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My Theory of God And Miracles: Why He Does Them Sometimes And Not Others And For Certain People Over Others

November 21, 2014

This won’t be a long article, and I won’t try to reason through each statement with Scripture as I often tend to do in articles dealing with Christian faith.

This is about an existential question that every Christian experiences at some point: why does God act?  Why doesn’t the God who acted before not act now?  Why do some people experience more miracles than others?

Let me begin by answering all of these questions this way: ultimately, I don’t know.  Only God will be able to answer all of our particular questions.

But I have a theory that I thought I would briefly share.

I have experienced many miracles.  There have been times when things have happened to and in my life that no one on this earth will ever be able to tell me wasn’t God directly intervening on my behalf.

And I have also experienced moments when I felt like I was twisting in the wind.

One might begin to feel as if God is a switch with a faulty circuit: He might come on for you, He might not.

I’ll put the question this way: if God intervenes for me, why doesn’t He ALWAYS intervene?  Why sometimes and not others?  Why in certain situations but not in every situation?

At the macro level, God is sovereign.  That means that God is ALWAYS working and ALWAYS in control.  But sometimes God allows the universe to continue its natural cycle – He created a causal universe for a reason, after all – rather than entering in directly and intervening for His children.

But why?  If He’s going to act on our behalf, why doesn’t He always act on our behalf?

What occurs to me is that God is like a parent: should a parent constantly intervene for his/her kid every single time in every single situation?  Or would that not produce a spoiled kid with rather enormous issues?  I dare say that kid would turn out to be soft, self-indulgent, refuse to ever take responsibility as everything would be daddy’s or mommy’s problem to fix, self-excusing, hypersensitive and narcissistic to the point of ridiculousness.  Because everyone would supposed to be really, really nice to that child who would never grow up and always drop their own lives to help them to do everything they needed.

I can here provide an example of truly “bad” parenting when a too-nurturing mother gives her child all he wants rather than the medicine he needs:

In February 2007, Yale clinicians identified in Adam Lanza what they believed were profound emotional disabilities and offered him treatment that they said could give him relief for the first time in his troubled life..

But Adam was angry and anxious, and he didn’t want to go. His mother, Nancy Lanza, constantly placating her son, was inclined to pull away from the treatment, prompting a psychiatric nurse to reach out to his father, Peter Lanza, in an urgent email.

“I told Adam he has a biological disorder that can be helped with medication. I told him what the medicines are and why they can work. I told him he’s living in a box right now and the box will only get smaller over time if he doesn’t get some treatment.”

Nancy Lanza rejected the Yale doctors’ plan. Adam was 14.

Six years later, Adam, now an emaciated recluse and fixated with mass killers, murdered his mother and massacred 20 children and six educators before turning a gun on himself at the elementary school he once attended in the Sandy Hook section of Newtown.

We have in God the One who created both male and female in His image (Genesis 1:27).  The God who had man and woman within Himself in His image has all the attributes of perfect Father as well as perfect mother all in perfect balance.  He will give us the nurturing care that we need; He will also give us the corrective discipline that we need.  He will not allow us to become basket cases due to His excessive care or His excessive neglect.

Miracles and the withholding of miracles are part of that balanced care.  God gives us what we need and not more.  God gives us everything we need and not everything we want.

But there’s more: God CAN’T come to us every time and answer our prayers every time for another reason: because He wants us to have faith in Him through good times and through bad times.  And if we always have faith in Him only through the good times because we’re never allowed to have bad times, where would our faith be?

In order to truly, fully learn to trust, I believe we need to go through difficult, hard times.  And when we truly develop that “hard times” faith, what we’ll see is that God is in our situation with us, giving us just enough, being our daily Bread, as we hold on to Him in our adversity in a way that we could NEVER hold on to Him in our pleasure and in our pleasant places.

Then there’s those people whom God always does miracles for.  What’s up with them?

Well, God has ALWAYS worked in the lives of particular people.  Read the Bible: did God work more in Moses’ life than in the lives of all of his people?  Of course.  And the same with Noah and with Abraham and with David and on and on.  You just see that throughout the Bible: God picks out certain people, and works through them to reach the rest of His people.  He reaches out to people through people.  And those people see things that other of His people don’t see.

It’s not that God loves those people more, or that those people are necessarily more spiritual.  It is not those who are called who are special; it is always the God who called them who is special.

God doesn’t pick these people for who they are; often He picks them in SPITE of who they are.  And then He molds them and refines them according to His plan for their lives.

Anyway, God gives me the miracles I need to keep trusting Him and following Him and believing in His provision.  And He gives me other believers and their miracle stories to know that He’s working in the lives of ALL His people rather than just in mine.  And I am not only able to receive the miracles I receive, but also the miracles that other Christians receive as I learn to trust my God and grow in that trust through good time and through bad times.

Democrats Reveal Their Ugly Fascist Face: American People Are Stupid Sheep Who Must Be Deceived By The Superior Illuminati Class

November 12, 2014

If I sound furious, it is because I am FURIOUS.  We have watched the Party of Lies, the Party of Satan, take over America and it may be too late to change course now from the “God damn America” that Barack Obama and the Democrat Party have “fundamentally transformed America” into.

The essence of fascists is that they must lead the stupid sheep to pasture and they often have to lead the stupid animals by deception.

Democrats are tied with “the most pathologically dishonest people who ever existed.”  Because you can be AS dishonest as a Democrat, but it is impossible to be MORE dishonest.

Let us listen to the true voice of fascist liberal arrogance:

ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber in a speech:

The tape, played on Fox News’ “The Kelly File,” showed Gruber speaking at an October 2013 event at Washington University in St. Louis.

Referring to the so-called “Cadillac tax” on high-end health plans, he said: “They proposed it and that passed, because the American people are too stupid to understand the difference.” 

Gruber specifically was referring to the way the “Cadillac tax” was designed — he touted their plan to, instead of taxing policy holders, tax the insurance companies that offered them. He suggested that taxing individuals would have been politically unpalatable, but taxing the companies worked because Americans didn’t understand the difference.

And ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber in a different speech:

This is similar to remarks he made at a separate event around the same time in 2013. In a clip of that event, Gruber said the “lack of transparency” in the way the law was crafted was critical. “Basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass,” he said.

Did Gruber do this twice?  Nope; he did it at least three times (and probably many more):

Obamacare’s Jonathan Gruber in third video: ‘Exploitation’ of voter was ‘very clever’
By Cheryl K. Chumley – The Washington Times – Thursday, November 13, 2014

A third clip of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber has emerged, this time of the MIT professor speaking to a University of Rhode Island crowd in 2012 about the health care law’s so-called “Cadillac tax” — and bragging at the utter inability of the American people to comprehend its complexities.

The “Cadillac tax” requires that insurance companies, not individual policy holders, pay the difference between higher- and lower-cost packages — a plan that was pushed into realization by then-Sen. John Kerry, Mr. Gruber said, Fox News reported.

Mr. Gruber then said that a tax on individuals would have been “politically impossible” — but that a tax on companies would prove palatable to voters, mostly because they didn’t understand.

His comments, Fox News reported: “So basically, it’s the same thing. We just tax the insurance companies, they pass on higher prices that offsets the tax break we get, it ends up being the same thing. It’s very clever, you know, basic exploitation of the lack of economic understanding of the American voter.”

These audio comments followed a clip that was played on Fox News’ “The Kelly File” on Tuesday evening that showed Mr. Gruber speaking at Washington University in St. Louis about the same “Cadillac tax” and saying it passed “because the American people are too stupid to understand the difference.”

And before that, another clip made the media rounds of Mr. Gruber saying at a different event in 2013 that Obamacare passed due in large part to its “lack of transparency.”

His widely reported comments: “Basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass.”

Mr. Gruber has since expressed regret on national television for his comments. But critics of Obamacare say his remarks only prove what many on the left really believe about Americans.

“It confirms people’s greatest fear about the government,” Sen. John Barrasso, Fox News reported. “Remember, it was Nancy Pelosi who said first you have to pass [Obamacare] before you get to find out what’s in it.”

And yes, I know when I said “fascist liberal” I was employing a tautology and saying the same thing twice in a slightly different way.  You know, like the heart of liberal Darwinism’s “survival of the fittest,” where the “fittest” are defined as “the ones who survive.”  Because “fascism” survived as “liberalism.”  And one is as pathologically dishonest as the other.

Democrats are like the people who come up to you with a story to get money.  and you give them money because you buy their pathetic story.  And they walk away with your money mocking you for a stupid idiot because you were actually stupid enough to believe them.

And Democrats are nothing but liars and horrible demon-possessed people.  So you actually MUST be truly stupid to believe them.

Keep in mind, the lies about ObamaCare are now called LEGION, for like the demons that inhabited a man whom Jesus confronted in Mark 5:9, they are many.

“Democrat.”  It sounds good, right?  You know, it sounds like somebody who cares about the will and the voice of the people.

Bullcrap.  Democrats have naked CONTEMPT for the will and the voice of the people.  The people are obstacles, they are pathetically stupid sheep who must be deceived in order to be hauled off to the slaughtering pen.

So what do Democrats do when they are caught in a lie?  They tell ANOTHER LIE, OF COURSE:

After the first tape surfaced — prompting Republican outrage — Gruber went on MSNBC to express regret. On Tuesday, he said: “I was speaking off the cuff and I basically spoke inappropriately, and I regret having made those comments.” 

But after Fox News played the second tape, GOP lawmakers said it proves what they’ve been saying all along.

Jonathon Gruber went on MSNBC rather than on Fox News because if he’d gone on the air with Megyn Kelly it would have taken about twenty seconds for everyone to know which one of those two was the “stupid” one.  He knows he has to go to the channel that only STUPID PEOPLE WATCH in order to sell his patent lies.

The “stupid people” are Democrats.  It’s not Republicans that are idiot enough to watch MSNBC.  It’s the Nazi faithful who follow their Führer and await his next message from his bunker (and I don’t give a damn if you call it “the Führerbunker” or “the White House.”  Because it’s the same place by a different name under this “president.”

Now Democrats who relied on this pseudo-intellectual fool’s “analysis” to sell their treason called ObamaCare in honor of the most dishonorable U.S. president who ever lived are now trying to claim they don’t know who THE DAMNED ARCHITECT OF OBAMACARE is.

Bullcrap.  Fortunately now-former Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi knows who he is:

PELOSI: We’re not finished getting all of our reports back from CBO, but we’ll have a side by side to compare. But our bill brings down rates. I don’t know if you have seen Jonathan Gruber of MIT’s analysis of what the comparison is to the status quo versus what will happen in our bill for those who seek insurance within the exchange. And our bill takes down those costs, even some now, and much less preventing the upward spiral.

So again, we’re confident about what we set out to do in the bill: middle class affordability, security for our seniors, and accountability to our children.

Fortunately now-former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid knows exactly who this slimebag is:

Democratic Senate Minority Leader-elect Harry Reid called Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber “one of the most respected economists in the world” on the Senate floor during the 2009 push to pass Obamacare.

Lies and hypocrisy are the essence of Democrats.  If you’re not a hypocrite and a liar, you’re not a Democrat.  If you are a liar and a hypocrite, you are either a Democrat or a cockroach Nazi fascist by some other name crawling slithering around over some other part of planet earth.  All you want is big totalitarian government to be imposed by any means necessary.  But whether you’re an ISIS terrorist sawing people’s heads off or Barack Obama, if you are a Democrat you are somebody who views people as an obstacle who must either be exterminated, intimidated or lied to in order to get your way.

“NAZI” stood for “National Socialist German Workers Party.”  And for the record, that party was the “German Workers Party” until Hitler got ahold of it.  Because Satan is a socialist.  It was HITLER who changed it to the National Socialist German Workers Party so that the world could better experience the hell of socialism after the communists gave us the first taste of that wicked, ugly hell.  Neither of those two groups were ever honest about their project, either.  If there was a “National Socialist American Workers Party,” and you don’t believe that would be the damned DEMOCRAT Party, you are worse than a fool to be that kind of ignorant to be so morally idiotic to believe that it is conservatives and Republicans who want to make America “socialist.”

Who votes Democrat?  BAD PEOPLE, that’s who.  People who are selfish and greedy and vote to take the stuff that other people worked for by raw government force, just like the damned Nazis did when they looted other people’s wealth from them.  And they do it the same way the Nazis did; by pitting groups against groups and arguing for instance that white people are thieves and don’t deserve what they have.  Just like the Nazis argued their race-baiting lies that Jews were thieves and didn’t deserve what they have.

Let’s describe the people who vote Democrat:

First there are the welfare turds.  We now have in America generations of families who have never worked – unless you define “work” by “making more babies” in order to collect a larger welfare check.  We have now more “Americans” on welfare than ever before in history.  Which, to put it in Obama campaign-slogan terms means, “Yes we CAN go on welfare and food stamps and join the massively growing Useless Class who do absolutely NOTHING to build America and absolutely EVERYTHING to help collapse it.  100% of this group who can get off their lazy butts long enough to cast a ballot vote “Democrat.”  To wit: the Democrat Party literally purchased their vote.

Then there are the “working class.”  But let’s define what that REALLY means: the UNION class.  The UNION class – because let’s call them what they truly are – survive by “collective bargaining.”  Because throughout history, good workers who actually produced a benefit for their employers have never had to worry about their jobs, but only the lazy, bitter, slacker “workers” were in jeopardy.  The trick to “collective bargaining” has always been to lie (see this whole damned article as a “for example”) to decent workers and deceive them into supporting the lazy, useless slackers who would have otherwise been FIRED in any honest workplace.  And once you get your union in, good luck trying to fire these turds.  And yeah, most of them vote “Democrat,” too.  Because socialist Democrats impose bureaucracies, laws, regulations and judges that make it impossible for employers to do anything but knuckle under to the blue lie agenda of unions and Democrats who alternately climb over each other’s backs to keep grabbing more and more and more share of the pie.

Then you’ve got your intellectual class who live in the ivory towers of the universities.  They actually have a lot in common with the first two groups above; namely, they live off of other people and depend upon government policy for their largesse.  The cost of colleges/universities has inflated FAR more than damned near anything else.  Do you know why?  Because it’s an industry that is subsidized by the government.  Government keeps pumping out “student loans” and increasing the amount of student loans as the costs of education skyrocket.  And so colleges and universities respond by further raising the costs of education – because the students (another group of “stupid people” fwiw) - backed by more and more loan money that will put them in debt for DECADES – can “afford” higher tuition.  And then higher tuition and higher tuition and higher tuition, ad infinitum.

A vote for the Democrat Party is a vote for education costs that you either can’t afford or decide to become a debt-slave to the government for decades to come in order to be able to afford.

And so if you are a “professor” what you really are is a pig with your snout shoved up past your ears into the trough of government socialism.

Your whole way of life depends on it.

And you therefore keep spewing and pumping out propaganda to keep the system flowing so it will keep pouring more of other people’s money into your pig trough.  And you vote Democrat, of course.  Because the Democrat Party is the Party of Pig Troughs.

And then there are the Filthy Rich.

Oh, I know.  You’ve been told that the Filthy Rich are Republicans who steal from you and want to steal more from you and only government can stop them.  The problem with that is it’s just another demon-possessed Democrat lie from the party of demon-possessed Democrat liars.  Just like ObamaCare.  So look over this list of the top fifty political donors and see who the Filthy Rich really support.

What you find is that the Koch Brothers – the face of the evil Filthy Rich Republican – aren’t even ON the list of the top fifty donors.  But a whole lot of Filthy Rich LIBERALS sure are.

You see, just like ObamaCare, FDR’s New Deal was based entirely on lies.  And just like ObamaCare, FDR’s New Deal desperately hurt the American people by prolonging the Great Depression by seven agonizing years.

There’s a passage from Burton Folsom Jr.’s book, New Deal or Raw Deal that comes closer to framing the essence of FDR’s New Deal in a nutshell – and explaining why the Filthy Rich vote Democrat – than anything I can think of:

Let’s start with the New Deal’s effort to promote industrial recovery: the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), which became law in 1933 and was soon shortened to the NRA.  Of that act, Roosevelt said, “History will probably record the National Industrial Recovery Act as the most important and far-reaching legislation ever enacted by the American Congress.”  The president was right: the NRA was revolutionary.  It allowed American industrialists to collaborate to set the prices of their products, and even the wages and hours that went into making them.  Leaders in all industries, from steel and coal to shoulder pads and dog food, were invited to sit down together and write “codes of fair competition” that would be binding on all producers in their industry.   – page 41

This identical tactic was employed again and again in various components of the New Deal: the rich and the powerful were able to cozy up to the politicians and write the laws and regulations that enabled THEM to continue but suppressed their smaller competitors from being able to compete.  In some ways, the brilliance of the scheme was its counter-intuitiveness: the Filthy Rich imposed regulations on themselves that made the cost of doing business dramatically higher.  Because they could afford to pay those higher costs of complying with regulations but their smaller competitors could not.

And thus the Filthy Rich and the Democrat Party became bedfellows: the Democrats got the massive totalitarian fascist control they wanted and the Filthy Rich got to choke out their smaller competitors and retain supremacy.

That tactic is still used to this very day even as the Democrats slanderously demonize the other side as doing what THEY are the ones who do: they keep imposing more and more and more and more sweeping regulations which drive up the cost of doing business.  The small business that would have competed with the bigger companies and corporations can’t afford to comply with the burdens; but the Filthy Rich just hire another regulatory compliance officer and keep sailing along, knowing that they can increase their prices and make the people pay because they have no competition to drive their profits down.

Let me tell you a secret the Democrat Party, their mainstream media propagandists and their pseudo-intellectual leftist professor class don’t want you to know:

Economic inequality in the US reaches levels not seen since Great Depression
Wealth inequality in the US is reaching its most extreme point since just before the start of the Great Depression in 1929, according to a new economic analysis. Even the 1 percent are lagging behind the 0.01 percent.
Christian Science Monitor
By Henry Gass
November 10, 2014

It’s 2014, but when it comes to wealth inequality in the United States, it’s starting to look a lot like 1929.

In the late 1920s, the top 10 percent of Americans possessed 84 percent of the country’s wealth. Since then, wealth inequality in America has followed a U-shaped trajectory, declining through the Great Depression until the mid-1980s, then steadily increasing since then. Now, the richest Americans have a share of the country’s wealth almost big enough to rival those in the late 1920s, according to a new study

The study, from Emmanuel Saez of the University of California at Berkeley and Gabriel Zucman of the London School of Economics, uses a greater variety of sources to paint its picture of wealth inequality in the US than other recent analyses. [...]

According to an analysis of data sourced through 2012 – including detailed data on personal income taxes and property tax – Professors Saez and Zucman found that the richest 0.1 percent of Americans have as much of the country’s wealth as the poorest 90 percent. Both groups control roughly 22 percent of total wealth, but while the average wealth of the bottom 90 percent is $84,000, the top 0.1 percent were comprised of 160,700 families with net assets above $20 million, according to their study.

An even closer look at their data has shown that while the growth of the American middle class has been restricted by modest income growth and soaring debt –thanks in large part to the 2008 mortgage crisis – the super-rich have been making significant gains in income and wealth.

While the bottom 90 percent of Americans and the top 0.1 percent control about 22 percent of the country’s wealth each, the top 0.01 percent of Americans now control 11.2 percent of total wealth. That share of the wealth held by the country’s richest 0.01 percent – a group of roughly 16,000 families with an average net worth of $371 million – is the largest share they’ve had since 1916, the highest on record, according to the study.

I think I’ve already explained why that is.

Keep in mind that for the first two years of Obama Democrats controlled the ENTIRE government.  They passed EVERYTHING they wanted to pass and shoved it down the American peoples’ throats – lying as needed, we now know.  Since then, they have held lock step control of the White House or the Führerbunker or whatever the hell Obama calls it when he’s not golfing, and the Senate under Democrat Harry Reid has blocked more Republican-House-passed bills and shut down more amendments than all previous Senate Majority Leaders in the entire history of the republic TIMES TWO.

But we’ve got two more giant lies from the party of the devil going on; namely, number one, that it’s somehow the Republican Party that is the “party of obstruction” when it’s the damn DEMOCRAT Party and number two that income inequality is the fault of Republicans when it has been the result of OBAMA’S vile FDR-esqe policies that have created this disaster.

Democrats – liars, remember – will tell you about “corporate welfare” and they’ll tell you about the big banks being given billions by Republicans.  Just remember that Barack Obama voted for that deal that gave the banks billions in that bailout, that the Tea Party who are Obama’s primary conservative enemies opposed it fiercely and bitterlyIf you’re a Lehman Brothers, or a Morgan Stanley or a JP Morgan or a Citigroup or a Goldman Sachs, well, you know who your Führer is.  But, hey, you’re a Democrat, so you can always just LIE and blame what you did on your opponents, right?

Bush said “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.”  Whereas it is the intrinsic, pathological NATURE of the Democrat Party to “abandon free market principles.”

Every single Democrat votes to crush the small businesses and therefore exalt the Filthy Rich.  That is the malicious fascist evil of the Democrat Party tradition – and it has been thus for over eighty years.

If you don’t like exalting the Filthy Rich, support conservative Tea Party Republicans.  Well, or else be a Democrat LIAR and lie about it being the fault of the other side who opposes the very thing you want to do and demonize them for doing.

I could add to these groups the people who despise America, the William Ayers and the Professor Ward Churchills and your Black Panther types.  I could add the bitter race-baiters, I could add the people who want to divide America up by gender, or by all the other issues that these people want to divide America with.  I could add the illegal immigrants who have no love for America or its ways but only want to come here to be able to exploit what others built.  There are a lot of horrible, bad, warped, evil people who form the nucleus of the Democrat Party.

But let’s just stick with the three groups I discussed at greater length above, so you can contemplate the incredibly parasitical nature of the Democrat Party that is the party of leeches.

And realize that the quintessential tactic of this diseased party is to lie and lie and lie and then lie some more.

Because to the extent they aren’t truly “stupid,” they know that the American people are increasingly – since Democrats drove God out of this nation – become a bad people.  And it is always the nature of bad people to prefer lies to the truth.

 

 

Seven Lessons In Fighting Against The Devil: My Own Basic Training In Spiritual Warfare

November 7, 2014

I love to go on hikes.  And I mean long hikes.

At least three times every week – and frequently four – I go on a nearly 10.5 mile hike through the desert.  I live in an unincorporated area right next to the foothills that make up the beginning of the Little San Bernadino Mountains, and all I’ve got to do is walk across a street and I’m out in the boonies.

I love the quiet, the solitude, the time to pray, to reflect on my day, to just gather my thoughts and feelings and make sense of the world and my little place and part in it.  Those walks are the highlight of my day, not to mention my dog’s day.

There’s only one not so little problem: rattlesnakes.

Due to my schedule as well as the heat of the desert, I’ve got to start off in the fairly late afternoon.  Which means that a good share of my walking takes place in the darkness.  Which means I’ve got rattlesnakes on the hunt a good share of the year. And they’re nocturnal.

I occasionally see different species of non-poisonous snakes.  I don’t mind them and they don’t mind me.  If you eat rodents, keep up the good work.  But lucky me, for every non-rattlesnake I see, I see at least a dozen rattlesnakes. It’s like they’re drawn to me or something.

And we don’t get along so well.  I took out eleven rattlesnakes so far this 2014.  Believe me, that’s more than enough to keep me looking for them.

Rattlesnakes are deadly.  And if I encounter one, I deal with it in a manner that has not endeared me to the rattlesnake community.  Now, someone might tell me, “If you leave them alone, they’ll leave you alone.”  The problem with that is that I can assure you from personal experience that rattlesnakes cannot be counted upon to hold their end of that bargain.  If you or your pet get close to one – no matter how unintentionally – it will bite. And did I mention rattlesnakes are deadly?

Let me tell you something: when you’re out in the desert in the dark these moving land mines will just freak you out.

Mind you, it also freaks you out when you take one on and try to take it out.  It’s about as easy to kill Jason Voorhees as it is a rattlesnake.  They do NOT die easy.  And you will find that even an hour or two after they finally ARE dead, their bodies will still continue to move.  It turns out that they can even deliver bites hours after they’re dead.  It is no joke to encounter one of these things, believe me.

And when they move, they move scary fast.

I’m not trying to argue that rattlesnakes are “evil” or “demonic.”  They are predatory animals who do what predatory animals do.  And as long as they remain far enough away from people and their pets in human-populated areas, God bless them.  But that said, I have found in my reflections that there are principles that rattlesnakes have in common with the fallen angels otherwise known as “demons.”  Which is why I find it particularly illustrative that Satan appeared to Eve in the Garden in the form of a serpent.

Every time I go on my walk during rattlesnake season, I say a prayer that the LORD protect, defend and deliver me and my beloved dog from rattlesnakes, coyotes, mountain lions and other threats that we can walk into (I pray to be safe from the human rattlesnakes, too).  And I ask the LORD that we not even encounter any of these dangers.  I make that distinction because if I encounter a rattlesnake, that doesn’t mean that the LORD failed or refused to protect me.

That’s lesson one: sometimes the LORD wants us to encounter – and to confront and combat – evil.

Evil is a reality.  We cannot avoid evil in this world.  There simply inevitably comes a point in life when we must face it and deal with it.

While I have no doubt that God has often sheltered His people by either keeping them away from evil or evil away from them, we cannot live our lives and walk across this earth without ultimately having to confront evil. We can’t pretend it isn’t there, or that we can keep hiding from it, or that we can reason with it, or negotiate with it, or compromise with it.  Evil always plays for keeps and it will always take whatever you offer it and then it will try to take everything else away from you, too.  We won’t ultimately be safe from evil until it is totally defeated and destroyed.

And so we should pray accordingly: go ahead and ask the LORD to keep evil away from you; but ask Him most of all that He would keep you and yours safe, protect you and deliver you, when it is your turn to confront evil. Because evil will come against you, and either you will prevail against it, or it will prevail against you.  And I for one want to have God on my side whenever that moment comes.

As I walk along out in the desert in the growing darkness, I know that there isn’t a rattlesnake behind every single bush.  As many of them as there are crawling around out there, there is nevertheless a limited number of them.  The same is true of demons: I have heard it dismissively said of a particular Christian or particular Christian denominations that he or she or they “believe there’s a demon behind every bush.”

Well, we know there isn’t a demon behind every bush.  But if you’re wise you know that there could be a demon behind any particular bush, just as there could be a rattlesnake behind any particular bush when you’re out in the desert at night.

That’s lesson two: evil is pervasive.  It is all around us.  You have to be on the lookout for it or you could be in great danger.

The Bible says this: “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” — 1 Peter 5:8

My emphasis is the “be alert and of sober mind” part as well as the fact that our enemy is constantly prowling around out there, hungry for us and for our loved ones.  Anyone who thinks that the Bible teaches that we should have a cavalier disregard of the demonic realm is biblically ignorant.  The Bible at great length assures us that demons are real and they are out to get us and either harm us or deceive us into harming ourselves.

As dangerous as a rattlesnake that you see before you is, the one that is there but that you do not see is vastly more dangerous.  And the same is true of the devil and his fallen angels.

As I am walking, I am constantly and continually scanning for rattlesnakes.  Because there’s no way to predict that one will be here and not there or there but not over there.  Rather, they could be anywhere out there; and they are literally lying in wait, ready to strike.  It’s just what they do. And as I’m walking and scanning, I’ve said my prayers that I will invariably repeat more than once that the LORD reveal them to me, that the LORD let me discern the presence of serpents, that neither myself or my beloved dog will walk into deadly fangs.

There’s something about knowing that you are potentially walking into deadly ground that livens your prayer life.  It isn’t theoretical or even merely possible any more; it’s real. I’ve been forced to confront it many times and I know that I will very likely confront it again.  And every walk is a battlefield and I go in earnestly praying that the LORD will keep us safe and deliver us and protect us.

Think of that proverb, “There are no atheists in foxholes.”  That word wasn’t given by some pencil-necked bookworm reverend delivering a sermon to a congregation of old women; it was given by a man who served in Bataan and subsequently reinforced by military men – and even by General Dwight D. Eisenhower – who understood that in the presence of the greatest dangers there is the greatest and most powerful presence of a Great God.  You’re in trouble, you’re in danger, you have a sense that your life could be snuffed out at any moment; and you call out to God.  And that is when you find Him the closest and the nearest and the dearest. The Bible says that “There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24); if you’ve ever been in a deadly, desperate place where you know in your gut that no one else can possibly help you, only then have you truly known the power of a God who surrounds you in a way that no other friend possibly can.

And the number of men and women who have faced their darkest and most terrifying moments and found that presence to be the Ultimate Reality is well into the millions.  Because that God is real and His deliverance is real.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”  — Psalm 23:4

That’s lesson three, by the way: never take the ground you are walking over for granted when it comes to spiritual warfare.  Because the reality of danger is absolute; and there could be death waiting all around you.

One day a few months ago I was working on my motorcycle.  For the record, I enjoy working on my bike or on my car – as long as I’m achieving and progressing in my efforts. When things don’t go well, when I misplace tools or parts that I just had a second ago, or get bogged down by difficulty getting a tool or a part to be in the sort of precise alignment I need it to be in, well, I confess to coming unglued.  As in “completely unglued.”

Anyway, on this particular occasion, I became so darned angry that I was ultimately ranting at the only One who could hear me (at least I HOPE none of the neighbors heard me!): “Why don’t you just kill me and get it over with?”

As angry as I was at the time, I immediately realized that I had just crossed a line.  And I realized that in a much more profound way because whether I was done working on the bike or not, I was going to be going on one of my hikes through the desert very soon that very evening.

And I knew it would be all-too-easy for the LORD God to give me what I had just essentially asked Him for.  Because I go out far enough and into difficult enough terrain that if I get bitten by a rattlesnake, no ambulance is going to be able to reach me.  And in some of the places I go there aren’t even very many four-wheel-drive vehicles that would be able to get to me.

And so I realized that I hadn’t just said some idle words: I had literally just invited death upon myself.

And it was with that realization that I confessed my sin before God with urgency that I would not have had were I not walking out into the gathering darkness of the desert.

And that’s lesson four, which corresponds directly to lesson one: you get yourself prayed up if you know what’s good for you.

That very day, as I was walking, I came across something that I had frankly never seen before or since in all of my many walks: a dead rattlesnake.  I could see what happened: a dirt bike had ridden right over the thing and killed it. It hadn’t happened all that long before, I could tell: because its body was still moving.

Now, a nonbeliever might just chalk it up as a meaningless coincidence, but that sure wasn’t my frame of mind: I saw that dead rattlesnake as a message from God.  That one could have been for me.

If I’m going into harm’s way, I’m going there in a spirit of prayer. And if you’re wise, so will you.

On the subject of getting prayed up and confessing your sins, let me now give you a lesson five: if you’ve got children, you ought to know that this DOUBLY applies to you.

What’s interesting – and I’ll explain as I continue – is that I’m generally not overly worried about myself on my long walks: it’s my beloved dog that I worry over incessantly. I am well aware of the dangers and I’m looking for them; but is my dog – playing and investigating  as she does – so aware?

If you’re a parent, you know what I’m talking about: that fearful attitude for your little one that says, you go ahead and do what you want to me, but don’t you dare even so much as LOOK at my kid or I will END you.

That’s why I kill every rattler I come across, for the official record.

But let me tell you this, parent: I worry about my little girl out there.  That’s what scares me the most in the desert. When you have a little loved one in peril, you’re left feeling almost physically sick.  You get physically sick with fear for what almost happened to your kid.  It just terrifies you and unnerves you in a way that you would never be so terrified or unnerved if you were only thinking of yourself.

I could leash her all the time, but this is a vast, isolated place where God literally made her to run over.  And most of the time she’s safe. Just like any child, my dog needs her independence and opportunity to be on her own.  I always put her on the leash when there’s obvious danger or when my gut – or my spirit – tells me to do so.  But she has to be allowed to run on her own, too.  If you’re a parent, you obviously understand the tension inherent in striving to find the perfect balance between excess fear and excess confidence that nothing bad can happen.

So most of the time she’s running around; and I am constantly worrying about what she’ll run into.

I can’t keep her safe all the time, any more than any parent can keep their child safe all the time.

There are those moments when you realize the safety of your beloved kid is out of your hands and out of your control, and all you have to rely on is the LORD God.

And so I’m praying and I’m praying.  And I’m telling you, parent, you pray for your kid.  You get on your face before the LORD and you pray that the LORD will intervene on your behalf to protect your child from harm.  You confess your sins and ask for forgiveness so you can intercede with the LORD over your child and you pray that the LORD will give your child the discernment to sense the presence of evil and have the sense to flee from it; you pray that the LORD will deliver your kid from evil.

There was a time about six months ago that I was walking in the morning, rather than in the evening.  But rattlesnakes are like us: they don’t want to be out there when it is too hot; so they are most on the prowl in the early morning and in the evening.  Just like you.  Well, anyway, my dog jumped on a big boulder, as she does pretty much every time there’s a big boulder for her to jump on.  And that’s when I saw a big Western Diamondback.  I had my camera, so I took a picture of the thing before I took it out.  Because it won’t be so pretty when I get done with it. Anyway, I took the picture and was looking for a big rock.  I saw a good rock behind me.  And without thinking it through, I walked over to get it.

Well, I was walking away from my dog, who jumped off the boulder and began to trot toward me.

Right into the path of the rattlesnake.

I saw the danger too late and screamed at my dog at the top of my lungs to try to somehow avert what was happening and which I was too far away to do anything other than yell to prevent.

That was actually a mistake.  Because my dog is a sensitive girl and yelling at her just causes her to shut down.

So now she’s coming toward me all freaked out because she knows I’m upset.  And she’s scared and not thinking about what’s around her.

She trotted right into the path of that rattlesnake.  Right into its path.  And as I looked on helplessly in utter horror it struck at her from point-blank range.

To this day I remember it as if it were in slow motion: the coiled-up snake struck at my dog’s left front side, at her shoulder just above her leg.  And somehow it missed by less than half an inch.  I could literally see it miss as it struck at her left shoulder, but it was so close that I had to carefully examine her and make sure that it hadn’t struck her. I couldn’t accept that she was okay until I had my hands over her.

What are the odds of that?  That a lightning-fast rattlesnake would strike at a dog from point-blank range – and miss?

I’m telling you, it was God and His angels, that’s what it was.

I killed it extra-dead.  If death can be compared to caffeine, I gave that rattlesnake a quintuple espresso latte of it.  With lots of extra gory sprayed on top.  Because don’t you DARE mess with my little girl. I threw those rocks down so hard on that rattlesnake I have a feeling some of them ended up in China.

And I thanked the LORD God and I frequently continue to thank my God that He protected my beloved dog.

You know just how it is if you’re a parent.  Sometimes I’ll be on my hike and some kids on dirt bikes or quads will come flying up the trail.  And in a minute I’ll be mad as hell at the risk they’re putting my little dog under, but at the moment I’m not thinking about being mad or getting even; I’m just thinking about how to get my dog to safety.  It’s only after I know she’s safe that I start getting mad (as in rabid).

It’s an amazing thing to have a little dependent life; you don’t think about yourself.  You think about your little loved one.  And I’ve never, ever in my life feared for myself the way I’ve feared for those little souls who depend on me to take care of them.

Turn that sense of all-encompassing concern into action and PRAY FOR YOUR KID LIKE YOUR KID’S LIFE DEPENDS ON IT.  Because it literally can.

If your kid is safe from evil, you thank the LORD for it.  And you keep praying that the LORD will protect your kid.  Because your kid has this in common with my dog: both are very likely oblivious to many of the worst dangers that could harm them.  And so YOU need to take that responsibility on yourself and intervene on their behalf even as you try to watch over them as best you.

And in the same way, whether it’s your spouse or your aging parents or your aunts and uncles or your friends at work, when you sense that they may be facing danger, YOU PRAY FOR THEM.  And you keep praying for them.  You intercede with the LORD on their behalf.

There are so many dangers facing children these days, not merely physical dangers but dangers to their self-esteem and to their worldview and to their very souls. Parents tend to blissful ignorance until they see a clear threat against their kids; and THEN they freak out. I’m trying to point out that parents need to realize that their kids are in danger every time they leave their sight. And we need to be praying that nothing harms our kids. Because there are parents who sincerely believed they’d done everything right protecting their kids, but one day they are horrified to discover that their kids’ souls are just poisoned and their attitudes are toxic. And it happened right under their noses BECAUSE THEY WEREN’T LOOKING FOR DANGER OR FOR OTHER FORMS OF DANGER THAT CONSUME CHILDREN. And there are just ALL kinds of rattlesnakes out there seeking to twist and harm your kids in all kinds of different ways. And we need to realize that our kids are walking through a snake field a good share of the time.

Pray for your children with a sense of urgency and with the attitude that God hears and answers the godly prayers of parents for their kids.

Here’s another one for you: as I’m walking along, I pull out my flashlight and I turn it on and illuminate my path.  The more you’re in the dark, the more you need light. That’s lesson six, for those keeping score at home.

I walk over some pretty uneven ground.  And at night what you most lose is depth perception, the ability to clearly see if you’re about to walk up a rise in elevation or down into a sink.  There are rocks all around that can cause you to trip and stumble; there are old water channels from past flooding that can cause you to lose your balance.  You can wander off the trail and not even realize you’ve done so.

If you get even a little bit distracted, you can literally get turned around and think you’re going the right way toward home when in reality you are walking deeper into the darkness.

Because it can get DARK out there.  Many times I’ve put my hand right in front of my face and couldn’t make out my hand even though I knew exactly where it was and was looking for its shape.

And of course, like I said, there are rattlesnakes, a lot of rattlesnakes.  And they could be anywhere out there.  And sometimes they’ll rattle but often times they’ll lie motionless as they count on their camouflage.  And that would work out great for everybody – unless you accidentally step on them or get so close you trigger their aggression.

All I’ve got to reveal the presence of these poisonous serpents is my flashlight.  And that flashlight is so critical to me that I carry a backup every hike just in case something happens to my primary.

With that flashlight, I can see my path.  I can see where I’m going and where the dangers are.  I can identify the best and safest course as I pick my way over old heavily eroded trails.

In the rest of my life, I have that same sort of flashlight; it’s called the Word of God; it’s called the Holy Bible.

The Bible tells you right from wrong; it will tell you which path you should take and which ones you should avoid.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. — Psalm 119:105

This world is a dark place that is growing more spiritually dark by day.

People are walking around in spiritual blindness.  And they’re living like it.

And when you stumble around in the dark for long enough, something bad will ultimately happen to you.

God uses His Word as His primary vehicle to communicate with you.  If you won’t read what He’s already declared in His Word, why would He waste His presence trying to tell you anything else?

When you read His Word with a heart to follow the right path, it is amazing how God speaks to you and teaches you and remains with you throughout the day when you’ve been in His Word.  And throughout the night even in the darkest darkness.

Refusing to open your Bible and look at the world through the revealing light of God’s Word is as stupid as walking into the desert night and refusing to turn on your flashlight and look at the world through that truth-revealing light.

Lesson seven is this and it came to me as a cumulative realization: you can trust God; you can depend on Him; only He has the power to change and transform your circumstances.  There are times when only He can save you and keep you safe.  And that delivering power amazingly becomes the most evident in the face of the most dangerous adversaries.

A couple of illustrations:

One night a couple of months ago I was on the way back from my hike and having that greater sense of safety from walking back on a trail that I had walked a couple of hours before.  And I turned at a certain spot – as I frequently do – to look for gun brass which I collect and either use or sell in an area where a lot of people do their target shooting.  I’d never seen a rattler in this particular area and had my guard down.  Anyway, I found a lot of .45 brass on a berm and was busy collecting it.  And as I looked to one side, there was more just below where someone had stood on the berm and blazed away.  And so I stepped down the side and was busily picking up the brass.

And I reached to pick up a case and froze as I saw that my hand was literally one inch away from a rattlesnake.  Which only then began to rattle its ominous warning.

It’s a darn good thing a nurse wasn’t there to take my blood pressure just then, or I would have been rushed off to the cardiac ward, I’m guessing.

I’ve never let my guard down since – refer to lesson two – but I found myself consumed with an overarching question: why didn’t that snake bite me?  I’d almost petted the darned thing.

And the instant answer to my spirit was that the LORD God had shut up its mouth.  Just as the LORD shut up the mouths of the lions when Daniel was thrown into their den (Daniel chapter six) as a form of usually-guaranteed execution (see verse 24).

My God is El Rai, the God of sight who keeps watch.  He sees me even in the darkest dark.  And He is Jehovah Mephalti, the LORD my deliverer.

That serpent couldn’t bite me because the LORD would not let it bite me.  I could almost hear the argument as Satan said to the LORD, “But he’s an IDIOT!”  And the LORD smiled and said, “Yes, but he’s MY idiot.  And you cannot have him.”

God is sovereign over His creation.  To the unbeliever, the world and what happens in it seems random.  But to believers, when we look back over the course of our lives, we see His guiding hand. We think back to those places and times when we needed something to happen that seemed very unlikely to happen without a miracle.  We can clearly see what we may have struggled to see at the time we were struggling: the Immanuel presence of God with us.  And when we look ahead to the future, we can therefore trust in His Providence.

There are times when it is easy to see the world through and unbeliever’s eyes as we encounter what seems to be a random universe where good or bad randomly happens.  And that is because God created a causal universe for a reason; and He does not intervene incessantly or in a willy-nilly manner.  One of the reasons we refer to “miracles” is because they are events that do not ordinarily happen.  God seems to most delight in accomplishing giant changes through small “nudges” rather than through grandiose displays – where some seemingly minor thing happens at just the right moment that changes everything. And He delights most of all in accomplishing miraculous deliverances through the miracle of His people coming together for us in our time of need in love rather than through miracles as the world defines them.

That said, there are just too many moments in my own life in which I have had an audience with God and seen Him work miracles that I know in my own life and in my own heart could have come only through HIS hand. God doesn’t perform those miracles for me continuously; but He has provided them for me continually.  And whenever I sincerely look for His presence, I find it all around me.

Those miracles remind me that my God delivers, my God heals, my God provides, my God restores.  And when I count upon Him, He will somehow come through for me in a way that I will later marvel over.

Next illustration – and this one is why I wrote this article:

I was on my long hike on a Monday night quite recently and encountered a rattlesnake next to a cyclone fence which bordered a middle school.  There was a drainage ditch and another cyclone fence – and then there was nothing between that snake and a lot of young kids.

I tried to kill the snake, but I couldn’t find a big enough rock close by.  So as it was, I only managed to wound it before it crawled under the fence under the cover of a shrub.

There was a gap in the fence where the rattlesnake coiled up.  I could try to lift a rock over the fence and crush it from above, but in doing so I would expose my foot to the snake.  No thanks.

I felt bad, because I wanted to end whatever suffering it was experiencing.  I could see that I’d injured it, because I saw a little blood, but had no idea how badly I had hurt it.

The next afternoon I set off on a shorter walk, but one that took me past the spot where I’d encountered the rattlesnake the night before.

Knowing the rattler could still be there, under that bush on the other side of the fence, injured and dangerous, I leashed my dog and investigated.

No snake.

I was just about to release my dog from the leash when I suddenly spotted something fifteen feet away out of the corner of my eye.

It was the rattlesnake.  It had crawled back out from under the fence and was heading into the desert.  As I looked at it, I couldn’t see any signs of serious injury and I noted that it was crawling at a pace that would have taken it to the distance I encountered it in a matter of a few minutes at most.

The rattlesnake had not been that badly hurt the night before; it coiled up smoothly and quickly when I approached it.

I finished the job I’d started and as I was walking along it occurred to me: it was NINETEEN HOURS LATER.  That snake had remained in that spot for all that time; literally all day long on a warm sunny day.  It had only left that spot a matter of several minutes before.  And why had it remained there all that time and why had it moved when it did?  As it was, it moved just far enough to be removed from the safety of the fence and just close enough that I was able to spot it.  A few minutes more either way and I may either have been unable to kill it on the other side of the fence just as I had been unable the night before or unable to see it as it escaped into the desert.

It did not move because Jehovah El Elohim, the LORD God of gods, did not let it move.  We had a divine appointment.

It was as I pondered why that snake had ended up in the perfect place for me to a) see it and b) kill it that I began to realize that just maybe God had been putting me through a basic training course in spiritual warfare.  I have come to believe He is preparing me for something that is coming against me, my family or my church in which I am going to encounter a demon. I feel that He has had me trust Him as I’ve stared into the eyes of rattlesnakes in order to prepare me to trust Him as I stare into the eyes of a demon.

It may seem strange to some who read this: why do I keep walking through the desert with all those nasty things crawling around out there?  For the record, the snakes are about to hibernate, but the colder weather will allow the many coyotes in the area to be considerably more active.  And we’ve got occasional bobcat and mountain lion sightings in the area that I walk.

I’ve never seen anyone else walking out there.  Which is to say if you’re in that neck of the desert and you see a crazy guy walking around in the dark, it’s very probably me.  Why do I do it?

And the answer is that as much as I am aware of the dangers, I have a powerful sense of peace – the peace of Jehovah Shalom – as I walk through even the valley of the shadow of death.  I have a profound sense that the LORD my God will take care of us, and protect us, and deliver us as we walk even through the darkest night.  I’m not out to test God; I’m just out for a walk in the place I most love and during the only time I can do it.  And as I walk, I’ve learned to constantly call upon the LORD.  And I trust Him to give me everything I need.

Again, rattlesnakes aren’t demonic.  They’re animals.  I used to love the coyotes and admired their beauty and intelligence and ability to survive in a harsh and unforgiving climate.  That was when I had Rottweilers and the food chain worked in my dog’s favor.  Now I’ve got a 43-lb dog who is not much over a fifth the size of my last Rott who stood 32″ at the shoulder and weighed in at 195 muscular pounds.  And suddenly the food chain is on the coyotes’ side.  And now I suddenly see those same coyotes that I once thought were so beautiful as threatening predatory vermin.  In other words, it’s a simple matter of perspective, isn’t it?

For what it’s worth, I don’t doubt for an instant that God has brought many Christians to the same end by a very different means.  Please don’t think I’m instructing you to go out into the desert at night looking for rattlesnakes in order to be prepared to fight demons.

These animals aren’t demonic; but they have taught me much about spiritual warfare and how to wage it.  Jesus invariably described the Kingdom of Heaven to earthly phenomena because there is a correlation and a parallel between how the physical world operates and how the spiritual world operates.  The medium is different, but the abiding principles remain the same.

God did not create us to live in a safe cocoon or a bubble.  There are dangers in the world – both physical and spiritual – and He provided us with the resources we need to deal with both.  And also just as I have to recognize that there literally COULD be a rattlesnake behind every bush, in the same way I understand that Satan has many demons and they could be anywhere around me.  And just as I realize that I have to be continually on the alert in discerning the presence of rattlesnakes, I must be ever sober and wary and on guard against the principalities and powers that the Bible says are real threats. And I must never, ever, EVER take God’s deliverance for granted, but rather actively seek it continually.

I know as a result of these experiences that if you have children, you are their nexus between life and death in many ways.  And that you must constantly intervene with God on their behalf and pray for them and for their protection and safety from evil.

I know as a result of my experiences that I desperately need light and that I am blind and vulnerable and ultimately helpless without light.  And I know that just as my flashlight illuminates my path in the darkest desert night, my Bible illuminates my path even when my life intersects with the darkest people in the darkest places.  I must count on the illuminating light of God’s Word to discern demonic evil just as much as I trust in the illuminating power of my flashlight to discern rattlesnakes. And I either have that illumination or I will stumble and fall just as the world is stumbling and falling as it prepares to worship the beast and take his mark.

But most of all, I know that I can trust God in the presence of my enemies.  And that as dangerous or as powerful as they might seem, they are as nothing before the LORD who can shut up the mouths of serpents and keep them from moving unless He wills them to move.

And as I write this, I have not yet stared into the eyes of a truly possessed person with my basic training behind me.  But I have stared into the eyes of enough rattlesnakes, and I believe that God will give me the same confidence of spirit to trust in Him if and when that moment occurs.

Because the same God who is God over the serpents in the desert is in the same manner and in the same way God over even the most powerful of Satan’s demons and even over Satan himself.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So Who Is Right: The Democrats Who Deny The GOP Just Won A Wave Election Or The Republicans Who Say America Just Rejected Liberalism?

November 5, 2014

It’s hard to look at the election results and not conclude that somebody turned the light to the American mind on and the Democrats didn’t make it under the oven or the refrigerator in time to avoid getting stomped on.

Let’s look at the Senate.  Now, I know that if you are a liberal, you would die before you watched Fox News.  But I watch it quite often.  And even on that channel which liberals decry as rightwing propaganda, I never heard a prognosticator predict a bigger possible gain for Republicans than eight seats at most.  We’ve got seven pick ups in the bag, no one seriously questions that Mary Landrieu’s days as a Senator in Louisiana will end when they hold their runoff and she has to face just ONE rather than two Republicans, and in Alaska the Republican Dan Sullivan holds a 4.6 point lead over Democrat Mark Begich with 100% of the precinct’s having reported.  There’s only the mail-in-ballots outstanding.  And mail-ins usually favor Republicans.  That’s eight and nine.  And we might even have ten pickups in the US Senate by the time we’re done.

If Democrats predicted that Republicans would win 10 of the 11 contested races, they didn’t get their asses kicked.

But as it is, the DNC chair Debbie Blabbermouth Schultz predicted that “We’re going to hold the Senate” along with her fool friend Vice President Joe Biden.

Um, newsflash, reality-challenged people: no, you’re not.  You’re going to get your asses kicked and be laying on the floor in a daze wondering what just happened.

It was not just a wave, it was a BIG wave.  And it washed that demon-possessed little twerp Harry Reid right out of the Senate Majority Leader’s office.  To date, 387 bills passed by Republicans sit on Harry Reid’s desk.  While Democrats scream that the party that passed those 387 bills are the obstructionists and the party that has sat on those 387 bills are somehow anything but obstructionist.

Harry Reid and the Democrat Party completely shut down the United States Congress.  And dishonestly blamed the other side for what they and ONLY they did.

The Democrat-controlled Senate illegally refused to even bother to pass a damn budget for four entire years.  And given the fact that that is the first order of business of governing, it is quite clear that the Democrats radically refused to govern.  For the record, the Republican House never failed to pass a budget every single year while Democrats recklessly and dishonestly refused to perform even their most basic duties.

Harry Reid as Senate Majority leader usurped more fascist power to block amendments than all the previous Senate Majority Leaders COMBINED TIMES TWO.  That’s how fascist and how dishonest and yes, how obstructionist, Democrats truly are.

And yet, as I write this Senator Majority Leader to be Mitch McConnell is answering questions at a press conference that NO Democrat has ever had to face: “Why should we trust you?”  “Are you going to shut down the government?”  “Are you going to abandon your principles and compromise your values and split the difference with the Democrats [whose asses Republicans just kicked]???”

Again, let me state this fact: Harry Reid blocked more amendments than ANY Senate Majority Leader in the entire history of the republic.  But that’s not enough: Harry Reid blocked more amendments than ANY Senate Majority Leader in the entire history of the republic COMBINED.  But that’s STILL not enough: because Harry Reid blocked more amendments to more legislation than every Senate Majority Leader combined TIMES TWO.

And the same media that allowed this dishonest hypocrite fascist to represent the Republican Party as “the party of obstructionism” when it was HIS DEMOCRAT PARTY that was the party of obstructionism will be around to dishonestly and viciously hound the Republicans at every turn.

You’ve got two fascist powers: the Democrat Party and their media allies, the tools of the propaganda press.

And you can’t vote out the rat bastards in the press.

Let’s look at the governor’s races.  Democrats – at least those honest enough to admit that the GOP would likely win the Senate – predicted they would have a very good night in the gubernatorial races.  They had a nightmare instead:

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama’s home state of Illinois elected a Republican governor on Tuesday night. Massachusetts will have its first Republican governor since Mitt Romney.

Stunning Republican gubernatorial victories came in reliably Democratic states, including those won overwhelmingly by Obama in 2012. Illinois ousted Democrat Pat Quinn in favor of Republican Bruce Rauner, while Maryland voters opted for Republican Larry Hogan over Democrat Anthony Brown. Republican Charlie Baker won a Massachusetts match-up against Martha Coakley, the state attorney general who lost a special Senate election to Scott Brown in 2010.

Republicans also continued their dominance of governors’ mansions when a number of GOP leaders fought off stiff challenges from Democrats.

As for the House of Representatives, well, the last time they had this much control was 68 years ago.  In fact, the GOP hasn’t held more seats since 1929.

Obama just incurred a 100-year-asskicking.

As for Obama, being a mentally-ill malignant narcissist, he doesn’t feel that he was repudiated in spite of the fact that he had boasted that his policies would be on the ballot in the election.

You see, humility and shame are virtues that only decent human beings are capable of possessing.  and Obama is NOT a decent human being.

When Obama started, he had a filibuster-proof majority in Congress with total control of the House and sixty Democrats in the Senate.  Until his lies and his incompetence and his fascism caught up with him.

USA Today puts it this way in an editorial written by a liberal:

While a president’s party typically losses ground in midterm elections, Obama and the Democrats Tuesday reached an unwanted record: the biggest losses in the House and Senate for any two-term president in modern times.

Democrats claim that even Reagan lost seats in midterms.  And, yeah, he did.  But there’s a chart in that piece that documents that Obama lost about twice as many seats in just his first term than Reagan lost in both terms.  And it doesn’t even add how many seats Obama just got through losing last night.

But you might be reading the above words - in contemplation of the question that I ask in my headline - and conclude that Michael Eden is saying the Democrats are just wrong in saying it wasn’t a wave election and the Republicans are right in saying it was.

I actually would point out they’re both wrong – with the Democrats AS ALWAYS being considerably MORE wrong.

Yeah, this election was an ass-kicking for Democrats.  You’re just not capable of intellectual honesty if you don’t see that – as incredibly many of the Democrat talking heads cannot see.

Democrats are trying to re-write history now and tell America, Republicans didn’t really win that much, they don’t have a mandate, they don’t have a right to govern.  Because Democrats are at their cores fascists who believe that no matter how badly they lose an election that reflects the will of the people, they have an INSTITUTIONAL RIGHT as the party of institutional government to govern.  And that no election can change that.

Of course, when Democrats were the ones winning the majority in 2006, THAT was a landslide and THAT gave them the mandate to ram dictatorial government down the people’s throats.  But hypocrisy goes with fascism as being ontological to Democrats; and if you aren’t a fascist hypocrite, you didn’t vote Democrat.

But here’s the thing: we had a sea change in 2006 and another wave from that sea change in 2008 as Democrats promised Utopia.  The abject failure of that sea change led to a huge sea change to the other side in 2010.  Then we had a sea change back to the other side in 2012.  Because Obama put his “signature achievement” on hold so the American people could not feel the pain and made the campaign about falsely demonizing the Republicans.  And now we’ve had another wild swinging sea change back to the other side again as the people experience that Obama and his policies are ugly things that hurt them rather than help them.

Do you get the idea that the American people are pretty much a bunch of clueless idiots who have lost any capacity for integrity or consistency???  We’re no longer a people capable of building or sustaining anything; we just massively sway without compass or resolve to hold us steady on any course.

The poison of Democrat institutional government just seems to tasty and hard to resist.  And the fire of Democrat fascism seems so warm and bright.  But poison always kills and fire always burns in the end.  But we’re like animals who just can’t learn.  And so we just keep getting drawn right back to what kills us.

Why is that?  What have we lost?

George Washington, the father of our country, declared – and predicted:

“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness–these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens.”

John Adams, the second president of the United States following Washington, declared – and predicted:

“[W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. . . . Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

And:

[I]t is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of a free constitution is pure virtue.

In his first Inaugural Address, in his very first words as president to the American people, Washington declared:

We ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained; and since the preservation of sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered as deeply, perhaps finally, staked of the experiment

The Democrat Party’s “separation of church and state” is NOT found in the Constitution and is a doctrine that had never existed in America until 1947 when a Supreme Court largely comprised by judges picked by a fascist president who tried to illegally pack the court invented the doctrine by pulling one small phrase out of a private letter from Thomas Jefferson out of context.

In fact, “separation of church and state” is “separation of God from America.”

We are now no longer either religious or moral people.  And as a result, we are pathetically incapable of sustaining ANY virtue.  We no longer have either the courage or the resolve to do any great thing and sustain it long enough to achieve it.

We don’t have the courage or the integrity to actually win a war.  We haven’t had the courage or the integrity to even DECLARE a war since our Supreme Court under the control of Democrats used their fascist power as our black-robed masters to force America to abandon God.

And anything this fickle, wavering, waffling people sets out to do they will surely not have the heart to see through to the end.  Because we are a weak, pathetic nation under government and under socialism and under welfare and radically NOT under God.

The left has repeatedly tried to expunge the words, “One nation under God” from our currency.  But they have already expunged the idea in every other way it can be expunged.

We’ll bounce in one direction and then we’ll rebound in the opposite direction.  Because we don’t have any more faith or courage or resolve than a rubber ball.

That’s the cancer.  That’s why the American people WILL fail and WILL fall.

I have no doubt whatsoever that the faithless and depraved American people – who lack both the virtue to chose right and the integrity to commit to whatever choice they end up making at any moment – will waver and sway back to the party that represents 60 million murdered babies and counting, the destruction of marriage and a middle finger raised at the face of God.

And our destruction as a nation and as a people is thus guaranteed.

So take heart, Democrat, your time will come again.  And I know that because I know the beast, the Antichrist, is coming, who will impose tyrant government on ALL the people of the world just as you dream.

America has proven that it has degenerated into a nation that will gladly worship him and take his mark on their right hands or on their foreheads as they allow him to take over every aspect of their economy and their lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond Sick With Outrage: Just Consider The LAST FEW DAYS Of Obama’s Fascist Destruction Of Everything America Stands For

November 3, 2014

I have more than once in my blog-writing claimed that Barack Obama and his Democrat Party - with “Democrat” standing for “DEMOnic bureauCRAT” – as “a firehose of pure evil.”

There’s not one thing to point at with Obama and the Demonic Bureaucrat Party; it’s more like fifty things at once.  It’s an avalanche of the satanic agenda just swamping over the shores of America and spilling toxic evil into this land and into its people.

Let’s just consider some of these:

Illegal immigration, Obama’s giving 34 million green cards after the election so he and his demonic party can’t be held accountable, and the illegal immigrant “voter fraud” vote:

First, even now according to the liberal Washington Post, voter fraud is REAL and affects the outcome of elections.  And Barack Obama, Eric Holder and the entire Democrat Party are demon-possessed to claim that any attempt to have an honest vote is “racist”:

Our data comes from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES). Its large number of observations (32,800 in 2008 and 55,400 in 2010) provide sufficient samples of the non-immigrant sub-population, with 339 non-citizen respondents in 2008 and 489 in 2010. For the 2008 CCES, we also attempted to match respondents to voter files so that we could verify whether they actually voted.

How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.

Estimated Voter Turnout by Non-Citizens
2008 2010
Self reported and/or verified 38 (11.3%) 13 (3.5%)
Self reported and verified 5 (1.5%) N.A.
Adjusted estimate 21 (6.4%) 8 (2.2%)

Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) won election in 2008 with a victory margin of 312 votes. Votes cast by just 0.65 percent of Minnesota non-citizens could account for this margin. It is also possible that non-citizen votes were responsible for Obama’s 2008 victory in North Carolina. Obama won the state by 14,177 votes, so a turnout by 5.1 percent of North Carolina’s adult non-citizens would have provided this victory margin.

Democrats dishonestly claim there is no proof that there has ever been any voter fraud.  This study shows that there were 1.2 MILLION examples of voter fraud where non-citizens illegally voted.

Powerline puts it this way:

How extensive is voter-fraud, especially among non-citizens? Just bring up the question, or suggest we need to have voter-ID at the polls like every other advanced democracy, and the answer will be instantly supplied: You’re a racist. But as Dan McLaughlin points out over at The Federalist, Democrats seem to win a suspiciously high number of close elections, well beyond what a random statistical trial would suggest.

Truthandaction puts it this way:

America is being taken over by a communist Democratic party who is winning with subterfuge. Soon there won’t be sufficient numbers in the Republican party to win elections.

That is precisely what is if not what has happened.  And the most dishonest and most wicked political party in all of American history is intentionally “winning” by criminality and by annihilating the United States of America.

We just had an example of the Democrat Party’s criminal participation in this criminal destruction of America by undermining the integrity of elections to criminally and illegitimately seize power.  A Democrat strategist was just CAUGHT ON VIDEO telling someone he believed was an illegal immigrant that “it was not an issue at all” for an admitted illegal immigrant to vote as long as she was (ILLEGALLY!!!) registered to vote:

James O’Keefe has done it again.

Despite the consistent leftist insistence that voter fraud does not exist, the guerilla journalist demonstrated in a video released last week that some Colorado Democrats were more than happy to turn a blind eye to the practice, if not actively encourage it.

Today, O’Keefe released another video exposé that shows the same thing happening in the vital swing state of North Carolina (H/T TopRightNews).

In the video, a female Project Veritas Action investigator claimed to be a illegal immigrant to the United States from Brazil who had been allowed to remain in the country under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program but who was not an American citizen.

The investigator spoke with Greg Amick, the campaign manager for Democrat Irwin Carmichael. Carmichael is, ironically, running for sheriff of Mecklenburg County.

“But the only problem, you know, I don’t want to vote if I’m not legal,” she told Amick. “I think that’s gonna be a problem. I’m not sure.”

“It won’t be. It shouldn’t be an issue at all,” he told her, though he had been informed of her supposed illegal status. “As long as you’re registered to vote, you’ll be fine.”

Campaign worker after campaign worker tells the undercover reporter that she can’t get in trouble by voting. The video shows not one individual trying to dissuade her from casting her illegal vote.

Typical was the response of Martin Kelly, the father of Superior Court Judge candidate David Kelly:

“If they registered her, then she can’t get in trouble. All they can do is say no. They can’t do anything else,” he said, shrugging his shoulders.

Watch the entire video here:

What we’re seeing is the criminal replacement of the United States of America into a foreign banana republic communist country.

But, hey, Democrat, you future eternal citizen of hell – and rest assured that despite the fact that you encouraged illegal non-citizen behavior to get your wicked way, you will be a LEGAL CITIZEN OF HELL with God Himself making it your permanent country forever and ever and ever – you go on believing your disgraceful and dishonorable and dishonest party’s lies that there’s no voter fraud and anyone who says otherwise is a racist.

What is Obama doing about it?

More recklessly depraved criminal and fascist behavior that rightfully ought to get him impeached and forced out of office in any honest nation, of course:

US Ordering 34 Million Green Cards for Illegal Plan
Monday, 20 Oct 2014 06:03 PM
By Greg Richter

With some lawmakers predicting a sweeping executive order on immigration from President Barack Obama after the Nov. 4 elections, one federal agency is already making plans to hire a vendor to crank out up to 34 million  blank green cards to accommodate an expected surge in immigrants in 2016.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has published a draft solicitation for a contractor capable of producing 4 million cards a year for five years — and 9 million in the early stages — that would allow immigrants to live and work in the country, Breitbart reports.

One estimate suggests 34 million cards will be printed in total.

This is no joke.  The union representing about 12,000 immigration officers is sounding the alarm over the orders they have received to carry out this crime against the American people.

I am so beyond outraged it is beyond unreal.  I have so little confidence now in even the most formerly sacred institutions of this nation that it is beyond belief.

In five years this nation will be unrecognizable.  Obama’s and his fellow Democrat Party goons’ “fundamental transformation of America” will be complete.

There is NOTHING stopping illegals from registering to vote and VOTING:

“In terms of a check and balance that would prevent an individual who is a non U.S. citizen from registering to vote, that doesn’t exist. There’s absolutely nothing stopping them,” said Neal Kelley, Orange County registrar of voters and chairman of the California Association of Election Officials.

One of the things that is happening before our eyes is the “illegal immigration” of Mexico and Mexican culture to the United States.  This is part of what that will look like:

The discovery of so many hidden graves after the disappearance of the students was not unexpected for many here. Hiding the dead — those killed in gun battles between rival gangs, or innocents killed after being kidnapped, or women killed after their use as sexual slaves ends — all of that is par for the course. An estimated 26,000 people have been reported missing since 2006, when the Mexican government launched its frontal assault against drug cartels and their cohorts.

“This is the story of Guerrero,” said Ponce, the police officer, alluding to the grave sites, “but also of Chihuahua, Sonora … ” he added, ticking off the names of Mexican states that have been seized in the grips of drug gangs and corrupt officials.

Democrats are hard at work creating communities for which drug gangs will be able to thrive.  The people who are – illegally – fleeing here might be escaping from this hell of Mexican culture, but what else are they going to bring with them but the very culture that is all they have ever known?  The idea of the “melting pot” where people who come to America give up their old values to adopt the American Way is anathema to Democrats.  In fact even “the American Way” is ITSELF now anathema to Democrats.

The Republican Party is the party of Americans and those who love America; the Democrat Party is the party of foreigners and those who despise America.  If you’re a racial minority who is consumed with bitterness and blame toward America for not giving you enough socialist welfare or if you have an abiding hatred and contempt for America – such as Jane Fonda, William Ayers and Ward Churchill – you vote Democrat.  That’s the way it’s increasingly gone since the mid-1960s.   And now its going to hell.

But that’s just ONE example of a nakedly fascist president from a nakedly and criminally fascist political party.

Take Obama’s naked contempt for our Constitution and its protections of our journalist – well, the few actual “journalists” who are left who have either the courage or the integrity to honestly report the news:

USA Today’s Susan Page Says Obama Administration Most ‘Dangerous’ To Press In U.S. History
The Huffington Post    | By  Catherine Taibi
Posted:  10/28/2014 9:45 am EDT    Updated:  10/28/2014 4:59 pm EDT

Yet another journalist has come out against the seemingly unprecedented secrecy of the Obama administration.

USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page said at a White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) event on Saturday that the current administration is more threatening to press freedom than “any administration in American history.” Page said she was “really worried” about what could happen if the White House continues to prevent reporters from doing their job of telling the news and telling the truth.

“This administration has been more restrictive and more challenging to the press, more dangerous to the press, really, than any administration in American history,” Page said. “I think access to the White House has just gotten worse and worse.”

In January, former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson called the Obama administration “the most secretive White House” she has ever encountered as a journalist. Associated Press Washington Bureau Chief Sally Buzbee also chimed in on White House transparency in September, citing daily “intimidation” tactics and firmly stating that the current administration is “significantly worse than previous administrations.”

The famous media lawyer James C. Goodale, who represented The New York Times through the Pentagon Papers case, condemned Obama for criminalizing whistleblowers and reporters who use them as sources, boldly stating that “Obama will surely pass President Richard Nixon as the worst president ever on issues of national security and press freedom.”

Glenn Greenwald, journalist and co-founder of the Intercept, noted these recurring claims Tuesday morning:

Obama Anti-Press Fascist Thug

H/T Washington Post

Barack Obama is a criminally fascist thug.  The Democrat Party is a euphemistically-named FASCIST party.

Here’s a particularly egregious case of Democrat FASCIST outrage:

Ex-CBS reporter: Government agency bugged my computer
By Kyle Smith and Bruce Golding
October 27, 2014 | 7:36am

A former CBS News reporter who quit the network over claims it kills stories that put President Obama in a bad light says she was spied on by a “government-related entity” that planted classified documents on her computer.

In her new memoir, Sharyl Attkisson says a source who arranged to have her laptop checked for spyware in 2013 was “shocked” and “flabbergasted” at what the analysis revealed.

“This is outrageous. Worse than anything Nixon ever did. I wouldn’t have believed something like this could happen in the United States of America,” Attkisson quotes the source saying.

She speculates that the motive was to lay the groundwork for possible charges against her or her sources.

Attkisson says the source, who’s “connected to government three-letter agencies,” told her the computer was hacked into by “a sophisticated entity that used commercial, nonattributable spyware that’s proprietary to a government agency: either the CIA, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency.”

The breach was accomplished through an “otherwise innocuous e-mail” that Attkisson says she got in February 2012, then twice “redone” and “refreshed” through a satellite hookup and a Wi-Fi connection at a Ritz-Carlton hotel.

The spyware included programs that Attkisson says monitored her every keystroke and gave the snoops access to all her e-mails and the passwords to her financial accounts.

“The intruders discovered my Skype account handle, stole the password, activated the audio, and made heavy use of it, presumably as a listening tool,” she wrote in “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.”

Attkisson says her source — identified only as “Number One” — told her the spying was most likely not court-authorized because it went on far longer than most legal taps.

But the most shocking finding, she says, was the discovery of three classified documents that Number One told her were “buried deep in your operating system. In a place that, unless you’re a some kind of computer whiz specialist, you wouldn’t even know exists.”

“They probably planted them to be able to accuse you of having classified documents if they ever needed to do that at some point,” Number One added.

In her book, Attkisson says CBS lost interest in her coverage of the deadly attack on the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, and killed her stories of the federal “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal.

Both CBS and the White House declined to comment.

The reason both CBS and the White House have declined to comment is that Sharyl Attkisson’s integrity and credibility as a journalist is beyond question.  She is reporting the truth and these wicked leftist liars are trying to bury her for doing so.

When I say Barack Obama is a modern-day Nazi, I am being deadly earnest.  Barack Obama and his “Democrat Party” is the Zyclon-B of democracy.

Again, all this just within the last few days.  A firehose of pure, unadulterated evil pouring out across America, killing its soul.

I’m not done.  Try this one from the party whose president “fundamentally transformed” the Internal Revenue Service into Obama’s Internal Revenge Service to be used as a weapon against his political opponents.

Now Obama and his Democrat thugs are taking their naked hate out on small businesses:

Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required
By SHAILA DEWANOCT. 25, 2014

ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa — For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block away — until last year, when two tax agents knocked on her door and informed her that they had seized her checking account, almost $33,000.

The Internal Revenue Service agents did not accuse Ms. Hinders of money laundering or cheating on her taxes — in fact, she has not been charged with any crime. Instead, the money was seized solely because she had deposited less than $10,000 at a time, which they viewed as an attempt to avoid triggering a required government report.

“How can this happen?” Ms. Hinders said in a recent interview. “Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?”

The federal government does.

Using a law designed to catch drug traffickers, racketeers and terrorists by tracking their cash, the government has gone after run-of-the-mill business owners and wage earners without so much as an allegation that they have committed serious crimes. The government can take the money without ever filing a criminal complaint, and the owners are left to prove they are innocent. Many give up.

“They’re going after people who are really not criminals,” said David Smith, a former federal prosecutor who is now a forfeiture expert and lawyer in Virginia. “They’re middle-class citizens who have never had any trouble with the law.”

I’ll try to explain that to the Tea Party who was viciously targeted by Obama’s fascist bureaucrat thugs.

The article continues at length.  The very next sentence after the above states:

On Thursday, in response to questions from The New York Times, the I.R.S. announced that it would curtail the practice, focusing instead on cases where the money is believed to have been acquired illegally or seizure is deemed justified by “exceptional circumstances.”

In other words, now that we’ve been caught red-handed violating the American people’s rights by a news agency other than Fox News, we’ll kindasortastop following our Fuehrer’s orders to Nazify America by illegally destroying middle-class businesses.

Why would Democrats destroy the businesses that create jobs?  Easy.  Because Democrats are Nazis who believe in the power of Government-as-God Socialism rather than the efforts of the American people.  Just listen to the NEXT fascist candidate for president if you don’t believe me:

HILLARY CLINTON: “Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs. You know that old theory trickle-down economics. That has been tried. That has failed.”

This goes back to Obama’s “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that” denial of reality that I’ve written about at length:

Obama’s ‘What I Said Was That We Need To Stand Behind Businesses’ Strangely Different From His Actual Words: ‘If You’ve Got A Business, You Didn’t Build That’

An Excellent Short Summary Of Obama’s ‘If You’ve Got A Business, You Didn’t Build That’ View

Small Business Owner Jack Gilchrist Responds To Obama’s Idiotic ‘If You’ve Got A Business, You Didn’t Build That’ Rhetoric

And of course Hillary Clinton robbed it from Barack Obama who in turn robbed it from Elizabeth Warren.  Which is another way of documenting that the entire Democrat Party is ridden with Socialist goons who believe that their Government that they have replaced God with has the divine right of kings to thug-steal the results of the American people’s hard work.  At least, the results of the increasingly few American people who actually DO work.

Let me just put it this way: I can safely assume that everyone who reads this – and in fact every single American who DOESN’T read this – is a billionaire CEO.  Because every single one of you has the same identical access to the same identical roads and bridges that these fascists are claiming gives them the right to seize your money.  And since you have what they say is the source of all businesses’ wealth, you are either a billionaire or Obama, Warren and Clinton are demon-possessed LIARS.

I’ve said this many times before: “NAZI” stands for “National Socialist German Workers Party.”  If there was a “National Socialist American Workers Party,” you are a true fool if you don’t realize that it is the Democrat Party today.  If you are a Democrat, you are a Nazi by another name.

But you might be saying, “Wait a minute.  Nazis hated Jews.”

So does Obama and his fascist Democrat goon-thugs.

No U.S. administration in the entire history of the republic has ever been anywhere NEAR so profoundly hostile and hateful to Israel than our current thug-king’s.  Barack Obama is trying to complete the work of Satan to finish the work of his previous Socialist thug Hitler’s work for him:

The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here
The Obama administration’s anger is “red-hot” over Israel’s settlement policies, and the Netanyahu government openly expresses contempt for Obama’s understanding of the Middle East. Profound changes in the relationship may be coming.
Jeffrey Goldberg
Oct 28 2014, 2:52 PM ET

The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this official said, referring to the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, by his nickname.

This comment is representative of the gloves-off manner in which American and Israeli officials now talk about each other behind closed doors, and is yet another sign that relations between the Obama and Netanyahu governments have moved toward a full-blown crisis. The relationship between these two administrations— dual guarantors of the putatively “unbreakable” bond between the U.S. and Israel—is now the worst it’s ever been, and it stands to get significantly worse after the November midterm elections. By next year, the Obama administration may actually withdraw diplomatic cover for Israel at the United Nations, but even before that, both sides are expecting a showdown over Iran, should an agreement be reached about the future of its nuclear program.

The fault for this breakdown in relations can be assigned in good part to the junior partner in the relationship, Netanyahu, and in particular, to the behavior of his cabinet. Netanyahu has told several people I’ve spoken to in recent days that he has “written off” the Obama administration, and plans to speak directly to Congress and to the American people should an Iran nuclear deal be reached. For their part, Obama administration officials express, in the words of one official, a “red-hot anger” at Netanyahu for pursuing settlement policies on the West Bank, and building policies in Jerusalem, that they believe have fatally undermined Secretary of State John Kerry’s peace process.

Over the years, Obama administration officials have described Netanyahu to me as recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and “Aspergery.” (These are verbatim descriptions; I keep a running list.)  But I had not previously heard Netanyahu described as a “chickenshit.” I thought I appreciated the implication of this description, but it turns out I didn’t have a full understanding. From time to time, current and former administration officials have described Netanyahu as a national leader who acts as though he is mayor of Jerusalem, which is to say, a no-vision small-timer who worries mainly about pleasing the hardest core of his political constituency. (President Obama, in interviews with me, has alluded to Netanyahu’s lack of political courage.)

“The good thing about Netanyahu is that he’s scared to launch wars,” the official said, expanding the definition of what a chickenshit Israeli prime minister looks like. “The bad thing about him is that he won’t do anything to reach an accommodation with the Palestinians or with the Sunni Arab states. The only thing he’s interested in is protecting himself from political defeat. He’s not [Yitzhak] Rabin, he’s not [Ariel] Sharon, he’s certainly no [Menachem] Begin. He’s got no guts.”

I ran this notion by another senior official who deals with the Israel file regularly. This official agreed that Netanyahu is a “chickenshit” on matters related to the comatose peace process, but added that he’s also a “coward” on the issue of Iran’s nuclear threat. The official said the Obama administration no longer believes that Netanyahu would launch a preemptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities in order to keep the regime in Tehran from building an atomic arsenal. “It’s too late for him to do anything. Two, three years ago, this was a possibility. But ultimately he couldn’t bring himself to pull the trigger. It was a combination of our pressure and his own unwillingness to do anything dramatic. Now it’s too late.”

[...]

Stephen Hayes points out that the “chicken-shit” remark is actually the LEAST of the outrage from the Obama administration.

He pointed out that Obama and his goon-thugs show more hate and contempt for this Jew-boy Netanyahu than they do any other leader, than they do for the Ayatollah in Iran or Putin in Russia or Kim Jong Un in North Korea.  There is a visceral hatred for Israel that reeks from this administration which is fitting from the administration of baby-murder and sodomy-perversion-marriage.  The Democrat Party is the official party of Satan.  And Satan hates Israel with an abiding hatred.

Hayes illustrates the sheer hatred of Israel with the gist of these top Obama administration officials’ boasts: why is Netanyahu a chicken-shit?  Because he failed to do his duty to protect Israel by attacking Iran to stop that rabidly vicious enemy of Israel from getting the nuclear bomb when he had the chance to do so.  And why didn’t he do it when he had the chance to do so?  Because Obama stopped him.

Just remember that when Iran gets the bomb, Obama ensured that Iran would so succeed.

Obama is so beyond desperate for a “deal” – ANY deal – with his Iranian masters it is beyond unreal:

Obama adviser likened Iran nuclear deal to ObamaCare
By Matthew Continetti
·Published October 31, 2014
·Washington Free Beacon

Deputy National Security Adviser and MFA in creative writing Ben Rhodes likened an Iranian nuclear deal to ObamaCare in a talk to progressive activists last January, according to audio obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The remarks, made at a since-discontinued regular meeting of White House personnel and representatives of liberal interest groups, reveal the importance of a rapprochement with Iran to President Obama, who is looking to establish his legacy as his presidency enters its lame-duck phase.

“Bottom line is, this is the best opportunity we’ve had to resolve the Iranian issue diplomatically, certainly since President Obama came to office, and probably since the beginning of the Iraq war,” Rhodes said. “So no small opportunity, it’s a big deal. This is probably the biggest thing President Obama will do in his second term on foreign policy. This is healthcare for us, just to put it in context.”

Rhodes made the comparison as the White House was reeling from the botched rollout of the $2 billion Healthcare.gov. Polls continue to show that the health law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, remains unpopular.

Rhodes also said the White House wants to avoid congressional scrutiny of any deal.

“We’re already kind of thinking through, how do we structure a deal so we don’t necessarily require legislative action right away,” Rhodes said. “And there are ways to do that.”

That is similar to what an unnamed senior administration official told David Sanger of the New York Times last week for a piece headlined “Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress”: “We wouldn’t seek congressional legislation in any comprehensive agreement for years.”

Again, the most profoundly fascist and anti-American dictator-thug who ever treasonously violated the Constitution of the United States of America is at it again, seeking to thwart and undermine constitutional oversight of his attempt to give Iran the nuclear bomb so the god of the Democrat Party – Satan – would smile down upon Obama.

The same sort of Democrat treason that resulted in ObamaCare is going to now result in Iran getting the go-ahead to build the Bomb.  All the fascist arm-twisting.  All the shenanigans.  To get what the American people decidedly do not want anymore than they wanted the ObamaCare that these fascist shoved down our throats in spite of the fact that at no time have the American people EVER wanted it.

The only thing stopping Iran from finishing the Bomb is it is waiting for its work to develop an ICBM to deliver that Bomb to America so that America will be afraid to face down Iran when they go after Israel like the rabid dogs they are.

Meanwhile, Obama has done absolutely NOTHING to stop the ISIS beheaders from establishing a giant caliphate throughout the heart of the Middle East so they can slowly saw off the head of “the Great Satan.”

Obama and his fellow lying coward Democrats want to blame Bush for ISIS.  ISIS didn’t even EXIST when Bush was president.  ISIS emerged because of Obama’s despicable, cowardly and foolish abandonment of Iraq and his despicable, cowardly and foolish “red line” warning in Syria.  ISIS was created by a man Obama let out of Gitmo.  ISIS had already overran cities such as Fallujah BEFORE our dishonest fool of a president mocked them as “JV.”  And then rather than have any courage or any integrity whatsoever to own up to his abject failure, our dishonest liar-in-chief sent out his dishonest liars to lie about what he had very clearly said.

Barack Obama has also simply abjectly LIED when he now tries to claim that he didn’t abandon Iraq.  Here is documented PROOF that it was Obama’s policy to abandon Iraq and cut-and-run from the very moment he took office.

We have a demon-possessed liar of a president.  We have  a demon-possessed Democrat Party supporting our demon-possessed liar of a president.

And all Democrats can say is that if you don’t support Obama or his fellow enabling gang of thugs, it’s because you’re a racist misogynist.

A firehose of pure evil.  Which will “fundamentally transform” into a FIREBOMB of pure evil.

It may bee too late to stop it.

But if you value your soul and the souls of your children, the least you can do is be willing to crawl out of your death bed through broken glass to vote against this wicked party and everything it stands for.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mormon Church Finally Acknowledges Its Founder Joseph Smith Was An Adulterer And A Child Molester

October 27, 2014

(Regarding Joseph Smith’s alleged first vision where celestial personages appeared to him) . . . “My object in going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of all the sects was right, that I might know which to join. No sooner, therefore, did I get possession of myself, so as to be able to speak, than I asked the personages who stood above me in the light, which of all the sects was right — and which I should join. I was answered that I must join none of them, for they were all wrong, and the personage who addressed me said that all their creeds were an abomination in His sight: that those professors were all corrupt . . .” (Joseph Smith, History of the Church, vol. 1, p. 5-6).

And today we’re able to say, “Yeah, right.  And look who’s talking…”

Mormonism is a terrible sham and I am always amazed when I see a person standing at my door in his white dress shirt and black tie who in spite of all appearances of intellect is a completely brainwashed idiot.

It has often been said, “The only thing wrong with Christianity is Christians.”  And – aside from the rather obvious fact that this charge could fit ALL groups and ALL professions whether we want to talk about black people or white people or police officers or teachers or nurses – it’s true.  Many Christians are hypocrites who too often do not act out their faith in their daily lives.  According to the Christian Scriptures, Christians are filled with the Holy Spirit when we’re saved to new life in Christ.  But the same Christian Scriptures also point out the fact that the sin nature remains and that the temptation to sin will remain a part of our human natures and our lives until the day we leave this earth.

Another fact of human nature is that we do not have perfect knowledge and if you put a group of people into a room and have them talk in detail about the beliefs most important to their lives, they will invariably all disagree with each other.  And to the extent that they haven’t disagreed yet merely means that they haven’t talked long enough or deeply enough yet.  People who agree to nine levels of sub-headings will disagree on the tenth level.  Or the eleventh.  Or the twelfth.  Because we’re all ultimately different.

Joseph Smith was a religious charlatan who exploited those two facts of human nature when he fabricated his own religion.

It has always amazed me how otherwise intelligent people could buy into such a fraud.

I still think of the Branch Davidian cult brainwashed by David Koresh:

Doyle sits in his cluttered living room, detective paperbacks, tomes on theology and Laurel & Hardy videos crammed on bookshelves. The only item that has room to breathe is a photograph of his 18-year-old daughter, Shari.

I wondered, I asked, ‘Is this God or is this horny old David?’
–Clive Doyle, Branch Davidian

She was one of Koresh’s “wives.”

In the photo, Shari is flaxen haired, flushed and smiling, hugging the family dog.

That Koresh bedded his daughter makes Doyle shift in his seat, and when he speaks of it, his jaw tightens.

Doyle says his daughter started having sex with Koresh when she was 14. Koresh fathered at least 13 children with sect followers and engaged in sexual acts with underage Davidian girls, according to the Justice Department, numerous affidavits of Davidians and interviews CNN conducted with survivors. Watch a video Koresh recorded of himself with his children inside the compound during the siege. Video

Davidian Kiri Jewel testified during 1995 congressional hearings on the siege that Koresh slept in a bed with women and children, and she believed that he had impregnated a 14-year-old. Koresh, she said, often talked about how the young girls at the compound pleased him sexually. Jewel described in graphic detail how Koresh sexually assaulted her. She testified that she wasn’t afraid of getting pregnant; she was too young, she explained. She’d not even started menstruating yet.

Doyle insists that his daughter Shari, even at a young age, was capable of deciding whether to have sex with Koresh. The teen was also clearheaded, he says, when she chose to remain inside the compound despite having the chance to leave.

“She wanted to be with David and to hear and follow the message,” her father says.

There is silence for a moment. Doyle knows that trying to justify Koresh having sex with underage girls incites nothing but outrage from nonbelievers. And, initially, when David began preaching a message that his holy seed must be spread to any girl he preferred, married or in pigtails, Doyle admits he was bothered by it.

“I wondered, I asked, ‘Is this God or is this horny old David?’ “

But Doyle’s concern didn’t last long.

“I couldn’t argue because he’d show you where it was in the Bible.”

I still marvel that men sat placidly while this false messiah had sex with their wives and with their young daughters.  I wonder what went so mentally and morally wrong with them.

One of the beautiful passages in the Bible declares that “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.”

We find in the Bible acts of savagery, to the point of genocide.  There is a time for war and there is a time for peace.  And yeah, there is a time for girls to become women and become wives.

But not to a roach like David Koresh.  And not to a roach like Joseph Smith.

And you just shake your head and wonder how people can so butcher Scripture that they allow a self-serving malignant narcissist to take over their lives and their wives’ lives and their daughters’ lives.

I know you don’t know me, so allow me to tell you one personal detail about myself: if I’m in a church and my pastor comes up to me and points to a passage in the Old Testament and declares that he gets to have sex with my wife or with my fourteen-year-old daughter, I will (in this order): 1) punch the pastor’s lights out; 2) tell everyone in the congregation and the outside community that this “pastor” is a demonic fraud; and 3) walk out of that church and never darken its doors again unless and until that pastor and every elder who in any way supports him is thrown out.

It’s really not that hard.  Christians have held a very simple principle for two millennia: if an Old Testament passage remains valid for New Testament Christian believers, it will be restated in the New Testament.

If you want to try to show me where you can practice polygamy, have sex with women who are the wives of other men, have sex with my wife, or have sex with my young daughter in the New Testament, you have at it.

I’m standing right here, waiting.  Okay, I’m sitting.  Because it’s gonna take you a long, loooooong time to come up with anything.

Christians do not belong to the Old Covenant.  God understands that times change.  He revealed Himself in a progressive way first to Adam and to and through the Patriarchs and then to and through Moses.  There was a season and a purpose under heaven for that Old Covenant, but it ended.

The Old Testament is crystal clear that God was going to inaugurate a New Covenant:

“Behold, days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the LORD. — Jeremiah 31:31-32

The Book of Ezekiel foreshadows that New Covenant by describing the key detail that would happen only in that New Covenant:

“I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances. — Ezekiel 36:27 (see Acts 2:38-39 for context in the New Testament).

It was through the work of Jesus on the cross that we can have God’s Spirit within us.  And through nothing else can we have that Spirit.

In another example of the Old Covenant ending, we have a vision of God’s glory leaving the Temple in Ezekiel chapter 10.  Israel had rejected God and God would not dwell in the midst of their rebellion and sin.  Ezekiel prophetically described that the glory of God would one day return to the Temple in Ezekiel chapter 43, but that event has clearly not happened as the Temple described has yet to be built.  When you consider the dimensions of that future Temple as described in Ezekiel 43, when you consider it would have no wall of partition between Jews and Gentiles and no court of women, for instance, it has clearly never been rebuilt.  True Christians join Jews in believing that one day there will be such a Temple, but it will not be built until Messiah returns as King of kings.  Anyway, the glory of God did not reappear to Israel in any form until it arrived in the form of Jesus of Nazareth (see Hebrews 1:3 and 2 Corinthians 4:6), the divine Son of God, who came to live a perfect life in our place and then take our sin upon Himself so that He could suffer and die for our sins and we in exchange could rise to new life with Him and through Him.  Jesus assumed a human nature in addition to His divine nature, but God can’t stay dead.  And so Jesus rose bodily from the grave.  And everyone who calls on His name can rise with Him, such that death has no power over them.

The Glory of God departed from the Temple in Ezekiel 10.  And the glory of God never returned to any man-made place since.

In Ezekiel 43 the glory of the Lord will re-enter through that very same East gate that it departed from in Ezekiel 10.  When Jesus entered Jerusalem as the Messiah during His First Advent, He entered through that same East Gate through which the glory of the Lord had departed (Luke 19:28-48).  And when He was rejected as Messiah, He too departed through the East gate (see Matthew 21:12-17).  And then Jesus wept over Jerusalem (Matthew 23:37-39) and said, “From now on you will not see Me until you say, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD” (v. 39).

The Temple of Ezekiel will be built by Jesus Christ after He returns as King of kings and Lord of lords.  And His national people Israel will say, “Blessed IS He who comes in the name of the LORD!”

Anyway, true Christians are not bound by any Old Testament practice that is not affirmed by the New Covenant as revealed in the New Testament.  We don’t have to keep the dietary laws, we don’t have to practice animal sacrifice, we don’t have to have to wipe out the Amorites, etc.  And anyone who tells you that it is okay to marry polygamously or that they can have relations with your wife or your young daughter is a demoniac who perverts the Scriptures rather than a Christian who follows the Scriptures.

In any event, let’s consider what the Mormon church acknowledges about their founder and the founder of their entire system of theology, Joseph Smith:

The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men’s wives during the faith’s early polygamous days, a recognition of an unflattering part of its roots that historians have chronicled for years.

And let us consider what the Old Testament Scriptures that Joseph Smith was illegitimately exploiting to satiate his own lusts had to say about how he should have been treated by that Old Testament system:

Leviticus 20:10 — “If a man commits adultery with another man’s wife–with the wife of his neighbor–both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death.

Oops.  Sorry, Joe.  But we’re going to have to stone you now.

“An unflattering part” indeed.

Not that the rest of the Mormon Church’s history has ever been anything other than “unflattering.”  Because from a diseased root grows a diseased tree.

Mormonism is a sham revealed by a demon through a wicked man.  The very name “Mormon” actually conveys this, because the demon’s name was “Moroni.”  Mormons are really following a demon.  And the life of their founder illustrates it nicely.  Joseph Smith was far more a petty con-man than a prophet of God and the founder of a new religion.

As do ALL satanic false religions, Mormonism denies the true deity of Jesus.  Through Mormonism, Satan literally drags Jesus down to his mere equal by claiming that Jesus is the spirit-brother of Lucifer rather than the divine God the Son.

The Scriptures ARE the Word of God.  And every word of God’s Word is true.  In addition to the Scriptures – and in particular the New Testament Scriptures which define true belief for Christian believers – we have the historic first Seven universal ecumenical councils of Christianity in which the orthodox, the TRUE, nature of Christianity was clearly defined and delineated.  The main heresy of Mormonism – the rejection that Jesus was merely a created being – was ruled by the Early Church and by the Church Fathers nearly two thousand years ago.

Don’t be a fool.  Don’t be deceived by a fools’ religion.

 

 

 

 

 

Do You Want To Be A Hunter And Killer Or Do You Want To Be A Hider And Cowerer? (It’s Moot: Obama Has Chosen For You)

October 22, 2014

As I write, Muslim terrorists have attacked the Canadian Parliament buildings in Ottowa with multiple shooting locations.

Canada is rightly calling this a terrorist attack.  Had it happened in the United States – even if the killers had beheaded their victims all the while screaming to Allah in Arabic – it would have been declared “workplace violence.”  That is simply factually true, given that it has already happened and the most dishonest administration in the history of the republic has already repeatedly lied about the dozens of terrorist attacks in the United States since Obama took power.

That’s the power of a president who assured us over and over again that the Benghazi attack that resulted in the first murder of a United States ambassador since the failed Carter years in 1979 was the result of an American-made youtube video rather than a terrorist attack.  That’s been the pattern over and over again, as it was recently when the first American citizen EVER to be beheaded in the United States was murdered by a Muslim screaming praises to Allah in Arabic after erecting a shrine to ISIS on Facebook.  It was true when a Muslim major with business cards that said he was a “soldier of Allah” shot to death 13 soldiers as he shouted “Allahu Akbar!”   It’s been true over and over again.

Obama is a denier of reality.  When the President of Libya came out and refuted Obama and pointed out that the attack on the US compound in Benghazi was “a preplanned act of terrorism,” Obama just kept repeating his lies.   And here we are today as the Prime Minister of Canada describes the attack on the Canadian Parliament as a terrorist act, and Obama just keeps denying.

If denying reality is the pathway to success, Barack Obama is the most successful “leader” who ever “led from behind.”

Barack Obama has been caught telling more lies to more people on video than any human being in the entire history of planet earth bar none.  So when he claimed in order to get re-elected that he had defeated terrorism, he was true to his form.  Oh, I could prove my case with nothing more than the 37 documented times Barack Obama lied to the American people about the effect of his ObamaCare.  But Obama the liar goes FAR beyond ObamaCare: take immigration.  Obama deliberately misled the public by artificially inflating his so-called “record deportations” by including categories that had NEVER been included by ANY administration.  So over and over again, the liar-in-chief was taking credit for something that was a lie and which he KNEW was a lie in order to deflect legitimate Republican criticism over Obama’s protection of our borders (and actual lack thereof).  In reality, Obama was doing such a piss-poor job of securing our border that his administration was literally letting out criminal illegal immigrant murderers and rapists.  And then of course lied about it:

New records contradict the Obama administration’s assurances to Congress and the public that the 2,200 people it freed from immigration jails last year to save money had only minor criminal records.

The records, obtained by USA TODAY, show immigration officials released some undocumented immigrants who had faced far more serious criminal charges, including people charged with kidnapping, sexual assault, drug trafficking and homicide.

Barack Obama lies about EVERYTHING.  He is a liar without shame, without honor, without decency, without integrity and without virtue of any kind other than a virtue of evil in which every feeling, every thought, every action line up to advance evil.  He is a truly wicked man.  Which means he is the perfect leader of the party of wickedness in America.

Obama has all of his spinners declaring that we’re “succeeding” against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.  While all of the generals and everybody who isn’t a Kool-Aid-sipping ideologue is acknowledging that Obama’s “strategy” – to the extent that a compilage of Obama’s contradictory statements can be called “a strategy” – is failing.  Even the leftist Washington Post admits that Obama is failing against this rapidly growing terrorist army.   And one of the expert military analysts consulted by the left-leaning PBS says:

“…overall, ISIS continues to act like a Pac-Man in the video game, gobbling up territory in Syria and in Iraq.”

Yeah, we’re “succeeding.”  As long as we all understand that “succeeding” is a synonym for “surrendering.”

We’ve got American residents and even American citizens streaming to Syria to fight for the ISIS Beheaders.  Because ISIS is the coolest soccer team in the world right now and all the kids want to wear its jersey.

People in Western societies like America are instructed to hide and cower if they are attacked.  Because Democrats would rather Americans be mowed down by crazed psychos than allow one law-abiding citizen to have the right to defend himself or herself.  While Islam is preaching to its believers to hunt and kill.

And the American sheople and the sheople of all Western so-called democracies are losing.

And it’s hard to blame kids for wanting to be on the winning side versus Obama’s side.

The other thing that’s going on is that Western societies stand for NOTHING today.

Oh, I suppose you could argue that we stand for the right to murder your baby and for the right to bend over and submit to being sodomized.

But that’s about as successful as Obama’s strategy against ISIS.  I mean, hell, our birthrate is plummeting given the fact that we’ve murdered sixty million of our own children and given the fact that homosexual sodomy is a very piss-poor way to reproduce while the Muslim birthrate is SKYROCKETING.

They are mothers and fathers who are willing to send their sons to fight; we are a nation of queers cowering and hiding all the while demanding that the only way to deal with terrorism is to bear our throats to the scimitar rather than fight like the damn MEN that we aren’t and haven’t been.

They have a theology and they’ve got Allah; we’ve got political correctness and we’ve got Obama.  And we’re far more like sheep than human beings as a result.

I remember the last time we actually got to win a damn war.  We had a general who proudly used the term “Crusade.”  Brave men went on a Crusade and they faced a deadly and virulent enemy and a deadly and virulent ideology.  And they triumphed in their Crusade against evil.

Today we’ve got a president and we’ve got a political party in power that demonizes the very notion of such a Crusade.  And thanks to Democrats and their pathology we haven’t been allowed to win another war since.  World War II – that last “Crusade” of ours – was the last time we had the courage to declare a war and the last time we actually won a war.

Today we’re governed by secular humanist liberals who are terrified of using that term because they live in holy terror of Islam.  Because Islam and Allah is stronger and more powerful than anything that secular humanist liberalism stands for or ever did stand for.  And liberals – Democrats – know that if they dare provoke Islam they will have to bow down before and submit to Allah.  Because Allah is mightier than Obama.

Oh, it doesn’t have to be that way.  America could hunt down every Democrat with dogs and then return to its roots in the God of the Bible and the Crusade.  We could recognize the truth, stand up and fight for ideals and principles that are truly sacred rather than sodomy and abortion and government-as-God-socialism.  And we could prevail in such a struggle.

We used to be a people who could stand up with courage and conviction in the name of God and fight and defeat those who would impose evil on us.  Now only our enemies can do that.

And that is why Islam will win and America will lose.

I’m talking about transcendent values, something that is greater than the citizen (well, given that Democrats have proudly flooded America with illegal immigrants who piss on our culture and on the nation our founding fathers created, I suppose the word “citizen” is as meaningless as our “values.”).  They have a system – demonic as it is – that actually describes a genuine afterlife and something worth serving and fighting for and dying for.  We have Obama and abortion and sodomy.  And the end of all of these is death.

Liberals will continue to deny that Islam presents a crisis.  Denial has been Obama’s strategy from the outset: first deny there’s a problem, then deny that he’s responsible for the problem he denied.  Until that problem has metastasized.  And then try to change the subject and distract the sheople with a different bright and shiny object.

When 100 million American liberals stand up and shout, “I’m going to stand up and I’m going to fight and die for the glory that is Obama!” I’ll be proven wrong.

But in fact I’m going to be proven right.  Because liberalism is the gutless ideology of cowards and weak people who love death and will receive the death that they love.  It is in the liberals’ love of death that they find common ground with the Muslim terrorists who also love death.  And ultimately both of these will receive what they love.

Liberals have murdered more than sixty million innocent human beings as they have chopped up and hacked to death and murdered with acid the most innocent human beings of all.  They have shown far more viciousness and contempt for human life than has ISIS.  And they have done so on a far more vast scale.  At least up to now; because ISIS is gearing up and we can only wait and see if they can top liberalism’s tally of vicious death of human life.

The Muslim’s desire to give their children a better life is greater and more powerful and even more righteous than Democrats’ desire to murder their children.

Our society has decayed to the point that there is nothing truly worth fighting and sacrificing for.  And that is why we will ultimately surrender and bow down.

And that is why the beast described in the Book of Revelation and the Book of Daniel will come exactly as God foretold to the “perilous times” of the last days as we have become the very despicable people that God warned about.

The beast is coming.  You literally voted for the Antichrist to come when you voted for Obama.  The Bible declares that he will seem to have all the answers, but that he will literally be the devil in masquerade.  Liberals will vote for him because he will be the ultimate tyrant representing the ultimate big government Utopia.  You want a world without Jesus Christ and you will get it.  And before it’s all said and done, you will get the literal hell on earth that you so richly deserve.

You might as well start getting ready for it.  Because your only alternative at this point is to get on your knees before God and confess that you are a sinner and that you desperately need a Savior – the only true Savior of the world Jesus Christ – and receive the perfect life He lived in place of your sinful life and the perfect sacrificial death that He died in your place as your sinless substitute.  And receive His Holy Spirit.

But liberals are truly wicked people and they would much rather bow down before Allah or any other demonic tyranny than bow down before the King of kings and Lord of lords.  Because that is their nature.

Ultimately liberals WILL bow down before Jesus – because EVERY knee will ultimately bow down before Him – but not until AFTER it is too late.

 

 

 

The Fascism Of The Left Taking A Dangerous Turn. And Are You SURE You Want To Take This Road To Hell, America???

October 20, 2014

Are now or have you ever been a Christian?

Don’t worry, Democrat.  You’re safe.  God knows YOU’VE never been one and never will be.  The only thing you love more than homosexual sodomy is murdering babies – and you’ve murdered sixty million so far and counting.

When I was preparing for ministry, I had a vision that one day I would end up in prison for being a Christian.

That day is soon coming as several recent stories prove:

October 19, 2014
New America: Ordained ministers threatened with jail unless they perform same sex marriages
By Rick Moran

City officials in Coeur d’Alene Idaho have told a married couple who are both ordained ministers that they will go to jail if they refuse to perform wedding ceremonies for gay couples.

The Alliance for Defending Freedom has filed suit against the city and asked for a temporary restraining order to prevent officials from carrying out their threat.

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys filed a federal lawsuit and a motion for a temporary restraining order Friday to stop officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from forcing two ordained Christian ministers to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples.

City officials told Donald Knapp that he and his wife Evelyn, both ordained ministers who run Hitching Post Wedding Chapel, are required to perform such ceremonies or face months in jail and/or thousands of dollars in fines. The city claims its “non-discrimination” ordinance requires the Knapps to perform same-sex wedding ceremonies now that the courts have overridden Idaho’s voter-approved constitutional amendment that affirmed marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

“The government should not force ordained ministers to act contrary to their faith under threat of jail time and criminal fines,” said ADF Senior Legal Counsel Jeremy Tedesco. “Many have denied that pastors would ever be forced to perform ceremonies that are completely at odds with their faith, but that’s what is happening here – and it’s happened this quickly. The city is on seriously flawed legal ground, and our lawsuit intends to ensure that this couple’s freedom to adhere to their own faith as pastors is protected just as the First Amendment intended.”

The couple would face 180 days in jail and up to $1000 in fines per day if they dared to adhere to their religious beliefs.

“The city somehow expects ordained pastors to flip a switch and turn off all faithfulness to their God and their vows,” explained ADF Legal Counsel Jonathan Scruggs. “The U.S. Constitution as well as federal and state law clearly stand against that. The city cannot mandate across-the-board conformity to its interpretation of a city ordinance in utter disregard for the guaranteed freedoms Americans treasure in our society.”

How many other towns and cities have statutes like this? No doubt there are other budding fascists out there who would enjoy putting Christian ministers in jail for not violating the sacred tenets of their faith.

This is a law that manifestly violates the Constitution so I wouldn’t expect any court in America to uphold the city statutue. But the fact that it was passed in the first place should raise the alarm that the assault on religious liberty has entered a new phase. The power of government is being used in the contraceptive controversey and now the gay marriage issue to force acceptance of practices totally at odds with the religious faith of millions of people.

Notice that these wicked cowards aren’t going into mosques and imposing homosexuality on them.  I mean, where’s the left in forcing Islam to cater to their perversions?  Their cowards and provably cowardly.  But it’s open season on Christians, though.

Here’s another one, detailing the left’s demand for all records from church pastors as they conduct one of their Stalinist show trials:

‘Stunned’ in Houston: Pastors Vow to Fight Mayor’s Sermon Grab
By Tony Perkins , CP Op-Ed Contributor
October 16, 2014|10:16 am

Houston is home to one of NASA’s most sophisticated space centers — but even it would have trouble finding signs of intelligence in the local Mayor’s office. The city’s highest official is blowing past the First Amendment at warp speed — and lighting a political powder keg in the process.

After four years of forcing her extreme agenda on the city, Mayor Annise Parker may have finally picked a fight she’s bound to regret. Five months after bullying her way into a Houston-wide “bathroom bill,” Parker is furious that the city’s voters won’t roll over and accept it. Instead, America’s fourth-largest city fought back, gathering three times the number of signatures needed to put the issue on the ballot. Furious with local pastors for leading the pushback, Parker decided to get her revenge by ordering a Soviet-style crackdown on area churches.

In a story that’s spreading like wildfire, the Mayor had the nerve to subpoena pastors for their sermons, text messages, photographs, electronic files, calendars, and emails — “all communications with members of your congregation” on topics like homosexuality and gender identity. If she thought her religious “inquisition” would scare pastors, she’s got another thing coming. Local Christians are more outraged than ever, igniting a firestorm that could awaken a sleeping giant in churches from coast to coast. “We’re not intimidated at all,” said Rev. Dave Welch. “We’re not going to yield our First Amendment rights,” he warned — even if it ends in fines, confinement, or both.

The Mayor reportedly attempted to douse the flames a bit by saying the subpoena was the work of pro-bono lawyers and that she was not aware of it until yesterday. Then, she doubled down with a tweet: “If the 5 pastors used pulpits for politics, their sermons are fair game.”

In a conversation I had this afternoon with a handful of key pastors, it’s obvious that this is a fight they’re ready for. Pastor Steve Riggle, a friend of FRC’s, sees right through the Mayor’s agenda. “This is an attempt to chill pastors from speaking to the cultural issues of the day,” he told Fox News’s Todd Starnes. And if she doesn’t pull her attack dogs off the city’s churches, the joke will be on her. It just might end up being the most ingenious way of getting liberals into the pews yet! “Political and social commentary is not a crime. It is protected by the First Amendment,” Alliance Defending Freedom pointed out.

This is the “wall of separation” Jefferson talked about: protecting churches from the government (not the other way around). The Left is fond of misrepresenting the third President’s famous letter, but Annise Parker’s intrusion is exactly what the Founders were concerned about. But what did we expect in a country where four little letters — LGBT — are trumping the letter of the law? “Even in Houston,” Erick Erickson writes, “you will be made to care.”

Unfortunately, Houston is learning a hard lesson about the importance of elections. As frustrating as it is, this is what happens in a city where only 16 percent turn out to vote in the mayor’s race. For now, though, local churches have a message for the government: go ahead and monitor our sermons. You obviously need the messages more than most.

You can stand with Houston’s pastors by signing FRC’s petition to Mayor Annise Parker, asking her to support free speech for all people.

Another article points out the outrage that the left – pretty much the damned Democrat Party - is demanding:

LGBT: The ‘T’ Is for Tyranny
By Matt Barber , CP Op-Ed Contributor
October 20, 2014|11:24 am

Tranny tyranny. Strike that. “LGBT” tyranny. Lesbian, gay, bisexual tyranny. That, generally speaking, is what’s on display in Houston right now. But trust me: Unlike Vegas, what happens in Houston will, most definitely, not stay in Houston – not if Democrats continue to have their way.

Houstonians elected themselves, as mayor, an extremist lesbian Democrat (but I repeat myself). She quickly, and quite naturally, took to doing what extremist lesbian Democrats do. Annise Parker is her name, and spreading political Ebola is her game. That and trampling the U.S. Constitution. As you’ve likely heard, Parker’s office has illegally subpoenaed the sermons and privileged communications of a number of Christian pastors who vocally opposed the city’s ironically branded “Equal Rights Ordinance” (aka, the Houston Bathroom Bill).

More on that later. First, let’s scoot north-leftward for context.

Washington state, dateline 2012: Colleen is just like the girl next door. Well, sort of. Colleen has a penis. So, I guess, unless the girl next door has a penis, Coleen really isn’t much like her at all.

But that’s beside the point. In Washington you must, under penalty of law, pretend, along with Colleen and Democrats that, in the face of both reality and sanity, Colleen really is like the girl next door. This includes letting Colleen, who is actually a 47-year-old dude named Clay Scott Francis, lay naked and “sprawled out in a sauna exposing himself” to girls as young as 6 years old. This really happened in the ladies locker room at Evergreen State College.

It’s only fair, you see, because, as Clay, er, “Colleen,” complained, and as police agreed, this sick bastard was “discriminated against” when he was asked to leave on behalf of a terrorized 17-year-old girl. “This is not 1959 Alabama,” cried Francis. “We don’t call police for drinking from the wrong water fountain.”

Get that, my African-American friends? According to this beneficiary of “white privilege,” a man who, incidentally, identifies as a “transgender lesbian” (meaning he’s sexually attracted to females), to be told that you cannot sprawl naked and intentionally expose your manly bits to 6-year-old girls is no different from being relegated to a “colored only” water fountain.

Mayor Annise Parker and the larger Democratic Party agree. Ian Tuttle reports for National Review:

“Earlier this year Parker, a Democrat, spearheaded the passage of an ‘Equal Rights Ordinance’ (ERO) that added ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ to the city’s non-discrimination provision, which includes, among other things, ‘public accommodations’ – for example, restrooms. Citizens, among them church leaders, balked. They launched a referendum petition that, with the requisite 17,269 signatures, would require the city council to repeal the ERO, or to put the measure up for a vote. They obtained 55,000 signatures.

“The city secretary, who has sole responsibility for certifying such petitions, signed off.

“Enter Houston city attorney David Feldman, who, with no legal authority, disqualified 38,000 signatures. Names that were printed, rather than written in cursive, were discarded; names that were written in cursive were considered illegible – just enough names to get the petition below the 17,000-signature requirement, at which point the city council and Mayor Parker rejected it.  And several citizens sued.

“But the city’s shenanigans had only just begun. Unsatisfied with violating the rights of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, the City of Houston has subpoenaed privileged communications of five pastors (none of them party to the lawsuit) who helped to organize the petition drive. Among other information, the city is requesting communications between the pastors and their attorneys pertaining to the ERO lawsuit, communications between the pastors and their congregants, and even the pastors’ sermons. …”

This, of course, is typical Democrat corruption, as well as a gross violation of the First Amendment’s free exercise clause – one of the worst we’ve seen to date. It is, unequivocally, “LGBT” tyranny.

And it’s rooted in madness.

Through the secular-”progressive” looking-glass, the term “sexual orientation” has, in a few short years, evolved to accommodate an ever-expanding fruit basket of carnal appetites. First it was “LGB” – liberal shorthand for “lesbian, gay and bisexual.” Then was added a “T” for “transgender.” That’s gender identity disorder – cross-dressing. You know, perverts like Clay Francis. (Today it’s “LGBTOMGWTFBBQ” or some such.)

Anyway, because it’s now illegal to “discriminate based on the basis of gender identity” in Houston, and since it’s the only “tolerant” thing to do, men who sign up for the ever-persecuted “LGBT” class have secured the hard-fought “civil right” to fully expose themselves to, and otherwise ogle, your daughters in the ladies’ room.
Yay “gay rights”!

But slow down there, Dad. According to the law, if you have a problem with Mr. Francis baring all to your baby girl, then you’re the problem. You’re a “transphobe” (“homophobia’s” evil twin sister, er, brother … whatever). Deck this sicko for terrifying your first-grader and you’re off to jail while “Colleen” is off to the “Human Rights Campaign” for a commendation as the latest victim of an “anti-LGBT hate crime.”
Rosa Parks in drag, I guess.

You can call yourself a “Christian,” Democrat.  While you’re at it, why don’t you just go lay down in your garage and call yourself a “car”?  You would be every bit as much the latter as you are the former.

Romans chapter one declares that you have NOTHING to do with Christ or Christianity or God.  You are under the wrath of God.  You DEMAND to be under the wrath of God.  And you’re going to get yours because the God who told us that the last days were coming and the Antichrist whose mark you will soon be taking was coming and that the hell He created for the devil and his angels was coming and that you’re going to burn in it forever and ever.

The Democrat Party is the Nazi Party in America.  “NAZI” stood for “National Socialist German Workers Party.”  It is the truly ignorant fool who doesn’t realize that if there were a “National Socialist American Workers Party,” it would be nothing more than a name-change for the Democrat Party.  Although God in heaven knows that there are a great many truly ignorant fools walking around in these last days before the coming of the beast whom they will worship.

Interestingly, the Nazi Party rose on the back of homosexuality.  Just read up on the Nazi Storm Troopers, the brownshirt- and jackbooted-clad SA, who pushed, shoved and punched Adolf Hitler to power in Germany.  Adolf Hitler rose to power through the fascism of homosexuality.  FACT.

These proto-Nazis were as queer as they came.  And to the extent they frowned on homosexuals, it was because they who loved to sodomize other men irrationally distinguished themselves with the men who willingly submitted to their sodomy.

The Nazi Party was rooted in homosexuality.

Homosexuals are rooted in fascism.  As even homosexuals themselves admit with their “Gayjahadin” tactics.

Just as the Democrat Party is rooted in them today.

It’s just a plain damn fact that homosexuals and liberals target those who oppose them the same damn way the Nazis targeted Jews.

And what we’re seeing is that Nazism does what Nazism is and vice versa as we look at the fruits of the Democrat Party and the hard-core homosexual fascism that is beginning to take place in an America I am now ashamed of.

It is as much the nature of the Democrat Party to betray as it is the nature of the Democrat Party to do what is vile in God’s sight.

Take, for example, the elderly and Medicare.  It is only a matter of time now before the Democrat Party betrays the elderly and abandons them for the young.  It’s actually already begun to happen as ObamaCare strips hundreds of billions of dollars out of Medicare to put into their new sacred cow.  Yes, it was the Democrat Party that imposed Medicare and made promises to people who are now elderly that the government would take care of them in their old age.  But health care is getting extremely expensive.  It is a fact that the overwhelming majority of health care expenses/costs take place in the last few years of life as the health of the elderly begins to break down and it requires more care and more expensive care to treat them and to keep them healthy.

D. James Kennedy prophetically warned, “Watch out, Grandpa!  Because the generation that survived abortion will one day come after YOU!”

Leftist Paul Krugman declared the fact that, yes, Democrats were going to turn on the elderly:

Eventually we do have a problem. That the population is getting older, health care costs are rising…there is this question of how we’re going to pay for the programs. The year 2025, the year 2030, something is going to have to give…. …. We’re going to need more revenue…Surely it will require some sort of middle class taxes as well.. We won’t be able to pay for the kind of government the society will want without some increase in taxes… on the middle class, maybe a value added tax…And we’re also going to have to make decisions about health care, doc pay for health care that has no demonstrated medical benefits . So the snarky version…which I shouldn’t even say because it will get me in trouble is death panels and sales taxes is how we do this.

Obama regulatory czar Cass Sunstein wrote:

“I urge that the government should indeed focus on life-years rather than lives. A program that saves young people produces more welfare than one that saves old people.”

He wrote:

“Other things being equal, a program that protects young people seems far better than one that protects old people, because it delivers greater benefits.”

The “Complete Lives” program behind ObamaCare kills old people by medical neglect and funds young people.

That’s why liberal intellectual and Obama advisor Robert Reich had this to say:

“Thank you so much for coming this afternoon. I’m so glad to see you and I would like to be president. Let me tell you a few things on health care. Look, we have the only health care system in the world that is designed to avoid sick people. And that’s true and what I’m going to do is that I am going try to reorganize it to be more amenable to treating sick people but that means you, particularly you young people, particularly you young healthy people…you’re going to have to pay more.

“Thank you. And by the way, we’re going to have to, if you’re very old, we’re not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It’s too expensive…so we’re going to let you die.”

A previous liberal, George Bernard Shaw, put it quite crystal clearly:

“You must all know half a dozen people at least who are no use in this world; who are more trouble than they are worth. Just put them there, and say, now sir or madam, now will you be kind enough to justify your existence? If you can’t justify your existence; if you’re not pulling your weight in the social boat; if you’re not producing as much as you consume or perhaps a little more, then clearly we cannot use the big organisation of our society for the purpose of keeping you alive, because your life does not benefit us, and it can’t be of very much use to yourself.”

So it’s already a matter of FACT that the Democrat Party is going to betray the elderly after seizing power on their false promises to the previous generation. It’s only a matter of when it is most politically opportune for them to betray that previous generation in favor of dishonest false promises to a younger generation.

The real motto of the Democrat Party is, “We’ll promise you ANYTHING to get your vote. That is, until we stab you in the back so we can promise the voters we want to replace you with anything to get their votes.”

Because the Democrat Party of today is the Party of Lucifer, and neither honesty nor  loyalty are the virtues of the devil.

Just like the last Nazis before them.

America is demanding the wrath of God be poured out upon it for its embrace of homosexuality.  And we’re getting what we demand and what we deserve.

What’s Wrong And What’s Right About ‘Left Behind’?

October 13, 2014

There is so much misinformation regarding the understanding of the Rapture and what it means to be “Left Behind.”  From ALL SIDES.  So let me get into it.

First of all, I keep running into this nonsense from those who deny the doctrine of the Rapture:

The doctrine of the secret rapture emerged during the early 19th century through the teachings of John Nelson Darby (1800–1882). Darby was one of the early leaders of the Plymouth Brethren movement, and his teachings became known as “dispensationalism.”

This notion relies upon the idea that the teaching of the Rapture of believers prior to the Tribulation never arose in Christianity until well into the 19th century.  And therefore it clearly has to be false.

If you believe that premise, I sure hope you don’t fly on airplanes or benefit from modern surgical techniques.  Or use a computer or have anything whatsoever to do with the modern world.  I mean, I hope you’re Amish.

One of the problems with this “The secret Rapture never existed prior to the 19th century and therefore it is clearly wrong” view is that the Bible ITSELF declares the following through the end-times prophet Daniel:

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. — Daniel 12:4

Shut up the words of Bible prophecy until the time of the end, WHEN KNOWLEDGE SHALL BE INCREASED.

Unless you’re either Amish or an abject hypocrite, anyway.

If you believe in the increase of knowledge, have the consistency to realize that we’re assured of an increase in prophetic knowledge as well.  If not, shut up.  Because you’ve got a lot of chores to do, such as saddling your horse, milking your cow and whatever weird thing you’re doing with that sheep.

The second problem with this premise that the teaching of the secret Rapture never existed until the 19th century is that it is simply a lie.

First of all, it is rather easy to factually demonstrate that this teaching was being taught LONG before the naysayers claim.  As just one example, Joseph Mede (1586-1638) wrote a commentary about the Book of Revelation that was THE most popular book of his era outside of the Holy Bible itself.  Do you notice that the man lived in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries?  And he very clearly teaches what we’re assured was NEVER TAUGHT prior to well into the nineteenth century.  James H. Frere (1779-1866) and William Cuninghame (1775-1849) likewise taught a doctrine that we’re snidely lectured never existed until decades years after their death.

Those who tell you that the doctrine of the secret Rapture was invented by John Nelson Darby in the mid-to-late 1800s are documented liars and they are far more agents of Satan than they are agents of Christ.  Period.  You don’t lie like that in the name of truth.

But the doctrine of the Rapture exists long before even those Christian scholars such as Mede.  As I’ve documented before:

You might want to get a clue and realize that pre-millennialism is a) quite a bit older than the 19th century; and b) is quite a bit more attested by VERY recent scholarship than your ridiculous “19th century” garbage. Let me assure you that I have quite a few books in my own personal library about the rapture and the pre-millennialism that the rapture is part of, which date quite late into the 20th century and even into the 21st. Charles Darby is little more than a footnote in the presentation of this quite contemporary (as well as quite ancient) eschatology.

Pre-millennialism is the dominant eschatology in the Protestant church today, in terms of number of Christians who embrace it.

Let’s go to the fact that the word “rapture” (to seize or snatch) was translated from the Greek word “Harpazo” in 1 Thess 1:10 (which has the same meaning as the Latin “rapturo”) in his Latin Vulgate in 385. Just a LITTLE before the time you deceitfully claim, I’m afraid.

Let’s go to the writings of men such as Ephaim the Syrian, who wrote about 373 in a book entitled, “Antichrist and the End of the World”:

”We ought to understand thoroughly, therefore my brothers, what is imminent or overhanging. Already there have been hungers and plagues, violent movement of nations and sins, which have been predicted by the Lord.

Let us prepare ourselves for the meeting of the Lord Christ so that He may draw us from the confusion which overwhelms the world. Believe you me, dearest brothers, because the coming of the Lord is nigh. Believe you me, because the end of the world is at hand. Believe me because it is the very last time. Because all Saints and the elect of the Lord are gathered together before the Tribulation which is about to come and are taken to the Lord in order that they may not see at any time the confusion that overwhelms the world because of our sins.”

That’s just one particularly clear example from the Church Fathers. Papias – companion of Polycarp, the disciple of the apostle John – believed in the literal earthly pre-millennial doctrine. As did Papias, Irenaeus, Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Hippolytus, Methodius, Commodianus, and Lactanitus, Apollinaris of Laodicea, Melito of Sardis, Jerome, Gennadius, Hippolytus of Rome, Nepos, Ambrose of Milan, as well as others. Pre-millenialism was in fact the dominant view of the church for the first few centuries. It is the oldest eschatological view.

The same scoffers who deny the doctrine of the secret Rapture of Christ of all believers prior to the Tribulation also deny the Premillennial theology from which the Rapture flows.  But again, as I’ve pointed out:

The early church overwhelmingly held a view called “chiliasm” (which is the Greek word for “Millennium”), a view which directly embraced a literal seven year period known as the Great Tribulation, followed by the return of Christ to rule and reign for a millennium. Robert P. Lightner writes, “It is generally agreed by students of the early church that premillennialism was the view held by many in the post-apostolic age. That it is the oldest of the three millennial views is seldom debated….”

Tell you what: if you close your eyes hard enough, you can’t see a dang thing.  You’re blind.

These scoffers are themselves evidence that we’re in the end times:

Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.  They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.”  — 2 Peter 3:3-4

And here the scoffers and mockers are, right on cue.

Now, the fact that the Church Fathers were documented teaching this doctrine soon after the close of the New Testament canon, the fact that what I believe as a Premillennial, secret-Rapture-believing Christian is the EARLIEST view of the Christian Church, does not guarantee that it is the correct view.  Anymore than if it were the LAST one taught would guarantee that it is the false view.  But it does assure anyone who cares about the truth that the people who are lecturing us otherwise are liars as well as scoffers and mockers.

And you ought to give the Premillennial, secret-Rapture view a chance.

My major belief in the Rapture has nothing whatsoever to do with what Christian teacher believed in it when; it has to do with what the Bible teaches.

Let’s consider the Book of Revelation.  The word “church” or the plural “churches” occurs NINETEEN TIMES in the first three chapters of Revelation.  Then St. John – representing the experience of Christians on earth – is commanded to “come up here.”  And the church NEVER AGAIN APPEARS ON EARTH until chapter 22.  That is a fact that the scoffers and mockers and liars don’t want you to contemplate.  But where is the church during the Tribulation?  It is in heaven.  It is NOT on earth following the rapture in which believers “come up here.”

They don’t want you to contemplate that Christ, in one of his references to the church prior to the command to “come up here,” promises believers:

Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. — Revelation 3:10

That comforts me, because I know that I will be kept from the hour of testing - which is very clearly the Tribulation that the rest of the Book of Revelation describes - that shall come upon all of those who dwell on the earth who did not know Jesus at the time of the Rapture.  I know I’ll be in heaven with Christ Jesus following the Rapture that is so widely denied and mocked.

As for the rest of you, enjoy your Antichrist.  He’ll be showing up in Revelation chapter six.  Sorry, but I won’t be around to tell you, “Ha ha, told you so.”  Because Revelation 4:1 will be my cue to leave.

The “Christians” who deny and mock the Rapture are the from the same schools and basically the same “Christians” who mocked John Nelson Darby for pointing out that the Bible declared that there would be a national Israel.  We said there would be; the naysayers claimed there wouldn’t be.  This becomes incredibly important as we consider the rival theories.  In [her?] dismissive piece about the secret Rapture, which I quote from at the beginning of this article, Jeramie Rinne says:

Darby’s dispensationalism distinguished sharply between Israel and the church. The former was earthly, he believed, and the latter heavenly. God had two distinct peoples and separate plans for each. Thus Darby understood Old Testament prophecies as applying only to Israel, the earthly people of God. Rather than “spiritualizing” such prophecies, he expected a literal fulfillment of God’s promises to literal Israel. So when, according to dispensational thought, would God fulfill his prophecies to Israel? During the millennium (Rev. 20:1–8) after Jesus’ second coming.

So in order for God to resume these plans for Israel, Darby believed, God would first need to remove the church from the world. Hence arose the need for the secret rapture. Darby had in effect proposed something new: a two-stage return of Jesus. Jesus would first come to “rapture” the church, and then return again in visible glory.1

I submit that Rinne is being incredibly disingenuous.  Because it desperately needs to be pointed out that when Darby wrote in the 19th century, national “EARTHLY” Israel did not exist and in fact had not existed for nearly two thousand years.  And Rinne’s side mocked and dismissed Darby’s side when he argued that God’s Word guaranteed that national “earthly” Israel would be reborn.

It was one of the greatest miracles of the 20th century that a nation that had been dead for two millennia was reborn.  And reborn in a single day – May 14, 1948 – precisely according to the prophecies that Darby was proven to have interpreted rightly and Rinne’s side was proven to have interpreted wrongly.

You’ve just got to say more here.  Not only did national “earthly” Israel not exist, but the land that had once been Israel was a complete and utter and desolate WASTELAND inhabited only by a few nomads.  Mark Twain lived during the same period of time as Darby, and he described the land as it was in 1869:

“No landscape exists that is more tiresome to the eye than that which bounds the approaches to Jerusalem. Jerusalem is mournful, dreary, and lifeless. Palestine sits in sackloth and ashes”.

If this were a scientific laboratory and one scientist predicted an astounding thing that other scientists mocked and dismissed, and then the astounding thing happened exactly as it was predicted it would happen, you would be an absolute moron to believe the scoffing scientists.  Just for what it’s worth.

But these people simply do now have the power of truth in them to ever admit that they were wrong and maybe they ought to go back to the drawing board.  And so they literally mock with even greater foolishness than before.

Basically, the rival theologies which inspire the Rapture-mockers are Amillennialism and Postmillennialism.  They arose from the teaching of Augustine in the fifth century, when Augustine was realizing that a literal interpretation of Scripture made no sense because Israel had been destroyed and it didn’t look like it was ever coming back.  And so you had to mythologize the Bible to make any sense out of it.

And they depend on their system rather than on the Bible.  And if the facts don’t fit the system, so much the worse for the facts.

And in terms of Christianity, what they lacked was something that true Christians ought to have, something called “faith.”  Believing so that they can see rightly, rather than seeing so that they could believe wrongly.

The funniest thing is that it was actually Augustine himself who wrote the words, “Credo ut intellegiam” (“I believe in order that I may understand”).  It is a true shame the man couldn’t follow his own advice or he would have recognized by faith that God was not finished with Israel and that Israel was mentioned in last days prophecy and that therefore there would be an Israel in the last days.

So they are wrong both in terms of their faith and in terms of the facts.

But John Nelson Darby – and those who came before him in his tradition – certainly had the faith in the God of the Bible and His control of the affairs of men.  And so he was entirely right about the birth of Israel and he is just as right about the secret Rapture that the same Bible says is coming.  Darby did not “invent” the teaching of the secret Rapture; it had existed for the entire history of the Church.  What he did is systematize the premillennial teachings based on a literal, grammatical-historical hermeneutic that the other views dismissed.  His system turned out to be right and theirs is simply wrong.

Now, having hammered away at the scoffers who mock the secret Rapture of Christ in spite of the fact that Jesus warned them “I come as a thief” in passages like Matthew 24:43 (and see 1 Thessalonians 5:2 and 2 Peter 3:10) and that He will come in an hour that they do not think He will come (v. 44), allow me now to examine what is wrong with the proponents of “Left Behind.”

Please consider Matthew 24 and understand the flow of thought that proceeds from Jesus’ teaching.

The discourse begins with the disciples asking Jesus, “What will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?” (Matthew 24:3).  And Jesus proceeds to explain to them what will happen prior to His glorious coming as King of kings and as Lord of lords according to Revelation 19:16.  Jesus says that deception will be the hallmark of the last days, being ultimately manifested in false messiahs (v. 5).  We’re foretold that there will be wars and rumors of wars (v. 6).  We’re told that race will rise up against race and people group will rise up against people group, and that famines and earthquakes will be the norm rather than the exception (v. 7).  And that these signs will begin to become worse and worse and closer and closer together, like birth pangs (v. 8).  We’re told that persecution of Christians and even martyrdom will become commonplace (v. 9).  And that there will be great apostasy as people who once claimed to be Christians prove that they never truly believed (v. 10).

And amidst a time of great false teaching, what had been the Law will be spurned and rejected (think protecting the life of babies; think homosexuals marrying one another that are viewed as being every bit as valid as the marriage that God ordained between one man and one woman).  See verses 11-13.

And we’re told that amidst all these frightening and disheartening signs, that missionaries will somehow continue their work until the gospel of Jesus is preached in every single language of every single people on earth (v. 14).

Now, these things are happening right now.  And they will get worse and worse during the Tribulation.  In the case of worldwide preaching of the Gospel, consider the two witnesses and the 144,000.  They will finish the job that missionaries prior to the Tribulation began and they will preach the gospel to the whole world.  See for example Revelation chapter 7.  But when we get to Jesus’ prophecy of the Abomination that causes desolation in verse 15, we realize that this is a specific act that the future Antichrist will perform in the future Temple which will be rebuilt according to Revelation chapter 11.  That temple is being prepared this very day (see the Jewish organization that is working toward that day).

Now, you might glance up at the quote from 373 AD by Ephaim the Syrian and understand that one of the reasons that there are more “last days whackos” today than there were in the past is precisely because things have truly become much more dangerous and of much greater magnitude.  Ephaim the Syrian saw a frightening world.  But it was a world that did not have nuclear weapons or global jihadist terrorism.  So you can start to understand why “Left Behind” might be more of a recent phenomena than it used to be because Jesus Himself explained it would be exactly so.

But up to this point in Jesus’ teaching, describing false prophets and wars and earthquakes and famines, we know we’ve always seen all of these things throughout history.  Now Jesus begins to describe things that clearly have not happened yet.

In verse 15, Jesus describes a future abomination of desolation in the Temple in Jerusalem.  That Temple was destroyed in 70 AD and has not since been rebuilt.  There will have to be a future Temple for this new abomination to take place.  And Jesus warns a future generation of Jews living in Jerusalem to flee the moment they hear that the coming Antichrist has entered the holy of holies and declares himself to be God.

The place to which Jews will flee has already been prepared.  It is called Petra (and see here).  It is also possible many Jews will also successfully flee to Bozrah.  When they flee from the Antichrist, Revelation tells us that God will supernaturally seal them in with an earthquake and keep them safe until the Messiah – that’s Jesus – returns to deliver them.

Jesus declares in verse 21, “for then there will be a great tribulation, such as has never occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall.”    It will be so terrible that if God Himself did not shorten these days, no human life will be left on earth (v. 22).

Then Jesus describes His own future return (as King of kings and as Lord of lords) in verses 29-30.

What is fascinating here is that every single human being will witness this return/coming of Christ.

Which strikes me as being just a little bit different from when He comes as a thief in the night.

This leads us to the “Left Behind” passage.  We’re told that “the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah” (v. 37).  Well, what were the days of Noah like?  They were a time of judgment and culminated in the judgment of the Flood.

Now let’s consider the “Left Behind” passage in that context:

Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. — Matthew 24:40

Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. — Matthew 24:41

Question: When will the one man in the field be taken?  When will the woman grinding be taken?  Answer: AFTER Jesus has returned as King of kings, that’s when.

Matthew 24:40-41 presents a vivid picture of what Matthew 24:31 teaches.  Let’s consider that verse of a Christ who has returned in glory sending out His angels:

“And He will send forth His angels with A GREAT TRUMPET and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other. — Matthew 24:31

Jesus also discusses such a “gathering” in the next chapter in Matthew 25:31-33

“But when the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the angels with Him, then He will sit on His glorious throne.  “All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left.

And we’re told in the following verses (vv. 34-46) that the sheep that will be gathered to Christ’s right are righteous/believers and that the goats that will be gathered to His left are wicked/unbelievers.

So when does this event – the separation of the sheep from the goats, in which two men will be working in a field and two women will be grinding and one will be taken and the other left (behind), – happen?

It will happen at the end of the Tribulation after Jesus’ return as King of kings and Lord of lords, and just prior to the 1,000-year reign of Christ on earth known as the Millennium.

We will see a dramatic reversal of the Rapture, in which believers are raptured (the Greek word ‘harpazo’ translated in the Latin as ‘rapturo’ means “to seize by force, to suddenly and decisively snatch up“) and removed from earth prior to the Tribulation; because at then end of the age after Christ returns as King of kings, it will be the wicked who are taken in judgment and the righteous who will be “left behind” to repopulate the earth during the Millennium.

It’s a mirror image.  In the first Rapture believers are taken and unbelievers will be left on the world to go through the time of testing that Revelation 3:10 describes as coming upon the whole world; in the second one, it will be the unbelievers who will be taken in judgment.  And it is the Christian saints who were converted by the two witnesses and the 144,000 who physically survived the Great Tribulation who will be “left behind” to repopulate the earth with their Messiah ruling and reigning on earth from His Throne in Jerusalem.

That is what is actually being described by Jesus in the “Left Behind” passage of Matthew 24:40-41, rather than the Rapture of the Church that will precede the Tribulation.

As a biblical Christian, I believe in BOTH “raptures.”  And I am ready for the first one.  Because it will be for me and for mine.

The people who mock and deny the doctrine of the Rapture of the Church are asserting that nothing has changed, nothing is getting worse, everything is going to keep going on as it always has.  But anyone with a brain in his or her head ought to realize that things are getting worse – and that they are getting worse very much like birth pangs – that we’re living in an age where the phrase “signs of the times” ought to take on a whole new meaning from any generation that ever lived before, and that the world is being prepared for something that is coming and coming soon.

There’s a quote that seems particularly appropriate here: “Free your mind and your body will follow.”  Put your trust in Jesus and you will one day suddenly find your body rushing upward to meet Him in the air at the Rapture.

For your own further study, the three key Rapture passages describing the transformation of believers before the Tribulation are 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 and John 14:-3.

I hope to see you in the air at the Rapture.  And if you happen to recognize me, please fly by me on your way to Jesus and say hi.

 

 

 

 

 

Hey Secular Humanist Liberals: YOU’RE The Thing The Vicious Jihadists Most Despise And Why They’re Fighting Us. And Why They’ll Win.

October 6, 2014

It’s an interesting thing to hear a liberal spin the liberal narrative.

Why do the Muslims hate us so?  Why do we have this war on terror?

Well, we wouldn’t if Bush were gone.  We wouldn’t if we elected a Democrat president.  We wouldn’t if we had a liberal in the White House and he could talk and reason with them instead of go to war with them.

Okay, POOF, you got your wish, liberals.  For six long freaking years now, you’ve had your wish.

Now, in a perfect world, the left would be saying, “Dang, it looks like we were wrong.  We need to stomp these roaches, just like you guys on the right have been saying.”

But no perfect world has any liberals in it.  So we’re stuck with the horrible world we’ve got.  And liberals WILL NOT admit their way failed.

Nope.  Six years after actually leaving office, we find that George W. Bush is STILL the president.  And six years after taking office, Barack Obama is still in campaign mode, running against the evils of George W. Bush as if it hadn’t been his policies that have just miserably melted down into scrap slag under his failed watch.

But just for the record, for the few of you who aren’t moral roaches and are capable of receiving actual FACTS, in 2009 when Obama took office, it is a FACT that he told his generals he was completely pulling the troops out of Iraq on his timetable over their fierce objections.  In 2011, when he made good on his stupidity and pulled the troops out, the generals publicly stated it would end in “absolute disaster.”  Which of course it did.  During the 2012 presidential campaign, Obama actually SAID for the record that he did NOT want any status of forces agreement and that he did NOT want troops in Iraq.

But now Obama is saying it wasn’t his fault we pulled all of our troops out of Iraq and that he tried oh-so-hard to get the status of forces agreement he actually publicly said he never wanted and that it is somebody else’s fault Iraq is now melting down EXACTLY AS GEORGE BUSH WARNED IT WOULD IF WE ELECTED A MORAL DAMNED IDIOT.

If you are a liberal, you are as immune to reality as the devil is immune to decency.  You are a liar and you worship the god of lies who is also the god of flies.  And the day is soon coming when you will burn in hell for what you did to the world.  As of today, the blood of more than sixty million babies whom YOU murdered are crying out against you.  And one day soon you will scream in visceral agony for a trillion times a trillion millennia for every single nanosecond that those babies would have had of life on this earth if you had not cast your vote to brutally murder them in your abortion mills.  Just for starters.

But I’ve pointed all that out before.

What I haven’t really pointed out is why these jihadists hate us so much.

What they truly hate is liberalism.

You see, according to liberals, it is our standing up to them that they hate, so we shouldn’t fight them.  But in reality it is the sodomy and Hollywood and perversion of liberalism that they hate, and so liberals should cut off their own damn heads so the terrorists won’t have to do it for them.

The rise of militant Islamic jihadism has followed the rise of the American Civil Liberties Union.

I’m trying to remember the violent Islamic jihadism prior to when the US Supreme Court decided to separate God from America when it separated church from state in 1947 in its Everson vs. Board of Education decision.

Even the left traces the rise of militant Islam to the 1960s.  You know, when our culture was just starting to turn really toxic with all the “free love” and the insatiable lust for drugs that characterize the left.

I remember reading a book titled, “Why the Rest Hate the West.”  And a quote:

“When you see some people here dressed in American-style clothes, you are seeing the bullets of the West.”

Liberal culture is more fanatically missionary than any other that ever arose on earth.  It WILL spread and it will NOT stop until it is stopped by violence.

And then it will hypocritically market movies about the very violence that it idiotically claims to hate.

It is one of those amazing things to watch all the liberals who have made their careers waving guns around in their damn movies claiming to be anti-gun in their press statements.

And, oh, yes, one of the things that the ardent Muslims most despise about the West is the vile hypocrisy that characterizes it since the left hijacked our culture.

So, when Muslim American kids are beginning to flood to Syria to fight with ISIS, THIS is what they are pointing out as their reason for fighting America:

“We are all witness that the western societies are getting more immoral day by day. I do not want my kids being exposed to filth like this …”

Muslims didn’t rise up against America or against western societies when those societies were rightly guided by divine values.

They rose up against us when our culture became morally toxic under liberalism.

They didn’t rise up when America was the greatest military power in the history of the world.  They rose up when we started to expose their kids to the cockroach raw sewage of American political and moral liberalism.  When we were godly and strong in the 1950s they didn’t rise up; when we bent over and begged to please be sodomized so we could pervert marriage while radical Sandra Fluke feminists demanded free birth control so they could slut around with their young men, THAT’S when they rose up in abject hatred against us.

They didn’t rise up against us when we were the kind of people who fought and won wars; they rose up when we became the liberals who fretted and dithered and issued contradictory orders to keep our troops from winning.

I’m just going to state what the Bible clearly teaches: God’s wrath is stocked and burning against America right now according to Romans chapter one.

God’s wrath is burning against America because you voted for the Democrat Party and because you voted for Barack Obama.  You voted for the sodomy party and the president of sodomy, and you’re going to reap the whirlwind after you sowed the wind.

That above quote comes from the book of Hosea.  That book depicts God as a raging lion, ripping its prey (Hosea 5:14; 13:4-8).  Who is God’s prey?  Israel.  But wait a minute: Israel was the good guy, right?  And it was those vicious Assyrians who were the bad guys.

Wrong.  Israel was characterized by material prosperity and total moral bankruptcy.  Israel had abandoned God for the sexually depraved Baals.  Israel had abandoned God and in its wickedness demanded God’s wrath fall upon them.

And God was just about to use the most vicious Assyrian monster as His agent to rip Israel’s guts out unless Israel repented.

Which of course Israel did not do.

Which is why the ten tribes of Israel are called “the lost tribes of Israel.”  They were so destroyed so completely that they were never seen again to this very day.  And only God alone knows where they are.

America is about to go down the same way that Israel went down.  And while Israel is the people of God, America is not.  God will not restore America when this nation falls.  We’re going to fall down harder and uglier than any nation in history ever fell.  And we’re not going to get back up.

And just as God used the vicious, ruthless, savage Assyrians to wipe out Israel, I believe that God has rabid Islam as His instrument of divine wrath upon America.

The Assyrians would literally rip pregnant women open and murder mother and child together.  How’s THAT for your coming abortion, Democrat???  Oh, you’re going to get the abortion you deserve in SPADES.

One of the most violent nations in antiquity was the Assyrians. Their records and monuments preserve the evidence that they were a brutal and violent nation. Assyrian reliefs show prisoners being impaled, Assyrian soldiers flaying captured soldiers, beheadings, mutilation, and dismembering.

In wars some of the most vulnerable victims are the women and children. On one Assyrian monument, women and children are portrayed with their lifted arms, lamenting the violence and the destruction of their city. Archaeologists have uncovered many mass graves in places where battles occurred and one common feature of these mass graves was the presence of bones of women and children who were buried along with the men killed in battle.

One of the most violent and brutal conducts in times of war was the Assyrian practice of ripping open pregnant women in order to expose their fetus.

And, oh, yeah, the Assyrians also were fond of beheading, according to that same article.

Not that that ought to ring any bells or anything.

And please don’t worry that these ISIS guys come from the exact same place and have the exact same values as the Assyrians.

I mean, after all, times have changed and things don’t happen the way they did in Bible times and all.

While Obama mocks Bible times and declares his ways are far better than any mere God of the Bible’s ways.  The God of the Bible stands opposed to homosexual perversion, but Obama stands above God and declares right from wrong and truth from falsehood.

Either the God of the Bible will burn in hell, or Barack Obama and every single demonic fool who voted for him and supported his presidency is going to burn in hell.

Once America was a “covenant nation.”  On D-Day, FDR implored God to deliver America as our soldiers landed on those historic beaches at Normandy.  There was a time when we were fighting against genuine spiritual evil and our national leadership understood that we were fighting genuine spiritual evil.  Our national leadership recognized three types of nations: the covenant, the atheist and the secular.  One was evil, one was helpless against evil and one and only one was strong enough to stand as it took its strength and its courage and its values from the God of the Bible.

But now we mock that covenant.  And vicious judgment is coming for you as surely as it came for Israel which rejected God before we did.

America is doomed because it is so depraved and so sick that not only God despises us but even Satan despises us because we have become weak and cowardly and apathetic.

Under the effects of a generation of liberalism, you are too flabby and weak to defend America in any way, any shape or any form.  Unless it is your idiot’s contention that it was liberals who stood up for a strong, powerful military while conservatives wanted it to be weak and gutless.

One of the things that are considerably wiser leadership recognized a generation ago was that a secular America could not win a war of “asymmetric zeal.”  They realized in their wisdom that an America that had degenerated from “sacralization” to secularization would not possess the spirit to rise up and fight even for its own survival.

I’m calling for fifty million fervent liberals who are willing to die in human wave attacks in Syria for the honor of their pharaoh-god king Obama.  That kid in Chicago is willing to go there and die for what he stands for; where in the hell are YOU, liberal?  Where the hell ARE you, you gutless, weak, degenerate cowards?  What are the powerful moral values of your secular humanism that are going to motivate you to rise up and if necessary die for?  And of course I’m mocking you because you liberals don’t stand for anything and you don’t have any courage to actually do anything and that is why we are DOOMED because of your liberal pathetic gutless weakness.


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