Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

This post is a wish for all to have a very Merry Christmas. Regardless of when Christ was born, this is the time of year when Christians celebrate the beginning of the fulfillment of God's promise to Eve to send a redeemer. Jesus Christ is that redeemer, God Himself, taking on a corporeal body to redeem all of mankind from Adam's sin. And that is well worth celebrating all year around. 

I said all and I meant it, just as did God when He said "whosoever will may come" I wish for those who are not Christians, that they would take this opportunity to ask themselves about the truth of their immortal soul. Have you considered it? If you believe you have one, can your life, the eternal one after you shed your mortal body, be affected by what you do here and now? If you haven't asked yourself these questions, don't you think you should? Forever is a long time. Jesus died for you too, but you must accept that gift. 

I would also like to thank Kel Fritzi of Red Fox Radio for hosting my show today, and to thank in advance all the guest hosts who will do my show for me while I am on complete vocal rest in an attempt to avoid surgery - even if it is a small surgery.

 ( I still need a few to fill in over the next month and a half - if you have hosted a show or thought about trying it out, kindly email me at with the subject line "ITM guest host"  I will not even insist that you be a conservative, so if you wanted to voice a differing view of current events than I have offered, here's your chance.  Rudeness will not be tolerated.) 
Merry Christmas to all. And, in the words of Thomas Jefferson: "The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government."

A second(third?-lol) thank you goes to Christopher J. Greene, who has kindly sent me his new book: "Death of the Family"True Stories of the Charlatans Who Deceived the World and Broke the Backbone of Our Society" to read and review. It will give me a good use for my time while I can't speak. 

From Answers in Genesis:
So the Lord God said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, you arecursed more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.” (Genesis 3:14–15)
Today’s big question: where is the first promise of the Savior?
The entire original creation and the Garden of Eden would have been absolutely spectacular. Imagine living in a world where the lion truly could lay with the lamb and where human beings could have walked unconcerned next to a T. rex. Living in God’s perfect creation with no carnivorous activity, no death, no suffering, and no natural disasters is something we can now only read about and imagine how it might have been. 
When the fateful day of disaster came, everything changed—and rightly so. God warned us that if we were to disobey Him then we would surely die. After sin, God fulfilled His warning in just manner. The serpent was cursed (more than all the other creatures) and mankind was to return to dust (i.e., die). Yet we should never overlook the first great working of God’s unlimited grace in the midst of His righteous judgment. God said to the serpent (Satan), “I will put enmity between you and the woman and between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head and you shall bruise His heel” (Genesis 3:15). This coming Seed that will crush the head of Satan was promised by God. From this point on, we see in Scripture and understand our true need for the Messiah, Jesus Christ.
In theological terms, this is called the proto-evangelium (the first Gospel). God promised that through the Seed (i.e., descendant) of a woman (Eve) would come one who would crush the head of Satan. This is the first promise of a Savior and the first great act of God’s grace after our tragic act of rebellion.
When we read the account of Genesis, and particularly the first eleven chapters, we get a full historical foundation for understanding of the significance of this promise of a Savior, and the depth of our desperate need for salvation. Not only do we see that we are rebellious, and under the wrath of God, but Genesis also tells us that since that rebellion, sin is constantly and aggressively crouching at our door (Genesis 4:7), and that we are totally consumed by sin (Genesis 8:21). The promise of a Savior from man’s rebellious nature is something we see consistently throughout Scripture—from its origin in Genesis, all the way through to Christ’s ultimate victory in Revelation.
There is one last important fact that we should never overlook in this first wonderful display of God’s grace. After the first act of sin and the promise of a savior, God also provided a foreshadowing of the great act that must occur on our behalf. God provided animal skins for clothes, which required the shedding of blood to cover sin, and pointed to the substitutionary atonement accomplished by Jesus Christ on the Cross."

Monday, December 7, 2015

Trumpnado - Intellectual Froglegs 12.06.15

I am still examining candidates, but the point made at 8:07-8:17 makes this worth posting far and wide.