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Trump/Pence

July 16, 2016

I don’t know if you saw the Trump and Pence speeches this morning, but I’m very impressed. They were very specific about their great plans to “Make America Great Again”. I can see why Trump chose Pence over Newt. He has a great executive history of accomplishments as well as a fighter in congress. If these guys win, I can see a patriotic feeling emerging again in America, as they set a new tone of accomplishment. I like what they stand for and their desire to achieve those things and their proven record to do so, both on the business and political fronts, as opposed to Obama and Hillary, who have been failures in every way. Now the job is that the messages that they said today have to be delivered over and over through ads, interviews and debates. If they do that, I won’t be surprised if Hillary doesn’t even win one state.

Dennis

“Our lives begin to end
the day we become silent
about the things that matter most.”
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King

http://www.LighthouseBooksAndMusic.com

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Women as sex objects

May 9, 2016

The most hard to believe error of the current culture is seeing women as sex objects … and that modern women have allowed that to happen.

Here’s what I mean. If a man walks away from a sexual encounter, nothing bad can happen to him (except maybe guilt). But a woman could end up with a human being growing in her body. That’s something that she can’t walk away from. Yes, an abortion can erase that. But what a horrible experience and expense to have to go through for a one time sexual encounter. And it will leave an emotional and spiritual scar that will last for many years. Why would a woman risk that?

The answer to that is that she is trying to live out her biological drive for sex. But she’s living it out unnaturally without a marriage to support it and a mutual desire with her mate for children. And how did women allow their bodies to be drugged against its nature with birth control pills? It’s unnatural and insane that all of that has transpired in the culture. And what about the men who without conscience are willing to take advantage of women like that? Yes, the sex drive is VERY powerful. But the right thing to do is to do what the Bible says, “If your blood boils, get married.

The women of the ‘50s didn’t have this problem. There was no sex allowed unless there was a marriage. And marriage was gradually built up to with these gradual stages: going around, then going steady, a lot of romance, then engaged, and a lifelong commitment in marriage. And family and friends had to approve. In that way, a woman’s biological nature was supported, both by the culture via the Hays Code, and that sex outside of marriage was frowned upon as sin, and by her family and friends. (BTW, this is a great argument against evolution in that it shows that not only are we not evolving, we are devolving.)

BTW, I did have sex when I was 15, but I had to find a liberal girl who was proving her freedom by doing it (although it still was difficult for her). But she did end up having her heart broken because a natural guy wouldn’t feel secure with a girl who has sex outside of marriage. But guys will press girls to have sex to test them to see if they are responsible stewards of their biological trust. I probably would have married her, but it wasn’t legal at that age, and I did not feel secure with a liberal woman. (I did end up getting married at 17 to another girl, but had to go to Nevada to do it.)

BTW, as to when to have sex, it is interesting to note that Mary had Jesus when she was 14 (but not that she had sex). And that pretty much has been the norm historically throughout the rest of the world. My axiom about sex as a teenager is this: If God didn’t intend for teens to have sex, then He goofed by giving them strong hormones at that age. So then, if we’re not supposed to have sex until we are married, and yet marriage isn’t legal until 18, and yet the entertainment industries heavily promote sex … who is wrong, God or the current culture?

Easter song

March 25, 2016
(An Easter song I just wrote)
 
Easter – The Bridge to a Perfect God
Easter – The Bridge to a Perfect God
Easter – The Bridge to a Perfect God
 
The proven reality of Jesus’s life and story is perfect.
Total courage to be totally pure.
Who today would do that?
Who today even knows what that looks like?
 
He was killed for it.
Killed for it.
But then resurrected.
And that’s how death was conquered.
 
Now it’s one on one. Acts 10:34 and 35.
Alignment with Him in heart and mind and
actions and words, makes a person free,
and for eternity.
 
Easter – The Bridge to a Perfect God
Easter – The Bridge to a Perfect God
Easter – The Bridge to a Perfect God

46,471 Overdose deaths in 2013. Why?

November 7, 2015

46,471 Overdose deaths in 2013. Why?
By Dennis Marcellino

“Drug overdose deaths are the leading cause of injury death in the United States, ahead of motor vehicle deaths and firearms (deaths),” the Drug Enforcement Agency announced on Wednesday.

Bill O’Reilly asked 2 PhD psychologists on his show tonight why people are so unhappy now, to the point where they are rioting (actually whining) in the streets, whereas this didn’t happen during more dire times in the first half of the last century when the character of people in general was more civil, reverent and responsible. They gave ineffective political spins and really had no clue as to why. Why? Because they are handcuffed by the secularism in the mainstream … particularly in the field of psychology. And psychiatry is even worse in that instead of just relying on analysis (and having no real solutions), they throw drugs at the symptoms.

So then what is the explanation as to why there are so many overdoses? It’s what I just alluded to – the mainstream is handcuffed by their secular viewpoint and therefore are forced to exclude God out of the solution. That’s unfortunate because God offers the only effective solution. And I make that statement after having tried on the world’s solutions when I was having emotional, alcohol and drug problems.

I wholeheartedly tried 20 different approaches to truth, lifestyle and problem solving, but none of them worked … until I turned my life over to Jesus and did what He and the rest of the Bible said to do. That worked … and has been working for 33 years now ☺

And let me spell out some specific points as to why it worked.
In the Bible God promises to see to it that our basic needs are taken care of.

Matthew 6:25-33 25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
He also promises peace.

Philippians 4:6-8, 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
And the Bible says that we can be content in all circumstances.

Philippians 4:12, I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

Is God then a liar? No. And I say that not only from personal experience and the testimony of many others, but I also prove the Bible to be an inerrant book of truth in my book THE PROOF that God exists and the Bible is True (www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com).

And in my program at http://www.AddictionFreeForever.com, I show how a person can come to a place of peace, strength and confidence (which I’ve been experiencing for 33 years, and so have many others who have done my program). I italicized “I’ve” in that sentence because I don’t the put peace, strength and confidence in my heart. That had to (and has to) be done for me (for which I’m very grateful). I don’t have that kind of power ultimately. That is, we can’t just live any old way and expect those things to appear in our heart. God has to do it. My program just shows a person the step by step process to take that will cause God to do it. In fact if we live “any old way” that is outside of God’s ways, God then puts other things in our heart to correct us – like guilt, pain, fear and conviction – which people then try to bury them and push them out of consciousness with various forms of addiction.

Unfortunately, many people don’t come to that understanding though, and suffering and hopelessness lead them to overdose. But the old saying is true … “No God, no peace; Know God, know peace.” So now that I found out how to have that knowing, it would be selfish of me to not spread it. And that’s what motivates me.

Another interesting thing to recognize out of all of this is how it affects economics, which is a big point in the presidential debates. Just refer back to the verses that I said. God promises that ANYBODY’S finances will be taken care of IF a person is obedient to God and His ways and make Him and them their #1 priority.

Therefore, what I see over and over that people are missing in the debates and on TV is that they aren’t recognizing THE solution (to economics, marriage, and inner peace) and they are left to just listen to the ineffective ramblings of psychology professionals and other TV discussions … which then leads them to be hopeless and seek comfort in addictions when their advice doesn’t take away their negative experiences. The statistics don’t lie.

Therefore, this country will never straighten out its problems until we recognize and obey our Creator.

So, bravo to the Christians who are running for office who understand this and are courageous enough to vocalize it (as best they can) in spite of the criticisms they encounter. That at least leads in the right direction.

Byline:
Dennis Marcellino’s books, DVDs and CDs can be seen at http://www.LighthouseBooksAndMusic.com.

Regarding Charles Darwin Day

February 13, 2015

There are people who go to school (including colleges) and just absorb what is being taught there (as well as what’s in the media) and then blindly repeat it as truth. (Regurgitaters). They are the modern equivalents of flat earthers. And if you press them, most of them will become insulting and name calling. Then there are others who think out and question and study everything to the nth degree and address any apparent flaws. (Innovators). Anybody who “believes in” evolution has not personally researched it to the nth degree, at which point they’d not only realize that there is no proof for it, but the proof is against it. For that proof see my book “THE PROOF that God exists and the Bible is true”, and also Episode 2 of my DVD series “Proven Answers To Life’s Biggest Questions.” Both can be seen at http://www.LighthouseBooksAndMusic.com.

Proverbs 9 and family gatherings

December 19, 2014

Proverbs 9:7-9, “Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse. Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you. Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning.”
Matthew 10:13-14, “If the house is worthy, give it your blessing of peace. But if it is not worthy, take back your blessing of peace. Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.”

“Shake off the dust of your feet”—”for a testimony against them,” as Mark and Luke add (Mr 6:11; Lu 10:11). By this symbolical action they vividly shook themselves from all connection with such, and all responsibility for the guilt of rejecting them and their message. Such symbolical actions were common in ancient times.

When combining these verses, particular wisdoms emerge.

(1) It is innate (and good) for us to want to correct each other and help each other grow.
(2) Some people have tendencies that have been labeled as “generational curses”. (Perhaps you’ve experienced bad manifestations of this at family gatherings.)
(3) Some of those people recognize those bad tendencies within themselves and decide that they want these bad tendencies to end with themselves. So they do the psychological, emotional and spiritual “work” (self-reflection, Bible study, self control, etc.) that will transform them and erase the curses. (“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2) They are the ones who are open to good Proverbs 9 corrections because they find good purpose in transformation. And the end goal of that work is that they are just nice and positive and fulfilled all of the time.
(4) But others are defensive and have “eraser phrases” (e.g. “You think that you know more than me?” “You think that you are perfect?”, etc.) that just continue the curses. Or they take things that you say personally and not just as intelligent analysis, and you end up in an uncomfortable emotional psychodramatic trap. These people fall into the “wicked/mocker” category in Proverbs 9. It is wise then to recognize that an intelligent conversation with these people is not possible (after a number of tries) and therefore the “dust on the heels” verse needs to be applied. Perhaps not totally, for the sake of family gatherings, but at least to the point where you recognize not to correct or even give a statement that might be taken as a correction or criticism. These people are not capable of engaging in deep, exploratory conversations (which for the intelligent, peaceful person are fun) and therefore it is unwise to try to have one of those with them. But those kinds of conversations are God mandated and therefore are our natural tendency. And shallow conversations might be boring. Therefore, unfortunately, that kind of person we need to for the most part shut out of our radar, because even shallow conversations will lead to depth for a deep person.
(5) Therefore, just hang out with nice people who gravitate towards depth, and be nice and deep yourself.
(6) And if you must associate with toxic people (e.g. for family or work reasons), recognize their buttons, don’t push them, and decide whether or not you can play by their rules.
(7) Keep pursuing God and His ways as we participate in our own sanctification process 🙂

Countering the anti-Christmas, atheist billboard

December 4, 2014

(Here is an article I just had published)

Countering the anti-Christmas, atheist billboard
By Dennis Marcellino

If you haven’t seen this, there is an atheist billboard in a number of cities that has a little girl saying:

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to skip church! I’m too old for fairy tales.

Really? That’s what a little girl would write to Santa for? That would be the top wish of her heart?

And there are MANY atheist billboards, which you can see at: https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1203&bih=601&q=atheist+billboard&oq=Atheist+bill&gs_l=img.1.0.0l2j0i5l4j0i24l3.1687.7204.0.11309.12.11.0.1.1.0.51.495.11.11.0….0…1ac.1.59.img..0.12.493.arQZc7P_zxk

If I had the money or the backers, countering this would be easy. I would put up a billboard nearby that would say:

An atheistic stance is logically and scientifically impossible!

Church is good … and Jesus is all good.
And therefore He is worth celebrating at Christmas.

There IS scientific PROOF that
God exists and the Bible is true!

http://www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com
http://www.SpreadingGod.com

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