My Favourite Actor Richard Dreyfuss Talks Some Sense

I have no idea if he is a Christian, and it matters not in terms of the point of this article, but interestingly in the following interview brilliant actor Richard Dreyfuss – the man that rightly pointed out that; “fame is like a poison” – mentions that if we do not learn the 10 commandments we are doomed from the get-go. I have on this site many times said that if this simple set of ten laws or ‘rules’ – yes I’m a Christian and I said it – were known in every heart and mind on the planet and taken as sacred – all the world’s problems – and I mean ALL would disappear. It’s not going to happen, but I believe they are really that powerful. Why? Well lets look at the number one problem in the world – coveting for a start. Men covet their neighbours watch, their car, their lifestyle, their money, even their land – and the latter is what most wars are fought over.

He also says; “We are not born knowing the ten commandments” which I partly agree with – except that as we develop into being adults there does seem to be a universal understanding of these ten laws inarguably every person all over the planet. These basic laws have the power to turn naturally ungodly animalistic men and women from beasts into real men and women. The Bible alludes to God writing in the hearts of all men – at which point this happened I am not sure.

I suggest it is not legalistic to stand by and teach the laws as all Christians once used to everywhere – not for salvation – but for reproof and correction, and for the love of God and your fellow man – we see love of your fellow man in several commandments. Yes Jesus summarised these laws into two – love your neighbour as your self and love God – but these ten, decrypt the two, and tell us exactly HOW to love God and our fellow man. You simply cannot love your fellow man if you covet his wife – you cannot love your fellow man by not honouring your parents (however good or bad they are).

Let’s put the 10 commandments where they were almost universally seen before we became as self-centred as we have now become – back on our homes, our church walls, our school walls, our courtroom walls, prison walls. Enjoy this clip of someone talking sense for a change and getting to the root of all our problems – our collective lack of knowledge of the ten commandments that should be ingrained in the heart of all men and women and children – NOT for salvation but for the good of society. My thoughts of course – feel free to disagree and comment below.

Did The American Founders Steal The Land from Indians?

We hear this often recited parrot fashion by young and older folk, millennials, learned historians and others, and we all know if you say something enough times, or hear something enough times it eventually sinks into our subconscious as truth and becomes reality. But what really is the truth about this quite serious matter? If the land was stolen then of course this should be taken into account when anyone talks about walls and borders and subsidies for ancestors of people who may have once owned that land.

Well I am am not sure myself, but I came across this interesting speech on the matter. Before you watch I will say one thing that does not justify taking land from someone else but may add food for thought; that virtually all borders in the world were not drawn up with nice meetings but came about through war and conquest. I have also heard it claimed that Indians stole land from the people that owned it before them and the people before them did the same – again – I cannot verify this and we must always seek the truth and not just repeat what the likes of lay-folk like me say.

Cristiano Ronaldo; Boom or Bust?

Cristiano Ronaldo; Boom or Bust? Elvis’ smile, TinTin’s hair and Mr Incredible’s neck… help!

Christians are allowed a little fun aren’t they? Well I thought you might like to see this bit of news as it made me laugh! Im not sure what the story behind this is but Cristiano Ronaldo (is that how you spell it?) has just had a bust of him unveiled and I’m not sure if in retrospect he will think this commission a good thing or a bad thing? Oh dear… to me the bust looks more like a cross eyed hybrid of Mr Incredible, TinTin and Elvis Presley, and only a tad like the in real-life handsome soccer star! Oops.. it seems his artistic eye (presumably he eyed the artists previous work?!) is not quite not on par with his unbelievable football skills – better choose your sculptor a bit more carefully next time Cristiano!

The Cosmos is God’s Self Portrait

People that do not believe that God created the earth and human beings just for His pleasure and placed them in a beautiful cosmos, often point to the vastness of the cosmos, and the apparent smallness and insignificance of earth in relation to it, as proof that God would not make such an infinitely small pin-prick the object of his love and sacrifice, and that there must be millions of other ‘earths’ and races which means we are utterly unimportant in the universe – and to think otherwise is pure arrogance (when in reality it is not arrogance to assume God created the vast cosmos just for tiny us – it simply shows His greatness, against our smallness).

Apart from the fact that scientists now tell us that not enough time has elapsed in our cosmos for ‘evolution’ to have occurred (giving rise to multiple universe theories and others – if one theory that discounts God doesn’t work, invent another) I think this misses the whole point; if you were a vast infinite God (a God that is not infinite and outside our natural world, is no God at all), and you had created the earth and mankind as your object of desire, but wanted to somehow paint a portrait of yourself to show your beings your nature and majesty, and indeed your power in comparison to theirs (so that they might never think they don’t need you) you would create exactly what we see – the massive and incomprehensibly beautiful and power-laden cosmos, with it’s vast and almost infinite number of galaxies, with us spinning somewhere in the midst of it all on a tiny rock – totally reliant on that surrounding galaxy.

Then, the fact that God would visit this insignificant speck in the cosmos, and live and die a man’s death for the sake of us it’s inhabitants, these often mind-bogglingly small minded, and small in stature beings, shows just how great His love must be for us is.

Why Didn’t God Give us Proof of His Existence?

God is no fool – He is masterful. Most men on the other hand are fickle and want all their ducks in a row, and scientific proof of everything before they will believe something (it’s worth pointing out that the often cited need of proof in order to ‘believe’ in God is a contradiction in terms, or at best a meaningless concept) so they can be assured of salvation regardless of their deeds or actions – then forget about God and salvation and carry on in their sin. Luckily for us, He has given us salvation by a simple faith in His goodness and not of our own deeds – lest we boast. None of us would be salvageable otherwise.

God outwits dishonest men every time. He has not left His existence, or an exact formula for salvation, that people that have no love for God or truth can follow and be saved – open to proof or disproof, or dogma or doctrine as men would like – Jesus said; “I am the truth and the way.” Much as men would like to base their salvation on getting the right doctrine and/or proof. God masterfully left it to what men desire in their hearts – by FAITH we are saved. This means any adult with a heart facing God can be reformed and saved – even an innocent child with no knowledge of doctrine or dogma. Beautiful! Thank goodness or we would all be in trouble.

And we can clearly see what men want in their hearts from their attitude towards Jesus claim to be God in flesh as a sacrifice for us and his words. If we admit our need for this sacrifice we are being honest. If we don’t admit our sin, or our need for salvation, and Jesus as a perfect sacrifice as the only solution we are being dishonest not only with God but ourselves. Believing our own lies is often more dangerous than believing those of others.

But in any case, God is not daft enough to give absolute proof of His, or even Jesus existence. And we would never find absolute (scientific/physical) proof of God’s existence anyway – since we are in the natural realm and He is in the supernatural – behind a veil that the people at CERN and others are hoping to penetrate.

God has given us the proof we need – not necessarily the proof we want

But God has not left us groping. What we have actually been given is SUFFICIENT (sufficient means laking nothing) evidence of God’s existence from creation, and the truth of men’s predicament and the only possible remedy (God taking sin on Himself) from Jesus and his death. Jesus said; “no sign will be given to those who only look for signs.” Thank goodness! Can you imagine living in a world full of people who only ‘believe’ because they wanted and got indisputable proof – but did not want God – the giver of all good things. God is masterful.