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February 28, 2009

Evolution Is Religion , Not Science

Evolutionists often insist that evolution is a proved fact of
science, providing the very framework of scientific interpretation,
especially in the biological sciences. This, of course, is nothing but
wishful thinking. Evolution is not even a scientific hypothesis, since
there is no conceivable way in which it can be tested.

THE RELIGIOUS ESSENCE OF EVOLUTIONISM

As a matter of fact, many leading evolutionists have recognized the
essentially “religious” character of evolutionism. Even though they
themselves believe evolution to be true, they acknowledge the fact that
they _believe_ it! “Science”, however, is not supposed to be something
one “believes.” Science is knowledge — that which can be demonstrated
and observed and repeated. Evolution cannot be proved, or even tested;
it can only be believed.

For example, two leading evolutionary biologists have described
modern neo-Darwinism as “part of an evolutionary dogma accepted by most
of us as part of our training.”[1] A prominent British biologist, a
Fellow of the Royal Society, in the Introduction to the 1971 edition of
Darwin’s _Origin of Species_, said that “belief in the theory of
evolution” was “exactly parallel to belief in special creation,” with
evolution merely “a satisfactory faith on which to base our
interpretation of nature.”[2] G.W. Harper calls it a “metaphysical
belief.”[3]

Ernst Mayr, the outstanding Harvard evolutionary biologist, calls
evolution “man’s world view today.”[4] Sir Julian Huxley, probably the
outstanding evolutionist of the twentieth century saw “evolution as a
universal and all-pervading process”[5] and, in fact, nothing less than “the
whole of reality.”[6] A leading evolutionary geneticist of the present
day, writing an obituary for Theodosius Dobzhansky, who himself was
probably the nation’s leading evolutionist at the time of his death in
1975, says that Dobzhansky’s view of evolution followed that of the
notorious Jesuit priest, de Chardin:

The place of biological evolution in human thought was, according
to Dobzhansky, best expressed in a passage that he often quoted
from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: ‘(Evolution) is a general
postulate to which all theories, all hypotheses, all systems must
henceforward bow and which they must satisfy in order to be
thinkable and true. Evolution is a light which illuminates all
facts, a trajectory which all lines of thought must follow.'[7]

The British physicist, H.S. Lipson, has reached the following
conclusion:

In fact, evolution became in a sense a scientific religion;
almost all scientists have accepted it and many are prepared to
‘bend’ their observations to fit in with it.[8]

The man whom Dobzhansky called “France’s leading zoologist,” although
himself an evolutionist, said that scientists should “destroy the myth
of evolution” as a simple phenomenon which is “unfolding before us.”[9]
Dr. Colin Patterson, Senior Paleontologist at the British Museum of
Natural History, by any accounting one of the world’s top evolutionists
today, has recently called evolution “positively anti-knowledge,” saying
that “all my life I had been duped into taking evolutionism as revealed
truth.”[10] In another address he called evolution “story telling.”[11]

All of the above-cited authorities are (or were) among the world’s
foremost authorities on evolutionism. Note again the terms which they
use in describing evolution:

Evolutionary dogma A scientific religion
A satisfactory faith The myth of evolution
Man’s world view Anti-knowledge
All-pervading process Revealed truth
The whole of reality An illuminating light
Metaphysical belief Story-telling

Charles Darwin himself called evolution “this grand view of life.”
Now such grandiloquent terms as these are not scientific terms! One
does not call the law of gravity, for example, “a satisfactory faith,”
nor speak of the laws of thermodynamics as “dogma.” Evolution is,
indeed, a grand world view, but it is _not_ science. Its very
comprehensiveness makes it impossible even to test scientifically. As
Ehrlich and Birch have said: “Every conceivable observation can be
fitted into it. –No one can think of ways in which to test it.”[12]

RELIGIONS BASED ON EVOLUTION

In view of the fundamentally religious nature of evolution, it is not
surprising to find that most world religions are themselves based
on evolution. It is certainly unfitting for educators to object to
teaching scientific creationism in public schools on the ground that it
supports Biblical Christianity when the existing pervasive teaching of
evolution is supporting a host of other religions and philosophies.

The concept of evolution did not originate with Charles Darwin. It
has been the essential ingredient of all pagan religions and
philosophies from time immemorial (e.g., atomism, pantheism, stoicism,
gnosticism and all other humanistic and polytheistic systems). All
beliefs which assume the ultimacy of the space/time/matter universe,
presupposing that the universe has existed from eternity, are
fundamentally evolutionary systems. The cosmos, with its innate laws and
forces, is the only ultimate reality. Depending on the sophistication of
the system, the forces of the universe may be personified as gods and
goddesses who organized the eternal chaotic cosmos into its present form
(as in ancient Babylonian and Egyptian religions), or else may
themselves be invested with organizing capabilities (as in modern
scientific evolutionism). In all such cases, these are merely different
varieties of the fundamental evolutionist world view, the essential
feature of which is the denial that there is one true God and Creator of
all things.

In this perspective, it becomes obvious that most of the great world
religions — Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, Animism, etc. —
are based on evolution. Creationism is the basis of only such systems
as Orthodox Judaism, Islam and Biblical Christianity. The liberal
varieties of Judaism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism, as well as
most modern pseudo-Christian cults, are all based on evolution.

All of this points up the absurdity of banning creationist teaching
from the schools on the basis that it is religious. The schools are
already saturated with the teaching of religion in the guise of
evolutionary “science.” In the modern school of course, this teaching
mostly takes the form of secular humanism, which its own proponents
claim to be a “non-theistic religion.” It should also be recalled that
such philosophies as communism, fascism, socialism, nazism, and
anarchism have been claimed by their founders and promoters to be based
on what they regard as scientific evolutionism. If creation is excluded
from the schools because it is compatible with Christian
“fundamentalism,” should not evolution also be banned since it is the
basis of communism and nazism?

THE SCIENTIFIC IRRELEVANCE OF EVOLUTION

Some people have deplored the questioning of evolution on the ground
that this is attacking science itself. In a recent debate, the
evolutionist whom the writer debated did not attempt to give any
scientific evidences for evolution, electing instead to spend his time
defending such scientific concepts as atomic theory, relativity,
gravity, quantum theory and science in general, stating that attacking
evolution was tantamount to attacking science!

The fact is, however, that the elimination of evolutionary
interpretations from science would hardly be noticed at all, in terms of
real scientific understanding and accomplishment. G.W. Harper comments
on this subject as follows:

It is frequently claimed that Darwinism is central to modern
biology. On the contrary, if all references to Darwinism suddenly
disappeared, biology would remain substantially unchanged. It
would merely have lost a little color. Grandiose doctrines in
science are like some occupants of high office; they sound very
important but have in fact been promoted to a position of
ineffectuality.[13]

The scientific irrelevance of evolutionism has been strikingly (but,
no doubt, inadvertently) illustrated in a recent issue of _Science
News_. This widely read and highly regarded weekly scientific journal
was commemorating its sixtieth anniversary, and this included a listing
of what it called the “scientific highlights” of the past sixty
years.[14]

Of the sixty important scientific discoveries and accomplishments
which were chosen, only six could be regarded as related in any way to
evolutionist thought. These six were as follows:

(1). 1927. Discovery that radiation increases mutation rates in
fruit flies.

(2). 1943. Demonstration that nucleic acids carry genetic
information

(3). 1948. Enunciation of the “big bang” cosmology.

(4). 1953. Discovery of the “double helix” structure of DNA.

(5). 1961. First step taken in cracking the genetic code.

(6). 1973. Development of procedures for producing recombinant
DNA molecules.

Four of these six “highlights” are related to the structure and
function of DNA. Even though evolutionists have supposed that these
concepts somehow correlate with evolution, the fact is that the
remarkable DNA molecule provides strong evidence of original creation
(since it is far too complex to have arisen by chance) and of
conservation of that creation (since the genetic code acts to guarantee
reproduction of the same kind, not evolution of new kinds). One of the
two other highlights showed how to increase mutations but, since all
known true mutations are harmful, this contributed nothing whatever to
the understanding of evolution. One (the “big bang” concept) was indeed
an evolutionary idea but it is still an idea which has never been proved
and today is increasingly being recognized as incompatible with basic
physical laws.

Consequently, it is fair to conclude that no truly significant
accomplishment of modern science either depends on evolution or supports
evolution! There would certainly be no detriment to real scientific
learning if creation were incorporated as an alternative to evolution in
school curricula. It would on the other hand, prove a detriment to the
pervasive religion of atheistic humanism which now controls our schools.

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The table below shows some of the problems with the
theory of evolution. 

         EVOLUTION THEORY              SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
Life came from non-living matter     Never observed or duplicated in a
  (spontaneous generation)             laboratory
Random processes create life. The    Creating a simple 100 component non-
  existed for 30 billion years,        living organism would take 3 billion
  during which time all life           billion billion billion billion
  evolved by random processes          billion billion years. The simplest
                                       protein that can be termed "living"
                                       has 400 components
Sexual reproduction came about by    Two humans had to evolve at the same
  evolution.                           time and place, having complementary
                                       reproductive systems. If one system
                                       wasn't complete or compativle, the
                                       species would become extinct.
Species evolve from other species.   There are no fossils of transitional
                                       life forms. Organisms have never
                                       been found to cross the boundaries
                                       between species
Mutations are the primary way that   Greater than 99% of mutations are
  new genetic material is available    defects. No mutant has been observed
  for evolution.                       that has become a different species.

REFERENCES

1. Ehrlich, Paul and L.C. Birch. _Nature_, Apr. 22, 1967, p. 352.

2. Matthews, L. Harrison. “Introduction” to _Origin of Species_. London,
J.M. Dent and Sons, 1971, p. X.

3. Harper, G. W. “Alternatives to Evolutionism.” _School Science
Review_ 51, Sep. 1979, p. 16.

4. Mayr, Ernst. “Evolution.” _Scientific American_ 239, Sep. 1978, p.
47.

5. Huxley, Julian. “Evolution and Genetics.” Ch. 8 in _What is
Science?_. Edited by J.R. Newman. New York, Simon and Schuster,
1955, p. 272.

6. Ibid, p. 278.

7. Ayala, Francisco. “Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light
of Evolution: Theodosius Dobzhansky, 1900-1975.” _Journal of
Heredity_ 68, No. 3, 1977, p. 3.

8. Lipson, H.S. “A Physicist Looks at Evolution.” _Physics Bulletin_
31, n.d., 1980.

9. Grasse, Pierre P. _Evolution of Living Organisms_. New York, Academic
Press, 1977, p. 8.

10. Patterson, Colin. “Evolution and Creationism.” Transcript of Speech
at American Museum of Natural History, Nov. 5, 1981, p. 2.

11. Patterson, Colin. “Cladistics.” Interview on BBC Telecast, Peter
Franz, Interviewer, Mar. 4, 1982.

12. Ehrlich and Holm, op cit.

13. Harper, G.W. op cit., p. 26.

14. “Six Decades of Science Highlights.” _Science News_ 121, Mar. 13,
1982, p. 192.

Article written by Henry M. Morris , Ph.D.

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February 25, 2009

The Atheist and his atheism

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Atheism is defined by Webster’s New World Dictionary as, “1. the belief that there is no God, or denial that God or gods exist. 2. godlessness”. An atheist, therefore, is a person who believes that there is no God. But what does the Bible say?

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.

PSALMS XIV:I

Atheism is a belief system that ardently denies the existence of God. God calls the atheist a FOOL. Many atheists spend much time and effort attempting to “disprove” that God exists. According to Romans chapter 1 they know that He exists, but they want to control their own lives and not submit to the Lord. They are actually rather tragic figures just like any other unsaved individual. It is hard to live out their atheism–if they did, they’d actually be considered crazy like O’Hair was.

The atheist’s RELIGION (which is simply a system of beliefs based on a philosophy) of atheism is simply a way to try to block out and override the truth–the ol’ ostrich-head-in-the-sand technique:

If you try to tell ’em the truth, they say “Shut up!”
stick their heads in the ground and shout– “There’s nobody there,
there’s nobody there,
there’s nobody there, I tell you!
See, I can’t see ’em!”

Well, atheist reader, Somebody is there and His truth has stood from the beginning of time and will continue for all eternity. God is not dependent on you in any way. Blasphemies, wars, famines, and political appointments come and go, but when the dust settles, there’s Jesus. And there is nothing you can do about it but breathe out hot air. You will humble yourself before the Lord Jesus or you will be ground to powder.

And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. –Jesus Christ
Matthew 21:44

Most atheists have what I call the Don Quixote Syndrome. Let me explain. Cervantes wrote a book about Don Quixote a long time ago. Don Quixote would attack windmills as if they were his enemies. Of course a windmill is nobody’s enemy. If what the atheist believes is REALLY his belief, then he would leave people like me alone. After all, if God did not exist, He and His followers would be no enemy to the atheist. We’d just be deluded people. Therefore IF the atheist REALLY believes there is no God and the fool attacks a Christian, then he has the Don Quixote Syndrome because the Christian is not his enemy. Nevertheless, God is real and THAT is why atheists have all these organizations and debates to “prove” that God does not exist. Atheist reader, if you would just be true to what you purport to believe, then you wouldn’t have the Don Quixote Syndrome.

My old pastor once ministered to an old atheist who had been a card-carrying atheist for decades–but as he laid on his death bed, he wanted a pastor. I don’t know if he got saved or not. When it’s time to die, many atheists are understandably uneasy and those that aren’t should be terrified.

There is hope for the atheist. He can be saved. In fact, there are plenty of atheists that have come to Jesus Christ. I refuse to argue with them, but will answer honest questions. Unfortunately, many atheists ignorantly say hard things against the Lord Jesus Christ and His people. Don’t let fancy titles and big words shake your faith in the One who holds your eternal destiny.

Think about this: What does the atheist have to offer you? Eternal life? Spiritual comfort? Love? Kindness? Comfort in the midnight hour when no one is around? No, none of these. He has nothing to offer you but blasphemy, hell fire and the wrath of God. The atheist will tell you fabulous fairy tales like

you were spontaneously generated from a rock,
a monkey is your daddy,
a fish is your cousin,
you have no hope,
you should just live for today,
when you’re dead, you’re dead.

If you follow their ignorant advice and die without Christ, you WILL forever regret it and you will remember that someone told you the truth and you scoffed.

Atheists try their hardest to argue a fact that is firmly established–God is real. You cannot look on His creation and its ways and honestly deny it. I won’t argue that 2+2=4 and I won’t argue that God exists. An atheist once wrote and said, “2+2 is not necessarily 4”. Well, write any other number on your math test and see if you get it right.

The bottom line is that atheism is a false belief system composed of fools–it’s not new–the Bible told us about atheism thousands of years ago. Is there a real atheist? No. The closest thing to it is someone who has told themselves a lie so many times that they begin to believe it’s true.

Sabbath Keeping – Exposed ! (Part 2)

According to a Seventh-Day Adventist website, in an article titled, What does the Sabbath have to do with salvation?, by Erwin R. Gane…

The Bible teaches that those who receive the gift of Christ’s character will observe His Sabbath as a sign or seal of their spiritual experience. Thus the people who receive the last-day seal of God will be Sabbath-keepers.

http://www.sabbathfellowship.org/biblestudies/erwingane/biblestudy_gane_sabbathsalv.htm

Blasphemy! According to Mr. Gane, keeping the Sabbath is evidence of salvation, just as Charismatics teach that speaking-in-tongues is the initial evidence of being born again. BOTH of these doctrines are lies of the Devil. Sabbath Keepers are false prophets!

Erwin Gane further states…

There is not the slightest hint in the New Testament that the Sabbath was changed or abolished.

http://www.sabbathfellowship.org/biblestudies/erwingane/biblestudy_gane_sabbathsalv.htm

WRONG! Colossians 2:14,16-17 state quite the contrary… “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross… Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.” The Old Testament SABBATH was a CEREMONIAL LAW, which pictured Jesus Christ, in whom we rest for the salvation of our souls. This is evidenced by Hebrews 4:2-4, which state…

“For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.”

This passage of Scripture clearly evidences the fact that the Sabbath Day was only symbolic of a person’s faith (i.e., solely resting) in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. Mankind attempted to work his way to Heaven through self-righteousness, but he utterly failed (Romans 3:19; James 2:10). This is represented by man working 6-days prior to the Sabbath Day. Today, Jesus is our Sabbath, i.e., He is the fulfillment of what the Sabbath Day symbolized. In Christ we rest for salvation. Colossians 2:16,17 state, “…or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things to come…” A shadow is only cast when the sun is afar off in the distance. Once the sun rises overhead, the shadow vanishes away. Hence, when Jesus Christ fulfilled His earthly mission, He took the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross (Colossians 2:14). There is NO Sabbath Day today. It was nailed to the cross. Jesus has become our Sabbath, and in Him alone we rest for our salvation.

Sabbath Keepers Pervert the Scriptures and Worship the Sabbath

Erwin Gane further states…

When we have true faith in Christ, we will not argue about whether it is convenient to keep holy His Sabbath day. We will do it because Jesus asks us to. Our Sabbath keeping will be the result and the evidence of our faith in Him. We will observe the Sabbath day as a memorial of creation ad a sign of Christ’s work of sanctification in our hearts. Sabbath keeping will be not only a sign of Christ’s work for us, but also an observance that strengthens our relationship with Him. It will be a vital part of our Christian walk and a tremendous blessing to us as we prepare for the seal of God and an eternity with our Lord.

http://www.sabbathfellowship.org/biblestudies/erwingane/biblestudy_gane_sabbathsalv.htm

Sabbath Keepers are idolaters, worshipping the creature more than the Creator. You’d think nothing else mattered in life except the Sabbath Day from listening to these heretics. What did God say in Colossians 2:16, “Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days” God said not to become misguided by false prophets would try to lead us away from Christ. Carefully read Colossians 2:18,19… “Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.” The Scriptures are very clear–only Jesus Christ is to be worshipped! Catholics worship Mary. Charismatics worship speaking-in-tongues. Sabbath-Keepers worship the Sabbath. Televangelists worship money. Christians are commanded to worship the Lord! Sabbath Keepers are “vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, And not holding the Head…” (Colossians 2:18,19).

Misguided Worship and the Cults

So many false religions are started because people get sidetracked from the main issue–Jesus Christ Himself. One group is off worshipping Mary. Another group is off worshipping Water Baptism. Still yet another group is off worshipping the Lord’s Supper. And now we have the Seventh-Day Adventists (SDA’s) off worshipping the Sabbath. Nothing is more dear to the Catholic than Mary. Nothing is more dear to the Lutheran than Water Baptism. Nothing is more dear to the Pentecostal than speaking-in-tongues. And nothing is more dear to SDA’s than the Sabbath. Truly, nothing should be any more precious to the believer than Jesus Christ Himself, “Unto you therefore which believe he is precious…” (1st Peter 2:7).

The Bible never speaks of the Sabbath as being “precious”; BUT, 1st peter 2:7 calls Jesus PRECIOUS! We also read in the Scriptures about the “precious blood of Christ” in 1st Peter 1:18,19… “Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.” From the blood sacrifice of Abel, to the saints washed in the blood of the Lamb in Revelation 7:14, the Word of God centers around the blood of Jesus Christ. Yet, Catholics think Mary is precious, when the Bible does not say so. SDA’s think the Sabbath is precious, but the Bible does not say so. Charismatics think speaking-in-tongues is precious, but the Bible never says that. What is precious to you? If you are a genuine child of God, then Jesus Christ and the blood He shed for your sins and mine ought to be the dearest and most precious things in your life.

The doctrine of Sabbath Keeping, as evidence of salvation, is of the Devil. The Apostle John said in 1st John 5:13… “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may KNOW that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” Interestingly, John NEVER mentions THE SABBATH. If observing the Sabbath were any type of evidence of being saved, then surely John would have mentioned it, because the entire reason he wrote 1st John was to help believers KNOW they are saved. Do you see how quickly false doctrines and cults are exposed when we shine the Light of God’s Holy Word upon them? This is why Jesus said in John 5:39… SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES!

Written by David J. Stewart

“Rich men wrote the Bible to control the masses!”

But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. 1 Corinthians 14:38

By and large, people are quite ignorant concerning God’s word, the Holy Bible. Yet interestingly enough, they all seem to have some comment on this Bible that they’ve never read through one time. One ignorant comment I’ve heard time and time again is that the Bible was written by powerful men in order to control the masses. My friend, the Bible has a lot to say about the rich man including the one who exploits his workers–and believe me no rich man going to talk about himself like this– James 5:1-6, Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.

When people say that the Bible was written for social control several things are happening– 1. they are parroting back what some fool told them. 2. they are looking for a way to rationalize the word of God out of their lives so they won’t feel responsible to live by it. 3. they unsuccessfully attempt to minimize and explain away the power of the most influential book the world will ever know. The Bible has had such a tremendous impact on civilization that they cannot ignore it, so they come up with tales to discount it. Their willing ignorance of the Bible will not make them safe. They will be cast into the lake of fire if they die without heeding the Bible. Jesus said that every one of us will be judged by the Bible– He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. John 12:48 The Bible has survived assaults, attacks, murders, imprisionments, tortures, burnings & prohibitions, mockings and anything else man can come up with. This is no surprise because Jesus said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” Matthew 24:35 Let’s think this through. The world says that the Bible provides social control of the masses. To a certain extent this is true because those who will live by God’s commandments are model citizens–although this is not the context in which the world means it. The world thinks that when the Christian does not fight back against oppressors/persecutors that it is a sign of weakness. But is it really? Is our patience in tribulation really a weakness? Nay, my brothers and sisters in Christ. Our patience is strength because when we are weak Jesus is strong. And he [Jesus] said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 If we spent our time taking vengeance on the wicked, we’d have no time to serve the Lord Jesus. Let the Lord take care of your persecutors. If you become consumed with the deeds perpetrated against you, you will only hurt yourself with bitterness. Let the wicked occupy themselves with their own wickedness, you just serve the Lord. He is your defender. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I WILL REPAY, saith the Lord. Romans 12:19 You better believe that He will! Don’t you worry, dear Christian soldier. On the one hand we are condemned by a world that hates our God, but on the other hand we are loved and adored by the Lord Jesus Christ. If the world hate you, it is just a sign that you belong to Jesus– Galatians 6:14 But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. 1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. The world HATED Jesus. The world KILLED Jesus. But let me tell you one thing, it did not end there. Jesus Christ rose from the dead with all power and glory and might. He set this wicked world on fire with a flame that cannot be quenched. He exposed us for who we really are–reprobates who have transgressed His holy commandments–YET He did not leave us without hope–He shed His blood and died for our sins so that we could live. Those of us who repent of our sins and turn to Jesus Christ are rewarded beyond measure. The stiffnecked, puffed up, prideful folks that choose a religion of their own convenience will also be rewarded–with hell and the lake of fire. The truth is made known, they’ve looked upon it and rejected it. Jesus said that because the world hated Him, it would hate His followers. Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 10:24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 10:25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? 10:26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known. 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 10:30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 10:31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. 10:34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

When the children of the devil mock us, their mockings are only one more sign that they hate God and belong to the devil. People oftentimes write to me here at jesus-is-lord with utter contempt or ridicule. Everytime they do it, it is just another sign that they are a child of hell. If they truly believe that Christians believe fairy tales, then there is no reason to get mad at us or our beliefs. But alas, this is not the case. We testify of their deeds and they don’t want to hear the truth. They are like cockroaches that hate light. The deeds they do are done in the dark. They scream and holler and lie on us, but the truth still stands. Dear Christian reader, don’t take their hot air personally. They don’t even know you, but they’ve known of and rejected your God. When they lash out at you, they are actually lashing out against the Creator of the universe. When Saul was persecuting Christians, Jesus said, Acts 9:4 …”Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?” When Christians are persecuted, Jesus takes it PERSONALLY. If you are a scoffer this should terrify you. If it doesn’t scare you right now, believe me, it will. You’ve got an Appointment coming that you will keep. Oh, yes. We Christians have been fed to lions, we’ve been burned at the stake, we’ve been ridiculed, * …others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: * And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, * yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: * They were stoned, * they were sawn asunder, * were tempted, * were slain with the sword: * they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; * being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) * they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. Hebrews 11:35-38 Yea, the children of the devil have had their way with us but even so, we have been filled with a joy that they will never have. As David said in Psalm 23:4-6 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. I am full, I have joy even in the midst of a people wicked and perverse. Jesus lives way down in the inner depths of my soul. He directs my feet, my hands, my mind. When I stumble, He gives me a hand up. The love of God is shed abroad in every aspect of my life. Not only did He wash me in His blood, but He keeps my feet on the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake and I will glorify Jesus Christ forever for He is worthy. On the world’s part, He is evil spoken of, but on my part He is glorified. Yes, sir. I’m thankful this morning for the word of God that makes it all so clear. That Book changed my whole life. Thank you, Jesus. The more I am persecuted, the more I love Jesus and the bolder I get. I feel and see His power all over my life. What time I think I am afraid, I boldly speak my rallying cry from Proverbs 28:1, The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Be of good cheer my Christian friends. Jesus Christ is the Lord and He has got your back. Don’t worry about the ignorant utterings of the wicked. Shake the dust from off your feet and move on to folks that want to hear the good news.

Material written by Tracy at the  jesus-is-lord.com website

February 23, 2009

Citizen X Must Admit his Folly Soon

Back in May of 2008 , advocate for Ronald Weinland, Citizen X made the following statement on his post “Scoffers and Mockers who are willingly ignorant.” :

“If he is not the true prophet of God than I must surely be insane because all my logic and life and my mind agrees with him. If he is wrong than I am wrong and will admit my insanity when he claims he is a false prophet.”

I agree one hundred percent with you, truthseaker. I am extremely careful about this type of stuff, and am over cautious for false prophets.

And it’s just like other people have said. There is nothing that I can point to to validate Weinland, however everything he says simply makes sense. It’s really that simple. And so I am willing to take a chance – I’m not going to commit to him, but I’ll give him a chance to be proven right or wrong. And just like you, I will be the first to admit my folly if I’m convinced he’s a false prophet. But like I keep saying in my posts, it’s too early to tell.

—-[Citizen X also made the following statement in his blog “Ronald Weinland and the Final Test of a Prophet -The Weinland Window” in August 0f 2008]:

And RWs words remain. The name of his book was “Endtime 2008 – Gods Final Witness”. Regardless of what has happened in the past, this is make or break time.

I had wished to have this resolved by now. However, as I stated before, there is still a possibility that RW is truly a prophet of God. There is a possibility he erred in predicting events prematurely, just as there is a possibility God was using his mistake to test the faith of the people.

Ronald Weinland has declared the final timing of the events prophesied in “The Prophesied End-Time” and “Endtime 2008 – Gods Final Witness”. The events are listed below:

  • September 30 – 1335 Days
  • November 14 – 1290 Days
  • December 14 – 1260 Days

According to this timeline, December 14 is the key date. That is when, according to Ronald Weinland, Great Tribulation begins. He is also standing by his statement that there will be no new president sworn into office. Those are several verifiable predictions. (Folks , we are not in the Great Tribulation, it is the most horrific time in human history. Anyway, what happened to the first half? I must have slept through it and missed the Anti Christ taking power. Seriously, people need to read their Bibles. In addition, we do have a new President. …More failed prophecies as usual…I find it shocking. )

[ In his most recent blog on February 23 , “The Weinland Judgment- Ronald Weinland and the Revealing of a Prophet” Citizen X says the following ]:

According to Ronald Weinland, the First Trumpet(December 14th) is a process that unfolds over 45-90 days. Therefore, the entire world should witness the destruction spoken of in 2008 – Gods Final Witness before March 15th if Ronald Weinland is truly a prophet of God and one of the two end-time witnesses spoken of in Revelation.

For many, 03/15 will come as a relief. The undecideds and open-minded people genuinely hungry for the truth have yearned for a resolution to this issue for quite some time now. While the Weinland-haters prattled on in their echo chambers, genuinely openminded folk thirsted for the truth.(this is an inane comment – try the Bible folks, not some lunatic’s “prophecies “ )

The Weinland Witness Statement of Discernment:

If we witness a destructive event of such magnitude that it causes the deaths of tens of thousands of people and the death of a 1/3rd of all plant life before March 15, Ronald Weinland is a true prophet of God and one of the two witnesses spoken of in Revelation. If no such event occurs, he is not

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Since none of Ronald Weinland’s predictions have come true so far, it looks like Citizen X will be either insane or a fool. The next prediction, 45-90 days out from December 14, is massive global destruction set to occur by the latest date of March 15th. The final prediction in “2008 God’s Final Witness ” is that in 6 months, after the fall of 2008, the United States will no longer be an independent nation; it will have collapsed as a World Power. This coming June, will Citizen X admit his insanity/ folly or will he follow in the footsteps of his darling, Ron? I think we already know the answer. However , it will be interesting to see if a statement or post is made at that time.

–One must keep in mind Ronald Weinland has already made statements recently that ” it could be a year before thunders intensify” . Also, in some circles within COG-PKG it was expected that the Second Trumpet (nuclear explosions) would occur within 45 to 90 days in the second time line (Dec. 14th). From the pulpit, again, Ron has moved expectations out beyond that (Ron said ” it could take up to a year and so what” ) . I guess we’ll see, in three more weeks when March 15th comes and then goes.

To me that says Ronald is preparing his gullible followers for a third timeline that could begin in 2010. He is inadvertently admiting his book “2008 God’s Final Witness” was a complete bust. Of course it won’t be “official” until this June.—

Am I riddled with anxiety about the upcoming destruction by March 15th. Can you the reader say a resounding NO for me. Do I fear the United States will collapse as an Independent Nation by June? No way! This is not because I’m not open minded to the “truth”, I am just not foolhardy and gullible.

Tick tock Citizen X and Weinland followers. March 15th ,then June, will be here before you know it

February 3, 2009

Ronald Weinland Continues With his Con.

Ronald says “thunders could take over a year to intensify and so what “

from sermon on 2/14/2009

In some circles within COG-PKG it was expected that the Second Trumpet (nuclear explosions) would occur within 45 to 90 days in the second time line (Dec. 14th). From the pulpit, Ron has moved expectations out beyond that. I guess we’ll see, in three more weeks. – 2/22/2009

FALSE PROPHET OF THE YEAR

FALSE PROPHET OF THE YEAR
RONALD WEINLAND –COG -PKG FALSE PROPHET

Saturday, January 24, 2009

SCATTERED VOMIT – By Jack

Ronald Weinland is pained to see people leave the cog package and his excuse for his failed prophecies is thus:

The congregation needs to fast and pray so that more of the remnant “throughout the scattered nations of Israel, and from throughout the scattered body, of people who were scattered from the body, who were vomited out of the body” will repent and turn for Ron to lead them.

All this fasting and praying will cause “God to stir up the thunders”causing the scattered vomit to return to the true church of Ron.

He continues to glorify HWA even to the wine he buys; Mr Armstrong this, Mr Armstrong that. RW is definitely an old testament preacher, he preaches of that which he does not know.

He did mention how good Romans 7 and 8 is, how it mentions “oh wretched man that I am. Who will free me from this body of sin?” He reads that kind of scripture to make his congregation feel guilty and sinful, in hopes that out of their guilt they will give to “the work”. What about romans 7:6? But now we are discharged from the law, dead to that which held us captive, so that we serve not under the old written code but in the new life of the Spirit.

If you are a member of the COG-PKG, please read that scripture again and it will set you free. Ronald Weinland heaps burdens upon others which he himself will not carry. Ron tells you to have patience with God.
God did not write 2008 God’s Final Witness, Ron wrote it. So you have to have patience with Ron, until you realize he is a false prophet who does not preach Jesus. Ron will ride your tithes until you leave like the others before you. There are always new converts to replenish those who leave.

He duped you with his book by preying on your faith. Mr Armstrong is Ron’s God. He mentions him more than Jesus, and he substituted your bible with his 2008 – God’s Final Witness. Does he ever tell you to read the testimony of Jesus Christ. No. “It’s all on the web site”

Any person who continues to follow Ronald Weinland is in danger of losing his/her faith, and becoming an atheist like so many former followers of Armstrongism who realized that they gave hard earned money to a cause that did nothing good for anyone. Is the continual feeling of guilt and shame good for anyone?

The truth shall set you free. And anyone who has experienced captivity knows the joy of freedom once set free.

Article reposted from ‘ Don’t Drink the Flavor Aid ‘ [ written by Mike]

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Pray For Death

False Prophet Ronald Weinland delivered yesterday’s sermon from Cincinnati. This is the weekend of the two-day fast he called earlier in the month. Weinland acknowledged that such a fast is unprecedented in CoG history, both in recent memory and probably for all 7 eras. While one-day fasts (no food or water) have been common in WCG and the various splinters, both on the annual Day of Atonement and other occasions called by a Herblet, a two-day fast (no food or water) is breaking new ground. Despite Weinland’s cautions that certain people with health problems were not to attempt it, I fear that some may suffer permanently. Hopefully they will recognize when distress sets in and end their fast by drinking some water.

From comments made by Weinland and from comments by others on this blog and another forum, it appears that there is at least some small movement by members away from Weinland. One who followed Weinland into the second timeline and was willing to accept an 8-month delay for prophecies in “2008 God’s Final Witness” drew the line at Weinland’s attempt to move out expectations for the Great Tribulation to 2 years. It seems that some are kept in the church by the fear of losing contact with friends and family members.

When discussing his email exchange with a departing member, Weinland sequed into a discussion of people who criticized Herbert Armstrong for his extravagances, such as silver ice buckets. His response: “Armstrong talked quality”. Weinland continued on to mention “the stupid thing of the house that’s out there on the Internet. $381,000. Whoop-de-doo”. This is in reference to other posts on this blog exposing Ron’s lifestyle which is decidedly above average. Ron went on the claim that he might be criticized for living somewhere less expensive, and he could have had a more expensive home, and that while everything you have is God’s, he only wants 10%. However Ron wants even more, in the past demanding 3/4 of the members’ second tithe and whatever nest eggs they have. I don’t doubt that he could have afforded an even more expensive home.

Weinland went on to explain the purpose of the fast. He read the following from pages 85-86 of “2008 God’s Final Witness”.

God wanted the Seven Thunders to remain sealed until this very time as well.

God did all this as part of a process through which He would reveal who one of His end-time witnesses was, the one through whom He would fully reveal all that John had written in the Book of Revelation concerning this end-time. God gave specific end time prophecies to John in a vision. John was to write about what he saw, but most of what he wrote was to remain sealed. God predetermined to reveal the meaning and timing of these major prophetic events through His end-time prophet.

God has a twofold purpose for doing this. First, God is going to make a clear distinction, in His scattered Church, between who His true minister is, through whom He is working, and all other ministers with whom He is not working. This will serve as one final witness to the Church before the devastation of the great tribulation strikes the whole world at the opening of the Seventh Seal.

Ron had a convoluted explanation as to why the last sentence doesn’t mean what it says. He did not read the next paragraph or the one after that which reads:
The timing for the Seven Thunders is during the period of the Sixth Seal.

Nor did he read the chapter title which reads:
The Seven Thunders of the 6th Seal

Ron then proceeded for the umpteenth time to summarize the Seven Thunders. The members are to pray for them to get stronger so more will be humbled. They are to pray that the thunders become more intense so that more will be humbled and brought to repentance so that they can be saved when the Great Tribulation finally, finally gets here. Pray for the deaths of Rod Meredith and the other 4 specific ministers so that Ron’s prophecy will appear to have been fulfilled. Perhaps even more than a tithe of all the thirds, not just a tithe of one of the thirds, can be saved.

Perhaps some will pray for my death. After all, it’s now over 6 weeks since Weinland cursed me to die speedily from the inside. You’d think if it was going to take this long, it would have happened on the 40th day, since 40 is the number of judgment. But we’re past that hurdle. Oh well, we’ve got 40 weeks yet — but so much for “speedily”.


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