Friday, February 28, 2014

America's Most Godless Cities

Time magazine has an article that is reporting on America's most godless cities.  The research was done by Barna.

Notice how Time starts the if Sodom and Gomorrah are a joke....

America, you may have a new Sodom and Gomorrah.

The two least “Bible-minded” cities in the United States are the adjacent metros of Providence, R.I., and New Bedford, Mass., according to a study out Wednesday from the American Bible Society.

The study defines “Bible-mindedness” as a combination of how often respondents read the Bible and how accurate they think the Bible is. “Respondents who report reading the bible within the past seven days and who agree strongly in the accuracy of the Bible are classified as ‘Bible Minded,’” says the study’s methodology.

Christian missionaries can apparently steer clear of Tennessee, as the report suggests the state is the most devout in the union. Chattanooga was found to be the most Bible-minded city in America, a title it won from last year’s victor, Knoxville.

Overall, the study found an inverse relationship between population density and “Bible friendliness.”

“Not surprisingly, many cities in the East Coast continued to rank as the least Bible-minded in 2013,” says a press release.

Surprisingly, that den of sin called New York City didn’t make the top ten least Bible-minded cities, coming in at 89th in the list of 100. Suspecting New York’s large Jewish population may have rescued it from the bottom ten, TIME inquired as to whether the Torah counted as the Bible for the purposes of the survey. A spokesperson said questioners left it up to respondents to determine what they considered to be the sacred text, but the question asked was, “How many times do you read the bible outside of church or a synagogue?”

“We want people to know that whether you live in the least or most Bible-minded cities, the Bible can speak to your needs, challenges and concerns and help you make sense of your life,” said American Bible Society communications officer  Geoffrey Morin.

The full list ranked 1 to 100 can be seen below.


The Time reporter evidently thinks this is all kind of funny.  Of course Satan loves us to laugh at sin and to dismiss the idea of hell...or even worse, convince us that hell will be a lot more fun because at least there will be drinking and fornication to our hearts delight!!

Have you ever heard someone say, "I think I'd just as soon go to hell...because that's where all my friends will be!"  Ha ha ha ha!!!

Also notice the study found an inverse relation to the size of the city and Bible reading...meaning that the bigger the city the less Bible reading there is.

Why?  My theory is that as people get away from the agriculture roots they lose the connection between God and that no man will have an excuse.  If you live your entire life looking at marvelous buildings, bridges and subways you start to marvel at mankind...whereas if you see calves being born and crops being grown and harvested, you tend to be more amazed how God's creating in nature.

Anyway, if you want to be surrounded by Bible literate people...move to Tennessee!

If you want to move to a mission field...move to a big city out East.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Christians in Syria Better Behave or Face Death

While many Christians in America are sipping our coffee, sitting in padded pews and planning our new building projects...the war on our brothers and sisters on the front lines of the Satanic battle continues to go red hot.

A jihadist group in Syria has demanded that Christians in the northern city of Raqqa pay a levy in gold and accept curbs on their faith, or face death.

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) said it would give Christian residents "protection" if they agreed to the list of conditions.

The announcement came in a statement posted online.

Correspondents say ISIS is trying to implement an extreme interpretation of Islamic law in areas it controls.

Raqqa, seized by ISIS last year, was the first provincial capital to be completely in the hands of rebels.

The directive from ISIS, citing the Islamic concept of "dhimma", requires Christians in the city to pay tax of around half an ounce (14g) of pure gold in exchange for their safety.

BBC map of Raqqa and Damascus in Syria
It says Christians must not make renovations to churches, display crosses or other religious symbols outside churches, ring church bells or pray in public.

Christians must not carry arms, and must follow other rules imposed by ISIS (also known as ISIL) on their daily lives.

The statement said the group had met Christian representatives and offered them three choices - they could convert to Islam, accept ISIS' conditions, or reject their control and risk being killed.

"If they reject, they are subject to being legitimate targets, and nothing will remain between them and ISIS other than the sword," the statement said.

A group of 20 Christian leaders chose to accept the new set of rules, ISIS said.


Holy foreshadowing!!  Pay up to get into the system or face death!!  And 20 Christian leaders chose to accept the new rules.  Wow!!  What would we do if they had machetes held above our wives and kids heads?

A day is coming when the Antichrist will put together a new system.  In order to be part of that system you will need to take a mark on your right hand or forehead.  If you fail to do that you will not be allowed into the system and will have a very good chance of loosing your head.  If you DO take the mark, you will have no chance of having your name in the lamb's book of life...which means you will spend eternity where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Revelation 13:15-17
15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

Thank you Jesus that those who have trusted in you for our salvation will NOT have to endure this time that is coming.

1 Thessalonians 1:10
and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead—Jesus, who rescues us from the coming wrath.

Israeli Troops Using "Excessive Force"

Tiny Israel is in the front page of Google News AGAIN!  This time because their army is using "excessive force" in the West Bank.

Israeli forces are using excessive and reckless force in the occupied West Bank, Amnesty International says.

More than 40 Palestinians were killed in the past three years and the rate of killings rose significantly in 2013, a report by the human rights group says.

It alleges that Israel is allowing its soldiers to act with virtual impunity.

Israel said Amnesty had ignored an increase in Palestinian violence and showed a complete lack of understanding of its operational challenges.

According to the UN, 27 West Bank Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces last year, nine more than the totals in 2011 and 2012 combined.

Nine Palestinians in the Gaza Strip were reportedly killed by Israeli forces in 2013, while Palestinians killed three Israeli civilians and three Israeli security forces personnel in Israel and the West Bank.

Amnesty documented the killings of 22 Palestinian civilians in the West Bank last year, of which it said at least 14 were connected to protests. In all of the cases, those killed did not appear to have posed a direct and immediate threat to life, it said.

"Several victims were shot in the back suggesting that they were targeted as they tried to flee and posed no genuine threat to the lives of members of Israeli forces or others," the report said. "In several cases, well-armoured Israeli forces have resorted to lethal means to crack down on stone-throwing protesters causing needless loss of life."

"There is evidence that some individuals were victims of willful killings, which would amount to war crimes."

A spokesperson for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said Amnesty's report "wholly ignores the substantial increase in Palestinian violence over the past year, and shows a complete lack of understanding as to operational challenges the IDF is posed with".

A statement said there were more than 5,000 rock-throwing incidents, in which 132 Israeli civilians and military personnel were injured. In addition, there were 66 "further terror attacks", which included shootings, the planting of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), blunt weapon attacks, and the abduction and murder of a soldier, it added.

"Where feasible the IDF contains this life-threatening violence using riot-dispersal means, including loud sirens, water cannons, sound grenades and tear gas. Only once these tools have been exhausted and human life and safety remains under threat, is the use of precision munitions authorised," the statement added.

Hours after the report's publication, Israeli forces shot dead a Palestinian militant they had tried to arrest in the West Bank town of Bir Zeit.


America also has plenty of "occupied territory".  If you look at all the land we took from the American Indians and then forced them, at gunpoint, onto reservations where they have been languishing for more than a could be argued that we have treated them pretty poorly...but make NO MISTAKE, if they started attacking other Americans with rocks, hammers, explosives and firing missiles from those reservations...the US military would come down on them like an eagle on a rabbit!

The Syrian government has killed THOUSANDS of ARABS, Congo has had over 1,000,000 die its civil war, dead people in Sudan, Somalia, Egypt and now Ukraine has killed 80 protesters....but FOR SURE the front page of Google needs to point out the Amnesty International report citing "excessive violence" by the IDF.

Why?  Because Israel and Jerusalem are literally at the center of the world.  God has claimed it and named it as land for His people the Jews....and the world can't stand that, so every day something rumbles as the world tries desperately to wrench that land and that country from the Jews.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Near the Tipping Point?

It's an interesting thing to ponder....when, exactly, will God say, "Enough!"?

Of course, none of us can know the mind of God and certainly none of us can know His perfect timing in bringing all things about...BUT....this headline and news today makes me wonder if we aren't getting really close to provoking God to anger?

FDA Panel Mulls Technique That Creates Babies Using DNA of 3 People

Federal health regulators are debating a technique that would allow babies to be created from the DNA of three people.

The hope of the technique is to someday eradicate mitochondrial disease, which can cause epilepsy, blindness and more.

Researchers at Oregon Health and Science University have already used this technique to create five healthy monkeys. Now, they want to test the technique on a group of women who have the disease. They would use the mom’s egg, take out the mitochondrial DNA and use a donor’s mitochondrial. That way, the baby would get the traits of the mother and father, but with the donor’s healthy DNA.

Supporters call it gene correction, but critics say it’s gene modification and would be the dawn of “designer babies,” leading parents to modify their children’s eye color, intelligence, height and more. Critics say they’re worried about unintended consequences of this technique.

“This is a biologically extreme procedure that puts any resulting children at serious risk, and that breaks a long standing international consensus against producing genetically engineered humans,” Center for Genetics and Society’s executive director Marcy Darnovsky said.

Experts say they believe that the FDA will allow this technique in small trials.


Of course the critics are correct.  The lost people of this world in their desire to be famous and wealthy will undoubtedly come up with the idea to "create" a super human that has all the potential to be a tall, athletic, smart, white, NOT-bald, muscular BOY who will be an absolute delight and will certainly bring MUCH PRIDE to his 3, 4 or 5 different parents...all of whom had their genes involved.

Or how about the military?  You think they might LOVE to create some super-soldiers who have all the battle attributes needed to do any mission without fear and are capable of killing like a mindless robot??

"Oh are so hyper-dramatic!  That's NEVER going to happen!  This is just a wonderful way that we can all have healthy children...children who aren't too short, aren't too fat and won't ever go bald."

Wait a second....I'm just scratching my bald head here as I ponder the enormity of the doors that mankind seems WILLING to open.

"As it was in the days of Noah...."

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Why Are Most Bible Readers Conservatives?

I have had discussions with atheists who wonder why people who read the Bible tend to be conservatives and vote Republican.  You see, a lot of those people seem to believe that Jesus would be a liberal Democrat if he were around to vote today.

Of course you and I know the answer in that Bible readers are unanimously PRO-LIFE and believe it is NEVER right to kill a child for the sins of his parents.

We also believe that charity should start in the church and that those outside the church should be made jealous by what they see happening in the church and would want to come and see what they are missing.  Liberals believe they should show up at a government office and collect anything they need....because the government OWES them something.

Apostle Paul said that if a man won't work then he shouldn't eat.  Conservatives believe ALL of the Bible and would agree with when we see healthy people who are doing NOTHING but still collecting food stamps and living in "free" government bothers us.

There are many other reasons, but you get the idea.

So this morning I was doing devotions and it led me to the book of Ecclesiastes, which was written by King Solomon who just happens to have been the wisest man to have ever lived.  Well it turns out that Solomon gave us the reason long ago why Bible readers vote Conservative;

Ecclesiastes 10:2
The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.

As Paul Harvey would have said, "And there you have the rest of the story!"

Young Earth People Better Shut Up!

Last night we had a small group Bible study at our church and I asked for a show of hands of how many of the 20 people there believed the earth was very young, meaning 10,000 years or less.  All the hands went up.

So here is another area that persecution of Bible believing Christians is going to take the arena of those who believe in young earth and DENY billions and billions of years.  Of course those who DENY man-made global warming are also going to be a target of the angry atheist-liberal types.

Sir David Attenborough is one of the great naturalists of our time, celebrated for decades of peerless documentary making, an infectious love of the animal kingdom and that distinctive and enthusiastic whisper. Once criticized by campaigners for his reticence to address contentious issues, Attenborough is no longer willing to speak in hushed tones.

Sitting opposite the kangaroo enclosure at London Zoo, he told The Daily Beast he had lost patience with the “ignorance” of creationists, polluters, and climate change deniers. “To simply say that you must accept unquestioningly what you learned at your mother’s knee is not the act of an intelligent person,” he said.

In fact, Attenborough says he has finally grown sick of America’s attitude to climate change. “I think it’s very sad that people won’t accept evidence for what it says—it’s extraordinary that one of the wealthiest, materially advanced societies in the world can support irrational myths in that way,” he said. “That they should do it privately is up to them but since what they do effects that whole world it’s pretty serious that they should not accept that humanity has been responsible for these changes that are absolutely evident to everyone else.”

He has less time for those who deny the existence of evolution, however. “Every society in the world has found it necessary to produce a story to account for the fact that humanity is on earth,” he said. “The Australian Aboriginals think that the first humans were regurgitated by a great rainbow serpent in the sky, the people in Thailand think the beginning of the world was a huge pool of milk and a snake was pulled by demons, and the milk coagulated and that formed human beings and there was a time, two and a half to three thousand years ago, when people on the east end of the Mediterranean thought woman was made from the rib of the first man.

“If somebody says to me I believe every word of the Bible is true, you can’t argue against that degree of irrationality…there is actually a way of looking at the natural world and seeing the evidence and it’s all there. And what’s more it’s the same evidence whether it’s in Australia or Northern Europe or wherever. It’s all the same—it all produces the same answer and you can all see the evidence—if you reject that then there’s nothing I can say.”


Uh-oh....he has less time for those of us who deny evolution!!  That means we are idiots!!  If we can't see that life formed out of nothing, then became a fish which became a lizard, which became a squirrel which became a monkey which became a man....then WE are idiots!!  And soon we idiots will not be allowed to get science scholarships or maybe jobs....because we question OLD EARTH and man-made global warming.

Forget the FACT that there is NO EVIDENCE of one KIND of animal morphing into another KIND of animal.

Let's do a quick search of the Bible for the word, "fool" & "foolishness"...and see if this man fits into what the Bible describes.

Psalm 14:1
 The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.

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.

1 Corinthians 1:25
For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

1 Corinthians 2:14
The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 3:19
For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”

And lastly, we have a biblical answer for WHY so many Bible believers are conservatives and lean towards voting Republican...while atheists and liberals tend to vote Democrat.

Ecclesiastes 10:2
The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Sex With Cows

For those of us who raise cattle...this is quite disturbing.

Two Arrested After Sex Crimes Against Cows Were Caught on Tape

( Herkimer, NY )  A concerned farmer installed surveillance video in his barn after his cows became anxious and their milk production was drastically decreasing.  What he found to be the cause of the problem was nothing he would have ever imagined.  Two men were caught on tape engaging in sexual intercourse with multiple cows.

Michael H. Jones, 35,  and Reid A. Fontaine, 31, were each arrested for misdemeanor sexual misconduct after the unnamed farmer turned his taped evidence into authorities.  According to police reports, Jones had agreed to film Fontaine sexually abusing the cows, while not realizing they were both being filmed by the farmer.

Sex acts on animals is alarming, but what makes this crime more disturbing is the frequency to which they take place worldwide.  In 2008, Brazilian cleaner Getulino Ferreira Paraizo was accused of having sex with 400 cows.  He said he preferred the more tranquil animals.  Punishment for this behavior can come twofold, as the findings of a 2001 study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine states that men who have had sex with animals were twice as likely to develop penile cancer than their cow celibate counterparts.


Of course there are those who will say, "Hey, they were BORN WITH THAT DESIRE..and so they are only acting on behaviors that they are born with so cut them some slack!"

Are these folks the first ones to ever think about screwing a cow?  Apparently not...because over 3000 years ago, God laid down a very clear law....right next to the law about men not screwing other men.

Leviticus 18
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.

So the people in the Promised Land WERE having sex with animals BEFORE the Jews got there!

Can you even believe that the Journal of Sexual Medicine did a study on men who had sex with animals?

Wow!....what a fallen world we live in.

Did They Just Find a Nephilim Skull?

This is one of those articles that makes you say, "Hmmmmm....."

Paracas is a desert peninsula located within the Pisco Province in the Ica Region, on the south coast of Peru. It is here were Peruvian archaeologist, Julio Tello, made an amazing discovery in 1928, a massive and elaborate graveyard containing tombs filled with the remains of individuals with the largest elongated skulls found anywhere in the world. 

These have come to be known as the 'Paracas skulls'. In total, Tello found more than 300 of these elongated skulls, which are believed to date back around 3,000 years. 

A DNA analysis has now been conducted on one of the skulls and expert Brien Foerster has released preliminary information regarding these enigmatic skulls. It is well-known that most cases of skull elongation are the result of cranial deformation, head flattening, or head binding, in which the skull is intentionally deformed by applying force over a long period of time. 

It is usually achieved by binding the head between two pieces of wood, or binding in cloth. However, while cranial deformation changes the shape of the skull, it does not alter its volume, weight, or other features that are characteristic of a regular human skull. The Paracas skulls, however, are different.

"It had mtDNA (mitochondrial DNA) with mutations unknown in any human, primate, or animal known so far. But a few fragments I was able to sequence from this sample indicate that if these mutations will hold we are dealing with a new human-like creature, very distant from Homo sapiens, Neanderthals and Denisovans."

The implications are huge. "I am not sure it will even fit into the known evolutionary tree," Foerster wrote. He added that if the Paracas individuals were so biologically different, they would not have been able to interbreed with humans.


What????  Interbreed with humans??  Mutations unknown in any human?  What the heck could these things be??

Genesis 6:1  (parenthesis mine)
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.

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. They were the heroes of old, men of renown. (because they were hybrids with mutations from the angelic race)

Jude 1
5 Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord at one time delivered his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe. 6 And the angels who did not keep their positions of authority but abandoned their proper dwelling (and went into human women and had sex with them, they have a special punishment coming)—these he has kept in darkness, bound with everlasting chains for judgment on the great Day.

Think about it.....

Now start making a list of all the times throughout history where scientists said, "That Bible isn't accurate as we have never found evidence of (insert example)."....and then some decades later it turns out that Bible was EXACTLY CORRECT on EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS.

Makes me wonder if this is just one more example??

Are You Polyamorous?

As we have been saying all along....once you throw out "one man and one woman" as the ONLY definition of marriage then there will be no end to the new definitions that fallen man will come up with.

Hey men...when you were in college, did you find yourself in love with just about every woman you saw!  Wouldn't it be great if you didn't have to choose just one??  Did you know that you were born with the desire to have (sexually) as many women as would have you?  Yep!  It's all about man's evolution from the apes and how nature put it into a deepest desires to spread our seed among many women so that our genes would survive!  Have you EVER heard of "survival of the fittest" as taught in science class from 4th grade on??

So now why in the world would ANY society try to stop men from breeding with multiple women? Don't they realize they are going against nature and that Mother Nature always wins??

Gays in committed relationships have a “partner.” Polyamorous people like Diana Adams, who runs a Brooklyn-based legal firm that fights to offer traditional marriage rights to untraditional lovers, have a “primary partner.”

Primary partners because, well, polyamorists subscribe to the philosophy of being head over heels in love—or at least romantically involved—with more than one person at the same time. The Polyamory Society defines the practice as “the nonpossessive, honest, responsible and ethical philosophy and practice of loving multiple people simultaneously.”

“I remember from a very young age realizing that I was bisexual and that I tended to be attracted to many different people at the same time,” Adams told Roc Morin in a recent article in The Atlantic entitled "Up for Polyamory? Creating Alternatives to Marriage."

“I really think that polyamory for me is an orientation, like being heterosexual or homosexual," Adams said. "Humans in general have a hard time with monogamy. That’s always been the case. We used to have a sense that it was acceptable for husbands to go out and have other lovers, but with the shift to egalitarianism, rather than to say that woman could do that too, we’ve gone in the other direction.”

This mainstream media reporter went on to ask Adams the intimate details of her polyamorous love life, such as: What are the consequences of polyamory? What do your other lovers give you that your primary partner can’t? How do your different lovers get along with one another? What role does jealousy play in your relationships? How do you deal with those emotions? and How does your family view your lifestyle? Morin left few rocks unturned—and may have turned them if the answers weren’t potentially too pornographic for a mainstream publication.


And hey all you women out there!  Don't you realize how popular you will be with all the men if you wear really revealing clothes and then give the men (sexually) what they need?  It's all just for fun!  You only live why not grab all you can?!?  Don't you want to prove to the world how valuable you are by showing how many men desire you and want to share their seed with you?

Wow!  Can you see how the lies from Satan have taken full root in our sick and lost society?  God said he created one man and one woman for each other.  This is the core of the family system that God ordained for the raising of godly children.  And now Satan has come in full force and said, "Did God really say that man shouldn't have sex with other men?  Did God really say that you should only "become one" with your wife?  Did God really say that sexual intercourse was a reserved gift for the marriage bed?  Did God really say that he wanted you to control your lusts? Don't you realize you are just start acting like one!"

Lord have mercy!

"I used to be possessive about my girlfriend until I found out that her polyamory didn't turn me off; rather the reverse. And the more I thought about it the more I wanted some of her genuine cool about loving other people as well as me. It took a while but it worked for me."

I ask whether they're still together (they're not) and whether she is still polyamorous. He shakes his head. Apparently she wanted something different when she had a kid.

Is the child his? He shrugs. "I don't think so. She doesn't know for sure who the father is. Which is fine too; for a while I contributed financially, as did the others."


Hat tip to Julie E.

Covered With Ice

If burning all this fossil fuel is supposed to make the world warmer....why is the USA experiencing one of its coldest winters EVER?  And why are the Great Lakes almost totally covered in ice for the first time in decades?

New images released by NASA show 88 percent of the Great Lakes covered in ice. The last time the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes was that solid was in 1994, according to NASA. Since 1973, the average maximum ice extent was just over 50 percent. In four decades, the Great Lakes winter ice coverage has exceeded 80 percent just five times.


Of course, I'm not a scientist, so can only look around at what is happening all over the world...and what I read says things like;  worst flooding EVER, coldest EVER, hottest EVER, driest EVER, worst EVER, lowest EVER, highest EVER...or you will read quotes by observers that say, "In all our years we have NEVER seen anything like this!"

So what's going on??  The world is GROANING and God has given us these extremes as a wake up call.  Rest assured people, if the rain stops it's because God stopped it.  If a quake comes, God allowed it.  If a volcano erupts, God ordained it.

The world is not going to end until God says it will end.  He is the God of the weather just as certainly as Jesus calmed the storm.