Let's reason together

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Let's reason together

Post by Status Cruo » Aug 29th, 2015, 19:49

Beloved brethren,

I'm reaching out to you this day for the purpose that you may reconsider your standing before a holy and righteous God, before the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, even before the LORD Jesus Christ our Savior, who shed his own precious blood to save our souls from an eternity of torments in hell fire.

I was a lost man for most of my worthless, miserable and exceeding depraved life. I very much "treated God like a dog", as I once read someone put it.

I was the kind of sinner that actually took pride in his sin, and mocked anyone who had the better sense to call me out on my wickedness, but if you had mentioned God to me back then, you'd have been quickly incinerated with the flames coming out of my mouth, for I couldn't even stand the idea of having to submit to something/someone under any circumstance. As far as I was concerned, I was my own god, and as a god, I made and lived by my own rules, rules which somehow ended up aligning perfectly with what's commonly known as "LaVeyan satanism". In fact, I have a tattoo bearing witness to my hopeless stupidity and rebellion.

Some of you may remember the late 80's early 90's professional wrestler "The Undertaker"; guess whose nickname that was...

I even recall one occasion when I went down to the hospital for some test, this guy sitting next to me asks me right out of the blue; "are you the Undertaker?”

That's just the way it was, and I exploited it to my advantage, as some people appeared to enjoy the company of unusual characters.

You see, I lived a monstrously indecent life of hedonism, a life of godlessness and debauchery in the midst of the heavy metal sub-culture. I banged the head to RATT, Motley Crüe and WASP, but it was El Duce and the Mentors the true object of worship at my altar of iniquity.

Sometime before I joined the forum, I'd be lurking placidly when I noticed the pseudonym "Dimebog", and my warped mind automatically, without even a second thought, linked "Dimebag Darrell" (from the heavy metal band "Pantera", bearing the name of one of the vilest blasphemies you can possibly utter against the Lord) and "Tchernobog" together. No idea about the actual etymology of the word, but that should give you more or less an idea how much I had been sucked into this junk.

But that wasn't all. Because of my background as someone who's experienced the atrocities of socialism in the flesh, I basically lived for the day I could avenge myself.

For years and years, starting many moons ago as a teenager, a second hardly went by that I did not entertain the bloody, gruesome butchering of my enemies, for I thought that only could possibly give me the ever elusive "peace" I had been longing for.

That went on for so long and had become so much a part of me, that I'd end up wasting hours upon hours a day just imagining and planning countless different scenarios of torture and massacre.

If that wasn't bad enough, I became what could best be described as "militant, obstinate, card-carrying nazi" (I already loved nazi marches, so it was a natural transition for me) hoping it would make it very clear to the world that I was no "commie bastard", for I regarded the persons of my acquaintances more highly than anything else.

To make matters worse (and to my very great shame) I counted all women in my own family acceptable for sex, and the fact that this situation did not deteriorate as it should have, I owe it entirely to the loving, restraining hand of God, which kept me from doing something that would have doubtless ruined an extra set of innocent lives.

I also became a drunkard, a pyromaniac and a whoremongerer, going as far as boasting about having sold my soul to satan (which I never did, and technically speaking, can't be done either, yet ironically, my soul did indeed belong to him), and doing drugs that didn't even exist, just to shock and entertain my little group of reprobate friends. I truly got a kick out of shocking people with extremely perverse and unapologetically offensive remarks (however, this is not saying that I support political coonrrectness in any way shape or form) which were never explicitly directed at anybody present at the time, but that I knew they'd be attentive to, and "hopefully" moved by, be it for a laugh or for disgust, depending on who I happened to be dealing with.

I remember one time when I was 9yo (not 19, 29 or 39, I mean 9yo, a fourth grader) I worse a belt pack to school, just like I did every day, but the pencil sharpener can just pleased to empty itself inside, and I was consequently compelled to clean up the mess. In the process thereof, as the shavings piled upon the floor, one of my class mates approached and said to me "What's going on?", to which I calmly replied "Nothing, just f****d Pinocchio in the "a**".

The very same year I watched my first porno, and got drunk off of...warm beer...from a lunch box's cooler...that wasn't mine...

Furthermore, my class mates would regularly come up to me and say "Draw something for me!" (I kind had an edge when it came to art, but nothing big) which I took as an occasion for drawing grim reapers and pornographic images of the teachers, even of the other kids. This started at 4th grade and came to an abrupt end 3 years later as my "pornbook" (also ridden with satanic-esoteric symbolism, as were all the back pages of virtually every notebook I owned) was greedily confiscated and never returned.

When I turned 13, I was reprimanded for drawing a nativity scene with every character on it smoking, which brings me to another story about smoking a mortified sibling out of his bedroom with burning paper so that I could beat him up for ratting on me.

We used to have pets at home, 2 dogs everybody loved, especially my mother who took very good care of them and seemed to me she counted them as adopted children. We had them since they were pups, I grew up with them and they even slept on my own bed when I was a kid. Needless to say, I absolutely adored them both. Then something snapped that I could no longer stand their presence. They were old, halting and sickly, and I started kicking them around, for I couldn't wait for them to die, and I recall whispering "See you in hell” to one of them right before he died.

Reflecting upon it, I cannot remember exactly what prompted me to do this much evil, but it's certainly one of the sins I've most bitterly regretted ("A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel" - Proverbs 12:10)

Fast forward a few springs, I was being literally consumed alive with a recalcitrant porn addiction. So bad it was that I could not focus on absolutely anything else, save for the aforementioned times when I'd let my mind go off on my enemies, in the sheer hatred, blackness and cruelty of my heart.

I then began lacerating my arms with broken glass because I thought the scars (often still bleeding) "looked cool on me".

That's typical of devil possession, as the Bible makes the case for the prophets of baal as well as for the man from the tombs:

."And they cried aloud, and cut themselves after their manner with knives and lancets, till the blood gushed out upon them" - 1 Kings 18:28
."And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones" - Mark 5:5

The porn kept getting more vile and disgusting as time went by. Remember, though, that there was no internet back then, so that was kind of a hindrance to the utmost depravity that my addiction would eventually reach, and quite frankly, I have no doubt in my mind it was already illegal somewhere (keep saying to yourself "nah, it's under control" and see how you're doing 20 years down the road).

And through all this mess. believe it or not, I thought I was a good guy. Boy I thought I had it going on! We all have this little thing, this "good thing" we believe makes us better than everybody else (or at least "not as bad"), even while living in the uttermost of ignominies. For me that was "not being a socialist lowlife", though it's obvious I shouldn't have thrown "lowlife" in there, being what I was and having done what I did, like cursing both my parents, calling one "whore" while telling the other to "go lay with a donkey" ("For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death" - Matthew 15:4) and duping one of them along with my best friend into becoming atheists.

You know what that's called? self-righteousness, and here's what God has to say about it: "But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags" - Isaiah 64:6

Truth to be told, I carefully planned and constructed 3 parallel lives: the "shock jock" reputation for my buddies, the "gentile giant" for my family (those that didn't know me well enough, of course) and the people I worked for, plus my secret, degenerate life nobody knew about, all of them exculpated (in my head) by occasional "good Samaritan" type of deeds, many great lies and smooth, deceitful talking, but in reality, I went down as nothing but a hopeless case of Matthew 23:27: "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness".

Furthermore, my complete and absolute lack of common sense and ignorance of science and scripture at the time, had prompted me to fall for the evolutionist scam, which fitted my self-absorbed, delirious, philosophical degeneracy just like a glove, and for years I sourly mocked and scoffed God and Christianity like I knew anything about either.

I was "convinced" that God didn't exist because some braindead, reprobate mouthpiece for pseudoscience would show up every now and then on TV and basically regurgitate the classic mantra "If it feels right, do it, because nothing exploded billions of years ago and here we are now, entirely by chance". I bought it because I wanted to buy it in order to justify my moral putrefaction before a dying conscience, not because that nonsense has any substance to it. But take heed again to what God has to say about it: "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good" - Psalms 14:1. To which I say, amen.

But one day, I thought came to me, something I never considered before: "What if they're wrong?” After all, they keep patching up stuff, meaning they didn't get it right the first time, meaning they're fallible, therefore reasonably unreliable.

Around the same time, another thought came to me. This one, though, was entirely political: "I deplore socialism, therefore, what good does it do me to trash about the only people who're resisting this evil thing?" From that point forward, I changed my tune, and even though I was still as lost as I could possibly be, completely destitute of the love of God (yet not of His mercy), and living the filthiest of lives, I finally ceased my obdurate quarrel against Him and self-proclaimed Christians, though I continued to notice and condemn the hypocrisy (yet not the sin, for I firmly embraced and promoted all sort of carnal sins) within the apostate "churches" and creepy plasticky mormons.

Then I embarked on a long journey to actually learn about all that junk I once recklessly counted as "science", and to properly audit the more authoritative arguments that allegedly supported it. Howbeit, I was shocked to find myself being forced to recant my former views and to accept (not without great and mournful hesitation) that most of it didn't even belong to the field of science, and the little that did, was wishful thinking at best (blind faith).

After that was settled, the only logical conclusion I could derive from the whole thing was: "Yes, there must be a creator, but who is it?" Certainly I had many to choose from, but even as I wallowed in the wickedness and unlawful desires of the flesh, I'd somehow manage to seek the truth, and I was determined to accept it regardless of the potential cost, for even as ignorant of scriptures as I had so far remained, I knew for a fact that if it just happened to be the God of Christianity (with false gods, you can get away with pretty much anything, because sin is only understood, when acknowledged at all, in the context of "being bad to others" and "self-destructive behavior", not in the context of a transgression against a Holy and righteous God, for all sin is against God regardless of who it affects, be it you, someone else or both), I'd soon be "doomed" to give up sin, that is, all I ever knew or cared about.

I looked into a lot of weird, satanic religions and TOE's before the Lord revealed himself to me, and trust me when I tell you that the last thing I wanted to be true was the God of Christianity. I'd have been ok with literally anything, but that punch I wasn't ready to take, yet I had already gone too far to just bail out of it.

Nevertheless, as soon as that stage was clear, the Lord moved me to go to the right places, read the right stuff and come to the right conclusions, and thus I developed a voracious interest for the things concerning this faith, particularly the triunity of God, the King James Bible as the final say, even the way of salvation, which wasn't immediately clear to me as everybody seemed to have a different opinion on the matter, yet I somehow didn't "feel" like reading the Bible at that point, a most interesting phenomenon (for there I was, wanting to know more about the Bible, yet still holding the Bible as something foreign to the equation, something I feared to touch) I believe is confirmed by the following Bible verse: "the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned" - 1 Corinthians 2:14.

And thus was my judgment furtherly stifled by unbelief, and the scriptures lingered sealed.

But one day it hit me like a crowbar to the teeth, as the Lord solved the puzzle right before my eyes: "You have sinned against me, you're on your way to hell and you better get right with me before it's too late, and it's getting late".

For the very first time in my life I was being convicted of the Holy Spirit.

You may be wondering, what's that all about? Was it not your trodden-down conscience uttering a death rattle after decades of decadent living? And the answer is no, for when that happened, I hadn't even thought about what I had done to others (which's no small thing), let alone what I did to myself: I was now being convicted of the fact that I had sinned against a Holy and righteous God. Completely different deal.

Right after that, the Lord didn't tarry and swiftly moved me again, this time to learn about hell and eternal punishment, yet in the midst of this, I'm still completely given over to the perverse lusts of the flesh and the pride of life.

But as God would have it, I soon began to covet other people's salvation whenever I'd hear a congregation merrily riposte "Amen!" upon being reminded of their everlasting gift of eternal life in Christ Jesus. I couldn't tell what “being saved” was like or meant, but something inside me wanted it bad. I could discern the spirit even then as a lost man, and I knew I needed what they already had and so earnestly cherished.

Then suddenly horror and despair began to take hold of me, and my heart was melted. I recognized the severity of my transgression, and understood quite well that God was giving me a last warning.

This burden weighted upon my soul for several months; day in and day out would it trouble me. Yet I, in relative ignorance of Biblical salvation (remember, I had been hearing and reading what pastors and theologians had to say about this or that, but the Bible itself I had not yet dived into), attempted to clean up my life before Him in order to gain his favor, but to no avail.

I thought I could put an end to it if I just quit sinning, but I failed miserably and actually increased both the frequency and intensity of my sinning, to the point that I completely lost control over anything I would have dared to call "life" at that point.

Then I began to be angry at God again (though without the cursing and the foul language as heretofore, given it was anger out of frustration, not anger out of hatred), this time around because he wouldn't let me "save myself", or so to speak. Surely my wicked self-righteousness had effectively dragged me back to square one.

Now give ear, brethren, because this is the most important part of the message: "How to be saved".

In order to receive salvation, you must first repent, that is, you must first come to the realization that you're an enemy of God, a worthless, death and hell-deserving sinner on his way to eternal destruction that can't save himself, and be willing to forsake your sin so to live a holy life before God, which you absolutely can't as a lost man, but the Holy Ghost shall give you power over sin once you've been saved or "born again": "Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again" - John 3:7

Bear in mind, though, that you don't deserve salvation, that you can neither merit it nor earn it, let alone buy it, and all you can do is accept it or turn it down, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast" - Ephesians 2:8-9

The reason you can't be saved without admitting to being a wicked, helpless sinner and changing your attitude towards sin (repentance), is because you won't see the need for salvation if you don't understand the fact that you're lost in the first place. "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" - 2 Peter 3:9

Important notice: Whatever sin you happen to love best, that's the one you must be willing to give up first. You can't just come to the Lord Jesus Christ and say to him, "Well, I'll give up this sin and that sin, all of them if it comes down to it, except for this one, this one I'll keep..." No siree!, don't you dare bargaining with God, and "I think I'm alright, but I'll do this just in case..." is not a good idea either.

Once that's settled (and if you're honest, that's the easy part), here's what follows, here’s what actually saves you, the gospel itself: "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation" - Romans 10:9-10

Yet it's repentance what "seals the deal" and tells God you mean business, unless you have believed in vain.

Now, how do you reach out to God? Through prayer, of course. Get down on your knees (you have no idea what that does to humble down a stiff-necked spirit), bow your head and cry out to him "Please Lord Jesus, save me!!!"

Listen folks, it's not rocket science. You don't need a protocol; you don't need a script or a bunch of platitudes. Just be honest with the Lord Jesus Christ and pour out your heart to him, and he will forgive all your sins and save you just like he promised. Not even a question about it: "All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out" - John 6:37

Alright, back to the final part of the story.

As you already know, I was so disgracefully arrogant and prideful that I did despise on that wonderful free gift of eternal life that God was graciously offering to me (what an exceeding stupid thing to do) because I wanted to earn it, not to have it thrown at me like dinner leftovers go to a dog.

Still, the Holy Ghost prevailed and I finally understood what should have been common sense for any remotely intelligent person (I speak as a brute): it's either God's way or the highway. So I hasted to quench this perverse and potentially fatal flaw called pride:

."Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall" - Proverbs 16:18
."God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble" - James 4:6

Right now you may be wondering, how exactly does God "speak" to us? Well, that's something you'd definitely have to experience for yourself to really "get it", but the one way I'd attempt to describe it goes as follows: it's not necessarily "voices in my head", "recurring thoughts", "feelings", "dreams" or "visions" as most people would suppose, it's more like an "epiphany", which's a nicer sounding way of saying "lights coming on", piecing together information beforehand acquired.

The last chapter in this journey is plagued with numerous irrational questions and fears constantly arising in my head, covering everything from "is life without sin worth living anyways?" to "what if I blow it with a botched prayer?", yet at the very end, when I could no longer bear the condemnation and the certainty of the hell awaiting to consume my already tormented soul, I kneeled down trembling before my emission-stained mattress, in my penumbrous, swastika-inverted-cross-pentagram-graffitied windowless bedroom, surrounded by cockroach-infested piles of trash, a varied assortment of piss bottles (don't ask about that) and molding computer parts from a thousand years ago overlaid with a mantle of dead skin cells and hair...and poured out my heart before the Lord Jesus Christ and begged Him for mercy, to which he punctually acceded, forgiving my innumerable transgressions, freeing my soul from months of unspeakable distress and years of regretful sorrows.

But no sooner I had done this, I began crying like a baby, and it was that type of crying you just can't quench, as if in the death of a loved one. It was by no means loud, but rather heavy and murmurous, because I finally ascertained how much evil I had done, how deplorably I treated my Lord, and how gracious he had been by rescuing this ungrateful wretch of a man from his rightfully deserved death and everlasting punishment.

My guilt and condemnation were gone, and peace and joy permeated every fiber of my being. My soul was resting at long last, and I felt like a new man altogether; I had been born again of the Spirit, glory to God!!! And from this point forward the Bible opened up to me, and I was able to take in (and abundantly profit from) it's inexhaustible riches.

Now take very good note of this and let not man rob you of your joy in Christ Jesus: once we've been born again, we can NOT lose our salvation and go to hell. We're saved by grace, not by our dead works and filthy rags of self-righteousness, meaning we don't possess the power to "preserve" something we could not have possibly earned in the first place. The blood that the Lord Jesus Christ shed for us on the cross, cleansed, and shall continually cleanse us till the day we die, thus are we eternally secure since salvation doesn't depend on anything we do or keep ourselves from doing. Howbeit, God, whose adopted children we become upon salvation, may heavily chastise us here on earth, even unto death, if we continue in our rebellion. We may also lose rewards in the millennial kingdom, and quite frankly, if the very idea of grieving the LORD God with our wicked sin won't even begin to smite our hearts (yes, God has feelings, he's not some giant lump of clay sitting in a corner; he's a living being, the Living God!), I'd double check I'm saved at all.

That very same thing happened to an acquaintance of mine, a professional drunkard, crackhead and thief that lived in deplorable conditions very similar to you servant's, except his family abandoned him, even his daughter. He sold everything in the house that pertained to her mother just to sustain his addiction, and at one time, he handed me a bunch of rather expensive surgical equipment, hoping I'd be able to sell it and divide the spoil. Anyways, years went by and I lost all contact with him. Then somebody came up to me and told me he had been born again (long before I did) and was doing well! A few months later I reckon having heard he had somewhat backslidden and gone back to some of his former vices, and not longer than a month afterwards, he died in the hospital after a car crash.

God can easily take you out prematurely if you have quit hearkening unto the Spirit to go sowing after the flesh again ("To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus" - 1 Corinthians 5:5)

Now the days following my conversion, commencing that very afternoon, were something I could not have foreseen, and I spent about 2 weeks on my knees confessing my past sins to God. Talk about baggage!

Understand, though, that I had already been forgiven and this was merely part of the healing process.

My life at that juncture was but a miserable wreck. My mind constantly overflowed with lasciviousness and all manner of damnable passions which greatly hindered my ability to have normal, undefiled dreams.

In forthright committal this I wholeheartedly entreated the Lord about, and he responded by doing something for me that can't be adequately described as anything but miraculous; as I'd begin having a filthy dream (such being the norm for me), right before it got "graphic", he woke me up and would not suffer it to go on any further, thus breaking that ever fretting bondage of the unconscious mind which manifested itself in divers ways throughout the day. Garbage in, garbage out, that's what it's about, so haunting thoughts triggered by the memories of recent dreams gradually diminished, making room for less indecorous lading.

After a while, though, a most exceptional event unfolded, a game-changer all in all; God made it so that I'd no longer be automatically awaken in the midst of a dream but rather had me quickened conscious thereof. What this did, a perverse dream would come up as usual and then, right before it'd start vexing me and luring me back into sin...bang! I was made aware of the fact that I was dreaming, and I could then choose whether to roll along with it or not. This was effectively different to what people call "lucid dreaming" today, given I was simply presented the choice to "exit the theater" or so to speak. I had no control whatsoever over anything that went on, but it was now within my power to say "well, I'm out of here, I'm having none of this", and so I'd wake up.

I believe that was God's way of saying "Son, I'm in control here, but it's time for you to do your part", and this ability I have retained up to this very day, even though I seldom ever have a use for it anymore.

Meanwhile, as a single man, this meant I had to become temporarily abstinent, and that I could not do without God's restraining hand, which I prayed and still pray for without ceasing, because the flesh is precisely the part of our being that doesn't get born again, and it's still as vile and as godless as it ever was, if not more. We may be saved and be fully partaking of the natural, God-mandated benefits of marriage, but I tell you, the flesh knows nothing but flesh, and it's going to be an uphill battle between it and the spirit till the day we leave this earth: "For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not" - Romans 7:18

As for my vengeful animosity and sanguinary contempt towards various groups and individuals, it all ceased, and that was such a relief you wouldn't believe. This stuff can wear you out, and it did me.

One of the reasons it ceased has to do with the fact that a born again Christian no longer feels entitled to reciprocity or anything good from anybody.

But please understand that Christianity's not about becoming some kind of mindless hippie fruitcake who's ok with everything. It's the manner of dealing with evil what changes, not the way we perceive it when it's evil indeed ("Ye that love the LORD, hate evil" - Psalm 97:10). As a lost man I constantly sought to take matters into my own hands, but the Lord Jesus Christ has a better way: "Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord" - Romans 12:19

When we avenge ourselves, we stir up and bring out the very worst that's in us. Only God can repay and remain holy and perfectly righteous in doing so.

This, however, is not to say that self-defense (and so the protection of our household) has been overturned: "Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one" - Luke 22:36

Even the death penalty has it's rightful place: “For if I be an offender, or have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die" - Acts 25:11, yet we're not called to hold grudges but to forgive: "But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses" - Mark 11:26

To be very honest with you, ever since I was born again, and as many as I consider my enemies for the sake of the moral statutes of the Bible that they so vehemently oppose, I'd much rather see them repent and get saved, that they may no longer be a reproach, and receive the same peace, joy and hope that the Lord has blessed me with.

There's also a Biblical separation of kindreds, a Biblical curse on one of them (which explains a lot of things) and a Biblical way of dealing with strangers, 3 of which would be considered unthinkable by the bolshevik establishment today, but this I distinguished not, thus did gross Biblical illiteracy kindle the coals of my genocidal darwinian malevolence.

My dear brethren, I could write a book just on the wonderful things the Lord has done for me (and for the people I've prayed for), or on the multitude of crimes I committed, or on the stupid things that I did in my youth, and granted some of that would be a fun (if not funny) read to the more seasoned sinner, but that's not the purpose of this brief treatise on salvation.

Neither did I write what I wrote for you to come out and say "Hey, I'm nowhere near as messed up as this scumbag (which's true) so I can't possibly need God", but rather to make it clear that If God can save a worthless piece of trash like me, He can surely save anybody.

Please understand that whatever thing I've told you, I have told you in love (yes, you cringed at that didn't you tough guy?), as a good friend gives advice to another, even if you hate it right now. Also consider that I'm not (and obviously never was) better or more righteous than any of you. I'm not trying to exalt myself above anybody here, God forbid. I'm just a dog saved by grace and that's as far as I'm going, but I'm a saved dog, the "saved" part making all the difference in the world.

I'd like nothing better than for you to repent and believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten son of God, loved you so much that he shed his own precious blood and died a horrible death on the cross at Calvary to pay for your wicked sins (so you don't have to by burning in hell forever), and that he was buried, and resurrected the third day in His glorified body, and ascended up into heaven to be at the right hand of the Father, and it doesn't matter whether you're goody two-shoes or a barbarous, devil-worshiping heathen, forasmuch as Scripture tells us that "there is no man that sinneth not" - 1 Kings 8:46, and "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God" - Romans 3:23

The finest, sweetest, most upright person you ever met, if he dies without repenting and accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal savior, that person will have his miserable carcass casted out like dung into the lake of fire to be tormented for all eternity, no second chance.

Hell is packed shut with "good people" that everybody appreciated: "whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God" - James 4:4

Remember this: a transgression against an infinite God calls for infinite punishment, so it takes an infinite sacrifice to atone for your infinite transgression and save you from infinite punishment, and that infinite sacrifice was the Lord Jesus Christ himself, God manifest in the flesh. You reject Him and you've rejected your sole way of salvation, for "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" - Acts 4:12

You may be a liar, an agnostic, a party animal, a muslim, a socialist, a drunkard, a witch, a planet parenthood nazi, an atheist, a TV junkie, a masturbator, a buddhist, a cow worshiper, a cigarette smoker, a glutton, a heavy metal freak, a "1,2,3 believe after me" impenitent, cult quota "Christian". A registered democrat, an internet pirate, a potty mouth, a murderer, a marihuana addict or a sodomite, it doesn't matter. If your sins haven't been washed away with the blood of the Lamb, God won't grant you entrance into his rest, leaving the dreaded terrors of hell alone as the recompense for your rebellious, disembodied soul.

Some people have this stupid idea that God will somehow rescue lost sinners from hell fire after they've been twitching and writhing in agonizing pain for a few minutes, and say to them "Come up here you rascal! I think you learned the lesson, please don't do it again".

HOGWASH!

The torments of hell are forever and ever and ever and ever and ever... Once you kick the bucket, it's all over with, you either go up or go down; you don't get a second shot at it.

I beg you my dear brethren, don't postpone your day of salvation. Don't shoo away the Holy Ghost when conviction comes upon you. It may be your last chance to get right with God.

Neither worship you the idol you made up in your head, the idol that doesn't judge or condemn anybody, the idol that doesn't care about sin. That's a first-class ticked to destruction.

You may think you're an honest hardworking guy trying to get by. A good guy who "hasn't killed anybody", even a "live and let live" free spirit. A nice guy who pays his taxes and just likes being around, to party and to have a good time. You know, good enough job, good enough wife, good enough friends, good enough health, good enough whatever, everything covered and going your way, no need for God right now...but beware, you may drop dead any second, and if you did right now, where do you think you're going? What are you trusting to get to heaven? What certainty do you have you won't lift up your eyes in hell?

"My heart tells me I won't be sent to hell because, while I may not be perfect, I'm not a bad person either".

Here's what God thinks of your heart: "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" - Jeremiah 17:9

And if so be that you have set in your heart to plaster this message with satanic imagery as in times past, bear in mind that I have seen it all, and that you're only doing damage to yourself, storing up wrath for the day of judgment.

Dear Bloodites. I close this, my testimony, with 2 exemplary sobering, God-approved admonitions from the second–wisest man that ever lived:

."He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy" - Proverbs 29:1
.“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man” – Ecclesiastes 12:13

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Re: Let's reason together

Post by Krypto » Aug 29th, 2015, 19:59

Cool story bro.

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Re: Let's reason together

Post by MoonStalkeR » Aug 30th, 2015, 04:27

At what age were you "born again"? And what is your current age? Could be approximated if you fear for your privacy by giving specifics.

I can understand your extreme remorse about hurting the dogs. I always found purposeless animal cruelty cringeworthy, and this reminds me of the anger I am brought from remembering a kid who tortured a frog and deliberately squashed a rhino beetle.
<Boilerplate> Thing is MoonStalkeR: You seem to be suffering from schizphernia, which the MoonStalkeR personality is your base one, Mobius is the aggressive personality, Krypto is the depressive personality, Nautalus is the pervert personality, etc

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Re: Let's reason together

Post by Status Cruo » Aug 31st, 2015, 02:42

At the right age 8)

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Re: Let's reason together

Post by Daedalus » Sep 7th, 2015, 10:31

This is an interesting and extremely brave confession and message on your part. You continue to be an intriguing agent of our cause here.

There's far too much here to cover it all at once, but first-off I'll say that it's an inspiring message in its own right. I follow this with five rapid questions. Be as thorough or as brief as you wish in their answering:

What denomination do you consider yourself?

What do you think of Christian Identity?

Does God provide one with babes?

How did you reconcile the core societal tenets of National Socialism with your degenerate behaviour? Did you adopt some warped revision of it?

And finally...

What are we reasoning on?
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Re: Let's reason together

Post by Status Cruo » Sep 8th, 2015, 11:13

Daedalus wrote:This is an interesting and extremely brave confession and message on your part
I personally subscribe to the notion that there can't be bravery where there's no peril. A Facebook profile linked to that mess up there, now that would have been brave :lol:

Anyways, I'm happy to know you didn't refrain from finishing the read, as stodgy as I think it to be.
Daedalus wrote:What denomination do you consider yourself?
I'd consider myself non-denominational, but that's not necessarily what I would classify as in a purely technical sense.

You see, what traditionally separated Baptists from virtually all the other denominations that also baptize, is the so called "believer's baptism", which's what the Bible teaches, meaning you get baptized AFTER you've been born again, not as a means of "gaining" salvation, as it's only a figure or "testimony" of your conversion to the brethren and the world. God's pleased with it, but it's not something that will affect your walk with Him if you totally can't do it for whatever reason.

The other relevant aspect of this particular denomination is the fact that they also used to have a very strong zeal for Biblical doctrine, insofar that they would split up a church after even the most insignificant of discrepancies, as opposed to Charismaniacs, Pentecoasters, Presbyterians, etc., who go to the other extreme and would doubtless welcome a treehugging, devil-possessed, abortionist dyke preaching lotto numerology from the book of shadows.

Eventually, though, the Baptist denomination as a whole apostatized into rancid secular humanism, and a small remnant of believers formed a movement commonly known as "Independent Fundamentalist Baptists", which in turn also apostatized into universalist, money-grubbing, 501c3 government watchtowers, with yet again an even smaller remnant of believers forking off into home churches that continue to adhere to Biblical (KJV) standards, refusing to give in to the spirit of the age, and this is exactly where I'm at.

It's important to understand that the Bible teaches no such thing as a "denomination", or the "Church" being a particular building under a particular hierarchical structure where believers throng to serve God.

If you've been born again, you're a "Christian" and that's your denomination, yet the "Church" is but this body of born again believers (Christians), wherever they may happen to be, gathered or scattered.

If you've come to a point in your life (and I pray it be so) where you've begun to entertain the idea of giving your life to the Lord, I'd have to strongly advise against joining any denomination afterwards.

Pretty much the entire spectrum of what calls itself "Christianity" today, is openly worshiping the devil, and you'd have a hard time locating a "church" that isn't run by a government-approved Jesuit hireling preaching the virtues of sodomy, sorcery and socialism while stirring up hatred against those "evil bible believers" who won't be part of their satanic impositions.

The government's paving the road for the system of the beast (which, as you see, will be using the existing religious infrastructure) by luring the lost world into joining these "rock n' roll social clubs" that they call "churches". which no longer preach the Bible, but promote the soul-damning, satanic gospel of "self-love", "coexist" and "I get to do anything as long as I don't hurt anybody".

As simply as I know how to put it; any Christian who observes the commandments and statutes of God, in constant prayer and supplication, confessing his sins to God and God only, studying the Bible, witnessing to the lost and diligently putting down the flesh, already has enough business going on, and that alone may be your reasonable service to the Lord. No need to join anything as you're already "in"!

Yet if you still have an honest desire to be part of organized religion (terrible, terrible idea in this day and age), take heed that you may learn how to identify a cult, because no denomination is free from cults, specially modern Baptists, which can be as wicked, as satanic and as cultic as any Catholic-monastic, Amish legalistic system where your salvation lies solely on the pattern of the tie that you wear, or the percentage of your compulsory tithing rather than the finished work of Christ on the cross at Calvary.

If you can answer "yes" to any of these very simple questions, don't even bother with the rest and run for the hills:

. Does this "church" deny the deity of Christ?
. Does this "church" teach there's an alternative way to heaven that doesn't include Christ?
. Does this "church" believe one must "earn" his own salvation?
. Does this "church" believe there's no sin?
. Does this "church" believe nobody goes to hell?
Daedalus wrote:What do you think of Christian Identity?
It's core beliefs are as real as Obaboon's unflattened, multilayered Adobe Illustrator birth certificate "scan" :lol:
Daedalus wrote:Does God provide one with babes?
Let's not forget that no particle decays in this universe that God doesn't know about; he's in control of everything. Assuming mating material rather than children, he can provide a babe to a saved man, and He normally does, but He doesn't have to, yet when He does, it may not necessarily be the babe that your flesh desires, but perchance a comely, amiable, God-fearing consort of fairness unreckoned. God knows what you legitimately need, and suffices.
Daedalus wrote:How did you reconcile the core societal tenets of National Socialism with your degenerate behavior? Did you adopt some warped revision of it?
National socialism doesn't have, and never actually had, one monolithic, utopian "way" or "view" of the world (even in Hitler's days everyone was marching their way to some degree or another), and it's factions are substantially more diverse than similar movements'. This is due to the fact that there's no "final authority" (though many later supplementary works exist and are highly regarded) other than the Mein Kampf (they conveniently leave out the leftist "workers" part of it, though) and surviving Hitler's speeches, most of which are very generic and normally not applicable today. Believe it or not, there isn't even an agreement on what it actually means to be a pure-blooded Aryan (let alone "mere" white, a less favored creature...)

Probably 8.5 out of the whole stinking 9 yards are polluted with substance abuse/traffic, fornication, adultery, incest, pedophilia, atheism, behavior modification, domestic violence, hardcore paganism, appreciation of Islam, etc. They both hate the God of the Bible, and the "better" are exactly as powerless as the worse.

To put it bluntly, what moves the Nazi isn't primarily the desire to save his race from destruction (which's indeed happening right now, and at a very alarming rate) as some people would suppose, but rather the hatred of Jews, guilty or innocent, who they blame for absolutely everything bad going on this earth. There's no accountability, no introspection, not even capacity of remorse with these people. They'd probably sacrifice their own families to the devil if that would result in one or more Jews dying. It's insanity, it's a death cult through and through: "But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death" – Proverbs 8:36

Needless to say, there was no fear of God, thus I naturally felt "home".
Daedalus wrote:What are we reasoning on?
I was hoping that would be the first paragraph of the original post. The need for lost Bloodites to repent and be born again in the Spirit of God, that they may not be condemned with this dying world.

Cheers.

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Re: Let's reason together

Post by Daedalus » Sep 25th, 2015, 17:07

Another speedy question this time.

What version of the Bible do you read? Which do you consider closest to the truth?
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Re: Let's reason together

Post by Status Cruo » Sep 26th, 2015, 10:29

I read (actually study, as we are commanded in 2 Timothy 2:15) the King James Bible or "Authorized Version", the only version that doesn't come from the corrupted Alexandrian/Vaticanus manuscripts, and the only version that isn't a Jesuit-approved, satanic mess of watered-down, wishy-washy, anthropocentric, castrated, philosophical, new age secular pile of garbage attacking the deity of Christ, the Godhead, the new birth and every doctrine dear to any true believer.

I believe the King James Version (the only Bible out there that was never claimed by a copyright, go figure) is not the closest to the truth, but the absolute truth itself; exactly (word by word) what God intended the English speaker to have (promised by God himself in Psalms 12:6-7), for a God that inspires scripture (2 Timothy 3:16) but isn't powerful enough to preserve it, is a lesser god, and that alone renders the very existence of the Bible pointless.

I derive the inerrancy and authority of the KJV from it's fulfilled prophecy, lineage and undeniable good fruit.

The most blessed and prosperous Christian nations, they all read and believed the KJV, and it became also the foundation of the great revivals and evangelical missions that turned the world upside down, but what are the fruits of textual criticism? apostasy, atheism, socialism and paganism.

God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33), yet that's exactly what all these wicked modern perVersions do by taking out and/or modifying whole verses, phrases, key words, the thee's, thou's, thy's, thine's and ye's (essential for telling who's being addressed), even going as far as making the Lord Jesus Christ a fallen creature and Satan our reward, among many other grievous blasphemies.

It all comes down to the web of trust or "who are you going to believe and for what reason?" You could easily settle for a modern version that suits and encourages your sin, or if you're serious about it, you could go to an apostate, secular seminary and come out a Bible-"correcting", knowitall atheist "scholar"...but how about letting God bless you by hiding His word in your heart, which He himself provided and preserved for us in the King James Bible, a Bible without compromises that's quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart? (Hebrews 4:12)

Surely you'll NEED a good dictionary, namely Webster's from 1828, to help you build your knowledge from the ground up as you go along (just like Ezra did with the children of the captivity) so you're able to more adequately understand and discern what you're reading.

Now consider the stark contrast between that and getting a perverted, dumbed-down, modern fido-dido Bible that's "easier to read" (which's a bare-faced lie anyways) and waking up in hell because you never believed and repented, but wasted your life doing "penance" instead, as the satanic Douay-Rheims tells you to.

I myself wrestled with issues of unbelief early on, mainly because I wanted to be as closest to the truth as possible, yet my perverse, carnal mind would often have me walk the "Well, here's something that looks like an error, that means the whole Bible is fake. Moving forward, got sin to do" way upon picking up a random passage completely out of context, and assuming unknown words in it to mean something I didn't even care about...

You keep being double-minded about God's word, you'll never grow in Him, and eventually dry up spiritually like a chicken carcass laid down unwrapped in a freezer.

Please watch this excellent documentary on the Vatican's paw in modern Bible translations, courtesy of Pastor Greg Miller.

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Webster's Dictionary (1928)

Study it, believe it, preach it, and you will not fall into the snares of the devil :)

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Re: Let's reason together

Post by Umnir » Sep 29th, 2015, 22:14

What the fuck is going on?
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Re: Let's reason together

Post by Daedalus » Sep 30th, 2015, 16:22

The short version is that Status Cruo is trying to spread his faith after making a very lengthy confession regarding living a life filled with vice.

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By sheer coincidence, I've been feeling the urge to have another read through the Good Book™ of late and this was the reason for my asking as to which was the right one to go for. You've confirmed what I thought and I'll be sure to post here regarding any passages which capture my interest, Status Cruo.
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Re: Let's reason together

Post by Status Cruo » Oct 1st, 2015, 13:15

Daedalus wrote:By sheer coincidence, I've been feeling the urge to have another read through the Good Book™ of late and this was the reason for my asking as to which was the right one to go for. You've confirmed what I thought and I'll be sure to post here regarding any passages which capture my interest, Status Cruo.
As I'm going through some evil things in my life, and as the situation quickly deteriorates, I also understand from reading the Bible that we're to be tried in tribulation, and that we're also expected to be chastened if we backslide (it may, however, take a Christian some time to develop enough spiritual discernment to tell one from the other), but the whole of the matter is, and as the book of Job very explicitly lays it out for us, that affliction will fall upon them who love God as much (if not more) as it will on His enemies, and that it is His righteous will for a particular purpose, whether we appreciate it in due season or not.

All that considered, I pondered heavily on my situation and couldn't really figure out if God was really "OK" with me asking for mercy and praying that he would take some of that burden from off my back.

Knowing that it was his will, why then should this dead dog rebel against God and attempt to quench His judgment?

Now here's what he did: He showed me Psalm 119:75-76 and that settled it once and for all; the Lord God is a good, loving, longsuffering, and incomprehensibly merciful God who's neither "angered" nor "offended" when we ask Him to have pity on our souls, even when He Himself has determined our affliction (and for the record, he hearkened unto me, though he didn't have to)

I don't know how many times I had gone through the Psalms while reading the Bible cover to cover (as I happened to be), or even as an isolated study on top of that, but I never before noticed those wonderful verses. I'm certain I had read them, and I suppose I rationalized them to some degree, but they never "spoke to me" as they did the other day.

And that's how God often communicates something to a christian, through these "coincidences". Yet had I neglected the Bible, there would have been no occasion for this to happen, and I'd still be stumbling in the darkness.

I'll be happy to deal with these passages as best as I know how, but remember always that it's the Holy Ghost who's in charge of interpreting scripture, and it's him who guides us into all truth, so we better let him do the work and get men out of the way!

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Re: Let's reason together

Post by Daedalus » Oct 7th, 2015, 15:06

I noticed there's a "New King James Version" of the Bible. Do you know the difference between that and the "old'?
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Re: Let's reason together

Post by Status Cruo » Oct 7th, 2015, 18:53

Yes. Here's a few of them.

The NKJV's been likened to rat poison, and for good reason. It was designed as a transitory pamphlet (containing KJV readings, corruptions thereof as well as complete new age vatican readings) for the purpose of duping christians into abandoning the sound doctrines of the traditional text in favor of modern corruptions.

Some people have fallen for it because it's got "King James" on the title, but be thou not deceived, it's all part of the same satanic agenda.

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Re: Let's reason together

Post by Daedalus » Oct 8th, 2015, 11:22

Interesting, thanks. Reading the comments on there, I see there are some who accuse others of being "King James Version Only cultists". Quite funny.

I saw it also said that there are some 'translation errors' in the KJV. What do you think of that?

I will be proceeding with my selection regardless.
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Re: Let's reason together

Post by Status Cruo » Oct 8th, 2015, 18:38

Well, the personal opinion of this resident anonymous nobody should be of zero value, but don't take it from me, please take it from people who've talked the talk and walked the walk: the KJV has no errors, but there's plenty of unbelievers who reject the readings that don't align with their personal preferences and stubbornly refuse to acknowledge absolutes, specially those that are moral in nature. Furthermore, you certainly can't have a cult without the head of the cult, which's exactly what the bible correctors have in their "$cholar$" who keep coming up with new "translations" year after year.

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