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Windows of a Soul that is Closed!

Christian Living, judging, Sin | Posted by Eddy Damas
Nov 06 2017

Young women with cell phone cameras really don’t have a clue, do they? I see so many self-photos that could have turned out really well that just fail because they either forget to look either straight at the camera which is always ON THE TOP of your phone or straight into the mirror which is directly IN FRONT of you!. Instead, the girls that make them look like they are asleep. The ideal self-portrait calls for looking straight ahead AT YOUR SUBJECT!

Here’s a clue: the first contact is ALWAYS in the eyes, which are the windows to the soul, not your body language.

Otherwise, this is only an effect of a worldly view that is basically saying “It’s all about me!” or “Look at me!”

It’s my view that any girl/woman that cries out “Look at me!!!!” or “All eyez on me!” are either into self-centeredness, or they are really not approachable by others, which is totally understood in an era where Facebook/Twitter has totally taken over human communication.

If that is the case, a cell phone portrait only amplifies that self-centeredness.

Of course, there’s the exposure factor too. In other words, Social Media is not about your inner circle of friends (Who, if you have a clue, will take your photo for you, doing away with the “I’m sleeping while I take my own photo” dilemma). Instead, you are inviting other people who tend to give you helpful tips, which are taken as direct insults and causes them to be blocked by you.

In the meantime, you are still not looking at the camera lens, but are still looking at all the comments that people tend to make, and not realizing that they are not trying to be offensive or cruel.

This is only a direct observation, and not me judging you.

Pull Up Your Darn Pants!

Christian Living, judging, Sin | Posted by Eddy Damas
Nov 03 2017

I’m not responsible for the contents of this post. Actually an old friend of mine is. But it sounds like she has a good point. Some of this is edited for Christians. I hope she doesn’t mind!

I’M SO DONE!!!
PULL YOUR DAMN PANTS UP AND QUIT FONDLING YOUR PRIVATES IN PUBLIC!! AT NO TIME SHOULD A MAN (or any adult, for that matter) HAVE HIS HANDS DOWN HIS PANTS IN PUBLIC! IF YOU ARE NOT A TWO-YEAR-OLD TRYING TO PINCH IT OFF UNTIL YOUR MAMA TAKES YOU TO THE RESTROOM, I WILL ASSUME THAT YOU ARE MASTERBATING IN PUBLIC AND I WILL CALL THE POLICE!

For more than a decade I’ve had to turn away and conceal my dislike and annoyance at what some may call a “fashion trend” where trousers are worn below the butt crack!

Well, I’ve kept my opinions and my remarks to myself in the hopes that “this too shall pass.” I can no longer keep my mouth shut, nor do I feel I should: For the second time this month I’ve had to shop along with men (term used loosely) while they tooled around the GROCERY STORE with their hands shoved down the front of their pants, anchoring support by clutching their private parts in an attempt to keep their britches up!

Now mind you–post playing “pocket pool”–the “prokaryotes” proceed to fondle the produce, meat products, dairy products, potato chips or whatever. I am totally disgusted and today I went off. After the “offender” lowered his britches to where I could see the complete outline of his family jewels in his faded, worn underwear as he cupped them with his filthy hands, I did for all those who still hope for a return of decency a favor: I told him to take his hands out of his pants.

With disbelief he looked around and then asked, “Are you talking to me?”
“Yes, I’m talking to you,” I responded.
Still not sure if I was addressing him he asked, “What did you say?”
I repeated, “Take your “$$%^$@” hands out of you pants!”
He said, “That’s none of your business!”
To which I replied, “Oh but it is! I’m tired of looking at your nakedness. It’s offensive and I’m tired of seeing it!”
Of course, everyone was looking down at their phones, at magazines–or wherever–and no one said a word.
Well, at the advice of a friend, I’m taking my environment back!! I will no longer be silent.

Just in case you didn’t hear me the first time:

PULL YOUR DAMN PANTS UP AND QUIT FONDLING YOURSELF IN PUBLIC!! AT NO TIME SHOULD A MAN (or any adult, for that matter) HAVE HIS HANDS DOWN HIS PANTS IN PUBLIC. IF YOU ARE NOT A TWO-YEAR-OLD TRYING TO HOLD YOUR WATER, I WILL ASSUME THAT YOU ARE MASTERBATING IN PUBLIC AND I WILL CALL THE POLICE!

There is a reason for closed doors and clothes, and modesty. If we have any desire to fondle ourselves in the public square, then it would be best to either not be seen in the public’s eyes. Also if you dare have your hands down your pants, fondling your family jewels, then that means that the public would be better off wearing surgical (or non-surgical) rubber gloves. Truly, if there is something wrong with your privates that you need to fondle them in public, I would be the first one to refer you to a specialist. Preferably a Psychologist!

Oh, and by the way…if I catch you even looking at my daughter (or even my wife) when you are fondling yourself, you won’t have to worry about whatever’s going on down there…or a doctor’s referral for that matter.

 

 

Jesus Whipped It!

Christian Living, Encouragement, Sin | Posted by Eddy Damas
May 15 2017

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; He told those who were selling doves, “Get these things out of here! Stop turning My Father’s house into a marketplace!” John 2:15-16

 

There’s nothing quite like an angry God, or His Son! Yahweh didn’t like sellers in His Father’s house. To put it simply: they didn’t belong there. There is no biblical reason given why…that is that this is a first in the entire Bible! This is the first time that we encounter merchandizing in God’s house! This is also the first time that we see Jesus explode with such anger. Not only does he take a whip and use it in anger against the pigeon sellers, but he also overturns their tables. I imagine the tables were close to each other.

Literally, Jesus made a mess of things! The scene was so bad, the merchants couldn’t find all their change, and nobody knew which of the many pigeons was theirs!

(I’m assuming that there were only pigeons being sold, because the verse doesn’t say anything else.)

The point is that Jesus saw something that bothered Him going on inside the church. Something wasn’t right at all.
And He called the church out on it!

Of course, the Pharisees thought they had something to say about it. After all, you know, we know, Jesus knew…that they were profiting off the merchant’s business.

Jesus got angry! He got steamed! You know when God’s Son grabs a whip…it’s not a pretty thing.

And yet the astonishing thing about the whole scene is that later on, the Pharisees use a whip on the Savior! And it tears away at the very flesh of the Lord!

Payback? Not quite. The Pharisees missed a crucial point: When Jesus uses a whip out of anger to clean His temple…it’s a righteous, lawful, cleansing act backed by love…for the Father, and for the church. When they used it, it was a self-righteous, self-served, undeserved, hiding act.

The birds being sold were part of the old system of sin offerings. You basically offered two birds for each sin that you wanted to cover. That way you were instantly covered by the way of the flesh, i.e; the work of your hands.

Jesus said “No, that’s not going to work anymore! This is a spiritual matter, and spiritual matters are not easy!”

So many of us look for an easy way out, let’s face it: we want the easy way out, and we are ready to hand over money for it: whether it be in form of CDS, DVDs, or even books. And there are people out there who will, and do, take advantage of that! It’s like the Old West Traveling Medicine Show…everything you need is all contained in one package!

BULLWHACKY!

The Bible is only one half of the answer. The second half is you! 
You only get out of the Bible as much as you put into the Bible!
So don’t look to the left,
and don’t look to the right.
Look straight ahead to The Bible!

Don’t let the Lord’s whip become your reality!

Not me Lord!

Christian Living, Encouragement, Rememberance, Sin, Thankfulness | Posted by Eddy Damas
Apr 16 2017

Peter, by the time that rooster crows twice, you will have deny me three times!”

It’s Easter…or Resurrection Day. A day that a miracle happened. A day like no other. It wasn’t enough that Christ called out Lazarus from the grave. No, that would have been just too simple. Besides, the opponent didn’t know Lazarus as well as they knew Jesus. There are no real accounts of Lazarus in the bible…other than he died and was resurrected.  We have no insights as to why he died. We only know that he was dead, and he rose again.

It’s that like Christianity is today? A lot of people, especially Christians, fill our churches on Easter Sunday. The only day out of the year where churches actually see near to capacity attendance. And for good reason: The account of Jesus’ resurrection carries with it a very strong message of hope! Let’s face it: every Christian leads a life of hardship. Some have it more extreme than others. But it’s those of us whom Jesus knows that will get the worst of the firey trials. Trials that will harden us to the point that we develop a sharp edge…an edge so fine, the Lord will use it to cut through the trail of legalized paperwork that man has set up for ourselves.

It’s not easy being Christian. Yes, there is the blessedness of life. We stumble onto Jesus either early or late, we revel in his forgiveness, in his everlasting love. Yet we are soon aware that trials are part of the program. We get knocked out of our safe zone. We get flattened like a steamroller. If we have any dross thing left over from the world we knew, it gets purged out of our system. And yes, the constant squeezing and wringing hurts. Sometimes it hurts like hell. You see, the life that Jesus beckons us to is a life of constant change.  It’s not one that says “You have arrived!” It’s one of “A little further now!” On the road to Golgotha…it was a heavy burden until the final destination…yet it wasn’t the final, final destination. There is always a little bit more to go.

And that’s what many Christians don’t understand! We must be dying on a daily, constant basis, or there can be no resurrection of hope. The old flesh has to come off, peeled off, skinned alive. If you are not feeling like you are being skinned on a daily basis, then you aren’t really living the Christian resurrection. There’s no Sunday, there’s no Friday, there is no weekend. It’s a daily grind that leaves you totally exhausted. But within Christ, there is always rest. Rest knowing that your reward is with and in Him!

For the Christian the fighting of the process of being refined is not a trivial matter. When the Spirit beckons you, you cannot shrug it off. The Truth is hard to ward off. It’s not a Easter Sunday truth, it’s a 24/7/365 constantly-on-your-back truth. It never leaves you alone, it only walks beside you, opening your eyes, taking off the blinders so you can see what is real.

Yet many are walking, and will walk in denial. There are those that do not seek Jesus, do not seek His face. Their reliance is on other people, and other things. In short, they trivialize Jesus. But Jesus, the Lord of lords, still beckons to them: ““Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” It almost sounds like a small plea, doesn’t it? Yet Jesus doesn’t exclude anyone from the sound of His voice. It crosses defined borders, races, regions, and even time itself. They heard His voice 2,000 or so years ago, and we still hear His voice today. It’s as strong as ever. What remains to do is simply open our hearts and then our minds.

I’ll tell you what…If Jesus can interrupt the enemy’s plans by rising on the third day, and by truly forgiving man’s sins, no matter what they are….then we, as a fallen creation, can rise up to meet His expectations! So let’s do this thing called repentance and obedience…now and forever!

Are You Sure?

Christian Living, judging, Sin | Posted by Eddy Damas
Jan 26 2017

When you stand before God, how will you explain your support for Abortion, when God show you all the aborted babies that you supported (via your support for the Democratic party)?

When you stand before God, how will you explain your support for leaders who have overwhelmingly shown their disdain for God?

When you stand before God, what excuse will you use for not speaking out on the things that matters the most to God?

When you stand before God, do you really think that your excuses will matter to Him? Do you think that you’re going to be able to con your way past His all-knowing judgment seat?

When you stand before God, how will you explain how you got more upset at this post, than you did at your relationship with God?

Are you SURE that you won’t hear Jesus say, “depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 23:7) ?

You better make darn sure. It will be too late once you die to find out how wrong you were.

Truth, Boldness, Damnation and a Sword!

Christian Living, Discouragement, Encouragement, judging, Sin | Posted by Eddy Damas
Nov 28 2016

I spoke the harsh truth, out of anger and love. But what did I get? Separation and finality?

We all must risk this when we are on the straight and narrow. Sometimes we do speak out of anger when we see something that our brothers are doing wrong. When I attempted to correct the brethren with nothing but the truth, I got locked out.

They may be awesome in the Lord, carrying much truth with their words. But wielding a sword carries a burden with it. Once you take the first swing with a two edge sword, the cut is often final.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe there is a place for boldness in preaching the gospel truth. I believe that fire and brimstone preaching is still needed today, but I don’t believe that calling anyone a devil, nor calling out a Christian brethren as anti-Christ is showing biblical love, or for that matter biblical truth, and I don’t believe that calling a person a devil is part of the fire and brimstone message, and never has been!

Let me allow the Bible to shed some light on what I am talking about:

“And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other; and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus; And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God. And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches.” Acts 15:39-40

Nowhere in the bible, in the midst of disagreement between the disciples, do we hear one of them calling their brother a devil. We can surely find a brother perhaps “back-sliding”, and thus becoming angry at their sin. But this is never righteous justification to call a brother a devil, nor a demon. Yes, perhaps we don’t like them going up against our beliefs, going up even against the Christian beliefs, but that is never reason enough to call someone a devil.

Choosing in our own anger to call such a brother a devil is damaging to the soul…perhaps not our own, but surely to the brethren. God always loves even the backslidden Christian, always calling out to them to draw nearer to Him.  But even the boldest Christian, who in their own anger basically curses their brethren, is in danger of hell’s fire!

Calling another Christian a devil will have the consequence of alienating them not only from you, but also poses the danger, possibly, of alienating their Christian walk. They can veer off the straight and narrow, which is already difficult enough for most Christians, and go into the twists and turns of despair and anguish, even unwanted and unnecessary depression.

How would you personally feel if a brother all of a sudden called you a devil even if you were in error? Is there grace in their message? Is the message from God? Is this what the love of God conveys, that a person in error is a devil?

We often talk about how the modern day church is too sugar-coated, but the opposite can, and always hold true:

No one wants to go into a church that condemns the soul! No one wants to be around a Christian who condemns the soul!

I’m not saying you should not rebuke a brother. A rebuke should be firm but leave room for God’s grace, and where grace abides, love abides even more! God’s grace will always end with the soul reconciled to God, this is God’s love we are talking about after all!

Am I wrong? What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear them!

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Italian priest blames earthquakes on gay unions

Christian Living, Encouragement, judging, Rememberance, Sin | Posted by Eddy Damas
Nov 05 2016

Why are his words offensive to believers though? I could never understand that reasoning. God Can Do Whatever God Want To Do, especially when Sin is present. Anything touching the topic of Homosexuality is an abomination to God. Even a man putting on a woman’s clothing is an abomination. Should God not react? I guess it’s true that many Catholics just don’t read their Bibles, even the religion’s own priests. If they did perhaps they wouldn’t make such absurd and ridiculous statements!

An Italian priest has said the recent earthquakes that have shaken the country, killing hundreds and leaving tens of thousands homeless, were “divine punishment” for gay civil unions, earning the Vatican’s wrath.

Father Giovanni Cavalcoli, a theologian known for his hardline views, made the comments on October 30, the day central Italy was struck by a 6.6-magnitude quake — the most powerful to hit the country in 36 years — according to Italian media.

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© Provided by AFP Map of Italy showing zones most at risk of earthquakes.

It was the third major quake in the same region in just over two months.

Cavalcoli said on Radio Maria that the seismic shocks were “divine punishment” for “the offence to the family and the dignity of marriage, in particular through civil unions”.

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© Provided by AFP Hundreds of buildings were destroyed after Italy was struck by a 6.6-magnitude quake — the most powerful to hit the country in 36 years — on October 30

The radio station distanced itself from his views and late Friday the Vatican issued a stinging rebuke, saying the idea of a vengeful God was “a pagan vision” dating from “the pre-Christian era”.

Archbishop Angelo Becciu, number two in the Vatican’s powerful Secretariat of State, said Cavalcoli’s comments were “offensive to believers and disgraceful for non-believers”, in remarks reported by Italian media.

Becciu asked for forgiveness from quake victims and reminded them they had the “solidarity and support” of Pope Francis.

But Cavalcoli has refused to back down, insisting to another radio station that earthquakes are indeed caused by “the sins of man” and telling the Vatican to “read their catechism”.

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© Provided by AFP New Italy quake sows terror, devastates historic buildings

Legislation allowing gay civil unions in Italy only took effect last month, making it the last country in Western Europe to legally recognise same-sex relationships.

One final thought on todays post: Many people, including Christians are under the sad impression that God swiped Sodom and Gomorrah for sins that do not include sodomy/homosexuality. This is entirely false, as it were the threat of homosexuality was the very last straw before God’s ultimate wrath that saw the end of those two great cities: Just moments before the visiting angels told Lot to flee the city, the angels blinded the men knocking at Lot’s door. This appears to be the chief reason today why many Homosexuals either deny their sin, or deny God altogether: God has blinded them!

Here are the Bible verses that the Vatican, and other people simply choose to ignore:

Hebrews 13:1-5 (King James Version)

Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Romans 1:26-28 King James Version (KJV)

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Jude 1:5-8

I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

1 Timothy 1:8-11

But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.

Mark 10:6-9

But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

1 Corinthians 7:2

Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

Romans 13:8-10

Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Leviticus 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

 

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