I want to discuss a few different things here. The first thing I want to bring up is that I was talking with some guy on Facebook about evidence for the Bible. You can go and listen to the podcast on my website and listen to what I said. But what I want to mention is this, this guy I was talking with via Facebook listened to my show via my invite to do so. He wrote me a private email and claims I lied about him and got my facts wrong about him. I have no reason to lie about anyone. Here is part of the problem: 3 different times I have told people I am going to talk about them on my radio show, and all three times the entire topic I was talking about was completely deleted. I was not the one who deleted the topics. So, if these people delete the topics at hand, then they have no room to complain. Not one of these people would come on my show and debate me; they all said no. I will quote exactly what this guy said about why he won’t come on my show.
Joey said “No, I won’t come on your show. Not because I don’t have answers for you and you’ll hear “crickets”, but because I think you’re a waste of time. I can’t even finish the show because it’s absolutely ridiculous. That’s easy, though, when you’re on a show all by yourself and with no one to offer up another side of the story.”
Notice this guy says it’s a waste of time to come on my show, then he says it’s not that he does not have answers. Then he says, “That’s easy, though, when you’re on a show all by yourself and with no one to offer up another side of the story.” Well, he was invited to come on my show and offer up another side of the story, but he made excuses as to why he won’t do so. I think it’s more a matter of he knows he is wrong and cannot handle the truth.
Now, here is one more quote from this guy, he said, “To be 100% honest, it’s religious freaks like YOU that turn me away from it. That’s no joke. The know-all power hungry retards that swear by a book. Jokes. All jokes. You being the biggest one. haha”
First off, I am not power hungry. I have never once stated I want any sort of power. If anyone thinks I act like that, then it is on them to provide evidence of that. People like this, who claim it’s all a joke and try and blame people like me, will stand before God. They will try to blame me, but God will not say to you, “You’re right, Rick was a liar and mean to you, so I guess I will give you a free pass into heaven since Rick is the reason you rejected me and hated me.” Joey clearly rejected God long before we ever meet, and the Bible says in Romans 5:10, “For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.”
We all are/were enemies of God, but through the death of His son we can be reconciled with Him. According to Romans 5:10, Joey was an enemy of God long before we meet, so he cannot use me as an excuse for his rejecting God. The Bible says in Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Rom 5:12 “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:”
All have sinned. This means Joey is accountable and cannot use me as an excuse.
I noticed on another topic talking about Bruce as a transgender, a guy who claimed to have a degree in psychology and is also an atheist, was saying this whole transgender nonsense is a mental illness.
Here is what I think about all of this mental illness nonsense.
I don’t believe in mental illness. It’s sin, plain and simple. This is just one more example of people not wanting to say sin and trying to take away human responsibility. Jesus will never say, you rejected me because you were mentally ill, so I guess you can have a free pass. I hate psychology. The so-called founding fathers of modern psychology, like Sigmund Freud and Karl Jung were child molesting, God-hating, drug users, and did other wicked things. So, why would I look to people like that to tell me how to fix my life? I will stick with Jesus and His Word.
It is because of issues like these that people get mad at me and call me mean or hateful or claim they want nothing to do with God, and it’s because of people like me that they reject God. As I pointed out already, people cannot use others as an excuse for rejecting God. Romans 1:20 says, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”
The Bible states they are without excuse. People complain I am mean and have no grace. Here is the thing. We are talking about Facebook, and the same thing with other websites and blogs. You don’t have time to get to know people and spend lots of time and develop friendships. It’s all about facts. That might seem harsh, but you really only have time to go straight for the point and put out tons of info. I can and am all about getting to know people and encourage people and help lead them to Jesus. But, on social media sites that simply does not work, and the topics can come and go with in minutes.
So, for people that think I am mean, here are some scriptures for you to think about.
Matthew 22:29 “Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. Wow, Jesus tells people they are wrong and dont know scripture and no one cares, I say it and people call me unloving and mean.”
Matthew 23:33 “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?”
Luke 24:25 “Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:”
John 8:44 “Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
John 2:15 “And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables;”
These are some things Jesus said and did, and Jesus was not viewed as mean and unloving. Sometimes, people just need to be told straight up what’s going on.
Here are more scriptures.
1 Timothy 5:20 “Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.”
2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”
2 Timothy 4:3 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;”
2 Timothy 4:4 “And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:”
Titus 1:13 “This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;”
Titus 2:15 “These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.”
I do these things and I don’t care if people don’t like it. If they have a problem with how I do things, then they need to take it up with God.
Sadly, since people won’t take a stand on scripture, we have things like this going on.
Jude 1:4 “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Jude 1:10 “But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.”
Jude 1:12-13 “These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.”
Jude 1:17-18 “But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.”
Jude 1:22-23 “And of some have compassion, making a difference:
And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.”
Matthew 7:15 “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”
Act 20:29 “For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.”
2 Peter 2:1 “But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.”
2 Peter 2:12 “But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;”
Act 13:9-11 “Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him, And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.”
All these verses I posted are found in the Bible and are all things Jesus and his disciples have said. Why is it when I say things like this, people cry and get mad? Either you’re ignorant and are not aware of these things being said in scripture, or you’re aware of it and are a hypocrite and feel I’m not allowed to use the word of God.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Rom. 10:9