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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.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

The Zombie ‘Spirituality’ Of Atheism

September 24, 2014

The Los Angeles Times ran an interview with one of the atheists who demonstrates himself to be the sort of true fool as only one who denies the reality of God can be.

This guy’s particular hook is that you can be an atheist and “spiritual” too.

Then we see what atheist “spirituality” looks like:

Was it the drug Ecstasy that opened up spirituality for you?

It definitely was. I wouldn’t call that the true experience of self-transcendence that is the focus of the book, but it was profoundly liberating. It convinced me it was possible to have a much better life and be a much better person, and some action was required to figure out how to be more that way more of the time. It’s certainly something you can’t recommend without serious caveats.

Okay, let’s recap.  Any form of “spirituality” that does NOT rely on the sort of drugs that men slip into women’s drinks to make them easy to rape is the “esoteric dunghill of religion.”

This fool Sam Harris teaches that the only path for an atheist to become “spiritual” is to ignore the “serious caveats” that are the obvious results of shutting reality off with drugs.

You need to get the joke that is atheism here: THESE are the people who mock Christians for not living in the real world!!!

There’s nothing new under the sun, the Bible declares, and it sure nailed it with atheists: they’ve been offering this “version” of reality for some time.  In the 1960s it was Timothy Leary with his “Turn on, tune in, drop out” approach.  And so today it is the secular humanist left that is championing the destruction of America through legalized drugs and the drug addiction that will come with it.  Because how in the hell else can these perverted, degenerate people have any chance at being “spiritual” otherwise???

Atheism is parasitic.  It cannot exist unless it has some superior worldview to emulate even as it mocks the very thing that it is emulating.

One example is the first rise of atheism as carried out in a vicious orgy of violence a.k.a. The French Revolution.  One of the leaders of that atheism descent into hell was stabbed to death in his bath by a woman hoping to end the endless beheadings.  And Marat’s death was celebrated in a painting as follows:

At the height of the Reign of Terror in 1793, David painted a memorial to his great friend, the murdered publisher, Jean Marat. As in his Death of Socrates, David substitutes the iconography (symbolic forms) of Christian art for more contemporary issues

So the very people who most denied Christ were reduced to trying to depict their hero as the very Christ they mocked and hated and denied.  Because at their cores they are hypocrites and liars and have neither shame, nor honor, nor decency, nor virtue, nor integrity of any kind.

That’s all atheism can do: cynically and perversely exploit the genuineness of the very thing it mocks and denies in order to have any pseudo-legitimacy whatsoever.

There is no atheist art.  There is no atheist music.  There is no atheist culture.  There is no atheist morality.  There can be no law based on atheism.  And there very definitely isn’t any atheist “spirituality.”  All they have is an obscene, grotesque mockery.

Augustine wrote, “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in You.”

The great scientist and mathematician Blaise Pascal said, “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.”

Atheists implicitly accept this God-shaped vacuum in every human heart, this restlessness, that God installed until we find our rest in Him.  But they propose to fill their voids with drugs instead of with the Spirit of the God who made them.

Obama Degenerates In The Polls To The ‘North Korean Third’ Number That I Predicted

September 23, 2014

First, allow me to rehash a few of the times that I made the prediction:

On 1/8/2011 I wrote:

The polls are making it pretty clear: at least 57% of Americans say that “rightwing rhetoric” had absolutely nothing to do with the tragedy. Fewer than a third (that’s the group that would vote for Kim Jong Il if he ran for president as a Democrat) said it did.

On 8/10/2012 I wrote:

There’s a good solid third of “Americans” who would continue to enthusiastically worship their Democrats even if those Democrats gave us a North Korean-style economy where the whole country was dark at night because we’d destroyed all our energy and liberal policies called for all Americans to shovel so much of their feces out of the ground so they’d have fuel to burn (but thank God it wouldn’t be that nasty oil!). California has a whopping load of these Kim Jong Il “Dear-leader-worshiping” liberals

On 11/29/2013 I wrote:

I’ve been saying it for some time: if we were to degenerate into a North Korea-style dictatorship under Obama, one full third of the nation would continue to support Obama with more passion than EVER.

I wrote it several times (as I allude to above); but it’s harder to search through the articles where I would have said it.  So I just stuck with comments I made.

For some strange reason, I’ve had this sense for YEARS: that Barack Obama would degenerate to a one-third support base and not go any lower.  Because that’s the percentage of truly evil people in America who literally would support a North-Korean-style-dictatorship if they had a chance to do so.

And here we are:

Obama Slumps to 35 in Latest Approval Poll
By Brendan Bordelon
September 23, 2014 6:21 PM

Barack Obama’s approval rating slid into dangerous territory this week, with the latest Reuters-Ipsos poll showing just 35 percent of Americans approve of the president’s job performance even as he leads the nation into a war against Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East.

Fifty-eight percent of Americans expressed disapproval of the White House’s current occupant — 37 percent of them “strongly.” Just 17 percent strongly approved of Obama’s current performance. The poll is based on a five-day rolling average.

The White House has struggled under a series of escalating foreign-policy crises, at times appearing to flail for a response to Islamic State brutality and the ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine. The poll likely does not reflect reaction to the administration’s broad air attack on Islamic State targets in Syria, conducted Monday night and slated to continue for the foreseeable future.

Obama is down to his Fuehrer Hitler-Chairman Mao-Dear Leader faithful now.

The good news for Obama is that he won’t sink much lower, because a third of the American people are genuinely toxic and rabid and depraved and will support their messiah no matter what.

But don’t worry, Democrats: when your beloved big-government Antichrist comes, he’ll get 100% approval from the world.  Because all the Christians like me will have been raptured by the REAL Messiah so you can have your government-as-God that you always yearned for.

Remaining In The Light As We Walk Through The Darkness Of The World

September 22, 2014

This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil.  For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed.  But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.” — The words of Jesus in John 3:19-21

We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one. — 1 John 5:19

There is simply no question to any biblically literate Christian believer that we are living in spiritually dark times that are getting darker and darker with each passing day.  In St. Pauls’ final epistle before his martyrdom which he knew was coming, he writes in 2 Timothy chapter 3 that terrible, difficult times would be coming in the last days.

I know of a beautiful, talented young woman who wants to be a singer or an actress.  In and of itself, there’s nothing wrong with that, is there?  We should want Christians in the field of entertainment, which holds so much sway over our increasingly toxic culture and over the increasingly degenerating morality of our youth.  And yet the field of entertainment is so filled with horrible predators who would promise a young woman the world in order to use her and ultimately throw her away that the entertainment industry is truly a dangerous field to enter.

But what to do?  You literally cannot walk outside your house without entering the darkness of this world.  And even if you remain in your home, lock your doors and shutter your windows against the spiritual darkness, you literally cannot turn on your television or turn on your computer – and nowadays even turn on your phone – without being exposed to profound spiritual darkness.

Should this beautiful young woman live the life of a monk in some distant, secluded monastery?

No.  Because Jesus didn’t want us to hide our lights, but to let our light shine.  And line shines brightest when it shines in darkness.

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.  Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” — Matthew 5:14-16

For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.  — 2 Corinthians 4:6

God sent us as lights shining in the darkness.

But when we walk through the darkness, it is sadly more the tendency of fallen, sinful, flawed people to be affected by the darkness we walk through than that we triumphantly shine as lights and as examples of Christ.

Ultimately, Scripture tells us, the human race will fail.  Even God’s people will fail.  And it will be Jesus Christ in His return as King of kings and as Lord of lords who will triumph over evil and usher in His Kingdom on earth according to Revelation 17:14 and 19:11-16.

How should we live as Christians who must walk through the darkness of this world until that glorious day when Jesus Christ returns to make ultimately right the world He created according to the Father’s plan?

I have an analogy from my own experience that I hope some of you will find helpful.

I live in the Coachella Valley, which is located in the Colorado Desert section (the northwesterly part) of the Sonoran Desert.

One of my favorite activities is hiking.  Three days a week, I go for a 10 mile hike through the desert.  But due to my schedule and due to the heat, I can’t leave until late afternoon or early evening.  It’s just too hot for my favorite hiking companion – my dog – to go any earlier.

And given the fact that – since the equinox marking the first day of summer on June 21 – it has been getting darker  earlier and earlier, I find myself walking through the desert in the darkness for a good share of my hike.

In my neck of the woods, that means I’m exposing myself to a great host of nocturnal predators.  There are coyotes that would be thrilled with the prospect of eating my dog; we’ve had sightings of mountain lions in my area; and rattlesnakes are all around.  We’ve got Sidewinders; we’ve got Western Diamondbacks; we’ve got Red Diamonds.  And they all bite.

I’ve seen giant tarantulas, I’ve seen scorpions.  You name it, it’s walking or crawling around out there, hoping something it can kill and eat will stumble into its path.

As I walk through the darkness, several awful things can happen to me:

1) I can stumble and fall.  It is extremely easy in the darkness to get tripped by one of the trillion rocks jutting up; it is easy to stumble over one of the equally numerous elevation changes as your feet suddenly encounter a sink or rise in the sand.  You can easily inadvertently angle off the trail and find yourself caught in the nasty thorns of one of several varieties of shrub and cactus that abound.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been tripped up and lost my footing in the darkness.

2) I can get turned around and literally become deceived into thinking I’m heading in one direction when I’m actually heading in the very opposite direction further and further into darkness.  It gets so dark – especially during new moons and especially in the canyons – when I literally cannot see my own hand in front of my face.  In that kind of darkness, there are no frames of reference and no way to collect your bearings if you let yourself get distracted and turned around and confused.  People regularly get lost in the desert and their bodies are found days, weeks or even months later.

3) You can get bitten by a poisonous serpent.  And literally die.  If you’re bitten by a rattlesnake, the poison travels through your body faster if you move.  But where I’m going I would HAVE to move to get within ambulance range because there aren’t even very many four-wheel-drive vehicles that are capable of getting to me.

The only protection against these dangers is my flashlight.  With it, I can walk through the darkness shielded, covered and protected by a cocoon of light.

There’s nothing wrong with my desire to hike.  There’s nothing inherently wrong with my hiking at night.  But I am a fool if I don’t take all the proper precautions, aren’t I?  So I’ve got my cell phone with me and I know where I’m out of range and where I need to be to get back into range; I’ve got my snake bite kit.  And I not only have a flashlight, I have a spare battery and a spare flashlight to go with it just in case I drop one.

I stay on the paths and I keep my light on.

In the light, I can see the pitfalls; I can see all the rocks that would trip me up and all the rises and sinks that I would otherwise stumble over.  I can shine the beam and see the landmarks that serve as my foundations for my sense of direction so I will not get lost.  I can see the poisonous serpents in my path and I can detect the glowing green eyes of the hungry predators who might be stalking nearby.

In my analogy, I am comparing physical darkness to spiritual darkness.  And I am comparing the consequences of foolishly walking in physical darkness to the consequences of walking in spiritual darkness.  And what is the light in the latter case that keeps me safe as I walk through the spiritual darkness that is all around me?  It is the wisdom and truth found in the Word of God.

In the desert at night, I can get distracted.  There’s always the temptation to put that light down – just for a few moments – to have a drink of water, or play with my phone, or take a pill or something.  But even those things that seem harmless or even good are dangerous and even deadly if they distract me and keep me from paying attention to the illumination of my light.

There are a lot of situations in this dark world where the light of the Word of God gets put down by people who ought to know better.  And sometimes it only takes a moment for disaster to strike and even destroy us.

Hey, I’ll just put my light down and look at this internet site for a little while; we don’t want to shine God’s light on that content, after all.  Because if we were shining God’s light on that site, we would see the danger and we would never wander over there in the first place.  And that’s when your wife or your kid walks in.

We get in heated situations with people and we’re putting God’s light down when we need to hold it up the very most.  And look at me stumbling around just like a fool in the dark instead of representing Christ with my light.

In just one bad moment, you can destroy your witness and even destroy your own life with one utterance or act.

And man, if I just had one nickel for every “Christian” who is flagrantly abandoning God’s light as they have become so deceived and so perverted by the darkness all around them that they celebrate the murder of sixty million innocent human beings and as they celebrate the perversion of homosexuality and even the perversion of the marriages that God ordained.

In the light of God’s Word, these things are detestable.  But in the darkness, in the absence of God’s illuminating light, they seem right.

There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. — Proverbs 16:25

There are so many ways in which sinful, fallen man has been deceived into literally believing that good is evil and evil is good:

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! — Isaiah 5:20

Just imagine how different your life would be if you held up the Word of God and directed it’s light at every situation and every circumstance you encountered.

The Bible gives us our moral foundations; it sets our landmarks and our boundaries, teaching us where we can safely go and where we dare not tread.  When left to ourselves, we WILL choose wrongly and go the wrong way and stumble and fall and ultimately be bitten by the serpent – satan – and destroyed.  The Bible doesn’t tell us that temptation will never come upon us, but instead teaches us how to view temptation and how to overcome it by focusing on our Lord rather than our destructive desires.

God’s Word is our “flashlight” as we walk through the spiritual darkness of this world:

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

The unfolding of Your words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple. — Psalm 119:130

God never wanted us to hoard our light, to hide ourselves away in some distant monastery.  He wants us to engage culture and confront its evil with the reality of God and encounter its sin with the grace of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Whatever field of life we choose, whether it be in entertainment, or law enforcement, or banking, or whatever, we will face dangers.  We will be tempted to do things the ways “that seems right to a man,” we will be tempted to cut corners, to give in to peers or superiors and do things we know are wrong, to put down our light just for a moment.  And destruction can overtake us.

Whatever your path, whatever your career path, God wants you to walk His way in His light.  And when you do that, when you stay in His light and see in His light your landmarks that serve as your foundation for what is right and what is wrong and what is good and what is evil, you will remain safely headed in the right direction.

The alternative is a life of stumbling, injury, deception and death.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks For Armageddon: Liberals Implicitly Acknowledge Obama Completely Wrong On Iran And Conservatives Completely Right.

September 18, 2014

Allow me to simply start with the reporting today from the Los Angeles Times on Iran:

A year later: Iranian nuclear talks go from promise to doubt
By Paul Richter  contact the reporter
SHARELINES
▼What went wrong? Diplomats wonder a year after Iranian leader’s U.N. visit held such promise for improved ties
▼Analysts suggest Iran’s supreme leader may have decided he can live with no nuclear deal and more sanctions
September 17, 2014, 2:40 PM|Reporting from Washington

Hassan Rouhani won world leaders’ warm embrace a year ago when he arrived at the United Nations General Assembly in New York as Iran’s new president, speaking of reconciliation and offering a new era in relations between his nation and the West.

But when Rouhani arrives next week for this year’s U.N. session, diplomats will be pondering a different question: What went wrong?

A year after that auspicious beginning, tensions with the West are as high as ever, and 10 months of negotiations over the toughest issue in the relationship — Iran’s nuclear program — are at an impasse. Now Western leaders want to know Iran’s intentions and if Rouhani is even calling the shots in Tehran on the nuclear issue and overall foreign policy.

Since November, when Rouhani’s team signed an interim nuclear accord that seemed to promise a breakthrough, “we’ve actually gotten further away from a deal,” said one Middle Eastern diplomat who spoke on condition of anonymity in discussing sensitive diplomacy.

Negotiators from Iran and six world powers — Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States — will meet Friday in New York in an effort to break the logjam and complete a deal before the Nov. 24 deadline. Next week, foreign ministers from the nations will take up the issue.

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, declared last year that he was giving his full support to Rouhani to negotiate a nuclear deal that would ease international economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for commitments to keep its nuclear program peaceful.

But in recent months, signs suggest the staunchly anti-Western Khamenei is directly managing the negotiations. He appears determined to sharply increase the country’s uranium enrichment capability in seven years, and not roll it back, as the West demands.

Rouhani, who has lost a series of domestic political battles to conservatives, has taken a harder line on the nuclear talks. In a news conference two weeks ago, he expressed doubt that the U.S. has enough “goodwill” to negotiate an end to the standoff.

In an indication of the changing mood, President Obama plans no contact with Rouhani during the U.N. session, according to White House aides. Last year, the two leaders spoke by phone while in New York, the highest-level contact between the two countries in decades.

The central question for diplomats is whether Iran’s tougher line is only negotiating theatrics, aimed at gaining better terms, or whether Khamenei has decided he can survive a collapse of the talks despite Western threats of tighter sanctions.

Increasing evidence suggests Khamenei believes he can get by without a deal, say diplomats and analysts.

In recent comments, Khamenei portrayed the U.S. as beset by crises, including the standoff with Russia over Ukraine and the conflict with Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. He may view American efforts to solicit Iran’s cooperation, at least on nonmilitary matters, in the fight against the militants as a sign of weakness.

At the same time, the conservative Iranian Revolutionary Guard, which is hostile to a deal, is wielding greater public influence because of fears of the Islamic State threat.

Many Western analysts argue that if negotiations fail to produce a deal, U.S and European sanctions would intensify, not collapse, choking off much of Iran’s sales of 1.2 billion barrels of oil a day.

But Khamenei may believe that if the talks collapse, he could persuade Russia, China and perhaps other nations to abandon the sanctions and resume buying Iranian oil, providing the cash his government needs.

“Khamenei is preparing his country for a no-deal outcome,” said Cliff Kupchan, a former State Department official who is with the Eurasia Group risk consulting group.

Diplomats say they expect Iran will try to blame the U.S. during the U.N. sessions for the deadlock in talks, and will try to build support for ending sanctions and allowing Iran to maintain its nuclear infrastructure.

Wendy Sherman, the chief U.S. negotiator, predicted in a speech Tuesday that Iran would try to convince the world that “the status quo, or its equivalent, should be acceptable.”

Gary Samore, Obama’s former top advisor on nuclear proliferation, said Khamenei “seems to be very stubborn and very confident that he can retain his enrichment capability.”

While the Iranian leader may be wrong, “what matters is what he believes,” said Samore, who is now with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Robert Einhorn, another former member of Obama’s inner circle on nuclear issues, said nuclear negotiators won’t be able to resolve complicated secondary issues by the Nov. 24 deadline unless they solve the bigger question of how much enrichment capability Iran can keep.

“They’re still light-years apart,” said Einhorn, now with the Brookings Institution.

Special correspondent Ramin Mostaghim in Tehran contributed to this report.

As always, whenever liberals are talking, it’s bullcrap, bullcrap and bullcrap to the nth power -NUCELEAR POWERED BULLCRAP, for that matter.  As John Bolton’s article from A YEAR AGO documents.

Notice how this article from the leftist Los Angeles Times begins as I post it below: “Hassan Rouhani won world leaders’ warm embrace a year ago when he arrived … and offered a new era in relations between his nation and the West.”

It’s not Obama’s fault.  Nope.  It’s not the Democrat Party’s fault.  Nope.  It sure can’t be liberalism’s fault.  Uh-uh.  After all, the whole world was fooled by this weasel.

But there’s also the rhetorical question they ask, “what went wrong?”  Well, NOTHING “went wrong.”  From the point of view of any morally intelligent westerner, IT WAS WRONG FROM THE VERY START AND IT’S BECAUSE OF SUCH STUPID UNDERTAKINGS THAT YOU CAN KNOW THERE’S A PERSONAL SATAN BLINDING DEPRAVED LIBERAL HUMAN MINDS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE INTELLIGENT.  From the point of view of Iran and of every other country that truly hates us and wants to see our beheaded corpses burning in flames, nothing went wrong because everything has worked out beautifully for them.

Let’s contrast the Los Angeles Times’ incredibly idiotic reporting on this Iranian disaster ALL ALONG with what John Bolton predicted for Fox News a year ago:

Hasan Rouhani is no moderate on Iran’s nuclear weapons program
John R. Bolton | Fox News
June 18, 2013

Within days of Hasan Rouhani’s election as Iran’s president, the White House and several European governments were already ecstatic at the possibility of resuming negotiations over Tehran’s nuclear-weapons program.

Of course, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps actually make key military policy decisions, not Iran’s president, but mere political reality is unlikely to slow down the Obama administration and its European Union (“EU”) counterparts.

Before even more irrational exuberance breaks out over Rouhani’s pledge to make Iranian’s nuclear program more “transparent,” however, some history is in order.

Rouhani’s long, uninterrupted devotion to Iran’s Islamic Revolution includes heading its National Security Council for sixteen years, and he was Tehran’s key nuclear negotiator in 2003-2005.

His actions during that period reveal much about him and the regime.

In September, 2003, Britain, France and Germany (“the EU-3”) made several overtures to open talks with Iran, including offering Iran nuclear-reactor technology on the precondition that it cease uranium-enrichment activities, which the EU-3 believed would effectively halt the nuclear-weapons program.

This proved to be a disastrous mistake.

Iran was to use the next three-and-one-half years to make steady progress, overcoming the scientific and technological difficulties of uranium conversion, uranium enrichment, and other key elements in its nuclear-weapons effort.

Rouhani was central to Iran’s strategy of using protracted negotiations to buy time and legitimacy under diplomatic cover. [...]

Bolton’s predictive and frankly even prophetic article ends with these words that points out how the past that liberals are too stupid to comprehend show us the future:

But the catnip effect on Western diplomats of negotiating with Iran never lost its allure, which Rouhani understood as well or better than anyone.  In March, 2006, the New York Times reported on a speech Rouhani made after stepping down as Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator.  Said the Times:

“…in a remarkable admission, Mr. Rouhani suggested in his speech that Iran had used the negotiations with the Europeans to dupe them…..  ‘While we were talking with the Europeans in Tehran, we were installing equipment in parts of the facility in Isfahan [the uranium conversion plant], but we still had a long way to go to complete the project,’ he said.  ‘In fact, by creating a calm environment, we were able to complete the work on Isfahan.’  As a result of the negotiations with Europe, he added, “we are in fact much more prepared to go to the U.N. Security Council.’”

Rouhani deceived, mocked and disdained the West during his time as Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, while the Iranian nuclear-weapons program continued to progress.  There is every reason to believe he will do exactly the same once inaugurated as Iran’s president.

In other words, was there ever any real chance this was going to work?  Only in hell, which is where Obama and the Ayatollah and Rouhani will all one day reside together.

Who was right?  Who was completely WRONG?

To the extent that the Islamic State, or ISIS, or ISIL, or whatever the hell you want to call these vicious murderers, had anything to do with Iran’s new hardline stance, just recognize that this terrorist army grew up and became the powerful terror army that it is completely under Barack Obama and entirely due to his failed policies.

Obama was WRONG.  Hillary Clinton and John Kerry were WRONG.  The Democrat Party was WRONG.  Liberalism is WRONG.

So what happens when the talks with Iran that were idiotic to begin with went nowhere as anybody with any wisdom whatsoever knew would happen?  Obama did the bidding of his masters in Tehran and extended the talks so that Iran could once again draw out negotiations without any agreement.  So that Iran could keep working toward their goal of Armageddon while Obama rewarded them.

Business Insider nailed what it’s easy to now see since happened and what will continue to happen in their article from July:

Obama Is Now Boxed In By The Iranian Nuclear Negotiations

Iran is playing the long game in negotiations over its nuclear program. And it may have already boxed in U.S. President Barack Obama, with help from an increasingly tumultuous state of world affairs.

Iran and six world powers officially agreed on Friday to extend negotiations for at least another four months. Iran has agreed to dilute additional stocks of nuclear material, in exchange for access to nearly $3 billion in assets that have been frozen in the U.S.

Some American officials are skeptical that even a four-month extension in talks will be enough to resolve some of the major sticking points among negotiators. And the reality is that as time goes on, the West will continue to lose leverage as Iran’s economy slowly crawls toward a recovery with limited sanctions relief.

“The extension was expected because Iranian nuclear intransigence is being further emboldened by the reality that Western negotiating leverage is diminishing,” Mark Dubowitz, the executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told Business Insider.

“The Obama administration’s mid-2013 decision to de-escalate the sanctions pressure, and the direct relief offered at Geneva, have sparked a modest albeit fragile Iranian economic recovery and increased the economy’s resilience to sanctions pressure,” Dubowitz told BI. “Tehran may believe that it can sustain these negotiations for many months if not years, provide only limited and reversible nuclear concessions, while extracting additional direct sanctions relief and solidifying its economic recovery.”

Dubowitz says that if Tehran’s bet turned out to be true, then the nuclear concessions would continue to swing Iran’s way.

“Then the Obama administration is left doing more of what it has done already — namely, defining downwards its nuclear demands until Iran’s leaders have deal terms that give them an industrial-size nuclear capacity, relative immunity from any new sanctions, and the essential elements they need to build nuclear weapons at a time of their choosing,” he said.

And yep, that’s pretty much exactly the way the following year plus has unraveled under the leadership of our Chump-in-Chief.

Look at my own title from a year ago as I asked in September of 2013:

Obama Won’t Negotiate With GOP. So WHY Is He Negotiating With Terrorist State Iran (Declared Terrorist Since 1984)???

Does it sound to you like I was optimistic about this the way the fools of the Los Angeles Times and the Obama administration were?

If you want a more direct statement about that time of a year ago, here’s what I wrote in a different article:

As for Iran, Obama has guaranteed that Iran will be in an economically stronger position to announce that they have joined the nations with nuclear weapons as soon as they have successfully developed the ballistic missile system they need to give their nuclear threat any real teeth.  There is frankly no reason for Iran to develop nuclear weapons until they have the means to deliver those weapons especially to Israel and the United States.

The Iranian president announced that the deal Obama made allows Iran to continue enriching uranium.  And of course it does because Obama won’t do a damn thing to stop it.

Another true statement is that Obama’s deal – again in the Iranian president’s own words – isolates Israel.

Obama is a “leader” who leaves America’s allies twisting in the wind while he makes desperate deals to appease our enemies.  And as a result he will have “peace in our time.”  A completely false and naïve peace just like the last damn time we had such a “peace,” but Obama couldn’t give less of a damn as long as the world doesn’t blow up until he’s out of office.

Let me ask you, WHO WAS RIGHT???  Was I right or was Obama right?  Was I right or was Hillary Clinton and then John Kerry right?  Was conservatism right or was liberalism right?

And for the record, this is what I’ve been pointing out all along:

Make Obama, Biden, Clinton And The Democrat Party Wear Nuclear Iran Like An Albatross Of Shame

It’s liberals’ fault that we even have to be dealing with a nuclear Iran now.  Their weakness and the weakness that liberalism imbued into America emboldened Iran to build for Armageddon and to keep building and building.  Iran can know with certainty that as long as there remains one liberal who has not been hunted down with dogs and burned alive that America will never have the resolve to stop them.

The fact of the matter is that Iran already has sufficient nuclear material to produce five nuclear bombs.  That’s enough to wipe out Israel, which Iran and terrorists refer to as a “two-bomb country.”  Obama has already given Iran the nuclear bomb; this is just a question of how many more bombs they will be able to build and how quickly they will be able to build them.  But to wipe out Israel, Iran wants to first have the means to terrorize and intimidate the United States out of direct retaliation.  Which means they need ballistic missile capability which would give them the ability to strike major U.S. cities and kill tens of millions of Americans.

So Iran invited a man they knew to be a coward and a fool – Barack Obama – to rebuild their economy for them by ending the sanctions and the pressure those sanctions had on their nuclear ambitions and their plan to destroy Israel and start Armageddon.  And thanks to the United States under Obama Iran has been completely free to keep working on the successful ballistic missile technology that will allow them to kill millions of Americans should America ever attempt to stop Iran from carrying out their Armageddon scenario.

I have frequently used “Democrat” as what it truly is: a portmanteau meaning “DEMOnic bureauCRAT.”  That’s what Democrats are: demon-possessed bureaucrats who worship the State rather than God and impose their godless State upon the rest of us with all their government control and their taxes and their regulations and their bureaucracies and their totalitarian fascist crony capitalist ambition to be able who will be winners and who will be losers.

The Bible nails the essence of liberalism:

Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools — Romans 1:22

and as a result they are:

always learning but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth. — 2 Timothy 3:7

Liberalism is the demonic hostility to the truth.  They hate the truth because it exposes them as the liars and frauds and deceivers and slanderers and demagogues that they are.  They constantly fabricate their own realities and when those realities are exposed as false they blame their opponents even though their opponents clearly had warned what would happen if liberals got their way.

Oh, Yes, The Mark Of The Beast Is Coming Soon. And The World Is Already Warming Up Nicely As It Prepares To Descend Into A Very Hot HELL.

September 16, 2014

Hmm, it’s only been about three weeks since I had good cause to point out that the mark of the beast – as prophesied in Revelation 13:16-17 – is at hand.

That last warning occurred in Venezuela, but it will be here soon as drought along with our OWN stupid and immoral socialism causes famines and empty shelves across our own land: they are fingerprinting people to keep them from being able to buy groceries.  Literally, they are controlling the sale of freaking BREAD just as the Bible said would happen.

Ultimately, when the mark of the beast is fully implemented as the Bible describes, no one will be able to either buy or sell anything without the government’s say-so.  If you do not have the mark of the beast on your right hand or on your forehead, you will be completely shut out of the economy.  That means that cash/coin money will no longer exist; that means that decentralized credit cards will no longer exist; that means that the government will have to have implemented a truly digitized currency system and have total control of the population’s access to that system.

The world during the reign of Emperor Obama has massively increased the velocity with which the Antichrist, the beast of Revelation, is coming.

Jesus spoke of wars and rumors and wars.  Where was He when He warned us of this sign of the very last days?  In Jerusalem.

What’s that region of the world look like under the reign of Obama?  Awful and very quickly getting worse and worse.  “Wars and rumors of wars” is an UNDERSTATEMENT today.

But we’re talking specifically about the mark of the beast, so let’s consider this latest:

Home Depot Data Breach Could Be the Largest Yet
By NICOLE PERLROTH
September 8, 2014 6:58 pm

Home Depot confirmed on Monday that hackers had broken into its in-store payments systems, in what could be the largest known breach of a retail company’s computer network.

The retailer said the exact number of customers affected was still not clear. But a person briefed on the investigation said the total number of credit card numbers stolen at Home Depot could top 60 million. By comparison, the breach last year at Target, the largest known attack to date, affected 40 million cardholders.

The breach may have affected any customer at Home Depot stores in the United States and Canada from April to early last week, said Paula Drake, a company spokeswoman. Customers at Home Depot’s Mexico stores were not affected, nor were online shoppers at HomeDepot.com. Personal identification numbers for debit cards were not taken, she said.

Home Depot has not yet confirmed other details.

The retailer operates 1,977 stores in the United States and 180 in Canada. That is about 400 more than Target had when it was compromised. Target’s breach went on for three weeks before the company learned about it, while the attack at Home Depot went unnoticed for as long as five months.

“Honestly, Home Depot is in trouble here,” said Eric W. Cowperthwaite, vice president of Core Security, an Internet-security consulting company. Mr. Cowperthwaite noted that it was a security blogger, Brian Krebs, not the company, that first reported the breach.

“This is not how you handle a significant security breach, nor will it provide any sort of confidence that Home Depot can solve the problem going forward,” Mr. Cowperthwaite said.

Last week, before Home Depot confirmed the attack, customers in Georgia had already filed a class-action lawsuit against the retailer for failing to protect customers from fraud and not alerting them to the breach in a timely manner.

Home Depot said it would offer free identity protection and credit-monitoring services to any customer who had used a credit or debit card at any of its affected stores.

Since the breach at Home Depot first came to executives’ attention last Tuesday, the company said it had been working with two security companies, Symantec and FishNet Security, to investigate.

Home Depot is unlikely to be the last big retailer to suffer a breach of its cash register systems. Hackers have for some time been scanning merchants’ networks for ways to gain remote access, such as through outside contractors who have access to a computer network. Once they find that opening, they install so-called malware that is undetectable by antivirus products.

The Department of Homeland Security and the Secret Service recently estimated that more than 1,000 businesses in the United States had been infected with malware that is programmed to siphon payment card details from cash registers in stores. They believed that many of these businesses did not even know they were sharing customers’ credit card information.

Besides Home Depot and Target, among the companies that have been hacked are U.P.S., Goodwill, P. F. Chang’s, Sally Beauty, Michael’s and Neiman Marcus.

Security experts believe that the same group of criminals in Eastern Europe is behind the attacks, according to several people briefed on the results of forensics investigations who were not allowed to speak publicly because of nondisclosure agreements. Buried in the malware used in the Home Depot attack were links to websites that reference the United States role in the conflict in Ukraine.

In each case, the entry point has differed, according to one law enforcement official. At Target, it was thought to be a Pennsylvania company that provided heating, air conditioning and refrigeration services to the retailer. The entry points for the other businesses are still unknown.

Studies have found that retailers, in particular, are unprepared for such attacks. A joint study by the Ponemon Institute, an independent security research firm, and DB Networks, a database security firm, found that a majority of computer security experts in the United States believed that their organizations lacked the technology and tools to quickly detect database attacks.

Only one-third of those experts said they did the kind of continuous monitoring needed to identify irregular activity in their databases, and 22 percent acknowledged that they did not scan at all.

After Home Depot confirmed the breach on Monday, a retail lobbying group in Washington said it was time the industry worked together to combat such threats.

“Any organization connected to the debit and credit card ecosystem faces constant and evolving threats,” said Sandy Kennedy, president of the Retail Industry Leaders Association. “The public and private sector must continue to work together to improve debit and credit card security, identify threats and share information to best defend against cyberattacks.”

Correction: September 8, 2014
An earlier version of this article misstated the name of a company that had previously been hacked. It is Sally Beauty, not Sally’s Beauty.

The issue has been what mechanism would trigger the complete abandonment of cash/coin currency, credit cards, etc. as personally and privately-administered financial transaction services in order to embrace this totalitarian governmental system.  Who would we get “there” from “here”?

Many Christian thinkers have been predicting all along that the mechanism would be rampant fraud.  As big of a problem as fraud has always been given the counterfeiting of paper currency, what we are seeing today with cashless systems has been categorically worse.  And as more and more people weary of having their identities stolen and their assets electronically drained, they will be willing to accept the government stepping in and truly taking control of the money supply and the means to buy and sell.

And the Antichrist will exploit the new financial system to his demonic political and religious agenda.  It will literally be the hallmark – the MARK – of his big-government system.

God – who knows the end from the beginning – declared it in His Word.  And it WILL happen precisely as God told us it would happen.

We’re watching the same deterioration of freedom in America that the Bible told us would have to happen for the Mark of the Beast to become a reality.  The Democrat Party – particularly in the person and presidency of Barack Obama – has officially demonstrated an abject contempt for the United States Constitution.  Barack Obama has been slapped down by the Supreme Court in UNANIMOUS DECISIONS THIRTEEN TIMES in his thug presidency.  But Obama and his Democrat Party are FASCIST and they simply do not give a damn about the Constitution or anything that in any way gets between them and the fascist power grabs they keep wanting.

We have doctrinaire liberal civil libertarian Noam Chomsky pointing out the FACT that Barack Obama is worse than George Bush EVER was in violating American’s civil liberties.  We’ve got the liberal “journalist” Piers Morgan pointing out that the liberal editorial board of the liberal New York Times stating for the record that Obama is far worse than Bush ever was.  The ACLU released a report that states that Obama is worse than Bush was on violating civil liberties.

Now, I could go on and on, but it is a FACT that Barack Obama has violated our civil liberties and violated the Constitution on a scale never witnessed by any US president.  But chillingly, all of the above people and organizations I cited above would vote for Obama again and a Democrat WORSE than Obama in a heartbeat in any national election rather than EVER vote for a Republican.  It’s just who these people are.  Obama mocked us for clinging to our guns and religion, because after all the Constitution guaranteed freedom to have BOTH; liberals are people who cling to their homosexuality and their baby-murdering abortion mills.

And according to Romans chapter one, that is why the beast is coming.  The Book of Revelation, chapters five and six, clearly present the Antichrist as the judgment of a wrathful God who finally gives the godless people the leader they truly deserve.

We have in Barack Obama a beast preparing the way for THE beast.  And if you voted for Obama, if you are a Democrat, you have already indicated that you will vote for the coming Antichrist, the true beast.  Because you have already demonstrated that you want what the Antichrist will bring: increased government power over the people in the name of implementing a Utopian agenda.

Fortunately for me and mine, an event called “the Rapture” as described in 1 Thessalonians 4:13–18 and 1 Corinthians 15:50–58, will happen prior to the coming of the Antichrist and the Mark of the Beast.  There will be Christians aplenty during the Seven Years Tribulation that God has decreed prior to the Second Coming of Christ as King of kings and Lord of lords, but they will become Christians after the Rapture – when people they knew who told them about the Blessed Hope will suddenly and without warning literally seem to disappear from the very world.

The lives of Christians during the Tribulation are going to be characterized as terrible and short as they are murdered by the millions as martyrs.  We’re already witnessing this in advance: the number of Christians murdered in 2013 was DOUBLE what it had been just the year before.  And that was before the ISIS crew really got started.  God’s prophetic Word even tells us how they would be murdered: it says in Revelation 20:4 they would be “beheaded.”

Tell me if that doesn’t sound like something you’ve heard is going on these days.  These last days just before the Rapture with the Tribulation coming right on its heels and you will die a horrible death if you don’t take the mark of the beast and you will burn in hell for all eternity if you DO take it.

If I have yet hold on to a spirit of anger due to the pathetic disgrace that is preceding the last days – which I confess as sin simply because God told us in His Word that this great falling away, this terrible apostasy, would come first – I do NOT have a spirit of fear.  And that is because I know I won’t be here when the same world that so welcomed and celebrated Obama will welcome and celebrate the coming beast.

Lord Jesus, I offer this prayer to the Father right now, even for my enemies, that they would see the terrible error of their ways and embrace You before it is too late for them to be caught up with You in the Rapture.

For the rest of you, this world is already starting to truly heat up as it prepares to descend into hell.

 

John Kerry: Scriptures Compel Us To Confront Climate Change (Good Thing Bible Never Says ANYTHING About Homosexuality Or Abortion)

September 10, 2014

Yes, the sheer hypocrisy of Democrats is beyond amazing.

The question is how can liberal progressives keep their heads from exploding due to all the mutually exclusive contradictions?  And the answer is because they’ve been practicing the art of blatant moral hypocrisy all their lives.

So one of the top Democrats, proponents of secular humanism and the separation of church and state – which has resulted in the planned separation of God and America – gives us this self-righteous presentation on global warming:

KERRY: Confronting climate change is, in the long run, one of the greatest challenges that we face, and you can see this duty or responsibility laid out in the Scriptures clearly beginning in Genesis. And Muslim majority countries are among the most vulnerable.

KERRY: Our response to this challenge ought to be rooted in a sense of stewardship of earth, and for me and for many of us here today, that responsibility comes from God.

Actually, God gives man dominion over the earth.  God tells man to “be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth” (i.e. don’t be socialists and kill your own growth as a society and don’t be homosexual and pervert marriage and stop having babies and hey while you’re at it don’t murder sixty million of your children).

John Kerry’s take is analogous to the servant who was given talents (money, but in this case representing the earth) from his master.  And instead of investing them (laissez-faire free market capitalism) he buries it in a hole (socialism).

I mean, if you’re going to argue with that last, here’s a quote to prove what I’m saying from THE most influential economist of the left:

“The government should pay people to dig holes in the ground and then fill them up.” — John Maynard Keynes

Et voilà.  The lazy and wicked servant who buried his talent in a hole was simply an ardent socialist.  And thus he kept burying and then digging up the same talent over and over and over again.  And of course produced NOTHING.  Which is ultimately all socialism EVER produces aside from shockingly high real unemployment and a labor participation rate that keeps getting closer and closer to zero.

In Jesus’ parable, the free market capitalist gets praised by God; the socialist is denounced.  But John Kerry has nothing whatsoever to do with God or the heart of Christ, so he perverts the parable and perverts the Bible to speak of the evils of an industrial society.

Strangely, I don’t recall the Bible ever once condemning the sin of carbon – a gas necessary for life on earth to exist.  And unlike Democrats I actually READ the Bible and believe what it tells me.

I’m not at ALL like this worthless turd who has tragically become our president:

“Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is ok and that eating shellfish is abomination? How about Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount – a passage that is so radical that it’s doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application? So before we get carried away, let’s read our bibles. Folks haven’t been reading their bibles.”

Which I refute and explode here.  In short, the New Testament clearly tells us that the dietary laws are one of the things that Jesus came to fulfill and which He in fact DID fulfill PAST TENSE.  All you have to do to understand that Obama has a bogus, frankly ignorant and idiotic argument is read Acts chapter 10.  Also read Jesus’ description that He came to inaugurate a New Covenant (Luke 22:20; 1 Corinthians 11:25) and understand that the Old Testament that Obama so openly mocks also prophesied a New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31).  But those Old Testament concepts which are picked up anew in the New Testament – such as condemnation of homosexuality and the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman and the condemnation of murdering one’s own baby – remain.

Oh, btw, Democrats have a pathological inability to separate the role of the individual from the role of government.  When Barack Obama ascribes the Sermon on the Mount to government, rather than to individuals, he makes himself a FOOL.  And he makes himself a fool HYPOCRITE to boot: otherwise, maybe Obama would take the praise of being POOR to the government and thus refuse to tax people and seize their wealth; maybe Obama would view the praise of being hungry as a call to reject the massive public welfare dole he has created.  And omigosh, maybe Obama would have paid attention to the part of the Sermon on the Mount that said -

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.  For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.  Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” — Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:17-19

- And NOT uttered the stupid and according to Jesus blasphemous remark that I quote above.

But let’s just all agree with Obama and John Kerry that what Jesus really meant on the Sermon on the Mount is “Blessed are those who seize control of government to banish God, redistribute wealth, and destroy economies so they can heal the planet.  Oh, and impose homosexual sodomy and the perversion of marriage onto culture and to murder so many tens of millions of babies that even Satan is shaking his head in amazement.”

Or this one who ran for president until it was revealed that he was a raving psychotic – which interestingly was not enough to keep him from serving as the Democratic National Committee Chairman:

Dr. Dean recently told an audience in Iowa that he prayed daily. On the plane he declined to detail his prayer ritual but described how a 2002 trip to Israel deepened his understanding of the connections between Judaism and Christianity. He named Job as his favorite New Testament book, then later corrected himself, noting that it is in the Old Testament.

For the factual record, not only is the Book of Job NOT in the New Testament, but most scholars believe that  this book is in fact the OLDEST Book of the Bible, and quite possibly even the OLDEST Book preserved in all of human history.  You don’t read the Bible and not know something like that.  At least, you don’t read the Bible and have the intellect to be a janitor, let alone run for president of the United States.

It is always a fascinating thing to watch a liberal who thinks he has the least freaking clue about what the Bible teaches or about what Jesus believed.  Because it always ends up like this.  Jesus NEVER condemned homosexuality, liberals swear.  Well, given the fact that homosexuality was nearly nonexistent in Jewish culture in Jesus’ day, making any specific condemnation irrelevant, the fact that Jesus declared that Jesus came not to abolish the Old Testament, but to fulfill it and that the Old Testament was entirely in force during Jesus’ entire ministry on earth, the fact that Jesus in Matthew 19 declared that marriage was the union between ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN, and add the fact that Jesus in Matthew 15 categorically states that ALL sexual activity outside of marriage – which categorically rules out all homosexual activity – is sinful.

In other words, the only problem with liberalism is that it is a) completely wrong and ignorant and b) immoral and evil.

Just ponder for a moment the Democrat like Barack Obama or John Kerry hypocritically citing the Bible while they clearly urinate on God’s Word in every other respect.  Just reflect for a moment on the pathological dishonesty of a man who would do that.

Now, when it comes to taking care of the environment – biblical stewardship – I as a Christian have practiced environmentalism for YEARS.  I have been conserving water for YEARS, doing things that other people have never even considered such as putting a bucket under the shower to catch the water until it heats up enough.  I am an avid recycler and my “blue” trash container for recycling is always FULL while my trash container is always nearly empty.  I love the outdoors and have more than once reported people who dump or who vandalize to the police.

But I also understand that “global warming” is a complete and utter joke when it becomes a rhetorical tool for socialist redistribution of wealth as it has been exploited, and that we have had – as a book is titled – “Unstoppable Global Warming Every 1,500 Years” throughout the entire history of planet earth.  That book simply blows the doors off the man-caused global warming junk science.  I summarized that book in an article.

 

 

Exploding The Deceitful Myth That Homosexuality And Pedophilia Are Somehow Two Different Things

September 8, 2014

 

An article from the Los Angeles Times talks about a former USC “professor of gender and sexuality studies” – AKA a professor of perversion – having sex with boys.  Which of course is supposed to identify the pervert as a pedophile.

Oh, he’s a child molester, all right, but let’s take a look at this and you tell me if the description “homosexual” is equally descriptive:

Ex-USC professor pleads guilty to sexually assaulting boys overseas
By Richard Winton,  Kate Mather
SHARELINES
▼Ex-USC prof on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list pleaded guilty to having sex with minors overseas
▼Former USC professor admits to having sex with boys on overseas trips to Southeast Asia
▼Former USC professor of gender studies guilty of having sex with boys overseas; gave child porn to archives
September 5, 2014, 5:53 PM

A former USC professor once on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted fugitives list pleaded guilty Friday to flying to the Philippines and sexually assaulting underage boys he groomed online.

Walter Lee Williams, 65, admitted engaging in illegal sexual contact with minors in foreign places, entering the plea during a brief appearance before U.S. District Judge Phillip S. Gutierrez.

As part of a plea, federal prosecutors agreed to recommend that the onetime eminent professor of gender and sexuality studies serve no more than five years in a federal prison. He also would be subject to 10 years supervision upon release and must pay $25,000 in restitution to his seven victims. Williams will be sentenced Dec. 15.

He was apprehended within a day of making the FBI’s Most Wanted List in June 2013 after he was indicted on sex crimes involving two 14-year-old boys in the Philippines. He was captured in the Mexican coastal town of Playa del Carmen after a resident recognized his photo from a newspaper.

Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Michel Moore said Williams’ conduct came to light three years ago when a person concerned about the safety of children contacted authorities.

Williams taught anthropology, gender studies and history at USC for about two decades until he quit in 2011. Under the guise of academic research on sexuality in the Southeast Asia/Pacific region, he repeatedly traveled to the area.

Federal prosecutors alleged that the author and Fulbright Award winner used those trips to sexually assault underage boys. Investigators believe he has at least 10 victims across Southeast Asia, aged 9 to 17.

Williams engaged in webcam sex sessions with two boys, aged 13 and 14, in the Philippines in 2010. The next year, he traveled to the country and sexually assaulted both boys and a 15-year-old boy, according to the plea agreement. He was 62 at the time.

While there, he also had sexual contact with three other 16-year-old boys, records show.

When he returned to Los Angeles International Airport on Feb. 11, 2011, he was “intercepted,” and child pornography was found on him. The professor fled Los Angeles a week after being interviewed by the FBI.

An attorney for USC last year provided the FBI with materials the professor donated to the ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives that contained “lascivious visual depictions of minors,” according to the plea agreement. FBI agents also obtained similar images from Williams’ former home.

Recognition for Williams’ work included the USC General Education Outstanding Teacher Award in 2006.

I don’t know what YOU were doing when you were 17 years old, but I was serving in the United States Army.  In the infantry.  I’d already completed basic training, advanced infantry training, and airborne training before turning 18, in fact.  My parents signed off on a form stating that I was an adult capable of making a very adult decision.  And I made that decision to serve.

And again, I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t a “boy”; I was a MAN, serving his nation, physically trained and morally prepared to fight and die for it.

Throughout most of human history, people have married at FAR YOUNGER AGES than what we are doing today.  It was not at ALL uncommon for fifteen year old girls to already be wives and mothers.  For example:

In Ancient Rome, it was very common for girls to marry and have children shortly after the onset of puberty. Roman law required brides to be at least 12 years old.

And you can just go to any damn high school and look at the “girls” and at the “boys” and see with your own stupid sheople eyes that these are young ADULTS.  With all their sexual natures already on all-too graphic display.

I mean come on, it may very well be beyond “inappropriate” for a man to have sex with one of these young adults who are young enough to be his GRAND KIDS – especially in today’s age where you’re still deemed a “child” by Obama when you’re twenty-damn-six years-old – but it is hardly as if these young adults are some kind of a different species or somehow do not have all of the same sexual equipment that any ADULT male or female has.  It is not as if 17-year-old “underage children” constitute a different sexual gender than legal eighteen-year-olds.

We just crossed another major Rubicon in the age of Obama: more than HALF of all adults in America aren’t married, up from 37% in 1976.  Now, there’s a couple of different reasons for that, such as that the left has “progressively” redefined “marriage” such that it is a blasphemous perversion of what the God who ordained it says it is – and why even bother getting married when “marriage” is nothing more than a trivial societal convention rather than something that God ordained and made sacred?  But the other major reason that we’re no longer marrying or marrying at increasingly older ages is that the big labor unions have so destroyed the education system that a boy and girl who used to be ready to tackle the world as teens are now STILL not ready to tackle the world when they’re in their late 20s and beyond.  I mean, mid-thirties is the new eleven these days.  And we can’t have these 35-year old violating Roman tradition and getting married when they’re emotionally and intellectually only eleven, can we?

There is no question that it ought to be a crime for a grown-up adult to have any kind of sexual intercourse with a minor, given these times.  Young people have not yet formed their identity and the devastation is beyond terrible for young people who have sexual intercourse too early outside of the bonds of sacred marriage – you know, as the BIBLE says and as Christians who are for abstinence keep pointing out.  Casual sex is destructive for anyone at ANY age, for what it’s worth, as anyone who has any wisdom knows.  But it’s far beyond “naïve” to suggest that these young adults are “genderless children” and that a man having sexual relations with one is a “pedophile” as opposed to being either a hetero- or homosexual PERVERT.  It is simply dishonest to the point of being obscene.  To suggest that a 17-year-old YOUNG MAN is no freaking biologically different from a six-month-old is beyond idiotic and beyond irrational.

By creating the category of “pedophile” you are creating some kind of disease the way we’ve turned alcoholism into a disease when it used to be a MORAL problem that people were RESPONSIBE for not being able to control back in the day when we had this thing called “morality and common decency.”  And back in the day before we had sky-high rates of this perverted garbage.

You people who say this pervert is a “pedophile” because he’s having sex with “underage boys” versus “men” are sick and depraved and frankly insane.

But you DO IT ANYWAY because your sick and twisted liberal ideology compels you to do so.

This “homosexual-no-no-no-it’s-just-pedophilia” bait and switch goes on all the damn time.

The left played this game with the infamous “Pedophile Priests.”  In actual fact, 80% of the “boys” molested were teenage boys rather than prepubescent kids:

Second, 80% of all priests who in fact abuse minors have sexually engaged with adolescent boys not prepubescent children. Thus, the teenager is more at risk than the young alter boy or girls of any age.

Do you know why these “pedophile priests” became “pedophile priests” rather than what they actually WEREHOMOSEXUALS?  Because the left wanted it that way and because they twist facts and bend them into whatever conclusion they want, is why.

Let’s consider the FACTS about the Catholic priesthood and the rampant number of homosexuals who have increasingly come to dominate it:

Many priests and theologians have commented about the gay sub-cultures in Catholic seminaries:

 bullet Father Donald Cozzens wrote that several studies have concluded that about 50% of priests and seminarians are gay. 5
bullet David France of Newsweek, referring to St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, CA, wrote: “Depending on whom you ask, gay and bisexual men make up anywhere from 30 percent to 70 percent of the student body at the college and graduate levels.3
bullet Rt. Rev. Helmut Hefner, rector of St. Johns Seminary “accepts that his gay enrollment may be as high as 50 percent.3
bullet Gay journalist Rex Wockner commented: “When I was in the Catholic seminary in my early 20s (St. Meinrad College, St. Meinrad, Ind., 1982-1983; University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Ill., 1983-1984), at least 50 percent of the students were gay….At St. Mary of the Lake, the straight students felt like a minority and felt excluded from some aspects of campus life to such an extent that the administration staged a seminar at which we discussed the problem of the straight students feeling left out of things…6
bullet Author and sociologist James G. Wolfe estimated that 55.1% of seminarians were gay. 7
bullet Bishop Jerome Listecki is an auxiliary bishop of Chicago, rejects some estimates that as many as 50% of seminarians have a homosexual orientation. 3
bullet An anonymous priest from the Boston area commented in an interview with Joe Fitzgerald of the Boston Herald: “there’s a subculture of gay priests and everyone knows it. I went through seminary with a lot of them and got hit on. And when I reported it, I was harassed to a point where, emotionally, it was very difficult to get ordained. I’m not the only one who had to fight to get through it; I know guys who left because of it. It was clear there was a cabal tacitly saying, ‘Don’t bother reporting this stuff.’ You wouldn’t believe the self-justifications, like, ‘Well, celibacy only applies to not getting married, so since we’re not getting married we can do whatever we want.’ It was horrible, with a lot of intimidation, but I stayed because I felt this was what God was calling me to do; besides, if I’d walked, they’d have won.8
bullet Father McBrien, a theologian at the University of Notre Dame, commented that some seminary students “…who feel they have a genuine vocation for priesthood go into a seminary and feel very alienated by the gay culture. I don’t say this in any homophobic sense. It’s just the reality.2
bullet Pope John Paul II held a meeting with the American cardinals which dealt with the clerical sex scandals. Afterward, Bishop Wilton Gregory, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said: “One of the difficulties we do face in seminary life or recruitment is made possible when there does exist a homosexual atmosphere or dynamic that makes heterosexual men think twice [about entering.] It is an ongoing struggle to make sure the Catholic priesthood is not dominated by homosexual men.9
bullet R. Scott Appleby, a history professor at Notre Dame, said: “People I know quite well have left the seminary either in disgust because people are not keeping vows, or in alienation because they’re not gay. In some cases it’s a serious problem.3
bullet The Most Rev. Wilton Gregory said: “[T]here does exist a homosexual atmosphere or dynamic that makes heterosexual men think twice.3
bullet The Rev. Charles Bouchard, president of the Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis said: “I think straight priests and seminarians shouldn’t be whining. I just don’t think it’s a big deal.3
bullet Father Donald Cozzens wrote: “What impact does the gay subcultrue have on the straight priest and seminarian?….straight men in a predominantly or significantly gay environment commonly experience chronic destabilization, a common symptom of which is self doubt…Their psychic confusion, understandably, has significant implications for both their spiritual vitality and emotional balance.10
bullet Timothy Radcliffe, Master of the Order of Preachers, commented on the emergence of a homosexual sub-culture within a seminary or religious order: “It can threaten the unity of the community; it can make it harder for the brethren to practice the chastity which we have vowed. It can put pressure on brethren to think of themselves in a way that is not central to their vocation as preachers of the Kingdom… 11

You can go to the site to view the source of each of these footnoted points.

If you are a “professor” clinging to that lie, you are as dishonest as “Professor Williams,” you are nearly as depraved as “Professor Williams,” and you ought to have your damn credentials stripped from you as a moron.

It wasn’t all that long ago that I was reading my local newspaper and a “wildlife expert” said not to kill rattlesnakes because they would only reproduce more and you’d end up with more of them.  And I was like, “Really?  You’re expert is THAT stupid?”  You’ve got to understand that I live in a state that has a grizzly bear on its state flag when there are NO grizzly bears in the state any more: BECAUSE WE HUNTED THEM TO EXTINCTION HERE.

If you kill a rattlesnake, one of the things that rattlesnake won’t do anymore is reproduce.  And it’s not like the rest of the rattlesnakes have a conference and determine that they need to each reproduce a little bit more to pick up the slack for poor dead Ronald the Rattlesnake.  And so all the rattlesnakes at the Great RepFab agree to have more babies for Ronnie’s sake.

At the time, I merely dismissed it as idiotic.  But it later came to me that this expert wasn’t stupid; what he was was dishonest.  He was trying to use his influence as an “expert” to manipulate people into behavior that he wanted as a philosophical environmentalist: don’t hurt rattlesnakes; you should just let them hurt YOU instead.

And of course at the same time, other “experts” are having it both ways.  Because at the same time one expert is suggesting not to kill rattlesnakes lest they increase their breeding rate, others are out there helping to impose incredibly draconian regulations on irritating, annoying, bothering, irking, harassing, badgering, teasing, tormenting, provoking, maddening, taunting, angering, displeasing, pestering, exasperating, riling or vexing animals LEST THEY GO EXTINCT.

It’s no coincidence that so many professors are leftists, because this is intellectual Stalinism: they think they ought to get to have everything not only both ways, but in as many ways as they want it.  And if their ways contradict each other, if their theories are contradicted by the facts, well so much the worse for the facts.

As an example of the left having it both ways, consider the fact that when it comes to “pedophilia,” the victims under 18 are “children.”  But when it comes to justifying ABORTION, these young girls are as adult as anybody else and have all the adult rights of access to abortion so they can make the adult decision to kill their own babies rather than have to as children have their parents’ consent.  The left ALWAYS must have it BOTH WAYS or else it would crumble for the intellectually and morally vacuous cancer upon society that leftism is.

You want another blatant example of the left having it both ways?  Take feminist women.  Women are every bit as capable as men, they tell us.  Women ought to be cops and firefighters and serve in combat and be Navy SEALs.  But then Ray Rice shows us what happens when a man and a woman actually fight and it’s lights out for the woman.  And now the same woman who can do EVERYTHING a man can do is a helpless victim against domestic violence.  Because the left is the nexus where mutually exclusive realities converge into one massive contradiction.  [My own view, fwiw, is that women CAN'T do everything men can do - and vice versa - and that when men batter women it is intrinsically an unfair fight and men ought to be held accountable for that abuse the same way adults ought to be held accountable for beating children.  But then again, I'm something called "consistent" which no liberal can ever possibly understand].

And so just like our “pedophile” – and please make that HOMOSEXUAL – Professor Williams, we have a massive overrepresentation of homosexual priests who acted out on their HOMOSEXUALITY.  Period.

And homosexuality was declared to be “normal” in the very same sort of disgusting politically-correct-damn-reality sort of way:

According to the American Psychiatric Association, until 1974 homosexuality was a mental illness.  Freud had alluded to homosexuality numerous times in his writings, and had concluded that paranoia and homosexuality were inseparable.  Other psychiatrists wrote copiously on the subject, and homosexuality was “treated” on a wide basis.  There was little or no suggestion within the psychiatric community that homosexuality might be conceptualized as anything other than a mental illness that needed to be treated.  And, of course, homosexuality was listed as a mental illness in DSM-II.

Then in 1970 gay activists protested against the APA convention in San Francisco.  These scenes were repeated in 1971, and as people came out of the “closet” and felt empowered politically and socially, the APA directorate became increasingly uncomfortable with their stance.  In 1973 the APA’s nomenclature task force recommended that homosexuality be declared normal.  The trustees were not prepared to go that far, but they did vote to remove homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses by a vote of 13 to 0, with 2 abstentions.  This decision was confirmed by a vote of the APA membership, and homosexuality was no longer listed in the seventh edition of DSM-II, which was issued in 1974.

What’s noteworthy about this is that the removal of homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses was not triggered by some scientific breakthrough.  There was no new fact or set of facts that stimulated this major change.  Rather, it was the simple reality that gay people started to kick up a fuss.  They gained a voice and began to make themselves heard.  And the APA reacted with truly astonishing speed.  And with good reason. They realized intuitively that a protracted battle would have drawn increasing attention to the spurious nature of their entire taxonomy.  So they quickly “cut loose” the gay community and forestalled any radical scrutiny of the DSM system generally.

You want to be declared mentally healthy?  Just RIOT enough and then watch the moral and intellectual cowards declare you to be whatever you want to be declared.

Given the FACT that homosexuals constitute no more than 2% of the population, and given the whopping number of “child molestation” cases, to properly link the two together as the facts actually DEMAND is to point such a whopping finger of indictment at homosexuals that their predatory danger to the soul of the nation would be manifest.  And that would in the same way indict all these damn “experts” who said all these twisted people were fine, wouldn’t it?

Can’t have that, obviously.  No matter how much evidence there is to the contrary.

In so many ways it is beyond unreal, homosexuality is dangerous to America and to our moral fabric as a society.

But the truth is suppressed in unrighteousness, as Romans 1:18 – which begins the outcry against homosexuality – points out.  And they lie with their statistics and their theories and their pronouncements.

The Bible is as clear as it can be in its condemnation of the danger of the homosexualization of society as has HAPPENED in our society.  Just read Romans 1:18-32 for that.

If you’re a liberal, you’ve made your choice to completely disregard the teachings and warnings of Scripture.  You have radically rejected God and as a result one day soon He will radically reject YOU to the hell He prepared for the devil and his demons.  But if you’re NOT yet submitted to worshiping depraved culture rather than God, consider reality.  Realize that most of what’s being pumped into culture today – whether in the name of “art” or “politics” or “academia” or “science” – is demonic garbage from people who have “exchanged the truth of God for a lie” (Romans 1:25).  These are people who have had their minds blinded by the god of this age (2 Corinthians 4:4) so that they are “always learning, but never able to come to a knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7).

President Barack Obama and the Democrat Party have defiantly led America to the full wrath of God according to Romans chapter one.  To the extent that we yet have time, if it is not too late, you had better make your stand right now and determine to either stand with Christ or stand with the coming Antichrist who will complete the Democrat Party agenda in its radical and terrifying opposition to God.


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