Atheism isn’t a new phenomenon. Atheism is an ongoing war by Satan against God. God describes atheists in the Bible – “Only fools say in their hearts, “There is no God. They are corrupt, and their actions are evil; not one of them does good!”
A leading characteristic of militant atheism is reprobation: calling good evil and calling evil good. While claiming to support First Amendment freedoms of Religion and Speech, atheists stridently war against Christians to silence us.
Franklin Graham characterizes Bernie Sanders’ berating of OMB nominee Russell Vought as “opposition to Trump”.
Sanders violated the Article VI prohibition of religious tests and he trampled the First Amendment free exercise of religion clause.
Sanders isn’t a loner. He articulates what is in the hearts of many contemporary Democrats: virulent hatred of anyone and anything associated with Jesus Christ.
Consider the prophetic words written in 2 Timothy 3:1-9. Here are a few snippets – “in the last days…people will [be] scoffing at God. They will consider nothing sacred… They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!…These teachers oppose the truth…They have depraved minds and a counterfeit faith. 9 But they won’t get away with this for long. Someday everyone will recognize what fools they are…”
That last line, verse 9, leaves hope for all who love liberty. There will come a time – soon – when traditional Democrats (as I once was) will experience a divine epiphany.
For those who don’t know the meaning of ‘epiphany’, I quote a dictionary definition: “a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience.”
A divine ‘suddenly’ is the hallmark of God’s interventions.
There is nothing I can say or do that will convert an atheist. Only a divine revelation can turn the heart of a God hater.
The bad news is, it will get worse before it gets better.
The rumors of God’s death back in 1966 were premature. Eric Metaxas, a Senior Fellow and Lecturer at Large for the King’s College in New York City, discusses the basics of the universe in the context of intelligent design, all within a five-minute time frame.
Atheistic scientists argue there is no center to the universe. Is this rational?
In a NASA podcast in which Diane Fisher of the New Millennium Program interviews Dr. Marc Rayman, a scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the question of the center of the universe is the discussion topic. Rayman states, “Now we know that not only are we humans not at the center of the universe, but there is no center of the universe!”
Dr. Rayman uses an analogy of an inflatable balloon to support his theory. I forego quoting him. You can read the transcript yourself. If you can accept his analogy and believe there is no center to an inflatable balloon, it’s probably best you search for something else to read.
Rayman’s interesting unscientific belief that there is no center to the universe we shall now compare to other science that offers rational thoughts on our topic of the center of the universe.
From the Institute for Creation Research: “In contrast, creation cosmologies explain the data better by starting from biblically-based axioms: the cosmos has a unique center and a boundary for its matter, beyond which there is at least some empty space; and on a cosmic scale of distances, the earth is near the center.”
A movie titled IS GENESIS HISTORY features notable scientists who address the issues of creation, evolution and the age of the earth. View the official trailer. From the movie’s website, “Is Genesis History? features over a dozen scientists and scholars explaining how the world intersects with Genesis. From rock layers to fossils, from lions to stars, this fascinating film will change the way you see the world.”
Read the full text of The Origin of Species, first published on 24 November 1859, in PDF format: 1861_origin-of-the-species.What was Darwin’s motivation for his research and subsequent writings? In a word: eugenics. The untold story of the Great Civil War was the belief that African-American slaves were inferior beings who should be eliminated. Imagine how his writings reinforced the position of the slave owners.
The following text was transmitted via email to me from The Discovery Institute. I quote verbatim.
You are receiving this email because you are a Texas resident and a subscriber to one of Discovery Institute’s email newsletters. Texas is in the process of streamlining its 2009 science standards. Its current biology standards strongly support objective evolution-education, asking students to “analyze and evaluate” major tenets of evolutionary theory and to think critically about the scientific claims for evolution.
However, the biology streamlining committee has recommended the removal of language from four standards promoting objective evolution education:
3A – amended to remove key language “in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing;, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student”.
7B – which asks students to “analyze and evaluate scientific explanations concerning any data of sudden appearance, stasis, and sequential nature of groups in the fossil record” has been deleted.
7G – “analyze and evaluate scientific explanations concerning the complexity of the cell” has also been removed.
9D – which discusses chemical evolution, has been deleted.
We are urging Texas residents who support teaching the scientific controversy over evolution to weigh in.
The Board of Education will be considering the standards at its meeting beginning January 31 and then voting on the streamlining at the next meeting.
We believe that board members Keven Ellis, Tom Maynard, Marty Rowley, and Sue Melton-Malone are under intense pressure from the Darwin lobby, and they need to hear from concerned Texans who support the existing standards. Please call them to encourage them to stand up for critical analysis of evolution in the current standards.
Could you tell them that you support students learning about both the scientific evidence for and against Darwin’s theory, and you hope they will oppose watering down the current Texas science standards that encourage this? One phone call can really make a difference here.
The below-named organizations are subversive in every sense of the word.
Subversion is the act of overthrowing or attempting to overthrow a government, or some power or authority. Our republic was built upon the principle of the rule of law which is theprinciplethatallpeopleandinstitutionsare subjecttoandaccountabletolawthatisfairlyapplied andenforced;theprincipleofgovernmentbylaw. Any person or persons who undermine this principle are inherently subversive.
A republic is a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.
The FFRF claims to uphold “Free Thought” the [people] first to speak out for prison reform, for humane treatment of the mentally ill, for abolition of capital punishment, for women’s right to vote, for death with dignity for the terminally ill, and for the right to choose contraception, sterilization and abortion have been freethinkers. The about section of the FFRF website falsely claims it was ‘free thinkers’ who were “the first to call for an end to slavery”. Well, not exactly. The anti-slavery movement has it roots in English Christianity, not atheism. Slave merchants were generally not religious people.
The FFRF pushes for free thought for everyone who is an atheist, supporter of abortion and homosexuality, and those who would revise our common history.
The ‘about’ section of the foundation’s website says:
“The Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) is dedicated to ensuring that all members of the United States Armed Forces fully receive the Constitutional guarantee of religious freedom to which they and all Americans are entitled by virtue of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.”
1 – Is it possible to know the history of mankind and continue as an atheist? Historical revisionists wishing to erase all references to our Risen Savior Jesus Christ relabel time from BC (Before Christ) to BCE (Before Common Era). Regardless how they monkey with mnemonics, there He is, Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever. Now deceased Carl Sagan was certain astrophysicists and astronomers would find life on other Earth-like planets. Hasn’t happened. In fact, a growing number of genuine scientists now call into question their atheism, saying science appears to disprove evolutionary theories on the origins of the universe.
2 – Is it possible to continue homosexual activities knowing the consequences of aberrant sexual behavior? The cost to care for homosexuals is higher than for caring for our the elderly. Did you know this? Is it possible for a homosexual to continue his or her unhealthy behavior knowing they will suffer higher incidences of domestic violence than any other population group? I remember how G. Gordon Liddy of White House Plumbers fame answered a caller to his radio show asking how the G-Man can definitively say homosexuality is wrong. His answer: “It doesn’t go there!”
3 – Is it possible to remain a Muslim after a personal visitation by Jesus Christ himself? No. Annually, millions of Muslims cast off the idolatry of Islam following dreams and visions in which Jesus Christ appears to them. Is it possible for Muslims to continue worshiping a false god after learning the history of their religion? Is it possible for Muslims to clamor against Christian Crusaders after learning how Muslims ransacked and dominated most of the civilized world, murdering, raping, enslaving, robbing and depriving people of precious liberty? No.
Truth. The most powerful weapon against tyranny and oppression continues to be the answer to liberating people from the bondage of sin.
Winston Churchill said, “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”
What is truth? A preacher I knew would say, “Truth is the way things really are.”
What does God say about it? Jesus taught his disciples, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus is the way things really are.
The effect of Truth is liberty, genuine liberty. Again, Jesus teaching, he said “…you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
Is it possible to forever resist the grace of God, to resist the gift of the power and desire to do the will of God, the very definition of grace? In a word, no.
Things are said by government and others wearing rose-colored glasses to be getting better all the time. No offense to the Beatles, but things aren’t getting better all the time. A day of reckoning lies before us. I expect that day to come upon us this year. I could be wrong, because I’m neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I am a student of the Bible and history. I will tell you, it is FEMA that encourages all Americans to have “go bags” and a plan of escape from unspecified disaster. FEMA is the granddaddy of all ‘preppers’. What do they know that you don’t know?
Having a president who adores all things Muslim in the White House, a president who forces military personnel and government contractors to accept homosexuality as the new normal, a president who sides with the enemies of Israel isn’t the problem. The problem is pervasive public ignorance and a nationwide process of reprobation. Or, as cartoonist Walt Kelly’s character Pogo famously said, “We is met the enemy and he is us.” Yes, we the people own all the problems that come upon us. We shall be individually and collectively held accountable for the sin we commit and for failing to warn others of the consequences of their sin. Obama is just a symptom of a sin problem in our great country.
There is vast misunderstanding about our national history. The founding fathers, when using the word ‘religion’ meant Christianity exclusively. The written discussion authored by T. Jefferson about establishment of a state religion was specifically a common viewpoint that no one CHRISTIAN denomination would become a state religion: i.e. Methodist, Presbyterian, Baptist, Catholic, etc.
To be sure, our early colonial history is rife with intolerance between denominations. This was particularly true up until the election of President John F. Kennedy. While working in the south of Louisiana, older Baptists related to me how the parish sheriff would persecute Baptist missionary pastors, beating them and chasing them away. Ignorance of God’s instruction manual when settling religious disputes always has an undesirable outcome. The Apostle Paul and the earlier disciples recognized how ignorance of Holy Scripture caused religious zealots to persecute Christians, even Sadducees fighting with Pharisees.
The broad, educated view of our founding fathers was very much in agreement with Biblical models for society, law, justice and government.
John Adams’ viewpoint: “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” By “religious”, he meant “Christian”.
You will the famous Revolutionary orator Patrick Henry who said, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”
Only Christian government tolerates religious thought, whether Islam, Mormonism, Buddhism or atheism. While our founding fathers willingly allowed non-Christian religious practices, clearly they did not intend for them to partake of government.
However, we now openly see atheists (an official religion as confirmed by the Supreme Court) and Islamists progressively eliminating Christian thought and practices.
Homosexuals who claim to be ‘christians’ are, in fact, atheists, because they do not believe in Biblical models for family, morality and government.
Therefore, those anti-Christs – atheists, homosexuals, Islamists, etc. – labor incessantly to silence Christians in the marketplace, in educational institutions and in government.