Monday, 27 March 2017

Not everything is as it seems

Its funny how a lot of the anti-bullying posts don’t mind a bit of bullying themselves, particularly singling out religious belief and labelling people homophobe…For all the supposed tolerance the slur keeps coming out, homophobe, homophobe, homophobe (insulting someone maybe makes them feel good).

And why… because you don’t fit the mould of anything goes when it comes to sexuality. You see an order that is in nature, a natural complementary beauty & you uphold it & protect it.

The world has lost its way & lost its senses, it is in too deep, it has taken the money & ran. Born that way is a con, so is feel that way…

Yet in God the Father we have a way back.Luke 15:11-32.

In the shadow of Troy & the culture wars


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Old vs New

The thing that I like about some of the older transport is that you were less cocooned. I have never been in an old tiger moth but have been in small modern aircraft flying over the steamy coastal jungle of Papua New Guinea.

In Australia I used to travel by train to high school on a red rattler where you could open the windows & even the doors while at speed. You could be more engaging with the environment which is a plus if you like fresh air instead of the conditioned & controlled modern designs with ultra - safety that don’t work so well when things go wrong.

We have this idea that we are advancing, but that in itself often creates new problems that we dont/didnt forsee.Our barnstorming solutions become problems that hold us back & cause a retreat. Battles & wars & stuff like that.


Friday, 24 March 2017

Christ Revealed

One of the, if not the biggest deceptions to come out of the enlightenment was the illusion that nature is all there is. It cannot be scientifically proven but is a statement of faith or to put it another way, an apriori position similar to the atheist position there is no God (or gods-which Scripture would agree).

In this little world (of supposed blind chance with no moral basis) the human intellect becomes our supposed saviour…we can work it out. It lays claim to reason as if Scripture has no logic or reason when it has plenty of both.

Mistaking belief (which it also holds to) as superstition (which the Bible also argues against) it proposes another faith & another set of miracles that cannot be scientifically verified.

The enlightenment was not that more enlightened or intellectual for that matter. Medicine & science are in harmony with God & were being utilised before the enlightenment. Scripture recalls God’s created natural world where there are so many laws & demonstrations of intelligence as well as the presence of good & evil that cannot be contained or managed by education/knowledge in & of itself... We think we can work it out when in fact we actually were the first cause of sin entering this once oh so beautiful world.

It is blind unbelief that is sure to fail says our intelligent maker. His mysterious ways are less mysterious than those who profess that nature illogically made itself out of nothing or something but we don’t really know what or that some alien force is out there in just so scenarios propped up by esteemed teachers & wonderful graphics & commentary who rely on mathematical consensus rather than established & observable facts.

As it is with the elements so it is with faith. It needs to be a certain kind before Salvation can be imparted or dispersed. There is only one who fits the required purity & obedience and He is Christ Jesus.

Beware the science gurus & philosophers of this age or ages past that come in sheep's clothing, they are nothing of the sort.They have an element of deception that leads us away from God & into godlessness on mass. They have a different light that is mostly darkness.


push the envelope

Facebook is such a rollercoaster. My buddies at FB HQ send me good morning greetings like I am one of their bestest, then they unload the weirdest suggested posts that go against the grain of my likes, even if I have told them so. It’s well over a year now & I can’t put images up because of an error code so I have to publish them on another site first.

It’s not that I am having a rant, I have (slowly) learnt to be content with our arrangement thanks to the support of Scripture & the Spirit. I find FB philosophy in photos & images slash memes the weirdest. I don’t know if it’s because I have a good memory or not but I usually remember all the others posts people put up that contradict their previous posts.

For many it is our moods that drive us or our blinkered self- righteousness (except when it’s not that) & we are the lowly & afflicted or just a rebel who couldn’t really give a stuff what anybody else thinks. One minute our family is the best, and then friends are the most loyal & better than our family.

Facebook, Mood book, Philosophy book, I have so many friends book. Don’t get me wrong, it has its good points & there is some funny & serious stuff that is communicated that define true friendship or fellowship & a very straight horizontal line would be sort of boring.

So I have my family & I have my friends, my stability & instabilities but my bestest/greatest is God & I like & love His book. He gives me stability in this very unstable world of good & evil & everything in between. The anger, the hurts, the joys & sorrows... God is always right & to be trusted & His kindness is full of grace & beauty. Prov 3:5-6.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

The zealous world

Love is love but gender isn’t gender in a supposed modern world where science is the go, monkey magic & confusing messages. In all of this, equality is meant to bind us together & give us a sense of stability or justice or whatever. My toilet will be your toilet & my confusion will be your confusion & my depravity will be your depravity.

The world will often scoff at religion not seeing its own religion. Its own rules built on assumptions as it shifts the data round & round.

In essence the modern world is just as lost as the ancient world & into it came God. Yes He could fix all our problems in an instant but in terms of equality that wouldn’t be fair on the slow process & good things do take time & we can learn a lot in our suffering too.

The Bible says God is patient & that patience is displayed for a reason. 2 Peter 3:9-10. God has His kindness, God has shown His goodness & His justice & He has also shown us His son. It doesn’t get much more personal than that.

He speaks/challenges to our frailty, our warped sense of power, our trust in money & our sinful nature…the big mess that we have created, every one of us.

In as much as you vigorously exercise your autonomy & the right to exercise self-rule like a zealot… I would urge you to come to the Saviour. He holds forgiveness of sin & peace with God in the palm of His hand.

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Saturday, 18 March 2017

God's resistance fighter

Scripture only tells us so much & no more regarding many things including original sin & the fall. And in many respects that is all we need to know regarding Salvation. Scripture reveals that the head of Satan, who speaks with a forked tongue, will be crushed. Gen 3:15. Heb 2:14.


Friday, 17 March 2017

Fake News


Thine is the power & the glory (forever)

Don’t go chasing waterfalls or volcanoes for that matter, or mars for another. Yet we do when we become discontent with God’s timeless wisdom. As much as humanity outside of Eden yearns for knowledge as if it holds the answers that we think we need, when what we ultimately need is to be found in God who took on human form for our benefit.

Humanity has its fault lines too, running here & running there, shear madness that lifts us up heavenwards or down in the depths of despair…and Nebuchadnezzar said amen.

Behold what manner of love the father has given unto us. Yet in prodigal fashion we wander & experience the dazzling myths that like mist soon disappear like impossible dreams. The ladder turns into a snake & we slide downwards into devolution outside of Eden.


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

The promise keeper

In as much as technology enables new types of materials & building techniques that allow for some fancy architecture & design, God’s ark built buy Noah & his family must have been quite a site, even if the mockers kept mocking the preacher of righteousness as the purpose built ark was assembled & prepared.

There are several wow factors, big deep wow factors. Heb 11:7. God’s judgement on sin & God’s mercy, care & keeping of all that was protected & shielded in the wooden ark or box & not so much a boat as we know them today.

Today we live & build for the kingdom that comes with majesty & power (even if it is like a veil to many). In this world & on this earth we testify regarding God the maker of heaven & earth, our redeemer & judge of all the nations. Acts 1:8.