Thursday, March 31, 2016

A Great Post by Danding Gimenez and Carl Sagan

Here is Scientists Carl Sagan on Trees Powered by Sunlight “Human beings grew up in the forests; we have a natural affinity for them. How lovely a tree is, straining toward the sky. Its leaves harvest sunlight to photosynthesize, so trees compete by shadowing their neighbors. If you look closely, you can often see two trees pushing and shoving with languid grace. Trees are great and beautiful machines, powered by sunlight, taking in water from the ground and carbon dioxide from the air, converting these materials into food for their use and ours. The plant uses the carbohydrates it makes as an energy source to go about its planty business. And we animals, who are ultimately parasites on the plants, steal the carbohydrates so we can go about our business. In eating the plants we combine the carbohydrates with oxygen dissolved in our blood because of our penchant for breathing air, and so extract the energy that makes us go. In the process, we exhale carbon dioxide, which the plants then recycle to make more carbohydrates. What a marvelous cooperative arrangement - plants and animals each inhaling the other’s exhalations, a kind of planet-wide mutual mouth-to-stoma resuscitation, the entire elegant cycle powered by a star 150 million kilometers away.”

Here is Danding Gimenez on Trees Nourished by Worms There could hardly be trees or plants without the lowly worm. They help increase the amount of air and water needed by trees and plants. They break down organic matter into forms that trees and plants need for nutrition. Every square foot of soil has at least 10 to 20 worms. Half a million in an acre. They help turn the soil by bringing organic matter from the top and mixing with the soil below. They create tons of fertilizer and millions of passageways for air and soil equal to a 2,000 feet long 6-in pipe per acre. Worms are the solder that fuse lifeless soil with living plants. With this preamble I will discuss in clear metaphors how the ground below affects our lives. This is really a short essay on love. Love is a prime cause. It is the primary human creative force. A musician loves his music so much that he and his music become one. They are fused into one below the ground where their roots become so intertwined that it becomes impossible to separate one from the other. A pianist in performance does not show the thousands of practice hours that preceded the performance. A loving couple are still two above ground but their roots below the surface have fused. An artist so loves his art that he is indistinguishable from it. A scientist and his science are fused. Einstein and Relativity are one being. Not two. A craftsman and his craft become one. Poch and atheism are fused into one by their underground roots. One cannot think of Poch without also thinking of atheism. This fusion is the result of love. Love for a person or an idea or a principle. Those who see life this way understand that life and love are one and the same. They may look different above ground. But underneath, they are the same.“ My dear Danding Gimenez, what a great and truthful post. A great many thanks. This month I will be 80 years old and I deeply regret that I have had but a short, brief, fleeting life in my duty and responsibility to spread more beauty and more sanity behind atheism in our spiritually poor, morally bankrupt, God-forsaken country. Cheers! Poch Suzara, April 1,2016 Google, Twitter# Facebook#

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

We Can Make the World Better

Everyone can do something to make the world better – we can let Christ shine through us. --- Phil Star March 29, 2016 Oh yes, we can do something to make better our world made sick and corrupt by our faith in religion. It has made us have more faith in our sick religious beliefs and corrupt values. In the meantime, if there were anything tragic that the Philippines should be saved from - it could only be the religion of Jesus - Christianity. It's the historical horror that keeps Filipinos spiritually poor as a people and morally bankrupt as a nation. --- Poch Suzara Google# Twitter# Facebook#

Friday, March 25, 2016

Most Men Love Impregnating. They Hate Thinking.

Most men never rise above viewing things as objects of their desires - hence their selfishness or worst, - their thoughtlessness; but to see and to treat things purely as objects of understanding is to rise to the joys of mental freedom. Thus most men hate thinking; they love impregnating. Happily, most men are good; unhappily, however, only good at praying to God especially as God is always in the business of forgiving sins and crimes in order to benefit God's priesthood industry that's always in need of money!.. Poch Suzara Google# Facebook# Twitter#

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Evolution of the Mind Versus Sick Revelation in the Bible

"The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life." --- Muhammad Ali At home and in school, the man who has been taught WHAT to believe, and not HOW to think is not a man, but a sick follower of sick values and sick beliefs! In the meantime, isn't it absurd to believe that God would only choose to save followers for heaven the faithful believers whose highest and only ambition is to be a sick and a frightened follower for the rest of eternity? For my part, I refuse to believe as truth such religious garbage; especially as they are usually referred to as dogma, pigma, and hogma. --- Poch Suzara Google# Twitter# Facebook#

The Bible Is Not Holy. It is Sickly - a Mockery of Humanity

Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face. - Ronald Reagan It is so glaringly obvious that Ronald Reagan never seriously read the bible from cover to cover. Otherwise, he never would have uttered such a silly statement like the bible has all the answers for all of the problems men face. Look at us Filipinos today in this already 21st century. Since the 16th century, We are still sick as the Sick Man of Asia trying to figure out which truth has been revealed in the bible! In the meantime, the Bible writers were sick historians, let alone sick messengers of sick messages from a sick God. Other Problems with the Bible: There are other reasons why the Bible should not be considered the word of God. They include, but are not limited to: the fact that we don't know who wrote most of it; the fact that much of it was written many years - and in some cases many centuries – after the events it purports to describe; its obscene passages; and its promises of eternal rewards for the ignorant and credulous and everlasting punishment for skeptics and investigators. Finally, the harm that the Bible causes in people's personal lives should be mentioned as a reason for rejecting the book. It's not uncommon to see media reports about Bible believers committing bizarre, injurious, and sometimes deadly acts. Some people use Bible verses to justify beating children, withholding medical treatment, handling snakes, drinking poison, chopping off body parts, plucking out eyes, driving out demons, withdrawing from the affairs of this world, renouncing the pleasures of life, and expecting the world to end. If the Bible were not viewed as God's word, these acts would occur much less often. Many compelling and morally sound reasons support the Humanist position that the Bible is not divinely inspired. Instead of being inerrant, the Bible has far more errors and immoral teachings than most other books. By treating this mistake-ridden book as the word of God, humanity has been led down many paths of error and misery throughout history. In too many ways, the Bible continues to produce such results. But in some cases, the errors caused by the Bible have been corrected and the harms have been stopped. This happened when a scientific approach was applied to problems. Science involves relying on reason, observation, experience, and compassion - rather than blindly accepting religious or secular dogma. We atheists reject the views of those who say the Bible has infallible answers to today’s problems. As Humanists know, science has proved to be a much better source for answers. -Research by: Poch Suzara

Friday, March 18, 2016

In this World of Sin and Sorrow

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican. - H.L. Mencken --- In our sick society of sin, insanity, filth, poverty, criminality, and corruption there is always something to be grateful for; as with me, I am most proud that I got expelled out of the sick system education loved, respected, and admired by millions of college educated Filipinos in the Philippines - the only Catholic country in Asia since the 16th century. - Poch Suzara Google# Twitter# Facebook#

Saints of God who Never Got to be Friends of Poch Suzara in his Home Library

Top Ten Most Influential Saints of God Who never but never made it as friends of POCH SUZARA in his home library The votes are in and here are the saints readers nominated for being the most influential of their time—the results contained quite a few surprises. Other than St. Bernard and John Paul II, discussed in separate previous posts here and here, they are: 1. The Apostle Paul: The author of most of the New Testament and the last of the apostles actually received the most votes from readers. Writes Bill Dingas, a retired engineer and catechist from Livingston, Texas: “Paul is the greatest evangelist ever—doing the impossible by our standards of bringing the good news to the gentiles. Paul with just a few friends, converted most of what is Turkey today (sadly taken over by Islam), making several trips from Israel the Asia Minor, Rome, Greece just to name a few stops. A considerable part of our New Testament comes from Paul. … Who knows (God does) where we would be today without his efforts!” Here’s how another reader put it: “My vote is for St. Paul of Tarsus because he disseminated belief in Jesus throughout the Mediterranean and to the Gentiles, laying the foundation of Christianity and massive change throughout the civilized world in his lifetime.” 2. Mother Teresa: As influential as St. Bernard was, one reader writers that: “Mother Theresa’s influence is wider, also through her humble humanity, because she lived in an age of modern media, and millions could see her work and feel her influence.” Here’s what another reader had to say: “Despite not being formally declared a saint by the Church, Mother Theresa is easily the most influential saint of her time. She was the most influential woman in the world during her lifetime. World leaders listened to her. When she asked to see world leaders, including presidents and prime ministers, she was given immediate access. For example, during the 1981 famine in Ethiopia she asked President Reagan for help. He responded by promising to …do everything possible to help and rushed in with food and medicine. Being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 is another obvious example of her influence in the world.” In fact, in terms of sheer number of votes it’s a tie with John Paul II. I agree, at least in the twentieth century, she and John Paul II stand apart. 3. St. Augustine: After John Paul II and the Apostle Paul, St. Augustine topped reader lists. Here’s Bill Dingas again: “If you have read and studied Saint Augustine you would read a phenomenal path which only could have been guided by God (as Saint Paul was). … Augustine’s conversion is a model for anyone seeking God—and also shows the importance of prayer. Augustine was so intelligent that much of our faith formation comes from his influence—using his skills of philosophy and scriptures. His book City of God is a masterpiece. …As with Paul his contribution to the deposit of faith is so profound I also wonder where we would be without him.” Indeed, in terms of his sheer intellectual contributions to the life of the Church, Augustine would not meet his peer until the time of St. Thomas Aquinas. And, his role in shepherding Christianity from the Roman imperial era to the start of the Middle Ages certainly earns him the distinction of one of the most influential saints of his time. 4. St. Patrick: It’s actually a tie with Augustine. “He not only converted the good part of an entire people/culture, but those people returned the favor, strengthening Christianity in a beleaguered Europe,” one reader noted in the comments section. 5. St. Joseph: One reader calls St. Joseph the “most impressive saint.” She sums it up this way: “Simply this man had to be tops at the time of Jesus. The man chosen to play, pray, teach, and protect the son of God. Trusted companion of Our Blessed Lady. The human that with God’s guidance defeated a king, out-smarted an army.” The reader went on to share heartfelt story about how St. Joseph has helped her through some major personal struggles. “In my life, St. Joseph, upon request delivered my terrific handsome smart loving husband of 28 years. The father of our 10 children. When my husband was killed in a mill accident I knew I could not handle the 7 children left at home by myself and ask St Joseph’s help again. It took me 5 years to get a workmen’s comp. settlement. I fed kids on a credit card. And in the last 13 years 4 kids have graduated from college. And three more are going.” (Her name is being withheld to protect her privacy.) 6. St. Jerome: As one reader pointed out, translating the Bible into the Vulgate—the common or everyday language of the people in his time—is no small accomplishment, and certainly earns St. Jerome a spot in the top ten. Plus, the reader added, the next most significant event in biblical publishing was not for roughly another thousand years, when the Gutenberg printing press was invented. 7. St. Peter: It should go without saying that the first pope and the leader of the early Christian community ranks among the top ten most influential saints of his time. Peter took command of the Church from the get-go, setting forth the procedures for finding a replacement apostle for Judas, presiding over Pentecost, preaching to the Jews, and ultimately founding the Church in Rome—all indispensable steps in the establishment of the Church immediately after the time of Jesus. 8. John the Baptist: Writes one priest: “He was indispensable to open the way for Jesus Christ. He prepared Christ’s first disciples and pointed Him out to them. Jesus Christ insisted on being baptized by him. Saint John the Baptist was even more influential than he intended: despite his disclaimer some of his followers formed a stubborn group that, for some years after his death, continued his cult and refused to go over to Christ.” 9. St. Athanasius: “He defied three emperors and numerous heretical bishops to preserve orthodox Christology for all time,” one reader opined in the comments section. “To top it off, his Life of Anthony popularized monasticism and facilitated the spread of the monastic way of life throughout the Christian world. In his lifetime he was a towering figure.” I’ll add one other monumental feat to this list: Athanasius developed the first New Testament canon. No one (at least successfully) has disputed his listing in the roughly 1,500 years since. 10. St. Angel Arando of San Beda College and St. AAA Eddie Calderon of the University of the Philippines: It’s hard to pick between these two saints — so equal in their special relationship with the Passion for human stupidity and their influence in this forum for ecclesiastatical insanity. Poch Suzara Google# Twitter# Facebook#

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The First Amendment Should Make More Sense if - - -

First Amendment: addresses the rights of freedom of religion (prohibiting Congressional establishment of a religion over another religion through Law and protecting the right to free exercise of religion), freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of petition. Indeed, the First Amendment should make more sense if it addresses not the freedom OF religion, but the freedom FROM religion. No one, but no one has the right to free exercise of mediocrity at its best; or, social, religious, and political insanity - at its worst. As a matter of historical fact, the freedom of religion; especially Christianity as taught in our schools, colleges, and universities has made us Filipinos famous as the Sick Man of Asia. Poch Suzara Google# Twitter# Facebook#

Jesus on World Peace and Family Values

JESUS ON WORLD PEACE and FAMILY VALUES JESUS ON PEACE - Matthew 10:34 "Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." JESUS ON PEACE - Matthew 26:52 Then said Jesus unto him, "Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword." JESUS ON PEACE - Luke 22:36 He said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." JESUS ON FAMILY VALUES - Matthew 8:21-22 And another of his disciples said unto him, "Suffer me first to go and bury my father." But Jesus said unto him, "Follow me and let the dead bury their dead." JESUS ON FAMILY VALUES - Matthew 10:35-37 "For I have come to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law — a man's enemies will be the members of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me." JESUS ON FAMILY VALUES - Matthew 12:46-50 While he yet talked to the people, behold his mother and brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him, "Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with you." But he answered and said, "Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? And he stretched forth his hand towards his disciples, and said, "Behold, my mother and my brethren! For whoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother." JESUS ON FAMILY VALUES - Matthew 19:29 "And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life." JESUS ON FAMILY VALUES - Mark 3:33-35 "Who are my mother and my brothers?" [Jesus] asked. Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, "Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother." JESUS ON FAMILY VALUES - Mark 10:29,30 "Yes," Jesus replied, "and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life. JESUS ON FAMILY VALUES - Luke 9:60 "Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God." JESUS ON FAMILY VALUES - Luke 9:61,62 Still another said, "I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say good bye to my family." Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God." JESUS ON FAMILY VALUES AND PEACE - Luke 12:49-53 "I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed! Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law." JESUS ON FAMILY VALUES - Luke 14:26 [What about John 3:15 and 4:19-21 (below)?] "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters — yes, even his own life — he cannot be my disciple." [NOTE: Buybull thumpers often say that this doesn't really mean “hate,” it just means “love less.” Some translations even word it like that (e.g. Contemporary English Version), because they don't like that nasty word “hate.” The original Greek word “miseo” always means hate; it has no alternative meaning. The prefixes for misanthropy and misogyny come from miseo. This just shows how screwed-up their minds are. If hate equals a form of love, how can we trust anything that those translations say?] JESUS ON FAMILY VALUES - Luke 19:27 [In the words of a king in a parable.] "But those enemies of mine who did not want me to be king over them — bring them here and kill them in front of me." JESUS ON FAMILY VALUES - John 2:4 Jesus saith unto [his mother], "Woman, what have I to do with thee? Mine hour is not yet come." JESUS ON FAMILY VALUES - John 12:25 "The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life." JESUS ON FAMILY VALUES - John 15:6 ( "If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned." JOHN ON FAMILY VALUES - 1 John 3:15 [What about Luke 14:26 (above)?] "Anyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life in him." JOHN ON FAMILY VALUES - 1 John 4:19-21 [What about Luke 14:26 (above)?] "We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, 'I love God,' yet hates his brother, he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother." JOHN ON FAMILY VALUES - 2 John 1:7 Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. [NOTE: The "FAMILY VALUES" verses above also show a classic method that cults use to separate followers from their families and friends. With a follower's normal connections to reality severed, the cult has a better chance to indoctrinate and keep the follower in line.] JESUS ON "SINNERS" - Matthew 9:10-13 (see also Mark 2:15-17) Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to His disciples, "Why is your Teacher eating with the tax collectors and sinners?" But when Jesus heard this, He said, "It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: 'I desire compassion, and not sacrifice,' for I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners." Poch Suzara, googles# Twitter# Facebook#

Monday, March 07, 2016

Valid Reasons Why We Should Abandon Christianity

Valid Reasons Why We Should Abandon Christianity 1. Christianity is based on fear 2. Christianity preys on the innocent 3. Christianity is based on dishonesty 4. Christianity is extremely egocentric 5. Christianity breeds arrogance, a chosen-people mentality 6. Christianity breeds authoritarianism 7. Christianity is cruel 8. Christianity is anti-intellectual, anti-scientific 9. Christianity has a morbid, unhealthy preoccupation with sex 10. Christianity produces sexual misery 11. Christianity has an exceedingly narrow, legalistic view of morality 12. Christianity encourages acceptance of real evils while focusing on imaginary evils 13. Christianity depreciates the natural world 14. Christianity models hierarchical, authoritarian organization 15. Christianity sanctions slavery 16. Christianity is misogynistic 17. Christianity is homophobic 18. The Bible is not a reliable guide to Christ's teachings 19. The Bible is riddled with contradictions 20. Christianity borrowed its central myths and ceremonies from other ancient religions 21. Christianity generates not with love, but with guilt 22. Christianity has more to do with the existence of a divinity up there; and nothing to do with the existence of humanity down here. - Poch Suzara Goggle# Facebook# Twitter#

Saturday, March 05, 2016

The Penitent Thief On the Cross

The story of the thief on the cross is found in the following Bible verses: Matthew 27:38, Luke 23:32-43 and Mark 15:27. This story is in many ways one of the most touching stories in the Bible. A dying penitent thief accepts Christ as Lord and Master and is assured by Jesus of a place in paradise. Many people have also asked the question, what is the name of the thief on the cross? Unfortunately, the Bible doesn't give his name, but the story of this thief gives us a beautiful picture of God's love as shown through Jesus and the mercy freely given to all mankind. What a lot of sick garbage as sick truth revealed in the bible. Jesus could have been more truthful had he promised the thief crucified alongside Him on the cross: "Today thou shall be with me in a place better than paradise - in the Philippines - as thieves in the government - the only Jesus country in Asia always loved and blessed by God, the Father of Jesus. Poch Suzara Google# Facebook# Twitter#

The Religious Views of Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein's religious views have been studied extensively. He said he believed in the "pantheistic" God of Baruch Spinoza, but not in a personal god, a belief he criticized. He also called himself an agnostic, while disassociating himself from the label atheist, preferring, he said, "an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our own being". Oh my dear Albert Einstein, to label atheism as a psychological problem is a feeble, almost laughable attempt to evade the fundamental questions of veracity and falsity. Is the existence of God true? Which God? There are so many of them! What reasons have we to believe in one God, or 3 persons in 1 God? Or that God is not a Jew, but Cathoic? These are the important issues to which the believers must address themselves if they wish to confront the challenge of atheism. Furthermore, there is gross timidity, nay, mediocrity involved in offering "an attitude of humility corresponding to the weakness of our intellectual understanding of nature and of our our being" for believing in a God. The believers who appeal to such nonsense as a necessity for "believing" display a shocking disregard for the pursuit of the truth. The theists who attempts to defeat or to belittle atheism by clinging to his humility accomplishes nothing, aside from revealing his contempt for man's ability to think. To advocate that a belief be accepted without reason is to advocate that a belief be accepted without thought or without verification or reflection. If facts were needed to prove the existence of God, then God must supply them, not man. Thus far, existence is no proof of the existence of God simply because God is already part of existence which was already existing before God arrived into the scene. "The question of what went before the universe began, or who created it, no longer, it turns out, make any sense at all. If there is no God, where did everything come from? “If we can accept that God could exist without being created why could this same logic not apply to the universe itself?” The problem with the First Cause Argument lies in its assumption that an almighty creator exists, something that it is trying to prove. This is known as begging the question. Even a child can ask, like I asked in La Salle high school - “If God created the universe, then who created God?” If the answer is that God is self-existent, then the same answer could certainly be applied to the existence of the universe — that it is self-existent. Besides, which almighty god, among the many existing here, there, and everywhere, are we talking about? In the meantime, if the existence of supernatural beings is unknowable, how then could we have knowledge of the unknowable? Indeed, theology is the effort to explain the unknowable in terms of the not worth knowing. People using the First Cause Argument always make the assumption that their god did the creating. Catholics think God created the universe. Muslims think that Allah created the universe. Hindus think that Brahma did it. The Jews think that Yahweh did it. Most religions have a story of how their god created the universe. The idea of a god as creator of the universe makes for a fantastic tale, but it obviously tells us little about the characteristics of that god. What they are doing is explaining one mystery with a bigger mystery, and that is fallacious logic. Or, explaining the unknown by means of the unknowable. Thus, religion encourages stupidity, belittles one's sense for humanity, and inspires one to have faith in holy absurdity, in order to promote perpetually, the mystery behind human insanity globally! Indeed, in the ultimate analysis, an agnostic was once an atheist who decided to play it safe by turning yellow. Cheers! - - - Poch Suzara, Atheist Mariano Patalinjug To poch suzara Today at 6:29 PM Yonkers, New York 05 March 2016 Dear Poch: Wow! Reading this Essay of yours, which I categorize as a Classic, makes me feel that I am reading Bertrand Russell, or John Stuart Mill, or John Milton, or Samuel Clemens. . . . MAR PATALINJUG

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

He who is Hanged is Under God's Curse. NO KIDDING? HELLO JESUS!

When God created Adam and Eve, they were perfect in every way and lived in a virtual paradise, the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:15). God created man in His image, meaning they also had the freedom to make decisions and choices of their own free will. Genesis 3 goes on to describe how Adam and Eve succumbed to Satan’s temptations and lies. In doing so, they disobeyed the will of God by eating of the tree of knowledge from which they were forbidden: “And the LORD God commanded the man, ‘You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die’” (Genesis 2:16-17). This was the first sin committed by man, and, as a result, all mankind is subject to both physical and eternal death by virtue of our sinful nature inherited from Adam. God declared that all who sin will die, both physically and spiritually. This is the fate of all mankind. But God, in His grace and mercy, provided a way out of this dilemma, the shed blood of His perfect Son on the cross. God declared that “without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness” (Hebrews 9:22), but through the shedding of blood, redemption is provided. The Law of Moses provided a way for the people to be considered “sinless” or “right” in God’s eyes—the offering of animals sacrificed for every sin they committed. These sacrifices were only temporary, though, and were really a foreshadowing of the perfect, once-for-all sacrifice of Christ on the cross (Hebrews 10:10). This is why Jesus came and why He died, to become the ultimate and final sacrifice, the perfect (without blemish) sacrifice for our sins (Colossians 1:22; 1 Peter 1:19). Through Him, the promise of life eternal with God becomes effective through faith to those who believe in Jesus. “So that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe” (Galatians 3:22). These two words, faith and believing, are critical to our salvation. It is through our believing in the shed blood of Christ for our sins that we receive eternal life. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast” (Ephesians 2:8–9). NO KIDDING? I ask: So how and where in our daily prayers do we declare Jesus who died on the cross for our sins and also declare that Jesus was hanged on a tree and died for our sins? Well, it is also revealed as a truth in the bible that Jesus was hanged on a tree: "whom they slew and hanged on a tree." Acts 10:39 "Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree" Acts 5:30 "they took him down from the tree." Act. 13:29 "who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree." 1 Peter 2:24 his body shall not remain overnight on the tree, but you shall surely bury him that day, so that you do not defile the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance; he who is hanged is accursed of God. Deut. 21:23 - Poch Suzara Google# Facebook# Twitter#