Wednesday, October 29, 2008

You Have The Power Of Life and Death

"They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons
They shed innocent blood and the blood of their sons and daughters
whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan,
and the land was desecrated by their blood..."
Psalm 106:38

The land was desecrated by their blood.

Don't ask what is going wrong in America. The answer is right in front of you. Our soil is soaked with the blood of our children. We sacrifice our children to the pagan god of convenience. If we keep reading in Psalm 106 it says:

"Therefore the Lord was angry with his people and abhorred his inheritance.
He handed them over to nations, and their foes ruled over them.
Their enemies oppressed them and subjected them to their power." (Verse 40)

That's a prophecy of what will happen... what is happening to America.

Which direction do you want America to go in? Life or death? Life or death for our children is directly tied to life or death for our country. I have a son in college and I have few hopeful word for him. If we don't change our direction... and that requires you to actively participate in changing the direction of our country, then we are on the eve of destruction.

I'm not claiming to be a prophet. I'm just someone who has read the Bible and seen what God has done in the past. No country can continue to soak its soil in the blood of its innocent children for any amount of time and expect God to ignore the mass murder that is taking place. Well over 40,000,000 children have been killed in America. God can not ignore that.

Yet in the Bible God always gives people the opportunity to change. Are we going to take advantage of that opportunity? Are you? Time is running out.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt whether the christian god of the old testament is going to get upset over the spilling of any amount of blood, innocent or otherwise. It's always been his preferred way of solving problems.

Ps: you're worked up about killing of american babies but you don't seem too bothered about the hundreds of thousands of non-americans (babies and children and adults) that are also getting killed by your armies in other parts of the world. Shouldn't those deaths bother a christian just as much?

Thursday, November 06, 2008 8:54:00 PM  
Blogger BrickBalloon said...

Anonymous, thank you for your comments. Unfortunately your knowledge of the Bible and history is very distorted. You may have innocently been misinformed, or you may be intentionally pushing an agenda... I don't know. But, the only fact you got right was that I am concerned about the killing of innocent children -- although that is not what this post is about.

Let's start with the PS - Please study world history, from an unbiased perspective, and you'll see the truth about who has been killing who.

But her is the more important issue, because it personally effects you and whgat happens after you die.

There is no "Christian God of the Old Testament," there is only God. God is always the same. The person speaking in the Old Testament is Jehovah, also known as Jesus in the New Testament.

God is always heartbroken over anyone being killed. There is a lot that can be said here, but let's focus on just one problem... the biggest problem God had to solve, and who He killed in order to solve that problem.

The biggest problem is that humanity has rejected God and turned to sin (disobeying God). Do you obey God perfectly in everything you do? No, you don't. No one does. We all disobey God. And that means we must pay the just penalty for disobeying the infinate God, and that penalty is an infinate hell. It's also called the second death or eternal death. This is the death that is important. We are only here on earth for a short time and we all will die physically. But what is important is what happens after that... for eternity.

The penalty we deserve for disobeying God is eternal death... eternity in hell. But God does not want that to happen. It was a problem He has solved by killing someone. For there to be justice, and God is a just God... He always does what is right. For there to be justice there must be a punishment for breaking God's law. If you do the crime, the penalty must be paid. So God chose to solve this problem by killing someone, His only Son Jesus Christ. Jesus died on the cross to pay YOUR penalty for disobey God. Buddah didn't do this. Muhammad didn't do this. Only Jesus Christ died to pay your penalty on your behalf, so that you can be set free. God's solution was to spill His own blood so that you would not need to die.

Then, to prove what He said is true, He rose from the dead showing us there truly is life after death.

Mankind's own sinful actions brought death into the world. God's sacrifice of His Son has defeated death.

Saturday, November 08, 2008 8:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It may seem like an agenda but the numbers are hard to argue with. Let's start with the 1 million or so killed in iraq. It looks to me like americans are killing iraqis. or is that not an 'unbiased perspective'?

It's sad that you don't care about deaths unless they are american deaths, and you present this sort of nationalism as a christian thing, which it's not. There are still more christians outside of america than in it.

I think you're the one with the agenda. You seem to be saying to people that god cares more about american babies dying than other kinds of babies, or other kinds of people. And then you kinda say that we all deserve it anyway.

You've got a pretty messed up view of the world.

Sunday, November 09, 2008 1:40:00 PM  
Blogger BrickBalloon said...

So you are saying that killing 1,000,000 children every year in America is a good thing?

When you talk about Iraq you are throwing numbers into the air hoping something will stick. You really need to find out what is really happening before you start giving out false information.

If you want to look at Iraq, the official Iraqi government estimage is 400,000 Iraqi deaths. The 1,000,000 number comes from an Opinion Research Business Survey done about a year ago. Out of all the research that has been done, it is the highest number.

But let's assume the 1,000,000 number is right, before you accuse America of causing those deaths, have you looked at what the survey reported?

For example 20% of Iraqi deaths came from car bombs. The U.S. does not use car bombs. It is the Islamic invaders from Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria and other Arab countries who use car bombs to kill innocent civilians. (Why don't you condemn them for what they do. Their specific targeting of innocent civilians.)

What about the U.S. arial bombings? They've killed a lot of innocent people, haven't they? Not so. The survey reports that about 6% of the deaths in Iraq have been from ariel bombings. And a portion of those were legitimate "targets." Not innocent people, but people who were actively engaged in war against the Iraqi government and people.

If you add up the numbers, the maximum number of Iraqi deaths resulting from American activities might be in the range of 200,000 to 250,000... and that includes the death of people who were engaged in war against the Iraqi people.

By the way, what was going on before Sadam Hussein was removed from power? In an article in today's New York Times (a very liberal newspaper), they report that in his 22 years in power Suddam Hussein murdered about 20,000,000 people. That's about 1,000,000 people per year. That means that since 2003 the American presense in Iraq has SAVED at least 4,000,000 lives. That's a very good thing!! We have sacrificed thousands of American lifes so that millions of Iraqi lives could be saved.

American could have been selfish and self-centered. We could have saved our lives and let millions of Iraqis die. But we were willing to sacrifice so that others could live.

What are you doing to save lives?

By the way, please look at the top of this web page. What is the name of this blog? It talks about Christanity in America. That might be why we talk about abortion in America. This blog is for people who are interested in Christianity in America.

So what am I concerned about?

But let's see, I spend thousands of dollars traveling to Russia every year, visiting orphanages and delivering humanitarian supplies to help kids in orphanges. Russian women have had an average of eight abortions, so the spilling of blood in Russian is even worse than in America. I have taught in Russia; I've spoken to large groups; I've spoken to individuals; showing them how God can save them (individual people) and their children.

This February I'm scheduled to leave for India to do the same thing.

What are you personally doing to save lives in other countries?

You really need to stop believing the lies and hate for America others are spreading. Learn the truth.

Sunday, November 09, 2008 7:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it's ok to kill iraqis now because you're killing less of them right now than saddam hussein was before? The way you reason is scary!

You are not a Christian.

Christians don't boast about how much money they spend, they don't make a competition out of who does the most good deeds, and they don't try explain away killings.

Sure you're pro-america, you're probably doing good things in your missionary work, spending money in Russia and India, but you're just a proud proud man. You call yourself a Christian, but you're not walking the walk. A lot of americans call themselves Christian but that alone doesn't make it true.

You can tell a lot about someone by their actions, and you are lying to yourself.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 2:19:00 AM  
Blogger BrickBalloon said...

Anonymous I wonder if I should just share the gospel with you (911 Christ and leave you in the hands of the Lord, or point out how bankrupt your position is. Since your position represents a common position, I think for the benefit of others reading this your hypocrisy must be brought into the light... and you are still in the hands of the Lord.

Please, give me one tiny bit of evidence that you actually care about truth. One small hint that you have compassion for innocent people. One miniscule iota of a thought that people are more important that a political agenda.

You say actions speak louder than words, and I asked for you to describe what you have done... what your actions have been, but as a good liberal does when faced with truth, you respond with name calling and personal attacks.

I gave you every benefit in looking at real statistics, tilting them far beyond reality in in your favor, yet they still revealed the true murders... people whom you refuse to condemn. From what you write you'd rather have millions more dead Iraqis instead of having to admit America has done something good.

There has been a legitimate government in Iraq for nearly four years. It is those who continue to violently oppose that legitimately elected government that are 100% the cause of all the killing. But you ignore that. It is those who intentionally plan in advance to specifically target innocent civilians with suicide bombs that are responsible for the killing. Yet you do not even acknowledge their responsibility.

Do you condemn Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who exports violence to Iraq, speaks of wiping Isreal off the map, and promotes the spreading of death and chaos so as to bring the Mahdi sooner? No.

To get back to the original topic of this post, do you even condemn the murder of one baby? No. Instead you condemn those who favor life... you apparently prefer that babies die so you can mock others and try to score a political point.

What should we do about the murder of a million babies a year in America? That's twice as many children murdered in one year as there have been people killed in Iraq since the beginning of the war. (Using Iraqi government numbers.) That's a huge slaughter of innocent children. Don't you care?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 8:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You worship a god that killed entire peoples, but you declaim against bloodshed.

You worry about killing american babies, but killing foreigners is for their own good.

And my position is bankrupt?

Friday, November 14, 2008 4:08:00 PM  
Blogger BrickBalloon said...

Once again you take the approach of attacking, this time reaching to blasphemy, instead of discussion or answering any questions.

Anonymous, are you willing to condemn any evil? So far your position seems to be that you favor killing as many people as possible.

God once wiped out the entire population of the world, estimated to be over one billion people at that time. Except for eight people whom he saved. This is the most people killed at one time. Please read Genesis Chapter 8, which describes this. Why did God do what He did?

Do you condemn what is now going on in Mosul, Iraq? Muslims are killing Christians who have lived there for centuries. They are going through the streets with loud speakers telling the Christians to leave the city or be killed. Do you have any problem with this?

What about what is happening in Orissa, and other states in India? Hindus are killing Christians. Over 50,000 Christians are in refugee camps in just this one state. What should be done there?

Getting back to the subject of this blog post.... again. What about the genocide in America with over 1,000,000 children being murdered every year... over 40,000,000 killed so far... for convenience sake. Not for health reasons. 98% of them killed just because the child was inconvenient. You continue to ignore this and refuse to condemn this genocide... or any other genocide. Your attitude seems to be let the murder go on. The more who killed the better. Let the blood flow, and attack those who actually try to do something positive and loving.

I pray the Lord will bless you with His saving grace.

Monday, November 17, 2008 8:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You pray the lord will bless me with his saving grace? The same god who you just said once wiped out the entire population of the world? Is that a thinly-veiled threat?

I hate to rain on your parade but I don't favor killing people at all. And I mean any people, not making a distinction between americans and non-americans.

Killing is bad okay - claiming god is on your side doesn't make it any better.

Monday, November 24, 2008 1:42:00 AM  
Blogger BrickBalloon said...

It is nice that you say you do not favor killing. But your actions say that you prefer that millions be killed. You are not willing to take action, or support actions that prevent people from being killed. As you said, you can tell a lot about someone by their actions... or in your case lack of action.

What actions do YOU take to help save those who are being killed? Will you donate $100 to Pregnancy Resource Centers? They do nothing but save the lives of children. Are you willing to contribute to saving a life? How about $50? Or even $20?

Here is their URL:

Monday, November 24, 2008 8:11:00 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

Brick Balloon, I agree with you 100%!!

Could you please tell me about your work in Russia? I've heard many a liberal argue that we Christians can't just vote pro-life and oppose abortion. We need to DO something. I really want to do more, I want to see change even though I'm kinda pessimistic at this point as to God's favor with America.

Anyway, I have thought about adopting from Russia before. Do you have any info about that?

God bless you for trying to get through to this anonymous person. Many cannot hear the truth because they don't want to and only the Holy Spirit can open their eyes and ears...

By the way, I find it amazing that literally every single liberal answers the same way when posed the abortion question. They have no good answer for killing millions of babies so they ALWAYS turn to the war in Iraq (currently). Always! I have yet to hear one person give me an actual response to abortion. They always change the subject. Sad.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 11:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't know anything about me or my actions, so arriving at the conclusion that I prefer millions of people to be killed is very very silly.

I can't even begin to respond to that in a serious way. It's just ridiculous really... And looking past the fact that you've put me in the genocidal category, you've also put me in the liberal category. Again, just ridiculous.

Anyway, once you're done foaming at the mouth you might want to reflect on my original point: I doubt whether the christian god of the old testament is going to get upset over the spilling of any amount of blood, innocent or otherwise. It's always been his preferred way of solving problems.

(Not me - I'm against killing - I'm talking about your christian god here)

The god you worship has allegedly killed many times, he's killed *whole nations* and he's proud of it! So why would he get upset about a few more deaths?

Thursday, December 18, 2008 11:56:00 PM  
Blogger BrickBalloon said...

Hi Tara,

Thank you for your comments. I work doing evangelism and providing humanitarian aid (mainly for children) in Southern Russia. I can recommend America World Adoption ( as a good adoiption agency that can give you information about adopting from Russia.

I think I agree with you about how God is working with America, but I'm always optimistic about what God is doing.

Hello Anonymous:

Please read Genesis chapter 8. Then tell me why God killed everyone except for eight people, and you'll have your answer. Then reading Genesis 1:26 & 27 might be helpful, followed by reading Romans 9:20-22.

How much did you donate to Pregnancy Crisis Centers to help save lives?

As you've said, your actions reveal who you really are. And your actions, expressed through your own words, have revealed who you are... someone who needs the love of God and salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

Friday, December 19, 2008 6:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your suggested reading list leaves me less than enthusiastic about the chances of you ever understanding what I'm talking about.

Resorting once again to repetition in an attempt to get the message across: I doubt whether the christian god of the old testament is going to get upset over the spilling of any amount of blood, innocent or otherwise.

The passages you put forward seem to show that you agree with this - but that doesn't match up with the sanctimony you've been spouting over the last couple of months, so I'm guessing you intended me to take some other message from it?

Friday, January 16, 2009 5:11:00 PM  
Blogger BrickBalloon said...

Hello anonymous:

I'm still waiting for you to answer the question. So far it appears you are condeming something you have not even read. Here it is again:

Please read Genesis chapter 8. Then tell me why God killed everyone except for eight people.

Then read Genesis 1:26 & 27, followed by reading Romans 9:20-22.

What does Genesis 1:26 & 27 tell you? What does Romans 9:20-22 say?

Friday, January 16, 2009 5:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You misunderstand. I don't care why your god did it, or if he had some sort of reason for doing it, or whether or not you think it was a good thing. I just know that christians make a big deal of the fact that he _did_ do it.

Seeing that he's got such a well-documented history of killing people, and that you're so defensive of his right to kill people, and so quick to extrapolate that to killing even more people, the comment I'm making (in relation to abortion in america, and your 'christian' opinion of it) is simply this: I doubt whether the christian god of the old testament is going to get upset over the spilling of any amount of blood, innocent or otherwise. It's always been his preferred way of solving problems.

And as far as who's condemnation goes: I do condemn the notion of killing everyone on the planet except for 8 people. It's a terrible terrible thing. And what's scary is that you worship these characteristics! I condemn _you_ for that. You hide behind words and quotes and readings and you brag about what you've done to help people in need, but at the heart of it all you are someone who worships and venerates a god who kills and exterminates. By any reasonable standard you are not a good person.

On the other hand, you're extremely self-involved and not particularly smart, so I guess that limits the damage you can do.

Monday, January 19, 2009 8:22:00 PM  
Blogger BrickBalloon said...

Dear anonymous:

Please read Genesis chapter 8. It won't hurt you, and it will give you your answer.

Then read Genesis 1:26 & 27. These verses will tell you who you are.

Then read Romans 9:20-22, and it will tell you who God is and why you, and all of us, are still alive.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 6:16:00 PM  

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