the good fight

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one of us may receive what is our due for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad. (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:10).

Good or bad explained: The judgment seat of Christ is about ones contribution to the various causes of Christ. Scriptures often frame them as works.

It has nothing to do with the ones redemptive experience through Christ. They are two very different experiences. For example, this Padre’s primary focus is upon serving the various needs of the poor and homeless.

Also serving as an advocate for people concerning their multiple needs and circumstances. None of them, no matter how good, successful or not has anything to do with my redemptive experience in and through Christ Jesus.

Good, bad successful or not is explained in 1 Corinthians 3:11-15. Which reads, For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Now if anyone builds this foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay or straw.

Everyone’s works will become clear, for the Day of judgment will declare it. Because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.

If anyone’s work is burned, he she will suffer loss, but he she will be saved, yet through fire.

Judgments is about works and not one’s salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Note: Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and reveal the councils of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God. (cp. 1 Corinthians 4:5).

Then like the, Apostle Paul, this to will be our declaration. But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.

I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge will give to me on that Day, and not to me only, but also to all, who have loved His coming. (cp. 2 Timothy 4:5-8).

Power of the Word: It shall be health to your body and nourishment to your bones. (cp. Proverbs 3:8).

So shall My word be that goes out of my mouth. It shall not return to Me void. It will accomplish what I please! (cp. Isaiah 55:11).

How: The wind blows where it wishes. You hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from or where it will go. (cp. John 3:8).

Not one of us? Join the Christ family by following the prompts found in Romans 10:9-10. Then note verses 11-13. And if our paths don’t cross in this world, they will in the next.

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it is a matter of attitude

“You are not here in this world for yourself. You have been sent here for others. The world is waiting for you! The waters are rising, but so am I. I’m not going but over.”

“Whatever the particular call is, the particular sacrifice God asks of you to make, the particular cross He wishes you to embrace, whatever the particular path He wants you to trend, will you rise up and say in your heart, ‘Yes my Lord, I accept it; I submit, I yield, I pledge myself to walk in that path, and follow your Voice, and to trust you with the consequences!'”

Some will argue, “Oh!” ‘I don’t know what He will want next. None of us know that, but we know we shall be safe in His hands. Though death be the result from our Christ calling and obedience,'” Catherine Booth.

The calling has always been take up my cross, or causes, and follow me. The cross is the symbol of many adjectives looking for ready recipients.

Once we enter the sphere of unity with our Maker, this sphere of existence is foreign to us. We then are referred to as ambassadors. Representatives of a King from a sphere thought to the object of delusional folks. Until death do they discover it isn’t.

There will come a time when the Christ deniers may well recall the various admonitions of the worlds, Catherine Booth’s for repentance and then service. Now is the time to act one way or the other. Not to react is to react, so there is no escaping ones regrets.

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A – Z in one leap

“Logic will get you from A-Z, imagination will get you everywhere,” Albert Einstein.

Some help from God get you there faster. “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abountantly above all that ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generaations, forever and ever. Amen: Meaning so be it!

Something is seriously amiss because if it were so there would be complete harmony among the churches. And there is everything but harmony among the thousands of churches that dot the global landscape. Woe, to the many Reverends guilty of this mess!

So who is at fault for such a mess? Some would argue the devil. But who thinks that there is a real devil among us today? Who knows?

Centuries ago a guy named Paul wrote this, and it so today. “For such are false prophets, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of rightousness, whose end will be according to their works.” (cp 2 Corinthians 11:13-15).

The mother church in Rome was destined to be the way for truth and unity. But unfortunately, she became the mother of darkness and not trust worthy. Then came the protesters revolution offering conflicting light. Reaching us today with confusing rhetoric that has resulted in a church of uselessness.

Solution: Church out! Study the scriptures, ptivately or in small study groupd. Apply them accordingly, meaning don’t make them say something they don’t teach. Develop a sound foundation by mastering Romans through Philemon. And then move on slowly. and carefully, mastering the complete volumn of scriptures.

Is any of the aforementioned believable? It’s up to individual persuasion.

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when the heavenly meets the earhtly watch out

“I am enough of an artists to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world,” Albert Einstein.

Seems that perhaps there are some other elements. “For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared that we should walk in them.” (cp Ephesians 2:10).

“But if we imagine what we can not see, we eagerly work for it with perseverance.” (cp. Romans 8:25).

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” (cp (cp. Philippians 4:13).

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man the things God has prepared for those who love Him.” (cp. 1 Corinthians 2:9).

“Trust in the LORD and do good. Dwell in the land and feel His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” (cp. Psalms 37:3-5).

“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro through out the whole world to show Himself strong in behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9).

Keep in mind God doesn’t measure imagined success as we mortals do. It’s based upon faithfulness and in accordance with Romans 8:27-28, which reads, “Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. For we know all things work together to for sucess who are called according to His purpose.”

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b careful what u study

An aged, and respected professor at Paris University, Jacques Lefevre, in France. Was a devout papist, who had been studying ancient literature. His research centered around what historians had written about church saints. Lefevre wanted to write a book that would serve as an introduction on the subject for his students.

Eventually his research caused him to consult the Bible as a reliable source on sainthood. Seemed like a reasonable source for information on the subject. Especially since Lefevre was an enthusiastic admirer of such people. Especially those who lost their lives as martyrs for what they believed.

Studying the Bible can become a dangerous study because the Bible isn’t an ordinary book. It has a way of drawing the researcher into discoveries never contemplated. Causing them to become advocates of scriptural matters, that they once had held as an abhorrence. Lefevre ended up teaching his students all about his admiration for scriptural truths.

For example Lefevre taught, “It is God, who gives us by faith, righteousness. And, grace alone justifies to eternal life.”

Lefevre, dwelt upon what he considered to be the mysteries of redemption. Exhorting enthusiastically, “Oh, the unspesakable greatness of that exchange. The Sinless One is condemned, and they who are guilty go free; the Blessing bears the curse, and the cursed is brought into blessing; the Life dies, and the dead live; the glory is whelmed in darkness, and they who knew nothing but confusion of face are clothed with glory.”

And while teaching that the glory of salvation belongs solely to God, Lefevre taught, it’s the duty of obedience that belongs to the redeemed. “If you are a member of Christ’s family,” then, “you are a member of His body, then you are full of His divine nature.

Oh, Lefevre exclaimed, “that if people could fully understand such a privilege, how pure, chaste, and holy would they live, and how contemptible, when compared with the glory within them, that such glory which the eye of flesh cannot see, then would they deem all the glory of this world.”

Source material from The Great Controversy: Allen G. White, pages 147-148.

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life its ramifications

“The boundries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one ends, and the other begins,” Edgar Allan Poe. The Premature Burial

Unfortunately for Poe, and millions of others reaching us today. Were, and are not students of biblical knowledge. Because the scriptures are very clear. For a detailed primer concerning the origins of life from dust read, “Humanities Varied History,” published, 11 December 2020.

And also in that process this occurred, “And the LORD God formed man from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living being. (cp. Genesis 2:7).

And, we know that man as Adam, and Adam became the most intelligent man ever to grace this planted. Because, he was created in the image of God. (cp. Genesis 1:26). And just by thinking he could travel great distances. Because that’s what Christ was able to do.

This Padre, believes that the following is perhaps two of the greatest conversation to have ever occurred. It’s a convesation between Jesus and Mary Magdalene and His disciples. (Note the instantaneous appearance of Jesus).

But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she looked down into the tomb. And saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet of Jesus, where the body of Jesus had lain.

Then they said to her, “Woman why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my LORD, and I do not know where they have laid Him.”

Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Woman why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?”

She supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid laid Him, and I will take Him away.”

Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, Rabboni!” (which is to say Teacher).

Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father and you Father, but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am asending to My Father and your Father and to My God and your God.'” (cp. John 20:11-17).

Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors where shut where the disciples were assembled. For fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood and stood in the midst of them and said to them, “Peace be with you!”

(Note the doors were shut, and Jesus not knocking or let in just appeared instantly in the midst of them). (cp. John 20:19).

And that will be our experience, if redeemed by beleiving in His death and resurrection.

In the days of COVID-19, and uglyness of donald j trump, no matter what, we have the same responsibity as did His disciples. Saying, “Peace be to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.” (cp. John 20:21).

Despite the ugliness of the here and now, this is our life and future experience.

For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagarly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Who will transform our lowly body that it may be transformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He ia able to subdue all things to himself. (cp, Philippians 3:20-21).

But there is a sometime process about all of the aforemetioned, which blinded Poe, and many others, its called death. The Bible announces, “And its appointed for men to die.” (cp. Hebrews 9:27a). “You take away their breath and they die and return to dust.” (cp. Psalms 104:29b). “And, the spirit will return to God who gave it.” (cp.Ecclesiastes 12:7b).

And that concludes an analogy between life and death. But there is a lot more to death, which is for another discussion.

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applicable 4 everyone

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by chance observers,” Arthur Conan Doyle.

24 such chances: O LORD, You have searched me and known me! You know my sitting down and rising up; You understand my thoughts afar off.

You comprehend my path and my lying down, and you are acquainted with my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but O LORD, You know it altogether. You hem me in from behind and before and laid your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there, if I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall hold me.

If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me, even the night shall be light about me; indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You.

For you formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well. My body was nor hidden from you, when I was made in secret, and skillfully created in the lower parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in your book they are all written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.

How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; when I awake, I am with you.

Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God! Depart form me you bloodthirsty men. For they speak against You wickedly; Your enemies take your name in vain. Do I not hate them who hate You? I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.

Search me, O God, and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. (cp. Psalms 139:1-24).

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its that one or the another one

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer to God,” Fydor Dostoevsky.

Surely is so concerning the stars, however, not so sure that people find closeness to God through grief. My experience is that more often than not, it’s the opposite. There seems to be a tendency to blame God, for the circumstances that brought about ones grief.

Grief like all other human experiences is all about our humanity. There is an exit from one humanity which is based upon the future. The more familiar we are with the holy writ given to us by the everlasting God. The more equipped, we are to deal with grief through its many expressions.

There is an expression given to us by the brother of Jesus. He jumps all over us by going, as far, as to call us, adulterers and adulteresses! His scolding of us is about our tendency to be so earthly minded that we are of no heavenly good. He’s saying to us that we have a tendency to put the buggy before the horse. He concludes by saying such ways make us enemies of God. (cp. James 4:4). It’s the surest way for not being able to deal with grief.

Don’t be to critical of James because he was addressing people, who should have known better. People who were familiar with his brother Jesus, either from personal experiences or from others, who knew all about that experience directly from Jesus.

This writer knows a lot about grief because his mother was murdered when he was 9 years old. It happened on a very cold, iced and snowy day. Our last encounter ended this way. On our front porch, she put her arm around me. Gave me a big hug and and a kiss on my cheek, and said be a good boy. I responded, I will. Off I went to my godmothers house, to join my brother and cousins in fun filled day. In was the last fun filled day for me for nearly two decades. My grief nearly destroyed me. It didn’t bring me any closer to God. Quite to the contrary! Then I found Jesus. My life was reinvented from grief to joy.

True Christendom is all about this experience. “Therefore, if any one is in Christ, they have become a new creation. Old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new! (cp. 2 Corinthians 5:17). To get there everyone must get there through Romans 10:9-10).

It has nothing to do with church, social standing, or Dostoevsky ideologies. Which often serve as the greatest blockades, to closeness to God no matter what the season.

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when all is said and done there is more to be said

What is there about God that allows Christendom to have so many conflicting notions concerning Biblical doctrines. Crusades had been fought costing millions of lives, So that a particular Christian doctrinal ideology may be deemed as having its origin from Almighty God Himself.

It amounts to this, with a particular mortal announcing the God gave him or her a particular message for a particular ism. Bingo! A new denominational church comes into existence. And, it’s safe to say God had nothing to do with it.

Murderous conflicts between Christian sects caused civilized countries to pass laws forbidding certain behaviors that were contrary to civility as being criminal. Now that’s a terrible history for any tent that has such a legacy. Especially when Jesus declared, “Peace  I leave with you, My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled or be afraid.” (cp. John 14:27). There is simply no violence of any kind tolerable from or among those who name Christ as their Redeemer.

Christendom today must be seen as an entrepreneur of rivalries between competing businesses. The products they sell are various religious paraphernalia. At a cost to the congregants sometimes beyond their means. They do so because they are told in some incidences, that a 10% tithe of ones gross income is a Biblical requirement. And in various ways, some are told, you don’t want to get on the bad side of God. Not so! Though it was so under the law of  Moses. Right through until this current epoch in history. Today the emphasis is on cheerful giving. Though cheerful giving sometimes amounts to skillful blackmail. It’s an doctrine introduced by the Apostle Paul. No matter how its accomplished the most successful of those chief operating officers, called clergy, living extremely plush lifestyles.

By now it might seem strange to some that this Padre is a devout Christian. But it’s so! There is no exploitation for personal power, social status or economic gain.

Here are a few Christian doctrines that are irrelevant today. Prayer, speaking in tongues, Sabbath observation, end of this age transition into the next historical epoch.

For example, Jesus said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, they who believes in Me, the works that I do, they will do also, and greater works than these, they will do because I go to the Father. And whatsoever they ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.” (cp. John 12-14). Doesn’t work today!

Various similarities occurred during the age previous to ours. Which, included the four Gospels, with modern Christendom still stuck in the notion that prayers must offered to God in the name of Jesus. Is prayer relevant today? Yes! But! No promises are made. (cp. Philippians 4:6-7).

Next: Speaking in tongues a modern day an errant phenomenon practiced by evangelical fundamentalist Pentecostals. They collectively utter on with indistinguishable  babbling. Again, Paul wrote. “Those who speak in a tongue edifies themselves. If anyone speaks in a tongue, let there be two or at the most three, each in turn, and let one interpret. But if there be no interpreter let him keep silent in church, and let him speak to himself and to God.” (cp.1 Corinthians 14:4a; 27-28).

Sabbath observation by certain denominations is also an errant practice. Though all of Christendom should respect, but not observe Saturday as God’s Sabbath day of rest. (cp. Exodus 20:8-11). Why respect and not practice God’s Sabbath? Again, it was instituted by God through Moses as a part of the age of law. The law condemned, and proved that humans were forever alienated from God. Christendom today honors Sunday as the Lord’s day. Because His life, death and resurrection did what the Sabbath day observation couldn’t. Abolished the law of death through Christ. (cp. Romans 6:3 -10).

History moves on, and as it does, new scenarios confront humanity. They are all the handy work of Divine Providence. The prophet Isaiah recorded it this way for us. “Remember the former things of old. For I am God, and there is no other. I am God, and there is none like Me. Declaring the end from the beginning. And from ancient times, things not yet come.” Saying My counsel shall stand, ‘I will do all My pleasures.'” (cp. Isaiah 46:9-10). His counsel, and pleasures are all contained in what we call the Bible.

History, as we know, and experience it, is due for a sudden change. Biblical scholars refer to this present age, as the age of grace. Better known as the church age. Suddenly, Christ will return and close out this age. And instigate, His day of wrath upon humanity. Better known as the Lord’s day

What shouldn’t be surprising is that, the so called men of God, do not stand united concerning the details of such a historic and horrific event. But each holder of the Lord’s day, declares that their interpretation is a God given to them revelation.

Basically, it’s a seven year period known as the great tribulation. Some argue that just prior to that event Christ returns and raptures (Latin for remove) believers. So that they will not experience God’s wrath upon a Christ denying world.

Others argue that the rapture will occur after believers experiencing 3 1/2 years of unfathomable anguish.

That third group of pompous theologians, say not so fast! Believers, or the church will experience all seven years of the Great Tribulation. Then Christ will return to exit His believers. What will follow will be His 1,000  year reign upon this earth. With a peace unknown to humanity since before the fall of Adam and Eve.

In closing, return and review the opening paragraph. There is an answer, but it requires setting aside every thing held truthful about Christendom. The less one knows, or holds, as accurate Christian doctrines the better! The Bible is a dependable truth teller. All that is required is a sincere heart and an open mind with no ulterior motives. There is one prerequisite. All seekers of divine truth must have a relationship with Jesus. It’s a merciful uplifting experience. See, and apply Romans 10:9-10, for the beauty of the experience absorb verses 11-13.

Some last suggestion do no not join a church. You are a church. John calls us Lampstands. With Christ Himself and His angels serving as our guardians. See Revelation 1:12-20; Hebrew 1:14; Psalms 91:11-12. It’s exhilarating to experience angelic occurrences. The greater the entanglement one has with this world the greater the difficulty one has experiencing the fullness of Divine Providence. (cp James 4:4; Psalms 1:1-3).

Carefully study Romans through Philemon because they focus on what we must know about this current epoch of history. That doesn’t mean you are to exclude the other books from your study. The entire Bible contains vital information. But if our epoch in history is not clearly understood, it’ll be impossible to fully grasp the massive writings within our holy writ.

Here’s a tip: The past is just that, the past. The future can be understood by observing the presence. It’s the complete doorway to the future of Biblical history. Amounting to end of civilization as we know it! An eventual make over of the earth and heaven. And the scoffers laughed, but it’s said, they who laugh first, don’t get the last laugh.

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up for debate

“Religion is a system of wishful illusions together with a disavowal of reality, such as we find nowhere else but in a state of blissful hallucinatory confusion. Religion’s eleventh commandment, is ‘Thou shall not question,'” Sigmund Freud.

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American democracy in crisis mode

“Where you came from is gone, where you thought you were going to never was there, and where you are is no good, unless you can get away from it,” Flannery O’Connor.

We can all take O’Connors sentence with each of us weaving  different narratives about life’s realities. Especially her suggestion for a needed avenue around its realities.

Greater insights can be gained by reading her novel, “Wise Blood.” There she writes a fictional account about redemption, retribution and misleading churchman.

She wrote her novel in 1952 leaving this impression the more things change, the more they remain the same. From the perspective of many it’s all about misdirected religious influence. Whether it’s about redemption, retribution which have a way of wrapping themselves around politics.

Churchman, mostly a collection of Pentecostal religious zealots, who are in the business of empire building. And usually aligned  with the likes of Donald J. Trump. They’ve been around for a while, and have been influential in presidential elections dating back to at least the Reagan presidency. They influence millions who believe they speak for God, so they must vote for the presidential candidate they back. Their vote propelled Trump into the Peoples House in 2016 and they are a threat to it again in 2020!

They are all very dangerous because they ultimate goal is merge their religion as one with the state. They falsely think Trump is their ally. Trump is using them for political purposes. Trump will eventually turn on them, when he no longer needs them. That Trump’s history! Trump’s apparent goal is create a dictatorial government. Fashioned much like what exists in places like China, Iran, North Korea and Russia.

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trump disgraced again

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced,” James Baldwin.

Much can be learned by studying the character of change makers. Fresh before us like Rep. John Lewis, who has memorized the phrase, “Good Trouble.”

President Obama eulogized, Rep. John Lewis, by pleading with Congress to pass a new Voting Rights Act in Lewis’ honor. He also called for Election Day to become a national holiday.

Trump’s response on Fox News this past Wednesday, calling it, “terrible and ridiculous.”

We all know that not all things can be changed. In Trump, we have meant the change we face. One we must succeed at making because Trump is the most dangerous THING ever to occupy the Peoples House.

There’s an ancient biblical adage. Where there is no vision the people perish, so cast off all restraints. (cp. Proverbs 29:

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putrid indeed unless

“Loyalty to country ALWAYS! Loyalty to government, when it deserves it. Mark Twain.

Well that eliminates Donald J. Trump because his loyalty is only to himself. This is the essences of republicanism as defined by, Alfred Hitchcock, “There is nothing to winning really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever. So that also eliminates the republican party. Oh by the way, This writer is no fan of, Joe Biden, or the democratic party. Voting for Biden or any democrat is the better of two wrongs.

Government should not be about enslaving the people. Rather government should be about being enslaved by the people.

America is in need of a make over. This current government can’t even come to terms over the economic relief needed by working people, who have been crippled by this pandemic.

Then we have Trump threatening to intervene, if Congress can’t produce a relief package. It’s another Trumpian ploy to hopefully siphon votes for his reelection. Trump is such an transparent phony, nevertheless, he keeps producing that facade, and keeps getting away with it. Will it ever end, yes, on 03 November!

Then congressional democrats will have a real challenge in making Biden into something he isn’t, presidential. What a mess! Our only hope is that our vice president will be the brains of his one term presidency.

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Oh if it were only so

“The best books are those that tell you what you already know,” George Orwell.

Perhaps! But Orwell must have excluded the Bible. If it were so, the world would be very different. It would be unusual for the majority of earths population not to be Christ fearing and honoring people.

The Jews wouldn’t have experienced the Holocaust!

It would be a cinch to prepare for global conflicts. Because the Bible tells us who are the culprits, as agents of national and global conflicts.

If it were so, we’d have a clearer understanding about pestilences, earthquakes and the granddaddy of them all. Including changing weather patterns that will and is threatening human existence on this planet.

Christ fearing, and honoring people are by far in the minority. And blindness knows, that should the majority come to grips, that the Bible really is the best book to know. Because it tells us, who we are, and all about our destinies.

Then blindness will unite to fulfill this biblical prophecy. In places like Iran, China and other Christ hating nations the process is well underway.

Jesus told his disciples that the aforementioned, and the following are only the beginning of prophetic sorrows.

Jesus the unfolded these historical occurrences. “Then they will deliver you up to be subjugated to cruelty and will kill you. You will be hated by everyone for my name’s sake.

Then many will stumble and turn against one another. Many false religious zealots will arise, and lead many astray.

Iniquity will be multiplied, compassion for one another will not exist.

But those, who endure to the end will be saved. The Good News of the Kingdom will be shared with the whole world for a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. (cp. Matthew 25:8-14, with exegesis).

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matter of opinion

“A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life for the sake of his appetite,” Leo Tolstoy.

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history falsehoods -v- truths

Do historians record events with a particular prejudice? Determined to give events a slant favored by one or more special interest groups? Of course they do, and it’s why history is calculated from a prejudicial perspective.

For instance Chinese historians are most likely going to conclude that COVID 19, as a global pandemic originated in China through American intelligence operatives. While American historians are likely to slant that historical occurrence, as a accidental leakage from a Chinese research laboratory. As the researchers were developing a deadly biological weapon.

Historians representing other countries like from Russia, Iran, North Korea are likely to write that history from the Chinese perspective. While, Western European historians are going to write that history from the American perspective. And historians from other countries not wanting to offend the great powers of the East or West, will write that history from a more neutral perspective. And that’s, the history that’s most likely to be most believable.

Historians from all those nations are busy putting together data telling that history from their prejudicial perspective. Because that’s what secular historians are all about.

And as sure, as the calendar turns from one day to the next that history will be studied from many different perspectives by tomorrow’s scholars and students. It’s the way nations guarantee a historical perspective favorable to their legacy.

And as students are taught the efficacy of the legacy, politicians are assured a favorable place in history. Now you know why politicians have such a fowl smell. And history isn’t objective, despite their insistence that it is!

The only thing that changes is one day to the next, and the years roll on. And as those students grow up, they will perpetuate the same falsehoods, as scholars, politicians and religionist. Of course, this is done from their inherited prejudicial perspective. Because secular history, is all about preserving a particular nation states honorable place in history. Even when some to many nation states should be condemned by their historians which of course includes the United States. It’s how politicians use historians and religionist to peddle their wrongs as rights.

Understanding history is best understood from a history book called the Bible. The Bible is God’s legacy of the past, present and all future history. Much of it dismal, and disappointing to God, but at least it’s accurate, and without prejudice. What’s most interesting is the way Christ is factored into that equation. First as Redeemer for the disgraced and then heirs to God’s kingdom on earth. And eventually occupants the of a permanent new earth.

Of course there are many who argue it’s prejudicial to assert that the Bible provides reliable history past present or future. To prove them wrong here’s a future history that everyone will be able to observe. Thus turning the tables on the naysayer’s. And perhaps, the unfolding of this history, will prompt those outside of the redemptive power of Christ to take advantage of His grace. Creating guaranteed residency in His forthcoming kingdom, and eternal residency upon the new earth.

Look among the nations, watch, and wonder marvelously, for I am working a work in your days, which you will not believe though it is told you. (cp. Habakkuk 1:5).

China will replace the United States as the premier world power economically and militarily. China is the predicted power from the East. And in her orb of influence will be Russia, India and other countries southern Asia.

Another power bloc will the Arab Muslim world of the Middle East and southern Asia. Europe will become alarmed seeing these federations as a threat to them. Eventually a well armored ten state European empire will emerge. Known as the revived Roman Empire.

Israel will be seen as vulnerable to eradication because the United States will most likely be a heap of nothingness as economic and military power. The handwriting of truth is clearly seen as Trump isolates the United States, as it becomes a foreigner from her allies. Because of Divine Providence, Israel will survive.

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exquisite horrors

“All religion my friend is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination and poetry. Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality,” Edgar Allan Poe.

An accurate rebuttal to Poe. Comparing Moses, to Jesus and reaching us. “Therefore, you, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, who was faithful to Him, who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house.

For this one has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, insomuch as He who built the house has more honor than the house. For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.

And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of things which would be spoken afterward, but Christ as a Son over His own, whose house we are, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you will hear His voice. Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, in the of trial in the wilderness. Where your fathers tested and tried Me, and saw My works for forty years.

Therefore I was angry with that generation, and said, ‘They always go astray in their heart, and they have not known My ways. So I swore in My wrath, they shall not enter My rest.'” (cp. Hebrews 3:1-11).

The Jews have been a hated and persecuted people ever since God announced that they would not experience His rest. Not only are the Jews despised, their nation state a constant target for obliteration. Such a long history should demonstrate to everyone the realness Christ Jesus. And the danger of being denied His favor now and during the hear after at verse 11.

The now and the later: “Bewear everyone, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God. Because in the hear after all are guilty of departing from the living God which God describes as an evil. Because people didn’t take advantage of His favor during their lifetimes.

Also, substantiated with the following exhortation. “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse. (cp. Romans 1:20).

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fair reckoning

“By judging others, we blind ourselves to our own evil, and to the grace others are just as entitled to as we are,” Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

We all need to be true to the Bonhoeffer edit but in our own ways. Though we all have our shortcomings, our Christ is without them. For our sake’s He had this recorded. Insomuch then, as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself, likewise has shared in the same, that through death He might destroy Him who had the power of death, that is the devil. (cp. Hebrews 2:14).

And again the mysterious of Divine Providence offers grace to everyone. It’s recorded as thus, The wind blows where it wishes, and you here the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit. (cp. John 3:8).

And in judgment those exclude from His grace will argue, no one ever told us. And our Christ will respond, Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse. (cp. Romans 1:20).

More truth, How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand. When I awake, I am still with you. (cp. Psalms 139:17-18).

And in conclusion this promise, Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me. Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times, things not yet done. Saying, “My counsel shall stand. I will do all my pleasures.” (cp. Isaiah 46:9-10).

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never ending truths

God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also in the trees, and in the flowers, and clouds and the stars. Martin Luther 1483-1546.

I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are your works and that my soul knows very well. (cp. Psalms 139:14).

For since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse.

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traitors to the american way

“As a man is said to have a right to his property, he is equally said, to have property in his rights. Where an express of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his persons, his faculties, or his possessions,” James Madison, March 27, 1792.

And who, and what is responsible for such a scandalous theft? None others than those, who claim to hold the Unites States Constitution in the highest esteem. From Trump, to his scandalous republican puppets. Through to their supreme court jurists.

They are the who in the theft of our combined property rights. Accomplished through their zeal for power, stature, and political partisanship. Done without fear despite Madison’s condemnation of such political hooliganism.

They have with pride subverted all of Madison’s property rights belonging to we the electorate. Dumping those rights into the cesspool of corruption, by allowing money to have constitutional standing equal to we the people.

They have done that through the powerful, and unchecked power of the nations corporate conglomerates, who pay little to no corporate taxes. Allowing them to pay professional lobbyist to write legislation for the so called freely elected peoples representatives. And that guarantees their perpetual undemocratic dominance over the nation. Making sure that the president, congress and the courts understand their tenure is in their hands and not the electorate. And that’s, why there is such an imbalance of wealth and social equality in America.

In a very real sense all democrat’s and republican’s, as parties to those shenanigans between government, wall street and their armies of lobbyist should be arrested and tried as traitors. Because they have stolen our combined property rights.

And because our, Declaration of Independence, boldly declares, that we the people have been endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these rights are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Followed by the preamble to our Constitution which also boldly declares, “We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect Union, establish … and promote the general Welfare … do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness resulting in the general welfare means certain aspects of those unalienable rights endowed to us by our Creator can not be for profit. One such aspect is a single universal payer national health plan created by the federal government. Covering every American from birth to death. Paid through taxes collected from the nations very wealthy corporate conglomerates. And, through additional taxes paid by the nations million and billionaires.

The federal government has a legal obligation to enact such universal health care. Because it written, “Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, ” Declaration of Independence.

The people’s solution. Learn to act up for change non-violently.

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