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Jesus Christ Came to Destroy Human Misery, But Not Only The Types You May Think Of!

“…For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”  (1 John 3:8)

Many today would be, and perhaps are thrilled to know that Jesus Christ became a human being for the purpose of eliminating human misery, but they fail to fully understand how this may apply to themselves. They are only too happy for Jesus Christ to deal with their neighbor’s sins, (those which annoy them), or their spouse’s sins, ( those which cause them emotional or physical pain), but it would be quite another matter indeed if Jesus Christ started to point out their own sins, and show how wicked they really are, and the misery that ensues from disobedience to God’s perfect standard for human behavior.

1 John 3:4 tells us, “Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. ” This isn’t a human law which could potentially be either good or evil, perhaps simply to generate revenue, or to protect the life and property of another; but, this is speaking of the perfect law of God, which if followed, leads to a relieving of human misery by that person who conforms their life to it.

Luke 10:25-28 says,  And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?” So he answered and said,” ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,’ and ‘your neighbor as yourself.'” And He said to him, “You have answered rightly; do this and you will live.”

If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also.  (I John 4:20-21 These verses make it clear that a person cannot love God without them also loving His creation, ie. human beings.

“God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. “Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. “And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, “so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; “for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’ (Acts 17:24-28)

Since God made man, and loves His creation, He alone knows how man ought to live, and what is best for him, just as only loving parents know what is best for their children. So the question is, what are you going to do about God’s love to you?

Many people know the words of John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  But, how many know the following words?  “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. (John 3:17)

But what do you and I need to be saved from? Bad health, a future automobile accident, financial reverses? No, we need to be saved from our rebellion against God, which is preparing us to spend eternity with Satan and his angels.  Do you remember the words of   1 John 3:4? It states, “Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness. ” That means that sin is a human’s selfish rebellion against an all-loving God, Who is trying to stop him from destroying himself and others.

(Matthew 12:36) “But I tell you that for every careless word that men shall speak they will be held accountable on the day of Judgement.” (WNT)

(Revelation 20:11-15) “Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books. The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire.” (NKJV)

But, thankfully, God offers hope and help for those who realize their need of it. (Mark 2:17) “…Jesus…said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” (NKJV)

1 John 1:8-9 says, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (NKJV)

If you have prayed and asked forgiveness for your rebellion,  or desire more information about salvation from sin, contact me below.

May God bless you by giving you deliverance from sin and selfishness!

Can Libertarians Intitiate Violence Against Animal Abusers?

Today, I viewed a video similiar to this one  on the facebook page of Michael Heise, a self-proclaimed libertarian and activist. The discussion centered around whether animals have rights and what those rights are. While it is certainly no problem to debate whether animals have rights or not, I believe that threatening violence against people who abuse animals, or harm them in any way is entirely unacceptable. Also, to make statements supporting those who advocate such violence, or to make hypothetical statements regarding violence that one might commit, or wishes that others would commit is also unacceptable. The link for the original thread is

Some of those who posted threats were:

Michael Heise whose threat of violence was in the text of the post itself…

” I DO advocate the use of force against people like this. When people can torture and kill with no empathy, they are a danger. If somebody did that in front of me, i would feel threatened”

Keith F Smith who made the following statements…

Keith F Smith “I think there needs to be a culling of the human herd

Keith F Smith “Yea, I would probably go against the almighty NAP and put a bullet in each and every one of their brains”

Keith F Smith “Now that I think about it… I like to kill things, just to kill things is that wrong?

Brian Fleig who made the following statements…

Brian Fleig “As a libertarian I believe it is my choice to break every bone in that guy’s face and both hands”

[Name Redacted] “NAP has to do with communal association and government. It has nothing to do with me killing a plant or an animal.”

Brian Fleig [Name Redacted], “I guarantee it would be outright murder, no attempted to it.”

[Name Redacted] “And you would be a criminal bud…. Dont cross that line….”

Brian Fleig “You torture an animal and I’m there…..”

Brian Fleig “I’m not vegan either but I would fucking snap if I witnessed an animal being tortured”

The following persons made statements supportive of violence or made statements containing hypothetical scenarios of violence against other people.

Matthew Moyer

Michelle Keifer

Chris Dorsey

Spiro D’Estini

Nesta Peace

I believe that it is imperative people who advocate violence against others based upon anything other than the defense of human life need to be exposed and shunned by the libertarian community. Threats of initiating violence cannot be ignored or considered unimportant. I believe that people who make these threats should be considered dangerous and violent, and they are certainly not someone who I would want to be my friend or fellow activist. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.