WELCOME!

By a dose of serendipity, or as a return visitor, you have landed on the Naked Truth 2, where difficult issues are addressed, no subject is taboo, and controversy is not avoided. More importantly, the ‘truth’ of a matter is hopefully sewn into all posts, and in a manner that is decent and in order, namely by honouring God and considering man. 

You will find commentary on the scriptures, nature,  the daily news, good news, bad news, culture, politics, Hollywood, sports,  all running through the prism of moral and spiritual thought.

‘What is truth? is the quintessential ingredient in the recipe of life,  a question that is the most worthy of pursuits, and a topic that demands immediate attention and careful scrutiny. Take the time to peruse the many categories, recent posts, (and older ones also) and hopefully you will find a consistent and common thread. If after reading, you have thought of a truth or an issue in a new light, then in a small way I have reached my target.

Feel free to comment or start a thread as your time is the greatest of compliments.  Dialog is insisted, but caustic accusations are unnecessary; on my part, please do not confuse confidence with arrogance.

GOD’S TRUTH

-a rainbow in the heavens points to the eternal throne of God and His unwavering promises. How great thou art.

English: Tal Menashe - view from East under th...

English: Tal Menashe – view from East under the rainbow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

-as sure as there is a moon above, Israel shall not cease to be a nation, and is the key to understanding prophecy.

-If God’s promises to Israel have been rescinded, then equally the christian’s promises are suspect. His promises are not dependant on man’s behaviour, but on His own intrinsic eternal perfection.

-there is the ‘rock of offence,’ a ‘stone of stumbling,’ and ‘living stones,’ all related to one another.

MY OPINION

-one of the noblest pursuits is to live a life without guile.

-good music stirs emotions one did not know existed.

-most spiritual person: Paul the apostle, formerly known as Saul of Tarsus

-most intelligent:  Adam, the first man

-most wretched: Adam, (but we run a close second)

-yellow ocher is a beautiful color

-most cleverest  business man: Judas Iscariot. He surely appeared to be outstanding in character; if it were not for the knowledge of the spirit of God, he would have been elected ‘most likely to succeed,’ or voted for a post as elder in a church. (ah yes, the deceit and wickedness of the heart)

-Romans is the most important epistle

-the writings of  F.W. Grant have an acute sense of depth rarely seen in print

-H.D. Thoreau had a sharp mind and clever wit

Animal husbandry

Animal husbandry (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

-Sir Robert Anderson’s treatise on ‘the  silence of God’ is one of the most intelligent and clearest defenses for a quiet heaven. He masterfully explains WHY God does not manifest himself by signs and wonders; he answers the skeptic with astute observations of God’s grace; he silences the religious hypocrite; and challenges the doctrinally inept; his background at Scotland Yard was the propeller that drove him into such fine critical thinking of God’s ways with man. As far as I know, his work has yet to be proven faulty.

-it is possible to have the interpretation and have not the understanding. We need both.

-years ago a man claiming to be an evangelist went on record saying it was not possible to become a Christian by simply reading the gospel of John. To this I say ‘hmmm,’ for not only is it possible, it is insisted upon by John himself, as the fourth evangelist writes of Christ alone. A very sad commentary by an alleged man of God.

Archery

Archery (Photo credit: World Bank Photo Collection)

OBSERVATIONS

-a good teacher not only relays information, but imparts inspiration to the student. May I refer you to the greatest teacher of all, Paul the apostle.

I know a man who is non christian, who has higher morals than most so called believers I have run into. (look into my posts for how this apparent discrepancy is explained)

-love is an overused and abused word. Charity is little used and mis-used.

-nature  is a haven of rest. The death quiet of the back woods where there are no mistakes is a place of unsurpassed  honesty.

-Hollywood for the most part has very little worth

-the cow is a very endearing animal

-I really, really, dislike prolixity

-the sound of sheep is very soothing to the ears, but first on the list is the sound of running water

CONSEQUENCES

-if there is a heaven, there is a hell. There is a heaven.

ODDS AND ENDS

Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street – Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915)

-since 1982 a student of God’s word.

English: cow

English: cow (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

-favorite scent: lily of the valley; its aroma is short lived but wonderful to the senses, and especially significant due to its extremely small size.

-I was discussing my lack of drawing  ability with an artist, and  was making little of my creativity on paper. Immediately I was chastised when it was said: ‘but you paint with words.’ This by far was one great compliment, which inspired me to ‘paint’ more often.

EXCERPTS FROM THE NAKED TRUTH 2

‘King Herod and a good word,’ from the Characters of scripture category:

No doubt this birthday party was as one might say, filled with splendor, pomp, and circumstance, where the very best of all the world’s goods were summoned to roast a king of kings. Wine, music, silver, gold, women, dignitaries, the best of food, furnishings, all were invited to this ‘great feast’ to pay homage to a man among men.

‘What color was Adam and Eve,’ from the Genesis category:

Keep in mind that the first man had a very distinct and pure lifeline to God, not tainted by sin, so I would suggest it is possible that Adam was a color we have not seen. 

‘The fox and truth,’ from the Nature category:

I respect they who hunt alone, and the fox is his own man. Remember a man was called a ‘fox’ by the Lord, yes, a sly devil was he, but this man also had a word that was very good; he did what he set out to do. Not a good family tree, but even a bad guy whose word is good is to be commended.

‘The life of a hobo,’ from the Exhortation category:

Their peculiarity grew stronger and they were forced to a life of separation, whose days were fixed by the seeds of neglect. These ‘nobodies’ were made so by the artificial and unfounded opinions of people who looked on ‘outward appearance’ only.

21 thoughts on “WELCOME!

  1. Suzanne Hobbs Stanley

    I stumbled on this site while reading other folks remarks regarding the importance of biblical numbers. I continuously am learning, evaluating, experiencing something new…Thank You!

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    1. thenakedtruth2 Post author

      ‘Stumbled upon….’ Hmmm, sounds like an idea for a site :)

      Tkx for your attention, please take the time to enjoy the broad range of interests. Yes, I saw the ‘numbers.’ God is in control of all, even the seemingly innocuous things.

      All the best,
      jack

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    1. thenakedtruth2 Post author

      Hi-
      That’s one fine compliment you laid out there, tkx alot. Isn’t it wonderful to ‘find’ a new site, and within minutes sense a kindred spirit? We will trade observations down the road I’m sure, but your comment is warmly received and highly appreciated.

      ‘Broth,’ nice

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  2. withnoonebutMe

    Very thankful to have found this blog. The pursuit of truth is a common theme among many seekers and the source of much of my writing. Truth is a quiet voice, but when it is heard it is known.
    It seems the Spirit has whispered some truth to you.

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    1. thenakedtruth2 Post author

      no-one
      Tkx.
      It’s somewhat providential that we ‘find’ a new site in which to trade ideas. A fellow said once that ‘there are not very many’ good sites. I submit there are more than we think, and wordpress is an excellent site to find them.

      Above all else, He who is the way and the life, is also the truth. It’s all good.

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  3. Shofar

    Aloha, John! It’s been a real blessing to read your earlier posts; I like your new look, too! Really nice blog site, especially seeing your categories to select our common interests. Good job, keep it up! PTL!
    -Liz

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  4. Anonymous

    Very interesting web pages and points of view. Seems tpo be a well balanced approach to spiritual things as well as regular news stuff. The September 11 article was dione in a way I haven’t thought of before. thanks

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  5. Planting Potatoes

    I am so glad God led me to your blog…I sense enlightenment to come from reading your words…already I know what prolixity means… ;) never knew that word before though I trust I have been guilty of it’s definition many times :)

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    1. thenakedtruth2 Post author

      Hi there,

      It’s interesting what appeals to certain people, a word here, an idea there, but tkx for the vote of confidence!

      Feel free to visit posts and pages, guaranteed food for thought from many fronts. Comments strongly encouraged.

      God bless-

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  6. nenineni

    Same sex Marriage- Changing what marriage is.

    Jesus Christ is “the Word of God made flesh”. Man can change meanings of words all he wants to, but the witness of God’s Word will always be the same to the pure in heart. Heaven and earth shall pass away, but the Word of The Lord shall abide forever.

    1Jn 2:20-23 KJV
    -But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things
    - I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
    -Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.
    -Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

    2:26-27
    -These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
    -But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

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  7. Shofar

    Thank you, John, for visiting my blog and the Follow. Your writing is profound and provocative, yet begs for truth seeking. I’ll be back to read more!
    -Liz

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    1. thenakedtruth2 Post author

      Shofar-
      You said a lot in a few words, ‘yet begs….’ was a great compliment, thanks. Yes, we will sharpen iron together.

      (shofar- a clear peal- great name)

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  8. BuddhaPunk79

    I was born in 1979 and came to adolescence during the rise of the information age. I admit I have a thing for technology, but I would gladly give it all up for a simpler time where the most advanced technology I would have would be a black and white TV set and a vacuum tube radio. Though, I would miss Glenn Becks the Blaze, it would still be all worth it. I’d rather not lock my doors and speak to fellow Americans via bits and bytes of 1′s and 0′s.

    If a liberal were to comment and state, “That’s all well and good, but what about the inequality of women and minorities?”, which I think was the premise of the cited quote, what would be your response to that?

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    1. colorstorm98 Post author

      Budda said : “That’s all well and good, but what about the inequality of women and minorities?”

      I would say there has been, and always will be inequalities. There are inequities where I work, in a male dominated field. 60 years later, there are still prejudices all around and from many fronts. The examples I cited go hand in hand with a culture- the culture was different, some would argue even better.

      But thanks alot for the excellent post

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