Category Archives: Religion

Has Our Government Grown Too Powerful?

Are you part of the radical Left?  Right?  Moderate?  Many Americans today refuse to watch the news on television, hear it on radio, read about it in a newspaper or from the internet..?  Being an ostrich with your head in the sand may make you feel like you’re in a safe space.  But with your head in the sand, where does that leave your butt?  Waving in the wind as a potential target.  We need more Americans ready to fight — stand up to the tyrants in this country.

Each of us has our own ‘issues’.  We believe in things that everyone does, and in others that no one does.  That’s called ‘freedom’!  Enjoy it.  It may not be around much longer.  Government in the United States has grown in size and power for several decades.  But the question is, when has it grown too big and/or too powerful?

Common issues discussed today are freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, and other key topics we hear and read about.  But how about the right for you to raise your children the way that YOU want to raise them!?  How would you feel if your child was taken away from you because you won’t go along with ‘transforming‘ your child into something else?  That new progressive way of thinking is called transgenderism.

In the following article you will read how parents in Ohio have had their child taken from them solely because they do not believe she should be given hormone shots to assist her into her new identity — that of a man.  Hard to believe?  Read on …

Parents Lose Custody of Child

 

Personally I see this as bully tactics — the actions of a totalitarian government.  The question is, who’s going to stop them?  Who’s willing to fight for their rights today?    You?

The ‘progressive movement’ (aka, communism) in this country has done a fine job of destroying the nuclear family.  However, it would seem they’re not done yet.  It hasn’t been totally dissolved …  yet.

The first step of resolving a problem is to recognize you have one.  Then personal motivation, tenacity, and grit get you into the fight for what you believe.  The problem today is people have lost their ‘compass’ and seem to have a problem knowing what is right.  Christianity was the rock on which we built this country.  Today, we seem to reside on quicksand..?!

 

 


 

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The Changing Face of the Church — As Predicted

The bible is filled with prophecies of which a good many have already come true.  And yet another is being fulfilled now.

Churches have been changing for several years now and some of them are unrecognizable based on the historical model.  The bible clearly states that homosexuality is an abomination.  And it says that the church will teach false beliefs in the end times.  Well folks, it would appear that based on the bible we’re getting pretty close to those times.

February 8th outside of the Bethesda, Maryland abortion clinic stood four people of the clergy.  To protest it?  Nooo…  They were there to bless it!!  If this doesn’t tell you we’re close, I’m not sure what will at this point.  Please read the following article to get the whole story.

The Changing Face of the Church

Scary stuff…

 

 


 

2018 Resolution — Perspectives & Reactions

As you know, our society is changing, in numerous ways.  One of those changes is perspective — how we view and process things.  Perspective is developed during our lives from our parents, schools, work life, religion, and friends.  It is this perspective that also affects our actions — or reactions.

Secondly, we also develop a view of humanity which some would equate to the ‘cup half full, or half empty’.  Some believe that humanity is good, and others view humanity as basically evil.  Obviously this is not a binary decision, some people are worse behaving than others.  But the point is that everyone in this world is a sinner — we ALL sin.  Does this not make us basically sinners?

“What is your point”, you ask?

When we see or hear about a tragedy, how do we process that event?  We run it through our ‘perspective filter’ among other things.  From that we determine and evaluate the event so as to come to a conclusion — sometimes to rationalize it.  If for example there is a Las Vegas shooting where a lot of people are murdered and/or seriously injured, what conclusion do we come to?

The three most often assumed conclusions is that the perpetrator was either:  stupid, crazy, or evil.  Most often today, people leap to the first two options — stupid or crazy.  How often do you hear people say that the perpetrator was evil?  What kind of person do you believe it takes to murder someone?  If you personally got mad at someone you know, you might even have the thought go through your mind to punch that person offending you.  But what would it take for you to kill someone?  I would argue, at least in my case, one of two things — fear and self defense, or a total loss of my ‘compass’ directing my life.  Personally, my compass is Jesus Christ who I will have to account to one day.  This compass, the bible, always points north.  If you’re not religious, then your personal moral views determine your behavior.  If you have neither, what sort of person do you think we’re dealing with?  Evil?  Or just crazy?

Consider processing the potential disastrous events of 2018 through the mental evaluation filter discussed — consider evil as a factor in those events. If society alters their thinking regarding these incidents, then they may alter their reaction to them and subsequently help alleviate future situations in the process.

 

 


 

The Future of Religion in Our World..?

The term “the quiet before the storm” comes to mind when thinking about Islamic terrorism.  Although the FBI has foiled numerous plots to kill Americans, catching most of them just isn’t good enough.  And one can only imagine what serious plots ‘they’ are scheming of now.

One must ask what we are doing to prevent such future atrocities..?  Are Americans coming together to help insure that thousands of innocents aren’t killed by raging maniacs?  Apparently not.  In fact, our liberal universities are helping the radicals to train future jihadists and giving them venues to meet.

Consider the new Boston Islamic Seminary (BIS).  Its main purpose is to ‘train’ new imams to be leaders in the mosques.  Because we have freedom of religion in our country, this does not seem at all of concern — on the surface.  However, when you consider the people who are leading this effort, concern becomes very obvious.

To see who the leaders are, click on the following link for more details.  Imagine what we’ll be facing in very few years..?

Boston Seminary and Mosques

Ah, but if that doesn’t develop a little concern in you, imagine yet another religion being created just for the 21st century!  Imagine a new religion and ‘being’ having been created by man.  But this ‘being’ would be of total objective reasoning.  One which exists only in a computer!!?  Now imagine people ‘praying’ to such a ‘being’.?

Sounds nuts?  Check out how Anthony Levandowski, a Silicon Valley executive has done just that.  Your future, according to Tony, is in artificial intelligence.  My question is, why is it that man cannot accept Christ, much less God as the creator of the universe?  There’s a whole lot of physical evidence to lean on.  But then I guess that doesn’t further their objective — which I’m not sure what it is.

Inside the First Church of Artificial Intelligence

I myself cannot imagine what’s next in this crazy, spinning out of control world..?  Like many others, I’m just glad I’m not a kid any more.

 

 

 


 

Suicide in America — A Loss of Hope

During the 50’s we had to worry about nuclear war because of our relationship with the Russians.  (de ja vue?)  Kids were being training to hide under their desks while in school in case of a nuclear attack..?!  Sounds nuts, huh?

Well today we have a LOT of things to worry about and the count keeps increasing.  In recent years there has been a growing lack of trust in our country (between individuals), and people are feeling it.  Consequently suicides are up — a lot!  How much you ask?  A simple clue is that Americans’ overall life expectancy has declined for the first time since the 1930s!!  (i.e., the depression)  Certainly not good.

The following article was taken from Breakpoint, a Christian website which promotes a better life through faith.  Something that more people should consider.  But, unfortunately there are fewer real Christians in this country every year rather than more.

BreakPoint: America’s Suicide Crisis

If you have an interest in psychology and/or you are a pastor in a church, you should also read the following more detailed report written by a psychologist.  A bit longer, but worth reading — I’m sure you’ll find it worthwhile doing so.

Dying of Despair

My question are:  What can we as individuals do to help the situation (beside taking care of ourselves and not being a further burden on society).  And, where is this all going to lead in the near future..?  My guess is that if we stay on our current track, we’re going to be in big trouble!!?

 

 


 

Most Significant Solar Eclipse In U.S. History

The following is re-posted from Prophecy News.  You may find this of interest to you depending on your ‘view’ of what’s happening in this country currently.  Because it is a first in America, it is special.

Coming Soon: The Most Unusual Solar Eclipse In U.S. History

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By Michael Snyder/End Of The American Dream July 14, 2017
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August 21st is the date of “the Great American Eclipse”, and the hype around it is already starting to reach a fever pitch.
It is being called “the Great American Eclipse” because this will be the first total solar eclipse ever that is only visible in the United States.
In other words, since the United States became a nation there has never been a total eclipse that was only visible here and nowhere else.
And this will be the first total solar eclipse to cross from the west coast to the east coast in 99 years. So for those that love astronomy, this is bigger than the Super Bowl.
Close to 200 million people live within a day’s drive of “the totality zone”, and many are projecting that this will be the most-viewed eclipse ever.
In fact, many hotels and campsites along the path of the eclipse are already completely booked. So if you want to see it live, you better make your arrangements quickly.
Of course the “main event” will not last for very long. Depending on the location, the total eclipse will only last for about two or three minutes.
But if you count from the time that the moon will begin to cover the sun until the time when the sun is completely uncovered again, it will take approximately two and a half hours for the entire process to unfold. The following comes from Newsweek…
If you are in the band of totality, you will see (if you look through special ‘solar filters’ that darken the Sun by a factor of about 100,000) the Moon gradually covering the sun for about 75 min, then the beautiful totality, and then the uncovering for another 75 min.
Of course in the heavens things will be taking place at very high speed. For example, the moon’s shadow will actually be crossing the U.S. at a speed of close to 1,700 miles per hour.
And even if you are not in the “totality zone”, you will still notice what is happening on August 21st. That is because this eclipse will actually cast a “shadow” over the entire nation.
Could it be possible that has some sort of significance?
I don’t know, but without a doubt there will be a whole lot of speculation going on as we get closer to the date.
Many have pointed out that this solar total eclipse in 2017 will be followed by another total solar eclipse nearly seven years later on April 8th, 2024.
And when you plot the projected courses of these two solar eclipses on a map, they form a giant “X” over the center of the United States…

Could this be some sort of extremely bizarre coincidence?
And if it isn’t a coincidence, what could it mean?
I am afraid that I don’t have the answers to those questions right now, but I do find it to be extremely interesting that the heart of this “X” just happens to fall in the middle of the New Madrid fault zone.
Back in 1811 and 1812, the New Madrid Fault zone was hit by a series of absolutely massive earthquakes. At one point the shaking was so bad that it even caused church bells in Boston to start ringing.
If similar earthquakes happened in our day and time, the damage would be absolutely unimaginable. The following comes from Smithsonian.com…
The Midwest was sparsely populated, and deaths were few. But 8-year-old Godfrey Lesieur saw the ground “rolling in waves.” Michael Braunm observed the river suddenly rise up “like a great loaf of bread to the height of many feet.” Sections of riverbed below the Mississippi rose so high that part of the river ran backward. Thousands of fissures ripped open fields, and geysers burst from the earth, spewing sand, water, mud and coal high into the air.
Could you imagine “thousands of fissures” suddenly opening up all over the middle of the country?
One insurance company tried to estimate what the economic toll would be if similar quakes happened today, and they came up with a figure of “about 300 billion dollars”…
A series of big shakes — of the sort last seen in 1811 and 1812 — would cause about $300 billion in damage, Swiss Re says. The cost would be double the damage from Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005.
 
Houses — especially brick ones — would collapse. Buildings would sink sideways into liquefying earth. Bridges might tumble into the rivers. The route of the Mississippi River could change — as it did in the last big quake.
 
People would die, perhaps by the thousands. Being mainly a property reinsurer, Swiss Re didn’t estimate the human toll.
And we should also consider the fact that there are 15 nuclear reactors along the New Madrid fault zone. And so during a major catastrophe we could be looking at Fukushima times 15.
Let us hope that the next major New Madrid earthquake is put off for as long as possible. Nobody should ever want to see that kind of devastation.
But scientists tell us that the Earth’s crust is “mechanically weaker” under the New Madrid fault zone than it is in other areas of the country, and they assure us that given enough time there will be more massive quakes in the region someday.
It is entirely possible that it could just be a complete coincidence that these two eclipses form a giant “X” directly over the heart of the New Madrid fault zone, but I think that it would be a mistake to dismiss this phenomenon altogether without reflecting on what it might mean.
Because as Pastor Mark Biltz has pointed out, it appears that God specifically used solar eclipses back in Biblical times…
“An archaeological find of cuneiform tablets was found in the 19th century describing events in Nineveh. A famous eclipse mentioned in the tablets was known as the Bur-Sagale eclipse, which is verified by NASA as occurring on June 15, 763 BC. 
 
The path of totality was right over Nineveh. God had declared the sun and the moon were for signs, and now the Ninevites saw the wrath of God coming even before Jonah arrived a couple months later. When Jonah arrived, they were ripe for repentance.”
Our world is a very strange place, and it is getting stranger with each passing day.
And one thing is absolutely certain – the entire nation will be looking up into the sky on August 21st, and what they will see will be truly historic.
To learn more about “Signs In The Heavens”, Bible Prophecy and to participate in seeing the total solar eclipse you can join fellow Prophecy Watchers at the HEAR THE WATCHMEN Conference in Boise, Idaho – Aug 18-20. Speakers include: Pastor Paul Begley, LA Marzulli, Pastor Carl Gallups, Dr. Michael Lake and Scottie Clark (addressing the controversial Revelation 12 Celestial Sign taking place the following month).  A special discount code of “Boise20” is available to PNW subscribers who wish to attend or livestream the conference.  Learn more here
Confirmation website:  Newsweek

The End Times — A Well Informed View

A very large number of people in this country (world) believe that we are in the ‘end times’.  But what evidence do they have?  Moral decay?  Natural disasters?  ‘Wars and rumors of wars’?

The following video is very much worth watching and gives another perspective on this subject.  It is a recorded documentation of a lecture at the 2016 ‘Understanding The Times’ convention which is hosted by OliveTree Ministries.  Jan Markell is its founder.

What is key, to me, is that the speaker weaves history and biblical references into a compilation of evidence to make his point.  Although the atheist may find a lot of coincidence in his lecture, after awhile that becomes an obvious stretch.

Is his idea of the end much different than others?  No.  But he gets there in a very different way.  Believe me, it is a guarantee that you will learn something from this talk.  In fact, you might consider sharing with your ‘believing’ friends and/or use it for a bible study session.

The lecture is just under an hour, but moves very fast.  I doubt you’ll fall asleep.  🙂