Spreading the secret

The cycle of life does not change even though the actors assume new roles. Cold and heat, night and day, seed-time and harvest, life and death, hearing and deafness, sight and blindness, male and female, Hollywood ‘stars’ or a school janitor, a king or a girl selling pencils; all part of ‘as the world turns.’

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Thousands of years of man’s opinions, and today’s professionals dismissing God and His creation as well as His offer of redemption, have supplied this thought:

How Satan must be embarrassed at the audacity of man to dismiss what is obvious, but secretly is amused as unbelief serves his ultimate purpose.

It is much easier to believe that the scriptures are true, than it is for a man to believe he will live to see tomorrow.  The certainty of your life is elusive, while the scriptures are certain, and the scent of that flower is not meant for tomorrow.

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50 Responses to Spreading the secret

  1. ColorStorm says:

    Ooooh, so sorry john, but that is incorrect, but tkx for playing, perhaps you would like to try Sports for 200?

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    • john zande says:

      Charles Baudelaire would have the curious believe that the finest trick the Devil ever performed was in persuading the world that he did not exist. Baudelaire was mistaken. There was no persuasion.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Hence the word ‘secret,’ but Charles is dead, and Satan is still employed.

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        • john zande says:

          “Satan” is a literary construct, a fabulous fiction dreamed up by men so their cartoon representation of Creation makes sense.

          Again, this pleases the Creator. There is great profit to be had in having men so blind they do not even know how to put a measure on their blindness.

          Colourstorm, did you know that damaged nocicepters, those abnormally specialised nerve cells which register and carry pain signals to the brain, not only regenerate faster than ordinary body receptors (guaranteeing a permanency of authentic misery) but regenerated nociceptors are also significantly more responsive to suprathreshold stimuli than uninjured fibres? Physical pain is not just therefore immune to the weathering effects of habitualisation, it is in fact enhanced with repetition.

          Is this not a teleological stain which indicates the utter wicked genius of the Creator?

          Would a benevolent hand have crafted such a debased reality, ensuring all animals experience maximum pain?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Trip sighs johnz.

          ‘You want answers from all of it and believe none of it……………………’

          Wicked genius eh? Hmmm. Seems to contradict the fact that His creation was ‘very good………….’

          And until you answer in your heart WHY you do not keep genealogies for ground hogs, you will always be at a mental disadvantage in understanding the Lord of glory and His obvious hand in creation. So please do not comment further until you address the stellar revelation of why the life and times of jackals are not archived by birth, name, and death.

          By the way, the ramifications of an absent roster are staggering, so be slow and careful how you answer. You are not far from the kingdom of God.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          That’s too bad johnz that you view things through a dark lens, but you have yet to answer my question, that was presented to you many times.

          Ahem, since man is just another animal,(Why no genealogy for ground hogs?)

          It’s not polite to try to control the remote in the home of a guest. 😉

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          And until you answer in your heart WHY you do not keep genealogies for ground hogs” – That’s simple, I don’t get paid to do their job for them – let them keep their own genealogies! What do genealogies have to do with anything, anyway?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          If I helped supply the answer, you would not appreciate it; please do your own digging.

          It’s not a secret.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          I’ve done my digging – into the history of the Bible – but you’re afraid to let me post what I’ve unearthed.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Uh no, you have not unearthed the truth of scripture. You are guilty of digging in another man’s field. You ‘dig’ at what others have said about the scriptures, as if you could survive by watching another man eat.

          If you ‘dug’ the scriptures alone, your conclusions would reveal light and not darkness. ‘The entrance of thy word giveth light.’ You have simply fallen prey to the wisdom of the world apart from God; you have therefore made God in YOUR image. It’s simple really.

          And that is correct, not interested in posting your profane ‘findings,’ as there are plenty of other places which would be happy to have them. There is nothing new under the sun as to the assaults on scripture.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Careful, John – you’re using multi-syllable words that are likely to go right over CS’ head!

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  2. mike says:

    “It is much easier to believe that the scriptures are true, than it is for a man to believe he will live to see tomorrow.”

    I agree, tomorrow isn’t promised to any of us and we can’t see what hasn’t gotten here yet. but I would caution you on comparing the difficulty of accepting our own mortality with one’s very real possibility in the evaluation of and belief that the bible is true and accurate in all that it says and purports to be true.
    for one admittedly, we have no evidence of and clearly, cannot evaluate yet till the morrow comes.
    for the other, we have ample and available evidence that we can use to evaluate and come to conclusions on. even if they are not the ones we thought we would arrive at.
    my advice, don’t look if you don’t want true answers. many are satisfied with believing on pure faith. no need to mock those who are not because of sound reason and and honest evaluation of the evidence we have.
    enjoy the day. -mike

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    • ColorStorm says:

      No evidence of God?

      Uh, it’s called life.

      Your conscience knows it, nature affirms it, death proves it, your actions and thoughts testify to it, scripture affirms it, and the ungodly deny it.

      But caution? Ha. There are no defects in God himself; now we the people.that’s another story.

      Satan truly laughs with delight, and he has more information at his fingertips, and more experience than you could have in a thousand lifetimes.

      At least he is wise to acknowledge the obvious.

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    • theancients says:

      Moderator: this is a copy from a daily post by Barry Bennett (Dean of Students at Charis Bible College). I’ve seen the direction Mike’s comments have been taking…

      Jesus and the infallibility of Scripture
      Sadly, today many are attacking the infallibility of the Bible in order to promote their philosophies about God, grace, salvation and hell. Almost always when there is an attack on Scripture, it comes from someone who has decided to believe something different and Scripture is in the way of that belief.

      It is comical that those who attack Scripture still use it when it suits them. Either it can be trusted or it can’t be trusted. You can’t sing and preach about Jesus if the book that reveals Him is corrupt and full of errors. You have nothing on which to base your beliefs.

      The most revealing argument in favor of the Bible as God’s Word is Jesus’ own relationship with it.

      Jesus could quote from memory verse after verse. He knew it inside and out. He continually referred to His life as the fulfillment of prophecy, thus, He believed the prophecies.

      He believed in the historical facts of the Old Testament such as Cain and Abel, Noah and the flood, Abraham, Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot and his wife, Isaac and Jacob, the manna from heaven in the wilderness, the serpents in the wilderness, Jonah, Daniel and Isaiah, etc.

      He mentioned various authors of the Old Testament and the books attributed to them.

      He believed that that which was written in the Old was spoken by God. (Mt. 22:31)

      He believed that Moses and the prophets were to be believed when speaking of the torment of hell. (Luke 16:29)

      He quoted Scripture when confronting Satan, face to face. Even Satan quoted Scripture! Interesting that Satan didn’t question the infallibility of Scripture.

      He submitted Himself to the Law and lived under the Law in order to fulfill the Law. This would make no sense if the Law was full of errors.

      Jesus quoted Scripture over 80 times in the 4 gospels.

      Jesus revealed Himself in the Law and the Prophets. (Luke 24:27)

      He opened the understanding of the disciples to understand the Scriptures. (Luke 24:45) This would make no sense if the Scriptures were full of errors.
      There are between 300 and 600 quotes and references in the New Testament from the Old. In other words, the New Testament writers considered the Old Testament the infallible Word of God.
      Just because someone doesn’t understand something in the Word of God, or they have chosen to reject clearly presented truth, doesn’t mean that the Word is fallible. It means they have chosen to establish their finite minds and emotions as the final judge of truth. Sad.

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      • Peter says:

        By the same token, the belief of Jesus in the literal truth of events such as Adam & Eve, the flood and Jonah in the fishes belly might just be the most powerful argument against the truth of the Bible.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Perhaps then you may want to read the ‘opinion’ of one formerly Saul, then Paul, who elaborated through inspiration regarding the life and times of a man named Adam.

          ‘For as in Adam all die……………..’
          ‘For by one man sin entered the world, and death by sin…………………’
          ‘As the serpent beguiled Eve…………….’
          ‘That which is first is natural……………..’

          Then there are his points regarding ‘the last Adam.’ and the ‘second man.’But good luck trying to find weaknesses in Paul’s theology or in the very words of Christ Himself. You will wear your tongue out trying to speak against the truth of scripture. It does appear though Petr that the opinions of men have had their way with you over the strength of scripture.

          Itching ears, vain babblings kind of thing.

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        • theancients says:

          Hmmm… so for you, the fact that God believes and confirms His own word is “the most powerful argument against the truth of [His Word]”?
          Isn’t that bizarre.
          The Master Himself came from heaven and made mention of the days of Noah, Jonah etc. I suggest you take Him seriously.
          This doctrine of demons and seducing spirits that’s parading as logic is still not truth. Do not allow yourself to be deceived.
          I hope this warning from your namesake take root in your heart 2 Peter 3:17 Beware, lest you also being led away with “the error of the wicked” fall from your own steadfastness.
          You err not knowing the Torah/Scripture – which are able to make you wise unto salvation.

          Truth is not an abstract thing my friend, Truth is a person. His name is Christ Jesus. Unlike Pilate don’t just ask the question, humble yourself and wait for the answer.
          Who is Jesus? – no need to answer this here, this is for you to meditate on.

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  3. archaeopteryx1 says:

    The certainty of your life is elusive, while the scriptures are written by anonymous, superstitious, scientifically-ignorant, Bronze and Iron Age men.

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    • ColorStorm says:

      ‘I and the lad will go yonder and worship and return………………’

      ‘A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.’

      ‘Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee.’

      ‘Go ye into the village and there you will find a man carrying a pitcher of water. Tell him the Lord needs your donkey.’

      ‘Go call your husband.’ ‘I have no husband………….’

      Hardly anonymous or superstitious, but scientifically ignorant? Yea ok, and yet, how many instruments have YOU made of bronze?

      Seriously arch, use your God given brain.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        ‘I and the lad will go yonder and worship and return………………’ – ‘At least one of us will’ – Abe.

        My brain is not given by any god, it is evolved, and it guides me to separate fact from fiction – you should try it sometime, the entire Bible would look different to you.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Well well, arch, finally something worth ‘scrutinizing…………..’

          No, BOTH would return. Scripture points out oh, many eons later, Abraham’s heart:

          ‘By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

          Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called:

          Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.’

          You will never get the drop on scripture, as it is forever settled………….

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  4. Wally Fry says:

    “For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.”

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    • Peter says:

      Wally this text from the Bible would suggest that it is easy for people to ‘be deceived’ which seems to go against the thrust of this post.

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      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        Sorry, Peter, that CS censored your joke – he must believe that his god has no sense of humor.

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        • Peter says:

          The irony is that I got the joke from a Christian web site. My clarification of that point remains stuck in moderation.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Fyi, it is not stuck, as there is no need to accentuate the absurd or the spiritually profane.

          Satan and Christ. A joke worth printing? Uh no, not here, not ever.

          But am I offended? How about the pity I have for they who think this is worthy of repeating.

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      • Wally Fry says:

        Well I suppose if the host thinks I have gotten too off topic he can remove it Peter but pretty sure I have followed the conversation accurately

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  5. mike says:

    Thx wally. Are you applying scripture to me there?

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    • Wally Fry says:

      Why would you think that Mike? Perhaps in answering that question you will answer your own.

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      • mike says:

        I’m not grasshopper and you aren’t master cho.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Well….why would you think I meant you? eh..if the shoe fits and all that.

          As the saying goes, if you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen. You came in the kitchen, and it’s getting hot.

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        • mike says:

          Ah… did you think I didn’t understand you, oh speaker in clichés? I meant you weren’t the teacher and I’m not your student. Try a different acolyte. I wasn’t originally speaking to you. Your impromptu insertion into my convo with cs was rude.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          So, let me make sure I have this right?

          John Zande, with his blasphemous assaults on God is perfectly fine?

          Peter with his “jokes” about God is perfectly fine?

          You with your sneaky little assaults on the perfection of God’s Word..is fine

          I quote the most Holy Words in the universe, and I’m rude.

          Got it …thanks.

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        • mike says:

          wally, take a breath… and think. try to see some of his remarks without the emotional baggage of being offended at his conclusions to the evidence being different from yours. why attack the person? why so defensive and unable to even consider what he is saying? even paul told us to “think on these things” in php 4:8.
          you may be trending down the same road as the one brother you were correcting here about martin luther. go with the type of thinking you were employing when encouraging him to “own” the errors that are truly errors, and not doubling down, only making yourself and Christianity look foolish.
          thinking for yourself, with the possibility of coming to very different conclusions, is not the great sin and evil incarnate that you might make it out to be.
          that’s your fear and insecurity speaking. -mike

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Thinking for himself is not Wally’s strong suit.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          And yet you arch, are the master of cut and paste, and a perpetual vendor of other men’s thoughts…………………….

          Yep, I too am guilty of appreciating God’s thoughts more than my own. If that is a bad thing, so be it. Then again, we could always rely on the dry words of lifeless animals who are no different than humans…. Let God be true, and every man a liar.

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          So now you purport to know your god’s thoughts now, do you?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          Yeah arch, God’s thoughts, as in ‘it is written………….’

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        • archaeopteryx1 says:

          Do you hear voices too? I’ll just bet you do.

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        • ColorStorm says:

          ‘This is my beloved son, hear ye Him.’

          ‘This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.’

          ‘It pleased the Father that in Him dwells all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.’

          ‘By him do all things consist.’

          Yep, some good voices to hear.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Really? and this criticism comes from a person whose only argument is the insult? I’d say this is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black.

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        • Wally Fry says:

          Mike you continue to defend the indefensible By the way did you read the comments on Martin Luther and do you really want to defend them? Because those were anti semitic comments I was attacking, not insulting the commenter. Personally, he deserved far more for what he was saying than what he got. So, don’t present as if I run around the web randomly attacking Christians. Peace to you and later

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  6. “Satan” is a literary construct, a fabulous fiction dreamed up by men…”

    All in good humor here, but that is what I like to tell myself too, when I am hiding under the covers trying to pretend to be invisible. Ah yes, let us all pretend the elephant in the room does not exist..

    “Would a benevolent hand have crafted such a debased reality, ensuring all animals experience maximum pain”

    Spoken by one who has little understanding of what the absence of pain is really like. Emotionally, psychologically, that numbness that takes over some people is death and such an awful one that when things hurt again it is actually a relief, a great blessing. In the physical world we really do have children born with the inability to feel pain and those poor babies are at great risk of injury because they do not pull their hands away when something is hot. Love cannot really be known and felt without the angst that goes along with it. Pain is really a sign of life, when somebody is injured, especially children, what those of us in health care love to hear, what is absolute music to our ears, is shrieking cries of indignation. It sounds terribly cruel, but it means the lungs are working, the heart is beating, the brain is up and running. When babies are born what is the best sound in the world? Their cries! Where there is pain there is life.

    Not your words Colorstorm, your words are good and true. “The certainty of your life is elusive, while the scriptures are certain…” Amen to that! Also, God’s love and faithfulness is certain, His steadfast patience with us. He does not waver, He does not change, and He keeps His promises.

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    • john zande says:

      Hi Insanity, hope you’re doing well

      “Satan” is a literary invention. Maximum evil does not know the limitations of this cartoon character.

      Again, I salute your ability of resolving the Problem of Good. You are quite an apologist for our wicked Creator. You explain it so beautifully, and I have always admired your writing style. You are gifted.

      Interesting that you mention babies crying when they’re born. Their first reaction to finding themselves in Creation is to scream. If this world was good, would not a child’s first instinct be to giggle and laugh?

      Meditate on that.

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      • ColorStorm says:

        Interesting John that you make no distinction between screaming and crying.

        I think the mother does more screaming, and for good reason…………………

        But oh how that is short-lived and forgotten when she holds her life…………and how the ‘scream’ turns to joy. And how the newborns ‘scream’ is halted when held by her mother………..

        If you were not so pessimistic, you may understande.

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        • john zande says:

          Let’s not get distracted by the pain of childbirth.

          If this world were truly good, if entering Creation was a treasure, surely a baby would laugh and giggle, not scream in terror.

          An interesting observation, is it not, Colourstorm?

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        • ColorStorm says:

          My answer was clear, but insanitybytres22 was even better.

          Distractions though? Please, you are the master with sleight of hand. Just read your opening comment.

          —How Satan must be embarrassed at the audacity of man to dismiss what is obvious, but secretly is amused as unbelief serves his ultimate purpose.—

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        • john zande says:

          Beautiful, except you have it backwards, Colourstorm.

          The Owner of All Infernal Names is thrilled you believe in an alternative reality. Your “belief” pleases Him.

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