Saturday, January 19, 2013

Transgender Priest

A few years back, Bishop Gene Robinson made news by being the first openly gay clergy in the Episcopalian tradition.  As I recall the church had a big split about it.

After that, the ELCA Lutherans voted by a narrow margin to allow gay and lesbian pastors.

And today we read that the Catholics are ordaining a transgender woman....which is a woman who dresses and lives like a man.

How tolerant we all are!!

The priest is transgender. And he's starting up a parish that's modeled after the Roman Catholic Church.

"I never really felt like I identified as female," said Shannon Kearns, describing his childhood. Shannon was born female but transitioned to male in his late '20s.

His transgender journey has brought him peace. "I feel more at home in my body that I have ever before."

And now, the culmination of another remarkable journey. Shannon will be ordained as the first transgender priest in the North American Old Catholic Church, one of the largest Old Catholic bodies in the United States. It's an off-shoot of the Roman Catholic Church, with parishes in 23 states. (Nationwide, there are believed to be between 50 and 100 transgender clergy in the Christian tradition.)

"If you really value Catholic tradition and ritual and liturgy, and you value equality and social justice, there's a place for you," Shannon explained, describing the North American Old Catholic Church.


So if you value ritual, liturgy, equality and social justice then there's a place for you....says the transgender priest.

Interesting that she/he NEVER said anything about the value of a PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST!

"The Lord says: 'These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.  Their worship of me is based on merely human rules they have been taught."  Isaiah 29:13

Sounds an awful lot like all sorts of folks in America who go to church at Christmas and Easter, say the Apostles Creed, maybe put a $1 in the plate, say a few Hail Mary's...and then they are good to go!

One client (who happened to be Catholic) told me once, "Yeah, I'm not sure I'm buying all this God stuff...but I figure if it happens to be true then I better get some fire insurance by showing up at mass a few times per year."

Sad.  Our society has unlimited access to Bibles, churches, Christian books, Bible study groups, Christian radio.....and yet we seem to be dying for lack of knowledge...and millions don't know Christ.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Anxiety is Building All Over the World

In your conversations with those around you, can you sense that MANY folks know there is something big going on? 

Can you sense that while many can't put their finger on EXACTLY what it is...many just understand that many big events are simply out of our control to do anything about them...and that causes anxiety and fear.

Anxiety is building in this nation and for that matter, all over the world.
Fear grips the average human being as they see events that they have no
control over. It doesn’t matter if it’s in Greece, Spain, Portugal in the EU
or right here in the USA. Men are fearful. They know that this is an
unprecedented time of turmoil and signs of impending doom.

Men are behaving like animals and evil grows exponentially as we grow closer and closer to the end of this age -- as we witness crimes of unspeakable horror as in the
recent news coverage of the rampage of demonic possessed individuals who have
executed the innocent in schools, theaters, and shopping malls. The culture
has gone mad.
The “powers that be” look for a culprit to blame. They blame guns, they blame
the social haters, and they blame those that hold onto those guns and their
religion─Christian conservatives. They wish to infringe on our
Constitutionally given rights that were written by men who feared God, and
knew that any government, even theirs that they were forming could become
It’s an exciting time to be alive, but anxiety producing for those who don’t
have a firm foundation on where their strength lies. I have brothers and
sisters who email me with searching questions on how to prepare for what is
coming. I am a firm believer and have always been that God allows nothing to
come against His chosen children─the church─a people taken for His name,
unless it is for their benefit and their spiritual maturity. I have also come
to believe that God is not interested in our comfort, but in our being ready
to reign and rule with Jesus Christ for a 1000 years, and then on into eternity.
When the cares of this life seem to weigh in on any of us, and I’m not
immune, I counsel my congregation to look to the Bible for their strength
and their foundation of coping. I have been telling each of them that when
things get rough around your community, your town or your state, then it is
a time to grab onto the promises of God and remind Him of those promises.
Oh, He knows what He promised, but He wants to hear that you believe that He
will do what He said.
Friends, it IS an exciting time to be alive!! 
Do we KNOW what is going to happen in the immediate future to this country or to any other nation??
Do we, who know Jesus, KNOW what is going to happen with our eternal souls?
As the world gets more anxious and fearful, OUR JOY NEEDS TO SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A CITY ON THE HILL!
The harvest is at hand people!  Let's use the fear and anxiety that is building all around us for the Glory of God!  WE HAVE THE GOOD NEWS THAT THE WORLD IS DYING TO HEAR!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

We Are All Hindus Now

A friend in college ran across this article from 2009 while doing some research.  With what we know about our God being a jealous God and also an All Consuming Fire....those who don't know Christ and fear God should be concerned.

America is not a Christian nation. We are, it is true, a nation founded by Christians, and according to a 2008 survey, 76 percent of us continue to identify as Christian (still, that's the lowest percentage in American history). Of course, we are not a Hindu—or Muslim, or Jewish, or Wiccan—nation, either. A million-plus Hindus live in the United States, a fraction of the billion who live on Earth. But recent poll data show that conceptually, at least, we are slowly becoming more like Hindus and less like traditional Christians in the ways we think about God, our selves, each other, and eternity.

The Rig Veda, the most ancient Hindu scripture, says this: "Truth is One, but the sages speak of it by many names." A Hindu believes there are many paths to God. Jesus is one way, the Qur'an is another, yoga practice is a third. None is better than any other; all are equal. The most traditional, conservative Christians have not been taught to think like this. They learn in Sunday school that their religion is true, and others are false. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me."

Americans are no longer buying it. According to a 2008 Pew Forum survey, 65 percent of us believe that "many religions can lead to eternal life"—including 37 percent of white evangelicals, the group most likely to believe that salvation is theirs alone. Also, the number of people who seek spiritual truth outside church is growing. Thirty percent of Americans call themselves "spiritual, not religious," according to a 2009 NEWSWEEK Poll, up from 24 percent in 2005. Stephen Prothero, religion professor at Boston University, has long framed the American propensity for "the divine-deli-cafeteria religion" as "very much in the spirit of Hinduism. You're not picking and choosing from different religions, because they're all the same," he says. "It isn't about orthodoxy. It's about whatever works. If going to yoga works, great—and if going to Catholic mass works, great. And if going to Catholic mass plus the yoga plus the Buddhist retreat works, that's great, too."

Then there's the question of what happens when you die. Christians traditionally believe that bodies and souls are sacred, that together they comprise the "self," and that at the end of time they will be reunited in the Resurrection. You need both, in other words, and you need them forever. Hindus believe no such thing. At death, the body burns on a pyre, while the spirit—where identity resides—escapes. In reincarnation, central to Hinduism, selves come back to earth again and again in different bodies. So here is another way in which Americans are becoming more Hindu: 24 percent of Americans say they believe in reincarnation, according to a 2008 Harris poll. So agnostic are we about the ultimate fates of our bodies that we're burning them—like Hindus—after death. More than a third of Americans now choose cremation, according to the Cremation Association of North America, up from 6 percent in 1975. "I do think the more spiritual role of religion tends to deemphasize some of the more starkly literal interpretations of the Resurrection," agrees Diana Eck, professor of comparative religion at Harvard. So let us all say "om."


How clear could Jesus Christ be when he said, "NO MAN COMES TO THE FATHER BUT THROUGH ME."?

Of course Satan doesn't want people to know Christ so he floated all these other SPIRITUALITY'S and then paraded a whole bunch of HOLLYWOOD STARS who believe in ANYTHING BUT CHRIST...and then he made 95% of our college professors believe the lies of Evolution...and just like that!!!....we now are a country where even the Evangelicals don't believe what Christ said!!

Seriously people....if you want GOOD NEWS, then you best look towards heaven and you best call on Jesus to save you...because an All CONSUMING JEALOUS GOD who is the ONLY TRUE GOD may soon be paying a visit to planet earth....and with the majority of Americans worshipping other gods and 58,000,000 abortions on our bloody hands....He is going to be upset.

And when He does come, the men on earth will crawl into caves and pray for the mountains to crush them...rather than face the wrath of God Almighty!

What an awesome story!!  Thank you Jesus for saving ME!

Hat tip to Sadie H.

Satanists Plan Rally for Florida Governor

Remember friends, the liberals will keep telling us that, "Everyone worships the same god...they are all just using different names!"

This is their world view and this is how they come to the conclusion that Muslims, Buddhists, Scientologists, Mormons, etc...are all worshipping the same god as Christians and Jews.

So I really wonder if these headlines will make the liberals scratch their heads??

Satanists planning rally for Florida Gov. Rick Scott

Florida Gov. Rick Scott may have earned himself a new constituency, but the devil is in the details.

Local news site reported that a group of Satanists plans to hold a rally outside Scott's office on Jan. 25 to support the governor’s signing of a bill that allows students to pray at school events.

"We've gotten such a response, it's just impossible for me to know what that translates into," Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves told WPBF, regarding how many will show up at the rally.

“You don’t build up your membership unless people know about you,” Greaves said in a separate interview with the Palm Beach Post. “So this allows us to get our message out in public. We’re hoping it will reduce the stigmatism.”

The Satanic Temple was launched in 2012 with what Greaves described as being “more or less an online community.”

The group’s website describes itself as being different from other, better-known Satanic organizations. Greaves said the rally is part of a larger ongoing effort at making the group’s beliefs more commonplace in mainstream discussions of religion and belief. From the website:

“Though we have far to go before public education leads to a mainstream embrace of our Satanic religion, we feel that our own public ‘coming out’ will go a long way toward raising the consciousness of the populace … and the social environment has never yet been better prepared for the welcoming of a new Satanic era.”

"The Satanic Temple embraces the free expression of religion, and Satanists are happy to show their support of Rick Scott who -- particularly with SB 98 -- has reaffirmed our American freedom to practice our faith openly, allowing our Satanic children the freedom to pray in school," the release continues.

So where does Satan come in? The temple believes he is "God's proxy" on Earth and represents the central role of knowledge and wisdom in life.

"Satan was the force of design that urged humanity toward refined pleasures of the Arts and Sciences," according the web site. "It was He who first brought the fruit of knowledge to Humankind that thereafter we might live not as naked brutes in the wild, but develop our cultural splendor into ever more aesthetically and technologically advanced heights."


And here;

It makes you wonder if Satanists asked to be present at the National Cathedral to be involved in Obama's inauguration could anyone say "no" to that?

If Obama is the Liberal in Chief and believes that ALL RELIGIONS ARE equally could he say NO?

You see friends, once a society comes to the conclusion that there is NO TRUTH...but that TRUTH IS WHATEVER YOU BELIEVE....then the foundations of society will come apart rather quickly.

"I worship the goddess of Aphrodite.  We demand that you allow us to have Temple prostitutes to worship her!"

"I worship Allah, the one god who has no helpers and we demand that you give us jobs that don't require the handling of pork, alcohol or talking to Jews."

"I worship Satan who is the Prince of this Earth and we demand that you allow us to share equally in the prayer opportunities of high school commencements and Presidential inaugurations."

"I worship Mork from Ork and he demands that we watch gay-porn 5 times per day with the TV facing the east."

The list goes on and on. 

Lord help us, for we know not what we do!

Hat tip to Tony E. and Becky M.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Obama and Israel Headed for a Clash

This headline should make us all get serious about prayer for our nation.

Obama, Netanyahu seem headed for US-Israel clash
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's premier on Wednesday dismissed President Barack Obama's reported displeasure with his hard-line policies toward the Palestinians, a sign that the two could be headed for a showdown.

Polls suggest Benjamin Netanyahu is poised to win Israel's elections next week and continue in office.

This week an American columnist with close ties to the White House described Obama's disdain for Netanyahu, warning that Israel's all-important relations with the U.S. could suffer in unprecedented ways if the Israeli government doesn't change its policies.

Such a clash would come at a tense time when regional developments appear to be working against Israel.


The Bible clearly tells us that Israel will be ALL ALONE in the Last Days.  This prophecy appears to be coming true right before our very eyes.

Of course America has always been Israel's greatest ally...and our blessings immediately followed.

And of course the PROUD POLITICIANS in Washington have NO IDEA that our blessings have come BECAUSE OF our SUPPORT OF ISRAEL...and that our CURSES will continue coming as we start cursing Israel.

"I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you." says God.

We elected Obama.  He is the leader of our it or not. 

Please continue to pray for him.  Pray that Jesus Christ will touch his heart and give him a love for Israel and a love for the Word of God.

Global Warming Protesters Met by Snow

Yes it's true....God must have a sense of humor.  Maybe He wants to present a little 'comic relief' for all the Watchers who are gathered around in the 4th dimension (with programs in hand?), watching this grand drama on earth play out.

God told us that in the last days the wisdom of the wise would vanish and that the intelligence of the intelligent would disappear.  He also told us that the Bible would be considered as FOOLISHNESS to those who are NOT children of the light.

With that as a backdrop, this headline caught my eye on Google News today;

Global warming protesters met by freezing weather and snow

Environmental activists were ironically met with freezing weather and light snow flurries on Monday while protesting global warming outside the Washington state capitol building, reports the Olympian.

“Climate and weather are two different things,” activist Paul Pickett was told the bundled-up crowd, adding that climate “is long term and weather is what happens daily.”

The so-called Climate Crisis Rally lasted four hours and focused on efforts to stop construction of a coal export terminal to ship U.S.-mined coal to coal-fired power  plants in China. The Olympian reports that the public has until Jan. 21 to give their input what it wants covered in an environmental impact study about the coal terminal.

“Global warming used to refer to the globe,” said Kreutzer. “The year 2012 was not the hottest year ever globally nor was it even the hottest year of the past 34 (since accurate satellite data have been kept). It was not the second hottest or the third hottest or the fourth hottest.”

“According to the climate models that are supposed to worry us, global warming should be accelerating,” Kreutzer added. “Instead world temperatures have flattened out over the past 15 years. Note that China is in the middle of a record-breaking cold winter.”

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Yes, we ARE SUPPOSED TO BE STEWARDS of the planet...which means we are supposed to care for it in a reasonable we are to do for all the gifts God gives us.

However, those of us with a BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW understand that we are on a huge rock, spinning through space without a steering wheel, and are kept exactly the correct distance from the sun in order to keep us from FRYING OR FREEZING. 

And who takes care to steer this huge rock for His Glory? 

God the Heavenly Father!

Will this earth end ONE SECOND before God says so?


Do we believe that the RECORD COLD, RECORD HEAT, RECORD DROUGHT and RECORD FLOODS along with record quakes, strange animal behavior and all eyes focused on Israel point to GLOBAL WARMING? 


We believe it to be the BIRTH PANGS that our Lord told us to watch for.

The Luciferian Elite and Destruction of America

Many of you have heard me ask questions like, "Why is there a pyramid with an eye on the top of it on the back of $1 bills?  And why does it say NEW WORLD ORDER in Latin?"

Or..."Who are the Nephilim of Genesis 6 and is it possible that God sent the flood to destroy ALL FLESH because Satan and his demons had 'corrupted' that flesh?"

Or..."Why are millions of folks reporting seeing UFO's and being abducted by 'aliens'?"

Or...."Who gave the Mayans the map of the stars and taught them to tell time using the stars, 900 years before man invented the telescope?"

Anyway, the questions go on and on.  For me many of them were answered once I understood what  1 John 5:19 says, "We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one."  Yes, he did say the WHOLE WORLD.

Of course this is confirmed when Satan is referred to as the Prince of the Earth and also as the Prince of the Powers of the Air.

With that being said, a reader sent me this article that connects a lot of these dots.  Again, let me be clear...I AM NOT SAYING THAT ALL THIS IS TRUE....however, I do believe that it may explain a lot of strange things going on and it is worth it for some of you to dig into these topics and see if you can confirm any of them by using scripture.

Everything you see happening around you is not the product of random chance. Millions have been brainwashed into not seeing the obvious, that the destruction of America is a planned event that was conceived before 1776. Sir Francis Bacon, a Rosicrucian, planned for America to be the New Atlantis and the center of the New World Order before America became a nation.

At the beginning of our nation we had a clash of worldviews. Many of our Founding Fathers had, to varying degrees, a Biblical world view. Others were Deists and many were part of the secretive Illuminati. The Rosicrucian movement traces its roots all the way back to a Nephilim leader called Nimrod and the Tower of Babel. The Tower of Babel in Babylon was to be the capitol of the first one world government, one world economic system and one world religion. The Tower of Babel was built to worship the host of heaven who were star gods… fallen angels who had come from the stars. It was the fountainhead of all the mystery and Luciferian religions.

The purpose of Nimrod building the Tower of Babel was to construct a stairway or gateway to heaven. Nimrod wanted to be like God. The Tower of Babel was literally a stairway to the stars, a way to enter the dimension that God inhabited. The purpose of the tower along with what are called stargates is to create something like a wormhole or portal, where the gods from the stars (the fallen angels,) would pass through.

Nimrod had access to highly advanced scientific knowledge, which was apparently passed on by these god-men from the stars, which flourished before the Flood of Noah and was used to build entire advanced civilizations like Atlantis and Thule. God judged Babylon because He understood their real motive was to be become gods.

Although Babylon was destroyed the secret knowledge has been passed on through numerous secret societies throughout the ages such as the Illuminati, which was officially formed in 1776. The invisible hand of the Illuminati has been at work in America, Europe, and the rest of the world, controlling global finance, politics, wars, science, education, religion and society. The term Illuminati comes from the words “illumined ones,” which comes from the Lucifer, which means “the shining one.” At the root of this occult belief system is the worship of Lucifer or Satan. Lucifer has an organized army built with the hierarchal and organizational structure of the pyramid. The eye of Horus in the pyramid of the U.S. dollar is the eye of Lucifer and it symbolizes the control of America and the New World Order by the Illuminati.
"Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government." -- Henry Kissinger in an address to the Bilderberger meeting at Evian, France, May 21, 1992, as transcribed from a tape recording made by one of the Swiss delegates.
This plan has been spoken of out in the open; it is fully documented and has been written about in books and articles for over 100 years. It was never a secret! In order for anyone, including political leaders, media, and Christian leaders not to have known about it, they would have to have gone out of their way to willfully close their eyes. If someone tells you they love you and care for you and say they are Christians, is it not their most minimal duty to be faithful Watchmen?
I would say to you today that there is a collective conspiracy or agreement among those who claim to be proclaiming the truth to deny the truth. It is both spiritual and psychological denial and there will be a day of accountability.
We are seeing how it did not begin in America or Europe; it began in Babylon. The Babylon in Revelation 18 & 19 is rising before our eyes, as is the dawn of the Luciferian era, or the “New Aeon,” which is an occult term for the new world order. The questions you need to ask are:
What do I do about it?
What is my responsibility?
Is there anything I can do to prevent it?
There is no simplistic answer to these questions, for they are difficult. The one thing we must remember, and not in the escapist sense, is that there is a Personal Living God on the Throne of the Universe. The root of the Luciferian era is Satan’s revolution against God with one third of the angels that fell from the stars.
Here is one thing I do know;  Satan is VERY powerful and VERY deceptive.  If you aren't armed with the Word of God and putting on the FULL ARMOR OF GOD (Ephesians 6) every is going to be hard NOT TO BE DECEIVED.
Something wicked seems to be coming for planet earth.  Millions (if not billions) of people can feel it.  That's why people are buying guns and ammo.  That's why the Arab Spring continues to spread.  That's why millions started freaking out about the Mayan Calendar ending.  That's why thousands headed to a pyramid shaped mountain in France to await the aliens to come pick them up.  That's why thousands of people will believe that actor, Tom Cruise, was actually put on earth to fight aliens through his religion of Scientology.
The list goes on and on.
Let Jesus Christ transform your mind as you love Him with all your strength, all your mind and all your soul.  Jesus promises that NONE that the Father gave to Him would ever be snatched out of His hand.
Hat tip to Bob K.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

China Says to "Prepare for Worst" with Japan

The rumors of war continue to build all around the world...and this one happens to be a BIG ONE because it involves China and Japan...the 2nd and 3rd biggest economies in the world.

China Newspaper Says To 'Prepare For The Worst' After Military Confrontation With Japan In The East China Sea
After repeatedly flying surveillance aircraft into disputed airspace with Japan, which made Tokyo scramble F-15s in response, China sent fighters of its own on Thursday into the East China Sea.

A Friday press release out of China confirms the incident began when Beijing was flying a Shaanxi Y-8 on a "routine Thursday patrol" over the "oil and gas fields in the East China Sea."

An editorial in China's state-run Global Times called this possibility, "a step closer to war," warning a military clash is "more likely" while its people need to prepare "for the worst." With a U.S. presence so close at hand to where these Japanese decisions are being made, and tactical practices employed, we can hope for at least a bit of immediate tempering.

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That would really rock the world...wouldn't it?  China, Japan and America starting to trade military jabs....#1, #2 and #3 economies....can you say the word 'GLOBAL CONFRONTATION'?

Also please remember that Japan has over 200% debt to GDP ratio, and America has 100% debt to GDP ratio....and we owe China $1trillion dollars and also owe Japan $1trillion dollars. 

According to some analysts, China now owns enough debt to collapse our financial system at any time of their choosing...and if China destroys Japan's economy...Japan ALSO owns $1 trillion that they demand repayment America should probably be pretty concerned about a shooting war between China and Japan.

As of July 2012, $5.3 trillion or approximately 48% of the debt held by the public was owned by foreign investors, the largest of which were China and Japan at just over $1.1 trillion each.


California "Back from the Abyss"

We have posted about California and their problems MANY times...most recently on the EPIC COLD SNAP they had.

Today we found an article that seems to be full of GOOD NEWS for the Golden State.

California has been Exhibit A for the fiscal upheaval that has rocked states throughout the recession. Year after year, California officials reported bigger and bigger deficits and sought to respond with spending cuts that left the state reeling.

So it was something of a moment when a jaunty Gov. Jerry Brown strode before cameras here on Thursday to present his budget for 2013-14.

“The deficit is gone,” Mr. Brown proclaimed, standing in front of an array of that-was-then and this-is-now charts that illustrated what he said were dramatic changes in California’s fortunes.

“For the next four years we are talking about a balanced budget,” he said. “We are talking about living within our means. This is new. This is a breakthrough.”

Mr. Brown was not just talking about a balanced budget. He projected that the state would begin posting surpluses starting next year, leading to a projected surplus of $21.5 million by 2014, a dramatic turnaround from the deficit of $26 billion — billion, not million — he faced when he was elected in 2010.

Now, Mr. Brown said, he wanted the nation to look to California, and to his example. He promised a combination of “fiscal discipline and imaginative investment” to complete the state’s restoration.

“I would like to do something that would make California a leader and an example of what America has to do,” he said.


OK....I hope Gov. Brown is NOT SMOKING MEDICINAL MARIJUANA....and that CA has not only come back from the dead, but is actually so full of life that the rest of America can copy them and also come back from the financial abyss!

That would be awesome!

Sorry to be the spoiler...but I'm not buying it.

"Pride comes before the fall," warns the Bible...and when 'jaunty Gov. Brown STRODE before the cameras...' and then announces that CA has it SO FIGURED OUT that the rest of the nation should come see CA so we can all watch and simply doesn't add up.

In this paragraph, Gov. Brown even seems to be rebuking me (I'm kidding) for all the false accusations I posted about their problems.  "Mr. Brown, in presenting his budget, suggested that the turnaround should be a rebuke to “a couple of characters” who have “written off California as a failed state,” a reference to conservative commentators who have, for a year, questioned the state’s economic policies and its very future."

Please remember what Christ said when asked about what the condition on planet earth would be when He returns for His bride...he said that life would pretty much be "normal" with people marrying and giving in marriage,(making long term plans) eating and drinking and basically TOTALLY CLUELESS until the flood came and took them away.

In the same way, while America MIGHT COLLAPSE INTO ANARCHY before Christ also might be that the MAD SCIENTISTS who are cooking our global money system/Ponzi scheme...may be allowed to cast their spells a while longer so that EVERYONE starts saying "peace and safety"...and thereby leading many to believe that EVERYTHING IS FINE!

To come to that conclusion while ignoring Israel, drought, famine, war, rise of Islam, record heat, record cold, men being lovers of violence, etc....would hardly be advised.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin Scheme

Last week the news was all aflutter about the "Trillion Dollar Platinum Coin" that should be minted by the Treasury Secretary so that Dems and Repubs can avoid having a rational discussion about debt limits.

Of course, this seems like a desperate move....floated by Democrats who seem incapable of cutting anything.

When do nations start floating desperate ideas?....when their financial condition becomes desperate.

Jan 14, 2013
The $1-Trillion Coin Scheme - A Sign of Desperation The folks in Washington DC have had tremendous success in maintaining the illusion that our national budget is on a sustainable path. As we near the breaking point, the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury have been forced to use more inventive tactics to keep the American economy from collapse. Even though the Fed is buying 90 percent of our nation's debt, and this would be called debt monetization in other settings, they have been able to maintain calmness by simply calling it "quantitative easing." The latest fiscal gimmick being talked about is the issuance of a $1-trillion coin in order to get around the national debt ceiling that is coming up next month. Since congressional Republicans are vowing to block any increase in the debt ceiling that doesn't include spending cuts, the White House could legally instruct the Treasury Department to produce a platinum coin with a face value of $1 trillion and give this to the Federal Reserve. The Fed would then credit the Treasury’s account with a trillion dollars that could then be applied to the general budget. One supporter of this idea is New York Times economist Paul Krugman, who says it deserves consideration in that it could help solve one of our country’s biggest economic issues. “By minting a $1 trillion coin, then depositing it at the Fed, the Treasury could acquire enough cash to sidestep the debt ceiling – while doing no economic harm at all,” Krugman wrote. When White House press secretary Jay Carney was asked about the platinum coin option to avoid the debt ceiling, he offered the Obama administration's support in a roundabout way. He was asked three times to weigh in on the plan, and each time he refused to say anything negative about it. I don't understand why they focused on $1 trillion as the face value for the coin. If a mint is going to produce this coin, there will most likely be more than one. Just 100 of them would be equal to the global GDP. If I was pushing this scam, I would suggest making them have a $10-billion face value. A trillion dollars worth of these coins would fit nicely into a small bag that could be easily presented to Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke. The liberal media has been incredibly supportive of this nutty idea. Normally, when something is proposed that falls outside the realm of rational thinking, a healthy dose of critical thinking is called for. I watched three major networks lay out this scheme without allowing for any rebuttal. The plan is so crazy it deserves the type of mockery that I found on various financial blogs. Charles Hugh-Smith of OfTwoMinds had this comical comment: "The $1 trillion platinum coin saga took a surprising turn as the Central Bank of Mars has expressed interest in buying 100 of the proposed coins." There is another coin in the news that shows how a growing number of people are becoming aware of the inflation of risk. In the first week of January, there has been a massive surge in sales of silver American Eagles from the US Mint. The sales of these coins hit a record 3.94 million ounces, already surpassing the entire December total of 1.64 million ounces. If the United States of America mints a trillion-dollar coin, it would be a clear signal to our creditors that America is broke. Once faith in the dollar is lost, the financial charade is over. The Chinese and Japanese both have about $1 trillion in our Treasury bonds. I'm sure they are horrified to learn that we are giving serious consideration to a plan that would devastate the value of their net holdings. Our monetary system is based almost entirely on faith. The only thing backing our fiat money is the ability of our government to print more paper currency. Once the trust in the dollar is broken, we will eventually see the dollar decline in value. It's is no great secret to the holders of our debt that America is running a Ponzi scheme. There is no alarm on their part because they generally believe they can sell their bond holdings if the market turned sour. When people realize the U.S. is not a good investment, the change in sentiment will likely occur instantly, creating panic selling. The need for quick action ahead of the crowd reminds me of the 2003 fire at the Station nightclub that killed 100 people and injured over 200 others. A set of pyrotechnics ignited flammable sound insulation foam in the walls and ceilings surrounding the stage. Once the fire started, it only took 1 minute before the whole club was filled with deadly black smoke. Because the vast majority of people initially stood around watching the fire grow for the first 40 seconds, it only took 10 seconds for someone to move from the front of the stage to close enough to the exit to ensure their survival. We've had years to watch the hyperinflation fire grow in size with the issuance of a mountain of federal debt. Once a dollar collapse starts, history shows that the value of a currency can be largely wiped out in just a few days. I have several friends who have their entire life saving in government debt assets, and they refuse to take measures to protect themselves because they have an unwavering faith in the dollar. To be truly protected in this world, you have to be a believer in Jesus Christ. A stash of gold, guns, and groceries may rescue you from an economic meltdown, but it can't save you from the coming Tribulation judgment. The only cure for the curse of sin is faith in Son of God. “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:2-3).


Funny how many prophecy watchers are saying the same exact things, just like this guy says, "Once faith in the dollar is lost, the financial charade is over."

Did you also see that this writer believes America is running a Ponzi scheme?

Friends, now is the time to stay anchored to The Rock of Jesus Christ by staying deep in God's word and the promises told there.  EVERYTHING in this life as we know it could vanish like a dream...and if our faith has been in money and possessions....what good will we be if it all washes away like sinking sand?

Even so...Come Lord Jesus!