Calling Christians to Biblical Christianity in lieu of watered-down, entertainment oriented churchianity. Christians must have discernment in all areas of life in this end time of deception, realizing also that American leadership of both political parties are leading us into the New World Order of the coming antichrist. Do not be conformed to this world. Rom. 12:2. Expose the deeds of darkness. Eph. 5:11. "He that is not zealous against error, is not likely to be zealous for truth." J.C. Ryle
If God Made Woman for Man, Then What Is God's Plan for Singleness?
If there's one thing I absolutely don't want to do on Valentine's Day, it's to go to a restaurant by myself. Not that I begrudge the happy couples around me their status, chocolates, or flowers. As someone who is single, I'm not prone to notice whether most of the people in a place are paired up, single, or in a group. But on Valentine's Day, it's different. The scenario of me as the lone single in a roomful of couples—each focusing on their relationship—is something I prefer to avoid. And by prefer, I mean go to any lengths to prevent. The combination of a public appearance during the dinner hour, plus that holiday, plus me by myself isn't good. However, it gives me some compassion for Adam in the Garden of Eden. Did you know he was the first person to be single? We find him in the second chapter of the Bible, knowing a bit of what it's like to be alone.
Some secular music can be beautiful too but it's hard to find these days. For Valentine's Day I post this hit song from the early 1960's. This is the kind of music I grew up with and was common on the radio.
Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On by Johnny Tillotson
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In his 2003 book, "The Man Comes Around: The Spiritual Journey of Johnny
Cash," author and music critic Dave Urbanski wrote, "A writer once
tried to paint Cash into a corner, baiting him to acknowledge a single
denominational persuasion at the center of his heart. Finally, Cash laid
down the law: 'I – as a believer that Jesus of Nazareth, a Jew, the
Christ of the Greeks, was the Anointed One of God (born of the seed of
David, upon faith as Abraham has faith, and it was accounted to him for
righteousness) – am grafted onto the true vine, and am one of the heirs
of God's covenant with Israel.'
"'What?' the writer replied.
"'I'm a Christian,' Cash shot back. 'Don't put me in another box.'"
So was Cash a Christian "fundamentalist"? It would seem so. He once
wrote, "Please understand that I believe the Bible, the whole Bible, to
be the infallible, indisputable Word of God. I have been careful to take
no liberties with the timeless Word."
"If you're going to be a Christian, you're going to change," Cash
continued. "You're going to lose some old friends, not because you want
to, but because you need to."
Congress is just a mirror of the wickedness of most Americans. All one has to do is look at the statistics on the immorality of Americans and their acceptance of everything evil out of Washington D.C..
“Now, more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature. ... if the next centennial does not find us a great nation ... it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces.” James Garfield, “A Century of Congress,” Atlantic, July 1877; Garfield was the 20th U.S. President.
6:57 PM - Another Rock and Roll Homosexual Endorsing Baptist Church
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH FEATURES HOMOSEXUAL ENTERTAINER
Marcus Pointe Baptist Temple in Pensacola, Florida, illustrates the slippery slope of messing with contemporary music and embracing the accompanying heresy that grace equates with non-judgmentalism in matters such as music. The pastor, Gordon Godfrey, spoke at Southwide Baptist Fellowship in 2006 and 2009. In fact, Marcus Pointe hosted the Southwide Fellowship meeting in 2009.
Evangelist Tim Lee reported in his blog that year that the meeting "was awesome" and that Marcus Pointe is one of his supporting churches. This "awesome" church has been on the slippery slope of spiritual compromise for years, and the effect is obvious.
This January it hosted entertainer Barry Manilow on his One Last Time Tour. The church's choir accompanied Manilow in a worldly rock and roll show that included Manilow's hit song "Copacabana." The lyrics begin like this:
Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there She would merengue and do the cha-cha And while she tried to be a star Tony always tended bar Across the crowded floor, they worked from 8 til 4 They were young and they had each other Who could ask for more?
When a concerned brother in Christ communicated to one of the Marcus Pointe choir members that Manilow is a homosexual who "married" his long-time partner in 2015, the choir member didn't know and "didn't seem to care."
One day, it will be evident to such people that ignorance is not bliss and the true grace of God is not non-judgmental tolerance of sin and error. "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world" (Titus 2:11-12). "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them" (Ephesians 5:11).
How many times have we seen this before? Too many to count. Essentially the same old thing with another name. The illuminati would never succeed without using the Hegelian dialectic - create the problem, get a reaction, and offer their solution which they could never achieve without creating the problem. And the problem doesn't even have to be real. It doesn't matter if it's politics, health, or religion, it works like magic on the dumb masses.
BANG: Not Zika: Brazilian/Argentine doctors say: pesticides
Zika: the notorious BG: Bill Gates
Zika: the gene-editing fix that will blow you away
8:53 AM - Insider Reveals Real Goal of the Smart Grid
The nation's top intelligence officer admitted Tuesday that the government may [WILL] use information transmitted to the Internet from your washing machine, your thermostat, your television, your refrigerator or your favorite video game against you.
Almost every home appliance and electronic gadget sold today is outfitted with a computer chip, constantly feeding information about their owners back to utilities, manufacturers and other data networks.
James Clapper, director of national intelligence, in his annual assessment of threats given before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Tuesday, said the government considers this information fair game against people it suspects of terrorism or other crimes.
The so-called "Internet of things" is providing a bevy of personal information about Americans, many of whom are completely unaware of the dragnet they are tied into.
Smart meters, for instance, measure, in real time, a homeowner's electricity usage, what appliance or device the usage is coming from, and feed that information to the local utility provider. Many televisions are capable of picking up sound and motion through microphones and motion sensors. Laptop computers have built-in cameras – perfect for spying.
As the Guardian reported, Clapper made clear that the many devices increasingly connected to the Internet are providing ample opportunity for intelligence agencies to spy on targets, and possibly the masses.
As if we didn't already know it. But this is what Satan does with those that sell their souls to him for the power to destroy everything good. Their destiny is the lake of fire.
by Lee Duigon
I hate conspiracy theories. Lizard People. Annunaki from Orion. The guy around the corner posing as a retired pogo stick designer, when in reality he manipulates human history from his laptop.
But what am I to make of this? Agatha Christie wrote it in 1927: "The worldwide unrest, the labor troubles that beset every nation, and the revolutions that break out in some… [T]here is a force behind the scenes which aims at nothing less than the disintegration of civilization" (Christie, "The Big Four," 1927).
I would answer her, "But it's not behind the scenes—it's right out in the open. We see it every day. We know who these people are, who are destroying our civilization. They tell us what they mean to do, and then they try to do it."
Letter to the Editor: My Mother is Doing Reiki and Communicating with "Angels"!
Dear Lighthouse Trails:
I won't bore you with details of my life and why I am writing, but want you to know I am a Bible-believing Christian. My mom is into the New Age movement and has had Reiki done on her for years; recently she started practicing Reiki. She does it on friends and family members (I am the only Christian in the family). I live with back pain, and she has wanted to do it on me. I have always said no, but after researching Reiki I finally decided to tell her that my beliefs conflict with Reiki and that the "energy" is actually demonic (that was a difficult conversation). FYI, she told me she can't do it on anyone without their permission. Also she regularly meditates and talks to "her angel," whom she credits with anything good happening. She is getting deeper into this.
10:48 PM - How America Made the Nazi Holocaust Possible
Next time it will be so much easier. Our government has us all numbered and categorized according to their standards.
IBM and the Holocaust
EXPLOSIVE AND STUNNING. An explosive book... Backed by exhaustive research, Black's case is simple and stunning: that IBM facilitated the identification and roundup of millions of Jews during the 12 years of the Third Reich ... Black's evidence may be the most damning to appear yet against a purported corporate accomplice. Michael Hirsh, Newsweek
IBM and the Holocaust is the stunning story of IBM's strategic alliance with Nazi Germany -- beginning in 1933 in the first weeks that Hitler came to power and continuing well into World War II. As the Third Reich embarked upon its plan of conquest and genocide, IBM and its subsidiaries helped create enabling technologies, step-by-step, from the identification and cataloging programs of the 1930s to the selections of the 1940s.
Only after Jews were identified -- a massive and complex task that Hitler wanted done immediately -- could they be targeted for efficient asset confiscation, ghettoization, deportation, enslaved labor, and, ultimately, annihilation. It was a cross-tabulation and organizational challenge so monumental, it called for a computer. Of course, in the 1930s no computer existed.
But IBM's Hollerith punch card technology did exist. Aided by the company's custom-designed and constantly updated Hollerith systems, Hitler was able to automate his persecution of the Jews. Historians have always been amazed at the speed and accuracy with which the Nazis were able to identify and locate European Jewry. Until now, the pieces of this puzzle have never been fully assembled. The fact is, IBM technology was used to organize nearly everything in Germany and then Nazi Europe, from the identification of the Jews in censuses, registrations, and ancestral tracing programs to the running of railroads and organizing of concentration camp slave labor.
IBM and its German subsidiary custom-designed complex solutions, one by one, anticipating the Reich's needs. They did not merely sell the machines and walk away. Instead, IBM leased these machines for high fees and became the sole source of the billions of punch cards Hitler needed.
"Why then are there so many opinions and views on when and how it [the rapture] will happen? Personally, I believe Satan hates the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, and has done his due diligence and muddying the waters so much so, that instead of being the ‘Blessed Hope’, its’ the ‘abandoned hope’.
Only the Pre-Tribulation view affirms all of, and conflicts with none of the orthodox positions within Christianity. While being Pre-Trib is not essential to your salvation, it is essential to remaining an effective witness for Christ while you remain on this earth. It will keep you from falling into heresy, and potentially into apostasy, by giving you the correct ending as a fixed point (the Blessed Hope) for which we can rest in and upon. I hate false eschatological views, mostly because it causes division, but secondly, because it causes division, Christians are reluctant to teach and study it."
I could name off a long list of those vehemently opposed to the pre-trib rapture and almost without exception they all have in common a number of other errors such as replacement theology, dominionism, survivalism, false prophecies, dreams and visions, KJV onlyism, etc. Plus Catholicism, the other major cults, and the emerging church movement all oppose it. Pre-trib belief is no immunity against error but it is much less evident among it's adherents. - blog editor
Some years ago Grant Jeffrey excitedly contacted Dr. Thomas Ice and announced that he'd found a pre-Darby pre-conflagration rapture statement. The document was from someone dubbed Pseudo-Ephraem. PE presumably believed in a pre three-and-a-half-year rapture.
According to PE:
"Woe to those who desire to see the day of the Lord! For all the saints and elect of God are gathered, prior to the tribulation that is to come, and are taken to the Lord lest they see the confusion that is to overwhelm the world because of our sins…."
Seems pretty straight forward doesn't it? But it really messed with some people's heads.
I recall a few non-pretribulationists working themselves up into a lather over it. Bloggers scrambled to spiritualize PE's words into the "Catholic language of his day." Robert Gundry quickly wrote an article asserting why PE couldn't have meant what he plainly wrote. In turn, Dr. Ice responded to Gundry.
Why was it so important to debunk PE? Prewrathers and posttribbers didn't like the fact that someone prior to Darby incorporated the Day of the Lord into the final three-and-a-half years of tribulation, and kept the church out of it.
It was a stock standard polemic to point to John Darby as the wayward originator of the pretrib view and then demonize him as one way deal with it. Now they also had PE to contend with.
Darby is a favorite target for every non-pretrib activist with a blogger account, as well as a string of published anti-pretribulational writers. They claimed no one prior to Darby ever taught a "dual-phase" Second Advent, much less the pretrib rapture. Most accused Darby of being influenced by the unstable Margaret MacDonald or Edward Irving.
The image below is from The New York Times Magazine, dated February 7, 2016.
A simple search for Illuminati symbolism clearly shows the "all-seeing eye" and pyramid is a staple in the world of the Illuminati and it truly doesn't get any more "in your face" than this.
7:06 PM - The Elite's Growing Hatred of Christians
Christians "Should be Eradicated": Researchers Document Anti-Christian Agenda Among Powerful Elite
A student is punished for refusing to "stomp on Jesus," a Christian baker faces a year in jail for refusing to cater faux marriages, two men are arrested for reading the Bible aloud near a government building, a school "purges" Christian works from its library. Critics asserting the existence of an institutional anti-Christian bias, and a resultant war on the faith, have often been labeled paranoid. But now two University of North Texas sociologists have produced research showing that just such an agenda exists — among America's most powerful people.
Professors George Yancey and David Williamson shared their findings in their newly released book So Many Christians, So Few Lions: Is There Christianophobia in the United States? The researchers say that while Christianophobia — which the sociologists define as "unreasonable hatred or fear of Christians" — isn't common among common people, it does characterize those in the upper echelons of American society. It's intense, too. The book's title was apparently inspired by elitist interviewees lamenting how there were "so few lions," referencing the Roman Empire's practice of throwing Christians into an arena to be slaughtered by the wild cats. One respondent even remarked that Christians "should be eradicated without hesitation or remorse."