Seven Things God Hates

Did you know that there are seven sins that God really hates (of course God hates all sin, but these sins he really hates)? Here they are, straight from the Bible:

“There are six or seven
kinds of people
    the Lord doesn’t like:
Those who are too proud
    or tell lies or murder,
    those who make evil plans
    or are quick to do wrong,
 those who tell lies in court
    or stir up trouble
    in a family.” – Proverbs 6:16-19 CEV


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You can Trust the Bible

The Bible is God’s Word. The Bible shows people how to live. Just the book of Proverbs alone, is a goldmine for people who want to know how to live wisely. The Bible applied to everyday life back in Bible time, and the Bible still applies to everyday life now. The Bible deals with a vast range of different topics: being kind, love one another, God’s commands, the Gospel, do not steal, do not murder, etc.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,” – 2 Timothy 3:16 – NIV (2011)

The Bible is the inspired Word of God. The Bible was written over a period of 1400 to 1800 years by 40 different authors from different walks of life, on three separate continents, yet it all fits together and has not been proven wrong.

“Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” – 2 Peter 1:20-21 – NIV (2011)

No one can get rid of the Bible. People have tried for a long time to attempt this task, but have gotten nowhere. This is because God says that His Word endures forever.

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.” – Isaiah 14:8 – NIV (2011)

All science can do is show the validity of the Bible. Since God created everything, no one can use science against the Creator. Evolution does not have any supporting evidence backing it, nor will there ever be any supporting evidence backing it. Evolution actually goes against science (ie. non-living matter turning into a living organism, etc.). There was no big bang. The Bible very clearly states that God did the creating.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” – Genesis 1:1 – NIV (2011)


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Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?

People say that you must be baptized to be able to be saved from your sins and not go to Hell. Others say that you must do other things as well as be baptized to attain salvation. This is not correct teaching.

First off, baptism is not and was not ever for gaining salvation. Its purpose is to show people that you have indeed accepted Jesus Christ into your heart, not to be as a means of gaining salvation.

Secondly, why would someone think that being put into water would keep you from going to Hell? Are you trusting Jesus to save you, or are you trusting the water?

Trusting Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved.

“So you will be saved, if you honestly say, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and if you believe with all your heart that God raised him from death.” – Romans 10:9 CEV

“You were saved by faith in God, who treats us much better than we deserve. This is God’s gift to you, and not anything you have done on your own.” – Ephesians 2:8 CEV

and not anything you have done on your own” includes being baptized.

Remember…Jesus saves…not water.


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Three Things to Know About Linux Security

Here are three things you need to know if you are switching to Linux.

1. Linux can get viruses.

Yep that’s right. Linux is not immune to viruses. There are many more viruses for Windows than Linux, but that does not mean that Linux users are invincible to malware.

2. Linux does not use ACLs by default.

ACLs (Access Control Lists) are a type of file-system security (ACLs on Windows apply to more than just the file-system itself).

On Windows all files, folders, registry folders, etc. make use of ACLs to define user and group permissions.

ACLs allow someone to fine-grain their security on their computer, without much hassle (in other words, you can take a 100 users and assign them to specific files and/or folders with specific permissions). ACLs were designed to accomplish tasks like that.

ACLs can work on Linux too, but you will have to have software that is compatible with ACLs (most won’t be ACL compatible for Linux).

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa374872%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa379557%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

However, Linux uses UNIX permissions by default, while very easy to use, are not nearly as flexible as ACL permissions. With UNIX permissions you get:

Owner (that is you or another account)

Group (that is the group you or someone else is assigned to)

World (that is everyone else that has access to the server locally or remotely).

What happens when you need to have several users access specific files and folders, but the permissions are not all uniform (some can read and write, while others can only read, while some can only read and execute).

It would be very hard (if not impossible, depending upon the situation) to accomplish this using UNIX permissions.

3. Linux is not “more secure” than Windows out-of-the-box.

https://arstechnica.com/security/2013/05/critical-linux-vulnerability-imperils-users-even-after-silent-fix/

How many “secure” Linux users even know about this? How many servers has this affected? CentOS users will be happy, since their kernel version (by default) is lower than 2.6.37, but how many Linux distributions (popular or not) has this affected? How many companies will be able to apply a fix (using one from their distribution provider or doing a fix themselves) without causing downtime?

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Linux is not more secure than Windows. That idea is a myth. All operating systems have their own place in the tech world.


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