Saturday, October 10, 2009

More GMPilot Rationalizing - I see....

Before my blogging days, I posted quite regularly at my Talk Wisdom message board. There was a small group of regulars who posted articles, links and comments in the various categories included at the forum. Once I began blogging on a regular basis, I didn't really keep up with the forum. In fact, the spam registrations over there were so annoying (and time consuming to remove), that I shut down the open registration. Those who wish to join the board now sign up via the "Contact Us" icon at the bottom of the page. Some spammers have wasted my time emailing their dumb links through the contact method! They don't seem to want to give up! Their links are immediately deleted, so why do they waste time with it?

Anyway, with that brief explanation as to why I don't write at that board much anymore, I wanted to share a recent post written by GMPilot:

Happy Anniversary!

Well, whaddaya know!
Has it really been five years since I read that polemic of yours and decided to confront you on it?

Has it really been five years that you and I have comported on God, the Bible, communism, Andrea Yates, George Bush, Barack Obama, the ACLU, the ADF, homosexuality, the Pope, Mexicans, Nazis, Nancy Pelosi, Rush Limbaugh, the USAAF, the USS Intrepid, Iraq, Afghanistan, New Jersey, the 2004 tsunami, the 2008 elections, Ted Haggard, Alan Sears, computer glitches, and a hundred other things I’ve left out?

Have I really faced down the likes of HAMMER, Wizard, Saltnlight444, Christian Brother, Sothenes, and Mr. Baker—not to mention Admin—and lived to tell about it?

Has the past lustrum been just packed with fun and interesting topics?

Happy anniversary, hostess! Here’s to us, and the legion of readers we’ve entertained/informed.* Remember that whenever your bullshit gets too deep on this site (your other site is almost hopeless), I’ll be here to clean it up. Someone has to.

I remain your ‘favorite nemesis’,

*6400 hits and counting on that ‘God’s latest felony’ thread! Not bad for something neither of us has contributed to for nearly a year, eh?
"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration--courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and above all, love of the truth." --H L Mencken

"The next time someone asks you if you're a god, say yes." --"Ghostbusters"

In case you might be interested in the thread he is talking about, go to "Rationalizing God's Latest Felony" Yes. That thread holds the record for hits - 6,411 and counting. The post with the second greatest number of hits is The Times of the Signs: The Days of Lot. That thread has 4,752 views. I have neglected to reply to GM's latest post over there. Need to get busy on that.

For now, I will share my reply to GM's comment above:

More GM Rationalizing - I see....

You neglected to quote the correct title - it's "RATIONALIZING God's Latest Felony."

You claim that my other forum is "almost hopeless." Yet, you still read there. So, one must conclude that you like to rationalize what you personally deem as "almost hopeless." Hmmmm...I find it interesting that you don't find what I write and/or share as totally hopeless. That is how most atheists/skeptics/anti-Christian minds often think. They find their "hope" in the "things of this world" - including the current bogus POTUS.

But still, some atheists/skeptics/anti-Christian minds have been turned towards God's Truth. Some eventually figure out that the things of this world are useless to them after they die. They figure out that all that they strive for on this earth provides only temporary fulfillment - if any - at all. Graveyards are filled with formerly rich people (and/or famous) who some would have said, "had it all." However, many of them lived miserable lives while rejecting the only true Hope in the universe - Jesus Christ.

It's funny. On the one hand you wish me a "happy anniversary" regarding this site. Then, you proceed to mock the beliefs that I and other commenters share here and at the blog. Well... it's not surprising. Jesus himself told us that our faith in him would be cause for ridicule. He also stated that the real reason for the mocking is because [they] "hated him first." There is a poignant message in his words. Not only do the unsaved disbelieve that Jesus is who he said he is - the Son of God, Savior, King and Lord - but they also hate him without a cause. But you go even further - don't you GM? Yes. You do. You personally hate him because of your twisted notion of God having committed a "felony" against man because of a tsunami. Why not blame global warming like most clueless liberals do? You would make Al Gore proud if you did!

I don't know whether or not you read a recent post that I wrote on the blog last Sunday. Within the post, I mentioned this:

I was reading in Max Lucado's book - "Traveling Light" - that even when the time for our physical death on this earth arrives, it pales in comparison to what Christ endured for us on the cross.

Lucado explained via a story. He mentioned that in Psalm 23, David wrote, "Yea though I walk through the shadow of the valley of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me."

Then, he asked a child who was fearful of the concept of death (something that we are all destined to do) if he would rather be run over by a bus or by the shadow of a bus. The child answered - "the shadow of the bus." Lucado continued to explain that the child answered correctly. And, it is because Jesus took the sins of the world upon himself and that Christ experienced the "run over by a bus" kind of death, that we wouldn't ever have to experience such a death. Instead, we will pass through "the valley of the shadow of death." This is another way to say that we do not die spiritually because of what Christ has done for us! What a marvelous Savior we worship and belong to!!

I thought that was a great analogy to put forth the point that Christ's sacrifice for our sakes was the greatest event in human history! And, his subsequent resurrection from the dead shows us that his word is absolutely true! We can confidently trust him with our very lives!

No other spiritual leader ever claimed to die for the sins of mankind. No other savior could prove exactly who he was by rising from the grave. Jesus was the only one who accomplished that!! Therefore, we can trust him wholeheartedly with our lives! We can trust in his promises! Like this one:

Jhn 14:2
In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
Jhn 14:3
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.
The book of Ephesians, Chapter 5 discusses the fruit of the Spirit. Verse 8 informs us that were all "sometimes[in] darkness. But now, as born again Christians we are now "light in the Lord." The light [meaning holiness, righteousness] shines from Jesus Christ! To walk as children of light, we are to be reflectors of HIS LIGHT [righteousness, holiness]! This is why no one can brag about anything within ourselves. All glory, honor, thanksgiving, and worship belongs to Christ alone!

Here's a verse that humbles each and every believer:

Isa 64:6 But we are all as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousnesses [are] as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
But we are brought back from our uncleanness through the Lord:

Eph 5:8 ¶ For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Eph 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness and righteousness and truth
Eph 5:10 Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.

So, as I had stated previously within the "Rationalizing God's Latest Felony" thread, you are sorely misunderstanding the point of life on this earth. And, since you are missing that, you are also misunderstanding the reason for physical death.

Whether it's being "run over by a bus" or "dying by tsunami," the fact is that because of what Jesus Christ did for us at the Cross on Calvary, we only experience "the shadow of the valley of death." That is, if God is with you through the Person of Jesus Christ.

"Yea though I walk through the shadow of the valley of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou art with me."
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. Colossians 2:8

The eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth to show Himself strong to those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. 2 Chronicles 16:9


thekingpin68 said...

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, Christine and family.:)

'Some spammers have wasted my time emailing their dumb links through the contact method! They don't seem to want to give up! Their links are immediately deleted, so why do they waste time with it?'

Good point.

I respect you for taking a stand.


Christinewjc said...

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Russ!

Yeah - the message board spam machine was a task that I no longer wanted to cope with. But that board is a great archive of articles, essays, and conversations from the past.

I was reading an article at Patriots and Liberty this morning. At the end, it reveals why the Obama humiliating SNL segment was taken off Youtube:

"You won’t, however, hear any conspiracy talk at Cosmos. For that you have to go to the GOP’s favorite watering hole, the Capitol Hill Club. Not a few Pub Congressistas were speculating there over a quick cup of morning coffee that George Soros must have paid off the Norwegian Nobel Committee to counter Zero’s humiliation in Copenhagen and being ridiculed on Saturday Night Live.

Maybe. Becoming an object of ridicule is often irrecoverably deadly to a politician. For a long time, comedians just couldn’t tell jokes about The One. Then Bill Maher on HBO had this zinger:

“Hey, Mr. President! You’re skinny and in a hurry and in love with a nice lady, but so is Lindsay Lohan. And just like Lindsay, we see your name in the paper a lot but we’re kind of wondering when you’re actually going to do something.”

Ha-ha. But when (10/03) the great bastion of liberal comedy, Saturday Night Live, ridicules Zero, now it’s serious
So serious that NBC yanked it off YouTube, and SNL won’t let it load on its site. As of today (10/09), YouTube is still carrying it embedded in a clip of Greta Van Susteren on Fox News. Let’s see how long this stays up."