Atheist Demands: Prove your God Exists!

Premise

1) The Creator of LIFE – the Universe has identified Himself in Holy Scripture as Jesus Christ-Yeshua.

2) Preliminary evidence for the existence of our Creator is readily available in “what has been made” – created; therefore, mankind is “without excuse” if one chooses to reject this evidence; supplemental evidence relevant to our Creator is clearly articulated within Holy Scripture.

3) The preliminary evidence for the existence of our Creator is more than adequate for mankind to initiate a diligent inquiry of the LORD by faith and it is only through fervently and faithfully seeking the Truth of God through study of His Word and through Prayer that overwhelming and irrefutable evidence is provided by the Holy Spirit of God; this, subsequent to acknowledging Jesus Christ as LORD-God and honestly believing that Jesus Christ died for the sins of mankind and was resurrected for the justification of mankind by grace (unmerited favor) through faith (believing that God is and that He will do exactly as He has promised).

Jesus - Romans 1 without an exuse nature

Jesus - he that cometh to god must believe tht he is and a rewarder of those who seek him

Jesus - seek ye first the kingdom of God

Introduction

Engaging in Theological debate with Atheists is an eye-opening experience and a gut-wrenching endeavor knowing that vast numbers of American youth, as well as men and women around the World, will ultimately die in their sin and die a second death in Hell for having rejected the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ – Yeshua.

Jesus said…

Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am He, you will die in your sins. John 8:24 (NASB)

He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. John 3:36 (NASB)

The Debate

The chronology of a Christian – Atheistic debate generally follows the following protocol:

  1. Why do you believe the Bible is true?
  2. Once this is explained, the Atheist moves on to a list of various Scriptures that they believe brings reproach upon the God of the Bible – generally quoting from the Levitical Law relevant to slavery, rape, homosexuality or quotes from the Historical Books impugning the truth of the Exodus, the “atrocities” of the Hebrew-Pagan wars or the Genesis account of Creation, order of Creation and their perceived “hilarity” of the Noahic Flood.
  3. Once these “contradictions” and accusations are successfully rebutted, the Atheist then attacks the veracity and truth of Scripture by insisting that certain Books of the Bible are forgeries – especially the Pauline Epistles (dealing with homosexuality), that the Bible is replete with “contradictions” while the “oldest Bible,” the Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus, are riddled with errors and are the work of unscrupulous scribes.
  4. Once these arguments are rebutted I generally end with the explanation that the same Creator-God who ignited the Sun, hung the Moon, created and sustains Life, this same Creator is infinitely capable of providing His creation with the exact words He desires they have. This inevitably motivates the now angry and resentful Atheist to decry my rebuttal with personal attacks relevant to my sanity, my naivete, my lack of knowledge relevant to science-evolution, my obvious lack of education and a failure to read other books than the fairy-tale Bible…on and on it goes…far too often intermingled with vulgarity, obscenity, even MEME’s of semen laden nuns and Bible, MEME’s mocking Jesus Christ…photo’s and words I will not attach here…but…it is generally about this time in the debate that the Atheist makes their final stand…the encore of their foolishness, rebuttal and rebellion with the iconic demand i.e. PROVE IT!!!  “PROVE the Bible is true, PROVE your God exists!!!”  “You can’t use the Bible as proof…your arguments are ‘circular’ – that’s a ‘strawman fallacy’ – YOU’RE WRONG…YOU’RE A LIAR”…on and on and on goes the rhetorical atheistic rebuttal.

It has been said “The Gospel of Jesus Christ is to be proclaimed, not debated.” Though I agree wholeheartedly with this proclamation, I also believe that in these last days God’s Truth should be shouted-out into the darkness even if the pearls of LIFE are trampled underfoot by those wandering the road to perdition…perhaps one will take heed and a seed will fall upon fertile ground.

Jesus said…

Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.  Matthew 7:6 (NASB)

A Line in the Sand

Debate after debate after debate…the Atheist ultimately demands PROOF that our Creator exists and insists that the Creator, this so called “Jesus,” can NEVER be proven with “EVIDENCE” – “EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE” that aligns with the Scientific Model; after all, “science” is the new god of the “enlightened Progressive,” Atheist-Humanist-Secularist-Satanist-Moral Relativist-Darwinist and nothing can be true unless it conforms to the will of the “science god.”

Herein lies the line-in-the-sand between Heaven and Hell, Life and Death, Eternity and Time, Spiritual and Carnal, Understanding and Deception, Truth and Lies.  What has our Lord told us about His reality, His dominion, Power and Strength and why does the proclamation of the Gospel (Good News) of Jesus Christ invoke such animus from the Atheist and their godless Ilk? What differentiates those who “believe” that Jesus is Lord from those who reject Jesus Christ and fight against His realty with such fervency and hatred? Is there a “secret” to knowing God and His will for our life?

Spiritual v. Carnal (The Scientific Model)

The first obstacle to providing “proof” of our Creator’s existence to the Atheist is the conundrum existing between the Carnal World of Time and the Spiritual World of Eternity. Debate after debate, the angry Atheist demands empirical evidence substantiating our Creator’s existence, empirical evidence that Jesus Christ is God Almighty. Though nature itself testifies of our Creator and His power and dominion, that which is seen in the Cosmos and in life is insufficient evidence for the Atheist and they demand evidence that can be tested via their god, the Scientific Model.

Jesus said,

“That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. “Do not be amazed that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ “The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

     Nicodemus said to Him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and do not understand these things? “Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen, and you do not accept our testimony. “If I told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?”  John 3:6-12 (NASB)

The Scientific Model is wholly constrained by the limitations of Time and man’s limited cognitive ability.  Evidence of our Creator, other than that which is seen in Nature and articulated within the Holy Scriptures, is Spiritual and does not conform to the limitations of the Scientific Model for the finite/carnal will never define the Infinite God who is Spirit.

Jesus said,

“God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”  John 4:24 (NASB)

This is the very reason mankind’s greatest minds, our most prominent astrophysicists will never explain or define origin because the constituent elements forming our Universe emanate from the “unseen” Spiritual World and mankind, limited cognitively by Time and sin (The Fall), cannot apprehend that which is infinite i.e. having no genesis and no finality.

Consider the following…

produced for NASA by the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics…

“The ultimate mystery is inspiring new ideas and new experiments.

No one knows how the first space, time, and matter arose. And scientists are grappling with even deeper questions. If there was nothing to begin with, then where did the laws of nature come from? How did the universe “know” how to proceed? And why do the laws of nature produce a universe that is so hospitable to life? As difficult as these questions are, scientists are attempting to address them with bold new ideas – and new experiments to test those ideas.”

https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/seuforum/bb_whycare.htm

Now, consider the testimony of the Holy Spirit regarding Jesus Christ-Yeshua who is God-Creator-Savior-LORD…The Living Word of God…

Jesus - all things hold together -full verse colossians 1 15

Jesus - In the beginning was the Word John 1

The Atheist and “Proof”

Though the following statement will initially sound defeatist in nature,  understand that I do not believe it is possible to provide irrefutable “proof” of our Lord’s existence to the Atheist. Even the most knowledgeable and astute Christian apologist will struggle in futility when attempting to convince an Atheist of God’s existence. Why? The Apostle Paul initiates reasoning for my argument in his profound letter to the Church at Rome…

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse. For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.  Romans 1:18-23 (NASB)

Paul, by inspiration of the Holy Spirit, tell us that mankind intuitively knows that our Creator exists and evidence for this is provided by nature i.e. “by what has as been made.” Paul also tells us that the “evidence” for our Creator’s existence is so profound and irrefutable that anyone who rejects said evidence will be “without excuse” at their Eternal Judgment before Jesus Christ – The Great White Throne Judgment.

It is also very interesting to note that Paul does not end there but continues with an explanation relevant to the resultant of ignoring the irrefutable evidence of our Creator’s existence and dominion…

Therefore God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.  Romans 1:24-27 (NASB)

As Paul explains, there is an undeniable resultant for rejecting the evidence of our Creator’s existence and dominion e.g. a pursuit of aberrant, self-destructive behavior that wars against one’s own body; a compromise with the debased-nature of mankind and an obsession with the gratification of the flesh-sensuality i.e. aberrant lust.

Paul continues in the chronology of a falling away from, a rejection of the Truth of our Creator’s existence…

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.  Romans 1:28-32 (NASB)

Paul explains that as the unbeliever, the Atheist, continues in their rejection of Truth, our Lord ultimately permits them to internalize a debased or “depraved mind” manifesting in self-destructive and socially destructive behaviors while endeavoring to find justification and rationalization for their antisocial conduct within the group dynamic.

So what is the relevance of these most profound words shared in Paul’s Epistle to the Church at Rome? We see that the Atheist’s rejection of evidence relevant to our Creator’s existence initiates a progressive falling-away from Truth and Knowledge of God’s will, God’s plan, God’s redemption. This explains why so few older, elderly individuals seek the will of God and never find salvation in Jesus Christ; obviously, the continued rejection of Messiah ultimately culminates in a hardened heart, a soul that no longer hears the call of the Holy Spirit, a “depraved mind” that seeks the deception of this World and its god, Satan.

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 (NASB)

Why is the Atheist encumbered with eyes that do not see and ears that do not hear?

With these Scriptures in mind, we begin the journey to explain why the hearing of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is most often insufficient to convince the Atheist of their need for forgiveness of sin or even the truth that sin exists. I am amazed to hear the Atheistic rebuttal exclaiming that they don’t believe in Satan, Sin or Jesus Christ; therefore, they are not sinners. The KEY to understanding why “evidence” alone will never be sufficient for the Atheist to come to a knowledge of the Truth is articulated in the following Scriptures…keep in mind the previous chronology of falling-away and the “depraved mind” that manifests subsequent to the rejection of Nature as evidence of God’s existence…

And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, in whose case the god of this world [Satan] has blinded the minds of the unbelieving so that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 (NASB) Note: [Satan] added by me for clarification. 

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may know the things freely given to us by God, which things we also speak, not in words taught by human wisdom, but in those taught by the Spirit, combining spiritual thoughts with spiritual words.  But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised. But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one. For who has known the mind of the Lord, that he will instruct Him? But we have the mind of Christ.  1 Corinthians 2:12-16

In these Scriptures we see that as a result of the “depraved mind,” the Gospel is actually “veiled” and that the “natural man” (those who actively reject or simply don’t know of Jesus Christ) are unable to “accept the things of the Spirit” – Why? Because “they are spiritually appraised.”  In other words, to understand God’s will, His plans, purposes, destiny, one must posses the indwelling Holy Spirit which is the Gift of God to all who place their faith, their trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and seek to live a life in obedience to His Word and His will.

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace which He lavished on us. In all wisdom and insight He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be to the praise of His glory.  In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.  Ephesians 1:7-14 (NASB)

Jesus said…

But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. John 16:13 (NASB)

Subsequent to reading the Scriptures presented thus far, one might rightly ask the question…“How can anyone actually be saved seeing that the Holy Spirit is necessary in order for knowledge and wisdom concerning our Lord to manifest?”  In asking this question we discover the answer relevant to why the Atheist will never be convinced of our Creator’s existence regardless of the amount or veracity of evidence or Scripture presented in an argument. Consider the following words of Jesus Christ…

And he said, ‘Then I beg you, father, that you send him to my father’s house— for I have five brothers—in order that he may warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’ But Abraham *said, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.’ But he said, ‘No, father Abraham, but if someone goes to them from the dead, they will repent!’ But he said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’” Luke 16:27-31 (NASB)

A very powerful statement from Jesus Christ relevant to the power and persuasion of sin having manifest in a debased, “depraved mind” that will not believe…‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be persuaded even if someone rises from the dead.’”

So then, how does the Atheist find life, spiritual truth and salvation when their mind is entrapped by their sin, their lust, their deception and their father, Satan?

Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative, but He sent Me. Why do you not understand what I am saying? It is because you cannot hear My word. You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies. But because I speak the truth, you do not believe Me. Which one of you convicts Me of sin? If I speak truth, why do you not believe Me? He who is of God hears the words of God; for this reason you do not hear them, because you are not of God.” John 8:42-47 (NASB)

Jesus teaches us that the unbeliever does not hear or comprehend the Word of God because they, the Atheist, “are not of God.

Therefore, it is Scriptural-Doctrinal truth that the Atheist will not be persuaded by our words of Truth but ONLY by humbling themselves and seeking that Truth in faith. Our God, Jesus Christ, is a Gentleman in His attributes and He will never force Himself upon anyone in an attempt to coerce them to believe. Yes, the Lord via the Holy Spirit does call, does woo, but never coerces anyone’s love or affection. Why? From before Time and Creation, our Lord has desired “RELATIONSHIP” with His created beings; therefore, our Creator infused volition (the ability to chose) in every man, woman and child…this volition is necessary in order that relationship manifest in truth and honesty; otherwise, relationship becomes robotic-forced-coerced and thus not authentic or genuine.

Relationship = Knowledge-Assurance-Faith

As we observed in Romans 1, our Lord has provided sufficient evidence for mankind to take the initiative and diligently seek our Creator through study of His Word and through prayer. Before anyone can begin to discover the Truths of God, His will and His plan, they must first step-out in faith and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is God to the glory of the Heavenly Father…one must believe that Jesus is God and that He died to provide a pardon for the sins of mankind.

Why is this profession of faith in Jesus Christ necessary in order to initiate the acquisition of spiritual knowledge?

Our Creator is a Warrior God and He does NOT reveal the secrets of the Kingdom to His Enemies, but when one diligently seeks Him and desires to know Him and expresses this desire through loyalty and fervency in seeking Spiritual Truth and Wisdom…our Lord is faithful to reciprocate and provide this knowledge as we humble ourselves and are obedient to His will. This process is incremental and manifests over time; therefore, as we continue to seek knowledge, more knowledge is revealed…much like peeling away the layers of an onion…it is through faithfulness, obedience, prayer and diligence that we mature, that we grow in the knowledge of our Lord and accompanying this knowledge there is increasing assurance, faith, joy and contentment – this ever deepening and most coveted relationship is ONLY possible by the indwelling Holy Spirit of Truth.

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 (NASB)

Jesus said…

But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33 (NASB)

Conclusion

So then, when the Atheist demands “evidence” of our Lord’s existence and dominion over their lives, always be faithful to tell them of God’s plan and purposes in Jesus Christ but know that until the Atheist is willing to humble themself and “first” accept the evidence presented by nature that our Creator does exist and possesses dominion…until the Atheist is willing to diligently seek the Lord with an open and honest heart, our Creator will remain an enigma, a mystery and as a result of their obsessive-compulsive infatuation with lust and sensuality, the Atheist will often times rebut your proselytizing efforts with obscenity, vulgarity, hatred and accusations of bigotry, sexism and homophobia.

Jesus said…

Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.  Matthew 5:11-13 (NASB)

 If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. John 15:18-19 (NASB)

Finally…

It is important to explain to the Atheist that as a result of their rejection of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior they are an enemy of the Living God and while living in disobedience to the will of God for their life their prayers are hindered, their prayers are impotent and will remain so unless they are first offering a petition of repentance and salvation – in other words – our Lord does NOT hear the prayers of the wicked, the unrepentant, unless said prayer is one seeking forgiveness of sin and acknowledgment of Jesus Christ as Lord.

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God Bless and MARANATHA!

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

Also see…

Progressivism – Satan’s Party of Death: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2018/01/26/progressivism-satans-party-of-death/

President Trump – A Warning-A Prophecy-A Plea: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/08/president-trump-a-warning-a-prophecy-a-plea/

Atheism – The Crippled Mind: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2018/01/13/atheism-the-crippled-mind/

Atheist Ask the Most Difficult Question (Gospel of Jesus Christ – explained): https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2018/01/15/atheist-asks-the-most-difficult-question/

Reading the Bible – Overwhelming? Not Really: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2018/02/12/reading-the-bible-overwhelming-not-really/

 

 

 

 

 

Reading the Bible – Overwhelming? Not Really…

As one who loves and adores the Lord Jesus Christ-Yeshua, I understand how anyone can feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of words contained in the Canon Bible, 66-Books written over some 1500-yrs. by some 40-authors. Where an overwhelming number of new readers of the Bible make their first mistake is purchasing a difficult-to-read version of the English Bible translations.

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The 1611 “Authorized Version” of the Kings James Bible (KJV) is absolutely beautiful in its construction and easily memorized, but it is NOT the “best selection” for a beginner. The KJV uses archaic terminology that restricts or prevents clear understanding. I highly recommend the new student of the Bible purchase a New American Standard Bible (NASB) or the New King James Bible (NKJV).

jesus - he who has the son has life but he that does not obey son shall not see life NASB

Personally, I have found the Hebrew-Greek Study Bible in NASB to be my best resource for study and understanding God’s Word using the original languages for clarification of difficult passages. The Hebrew-Greek NASB uses Strong’s number locators for very important words that references to the Strong’s Hebrew-Greek Dictionary thereby permitting the reader to actually see what that particular word looks like and its original meaning…this is Eternally relevant. You will discover that an overwhelming number of supposed “contradictions” or claimed “errors” are explained by studying in “context” and understanding key words in the original text from extant manuscripts.

The next big error the new Bible student makes is attempting to read through the Bible beginning in Genesis through Revelation. Don’t do this…you will inevitably become bogged-down in the Levitical Law and Numbers and History…these are incredibly important but best studied once the student is grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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I always recommend new students of God’s Word begin reading, with fervency, the “Gospel of John.” Why? John’s Gospel introduces Messiah-Jesus Christ as our Creator and step-by-step defines and articulates our Lord’s Deity.

Once the student completes a thorough study of John’s Gospel I recommend reading and studying very intently Paul’s letter the Church at Rome – “Romans.” Roman’s introduces and explains the foundation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and in my personal opinion, one of the most powerful chapters in the Bible is Romans 1:18–32.

Jesus - Romans 1 18-32

Once the student completes Roman’s, I suggest turning to The Book of Beginnings, Genesis, and enter into the genesis of Time/Creation/Life and Redemption. Read a Book in the Old Testament then read a Book in the New Testament…intersperse and you won’t get bogged down and lose motivation to continue…

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Now, for the most important aspect of understanding the Bible. If you have not entered into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ…UNDERSTAND THIS: you do NOT possess the power and knowledge available through the Holy Spirit for the Holy Spirit is only given to those who are Children of God through faith-repentance and obedience to Jesus Christ. It is NOT possible to fully understand the deeper truths of God’s Word void the guidance and tutelage of the Holy Spirit.

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Also, I highly recommend before opening the Bible for study, that the student seeking knowledge, wisdom, understanding, humble themselves and pray fervently to the Lord that their mind and heart be enlivened and open to hear what our Creator is articulating through the pages of Scripture. Again, it is NOT possible to understand the Bible’s Eternal message void the Holy Spirit’s assistance. The Word of God is “Spiritual” and emanates from the unseen-spiritual World; therefore, the deeper truths of God’s Kingdom can only be internalized through spiritual understanding…not of this Earth or in the realm of time.

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Finally, if anyone is interested in a simplified explanation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I have provided same void any input from denominational-sect-cult influence…simply the pure, unadulterated Gospel of Jesus Christ here: Atheist asks “The Most Difficult Question”

I envy the new student of the Holy Bible for if you approach God’s Word with a diligent and seeking heart, you will find every answer to every question mankind has ever asked…the Holy Bible is the most unique Book ever provided mankind and the Holy Bible truly is God’s “owners manual” to His Creation…you are in for the ride of your life and you will find the Greatest Love known to mankind…the Love of our God, Jesus Christ!

To God be the Glory,

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

Also see:

Atheist Asks the Most Difficult Question (the Gospel of Jesus Christ Explained) https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2018/01/15/atheist-asks-the-most-difficult-question/

 

Progressivism – Satan’s Party of Death

Preface

My Father was born in 1906 and he was a faithful Husband, Dad and Southern Pacific Railroad man who worked hard, provided for his family and modeled family values that I internalized as a very young boy. I can vividly remember my Dad, in conversations with friends and family, repeat the following: “The Communists said they would conquer America and never fire a shot.” As a young boy riding my bicycle around the streets of Northwest Houston, Texas, I never gave that statement much thought and as I matured I guess I chalked this warning about Communism up to renderings of McCarthyism. It was not until the 21st-Century and the Presidency of Barack Hussein Obama that I finally came to an understanding of the reality of my Dad’s statement.  During my tenure with the United States Marine Corps Infantry and during my 31-year career with the Houston Police Department, I observed an almost imperceptible evolution, degradation, of societal norms, mores, values, but I was so intrigued by my love for the job that the repercussions of these warning signs passed unaware…

Introduction

What has happened to American Culture? What has happened to America’s institutions of Government and Law Enforcement? What has happened to America’s Faith – Dignity – Fidelity – Honor – Patriotism – Love? As a 31-year veteran of the Houston Police Department who has been invited into the most intimate areas of American life, please permit me to share via experiential knowledge the TRUTH relevant to why America the Beautiful, One Nation under God, is incrementally destroying itself as a result of confusion and deception i.e. the ideology of Progressivism.

The Progressive-Socialist Ideology has been permeating American Democracy – chipping away at America’s Constitutional Republic – since the late 1880’s. This article is not constructed to discuss the history of Progressivism but only to define what Progressivism is relevant to 21st-Century America.

The following information is not the culmination of “peer-reviewed” articles and opinions of others, it is my personal observation subsequent to being raised by parents of the Greatest Generation; subsequent to attending America’s public schools through a Master of Arts Degree; subsequent to a tour of duty with the United States Marine Corps Infantry; subsequent to 31.4-years as a Houston Police Officer who watched Progressivism turn the Houston Police Department from a crime-fighting/hard charging law enforcement agency into a sexually perverse, Politically Correct bastion of embarrassing impotency; subsequent to 32-years of Marriage to one-Wife and raising two-beautiful children and most importantly, subsequent to knowing that Jesus Christ-Yeshua is God-Creator.
democrat - progressives...same game different names.


Progressivism – Satan’s Party of Death

The Progressive-Socialist Elites in America successfully strategized a formula of ideological implementation in the late 1950’s, early 1960’s by the infusion of Darwinian Evolutionary Theory into America’s classrooms in 1963 subsequent to the removal of Jesus Christ via Engel v. Vitale (1962). Darwin’s Evolution idea was the perfect conveyance of palatable deception to infuse Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Moral Relativism into mainstream American thought; after all, Darwinism (Eugenics) inspired Hitler’s success in Nazi Germany, why not America as well? Progressive’s knew that as long as an overwhelming number of American citizens were obedient and faithful to the edicts of the Lord Jesus Christ, Progressivism had no portal for changing the conservative, patriotic, moral, hearts of America’s faithful; therefore, historical revisionism, Moral Relativism, Atheism, are necessary to infuse the genesis of Socialism and elitist control over the masses.

atheism - good enough for these guys

Darwinian Evolutionary Theory will be seen by historians in the future, if my Lord tarries, as the most profound, destructive, “ruse” to have been cast upon mankind subsequent to “The Lie” of Lucifer in the Genesis of Creation. Darwinian Evolutionary Theory is a baseless ideology of demonic filth with one primary objective i.e. negate, nullify, destroy the truth of the Biblical Genesis account of Creation thereby nullifying the authority of our Creator, Jesus Christ, thereby nullifying the authority of Scripture, thereby nullifying the truth of God’s dominion, thereby nullifying mankind’s need for redemption from sin and any concerns for the consequences of aberrant, rebellious, sinful behavior. Darwin’s deception will be seen as the impetus for the American Holocaust – pervasive child mutilation via Roe v. Wade (1973) and the affirming of unencumbered aberrant sexual perversion via Obergefell v. Hodges (2015). An unconscionable cheapening of the value of human life and dignity promulgating America’s current culture of death.

democrat - change the label all you want we know you areLong story short…Progressivism in 21st-Century America has successfully brainwashed two-successive generations of American youth (with only a relatively few exceptions) and turned them into radical Atheists, Humanists, Secularists, Socialists, who are now poised to take the helm of leadership in American society and American government. Never, in the history of America, has there been such a large segment of the populous that radically adheres to the demonic tenets of Satanism-Atheism-Secularism-Humanism-Moral Relativism. In 21st-Century America, the entire Progressive Agenda surrounds this most important deception: demanding the “right” to mutilate the pre-born child in the name of freedom/choice/convenience and the “right” to engage in every form of aberrant-unconscionable sexual perversion and force, coerce, the faithful in America to advocate and support and glamorize this demonic Morally Relativistic deathstyle. All other political mantra chanted by the Progressive-Socialist is fodder for the facade of their true agenda – their perceived “right” to live a life free from the moral constraints of the Living God and to pursue gratification of the flesh – Narcissism – Hedonism – at all costs and to force those who object to this unconscionable immorality into silence, subservience through legislation and public condemnation. Essentially, the Progressive-Socialist has conquered America by aligning with the debased-nature of mankind and seductively infusing acceptance of this deathstyle through all forms of media, America’s educational system, historical revisionism, Biblical revisionism and ultimately, legislation via legal precedent – a bastardization of the Founders intent relevant to the United States Judiciary.

Liberal - Agree w me or else you're a racist, sexist, homophobic

jesus - in the last days perilous times shall come for men

Jesus - Romans 1 18-32

democrat - saul alinsky useful idiots newspaper article

Conclusion

Though President Trump is giving up his health, his reputation, his pursuit of wealth and comfort to Make America Great Again, understand that in the political hallways of deception there awaits numerous Progressive-Millennial’s fully prepared to implement the demonic Progressive Agenda into American Democracy. America’s Constitutional Republic cannot be sustained when the Progressive Ideology of Moral Relativism is the primary constraint on human behavior. Without an abiding faith and allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ having been internalized by an overwhelming number of American Citizens, there are simply insufficient numbers of police officers, prosecutors, judges and penal institutions to maintain order in a society governed under the auspices of a Constitutional Republic (an experiment in Democracy); therefore, Progressivism necessitates the infusion of an omnipotent-omniscient Federal Government inundated with Socialist-Elites espousing their demonic view of morality; therefore, it will be necessary to control the subservient masses via a classless-powerless-defenseless society where the voices of the faithful, the patriotic, will be stamped-out and ultimately silenced.

In response to Woodrow Wilson’s destructive ideology of Progressivism, President Calvin Coolidge, July 5, 1926, stated…

A spring will cease to flow if its source be dried up; a tree will wither if its roots be destroyed. In its main features the Declaration of Independence is a great spiritual document. It is a declaration not of material but of spiritual conceptions. Equality, liberty, popular sovereignty, the rights of man – these are not elements which we can see and touch. They are ideals. They have their source and their roots in the religious convictions. They belong to the unseen world. Unless the faith of the American people in these religious convictions is to endure, the principles of our Declaration will perish. We cannot continue to enjoy the result if we neglect and abandon the cause.

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The highest glory of the American Revolution was this: it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.

– John Adams

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

– John Adams

God “Blessed” America and we surrendered Her to our enemy, the perverse and deadly cult of the Progressive-Socialist-Elite,

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

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democrat - great civilizations are not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within

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America will NEVER begin the process of healing and restoration until the United States Congress extricates the United States Federal Government out of the “business” of Infanticide by fully repealing the unconstitutional SCOTUS decision of Roe v. Wade (1973) – an unconscionable violation of the 5th and 14th Amendment “due process” protections. America is defiled with the blood of innocence that cries to our Heavenly Father for justice.  If this Congressional Repeal is successful, it will require, at a minimum, two-generations of American’s having matured in a society that respects life and honors the Lord Jesus Christ before America could begin to heal and enjoy even a modicum of restoration. America is dying from its compromise with Infanticide and Immorality but so few will listen and even fewer desire to do what must be done in order to survive. See my warning to President Trump at: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/08/president-trump-a-warning-a-prophecy-a-plea/

Also see:

Atheist: Prove Your God Exists!: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2018/03/16/atheist-prove-your-god-exists/

Atheism: The Crippled Mind: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2018/01/13/atheism-the-crippled-mind/

Atheist Asks the Most Difficult Question https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2018/01/15/atheist-asks-the-most-difficult-question/

President Trump: A Warning-A Prophecy-A Plea: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/08/president-trump-a-warning-a-prophecy-a-plea/

Faith – Repentance & Faux-Christianity https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/05/faith-repentance-faux-christianity/

In the Beginning God – Why? https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/27/in-the-beginning-god-why/

Eschatology, Prophecy & Israel’s Capital – Jerusalem https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/12/06/eschatology-prophecy-israels-capital-jerusalem/

 

Atheist asks “The Most Difficult Question”

A necessary response to the Atheistic article shared on Twitter at https://twitter.com/vjack/status/952865605652307968 by titled:

Sunday, January 14, 2018 The Most Difficult Questions When It Comes To Being Saved By Faith

Excerpt from Atheist’s article:

The major religions of the world, particularly Christianity and Islam, emphasize the importance of belief in the right god and right religion at the moment of death. Christianity is split between whether belief alone gets you saved, or whether belief plus the right deeds and behaviors gets you saved. Either way, the right belief upon death is almost always part of the equation.

So what does god do when you have a person with two heads?


Response to article – an explanation and answer to the “Most Difficult Questions When It Comes to Being Saved By Faith”

by Rickey D. Holtsclaw, @RickeyDale07 (Twitter) (Editing in progress)

The corruption of the Human Genome resulting from sin/rebellion does not thwart or negate the plans and purposes of our Omniscient and Omnipotent Creator. When there exists two-minds and one-body there exists two-spirits, one for each cognitive entity that will give an account to the Lord Jesus Christ at the Eternal Judgment.  Though these beautiful ladies strive in one-body while constrained within this realm of “time,” if they trust and obey the Lord Jesus Christ, they will each be blessed with a sinless body of perfection in the soon to come Kingdom of God…for in the coming Kingdom, the blind will see, the deaf will hear, the crippled will walk and give glory to our beautiful and compassionate Creator-Jesus Christ…paradise lost in the Genesis of Mankind will be paradise restored in the coming Kingdom of God.

Jesus - rev 21 4 he will wipe away every tear from their eyes and there will no longer be any death

Salvation through faith in Jesus Christ – Explained

In response to the false description of salvation articulated within paragraph-one of the attached Atheistic article…

True Christianity, that which is exclusively obedient to the Gospel of Jesus Christ void the demonic influence of denominations, cults or sects, is NOT confused regarding faith and works.

No man or woman can find righteousness (a right standing) before our Creator-Jesus Christ void faith and obedience. The man or woman seeking forgiveness of sin and righteousness with our Lord must FIRST approach the Lord with “faith” by believing that our Lord Jesus Christ is exactly Who He has said He is in His Word [God] and that our Lord is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. In other words,

Faith…

1) One must diligently seek the Creator in faith by believing that Jesus Christ is Lord-God and that He died for our sins.

Jesus - he that cometh to god must believe tht he is and a rewarder of those who seek him

Jesus - you will die in your sins
Note: In this Scripture, understand that the “He” is italicized and added for clarification, but Jesus Christ is saying here, unless you believe that “I AM,” you will die in your sins. In the Exodus, when Moses inquired of the Lord seeking the Lord’s Name, our God said…”I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'”  (Exodus 3:14) Jesus Christ  is saying that unless you believe that “I AM” [God], you will die in your sins.
Jesus - Confess with your mouth believe in your heart

Gift of the Holy Spirit…

2) Subsequent to “believing” and trusting that God is True, that person receives the Gift-the Guarantee of their relationship with our Creator by receiving the Holy Spirit who takes-up residence within the believer and renews and strengthens the believer to live a life that is worthy and reflective of the holiness of our God.

Jesus - holy spirit received the holy spirit of promise after confession trusting in jesus

jesus - holy spirit will guide you in truth
It is ONLY by the indwelling Holy Spirit that man can understand the deeper truths of God’s Word and form a loving, trusting, obedient, relationship with God the Father, through the Son, Jesus Christ.
jesus - spiritually dead man
The “natural man” is anyone man or woman who has not trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ and is therefore lost and absent the power, knowledge and wisdom only available through the indwelling Holy Spirit.

Repentance – Obedience

3) In the process of redemption-salvation, REPENTANCE IS MANDATORY! In other words, the one who comes to God seeking forgiveness of sin must agree to repent/stop/turn away from their sinful/rebellious behavior. This is ONLY possible by obedience to the indwelling Holy Spirit.

Jesus - repentance - Luke 13 3-5 unless you repent you too will all perish

Works – Obedience: A Sign of Salvation’s Authenticity

4) Behavior/works then, and only then, becomes relevant in that the believer does not trust in works to find a right standing with God, but “good works” and “good behavior” and “good deeds” are the manifestation of having a secure relationship with our Loving and Compassionate God…the “good works” are the “evidence” of one’s authentic salvation. As it is written, “Faith without works is dead.”

Jesus - faith without works is dead

jesus - you will know them by their fruits or works

Again, mankind can NEVER “work” or be good enough to find favor in the sight of our HOLY, Just, God, but “good works” follow faith, redemption through “obedience.” There is no salvation or relationship unless one is “obedient” to the Son of God, Jesus Christ. As it is written, “He who believes in the Son has Eternal Life, but he who does not obey the Son shall not see life but the wrath of God remains on him.”

Jesus - by grace through faith not works

jesus - he who has the son has life but he that does not obey son shall not see life NASB

Clarification: I don’t want the reader to believe that absolute perfection in behavior and thought is expected from the believer in order for salvation to be made possible or maintained for this is not possible in our sinful bodies. Why? Though a man or woman has trusted in the Lord Jesus Christ and received the indwelling Holy Spirit, we must continue to deal with, to struggle with our sinful nature inherited from our father, Adam. We will not rid ourselves of this rebellious nature until the death of this body of flesh, but…with that said, the truly faithful, the redeemed, those who have received the indwelling Holy Spirit CANNOT continue to live a life of “wilful sin and disobedience.” The redeemed child of God is no longer a slave to the desires of this World…but…do we still sin??? Unfortunately, yes! There are times when we, in our flesh, in a moment of weakness, will disappoint our Lord – BUT – the relevant distinction or differentiation between a child of God and one who is lost and “in the World” is the “response” to our sin.

When the lost-unredeemed individual sins…there may be a hint of remorse, generally nothing more, but when the child of God sins, there is IMMEDIATE conviction by the Holy Spirit and the child of God seeks forgiveness for their sin…NOT to maintain their salvation, but to maintain a close, intimate, relationship with our Lord. You see, once the believer has experienced the love of God in their life, this love is so consuming and over-powering and intimately beautiful that the child of God wants NOTHING to interrupt that relationship. Our sin creates a relational chasm between the Lord and the believer…the believer’s salvation is “SECURE” for Eternity, but sin drives a wedge between intimacy-relationship – there is a loss of joy and peace; therefore, the child of God confesses his/her sin to our Lord and requests forgiveness and in response our Lord is faithful and just to forgive us of our sin and restore the intimacy of relationship.

jesus - if we confess our sin he is faithful and just to forgive us of our sin

jesus - all that come to me i will in no way cast out

Jesus - no one snatch them out of my hand
Our Lord’s beautiful promise to those who truly love Him and seek to honor Him now and throughout Eternity.

Please don’t misunderstand my meaning here…simply because an individual makes a profession of faith or “believes” they are a Child of the Living God – A Christian, it is the behavior, the works, the deeds, the “lifestyle” that is the “evidence” of true salvation and relationship with our Lord. Be warned, many will approach the Lord Jesus Christ in the Day of Judgment and find that they have lived in self-deception for they were never truly a child of God and my Lord will order them to depart from His presence because He never knew them as His Child. It is their disobedience to my Lord’s will that is the indicator, the tell-tale sign of their unfaithfulness and lack of belief. As my Lord has warned, only those who endure to the end will be saved.

Jesus - many will come to me on that day

jesus - he who endures to the end shall be saved

jesus - sower and the seed matthew 13 18-23

A true, faithful, child of the Living God has the assurance of God’s Salvation by the change in desire/life’s priorities that comes from knowing and loving the Living God and the power and strength of the Holy Spirit living within them. As a Christian matures in their knowledge of God through study of God’s Word and prayer and obedience, that maturity is accompanied by assurance, understanding, strength, knowledge of the Spiritual, an all encompassing love for our Creator-Jesus Christ and an all encompassing desire to live and serve the Living God…by this, we “know” we are children of God.

jesus - we know we are children of god

In the following Scripture, note the confession of the Apostle Paul, one of the most committed and beloved men of the Bible who penned most of the New Testament. Listen to his heart and confession about our struggle with sin…

Jesus - Romans 7 14-25

See Paul’s answer to this most profound question…“Who will set me free from the body of death?”

Jesus - Romans 7 21-25

Again, as those who love and adore the Lord Jesus Christ, we will never attain absolute perfection in word and deed while encapsulated within this Earthly body of sin and death, but the believer no longer lives in sin or desires sin and strives moment-by-moment with the power of the Holy Spirit to live a life that is honorable to our Lord. When we fail, we acknowledge our failure through prayer and our Lord is faithful to restore us, to support us as a loving and compassionate Father who desires to provide us an abundant life of joy and peace, now and throughout Eternity.

Baptism

5. The believer, in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ, should submit to “baptism” as a public profession of their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. Baptism does not “save” anyone; baptism is simply an act of obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ and His will for every believer. In the act of Baptism, the believer is symbolically participating in and publicly acknowledging their faith in the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

jesus - baptism go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the

In Conclusion…

Finally, the process of salvation is critically important because every man and woman has sinned against our Holy, Just, God; therefore, we are under a death-penalty. Jesus Christ-Yeshua is God who entered time from Eternity and clothed Himself in human flesh to live a perfect, sinless, life thereby meeting the only acceptable standard for the payment of sin…the shedding of innocent blood. Jesus willingly walked to the horrific death of Crucifixion on a Roman Cross to pay the sin-debt of mankind (your debt, my debt)…a debt that mankind could NOT pay. When a man, woman or child humbles their self before the Lord and believes that Jesus died for them and prayerfully asks God the Father to forgive them of sin and save them from Eternal death, God will NEVER turn away anyone who honestly, truly, faithfully, humbly, seeks Him for our God desires that all men, women, children, be saved and come to a knowledge of the Truth.

Jesus - for all have sinned

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jesus - all men be saved

Jesus - God did not send the Son to condemn the world
Jesus is proclaiming why He left Eternity and entered Time, not to condemn mankind but to save mankind and provide everyone who trusts in Him with an abundant life – knowledge – wisdom – understanding – peace – contentment – assurance – LOVE and RELATIONSHIP for Eternity. The “thief” spoken of by Jesus is Satan – a liar, a thief, a murderer and deceiver.

Remember this, it is not OUR good works/our OUR self-righteousness that “saves” us from the death penalty of sin, but when we trust in Jesus Christ as Lord, we receive the imputation of Jesus’ Righteousness over our life and God the Father, through His grace (unmerited favor), chooses to no longer see our sin but He sees ONLY the righteousness of His Faithful Son – Jesus Christ-Yeshua our Lord. With Jesus Christ as our Mediator, we are therefore, NOT GUILTY!

Jesus - one god

To God be the glory for His Compassion and Mercy,

Rick Holtsclaw, Questions? @RickeyDale07 (Twitter)

Also see:

Atheism: The Crippled Mind https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2018/01/13/atheism-the-crippled-mind/

President Trump: A Warning-A Plea-A Prophecy https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/08/president-trump-a-warning-a-prophecy-a-plea/

Faith – Repentance & Faux-Christianity https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/05/faith-repentance-faux-christianity/

In the Beginning God – Why? https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/27/in-the-beginning-god-why/

Eschatology, Prophecy & Israel’s Capital – Jerusalem https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/12/06/eschatology-prophecy-israels-capital-jerusalem/

 

Atheism – The Crippled Mind

In the 21st-Century, sophistication, enlightenment, self-sufficiency, entitlement, Moral Relativism, SCIENCE, mock and scoff at the concept of the Spiritual, Creationism, God, Sin, Redemption, Heaven, Hell, The Kingdom of God. Know this: Progressivism-Socialism-Democratic Party initiatives/agenda i.e. Evolution, Abortion, Moral Relativism, Unencumbered Sexual Perversion, Atheism, Humanism, Secularism all emanate from the Pit of Hell and are authored by the Father of Lies and Death – Satan. Two successive generations of American youth have been institutionally and demonically programmed to seek the Portal of Hell while America’s Constitutional Republic is being systematically dismantled and destroyed – how?

atheist - only people fighting what they swear does not exist

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Interacting with the demonic, the deceived, the lost and dying Atheist on Twitter has certainly been an eye-opening experience. I have observed some rather consistent themes in the Atheistic World as these self-proclaimed “free-thinkers” angrily rebut my Christian positioning.

First of all…

Though it should come as no real surprise, I’ve noted that many who have succumbed to the lies and deception of Atheism are members of the LGBTQ Cult[ure]. I don’t know if the decision to engage in homosexual conduct preceded the fall to Atheism or if Atheism, the rejection of Jesus Christ-our Creator, was the impetus for succumbing to the deathstyle of aberrant sexual perversion.

I do know that my Lord’s Word, as articulated in the first-chapter of Romans, does develop a time-line or chronology of unbelief giving-way to a “debased mind” and subsequently the pursuit of aberrant sexual desire.

Jesus - Romans 1 18-32

Second…

During my discussions with the Atheist/Humanist/Secularist/Moral Relativist, I find they are almost exclusively the victims of Evolutionary deception.  I believe there are possibly two plausible explanations for the Atheist having fallen victim to this lie from Hell.

evolution - deceivers in education professors data that does not exist
Darwinian Evolutionary Theory is the most destructive ruse to have been cast upon mankind subsequent to “The Lie” of Lucifer in The Book of Genesis. Evolution seeks to negate the Genesis account of Creation and promulgates Atheism-Humanism-Secularism-Moral Relativism thereby deceiving the soul of mankind to seek the Portal of Hell in spiritual deception culminating in Eternal death.
  1. The infusion of Darwinian Evolutionary Theory into America’s classrooms in 1963 (a strategy of the Progressive-Socialist Agenda) to the almost complete exclusion of Creationism.  (One year subsequent to the SCOTUS ruling of Engel v. Vitale/1962) This point is evidenced by noting the vast numbers of atheists within the Millennial Generation who are at the correct age to have internalized the lies of Evolution through every successive grade-level. Do not be deceived, Evolution promulgates Atheism and these are blood-brothers emanating from the Pit of Hell. Darwin’s Evolution idea was the perfect conveyance of palatable deception to infuse Atheism, Secularism, Humanism, Moral Relativism into mainstream American thought; after all, Darwinism inspired Hitler’s success in Nazi Germany, why not America via America’s youth as well?
  2. It is also possible, to a lesser extent, that Evolution fits neatly into the Atheistic-Homosexual paradigm by making every attempt to negate the Genesis of God’s Creative account thereby negating the foundation for the Word of God thereby  negating the Authority of God thereby negating any form or sense of culpability relevant to the Atheist-Homosexual rebellion to the edicts of God’s Word thereby negating the Eternal Judgment (the second death) for having rejected the Written Word of God and the Living Word of God – Jesus Christ/Yeshua. Complete self-deception paving the pathway to the Portal of Hell.

jesus - he who has the son has life but he that does not obey son shall not see life NASB

Jesus - God hates sin - Ezeliel 24 14 i the lord have spoken it is coming and i will act i will not relent and i will not pity and i will not be sorry i will judge you

jesus - end time prophecies rev 20 14 then death and hades were thrown into the lake of fire this is the second death

Third…

Another interesting Atheistic theme is the Atheist’s overwhelming affiliation with the Progressive-Socialist-Democratic agenda and the lies of historical revisionism denying America’s Christian heritage. This is not surprising seeing that the Progressive-Socialist Party (Former Democratic Party) espouses, promotes, the demonic deception of LGBTQ and has even pursued a “protected class” status for those who participate in aberrant sexual perversion. Obergefell v. Hodges (2015) (Same-sex “marriage”) is a manifestation of the Progressive-Socialist agenda that spits in the face of our Creator who created us “male and female,” but this unconscionable compromise with death and perversity secures a Progressive voting-base comprised of the sexually perverse under the auspices of “tolerance,” inclusion,  freedom and Political Correctness.

same-sex-marriagequeers kissing

gay hypocriteChristian Nation - John Adams 2

democrat - progressives...same game different names.

democrat - saul alinsky useful idiots newspaper article

Also, the Progressive-Socialist Agenda is rabid Anti-Christian/Anti-Christian God and pro-Allah/Islam i.e. Satan.  This is surprising seeing that Jesus Christ died to set the Homosexual free from the demonic chains of sexual perversity and the Islamic god-Allah (Satan) seeks to kill the Homosexual through adherence to the tenets of Sharia Law. This anti-God positioning of the Progressive-Socialist aligns perfectly with the Atheistic-Humanistic-Secularist-Moral Relativist Ideology. Confirmation of Satan’s strategic role in this demonic conspiracy is evidenced by the Progressive-Socialist’s obsession with child mutilation via Roe v. Wade (1973).

How unconscionably demonic must an organization/a people group be to support the mutilation of babies by the millions (60-million+ American babies slaughtered since 1973) then advocate the retail-sale of baby body parts in the market place? Abortion providers allowing live aborted babies to lie dying or actively murdering the baby seeking fresh body parts to harvest thus garnering greater profit. And the Atheist has the gall to rebut my argument that they are covert Satanists.

atheism - satanic-atheism one of the same

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abortion - selling baby body parts prices for each organ

abortion - baby on table top

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A couple of important items before I conclude…

The Atheist-Evolutionist will argue that only through free-thinking, logic and reason (The Atheistic god i.e. SCIENCE) can man understand the deeper truths of the Universe and mankind’s genesis. The Atheist, in their self-endowed intellectual superiority, laugh and mock the Christian and blaspheme the Word of the “Bronze-Aged” Book, the Holy Bible. Our conversation generally concludes with my adamant request that the Atheist-Evolutionist provide me an explanation of origin. I desire to know their explanation for the origin of the constituent matter that forms the Universe and all of life. I’ve recently posited this question to Mr. Steven Hawking (a lesser god of the Atheist) – I’m awaiting a response.

atheists - actually believe nothing made the Earth

The Truth is, science and the emissaries of Satan through such men as Hitches, Dawkins, Hawking, will NEVER explain origin because all that we see, the atom, the constituent elements that form our existence emanate from the unseen – spiritual World; therefore, origin is beyond man’s comprehension/intellect for our mind is constrained by the elemental factors within “time.” The finite will never explain or define the infinite. That which is created cannot fully comprehend the Eternal Creator for He is beyond knowledge though our Lord Jesus Christ actively demonstrated/introduced the unknowable God some 2017-years ago.

jesus - god is byond knowledge

Jesus - he who has seen me has seen the father

Jesus - all things hold together -full verse colossians 1 15
Speaking of Jesus Christ-Yeshua/Our Creator…
Jesus - In the beginning was the Word John 1
Jesus Christ-Yeshua-Elohim- is the Living “Word” of God!

produced for NASA by the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics…

“The ultimate mystery is inspiring new ideas and new experiments.

No one knows how the first space, time, and matter arose. And scientists are grappling with even deeper questions. If there was nothing to begin with, then where did the laws of nature come from? How did the universe “know” how to proceed? And why do the laws of nature produce a universe that is so hospitable to life? As difficult as these questions are, scientists are attempting to address them with bold new ideas – and new experiments to test those ideas.”

https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/seuforum/bb_whycare.htm

My point is, anyone who rejects the Gift of God’s Salvation through faith in and obedience to Jesus Christ/Yeshua is crippled mentally for it is not possible to comprehend the deeper truths of our Creator without the Spirit of God dwelling within the soul of the individual seeking Truth and Knowledge. Understand this, when a man or woman humbly, honesty, desperately, seeks to know God the Father through the Son, Jesus Christ…when one places their faith and trust in the life, death, burial, resurrection of Messiah-Yeshua-Jesus…that individual is given, as a promise/a guarantee of their salvation, the Gift of the Holy Spirit who dwells within every redeemed man and woman and child. It is ONLY by the Holy Spirit and our faithfulness/obedience to Him that mankind can know the deep and incredible truths of the Spirit and Eternity and Destiny and Purpose and Reason.

Jesus - he that cometh to god must believe tht he is and a rewarder of those who seek him

The Atheist/Secularist/Humanist/Moral Relativist are cognitively crippled/impaired for they can only comprehend the things of the finite world, the carnal, the temporary, ultimately the futile and only through faith and obedience to Jesus Christ can one understand that which is Eternal and ONLY the Spirit of God can reveal these secrets.

jesus - holy spirit will guide you in truth.jpg

In conclusion…

Finally…Know that every man, woman, has sinned against our Holy, Just, Righteous, Creator and is therefore under a death penalty….ONLY by trusting in and obedience to Jesus Christ as Lord/Savior/Mediator can YOU find LIFE, righteousness (a right standing) before the Living God who will judge the living and the dead…beware and prepare adequately by trusting in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and an assurance of life and peace in the coming Kingdom of God!

Jesus - one god

Jesus - Romans 6-23 wages of sin is death but gift of God is eternal life

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To God be the glory,

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

Also see:

Atheist Asks the Most Difficult Question https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2018/01/15/atheist-asks-the-most-difficult-question/

President Trump: A Warning-A Prophecy-A Plea: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/08/president-trump-a-warning-a-prophecy-a-plea/

Faith – Repentance & Faux-Christianity https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/05/faith-repentance-faux-christianity/

In the Beginning God – Why? https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/27/in-the-beginning-god-why/

Eschatology, Prophecy & Israel’s Capital – Jerusalem https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/12/06/eschatology-prophecy-israels-capital-jerusalem/

 

Codex Sinaiticus – some notes

A collection of facts with references relevant to the Codex Sinaiticus…

Two of the oldest complete (or nearly complete) manuscripts are the Codex Sinaiticus and Codex Vaticanus. They are both written on parchment, and have a large number of corrections written over the original text.

Codex Sinaiticus, also known as “Aleph” (the Hebrew letter א), was found by Count Tischendorf in 1859 at the Monastery of St Catherine on Mount Sinai. Portions of the manuscript were found in the monastery dump, and a larger portion was presented to Tischendorf by one of the monks. It is a large codex, with 400 pages (or leaves) comprising about half of the Old Testament in the Septuagint version and the full New Testament. It has been dated to the second half of the 4th century and has been highly valued by Bible scholars in their efforts to reconstruct the original biblical text. Sinaiticus has heavily influenced the translation work of modern Bible versions. Though it is considered by some scholars to represent an original form of the text, it is also recognized as the most heavily corrected early New Testament manuscript.

There is much to be learned from examining these and other ancient texts, and they should continue to be highly valued by scholars. While there may be differences in opinion as to how they are to be used, one thing is certain—even with their textual variations, they show us that God has preserved His Word through the ages. We may debate the particular wording in a few passages, but the fact remains that over 90 percent of the New Testament text is unanimously supported by all the ancient manuscripts. In those passages where the proper reading is disputed, there is no major doctrinal change, and we can rest assured that we have the accurate, revealed words of God passed down to us.

See: https://www.gotquestions.org/Codex-Sinaiticus-Vaticanus.html


  • The CNN article notes that many of the changes are as minor as “the alteration of a single letter,” while the BBC News article states that “many of the other alterations and differences are minor.” Indeed, we examined several discrepancies; the omitted verses are, almost across the board, not central to the biblical accounts. For example, consider two of the verses missing: Matthew 23:14 and Luke 17:36. Removing those verses does not change the Bible from saying that Jesus is Lord to saying that He isn’t, or from saying that Jesus rose again to saying that He didn’t. If a person were to try to strike all verses from the Bible that recorded miracles or Jesus’s claims to be God, the result would be a very different (and far longer) list of missing verses.
  • Many modern Bible translations either exclude or bracket the verses in question, anyway. For instance, the New American Standard Bible and the Holman Christian Standard Bible put such verses in brackets and note that some manuscripts omit the bracketed text. The New King James Version does not bracket such verses but does footnote that some manuscripts omit the passages. The New International Version excludes the verses entirely. So it’s not as if the missing verses are presented by modern English translations as original when they really might not be; most modern versions acknowledge that there is some uncertainty over whether or not the verses were part of the original, inspired manuscripts. And, again, since these verses are not central to Christianity, it’s less of an issue than some suggest.
  • The Bible didn’t drop out of the sky in completed form; we recognize the role of inspired and godly individuals in recording, collecting, and preserving God’s Word. From the time of the Apostles’ ministry to the closing of the canon, fragments of both genuine and fake gospels circulated (though the latter only later). Human copyists and translators through the centuries could introduce an error—accidentally or intentionally—just as easily as any of us could today (and the Codex Sinaiticus has missing Old Testament fragments as well). The existence of minimally divergent manuscripts shows the role of human error but, conversely, elevates the important role of the early church in weighing the evidence and clarifying which books were canonical and which were erroneous (again, by accident or by intent). Likewise, the inclusion of Apocryphal books may have been done for historical purposes, even though the early church consistently rejected these books as canonical.
  • As always, presuppositions come into play. If two versions of a book are slightly different, does that mean one has added material or that the other has deleted material? Furthermore, there is no concrete way to determine (1) which extant manuscript was first (the Codex Sinaiticus or the Codex Vaticanus), (2) the content of manuscripts that no longer exist, or (3) whether just because a manuscript is the oldest means it is the most accurate copy.
  • Ignored by news reports is how similar the codex is to the today’s Bible. The media points out the few, mostly minor, discrepancies but ignores the fact that the essential message of the New Testament remains unchanged.

Ultimately, believers and unbelievers alike are faced with a key question, “Who would die for a lie?” And if all the supernatural doctrines of Christianity were introduced after the fact (as some skeptics believe), why do the earliest manuscripts not omit all references to Christ’s deity, the miracles, the Resurrection, etc.? The Codex Sinaiticus is an interesting insight into early church history, and while it reminds us of the important role copyists and others played in preserving God’s Word, its age and similarity to today’s translation confirm, rather than dispute, the Bible’s accuracy.

See: https://answersingenesis.org/archaeology/content-of-a-codex/


FYI – “Oldest Bible” DOES include resurrection

I was recently asked “How are Christians dealing with the resurrection not appearing in the Bible recently published online as the worlds oldest bible?”
I thought you might be interested in my answer:

I take it you are talking about the “codex sinaiticus” The resurrection does appear in all four gospels… However there is a part of mark that is “missing” this really isn’t news. Most modern bibles note that some manuscripts don’t include the end. The codex itself is something scholars have had access to for some time, although it was split up. It’s not actually that old compared to many of the other manuscripts (4th century vs 1st Century). The media has reported poorly on this. I am excited to have it online though. It is a VERY important manuscript.

However it is not oldest manuscript

Also it does not leave out the resurrection anywhere but does “omit” appearances of Jesus to many people FOLLOWING the resurrection at the end of MARK (one of four gospels)

The way Christians deal with that is pretty simple.
1) We either believe that particular section is not “inspired”
2) We believe it was an Oral tradition similar to the “women caught in adultery” passage that was added by a scribe, but validated in the process of Canonization (my personal take)
3) We don’t care… or some other perspective

See: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/billykangas/2009/09/fyi-oldest-bible-does-include-resurrection.html

Atheism-Satanism – Birds of a Feather

The Atheist revels in foolishness and darkness for they are the children of Satan and seek the “second death” as a result of rebellion, deception, naiveté. Compounding this tragedy is the fact that the Atheist is not content with seeking the fires of Hell alone, they clamor to entice millions to join them.  In America and around the World, they are exceedingly successful.

As we near the “day of the Lord” and “the Kingdom of God,” take note that the soul of everyone who rejects the Gift of God’s Salvation through faith, trust, obedience, to the Lord Jesus Christ will, instantaneously upon death of the body, be relegated to Hades awaiting the Great White Throne Judgment. At this Judgment before the Lord Jesus Christ, the Atheist will be found guilty of having disobeyed the Lord’s Commands/Edicts and will subsequently suffer the second death in the fires of Hell.

Why the Hell and Brimstone comment? Life is short, our Lord is near and there is no time for Political Correctness and “feelings.” The primary purpose of our “life” in the realm of “time” is to prepare for Eternity. God the Father is seeking those who desire to serve Him faithfully in the coming Kingdom of God. If you desire LIFE on a New Earth that is free from sin, disease, death, I urge you to repent of your sin, seek forgiveness and obey the Son of God – Jesus Christ our Lord. If you desire eternal death, deny the Son and live in disobedience to His will for your life…you will reap what you sow!

jesus - he who has the son has life but he that does not obey son shall not see life NASB

jesus - end time prophecies rev 20 14 then death and hades were thrown into the lake of fire this is the second death

Rickey D. Holtsclaw