03-October-2016 by crucifyd

In a recent church meeting thankfulness came up and I wrote down something that I have thought for years but have not articulated until now. this is how I view the teaching of the Church in general regarding thankfulness and growing during "good times" and "bad times" and the peoples reaction generally speaking:

GOOD TIMES - the Church implicitly teaches that we DON'T grow and people generally always say "praise God" about those times

BAD TIMES - the Church explicitly teaches that we DO grow and people generally rarely say "praise God" about those times

Thus, I am suggesting that biblical thankfulness is not truly taught in much of the Church. If it were, we would be praising God WHATEVER the circumstance, up to and including the death of someone close, or even our own...

I'm not sure this totally makes sense but anyway, there it is.

...give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

- 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV


This is Sick

21-April-2016 by crucifyd

Article title: "Campus pro-abortion display: Baby-shaped cookies with heads broken off" ...

Several social media posts detail an apparent pro-abortion rally at the University of North Georgia held last week at which cookies in the shape of babies were reportedly eaten and had their heads broken off.

Pictures of the baby-shaped cookies posted online had signs underneath stating: “Abortion should remain legal because … my vagina is too pretty to let a fetus crawl out” and “Abortion should remain legal because … A women controls her own body.”

A third photo showed a cookie with its head broken off with a sign underneath stating: “Abortion should be legal because … It’s constitutionally protected.”

- College Fix Staff -
Here are the pix to go with...


Equal Pay

18-April-2016 by crucifyd

As usual Sowell knocks it out of the park in his article called "Campaign Lies"...

Some years ago, I was shocked when my research turned up the fact that young male physicians earned substantially more than young female physicians. But, when my research also turned up the fact that young male physicians work hundreds of hours more per year than young female physicians, it was not shocking any more.

Other researchers, many of them female, have found the same pattern in other fields where there are income differences between the sexes. Women work fewer hours annually than men, and do not work full-time and continuously over the years as often as men do.

Among college graduates, women receive more than three-quarters of the degrees in education, while men receive more than three-quarters of the degrees in engineering. When engineers are paid more than teachers — partly because engineers work year round, while teachers work 9 months — do not be surprised by sex differences in earnings among college graduates.

None of this is news for people who have checked out the facts. Researchers — including female researchers — have repeatedly turned up such facts for decades. But the politicians, and much of the media, prefer a moral melodrama, starring themselves on the side of the angels against the forces of evil.

- Thomas Sowell -

Totally Out Of Context

31-March-2016 by crucifyd

In a story about a bed and breakfast, run by Christians, being fined for refusing to host a gay wedding, Michael Allen wrote a comment in response to a statement issued by the owner of the bed and breakfast, Jim Walder.

Here is the statement, in part, by Walder:

To be absolutely clear, we cannot host a same-sex wedding even though fines and penalties have been imposed by the Illinois Human Rights Commission. Our policy will not be changing.

"We are not looking for a fight, but when immoral laws are purposely passed (or deemed constitutional) that blatantly conflict with God’s Word and when the heavy hand of government tries to force us as Christians to embrace sinful behavior, we have a moral obligation to resist and stand for Biblical truth. 'It is better to obey God than men.' -- Acts 5:29.

- Michael Allen -
Here is the comment by Allen, in response to Walder's statement:
Acts 5:29 does not mention discriminating against gay people in business or embracing sinful behavior, but rather quotes Peter and the other apostles who told some high priests -- not the government -- that they would not stop preaching about Jesus.

- Michael Allen -
Contrary to Mr Allen's comment, the point is that we are to obey God rather than men, in government or otherwise. and yes, up to and including "discrimnation".


07-March-2016 by crucifyd

A post by a random user @ The New American at the bottom of an article. seems pretty spot on to me...

People who have this maniacal desire to control people through "tests" and rules and regulations are the most unstable and dangerous elements of society.

Criminals want to control you simply for the moment to enable them to satisfy their physical needs. They are driven by greed and envy.

Politicians and social do-gooders are driven by the need to be in complete control of EVERYTHING! Their needs are not physical and can never be satisfied. They are indeed mentally (and spiritually) ill.

Criminals can be discouraged, deterred or detained. There is no stopping a social control freak. This makes politicians more dangerous than common criminals.

- Frank N. Stein @ The New American -

Keith Green

14-February-2016 by crucifyd

Keith Green pretty much nails it, I'm guessing in the late 70's or early 80's...and it's a lot worse today...

What's Wrong With The Gospel by Keith Green
What's Wrong With The Gospel by Keith Green [youtube · mp4]


07-January-2016 by crucifyd

Found this in my email from 2015. An interesting comment about liberalism always having to keep moving, from Matt Walsh:

Liberalism has run out of battle grounds. It’s run out of things to say. But because it is, at its core, a deception, it cannot remain still. It must “progress,” in the sense that it must always run left, even when it appears to have run out of room.

Compare this with Christianity. Traditional Christians have been making the same points, taking the same stands, saying the same things, teaching the same moral lessons, and fighting for the same values and the same truths for 2,000 years. Christianity is immovable because it is eternal. Christianity does not invent new causes, because its one and only cause has always been truth, and truth never changes. While the liberalism of today sounds significantly different from the liberalism of six years ago, the Christianity of today sounds exactly the same as the Christianity of 600 years ago or 1,000 years ago. Christians must defend the truth against new attacks, but the truth itself, that which is being defended, remains steady, present, and alive.

Liberalism has no truth at its foundation, so it can only keep moving. Christians live in a house built on rock, but liberals have no house at all. They are ideological nomads, wandering ever further into the abyss. With ”transgenderism,” there is some evidence that liberalism has wandered a bridge too far. Unlike some of their other ideas, they have absolutely no defense here. Not only does “transgender” propaganda undo many of their own positions, but it makes a proposition that can only be accepted by those already fully indoctrinated into the liberal religion.

- Matt Walsh -