August 30, 2015

Found at “Reasonable Faith” from Twitter:

http://tinyurl.com/nr7ze7h

The panelist on the video had said that the purpose of the miracles during the time of Christ was to establish his divinity, but one member of the audience asked why that reasoning does not apply today.  The panelists replies that people today do not need such miracles because there is enough evidence already.

He said God could write across the sky that this is all his, worship him, or some equivalent, it would “compel” belief, but anyone sincerely open to the truth has enough evidence available. He even quoted Pascal to that effect.

But consider the same reasoning they use for today applies to the time of Christ as well, and vice versa. All of it. Science today offers more evidence for the Bible than ever before available to mankind, save those who witnessed direct miracles.

And consider that Jesus Christ was also rejected by the rulers and the peers of his own generation, and that was the generation that witnessed those same miracles.

Believers can see that scientific knowledge available today means that more evidence of the Bible is available to us who are alive today than ever in history, but that the high priests of Scientism claim the opposite is true.

The damnable idea that God does not act according to his promises, according to the doctrine of dispensations, is a lie that results in Christians telling others that only the Devil does miracles today.

In fact, dispensationalists are confused and confusing. If you say God says something in the Old Testament that does not apply in the new, then it is a logical self-contradiction to say something applies after. There is no clear indication in any scripture that God would do this.

For example, in the scriptures Paul used to explain how there is no salvation at all in the works of the Laws of Moses, he used examples from the Old Testament to demonstrate it logically. Salvation by works saved nobody in the Old Testament, and the “just shall live by FAITH” was one scripture from the Tanukh to help show this. Hebrews 11 should be enough to destroy this switch-up in doctrines of works and grace, but no, somebody like Charles Darby and Cyrus Scofield wrote copious notes that alter the meaning of scripture, wresting them to their own destruction.

“In the times of this ignorance God winked at”, says Paul, then speaking about the Greeks and all their false gods and idols, but now he calls us to “study the scriptures to see if these things be so”.

Not for nothing the translations based on Alexandrian manuscripts leave out the last half of the last chapter of Mark. But that leaves the gospel on a very strange note, with Jesus Christ still in the grave. What kind of gospel –“good news”– is that??*!!? Paul said that would mean our faith is in vain:

1 Corinthians 15:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.

And what does it say in the ending of Mark?

Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

It doesn’t say “them that believe in this generation”, it says “them that believe”.

Something else. Nothing contradicts the word of God, and every part of scripture is the word of God:

Isaiah 8:20 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living to the dead? 

20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

Christ gave the lesson of the faith of a mustard seed being enough to move mountains as a principle of faith, NOT of his divinity, and he placed no conditions or disclaimers in the passage.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” – James 1:7

Get that? NO variableness, NO changing in God’s gifts.

“Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

 

Hate group SPLC

August 30, 2015
Seems that the hate group called “Southern Poverty Law Center”, an organization pushing the dissolution of traditional culture with the idea of opening the door for an atheistic communistic social order, has added Trump to the list of people it wants us to hate. It’s a real thoughtcrime watchdog. Of course they hate thought-crime.
We are not allowed to have dissenting thoughts.
National socialism, national welfare state, international socialism, corporate mercantilism, it’s all the same. The Warburgs and the international banking cartels and the central bankers bankroll it all, just like they did with the Bolsheviks, the Nazis, the Japanese expansion in Asia, and U. S. investment in China. And the political payoffs that they call ‘foreign aid”.
 
ILLEGAL is the key word, “aliens” is a word used for a century for foreign born persons living in the U. S. My wife is from Honduras, and it is a horrendous trip across Mexico, harassment and all, and Mexico only lets it go because the rulers in power in the U.S. pressure them (and they go right through and don’t stay there)
 
Mexico treats its own illegal immigrants worse than anything you can say in the aggregate that the U.S. does, especially in view of the American body politic tolerance of the executive enacting and enforcing laws like a dictator. I know. My wife is from Honduras.
Something else. Every decent Latin American, Mexicans included, beg and plead with their relatives who are “illegal entrants”, DO NOT make that trip. This welcoming policy of the Obama administration encourages a dangerous trip full of the most violent human animals on the planet, rapes, murders, disappearances, drownings, and “illegal imprisonment” by criminals who demand more money to release relatives once inside the United States.
This idea that the recent massive influx of “children” crossing over was a cartel and coyote meme is a way of calling us all STUPID. A couple of months before the story “broke”, the federal government had placed classifies asking for applicants to help care for underage “entrants”. Then the story “broke” as if on cue, about the children coming in and getting care and placement and all that.
 
Corporate interests paid off somebody in power to bring in the wave of children couple of years ago, and they got the contracts to “take care of” them. It’s all for the children. Right.
 
Fool you once, shame on him. Fool you twice, shame on you. Fool you over and over again, you’ve been robotized, with the remote control override in the hands of someone else. Doublespeak on steroids.
 
How about let’s have “income equality” among ALL the people living in both North and South America? How about that? You willing to cut down YOUR OWN income equality to TWENTY PERCENT of what it is now?
Free your thoughts!

Does God punish the innocent for the sins of others?

August 23, 2015

I suggest a new perspective on the passage used by a webmaster at the link http://www.religioustolerance.org/sin_trans.htm:

“Yes, God can personally take an active role in transferring punishment among generations from the guilty to the innocent:

…for which you quoted:  “Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them (idols), nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.”

My comment to the writer follows here (comments are not accepted at the web pages there).

Spiritually speaking, especially after the universally expiatory sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross for the sins of the world for all those who believe in him, I do not know of any Christian theology or Christian teacher that says that the sins of the unbeliever can be laid at the feet of another. Jesus is THE Sacrificial Lamb, period.

As to consequences in the world, the quoted scripture is best understood in its context. The very next verse shows that it is not set in stone, so to speak:

“And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” – Exodus 20:6

It is also best to take this in the context of even the laws of Moses it’s in. I doubt you know how much it’s mentioned, your tolerance theme does not seem to reach into much Biblical scholarship. Many pastors may not have satisfactory answers, but that’s true about many, many things, in some groups more than others.

Rahab, Ruth, Naaman, even Abraham himself were raised in wicked cultures and renounced the sins of their pagan upbringing, so Exodus 20:5 cannot mean that there is an inescapable scapegoating of the children in the sense implied by your quote. It’s illogical for one who believes the Bible, whether they see it or not, no matter.

The passage is true, though, in this physical world, as a general spiritual truth as good as gravity. The children suffer for the sins of the parents and grandparents, as a natural consequence. Those raised in a culture that practices child sacrifice is more likely to follow suit. Those raised by abusive parents are more likely to have problems that affect children and grandchildren. We now have fourth generation welfare babies who are suffering for the sins of the Franklin D. Roosevelt administration. We have even great-grandchildren suffering for the sins of the evil American Congress of 1913, who inflict us to this day with the evil oppressions of the Federal Reserve Bank so-called, fiat currency, and the income tax, and the sins of our own antecedents that accepted this.

The God of the Bible is a God of love and of perfect justice.

“And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.” – Exodus 20:6

It is also best to take this in the context of even the laws of Moses it’s in. I doubt you know how much it’s mentioned, your tolerance theme does not seem to reach into much Biblical scholarship. Many pastors may not have satisfactory answers, but that’s true about many, many things, in some groups more than others.
Rahab, Ruth, Naaman, even Abraham himself were raised in wicked cultures and renounced the sins of their pagan upbringing, so Exodus 20:5 cannot mean that there is an inescapable scapegoating of the children in the sense implied by your quote. It’s illogical for one who believes the Bible, whether they see it or not, no matter.

Is the media orchestrated?

August 16, 2015

Most “traditional” media writers (broadcast, cable, paper-legacy press) don’t realize they are part of an industry and government-media complex.

The truth of the matter became clear to me in 2009 when Honduras deposed the sitting caudillo president. He had won the election by fraud, as he himself even admitted out loud to Jorge Ramos in a Univision interview: “Everybody does it, Jorge!”, he said.

That year, 2009, was when I watched in surprised awe as EVERY SINGLE ONE of ALL the traditional international (Establishment-approved) Media sources, like CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN-Espanol, NYT, Reuters, AP, LA Times, BBC, NPR, the French agency, all of them called it a “coup”, and they said NOTHING about Zelaya taking on the mantle of dictator. That was right after the summit of Caribbean and Central American presidents in Santo Domingo in November 2008 where George Soros was their “keynote speaker”.

And then ALL of the votes in the United Nations, including the Zelaya-appointed ambassador, condemned Honduras for defending itself from a Hugo Chavez-style coup-by-fraud, a criminal runaway president. They dotted their “i”s, and crossed their “t”s, constitutionally, and the Congress recognized his removal from the presidency with a list of his crimes, major thefts of government money, abuses, refusal to obey court orders (from “pipsqueak judges”, “juecesitos”), refusal to abide by laws passed by the Congress and violating multiple sections in the Constitution.

The day after slanderous and libelous CNN-Espanol broadcasts that Sunday, July 28, Hondurans were enraged. Half the adult population poured into all the central city and town plazas to support the transitional government, to protest against the demands to reinstate the dictator, AND TO PROTEST THE INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE.

That same evening, one of the news analysts on CNN-Espanol let it out on the broadcast of events that EVERY SINGLE ONE of the massive numbers of emails they were getting from Honduras and Hondurans were in favor of the removal of Zelaya and in favor of the transitional president Micheletti, and she begged for even one that would be in favor of him.

The colossal river of money for leftist organizations has buried the videos on Youtube of those demonstrations in searches but they are there (unless Google has removed them).

The joke in Honduras was that Zelaya had unified the nation, and brought the people together in one cause. Protestants and Catholics, rich and poor, Chambers of Commerce and the unions, young and old, Liberal Party members (Zelaya’s own) and National Party members, men and women, professionals and laborers, doctors and illiterate, they all united in protesting Zelaya and international coverage.

International coverage was unanimous. That was telling for me.

THANK GOD FOR THE INTERNET BECAUSE THAT WAS THE ONLY PLACE YOU COULD FIND THE TRUTH IF YOU WANTED IT.

In one program, NPR had a panel of these “experts” talking about Honduras, and they got one caller who corrected them with the truth. One of these vacant “experts” immediately explained to the audience that Obama simply wanted to stop the American meddling in Latin America. The caller was already gone, so they missed the chance to understand that Obama WAS meddling in Honduras when he condemned its defense against another strong-man dictator. They kept meddling. Hillary Clinton called Micheletti personally to order him to resign. He said “No!” Gretchen later asked him what would it take to get him to resign (and let the socialist back into power) and he said “Only an invasion.”

American officers no doubt said “No way” they were going to invade, if Obama asked them. When Chavez did threaten invasion, American colonels said the Hondurans were an awesome fighting force. But let’s leave one thing very clear. The military stayed out of the political activity then completely and only obeyed legitimate court orders at all times.

Only local media in Honduras reported more accurately. (except for the one apparently owned by leftist diehards).

Brazilian legislators who visited while Zelaya was there, were shocked to discover that his smuggled appearance inside their embassy was a surprise. They were even more shocked to discover that the entire community of Brazilians living in Honduras were outraged at Zelaya and disagreed with the news coverage outside.

Honduras changed history. That’s when Latin American politicians and activists saw that going socialist was NOT inevitable at all! The FLMN-party president in El Salvador shortly announced they would not join the Venezuelan petro club. An ex-president of Guatemala said maybe they should coordinate foreign policy with Honduras. The mayor of Caracas said maybe they should import some Honduran “huevos” to Venezuela. Paraguay later also removed a leftist caudillo strong-man president.

Lobo, the next elected president (elections were maybe the most-oberved, most scrutinized in the history of the world) was Lobo. He immediately asked for input on how to move Honduras out of poverty. The result was the Smart Cities project, which was later scrapped for a much better plan, the ZEDE. (Zonas Economicas de Desarrollo y Empleo). It has begun and we will see how that unfolds now.

Just because you won an “election” doesn’t mean you’re not a totalitarian or dictator. Look at Obama. Even Lincoln suspended habeus corpus, threw reporters in prison, closed down opposing newspapers, sent an opposition (northern) Congressman fleeing to Canada for his life, and had troops fire on anti-draft demonstrators.

United Nations poll: Example of Orwellian Newspeak

August 16, 2015

The New American website wrote about the United Nations poll of some 7 million people where they chose the issues they most cared about:

http://www.thenewamerican.com/tech/environment/item/21410-halfway-to-hell-public-places-global-warming-dead-last

Here is the list, with their top concerns listed first. Note that “action on climate change” is dead last.

A good education
Better healthcare
Better job opportunities
An honest and responsive government
Affordable and nutritious food
Protection against crime and violence
Access to clean water and sanitation
Support for people who can’t work
Better transport and roads
Reliable energy at home
Equality between men and women
Political freedoms
Freedom from discrimination and persecution
Protecting forests, rivers, and oceans
Phone and Internet Access
Action taken on climate change (Emphasis added.)

There is almost no doubt that the surveyed were given a list to pick from, and “Less government” and “more individual freedom” and “economic freedom” and “respect for private property” and “terminating the United Nations” were NOT on the list.

One of the comments below by a “Frank M. Petelson”, notes that high on the list, and most of the list, are socialist and collectivist concerns:

Of the people polled, most gave socialistic concerns. I wonder how few polled people wanted: Less Government, More Responsibility, and, with God’s help, a better world?

That’s a good question but from my view it’s like this, I said:

There is almost no doubt that the surveyed were given a list to pick from, and “Less government” and “more individual freedom” and “economic freedom” and “respect for private property” and “terminating the United Nations” were NOT on the list.

These opinion and cultural engineers, commissioned by the autocrats’ cabal, would never offer individual freedom, or more free markets, as an option. Political freedom is on the list but by that they have their meanings implicitly buried in the devil’s details, including the political freedom to force a non-conformist to conform. Like the political freedom to force a Christian couple bakery to serve up a wedding cake for a same-sex marriage. That’s their definition.

Or like the “freedom” to tell the world that Honduras pushing back against a socialist “coup by fraud” in 2009 is somehow a “coup” itself.

“Political freedom” is on the list, but “economic freedom” is not.

 

Sam Adams is a patriotic hold out

August 2, 2015

Disclaimer: I am not a defender of any Koch brother or any corporation, and none of this should be misunderstood. It is still obvious to me that all “taxation” is theft by a conquering power or seized from a conquering power by another elite. Christians should read the last several verses of Matthew 17 to understand why Jesus Christ paid taxes. ( Another hint is found in the “Agree with thine adversary quickly..[..because…]” scripture.) After all, Jesus was very angry with the money changers and had nothing good to say about stealing.

So now we have Brooke Sutherland at the Bloomberg Business web site with an article titled “Sam Adams Could Turn Benedict Arnold Because of Taxes. What a teaser, and the teaser is backwards!

Reading the article, the reader finds out -if you didn’t know (I didn’t) that the brewery that makes Sam Adams Beer is majority controlled by one of the Koch Brothers. You then find out that the problem is the stupid bipartisan tax code of both Stupid Parties has made it major STUPID for companies to bring profits back home from their investments overseas.

As a former missionary who lived overseas for a time, I found that the US is one of only two or three nations in the world that taxes its citizens working overseas. But get this: not only US citizens, but anybody who has a U.S. issued green card!

Lo and behold, several paragraphs down from the why-paragraph, you finally find out that 90 percent, that’s ninety percent! of the beer made in the USA is made by foreign-owned companies. So Koch’s Sam Adams is a holdout and exposing the dark hypocritical underbelly of the politicians that use the corporate profits kept overseas for demagoguery, because they get donations from the executives and workers of those same companies.

But a Koch brother company has continued to pay more in taxes that he had to legally, while other companies that support the bipartisan Fabian socialist regime park their profits overseas.

Jesus will come again soon enough (or none too soon?) and cast out the thieving money changers and lying sons of Satan again.

 

Scary words and forked tongue: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you”

August 1, 2015

Unfortunately, white man’s forked tongue has lots of forks. After the Indians’ Last Stand at Little Big Horn, government men sent by bigger white men of the political class came and said, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help you”. The big G-man continued: “I’m going to give you food stamps and government checks and if you’re good maybe we’ll let you open a casino.”

Ever since then, the poorest tribes today are the ones who got the most such “help” as a recognized, government-listed official Indian tribe, are the poorest. There are dozens of national government agencies that were created to “help” their Indian tribe wards of the national state, and that is not counting the state agencies that do the likewise.

The Lumbees are a tribe that gets no such recognition and no such “help”. While the Miccosukee Indian tribe (down here in South Florida) has been reeling with accusations of corruption by the leaders and the “federal” money and the casino payouts, the Lumbees don’t own any casinos, but they do own twelve banks! Twelve!

My wife is from Honduras where I hope to go someday soon to live out my days until the Tribulation hits and then Jesus returns (or go meet my Maker first).

And one of the worst thing the West does to these poor countries is foreign aid. ALWAYS with strings and conditions. Recipient government politicians who control those moneys, everywhere, why should they kill the golden goose? They get the money to use the same way the political rulers in ANY KIND of government ALWAYS did: They make sure their friends, family and bank accounts get their fair share. AND ALWAYS the LENDERS of such money make sure the important share comes back to their own clients.

Dambisa Moyo wrote about this, Harvard graduate originally from Zambia. China isn’t sending aid, it is sending the whole package. They send Chinese workers and build the highways themselves.

Like the hard-line leftist author who decided to go to Africa herself to help, she studied how to actually do it. Now she says, “You want to help the poor in these countries? Don’t give money. BUY THEIR PRODUCTS!”

Gov schools vs. Parents’ Choice

August 1, 2015

Not to worry. If a nearly illiterate 3rd grade dropout and single mother like Sonya Carson in one of the poorest and most violent areas of the nation in Detroit’s slums, can raise her boy become a pediatric neurosurgeon, then the children who depend on their parents’ decisions for their education have a much better hope than government indoctrination factories.

Because “free” government schools are not free at all. They come at a cost of an education in the real world. The cost is to the generation that they indoctrinate. The government in those books is always the best one you can have (wink wink) and the rulers look out for you (wink wink).

USA gov centers spend twice per student over private schools average, with much better consistent scores. Minneapolis, D.C., and Florida with vouchers programs showed that the effect has nothing to do with them being better students, they became better students.

Jaime Escalante showed that too. His calculus students were accused of cheating in the AP test because the rulers couldn’t believe it. The Teachers Unions went to war against him till he finally returned to Bolivia disgusted.

My youngest boy’s kindergarten teacher taught her students as much as they could learn her first year, she told me. The next year the principal told her to slow down, the first grade teacher had nothing to teach them they didn’t already know.

But it’s not just the academic quality of the education, or that they government indoctrination centers (GICs) teach their own version of history that treats the current conquering rulers the best. The natural nuclear family unit is the best fortress against damage to the children of the next generation by the ruling political class. And respect for the property and economic freedom of families is the best defense against economic assaults by those who have more against those who have less.

Governments want the people to identify first as faithful compliant subjects, above family and above religions. They hate independent religious thinking. That’s why the USA national government (a “federal” government would respect its member states) treats religious thinking as the enemy. They might deign to allow an exemption for a religious organization, for tactical purposes only. Doing so drives a wedge between the organization’s leaders and its outside followers, makes them beholden to the rulers for the “exemption”, recruits some of them in getting its followers to go along, trains the layperson to go along too, and provides a fraudulent but thin cover story for respect for freedom of religion, while making people forget that religious freedom is an INDIVIDUAL’s NATURAL AND GOD-GIVEN RIGHT.

Letting governments control what students learn is the best way to heard them toward groupthink under tyranny.  Anti-government web sites are one of the new enemies in government-approved crime shows. But they should be encouraged. When everybody follows the government-mandated thinking on who is enemy, that is the kind of world George Orwell warned against.

Gov propaganda training? Enough!

 

Jesuits schooled the worst tyrants of 20th century

July 26, 2015

I was a missionary and had an unpleasant surprise encounter with a Jesuit priest who took umbrance that we were living like St. Francis. Mad because we were winning the hearts and minds of his little group of twelve young men that he was training for influence in society in the Dominican Republic.

 

That man oozed an evil spirit all around. He rebuked us for not having a job, never mind we had had a spiritual ministry and any new members that were lazy were fast to quick (or get invited to leave). He had just returned from Cuba where a Jesuit school graduate ran the country (“socialism forever!”) and he said “everybody” works the cane fields. (Forced labor as a good thing?) That guy didn’t ever cut any cane, count on that.

 

The driving ringleaders of socialism never do the grunt work and they don’t share the wealth and they don’t care about the poor they talk about from both sides of their mouths. “Democracy” is an empty platitude for them. The new “Pope”, some say installed in a Vatican Palace coup, cares not about the poor. He is taking a page from a billionaire socialist writing from 1990 that analyzed the decline of the Soviet Union and predicted the failure of socialism (his word) because Ludwig von Mises was right. But did he repent? Nah, he said socialists had to use environmentalism to get people to go along with socialism. So now looky here. All the “quiet” pushing from Jesuits to indoctrinate socialism into the minds of Roman Catholics of influence and upper classes, and they’re still losing mind share in Vatican Empire countries, to home-grown Protestant and independent Christian movements, faithful Papists with brains, and freedom-minded intelligentsia, even in uber-Catholic Columbia.

 

Friend of mine lived in the Soviet Union-then-Russia for six years. He said there is no such thing as socialism. There’s only the rich rulers and the very poor. Full stop.

 

They have to impose it by force everywhere in the world or risk another infection from the societies prospering from free markets, or “more-free” markets, (such as they are allowed to function).  So they’re working on it. They environment, aliens, cause wars so they can bring peace, whatever works.

 

But they’ll have a big problem with the “saints” who refuse to accept they embedded chip by which they already have had plans to eventually enforce, and they already have placed “in the field”. Talked to a security product salesman once, early 1990s, who told us he already had customers who had embedded chips for security puposes, in case of kindnapping etc. Not very long after that a female Congressman was kidnapped in Columbia by the FARC and quickly thereafter rescued by the military. They refused to divulge how they found where she was kept. (No wonder she went so boldly to the riskiest areas).

Cambridge professor spouts leftist-approved conspiracy theory

July 26, 2015

A Cambridge professor says he thinks the oil industry may have killed three climate change researchers, who died within weeks of each other.

Or if they were killed, maybe he should speculate it was because they discovered that the Arctic ice cap was expanding instead of melting away and they were going to issue mea culpas. Can’t have that. Too hard to keep the media lid on the real genuine climate scientists who ridicule the official government-ordered tax-funded false science. It took the late Michael Crichton and his debating buddy just one night to change the minds in the audience on the subject.

Robert Heilbroner was a socialist who wrote in 1990 that the Soviet Union would collapse because Ludwig von Mises was right. So he said socialists should use environmentalism to get people to go along with socialism.

There is no genuine socialist equality program. The main pushers of socialism and environmentalism both are Sierra Club billionaires like George Soros and his colleagues.

Be not deceived God is not mocked. Jesus will return soon and send our modern Pharisees and money changers to where they belong.


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