Jesus forgives you. He told Peter to forgive someone who sinned against him 490 times in a day! Jesus told Peter that the Kingdom of Heaven is one of continual forgiveness. However, it is not an easy thing to overcome the layers of guilt you heap upon yourself because of your actions. In this episode, Dr. Rich Masek discusses why we should forgive ourselves and embrace God's love. For a free chapter from Dr. Masek's book, Ideolatry, visit ideolatry.com.
Cain deflected responsibility and denied his action. What was the Act of God in Cain's situation? Was it a direct action that God took against him for his sin, or was it an act that preserved Cain's life in spite of the sin? If you enjoy this episode, you can download a free chapter from Ideolatry the book at ideolatry.com.
God has many descriptive names. Explore these names for God and what it means to believe in free will. Listen how God is there for you in every step in life.
Explore what you can learn from a name. People believe it can bring out a man's character. Listen to what the Lord says about a name and what you let in as life filters.
Names are very important because your experiences tend to define the names by which you might know a person or the way that you know God. Are your names accurate? In this episode and his book, Ideolatry, Dr. Rich Masek explores your perspectives and your reality and how they can affect why you know God by the names that you do. ideolatry.com
There is a foundational principle of the universe that we come in contact with daily and that is cause and effect. A cause is ultimately responsible for its effects. But people don't like to accept responsibility for their actions and they frequently look for others to blame. And God deals with us in an entirely different way than the legal system of the world does. In this video and his book, Ideolatry, Dr. Rich Masek explores cause and effect and or personal responsibility. Visit ideolatry.com.
Have you ever wondered why some undesirable behaviors get passed down through certain families? These can sometimes appear to be generational curses. God warns us of the pitfalls of sin, but does He do the cursing? In this video, and his book, Ideolatry, Dr. Rich Masek explores sin, curses and how God deals with them. Visit ideolatry.com
Self-Deception is a process in which an individual rationalizes away a known truth and many things can influence the choice of the individual. Such is the situation that Adam found himself in the Garden with the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. In this podcast, Dr. Rich Masek explores the concept of self-deception that he discusses in his book, Ideolatry. Visit ideolatry.com.
God established the concepts of Personal Responsibility and Accountability when He gave Adam instructions about not eating the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. As soon as God questioned Eve about eating the fruit, the finger-pointing began and it has been with us ever since. But who is actually responsible? In this video, Dr. Rich Masek explores the Blame Game from his book, Ideolatry. Visit the Ideolatry website at ideolatry.com.
Once the Ultimate Con was firmly established, the next step was to seal the trap. A lie became the truth in the mind of Eve, the victim of the con. A lack of understanding allowed the enticement of the lie to take full force. But God still had other plans. In his book, Ideolatry, Dr. Rich Masek discusses how God's Character and Nature overcome this "Ultimate Con game" that was played on Adam and Eve. Visit ideolatry.com for more info.
A person that is working an effective "con game" wins an individual's trust by gaining their confidence. That trust is then deliberately betrayed by encouraging the "mark" to engage in some kind of action that they would not otherwise take. In this video, Dr. Rich Masek discusses a section of his book, Ideolatry that deals with how this "con game" was played on Adam and Eve.
Our personal books of truth are built upon our observations, perspectives and life filters. They shape who we are. But, as host Dr. Rich Masek says, it also shapes our perception of something greater.
God set in place a master plan against sin. No one is immune to the consequences of sin, there someone who overcame it. Listen to this episode to understand the free gift offered to the sinner. Hear and believe today you are washed clean and forgiven, then remember to forgive yourself.
Our view is hindered by many factors that include our environment, education, observations, and preconceptions. All of these define our relative perspective and create our personal Ideolatry. God is not relative. He is absolute and without variation. He has a complete view of everything, but we do not. In this video, Dr. Rich Masek explores relativity and observational truth that may lead you to see things a little differently.
Mankind and science do not want to deal with God because He defies explanation in human terms. Science defers the problem of God to philosophers and religious folk whom it actually seems to disdain. But God is the only constant and absolute in the universe. In his book, Ideolatry, Dr. Rich Masek explores relativity and absolutes in a way that may give you a different perspective.
Somewhere, someone is always trying to convince us of something. Rhetoric about Truth surrounds us in almost every aspect of life. Some seek to redefine Truth in a relative manner based on the situation. While this may seem appropriate to some, there is a higher order of Absolute Truth at work in the universe.
Have you ever really thought about why you do what you do or why you believe what you believe? Is your why based on environmental perspectives or situational truth? Host Dr. Rich Masek the real truth about your why.
How do you decide what truth is and what influences your version of truth? Truth can be an elusive concept depending upon where you look to find it. Your understanding of truth comes from your Life Filters. Your Life Filters create your perspective that is based on your observations and experiences. Your perspective is your reality, but is your reality based upon real truth?
The human spirit struggles with the human intellect to understand the many concepts of who or what God is. But the human spirit has a void in it, a "spiritual receptor site", that only the God of the Bible can adequately fill.
Ideolatry is an unusual word. At first glance, it looks like a misspelling, but the word carries some very deep and significant meaning. It is the title of Dr. Rich Masek's book, Ideolatry.