Rejection of the truth

“For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’But wisdom is proved right by all her children” (Luke 7:33-35).

Last night, my wife and I were talking about the religious leaders in the Gospels. She asked me, “How could they have had any doubts whatsoever concerning whether or not Jesus was who He said He was. With all the miracles He had done, the prophecies He had foretold, the things that He knew about that were done in secret, how could they not see?”

I looked at her and said, “I KNOW RIGHT!!!” The fact of the matter is people make themselves blind to truths that they do not want to or are not yet ready to accept. The Jewish leaders of that day were not looking for Jesus to be their Messiah. They were looking for an immediate deliverer and conqueror that would rescue them from Rome.

This is indeed what they received, they just did not understand that Jesus was rescuing them from something far more important than what they wanted deliverance from. The Jews in that day were looking for deliverance from Rome, but Jesus gave them deliverance from themselves. Jesus, in sacrificing Himself, rescued them from the bondage that their sin kept them in. If they thought the years that they served under the empire of Rome was bad, Hell is a lot worse. They received a Messiah greater than what they could have imagined. The only problem is, they did not accept the fact that they were unclean and they weren’t going to let Jesus tell them they were.

This is the problem with thinking highly of oneself. If you do not see a fault in what you are doing, you will not be willing to change your ways. The religious leaders did not want what Jesus was offering because they did not feel like they needed it. Moreover, the religious leaders enjoyed their roles within the church. They liked being thought highly of, setting the rules, wearing fancy robes and praying out loud for people to see how spiritual they were. Jesus condemned all of their actions and because they were not humble, they blinded themselves to the truth. How do we know this? In the verse I quoted above, Jesus states that the religious leaders thought John the baptist had a demon because he did not come eating bread and drinking wine, but Jesus came eating and drinking and they say He is a glutton and a drunkard. They were trying to remain blissfully ignorant because they refused to accept the truth.

It was clear as day who Jesus was, just like it is clear as day that there is a creator but many atheists just like the Pharisees, do not want to accept this truth. Instead, they offer flawed self-defeating arguments in an attempt to disprove God, just like the Pharisees. When those arguments do not work out for them they move to moral and philosophical arguments which neither prove or disprove the existence of a God. Today we deal with people who blind themselves willingly from the truth.

Jesus says, “wisdom is proved by all her children.” In order to be counted as wise one must exhibit humility. The ability to humble oneself leads to the acceptance of correction, putting others first, being quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to wrath and a healthy fear of God. When someone displays these attributes they come to the understanding that there is a creator and that Jesus is the savior. When these conclusions are drawn, you prove that there is a source of wisdom. Without a creator, wisdom is just a concept of wishful thinking. How can anything be intelligent if there is no creator who defines what intelligence is?

Jesus, before He returns is already a conqueror! He conquered death and the grave so that it would no longer have a hold on us. He conquered sin so that it would no longer define us. He conquered the law so we would no longer be judged by it. He is a conqueror with an everlasting kingdom that will never fall and I accept this conqueror. I accept Him as my Lord and savior because He is the only one with the power to set me free from the shackles of sin. I choose to spread His truth and follow His instruction because it brings forth life, life everlasting!

 

 

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30 day blog challenge. day 5 What I think about education.

What do I think about education?

Well the answer to this question depends on who, what, when, where why and how the individual is educated.

Getting an education today means something totally different from what it used to mean.

The things being taught in public schools and even in some theology based schools in regards to science and human growth and development in my opinion is outrageous and is a way to control the minds of the youth.

I would have no problem with these things being taught if they were facts or even the slightest bit scientific. But they aren’t, things like evolution and the big bang theory have no place in textbooks around the country.Those theories are unfounded and can not be tested scientifically. The fact that they are taught these things despite the lack of scientific foundation shows that it is nothing more than a strategy to mold the perspectives of children to make them believe there is no use for a God and that we are God’s 

To make matters worse schools are now further confusing the minds of children by encouraging kids to embrace what ever gender they would like to be identified as and that being born with male genitalia does not make you a male and vise versa.

Education for the youth is nothing more than a way to confuse and brainwash children in their adolescence.

But when you get older you have college to look forward to. This is pretty much a prolonged learning experience designed to take your money and keep you out of the working field for as long as possible.

Most Doctors, Nurses, surgeons and other health care professionals I work with have admitted that most of the things they’ve learned in college they did the even need and that they did not truly learn to be what they are until they started working in their field. 

Education as a form of enlightenment or training in a particular field I am all for, encourage and believe is an absolute necessity, but the way children are taught and the things they are taught today I am 100% against. Because those things are 100% against God. 

30 day blog challenge. day 4 My middle name

Today’s post is supposed to be about my middle name and how I feel about it.

My full name is Julian Philip Chambers, for as long as I can remember I’ve always liked my middle name in fact as a child I was partial toward it. I would ask friends and other people I knew to refer to me as Philip or Phil. Hahaha fun fact, The partiality was due to my favorite cartoon character as a child being Philip from the rugrats.

philip

Yep the insect eating baby with the duckey overalls. Why I liked this character is a mystery unbeknownst to me.

But in trying to find a link to the bible for my middle name I found that there are 4 characters in the bible named Philip. Two of them were the sons of king Herod and two were servants of Christ. Naturally I resonate more with the Servants of Christ so those two will be the focal point.

One of those two servants was actually one of the twelve disciples. This Philip is believed to have been martyred in Phrygia by way of torture and crucifixion. The apostle Philip is also the one who asked Jesus after the last supper to show himself and the rest of the Disciples the father. Jesus’ response to Philips request was, “…Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?” (John 14:9) I’ve been told by Muslims and Atheists that Jesus never claimed to be God but this quote is nothing less than Him assertively making that very claim.

Got eem

The Other Philip is known as Philip the evangelist or Philip the deacon in order to differentiate between him and the apostle Philip. This Philip had a Passion for evangelism and was led a lot by the spirit of God to bring the Gospel to a number of people in various places.

So how do I feel about my middle name? Simply put I love it!!!

Slavery in the bible, a letter to the skeptic

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While debating a skeptic on whether or not the God of the bible is good, I was asked if I morally agreed with the practice of slavery. In my mind I was thinking of the slavery that the Israelites endured in Egypt or more recently the slavery that Africans were forced into for nearly 400 years. My reply was, “I do not morally agree with the practice of slavery.” He then presents his argument for why he believes the bible, “unambiguously condones and supports” slavery. Admittedly, I was taken back by his well supported response. In fact, I couldn’t offer a retort of my own so I asked for some time to look into the topic to develop a clear concise and unbiased perspective on the subject matter.

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