Christian Resurrection: Defragmenting the Cristian Cultural Hard Drive in the 21st Century

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Society’s view of 21st Century Christianity has been corrupted by 1000’s of years of Christian and Christian Church compromise and contradiction. The process is similar to that of the fragmentation and corruption of a computer hard drive. This book explains the fragmentation and viruses in a historical narrative of events that have created this same condition in the mental hard drives of the Christian Culture. The conclusion being that this situation is self-inflicted and therefore correctable.

 

Book Summary;

Christian Resurrection is a historical narrative. It is a result of a lifetime of wonder and over five years of research into what it means to call yourself a Christian in the 21st century. It is a metaphorical comparison of the fragmentation, corruption, viruses, and partitioning that occurs on the hard drive of your everyday computer and the mental hard drive of a 21st century Christian Culture. A culture that is being ridiculed, persecuted, and finds itself questioning, justifying, and doubting its ability to access the original files of truth and faith. When this occurs, your computer becomes slow, files can be destroyed, replaced, or corrupted with false information such that the original file no longer returns the same response when it is accessed. The hard drive must be defragmented or replaced or it will eventually become useless. Christian Resurrection is a mental “defragmenting” program that will explain the fragmentation, allow you to open your original files and access the original Biblical truths. Beginning with the fall of Jerusalem it traces the philosophies, ideologies, events, and the paradigm shifts of the Christian Religion through the ever-changing cultural generations of history. The book identifies these changes and the affect each had in corrupting and fragmenting the Christian Cultural hard drive. Creating ambiguity and justification where truth and faith exists. It began as a simple and child-like faith in the existence of God, Creation, Jesus, the Resurrection, the Holy Spirit, and the infallible truth of the written word of God, the Bible. This same Christianity, in the 21st century, has become a never-ending process of justification, compromise, interpretation, false prophets, misunderstanding, adjudicated morality, ambiguity, and a falling, failing Church. Christianity today truly is an apocryphal representation of God’s intended will for all humanity. Yet, like the hard drive in your computer, I believe we can defragment, reformat, and reprogram the original files of the Gospels. Files, that when asked to process information, will return the truth, and renew our faith.

 

 

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Where’s the Fruit ~

Charlottesville, a world without God.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Where's The Fruit ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann

If the fruit of the Spirit is love,
then where is it in the church?
I see so many believers there,
who leave other’s in the lurch.

If the fruit of the Spirit is joy,
then where is it in people’s life?
I see so many believers living,
in the misery of their strife.

If the fruit of the Spirit is peace,
then why is there so much conflict?
I see so many believers who gossip,
and on other’s their venom inflict.

If the fruit of the Spirit is longsuffering,
then where is the perseverance?
I see so many believers without any,
and are nothing but an interference.

If the fruit of the Spirit is gentleness,
then where are those who are kind?
I see so many believers who only care,
about their own peace of mind.

If the fruit of the Spirit is goodness,
then where is the generosity?

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Draw you own conclusions

U.S. Census Bureau

Poverty:

  • The official poverty rate in 2015 was 13.5 percent, down 1.2 percentage points from 14.8 percent in 2014.
  • In 2015, there were 43.1 million people in poverty, 3.5 million less than in 2014.
  • The 2015 poverty rate was 1.0 percentage point higher than in 2007, the year before the most recent recession.
  • For most demographic groups, 2015 poverty rates and estimates of the number of people in poverty decreased from 2014.
  • Between 2014 and 2015, poverty rates decreased for all three major age groups. The poverty rate for children under age 18 dropped 1.4 percentage points, from 21.1 percent to 19.7 percent. Rates for people aged 18 to 64 dropped 1.1 percentage points, from 13.5 percent to 12.4 percent. Poverty rates for people aged 65 and older decreased 1.1 percentage points, from 10.0 percent to 8.8 percent

According to the APPA (American Pet Products Association), Americans spent a total of $23.04 billion on pet food, $14.39 billion on supplies/OTC medicine, $15.73 billion on vet care, $2.19 billion on live animal purchases and $5.24 billion on pet services like grooming and boarding. Total of 60.59 billion dollars for pets.

National Philanthropic Trust

Americans gave $373.25 billion in 2015. This reflects a 4.1% increase from 2014

In 2015, the majority of charitable dollars went to religion (32%) Total 138.82 billion, education (15%), human services (12%), grantmaking foundations (11%), and health (8%).

The NPD Group, Inc. (NPD; formerly National Purchase Diary)

Research Shows $15.39 Billion Spent On Video Game Content In The US In 2013, A 1 Percent Increase Over 2012.

My Bible is Like a Computer ~

Worth reading and thinking about.

My Bible is Like a Computer ~

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My Bible is like a computer,
God is the Father board
where all His personal data
is backed up, saved and stored.

When I boot up the Good Book,
there’s a full menu bar to look at
a list of His commands pop up
so with God I can have a chat.

There are plenty of applications,
that I always have access to
I paste them to my clipboard
for future studying and review.

Each verse has it own control key,
that keeps me pressing on . . .
I sort them in my soul’s hard drive
and burn them on my heart’s CD ROM.

Sometimes my memory is short,
and I can’t remember a Scripture
so I launch my anti-verse program
to debug the fuzzy picture.

When I feel like I’m freezing up,
or when I’m feeling fragmented
I search for my favorite passages
to ensure a crash is prevented.

I still have a lot of virtual memory,
to download and file all I’ve learned
so I’ll install an anti-sin protector
to insure I don’t crash or burn.

My uninterruptible power source,
has its own surge suppressor
and I count on the Holy Bible
to be my anti-Christ protector.

My Bible is like a computer,
it has a powerful control panel
the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
is all my database will handle!

~~~~~~~~~~

🙂

Copyright 2013
Deborah Ann Belka

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Saved by Andrw Gruner free photo #18906

My Bible is like a computer,
God is the Father board
where all His personal data
is backed up, saved and stored.

When I boot up the Good Book,
there’s a full menu bar to look at
a list of His commands pop up
so with God I can have a chat.

There are plenty of applications,
that I always have access to
I paste them to my clipboard
for future studying and review.

Each verse has it own control key,
that keeps me pressing on . . .
I sort them in my soul’s hard drive
and burn them on my heart’s CD ROM.

Sometimes my memory is short,
and I can’t remember a Scripture
so I launch my anti-verse program
to debug the fuzzy picture.

When I feel like I’m freezing up,
or when I’m feeling fragmented
I search for my favorite passages
to ensure a crash is…

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Optimism

CAUSE:

Cynic; a person who believes that people are motivated purely by self-interest rather than acting for honorable or unselfish reasons

EFFECT:

Pessimist; a person who believes that this world is as bad as it could be or that evil will ultimately prevail over good.

Just in case no one has perceived my intent I would like to sum it by admitting that I am a cynical pessimist. The only optimism I can see is the possibility that Christianity, practiced in its apostolic form, could change what is to what should be.

We all have choices to make and consequences to bear. God, Christianity and faith provide me with hope I cannot find elsewhere. There has to be a truth, an answer to the question, what good is a humanity that consistently fails to see opportunity that exists in a common good, a common welfare for civilization a world working together to bring peace, virtue and morality to bear.

Does it not make you wonder that in 4000 years’ humanity has accomplished so much through science and tectnolgy yet finds it impossible to be symbiotic. I believe that it remains possible to do so and that it is ultimately necessary that we find the lynchpin that will make it happen.

Christianity may not provide the answers, but the concepts laid out in the New Testament are conducive to a good beginning.

We have to start somewhere or accept our misgivings and continue done the same path to What? More of the same.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Thrill Of Trusting ~

Have a great day.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Trust in The Lord used with permission IBible Verses

Oh, the thrill of trusting God,
to meet our every need
to no longer live in fear
or follow where it may lead.

Oh, how great is the faith,
of the one who doesn’t doubt
who stands on the promise
God will figure all things out.

Oh, how great is His delight,
when we give to Him our strife
to place in our Master’s hand
complete control of our life.

Oh, how wonderful is the way,
which is paved in sound belief
Jesus is the soul’s provider
for everlasting peace and relief.

Oh, the thrill of trusting God,
in everything by prayer
to give to Him our every need
casting onto Him our daily care!

~~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:6-7
King James Version

“Therefore humble yourselves under the
mighty hand of God, that He may exalt
you in due time, casting all your care
upon Him, for He cares for you.”

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The Great Commission

Matthew 28:16-20King James Version (KJV)

16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

I really want you to read what Jesus commissioned his disciples to do. In particular notice that he never says I want you to sit here and pray for humanity, he doesn’t say that he wants them to change the world one soul at a time he says “all nations”.

Keeping that in mind why is it so many Christians believe that Jesus wants you to sit back and pray your way into a Christian community with Christian ethics. When he says, “them” how can it possibly be construed as singular.

Are Christians really so naïve that they believe a prayer, that is not followed by commitment and action, will change the world. When I pray for change, for the common good of all humanity, I pray for Jesus to lead and guide me in how and what I can do to be his disciple.

Granted I am not exactly in the front row seats of his arena of the faithful but I would like to think that I am at least in the stadium.

Please don’t get me wrong I believe in the power or prayer but sometimes I think Jesus wants me to make an effort to prepare an environment conducive to its success.

If all Christians in all nations made an effort to create an environment that provided for the development of a free and peaceful world wherein sin was unacceptable and virtue and justice were the accepted norm, then we could have the answers that we pray for.

 

 

Giving to God

Have you ever wondered why you do or don’t want to be a Christian?

It surly seems popular being that 70% over 243 million voting age Americans say it is the Religion they follow. Thousands of churches, hundreds of denominations, millions of people and yet references to the Christian faith have been banned from government, deleted from education, ridiculed by the media and persecuted by literature.

I couldn’t find much on the internet except that which I will list below as to why people follow the Christian faith.

Brings meaning to my life

Gods unending love

Forgiveness

Gods peace

God has our best interest at heart

Blessings

One thing that stands out is that all the reasons represent what God and the Christian faith give to those that choose to have faith. However, marking it on a polling form, going to church, saying a prayer now and then, donating to charity or telling someone you disagree with how Christianity is being persecuted by public opinion doesn’t make it so.

Many are Christians at home, in the church or among other Christians but how many of us are Christians in public. I don’t know about you but in my experiences walking around with a button announcing your faith and proclaiming that you are a Christian is embarrassing. It is like wearing an I support Trump button to a Democratic convention. The looks, the ridicule and the contempt of those who disagree is unending. Why?

With all the hoopla and public support for “tolerance” why are Christians considered fair game for discrimination. Some will say because Christians are hypocrites, think they are better than everyone else or ignorant of the facts of science. Others won’t be able to give a reason at all for them they are just following the anti-Christian herd created by public opinion and the media.

It would seem obvious, given the Pew numbers of the Christian population, that either our Democracy isn’t working or that the word Christian has become lost in definition and many are unclear on the concept.

Stop for a minute and imagine the possibility of a Christian majority as a political party. The average voter turnout for a presidential election runs about 60% of voting age Americans and that is divided between all the political parties on the ballot. Using the 70% from the Pew report, that would mean that 86% could have voted for a Christian candidate.

How can Christians expect God to bless American when we are unwilling to give back some of what God has given us?

God asks for so little and gives so much:

Mark 12:29-30

29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

 

Eternal Life?

John 10:28King James Version (KJV)

28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

Why would any sane human being want to live forever? I got to tell you that after just 68 years I am pretty well fed up with the world and all of its insanity. However, I cannot stop wondering what could have been had the world excepted peace, humility and the standards of a common good for all.

When Darwin proposed his theory it was “survival of the fittest” that stood out for me. More importantly is was the word “survival”. Survival: the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an accident, ordeal, or difficult circumstances, it is what humanity needs to secure the basic needs of life. Most would consider the basic needs as, Oxygen, Water, Food, Shelter and Sleep.

Here I am at 68 and that all works pretty good for my daily worries. Unfortunately, it has been determined that humanity seems to prefer companionship and of course to reproduce. Therefore, we have to expand Darwin’s theory to include the need for competition to get sex and the need for someone to have sex with, a companion. There you are a parent, you have a child and now you can get back to the basic needs.

Here is where the problem begins, in God’s Eden, Adam and Eve were set to be this enormously happy couple and then literally all Hell breaks loose. I believe Sigmund Freud explains it best, they discover their ID. “Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory of personality, the id is the personality component made up of unconscious psychic energy that works to satisfy basic urges, needs and desires. The id operates based on the pleasure principle, which demands immediate gratification of needs.” Along with the ID goes the Ego, “Where id is, there shall ego be.” (Sigmund Freud, 1933, New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis)

I think I can safely describe the 21st Century as operating under the auspices of pleasure and ego and the immediate gratification of “what I want”, just look to the credit card debt as an example.

Freud uses a term I like, Psychic Energy, and to me it follows Einstein’s theory, ““Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.” Albert Einstein

I doubt if Darwinism or Science can empirically explain psychic energy. For Christianity I would describe it as “soul” that spiritual or immaterial part of us we regard as immortal. God provided Adam and Eve with everything they needed and their souls were never intended to die but to exist eternally.

I believe that the difference lies in the fact they both decided, like all humanity, that Einstein’s theory was wrong and they could control and change Psychic Energy as they wanted.

Christians should believe that God is in charge of their Soul (Psychic Energy) and therefore can never be destroyed. If the Soul that follows God can never be destroyed, then Einstein would relate to its Eternal existence.

If you take the ego and the id out of the equation, then Adam and Eve would not have taken a bite out of the apple.

 

Humility

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

 

Humility: a modest or low view of one’s own importance; synonyms: modesty · humbleness · meekness · diffidence · unassertiveness · lack of pride · lack of vanity · servility · submissiveness.

Where in the world can you find anyone capable of humility as it is defined. We live in a time when the significance of individual desires, the power of special interests and the legislation of individual rights stand above all else.

The meek, the poor, the downtrodden and the persecuted no longer believe that God is going to help. They know that with a few protests, some well-placed media coverage and a political pundit or two they can obtain support from the tax payers and the bleeding hearts of public opinion. On the surface this seems appropriate but success and satisfaction are never achieved, and more is always demanded.

What ever happened to the words of John F. Kennedy when he said: “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.(The quote was originally cited by Gibran Khalil Gibran)

— John F. Kennedy, inauguration address, January 1961

Society has taken a one for all attitude and converted it to an all for one reality. The whole concept of united we stand together we fall has been decimated by political, social and moral special interests. The problem being that it never ends, the more you give the more will be demanded.

I truly believe that when Christians and Christian Churches can respond to Kennedy’s address in the terms of ask not what God can do for you but what you can do for God we can “heal or land”.

2 Chronicles 7:14King James Version (KJV)

14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”