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Call Jesus white? Call Santa a Historical Figure? Black Santa?

article-2523601-1A18A1BC00000578-641_636x382You may have seen this article title on CNN or another website concerning Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly’s comment that Jesus is white. She also spoke on the whiteness of the fictional character called Santa, who obviously never visits the needy. As thousands of children every year go without a single gift.

Her thinking is not too foreign from the majority of black and white Christian churches. It would seem the world at large has a better grip on diversity than the church. I believe it stems from the white icon called Jesus. As you know, Sunday is still the most segregated day of the week, as hordes of blacks rush to black churches and hordes of whites run to white churches.

You may not know this but when you see on the Trinitron a white Jesus with long flowing gold locks on Christmas plays and other church functions this immediately causes a separation. Why? Blacks in America feel racism everyday. Some of us more than others depending upon the circles you frequent. I was recently offered a part in an indie film as what character do you think?

God told the people of Israel not to create images of the divine, but man is seldom satisfied to pray in faith believing without seeing. He must erect some image as the object to which tribute is given, but God called this idolatry. Why? Whoever has the image would be seen as closest to God and favored. I suspect Megyn Kelly is either ignorant of this fact or racist. I choose to believe the former, given the fact she is not a representative of the church or a theologian.

I think C.S. Lewis understood this as he used a lion to represent Christ. Let the Christian church be mindful of this. The race of Jesus does matter, because as I have said, “whoever has the image would be seen as closest to God and favored.” It is simply human nature to do so. But God said, those closest to him would be those who live righteously and love him with everything and their fellow man. Images will never do this, but tangible acts of love will.

Do Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God?

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I came across an opinion piece on CNN written by Jeffrey Weiss who decided to tackle the question: Do Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God? For whatever reason he decided to use over 1500 words to do this, but I will answer it in less than 270.

What is the most inclusive response from scholars?

“So do Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God?”

“In two major volumes on the subject recently published by scholars from various faiths and traditions, including Volf’s, the most inclusive response from these scholars is basically: Yes, and it’s our God.”

What was his conclusion?

“So do all three faiths actually worship the same deity, whether they call him God or Allah or Adonai?”

“God only knows.”

What is my conclusion?

I will include all religions and not just the three mentioned above. The God served by Christians died for their entrance into heaven. Christians get into heaven through the door, Jesus, by grace because of what Jesus did.

No other religion has an advocate that died for their salvation that they may now rest, like Christians, from their own works.

Here you see clearly two different foundations: A religion who’s God literally dies to save his people and all others who cannot claim this.

P.S. The man beside Jesus on the cross, asked the Lord to remember him and he went to paradise that same day. He did not commit lengthy works; he just died and was immediately saved by grace. What an awesome God Christian’s worship.

CNN Link: Do Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God?

Two teens found guilty in Ohio rape case

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When I hear on CNN that parents should speak to their children about rape, we definitely live in a sad day. What happen to spanking? I grew up playing Mortal Kombat, highly discouraged by my mother, but she allowed me to purchase it with my own money. I played the game, used the fatality and never once thought about harming someone in real life.

The main reason is that I was taught that everyone was created in the image of God. Every female and every male possess a spirit. They are more than just a result of the big bang. They have value. They are more than gases and atoms. They have a soul.

What fools fail to realize is that without the understanding of God, life becomes meaningless. I heard Neil deGrasse Tyson say we are the same as space. Really?

Taking thoughts like these lead to a devaluing of life.

Another huge problem is that many women feel they need to use their body for promotion. How many women are catapulted in our society using sex and their body? Older women are not teaching younger women how to be chaste because they are not. We have older women on television shows talking about having premarital sex and being for all practical purposes prostitutes. Are we going to serve the dollar or God?

I made the mistake of typing into YouTube the word twerp and found a horrific array of teen girls bending over and doing things that are downright shameful. I kept thinking where are the parents? Where are the parents? Are we going to serve the dollar or God?

Now I understand the Bible has declared that sin will wax worse and worse and the hearts of many will grow cold. I also understand that I am unaware of Christ exact return and will live as if another revival is around the corner. Who knows it could begin today. Reblog this message if you’re bold enough.

I want to convey the clear message that we have responsibility to uphold the wisdom of God and not be confused like the world when horrific acts like this happen.

Let’s recap:

1. God gives meaning and value to human life.
2. People are not inherently good. They need to be taught to love.
3. Be bold and share your knowledge of God.

FEELING THE BURN!

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As the presidential elections come to a close and the media and all manner of mankind is tuning into CNN and FOX NEWS we should be fervent in prayer. The Lord Jesus Christ answers the prayer of the righteous. Esther, before entering into the king’s presence called for a fast and prayer. She knew the power of God could be accessed this way. Today is no different.

From the first book in Genesis until the last book of Revelation God answers prayer and infiltrates every portion of life. There is no scene in which God is not found. He is found in politics. He is found in prayer. He is found in the church. He is found in the weather. He is found in healing. He is found in destruction. He is found in restoration of a nation. He is found in destruction of a nation.

 Are you feeling the burn today? Are you passionate about participating in life? If not, you should be. God did not leave you here to be ambivalent. He left you here to impact the world. Go ye out into the nations of the world and be salt and light. Salt does not choose which food it affects. It affects all foods for which it is used.

My Take: When it comes to ‘God’ in our political platforms, less is more?

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I tread lightly when it comes to the political scene as these things change ever so quickly and when you place pen to parchment concerning things you only have limited purview, it becomes a feeding ground for eating ones words, but here goes.

We have separation of church and state for the purpose of avoiding a theocracy. A theocracy is not necessarily bad as this will be the model at the culmination of Christ return, but for the present distress I think God has felt it best to remain as it is. Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God (Romans 13:1).

 God in his knowledge and patience understands the exact scene that will produce the greatest harvest. He is not ignorant of the life, we live currently and what will happen in the future. God has also given us a great deal of liberty in choosing this day, who we shall serve. That being said, God in ones life cannot be separated. It is like pulling apart the relationship I have with my mother. She may be dead or alive, close or far, she is still my mother. The same is with my relationship with God.

Does simply mentioning the name of God speak of salvation? Absolutely not, however one should have such liberty. Less is never more when speaking about God. God should be used as freely as one feels. Those who chose to believe God does not exist only sadden me. I am not mad or even slightly worried. Why are those that do not believe become defensive when God is used?

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear (2 Timothy 4:3).

Are we living in those days now? Talk to me!