So, you say you believe there is a God?

Believe it or not, saying you believe in God is not exactly going out on a limb.

Satan knows God exists.

All of Satan’s demons know God exists.

All of the myriad of souls currently occupying Hell, now, know that God exists.

And when I say “God,” I’m referring to The God who created all things and gave us all of The Books in The Bible.

And this is in addition to all of the souls who believe in The One True God, and in His Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, and those souls who believed in The One True God, and in His Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ, before leaving this world for their heavenly home.

So, you are definitely not a member of some kind of special minority who believes in God.

The only people who don’t believe in The God of The Bible, don’t believe only because of ignorance, miseducation, or deception. All of which are perpetrated on humans by Satan and his minions.

And even those who are unaware of The Bible and The God of The Bible (the ignorant), the miseducated, or the intentionally deceived, believe in some kind of god, gods, or some other kind of natural or supernatural power.  

We are then left with atheists, who are the only true and complete idiots. They believe everything, and I mean everything, came into existence by accident, progressed via evolution, and that when we die we are just fertilizer to be returned to the ground.

It takes a person with a truly impressive level of confusion to actually believe that the trillions and trillions of galaxies and the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of trillions of stars and the hundreds and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of trillions and trillions of planets all came about out of nowhere and by accident. Not to mention the miracle of life, in all of its forms, on our own planet.      

Some of the miseducated and deceived people worship Satan. This puts them into the idiot grouping as well. How can you worship The Devil, or The Evil One, without also acknowledging The True God, and that Satan exists by God’s will, just as we do.

Jesus did not just dismiss Satan’s power, here on Earth, however, and nor should we.

Jesus prayed “… and deliver us from evil (which some translate as ‘and deliver us from the evil one’).

Satan, or Lucifer, in The Bible, is referred to by many names and many titles. Those names and titles include: the tempter, the ruler of demons, the evil one, the enemy, father of lies, the ruler of this world, the god of this age, the adversary, the deceiver of the whole world, and the accuser of God’s people, among other names.

In the desert, when Satan took Jesus up on a high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”

Jesus responded, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”

Jesus did not dispute Satan’s authority to offer these earthly things to him, however.

As we approach Easter Sunday, and the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection, it is a good thing to believe in God, but it is also necessary to acknowledge Jesus as our Savior, who was sacrificed on The Cross, to pay for our sins and the sins of the whole world, so that we may receive The Lord’s saving grace.

But it is also more than just an acknowledgement, it is about having a loving relationship with Jesus. By doing this, when we die, and our soul begins its journey from this world, Jesus will know and recognize us, and us him, so he can guide us to our heavenly home, and not become lost and misguided by the evil one.

And finally, when we stand before God to answer for our sins, to which of course there is no acceptable answer, that is when our friend, our Savior, Jesus, will intercede on our behalf, reminding His Father that He has already paid for these sins on our behalf.

Thank God, thank God for that, and thank you Lord Jesus.

Amen.

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A Blessed and a Merry Christmas from MrEricksonRules!

From The Bible, Luke 2:1-20

The Birth of Jesus

1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed.

2 (This was the first census that took place while Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.

4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and placed him in a manger, because there was no room available for them at an inn.

8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 And the angel said unto them, do not be afraid: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born unto you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.”

13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

May you and yours have a blessed Christmas season, Christian or not.

MrEricksonRules. 

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Dinosaurs explained!?

Did you ever wonder why so many prehistoric animals and plants were so big?

Traditional science and scientists really don’t offer a credible explanation in my mind.

Karen Kirkpatrick, for the “Howstuffworks” website, admits that the reason why so many of these prehistoric creatures were so big, “is something of a mystery [to Science].”

I think what she really means is, “Science” is having a hard time coming up with a reason to explain the prehistoric organisms while not being viewed as agreeing with The Bible.   

Additionally, if you believe in The Bible, did you ever wonder why people lived so long prior to Noah’s flood?  

Well, here is my belief, which I have come to after considering many sources.

The basis of my belief comes from The Bible.

The Bible says, in the book of Genesis (from The King James Version):  

1In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

2And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

3And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

4And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.

5And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

6And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.

7And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.

8And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

9And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

10And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

Verses 6-8 specifically describe an environment that would be conducive to organisms being able to grow much bigger and live much longer, than within the environment in which we exist now (after the flood).

It seems pretty clear to me that verses 6-8 describe an Earth with water on the surface of the planet, a layer of water surrounding the planet, and an atmosphere, or sky, in-between them.

This configuration would create a type of greenhouse, and an air pressure, which could be compared to the environment in a bariatric chamber.    

 

From https://www.british-israel.us/index.php:

“A 50-inch-wingspan dragonfly fossil was found in Italy. Today they are limited in size by the amount of oxygen and the air pressure. They breathe through their skin. Bugs growing in oxygen-rich environments grow up to 1,000 times heavier than those living today! If an animal increases in size, it has less surface area compared to its volume. This is why huge insects couldn’t breathe in today’s atmosphere.”

“But fossil insects are huge!”

“Cockroaches over 18 inches long have been found in the fossil record.”

“A fossil centipede 8.5 feet long was found.”

“Fossil grasshoppers have been found over two feet long. A giant tarantula fossil was found with a three-foot leg span.”

“Fossil cattails have been found 60 feet tall.”

“Fossil buffalo horns have been found with a 12-foot span. Giant elk with 12-foot antlers. A giant pre-historic goose stood as tall as an elephant and weighed up to half a ton. Salamanders grew 6 feet long. Sharks before the Flood were 80 feet long. Turtles bigger than men. Oyster shells have been found on the tops of mountains of Peru two miles above sea level 11.5 feet wide. Reptiles never stop growing. They grow throughout their entire lives (Holt Earth Science, 1991, p.293).”

A key to understanding the Pre-Flood Earth is the existence of a canopy of water in the stratosphere.

“After Noah’s Flood this water canopy in the stratosphere was removed, and the water became part of the waters of the Flood of Noah, approximately 4,400 years ago. The water canopy in the stratosphere is therefore no longer present.”

“The water canopy originally provided protection against cosmic radiation from outer space.”

“The Water layer in the Stratosphere had several other very important functions.”

“The temperature was probably much warmer, with no variation of temperature over the entire planet because of the greenhouse effect of the vapor canopy in the stratosphere. This perhaps explains why Mammoths preserved in the permafrost in Siberia have tropical vegetation in their stomachs.”

“One of the very important functions of the upper atmosphere today is that much of the dangerous radiation from the sun is filtered out. However, some dangerous radiation still gets through to the surface of the Earth. This is why, for example, overexposure to sunlight can cause skin cancer.”

“The blocking of dangerous X-rays and gamma rays would probably have been much greater before the Flood. This probably accounts for the much longer life spans of the patriarchs recorded in the Bible (some over 900 years).”

“Genesis 2:5-6 indicates that at least prior to the creation of Adam, rain did not fall but that the plants were nourished by springs coming up out of the ground. The Bible does not actually mention rain until the Flood, and a canopy providing a greenhouse effect could have lessened the need for the water cycle. If Noah was the first person to see a rainbow, that would add further strength to the canopy theory.”

“Genesis 7:11-12 tells us it rained for forty days and nights. Such a lengthy deluge would be impossible today because there isn’t nearly enough moisture in the present atmosphere; therefore, there had to be much more water in the heavens of Noah’s time.”

“A canopy would have provided an increased atmospheric pressure, heavier air in other words, that would have allowed the prehistoric flying reptiles such as the pteranodon to have taken flight. It is doubtful that these creatures would be able to fly in today’s thinner atmosphere.”

“The water canopy in the stratosphere would have dramatically increased the partial pressure of gases on Planet Earth, causing 50% higher concentrations of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide. This is proved in experiments on Pre-Flood air trapped in fossilized tree sap, now known as the semi-precious stone, Amber.”

“According to Time Magazine, November 9, 1987, p. 82, bubbles of air in Amber have an oxygen content that is 50% higher than the present atmospheric air.”

“According to this article in Time Magazine, Geochemists Gary Landis of the US Geological Survey and Robert Berner of Yale analyzed tiny air bubbles trapped in specimens of Amber.”

“They placed the Amber specimens inside a vacuum chamber, and then opened the Amber, allowing the ancient trapped gases to escape. They found that the air contained 32% oxygen, which is much higher than our current 21% oxygen content in the atmosphere.”

“This finding is confirmed in The New Scientist Magazine published on March 11, 2000. According to this article the air trapped in Amber has 35% oxygen.”

“These findings confirm that Planet Earth had much higher Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide levels at an earlier date, and would seem to confirm the theory about higher Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide levels in the atmosphere, caused by the water canopy before Noah’s Flood.”

“Because of the higher oxygen levels, the high blood oxygen levels would have contributed to extreme longevity, resistance to bacterial and viral diseases, and greater metabolic efficiency, with consequent greatly enhanced athletic ability.”

“The average recorded life span in The Bible of the early patriarchs is 912 years. This is in stark contrast to today’s much shorter life spans, with 70-80 years being typical.”

“In the Pre-Flood atmosphere the Carbon Dioxide content was much higher because of the canopy of water. This high Carbon Dioxide content caused the vegetation, to grow much larger, and also more abundantly.

Now I’m no scientist, but I’m not stupid either.

Doesn’t this sound like a theory that makes sense, while offering an explanation for dinosaurs and the other fossils we find today?

Until I learn something that would make me think otherwise, this is my story and I’m sticking to it!

If this article piqued your interest, you may want to check out my blog from July 18, 2018, titled, “Many scientists don’t seem to believe in God…, but God created science!  Take Noah’s flood, ‘The Great Flood,’ for example.”

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Don’t worry, be happy!

That doesn’t mean be blissfully ignorant, however.

We need to keep the faith, and we need to use our brains.

There are a lot of people out there intentionally trying to get others to worry.

There are a lot of people out there intentionally and knowingly pushing false narratives and pushing fake news in an effort to cause worry and anxiety in our lives.

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Jesus talked about worry and anxiety more than a few times, and he reminds us of how much God loves us, and how He can give us peace.

Whether you’re a Christian or not, Jesus’ words are worth our consideration.

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Matthew 6:25-27 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?”

Matthew 6:34 “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”

John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. “

Luke 21:14-15, 18-19 “But make up your mind not to worry beforehand how you will defend yourselves. For I will give you words and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict….  But not a hair of your head will perish. Stand firm, and you will win life.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Romans 8:31 “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”

Others have had some wise words regarding worry and anxiety as well.

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. – Corrie Ten Boom

“A hundredload of worry will not pay an ounce of debt.” – George Herbert

“Worry, like a rocking chair, will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.” – Vance Havner

So Jesus is saying He’ll help us with the worrying part…, but it’s up to us to be smart…, think for ourselves…, find the truth…, and see things for what they are and not what we’re told they are by people that may not have our best interests at heart.

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The other day I ran across Bishop T.D. Jakes addressing this exact topic while I was flipping through the channels.

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I was impressed by his message, and it was the inspiration for this blog actually.

“I came to tell you this mornin’ the devil is after your mind. He’s after your mind, brother. He’s after your mind, and let me tell ya somethin’: That’s why the car broke down. That’s why the roof started leakin’. That’s why they threatened your job. Let me tell ya somethin’: The devil don’t drive, and he don’t wanna go to work, so he doesn’t need your car, and he’s not after your job. He’s just usin’ that stuff to go after your mind ‘cause your mind is your power.”

If you acknowledge that evil exists…, that “”he” the Devil, the enemy, Satan, exists…, then you have to ask yourself, “Who and what is Satan using on the earth to help him deceive us?

Think about it.

Who is propagating lies and deception on Satan’s behalf?

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“He don’t want your kids. Sometime, you don’t want ‘em! You know the devil don’t want your kids. He’s just usin’ what you care about to drive you crazy because he’s after your mind so that you will lose your power. Your mind is your power. Your power is your mind.”

“So Jesus says, ‘Take no thought.’ I’m goin’ to go deeper. Can I go deeper? So when he said, ‘Take no thought,’ I was uncomfortable with it because I didn’t really wanna preach it, and I thought, you know, because I’m really tryin’ to get us to think, and he says, ‘Take no thought,’ and I had to really look into it to understand that he’s not telling us to be mindless. You know what I think? He’s actually tellin’ us not to be distracted. Do you not know, you can be so into the possibilities of what could happen tomorrow, that you miss the pleasures of today? You could be so engrossed trying fend off what could happen that you don’t embrace what is happenin’?

“Worry is a computer that keeps buffering. Worry is when you keep thinkin’ the same thing over and over and over again without resolution. He’s sayin’, ‘Do not buffer, do not buffer, do not buffer.’”

Amen, Bishop Jakes…, Amen.

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