Saturday, August 27, 2011
What do you think the Rev. King would be thinking about his sculpture? He probably would be saying, "I Have A Dream; that is, that one day someone will finish my sculpture and add a little color. After all, I'm not Obama". Liberals and Art just don't go together. They never get it right. It's either meaningless or depressing or both. Here are two examples, Obama's MLK and Clinton's FDR. Obama's stature is meaningless and Clinton's is depressing.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
August 10, 2011
Author, 'Making Sense of Scripture'
4 Good Reasons Not to Read the Bible Literally
Posted: 8/6/11 09:06 AM ET
Cards on the table: 1) I read the Bible -- not as much as I should, I'm sure, but still pretty regularly. Moreover, I get paid to talk about the Bible with folks all across the country and have written a
popular book to help people read the Bible with more confidence and enjoyment. So, you could say, I'm a pretty big fan of the good book. 2) I was a little shocked to discover that three in ten Americans read the Bible literally. That is, about a third of the American populace takes everything the Bible says at face value, reading as they would a history or science textbook. 3) I don't read the Bible this way, and can't imagine doing so. Here are four reasons why:
1) Nowhere does the Bible claim to be inerrant.That's right. At no place in its more than 30,000 verses does the Bible claim that it is factually accurate in terms of history, science, geography and all other matters (the technical
definition of inerrancy). "Inerrant" itself is not a word found in the Bible or even known to Christian theologians for most of history. Rather, the word was coined in the middle of the 19th century as a defensive counter measure to the increased popularity of reading the Bible as one would other historical documents and the discovery of manifold internal inconsistencies and external inaccuracies.
The signature verse most literalists point to is
2 Timothy 3:16: "All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness." But one can confess that Scripture is inspired by God without resorting to claims that it contains no factual errors. We normally use the language of inspiration in just this way, describing a painting, a performance of Chopin, or even a good lecture as inspired. What binds the various and sundry texts found in the Bible together may be precisely that they are all inspired by the authors' experience of the living God. There is no hint that the authors of the Bible imagined that what they were writing was somehow supernaturally guaranteed to be factually accurate. Rather, biblical authors wrote in order to be persuasive, hoping that by reading their witness you would come to believe as they did (see John 20:30-31). http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-lose/4-good-reasons-not-to-read-bible-literally_b_919345.html
Hebrews 6: 17 - 18 17Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: 18 That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us:
God gave us the Bible so that you could hear the Truth and not be deceived by Man. It is impossible for God to Lie. Even Jesus read from the Torah (Old Testament) in the synagogues. He knew that every word was the Truth.
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Once again Congress has done what they do best. That is, separating Americans from their money. Of course they quote the Bible to back up their decision to raise the National Debt. Now, after suffering two weeks of debating and voting they now go back on vacation. This time for five weeks. As they were leaving the chamber, they were heard singing ' There shall be showers of blessing'. You know that old Christian song, don't you?
Showers of blessing,
Showers of blessing we need:
Money-drops round us are falling,
But for the dollars we plead.
Thank God they don't work all year or the American people would have to receive humanitarian aid from Ethiopia.
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Did you really think the politicians would let the Country go into default. If that happen, they would loose their control over you. How else do you think they keep you in poverty. They will continue to bankrupt the Nation until every American becomes dependent on them for their existence.
There is only one way for Americans to end the National Debt and regain their freedom. You would have to abolish the Federal Government, the Federal Reserve, the IRS, the FBI, the BATF, the office of Homeland Security and the Supreme Court. Also, separate us from anything connected with the World bank, IMF and the UN. Reroute all taxes to State Governments and let them govern according to the Constitution. Change the laws of each state back to Biblical guidelines. Eliminate welfare from those who abuse the system or do not meet Biblical Guidelines. Require everyone to accept personal responsibility for their actions and bad decisions. Get rid of the ACLU and all similar Communist organizations. In other words, turn away from your Pagan God, the Federal Government and serve the True God of the Bible. Only then will you truly be free and independent and able to reap the fruits of your labor.