Thursday, October 30, 2014

Good Article on Psychic Abilities

http://www.heavenlymanna.net/christianArticle.php?article_id=361

Obviously, I didn't write this, but I felt like you should see it anyway. Check it out.

Imaginary Friends?

You're all probably wondering, "Are you ever going to write about metal again?" Yeah, one of these days.

So anyway, this is a post about imaginary friends and tulpas. From, like everything else here, a Christian perspective.

In theory, there's nothing wrong with the basic idea of an imaginary friend. There's nothing wrong with interacting with something that doesn't exist. Now, here's the problem: you have to be careful. 

At first, these beings are usually imaginary. But it's all too easy for negative forces that are real to get in there, and impersonate your imaginary friend. This isn't crazy of me to say, either. Back when I was into some occult stuff, there were beings/voices that I was almost certain were real, but there were one or two I knew were false. I purposely imagined those. But then they started to feel more real to me.

It happened really slowly, too. I knew they (the latter one(s)) were imaginary, but then I began to wonder. Why? I don't know. Eventually I didn't know that they weren't real anymore; I just started wondering. Eventually I just accepted that they were real, and what they became were misleading and deceptive, just like the real ones. This is a real phenomenon.

Quick note: I'm now aware that dealing with beings like that, which are real, is forbidden. Leviticus 19:31, Leviticus 20:6, Deuteronomy 18:9-14

Which leads to my next point. When they become real, that's when there's a problem. I mean, in theory, a "good" spirit has the capability to interact with you like that, but I have NEVER seen an instance of it. It's ALWAYS deceptive, demonic beings like the ones that interacted with me.

Tulpas in modern terms are basically the same thing as imaginary friends when you get down to it, but they appear a little more real, and can act without your 100% conscious command. Again, there's nothing theoretically wrong with this. It's not idolatry as one site I saw said, neither are imaginary friends, but you have to be even more careful with tulpas anyway. There is the very real possibility of negative beings entering in situations like that and taking control. It'd be even more subtle with a tulpa, because you're not (always) (consciously) controlling it. There's no real telling when a negative being could come in and how obvious its influence could be to you.

So, if I were you, I'd just avoid these ideas altogether, but I personally, won't explicitly forbid them. But I do recommend that you avoid them. And if you feel like you really need them, just be extremely, extremely careful. Enjoy them, but be careful. Most of you have no idea how deceptive those beings can be if something gets in there, and when you finally get the guts to kick out the negative beings if they appear... you'll feel pretty lousy afterwards, left with a lot of sticky negative essence and loneliness. May God bless, protect, and guide you all according to His perfect will. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Clearing Up Misconceptions (Progressivists)

I was reading a "progressive" Christian page recently, and I was honestly appalled at what I was reading.

These statements weren't just different interpretations of Scripture like the age of the Earth or something, these were literal blasphemy.

I would like to point out before I get into this that I am not a fundamentalist looney old preacher, I am a (young-ish) metal fan who used to be into some occult stuff and has come to accept controversial Biblical views over several years. And even if I were the former, my individual status still wouldn't invalidate God's word.

1) Gay marriage and gay sexual activities don't go against God's will?  (Genesis 1:28-29, Mark 10:6-7, Leviticus 18:22) I don't hate gay people. (Also, I will not disclose my own orientation; it's not important.) Hatred is murder (1 John 3:15) and I will not judge somebody for their preferences. You could be attracted to any number of things, gay, straight, normal, weird; what matters to God is how you handle those attractions (see end of paragraph). God's marriage is different from what humans consider marriage. God's marriage is... about love to a degree, sure, but isn't just about a union; it's also about reproduction, having children, which only biologically happens between a man and a woman. This is not discrimination. This isn't about holding back people of other genders, it's just the very basic definition of what marriage is. A deaf person wouldn't have much place in a record store; a blind person at an art gallery; it's not discrimination against them, it's just what the idea is about, and they just don't fit it, the VERY same principle applies to God's definition of marriage. It's NOT about hatred, it's about what marriage exactly is! The Bible is God's word to us, and He's clearly not too happy about gay marriage. But don't be mistaken, heterosexuals also have VERY clearly-defined rules that all would do well to learn and keep in mind. Some people are called to flat-out celibacy (could be homosexuals' calling too?). It's not about gays vs straights, it's about living a holy life, which everybody is to do, homosexuals included.

2) There isn't a Hell?  Luke 16:19–31, Matthew 18:34-35, Matthew 3:12, Matthew 13:30, Revelation 20:14-15, Revelation 20:9-10 This does not mean that God isn't loving! He sent His own Son to be crucified on a cross for you! He doesn't want you to experience that, and takes no pleasure in sending anyone there (Ezekiel 18:31-32), but He will do so - He has warned you many, many times, He has sent His Son and told you EVERYTHING you need to do to have eternal life. Literally all you have to do is accept these things into your heart, and you will never have to experience it! He is preserving your free will, while throwing you every possible lifeline to save you! This is God's love, that He wants to save even the lowest of the low, but will not force them (since everybody complains about "forcing" beliefs...) He wants so, very much to save you from Hell. But Hell does exist.

3) Jesus isn't the only way to Heaven?  John 14:6, 1 Peter 4:3 (". . . and abominable idolatries"), Galations 5:19-21 (". . . idolatry and witchcraft") This can't be any clearer. We're to only worship the Holy Trinity, (in the right way! Deuteronomy 12:30-31), we're supposed to fully acknowledge and accept Jesus as our savior, and follow Him. The first verse I mentioned here is very clear! Jesus is the ONLY way to Heaven! This isn't to offend people who worship other gods, I point this out so that any of you who do will realize this truth, and come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9), God and I want to see you in Heaven, in eternal peace and comfort! But you need to accept Jesus as your savior, and you (progressivists included) need to reject the false notion that there are other ways to Heaven. Jesus is the ONLY way to Heaven.




I think that covers it for now, but these are basic Biblical truths that are being compromised here. Just because these statements are "old" doesn't mean they're "outdated" - God's word is never outdated! Times may change, but God's will is consistent throughout all of it. Don't listen to wolves in sheep clothing trying to spread false ideas. Listen to God's holy word in the Bible, with genuine, heartfelt prayer-guided reflection. May you all be blessed and guided to God's truth, according to His perfect will! In Jesus' name. Amen.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Don't Listen to Televangelists!

Most, if not all, televangelists are NOT servants of God! If you watched them and saw a corrupted message, believe me, all who read this: God is just as angry about those lies as you are. These people may be speaking about God, and they may quote His word, but they are no different than the pharisees of Jesus' day; whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful/okay on the outside, but it hides death inside.

Also,  they like to distort the word of God to the point that it has a whole different message! Can you think of any other beings who like to speak to servants of God and try to tell them a message that is not in line with God's word? I can think of one in particular! 

Now, remember that we are NOT to hate people (1 John 3:15). Don't support their actions, but pray for them, pray that these people might accept -- not only find, they've already done that much -- but accept the truth, and repent before they learn the hard way. I want to see these people change, and I'd like to see them in Heaven. If any of them read this - REPENT! Stop reading my blog, and stop reading your own thoughts, and read the BIBLE! God is more than a marketing tool, and your behavior comes with a price. You will learn someday... why not make that day today? 

Here are some videos about televangelists: 

http://youtu.be/T245DmTUjKY?t=2m34s

Also, Benny Hinn says that if you donate to him, you can get blessings in return. This is what God's word says about that: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts+8%3A18-22 

Here's more about Benny Hinn.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA--WMl6u-k See Mark 12:41-44 

Here's several of their lies being exposed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKLZvmR1GeY 




And that's that! Don't listen to them, or their heresy, as it stands. Read the Bible, and listen to its clear instructions with prayerful guidance. If a televangelist hindered your relationship with God, understand that God does not condone what they do, and He wants no part of such manipulative nonsense. Don't listen to the "ravening wolves" in "sheep's clothing". God wants you to come to repentance and to accept Jesus as your savior. God wants you to, unlike televanglists, worship in spirit and truth. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Skeptical About Jesus?

http://www.angelfire.com/sc3/myredeemer/Evidence.html

Here are 36 pages of information to consider.

Random Thoughts

Hear: A man committed many heinous crimes and went to jail with a life sentence. His lawyer - an honest one, looking to help - asked to speak to him, and they allowed him in to speak. The man informed the lawyer that he hated being in jail. The lawyer said happily, "There are things we can do to get you out! I've found a way to help you! Then you can be freed from this prison, and you can go out and find happiness again." But the man said, "No, I will find my own way out of jail. I don't need your help." And the man spent the rest of his life in jail. Everything he tried failed.



Also, isn't it astounding that I experience temptation the most when I'm closest to doing God's will? If sins are just caused by instinct or by human emotion, why am I tempted to sin more ONLY when I pose a threat to the adversary? Wouldn't I want to sin all the time?



If there is one thing I have learned in my like two months of online evangelizing, it's that there are some seriously mentally troubled human beings out there. In fact, you could get the same thing from reading the news, but people's instability has only been magnified in recent events. Humanists need to look at the world - I don't know what mankind they think can survive without God, but it's not the one on the planet where I live. These people are lost and in desperate need of a savior.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sadness?

When I listened to a lot of dark music, I was more inclined to sadness. There are a number of reasons for that, the most obvious being: 1) the direct negative spiritual influence, and 2) the general mental effect of listening to negative music - it makes you sad, too!

Another reason though, is more to do with the scene itself. The secular black metal scene often use anger and sadness as standards; the better you can express those emotions, the more positive reviews you will probably get.

When you're in a scene where there's a lot of competition to be the "darkest", most "pained" band out there, how do you think people in the scene are going to be?

Obviously very few people will want to exhibit those traits, but when you're around it so much, it rubs off on your psyche anyway! I guess you could say you sort of start "wanting" those emotions anyway. I'm not a psychology expert, but I would definitely describe it that way. And any secularists reading this will say how stupid these words are. "They don't want to be sad, the world just keeps dragging them down! They listen to that music to help them cope with their feelings! They listen to that music because it 'just sounds good'!" It's hard to imagine, but that's actually usually wrong.

Imagine you or your friends being "cheery" people, greeting each other with sincere smiles and hugs. It makes you cringe. Imagine dealing with the "preps" out there. Who would want to do that? But see, those people aren't like that just because they're on some euphoric popularity trip, or because they're "idiots", they're just different. Some of them are putting on a show, sure, but some of them are just happy people. There are plenty of happy people in the world who are very aware of what's going on. (What's "actually going on" is different from what the secular scene tells you too, but that's for another post.) 

Happiness, true happiness, seems to be a sign of weakness in that scene, and in fact in a lot of the world in general. It's not! It's okay to be happy! Your sadness doesn't have to define you. You don't have to hide behind it. It's okay to look at the good in a situation. It's okay to be positive, even cheery if you feel like it, even if "it's faggy" / "it's douchey" / what have you, because it's not! Happiness, even being goofy is okay. It's fine to listen to happier music, too.

I would actually recommend it! The world is full of bad stuff, to be sure, but we don't have to let it affect us so much! We don't have to listen to music based on it and that revels in it. Finding more positive stuff will clean out your psyche (and even your spirit, depending how positive it is). Thinking more positively will magnify those effects.

I know how weird it is for a lot of metalheads to think this way, but try it! Express happiness! Happiness and sadness are contagious, which would you rather someone spread to you?  Maybe you can become someone who starts it where you are.

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice!

Psalms 32:11 Be glad in the LORD and rejoice, you righteous ones; And shout for joy, all you who are upright in heart.

Luke 1:47 And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. 

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