Saturday, September 17, 2016

Nefarious

I highly urge you to watch this video of a "Hillary" appearance.
How do they get away with this?



What do you think?

Sunday, September 11, 2016

This Might Be A Regular Gig!

The Drift Radio Show September 10, 2016

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Trump Comes to Detroit Church

Trump comes to promise Black supporters more helpful support
than 50 yrs of democrats have given them.

Kwami Kilpatrick and Monica Conyers are still in jail, right?

The Usual Suspects (democrats) come to protest his appearance hoping to "dissuade" Black Trump Supporters or those curious from attending the church meeting.

They should wear brown shirts.



http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2016/09/02/trump-detroit-visit/89769554/

Please see the post below.

Movie Review

This post was inspired by a comment I made at Kid's.

Dinesh D'Souza's Hillary's America is back in theaters this weekend.
I am surprised and disappointed at how few people I know have gone to see it, thinking they know it all.
It is a brilliant expose of her and the Democratic Party.

If you can, see it,
Take somebody.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

Radio Saturday


My friend, Gary Wellings, had asked me to cohost his radio show Saturday.

I can't make the above picture a link, so if you want to listen, click this.

I was also on a couple other shows during the day.
Early in the way to work I called Joshua's Trail where the topic was abortion.
It got me to thinking about the Mel Gibson movie which followed The Passion, Apocalypto.
I never understood the movie until that moment.

My friend Linda (co-owner of the station with her husband Thayrone) has a show I look forward to, The American Dream, a real slice of Americana which regularly talks about the two things you're not supposed to: Politics and Religion.
I called in to that and we talked about a couple movies, Joy and Ben Hur.

And to cap it off, another show I listen to, TriggerTalk Radio with Dick Cupka, had a contest.
Dick's been featuring classic television themes on return from commercials.
I've been pretty good at recognizing them and yesterday he had a contest offer concerning them.
I was calling in about something else when the contest was announced, so to qualify, I had to hang up and call back in.

I won four tickets to Thunder Over Michigan!
I am geeked!

So, besides going in to work in the morning and being on the radio and taking Scherie to dinner, it was a pretty uneventful day.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Rich Young Ruler

A couple years ago, I began to suspect that "the rich young ruler" in the Gospels is actually Saul of Tarsus, later to become the persecutor of the early church and later one of the greatest promoters of Christianity, Paul the Apostle.

Matthew 19:16 New King James Version (NKJV)
Jesus Counsels the Rich Young Ruler
16 Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?”
or
Mark 10:17 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
The Rich Young Ruler
17 As He was setting out on a journey, a man ran up to Him and knelt before Him, and asked Him, “Good Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

So I googled "Saul of Tarsus rich young ruler"

It seems that this thought has occurred to a few others, although one or two discount it.
One goes so far as to say the guy never existed. So much for liberal theology.

There was a post at Z's a few days ago about Christians and finances and whether we should all give our money away.
The Rich Young Ruler was mentioned.
I commented there.

So a couple nights ago I awoke in the middle of the night in a panic about a work issue, and to fall asleep, I read some Bible.

I read again about the rich young ruler and wondered again about Saul and if this was indeed him, What was the connection between the event as a young man and his behavior a few years later, if it was him?

Then it hit me.

Paul's writings in the New Testament primarily refer to the superiority of Faith over Works.
We cannot earn our way into heaven. We are expected to work, but only in response to God's Grace and Mercy. The thought that anything would be needed on our part in addition to the work of Christ on the cross demeans the value of that sacrifice, as if it were not enough.

What did the The Rich Young Ruler ask?
"What must I do?"
The correct answer in most cases would be "nothing".
But Jesus knew that this man had to be shown that it was impossible to earn your way, so He gave this man something impossible for him to do.
Of course, with the indwelling of the power of the Holy Spirit, all things are possible, but this guy didn't have that. Yet. That was another lesson that Paul taught in his writings.

Therefore, it's obvious that the command doesn't apply to us. It wasn't intended for us. It's actually possible for us and many have given all.

But it very well may have embittered the young man against Christianity as he knew it, because he had approached Christ with reverence and had seemingly been rebuked.
What if he had asked further and Jesus had explained it to him? Would he have believed Him?

What if this incident had eaten at him for years?
On the road to Damascus, Jesus said,
Acts 9:5 (KJV)  I am Jesus whom thou persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

What did " kick against the pricks" mean? God had been goading him in his spirit. Poking him.
The Christian Message was eating at him. God had been dealing with him.

Would this not be consistent with the interplay between Jesus and The Rich Young Ruler?

So it's not even just whether he was just The Rich Young Ruler, it's the relation of that incident to his Christian development and the message of the Epistles he wrote.

Edit:
My friend Sparky (and by extension Baysider) contends that Paul never met Jesus and she had me questioning whether he had or not.
I know that Paul said he was an apostle out of time, indicating that he was appointed later than the others.
I don't think that precludes him having met or seen Jesus.
This link examines whether Paul might have met Jesus and saves me a lot of typing out something I've felt for years.

Your thoughts?