The Horror of a Nuclear Blast

The Horror of a Nuclear Blast

Here is a YouTube video link to this 2 minute clip.  If it gives you nightmares, then act with others to dismantle and ban nukes worldwide.

In this scene from James Cameron’s Terminator 2 Judgment Day, Sarah is watching her son play with some kids and falls asleep. In her dream, she witnesses and becomes a victim in Judgment Day in which Skynet wiped out humnanity with by deploying all the nuclear missiles under its command.

Scientists who understand the power of nuclear weaponry agree that the depiction in this film clip are realistic.

Nuclear weaponry is the ultimate satanic fist and human rebellion in the face of God.

 

The Ultimate Heresy, by Rodger Cragun.  A Review by Allen Johnson

The Ultimate Heresy, by Rodger Cragun. A Review by Allen Johnson

According to vast millions of Christians, the Bible is the Word of God. Mathematically and linguistically, we could formulate the following: The Bible = The Word of God. And, The Word of God = The Bible. To those millions who hold to an inerrantist view of the Bible, arguments over the validity of a scripture passage can come down to the following: “It says it, I believe it, that settles it.”

Along comes independent scholar Rodger Lawson Cragun, who not only challenges the Bible equals the Word of God, but audaciously and provocatively claims this doctrine is a harmful “ultimate” heresy.

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Hardcore internet pornography has poisoned the basic building block of human relationships

Hardcore internet pornography has poisoned the basic building block of human relationships

Online hard pornography is devastating relationships among younger generations, writesChristian Post online magazine editor Richard Land.  The deviant violent raw acts depicted in countless online videos     corrupts and addicts the viewer into patterns of malignant thinking that warps real life relationships.

Land writes, the average age of first exposure to hardcore porn for American males has dropped from 17 to 11 with the advent of the internet. Now, every home in America is just one of two clicks way away from having material that was previously confined to the worst areas of the worst cities in America ooze up into their hearts and minds through the internet.  That is, boys at the cusp of entering puberty are already warped.

 Full article here.

 

DID JESUS MEAN THAT SOMETIMES HIS DISCIPLES SHOULD KILL THEIR ENEMIES?

DID JESUS MEAN THAT SOMETIMES HIS DISCIPLES SHOULD KILL THEIR ENEMIES?

We can only understand Jesus’ teaching in the context of his gospel of the kingdom. Jesus taught that the long-expected messianic kingdom was actually breaking into history in a powerful way in his actions and disciples. And Jesus’ teaching explained how Jesus expected his followers to live in that new kingdom.

It is clear that Jesus intended his ethical teaching to be for everyone, not only some little group. At the end of his gospel, Matthew reports that Jesus sent his disciples into the whole world not only to baptize those who believe but to teach them “everything I have commanded you” (28:20).  —Ron Sider, (September 2021)

It was my great privilege to mentor under Ron Sider as a student and as an intern with Evangelicals For Social Action. Sider “walks the talk” in his personal life.
In this recent post on his own blog, Sider presents why followers of Jesus in the early Christian era did not participate in war. And why disciples of Jesus today should love enemies, even national enemies, rather than trying to destroy them.  Hard teaching, yes. But Jesus, yes.

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A Former Hyper Charismatic Speaks Out

A Former Hyper Charismatic Speaks Out

I have known Jachin Hill since his birth. His parents have pastored a small rural congregation that I have actively participated in for much of the past 40 years. Jachin now pastors that church.

In this “Proclaiming Truth Today” podcast, Aaron Shell interviews his friend Jachin about his disillusionment in his several years in what he terms the hyper charismatic movement. Jachin affirms biblical charismatic gifts of The Holy Spirit, but sharply warns about the excesses and distortions of hyper charismatic teachings and practice.

Here is a YouTube video link to this 2 1/2-hour podcast.

Hunter’s Illegal Radio Collar Tortures a Bear Cub

Hunter’s Illegal Radio Collar Tortures a Bear Cub

This post is about a cub bear that I found in our chicken coop in August 2020. An illegal radio-tracking collar was on the bear. Trying to get the collar off, the cub had gotten its right leg through the collar and was unable to pull it out. This further tightened the collar such that it was cutting through the bears neck with resultant open wound. 

West Virginia has a 365-year season when hunters can train their dogs on live bears (just not kill them except during hunting season. Thus these “sportsmen” (ha) chase bears in spring and summer, often scattering cubs from parents. In this case, the hunter captured a cub and put on a radio-collar to readily locate it whenever he wanted to easily find a bear for his dogs to chase.
This year-round training season needs to be abolished!

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Children Will Be Good Readers If They Enjoy Books

Children Will Be Good Readers If They Enjoy Books

Learn to read well, and a world of knowledge and thinking opens up. Reading is such a crucial skill that schools put massive energy into strategies and programs to equip children to read. Yet too often the pedagogy involves boring word drills accompanied by joyless books written around vocabulary words.

The Read Aloud nonprofit organization demonstrates studies that a parent or adult caretaker reading even 15 minutes daily to a child massively increases that child’s academic success potential. Reading in the home to children should begin at birth and continue into at least middle school.

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When Our Heroes Betray Us

When Our Heroes Betray Us

When Mother Teresa died in 1997, a common sentiment among her admirers was, “At least Jean Vanier is still on the planet.” Vanier, a Canadian and Catholic theologian, founded L’Arche in 1964 to provide people with disabilities dignified household communities. Vanier’s idea was not to treat such people as the objects of charity, but rather as friends and even teachers, founding communities in which they lived alongside people without disabilities in a spirit of mutual respect and care.

 L’Arche communites are now in over 37 countries. Jean Vanier, who died in 2019, has been regarded as a saint.

That is, until leaders of L’Arche International exposed that Vanier had engaged in “manipulative and emotionally abusive” sexual relationships with six women in France, between 1970 and 2005. Sexual relations were instigated by Vanier, usually in the context of giving spiritual guidance.

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Nigerian Churches are Under Attacks by Boko Harem and Fulani Tribes people

Nigerian Churches are Under Attacks by Boko Harem and Fulani Tribes people

“I just cannot believe that Christian leaders and churches aren’t talking about this in every congregation in every corner of the [United States]. Boko Haram killed more Christians than ISIS in the year of the height of ISIS. This is the worst place in the world, at least in the northeast, where these terrorists are.” –Johnnie Moore (Christian Post, Feb. 28, 2020

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Listening to the Ghosts of Sand Creek Massacre

Listening to the Ghosts of Sand Creek Massacre

A desolate piece of land in rural southeastern Colorado commemorates 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho tribe members who were murdered and mutilated by the U.S. Army.

On November 29, 1864, seven hundred members of the Colorado Territory militia embarked on an attack of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian villages. The militia was led by U.S. Army Col. John Chivington, a Methodist preacher, as well as a freemason. After a night of heavy drinking by the soldiers, Chivington ordered the massacre of the Indians. Over two-thirds of the slaughtered and maimed were women and children. For two days the soldiers roamed the nearby countryside hunting down and killing womean and children trying to escape. This atrocity has been known as the Sand Creek Massacre ever since.

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How is it now looking ahead for the Year 2525?

In the year 2525
If man is still alive
If woman can survive
They may find…

Zager & Evans top 40 hit in 1969 questioned the future of humankind. How would be the influence of technology upon our species? The duo’s answer is bleak. And that is if even our species will survive to the year 2525. And what will God think?


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Exposed Greed Preacher Robert Tilton Is Still Fleecing Flocks for Millions

Exposed Greed Preacher Robert Tilton Is Still Fleecing Flocks for Millions

Thirty years later I can still remember my first encounter with Robert Tilton. I had stopped by a room at the nursing home I worked at. On the TV screen was Tilton, eyes scrunched shut as he bleated a prayer for prosperity on watchers who had sent in donations.

My immediate response was, “This preacher is a fraud bilking money from the poor and hopeless.” 

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Why Jesus?

Why Jesus?

It is fitting that my first post on this new edition of Creation Song should honor Jesus.

Yes, I am a follower of Jesus. I’m not always faithful or true; nor is He easy to follow. But my heart is to follow Him. I want to want to love Him and be true to Him. Here is some of my personal “why Jesus?”

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Wolves Among the Sheep: Sexual Predators in the Church

Wolves Among the Sheep: Sexual Predators in the Church

Nothing is worse than the use of the name of Jesus to prey on the vulnerable.”

Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention

If there is one good thing about the plethora of sexual abuse revelations in church bodies, it is that some of the wolves preying on the sheep are being caught.

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