What Do We Mean By Faith?

“To the person who has faith nothing is impossible. It matters not what you may wish to realize or what you may wish to do; if you have faith, it can be done.

But what do we mean by faith? Faith is not a passive belief; it is positive action. It is the power of the spirit within us, acting upon the life, mind, body, and the nature of our being; and by acting through us, it acts upon everything with which we may come in contact.

When we have faith, we do not simply believe in the form or that which may exist in the external. When we have faith, we enter into the spirit of that in which we express our faith. The secret of real faith, and the real power of such a faith, is therefore found in the spirit.”

-Christian D. Larson

Religions Are Being Replaced

It has been reported Christianity and other religions are losing precedence in the world, it’s sure to have made some people say it’s a sign the end is near. There are so many examples I can think of about why this loss is happening. I’ll list a few of them now. I remember reading the Book of Genesis and in it, God gives a man more power over a woman, tells Adam he rules over Eve, because it was the woman that ate forbidden fruit first from the garden. But now, I would say women are being more empowered, and possibly will hold more power than most men in the future. Often too, I’ve seen some angry people say the Bible doesn’t condone homosexuality, and right now, homosexuality is becoming more accepted, homosexuals are being empowered too. Another thing I remember from reading those early parts of the Bible is that it states God gives humans dominion over animals and permission to eat them, but in my opinion, nobody will be considered better than and be able to eat an animal in the future. Also, if you’ve noticed, other angry people I have seen, that are against abortion, often will say as an argument, that all life is valuable. And of course if one has a belief in evolution it is the opposite from a belief in creationism. Evolution is about survival of the fittest, so it doesn’t fit in with this kind of thinking, since with this belief not all life and everything of everything else is considered valuable, unless it is strong. And I believe the future is indeed frighteningly moving in an evolutionary based way with upcoming things which some people are afraid of, like suspecting that eugenics will be paired with genetic modification, and recent events, which I expect to carry on into the future, like choosing only to continue with what is “essential” for the environment’s sake. So the ultimate reason why religion is failing is because it contradicts with the kind of world some people want to see, and it’s not relevant to how things are changing in the world today, and where it is going. And ultimately, all religions and philosophies depend on their ability to adapt to changing circumstances throughout time.

The Book of Job

Often, people say if somebody found out something, then that thing would kill them, so they keep it a secret from that person. I do believe that happens a lot, someone finds out something, maybe they are hunted by people as a result, and it eventually leads to their death. And this is what a quote I recently discovered from The Book of Job warns. It says that, “He who discovereth deep things out of darkness, bringeth out to light the shadow of death”.

To Every Thing There Is A Season

To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
A time of war, and a time of peace.

-Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Strange Stuff #31-Devil’s advocate: are satanists now the good guys in the fight against the evangelical right?

As people overall are becoming less religous and the world is becoming more unstable, many people are starting to see satanists in a different light.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/aug/15/hail-satan-are-satanists-now-the-good-guys-in-the-fight-against-the-evangelical-right

Christian persecution ‘at near genocide levels’

Not too long ago, I had a report on here about how anti-Semitic attacks are at the highest they’ve been in decades. Now, I have found this report that claims persecution of Christians is near genocidal levels. The persecution of many people from many religions is no accident I believe. I believe the world overall is in the process of changing and the way humanity views religions is one thing that is changing in comparison to how it has been in the past and is helping lead to this persecution.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48146305