The great magician

There is an art to the deflection of all good things personal.  Say what?

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My lie is meaningless or harmless, and I wouldn’t  hurt a flea.  There are greater liars you should worry about.

The speed limit is 55. I was only going 68; the other guy was going 90, why did I get the ticket? It’s not fair.

I only stole a paper clip, she took a ream of paper, why am I being written up?

I only made 3 trips to the salad bar, he made 7; why am I a glutton?

The building fell on innocent people; there obviously is no God.

People have no rain; God does not care.

                   I was late 3 minutes for work. He is always 15 minutes late. Why should I be sent home?

I work for 12.75 an hour; the new guy gets 13.55, it’s not fair.

I suppose the pattern and proof of pointing the finger and making excuses should be apparent, and there are a thousand other proofs that turn the finger right around. Sure others fall short, but the Most High is more interested in you and I.

Who do men say that I am? Well, some say Elias, the baptist, or a prophet. But whom say YE that I am? Ah, there’s the rub; it’s personal, as the word of God finds a man (or woman of course) on the highway, in the restaurant, in the office, in the field, in the home, or in the closet. One can only hide from the oncoming arrow for so long.

The word of God finds all men, first in contempt of heaven, but not with a punishing condemnation, for an honest man is perfectly adequate of doing that favor himself. Honesty is a great friend that sends denial its walking papers.

So the question: Whom do YOU say that the son of man is? Is He merely that prophet, a man with good intentions, a wise man who challenged the powers that be, a man who was known for doing things for the poor, or was He simply He who scripture presents as the son of God, and He whose name is Wonderful?

The curtain will close on your magic act; you will be depleted of your rabbit inventory, and you must face the moment of reckoning. All things are held together by the word of God, and by Him all things consist. In the deepest pocket of your heart you know and recognize that the scent of truth is the most beautiful aroma.

Your noted and documented shortcomings of others have no relevance before He with whom you have to do.

Your friends cannot help you. The alleged scholars you so depended upon cannot defend you, as they have their own set of troubles. Your excuses are lame. Your opinion of yourself is weak. Your perverted comments have crumbled and there you stand before He who is Perfect in all his glory.

Why not bow the knee today in unfettered grace while there are still the sands of time; and stop the pretentious magic act. And oh by the way, God created the hare.

https://thenakedtruth2.wordpress.com/2015/01/08/he-is-nobody-special/

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35 Responses to The great magician

  1. john zande says:

    Does the hare chew the cud too, like the rabbit, according to the bible (Leviticus 11:3–6, Deuteronomy 14:7)? 🙂

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    • ColorStorm says:

      This convo was already addressed with your friends, and is pointless to revisit.

      He who made the hare says they chew the cud. If i were you, I would rise to His understanding.

      Hares do not have split hooves, while pigs do, yet pigs do not chew the cud, therefore both were unclean; then there is the camel which also chews the cud…..

      As an aside, I watched a deer chew the cud for an hour and a half while laying on the ground. Kinda reminds you of the hare.

      Yea yea, I know all about the modern opinions and how the ‘hare cud chewing is mocked,’ but the word of the day is ‘excuses.’

      Did you notice also how the locust is clean, yet other insects are not? God’s word never fails.

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      • john zande says:

        Actually, pigs were seen by the early Israelite to be “unclean” because they were what the Philistine ate (and ate a lot of) after arriving on the Levant in 1150 BCE…. some 300 years after Yhwh apparently warned Moses not to go up the coast for fear of warring with them. Oops! Quite a historical blunder, huh? 🙂

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Nope jz, it’s only a blunder if one is fine with amending history to suit the Goliaths of unbelief.

          God is perfectly capable of citing what, when, where, and why, for who’s purpose.

          He has the first and the last word. How he puts up with our commentary is remarkable.

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        • john zande says:

          Believe what you like, Colorstorm, but the “facts” demonstrate a contradictory history… Much like a rabbit who chews its cud 😉

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Yep, scripture always has the last word.

          Let God be true.

          His word is forever settled in heaven.

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        • john zande says:

          …. Except when it isn’t, like in all matters of history, biology, and cosmology 😉

          In those small instances it’s just dead wrong. Oops 🙂

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        • ColorStorm says:

          When Mr jz is long gone, the God of history will still be spinning the stars, giving heat to the earth, and cold in its season. Biology will continue to prove ALL life belongs to a Creator, and well, ‘in the beginning……………..God……………’ will be equally true as it is today.

          Then again, there is always the revival of a language lost for a hundred generations…………………..yea, no big deal. Excuses, excuses, excuses.

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        • john zande says:

          So, you’re saying that you have to come up with “Excuses, excuses, excuses” so as to keep believing in the story despite all the evidence.

          True, and I salute your honesty, Colorstorm. That is to be admired. In fact, I didn’t think you had it in you to be that honest. Well done!

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        • ColorStorm says:

          The ‘evidence’ of the Creator is called LIFE.

          Read again the first sentence of THIS post; the word is deflection. It is YOUR excuses sir. I have none as God’s word is sure and steadfast.

          But nice try at the atheistic shift.

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        • john zande says:

          You’re a little mistaken here, Colorstorm. I’m not the one making excuses here, you are. I am merely stating facts which are known and accepted by scholars across the world, and the vast majority of Jewish rabbis… men and woman who have far more invested in their book being true than you could ever hope to have in ten thousand lifetimes.

          Now, if Jewish rabbis accept these “facts,” why won’t you? Why do you have to keep making excuses just to maintain a belief in the story?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Acts 7 (beginning with the end of ch. 6) John may help you in your misunderstanding, and why people hold their ears from hearing.

          Please read carefully.

          Picture if you can, your rabbi friends as the audience of Stephen who listened patiently until…..

          And while you are at it, imagine yourself there………….after all, is this not the subject of the post here: deflection and excuses?

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  2. atimetoshare says:

    Amen!

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  3. Well said, ColorStorm. You and I are on a similar page today, seeing that competitiveness, that spirit that makes us think we can weigh and measure ourselves against others and declare ourselves superior, or at least acceptable and better than. In truth there is only one judge and we all far short.

    I really liked your last three paragraphs. Those are powerful words.

    I always want to say, come on in, the water is fine, you’ll love it! Don’t deprive yourself standing on the shore and scoffing 😉

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  4. Wally Fry says:

    Nice brother. But let the scoffing begin huh?

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  5. ColorStorm says:

    There should be zero scoffing Wally. I actually appreciate the fact that God need no condemn us.

    That’s why his grace is so attractive. Then again, there are a few hard hearted, such as I was.

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    • Wally Fry says:

      Should be zero, but the reality is there will be huh? Grace is just the coolest thing, if cool is an ok way to describe God. But its’s awesome, able to take care of the hardest around. Good thing too, because things would look pretty rough in my future if God had been running low on grace.

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  6. Ashley says:

    “Why not bow the knee today in unfettered grace while there are still the sands of time; and stop the pretentious magic act.”
    Not exactly sure what the “magic act” is. Why not “bow the knee”? Because I have no desire to live as a slave and a serf. As wonderful an offer as that sounds – my freedom in exchange for a ton of “love”, I politely decline. Thanks anyways.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      The magic act? It is simply making god and his word disappear by way of excuses as the post clearly says.

      Thank you Ashley for the visit, the read, and your comment.

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      • Ashley says:

        Unfortunately ColorStorm, you’ve reversed the burden of proof. I’m not making anything disappear “via excuses”. This god of yours has never been demonstrated to appear (exist) in the first place. All of the “evidence” (I use that term vey loosely, hence the quotation marks) for its existence is extremely fallacious and/or unconvincing. There’s no reason to believe in any of it. It’s the same as the “evidence” of every other god that’s come and gone in the history of human existence that neither you nor I believe in. Christianity only comprises about 33% of the world’s population and atheist/agnostic/non-religious only comprises about 16%. The other half of the planet not only reject the Christian god like I do, but worship another one. More than one in some cases.
        In any event though, my first comment to your question at the end of your original post still stands. The reason I don’t bow my knee is because I have absolutely no desire to live my life as a slave or a serf no matter how wonderful my master is purported to be.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Well Ashley,

          I have ‘Life’ as proof for God.

          What do you have?

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        • Ashley says:

          No I afraid that you don’t have life as proof of god. As anyone can see when they clearly examine that claim, it’s circular logic. Asserting that god is the creator of all things, including life, and that since there’s life that must mean that there is a god is circular reasoning. It proves nothing.
          Furthermore, there is another implication. Even if I were to grant you that it does provide proof of a deity (which I don’t, but let’s say for the sake of argument that I do this one time), this in no way implies that it is the Christian god by any stretch of the imagination. All other religions equally claim that THEIR god is the creator of all life. So in that case, your argument is with them, not me. I suspect that your strongest disagreements would be with Muslims who assert that Allah is the creator of everything.
          As for your final question “What do you have?”, I’m not exactly sure what you are asking of me. What do I have for what? Remember, I am not trying to prove that god doesn’t exist. I cannot say with any degree of confidence that I know that god doesn’t exist. I merely state (as I did earlier) that the evidence and reasoning for the existence of a god (and a particular version of god) is extremely unconvincing and fallacious.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          A man who could not add or cut a piece of wood could hardly make a museum quality table.

          Design and building requires intelligence.

          You would hardly expect a bunch of apes to build a submarine. Oh wait, I forgot, that explains atheism perfectly.

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        • Ashley says:

          “Design and building requires intelligence.”
          Asserting that something is designed, that it requires a designer and that since the universe appears to be designed, therefore it must have a designer, is once again, circular logic. You have no proof that the universe was designed. You have no proof that a designer exists. Just because the universe appears designed to you and you can’t think of any other plausible explanation for the existence of the universe other than “goddidit”, does not make your explanation correct or plausible.
          “You would hardly expect a bunch of apes to build a submarine. Oh wait, I forgot, that explains atheism perfectly.”
          Having the courage to write nonsense like that clearly shows you have no idea what the word atheist or atheism even means. I have said this at least twice already and I will repeat it again in the hopes that you read it and try to understand it rather than assert straw man versions of it. Atheism is NOT the position that one knows for certain that god does not exist. It is NOT the position of trying to prove anything. It is simply the position of disbelief. There could very well be a god for all I know. However, for the third time – I find all evidence and arguments in favour of the existence of a god to be extremely fallacious or unconvincing. Note that this has nothing to do with apes building submarines.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Well Ashley, if you honestly think that all the ‘evidence’ for a Creator is unconvincing, may I suggest you change your approach?

          I see the same evidence as you, and it is processed to its logical and only conclusion.

          And the ‘apes’ idea makes perfect sense, following things to their logical conclusions.

          Use your brain and think From the beginning.

          Oh I think I will grow into a tree….what’s a tree?

          Oh, I will grow a pair of eyes…what are eyes? what is sight?

          Oh I think I need blood? Uh oh.

          This can go on forever, but at the end of the day,

          In the beginning God created………..but atheism? Nope, no such thing, it is not a matter of NOT knowing, but one of denial.

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        • Ashley says:

          “I see the same evidence as you, and it is processed to its logical and only conclusion.”
          No sir, you are not processing anything to it’s logical and only conclusion. You are making leaps of logic and using a tautology to justify your pre-existing beliefs. You’ve essentially stated the same thing over and over in different way – god created life (and the universe, etc) and the existence of life (and the universe, etc) is the evidence that proves the existence of god. Clearly, anyone can see that this line of argument is circular in nature. It proves nothing. I would suggest that it is you who needs to “change your approach”. For starters, your use of the word evidence is erroneous and you should stop using it.
          If you want to believe that a god created the universe and all life on earth then fine, but just be honest about it. Its based purely on faith. It doesn’t come from logic and it certainly doesn’t come from evidence. As I have mentioned already, this line of thinking – even if I were to grant what you call “evidence” (the existence of life on earth) – can only get you as far as deism. It can only get you to the existence of some kind of creator and says absolutely nothing about the nature of that creator. There is no way you can get from that creator, to the existence of the Christian god (creator), without yet again using another set of extraordinary leaps of logic and more (unproven) assertions.
          If I am “in denial” and “making excuses” with regards to the existence/non-existence of god then the two of us are in the same boat because you’re denying every other god that I am, with the exception of just one of them – the one that you happen to believe in (the Christian one). So the two of us have a lot more in common than you think. We’re in agreement that 99.9% of all the other gods that have come and gone in the course of human existence are bogus. It’s just that last 0.01% that we still have to sort out.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Tkx Ashley, but He who owns the dirt has the title deed to the earth.

          God has no competitors, and it is equally easy for Him to keep the moon above as it is to have designed the bumblebee.

          The only magic here is the ability to make God disappear from His creation; and that’s an act that has outlived its audience.

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        • Ashley says:

          Well sir, since the only thing you seem capable of doing is making the same empty assertions and resorting to the same circular reasoning over and over without addressing anything I have said, I can see that this is clearly a waste of my time. Since you know that your god is the be all and end all, and nothing that anyone can say can sway you from that position, there obviously is no need for, and no point in, any further “discussion”. Congratulations on having the mystery of the universe all figured out. Well done sir.

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  7. Eliza says:

    All sinners are indeed under God’s just condemnation. If they do not repent and put their faith in Jesus Christ, God the Son of God, who died on the cross so their sins can be forgiven, and rose again from the dead so they can have eternal life, then they will indeed face the just judge of all the earth. It is appointed for man to die once and after that the judgment. Hebrews 9:27

    God created the heavens and the earth, that is a fact. All sin, that is a fact. The heart is deceitful and desperately wicked, so we easily deceive ourselves, that is a fact. All die, that is a fact. All will answer to God, that is a fact. To let one’s eternal destination rest upon the dietary habits of an animal is exceedingly sad, that is a fact. The rabbit and hare do re-eat what they have partially digested, that is a fact. It is called refection. They eat partially digested fecal pellets, that is a fact. Just because it doesn’t line up with the definition of a ruminate doesn’t mean God’s Holy word is incorrect. We have owned rabbits and witnessed them engaged in refection. God is true, though every man is a liar, that is a fact. God bless us.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Tkx for the input and facts Eliza. Indeed He who created all life deserves the right to determine what animals do and how they do it.

      I too have a friend who is an animal husbandman, and his explanation of ‘hare raising,’ (which he does) is in total accord with the scriptures.

      Let God be true………………

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  8. Colorstorm, glad to see you at work in the fields white for harvest!
    Maria

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  9. Planting Potatoes says:

    good read – really points out the ultimate finality and aloneness we will feel when we are judged.

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