Rachel Held Evans caught lying

Update and welcome to Twitter visitors!  I addressed one of Mrs. Evans’ Superfans here and that got a lively discussion going.  The “Christian” Leftists continue to prey on people’s biblical ignorance by insisting that I’m accusing God of genocide by agreeing with the Bible.  I am not making that up.  But anyone who just scans the OT (see all the promises made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the book of Joshua, and more) can see that you can’t make Evans’ claims and still hold that scripture is inspired.  There are countless verses that it was God’s idea and his doing to clear it out — including the varied miraculous accounts of how He accomplished it. Evans calls the human writers and the Holy Spirit liars.  On the “Christian” Left view the entire OT makes no sense.  It is sad but not surprising that her fans think this passage is a “dogmatic and fundamentalist understanding of biblical inspiration.”

2 Timothy 3:16–17 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

And they ignore how Jesus viewed the OT.  Friendly reminder: Jesus referred to the most controversial parts of the OT without apology: Adam & Eve, real marriage, creation, Noah, Jonah, Sodom, etc.  So, for example, Jesus had zero issues with the flood.  And he’s the same Jesus who did this:

Jude 5 Now I want to remind you, although you once fully knew it, that Jesus, who saved a people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed those who did not believe.

I’ll let you decide whether to agree with her or Jesus on whether the OT is the word of God.


Short version: Any definition of biblical inspiration in which hundreds of verses are blasphemous lies is malicious and/or ignorant. And that’s how Rachel Held Evans and much of the “Christian” Left define it.

Mrs. Evans has been her usual passive-aggressive self on her Twitter page lately, attacking scripture and implicitly denying the divinity of Jesus. But when called out for specifics, she lied and said she “absolutely” believes the Hebrew Scriptures are inspired.

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But that’s not what she said in her book:

God never told the Israelites to kill the Canaanites. The Israelites believed that God told them to kill the Canaanites.

Here’s what really happened: God never got the Bible wrong. The “Christian” Left believe that God got the Bible wrong.

You cannot say things like that while claiming that the scriptures were inspired.  Just scan the Bible and see how many passages would be lies if what what Evans said was true.  And not just lies, but blasphemous lies. It wouldn’t be a little fib if you cleared out and killed an entire country and falsely claimed it was God’s idea.

Read the Bible for yourself then decide who is lying: Evans or the authors of scripture.

P.S. If that wasn’t enough, check out Jes Kast, whom Evans adores, and see if her theology is biblical.

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The “Christian” Left is getting more and more unhinged

The false teachers of the “Christian” Left have been getting measurably more unhinged since Trump beat Hillary three times (at last count)*.  And that’s good, because with their veneer completely stripped away it will be harder for world-lovers to pretend they are really Christians.

Example 1: They’ve always been pro-abortion extremists, demanding that taxpayers pay to kill the children of “Christian” Leftists, minorities and others up to their first breath and insisting that Jesus agrees with them.  But now they are resorting to historical revisionism (read: lying) and full-scale mockery of anyone who would dare question their Molech-worshiping theology.

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They have been corrected on this many times, so they are lying wolves and not just misinformed by #fakenews.  Even atheistic countries opposed abortion for thousands of years, and the church always did until about 50 years ago when some apostate denominations fully abandoned orthodoxy.  The Hippocratic Oath, written before the birth of Christ by non-Jews, was explicitly anti-abortion. And even Planned Parenthood was explicitly anti-abortion up to the 1960’s.

Here are a few quotes from early church leaders on abortion.

And when we say that those women who use drugs to bring on abortion commit murder, and will have to give an account to God for the abortion, on what principle should we commit murder? For it does not belong to the same person to regard the very foetus in the womb as a created being, and therefore an object of God’s care, and when it has passed into life, to kill it . . . Athenagoras of Athens, circa 180 A.D. from A Plea For The Christians

You shall love your neighbor more than your own life. You shall not slay a child by abortion. You shall not kill that which has already been generated. (Epistle of Barnabas 19.5; second century)

Do not murder a child by abortion or kill a new-born infant. (The Didache 2.2; second century catechism for young Christian converts)

It does not matter whether you take away a life that is born, or destroy one that is coming to the birth. In both instances, the destruction is murder. (Tertullian, Apology, 9.4; second century)

Those who give abortifacients for the destruction of a child conceived in the womb are murderers themselves, along with those receiving the poisons. (Basil the Great, Canons, 188.2; fourth century)

Jerome called abortion “the murder of an unborn child” (Letter to Eustochium, 22.13; fourth century).

Augustine used the same phrase, warning against the terrible crime of “the murder of an unborn child” (On Marriage, 1.17.15; fourth century).

The early church fathers Origen, Cyprian and Chrysostom likewise condemned abortion as the killing of a child.

Oh, and they published that the day after Christmas.  Remember, using their reasoning, Jesus himself would have approved of him being killed up to his first breath — even on Christmas eve!** This is obviously one of the many passages they delete from the “Christian” Left “bible.”

Luke 1:39–45 In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”

And of course they are wildly anti-science, just as they are with climate change, transgenderism, etc. Any mainstream embryology textbook – or just plain common sense — confirms that the unborn are unique human beings from fertilization.

Example 2: To poke God and real Christians in the eye a bit more, they also posted this.  Then they were shocked to find that people found it offensive.

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They ignore this, and the rest of the Bible.

Romans 1:26–27 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

Example 3: They thought that their “Christian” site must show a nonsense article about how Donald Trump allegedly holds his hands in the shape of the universal symbol for  vaginas (because people tenting their hands is so newsworthy or something . . . and who knew there was a symbol for that?!) and then they banned lots of their regular “Christian” Left readers for having the audacity to point out that it wasn’t terribly edifying.

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Run, don’t walk from “Christian” Leftists. They aren’t just a little heretical, they are drunk, naked, running-down-the-streets-screaming heretical. You have no excuses for following them.

 


*I didn’t vote for Trump, but man oh man am I glad Hillary lost. She was already cartoonishly evil before the election. Can you imagine how over-the-top evil she would have been had she won?!  And watching the Left — including the “Christian” Left — continuously wet their pants over it the last 2 months has given me nonstop joy.

**Yes, I know He wasn’t born on December 25.

Opposites

One of my irritations with the “Christian” Left and their theology is that it pretends to be slightly different from orthodox Christianity while it is usually 180 degrees away on the essentials of the faith and any current hot topics.  Please note that by “Leftist theology” I don’t mean the theology of political liberals.  I am referring to people who call themselves Christians but deny the essentials of the historic faith (i.e., the kinds of things countless martyrs died for — Jesus’ divinity and exclusivity, the authority of scripture, etc.).  If you want to debate the disputable matters, go right ahead.  I’m flexible on those.  But words mean things, and far too many people use the term Christian in error.

For example, claiming that Jesus is one of many paths to God isn’t a little different than saying He is the only way, it is the opposite.  There is either one way or there is not one way.  The Bible has over 100 passages teaching directly or indirectly that Jesus is the only way to salvation.  If you don’t agree that it is your prerogative, but please don’t claim to be a Christian.

Claiming that Jesus isn’t God isn’t a little different than saying He is God, it is the opposite.  He is either God or He is not God.

Claiming that the original writings of the Bible were not inspired by God isn’t just a little different than saying they were inspired by God, it is the opposite.  The Bible is God’s Word or it is not God’s Word.  It makes roughly 3,000 claims to speak for God, so if liberal theologians think those are all false then why do they bother with the Book at all?  Their claim is that the authors of the Bible were blasphemous pathological liars because they falsely claimed to speak for God countless times.

Claiming that miracles never happen (Virgin birth, loaves & fishes, healings, the physical resurrection, etc.) isn’t just a little different than saying they did happen, it is the opposite.

Claiming that marriage can be for two men or two women isn’t a little different than saying it is between a man and a woman, it is the opposite.  It is claiming that marriage is not just between a man and a woman and that “marriage” is now whatever we want to define it to be.  The Bible couldn’t be more clear about God’s ideal for marriage and sexuality.

Claiming that Jesus approves of killing children up their first breath isn’t a little different than saying, “Don’t murder,” it is the opposite.

The “Christian” Left claims the opposite of what historic, orthodox, biblical Christianity does regarding the essentials of the faith.   They are entitled to their opinions, of course, but it is disingenuous and misleading for them to call themselves Christians while espousing those beliefs.

They have invented their own religion, which is their right.  It would just be less confusing if they would give it a new name.  And it would be more intellectually honest to stop taking money from people who do believe in the essentials that those denominations were founded upon.

They appear to worship a fictional Gandhi-Christ.  The most accurate description would be that of a Hindu sect (nothing personal, Hindus!).

Run, don’t walk, from the wolves of the “Christian” Left.

Video: A sermon on the book of Jude — A glorious salvation and refuting false teachers

I love the book of Jude.  So many great messages in just 25 verses, and still so relevant!  He perfectly describes the “Christian” Left false teachers of today while opening and closing with magnificent passages about all that Jesus has done and will do for us.  I gave this message when our pastor was sick last week.

Fake news about fake news

The entire “fake news” agenda is a desperate attempt by the Left to make excuses for why Hillary lost.  But most people get their news from the mainstream media (uh, hence the adjective, “mainstream”).  The Left dominates media, entertainment and education, so they are the main source for the fakery.

But in typical Leftist fashion they project their awful traits onto their opposition.  Fortunately this gaming will just expose them that much more for the phonies that they are and will keep them from doing the kind of self-reflection that would lead to successful changes for them.

Fake news: Michael Brown had his hands up and was retreating when he was killed in Ferguson

Fake news: If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor (One of the most brazen, oft-repeated, well-documented, cynical, crystal clear lies of all time)

Fake news: Bill Clinton was talking about grandkids with Loretta Lynch and not making a deal to keep his wife from being charged with multiple felonies

Fake news: Minimum wage increases don’t reduce jobs

Fake news: Benghazi was caused by an Internet video

Fake news: Hillary’s “random” photo ops to try and humanize her in the woods and at the grocery store.  They just “happened” to involve “strangers” whom she knew.

Fake news: Harry Reid lying about Romney’s taxes

Fake news: Brian Williams was so bad that NBC suspended him and then transferred him to MSNBC

Fake news: Be sure to ask Dan Rather what he thinks

Fake news: 10% of the population is “gay” — reality: ~2-3%

Fake news: Election hacking in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania

Fake news: Trump can’t win

Fake news: The winner of the 1976 Men’s Olympic decathlon is now a female

Fake news: NBC editing the George Zimmerman tape to make him sound racist & GM’s “exploding” gas tanks, the Rolling Stone “rape” story, and more

Video: Pro-life reasoning — The case for life & responding to pro-choice arguments

Hi all,

This is a video version of the PowerPoint slides I’ve shared before.  I taught this for years to volunteers at Care Net Pregnancy Center.  What was always interesting is how these great folks, who were strongly pro-life, hadn’t heard how to make the case for life and how to respond to pro-choice sound bites.  And most of them had never heard of people like Kermit Gosnell, the greatest serial killer in American history, because they got most of their news from the mainstream media that successfully hid his story.

Pro life reasoning from Eternity Matters on Vimeo.

 

The “still, small voice” was a real voice

The “still small voice” Bible passage is often misinterpreted.   It pertains to the Prophet Elijah after his amazing victory over the prophets of Baal at Mount Carmel.  He has run away to avoid the wrath of Jezebel and is hiding in a cave. The portion in bold is used to rationalize mystical practices or “nudges” that God allegedly communicates to us, often in the area of decision making.

But read the passage carefully and you’ll see something that should be obvious: The “low whisper” or the “still small voice” (King James version) wasn’t an illustration of a mystical communication.  It was an audible statement.  Note the extended conversation and message that follows.

1 Kings 19:9–18 There he came to a cave and lodged in it. And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” And he said, “Go out and stand on the mount before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper. And when Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his cloak and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” And the Lord said to him, “Go, return on your way to the wilderness of Damascus. And when you arrive, you shall anoint Hazael to be king over Syria. And Jehu the son of Nimshi you shall anoint to be king over Israel, and Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel-meholah you shall anoint to be prophet in your place. And the one who escapes from the sword of Hazael shall Jehu put to death, and the one who escapes from the sword of Jehu shall Elisha put to death. Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”

This article provides some good background and commentary (sorry, link no longer exists):

Elijah’s Mt. Horeb experience, when he heard “a sound of sheer silence”(1 Kings 19:12, NRSV), stimulated in the church a tradition of desert spirituality which pursues solitude in order to experience the divine. Practitioners of lectio divina (i.e., reading sacred things) also desire such encounters. They say: “When we read the Scriptures we should try to imitate the prophet Elijah. We should allow ourselves to become women and men who are able to listen for the still, small voice of God (I Kings 19:12); the ‘faint murmuring sound’ which is God’s word for us, God’s voice touching our hearts. This gentle listening is an ‘atunement’ to the presence of God . . . .”[1] About Elijah’s experience of hearing God’s “still small voice”(KJV, NKJV) questions arise. Does 1 Kings 19:12 endorse contemplative spirituality? Was the prophet’s encounter with God in the cave on Mt. Horeb/Sinai a mystical “atunement”?

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Ironic isn’t it, that the question the Lord repeatedly posed to Elijah contradicts the sense in which contemplative spiritualists mean to understand the “voice.” They use the prophet’s cave experience as a pretext for their retreating into the solitude of their “higher consciousness” to find mystical communion with the divine, but all the while God is asking, “What are you doing here?”

Do not take that passage out of context to rationalize what may not be from God.  Just read what his word really says and use wisdom to guide your decision making.


Here’s much more on the Bible, decision making and hearing from God.

The Bible, Decision Making and Hearing from God from Eternity Matters on Vimeo