An open letter

(Extend grace while understanding there is a desire to subvert whole houses, whose mouths must be stopped; from such turn away)

 

Simeon was a good man, Zachariah was a good man, yet the scripture clearly states: ‘there are none good, no not any.’  No contradictions, no reason to get unduly excited as to so- called errors, for the context clearly demonstrates the interpretation.  There are in fact good people in the world, but BEFORE God, ah, its a different story.

However, people make the mistake of the ages by thinking their ‘goodness’ is the height of humanity, but this is a fatal mistake for sweeping God from his own creation.

It takes quite a person to say covertly in his heart ‘there is no God;’ it takes a daring person to say ‘there is no God’ overtly, and there must be one special person to flaunt: ‘you are not a sinner.’

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For goodness sake even the saintliest of men claimed their sinner ship and contribution to the wages of man, not even to mention the opinion of men and women alike filling the iron jail cells of proof across the world.  Nope, no sin involved here.

It is distressing to watch people try to discredit something they say is fraudulent, full of lies, mistakes, mistranslations, calling into question the sanity of believers, believing nothing of the text, and demanding answers from all of scripture. The amazing Kreskin would hide from such an absurd attempt.

Its one thing to take something that doesn’t belong to you, such as a sisters doll, or a neighbors ball, it’s quite another to say ‘I didn’t do it.’ Liar. Penny candy or robbing a bank, yep, Thief. I’ll go even further: Did you WANT what was not yours? Yep, you are a sinner. Coveting. Before man, none would know, but before God you have no case, as your mouth is stopped.

Wait, I’m sorry, you did say there is no God, so the issue of sin is irrelevant. Clever. You did ask for proof and never got it right?

Well, out side of heaven above, or the earth beneath, outside of the testimony of nature or the very word of God, do tell we the unlearned HOW God may prove himself to you.

If it were not for the word of God, I suppose I would be like you, setting  my own standard for right and wrong, winking at the ‘shortcomings’ of man, avoiding the word sin, and simply living as a little god.

A person says she (or he) believes the gospel of the grace of God according to the scriptures,  says she was once blind but now sees, and you come along and want to steal her vision? You want to deprive her from the blessing received by touching the hem of the Lord’s garment? You want to ransack her ears from hearing these words: ‘Blessed be thou my daughter?’ Who are you? Why would you want to steal what is dear to her? In what universe is this theft described as good?

You say there is no sin eh? Hmmm. Make that a double hmmm bartender. The only way it appears a person could say such a thing is to be ah, er, ah, ahem, perfect.

The Devil himself must be appalled at such audacity even though such a comment serves his purpose.

Without God’s word, a man may as well try to build a house without a plumb line, level, or laser. Nothing on earth makes sense without God’s word. The bubble of the level is completely for you to decide. Here’s where you fall apart Mr or Mrs atheist, for you have no standard. Your opinions of anything spiritual are no better than a captains guess on the high seas without co-ordinates. (Dare I say compass…) If you were going in the wrong direction you would never know it.

You have run to the dry archives of men, seeking confirmation to justify your unbelief. You have sought the voices of they who have an agenda, to promote your agenda, for if not, you would have agreed with the myriad of plain folks, engineers, doctors, scientists, all of whom have cast their lot by bowing down to the God of heaven as revealed in the word of God.

Somebody said recently that intelligence is not measured by the majority of ‘smart’ people, so you may want to take a second look at that ONE person who has investigated the claims of scripture like a Scotland Yard detective, and has come away a convicted and convinced believer in the one true God. Yes, there are many of these Ones.

It takes quite a person to say Adam, Noah, Abraham, Rahab, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Ruth, Daniel, John baptist, Lydia, all the apostles, all the prophets, Paul the apostle, and countless believers since, that these all are delusional. It takes a remarkable person to erase the history of scripture. It takes real mettle to silence the voices of the writers, and they who have believed the writings, and they who have given all. Takes quite a person to say all believers faith is suspect.

You must be very, very special.

Oh, then there is always the Lord Jesus Christ, who many have gloatingly said was a liar. Strike this from these pages. The very nature of atheism is a kind of thievery, deception, pride, destruction, and an obvious denial of history.

(May I kindly remind you that they who say there is no sin cannot possibly be offended)

Thievery? You steal what is precious from others telling them their faith is suspect. Deception? It takes Olympic hurdles to do away with the geneologies of Christ leading to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Pride? Well simply: ‘there is no God.’ Destruction? Let’s see, the attempt to derail believers posts, to willfully plant seeds of doubt  or confusion  hoping to steer the wide path that leads to destruction. Examples?

Sure. A post about a woman begging for the Lord’s help quickly is ridiculed by an attack on the name of Moses. Why?  A man runs over his daughter, killing her,  and once more the post is maligned. Why? You are not content until your ‘prospects’ turn from the faith, ‘deconvert,’ and be like you, having your own brand of nothingness, no accountability, no faith, and no God.  (yea we have seen the evidence)

Thievery, as you try to steal the person, the work, and the worth of Christ Jesus. Deception, as you deceive and supplant the nature of Christ, pitting  him as a mere man, no better nor worse than others. Pride, for not admitting your obvious sinner ship. Your  comments alone are the very noose around your neck, and are such fine examples of the greatest minds unbelief has to offer. Destruction, for you destroy the very words of Christ, suggesting He was a man of defects.

People recognize your game of perpetual chatter, where each comment  is a badge of pride designed to create mischief, with an occasional related remark to appear respectable. (again, we have seen the evidence) Oddly enough, believers give you more dignity in your unbelief; just visit your own posts.

A man will travel across the globe looking for information, answers, proof, and one more reason to continue his search.  To such a person I would suggest you travel south about a foot and a half, from your brain to your heart, wherein lies the answers you seek.

To the writing of books there is no end, but your search ends with the truth of your own sinner-ship, and the voice of your heart is proof. God made it so for you see, He is not far from each of us as we live, move, and in him have our being.

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121 Responses to An open letter

  1. Wally Fry says:

    ColorStorm,

    “It is hilarious to watch people try to discredit something they say is fraudulent, full of lies, mistakes, mistranslations, calling into question the sanity of believers, believing nothing of the text, and demanding answers from all of scripture.”

    I totally understand what you mean there…but I can’t bring myself to say it’s hilarious anymore than I would say it was hilarious watching somebody run a stop sign put in place, clear as day, into the path of a semi truck. Shocking, hard to believe, sad, and tragic because they were clearly warned…not hilarious.

    Blogging has been a wonderful blessing and chance to commune with other believers, but it’s also been one of the most heartbreaking things I have ever done. I must have been very sheltered here in rural Arkansas, as I had no idea all this that you are talking about even existed.

    Another great one, Brother.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yea, I know what you mean W-

      The net has actually done lots of damage, and it actually speaks to the word ‘hilarious.’ Not funny
      In the purest sense of our word A-musing, as in ‘a’ negative, ‘musing,’ thinking, hence not thinking.

      In that sense it is true, but like you, I can see how it could be misapplied. 😉

      tkx

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      Hey, Wally – is the age of consent in Arkansas still 14? I any other state, that would be sexual abuse!

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Arch…may I ask exactly what the point of that was? Are you so desperate that you have to malign the state a man lives in to bolster your credibility? Surely someone seemingly as intelligent as you seem to be can do better than that. How about you find something wrong with God’s Word? Oh wait…you can’t, so you have to resort to name calling and weird attacks on a person’s place of residence.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          How about you find something wrong with God’s Word?” – I thought that was what CS has been complaining about me doing, now you’re suggesting I do it?

          I’m not maligning you, I just wondered what, as a Christian, you were doing to try and get that age of consent raised on the grounds of immorality, to which you imply you subscribe.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Hey arch? As long as we are on the subject of morality…on what basis do you suggest that this is a moral issue? I mean..what is your source of morality you use to determine that 14 is to young for consent? I agree that it is of course…but then again I am all about moral absolutes. If there is not a law giver determining right from wrong…then how have you determined this is wrong? Confused I guess…because in the absence of God anything goes as long as it is expedient for the evolutionary process.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Re-read my comment, Wally – I said, “to try and get that age of consent raised on the grounds of immorality, to which you imply you subscribe.” – I didn’t say what I thought of it. But I suppose Arkansas comes by it naturally, after all, Rebecca was 14 when Isaac took her to bed, and Rachel was 14 as well, although was 21 by the time Jacob actually got to marry her, but then he was 80 – I suppose you don’t see a problem with that either.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Arch

          I guess the fact that you implied I should be concerned about it made me think you had a moral issue with it. Apparently not, and that was just another rabbit trail for us to run down.

          Then, you take yet another shot at where I live..wow..Perhaps if I study long and hard I will find some relevance there to what is written here.

          Isaac? Why do you even raise that? I am pretty sure you consider that story as false.

          Arch, one last comment and I will leave this blog to its owner, I won’t participate any more in your attempt to derail it.

          It doesn’t matter what you believe about God, The Bible, or anything related to it. Of course, it matters, but not in the sense that your railing against it will change it. Truth is true not matter how strongly you disagree, and untrue never becomes true not matter how strongly you believe that.

          A recap for you, then I’m out. Adam and Eve? Violated the one rule they had to follow, meaning they were suddenly less than perfect, meaning they were suddenly separated from the perfect and Holy God who made them. God, the lawgiver, had proscribed a penalty for that..”The wages is sin is death.” Sin, missing the mark, being less than perfect. Than alone is worthy and deserving of that penalty.

          As a result of what they did, we are all guilty..”for all have sinned and come short of the Glory of God.” All of us: Me, you, Melissa, Maria and ColorStorm…all. None are perfect. We can be “good” but never holy.

          So, we owe a penalty, which we can certainly pay, each and everyone of us alone. Death: both physical and ultimately spiritual. Remember, our imperfection, our sin, separates us from God, and that includes eternally.

          Ahhh…but “God so love the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting LIFE.” That’s right, Jesus Christ. All man because man owed the penalty…all God so he could pay the penalty infinitely for us all.

          Who did he pay for? All of us. “For whosoever calls upon the name of The Lord shall be saved.” Whosoever means you also, Arch.

          Peace

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Now if I were to try to get it changed, it would be on the grounds of neurological evidence that indicates that the brain of a 14-year old isn’t sufficiently developed to independently make decisions required to decide whether or not to marry or even have children, but it certainly wouldn’t be based on any biblical mandate. So you see, contrary to what CS is saying in his post, the non-religious have compasses too, they just aren’t based on religious convictions.

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  2. Well said, ColorStorm. Charles Spurgeon said, “Scripture is like a lion. Who ever heard of defending a lion? Just turn it loose; it will defend itself.” 😉

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    • ColorStorm says:

      I like the color of lions too 😉

      Reminds me of something: which was the louder roar, ‘Get thee behind me Satan,’

      ‘Lazarus come forth,’

      ‘Thy sins be forgiven thee,’

      or to the sea, ‘Peace be still?’

      Not meant for an answer, but it is worth thinking about. Have my own ideas, but purely speculation.

      Tkx for the reminder ib22

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    • john zande says:

      Mmmmm, shall we discuss the “facts” of biblical archaeology again? 😉

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  3. This was insightful, ColorStorm. There is so much truth here. I believe someone you meant this for will hear you, and someday you will know this,
    Maria

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  4. Reblogged this on Pilgrim’s Progress revisited – walking the narrow way and commented:

    This post is difficult to introduce. It is for those who don’t believe. There is so much truth here, and I hope that if you don’t believe, you will listen to what he has to say. Treasures are often discovered in a moment, unexpectedly.

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  5. mzpresser says:

    Well said and deeply emotional post for me:) Comments like his become like poison especially to those of us whose lives literally depend on Jesus. Atheist, agnostic, Jew, Cathlolic, human whatever, anyone who attacks someone for finding happiness and overcoming certain death is certainly a sick individual, pure evil. Makes me so sad but all the more asking the Lord’s blessing upon him and praying for his salvation and repentance.

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    • Wally Fry says:

      Yes…Melissa. And I know what you are referring to. Just let me say that the way you handled it showed the love of Jesus in every word.

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      • mzpresser says:

        Thanks Wally that means a lot to me. I’ve been praying a lot for him. You don’t realize that when you are not thinking of lovely things as the bible teaches us, you do risk having your mind toyed with by the enemy. I understand a different point of view but when it comes to pure viciousness, that is straight up from the enemy. I can’t look at those things. He can tell me I am weak. I know that I am strong. Jesus is my everything. It is one thing to say you don’t believe but another thing to murder him again and again right before my very eyes.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      I can see why you would be sensitive M. From weeks ago, to months ago, to today, its all connected. But one thing is certain, when you are maligned, so am I. When I am maligned, so is W. On and on.

      The unbeliever cannot understand this, how the assaults on the little toe affects the fingers. The truth of the one body is a marvelous truth. When one member suffers, we all suffer.

      God is good!

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      • mzpresser says:

        Yes He is indeed marvelous! That we love each other without ever having met, what a glorious God we serve. United in our love for Christ and His mission to seek and save the lost. We are all so blessed. No weapon formed against us shall prosper, we are more than conquerors in Him! Covering your post and any commentary in the blood of Christ. It’s time to make intercession!

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Yes, and in this, we are reminded by ib22 that the clear voice of the lion, as God’s word IS the defense.

          No apologies, no embarrassment, just the pure word of God. Simply spoken in context.
          Appreciate your blessing as said here, of course you know that already 😉

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  6. archaeopteryx1 says:

    You say there is no sin eh? Hmmm. Make that a double hmmm bartender. The only way it appears a person could say such a thing is to be ah, er, ah, ahem, perfect.” – Not at all, merely non-religious. You see, there are crimes, there are not nice things that people sometimes do, but actual “sin” requires a religion.
    sin 1 |sin|
    noun
    an immoral act considered to be a transgression against divine law
    Have you noticed that you say, “Hmmm” a lot?

    Nothing on earth makes sense without God’s word. The bubble of the level is completely for you to decide.” – It seems you know little about construction, the bubble level is not arbitrary, it operates according to the law of gravity.

    You have run to the dry archives of men, seeking confirmation to justify your unbelief.” – I’m not entirely clear what you have against dry archives, as the entire Bible is an archive, a collection of books written by mostly-anonymous, superstitious, scientifically-ignorant Bronze and Iron Age men.

    I really don’t have time to respond to most of your gibberish, except to wonder why you try to write like some overly-dramatic, 17th-Century writer? “wherein lies the answers you seek.” – See what I mean? What a drama-queen! Do you talk that way in real life? You must be a hoot at parties!

    To such a person I would suggest you travel south about a foot and a half, from your brain to your heart, wherein lies the answers you seek.” – The heart is a blood-pump, entirely incapable of providing answers to anything. Ever take an anatomy course?

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Well arch-

      You picked up on something, minor but important. Why is your speech such and such? Do you remember reading that the disciples of the Lord were ‘unlearned and ignorant?’ Their speech kind of changed if you read the epistles; its natural when you walk with Lord.

      Let me tell ya, and others will agree, that the Lord sanctifies our tongues, and therefore our speech. I use words that I like, not words that others want to hear.

      But crime? That’s the point of the gospel. ALL are tresspassers, no way around it. You are not exempt my friend, just because you do not like the politically incorrect word ‘sin.’ It is a fact of eternity.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        If the speech of the disciples “changed,” as you say, it was because they didn’t write the Gospels, anonymous authors did, 45 to 75 years after the main character was alleged to have existed, so one would expect that.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          I want to use the word ‘incorrigible’ as to you but I will refrain.

          Their speech changed because: Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

          Thus confirming my previous comment.
          Your allegation regarding WHO wrote the epistles will not even be dignified with a response.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Your allegation regarding WHO wrote the epistles will not even be dignified with a response.” – It doesn’t need to be, it’s common knowledge among reputable biblical scholars.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Arch-
          Since you have such an interest, and because the scriptures cannot be trusted, you must have an extra special dose of insight, so lemme ask ya:

          In one sentence or less, do tell us how a man is justified by faith and justified by works, according to Psalms, Christ, Paul, James, Peter, and John.

          Remember, in one sentence or less. You can take your time thinking about it; yea rather you should take your time.

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  7. “You must be very, very special.”
    That line… golden. 😀

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  8. tildeb says:

    What a silly rant!

    On the basis of your credulity and gullibility on which you base your religious beliefs alone, you commit your intellectual integrity. You then make astounding causal claims about the reality we share. In response to your astounding claims about this shared reality, you receive criticisms from those who do not base their beliefs on beliefs but on the arbitration of reality. Heretical, I know. You then whine about mean people trying to pop your belief bubbles and accuse them of trying to steal what does not belong to them, namely YOUR beliefs based on YOUR credulity and YOUR gullibility! But the causal claims you make deserve such criticisms for two main reasons: they are factually unsupported by the reality we share and you malign the characters of those who dare to question them using reality and thus do not share your beliefs!

    You are piece of work, CS because you want your beliefs to stand on the basis of your beliefs but you don’t keep them appropriately bordered. You extend them into the real world shared by all and, by doing so, put them up for legitimate criticism.

    This is your choice and your actions.

    Don’t blame those who take up your aggressive imposition of your causal claims based on your credulous and gullible beliefs; blame reality for not playing your game and then blame yourself for unreasonably demanding special privilege from others for them. You are the unreasonable one here, tyrannically insisting that those you malign have no right for doing what you have failed to do: find out if reality supports your claims and alter them appropriately when it doesn’t. That’s what intellectual integrity means… something you have misplaced in your rant.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      You get style points Tildeb for the creative usage of the word ‘rant’ as bookends, but not so much for content.

      ‘If reality supports my claims?’ This claim?

      Well, out side of heaven above, or the earth beneath, outside of the testimony of nature or the very word of God, do tell we the unlearned HOW God may prove himself to you.

      Feel free to answer this paragraph.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        …out side of heaven above, or the earth beneath, outside of the testimony of nature or the very word of God” – I was going to let this go and let Tildeb answer it, but what the hey?

        We’ve flown into the upper reaches of the atmosphere on the Concorde, we’ve been to the moon, we have a ship on it’s way out of the Solar System, and we have the Hubble Telescope that can see millions of light years into space – no one has found any evidence of a “heaven above.” As for “the very word of God,” we have only the word of mostly-anonymous, superstitious, scientifically-ignorant, Bronze and Iron Age men, that anyone ever heard such a word. Try taking a case like that to court.

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      • john zande says:

        I just did, below

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  9. john zande says:

    Well, out side of heaven above, or the earth beneath, outside of the testimony of nature or the very word of God, do tell we the unlearned HOW God may prove himself to you.

    Clearly you don’t know your bible very well, Colorstorm. We actually have a very well laid-out test which your Middle Eastern god has already happily subjected itself to to prove itself: the Altar challenge in Kings. Your god performed right on cue for Elijah, so let’s see it again.

    Easy!

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    • ColorStorm says:

      May I borrow from Louis from VA confirmed observation that is oh so appropo once more:

      ‘You must be very, very special.’

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      • john zande says:

        What’s that supposed to mean?

        Did your god, or did it not perform for Elijah?

        Answer: Yes, it did!

        The altar challenge was performed to prove your gods existence. We have all the details, even what meats to roast! Your god happily obliged and provided evidence.

        Are you trying to doubt this? Please, do tell me if you are, Colorstorm.

        So, I have answered your question…

        End of story.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          jz

          You would prefer to bring this thread to your basement level. Forget it, not interested.

          Are you aware that the greatest prophet borne of women DID NO MIRACLE?

          Once more: Who are you to demand the Creator bow to your insolent whims, when He has given you the entire word of God which you reject?

          You come up empty every single time.

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        • john zande says:

          Let me get this straight: you’re desperately trying to avoid admitting that your god, Yhwh, performed right on cue in Elijah’s altar challenge.

          Why did he perform on cue? To provide evidence!

          So, Colorstorm, let me remind you what you asked:

          Well, out side of heaven above, or the earth beneath, outside of the testimony of nature or the very word of God, do tell we the unlearned HOW God may prove himself to you.

          You do remember asking this, don’t you? I hope you do. And in answer, I directed you to Elijah’s altar challenge. That, Colorstorm “HOW God may prove himself to you”

          He’s done it before, so there shouldn’t be any issue with doing it again, correct?

          I mean, a god should be consistent, shouldn’t it? An inconsistent god isn’t really worthy of admiration, is it?

          So, why won’t you now address this? It’s in your infallible book

          Did I, or did I not, answer your question?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Why stop at your ‘challenge?’ Why not ask for a plaque of frogs?

          Why not ask for a rainbow delivered to your doorstep in a box?

          Your arrogance knows no measure john. And by the way, there was no question asked. It was a statement. (careless reading leads to careless conclusions)

          Tell we the unlearned HOW God may prove himself to you.’

          and the proof is in what you deny, for if you knew the scriptures in CONTEXT, you would not dare to continue to insult the God of heaven.

          As for me? The word of God stands.

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        • john zande says:

          Errrm, no, it was a question. You even asked it twice! You asked what your god could do to prove itself, and I used your own book to show you what it could do. It can do it, after all, because it’s already done it, to prove itself to sceptics….

          Or are you denying that your god did this, Colorstorm?

          Now, if proving itself was not important, as I think you’re trying to allude to, then why did it do it for Elijah?

          Consistency. We can only hope your god has it.

          Now, I’ll be happy to do the altar challenge. I’ll fly to the US immediately if you’d like to do it with me. You just name the spot, and I’ll be there.

          Are you up for it? I am…

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Ah john, I know what I wrote. It was NOT a question. Do you see a question mark?

          Tell us HOW………….and your response would be:

          ‘By winning the alter challenge, etc.’ As I said, you read carelessly and form opinions that are without merit.

          If you are wrong about something so simple, you certainly have no clue as to what perverted demands you make of a God you mock.

          God has answered you already. It is written.

          As to your other comments, don’t bother.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          God has answered you already. It is written.” – by mostly-anonymous, superstitious, scientifically-ignorant, Bronze and Iron Age men – you keep failing to finish the sentence!

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        • john zande says:

          How odd. American English must be different to the Queens English, as in the Queen’s English the word “HOW” denotes a question… 😉

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        • ColorStorm says:

          C’mon john,

          I don’t see HOW a man can exist and not admit to a Creator 😉

          HOW spiders spin webs is truly a dazzling display of dexterity and skill.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          HOW spiders spin webs is truly a dazzling display of dexterity and skill.” – Absolutely! Skills evolved over eons of natural selection.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Without the blueprint from a Creator, that is your only answer. Too bad.

          But is that a question? 😉

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Tell we the unlearned HOW God may prove himself to you.” – It may not have been a question, but it was certainly a request, an invitation with which John complied.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Well at least you agree. An important distinction as to how things are perceived.

          And I addressed this by speaking to the arrogance of such a mockery, equal to the 450 miscreants.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          I really don’t think anyone needs to mock, your writing style is mockery enough.

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        • tildeb says:

          Yeah, John… bible shmible… what you lack is proper piety. Your respect for what’s true concerning the bible is basement level stuff, donchaknow. Now CS, in contrast, so glamored by piety, knows that nothing you can say about her beloved – no matter how accurate and substantive and informed by historical accuracy it may be – should be heard because she won’t tolerate hearing anything but adoring words of slavish praise for her perfect Divine Lover who is responsible for everything good and nothing bad and runs this commune of stoner love that you, too, can join, you see… if only you’d give up this foolish and evil respect for what’s true and knowable.

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  10. john zande says:

    Oh, and let’s not forget Jesus. He was, so we’re told, a great fan of providing evidence;

    “To them He presented Himself alive after His passion by many proofs” (Acts 1:3)

    “See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself; feel me and see, because a spirit does not have flesh and bones just as you behold that I have.”

    “Put your finger here, and see my hands, and take your hand and stick it into my side, and stop being unbelieving but become believing.”

    Evidence, it seems, wasn’t just important to Jesus, it was essential. He didn’t believe in “faith.” In fact, Jesus sets a pretty clear standard for what that evidence should be. It had to be physical, verifiable, observable, and it had to be testable as displayed in the story of Thomas who is encouraged to poke and prod at the human specimen.

    Now this begs the question: if Jesus didn’t expect his own disciples to believe without evidence, why then is “faith” (belief without evidence) the central tenet of Christianity?

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    • ColorStorm says:

      jZ-
      You make two glaring mistakes if I may point them out.

      -Not simply many ‘proofs.’
      But many ‘infallible’ proofs. -the word of God

      -Faith is belief without evidence? Ah, no.

      Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the EVIDENCE of things not seen.’ -The word of God

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  11. I really must remember to file a complaint with the troll department. Surely ColorStorm is worthy of higher quality critics?

    When I read the opposition, I’m never quite sure whether I should be glad God has such pathetic clanging gongs speaking against Him or insulted because they can’t even be bothered to rub two brain cells together.

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    • john zande says:

      Care to address the comment, and the points raised, or are you just happy being abusive?

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      • LOL, ah John Zande nobody squeals abuse quicker than a bully.

        If you want a worthy opponent for your atheistic evangelicism you should look up Theodore Beale. Now that guy is just about right for your caliber of debate.

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        • john zande says:

          Insanity, are you denying that Jesus provided evidence for his disciples? Are you trying to avoid this little passage:

          “To them He presented Himself alive after His passion by many proofs” (Acts 1:3)

          ]

          Now, don’t blame me for citing your own book. It’s what you guys look to for guidance, right? It’s infallible, right? Why are you doubting it now, then? It’s there in black and white, isn’t it? Jesus provided “many proofs.”

          You can try all you like to divert attention, but I’m quite happy to keep on-topic.

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        • tildeb says:

          And of course the Big Defense of using the bible to promote religious tyranny is that it’s supposedly true. So by pointing out the inconsistencies and incompatibilities it contains is considered a deadly and evil attack on God. So even if your points are true, they cannot be true in the Christian mind by definition! That’s why people like CS and IB22 cannot refute you with what’s true but must go after your character and claim you a nasty piece of work and that’s why no one should dare consider that their curtain of faith might be hiding anything less than the Great and Powerful OZ!

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      • tildeb says:

        Once again and right on cue, IB22 likes to assign to others as a vice what she herself thinks is a virtue when she does it: troll! Of course her comments add nothing of substantive value to the points under discussion: she’s here to pretend ColorStorm is worthy of critical exemption because of… wait for it… privileged piety! Any legitimate and scholarly criticism then becomes ‘abusive’ because, well, it cannot be equivalently pious! And if it isn’t piously approved, it cannot possibly be true…

        Oh, the irony…

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        • ColorStorm says:

          No tildeb, you have it backwards.

          She (ib22) was addressing the petulant charge that Christ left this earth with no evidence. Its a tired tale.

          Listen to yourself. It’s the never-ending-story: you believe none of the book, yet demand answers from all of it; you mock, defame, and you ask for ‘evidence;’ it is THIS tireless same old story where you dare God to appear just for you to answer your unceasing insolent charges, then try to paint believers as the ones with defects. Nice try.

          You can attack the scriptures all you want; as was said on numerous occasions, the Devil is more of a scholar than all your friends combined, and He came up short. The EVIDENCE was Christ Himself. It that’s not enough for you, that’s fine, but the grooves of your 45 have long been worn out, but the song of the word of God ‘remains the same.’

          And by the way, what can be said of people who try to teach a book they think is fraudulent…………I’m thinking there is a pretty low credibility factor.

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  12. Arkenaten says:

    At the risk of being pilloried by the host for only picking up on one aspect of this rather long post ….

    The net has actually done lots of damage, and it actually speaks to the word ‘hilarious.’ Not funny

    In respect of religion, the internet has done tremendous good. It has made accessible a huge amount of information that would otherwise have little or no chance of being seen and read by millions. For believers and non believers alike.
    Granted, an awful lot of it should be treated with kid gloves, but then so should every thing until its veracity has been tested.
    It is apparent that a great many religious people are up in arms over the internet about the so-called New Atheists ( what ever they are), supposedly stealing their thunder, which in my mind is odd as when one considers the ever-dwindling attendance figures at churches across the world I , as an atheist , would have thought ”instant communication” between god- believers would be welcomed with open arms.

    Maybe some are upset because of the sudden challenge to their once total dominance of the religious position?
    This idea I also find strange as there is now the opportunity to vigorously defend their position and to reach skeptics and their challenges almost instantly.

    Sharing info is another thing. Knowledgeable believers are now able to help the mostly ignorant religious community with Biblical exegesis, etymology, hermeneutics and other theological matters.

    No more does such material have to be the sole preserve of the Church or anyone else in authority.

    Truth will prevail.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      ark-

      When I say that the net has done more damage, in the context of these blogs for example, I may have spent 3 days writing a post, it could have been a little long like this one, it is posted, and with seconds there is a response that clearly speaks to an agenda. The post was an ancillary convenience and springboard for putting forth a response for lets be kind, a nefarious purpose. In some cases, the speed of information has raped true rumination of thought.

      None would diminish the accumulation of knowledge, but among your own peers it has been determined that iq is a poor barometer for measuring intelligence, for how many ‘advanced thinkers ‘ have reasoned out God from His own Creation. As to the truth prevailing, it is right now, today, and it ‘will set you free.’

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      • Arkenaten says:

        As to the truth prevailing, it is right now, today, and it ‘will set you free.’

        At the risk of sounding facetious, based on the number of people leaving and denouncing religion, I would have to agree.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Yep, narrow is the way that leads to life. Broad is the way that leads to destruction.

          God’s word is ALWAYS light years ahead. The truth will set YOU free as well.

          Two miscreants strung alongside the central person, at Golgotha’s hill. Which one are you?

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      • john zande says:

        None would diminish the accumulation of knowledge

        Interesting. If you actually believe this statement of yours, Colorstorm, then you’d accept the collected knowledge of the worlds greatest biblical archaeologists and scholars….

        EDIT*

        John please, your assaults of prolixity on scripture and men of God are tiresome. How many times will you say Moses never lived? How many times will you say Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were imaginary? How many times will you insult the person, work, and worth, of Christ? And how many times will you put forth the notion that your so called scholars and archaeologists are able to dismiss history?

        You know you have no argument here, perhaps you would have better luck dealing with people who do not believe the scriptures.

        You apparently forget, for if 4,000 men say the tombs of the Gadarenes are a myth, I will show you 4,000 misinformed or 4,000 if intentional, liars. With every comment of yours, you are looking for disciples if even one to ‘follow you’ to the land of nothingness. I will not help you by posting the bastard commentary that suggests the scriptures are somehow deficient.

        This is not a dumping ground. If your friends say Moses was a myth, I will show you filthy dreamers. If your friends say Abraham was a myth, I will show you raging waves of the sea. If your friends have convinced you that Christ was not the son of God, I will show you doctrines of devils.

        And yes, all knowledge is good. The alleged knowledge you bring is an assault on the God of heaven and His word. I’m going with He who MADE the dromedary.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          If your friends say Moses was a myth, I will show you filthy dreamers. If your friends say Abraham was a myth, I will show you raging waves of the sea. If your friends have convinced you that Christ was not the son of God, I will show you doctrines of devils.

          See what I mean about his high drama! – “raging waves of sea – doctrines of devils” – pulp fiction!

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        • john zande says:

          Colorstorm, please, if you’re going to do your “Edit Notes” to peoples comments then for the love of you god include the whole comment

          Cutting peoples comments to three lines is censorship… and by you even doing it you have aptly demonstrated that my statement was correct.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Censorship? Ha, the real story is how any of your comments stand (grace) in light of such brazen arrogance toward God and His word.

          Perhaps you missed the opening line of this very post:

          ‘whose mouths must be stopped; from such turn away.’

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  13. Scarlett says:

    God isn’t obligated to prove His existence to scoffers. Why would He be?
    ” He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” John 14:21
    God manifests Himself only to those who believe by faith. All others go begging.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Five star comment Scarlett-

      Are ya listening ye naysayers. Why would God sink to your level, when he has provided everything already that you may have no excuse?

      ‘It is written’ is His final word.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        ‘It is written’ is His final word” – written by mostly-anonymous, superstitious, scientifically-ignorant, Bronze and Iron Age men.

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        • archaeopteryx1

          I haven’t followed every word here – but may I jump in to say something? Could you or I write anything as good and truth as this so-called bronze-age writer?

          the apostle Paul in his first letter to the Christians at Corinth:

          13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.
          4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
          8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
          11 When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
          13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
          Hope you can see that this is something to admire not revile, repent of your sins, and love and be loved by the Lord Jesus Christ. We all had to go by way of humility, like a child, in order to grow up,
          Maria

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Actually, iconoclast, Paul was not a Bronze Age, but rather an Iron Age writer, and though he was not highly educated, he did receive some education in Greek and Greek philosophies, and yes, he wrote well, but I’m not sure what that proves. He wrote 7 of the 14 epistles attributed to him, the other 7 are in dispute among reputable biblical scholars.

          “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”

          I’ve often used this verse to explain why I walked away from religion.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          I hope icon- answers you, but you sure do spend a lot of time engaging in that which you despise. There is a large part of you that knows you are hearing the truth. You can hide it, but others know better.

          As to your opinion of the unlettered Paul,
          did you know that many law schools used the book of Romans in teaching impeccable logic? The first five chapters could never have been written by a mans natural knowledge.

          Strange how even the wrath of man praises God. But you missed icons- point entirely regarding the text she gave you. You can’t be that cold hearted.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          …did you know that many law schools used the book of Romans in teaching impeccable logic?” – Could you please post a complete list of which law schools that might be? I’d like to contact them regarding the effectiveness of those courses and report back to this blog entry.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          So you can mock the word of God even further?

          You don’t get it. Even in their mockery of God and His word like you, they recognized ‘something useful’ about the epistle.

          Your recent attempt to post your Christ mocking video at this site (which was declined) pretty much tells you what I think of your request.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          So you can mock the word of God even further?” – Not at all, so I can see if you’re telling the truth or concocting windy stories for the benefit of your fan club.

          As for the Tim Minchin video, i KNEW it wouldn’t fly – I posted it for your entertainment only – you’re welcome!

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Lies? Ah really?

          Who has said Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob never lived?

          Need I go further?

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        • Wally Fry says:

          You use a verse of the Bible to explain why you turned your back on the Bible? Surely that contortion hurt Arch

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Surely that contortion hurt Arch” – I rather think of it as poetic justice.

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  14. You’re right that Paul wasn’t bronze age, but that’s not the important thing.
    Does more recent mean more true?
    Does older mean less true?
    These reputable scholars you referenced but not by name – are they really smarter then the old Christian writers they try to dismantle and discredit? They could never define love as well as the iron age Paul. Could you? I couldn’t. And isn’t that the point? Do you truly know more than Paul did about this one subject we’re speaking of? Are you truly more grown up than he was, so that you can move past what he had to say about love?
    You say you grew up and that is why you walked away from faith in Jesus Christ, justifying this with Paul’s own words. Return to the Lord and He will return to you is my answer! Now pick my words apart – it’s easy – but you can’t do that to Paul’s words. They stand above you and me, in judgment of our constant failures.

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      @Iconoclast:

      Does more recent mean more true?” – No, of course not, but more accurate means more true.

      …are they really smarter then the old Christian writers they try to dismantle and discredit?” – I can’t speak to their intellect, as I doubt that any of the older writers ever heard of an IQ test, much less ever took one, but I can say that I have reason to think that recent writers are far more knowledgeable than the more ancient ones – Genesis writers, for example (at least the Yahwist and Elohist Sources) believed the earth to be a flat disk, covered by a transparent dome that kept the waters of outer space from inundating us, and of course, they thought that the sun revolved around the earth every day. They didn’t seem to have given any thought as to how the sun slogged through all of that water in space, without being extinguished.

      Do you truly know more than Paul did about this one subject we’re speaking of?” – Paul made it clear that he felt that sex was something people should avoid if possible. He seems to never have known the love of a woman, and never sat by the bedside of his children, as I have, and just watched them sleep, totally emersed in the beauty of what they were, what they had been, and the anticipation of what they might be, so yes, I do believe, whether I can state it elegantly or not, that I know far more about love than Paul ever drempt of.

      Return to the Lord and He will return to you” – I gave up an interest in imaginary friends shortly after I stopped believing in Santa Claus. I DO however sense that you are sincere in your beliefs and in your concern for me, and for that, I thank you.

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  15. ColorStorm says:

    This is stellar. I’m fortunate to get outstanding comments, as this is impossible to argue with or malign. Love the final thought about the apostle’s words standing above us, as we know they are God’s words..

    To walk away from the Lord, you may as well say you are putting away faith, hope, and charity. To even think such a thing indicts us perfectly.

    You do not need an invitation M. ya know to ‘jump in.’ 😉

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      To walk away from the Lord, you may as well say you are putting away faith, hope, and charity” – How odd of you to say that, CS – I have all three of those things, only I apply them toward my flesh and blood fellow humans, rather to some faceless imaginary spirit-people.

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      • Eliza says:

        Oh yes, those who lie to you, mislead you, steal from you, murder, rape, corrupt with all manner of evil. Those are the ones you should put your faith and hope in.

        They love your charity and will always make sure to take advantage of you, for that is the nature of fallen man. There are to be sure, glimmers of the divine in the altruistic behavior of certain people, but the petty sinfulness of the many abounds to unseemly corruption, making them easily manipulated.

        Even altruism is most times tainted with selfish devious motives, one such person being Soros with his charitable giving to promote his extreme leftist agenda.
        You will never be able to overcome the dereliction of evidence for a bankrupt theory that has no basis in fact when it comes to just the example of the amazing creative power of mankind.

        Technological ability doesn’t erase sinfulness, but it does point to the fact of an omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God who has gifted mankind with this ability. How could such superlative ability arise accidentally from nothing? It is the height of imbecilic faith that believes we arose accidentally from nothing.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Yeah Eliza, as if love could be put under a microscope and measured; or all the little blobs of organisms that magically appeared in one place to make a human, which made an opposite human, so they could magically reproduce, then when fully developed, these perfect specimens evolved to the point where they lied, stole, and killed each other.

          Sin is the product of natural selection? Oh that’s right, the enlightened ones do not use the word sin; it is simply dismissed. The evolution of man has no answer for sin.

          Apart from God’s word, it is pointless and senseless. Good twin posts by the way, tkx.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          They love your charity and will always make sure to take advantage of you, for that is the nature of fallen man.” – I really haven’t found that to be the case. In fact, reading the Bible over and over, as I have, I find the behavior of your god, as described by the anonymous, superstitious, scientifically-ignorant Bronze and Iron Age men, to have qualities far more deplorable than those of any of the people I know.

          It is the height of imbecilic faith that believes we arose accidentally from nothing.” – From what did your god arise?

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        • Eliza says:

          Well, one day those rose-colored glasses will be ripped off of your nose and then you will see what is true. However, it can be hard for those who live and breathe sin to recognize it. We are like fish in water, when it comes to sin.
          How does sacrificing your first born child to a heathen god by burning it alive in the fire sound to you? How does bestiality, incest, sexual relations with a woman and her daughter sound to you? How does sedition, murder, rape, and all manner of mayhem sound to you? You are a puny little person whose words spoken against God are a momentary vapor that will rise with all your sins before our Holy God and He will pour out His wrath upon you just like He did upon all those nations and peoples who practiced the evil that should be abhorrent to us. Your only hope is to repent of your sin and put your faith in Jesus Christ. Perhaps He will have mercy upon you for He had mercy on me.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          How does sacrificing your first born child to a heathen god by burning it alive in the fire sound to you?

          How does sacrificing your son because your god told you to, sound to you? How does cutting your little daughter’s throat because she happened to be first through the door to greet you, because she loved her daddy, sound? How does allowing your, “only begotten son to be scourged and hung on a cross all day until he died of asphyxiation (according to anonymous authors, writing 45-70 years later, who never met him), sound?

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Dang Arch..you lose a lot of sleep over something that never happened. Here’s a deep thought. If it never happened it doesn’t matter. If it did happen. .then our right to question it doesnt matter.

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  16. Eliza says:

    We can argue ourselves green with atheists and they will never bend the knee to God through faith in Jesus Christ. They are lost, and only until God in His mercy reveals Himself to them, they will never believe for that is the plight of all mankind whether religious or atheist.

    Atheism is just another false doctrine spread abroad by the workers of iniquity who are doing the will of their father who is the prince of the power of the air. Don’t you remember that you were once like they are? Then, God in His great mercy and grace, did that miraculous work in your heart and you believed. I was an atheist and took delight in attacking the Christian faith, but God in His mercy brought me to salvation.

    I met Jesus Christ and I have never been the same since. They too need to meet Jesus Christ, and God in His mercy is able to save those who are lost, praise His name. We must however, make sure to guard our hearts when conversing with these bereft of the truth, because they are part of the vanguard of the enemy’s attack on our hearts and minds. We must put on the whole armor of God and guard our minds with the helmet of salvation, guard our hearts with the shield of faith, and do our battle with the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.

    Don’t get sidetracked by their pointless questions and debates, just systematically present the Word. Perhaps God in His great mercy and grace will open their eyes to the truth and they will repent of their sins and put their faith in Jesus Christ, believing all that He has said in His Holy Word the Bible.

    This singular work, the Bible, could never be the work of man because it is beyond the capacity of man to write. So their protests that it is just the work of fallen men is devoid of any intelligence, understanding, experience, sense or reason. God bless you:)

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    • tildeb says:

      Atheism is just another false doctrine spread abroad by the workers of iniquity who are doing the will of their father who is the prince of the power of the air.

      This is an intentional lie. This breaks a commandment. This lie being spread by Eliza and ‘liked’ by three other people is meant to misrepresent real people in real life and vilify them. You should be ashamed to write such lies, Eliza, apologize to those you’ve maligned, and you CS should be ashamed to allow the comment to stand without criticism for lying. To go along with such lies makes each person culpable as if they, too, thought it was in some way pious to lie for Jesus. It isn’t; it’s reprehensible.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Ah Tildeb, let’s see what God’s word says about lies:

        Speaking of they who deny God: ‘Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.’

        God says all unbelievers ‘walk according to the prince of the power of the air.’

        ‘I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life.’ (The Lord Christ)

        Eliza merely cited God’s word. Does that trouble you? That would be a good thing then.

        Do you somehow think you are exempt from the sinnership of man? If you do not believe there is sin, and a God in heaven, then why do you care?

        If you do believe there is a God in heaven, then you must agree He is correct, and you are not. After all, He did say ALL men are liars.

        Any apology? Indeed, you could render toward heaven to He who sits upon the right hand of God, as He is rich in mercy.

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Tildeb
        I feel pretty at home here, as I have some..experience…with folks getting upset with any reference to people being children of the devil.Apparently, one person thought I was implying his mother had slept with Satan.

        Okay…you say a commandment was broken? Well…no, not at all. The Bible clearly teaches that all of us are either Children of God, or children of the devil. If you have read enough to get that lying breaks a commandment, then you probably know the truth of this as well.

        Now, as to the question of whether you like this truth? Well, of course not. We all hate that truth. We all hate the God considers our rebellion as sin and wants us to come in line with His desires. That would be why it’s called rebellion.

        Eliza has not lied to you or about you. She simply relays what God’s Word says. You can say she is wrong, but you cannot say she lied. That would be…well we will leave it at simply untrue.

        Why do you all get to come on here and fling whatever mockeries and insults you want to, with no other source than your own opinions and yet any Christian who dares to compare anyone to the standard of what God considers holy,,,then its on? Just curious.

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      • Eliza says:

        Honey, you are laboring under the vain imaginations and machinations of those who just don’t want the truth to be true, how could anything be more deluded than that. The evidence just doesn’t support your heretical belief system that you hold onto so that you can live life your way and answer to nobody. However, that is the plight of all of mankind, so you should be right at home. This is my favorite quote from an atheistic evolutionist, Dr. George Wald, a Nobel laureate:

        There are only two possible explanations as to how life arose: Spontaneous generation arising to evolution or a supernatural creative act of God….There is no other possibility. Spontaneous generation was scientifically disproved 120 years ago by Louis Pasteur and others, but that leaves us with only one other possibility…that life came as a supernatural act of creation by God, but I can’t accept that philosophy because I do not want to believe in God. Therefore I choose to believe in that which I know is scientifically impossible, spontaneous generation leading to evolution.

        George Wald, “Origin, Life and Evolution,” Scientific American 1978.

        Of course that above quote dovetails nicely into the following quote by Dr. Wolfgang Smith:

        A growing number of respectable scientists are defecting from the evolutionist camp….moreover, for the most part these “experts” have abandoned Darwinism, not on the basis of religious faith or biblical persuasions, but on strictly scientific grounds, and in some instances, regretfully.

        Taylor, Origins Answer Book, p. 107

        Because it is unsustainable by scientific fact Dr. I. L. Cohen calls it a false theory:

        Micro mutations do occur, but the theory that these alone can account for evolutionary change is either falsified or else it is an unfalsifiable, hence metaphysical, theory. (Shades of Wald anyone?) I suppose that nobody will deny that it is a great misfortune if an entire branch of science becomes addicted to a false theory. But that is what happened in biology…I believe one day the Darwinian myth will be ranked the greatest deceit in the history of science. When this happens, many people will pose the question: “How did this ever happen?”

        I. L. Cohen, Darwinism: The Refutation of a Myth (London: Croom Helmm, 1987), p. 422.

        The evolutionary lie has been propagated upon mankind by lying liars telling lies because they love their sin and are driven by their father the devil. Yes dear one liars are condemned to hell. You had better repent and put your faith in Jesus Christ before it is too late.

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  17. Brothers and sisters, maybe this is the case here:

    Matthew 7:6
    Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

    Eliza spoke of being careful of such people. I wouldn’t speak to archaeoptyrix1 anymore about this. He blasphemes the Lord and His Word and wants to harm your faith. If he denies that this is the case, know that the Adversary is using him to do this anyway.

    For myself, I don’t feel immune to poison and that is why I won’t interact anymore with him. There are different types of poison. Some you have to swallow – a purposeful action. Others can simply touch your skin and be absorbed or be breathed in without your noticing it. Please be careful.

    1 Corinthians 10:12
    Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      HeyM-
      .
      You would be pleased to know that a recent reply to your post here went straight to the scrap pile. Yea, i know, i will be accused of ‘censoring,’ but as you wrote here, I also confirmed the same in the comment policy. The desire of the atheist is to have an endless conversation, hoping to gain new disciples of nothingness.

      By the way, I was personally ridiculed (what else is new) as being the object of derision on ‘other’ blogs, and I laughed. To be labelled ‘delusional’ while at the same time being the focus of they who are supposedly more ‘intelligent,’ is nothing but amusing.

      Poison, very good word.

      ‘Profane and vain babblings, from such turn away.
      (Fyi, many people who do visit the ‘other’ sites watch from a distance, and from what I’ve seen, some are using their God given brain and merely looking at the content of an atheist blog against a believers, and lo and behold, the light is obvious.

      Poison may be too kind a word too.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        “I have written elsewhere that drastic disagreements challenge our thinking. If something is sure and true, it can withstand the most intense scrutiny.”
        ~~ ColorStorm ~~

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Arch, you just do not get it do you.

          When you bring a charge that the book of Matthew cannot be trusted, that is not scrutiny; that is stupidity.

          When you say that Nazareth did not exist, that is not scrutiny, that is a devilish assault on history.

          When you say Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the Lord Jesus Christ were myths, you are simply proving God’s truth of ‘raging waves of the sea, and wandering stars.’

          Your endless assaults on scripture are not worthy of dignifying.

          The word of God STANDS. It HAS and WILL withstand all your, and even ALL the devil’s nefarious innuendos.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          First of all, I’ve never said that Nazareth never existed – that’s the second time you’ve tried to hang that one on me. There IS evidence that it wasn’t there during the first half of the first century, but I’m not sufficiently knowledgeable regarding that evidence, to make that statement – trust me, when I get time, I will review it and decide for myself.

          As for the rest of it, I notice that beyond flinging scripture and platitudes, you seem inadequate to address the issues through documented facts. I’ve presented a great deal of evidence, where’s yours?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Arch-
          The Evidence?

          IT IS WRITTEN. Period

          The word of God by the way is the only book which describes peoples reactions to it perfectly who despise it.

          Ever heard of God breathed?

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Arch,
          Want some evidence? Hey if you are close to a window…take a peek. There’s ample evidence for the existence for the Creator who make it all. It seems almost incomprehensible that we look at any other thing that was clearly made, and acknowledge that it was, in fact, MADE. Buildings, art, you name it. We look and say..ok, got it…builder and artists had to do that. But, look at what is clearly a creation…and suddendly….”hey check out how all this random stuff just happened to fall together and make all that!. Very cool!.” In case the window doesn’t do the trick, look up. .where the heavens proclaim the Glory of God.

          Documented facts? Hey, The Bible is full of documented facts..as has been addressed over and over and over and yet over again. I get it, you hate the facts as presented in God’s Word. We all do..or did at one time. Hey, we were born that way..sin nature and all. We honestly cannot help ourselves.

          On a positive note, helpless as we are…God has given us one thing. He has given sufficient grace out there for any of us who choose to exercise faith. Yep..I said that…faith. Maybe He hasn’t given us proof, but He has given us EVIDENCE..and enough faith for us to believe. He does require a choice about that. Why don’t you make a different one?

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Hey if you are close to a window…take a peek. There’s ample evidence for the existence for the Creator who make it all. – Read Dawkins’ “The Ancestor’s Tale,” and you will learn where most of that ACTUALLY came from, and understand how the flora came to be – you’re more intelligent than CS, and can probably understand it.

          In case the window doesn’t do the trick, look up. .where the heavens proclaim the Glory of God. – Do you mean where the Concord has gone and found no trace of a god, or where the astronauts who went to the moon, found no trace of a god, or where Voyager has gone, to near the edge of the Solar System, and found no trace of a god, or where the Hubble telescope has looked through space for hundreds upon hundreds of light years and found no trace of a god? How far up do I need to look?

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      • Wally Fry says:

        ColorStorm

        I’ve really been working like a madman this week and my blogging time has been limited. I do watch the threads, though, even while working. I just want to say, your defense of the Faith has been a sight to see and an inspiration to many I think. Just remember, brother, if they are leaving you alone, you probably aren’t doing it right. Devil has no cause to attack someone who is useless.

        Jude did say…contend earnestly for the Faith…Well done sir.

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    • Eliza says:

      Amen! The enemy is using this tool for harm. Praise God that He is able to keep and protect us. God bless you:)

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  18. Eliza says:

    Archaeopteryx1, what an appropriate moniker. This fossil evidence, hailed as the missing link between birds and reptiles when discovered in 1861, has since been proven by scientists to be the remains of a fully functioning bird. Alan Feduccia, a world renowned expert on birds, and an evolutionist, concluded that Archaeopteryx is not a dinosaur transitional form at all.

    Because of the gross anatomical differences between reptiles and birds, lizards could never transmogrify into birds. Based upon these differences Feduccia has concluded that flight could never evolve from the anatomy of a reptile, it is biophysically impossible. So you just try to believe the impossible for as long as you like, but reality will come crashing down upon you soon.

    Seriously you spit out a gnat and swallow a camel. The documented evidence for the existence of Alexander the Great is so much more sparse and distant from his days, than any of the documented evidence for the existence of Jesus Christ and His Apostles. You can attack the historicity of the Word of God all you want, but you are merely displaying your gross ignorance.

    Actually, this attack that you and those of your ilk make upon God’s Word only proves His Word is true because Peter prophesied that such an attack would take place in the last days.

    .…knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 2 Peter 3:3-7

    God promises that He will judge this world with righteousness and receive into His kingdom His redeemed ones. This should be our objective and warning as we look for the return of Christ:

    Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men; for not all have faith. But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:1-3

    So the Archaeopteryxes of this world, without faith, driven by the devil, are wicked and unreasonable men. They will not repent unless repentance is granted to them by the Lord Jesus Christ. We can, in pity, pray for them, that the Lord Jesus Christ will open their eyes, but there is no reason to point by point respond to their lunatic ravings that come from their depraved natures goaded on by the devil; what they say is patently false, and no amount of pretending will ever make what they profess true.

    Great link by Brother Cloud, well worth reading:

    http://www.wayoflife.org/index_files/modern_scoffers_prove_bible_is_true.html

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    • archaeopteryx1 says:

      Alexander the Great is so much more sparse and distant from his days” – Fortunately for us all, Alex didn’t demand that we worship his dad, Phillip of Macedon, or burn in hell.

      So one man decided archaeopterxes couldn’t have evolved from reptiles – hundreds have decided they could.

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      • Eliza says:

        You are ignoring a very important finding that proves birds could not arise from theropods and therefore archaeopteryx is merely a bird. This discovery was made by two Oregon State University scientists (evolutionists) who found the anatomy of the bird which supports flight could not come from theropods.

        Birds have fixed femurs held in place by their muscles that keep their air-sac lungs from collapsing when they breathe. This fixed position of the femur gives them enough lung capacity to fly. Dinosaurs have moving femurs and therefore could not have the same lungs as birds. Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

        There are other specialized features of bird anatomy that allows them to intake large volumes (relatively) of oxygen which are not present in dinosaurs. Additionally, birds and mammals share common anatomical features which are absent from dinosaurs.

        The research of these scientists led them to conclude that birds probably evolved on a parallel path alongside dinosaurs, coming into being before dinosaurs even existed (fossils of birds older than dinosaurs). Therefore, Archaeopteryx, the archaeopteryx could not be a dinosaur bird missing link. Therefore, your moniker is so apropos, because just as this missing link is non-existent, so is the vain imagination that there is no God.

        The fool has said in his heart, “There is not God.” They are corrupt, They have done abominable works, There is none who does good. Psalm 14:1

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      • Eliza says:

        Of course, Alex wouldn’t ask others to worship his father, they were both men. Jesus Christ on the other hand is God the Son of God and it is a privilege and blessing to know Him and worship Him and His Father, God. You miss the point, of course, because you hate God.

        Now I am not shocked by that, because that is the default position of all of humanity and it is so because of the sinful nature. Jesus Christ came so that we can know God as our Father and escape His just judgment because of our willful sin and rebellion by transgressing His commandments. You fixate on what Satan wants you to fixate upon, which is the just judgment of God, rather than His amazing grace and love that sent His Son Jesus Christ to die upon the cross for your sins, taking the punishment that you deserve so that you can be forgiven and received by God as His beloved child.

        Too bad your flesh, this fallen world system and the devil have you so blinded that you can’t see God’s wonderful mercy held out to you. Jesus Christ is alive, because He rose again from the dead, and promises eternal life to all who will repent of their sin and believe in Him. When I called out to Him, many years ago, He met me and transformed me, even though I had been a willful rebel following the dictates of my sinful nature. He has that same saving grace for all who will repent and put their faith in Him.

        ‘For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.” Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, 24 but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 5 Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.’ 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          You miss the point, of course, because you hate God. – I don’t hate your imaginary god, Eliza, any more than I do the imaginary Santa Claus; I am not, however, overly fond of the Energizer Bunny.

          EDITORS NOTE: And with another mindless comment, we are closed.

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