Holy Kool-Aid?

Getting a comment like this one…

“I’m so glad I stopped drinking the holy kool-aid otherwise my brain would be fried on religion like yours is.”

…would be comical, if it wasn’t so sad.

 

It was left in the queue at my previous post:  The Lies and Viciousness of Leftists.

Someone like that isn’t here for the purpose of discussion.  They are here just to insult.  Perhaps he doesn’t even know where such an expression began?  It’s truly sad, evil, and despicable:

 

It appears that he claims that he once was “drinking the holy kool aid.” Good thing it wasn’t from Jim Jones, the cult leader!  Therefore, it is likely that he was one of those fallen-by-the-wayside former believers that Jesus mentioned in His Parable of the Sower.

The disciples asked Jesus:

Mat 13:10

And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”

See, there is nothing wrong with asking questions, and Jesus saw the concern that the disciples had that some listeners “would not get it.”

Mat 13:11

He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.

Mat 13:12

“For whoever has, to him more will be given, and he will have abundance; but whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken away from him.

Mat 13:13

“Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.

So, we see that the pretenders will be found out.  They will not see the truth, will refuse to hear the truth, and ultimately because of such rejections, will not understand the truth.

It may be considered a harsh reality.  However, Scripture informs us as to why this is so. Understanding the truth requires faith.

Heb 11:6

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

It is also interesting to read the prophecy in Isaiah, which predicted that when the Messiah (that the Old Testament prophets, in faith, were waiting for) appears, there would be many who would refuse to believe:

Mat 13:14

“And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says:

‘Hearing you will hear and shall not understand,
And seeing you will see and not perceive;

Mat 13:15

For the hearts of this people have grown dull.
Their ears are hard of hearing,
And their eyes they have closed,
Lest they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears,
Lest they should understand with their hearts and turn,
So that I should[fn] heal them.’[fn]

The people of Isaiah’s day yearned deeply to see, hear, and understand the coming Messiah!  They were saved by believing He would come, one day, even if they were not alive at the time of His appearing.  Their FAITH that He would one day come into the world was enough for their salvation at that time.

Jesus told His disciples how fortunate they were to see, hear, and understand Him – the promised Messiah!

Mat 13:16

“But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your ears for they hear;

Jesus then explains why some refuse to see, hear, and understand; as He explains further:

Mat 13:18

“Therefore hear the parable of the sower:

Mat 13:19

“When anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, then the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart. This is he who received seed by the wayside.

Mat 13:20

“But he who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy;

Mat 13:21

“yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.

Mat 13:22

“Now he who received seed among the thorns is he who hears the word, and the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

So…Adam…if you happen to come back here and read this, which one of these apply to you?

Jesus describes those who received the seed on good ground:

Mat 13:23

“But he who received seed on the good ground is he who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and produces: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”

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5 Responses to “Holy Kool-Aid?”

  1. insanitybytes22 Says:

    Hallelujah! Thank God for the Holy kool-aid. I hear that accusation all the time and honest to goodness, I now just embrace it. You can be outside of faith, proudly boasting of your own superior capacity for reason,or you can believe that love conquered all and that victory is now seated at the right hand of the Father.

    The problem with placing all your faith in your own capacity to reason, is that once you have reasoned away God, you are now just a mindless bit of biological goo that sprung from nothingness. If that is true, than it is even sillier to put all your faith in your own argument. It’s much like declaring a jellyfish has the intellectual capacity to determine if God exists or not.

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    • christinewjc Says:

      Sometimes it is a good idea to embrace a particular phrase which others use in order to ridicule. Turns the tables on them and diffuses their pettiness.

      Excellent points in your second paragraph! I am reminded of the series I have been watching on Nat Geo entitled, “Genius.” It’s about Albert Einstein’s life and times. It was very disappointing to find out he that he was a philanderer, very nasty towards his first wife, and an absent father. In all of his “success,” he failed at two of the most important… being a faithful husband and good dad.

      It was interesting to hear him state in a synagogue where he made a speech that it had been years since he set foot in one. When challenged about his spiritual beliefs, he did say that God must have created everything. However, it appeared to me that he “put all of his faith in his own arguments” and though he may have believed in God, he didn’t make Him Lord over his life (at least not yet…this year’s episodes conclude this Tuesday.)

      Several weeks ago, I watched the movie, “The Theory of Everything.” It was sad to see such a brilliant “mind” as Stephen Hawkings’ treat his wife and family with such bitterness and disdain. What is it with these “intellectuals”?

      Sorry for going a bit off topic here but I found it deeply sad that these “geniuses” who are ‘worshipped’ by so many in the scientific arena, appear to have failed in what matters most in life. God first, family second!

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  2. GMpilot Says:

    CJW: It was left in the queue at my previous post: The Lies and Viciousness of Leftists.
    Someone like that isn’t here for the purpose of discussion. They are here just to insult.

    I’ve been here for over a decade now, and I remember the days when there used to be discussions here. We talked about quite a few things which had little to do with your preoccupation. Heck, we even discussed ’60s music once!
    All that began to deteriorate around 2007, and the collapse became complete after correspondent Sothenes bowed out. Those who have attempted to emulate him either descend into snarkiness or don’t discuss anything at all; very few of your followers have ever had anything to say here. It might be better if you actually discussed things with other people who actually sit down and write to you on this site. You had them before: Sothenes, Susan, Mr Baker, Cryin’ Howl. You have at least two right now. Maybe you should get out more.

    You don’t often get this philosophical these days, unless things aren’t going well for you on more temporal fronts.
    You haven’t made any comments about, say the lies and viciousness and extraordinary narcissism of the guy currently in the White House. Two days ago there was a collision at sea between a USN destroyer and a container ship; seven sailors were killed. What has the Secretary of the Navy said about this? Nothing, because we don’t have one. No one’s been appointed, after five months.
    Only when you get really disturbed about the state of things—usually (but not always) political—do you drag out the Sacred Scrolls and talk about Truth™ and eternity and other profound-sounding subjects. Try making new friends without preaching to them first.

    “Holy Kool-Aid”, BTW, is an atheist site I once stumbled on on YouTube. Maybe I’ll go back and see if it’s improved.

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  3. GMpilot Says:

    Oh, don’t worry, I’ll be back. A nemesis always returns…and I’m your favorite one!

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