February 10, 2016

Lots of opinions here. I agree, wholeheartedly, with Rachel.

God’s blessings…


Snapping turtle at Newsweek takes a bite at Obama

January 19, 2016

I saw this on Manny’s blog and found it quite interesting. I’ve not been a Newsweek reader for years but I’d be curious to see the articles there from seven or eight years ago and the “treatment” Mr. Obama got then.


Newsweek Closed Its Doors with a Slam at Obama
Newsweek Is Now History.  The liberal Newsweek Magazine is going out of business, but not before it attacks the President.  This is quite an article, even more so when you consider that NEWSWEEK finally had the guts to admit it. WOW!  Newsweek COVER!!!  It is their last cover before they fold.  Also read the article at the end. AMAZING!!!
Finally, Matt Patterson and Newsweek speak out about Obama.  This is timely and tough.  As many of you know, Newsweek has a reputation for being extremely liberal.  The fact that their editor saw fit to print the following article about Obama and the one that appears in the latest Newsweek, makes this a truly amazing event, and a news story in and of itself.  At last, the truth about our President and his Agenda are starting to trickle through the protective wall…

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January 18, 2016

Are we in the 9th inning?

Are we in the 9th inning?

I spent some of my time in 2015 looking at scripture and comparing it to the various views of how Jesus will return. I must admit that I am not much nearer to taking a strong position then I was before my study. I’ve come to the conclusion that if the “how” was very important the Bible would be more clear on the subject. At the same time, my look at the “Pre-wrath” view caused me to lean a bit more towards the “Pre-Trib” outlook on the “Rapture.”

Regardless of my views, God has the how and when of His return right on schedule.

So…what happened in 2015 that might make us think that His return is not that far away? In 2015, I added two more prophecy updates to the ones I already listen to. Each week I listened to JD Farag’s and John Haller’s prophecy updates. You can find them on YouTube. I do think it was a significant year when it comes to Biblical prophecy because of the speed and nature of certain events happening in our world. Needless to say (but it hasn’t stopped me before), things are becoming more like the description the Bible gives of the last days. I don’t know how many times I felt like reading Matthew 24 this year.

In 2015 I listened to many different financial analysts regarding the shape of the world’s economy. I believe there will eventually be a one world government (mark of the beast). That will not happen unless there is a radical change in the way money is tracked and spent. Just Google “cashless society.” This is only one of many areas where new technologies may have made certain Bible prophecies possible. Avi Lipkin has said that America’s god is now mammon; I think he’s correct and that’s it’s been that way for quite awhile.

In 2015 I saw the most important (and sad) event continue to worsen. The lack of simple solid Bible teaching has created more false prophets and false apostles spewing their venom to those who want to hear what they have to say. Many pulpits are silent when it comes to societal events that have changed things, things as important as the definition of marriage.

Back in the early 1970’s, Hal Lindsey’s Late Great Planet Earth reminded us to “be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.” For many who were unfamiliar with Bible prophecy, Hal’s book became an introduction of its importance.

Another book that influenced me regarding the subject of prophecy was Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell. The church I was brought up in never touched the subject of Bible prophecy and I was fascinated with Josh’s book.

Over the years, I lost track of Hal Lindsey. I knew he had a show on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. I had heard that he experienced family problems but never learned the specifics. I always knew there was some kind of problem with TBN and after it became obvious that many of its main supporters and spokesmen were Word of Faith believers and teachers, the only program I would watch there was Carl Baugh’s.

I have since learned that Hal Lindsey’s program was halted on TBN because there was some controversy over his support of Israel and his unfavorable statements about Islam.

If I were Hal I would have said goodbye and never gone back. But then, I could never allow anything of mine to be connected to TBN.

For some reason, Hal went back to TBN where he pays for his airtime.

I watched him on YouTube a few times this year and found his take interesting. In fact, I found his summary of the prophetic implications of 2015 to be the best I’ve seen. I almost put up a link to his program, but his association with TBN bothers me too much.

On the blogging front, I still check in on my favorite blogs every so often. I will miss “Appraising Ministries” and “The Sola Sisters.”

May God bless us and give each of us wisdom in 2016.

Jesus is our only hope.


October 7, 2015

Having lots to say but lacking the creative feeling to do so has quieted me for a bit. At the same time, a Christian friend of mine has launched a new blog. Out of the gate, I find his writing unique and his goal refreshing. Enjoy.

The Goat's Pen

“Rooster one day, featherduster the next…”

Jesus Christ warned us that in the last days, just before His second coming, there would arise many false prophets, who would deceive the very elect of God, if it were possible, and it seems that in the lives of some people, it is indeed possible.

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”Matthew 24:4,5

While the ‘elect’ may well escape the deceptions of Antichrist and his bevvy of false ministries, some of those who were once enlightened in the things of God, and have turned away from that light, and have un/wittingly succumbed to the forces of darkness, are already deceived beyond measure.

This brings into our focus that memorable character who calls himself ‘Gordy’. Now ordinarily, having read many of his…

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July 30, 2015

I am in a current personal study about the Pre-Wrath view of the rapture. This is one of the videos I’ve come across in my search for the truth. No matter what your view may be about the day in which we live and how God’s “end of days” timetable will pan out, I think you may agree that we are living in a time of lawlessness. In my lifetime, and where I live, this lawlessness is unprecedented.

I encourage you to stay close the truths of God’s Word. The chains of manmade religion need to be discarded, and God’s Word needs to be understood. My favorite Bible verse for most of my life has been, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness…” I’ll admit my sinfulness as this has not always been my priority. This personal fault doesn’t negate the truth of the promise God has given us. If we seek the truth, we will find it.

As a substitute school teacher, I can relate to this man’s substituting experience. It’s obvious, however, that I have been in better schools than he.

I have watched Charles Cooper’s teaching series and have been impressed with this man’s ability to articulate his position and his knowledge of the scriptures. His question at the end, “Are you ready?” is, I believe, as important today as ever.


Cries of homophobia, and unpopularity

July 10, 2015

An “old” friend of mine has just decided to return to Christian themes in her blog. I have been silent for some time myself. One reason… how many times can one say: “How can God bless a nation that has turned its back on Him?” Because I couldn’t have written my feelings any better than she already has, I know she wouldn’t mind me using her words. I see the world as she does and for the Christian it is becoming more dangerous every day. This is not an unexpected event. Christians throughout time have suffered for their King. It is sad to see many of the things that are becoming mainstream in our day. At the same time, God has sent His comforter, His Holy Spirit, to remind us that our home is not here. Our home is with Him eternally.


CORRECTION: I’ve been away so long I can’t remember things. The post I have re-blogged here is not from the “old” friend I thought it was. It sounded so much like something that a particular blogging friend would have written that I didn’t put two and two together. Nevertheless, I still have comments on this blogger’s site from ages ago, consider us friends also, and I don’t think she would mind that I’ve used her excellent thoughts.


Floating on Tiptoes

I have become very unpopular of late. Apparently my open disapproval of same-sex marriage makes me both homophobic and bigoted, as well as hateful. And this is not just criticism from non-Christians, but also those within the church. But I do understand why.

I come from a Pentecostal background and during those years the word of God was very rarely preached. Instead, little anecdotes, words of encouragement, relevant stories about the Pastor’s kids, and ‘prophecies’ from God were delivered from the pulpit. I was so hungry and desperate for God after a number of years dealing with this, that I left the church and the Lord placed me in a sound Reformed church where the truths of God were preached unapologetically, and the Word of God was our standard for all things. What a relief. What this has shown me is that too many people sit under weak and watery…

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February 15, 2015

Ruth and Boaz Photo by Ze'ev Barken Artist: Rachel Levi

Ruth and Boaz
Photo by Ze’ev Barken
Artist: Rachel Levi

Pastor Mark Cain’s excellent sermon on our deservingness.


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