Love One and Hate the Other

If you love Jesus, hate what put Him on the cross. Loving Him means hating sin.

O you who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord , O you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name!
Psalms 97:10-12

Urgent: Call LA Congress Now

UPDATE May 23rd: The hearing for the Pastor Protection Bill HB 597 is set for 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 24, in the Judiciary B Committee room at the Capitol. I have been informed that there may be members on the committee opposed to the bill.  It will take only 4 votes to kill it! Here is a List of every Senator who is currently on this committee.  Contact them TODAY and let them know that you, your church, and others will be watching this closely and that you want them to SUPPORT the Pastor Protection Bill HB 597.

UPDATE: April 20th. Alright guys, with the bill passing the House it’s time to bring our fight to the Senate.  Here is the contact information for our state senators. Here is the link to find the one in your district. Tell them to pass the Pastor Protection Bill!

UPDATE: 7PM. The bill passed 97-0! A lot of the arguments against it fell flat. Praise the Lord!

UPDATE 5:30pm central: The bill is now being discussed.  Here is where we are in the house agenda. Here is the live feed.

Today, April 19th, after 1pm the Lousiana House of Representatives is voting on a Bill to protect Pastors from being arrested for practicing their faith. Please contact your Louisiana State House Representative and inform them to vote yes for HB597 – The Pastor Protection Bill.  This a bill that will protect Pastors like me from imprisonment and penalty for refusing to participate in or officiate weddings that are a violation of our beliefs. The LGBT community will be there to oppose the bill so they can continue to force people to violate their conscience and force them to submit to their beliefs. Something they claim all the time that they don’t do. Yet why would they fight a bill that prevents something they say they would never do?

Here is a list of Louisiana House Representatives Contact information. Find the one in your district, call and e-mail him or her. Tell them to Vote Yes on HB597.

Thank you all for your support.

Belief in God Really Does Make You More Moral

by: Jared Berry

On countless occasions I have heard atheists argue that religion doesn’t make you any more moral. They often argue that religion has no moral benefit whatsoever and is a net negative drag on society. They often make these claims choosing to ignore the countless positive influences of religion like charitable organizations (Samaritans Purse, SBC Disaster Relief, Salvation Army, etc.). If you look closely you will find that much of their argument is philosophical rather than factual. In fact, darwinian atheists believe in an evolutionary benefit at some point for every trait we see, yet somehow come to conclude that religion is just a useless fluke that made it in there somewhere. The term “meme” of internet fame, was invented by leading atheist Richard Dawkins just so he could eliminate religion (and other cultural elements) as an evolutionary biological development and thus not have to acknowledge a benefit [1]. This concept has been critized by other scientists as a pseudoscientific attempt to explain away religion and as just plain bad science [2].

In this LA Times article you will see a scientific study providing evidence that belief in God actually does make you more moral, especially when nobody is looking. According to the study it’s not just belief in any God, but in an “omniscient, moral-judging and punitive main deity” (Aka a singularly dominant, all knowing God with moral standards) that yields moral improvement. That sounds a lot like the God of my Bible. This article goes on to explain how belief in this type of God was likely a critical component in the development of advanced civilizations.

So much for religion being useless and detrimental… You guys need Jesus… literally… we all do. 🙂

[1] Wikipedia – Meme “Origins”
[2] Wikipedia – Meme “Criticism of meme theory”