Friday, June 17, 2022

It Is Too Late. God has spoken, taught, and displayed His powers. But you did not listen...



... and went your own way, denying Truth and God. Now a shroud of delusion blinds you, and the wondrous salvation of the LORD you cannot see, nor anything that's True. 

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Our Days of Grief Were Foretold Long Ago; But They Will End

"Many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am He', and will deceive many. When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains." Jesus, through Mark 13:6-8

We live in an age of moral relativism, thanks largely to misunderstood advances in science. In 1905 Albert Einstein discovered an amazing truth in astrophysics, that gravity warps both time and space; and in 1915, he proved that the speed of an object, and its mass, also do this. Both of these theorems - called special relativity and general relativity - led to many more discoveries that unlocked the mysteries of atomic energy and the sub-atomic, or quantum, world where ordinary physical laws disappear. 

The general public came to believe that science had disproved our Creator; that our classical understandings of God, morality, life and death were passe; and hopelessly old fashioned. Atheism flourished in education, culture, and law. 

"Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable." - G.K. Chesterton, 1874-1936.

Our inability to stand for right in the face of wrong has plagued us, and will always plague us until we awaken. We know it's cowardly to bow to tyrants. Abraham Lincoln spoke of this in 1865, at his inaugural, and his words resonate now more than ever: "Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled up by the bond-man's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said, 'the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.'" 

Reckonings and consequences for our lawlessness are unavoidable. God is balancing His scales, sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat: 


    The Battle Hymn of the Republic; the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at West Point 



                         Daniel Day Lewis in the film Lincoln, by Steven Spielberg

President Lincoln lives even now in honor because he lived these words of our Savior:

 "Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven; for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden." - Matthew 5:11-13

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

What Is Truth?

The tiniest spark defeats the dark. True or false?

More people are saying "There is no truth" than ever before, which deeply divides us politically and spiritually. One man born in 1844 was the earliest and most influential proponent of this idea: Friederich Nietzsche, philosopher.* He said, "God is dead... and we have killed him." 

There's no middle ground here. Ironically, the statement cancels itself out by being a truth in itself. Do you exist? You must if you're reading this. That's one more important truth. If there is no truth, there's no God, just the material world, which turns to dust; only a meaningless life and sickness and death. 

It's good to be skeptical about the existence of immutable and unchanging truth, and it's likely that the more educated we are, the deeper that skepticism goes; but it's a dead end. If we think there's no truth, then there's no such thing as a lie. Just try living in the world with that thought in mind. 

If there's no truth, then there's no right or wrong; just opinions. There's no law either, just whatever expediency presents itself for our benefit.  The Chinese Communist Party took this path in 2014, voting in agreement that "the party comes first; law second." From that day onward they've rewritten their laws ad hoc, as convenient for the Ruling Class. Party members take whatever they want. Hong Kong? "Sure", they answer. Taiwan? "That's next." Lawlessness is the law, and the ugly consequences of this can't be hidden any longer. 

If there's one truth there must be many more. Are they infinite? Most adults have little trouble deciding on the answer. There certainly are truths in the sciences; chemistry, astrophysics, aerodynamics, and geology. Jumbo jets can fly. Nuclear energy proves that our understanding of the laws of the atomic world is powerfully true, so why do some have trouble with immutable truth?

Children quickly learn to detect falsehood among their friends because they have unbridled wants and needs. They steal from each other and deny it. Good parents teach and show them honesty at home, setting a good example. But many families are broken, as are schools, and the authorities. The consequences of this are all around us now. There are few things more scary for children than discovering their parents are dead wrong about very important realities.   

It's highly fashionable in Hollywood, Washington D.C., and among global leftist elites to say, as Oprah frequently does, "We each have our own truth." Well. What if my truth tells me I'm a god, the center of the universe, and all of you are mere illusions? This has been tried millions of times, and never ends well. 

Judea's Governor Pontius Pilate, facing a terrible dilemma in which he had to choose between his conscience, enraging his government, or the priests and mobs in Jerusalem, famously asked Jesus, "What is truth?"


His dilemma is ours, too. We have to answer this question many times in life; when we need to trust someone, or some authority, who wants us to do something we loathe for one reason or another. It's enormously helpful to have a firm and tested foundation for our decision. Healthy religion is best of all. The Ten Commandments are a great start. Moral decisions must be made, and the consequences of making the wrong choice are worse than fatal. Making the right choice will lead us to untold riches. 

Today we must decide if abortion is ever right or wrong. We must decide if our political leaders can be trusted, though clearly, few can be. We have to stay employed, but may be asked to cheat and lie by our bosses who may be saying to themselves that they are "living their own truth." We may have to defend ourselves with deadly force, or not. We may have grave information that could bring down an entire industry or business. What is your immutable Truth? 
Here's a good place to start:


We must conquer our fears, or we cannot have a good and meaningful life. It's hard, but the best things in life rarely come easily. The rewards for conquering fear are immeasurable:


* Friederich Nietzsche went insane at age 45, and died at 55. 

Sunday, January 9, 2022

The Massacre of the Innocents

Christmas comes with a cruel and bitter pill to swallow after our feasting and joy. 
King Herod knew that the Messiah foretold by the prophets had been born when he saw the star of Bethlehem, but he was depending on the Magi to show him where the infant Christ was. He wanted him killed. But the Magi were warned in a dream that Herod intended this, so they took a different route home, avoiding Herod's palace and guards.
"When Herod realized he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and  gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi." - Matt. 2:16

A newborn child is a message from God that humanity should continue, among other things. Killing a child is tantamount to killing Him. Mass killing of children is Satanic evil compounded, unless the LORD who created us is doing it, and He has done it for just cause, as any loving parent would punish a child who becomes a sociopathic killer. 

When Moses appeared before Pharaoh - 1,450 years before Christ - with God's message that he must let the Israelites go, which Pharaoh refused, Egypt started down a road it would forever suffer on. Nine terrible plagues (water turned to blood; frogs fell from the sky; lice infested everyone; flies swarmed; animal diseases festered; boils afflicted the people; hail and fire fell from thunderstorms; locusts devoured everything; black darkness lasted for three days) fell upon the Egyptians and barely touched the Israelites. After each plague Pharaoh still refused to let Moses leave with his people and he made the Hebrew slaves' lives harder (before Moses there was no Sabbath, and the lives of the lowest classes and their animals were ones of labor, seven days a week).  
Finally, Pharaoh agreed to let the Israelites leave, but said, "[You] Must leave your flocks and herds behind." 
Moses told him that was unacceptable; that he and his people would starve and not be able to worship God. 
Pharaoh replied, "Leave now, and if I see your face again you will die." 
Frequently in Scripture, the punishments dictated by tyrants and wrongdoers are the very ones they themselves will receive. 

God said to Moses, then and there, "I will bring one more plague upon Pharaoh and Egypt..." Moses' last words to Pharaoh were a warning about a mass death that was about to happen. This is known as the Death of the Firstborn, when God told Moses, "I will pass through the land of Egypt and strike down every firstborn, both men and animals, and I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt..." - Exodus 12:12

The Israelites were instructed to paint lamb's blood on the doorframes of their houses, and the LORD passed over them. This is the first Passover, around 1450 B.C. 
Our Creator alone has supreme authority over our lives and deaths. No person or government has that authority, unless we're convicted of cold blooded murder. But you wouldn't know that from listening to the world's pharaohs and kings today; the abortion-happy governments and Planned Parenthood mass murderers. 
God has patience with us and our faults, but He has limits. A new and much larger Exodus is coming:


All the crimes, abuses, and issues of authority that faced Moses and Pharaoh are present today, and much worse. Technology has made us reckless and dangerous. If you give a child a hammer, he will think everything is a nail. That's us.

Globally there are 40 to 50 million abortions each year. This is about 123,000 abortions a day. There are around 3,000 a day in the U.S., and these numbers are rising as the Democratic Party continues pressuring states to make abortion easier, even by paying for it with public money. The Democrats have said for many years that anyone who disagrees with this policy "...has no business joining the Democratic Party" - Keith Ellison, former DNC leader. 

Unless we all make a stand for the right to life of every baby in the womb, we will have a terrible Last Day. Armageddon isn't just a final Judgment Day for the world, it's a fateful event awaiting every one of us. 

Why and how did we go wrong? All the world has been deceived and led astray by so-called "scientific" materialist philosophies that ignore God as a "fantasy for weak people", or as a possibly real but malevolent and dangerous idea. 
Science isn't ever "settled". It's a never-ending process; a method of seeking the truth that depends on honest and open debate, disagreements, counter-arguments, and the testing of theories. It has many limitations which aren't often discussed, but its successes have certainly been dazzling; so dazzling in many cases that its evil consequences are being ignored. Civilization itself is endangered by many recent so-called advances. 

Dr. Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of nine books and ninety scientific papers, and his thoughts and words on this subject are vitally important:





Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Our Deadliest Fault Blossoms, Unrecognized and Unchecked, Around The World

Is there a problem with pride, or "self-esteem", as fashionable people call it today? 



Pride in ourselves is actually idolatry, the worship of false gods. It's essentially the same as primitive cultures' worship of the sun, a golden calf, or a statue of Zeus. All these things keep us separate from our Creator and the Heaven that awaits us:






Thursday, December 2, 2021

Is This Not a Tragedy, Unclaimed Multi-Million-Dollar Lottery Prizes?

Merry Christmas everyone! Happy New Year, too!
Perhaps you've seen news reports like this one: "A winning $396,900,000 lottery ticket was sold at a store in Bonita Springs, Florida, on January 29th, but nobody has come forth to claim the prize. The winner has six months, and if it's not claimed, the lottery will keep the money."
There are sadder things in life, but this ranks fairly high. How could it happen? 
Loss of faith could be a reason, as when someone takes the ticket home and carelessly loses it because they're thinking, "I never win anything. The odds are astronomical. I shouldn't have wasted a dollar on it...." 

This is a good parable for our lives, because there is a vastly more valuable, priceless treasure out there waiting to be claimed by a lot of people. It's their inheritance, but they're fast asleep to it, and caught in a dream. If they never awaken to the truth that something wonderful is out there, they'll never look. 
In addition, there are powerful, dark forces that actively devise ways to keep us asleep, and enthralled with them. Distraction is one way. Fear of appearing foolish is another. 

How can we help to awaken these sleepers? First, we need to check and make sure we ourselves aren't tragic dreamers. We need to use a little skepticism when looking at the condition of the world now. How sane is it, really, the politics; and particularly the media? Is it meaningful and good? It's possible that we got very far off track a long time ago, and are headed for a reckoning.

If we connect again with our Creator, our lives will be improved beyond all measure. We will not die as others do, but will have a transformed body and live in eternal joy, power, riches, and unimaginable beauty. Many millions have passed over to the other side and claimed their inheritance. But God's laws prevent them from communicating the news to us, or even their beloved relatives; except in rare instances, like a "white light" event. Many thousands of these cases have been studied and validated.
This teenager had no heartbeat for twenty minutes and awakened without suffering brain damage, which is medically impossible; a miracle in itself:

 

                    
Our world is a training and testing ground that determines our character. Many pains and losses have to be endured, and the way we behave through the years reveals everything within us, good and bad. If we knew early on without doubt that Paradise awaits - especially when great misfortune hits us - we wouldn't fully learn and understand what's at stake. Fear and doubt must be conquered by our will, in the face of pain and death, to be the transformative event that delivers us into God's hands. 
All that's required is that we obey the Ten Commandments. How hard is that? Modern society has a million laws, and some are so lame and destructive that they're painful. God has no interest in those. In fact, He's warned us about these snares since Christ walked the earth. Man's laws will get you crucified if you overstep the wrong one. The LORD is vastly more forgiving. 

Here's a real-life story of a real-life hero, the kind who immediately goes to Heaven with honors:


                                                      Tate Myer

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

You Want a Better World? Don't Be a Pacifist

Don't we all want a better world? It depends on our occupation, and if we're happy with our lives and fortunes now. The better our life is, the less motivated we are to change things. A large number of people are getting very wealthy and powerful within the brutal and criminal system they've contrived. They like things just as they are. Entire nations are nothing but shams and criminal rackets designed to enrich the top five-percent and fleece the ninety-five percent. It's been like this throughout history. 

How secure are you? Can anybody turn your world upside down? The honest answer is yes, there are events and people who could do it. We must take steps toward security, and pay more for it if we see weaknesses. 
If you live in a big city chances are you've seen a lot of lawlessness, and a serious uptick in violence of all kinds. Why? Because a certain percentage of people enjoy crime and violence. It makes them feel good, and they sense there are no longer consequences for their crimes, so they will commit more of them. 
Only a competent and rigorous police force is capable of providing an environment for civilization to flourish, and for the greatest numbers of people to feel some security. 
New York City before 1991 was a dangerous place to live. The crime rate was huge, and everyone sensed it was out of control. Then Rudy Giuliani was elected mayor, and the city turned around dramatically. All crimes, from felonies on down the scale, decreased, even as the city grew. Tourism returned, the city was cleaner, and it became safe again; quite a spectacular place to live. 
One of the mayor's first acts was to instruct the police to be pro-active, especially in the worst neighborhoods. They were encouraged to stop and question anyone who acted suspiciously. The police would show up before trouble started and engage with all kinds of people, showing real interest and concern. It worked like a magic charm. 
There goes the pacifist argument; that being nice, friendly, and generous will bring nice, friendly, and generous people to us. As a famous radical - Leon Trotsky - once said, "You may not be interested in war, but war is very interested in you." 

"Why?", you may ask. Because you have property which others want; money, cars, a house, your children, and maybe your life. If you look vulnerable and  weak, certain people will take it from you and won't give it back. Nations go to war mostly to seize property from others and raise their status. They disguise their acts with fake political fig leaves. It's global criminality, and much worse than we think. Very few nations and peoples acknowledge the LORD in an meaningful degree, and they try to elevate their leaders as gods. 
This is an attack on God and all His creation.

How can we protect ourselves? At this point the next question is a moral one, because some of the most admired people on earth were, and are, pacifists and  martyrs. But martyrdom is a calling, and not for everyone. Curiously, Jesus said to His disciples, "Do not assume that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword... to turn a man against his father, a daughter against her mother... A man's enemies will be the members of his own household... " (Luke 12: 42-53). 
"Watch, I'm sending you out into the world as sheep before wolves. So be as cunning as serpents and as gentle as doves." (Matt. 10:16). 
He also said of the time to come, "The Son of Man will send out His angels... and they will weed out all who cause sin and practice lawlessness... and they will throw them into the fiery furnace where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth..." (Matt 13:41-42).

Christ's message of ultimate love and generosity was pure, as He was pure. Jesus was, "...The lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world...." (John 1:29). 
His mission in life besides healing and teaching was to be a blood sacrifice. Very few of us can say it's our mission to do likewise. There are many other paths to God from this life.  

Try saying this stanza from the Lord's Prayer, "Our father who art in Heaven... Give us this day our daily bread. Forgive us our robberies and murders, as we forgive those who rob and murder us...." Wait. What?! I didn't rob or murder anybody. It's pretty clear there are limits to our forgiveness, as there are limits to everything in this world. Pacifism cloaks itself in Judeo-Christian Scripture, but fails miserably. 

The seriousness of crime defines and demands active law enforcement. Pacifism in the face of high crimes destroys civilization, and is destroying us now. Jesus also praised the faithful Roman centurion who asked him to heal his servant (Matthew 8:5-13). Soldiers, police, judges and jailers can be faithful Christians. They must be for it all to work. 
Here is wisdom:
"To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under Heaven...  a time to be born and a time to die... a time for love and a time for hate... a time for war and a time for peace." (Ecclesiastes 3)

Wisdom is not a friend to the modern world, which never ceases calling foolishness a virtue. Who ignores the wisdom of the ages will walk over a cliff and believe they're flying like a bird.


UPDATE, 11/19: A concerned 17 year-old American citizen who decided not to be a pacifist and instead used his Constitutional right to bear arms has just won a huge battle in a Wisconsin state criminal court. The consequences of his courageous actions mark a hopeful turning point in U.S. history. 
If he had lost his case, the future of the United States would be much darker than it is now. He's shown himself to be a model and an inspiration for many men and women in the future. 

Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty on all charges - including murder - for his acts on the night of August 25, 2021, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Rittenhouse, an Emergency Medical Tech, was attacked by about a dozen men and defended himself legally with a rifle, killing two and wounding another; men with long criminal records. 
On the night of the 25th, Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and other anarchist groups rioted, burned cars and property, occupied houses illegally, and assaulted citizens and observers. Many were hospitalized. The property damages on this night, and the following days, was over $2,000,000.

Wisconsin state authorities, and others, declined to prosecute Rittenhouse because video tape and audio recordings from many angles revealed that his was a clear case of self-defense. He's a Caucasian, and so were all his supposed victims. 
But the Kenosha DA, against the advice of legal experts, charged Rittenhouse with a stack of felonies that would put him in jail for life. He faced seven counts altogether, two for murder, one for attempted murder, and four others for reckless endangerment and illegal possession of a firearm.
The jury, the public at large, and lifelong criminal law experts from academia and the judiciary watched for months as the case against Rittenhouse collapsed into a contrary and confused mush. 
Kyle Rittenhouse now has a personal injury lawsuit of epic proportions against the American media, politicians, and even the U.S. president, who used him as a straw man and punching bag in the 2020 election primaries. Kyle will likely receive hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for being maliciously libeled, slandered, and defamed, globally, for more than a year.