Opportunity is Knocking.

“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”

Galatians 6:10 NIV


Someone once told me that it’s not a problem.  It’s an opportunity!  I didn’t really like or respect him at the time but he was right on this one issue.  The world is filled with opportunities of all kinds even when everything appears bleak. Don’t give up and ask God for help in Jesus name. God has helped me so he can surely help you.


Our critically injured friend is on the road to recovery!!!

glennjudyfancy  Our friend Bob was injured severely in a work accident but is now out of the coma and walking with assistance!  He recognizes people but still has a long way to go.  It seems like he is recovering from the injury to his brain and everyone is hopeful that he will make a complete recovery in every way. Praise God!

My friend was in a critical work accident….

glennjudyfancy…..  I never expected my friend Bob to be hurt critically in a work related accident. His family and friends are all hoping and praying for his swift recovery.  Bob has always been physically strong and has great faith in Jesus.  Both of these things will help him now in his hour of need.  Please pray for his swift healing and full recovery.

” The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. ”




Atheists attack Islam

“Uncle Eric goes after Islam « Why Evolution Is True” http://feedly.com/k/18abl0J

Atheists may not have any problems when they insult Jesus but it may not be advisable to insult Muhammad in print. Most Christians simply pray for you if you slap them in the face but there are plenty of Muslims who are not as forgiving. A Christian death bed conversion is sufficient to make a person right with Jesus and his followers on earth. Atheists would be smart if they pick their fights with someone that doesn’t have the potential to shorten their lifespan dramatically since all they care about is their life on earth.

Vince Gill confronts Westboro Baptist protesters

Jael Phelps picketing Trinity Episcopal Church...
Jael Phelps picketing Trinity Episcopal Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Vince Gill confronts Westboro Baptist protesters

The Westboro Baptist group shows what can happen when a religious group becomes isolated from society. These cults develop strong emotional positions that are not based on reality and they are dangerous. Fortunately this group hasn’t actually physically hurt anyone yet but I bet that’s next. They are not representative of average Baptists. I would not consider myself a perfect Baptist but I do attend a Baptist Church because it’s doctrines are the closest thing I can find to the words of Jesus. The Church I attend would never take part in the poisonous actions of Westboro Baptist except to condemn them. The members of Westboro Baptist do not know Jesus or the meaning of his words. I have seen other religious groups use Jesus words for the purpose of advancing their own agenda’s. The book of Revelation says that God will say to some “Depart from me,.. I  never knew you.”

God’s Voice

British Library Add. MS 59874 Ethiopian Bible ...
British Library Add. MS 59874 Ethiopian Bible – Matthew’s Gospel (Ge’ez script) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Some Christians claim that they hear God‘s voice directly and that God tells them what to do specifically in every aspect of their life. This belief is dangerous because it leads them to believe that they are infallible and in essence they become their own God.  Soon they begin to tell other people how to live their life and it is usually apparent that they have ulterior motives.  Pentecostal TV evangelists usually fall into this category but average Christians can also be seduced by this attractive sin.


All human beings are fallible so don’t believe the excrement that is troweled out by these misguided Christians. The basic concepts of the Bible are easily understood by reading the New Testament. People should not give up their personal freedom just because a voice in another person’s head told them they should do a specific action. Religious manipulation of other people is disgusting and you should never let it happen to you. The principles of the Bible are the only totally reliable guide for your personal life. Voices in your head may be seductive but that doesn’t mean that God is speaking directly to you.


Hatred in Religion

Religion that claims to follow the principles of Jesus in the Bible but instead promotes man made rigid dogma is personally repulsive to me.  I have encountered Christians that spew hatred at anyone they dislike and they use some misquoted minor passage in the Bible to justify their extreme venom.  These Christians are not fulfilling the great commission because they are driving people away from Christ by showing the hatred in their thoughts.

Political beliefs are a common way of expressing this type of religious hatred. I have friends that hate President Obama and other friends that hate President Bush. I suspect that actual violence would occur if they were trapped in a room together long enough. Provided no one was hurt, I might actually enjoy watching an encounter of that nature as long as I didn’t have to participate.  I guess some Christians were born stupid and they plan to die that way while they drive people away from Christ during their lifetime.


Is God fair and loving to all people ?

Life is short and cruel to many people around the world. The God I serve would not condemn a young child to an eternal hell because the child died without a missionary reaching him first with the knowledge of Jesus atoning death upon the cross.  God does not explain everything he does but he does say he loved us while we were yet sinners. God is capable of forgiving sin without human intervention and I have confidence that he will do what is right in every case.

Many of the problems created by religion are caused by religious leaders using fear and intimidation to make people conform to their wishes. It is too easy to use the Bible as an artificial threat to make people do what you want them to do.  This gives atheist’s plenty of ammunition because they hate the Bible and don’t want to admit that their own conscience is convicting them of sin in their lives. Sin is not an artificial problem imposed by archaic religious dogma.  Sin is what causes the very real problems in our world.  Everyone sins and we all know we do because our conscience convicts us.  Accepting Jesus is the only answer that will ever give a person a clear conscience.