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The Confusion is Enormous

According to evolutionary doctrine, a mindset which controls the world’s academic community, man is simply an animal. The idea of being made in the likeness and image of God never enters the conversation. This mindset opens the door for various levels of confusion.
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The Confusion is Enormous

7/21/2016 (Topic#: 1584)

Temporary.  That’s a single word that describes this temporal globe and all its inhabitants.  II Corinthians 4:16-18:

16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

18 While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Time is the enemy of this life, but a glorious promise unto the blood-bought is recorded in Revelation 10:5-6:

5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

I think many of the super-rich of this world investing in research and what they call “moonshot technologies” have the literal goal of cheating aging and death. Surely it has come to their minds that they will soon die and leave this earth as they entered.  Job, once one of the world’s richest men, framed it well in Job 1:21:

And said, Naked came I out of my mother''s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

At death’s transition point, the rich man and the poor man’s goods are no longer theirs.  When you and I die, the monopoly money will not pass over.  However, do keep in mind that wealth may not pass with us, but we can send it on ahead.  Matthew 6:19-21:

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Every man and woman has the opportunity to open a heavenly wealth account—not wealth as this temporal world measures, but as everlasting souls and crowns to be laid down at the feet of Christ, the King of Glory.  This all becomes possible at the place Jesus calls born again (John 3:3).  Has that happened to you?  Have you been born again—literally born a second time, this time of the Spirit of God?  Everything changes today.  Today is the day to be free of sin and shame and its bondages.  Today is the beginning of your eternal promise where there will be time no longer.  Today is your day of salvation.  Click onto “Further With Jesus” for childlike instructions and immediate entry into the Kingdom of God.  NOW FOR TODAY’S SUBJECT. 

GOD SAID, Ezra 9:6-7:

6 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.

7 Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.

GOD SAID, Daniel 9:4-8:

4 And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;

5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:

6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

7 O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.

8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.

GOD SAID, I Corinthians 14:33:

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

MAN SAID: I will not submit myself to the rigors of Christianity.  It’s narrow-minded bigotry.  Who we love is not their God’s business. 

Now THE RECORD: Confusion of face.  How does confusion of face become part of one’s life and how can I be rid of it?  In the beginning, confusion of face began when a second, competing voice was given ear.  At the very beginning, only the Creator’s—only God’s—voice was heard.  Adam and Eve were immortal and lived in Paradise.  One day, a second voice—Satan’s voice—was heard and confusion began.  Our grandparents embraced the second voice, the voice of confusion.  Their immortality was lost and they were booted out of Paradise, where they began to eat bread as a result of the sweat of their faces (Genesis 3:19). 

Displacing this carnal life’s confusion is really a matter of reducing all issues to just one voice: the voice of the God of the Bible.  I need to know, is this ancient book actually the truth?  Is this book of zero tolerance the seat of unalterable truth?  Welcome to GodSaidManSaid feature article 804 that, for the 804th time, will certify the inerrant truth found in your majority-text Authorized King James Version of the Holy Bible.  All of these powerful features are archived here in text and streaming audio for the building-up of the faith and as a platform from which to convince the gainsayers.  Every Thursday eve, God willing, they grow by one.  Thank you for visiting today.  May the face of our God shine upon you with Light and Truth. 

When the unalterable truth of God’s Word is cast off, confusion and every evil work are the outcomes.  Several excerpts from previous GodSaidManSaid features set the stage:

▶ GodSaidManSaid, “Confusion of Face:”

It’s simply not possible to reject a commandment of God without suffering the curse. It is necessary to repeat here that all commandments of God have inherent within them a blessing or a curse.  Because God’s directives are founded on perfect science, those who obey enjoy the benefits of doing the right thing.  Those who disobey reap the curse of doing the wrong thing.  It really is that simple. 

Those looking for proof of God and His inerrant Bible need look no further.  The results of man’s disregard for God’s commandments play out as a gigantic scientific field study—statistics and all

The condition that permeates a society that has rejected the commandments of God is known Biblically as “confusion of face.”  From the very beginning, Satan has contradicted the commandments of God: appealing to the carnal desires of man, literally destroying the lives and damning the eternal souls of the sons of Adam.  In these last days, he is succeeding in his seditious efforts at a frantic pace.  The very first social structures established by God, the man-woman and husband-wife relationship, is being dismantled.   We are watching the tenants of God’s original societal structure disintegrate right before our eyes.  In the U.S.A., we no longer know which bathroom to use.  Confusion of face abounds. [End of quotes]

 ▶ GodSaidManSaid, “Divorce:”

The cost of divorce and the resulting broken homes is enormous. The more data that''s evaluated, the more colossal the cost of divorce becomes. The broken hearts, broken dreams, the confusion, the devastation of the children, the custody battles, the huge financial strain, the stress, the embarrassment, the brokenhearted parents, and more are all part of the sordid legacy of divorce, surely confusion of face.

Those considering divorce in their quest for love and happiness should beware. According to psychologist Howard Markman from the University of Denver, "Some who divorce think it will make them happier. But people who are depressed and anxious often attribute that to a bad marriage. Then they get divorced and carry it with them." Some proof of Markman''s comments are second marriage divorce rates, which are 55 to 60 percent, versus the first-time rate of 50 percent. Should it be a surprise that utopia scarcely exists?

The following excerpt is from an article by J. Siegel published in The Jerusalem Post:

Warning: Divorcing your spouse when your children are young can be hazardous to their long-term mental health.

This appears to be the message of a new study on the effects of divorce on clinical depression in children many years later.

The researchers found that the chances of developing clinical depression as an adult are up to three or four times higher among those whose parents divorced before they reached the age of nine than among those whose parents stayed together. Among the mental disorders the researchers looked for was clinical depression and manic depression (bi-polar disorder) that requires treatment with drugs.

The researchers, whose study will soon be published in Molecular Psychology, also examined the records of patients whose parents died when they were children: They were not markedly more likely to develop depression than the population at large. [End of quote]

The subtitle in Prevention Magazine''s article reads, "Staying Married Could Be the Happiest Solution." The following excerpt is from that article:

Before you file for divorce, consider some surprising news from the University of Chicago: In studies of 700 miserable, ready-to-split spouses, researchers found that two-thirds of those who stayed married were happy 5 years later.

They toughed out some of the most difficult problems a couple can face, including alcoholism, infidelity, financial straits, and serious illness. Their strategy? A mix of stubborn commitment, a willingness to work together on issues, and a healthy lowering of expectations. The added benefit? They avoided the financial and emotional stresses of divorce, which can be significant whether you have children or not.  [End of quote]

The devastations of divorce on a family are horrendously far reaching. The God of the Bible knew the terrible consequences of divorce and placed great limitations on the grounds for divorce.

For those who choose to marry, selecting a spouse will be one of the most critical decisions of your life. One should approach marriage as a once-in-a-lifetime event. If, in the back of your mind, divorce is an option, when times get tough, you''re likely to exercise that option. Times will get tough. But the vast majority of those who reject divorce as an option and work through the hard spots together end up far better off.  Divorce causes confusion of face.

There are, however, grounds for divorce and separation in the Scriptures.  For more information, visit the GodSaidManSaid feature “Divorce.” [End of quotes]

▶ GodSaidManSaid, “Close Satan’s Secret Door and Open God’s Gates of Plenty:”

It is a world full of deadly confusion.  Because God’s Holy Bible has been cast off by society, men “stumble at noonday…” (Isaiah 59:10).  Once God’s absolute truth is rejected, confusion is the only reasonable outcome—and the confusion is breathtaking:

  • America’s academics debate when God-given life begins and go on to kill the most innocent amongst us—while the baby is still in the mother’s womb. Nearly 60 million in the U.S. have been butchered.
  • Men and women have rejected the male-female relationship established by God in Genesis Chapter 1.  Spiritual death and social mayhem is the result.
  • Boys and girls can no longer tell whether they are boys and girls.
  • Today, men marry men and women marry women as they stand and clamor for rights that God never gave.

A host of examples could be cited, but let this suffice: Utter confusion reigns, but it doesn’t have to be this way. [End of quote]

Galatians 6:7:

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

You cannot mock the commandments of God without suffering the curse and confusion of face. Following, you will find excerpts from several publications that will elucidate the point. 

Answers magazine, July-September 2016:

📌 According to new guidelines published by International Olympic Committee medical officials, transgender men may compete as women without undergoing sex reassignment surgery.  The guidelines are likely to become rules for the 2016 Olympics. 

The guidelines suggest that men be allowed to compete as women, as long as their testosterone level has remained below a certain value for at least 12 months prior to the competition.

When we deny our Creator and His order, we exchange the truth for a lie (Romans 1:25).  Eventually, like these Olympic officials, we end up believing nonsense, even as we congratulate ourselves for our wisdom. 

📌 43% of Americans agree with the statement: “Evolution shows that no living thing is more important than any other.”  (From a March 2016 poll by the Discovery Institute.)

📌 Teens and young adults (ages 13-24) believe not recycling is more immoral than viewing pornographic images.  (From an August 2015 Barna poll.)

📍 56% believe “not recycling” is always or usually wrong.

📍 32% believe “viewing pornographic images” is always or usually wrong.  [End of quotes]

When Eve considered the forbidden Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, she decided it was a tree to make one wise, and today’s bastions of carnal knowledge have followed her lead.  The headline in the September/October 2015 issue of Psychology Today reads, “Step by well-meaning step, colleges are being transformed into something more akin to mental health wards than citadels of learning.”  [End of quote]

In the July-August 2016 issue of The AFA Journal, the headline reads, “Pediatricians Say Sex Change is Child Abuse.”  The short feature follows:

The American College of Pediatricians has given a professional medical verdict: Sex change ideology is child abuse.  ACP is an organization of pediatricians and other healthcare professionals who provide care primarily for infants, children, or adolescents.  Among other facts, the ACP report points out that sexuality is an objective biological trait, and everyone is born with a distinct biological gender. 

Identification of oneself as male or female is a psychological trait, and gender dysphoria—confusion over one’s gender—is a recognized mental disorder that should be treated as such. 

Chemical and surgical impersonation of another biological sex is dangerous to health and a child’s future ability to function normally in their biological sex.

As many as 98% of gender-confused boys and 88% of gender-confused girls accept their biological sex after puberty without any intervention. 

“The college maintains it is abusive to promote this ideology,” the report concludes, “first and foremost for the wellbeing of the gender dysphoric children themselves, and secondly for all their non-gender discordant peers, many of whom will subsequently question their own gender identity, and face violations of their right to bodily privacy and safety.”  [End of quote]

In the July 15, 2016 issue of The Week, you’ll find the following:

Roughly 1.4 million adults who live in the United States are transgender, or about 0.6 percent of the population, according to a new report by UCLA’s Williams Institute, the country’s leading researcher on LGBT demographics.  That’s double the institute’s previous population estimates, released in 2011.  [End of quote]

In Psychology Today, August 2016, under the heading, “Transgender Youth:”

Most concerning, is that transgender people are at a higher risk of suicide.  The 2011 National Transgender Discrimination Survey found that in the United States, 41 percent of transgender and gender non-conforming people had attempted suicide, compared to a national average of just 4.6 percent.  More than 50 percent of transgender youth will have had at least one suicide attempt by their 20th birthday.  This is a staggering statistic that has several contributing factors outside of gender dysphoric symptoms.  Internalized transphobia is a significant factor that increases suicide risk.  Being transgender in a transphobic society can negatively impact thoughts and beliefs and in turn cause feelings of low self-worth, anxiety, depression, and self-hatred.  [End of quote]

According to evolutionary doctrine, a mindset which controls the world’s academic community, man is simply an animal.  The idea of being made in the likeness and image of God never enters the conversation.  This mindset opens the door for various levels of confusion.  Consider this excerpt found in the same issue of Psychology Today just mentioned:

Your husband’s internet browser is loaded with images of men being bound, spanked, or otherwise humiliated by women clad in black leather and bearing whips?  Relax, says Ogas: “He’s not a pervert.  His interests are deeply rooted in our animal nature.”  [End of quote]

Confusion of face. 

God’s Word is true and righteous altogether, a place to build a confusion-free life that will last forever. 

GOD SAID, Ezra 9:6-7:

6 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.

7 Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass unto this day; and for our iniquities have we, our kings, and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the lands, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion of face, as it is this day.

GOD SAID, Daniel 9:4-8:

4 And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;

5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:

6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

7 O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.

8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.

GOD SAID, I Corinthians 14:33:

For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

MAN SAID: I will not submit myself to the rigors of Christianity.  It’s narrow-minded bigotry.  Who we love is not their God’s business. 

Now you have THE RECORD.

 

 

References:

Authorized King James Version

“Moral Tragedy,” Answers, July-September 2016 

“Noted,” The Week, July 15, 2016

“Olympic Confusion,” Answers, July-September 2016

“Pediatricians Say Sex Change is Child Abuse,” AFA Journal, July-August 2016

GodSaidManSaid, “Close Satan’s Secret Door and Open God’s Gates of Plenty

GodSaidManSaid, “Confusion of Face

GodSaidManSaid, “Divorce

Marano, H., “Love Interruptus,” Psychology Today, August 2016

Wasell, M., “Identifying Risk Factors and Treating Transgender Youth,” Psychology Today, August 2016

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