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Truth is Hate to Those Who Hate the Truth

They hate Jesus when you speak truth. John 7:7


By Coach Dave Daubenmire

The Spirit of God can radically transform a heart.

I just returned home with a group of hearty men from witnessing at the Homosexual Pride Parade in Springfield, Missouri. As usual, I was heartbroken by the age of those who have been captured by the “lifestyle.” Take a look at these photos. Notice the young souls parading their sin in the public streets. It would have been better for these adults had they been drowned with a millstone around their necks than having mislead one of these little ones.

These two pictures, in particular, broke my heart. These are somebody’s daughters. I wonder if their Mom’s and Dad’s hearts’ are broken too?

When we returned, I posted some of these images on my Facebook page. My intent was to prick the hearts of people to action. Homosexuality is gobbling up our young kids. There is nothing “gay” about it. They are being lured into a self-destructive behavior because they have bought the lie that homosexuality is normal. It isn’t. It is deviant. Someone needs to tell them, help them, and lead them to the truth. Our churches have turned a blind eye.

It never fails that our greatest critics are the “who-are-you-to-judge-Christians” who think speaking the truth to sinners is hate. The fruit of the public schools is on display for all to see. Very few Christians, especially under the age of 30, think that homosexuality is a sin, or they believe that all sins are the same. If all sins were the same, why are there different penalties for more egregious sins? Why is murder a death penalty but lying ignored? If all sins were the same shouldn’t all liars get the death penalty?

All sins separate us from God, yet not all sins are equal. The “all sins are equal” doctrine is one of the deadly teachings of modern evangelicalism. At the current rate, it won’t be long before pedophilia is no longer verboten.

“No way, Coach” you say. “We have to draw the line when it comes to children.”

Really? What if your school starts teaching the children that homosexuality is normal? Will you react the same way that you have reacted to the normalization of homosexuality? “Who are you to judge”, they tell us. Who are you to tell a pedophile who claims that he was “born that way” that his sin is vile? If you won’t judge the man who wants to have anal sex with another man, why would you judge the man who wants to have sex with a little girl or boy?

I have, on occasion, pointed out to some of our homo-citizens that pedophilia is the next “civil rights” issue. This makes them bristle. How dare I compare their sin to a pedophile’s sin? The gay sinner is “born that way” while the pedophile sinner is sick. What they don’t understand is that all sin is a symptom of a separation from Christ. Apart from Christ, all sinners…hetero and homo…have the wrath of God abiding on them. Shouldn’t someone tell them?

Those homosexuals, as it turns out, are a very judgmental group.

So here’s where I’m heading with this story. What is our obligation to the lost sinner? Are we to “love them in their sin”, or love them enough to tell them the truth about their sin?

“Love the sinner, hate the sin, Brother Dave,” most Christians tell me. Except that is a lie. “God hates all workers of iniquity.” It is the sinner He hates…not just the sin. It is the soul…the sinner and not the sin…that gets cast into the lake of fire.

Although male-on-male sex was not my personal sin of choice, my appetite for other sins was insatiable. I used to hate guys like me…those “religious” folks who were always warning me about hell. I couldn’t figure out why they didn’t just leave me alone and let me live my own life the way I wanted. I was a “good” person. I “believed” in God. I was raised in church. I prayed before my meals. I didn’t judge people.

But one day a man told me the truth about my sinful condition. He explained that apart from God I was doomed to an eternal hell. He told me that Christ died so that my sins could be forgiven and that I could live a life free from the bondage of sin. He offered me a way out of my drinking and carousing. He threw me a lifeline. He told me that my job was to help lead people to the Light. He told me that Jesus could change my life.

There were no churches at the Homo Pride parade in Springfield, Missouri. If we had not gone, there would have been no witness to the life changing power of Jesus. We were there to tell them that there is a way out.

Why does what we do seem so unloving to so many? Didn’t Jesus exhort us to “Go ye into all the world”? Doesn’t the Scripture prod us to “Preach the Word….reprove, rebuke, and exhort…?” Why do we spend thousands of dollars on foreign mission trips when the public square right in our own hometown is lined with profoundly lost people? Why are we afraid to extend the hand of mercy to the child of some heartbroken parent who is desperately crying for someone to reach his or her child?

What if we are the answer to that parent’s prayer? What if we hold the key to unlocking the prison that their child is trapped in? What if our willingness to lay down our lives is the conduit through which the Holy Spirit flows? What if the Gospel still has the power to change lives? I am so glad my friend told me the truth.

If we won’t go, who will? If we don’t tell them, how will they hear?

Would Jesus go to a homosexual parade?



Clearly the world was more like Narnia before the flood than one might think.

Bizarre Skeletons Unearthed In Russian Mound, Satyr and Giant Horse

If the reports are true, bizarre skeletons have been unearthed in Nevinnomyssk, Stavropol Krai, Russia that would point to a systematic floccinaucinihilipilification of all aspects surrounding macro evolution. Russia NTV reports Stavropol archaeologists have discovered the unearthing of bizarre skeletons when opening an ancient mound. The mound first produced a strange skeleton that can be best described as “Satyr like”.

Sergey Savenko, one of the discoverers of the satyr like skeleton suggested his first thought was that there was “no scientific explanation for what just unearthed”. “ What if the Stavropol archaeologists have discovered a previously unknown anomalous creature to mankind?” Savenko described the skeleton as having a goat like body with a human head.

Relatively close to the Satyr like skeleton the expedition accidentally unearthed the remains of a horse of epic proportions. The warhorse was of giant size with a shoulder span of almost two meters and was buried with honors uncharacteristic for an animal in that period.

Anna Shvyreva, Department of Nature in the Stavropol Museum stated: “A special bath shrine was dug in the ground for this horse. It was filled with grass, and horse was on its back in the tub. ”

The skeleton was sent for examination and expert anthropologists have refuted all the theories of this being a mythological species, but have not disclosed results of their tests.

Archaeologists have been extremely puzzled when they found a medieval mound strange creature, and at some distance from this gigantic horse herbal bath.

In Nevinnomyssk ordinary, in general, the excavation of an ancient burial mound became virtually episode of “The X-Files.” Archaeologists have found so mysterious artefacts that the experts, just as Dana Scully in the series, denying all non-scientific version of the scientific explanation, yet to offer anything they can not.

NTV correspondent Maxim Berezin considered the findings.

The name of this unique artifact was not invented by science fiction fans, and most that are on the conservative scholars. In the ancient burial-place, uncovered during the excavation, it was discovered a strange thing – sheep skeleton with a human skull. More refined definition than chelovekobaran, their discovery, archaeologists were not able to pick up.

Anna Shvyreva, Department of Nature in the Stavropol Museum: “What is it chelovekobaran? That is, there was a combination of cranial young person under 25 years of age and body rams. ”

Sergey Savenko, one of the discoverers of chelovekobarana in the head at first climbed unscientific thought: what if the Stavropol archaeologists have discovered a previously unknown anomalous creature to mankind? Order not disturb the skeleton was sent for examination.

Sergey Savenko, Pyatigorsk museum: “They found an analogy, it’s even geographically not so far, this is the territory of Crimea. There have been dumping human skeleton was almost complete, but the hands and feet were cut somewhere to elbow and put in charge of the animal bones were, presumably, a goat. ”

Experts anthropologists have refuted all the fantastic theories, but none of the puzzles Nevinnomyssky burial is not disclosed.

Mysterious burial can excite the imagination of not only archaeologists. Dark Ages – that is all that is known about him yet, some information about the ritual of the specialists there, perhaps because of such artifacts in the North Caucasus had been found.

For all other archaeological features Nevinnomyssk burial is typical for its era. In the afterlife of the deceased was seen off, observing the necessary rituals. The tomb was found weapons and utensils.

Sergey Savenko: “It’s really an unique ritual situation. Whether it was a special man, who had to bury so. ”

The Adventures of archaeologists from the very beginning Nevinnomyssk bought some anti-scientific tone. Not far from the first discovery expedition accidentally unearthed the remains of a horse epic proportions. Warhorse had giant growth – almost two meters at the shoulder(1 meter ≈ 1.09361 yards), and was buried with honors uncharacteristic of the animal.

Anna Shvyreva, Department of Nature in the Stavropol Museum: “For this horse had been dug in the ground a special bath. It was filled with grass, and horse in the tub on his back. ”

Mythical creatures in the Bible. Perhaps, they are real. There are many passages regarding a few recognizably named mythical creatures. The Dragon is the most common, but are there others, such as unicorns and satyrs?

“Will the unicorn be willing to serve thee, or abide by thy crib? Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee? Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? or wilt thou leave thy labour to him? Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy seed, and gather it into thy barn?” Job 39:9-12 KJV

“But wild beasts of the desert shall lie there; and their houses shall be full of doleful creatures; and owls shall dwell there, and satyrs shall dance there.” Isaiah 13:21 KJV

Many of the modern Bibles out there will carelessly misinterpret a Hebrew or Greek word by means of a flawed translation in an effort to make more sense of the word. If you compare these verses with the same verses in many other Bibles, you will see a translation that changes the mentioned creatures all together. In my opinion, this makes a significant difference when it comes to understanding the verse. Every verse in the Bible is the exact Word of God and should remain as He initially intended them to be.

For instance, the mention of the Unicorn in several passages throughout the Old Testament is often interpreted as an ox in most modern Bibles. The Satyr is often interpreted as “goat”. When I researched the Hebrew word “unicorn”, the Hebrew word used is “Re’em”. The exact meaning is unknown because it is not the same as ox, but the word for “ox” in Hebrew is “Baqar” The Hebrew word for Satyr is “‘Sa`iyr” whereas, the actual Hebrew word used for goat is “`ez”.

The problem with accepting the modern translation is that when you research the words in the original Hebrew, the words are always used differently than the words used for “goat” or “ox” The Hebrew word for “satyr” only appears twice in the entire Bible, only in the Old Testament (Isaiah 13:21 & 34:14). The Hebrew word for Unicorn appears 9 times throughout the Bible, also only in the Old Testament (Numbers 23:22, 24:8, Deuteronomy 33:17, Job 39:9, 39:10, Psalms 22:21, 29:6, 92:10 & Isaiah 34:7).

The Hebrew words for both Satyr and Unicorn are always associated with the traits of a specific animal or creature unlike the ones the modern Bibles associate them with. For instance the satyr is only mentioned twice and one time it is mentioned as dancing and the other time it is mentioned as yelling, but both times they are mentioned in a place of desolation. To associate them with goats is unusual because every time the Hebrew word for goat is mentioned, it is pretty indicative of a goat. The mention of the Hebrew word for unicorn always associates the creature with strength, which is why the modern translators likely associated them with oxen.

God speaks to Job of them “Canst thou bind the unicorn with his band in the furrow? or will he harrow the valleys after thee?” The problem associating them with oxen is that oxen can and are always bound by man. What God is saying to Job is that a unicorn is a very strong animal that can not be tamed. A Satyr is not just a goat, nor is a unicorn just an ox.

The Satyr is a mythical creature that is supposedly a cross between a man and a goat. It has the upper body of a man and the legs of a goat. The legend dates back to the Greeks and Romans, who also speak of them in their writings as well as their paintings and sculptures which usually depicts them in sexual situations. The unicorn is often depicted as a single horned horse. This depiction was promoted throughout medieval Europe. The legend of this creature, like dragons, transcends cultures throughout the world. Ancient China, India, the Caucasus and even the Greeks speak of the creature. The depictions vary from region to region, but the most predominant description is that of a horse with a single horn on its head. It may be possible that the unicorn is an extinct mammalian creature called the Elasmotherium (in the Rhinocerotidae family). It certainly fits the description in the Bible.

In today’s world, there is an ever increasing push, by some scientists to make new and more unusual creatures, (chimera). A chimera is a mix between more than one species of animal. This is something that a growing community of scientists are looking to become involved in today, genetic manipulation and the intermingling of DNA between different species of animal. The possibility is very real. With today’s technology, there are scientists performing the most abominable experiments in the name of progress. Under President George W. Bush, this was illegal in the US, but the current administration has decided to overturn the banning of embryonic stem cell research, which is an open doorway to human-animal experimentation and the fact is, they will justify this research under the premise that they are trying to improve the quality of human life. According to the ancients, this is not something new.

In the 6th chapter of the “Book of Genesis”, the writer (Moses) claims that angels, “The Sons of God”, came to Earth and lay with the “daughters of men” which created a race of giants (called the Nephilim), possibly the Titans of old. This is Biblical and can be found in chapter 6 of the “Book of Genesis”. The Bible does not go into much detail about this except that when the Nephilim are mentioned, the Earth and “all flesh” had become corrupted and only Noah was perfect in his generations. The Hebrew word used for perfect means to be without physical blemish. Then the Earth and all creatures that have the breath of life are destroyed by a world-wide flood.

There are ancient Hebrew documents, which are not considered Cannononical, which make mention of what we call “Chimera”. The ancient books of Enoch, Jubilees and Jasher, (also known as the Pseudepigrapha) go into more detail about the time of Noah. The oldest and most legible known copies (The Ethiopian Copies) of these books date back about 300 years before Christ. The early church decided not to includes these books along with others, including many Apocryphal books for various reasons. The “Pseudepigrapha” and the “Apocrypha” are not the same as Gnostic teachings (which deviate more from scripture and are definitely not God-Breathed). The writers of these ancient texts speak of the angels teaching men to do abominable things that men ought not to know. They call these fallen angels “the Watchers”. The writers of these books speak of chimera type creatures. They go on to say that the reason that God destroys the Earth is because most of the flesh of all creatures was corrupted from the intermingling of one species with another. In addition to the teaching of secret things like astrology and necromancy.

St Jude quotes from the book of Enoch, word for word in Jude 1:14-15, “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”

It’s interesting to note that many cultures speak of the unicorns, the satyrs, the dragons, the leviathans, the fiery flying serpents, the Giants (Nephilim) and Chimera as if they really existed. Even the idea of demons was never mentioned until the New Testament, but these older books speak of how the demons came about. Again, these books are not considered God- breathed, (that does not mean that they aren’t useful for historical reference), but they make for interesting reading.

Should you choose to read these books, be careful to remember that they are not part of the Cannon of the Bible. Some theologians suggest that the early church leaders did not feel comfortable adding books that dealt with such evil things as “fallen angels”, abominable creatures and visions of Hell. Others suggest that although these stories are derived from alleged historical accounts, there may be some embellishment or poetic license, which occurred over time in order to fill in the gaps of missing or destroyed sections. Some theologians agree that certain sections seem to deviate from the style of the original writer.

In any event, Chimera, Dragons, Leviathans, Flying Fiery Serpents and Dinosaurs in the Bible are also huge topics for research and discussion that I will address in future posts.

The Bible is jam packed with such fabulous and incredible information and remains a book like no others. From it’s Wisdom, Guidance, Mystery, Prophecies, History, its Supernatural background, and it overall Design, the Bible is a book you can read everyday for the rest of your life and can never learn it all, but always learn something new. The Bible is God’s Love letter to you and me. If you are an atheist or an agnostic, I present you with a challenge. God promised to reveal Himself to anyone who calls upon his name. Test Him at His Word. Find out more about Christianity below. Just like you would research anything else, research the Bible . Even if you do not believe, ask God to show you the Truth.

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord Shine His face upon you and give you peace.