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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Final Battle is Approaching

Get ready for the great battle to end all battles on earth. Why? Because almost a hundred million Muslims believe in it and are determined to make it happen. They have chosen us as mortal enemies, and there's nowhere we can run to. This final battle is the primary goal of ISIS right now, and the most active opposition to ISIS is the soon-to-be nuclear Iran, which will use atomic weapons to destroy ISIS, and Israel while they're at it. They've announced it publicly. Ironically, the Shi-ite Muslims who control Iran, and the Sunnis - who are the majority of the Muslim world - have been mortal enemies since the mid 600's A.D. But both believe they alone will be saved by the Mahdi, the so-called Twelfth Imam (their version of Jesus Christ) on the Last Day.

Death means nothing to them, nor suffering, nor hardship. They believe that the more bloody mayhem, mass murder, and destruction they can create, the sooner their Twelfth Imam Savior will appear. Muslim Pakistan already has nuclear weapons, and other Arab countries are actively seeking them.

For over a century things have not been going well for Muslims, and it turns out that they have an ancient and rock-solid belief in their own version of the Second Coming. They believe the Christian version of Jesus returning is actually the work of Satan; and their own Savior, the Mahdi, will come down from heaven and create paradise on earth. He will battle with Jesus, defeat him, and cast all infidels (people who disagree with them) into eternal Hellfire.

This article by Graeme Wood in The Atlantic, a sober and well-respected magazine, spells out the religious motivations behind ISIS and other Muslim extremist groups:

www.theatlantic.com/what-isis-really-wants

These present-day events were prophesied almost two-thousand-years ago by St. John of Patmos, a 92 year-old prisoner-exile of the Romans. We should celebrate, for we will see things no people of any age have ever seen. The reward for us will be too astonishing to describe.

St. John's prophesies make up the last chapter of the Bible, known as Revelation. It describes the long process God initiates before, during, and after the Day of Judgment, the last acts of God to redeem the souls of the righteous throughout all of history. It's written in a kind of metaphorical code, using many strange and even bizarre images mixed in with familiar ones such as Christ, his Bride, the Saints, and Holy Angels. Satanic monsters, terrible plagues, and mass deaths become routine in Revelation. The goodness of God seems to come into question, so it's a challenge for any religious authority to explain it. However, when we look back at world history since 1900, it isn't so hard to understand.

More than 100 million people died in wars, persecutions, famines, and biological plagues since 1900. Over a billion people were injured, both physically and mentally, from their proximity to these catastrophes. In addition, their descendants, you and me, have been impacted and hurt by what our ancestors experienced. So it's pretty easy to make the case that the Apocalypse and Armageddon - as described in Revelation - have been a part of human life for over a hundred years.

WWI, which began in August 1914, transformed the globe and brought us communism, police states, state-sanctioned mass murder, and high technology. All of which has spawned mass atheism, anti-theism, and their opposites, fanatical religions of the most ruthless kind.

Time is extremely short. Say a prayer. Make it a big prayer.

11th Century Christians riding out to battle

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The War On Christians and Jews

All over the Middle East and North Africa, Christians are being exterminated by radicalized Muslims:  Watch this to find out...

Very few 21st Century leaders and educators foresaw the rise of Islamic fundamentalism. Or the re-establishment of ancient Sharia Law. Or the murderous quest by ISIS and al-Qaeda to found a "New Caliphate", a new nation of Islam which they promise will come to dominate the entire world. They openly state that all "infidels" - not just Christians, Jews Buddhists, or Hindus - but all Muslims who disagree with their particular and vicious brand of Islam will be killed off. They point to passages in the Koran, and specific texts in the Hadith, which justify mass murder.

It has been fashionable, globally, to attack Christianity for at least sixty years. In the West it has been fashionable to be almost anything but a Christian. The most fashionable religions have been eastern, and Indian gurus, swamis, and yoga practitioners have made excellent livings in the West. There was much of value that they had to give.

Buddhism too has been fashionable since the Dalai Lama was forced by the Chinese to flee Tibet. He is an exemplary man in many ways, and the nonviolence he has always preached has generated comparisons of him to Jesus.

After the Second World War, Jews received a lot of support and encouragement as they established the nation of Israel; and as the full horror of Nazi terror unfolded, millions of non-Jews wept with them.  Recently this trend has reversed itself, and Jews are once again fleeing Europe and the Middle East to live in Israel. The rise of Islamic radicalism has returned Europe to similar conditions that applied in the 1930's during Hitler's rise.

Marxist-Socialism is also ascendent again. In the 1990's, as Marxism collapsed globally with the Soviet Union and Red China, the world seemed to awaken from the nightmare of collectivism. There was a wave of prosperity that seemed unstoppable as the forces of free market economics worked their magic. Sure, there were exceptions, but just as China burst forth as an economic powerhouse, so did many other countries.

Now those terrible lessons of totalitarianism and tyranny have been forgotten, and we're spiraling into hell again. Our personal freedoms are being killed off, and we are next. This is what happens when nations turn away from, and go to war against, the God of All Creation, visible and invisible.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Prayer Works. Pray Big.

The world is spiraling out of control. Neither governments, combinations of governments, nor corporations, nor radical and murderous movements have any ability to direct events.  Maybe they never really did - to the degree they imagined. However, there is one force that can and does. The God of All Creation, visible and invisible. 

So where does that leave us and those we love? Can we bear to just sit back and wait for events to unfold? It was never intended that we should do so. God wants us to pray and develop a relationship with Him. He has promised to deliver us, and we must frequently remind Him of that promise. 


God does not favor small prayers. I met a woman once who said she prayed to God to make her disgust with her neighborhood go away. She didn't ask to have a better place to live, she settled for the removal of her critical sense. This is an extremely small prayer. God is the Lord of Nations, and billions of people, and those who have good will in their souls want the same thing, generally. We all want peace, prosperity, beauty, and so on. We can as easily pray for the salvation and transformation of our nation as we can for our headache to go away. God wants us to be advocates for all His people, and that means pray large, like this: "Oh, God, transform this world and save your people, as you promised. Give us peace, health, prosperity, fruitfulness, and eternal life, as you promised us."  Remind God of His promise. 


Prayer works, or this author wouldn't be here. I've been spared many times over the years, and have escaped death, so far. But persistence is essential, and the prophets of the Old and New Testaments make that very clear: 


Isaiah 62: 

You who call on the Lord, don’t rest,
    and don’t allow God to rest
    until he establishes Jerusalem,
    and makes it the praise of the earth...

For Zion’s sake I won’t keep silent,
    and for Jerusalem’s sake I won’t sit still
    until her righteousness shines out like a light,
    and her salvation blazes like a torch.


Luke 18: 

 Jesus was telling them a parable about their need to pray continuously and not to be discouraged. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected people.  In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him, asking, ‘Give me justice in this case against my adversary.’  For a while he refused but finally said to himself, I don’t fear God or respect people,  but I will give this widow justice because she keeps bothering me. Otherwise, there will be no end to her coming here and embarrassing me.”  The Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says.  Won’t God provide justice to his chosen people who cry out to him day and night? Will he be slow to help them?  I tell you, he will give them justice quickly. But when the Son of Man comes, will he find faithfulness on earth?”


One-hundred-and-twenty years ago, when the majority of us Westerners met in churches every Sunday and focused our prayers for the good of humanity and the world, things happened to better our lives. Needless to say, this is greatly reduced in 2015, and malevolent powers now mobilize the masses to murder, curse, and profane Christians, Jews, and other "infidels". 

We need to ask God for a HUGE event, greater than Exodus and the salvation of the Jewish nation. We of Western faith outnumber Muslims and anti-theists probably 4 to 1, and the atheists and agnostics don't count for much. They would scatter like chaff in the wind if we focused our power for God to use. 


Thursday, January 8, 2015

"Do What We Say Or We'll Kill You"; The War on God

If you're not a devout Muslim in a Muslim country, you aren't safe, and can never feel safe. A significant percentage of Muslims, globally, take very seriously the passages in the Koran that say Muslims should kill unbelievers, and those who leave the Muslim religion for any reason.

Muslims who emigrate to other countries generally set up their own communities of believers, and don't assimilate into their host countries. They openly say they will take over, and admit they will force compliance with Sharia Law, the old Koranic legal system that calls for death or maiming for many 'crimes' which aren't considered crimes in their host countries. They commit crimes such as child rape (they think girls of twelve aren't children), female genital mutilation, revenge murders between families, and the murder of homosexuals. They don't care that these are illegal in their host countries.

Now we're beginning to see mass murder in Europe and America. This is war, and the Western Tradition of freedom for the individual is threatened with extinction.

Contrary to the Ten Commandments, Islamic Sharia Law sets religious authorities above the people and God.  The say they believe in God, but their Allah is clearly not the God of Abraham, Moses, Jesus, or any other religion. They say Allah is merciful and wise, but they revel in Allah's cruelty. You will search in vain for evidence of Allah's love and mercy. The Judeo-Christian ideals of forgiveness of one's enemies is entirely absent from Islam.

France is now the most visible target of Islamists, but we're all equally threatened with extinction. Particularly when Iran gets its nuclear weapons. Watch what happens to Israel, As Israel goes, so goes the Western world. 

Our path could not be more clear. We must make sure that all these manifestations of Islamic terror fail. The war is on, and they've chosen us as enemies unless we become their followers.

Look at north Africa, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Iran. If you like what you see, join up. This is your future. If not, fight them.

Link to the 'Killer Cartoons'

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Happy New Year! Reward Yourself, and See 'Exodus: Gods and Kings'


I was wary about seeing Ridley Scott's latest film, Exodus: Gods and Kings, because the critics hate it 3 to 1 (saying it looked like "pure product... without vision"), and audiences almost 2 to 1 ("heavy-handed.... slap in the face"); and Scott has a checkered past in my book (Prometheus); but it's an astonishing achievement; more than meets the eye. I love all films that create that 'time machine' feeling of really being there. I've studied ancient Egypt for fifty years, and have been to tombs and temples. This a very real film.

So why are many rejecting it? The discrepancy is based largely on the fact that most viewers are Bible-illiterate these days, and have no idea what ancient life and people were really like.  Fact is, the real Exodus story is "heavy-handed" and a "slap in the face" if you're a worshiper of power, a lover of wealth, and can't stand "judgments".

Exodus is long and difficult to watch at times, but is a genuine and powerful drama - as life often is. Scott pulls out every stop, and creates an almost shockingly realistic and soul-wrenching psychodrama. Nobody in it is wooden or uninvolved, and the cast is masterful and engaging. Christian Bale is at his best, along with Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, and a cast of new actors who look like they stepped out of the ancient world already formed.  More than 15,000 people were involved in the production.

It's the perfect film for our age in that the core issue facing us right now is exactly the same core issue dealt with in Exodus: Power over Truth. Which will win? Do men with power define truth or does God? I can hear some of you saying that's the core issue of the whole Bible, and you're right.

Pharaoh Rameses never would give up, nor would his armies, even after the ten plagues that were so horrible they almost defy description. In the same way our modern Ruling Class will NEVER give up. They prove it again and again as our modern plagues have no effect. We must - somehow - escape from their malevolent influence. Like the Egyptians, they're doomed to suffer in their hell forever, and we can't let them drag us down with them.

How can we escape from this psychic Egypt? I don't know, but we'll be enslaved until we do.

Perhaps you're skeptical - as I once was - that the Exodus story contains any truth at all. You might be surprised to discover that this and many other Bible stories and characters have now been verified by archaeological evidence:

Link:  The Discovery Channel - Exodus Revealed

Friday, December 5, 2014

Why Are We Here?

This is the ultimate question in our lives, and I've spent my whole life asking God that question. It has required a lifetime of study to arrive at the complete answer; or at least an answer I could understand.

When I was five my grandfather died, and I was devastated. He was such a loving and kind man, though I didn't get to see him often. I asked my parents and anyone else who would listen, "Where is he? Why is he gone? What happens after we die?" I couldn't get an answer, because my parents were atheists or agnostics, depending on their mood. It shocked me then, and it still shocks me now, that so few people seem to know or care about this. Perhaps the loss of life and love is just too terrible to contemplate for many people. I felt my life depended upon finding out everything I could about it.

In a nutshell, this is largely the reason for our existence: Life is a test and the world is like a boot camp for our training. Every day there are issues and events that prove our soul's worthiness. How honest, kind, forgiving, and loving are we? If we see someone - any living thing - being abused, what do we do? If we abuse someone ourselves, how long does it take for us to recognize it? How conscious are we to the sufferings of others, and their well being?

Records are being kept, and our own brains are extraordinary recording devices. This has been proven over and over again by science, that we can be prompted to remember events in incredible detail. Our good and bad deeds are a matter of permanent record in our own minds and hearts. Everything we know, God knows, and so much more.

For the sake of the integrity and value of the test, it must appear that nobody is watching or listening, and that each day be very ordinary; even humdrum. In that way, our true selves will be revealed to ourselves, to others, and to God.

Jesus often spoke metaphorically about separation in life, "the wheat from the chaff", the "sheep from the wolves". In Matthew 24 he says,

“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time?  It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions.  But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’  and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards.  The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of.  He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

Time is always short, and we need to search our hearts, make a clean breast of our wrongs, and ask for forgiveness. Courage and diligence in this leads to a tremendous reward. Don't lose it!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

On Thankfulness; From a Longtime Reader

Gratitude is sorely lacking among people these days. You would think, since life is so amazingly easy now, that people would be filled with gratitude for their comforts.There are at least a couple of very prominent reasons why people seem to be so much more ungrateful than in times past.

The diminution of the belief in God is probably the most important one. If people believe they have lives endowed by a Creator, then they are likely to have a sense that their Creator is due some gratitude. The concept of a benevolent Creator, one benevolent enough to create individual life and be concerned with the  positive details of that very life, establishes a specific focus for gratitude and thus a sense of gratitude is cultivated continually throughout the course of life, through it's trials and successes.
  
Secondly, and perhaps most immediately pertinent, is the cultural aspect of individual expectations. We are born into a life so free of dire travail and consequences  (compared to previous generations) that everyone seems to expect health, wealth, and gratification - which is not the same as happiness - as a matter of birthright. When these ideals are not forthcoming, as they obviously will not be without great effort, people feel as though they are "burned", or betrayed by life; and a selfish petulance or ingratitude takes root. This is a childish and dishonest response, of course, but our societal wealth is now producing more and more spoiled and self-entitled souls (actually they are pathetically lacking in soul). Barack Obama is a terrific living example of this very thing.
  
An equally important part of this cultural base of ingratitude comes from the political left, or Grievance Left, as I call them.  They are always about the business of creating crisis and complaint. They continuously promote the notions of unfairness and oppression brought down upon individuals by the "established order". They seek constantly to broaden the base of the "aggrieved" and "discriminated against". They seek to promote the idea of the powerlessness of the individual, and the hopelessness of life's struggles - without government's assistance, of course.
   
From the leftist point of view, everything is stacked against the individual, and we are prevented from happiness by the unseen, uncontrollable powers that inveigh against us. But all of these problems, naturally, could be solved by an all powerful force of governance led by elitists of impeccable wisdom and unimpeachable authority. 

Who can dare be grateful when there is so very much wrong with the world as they see and describe it?; according the the leftist theme promoted everywhere throughout the culture. Even churches now are in this game.

In short, society, and therefore life - according to them - is an exercise in failure, unfairness, and misery, which equates life as nothing more than a broken promise. And how can any fool be grateful for that?
  
Again, this leftist grievance view is not only false, but it is really a form of blasphemy against the miracle of creation, of which all living things are a part.
   
Pathetic, miserable, and ungrateful fools. Some perhaps, are worthy of forgiveness, but those who promote these sad and selfish sensibilities most certainly are not. 

The traditionalist/conservative elements of society are far more humble than the ruling elites or the underclass takers, whose whole lives are often based upon the charity and goodwill of the doers and the enterprising majority.

- D. R. W.