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Wisdom…..

June 30, 2005

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between 2 wolves.””One is Evil. It is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.The other is God. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Author Unknown.
blessings,
iggy

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Wisdom…..

June 30, 2005

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between 2 wolves.””One is Evil. It is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego.The other is God. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Author Unknown.
blessings,
iggy

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Nunc Dimittis

June 27, 2005

I just read this blog Waiter Rant…. it is real. it is raw……

It will touch your heart….

blessings,
iggy

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Nunc Dimittis

June 27, 2005

I just read this blog Waiter Rant…. it is real. it is raw……

It will touch your heart….

blessings,
iggy

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what’s next? the abomination of desolation?

June 21, 2005


bushfish…. what’s next the abomination of desolation? Posted by Hello

I found a new link to my site…. preacherruss at Glocality….. see the link in the links section.
I am amazed and humbled that someone would even link to me….

I find myself alienated from the Christian right more and more…. I used to think I was one until a few years back. I guess the luster started to tarnish with Bush sr. handing over the election to Clinton. Bush sr. never had a clue his statement about unwed mother and such would be….offensive. So, Clinton became president and soon she will run again.
(Wink).

I do not consider my self a Bush basher. I kind of like the guy. I don’t agree with all his policies, as I think he is distracting us with social security, while he ignores national security as in securing our borders. I think his real problem is he is not a great communicator. He seems to be reluctant to have a real press conference. Not that anyone in the press knows what that is anymore.

A while back I wrote about a vision I had about the perfect Christian, made in our image.
It was a false god that many seem to have as the goal of their faith. It is a false god of religious deception. Now, here is an example of the religious right deifying (without even realizing they are doing it) the president! They have replaced Christ Jesus with Bush.

In the middle of the fish is a small cross or the Greek letters “ΙΧΘΥΣ” or “ιχθυς” which means Ichthys or simply, fish.
But, to the Christian being persecuted it meant something very significant. It meant, Iēsous Christos Theou Huios Sōtēr meaning “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior”.

So, if you look at this fish you will not see Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, but Bush.
Can you see why this is offensive?

Blessings,
iggy

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what’s next? the abomination of desolation?

June 21, 2005


bushfish…. what’s next the abomination of desolation? Posted by Hello

I found a new link to my site…. preacherruss at Glocality….. see the link in the links section.
I am amazed and humbled that someone would even link to me….

I find myself alienated from the Christian right more and more…. I used to think I was one until a few years back. I guess the luster started to tarnish with Bush sr. handing over the election to Clinton. Bush sr. never had a clue his statement about unwed mother and such would be….offensive. So, Clinton became president and soon she will run again.
(Wink).

I do not consider my self a Bush basher. I kind of like the guy. I don’t agree with all his policies, as I think he is distracting us with social security, while he ignores national security as in securing our borders. I think his real problem is he is not a great communicator. He seems to be reluctant to have a real press conference. Not that anyone in the press knows what that is anymore.

A while back I wrote about a vision I had about the perfect Christian, made in our image.
It was a false god that many seem to have as the goal of their faith. It is a false god of religious deception. Now, here is an example of the religious right deifying (without even realizing they are doing it) the president! They have replaced Christ Jesus with Bush.

In the middle of the fish is a small cross or the Greek letters “ΙΧΘΥΣ” or “ιχθυς” which means Ichthys or simply, fish.
But, to the Christian being persecuted it meant something very significant. It meant, Iēsous Christos Theou Huios Sōtēr meaning “Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior”.

So, if you look at this fish you will not see Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, but Bush.
Can you see why this is offensive?

Blessings,
iggy

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The Bible is Worthless without Jesus

June 14, 2005

The Bible is worthless without Jesus.

Without Jesus we only have a book with rules…. without Jesus this book does not give eternal life.
Only with Jesus the Bible comes alive…. only because Christ lives does the book live. Without Jesus we have a “Religion”.

With Jesus we have a relationship.

The Bible is useless without Jesus.

Too many people put all the emphisis on the bible… and think it give eteneral life… it does not…. only Jesus does.

John 5: 39. You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, 40. yet you refuse to come to me to have life.

John 7: 37. On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” 39. By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

Luke 24: 25. He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26. Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27. And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. 28. As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if he were going farther. 29. But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them. 30. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

Luke 24:44. He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” 45. Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46. He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47. and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48. You are witnesses of these things.

The Bible does not have all we need….

Jesus has all we need….

2 Peter 1:2. Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 3. His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

Without Jesus the Bible is worthless.

It would only be a book that gives us false hope in pleasing God by our own
righteousness.

There are those who seem to have added one more to the Trinity. It is as if they think the Bible itself is God.
It is God’s written word and and unveiling revelation of Who He is and Who
Jesus is
. Though I do revere and respect God’s written word I do not worship it.
I worship the Person it speaks of.

I have come across many who “study” and have a form of godliness that is not of God, nor with understanding…..

2 Timothy 3: 1. But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive,
disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3. without love, unforgiving, slanderous,
without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4. treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God– 5. having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. 6. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7. always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.

Blessings,
iggy

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The Bible is Worthless without Jesus

June 14, 2005

The Bible is worthless without Jesus.

Without Jesus we only have a book with rules…. without Jesus this book does not give eternal life.
Only with Jesus the Bible comes alive…. only because Christ lives does the book live. Without Jesus we have a “Religion”.

With Jesus we have a relationship.

The Bible is useless without Jesus.

Too many people put all the emphisis on the bible… and think it give eteneral life… it does not…. only Jesus does.

John 5: 39. You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, 40. yet you refuse to come to me to have life.

John 7: 37. On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” 39. By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

Luke 24: 25. He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26. Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27. And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. 28. As they approached the village to which they were going, Jesus acted as if he were going farther. 29. But they urged him strongly, “Stay with us, for it is nearly evening; the day is almost over.” So he went in to stay with them. 30. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. 31. Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight. 32. They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”

Luke 24:44. He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.” 45. Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures. 46. He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47. and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48. You are witnesses of these things.

The Bible does not have all we need….

Jesus has all we need….

2 Peter 1:2. Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. 3. His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

Without Jesus the Bible is worthless.

It would only be a book that gives us false hope in pleasing God by our own
righteousness.

There are those who seem to have added one more to the Trinity. It is as if they think the Bible itself is God.
It is God’s written word and and unveiling revelation of Who He is and Who
Jesus is
. Though I do revere and respect God’s written word I do not worship it.
I worship the Person it speaks of.

I have come across many who “study” and have a form of godliness that is not of God, nor with understanding…..

2 Timothy 3: 1. But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive,
disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3. without love, unforgiving, slanderous,
without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4. treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God– 5. having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them. 6. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, 7. always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.

Blessings,
iggy

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protest this!

June 13, 2005

When it comes down to the real world, I don’t mince words usually. I try to just say it. Often I am accused of being crude….. maybe I am, yet as I have said many times the Bible is not a children’s book. If it were published today and judged by “Christian” standards many would be out in protest against it as it talks of incest, bestiality, adultery, homosexuality, with graphic passages I would never read to a child. (Two Sister’s and their lovers in Ezekiel)

Today, many are abuse and confused…. girls grow up thinking to be with women sexually is an alternative. Gays want to be approved by saying they are born that way.

The sad truth is we are ALL messed up. We are all sinners in need of a saviour.
I just heard, of a Baptist church who handed out water at a gay pride parade! I say Hallelujah! At first the gay community thought they had an agenda, which they did…. to love the sinner!

In contrast, we have the AFA which sent out a “protest the gay games” email….. later I received anemail with ….. Explicit pictures of the perversion at the last years games….
I went to the site to see if I could find those pictures….. I did not. I dug deeper and found some pictures close to that through a link that talked about the Sydney Mardi Gras….. there I found some similar pictures, yet honestly, one could never tell if the person was gay, straight, lesbian, cross dresser or whatever. I saw a real lack of honesty and integrity with the AFA on this “protest”.

How do we reach those caught in sin…. oh yeah protest them!!!!!! NOT! No wonder the gays, NOW, and other groups target Promise Keepers and such in retaliatory protests!

When will we get the clue! I think if Paul was living today he would be called an apostate because he never took a stand against slavery. In fact he encouraged the slave to be the best slave for Christ and the slave owner to treat his slaves as brothers in Christ…. never once saying slavery was BAD!

We need to rethink and reorganize how we are to approach the world for Christ…. maybe we should be quicker with a glass of water for the sinner, than holding up a sign and screaming, You’re going to hell!”
Blessings,
iggy

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protest this!

June 13, 2005

When it comes down to the real world, I don’t mince words usually. I try to just say it. Often I am accused of being crude….. maybe I am, yet as I have said many times the Bible is not a children’s book. If it were published today and judged by “Christian” standards many would be out in protest against it as it talks of incest, bestiality, adultery, homosexuality, with graphic passages I would never read to a child. (Two Sister’s and their lovers in Ezekiel)

Today, many are abuse and confused…. girls grow up thinking to be with women sexually is an alternative. Gays want to be approved by saying they are born that way.

The sad truth is we are ALL messed up. We are all sinners in need of a saviour.
I just heard, of a Baptist church who handed out water at a gay pride parade! I say Hallelujah! At first the gay community thought they had an agenda, which they did…. to love the sinner!

In contrast, we have the AFA which sent out a “protest the gay games” email….. later I received anemail with ….. Explicit pictures of the perversion at the last years games….
I went to the site to see if I could find those pictures….. I did not. I dug deeper and found some pictures close to that through a link that talked about the Sydney Mardi Gras….. there I found some similar pictures, yet honestly, one could never tell if the person was gay, straight, lesbian, cross dresser or whatever. I saw a real lack of honesty and integrity with the AFA on this “protest”.

How do we reach those caught in sin…. oh yeah protest them!!!!!! NOT! No wonder the gays, NOW, and other groups target Promise Keepers and such in retaliatory protests!

When will we get the clue! I think if Paul was living today he would be called an apostate because he never took a stand against slavery. In fact he encouraged the slave to be the best slave for Christ and the slave owner to treat his slaves as brothers in Christ…. never once saying slavery was BAD!

We need to rethink and reorganize how we are to approach the world for Christ…. maybe we should be quicker with a glass of water for the sinner, than holding up a sign and screaming, You’re going to hell!”
Blessings,
iggy