MUHAMMAD VERSES JESUS CHRIST

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Perhaps, you are a Muslim. Perhaps you are one who believes in killing in the name of your god –murdering those of us who confess Jesus as the Way, the Truth and the Life. Or perhaps you are one whose true aim is to walk peacefully among your neighbors. Perhaps just perhaps, this is you; one who hates evil and violence and desires to walk in real peace with your neighbor. If so, then let me tell you about my Jesus.

Then decide which God you will follow. May the God of love, mercy and holiness open up blind eyes. 

RealPeaceOfIslam:

“Respecting” Sin

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How many times have we heard and even said, “I respect your opinion” for the sake of peace?

Really, do you actually respect the opinions of murderers and those who practice what is abomnible in the eyes of God?

I don’t. To respect it is to put a lie or/and an abomnible act on the same level as your own beliefs. It is time to stop respecting the opinions of those whom God has called wicked. To be in the middle is to be luke warm and a compromiser — period.

I do not care if you think homosexuality or a murdereous religion such as Islam is cool, ok or acceptable. I don’t and I will not accept it or respect it by enabling you to think it is on the same level as my beliefs. It is not. It is BELOW my beliefs.

Choose this day whom you will serve. As for me and my house we will serve the Lord.

  
When lefties tolerate barbarism

A Palestinian Goes Rogue

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He grew up during the first Intifada… regularly fighting with and being arrested by Israeli soldiers. He hated Jews. So how did this Palestinian man wind up in Israel, hugging and praying for Israeli soldiers and washing the feet of an Israeli man? This video tells the incredible story of Saed Awwad, shared in his own words.

Attention All of Islamic Faith!!!

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I’ve not forgotten you

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i have not forgotten you, dear readers. Once again, I had gotten a virus on my computer for the past few months and did not deal with it, until yesterday. But the most important thing has been, I have lost my brother through a massive heart attack. He passed away July 4th. His suffering and death has changed me in some ways. Not yet able to express what is and has been on my heart. Just letting the readers know. Thank you for any thoughts or/and prayers you may send our way. God watch between you and me while we are absent from one another.

Love, redeemed hippie (AKA Brenda)

Michael Jackson “back from the dead” through Hologram

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It was in the 1980s when I first saw a hologram. It was in a National Geographic magazine and it showed people sitting in what may have been the Grand Canyon, gazing at the sky looking at horses that looked as real as real as can be. Even back then, that left quite an impression on me. I began to ponder the thought of what if someone could present themselves in such a way as a “god”? It looks like it could happen quite easily with today’s technology. I think the following is just a little test of what will come some day. Notice, the people are practically worshipping an image that is not even there!

I won’t even go into all the details of the symbols that are presented in the video. Like MJ sitting on a throne as if he is king or god, all the symbolism of the Sun god, occult themes, etc. But I digress. I said I wouldn’t go there.

I guess if I were to ask a question of my readers, I would ask, would you be fooled by someone, anyone, who claimed to be “god” if you saw them in the sky one day telling you they came to save the world? Think it can’t happen? Then watch the video and see just how real a hologram can look.

Sadly enough, there will be those who would fall for it.

You can see the video in the following link:

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/05/139434-watch-michael-jackson-hologram-moonwalks-standing-ovation-billboard-music-awards/

Making Log Cabins

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This is what I like to do. Create things.

“Jesus Calling” = New Age Mysticism

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Well, it’s been some time since I’ve exposed any false teachers or teaching. I guess, I’ll try to get back in the saddle again. Frankly, I’ve just been tired and overwhelmed from all the lies and deceptions. So, I have stayed away from it. But here, we go again. The latest Jesus Calling book by Sarah young. Someone asked me what was wrong with it. I don’t need to go out and buy a book to figure out if it is truth or not. With today’s technology, there is no need to. I’ve looked at some of the writing of the book and the first no-no to me, is it is written in the first person, as if Jesus Himself is speaking through the writer for the rest of us. I don’t like this kind of thing of “thus sayeth the Lord” coming from the mouths of others. It automatically gives the writer some kind of authority and to dare question it, makes people like me unteachable, rebellious, whatever.

So from what I’ve found it appears to be a bunch of New Age mumbo jumbo all dressed up as Christian. Which is nothing new. Following link gives a great example. Oh and if you happen to disagree, you are free to think whatever you want. Just do not come here and try to defend what I think is blatantly false.

Following link will give you more information:

http://www.cicministry.org/commentary/issue125.htm

Part 3: Christians and the Mentally ill

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This is for anyone who wants help with any kind of mental malady. I don’t claim this to be some kind of cure-all, merely it is things that may or may not help, depending upon the individual and their situation. It is not written through the eyes of some type of harsh judgment. It is written mainly from my personal experience. So feel free to either receive or not the words I speak. If something does not feel right to you, then by all means disregard it.

To the one who is afflicted: If right now, at this moment, you are able to read this and focus, then I am going to assume you are having a good day. It is with that intent, I speak to you.

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. — 1 John 4:18 –

There can be a lot of fear with the Schizophrenic. It takes a certain kind of faith to trust God when paranoia and other voices take over. You may not be able to see it, but a lot of times, the person suffering through this, is doing their very best to trust God. Just because you can’t see it, does not mean they aren’t.

I do not believe faith is always the absence of fear. If as a parent, you see your child run out into the street, your first reaction is one of anxiety or fear. That fear causes you to jump up and run to pull them from harm’s way. You are not going to sit there and flippantly say, the Lord be praised, I trust Him. If you do, then you are an idiot and need to have your children taken away from you. Faith is being able to put one step in front of the other, in spite of fear.

1.  Be honest with yourself. Don’t try and pretend to be something you aren’t. Not even for the sake of others. It will just bring more confusion. Example: When my mother was sick, I was on the verge of being a basket case. Someone told me I had to be strong. What does that mean? Not showing emotion? Somehow developing some kind of superhuman strength, when in reality I had none?  There is nothing wrong with being weak in an area. You do not have to prove anything to anybody.

2.  Do not allow your affliction to become an excuse for something, when down deep you may know differently. Example, I once was talking to someone diagnosed with Borderline Personality. She was more or less told through counseling because of her affliction, she could expect to make up long tall tales that were not true. And she did. Tales that were outrageous which caused her to act upon them. It was a light matter to her until she opened up one day and told me. I simply called it lying and we went on from there. She is now free from that “diagnosis.”

3.  Try to remember through your bad days, through the mood swings, through the voices, that this too shall pass — even though it does not feel like it at the moment.

4.  Do not worry about what others think of you. Your real friends will be patient and not judge you in your weakness and times of confusion. Those are the ones you want to hang on to and trust. All others aren’t worth having in your life. You will find they will just find ways to bring you down.

5.  Find a hobby, something you can enjoy doing.

6.  Do not expect others to full fill your time or emotional needs. See number 5.

7.  If you are on meds, do not let anyone tell you, you should come off of them. That includes faith healers, preachers, etc. That is between you and God. If there comes a time when you think you may want to give it a go and or sense God wants you off the meds, He will not only show you, but He will pave the way.

8.  Do not allow yourself to come under any kind of condemnation by comparing yourself with others. So what if others are able to do something you can’t do at the moment? Big deal. I would almost bet, there is something you can do that they can’t.

9.  Do not entrust yourself in the hands of others who only want to see you as a feather in their cap, just so they can fix you. These people are more concerned about how they look and at being self-important. Usually it creates a dependence upon them that is not healthy.

10. Do try to reach out to others. Remember, the universe does not evolve around you. In spite of your condition, you are here for a reason. There are lives only you can touch, no matter if you are considered quirky or not.

11. Remember there will be those that no matter what you do or even if you get better, who will refuse to see you in any other light than being mentally ill. Let that be ok to you. You don’t have to prove anything to people like that.

12. Remember also, assuming you are nice to those around you, there will be those who in spite of your quirkiness will be quite fond of you. Once again, let these people in your life.

13. If you are a Christian, read the Word. If not, then it wouldn’t hurt you anyway. But it is your choice.

14. Seek out those whom you trust to pray with. Be just as willing to pray for their needs as they are for yours. Remember, it is not all about you. The world does not evolve around any one person. Don’t make it so, for anyone who is trying to befriend you or help you.

15. Do not be so needy that others find themselves not wanting anything to do with you. Put your dependence upon God. If you aren’t a Christian, the same goes for you: Do not be so needy that others find themselves not wanting anything to do with you. Some harsh words for both Believer and unbeliever, still, it is true. There is nothing worse than a person who sucks the very life out of you. Christian or not, people can only give so much. Your mental well being is really your responsibility. No one else’s.

I apologize it has taken so long to get this article up. I have been doing number 5 for quite a while. Pursuing another hobby of making log cabins out of popsicle sticks. Thank you for your patience and God bless you.

If anyone else has any suggestions, feel free to make a comment, so others can benefit from your help. Thank you.

Kenneth Copeland to the rescue as a super hero!

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Isn’t it just wonderful we have such greatness in the Church of America? There you go, RH, being sarcastic. So? So what? How can anyone take the following serious at all?

Honeydew Wilkins:

It is laughable that Copeland would even put himself up there with the great men in the Bible with this:

“Get on your knees in the presence of the prophet of God.” WOW! Does that not speak volumes on what he thinks of himself?

So unlike Peter: As Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him and fell down at his feet and worshiped him. But Peter lifted him up, saying, “Stand up; I myself am also a man.” — Acts 10:25,26 –

Are you following Copeland? Why? If so, why would you continue to follow him after seeing him portray himself larger than life?

Whether you know it or not, you bow your knee to him every time you sit under his teachings.

For anyone who wants to say, but they gave the Gospel at the end, no, not really. There is nothing about repentance, nothing about the Resurrection and nothing about counting the cost. So no, that is not the Gospel. It was nothing more than Copeland living out a must have fantasy. But hey when you have all the money he has, you can do just about anything you want, making all your dreams come true, portraying yourself anything you want to be — other than the truth of what you really are.

I wonder if Hollywood wants him yet.

Part 2: Christians and the Mentally ill in the Days to Come — how to help

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This is a list based on experience from both sides of the issue of Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder on things to do and not do when trying to help or befriend those who have been diagnosed as such. Hopefully, you will find it helpful. Take what may be useful and feel free to discard what may not be. If you have things to add, please leave a comment, as I don’t claim to have the monopoly of truth on this.

These are also things that can be helpful in any relationship where there are other mental afflictions.

Things not to do:

1. Don’t be quick to assume it is always the devil. There isn’t anything worse than having Church people looking at you as if all you need is a touch from them or their pastor.

2. Don’t be quick to think you can just lay hands on someone and “cast the demons out.” Not that it can’t be done in some cases, but you better make sure God has called you and not of yourself. Remember, just because someone is diagnosed or labeled something, does not mean they are going to allow everyone who comes along to lay hands on them. It does not mean they are possessed if they don’t want you to. Just because someone may be a little quirky, does not mean they themselves have no discernment on the type of person you may be.

3. If you aren’t willing to be a friend, then don’t bother at all. One thing a lot of schizophrenics are able to perceive, is who is sincere or not.

4. Do not and I mean never, put your friend in some kind of category all by themselves. Just because they may be a little different  does not mean they aren’t any better than any other friends you have. I know of one woman who loved putting one of her friends in the category of “my F—ed up friend.” If I have to tell you what is wrong with that, then you have no business trying to be a friend to anyone.

5. Try not to become confused or angry if the person becomes paranoid. Remember, they may not be able to even express what is going on in them. But if you give them time, and if they trust you, more than likely they will.

6. Don’t see yourself as some kind of savior. People need to see God as their help, learning to hear His voice. Not yours.

7. Do not allow yourself to be used in such a way that you become a doormat. Example: Everything is about them all the time, while they care nothing about your needs. I’ve been on both sides of this and it is not good. A person will dump and dump and dump on you, not listening to anything you have to say, leaving you feeling like a cow bird just flew over and dumped a big poopie on you! No one is obligated to put up with that kind of selfishness. It enables people instead of helping them learn the world does not revolve around them.

8. Do not talk down to them. Some people find this sickening and will run from you. On the other hand, you may have those who want to be talked down to because they like to be babied. In which case, don’t do it, because it enables people and you have just set yourself on a pedestal. See number 6 above.

9.  Do not put unreasonable expectations upon them. Just because you like something, does not mean someone else does or even obligated to.

10.  If a person is on prescription medicine for their malady, do not take it upon yourself to tell the person to show their faith by coming off of them. I do not care if you are a pastor, preacher, or in a deliverance ministry. That is not your call. Many times, a person may have been on meds for years. To suddenly come off may be dangerous, both physically and mentally. For you to say you have faith is beside the point. It is not something you are going to have to live with.

Things to do:

1.  Love them. If this can not be your top priority, then do yourself and the other person a favor, by moving on.

2. Be willing to hang in there with them for the long haul. Course if someone’s behavior is so obviously nuts that you have found them a danger to yourself or others, I do not believe for one second you are obligated in any way. But that’s your choice.

3.  Pray for them in such a way to always see and know the truth.

4.  If they let you, put your arm around them. Sometimes, people just need an arm around them with no spoken words. One would be surprised at how that alone can have healing effects. But don’t force it. Your touch may not feel quite right and let that be ok. Don’t take it personal.

5.  Listen to them. If they need to get something off their chest, let them. Even if it makes no sense for the time.

6.  Speak the truth always.

7.  Find something fun to do together.

8.  Find something to laugh at together.

9.  Ask if you can read Scripture together. If they don’t want to, don’t force it. You can still read scripture on your own.

10. Do not be afraid to interject your own thoughts in a discussion. It’s more than ok. Sometimes the person who has certain issues tend to hog a conversation. It’s ok to say, “Ok, I have listened to you now for 20 minutes. My turn now.” In fact, do it. It makes the other person responsible for listening just like anybody else. If you don’t do this, it will be a one way street of communication and you will find yourself resenting the person. The point is normalcy.

11. Know the difference between an excuse and a reason. Do not be quick to judge either one, as you are not in their shoes. If you have found yourself in a place where you must judge, then let your judgment be one of love, truth, fairness and righteousness. Anything short of that will lead to condemnation, more chains, more yokes.

12. Ask if you can pray with them. If they don’t want to, don’t force it. You can still pray on your own.

13. Ask them if they truly want the truth. Many people say they do, but in reality they don’t. If they don’t, then you have to look at the fact that they may be playing you. Know also, just because they may not be willing to cling to your truth, does not mean they aren’t interested in the truth. You will have to know the difference.

14. Require honesty. I can’t stress how important this is. If you find someone is just playing games, then either hold them accountable or move on. Find another outlet for your empathy and understanding until they are ready to be real with you.

15. If your friend is wanting to try and come off any medicine, tell them to seek the doctor first. Are there times when a person may be called off of them with out the ok of a doctor? Absolutely. But again, that is not your call. If they do come off, make yourself available at anytime. This may mean phone calls in the middle of the night. If behavior warrants being on medication, then speak up.

16. Realize there are doctors out there who prescribe drugs in such a way to keep people in bondage to them. I say this because I know of people (not schizophrenics, but others) who are on so many prescription drugs, they literally are like little zombies. Why some body needs high dosages of Klonopin (an anti-seizure med) night after night to help them sleep, while taking Xanax through the day, is beyond me. But what do I know?

17. Realize as much as you try, there still may be those for whatever reasons, who want to keep their issues alive and going full throttle. They thrive off drama and have been deceived in loving their darkness. Some people just do not want to be functional and or whole. Unless you like being part of that, you will more than likely move on. You may have to learn to be ok with that.

18. Do realize that it you treat the person as if they are beneath you by talking down to them, instead of treating them as an equal, they will probably end up resenting you. Wouldn’t you, if someone did that to you?

19. Do know that if you mock your friend, they will likely have little to do with you and never trust you.

20. Also remember there may be those who will require medication for whatever reasons. As much as you would like to see them do without, you will have to trust God and accept it as it is and pray what your role is, if any, and how it is to play out.

Part 3 will deal with the Schizophrenic’s responsibility.

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