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Evolution – A Religion from Hell

“Richard Dawkins not only regards Darwinism as compatible with atheism, but that atheism is a logical outcome of evolutionary belief. He has long promoted atheism both individually and as part of atheistic organizations.”

See: (The Greatest Hoax on Earth?) https://creation.com/the-greatest-hoax-on-earth/introduction.php

Why do People Believe in Evolution?

  • It is all that they have been taught and exposed to, they believe the evidence supports evolution.
  • They do not want to be lumped with people who do not believe in evolution and are often considered to be less intelligent or “backward.”
  • Evolution has the stamp of approval from real scientists, and evolutionary history allows people to reject the idea of God and legitimize their own immorality.
  • Evaluating the presuppositions behind belief in evolution makes for a much more productive discussion. Two intelligent people can arrive at different conclusions using the same evidence; therefore, their starting assumptions is the most important issue in discussing historical science.

The Disastrous Results of Darwin’s Evolutionary Theory

  • Michael Denton (Denton, Evolution: A Theory in Crisis) suggests that the chief impact of Darwin’s ideas was to make atheism possible and respectable in light of the evidence for a Designer.
  • Darwin’s ideas fostered an environment where God was no longer needed—nature was all that was necessary.
  • Darwin’s ideas ushered in a pagan era that is now reaching a critical point.
  • The idea that the appearance of design suggests a designer became an invalid argument in the eyes of evolutionists.

Note: Darwin developed his ideas over many years after his journey aboard the Beagle. The idea of natural selection was recognized by creationists before Darwin used it to remove the glory from God. https://answersingenesis.org/natural-selection/speciation/speciation-yes-evolution-no/

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Mutations: evolution’s engine becomes evolution’s end!

Excerpt: Mutations are not uniquely biological events that provide an engine of natural variation for natural selection to work upon and produce all the variety of life. Mutation is the purely physical result of the all-pervading mechanical damage that accompanies all molecular machinery. As a consequence, all multicellular life on earth is undergoing inexorable genome decay because the deleterious mutation rates are so high, the effects of the individual mutations are so small, there are no compensatory beneficial mutations and natural selection is ineffective in removing the damage.

See: https://creation.com/mutations-are-evolutions-end

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That Quote about the Missing Transitional Fossils

Excerpt: Being a world-renowned fossil expert, Patterson’s frank admissions were embarrassing to adherents of the ‘religion of evolution’—including himself, it would appear. But there were even more devastating revelations to come from Dr. Patterson.

During a public lecture presented at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History on 5 November 1981, he dropped a bombshell among his peers that evening, who became very angry and emotional. Here are some extracts from what he said:

‘ … I’m speaking on two subjects, evolutionism and creationism, and I believe it’s true to say that I know nothing whatever about either … One of the reasons I started taking this anti-evolutionary view, well, let’s call it non-evolutionary, was last year I had a sudden realization.

‘… One morning I woke up … and it struck me that I had been working on this stuff [evolution] for twenty years, and there was not one thing I knew about it.’ He added:

‘That was quite a shock that one could be misled for so long … I’ve tried putting a simple question to various people and groups of people: “Can you tell me anything you know about evolution, any one thing that you think is true?” I tried that question on the geology staff in the Field Museum of Natural History, and the only answer I got was silence. I tried it on the members of the Evolutionary Morphology Seminar in the University of Chicago … and all I got there was silence for a long time, and then eventually one person said: “Yes, I do know one thing. It ought not to be taught in high school.”

Dr. Colin Patterson, (1933 – 1988) former senior paleontologist (fossil expert) at the prestigious British Museum of Natural History.

See: https://creation.com/that-quote-about-the-missing-transitional-fossils

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Evolution is NOT Science

Also see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RLcfwAYCjQ

Religion: A cause, principle, or system of belief held to with ardor and faith (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/religion) “ardor” – enthusiasm or passion, fervor, zeal, vehemence, intensity, verve, fire, emotion.

Faith: Firm belief in something for which there is no proof.  (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faith)

Science: Systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation. (http://dictionaryreference.com/browse/science)

Note: Evolution is not a science because Evolution has never been observed or nor has experimentation of evolution taken place; however, evolution does fit nicely into the definition of religion. Evolution is a system of beliefs for which there is no proof.

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Evolution – Which one?

Which “Evolution” are you discussing…there are six-meanings to the word, evolution.

  1. Cosmic Evolution: The origin of time, space and matter, i.e. Big Bang. “Nothing exploded and created everything.”
  2. Chemical Evolution: The origin of higher elements from hydrogen. According to the Big Bang Theory, the Big Bang created hydrogen and some helium but the question remains, how did the other 105 elements evolve? Did uranium evolve from hydrogen? Evolutionists say “yes” because of fusion in the stars but you cannot fuse past iron…also you have a “chicken and the egg” problem because you must have stars to make the elements and the elements to make the stars; therefore, which one came first?
  3. Stellar and Planetary Evolution: Origin of stars and planets. No one has ever seen a star form. “The silent embarrassment of modern astrophysics is that we do not know how even a single one of these stars managed to form.” (Martin Harwit, Science, vol. 231, 7 March 1986, p. 1201-1202)  A scientist might see a spot in the sky and claim they observed a star form but what they’re actually witnessing is a scenario where a dust cloud has moved from in-front of a star…the star was present the whole time. We do see stars explode forming a Nova or a Super Nova…this is observed about every 30-years…yet we’ve never seen a star actually form. It has been estimated that there are enough stars for every person on Earth to own 11-trillion of them…yet we do not know their origin…these are only the stars we know about but it’s possible there could many more. Also see Harvard/NASA’s explanation for origin: https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/seuforum/bb_whycare.htm
  4. Organic Evolution: Origin of life. According to Evolution, life must find its genesis in non-life yet no one has a clue relevant to how this is possible. Scientists have attempted to create life in the laboratory but they failed and even if science could create life in a controlled environment, this would only prove that Intelligence is required to create life…this would not prove evolution.
  5. Macro-Evolution: Changing from one KIND into another KIND. Note: A dog and a wolf are the same “KIND” but different species – but Darwin, in his book, The Origin of the Species, changed the classification from “KIND” to “species.” All we have ever observed is what evolutionists themselves call “subspeciation” (variation within a kind), never “transspeciation” (change from one kind to others)
  6. Micro-Evolution: Variations within KINDS…only this one has been observed. Micro-Evolution or variation within a KIND results from adaptation, breeding. Speciation yes! – Evolution no! (https://answersingenesis.org/natural-selection/speciation/speciation-yes-evolution-no/) Again: All we have ever observed is what evolutionists themselves call “subspeciation” (variation within a kind), never “transspeciation” (change from one kind to others)

Note that the first FIVE kinds of evolution are RELIGIOUS – NON-SCIENCE and are religious views for we have never observed any of them. Both Creationism and Evolution are religious by definition…one must choose to “believe.”

Evolution requires great faith in that which has never been observed:

  • Life coming from non-life
  • Matter creating itself
  • Animals producing different KINDS of animals
  • NONE of these things has ever been observed; therefore, Evolution is a religion consisting of faith/belief not a science.

Darwin’s Use of KIND

Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, P.F. Collier & Sons, 1909

See: http://www.creationliberty.com/articles/kind.php

Though the typical evolutionist insists that a “kind” is not a scientific classification, even Charles Darwin himself used the term “kind” in its proper context.

[p.34] — “… the greyhound, bloodhound, terrier, spaniel, and bulldog, which we all know propagate their kind truly,”

[p.94] — “… would have the best chance of surviving and of procreating their kind?”

[p.116] — “… they will have a better chance of surviving and propagating their kind;”

[p.154] — “In treatises on many kinds of cultivated plants, certain varieties are said to withstand certain climates better than others;”

[p.290] — “… from being sterile, they cannot propagate their kind.”

[p.339] — “… some of the higher animals, which propagate their kind much more slowly…”

[p.356] — “Yet these birds… they exist in infinite numbers and of many kinds.”

[p.522] — “Some of the many kinds of animals which live on the beach…”

Evolutionary Terms Defined

https://answersingenesis.org/natural-selection/natural-selection-vs-evolution/

Natural Selection: the process by which individuals possessing a set of traits that confer a survival advantage in a given environment tend to leave more offspring on average that survive to reproduce in the next generation.

  • Natural selection is an observable process that falls into the category of operational science.
  • We have observed mosquitoes, birds, and many microorganisms undergoing change in relatively short periods of time. (all within their KIND)
  • New species have been observed to arise.
  • Biblical creationists agree with evolutionists on most of the ideas associated with natural selection, except the idea that natural selection leads to molecules-to-man evolution.

Speciation: the process of change in a population that produces distinct populations which rarely naturally interbreed due to geographic isolation or other factors.

  • Speciation is observable and fits into the category of operational science. Speciation has never been observed to turn one kind of animal into another.

Adaptation: a physical trait or behavior due to inherited characteristics that gives an organism the ability to survive in a given environment.

  • Evolutionary biologists assume, based on geologic interpretations, that there have been billions of years for this process to occur. But if long ages did not exist, the hypothesis cannot be true.
  • The other requirement, a mechanism for change, is also assumed to exist—even though it has never been observed.

Example: To produce the new bones in the fins (for a fish to walk on land) requires an elaborate orchestration of biologic processes. The bones don’t just have to be present; they must develop at the right time in the embryo, have their shape and size predetermined by the DNA sequence, be attached to the correct tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels, attach to the bones of the pectoral girdle, and so on. The amount of information required for this seemingly simple transformation cannot be provided by a process that generally deletes information from the genome.

Evolution: all life on earth has come about through descent with modification from a single common ancestor (a hypothetical, primitive, single-celled organism).

  • “Is evolution a valid scientific idea since it cannot be observed in experiments and repeated to show that the conclusions are valid?”
  • The fact that evolutionary processes, on the scale of millions of years, cannot be observed, tested, repeated, or falsified places them in the category of historical science.

Operational Science v. Historical Science

Operational Science can be defined as any science that sets out to describe how something works. It uses the traditional tools of observation and experimentation. Examples of this sort of science would include physics and chemistry.

Historical Science can be defined as any science that attempts to piece together past events in order to explain those events. Examples of Historical Sciences would include Archaeology and Police Forensics.

A key difference between these two types of science is that theories in operational sciences can usually be thoroughly tested in order to prove whether or not the theory is true. In contrast, in historical science, theories generally cannot be tested and always have some level of assumptions and doubts.

All theories about the formation and creation of the universe, the world, life, and man fall into the category of historical science. The events are all past events that are not observable. See: https://www.truthortradition.com/articles/a-critical-distinction-operational-science-vs-historical-science

A Major Problem for Evolution

  • A major problem for evolution is the huge increase in information content of organisms through time.
  • The problem is that through the imagined history of life on earth, the information content of the genomes of organisms must have increased dramatically.
  • Beginning with the most primitive form of life, we have a relatively simple genome compared to the genomes that we see today. Mutations are said to provide the fuel for the evolutionary engine. Virtually all observed mutations result in a loss in the information content of a genome.

What is a genome?

A genome is an organism’s complete set of DNA, including all of its genes. Each genome contains all of the information needed to build and maintain that organism. In humans, a copy of the entire genome—more than 3 billion DNA base pairs—is contained in all cells that have a nucleus. https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/hgp/genome

 

Example: There would need to be some way to consistently add information to the genome to arrive at palm trees and people from a simple single-celled organism—the hypothetical common ancestor of all life on earth. Evolutionists have failed to answer the question, “Where did all the new information come from since mutations are known to reduce information?” You cannot expect evolution, which requires a net gain in information over millions of years, to occur as a result of mutation and natural selection. Natural selection, evolution’s supposed mechanism, causes a loss of information and can only act on traits that are already present!

In one of the most brilliantly and perceptively developed themes in his book Evolution: A Theory in Crisis, Denton shows how leaders in the science of classification, after a century of trying vainly to accommodate evolution, are returning to, and fleshing out, the creationist typological concepts of the pre-Darwinian era. Indeed, the study of biological classification was founded by Karl von Linné (Carolus Linnaeus) on the basis of his conscious and explicit biblical belief that living things were created to multiply after kind, and that these created kinds could be rationally grouped in a hierarchical pattern reflecting themes and variations in the Creator’s mind. If evolution were true, says Denton, classification of living things ought to reflect a sequential pattern, like the classification of wind speeds, with arbitrary divisions along a continuum (e.g., the classification of hurricanes into categories 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 along a wind speed gradient). In sharp contrast, living things fit into distinctly bounded hierarchical categories, with each member “equi-representative” of the group, and “equidistant” from members of other defined groups.

“Actually,” concluded Gould, “the existence of distinct species was quite consistent with creationist tenets of a pre-Darwinian era” (emphasis added). I would simply like to add that the evidence is also quite consistent with the creationist tenets of the present post-neo-Darwinian era. In Darwin’s time, as well as the present, “creation” seems to be the more logical inference from our observations.

The collapse of neo-Darwinism has sparked interest in creation among secular intellectuals, leading to the influential movement now called “Intelligent Design” or ID. ID spokesmen present evidence for intelligent design without tying it to the Bible or any other overtly religious position. ID gained worldwide notoriety with Darwin on Trial in which a prestigious law professor from the University of California at Berkeley, Phillip Johnson,3 demonstrated that Darwinian evolution was based on so many errors in logic and violations of the rules of evidence that it represented little more than a thinly veiled apologetic for philosophic naturalism. Books and visuals by Jonathan Wells show that popular Icons of Evolution4 still used in textbooks, museum displays, and television programs were discredited scientifically years ago.

It’s no wonder that in recent times evolutionists have left the defense of evolution largely to lawyers, judges, politicians, educators, the media, and the clergy, NOT to scientists. Even secular and agnostic scientists are becoming creationists!

See: https://answersingenesis.org/natural-selection/speciation/speciation-yes-evolution-no/)

Example of Natural Selection and Speciation

Using the dog kind as an example, we can see the amazing variety that was programmed into the DNA from creation. Using basic genetic principles and operational science, we can understand how the great diversity seen in the dogs of the present world could have come from one pair of dogs on Noah’s Ark.

  • Using the genes A, B, and C as examples of recessive/dominant traits in dogs, if an AaBbCc male were to mate with an AaBbCc female, there are 27 different combinations (AABBCC … aabbcc) possible in the offspring.
  • If these three genes coded for fur characteristics, we would get dogs with many types of fur—from long and thick to short and thin.
  • As these dogs migrated around the globe after the Flood, they encountered different climates. Those that were better suited to the environment of the cold North survived and passed on the genes for long, thick fur. The opposite was true in the warmer climates.
  • Natural selection is a key component of the explanation of events following the Flood that led to the world we now see.
  • This type of speciation has been observed to happen very rapidly and involves mixing and expression of the preexisting genetic variability.
  • Not only does natural selection select from already existing information, it causes a loss of information since unfavorable genes are removed from the population.
  • Mutations are not able to add new information to the genome.
  • Not a single mutation has been observed to cause an increase in the amount of information in a genome.
  • The differences in groups of similar organisms that are isolated from one another may eventually become great enough so that the populations no longer interbreed in the wild. This is how new species have formed since the Flood and why the straw man argument set up at the beginning is a false representation of creationist interpretations.
  • All we have ever observed is what evolutionists themselves call “subspeciation” (variation within kind), never “transspeciation” (change from one kind to others)

No matter how hard evolutionists try, they cannot explain where the new information that is necessary to turn a reptile into a bird comes from.

  • The typical neo-Darwinian mechanism of mutation, chance, and time cannot generate new information.
  • The failure of evolutionary models to explain how a single cell could have evolved more complex information by additive mutations challenges the entire concept.

If we start from the Bible, we begin with the idea of specially created organisms possessing large amounts of genetic variability.

  • These original kinds have undergone mutations—which cause a loss of information—and have been changed into new species by natural selection. In this biblical framework, the history of life makes sense.

Micro and Macro Evolution – Explanation and a problem for Evolutionists

Evolution has also taken on two different meanings that are not equal.

Microevolution

  • Accepted by evolutionists and creationists alike as good observational science. This type of evolution allows change within groups but not between groups.

Macroevolution

  • Involves the idea that all organisms on earth share a common ancestor by descent with modification.

Typically, textbooks show that new species can form—evolution has occurred—so they argue that it is obvious that evolution, in the molecules-to-man sense, must have occurred.

  • The problem is that just because natural selection and speciation have occurred (and there is strong evidence to support such claims) the claim that all life has evolved from a common ancestor is based on many assumptions that cannot be ultimately proven.

Evolution and Origin – assumptions and problems arise

When we deal with the issue of origins, we must realize that:

  • No people were there to observe and record the events.
  • When scientists discuss the origins of the universe, the earth, or life on earth, we must realize that the discussion is based on assumptions. These fallible assumptions make the conclusions of the discussion less valid than if the discussion were based on actual observation.
  • Almost all biology books and textbooks written in the last two-generations have been written as if these presuppositions were true.
  • Proponents of the evolutionary worldview expect everyone to accept evolution as fact. This is a difficult case to make when the how, why, when, and where of evolutionary history are sharply contested or unknown by the scientists who insist evolution is a fact.

Evolutionists often claim that creation is not scientific because of the unprovable assumptions that it is based on.

  • The fact that evolution is based on its own set of unprovable, untestable, and unfalsifiable assumptions is recognized by many in the scientific community.

Within the scientific literature, the mathematical and chemical impossibilities of the origin of the universe and life on earth are recognized. Many notable scientists, including Sir Fred Hoyle and Sir Francis Crick, have gone so far as to suggest that life originated on other planets or was brought to earth by an intelligent being. These ideas are no less testable than special creation but avoid invoking God as our Creator.

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Creationists Point to Huge Holes in Evolution “Theory”

See: https://creationtoday.org/creationist-challenge/

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Does Richard Lenski “Escherichia coli experiment” prove Evolution? No!

Evolution’s Top Example Topples

Excerpt: “This is evolution by degradation. All of the functional parts of the system were already in place before random mutation began to degrade them. Thus it is of no help to Darwinists, who require a mechanism that will construct new, functional systems.”
See: Behe, M. A Blind Man Carrying a Legless Man Can Safely Cross the Street: Experimentally Confirming the Limits to Darwinian Evolution. Evolution News. Posted on evolutionnews.org January 11, 2012, accessed August 13, 2015.

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Do new functions arise by gene duplication? No…

Excerpt: “However, biologists are now becoming more and more convinced theoretically and empirically that most duplicated gene copies undergo degenerative, rather than constructive, mutations, ending up in nonfunctionalization.”

Evolution by gene duplication predicts a proportional increase in genome size with organism complexity but this is contradicted by the evidence. It is not genome size but intergenic regulatory sequences and gene regulation hierarchies that determine complexity. Gene regulation networks are irreducibly complex and constitute an insurmountable barrier for the theory.”

See: https://creation.com/do-new-functions-arise-by-gene-duplication

Does gene duplication provide the engine for evolution?

Excerpt: “Proponents of the gene-duplication hypothesis of evolution argue that a mutation can cause the duplication of a gene that allows one copy of the gene to mutate and evolve to perform a novel function, while allowing the other copy of the gene to continue to perform the original gene’s function. Gene duplication is now widely believed by Darwinists to be the main source of all new genes. A review of the evidence shows that there are numerous problems and contradictions in this theory and the empirical evidence indicates that gene duplication has a role in variation within kinds but not in evolution. Darwinists therefore have nothing more to go on than to depend heavily upon extrapolations from gene similarities—a circular argument founded upon the assumption of evolution, and yet another example of evolutionary story telling.”

“Darwinists promote gene duplication as an important means of evolution, not because of the evidence, but because they see no other viable mechanism to produce the required large number of new functional genes to turn a microbe into a microbiologist. In other words, evolution by gene-duplication is yet another example of just-so story-telling.”

See: https://creation.com/does-gene-duplication-provide-the-engine-for-evolution

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Does homology provide evidence of evolutionary naturalism?

Excerpt: “Homology involves the theory that macroevolutionary relationships can be proven by the similarity in the anatomy and physiology of different animals. Since Darwin, homology has been cited in textbooks as a major proof for evolution. A review of the literature on homology indicates that the theory does not provide evidence for evolutionary naturalism, and that the common examples of homology can be better explained by Creation. Furthermore, increased knowledge about the genetic and molecular basis of life has revealed many major exceptions and contradictions to the theory which, as a result, have largely negated homology as a proof of evolution.”

See: https://creation.com/does-homology-provide-evidence-of-evolutionary-naturalism

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Common Ancestor and Genetic Similarity

Excerpt: “Moreover, if the thesis of common ancestry were correct, we are not talking about there being a few transitional forms like Archaeopteryx. Rather, as Michael Denton says in his book, there should be literally millions and millions of these transitional forms in the fossil record. Think, for example, of all of the intermediate forms that would have to exist in order for a bat and a whale to have descended from a common ancestor. And yet, they are not there. Moreover, a bat and a whale are actually rather closely related on the evolutionary tree of life in that bats and whales are both mammals. They are both vertebrates. Think how many transitional forms would have to exist for a bat and a sponge to be descended from the same ancestor. So this problem can’t just be dismissed by saying we haven’t dug deep enough. The transitional forms haven’t been found because they don’t seem to be there. This absence would be consistent with versions of the thesis of common ancestry that appeal to leaps in the evolutionary development so you wouldn’t find the transitional forms but it would tell against versions that are gradualist in their development.

So it seems to me that the data concerning common ancestry are mixed. I think the genetic evidence does lend support to the thesis of common ancestry but the fossil evidence tends to go against it. So our final verdict will attempt to ask how we can put this evidence together in such a way as to best explain the evidence.”

See: https://www.reasonablefaith.org/podcasts/defenders-podcast-series-2/s2-creation-and-evolution/creation-and-evolution-part-18/

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Does the DNA similarity between chimps and humans prove a common ancestry?

Excerpt: The DNA similarity data does NOT quite mean what the evolutionary popularizers claim!

See: https://christiananswers.net/q-aig/aig-c018.html

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Radiometric Dating – a Worldview is at Play

The way it really is: little-known facts about radiometric dating

See: https://creation.com/the-way-it-really-is-little-known-facts-about-radiometric-dating

Radiometric Dating — Is It Accurate?

See: https://creationtoday.org/radiometric-dating-is-it-accurate/

More Bad News for Radiometric Dating

Excerpt: I really feel “bullish” about the creationist model now. Evolution has always been in trouble. I now have a good explanation for where the flood water came from and where it went, based on water trapped inside the crust (however the planet formed or was created). And now radiometric dating has had its foundation removed from under it. I suspect that a number of geologists now realize the implications of what they know about the lead and uranium content of subducted oceanic plate versus crustal material and the mechanics of magma solidification. What it means is that radiometric dates have no necessary relation to true ages! (For this I’m mainly concerned with the geologic column of Cambrian and above.) At least, there are so many variables to consider that the relationship between radiometric ages and true ages is too complicated to disentangle at present, isochrons or no isochrons.

See: http://www.cs.unc.edu/~plaisted/ce/dating2.html

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Related Article: Progressivism – Party of Deception and Death: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2018/01/26/progressivism-satans-party-of-death/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who is Allah?

It is imperative that one understands the manifestation of the cosmic-Spiritual struggle between Lucifer and Yeshua and how said struggle has manifest in Time.

The following information regarding the Truth about Allah is copied from my article: “In the Beginning, God….Why?” https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2017/09/27/in-the-beginning-god-why/

1) Ishmael is the illegitimate son of Abraham and Hagar who was born not by the will of God but by the impatience and disobedience of Abraham and Sarah.

2) Ishmael is the genealogical genesis of Islam and he is not the son of promise but ONLY through Isaac who is the “son of promise” (Abraham, Isaac and Jacob “Israel”) did our LORD bring forth Messiah-Yeshua who died to redeem mankind unto Himself and forgive sin for all that trust in Him as Savior-God and grant them the privilege of eternal life.

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3) Allah, the god of Islam, is not Creator but created…Allah is Lucifer-Satan.

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4) Muhammad is Allah’s false prophet who plagiarized the Jewish Torah to construct the Quran.

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5) The current struggle between Islam v. Israel/the Jew/the Christian is the Spiritual struggle initiated by Lucifer’s rebellion in Eternity that has been translated to Earth/Time to be dealt with by our Creator apart from His Eternal Kingdom. The severity and destructiveness of sin mandated the removal of this struggle from the Kingdom.

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6) Islam will ultimately be the “spark” that ignites the coming Apocalypse that will be initiated in the City of Jerusalem…the coming Nuclear War that will engulf all of the Nations that come against our LORD’s chosen people, the Jew.

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Finally, all available evidence in Scripture leads to the conclusion that had Lucifer not rebelled, there would be absolutely no reason for the creation of Time, the Universe, Earth, Mankind or Hell.  This LIFE constrained by Time is nothing more than preparation for Eternity. Every man, woman, child has been provided a unique opportunity to take part in God’s Plan of redemption where our Creator is currently seeking those who will be faithful to serve Him throughout Eternity. The Key to finding life and purpose in Time and in Eternity is Jesus Christ and trusting in Jesus as your personal Savior and LORD…there is no other way for mankind to find righteousness (a right standing) before God the Father and there is no other way to find life in Eternity without Jesus Christ as your Mediator for sin.

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What can a man give in exchange for his soul? .

Rickey D. Holtsclaw

Also see…

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

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

 

Atheist Demands: Prove your God Exists!

Pondering…

Why is there “something” as opposed to “nothing?” If not God then Who, What, Where, When, Why and How? Where did the matter that forms our Universe find its origin?

Has mankind been placed within this Time-Space continuum and abandoned without an explanation relevant to causation, purpose, destiny?

Is it logical, rational to believe that the complexity of all that exists in Time is simply a mystery and unknowable – nothing more than a culmination of Time+Chance? If so, where did Time receive its definition and linear progression and when did Time become time…was there “something” before Time?

Is the epitome of our existence summed-up in three-score-and-ten and nothing more than the pursuit of pleasing our flesh in futility only to experience death in utter futility…is this the reasoning and purpose of this life constrained so stringently by Time?

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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).

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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-empiricism for the finite/carnal will never define the Infinite God who is Spirit.

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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

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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, narrating under inspiration of the Holy Spirit, 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 Truth that you and I have been chosen by our Creator, Jesus Christ-Yeshua, to participate in an almost unfathomable cosmic struggle between Good v. Evil…a struggle that manifest in Eternity before the creation of Time, before the creation  of the Universe, before the creation of mankind. You and I have been placed here and constrained by Time for ONE specific purpose, TO PREPARE FOR ETERNITY!

Our Creator is presently using the deception and evil intent of His Enemy, Lucifer-Satan, to separate the Wheat from Chaff, the Sheep from Goats, the Faithful from the Unfaithful-Atheist. Our LORD is presently seeking those men and women who will be faithful to serve Him now and in Eternity.  This life in Time is essentially a spiritual “boot camp” where our Creator is preparing and shaping those who are destined for Eternity, those who are willing to serve the Living God in His coming Kingdom.

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The Atheist that rejects Jesus Christ-Yeshua as LORD-God will not see life in God’s Kingdom but will die a death of finality in the Lake of Fire/Hell subsequent to having been adjudicated “guilty” for unforgiven sin resulting from their rejection of God’s Gift of Salvation offered freely by Messiah.  Remember this, Hell was created specifically for Lucifer-Satan, his minions, the False Prophet-the Beast, but mankind enters the Portal of Hell by first climbing directly over the Cross of Jesus Christ…mankind “chooses” death in Hell by rejecting the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who shed His innocent blood for the forgiveness of sin.

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

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A Plea in Love

I strongly urge every Atheist to set-aside (for one-hour or so) everything they may have heard from men with an agenda about the Holy Bible or our Creator and sit quietly in a room alone and carefully-diligently-fervently read through the Gospel of John in the New Testament. Set-aside all doubts, fears, hostility and humble yourself by asking our Creator to enlighten your mind through the Holy Spirit so that you might see the Truth of God, His plan and purposes for you as you read this Gospel that emphasizes the Deity of Jesus Christ-Yeshua.

The Exclusivity of Prayer

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…

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

Who is Allah? https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2018/06/17/who-is-allah/

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.

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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/

 

Progressive Socialism – Party of Deception & Death

democrat - progressives...same game different names.

The following article is NOT the culmination of peer-reviewed articles or opinions of others, but the content reflects what I personally observed over 31-years of serving the Citizens of Houston, Texas as a Law Enforcement Officer and attending America’s public education system up through a Masters Degree.

Thank you,

Rickey D. Holtsclaw, Houston PD/Retired

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Progressivism – It’s all about POWER – Elitism

Progressive-Socialist Elites in America, beginning with John Dewey in the early 1900’s, 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? (Also see: http://www.scienceandapologetics.org/engl/turner.html)

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. America’s public education system no longer teaches children HOW to think but WHAT to think.

democrat - american students celebrating socialism

democrat - children wearing shirts f-trump

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.

democrat - lady holding sing f--- the police be gay do crime

 

democrat - american studen promoting socialism

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.

democrat - sexual perversity in the streets in front of children

democrat - mural cutting Trumps throat

democrat - child holding sign saying build a wall and my generation will tear it down

Democrat - atheist slut queer DEMONIC DECEPTION

socialism - Thomas Sowell the strongest argument for socialism is that it sounds good but it doesn't work

Solution?

America will continue to falter and fall prey to the death of Socialism – Moral Relativism unless President Trump takes the affirmative steps to initiate a full-repeal of Roe v. Wade (1973). “Let the States Decide” if they desire the blood of innocence defiling their land. President Trump must extricate the United States Federal Government out of the “business” of child sacrifice, child mutilation. The Faithful in America must turn back to the LORD and fervently pray for revival and restoration.

abortion - every child deserves the right to life

abortion - legalized killing

abortion - lady holding 24 wk baby in arms incredible

America was founded on the tenets of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and it is Jesus Christ who has sustained America for 242-years. President Trump is America’s Sabbath given by our LORD Jesus Christ that our Nation might turn away from its infanticide and its compromise with unencumbered sexual perversion. Our LORD Jesus Christ will not bless America with goodness, righteousness, sustainability as long as the United States Federal Government espouses the shedding of innocent blood, the mutilation of God’s children on the altar of convenience via Roe.

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Roe v. Wade (1973) (video) is wholly unconstitutional and violates the tortured and mutilated child’s 5th and 14th Amendment “due process” protections; Roe v. Wade (1973) is demonically inspired child sacrifice and our LORD “hates the hands that shed innocent blood.” (Proverbs 6:17)

Socialists and Socialism must be methodically weeded out of America’s public education system and methodically extricated from our Federal, State and Local Government either by voluntary consent of the Socialists themselves, a Convention of States via Article V, by force through prohibitive legislation or Civil War. America’s Constitutional Republic cannot be sustained while simultaneously infused with the metastasizing cancer of Socialism.

The “theory” of Evolution is nothing more than a pagan religion (video); therefore, allow the local community and school board to decide if they want Evolution, Biblical Creationism or neither taught in their public schools. Remove the lies of Evolution from of our children’s textbooks and simply teach science, math, reading, history void the subject of origin and permit mom’s and dad’s and Churches to serve as the spiritual educators in a child’s life? With that said, there is no arguing the point that instruction in Evolution in our public schools begets atheism, socialism, communism, moral relativism, humanism…a very important consideration when deciding what is most advantageous for our children’s future and the future of America.

“…and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14 NASB)

democrat - difference between socialism and communism by ayn rand

 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, Socialistic-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

 

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

baby in arms REPEAL ROE 2
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/

democrat - death totals in communism-socialism-islam

Also see:

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

Evolution – a Religion from Hell: https://rickeyholtsclaw.com/2018/09/12/evolution-a-religion-from-hell/

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.

atheism - the religion of atheism

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 better copy

 

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 - evolution - see to it that no one takes you capative through philosophy and empty deception according to the traditons of men

evolution - religion of evolution

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

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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.

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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!

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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/