Free will

In Genesis 1:26-27, God created man “in his own image”.  This is further described in Genesis 2:7-8&15-25.  In Genesis 3, Eve is deceived, Adam willingly partakes, and both are thrown out of the garden.  Adam was not deceived; this is clearly stated in 1 Timothy 2:13-13Romans 5 puts blame on Adam’s disobedience as the cause for man’s sin.  1 Timothy 3:1-13 gives the requirements for being a bishop or deacon.  Joshua 1:8 commands God’s people to meditate on his word day and night.  Again in 2 Timothy 2:14-18, Timothy is told to study so that he can be approved by God. The Spirit and the flesh are two different path one can choose, stated in Galatians 5:16-17.

The Bible is full of man’s freedom of choice and will.  God wishes to be with those who wish to be with him.

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No help for singles – 2

I want to clarify some things about my last post: https://thefloatyboaty.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/no-help-for-singles/

It wasn’t a pity-party.  The post was to demonstrate the missing instruction and teaching that those with the experience – those who are older – should be providing.  If the people who are family through Jesus do not act like family, do not show love for one another as family, what is the difference between Christians and heathens?

A new commandment I give unto you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.    –  John 13:34-35

Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.    –  1 John 4:11-12

Where is this love?  Is there someone who cares about those who need help?  Everyone starts out single; no one starts out married.  So, shouldn’t there be some real and meaningful help for everyone?

I’m not complaining.  It is what it is.  However, there is something that can still be done – help each other and those whom have not reached the stages in life that you already have.  I have been through these stages and problems and am giving my report on the situation.  I have also given a way to resolve this issue.  It is time for others to step in and help or there be a continual downward spiral into the abyss that the heathens have already entered and learned the hard way.

For more reading:  http://justinmcampbell.net/2015/02/18/the-protestant-celibacy-problem/

Elliot Rodger, The

A few months ago, a young man by the name of Elliot Rodger killed some modern American girls.  Then came the flurry of reasons.  What would make him detonate with no warning?  Was it the medication?  Was it some mental illness?  Was it his home life?  Some problem with his father, or mother?  Do the victims carry the blame?

 

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he shall not depart from it.  — Proverbs 22:6

His victim’s parents, and his parents, all carry the blame.  The victim’s parents could have taught them how to behave.  His parents could have taught him how to live.  The average American child does not have parents – they have progenitors.  This is why the tragedy occurred, and will occur again.

Follow Through Regardless Of Influence

And when then saw him, they worshiped him: but some doubted.   — Matthew 28:17

In this context, Jesus has risen from the dead and shown himself to some of those who knew him.  However, even some of the ones who knew him and saw him still doubted his resurrection and him.  Jesus did not let this change him in any way but continued on as he had been.  He continued on to heaven and has become the mediator between us and God, just as he said.  He brought God’s spirit into the world for all mankind, just as he said.  He fulfilled the law, just as he said.

Jesus is the epitome of the manly man; the ultimate example we should follow; and truly, He is the only example we should mirror.

Marriage Is Not An Accident

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:  – Matthew 7:7

And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.  – Luke 11:9

Marriage will never be an accident: It Probably Isn’t Going To “Just Happen”.

If you want a wife, marriage, kids, or whatever, you have to go and find it – very, very few people are hit by asteroids.

A Woman Doesn’t Know What She Wants

And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. — 1 Timothy 2:14

A woman doesn’t know what she wants – she must be told, taught, trained and shown what she wants.

Why has the average legal age of marriage gone up since the previous century?  Why is the such a push for girls to get “an education”?  So that the school system can teach them how to act, what to think, and what to say.  However, this is hidden behind all kinds of propaganda – from letting kids learn social skills to teaching them life lessons to helping them find themselves.

There is a thief who wishes to steal all the girls for himself.  He does this easily in the modern western world because a woman doesn’t know what she wants.

Stand firm

I’d like to start by referencing a post by Justin Campbell:  Quit Being Nice

A man needs to discover what he believes and stand firm for it.  Who a person is nor what a person is should affect his stance.

Every masculine man desires to have a domain of his own.  This can cause his demise if he does not rule his domain.  Any leniency creates momentum in the wrong direction.  A house without a firm foundation will not stay when a storm comes.

It is masculine men that create the structure of the society that they live in.  A masculine man build a castle with thoughts of war in mind.  A masculine man builds an empire for the continuing of generations.  A masculine man will stand firm in the face of any adversary – no matter who the adversary may be.

Against The Current

A little story I’d like to reference:

http://aopinionatedman.com/2014/04/17/you-are-a-poor-writer/

 

What should you do?  Who should you be?  Why are you asking me?  A man decides for himself what he will do and who he will be.  He is not enslaved to another’s puny imagination.

The masculine man has the strength and determination to make choices and decisions on his own, for himself.  He also has the commitment to follow through with those choices and decisions.

The way of the masculine man is a powerful one.

Power Of Words

Helping articles:

http://lorialexander.blogspot.com/2014/04/only-speak-words-of-life.html

http://lorialexander.blogspot.com/2014/04/teaching-children-how-to-think.html

Words are more powerful than any weapon.  Examples of this power include politics, news, movies, teachers, parents, peers, and music.  It is not the weapons of war one has to fear, but the words that one listens to.

What is a weapon?  What is a loaf of bread?  Without words, they are nothing but objects.  The objects themselves can be anything and have no meaning to the observer.  Words are what make the loaf of bread tasty and desirable, and the weapon dangerous and evil.  Yet those same objects could be changed and morphed into a completely different perception with just a few words.

Words also change this listener, the one spoken to.  Giving derogatory names has a psychologically damaging effect.  Applying derogatory statements of fact is even more damaging.  “You’re just stupid.”

Words have the most powerful effect on children.  Minds that are developing and are easily molded.  The most valuable physical treasure in this mortal realm; the most fought over, the most destroyed, and the most killed.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.  — Proverbs 18:21

Words can also be used to build, strengthen, and nurture.  Words can also be used on one’s own self.  It is with the power of the audible voice that the universe around us changes – just like with Martin Luther King, Jr.