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.

The “Christian” Left’s latest pro-abortion rant

They get so unhinged when cheer leading for abortion.  It is ghoulish.  They are like the blind men of Sodom, groping for the door after they lost their sight.  I know this is long but please read it all.  Everything they wrote is not just incorrect but hypocritical (be sure to stay to the end where they bash Republicans for agreeing with part of what Ayn Rand said but don’t seem to realize that she was pro-abortion!).

Conservative “Christian” fundamentalists honestly believe in their own minds that the end to any political debate with a Christian progressive, no matter the issue, is “Oh yeah!? Well you guys advocate killing babies!” After they make that pronouncement it’s all over for them.

So they start with a straw-man argument, as usual — as if they really know the minds of believers. We don’t think our proper views on abortion ends every debate. It is merely one of countless things they get wrong. They could have said the same thing about us thinking it is “all over” when they deny the deity of Christ, or deny that Jesus is the only way to salvation, or when they mock the Bible, or when they ask Caesar to redistribute wealth and call it charity on their part, and so on.

A fetus isn’t a person. It’s a fetus. It becomes a person when it’s BORN! Dah! People don’t celebrate their Conception Day. They celebrate their BIRTHday. People don’t buy LIFE Insurance for a fetus.

And that’s the kind of pro-abortion reasoning you get from the anti-science “Christian” Left. 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.

Note how their pro-abortion reasoning supports infanticide (aka “partial-birth abortion”). What they leave out in their anti-science screed is that the fetus is a human being. Human embryo ==> human fetus ==> human baby ==> human toddler ==> etc. Same human being at different stages of development. Always made in the image of God and worthy of protection.

I’m almost embarrassed for them because of the silly examples they use to deny the personhood of the unborn. The size, level of development, location and degree of dependency do not dictate whether humans are persons.  Using their logic, since most people don’t buy life insurance for infants then it is OK to kill them, too.

Worse yet for the “Christian” Left: The laws of 2/3 our states consider the unborn persons — except when mommy is paying for the killing.

Finally, as Kathy has noted, many Asians, such as the Chinese, do count from conception (though of course that must be an estimate).  We can obviously pinpoint birth more easily, so we tend to celebrate “birth” days and not “conception” days.  The key takeaway is that the “Christian” Left uses such trivialities to sell abortions for any reason at any time.

Abortion is a made up issue that isn’t in the Bible.

Oh, the argument from silence! It wouldn’t be a pro-abortion cheer leading session without that. Using their logic, child abuse, wife-beating, gay-bashing, and more are OK because they aren’t specifically mentioned in the Bible.

But wait, it gets worse for them.  Remember, they insist that abortion is OK because of how they (mis-)interpret Numbers 5.  So they say it is in the Bible when they want to advance their pro-abortion cause but deny it is there when we note it is simply another form of murder.

This issue was created in the early 80’s as a political ploy to deceive Christians to think they had to vote republican.

Yeah, the Hippocratic Oath was written in the early 80’s as a political ploy. No, wait, that’s not right — it was written hundreds of years B.C. and said, “Nor will I give a woman a pessary to procure abortion.”

Even Planned Parenthood, part of the vast right-wing conspiracy, was anti-abortion in the 60’s (then they figured out how profitable it was).

And early church fathers and those throughout the century were strongly anti-abortion.  Here are a few quotes from early church leaders on abortion. I’m sure the pacifists quote these left and right in their pro-life efforts:

And when we say that those women who use drugs to bring on abortion commit murder, and will have to give an account to God for the abortion, on what principle should we commit murder? For it does not belong to the same person to regard the very foetus in the womb as a created being, and therefore an object of God’s care, and when it has passed into life, to kill it . . . Athenagoras of Athens, circa 180 A.D. from A Plea For The Christians

You shall love your neighbor more than your own life. You shall not slay a child by abortion. You shall not kill that which has already been generated. (Epistle of Barnabas 19.5; second century)

Do not murder a child by abortion or kill a new-born infant. (The Didache 2.2; second century catechism for young Christian converts)

It does not matter whether you take away a life that is born, or destroy one that is coming to the birth. In both instances, the destruction is murder. (Tertullian, Apology, 9.4; second century)

Those who give abortifacients for the destruction of a child conceived in the womb are murderers themselves, along with those receiving the poisons. (Basil the Great, Canons, 188.2; fourth century)

Jerome called abortion “the murder of an unborn child” (Letter to Eustochium, 22.13; fourth century).

Augustine used the same phrase, warning against the terrible crime of “the murder of an unborn child” (On Marriage, 1.17.15; fourth century).

The early church fathers Origen, Cyprian and Chrysostom likewise condemned abortion as the killing of a child.

And even the “Christian” Left new BFF, Pope Francis, leads a religious organization that has always been anti-abortion.

What shameless liars the “Christian” Left are!  They have lots of bad reasons to be pro-abortion, but their “Republicans made it up in the 80’s” lie is the worst of all.  But that’s no surprise, given that their leader is the father of lies.

A whole lot of needless human suffering has been propagated as a result of that lie.

Oh, the morbid irony of them pretending to care about human suffer when they champion this and this.  Over 3,500 human beings destroyed every day — including minorities being killed at wildly disproportional rates — and the “Christian” Left pretends to care about humanity? Indeed.

The republican platform is an Ayn Rand selfish, self-centered, renounce your neighbor ideology. It is the antithesis of everything Jesus taught. Thank God people are finally waking up to this fact as well.

What a perfectly ironic and amusing close for their screed.  Ayn Rand was pro-abortion, just like them!

With respect to her pro-abortion views, she was indeed the antithesis of everything Jesus taught — just like them.

Sure, Mozilla, I’ll get a check in the mail . . .

. . . as soon as I donate to the “Christian” Left’s latest begathon (Motto: “We only beg for money 29% of the time!  Because sharing Leftist Facebook memes is super-expensive!).

From Robert Gagnon’s Facebook page, quoting Robert George of Princeton:

Apparently Mozilla is asking for financial contributions. Please don’t give them a penny.These are the people who brought shame on themselves in the Brendan Eich affair, stigmatizing an honorable and highly accomplished man and denying him his position with the company because of his support for marriage as the conjugal union of husband and wife. Mozilla’s imposition of conformity of thought on its employees—something, by the way, Chik-fil-A and Hobby Lobby do not do—should itself be stigmatized, not rewarded. (Compare Mozilla with Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby employees are free to criticize the company’s position on the HHS mandates and even contribute money to groups working to uphold those mandates. Brendan Eich was forced out at Mozilla on account of his support for California Proposition 8, sending the clear message to other employees, “hold the moral and political opinions we want you to hold, or keep your mouth shut.”)

That is beautifully said.  The Gaystapo won’t allow any dissent.  Eich agreed with Obama (at the time) and stated what nearly every culture, ever, has said: Marriage is the union of man and a woman.  And for that, he had to be destroyed.

Make no mistake: The blind men of Sodom are still at it.  Just visit the “Christian” Left page to see how they are masquerading these days.

The schizophrenia of the “Christian” Left

This is another fallacious and malicious meme from the “Christian” Left.  Their obsession with advancing child-killing in the womb and LGBTQX perversions leads them to put out things like this — as if the Bible’s warnings from Jesus and others about false teachers were because first-century Jews weren’t killing enough babies or pushing oxymoronic “same-sex marriage.”   All they seem to think about are gays and abortion.

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This is even more despicable than usual for the “Christian” Left — and they are always kinda despicable. They are the ones who deny the divinity and exclusivity of Christ, who mock the Bible, and so much more. Oh, and the ones claiming to be tolerant and loving.

As usual, they finish the sentence: They want women to have the choice to kill their children. Sounds different, eh?

And of course we don’t hate gays. We love them enough to tell them the truth: LGBTQX behavior is physically, spiritually and emotionally destructive. They just lie and say that, just as their father taught them.

Example: If you really love people you’ll warn them that the gay lifestyle is a coin flip away from getting HIV. “Gay and bisexual men represent an estimated 2% of the U.S. population but more than half of all people living with HIV and 66% of new HIV infections. They are the only population group in the United States for which HIV infections are rising. Projections have shown that if current trends continue, half of all gay and bisexual men will be HIV-positive by age 50.”

But the “Christian” Left loves themselves more than their neighbors. Churchgoers who support “same-sex marriage” have nearly identical views to the world. It shows who their real father is.

1 John 2:15-16 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.

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.

So for the record, the “Christian” Left thinks the entire Catholic church is a wolf in sheep’s clothing (OK, we agree on part of that!), as were nearly all of their denominations until a couple years ago, as are nearly all denominations outside of the West, as are countless denominations in the West still, as was President Obama and most Democrats until a few years ago, and so on . . .

But it gets sillier.  The “Christian” Left has a bromance with their new BFF, Pope Francis, because he sometimes talks about helping the poor (and of course, they assume it is always their definition of helping them with other people’s money).  But Francis is clear about being anti-abortion and pro-real marriage.

Consistency and clear-thinking isn’t their strong suit.

The “Christian” Left gets Sodom wrong — twice!

The “Christian” Left likes to ignore passages like Jude 7 and 2 Peter 2 and pretend that the “sin of Sodom” was just being inhospitable — as if God is in the habit of obliterating two cities because of bad manners.  They cherry-pick a passage in Ezekiel that they think proves their point.  They like the first verse but ignore the “abomination” reference in the second.

Ezekiel 16:49–50 Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, excess of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy. They were haughty and did an abomination before me. So I removed them, when I saw it.

But it gets worse.  As Jude 7 notes,  not only were their sins homosexual in nature (“unnatural desire”) but the punishment represented an eternal punishment, something the “Christian” Left explicitly denies.

Jude 7 just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.

Also see 2 Peter 2:6–10:

. . .if by turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes he condemned them to extinction, making them an example of what is going to happen to the ungodly; and if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard); then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment, and especially those who indulge in the lust of defiling passion and despise authority. Bold and willful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones . . .

Once again they seem incapable of getting even the simplest concepts right.  Even when the twist scripture to prove or ignore a point, they don’t realize the logical consequences of their arguments.  I pray that when they are abusing the Bible that God removes the scales from their eyes and opens their hearts and minds to the truth of his word.

 

Why doesn’t the “Christian” Left support crisis pregnancy centers?

After all, they claim to care about women in need and that they want to reduce abortions.  These centers reduce abortions by showing women — who ironically enough thought they had no choice but abortion — that there is a better way and that help is available.  But not only do they have no centers themselves, they actively support Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry in fighting them.  Meanwhile, the number of centers funded and staffed by authentic Christians vastly outnumbers the number of for-profit abortion clinics.

First, I have to admit that I know why the “Christian” Left doesn’t volunteer at existing centers.  As a long-time volunteer, supporter and former board member of a Care Net Center, I know that we don’t allow pro-abortion people and non-Christians to be volunteers.  So the “Christian” Left would fail on both counts.

But if they were honest in wanting to help people and reduce abortions they would open their own clinics.  They would help the women in need with their time and money instead of forcing their neighbors to do so.  They would reduce abortions — especially of the minorities they claim to care about.  They would offer ultrasounds like we do with the knowledge that most women who view them choose not to have their children killed.

But they do none of that.  Why?  Because they are pro-abortion.  They use all sorts of tortured reasoning to insist that Jesus is pro-abortion.  It is demonic.

More than that, Democrats are officially pro-abortion, not pro-choice. Why? Because they want taxpayer-funded abortions, laws requiring all health care plans to cover abortions, and no restrictions on anything, including “partial-birth abortion” (aka infanticide), late term abortions, gender-selection abortions, parental notification, etc.

From their platform: “The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.”

That’s pro-abortion, not pro-choice.  And that’s why they will never open their own centers.

Exposing the “Christian” Left Facebook page

 

Why do people leave the church forever? Because they aren’t Christians.

It is notable that the moderator of the “Christian” Left Facebook page admitted on this blog that he doesn’t attend church regularly (he then twisted Matthew 18 to say that he and his wife make up the church).  So it was amusing when a found of the “Christian” Left, false teacher Mark “Jesus is not my God” Sandlin, had another fluff-piece blaming Bible-believing (read: authentic) Christians for people leaving the church.

I noted 1 John 2:19 in the comments (They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us. But they went out, that it might become plain that they all are not of us.) which got the “Christian” Left commenters to tell me how I got the verse wrong, and everyone always get verses wrong, except for them.  From part of the comments:

“Sorry, but you do not get to decide who is in “active rebellion” to God, although it seems you would like to.”

Uh, but you get to decide who gets to decide who is in active rebellion? Stop judging!

I’m just going with the word of God. 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.

“You say it is the word of God, but you are mistaken. It is the word of God, plus what YOU have decided it is saying.”

Well, duh. The same as you “Christian” Left people do. Only I can back up my claims by pointing to the original languages, the context, etc. You are the fakes who see over 100 passages claiming Jesus is the only way to salvation and conclude that He isn’t.

“That argument has gone on all throughout history spawning a Catholic church, an Orthodox church, and 10’s of thousand of Protestant denominations, and still goes on even today. “

Your argument that someone will always disagree, therefore we can’t know the truth, is foolish. Go to any “Christian” Left site, including this one, and watch how they claim to know what the Bible “really” says.

For grins, perhaps you could show me on the Interwebs you chastise them for thinking they know what the Bible says. I mean, you do use the same standard for them, right? You go up to your pastor each week and remind him that no one really knows what it says, right? Because otherwise you’d be a hypocrite.

“Are we supposed to close off our minds to new revelation, assuming we know all we need to know? No. “

Wait . . . you are adamant that we can’t know what the original word of God meant, but that we can now understand new revelations? That’s fascinating. Leopard Theology (aka Dalmatian Theology) is where people claim that the Bible is only inspired in spots and that they are inspired to spot the spots. Then there is Advanced Leopard Theology, where God is also changing spots and adding and removing spots, and, oddly enough, He is only telling theological Leftists and “Progressives.” You jumped straight to the advanced group!

“Have we ever been wrong about all it says before? Most definitely and untold suffering has been the result.”

You are right! The pro-abortion “Christian” Left has made 3,500 crushed and dismembered children each day possible because they deliberately misunderstand the Bible.

“You are bearing false witness, puffing yourself up, sowing discord, and putting yourself in the place of God. “

That’s false, but what is amusing is that you think those Bible phrases mean what you think they mean. Where did all the “we don’t know what it means!!” humility go? You didn’t even make it through your comment without a hypocritical contradiction!

“It is precisely this kind of attitude that has led to the rise of “dones”. “

Then you should stop doing it yourself.

“The rebellion, if there is one, is not against God, it’s against the falseness and hypocrisy of those places we may call church, but have little in common with the Church.”

Yeah, like people do deny the deity of Jesus — such as Mark Sandlin!