Muslims And Buddhist’s Murder 1500 Christians!

I will very rarely post from other sources. However, I ask Christians to pray for peace and the war against Christians and Jews! Theodore Shoebat’s article is very disconcerting.

Muslims And Buddhists Work Together To Destroy 1500 Christians

*”Rescue Christians has brought many Christians into Sri Lanka, but now the tides of hope are shifting, and the devils of both Buddhism and Islam are cooperating to destroy Christian lives. As our Lord tells us:

How can Satan cast out Satan? And if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. (Mark 3:23-27)”

Please pray for the persecuted and the persecutors!

God Bless!

Brian Mason

* Theodore Shoebat

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Why Would God Allow “Unnecessary” Suffering?

Since God is God is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnibenevolent, why would He allow “unnecessary” suffering?

By stating the word, “unnecessary” does that mean that it is “unnecessary”? By the fall of Adam, we brought this into the world by our his free will, that was God given. To say the word “unnecessary” we must first put it into context. First, how can you ascertain a definition as to what unnecessary suffering is? God can allow such suffering in the world as a direct result of rebellion against Him.

When the attack on the World Trade Center occurred, it was quite common to hear “where was God when this happened?” My answer and others were “right where you put Him.” Remove Him from schools, disobey His commands, celebrate sin and pure paganism by worshiping idols and coveting and ask why God would allow this is a self-answering question.

You see, by stating the word “unnecessary” only does not mean it is correct! By saying the word, you must know what “necessary” suffering is. We do not know this answer as mere mortals, and we likely deserve more! I would like to think that if God was NOT in control how horrific a planet we would have! He puts the brakes on sin through His holy grace!

Remember that ALL suffering is a direct result of human free will resulting in sin. It is Adamic in nature as well as our human nature to sin!

Remember that the suffering will not go on forever for the believers. We have a Savior, and His name is Jesus Christ!

Romans 1: 20 (ESV)

20 For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

God Bless

Brian Mason

Terminology Tuesday: Determinism

*Any theory that sees all events, including human behavior, as the necessary result of prior causes. Naturalistic determinism sees all events as part of an inflexible and unalterable chain of cause and effect in the physical universe. Theological determinism sees all events as being directly caused by God. Many theologians (although there are notable exceptions) reject both naturalistic and theological determinism because both theories seem to contradict the possibility of human freedom of choice, which in their view leaves humans morally not responsible for their actions.

*Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki &, Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 38

God Bless

Brian Mason

Holy Water: More Roman Catholic Heresy

It is in fact not found in any of the Holy Scriptures. It is a heresy of the Roman Catholic Church.

*“The use of holy water in the earliest days of the Christian Era is attested by documents of only comparatively late date. The “Apostolic Constitutions,” the redaction of which goes back to about the year 400, attribute to the Apostle St. Matthew the precept of using holy water. The letter written under the name of Pope Alexander I, who lived in the second century, is apocryphal and of more recent times; hence the first historical testimony does not go back beyond the fifth century. However, it is permissible to suppose for the sake of argument that, in the earliest Christian times, water was used for expiatory and purificatory purposes, to a way analogous to its employment under the Jewish Law.”
*(http://www.newadvent.org) emphasis added.

In fact, some eastern religions, Lutherans, Anglicans and Methodists employ the use of so-called Holy Water.

**“In Ancient Greek religion, a holy water called chernips (Greek: χέρνιψ) was created when a torch from a religious shrine was extinguished in it. In Greek religion, purifying people and locations with water was part of the process of distinguishing the sacred from the profane.
The Book of Numbers mentions using water in a test for the purity of a wife accused of marital infidelity. A ritual would be performed involving the drinking of water. If she participated in the ceremony, and she was guilty, she is supposedly cursed to miscarry any pregnancy. If she was still able to bear children, then she was presumed innocent.
Sikhs use the Punjabi term amrita (ਅੰਮ੍ਰਿਤ) for the holy water used in the baptism ceremony known as Amrit Sanskar or Amrit Chhakhna.
In Wicca and other ceremonial magic traditions a similar substance is produced when salt is mixed with water. It is consecrated and used in many religious ceremonies and rituals.
Bathing in holy water is an essential element in Hinduism, and the Ganges is considered the most sacred Hindu river.’

**(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_water#cite_note-5)

The Book of Numbers mentioning the use of water for purification was of Old Testament Jewish purification law and has been abolished since the New Covenant of Jesus Christ. And that means nothing today when the Roman Catholic Church professes to be still under the Law!

Numbers 8:7 (ESV) 7 Thus you shall do to them to cleanse them: sprinkle the water of purification upon them, and let them go with a razor over all their body, and wash their clothes and cleanse themselves.

Please pray for the Roman Catholic and all others that rely on such heretical ceremonies! We are saved by faith alone!
Romans 4: 5 5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as righteousness,

God Bless!

Brian Mason

Is Kissing The Pope’s Feet Biblical?

Actually no it is forbidden in the Bible! It was a pagan custom to kiss the feet of emperors!

Acts 10: 25-26 (NASB)
25 When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, and fell at his feet and worshiped him. 26 But Peter raised him up, saying, “Stand up; I too am just a man.”

Rev 22: 8-9 (ESV)
8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me, 9 but he said to me, “You must not do that! I am a fellow servant with you and your brothers the prophets, and with those who keep the words of this book. Worship God.”

Please pray for the Roman Catholic.

God Bless

Brian Mason

My Wish List for Atheists:

1. Cut the vitriol. Personal attacks are unacceptable. I will cut off ANYONE including the atheist when they get personal.

2. When the atheist IS cut off, please don’t consider it a victory for yourself. God commands us to move along and not waste our time with fools. Ecclesiastes 7: 5 “It is better for a man to hear the rebuke of the wise than to hear the song of fools.”

3. Remain consistent! The lack of consistency is the sign of failed argument.

4. Stop the cut and paste from poorly researched anti-Christian websites/blogs.

5. Please read and quote biblical scriptures in context.

6. Please learn some theology.

7. Please don’t railroad me with 20 questions in one comment. I have found that tactic called “steamrolling” (Greg Koukl – Tactics) to be incredibly annoying and I will only answer one question at a time if I can.

8. Forget the movie “Zeitgeist” ever existed! This horribly done mockumentary has been debunked over and over.

9. THINK before you type or speak. That would be refreshing.

10. My biggest wish is for the unbeliever to use their real name. Fake names are a shield and license to type whatever you want with no accountability. Please don’t say you need to do it for your protection. Frankly, if you are having a cordial conversation, you would not have to hide behind a disguise.

2 Corinthians 4: 4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

God Bless

Brian Mason