Overcome Discouragement

October 12, 2017

I love to read the encounters that Jesus had with individuals in Matthew 9. What He said back to them contains many examples of priceless wisdom.

In Matthew 9:2, (link above) Jesus saw the faith of those who brought the paralytic to Him.  When Jesus said, “Son, be of good cheer; your sins are forgiven you.” the paralytic was cured.  However, when the doubting scribes chastised Him through saying out loud, “The Man blasphemes,” Jesus also knew what was in their hearts and said back to them,  “Why do you think evil in your hearts?  “For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise and walk’?  “But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—then He said to the paralytic, “Arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” And he arose and departed to his house.  Matthew 9: 4-7

What is interesting to note, is the fact that the “multitudes” had a very positive reaction to this, whereas the ‘scribes’ accused Jesus of blasphemy.

Mat 9:8
Now when the multitudes saw it, they marveled[fn] and glorified God, who had given such power to men.

Further on in the chapter, the Pharisees asked several more questions like, “Why does your Teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” and “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often,[fn] but Your disciples do not fast?”

Jesus’ answer to them was epic!

Mat 9:15
And Jesus said to them, “Can the friends of the bridegroom mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.

Also, see within these verses (note: some don’t apply) how often Jesus Christ is referred to as the “Bridegroom” and the Church (believers, not any building) is referred to as the “bride.”

All of the continuing turmoil that is going on here in America, as well as around the world can be very discouraging. Hurricanes causing death and destruction, flooding damaging homes, electricity taken away for weeks or months, wildfires in Northern California engulfing over 3,500 homes, the horrible shooting at an open air concert in Las Vegas that killed 48 people and injured 500 others, the threats of nuclear war with North Korea and the ongoing attack of global radical Islamic Jihad!  Adding to the misery are those “hidden culprits” in government (a.k.a. “The Deep State”) and the media of mass deception that continually lies to the public and puts forth propaganda in order to push forward their own evil agenda.  Such awful events can cause heartache, depression, hopelessness; loss of joy in this life, discouragement and no peace.

From the Christian perspective, the truth is that we will never have peace in the world until individuals have peace with God.  The only way to have peace with God is to repent and confess our sins at the foot of the cross of Jesus Christ, ask for forgiveness, and welcome the Holy Spirit into our hearts for the salvation of our souls.

During this time of hatred often being spewed against Christians, conservatives, white people etc. by groups whose goal is to demonize those of us with such beliefs and characteristics; it can be hard to witness to them about Jesus Christ.  Many just don’t want to hear it!  They have put up their hearts of stone against any conversation that they don’t agree with and/or hate, and therefore refuse to listen or even discuss the issues calmly.

It is often my prayer that people who are searching for answers would find this blog and read something here that would help them to at least consider Jesus Christ and encourage them to read the Bible.  After all, the Bible is the best selling book of all time!

Here are some quotes from people who have prayed and asked for supernatural help in loving those who seem “un-lovable” at times; that also helped to remind themselves of all the blessings in life.

“This Joy that I have the world didn’t give it and the world can’t take it away.”

“I have to learn that as long as I have Jesus in my heart, I can find joy in everyday life, no matter how gloomy life may be around me.”

“My joy is dependent on Him, not me or my circumstances and if I am struggling to feel joyful, time in praise and worship – redirects my eyes back to Him, always lifting me up again.”

“God has transformed my life through peace because I was a person that was always stressed, never settled down, worried all the time.  By reading in the Bible, it has helped me to transform and live one day at a time and not to worry about so much.”

When I get discouraged, the following verses always lift me right back up and bring comfort and joy in the midst of whatever is happening in this world:

Rom 8:35

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Rom 8:36

As it is written:

“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”[fn]

Rom 8:37

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Rom 8:38

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,

Rom 8:39

nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jesus speaking:

Jhn 16:33

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will[fn] have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

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Footage of Stephen Paddock at an Anti-Trump Protest? 3 Updates! Searching for answers? 10/4/17 Further updates in comment section! !

October 2, 2017

I am putting this link up top because it is THE most important update!

Citizen Wells: Mandalay Bay suspect 4th floor video and police report reference, Video authentic?

Be SURE to watch the video! In the video, there is footage of a woman who was driving by the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel at the time of the shooting. She caught, on her cellphone video camera, both video and audio evidence of machine gun shots coming from a 4th floor window of the hotel!

In fact, I am embedding the video here because the person sharing the video wants it shared EVERYWHERE!

Hat tip:  Citizen Wells

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10/3/17  12:28 pm PT

Like everyone else, I am going through the stages of grief over this horrific act of evil. People are searching for reasons why this happened and exactly what really did happen; who is truly responsible for it, the motive for doing this and why it could not have been prevented. Sadly, like everyone else who is grieving, I don’t have the answers to all of those exact questions. However, I do have a post written by Albert Mohler that I think EVERYONE needs to read!

~ Christine

Copy of post:

“An Act of Pure Evil” — Searching for Meaning in Las Vegas” by Albert Mohler

Evil points to a necessary moral judgment made by a moral authority greater than we are — a transcendent and supernatural moral authority: God.

Only the Christian worldview, based in the Bible, can explain why moral facts exist.

Today, most Americans awoke to news from Las Vegas that is nothing less than horrific. For so many in Las Vegas, Sunday night must have seemed like the night that would never end.

In the face of such overwhelming news, we naturally seek after facts. We want to know what happened, and when. We want to know who did it. By mid-morning the facts were staggering. More than fifty people are dead and hundreds wounded after a lone gunman opened fire on a music festival from a perch in a hotel room 32 floors above. The attack was deadly, diabolical, and premeditated.

The shooting is already described as the worst in American history. The gunman, believed to be Stephen Paddock, killed himself as police prepared to storm his hotel room, from which he had aimed his deadly gunfire. The facts emerged slowly, and are still emerging. Paddock had no notable criminal record. He had worked for a defense contractor, owned two private aircraft, and was known to own guns. He was reported to like Las Vegas for its gambling and entertainment. No one seems to have considered him a threat. His brother, contacted after the massacre, said that the family was beyond shock, as if “crushed by an asteroid.”

In Las Vegas and beyond, hundreds of families are crushed by grief and concern. More than fifty human beings, very much alive just hours ago, are now dead, seemingly murdered by random order.

The facts will continue to come as investigations continue. We need facts in order to steady our minds and grapple with understanding. We must have facts, and yet we can be easily overwhelmed by them. Some “facts” will not be facts at all. National Public Radio helpfully and honestly ended its news coverage of the massacre with these words: “This is a developing story. Some things that get reported by the media will later turn out to be wrong. We will focus on reports from police officials and other authorities. We will update as the situation develops.” I count that as both helpful and honest.

But the facts of who and what and where and how, still unfolding, point to the even more difficult question — why?

Why would anyone kill a fellow human being? Why launch an ambush massacre upon concertgoers listening to country music? Why premeditate a mass killing?

Was he driven by some obsession, fueled by some grievance? Was he sending a signal or political message as an act of terrorism? Is the answer psychiatric or pharmacological? Our minds crave an answer.

Why do we ask why?

We cannot help but ask why because, made in God’s image, we are moral creatures who cannot grasp or understand the world around us without moral categories. We are moral creatures inhabiting a moral universe and our moral sense of meaning is the faculty most perplexed when overwhelmed by horror and grief.

The terror group known as ISIS or the Islamic State claimed that Stephen Paddock was a “lone wolf” attacker who had recently converted to Islam. Law enforcement authorities said there is no evidence of anything related to ISIS or Islam.

Clark County (NV) Sheriff Joe Lombardo told reporters that he was not sure if the massacre was sending a message as a terror attack: “We have to establish what his motivation is first. And there’s motivating factors associated with terrorism other than a distraught person just intending to cause mass casualties.”

So far as we now know, Paddock left no note and communicated no clear message. The gunfire tells some story, but we do not yet know what the story is. We may never know.

That troubles us, and so it should. Knowing the story and determining the motivation would add rationality to our understanding, but we will never really understand.

A massacre by a lone gunman killed 32 people at Virginia Tech in 2007. Another killed 27, mostly children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Yet another killed 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando in 2016. We really do not fully understand any of these attacks, nor countless other outbreaks of evil around the world.

One of the main theological insights about evil is that it is so often absurd. It is ultimately inexplicable, unfathomable, and cannot be resolved by human means.

President Trump has demonstrated little interest in academic disputes over moral philosophy so he probably did not intend to wade into deep theoretical waters when he called the massacre “an act of pure evil.” But he called it right, and he expanded on his judgment. “In times such as these I know we are searching for some kind of meaning in the chaos, some kind of light in the darkness.” He went on to say: “The answers do not come easy. But we can take solace knowing that even the darkest space can be brightened by a single light, and even the most terrible despair can be illuminated by a single ray of hope.”

That is exactly how a president should speak, and underlining the “act of pure evil” as evil is exactly how a morally sane person should think. The judgment of evil here, real evil, should be beyond dispute.

Evil is a fact, too. And evil is a theological category. The secular worldview cannot use the word with coherence or sense. The acknowledgement of evil requires the affirmation of a moral judgment and a moral reality above human judgment. If we are just accidental beings in an accidental universe, nothing can really be evil. Evil points to a necessary moral judgment made by a moral authority greater than we are — a transcendent and supernatural moral authority: God.

College professors tell us that moral relativism has produced a generation of Americans who resist calling anything evil, and even deny the existence of moral facts. Justin P. McBrayer, who teaches at Fort Lewis College in Colorado, wrote in The New York Times that “many college-aged students don’t believe in moral facts.”

That’s truly frightening, but McBrayer argues that by the time students arrive at college, they have already been told over and over again that there are no moral facts — that nothing is objectively right or wrong.

Only the Christian worldview, based in the Bible, can explain why moral facts exist, and how we can know them. Only the biblical worldview explains why sinful humanity commits such horrible moral wrongs. The Christian worldview also promises that God will bring about a final act of moral judgment that will be the final word on right and wrong — as facts, not merely speculation. The Gospel of Christ points us to the only way of rescue from the fact of our own evil and guilt.

Our hearts break for the families and communities now grieving, and we pray for them and for those even now fighting for life.

It is both telling and reassuring that secular people, faced with moral horror as we see now in Las Vegas, can still speak of evil as a moral fact — even if they continue to deny moral facts in the classrooms and courtrooms. No one can deny that the horror in Las Vegas came about by an act that was evil, pure evil, and evil as a fact.

I think of the Prophet Isaiah’s words: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light, and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” [Isaiah 5:20, ESV]

[Note from Christine:  People are deeply grieved and searching for answers.  The stats have been very high here.  Therefore, besides sharing what I have found online, I also wanted to share Mr. Mohler’s article, hoping that people who come here read it, take it to heart, and then might consider Christ as Lord and Savior for their lives.  Please, I encourage everyone to read the best selling book of all time…The Bible!]

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Original post on 10/2/17:

I learned about the horrific Las Vegas shooting at the country western music festival outside the Mandalay hotel at 1:00 a.m. this morning.  Awakening at that time and unable to go back to sleep right away, I turned on the news. Oh no…not again!  This time, the details of the attack were so awful and evil, I could not even bear to watch the details.   As grief overcame me, I sent up prayers for the victims, their families, the responders and for our nation as a whole.

There is too much hatred, sin, evil and death as a result of people who ratchet up anger, spur on such deadly events, and then push into madness those who are sick, satanic and uncontrollable… like this perp to do such evil and cause so much death, injury and carnage against innocent people who were just attending a concert!

The Last Refuge has a post up with many details.

Earlier, I started searching for additional online accounts of this terrorist attack (yes…it is terrorism!!!) and found The Gateway Pundit’s coverage.

As I read through the comment section, people were sharing information like this:

1. The Facebook and Twitter accounts of the shooter were deleted.
2. Information was being shared about the shooter and his girlfriend, who some were saying was “out of the country” at the time.
3. The shooter had an arsenal of weapons in the hotel room.
4. Did the shooter act alone? How did he get all those weapons, undetected, up to the room by himself?
5. The shooter was a recent convert to Islam.
6. The shooter was an anti-Trump demonstrator.

I could go on and on with a list of suppositions and information being shared by many commenters.   However, with our current media of mass deception at work continually, will we ever know the facts and truth?

One comment over at “Gateway Pundit” contained a video that could possibly show that the shooter was a rabid anti-Trump demonstrator. The video owner is asking for more videos of this perp’s possible appearances at other anti-Trump protests where a high resolution photograph might be found.

YouTube: Footage of Stephen Paddock at an Anti-Trump Protest?***

[***Update note on 10/3/17:  The video at the link above was removed by YouTube.  See additional links below.]

Some interesting photos and links to photos/videos in this comment section of Free Republic:

Free Republic comment posts*******

UPDATE 10/3/17!  The above video link has since been removed.  Why am I not surprised? Here is another one. Perhaps YouTube can’t shut them down fast enough, but hopefully readers here will be able to view this new one.

Found another video that shows Paddock in a pink hat, wearing a pink “NASA” shirt at an anti-Trump rally.

Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Identified At Anti-Trump Rally

Another video:

Evidence That Vegas Shooter Attended Anti Trump Rally In August, 2017

Commentary under video:
Published on Oct 2, 2017

Regardless of what Buzzfeed would have you believe, video evidence proves that Stephen Paddock was politically active.

The question we all need to ask is why are leftist news organizations trying to hide this evidence?

Another video, which appears to be the same (or similar) to the one that Stephen Haffley originally posted:

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock anti-trump?

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Stephen Haffley writes:

Published on Oct 2, 2017

It is believed the man seen in this video is the las vegas shooter, Stephen Paddock, attending an anti-trump protest in Reno Nevada in August 2017.

This video was just sent to the FBI so I guess we’ll know if this was him soon enough. They got much better resources than I do.

The resolution of these videos are not clear enough to say for sure, so what we all need to do to find out for ourselves is search facebook, google, and twitter for the Reno Trump Protest 2017 and see if we can find a high resolution picture with this man who is wearing a pink hat and a pink nasa shirt.

You may upload this video to anywhere you want, use it in any media, etc, you do not need my permission I’m not doing this for personal recognition, I’m doing this to figure out why 250 people were shot for no reason.

Also see:

Marilou Danley Facebook page before it was deleted

Here are a few comments worth reading:

Imperator the Deplorable • 3 hours ago

Here are a couple of tidbits that the media fails to mention:
1. Shooter didn’t know how to use an automatic weapon. If you listen he didn’t use bursting trigger pulls. If it is a M-16 or AK type you would use a 3 round burst trigger pull. From what it sounded like to me is that it is a crew served weapon like an M-60. Those machine guns work best with a 6-9 round burst. If you listen you can hear it loosing gas pressure as the cyclic rate of fire slowed. The pauses were most likely switching weapons or un- jamming the weapon.
2. How did this untrained idiot get his hands on a fully automatic weapon? ATF has rules on these.
3. “Girl friend is Indonesian. Largest Muslim nation in the world.
Those are just a couple of quick observations.

survivor50 > Imperator the Deplorable • 2 hours ago

Having operated an M-60…that ain’t one !!!
And all our M-16’s had a “FUN” switch, not a BURST mode.
Better comment is “WHERE did he get an Automatic” ???
Just try to buy one…paper work from HELL, wait period of ETERNITY, and ATF agent permanently attached to your @$$…

[Note:  Apparently it costs a LOT of money, too!  Was this perp rich?  Or, did he have an evil financier helping him?  Hmmm…]

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Update:

YouTube Video: President Trump Gives Remarks; Words of Comfort and Healing.

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When horrible incidents like this happen, I often turn to the Bible for words of TRUTH and comfort!

Rom 8:35

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

Rom 8:36

As it is written:

“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”[fn]

Rom 8:37

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Rom 8:38

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,

Rom 8:39

nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Jesus speaking:

Jhn 16:33

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will[fn] have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

Hat tips to all links.

Rush Limbaugh on Hannity’s Fox News Show

September 29, 2017

In the first part of a two part interview of Rush Limbaugh on “Hannity” last night, Rush reminded us all of the fact that D.C. lobbyists donate money to both R’s and D’s. In order to get that $ for re-election purposes, both members of the Uni-party must “toe the line” in compliance towards what these donors want, or the Reps. and Senators will be out of a job in the next election cycle.

Rush Limbaugh Full Interview With Sean Hannity (9/28/2017)

There are many people who are paying close attention to what is happening in D.C. and who are savvy enough to realize this fact revealed by Rush about the donors and the Uni-party.   But much of the public, sadly, doesn’t. This explains why “just enough R’s” refuse to vote for O-care repeal and replace legislation. It also explains why much of the legislative agenda that President Trump brings forth on the issues doesn’t get through both the House and Senate. President Trump is NOT beholden to the evil swamp creature donors. Therefore, they can’t control him!

Rush also revealed that the “establishment R’s in Congress didn’t expect Trump to win.” They were likely ready to just go along with HiLIARy’s awful agenda.

Bottom line? The Uni-party D.C. swamp creatures side with donors rather than the people. This keeps their jobs intact, and at the same time, keeps We The People under the grip of The Deep State.

It’s awful! But I think that people are waking up to these facts. I continue to hope and pray that the humongous job of destroying the Deep State continues, and that one day our government will once again be for, and about, what our Founders originally created for our nation and will once again pass legislation that We The People want!

Note what is written below Youtube video:

In an exclusive interview, Rush Limbaugh sounded off on media bias, the NFL anthem protests and why he believes the establishment is committed to preventing President Trump’s agenda from succeeding.
Talking with Sean Hannity, Limbaugh said the Washington, D.C., establishment is committed to stopping Trump from fixing what’s broken in government.
“I’m not exaggerating here. … They don’t want [and] they can’t afford for him to succeed with his agenda. They can’t afford it,” the radio host argued.
Limbaugh said if Trump, an outsider with no political experience, is successful, then the establishment will be exposed.
“The joke is revealed if an outsider with no prior political experience can come in and fix messes that people have been promised would be fixed for 30 years. How does that make them look? They can’t allow that to happen,” said Limbaugh.
He said the mainstream media has now been “corrupted by liberalism” and is no longer delivering the news to Americans like they used to.
“They don’t do the news. There is no news. There is the advancement of the Democrat Party agenda, which is ‘get rid of Trump,’ and they are totally devoted to it,” Limbaugh said.

 

Emotional Return – Representative Steve Scalise Returns to Congress (video)…

September 28, 2017

Source: Emotional Return – Representative Steve Scalise Returns to Congress (video)…

Fear masked as hatred, cloaking shame.”

September 28, 2017

My blogging friend Steve over at Cry and Howl has created a post entitled, The real enemy of the American people is the major media.

So far, there are two guest comments there. Before I include my comment, here is an excerpt from Steve’s post:

On July 7, 2016 a black man who as a result of eight long years of listening to a racist black president disparage police officers and thanks to the major media sowing the seeds of racial divide shot and killed five Dallas police officers. Barack Obama gave a speech at the memorial service for the slain officers in which he said this, “If we’re honest, perhaps we’ve heard prejudice in our own heads and felt it in our own hearts. We know that. And while some suffer far more under racism’s burden, some feel to a far greater extent discrimination’s sting. Although most of us do our best to guard against it and teach our children better, none of us is entirely innocent. No institution is entirely immune. And that includes our police departments. We know this.” Seven days after the murder of those five Dallas cops Barack Obama invited the leaders of the Black Lives Matter group to the White House.

The media makes Barack Obama who hands down was the absolute worst “president” in U.S. history a god. The media have covered his lies, his scandals, his failings and neglect of his duties as a president to protect the United States and her citizens. Countless innocent Americans died as a direct result of his actions or carelessness. When Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were being slaughtered in Benghazi Obama was missing for eight hours. We still don’t know today where he was and what he was doing. The next morning he flew to Las Vegas for a fund-raiser. When Daniel Pearl was beheaded Obama gave about a one minute speech and in less than 10 minutes was on the golf course mucking it up with his butt buddies. Obama criticized and disgraced the United States every day to every nation around the world. This is why he was so popular with other world leaders. They knew he hated the U.S. and would do everything he could to humiliate America and her citizens.

Then, Steve writes the following:

Folks, the honest truth is that the major media is absolutely the enemy of America. They lie continuously to us. Donald Trump is continually attacked 24/7 by the media. The media is focused on one thing and one thing only; to make Donald Trump out to be a racist, a liar, a bigot, and a divider. President Donald Trump was never accused of being any of those things until he won the Republican nomination. Then when he actually won the election against all odds the media, the Democrats, the Republicans and the left in general couldn’t accept it. They never will accept it.

For the purposes of this post, I’m stopping there, but I suggest that you go to Steve’s site and read it all.

Isn’t it weird, as Steve pointed out in his post, that ‘President Donald Trump was never accused of being a racist, a liar, a bigot or a divider UNTIL he won the election?’

Why is that?

We have to ask ourselves what is truly at work in the media and political arena to cause such hatred, division, lies, corruption, terrorizing protests, false accusations, bitterness, and cruelty?

My comment there may not answer such a question in its entirety, but the conversation that I share and the quote from C.S. Lewis may very well touch upon the underlying reasons for such vitriol, hatred, sins, lies, and yes…the shame that is being covered through such actions.

My comment:

Hi again Steve!

I truly believe now that once leftists are assimilated into the “Borg” of leftist lunacy, “resistance is futile” and they cannot (or, just absolutely refuse to) break away from it! If you saw my post on the NFL debacle, I had a link to a blog that describes what the “Borg” (from the fictional Star Trek series) is. Yet, we have seen it come to life (um…more like a death spiral) in the media of mass deception and those who have fallen for the lies…hook, line, and sinker… absolutely refuse to see how badly they have been duped!

This comment will be long and I hope you don’t mind. On another blog, I shared the recent story of an encounter with a young man in his 30’s who calls himself a “progressive.” He absolutely hates President Trump. Here’s the story:

I recently had a conversation with a young man in his 30’s who asked me to look at videos of both Obama and Trump. He asked me to compare Trump’s squinty eyes with those of Obama’s being “wide open” when he speaks. This is a guy who really hates Trump and thinks he could be “the Antichrist.” I didn’t have the heart to tell him that Obama’s eyes were so dilated that he appeared high on something. I did say that I could never have voted for Obama because he believes it’s OK to kill babies in the womb. The young man was becoming frustrated with me… and said, “but look at the eyes! The eyes are the window to the soul.” He was angry that so many evangelicals voted for Trump. I said, “what about the lies of Hillary?” He said, “she’s old news and don’t change the subject.” I said, “maybe Trumps older and lighter eye color causes him to squint more?”

We went back and forth about the “fake news” against Trump and the adoration news coverage of Obama. The PR and propaganda lies are guilty of ratcheting up more and more hatred against our current President. As a PR agent, The young man had to realize this but didn’t want to admit it!

Near the end of our back-and-forth conversation, I told him that the Bible tells us that there are “many antichrists who have come into the world.” However, there will be only one antichrist that will one day sit in the rebuilt temple in Jerusalem and declare himself to be God. He said to me, “I could see Trump doing that.” Sigh… I replied that it would take years to rebuild the temple and there have been many dictators throughout history who were thought of as the antichrist, but they were just evil people.

I brought up many of the good things Trump has already done for our country. He was not well informed about any of it.

The way I see it, God got us through eight terrible years of the Obama presidency. Clinton would have been four more years of the same. I’m grateful that she lost and isn’t able to do more damage to our beloved nation.

The rest of the family hid out in the kitchen, not wanting any part of our somewhat bizarre conversation! This young man is searching. He has delved into Buddhism, New Age (likes Eckhart Tolle), Kabbalah…to name just a few. I want him to continue to want to have these discussions with me. I have been tempted to give him a book or two to read, but I don’t think he’s quite ready to accept them.

One interesting thing was his 5 minute description of what Public Relations is all about (e.g. it’s not always about what is necessarily true, but rather it’s about what sells) and how news organizations and newspapers are about that, too. It was then that I made the case that we cannot always rely on the media to tell us the truth! He quickly changed the subject!

I did a post the other day about Ben Shapiro’s speech at Berkeley. He discusses that very thing… “People are all kinds of crazy,” and “really nutty.” The snowflakes at the leftist universities are so used to getting the views of one side of the political spectrum that they don’t even know why they shouldn’t hear both? Really sad…

This young man has been assimilated into the progressive-minded “Borg”! Some people are just too far gone and resistant to discussion about the truth of what is going on in the current political atmosphere.

Have you ever read books from C.S. Lewis? He was a genius and exceptional Christian literature writer. Here’s a quote from “The Screwtape Letters”:

“…..But hatred is best combined with Fear. Cowardice, alone of all the vices, is purely painful – horrible to anticipate, horrible to feel, horrible to remember; Hatred has its pleasures. It is therefore often the compensation by which a frightened man reimburses himself for the miseries of Fear. The more he fears, the more he will hate. And Hatred is also a great anodyne for shame….. “

-CS Lewis, the Screwtape Letters

[Hat tip to IB of “See there is this thing called biology…” blog.]

That is what it’s all about! “Fear masked as hatred, cloaking shame.”

It’s been over two decades since I read that book so I am reading it again. I think that it will equip me with what I need to share when confronted with those who “combine hatred with fear”…when all along such hatred is being used as an antidote for their deepest fears.

NFL Protests? Barren and Unfruitful…

September 26, 2017

I didn’t really want to get involved with, or even do a post on this crazy NFL “kneeling players” debacle.  Like everything else that dominates the media of mass deception, one day it will be old news and end up in the trash heap of history.

However, after reading several posts from my blog roll (and many excellent comments and links therein), I thought that I would share them here.

1. Cry and Howl: About that racial equality thing.

My friend Steve has an uncanny knack at getting to the heart of the controversy.

Just a brief excerpt:

Basically, I think the professional athletes should be a bit more thankful to a nation which allows minorities to dominate several professional sports and make 10’s of millions of $ doing it. Around 70% of NFL players are black and close to 80% of NBA players are black.

I have seen several interviews of black commentators who said the same thing.  They also said that these highly paid athletes would do better to actually give back to the black families (who are often fans) who are in poverty, instead of doing something “easy” like kneeling on one knee in protest.  

These protests are clearly being done in order to follow cunningly devised fables.  Going about it in such a wrong way (where they claim to be displaying allegiance for grievances) shows a huge disrespect for our flag and anthem; both of which represents We The People and recognizes those in the military who have fought, bled, lost limbs, and died for our freedoms.

Be sure to check out the link that Steve provided:

Anyway, I read this piece over at American Thinker and thought I’d share it with the good folks visiting in case you missed it.

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2. Kingsjester’s Blog: The Assimilation of the NFL by the “New Borg” Continues as the Cowboys Take a Knee and Villanueva Apologizes

Well, I am a Star Trek fan so I immediately knew what “The New Borg” meant.

Excerpt:

If you are a Star Trek Fan, you already know who “The Borg” are.

For those of you who have never heard of them, the Borg are an alien manufactured “race” that appear as “bad guys” in the Star Trek franchise. The Borg are a seemingly endless attack force of “drones”, or cybernetic organisms who are linked together in a hive mind called “the Collective”, or “the Hive”. The Borg acquire through the means of force the technology and knowledge of other alien species to the Collective via a process of “assimilation”. They forcibly transform individuals into drones by violently implanting microscopic machines, or nanoprobes, into their bodies while augmenting them with cybernetic components. The Borg’s ultimate goal is “achieving perfection”.

Why did I begin my post with Star Trek Lore?

Because, boys and girls, America is now fighting our own war with a “New Borg”…

And they are assimilating everyone and every American Institution in their path.

Their current target for assimilation is the NFL.

And, according to the already-assimilated Main Stream Media, they have succeeded.

The use of propaganda has been in existence since the beginning of our great country.  Unfortunately, due to the current tendency to create “fake news,” many people have difficulty discerning the good or evil side.

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3. The Isaiah 53:5 Project

The author disliked the nasty terminology that President Trump used while commenting on the topic at one of his rallies.  Yeah…I also think that was totally inappropriate and wished that he didn’t use such language.

However, many individuals in government and in the political world lose their temper and say awful things.  There is no excuse for it, but eventually there comes a time when we need to forgive.

I have a saying on my phone:

“Family should be there for each other, even when we screw up.”

Yep…been there, needed that!

I realize that our nation is not a “family.”  However, we can see parallels within family relationships that could equate to relationships within our nation.  Most important of all is how we use this time on earth as we share with others how our own relationship with God steers us towards love, good works, lawfulness and salvation.

Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:24And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:6Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hand
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:9Then Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one thing: Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy?”[fn]

Excerpt from Isaiah 53:5 Project:

* All that being said, there is a lot of stupid talk and angry rhetoric on both sides of this issue but that is exactly what we should all expect when we don’t live in a sane world.

It’s utterly mind blowing that America is collectively losing its mind over who stands and who kneels at football games. We are all fiddling while Rome is burning.

Commenter Carl wrote:

Ironically it is not the flag that fosters evil it is of evil people and the flag represents all that is good and they should realize that it also represents the opportunity to extend equality and justice and to repair that it may not exist in some things. The kneelers all looked stupid to me as the fans cheered for the anthem (almost a protest against the protesters) and the fireworks echoed Ft McHenry and the jets shook the sky in celebration as they flew over the fields.

2 Peter 1 contains the best advice for us all!

I suggest reading the entire chapter, but here is a relevant excerpt:

2Pe 1:5

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,

2Pe 1:6

to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,

2Pe 1:7

to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.

2Pe 1:8

For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Hat tips to all links.

Wherever pride is found, it is always hateful to God.

September 21, 2017

Perhaps some readers here have heard of the latest “prophecy” claim being made regarding the Second Coming of Christ.  Some are  predicting it to happen on September 23, 2017.  Geoffrey Grider over at “Now The End Begins” blog explains quite well (via Scripture) why such a prediction is false and cannot possibly happen.

See: Now The End Begins: False Prophecy Alert Called ‘Great Sign’ That’s Happening on September 23rd is 100% Not True.

Excerpt:

In order for September 23rd to “usher in the Second Coming,” you would have to cram into the next five (now, two days) days the Rapture of the Church, the rise of Antichrist, the Mark of the Beast and all other events of the 3.5 years of the time of Jacob’s trouble, otherwise known as The Great Tribulation. Chances of all of that happening in the next 5 days (now, 2 days)? Absolutely zero.

I read on another website that a “Christian numerologist” joined the bandwagon making a similar “prediction.”

I can see why people are panicked due to all of the hurricanes happening in a row over the past few weeks which are causing much devastation.  We also have seen the earthquake that happened in Mexico.  However, Jesus told us that such events would only be the “birth pangs.”

Rom 8:22

For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.

Reading the entire chapter of Romans 8 can help soothe our fears, especially the last two verses:

Rom 8:38

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come,

Rom 8:39

nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

It really helps to read, study, and know what the Bible teaches in order to not get caught up in false assumptions, false rhetoric, false pride, or false prophecy given by those who may just be in it for attention or to sell their books.

Habbakuk 2 speaks about the proud being rebuked and informs us:

Hab 2:3

For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.

Hab 2:4

“Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith.

David Guzik’s commentary of this portion of Scripture is really good!

Here are a few excerpts that spoke of the time of Habbukuk, but also see if you agree with me that this speaks towards our world today!

b. For the vision is yet for an appointed time: Habakkuk spoke to an age beyond his own. The Babylonian conquest would not be evident in his own day, but in the future.

2. (Hab 2:4-8) God knows how to deal with the proud.

a. Behold the proud: Habakkuk wondered why Babylon – a nation even more sinful than Judah – would be used to bring judgment to Judah. In answering the prophet, God first assures him that He sees the proud, and knows that his soul is not upright in him.

i. Pride is everywhere and takes all manner of shapes.

– Here is the rich man, proud of what he has

– There is the poor man, proud of his “honor” in having less

– Here is the talented man, proud of what he can do

– There is the man of few talents, proud of his hard work

– Here is the religious man, proud of his religion

– There is the unbeliever, proud of his unbelief

– Here is the establishment man, proud of his place in society

– There is the counter-cultural man, proud of his “outcast” status

– Here is the learned man, proud of his intelligence and learning

– Here is the simple man, proud of his simplicity

Now, think about those who are involved in identity/racial/grievance crowd politics.  Can you see that pride is one of the main culprits that is being used to divide our nation, our people, and our government?

ii. “If there is a sin that is universal, it is this. Where is it not to be found? Hunt among the highest and loftiest in the world, and you shall find it there; and then go and search amongst the poorest and the most miserable, and you shall find it there. There may be as much pride inside a beggar’s rags as in a prince’s robe; and a harlot may be as proud as a model of chastity. Pride is a strange creature; it never objects to its lodgings. It will live comfortably enough in a palace, and it will live equally at its ease in a hovel. Is there any man in whose heart pride does not lurk?” (Spurgeon)

Guzik goes even further:

iv. “Wherever pride is found, it is always hateful to God.

The list of those utilizing “pride” (above) demonstrates how and why so many of the evils of our time are being perpetrated by those who adhere to such tactics;  and how it negatively affects us all!  Not only is pride “always hateful to God,” it is also hateful to man.

Why! pride is even hateful to men. Men cannot bear a proud man; and hence it is that a proud man, who has any sense left, often sees that it is so, and he therefore tries to affect manners of modesty. He will seem to be humble, when he really is not, if he has the suspicion that all about him will dislike him if they know him to be proud. But God cannot bear pride; it is a part of his daily business to put down the proud.” (Spurgeon)

So…what is the antidote to pride which is hateful to God and man?

b. But the just shall live by his faith: In contrast to the proud, there are the just. The principle of their life is faith, instead of pride that looks to self. True faith looks outside of self unto the LORD God, while pride always looks to self.

That last sentence deserves to be repeated:

True faith looks outside of self unto the LORD God, while pride always looks to self.

i. This brief statement from the prophet Habakkuk is one of the most important, and most quoted Old Testament statements in the New Testament. Paul used it to show that the just live by faith, not by law. Being under the law isn’t the way to be found just before God, only living by faith is.

ii. If you are declared just -that is, approved – before God, you have done it by a relationship of faith. If your life is all about living under the law, then God does not find you approved.

iii. In Hebrew, the important part of the verse has only three words: “the justified man,” “by his faith,” and “will live.” Every word in Habakkuk 2:4 is important, and the Lord quotes it three times in the New Testament just to bring out the fullness of the meaning

Romans 1:17 is the commentary on the justified man – “The just shall live by faith”

Hebrews 10:38 is the commentary on faith – “The just shall live by faith

Galatians 3:11 is the commentary on the Christian life – “The just shall live by faith”

The just shall live by faith!

Whenever someone makes a dated prediction about the end of the world, it will do readers good to recall what Jesus Christ said to his disciples (and, to all of us!):

Mat 24:3

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

Mat 24:4

And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you.

Mat 24:5

“For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many.

Mat 24:6

“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[fn] these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

Mat 24:7

“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[fn] and earthquakes in various places

Mat 24:8

“All these are the beginning of sorrows.

Mat 24:9

“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.

Mat 24:10

“And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another

Mat 24:11

“Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many.

Mat 24:12

“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.

Mat 24:13

“But he who endures to the end shall be saved.

Mat 24:14

“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

I suggest reading Matthew 24 in its entirety! The words of Jesus Christ are faithful and true and can be trusted!

Blue Letter Bible: Matthew 24

Hat tip: Blue Letter Bible and David Guzik Study Guide on Habbukuk 2

Ben Shapiro Demonstrates How to Confront Antifa

September 16, 2017

Ben Shapiro is a hero!  Why?  Because no matter the vitriol hurled at him, the lies being told about him, and the antagonistic name-calling spewed at him; he took the time, great effort, possible physical danger to himself, and was unapologetically willing to make the city pay a huge expense ($600,000!!!) in order to speak at Berkeley! Despite the raging, rabid, hate-filled Antifa thugs (a.k.a. the Soros paid anarchists who hate almost everyone but themselves) protesting, throwing bottles, causing mayhem (with 6 flake artists getting arrested outside the event!), we now see what is necessary to not only confront Antifa, but also how to shut them down!

See Ben’s appearance with Martha McCallum on Fox News Channel’s ‘The Story’:

Video:Ben Shapiro: Berkeley police were happy to do their job
Sep. 15, 2017 – 5:31 – Conservative speaker weighs in on ‘The Story’

I went over to Shapiro’s website, The Daily Wire today and noticed an excerpt from Rush Limbaugh’s radio show entitled, Shapiro’s Speech At Berkeley Showed How To Shut Down Antifa.

Excerpts:

On his top-rated radio talk show Friday, “the Big Voice on the Right” Rush Limbaugh weighed in on Daily Wire editor-in-chief Ben Shapiro bringing the conservative message into “the belly of the beast” in Berkeley on Thursday night. Shapiro’s experiences there, said Limbaugh, revealed how to handle the violence-embracing Antifa.

Limbaugh’s comments were prompted by a caller who brought up left-leaning media outlets’ attempts to somehow blame Shapiro for the UC Berkeley’s exorbitant costs for security.

“I think it’s really disingenuous for everyone in the media to keep saying that Ben Shapiro ‘cost the University of Berkeley $600,000’ in keeper costs,” said the caller.

Limbaugh corrected the caller, citing a much larger figure that has been reported by multiple outlets: $1.5 million.

“Yeah, but see, but Ben Shapiro didn’t cost them a nickel. Antifa cost them that money,” said the caller.

“Right,” said Limbaugh. The caller went on to stress that the only reason that the university felt it necessary to take such extreme security measures was the pattern of violence and property destruction of Antifa, which Berkeley has already experienced multiple times in response to other right-leaning events. “So why don’t they put the blame where it goes? Like, why can’t they put the blame on the people that are causing trouble instead of on an honest guy trying to give an honest speech about his position?”

“Because they think Antifa is justified,” replied Limbaugh. “They think a conservative showing up at Berkeley needs to be shown his place.” It’s the same attitude, said Limbaugh, that leads the media to cover for other violent radical movements like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter.

The host then provided some background on Shapiro, who he said deserves to be “applauded” for taking his message directly into the “liberal enclaves,” including “the belly of the beast,” Berkeley, which still prides itself on being the birthplace of the free speech movement despite its increasingly anti-free speech track record.

Limbaugh ended the segment by highlighting a comment Shapiro made in the op-ed he wrote in response to his experience at Berkeley: “When the police are allowed to do their jobs, Antifa is powerless”:

LIMBAUGH: Ben Shapiro got out of Berkeley alive and unharmed. And he’s written a piece about it. He said there’s five things that he learned. And the number one thing that he wrote in his column, number one thing he learned is that when the cops do their job, the Antifa people don’t matter. When the cops do their job, Antifa’s not a problem. Bingo! Bingo.

Read more over at The Daily Wire

Today was my first visit to The Daily Wire.  So far, what I have read there has been very well said and accurate.  I may end up not agreeing with everything written there, but this incident with Ben Shapiro confronting Antifa may possibly turn out to be the key to nullifying the awful influence of Antifa.  As Rush stated, “When the cops do their job, Antifa’s not a problem.  Bingo!”

The Daily Wire: The Complete Transcript: Ben Takes Berkeley.

As Seen Through the Eyes of Faith – by Raymond G. Candy

September 5, 2017

The following links listed below are to an excellent series on the an important topic called “The Path to Overcoming the Last Days.” The series is written by Raymond G. Candy at his blog entitled, “As Seen Through the Eyes of Faith.”

So far, there are five parts to the series.  Please be sure to check back at Mr. Candy’s blog for more posts in the future.

I HIGHLY recommend this series to every Christian!  Share it with your non-believing friends, too! I truly believe that anyone could benefit from reading his writings because they are solidly biblical!

Are you a  beginner in the study of the Bible?

Are you a person who never even read the Bible?

Are you a person who may have abandoned faith in Jesus Christ in the past?

Are you someone who has studied the Bible for decades?

Are you someone who may be a biblical scholar?

To all, I would say that this series will help you to understand,  recognize and remind you of the signs of the times that are in Scripture and how many signs have already come to fruition.  You will also see what is to come as we move closer and closer to the end times and the return of Jesus Christ!

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6)

Many thanks to Mr. Raymond G. Candy for sharing this important series at this crucial time in history!

God bless,
Christine

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“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” (Rom. 10:17) KJV

THE PATH TO OVERCOMING THE LAST DAYS (Part 1: Perilous Times)

THE PATH TO OVERCOMING THE LAST DAYS (Part 2: The Second Coming)

THE PATH TO OVERCOMING THE LAST DAYS (Part 3: The Coming Night)

THE PATH TO OVERCOMING THE LAST DAYS (Part 4: Taken)

THE PATH TO OVERCOMING THE LAST DAYS (Part 5: Faithful)

 

Faces Of Domestic Terrorism (Update: 10 More Disruptive Groups – Funded by Leftists Who Hate America!)

September 4, 2017

As if I needed any other bad news to pray about yesterday during the National Day of Prayer, I read a very disturbing article over at The Daily Caller that probably shouldn’t have surprised me…but it really did sicken me when I read all of the details.

Be prepared, readers… because what you are about to read is so egregious and shocking!

During yesterday’s National Day of Prayer, I spent 45 minutes praying over all the troubles and challenges we are facing!  I prayed that many more Americans will wake up and recognize those responsible for the evils and trials going on here in the United States of America and around the world!  Decided to wait until today to post this on the blog.

One of the first questions that I had was why hasn’t any of the media of mass deception covered this important story?

Well, I did find one TV interview by Tucker Carlson of terrorist Yvette Felarca (but her last name was obviously misspelled in graphic).  I guess I missed that episode.

I think that it is important for citizen journalists and bloggers to share the information that most of the propaganda media refuses to cover!

The Daily Caller: Public School Teachers Behind Violent Antifa Group

Excerpt:

Public school teachers are behind a leading far-left militant group that is part of the Antifa network that federal officials say is committing “domestic terrorist violence.”

By Any Means Necessary, which has played a key role in riots in Berkeley, Sacramento and elsewhere, has dozens of public school teachers among its members, including among its most prominent leaders.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security began paying closer attention to Antifa groups in general after BAMN and other extremists started a riot and attacked marchers at a white nationalist rally in Sacramento last July, Politico reported on Friday. The Sacramento violence left at least 10 people hospitalized, several of whom had knife wounds.

One of BAMN’s most prominent organizers is Yvette Felarca, a Berkeley middle school teacher and pro-violence militant. Felarca currently faces charges of inciting a riot for her role in the Sacramento violence.

After BAMN and other antifa groups staged violent protests in Berkeley to keep right-wing author Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking, Felarca defended her group’s acts of violence. BAMN was able to cancel another event, this time an April speech by pro-Trump author Ann Coulter, by promising a repeat performance of the Milo riots. (RELATED: ‘INFERNO’ — Milo Speech Cancelled After Rioters Set Campus Ablaze [VIDEO])

The FBI and DHS say Antifa groups like BAMN are engaging in “domestic terrorist violence,” according to the Politico report.

Just last weekend, Felarca helped organize BAMN’s mass demonstrations that “shut down” an anti-Marxism rally in Berkeley. As with BAMN’s other organized actions, left-wing actors at Saturday’s demonstrations violently attacked peaceful protesters. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi condemned the Antifa violence in Berkeley, while Felarca called BAMN’s actions a “resounding success.”

There is so much more to read and links to view at The Daily Caller! Any parent who still thinks it is a good idea to send their children to a public school (especially in California and Detroit!) seriously needs to rethink such a decision!

There are over 6,000 comments, but the following one written by a former public school teacher should serve as one the best warnings to parents NOT to send their children to public schools!

As a recently retired public high school teacher…please parents….get your kids out of the public school system. It’s the most important thing you can do for your children….Public schools cannot be fixed by going to school board meetings. The only solution is vouchers, charters, home school and online education. Once the corrupt indoctrination industry we call public schools has collapsed, we may be able to go in and rebuild our schools, but not now….as long as Marxists control everything there.

But that’s not all that BAMN terrorists are into!  Perhaps some might think, “what teachers do on their own time is their business.”   But, SURPRISE!  Look at what BAMN members are doing in order to brain-dirty students during school hours:

In Berkeley, Felarca and other BAMN members repeatedly abused their positions of influence over students in service of their own radical goals, Berkeley’s public school district charged in court filings obtained by local news organization Berkeleyside.

Despite repeated warnings, the district said Felarca continued to try to recruit students into her radical organization, including during work hours. The leftist teacher frequently tried to bring students on school-sponsored trips to BAMN-related activities, the district said, describing the trips as attempts to “indoctrinate” the students.

The school district accused Felarca and other BAMN members of weaponizing students to derail disciplinary hearings for Felarca, after student protesters repeatedly swarmed into the disciplinary hearings. The school district claimed that Felarca and other BAMN members “were actively trying to brainwash and manipulate” students to serve her “own selfish interests,” calling her conduct “particularly reprehensible.” Felarca continues teaching today.

As if that wasn’t enough to make your jaw drop and skin crawl, also see:

BAMN’s members appear to be mixing their far-left activism with their roles as teachers. (RELATED: Documents Tie Berkeley Riot Organizers To Pro-Pedophilia Group)

BAMN was founded by the Revolutionary Workers League, an openly Marxist organization, in 1995.

As TheDC first reported in April, internal documents from the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) tie BAMN to NAMBLA., reveal the RWL — BAMN’s parent organization — worked with NAMBLA in the years just before the communist group founded BAMN.

One of BAMN’s founding members is on record identifying as a NAMBLA member, calling the pro-pedophilia group the victim of a “witch-hunt.” (Read TheDC’s full story on the ties between NAMBLA and BAMN here.)

A few more comments from the site:

Mike Buck THOUGHTCRIMINAL2084

Socialism and freedom to think are not compatible. Socialism requires brainwashed masses who give up their freedoms in order to receive government scraps.

Hence why liberals need to suppress conservative ideas. Intellectual curiosity is an existential threat to Socialism. This is why they hate Trump, Hannity and Rush.

It is also why liberals support the Antifa thugs assaulting non-liberals. They want to silence us.

Once Upon A Time In America Mike Buck

How shrewd are these leftists? They take a union job, become flaming radicals to the point of being thrown out of their jobs, and the union sues on their behalf to the tune of 6 figures And gets them their jobs back, indoctrinating young skulls full of mush. A special place in hell awaits these traitors.

Rick Joseph Mike Buck

Socialism and Communism are forms of slavery, pure and simple. They are responsible for more mass murder and human suffering than anything else in history.

Hat tips:  The Daily Caller and all links.

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UPDATE!  WND (World Net Daily) has an exclusive article up that details the culprits (and the Socialist/Communist financiers like Soros, Obama, and HiLIARy)  to all the hate, disruption, terroristic and violent attacks going on across America!

Top 10 Leftist Groups Wreaking Havoc Across U.S., Sabotaging Trump See who is behind the hysteria “hate” campaigns, fierce ‘resistance’ sweeping America.

 

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P.S.  If there is any wonder as to how people like these terrorists in my post get influenced to do evil, please go over to my blogging friend’s post entitled, Lucifer The Bad Boyfriend.

My comment there:

christinewjc said:

September 4, 2017 at 9:49 am
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Wow! Excellent post, IB!

That student forgot that Lucifer lost his position in heaven, was caste out due to his rebellion against God, and given a new name…Satan.

It’s so sad that millions of people do not see, nor understand, the things of satan that grip them! In doing so, the trap is laid to then hold them hostage. He leads them into all sorts of evil.

In John 10:10, we are told that satan comes to “steal, kill and destroy.” Make a list of what has been stolen by “the thief”! Make a list of what is killed! Make a list of what is destroyed! Your great post covers examples of these, and should serve as a warning to not fall for the lies of the serpent! That is why we pray for those who don’t know Jesus, and witness at our blogs to urge them to come to the saving grace of our Christ while there is still time!

What do believers want for the unsaved? We want them to know Jesus Christ so “that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly!”

Jhn 10:10

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

Jhn 10:11

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.


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Faith in Jesus Christ is our response to God's elective purpose in our life. These two truths--God's initiative and man's response--co-exist throughout the Bible. The gospel is "the message of truth" because truth is its predominant characteristic. Salvation was conceived by the God of truth (Ps. 31:5); purchased by the Son, who is the truth (John 14:6); and is applied by the Spirit of truth (John 16:13). To know it is to know the truth that sets men free (John 8:32). Believers are people of the truth (John 18:37), who worship God in spirit and in truth (John 4:24), and who obey the Word of truth (John 17:17). People have rejected, neglected, redefined, and opposed God’s truth for centuries. Some cynically deny that truth even exists or that it can be known by men (John 18:38). Others foolishly think that denying truth will somehow make it go away. Truth determines the validity of one's belief. Believing a lie doesn't make it true. Conversely, failing to believe the truth doesn't make it a lie. The gospel is true because Jesus is true, not simply because Christians believe in Him. His resurrection proved the truth of His claims and constitutes the objective basis of our faith (Rom. 1:4; 1 Pet. 1:3). Truth is our protection and strength (Eph. 6:14). Throughout history, people have tried everything imaginable to gain favor with God. Most turn to religion, but religion apart from Christ is merely a satanic counterfeit of the truth. At the heart of every false religion is the notion that man can come to God by any means he chooses--by meditating, doing good deeds, and so on. But Scripture says, "There is no other name under heaven that has been given among men, by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12). That name is Jesus Christ, and we come to Him by confessing and repenting of our sin, trusting in His atoning death on the cross, and affirming His bodily resurrection from the grave (cf. Rom. 10:9-10). There is no other way to God. False religious leaders and teachers talk much about God’s love, but not His wrath and holiness; much about how deprived of good things people are, but not about their depravity; much about God’s universal fatherhood toward everyone, but not much about his unique fatherhood toward all who believe in His Son; much about what God wants to give to us, but nothing about the necessity of obedience to Him; much about health and happiness, but nothing about holiness and sacrifice. Their message is full of gaps, the greatest of which leaves out a biblical worldview of the saving gospel and replaces it with the worldview of postmodernism with its dominant ethical system of relativism. The Bible describes mankind in the end times: “always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Tim. 3:7). Spiritual answers cannot be deduced by human reason alone (1 Cor. 2:14). It’s not that spiritual truth is irrational or illogical, but that human wisdom is defective, because it’s tainted by man’s sinfulness, and unable to perceive the things of God. That is why the Bible is so important. It gives us the answers we can’t find on our own. It is God’s Word to mankind. Scripture is divinely revealed truth that fills the vacuum of spiritual ignorance in all of us. Post-truth is the word of the year for 2016 and also the philosophy of the day, According to the dictionary, “post-truth” means, “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Simply put, we now live in a culture that seems to value experience and emotion more than truth. In a “post-truth” world, people make choices based on emotion and experience rather than objective fact. So in a post-truth world, truth is irrelevant. What exactly is a post-truth culture? It’s a culture where truth is no longer an objective reality. It has become subjective. It’s what’s true for me—my beliefs, my opinions, determine my truth. So in our post-truth culture, man determines truth. Man makes himself the ultimate authority. This starting point, which rejects God’s Word and the idea of moral absolutes, makes truth subjective. Truth will never go away no matter how hard one might wish. Christianity is grounded in objective truth. “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32). Objective truth exists because we have God’s Word. In the Gospel of John, Jesus says, “Sanctify them by Your truth. Thy word is truth” (John 17:17), and Paul and James describe the Bible as “the word of truth” (2 Timothy 2:15; James 1:18). The Psalmist says, “The entirety of your word is truth” (Psalm 119:160). Jesus Himself said, “For this cause I was born, and for this cause I have come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice” (John 18:37). When Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except by me” (John 14:6), He wasn’t expressing His personal belief or opinion. He was speaking the truth, a fundamental reality that doesn’t change from person to person. It doesn’t matter if our culture thinks all roads lead to God. The truth of the matter is “no one comes to the Father but by [Jesus].” This blogs goal is to, in some small way, put a plug in the broken dam of truth and save as many as possible from the consequences—temporal and eternal. "The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell

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