“Christian” Left false teacher makes desperate attack against real Christians

Mark “Jesus is not my God” Sandlin has another extended-play straw-man argument against authentic Christians that assumes that unrestricted LGBTQX behavior is completely fine with Jesus: How the “I’m Special” Confirmation Bias Ruins the Bible (Be sure to check out the comment thread — it is getting fun already!  One thing I’ll grant to Sandlin is that he doesn’t ban people like his thin-skinned “Christian” Left site does).

The bumper sticker that says, “God loves us all, but I’m His favorite,” not only gets it wrong, but points to a much bigger problem that absolutely ruins much of what we read, (or, more precisely, interpret) from the Bible.

I’ve seen countless bumper stickers, heard hundreds and hundreds of sermons and read countless book but I’ve never heard of the ““God loves us all, but I’m His favorite” theme. Halfway through the article I couldn’t figure out why this gigantic straw-man was being set up, let alone why the “Christian” Left Facebook page was pretending that authentic Christians hold this view.

Ah, I should have known. It was just another pathetic argument rebelling against the truths of the Bible.

Did you ever wonder how an all-loving God condemns LGBTQ folks to hell? It’s the“I’m Special Confirmation Bias.”

No, it is the same reason He sends anyone else to Hell: For their rebellion against him. He just happens to use that as an example.

Romans 1:18–20 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth. For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.

Romans 1:26–27 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

There’s nothing like taking a group that the Bible is mostly disinterested in (7 or fewer verses out of more than 31,000 verse) and turning them into one of the most vile groups in the eyes of God to really build up your “I’m more special” needs without having to do anything other than be judgmental about other people.

More straw! No one light a match. This is the “Christian” Left’s fantasy world where oxymoronic “same-sex marriage” and LGBTQX behavior was the perfectly acceptable norm in the church for 2,000 years (and longer in Judaism) until those mean old Conservatives came along to ruin it! Reality check: The “Christian” Left brought this up, inspired by their father of lies, and we are merely defending the truth.

And it isn’t “just” 7 verses (how many does Sandlin need to know not to have sex with animals?!).  The Bible couldn’t be more clear. Bible-believing Christians and even two out of the three types of pro-gay people* (religious or not) can see these truths:

  • 100% of the verses addressing homosexual behavior describe it as sin in the clearest and strongest possible terms.
  • 100% of the verses referring to God’s ideal for marriage involve one man and one woman.
  • 100% of the verses referencing parenting involve moms and dads with unique roles (or at least a set of male and female parents guiding the children).
  • 0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to homosexual behavior in a positive or even benign way or even hint at the acceptability of homosexual unions of any kind. There are no exceptions for “committed” relationships.
  • 0% of 31,173 Bible verses refer to LGBT couples parenting children.

Really, really very clear.

Did you ever wonder how an all-loving, all-powerful God allows folks to spend eternity in Hell for a few years of being bad on Earth? It’s the “I’m Special Confirmation Bias.” Condemning other people never-ending, fiery torture for not living into your own interpretation of what piousness means based on a sometimes, somewhat ambiguous text will do wonders for your “I’m special” ego!

Not at all! I know about it based on the word of God — the same word that the “Christian” Left mocks and rejects. Here’s just one simple example of why you shouldn’t consider them to be Christians. The “Christian” Left doesn’t agree with the beginning of the Gospels (virgin birth, claims of divinity (John 1)).  Or the end (physical resurrection).  Or the middle (miracles, Hell, teaching against “same-sex marriage” and evolution, claims to be the only way to salvation, claims of divinity, etc.).  Yet they claim to follow Jesus. They reflexively add and take away from scripture. Wolves like Mark “Jesus is not my God” Sandlin deny things like the virgin birth, which is clearly taught in scripture, then make up things about the Magi tipping off Joseph about Herod’s plans.  One of the many verses they reject: Luke 9:26 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.  And their life (death) verse: Jude 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Oh, and anyone who actually knows the Bible realizes it is eternal torment, not torture.  Now why would Satan — er, uh, Sandlin — make a mistake like that?

Over the ages, the “I’m Special Confirmation Bias” has helped Christians justify slavery, the holocaust, segregation, subjugation of women, apartheid, the Spanish Inquisition, domestic violence, all sorts of exploitation and the list could go on and on.

Sandlin slanders real Christians the way he blasphemes God: Thoroughly and continually.

It’s a bias that is so strong, it over powers unambiguous teachings of Jesus like: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another . . .”

Wait — you mean he found a verse he liked?!  Ah, but where is this verse from?  The Gospel of John!  That’s the very book that he specifically denies as belonging in the Bible when he is busy denying the deity of Jesus.  And false teacher Chuck “Jesus is not the only way but He sure is a bigot” Currie did the same when denying that Jesus is the only way to salvation.  So why is he referring to it authoritatively when he thinks it supports his position?

We have confirmed ourselves as the keepers of all that is righteous and pious, and play God with our judgement and punishment. But we do not play the role of an all-loving God, we play the role of a God that is vengeful and wishes to see other people suffer – a God that “knows” that we are special.

Uh, who is this “we?”  The authentic Christians I know have seen the truth of the Gospel and want to share it with others.  Looks like Sandlin suffers from projection bias.

The biblical texts, read with the anchor of the teachings of Jesus, should lead us to lives that build people up, help those who are marginalized, extend love to all people, and approach all questions with humility and compassion.

You mean the biblical texts that Sandlin regularly mocks and denies?

And why does the “Christian” Left specifically exempt unborn human beings — or even those 90% out of the womb — from this love and compassion?  These Molech-worshipers insist that life begins at the first breath (as if any of the rest of their faulty theology is informed by an historical Adam!) so they support abortions for any reason at any time up until a complete delivery.  No, it is worse: They want more abortions via no restrictions and taxpayer-funding!  Tell me more about your compassion, Sandlin.

Real Christians approach God with humility and know that we have been saved by the blood of the cross and not by anything we did or could have done.  We glad share the Good News with anyone willing to listen — including LGBTQX people.  It is the “Christian” Left that denies the truth to these people who desperately need it.

Run, don’t walk, from wolves like Sanldin and the rest of the “Christian” Left.  They don’t love LGBTQX people.  If they did, they’d tell them the truth.

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* The three general types of pro-gay theology people:

1. “The Bible says homosexuality is wrong but it isn’t the word of God.” (Obviously non-Christians)

2. “The Bible says it is wrong but God changed his mind and is only telling the theological Left.” (Only about 10 things wrong with that.)

3. “The Bible is the word of God but you are just misunderstanding it” (Uh, no, not really.)

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Great news: Congress Introducing legislation to ban late-term abortions

This is a great bill and smart politics and it shows how elections matter. Even when Obama vetoes it we can use it to show how extreme he and the rest of the Left are.  They not only rabidly support late-term abortions but even infanticide (aka “partial-birth abortion”) and letting children die who survive abortions. Even most pro-choicers oppose late-term abortions, and few know how extremely liberal our policies are compared to other Leftist countries.

Via New Congress Wastes No Time Introducing Pro-life Legislation:

“We have a moral obligation to end dangerous late-term abortions in order to protect women and these precious babies from criminals like Kermit Gosnell and others who prey on the most vulnerable in our society,” Blackburn said. “The United States is one of the few remaining countries in the world that allows abortion after 20 weeks. That is why today we renew our efforts to protect the lives of babies and their mothers with the introduction of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ)96% and I have been a good team moving this legislation through the House as we continue to lead the fight to ensure the unborn are provided the same protections that all human life deserves.”

The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act passed the House of Representatives in 2013, yet progressed no further as President Obama vetoed it and the Senate refused to take it up for a vote. However, with Reid now sidelined as a result of the November midterm elections, the law has a more promising road. Should the bill pass the House, the new Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)67% has already pledged to take the bill up for a vote.

Unfortunately, there’s still that presidential veto threat hanging in the air. President Obama has made it clear that he’s no fan of the pro-life movement. In 2007, he received a 100 percent score from the Illinois Planned Parenthood Council for his pro-abortion agenda while in the Illinois state senate. Among his pro-abortion record, was the time he voted against legislation that would offer medical care to babies who survived abortion.

Getting these things in the news cycle also provides opportunities to share the scientific and moral truths about the pro-life position.  Pro-life reasoning is simple and accurate: It is a scientific fact and basic common sense (what else would two human beings produce?) that a new human being is reproduced at fertilization. Seriously, go check out any mainstream embryology textbook. I’m too pro-science to be pro-choice. Based on the settled science, it is then simple moral reasoning that it is wrong to take the life of an innocent human being without proper justification, and that is what happens during 99% of abortions.

The situations surrounding abortions are psychologically complex (pressures on the mother to abort, economic concerns, etc.) but morally simple (you don’t kill unwanted humans outside the womb for those reasons, so you shouldn’t kill them inside the womb for those reasons). Their size, level of development, location and degree of dependency are not reasons to ignore their right to life. Arguments about “bodily autonomy” ignore the body destroyed in the abortion.

In other words, it is wrong to take the life of an innocent human being without proper justification. Abortion does that. Therefore, abortion is wrong.

And of course, despite what the “Christian” Left tells you, God opposes abortions (those ghouls insist that life really begins at the first breath, so they think it is acceptable to kill the children even when they are 90% out of the mother).

Schadenfreude alert: Harvard profs upset at Obamacare fees

Apparently Gruber was right about the Left.  Here’s today’s edition of Mugged By Reality, brought to you by the “Christian” Left. It is going to get worse, Lefties!  Via Harvard bitten by the Obamacare monster that it helped spawn:

Hope that you don’t have an allergy to schadenfreude, because this is the pure stuff: ” For years, Harvard’s experts on health economics and policy have advised presidents and Congress on how to provide health benefits to the nation at a reasonable cost. But those remedies will now be applied to the Harvard faculty, and the professors are in an uproar.” Turns out that adding mandatory procedures and extra coverage costs money; so does the ‘Cadillac tax’ on high-end plans like Harvard’s. So Harvard went and passed those extra costs to policy holders – like everybody else did – and said policy holders are, well, freaking out.

Seriously: to quote Oscar Wilde’s famous witticism, you would need to have a heart of stone not to laugh at the way Harvard professors are reacting to the news that they now have deductibles and out-of-pocket limits and co-pays and all the rest of it.”

The “Christian” Left doesn’t agree with the beginning of the Gospels. Or the end. Or the middle.

The “Christian” Left doesn’t agree with the beginning of the Gospels (virgin birth, claims of divinity (John 1)).

Or the end (physical resurrection).

Or the middle (miracles, teaching against “same-sex marriage” and evolution, claims to be the only way to salvation, etc.)

Yet they claim to follow Jesus.  They reflexively add and take away from scripture.  Wolves like Mark “Jesus is not my God” Sandlin deny things like the virgin birth, which is clearly taught in scripture, then make up things about the Magi tipping off Joseph about Herod’s plans.

Run, don’t walk, from the “Christian” Left.

Here are a couple of their life (er, uh, death) verses:

Luke 9:26 For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.

 

Jude 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

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Putting an adjective in front of “Gospel” is a really bad idea.

At least that’s what Paul and the Holy Spirit said:

Galatians 1:8–10 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach to you a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again: If anyone is preaching to you a gospel contrary to the one you received, let him be accursed. For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Yes, I’m referring to “social gospel” people like the “Christian” Left and Jim “the Gospel is all about wealth redistribution” Wallis.  They deny and even mock the real Gospel so they can sell their worldly version.

How do they get away with it?  Don’t worry, it will all work out.

2 Corinthians 11:13–15 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.

Try not to enjoy this too much . . .

Read the whole delicious thing: Why atheists can’t get dates.

Schadenfreude warning: This makes some excellent points.

“There aren’t many serious atheists, mostly geeky young men:

By numbers alone, American atheists really aren’t that big of a group. According to a 2012 Pew report, atheists make up only about 2.4 percent of the population. . . .

So your social life might be limited. It gets worse.

Richard Dawkins, one of the keynote speakers, encouraged attendees to “ridicule” people’s faith. Not all atheists take this tone toward faith, but it’s a somewhat common posture, especially among some of atheism’s most vocal advocates, including Dawkins and people like PZ Myers and Bill Maher.

Think about it: They are encouraged to centre out your friends, neighbours, relatives, customers, clients, and guests for ridicule. Soon you might not have a social life at all.

Date? If you need a person in your life who alienates almost anyone who has ever cared about you, seek help. Honestly.

. . .
Based on what we have seen over the years, if you are thinking of getting involved with new atheism, especially if you are a girl, do seek help first.”

All kidding aside, pray for these rebels.  Being miserable in this life and for eternity is something we shouldn’t wish on anyone.  There is hope, joy, freedom and salvation if they will but turn to Jesus.

Do you remember in the Christmas story where the Magi tip off Joseph and Mary about Herod’s plan?

Yeah, me neither, because it isn’t in the Bible.

But don’t tell false teacher Mark “Jesus is not my God” Sandlin.

Yes, Time Magazine published “Christian” Left false teacher Mark Sandlin’s “10 things Christians shouldn’t do at Christmas” list.  If you expected legitimate theology from them then you were probably surprised at the Noah movie.  You don’t make money or get attention preaching biblical theology.  That didn’t make money 2,000 years ago and doesn’t make money today.  It is called the wide road for a reason (See Osteen, Joel and others.)

If you were a real Christian, wouldn’t you use an opportunity like that to glorify the King of Kings and Lord of Lords and your Savior, and to celebrate his entry into his creation?

Time’s editors are apparently as ignorant as Sandlin about the Bible, as they let this part about Herod and the Magi through. (Apparently they were too busy enamored with Sandlin’s “original” pronouncement that Jesus was really born on December 25.  I’m glad he pointed that out for the three people in the U.S. who didn’t know it.)

What we do know is they were foreigners and their revealing of the king’s plans to kill all newborn boys in hopes of putting an end to Jesus turned Jesus’ family into immigrants in Egypt.

Huh?  That’s not what the Bible says at all.  How could he make such a silly mistake?  Oh, because he was reading his politics-disguised-as-religion lies into it:

Matthew 2:11–16 And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way. Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.” And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called my son.” Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men.

Did this “reverend” actually read the texts he is referring to, or was he so eager to make his illegal immigrant point that he didn’t bother?  That’s rhetorical.

And why does Sandlin believe his made-up story above yet deny the virgin conception, which is explicit in the Gospel of Matthew?

And of course, the tone-deafness of the pro-abortion extremist Sandlin kept him from seeing the morbid irony saying this:

Christmas should cause Christians to recommit to confronting those who abuse power.