One of the reasons I avoid tap water

For many years I have avoided drinking tap water. One of the many reasons for this is the fact that they add Flouride to the water.

Here’s a study from England that suggests ill-effects from fluoride. Study from England about Flouride in drinking water

It is my personal, “unscientific” opinion that many of the health and wellness issues faced within our society today are the result of tampering by “scientists” who puff themselves up, thinking that they understand something, when in fact they are clueless.

The Bible says that if anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know (1Corinthians 8:2). We should diligently search for knowledge, not only about our world, but about God’s Word. But we need to have a healthy respect for what we do not fully understand. Nothing that we ever discover or learn will ever contradict God’s Word. We need to put our trust first in His Word and act in accordance with its principles. Jeremiah 17:5 makes it quite plain that anyone who puts his trust in the wisdom of men rather than in the word of the Lord is under a curse.

This is why I distrust even those who are highly esteemed within our society such as scientists and Doctors. Especially those who don’t themselves bow the knee to the Creator.

Another one bites the dust

I noticed this article today about Scott Walker

Here’s a textbook case, in my opinion, of the media trying to trip Mr. Walker up by giving him a question he cannot answer without creating a firestorm of controversy, which they will then fuel in whatever direction he responds.

When asked “Do you think Obama is a Christian?”, Mr. Walker said “I don’t know”. He then said that “Americans don’t care about that.”

His publicist afterward said (in so many words) “he didn’t really mean that he didn’t know if Obama was a Christian, he just didn’t want to answer your question because it was stupid”, then echoed Mr. Walkers sentiments that “Americans don’t care about that”.

Mr. Walker and his campaign team just lost my support for being wimps and totally misrepresenting my views as an American. Guess what, Mr. Walker, I’m an American, and I DO care if the president walks around claiming to be a Christian and then ridicules people who “cling to their religion”. I DO care if the president claims to be a Christian and then supports more abortions and gay marriage. I DO care if the president claims to be a Christian and then does everything he can to protect and defend Muslim terrorists while virtually ignoring the plight of persecuted Christians.

How will anyone that is duplicitous and cowardly ever win the hearts and minds of the American electorate?

Graham family preachers divided

I saw these two articles today, and thought that they betrayed some disagreement between the Graham family.  One son and one grandson of Billy Graham, have two opposing views of the position the pulpit should have on political issues.  Who is right?

Neither of them appear wiling to be liberal in their interpretation of the scriptures, but I bet the family reunions can be tense given their totally opposing views of our proper role in politics!

Hypocrites of another type

In Luke 12, Jesus defines a hypocrite not because they do one thing and say another, but because they apply skill to earthly things and neglect a similar spiritual truth.

54 He also said to the crowds: “When you see a cloud rising in the west, right away you say, ‘A storm is coming,’ and so it does. 55 And when the south wind is blowing, you say, ‘It’s going to be a scorcher!’ and it is. 56 Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky, but why don’t you know how to interpret this time?”

So how many people watched the weather channel this morning to prepare for the day, and neglected to read the Bible to prepare for eternity?


Christians to blame for slavery and Jim Crow?

Obama’s comments at a prayer breakfast

So President Obama is blaming slavery and Jim Crow laws on Christians? Horse hockey! The people behind BOTH slavery and Jim Crow laws were DEMOCRAT VOTERS!!! The KKK consisted of DEMOCRATS! Look it up! The REAL Christians were the abolitionists!!!

This is not mere ignorance. This is presidential prevarication of the lowest order. Yet the bots will carry these falsehoods near and far like good little soldiers of the prince of the power of the air.

Who sets your limits?

One fact that I sometimes forget is this: Jesus was a man.

Yes He was the Son of God. Yes all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell in Him. Yes He and the Father were one. But at the same time, he was a flesh and blood human being.

So what was different about Him? For one thing, he did not have the sin nature that the rest of us inherited from Adam. For Jesus, fulfilling the Law came naturally. It was effortless. So what about us? Has not our sinful nature been crucified with Him (Galatians 5:24)? Are we not by walking in the Spirit capable also of mastery over the works and desires of the flesh (Galatians 5:16, Romans 8:4, Romans 6:6)? To which Christian does this promise not apply?

Peter, Steven, Paul, Philip, etc. (only some of whom were classified as “apostles”) all did mighty works that were on par with, and even GREATER, than the works done by the earthly Jesus Himself. For example, in the case of Paul, it is recorded that handkerchiefs that touched his skin were taken to the sick and demon possessed as vehicles of healing power. People brought out the sick so that even Peter’s SHADOW would touch them! In John 14:12, Jesus said that whoever believes in Him would do the works that He was doing and greater works than these would he do. He began this statement with an oath of certainty “Truly, truly I say to you”. This was the same expression Jesus used when declaring the necessity of the new birth for our salvation. There is no limitation, expressed or implied, regarding the one to whom this promise applies, except the qualification that he believes in Jesus. This promise was not limited to just the apostles and/or first generation Christians. It really means “whoever”. If you believe in Jesus, it means YOU!

Paul in 1Corinthians 12:31 instructs us to “earnestly desire” (i.e. COVET) higher spiritual gifts. Jesus likewise in Luke 11:5-13 encourages us, in so many words, to “pester” God for spiritual gifts.

So who sets the limits upon the extent of our individual spirituality? Who is the arbiter of what God CANNOT do through us? Are such limits imposed by God? If so, where do we find these limits defined within scripture? Or are they imposed by others? By ourselves? By the enemy of our souls? What stops us from pursuing a deeper and closer walk with God and a greater manifestation of His power in our lives?

I have come to believe that there is absolutely nothing that God cannot accomplish in us and through us. And just as prayer and obedience were the cornerstones of Jesus’ earthly walk, likewise we too can lay hold of EVERY spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1:3) through effectual, fervent prayer and determined obedience.