It is shocking for me to think that I was once an atheist. I can sympathize with infidelity as I myself was absolutely blinded by Materialism. Today praise God the scales have fallen from my eyes. As the lyrics of this Song says. “I look at my daughter… and I believe..”. Its crazy that some of you reading this will require an explaination!
The truth is stranger than fiction. It may surprise you to learn that only sinners like Alice Cooper go to Heaven. It was for guys like him that Jesus died. Its ironic that though Salvation is an open invitation to all it seems to be that only rebellious souls whom realize their moral condition want the grace of God which is in Christ Jesus. Self-righteousness appears to be a terrible affliction which blinds the proud. The Self righteous theist seems to believe they don’t need Christ. Many go to church yet think the story of Redemption via the Cross to be vulgar. They think they are holy enough to walk straight in Heavens front door! “Im not a whoremonger, or winebibber” they convince themselves and peer downward at everyone else . Yet the scripture says otherwise “ There is none righteous no not one for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Rom 3vs10+23).
Then you get the Self Righteous Atheist Materialist who hates God and professes “Morality is bunk”. He’s not a sinner! Typically/ Ironically these birds maintain delusions of being Good people. They condemn the God of the Bible outright reasoning that if there really was a God, He would have no right to throw such a nice person as they in Hell!
Whatever the logic Self-righteous people of all shades have no need of a Savior and this is why Hell will be filled with them. They have made a fantastic error! The sin nature of Mankind is the most self-evident of truths! Furthermore they assume reality must conform to their whims…to *their Judgment*… so that if there is a God he could not possibly set a higher standard of morality than their own, or demand they accept such humiliating terms as to think It was for their sins that Christ willingly suffered the cross.
They surmise they have no need of Christ. They reject the Gospel.
Wrong Bet! “…as it is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment.’ (Hebrews 9vs27)
Yes Hell will be filled with the Self-righteous and Heaven will be filled with Sinners like me and my brother Alice Cooper… whom realized we need Christ. Not governed by vain delusions, we’re not too proud to humble ourselves before God, Confess our Sinfulness, and thank him for his mercy and grace in sending Christ to redeem us. Its that simple! “For The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Rom6vs23)
Gods chosen vessel to reveal and preach the Gospel of Grace to us sinful gentiles,St Paul says “This is faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that *in me first God might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting”* (1Tim !vs15,16). “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us…” (Tit3vs5)
The truth is stranger than fiction My friends. Alice Cooper is saved! He’s a Brother in Christ! Will you remain Devils Food?
*The Gospel functions best under Political freedom*
Receiving the gospel is a matter of personal choice and conviction. Faith cannot be imposed via coercion. The only way faith can be propagated is via evangelism (Free Speech/ Free press) ie reasoning from and appealing to the scriptures hoping to convince the lost of the validity of the Christian Faith. Coercion being contrary to the modus opperandi of evangelism means Religious liberty is the ideal political environment for the dissemination of the gospel, not Legalistic moral tyranny which persecutes infidelity, and obviously it is obviously much harder to preach the gospel and function as a Christian under tyrannical systems like Communism or ‘The Holy Roman Empire’ which oppress and suppress beliefs which are not sanctioned by the State. Alice Cooper would have been burned at the stake had he lived 500 years ago. Indeed he would have been sent to a Gulag had he been born in the USSR. Thankfully he lived in a more enlightened era and had time to come to his senses and trust Christ. Salvation is by Grace, and may be freely accepted or rejected. Liberty to follow ones personal convictions is the vital component.
Here again we see how taxes raped from the working class by Nanny states are funneled into the coffers of the filthy Rich. Again it becomes clear that a small Libertarian government is to be preferred because if under liberty wealth distribution is unequal, at least it would not be so because of unjust political favouritism! Oh and lets not mention the fact that the whole issue of Global Warming is one big fat Socialist Lie designed to destroy freedom and private property rights and undermine Judeo-Christian values! (Agenda 21 prefers the worship of ‘Mother Earth’ to that of Jehovah, whom gave mankind dominion over the Earth and told him to subdue it-Gen1vs 27,28). Let me make it clear that I am not Anti-Wealth. I am anti-monopoly. Monopoly being defined as *Political advantage*. The point I am making is that the socialist gospel is a fraud.
Winning the WC cost New Zealand 3/4 of a Billion Dollars! That’s is an insane amount of Loot! It demonstrates our Nation is a ship of fools. This Budget Blowout is yet another consequence of the politicalisation of Sport… a demonstration of Socialist *Totalitarian* over-government.
To all you Socialists out there who Cheered and whistled as the Games played on.. You have no right to claim you care for the Poor! Now they must bear the Burden of these hundreds of Millions on the price of their food and clothes… on the cost of their rents! You can have no claim to be the vanguard against Elitist Favoritism! You have redistributed Millions of Dollar from the poor to the rich and created a sporting elite to be worshiped by the deluded masses… whose wealth and fame will grow …. who will meddle in politics, pervert our democracy, and support even greater Government usurpations!
Today you Parade while the backs of the working man breaks, and the wolves of dept are at his door! And not one Politician will have the Balls to admit this truth! Just like Ex Mayor of Hamilton Bob Simcock tried to justify the tens of millions of rate payer debt caused by the V8 Super-cars by saying “The regional economy benefits”, so too will the Mammoth debts and ongoing expenses from the World Cup be said to have ‘benefited the National economy’. I say “Tell that to the thousands of poor whom struggle to pay their bills! Tell that to the pensioners who cant afford to heat their hovels in winter!” They will receive not one benifical penny… all they receive is a hefty bill from Nanny state. And you wonder why Western Civilisation is wallowing in debt and the divide between rich and poor keeps growing? Tim Wikiriwhi
It was not the law, the police, or the war on drugs which made this ‘Rock God’ quit doing ‘P’, but an overwhelming faith. He was changed by embracing a personal code of ethics. This demonstrates Libertarianism in action and that true Christianity works in the heart, not via external oppressive socialist prohibitions and persecutions which because they are unjust, only inspire loathing and rebellion not reason, faith, and will to change.
God accepted Brian *as he was* a Slave to Sin in need of Salvation. Brian’s testimony is “You can have all the Money, All the fame, All the Power and yet be Dead inside…”. He’s a testimony to the validity of the question …’What profit a man if he should gain the whole world yet forfeit his own soul?’ (KJV). He testifies the truth that though becoming a Christian does change you (For the better) yet does not mean you cease to be ‘you’.Today Brian is still in the Music Biz. Still Head bangin. Music is still in his veins…Its a part of who he is.
As the classic song goes “Amazing Grace How sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me! I once was lost but now am found twas blind but now I see…” “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” (KJV)
To all you Junkies out there sick of wandering in darkness and longing to see ‘the light’. Do what ‘Head’ did. Do lines of Meth while reading the Bible. Call out to your Heavenly Father, and he will hear you. And if your Band is bringing you down to Hell. Quit. There’s a New Life awaiting… *That’s the essence of Individualism* Being brave enough to abandon ‘the herd’ and to follow your own conscience… Tim Wikiriwhi
Hello Peeps, Richard has invited me to contribute to his blog. Dick and I are old Libertarian comrades. Both were once adroit deregulation Spokesblokes for the Libertarianz Party, though shunned as infidels by the Randoid hierarchy for not worshipping their deity (Funny bunch of atheists those Objectivists!). Now I’m an Independent Libertarian and a 1611 King James Bible believing Dispensationalist Christian. Please don’t stuff me into one of your convenient Nut bar boxes. I assure you I wont fit. One of the reasons I am happy to join Richard in this blog is because Richards own Christian outlook is ‘outside the square’…and yet rational. I seek to break the mould on what stereotypically Christians are supposed to be. Bigoted self righteous Killjoys whom seek to impose their Hobgoblins upon everybody by force. This is a stereotype that most Christians have imposed upon themselves, and it is Bogus, and it is ugly, and it is detrimental to enlightenment and the Gospel truth. I will busy myself attempting to show you peeps that Christianity is about ‘Keeping it real’…honesty, and that it is a faith which functions properly by voluntarily embraced values under grace in liberty, not via political coercion or a self-imposed moral tyranny. Christianity is not about trying to establish ‘God’s kingdom on Earth’, but about calling out individuals to the light of the gospel and being a living demonstration of the grace of God towards Fallen mankind. This does not involve acting out a false piety but the very opposite. It means being true both to yourself and to others. *Hypocrisy is one of the greatest sins*. That’s enough psychobabble for now. I am a self employed Engineering Contractor who enjoys history, science, politics, Law, Philosophy, theology, books, music, movies, beer, calendar girls, and Slaggin Socialists and Bangin atheist heads. I hate spelling and Grammar I promised Dick Id try to avoid negative crap as much as poss. I like a laugh, yet nonetheless take ideas and ideals very seriously will strive to present serious arguments on subjects of great moment. Disregard me at your own peril! (Use of psychological manipulation is not beneath me!) Amen.