Who are the Immortals?

In the following video clip from the Jim Bakker show I answer the question “Who are the immortals?”

The psalmist addresses the angels (Hebrew: malak) and hosts (Hebrew: tsaba):

Praise ye him, all his angels: Praise ye him, all his hosts. Let them praise the name of the Lord: For he commanded, and they were created.…

He hath also established them for ever and ever: He hath made a decree which shall not pass. (Psalm 148: 2, 5–6, emphasis added)

How is it coherent for God to sentence them to die “like men” if they were already human?

“I said, “You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you; nevertheless, like men you shall die, and fall like any prince.”” (Ps 82:6-7)

I am offering signed copies of On the Path of the Immortals here.

Ralph Rieckermann’s Snuff Party Complicity

Ralph RieckermannHatip to Natalina at Extraordinary Intelligence

Ralph Rieckermann, former bassist for the Scorpions, glibly remarks about attending “snuff parties” in the video below Although he seems genuinely alarmed by what he saw, his actions do not seem morally adequate. (that is unless he reported it to the authorities). In the United States, eye-witnessing a sadistic murder but neglecting to report it makes one guilty of either obstruction of justice or complicity up to being a c0-conspirator in 1st degree murder (depending on circumstances). While I don’t know the German law, a similar provision might exist. If so,  he should step up or the German police ought to compel him to do so.

Scorpions Bassist: Yeah, about those Snuff Parties I Went to…

“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.” (Eph 5:11_)

Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis April 15

A Third Gender? A Natural Extension of Oneism

Third Gender
In The Supernatural Worldview, I explained the burgeoning monistic spirituality or oneism — all is one — as the religious paradigm of our age. One page 393, I explained:

The defining issue is the creature/creator distinction. From exegesis of: “who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen” (Romans 1:25, NKJV, underline added). Although many use the indefinite article “a,” it is argued by many competent scholars that the definite article “the” is the best translation so that the text juxtaposes “the lie” to “the Creator.”[i] The lie is pantheistic monism or “all is one” which entails the universe evolved.  Remarkably, pagan or paganus comes from the Latin word meaning “of the earth” and originally denoted rural folk.[ii] From Paul’s apposition in Romans 1:25, Peter Jones observed that there are really only two religious perspectives, “oneism” (worship of creation) and “twoism” (worship of the creator). Jones explains:

One-ism believes that “all is one” and shares the same essential nature. Theologians use the term “consubstantiality.” As you probably know, “con” means “with” in Latin, and you know what “substantial” means — “substance” or “essence.” In One-ism, everything shares the same essence. In a word, everything is a piece of the divine. [iii]

Oneism extends into sexuality as androgyny and homo / bi-sexuality.  After all, if all is one, then there are no distinctions between male and female. However a supernatural worldview makes these distinctions based on a creature / creator separation. Jesus said, “Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female,”(Mt 19:4) Now Thailand is writing a third gender into its constitution. President Obama would seemingly concur. I wonder how long before America follows suit?

Thailand to have ‘third gender’ in new constitution

Thailand is poised to recognise a third gender in its new constitution, with the constitutional drafting panel saying on Thursday that “Thai society has advanced”.

The panel, composed of members handpicked by the ruling junta, said that “there are not only men and women”, and that there is a need to recognize all genders.

“We need to protect all sexes – we consider all genders to be equal”, panel spokesman Kamnoon Sittisamarn told journalists.

The panel will send details of the measure to the National Reform Council by April. It will need to be formally approved by the ruling junta, also known as the National Council for Peace and Order.

Thailand has a significant LGBT community, with homosexual, transgender and transsexual people playing a prominent role in the country’s entertainment industry.

In 2012, a group of lawmakers and LGBT activists formed a committee to draft legislation recognizing same-sex couples that would, among other things, enable them to marry.

But discussion of the draft law was put on ice while Thailand struggled with political protests in 2013 and 2014.

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[i] Peter Jones, One or Two: Seeing a World of Difference, Kindle edition (Escondido, CA: Main Entry, 2010) Kindle Locations 1307-1308.

[ii] Paganus” in An Elementary Latin Dictionary ed. Charlton T. Lewis (Medford, MA: American Book Company, 1890).

[iii] Jones, One or Two, Kindle Locations 151-157.

Podcasts Debunking the “Christmas is Pagan” Canard

I was recently on The 4th Watch Radio Show with Justen Faull discussing Christmas:

Christmas Closure: An Alternative View with special guest Cris D. Putnam

In this episode Justen and Cris compare popular pagan claims about Christmas, with corresponding contradictions in historical documentation. The adventure includes controversial alternative views, as well as answers the question “Should Christians divide over Christmas?”. Join us tonight for these and much more! This is one broadcast you won’t want to miss!

http://4thwatchradio.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-4th-watch-radio-show-with-justen_18.html

My friend Cliff Garner (PhD candidate in history) was on Beyond Extraordinary:

Beyond Extraordinary Ep. 32: Debunking the “Pagan Christmas” Myth with Cliff Garner

Is it wrong for a Christian to celebrate Christmas?  Are our Christmas traditions mired in pagan symbolism?  Is Christmas a day that once belonged to an assortment of sun gods?  Can a Christian celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25th in spirit and truth?  Should we?  Where did these “Pagan Christmas” ideas come from?

These are the questions we’re taking on in this very important Christmas episode of Beyond Extraordinary.

http://extraordinaryintelligence.com/beyond-extraordinary-ep-32-debunking-the-pagan-christmas-myth-with-cliff-garner/

And a Messianic Rabbi takes a stand for Christmas on the Iron Show:

IRON SHOW LIVE 51 – DEFENDING CHRISTMAS WITH RABBI MIKE

Rabbi Mike – aka Michael Bugg Defends and explains Christmas. Rabbi Mike shows us how even the WORD itself uses pagan themes.
http://fringeradionetwork.com/iron-show-live-51-defending-christmas-with-rabbi-mike/