Whoa, don’t plant that seed.

I love the analogy of creeping things, hyenas, cobras, and even gardening, against the insidious nature of man. Apologies to gardeners everywhere.

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The covert intentions of scheming, the snickering laughter that borders on the bizarre, the sexual perversity,  the stinging venom, and the planting of bad seeds are quite a package when delivered to your door step. Not all gifts are good, and not all need to be opened. It is perfectly fine to say: ‘no thank you.’

‘Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.’ Every. God the Father is the dispenser of good gifts, and there are no nefarious purposes, as He is pure. There is no doubt nor salacious intention. God gives not as man gives.

It is entirely amusing to hear the complaints that I ‘refuse to hear the truth of opposition,’ and will not post vids, essays, and posts that ‘prove’ God’s word is stale bread.

At this site, where the byline reads: ‘combining the colorful issues of life with the unapologetic truth of scripture,’ there is not a drop of ambiguity as to whether scripture is true, reliable, accurate, and settled. God is. Christ is still the Head of the church. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob neither slumbers nor sleeps, and has every interest in man today as He did ‘in the beginning.’  His word is steadfast, and it is the anchor of the soul.

There is no variableness with God.  There is unfortunately, variableness and shadow of turning with people, and when this is combined with the traits of hyenas or cobras, well, you can imagine what kind of seeds are intended to be put in the ground.

Some time ago, there was a barrage of comments within a few hour period from individuals, with the sole purpose to disrupt, jam the site with comment lag, and to sow chaos, making the need to moderate obvious. Apparently WP agrees this is a good tool. People with the intention to wreak havoc cry ‘free speech,’ or even cite the U.S. Constitution as if their words are golden and should never be harnessed.

Newsflash: No. You may be able to say whatever you want, AT YOUR PLACE, and nobody is stopping you, but you see, I as landlord, I as the gardener, decide what seeds go into the ground; and I have no desire to accept ALL the seeds of doubt, darkness, and depravity.

I do not have to open  EVERY package of seeds let alone put in alongside the good dirt. When a person says:

‘Colorstorm is an oddity, but ultimately I think the seeds we sow are getting in. He knows, for example, that Moses was not a real historical character. I’ve been through it with him countless times, which is precisely why he insists on claiming the opposite post after post after post. If somewhere down the line he starts to actually assess this information, and apply it, then some ground has been made.’   -superstitiousnakedapes

Me, an oddity? Meh, so what, probably true. Me saying Moses never lived? A blatant lie, impossibly backed up or in the slightest even inferred, and the commenter admitted his plot: ‘the seeds we sow.’ What good gardener plants seeds of lies?

I am full aware of the intents by they to ‘sow seeds of doubt and discord.’ I am well aware of the overt disdain of scripture, Christianity, and people of faith. Consider these few past observations as reasons to deny certain comments or vids:

I have no desire to ‘scrutinize’ your references of God haters, word of God doubters,  pseudo scholars, and all the perpetual assaults on truth, which by the way are simple cloaks for the real issue: a rejection of the God of heaven, the Lord of redemption, and His very word.

The genealogies are undisputable. The records are infallible. The words are convicting. The prophecies are sure.  There is no book on earth which presents man as the word of God does, after all, God knows what is in man.  No other book on earth reveals the Lights and Perfections of the living God. Then there are the ‘living epistles,’ the lives of men, read by all.

For thousands of years, the word of God has been attacked and called into question as if God cannot keep a good record of his own words. Peruse the internet, or books from the libraries of the world, and you will find plenty of pit bulls trying to devour the word of God, as they are all currently without teeth, because the rock of ages endures. In blogsville also, countless people have condemned Genesis as simply a book of myths. 

Some so-called men of renown have stated there was no exodus, which lateral result calls into question the promises of God to the nation of Israel and further, to cite the Lord Jesus Christ as a madman.  No small feat for a bible teacher, or any body for that matter, to say this with a straight face.

Yea sure, Moses was a myth. What a devilish seed looking for good dirt, but sorry, not welcome in my garden. Plant your own weeds elsewhere; this acreage finds these seeds totally unusable.

Here is a mild accusation:

‘Colorstorm censors, CS moderates.’ Uh, with a choice few, indeed, and happy to do so.  If people had their way, a thousand comment post would not be enough to sow these ahem, ‘seeds of doubt.’  To let the comment stand unanswered gives it an air of legitimacy. To answer gives the perversion credibility. Some comments deserve neither.

The mandate is simple: ‘Shun profane and vain babblings.’ Saying Moses never lived is vain babbling. Saying Christ was mistaken about history is profane.  This is hardly a discussion worth having, as the afore mentioned ‘sowing seeds of doubt’ is the plan.

Someone then adds:

You know your beliefs are brittle, which is why you censor. It’s really as simple as that.
Now, you do know Moses never existed. You know he was a literary invention. You know that a completely contradictory history of the Jewish people has been confirmed. You know that despite all your efforts, you have failed to find a single archaeologist, biblical scholar, or Jewish rabbi who sides with your public position. Now CS, it’s quite clear that have severe emotional issues, but deep down there is a sane man who recognises the reality of the matter.

To somebody who complained about my editorial work, I said this:

Do you ‘censor’ what goes into your salad, or do you sprinkle in rat poison so the spices do not complain?

So we are selective in that which is somewhat irrelevant, and are careless in matters of grave importance. We are such hypocrites. We judge a thousand times a day without thought, but find fault when people take God’s word seriously, and actually say ‘begone’ to mindless and endless babblings which promote mischief.

I make no apologies for scripture, nor of the seeds rejected for the garden bed,  but know of a truth, overt darkness I will not help to plant and water.  If something is rejected, ask yourself why; more importantly, maybe the better question is why have other comments twice as seemingly egregious been allowed to stand….

Yep, our selfishness, shortsightedness, and misunderstandings always cloud our vision; not to mention the lack of respect for the Creator and his word. But that little issue of the dirt and what grows….. and let me tell ya, there is nothing on earth like sanctified dirt.

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85 Responses to Whoa, don’t plant that seed.

  1. Melissa says:

    Great post

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  2. Tricia says:

    Ok, I don’t have time right now to leave a comment that does your post justice but let me just say it was brilliant! The phrase “gnashing of teeth” comes to mind form when thinking of some militant atheist commenters and it’s quite easy to understand why it’s used so frequently in the Bible.

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  3. Wally Fry says:

    I love to garden you know but no offense taken. Why would I allow weed seeds to be planted there though? So I don’t infringe their rights to grow? Why would I let them to destroy the beauty of what was intended? Nice brother

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  4. Tim Shey says:

    It is always a good idea to separate the tares from the wheat.

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  5. Planting Potatoes says:

    I am there with you CS! This whole politically correct climate our world has been under is like a slow growing black mildew in a rain forest – I don’t even allow these comments to make it to my blog – and have been told that I must not be very christian if I won’t allow all views to be heard. What? I wonder if Moses entertained alternate ideas that opposed the laws that he brought down from the mountain? By the way – one of my favorite authors – C.S. Lewis – was someone else who stood for the truth without much concern for what others thought about it. Hmm CS great initials aren’t they? 🙂 Bless you brother!

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Excellent point about Moses posting ‘other’ laws as a gesture of good will. Ha!

      Good for you for keeping the water tap pure.

      As to Jack Lewis, yea, he was a good man, to be mentioned along him even with a distant reference is fine by me 😉

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      • Planting Potatoes says:

        After reading his books – some more than once – I don’t believe there is a non-believer alive that could stand long in his presence! And yes – you are carrying the torch that he once carried! 🙂

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  6. Planting Potatoes says:

    Reblogged this on plantingpotatoes and commented:

    This is a post I really would like my friends to read!

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  7. Ashley says:

    “Newsflash: No. You may be able to say whatever you want, AT YOUR PLACE, and nobody is stopping you, but you see, I as landlord, I as the gardener, decide what seeds go into the ground; and I have no desire to accept ALL the seeds of doubt, darkness, and depravity.”
    I couldn’t possibly agree more with this statement CS. No one can force you to publish anything that you don’t want to publish. However, you must recognize this approach as one that will yield little except pats on the back from people who already agree with you and will not be a useful tool to discover the potential flaws in your thinking, approach and posts. But perhaps that doesn’t bother you, I don’t know. For example, to pre-decide, in advance, that anyone who questions your claim that Moses was a real person, is simply “vain(ly) babbling” should be dismissed outright and rejected from being published, is not as effective as meeting the accusation head on and demonstrating that he was real person and presenting the evidence that would make your case for you. If you feel your position is so weak that it cannot stand up to any kind of scrutiny and must instead resort to censoring the scrutiny, then that is certainly your right and prerogative but it’s not an approach that will yield any knowledge. To simply assert that something is true, without having to defend the assertion would seem to me to be rather pointless. It’s just a re-enforcing of existing beliefs and views. This is why, at my own blog site, I have absolutely refused to moderate, censor or refuse anyone’s comments. (With the sole exceptions being of course spam and things of that nature). By not doing so, I give people reason and opportunity to present me with counter evidence and counter arguments against my own position(s) and meet the challenges in a open and straight forward way. It would never occur to me to present a position that I didn’t feel I could defend and that if I ever caught myself moderating or censoring comments, I would instantly recognize in myself that I was being disingenuous and dishonest.
    That could well be the difference between us. I want my blog to be an open source of discussion using logic, reason, evidence, facts, etc. so I can continue to refine my opinions and positions and continue to do research I might not have otherwise done and hopefully learn something new in the process. You prefer your blog to be a place where like-minded people will always agree with what you have to say and never find any fault with it. I understand the need for solidarity, but at what cost?

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Ashley-

      How many of your comments been refused? Correct, none. Yet your disagreement is obvious.

      But the scrutiny of scripture? Go ahead and scrutinize all you want, from Genesis to Revelation you will run out of ammunition.

      But bring your tales from the crypt, of Ookabookabugabog and how he knows there was no tower at Babel, or Abraham never lived………..well you get the point.

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      • Ashley says:

        I don’t believe I ever said that you refused my comments, but I have heard from others that you have. But even putting that aside and not taking other people’s word for it, you have outright admitted that you will do it whenever the urge strikes your fancy. As per your own words: “The mandate is simple: ‘Shun profane and vain babblings.’ Saying Moses never lived is vain babbling. Saying Christ was mistaken about history is profane. This is hardly a discussion worth having, as the afore mentioned ‘sowing seeds of doubt’ is the plan.” and “‘Colorstorm censors, CS moderates.’ Uh, with a choice few, indeed, and happy to do so.” So whether or not you have moderated or censored any of my comments, the ever present threat of you doing so still lingers.
        “But bring your tales from the crypt, of Ookabookabugabog and how he knows there was no tower at Babel, or Abraham never lived………..well you get the point.”
        Actually, no I don’t get the point. I have no idea what you are talking about. You’re the one who’s doing the asserting, not me. The burden of proof rests with you not me. You want to have a discussion about whether or not Moses was a real person and present the evidence you have for scrutiny? I’d be more than happy to have it. So how about it CS? Now’s your big chance to show me up.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Show you up? Nope, you got the wrong person.

          As to moderation, if the garden idea does not reach you…………..I know what vile looks like; most people do, enough said.

          Burden of proof? how about ‘It is written, again, again, again, and again.’
          That’s all the proof you need. ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth………….’

          Go ahead and deny it.

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        • Ashley says:

          CS,

          Just because something is written “again and again and again” does not make it true. As a matter of fact, it is not written “again and again and again”. It is written once, in one section of one book (the Torah) and then plagiarized and incorporated into the OT of the bible.
          Apart from a few scattered references elsewhere in Jewish scriptures, all that is known about Moses comes from the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
          No Egyptian sources mention Moses or the events of Exodus-Deuteronomy, nor has any archeological evidence been discovered in Egypt or the Sinai wilderness to support the story in which he is the central figure.
          Writing something in a book, does not make it true. This is anecdotal hearsay and nothing more. It in no way can be remotely considered “evidence” any more than the story of Mohammed according to the Koran is “evidence” for his existence.
          So yes, thank you very much, I will go ahead and deny it, just as you deny Mohammed’s existence.
          And I am sorry: “As to moderation, if the garden idea does not reach you…………..I know what vile looks like; most people do, enough said.”. I have no idea what you are talking about. You will have to clarify.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Read Acts ch 7, where it is written again and again……………..by the way, there is no account on earth such as the word of God.
          All men know this, but most men deny it.

          You are certainly one of many in a long train who have tried to find defects in scripture. God has yet to be derailed.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          You are certainly one of many in a long train who have tried to find defects in scripture. God has yet to be derailed.” – I and many others have demonstrated many, many defects in scripture, many of which you’ve declined to share with your readers, and the book that claims to speak for your god has been derailed repeatedly, yet you’re too obtuse to acknowledge it.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Ah, that would be a negative arch-

          You have presented zero defects, but tons of commentary by folks who do not believe one word of scripture.

          Your opinion that Moses never lived is not a defect of scripture, let’s be honest. It is your refusal to submit to the history of the earth, one in which Moses plays a wee but significant part.

          The opening line of the good book has yet to be disproven, and there is every evidence that it is true to an honest heart who makes a distinction between a man and the cow that he is lord over.

          As far as the seeds, of course many of your out dated pics and vids (tell the truth) which mock Christ and malign his word, are flat out rejected, for I will not support your agenda of godlessness, which you know, but hope others will see.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          You have presented zero defects, but tons of commentary by folks who do not believe one word of scripture.” – I’ve presented a full dozen CHRISTIAN biblical scholars who acknowledge the Documentary Hypothesis, including the American Catholic Bible, that Moses did not write the first five books of the Bible, and you would call these Christian references, “folks who do not believe one word of scripture”?

          It is your refusal to submit to the history of the earth” – All serious scientists agree that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, do you?

          Your opinion that Moses never lived is not a defect of scripture” – I’ve never said that Moses never lived, I’ve said that there is no evidence that Moses ever lived, yet another mistake on your part.

          The opening line of the good book has yet to be disproven” – Neither has it been proven.

          your out dated pics and vids” – What pics and vids are you talking about?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Yes, your sources who do not believe the authorship of Genesis are suspect.

          Scholars? Hardly. Alfred Edersheim the Austrian jew and Christian, had more knowledge than modern pseudo scholars combined.

          Age of the earth? Uh, are you sure its not 4.445093, or 4.690353? You see, one can’t be too careful to be off a few million or so. Please don’t embarrass yourself hiding behind numbers.

          You do not recall pics and vids that were trashed? Well, it is possible, at the suggestion of your friends, you were tipped on vodka.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Scholars? Hardly. Alfred Edersheim the Austrian jew and Christian, had more knowledge than modern pseudo scholars combined.” – I’ve given you Christian scholars dating from the 1600’s to the present-day Catholic Church – Are you calling them “pseudo scholars”? I have their credentials, and can present them again, assuming you won’t trash them again – what makes you more of an authority than they?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Ah arch…………

          The authority is in the God of heaven and the verifiable, reliable, and truth in the word of His as recorded.

          Btw, the scriptures determine what is to be shunned and what are profane babblings, because God knows the intention of ENDLESS debate.

          I happen to agree with God.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          “Old Testament History” by Alfred Edersheim was originally published 1876-1887. – You’re saying, with a straight face, that a man who published just 16 years after the Civil War, who had none of the modern technological advances, nor the knowledge (or lack of it) that has been uncovered in the field of archaeology in the Levant in the last century, knows more about biblical scholarship than modern biblical scholars with all of that information at their disposal?

          He never spent a day in the Levant, has no experience in any form of archaeology, much less biblical archaeology, appears to have had no education in linguistics, in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek or Latin, and therefore appears to have had no specialized education that would have allowed him to make educated decisions, other than his classes in theology, which deals with beliefs, not facts.

          Why would you even mention him? Is it only because he says what you want to hear?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Nice work arch.

          Straight face? How many times do you have to hear that if a quarter million scholars said Nazareth never existed, I’ll show you a quarter million mis-informed or lying ‘scholars.’

          ‘He never spent a day in the Levant………………………’ Really? So what.

          ‘None of the technological advances?’ You mean ‘easier and quicker ways’ of dismissing scripture? But why would I mention him? Because you endlessly beg for words and works from people who are scholars who believe the scriptures, unlike your faux friends, who pretend to believe it, while they castrate the truth of scripture.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          How many times do you have to hear that if a quarter million scholars said Nazareth never existed, I’ll show you a quarter million mis-informed or lying ‘scholars.’” – TRANSLATION: “If they don’t say what I want to hear, they’re lying.”

          …your faux friends, who pretend to believe it, while they castrate the truth of scripture.” – Those I cite are not friends, but rather respected, professional, peer-reviewed biblical scholars, who aren’t afraid to accurately describe their findings, even though those findings may not personally be what they want to hear.

          William G. Dever, for example, biblical archaeologist for over 35 years in the Levant, came to his work a dyed-in-the-wool, washed-in-the-blood Christian, with a full background in theology, linguistics and archaeology and a minister for a father – no one could have been more Christian. Yet what he found in the Levant during those 35 years, as well as what he failed to find, caused him to make a full 180 and walk out an atheist.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          So arch, God’s word is weakened by the petty grievances of a man who turned to atheism?

          It appears the good word of God never found a root, and was never mixed with faith.

          ‘No one could have been more christian………..’ Ah, this coming from a person who knows nothing of Christianity.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Again – the only “God’s word” you have was written by fallible men.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Yea ok arch, to you and any who agree with you-

          These ‘fallible ‘ men somehow knew your precise response thousands of years later……………………….

          Wake up from your sleep will ya. ‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.’

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        • Ashley says:

          Sure CS, you must recognize the circular reasoning that you are using? It’s true because it’s in the bible and it’s in the bible because it’s true. I just finished telling you that the only place there is any mention of a person named Moses is in the bible and there’s no other contemporary historical account of any such person nor is there any archeological evidence to suggest that such a person ever existed. You ignore that and immediately start referring to the bible again. And then say that because I don’t follow that account, I’m wrong and you’re right.
          I couldn’t help but notice your conversation with Arch.
          You say :”You have presented zero defects, but tons of commentary by folks who do not believe one word of scripture.”
          Arch says: “I’ve presented a full dozen CHRISTIAN biblical scholars who acknowledge the Documentary Hypothesis…and you would call these Christian references, “folks who do not believe one word of scripture”?”
          You say: “Yes, your sources who do not believe the authorship of Genesis are suspect.”
          In other words, “Nope. You’re wrong, I’m right.” You first accuse Arch of not presenting any facts and when he points out that the material comes from Christians who believe in Jesus and God, just like you, suddenly, those Christians are “suspect”. Have you ever noticed that any Christian (scholar or otherwise) who happens to agree with your account is accepted at face value and those that don’t are immediately viewed as suspect and dismissed?
          This pattern continues throughout your conversation and appears to be the case whenever you are presented with evidence that contradicts your views or presented with the fact that there is no evidence to support the views you hold. You simply refer back to the bible and dismiss everything else.
          Other logical fallacies: “The opening line of the good book has yet to be disproven”
          It is not required that it be disproven by those who don’t believe it. It is required to be proven by those who do believe it. The opening line of the Koran has yet to be disproven either. Does that mean you accept it as true? I would be very surprised if you do.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          The Creator has not stamped His imprimatur on the Koran or Newsweek magazine.

          He has however proven himself as the God of scripture and creation, through recorded history, and the human conscience which Knows He is the true God.

          The God of nature, scripture, creation, and redemption are one.

          ‘In the beginning God……………..’ You either believe it or not. I can’t convince you.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          I’m afraid Ashley’s onto you, CS —

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Yep, just one more TODAY, who agrees with you that there are no absolutes.

          Fortunately, as was said to Wally @ Palmyra, there are other days in the week, and many weeks in a year.

          Unfortunately, weeks tend to turn into years, then time is gone. TODAY is all you have, so take advantage of truth when you can.

          Tomorrow you will have the same old argument and lame excuse, and God will still be God; He will still keep the stars in place, and His word will be just as good.

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        • Ashley says:

          I wanted to make this a separate post so that it will get your full attention

          You said: “You are certainly one of many in a long train who have tried to find defects in scripture. God has yet to be derailed.”

          Can I take this to mean that there isn’t anything that I could say that would show any defect in scripture? Or did you mean something else?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Let’s summarize and connect the dots with ‘the links of knowledge.’ There is a bizarre phenomenon captivating the interest of unbelievers worldwide. There is a concerted effort to find fault with the scriptures and to hurl people of faith with slanderous innuendos. Am I sure? Let’s have a second look:

          A person tells you the bible is a fairy tale. He says you are a lunatic if you believe ‘In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.’ He thinks you are insane if you actually believe there was confusing of languages in Babel, he tells you Abraham never existed, he tells you Sodom was not a real city, and he tells you sin is a fabrication. He then tells you the death of the son of God was a joke. He informs you that the ‘faith once delivered to the saints’ is a deluded hope. He tells you men of higher learning have found errors with scripture.

          He then finishes by informing you there are mistakes in what he calls the book of myths, and pleads with you to answer his endless charges. He ridicules people and their precious faith, and he enjoys spreading the poison ivy of unbelief and hopes it is contagious. Hmm, seems I read that somewhere.

          (from the higher education post) Maybe you would find it helpful.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          he tells you Sodom was not a real city” – Wrong yet again! I absolutely believe that Sodom was a real city. It lay on a major faultline that still runs from the Olduvai Gorge in East Africa, all the way past the Dead Sea. Sodom was in fact destroyed by a major earthquake that threw up gallons of bitumen (Egyptians once traveled all the way to the Dead Sea area to collect bitumen, a liquid product of oil, that they used in embalming practices), which ignited and fell back down on the city, much like modern-day napalm, catching it on fire. This happened centuries before Abraham and Lot were alleged to have lived, and was a perfectly natural catastrophe – no gods need apply for credit.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Please arch-

          The internet is damaging your brain and your ability to process reason and truth. The lengths you travel to dismiss God’s word would embarrass a camel.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          I have every reason to believe that yours was gone long before Al Gore invented the internet.

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        • Ashley says:

          You do realize CS, that your argument could taken and substituted with Koranic details for Biblical details and be used to justify why you don’t believe in Allah and the perfect word of the Koran don’t you? Allow me to demonstrate.
          A person tells you the Koran is a fairy tale. He says you are a lunatic if you believe “In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful: All Praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Universe The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Owner of the Day of Judgement.” He thinks you are insane if you actually believe there was confusing of languages in Syria, he tells you Mohammed never existed, he tells you Sana’a was not a real city, and he tells you sin is a fabrication. He then tells you the flight of Mohammed on a winged horse was a joke. He informs you that the ‘faith once delivered to the saints’ is a deluded hope. He tells you men of higher learning have found errors with the Koran’s verses.
          He then finishes by informing you there are mistakes in what he calls the book of myths, and pleads with you to answer his endless charges. He ridicules people and their precious faith, and he enjoys spreading the poison ivy of unbelief and hopes it is contagious. Hmm, seems I read that somewhere.

          So then CS, may I ask what is your excuse for not believing in the perfect word of the Koran?

          And can I take your last reply as a “No there isn’t anything that you could say that would show any defect in scripture”?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          You do get style points for creativity Ash,
          but none for substance.

          Truth is not interchangeable.

          There is a common accord within the pages of scripture which speaks in a language known to the spirit of man.

          There is no mandate to lop someones head off…………………. Grace is the word, and truth is its friend.

          ‘Love they enemies’ is hardly a precept for the disciples of the Koran………………

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          There is no mandate to lop someones head off………………….” – But it IS mandated that you stone them to death if they pick up sticks on the Sabbath – BIG difference!

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        • ColorStorm says:

          I have no mandate to stone anybody, nor do you; as your bias and unbelief is showing.

          Please visit again when you can bring a new song, as this one is wore out, lifeless, weak, boring, and hopelessly lacking in spiritual insight.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          ‘Love they enemies’ is hardly a precept for the disciples of the Koran………………
          1st Samuel: “15:3 Now go and smite love Amalek to death, and utterly destroy love to death all that they have, and spare them not; but slay love to death both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          You really should be careful with delicate things arch, as well as sharp objects. Ye know not whereof ye speak, and you certainly have no clue about the ways of God.

          ‘Love thy enemies is hardly a precept for the disciples of the Koran.’ Wake up.

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        • Ashley says:

          There you go again CS. When in doubt, simply assert that the Bible is the only one true word of God, dismiss all other faiths and religions and gods as false and if anyone disagrees with you, they’re wrong and you’re right. I’ve seen you write it before “There is no debate”
          Very well, if that’s your position then fine. The problem with that and the tactics you use to defend it, is that it is un-falsifiable. And un-falsifiability, as everyone knows is not testament to the strength of an argument or position, but is testament to its weakness. A position that can never be proven false and is true no matter what, is simply tyranny. I can help but notice that you appear unwilling to acknowledge the arguments that you use as being applicable to any other faith or god other than the one you believe in. Whenever anyone presents counter evidence you dismiss it. When presented with the fact that you don’t have any evidence for your views, you dismiss it. If that’s the only thing that this discussion can come to, there’s no point in continuing it any further, because there is nothing that I or anyone can say that could ever convince you to re-examine your views anyways. You seem to always be right.

          Once again, thank you for your time.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Ash-

          But please do not confuse arrogance with confidence.

          My confidence is in the living God who made heaven and earth. Evidence? Ha, look around.

          It’s easily seen in the light of the moon……………accidental or perfectly made?

          There is no middle ground, as God’s word settles it.

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        • Ashley says:

          Thank you for confirming the suspicion I harboured in the last sentence in my previous post: “You seem to always be right.”
          I have taken note of that and change that to now read: “You ARE always right.”

          Thank you very much for clearing that up.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          No siree ash-

          Me? Subject to error.

          God? Flawless and perfect.

          Without His word, we would but be plastic boats tossed to and fro, turned upside down, and inside out, unsettled, and without hope……….. but God………………who is rich in mercy………………

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        • Ashley says:

          “No siree ash-
          Me? Subject to error.
          God? Flawless and perfect.”

          If that is indeed the case CS, then that must mean that your views should be subject to scrutiny and can be refuted if they differ from god’s should they not? Then that would have to mean that if we find what we might consider unpalatable things in the bible – for example the condoning of slavery or the advocating of stoning of disobedient children – that we must have no choice but to agree with this since we are subject to error and the word of god is “flawless and perfect” must it not? This is not something that can be subject to human interpretation then, since we fallible human beings are “subject to error” and therefore must take god’s word in the bible at face value. God must have really meant for you to stone your disobedient children which is why he wrote exactly that. There is absolutely no ambiguity whatsoever about god’s intentions when you read that section of Deuteronomy. None.
          I don’t know if you are a father (I assume you are male) or not, but if you are, have your children ever been disobedient? And if they have, did you stone them or have them stoned to death? If you are not a parent, do you know anyone who is and has stoned their children to death?
          Have you ever taken in slaves? If not, do you know anyone who has? And did you (they) treat them according to the regulations as prescribed in the bible (god’s word)?

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          …we fallible human beings are ‘subject to error’” – The irony of it is, Ashley, and I’ve tried explaining it to CS dozens of times, that the entire Bible is written by exactly those same “fallible human beings.”

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        • ColorStorm says:

          You wished it were true arch, that God’s word is fallible. Read on:

          ‘ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God…….’

          ‘For ever oh Lord thy word is settled in heaven……………..’

          ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’

          Is it not then interesting, then the very basis for communication between you and Ashley, and all your friends, is ‘words,’ not grunts…………..then again, there was a braying donkey who said a few words……………..

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        • Ashley says:

          CS,
          If that is indeed your view, that “‘ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God…….’‘For ever oh Lord thy word is settled in heaven……………..’ ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.’” then you must agree with all of the things in the bible, no matter how atrocious they are, how violent they are and how immoral they appear must you not? Since you (and all humans) are subject to error, your interpretation of it is irrelevant. You and I had a discussion about the looting and rioting going on in Baltimore a few days back in which you deplored such violence and felt that it was immoral. You openly questioned how people lacked such morals and how they could act in such a way. You openly stated that you would never act this way because you have a God-given conscience. I don’t see how you can take this position while simultaneously proclaiming that scripture is god’s word and that it’s infallible – because within that scripture, for just one example, god personally orders Moses to slaughter people by the thousands right down to the last woman and child, saving only the virgins for themselves. In other cases, he carries out the violence himself. That would mean that you can’t be opposed to violence per se, because it is explicitly carried out within the bible under direct command from god and/or of his own accord. The only thing you can object to is the reason for the violence and whether or not it is commanded by god. But you can’t say that violence itself is immoral or unjustified because god routinely does it himself or orders it to be carried out in his name and you have stated that scripture is the infallible word of god.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          I must agree with all things in the bible? You are joking right?

          Believing the word of God is infallible, believing an iron head floated, believing Christ rose from the dead, yes.

          Agreeing that the head-less body of the baptist was good? No. Did it happen? Yes.

          As to violence, you may want to take another look at the despicable acts of mankind.

          God stands blameless and perfect. His ways are always beyond challenge.

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        • Ashley says:

          CS,

          “I must agree with all things in the bible? You are joking right?” “Agreeing that the head-less body of the baptist was good?”
          I never said that you had to agree with all the things in the bible and I certainly never said you had to agree that anything was “good” either. Please re-read my statement. I said that if you proclaim that the word of god is infallible (as you already have, several times now), then you are bound by the words in the bible. Is that not the case? Is the bible not the word of god? I am under the impression that you think that’s the case. If I am in error, please let me know.
          So when the bible clearly states that you need to stone your disobedient children to death, then that’s what you’re supposed to do. I never said that you had to “agree” with it. I never said it was good or moral or anything of the sort. I stated that you must simply follow his instruction. Well, actually, YOU stated that you should follow his instruction by declaring “God stands blameless and perfect.” You have no recourse but to do as he says because you have openly stated that “His ways are always beyond challenge.” Once again, I don’t see how you proclaim that you, as a human, are subject to error and that god is perfect and his ways are beyond challenge and then not follow god’s ways as prescribed in the bible.
          “As to violence, you may want to take another look at the despicable acts of mankind.” Yes, I do take notice of all the despicable acts of mankind every single day and this ties back into an earlier conversation we had about God-given conscience. Where are all these people’s God-given consciences? Why are all these people doing all these horrible things if god gave them a conscience in order to prevent them from doing so?

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        • Ashley says:

          CS,

          I have re-read through my original statements and it does appear that yes, I did say that you should agree with what’s in the bible. That was an error on my part. What I should have written was that you are bound by what it says in the bible, or that you must accept what it says in the bible – but you are correct in that you don’t have to agree with it. I wouldn’t agree with stoning my disobedient children either but if I proclaimed that god’s word in infallible then I don’t see how I would have any other choice but to consider myself bound by those words.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Hate to break this to you, but neither you nor I was commanded to stone anybody.

          You present a false an irrelevant narrative. The real issue here? The stoning of Stephen, or the attempted stoning of Christ.

          As I said, sharp objects should be handled carefully.

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        • Ashley says:

          I have to break the news to you CS, but the Bible MOST CERTAINLY DOES say to stone your disobedient children

          Deuteronomy 21:
          18″If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:
          19 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
          20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
          21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

          There is no ambiguity within this narrative. If you have a son, who won’t listen to his mother and father, bring him to the city elders, tell them he is stubborn and rebellious and then stone him to death. I am not presenting any “false narrative” AT ALL.
          Sorry CS, but if we’re going to have this conversation, pretending that the bible doesn’t say the things that it clearly does, is just not going to work. There’s no question whatsoever that we are ordered to stone our disobedient children. None.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          For the sake of God and the love of the truth, NO, YOU were not commanded to stone anybody.

          Nor was I.

          Ever heard of ‘rightly dividing the word of truth?’ My last comment stands without ambiguity or compromise.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          LIKE!*
          *(I have to say that – CS has my “LIKE” button turned off, so I can’t “Like” comments)

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Way to go arch, post it loud and clear so ALL can see your false accusations.

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        • Ashley says:

          CS, the bible clearly states this “If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son”
          Since it does not make any other stipulations, nor does it make any exceptions, this clearly refers to ANY man who has a stubborn son. Yes, both YOU and I clearly WERE ordered to stone our disobedient sons. (I admit I misspoke earlier when I said children. I should have said sons, which the bible clearly states).

          “Ever heard of ‘rightly dividing the word of truth My last comment stands without ambiguity or compromise.” No I have not, because it is not written in the bible. And since it is not written anywhere in Deuteronomy and comes directly from you, I cannot accept that as an argument. You clearly stated earlier in this conversation that you were subject to error. Your statements on the matter are irrelevant and cannot be accepted because you are subject to error. The only thing that is relevant are the words written in the bible. I cannot subject them to your interpretation of them. It’s very explicit and very clear. If you have a disobedient son, stone him.
          Your interpretation of that set of verses is subject to error and therefore cannot be trusted.

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  8. atimetoshare says:

    Thanks for great words and for giving me the courage to go on. I needed to hear this today!

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  9. Great post. I too sometimes get accused of censorship and stifling free speech. That’s just silliness, I even lean far in the other direction. Comments about stuffing me in a woodchipper however, will not be tolerated 😉

    Scripture is good and true and has never failed me. The rest of your post reminds me of that hymn, We Are Standing on Holy Ground, another one of my favorites.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Yep, the personal insults are expected; it’s the baggage that is sinister to the core, with sole intents for the ‘weaker,’ that they may join the great band of nothingness and godlessness.

      We are not ignorant of his devices…………….

      Last sentence there……back to the idea of sanctified dirt ibytes 😉

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  10. I never thought you should ever apologize for anything you post Colorful Nick— first of all, last I checked, this was YOUR blog site—the content is yours for the posting—and like I once said here to others out there—if folks don’t like what you say, then there are plenty of other places those folks may go to read the like minded of whatever it is their like minds like. . .
    I’ve never thought blogs were places for folks to jump on to bash the author. They are places we go to share our thoughts, beliefs, lives. . .and if someone happens along who doesn’t like what they’re reading, well, the freedom is there to move on—
    I find your ardent faith a soothing balm in this fractious stinging world. I hear so little of the Word in an overloaded biased media–I for one hunger for the Truth–and I believe that you indeed speak that Truth–and you never apologize or back down and I find great strength in that and I am grateful to you for that—
    It saddens me to hear / read that there are those who call Noah, Moses, etc—myths or fairytales—non entities who did not grace our history as people. . .as they say the same of Jesus–and of his Resurrection
    Yet, folks have been saying such for centuries—when we have modern 21st century folks, world leaders, who dispute the 20th century atrocities of the Holocaust (as I’ve mentioned before) then yes, we’ve got troubles. . .the sad part is that people believe such nonsense—funny that, and they call us crazy 🙂
    Thank you CS–for speaking God’s word with such strength and vigor—
    “You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved. Matthew 10:22
    Julie

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    • ColorStorm says:

      Many newcomers visit blogs via references, reblogs, curiosity, serendipity, and a host of reasons, and it would be easy for some to get a lop sided view when they hear words of ‘you moderate,’ etc. So a post like this needs written every so often for context, but it is so pointless to be asked to defend: ‘In the beginning God created………….,’ when the statement itself is the defense. Unbelieving minds do not understand this, as if I or you could make it more true. It is true. Period.

      Some people do not care what is posted on their site; I for one will not promote vile commentary which passes itself off as ‘debate.’ But tkx jewels for your awesome support and testimony.

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      • true–as it is amazing as to whom may stumble this way years down the road—and the constant lambasting from the sidelines has been almost relentless for reasons I still don’t fully “get” yet for the pure sake of nipping at your heels as it were—-debating is one thing but bullying and belittling are two things entirely different and that’s what so much of this has sadly been—bordering on character assassination via life in a blog. . .
        Again, thank you for never apologizing for the Truth—a Christian’s Truth—-

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  11. Terri says:

    The writer can write what he wants on his blog because it’s his blog space, if you agree with what he writes then keep coming back for more reading, if you don’t agree then leave nicely. I see no need to hijack someone’s blog with one’s own personal agenda written in the comments. Great blog post!

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  12. Scarlett says:

    Why is it always said, “The burden of proof lies with God’s people”? Or with God for that matter? God is under no obligation to have to “prove” Himself to His own creation…although He has done that already in many various ways to the discerning heart. In any case I believe the adage that a man with an experience is not at the mercy of a man with an argument. The arguments of a die hard atheist with a sold out to the Lord Jesus Christ spirit filled, fire baptized believer, is tantamount to a blind man trying to convince a man with sight that the color of the sky is really red, when the blind man is unable to “see” either color, much less the sky itself.
    And the beat goes on…..and on and on.

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  13. Kathleen says:

    Amen! “The mandate is simple: ‘Shun profane and vain babblings.’ Saying Moses never lived is vain babbling. Saying Christ was mistaken about history is profane. This is hardly a discussion worth having, as the afore mentioned ‘sowing seeds of doubt’ is the plan.”

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