Been blogging for a long time. Been writing even longer. Been thinking longer than that. While some minds are harder than concrete when faced with truths, I make no apology for holding firm in that which needs no defense: the living word of God, and for this, The Lions Den is accredited with such accolades as below, and I quote exactly:
‘Like a rogues’ gallery of indoctrination, ignorance, delusion, and disengenuity.’
Mind you, this is not just an opinion of myself for holding to the testimony of scripture, but if you are a believer, and a regular visitor, sorry to say, you too are included in such a wonderful description levelled by the godless mind, but just take heart, for false and lying accusations have been tossed at people far better than you and I.
Oh how the heathens rage….. But indoctrination? Really? You going with that? Nobody forced me to believe anything. I went to no classes that held a gun to my head. As a matter of fact, the most solid of believers willingly and happily came to the same conclusions at the risk of life, limb, or happiness. Just ask the Baptist. Daniel fed to the lions. Saul of Tarsus the religious one, then Paul the spiritual one assaulted on every side, yeah, they were indoctrinated and ignorant.
It is soooo easy to point out the blindness, the shallow opinions, and the thoughtless commentary by they who have zero tolerance for people of faith, as they MUST malign others while at the same time ignore what they are guilty of.
The DELUSION is in denying that God’s word is true. The IGNORANCE is so basic, but the result of such ignorance leads to a lifetime and membership in the ‘history rejecting club,’ with such goons as Goliath of Gath who would have been the first presiding Chair.
Obviously the big oaf with his large arms, big head, and large mouth led a life of delusion also. Little did he know there was a God in heaven with Whom he had to do, and that David was just a lad who reminded him and his foolish friends that the Maker of the sun and the moon does not sleep.
It did not end well for the circus act. Let God be true and every man a liar. ‘The living God.’ Period. Soooo, in yet another installment of proving all things, and holding fast to that which is good, we are cited as they who are disingenuous, but why?
Because at the very outset, we believe ‘In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.’ This is the foundation in which all other false charges are irrelevant, for if this opening statement is true, then every word thereafter is equally true.
It is true. Every word thereafter is equally true. But notice, long before science became a god, and long before Newton discovered a pencil, and long before matter mattered, we have God’s inspiring words regarding space, time, and matter, ALL in the opening verse of God’s word. Love that. May that little science god be dmaned.
But my oh my does the heathen hate that same word. Of course they do. Whether Ezekiel wrote of the wheels within the wheels, or Amos plowed the land, it doesn’t matter, for the atheist and his ten thousand ancillary gripes are all contained with his very disdain for: ‘in the beginning God………..’
He/she can’t stand such authoritative dogmatism, which reveals that ALL mankind is under authority, and that ONE is greater than you and I. There needs no ‘evidence,’ for a stubborn heart will always ask for another ‘proof’ to replace the one he currently is blind too. ‘What about what that scientist said, what about what that archaeologist found, what about what that historian wrote, what about what that astronomer saw……….?’ blah, blah, blah, and, blah. And the hamster on the treadmill gets nowhere fast.
So good people are charged with delusion for recognizing that heaven is silent in this age of God’s favor, for agreeing that an evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, for seeing the incomparable wisdom of Solomon, the wonder and beauty of the Psalms, the glories of the grace of God, the amended ways of people who met the Lord, the charitable hospitals inspired by people who knew it is better to ‘love thy neighbor’ than take paper money to the grave, to love those who despise, use, and persecute them, to return good for evil, to comfort the widow, to pray for heads of state, to mind one’s business, to testify to ‘male and female created He them,’ (as opposed to gender-of-the day-salad-bar) to pay taxes, to do no harm, and of course the natural result of worshipping God and not a dairy cow nor a redwood tree, nor a butterfly.
So yeah, just a bunch of unschooled, ignorant, and deluded believers who can’t think a right thought apart from indoctrination, to this I say: give me such thoughts, and tks for the insults. Keep them coming, but let me remind you, God was God long before you were in diapers, and God will be God long after the last man will be born, and His word will have lost none of its lustre in between.
But the little seed that germinates into such monstrous self created delusion is something I am reminded of by Citizen Tom, and that is: pride. Pride of life. Pride in not recognizing that authority of every stripe leads to a higher authority, to another, yet still another. Just look at any court rendering that does not have the right outcome. We will appeal! We will go higher!
Guess what. There is none higher than the heavens, and we have His word on it, which our conscience knows, but our hearts reveal man’s wickedness. The only indoctrination is thinking Goliath of Gath was a bedtime tale, and also thinking that the lying god ‘science’ is the savior of man’s intellect.. Yeah, good luck with that.