Category Archives: religion

By Request, ‘He’s Still God’

Requested by Erlene, He’s Still God, by Carroll Roberson.

I’m sometimes asked when I take requests and post hymns on this blog.

Check out the nooze. Do you really need to ask?


‘Scientific’ Rubbish–and Why We Believe It

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Would Mr. Spock ever lie to you?

How do we wind up believing in all-knowing, all-wise space aliens, human evolution into supermen, and intergalactic travel?

In Scientific Mythologies: How Science and Science Fiction Forge New Religious Beliefs, author James Herrick explained exactly how. I reviewed his book in 2015.

https://chalcedon.edu/magazine/a-review-of-scientific-mythologies

We may not be able to provide everyone in America with a solid scientific education, but we can certainly load them up on science fiction, dumbed-down popular science, and sheer mythology. Herrick abundantly demonstrates that the “science” that has so many people in awe of it is hardly science at all–it’s mostly TV.

Forget about observing nature, collecting data, studying what’s been observed, subjecting it to verifiable experiments, and then coming up with a theory or an explanation that fits the facts–who has time for all that? And it’s boring! So much more enlightening to have some Hollywood celebrity lecture you on “climate change.” Or some actor who played a space alien in a Star Trek movie.

This is a thick, meaty book, jam-packed with information. You can learn a lot by reading it.

And you will be able to answer the question, “When is ‘science’ not science?”


‘Fire Chief Fired for Having Christian View on Marriage’ (2015)

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They couldn’t put it out–but who cares, as long as the fire chief supports gay marraige?

If you’re not on board for “gay marriage,” you shouldn’t be allowed to earn a living–right? I mean, this is America, its whole reason for existing is to promote gay-ness…

So the mayor of Atlanta fires the city’s fire chief because the guy publicly asserted (in a book he co-authored) that marriage consists of a man and a woman.

(https://leeduigon.com/2015/01/15/fire-chief-fired-for-having-christian-views-on-marriage/)

Now it consists of a couple of Buttagigs. A couple of anything. And don’t you dare say it doesn’t, or the Loving Left will sacrifice you to their god, Satan.

Let me say it for the record: “Gay marriage” is a satanic enterprise and a spiritual pollution for which nations that practice it will suffer. It is an evil innovation that has come along only in my own lifetime and which would be horrifying and totally incomprehensible to the human beings inhabiting thousands of years of history.

But if the choice is between a fire chief who can put out fires, and one who can’t, but is on fire for “gay marriage”–well, having your house burn down seems a small enough sacrifice to make, doesn’t it?


John Bunyan’s Hymn

I love this hymn and just have to post it now and then–To Be a Pilgrim, by John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim’s Progress. Performed by Maddy Prior and the Carnival Band. It’s the kind of hymn that adds some spark to your bark!

Also known as He Who Would Valiant Be.


They’ve Got to be Kidding

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Better not!

Some college fimbo on CNN recently advised Christians to keep their thoughts and their prayers to themselves–because atheists don’t like it when your thoughts and prayers go out to them (https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/09/17/cnn-proposes-you-keep-your-thoughts-and-prayers-to-yourself/).

Can I wake up now? I don’t like this anymore. Must’ve been something I ate…

Anyway, says the professor, praying for an atheist is hateful, it’s a microaggression, it’s as bad as “sexually lewd comments,” and they’d actually pay money to avoid having prayers and benevolent thoughts sent out to them.

Uh… how do they know someone is “sending thoughts” to them? Are atheists clairvoyant? All right, saying “I will pray for you,” or “My thoughts are with you,” well, then of course they’d know–because you told them. But how would they know if you didn’t tell them? So don’t tell them.

“Sending thoughts and prayers in the wake of disasters is controversial,” says CNN. Especially when you “send” them toward people who are “prayer averse.” Now it’s starting to sound like pirate radio broadcasts. Are all these people nuts?

Says Jesus Christ, in holy Scripture, “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you” (Matthew 7:6).

Your prayers are between you and God. Unless you’re making a public prayer for a public purpose–say, a church service–there’s no need to make it into a production number. You can pray for anyone, at any time. You can ask for prayers.

And you don’t have to watch CNN. Ever.

 


‘Dear Lord and Father of Mankind’

Enjoy the photos of English cathedrals as you listen to the hymn, Dear Lord and Father of Mankind, sung by the Choir of the Abbey School in Tewksbury.

If you’re new here, we take hymn requests. If you have a favorite hymn you’d like to share, just leave a comment anywhere on the blog and we’ll do the rest.


‘He Hideth My Soul’

No one wrote more hymns than Fanny Crosby–more than 8,000 hymns. This is one of them: He Hideth My Soul, from 1890, sung here by the Antrim Mennonite Choir. Background sets by God the Father, maker of heaven and earth.


By Request, ‘Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus’

Requested by Joshua, Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus, sung by the FBC Paden Choir. This hymn, written by Eliza Hewitt in 1898, is also known as When We All Get to Heaven. We love those classic 19th-century hymns!


A Window into Another World

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Charles R. Knight was always one of my favorite artists. He is best known for the paintings he executed for our country’s great museums–paintings that make prehistoric ages come alive.

This is one of his renditions of Uintatherium, a walking fortress that exists no more. Well, naturally I’m going to groove on the prehistoric animals. But lately it’s been another aspect of Knight’s paintings that has captured my imagination.

His backgrounds.

Look closely. Take your time. Ignore the creature and study the landscape. I don’t know about you, but I would just about swear that Knight’s prehistoric landscapes were real places that he’d visited.

I know about that. I dream of places that are only real when I dream them. In fact, that’s how Bell Mountain started.

I know nothing of Charles R. Knight’s religious beliefs. But I believe that if the Holy Spirit wants to use you, He will, regardless of what you believe. If we approach Knight’s possibly real, possibly imaginary places in the right frame of mind, the Spirit might touch us, too.

God created the world and all living things, and pronounced them good. If He has Uintatherium safely tucked away in some unguessed-at corner of His universe, I wouldn’t be surprised if it were in a place just like the one Knight painted.

And who would be more surprised to discover that than Charles Knight himself?


By Request, ‘Ten Thousand Reasons’

Susan asked for this one, too, another clip from the Sing! Conference–Matt Redman, and Ten Thousand Reasons. Ten thousand reasons to bless the Lord, O my soul…


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