Posts Tagged With: Brad Snell

The cut off Messiah

01ff5b7Ray: In this post Brad and I discuss the cut off Messiah prophecy of Daniel and we discuss the Sabbath.

I went on to a long rabbit trail but the information about the Messiah I covered and our relationship to Him is important. The short answer however to Brad’s question about whether it is possible that the Antichrist is alive today is “YES it is possible”. Because all the pre-requisites for Christ’s calling the Church out of this world prior to his raining judgments on the earth have already been fulfilled. The primary one being that the Jews have once again become a Nation.

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A Radio Chat with Ray & Brad in 2010

picture-3552 Ray: We have been quiet at this blog. We hope at some point to increase our activity. I thought I would post a radio show that was aired on Blog Talk radio in 2010. Brad and I met in 2008 when I ran in the Canadian Federal Election as a candidate for the Newmarket-Aurora riding, representing the Christian Heritage Party of Canada. Brad interviewed me on a local Newmarket Radio station and on Internet radio several times over the following two years. (We have lost our archives of most of these interviews.) It was after this last radio show that Brad and I began to talk about sharing a blog site to present some of the things that we discussed on his show.

We spoke about a book which tells the truth about global warming in that program by an author named Glenn McKerron.  We hope to have Glenn on our YouTube show soon to revisit the topic of Global Warming.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/outandabouttown/2010/08/18/author-and-publisher-ray-luff-live-with-brad-snell/scrub/0

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Boy and Girl Scouts Of Britain soon to welcome Atheists

851d0e812c8bfb4572e964c1233a50c7Brad: In a recent article in Metro news Dec 5,2012 atheists could be allowed to join Britain’s Boy and Girl Scouts!

According to the article, the Scout Association plans to draft an alternative oath specially for younger people with no references to God in the new reboy girl scoutsvised oath.

As well, younger people who do not have a faith are also welcome to join in this new revised oath especially geared to them.

The Scouts have offered versions referring to God to Muslim , Hindus, and other religions, but none so far to atheists.

According to Wayne Bulpitt ,the associations chief commissioner, he wanted the memberships opinion on this new revised oath, to keep them up to date with worldly views as well as to encourage memberships.

”However throughout their 105 year history the scouts continue to evolve so they will remain relevant to communities across the United Kingdom” quoted by Wayne Bulpitt.

Mr. Bulpitt also states they are a value based movement and religion will remain a key value!

Seems to this writer, how can the Scouts still have religion as a key value of the organization, when they welcome people who actually believe in nothing of religious value?cross

One thing though Mr Bulpitt states is that he plans to keep the oath to the queen

In this writers opinion ,the Scouts seem to throw out all of there values and ethics over their 105 year history for the sake of new members, members who will disband the organization because of their belief in nothing!

01ff5b7Ray: I was a scout earlier along my journey of life. When I was, there was little evidence of true Christianity in the organization. Although we did meet in an Anglican Church. The leaders cursed, drank, smoked and were not church attenders for the most part. There was no restriction on joining as evidenced by the leaders themselves. I imagine the oath to the queen and to God were performed without belief by many. The organization was originally started by the Anglican Church and always intended for atheists and others to join but it intended to influence them by befriending them in the name of Christ. And Atheists and the like were never turned away. (The oaths of allegiance were uttered by the atheists in those days when they were less militant against the organization and society in general.)

This is the fate of many Christian formed organizations which actually had there start as an attempt to encourage Christian friendships. However many of them downplayed their purpose so much that Christ was pretty much never mentioned. The Bible calls it putting your light under a bushel. What good is it if no one sees it?

Another such organization which succumbed was the Young Mans Christian Organization (YMCA). Today it is secular. It long ago gave up on basing its code of ethics on what would be called “Godly Morals”. The same will happen to the Boy Scouts. It already has happened on occasion as evidenced by the cases of child abuse reported.

As a side note the word in Noah Websters dictionary “MORALS” at one time gave the definition “pertaining to Godliness”.  That was expunged a hundred years ago when Merriam took over the dictionary. It might interest you to know that the Websters dictionary was written as an after thought by Noah in order to accompany the Websters Bible that he laboured many years prior to produce. The Webster Bible has since  disappeared but the now corrupted dictionary remains.

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Why Does God Allow Suffering?

  • RAY: Brad and I piloted this show in the spring of 2012. Now going into the fall season we hope to pick up where we left off. This week we talked about the topic of Suffering. There is more to say about suffering. For example I find it very interesting that God who allows us to suffer also allowed His only Begotten Son to suffer as His solution to ending our “eternal suffering”. Suffering began when sin entered into the world. Therefore the Son of God had to suffer in order to remove the penalty of sin from us.

    We would like to know what you think about suffering. Let us know how you have chosen to respond to it in your life.

  • The 1986 Honda Goldwing Aspencade.

    We said on the program we would incude a clip of the Goldwng motorcycle I picked up ths summer. I took it to a show and thought I’d take some pictures there. The show was rained out but there was a great concert put on by a one man band local talent “Bob Hawkins”.

    The bike currently has 16,900 miles on it. I have a moving message sign on the back. If you think of a Bible quote I should use on it, let me know. ie “The Lords Triumph rode throughout the land.”

    Those of you that ride motorcycles: Be Safe. Some would consider that at an oxymoron statement to make of those that ride two wheels. The invitation to know Christ regards your eternal safety. I wish you that safety as well.

    For you bike enthusiasts here is a Canadian Made bike show worth watching
    http://www.bikertv.ca/bikerplayer.php?video=SEdqSg34aG8

    Categories: All Blog Entries, Goldwing Motorcycle, second death, suffering | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments

    Repentance and Forgiveness (Capital Punishment)

    RAY: This week Brad and I discussed two topics but only our second topic was recorded properly. So we have a short clip this time. We will redo the first topic which was “Why does God Allow suffering?” on a future date.

    This clip is very short but we hope it answers some questions about the topic of Repentance and Forgiveness within the framework of Justice that is required. We didn’t say it in the clip but it is precisely God’s requirement for justice and retribution that made it necessary for Him to come to earth in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ and to die on a cross in order to allow us a route for Repentance and Forgiveness.

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    Changed Lives

    RAY: One of the ways that God reveals Himself is by His written Prophetic Word which we discussed on a previous program. Another way that God reveals Himself is by the Manifestation of the Trinity Father, Son and Holy Spriit in the Christians Life.

    This week we decided to discuss this topic. Most will say that this is not proof that God exists. But if you think about it, if God does exist, does it not make sense that He would choose to reveal Himself in some way to His creation. Many say God is unknowable. Perhaps they do not Know Him but He claims that He is knowable. This week we are discussing what it is to Know God in your life.

    In our first segmant we start out with a discussion about the promotion of the Christian faith in public places. Then we devote segments 1b, 2 and 3 to the main topic “Changed Lives”.

    Segment 1a – Christians handing out tracts in Public Places
    Brad called Adam Benton Adam Bethune in this program by mistake. He mentioned that we would like to have Adam join us in a future program. Forgive us for giving your name incorrectly Adam.

    Segment 1b – Christian World view verses Secular Humanist / Evolutionary World View

    Segment 2 – Paul Smith’s testimony about His life change.

    Segment 3 – Lisette Smith’s testimony about Her life change.

    RAY: I added the following article from another blog site becasue it relates to handing out tracts and it points out that Chrsitians that do things in a Loving and joyful manner: In a manner which manifests Christ to others are able to communicate God effectively. Ones that do things in a less friendly manner do not make friends but instead make enemies. King Solomon once said that One that wishes to make a friend must show himself friendly. The New Testament says that the Joy of the Lord is our strength. Unjoyful, Bitter Christians are not of much use for our Lord or to those they wish to reach. The message of the tracts that Christians joyfully hand out however must still tell the truth. If A tract talks about heaven it must by necessity point out that there is a hell. If it talks about Light it must refer to darkness.

    4000 Tracts Quietly Seeded at Muslim Festival
    July 2012

    This year, the Arab International Festival in Dearborn, Michigan was again targeted by two types of Christians. And the news media picked up both stories. In one, Christian “protesters” charged in waving confronting signs and placards and carrying a pig’s head on a pole. The other was Tim Berends, a six-foot-tall guy wearing a warm smile and a I-(heart)-Muslims T-shirt.

    While the “protesters” were ducking rocks and bottles, Tim quietly moved through the crowds handing out Chick tracts to booth keepers and spectators alike. By the end of the 3-day festival, that attracted over 300,000 attendees, he had salted 4000 copies of the tract, Unforgiven into the hands of mostly Muslim people.

    The T-shirt, with “John 9:35-38” on the back, attracted much attention with some Muslims asking where they could get one. Tim would walk against the flow greeting people with a smile and the Arab greeting, “As-Salamu Alaykum (pronounced, aah suh laah mu aah lay kum) which means “peace be upon you” and hand them a tract. Often a family would approach and the father would ignore Tim but, behind her husband’s back, the wife would reach for the tract.

    One young lady demanded why he was there trying to cram the Bible down their throat. He replied: “I truly believe in heaven and I truly believe in hell. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t believe that Jesus said, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh to the Father but by me.’ But I love Muslims and want them to come to trust Jesus.” This “soft answer” turned away her “wrath” and she wandered off.

    The group of Christians who wore T-shirts and carried signs with scriptures immediately drew a hostile crowd. When the crowd got unruly, they requested police protection and were told there were not enough officers available. The crowd became abusive, shouting profanities and throwing rocks, bottles, and eggs. Eventually the Christians were escorted out and threatened with citations for “disorderly conduct.”

    Last year, Tim used the same quiet, unobtrusive technique to distribute 1800 tracts at the festival while the same group used confrontation and met with similar resistance. Tim demonstrated that sometimes it is better to be “wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”

    (Click here for rest of article –> http://www.chick.com/articles/tracts_quietly_seeded.asp)

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    Enough Of The Scientology Circus Already with Tom and Kate

     BRAD: Don’t we ever get enough of this celebrity circus surrounding Tom Cruise and Kate Holmes! According to this article the Scientologists are leaving the so called church because of this celebrity break up! Whoever said that Scientology was a religion anyways and its congregation were mind controlled androids?.

    Lets give the church back to preachers of the gospel who have backgrounds in theology and scholar teachings and not follow the ramblings of a  comatose ex science fiction writer!

    Canadian Yahoo.com News reports:
    The Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise split apparently has had a negative effect on the Church of Scientology, and a faction of the church is calling for members to take action and silence naysayers.

    The campaign also comes as an entire mission for the church has defected from under the leadership of David Miscavige, reports the Village Voice. Leader Dani Lemberger of Israel’s Dror Center, in Haifa, told Voice blogger Tony Ortega that his mission is one of the few that are still growing and announced that it is rejecting Miscavige’s leadership.

    It is the “first time in memory” that an entire mission has announced that it is leaving the church, Ortega said.

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/church-scientology-asks-followers-censor-comments-160104800.html

    RAY: The Bible describes a Church as a gathering of people unto the Lord Jesus Christ. There are many groups which experience a mass exodus that are not churches according to the biblical definition of a church. (Last week we were mentioning a mass exodus from the Mormon Church which also is not a true church).

    I am not particularly glad when I hear about a mass exodus  of people. However, I would be glad if I heard the people were doing so in order to join the true church of the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Jesus speaking -> Matthew 16 - 18 ...I will build My church (assembly) - SKJV
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    The Bible is proven True by Fulfilled Prophecy

    Part 1

    Part 2a

    Part 2b

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    Mormons Leaving The Church WHY?

    BRAD: According to this article a lot of Mormons are starting to leave the church in droves. Some of the reasons are gay marriages, and polygamy.

    SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – A group of about 150 Mormons quit their church in a mass resignation ceremony in Salt Lake City on Saturday in a rare display of defiance ending decades of disagreement for some over issues ranging from polygamy to gay marriage.

    Participants from Utah, Arizona, Idaho and elsewhere gathered in a public park to sign a “Declaration of Independence from Mormonism.”

    “This feels awesome,” said Alison Lucas, from West Jordan, Utah, who took part in the rally amid soaring temperatures. “I don’t know if I would have had the courage except in a group.”

    The Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is known for its culture of obedience, and the mass ceremony was a seldom-seen act of collective revolt.

    After gathering in the park, participants hiked a half-mile up nearby Ensign Peak, scaled in 1847 by church President Brigham Young to survey the spot where his Latter-day Saints would build a city.

    At the top, those gathered gave three loud shouts of “Freedom,” cheered, clapped and hugged.

    “It’s been a hard journey and this is a symbolic end,” said event organizer Zilpha Larsen, of Lehi, Utah. “I just hope that it boosts people up and helps them feel more comfortable in their decision.”

    The church bills itself as the one “true” Christian faith, and its theology promises families eternal relationships among those who remain faithful, sealing those gifts through special religious rites.

    Among the reasons cited by those resigning are the church’s political activism against gay marriage and doctrinal teachings that conflict with scientific findings or are perceived as racist or sexist.

    Others cite inconsistencies in the Mormons’ explanation of its own history, including the practice of polygamy. The church renounced plural marriage over a century ago as Utah was seeking statehood.

    (full article –> http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/01/us-usa-utah-mormons-idUSBRE86000N20120701 )

    RAY: I wonder if some are leaving because they want Polygamy and want Homosexuality as norms to follow or if it is in rejection of these practices. Mormons over the years have separated from the main LDS church in order to pursue Polygamy which was one of the original sanctioned lifestyle choices of the Mormon church when it formed in the 1800’s.

    It must be remembered that Mormons already left the true church that is described in the Holy Bible when they followed Joseph Smith and the book of Mormon which is extra-biblical.

    No matter what church whether Mormon or any other you belong to, you may not be part of the true church of God even if you regularly attend church services. The true church (body) of Christ is comprised of those who have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and who have received the pledge of their salvation.  Many have not received this pledge (called earnest in the KJV & SKJV).

    Eph 1 - 13 IN whom you also trusted, after you heard the Word of truth, 
    the gospel of your salvation: in whom also having believed, you were sealed 
    with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the earnest (gift which guarantees 
    the pledge) of our inheritance, until the redemption of the purchased 
    possession, to the praise of His glory. (SKJV)
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    Religious Doctrine Whom Do You Follow?

    BRAD: In this ever changing landscape of religious values, there is a  lot of room for interpretations of the bible.

    How many versions are there and which one do you believe you should follow with the  most accurate translation?

    We can start with the Old Testament, work our way into the New Testament, New International Version, King James Version, and a few more versions such as the New American Bible.

    The other i would like to call break off religions, such as the Jehovah Witness also have their very own New World Translation version of the Bible.

    As a matter of fact, in 1913 Baptist minister Rev. Ross of the James Street Baptist Church of Hamilton accused Watchtower founder Charles Taze Russell of preaching destructive doctrines which he did not have the credentials as a theologian or a scholar to preach to the newly formed Jehovah Witness.

    Whether it is Scientology, the Raelian movement whom believe that soon we will be visited by entities from another galaxy, the Mormons, to just name a few, people succumb to the doctrine preached by the head of their chosen religious movement.

    With religion recently getting a bad name and people not flocking to churches like they once did, as well as churches going up on the auction block, no wonder people are losing their religious values!

    We must retain our core values  in not only religion, but in humanity as well and not let ourselves drown in the quicksand of deceit, lies and propaganda!

    The way i look at it, the leaders of tomorrow and not coming from today, and it can be seen all around us.

    With lack of communication, and no personal contact with people other than smartphones and texting, the youth of today somehow to me, are not going to lead us into the future.

    Without personal contact and the ability to act independently, as well as no prior interest on what the country of Canada was based on, we are in a quagmire with our youth.

    With so much violence in the media and bombarded by pics and news of Justin Beiber, John Travolta, Brad Pitt and so on, are people really interested in religion?

    Somehow the leaders of Christianity have to develop a plan to get the masses back into the pews, and for people to start donating a small piece to the resurrection of religion once again!

    RAY: Man was made with a God given void that he must fill. Pascal is the originator of that idea and I think he is right. Man looks for a religion to follow. God provides one that leads to eternal life. Man tends toward a religion that will lead to eternal regret according to the prophet Daniel. Technically according to the Bible everyone will exist forever but the quality of existance is described as one of either eternal life or eternal regret.

    Daniel 12 - 2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall 
    awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. (KJV)

    Man is so religious that even in the attempt to deny the religion that God has laid out he makes a religion out of science when he puts his trust in Evolution and its closely related Secular Humanism beliefs. Even the  modern belief in Psychology as offering answers is a religion that people follow. Atheists are also fighting to be recognized as a religion and they evangelize aggressively. And all the various cults such as Islam, Russelism, Mormanism, Scientology are all attempts to form a religion which is in oposition to the faith that God reveals about Himself which will lead to the everlasting life spoken of by the Prophet Daniel.

    You raise a good point that there are many versions of the English Bible to choose from. There are actually over 160 English versions to choose from currently. However there is no point in discussing which Bible you should read if you don’t think you should read any version. That is where many people are at today.  In our upcomming program we should discuss why we should read the Bible in the first place and why it is a book that is true. What makes it different from every other book? I hope that we will in future programs also start to examine the quesiton of which version of the English Bible should be avoided and which ones are the ones you should be using.

    I would like to encourage our readers to speak up and let us know what they are thinking.  Please post your comments on this post as to what kinds of topics you would like to see us cover related to our theme of “Truth is what matters”.

    Categories: after life, All Blog Entries, atheism, evolution, false science, psychology, sceptics, secular humanism | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments

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