Showing posts with label Christian Faith. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christian Faith. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Merry Belated Christmas and  Happy New Year folks. Hopefully I can get more reviews and hikes in soon. God bless folks and take care!

Monday, May 9, 2016

No more running or hiding.

So I came as myself rather than a gimmick. There is a man that slandered me for years who use to be my high school/middle school friend but he showed his true colors to everyone close to him and of this world. He continued to call me names and called good evil. He claims to know me with those blog posts he writes about me, but he is not close, nowhere near close! But as God has commanded it, I forgive him. He does not know God so he does not have any real love in his heart. But if I join in with his pointless and vile bickering, I am no better than him.  God is in control. Once again, this man does not know me at all! If you come across his blogs, I would tell you to not believe it like a normal human being would, but I can't force any of you who know me or those who come across this blog to listen to this or that. It's all you.

Friday, March 7, 2014

This is the end (2013) and the Christian perspective.

So I decided to finally watch This is the end which features Seth Rogan, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and Danny McBride etc...

I understand this is an Hollywood film,  but I am merely writing this section just to hopefully reach out to people who want a sense on what is really in the scriptures as opposed to the movie.

I'm still learning to walk with the Lord so I shall do my best in interpreting end time scriptures. First off, what drove me to write this was towards the end of the film, 3 of the main characters are raptured after the rapture occurred. The 3 get raptured because they did "good deeds." But to generalize it, they sacrificed themselves for one another. Don't get me wrong, it is a very noble concept, but I have to be blunt and say that good deeds do not get you into Heaven. The film already had us fooled when Jay loosely reads the bible (revelations) at one point saying that "good people were brought up into heaven." Well, help me on this someone, but I couldn't seem to really find that passage in the book. A Christian website actually said that he mixed and mashed a bunch of verses together. Regardless, our Lord Jesus Christ already told us that:

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." ( John 14:6, KJV)

"Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." (John 3:3, KJV)

The characters at one point did mention the Father, son, and Holy ghost as "Neapolitan ice cream." Okay I guess that is someway to put it for people who don't know about the Holy Trinity, but at the end, they did not accept Christ as their savior. They relied on good works and somehow got raptured. It's a false message once again, or possibly a new age doctrine, to tell people do good and you can get to heaven. First things first, you must be born in Christ again. After the "Neapolitan" argument. Jesus is never brought up again until a mock segment with exorcism of a demon which totally mocks Christ overall. The funny thing is that demons existed in this movie, but by the end of the film, they just totally negated God or Jesus. People want to believe in the devil, but not God I guess. How awkward.

The book of Ephesians state that:

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9, KJV)

Good works come from the Father himself:

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10, KJV)

That is why we give glory to God. Once again:

"Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;" (Titus 3:12)

"And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work. "(Romans 11:6)

You see the bible does mention good works but that is only doing it in faith to God.

To make matters worse (spoilers)
when the three get raptured, they enter heaven and continue to smoke weed and live in Sin. The funny thing is that Christians heard about his film and told the director to put a Heaven scene. The director agreed only to blaspheme heaven.  Remember that our righteous acts were like filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). Through Christ we are redeemed and our works is faith based. Good works alone can not get you into heaven unless you are born again. James Franco's character questioned Jay at that point saying "aren't we all good people?" It is a Hollywood deception to have you believe that all you have to be is good and do good to get heaven. No, Jesus is the way the truth and the life.  Even after accepting Jesus, he said:

"For whosover shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." ( Matthew 12:50)

"Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven." (Matthew 7:21)

"For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. "(Matthew 16:25)

The last passage here would had helped the movie out had they chose to lose their life for Christ. But the real fact was that the 3 did not know Christ, so they would not had been raptured at all in reality. Remember that even the thief who died on the cross with Jesus accepted him as the one (messiah) who would die for our sins. He was probably the most luckiest guy in history. 

I will leave it here. You can choose to accept Christ or not, but just remember that good works will not get you into heaven no matter how noble it is. Works without faith is pretty much dead. You can believe the lies by today's media or follow God. The choice is yours. I'm only glad that I saw this film so that my fellow brothers and sisters may not need to. I wish I hadn't but at least I got to see the lies Hollywood was brewing. Remember, Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

2 Corinthians 12:9-10

King James Version (KJV)
And he 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.

10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

I am strong through the Lord.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Vengeance is not mines

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, KJV)

This is something I have to live with everyday. Yes, I had now ex-friends that hurt me by not forgiving me because of past conflicts especially one ex-friend that slandered me and my best friend for no apparent reason. He called forgiveness evil and called us satanists because, well, I dunno. That's how bizarre the situation has become. Most people told me to stop talking to "this man" because they feel he is insane. Had an old friend which is also a ex-friend of "this man" just told me to ignore him. All in all, "this man" has done nothing to rectify the situation. When "this man" is confronted he often tells people that he is just disagreeing with me, but then goes on with his angry rants behind each and everyone of our backs.  Do I forgive this man? Yes, indeed! God commanded us to show love but not to become stepping stones! I've gave him one too many cheeks , and now, I will leave this in God's hands. Until this man can drop his pride and repent of his past, I am to stay away from him. Also, remember that forgiveness doesn't mean you have to trust the person who hurts you over and over again. If you don't agree, then that's fine. I don't see why anyone who would disagree has to get upset long term over someone's beliefs or opinion. Again, I will leave this matter to God to handle. 

" Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20, KJV)

" Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake." (Matthew 5:11, KJV).

""Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings." (Isaiah 51:7, KJV)

"Proverbs 26:4-5
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes."

Sometimes nothing can be done. Some people just want to argue, always must be right or have to be heard. I used to be like that but I realized after coming to God that God was in control.  Remember, if the person doesn't hear you and doesn't receive you, shake the dust off your feet and move on. God will have other people come into your life.

For more ways on how to deal with difficult people, go here:

  Sometimes these thoughts do bother me, but I rather leave this in the lord's hands instead of taking action on my own. Jesus told us to forgive one another and I shall do that. The Lord is in control! The Lord has a plan as always and he has shown the light to another friend of mines recently. Thank you Jesus! What an awesome God we have!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Jesus help me!

Need prayers. Trying to finish up school, can't forget about people hurting me in the past and present. I need prayers so that the Lord could help me move on and continuing the need to love and forgive others. Thank you.