when the natural meddles with the supernatural

All crafts have handbooks that serve as instructive guides for the mastering the success of particular endeavors. However the greatest of them all are the collective manuals called the Bible. Its wisdom, and guidance is all inclusive when it comes to human nature.

Few would disagree that the world is plagued with troublesome concerns that have the potential to eradicate human existence into a state of nonexistence. Choose any pandemic from lawlessness, war, health and global warming. Citing  some occurrences that could obliterate human existence as global presences.

Evil always presents itself as something it is not. And all the above calamities that plague humanity have their root from this one source.

“Then that shape shifting entity Satan a much different creature than the creature we know today. Coaxed the woman, saying, “God knows that in the day that you eat of the fruit of the tree you will not die. God knows that your eyes will be opened and you will be like God. That became appetizing to her husband, so both of them thought that being like God would be wonderful. And because, they were persuaded to disobey their Creator misery, and death entered the world. (cp. Genesis 3:1-19).

Humanity in its current state, a condition of choice, and not what our Creator intended. Things will progressively worsen. And Divine Providence will close this age, and a more horrific age will replace it. Finally this earth and the heavens above will end. With a new earth and heaven taking there place. A glorious future where all, and every kind of pandemic will be nonexistent. (cp. Revelation 21:1-5).

Interesting is that God declares earth’s inhabitants will be His people, and He will be their God. Will earth’s new inhabitants follow their predecessors and manage to get on Gods bad side. And how may times, has such a process repeated itself?

And will God Almighty show mercy to earth’s previous inhabitants? That seems to be the case, as suggested in Revelation 21:6-7.

Free will to decide for ones self is a paramount characteristic of God Almighty. People can refuse His offer and the consequences is to experience the second death. (cp. Revelation 21:8).

The avenues of the supernatural are thought provoking. For instance it appears that the Garden of Eden, the home of at least two of earth’s previous inhabitants is still part of this biosphere. “Therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. So He drove out the man, and a flaming sword turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life.” (cp. Genesis 3:23-24).

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Nietzsche got it seriously wrong

“You have your way, and I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only it does not exist,” Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

To each their own it has been said. But, share that Nietzsche acclimation with a hard core gangster. Who was troubled because he had not had his first kill. Which would have established, his  gangland authority. But before that occurred, he unexpectedly had a career change, when he was confronted by the only way.

Divine Providence sometimes works in mysterious ways. Mysterious only because His ways are foreign to all so many. And if we aren’t alert they sometimes pass right by us. So here’s how our hard core gangster experienced the redemptive power of our risen Christ. It’s found in Romans 10:20, “I was found by them that sought me not. I was made manifest to them that asked not of me.

More than six decades later, he’s still anchored to the only way. Well rooted, and a theologians theologian!

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ethical murder

“We must learn to regard people less in light of what they do or omit to do, and more in light of what they suffer,” Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Executed by Nazi Germany over his involvement to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Dietrich struggled trying to weigh in the balance murdering Adolf Hitler against God’s declaration, “You shall not kill!”

Finally, Dietrich, decided ethical morals would be the determining factor. Would the public good justify murder. In respect to Adolf Hitler, he concluded, Yes! Dietrich is credited being the father of situational ethics. In other words the morals of the situation determine ethical reaction.

Even world events like the United States involvement in two world wars and military skirmishes. Especially the nations determination to protect Israel from Arab/Muslim nations. Even if means war the Iran, Russia or China. China will be the nation to test the nations resolve to stand with Israel no matter what occurs. But it won’t be the United States that obliterates China, it’ll be God Almighty Himself. “And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a burdensome concern for all peoples who would destroy her. They will surely be cut to pieces all nations gathered against Israel.”(cp. Zechariah 12:3).

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perspectives

“People who get things done make things happen,” Eleanor Roosevelt.

“I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good with their lives. And that every person should eat, drink and enjoy the good of their labor. It is a gift from God.” (cp. Ecclesiastes 3:12-13).

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choices

The human way

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility,” Eleanor Roosevelt.

God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding and largeness of heart like the sand of the seashore. And he spoke three thousand proverbs, and his songs were one thousand and five. (cp.1Kings 4:29;32).

The Solomon way.

My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands. For length of days, and long life, and peace they will give to you.

Let not mercy and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck, and write them on the tablet of your heart. And by so doing, find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and other people.

Learn to trust the LORD with all your heart, and lean not upon your own understanding, and in all your ways acknowledge Him. And He shall direct your paths.

Do not be wise in your own eyes. Fear the LORD and depart from all other ways. It will add health and longevity to your life. (cp. Proverbs 3:1-8).

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scam artists at work

“You’ve got to go out on the limb sometimes because that’s where the fruit is,” Will Rogers. Well maybe so, but that doesn’t mean that the fruit is eatable as a nourishing food. The world is full of all kinds of scams from the orchard fields to the market place and everything in between. And unfortunately, sometimes deep into the heart of Christendom.

Most likely that is part of what Jesus had in mind when He said the following, “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. You shall know them by their fruits. Do people gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so, every good tree brings forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree brings forth rotten fruit. A good tree can’t bring forth bad fruit, neither can bring good fruit. Every tree that brings not forth good fruit is cut down down and cast into the fire. Wherefore, by their fruits you shall know them.” (cp. Matthew 7:15-20).

No matter what kind of fruit is being peddled in the market place of ideas. What you read hear or elsewhere it’s only information. Research it all, then accept or reject it.

The you’ll experience the benefits from its nourishment, or obviously the converse. But as all of us truth seekers know, it can be at times a complicated journey. Especially, when it comes to religion and politics. Both are important because they determine our destinies in very subtly ways. Far to many of those ways led to grapes of thorns and thistles of figs. Both avenues have ample fruit deserving of the fire.

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Z for Zeus J for Jesus

A couple of tales that keep circulating. One which is, what goes around comes around. With one more to follow which is the most reliable.

Zeus made a bull, Prometheus a man, and Athena  house, and they chose Momus to judge their handiwork. He was so jealous of it that he began to find fault with everything. Zeus he said, had made a mistake in not putting the bull’s eye in its horns, to enable it to see what it was butting.

Prometheus’ man should have had his mind attached to the outside of his body, so that wickedness could not be hidden.

As for Athena, she ought to have mounted her house on wheels, so that one could move it without any trouble, if a rogue came to live next door.

Zeus was angered by this display of malice and exiled Momus from Olympus.

Nothing is so good that some fault cannot be found in it. (source-Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop, “Room for Improvement”).

There will always be fault finders especially, when it come to our Christian faith. God’s creation has many Monus,’ who often chronicled it as having not occurred, as recorded  in the scriptures. With the courtyard of earth being polluted with just as many Monus,’ denying the birth, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Saying His requirement for repentance in order to avoid the second death, is a fairy tale. And, the fault finding could go on for many pages.

So, what is one to do about such fault finding? Remain true to the scriptures and like the Psalmist sing, “Let thy mercy O LORD, be upon us, according, as we hope in You.” (cp. Psalms 32:2).

Knowing that the scriptures are true because, “I am the LORD that is My name, and I My glory will I not give to another, neither My praise to to graven images.” (cp. Isaiah 42:8). And John, who saw Jesus clothed with a vesture (body) dipped in blood, and His name was called, THE WORD OF GOD.” (cp. Revelation 19:13).

As it was in ancient times, when the Chronicler said, “But they mocked (found fault) with the messengers of God, and despised His words, and misused His prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against His people, till there was no remedy.” (cp, 2 Chronicles 36:16).

The fault finding continues from that time till ours. And this His 21st century response. “Be not deceived, God will not be mocked, for what every person sows that shall they reap.” (cp. Galatians 6:7).

So times are getting tough, therefore, it’s time to get tough for Jesus. For that hour is approaching, and it has been announced. “And behold, I come quickly, and My reward is with me, to give to every person according, as their work shall be.” (cp. Revelation 22:12).

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tragedy struck while most slept

It’s on the horizon according to Charles, Prince of Wales, who is the heir apparent to the British throne, as the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth. Who said, “Capitalism and consumerism have brought the world to the brink of economic and environmental collapse.” With the Prince scolding the world community with this hot indictment. “We can no longer afford consumerism and the age convenience is over.”

No doubt it’s time for change but none will come. Because the determination for excessive profits, combined with eager consumerism making them hell bent on convenience. Together they are just to over whelming for change to occur.

There is a sound economic platform available, but its hidden away like it’s the result of a deadly pandemic virus. Because, it has a biblical bases which most people are not aware of. And if it’s not about profit and consumerism, well it’s not worth knowing anyway.

There is something also most magical that occurs, when one practices the following. Jesus was once asked, what is the best way to interact with you and others? Jesus replied, love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. That is the only pathway to interaction with God. When that is accomplished, than you’ll love your neighbor as you love yourself. Because, they are principles destined to be practiced forever. (cp. Matthew 22:36-40).

Time changes but principles don’t because what worked yesterday works today and into the many distant tomorrows. And those principles, are the only way to harmonize profits and consumerism. Because both are needed, and when one works against the other both fail.

It’s all about changing yourself, so you can change your world. Accomplished through one person at a time.

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what today says about tomorrow

“I once asked evangelist, Billy Graham, if he experienced temptations of the flesh, when he was young?” He said, “Of course!” “How did you deal with them?” With a passion he responded, “I asked God to strike me dead before he allowed to dishonor him that way! That is the kind of seriousness one needs to overcome the temptations of a corrupt culture in which shameful behavior is to often paraded in the streets,” Columnist Cal Thomas.

And, as Isaiah informed us. “Except the LORD of Sabaoth (or Host) had left us a seed (resisters) we would have become like Sodom, and we would have been made like Gomorrah.” (cp. Romans 9:29).

“Turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes. Condemning them to destruction by making them an example. To those who would afterward live ungodly.” (cp. 2 Peter 2:6).

“Even as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities about them in a similar manner giving themselves over to fornication, and homosexuality are set forth as examples. Suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” (cp. Jude 1:7).

God has promised that He will not be mocked. Promising that that which is sown shall be reaped. (cp. Galatians 6:7). God may not turn the cities of America into ashes from fire. But the same can be accomplished, through the unsettling events disturbing the nation right now.

Certainly an army of Christian resisters are needed to challenge, and turn back the ungodly. Who campaign for the acceptance of those, who mock our Creator. By chasing after various pursuits of strange flesh.

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change making

A tree is known by its fruits;

A person by their deeds.

A good deed is never lost;

They who sow courtesy reap friendship.

and they who plant kindness gathers love.

Source: Saint Basil, 329-379.

A prayer offered by Saint Basil. “God grant us a deeper since of fellowship with all the living. Our brothers and sisters to whom in common with us, you have given this earth as home.

We recall with regret that in times past, we have acted in high-handed ways of cruelty in exercise our domain over them. Thus the voices of the earth which should have risen to you in song, has turned into a groan of travail.

May we realize that all these creatures also live for themselves and for you and not us alone. They to have the goodness of life, as we do, and serve serve better in their way than we do in ours.

21st century change maker.

“Now to Him, who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. To God our Savior, who only is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever, Amen!” (cp, Jude 1:24-25).

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taught by experience

A lion, a donkey and a fox formed a partnership and went hunting. When they had taken a quantity of game, the lion told the donkey to divide it in equal shares. Upon completing the task, He said, “Mr, lion choose one.” But the lion leapt upon him and devoured him. Then he told the fox to divide it. The fox collected all of it in one pile. Leaving a few trifles for himself. Telling the lion to make his choice. The lion asked, “Who taught you to share things that way?” The fox responded, “What happened to the donkey!”

We learn wisdom by seeing the misfortunes of others. (source:Penguin Classic-Fables of Aesop-“Taught By Experience).

However it is found, once found this is the value of wisdom. And the people, who gain from her understanding. Discover that her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, and her gain greater than fine gold. And all the things you may desire can not be compared with her. Length of days is in her right hand. In her left hand riches and honor. Her ways are ways of pleasantness and her paths bare peace. She is a tree of life to those, who take hold of her. And, happy are all who retain her.” (cp. Proverbs 3:13-18).

And, so it has been said, wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom, and with all of getting get understanding. (cp. Proverbs 4:7).

But O, how elusive her gems can be. With most experiencing a donkey like fate, so many times. And some if fortunate, like the fox learn to get by. That leaves the few, who must work very hard to benefit from her tree of life.

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roads well traveled

A taste of Paul and then Frost. Some like the spiritual while others like the storied poets.

Do you not know that as many of us were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death. Therefore, we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just, as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in the newness of life. Apostle Paul.

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both. And be one traveler, long I stood. And looked down one as far as I could, to where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair. And having perhaps the better claim, because it was grassy and wanted wear. Though as for that the passing there had worn them really about the same.

And, both that morning equally lay in leaves no step had trodden back. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads to way, I doubted, if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh. Somewhere ages and ages hence. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost.

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strategy making it work

The mice, who were at war with the weasels were always getting the worst of it. They held a meeting, and coming to a conclusion that their defeats were due to a lack of leadership. They chose some from among themselves, and appointed them to be their generals. Then in order to distinguish themselves from the rest, they made horns, and fixed them on their heads.

When they joined the battle their whole army was routed and took flight. They all got in their holes except the generals, who were unable to get in on account of their horns. They were caught and devoured!

Vainglory is often the cause of misfortune. Source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“Pride Will Have A Fall.”

Pride sure path to misery and failure.

Pathways to happiness and success.

Let us not become conceited by provoking one another, or by envying one another. (cp. Galatians 5:26).

Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but  in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves. (cp. Philippians 2:30.

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the dreiser effect

 

As many know, Theodore Dreiser wrote about the dark side of the American dream. Where protagonist, Clyde Griffiths, turns his back on his Christian upbringing provided by his parents. Seeking a life, not guided by Christian principles. And that is the crux of our modern day, “American Tragedy.”

Why is that so many might wonder? For starters the modern day church is an institution very much into empire building. They’ve become institutions of entrepreneurs. There business is to sell in various ways church nonsense. All designed to keep the pews packed with admirers and their bank accounts bulging.

While avoiding, the nitty gritty back breaking work of Christendom. It’s the nitty gritty that draws people to Christendom. Because its mostly disappeared, they follow the increasingly well traveled road of the Clyde Griffiths.

Important. Whatever issues either very personal, or out of concern over the deteriorating political landscape, or some other concern. Don’t ask a clergyman. Because, you are most likely going to be misled. As a habit avoid all modern organized churches, whether they are denominational institutions, or not. Just because they say they are independent or non-denominational churches. In the scheme of things, they in their own deceptive ways are entrepreneurs. Whose end, is to draw you into their web of church growth because that’s where the money is. Avoid them all!!!!

So here’s what you need to do. You’ll find your answer from the books of Roman through Philemon. Jesus gave them to the Apostle Paul to share with us. Because the Jews rejected Him, as their Messiah. And He, ushered in what became the church age. Like the age of law, the church age will some day come to a close.

When ready start a home church with like minded friends. Avoid any hierarchical structure. Introduce a study of the Apostle Paul’s church age literature. When ready carefully include the rest of the Bible in your studies. There are serious truths recorded through out the Bible. For example, Matthew through John are not church age literature. They are a part of the lexicon of the Old Testament law. If you can grasps that concept, it’ll spare you and your home church group a lot of confusion. For example, most people think that, John 3:16, brings them into the family of Christ. Not so! Today saving grace occurs through the gospel of grace. Whose pathway is shown through Romans 10:9-10, and rooted in the following, “Do you not know that as many of us where baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? (cp. Romans 6:3). People under the law knew nothing about His death or resurrection. The very foundation of church age grace.

Again when ready, select issue(s) that concern you and your home church. Get out there, and do the nitty gritty work that needs to be done. Relay upon Romans 8:14;25-28; Hebrews 11:1;6 for starters.

And follow that Apostolic model, as your friends have friends outside your circle of friends. Eventually they should start their own home church. That’s the way to reverse the Clyde Griffiths syndrome.

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the screw up of history

Abraham who once held the cradle of humanity within his power. Because, Divine Providence made a covenant with him. But he blew it by laughing at the hand of his destiny. And in a mocking manner, Abraham demanded. Change your mind, and let it be Ishmael, who finds favor with you. Quickly, the response came, “I have heard you, and behold, Ishmael will become a global power.” Recorded for all generations was the screw up of history.

That screw up set the stage for the greatest wars of all time which will be fought by the descendants of Ishmael. The Islamic world will war with Abraham’s descendants engulfing the sons of Uncle Sam and all people not of the lineage of Ishmael.

The United States got its first taste of Islamic destiny, 01 September 2001. And their destiny has played out in various, and sundry ways. Heading for its possible cultivation through the Soleimani-Trump saga. Unaware of their destinies by the peddlers of contemporary on lookers because they don’t know how to fact check Divine Providence.

What was meant to be but got temporarily derailed goes this way. And God said to Abraham, Yes! I will bless Sarah your wife and give you a son through her. And, you shall his name Isaac. And she shall be the mother of nations; prominent rulers shall be of her. And I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and his descendants  after him.

So there will be a unexpected turn around, mostly likely when all seems insufferable by human standards.

of men and lions

Once upon a time, a lion and a man were traveling together. And both of them, were talking ever so boastfully about their accomplished feats.

By the roadside stood a block of stone on which was carved an image of a man beating a lion. The man pointed his finger with a degree of uncertainty, and said to his companion, “You see, we men are stronger than you.” A smile flickered on the lions face, “If we lions knew how to carve,” said he, ‘You would often see a lion on top of him.'”

Many people, who talk boastfully about their courage, and intelligence, are shown up when faced with reality. (Source:Penguin Classics-Fables of Aesop-“Men And Lions).

Many Christians, who proudly boast, and say with God, all things are possible.” A claim that is supported in Luke 1:37, “For with God nothing is impossible.” But it is evident that His lions the church, nothing is possible. Except deep divisions among Christians, and because of that a deteriorating world is void of Christ like ethics.

During, 2020, it will only get worse, not because its penned here. But because the the Church Himself said it, “For then there shall be great tribulation, such as, has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be!” (cp. Matthew 24:21).

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ancient times made modern

World drama! The forces of Major General Qassen Soleimani-v-the forces of President Donald J. Trump. Who will be the victor? Neither! Both will continue to keep the world on high alert. Both determined to annihilate each other. It’s all a matter of who strikes the homeland first. If, you don’t find that scary, see the nearest shrink!

But before annihilation or insanity overwhelms most within our global community. Here’s its etymology. The founders of what was to be or not, choose the not. They choose the not. And global history, took a nose dive destined for constant destruction. And here we are today, on the verge of mutual obliteration.

An Egyptian named Hagar gave birth to a baby boy, whom she named Ishmael. Ishmael grew up and became the originator of Islam. World turmoil then, and now is what it’s all about, who was entitled to be the rightful heirs of the promises made to Abraham. Was it Abraham’s first born Ishmael, or Isaac. Muslims say Ishmael with Jews and Christians arguing Isaac. It’s all about geography, and who has destinies influence through Divine Providence.

Divine Providence has always favored Abraham. And he, was very attached to Ishmael. Abraham was strong headed, and he wanted Ishmael to be his heir. Despite having been advised by Divine Providence that he would have a male heir, who would inherit all the promises made to him. Because of the crippling effects of aging, he assumed, that he and Sarah could never become parents to another son. So he laughed at God and prayed, “Oh, that Ishmael may live before you.

Most of heard it said, “Be careful about what you wish for because you might get your wish.” Bingo! God said to Abraham, “I have heard you; Behold! I have anointed him, and I will make him successful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great world power.” And there you have it two powers striving for global dominance.

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about making wrong right

By now, everyone certainly must be aware of the uproar, caused by Trump ordering the killing of Major General Qassem Soleimani. While many of Trump’s critics, admit that Soleimani was responsible for both deaths of Americans, and the damaging of American assets.

Again apart from being brain dead, everyone must know that Japan attacked a U.S. naval base killing many Americans. And in the process obliterating its naval assets, to the extent many thought it would be impossible for the United States to become a power on the high seas. Wrong!

And what would have occurred, if President Roseevelt, would mourned the deaths and damages. But announced, that if the United States retaliated more American deaths would occur. Along with great losses to American assets. Answer! The world would be a much more darker place than it is today!

Though, not a Trump supporter; he took a step in making many wrongs right. It’s the Jesus way. That is said not to suggest that Trump is somehow connected to Jesus. He’s not not in the truest sense of the expression. However, it is the Jesus way to work through we mortals. Always intending to make wrongs right.

Many examples could be given, but for now here’s an example. The betrayal of Joseph by his brothers, and sold into slavery by them. And when famine swept the land, it was Joseph, who spared them from likely starvation.

As discussed yesterday, Satan walks among us unnoticed. But his wrongs magnify themselves in horrible ways. So it is with Jesus, who resides within us and magnifies many rights. The ultimate one a new earth and an everlasting kingdom. And He invites all to prepare for that the greatest of all good.

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mixed up world-understanding

Wow! What a mess the Soleimani-v-Tromp. With both men being vilified or glorified. It all boils down to which side of the fence one comes from. But is there a neutral party, and that neutral party happens to be Divine Providence. Who is always making wrongs right, and what side, one falls on is the test determinate value for vilification or glorification.

Here’s info for ones understanding. The son born of Hagar, as recently discussed was the act of Divine Providence making a wrong right. Because every wrong must be made right because it’s a cosmic principal. In this instance, Divine Providence was the divine arbitrator in such matters. Because Ishmael the father of Islam, himself, was a wrong. And the wrong would be made right through Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David through to Jesus. All were chariot’s of Divine Providence. Who is also known, as Immanuel because global government rest upon Him. How do I know all of that one might query? Divine Providence told me so!

This Padre duly ordained, and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of secular Americans, as organized groups within our American society. Right through to the many denominational churches doting the American landscape. Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interest to be discussed. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

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without yesterday no today

From recent discussions a mythological journey through the windows of the Khamenel’s verses the Trump’s of this world. And with Ares, the shape shifting God from the underworld. Who came topside to reek some havoc. Doing so through the unsuspected. Where, we also met a character named Lucifer. Who walks among us, but is totally unrecognizable to we mortals. And alleged, to be the one responsible for all wrongs globally.

For today a journey through the non-mythological. Discovering that it’s the source for what’s pushing world tensions to new heights. And, it’s all about religion!

Now the LORD said to Abraham leave your country, family, friends including your parents. In other words leave everything treasured including personal belongings. Just go!

Travel to an unfamiliar land (Palestine) that I will take you to. There, I will make you into a great nation; and you will be a blessing. I will bless those, who bless you, and I will curse him that curses you. And through you all nations shall become prosperous. (cp. Genesis 12:1-3.

Well into his journey, Abraham made this inquiry. Lord what will you give? Seeing that I am childless …. Then He took him outside, and said, “Look towards heaven, and count the stars, if you are able to number them, so shall your descendants be.” (cp. Genesis 15:2;5).

Sarah wondered how that could be because she and Abraham were very old? As far, as equating the stars as being symbolic, as to the number of their descendants. So Sarah, used her ingenuity, and  conceived this solution. She’d encourage her husband to have sex with their employee, Hagar. But Sarah’s, well intended plan back fired big time. (cp. Genesis 16:4).

Time moves on, and so did Hagar. But an angel serving, the interest of the LORD found Hagar. And said to her, “Behold you are with child, and you shall name him, Ishmael. Because, God became aware of your mistreatment.” (cp. Genesis 16:11).

The son to be born by Hagar was God’s way of making a wrong right. Even if it effects those whom God has declared to His people. Abraham, and his descendants which includes, we gentiles. Who by His grace become joint heirs with all the promises made to Abraham. (cp. Galatians 3:29).

There’s a downside to being an heir of promises. It’s that everyone pays the consequences of right made wrong. Irrespective of what side of the fence one hails from. But there’s also an upside, “For by one man’s offense (Adam) death enter the world. But much more, those, who received the abundance of grace, and the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One Jesus Christ.” (cp. Romans 5:17).

This Padre duly ordained and also having a degree in political science. Is available to address the broad spectrum of secular Americans within our American society. Right through to the many denominational church’s that dot the American landscape. From either the secular or religious perspective.

Exercise your prerogatives from the vast repertoire of interest to be discussed. From the galaxy of the conventional to the corridors of issues usually avoided.

Scheduling can be accomplished through the Contact Us link on my Home page. Living room conversations work well as do other forums where people can gather.

CfS is a church without walls, and therefore, without membership.