Archive for November, 2011

Libya: Interventionism again made it worse

November 22, 2011

Okay, here’s another occasion for Ron Paul to say “I told you so”, but he’s much more civil than that. The link below names names to the al-Qaeda figures that the US took off the terrorists list so they could set them up in Libya, and the Muslim Brotherhood leader that is now the “titular” head of the ruling council. Even after Gaddafi has now spent years helping the United States cooperating in the “war on terror” and a few months after Obama folks called him a really nice guy…. One of the al-Qaeda’s biggest enemies too..

http://thenewamerican.com/world-mainmenu-26/africa-mainmenu-27/9658-libya-now-what

That’s interventionism run amok, folks. Is this what Americans voted for in 2008?

And the inmates running the asylum are singing the same tune as always. Tawarga was a town of about 10,000 blacks. “Tawarga no longer exists”, they brag. Reminds me of the anti-war drumbeat quote from Vietnam, but these guys make no bones about wanting to save anything.

“The Brigade for Purging Slaves, Black Skin” — apparently a rebel slogan — was found months ago scrawled all along the road to Tawarga. By mid-September, the coastal city of about 10,000 mostly black residents had essentially been wiped off the map. Rebel forces rounded up the remaining inhabitants and reportedly shipped them to camps, although reporters searching for the former residents were not able to locate them. Homes, businesses, and schools were then looted before being burned to the ground.

Finally, graffiti reading “slaves,” “negroes,” and “abeed” — a derogatory term for blacks — was painted all over the ruins by NATO’s revolutionaries. The former city then became a “closed military area,” according to rebels guarding a checkpoint interviewed by the McClatchy news service. “Tawarga no longer exists,” a rebel commander told the Wall Street Journal. Another rebel fighter boasted: “We are setting it on fire to prevent anyone from living here again.”

In late August, the U.K.’s Independent reported that a makeshift hospital had become a ghastly crime scene. Dozens of men, almost all of them black, were murdered and left to rot — some of them still hooked up to medical equipment. “The killings were pitiless,” the paper observed. “Many of [the victims] had their hands tied behind their back, either with plastic handcuffs or ropes. One had a scarf stuffed into his mouth.”

Amnesty International’s Nicolas Beger condemned the wanton savagery in an interview with the Associated Press, saying sub-Saharan Africans “are at real risk of being taken from their work or their homes or the street to be tortured or killed.” A report released by the organization noted that Gadhafi’s regime had perpetrated widespread abuses. But rebel forces “have also committed human rights abuses, in some cases amounting to war crimes.”

This article doesn’t even mention the crosses they are cutting into the skin of blacks…

They did list some of the racist genocide that the new guys have perpetrated. Remember Sudan? After two million slaughtered in that racist genocide, Southern Sudan is finally a free country.. And they are still being attacked by the government in Khartoum… http://www.gossmission.org/goss/

Even the reporting by Western Media’s “liberal” leanings could not refrain from repeating the lie of “black mercenaries”. These were black Libyans. Oh yeah, another little-mentioned thing: Gaddafi’s ban on polygamy is gone. These are “liberators”?

Dispensationalism and the 144,000

November 22, 2011

A great number of churches are worse than lukewarm today, many –or most– of the church bodies that used to be at least sincerely evangelical (obedient to the Great Commission) are falling into apostasy.

But to say the 144,000 “will be Jews” begs a lot of questions. God is not a liar, and neither is his Son Christ Jesus, who said that the Kingdom of God would be taken from them and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof, and who said their leaders were of their father the Devil.

Hal Lindsey’s “Late Great Planet Earth” was one of the things that influenced me on my way to the returning to Jesus and on to missionary work with a “Jesus People” movement. But in that book, I was startled by one very important admission of his: He said that in trying to find scripture to back up his opinion that Jesus would return before the Rapture, he could not find any, but he believed it anyway.

Since then in Bible study it jumped out at me in Matthew 24 when Jesus said he would return, after the Tribulation. Recently a couple of people tried to convince me on this based on Dispensationalism, which to me is such a torture of semantics and legalese that it should make the most depraved lawyer blush.

Biblical prophecies come with corroborations. The Jews’ genealogies were testimony to Jesus’ lineage as son of David, as recorded in Matthew and Luke. The records were later destroyed.

So what did the twelve tribes mean in the 144,000? I don’t know. Pick any “Jew” at random as we know them today. If you check their genealogies, will it lead back to Dan or Judah or Benjamin? May or may not. Does DNA make the Jew? Ask Ahab and Jezebel. Ask Jesus:

Luke 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

Does “becoming a Jew” qualify, according to the studying a rabbi’s son told me once is the way to become one? –He had asked me if I wanted to become a Jew. Get a Pharisees’ stamp of approval. Not even Jews in Israel agree on what a Jew is.

Was Ruth a Jew? I think so. How about Rahab? I think so. How about Moses’ Ethiopian wife? I think so. How about the “many of the people of the land” who “became Jews” that day in the book of Esther?

I didn’t realize I was physically circumcised until after I was a missionary, but I am a Jew because I’ve had circumcision of the heart:

Romans 2:28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

Matthew 3:9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

What happened to the great numbers of the northern tribes of Israel that were scattered by the Assyrians and assimilated? Are their Arab descendants of today Jews?

Certainly the 144,000 will be Jews. But I’m still undecided about exactly what God means by that passage, but I am absolutely certain that none of them will be a Pharisee, or a Saducee, or anybody else that rejects Christ as saviour, and none of them will be there for their DNA either, because that would be contrary to God’s word.

Jesus is the door:

John 10:1 ¶Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

The rabbis and the Jews that are following them are following thieves and robbers. I love them dearly, and I learned much of the Biblical principles from Christians from Jewish families, but the religion and culture we know of as Jewish today broke off from the law and the prophets when they rejected Jesus and began expelling us from their synagogues.

“Problems” with the KJB? Think again, look again, be a Berean

November 15, 2011

The NIV and other translations and the accusations of “problems” with the KJB I have seen have provided excellent occasions to show why I am a KJBO defender. Two-thirds of the Bible-gone! The accuracy of a different second-person singular–Gone! The cardinal order of the six days of creation –Gone! Not one jot or tittle shall fail–Gone with thousands on thousands of jots and tittles. Jots and tittles were an obvious allusion to the tiniest nuance of meaning in the prophecies, and they are lost first in all the dynamic-philosophy translations, and lost in unnecessary “language modernization” in the others.

For God is not the author of the confusion of a hundred different translations. I have yet to see ONE BIBLICAL REFERENCE that says God would never intervene to ensure one accurate standard for his word, down to jot and tittle.

By their fruits ye shall know them. Claiming that the gospel of Mark leaves Jesus in the tomb and never left us the Great Commission (profusely quoted by the earliest Christian leaders) reminds of me of Job’s comment: “If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me”. What can we expect from the Greek base compiled by a pair of reprobates about whom their own sons wrote that they did not believe Jesus was God, that Charles Darwin was right and the creation narrative in Genesis was myth, that Jesus’ sacrifice for sins was a “bloody horror”, and that belief in the miracles was stupid.

Yeah, I can believe they were almost incredulous at the request from the Bishop for their help.

Where is the verse that says God said he would never ever make sure the words in the original autographs were understood the way he wanted them to be understood ages later? With all he said about his word, why oh why would he trust in us mere men for the job??!

Jer 17:5 Thus saith the LORD; Cursed [be] the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

November 15, 2011

I’m sorry but saying there’s no evidence that the Bible is “special” as in based in truth is one of the stupidest lies that the government-media complex indoctrination machine has ever “taught” us. It is one of the most criminally negligent sin of omission in that “schooling”.

Archaeologists have dug up tens of thousands of pieces of evidence that testify to the total history accuracy of Biblical scripture. They have to look very very hard to find any historian who even expresses doubt historical names, places. And some who set about to disprove the Bible became believers in Jesus Christ, the only basis of “religious” faith today that is based on historical fact.

 

 

Stop mad rush to condemn

November 15, 2011

don’t like all the mad rush to judgment in this Sandusky case.

Mob lynchings have often been based on salacious tendencies of gossips and busybodies, against whom Paul warned us about.

Accepting the media payload on matters like this is an invitation to deceit. Look at the way the Media warped the whole Casey Anthony trial. My gosh, we saw one trial in the media reports while it seems like the jury was in a different one. We’ve been suckered!

Even without the media frenzies, the innocent are often sent away. I know of one case personally where one wife denounced her husband on three different occasions for beating her, confessing to another close female friend later that he really had not touched her, she was just “tired of him”. The friend later happened to see her getting “carnal knowledge” with another guy in a parked auto.

Remember the raid on the peaceful East Texas community? An outrage. Christians and all decent citizens should have ROARED  A MIGHTY ROAR against this persecution of innocents. Like in the raid in the New Hampshire community where none of the children were found to be socially harmed, or the raids many years ago on missionary communities of a so-called “cult” in which the news media of course neglected to report the complete exoneration of all of the false charges, where all the social workers they hired to interview the children said they were perfectly fine and the best-adjusted kids they had ever seen. And where after the first group of social workers were fired for their conclusion, the second group said the same thing.

The “people of the prince [Beast] that shall come” want Christians to cooperate in building their power over your bodies and your minds and helping them build their NWO regime.

They came for the cults… They came for the polygamists.. You think you’re going to protect yourself by piling on with the persecutors against others, even if they are unsaved? YOU the BELIEVER are the real targets, it’s just that they’re not quite ready yet, but that’s coming.

Pro 21:13 Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

An anonymous phone call to a woman who was hell-bent on breaking them up. You think they cared one little bit about the kids?? Look at the way they yanked them away from their mothers and isolated them with -COMPLETE STRANGERS!– grilling them, trying to pound out some kind of confession against the people that loved them. And a local BAPTIST CHURCH gleefully providing the buses for this unconstitutional raid. Did the warrant specifically name any one person? Or blanket all of them. The US Constitution says you have to name ALL the specifics.

The churches joined in the piling on. For this and their other sins God is going to include church buildings and organizations in his judgments on America for its sins, in fact it’s likely he’ll START there, to stop the bad witness, and go on from there to the ungodly.

For the time [is come] that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if [it] first [begin] at us, what shall the end [be] of them that obey not the gospel of God? – 1 Peter 4:17

And withal they learn [to be] idle, wandering about from house to house; and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not. 1 Titus 5:13

ChristianBibleTopics Re: tongues – a gift from god

November 6, 2011

I’ve heard Augustine wrote that the gift of tongues had ceased by the time he wrote. But then if it was “only” for the purpose of evangelization as is claimed, then of course Paul would not have to exhort the brethren to interpret in the chapter used today to excuse forbidding the gift of tongues in 1 Cor. 14.

Here’s the exact verse, which of course trumps anything Augustine had to say, even though he said a lot of other things that were actually Biblical:

1 Corinthians 13:8 ¶Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.}

Now let us reason together: have ANY godly prophecies EVER failed? No they haven’t. “The gifts and callings of God are without repentance”, and yet people use that verse to cover special exemption for today’s heirs of the Sanhedrin and Ahab and Jezebel.

In fact, right after what we know as I Corinthians 13 comes I Corinthians 14, the famous chapter used to criticize tongues as a prayer language, which concludes like this:

1 Corinthians 14:39 Wherefore, brethren, covet to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues.
40 Let all things be done decently and in order.

To claim that verse 40 says to forbid tongues directly disobeys verse 13.

What’s the language of the future?

November 6, 2011

What’s the language of the future? – Salon.com:
http://www.salon.com/2011/11/06/whats_the_language_of_the_future/singleton/

An interesting article about English as the world’s lingua franca, but they left out one important specific, which is the role that the King James Bible (aka Authorized Version) played in maintaining a core stability in the lands where native speakers carried it.

That’s why today even so many who use English as a Second Language are accustomed to many of the phrases that became embedded idioms of the language. You reap what you sew, salt of the earth, Armageddon, and so many more..

Potential bailout lurks for European Union

November 6, 2011

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=364077

There was a Christian prophet who foresaw in the early 1970s a ‘marriage’ of Europe with Russia.

Here we go, the seven years is getting close!

Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research

November 5, 2011

Wow. Click the link and when the web page comes up, click on the video to the right just below the top, and enjoy 15 minutes of mind-boggling paradigm-shattering information from the PEAR program at Princeton:
https://www.princeton.edu/~pear/

It began with an undergraduate independent study proposal, with the student preparing enough basis for doing the study to convince Professor Jahn.

It’s thirty years later and the conclusion is 10 to the 12th confidence in the statistical deviation from random.

I heard a Christian prophet thirty years ago say that all these micro-electronics were sensitive to such phenomena.. It takes scientists awhile to catch up sometimes…

The Truth? Wears Off?

November 5, 2011

The Truth Wears Off | Wired Science | Wired.com:
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/12/the-truth-wears-off/

From the article by John Lehrer:

I’ve got a new article in The New Yorker (subscription required) on a disturbing phenomenon that’s affecting the scientific process. It’s sometimes referred to as the decline effect, and it’s the tendency of scientific results (i.e., effect sizes) to shrink over time. Although the initial data might appear to be very robust – and it doesn’t matter if the data describes the therapeutic power of a drug or the strength of a biological observation or even a property of particle physics – it will often decay over time. Here is the opening of the story: On September 18, 2007, a few dozen neuroscientists, psychiatrists, and drug company executives gathered in a hotel conference room in Brussels to hear some startling news. It had to do with a class of drugs known as atypical or second-generation antipsy- chotics, which came on the market in the early nineties. The drugs, sold under brand names such as Abilify, Seroquel, and Zyprexa, had been tested on schizo- phrenics in several large clinical trials, all of which had demonstrated a dramatic decrease in the subjects’ psychiatric symptoms. As a result, second-generation antipsychotics had become one of the fastest-growing and most profitable pharmaceutical classes. By 2001, Eli Lilly’s Zyprexa was generating more revenue than Prozac. It remains the company’s top-selling drug.

But the data presented at the Brussels meeting made it clear that something strange was happening: the therapeutic power of the drugs appeared to be steadily waning. A recent study showed an effect that was less than half of that documented in the first trials, in the early nineteen-nineties. Many re- searchers began to argue that the expen- sive pharmaceuticals weren’t any better than first-generation antipsychotics, which have been in use since the fifties. “In fact, sometimes they now look even worse,” John Davis, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago, told me.

The entire article is accessible (at least at this time) as a pdf here:
http://www.neurofly.com/NeuroSeminar_files/2011-2.pdf

The article at the New Yorker mentions a test done by physicists in the Nevada desert measuring deep boreholes that “found a two-and-a-half percent discrepancy between the theoretical predictions and the actual data.”

For many scientists, the effect is especially troubling because of what it exposes about the scientific process. If replication is what separates the rigor of science from the squishiness of pseudoscience, where do we put all these rigorously validated findings that can no longer be proved? Which results should we believe? Francis Bacon, the early-modern philosopher and pioneer of the scientific method, once declared that experiments were essential, because they allowed us to “put nature to the question.” But it appears that nature often gives us different answers.

In my opinion, it’s worth “experimentally verifying” the issue of the connection between faith and expectations and the results of all these rigorously controlled experiments, including the triple-blind studies that have shown a positive correlation, and apparently causal, between intercessory prayer and significantly higher complete and partial remission rates in gravely ill patients.

Maybe there is more to the strange observer effect in physics results than we think?

And there is something else. The Big-Media-fed reverence felt for the scientific priesthood, which is restricted to the self-supporting politically-approved, and requires allegiance to its dogmas and condemnation of heresies for such violations as skepticism of AGW, recognition of design engineering in biology, and so on.