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Is there anything worth laughing about?


Sometimes you just have to laugh! LOL!

I know the world around us is no reason to laugh right now, but someone has to be cheerful or how will anyone see the light?

Our Pastor spoke this past weekend of how funny God must be. I agree with him.

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The Bible is full of far-fetched and at times preposterous stories!

What right minded, stable adult would believe God actually parted the Red Sea?

What Ivy League Professor would be able to accept this guy who ran from God ended up in a huge fish?

And how about Daniel? Thrown in the Lion’s Den and they weren’t hungry?

Growing up I never thought twice about “not” believing any of the Bible. It was what it is.

I never questioned the validity of Adam and Eve living in a perfect garden until Eve talked to a slithery snake or David knocking out a giant with a slingshot.

However, as an adult now I can see why some people might question the accounts of Paul and Silas chained to a dungeon wall praising God in the middle of the night as a fairytale, legend or narrative.

Imagine waking up one morning thinking, “I’ll join the Peace Corp; go to China and teach Farsi.

Or write on your to-do list for your spouse,

“Honey, I am going to California to pan for gold. Be back soon!”

Your other half may be glad you find gold but think “have you lost your mind?”

So it is with God’s great imagination and unlimited eye-catching scenes. Many have found his ingenious resourcefulness to be improbable.

Revelation 1: 5 “and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.”

Whose idea was it to create a perfect world?

Or part the Red Sea?

How did Jonah get into that whale and survive 3 days? (Just the thought of what he might have been sitting in is revolting)

Not only are these tales true, they are miraculous, bizarre, extraordinary and clever!

The Bible is one big story with one Big God as the writer and administrator.

If God is the author of such awesome exploits, would that imply he has a wit about him? A side of slapstick satire? A source of comicality or sparkle?

So here we are in a world of disarray, nations falling apart with people who have no clue, where is God?
What is he up to?

Parting the Nile?

The Bible

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Harmony isn’t just a “Dating site”


What is harmony?  Peace, unity, order, a pleasing combination of elements in a whole.
An agreement made or balance of a suitable arrangement.
It is a working together in friendship or cooperation. linus

What is disharmony besides the opposite of harmony? It is the state of being deranged or lacking in orderliness. It is also conflict, strife, warfare,disunity or dissension.

If Heaven has only harmony, then could it be much of man’s difficulties come from disharmony?

We have constant disconnects, confusion, and cry over lack as if there is no abundance when God makes it clear he has plenty of everything to go around. (Philippians 4:19) He created the earth with more provisions than man would ever need for every person who will ever inhabit it until the end of the age.  That being said, man in his selfish habits and greed once again manage to “muck it all up.”

You may argue the point there is an evil enemy who lurks around like a roaring lion wishing to devour any and all of us. (1 Peter 5:8) However, if we humans would have figured out from the start and by that I mean Adam and Eve we could have extinguished, eradicated, slaughtered and completely wiped him out; yeah. It would have worked. But we didn’t.  So to make it easier on ourselves we will just blame Adam and Eve especially since they are no longer around to defend themselves.  

God keeps his promises which give us no way out of this mess except through him.  As common sensed as that sounds, many have no clue to pursue him. 

Why does he tell us to seek him?

Could it be if we did we would find an inner understanding and knowledge from God to explain in simple terms how to deal with life’s troubles and problems?  (Matthew 11: 28-30)

If we will allow God to reveal his processes by going to him first, he will walk us through every moment in perfect harmony.

Isn’t that “Heaven on Earth?”

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“Ribbing”


untitledAdam and Eve. The first two people ever created. We all know the story of how Eve was created from Adam’s rib. So the “ribbing” began! LOL!

Seriously, why did God create two humans like them?

Genesis 1: 27 “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

Maybe God wanted us to imagine what he looks like since he made them in his image.

Then verse 28 says, “God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.”

So God says to be fruitful and multiply; in other words “go have a bunch of kids.”

Somewhere between Adam and Noah other people were born. Cain and Abel, Enoch, Mehujael, Methushael, Lamech, Zillah, Tubal-Cain and a sister named Naamah to name a few. Adam lived to be an old man of 930 having had sons and daughters according to Genesis 5: 3-4.

Just for the sake of question lets change things up a bit.

What if God created he and he and she and she instead of he and she?

The result would be 4 people on earth.

And no more. Why?

Because the Bible says Adam and Eve were to go and have a bunch of kids; not he and he and she and she.

Pro-creation would not have been possible leaving the world to end in the first few chapters of Genesis.

But…..since the Bible HAS been written from Genesis to Revelation mankind has lived and will live until the end of the “good ole’ book.”

Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed as a result of sexual immorality including homosexuality.

The fall of Babylon was a direct result of violence, corruption and sexual sin of all kinds including homosexuality.

Judges 19: 27 speaks of perverted men in Ephraim. What resulted were consequences of war where 90,000 people died.

Romans 1 speaks of the many sins committed from pride, murder, deceit, sexual immorality and homosexuality. In Romans 2, God made it clear those with an unrepentant heart and stubbornness to commit such evil would suffer great wrath and judgment.

It really doesn’t matter what you believe; this is God’s word.

Homosexuality is an abomination to God.

No one is or was born gay. It is a clear choice and rejection of God.

There is no justification for a person who all of a sudden decides to change their gender because they believe they have discovered it. There is no discovery because it doesn’t exist.

The lie is a trick of the devil that is recorded back to the beginning of time. Along with this bogus ploy of deception is the idea we who have not made this discovery are to feel sorry for those who have and are to give in to their demands, expectations and to accept them for what they are.

Believing otherwise is a stamp of intolerance.

Personally, I have friends who claim this lifestyle and some family members. First and foremost is I am a sinner very willing everyday to ask for forgiveness. I have no right to judge anyone else and if I do, I will be on my knees.  However,

 I love them but do not condone their sin anymore than one who gossips, lies or commits adultery.  Anyone who reads this post and judges me according to their position of so-called tolerance of this sin, needs to realize I have the guts to tell them the truth.  The truth set here, is about the concern I have for their place in eternity and the damage being done in the here and now.

Those who claim this lifestyle have set themselves up for a deadly trap; a sinister plan to gain total access to your soul by Satan himself. This is no laughing matter or anything to take lightly.

Physically speaking, pro-creation can only be performed between a man and a woman.

God didn’t create substitutes or alternates.

He created Adam and Eve.

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Children of a Lesser God


There is no lesser God when the Cross of Christ is present. He is the same, was the same and will be the same.

He is the same God for all. No one is lesser in his eyes. How could they be when he created them?

We live in a fallen world. God is incapable of creating evil.

1 Timothy 4: 4 “For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.”

Alfred Lloyd Tennyson wrote:

“O me! for why is all around us here
As if some lesser god had made the world,
But had not force to shape it as he would,
Till the High God behold it from beyond,
And enter it, and make it beautiful?”

John 1: 1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God.”

Aren’t you glad a lesser god didn’t make the world?

What would be the point in anything?

If a lesser god had created the world, we would see chaos, destruction, war, degradation, and evil so poisonous mankind would have ceased to exist long ago.

Life of any kind would have died out, never been born or had the survival skills to remain.

So…..if you grasp the significance of the perfect God, it defies all other theories that God creates anything lesser.
We are created in his perfect image. The image we receive as Christ our Savior which we will acquire when we join him.

A lesser god would only create imperfection which would send a ripple effect of more imperfections.  The question then arises,

If the world were created by a lesser god, how could that god continue to exist?

For the skeptics, non-believers and such how can you justify the perfect God is the blame for the chaos,
disorder and rampant death in the world we live in?

To deny the existence of our perfect God is to deny your own existence.
The reason being is God took the evil and made good out of it over and over.

When Adam and Even sinned, God could have said,

“Ok. I’m done with you people. Forget my plans. You have messed up big time. Therefore I am ending it all now.”

Whoa! You should be glad that decision wasn’t left up to most people instead of God Almighty.
Ending the world at that moment most likely would have occurred.

But…..God didn’t. A lesser god would have. The ugly prince of this world would have allowed a destructive apocalypse promptly. The destroyer would have won. The evil he imploded would have set the galaxies in an instant demise.

The Alpha and Omega, the Chief Shepherd, the Anointed One, our Everlasting Father knew what had to be done.
He wasn’t about to allow evil to win. He planned it down to the last breath of his son on the Cross for the redemption of mankind.

A lesser god could never have produced it.

A lesser god would never have wanted it.

A lesser god would have lost it all for the sake of no one.

The true and only God of the universe is the only avenue the world exists today.
In the midst of horror, tragedies, wars, and disgrace, he sent his son to shed the only blood that would count.

The blood of Jesus, holy and pure set itself against non-existence of mankind.

The perfect blood of Christ covered the imperfect blood of the enemy.

So……the next time you question the existence of our awesome, magnificent perfect God, think about how fortunate you are not to be children of a lesser god.

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