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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Is Obama a Pawn In The Hands of Jihadists? - The History of Islam

Sometimes topics for a blog post seem to fall right in my lap.  This is one of those times.
It is about Islam and Jihad - its history and behavior.

If you are a Muslim, please follow this LINK.

Most people have heard the news about how Iraq is in turmoil with militant jihadists storming the country.
Critics here and abroad: Obama lacks will to fight terrorism - See more at: http://www.onenewsnow.com/national-security/2014/06/25/critics-here-and-abroad-obama-lacks-will-to-fight-terrorism

You may also have heard the news about Meriam Ibrahim and her imprisonment and release, re-arrest with her family, and the reported re-release:
Sudanese Christian Woman Freed Again

Also, you are likely familiar with American Pastor Saeed Abedini imprisoned in Iran:
American pastor imprisoned without notice of charges while visiting family in Iran

That is just a small sampling of what happens to people who profess faith in Christ in an Islamic country.

People like President Obama proclaim Islam as a religion of tolerance or peace.
What is Islam historically and is it really peaceful?
The following video will give you a better understanding of the real methodology of Islam, and at the end you will hear that not all American Muslims have fully understood Islam.
 

It really is telling that President Barack Obama called the Qur'an "holy."

So, how do Muslim beliefs differ from Christianity?
CARM Comparison Chart

For those who may charge that what God did in the OT was merciless and no better than the Muslims, please check out the following:
Is the God of the Old Testament a Merciless Monster?

 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Judging Judgers, Writing Persecuted Christians, & The Burden of the Disabled

Have you ever been guilty of assuming someone thinks the worst about you?
That is so much the way I am....even though I know that that can also be a form of pride.
I just read an article by R.C. Sproul, Jr. that expresses a form of judging that Christians do to each other and may not realize how unfair it is. 

Judging We Are Judged

Have you ever thought about writing to a Christian imprisoned in another country?
They need encouragement just like any of us would.  I don't even want to imagine too much being in their shoes.  Some are even tortured and in danger of losing their lives.
I learned of a couple of places that assist you in being able to have certain phrases and verses translated to send to these individuals.  I can't vouch for all that these people hold to, but it seems to me it would be great to pray for and write to professing Christians who have been imprisoned for their Christian beliefs.

You can visit the following links:

Prisoner Alert

Write To Persecuted Christians

Hebrews 13:3 NASB  "Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.

Are you disabled in some way?   If not, have you ever wondered how you should treat someone who is? 
I have been on both sides of this, because I didn't become disabled until I was an adult...and then it was a gradual worsening until a couple years ago when things really went downhill.
I appreciated a blog post I read that gives advice both to disabled people and those who meet them.
It is difficult to be patient with those who don't understand my disability (and I find it difficult to explain some of it myself...since not all has been fully diagnosed), and it can be embarrassing both for the disabled and the people who meet them.  Kids shy away more from me now ... when they used to be more friendly, It is also true that people don't know when you need help or not.  I feel like a burden, and in many ways this can be true. 

Please read the post linked:

What do those with disabilities owe those without?

I don't believe disabled people should be celebrated just because they are disabled, but neither should people look down on us as inferior - lacking any intelligence.  You never know....one day it may be you.  It happened to me.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

UPDATE: All Charges Dropped Against Street Preacher Tony Miano

I am so excited to report that the charges against street preacher Tony Miano have been dropped by the police in Scotland.

Tony Miano was for many years an L.A. Deputy Sheriff & has been involved in ministry for a number of years in various ways.  He worked with Ray Comfort of Living Waters for a few years, & due to the economy was released to serve God in doing Cross Encounters ministry including a weekly online  Cross Encounters Radio program, street preaching & abortion clinic evangelizing, teaching & mentoring people to serve as evangelists.


In 2013 he was arrested and released without charges in England, and early in 2014 he was arrested and charged in Scotland.  Why?  Because he included homosexuality in a list of sins and this makes people angry.  America is already far along in turning against a Biblical understanding of marriage, so we should not be surprised when Christians start getting arrested here in the U.S.

The authorities in Scotland finally viewed the footage from Tony's camera (which they confiscated) after months of incompetence of supposedly not being able to get it working.
The film proved out that the allegations were false by the accuser, and that his preaching should not have been called hate speech.

Scotland Drops Charges - Tony Miano Newsletter

For those of you who did not follow the story of his arrest earlier,  I will post the links to my previous blog posts about that:

http://ktundergrace.blogspot.com/2014/01/tony-miano-arrested-for-gospel-again.html

http://ktundergrace.blogspot.com/2014/04/update-on-street-preacher-arrested-in.html

http://ktundergrace.blogspot.com/2014/01/street-preacher-tony-mianos-testimony.html

Please visit the following links on the Cross Encounters Ministry website

Are You Sure?

Cross Encounters Ministry

Monday, June 9, 2014

The Infallibility of Scripture & The Matt Dillahunty vs. Sye Ten Bruggencate Debate

(Let me begin by disclosing that I’m a Christian female.)

All Scripture is inspired by God.

The Bible itself claims to be infallible (Psalm 12:6-7; Psalm 33:4; Proverbs 30:5-6; Mark 13:31; Revelation 22:18-19), inspired by God (2 Timothy 3:16), & men moved by the Spirit spoke from God (2 Peter 1:21). People try to convince themselves that God is not real by suppressing the truth, but everyone will face Him one day either in judgment or as Savior.

Everything that God does is just & good, & the one who rejects God's Word is not qualified to interpret or comprehend it. They have no infallible foundational authority in themselves to determine truth or what is moral, right & good. Even appealing to what is commonly accepted behavior is useless.  Man is fallible. All idols are false having no authority.  Sometimes an idol is reason, comfort, pleasure, covetousness, self, immorality, a false religious system, nature, etc.

People love their sin & idolize pleasure, but the hollow pleasures of taking what God created to rebel against Him cannot even compare to the real pleasures that can be found in Him in an eternity in Heaven.
Life here is fleeting & so are its lusts.
Philosophy that is based on rejecting the absolute Source of truth is empty. Jesus said He is the only way. People may choose to reject Him, but that doesn't make Him less true or humans less accountable to Him.

When people who call themselves "atheists" or "agnostic" attack Christians, Christians need to remember that God is the One they are truly enemies of & hate, but for those who repent & put their trust in Christ there is forgiveness of sins & love & an eternity in Heaven as children of God.

Many people who reject God seem to think they are an authority on God & attack His character based on their perception of Old Testament events. They blasphemously try to judge God by their standards...which have no authoritative foundation. God is the Judge, & they are not God's judge. He is so holy & perfect that He would be just in destroying all of rebellious mankind. It is because He is merciful & loving & gracious that He saves some.
Who are we to answer back to God?

I pray for those who heard & will hear the Gospel that my online friend Sye Ten Bruggencate presented at the Refining Reason debate with Matt Dillahunty in Memphis, TN, because faith is a gift from God & those who have ears to hear will hear, because God will make them able.
(You can find the Sye Ten Bruggencate / Matt Dillahunty debate online-but I recommend waiting for the Crown Rights Media film which should be better produced & hopefully minus any bad language),

Below are some favorite quotes I shared via Twitter & Facebook from the recent debate:

Sye's response about those who bring up whether the Quran & Islam can be true:

What does the Quran say about the Bible?
The Quran says the Bible is the previous revelation of God (of Allah), and it says it is true.
What does your Quran say about whether the words of God can be corrupted? And they say, "No, they can't."
That's the problem. If the Quran is true the Bible is true, and because the Bible is true, the Quran is false.



(My short tweet version of that was: The Quran says the words of God can't be corrupted. If the Quran is true the Bible is true, & because the Bible is true the Quran is false.)

Sin is not a measure of how bad you are. It's a measure of how good you're not - Sye Ten Bruggencate

It's not absolutes - therefore God. It's God - therefore absolutes. – Sye


For those who have struggled with doubting:
You can't make sense of truth, knowledge, logic , reason without God - so doubt presupposes God – Sye

Logical absolutes reflect the thinking of God – Sye

Matt was wanting Sye to play the devil's advocate, but I loved Sye's quick wit!

"You seem to be able to only see this from your worldview." - Matt Dillahunty
"Of course! So do you!" - Sye Ten Bruggencate



Matt Dillahunty would prefer to say he believes things rather than knows them for certain, because he does not want to admit what he does know but suppresses.  The knowledge he & every human being has is enough to convict them as guilty before God (Romans 1:18-20)

Please visit on of the following sites:

Are You Sure?

Proof That God Exists