Friday, November 30, 2012

Beware of the Goodists

We have said it before but we will say it again....most of the time Liberals operate from FEELINGS and EMOTIONS, while conservatives have a tendency to operate from MATH and LOGIC.

It's a simple fact that planet earth runs on MATH and LOGIC.

 FEELINGS and EMOTIONS are good to know when dealing with your wife...but even then a married couple still has to balance their checkbook...regardless of how bad it makes your wife feel to talk about money.

Remember who the three BLUEST states in the union are?  Correct...CA, IL and NY.

Remember who the three most bankrupt states in the union are?  Correct....CA, IL and NY.

Can you see the connection?

"Wouldn't it be NICE if we gave all the poor people free houses, free food and free college educations?  "Why yes," says their BLUE friend, "That would be NICE!  Let's do it!  Then we can all FEEL GOOD about ourselves by stopping homelessness, hunger and ignorance all at the same time!!"

If a conservative would dare interrupt them to ask how that program would be paid for (MATH) and for proof of why this would work (LOGIC)....the blue folks would have a fit!

"Is that all you conservatives think about is money?!  Have a little heart you greedy-corporate-bast--ds!"

I saw this article from Jewish World Review and it helps to reinforce the ideas about why BLUE people simply can't run things for very long.  It always ends in chaos, bankruptcy and war.

3) Beware the Goodists

By Jonathan Rosenblum
Why the politics as morality tale narrative blinds one to reality |
One of the working papers for the recent Jewish People Policy international conference, entitled "Jewish Identity and Identification: New Patterns, Meanings, and Network's," posed the question whether the Jewish community's altered material and political circumstance "entail a long-term shift from identification with the have-nots to identification with the haves." (A full session of the two-day Jewish identity track focused on whether political liberalism still serves as a source of Jewish identification.)
The authors of that particular paper happen to be very bright people; one is an internationally recognized legal theorist. But their implicit characterization of the divide between political liberalism and conservatism as one between good people who care about those less fortunate than themselves and bad people who don't strikes me as highly tendentious.
Why not characterize the liberal-conservative divide — admittedly no less tendentiously — as a debate over whether poor people are better served by government hand-outs that foster a culture of dependence (liberal) or by paying jobs that provide the skills and work ethic to escape poverty (conservative)? Or as a debate over whether it is more virtuous to give other people's money through income redistribution to the have-nots (liberal) or to give one's own money through private charity (conservative)?
The tendency of many contemporary liberals to view politics in terms of a Manichean struggle between good people and bad ones begets many pernicious consequences. Too frequently the goal of liberal politics becomes affirmation of one's essential goodness; it is a form of self-soothing. (Because conservatives emphasize the private realm over the public, they are less likely — though hardly immune — to equating politics with morality.)
The late firebrand Oriana Fallaci coined the term "Goodists" for those who employ politics as a means of self-congratulation. Goodists, writes Bret Stephens, put a higher premium on their moral intentions than the efficacy of their actions . . . . Above all, the Goodists are people who like to be seen to be good."
Goodism goes a long way to explaining contemporary liberal attitudes to Israel, especially among those who booed the mention of Jerusalem at the Democratic Convention. Once the Palestinians are identified as the "have-nots" and the Israelis as the "haves," the case is closed as far as Goodists are concerned. Nothing else matters.
The Jewish people's historical connection to the Land, the condition of the Holy Land prior to the Second Aliyah, the history of the conflict and the consistent Arab refusal to accept a sovereign state ruled by Jews in any boundaries — are all beside the point. For again, what is at stake is not finding a practical settlement between Israel and the Palestinans. It is the use of the Palestinians to enable those who advocate on their behalf a means to establish their goodness at no cost or risk to themselves.
THE NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES of viewing politics as a morality play, a struggle between good and bad people, are many. For one thing, it makes the search for pragmatic, non-partisan solutions to problems almost impossible. As an example, every one acknowledges that the United States social security system, predicated on actuarial assumptions of the 1930s, when few workers lived much past 65, is no longer viable. In 1960, there were 5 workers for every beneficiary; today, the ratio is 2:1.
Paul Ryan proposed one plan for revamping social security on a fiscally sustainable basis. No doubt various experts would have much to argue against aspects of the plan. But once it becomes political, the plan can no longer serve as a starting point for discussion and further tinkering. Rather the author must be portrayed as seeking to push grandma off the cliff in a wheelchair. And so will it be with every such proposal, leaving the present unsustainable system in place.
The greater the extent to which political opinions are perceived as a choice between good and evil, the less finicky will the forces of "good" be about means, including the suppression of "bad" opposing opinions. A recent study of 800 social and personality psychologists by Yoel Inbar and Joris Lanners of Tilburg University showed that psychologists holding conservative views are prudent to hide those views. The willingness to discriminate in academic hiring or publication of academic papers correlated directly to liberal views — the more liberal the more willing to discriminate against colleagues.
That tendency goes a long way towards explaining how university campuses have become the near exclusive province of one side of the political spectrum. In a pre-election survey of Princeton University faculty and staff, those contributing to Obama outnumbered those contributing to Romney 155 to 2 (a visiting engineering professor and a janitor.)
THE POLITICS AS MORALITY TALE narrative blinds one to reality. Under thirty-year-old voters in the recent U.S. presidential election, preferred President Obama almost two-to-one. Yet the economic stagnation of the past four years has hit this cohort hardest, and the trillion dollar per year budgets of the first Obama term render their chances of retirement with cushy government entitlements nil. "Generation screwed" Newsweek calls them.
Unemployment among 18-to-29 year-olds is 12.7% — 16.7% if one counts those who have given up looking for jobs. A full quarter of 18-to-34 year olds have moved back to living with their parents to save money. In another survey, only 40% of college graduates say that they are performing work requiring a college degree. As Obamacare's penalties on employers who do not provide insurance for full-time workers take effect, many of those who currently have jobs will find themselves being transferred to part-time positions. It's already happening.
The youngest cohort of voters is doubly squeezed. Their present prospects stink, and the current generous senior entitlements — Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare — will not await them at the other end. The U.S. will be bankrupt long before then. (Israeli social justice protestors take note.)
Nor are the reasons for the current economic stagnation hard to discern. The so-called "blue model" — high taxation, heavy regulation of business and labor markets, generous pensions for government workers — is everywhere defunct. The economic stagnation of the last four years in America has long characterized every "euro" country, except thrifty, hardworking Germany. Greece is but the worst basket case. The unemployment rate in Spain among youth 16-to-24 is now over 50%.
The three largest "blue states" in America — California, Illinois, and New York — which form the base of Democratic political support, are also in the worst fiscal shape. Chief Executive's annual ranking of the best and worst states to do business, the three deep-blue states nailed down the three worst rankings. Politicians in California and New York have saddled taxpayers with over $300 billion in debt. Per capita citizen debt in Illinois, President Obama's home state, is $9,624, topped only by New York's $13,840. Illinois has issued $58 billion in bonds to cover pension fund obligations. Still retired public workers will not collect: the estimated pension plan shortfall, even after that huge borrowing, is $85 billion.
President Obama is the great champion of "blue" governance. He once said that he prefers higher taxes on the wealthy as "more fair," even if it harms the economy. He has offered not a single proposal for deficit reduction other than higher taxes on those earning over $250,000. His proposed tax increases would barely make a dent in deficits, but by hitting small business owners hard, will again cost jobs. He has not passed a budget in three years, while wracking up annual deficits in excess of a trillion dollars. The last two budgets were unanimously rejected by the Democrat-controlled Senate.
FINALLY, THE USE OF POLITICS as a proof of one's goodness stunts character development and provides bad models. American voters concluded that President Obama cares more about the average Joe. I wonder. Even in the most admiring biographies of the President — he's brilliant, he's cool, he's handsome, he's unflappable — I have yet to read of one instance of his extending himself for another human being.
Such stories about Romney are legion — not just giving away $4 million in annual charitable contributions, but physically helping neighbors do home repairs and the like. He shut down evil Bain Capital for a week so that the whole staff could search for colleague's missing daughter. (She was found, just in time, through their efforts.) And the largest slice of his time since the election has been spent working data bases to help find jobs for 400 campaign workers.
As George Will once observed, values are cheap: anyone can proclaim hundreds of values. Virtue is much harder to attain. The acquisition of virtues requires hard work and self-denial. It cannot be achieved by pulling a voting lever or putting a Free Palestine bumper sticker on the car.
JWR contributor Jonathan Rosenblum is founder of the Jerusalem-based Jewish Media Resources. A respected commentator on Israeli politics, society, culture and the Israeli legal system, who speaks frequently on these topics in the United States, Europe, and Israel, his articles appear regularly in numerous Jewish periodicals in the United States and Israel. Rosenblum is also the author of seven biographies of major modern Jewish figures. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and Yale Law School.

UN Vote for Palestinian State

Great!  This is JUST what the world needs....another Arab/Muslim nation!

Don't we have enough already?  As near as I can tell they are all cesspools of ignorance, poverty and very few human rights....why the heck would the world vote to make one more?

Of course the answer is linked to biblical prophecy.

Author Joel Rosenberg gives us some insight:

On Thursday, 138 nations voted in the U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) to declare a “State of Palestine” and recognize it as a “non-member observer state” within the international community. Forty-one nations abstained from voting. Only nine nations voted against the resolution: the U.S., Israel, Canada, the Czech Republic, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Panama.

* In his speech to the UNGA, Palestinian Chairman Mahmoud Abbas (aka, Abu Mazen) said, ““We did not come here to delegitimize a state established years ago, and that is Israel. Rather we came to affirm the legitimacy of a state that must now achieve its independence, and that is Palestine.” However, he also praised the Palestinian terrorists who died in the war against Israel last week in Gaza, calling them “beloved martyrs.”

* The Israeli Prime Minister’s spokesman responded: ”The world watched a defamatory and venomous speech that was full of mendacious propaganda against the IDF and the citizens of Israel. Someone who wants peace does not talk in such a manner.”

* Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird responded: “This resolution will not advance the cause of peace or spur a return to negotiations. Will the Palestinian people be better off as a result? No. On the contrary, this unilateral step will harden positions and raise unrealistic expectations while doing nothing to improve the lives of the Palestinian people.” I agree and I’m grateful to the government of Canada and specifically to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who remains the most consistently pro-Israel leader on the planet in recent years.

I’m wishing I could rejoice with my Palestinian friends about the U.N. vote. But the Bible is clear that the Lord God will judge all nations who divide Land of Israel. “For behold, in those days and at that time, when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the valley of Jehoshaphat. Then I will enter into judgment with them there on behalf of My people and My inheritance, Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; and they have divided up My land.” (Old Testament Book of Joel, chapter 3, verses 1 and 2)


138 nations 'for'...and only 9 'against'.  Well, thank the Lord that USA was NOT part of the 138...for now anyway.

Can you see how the world continues turning on Israel?  Do we understand that even though the vote doesn't give FULL VOTING RIGHTS to the Palestinian state, it does give them access to the UN Courts and we KNOW they are going to use those courts to drag Israel into them and press charges for WAR CRIMES and/or CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.

Can you even imagine?  Hamas in Gaza has lobbed close to 10,000 missiles into Israel while aiming for citizens and non-combatants and hiding behind schools and hospitals.  AND YET THE WORLD SEEMS BLIND TO THIS!!

How can that be? 

Clearly the answer is a supernatural one.  As the world becomes more blind to the things of God the veil of confusion will get thicker.

The world is setting up for the situation where Israel is all by itself...and 138 to 9 shows you how rapidly we are approaching these Last Days.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

NASA Assures Us Doomsday IS NOT Coming

Whew!!  That was as close call!  I thought those ancient Sumerians had it all figured out when they told of the planet Nibiru coming close to earth and causing all sorts of mayhem.

Well, have no fear....NASA is here to quash that whole story.  Turns out we AREN'T all gonna die next month.

Washington: Quashing the 'doomsday' rumours, top NASA scientists have assured that the world won't end on December 21, 2012.

"The world will not end in 2012. Our planet has been getting along just fine for more than 4 billion years, and credible scientists worldwide know of no threat associated with 2012," NASA said on its website.

The 'doomsday story' started with claims that Nibiru, a supposed planet discovered by the Sumerians, is headed toward Earth, scientists said.

"Nibiru and other stories about wayward planets are an Internet hoax. There is no factual basis for these claims.

If Nibiru or Planet X were real and headed for an encounter with the Earth in 2012, astronomers would have been tracking it for at least the past decade, and it would be visible by now to the naked eye," scientists said.


Hey follow up question please....if there were a huge extinction level event (ELE) coming towards earth that was going to cause unheard of destruction....would you bother to tell us?

I doubt it.  What incentive would there be?  All it would cause is chaos, terror and anarchy.  It would be much better to just let folks go on with their lives until the huge mountain fell into the sea...and see who survives.

For Bible readers, we can have 100% confidence that the world IS NOT going to end any time soon.


Because the order of events is; rapture, soon after that we have The Tribulation which lasts for about 7 years, then Jesus returns and sets up his Millennium Kingdom for 1000 years, then the Great White Throne Judgment, AND THEN the world gets destroyed by fire before the New Jerusalem comes down from heaven.

So you see friends, even if the rapture were to happen this afternoon...we know for sure there is still at least 1007 years left before the Lord destroys the face of the earth with fire.

However, please be very clear....the WORLD AS WE KNOW IT could change forever if the rapture happens this afternoon.  In the twinkling of an eye we will no longer care about shopping, 401k balances, our marriage, our checkbook, our house, our FL vacation, our new dishes, our pickup truck....or ANYTHING ELSE that we formerly believed had value.

Once we get our glorified bodies and take our position as the Bride of Christ....the world as we currently know it WILL BE OVER.  AMEN!!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Is Bigfoot a Human Hybrid?

Wickedness in the World

6 When human beings began to increase in number on the earth and daughters were born to them, 2 the sons of God (fallen angels) saw that the daughters of humans were beautiful, (lusted after them?)and they married (had sex with) any of them they chose. (took?) 3 Then the Lord said, “My Spirit will not contend with humans forever, for they are mortal; their days will be a hundred and twenty years.”

4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God (fallen angels) went to the daughters of humans and had children by them. Satan had a plan that involved the fallen angels taking women and creating human hybrids?  Is that what this scripture is saying?  Is that the reason for the flood that wiped out all flesh except Noah, his 3 sons and their wives?

Now check out this headline making the news today:

Bigfoot is real. At least that's what veterinarian Melba S. Ketchum claims after a five-year study of more than 100 DNA samples that she believes comes from the elusive hairy beast.

Under Ketchum's direction at DNA Diagnostics in Nacogdoches, Texas, a team of researchers has concluded that the creature may be a human relative that somehow developed around 15,000 years ago as a result of a hybrid cross between Homo sapiens with an unknown primate.

DNA Diagnostics received more samples to investigate -- including hair, blood, saliva and urine, all reportedly from various Bigfoot sightings.

Ketchum's team consists of experts in genetics, forensics, imaging and pathology. The researcher said she believes that over the past five years, the team has successfully found three Sasquatch nuclear genomes -- an organism's hereditary code -- leading them to suggest that the animal is real and a human hybrid.

Ketchum's study showed that part of the DNA her team sequenced revealed an unknown primate species, she said, which suggests that Bigfoot is a real creature that resulted from this primate "crossing with female Homo sapiens."


Well they certainly are talking about human hybrids.

In Genesis 6 is does say that the angelic-human hybrids were on the earth BEFORE the flood and it clearly says that they repopulated AFTER THE FLOOD too.

Could these human hybrids be the remnants of the leftover Nephilim?

I guess we will have to watch and wait....and see what becomes of this.

It is interesting to ponder...

Germany Reinstates Bestiality Laws

What's up with all the increase of perversion?  Women teachers having sex with their students, porn addictions exploding, gay sex going mainstream and now sex with animals seems to be taking off all over the world.

Please notice that soon enough...if you were to stand up and say that sex with animals is WILL BE labeled as intolerant, moralistic and unloving.  It will be argued that these folks are simply satisfying the desires they were born how can that be wrong?

The Daily Telegraph reports that bestiality laws have been off the books in Germany since 1969, but Agriculture Minister Ilse Aigner has agreed to support a law that would make it illegal for people to "use (animals) for their own sexual activities or sexual acts of third parties." The proposed law would also ban the "pimping" of animals to others.

The Daily Mail ties this decision to address bestiality to the recent rise of erotic zoos, where "people can visit to abuse animals ranging from llamas to goats," the paper reports.

The proposed legislation has ruffled the feathers of zoophilia advocates such as Michael Kiok, who told the German newspaper die Tageszeitung that "mere morals have no place in law."

The group Veterinarians Against Zoophilia told Europe Online Magazine that thousands of Germans exchange information online about sex with animals and that some farms rent out animals for sexual exploitation.

The new law would ban these so-called "animal brothels" and also make it illegal to train animals for sex with humans.


Who knew that there was a job title of; "Animal sex trainer"?

Wow!  Some of these cities HAVE to be close to the perversion levels of Sodom and Gomorrah.

Leviticus 18 tells us that people have been screwing animals for an awfully long time.  You think Satan has anything to do with this?

23 “‘Do not have sexual relations with an animal and defile yourself with it. A woman must not present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; that is a perversion.

24 “‘Do not defile yourselves in any of these ways, because this is how the nations that I am going to drive out before you became defiled. 25 Even the land was defiled; so I punished it for its sin, and the land vomited out its inhabitants. 26 But you must keep my decrees and my laws. The native-born and the foreigners residing among you must not do any of these detestable things, 27 for all these things were done by the people who lived in the land before you, and the land became defiled. 28 And if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you.

I wonder when God is going to vomit us right out of America?

Hat tip to Becky M.

Illinois Pension Plan Unfixable

We have been watching California, New York and Illinois because they are the most liberal states in the nation...and they are all hopelessly bankrupt. Now they are saying their state's pension plan is so bankrupt that it is "unfixable".

"Wouldn't that be nice to give everyone early retirement so they can spend more time with their grand kids?  Let's give all the teachers, garbage collectors, bus drivers and EVERYONE WHO WORKS FOR THE STATE, bigger pensions and retiree health insurance for life!!"  (It FEELS GOOD)

How long til they come banging on the door of the Federal Government asking for money to keep their basic services afloat? 

It appears that day may be really close.

Illinois's pension system is heading for a meltdown and may now be beyond help. That's the forecast from a Chicago business group, which told its members last week that the state's pension crisis "has grown so severe" that it is now "unfixable."

The Commercial Club of Chicago wrote that because the November elections did not bring in lawmakers willing to push real reform, the state's roughly $200 billion debt now threatens education, health care and basic public services. The problem is worsening so fast that the usual menu of reforms won't be enough to keep public pensions from sucking taxpayers and whole cities into its yawning maw.

If you think Illinois lawmakers aren't taking the problems seriously enough, just ask Pat Quinn. On Sunday, the Illinois Governor kicked off a "grass-roots" effort to rally the state around pension reform. The Governor hasn't come up with a plan, but don't despair: He introduced the state's new animated mascot, "Squeezy, the Pension Python," and encouraged voters to talk about the problem over Thanksgiving.

This isn't news to Illinois politicians, who continue to ignore the coming financial calamity even as the state's bond rating has fallen to the worst in the nation. State lawmakers may hope they can delay the train wreck with modest reforms and the kind of tax hikes Governor Jerry Brown recently foisted on California. Mr. Quinn has said getting a progressive income tax in the state is "one of my goals before I stop breathing."


Interesting...the most liberal state in the country has the worst credit rating and balance sheet in the country!!  Why?  I already told you yesterday....liberals don't like balance sheets!  They would rather run their government on FEELINGS.

Well, Chicago is about to find out what it means to start going without "basic public services."  What's that mean?  Police, fire, garbage, public transit, education...everything that a CIVIL SOCIETY requires.

So what's going to happen to Chicago when it becomes even more UNCIVIL than it already is?

I would suggest that if you live within 60 miles of downtown may want to move back a little further....because 5 million folks on food stamps and public housing are NOT GOING TO BE HAPPY when 'basic public services' become rare.

"If we want to leave IL, where should we move in the USA, Dennis, if we want to steer clear of the liberal, financial idiots?"

"Nebraska, North Dakota or Wyoming."

"Where should we move if we want to leave the country?"

"Uganda...or if your mother is Jewish, then Israel."

Last thing I want you to long will the well-run states (ND, NE, WY) want to throw their checkbooks together with CA, IL, NY in the BIG FEDERAL CHECKBOOK?

Can you understand how civil wars start?  Do you understand what started the last one in America?

If you said, "slavery" you are wrong.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fun Facts

Some of you probably know I am in the financial business so get sent quite a few news letters from various sources that offer the latest financial analysis of the day.

Today I received the weekly addition of BY THE NUMBERS and will pluck out a few of the fun facts for your enjoyment.

- For tax year 2010, 142.9 million tax returns were filed in the USA. 3% of those returns reported adjusted gross income (AGI) of at least $200,000. Those high income Americans received 28% of all AGI in the country and paid 52% of all federal income tax for the year at at an effective tax rate of 22% (source: Internal Revenue Service).
Question for Mr. Obama....are you REALLY going to be able to fix America's financial problems by simply asking the 'rich folks' who make more than $200K to "pay a little bit more"....or are you lying to us all?  Those 3% already pay 52% of all income taxes!  How long and how hard can you keep milking the same cow?

- For tax year 2010, 142.9 million tax returns were filed in the USA. 41% of those filed returns (58.4 million returns) legally paid zero federal income tax through exemptions, deductions and credits (source: IRS).
41% paid nothing into the Fed Income tax system?  I wonder who those 41% voted for??  Could those folks have been a large part of the 47% that Mitt Romney was referring to?
- 84% of the 58.4 million tax returns filed in 2010 that did not pay any federal income tax reported less than $30,000 of adjusted gross income.
(source: Internal Revenue Service)

Ouch!!  That is an awful lot of folks with AGI of less than $30,000!  How do you buy health insurance, groceries, pay rent, buy gasoline, utilities, buy a car, fix a car, insure a car, etc...when your AGI is less than $30k?

When will we reach the point when the whole society will simply unravel because the MATH SIMPLY DOESN'T WORK!!

Liberals say to me, "Dennis, you seem so unloving in your comments.  We need to care for everyone!"

To which I always reply, "Please show me your MATH AND LOGIC that explain how "we" are going care for everyone."

At which point the liberal usually walks away and says, "I'm not going to have this conversation anymore."

You see, as a rule...liberals don't like MATH and they don't like LOGIC.  They run their engines on EMOTIONS and FEELINGS....and when you corner a liberal with math and logic you better watch out because their EMOTIONS will spring at you like a cornered raccoon.

Remember friends, Republicans have no corner on the market of being "good politicians".  I am coming to the strong conclusion that both major parties have been equally led astray by the EVIL ONE.  Our elected leaders and the people who elected them are simply suffering from a lack of SPIRITUAL MATURITY.  There is a famine in this nation, not of food but of the WORD OF GOD.

However please also remember that Jesus came to bring us THE TRUTH...and quite honestly our human emotions and feelings almost always lead us astray. 


Monday, November 26, 2012

WWIII is Coming Sooner Than You Think

We have blogged many times about the Federal Reserve so I won't go about explaining it again right now.  We have also spoken much about the Bretton Woods agreement following WWII that gave America unprecedented control of the earth's entire financial I won't explain that again right now.

With that being said, watch this 13 minute video about the coming WWIII and notice how they tie in the Federal Reserve and also how they reference the Bretton Woods agreement and our subsequent abuse of that agreement.

See it here;

Understand that this video is NOT produced by a Bible-Prophecy-Watcher...but instead is produced by someone who is just asking us to connect the historical dots...and I have to be honest, a lot of those dots need to be connected.

We have quoted 1 John 5 quite a few times as of late, but please remember again that "The whole world is under the control of the evil one."

As you watch this video and you see the carnage coming when America ultimately collapses and you look at what role we played in toppling many of the countries that the Bible speaks of in the LAST DAYS...please understand that America, its wealth and its military might have been used by Satan (as allowed by God) to bring us to a place where maximum carnage can result.

After all, President Obama CLEARLY said it himself...'America is no longer a Christian nation.'

I wonder if America was EVER a Christian nation?  If the answer to that is 'yes'...the follow up question would be, "when? "

Black Friday Shopping Frenzy

Have you seen the videos of all the Black Friday shoppers pushing through the doors of Walmart?

Have you seen the videos of the brawls that broke out at numerous stores across the country as shoppers tried to get their hands on the "door buster" specials?

Did you see that the stock market went up a big tick on Friday as retailers reported $billions of dollars MORE in sales on Thanksgiving night?

Have you now come to understand that CONSUMERISM and MATERIALISM are the gods that rule America?  As a people, we now believe that if we can get everyone spending money on houses, clothes, cars, furnishings, vacations, etc... that America will thrive and everything will be OK once again.

So people seem to be in a cheerful mood this morning as CYBER MONDAY kicks off and the media reports that over $525 BILLION dollars may be spent during this Holiday shopping season.  They are cheerful because they believe these are some signs that the gods of CONSUMERISM and MATERIALISM may be coming back to bless us all once again.

Please witness the feeding frenzy of people fighting and shopping;

Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:37-39

37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.

This passage certainly seems to describe the times right BEFORE THE RAPTURE that Jesus tells us to watch for.

People will be eating and drinking at restaurants, planning their beach vacations, golf outings and shopping sprees, making long term plans about marriage, rehearsal dinners, honeymoons etc... all the while THEY KNEW NOTHING ABOUT WHAT WOULD HAPPEN until it was too late...and those folks were left behind to suffer The Tribulation.

I have to admit that I am a bit sickened by watching and hearing about the stories of the shopping that took place over this past weekend.  The HOLY DAY of Christ's birth (God coming to earth in the flesh=Emanuel) has been reduced to a pagan free-for-all at the mall with millions of Americans stampeding to buy the latest crap that none of us really NEED.

As I watch the stampeding horde of shoppers slugging it out at Walmart, I have to ask myself, "How many people tearing around at the malls over this weekend have ANY CLUE about Jesus and the terribly serious mission he completed at His first coming?"

And the follow up question is, "How many people tearing around at the malls this weekend have ANY CLUE about what Jesus' 2nd mission is going to be when He returns for His bride (rapture) and then returns 7 years later to set up His kingdom on earth?"

Of course your heart breaks as you realize that the answer is "VERY FEW".

"Wide is the road that leads to destruction and many will be on it.  Narrow is the path that leads to eternal life and FEW will be on it."

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Ugandan President Repents of National Sin

This is a pretty interesting development.  Let's watch and see if blessings start coming to Uganda.

The Ugandan newssite New Vision reports President Yoweri Museveni celebrated Uganda’s 50th anniversary of independence from Britain at the National Jubilee Prayers event by publicly repenting of his personal sin and the sins of the nation.

“I stand here today to close the evil past, and especially in the last 50 years of our national leadership history and at the threshold of a new dispensation in the life of this nation. I stand here on my own behalf and on behalf of my predecessors to repent. We ask for your forgiveness,” Museveni prayed.

“We confess these sins, which have greatly hampered our national cohesion and delayed our political, social and economic transformation. We confess sins of idolatry and witchcraft which are rampant in our land. We confess sins of shedding innocent blood, sins of political hypocrisy, dishonesty, intrigue and betrayal,” Museveni said.

“Forgive us of sins of pride, tribalism and sectarianism; sins of laziness, indifference and irresponsibility; sins of corruption and bribery that have eroded our national resources; sins of sexual immorality, drunkenness and debauchery; sins of unforgiveness, bitterness, hatred and revenge; sins of injustice, oppression and exploitation; sins of rebellion, insubordination, strife and conflict,” Museveni prayed.

Next, the president dedicated Uganda to God.


Can you imagine a day when President Obama would stand on the platform and say such things?

Of course not.  It's not going to happen with the current trajectory this nation is on.