is...

Road Blocks

  “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many entering in through it.  Because narrow is the gate and distressing is the way which leads unto life, and there are few who find it.”  Matthew 7:13-14   The question is posed, what prevents people from repenting of their sins and believing into Jesus Christ, gaining Salvation from this world that is temporarily and gaining eternal life with our Lord and Savior?    “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?  Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?”  Mark 8:36-37   What prevents you dear reader?  What road block are you placing in your life that prevents you from seeking Salvation?  Do you not know that without Christ you will die in your sins and be forever lost?   “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”…  Romans 3:23a   “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 6:23   Consider your life?  What is it worth?  What profit have you from the wages of your sin?  Jesus died for your sins.   “Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was accounted to him, but also for us, to whom it shall be accounted, believing in Him who raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead,  who was delivered up because of our trespasses, and was raised for our justification.” ...

God Sees You

“For the Word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  And there is no creature that is not revealed in His presence, but all things are naked and laid bare to the eyes of Him to whom we must give answer.”  Hebrews 4:12-13   In the midst of my young son and I playing with my homemade Lego ‘Chicago’, one of the bad guys has a cannon is about ready to shoot cannon Lego balls towards his version of Lego ‘Chicago’.  As the bad guys lets out a hardy laugh, suddenly the Lego cat comes over to try and talk sense into them from annihilating cat’s Lego ‘Chicago’.    Cat says, “Don’t you know that God sees you?”    “Really, but I will hide underneath this building!”, proclaims the green bad guy.    Cat responds, “God still sees you and if you don’t stop choosing evil and choose the good, you are going to go to Hell.”   Adding, “Don’t you want to go to Heaven?  You need to talk to Lego Dad about what you are doing.”   The Lego bad guys consider whether or not to choose the good or the bad as they hear reasoning from Lego Dada about why they need to be Saved.  In the end all is well, they choose the good and become the factory guys, producing various sorts of Lego goods.    The simplicity in a young child’s heart is amazing.  Yet...

Imagine

“And Jehovah saw that the evil of man was great on the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all day long.”  Genesis 6:5   Lennon spoke of imagination:   “Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try No hell below us Above us only sky Imagine all the people Living for today… Aha-ah…   Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace… You, ..   You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one I hope someday you’ll join us And the world will be as one   Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world… You, ..   You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one I hope someday you’ll join us And the world will be as one”   Yet all men can do is only imagine such a scenario, where they are free from the supposed ‘burden’s’ of God.  Where men are free from having to do homage to their Creator, where they are not responsible for their actions, where there is truly no accountability, nor punishment for their sins.  The entire world has jumped aboard imagining that the Most High does not exist or that He is not who He says He is.  Yet as Solomon said, this is nothing new.   “That which has been is that which shall be; and...

As He Says

“For ever since the creation of the world the unseen things of Him are clearly perceived, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse…”  Romans 1:20   The other day in a mailing I received the author had CLEARLY PERCEIVED emphasized and how true that is.  As I watched a robin out in the yard this morning gathering up pieces of dead grass to make a nest, common sense suggests that there is a Creator.   How did the robin learn to make a nest, did she go to school?  Did her parents hold class to show her how to do so?  Silly you say, well it also is silly to assume that evolution preprogrammed this nest making process.    Prior to going outside I had seen an article making national news headlines that North Carolina was suing the federal government over its attempt to force them to have bathrooms for so-called transgenders.  North Carolina was filing suit on the premise that the federal government doesn’t have mandate over such actions and that their law (which requires you to use the bathroom that matches the sex listed on your birth certificate) doesn’t discriminate against anyone, simply the same rules apply for everyone.   I’m not sure what has caused North Carolina to take a stand, but they are.  In the article I saw there was a picture of what appeared to be protestors trying to assert their ‘rights’ to be perverse in the public.  Looking at the photo of people dressed in drag and what I can...

The Collective

“But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.  For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and did not realize until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.  Then two will be in the field: one is taken and the other is left.  Two will be grinding at the mill: one is taken and the other is left.  Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord comes.  But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief comes, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be dug through.  Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man comes at an hour you do not expect. ”  Matthew 24:37-44   “And Jehovah saw that the evil of man was great on the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all day long. ”  Genesis 6:5   “But evil men and pretenders will grow worse and worse, leading astray and being led astray. ”  2nd Timothy 3:13   There is a collective mindset amongst most people nowadays.  While the degrees of evil vary on whether or not one has a ‘conservative’ or a ‘liberal’ mindset, nonetheless the collective as a whole is very evil and against their Creator.   Tons of psycho-babble has been pushed on the masses.  The media industry via entertainment...

The Night is Far Spent

“And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.  The night is far spent, the day is at hand.  Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.  Let us walk decently, as in the day, not in carousings and drunkenness, not in cohabitation and licentiousness, not in strife and envy.  But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.”  Romans 13:11-14   There will be a time, a moment, in this world when the day is at hand and the night is over.  That time is when Jesus comes to receive us Believers to Himself and the world enters the “time of Jacob’s trouble.” (Jer. 30:7)   For those who are not Saved, not born-again, not in Christ, it is a time of judgment that the world will face.  For those of us who are Believers, “…the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a shouted command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God.  And the dead in Christ will rise first.  Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together at the same time with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.  And thus we shall always be with the Lord.”  1st Thessalonians 4:16b-17   As it stands at this very moment, as each individual reads this, understand what has been done in your past is what has...

In the Twinkling of an Eye

“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed; in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” 1st Corinthians 15:51-52   The other day as I got up in the morning, I heard a sound, a clamor that turned out to be a hole being punched into the ground, likely for electrical lighting for a future light pole. For a moment I pondered what the noise might be, but upon a brief investigation its source became apparent, simply men working.   The thought then occurred to me about how the rapture of God’s people and the judgment against mankind will come in a moment. The “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jer. 30:7) will begin and those of us who are Saved will from that moment be with the Lord forever. There is certainly rejoicing in this for the Believer, but my heart is saddened at the fact that so many chase after falsehood or refuse to submit, let alone acknowledge their Maker.   Life comes and is given by the Creator, He wielded each one of us, irregardless of racism throughout the world, it is God who made each man. Yet as I stared out the window from work I could see the billowing black clouds of smoke coming from the funeral home across the street. A body was being cremated, the former occupant of the body now either asleep awaiting the Trumpet or in Hell. Whatever choice they had...