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Atheist Envy… Featuring Phil Kulis

Posted in Phil Kulis with tags , , , , , on January 16, 2019 by paulthepoke

With atheists, it’s never about wanting to understand God. It’s about wanting to be like God.

Proverbs 14:30 A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.

Envy is ugly. Envy says, “I want what you have. But because I can never have what you have, I will destroy you and your ability to have it.” It’s not enough for atheists to realize they’re not God. They have to try to tear down those who believe in God.

Envy is behind the oldest lie in the book; “You won’t really die,” and “you shall be like God”. You’re wrong on both counts. Someday you will die, and no, you won’t be like God because you are powerless.

Understand this atheists. You who can’t comprehend the microcosm, the macrocosm, eternity, consciousness or Life. You don’t have a big enough brain to understand who or what God is.

You want God brought down to fit inside your tiny little brain because you lack the ability to expand your mind.

If God could be defined and fully comprehended by mere human beings then He wouldn’t be God.

Romans 1:28-32 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.

Pride…I Know Best

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 9, 2015 by paulthepoke

Pride is the intention of the heart that is in contrast to the will of God.

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As men, we like to put things together. We like to build, assemble, fix stuff, do it yourself projects, and in general tinker. The challenge lies in that can we complete the task correctly without reading the directions! Do we have the skill and problem solving ability to do it on our own? Who needs directions, we are men! This is the attitude of self-reliance, individualism. We jump in, we separate the parts. We analyze what goes where. One hour later, the project is not completed. We are frustrated, irritated, and crabby. We might say and do things we will later regret. Then we remember. If all else fails, read the directions. If we would have set aside our pride and arrogance from the beginning, we might not have needlessly suffered the personal frustration. And we may have spared someone else from our short comings. It is this same pride that prevents us from turning to God’s word and His will for us. Man often thinks that his way is better than God’s way. He is the creator of the universe. He gave us the handbook for life’s trials in the Bible. He programmed us and He knows what is best for us. The issue is, will we set aside our pride and submit to God’s will?

In Scripture, there are many words that are synonymous with pride. Some of these include arrogance, haughtiness, grandeur, loftiness, pomp, strut, and swelling. This attitude is not one that God cares for.

Proverbs 16:5, Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; assuredly, he will not be unpunished.

Satan’s pride and mental attitude cost him his appointed position by God in Ezekiel 28:17. He was proud because of his beauty. God knew Satan’s attitude in Isaiah 14:13-14, Satan’s five “I will” statements. Satan wanted to be like God. He wanted to do it his way and not God’s way. Satan believed he could accomplish great things outside of the will of God. This attitude, ultimately, does not work out well for Satan. He had it all, a position of power, perfection, wealth, and wisdom. Yet, his pride caused him to fall.

It is our nature to turn away from God and try to do it ourselves. In general, we do not want any help.

Isaiah 53:6, All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way. Without God’s direction, we are without hope. Doing things our way, is not effective.

http://paulthepoke.com/2012/07/29/ezekiel-2812-19-pride-original-sin/

http://paulthepoke.com/2012/08/05/results-of-pride/

Proverbs 14:12, There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.

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