Monday, April 11, 2011

Reasons I believe in a literal interpretation of Genesis 1 through 6

a) A literal (real) Adam and Eve
b) Everything was created in 6- 24hour days, God rested on the 7th day.
c) A world wide flood that destroyed all land dwelling life, EXCEPT...
d) Noah and the inhabitants of the ark.

It is the Word of God.
2 Tim.3-16 states...
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,

      Science can only deal with what it can see, touch, weigh, examine in the physical/natural world.  God/Jesus deals with the SUPERNATURAL, He isn’t limited to the physical/natural world and its natural laws (gravity/time/death, etc.)  Evolutionists only believe what they can see-, touch, smell, and examine in a controlled environment.  

     We know that Jesus worked miracles all the time, contrary to nature.  He healed the sick instantly, raised the dead, calmed the raging sea, and withered a fig tree by talking to it.   He told prophecies, read peoples hearts, etc. Jesus was God AND man.

Jesus was the Jehovah of the O.T., the creator of all things in heaven and earth
Rev.1: 8. "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,'' says the Lord, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.''

John 1: 1.  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
 2.  He was in the beginning with God.
 3.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

Col. 1: 12.  giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
 13.  He has delivered us from the power of darkness and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
 14.  in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.
 15.  He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
 16.  For by Him (Jesus) all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.
 17.  And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
 18.  And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.
 19.  For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,

Col.2: 8.  Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ.
9.      For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily;

Gen 1- each day was a morning and an evening-24hours.  Yom is the Hebrew word- means 24hr day.
Do you believe that God actually gave Moses the 10 Commandments?  Were they real?  YES!

The 4th Commandment; Exodus 20:
8.  "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
 9.  Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
 10.  but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.
 11.  For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.  
 God wrote the 10 Commandments with his own finger- the pre-human born Jesus!
The genealogies of Genesis 5 and 11 go all the way back to Adam,, a real person!

Jesus believed the O.T. as historically accurate (He was an eye witness to it all, He created it all).

Matt.10: 15.  "Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!     Jesus believed this story, including Lot’s wife turning into a piller of salt.

Matt.12: 40.  "For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”  ( He believed in Jonah and the whale) 

Matt.19: 4.  And He answered and said to them, "Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning `made them male and female,'
 5.  "and said, `For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh'?
 6.  "So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.''  (a literal Adam and a literal Eve)

Matt. 24: 37.  "But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.
 38.  "For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,
 39.  "and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.”  (Jesus believed and preached that the flood was real, the ark was real, and the world was destroyed except for 8 people. )

Belief in “millions of years” contradicts the Word of God  on death, and disease, and assaults the character of God.  The fossil record proves a flood- judgment for sin, NOT millions of years!

In the beginning, everything was good... no death, no sickness, no carnivorous animals killing each other.  All creatures ate veggies.  
Gen.1: 29.  And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.
30.    "Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food''; and it was so.

Sin by a real Adam and Eve brought death, sickness onto the entire creation.  The 2nd Adam (Jesus) brings redemption to the entire universe, if we believe and obey the gospel.  It is the Word of God!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Jesuit Connection to the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

by Kenneth M. Hoeck Nov.'99

As most Americans know, Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and the 16th President of the United States (term 1861-1865). He was born in Hardin County, Kentucky and grew up in Indiana. In 1830 his family moved to Illinois, and in 1837, Abe began practicing law in Springfield. His upright moral character had earned him the nickname "Honest Abe." Abraham, an avid reader of the Scriptures who often cited
Biblical passages, held no denominational alliances and developed a keen awareness of the dangers posed by the Catholic Church and its dreaded Jesuit Order.

Most Americans do not know about the Jesuit connection to the Lincoln assassination. People who were close to Lincoln, including Samuel Morse (inventor of the telegraph) and several American Ambassadors, knew of the Jesuit hatred toward him and warned him ever increasingly right up to the point of his murder.
 This article has been written to recover the truth of history which has been omitted and obscured from the
public view by the American government, the Catholic influenced writers of history, and even publicly supressed by Lincoln himself, for reasons we will later see.

May all realize that a leopard does not change its spots...and this Romish predator just waits in the grasses for the prey to come unsuspectingly along. You may not see the danger now and when you finally is too late. The modern Catholic Church and the Jesuit Order are outwardly very docile and seemingly benevolent. They have lured society into a deep sleep. As the writers of our history books and as teachers in our schools, they have all but erased the jaded, yea wicked, past which is a testimony to their true character. It is our hope that this publication will wake some from their learned ignorance of the truth.

Much of the quoted testimony against the Jesuit order that we will present here is from Charles Chiniquy, a catholic priest, who befriended Lincoln and warned him of the Jesuit plot to take his life. We will quote heavily from Chiniquy's book entitled "Fifty Years in the Church of Rome" (available as a free download in text format in the links to the left). Chiniquy gives us a reason why he wrote his book exposing the wicked deeds of the Catholic Church, a reason which should be even more pertinent to us today:

"Because modern Protestants have not only forgotten what Rome was, what she is, and what she will for ever be; the most irreconcilable and powerful enemy of the Gospel of Christ; but they consider her almost as a branch of the church whose corner stone is Christ."~ Chas. Chiniquy- Fifty Years in the Church of Rome.

For the rest of this book, please click on the title of the post.

What Do They Believe-Buddhists

^ Bhagavad Gita 12.3-4 "But those who fully worship the unmanifested, that which lies beyond the perception of the senses, the all-pervading, inconceivable, unchanging, fixed and immovable -- the impersonal conception of the Absolute Truth -- by controlling the various senses and being equally disposed to everyone, such persons, engaged in the welfare of all, at last achieve Me."

Beginning: Founded by Gautama Siddhartha (563-483 BC) known as “Buddha” or “Enlightened One” in modern day Nepal and India as a reformation of Hinduism (Like Muslimism is a correction of Judaism and Christianity).  Three types: Theraveda (Pali), Mahayana (Zen-Chinese), and Vajrayana (Tibetan).

Scripture:  Hinduism: Many, including the Vedas (oldest about 1000 B.C.) the Upanishads, and the Bhagavad-GitaBuddhists: The Mahavastu (“Great Story” a collection covering Buddha’s life story), the Jataka Tales (550 stories of the former lives of the Buddha), the Tripitaka (“Three Baskets”) and the Tantras (as recorded in Tibetan Buddhism) A Tantra generally is a "no holds barred" guide to spiritual liberation, presumably put together by a liberated enlightened person. The very large number of both Buddhist and Hindu Tantras that have survived in some form or another, suggests that spiritual enlightenment was not as difficult to achieve as is generally supposed.

Buddhist occult tradition tells that Gautama the Buddha imparted esoteric teachings to select disciples, "by initiation and by word of mouth." Modern scholars suggest that many of the known early Tantras were "transmitted in utmost secrecy for 300 years or so," passed-on in dialogs between teachers and chosen students. It was not until the time of the Siddhas, circa 6th-11th century C.E., that they were written down. In Mahayana Buddhist culture, study of the Tantras naturally follows after study of the Sutras.

View on God:  Buddha didn’t believe in God.  Now is worshipped as a god.  

View on Jesus:   Jesus Christ is not part of the Buddhist worldview.  Buddhists in the West today generally view Jesus as an enlightened teacher, while Buddhists in Asia believe Jesus is an avatar or Bodhisattva, but not God. bodhisattva n. Buddhism An enlightened being who, out of compassion, forgoes nirvana in order to save others

View on Holy Spirit:  The Holy Spirit is not part of this belief.  Buddhists do believe in spirits, and some practice daily yoga and invite spirit possession.

Salvation:  Buddha taught: “You are your own saviour”.  “There is no god other than a man made perfect”. The goal of life is nirvana, to escape suffering by eliminating all desires or cravings.  

The Eightfold Path

1. Right View- Wisdom, to understand the law of karma and karmic conditioning.
2. Right Intention - Buddha distinguishes three types of right intentions: 1. the intention of renunciation, which means resistance to the pull of desire, 2. the intention of good will, meaning resistance to feelings of anger and aversion, and 3. the intention of harmlessness, meaning not to think or act cruelly, violently, or aggressively, and to develop compassion.
3. Right Speech- Ethical Conduct - Positively phrased, this means to tell the truth, to speak friendly, warm, and gently and to talk only when necessary.
4. Right Action- Positively formulated, right action means to act kindly and compassionately, to be honest, to respect the belongings of others, and to keep sexual relationships harmless to others
5. Right Livelihood - The Buddha mentions four specific activities that harm other beings and that one should avoid for this reason: 1. dealing in weapons, 2. dealing in living beings (including raising animals for slaughter as well as slave trade and prostitution), 3. working in meat production and butchery, and 4. selling intoxicants and poisons, such as alcohol and drugs.
6. Right Effort- Mental Development - 1. to prevent the arising of unarisen unwholesome states, 2. to abandon unwholesome states that have already arisen, 3. to arouse wholesome states that have not yet arisen, and 4. to maintain and perfect wholesome states already arisen.
7. Right Mindfulness- four foundations of mindfulness: 1. contemplation of the body, 2. contemplation of feeling (repulsive, attractive, or neutral), 3. contemplation of the state of mind, and 4. contemplation of the phenomena.
8. Right Concentration- wholesome concentration, i.e. concentration on wholesome thoughts and actions.

The eightfold path is a system to free Buddhists from desiring anything and eventually achieve nonexistence.

Death: Reincarnation.  People do not have their own souls or spirits, but one’s desires and feelings may be reincarnated into another person.


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