900 posts


900 posts so far on my blog.

Today my feelings are something along the lines of, “We’re in trouble.” We need to seriously get on our knees and pray to the LORD. At this point, I think it may well be too late to pray for this, the once greatest nation on Earth. We may need to start praying for the Rapture instead.

I really wish I could have one of those blogs where I talk about Phillipians 2, and what it means for your joyful Christian existence.

Alas, I stepped out and put my blog out there roughly during the equivalent of, “Well, the roof just caught fire, so…”

So, here’s what we need to do, and quickly. We’re hitting the crisis point.

Christianity is being beset on all sides. Supposed Christians are starting to adjust their sheep costume, because it’s creating welts on their wolf fur. Other Christians want to imitate an ostrich and stick our heads in the sand and hope that nothing happens.

Many supposed Christians are embracing our enemies, and talking about how GREAT it is we can turn our backs on God’s divinely given word, in favor of political expediency.

Other religions that are a minority in the United States are beginning to agitate for laws against Christians. Some Atheists are agitating for laws against Christianity – often, to the dismay of many Atheists who simply don’t believe but hey, if those Christians wanna believe, more power to ’em…

It’s going to get to a point where if you’re a Christian, you are going to be denied jobs. Health Care. Housing. In other words, Christians will soon be facing discrimination.

After Discrimination, persecution soon will be the norm.

We may yet see Christianity outlawed in the United States, the land of the Free and home of the Brave.

Don’t rejoice, if you are against Christianity. Because if they can legislate our beliefs, they can legislate yours.

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The Declaration of Independence (in case we’d forgotten)


IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.


The 56 signatures on the Declaration appear in the positions indicated:

Column 1
Georgia:
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton

Column 2
North Carolina:
William Hooper
Joseph Hewes
John Penn
South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur Middleton

Column 3
Massachusetts:
John Hancock
Maryland:
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Virginia:
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton

Column 4
Pennsylvania:
Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Franklin
John Morton
George Clymer
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson
George Ross
Delaware:
Caesar Rodney
George Read
Thomas McKean

Column 5
New York:
William Floyd
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Francis Hopkinson
John Hart
Abraham Clark

Column 6
New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
Massachusetts:
Samuel Adams
John Adams
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery
Connecticut:
Roger Sherman
Samuel Huntington
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott
New Hampshire:
Matthew Thornton

The Year in Review, and the upcoming year


Okay, it’s been a busy year. I’ve written a lot, including answering atheism, evolution, Word Faith, and Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Mind you, these were not detailed, in depth answerings. I’m busy with a myriad of other things. And to answer these topics (very needful) also meant putting some things off. My indignation button was leaned on quite heavily this year, but I didn’t want to interrupt what I was doing to comment at length on any of the issues.

We’ll just say a defense of the Bible is high in order in 2014. I’m going to defend it, prove it’s authenticity and inspiration, and I’m also going to ask some very pointed questions of its critics.

The one thing that caught me a lot of protests this year was when I began analyzing motivations behind why a person took a certain viewpoint. So, there’ll be some of that as well this year!

Another high priority is – although I’m staying out of politics, because (although I have strong beliefs) I think there’s been far too much confusion between Christianity and certain politicla parties. This was evidenced when a Mormon ran for president, and a large number of evangelicals fell all over themsevles in their haste to “Beg forgiveness for the ‘sin’ of Mormon-phobia”. Friends, its a false religion and a cult. And the horror of it set in when Franklin Graham (a man I used to respect) had all references to Mormonism being a cult removed from the BGEA website.

So, mormonism will be dealt with pretty thoroughly. Expect that one around February or so.

Calvinism is a big one, as it is treatening to swallow up the Southern Baptist Convention. And instead of doing the biblical thing and asking Calvinists to correct their errant doctrine, the SBC is instead attempting to find room on the chair for both beliefs to sit. What the SBC is unaware of, or ignoring it every time someone explains it, is that the Calvinists intend on stealing the chair. And then they will not hesitate to order us to change our beliefs – or be forced out of the convention. The very thing we’re refusing to do to them, they will do to us. Trust me. Because I predict that nobody will listen to me, and over the next 18 months you’ll see the SBC forced into Calvinism, and the rest of us will be forced out.

Church of Christ – they’re in the minority, but I have some plans to deal with them this coming year if time permits.

I need to finish the correct doctrine series, so I’ll be running that concurrent with other series’. Remember, the categories’ links on the right will help you to read everything I’ve written on a particular subject.

One of the big ways people get suckered into cults like Torah Observant Messianic Judaism, is a lack of understanding on how to use a Strong’s Concordance. Well, here’s the secret. You’ve got to learn some Greek and Hebrew to really grasp it. So I most definitely need to put up lessons in Biblical Greek and Hebrew. I need to really deal with T.O.M., as it ensnares quite a few people. And the fruit of it is usually the denial of Christ, which shows that if it is not Satanic, Satan has most definitely over-run it with wolves in sheep’s clothing.

I plan to finish up Buddhism, and deal with Hinduism. The rampant Hinduism in the US faltered once the Beatles broke up, so it’s not a priority – and I don’t think a reuniting of the Beatles is now a possibility!

Theres a lot coming in 2014, and I’m rushing to get it all done as fast as possible, because I believe the Rapture is imminent, and I have a lot to do. I also need to finish a lot of unfinished work on the Surviving the Tribulation website, as that will help people stay alive long after I’ve disappeared from this earth.

Stay tuned! Your support is critical. Just hitting a like button from time to time helps me to know my work is not in vain!

Atheism & Evolution Answered 3


So far, we’ve examined:

  • There is an absolute moral standard in the Universe.
  • There is something greater than myself
  • That something set up those absolute moral standards.
  • That Something greater who has set up moral standards will someday judge me according to those standards.
  • If the Universe exists, it either has always been there, or it has been created.
  • If it was created, it had a creation.
  • If it had a creation, it had a creator.
  • If I see something moving, I recognize that a force or energy was applied to that something to make it move.
  • A+B=C. If C = 0 and A =0 then B = 0. If A =0 and B=0, then C cannot equal “Everything”
  • There’s no reason why we have universal laws.
  • If we did not have protons, would the laws of nature work? No. By that very concept, we identify that the kinds of materials the universe is made of are DESIGNED to cooperate with the very laws that were put in place.
  • It is nearly impossible to know A+B=c if you don’t know the value of A or B
  • The same scientist who popularized the Big Bang theory also proposed the Oscillating State theory, which is contradictory
  • Red light spectrum shifts may be objects receding from us, gravity bending the light, or objects between us and the star. We cannot say for sure at this time.
  • There is not enough background radiation to account for the Big Bang
  • radio waves from space are probably just the sounds of comets, stars and planets
  • Triangulation to determine the distance of starts is not accurate past a certain point, as the error factor becomes too great

I’ve gotten all this from an introduction and an examination of the rudimentary points of the Big Bang. Already Science is not doing very well. What the Big Bang theory boils down to is this – the universe has either been here always, or was created, or created itself (?) or never existed in the first place.

Option 4 is the pet theory of Buddhists and Christian Scientists (who are neither Christian nor Scientists), who believe the universe is an illusion. We can pretty much dismiss it.

Nobody seems to accept option one. The stars and comets and planets appear to be moving. So someone or something set them in motion. See Newton.

What we disagree on is that Science decided the universe created itself. The basic premise of the Big Bang theory is that 15 trillion years ago, nothing decided to explode and become everything.

The second law of thermodynamics is that all objects break down and disorganize. It was the opinion of nuclear scientist Robert Faid that the second law of thermodynamics not only disproved the Big Bang, but made a mockery of it. How does non-existent matter become existent matter?

This is the issue we can’t resolve. It’s like talking to someone who repeats the instructions, “One – put car in drive, three – arrive at destination.” Wait, we’re missing step two??? “One – put car in drive, three – arrive at destination.” But we’re missing step two!!! “One – put car in drive, three…”

Where did the universe come from? “At the beginning of time, all the matter of the universe was compressed into a tiny dot smaller than the period at the end of this sentence.” Wait, you missed step two! Where did that matter and mass come from? Where did the rules of nature come from, the laws of thermodynamics?

“All the matter of the universe…” But wait! You missed step two!

Let’s agree to ignore for now the very major flaw in their non-explanation for the creation of the universe, which in their theory must already be created (and therefore doesn’t explain ANYTHING!). There’s a BANG. According to the theory, everything flies out like the shot from a shotgun, a stream of neutrons, protons and electrons. Somehow they organize into gas and…

Wait a minute. That violates the first law of thermodynamics, the law of conservation of mass/energy. According to that, energy is required to get anything moving. Things cannot move on their own. Second, things tend to dissolve, come apart according to the second law of thermodynamics.

So for any particles to form into gas would require self-organization. That’s an impossibility. It would require external stimuli or energy to assemble the gas clouds from the simple atoms. Atoms cannot just on their own form molecular structure. Even if nothing did become everything and went KAPOW!, all you’d get is objects, subatomic particles flying off into space forever.

The theory claims they would ricochet off one another, and eventually form into spirals, which due to their charges would form them into molecules. Which held together despite the second law of thermodynamics.

This is the same kind of faulty thinking used by geneticists, who say silly things like “get a million chimpanzees and give them a million typewriters, and they’d produce Shakespeare after a million years.”

No, that’s an exceptionally faulty analogy, one that statisticians despise. Knowing the ferocity of the adult Chimpanzee, it’s more likely they would break the typewriter, urinate on it, bite it, or just bang on it with their fists, and not fingers. Indeed, someone tried it briefly to see what the results would be. The answer? fifteen ruined typewriters. It seems Chimpanzees are phenomenally strong.

“well, Chimpanzee’s just miss out on being humans.” Yes, except for the fact that chimps are chimps and humans are humans. But we’ll get there. I’m going to absolutely shred that oft-repeated argument when we get there. Except by the time I get there, nobody’s going to take evolution even remotely seriously.

And apparently, there’s something called Gambler’s Ruin, which states that it seems the odds are even, 50-50 when a gambler is going to flip a coin or spin a roulette wheel. However, Gambler’s Ruin states there’s a built-in error or failure factor. The gambler SHOULD have even odds… but the laws of averages (which seem to resemble the laws of thermodynamics, by the way) say that the gambler ALWAYS loses in the long run if they don’t stop. Gambler’s Ruin is one of those code words Evolutionists love to toss around. They haven’t seemed to pick up on the fact that it spells disaster for their theory. If the gambler doesn’t quit, the Gambler’s Ruin theorum dictates that the whole thing dissolves into chaos. It says that if by some amazing miracle life did begin organizing itself…

…it would after a short period of time dissolve into dead matter. Ruin sets in. Long before we could get to the insect stage or the fish stage, the genetic ruin should set in. The species should die.

And long before that, the self-organizing behavior of atomic elements that defies description, logic and all known science should have broken down. The whole thing could not continue unabated, organizing itself without external stimuli, for a thousand years… let alone a billion.

So, if there’s a billion electrons, neutrons and protons, all flinging along like shot from a shotgun (which by the way, tends to just fly along on its trajectory until momentum is lost and it falls to the round… or encounters an object). and let’s say formed a hydrogen molecule,

Now, we have another issue. What (or who) decided which atoms form which molecules? What random force caused all the atoms to form hydrogen? Why did some form hydrogen and some oxygen? What prevented water from forming. Oh, well, apparently water molecules supposedly formed too…

We keep running into what some have called the Fingerprint of God – the external evidence that the Universe could not have simply created itself. There’s too much organization and external events to suggest anything besides a divine creation.

The theory states that the chaos of the Big Bang somehow collected into masses of gas clouds that coalesced and compacted into masses, which eventually started in an explosion nad formed a star. So, these proto-stars would then have needed to explode AGAIN, to create the higher elements.

So, the statistical anomalies that would have had to take place to form the first starts, supposedly repeated again after it didn’t work the first time? The whole thing sounds more than far-fetched. It sounds impossible.

especially after these proto-stars have never been seen. “Well, Jupiter’s a proto-star…” No, not really, as it is composed of the very heavier elements you say the proto-stars had to generate.

We haven’t even gotten to the formation of the planets yet, and ALREADY we’ve got so much wrong with the theory, it’s mind-boggling! This is why so many scientists have dismissed the Big Bang. To advocate something many scientists have dismissed when you don’t believe it yourself is dishonest, and utterly without integrity. Apparently, used car salesmen have far more integrity than do many scientists.