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The current conflict between Islam and the West might be viewed as the beginning of a final great war to be fought to prove once and for all whose "god" is GOD.

 

I just have my doubts that the god of atheism, immorality, pornography, abortion, theft, violence, lying, selfishness, drugs, evolution, homosexuality and murder can really beat the savage, decapitating, bloodthirsty, evil, servants of the ultimate deceiver - Satan.

In the end we will learn that man is incapable of governing this planet without GOD.  It is easy to understand why He will soon send His Son again to put an end to all human government and bring to pass the words from the Lord's prayer...

"Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done.  On Earth as it is in Heaven.

To Muslims: 2 Corinthians 11:11-15 God’s messengers?  They are counterfeits of the real thing, dishonest practitioners, “God’s messengers” only by their own appointment.  Nor do their tactics surprise me when I consider how Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.  It is only to be expected that his agents shall have the appearance of ministers of righteousness—but they will get their deserts one day.

To the West: Repent!  Ephesians 6:10-17 ...be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.  Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,  and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.  In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil oneTake the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

To believers: Mark 13:19-20 those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world, until now--and never to be equaled again.  If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them.  Revelation 20:1-6 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain.  He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended.  I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

After the rapture of the Church, all Hell is going to break loose.

- Even so, Lord Jesus, come quickly.

Many people would rather die than think.  Most of them do.

   Matthew 7:13-14  Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is

   the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate

   and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.

 

Who needs God?
Someday in the far distant future, man will unravel the

secrets of life and learn how to create it from ordinary dirt.
He will feel very proud and god-like and may even dare

to think he no longer needs God.
To this God will reply:
Not bad!  Now let's see you do it again with your own dirt.

 

 

We have built all sorts of robotic machines that are installed in factories. 

These robots have been programmed to build other machines such as automobiles. 

A programmer had to spend hundreds or even thousands of hours developing and

testing the code to make these systems work properly. 

Evolution teaches that once upon a time there were living things, that had no lungs. 

At that time DNA information code for lung manufacturing did not exist since lungs

hadn't "evolved" yet.  I was just wondering... Who wrote this program?

 

 

Plymouth and Dodge look similar because they were made by the same manufacturer.

Monkeys and Humans look similar because they were made by the same Godufacturer.

 

 

Re: Christian persecution and murders...

Isn't it interesting that a non Christian will create an idol of wood or stone in his own image and guard it, worship it and protect it; sometimes even sacrificing his own life to do so. 

And yet that same man will think nothing of killing a man made in God's image simply because he is a Christian.

 

Very soon most Americans will be liberal democrats.

This will occur right after the rapture.

 

 

Neil Armstrong looked back at the Earth from the Moon
and wondered...

                    Was the Eagle built by the lowest bidder?

 

 

For years the "enemy" told us we did not need to get married. 

It was just a piece of "paper".  Now he tells homosexuals they can

never find fulfillment unless they can get that piece of paper.

 

    For Satan:  If its right, its wrong.  If its wrong, its right.

        For God:  If its right, its right  If its wrong, its wrong.

 

 

Programming is a race between software engineers, striving to create

bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the world, which is producing

bigger and better idiots.  So far, the world is winning.

 

 

Intelligent design can be taught in our schools based entirely on scientific

evidence and without mentioning any articles of faith.  Evolution cannot.

 

 

The BIBLE - God's #1 unread best seller.

Why doesn't anyone want to read the instructions?

For almost two thousand years the Bible was only available to the very rich.

Today anyone who wants one can get one - often for free.

Maybe this is God's way of proving that the former situation was not unfair

since most people wouldn't have read it anyway.

 

Criminal Lawyer is redundant.

A doctor and a lawyer in two cars collided on a country road.  The lawyer, seeing

that the doctor was rather shaken up, helped him from the car and offered him a

drink from his hip flask.  The doctor accepted and handed the flask back to the

lawyer, who closed it and put it away.  “Aren’t you going to have a drink yourself?”

asked the doctor.  “Sure, after the police leave.” replied the attorney.

 

 

Should a convicted murderer be allowed to become a Lawyer?

A controversy occurred recently in my town when a convicted murderer

(who spent his time in prison and was paroled) wanted the bar to recognize

him as an attorney.  Many local radio talk show hosts said he should not even

be considered.  They ranted that his past deeds disqualified him because he

was not of sufficient moral character.  One in particular (who is Jewish) was

very out spoken concerning the issue.  I wonder if it ever dawned on him

that Moses was a murderer and yet God chose him to become the greatest

law-giver and arguably the most effective attorney (in the courts of Pharaoh)

who ever lived?  Certainly God is full of mercy and grace to those who will

turn to Him with a humble heart.  He opposes the proud.

 

 

America is mentioned in the Bible

They shall be lovers of themselves rather than lovers of God.

They parade their sin like Sodom.

They have left the straight way.

These dreamers pollute their own bodies.
The love of many will turn cold.

They are experts in greed.

The merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries.

Her priests profane the sanctuary.

They give birth to illegitimate children.
They... say, "Blessed are they who have never had children".

The young will rise up against the old.

Women rule over them.

Lawsuits spring up like poisonous weeds.

Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.

They deliberately forget that... God created the Heavens and the Earth.

You have depended on your own strength and on your many warriors.

You have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.

In one hour such great wealth [will be] brought to ruin!

 

 

If the right waited for the left to realize the right was right

there'd be no one left to realize the left was wrong, right?

 

 

This luxury car was paid for by

fees I charged for killing babies

 

Now this is a bumper sticker you won't see on a BMW parked behind

an abortion clinic, but it might be interesting to slap one on the "doctor's"

ride when he isn't looking.

 

 

If scientists sent a probe to Mars and found the remains of a fetus, would

they still insist that it doesn't represent life?  Would they still feel it was

something they could just throw in the trash and forget about?  Of course

not.  They would treat it like the greatest discovery of all time.  It would

be cherished and protected more than any Moon rock had ever been. 

If there was any chance to revive it they would spend billions to do so.

The celebration over the expected increase in funding would have no end.

Meanwhile back on Earth, mothers would still be spending money to get rid of

such a thing.  Life would still be so devalued that they would think nothing of

depositing it in the nearest dumpster.  I believe that if there is any intelligent

life out there, they would be smart enough not to come here.

 

 

If evolutionists are so sure that intelligent design is just a pseudoscientific

disguise for creationism, why don't they try presenting real scientific facts

to dispute it instead of resorting to childish name calling?

Better yet, why don't they at least try to present "real", provable scientific

"facts" to explain how even single celled creatures could evolve by chance.

Am I the only one that realizes that creatures have not changed in any

significant way as far back as we can examine?  Mutations are almost never

passed on to ones off-spring.  The DNA of crocodiles has not changed at all.

How dare they say that information science is not real science.  I object!

What are they going to say next?  That mathematics and archaeology are

not scientific either?  These same "intelligent scientists" would declare it to be

absolute proof of intelligent design if they received a signal from outer space

saying something as simple as "roses are red".  And in fact it would!

Do they really expect us to believe that the exceedingly more information rich

DNA code does not reveal intelligence and simply happened by chance?

 

 

The average man's life consists of 20 years of his mother asking him where

he's going, 40 years of his wife asking the same question; and in the end

the mourners wondering too.

 

Good news / Bad news: 

        My doctor says my heart will work till the day I die.

                Thanks to the government, so will I.

Every true democracy ends up as a dictatorship.

 

Exercise can extend your life

For every 30 minutes of strenuous exercise you can expect to add 10 minutes to your life.

However, to get those 10 minutes, you have to exercise while you are young.

Most young people can think of a lot of things to do that are

much more enjoyable than exercising.

In addition, the 10 minute gain is added to the end of your life.

That is, at a time when you are so old you find yourself wishing

you weren’t going to live any longer anyhow.

Even worse, because you used up 30 minutes you have a net loss of 20 minutes.

Maybe having sex is a good way to beat the system?

You get your exercise and have fun at the same time!

Just make sure you enjoy it in a monogamous relationship so you don't kill

yourself by catching some nasty sexually transmitted disease.

 

But even then you are still adding time to your end of your life so you have to

endure old age just that much longer - usually without the sex.

I guess you just can’t win.

 

Food will get you through times of no money

better than money will get you through times of no food.

 

 

Freedom is not doing as you please.  It is having the strength to do what is right.

Whoever sins is a slave to sin. 

But, If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

 

Before you are saved... all your sins count against you,           Matthew 12:36

     but none of your good deeds count for you.                            Isaiah 64:6

 

After you are saved... all of your good deeds count for you,     Matthew 10:42

     but none of your sins count against you.                                   Romans 8:1

God doesn't change us so he can love us.  He loves us so he can change us.

LOVE? 

The homosexual community wants us to believe that all love is the same - that hetrosexual love is no more genuine than the feelings they have for each other.  They say we have no right to condemn their "love" since all love is the same. 

 

But is it love or lust?

 

Jesus said He had to go away so the comforter (the Holy Spirit) could come.  Jesus said the Spirit would teach us truth. (John 16:13)  The very first fruit of the Spirit is love. (Gal 5:22)  Which makes sense because the Spirit is God and God is Love.  (1 John 4:8)  Jesus is God.  As Christians the Spirit lives in us.  If anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ they do not belong to Christ. (Romans 8:9)  So if we belong to Christ, then the Spirit lives in us.  The Spirit of God (and God is love) lives in us.  The Spirit reveals that this is what true love is.  Christ (God) in us, the hope of glory.  (Colossians 1:27)  God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8)  Christ dying for us was THE expression of true love.

Jesus also said all manner of sin and blasphemy will be forgiven except blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.  That will not be forgiven.  Not in this life nor the life to come. (Matthew 12:31)

It's the unpardonable sin.

 

When the homosexual community twists the definition of love as taught by the Holy Spirit and tries to say the sex acts they do with each other are equal to the pure Love of God, they pervert the Spirit's teaching and distort the definition of real love.  In effect they are calling the Spirit of God a liar and a deceiver.

 

Love is not a feeling.  Lust is a feeling. 

 

I am afraid that their attempts to equate the two is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit no matter how you look at it.  Remember, Jesus said, that is the one and only unforgiveable sin. 

We can only hope the mercy of God is such that one can realize their error, repent of the sin and receive Christ.  I think it is clear though, if they choose to cling to it 'til the day they die, it's too late. 

"It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God".  (Hebrews 10:31)

 

Finders keepers, losers weepers is not in the Bible.

I guarantee, life has no guarantees. 

History teaches us that man learns nothing from history.

Question vast conclusions made from half vast data.

Mixing church and state?  Why would we want to corrupt the church?

The more I learn about our "Supreme" Court, the more I forgive Herod.

Intelligent design scientists look at the evidence and develop their theories;

Darwinists start with a theory and then rearrange the evidence.

                                                                      Ann Coulter 2011

Well you wouldn't even wince when they wacked the wierdos in Waco...

Soon you'll sing a sorry song when they slaughter your siblings for

something someone saw as strange.

To the "scholars" of the "Jesus Seminar".  You think you are qualified to

sit in judgment of the honesty of men who wrote their accounts and gave

their lives to substantiate the truth of what they said happened? 

Don't you realize that they were 2000 years closer to the facts than you are?

I suspect that one of the reasons that Pharaoh was having the male Hebrew

children put to death (Exodus 1) was because he was under Satan's control.

Satan probably knew a "redeemer" was coming and was trying to prevent

him (Moses) from being born.  The same thing happened when Jesus was born.

You may recall how Satan had his man Herod slaughter all the babies in and around

Bethlehem that were two years old or younger.  It is obvious that Satan would

have destroyed God's redeemer if he could have.

Here we are 2000 years later...

If we are, as I and many others believe, in the last days then that means that the

antichrist will be born in this era.  He will be Satan's "christ".  So why would

Satan be killing babies right and left through mass abortion?  What if the antichrist

was "accidentally" aborted?  Wouldn't that ruin his evil plan?  Could it be that Satan

knows the antichrist was already born and is waiting in the wings to be called on stage?

If the antichrist was born just prior to Roe vs Wade he would be about the same

age today as Jesus was when he started His ministry. 

Jesus said, "I have come in my Father's name, and you do not accept me;

but if someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him."

Sometimes a person needs to have their heart broken before

they will realize they need a new one.

That is exactly what Jesus was trying to do for us when

He died for us on the cross.

Do you realize that all the good works you do to try to get into Heaven are actually sin? 

They all are done with a motivation of pride or selfishness.

    (what is not done of the Spirit is sin)

Only the good works you do after you are born again count for anything.

You can't do enough good works to earn you way into heaven,

but thank God you don't have to do any good works to get there. 

Nor can you do so many "bad" works that God cannot forgive you. 

(the thief on the cross could do none before he died)

Muhammad was not a prophet

How can I say such a thing?  Well, for one thing he lived around 700 A.D.

and the age of the prophets ended with Jesus.

Hebrews 1

In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son*, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.  The Son* is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word.  After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. So he became as much superior to the angels as the name he has inherited is superior to theirs.

    For to which of the angels did God ever say,
   "You are my Son*;
      today I have become your Father*? Or again,
   "I will be his Father*,
      and he will be my Son*"

This passage goes on to say that even God calls Jesus "Lord", "Creator", "Eternal" and even "God".

*The Koran says in Surah 4:171, "far be it from his (Allah's) glory that he should have a son."  So even if Muhammad was a prophet, he was wrong and being wrong proves one is not a prophet and demands that they, according to the law, should be put to death. 

Who is Allah? - really...

Isaiah 45  5) I am the LORD, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. . . . 

12) It is I who made the earth and created mankind upon it.  My own hands stretched out the heavens and ordained their starry hosts. 18) For this is what the LORD says— he who created the heavens, he is God; he who fashioned and made the earth, he founded it; he did not create it to be empty, but formed it to be inhabited— he says: "I am the LORD, and there is no other. 22) there is no God apart from Me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but Me. Turn to Me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other! 

47:4) Our Redeemer—the LORD Almighty is his name— is the Holy One of Israel.

Do you see a recurring theme here?

So now I ask again.  Who is Allah?

II Corinthians 11:13-15  For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ.  And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.  It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness.  Their end will be what their actions deserve.

John 8:42-47  Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I came from God and now am here.  I have not come on my own; but he sent me.  Why is my language not clear to you?  Because you are unable to hear what I say.  You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire.  He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him.  When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.  Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!  Can any of you prove me guilty of sin?  If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me?  He who belongs to God hears what God says.  The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God."

So if God is God and there is no other, who is it that muslims are praying to - 5 times a day?

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 10:30  [Jesus said,]  "I and the Father are one"

The Quran says: (4:171) The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, was only the Messenger of God, and His Word that He committed to Mary, and a Spirit from Him. So believe in God and His Messengers, and say not, 'Three.' Refrain; better is it for you. God is only one God. Glory be to Him - He is above having a son." and also in (112)  He is God the One God, the Everlasting Refuge, who has not begotten, nor has been begotten, and equal to Him is not anyone."

These can't both be true.

These declarations make the two belief systems totally irreconcilable.

I believe that a show down is just on the horizon.  We are going to find out whose God is God. 

Would any Muslim ever say that the God is Israel is the same as their god?

Would any born again Christian give up Jesus to become a Muslim?

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Some may say,     "OK, OK, so what's in a name...?"

    You call him Jehovah or Yahweh                  Muslims just call him.....

                                          Aah

 

The Bible is depressing?

Dark? Dreary?  God sends his son to tell us how much He loves us.  We kick his butt and try to snuff him out.  God could have said, "To Hell with ya." and flushed his book down the nearest well where only "Timmy" could find it.  But instead he preserved it down through the ages so we could all find out how much He loved us and could get our butts saved.  Dark?  Dreary?  That's not dark and dreary.  Rejoice!

John 1:5  In the beginning was the Word [Jesus], and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

Today I read the latest "bash on Bush" concerning his statement about the creation/evolution high school curriculum debate.  Liberals were ranting: "How dare he suggest that intelligent design [an obvious cover for religion] be presented along side evolution [100% scientifically proven] in our schools!"  I thought to myself, "My how they still hate him."     

Who?     Bush?     No, Jesus.

By George

"Almighty God...I yield thee humble and hearty thanks that thou has preserved me from the danger of the night past, and brought me to the light of the day, and the comforts thereof, a day which is consecrated to thine own service and for thine own honor. Let my heart, therefore, Gracious God, be so affected with the glory and majesty of it, that I may not do mine own works, but wait on thee, and discharge those weighty duties thou requirest of me. Give me grace to hear thee calling on me in thy word, that it may be wisdom, righteousness, reconciliation and peace to the saving of the soul in the day of the Lord Jesus. Grant that I may hear it with reverence, receive it with meekness, mingle it with faith, and that it may accomplish in me, Gracious God, the good work for which thou has sent it. Bless my family, kindred, friends and country, be our God and guide this day and for ever for His sake, who lay down in the Grave and arose again for us, Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen."
-From the Prayer Journal of George Washington
 
Gosh, it sounds like the man is actually expecting God to tell him what to do, and how and when to do it. 
He wants God to be his guide?  He must be some kind of a kook.  Doesn't he believe in separation of church and state?  Why he even calls Jesus his Lord - twice!

Open question to Tony Blair

I hear you are very proud that England has become so progressive and has approved gay marriage.  Have you not heard that pride comes before a fall?  Did England learn nothing from the demise of the Empire on which the Sun never sets?  Or does England think that turning it's back on God had nothing to do with God turning it into a 3rd rate power?  I can imagine the mayor having a similar reaction when gay marriage was approved in Sodom.  At one time I thought I heard you were a Christian.  I guess not.

It doesn't matter if intelligent design is scientific or religious.  The real question is whether it is true or not.  The evidence is overwhelming that it is in fact true and that evolution is not even possible.  At the very least intelligent design deserves to be evaluated with an open mind.

A gun with a trigger lock is like a smoke detector wrapped in cellophane.

You've got two "trees".  The evolutionary tree with its trunk and many concocted branches vs the tree of life in the Garden of Eden; which God planted (and, by the way, was not forbidden for Adam and Eve to eat from and obtain eternal life). 

Evolutionist never try to explain where the roots and the trunk of "their" tree came from.  Where did the seed come from that grew their tree?  Since information does not occur spontaneously, that seed would have had to have all the genetic data to make the entire tree and all its "branches" (representing millions and millions of unique creatures and plants) built into it when it was planted.  So who planted it?  Who made the soil in which it would germinate and grow? 

I think evolutionist are barking up the wrong tree.  But then they have not "evolved" much beyond the canine, so that is not surprising.  They don't even believe that the study of Information Science is real science!  I guess they slept through the biology class that talked about all the trillions of bits of information stored in the DNA molecule.  What came first the trees (plants etc.) or animals?  Since animals breath in oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide and trees and plants take in carbon dioxide and "exhale" oxygen, they both would have had to exist from the beginning.  Otherwise the balance of gases in the atmosphere would have soon become lethal to which ever one the evolutionists believe came first. 

The Bible says God created them both in the first week.  That is the only way the whole system could get up and running since everything is so interconnected and dependant on each other.

If the apostle Paul was still alive, he'd be spinning in his grave when he saw how far

the church has drifted from the truth and what little impact it has had on the world.

When Messiah comes

Luke chapter 7:18-22 John's disciples told him about all these things.  [the miracles Jesus was doing] Calling two of them, he sent them to the Lord to ask, "Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?"

    When the men came to Jesus, they said, "John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, 'Are you the one who was to come, or should we expect someone else?' "

    At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind.  So he replied to the messengers, "Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor.

Here we see Jesus pointing out some of the miracles He had done and presenting them as evidence to validate that He was the promised Messiah.  (see Isaiah 35:5-6)  These astounding abilities were to be the hallmark of the "One" that God would send to save the world and were to be a sign that the kingdom of God had finally arrived.  It was assumed that only God could do such incredible things.  The Jews had every reason to believe that anyone who could do them must be the Messiah.  But the prophecies in the Bible often have two fulfillments or dual meanings.  Today we see that these same "miracles" are again being done.  Not by the power of God, but rather by the ingenuity of scientists and bio-tech engineers.  Some of these "miracles" are already a reality and some are on the verge of becoming so.  To date they have been able to help the lame to walk and cure many diseases.  Even the deaf are being given the capability to hear again.  Soon they will be able to repair lost vision (in some cases they can do this now) and even raise the dead.  (CPR & defibrillators?)  Could this be the other half of the original prophecy?  When you see these things coming to pass, should you start looking for the Messiah?  Wait a minute... suppose the antichrist uses the power of science rather than the power of the supernatural to perform such feats and then starts claiming to be God?  Will this give the Jews (and many others) the inclination to declare that their "messiah" has come at last?  (Especially when he couples this with his ability to finally bring peace to the middle east when no one else could)  After all, many Jews reject Jesus as the Messiah because he didn't bring about world peace.  Even John the Baptist had his doubts (as shown above) because Jesus wasn't concerned with throwing off the Roman occupation.  However, Jesus knew that their real bondage did not come from Rome, but rather from being a slave to sin.  Jesus brought the world an even better peace.  The peace that comes from being forgiven and having a clean heart that is right with God.  (interesting how Rome is still keeping people in bondage to this day, but that is another story.)  If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed!

Only one letter different.

I tried to do a word search in the Bible for Hamas and the closest I could find was Haman.

This name appears only in the book of Ester.  The similarities between Hamas and Haman are incredible.  Here is what I found:  Haman was elected to a powerful political position and given a place of authority.  He demanded that everyone bow to him and honor him.  He was very angry that he could not get a certain Jew (Mordecai) to pay homage to him.  In his anger he decided that killing this one Jew was not enough to satisfy his hatred so he plotted to kill all the Jews in the land.  (In reality Haman was just a puppet in the hands of Satan who has always wanted to exterminate the Jews)  With the king's approval he sent out orders to execute every Jew; young and old, women and children.  Because he received the kings approval (by trickery) Haman was on a political high thinking he had achieved his hate inspired goal of eliminating the Jews once and for all.  He could almost taste it.  But when Haman tried to strike out at Mordecai, the tables were turned in a sort of poetic justice and his self-centered expectation of recognition and glory was given to Mordecai instead.  In the end his immense hatred for the Jews came back to destroy him.  The very weapon he had built to have a spectacular execution of the one Jew he hated the most (a 75' tall gallows) was used to hang him instead.  In the end we see that God saved the Jews and destroyed their enemies.  Just as He is doing today and will continue to do.  Israel will stand; Hamas will fall.  Pride comes before a fall.

Ezekiel 11:17  "Therefore say: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will gather you from the nations and bring you back from the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you back the land of Israel again.'

Curiosity Killed the Country - it started when we were very young

 

I was just curious what it would be like to say "no" to my parents, then to say a "bad" word, then to steal something, then to shoplift, then to have premarital sex, then to get drunk, then to drive 100 mph, then to commit adultery, then to smoke dope, then to beat someone up, then to try cocaine and meth and heroin, then to have homosexual  sex; then to have sex with an animal, then to rob a bank, then to explore witchcraft, then to watch porn, then to go see a movie about two cowboys doing each other (you know just to see what all they hype is about), then maybe to kill some one, then to tell God to go to Hell and see if He strikes me dead...  etc. etc. until

   Curiosity Killed the Country.

 

I'm not afraid of Hell, I don't believe in Hell 

 

And, I don't believe the bullets in your gun are real, so go ahead and shoot.

 

(what's worse is when so called Christians start going off on their "name it and claim it" preaching.  Or, "if you get sick, just don't believe it and it will go away!")

 

Preaching the gospel - use words if necessary

 

But, what about all the natives in Africa who have never heard about Jesus?

   

    Well, I guess they might get off, but you won't.

        Even so, all men are without excuse having seen the creation.

            Any man who will seek God with his whole heart will find Him.

        Jesus said:

            You have believed because you have seen.

            Blessed are they who believe and have not seen.

 

When "they" politely ignore your message of salvation, they are not rejecting you,

they are rejecting Jesus.

 

"Hey buddy, what's that you've got in you hand there?  A fist full of nails?  Oh, and a hammer too?"  I guess we know which side you would have been on at the crucifixion.

 

 

The main problem with man is not that he commits sins,

but rather that he refuses to confess it as such.

Sin is defined by God's law.  It is our responsibility to agree with Him.

It only takes one sin to prove you are a sinner.  The penalty is death.

We must ask God to give us the free, 100% pardon; made available by the sacrifice of Christ in our place on the cross.  (This is what it means, "He died for all.")

 

1 John 1:9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

 

2 Corinthians 5:15  ... he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

 

 

So we went to war against the terrorist.  We're going to show them who's boss!

Ah, but this war will not be like any war America has ever been in before.

It is actually a "religious" war*.

Ephesians 6:10  Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For *our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

 

In the end this war will lead to Armageddon.  The Bible says if Jesus doesn't come back to put a stop to it, no one will survive.

 

And now, horror of horrors, we hear that our troops do not have enough body armor? 

 

"Oh, no!"  "Is there anything we can do?"    YES!  Here is what they need... 

The Armor of God

13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Best of all, this equipment is free.  It won't cost taxpayers a dime. 

Without it there is no way to win this war and we are all toast.

While many of our troops already have this armor, many more are going into battle completely unarmed.  The enemy does not believe any of this stuff is important.

    Do you?

 

You do not get saved by forcing yourself to do good things for God.

But if you are saved you will naturally do good things for God.

 

The addict laments...

that he wishes he could stop his substance abuse, but he simply "Cannot help himself."

How true this is!  The Bible says the heart is desperately wicked and who can know it?

While he cannot help himself, God can perform the necessary adjustments to fix him.

 

Got itching ears?

Some are now teaching that it is no longer to be considered using the Lord's name in vain to say, "God damn it."  or "Jesus Christ, you're an idiot" etc.  Yet I can't help but feel that most people would be extremely embarrassed if they were caught using such language; suddenly realizing that Jesus was standing quietly right behind them listening. 

I am convinced that EVERY outburst of anger is because someone did not get their own way.  Think about this the next time you encounter someone who is expressing anger.  Since people rarely use phrases like the above unless they are angry it can be observed that they are simply exposing their selfishness.  Likewise, since selfishness is a sin, the above phrases are nothing more than an outward expression of inner sin.  To say that using such phrases is not really sinning is just picking knits.

I suppose one way to reduce the amount of sin in ones congregation is to simply redefine it as non-sin.  We are not sinners because we curse, we curse because we are sinners.  Thank God we are saved by grace for who can honestly say they are without sin.  Even our good works are as filthy rags in His sight.  The heart is desperately wicked.  Who can know it?

Matthew 12:30-37  "He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.  And so I tell you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.  Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man [Jesus] will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.

    "Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.  You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good?  For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.  The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.  But I tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken.  For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned."

James 1:26  If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless.

James 3:8-9  ... no man can tame the tongue.  It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.  With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness.

Still not convinced?  Here is the third of the Ten Commandments from Exodus 20:7.  

"You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

And again in Deuteronomy 5:11

"You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

(I wonder how many people have ever even heard the second half of those verses)

It is interesting to note that we surely must be in the last days...

II Timothy 4:3  For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

Well the official word is out.

 
Pope Benedict says that despite the "newly" authenticated Gnostic "gospel" of Judas, he was most certainly not a good guy nor a hero. 
His deeds had nothing to do with any plan of God and he was never commanded by Jesus to do what he did.
 
His interest in money far outweighed any devotion to Christ and he was more interested in himself than any mission concerning the preaching of the gospel. 
 
He thought he could use Jesus' "magic" powers to throw off the shackles of Rome.

He was much more political than religious. 

He would sell out a friend he had known for 3 years for a lousy $30. 
 
Obviously Judas was a Catholic.

Some of us are living a dream.  Dreams are not reality... 

and which is which, each must choose.

 

We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.

For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
 

In John 6:65  Jesus went on to say, "This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him."  66From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him. 67"You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve. 68Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
 

I guess determining who is living a dream depends on whether God is real or not.

Luckily this question is easily answered by answering this question: 

"Who was Jesus?"  Lord, liar or lunatic?

 
I John 5:10  Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his heart. Anyone who does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has given about his Son. 11And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
 
Some "scholars have presented alternate time lines for the writing of the new testament.  There is absolutely no basis in history for such wild-eyed speculation.  In 3 of the 4 gospels Jesus says (concerning the temple in Jerusalem) that it would be torn down and not one stone would be left on another.  This happened by the hand of the Romans in 70 A.D.  Does it not seem curious to you that these writings (all written from a 1st person point of view) would not say, "And that is just what happened!"  If in fact the temple had already been torn down by the time the books were written?
 
These atheistic, "Jesus seminar" people love to sit in judgment of those who were actually there, saw Jesus with their own eyes, heard him speak and even touched Him.  How can they expect anyone to believe that they know better than the "eye witnesses", even though they are blatantly speculating about things that they know nothing about; and this, 2000 years later!  Notice how many times they use the word "probably"?  Based on what?  Wishful thinking?  If one has his mind set to reject God and live his own life, his own way, no amount of "fact" will break through the barrier of rejection they have erected.  God, stands at the door and knocks.  He will not break down anyone's door.  These "experts" tell the lost just what their itching ears want to hear.
 
A man believes what God says because he wants to (no one else has the words of eternal life)  Such a man wants to be forgiven of his sins and thus be saved.  He admits his sin and gives God permission to change him without any reservations.  He puts his faith (trust) in the power and goodness of God.  Others refuse to believe because they just don't want to.  They don't want to be told what to do.  They put their faith (trust) in themselves.  The latter group will get to live their dream:  Eternal separation from God.  God will give them that because that is what they chose.  When the time comes, they will find out they do not have the ability to merit the trust they put in themselves.  Alas, too late.

Americans are so stupid

I rattle my saber; the American government gives me stuff.  They tax money from their own stupid people and send it to me!  I love it!  My bad behavior is always rewarded.  But, they say I must promise to stop rattling my saber.  I say OK and they believe me!  Later I rattle it some more and instead of calling me a liar and punishing me, they send more gifts and money and ask me to please stop it.  I say I will, but I don't mean it.  I throw a tantrum and threaten to burn down the neighbor’s house.  I act like a spoiled brat.  I raise the price of the oil the stupid Americans buy from me.  Now they must dig deeper into their pockets and send me even more money.  I rattle my saber some more.  I rattle it so loudly that they forget about the price of their gasoline.  What a bunch of 'fraidy cats!  I raise the price of my oil again.  This is such fun!  Imagine how many nice things they would give me if I had a real saber!

                                                              Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

"The beauty of doing nothing is that you can do it perfectly.  Only when you do something is it almost impossible to do it without mistakes.  Therefore people who are contributing nothing to society except their constant criticisms can feel both intellectually and morally superior."

                                                                                Thomas Sowell

Evolutionists could believe this!

Once upon a time, long long ago there was a man who cut off his left arm.  He hoped he would have a better chance of survival because he would be able to run faster due to the reduced weight.  He also reasoned that because other men now had more flesh than he, they would be seen as more desirable targets and would be eaten first by the wild carnivores.  Of course with his new found speed he could also simply out run them. 

He had grand dreams of his children being born with only one arm making him the patriarch of a new more advanced species.  To every ones surprise and in spite of the fact that these kinds of mutations are never passed on to the next generation, he actually did have a one armed child.  (who grew up and killed Dr. Richard Kimble's wife; no just kidding) Actually a whole new branch of homo sapiens (homo unidextrius) was spawned.  One of the great great great great great grand children actually invented the suit of armor.  Never mind that hammering out a suit of armor would be nearly impossible if you had only one arm because; given enough time, anything can happen etc. etc....  And of course he built his contraption to accommodate only one arm. 

The grand child soon discovered that he could wear his suit of armor and be protected from almost anything.  He was fast, undesirable and had a tough external shell like an armadillo.  It was, however, difficult to move and do any kind of meaningful work so he turned to a life of crime.  He found he could rob people at will and there was nothing they could do about it.  Sadly though he had to wear his suit of armor all the time to insure his survival.  Lo and behold, he wore it so much that, when he had children, they all came out wearing a suit of armor too!  (don't ask how he was able to have intercourse, just shed a tear for the mother who had them)

So now we have another branch of homo sapiens representing the ever improving upward spiral toward perfection.  (Homo ridicalus)

Some years later this entire group migrated to North America to an area we now call the desert southwest. The main motivation was to escape the relentless efforts by law enforcement to thwart their lives of crime.  They built a large warehouse for shelter and sat around wondering how they were going to make a living.  Then one day a young man happened to wander into the warehouse to escape the heat. 

Now, this particular young man had a father who always loved telling him to "pull my finger", then the father would fart and give the kid a quarter.  Remembering these "fun times", the young man grabbed the arm of one the homo ridicalus's and pulled it down.  At that same moment some of the money these mutants had stolen (and stashed away inside their suits of armor) fell out.  The young man ran out of the warehouse, shouting to all his friends to come and see what happened.  Soon the whole place was filled with people pulling down on the arms and scooping up the money that fell out of these "one armed bandits".

And that's the logical truth according to the laws of evolution! 

Eventually we will all evolve into cyborgs.  Survival of the fittest demands it.

 

Even if we did have a constitutional separation of church and state, (which we don't)

that would not mean there is a mandated separation of God and state.

Suppose God has been creating various scenarios and living out the battle of good against evil many times in the past; possibly for eternity?  Maybe He has been putting the devil in his place over and over again for eons.  Amassing proof that the power of love beats the love of power every time.  The Bible does say God is going to destroy the Earth someday and create a new Heaven and Earth.  Would this be to simply launch our eternity or maybe it will be to start a new war all over again?  Ask yourself, what would you do to occupy your time if you lived forever?  Could it be that God will continue to press "reset" and start over forever?  Has God done this over and over through eternity past?  Could it be that Adam and Eve where simply the beginning of "this" episode of a series of wars?  (Maybe Satan is a slow learner)  What if the our recorded history is not the first attempt at dispelling evil?  What if we are merely "Preparation H"?

Ok, do I really believe this thought represents reality?  The truth is I have no idea.  The only way we can learn anything supernatural is if God tells us.  We cannot know anymore than He chooses to reveal.  The human mind loves to speculate.  We were wired that way.  Just don't let your imaginations become dogma. 

I do not see any evidence in the Bible that the above "theory" is even implied.  We do not learn spiritual truth through meditation, séances, quija boards, fortune tellers, sorcery, scientific investigation, witchcraft, horoscopes, the occult or by taking mind altering drugs.  In fact, we are specifically told to stay away from all such things.  God reserves the right to keep His mysteries to himself or to share them with those He chooses.  (Usually that includes anyone who will ask)  He does promise to reveal himself to those who will diligently seek Him.  He does not dish it out all at once.  No loving parent would teach their child things they were not ready to handle.  Father truly does know best.

Doing good works before you are saved is "gold digging".

Doing good works after you are saved is "gratitude".

My wife says she's noticed that I think up most of this stuff when I first

wake up in the morning.  So now, I'm not allowed to do that anymore.

Salvation is a free gift.  If I gave you a watch for your birthday and you said "Here, let me pay you for that."  I would be offended.  On the other hand, if after you received it you where so thankful (after all it was a Rolex) that you said you would like to do something nice for me in return that would be good.  Likewise, doing good works before salvation (to get God to give you the gift) is kind of sickening to God because what you are really doing is trying to suck up to Him.  However, good works done after receiving salvation are not only nice, but they are a reasonable response to such a wonderful gift. 
We love our kids, but would we really want them to have to earn our love?  Would that kind of forced love even be desirable?  Shouldn't we love each of them the same regardless of behavior?  Would it be right for a parent to withhold love to get a child to perform?  Only love given with no strings attached is a desirable kind of love.  Or imagine being in a relationship with someone who thinks you should love them because they are so "special"... yuck!

Remember the story about the gift of the Maggi?  She cut her hair and sold it to get him a golden watch chain for his pocket watch.  He sold his pocket watch to get her golden clips for her hair.  The sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross was like that.  It was a personal sacrifice.  It cost him a lot to give it.  That is how we know it was a gift of real love.  As such, we can see it was actually designed to spark a response in us to want to love him in return.  He does not love us because we are so worthy but rather because we aren't.  "For even while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

It is easy to give a trinket gift, bought at the spur of the moment with some pocket change.  How much more special a gift is when it actually costs the giver dearly.

If homosexuality is genetic there would be no homosexuals.  The last I heard the sex practices they engage in do not result in reproduction.  If a person ever had been truly "born that way" they would have been the last of their breed.  God never condemns anyone for a birth defect.  It is not a sin to be born blind.  That is how we know that this "life style" is a choice.

 

 

Less than 3% of the population is homosexual...

Therefore, by definition, it is...

Deviant:  adj. differing from a norm or from the accepted standards of a society.

Perversion:  n.  an aberrant sexual practice especially when habitual and

preferred to normal coitus

Aberrant: adj. Deviating from what is normal; untrue to type.

Abnormal: adj. Not typical, usual, or regular; not normal; deviant.

Unnatural: adj.  Deviating from a behavioral or social norm.

Immoral: adj.  contrary to standards of what is right or just in behavior.

                                                    I didn't say it.  The dictionary did.

Is it legal to yell "fire" in a crowded theater?

Is it OK for a man to use his freedom of speech to pervert the minds of children?

Should pornography be protected under the first amendment?

An interesting test of what is "good" is to ask, "What if everyone did it?".

Ex.  If everyone practiced homosexuality; that would be the last generation.

Those who say we should not impose our morality on others ignore the fact

that every law imposes someone's morality on others and to suppress "bad" behavior.

If a Bible principle is "good" what's wrong with making it a law?

Is it wrong to pass a good law simply because it coincides with a Bible principle?

If so, you better take the laws against murder and a host of others off the books.

In fact you might as well endorse anarchy.

Lev. 19:28  " 'Do not ... put tattoo marks on yourselves. I am the LORD.

Getting a tattoo or putting on body piercing is like hanging out a sign that says,

"I'm available; take me.  Do as you will.  I'll do anything!"  And Satan says, "OK."

If left to chance...

It would be easier for a stone to evolve into a space shuttle than for a

virus to evolve into the simplest one celled creature. 

That's one reason we know evolution is a lie.

 

I just read a story about a Democrat that decided to be a Republican.

Which proves you are not born that way and you can change!

 

Warren Buffets billions        Salvation by grace

                                                              vs

An open letter to Jewish friends

I had to write to tell you... No amount of good works will ever undo bad deeds.
Yes, we are all accountable for our deeds.  (How many sins must one commit to become a sinner?)
How many good works does one need to perform to un-ring that bell?
The answer is that it cannot be done.  Yet, praise the Lord, with God all things are possible. 
He has paid the debt that He did not owe, because we owed a debt that we could not pay.
 
We are all born sinners because of Adam's fall. 
If one does not accept that, a simple review of the ten commandments will suffice to prove that we have all sinned and are therefore sinners - eternally.
And even an eternity of doing good works can never change that.
Likewise, there will always be good works that go undone and therefore, by not doing them, the failure will be counted as sin.
It is like trying to save yourself from quicksand.  The more you struggle, the deeper you sink.  
 
Concerning all mankind, there is none righteous, no not one.  All like sheep have gone astray and followed their own way.
We really do stand condemned already.
 
Because God cannot even look on sin  (He is too righteous for that.)  We are doomed...
 
However, it is written, "Salvation is a gift of God, not of works, least any man should boast."
Since God has already paid the price and offered forgiveness to us as a gift, (and no one ever buys his own gifts) all we have to do is accept the free pardon.
(If we did pay any part of the price of this gift it would no longer be a gift, but would become wages.)  And the only "spiritual" wages I know of are the wages of sin which are, of course, death.
 
Now we know there is no free lunch.  Somebody always has to pick up the tab in one way or another. 
This payment took place when the judge of all mankind stepped down from the bench and took the required punishment in our place.
He did this willingly because of His love for us.
What manner of person would refuse such an offer?
 
Imagine if you were God and you had paid the debt for sinful man and found that your gift was refused, how would you react?
 
Personally I would give you eternal life, but not in my house.
 
Something to think about.
 
John Hazen
 
P.S.  I do not mean to imply that good works are no longer important. 
Before I accepted the gift, good works were my mortal enemy. 
(Because by not doing them it served as proof that I was a selfish sinner.)

Now I find that they are my eternal friend because they have become a way to show God my thanks for His unmerited mercy and grace.

To destroy evil, God would have to destroy freedom.

To destroy freedom, God would have to destroy love.

To destroy love, which is a choice, would be an evil act.

Since God can't do something evil, all He can do is fight against it.

He lets evil run it's course so everyone will know it's a bad thing.

Eventually those who have chosen evil will be confined.

God calls that eternal confinement Hell.

Since God has given you freedom, you go there by choice.

In the end, those who have chosen love will finally be able to live in peace.

Jesus died to buy the forgiveness you need and to also give you

the power to choose to reject evil and do what is right.

His free gift is available for the asking.  What are you waiting for?

Christianity is not a religion where I must prove to God that I am good.

It is a personal, honest relationship with God in which I admit that I am not.

Then and only then does He reveal his plan for granting me forgiveness.

He paid my debt himself in the person of Jesus Christ who died for my sins.

Isaiah Chapter 3

9 The look on their faces testifies against them;
they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it.
Woe to them!
They have brought disaster upon themselves.

10 Tell the righteous it will be well with them,
for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.
[the rapture is coming]

11 Woe to the wicked! Disaster is upon them!  They will be
paid back for what their hands have done.
[the great tribulation is coming too]

12 Youths oppress my people,
women rule over them.
O my people, your guides lead you astray;

 

Just like the minutemen

Some have said that the insurgents in Iraq are similar to the minutemen in our own revolution.  They have gone so far as to say that the insurgents are just fighting to free their country from the American occupation.  While it is true that the minutemen confounded the British by refusing to fight the war in a "civilized" manner like wearing red uniforms and marching in a row (instead resorting to guerilla like tactics since they were severely out numbered and out gunned) that is where the similarity ends.

The minutemen were fighting for freedom and the right to self government. 

    The insurgents are fighting to destroy freedom and democracy.

The minutemen did not kill their fellow Americans.

    The insurgents will kill even fellow Iraqis if they disagree with their ideology.

The minutemen did not conduct suicide bombings (in spite of Patrick Henry's brave declaration)

    The insurgents kill soldiers, civilians, men, women and children with this cowardly method.

The minutemen were colonists fighting to build a new country based on Christianity.

    The insurgents, often from foreign countries, are fighting to destroy the Iraqi democracy for Islam.

The minutemen did not use terrorist tactics.

    The insurgents will cut a civilian's throat on TV for the sake of instilling raw terror.

The minutemen did not teach their children to hate.

    The insurgents train their children to find glory in being martyrs as soon as they can strap on the bombs.

 

American was being occupied by the strongest military power of their day for subjugation and taxation.

Iraq was liberated from a tyrant dictator and is only "occupied" by our troops to help keep the peace.

 

Note: You might be a democrat if you are having trouble telling the good guys from the bad in this context.

Mary was not the mother of the Son of God.

Jesus was the bread of life.  Mary was more like the delivery van.  While bread does not arrive without the services of the delivery van, the van itself does not provide the nourishment necessary for life.  The bread gives us life, not the truck. 

Jesus did not begin his existence in a manger in Bethlehem.  Even though the "Virgin Mary" bore Him, she had nothing to do with creating Him.  In fact, no woman has any power to "create" any child.  Most children are born as a result of the will of men, but Jesus was born because of the will of God.  Maybe that is one reason Mary needed to be a virgin.  God prepared the physical body for Jesus to live in (while He was on Earth) long before Mary ever became pregnant.  God planted the seed that would grow to become the sinless God-man; Jesus.  He was from the beginning, existing from everlasting to everlasting.  The Alpha and the Omega.  The beginning and the end.  The world was created by Him and yet did not recognize Him.  The Bible says without Him was not anything made that was made.  He is the creator, but Himself was not created.

Today, there is only one mediator between God and man - the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Timothy 2:5)  Mary was nothing more than a natural born human woman created by God - a blessed and chosen woman to be sure, but she was certainly not in any way divine.  She was born a sinner and needed to be saved just like the rest of us.  While she most certainly was a virgin when she was implanted with the seed that would grow into the body that would be occupied by the Lord Jesus, she went on to have other children afterward.  Jesus had at least four earthly brothers and even some sisters.  The brother's names were James, Joseph, Simon and Judas. (Matthew 13:55-56)  It seems reasonable to assume that she lives with Jesus in Heaven today, but she is not to be prayed to.  If you are saved then Jesus is your brother.  You don't have to ask "mom" to say things to your brother for you.  (unless of course you are not on speaking terms with your brother.)

Finally, we do not obtain salvation through Mary any more than we get nourishment from eating a bread truck.  Our only hope for salvation is to receive by faith The Spirit of Christ offered freely to every man by Jesus. (and this does not depend on our good works, money given, prayers recited, church services attended etc.)  It is made possible only because of the 100% complete payment He made for our sins on the cross.  When He said, "It is finished." it also meant, "Paid in full".

The Rich Man and Lazarus

Luke 16:19 "There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.  At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man's table.  Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

    "The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham's side.  The rich man also died and was buried.  In hell, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.  So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.'

    "But Abraham replied, 'Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.  And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.'

    "He answered, 'Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my father's house, for I have five brothers.  Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.'

    "Abraham replied, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.'

    " 'No, father Abraham,' he said, 'but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.'

    "He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.' "

A Lazarus did rise from the dead at the hand of Jesus.  (Whether it was the Lazarus in this story or not we do not know.)

Jesus also rose from the dead at the hand of the Father.

How many people since then have refused to repent even though one rose from the dead?

The most basic definition of the word repent is to turn around.  All of us are like sheep who have gone astray, each one going his own way.  Jesus came and died for us to get you to turn around and seek His way.  We are to confess (admit) our sins and ask for His forgiveness.  That is the road to salvation.  If anyone will seek me with his whole heart, he will find me.  You need to admit that He is God and you are not.  If you stubbornly refuse to get out of the driver's seat (of your life) and let God take control, you will end up like the "Rich Man".

You can be a Muslim and not know Muhammad or Allah

You can be a Jehovah's Witness and not know Jehovah

You can be a Hindu and not know the "one"

You can be a Mormon and not know Joseph Smith

You can be a Buddhist and not know Buddha

You can be a Catholic and not know the Pope

You can be an atheist and not know Nietzsche

You can be a Jew and not know Abraham or Moses, but

You cannot be a born again Christian and not know Jesus

None of the candidates for the 2008 presidential race have a clean record.

    "But, character doesn't count..." ???

Why it that the American public hates Bush so much?  He is a goodie-two-shoes-Christian and they can't stand it.  Just like the people who hated Jesus, they are irritated by his attempts to live right and show the "good way" - and so he is despised. 

 
It would not surprise me if the American voters elect someone* like Bill Clinton or his evil twin Hillary in 2008.  His depraved actions in the White House made an even more depraved populace feel like they weren't so bad after all.  They reason "If my leader is bad then how can anyone expect me to be good?"  Which gives them (they think) the green light to continue in their godless "lifestyles".  The obvious flaw in the "logic" is that Bill was not our leader, God is.  And He is sinless.   *editors note: yup, they did.
 
Calvin (of Calvin and Hobbs) once mused, "Maybe Heaven is a place where you're allowed to be bad."  I think that is what many people hope Heaven is like.  The very thought that it might be a nice place filled with good people who love righteousness is somehow repugnant and boring to them.  They think decadent living is fun, but they ignore the fact that in the end it is the way of death.
 
Living a life of totally depravity is not even necessary to receive the guilty verdict.  It is enough to simply pull back from the out stretched hand of Jesus (who is trying to pull us out of the sea into the life boat) in order to show which side one is on.  (Note that: In order to want to be saved a drowning man has to admit he is drowning.  And to refuse to be saved means you are going to drown no matter how "good" of a person you were.  This goes hand in hand with "There is none so blind as he who will not see.") 
 
The historical event of Jesus dying on the cross also divided men into two camps.  Those who loved Jesus and were grieved to the heart and those who either couldn't care less, or worse, took delight in seeing Him suffer and die.  I see America divided along those lines much like it was just before the Civil War and it causes me a great deal of sadness because I love this land into which I was blessed to be born.
 
Satan knows full well the meaning of divide and conquer and it looks like he is executing the tactic very well.  His success is not surprising though, when you realize he has an enemy made up of sheep who are willing to allow the division to take place.  "If you stand for nothing, you will fall for anything."
 

Proverbs 14:12  There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.

 

Proverbs 6 -  the wisdom of Solomon

My son, if you accept my words

and store up my commands within you,

turning your ear to wisdom

and applying your heart to understanding,

and if you call out for insight

and cry aloud for understanding,

and if you look for it as for silver

and search for it as for hidden treasure,

then you will understand the fear of the LORD

and find the knowledge of God.

 

For the LORD gives wisdom,

and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

He holds victory in store for the upright,

he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,

for he guards the course of the just

and protects the way of his faithful ones.

Then you will understand what is right and just

and fair—every good path.

For wisdom will enter your heart,

and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.

Discretion will protect you,

and understanding will guard you.

Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,

from men whose words are perverse,

who leave the straight paths

to walk in dark ways,

who delight in doing wrong

and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,

whose paths are crooked

and who are devious in their ways.

It will save you also from the adulteress,

from the wayward wife with her seductive words,

who has left the partner of her youth

and ignored the covenant she made before God.

For her house leads down to death

and her paths to the spirits of the dead.

None who go to her return

or attain the paths of life.

Thus you will walk in the ways of good men

and keep to the paths of the righteous.

For the upright will live in the land,

and the blameless will remain in it;

but the wicked will be cut off from the land,

and the unfaithful will be torn from it.  For the LORD gives wisdom,

and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

1 John 5:12-13 "Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God's Son does not have life.  I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life."

I have been saying this would happen for 30 years. 

We are living right at the beginning of the end.

Not the end of the Earth, but the end of man's failed attempts to govern it.
 
This is all over the news on the internet, but you won't hear about it from the main stream media.

Animal Sacrifices Return

The Bible said this was going to happen, but also that the antichrist will (catering to the animal rights crowd's uproar against it) put a stop to it.
He will probably stop it claiming that because he is god, the animal sacrifices are unnecessary.
He will at first seem to be the political leader we have all been trying to find to guide the world through these terrible times.
Then as absolute power corrupts absolutely, he will begin to think of himself as god.

Daniel 9:26
The people of the ruler (antichrist) who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary (done by the Romans in 70 AD).  The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed. 27 He will confirm a covenant with many for seven years.  In the middle of the seven years he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple he will set up (3.5 years later, see Daniel 12:11) an abomination that causes desolation (I.E.  sitting down in the rebuilt temple and declaring himself to be God), until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.

See also Thessalonians 4:3  concerning the end times and the coming of the day of the Lord and how it will only happen after:
...
the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. (antichrist) 4 He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God's temple, proclaiming himself to be God.

Already the resistance begins.  Here are typical animal rights / "reformed" jewish comments already showing up on blogs:

"This is 2007. We don't want your sick animal sacrifices today. Judaism has matured over the last 2,000 years.  It developed a system of prayer to replace the old sacrifices of the Temple.  The point is to mature and to grow as a tradition, not to revert back to a more primitive time."

and this one:

"I'm hoping this is a joke because there is already far too much cruelty against animals in this world and I condemn it all.  I believe all life is sacred and no one has a right to take any life. I protest that point worldwide and live by my convictions.  I believe animal sacrifice should be the work of devil worshippers.  It has no place in any religion."

  John Hazen
    
     None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.  

Included in the final plague that took place in Egypt was that the first born son of the King (Pharaoh) would die.  Now why would the sins of Pharaoh be brought down on his innocent son?  What did the boy do wrong?  He wasn't the one holding the Hebrews in bondage.  And yet God directed that he should die so the Hebrews could be set free. 

An innocent lamb was also sacrificed to protect the Hebrew families from the wrath of God.  Its blood was splashed on the door posts of their homes in the same positions as the points on the cross of Calvary. 

For us, the innocent lamb of God; the only begotten son, died that we might be set free from our bondage to sin. 

For Pharaoh it was the heart breaking event of having his son perish that finally broke  his pride and made him repent.  God took no joy in allowing this to happen, but He was willing to do whatever was necessary to get his people free.  Even allowing the horrible death of His own son on a cross.  Do you see how God is trying to get through to you?  Will you harden your heart like Pharaoh did or will you let your heart be broken and let the death of God's only son set you free?

Today is the day of salvation.  Seek the Lord while he may be found.

Some young people think they do not have to "get saved" right now because they are still young and have plenty of time to do that later.  They think they have a lot of sinnin' to do first.  But the Bible also says that the Spirit of God will not always strive with man.  A time comes when God no longer draws a person and the free offer of pardon and salvation is revoked.  If you tell God to get lost often enough, eventually He assumes that is your "final answer".  When that happens you find you have stepped over the line and committed the unpardonable sin.  God steps in and hardens your heart.  When that happens, no amount of pleading will change His mind and you can only look forward to eternal separation; confined to the place called Hell.  What should be really frightening is that none of us knows which "refusal" steps us over the line.

Yes, you may feel that you have your whole life ahead of you and "all the time in the world".  But how much time does "the world" still have?  It is like a house of cards.  We could blow it all up tonight.  What should be of even greater concern to you is that no one guarantees you a long life.  One drunk driver, one slip of the wheel, one wrong turn, one stray bullet and your life could be over... just like that. 

Couldn't it be that this "thought" was written just for you?  Don't you think God knew that some day you would read this?

All you have to do is believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. 

Jesus opens a door for you that no man can shut, but when that door gets closed, no man can open it again - ever.

So "Just do it".  While the door is open.  Today is the day of salvation.  Why would you die in your sins?  The price has been paid.  The pardon is being offered.  Only a fool would thumb his nose at such a deal.

I read a story recently about a classical violinist who posed as a street musician and set up in an airport lobby with his violin case open on the floor to collect donations.  He was world class and played his very best.  Almost no one paid any attention.  Of the thousands that passed by that day only one recognized him.  He made all of $32.  At the end of the article I saw there was opportunity to send a comment.  I sent this:
 
"There was a singer just outside the door.  His voice was clear and sweet, but it was the lyrics that were the most profound.  Most people ignored him and simply walked on by.  For a moment I stopped to listen and let the words sink in.  It changed my life forever.  His name was Jesus.  - Now there was an experiment that truly revealed human nature as it really is."
 
The most beautify song ever sung and it just goes in one ear and out the other.  The most valuable gift ever offered and it is treated as if it is not worth the time of day.  The most beautiful and intricate work of art ever made (we call it creation) was perfect.  Every note was in tune.  Every color blended with incredible skill into a delicate tapestry.  Every detail was carefully worked out so that together they became a complex and dynamic symphony.  The maestro was very pleased until one day a man came along and threw a bucket of black paint on it. 

So many pass through life and purposefully choose to act like God isn't doesn't even exist.  Or worse they think His gospel is just some kind of a cheap scheme to get their money.  There truly is none so blind as he who will not see.

April 18, 2007

The supreme court has upheld the ban on partial birth abortion today.

Whoopee

 
Pro-death groups are very angry!
 
Christians are (supposedly) very glad.
 
But not so fast...
 
Did you know the "ban" still allows an even more gruesome procedure?
 
You may not want to read the following, but the part in bold italics is STILL ALLOWED!!!  And yet it is not enough for the pro-death side.
  
In the "usual" second-trimester procedure, "dilation and evacuation" (D&E), the doctor dilates the cervix and then inserts surgical instruments into the uterus and maneuvers them to grab the fetus and pull it back through the cervix and vagina. The fetus is usually ripped apart as it is removed, and the doctor may take 10 to 15 passes to remove it in its entirety.  The procedure that prompted the federal Act and various state statutes, including Nebraska's, is a variation of the standard D&E, and is herein referred to as "intact D&E."  The main difference between the two procedures is that in intact D&E a doctor extracts the fetus intact or largely intact with only a few passes, pulling out its entire body instead of ripping it apart.  In order to allow the head to pass through the cervix, the doctor typically pierces or crushes the skull.
 
Additional gruesome details. 

All of this is still completely legal even after the Federal law (signed by Bush) is made effective. 

 

Read at your own risk - of crying...

 
    A "doctor" [ya, right*] often begins the dilation process by inserting osmotic dilators, such as laminaria (sticks of seaweed), into the cervix.  The dilators can be used in combination with drugs, such as misoprostol, that increase dilation.  The resulting amount of dilation is not uniform, and a doctor does not know in advance how an individual patient will respond. In general the longer dilators remain in the cervix, the more it will dilate.  Yet the length of time doctors employ osmotic dilators varies. Some may keep dilators in the cervix for two days, while others use dilators for a day or less.
    After sufficient dilation the surgical operation can commence.  The woman is placed under general anesthesia or conscious sedation.  The doctor, often guided by ultrasound, inserts grasping forceps through the woman's cervix and into the uterus to grab the fetus.  The doctor grips a fetal part with the forceps and pulls it back through the cervix and vagina, continuing to pull even after meeting resistance from the cervix.  The friction causes the fetus to tear apart.  For example, a leg might be ripped off the fetus as it is pulled through the cervix and out of the woman.  The process of evacuating the fetus piece by piece continues until it has been completely removed.  A doctor may make 10 to 15 passes with the forceps to evacuate the fetus in its entirety, though sometimes removal is completed with fewer passes.  Once the fetus has been evacuated, the placenta and any remaining fetal material are suctioned or scraped out of the uterus.  The doctor examines the different parts to ensure the entire fetal body has been removed.
    Some doctors, especially later in the second trimester, may kill the fetus a day or two before performing the surgical evacuation.  They inject digoxin or potassium chloride into the fetus, the umbilical cord, or the amniotic fluid.  Fetal demise may cause contractions and make greater dilation possible.  Once dead, moreover, the fetus' body will soften, and its removal will be easier.
 
*These butchers have the nerve to call themselves doctors and actually think they are performing a "service"?  Is there anything man will not do for money?

Did you also know it is against the "law" to require a doctor to explain the above details to a woman before he shreds her baby?
 

If they nuke New York city and 10 million American civilians die,

will the liberal democrats still think negotiations are the answer?

May, 2007 ...  The West's survival requires that we wake up and recognize the true character of the enemy we face.  We are involved in a clash with a culture that has little regard for the Western values that hold the sanctity of human life dear.  Terrorists specifically target civilian populations.  It makes no difference to them whether their victims are babies, women or children.  In fighting the war on terrorism, the West goes to considerable lengths, often risking the lives of our troops, to avoid civilian casualties.  The West has the means, but not the will, to utterly destroy terrorists and countries that give them sanction.  I hate to think of what the terrorists might do to give us the will.

                - Walter Williams

A little immigration reform anyone?

Did you ever wonder how many of the dark skinned people sneaking across our southern border every day are really Islamic terrorists?  Well did ya?  Se habla árabe senior?  Well you may get your chance (to speak Arabic) if the liberal democrats get their way.  Ok, Ok, the French may have a word for "Coup d'État", but American should not have a word for Surrender.  Terrorist: "I want to cut off your head with a dull knife, infidel."  Hollywood liberal dem: "Oh, please, Can we talk?"

Luke 23:29 For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'

Although the above verse is probably implying that a woman will find it easier to survive in the coming Great Tribulation if she does not have children to worry about, it may also have a double meaning as so many Bible prophecies do.  In light of the fact that today many in the feminist movement are saying that for a woman to be "successful", she would be well advised not to have children.  The responsibilities of raising the little "rug rats" would only hold her back from reaching her full potential.  Others are saying that children are just a burden and a nuisance and childless couples are to be envied.  "Modern" thinking even goes so far as to say it is acceptable to commit what used to be an unthinkable act.  Namely the dismemberment, murder and unceremonious disposal of an unborn, but otherwise viable, human baby.  Consider the following:

"Women who have never had a child are at higher risk for breast cancer because their milk glands are immature and susceptible to carcinogens. After 32 weeks of pregnancy, however - and especially as they fill with milk - the milk glands mature and become resistant to carcinogens. The fewer months a woman is exposed to high estrogen levels throughout her life, and the longer a woman has mature, cancer-resistant milk glands, the less likely she is to get breast cancer. Conversely, the more a woman is exposed to high amounts of estrogen with immature milk glands, the greater her risk to get breast cancer."  - Koinonia House Inc. May, 2007

Implied in the above verse is that even though people will be saying those things, they will be wrong.  We often think we know better than God and can ignore his instructions.  We are always wrong in that regard.

The death of hope results in the hope of death.

The Bible often gives us prophecies that have two parts.  The first part is short term and the second part is to happen in a more distant future.  For example Jesus said the temple that stood in Jerusalem would be torn down and no stone would be left on another.  This happened in 70 A.D. giving credibility to the rest of his prophecies which included the coming tribulation and Christ's second coming.  Now consider this one:  "It is appointed on to man once to die (always fulfilled 100%) and then the judgment."  Which means judgment is every bit as sure as death.  Thank God here is the verse in its entirety:  Hebrews 9:27  Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

Born once?  Die twice.  Born twice?  Die once.

Can a Christian commit all kinds of sins and get away with it?

Atheists love to ask this question.  The short answer is "yes" we can.  The rest of the answer is, "but I no longer want to."  The Bible says when we become born again we are a new creation,  old things have passed away and all things become new.  Paul wrote that when he was a child he did childish things, but when he grew up he put away childish things.

How silly it would be for an adult to do the same a child might do.  Can you picture and adult throwing a tantrum at the mall because he was denied a particular toy?  Can you picture him falling on the floor and kicking his feet?  They would lock him up and throw away the key.  Do you have any desire to pull your dress up over your head in front of guests?

In the same way Christians no longer desire to continue sinning.  The things they once thought brought them pleasure (and were enslaved to) now seem like utter foolishness to them.  Yes, we can sin in anyway we desire.  One Christian minister said, "I sin as much as I want to.  It's just that now I no longer want to."

The bottom line is this: Christ did pay for ALL our sins.  When we accepted that and surrendered our lives to Him we were born again and in the process the former person died.  This dying set us free from the bondage we had to sin.  Read the book of Romans chapter 6 for more details. 

In any event we are always enslaved by the one we obey.  Whether it be bondage to sin that leads to death or allegiance to Christ which leads to life.  Yes we can sin and sometimes, in our imperfection, we will.  It is just that truly born again people grow up and no longer want to.

And what about future sins that we might commit after we are saved because of our human weaknesses or failures?  May I ask, "How many sins that you have committed in your lifetime were future sins 2000 years ago when Jesus died for them?" 

By the grace of God, those are covered too.  The payment Jesus made on the cross was enough to cover the sins of the whole world.  All we have to do is ask for the pardon.  (Trust me you NEED the pardon.  You are as guilty as sin.  - And you know it.) 

Who created electricity?

Atheists think they really put creationist on the spot by asking, "Where did God come from?".  They often times put it this way, "If creation demands a creator, who created God?" 

My answer would be "I haven't got a clue."  It should be self-evident that the only way we can "know" anything outside of our ability to discover it through science is for God to tell us.  In this case He is silent.

Some will try to answer this question by saying that God is outside of our space time dimension and is therefore not constrained by the element of time thus allowing Him to be eternal.  I think that is a bit of speculation.  It could just as easily be that there was a God who created God; who created God; who created God etc. all the way back to eternity or even some other explanation entirely.  There is just no way to know.

On the other hand it is ridiculous for an atheist to reach the absurd and illogical conclusion that simply because a Christian cannot answer this question then God does not exist.

To put it another way ponder a hypothetical electric light in the ceiling over your head.  Electricity flows through a wire which causes the filament to glow and thus creates light.  The light is caused by an invisible thing we call the electron.  Where did the electrons come from?  Who made them?  Did they always exist?  If you think they were made by the power company then who made the power company?  Oh, you don't know?  Then I guess electricity does not exist.

Come on.  If that is your level of rational thinking, you probably also believe in macro evolution. 

Just like with God, we cannot see electrons but we can see results of their existence.  A single bolt of lightning can ruin your whole day.  Electricity powers machinery, televisions, computers, locomotives and more.  It is really powerful stuff.  But just like it is with God you need to have faith to believe that it exists.  Not blind faith, but intelligent faith based on observing the phenomena that we can see.  It is interesting to note that this invisible stuff can power the electric chair and heart-lung machines too.  One to administer justice and the other to sustain life.

Bring me an electron that we may examine it.

  -  How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?

  -  Can God build a wall so tall that even He cannot climb over it?

Good grief man, get a life. 

    You must be born again or you will never see...

                                                                the kingdom of God.

 

Yoga really appeals to Democrats because...

It's a non-Christian religious practice where you attend group meetings for the sole purpose of getting yourself all bent out of shape.  More often it involves just sitting on your ass accomplishing nothing.  You close your eyes and empty your mind of all rational thought while repeating the same mindless words over and over.  All the while holding both hands in a gesture that juveniles use to indicate "Here's what you can do if you think I care!". 

Note: The yoga philosophy makes no distinction between man and God.  The practice of yoga is based on the belief that man and God are one.  It is little more than self-worship disguised as a high level of spirituality.

Instant Messenger Rant

Johnny says: We are all like vultures taking bites out of each other to stay alive. That is what capitalism is like. Usually the stronger one wins and the weaker one dies. The smarter thing to do would be to wait for the flesh to grow back and then take another bite.

Johnny says: The more lazy vultures like to feed off of dead things. Can you say, "inheritance"?

Johnny says: Now the democrats like socialism. That is where the vultures who are real lazy gang up and feed off of the one fat guy who went out and found food for himself.  He even put food away for his old age.  But when that guy is eaten to death and all of his savings are eaten too, then what will they eat?

Johnny says: So you say , why doesn't the fat guy just fly away? Well, because the government came along and chained him down so he could be eaten!

Johnny says: That is what welfare taxes are like.

Johnny says: The industrious vultures see this and they say, "I am not ever going to get fat, I'll just get eaten." So they become like the lazy vultures that they used to despise and soon nobody goes out to find food.

Johnny says: Solution: LET'S EAT ALL THE DEMOCRATS!!!

Identity theft

Today it is important for someone suspected of being an illegal aliens to prove that they are actually American citizens.  That will soon change.  After the rapture it will become necessary to prove that you are, in fact,  an Earthling.  I believe that the rapture will be explained away as an "invasion" from outer space.  The public will be told that millions of people have been abducted and hauled away to another planet/dimension etc.  The new fear will be that we have aliens living among us.  To prove that you are a real human you will have to be verified and pledge allegiance to the new world government.  The "seal of approval" will be a mark taken on the forehead or the back of your right hand.  You will not be allowed to buy or sell without it.  This will keep those pesky aliens from holding jobs or buying food.  Does that sound like the new law being implemented by the US government to thwart our current illegal alien problem?  They have deemed that illegal aliens are no longer allowed to hold jobs which means it will be real tough to buy, sell or eat.  Guess what?  They will turn to lives of crime overnight.

Back in the mid '70s I read the "back of the book" and discovered some of these things.  It seemed pretty far fetched at the time.  I wondered how anyone could enforce such buying and selling rules.  There was talk at the time about an eventual cashless society, but credit cards were not at all common place like they are today.  At the time computers cost millions and almost none of them could interface with any other brand.  You could not just jump online and fill your shopping cart with stuff that would arrive at your door in a few days.  (Imaging that!)  I knew things would change.  Computers would have to become cheap enough for every mom and pop business to have one.  They would have to be connected to some kind of network that would allow any computer to communicate with any other computer.  Need I say more?  Keep in mind that this is not just an American revolution.  Computers are being used everywhere, all over the world!

By the way this identity theft "crisis" is pushing us to invent a universal, fool proof means of identifying who someone really is.  The mark will probably be part of this system along with, possibly, biometrics.  But never forget that taking that mark will require pledging allegiance to the new world dictator aka the antichrist.  Once you do that your eternal fate will be sealed.  It will be impossible to ever be saved and Heaven will remain eternally out of reach to you.  Now you may say you would never take such a mark, but keep in mind:  hunger makes men do unbelievable things.

"Allah is a very beautiful word for God. Shouldn't we all say that from now on we will call God Allah?'' Bishop Tiny Muskens said in an interview broadcast this week.

"God doesn't care what we call him.''  

Oh really?

Then why is it that the name Allah never occurs in the Bible?  God allows himself (and it is always himself, never herself) to be called by many names.  Allah is not one of them.  Nor is it even possible that  they the same god.  Can you imagine changing John 3:16 to read:

For God did not love the world at all and so he never sent his son (in fact he never had one to send) because he wanted everyone who did not believe in him to be killed, preferably by decapitation!

If we have to change that much of the Biblical wording to make Allah equal to Jehovah, I really do not see how they could possibly be the same.

That can never be equal to:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

In fact, "Pledge allegiance to me or die." sounds more like what Lucifer might say.

The Qur'an never says "God is love" or "Love your enemies" rather it says hate them and kill them.

Is there any doubt that we are in a war to see who's god is God? 

I guess we'll find out in the end.

Revelation 20:4

And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

P.S.  Did you ever consider that maybe God has given mankind this unsolvable crisis in the middle east to prove to us once and for all that man cannot run this planet without him? 

That should be obvious. 

We are without a doubt witnessing the prelude to Armageddon.

By chance?

If we could record all the information in all the books in all the libraries on Earth using DNA molecules the area occupied by that DNA would be about equal to 1% of the area found on the head of a pin.

    If you think man invented mass storage, you must be something less than a pin head.

Your brain is a bio-computer. 

It has many unmonitored, open ports that are not secured.

It is vulnerable to attack by malicious enemies who want to install and run unauthorized programs.  These programs damage your bio-computer in much the same way that a computer virus does when it infects a personal computer.

You may be unaware that you allow free access to these ports by ignoring the issue or by failing to practice proper security procedures.  "Hackers" are constantly looking for the opportunity to invade your system through these vulnerabilities.   You can inadvertently authorize access to these ports by doing something as seemingly benign as reading a horoscope or studying the theory of evolution.  These activities provide the legal "go ahead" to permit the hackers to load false or misleading information in support of such concepts. 

One of the greatest threats to a clean system comes from listening to popular music.  This allows the enemy to load information that convinces you that love is just a feeling.  If you already think that love is based on how you feel then you might already be infected!

Some ports are open simply because you have not taken the proper steps to close them.  On the other hand, there are other ports that are necessary and should be left open.  Do you know which are which?

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Ephesians 6:11-16 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

"Satan is the god of this world."  "Stronger is He that is in you than he that is in the world."

Live by the sword, die by the sword is a proverb, not advice

Live by the Lord, die by the Lord is advice, not a proverb

Why do people say they love God, and then refuse to invite him into their lives.

I always thought prayer was a "privilege".

Leave it to the Catholic church to dish it out as a "punishment".

Did you say your 50 Hail Mary's today?  No? 

Then I guess you are a bad person.

You better say 100 tomorrow!

 

 

Born once, die twice.  Born twice, die once.

A certain person stood before the great white throne judgment.  The judge said,  "Our records show that during your entire life on Earth the only sin you ever committed was to tell one little white lie.  We see no record of any other sins.  I don't think anyone has ever lived such a good life as this before!  He continued, "Unfortunately there is no record that you ever asked my son to forgive you even though you knew the wages of sin was death."  The accused was just about to interrupt and point out that they had never done anything really bad like killing someone, when the bailiff (placing his finger across his lips) indicated that it would be best to remain silent.  The judge continued, "It is the verdict of this court, because it was your first and only offense, that you will only have to stay in hell for one eternity."         

This is the second death.  The pardon was offered but never accepted.  Jesus wept.

He died to pay a debt he didn't owe because we owed a debt we couldn't pay.

What's in that jar?

A small clay jar arrived mysteriously at my door one day.  I wondered what might be in it.  Water?  Acid?  Sand?  Some unknown miracle elixir?  Blood?  A genie with three wishes to bestow?  Actually it does not matter.  The point is that the contents was what was the most intriguing and of potential value.  The jar was not.  It was just an inexpensive and yet suitable container for whatever was being delivered to me.  For example: think of a carton of milk; it is the milk that has value not the carton.  So why is it that a certain religion spends so much time venerating Mary?  They put her image on the Pope's goofy hat while portraying Jesus as still hanging shamefully on a cross.  Isn't that kind of like pouring out the milk and putting the carton up on your mantle?  Who in their right mind would pray to that?

Say what? 

Scientist: For centuries we believed the universe was eternal.  Many of us still do.

Me: But, didn't Einstein demonstrate that space and time had a finite beginning?

Isn't that why you guys came up with the "big bang" theory?

Scientist: I suppose it is.  So what's your point?

Me: Since it would be absurd to think that the universe created itself, it had to have been created by an intelligent Being with tremendous power who existed outside of time and space.  This One also, by necessity, had to have existed before hand.

Scientist:  Ok, wise guy, if that's true, then where did God come from?  Who made God!?

Me: God always existed and had no beginning.  He is outside of time.

Scientist: Oh ya?, everything has to have a beginning!

Me: Excuse me.  I thought you said you were quite comfortable believing the universe was eternal and had no creator.

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America - the prodigal son

In Luke chapter 15:11-32 we find a story that Jesus told about a man who had two sons.  The younger son asked his father to give him his inheritance early.  As soon as he had the money in hot little hands, he stopped working for his father and took off for a life of decadent, selfish and riotous living.  He basically started living his life as if his father was dead.  Of course, in this case, his father was not dead as would normally be required for the son to get his inheritance.  Even so, out of respect for his son's right to choose for himself, he let him go.  It was party time!

There is pleasure in sin for a season, but soon the money was gone and there was a severe famine.  His fair weather friends left him to starve.  He was forced to get a low paying job and soon pig food started to look good.

Then he came to his senses!

The school of hard knocks had taught him a lesson.  Suddenly decided he was willing to go back and work for his father again.  He admitted to himself that he had sinned and was willing to repent.  In his mind he had no alternative.  Even though he felt unworthy to even ask, he set out to throw himself on the mercy of his father and hope for the best.

Of course his father received him back with great joy.  You can read the rest of the story below.  Pay close attention to the underlined words at the end.

Of course this story refers to people who turn their backs on God, take His blessings and squander them on their own selfish desires.  Fortunately some "come their senses" and admit their sins, repent (turn around) and beg for God to be merciful. 

I would like to suggest that this story could also have a broader meaning.  Often times the Bible provides truths that can be applied to both men and nations.

Suppose the older son is the nation of Israel and the younger is America.

America has been blessed by God more than any other nation that has ever existed.  We have been made so rich by God that many Americans feel it is evil to be living in such luxury when so many other countries are so poor.  Please note there is nothing wrong with having God's blessings.  How else can you share with those in need?  How else can we have the free time to go into all the world and preach the gospel?  Have you noticed that our prosperity began to decline when we began to stop doing that?

Money itself is not evil.  It was not wrong for the prodigal son to get his inheritance early.  It was what he did with it afterward that showed his disgusting love of it, his disdain for his father and his poor character.  It is the love of money that is the root of all kinds of evil. 

So why are we now living like God is dead?  Why do some have the nerve to proclaim that our great wealth was self-earned and that God had nothing to do with our success?  Why have we taken our "inheritance" and begun to live in the most depraved, sexually perverted, violent, selfish way possible?  Pornography is the number one source of revenue on the internet.  Our national common sense is nearly gone.  Don't look now, but we have already hired ourselves out to a "citizen" of our newly adopted land (Satan) and soon total economic collapse and famine will be upon us.  The "god" of this world is a nasty task master as any drug addict will attest.  He offers the pleasures of sin all wrapped up in tinsel and inside the box are deadly vipers.  The words of the teacher and the truths presented in this parable apparently have fallen on deaf ears.

Hopefully we will "come to our senses" and revival will sweep America.  I know God would welcome us back with open arms if we ever do.

The reason I suggest Israel as the older son is that they have been working for God and living like He "really is real" since the days of Abraham.  It would be little wonder if America repented and they became jealous for there would be such a joyous party that you could not even imagine it.  I say this especially in light of the fact that America is preparing to turn its back on Israel and withdraw support.  Even the prodigal son was smart enough not to snub his older brother.

Personally I do not think we will change.  Other Bible prophecies for the times we are in seem to support that theory.  I am convinced that God will have to "turn us over to a reprobate mind." and still we will not repent.  I then see the rapture happening and millions of Americans left behind to "eat pig food" and die of starvation.  What a sad epitaph for the greatest country to ever exist and the last great hope for the world to learn about salvation provided by God's son, Jesus.   You can read all about the coming judgment and the reasons for it following the parable below...

The Parable of the Lost Son

Jesus continued: "There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, 'Father, give me my share of the estate.' So he divided his property between them.

"Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, set off for a distant country and there squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, there was a severe famine in that whole country, and he began to be in need. So he went and hired himself out to a citizen of that country, who sent him to his fields to feed pigs. He longed to fill his stomach with the pods that the pigs were eating, but no one gave him anything.

"When he came to his senses, he said, 'How many of my father's hired men have food to spare, and here I am starving to death!  I will set out and go back to my father and say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.  I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me like one of your hired men.'  So he got up and went to his father. "But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.

"The son said to him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.

"But the father said to his servants, 'Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet.  Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate.  For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' So they began to celebrate.

"Meanwhile, the older son was in the field. When he came near the house, he heard music and dancing.  So he called one of the servants and asked him what was going on.  'Your brother has come,' he replied, 'and your father has killed the fattened calf because he has him back safe and sound.'

"The older brother became angry and refused to go in. So his father went out and pleaded with him.  But he answered his father, 'Look! All these years I've been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat so I could celebrate with my friends.  But when this son of yours who has squandered your property with prostitutes comes home, you kill the fattened calf for him!'

" 'My son,' the father said, 'you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.  But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.' "

God's Wrath Against Mankind

Romans 1:18  The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them.  For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.  Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.  They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones.  In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done.  They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.  Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.

In the news recently it was said that if Israel were to attack Iran over their nuclear threats that the US would not join in the battle.  I can easily believe that would be the case.

Then it dawned on me that something like this has happened before. 

In the old testament a story is told of a boastful, proud and arrogant bully who was taunting Israel and threatening to destroy it.  His name was Goliath (aka "I'm gonna wipe you off the map.", Ahmadinejad).  One lone boy named  David (aka "Over my dead body.", today's Israel) went out against Goliath without any help from the king (aka "Can't we all just get along?", Obama) or his army.  David had confidence that God would deliver Goliath into his hand and that God would be the one to provide the victory.  Against all odds and risking his very life, he went out to face the villain.  The king's entire well outfitted army was ready to fight and was in fact  assembled a stone's throw away (aka our forces in Iraq and Afghanistan), but the king was afraid to give the order so they had to stand idly by and watch.  Before David went to battle, the king even tried to talk him out of it saying you're too weak to do the job by yourself.  (Note: He was probably mostly afraid because he knew if David were to lose against Goliath all of Israel would be destroyed, but worse he wouldn't be king anymore)  In spite of the king's cowardice and refusal to help, David decided he didn't need it anyhow and set out to do the dirty work alone.  He even refused to take any of the weapons or armor that the king offered saying "I am not used to them".  After David was successful in slaying the terrorist, (And I am just as sure Israel will win against Iran) he was all of a sudden a hero.  He was showered with gifts and admiration.  (I guarantee there will be dancing in the streets when Israel takes out the Iranian nuclear threat.)

P.S.  The story also says David ran quickly toward the battle line and slew Goliath with a single stone.  He had five stones with him, but only needed one.  Yes sir, those F16 jets can certainly move in quickly.  I wonder if there will be five of them?  I wonder if they will only need to use one bomb?

Another interesting part of the story states that David took Goliath's weapons and put them in his own tent.  I wonder if Israel will confiscate Iran's nukes and drag them back to Israel?  Wouldn't that be interesting?

Gosh I hope they don't drag Ahmadinejad's head back to Jerusalem the way David did with Goliath's.

Someone might deny what happened at the Holocaust,

but they're super dumb if they deny what happened at the Holy Cross.

A brief history of the world

Man lived.

    Man died.

        Jesus lived.

            Jesus died.

                Jesus lived.

                    Man lived.

                        Jesus lives with man.

The knowledge currently stored in the libraries of the world is estimated at 1018 bits. If it were possible for this information to be stored in DNA molecules, 1 per cent of the volume of a pinhead would be sufficient for this purpose. If, on the other hand, this information were to be stored with the aid of megachips (VLSI technology), we would need a pile higher than the distance between the earth and the moon plus unimaginably enormous power and cooling support facilities to make it function.

Without a doubt, the most complex information processing system in existence is the human body. If we take all human information processes together, that is, conscious ones (language, information-controlled functions of the organs, hormone system), this involves the processing of 1024 bits daily. This astronomically high figure is higher by a factor of 1,000,000 than the total human knowledge of 1018 bits stored in all the world’s libraries.

The Bible has long made it clear that the creation of the original groups of fully operational living creatures, programmed to transmit their information to their descendants, was the deliberate act of the mind and the will of the Creator, Jesus Christ. Since life is overwhelmingly loaded with information; it should be clear that a rigorous application of the science of information is devastating to materialistic philosophy masquerading in the guise of evolution, and strongly supportive of Biblical - Genesis creation.

Engineers also know that in order to get the best flow of a liquid - such as blood - a pipe's cubed radius must equal the sum of the cubed radii of each of its branches. And this is exactly the relationship found in all living and fossilized creatures, from sponges to humans!

Bull feathers!

Look at the intricate structure of the flight feather below. Each feather has a main quill, with many barbs protruding outward at right angles to the quill. Each barb has a series of barbules.

Anterior (front) barbules have hooks which lock into ridges on the posterior side of the adjacent barbules — like a zipper or Velcro. A set of tendons allows them to flex and rotate, to form tiny slots on an upward wing beat and close those slots to form an impervious airfoil on the downward power stroke. This reduces air resistance on the upward stroke by allowing air to pass through the wing and dramatically improves aerodynamic efficiency. Can this complex structure, having all of the signs of very intelligent design, have evolved from a reptilian scale? Evolutionist will believe incredibly stupid things in order to deny God's existence.  How feathers arose initially, presumably by chance, defies analysis.”  Even a fool can look at something as simple as a paper clip and know that it was designed by a designer.

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Floyd Lee Corkins charged in Family Research Council shooting – “I don’t like your politics
One of the aspects of the “Days of Lot” (Genesis 19) was that the homosexuals were violent and threatened Lot with harm if he did not comply to their demands.
They hated his “politics” (moral stance) and hated the idea that he would dare judge them by saying the things they wanted to do were wrong.
    (I guess Lot invented hate speech)
        (Do you think this shooting will be labeled a hate crime? Don’t hold your breath.)
The men of Sodom had no interest in Lot’s daughters; they wanted the men.

And it was not “love” as gays like to falsely describe their acts. They intended to treat the angels badly.

    I.E. violent rape sex.

        And they threatened Lot with the same and worse. Gen. 19:9

            It took the power of the angels to fend them off.

 

If we are seeing a return to the way things were in the “Days of Lot” we are almost there*.
    We already have their open parading in the streets. (Isaiah 3:9)
        We already see it infecting our young people.
            Sodom’s youthful gays were involved in the violence.
                (Gen. 19:4...all the men from every part of the city of Sodom--both young and old--surrounded the house)
                    Will we soon see gangs of young gay men terrorizing our streets?

Until now there was one thing still missing from the gay movement in our society

    Their hatred toward moral men hadn’t yet turned into acts of violence.

        Could this event in DC be the shot heard ‘round the world?

                The beginning of gay violence in these last days?

           

Another sign of the end times? Another piece of the puzzle falling into place?

 

    No doubt...

 

* Romans 1:26-27 

"Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other.”

        (ya, we've got that covered)

 

..."In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion."   (AIDS?    No?    Don't be so sure.)

If Mormonism is a true religion and the Mormons believe that Jesus was a prophet, how can they teach that He made a missionary journey to America before ascending back up into Heaven?  Wouldn't He have known in advance that not one native American would accept the gospel?  What a wasted trip it would be.  Is the Jesus they believe in that stupid?  My Bible teaches that He is God and logically speaking would have known better than to waste His time.  Where was the church that Jesus founded when He came to America?  Did Christopher Columbus attend there?

Liberals are such hypocrites:

They say:

"It's bad to say for the government to tell us who we're allowed to marry."

"It's good for the government to tell us what kind of guns we're allowed to own."

Some gifts from God

      Propitiation

Pardon

Passion

Patience

Peace

Perfection

Perseverance

Physicians

Possessions

Power

Prayer

Promises

Prophecy

Prosperity

Protection

Purification

Purpose

Paradise

 For all these, He only asks for Praise, which costs us nothing.

It’s just another way of saying “Thanks, you’re awesome!”

Jesus said, "Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him."

Why would Moses be told to lift up a snake as an example of the future crucifixion when Jesus is called the lamb of God?  Why wouldn't Moses use a lamb instead? 

Could it be that Jesus wasn't the only one on the cross?  In Genesis 3:15 God says, "I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.”  Certainly that serpent of old (and all his evil works) was being crushed when Jesus paid for our sins by dying on the cross.

Maybe that is what the fiery brass serpent, lifted up by Moses, represented.

 

 

 

Born that way or choice?

...do you not know that wrongdoers (a choice) will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral (a choice) nor idolaters (a choice)  nor adulterers (a choice)  nor men who have sex with men (a choice)  nor thieves (a choice) nor the greedy (a choice)  nor drunkards (a choice)  nor slanderers (a choice)  nor swindlers (a choice)  will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. (you changed) ... The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will raise us also. Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ himself? Shall I then take the members of Christ and unite them with a prostitute? Never! Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body? For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.” But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit.  Flee from sexual immorality. (a choice)  All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body. Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

Nowhere in the Bible does God say that birth defects or genetic traits are grounds for being kept out of the kingdom of Heaven.  That includes race, blindness, lameness, deafness, mental deficiencies, in effect, anything that one has no control over. 

Do you really think that the God who is Love would create someone to be a homosexual and then condemn them to Hell for being born that way?  A god that would do that is more like a monster and is definitely not the God of the Bible.

It may seem like your addiction can be too difficult to break, but "nothing is impossible with God." (Luke 1:37) if you really have given Him your life.

 

Caller:    Ring.  Ring.  Ring.

Operator:  "Hello, Child Protective Services.  How can I help you?"

Caller:       "I'd like to report some extreme child abuse. 

                  Somebody needs to get over there right away."

Operator:  "That's what we're here for.  What is the nature of the situation?"

Caller:        "There have been reports that children are being tortured and killed!

Operator:   "OMG, what is the location?

Caller:        "Planned Parenthood!  Hurry, its just horrible what they're doing to helpless children."

 

The LifeLock® ad says,  "No one can monitor all transactions at every business."

            ... well, not yet...                    

Rev 13:16 - 17  And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the          poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.

 

June 26, 2015 

Today the US Supreme court decided that same sex marriage is now constitutionally legal in all 50 states.

    Today; its legal, in fact they call it a right.  Now it begins...

        When the parties and the parades are over then they will push for "tolerance",

             then "acceptance", then "endorsement".

            (thank God at least they can't reproduce)

Resistance if futile...

Christians who take a stand and are brave enough to call this new "right" a sin will be subjected to ridicule, called all manner of derogatory names, persecuted, fined, arrested, jailed and more.  Giving in to their demand for toleration will not be enough and they will implement the most intolerant methods to reach their quest to make it mainstream.

    Churches will loose their tax exemption status unless they comply.  They will not be allowed to discriminate.

     They will demand that you perform the ceremony, make their cakes, take the pictures and carter their "event" or else!  Can you imagine a church being forced to hire transsexuals?  Well, get ready.

     Eventually even our youth* will embrace it and you will be threatened with violence if you try to oppose it.

        "If you think its not happening right here in America, wait till it happens to you!" - Larry Norman

    Genesis 19:1-9  The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. 2 “My lords,” he said, “please turn aside to your servant’s house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning.” “No,” they answered, “we will spend the night in the square.” 3 But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. 4 Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom both *young and oldsurrounded the house. 5 They called to Lot, “Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.” 6 Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him 7 and said, “No, my friends. Don’t do this wicked thing. 8 Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don’t do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof.” 9 “Get out of our way,” they replied. “This fellow came here as a foreigner, and now he wants to play the judge! We’ll treat you worse than them.” They kept bringing pressure on Lot and moved forward to break down the door.

 

You don't get good to get God.  You get God to get good.

If an undertaker was selling human body parts would the facility be raided?

Would the undertaker be arrested?  Of course! - And these people are already dead!

 

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People that find it simply too far fetched to believe that God could transfer our soul to another body after we die have no problem believing they can transfer a computer program to another computer on the other side of the world via internet. And it can be done wirelessly! Why is it simple for them to believe that once their program comes to "life", it can take over and becomes the "personality" of the other computer. They read with disbelief when the Bible says the Holy Spirit can co-exist with us in our current body (if we will but ask him to), but they think its no big deal that a program like Windows can exist simultaneously in millions of computers. Or that GPS can track anyone anywhere as a poor example of what God says he can do. If man can do "miracles" like that why would an atheist think the same thing would be impossible for God? Don't forget He was the original computer geek. Our brains prove it. A brain makes our computers look primitive. God had the technology before we ever crawled out of our caves. He breathed the breath of life into the first man and Adam became a living soul. He installed a beautiful operating system - and Satan tricked us into downloading a virus that we have never been able to scrub. I guess that makes Jesus our anti-virus saviour.

Cheap grace?

Grace is a gift. Gifts must be given without cost or obligation. Otherwise they cease to be gifts and become wages*.

When anyone puts any kind of price or cost on grace they are implying that we must either earn it of pay for it.

They use that trick to get you to pay into their coffers to get forgiveness. And the worse you are the more you pay!

The grace of God given to us through Jesus was not a cheap. We could never comprehend what He paid for it.

Now, someone may give you a cheap gift; meaning they didn't pay much for it.

Not only does it lack any real value, it also says they don't love you very much if at all. The giver may not even like you!

Cheap gifts are usually given out of obligation.

God was not obligated to give us grace, but loved us so much He was willing to give His one and only Son to purchase it.

The essence of grace is, as a gift, it provides 100% forgiveness of our sins against God.

That forgiveness can never be earned.

What would you give to purchase that kind of grace? - Even if it was "cheap" - you could never afford it.

A billion dollars;  A billion good works; A billion hail Mary's; cannot blot out even one sin.

The audacity of man to think he can earn or buy or deserve God's love...

    It is appointed on to man, once, to die. After that the judgment.

    The wages of sin is death. The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

If you think you can have your cake and eat it too, beware!  Your cake is going to eat you!

To believe because it might be true does not save.

Only belief because you know its true, saves.

The one who denies the existence of God, denies reality

Many "good" people will be in Hell while many "bad" people will be in Heaven.

Common Core promotes Godless education.

Endorsing secular education is child abuse. 

Because you have withheld the truth and you will be held responsible.

Raise up a child in the way they should go - in the admonish of the Lord.

If you don't pass on the knowledge of the Lord they will find spiritual fulfillment somewhere.

    Sex, drugs, rock and roll...

There those who grumble in times of abundance who cannot understand

    those who give thanks in adversity.

It is folly to say you have put your faith in God for salvation until you believe He really exists.

The one who thinks he can wait until the last minute will find they have waited too long.

Secure the border!

    There is a wall around Heaven.
    It is so tall no one can climb over it.
    It goes so deep no one can tunnel under it.
    It is so thick no one can blast through it.

    There is only one gate.
        - It is always open.

    There is only one guard at that gate.
    He is unarmed. - His name is Jesus.

        - God did not build this wall.

                    - We did.

    God provided the gate

    Isn't it amazing how so many people try to get in every way they can,

            - except through the open gate.

 

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