Beautiful words from the Bible

Some passages in the Bible say so much, with so little. And when Christ says something, there is something good being said and this is one of them that I just had to share this with you.

Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10, NKJV).


OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD: USA gets its man in the end

Well, I just got word that one of the worlds most evil, ungodly men Osama bin laden, is now dead. And has been for a week now while awaiting DNA testing. Originally it was reported he died in a bombing however, the president of the United States in his address to the people on this, reported he died in a fire fight.

Personally, I wish he would have been captured alive and held on trial so that the family’s of the innocent men, women and children he murdered in the name of his false god allah, could have had the chance to confront him in court and give him a peace of their mind before his sentencing. However, I will settle for this outcome.

Although, I will not celebrate Osama bin laden death. For I can’t get my self to feel good and celebrate how a man who rejected Christ as his lord and savor, only dies and is forever be separated from God.

The good thing that comes from this is that now, American and really the world in general can feel a little bit safer knowing that their is one less evil person out there who seeks to harm and kill anyone who does not fallow his false god allah. And the family’s of the people killed on September 11th can continue or even finish the healing process.

What Jesus suffered on our behalf, truly makes Him worthy of our worship.

We Christians hear it all the time, we even say it all the time. And that is “Jesus suffered and died for our sins.” But not everyone really understands just how he suffered.

When we envision what Christ went through, from the horrific whipping, crown of thorns on his head, to even him hanging on the cross. It’s not hard to figure out that He was suffering a great deal physically from this torturous event. However, what he suffered physically does not compare to how much He must have suffered when, Jesus took on our sin and became sin .

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” 2 Corinthians 5:21

By taking on our sin Jesus (in the flesh) for the first time he became separated from the Father. And no doubt he suffered horribly from this overwhelming experience of taking on our sins. And we can’t really understand just how much he must have been suffering from this experience. After all, we sin so much that we have become used to this experience.

However, Jesus was not a sinner, so He would never experience the penalty of death/being separated from God as we do but, when He took on our sin for us he felt what we do/will feel. This must have been absolutely tremendously horrifying experience. Now He did not become a sinner when he took on our sins, he only experienced our penalty for our sins. And Him being somebody who has never experience what sinners have become so accustomed to in their daily lives. Means it must have been a real shock to Him.

But on our behalf (the sinners). Jesus as a man experiences all the horror of what it feels like to be separated from God. It is an amount of suffering that we the sinners cannot comprehend . As we squalor in our sins like a pig squalor’s in its waste, and are so use to it.

We could tell he was suffering as He was being made sin when he said,

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Matthew 27:46

So certainly from this we can see that He was suffering a great ordeal from this experience that He was going through. What Jesus went through physically, I doubt it compares in anyway to just how much He must have suffering from feeling distant from his Father.

Truly, Jesus is worthy of our worship. For he suffered so much for us sinners.

Terry Jones and his burning of the koran

 I have always been against the idea of book burning. First off from a historical perspective it is something that is used as a form of censorship. The kind of censorship that is used to impose ignorance on other people and even on themselves.

In the case of Terry Jones and his burning of a false religions so-called holy book, the koran. I do not believe this is really a case of ignorance. I believe it was a deliberate attempt to anger a particular group. In this case, Muslims.

Whatever the case, Terry Jones is not showing the Muslims love. He is showing them hatred and disrespect. These are not the actions of a Christian and it doesn’t do anything other than drive Muslims further away from Christ. Because, burning the Koran definitely isn’t going to make Muslims go, ummm… Maybe I should think about becoming a Christian. Instead, it will make them less tolerant to us.

Besides, what are we doing when we burn their so-called holy book? Are we treating them the way we want to be treated? Jesus is golden rule was basically do unto others as you would have done unto you. So again I ask… Are we treating them the way we want to be treated?

Terry Jones and his gang need to instead be more Christlike in their dealings with Muslims.

Update on wife’s pregnancy

My wife and I have confirmed my wife’s pregnancy through a Dr. and their version of the pregnancy test. We have yet to do a ultrasound. Mainly because I found out the hard way that my insurance company has decided they don’t want to pay out anything for my wife’s maternity needs. So our insurance company has screwed us. A Insurance company that I’m sending money to. Well, not anymore.

I looked into new insurance for us. Unfortunately, because she is pregnant. It will cost far more to have insurance now, than it did when she was not pregnant. However, we do have some options and we are currently looking into them at this point and I’m not concerned to much about it.

We have been discussing a lot of things about the baby to be. One thing we discussed was, do we want to know the sex of the baby? Personally, I do not want to know until the baby is born. My wife on the other hand wants to know so that she can buy the appropriate clothing for the baby, as well as other things. Which makes sense, but if she knew or anybody knew, it wouldn’t be long before I found out. Not because somebody would tell me, but because I’m very good at putting two and two together and finding out the truth behind something, even when I’m not trying. And this is something I can not help because, my mind works in such a way that is constantly putting things together. And I was a child spoke many Christmases because I was able to figure out what my guests were without ever seeing them. So we have decided together that it’s best to know the sex of the baby, once we get an ultrasound and can have it revealed to us.

We have also discussed the names for the baby. If it’s a boy. We have two options that we are looking at Daniel Elijah. The other being the reverse Elijah Daniel. We decided on this for a boy for a few reasons. One being both are biblical. Next being that both of our own dads are named Daniel, and this would be a great way to honor them. And my wife’s brother who had passed away, was also named Daniel. So we would be able to pay her brother respects in an honorable way. And the name Elijah is just a name that I always wanted to name my son if I ever had one. And both are biblical names.

If it is a girl. Well, we really don’t know what we would need her. We haven’t even really put out any names. Although we have both asked each other what if it’s a girl what would you name her. So far the only answer I’ve personally been able to come up with is naming her after my wife. Other than that we really don’t know. We may follow a more traditional Filipino meaning method. Which if I understand correctly the middle name will be the last name of her family.

We’ve even been to a babies-R-us store and looked around at things we will need and want to get a child. And strangely enough no matter how masculine I tried to be at the babies-R-us store. I found it hard as I was a looking at such cute little things saying things like Ahaaa… It’s so cute. Things you normally would never hear me say.

We have also discussed other core issues, such as how we want to raise her child in such a way that glorifies God. And things that we would expect from each other, raising our child together.

Other topics that we have discussed have been circumcision, which I am against. To what method of punishment we feel would be best for the child upbringing.

All in all, there’s a lot of things we have discussed and a lot more that we probably need to discuss. Things we haven’t even really thought about it.

I think though, most of all we are a little scared and nervous about our first child. Me perhaps a little more so on the raising of the child because I was an only child. I don’t really have experience when it comes to raising children. So I never cared for a younger brother or sister. So I don’t have that experience. And my father died before before I was two years old so I don’t have normal father figure to be an example to me. So I’m a little nervous and scared due to my inexperience.

My wife on the other hand, does have that experience, but I think she’s a little more worried about what she’s going to go through. Although I think she is also a little nervous and scared about raising the child to. As she’s has asked me now, more than once. If I think she will make a good mother. And I do think she will, she is very good with kids. I’ve seen her interact with them. And she has a very big heart. She’s kind, compassionate and caring. All the things that I find attractive about her. And it is these things that I find attractive about her that makes me think that she will be a terrific mother.