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Do Warnings Make You Cringe and Turn on Your Mental Auto-block?

(Warning: If you’d rather wake up with your bed on fire than change the battery in the smoke alarm, this article is not for you.)

Why are most professing Christians ignoring warnings? Why do they consider truth speakers too harsh, fanatical, out of touch with mainstream Christianity, et cetera? Why, when it is obvious that the “end of days” is rapidly approaching, and God’s word has many warnings against being unprepared, do they so completely resist and reject warnings that can motivate them to prepare? Maybe we should ask why people drive into swollen rivers and drown? Or why they drive and text? Or why they eat, smoke, and drink themselves to disease and an early death?

People are willfully and comfortably blind to the signs and deaf to the warnings. It is the result of the human nature’s proclivity to be stress-free, and the compromise of Christianity by heresy. I witnessed the “Word of Faith” doctrine (prosperity, comfort, convenience, health, God-is-my-servant) seep into and blend with the Evangelical belief system. Now professing Christians are too focused on being “blessed” and comfortable to be bothered by warnings. Many of them say they do not believe in the WOF heresy, but they live as if they do. They have allowed their hearts of sacrifice to be slowly converted to self-centered hearts calloused by repeated, unresponsiveness to conviction (Romans 12:1-2). It’s all about sports, shopping, food, fun, ranting about politics, occasionally roasting a heretic, about Churchianity, and happy, happy, happy! They would rather believe that an inarticulate and bearded duck hunter speaking “pabulum” is a eminent sage than to acknowledge a God-sent warning.

They are comfortable and that’s what matters. Only what promotes comfort is permitted to pass the eye and ear gates. The fact is it doesn’t matter if one rides a Mercedes or a dirt bike into a firestorm he or she is still going to roast. The “Ostrich Complex” is merely a means to insure unpreparedness for a devastating and unprecedented satanic firestorm.

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Ever think about Heaven?

It’s is a beautiful day! The coolest day of Fall so far. I open the door to greet the morning. All is still and quiet.

“How do you do, morning? You were made by the Lord!”

Our little domicile sits on the side of a small hill. The sun is shining over the eastern treetops and our roof, landing soft and gently on on the western stand of tall pines and oaks. Even the birds appeared to be in awe of the transcendent aura. They dance about in the trees stopping only to chirp excitedly. I had forgotten how organic and sweet their music is. Their excitement is contagious as songs burst forth from their divinely painted throats. If any creature knows the joy of the morning it is the birds.

I’m glad that no one drove down our street to shatter the sublimity of that splendid moment.

God’s new mercy brings hope for the day in the serenity of such mornings. It made me think of heaven. How about being in a place of perfect rest and peace? Can you imagine that? Sink your mind into the folds of such a thought and for a blessed interlude you can spiritually taste the bliss.

Why do people not believe in such a place as heaven? It is likely because they believe and trust so completely in the temporal realm. The only way to really grasp the concept of heaven is faith. But faith is a choice between the seen and unseen. It requires that we see the unseeable and grasp the ungraspable. I know…that doesn’t make sense.

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When a Sleaze Industry is offended…by Sleaze?

So, a Hollywood producer is exposed for doing what Hollywood’s powerful men have been doing since the beginning of that amoral sewer. There are several headlines stories about this fiasco on Fox and other news outlets. Fox appears to be obsessed with the story, which is disgusting. It is becoming no better than one of those magazines at the grocery store checkout. I quit watching it but the headlines continue to appear on my news feed.

Here is why the story should be second page at best. It is as a complaint among thieves that a more powerful thief stole from them. The industry daily and nightly smears society with smut, yet is outraged when a leading smut producer acts out his “smut-ness.” Why is this even news? It belongs in Cosmopolitan or some other inane seeping gossip sponge.

I think the most bizarre component of this story is the many “stars” that express disgust at what the producer did but regularly bash Christians for supporting or portraying godliness. Further, the overwhelming majority of them support the demoralizing of society. It appears that they wish a measure of decency when the consequence of their immorality affects them, but continue to fling the sordid rubbish on the rest of us.

If they have been involved in R-rated for sexual content movies, they are just as guilty as the producer. They are complicit in causing the same predation resulting in rape, molestation, and even sadistic murder in society. They protest now because some of the sludge oozed from under their slick plastic and neon façade. I say, “Wipe it up and move on because you have no intention of changing.” I might add that professing Christians who imbibe and support the sleaze are equally complicit.

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