Rants

                             I.    On the Feminist Movement in America and Voting:

Where do we start?

The feminist movement damaged women, no doubt, but it also damaged men. We started buying into their propaganda, too.

How? By silence and non-action.

Take abortion, for instance; a woman’s right to choose. Sounds fair, doesn’t it? I mean choice is a good thing, right? But what about the man? The child has his DNA as well as the moms. It does take two to tango, after all. But us men went along for the ride, and fell for all this *hogwash* and let our children be murdered in the name of “choice.”

The mighty god of Choice, who accepts child sacrifices. The sacrifices of healthy relationships, standards and morality. He wants your virginity, too. No need to hold on to purity, I mean, nobody else will, right?

“Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die!” While all the time, we (women and men) are dying on the inside, knowing that we have bought into the lie. But now it hasn’t just effected us, it’s affected society.

Along comes someone who says she wants to change these attitudes. It strikes fear into all who have (and continue to) bought into the “lie.”

Why?

Because, as hard as we try (as human beings) to believe a lie, we are seekers of truth.

When a lie is threatened, it will at all cost deny truth.

Jesus himself said, “The thief comes to only to steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they might have life, and might have it abundantly.” John 10:10

What has been stolen? Our roles, our identities our lives, our relationships…
What has been killed? Our children, our consciences, our future, our responsibility….
What has been destroyed? Our morality, our dignity, justice and truth.

Jesus is “the way, and the truth and the life.” John 14:6

We, as well as our country, can be restored! With God all things are possible!

Let us all, examine the candidates in the light of God’s truth. And vote accordingly.

                             II.  Teaching the truth about consuming alcoholic beverages:

When I was a boy growing up, my parents told me about this man. He dressed up in a red and white suit, drove a sleigh pulled by eight tiny reindeer. Every Christmas Eve, if I was a good boy all year, he would leave me presents and usually the ones I had asked for. As I grew up, I stopped believing it was true and my parents confirmed it. But as a child, I really believed in Santa Claus, because that is what I was told.

In a discussion about moral relativism and legalism the standard debate turned to the subject of alcohol. How can one Christian be convicted not to drink and one think it’s O.K.?

As you study the bible, you see, drinking is never called a sin. Getting drunk always is. Eating is never called a sin. Gluttony always is. Then it dawned on me, ” it all comes back to discipleship”.

If I’m taught that the bible teaches drinking is a sin, I’ll believe it. Until that day comes, like with Santa Claus, I’m old enough to study the scriptures myself and realize drunkenness is the sin.

You can have a drink without being a drunk, just like you can eat a hamburger without being a glutton. And had I grown up hearing the “gluttony” sermons, I’d have a much different view of “super size.”

Someone said it’s a cultural thing. Maybe. Maybe I’d be better suited to be in Germany for their fine brewed beer, or France or Italy for their wines. As part of their culture, for the most part, drinking is a non-issue amongst Christians. Because they learn otherwise.

Someone said it’s perception. And if someone sees me staggering out of Joe’s nightclub, that’s one thing, but if I bring home a bottle of White Zinfandel to go with the grilled swordfish for dinner, that’s another thing.

Someone asked “Is it holy?” I guess a glass of wine brings me as close to God as a grilled swordfish dinner.

Someone said it may cost someone their salvation, and that could be true. For if someone who drinks moderately thinks they’ll be judged by those Christians, who think drinking is a sin, decide not to go to church and never hear the gospel, yes that cost them their salvation.

Temperance is not preached much (if any) from the pulpit and I really don’t know why. If we choose to drink a glass of wine or beer isn’t the issue. It’s where does your belief system stem from. Don’t say the bible says drinking is a sin, when it doesn’t say that ( no-one did by the way). We need to teach the truth; that moderate drinking is OK, it’s biblical. The hypocrisy comes from the mis-teaching of the bible.

So the issue isn’t moral relativism, legalism, culture, perception or even holiness.  

It all comes back to discipleship. Teaching the truth.

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4 Responses

  1. I think it comes down to does it make your Brother stumble.

  2. Dear Timothy,

    I believe in God! I believe that ALL people (indeed I am one of them), SIN. I know that SIN offends GOD and if every human being, knew that his sins put the Blessed Lord Jesus up on the cross and bruised him by their denials of the Lord Jesus being God, and spit on HIM and scoff at HIM, especially when we do these things to our neighbors, it much cause God much sorrow. We really and truly need to invoke the Love of God and ask for HIS protection so that we will enter into HIS Everlasting Kingdom of Heaven!

  3. I believe in God! I believe that ALL people (indeed I am one of them), SIN. I know that SIN offends GOD and if every human being, knew that his sins put the Blessed Lord Jesus up on the cross and bruised him by their denials of the Lord Jesus being God, and spit on HIM and scoff at HIM, especially when we do these things to our neighbors, it much cause God much sorrow. We really and truly need to invoke the Love of God and ask for HIS protection so that we will enter into HIS Everlasting Kingdom of Heaven!
    +1

  4. Completely agree with the feminist rant. Even as a woman, I don’t understand how the man shouldn’t be a part of the abortion talk. I mean it’s his baby too.

    I also agree with the drinking. Even though personally I don’t do it. Getting drunk is a sin, drinking is not.

    Glad I came across your blog. God Bless. 🙂

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