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Friday, December 23, 2011

Know thy self............Know thy Christ

Socrates was a philosopher and encouraged men to "think."  However, he was a man and fallen.  He formed the foundation for much of psychology today.  If one takes a careful look at psychology, especially at the advertising industry, it is very obvious that man UNDERSTANDS the power of lots and lots of exposure to sell a product or to promote a certain political or religious agenda.  Women are led into the hospitals to birth their babies because they have been "feared" into the fallen nature of man.....However, there are times where hospitals are beneficial as well in the birthing of baby......let us let God lead instead of the flesh.

Do men think that God does not understand psychology??????

Yes men, especially the fallen man, do not think that God understand's the psychology of the mind.

When we look at God's word (the KJV1611) and the entirety of scripture from a chapter by chapter perspective......

How many pages of the bible are dedicated to the creation story?....about 1 and 1/2.  Unfortunately, many men dedicate more time studying creation without God and Christ's salvation in mind and end up setting the stage for evil as a result.

How many pages of the bible are dedicated to the story and life of Joseph (in the Genesis account) ?...about 10, Joseph was beaten and rejected.

How many pages of the bible are dedicated to the story and life of king David? 1sam 16:13-1 king 2:10, and 1 Chronicles 11-29 ...over 40 not including the Psalms and references back to David as the King after God's heart.  David fought the sin nature!!

How many pages of the bible are dedicated to the life of Christ while he was on earth? over 70.  Christ died for sinful men!!!  All the way to victory and into eternity!  Amazing Love how can it be.  That's not even including the writings before he came to earth and the writings after he was here and rose again.

How many pages of the bible are dedicated to the story and life of Laura.  Maybe 1/2 a page in the Genesis account in Chapter 10.....and then on to the church account as Laura decided to obey God's word. And maybe perhaps a few descriptions of the gentiles in the old testament and gospel. The church account consists of about 45 pages.....oh......

How many pages of the bible are dedicated to the story and life of Socrates? Maybe 1/2 a page in the Genesis account in Chapter 10

ok so some conclusions on who God thinks is the most important based on basic mathematical importance and who gets the highest score of importance based on numbers of pages attributed in the Holy Bible.

1st place: Christ, Score=70+
2nd place: Church (Laura as obedient to the Word), Score=45+ pages
3rd place: King David, Score=40+pages
4th place: Joseph, Score=10 pages
5th place: Creation Story, Score=1& 1/2 story
6th place: Socrates=maybe 1/2 a page  I believe Darwin and other corrupted men also fit into this category......

In conclusion......if you KNOW THY CHRIST.......you WILL be well off and saved from the mud of this life. no matter what.  Same applies to me.....Laura

Snow Crystals and God's Creation Story

I have been overly privileged to have been able to study so much science and math at a liberal arts college.  However, God's word still stands stronger than the theories of Man.  Unfortunately I still have to pay off a small portion of my college debts.   "Rom 13:8  Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law."

Here is an interesting question to ask anyone who has "forgotten" God's creation story or who grew up among the weeds of evolutionists and big bang theorists......

On what day in God's creation did God create the snow crystal??

The answer can only come to those who know God's word and understand its authority as well as a little bit of science.

Day three.  A snow crystal can only be formed with the presence of a dust particle as the two Hydrogen atoms cling to one Oxygen Atom.  On day three God separated the waters from the dry land on Day Three so dust was created on day three.  A snow particle requires a "seed" dust particle to form.  Keep in mind.....on day three God also created Life on day three......and Christ rose from the grave after three days......  God created life and non-life on day three.

Gen 1:9  And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.
Gen 1:10  And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:11  And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
Gen 1:12  And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:13  And the evening and the morning were the third day.

Information about how snow is formed

I love to study science.  However, if man does not have the understanding that his behaviors and actions either have good or evil intentions, he will "fall" into bondage and sin without Christ and his word to back up his understanding of God's creation through science.

For further study and truths regarding God's creation check out the Institution of Creation Research

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Woman's Battles and Bondages

Are you a woman in distress and really can't seem to overcome your problems in life (bad relationships, husband not behaving the way you think he should, still single but discouraged etc etc.)

Here are some good reads to help you along the way while on your pathway through this life:
Every Woman's Battle 
A book for woman to develop a stronger relationship with Christ and overcome the grips of Satan

Before you meet Prince Charming
A book for young woman to develop strong relationship with guardians and to improve Character before saying "I Do"  The unsaved and feminist  and/or religious woman will NOT like this book.  But the saved Christian woman will thoroughly enjoy the content of this book.  I even enjoyed it despite the fact that I am married.

Created to be his Helpmete
Very good read.  Some churches who are "religious" in nature and not biblically based may ban this book because of the content in regards to the bed room relationship.  But bondage to sin is real and the only way to stop it is in Christ.

Happy reading.  Hopefully these books will make your life better than it was before.

Of course the best book of all to change your heart and make it pure and bright is the bible 
A great way to study the bible can be found at e-sword.net

If you are struggling in your bondage to sin in the form of gambling, drinking, gluttony, depression and anxiety, self injury, eating disorders, homosexuality, pornography, sexual impurity and more check out

setting captives free

Find that freedom forever in Christ alone!  Sadly many people that attend our local churches are still in bondage in some form or another and only Christ can truly make them free.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Few Suggested Books for a better marriage

I am still here despite the fact that I have not posted in quite some time.....

When you have the time to read, here are some great books that will transform your life for the better especially in your marriage relationship:

Intended for Pleasure 
A Book about medical issues in the bedroom from a Christian perspective.  Very good as it completely eliminates the filth that the world portrays when it comes to this sensitive issue.

Fascinating Womanhood
A book that will help you become a better and more content woman, no matter what the circumstances.

Enjoy great reads

Songs of Love and Hope