I Believe In Coffee

I asked God one time

If he could help me believe…

I hate cold coffee


 Then he brought them outside and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 They answered, “Believe on the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.”

Acts 16:30-31 NRSV

Believing in Jesus is the key to the Christian religion. There are tons of Bible verses that say “if you believe” you’ll have eternal life, prayers will be answered, and so on. Now I can’t seem to find any that tell you “how to believe.” The Apostle Thomas got direct proof from Jesus that he was the Savior. But, I wasn’t there with Thomas and I want the same kind of proof. Praying doesn’t work unless you believe (Matthew 21:22). You’re not saved (given salvation) unless you believe (Acts 16:30-31). So, how does one believe? If someone told me that my wife was sleeping with another man, I wouldn’t just believe them.

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No Credit For God’s Wrath

Deadly tornadoes

“Thank you, Lord, for saving me!”

He creates evil


Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord is gone forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.

Jeremiah 23:19 KJV

 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.

Isaiah 45:7 KJV

Deadly tornadoes ripped through four states over the weekend (12/2021) and killed unknown numbers of people. A woman captured on the news standing in front of her demolished house threw her arms up in the air and praised God for saving her life. I’m always astonished at how we give God credit for what we perceive to be good, but, say nothing about why God might have created the disaster in the first place. We just don’t give him enough credit!

God Creates Evil Article

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Eternal Life Is Better In Flip-Flops

Hope heaven is fun

Eternity is forever

Can I wear flip flops


Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Psalms 23:6 KJV

Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die…

1 Corinthians 15:54 NLT

Have you ever wondered what we’re going to do in heaven, assuming that we get there? Surely it’s not just singing and praising God 24 hours a day and forever, is it? The Apostle Paul says that we’ll have “bodies that have been transformed into bodies that will never die.” I’m hoping that I can bring my favorite flip-flops so that I can at least be comfortable in my new body. Maybe a couple of my comfy t-shirts would be nice, too.

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She’s Buying a Stairway to Heaven

How many hymnals

Will Jesus have in heaven?

I’ll miss rock-n-roll

Hymnal, Types of Hymnals

When I was a member of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church, we had a couple of different hymnals available to sing from. I wonder how many different hymnals exist amongst the 45,000+ different Christian denominations in the world? I cannot imagine singing and worshipping all day and every day for eternity. Eternity is a long, long time. It’s forever! I’ll certainly miss Led Zeppelin and all the other rock bands that I grew up with! Hey! Gandhi says there’s rock-n-roll in hell. But, he’s such a prankster that I don’t know whether to believe him or not.

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Aborted But Not Stoned

Abortion is not

A sacred top ten command

Adultery rocks

Exodus 20:14, Exodus 31:18, Mark 10:11-12, Ten Commandments List, Texas Abortion Ban

The original Ten Commandments were written onto stone tablets by “the finger of God.” And yes, Adultery is one of the ten! Can you imagine if Texas banned Adultery like they did Abortion? Jesus is clearly against adultery and it happens to be on God’s Top Ten List of no-nos for humankind! I have a hard time understanding why some Christians are so up in arms about abortion (and gay marriage) and are so forgiving when it comes to adultery. Our lawmakers struggle to have the stone tablets on their front lawn and other public places. But, God’s words have no real meaning for them.

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