Saturday, February 23, 2013

Get Drunk and Party!!...In Israel!!

I believe we all know that Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and other cities, is a big drunken, lust filled party.  But what's the reason for the party??  Because Lent is coming!  And Lent is the Christian tradition of giving up something for Christ to prepare our hearts for Easter and the celebration of what Christ did for us on the cross.

And the WORLD takes what may have started as a holy event and says, "Let's get drunk, fornicate and party...because tomorrow a few of us may give up alcohol for Lent!"

So is that just the "Christians" who use the holy days as an excuse to get drunk?

Nope!  Below are excerpts from a Jewish writer in the Holy Land of Israel who writes about how the Jews are partying for Purim!

Going to Israel during a Jewish holiday wouldn’t normally be my idea of a good time. I haven’t set foot in a synagogue since I moved out of my childhood home nearly a decade ago, and many religious holidays – at least in my experience – tend to put too much emphasis on repenting, and not enough on drinking, dancing and setting off fireworks deep into the night.

But Purim – a holiday commemorating a time when the Jewish people living in Persia (modern day Iran) were saved from extermination in the fourth century BCE – is different. The booze-fuelled celebration, which takes place on the 14th day of Adar on the Jewish calendar (sunset of 23 to 24 February this year), is like Halloween, St Patrick’s Day and New Year’s Eve all rolled into one.

So in attempt to be a good Jewish boy for the first time in a long time, I found myself wearing a sombrero and pink light-up glasses on a rooftop in Jerusalem’s ritziest neighbourhood, overlooking the lights of the stacked houses below, taking yet another shot of arak to shouts of “L’Chaim” (cheers, literally “to life”).

Before my arak-drenched boozefest commenced, an Israeli friend explained that there are three things you are supposed to do on Purim: read the Megillah (the relevant section of the Talmud, the central religious Jewish text), give tzedakah (charity), and throw on a disguise and proceed to do as the Talmud states: "drink until you can’t tell the difference between Blessed is Mordechai and Cursed is Haman”. Mordechai is the hero of the Purim story, and Haman, the villain.

Growing up in the Detroit suburbs, I had never associated Purim with drinking. It had always been a time for playful laughter and bobbing for apples, and the celebration was always reserved for synagogue. But in Israel, all these years later, Purim was all around me. It flowed out of temples and into the bars, in the streets, on balconies and rooftops. I learned that Haman was basically a biblical-age Hitler, and in celebration of being saved from extermination at his hands, people set off firecrackers, dance in costumes and drink quantities of booze that would have made Hemingway think twice.

No longer was it the exemplification of joyful innocence; now Purim embodied a new kind of spirit – one that had killer cleavage, a short skirt and cat ears. And it was way too inebriated to be walking in those heels.

If this is what religious holidays are like, I decided, sign me up.

Here:  http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20130218-a-shot-of-religion-in-the-holy-land/1

So sad!  He thinks REPENTING is a real drag....but boozing and partying is AWESOME!

Sounds familiar to the millions of people all around us too.

I am quite sure that God is NOT PLEASED with taking a true story from the Bible about a day when God delivered the Jews from genocide...and those same Jews have turned it into a day of drunkenness and debauchery.  A time to get so drunk you can't tell the difference between Mordecai and Haman.  A time to look for "killer cleavage in a short skirt" who is so drunk...that maybe you can "get some".

God clearly doesn't care for lust, fornication, drunkenness and making a mockery of His Holy days.

How many Jews in Israel have their hearts FAR AWAY from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?

What day is coming for Israel?

The Day of the Lord....a Day when 2/3 of the world's Jews will be killed.  A Day when "if those days were not cut short (by Jesus return)...no flesh would survive."

Everywhere in the world appears to be turning Godless...even right smack dab in the middle of Jerusalem.

Lord help us!  Lord save your Holy people, the Jews!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Losing Control of Monetary Policy?

The hints that our monetary policy is on the edge of the abyss are starting to pop up everywhere?

Does anyone see this?  Or are we just running around eating, drinking, marrying and giving in marriage...as if NOTHING BAD COULD EVER HAPPEN?

Here is a SERIOUS name hinting that the Ponzi scheme that the Federal Reserve is involved in could end up in real big trouble.

Four economists, including a former Federal Reserve governor who has co-written research with Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, warned that losses from the central bank’s more than $3 trillion balance sheet could lead to the Fed losing control of monetary policy.

“The combination of a massively expanded central bank balance sheet and an unsustainable public debt trajectory is a mix that has the potential to substantially reduce the flexibility of monetary policy,” the economists write. “This mix could induce a bias toward slower exit or easier policy, and be seen as the first step toward fiscal dominance. It could thereby be the cause of longer-term inflation expectations and raise the risk of inflation overall.”

The economists say that the Fed could incur substantial losses that might occur when U.S. deficits are still high and Congress and the White House have been unable to put fiscal policy on a sustainable trajectory.

Here;  http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-22/economists-warn-fed-risks-losing-control-amid-budget-deficits.html

Losing control?  Substantial losses?  How can we avoid that?  By putting fiscal policy on a sustainable trajectory.

Ummmm.....yeah....that's not gonna happen.

We can't even agree on a few BILLION of cuts....forget about a few TRILLION in cuts.

Who was this guy anyway?...some no-name quack??

Ummm...no....it was Ben Bernanke.

"Please stay seated in you cart until the ride comes to a complete stop...then exit on your left."

Was Jesus a Liberal?--Part 2

Thank you for some of the comments and wise counsel I received after posting Part 1 of WAS JESUS A LIBERAL, this morning.

Here is what I ended up writing in response.  I pray that my words come across as CONFIDENT and not PRIDEFUL.  I also remember that the WORD OF GOD WILL NOT RETURN VOID.  If we put it out there....something will happen.

ME:
Sorry guys....I'm out. I could dismantle (relative #1) comments all night. Sadly,
you have missed the purpose and point of Jesus' mission.

He didn't come to make us all Democrats or Republicans, and he didn't come
to save the world...He came to offer you eternal life if you would REPENT of
your sins and BELIEVE in Jesus alone. "No other name is given under heaven
for the salvation of men." Not the Dalai Lama, Muhammad, Krishna, Buddha,
Confucius or any other name you can make up. "No man comes to the Father
but through me." -Jesus-

Funny how sending an FBI chart on the lack of rifle murders turns into a
conversation on Jesus....( was that (relative #1) who just couldn't resist throwing
his name into the discussion?)

17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to
save the world through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but
whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not
believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. 19 This is the verdict:
Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light
because their deeds were evil. John 3

Jesus has clearly warned and offered the FREE GIFT that can't be
earned...but the gift has to be accepted. Jesus said in Matthew 7,

13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the
road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is
the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find
." -Jesus said, right after the "judge not" passage that Steve has often
quoted-

Everyone has to make a decision on Jesus and who He is....either he is a
pathological liar who made all sorts of crazy claims or He is EXACTLY who He
said He is....God, the creator of you, me and everything in the
universe....you can't have it both ways.

Now!...back to rifles, criminals and more laws being written for the
criminals to try and obey! : )

Peace,
DL


Relative #1:
I didn't didn't say Jesus would be a Democrat. I said he would more likely
be a disruptive LIBERAL today as he was in his day.

So, perhaps I'm misinformed. I'm open to the fact that I don't know
everything. Show me the list of CHRIST-LIKE INITIATIVES proposed and
championed by conservatives (of either party). If that list is longer than
than those proposed by 'liberals' (of either party), I'll concede.


OK...so now he is now asking to see CHRIST-LIKE initiatives offered by Republicans vs Democrats...and if the Republicans list (conservatives) is longer...than he will concede that Jesus is a conservative...and NOT a DISRUPTIVE LIBERAL!

Well??  At least he is thinking about Jesus...right?  Of course remember that his Jesus is an electric car driving, gay man who gives people free food and health care and organizes the community to get old people to the voting booths...so they can vote for Obama!  And then they can stop by the OCCUPY WALLSTREET protests to disrupt things while looking for SOCIAL JUSTICE!!

If it wasn't all so sad...you almost have to laugh!!

So now I feel like I am committed....I have a chance to give CHRIST-LIKE sentences to 4 lost family members.  I hope I did a Christ honoring job of it.  (I doubt Jesus would say "suck"...but I did)

Me:
Republicans and their initiatives SUCK! Democrats and their initiatives
SUCK! How many times do I have to say that? They have ALL bankrupted and
corrupted this nation. Democrat was just arrested for screwing little kids,
Republican was arrested for getting oral sex in the Mpls airport from
strange gay man, how many politicians have been accused of stealing money,
taking bribes, screwing interns, lying to us, signing laws making it legal
to kill babies, etc....

We have elected exactly the leaders that we deserve!!

This world is a sick and fallen place. Always has been! Read your daily
news and you will quickly figure out that many things seem to be spiraling
out of control on many fronts....exactly as Jesus and the prophets said they
would. Women killing their kids, Arab spring destroying cities, Muslims
blowing up each other by the thousands, strange meteors, Catholics screwing
little boys in the Vatican, 70% of black babies born out of wedlock,
nightmare conditions on the Indian Reservations, divorce exploding leaving
trails of troubled kids, porn exploding onto cell phones and damaging our
youth, 2000 college kids killed EVERY YEAR FROM BINGE DRINKING, murder and
mayhem EVERYDAY!

Do you think the Democrats or Republicans are going to fix that? Really?
Pull out your calculator and tell me what 4% interest on $17,000,000,000,000
debt is? And no budget in sight!! Awesome!!

Now here is the GOOD NEWS:

When we all take our last breaths, or a meteor hits us, or the Lord returns
(1 Thessalonians 4)...whichever comes first...you will not be asked ANYTHING
about your party affiliation, you views on guns, the balance in your 401k,
how big your house was, how often you went to church, how often you served
food at the homeless shelter, how much you gave to poor people, whether you
were Lutheran, Catholic or Covenant, etc....THE VERY FIRST QUESTION when you
open up your eyes in eternity will be..."Did you have a PERSONAL
RELATIONSHIP with Jesus Christ?"

I guarantee you all that the words you DO NOT WANT TO HEAR on that day is
Jesus saying these simple words, "Depart from me. I don't know you."

The fallen world would like everyone to believe that ANYTHING THEY CHOOSE TO
BELIEVE will be alright and that EVERYONE goes to be with their creator in
"heaven" or "nirvarna" or "reincarnation into better body" or you just dry
up and become dust forever....but I challenge ANY OF YOU to find the words
of Jesus/God that say ANYTHING even remotely close. He said it over and
over....ONLY ME!! END OF STORY! And yes, he said, YOU WILL ALL BE ALIVE
for eternity someplace.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whomever
should believe in him WILL HAVE ETERNAL LIFE." Period. Not "them" and
"anything you choose"...but HIM.

Philippians 2:10
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and
under the earth,

Whether you BELIEVE that or not really makes no difference.....The Lord said
that is exactly what is going to happen. So I would suggest that if you
haven't already, ask HIM to tell you if this is True and then decide if
Jesus was a pathological liar OR is He God? Logic dictates that you can't
have it both ways. You can't just say, "I think he was a pretty good guy",
because pathological liars aren't "pretty good guys....they are liars.
Peace,
DL


So after pouring out my "CHOOSE CHRIST BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE" salvation message....relative 3 now decides to chime in.

Relative #3;
In the mean time, how 'bout we stick to dealing with problems in the secular world?

And the crickets played on...chirp!...chirp!...chirp!

Friends, the word of God is foolishness to those whom are perishing.  Who is perishing??  ALL WHO REFUSE JESUS!

Please say a prayer for Relative #1, #2, #3 and #4.  God knows EXACTLY who they are.  Pray that they would ask Jesus to reveal himself and show them THE TRUTH!

Amen!

Was Jesus a Liberal?

A few days ago, I sent some family members an FBI CHART on gun murders.  We were debating on gun laws and I used the chart to prove that rifles murder very few people every year.  Pistols do the vast majority of the murders.

Anyway, I had mistakenly used the word "liberal" in my frustration after reading the MO Democrats proposal on banning certain rifles.  Evidently I had used the word as a "pejorative".

Here is how the discussion quickly unraveled into an attack on Jesus' nature and mission.

Relative;
Deny,

Every time you use the word "liberal" like a pejorative, you debase yourself as being on par with every other partisan hack uninterested in honest debate.

"Liberals" don't want to ban them. Some liberals do. Some don't. Joe Biden is a liberal. I'm a liberal (increasingly so it appears). Jesus was a liberal. I know conservatives who come down on different sides of this. I know gun-toting military and law enforcement guys who have killed lots of people who come down on different sides of this.
 
Me:
You are right...sorry. I had just seen the proposal from the MO Democrats and saw that the MN Democrats were studying their proposal and as I read their comments on “pistol grips” and “forward grips” and how they somehow make a gun more “dangerous”....I simply can’t understand their logic....because they aren’t using any. That’s like saying that every kid who puts racing stripes on his car now has a “dangerous” race car...and racing cars have no place on city streets. What??


As you can see from FBI stats, rifles cause VERY FEW deaths in America...and using this tragedy at Sandy Hook to roll out pictures of rifles to get the voters all whipped up, is...frustrating and dishonest.
 
Wait a second....Jesus was a liberal?? Hmmmm.....guess you would have to expand on that. 
 
ANOTHER RELATIVE NOW CHIMES IN:
Since I'm in the loop on this one, just a thought:

I think I would have to agree with (relative #1) on his observation about Jesus.
I've done a fair amount of reading about Jesus over the years, and I would
say he was a liberal. Certainly for a man in his place and time, his ideas,
preachments, and actions were liberal, and that eventually is what got him
in trouble with the Roman authorities. He was unorthodox and counter-culture
(the domination system that prevailed), and I believe that would be in his
time called what we might think of today as liberal.
 
OK....now our gun control debate has just shifted into a discussion on the nature and mission of Jesus Christ!  In their minds Jesus was a Prius driving, gay man who fed children and yelled at rich people who was killed by the Romans because he was a LIBERAL!!  AAARRRGGGHH!!
 
So do I stand and fight?  Do I walk away and pray?  Do I send the words of Jesus Christ?  Do I apolgize and turn the other cheek?  Do I just push them away from Jesus discussion and get back to the original debate on guns?
 
ME:
Liberal;Adjective
Open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.

Yes, I would agree that the PHARISEES and SADDUCEES would have CALLED Jesus
a liberal....but those same people were also IGNORANT as to what Jesus
really came to do. (Fulfill prophecy...offer Kingdom to Jews...offer grace
to Gentiles) That's why the JEWISH LEADERS demanded death. That doesn't
MAKE Jesus a liberal any more than it makes me a NEOCON just because I have
been called one.

Jesus never came to CHANGE ANYTHING and was certainly never willing to
discard traditional values or laws that God/Jesus had said during
PRE-INCARNATION (Old Testament). Jesus IS GOD so he was always WITH GOD
from the Beginning and said EVERYTHING that God said. To argue anything
else is to deny the Trinity....which would mean denying the Apostles Creed,
the words of Christ and the very core of Christianity.

Matthew 5:17
[ The Fulfillment of the Law ] “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.

Luke 18:31
[ Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time ] Jesus took the Twelve aside and
told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by
the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled.

So need to respectfully disagree on Jesus being a liberal looking to CHANGE.
He didn't come to abolish the current Law or ANYTHING the prophets or God
said...but ONLY came to fulfill everything that had already been said.

So by that definition...Jesus was a CONSERVATIVE.

For further discussion, please remember that Paul was a PHARISEE and was
involved in killing Christians whom HE THOUGHT WERE LIBERALS because they
were claiming Christ was God-in-Flesh....but as soon as Christ appeared to
Paul on the Damascus road...Paul's eyes were opened as to the Truth of
Jesus.

If you really want to continue studying the words of Jesus, look up how many
times the Gospels say "fulfill"....verses how many times "change" or
"discard" are used when describing Jesus' earthly mission.

The Word Became Flesh

1 In the beginning was the Word, (Jesus) and the Word (Jesus) was with God,
and the Word (Jesus) was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through
him (Jesus) all things were made; without him (Jesus) nothing was made that
has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all
mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not
overcome it.

In my humble opinion,
DL

 

Of course the other relative is now fit to be tied...and simply can't contain himself. In a fit to PROVE that Jesus was a DEMOCRAT who came to SAVE THE WORLD from Republicans, he comes back with this;

hmmm...lets see..does Jesus appear to put a higher value on taking care of
poor and sick people or further enriching the wealthy?

Would we guess that Jesus would be more interested in seeing that children
have a sufficient food and education or that MNCs with billions in cash
continue to get significant public handouts?

Would he congratulate the current Republican congress who, with millions out
of work, has voted 33 times to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and has
proposed 113 religion bills, 73 family relationship bills, and 36 marriage
bills, but no job bills?

Would he be more or less likely to befriend today's outcasts (gays) as he
did then (prostitutes). Did he endorse efforts to have their rights
restricted so that they would have fewer rights than others?

Would he agree that the richest country in the history if the world is right
to be more concerned about protecting the low tax rates of the wealthy than
ensuring everyone has equal access to affordable health care?

Would he be more likely for broadening civil rights or restricting them?

Do we think Jesus would be supportive of efforts to restrict old, sick, and
poor people from being able to vote? And that he would see it as fair and
honest to propose those changes a month before elections?

Would he say "right on!" when hearing that on MLK Day the VA GOP closed
their session with a tribute to Stonewall Jackson?

Would he be more likely to support a wage increase for the working poor, or
the businesses who wish keep profits high by keeping labor costs down?

These could go on all night...


So what would do?  What would you say?  You know this person doesn't know Jesus.  You want to defend your Savior...at the same time you want to offer the words of eternal life to this relative that you love before it's too late....so what do you say?


 
 
 
 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged!

Do you know what the most MISQUOTED VERSE in the entire Bible is?

Yep!  Matthew 7:1, "Judge not lest ye be judged." 

Have you ever had that verse thrown in your face as you are trying to explain the Gospel?  Or while you are debating someone on gay marriage or homosexual behavior?  Or when you try and tell someone that porn is damaging to your mind and body?  Or when you say that drugs, including pot, should not be legalized regardless of how many godless people shout for it?

As you can guess, I have had that verse thrown at me numerous times.  Most recently by an atheist in my family who had posted a Dalai Lama quote to his Facebook site.

Here is how the interaction went;

Relatives post on FaceBook;  "Quote from Dalai Lama; 'People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness.  Just because they're not on your road does not mean they are lost."

My reply;  ""For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” -Jesus-

Relative;  "Ahhhh...the irony... "

My reply;  Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

Relative;  Doubling down on irony, eh?

Me;  "Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!" -Jesus- : )

Relative;  "Judge not lest you be judged. Matt 7:1. Why do you look at the speck of dust in your brothers eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? Luke 6:41















The Fall of America

Most everyone who will be reading this blog would agree that the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is NEVER CHANGING.  He is the alpha and the omega...the beginning and the end.  What He did in ages past...He will do again.

So let's read what happened to the people of Judah as they ignored the word and call of God;

The Fall of Jerusalem
15 The Lord, the God of their ancestors, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place. 16 But they mocked God’s messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the Lord was aroused against his people and there was no remedy.  2 Chronicles 36

Wow!  The wrath of the Lord was aroused AGAINST HIS PEOPLE until it finally got to the point where it couldn't be stopped...there was no remedy!

Now cut and paste as to what is happening in America.  Even though Dr. Jeremiah, Chip Ingram, James McDonald, John McArthur, Chuck Swindol, and countless other preachers are broadcasting their messages on thousands of radio and TV stations at all hours of the day, warning us AGAIN AND AGAIN that we can not ignore God and need to seek peace with Jesus, AND ONLY JESUS....the nation is mocking them. 

Instead of repenting, humbling ourselves and begging God not to destroy this nation...we are actually INVENTING NEW WAYS to do EVIL.

A mother was just arrested for hiring strippers to do lap dances at her teen-age son's birthday party!  Men are screwing little girls while their mothers pimp them out.  Porn has blanketed the land and has invaded the minds of our 8 yr old children.  10 yr old children were arrested for plotting to kill a 10 yr old girl with a knife and gun.  A kindergarten class in CA were all caught at recess taken down their pants and performing oral sex on each other.  Dozens of female teachers have been arrested for having sex with their students.  The demands of gays to embrace their lifestyle has hit a fevered pitch.  Catholic priests by the dozens are guilty of sexually molesting little boys.  Posing to other gods through YOGA has become as common as the YMCA.  SNL feels no remorse of blaspheming Jesus Christ in front of millions of viewers....his death and resurrection made into something to laugh at.  Hollywood produces butcher movies and try to outdo each other with heinous ways of torturing and killing people...and sell it as entertainment to our kids...and 90% of parents say NOTHING except, "Oh well?...what are you going to do?", as they shrug their shoulders.  And the killing of innocent babies has now exceeded 50,000,000 over the past 40 years.

But the people of America continue to scoff at the very clear words of God, delivered by his prophets and broadcast by His preachers.

God is NEVER CHANGING.  America WILL BE DESTROYED....we just don't know when that day will be.

As for those of us who love Christ and believe His promises....we continue to listen for the trumpet call and spend our time working our spiritual gifts and warning those around us that TODAY IS THE DAY OF SALVATION.  Repent and turn to Christ to find peace with God....because the wrath of God IS COMING for this wicked place.

Even so, Come Lord Jesus!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Confused Minds of Liberals

You see friends, it really is pretty simple;  THE FEAR OF THE LORD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM.

What that really means is that people who don't fear the Lord might be incredibly book smart and may even invent some incredible things that gives them some incredible wealth....but at the end of the day, they are still terribly confused. 

Witness these articles that a writer from the WSJ picked up on from the liberal website called SALON.COM

Last November, Salon had an article about the woman who died in Ireland because she was denied an abortion to save her life.  Of course a story like that is more rare than lightning striking the woman....but SALON.COM would have none of that;

Here’s your horrible, heartbreaking reminder for today, world: When religion guides your government and reproductive rights are denied, women die.

Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old dentist living in Galway, was 17 weeks pregnant when she appeared at her University Hospital on Oct. 21, complaining of pain. Doctors there determined that she was miscarrying, but would not remove the fetus because it still had a heartbeat. Her husband, Praveen Halappanavar, told reporters this week that the hospital staff informed the couple that “This is a Catholic country.” Mr. Praveen who came to Ireland from India, told the staff, “I am neither Irish nor Catholic,” but they said they couldn’t do anything.

“The doctor told us the cervix was fully dilated, amniotic fluid was leaking and unfortunately the baby wouldn’t survive … Savita was really in agony. She was very upset, but she accepted she was losing the baby,” Mr. Halappanavar said. ”When the consultant came on the ward rounds on Monday morning, Savita asked if they could not save the baby could they induce to end the pregnancy. The consultant said, ‘As long as there is a fetal heartbeat we can’t do anything.’” It was only after the heartbeat stopped on its own that the fetus was removed and Savita was moved to intensive care. She died on Oct. 28 from septicaemia.

See whole article here; http://www.salon.com/2012/11/14/religion_keeps_a_woman_from_getting_a_life_saving_abortion/

So they use the ONE IN A MILLION case to trumpet how awful religion is.

Fast forward to Feb. 17, 2013 and we have the same SALON.COM coming out with an article about how religous people are now exploiting a woman who DIED FROM complications sustained from having an abortion.

Anti-choice activists held an anti-funeral Monday [3] outside the clinic where a 29-year-old woman died from abortion complications last week in Germantown, Maryland.

Hiding behind the façade of a “memorial service,” more than 150 anti-abortion crusaders exploited the death of a young woman to advance their hateful agenda. The anti-vigil draws comparison to the Westboro Baptist Church’s notorious funeral picketing. But, whereas the WBC overtly spreads their repulsive message, these anti-choice activists use far more insidious tactics.

“We understand how horrible this situation is,” said Michael Martelli, executive director of the Maryland Coalition for Life. “And really, we can’t imagine what the family is going through. The family is in no way any type of target.”

Yet, the protesters had no problem plastering the deceased woman’s face on signs brandished with the message: “Pregnant? Scared? We can help!” Apparently, the activists’ respect for family doesn’t go so far as not using a dead loved one as a political prop.

See that article here; http://www.salon.com/2013/02/17/extremists_exploit_woman_who_died_from_abortion_complications_partner/

So SALON wants to plaster a dead woman's face all over their site when she dies because she COULDN'T get abortion....but they are appalled when abortion protesters "plastered" a dead woman's face all over the place to who died FROM an abortion.

Hmmmm....double standard??

You see people...the liberals always want it both ways.  As I have stated before its because they can't help but make decisions from their FEELINGS and EMOTIONS.  They FEEL BAD that everyone in America can't have all the health care, surgeries and medicine that they want...no matter the cost.  But when confronted with the logical question of raising $ trillions to pay for this cause...they have no answer and can only snap back, "We are talking about some one's life here!!  Is it always about money to you conservatives?!"

Witness the gun control debate being championed by liberals...many who want to ban certain rifles.  Even when confronted with the FBI facts that rifles have been used to murder in less than 1% of all murders...they will dismiss the logic and say, "If even one life can be saved by banning rifles, it will be worth it!!"

Really?  Do they say the same thing about alcohol, marijuana, prescription drugs, sexually transmitted diseases that kill FAR MORE THAN GUNS? 

Of course not!....because they are FOR those activities, regardless of the death they cause.  But those dang, nasty, black guns that kill just a few folks per year....they just gotta go!!

Makes no LOGICAL sense.

I honestly don't know if I have ever met a serious student of the Bible who believes what it says and DOES what it commands...who has been a liberal.  Of course there may be many out there....I just have never met one. 

That's a little bit scary when you read,  1 Corinthians 1:18

  'For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.'
 
Hat tip to Tim H.

Greece Starts to Crack

We have been posting on Greece for more than a few years now as we have always believed they are a foreshadowing of what will ultimately come for America.

Greece lived beyond its means more many years.  Once they got into the European Union, they found they were able to borrow money and VERY CHEAP interest rates.  The lure of easy money was simply too great for the politicians and Greeks to say "no" to.  So they started down the path of EASY LIVING using OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY.

Sound familiar?

And now the easy money is gone, no one wants to loan them any more and to add insult to injury....THEY HAVE TO START PAYING BACK THE MONEY THEY BORROWED!

This sure sounds like the recipe for a collapse...and then anarchy.  And it looks like that day may have already started.  The social fabric of Greek society is starting to unravel.

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Looking out across a room full of reporters gathered to welcome French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday, Greece's President Karolos Papoulias gave a stark warning about the state of the country after three harsh years of government spending cuts, joblessness and tax hikes.
 
"We are faced with a societal explosion if any more pressure is put on society," he said.

Not only are Greece's 1.35 million unemployed unable to make ends meet, but a growing number of those still employed are struggling to feed, heat and clothe themselves — and pay the increasingly hefty taxes the government is relying on to turn the economy around.

Greece's largest union, the GSEE, has called a general strike Wednesday to protest a new series of austerity measures. It warns that the labor force — which includes a large public sector — has been too badly weakened to help the battered country recover.

The crisis has left 450,000 households with no one working, while a one-year limit on unemployment benefits — and strict rules to qualify for them — mean just 225,000 jobless Greeks are currently receiving monthly state assistance.

Maria Kanga, an unemployed mother of two, is worried about what she'll do when her assistance runs out this summer.

She was fired from a chain of record stores that went out of business last year. Along with more than 150 other employees, she was left unpaid for five months and then received no severance money.

According to union researchers, two-thirds of employees in the hammered private sector no longer receive regular pay. Adding to these problems are the large increases in taxes that Greeks have to pay.

"In other words, Greek workers and unemployed people may soon not have enough money left to pay taxes while covering their basic needs. If that happens, it would be the worst possible outcome for the Greek economy and Greek society."

That, he argues, could leave the government unable fully cover its own commitments — including wage and pension payments — causing even greater poverty.

When contacted by the Associated Press, officials the government's powerful new Department of Public Revenue refused to confirm widespread local media reports that 2.5 million tax payers will be sent notices starting next month demanding overdue payments.

"The question is when the tax capacity is used up ... Up until now, the state has fallen behind on payments to suppliers but it is able to pay wages and salaries," Robolis said.

"But if the situation gets worse I'm not certain it will be able to. If you look at other countries that went through a crisis ... when then they reached a certain point and the state told them they could not pay them, that's when the tension flared up."

Here;  http://news.yahoo.com/greeces-weakened-workforce-starts-crack-073509752--finance.html

Holy tension explosion!  You mean when people have no money, no food, no jobs, no hope and the government sends them a BILL FOR BACK TAXES...that tension could flare up?

I wonder who the Greeks will blame their situation on?  Gypsies?  Jews?  Turks?  Europe? 

Of course humans NEVER believe it was their own fault of electing politicians who promised them free money today with NO PAIN EVER!  It always has to be someone else's fault and certainly you aren't going to sit at home starving and watching your kids starve.  As tensions heat and money and products become even scarcer....people will break into family clans as they try and stick together to survive.  Once that happens, the Johnson clan will look across the street at the Goldstein clan and see them roasting a turkey and say, "Those dang Jews!  I never liked them anyway and now they are eating a turkey that SHOULD BE OURS!"

And that's when the tension will flare up and ultimately lead to violence.  When that happens will Europe have any armies willing to go in and separate the Greeks?  Or will the just send some musicians into Greece to sing them renditions of the song "Give Peace a Chance"?

Also, look for fiery politicians to take center stage who will start blaming their self-inflicted misery on others.  That's pretty much verbatim of how Hitler came to power.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Retail Apocalypse

The media is telling us that "things are getting better".  They tell us that "jobs are coming back."  They tell us that, "Housing is coming back."  And then they point to the stock market and say, "See!!  The Market is coming back!  We are saved!!"

So are we?

When you step back and take a look at the bigger picture, the rapid decline of some of our largest retail chains really is stunning.

It is happening already in some areas, but soon half empty malls and boarded up storefronts will litter the landscapes of cities all over America.

Just check out some of these store closing numbers for 2013. These numbers are from a recent Yahoo Finance article...
Best Buy
Forecast store closings: 200 to 250
Sears Holding Corp.
Forecast store closings: Kmart 175 to 225, Sears 100 to 125
J.C. Penney
Forecast store closings: 300 to 350
Office Depot
Forecast store closings: 125 to 150
Barnes & Noble
Forecast store closings: 190 to 240, per company comments
Gamestop
Forecast store closings: 500 to 600
OfficeMax
Forecast store closings: 150 to 175
RadioShack
Forecast store closings: 450 to 550

The RadioShack in a nearby town just closed up where I live. This is all happening so fast that it is hard to believe.

But the truth is that those store closings are not the entire story. When you dig deeper you find a lot more retailers that are in trouble.

Meanwhile, the U.S. economy is getting worse with each passing day.
If you doubt that economic conditions are getting worse, please read this article: "Show This To Anyone That Believes That 'Things Are Getting Better' In America".

When you look at the cold, hard numbers, it is undeniable what is happening to America.
And our leaders are not doing anything to fix our problems. In fact, most of the time they are just making things worse.

So buckle up and get prepared. We are in for very bumpy ride, and this is only just the beginning.

Here; http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/retail-apocalypse-why-are-major-retail-chains-all-over-america-collapsing

But what are Americans doing as the nation begins to unravel?  Watching lots of porn, drinking lots of alcohol, watching lots of TV, watching lots of sports and reading VERY LITTLE of their Bibles....which begs the question, "Who is America's god?"

Jesus said,

“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and THAT DAY will close on you suddenly like a trap.  Luke 21:34
 
What are you talking about, Jesus?...what do you mean by "that day"?....what day??

Monday, February 18, 2013

Online Porn at Age 11

I had read that in America, the average age for first viewing hard-core porn for little boys is now 8 yrs old.

Tragic.

Of course we won't do anything about it because anyone who tries to say its disgusting will be shouted down with FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

In Iceland, the average age for viewing porn is 11.  They don't seem to have anything against porn...but they do have a problem with violent porn...you know....where they beat the crap out of a girl and then rape her for the 'entertainment' of all the viewers.

Small, volcanic, with a proud Viking heritage and run by an openly gay prime minister, Iceland is now considering becoming the first democracy in the western world to try to ban online pornography.

A nationwide consultation has found wide support for the move from police and lawyers working in the field of sexual violence, along with health and education professionals, according to Halla Gunnarsdóttir, adviser to the interior minister Ögmundur Jónasson. Ministers are now looking at the results.

"We are a progressive, liberal society when it comes to nudity, to sexual relations, so our approach is not anti-sex but anti-violence. This is about children and gender equality, not about limiting free speech," she said. "Research shows that the average age of children who see online porn is 11 in Iceland and we are concerned about that and about the increasingly violent nature of what they are exposed to. This is concern coming to us from professionals since mainstream porn has become very brutal.

A strong consensus has been building, with people agreeing that something has to be done. The internet is a part of our society, not separate from it, and should be treated as such. No one is talking about closing down exchange of information. We have a thriving democracy here in our small country and what is under discussion is the welfare of our children and their rights to grow and develop in a non-violent environment.

"There are some who say it can't be done technically – but we want to explore all possibilities and take a political decision on what can be done and how."

Another, however, by Dr Tim Jones, a psychologist at Worcester University, concluded: "The internet is fuelling more extreme fantasies and the danger is that they could be played out in real life."

There is evidence of a massive rise in internet porn addictions and in the type of porn available becoming more hardcore. Women are reporting more relationship problems caused by their partners' porn habits and the number of indecent images involving children is escalating.

Here;  http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/16/iceland-online-pornography

Really?  You mean some folks wonder if watching a steady diet of women being beaten and raped might provoke someone to beat and rape some woman? 

Wow!  Fascinating!  Who could have guessed?

SNL Spoofs Jesus

Just so you are aware how folks feel free to spoof Jesus (some would say blaspheme Jesus), please watch this Saturday Night Live skit that recently aired.

Here;  http://www.hulu.com/#!watch/457671?playlist_id=1259

As you are watching Jesus and the disciples doing all sorts of things never done, ask yourself this one simple question;  Would the daring people of SNL be so brave as to make a funny skit about Muhammad?

Or would they be too terrified of having Fatwas (death orders with cash rewards) put on their heads and maybe even starting riots all through the Muslim world?

Of course this PROVES that violence does work to intimidate people...when Islam is one of the most spoof able religions on earth and SNL is scared to touch it.

How sad that in America comics free to blaspheme and make fun of the TRUE CREATOR of the UNIVERSE....but are terrified to make fun of Muhammad and/or Allah...who are both clearly Satanic in origin.

Surprise!! Adam Lanza and Violent Video Games

Finally!!  Maybe the liberals who believe that "black, scary looking guns" are what caused the murder at Sandy Hook Elementary, will see the problem is much deeper?

Connecticut police found thousands of dollars worth of violent video games in the home of Adam Lanza, who mercilessly gunned down 20 children and six teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December.

During a search of the Newtown home he shared with his mother, Nancy Lanza, who also died Dec. 10 at the hands of her son, authorities discovered what appeared to be dozens, if not hundreds, of graphically violent games, the Hartford Courant reported.

The sad discovery has led detectives to investigate whether Lanza, 20, who turned one of his rifles on himself, may have been mimicking a gory scenario in one of the violent games he so loved to play.

Police are also looking into whether Lanza, who was said to have bonded with his mother at gun ranges, was emulating a scenario that he may have seen at one.
Lanza, who had Asperger’s syndrome, has been described by family friends as a lonely young man who isolated himself in his bedroom for hours, if not days, while playing violent video games.

Here;  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/violent-games-provide-motive-newtown-massacre-article-1.1266643

Oh man!  I'm guessing the media is going to be all over this story!!  They have the smoking gun that caused the murders at Sandy Hook!!  It was video games that taught him that MURDER IS ENTERTAINMENT!

I'm sure very soon Obama is going to come out and speak against his Hollywood friends who have made billions off of selling murder, violence and porn through movies and video games....selling them to our most innocent consumers, young children.  I'm quite certain that Team Obama is going to soon come up with a way to ban these heinous products and make it a felony to sell murder as entertainment!

Right!!  Please don't hold your breath.

Nope....they got a whole slough of willing liberals who know NOTHING about guns...now believing that 'black guns with scary looking features" are the real problem in America!  It has nothing to do with ANYTHING else but those DANG BLACK GUNS!!

Friends, we have some REAL DEEP PROBLEMS in our society.  We have allowed millions of our young boys to be raised watching GORY MURDER MOVIES as entertainment and MURDER VIDEO GAMES where they score lots of points for murdering anyone they can while role playing their way through the game.

And THEN when a few of them actually do raise up and murder....we want to act all outraged and surprised.

"I can't believe it!!  Adam was always such a nice boy!  He loved his video games and movies!  He would spend days all alone in his room just playing these games and watching movies all by himself!  He had never hurt anyone before this!  I wonder what could have possessed him to do such a heinous thing?"

Lord help us.

Where Does Money Come From?

Is there one person in a thousand that could actually write a paragraph on where money comes from?

Probably not.

Why?

Because we BELIEVE that SOMEONE ELSE has a good explanation for why our PAPER MONEY has value....meanwhile we just stroll around like sheep, assuming that someone will always bring us some grass to eat....oblivious to the dangers lurking all around us.

How is money created? If you ask average people on the street this question, most of them have absolutely no idea. This is rather odd, because we all use money constantly. You would think that it would only be natural for all of us to know where it comes from. So where does money come from? A lot of people assume that the federal government creates our money, but that is not the case. If the federal government could just print and spend more money whenever it wanted to, our national debt would be zero. But instead, our national debt is now nearly 16 trillion dollars. So why does our government (or any sovereign government for that matter) have to borrow money from anybody? That is a very good question. The truth is that in theory the U.S. government does not have to borrow a single penny from anyone. But under the Federal Reserve system, the U.S. government has purposely allowed itself to be subjugated to a financial system in which it will be constantly borrowing larger and larger amounts of money. In fact, this is how it works in the vast majority of the countries on the planet at this point. As you will see, this kind of system is not sustainable and the structural problems caused by such a system are at the very heart of our debt problems today.

So where does money come from? In the United States, it comes from the Federal Reserve.

When the U.S. government decides that it wants to spend another billion dollars that it does not have, it does not print up a billion dollars.

Rather, the U.S. government creates a bunch of U.S. Treasury bonds (debt) and takes them over to the Federal Reserve.

The Federal Reserve creates a billion dollars out of thin air and exchanges them for the U.S. Treasury bonds.

So why does the U.S. government go to all this trouble? Why doesn't the U.S. government create the money itself?

Those are very good questions.

One of the primary reasons why our system is structured this way is so that wealthy people can get even wealthier by lending money to the U.S. government and other national governments.

Here;  http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/where-does-money-come-from-the-giant-federal-reserve-scam-that-most-americans-do-not-understand

Holy illusion!!  You mean they are just creating a billion dollars out of thin air?  You mean this whole thing is one giant Ponzi Scheme created to make other people wealthy while the common man looses all his savings? 

Bernie Maddoff (the king of Ponzi schemes) was asked where he got the idea for his $5 billion scheme, and he replied from his jail cell, "From the Federal Government, of course."

Of course we KNOW this current system MUST FAIL so that the NEW WORLD ORDER system can come in. 

And of course, as is the problem with any massive bubble....you just don't know exactly WHEN the massive bubble is going to pop.

Hat tip to Kim H.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Russian Meteor=30 Atomic Bombs

The clean up is underway to repair the damage from the Russia meteor.

New York: The meteor that streaked across the Russian skies on Friday, injuring around 1,200 people, exploded with a force 30 times greater than the Hiroshima nuclear bomb, NASA scientists say.

The 55 foot wide rock with a mass of 10,000 tonnes lit up the sky above the Urals region, causing shock waves and damaging thousands of homes in an event unprecedented in modern times.


"It had an energy greater than (all) the weapons used in World War II," Bill Cooke, leader of the Meteoroid Environments Office at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, told the 'New York Daily News'.

The dazzling fireball burned brighter than the Sun as it unleashed nearly 500 kilotons of energy, around 30 times the size of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

Shock waves from the aerial explosion injured some 1,200 people and wrecked thousands of homes as residents cowered from the apocalyptic momentum in the city of Chelyabinsk, some 1497 km east of Moscow.


The meteor is the largest reported since 1908 when one crashed into Tunguska, Siberia, about 4828 km to the east.

"We would expect an event of this magnitude to occur once every 100 years on average," said Paul Chodas of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office.


Here;  http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/russian-meteor-exploded-with-force-of-30-hiroshima-bombs-332017

The power of 30 atomic bombs?  More energy than all the weapons used in WWII?  That sounds incredibly serious!

So on the news last night they asked an expert what would have happened if that 10,000 ton rock had NOT exploded in the atmosphere but instead had slammed into a city?  He said, "If that were to happen it would level every building in all of Chicago and its suburbs.  There would be nothing left standing from the shock wave."  To which the reporter said, "Every building leveled in Chicago?  You are talking about the deaths of MILLIONS OF PEOPLE from just one event!"  To which the scientist replied, "Yep."

OK...so no big deal right?  These things only hit earth every hundred years....and since it just hit Russia there is NO WAY another one is coming for 100 years...right?  Wrong!  ON AVERAGE an event like this happens every 100 years.

Now here is something else strange....the last event of this magnitude ALSO happened in Russia.  What are the chances of that?

You can see that story here where the shock wave leveled MILLIONS of trees in 1908.
http://history1900s.about.com/od/1900s/qt/Tunguska.htm

I do know that God is going to use fiery hailstones during the Tribulation.  I also know that Revelation says a fiery mountain is going to crash into the sea with cataclysmic results...so we can know for sure that this isn't the last 10,000 rock that is going to crash into earth.

Let's pray that this event will wake people up to our AWESOME GOD and that the FEAR OF THE LORD will lead them to the SAVING GRACE of JESUS CHRIST!