Here is an interesting test to show how philosophically consistent your viewpoints are. Bearing in mind that this test was probably written by a moonbat who cares little for Calvinist doctrine, I will still answer the questions.

There are no objective moral standards; moral judgements are merely an expression of the values of particular cultures.

This quote is patently stupid to any person who is not a postmodernist dork or a wishy washy AnarcHippy named something like “Storm”. Of course there are objective moral standards; the Ten Commandments are empirically the greatest objective moral standards. Holding these values as true let the Europeans be the dominant force in the world ever since the Battle of Lepanto; defiance of the 10 Commandments is a recipe for your nation to be saturated with fornication, disrespect, violation of property, and murder.

So long as they do not harm others, individuals should be free to pursue their own ends.

This statement is also foolish, and the reasoning is perfectly obvious to anyone who is a Christian. The only purpose you serve with your life is to satisfy God; any deviation from His Word is morally, ethically, and rationally incorrect, and ought to be met with severe punishment. For example, man-on-sex doll fornication is not harmful to others in the physical or libertarian sense, but his inability to contain his lust damages his soul.

People should not journey by car if they can walk, cycle or take a train instead.

If people want to journey by car, let them. There are many good reasons to go by car; you spend less time going from Point A to Point B, you avoid government inefficiency (in terms of trains), you have greater security from erratic motorists (in terms of walking and cycling), you have less worry about being attacked by an urban thug, and you also get to have fun and be proud that you have accomplished more than the lazy pedestrians which riddle the sidewalk. Ridding people of their automobiles is the height of misanthropy, as is the entire “global warming” movement. Indeed, bicyclists happily murder pedestrians in San Francisco as part of the bicycle industry’s desire to force every American to own bikes and the tools needed to maintain them; Washington DC deliberately overcharges you for its Metro, then subjects you to smelly homeless people who want to urinate on you.

It is always wrong to take another person’s life.

Not always; the Bible demands that we execute people for certain crimes (the Mosaic Law is NOT repealed by the New Testament). A simple reading of the Bible should convince you, but this should convince any holdouts who are not Cafeteria Christians or heathens. Furthermore, those who actively work against Christianity deserve the death penalty, as the erosion of values is one of the greatest assaults you can commit on the body politic.

The right to life is so fundamental that financial considerations are irrelevant in any effort to save lives.

Obviously not. If you were to agree with this statement, you would have to justify every big-government spending program which came your way, since you are not allowed to consider cost efficiency. This is often used to justify irresponsibility; for example, liberals love to bleat about “criminal rehabilitation”, but fail to acknowledge that rehabilitation takes up money and time from the body politic, who should have no obligation to assist in programs which do not give a return on capital. The best answer to crime is usually execution.

There is a saying, “Give a man a fish, he’ll become a needy welfare queen. Teach a man to fish, he’ll be able to fish for the rest of his life.” Some men or women simply cannot learn how to fish; if they cannot provide compensation through other means, it is God’s will to let them perish. Failure to pay back your debts is punishable by Hellfire.

Voluntary euthanasia should remain illegal.

Absolutely true. You do not ultimately have the authority on whether or not to kill yourself, as it is a cowardly retreat from your Earthly duties. Only Emos, Goths, Muslims, and certain variants of New Agers want to kill themselves, anyways.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s..

Ecclesiastes 7:17 Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?

Homosexuality is wrong because it is unnatural.

Yes, although this needs explanation. While the main reason to oppose homosexuality is because God says so, He says so because of reasonable prohibitions. It is not natural to fornicate for purposes beyond procreation, but liberals like to spend their entire recreational time fornicating with various people, animals, and objects.

It is quite reasonable to believe in the existence of a thing without even the possibility of evidence for its existence.

Absolutely. In terms of Biblical arguments, this is known as presuppositional apologetics. From a practical view, it is useless to attempt to understand liberal grievances when they ultimately seek to destroy America; even if there is no tangible evidence that Iraq Hussein Osama wants to destroy America with nuclear weapons, his actions and opinions suggest that he certainly does.

The possession of drugs for personal use should be decriminalised.

Absolutely not. While you can legitimately argue that liberals are trying to destroy the tobacco industry through fallacious claims that tobacco causes cancer and that second hand smoke kills, other drugs were created with the intention to kill.

1 Corinthians 3: 16-17 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. 

For example, alcohol is explicitly prohibited (Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world); in another example, marijuana has been proven to cause degradation of the Protestant Work Ethic. Every moment spent with a drug at hand is a moment not spent creating capital or studying the Word of God.

There exists an all-powerful, loving and good God.

Presuppositional apologetics says yes. Remember that God’s definition of loving and good is probably different than yours.

The second world war was a just war.

Yes. While this war may have been altruistic and was led by two largely incompetent buffoons, the main reason it was just is because it protected American interests abroad. Liberals cried and moaned about the Iraq War when we were simply trying to secure oil for ourselves; compare this to Hussein Osama’s release of America-hater Sgt. Bergdahl in exchange for 5 terrorists; both of these factions are out to deny Americans and Christians freedom. It makes you wonder why the Islamists didn’t bother to initiate the exchange earlier (perhaps because President Bush was a good man, unlike Hussein Osama).

Having made a choice, it is always possible that one might have chosen otherwise.

No. Predestination is the only logical way to view an omniscient being. Multiverses and non-linear storytelling are thought up with the express intent of blasphemy.

It is not always right to judge individuals solely on their merits.

Incorrect. If you want to create capital, you hire people who help you create capital. Furthermore, God and Christ judge people solely on their merit to Him (faith). If you don’t accept Christ as your savior, you burn in hell, no matter how highly secular values exalt you. Given that devout Christianity is the greatest merit a person can have, a society which properly recognizes this merit will thrive to a greater extent than a society which rejects Christianity.

Judgements about works of art are purely matters of taste.

Piss Christ, Banksy grafitti, pornography, rap music, jazz music, video games (especially the Bioshock, Mass Effect, Fallout, Metal Gear Solid, and Witcher series), Dungeons & Dragons, Mecca, George Carlin, Bill Hicks… I could go on, but I think you get the point. There is plenty of anti-Christian art out there.

On bodily death, a person continues to exist in a non-physical form.

Yes, a basic tenant of Christianity cannot be wrong. That most scientists insist on using a materialist dichotomy should suggest their methods and their institution to be suspect.

The government should not permit the sale of health treatments which have not been tested for efficacy and safety.

No, the federal government has no legitimate right to examine anything unless it goes against the Bible. The free market is the best judge of such matters _ people who live by poison will die by poison, people who live by honesty will die an honest death. The FDA and other bureaucracies only exist to force a Communist agenda on market loving people.

There are no objective truths about matters of fact; “truth” is always relative to particular cultures and individuals.

Jesus is the only way. Anything which questions the wisdom established by the Bible is suspect. Truth cannot, in fact, ever be relative; we must be critical of everything within our lives, from the children’s television shows we show our kids to the highway lane to drive in.

Atheism is a faith just like any other, because it is not possible to prove the non-existence of God.

Yes. In fact, atheists know God exists, they just choose to hate Him.

Proper sanitation and medicines are generally good for a society.

I said “disagree”, because that implies that there is an authoritative measurement of medicine beyond the Bible. “Proper sanitation” means “flouride and soy” by liberals; “proper medicines” implies that other treatments do not work, which is false. It is important to note that Hippocrates, the “founder of modern medicine”, was an ardent abortionist. Do you really want to be taking your medical doctrine by someone who didn’t hold innocent life as sacred?

In certain circumstances, it might be desirable to discriminate positively in favour of a person as recompense for harms done to him/her in the past.

No; God and God alone can compensate you for past grievances. Reparations are actually a wealth redistribution plot, ardently supported by Black Liberation Theology and Iraq Hussein Osama.

Alternative and complementary medicine is as valuable as mainstream medicine.

Absolutely true. Homeopathy and chelation therapy are certainly more trustworthy than vaccines, for example. Inquisitive people should look past the fact that alternative medicine is normally associated with the Left, and realize that many of the drugs labeled as “mainstream medicine” are mandated as part of Osamacare. Why else would Osamacare mandate medicine and vaccinations, if not to brainwash the body politic? If homeopathy and chelation therapy are destructive, why doesn’t Osamacare mandate them?

Severe brain-damage can rob a person of all consciousness and selfhood.

Terri Schiavo says no. Liberalism may suggest otherwise, but those people may not even be human, anyways.

To allow an innocent child to suffer needlessly when one could easily prevent it is morally reprehensible.

God may have intended for the child to suffer, and perhaps grant it easier access to heaven. Man cannot hope to comprehend true justice. Indeed, people of good Christian faith who are destroyed by tornadoes, avalanches, and other disasters through no fault of their own should be considered blessed _ they are on the fast track to heaven. Keep in mind that deliberately exposing yourself to dangerous scenarios in the interest of gaining access to Heaven will be noticed by God, and will be punished by Hellfire.

The environment should not be damaged unnecessarily in the pursuit of human ends.

The environment cannot actually be damaged, as God will provide. The assertion that the environment can be damaged is only really used by people who want us to live as gatherers (but not hunters, since suddenly meat is murder). Specifically, the Bible tells us that we are to exercise dominion over the land (Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.); if we are prevented from burning coal, we are not exercising our dominion over the land.

Michaelangelo is indisputably one of history’s finest artists.

Yes. Even though he worked for the Papists, he still had a noble Christian goal; his works are far better and more moral than those of the MTV layabouts and the rest of the idiots who comprise “pop culture”.

Individuals have sole rights over their own bodies.

Not if it interferes with your own life or your unborn child’s life. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

Acts of genocide stand as a testament to man’s ability to do great evil.

Genocide can occasionally be a good thing. Would anyone during the Cold War really be against the extermination of Communists? Would anyone really argue that the Crusades were a bad thing? If genocide was the only way to get rid of liberalism, would you not do it? I answered “disagree” precisely because genocide cannot reasonably be seen as a moral wrong in all cases.

The holocaust is an historical reality, taking place more or less as the history books report.

I’m not a Holocaust denier, but historians in general cannot be trusted, as most of them disagree with James Ussher’s Biblical chronology and Ken Ham’s baraminology. Furthermore, why do historians agree upon a figure of 6 million Jewish deaths, and not 5,999,999 or 6,000,001? Did they manage to track the fate of every last Jewish person? Did they account for the Jewish people who were going to die of natural causes anyways, regardless of the Holocaust? I put “disagree”, because it’s really the only way you can deal with so called “historical realities” that you weren’t there to witness down to precise detail and which weren’t recorded in the Bible.

Governments should be allowed to increase taxes sharply to save lives in the developing world.

No. If private sources or God don’t want to save lives in the developing world, those lives aren’t worth saving. I don’t want to accidentally fund the next Osama bin Laden, as the government is wont to do. Furthermore, a government only has a legitimate interest in the lives of its own citizens, and not those abroad. If a government wants to have a legitimate claim in dictating the fate of another nation in any way, it needs to conquer it or threaten it first.

The future is fixed, how one’s life unfolds is a matter of destiny.

Yes, predestination mandates this. God knows every action you will have in the future as well as your moral outcome (by definition of “omniscient”), but you probably don’t. Maybe you were predestined to be a Calvinist hater, only to accept the Truth at the end of your life. Maybe you claim to be a Christian or conservative, but start to doubt your convictions because Hussein Osama started indoctrinating you through the usage of liberal artifacts such as the American dime. Either of these are possibilities, but far from the only possibilities.

And my result?

As you’ve probably already figured out, the Philosophical Health Test has identified no tensions in your beliefs.

That’s certainly better than many of the Leftist commentators I’ve had in the past, for sure. If you are conservative and the test alleged you had cognitive dissonance, post the issue(s) the test claimed you have and either admit your wrongdoing or argue against it. If you are a liberal, libertarian, socialist, anarchist, centrist, Environmentalist, Islamist, or any other proclaimer of a degenerate political view, post your issue(s) if the test claimed you had it/them, and either admit your irrational viewpoints or let freedom lovers laugh at you.

Finally, if you want to express your disagreements on this topic, please do so by the question organization of the test.

Posted by: Objective Scrutator | April 5, 2011

Why We Fight

This is a clever move by our enemies, but their tactics will fail:

US defence secretary Robert Gates says Libyan troops are placing bodies at the sites of coalition air strikes and then blaming western forces for their deaths.

The accusation comes as France says its fighter aircraft have destroyed at least five Libyan government warplanes and two helicopters near the city of Misrata.

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The government of embattled leader Moamar Gaddafi says around 100 people have been killed in a week of coalition air strikes on Libya.

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…speaking to American network CBS, Mr Gates said the US was having trouble coming up with proof of any civilian casualties caused by the coalition.

He said numerous intelligence reports suggested Mr Gaddafi’s forces were collecting the bodies of the people they killed in their assaults and dumping them at the sites of allied strikes.

Asked if Mr Gaddafi’s days were numbered, he said “I wouldn’t be hanging any new pictures if I were him.”

Deception is frequently employed by America’s enemies. It is quite obvious that the Libyans have observed American liberals carrying out their means of deception with Osamacare, the deficit, and other important issues of today. Hussein Osama is the pioneer of manipulating numbers to suggest something different than what is actually occurring, with the Congressional Budget Office being his foremost servant on tricking all American age groups into thinking they’ll be receiving superior coverage (when the only people who will actually benefit from this plan will be people on welfare). Gaddafi takes this same manner of deception one level further: he slaughters his people, then places them in high-value military targets to make our military appear culpable. It is a plan which is executed far better than Osama’s plan, yet a plan which still bears his taint. Its origins are, at the latest, during the Gulf War, when Saddam Hussein tried to pull a similar tactic (possibly in order to get Bill Clinton elected, who would then allow Osama bin Laden open season on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon).

My theory on why Hussein Osama and the rest of the Marxist population at large love to do these sorts of manipulations is to lend credence to their postmodern, secular humanist agenda. Since numbers do not mean anything in this world, they say, we must therefore distribute goods from each according to his ability to each according to his need. Since the universe is composed of the same components and rules, they say, it is possible for us to enter “outer space” and land on the moon. Since everything can be manipulated, they say, there is no supreme being but your Marxist ruler.

I grow tired of Muslim manipulations and liberal lying leading to the deaths of innocents through no fault of their own. This is why we Americans must embark upon the slaughter of every Muslim and liberal until their ideologies are only remembered derisively in the history books. If you do not wish to have your children become a mere statistic in the service of denigrating America, then you must demand your local, state, and federal governments to make liberalism and Islam a capital crime.

Posted by: bobevansmetsguy | March 23, 2011

God and Evil

Our hearts are broken and our thoughts and prayers are with the suffering people of Japan. We pray that they will somehow soon emerge from despair into renewed hope.

 In the face of one unspeakable tragedy after another, the vexing question of God and evil, once again, is undoubtedly in the minds of many. How could a merciful and powerful God countenance such hideous instances of evil in the world?

Surely, the present tragedy affects the lives of  each and every one of us, placing additional emphasis on the gnawing question of God and goodness.

In the weeks following the Haiti earthquake, I tried to help readers of this blog, myself included, come to grips with the baffling problem, which even believers in God’s goodness wrestle with. At a loss to address the question myself, I deferred, in my post of February 2, 2010 (“An Interesting Perspective On The Haiti Tragedy”), to Michael Cook, at MercatorNet.com. I recommend a second reading of that post.

The devastation in Japan reminds us of our human frailty, and of the stark truth that, natural evil is and always will be a threat. We can not discern the will or mind of God, but Christians believe firmly that He is not the author of evil.

Despite their sound reputation for preparedness, it is foolish to think that the Japanese government could have done more to protect the people of Northern Japan. Natural evil of this scope and magnitude is plainly the consequence of living on a planet which is geologically and meteorologically subject to disastrous events at intervals not precisely understood by earth scientists. Our vulnerability to natural disaster has been a given down through the ages.

Regarding the universe, we are very small and frail. Those of us who believe in God, realize that God gave us minds and souls to understand our purpose in the universe. We recognize our weakness, but we are aware.

Our freedom to choose good over evil is a responsibility shared by all, whether we are religious or not–whether God exists or not. Free will, whether we are religious or not, is the most common cause of our moral blindness. Isn’t it man’s indifference to evil which is the foremost reason for the spread of evil in the world?

We alone, are responsible for goodness in the world. We can’t expect God to magically protect us from our own brokenness.

Whether we are religious or not, striving for goodness in our everyday lives challenges us to make a positive difference in this wounded world. This is the essence of free will. It is the essence of coming into the grace of God.

Those of us who believe in God, can take solace and direction from a God who has set us on a path in life, and guides us in our daily walk.

Posted by: bobevansmetsguy | February 15, 2011

Waiting In Joyful Hope

We pay homage and heartfelt tribute to the dedication of Christian men and women, in their great calling to enlighten our young people in the tenets of our faith. These folks enlighten our kids and all who ‘search’, not only in the “faith”, but also in what it means to eventually live their lives as responsible and mature adults in the world today. Goodness knows how sorely lacking we are in that regard in our nation and throughout the world. These teachers are not unlike the disciples of Christ.

Education, after all, is about forming the human person and imparting knowledge and wisdom. Is true wisdom not about knowledge of God?

As a young boy, I was taught by dedicated men and women who had taken sacred vows to devote their lives to the service of God. I am forever grateful to them, and I give thanks and praise to God for their great calling. These men and women consecrated their lives to God through loving and faithful witness to Christ, the supreme Teacher.

Our teachers provided us with hope….”For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.” [Romans 8:24-25].

Like Jesus’ deciples, many of these teachers, including our host, carried the truth of the Gospels to far-off lands with Spirit inspired missionary zeal.

The Bible is replete with testimony on the virtue of hope. “Hope” is a recurring word in the Bible. We find, in several passages, that, the words “faith” and “hope” are interchangeable….”But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: [1 Peter 3:15]

Note: ( “Fear” in the Biblical sense is defined as, awe and reverence of and to God).

Paul makes clear to the Ephesians, that, before their encounter with Christ, they were “…strangers from the covenants of promise, having, no hope, and without God in the world: [Ephesians 2:12]

To the Thessalonians, Paul says: “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.” [1 Thessalonians 4:13]

Christians know, (many in general terms), that they have a future in Christ…they know that their lives will not end in emptiness. The “dark” door of the future  has been opened to us, presently, in Christ Jesus. God bless all those who have selflessly imparted this wisdom to others, and who have resolved to lead us to Him.

In Ephesians 2:12 Paul reminds his listeners that, prior to encountering Christ, they were, “…strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.”

Then, as now, Christians were joyful and confident in their belief in a glorious future. Then, as now, they had no idea regarding the details of the reward which awaited them. But they knew, as do we, that, in Jesus Christ, their lives would not end in emptiness.

The “door” of the future is opened to us in our magnificent hope. Accordingly, we live differently, joyfully anticipating the gift  of a new life…a gift we are promised as a result of our personal encounter with Jesus Christ…an encounter we must, as Christians, extend to many others. The hope which has redeemed us , we cannot keep to ourselves. We cannot fail to show it to many among us who yearn for the Truth.

Posted by: Objective Scrutator | January 18, 2011

The Greatest Cry For America Of All Time

Words simply do not do this song justice. If the the rest of this nation had even a thousandth of the patriotism and love that this couple had, Jesus could send everyone in it to heaven.

The imagery in this song is truly beautiful; believe it or not, the liberals of our country harbor absolutely no knowledge on how to walk through an open door. The statement applies metaphorically, as liberals only care about helping lazy junkies and the generally worthless; yet it also applies literally, as liberals are always too intoxicated or ‘blotto’ to even get from point A to point B without incident. However, my favorite image of this song deals with hunting skunks. Sarah Palin has undoubtedly slaughtered many a skunk for glory and perhaps ecumenical reasons, and knows that exterminating a skunk will cleanse the entire area for a period of time. This is exactly what needs to happen to Washington; at the risk of being politically incorrect, dare I say that the American people are beginning to take their imagery in a literal sense? Dare I say that this change is a good thing for America?

How do we know that words mean anything? Coming from Democrats, RINOs, Harvard lawyers, and the rest of the Profligates, they certainly don’t; yet when they resound from Tea Party Christians such as Sarah Palin, these words bring comfort and a sense of resolve. When Sarah Palin says she is going to do something, she is going to do it. The song hints that she’ll throw all of Congress in jail (of course excluding obvious patriots such as Steve King and Jim DeMint); by stating this, she puts forth an ultimatum to Congress to stop taxing the American people, persecuting the successful, and promoting godless Ivy League fornicatorial values over the values of the Heartland.

One point which may confuse newer Tea Partiers, and will certainly confuse the Dissolute is that the song hints that it will be “cold as hell” when Sarah takes office. This is NOT an implication that a Palin presidency would be hell; rather, it emphasizes that as a member of the executive branch, she would be the executor of God’s plan and the executor of the demons who oppose God’s rule. What Palin and Satan both have in common is that they are both servants of God; however, as a willing servant of God, Palin should be honored.

God bless this couple, God bless Sarah Palin, God bless America, and God bless all of the bears who still hunt skunks.

Posted by: bobevansmetsguy | January 17, 2011

“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations…”

As Christians, we are called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. On the day He ascended to the Father, Jesus commanded His disciples to: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

“Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” [Matthew 28: 19-20]

In order to remain faithful to this calling, we do well, in contemplating the words of 1 Peter 2:9:

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;…”

Or, to these words from Acts 2:17-21:

“And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

“And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:

“And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” [Also, see Joel 2: 28-32].

As John reveals in 1 John 4:15-17, “Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.”

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love ; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.”

“Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment : because as he is, so are we in this world.”

“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

“He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.” [Mark 16:15-16].

Thus, God’s Word has been handed down to the present generation. Christianity is the word of God made manifest. As we’ve seen, the Word is divinely inspired. It is not mundanely derived from mere written words. Rather, it is the living Word of God revealed to us by Jesus Christ. Words, which, as Christians, we must proclaim.

The Gospel is the “new law,” given to us by Jesus Christ. Heeding God’s Word directs us to live in accordance with a natural Law which was “written” on human hearts. [Romans 2:15; 7:23]

I pray that we, the Body of Christ, consecrate our lives to God, through loving and faithful witness to Him. What God desires, is that we become holy. Let us grow in holiness, trusting in God alone in our everyday walk. It is He who invites us to respond to His great love.

Let us share with everyone we encounter, the truths and values we have received through our Christian education…Let us grow in holiness.

While each of us desires happiness, tragically, many never find it. Principally, because we search for it in the wrong places. True happiness can be found in God alone; not in money, or in a career, or in worldly success. Only God, when we turn to Him, and ask Him into our lives, can satisfy our deepest needs.

God desires our friendship. Once we accept His friendship, our lives begin to change. As we come to know Him, we then desire to reflect His infinite goodness in our own lives, and to share His Truths with others.

Our prayers go out to all who lost their lives or were wounded in the senseless Tucson tragedy, and to their families and friends.

Christina Taylor Green will live on in the person of the little girl who’s life was saved when Christina’s parents donated her organs for transplant. I hope Christina’s parents will form a lasting relationship with the parents of the recipient. If  the passing of this precious child brought tears to the eyes of total strangers, we can only imagine the depth of her families sorrow. The strength that her Mom and Dad, and older brother displayed to the world, in the aftermath of this tragedy, is inspiring. In the words of my close friend, Al Ditomasso, “She’s in the best of hands,—she is with Jesus.”

Posted by: bobevansmetsguy | December 21, 2010

God Transcends All Human Understanding

God, as revealed to us in the Bible exists beyond the limits of our sensory perceptions and experiences. He is transcendent, in that, He exists outside the physical universe which he created, and, therefore, we cannot as “earthly” beings hope to discern His Spiritual dimension.

“Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? Let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.”

“But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.”

“This wisdom decendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.”

“For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.”

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.”

“And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.” [James 3: 13-18].

Paul expounds on the “wisdom” of the “philosophers” in the following verses of scripture:

“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: For they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

“But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man.”

“For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” [I Corintheans 2: 14-16].

The Spirit of God’s wisdom, revealed to us by the prophets, illuminates to us, the wisdom of His Word. God exposed the worldly “wisdom” of the first century philosophers who saw the wisdom of God as folly:

“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.”

“For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” [See: Isaiah 29: 14].

“Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?” [I Corintheans I: 1: 18-20]. 

It is our religious faith, founded upon immutable tenets of Scripture, and all that is known about Jesus’ walk amongst us, which enlightens us, as Christians, to the trancendency of God. This knowledge inspires and purifies our hearts, directing us to a life of integrity, in which we seek nobly and generously, to reach out to one another in love, seeking to benefit the entire human family.

In so doing, we reflect , magnificently and gloriously, a trancendent dimension as human beings; one in which we demonstrate our call to holiness in the service of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

And yet, we may ask: “What is the consummate meaning of our human existence?

Augustine, in the fifth century, described this search. He said: “Lord, you have created us for yourself and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.”[Confessions, Book I, 1].

This initiative lies not so much with us, but with God, Himself. Rather than, we who seek Him, it is moreso, He who seeks us. Wasn’t it He, who placed that great longing for Himself deep within our hearts?

Wishing my friends here at C4C a blessed and joyous Christmas.

Posted by: Objective Scrutator | November 22, 2010

Quick Thoughts On TSA Patdowns

For the most part, I find liberal opposition to the TSA silly; if you’ve done nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide. When people deny law enforcement access to their home or possessions, it proves them guilty; this has saved our judicial system copious amounts of money. Therefore, we can conclude that the TSA will save many lives by nabbing criminals who refuse to submit to the security checks. Even a single innocent life saved by this policy justifies it; only a misanthropic liberal would oppose the policy.

I would like to address two concerns about this policy. First of all, there is the valid claim of the TSA being an inefficient organization. The remedy is to privatize the TSA; this will bust any lazy union workers holding up the process just to get a pay raise, while private organizations have greater incentive to increase security measures while decreasing the amount of time one spends in lines. Secondly, there is the issue of perverts attempting to grope sexual organs in these patdowns. My solution to this remedy is simple: we require individuals to step inside a dark container, where nobody else can touch or witness another’s sexual organs. The individual will be required to strip naked and hand his/her clothes out to the private TSA agents via a chute. Following this, the individual will be doused with water and be rubbed over by metallic hands. The hands can detect and remove anything strapped down to the individual, while the clothes will be examined by a panel of private TSA agents. This panel will be conducted within eyesight of the public, just to ensure that these agents aren’t trying to pull a prank.

My solution has several benefits which should not go unnoticed. First of all, the agent can examine the clothes to search for evidence of masturbation; the perpetrators of the vile act can then be executed on the spot. When the metallic hands rub over the individual, there will also be less worries of sexual stimulation; if stimulation does occur, then that is evidence of a morally weak individual, and should result in the individual being sent to either a sexual purity camp or the death chambers.

We could also take the additional precaution of handcuffing all passengers on the plane, just in case something slips by. It may not be necessary, but it is always better to be safe than sorry.

Americans have consistently shown that they are willing to sacrifice a little liberty in exchange for a lot of security. Their only concerns come from unwanted sexual stimulation and malicious union members. My plan adequately considers all real concerns, and addresses them appropriately. It should appear reasonable in the brains of everyone except for the terrorists/liberals, and that is why this plan will succeed.

Posted by: bobevansmetsguy | November 4, 2010

The Kingdom of God Is In Our Midst!

“…The Kingdom of God is come nigh unto you.” [Luke 10:9]

Truly, the Kingdom of God is already in our midst! Our hope and faith in Christ’s Word, and in His promises, is a hope and faith which will never disappoint.

 Luke, Chapter 10, is a vivid assurance that, Christ continues to send forth into the world, those who, having received Him, are on fire to proclaim the Truth of His Gospel, and of His Kingdom, which is to come.

Christian evangelization is all the more vital in contemporary times, when a “storm of relativism” is resolute in attempting to obscure and denigrate the enduring and immutable truth about man’s nature and ultimate destiny.

Relativist entities seek to bar religious belief and discussion from public discourse. They paint it as a ‘menace’ and peril to liberty and equality. They refuse to recognize that, religious faith is, rather, a guarantee of credible and authoritative respect for liberty and equality.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” [Romans 1:16]

It is, in fact, a Christian foundation in America, which underpins the freedoms which we treasure as a nation. The aggressive forces of secularism must recognize that, our traditional values and ethics, as a people, which they seek to undermine, were formulated, based upon a Judeo-Christian philosophy.

“…pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.” [Luke 10:2]

We pray, therefore, that the Lord of the harvest will send laborers to His harvest. Indeed, Spirit inspired ambassadors for Christ are central to the expansion of Christianity and to the saving of souls.

Let us resolve, in our walk with the Lord, to instruct and encourage those who seek Truth, to grow in the knowledge of God. Let us pray, also, that they gain in wisdom, so that they too may herald the Truth of Jesus and the power of His Gospel.

Posted by: Objective Scrutator | November 3, 2010

The Explicitly Anti-Patriotic Are Regretting Treason In Eternal Suffering

Yes, my friends, the nitwits who would dare vote against America’s finest piece of legislation in the 21st century, the PATRIOT Act, are finally getting their comeuppance: The only Senator to rebel against President Bush’s irrefudiating wisdom during the original PATRIOT Act, Russ Feingold, has been trounced in his bid for re-election. Feingold is well known for being a civil libertarian treefrog of the worst measure, but I think that it should be known that God is punishing him specifically due to his support of 9/11 and his refusal to acknowledge that those who have done nothing wrong have nothing to hide.

However, some liberals have clearly regressed to the level of the Original Treefrog since the renewal of the PATRIOT Act. Let’s see how God has punished each of those who voted against its renewal (aside from Feingold, who I have already mentioned):

Daniel Akaka – still present, but will soon be struck down by old age; called out as an ineffectual idiot
Jeff Bingaman – retired
Robert Byrd – struck down by the LORD for his various crimes
Tom Harkin – will soon have his precious Americans With Disabilities Act struck down by Rand Paul and a Republican Congress
Jim Jeffords – God gave his wife cancer as punishment for being a traitor to God’s Party and for this vote
Pat Leahy – Symbolically killed by The Joker to foreshadow his ignoble demise
Carl Levin – given poor eyesight and subject to Jewish jokes
Patty Murray – may lose her Senate seat to Dino Rossi. If she doesn’t, then it was a clear warning from the LORD.
Ron Wyden – got his Socialist health care proposals laughed out of Congress

Four, maybe five, of the ten Senators who voted against the renewal of the PATRIOT Act have been booted out of office as divine retribution for their sins. Five, maybe four, others suffer or will suffer in various ways for this vote which they had not suffered previously. The final Senator, Carl Levin, follows the same false religion as Feingold does, and will be subject to due punishment within the cleansing fires of Hell.

The LORD clearly understands the necessity of securing Americans by any means necessary, and He punishes the most prominent voices against security severely. It is no coincidence that Barack Obama endorsed the PATRIOT Act of 2010, possibly because he is well aware of the LORD’s specific endorsement of this legislation. Nor is it any coincidence that Democrat votes were co-opted into voting for the legislation by including it in a health care bill, the Democrats’ crack cocaine. (The reasons the Democrats did this remains unclear to me; perhaps they tacitly recognize the reality of the LORD, and cowardly scamper towards Him for a brief moment in order to get their Socialist health care bill passed.) The Tea Party revolution we have witnessed is simply God’s punishment to liberals for rejecting the PATRIOT Act. Until they renounce their support for tacit Islamofascism, illegal immigration, their love of impersonating Red Cross members, and the rest of the nonsense the PATRIOT Act attempts to contain, then they will continue to suffer losses by the hands of God. That is a promise.

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