Thoughts and Truth from the Impossible Life

Still My Spirit Lord

Still my spirit, Lord, so that You can then fill it;
Fill it with all the goodness and power and wisdom of You.
I don’t want to leave this place with just a few drops in me,
Or being a quarter full, or half full, or even “almost” full.
Still me long enough that I will receive all that I need,
That I will stay open as You pour in everything I crave,
Every ingredient to combine for the perfect beverage,
That I may go from here and pour it out to others.

I have nothing to give them, nothing to quench their thirst with,
Unless my pitcher has been filled by You first.
I know they are thirsty, and I want to slake their thirst,
But I am thirsty too, and my thirst must be quenched.
It is a thirst that cannot be satisfied in a day, or a lifetime,
For I will always and forever long and yearn to drink You in.
So I come to You today, and every day, and throughout each day.
I come to drink You in, and You nourish me.

I know I need You, and I want You with everything in me.
It’s just the sitting still that sometimes gets to me.
And as much as my heart wants it, carnality tries to pull me away.
I know I need sustenance and refreshing of spirit,
Yet sometimes I leave having had only a few sips,
When I could have drunk in cup after cup after cup.
So still me and quiet me today, and keep me here with You
Until I am complete-thirst slaked, pitcher filled, mission accomplished

December 23, 2010 Posted by | Christianity / God, Mormon Christianity | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Switzerland Responds to Letter about Missionaries

Dear Mr. Paul,

We would like to thank you very much for your email and for the advance copy of an article you consider sending to a publication in Utah. We also deeply appreciated your account of your positive experiences in Switzerland over the years and for the fondness you still seem to have for our country, despite the recent issue concerning visas for missionaries of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

This question has indeed been the subject of various meetings and phone conversations in Switzerland and Washington between high-level representatives of the Swiss Government, including former Swiss Ambassador to the US Urs Ziswiler and the Head of the Federal Office for Migration (the Swiss equivalent of the INS), and representatives of the Church of LDS. These meetings have always been conducted in a constructive atmosphere and with the goal of finding a solution that would respect the Swiss legal framework as well as meeting the interests of the Church of LDS.

As we have been informed by the Federal Office of Migration a few days ago, another meeting dedicated to finding a workable solution is planned with representatives of the Church of LDS in Switzerland for the end of January/beginning of February. We are confident that, given the cooperative spirit the two sides have maintained in this dialog so far, common ground may be found.
Please, feel free to contact us again in due course for an update on the status of this important question.

Kind regards,

Norbert Baerlocher
Counselor, LL.M.
Head Communications & Cultural Affairs
Embassy of Switzerland in the United States of America
2900 Cathedral Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20008, USA
Phone: +1 202 745 7940
Fax: +1 202 387 2564
norbert.baerlocher@eda.admin.ch
http://www.swissemb.org

December 23, 2010 Posted by | Mormon Christianity | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Surrender

The Rev. J. Alexander Clark, a Scotch missionary from Africa, told a very striking story of an African who had been mauled by a lioness and was well-nigh dead. Mr. Clark cared for his wounds, and when he got well he left. After three months he came back to Mr. Clark, and said, “You know the law of the African forest, that the redeemed belongs to the redeemer. I was dead, but I am now alive. I am yours. Here are my six wives and my children and my cattle; do with me as you will.” Are we willing to surrender all to Christ like that? The secret of our lack of power and service is just this-we do not acknowledge that we, the redeemed, belong to the Redeemer.

December 23, 2010 Posted by | Mormon Christianity, Societal / Cultural Issues, Understanding Islam | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Islamification: an Infidel Warning!

December 23, 2010 Posted by | Constitutional Issues, Politics/Government/Freedom, Societal / Cultural Issues, Understanding Islam, World Affairs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hamas Video to Kill all Christians and Jews

December 23, 2010 Posted by | Politics/Government/Freedom, Societal / Cultural Issues, Understanding Islam, World Affairs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ex-Muslim Testifies Why Islam False

Muslim woman in UK falls into the temptation of Satan (Allah), murders daughter as an Islamic sacrifice!

Preface:

“What? Oh you misunderstander of Islam, muslim hater you…why do you call Allah satan? Why do you say Quran taught that woman to murder her baby? All you are doing is inciting religious hatred towards muslims. You are a racist, fabricator, propagandist and liar. Silence…or I WILL KILL YOU”

If you are a muslim, or a non-muslim but sympathetic to muslims, reading this right now and the above questions and allegations come to your mind, then here’s my response to you: I’m not *misunderstanding or misrepresenting* Islam as I know the ins and outs of this religion since I myself was a very devout and practicing, religious and fundamentalist muslim for more than 24 years and was born into a very pious muslim family (My father performed numerous times and my maternal aunt performed Hajj last year). I’m not a muslim hater because in order to be a hater, I will have to hate my mother, father, sister, all my relatives and approximately 1.7 billion muslims of the world. How can I hate a group when I came from them?

Furthermore, how can I hate muslims and incite religious hatred towards them when my lord, god and savior Jesus Christ told me to not only love my enemies but also to bless them and turn to them the left cheek if they hit me on the right?

I’m not a racist either because even if I ever did hate muslims, it will not be racism as the word muslim doesn’t point to a race.

Allow me, dear readers, to explain to you what happened, and why I’m bothered by it and what’s the message I’m looking forward to conveying to both muslims and non-muslims living in islamic and non-islamic countries.

The Incident:

It’s about an incident that took place a few hours ago in East London, UK, an area where I’m staying at now. According to police, and as reported in Daily Mail with the headline “Mother cuts out the heart of her daughter, four, as she listens to recording of Koran in ritual killing“, a 35 year old Muslim woman, used a kitchen knife to stab her innocent 4 year old daughter to death with her heart and other organs cut out and strewn around her flat. Her heart and other organs were located in different rooms around the flat.

The horrific and unbelievable scene was discovered when her husband, a man who recently converted to Islam, arrived home to discover her muslim wife sitting on a tool in the kitchen clutching the knife and reciting verses from and listening to the *holy* book of Muhammed‘s religion Islam called Quran on an MP3 player at full volume. He immediately called 999 and paramedics rushed to the scene only to find and proclaim her dead. Another resident of that very same building, a mother in her 30s, said to the police that the murderer (follower of Muhammed) often wore a black islamic burkah covering her entire body except the eyes.

Atheists will say: “She is mentally sick. Quran got nothing to do with it as God doesn’t exist, the book doesn’t teach violence, she should be sent to a mental hospital for treatment and oh before all that, she should be taught why God doesn’t exist.”

Moderate Christians (like the pope who kissed the Quran in front of Saudi Arab king Faisal) will say: “Oh poor woman…I pray for her and the slain. May she rest in peace. Islam had nothing to do with it. Islam is a peaceful religion. Muslims are not criminals. How can they be criminals when they sell us oil at such a cheap price? If they didn’t give us oil, where else would we have found it for so cheap?”.

What really happened and Why did she do it?

Now, fasten your seat belts as I’m going to make some serious accusations about Muhammed and his so-called deity called Allah because the gravity of this particular incident has forced me to do so. These accusations and the explanation as to why my accusations are 100 percent accurate and justified might shock muslims, and in some cases the non-muslims as well. However, I by no means intend to offend anyone. I’m not talking about you. I’m talking about someone who is dead, and is not God. How can someone blaspheme a man who is dead and NOT God? And why don’t muslims kill Christians who draw Jesus’s picures (who is a muslim prophet in the Quran) yet go crazy and murder anything and everything sight when somebody draws Muhammed? I’m not your dhimmi and I will not bow down to your bullying. If you are offended, you either answer the above questions or not open your mouth at all.

Now, with all that said, let’s face the truth and ask ourselves these questions: Why did this lady do it? What made her do it? What was she thinking when she did it? What was the child’s fault? Does it have to do anything with Islam, Muhammed, Allah and Quran?

Let’s take a look at what this lady believed in. She was a muslim, and at the time of the murder she was listening to Quran. So, therefore, we can safely say she believes in Allah and his messenger Muhammed.

For the record, you can’t become a muslim unless you add “Muhammed is the messenger of Allah” after saying “there is no god but allah”. Saying the shahada without proclaiming Muhammed as the prophet will not work. For further information, ask your imam. I’m not here to teach basic knowledge.

The sinlessness of Jesus:

Now, let’s get away from the topic for a few while and learn a thing or two about Jesus. Jesus lived a sinless life. He never sinned, killed, murdered, stole, raped or did anything immoral. He was also tempted by Satan from time to time, but he never fell into his temptations. Both the Torah, New Testament and even the Quran confirm this claim. Mohammad himself confessed that Jesus alone of those born on earth was exclusively born without being touched by the devil!

Muslims admit that Jesus was sinless as their own Quran attests to that!

“Remember when a women of Imran said, ‘My Lord, I have vowed to Thee what is in my womb to be dedicated to Thy service. So do Thou accept it of me; Verily Thou alone art All-Hearing, All-Knowing.’ But when she was delivered of it, she said, ‘My Lord, I am delivered of a female,’ – and ALLAH knew best of what she was delivered and the male she desired to have was not like the female she was delivered of – ‘and I have named her Mary. and I commit her and her offspring to Thy protection from Satan, the rejected” Surah 3 verse 35-36

“He said: I am only a messenger of your Lord: That I will give you a pure boy (ghulaman zakiyyan).” Surah 19:19

Furthermore, Jesus is the only person specifically said to be blessed: “And hath made me blessed wheresoever I may be, and hath enjoined upon me prayer and almsgiving so long as I remain alive” Surah 19:31

This Arabic word for blessed (mubaarak) is only used to describe Jesus and is never used for anyone else. But it is used elsewhere to describe things that the Qur’an considers perfect. Thus the Qur’an itself is called blessed (6:93, 156), the first house of prayer is called blessed (3:96), and the olive tree that provides oil for the likeness of the light of God is called blessed (24:35), but Jesus is the only person who is blessed in this perfect way.

The ahadith record Muhammad as interpreting the preceding passage to mean that Mary and her Son were the only ones whom Satan was unable to touch:

Narrated Said bin Al-Musaiyab:
Abu Huraira said, “I heard Allah’s Apostle saying, ‘There is none born among the off-spring of Adam, but Satan touches it. A child therefore, cries loudly at the time of birth because of the touch of Satan, EXCEPT MARY AND HER CHILD.” Then Abu Huraira recited: “And I seek refuge with You for her and for her offspring from the outcast Satan” (3.36) (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 55, Number 641; see also Volume 4, Book 54, Number 506)

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: No child is born but he is pricked by the satan and he begins to weep because of the pricking of the satan EXCEPT THE SON OF MARY AND HIS MOTHER. Abu Huraira then said: You may recite if you so like (the verse):” I seek Thy protection for her and her offspring against satan the accursed” (iii. 36). This hadith has been narrated on the authority of Zuhri with the same chain of transmitters (and the words are):” The newborn child is touched by the satan (when he comes in the world) and he starts crying because of the touch of satan.” In the hadith transmitted on the authority of Shu’aib there is a slight variation of wording. (Sahih Muslim, Book 030, Number 5837)

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The satan touches every son of Adam on the day when his mother gives birth to him WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MARY AND HER SON. (Sahih Muslim, Book 030, Number 5838; see also Book 033, Number 6429)

Muhammad allegedly acknowledged that the major prophets (himself included) were sinners, with the Lord Jesus being the sole exception! This is perhaps why a Muslim like Qatadah (as reported by Al Tabari) could say:

“Jesus and his mother did not commit any of the sins which the rest of the children of Adam commit.” (Mahmoud M. Ayoub, The Quran and Its Interpreters: The House of Imran [State University of New York Press (SUNY), 1992], Volume II, p. 94)

Jesus is tempted by Satan, but read below to find out if Jesus FALLS into the temptation of Satan:

Matthew 4
1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. 6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:

He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.

7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

Now let’s get back to Muhammed:

Both the Quran and the ahadith deny that Muhammad was sinless:

Then have patience (O Muhammad). Lo! the promise of Allah is true. And ask forgiveness of thy sin, and hymn the praise of thy Lord at fall of night and in the early hours. S. 40:55

So know (O Muhammad) that there is no God save Allah, and ask forgiveness for thy sin and for believing men and believing women. Allah knoweth (both) your place of turmoil and your place of rest. S. 47:19

Lo! We have given thee (O Muhammad) a signal victory, That Allah may forgive thee of thy sin that which is past and that which is to come, and may perfect His favour unto thee, and may guide thee on a right path, S. 48:1-2

Not only that, Quran is very clear about the fact that Muhammed is capable of falling into the temptation of Satan and say an do things that Satan wants him to do. For example:

Never sent We a messenger or a prophet before thee but when He recited (the message) Satan proposed (opposition) in respect of that which he recited thereof. But Allah abolisheth that which Satan proposeth. Then Allah establisheth His revelations. Allah is Knower, Wise; Surah 22:52

This means Satan was able to interfere with Muhammad’s revelation and create some verses in praise of the idols al-Lat, al-Uzza and Manat, [see Sura 53:19-20], calling them “al-Gharaniq al-ula”, “the high birds”. He later annulled this. Details about this will soon be published in this website in the form of an entire article solely dedicated to this issue. It will contain authentic hadiths and Surahs proving the fact that Muhammed fell into the temptation of Satan several times in his lifetime.

So what am I trying to say here?

If a prophet of God is unable to protect himself from Satan even with the help of Allah and also goes on to say that all other prophets and messengers before him fell into the temptation of Satan WITH THE ONLY EXCEPTION BEING JESUS, then what does that mean?

It means two things: 1) Allah is a self-contradicting liar who revealed Surah 22:52 while forgetting that he declared Jesus sinless and untouchable by Satan in several surahs and hadiths but still calls him a prophet of him and 2) if the prophet of God can’t protect himself from Satan, then how would a normal average muslim would be able to protect himself from Satan? and last but not the least 3) Jesus is sinless, can’t be touched by satan (we have made that clear by quoting verses from bible, quran and hadith), and he who believes in Jesus will not fall into the temptation of Satan, will be truly protected by God from the spirit of Satan and will not perish but have eternal life.

Conclusion:

(If you are reading the concluding passage of this article without reading the content above, then keep your judgement to yourself)

The woman who murdered her 4 year old daughter while listening to the Quran at high volume was possessed by Satan (Allah). We now know very well that Muhammed was beaten by Satan and made to talk and do like Satan in numerous occasions in his life. If a prophet can’t save himself from Satan, how a muslim would?

We ask muslims to leave cult of death and Satan Islam immediately, ban the quran and its publications, and turn the mosques into something else. But as long as Islam exists, there will be no peace in the world.

December 23, 2010 Posted by | Christianity / God, Constitutional Issues, Politics/Government/Freedom, Societal / Cultural Issues, Understanding Islam, World Affairs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arrested for Being Christian Preachers in Dearborn

December 23, 2010 Posted by | Christianity / God, Constitutional Issues, Politics/Government/Freedom, Societal / Cultural Issues, Understanding Islam, World Affairs | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Who Can Be a Christian?

At the heart of what it means to be a Christian is justification—being right with God (see Romans 4:20-25). So, another way of asking this question is, “Who can be considered right with God?” John 1:12 says that “…as many as received Him [Jesus], to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.” In other words, not everyone is automatically a child of God simply because he or she is born.

Galatians 3:26 says that one becomes a child of God “through faith in Christ Jesus.” Notice that a person is not saved by faith. We are saved by Christ through faith in Him. It is the object of our faith, the Divine God-Man Jesus Christ, who saves us. In other words, every person who will cry out to be delivered from his sin and will trust Jesus Christ, the Lord—the Divine Messiah—alone for forgiveness will be justified. Not only will that person be right with God, he will also be a child of God.

Such full forgiveness and reception into this new family relationship produces deep allegiance to God and to His people. An observable result of this new allegiance of heart and mind is that the life of a true child of God is characterized by good works, thoughts and attitudes. Good works do not serve as any ground for one’s justification, however. As Romans 10:9 states, “…if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Good works, rather, serve as corroborating evidence that one has truly been “born again” by the Spirit of God who now dwells in the believer (see John 3:1-20; Ephesians 1:13-14).

One of Christ’s closest followers while on earth, the Apostle John, wrote these inspired words of Scripture: “And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.” (1 John 5:20)

Note well the exclusivity of the Bible’s claim. It is not a mistake, nor is it arrogance. It is, quite simply, truth. Therefore, any religion or individual who alters, adds to, or teaches a message contrary to this gospel does not speak in alignment with the true God and eternal life but is teaching damnable heresy.

What makes Christianity different?
1. It is a spiritual belief that is open to all, regardless of age, religion, sex, or economic status.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

2. It is a faith relationship with God that solves the problem of sin. In other words, deliverance from sin is not achieved by one’s personal adherence to a system of works. One is delivered from sin by receiving God’s grace in Christ. A sinner is declared to be right with God as the merits of Christ’s life, death, resurrection and ascension are applied to him through faith. Second Corinthians 5:21 says it this way: “He [God the Father] made Him who knew no sin (i.e. Jesus, God the Son) to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

Other faiths believe that salvation is based on good deeds or keeping certain laws. Christianity recognizes that “There is none righteous, not even one” (Romans 3:10).

The Bible clearly says that “He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy.” (Titus 3:5)

3. Unlike Buddha, Mohammad, and other religious leaders, Christianity accepts that its Messiah, Jesus Christ, is still alive today.

“…Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.” (Romans 8:34)

Jesus died on the cross for sinners, but was resurrected after three days. His resurrection vindicated the truthfulness of His message. He was witnessed by many who were eventually martyred for their faith. The historic truth of Christ’s life and message has stood the test of time and will ultimately triumph over all other beliefs (Revelation 21:1-8).

There are many hypocrites and counterfeits in the world. Those who claim to be Christians, but are not true Christians. And Christians can and do sin. But the general direction of a real Christian’s life is to increasingly love the things that are dear to God’s heart such as (see Acts 2:42-47) faithfully handling, believing and obeying His Word, being relationally committed to the people of His Church, worshiping Christ sincerely from the heart, and being winsome in the way one lives and shares His message of hope to the lost.

December 23, 2010 Posted by | Christianity / God | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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