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Posted 12/18/13 at 9:40 AM | Kae Am
Note: for the holiday season, I have posted this little story for everyone to enjoy. I hope yall enjoy it!
Michael the Archangel entered the office of Gabriel, trumpet-bearer and second-in-command of Heaven. God always reigns first. Gabriel has authority over the secondary matters “Hey, Gabriel, did you know that Baruchiel has been painting graffiti on all the walls? And still painting right now.”
“Yes, come and look.”
Gabriel followed Michael to a certain wall where Baruchiel painted busily.
Michael told him, “Baruchiel has been inscribing this ever since he returned from delivering the message to those shepherds. I’ve never seen anyone so obsessed with graffiti before.”
“I see nothing wrong with this. A good message.” Smiling, Gabriel walked off back to his office.
“Gabriel! What about the graffiti itself? Should we have graffiti in Heaven?”
All the other inhabitants of Heaven considered Baruchiel’s graffiti a nuisance precisely because it was graffiti. Angels, archangels, cherubim, and seraphim would awaken to find the walls of their abodes covered with a singular phrase written in bright multi-colored paints that they never chose for their dwelling. If they went to watch the warrior angels wrestle, they passed by graffiti. If they went to listen to seraphim compose new songs, they passed by graffiti. If they wanted to play a sports game, the graffiti easily distracted the contestants. FULL POST
Posted 9/24/13 at 12:25 PM | Kae Am
Posted 9/24/13 at 10:11 AM | Kae Am
Over the weekend, I encountered the perfect example of “Do Not Judge” all the while realizing anew that some people are carnally-minded meatheads. Friday at work during my last break, I checked the Facebook newsfeed on my phone. One of my friends had commented on a group, and that automatically shows up on the newsfeed. The conversation began very encouraging and inspiring with people affirming biblical equality between straights and gays - that we are all broken sinners in need of a savior.
The discussion went from biblical equality between gays and straights into whether same-sex attraction is a choice, is rooted in psychology or what…
Rereading the comments, I noticed that when one person used the word “perversion” they connected it to straight sins as well. One person said, “Homosexuality is like adultery or any other sexual sin, a perversion of what God set up.” Adultery is also a perversion. I like that. It makes gay sex the same as straight sins. By and large, as far as I noted, that particular word was absent in the conversation. However, this might be due to the fact that the owner purged membership after people became too angry.
Posted 8/20/13 at 7:39 AM | Kae Am
Typically, I do not pay much attention to entertainment gossip, because it is after all senseless and banal gossip. I have better things to do than to pry into someone's personal life. During one of my breaks, I discovered that the banality of gossip has reached new levels that I never imagined. The beard and hairstyle are not newsworthy, but the gossip's overreaction and baseless conclusion is very amusing. While at work, I went into the breakroom for my fifteen minute break. As usual, the television was playing, and this time, yep, the entertainment celebrity gossip. Angus T. Jones made the headlines again, this time for a growing beard and a new hair style. The gossipy host announced, "Angus T. Jones," child star of Two and a Half Men is having a nervous breakdown.
And that's it? Gossipers presume the young man is having a nervous breakdown on account of a beard and a different hair style?
The news gossiper questioned whether the young man is having a nervous breakdown and showed the new appearance to his pastor Christopher Hudson. Hudson said, "it looks like he's trying something new." And that was it.
Posted 8/9/13 at 8:13 AM | Kae Am
This past week, I have been going through the psalms. The psalms are fascinating and deserve a thorough study. I have taken sections and compiled a few of them. Although there are psalms of rejoicing and praising, there are numerous psalms dealing with sorrow, suffering, and distress. Many ask for wisdom and guidance to do God's will during times of troubles as well as salvation and redemption from oppression and from enemies. The oppressive enemy could be a troubling situation or circumstance, not an actual person.
One of the main themes is "teach me to do Your will" or "Give me wisdom and understanding so that I may do Your will." Discord and strife, both internal and external, come from actions that are not aligned with God - what people do to us, what occurs within us, and what is done by us. During times of trouble and distress, believers sometimes have difficulty finding the right course of action, so they need wisdom and understanding to pull through. God is our Creator. As the Creator, He understands what is best for us. Thus, we need the wisdom to do His will for us will, and this wisdom will make life easier.
There is also a great emphasis on the human soul in the psalms. Because these are the main themes, I have taken bits of many and compiled them together into one for a cohesive sampling.
Preface of the New King James translation says "The covenant name of God was usually translated as LORD. In going back, I decided to replace LORD with YHWH, which is how it would originally read. YHWH or Yahweh comes from an acronym of sorts for "I Am Who I Am." I particularly like Augustine referring to God in this statement "He Who Is." For the Jews, YHWH is by Himself without a Trinity. For Christians, we can consider YHWH to be God the Father within the Trinity.
. Psalm 61: 1-3, 5 FULL POST
Posted 7/24/13 at 9:36 AM | Kae Am |
When the Rolling Stone magazine featured its Boston Bomber cover, I immediately wondered whether the magazine had featured other sociopath killers in this past. These had to be killers who enjoyed what they did, who believed their actions were justified, who considered their actions superior to the legal system, who lacked remorse and sympathy for people. Moreover, they had to be men who considered their own actions moral and just in their own eyes only, never according to what other people considered moral and just.
I considered this, and I came up with the character Dexter. Then came the search for a possible Rolling Stones cover of Dexter. Other people might already be making similar comparisons. I typed in "Rolling Stones Dexter" or similar, and I found this. The font is exactly the same in both magazine covers. Only in the Dexter issue, it is even more dedicated to the sociopath killer in that the name Rolling Stone has been replaced with the name Dexter.
What do the Boston Bomber and Dexter have in common? FULL POST
Posted 7/16/13 at 9:38 AM | Kae Am |
Most of the source material which I cite was taken from Twitchy. This includes pictures. I have edited the Kirsten Powers twitter confrontation for quicker citation purposes, but you can read the whole thing here. Also, this article has references to female reproductive organs. All the feminists are obsessed with their sex organs to the point of enslavement, so it becomes subject to discussion. Some things might be offensive. Actually, all of it might be offensive, but I encourage you to read it because this is an important subject concerning women and because we need to understand what we are dealing with. Oh, and this includes one spoiler for the movie Courageous.
Edit: One commenter wanted to know if liberal women actually obsess over their body parts, so I added more pictures from Twitchy, which I have cropped for quicker citation purposes and to adhere to the Christian Post blog policy. I could post a link to an earlier article, but I do not have time before work. There had been some more Twitter comments on Twitchy, but I cannot find those anymore, so I posted pictures instead.
In the middle of June, the Texas House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act also known as HR 1197. Representative Jodie Laubenberg and Senator Glenn Hegar authored the bill. “This bill will ensure that women are given the highest standard of health care in a very vulnerable time in their life,” said Jodie Laubenberg.
Representative Kevin Brady sponsored the bill. The bill bans abortions after 20 weeks when the pre-born child becomes capable of feeling pain. This naturally caused a great deal of backlash. This local Texas article sums up the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act better than I can.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act recognizes the improvements in medical science that have helped babies born at 24-26 weeks, weighing less than a pound, survive and thrive. It also includes protections for mothers facing life threatening situations.
“Whether you are pro-choice or strongly pro-life, as I am, Americans should be able to find common ground that abortion is no longer an option in a civilized nation like ours when babies can live outside the mother’s womb or experience excruciating pain,” said [Representative Kevin] Brady.
“The law should catch up with scientific knowledge on fetal pain and scientific breakthroughs that save the lives of babies born prematurely at younger and younger ages.”
When babies undergo surgery in their mother’s womb, anesthesia is used to prevent the baby’s pain, added Brady, who noted medical science has shown that unborn babies react to stimulus as early as two months into a pregnancy and can feel pain before the fourth month. FULL POST
Posted 7/11/13 at 7:15 AM | Kae Am |
"Execute gays," said Pastor Steven Anderson on a radio show, which he also filmed for YouTube. The Christian Post has been gracious enough to provide the hour-long video within its article about Pastor Anderson. Anderson refers to Leviticus 20:13 to support that gays should be executed. I watched part of the YouTube, then I paused it to write, but then when I returned to it, the videos were inoperable. Anderson actually sounds nice, sincere, and sensible; the sensibility, however, is cut short with legalism. Jesus disdains legalism.
This should be a short blog as I provide some information. For anyone who has been reading this for a while, it might seem repetitive; for new readers, this might intrigue you. I hope Pastor Steven Anderson reads this and considers this information. If he is truly sincere, then he will consider these scripture. How Jesus behaved in the New Testament tells us how we should behave as followers of Jesus, so I will go through the OT into the NT and then explain His actions according to the OT.
Old Testament scripture: FULL POST
Posted 7/8/13 at 6:26 AM | Kae Am |
At a young age, I decided to stop wearing swimsuits. It was also my first experience with a bikini, and I did not want those from the start. I was around eleven or twelve years old. Mom took me shopping for a new swimsuit because I was maturing into a young woman and because we were going to visit family. One of the family hobbies used to involve a trip to the lake.
The first thing I noticed was that all the 2-piece bikini swimsuits resembled brightly-colored bras and underwear. And each 2-piece was $80. Mom refused to pay that much money for a small scrap of fabric. The search frustrated me as well. I kept thinking "I can put a bra and underwear together to make a swimsuit for a lot cheaper than what I see here. Maybe I should just wear bra and panties to the lake." After all, the bikini swimsuit covered the exact same amount of skin anyway, so there would be no difference between wearing that or wearing bra/underwear.
Posted 7/3/13 at 8:35 AM | Kae Am
Gays and lesbians insist that the condemnation in Romans 1:26-27 refers to gay sex within idolatrous worship or an idolatrous practice; they insist that Paul is condemning the idolatry, not the sex itself. Meanwhile, some Christians love to condemn just gay sex and gloss over all the other sins. I have seen these two verses cited as an angry reaction against the Supreme Court decision, but when it is read in its context, Romans turns out to be an inclusive condemnation of all sins so that no one can boast against certain sins because all are sinners. The condemnation of sin is including but not limited to gay sex. Gays and lesbians need to keep in mind that these sins are including gay sex within its condemnation. Christians need to keep in mind that this condemnation is not limited to gay sex and thus includes them as well.
Salvation from sin and from the wrath of God comes from faith in God. People who deny God and want to sin suffer the condemnation of wrath. When people reject God, He in turn rejects them and gives them up to their lusts for sinning. To all who want to practice gay sex, these sins do include gay sex, so your actions are sins. To all the Christians who want to focus solely on that one sin, the condemnation is not limited to sex and condemns you as well. If you refuse to acknowledge your own sin nature and your own depserate need for saving grace, then you are a hypocrite.
After Paul of Tarsus lists the sex sin, he then proceeds to condemn all the sins that have nothing to do with sex - "whisperers, backbiters, disobedient to parents, undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful..." (Romans 1:29-31) The only way we can effectively dismiss the claim that Romans 1:26-27 is about an idol-worship practice is to place it within its scriptural context.