Tuesday, February 9, 2010

On Valentine's Day -- Do You Have A SWEET HEART?

TRASH IN...TRASH OUT! For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. (Proverbs 23:7)

JESUS said, "...those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile a man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies." (Matthew 15:18-19)

"According to the Bible, the heart is the centre not only of spiritual activity, but of all the operations of human life. 'Heart' and 'soul' are often used interchangeably. The heart is the 'home of the personal life,' and hence a man is designated, according to his heart..." (Easton's Bible Dictionary)

Pastor John Yates of Faith Bible Institute wrote, "If the universe and man were merely random chance arrangements of atoms and chemicals, then no morality could exist. For instance, it would be no more morally wrong to kill a baby than a mosquito larva, since both are only random chance arrangements of chemicals. Genocide would be no more evil than mass spraying to exterminate mosquitoes.

Yet absolute morals do exist. It is wrong to torture children for pleasure or to attempt to exterminate the Jews as Hitler did. In fact, Hitler thought this was right precisely because he did believe in Evolution and thought the genocide of inferior races would foster the Evolutionary progress of the human race. This evolutionary atheism at the root of Nazism and Communism resulted in the extermination of millions under Hitler, millions more under Stalin, and millions more under Chairman Mao. These acts were not considered evil by these regimes, because no morals can exist if there is no moral Lawgiver." (Faith Bible Institute, The Doctrine of GOD, page 113)

"An attempt by Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot to form a Communist peasant farming society resulted in the deaths of 25 percent of the country's population from starvation, overwork and executions." (http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/pol-pot.htm)

"Joseph Stalin, leader of the Soviet Union, set in motion events designed to cause a famine in the Ukraine to destroy the people there seeking independence from his rule. As a result, an estimated 7,000,000 persons perished in this farming area, known as the breadbasket of Europe, with the people deprived of the food they had grown with their own hands." (http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/stalin.htm)

"On April 30, 1945, surrounded by the Soviet Army in Berlin, Adolf Hitler committed suicide and his Reich soon collapsed. By now, most of Europe's Jews had been killed. Four million had been gassed in the death camps while another two million had been shot dead or died in the ghettos." (http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/holocaust.htm)

"In December of 1937, the Japanese Imperial Army marched into China's capital city of Nanking and proceeded to murder 300,000 out of 600,000 civilians and soldiers in the city. The six weeks of carnage would become known as the Rape of Nanking and represented the single worst atrocity during the World War II era in either the European or Pacific theaters of war." (http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/genocide/nanking.htm) (After reading this link, i couldn't bear to put in the blog the descriptions of the atrocities committed. You'll have to read the rest of the story yourself.)

"In total, 10-13 million Africans were abducted (mainly by other Africans and Arabs) and sold as slaves (mostly in the Americas) between 1620 and 1880....slaves constituted more than half the population in some southern states (South Carolina, Mississippi) and two fifths of the total southern populace (compared to an average of 5% in the north and 10% in New-York). Of the first 12 Presidents of the USA, 8 were slave-owners. Some slave-owners were themselves black and former slaves." (http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/9-26-2005-77541.asp)

Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, said, "Eugenicists imply or insist that a woman's first duty is to the state; we contend that her duty to herself is her first duty to the state. We maintain that a woman possessing an adequate knowledge of her reproductive functions is the best judge of the time and conditions under which her child should be brought into the world. We further maintain that it is her right, regardless of all other considerations, to determine whether she shall bear children or not, and how many children she shall bear if she chooses to become a mother."(http://womenshistory.about.com/od/quotes/a/margaret_sanger.htm, see also http://www.blackgenocide.org/sanger.html)

Eugenics -- "...a science that deals with the improvement (as by control of human mating) of hereditary qualities of a race or breed....the study and practice of selective breeding applied to humans, with the aim of improving the species. In a historical and broader sense, eugenics can also be a study of 'improving human genetic qualities'." (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugenics)

Abortion -- a procedure to end a pregnancy. It uses medicine or surgery to remove the embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus. 1.3 million abortions are performed EACH year.
Abortion is legalized murder of unborn babies.

No one is exempt from the possibility of doing evil. For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.

Pastor Charles Stanley, in his In Touch magazine (February 4, 2010) listed nine danger signals worse than the hardening of the arteries -- the danger of a hardening heart.
"1. Insensitivity or resistance to what GOD says,
2. Refusal to put yourself under His authority,
3. Disobedience to what you know the Lord is instructing you to do,
4. Justification of sinful conduct,
5. Resistance to the reproof of others,
6. Preoccupation with the things of this world (career, relationships, possessions),
7. Little interest in spiritual matters,
8. Absence of private devotion (Bible reading and prayer),
9. Avoidance of public worship (gathering with other believers)."

Charles Darwin had a hardened heart. He believed in Eugenics. His book, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life promoted that "all life is related and has descended from a common ancestor: the birds and the bananas, the fishes and the flowers -- all related. Darwin's general theory presumes the development of life from non-life..." (http://www.darwins-theory-of-evolution.com/)
Charles Darwin did not believe that there is a Creator -- GOD, Creator of the heavens and earth.

If there is no GOD -- there is no morality. When a person rejects morality -- he (or she) rejects GOD. He rejects a moral Maker, Lawgiver and Judge.

Nero, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot...the lives they lived -- the outgrowth of their belief systems -- showed that they did not believe that man was created in the image of the Creator, the GOD of the universe, Maker of all things seen and unseen. Margaret Sanger, in promoting abortion -- the killing of unborn babies in the guise of "planned parenthood" -- did not believe that GOD created those millions and millions and millions of murdered babies in His image. Amalie Dietrich, "a German evolutionist, (nicknamed the 'Angel of Black Death') asked that Aborigines be shot for specimens, so their skin could be stuffed and mounted" -- obviously did not believe in the sanctity of life.

i, too, before i received GOD's precious gift of His Son, CHRIST JESUS, as my Savior -- believed the GARBAGE of EVOLUTION!!! i was fed this pernicious lie when i came to the the USofA, fresh off the boat, at 10 years old -- ignorant and a ready sponge...sopping up all the muck that was thrown at me.
BLESSED be the GOD of the Bible -- the Creator of me! -- He saved me from a heart of evil and depravity, through the shed blood of His Son, JESUS, the CHRIST. By the redeeming, atoning, substitutionary sacrifice of His life on the Cross at Calvary, i was set free...forever free to be a child of the Living GOD.

By the abiding, indwelling of the Holy SPIRIT of GOD -- gifted to me and to all who believe in CHRIST as LORD and Savior, i am no longer blind, no longer hardhearted. In CHRIST, i am a new creature, with His righteousness, His heart, His mind...that old body of death that was merlin was crucified and buried. GOD has made me new -- born again in spirit -- and today, in CHRIST alone, i am rLn. If anyone is In CHRIST, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (II Corinthians 5:17)

Only with the mind of GOD...only with the power of the Holy SPIRIT...only with the heart of CHRIST -- can the heart and soul of man be made truly righteous. Only through the Love of GOD in our wilfull hearts can we love all human beings as our own brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers. Only when we truly believe in our hearts, minds and soul that each and every person on earth -- man, woman, child...black, white, brown, yellow (or red-white-n-blue), rich or poor, Jew or Gentile, believer or non-believer, saved sinner or unsaved sinner -- is created in the very likeness and image of the Living GOD -- only then, will the killing stop!

And the killings, the murders...start in the heart. For as you think in your heart, so you are!

How is your heart? Do you have a sweet heart?
Only In CHRIST can one have a sweet heart.

5 comments:

  1. In all the photos, there's a heart...all but two were "accidents" -- if you believe in accidents, luck, or chance.

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  2. I love your posts and your artwork. Thank you for being true to Christ Jesus!

    Blessings,
    Sharon Maxwell

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  3. Thanks, Sharon, for your words of encouragement...\o/

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  4. wwwkwata.blogspot.comFebruary 16, 2010 at 8:55 AM

    Hi Rin, I have always thought that it is the mind than the heart that directs our actions, hence they usually say the power of the mind.I realise how we can pollute our minds with negative thoughts and commit negative acts so it is true that what we think is what we usually do.Thanks for ur inspiration.You should have been an artist.

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  5. Hello, Dithunya :) That's why it's so important to saturate our minds with GODly thoughts -- and what better place to gather wisdom than from His Word...the Bible. The Holy Scriptures are GOD's standard of excellence.

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