2 comments on “Spingola and Friends, #13

  1. Thank you for a great show.
    When I was a young kid I was told that we evolved from monkeys. I remember that I did not believe it, until everyone was saying it. Now I am that young kid again and I will not return to (monkey business) darkness. I once was an atheist. I used to believe in abortion rights, now I consider it, murder. Only atheists can kill. And now they are going after the old people that “don’t want to live”, like atheists would not get persuaded to kill their own parents by corrupt doctors.
    The elites know that Christians and Muslims are the only force that can resist corruption. They need corruptible people. And the atheists think they are anti-establishment. What a joke. Talking to an atheist about the connection between the rise in corruption and the rise in atheism is like talking to a stone. No worse, the stone is silent.

  2. Deanna, I love your new radio show, and I hope people will support it so you don’t ever, ever have to get corporate advertising to continue. You really shine in this new format I think, without the commercial breaks, or without having anyone looking over your shoulder, to be free to speak your mind. It just really shows in the spontaneity and the flurry of ideas and information that flows.

    This interview with Mike King was fascinating, so much great back and forth between two people on the same philosophical and spiritual wavelength, both so knowledgeable of history. It was just a great interview.

    Somebody sent me Mike King’s TomatoBubble newsgroup in an email, and I fell in love immediately. I signed up to get it, and when it comes every few days I crack it open and read it immediately when it lands in my email box. It’s full of great pictures, super interesting facts, really snappy and timely stuff. Doesn’t take much time to read through it and I gain a ton of information and insight from a 10-minute read. A picture is worth a thousand words, as they say — and Mike comes up with some great pictures to illustrate his points, and he makes current and past history intriguing subject matter. I have forwarded his stuff on to my own private list and urged them to sign up.

    On the matter of hard-to-believe parts of the Bible, I agree it’s natural to question things that don’t make sense and ask questions of our parents and teachers such as some of the things in the Bible, such as Jonah and the great fish. When people have honest doubts and questions they deserve honest answers and not ridicule.

    But I don’t doubt that story, nor do I doubt one word in the Bible as being inspired by God and therefore true, because God is able to give us a Bible we can believe and trust and God knew we needed and wanted such a Book. The Bible will endure into eternity and beyond as a record of past events that sealed the eternal fate of everyone.

    Since God the Creator never had a beginning and is the source of life and all that exists and who holds all our atoms together, we are speaking about a Being who is bigger than the biggest miracle we can conceive in our wildest imagination. For God, keeping a man alive in the belly of a great fish is no big deal, and considering that Jonah was a prophet sent to do a job, and the souls of millions of people depended on Jonah performing his mission, why should we be surprised that God did what he had to do to get Jonah to comply and delivered Jonah by a fish, vomited out onto the beach of the city of Ninevah? Jonah then proceeded to fulfill his mission to preach to the people of that city, and the city repented, the whole entire city. This is really a small-potatoes miracle compared to the act of Creation of the world and all that is in it, the stars, the universe.

    Beyond that, the Bible proves itself within itself — in the prophecies, in archeology and history, and the fact that the New Testament gospels, the four synoptic gospels written by four separate witnesses, agree, or supplement each other, in all points. Jesus himself spoke of Jonah being in the belly of the fish for 3 days, spoke of it as fact, and said that he himself would be in the belly of the earth, as Jonah was, and that like Jonah he would also emerge alive. These are things, taken as a whole, that bring us to trust and believe in the truth of the entire Bible. The more we study and meditate on it, the more we believe it.

    My biggest doubt in the Bible is the story of Samson catching a few dozen foxes, tying their tails together, along with firebrands, and setting them loose in a cornfield to burn it down. I find that harder to conceive of than that Jonah could survive 3 days in the belly of a big fish. But there is enough in the Bible that I do understand that the few parts that I can’t get my mind around are fine with me. I can wait and see, put it aside for another day. I don’t have to know it all and I’m not expected to.

    The Bible says, “Come let us reason together” — which is not the same as demanding that people agree and submit to something out of fear of ridicule or ostracism. We are supposed to reason and advocate for the Truth as we have come to understand it, and that is how we all help each other to run our race that is set before us, to make it to the finish line, and obtain the prize.

    Anyway, it is amazing to me that Mike King has so many facts and so much knowledge of history and current events as to be able to speak names, dates and facts to any subject you would bring up to him — and you did bring up a lot of subjects and concerns in the two hour show. I think Mike King and Dr. Jennifer Daniels are my two favorite guests you’ve had on your show, and I hope to hear them both a LOT more in your new show.

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