How Important Is Absolute TRUTH?

Are there any reasons why a rational human being would not want a TRUE Standard with which to measure ALL aspects of Life? Are there any reasons why a rational human being would believe that the establishment of a TRUE Standard is impossible?

Are there any human beings who do not choose a Standard by which they evaluate Life?

If ALL human beings have some Standard by which they live, by which they measure Right and Wrong, by which they feel confident enough to attempt each day’s adventure, and by which they lay their heads down to sleep at night in relative peace and safety, then is it reasonable to infer that Post-Modern Societal Deference to ALL other beliefs and belief systems is just a bunch of Hooey and sociological Hypocrisy?

The Insanity of The alleged-Enlightenment of Post-Modernism is rarely extended to ALL aspects of Life.

The Insane Post-Modernist Only Believes that Agnosticism is a sign of Maturity in areas adjacent to the subjects of GOD, spirituality, and the mysterious (which cannot be assessed by allegedly-scientific materialism!)

1. The Post-Modernist believes that he has an unalienable right to pursue what brings his Pleasure!
2. The Post-Modernist believes that he has an unalienable right to have his human needs met (i.e food, clothing, and a safe place to sleep.)
3. The Post-Modernist believes that he has an unalienable right to personal respect.
4. The Post-Modernist believes that he has an unalienable right to be protected from personal harm inflicted by others.
5. The Post-Modernist believes that he has an unalienable right to have his ideas heard in the Public Square!
6. The Post-Modernist believes that he has an unalienable right to Live and Let Live!
7. The Post-Modernist believes that he has an unalienable right to Marginalize as Individuals who Disagree with Him.
8. The Post-Modernist believes (without doubt) his belief in something makes it TRUE, and that his disbelief of something makes it False.

Thomas Paine in the opening line of the First Chapter of The Second Part of his quintessential work, The Age of Reason, makes this allegation.

IT has often been said that ‘any thing may be proved from the Bible’; but before any thing can be admitted as proved by Bible, the Bible itself must be proved to be true; for if the Bible be not true, or the truth of it be doubtful, it ceases to have authority, and cannot be admitted as proof of any thing.

The problem here is not LOGIC, but fallacious presupposition!

From the vantage-point of the NATURAL MAN and his Self-Misshaped Ability to Reason, THIS IS Admittedly Flawless LOGIC. Yet, THAT is where MAN’s Ability to Understand The Bible completely breaks-down! Personal Viewpoint is the lowest level of rationale for determining TRUTH, not the Highest…as consistently alleged!

On the one hand, Paine (and those who think as he does) empirically dismiss The Word of GOD as being “unproven TRUTH,” even though no GOD-called Preacher would ever “stand behind The Sacred Desk” without being convinced that The Bible IS in fact Absolute TRUTH,…without the slightest error, even to the lacking of the Hebraic “yod or tittle.”

In addition, Paine (and other such allegedly-reasonable humans) assert empirically that the Preacher is Wrong without ever demonstrating to thinking people the PROOF of their assurance that Non-Corporeal (e.g. “from outside the Universe”) TRUTH,…either CAN be proven or that disproof can be alleged “Beyond any Reasonable Doubt!”

Even my statement may be questioned by the World’s Great Artisans of Debate, but if such refutation be attempted, the very statement of my question must require a certain level of debatability that could cause one to pause to reflect, and consider!

Thought IS my Purpose! Defeating Humanists soundly when they have the “Home-Court Advantage” is NOT! ๐Ÿ™‚

How many blind men have the job of architect?

How many blind men have the position of umpire or referee? ๐Ÿ˜‰

How many blind men have ever been giving the privilege of driving an 18-wheeler, excluding “Whistler” in the movie, Sneakers?

Yet, spiritually blind men and women are increasingly given the job of leading our country to places that they can’t see; judging TRUTH when they themselves do not KNOW TRUTH; and defining Right & Wrong when they have no “yardsticks” by which to measure said concepts!

Thank You for taking the time to listen to me “make music with my metal cup against the bars of my cage…”

Mayhaps other SANE INMATES would like to join me in a chorus of “A Mighty Fortress IS Our GOD” as we wave at the Insane Keepers of The Asylum! :}

FUTILITY?

For now, but only on the surface…

When The LORD arrives and demands of me to confess to the World that I am truly Insane, then I will be more than glad to do so! However, I WILL be just as ready to read Proverbs 3:5-6 in The Authorized Version, if THAT is HIS Behest! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Justification: “God Makes Right What We made Wrong!”

Humans are so self-centered! We tend to see everything in our lives through the limited perspective of our own minds. If we see ourselves as “pretty good people, not having done all that much that is really wrong,” then we think that GOD ought to be pleased with us!

Well, sorry to offend you, but we ARE really wrong according to GOD’s Standards!

(BTW, when YOU create a temporal Universe, then I suppose YOU can be the Standard. Until that time of Human existence, YOU will just have to live by THE ABSOLUTE STANDARD decreed by The LORD GOD Almighty! ‘Kay? ‘Kay…)

JUSTIFICATION is the legal term connected to Case #0001, still pending in the lives of the many descendants of the original two co-conspirators, a male, known simply as Adam, and his wife, known simply as Eve.

The First Parents of Humankind were remanded to the Witness Stand in the Garden of Eden on the Day that The GOD of Glory appeared for HIS daily conversation with the man, yet the man was AWOL…

Judge: “Adam, YOU have been accused of violating the ONLY Rule of the Garden of Eden (sic. ‘Thou shalt not eat of the fruit
of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. For in the day that you eat of said fruit, YOU will surely die.’)”
Adam: “The woman (that YOU gave me) gave me the fruit, and I DID eat of it.”
Judge: “Eve, is this True? Did you give Adam the fruit to eat?”
Eve: “The serpent tricked me and tempted me! I eat of the fruit and I gave some of it to Adam!”

With GUILT confirmed, JUSTICE is swiftly applied! Satan in the form of the serpent, the Original Convict, was not permitted to speak to The Judge because his just conviction with its applied consequence for the Cosmic Original SIN. The following is the Sentencing Phase of THAT conviction as to the additional consequences of beguiling human co-conspirators.

Judge: “Serpent, because you beguiled the woman, you will now crawl on your belly and eat dust!”
Judge: “Eve, because you listened to the serpent and ate the fruit, you (and your female descendants) will all have painful childbirths and you are now reduced in rank to a lower official status on the chain-of-command!”
Judge: “Adam, because you have listened to Eve, and because you ate of the fruit, YOU will NOW have to WORK for a living, sweating-out some of your very life every day (since over 75% of the human body is water) until your dust is completely severed for THAT living moisture and returned to the ground in death, which is felt spiritually today, and will be felt physically at the end of a long a pain-filled life of constant decline.”
Judge: “Bailiff, escort the convicts out of The Garden, and bar-the-door with Fiery Swords. I have the little issue of making their prison uniforms from dead animal skins.”

Adam and Eve were quite prolific. They had a world full of descendants, most of which were worse than they were by all outward appearances, but one was stellar in character…for he loved GOD with all his heart. That man was Noah!

With Noah, three sons, and the four wives, The LORD started to rebuild the World with HIS chosen people, after the Judgment of The Global Flood. Yet, as The LORD knew that we would, we have once again become as corrupt as the humans of Noah’s Day!

In Conclusion,…
1. Man Sinned against the ONLY GOD, and HE IS HOLY!
2. Man’s SIN was Infinite in Cost and Eternal in Scope!
3. Man could NOT pay for his SIN by his own best efforts!
4. Man’s attempt to pay for his SIN by himself requires Eternity in HELL (because it can NEVER be fully paid by Man.)
5. GOD had the Plan in place to Pay for Man’s SIN before HE ever created the Earth!
6. Jesus, The SON of GOD, willingly chose to Pay the Price for Man’s SIN!
7. Jesus, being GOD, is the Quality of Sacrifice with the Character, Ability, and Rank to Fully Pay the Infinite Cost to the Eternal Scope of Man’s SIN in just a few hours one Friday!
8. Man receives this Gift of Salvation by Believing Jesus and the terms HE has Personally Stated by Life and by Lip, without any attempt on Man’s part to earn any of said Gift!

According to Romans 10:9-13,…

“9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

“10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

“11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

“12For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

“13For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Anyone who believes this TRUTH in his or her heart by the Work of The Holy Spirit is SAVED eternally, anticipating the glorious privilege of serving Jesus eternally as his or her LORD!

Judge (to such a person): “YOU are Acquitted! YOUR penalty has been PAID-IN-FULL by Jesus, My SON! YOUR Account is NOW Fully Justified!

“YOU are FREE to take your place as my indentured servant Forever…for your Ear got you into SIN in the first place at the Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil, but when I nailed Jesus to the Cross, I placed your Ear against the Doorpost of HIS Cross, and bored your Earlobe through with the Nails of HIS death. Since Jesus’ death, burial, and Resurrection have fully Paid your debt, This has, also, indebted you to ME Forever as My Personal Slave from the auction-block of SIN!

“Remember, Humans are ALL Slaves!

“Humans outside of Christ are slaves to their own passions while on Earth, and slaves to the penalty of their own sin Forever in HELL!

“However, Humans who are in Christ have been Freed from the tyranny of themselves and married to their benevolent DESPOT, Jesus, The LORD!

“Since this has become your case personally, CASE CLOSED!” ๐Ÿ™‚

HOLINESS: “Critical to Spiritual Health!”

Living openly as a Christian in the World of the Twenty-First Century is a terribly difficult proposition as well as being increasingly dangerous to spiritual health!

The LORD demands HOLINESS as the essential character trait of individuals who serve HIM in Eternity!

The Lost person can easily despair when this is truly comprehended…because anyone who is honest with himself or herself, including the Christian who actually wants to relate to The LORD according to HIS terms, realizes that a human can NEVER attain to the Perfection & HOLINESS of The LORD’s Righteous Standard by anything that this human has the ability to do or to say!

This Requirement for SALVATION is solved by the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ!

Jesus Christ provides HOLINESS to the PROUD-SINNER who REPENTS (i.e. turns 180 degrees from SIN and SELF to HOLINESS in CHRIST.)

The Believer in Jesus Christ is reckoned innocent for Jesus paid our HELL six hours one Friday!
Now GOD will not violate the Jurisprudence of Double Jeopardy toward the Believer in Jesus Christ!

However, The Holy Spirit of GOD Who resides in the heart/the spirit of every true Christian CAN be both Grieved and Quenched! The Holy Spirit will not empower and assure the Christian who is living in SIN that both The LORD and the Believer knows without doubt.

Is It Finished?

“Is it Finished,” as He said,
when Jesus died for me?
Did He die for ev’ry sin,
to Free Eternally?

Why do I sin though hate it firm,
and agonize to flee?
Why do I miss the matchless charm,
of Christ Who died for me?

When will I find the place of rest,
to stand, not fall again?
When will I KNOW I’ll stand each test,
defeat my ev’ry sin?

It’s Finished when I see that Christ,
doth live and die for me!
It’s Finished when I know He prized,
my Life Eternally!

It’s Finished while we wait the time,
of sin’s last crushing blow!
It’s Finished as our Hopes Sublime,
Look Up for cause to go!

It’s Finished though the Justice Scales,
be weighted toward the Wrong!
It’s Finished ’til Ol’ Gabriel sails,
to trump with Savior’s Song!

We’re Finished when we rest unmoved,
by human kith and kin!
We’re Finished for God’s Final Word,
is Jesus, LORD o’er Sin! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Miller of a Gracious Life…

(This Tribute to Diane Teel Miller was created during her funeral in order to process my own grief…for poetry has been The LORD’s gracious Gift to me for the expression, the feeling, the releasing of grief…throughout my life.

If my writing during solemn occasions ever gives the appearance of disrespect, and any slight lack of solemnity, I DO humbly beg your forgiveness, and pray that when you read what I have written, never again will these issues be a concern to anyone. SCH)
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The Woman who works daily on,
is one who comforts all,
Her Husband, friends, and both her sons,
could trust her loving call!

She lived more life in sixty years,
than most who live one hundred,
Her work each day – blood, sweat & tears,
found peace beyond all dread!

We work as though we bear Life’s weight,
but KNOW the weight is HIS,
Makes Philippians 2:13 so Great,
and Earth a Taste of BLISS!

To LOVE The LORD with ALL our hearts,
supremely o’er all else,
Makes secondary loves impart,
the best that Life can tell!

When Lifetime LOVES do draw towards Christ,
their hearts draw closer, too!
That when our lives KNOW Parting’s slice,
there lingers, “I Love You!”

The Days of Tears are made to pass,
but Life will NEVER end,
The Loves Sealed in the LORD do last,
in Glory without sin!

The LORD has blessed her fruitful hands,
her works are Worship’s Deeds,
The LORD controls through Sovereign Plan,
yet cries as HIS Heart Bleeds!

(John 11:35; Proverbs 31:10-31)
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Lamentations 3:19-26, KJV,…

” 19Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall.

20My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me.

21This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.

22It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.

23They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

24The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

25The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.

26It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.”

Humbly Submitted by Jay O’Toole (aka Stan Haselton) ๐Ÿ™‚graciousmiller31

Dr. Michael A. Guido Goes To Be With the LORD!

(This is a re-post of the Home Page of the Guido Gardens in order to bring this important information to a wider audience.)

http://www.guidogardens.com/m…

“The Sower turns 94!

Candler Countyโ€™s most famous citizen, โ€œThe Sower,โ€ Dr. Michael Guido celebrated his 94th birthday with a reception on Friday afternoon, Jan. 30, at Guido Studios. Despite a recent illness and an extended stay in the hospital, Dr. Guido was out and about, speaking with guests and accepting well wishes and birthday greetings from those in attendance.”

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Dr. Guido Goes To Be With The LORD… (This is my title for the main article currently on the Home Page…)

“Michael Guido, known affectionately around the world as “The Sower” is now in heaven rejoicing with old friends and new acquaintances whom he met for the first time as a result of his life-long ministry.

Quietly, on Saturday February 21st after a final, peaceful day in Candler County Hospital, and surrounded by family and friends, at 9 PM he slipped gently and gracefully into the presence of His Lord and Saviour.

His life was grounded in a selfless ministry which he shared completely with his beloved Audrey, his wife of sixty-six years. Together they traveled extensively throughout the United States, conducting evangelistic crusades until they were involved in a near-fatal automobile accident.

Following a lengthy stay in an Atlanta hospital God moved in their hearts to begin a radio ministry while returning to Metter, Georgia.

From that seemingly simple decision, a radio program is now broadcast on 435 radio stations and has evolved into a television ministry that is carried on one hundred television stations as well as cable and satellite systems and the Armed Forces Radio and Television Network.

Each month nearly 32,000 homes receive Sower publications, and the popular “Seeds From the Sower” is published in over 1,500 newspapers. Wikipedia states that Metter, Georgia, “may best be known as the home of โ€˜The Sowerโ€™ who has delivered short evangelical Public Service Announcements on late-night television shows nationwide for decades.

His studios are located at Guido Gardens, where a large holiday light show takes place each Christmas season. The multiple camera angles and delightful introduction music in his commercials are of high acclaim.”

Although 94 years old at the time of his death, Mr. Guido was working on three new projects. One was a cartoon strip for children, another was a crisis ministry intervention team that would be available to respond to accidents, natural disasters and emergency situations wherever they occur. However, his most important concern in the last moments of his life was for his Guido Center for Christian Training.

He deeply believed that training others to do what he did in ministry and in serving His Lord would be the greatest legacy he could leave. His final vision was to construct a classroom for the Center and name it the Audrey F. Guido Educational Building. In fact, the final prayer that he prayed in public with two of his friends was that “God would give me this mountain to train soul-winners.”

To accomplish his dream, the Ministry is suggesting that donations to build the facility be made to the Guido Evangelistic Association in lieu of flowers.

There was a viewing of Dr. Guido in the Hamstra Worship Center on the campus of Guido Gardens on Saturday, February, 28, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. A service of praise and worship for the countless “Friends of the Sower” was held on Sunday, March 1, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. in a tent erected on the Campus. “Mr. Michael” is survived by his wife, Audrey and Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Guido, his brother and “sister-in-love”. “Larry” is his successor and the president of the Guido Evangelistic Association.”

http://webcasts.lifetributes….

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THE MICHAEL GUIDO STORY – Paperback – United States Congressman Jack Kingston relates, “This book is a fascinating American story and a Christian pilgrimage. It should be required reading for all Christians, but everybody can benefit from his story.”

George Beverly Shea shares, “A loving God sends someone like Michael Guido across our pathway to help us in our spiritual journey. What an inspiration he has been to me and to countless others as he tells the ‘Old, Old Story of Jesus and His love.'” This is a great book. You will enjoy each page! Price: $7.00 each.

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“NEW GUIDO TRAINING CENTER NOW OPEN

An entirely new program to train individuals in Christian ministry began on January 5, 2009 on the campus of the Guido Evangelistic Association.

The Center replaces the Michael Guido School of Evangelism at Brewton-Parker College and expands the curriculum and offer instruction in Biblical Studies, Pastoral Ministry and Church Leadership. The basic program of study will be the Certificate in Biblical Studies which may be completed in one year. Upon completion of the Certificate program, students will then qualify for the other programs which will begin in 2010.

Two classes for the second term in the Guido Center for Christian Training are scheduled to begin on March 16 and 19, 2009. The class “Evangelism and Discipleship” will meet on Monday evenings for nine weeks. Rev. Danny Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Lyons is the teacher.

Rev. Williams is well known, recognized and respected for his evangelistic zeal and churches he has planted in several states, including Alaska. “Introduction to the New Testament” will be taught by Dr. Al Wright, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Waynesboro, Georgia. Dr. Wright has taught many and various classes for different colleges and is an excellent exegetical preacher and teacher and is well versed in the languages of the New Testament. His enthusiasm for understanding and applying the truths of the New Testament to every day Christian living is most inspiring.

There will be an open house and information session with faculty and students on March 7, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. This event will bring together students from previous classes as well as instructors and provide an opportunity for individuals to learn about the Center, its mission and ministry. Tuition for each class is $125.00 which includes the textbook and all materials.”

Where Will You Spend Eternity?

“Wake-Up Call!”

“Repent, and Believe The Gospel!”

REPENT = Do a complete 180 of belief in your heart of hearts (i.e. The Deepest Part of Yourself,…Where You are Really You!)

The 180-Turn requires that you STOP disagreeing of The LORD Jesus with regards to the condition of your heart and your Life, and START agreeing with Jesus (and Only Jesus!)

The Condition of your Heart is DEAD, Absolutely & Irrevocably DAMNED, except for the saving work of Jesus Christ is your Heart. (Jesus pays our Sin because only HE can! Jesus makes us judicially PERFECT because only HE can!)

The GOSPEL (i.e. Greatest Good News)= Jesus died! Jesus was buried! Jesus rose again on the third day! ALL of this according to the Scriptures (i.e. The Holy Bible!)

Key Verse: 15:3-4
โ€œFor what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures….”

Believe it! This is your ONLY HOPE!

“Complete” (Parachute Band)