It has been said that Satan’s best scheme was to convince people that he doesn’t exist. And, sure, many people think that there is no devil—that “Satan” is merely an excuse, to avoid ownership of there own bad choices. And, of course, that ideology doesn’t seem to accept that bad choices could have an outside influence. But refuting a “devil-less” theology isn’t my purpose in this article.
Perhaps it’s better to say that Satan’s best scheme was to convince people that he is Jesus. That’s a two-fer-one. On the one hand, evil people who worship Satan—whether wittingly or unwittingly—can convince themselves that they worship Jesus, after all. Many leaders in high positions are prime examples—of both the witting and unwitting servants of Satan… but so are many hypocrite Christians. We’ll avoid naming names because, again, that’s not our purpose here.
On the other hand, there is another advantage for Satan if he can convince people that he is Jesus: People who love the truth, but who have only been introduced to hypocrite Christians, often hate the so-called “Jesus” that they’ve heard about. · · · →
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I’ve lived in Asia four years and my feelings about China are unconventional and mixed.
China’s international policy seems the same with defense and intellectual property: They claim rights to everything. But, Beijing Communists are not Nazi’s, as the West often perceives. Nor is Chinese Communism the same as Russian Communism.
Hitler wanted to take over the world because he worshiped Satan. Russia’s Communism placed government above God. Beijing, on the other hand, just wants respect—from other nations and from religions inside their country. But, China is still learning how to gain that respect. Maybe they’d have more respect if they settled more and disputed less. No one respects people who boast their accomplishments at every opportunity, yet always attempt to dominate neighbors. China’s no exception. They’ll learn, though, contraire to conventional Western opinion.
As for religion, China is phenomenal. Under Beijing’s Communism, China’s Christian Church grew to become the largest, fastest-growing, and healthiest in the world. · · · →
Most of my ideas about the election have already been said… most people’s ideas have already been said by someone. Romney spiked in the first debate. Biden’s a jerk and it shows like a Freudian slip. And I don’t like Moderates anywhere… not in politics, business, or the Church.
In the second presidential debate, I thought both candidates didn’t answer the first few questions head-on. Was the Secretary of Energy right, that his job is not to affect fuel prices? We still don’t know if Romney agrees… but Mitt did say a lot of good things about energy North America independence. Toward the end, Romney really had his game. We don’t have a “gun” problem, we have a “family” problem. As much as I’ve come to respect Romney over the past six months—now that he’s more real and less calculating—I was still surprised to hear someone talk about how crime originates with the family situation… on national TV! · · · →