Sunday, November 29, 2015


I feel like a big problem among Christians today is a misunderstanding about our calling.

Romans 14 explains this pretty well.

It seems to me that people have a tendency to take what they are individually called to do, and base the actions of all Christians on them. For example, and I really don't want to give an example, but for example, one person in the unblack metal scene recently left the scene because that person has come to believe that unblack metal (and all metal) is evil. They proceeded to tell other Christians to leave the scene as well, or they would go to Hell.

There is no Biblical evidence that any genre of music is inherently evil. I can understand how metal could become a snare to some people, but it's not a snare to everyone. For me, the unblack scene is one of the most godly things I could be participating in. Unblack metal actually brought me closer to God. I eventually actually left behind all of the pagan/occult/satanic music I used to like, and turned to music that worshiped God instead. When certain things happened in my life, unblack metal led me to question a lot of the occult things I was practicing. When I wanted to listen to dark music, unblack metal was always an option, and there was often some band whose music had a dark enough sound to satisfy me. That's the purpose of evangelism - to call out to people, just as the scene is doing. Unblack metal is a wonderful tool to spread the word to people. I, and many others in the scene, have been led into a right place with God through this.

And on the other hand, you do, indeed, have some people who were misled by the darkness of the overall black metal scene, the stuff I left behind, and were ensnared by it, instead of turning further to the God-glorifying music in the unblack scene.

So the issue isn't that this genre is inherently evil, the issue is that people aren't putting God first in issues like this. And I keep talking about metal, but it's not just about metal - it's about ALL things in life.

If you listen to unblack metal, and find it becoming a snare to you, pray to God about it, and don't be afraid to listen to what He has to say. If you feel unblack metal is becoming a snare to somebody else, don't be afraid to bring it up. Just don't assume that it's universally a sin when there's no Biblical evidence for it. This is how it is for everything in life. Whatever is going on, put God first. Avoid sin as the Bible clearly describes it. And for everything else, pray to God about it.

It's not just a problem with others, either. It can be a problem with you, yourself. We as individual people disagree on a lot of things, and interpret scripture in different ways. The problem comes in when those differing viewpoints aren't based on God's word, or on God's individual plans for us, but instead are based on our own desires, and what we want to believe, rather than what we are instructed to believe. It's important to have an unbiased, scriptural view of things, and not be guided by what you individually are being misled to want by the devil and his demons.

For example, I once believed in reincarnation. The Bible says that man is appointed to die once, and after that to face judgment, which created a conflict with my beliefs at the time. In that case, you couldn't have just passed it off as me "having a different interpretation of scripture", because I was ignoring scripture. Nowadays, I've learned to reject reincarnation. It's no longer a snare to me, and I now understand the truth of that verse. Now, I also used to practice what you could call "sorcery", but Hebrews 9:27 says nothing about that. However, Deuteronomy 18:10 to 11 does, and so does Revelation 22:15. Of course, I've left behind "sorcery" as well. So it's important to be sure your beliefs are backed by scripture.

The best way to resolve that is to think of it this way:
Do you believe what you do because of the Bible, or in spite of it?

Can you back up your views with scripture, or does it contradict your claims?

God bless you all and guide you according to His perfect will! In Jesus' name. Amen.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


Simple. This puts the whole situation into perspective perfectly.

Obligatory note, I haven't read every single thing this guy's ever posted, but I've read a lot of it and liked it!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015



Also, as I always point out when I put links, I know nothing about the site above. I only posted it for that one specific page. I don't know if the overall website is reliable.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Something Personal

Still doubt the reality of what I talk about on here?

There's something about me that I've only ever told a couple family members. I just feel like sharing it here because I was reminded of it today.

Now, ever since I was young, probably like 12 years old or so, there's been an inverted pentagram embedded into my right hand. Now, I did not put it there. It just appeared there. 12 years old is around the time I had just barely started getting into dark stuff.

Throughout all my years of practicing occultism, this pentagram was there, as a natural part of my hand print. But see, it was never a full pentagram - those have five lines, but this one only had four. The horizontal line in the middle was missing.

It was very indicative of what was going on in my life at that point. I was listening to satanic music, practicing all kinds of stuff that the Bible outright forbid... Of course, I never thought any of that was wrong, so I never made the connection. I knew it was an evil symbol, but I never realized the significance of it appearing on my hand. I thought it was just an odd coincidence.

Then around late 2013 (when I was 19) is when I started getting away from that stuff. Not a lot, just a little bit. Over the course of the next year, as I've explained before, I completely dropped all occult stuff in my life. I had some tough decisions to make, but I decided to stick with God. He'd gotten me through so much by that point, and everything else in my life was just failing me more and more; the only logical decision was to follow Him, or at least lean on Him to guide me. So I had to face the reality that the Bible spoke against a lot of what I had come to believe up until that point. And those were points where God was telling me what the truth was, but I didn't want to accept it. But I trusted in God, and over time, in my reflections on life, in my research, etc etc God guided me to the truth, and helped me to accept it, and realize how my old beliefs were, indeed, lies. I left behind all of the evil I once embraced in my life, and finally replaced it entirely with God.

So at some point in early-mid 2015, I remembered the pentagram on my hand. I decided to look at it again, and something new was there.

There was a line cutting clean through the pentagram.

It wasn't the line that was missing from the pentagram. Rather, there's a thick, obvious line cutting across and through the very middle of it, like the lines in those red "no" signs.

Just thinking about that makes me stop for a second. It's not like it was a random symbol; it was a very accurate one given what was going on at that point. And when I asked God for help, when I decided to trust Him, when I finally understood what Jesus' sacrifice really meant and accepted that, He blotted it out. I have such a hard time forgiving myself for things. And I still struggle with my imperfections. (Which reminds me of [[this]]. I like this comic a lot.) But this line, actually crossing out the symbol on my hand, is just so powerful to me. Whenever I struggle with my past or mess up somehow, I think of this. It reminds me of where I used to be, and how bad things were then, and where God's gotten me now - to such a better place. A couple times, I've talked about my past with people, and it's just surreal. It feels like I'm talking about a different person completely. My life's not just suddenly "great" now, but the lack of evil forces intruding into my life and the addition of God's love is certainly a plus, to say the least!

This symbol is such a great visual reminder to me of God's greatness. Of all the wonderful things God's done in my life the past two years. It's so humbling. It's His way of saying to me, "It's okay now. That's gone from your life. It's not a part of you anymore."


PS, funny how God can even take an inverted pentagram and make it work for His glory. And hey, since it's common knowledge now that the inverted cross is actually a Christian symbol, the devil's running a little short on symbols here!

PPS, did you know you probably have a cross on your hand print? Extend your hand so your middle finger is facing directly away from your face. On your palm, there is a straight line going up, toward your middle finger. Around the middle of your palm, there is a line going perpendicular to that one. Both lines form a cross.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Judaism / devil

Messianic Judaism - basically it's (intended to be?) what the church was around the time of Jesus. Judaism, but modified by Jesus and His instruction to us. Acknowledging Jesus as the prophesied messiah, but holding Old Testament custom a lot more closely than is taught by Christianity.

I'd still need to do more research on the topic overall before I felt right saying too much about it, but there is one problem I've noticed.

It appears there's some questionable discussion taking place regarding the devil, some taking the "normal" Jewish teaching that he doesn't work as Christianity teaches. That the devil supposedly isn't a fallen angel, but instead one that just does as God instructs him to do. However, it's crucially important to keep in mind that this is not true.

I say "crucially" important for a reason. First of all, Jesus, the prophesied messiah, specifically referred to the devil as falling from Heaven:

And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

Second, and most important, the book of Revelation talks about the devil as an enemy of God who will be punished:

And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. 

And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

These are two sources that are crucially important to keep in mind. Remember what is written in Revelation:

I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book,

and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.

I'm not writing this just for one group, not by any stretch - it's just something I noticed in certain discussions. I'm writing this for everybody. The important thing to keep in mind above all else is to follow God, prayerfully learning and following His commands as closely as we can. And some will interpret certain things differently, but this is a case where I felt like it was important to speak up about it. There's a line where interpretations step outside of sound doctrine, and denying what Jesus said, and what the book of Revelation says, is crossing it. 

God bless and guide you all according to His perfect will. In Jesus' name. Amen. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Bible Contradictions Refuted

People have all kinds of verses that they claim are "contradictions" in the Bible. They're not. The people who make these claims don't look into them at all and take things out of context, and in turn, think such things as that the Bible allegedly claims insects have four legs. Most of these alleged contradictions can be debunked with a single Google search, but why bother going to all that trouble? I have a blog, and let's save some people the trouble here.

I'm hoping to make a bigger post out of this, but let's just get started.

1. Two different accounts of the origin of the saying "Is Saul among the prophets?" are given in 1 Samuel.

Truth: Later in the Saul story we read that David fleeing from Saul arrived at the prophet Samuel. Saul persecuting David also came there and again came into spiritual ecstasy. By that it seems that David being on the run from Saul was able to escape from him. In this occasion again we read: “Therefore they say: Is Saul among the prophets?” The usual translation, however, is not correct. An imperfect is used in the Hebrew: “Therefore they said: Is Saul among the prophets?” The meaning is not that this saying started here as a common one. Again the people were surprised and repeated the already fixed expression. [Source]

2. Abraham broke the law by marrying Sarah

Truth: The law hadn't been given yet. There was no law forbidding him from marrying Sarah. She was "the daughter of [his] father but not the daughter of [his] mother", so by our standards he shouldn't have married her, but the law hadn't been given yet. He couldn't be held accountable for it, because there was no law yet forbidding it.

3. Jesus wants us to hate our families because of Luke 14:26

Truth: Translation issues. Just like with 1 Samuel. Jesus does not want us to "hate" our families. What it means is that we must put Jesus first, even to the point that it may appear as though we hate them. Matthew 10:37 explains it much more clearly. Jesus commands us to love others, and this is no exception. It's the 2nd greatest commandment, but the 1st greatest commandment is to love God.

4. Numbers 11:20 contradicts Numbers 11:33

Truth: Translation issues once again. Let's get some context going quick. Israel was getting greedy about food. God was giving them food, but they wanted other things and weren't happy with what God was giving them. In Numbers 11:20, it's said that God will give them meat for a month, but in Numbers 11:33, God is said to send a plague while they were still eating it. What this actually means, according to the older Hebrew, is that the plague was sent before the meat was cut off from the people. That is, they ate for a month, weren't done eating it yet, and thus were still eating it at the time that the plague was first sent.

5. 1 Samuel 31:4-6 and 2 Samuel 1:1-10 contradict each other

Truth: The verses in the first passage describe what actually took place. The account given in the 2nd passage about Saul's death is a story fabricated by a random person. Read carefully how 2 Samuel talks about this situation. Among other clues, notice that it never mentions these events transpiring where Saul asked a random Amalekite to kill him. It simply says he relayed the story, not that it actually happened beforehand; the text treats the man's account as words from his mouth, not as an actual historical account of what happened to Saul, as the first passage does. It's really obvious, but something that people don't take the time to examine at all - they see what first appears to be a contradiction, so they make assumptions about it instead of taking things in context. This is the case with tons of alleged issues people have with the Bible - they take random verses that may seem unappealing or contradictory at first glance, but never bother to investigate it at all. It's the same as if someone in ancient Israel had read a prophecy about Jesus suffering, and one about His kingdom never ending. The two only make sense when you take Jesus' entire life, and everything written about Him into consideration; He suffered, and rose from the dead, and now His kingdom never ends. If you take the two separately, of course they won't make sense. To really drive home the point of how counterproductive and unreliable it is to take random verses out of context, read this Bible verse.

These are just a few. I hope to add more later. In the meantime, this website seems to be a good resource if you have further questions.

May God bless you all and guide you according to His perfect will. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Hillsong Church and Bethel Church

Hillsong Church and Bethel Church both don't teach God's actual word. They may teach parts of it, but then distort it with all of the other nonsense they do and say. It's pretty common knowledge that both of these false "churches" should be avoided at all costs, but clearly there are still a lot who don't know, too! I'm not going to make an extremely long post about this. I'll just give a couple quick examples of what's wrong with them. Let's start with Hillsong.

I know nothing about that site, but it gives a pretty good example here!

"Pray[ing] for an impartation" isn't something God wants us to do. It doesn't help that on top of everything else, it's an impartation of Joyce Meyer's teachings, a few of which I've heard, and... don't like very much! (Here's a random link about that.) But that's not the point. Anyway, let's say you were talking about sound doctrine instead of random lies. You might instead pray that someone can be opened to the truth, to receive it - praying for God to do something for someone. It may sound similar to what Caine was doing, but it's not the same. At all. Oh, and you don't have to lay your hands on something in order to pray about it, either.

Oh, and you don't "catch" truth, either. You learn it.

Another thing about Hillsong is that they apparently teach speaking in tongues. What the Bible means by "tongues" is "languages". Languages that are already established. What Hillsong mean by "tongues" is speaking in nonexistent languages that appear to actually be gibberish. That's demonic, too. I used to speak in a tongue. That wasn't a gift from the Holy Spirit; it was the lies of demons. A trick, meant to confuse me. In my case, it was used to affirm other spiritual lies I had come to accept at the time. It was never once used to serve God, or glorify Him at all. Nowadays, I refuse to ever speak that tongue again. I refuse to even share examples of it, because it's demonic. I'm not sure how to get this across anymore clearly. It's directly demon-influenced, and Hillsong are promoting it in their so-called ministry.


Now for Bethel. Let's just go with one quick example for them. Did you know that, according to them, Jesus asked someone else for forgiveness one time? It's even someone at Bethel church!

Your tone of voice and nonsense rationale don't fool me!

I'm sure there are others like these two, but they stand out the most, and they're full of false teaching, occultism, and direct slander against God. These may be "churches" by definition, but they're not churches of God. They may claim they are, but they're not. This stuff is crucial to understand. False teachings abound in this world. I once fell for similar teachings, and now it's important to show others the truth regarding these lies. In fact, there are many, many more things wrong with Bethel and Hillsong than I mentioned here, but I just wanted to give a couple examples. In fact, the examples here already show how severely misguided the people at those churches are; further examples aren't even needed. But you can look up more examples if you want. They're not hard to find!

May God bless and guide you all according to His perfect will. In Jesus' name. Amen.