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Quote of Note

Billy Graham's Prayer For Our Nation

: 'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.
We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

We have killed our unborn and called it choice.

We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.

We have abused power and called it politics.

We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free.
: Amen!'

Who is Jesus


Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Secret: Not!

For some months now there has been a book on the New York Times best seller list. The book is The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. It has been featured on "Oprah" and now has a DVD. In a sentence the book says,"If you can think it you can have/achieve it" It is the metaphysical version of "Name it, Claim it" prayer, along with reverse of Paul saying, "that which I fear will overtake me" She claims that by thinking positively one can obtain their desires. She calls it the 'law of attraction' : you attract what you think.
Paul and the Name it Claim its' know that they are dealing with spiritual forces and apply God's principles, of faith and will, to their petitions thereby assuring the outcome will by a Holy one. Byrne on the other hand creates a superstition or spiritual void that can be filled by any spirit and at a price to be named latter!
Rhonda Byrne also admits that some of the origins of her ideas came from a 1910 book the Science of Getting Rich. The real origins of this thought go all the way back to the Garden of Eden!
"In the beginning God created..." What he created was reality and truth. Along with that creation came physical and spiritual laws. Lucifer, not content with that reality, sought to be worshipped as God was. He enticed Adam and Eve with this lie (alternate reality), " you won't really die, God has just withheld a secret from you, he knows that when you eat of the fruit, you will become like GODS". Now I already quoted that God was a creator of all the is including reality, truth, and Law. That also makes him Supreme Judge.
Ever since the fall from grace, man has in the spirit of Lucifer sought to create their own reality, with their own rules, and judge others. The consequence, for these acts of self deification, is still spiritual death, followed by physical death, and judgement by God.
Rhonda's book is just an invitation from that old serpent to take a bite of the fruit we were told to leave alone. The Serpent has temporarily lent her some of his slaves, to praise and worship her, and bring offerings ($$$), and create the illusion of truth in her borrowed altered reality. In the end she will have to face, the truth that, she cannot think away death, or the face of judgement. The doubt, and expectation of ultimate judgement, she shares with, her mentor and master, Lucifer.
The Secret is not worth the price.

also check out this post on the subject