Posts Tagged ‘United States’

Biblical warring… / The natural family

July 10, 2013

Nothing wrong with a Bible warrior mentality, unless you’re thinking in the flesh and don’t understand metaphors. Biblical Christians fight against evil, lies, and the deceit of the devil, including the lies of those who call themselves Christians but violate the commandment to love their neighbors:

Ephesians 6:
12For 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].
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Ever since the apostles and disciples spread the Good News, they have been “ministering” to the needs of the world by fighting disease, fighting starvation, fighting infanticide, fighting slavery, fighting genocide, with whatever material means they have on hand to do it, but also with the one gift that changes hearts and makes the other changes possible: salvation in the name of Jesus Christ.

Now, if “military Christianity” means the warmongers among Evangelical Christians in the United States, they deserve the moniker, especially the “leaders”. The worst among them doing disservice to the Gospel are the ones demanding that Christians should do something to stop Muslims, saying they’re out to convert or kill us all. Whether they are or not is irrelevant to what Christians should do.

Brother Andrew of “Open Doors Ministries” warned Christians against going to war in the MIddle East, because, he predicted at the time, it would be disastrous for the Christians who actually live there,

and it would badly hurt the testimony of love of those Christians who are in the best position to actually win them to the religion that preaches “God is love”. Even Mosab Hassan Yousef, “Son of Hamas“, was won after the repulsion of the treatment of Muslims with Muslims in prison and was won over by the love of Christ in the Word itself: “Love thine enemies“. Islam has nothing like this.

(2) The picture of the girl is fine. There is too much not-privacy on the Internet. Once your visage is out there, it’s no take-backs. Another pic is okay, but apparently the objection shows that she’s not doing it to hide herself. The prayerful position of the girl in the picture represents her. We can all learn a lesson about caution. We don’t have to make it easy for the NSA for when they start rounding up the “dangerous” Christians.

P.S. My Mom raised us four kids, God bless her, as a single Mom. Faults and all, I loved her and appreciate it. Some do this better than others, but good can come of it. The natural, nuclear family is the ideal and the standard by which all of them are best measured, and should emulate, as much as possible providing the upbringing a father and a mother would provide.

I gratefully remember my visits with my Dad, a very fine example of a Dad. But I also remember fondly one Marvin, a “father figure” who I guess was part of the “Big Brothers” program. He took me out to ball games, bowling, gospel concerts, did “Daddy stuff” with me, an adult male figure. Rest in peace.

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King James Bible and Revelation 17:6

July 8, 2012
The title page to the 1611 first edition of th...

The title page to the 1611 first edition of the Authorized Version Bible. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In another venue, I ran across another misguided criticism of the King James Bible.

Somebody objected to the use of the word “admiration” describing John’s attitude in looking upon the Great Whore of Babylon.

And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.- Rev 17:6

It’s amazing that so many people today who hardly know any Biblical languages think they can criticize the gigantic intellects of the KJB translators, who lived in a time where they were not distracted by hours of movies and TV programs and national sports competitions and World Cups, but learned those languages as children and continued through their academic careers.

The translators for the modern English translations, on the other hand, do have several years of language instruction behind them, but they still cannot compete with the fluency of those KJB scholars.

Almost none of the other English-language translations have that wording. They replace it with “great amazement”, “complete amazement”, “greatly astonished”, “marveled”, “great wonder”.

The mistake all these people are making is that they are trying to save the Bible from saying something wrong. The Bible has no need of this.

This is a mistake they also make in Revelation 13, when they put the mark of the Beast “on” the right hand or forehead. That’s because the first word listed in English as a translation for the word in Greek in almost all lexicons, is “on”. But the King James Bible translation committees knew their Koine Greek much better than today’s dumbed-down college graduates, and doctors in divinity. They realized that the “mark” was not external; the Greek word was for an incision, or a groove, a rut, something cut down into the skin.

A tattoo might partially fit that bill, but since the KJB scholars were actually fluent in their Greek and could compose prose and carry on casual conversations in it, they knew that the better fit in English is “in”.

Now we have this word “admiration” in Revelation 17:6. The modern translators want to save John (and their Bible) from any positive reaction in John to the Great Whore.

But that’s not necessary, in my opinion. As I write, I know of two opinions explaining John’s admiration. A fellow KJB Bible believer offered his interpretation, who agrees that God speaks with “one voice”, just as Paul wrote that he would have the church speak “with one voice”.

His belief is that John was admiring at the calamities this Whore would suffer from the judgments of God. I do not find that satisfactory.

Remember, John is not exactly perfect! Duh! See what we find in Revelation 19:10:

And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See [thou do it] not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

So what I think about this word “admiration” here is that John had a reaction that the rest of the chapter describes as almost universal on the Earth.

It’s not a stretch. We see today in the United States all across the country, especially every July 4th, there are evangelicals, Baptists, Christians of all doctrines, who speak of how much they admire the “exceptionalism” of the United States. They hold her up as nation “chosen by God”, and repeat the mantra that it is a “Christian nation“, despite the fact that she has forgotten God, and is backslidden, and has become a proselytizer of wickedness, and just like the Great Whore, has dazzled the world through the sorceries of her media and entertainment.

See, it is too easy to admire the United States, and the products of its culture and its materialism. Even among those who complain the most about it, who enjoy the abundance of its riches, will lament its demise when it goes.

Certainly God “setteth up one, and putteth down another”, and He most assuredly blessed the nation for the Christian core of its culture and life at its founding. But it is no longer. It is no longer Christian any more than the Israel of Ahab and Jezebel was godly.

I think John was quite likely overcome in the hypnotic dazzle of the effect of this Great Whore, and we see in the very next verse that the messenger of God gently brings him back to reality:

Rev 17:7  And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

This is actually one of the greatest strengths of the KJB: these men of God revered the Word so much that they just translated the word “as is” without trying to guess at what it “really” meant in their own minds. Instead of making a best guess at the Hebrew word for “behemoth”, which they did not know, they transliterated it. No “hippo”, no “rhino”, none of that. Now we understand he was talking about a dinosaur.

“Wherefore didst thou marvel?” Not quite a rebuke, and using the word “marvel” instead of “admire” now to reduce the sting. “God knoweth our frame”, and he is quick to understand and forgive much worse.

Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.- Isaiah 55:7

 

W-V The Whore of Babylon

May 31, 2012

Rome is not the “great whore”. Think about what nation has gotten all the kings of the world rich through the abundance of her riches. Who is it that gives more money to foreign (to them) kings than any other nation on Earth today?

Somebody shared this link in another forum:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=62JP_lOftGY


An interesting video… Much of it is true in interpretation, some not, but the main conclusion is wrong ..I didn’t care too much for the musical tone in background but understand it had to have it, that’s just my opinion.

#1. The mark of the Beast of Rev. 13 is the mark of THE Beast, NOT the false prophet of verse 11 of two horns “like a lamb”. A straightforward read of the chapter makes that clear. The second beast causes all that dwell upon the earth to worship the FIRST beast, and that anybody who refuses the mark or refuses to worship the FIRST beast should be killed.

#2. The whore SAT UPON the beast, and on her head was “Babylon the Great“. There is NO reason to think the Whore represents ANY church except that it is woman. “Miss Liberty” is seen as a woman. —

The evangelist Rev. A. A. Allen had a vision as far back as 1954 with “Miss Liberty” as America:
http://heavenawaits.wordpress.com/a-a-allens-1954-vision-of-america/
Whoever posted that link thinks the part of the vision with “Miss Liberty” standing in the Gulf pointed to the oil spill; I think it has bigger significance.

#3. The “great city that is having reign over the kings of the land” is not the Pope. The Papacy surely is cooperating with the Jesuits and the Illuminati to establish the NWO of the Beast, and the Pope may even be the False Prophet, but the Beast is not a Pope, and neither is the Great Whore.

Americans have a hard time thinking of the United States of America as an imperial power, but they are the world’s superpower –in decline for sure– and more than any other nation or institution today has more power over the other kings of the Earth –including the Papacy.

The USA is a nation, not exactly a city, but New York is the economic capital of the US and of the World. International transactions clear through New York banks, and when the US bailed out Mexico during the 1990s, the agreement was that oil payments for Mexican oil would go straight to a New York account (at the Federal Reserve I think).

A lot of the Catholic power is from US money too. I would not be surprised if some of the “666” relating to the Pope in that video has intentionally dark spiritual significance. The Pope is subject to his own gods. And every man on Earth that claims to be a god is actually idolizing the father of lies in proxy.

And the beast “that was, is no, and yet is, is the spiritual reign of Satan on Earth, as shown to Jesus in Matthew 4. That’s how this rule of Satan on Earth is represented both in a series of beasts in Daniel 7 and 8 but also as one beast in Revelation.

Seven kings, one the beast that was, one is, and one is yet to come.

No avoiding dates like in the video, saying “is not” refers to 1798 to 1929.

And the Rev. 13:5 reference to 40 and 2 months is just like the time, times and half a time of Daniel 8. Daniel is the key to unlock Revelation’s meaning. That’s three and a half years, one of the most repeated references to a time line in the Bible. The Bible counts it out in months, years, and days in different ways.

That 3 and 1/2 years is the time of the Tribulation. “In the midst of the week” of seven years of Daniel 9 the “Prince that shall come” sets up his “abomination that maketh desolate” in Jerusalem, and proceeds to “wear out the saints’.

During which Tribulation “they that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits”.

See, no esoteric math is needed. They even got one formula just plain wrong.
538 + 1798 – 1260 years of inquisition torture? Hey for consistency their math should read 1798 MINUS 538! But then they wouldn’t get the 1260 they wanted.

The 1260 days is almost exactly 3 years and a half: 3 years and 165 days.

The UN is changing times and laws, and is setting up standards for everything. Laws of course they are changing everywhere, including in the USA. They are changing times also. In my opinion, it won’t be long until they decree that every node on the Internet has to synchronize its clock with a standard Greenwich clock, with allowances for local references (for awhile).

The Club of Rome may have made an “agreement”, but it was decreed from the shadow government.

The map at 14:32 toward the end is probably accurate, except that they decided to include Mexico as part of region 1 with the US and Canada.

Mommy Life: First Time Ever I Saw Your Face – GE ad

May 28, 2012
3D Ultrasound

3D Ultrasound (Photo credit: balleyne)

http://mommylife.net/archives/2012/05/first_time_ever.html

GE pulled it pretty fast (or the networks blacklisted it or both) after the ad for GE’s 4D ultrasound came out, because it shows a Mom and a Dad watching a real baby in the womb, face clearly seen and all,  but you can catch a bootleg view on Youtube.

Click it. Watch it. Enjoy it.

 

Syria: Rebels may be more dangerous for Christians and Jews than Assad

February 19, 2012

See my sister blog, with my answer to a Christian blog that advocated strong intervention on the side of the rebels in Syria against Assad:

http://trutherator.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/syria-rebels-may-be-more-dangerous-for-christians-and-jews-than-assad/

 

Iran ElectionsIran Elections (Photo credit: bioxid)

 

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

“American Atheists” makes a hate religion of itself: The Religion of Intolerance of Speech

September 18, 2011

There’s a blog over at the american atheists web site with more of the same tired old lies. [Note: I chose not to place the link here to avoid adding to their stats, but I don’t mind if the reader finds it to see how much it lies about “fundamentalist Christians”, with its hate and vitriol.

The guy that wrote it obviously does not care what the truth is: That every possible Christian radio program, every Christian radio station throughout the country and even the world, has condemned in very clear language the behavior of the groups he mentioned and their approach to what they do. Nor does he clarify that their pitifully few handful of followers has NOT grown..

Remember: The worst oppressors and the worst mass killers of all the history of mankind were atheist tyrants and regimes whose OFFICIAL RELIGION was atheism: Lenin, Stalin, Mao Tse Tung, Pol Pot, Mugabe.. And the Christian-hating God-hating Adolf Hitler with his hybrid of atheism plus occult paganism.

It’s true that ungodliness, a lack of love for your neighbor, disregarding God’s laws of love, have brought down every empire and every nation that engaged in oppression, including the Inquisition that itself BANNED THE BIBLE and fought all early attempts to get it into the vernacular of the people.

But when you try to pretend that the people who throw babies in the pond are the same as the people who try to save them from the pond you are showing yourself to be cut from the same cloth as the murderous dictator of North Korea.

Note the contrast between that mass murderer Kim Jong Il and this work of love of Christians who are working to help North Koreans both inside and outside North Korea:

Helping Hands Korea:
http://www.helpinghandskorea.org/

South Korea is a very heavily Christian society today. Ask any Korean that is able to talk freely to you where he prefers to live, where he –OR SHE!– prefers to live, where do they feel more free?

Ask the millions trying to flee North Korea even to China! Ask the Christian North Koreans who go back to North Korea and even give their lives in the effort to offer their fellow compatriots the freedom that the brutal ATHEIST ATHEIST ATHEIST rulers CANNOT STOP!

Even with cultural moles spouting Marxist talking points about religion, or Lenin’s useful idiots that swallow this deceit whole.

John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.