Archive for October, 2004

If it worked the first time, will it work the second?

Saturday, October 23rd, 2004 at 10:41 pm

1 Chronicles 14:9-10 (KJV) And the Philistines came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim. 10 And David inquired of God, saying, Shall I go up against the Philistines? and wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto him, Go up; for I will deliver them into thine hand.

1 Chronicles 14:13-14 (KJV) And the Philistines yet again spread themselves abroad in the valley. 14 Therefore David inquired again of God; and God said unto him, Go not up after them; turn away from them, and come upon them over against the mulberry trees.

If you find yourself in a situation you’ve faced before, don’t just assume that God will direct you in the same way as he did previously. David was wise to seek God’s direction again the second time the Philistines spread themselves in the valley against Israel. David could have assumed God would deliver the Philistines into his hand in the same way as the first time, but God chose not to give victory to David in the same way.

Posted in Quick Thoughts
by Gordy

Social Security

Wednesday, October 20th, 2004 at 3:19 pm

For many years now, we’ve been hearing how Social Security may not be there when many of us reach retirement age. Many politicians make great promises about how they are going to save Social Security to ensure it will continue as a viable means of support for retirees. I recently saw an interesting statistic that sheds a bright light into the main problem. In 1950, we had 16 workers paying in to Social Security for every 1 that was collecting it. Today, we have 2 workers paying in for every 1 collecting it. We’ve gone from 16:1 to 2:1. Certainly we cannot save Social Security with a ratio like that. What is the reason behind the dramatic decrease? It is because we do not have as many workers as we should have. Why do we not have as many workers as we should? Since the early 1960’s, we’ve been murdering millions of potential workers – both through abortion and through birth-control pills. If all those babies had not been murdered, there would be millions more workers. To fix Social Security, we need to outlaw abortion and we need to outlaw the birth control pill (which causes chemical abortions). Only when we have a far greater number of workers than we do retirees will we have a viable Social Security program.

by Gordy

The Official God FAQ

Monday, October 18th, 2004 at 9:39 am

I recently stumbled across a web page claiming to be the Official God FAQ. It had only one question listed: Is there a God? The answer given was “no.” I find at least two problems with that answer. The Official God FAQ is neither scientifically nor logically accurate. Science cannot prove that something does not exist. Logically it is not accurate for if you say there is no God, then that means you know absolutely everything which then makes you God.

A true scientist, if he is to be honest, can not answer that question with a “no.” He may answer it by saying science is incapable of determining the existence of God – but never can he make a definitive negative statement.

Posted in Quick Thoughts
by Gordy

Getting closer to the originals

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004 at 8:57 pm

Why do some people think that newer translations, which are farther in time away from the originals, do a better job at bringing us closer to the originals than the KJV which was translated at a time when more of the originals existed?

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by Gordy

The Constitution does what?

Tuesday, October 12th, 2004 at 8:50 pm

The Constitution bars any state “establishment” of religion. That means the government cannot promote religion in general, or favor one faith over another.
-FoxNews.com October 12, 2004.

It does not say that! It only restricts Congress (the Senate and House of Representatives) from creating laws that establish religion – the Constitution is silent about posting or displaying the Ten Commandments on government properties. Not only is the Ten Commandments a religious document, but it also is a historical document. The founders of this country based many laws and the structure of our government on the Bible including the Ten Commandments.

It is time people – especially judges and the media – start reading the U.S. Constitution to find out what it really says.

by Gordy

Do we have the pure word of God today?

Monday, October 4th, 2004 at 10:32 am

Titus 1:15 (KJV) Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

The pure believe we have the pure word of God. But the impure say there are mistakes in the Bible – that we don’t have the pure word of God.

Psalm 12:6 (KJV) The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Psalm 119:140 (KJV) Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

Proverbs 30:5 (KJV) Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.

The Bible is pure. It has no errors – no mis-translations. God is able to keep his word pure.

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by Gordy