Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Let Freedom Ring

By far, the best they've ever done this song. David Phelps is from another planet. If I were him, I would put my voice in a museum.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

May 21, 2011--Last Day?!?!

Harold Camping Article

What in the world are people thinking believing Harold Camping and his nonsense that the rapture will be on May 21, 2011. I don't get it. The boat for his proving himself sailed long ago when he said it was going to be in 1994. Let me rephrase: he said it might be in 1994...but there was the most humble possibility that his calculations could be wrong and it would be 2011 when it happened. Either way, only true believers (i.e. anyone who believes that the world will end when he does) will be raptured. I wouldn't quite call him a false prophet; after all, he never claimed to receive a vision from God or anything. I would say that he's a false teacher though. Telling people you have a sure thing when you don't isn't the best way to go about teaching the Gospel. This isn't the Da Vinci Code where we have to decipher hidden and complex messages in the Bible to figure out when this thing is going down. It was written for every man! Sure there are complexities here and there, but not to the point we dig for the timing of something that Jesus said no man knows. That's why Paul said not to worry about it. He told us to preach the gospel, not the timing of judgment day. Just that we will be judged one day.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Alabama Governor Apologizes

The new governor of Alabama, Robert Bentley, after his inauguration Monday, made some pretty heavy comments.

"There may be some people here today who do not have living within them the Holy Spirit," Bentley also said, according to the Birmingham News. "But if you have been adopted in God's family like I have, and like you have if you're a Christian and if you're saved, and the Holy Spirit lives within you just like the Holy Spirit lives within me, then you know what that makes? It makes you and me brothers. And it makes you and me brother and sister." Source

Now, normally, I would be just as uneasy as the next person because I would be thinking that the public forum, especially revolved around politics, is NO place for what this guy said. Within personal conversation maybe, but these words pretty much make you look rebellious and like you're ignoring the laws of the land that say don't push religion on our state. However, the guy wasn't at his inauguration in front of a group of mixed religion bystanders--he was in a Baptist church!!!

Clearly, we have politicians everywhere that push their own hot-button agendas. Religion just happens to be one of he hottest. But, why on earth should he have to apologize for what he obviously believes. It's not one of those statements made in anger where you call your friend an idiot or hypocrite and then later say you're sorry. You know they're not really an idiot or hypocrite, you were just mad. Bentley made this level headed comment in a speech he had planned. A speech that he knew would be among fellow believers-in a BAPTIST church-with the anticipation that some would not be believers and as a way of evangelism, made his comments.

It's like we want to pretend that because he made this comment that he's going to push Christianity as the government appointed religion and bring prayer (Christian only) back into schools. These are the same people that pitch such a huge fit over raging Christians propagating that Muslims are trying to infiltrate America's system to push Sharia Law. Let the guy worship how he wants to and say what he wants from the pulpit. I hardly think that worshiping how he desires and being passionate about his beliefs means that he's not going to defend others' right to worship freely.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Star Wars!

Okay, let me preface this video by saying something...Benny Hinn does some pretty awful manipulation of people and I find that very sad. To keep my judgmental thoughts about him aside, I'll leave it there. But, I thought the video was genius and hilarious with the light saber scenes.