The Pursuit of God

Serious Topics for Serious Christians

Should Christians practice yoga?

There’s no question that yoga is married to spiritual concepts that displease God.  It’s essentially a power grab. The folks who dreamed up all of the abnormal postures were trying to shift magical fluids around in their bodies so that they could get their hands on the kinds of goodies folks have been craving since the dawn of time: perfect health, vitality, supernatural power, and control over the afterlife.  Kundalini is a serpent goddess who is supposedly coiled at the base of your spine.  By strategically contorting yourself, you’re supposed to be coaxing her to stretch out and travel up to your brain where she can resettle.  Does God like the whole “Let me try to bond with a false god so she will take over my brain” package?  Of course not. Read more of this post

Respecting the Difference Between God & His Prophets

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Because the Church today has made a complete mockery out of the prophetic calling, few Christians understand how it really works.  You see, there’s an enormous difference between calling yourself a prophet and having God call you one.  Suppose you decide to take a tour through Europe just because you want to.  Since the whole trip is your idea, where you decide to go and what you decide to do will entirely depend on what you feel like doing.  You’ll be your own tour guide, and when problems arise, you’ll resolve them however seems best to you.  This is what it’s like for the vast majority of the folks who are claiming to be speaking for and serving the Christian God today.  They’re just saying and doing whatever they want, and then they slap His Name on it. When problems arise in their self-made ministries, they resolve them however seems best to them.  They don’t really care about what He wants, but they do expect Him to bless anything they do in His Name, even though He never approved of it. Read more of this post

Eclipsing False Christian Prophets: The Revelation 12 Sign

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There are a lot of false prophets in the Church today who are trying to get you to see celestial events as prophetic signs from God.  Lunar eclipses, solar eclipses, and the shifting about of star clusters which were given really stupid names by folks who worshiped false gods and planets—it’s all just fodder for false prophets to use to get you hyped up on adrenaline and generous with the donations.

So far in this three part miniseries on celestial signs, we have debunked the theory that a double rainbow appearing over America’s White House was God’s clumsy way of saying something important to America (see Eclipsing False Christian Prophets: The Biblical Allusion Con).  Then we showed you how to recognize the idiocy of claims that a solar eclipse was some Divine warning to America (see Eclipsing False Christian Prophets: Unsealing the Idiocy).  In this post, we’ll show you how to use good discernment skills when you come across claims that the position of stars on September 23, 2017 is yet another vague warning that God is about to do something epic. Read more of this post

Recovering from the Distress of Witnessing Demonic Possession

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Witnessing someone having a demon-induced fit is an extremely upsetting experience.  Once the horror show is over, you will naturally have many questions about what happened and what it all means.  Questioning is a very good thing—it’s how you move forward in your understanding of truth.  The tricky bit is getting solid answers. Read more of this post

Spiritual Darkness: A Misleading Metaphor

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Spiritual darkness is a metaphorical term, and metaphors are always limited, which makes them easy to misunderstand. Spiritual darkness is one of those terms that confuses more than it helps, which is why we don’t like to use it.  But for those of you who are stressing over this term or wondering what it means, we’re now going to explain its usage and limitations.

In the Bible, Yahweh and Jesus sometimes use the concepts of light and darkness to refer to eternal salvation and eternal damnation.  In some of the parables Jesus tells in the Gospel books, you’ll find fictitious characters who represent God ordering people to be cast into outer darkness.  Such scenes are meant to depict God eternally damning people.  Read more of this post

Understanding Jesus: The Bread of Life (John 6)

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To understand many of the bizarre things Jesus says in the Gospel books, you need to start by understanding that Jesus spends a lot of time pushing people who are content with their current religious beliefs to change those beliefs.  To understand how uncomfortable this is, consider how you would react to the idea that God lies, or that He intentionally creates tumors in the brains of some babies, or that He likes Hell, or that He is the One who has helped the sadistic ISIS terrorists pull off countless torture fests without interruption.  You see, once you have an understanding of God that works for you, you’re naturally going to resist having that image changed.  And once you refuse to have your view of God changed, you will reject any new truths about Him that make you uncomfortable.  In other words, you decide that God is only going to function as your woobie—something you value only for the comfort that it gives you.  Today many Christians are in a woobie mentality with God, which is why they get very hostile to any teaching about God which makes Him seem less cuddly than a kitten.    Read more of this post

Understanding Jesus: What does it mean to be born again?

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Do you refer to yourself as a “born again” Christian?  If so, why?  Because that’s what it says in the Bible, right?  But have you ever looked up the passages in which that term is used and studied the original context?  Probably not, so let’s do it now, because it’s really quite interesting. Read more of this post

Eclipsing False Christian Prophets: Unsealing the Idiocy

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In the first lesson of this miniseries, we explained how false prophets allude to Scriptures in order to con you into thinking their prophecies are credible (see Eclipsing False Christian Prophets: The Biblical Allusion Con). We ended that lesson by debunking an absurd claim that the appearance of a double rainbow over the American White House was a message from God.  It’s now time for us to shred the lunacy surrounding a second celestial event: the much ballyhooed solar eclipse that is due to occur on August 21.  Read more of this post

Eclipsing False Christian Prophets: The Biblical Allusion Con

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A solar eclipse is on its way, and that means there are a bunch of false prophets out there just hankering for a way to get their greedy mitts on your money.  To help woo you and your wallet in their direction, they are cranking out a fresh pile of malarkey about celestial signs, the end of the world, Israel, someone nuking America—you know, all the standard stuff.  And while you could certainly choose to hop aboard the merry-go-round for yet another ride up and down the fear pole, we encourage you to take this opportunity to get educated instead.  Educated, that is, on how people with no fear of God are intentionally jerking you around for their own carnal gain.  It’s really quite despicable, the way these arrogant windbags get off on spiritually deluding you just so they can sell more books and rake in more offerings.  But God will take care of them.  Meanwhile, you really need to stop acting like a sponge by just soaking up whatever ludicrous theory the prophetic posers come up with.  Read more of this post

Real Help for Sex-Starved Christians

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If you skip a meal, your stomach will start grumbling and you’ll probably get rather cranky.  If you keep skipping meals, you’re going to start obsessing over food.  The hungrier you become, the less you will care about the quality of what you eat and the more delicious garbage foods will taste to you.

We can find this same pattern applying to another major appetite that the human body has: its appetite for sex.  Humans vary quite a bit in their desire for sex.  Some of us never want it.  Others of us want it all the time.  Some of us can take or leave it.  Some of us are feeling so starved that we’re obsessing.  Just as being starved for food will cause you to readily ingest foods that are bad for your physical health, being starved for sex will cause you to readily participate in sexually arousing activities which are bad for your physical and psychological health.  Watching porn, for example, has a very detrimental effect on humans. The same is true for many forms of sexual activities, such as BDSM, orgies, rape, and molestation.  But the fact remains that once we become overwhelmed by the need for sexual release, our fear of being harmed drops out of the equation, and we find ourselves charging into all kinds of self-harming activities. Read more of this post