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If you live in Yemen, Syria, or fire ravaged California, the Tribulation is now. If you are sold into slavery in Libya as a black man, what could be worse. If you are an infant in Indonesia used for sex by an adult male and tossed into a ditch afterwards to die, this is not the promised land. If you live in China and are forced to marry someone you do not care for because children are supposed to obey their parents, you just might be one of the 500,000 rural Chinese women each year who commit suicide by drinking fertilizer.
Perhaps you are a Venezuelan whose Communist nation threw money into a sinkhole and now you are scrounging through the garbage dump for a piece of rotten bread. You might live in Germany and be one of the blue-eyed, blonde white women raped by Muslim immigrants. Angela Merkel lost her post because of her open door policy, but you are still traumatized, and perhaps pregnant. Or you live in Central America and some guy in the USA gave you money to travel to the US border where he guaranteed you that the Democrats would let you in – but there are armed guards there? Where will you go?
Maybe you are the unlucky girl friend whose fiance Maniskumar slipped her poison to kill off her unborn child? Maybe he thought the Republicans would not be funding abortions anymore. Maybe he thought the Democrats were too weak in Washington to keep abortion funding in the budget? Maybe if you are pregnant you should think twice about this man you want to marry? This sounds like tribulation to me.
Perhaps you live on the coast of North Carolina where 8 trillion gallons of water was dumped in one hurricane, ruining the crops, killing the swine and sweet potatoes and making life and a future impossible for decades to come. Or you could live on the street in the Philippines; 1.2 million kids plus mom and dad and 2 or 3 other children. Fortunately it is the tropics so it never gets cold – just wet.
Perhaps you’d prefer Nigeria where one Sunday the Boko Haram may find the Christians in church, lock the doors from the outside and set the church on fire. Eight of the ten largest nations persecute Christians … death, imprisonment, denial of jury trails, or any trial at all, separation from children and economic deprivation. In Michigan as a female you may suffer genital mutilation which can led to life long disease and pain. It’s child abuse of the worst kind, and, as usual, females are the victims.
From my comfy perch in the mountains of North Carolina I can blandly believe that I am living in a sane and protected world. I am not. All around me there is tribulation for my peers in the Christians faith. Yes, we are facing the end; it is now, and it is creeping towards us day by day.
The Felony Murder Rule
Most citizens know nothing about the felony Murder Rule so here it is:
The rule of felony murder is a legal doctrine in some common law jurisdictions that broadens the crime of murder: when an offender kills (regardless of intent to kill) in the commission of a dangerous or enumerated crime (called a felony in some jurisdictions), he/she is guilty of murder.
Here is an example: If you go with a friend to steal cookies from the 7/11 and a murder occurs as you commit the crime, there you are, a co-respondent to the charge of murder.
To pay for an abortion makes you a co-respondent to murder
This describes our position before God is regards to abortion. Yes, abortion was made legal by our highest court, a court which is now disgusted with the rampant abuse of the option. But the Congress likes to fund abortions with tax money, so you, if you pay taxes, become guilty under the Laws of God for a murder. God’s public anger over the killing of babies goes back 4,000 years.
There is nothing that says abortion is any worse than any other sin; Jesus paid it all, but he only paid it for the people who recognize his sacrifice and accept its conditions. All sin is to be publicly is personally acknowledged. You do not get to blame anyone else for your sin.
Americans do not recognize their guilt
America needs to examine what our citizens have done from the viewpoint of God’s concerns. We need a call for national repentance by allowing wholesale murder like this, and then thinking, wrongly, that we are not also guilty of financing this behavior. The laws of man and the laws of God continue whether we know them or not.
Abortion Funding is the Key
Pro-choice activists fear the the Supreme Court will eliminate abortion entirely. That is a distant idea The real issue is the removal of all public funding for abortion which absolves the public from being “murders.” To remove abortion funding from the national budget is a first step. If individuals want an abortion, now determined to be legal, they should be required to pay for it themselves and not saddle other people with the results of their own behavior.
This is not a complete answer to the abortion problem, but it is a start.
Quick answer: False
Long answer. There are several scriptures which address the issue of being “born again in the flesh.” King David had a baby son who died after being ill. David tells us this: 2 Samuel 12:22 “While the child was alive, I fasted and wept; for I said, ‘Who can tell whether the LORD will be gracious to me, that the child may live?’ 23 But now he is dead; why should I fast? Can I bring him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.”
David said he will die and go to his son, but the son will not return. If you have lost a baby, how nice to know s/he is in heaven. This would include babies that have been aborted.
Another passage is often brought up to support notions of reincarnation. John the Baptist was selected before he was born to work as Elijah did. Luke 1:16 He (John) will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God. 17 He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” This is NOT the old Elijah in a new body. In fact Elijah shows up later in front of Jesus and the apostles, looking like himself. Matt 17:4 Peter said to Jesus ….. if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” Clearly they knew exactly who Elijah was, not a combo of John and Elijah and any 3rd person either.
Finally, the concept of reincarnation makes the “person” into a bi-polar or worse, multi-personality. If you lived as Hazel, Mary, and Joanne, what are you going to be – 3 personalities? Really?!
The bottom line is that Jesus died for your sins, here and now, not in a future life. He can’t do both. And when you die, once for all, you face the judgment. Hebrews 9:27 It is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment
You will need Jesus’ sacrifice then, not at some future time. We know this teaching is false because it reduces the person and work of Christ to nothing.
Bible reading is essential to our growth as believers – not because it beats us over the head with our sin. That is the devil’s job and he is good at it. Then the World and the flesh join in with him too.
No – the Bible informs us of the nature and work of Christ in our lives – how to shed the shame, rejection and blame that is the world’s daily diet. Take the topic of abortion.
40,000,000 babies have been aborted in the USA since it was made legal which means all of us know someone, perhaps more than one, who has been there. We know that it leaves scars and that women esp. feel they cannot be forgiven – yet another lie of the devil.
The Bible does two things – it opens up our understanding of God’s unlimited love and available forgiveness and it helps us shed the unloving, unforgiving world which surrounds us.
Once God has forgiven people and they have forgiven themselves, then God can bring peace. The Bible also says that men who procreate children willy-nilly are also held accountable as fathers and they too, as well as mothers, will get to know any lost children in heaven – either an abortion or a miscarriage.
That is one of the best stories in the book – Heaven is for Real. I lost two children – one a miscarriage and the other lived less than 1 day. I often wonder – what are they doing now in heaven? I’ll find out someday.
Sad people who cannot forgive themselves or others easily sink into a depressed stew, or drink or entertainment, when all the while a Bible sits idly by with every answer to every question man has asked.
Satan’s job is not only to accuse; he accuses the brethren night and day, but to tempt and to lie. The Bible specifically tells us not to compare ourselves with others. 2 Corinthians 10:12 “For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.”
Luke 4 1 Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into[a] the wilderness, 2 being tempted for forty days by the devil. And in those days He ate nothing, and afterward, when they had ended, He was hungry.
3 And the devil said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.”
4 But Jesus answered him, saying,[b] “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’”[c]
5 Then the devil, taking Him up on a high mountain, showed Him[d] all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said to Him, “All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours.”
8 And Jesus answered and said to him, “Get behind Me, Satan![e] For[f] it is written, ‘You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.’”[g]
9 Then he brought Him to Jerusalem, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down from here. 10 For it is written: ‘ He shall give His angels charge over you,To keep you,’ 11 and, ‘ In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.’”[h]
12 And Jesus answered and said to him, “It has been said, ‘You shall not tempt the LORD your God.’”[i]
Notice Jesus answered every issue with the written Word of God. So can you. He tried this on Jesus and now he is working on us, often times through TV programs, our coworkers, our friends. But if we look into His word, we see our selves as in a mirror and then can know who we really are and quote it back to him – and yourself when you need to hear it again.
The American public routinely becomes testy with the sitting President of the United States, maybe it’s boredom, maybe the culture has just moved on. In the 1940’s folks were disgusted with Franklin Roosevelt’s grandiose notions of his assuming a four term kingship. They hassled Harry Truman over his not-so-savory buddies. They fumed about General Eisenhower’s 3% inflation. Three percent??? Oh for the day!
John Kennedy lowered taxes which the statists did not like. Johnson increased the debt and blacks lost their homes in record numbers. Nixon made everybody mad and the Media gained too much power thinking it could elect and remove politicians at will, and perhaps it can. President Jimmy Carter refused to kowtow to elites and Ronald Reagan refused to kowtow to the press. George Bush #1 made the mistake of compromising, Clinton made sexual license seem like an innocent game and they hated George Bush #2, because, well they just did. Finally inert Barak Obama inaugurates the nadir of life and culture, especially economic decay. Average household loss during his years was $40,000 which he tried to blame on others, and he added a crushing economic load of taxes and regulation. Barak means in the original language “blessing” – well maybe not.
All this public kvetching usually occurs in the second term. But poor Donald Trump has not had one minute of approbation except from his dismayed followers.
The Bible says there is a spiritual cause for everything. So we are not to look to the newspaper or TV for the answers.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
This Bible is two books; the Old Testament outlines the moral law, which means that everything it says is true whether you know it or follow it or not. It applies just as equally to the dictator of North Korea as it does to the Governor of Maine. Old-timers, one of them was Aristotle, called this Natural Law, meaning it happened anyway; just sit back and watch.
The New Testament, in addition to its key message of salvation of the soul, tells how individuals and nations can apply the moral law to their decisions and behavior to improve on human life. The Protestant Reformation caught this message and went full bore ahead. Our world today is a reflection of this theology in practice.
At the same time our morals have deteriorated at an exponential rate, as Robert Bork wrote, Slouching toward Gomorrah; not so, we are racing there. The 50 years from 1950 to 2000 represent a replacing of most of the assumptions that the natural law applies to us. To wit: the wildly successful and profitable abortion industry which has slaughtered more than Murder for Hire, some 117 million babies according to estimates since legalization in 1973. But legal does not mean moral and it’s the moral law under siege here. Shabby attempts to call babies “tissue” have actually failed, but we are stuck with the law, the statistics and millions of women trying to hide guilt.
Divorce had many causes after World War 2, not the least being the dearth of males in the USA and a lopsided system of leaving women poor with child custody. Generations of poor children then became the unhappy and disconnected rebels of the late 60s and on. Today these confused, partly homeless latch key kids are now gender confused.
Churches are losing members, the one place where morals were once taught, but now no more lest someone might be offended. Heaven help us that God should offend us! Jesus said He would bring division.
Matthew 10:34-36 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
Sodomy is OK now too, even embraced by churches and decaying denominations who know that sodomites have more money to spend because they don’t have children, and there is always that mortgage to pay. Reminds you of selling indulgences, doesn’t it?
Defacing monuments, as a ruse for erasing history, is still public vandalism. History is not your enemy; history is morally neutral and changing it can’t be done. Hitler tried to erase Jews. The Palestinians tried to erase the Holocaust. The Civil War is real and that’s that.
Gunning your car through a group of citizens is still attempted murder; oral sex still results in an increase in mouth cancers; opioid pills no matter how obtained, stolen or prescribed, still kill in large, unchecked numbers; maryjane is still no lady and she still seduces unsuspecting kids into drug addiction if they have addictive personalities as so many do. Adultery, child abuse, animal abuse are all too common, all taken in stride, the mother’s milk of drama and news. It is hard to be shocked anymore but it is still evil only now they call it something else.
Weak willed hypocritical Congressmen are still exposed by their forked-tongue votes; people who make a business and practice of hate, public or private are still reprobate anarchists in spite of media white washing; Sharia Law is still a gross violation of human decency no matter how many football fields and other emoluments the Islamists finance for local schools; the world is filled with more George Soros’ just ready to do what he has done if he is gone.
Spiritual wickedness in high places is not about humans or humanism, although humanism has made anti-human life possible and acceptable. It is about evil on the throne of a culture.
Enter Donald Trump 2016. Why is he so hated? The answer is plain. The Media and the licentious generations of the last 50 years fear he will restore the Moral Law as the Law of the Land. To acknowledge Donald Trump is to acknowledge one’s moral depravity, or at least its tacit acceptance in the public square. We can’t have that; we can’t change because change means admitting what you can’t face about yourself.
Trump can’t restore the Moral Law of course, because it already rules whether the president is Mr. Trump or Maxine Waters. It rules not just individuals but also nations and the inanimate universe as well. The collapse of law and order and the noxious culture of f-bombs filling the airways are the visible results
Your panicky efforts to be rid of the moral law won’t work; and Donald Trump can’t restore it either. The human race is stuck with truth. Donald Trump has done the one thing modern men cannot tolerate; he told the truth. The truth can make you free, if you can accept it. The Media will not accept that. Truth-tellers will be crucified, as you well know.
That war is now being fought out in our public streets, a valley of decision for each individual. Where will you stand?
Originally published Februay 27, 2016 I have renamed it abuse to cover the main issue in violent and destructive behavior. Ultimately abusers do not know who they are and consequently they fail to recognize the personhood of those they abuse, including animals. It was originally entitled The Spiritual Roots of Islam.
Westerners have been for many centuries so isolated and separated from Muslim peoples that we are playing catch-up in our understanding. We are hampered because we frequently don’t know a thing about our own spiritual roots, any more than we know theirs. It is easy to blame them for the massive evil on the earth, especially in Europe but their ways are creeping more into American life.
At one time in the deep historical past, all men knew the same things. They may not have obeyed those truths, but they were all on the same page. They knew that God had created the heavens and the earth; they knew that a blood sacrifice was required for reuniting with that Creator God. They knew that if you took a life, yours would be required of you. This was prior to the Jews and their complete religious and social law. Everyone even had the same language.
After the languages changed culture changed and those assumptions, even though ignored, were gone and religious systems, magic, witchcraft, myth and Lord only knows what arose. And out of Judaism arose Islam. Today’s Islamic peoples do not know this, but their political-religious system is based on a lie. Before we condemn them remember when you learned that you had been lied too? You were furious – felt betrayed. So for the moment ignore the fact that millions of Islamic believers are ignorant and deceived. It’s the roots we are examining here, not modern man. We’ll get to him in due time.
The lie started with the birth of Ishmael, the first son of Abraham who had been promised by God that he would be the father of many nations when his wife Sarah had a baby boy. As it would happen, Sarah became impatient and suggested that her husband have a child by a slave woman. The nation now living from their patriarch Ishmael believes that because he is the first son, they are entitled to the promise God gave Abraham. He is not. God’s promises are specific and not open to interpretation or change. (Malachi 3:6 – I am the Lord. I change not.) Sarah had to be the mother of Isaac. Period.
Thousands of years of Jew vs. Muslim fighting began. We in the West paid virtually no attention to it because it did not impact us very much. And Americans as a people have tended to address issues only after they become egregiously bad.
Thomas Jefferson, our 3rd President, sent the Marines to Tripoli to deal with the Muslims. Spain had to throw them out, as is happening now in Europe. They have bombed and fought their way west having been told by their religious leaders that they are going to rule the whole world for Islam, by hook or crook. Their religious book, the Koran, tells them it is acceptable to kill Christians (infidels) or in fact anyone else who disagrees with them. Those are the simple facts and have nothing to do with my opinion or yours. Out of this lie has come forth all the evils we see in our headlines – beheadings, killing babies, stoning to death women who wear makeup or drive a car, in what is a complete disregard for the value of life.
The international elevation of Islam as a violent political system which drives and feeds on evil is the natural child of a massive lie. Truth begets truth; lies beget lies in increasing number. If you have ever lied you know how hard it is to keep up with them; it takes more lying to do so. It’s exhausting. We have no reason to believe any of this will change in modern life.
It is true that large numbers of Muslims have become Christians. JewsNews on Facebook informs us of a continued stream of Muslims becoming Jews. Apparently the violence and the complete breakdown of life in the Middle East has prompted these changes. Most people do not want to die, or see their homes, families and all they have worked for destroyed. This has not happened as much in the USA where we have a more structured civil society. But many Muslims still want and believe in a governmental takeover, so we must not assume they are willing to play by our Constitutional rules when they come here. The root of the system is still a lie, and until that lie is broken the problem will continue.
Modern Muslims have added two principles which make things even worse. (1) Taqqiya: Islamists interpret their scripture to say that they are allowed to lie about the nature of Islam in order to further their political goals. (2) Abrogation allows Muslims to ignore a previous Koranic passage in favor of a newer, better one. This essentially negates all verses that were written before the abrogation. It also means you as an outsider have no way of knowing what the rule actually is. So laws can be made up on the spot.
This kind of behavior allows middle aged men to “marry” girls of 5 and 6 years for a short period of time, and then un-marry them. The results are pure wickedness, as often these children die from the sexual experience. If Sharia Law becomes standard anywhere in the USA you can be sure lawlessness will ensue. Thanks to abrogation, it can change without notice and you are all of a sudden guilty.
Now we are at the bottom of this business. Islam has rejected the Law of God both as it applies to Jews and more importantly as it applies to all men. If you do not believe that God created the heavens and the earth, and therefore all other humans, then what is a tiny child? She is a “thing.” This is called the reification of persons, making a human being a thing. When that happens, the sky for evil is the limit.
Before we congratulate ourselves on our superior culture let me remind you that 50 million American babies, mere “things” have been destroyed since 1962 Roe v. Wade. In addition we have increased drug, alcohol, and porn here at home, an indication people don’t know who they are or what they are doing to God’s creation, their own body. They think of themselves as things. Marriages break down because husbands think their wives, as things, should perform as things. If they don’t they are replaced by other things. Some women even believe this and allow themselves to be abused.
Sex perversion is not an issue to Thing People because the body is simply a short-term asset for a short-life so the consequences of evil behavior in this life have no impact. If you get STDs or oral cancer from oral sex, so what? You were going to die anyway of something. By the time an adult nurtured on these lies of origin wises up, it is too late to change the consequences of immoral living. The person who believes he is a thing, should he live long enough, may become totally depraved. Workers in mental institutions will verify this.
Fortunately the demands of modern life are such that people may come to a quicker realization of their predicament. They may not be able to change their minds completely, but at least they realize that the fruits of that lifestyle are not leading to the pursuit of happiness.
At the root of this malaise is the theory of evolution which negates the principle that God created everything. Evolution is unproven; but that bothers no one if they want to abandon all morals and do anything they wish. For the lawless it is a perfect theology. And it has become the quasi-theology of our age thanks to an ever decaying educational system and the silly notion that ideas don’t count. Evolution allows us to deceive ourselves that there are no consequences for behavior. If the moral law is invalid then I can do pretty much as I please. Whatever feels good! We see anarchy everyday now, shootings and marches, burning buildings, lootings and shoplifting. Some political figures make their living stirring up trouble.
We are being ruled by emotions. Unhappy people are routinely asked How do you feel? Jesus never said that even one time. He said ” What do you think?” Thinking precedes action. Feelings are a reaction. For that I suggest Dr. Phil. Feelings have no power to break the lie over a life.
How do you break the power of a lie- particularly one so strong that it makes demonic hirelings out of its most violent adherents?
There is no power against the Truth. That is why freedom of speech, religion, and assembly is not the last but the FIRST Amendment of the Constitution. The US Constitution is the set of rules we agree to live by. Without that we are powerless to preserve our lives. It means we should not allow others to shut us up. or change the Constitution wily-nily. Of course it will have repercussions – it always does. Other people’s lack of understanding should not hamper your behavior. If you know what you know, then you are free to repeat it. Churches have also gotten cold feet about the truth, but I notice that many of those are losing members. People have an ear for truth who actually want it, and will not finance fraud. I think we can expect some denominations to fade entirely.
One of the major TV news stations reported, to their dismay, that over 70% of American young people believe in Biblical creation. Perhaps they had assumed that the mental conditioning which ignored basic truth had been replaced by the evolutionary thinking of amoral man. I breathed a sigh of relief. That is the first helpful prophetic idea I’ve heard in a long time. When people go back to the Biblical way of thinking there is hope even if they are not sure why. Thank you God.
Let’s get occult out of the way first. Occult is Greek for “hidden” which does not make it evil or suspect. Doctors speak of “occult blood” meaning blood in such small amounts that one must locate it by microscope. In religion it refers to hidden messages, systems, or procedures that may not be seen or known to the general public. That does not necessarily make them evil.
But incantations and curses certainly can be called occult and evil. When I taught at a woman’s prison the director found beside her office window a freshly dug hole containing a sack with a boiled silver quarter and some pieces of chicken. I was told this was a curse of some sort known to island peoples. Santeria is filled with stuff like this. That makes it a cult.
A cult was defined recently as any religious group which worships its own doctrine. By this definition we can find many examples. Of recent date are the doctrines regarding homosexuality. For practicing homosexuals I notice that is their one issue and it impacts their whole lives. The gays I have known literally talk of nothing else; all their decisions are based on this, political, social, financial, and of course personal. One prominent gay has his library-study lined with pictures of well-known homosexuals, including Leonard Bernstein who was a close friend of this man’s partner.
The same patterns apply to a feminist who supports not only women’s rights but also in many cases their superiority, plus abortion. These are often called one-issue voters. We are speaking here now of individuals not of PACS and organizations which lobby for specific legislative and judicial change. They may have cult followers but essentially they are obeying the laws on activism.
But now to religion. Here is where that sharp two-edged sword of the spirit slices Christians as well as non-believers. There are denominations that say you cannot belong to our church if: (1) You are divorced (2) Not baptized in water (3) Not a member of this church (4) Taken special training or schooling (5) Not married. This is cult behavior. It limits Christ and cheapens the gospel.
Some Messianic Jews I know teach that the food laws and other Old Testament rules must continue to be followed when they become Christians. The term for this behavior is “Judaizers” and is forbidden in the New Testament for good reason. It means that Christ’s death for sins for not sufficient. These people don’t go to hell, but their share in the glory of salvation is reduced. See Deut 4:2 and Rev 22:19.
One Catholic woman refused to speak to me after I told her we distributed Bibles in Mainland China so people could be saved by reading them (which they often were.) We would tell them that “even though we must return to America, you can get to know Jesus with this book.” But her church taught that only a person (a priest in her instance) could give the message of God. That is bad doctrine because it puts the burden for salvation on humans and not on the deity. Anything that takes away from the person and the work of Christ is wrong. God is not limited; we are the limited ones.
Some churches refuse to allow woman ministers. To do so ignores the scripture, “In Christ there is no male or female.” That tells the world their church is not really “in Christ.” Are they ready to accept that? Many very poor churches have female ministers, but when prosperity takes over, so do the men, which tells me that it is all about money. God can hardly be amused. Galatians 3:28.
God holds ministers to a higher standard. Many ministers think the opposite – that they can get away with stuff not allowed to them as private citizens. One man I worked with thought he could lie and drink to a drunken state and it was OK because he had a thriving ministry. But God is watching, and his ministry today is ashes. We are all accountable to God, the more so for having been given a greater opportunity.
And while we are on alcohol. The Bible says nothing about abstaining from beer and wine. Strong drink is condemned, but the issue is not the drink, it’s the drinker. Is it in excess? All excess is called sin, which includes spending money, phone calls, text-ting, food and drink. In this regard we all need correction. To the contrary – wine makes glad the heart of man” so it’s OK.
Psalm 104:15 And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart.
At one time I worked for a denomination which outlawed alcohol. A friend asked me how I could agree to this and I replied, “It’s the cost of doing business.” When I left that group I left their rules behind. It is not sinful to agree to company rules, but we must not ever do anything in violation of God’s holiness. Years ago a friend left employment with a huge national company which sells lawnmowers because they made carousing with women and alcohol a company practice. He was right. I think many people would divest themselves of that stock if they knew the facts. God does not honor long-term that kind of company policy.
Seventh Day Adventists have made huge contributions to their fellow man especially in the medical field but I still find so many insist that you must go to church on Saturday to be right with God. There is a scripture that specifically says this is not so:
Colossians 2 (New King James Version)4 Now this I say lest anyone should deceive you with persuasive words. and 16 So let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or sabbaths
Ultimately our position with God is not about behavior but our attitude. As we get into the presence of God we learn that dependence on Him and his Word is what gives us life. The rules will fall off like heavy winter clothes when spring comes.
Dream interpretation, symbolism and visions are all forms of non-verbal communication (as are music and movies) but they contain messages none-the-less. Frequently we ignore them or spend a few minutes being puzzled and then give up. They need to be analyzed, identified and understood.
Certain basic rules apply. You don’t match apples with oranges; for example, a dream about an animal will not refer to a building.
The Judeo-Christian Bible is a good start because it is the oldest book on this topic and because the symbolism has been well tested over the years. A notable example which has modern application is the sacrifice of Isaac by Abraham 3,500 years ago. (Genesis 22) It is the portrait of the later sacrifice of Jesus and a warning and example of why we are not to sacrifice our children.
Blood sacrifice is a long-standing principle in all societies. Let us apply this to a modern situation. Soon after Barak Obama ordered the death of Osama Bin Laden a group of terrorists “sacrificed” members of the Seal Team 6 – the group which carried out the assassination. Click this:Deaths of Seal Team 6 Exposed
This was not merely revenge but that provided Allah, their god, with a blood sacrifice. But who noticed? As far as I can tell, practically no one. But that is the core of any interpretation – the meaning of events. Islamic fundamentalists see this as a sacrifice to Allah since he is the source and destiny of their political religion.
Blood sacrifice, e.g. abortion, is a continuing factor in modern societies from the 13 million per year in modern China to the 4 million a year in the USA, and is a legal or illegal factor in most other nations. It is a practice going all the way back to the Moabites of the Bible who sacrificed to Moloch, the god of child sacrifice. God’s warning to them was that Israel was to wipe them off the face of the earth. Judging by the statistics above that hasn’t happened yet.
Since the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob does not accept child sacrifice, someone else does – Satan. The practice obligates us to him. By-the-by, he feels no such obligation to reward us. Our ignorance of these matters is of no concern. Like a small child who accidentally eats a chili pepper, the innocent act in no way affects the outcome – a burned mouth.
Obama’s flag (see Symbolism – What does Obama’s new flag mean?? http://wp.me/p1otAF-8M) contains a reference to the blood sacrifice which is a core belief in Islamic fundamentalism. – the voluntary death of the believer to please Allah and reach heaven with its carnal rewards. The horizontal stripes on his flag represent the 5 principles of Islam all won with the blood of martyrs, or of infidels. Islam believes and practices the theology which requires either the conversion of death of the infidels – that is, anyone who disagrees with them. Their martyrs’ deaths are proof of their sincerity.
Judaism and Christianity unqualifiedly reject this theology believing the blood sacrifice has already been made – for the Jews at their High Holy Days, and the Christians in the sacrifice of Jesus. That puts these two groups at the top of the Islamic hit list. Jesus warns (Luke 21:20) But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near” so keep your eyes on Israel.
Islamists believe that they will rule the whole world. The fervor of the military mission is enhanced by their 500 year failure to make any appreciable progress. Other than infiltrating many societies they have not managed to establish sharia law in any but those nations already committed to Sharia. A culture that embraces death cannot breathe life into society.
Germany, England, and France originally welcomed Muslims but have changed their minds, seeing the obdurate refusal to accept any of the principles by which these European societies live. That Muslim nose in the tent was a mistake. And where Muslims have infiltrated they have not improved the society. They remain an isolated group, unwilling to change.
Victor David Hanson of the Hoover Institution (http://victorhanson.com/) has good comments on why this failure has motivated them to fight harder.
Back to Mr. Obama. Media people were puzzled that his reaction to the death of the ambassador in Libya was so indifferent. He reacted as though it was none of his concern. And truly it is not if he considers himself “resident” of a state, America, which will be subsumed into the Islamic takeover. He flies another flag. The following picture shows a non-verbal verification of this.
But he does pledge the Russian flag.
He and his wife do not put their hands over their heart when watching others say the pledge – they do not pledge. Their hands go over their right lung. They are citizens of another country. This is all non-verbal information.
The America flag does not appear when Obama is speaking from the Oval Office.
With that in mind the “terrorists” who took down the twin towers on 9/11 are actually just helping to bring about the world government of Islam. The terrorists, who attacked the embassy and burned the flag, were not burning Obama’s flag, so why would he stand by America and its employees? If the Terrorists are bringing in the new world government why would Obama, their new leader, condemn them? They are doing Allah’s will.
Candidate Obama told the Media before he was elected that he wanted a society of government control, redistribution of assets, which means rich people will leave and the remaining citizens left will be poor- equally poor. Mr. Obama has placed environment above the interests of people, poverty has increased, joblessness has increased, all part of the leveling process integral to Islamic fundamentalism. Like Marxist China, none are rich (except the rulers) and all others are poor – that is the meaning of equality. Equally in want. I worked and lived in China and that is what they have – and they don’t like it.