Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Everything you believe to be new - has already happened before...

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Everything that you believe to be new - has happened before.

Some ideas masquerade to be new or revolutionary, when in fact, they are not "revolutionary" at all as many want to purport them to be. Rather, it was the norm back then.

History remembers the Etruscans.

There is a precedent that has been repeated time and again.

No, we Christians are not the stone age barbarians many purport us to be. See Romans 1:25 to 27. Then read up on what happened to the Etruscans.

Before the Roman Empire, there were the Etruscans...

Quote from the MysteriousEtruscans.com

"Sharing wives is an established Etruscan custom. Etruscan women take particular care of their bodies and exercise often, sometimes along with the men, and sometimes by themselves. It is not a disgrace for them to be seen naked. They do not share their couches with their husbands but with the other men who happen to be present, and they propose toasts to anyone they choose. They are expert drinkers and very attractive.

The Etruscans raise all the children that are born, without knowing who their fathers are. The children live the way their parents live, often attending drinking parties and having sexual relations with all the women. It is no disgrace for them to do anything in the open, or to be seen having it done to them, for they consider it a native custom. So far from thinking it disgraceful, they say when someone ask to see the master of the house, and he is making love, that he is doing so-and-so, calling the indecent action by its name.

When they are having sexual relations either with courtesans or within their family, they do as follows: after they have stopped drinking and are about to go to bed, while the lamps are still lit, servants bring in courtesans, or boys, or sometimes even their wives. And when they have enjoyed these they bring in boys, and make love to them. They sometimes make love and have intercourse while people are watching them, but most of the time they put screens woven of sticks around the beds, and throw cloths on top of them.

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"For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error.…" Romans 1:25-27

*I find it ironic, that the future they want, has already transpired in the past.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Manny Pacquiao

A.W. Tozer said, "We allow what God hates because we want to be known to the world as good-natured agreeable Christians. Our stance indicates that the last thing anyone would want anyone to say about us is that we are narrow minded." 

This has caused many Christians to compromise and not voice a godly position on issues, but our silence speaks volumes.

Page 76, "Hell" Bill Wiese quoting A.W. Tozer. 


All are direct quotes from Chapter 11 "We Wouldn't Want to Offend Anyone" of Bill Wiese's book, "Hell"


"In today's society, there is an acceptance of just about everyone's beliefs to the point where many espouse to the opinion that there is no longer a right or wrong. "All things are relative," our society declares. This acceptance seems, on the surface, to be much more "understanding" and "open-minded". However, is this embracing of everyone's beliefs being open-minded, or is it helping to promote a moral decay in our culture? The lie of relativism has been packaged as consideration for others. Yet, it is not really consideration for others, but rather, toleration of others' moral depravity."

"Most do not want their sins exposed, so they accuse Christians and the Bible of being judgmental and narrow-minded. Christians are then perceived as being intolerant. There is then a fear that the moral convictions of others might be forced on them, thereby causing a disdain for Christians."


Page 71, "Hell" Bill Wiese

Thursday, February 04, 2016

1 Corinthians 16:14 "Do Everything in Love" - The Man Who Dumped Dead Chickens

The man who owned the dead chickens that got dumped in our perimeter - his grandson was a 10-15 year old boy, who was accused of raping a 2 year old inside a pig sty. 

The boy was not jailed because he was a minor. More importantly, because of the broken human Philippine justice system.

First, I'm answering my life's stresses through this calendar. Not every day is easy. But these simple words, put some perspective. In my search for answers, they brought me a moment of peace.

Just this morning I spoke with the man who owned the dead chickens. He said "Kukunin ko sana ang manok kaya lang parati nakasusi ang gate niyo e. Hindi ako makapasok." Nakangisi pa. (I would have gotten the dead chicken but your gate was locked. I can't go in. - he was smirking)

Tumango na lamang ako. Sa isip isip ko, "Pwede ka namang kumatok at magpaalam. Yun naman ang gawain ng mga disenteng tao."

I simply nodded. In my mind I was thinking, "You could have just knocked and I would have opened it. That's what normal people do."

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

At ang inalay kong gumamela...



Natatandaan mo pa ba?
Inukit kong puso sa punong mangga
at ang inalay kong gumamela?
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Kami ngayo'y naglilinis ng kapaligiran, at nakita namin na maraming mga halaman. Namimigay po kami ng mga pulang gumamela cuttings, es-sayantipik name, hibiscus. Wala pong singil basta't inyong kukunin dito sa Virginia's Garden. 
Nakakapanghinayang po kasi, pag ang mga ito'y aming susunugin o itatambak lamang. Mabuti pa'y ipagmigay ng ang  iba' makapagtanim din. 

FREE RED GUMAMELA CUTTINGS as of February 2, 2016. For pickup only at Virginia's Garden, Barangay Tangway, Lipa City, Batangas. Phone number 0917-3..88..8-227. Look for Danny

 
 

1 Corinthians 13:13

Image by Danielle McInnes
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13

Scripture: NIV and Biblehub (Back to the Bible Calender Given to me by +Jie Garcia)
Photoshop Edit: Me