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Saturday, June 14, 2014

The Perfect Father

In this blog I want to share on how to look at GOD as your personal Father. GOD is more then Father as He is infinite but still the Bible does say repeatedly that GOD is our personal Father. The world says everyone is a child of GOD but that's wrong only those who are born again are GOD's children. "But to all who did receive Him, who believed in His Name, He gave the right to become children of GOD, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of GOD" John 1:12-13 ESV. That's why children in foster homes can't just go up to anyone and call someone mom or dad and then be adopted automatically. The parent chooses the child not the other way around. Not many people though respond well when it comes to learning about GOD as their own Father because of how their own fathers treated or mistreated them. A young woman went to a therapist describing her humiliation and hurt from molestation she suffered at the hands of her father, brothers and grandfather. Another young man told a counselor that his parents gave him away to his grandparents simply because they didn't want him anymore. His grandparents in turn put him in an orphanage at five years old where there the director beat him every Sunday if he refused to go to Church. Years later the young man gave his life to Christ and he returned home to his parents to express his love and forgiveness with a gift when his mother saw him she cried out in rage and would not let him enter the house. Another young man shared with a counselor that he could never remember hearing the words "I love you" from his lawyer father. One evangelist was approached by a young man who was willing to give him one chance to share the Gospel with him and the young man asked what GOD is like. The evangelist answered that GOD is like a Father to which the young man answered "is He's anything like my old man you can have Him!" I remember four years ago praying to GOD that He would adopt me and begging Him to be my Father. I remember telling Him that I would be good not perfect but I just wanted a Daddy. I didn't know at the time that GOD was already my Father cause I was a Christian no one had taught me that yet. Even for Christians it is hard to really experience and know GOD as their personal Father. Many times Christians say things like "to me, GOD the Father seems distant. I can't see Him. I can't hear Him. I can't touch Him. I don't feel His love. It's a lot like my dad. He provided for us, but I didn't have much of a relationship with him (GOD)." With divorce rampant and child abuse all over the headlines of today's news it's not surprising that many people respond to the thought of GOD as their Father with anger, resentment and rejection because they have not known a kind, caring earthly father. For some people their earthly fathers died when they were young so a male role model was totally absent from their lives. Some Church's have ministries where male and females become the father or mother figure for those who's biological parents were not their for them. One Pastor even let a full grown woman who he was not married to cry and lean on his shoulder as the woman needed a father figure. One other lady goes to a man for advice and she calls him Papa and he lets her do that. Not every Church does this though because having adult males spending one on one time with adult females can lead to gossip and even though there is nothing going on gossip can really ruin a person's reputation and their lives so if your thinking maybe your Church should do this put it to lots of prayer first.... Weather we have a great earthly father or not the thing about earthly father's is that they are human and can make mistakes and can't always be around. No matter how hard an earthly father tries to be perfect he is going to fall short of perfect. "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of GOD" Romans 3:23 ESV. We all need a Father who can literally do anything, who is trustworthy, who is understanding, who is patient, who is kind, who is wise, who is faithful, who is loving, who will always provide for us, who will protect us, who will help us feel and know we're safe and secure, who is always around everywhere and who is always listening to us. Those are very big shoes to fill and there is only One who can fit in them and He is (drum roll please) GOD the Father. "A Father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is GOD in His Holy dwelling, GOD sets the lonely in families, He leads forth the prisoners with singing" Psalm 68:5-6.... "For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by Him we cry, 'Abba, Father.' The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are GOD's children" Romans 8:15-16. When I read the verse in Romans I was confused as I didn't know what Abba meant. Abba is hardly used in common language anymore so I looked up the meaning of the word Abba. Abba is Aramaic it was a term of endearment and would most closely be translated as Daddy or Da-Da or Papa. It signifies the close, intimate relationship of a father to his child, as well as the childlike trust that a young child puts in their "daddy." How do you feel inside when you pray too GOD, calling Him "Father"? Do you feel safe, warm and cared for? Do you see Him smiling with arms open wide to you? (As He's portrayed in The Parable Of The Prodigal Son, Luke 15:11-32.) My Pastor has a young 5 year old daughter and every Sunday morning I watch her run to my Pastor with her arms open and she shouts "daddy daddy daddy!" And each time my Pastor opens his arms and catches her and hugs her never once does he reject hugging her. Never once does my Pastor say he is to busy to give his children a hug. Never once does his daughter approach him with fear or wonder if its ok to run and give him a hug. Each time I see this I am reminded that this  is how we can go to GOD running to Him and He'll have His arms open to us each and every time without fail. We who are saved right now, at this very moment, we are His children. In other words, this is not a promise which GOD will fulfill in the future. No, the truth is we are already GOD's children. We enjoy all the rights and privileges our adoption entails, because we have come to know GOD as our Father. As His children we experience His love and He loves us just as much as He loves Jesus. So how do we respond to this we whose earthly fathers have been absent one way or another? First we must rid ourselves of any misconceptions of GOD we may have. He is unlike anyone who has been, who is or who ever will be there is and never will be anyone like Him. Then we accept GOD for Who He is as He has revealed Himself in the Bible. As GOD's child though its hard for you not to doubt Who He has revealed Himself to be in the Bible because of your personal past hurts of childhood memories, of broken promises and neglect. Perhaps you barely sense GOD around and tend to approach Him with cynicism and distrust. One thing I strongly recommend is Celebrate Recovery. Celebrate Recovery is a free 12 step Christian ministry for any hurt, habit or hang-up and I've seen GOD work miracles in there and He can do the same for you in that program. I also recommend maybe trying a Christian counselor that you trust to talk about your hurts with and help you sort things out. Also please try journaling out your hurts as its a great and helpful tool. And the biggest help of all is prayer tell GOD about your hurts and be honest about how you really feel and ask for His healing... If you have not received Jesus as your Savior yet then please do so now. Don't put it off. "If you declare with your mouth 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that GOD raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" Romans 10:9 NIV. If you have done this congratulations GOD is now your Father and every Christian is your brother or sister so welcome to the family. Please share that you have received Jesus as your Savior with a Christian we love hearing that stuff.... I would like to finish off this blog with words from a song by Steve Green called I Can See. "All at once He walked beside me like He'd been there all along not a stranger but a Father who can sense when somethings wrong. And He answered all my questions and He understood my fears that somehow vanished now that He was here."


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

How to deal with persecution

Persecution happens to every Christian and if you are a new Christian and haven't been persecuted yet then wait for it because it's coming. If you have been a Christian for a while and have not been persecuted for your faith then I would wonder if you have the faith at all. For to long Christians have been believing and preaching that when you are a Christian you will have nothing go wrong in your life and if you get so much as a cold then you don't have faith and they are telling people in wheelchairs that if they really had the faith they would get up and walk. For to long Christians have been believing and preaching the "prosperity gospel" which says GOD will make you rich and will give you fancy cars and fancy homes. Well that's all completely wrong GOD does not promise an easy life or riches to anyone. Not that GOD doesn't bless anyone because He does bless us. But what we call blessing and what He calls blessing are often different things. We are blessed when it rains because this waters the crops so they will grow and we will eat the food in the stores comes from what has been grown in fields and animals that people have raised. We are blessed when the sun is out as the sun gives nutrients to many things. We are blessed when we breath our next breathe none of us are guaranteed another breathe no matter how old or young we are. We are blessed if we have some sort of shelter to sleep in. We are also blessed when we go through tough times and persecution. "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven" Matthew 5:10 NIV. "Happy are you when people hate you, reject you, insult you, and say that you are evil, all because of the Son Of Man! Be glad when it happens and dance for joy, because a great reward is kept for you in Heaven. for their ancestors did the very same things to the prophets" Luke 6:22-23 Good News Translation. When you are a Christian people will reject you, insult you, and say that you are evil because of your faith in Jesus Christ. You will be called names and taken advantage off and the world is going to be very unfair for you because of your faith. The world was cruel and unfair to Jesus the Son of GOD why should it treat you any different? The world will hate you because it hated Jesus first and it still hates Him to this day. "If the world hates you, keep in mind it hated Me first" John 15:18 NIV. Even your own family will turn against you because of your faith. "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to turn 'a man against against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law, a mans enemies will be members of his own household" Matthew 10:34-36 NIV. Even Jesus own family did not believe Him and thought Him insane. "For even His own brothers did not believe in Him" John 7:5 NIV. "When His family heard about this, they went to take charge of Him, for they said, 'He is out of His mind" Mark 3:21 NIV. So how do we deal with persecution when it comes? Because it will come and its gonna be tough as it was tough on other Christians. "Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated -- the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground. These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since GOD had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect" Hebrews 11:35-40 NIV. Even to this day many Christians in other countries are being heavily persecuted for their faith. Don't believe me? Check out a ministry called Voice Of The Martyrs and you'll see for yourself that Christians now are suffering for their faith. Don't think it doesn't happen here in America or Canada or wherever you live simply because you don't see it because it does. It may be more mild compared to what others go through but like I said every real Christian is persecuted for their faith. I have lost many followers for my blog because of me spreading the Gospel on here it happens. And there is no way to make it more popular to many Church's are trying to make the Gospel look good and more pleasing and make it more cool and it can't be done it is what it is. The Gospel already is good that's why its called the Good News. Whatever flash and stuff you add will not help. There are no special words you can say or anything new or different you can do to make people repent and turn to the Gospel. No matter what you say or what you do the Gospel will always be unpopular and rejected by the world. This doesn't mean that you should give up and not spread the Gospel. No way fight the good fight. "Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses" 1 Timothy 6:12 NIV. Remember when you face persecution it isn't you they are persecuting its really GOD they are persecuting because they feel convicted. "Then He will say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave Me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome Me, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.' Then they also will answer, saying, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick and in prison, and did not minister to You?' Then He will answer them, saying, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it for Me.' And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life" Matthew 25:31-46 ESV. A warning to all those who persecute Christians. Those are GOD's children you are persecuting and you will be judged for this. Lightning may not strike you down now but GOD will judge you for how you mistreated Christians. To the Christian when you preach and spread the Gospel and someone says you can't do that because of their freedom of religion remind them gently and lovingly that you have as much freedom of religion and speech as they do. Always remember to speak the truth in love. You will be tempted when persecuted to get back at them to want revenge but vengeance belongs to the Lord. "Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for GOD's wrath, for it is written: 'It is Mine to avenge; I will repay,' says the Lord" Romans 12:19 NIV. "Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. on the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing" 1 Peter 3:9 NIV. "But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you" Luke 6:27-31 NIV. Also remember that when people persecute you its a Spiritual battle so its not just flesh you are up against. "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" Ephesians 6:12 NIV. As you grow as a Christian you will be persecuted and it'll get harder as you grow in Christ this is because the devil happens to hate your guts. "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full" John 10:10 NIV. And the devil hates your relationship with Christ and wants to take you away from Him but thing is no matter what the devil does he can't separate you from GOD. "Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? (As the Scriptures say, 'for Your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.') No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from GOD's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears today or our worries about tomorrow --  not even the powers of hell can separate us from GOD's love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below - indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of GOD that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord" Romans 8:35-39 NLT. Doesn't mean the devil won't try cause he will. He will tempt you and try to lure you away and there will be times you will trip and fall thing is when you fall your on the ground and its a great place to be on your knees. All kinds of things may happen to you. Think of what happened to Job the very same thing may happen to you will you like Job stand firm in the faith if you lose literally everything? Some may say GOD doesn't get glory in bad circumstances. Oh yes He does! In fact I believe GOD gets more glory out of bad circumstances then when things are hunky dory. Think about it how much do you lean on GOD when things are going great? How much more or much less do you pray when things are swell? Chances are that you lean more on GOD in tough times and pray more in those tough times because you see your need for Him. We always need GOD but we need tough times to humble us and show us how weak we really are and how much we need GOD. Plus we need to really know in the depths of our souls that GOD is enough. GOD gets glory when your circumstances are the worst ever and you lose everything and yet you still say "GOD is enough." Plus we declare it to others when GOD gets us through tough times we say "GOD really helped me out and without Him I wouldn't have made it." So then GOD gets praise that He doesn't really get when things are good even though He should have that He doesn't because we think less of Him when times are good. Plus if things are always great you'll take it for granted and won't be thankful but with tough times when the tough times have ended you can be truly grateful for the good times you have. "Consider it pure joy, my brothers , whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything" James 1:2-4 NIV. One good reason to have joy in persecution is because its a sign that Christ can be seen in you. If people didn't see Jesus in you they wouldn't persecute you. In fact I  read about one Pastor who would get persecuted alot and then for a week or so nothing no persecution and he was worried so he knelt down and prayed repentance for all his sins and for Christ to shine in him and persecution be a sign that Christ could be seen in him and shortly after that prayer a stone was thrown at him and it just missed him by a hair and he knelt down thanking GOD for persecution. When was the last time you thanked GOD for being persecuted? When was the last time you prayed to be persecuted? When was the last time you were joyful for persecution? Granted persecution isn't easy it is upsetting its hard but GOD never said it would be easy He just said it would be worth it. Nothing worth doing is easy so GOD sure must be worth it. Your gonna wanna give up your gonna get discouraged your gonna get tired so pray I can not stress enough how important it is to pray during times of persecution. Also have your brothers and sisters in Christ pray for you as well and they will also encourage you. Persecution is not a sign that GOD doesn't love you or has abandoned you in fact its the exact opposite if GOD loves you the world hates you. Your gonna hear from the world to give up and they will ask what is it getting you? After all they are the ones with the big homes and the fancy clothes and the cool cars and can go on vacation 4 or 5 times a year all over the world. When they wave that in your face remember this. "Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you" James 5:1-6 NIV. This doesn't mean there aren't any rich Christians there are Christians who are rich and it isn't a sin to be rich its what you do with those riches that can be a sin. Remember if you are rich it is GOD Who gave it to you and it is GOD Who can take it away anytime He wants and He will judge you on how you used your riches. But just because you are a Christian it is not guaranteed that you will be rich. Do not work for perishable things on earth but for treasures in Heaven. "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also" Matthew 6:19-21 NIV. So if your in a tough spot right now and are being persecuted be glad because that means Christ can be seen in you and no suffering on this earth can compare to what joy we will have in Heaven when we are with GOD for eternity. "However, as it is written: 'what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard and what no human mind has conceived' -- the things that GOD has prepared for those who love Him --" 1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV. So stand in the day of trial. In fact pray for persecution. Pray for trials to happen to you. Pray for Christ to shine in you. Praise GOD when you are persecuted and be joyful. When everything is taken from you know in your heart that GOD is enough. Trust in GOD always. Persevere and fight the good fight. "Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him" James 1:12 NIV. I say once more be ready for trials and persecution to happen to you because as a Christian sooner or later they will happen. Be ready for the world to hate you for your faith because it will. Be ready to be hated, to be mistreated, to be taken advantage of, to be insulted, to be mocked, to be bullied, to be harassed, to be rejected, to be called evil, to be called naive, to have people tell you that you should be ashamed, to be beaten, to be thought of as horrible, to be spat on, to be hurt, to be abandoned by friends and family, to be ignored, to be considered insane, to be called illogical, to have gossip spread about you, for the world to be unfair to you, to be cruelly treated, to lose all you have, to be misunderstood and more all because of your faith and love in Christ Jesus. How the world treated Jesus it will treat you. Here are some links in case you are interested....
The Voice Of The Martyrs -
Persecution News -
Open Doors -
Christian Persecution Magazine -
Prisoner Alert -
Christian Aid Mission -
Persecution Of Christians Wikipedia -
Christian Solidarity International
Christian Freedom International -
Persecution Report -
Release International -
One With Them -
Vision Beyond Borders -
Persecution Blog -
Rescue Christians - 
Persecution Project Foundation -
Christian Persecution Update -
Persecuted Christians Care Fund - 
Door Of Hope International - 
Persecuted Church - 
Barnabas Aid - 
Let Us Reason Ministries - 
Christian Persecution News Sites - 
Write To Persecuted Christians - 
Christian Faith - 
World Watch Monitor - 
Kids Of Courage - 
5 Ways To Help The Persecuted Church - 
Persecution Podcast - 
Tortured For Christ - 
Persecution Project Foundation - 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Funny Yahoo questions and answers

These are all 100% real and hilarious. I will leave out the names of the askers and answerers but I will leave in their grammar and spelling mistakes. Enjoy!

Q: How do you get Youtube to come and film you? I've been calling calling Youtube all day to come film me but no answer. How do other people get their videos up there? I have some really funny stuff but they won't come.

Q: What's another word for knowing you're right?
A: Woman.

Q: My Dog is my life!! Has this ever happened anyone before? i think im in love with my dog. anytime i see him playing with other dogs i get really jealous and just wanted to rugby tackle him to the ground and kiss him. ive never felt this way about anyone before, let alone a dog. Ive even broke up with my bf over it. ive had this dog for 6 months, but only recently thesse feelings started to develop. i don't know what to do and think if i telling anyone theyll im crazy. please help!
A: You need to go see a therapist.
A: Oh dear.... i guess you should paws for thought before people think you are barking mad....

Q: How to lose 50 pounds in a month?
A: Amputation, do you really need legs? There is no healthy way to lose 50 pounds in one month.

Q: How do I successfully become a Justin Bieber fan? I would like to become a Justin Bieber fan. Currently I am a Jack Norris fan and I would like to switch to Justin Beiber. How can I successful achieve this goal? Thanks. 
A: Lose all brain functions. Maybe sustain a pretty substantial blow to the head. 

Q: If a two year old hands you a toy phone, do you answer it?
A: no, could be a telemarketer 

Q: What does it mean when someone says "meow" to you? Someone keeps saying meow to me. 
A: They're a cat

Q: What happens to people born on Feb.. 29????????????? Do they stay one until 4 years past??
A: They get locked up in a secret laboratory in Iowa and are let loose every four years

Q: Why do I feel I have butterflies in my stomach? 
A: have u been eating catapillars 

Q: Is Rainbow-Trout a good name for a baby girl? I'm trying to think of names for my daughter.
A: are you a fish? if yes, I think its a great name. If you are a human, I would discourage it
A: I think sockeye salmon is a lot nicer, how about alaskan cod, or simply prawn for your spawn

Q: What is the meaning of procrastination? Define procrastination.
A: I'll tell you later....

Q: My wife changed Facebook status from "Married" to "Widowed". Should I be worried? 
A: LOL!!!! Ya mate start runnin!!!! 

Q: Which is worse? Ignorance or Apathy?
A: I don't know and I don't care 

Q: Why does my arm shake and turn bright red when im eating dirt? 
A: why are you eating dirt? 

Q: Do they have toilet paper in Canada? My Dad told me its not apart of their culture but i wasnt sure

A: That's a really good question. You know, no they do not. Every time I've been to Toronto and other places I've packed an extra full suitcase of our special European toilet paper so I wouldn't have to use maple leaves during my stay. First, I did try selling some rolls to my Canadian friends but they were not interested at all. Say hi to your Dad. I can see he has raised his children right. 
Q: Should I tell my parents that I am adopted? I don't fit in the family, I think it's time to come clean with them 

Q: How do I join Team Rocket? I need to know since there are no other jobs available. Also, why why does my cat lash out at me whenever I try to stick a coin on her head? 

Q: If i eat myself would i become twice as big or disappear completely?
A: That just blew my mind 

Q: What is the phobia of chainsaws called?
A: Common sense

Q: Is it legal to marry food? 
A: Yahoo Answers asks the real questions 

Q: Was the movie "The Lion King" based on a true story? 
A: Sure, I know loads of lions who talk 

Q: If I am pregnant will the baby be part my mans wife too? 

Q: Why wasn't I born an octopus? This question I struggle with every day. I don't feel I was born the right species... I love to swim and use ink pens, and sometimes I wish I had more arms

Q: Do you think humans will ever walk on the sun?
A: Well, if they do, it would have to be at night 
Askers response: GOOD IDEA!! i didn't think of that, people are so stupid, why do they never think of that? 

Q: How can I find out if a girl poops before we get in a relationship? 

Q: Could you do me a summary of the second world war?
A: Boom boom boom pow pow pow splash tatatatatata we hate you Hitler 

Q: How many 1/4 cups make one cup? Dry food, making pancakes

Q: Can you get pregnant from watching a Health class video? 

Q: What percentage of water is celery? 
A: Water is exactly 0% celery

Q: How big is the specific ocean?
A: can you be more pacific? 

Q: How do you find out the exact users who disliked your Youtube video? I also need help tracking down where people live and making someones death look like an accident 

Q: I usually sit on the computer 12 hours a day.... is that bad?
A: That can't be comfortable. Try a chair

Q: How can I become a fish? 
Q: Does Vodka have alcohol in it?
A: Ummmmmmm............ DUH! 

Q: Paying parking tickets is optional right? kinda like jury duty?
A: Neither are optional 

Q: Does GOD see me in the shower? 
A: Yes but its not a pretty sight

Q: Can I rent a wood chipper? I have someone I need to get of. Is it possible to rent wood chippers? 
A: Someone? 

Q: Where did I put my car keys? 
A: Where you put them down 

Q: How often does Halloween land on Friday the 13th!?!?!?!!? Someone has asked me this question and I couldn't figure it out!!! Help!!!!!!! 

Q: I'm 39 why do I only have three teeth? I went to bed Tuesday with 32 teeth and when I woke up the next morning I only had 3 
A: Tooth fairy came and stole them 

Q: Where is the great wall of China? 
A: Its actually in England, used by the romans to keep the welsh out. half of it was moved to the USA in 1872 

Q: Why doesn't the Earth fall down? 
A: because it can fly 
Askers response: Thanks! 

Q: I don't know if my daughter is mine.? I don't know if my daughter is mine I gave birth to her but I'm not sure if it's my boyfriend cheating on me and I had his other girlfriends baby can someone help? 

Q: Is it true that we have bones? Or is it just ze media what want us to believe it? 
A: Hit your self on the arm with a .20lb lump hammer and you can see your own 

Q: How do I google something? 
A: Scream your questions from the top of tall buildings 

Q: When you have an idea does a lightbulb really appear over your head? 

Q: How do you unbake a cake? 

Q: How do I ask a question on Yahoo Answers? I'm new to this place and I was wondering how to ask questions?
A: You just did, Nostradamus! 

Q: How do you know when a relationship is over?
A: When they say "its over" 

Q: Did Twilight offend any real vampires?
A: Yes it did and just so you know I am coming for you!!!!! Be afraid very very afraid 

Q: Is there a way to scratch a scratch card without scratching it? 

Q: What causes floods in California? 
A: Water 

Q: What happens if you swallow gum? 
A: A gum fairy goes up your butt and removes it 

Q: I just ate 52 pizza rolls, will i die in my sleep? there are 152 calories in 2 rolls, will i die? oh and i had 2 liters of coke with it 

Q: If batman parents are died, Then how was he born? 

Q: Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like? 
A: What are you asking and what language are you asking it in? 

Q: Nobody knows if cows actually exist.? Think about it cows could just be like holograms that use nuclear energy to run and like milk is like the waste created using nuclear energy and that is why some people are lactose intolerant like their bodies are smart enough to realize its nuclear waste 

Q: How do I successfully fool an elephant to go to sea? need to know QUICKLY!!!!!!!!!! 

Q: Do pretzels taste like pretzels? ive never tried them before and i need to know what they taste like 
A: Nope they taste like chicken 

Q: How much would it cost to surgically swap earlobes with someone? 

Q: If icecream can freeze brains, can it freeze time? 

Q: How do I make sure my refrigerator doesn't run away? 
A: Nail its feet to the floor 

Q: Does yourgut help you grow taller? 

Q: What if a mushroom marry to a hammer? 
A: It was common in 16th century Enhland, but was banned by the Comingle Court under Flatus II in 1608.
A: What if a banana marry to a stapler? Is it possible?
A: The would have to elope. Hammer parents are usually too hard headed and narrow minded to accept their child’s marriage to a mushroom, even though I hear he’s a fun guy.

Q: When will I make a chrysalis and turn into a beautiful butterfly human hybrid? 
A: You know, I ask myself that question every day. It never happens.
A: After you eat enough leaves

Q: What should I bring to Seattle? What should I wear? Shoes, and clothes! :) Also what should I wear to the airport? I was thinking sweats and some uggs. Thanks! 
A: What is happening to this generation? Do you really have to go on yahoo to ask random people what you should wear? How sad 

Q: What's the most interesting thing you have done in the past 24 hours? 
A: Made a jelly fish costume out of an umbrella 

Q: What do you think about people being obsessed with poop? Well to start off im obsessed with poop. At times I get the urge to eat it. Is this normal? 

Q: Is it illegal to have a pet tiger in the US? 

Q: What would you do for Klondike bar?
A: haha i would wrestle an alligator then i would clean my room

Q: When was the war of 1812? 

Q: What is the square root of foot? 
A: Cake 

Q: My mom turned into a vegetable? We were having breakfast one morning and she suddenly turned into a pumpkin, what do I do with it? 
A: Um, technically a pumpkin isn't a veggie; its a fruit. It grows on a vine and contains seeds. But otherwise: Ok 

Q: How can I contact the mob? the mafia? I want to be in the mob..... is that possible? 
A: 1-800-join-mob 

Q: Do Canadians own cars? 
A: No we all ride sleds in the great white north eh 

Q: If you die in Canada do you die in real life? 
A: Yes eh 

Q: How can I get a free car? 
A: You can't 

Q: Why are there school?
A: Because you don't have correct grammar 

Q: What is the phone number for 911? 
A: That's like asking how to spell RSPCA 

Q:Do grasshoppers turn into dragonflies? 

Q: Do I have vampire tendencies? Well, this is not a teenage fantasy. I actually have longer canines and "just love" taste of human blood. This doesn't mean i drink blood actually but there's an iron tonic which tastes like blood and i am addicted to it. In addition i'v hateful feelings for people in general. What could it be? 
A: I think you have mental health issues 

Q: Can I dry my cat off in the microwave? 

Q: What is the fancy word for "butt"? 

Q: Are there any medical risks to consuming raw toast? 
A: It's called bread you pea brain and no 

Q: How do i let my ghost know where we are moving? 
A: Call the Ghostbusters they'll help you 

Q: What should we do with Superman, since he's an illegal he's an illegal immigrant? 
A: Get him a kryptonite green card 

Q: Why does my face hurt when I slam it against the keyboard? 

Q: Is it possible to get your back amputated? 

Q: What is the BEEESSSTTT weight gainer out there? 
A: the best weight gainer is food. it is commonly found in the aisles of the super market. There are many different kinds that can suit your taste
A: Bacon, lots of it 

Q: How does the Earth rotate at the exact same speed? 
A: cruise control 

Q: Will catnip get me high? 
A: If you're a cat then yes if you're a human then no 

Q: I need to know what the weather will be on november 16th 2011? 
A: Increasing darkness toward the evening. Dark all night, with scattered light in the morning
A: Try watching the weather channel 

Q: Do hunting dogs have psychic powers? 

Q: I need a spell to help find my lost mp23!? 
A: Try hocus pocus or avera kadavera 

Q: I can't undo my seat belt!!!? Help! I am stuck in my car and I forgot how to unbuckle the seat belt! Please help!!! 
A: You're stuck forever. Your car is eating you. You will die 

Q: My kitten tells me to burn things? 
A: meow, boom! 

Q: I tried to wax my eyebrows, but didn't have wax, so I used a lighter? I AM IN A LOT OF PAIN! What should I do? Burn medication suggestions? Thanks 
A: First off why would you do that? Secondly hahahahahaha 

Q: If a bald person works as a chef at a restaurant, do they have to wear a hairnet? 
A: yes they might get baldness in my soup! 

Q: Do some cats lay eggs? 

Q: Is it true that people with blue eyes and golden hairs are from Atlantis? 

Q: Wat is the countrey canada all about? i live in texas and i always hear about canada on the tv screen i was just wondering what they speak there and where that countrey is? thank you NO I MEN ARE CANADA PEOPLE NICE? DO THEY LOOK LIKE AMERICANS? 

Q: How not to get facebook addicted? 
A: Don't go on Facebook 

Q: Do you think NASA invented thunderstorms to cover up the sound of space battles? 
A: We think you should go see a doctor 

Q: Is pepperoni pizza vegetarian? 

Q: How do i get rid of oily face? My face is so oily... How do i get rid of it? 
A: Getting rid of your face is not recommended. no matter how oily it is. The face serves many functions and you should not try to remove it 

Q: How can I be the life of the party?
A: Have it at your local cemetary 

Q: Do people judge you by how many Facebook friends you have? 

Q: Why are there school? is a point to it? 
A: Questions like this makes me want to cry 

Q: How do i make my parents happy when i fail a test? 
A: Bake them cookies 
A: Tell them your pregnant. They'll forget all about the test


Q: Do Ugandans lay eggs? 
A: Ugandans are human. Humans do not lay eggs. 

Q: What does fall 2010 mean?

Q: How do I take my eyeball out? 

Q: Did 206 actors die while making Saving Private Ryan? 

Q: If I started eating scented candles will my farts smell more pleasant? 

Q: What is a person from London called? 
A: My neighbor is from London and he is called Bob 
A: British 

Q: Should I shave my butt? 

Q: what is password to twitter? i try to get on but have no access e-mail address. anybody know what answer to secret question is? or have hack to get on twitters? 
A: you are joking right? 

Q: I heard from a friend that there's some sort of drink that will make you live longer, is it true? 
A: Ask Methuselah 

Q: How turn computer monitor into mirror? Hi. Does anyone know if it's possible to use a background that would essentially turn my computer monitor into a mirror? Scanning a mirror doesn't work 

Q: Is it legal to marry a cat? 

Q: Why won't lasagna fit in my toaster? 

Q: Would you give up everything to live on pendora? 

Q: I went to England and they spoke American???? Why is this? 

Q: What is the best way to milk a sheep? 

Q: I caught my imaginary boyfriend cheating on me, what should I do? 

Q: Are there birds in Canada? 
A: Just Canadian geese eh 

Q: How were unicorns made? 

Q: How many calories are in a booger? 
A: its got proteins in it which can be broken down into energy soooo.... maybe 2 calories :) 

Q: Yo where can i by 1 o'dem 'sandwhiches' that erv1s bean talk bout yo? 

Q: I caught a fairy. What should I do with her? A pesky fairy got in my house and was flying around getting glitter everywhere and causing mischief. I caught her finally. What do you think I should do with her? 
A: Let her live in your doll house
Askers response: We talked it over and I gave her a great lease rate and she has a place to live. I'm making a little money too! Win-win! 

A: I think you need to master the current alphabet first 

Q: How can I have a better emotional relationship with my unicorn? 

Q: What does it mean to constantly dream of tornadoes? 
A: You're not in Kansas by any chance? 

Q: My hair shampoo instructions say "Lather, Rinse, Repeat"? I need to go to work. Can I ever stop? 
A: Nope you must keep on shampooing your hair forever 

Q: Where can I buy a kangaroo? 

Q: Willy Wonka factory.... Is it real? 

Q: Why am i dead, you know dead? I am like dead and like a ghost, AM I CRAZY? Help 
A: Its a virus going round. In the next 2-3 days you should be rolling around on the floor sneezing out olive oil. Poor child 

Q: My printer won't print .gifs properly? I'm trying to print a .gif file but whenever i print it out, the picture doesn't move? am i doing something wrong? 

Q: Why does stuff weigh so much more in england? 

Q: If you die, what happens to your Myspace? 

Q: Is it possible to make toast in a microwave? 

Q: Is there anyway to become a robot after you die? 

Q: How can I transform my dog into a Llama? 

Q: Does a computers weight increases as more information is added to the hard drive? 

Q: Is hogwarts school real? 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

I have a message for you

I have something to say to every human being on the planet. I dunno who you are or where you've been. I dunno your testimony of what you have been through. Perhaps you have been through alot. Maybe you were having a bright sunny day then you walk into a room and find a close friend or family member hung from the ceiling and you find the note that says "I couldn't take it anymore." Perhaps you were there on 9/11 and you saw in person the people jumping from the towers to their deaths and you saw the planes hit the buildings and you saw the towers crash. Perhaps you were at one of the schools where there was a shooting and you've seen the terrified looks in the children's eyes. Perhaps you've seen someone shot and die right in front of your eyes. Maybe you've had a gun held at your own head at one time or another. Maybe you've had to kill someone in self defense or you killed for another reason and the memory still haunts you. Maybe you've been severely beaten and no one was there to help and you felt all alone. Maybe you've been raped and now your pregnant and are thinking of getting an abortion after all you didn't want this baby and you sure don't want to carry the child of the man who hurt you so badly. Maybe you've witnessed a horrible car crash or been in one yourself and you still have nightmares. Maybe your a young teenager with hormones raging and you think "its my body I can do what I want with it" plus you are lonely and it would be comforting to have someone with you. Perhaps you've been married a very long time and are now getting a divorce and your heart is broken and the reasons for it are very blurry. Perhaps you are the child of the parents getting divorced and you don't understand why and your angry at them in fact maybe you hate them. Maybe you've had a loved one who was sick and died a very painful very slow death that was agonizing to watch and you felt so helpless. Perhaps you are struggling with cancer or some other deadly disease and you've only got a short while to live but its very painful. Perhaps you've just found out that your child has a learning disability and you are wondering what the future will hold for them. Perhaps you have a learning disability and you wonder "why me" you feel so different from everyone else and you just want to fit in. Perhaps your parents were not there for you and you were brought up by your grandparents or perhaps you've been brought up in foster care and have gone from house to house never really having a home. Perhaps you've just found out you were adopted and you don't know what to think now or what to feel or you feel you've been lied to your whole life. Perhaps your the parent of a teenager who's breaking your every rule and being defiant at every turn and you wonder what you have done wrong. Perhaps you are the teenager and you just want to take on the world and explore everything and you are sick and tired of being told what to do. Perhaps some disaster has happened maybe you lost friends or family in hurricane Katrina or in a huge earthquake or some other disaster. Perhaps you have just lost a baby to sudden infant death syndrome and you did everything you could for that baby and now their gone and you are devastated. Perhaps a close friend or family member has just passed away and the pain you are experiencing the depth of mourning can not be described and you don't think you'll ever be happy again. Perhaps you have contemplated suicide you've seen to much pain and agony and you don't think you can take it anymore. Maybe you're scared of your future you've got your GED and your degree but now you can't find a job anywhere you go to the interviews and say the right things and nothing clicks and you are worried if you'll end up homeless and you wonder why you even bothered to get the GED or the degree in the first place. The world has a way of feeling like a very hopeless place and you try to put on a happy face but your hurt and no one seems to understand. Perhaps you feel lost and alone and your tired and your done. And all the happy cliche's are just empty words to you. You've seen therapists and psychologists and they say to take some medication and they can tell you what your problems are and they sit and listen to you but they can't fix it. Perhaps you've struggled for years with being an alcoholic or a drug addict but you can't go away you feel like you need them just to feel a little high just for a little while just need to escape from everything for a while. Perhaps you've taken vacations or moved to many different homes thinking this is what you needed and everything will be better now only its not and its the same as it was. Perhaps someone has talked to you already about religion but you don't wanna hear about it you've heard this stuff before and their are so many religions who can possible know the right one if there is a right one. Maybe you've heard of GOD before but you can't believe in Him after what you've been through and what you have seen. You think if you were GOD you would solve all these problems with a snap of a finger and since all the problems are not solved well how can there possibly be a GOD. Or maybe you do believe in GOD but your angry at Him for letting things happen to you when you've been a good person maybe you've gone to Church you've tithed you gave to charity and yet your life is chaos meanwhile your friend who doesn't take part seems to have all their ducks in a row and nothing bad ever happens to them. Maybe you tried Church once but you were hurt by something someone said or you were given a long list of rules and now you have to be perfect and you can't do it. Perhaps you think the Church is just a bunch of buildings full of hypocrites who call themselves perfect and dress nice but after Sunday they go and do the same things you do. Well I have a message for you. There are Christians out there who have been through all the things I've stated above and more and they still believe. There are Christians who have been beaten and killed for what they believe. Maybe you've met a Christian or have a friend or family member who is a Christian and what they think is nice but they see the world with rose colored glasses their naive and haven't really been affected by the world. Well let me tell you a Christians life is the hardest life to live its not easy. Every day we are told to not talk about the Bible or talk about Jesus or talk about GOD because its offensive and there are other religions so it stops others freedom of religion. Christians have freedom of religion to and we also have a right to freedom of speech just like you do. About it being offensive ya we already knew that "and they took offense at Him. But Jesus said them, 'a prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home." Matthew 13:57 NIV. "He is a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, and they stumble on it, in that they do not obey the word, for they are appointed to this." 1 Peter 2:8 Aramaic Bible In Plain English. "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first" John 15:18 NIV. "Do not think that I have come to bring peace to earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person's enemies will be those of his own household." Matthew 10:34-36 ESV. A Christians life is not an easy road at all in anyway shape or form. Not only do we see and live the pain in this world but we are persecuted daily and we get taken advantage of and we are not listened to. For many Christians the faith costs them everything they lose their homes, friends, family and everything. We don't see the world with rose colored glasses in fact we see it all to clearly sometimes. Sometimes we stumble we're not perfect but then we are criticized and are called a hypocrite every time we fall. Christianity is not easy cause this world puts up a fight and the world will do everything and anything in its power to shut you up and shut you down when your a Christian. And the world is not all your up against as a Christian either. There are demons and minions and the devil as well. Maybe you don't believe in them but they are very real. You become a Christian and you find out just how real they are. Every Christian is in a spiritual warfare. Maybe now you're wondering why we don't just give up. We fight for GOD and we fight for GOD because we love GOD and we love GOD because He loved us first. We want what GOD wants and GOD doesn't want anyone to perish but for all to have eternal life. We want to give the message the Gospel the good news of hope and love to everyone. Because there is hope there is love. GOD is here and He loves you. Maybe you don't believe that but He does. "For GOD so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16 NIV. Did you catch that? GOD sent His only begotten Son in your place for your sins. But maybe you don't believe you have sinned maybe you think your a good person after all your not a murderer you don't rob banks and you do good things. "As it is written: 'there is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands; there is no one who seeks GOD. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one, who does good, not even one." Romans 3:10-12 NIV. "the fool says in his heart, 'there is no GOD,' They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. The Lord looks down from Heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek GOD. All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one." Psalms 14:1-3 NIV. "The fool says in his heart, 'there is no GOD.' They are corrupt, and their ways are vile; there is no one who does good. GOD looks down from Heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek GOD. Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one." Psalms 53:1-3 NIV. "Indeed, there is no one on earth who is righteous, no one who does what is right and never sins." Ecclesiastes 7:20 NIV. "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of GOD" Romans 3:23 NIV. So no one is good not a one. We all have sinned weather we want to or not we've all committed a sin. But GOD loves us so much that He gave His only begotten Son for our sins Jesus Christ paid it all. Jesus is the way to GOD the only way to GOD. "Jesus told him, 'I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me." John 14:6 NLT. Maybe that offends you that there is only one way to GOD. Be thankful GOD gave a way because He didn't have to. No one forced Him but He did it cause He loves us. He could have turned His back on all of us and destroyed us all but He didn't. GOD has given us hope by giving us His Son. Because with GOD we are never alone although the whole entire world may leave us behind GOD will never leave us. "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your GOD goes with you; He will never leave you or forsake you." Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV. With GOD we have a reason to live. The only alternative is if He don't exist then we just live we die that's it nothing. If that's true nothing matters at all life has no point. Who cares if you do good or bad without GOD it doesn't matter you'll just die and poof your gone who cares. If that's true then we don't need law its pointless we don't have order its pointless. Why make a plan and future for ourselves if we just die and poof that's it?? Nothing matters at all without GOD. Life without GOD is like an unsharpened pencil it has no point. Why not let murderers go free after all we're all just animals so let them go out and hunt like an animal. Why do we bother having homes and help for the severely handicapped just kill em its natural selection. With no GOD why not do it? Because we're human? Wait we're animals though aren't we if we're animals then we might as well act like them and animals kill those who are injured and weak. With no GOD then we are all just here by random chance and well why care about anything at all it doesn't matter if you care or not. Why have an army and defend our country without a GOD who cares who's in charge authority is meaningless and freedom well who cares lets just all kill each other after all it doesn't matter. Do you see how stupid all of that is? It's very obvious then that GOD exists He's made that plain to us. "For since the creation of the world GOD's invisible qualities -- His eternal power and divine nature -- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse." Romans 1:20 NIV. So why not choose life? Ya it won't make your life easier but it will be the better choice. Ya your life will be rough but everyone's life is rough and at least with GOD its worth something. And with GOD you'll have the help you'll need for living on earth. Because no one but GOD can fix your problems or fix you. No one can change you but GOD. No one and nothing but GOD can fulfill you totally. No matter where you look or what you do or who your with they can't fulfill you and you will look. We are created to worship GOD and when we are not worshiping GOD we are worshiping something else. What is the one person or thing you spend the most time with? Whatever or whoever it is that is your idol that is what you worship and it can't hold the weight it won't fulfill you. Sooner or later it will fail you and you'll go keep looking for more for something else. We all have a GOD shaped hole in our hearts and until we go to GOD we will not be complete. Only GOD can complete us. Keep looking for something else if you want to but it won't complete you it will not make you fully happy cause only GOD can make you fully happy. This doesn't mean as a Christian your life is rainbows and puppy dogs. But it does mean you will have a reason for joy because of GOD in your life and He will be there for you when no one else is. As a Christian you can go to GOD at anytime for anything. No other religion can offer what Christianity does. Every other religion no matter what it is it preaches of how man can work to get close to GOD but Christianity preaches what GOD has already done and He's as close as our own hearts. Ask anyone in any religion if they feel positive about going to Heaven and being accepted by GOD chances are they will answer they are not sure but they are working on it doing the best they can to be accepted. Then ask a Christian the same question and we will answer we are 100% certain beyond doubt that we will go to Heaven and are accepted by GOD not because of what we have done but because of what He has done for us. Jesus who is GOD came down to earth and was fully man and fully GOD lived a perfectly sinless life and was tempted just like us yet without sin and He bore all of our past, present and future sins on the cross and died and three days later rose to life and ascended to Heaven and poured out His Spirit the Holy Spirit who lives inside every Christian and Jesus is coming back again someday can I get an Amen!? Jesus Christ was beaten, whipped, spat upon, mocked, had a crown of thorns on his head, nailed to a cross and died for you and He didn't have to. He could have walked away at anytime but He didn't cause He loves us. Plus I read the ending and GOD wins in the end. "And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'behold, the dwelling place of GOD is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be His people, and GOD Himself will be with them as their GOD. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away." Revelation 21:3-4 ESV. There is hope there is a happy ending this not all for nothing. There is meaning there is truth there is love. There is a GOD who loves you and wants to be in a relationship with you. Maybe you feel you have sinned to much that your sin is so great that it can't be forgiven. "Come now, let us settle the matter,' says the LORD. 'Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool." Isaiah 1:18 NIV. What a great wonderful promise. No matter what your sin is GOD can forgive it and He wants to forgive it. GOD takes no pleasure in holding wrath against you He doesn't want to punish you. GOD will not reject anyone who goes to Him. "However, those the Father has given Me will come to Me, and I will never reject them" John 6:37 NLT. GOD welcomes all who come. "The Spirit and the Bride say, 'Come.' And let the one who hears say, 'Come.' And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price." Revelation 22:17 ESV. How do you receive Jesus as your Savior? Here is the answer. "If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that GOD raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" Romans 10:9 NIV. Its that simple and easy some will say its to easy. I'd rather it be to easy then to hard. If you do as that verse says to do you will be saved and GOD will be your Father and every Christian will be your brother or sister and you will have a home in Heaven. This is my message for you. GOD bless you.

Monday, February 17, 2014

How to study the Bible

First off pray. I can not stress enough how important it is to pray before you study the Bible. In fact don't even open your Bible before praying first. You need GOD to teach you what He says in His Word because only GOD fully understands His Bible and He's the only one who fully knows and understands you. GOD knows how you learn and what you need to learn so again pray before reading or studying the Bible. Even if you do wanna just relax and read through a Psalm please pray. As its not just an ordinary book. Its not something someone randomly put together it is the words of the Almighty GOD. When you read those words you need to remember that it is GOD talking to you. So again I stress to pray before reading or studying the Bible at all otherwise if you don't pray don't bother opening your Bible. 
When working through a Bible study its best to do it in a group of other Christians doing the same Bible study this way your brothers and sisters in Christ can be your soundboards. This is also will keep you accountable to doing the study. Also doing a Bible study with your brothers and sisters in Christ will help you grow closer to them and get to know them better. Please only go to a fellow brother or sister in Christ for help studying the Bible do not ask help from a non-Christian as they can only give you a worldly point of view which will not help you. And if you are learning disabled that's ok so am I and I still do Bible studies just tell the leader of your Bible study group so that they are aware of it and can help you along when needed to. 
When studying one particular verse like lets say for a moment that you have trouble understanding John 3:16 "For GOD so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life" NIV. So lets say you wanna study this verse cause you have trouble understanding it. Read the verse and read the whole chapter it is in and look for anything out of the ordinary anything that stands out to you and make note of it. 
Remember to take breaks and come back to your Bible study with a fresh perspective. 
Study all the background there is on the main characters, the time period and original language. The original language of the Bible was not English and so the words then are a bit different and it helps to keep that in mind. 
Form no theories use only the facts at hand. I think all the theory forming is why we do take Bible verses out of context. Stick to the facts. Never guess. If you have a question ask. The only question that's a stupid question is the one that isn't asked. 
Pay attention to small details and what may seem obvious. 
Look for consistency which isn't hard in the Bible and if you can't find consistency within the Bible you are not looking hard enough. 
Put yourself in other peoples places and try to imagine what you would do and be honest with yourself. Like the parable of the good Samaritan read it and think if you would do as the Priest or the Levite or the Samaritan. 
Its often a mistake to accept something as true merely because its obvious the truth is only arrived by the painstaking process of eliminating the untrue. That's right Bible study is hard but it should be so as to make you think. 
Never disregard anything no matter how trivial. 
Make notes of who wrote it, when written, the audience at the time, original language written in and the original intent of it and make note of what GOD says to you in it. 
Once you eliminate the impossible whatever remains however improbable must be the truth. 
It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence it biases the judgement. You'll end up twisting facts to suit theories instead of twisting theories to suit facts and that's also why we take verses out of context. 
Do not allow your judgement to be biased by personal qualities and keep in mind your a fallible finite human being very capable of being wrong and GOD is always right so always be open to what GOD says. 
Seeing, observing and deducing are different do all three. Like for example you see John 3:16 then you observe who wrote it and original intent therefore deduce that GOD loves you so much that He sacrificed His Son for you.
The big picture and the details are important take note and concentrate on both of them.
Please keep in mind that whoever wrote the Bible study book not the Bible but the book you are studying. Like lets say that your studying through Timothy Keller's book Gospel In Life keep in mind that just because Timothy Keller says it does not make it so. Maybe he is right maybe he isn't. Whatever you do hold all teachings under the light of the Word if it agrees with the Bible all is well but if it disagrees do not pay anymore attention to it. Like lets say Timothy Keller said that GOD is love so then you would look through the Bible and see that yes the Bible says GOD is love then you can agree with it and apply it to your life. 
And last but not least always always always praise GOD for everything He has taught you and everything He will teach you. Give Him praise and worship for your Bible study. And give Him thanks the Bible and the Bible study are gifts so thank Him. 
And that's how you can study the Bible. GOD bless you.  
Please note that some of these words you'll recognize from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes. I only used them as I think they are helpful in Bible study as I think others would as well. There is no Copyright infringement intended at all. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I'm feeling burdened

Hey some of you will not believe everything in this blog. In fact I'm willing to bet most will scoff. I can't make you believe I can't even make you read it. My prayer and hope is though is that you will read this and you will believe it.... I have it on my heart to spread the Gospel to every soul on the planet but I dunno how. And I'm mourning, aching and hurting inside for the lost right now and I dunno what to do. I just wish I could scream the Gospel and the whole world would hear it but I can't scream that loud. The Church I go to is also on my heart and I wanna pray for it but I dunno what to say. I wanna pray for this world as well but again I dunno what to say. I just feel this overwhelming love for people all over and I dunno what to do with it. I feel almost in tears for people in this world and I don't even know them all. I have always loved people but this is overwhelming. My soul right now is mourning for the death of people and I speak of Spiritual eternal death. This world needs a revival badly and how I wish I could make that happen. My soul is in torment for people in this world. People need to know there is Salvation there is hope. I wanna share GOD's love with everyone on this planet. If only I could shout to all people how much freedom and love there is in Christ. My heart is breaking for the lost. I dunno what to do or how to do it. I wanna help people but I dunno how. This nation this world needs prayer and a revival badly. This nation has no idea how badly either. This nation calls itself a nation of peace but its nation of baby killers. This is a backwards, crooked, upside down and stubborn generation. This nation calls homosexuality love but GOD calls it sin. This nation this world needs a good cleansing. The evil one keeps going around spreading lies that GOD will keep blessing this nation and this world keep merry and drink and dance live for pleasure. Who really listens and responds to what GOD says?? If Jesus were to come today would we truly be ready for Him?? Who has a heart for this generation?? Do GOD's children lament for the lost?? If we see someone about to die if we could would we not move to save them?? How much do we do that for those who will die for eternity?? The worlds song is eat and drink and dance away. This world lives for its own selfish pleasures. GOD's children need to gather and pray as one. My heart is hurting for people in this world. GOD's children need to gather and lament for the lost. This is all on my heart and more and I keep feeling burdened to spread all that on the planet but I dunno how. I feel such frustration wanting so badly to convince people of the Gospel and not being able to make them believe for their own good. There are no magic words or anything like that... People mock and say GOD will not punish this nation GOD doesn't do things like that but just wait. GOD will keep His promise He will not flood this world with water. A refining fire is coming. Judgement day is coming. A day of wrath is coming. He is not slow in coming as some understand slowness but rather He is patient wanting everyone to come to repentance. People need to repent and believe the good news. GOD's children need to pray for revival for this nation and for this world as its needed very badly. All of this is on my heart and I'm feeling burdened with it to share it with everyone in this world but I dunno how. My dream is to share the Gospel worldwide but I dunno how.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Addressing the Autism hate letter

My name is Jenny and I have pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified PDD-NOS for short. Depending on who you talk to and which DSM manual is being used it can be considered on or off the Autism spectrum. DSM is short for The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. It is the standard classification of mental disorders. The classifications for Autism have recently been changed so if someone is not using the old DSM manual they say someone with PDD-NOS is on the spectrum but if they are using the up to date one they say its off the spectrum. A while ago a letter was sent to the grandmother of an autistic child. This letter said many horrible things including that the child should be euthanized, that no one would ever love him, that whatever none autism parts of him he has should be donated to science and that his family should take their "wild child" and move to a trailer park. I read the story and this has hurt the family alot but the other neighbors have rallied around and are helping to protect the child as they feel unsure of his safety. After reading this story I decided to read the comments expecting to read some support for this family but unfortunately that wasn't the case. I will not mention any names but simply quote some of the comments here.... "The caregivers should have kept the child under control so the neighbors would be able to use their backyards. They have the right to be use their property in the manner it was intended for. An autistic child screeching continually should be controlled or taken indoors." .... "Kid should just learn to shut up!"... "The fact is that having diminished capacity does NOT give one carte blanche for bad behavior and if the mother has MS and children are threatened and bullies would a group home possibly be a better avenue for that family. If Lord forbid the day comes when Max physically harms someone else then the "outrage" will be directed elsewhere I am sure." .... "
The child is making noise in a residential neighborhood. There are rules everyone must follow. There is more than one person suffering here. There is a child and there is a neighbor. Fully counted this makes TWO parties. One person is causing a problem, and the other person feels as though they must find a way to cope with the problem. The neighbor is obviously losing the ability to cope anymore. Therefore the dysfunctional situation cannot be allowed to continue. There are solutions. Can you think of any? That would be helpful. Sitting here and proclaiming that what is happening is OK and Great for everyone is one sided and unfair. If the child is being left outside at the grandmothers house unattended and is out of control this is plain ignorant, immature and obnoxious. Why can't the behavior be ignorant? Ignorant is when someone doesn't know any better. It is a state of lack of education. IN this case the boy needs behavioral training. Immature? Well he is a little BOY isn't he? And Obnoxious? Well lets call a thing what it really is. No reason to sugar coat the truth. It's OBNOXIOUS."...."The child probably does scream out and probably scares other children, especially small ones.The other parents of the neighborhood needs to teach their children about this disease and teach them to be kind."... "if I ran around my neighborhood screaming, I'd be arrested within 20 minutes."...."the parent should do something with the autistic child other than let him 'disturb the peace". Neighbors should not have to listen to his constant noise making. His mother is the one at fault."...."I have also endured almost this exact scenario. The first thing that crosses your mind is.... " So they got tired of hearing the wailing and screaming inside, so they tossed him outside so we can all share in the misery. " Gee.....Thanks."...."Perhaps someone needed to tell these people that "Max" is a problem."... "Some societies do deal with "defects" in a much more harsh way than we do.  I feel awkward around mentally handicapped because I am always concerned they will do something and I won't know how to respond. The physically handicapped and deformed are also discomforting, maybe because I fear it happening to me, feel guilty because I am not challenged that way. But I always find myself trying to maintain eye contact rather than look away, but I know they can sense my awkwardness.".... "You're different ... so go away or die."... "I feel for the letter writer actually...i chalk the letter up to frustration. I live next door to an austistic child and we are no longer are able to enjoy our patio because of the noise. The incessant screaming and the ear shattering toys that he plays with non stop are enough to drive anyone crazy."... "The writer has every right to complain but should have done so with the rest of those in the area that are having this problem pushed on them .. ... and letter should have been sent to the city/town administration! ... (excluding ..((or euthanize him)) .. we all pay taxes for institutions to house those with problems as this child has ... or move with this child as requested.".... "WOW ! Finally someone who DARES say it out loud and simple ! I congratulate the person who wrote the letter ! SO TRUE ! Hurts to say it but it's true ! Everyone knows the truth hurts, that being a good example of it."... "I live beside 2 kids that are like that, and honestly it is horrible. When they squawk I can hear them through out my house and there is no refuge from that. There is also a huge open park 5 houses down that they can run around and play in. I am sick of it and is a significant reason why I am moving away from the area. Also, they have the audacity to call the police whenever any neighbours have music playing (which included 7:30 in the evening in the middle of summer when the sun was still high) because they want to put their kids to bed early. I can appreciate that they have a hard life taking care of those kids, but at the same time I paid for a house that I should be able to relax in and not have to hear them scream when ever they are outside. I have a beautiful back yard I cannot enjoy because their noise is worse then nails on a chalk board."... "some people can be quite uncomfortable around autistic people."... "All I know is that in all movies about the future, all forms of "abnormality" no longer exist. What a perfect world that must be.".....  "Can't say as I blame the woman for sending the letter. Whenever friends of ours come over with their 'tard (oops, I mean charming autistic child) we usually make up some excuse for having to leave. It's better than having this destructive, undisciplined wild-thing running around destroying everything in site.Either control or institutionalize your 'tards folks."...."We live in a society of 'victims' (often nasty victims) who demand that their behavior/problem/issue be subsidized by everyone else."...."I thought the letter writer had some valid points."...."I completely agree, finally somebody actually comes out and says it. Finally people who think the mentally disabled are annoying especially the people the women is describing, stop being afraid of what others will think. Mentally disabled without a brain are just bodies with noise makers whenever they feel like talking. Put the child in a home, he is definitely not going to notice the difference."... "I can see where she's coming from these kids can destroy a neighborhood."... "Bravo to the person who wrote the letter. We need more people like that who speak their mind. I couldn't imagine putting up with that noise either."... " my neighbour leaves her "special kid" outside for 1-2 hours a day and all the kid does is yell and screams. Ticks me off ...Keep on working millions of people on welfar depend on me.".... "I agree with the author of the letter. people with disabilities like that SHOULDN'T be living. We as humans, are at the point where we can empathize and pity creatures like the boy referred at in the letter, but there is simply something wrong with people like that.Either cure them, or cut them out of the picture. That's as simple as that."...... "Spreading resources among the weak noncontributing members of society eventually brings everyone down. The dumbing down of society is real and it's because we not only protect the weak, we encourage them to breed.".... "I can understand how this mother is feeling. She lives in a peacful neighboorhood and this loud obnoxious kid is running around."........ There were many comments like these. I post these here to show people that this is the kind of stuff that I and others like me have had to put up with. Some comments said all the mentally challenged should be institutionalized and that if someone knows their child will be disabled before they are born to abort them and that if the child knew they were gonna be disabled they wouldn't wanna live in the first place. This is along the lines of what Adolf Hitler thought to. Hitler wanted to get rid of anyone who was different. This is also like the thinking of the days before and a bit after the Civil War treat those who are different harshly they won't know. Maybe some of you remember the days of the Jim Crow laws where black and white people were separated everywhere. There was also a time when those who were labeled as crazy were strapped to beds and had drugs injected into them and every Sunday they were put in store windows wearing a sign that said "this is what a crazy person looks like." Then there were the slavery days when black slaves were beaten and whipped and shipped like cattle and had cigarettes put out on them and even had limbs cut off and were bought and sold like furniture. There were days in the 1800s when someone who was born mentally challenged was simply called "backwards." Some were thought to be possessed by the devil and were locked away.... I had thought that this kind of thinking was long gone but I guess I was wrong its still around. The reason I'm lumping the slavery and mentally ill together is to get across the point that they were treated harshly simply because they were different and its still this way even in the year 2013. The reason I mention the mentally ill is because that's what Autistic, ADHD, ADD and all others like those were called at one time. Now most people call us retard or short bus. And those of you who call yourselves Christians and tell people that if they had enough faith they wouldn't be mentally disabled you are just as bad as those I mentioned above and you are not true Christians. We are supposed to love one another and none of that is loving at all. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres" 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV. So clearly none of those words and actions were loving at all. Alot of those comments complained about the noise people with Autism make. Well I hear a worse noise and the worst noise is the noise of hate which is heard clearly in the letter and in those comments above. The screeching people with Autism make I believe has a simple explanation. First off children scream anyways weather disabled or not all children like to scream when they play. Second Autistic people have trouble comprehending the world and whats going on around them and its possible that most of the time they are afraid because they don't understand. Haven't you screamed when you were afraid of something?? The Autistic person could very well be scared so instead of condemning them why don't you try and see if you can see if there's anything wrong talk to them and ask them depending on their severity they might be able to answer you. Sometimes they scream out of frustration because some with Autism are unable to communicate. Try and imagine what it would be like to want to say something but you can't get it out and how frustrating that would be and you would probably scream from that frustration to. It would be like visiting a foreign country where you dunno the language at all and you dunno the customs at all and people are saying things to you in their language but you can't understand them. You try to speak but its all like babble to them. People give you dirty looks and you find you are being avoided because you are not acting according to their customs. Imagine how that would feel. That's a glimpse of what its like to be Autistic or to have any other special needs. As to keeping special needs indoors that's just a cruel suggestion. We have as much right to experience GOD's creation as you do. And it used to be normal for kids to play outdoors instead of now glued to video games all day. As to suggesting to control us a question do you like being controlled?? Do you like it when someone tries to control you?? If you don't like it we don't either we have feelings just like you do and we have rights to freedom just like you. To the comment that said the child should just learn to shut up. You are the one who needs to stop talking and start listening on what its like to have special needs and what you can do to help. As for the diminished capacity comment the special needs are not acting out or using bad behavior they simply do not understand or know this world and we do not have a diminished capacity in fact most special needs have a higher IQ then those who don't have special needs. To the one who says there is more then one person suffering you are right the Autistic child is suffering from having to put up with all the hate aimed at him. The Autistic child isn't being obnoxious they don't know any better and as for being immature well of course they are immature they are a child. And Autism is not a disease its a mental disability. By rudely complaining instead of trying to be compassionate and helping you are disturbing their peace and their lives are tough enough without having to put up with bullying. And no we do not get tired of them and so throw them outside we let them play outside because they have as much as a right to as any other child. And Max is not a problem at all the people rudely complaining are the problem. And we with special needs are not "defects" we are human beings with thoughts and feelings just like you. And the you are different so go away and die comment is just plain cruel. Everyone is different even identical twins are different no two people are exactly alike. Each person has a unique finger print, foot print and tongue print. Not everyone with special needs are institutionalized true some are but not all are. Some do live on their own and they work and they marry and they have kids just like everyone else. To the abnormality comment. Seriously your relating reality to tv?? And we are not abnormal we just have special needs. And don't ever call us tards or retards or short bus. That's just as offensive as calling an African American the N word. And we are not wild and destructive and we are not victims either. And the mentally disabled do have brains and as I have said most have higher IQ's then those who are not mentally disabled and we are not just noise makers either. And to say to put the child in the home he won't notice oh yes he will. We notice our surroundings and we are aware and remember what people say about us and whats been done to us we might not be able to say it but we are still aware and still remember and we don't destroy neighborhoods either. We have as much a right to live as anyone else and to say we shouldn't live is to agree with Adolf Hitler and to suggest aborting a child is a horrible thing to say. And to say we wouldn't wanna live well I have news for you I have PDD-NOS and I wanna live for Jesus. My brother has sever autism and he wants to live for Jesus. If you are afraid of someone with special needs please by all means find out what they have and re-search about it that might help you understand why they do the things they do and ask their parents or guardians perhaps they can help you out. If you have a child and your child is afraid of another special needs child please do your best to help them understand why the other child acts differently. There is nothing to be afraid of we just act and think differently then you do....
Here is an image of the full letter written to the grandmother of the Autistic child. There is some mild language in it and GOD's name is taken in vain unfortunately because of that some think this person is a believer therefore all believers act this way and that's simply not true.
For more on the DSM manual please click here 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Why females can be Pastors as well as men

This has been a debate for a long time and will probably go back and forth till the end of time. I wish to share my view of it and I ask you to please read it with an open mind... I have studied both ends of the argument for and against female Pastorship. I think to have a view one must know both sides for and against that view that way when the subject comes up they can argue their point better cause they will know what they are talking about. First off I wanna say that I believe every word in the Bible is true not always literal but fully true. Some Scripture is to be taken literally and some isn't some which we can tell by using our brains which is literal and which isn't and then other parts take discernment and prayer. The first verse I wanna look at is this "women should remain silent in churchs. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says" 1 Corinthians 14:34 NIV. So what is Paul saying here?? Is it as literal as it may seem?? Well I think first off Church needs to be defined. In Paul's day Church was not a building it was wherever two or more Christians were gathered. I personally believe Church is also not just a building but it is wherever Jesus believers are. "For where two or three gather in My Name, there I am with them" Matthew 18:20 NIV. Now surely Paul didn't mean that two Christian females couldn't even say hi to each other and act mute all the time did he?? GOD gave women voice boxes just as much as He did men and Paul knew that. So of course this verse is not literal or it would mean the only time a woman could speak was when she was alone or talking to a non-believer. With all the Prophetesses in the Bible and Jesus even telling the women at the tomb to go tell about His resurrection this verse can't be literal that wouldn't even make sense if it were cause then Jesus would contradict His own Word by asking the women to go tell He has risen and Jesus wouldn't do that. So what does this verse mean?? Well I personally am a visual learner so when I read verses in the Bible I try to picture them in my head so as to get a clear understanding of whats happening. Now back in the time of Jesus and further back women had their place in the Synagog. The women in the Synagog where to be a in place separate from the men and the gentiles and to be hidden they were not to be seen. Woman at that time were more treated like objects then human beings. Women had no say in anything. A woman's father decided when she would marry, to whom she would marry and why she would marry. A woman was not permitted to divorce their husbands for any reason at all only men were allowed to divorce their wives. Women were not allowed to receive an education their only training was in how to raise children and keep house. Women were to be seen as little as possible in public in fact young men were warned about talking to women in public so much so that it was a shame in ancient Israel for a man to talk to a woman in public. The men had a prayer each day they would say "Praise be to GOD Who has not made me a non-Jew. Praise be to GOD who has not made me an ignorant person. Praise be to GOD Who has not made me a woman." In that time women were thought to be inferior to men. I just want you to have a clear picture of the time period and even in Paul's day women were still being treated like that. Except for one thing and that was for the first time women were allowed to be where the men were in the Church and it was all new to them. Do you remember your first time in Church?? All the questions you had?? Well the women were the same and they didn't know all the rules they were never taught and Church was quickly becoming chaotic. Something had to be done. So Paul said the verse in 1 Corinthians and what he was basically saying was he understood they had questions but to ask their husbands later so they could still learn. This still goes today if you have a question ask the Pastor afterwards or whomever you think could help. Doesn't that make a whole lot more sense then to ask women to be mute their whole lives?? Ok time to tackle a verse that is most often quoted when arguing that women can't be Pastors. "I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet" 1 Timothy 2:12 NIV. What is the Bible saying here?? Is this as literal as it seems?? Well the Greek translates it as husband first off not man. A woman is to submit to her husband. "Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord" Ephesians 5:22 NIV. Now notice it doesn't say for a woman  to submit to every man but a wife to her husband and to Christ first. Now the 1 Timothy verse can't work out literally and I'll tell you why. Well a woman is typing this blog. There will be men out there that will read this. What if a man just happens to learn something I typed on this blog then what?? Do I put a disclaimer somewhere saying "if your a man please don't learn anything from this blog cause since I'm a woman I'm not to teach men." Don't you think that's a bit silly?? Do I pray and hope that no man ever learns anything from my blog?? Do I just stop blogging which I enjoy just to make sure I don't teach men anything?? Do I watch my words around men so they will not learn anything from what I say by accident?? Do I just play stupid and pretend I have no brains at all?? When one witnesses to a non-believer they are teaching that person new information so does this mean women can only witness to a women?? What if a man comes up to her with questions honestly seeking GOD?? Should she just ignore him?? Tell him that she can't help him cause she's a woman and so can't teach men?? Good luck convincing him on freedom in Christ after that. When Jesus told the disciples to go and spread the Gospel He did not say "men go preach the Gospel and women and go sit at home and shut up" no He never said that. He said to males and females to preach the Gospel. " And Jesus came and said to them, 'all authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go therefore and make disciples if all nations, baptizing them in Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age" Matthew 28:18-20 ESV. No mention there at all of men only. And so at what age do boys become men?? Because its different for everyone. I have a brother who is 17 but has sever autism and has the mind of a 5 year old is he a man or not?? Besides him there are no other believers in my family. Should I not teach my brother about the faith simply because I'm female?? That's stupid. There are also male and female leaders at Celebrate Recovery a Christ centered recovery group and male and females give lessons which means women have taught men. Now what are they cursed for that?? Should the women apologize for teaching?? Is it somehow different cause they are leaders and not official Pastors?? But the Word says women can't teach men. There is no mention of Pastor in 1 Timothy just says women can't teach men. If women take 1 Timothy literally then she must pretend to have no brains at all and act stupid all the time so as to make sure no man ever learns anything. There are pretty smart women out there to some have become scientists and lawyers and all kinds of things. Should women be told to not use the gifts GOD gave them and pretend to be stupid just to make sure she never teaches men anything?? I can't believe that's what GOD wants for women. Why would He give them brains if He doesn't want women to use them?? Because if a woman pretends to be something she isn't she's lying isn't she?? Now suddenly we want women to break a commandment just so we can take one passage of the Bible literally?? We're asking women to sin just so we will be happy in taking one verse in the Bible literally. Do you feel comfortable asking someone to sin just so you can be happy and take one verse in the Bible literally?? Surely the Holy Spirit would convict the woman the whole time she's lying to cause that what the Holy Spirit does when we sin He convicts us. So now in asking women to take this passage literally not only are we asking them to live in sin but to ignore the Holy Spirit's conviction as well. That's not a good idea. We will be judged on what we have done in our bodies good or bad at the end of time. So are you saying you'd rather a woman be judged by GOD for not following conviction just because you wanna interpret a verse literally?? GOD's gonna wanna ask you about that to. What will you tell Him?? Now can you see how stupid it is to interpret 1 Timothy literally?? Man in the 1 Timothy verse must mean husband as interpreted in the Greek or we have to deal with all the above. So a woman can't teach her husband now that makes more sense. In the home the husband is to lead and after Christ is the final authority and has the last say. That does not give him permission to be controlling and that does not mean a woman can't have an opinion and is to be walked all over like a doormat. Men and women are equal lets keep that in mind but in the home the man after Christ is the authority. Men are called to lead but not control. Besides I've seen what happens when a woman tries to lead the home. Whatever she wanted he gave without question. She wanted a new car he got her a new car. She wanted another kid she got another kid. She wanted a bigger house he gave her a bigger house. Well time went on and well he got fed up and to make a long story short they got divorced. Ya know I did think of him as a weak man for not leading the home as he should. I think if a man can't figure out how to lead then he shouldn't get married or have a family. But notice that its only in the family?? A man can't simply just take charge wherever he pleases. Women have freedoms and rights just like men do. Also I wish to point out that just because the Bible never says a certain woman was a Pastor doesn't mean it never happened. The Bible is silent on a alot of things. Silence can imply a whole lot. The Bible also doesn't say that Paul or the twelve disciples were baptized in water yet its assumed that they were. In Exodus 18 Jethro visits his son-in-law Moses and sees what Moses is doing and that's its just to much for him to handle and judicial system is born. Interestingly the qualifications to be a judge in Israel are similar to the overseer qualifications in the New Testament. In Deuteronomy 16:18 the judge system is reaffirmed and the people are given a task to appoint judges. Interestingly there is no mention of gender at all. Also there was Huldah the prophetess and representatives of both the King and Priests came to inquire of her implying that the King and the Priests had submit to the authority of her words. Again would GOD have her in that position if it were bad?? Colossians 4:14 shows Nympha as a hostess of a house Church. One is lead to assume from this verse that she is a Pastor. "Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task" 1 Timothy 3:1 NIV. Overseer means Pastor and interestingly nothing about gender at all it says whoever. The Bible also teaches that GOD does not play favorites. Unlike the Christian t-shirt I saw that said "Jesus loves you but I'm His favorite." Galations 3:28 and Acts 10:34 agree that GOD does not have favorites. So it really doesn't make sense to favor men for preaching over women as it makes men seem like GOD's favorite when GOD doesn't play favorites. If a woman can't preach then she also can't witness as witnessing is a form of preaching. This also means no more female teachers in Sunday school as they are preaching to children. This also means no more female teachers in youth ministry as they are preaching to both male and female teenagers. Women preachers are also a fulfillment of Bible prophecy and another sign of Christ's return which is talked about in Joel 2:28 and Acts 2:17-18. The Bible also declares that women will prophesy in 1 Corinthians 11:5. The word prophet means public expounder. The word prophesy means to speak forth or flow forth. The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 14:3 "But he that prophesieth speaketh unto MEN to edification, and exhortation and comfort." The dictionary says prophesy is to speak under divine inspiration to preach. Therefore we learn from the original translation, from the Bible interpretation, and from the dictionary, that to prophesy means more than to tell the future, but it is to speak publicly about the past, present, or future. It is to preach under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Why would GOD call women to that if its wrong??  GOD called and used women preachers in the Old Testament. DEBORAH - Judges 4:4-5.  Deborah was a Judge for both civil and criminal cases. She did the work of an evangelist, prophetess, Judge, and a preacher. God gave her authority over the mighty (Judges 5:13). MIRIAM - Exodus 15:20; Numbers 12:1; Micah 6:4. She was a Prophetess and a Song Leader in Israel. Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz's mother - Isaiah 8:3. She was a prophetess. God called and used women preachers in the New Testament. The first message of the Resurrection of Christ was spoken by women to a group of men. Anna - Luke 2:36-38. She must have prophesied in church, because she did not depart from the temple. Phillip had 4 daughters who prophesied. Acts 21:9. Priscilla assisted Paul in his revival meeting and even taught Apollos in the way of the Lord more perfectly. Paul commended Phoebe to the Church at Rome and requested that they assist her in her business. She was one of Paul's assistants in the work of the Lord and delivered the Book of Romans to the people from the hand of Paul. 1 Corinthians 14: 34-35 does not say anything about women preachers. If Paul intended this verse as a general rule to bar all women from speaking in church, then they cannot teach Sunday School, testify, pray, prophesy, sing, or even get saved, and this would contradict the rest of the Bible (Acts 2:4; Acts 2:16-18). "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13 ESV. Notice it says all things not just some things. It doesn't say can do all things but women all things but be a Pastor. It doesn't say that it says all things. And Jesus Himself said that with GOD all things are possible not And Jesus Himself said that with GOD all things are possible not just some things. That means if GOD wants a woman to be a Pastor then He'll make that happen cause with Him anything is possible not just some things. "There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male or female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus" Galatians 3:28 NIV. That doesn't mean we stop being male or female but that both are equal in GOD's eyes. "She speaks wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue" Proverbs 31:26 NIV. This is the Proverbs 31 woman the woman all women should aspire to be. GOD gave her that wisdom and instruction for a reason He didn't give it to her to play dumb. 1 Corinthians 12:7-14 says nothing at all about gender it doesn't say some gifts are just for men and some are just for women. "So GOD created mankind in His own image, in the image of GOD He created them; male and female He created them" Genesis 1:27 NIV. Another reminder that men and women are equal and created in the image of GOD. Neither one is inferior to the other... I also have some links on this subject , , and  please look if you want... This is my two cents worth. GOD bless you.