Narcissism 101

See, there's this thing called biology...

There must be a bazillion blogs about narcissism floating about, some of them quite good. No shaming intended here at all, I am a huge fan of, write about it and then write about it some more. I just want to take note of the fact that all of the energy is still being invested in the narcissist and their issues.

I am just saying, it is probably a narcissist’s dream to have a bazillion blogs written all about them, and to have those who have been victimized by narcissists just continue to focus on them, their problems, their issues, the damage they did. That’s the thing about narcissists, they always have a bazillion people willing to take their personal inventory FOR THEM, and to do their deep, emotional work, FOR THEM.

First let me say, all of us can be selfish, self absorbed, self consumed, and insensitive sometimes. That…

View original post 819 more words

What’s Broken? More Than You Realize!

Kingdom Pastor

Yesterday it happened again. This time it was in Oxford Chartered Township, Michigan. This time 3 students are dead, 1 teacher and 7 students were wounded, some seriously. Reports say it was done by a 9mm Sig Sauer with multiple clips purchased by the shooter’s father 4 days earlier. That isn’t accurate reporting–and the American people, and people around the world, deserve better reporting than this.

Yes, the shooter had the aforementioned 9 mm Sig Sauer–but it didn’t do the shooting. The thing about guns, any gun, is that they are incapable of doing anything by itself. Here are some quotes from this article in the aftermath of this tragedy–and it is a tragedy!

In a statement, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer described gun violence as a “public health crisis,” adding: “No one should be afraid to go to school, work, a house of worship, or even their own home. This is…

View original post 810 more words

Cognitive Dissonance and Trauma?

See, there's this thing called biology...

I thought this was a very good video discussing, Why Do People Believe the Covid and Vaccine Narrative? They talk about trauma, psychology, and cognitive dissonance.

First let me say that it was trauma that brought me close to Lord, that helped me to discover I was wonderfully and fearfully made. I am such a survivor, not by my own will and determination, but by design. Our brains, everything from cognitive dissonance to post traumatic stress disorder are part of an incredible and intricate defense mechanism. Not so fun if you are trying to cope with these afflictions, but as a detached observation, they are just remarkable and awe inspiring in ways we don’t even yet fully understand.

Something I find interesting, these are coping skills, survival skills, and yet they don’t really contribute to our physical health, our well being and survival, in fact they are a huge hindrance…

View original post 978 more words

Drink Up or Shutup!

ApoloJedi

Photo by Harrison Haines on Pexels.com

How do you answer the exvangelical or God-denier or self-proclaimed atheist who says,

Go read Mark 16:18 and then drink up or shutup!

Let’s look at the words of Jesus recorded in Mark 16 and see if we can provide an apologetic answer

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

This sounds like an example of an internal critique. If the Christian is…

View original post 853 more words

Creation to Babel

The first eleven chapters of Genesis are the foundation on which the authority of the Bible rests. Ken Ham, the director of Answers in Genesis, has written a commentary on these chapters entitled Creation to Babel. In it he shows clearly that the earth was created is six days and is not millions of years old, that the flood in Noah’s time was worldwide, and that the building of the tower of Babel really happened. Here is a description of the book from the Answers in Genesis website.

There has never been a commentary like this one!

Dive deep into this foundational portion of Scripture with apologetics teaching as well as theological and devotional insights.

How was there light before the sun? What is “protoevangelium”? Are Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 different or contradictory accounts of creation? Ken Ham answers these questions (collected over four decades of speaking on Genesis)—and many more—in his unique commentary on Genesis 1–11. Combining apologetics teaching, doctrine, theology, and devotional insights, this commentary is a tool for the whole family to grow in their knowledge of God and his Word.

Creation to Babel: A Commentary for Families will equip families to stand on God’s Word, to understand why creation to Babel is such a foundational portion of Scripture, and to see what God reveals about himself in the early chapters of Genesis.

You can order the book here:

https://answersingenesis.org/store/product/creation-babel/?sku=10-1-875

Review: Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World that Rejects the Bible by J. Warner Wallace

The Domain for Truth

Person of Interest

J. Warner Wallace. Person of Interest: Why Jesus Still Matters in a World that Rejects the Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, September 21, 2021. 326 pp.

5 out of 5

Purchase: Amazon

What does a top tier cold case detective think about the veracity of Christianity?  In this book by Jim Warner Wallace he presents to readers his apologetics for the Christian faith but with a unique approach using the methods and analogy of a detective investigating a missing person murder case.  An atheist turned Christian Jim Warner Wallace’s background as a police officer, detective, architect and artist is all brought to bear in this book as he presents something that is compelling both intellectually and also hard to put down in terms of human interests.  If you have read other books by Jim Warner Wallace before be assured this is not another book that rehashes things he’s previously…

View original post 819 more words

What Are The Odds Life Originated On Its Own?

sixdaysblog

So, what are the chances of life originating on its own by naturalistic processes? This is a great question, and I’ve asked evolutionists variations of this question for years, but have failed to receive anything but evasive answers and hand-waving, if not outright derision. And that’s because the origin of life is a thorn in the side for evolutionists. There is no evidence suggesting life can or did originate on its own, yet they’re required to believe- based on their worldview- that, ‘given enough time’, anything can happen.

Fortunately, not all scientists agree with that philosophy. In an interview with physicist Eric Hedin, Editor Jennifer Kabbany discusses the origin of life issue in an article appearing in The College Fix.

Hedin was asked the question, “Do people who have not studied this issue in depth truly understand the mathematical enormity of the fine-tuning argument? It’s not just ‘the chances…

View original post 531 more words

Parallel Economy?

See, there's this thing called biology...

The concept of creating parallel economies has sprung up all over the place in response to lockdowns and people losing their jobs over irrational government mandates.

I think it’s a marvelous idea, the only issue being, what has taken us all so long?? I like capitalism very much, but the excessive consumerism of our society has been a bit of bummer for some time now. Like for decades.

I’ve been a big fan of “buy nothing days” and “made in America,” and ditching the cheap Chinese factory goods in favor of hand crafting and artisan goods. Also concepts like simple living and reducing waste, trading goods and services with your neighbors, barn raisings…..

It’s been a bit of struggle with my kids growing up who were just up against a wall, a cultural tsunami so massive I could hardly get a word in edgewise. They probably have at times thought…

View original post 354 more words

The Comfort & Hope of His Coming

His Eternal Word

rose-white-and-pink31 Thessalonians 4:17, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so, shall we ever be with the Lord”

__________

Our text – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Our key verse – 1 Thessalonians 4:17

Our theme, “The promise of Jesus’ coming brings comfort for believers”

__________

Introduction

Do you remember the popular television program “Early Edition” in the 1990’s, which featured a young man who received the next day’s newspaper a day ahead of time? Because he always knew the future, his task in each episode was to save people from a tragedy or problem he had read about in tomorrow’s paper. So, if he knew a building was going to burn, he tried to keep people from entering it. Or if someone was going to be hurt by an act of violence or…

View original post 3,619 more words

The Consequences of an Unthankful Heart

The Domain for Truth

Prayer-Banner

There’s a lot of discussions of root causes these days in politics, society, etc.

I think the root cause for many ills are spiritual.

Its the lack of thanksgiving to God.

View original post 520 more words

Giving thanks

Salvageable

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for many things.

I am thankful to have food available—tasty food, healthy and nutritious food, food in great variety, for a family feast and later a light supper and the next day delicious leftovers. I am thankful for clothing and shelter—shelter with flush toilets, with hot and cold running water, with control over the temperature of the air in winter and summer and every day of the year, and with a wide variety of entertainment available at the push of a few buttons. These are not the greatest blessings I enjoy, but they are blessings all the same, and I am thankful.

I am thankful to live in a nation based upon liberty, a nation that protects its citizens from violence, a nation that shows compassion to those in need. I am thankful to live in a nation founded upon ideas and not upon military…

View original post 568 more words

From evidence to young-earth creationist

sixdaysblog

An article by Dr. Jim Mason, titled, “Why I’m finally a young-earth creationist” is a response to an article published in Premier Christianity by Dr. Luke Barnes, titled, “Why I’m no longer a young earth creationist”.

On occasion I’ll read an article about someone changing their position on a major issue- maybe they became a Christian, an atheist or evolutionist- and they often site the evidence which led them to a profound change in their worldview or religion. And this article by Dr. Mason is a prime example. In this case, Dr. Mason went from an atheist to a Christian to a young earth creationist (YEC), and it was all because of the evidence.

Personally, I don’t find this profound because I know many people who have become YEC precisely because they were influenced by the evidence, including myself. What I do find remarkable, however, is…

View original post 284 more words

Revolution in Europe

Salvageable

Because of the cost of the Seven Years’ War, the British government raised taxes… which prompted a tax revolt by their colonists in North America… which led to a Revolutionary War. Eventually, the British government decided that suppressing the revolution of the thirteen colonies was not cost-effective, and so they granted independence to the United States. Meanwhile, France lost the Seven Years’ War, and then provided assistance to the revolting colonists in America, thus creating a budget crisis of its own.

France did not have an agreement as powerful as Britain’s Magna Carta, but it was agreed that the King could not raise taxes in France without permission from the Estates General. Regional parlements allowed short-term taxes, but as the government debt grew, King Louis XVI realized he would have to summon the Estates General, which had not met since 1614. This national body consisted of three groups, or Estates…

View original post 1,213 more words

One of the most dangerous potential weapon against you and Proverbs 18:17

The Domain for Truth

Every problem in our time seems to be further fueled by social media.  I realize social media can be a great tool.  I realize there’s many different opinions.  But I’m most concern with falsehoods that spreads that targets individuals with false accusations.  This seems particularly heinous than just different perspectives and disagreements about things.  A thought came to mind that I couldn’t let go of tonight:

View original post 190 more words

It Matters!

Kingdom Pastor

It Matters! There’s so much talk–scratch that–there’s so much SHOUTING about WHO matters. Black Lives. Blue Lives. Asian Lives. White Lives. All Lives. But this morning I don’t want to talk about WHO matters. The burden that has been in my heart for some time now has been IT MATTERS! The reason being is that there are so many–way too many–who believe IT DOESN’T MATTER–though it does. What is the IT I’m talking about?

The IT is What We Believe About God And His Word–otherwise known as The Bible! Theological progressives are promoting this crazy idea that when it comes to God and His Word, it doesn’t matter what we believe, as long as we believe, especially that part about Love. Progressives say, “Just let us believe what we want. And you can believe what you want. And let’s just live together side by side. As long as…

View original post 630 more words

Revolution in the Wild, Wild West, part one

Salvageable

Several European countries participated in exploration and colonization of the western hemisphere, but eventually control of the land fell into the hands of four governments: the Spanish, the Portuguese, the French, and Great Britain (consisting of England and Scotland). French explorers traveled deep into North America, seeking game, fish, and furs. French explorers tended to be single men; they often took Native American women as brides. The English were more likely to bring their families and attempt to recreate European life; they first settled the eastern coast of North America. The Spanish and Portuguese created plantations (haciendas) which grew crops under a few supervisors who oversaw many workers—including Native American and African slaves and also poorer workers from Europe. Some of the European population came as workers to pay off debt—both debts acquired in Europe and the debt for transportation to the Americas. In some cases, their debt grew as…

View original post 966 more words

There are no archangels

In addition to creating humans, God has created angels and other beings who are like them. Students of the Bible generally teach that there are at least four classes of such beings: angels, archangels, cherubim, and seraphim.

Angels are mentioned many times.

Cherubim are first mentioned in Genesis 3:24, “ He drove out the man, and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.

Seraphim are mentioned in Isaiah 6:2, “Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.

But the word “archangels” is never found in the Bible. The singular, “archangel”, appears only twice.

The first appearance is in 1 Thessalonians 4:16. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. It says the archangel, not an archangel, meaning there is only one. (Some translation use the word an instead of the, but these are in the minority.)

The name of this archangel in found in the ninth verse of the book of Jude. “But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.” Michael is the only one in the Bible called an archangel.

Some say that Gabriel in an archangel but he is never called this in the Bible. The apocrypha speaks of an archangel name Uriel, and the fact that many consider the apocrypha part of the Bible has led to a lot of false teaching on this subject.

The term “arch” in the word archangel refers to someone who is in authority. We find this in many English words, such as: monarchy, which means rule by a single person; oligarchy, which means rule by a few; and anarchy, which means a state in which there is no ruler.

God created angels and chose one of them, Michael, to be in charge of all the others. He gave him the title “archangel.” There are no archangels. There is only one archangel and his name is Michael.

God’s attribute: The Faithfulness of God Part 2

The Domain for Truth

This is a series on the attributes of God.

gods_attribute_the_faithfulness

The Faithfulness of God Part 2: New Testament

Purpose: In this session we shall explore the attribute of the loving-kindness of God as taught in the New Testament and also draw implication for the Christian life as a result of our study.

Reminder: What is the faithfulness of God?

  1. Millard Erickson: “His faithfulness means that he proves true.”[1]
  2. Wayne Grudem: “God’s faithfulness means that God will always do what he has said and fulfill what he has promised.”[2]
  3. Millard Erickson put it another way: “He always fulfills what he has said he will do.”[3]
  4. My own simple definition: God is trustworthy.

View original post 1,284 more words

Loving Everyone is Immoral

See, there's this thing called biology...

We’re not supposed to say that as Christians, we’re supposed to just love everybody, especially the really rotten people because that helps us to avoid our own feelings, promotes moral superiority, and it’s a great virtue signal.

Oh dear, I’m coming apart at the seams again and the sarcasm is starting to leak out.

One thing that has really tripped up my faith several times is when we Christians are so open minded and full of grace, our brains done fell out. It snags me up because I know a loving God is also a protective God.

A just God who sees the invisible damage in the world.

I call this area I live in the 9th circuit of hell primarily because we protect, enable, and fund the bad guys. Philosophically, spiritually speaking, we’re all the “bad guys,” I totally get that. But there’s still a huge difference between spending…

View original post 640 more words

2021 Marine Corps Commercial “Full Circle” and thoughts about Christian Discipleship

The Domain for Truth

Marines

I’m not trying to promote nationalism and I have some spiritual points towards the end of this post.

In light of Veteran’s Day and also the recent Marine Corps Birthday (November 10th) the Marines’ released their latest ads and I thought it was a winner that it actually teared me up a little:

I always thought the US Marines made the best commercials.  I remember a few years back tutoring someone who had a class in advertisement in college and reading his textbook it mentioned that one of the most success commercial slogans out there was from the Marines: You probably have heard of the famous “The Few.  The Proud.  The Marines.”  Only recently have the Marines moved away from that slogan to try out new things.  Another reason why I think Marines’ ads are the best is because sometimes their focus on something “transcendent” lead to spiritual lessons as…

View original post 2,000 more words

The Creation Cowboy

Welcome to the tentative new home of The Question Evolution Project. Presenting information demonstrating that there is no truth in minerals-to-man evolution, and providing evidence for special creation. —Established by Cowboy Bob Sorensen

Dumbest Blog Ever

Stu[pidity] on Stareoids

Kingdom Pastor

Living Freely In God's Kingdom

Squid's Cup of Tea

seeking shalom through wrestling well

ApoloJedi

Discussing Biblical Authority

sixdaysblog

For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. (Exodus 20:11)

My Rainy, Windy Life

Life is not mundane.

His Eternal Word

Psalm 119:89,"Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven"

%d bloggers like this: