Monday, September 30, 2013

O'Reilly's "Writings" Are More Likely to be Grieving the Holy Spirit of God!

The moment that I first heard that Fox News analyst Bill O'Reilly was writing a book that he decided to entitle,  "Killing Jesus," I KNEW that what he would write would likely go against practically all that is sacred to born-again, Bible believing Christians.

O'Reilly claims to be Catholic, but his stances on many issues go against either the Catholic faith or Christian truth.  For example.  He blindly claims that homosexuality isn't such a big deal; yet, he has seen the huge amount of damage that was done in the Catholic church priest pederasty scandal.

I was waiting for the first review and/or commentary about the book to come out.  Today, I noticed a post over at Now The End Begins: Bill O’Reilly Wants To Destroy Your Faith In Jesus And The Bible. Just based on what is shared there, I would have to agree with the writer at that blog.


“But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time…” Jude 1
Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly does not believe that the bible is true or trustworthy, and in his new book “Killing Jesus”, he explains why. O’Reilly also says that, after casting doubt on the entire New Testament and mocking the words of Jesus, that the “Holy Spirit inspired him to write it”.

Imagine that.

Though he used the New Testament’s four Gospels as source material, he left out parts he doesn’t believe happened as written. For instance, Jesus didn’t say, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do” from the cross, the Catholic O’Reilly maintains. It wouldn’t have been physically possible, he said.

“You die on a cross from being suffocated,” he said. “You can hardly breathe. We believe Jesus said that, but we don’t believe he said it on the cross because nobody could have heard it.”

People have a right to take the Bible literally, he said, but in the case of “Killing Jesus,” he was trying to be historically accurate. He never says in the book that Jesus was the Son of God because his book is not intended to be religious.

“So is this the Gospel according to Bill?” asked “60 Minutes” correspondent Norah O’Donnell.
“This is best available evidence according to Bill,” O’Reilly responded.
The most important thing he learned while writing the book was that Jesus of Nazareth became the most famous human being who ever lived, yet he had no infrastructure. He had no government, no public relations expert, no money and no structure, O’Reilly said.

“It’s never been done.”


While the book isn’t religious, O’Reilly is. He says he was inspired to write “Killing Jesus” by the Holy Spirit. He says he just woke up in the middle of the night and thought, “Killing Jesus.” 
Asked by O’Donnell why the Holy Spirit would mark him as “the chosen one,” O’Reilly denied any such title. Instead, he said, he is “just one of many who have been given the gift. I can write and I can bloviate on TV.”

The Holy Spirit of God does NOT tell people things that are in direct or even indirect conflict with what is written in God's Word!  I don't know just whom or what was "inspiring" O'Reilly to write such a book; but from what he has said in the interview and through the posting at the blog link, it appears to me that O'Reilly's "writings" are more likely to be grieving the Holy Spirit of God!

The father of lies whom Jesus warned us about is wreaking more and more havoc in this chaotic world; as well as confusion and disorder within the souls of men for the distinct purpose of ruining them. 

“You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.

Satan particularly likes to use influential men [like O'Reilly] who are powerful, visible, and wealthy in order to make others succumb to his goal to do evil and destroy men's souls.

Jesus told us:

“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?

O'Reilly has proven himself to be an arrogant fool.  Why?  Because he has shown to believe the lies from the father of lies and then creates a book in order to make money off of the lies.  Such a thing is truly disgusting, belligerent, and disgracefully heretical.    But like any other false teacher, his deeds will be exposed.   The true believers who know Jesus Christ, follow His Word through Bible reading and study will not be fooled or silent.   We just have more work to do in order help those who are caught up in the confusion.

For the record, here is what Bible-believing Christians profess.  How do I know this?  Because of the truth provided in the Scriptures listed under each section of commentary.

What We Believe...

*  About God:
God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.  He has eternally existed in three persons:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God.
Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 3:22; Psalms 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14
*About Humankind:
We are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like him in character.  We are the supreme object of God's creation.  Although humankind has tremendous potential for good, we are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God, called "sin."  This attitude separates us from God.
Genesis 1:27; Psalms 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1,2
*About Eternity:
We all were created to exist forever.  We will either exist eternally in union with God through forgiveness and salvation or separated from God by sin.  Heaven is the place of eternal union and eternal life with God.  The eternal separation from God is called Hell.
John 3:16; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; (Hell)
Matthew 25:41; Revelation 21:27 (Heaven)
* About Jesus Christ:
Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is co-equal with the Father.  Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to Heavens glory and will return again, to earth, to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; John 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3,4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14,15; Titus 2:13
*About Salvation:
Salvation is a gift from God to mankind.  We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.  Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can we be saved from sin's penalty.  Eternal life begins the moment we receive Jesus Christ into our life by faith.
Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6; John 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1
*About The Holy Spirit:
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son of God.  He is present in the world to make mankind aware of our need for Jesus Christ.  He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual gifts, and guidance in doing what is right.  The Christian's responsibility is to seek and to live under His will daily.
2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; John 14:16,17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1
*About Spiritual Gifts:
The gifts of the Holy Spirit are available to each believer in Jesus Christ, allowing for greater intimacy with God and power for accomplishing His work in our world today.  We believe that God, the giver of gifts, gives severally as he wills, and with emphasis on growing maturity in Jesus Christ.  These gifts are revealed and then can be used for His purposes and powerfully influence and affect our world for Christ.
1Corinthians 12:4-7, 11, 17, 29, 30
*About The Bible:
The Bible is God's Word to all mankind.  It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalms 12:6; 119:105, 160; Proverbs 30:5

Hat tip: Now The End Begins


GMpilot said...

It’s always comical to watch people argue over whose version of ignorance, myth, magic and superstition is the right version.

Christinewjc said...

Oh...are you talking about the global warming people? I agree! LOL

Jenny said...

The difference is, if you're paying attencion, global warming is real. Those tribal Jewish bronze-age myths are just that. Mythology. But then you don't really care about mother earth, do you? You have that rapture thing to look forward to. You know, ignorance, myth, magic and superstition.

Christinewjc said...


If you only read the rabid liberal leftist lunatic fringe websites and blogs, then you are only getting THEIR hopelessly skewed half of the story!

The crazies who claim that man is mostly responsible for the global warming myth is laughable! Are we not supposed to breathe out carbon dioxide? Oh wait...we have abortion to keep the human population down.

How is it that plants utilize carbon dioxide and emit oxygen for people to breathe?

Did you know that the current trend has actually been global cooling over the past 15 years?

You have been brainwashed by the likes of Al Goracle - who made millions traveling around the globe while promoting a "warming" hoax as he jets around spewing tons more toxic chemicals into the air in one month than the average person (or cow) would in a lifetime!

Anyway...this blog post's current topic was not about that. It's just GMpilot's earthly/secularistic/atheistic/skepticism version of his own type of "religion" getting in the way of the truth.

GMpilot said...

Actually, hostess, the blog post's topic was about how you're pissed at Bill O'Reilly, saying that 'his stances on many issues go against either the Catholic faith or Christian truth' . You even went so far as to claim 'O'Reilly's "writings" are more likely to be grieving the Holy Spirit of God! Indeed, that was the very title of your rant!

Now about this other thing...

”If you only read the rabid liberal leftist lunatic fringe websites and blogs, then you are only getting THEIR hopelessly skewed half of the story!”

I've read the OTHER hopelessly skewed half of the story as well, and I think this is where you got it. This must be one of those cases where religion and science are compatible...except that they're not.

”Oh wait...we have abortion to keep the human population down.”

War works faster, on a larger scale, and its side effects, such as famine and disease, keep the human population down. And religionists love it—their rhetoric and sacred texts are often full of war imagery.
Compared to war, abortion is a drop in the bucket—but I don't see you speaking out against that.

”Did you know that the current trend has actually been global cooling over the past 15 years?”

So we may freeze instead of fry? That doesn't sound much better...reminds me of an old Twilight Zone episode.

Can you please point me to the evidence for that? Or are you just exuding your own gases here?
If you got 'em, show 'em.

Christinewjc said...

This post's comment section has indeed drifted off topic. I deleted Jenny's latest one because all she did was blather (again) on about who is involved in the "ignorance, myth, magic and superstition" verbal war that you started in this thread.

Your recent comment however, did include a question in reference to the original post so I will answer that portion of your comment.

The reason that O'Reilly's talking points during the interview caused me to state that he is grieving the Holy Spirit is precisely because he claims to have heard from the Holy Spirit, yet rejects certain portions of the Bible. He has claimed on his T.V. show (over the past few months in preparation for the book's release) that much of the Bible is "allegory." He also claimed (during the recent interview) that Jesus could not have uttered the words, "forgive them Father, for they know not what they do." His reasoning (apparently) is based on his belief that crucifixion causes the inability to speak. However, we know several statements were made by Christ on the cross and recorded in the Bible which actually fulfilled Bible prophecy from the Old Testament regarding the coming Messiah.

O'Reilly excuses himself from scrutiny (or so he thinks) by claiming that his book is not a "religious" book about Jesus (he claims that he doesn't call Him Christ in the book), but just a history book about the crucifixion. I haven't read it, and don't plan to because I perceive it to be a blasphemous book.

Christinewjc said...

And, just because you asked see some evidence, this article is appropriately entitled, Top MIT scientist: Newest UN climate report is ‘hilariously’ flawed

GMpilot said...

Well, for once you showed 'em! Bravo Zulu!
This time I agree with you that all the facts aren't in. I do not think that catastrophic warming is imminent, nor universal; the term “climate change” is more accurate and more descriptive. It may be that we're simply undergoing an anomaly.
However, your linked article names only Dr. Lindzen. He mentions some discreancies and an omission from the IPCC, but that's only evidence for deception, not that there's no global warming. The other linked article mentions only the spokesmen for the Union of Concerned Scientists and the United Nations by name, and we know they stand on the side of climate change.

Surprise follows surprise! All this comes from the Associated Press. You don't trust the 'Media of Mass Deception' on anything else, but you link to this??

As for the original topic: given what I've read of O'Reilly, Killing Jesus isn't much more of a history book than it is a religious one. I'll leave all that stuff about the Holy Spirit, and how such a spirit can be aggrieved, to you and him. Like I said, watching people argue over whose version of ignorance, myth, magic and superstition is the right version is always fun.
He claims to be a Christian, just as you do. If you don't like his ideas, either correct him, or leave him to heaven.

GMpilot said...

BTW, did you censor my link to the war imagery? If so, that's very dishonest of you: the BLB wants visitors to its site.
I only quoted the bible, the book you believe in and claim to live by. Christians already know that verse, and passersby who don't know it should.

Christinewjc said...

No GM - I didn't "censor your link." When it appears blue like that then it means it was posted as is. Html must have been typed incorrectly.

GMpilot said...

Then you won't mind if I correct that error. Thank you.

Christinewjc said...

I don't know what point you are trying to make with that passage of Scripture. Even Jesus stated:

Mat 10:34

“Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.

A sword is an offensive weapon. This passage indicates that there would be animosity between believers in Christ and the rest of the world. It is inevitable.

The rest of the Matthew 10 passage indicates that our first love should be God, and Jesus Christ Whom He sent. Only THEN will there be peace between "a man and his father" and "a daughter [who otherwise might be] against her mother."

The peace and harmony that exists within our family is proof of this analogy that Christ has made! We are all born again in Christ and believers of His Promises. Thus, we get along extremely well - and it is evident in our day to day living.

On the other hand, I have seen the disharmony amongst those who do not know Christ. It is so sad to see. But they remain in my thoughts and prayers.