Fatal Construction Flaws & Failures [still being edited]
‘A Wise Builder’ Can Spot & Avoid
Fatal Construction Flaws and Failures
‘A Foolish Builder’ Will ignore, neglect to address, make excuses, and trivialize,
Fatal Construction Flaws and Failures
The First Fatal Flaw to Overcome: A Faulty Foundation …
A Wise Builder needs to know all conditions that threaten his building (not just while building it, but for generations after he is gone). To do that a Wise Builder must address every threat (to ensure his family can enjoy a safe, strong, trustworthy home for generations to come). He must address threats both seen, and unseen, both known and even unknown (ignorance is no excuse). He must know the condition of the soil. He must expose and eliminate foundational flaws that could possibly cause his building to fail.
Of course the time to address all threats is at the very beginning of the building process. Even before the builder chooses the site of the building, he must know the conditions that will affect the Buildings Future: the climate changes (wind velocity, rain and flood capacity, freeze and thaw cycles), the soil composition (moisture content, clay content, soil expansion, rock formations, local springs, ground water, local tree root systems, drainage concerns, access to water, electricity, gas, sewage all must be considered in advance of the construction process.
How to Lay a Firm (Reliable, Solid, Tested, Tried and True) Proven Foundation? One that Can Endure The Fire, the Flood, the Earthquake, the Landslide, the Tempest and the Trials in this Age of Tribulation–That is the Wisest thing a Man can do in this life. The most foolish thing a man can do is to neglect the foundation of his Eternal Home, or rather to build his foundation on something using inferior building practices (inferior building materials, or inferior building ethics, plans) engineering and/or architecture.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. 28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
The Cost of Fatal Flaws and Failures is not just damaging to those in this life, but even more so to those in the life to come:
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
“He is not fool who gives away what he cannot keep, to gain that which he cannot lose.” –Jim Eliot.
Can you imagine individuals and entire multi-generational families building their spiritual homes and lives on foundations with failures and flaws (shown below) built right into the design of their buildings! Even doing so knowingly:
Deceiving themselves to believe that nothing bad is going to happen?
Below is an example of a Man (in a group of men) who has built his house upon the Sand, in our Day:
How can a brilliant man be so ignorant?
It never ceases to amaze me how a completely illiterate and uneducated Amazon jungle savage, and trained natural murderer, like Mincaye, can be 1,000 times more righteous, more honest, more intelligent, and have a deeper understanding of life, and its purpose, and its values, and its priorities, than a highly decorated, degreed, and virtually worshiped atheist like, Richard Dawkins.
Richard mocks, insults, slanders, ridicules, and blasphemes the very name of God– “Behold the Hand, Behold the Nail.” Yet, Richard deems himself a man of superior intelligence. This clearly displays that Dawkin’s heart and mind, soul and conscience, have been “seared as with a hot iron”–just as the Testimony of God clearly explains.
How can a man with such an exceptional intellect, and such an advanced education be so ignorant to his own blindness and his own ridiculous lack of understanding?
Well, as it turns out, it is quite easy to be so ignorant. According to the Master Teacher, a man will harvest the kind of seed he chooses to sow. When he plants thorns and thistles, he is not going to reap apples and oranges. Below we can compare the wisdom of Mincaye to the wisdom of these highly educated men. Definitely do not know where they came from, do not know how they got here, do not know how the universe was formed, and use science as an excuse and a curtain to stand behind every time they don’t want to face reality that the only rational explanation for life is–“God created the universe.”
In Dawkins case, Richard refuses to accept, and thereby to understand the obvious. Therefore every other ignorant thought he adds to his building is placed upon a cracked foundation.
Dawkins refuses to see, or understand the Big Picture God is clearly presenting. Like an infant playing peek-a-boo, Richard is inexorablly choosing to remain completely ignorant not only of the Big Picture, but even more ignorant of all the supporting details in God’s Testimony designed to help Richard grasp the magnitude of the penalty of disobeying God’s Laws and rebelling against God’s Ways.
Dawkins can make a big emotional show and appeal of ignorance by criticizing that which he is completely clueless about, but he can offer no help to anyone, not even himself to actually solve the problems his ignorance is creating, and promoting.
I will have to say I was saddened by this whole show. 1) because of the mindset that allows ignorance to be mainstream, but even more so because 2) the individuals present were not simply putting Dawkins in his place.
A little further in the video below: Dawkins makes juvenile attacks on God’s Word, demonstrating his complete ineptitude to even get one of the main precepts of story right or even one detail in proper understanding. Dawkins, willfully and completely misses the entire meaning and purpose of the Story of Sodom and Gomorrah, and then stands as prosecutor, judge, and jury, upon everything “little Richard” has refused to grasp, and so conveniently chosen to ignore.
Sodom and Gomorrah was the most seriously vile and corrupt, perverted, unjust, wicked, evil, sexually twisted and brutally ugly large community on the face of the earth. Sodom is where we get the term sodomy from. Only those who are familiar with the teaching in the word of God (which many want to expel from our society) Will know where the term sodomy comes from. It is a place where large groups of men would seek to gang rape newcomers to the city as a matter of introduction to their city. And yet, they felt no guilt or shame or breach of conscience in so doing (because they had to see if their conscience as with a hot iron–more on that subject here).
These men had corrupted their ways before God. They created community of men upon the face of the Earth that emboldened itself to hate God, and to live in continuous rebellion to His word and His ways. (How could little Richard miss this point, swallow his camel and strain out his gnat?)
God himself came to meet with Abraham, to show Abraham how God is willing to work with men, to remove evil from the Earth, but once the Evil has spread to an irredeemable limit, God himself will put the wheels of Justice into Motion–just as he has done in the past, is doing in the present, and will do in the future. [Please note: many of God’s judgments are self-fulfilling, like HIV AIDS, and STDs, and plagues, due to disobedience to his commandments.]
Let it be stated for the record, that at God’s appointed times of judgment–Yahweh will bear His Mighty Right Arm (as he would do in Egypt, in 400 years), and prove Himself Strong on behalf of the weak and the poor, the slave and the needy. God’s message had not changed: Let my people go!
And please note, Yahweh is no respecter of persons, when his own people became corrupt and evil he judge them as well, he destroyed their city as well, any force them to live in exile for 70 years. But that’s another story: The Exile of Babylon.
At this time, there was only one righteous man living in Sodom. His name was Lot, Abraham’s nephew, a man tormented in his soul day and nightl, by the depth and breath of the wickedness in all the men living around him. And yet, Lot was attracted to all the material wealth and ability to gain luxury and pleasure in the city of Sodom. Lot was no way forced to live in the city of Sodom, he had made his treasures there. He had made his bed there, and he was lying in it. And God allowed this for His divine purpose. Yahweh’s divine drama was about to unfold.
Abraham pleaded with God. Abraham petitioned Yahweh to spare of the city of Sodom if only 50 righteous men lived there in the city. And God said if he could find 50 righteous men, he would spare the city on their account. When Abraham stirred up his boldness again he petitioned Yahweh on behalf of 40 people, then 30, then 20, then 10. And Yahweh promised Abraham, if he could find 10 righteous men, he would spare the city on their account. And Abraham stopped at 10 men.
Yahweh showed Abraham that He Himself will come and investigate the testimony of Men and Angels. He will not turn a deaf ear, nor a blind eye to the prayers of the contrite in heart. He will rescue those who call upon His Name. In this case, the only man he could save was Lot, his wife, and his two daughters. [please note, Yahweh would have gladly saved more righteous people, but they were not anywhere to be found.]
As a result of Abraham’s righteous prayers and petitions: Lot was told by two angels to go into the city and bring out anyone who was righteous and would be saved from the destruction that would come in one night, that night. And Lot went directly to two different men who were covenanted to marry his two daughters. But they laughed at Lot and ridiculed him ceiling there on Fate’s. No time was at a premium, the destruction was scheduled to happen, and it would wait for no man. Not his wife and two daughters were given the command to leave the city and not look back. And yet they still hesitated, they cared more about their stuff, then their own very lies. So the angels grabbed a lot and his wife and his two daughters by the arm and dragged him out of the city, and save their lives.
Now, only Lots wife disobeyed the word of the Lord (as little Richard “Mocks God” for her judgment). This judgment proves again to show the lack of Respect and Obedience to the Word of God, even in the very midst of the outpouring of Strict Judgement upon a disobedient people. Lot’s Wife, chooses to willingly disobey and reject God’s Word, and she was also judged for that. She made her bed and she was now going to lie in it, and become a testimony of warning to others, and a living example to not disobey God’s Commandments. She was judged, even as little Richard will be judged for disobeying God as well–even as we all will be judged on our appointed days of judgement. The Word of God is plain and clear, and adamant about this. It is full of warning and full of examples.
It is too bad, that Mr. Dawkins should choose to remain ignorant on this point. He is only driving nails into his own coffin. Refusing to listen, refusing to hear, refusing to see. This is a disease of the mind and of the heart. It is called Sin, and little Richard is engulfed by this disease. No wonder his immense intellectual prowess cannot help him in this instance, because his own heart and own mind have deceived him. Together they brokered his own hard stance against the Truth, and the Word of God that lasts forever. He could choose to repent of his own pure arrogant and haughty ignorance, but unfortunately upon until this point, he has remained hard hearted, even as the Pharaoh of Egypt remained hard hearted in his day of judgement in the time of Moses, even in the very midst of 10 devastating plagues that God had clearly sent upon his kingdom.
Of course, if you are so dedicated to living in sin and rebellion to God any active obedience, or any judgment of God Will be attacked and ridiculed by men. Somehow, miraculously, Lot saved himself and his two daughters from looking back also, and they escape the city, before the scheduled destruction came upon it, turning the luscious valleys and the whole region into a black hole of death, and devastation, and destruction, which it is to this day. You can go there and see it for yourself. I have. I have swim in the dead sea. The water is so toxic that if you get any in your eyes, even a little bit drop it will burn your eyes strongly. No Fish nor animal can live in this water.
The reports of evil had come in, and Yahweh saw, that the time of action had come. All this was done, in conjunction with Abraham, to bring a deeper understanding between Abraham and His people, to teach them: How they were to Relate to Yahweh through the Covenant of Abraham (and later Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, all the judges, all the kings, including David and Solomon, and all the prophets, even down to the Messiah and the apostles). They were all intended to learn lessons from Sodom and Gomorrah in order to correct themselves and to not repeat the evil being done. But did the people of God listen? The answer is no. The people of God repeated the evil done in Sodom–and they were punished for it.
This was a judgment, a warning, and a promise all at the same time. Justice was going to be accomplished. A severe message of warning was going to be communicated. And a promise was going to be fulfilled for that generation that would reach all future generations. And yes, they and the whole world would remember this time of justice and judgement–by the sheer dimension and magnitude of God’s Unbridled Wrath upon the Perverted Leadership and Evil Infected People of Sodom and Gomorrah.
And was God’s Judgment Just Mr. Dawkins?
Just who Had Corrupted God’s Gift of Sex? Did Yahweh corrupt it? Who had abused Yahweh’s Abundant Gifts of Wine and Food? Who misused the amazingly Rich Land God had graciously and generously provided? Who had twisted the Leadership and the Government over the People to indulge in such rank pure infectious evil? What thanksgiving, what praise, what honor, what glory, and blessing did Yahweh receive from the Kings, Rulers, Judges, Leaders, and Villains who had become a stronghold of Evil against God’s Righteous Laws and Ways?
How did the People of Sodom repay Yahweh for all of His Goodness, Kindness, Richness, and Blessing?
The People of S & G repaid Yahweh for all His Blessings by this: By Becoming the most wicked men on the Earth in their Day.
Notes for Mr. Dawkins: When did this event (that he so thoroughly despises and shows so much ignorance for) occur in God’s perfectly defined and perfectly written divinely preserved biblical timeline? The Flood occurred in 1656 (DC–Date from Creation). Abraham was born in 1946 (DC), that’s less than three hundred years later. That is less 1/2 than of one life time in Noah’s and Shem’s generation. And take note, both Noah, and Shem were alive, giving testimony to God’s Judgement by Flood in Abraham’s Day.
Now in this Next Generation: The People of the World had corrupted their ways against their Creator once again. (Can you See a Pattern? Did Richard see the Pattern?) And God is raising up and New Deliverer, a New Prophet, a New Man to Carry His Story and His Revelation to His future generations. Abraham became privy to God’s judgement by Fire. God met intimately with Abraham, as He has with others throughout His Testimony! (Can you see the Pattern?) And as we know this Judgement on Sodom and Gomorrah is actually a little snapshot, a foreshadowing, a prophetic picture of a Judgement, a Warning, and a Promise, about what God, Yahweh, is going to do in our near Future–but in the future it will be a Global fire. The People of God surely know, God is capable of raining down fire from heaven when He so chooses, and He has promised us to do so:
More Notes for Richard: How do we know this event occurred? Is there any physical evidence to suggest this world shaking event has taken place? How about the lowest surface on the face of the Earth? Approximately 1,400 feet below Sea Level. How about the entire Dead Sea area being a dead zone, and a lifeless sea in which virtually nothing can live? If Sodom was not an important event to remember, why do we have it in our everyday English Language Today–3,000 years later? Why have we not forgotten it?
What was the Purpose of the Story Mr. Dawkins?
Of course, Richard takes no interest in the purpose of the story. That would completely foil and fail his attack, and bring it to nothing, making all his comments and criticisms seem like insipid babblings.
When taking details of a story and uprooting out and away them from their context, priority and purpose: You can twist a story to say anything you want it to say. “A text without a Context is a Pretext–A Lie!” That is exactly what Richard does below, if you have a moment you can see it for yourself. Ignore the Big Picture and twist the details, that is what Satan has been doing from the very beginning.
In other words, Dawkins swallows the Humungous Camel of Monumental Evil, and then tries to strain out a gnat of punishment for disobedience to God’s Commands–what started the whole mess in the first place, and instead of simply accepting the responsibility for the wrong being done, Richard complains about the punishment posed to correct her evil being done.
Of course, the thoughts, words, attitudes, and platitudes are juvenile, predictable and expected from the mindset of Richard Dawkins, and his crew.
Richard Dawkins laughs at the belief in God and in God’s word, but what does he will put it in its place?
Richard Dawkins believes in the scientific impossibility that: Nothing Created Everything.
Richard is actually filling up the cup of the wrath of God, much like Pharaoh did in his day, Cesar did in his Day, Voltaire did in his day, Darwin and Freud, Hitler and Mussolini, Stalin, Lennon and Mao, did in their day. They are all Gone. Yet, God and His Word are as alive as ever. And yet again, because of Richard’s cracked foundation, all the details of God’s Word, fall into the vast cracks in Richard’s abysmal pit of ignorance and rebellion, because he is willfully choosing to be ignorant.
The Fruit of his tree is poisoned, because the roots of his tree are poisoned. His tree cannot produce good fruit, because it is not designed to produce good fruit. The only remedy to little Richard’s problem, is to cut down his tree and to throw it into the fire. Of course, this is the very thing that Richard is loathe to do. Richard needs to receive the very message of John the Baptist, in order to prepare himself for the Message of the Messiah of Israel:
I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham. 10 The axe is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore every tree that does not bear good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
The only way for Dawkins to go forward is to cut down his tree of rebellion and ignorance and throw it into the fire. Only then can Richard ever gain the presence of mind to build His Eternal Home on a sure foundation:
2 Timothy 2:15-19 (KJV) 15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. 19 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.
Simple right? Depart from iniquity. How hard can that be? Apparently too hard for a man educated by an elitist agenda that mocks God, mocks God word, and disinherits himself from eternal kingdom of God by his own ignorance, and his own hatred of the Narrow Way, the only way that can save him.
May God have mercy on our dear brother Richard Dawkins who is in need of a serious heart operation, may it happen before it’s too late for this man.
“How do you think Richard Dawkins would answer the four following questions?”
Finally, I reckon Richard and his buddies are building their spiritual homes on the same principles and values and methods described in the construction disasters below: