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Abusive Parenting May Backfire

As said, people just love to take the Bible out of context to justify their sins like some adulteress I knew misused God's words that man should not be alone for her to cohabit with some other woman's husband who was estranged from his wife.  It's no different with parenting.  While parents should scold their children when they are wrong and should spank them, please not that there are LIMITS to everything.  
Ephesians 6:4 says, "And ye fathers provoke not your children to wrath but bring them up tot he nurture and admonition of the LORD."  Sadly, parenting that has deviated from the Biblical parenting has gone into extremes.  Throw away the paddle, the horse whip comes in.  So what has happened with parenting?  If there is the extreme of overindulging children, we also can become the opposite a dictator.  It's just like works salvation is as bad as antinomianism which opposes law. 
Don't get me wrong- I am against the idea of spanking the buttocks and d…

Come Christmas Morning... Then What Will Some Parents Answer to Their Children Who Discover Santa Claus Isn't Real?

Well I really don't expect much joy and gladness on Christmas morning as much as the idea that Jesus Christ could come again any time soon since how I long to be home with Him my Lord and Savior! For one, people as I've said have their very twisted view of Christmas. Now let's think about what some parents will soon answer when their children discover that Santa Claus isn't real, seeing that it was them who put the presents under the tree?

Although Jack T. Chick's tract "Fairy Tales" has gone over the boarder with making Harry a criminal seemingly suggesting every child who is pranked like that becomes a criminal (or will reject Christ automatically) but it does show a point on how stupid parenting is today! Well tonight is Christmas Eve and remember there is NO Santa Claus so don't even leave milk and cookies out in the open as rats and insects will just gather on them. This is something I hope will really make those parents stop that awful Santa Cl…

The Idea that Nothing Goes Wrong on the Christmas Season is Stupid!

Well it's Christmas Eve and no doubt about that, however I remembered the idea that I used to have as a child of Christmas as a magical holiday, nothing can go wrong, miracles happen. etc. but that is all so wrong very wrong.  In fact, the notion in itself is wrong, very wrong and has caused several despairs, people hating Christmas, people going crazy even to the point of suicide is because of their wrong notion about Christmas. In fact, here's what I have discovered about Christmas going wrong based on personal experiences.  In fact FORGET about that stupid film called "It's A Wonderful Life".  Be realistic about life! I can always say, "Bah, humbug!" to the notion that nothing goes wrong on Christmas!
Traffic and loads of traffic filled with inconsiderate people.  When Christmas season is here, traffic rush happens and it's very bumper to bumper to the point it gets annoying.  The reason has to be because of the Christmas shopping and people ins…

Foolishness to Expect This Christmas and New Year

Contrary to what people think that Christmas is a magical and safe time of the year, it isn't. I mean some Christian friends of mine have done some Christmas shopping to further extend help for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda by donating another batch.
Now here's what I basically observe can cause a lot of blood pressure problems on Christmas aside from overeating and eating oily foods like roasted pig and ham: Christmas shoppers can be very inconsiderate. You can check the traffic the road has, people rushing to go to the mall and wherever because they are doing some Christmas shopping. They could have done it a month ago but because a lot of people live on the system of extravagance and materialism, they can only do their shopping only when the 13th month pay arrives.You can expect public transportation sectors to be even jerkier on Christmas. Try to think about how a cab won't stop for a customer unless if it were a tourist because they can get "more bonus" or…

Remembering December 21, 2012 Last Year

I remembered all the mass hysteria of some people who believed some stupid quack predictions that December 21, 2012 was the doomsday or for some, the Rapture date.  So I was misinformed that Harold Camping died last year due to unreliable rumors online, he died THIS YEAR at 92 which was reported on Yahoo News.  If I were to throw something here, maybe the Mayan Calendar didn't end in 2012 but on December 15, 2013 which is the date of Harold Camping's death and this time verified as true.  
It should be interesting that three of his prediction dates which ALL FAILED have a 21 on them- May 21 of 2011, October 2011 of 2011 and December 21, 2012 but maybe the Mayan Calendar really ended on December 15, 2013.  So here's one thing I want to be certain... again the Lord Jesus Christ had already said it that no man can know and NOT even angels in Heaven but the Father only in Matthew 24:36 which is Jesus' own words.  That means when anybody brags to know the exact date when t…

Are We Celebrating Christmas or Clausmas?

Well it's just a week away from Christmas and there's no doubt about that but is Christ in their Christmas or it is a Christless Christmas? Most of the time I go to the streets or to the mall, there's the holiday shopping rush and most of the decorations that can be seen are well, Santa Claus. The music is mostly about Santa Claus like "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" rather than the classic Christmas carols like "Hark the Herald". Going from one place to another, I can see more Santa Claus decorations than the Nativity set, I can see more Santa Claus decorations than John 3:16 and Isaiah 7:14 banners and yet it says, "Merry Christmas." Just as what is need to be said, Santa Claus has really become the reason for the season and it's one huge big fat lie. As a child who used to believe in Santa Claus, I found myself more focused on Santa Claus than the Lord Jesus Christ which was only natural because I was still unsaved back then. I felt li…

Is It Okay for Christians to Celebrate Christmas?

This is pretty much a debate especially among Christians.  For one, there was a time I didn't want to celebrate Christmas any longer but I decided to myself, it is okay to celebrate Christmas even if the Puritans outlawed it to themselves.  Not celebrating Christmas at the basis because the date December 25 was set by Roman Catholicism and because of its origins is genetic fallacy.  The reason not to celebrate something is not because of the source but rather, the Bible is the parameter of right and wrong.  Pastor Ruben L. Lumagbas Jr. had begun his first Sunday sermon on a real Christmas message on Isaiah 7:14.
For me, it would be okay to celebrate Christmas because of the reason found in John 3:16 the Gospel center that God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son.  In Isaiah 7:14, we read that the promise of the virgin birth.  Although it's impossible for Jesus to be born on December 25 due to the fact that it would be too cold for the shepherds to gather.  Wh…

The Meeting of Israel Prime Minister and Pope Francis

News like this hardly surprise me.  After all, I was discussing the signs of the times with Pastor Ruben Lumagbas Jr. who believes that with all the signs going on, get ready Jesus is coming very soon!  With Pope Francis being from the Jesuit Order, things can get very rough and the end times are closing near.  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had a 25-minute talk with the current Unholy Father.  So the agenda were more on Israeli-Palestinian peace, later he urges the Pope to visit Israel.  This is pretty bad news for Israel- the Vatican is moving forward to grab it and unfortunately for them, this is where the Antichrist may sooner or later step in.

Christians Should Rebuke Errors With AUTHORITY!

It's so often more times than not that correction really is sharp.  Titus 1:13 which is in context of what the Christian pastor is, he must rebuke errors sharply.  When we think about it, going back to verse 11 we read that false preachers must have their mouths stopped because they subvert whole houses, teaching things that they ought out to for the sake of money.  Honestly, I see that a lot on TV.  The TBN channel in order to gain its filthy wealth has done a lot of compromise, it's full of unsaved heretics teaching the prosperity gospel, positive psychology, watered down messages and so on in order for the sake of money.  In fact, it's no wonder why Joel Osteen's books sell like hotcakes to Roman Catholics while a decent book written by sound teachers don't click with them.  It just happened so that after somebody read some of John Macarthur's book "Fool's Gold" I wasn't surprised that he tore the book like crazy and didn't care it was…

Even After Yolanda, Some Roman Catholics Still Remain in Idolatry!

While I refuse to say that when some Catholic parishes were destroyed as a sign of God's judgment because some of them were really centuries old during the earthquake (and some still stood up due to better technology) or two, not all typhoons are an act of God's judgment either.  But as said, I am really heartbroken to think about this photo from ABS-CBN News which can be found in Leyte where the storm hit the most.  
The reason why I am heartbroken is because rather than repent of their idolatry and turn to Christ for salvation, they are still trusting their idols.  That reminds me of Jeremiah 44 that the people of Judah still insisted on worshiping the Queen of Heaven even during the famine rather than turn to God. Roman Catholics would like to say, "See we have a strong faith with that picture." but dear friends, disaster hits anyone including Christians.  There is really no doubt that God has spared their lives for a reason, I hope that these people will see the…

What's Wrong with the Anti-Catholic Pseudo-Christian Cults?

Before you can dare say I cooperate with the anti-Catholic cults, truth is I don't. In fact, they are just as damnable as the Roman Catholic institution. There was a statement that, "They came out of Roman Catholicism yet it didn't come out of them." Partly true. In fact, you have to remember that the Great Whore of Revelation is also a mother. Roman Catholicism is referred to as the "Mother Church" therefore logic will dictate she does have daughters who are off-shoots of Roman Catholicism or two, there are also offshoot parody churches.
Now I would like to list some of the reasons of their non-credibility:
1.) While papal authority is rejected, they however established their own papacy.

Felix Manalo called the Pope the Antichrist but his cult made him their Pope, Joseph Smith was also the first Pope of Mormonism. While not all of them have their own version of the papacy, however some of them have a papacy of their own invention. For example, the INC sa…

Does the Pope Have the Right to Claim He's Appointed God's Office on Earth?

In due fairness, Catholics or at least in their own admission do not believe the Pope is God.  However, I believe we need to address the issue of the fact that the Pope actually claims to be appointed of God in his place is really just as erroneous as to claim Catholics teach that Mary is God.  To make that claim, he actually misquotesMatthew 16:16-18 which however even the Catholic translations point to Peter not as the Rock but to the Rock, like an engineer points a location to his customer. I would actually give the Roman Catholic sources to state what they have to state before I present my rebuttal.  This just reminds me of some foolish classmate of mine who once claimed that Jesus appointed him as king of the universe to justify his bossy behavior.  Good thing he wasn't struck down like Herod Agrippa for trying to claim the glory for himself.  Now that's what the Popes are doing- claiming Christ appointed them as His sole representative and they hold upon this earth the …