In the novel Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything is 42. When I was around 15 years old, I decided I would read the book that many of my friends thought was so good. I sat down and opened its pages and began to read. Hours later I closed the book and never picked it up again. I did not finish it, nor have I ever had interest in doing so. I’m not saying it is a bad book, but it did not draw my interest as a teen. There are various reasons I could discuss, but a book review is not the reason for my words today. I will say perhaps I did not like the book because the book drives the point home that our lives are meaningless.
For some reason, on my 42nd birthday this book and its answer for everything has been in my thoughts. Why? I’m not real sure. Maybe the reason is on my birthday each year, it is a time when I reflect on this life and the time I have spent living. Today is the 42nd time this planet has traveled around the sun since I came forth in agony and blood. Is there any meaning to any of this life? What is the point of it? What is the answer to everything?
In light of the massacre in Orlando and comments that I have been seeing on social media, I thought I would write a short article. In light of the life style of the victims, this is not an easy article to write.
First and foremost, what is to blame for the massacre in Orlando? The only component to blame is the man who committed the crime (and accomplices if any). He is a murderer and solely responsible for his actions. He was a radical, jihadist Muslim who believed in that murderous, tyrannical ideology. Islam teaches its followers to conquer the world by the sword and force it to submit to their false god, Allah. They oppress women, and they kill anyone that does not submit to their ideology. We see homosexuals murdered in Islamic countries continually.
Were guns to blame? No. Guns are simple tools that evil people use to fulfill their evil motivations. Good people use guns to defend themselves, their family, their friends, and their nation from the evil of murderers and tyrants. Any tool can be used for evil or good. Simply look at the terrorists attacks in Israel over the last couple of years, and we see that the main weapon being used were knives. Is a knife to blame? No. Knives are simple tools. The problem is the human heart that is terribly wicked.
Posted in Hatred, Homosexuality, Islam, Terrorism
Tagged Florida, Hatred, homosexuality, immigration, ISIS, Omar Mateen, Orlando, Pulse night club, Radical Islam, Terrorism, violence, War
Walking with the Lord…
Yesterday I decided to mow the grass, which getting a day with no rain has been difficult. I prayed when I got out of work, “Lord, please hold the rain back until I finish mowing.”
Right when I was finishing up, a gentle, cool breeze blew a few times. Which felt really nice because I was hot. Then a soft, light mist began to fall. I felt peaceful and loved.
Our Creator is a loving father. The light rain only lasted a few minutes, enough to let me know the Lord hears our prayers. An hour later, I was out grilling and the patio was dry.
The Lord has often answered the smallest of prayers, and He has answered the biggest of prayers. He answers prayers differently at times. Sometimes it is yes, sometimes no, sometimes not yet/wait. I don’t always understand why He answers some prayers one way and not others. But, I do know that He loves us, and He knows what is best for us.
We will understand in time.
Update Thursday 6/9/16
And because the Lord decided to confirm this was an answer to my prayer, He did it again. The rain came down hard, and I sat in my garage and watched it until it stopped. It was beautiful and refreshing.
Excellent documentary… Love how “scholars” make empty claims about no evidence for anything, yet there is plenty of evidence showing they are absolutely wrong. The lack of flexibility and closed minded stubbornness among the corrupt “scientific” community is astounding.
The chronology of Egyptian history needs to be seriously revised based on the data and evidence provided in this film. Real scientist who value truth, accuracy, and honesty would agree that humans can be wrong and should change the view/paradigm (etc) based on new evidence and new data being discovered. No “traditional” paradigm should ever be above examination and alteration.
The Bible is true, and there is more and more evidence proving it.
The full documentary is available on Netflix and DVD.
Posted in Archaeology, History, Old Testament, Science, Truth
Tagged Bryant Wood, Charles Aling, Conquest of Canaan, David Rohl, Egyptian Chronology, Egyptian history, Egyptology, Exodus, Genesis, Joshua, Moses, Old Testament, Patterns of Evidence: Exodus, Steve Law, Timothy P. Mahoney
December 2015.. Parts 127-132 here.
If you have not repented of your sin and believed in Jesus Christ for your salvation…. today is the day to do so.
I do not endorse nor support SOTT (due to their bias and subjective propaganda), but they have informative Earth change videos for each month.
Posted in Fearful Events, Signs, World News
Tagged animal deaths, deluge, earth change, earthquakes, fearful events, fires, flash floods, floods, hail, signs, sink holes, storms, tornadoes, volcanos, weird weather, wild fires, winds