Thursday, October 27, 2016

US Presidential Election 2016: Are you a delusional deplorable?

Deceived Christians not voting for Trump
Part 2

I have read that many professing Christians have said they are not going to vote for Trump, allowing Clinton to rise to power, because they want God to judge America. Is there such acrimony against sinners that Christians are willing to sink the ship in order to kill the rats? I am compelled to shine the light of Scripture on those whose hearts are so hard against sinners that they are willing to sacrifice our children to punish sinners.
When Abraham was informed that God was going to bring judgement on Sodom, a city filled with homosexuals, adulterers, and violence, Abraham pleaded with God to spare them. When Jonah was told to go to Nineveh and call them to repentance, he took a ship in the opposite direction because he wanted God to judge Nineveh. Judgement came on Jonah alone as he was swallowed by a whale. When he was finally constrained enough to go to Nineveh and his reluctant preaching provoked them to repentance, thus staying the judgment of God, Jonah sat down on a hill above the city and pouted. God interrupted his sulking with, “And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?” (Jonah 4:11). The entire book of Jonah is a statement about the mercy of God compared to the self-righteousness of his prophet.
It is so easy to ascend the hill of righteousness and look back down on the awful sinners. The disciples grew vengeful when they saw sinners acting like sinners. “And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village (Luke 9:54–56). The Christians who would fail to vote because they “want to see God judge America” do not know “what manner of spirit they are of.”
Christians seem to be ignorant of the fact that God’s judgment comes on those with the most light. “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” (1 Peter 4:17).
The sinners won’t be carried into Babylon captive; the innocent children will be.
The judgment will come in a form that takes away Christian liberty and forces children to become part of the secular state. The judgment that believers are welcoming is their own suffering, not the sinners on whom they wish evil. The godless state will be strengthened. Families will suffer while the state celebrates its victory over all that is holy and pure.
When your children are forcibly taken from your home and placed in government care and sent to a school where they are encouraged to have same gender sex and change their sex on a whim, when babies are killed as they come out of the womb, and all vestiges of Christianity are wiped from their minds, and the secularists celebrate their victory while you try to scratch out a living in a war torn country where taxation prevents prosperity, you will remember that you wanted judgment and you bought it with your vote. If you fail in your responsibility to vote against the hellish Hillary, it will not be God’s judgement; it will be your judgement upon the children of America.

Part 1:
Election and the Christian 

Michael Pearl
Our nation stands at a dangerous crossroads in this coming election. History reveals that national judgments which brings misery and suffering come from two hands—the hand of God who deems it best for the people to suffer so they will turn back to him, and the hand of men who through their actions and political policies design their own destruction.
I fear that time has finally come for America to reap what it has sown. Of course, we expect nothing of unbelievers; the Christians are marching us to judgment. The freedom to homeschool, the right to bear arms, the freedom to worship and proclaim Bible truth, the freedom of speech and assembly, and all the great things we have enjoyed about America may soon be snatched away. Judgment must begin at the house of God (1 Peter 4:17).
November 8th is the day of reckoning, and many Christians are blinded by their pride.
The Old Testament provides a window into how God relates to his people, what he tolerates and what will cause him to bring national judgment on a people—the guilty and innocent alike.
There are two things that provoke God to judge a nation. The Old Testament provides abundant examples of judgment falling on those who “dash their children, and rip up their women with child” (2 Kings 8:12). God commanded the total genocide of the Canaanites race because they offered their children in sacrifice. Hillary Clinton promises that she will appoint justices who will support partial birth abortions.
The second thing that stirs God to wrath is homosexuality. The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is famous for its bold declaration that God hates homosexual acts (Genesis 18-19). Romans Chapter One reveals the mind of God when it declares that not only those who do acts of homosexuality warrant death from God, but those who take pleasure in watching others perform same sex acts also deserve death. Every man, woman, boy and girl who have taken pleasure in movies or pornography of same sex acts are worthy of death (Romans 1:32). Hillary Clinton has promoted not only the equal rights of Sodomites, but she has denied the rights of the rest of us to reject that lifestyle as evil. Under a Clinton regime, through the Supreme Court Justices she appoints, the church will lose it liberty to preach and live by the Word of God.
The next president of the Unites States, through the appointment of Supreme Court Justices, is going to open the door to baby killing and normalization of homosexuality even further, or is going to appoint justices who stay the advance of the two things that provoke God to terrible judgment.
This November 8th the people of this United States will chose one of two viable candidates to lead this nation deeper into that which will bring judgment or may stay the hand of wrath a little longer. There is no third party candidate that has any chance to take the helm. Many Christians say they will not vote for the narcissistic Trump because he is a great sinner. A great sinner he is, as are many political leaders. God chose the wicked unbeliever of Nebuchadnezzar to be the king of Babylon, saying to him, “Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory” (Daniel 2:37).
Likewise God chose the wicked king Cyrus of Persia to be his instrument in delivering the children of Israel, saying of Cyrus, “He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure” Isaiah 44:28–45:3.
Samson, with his philandering and groping, is no doubt the poorest example of a supposed Believer found in the Bible. Yet God chose him to protect the righteous. And Samson is listed in Hebrews 11 among the heroes of the faith.
Some of the founding fathers of our nation were unbelievers, yet we honor them, for God used them to establish the greatest nation on earth.
I have pondered the strange phenomenon of Christians choosing not to vote for a man who has clearly denounced abortion more than most any man, who has ever run for office, and who supports our Christian freedoms. My conclusions are sad. I do believe that Christians are frustrated with the state of the church and the lack of conviction. The day of power is long gone. Preachers are wimps, and there is no man to lead us back to God. In the absence of a prophet to lead the church, Christians have placed their hope in political figures. In short, we are looking to a politician to save us. The occasional evangelical believer who runs for office has never gained sufficient traction to get close to taking the commanding seat in the White House. I believe Christians are rejecting Trump because he does not fulfill the role of Moses or the Apostle Paul. He is an unholy man who is disgusting in his manner and lifestyle, but his political positions would be appealing if they came from a professing Christian gentleman whose life was above approach. So in the name of “holding to my principles” many Christians are cutting off their children to spite the up-turned noses on their faces. Not voting for Donald is a vote for more abortions, the end of homeschooling, the policing of religious speech in churches and public forums, the termination of the right to bear arms, and much, much more.
A vote for Trump is not an endorsement of the man; it is sadly the only option to prevent a great leap into an anti-Christian Supreme Court.
Finally, there is a truth in Scripture little spoken of: When God is ready to judge a nation, he actually sends strong delusions that people will believe a lie and act contrary to their own best interests. It may be that many of my blinded friends have succumbed to the delusion that “standing on principle” will somehow work to their good. Like it or not, every election since George Washington has been a choice between the lesser of two evils. There is one principle to be applied to close friends and pastors, and another to be applied to the corrupt world of politics.
It may be that the time has come for God to judge America, end homeschooling, put homosexuals in our church pulpits, and strip us of our civil rights. If so, the delusion that entangles so many may be of God’s doing. Personally, I could not live with the guilt of not voting for Trump and allowing Clinton to become the minister of God’s judgment upon my family and friends. When it all hits the fan, I want to know that it is not my fault. I was not deluded.
Finally again, it is entirely possible that Trump could be the minister of judgment upon us. He could get us into a world war. But I can only go with what I know, not what might be, and I know from what she stands for that Clinton is against all that is wholesome and the constitution.

Friday, October 21, 2016

The circle of life

Surreal moments as a church treasurer:  

A. Writing a check to the Florist for bouquets sent to each of my parent's wake.

B.  Same with my mother-in-law. We think the bouquet never even made it to the funeral home in California, though. If it did, it ended up with a stranger.  The funeral home had a full house that day!

C.  And now:  the Florist's invoice for 88 year old Lois' funeral   --  she who had placed the floral orders for others' funerals year after year after year.

Who will be signing the church's checks when someday  -- in the far distant future, God willing -- it will be my name under the invoice's description?
I prefer all PINK flowers, btw. 

bouquet for my Dad

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Samsung Galaxy Note7 Phones are No Longer Welcome on Flights

pc: FAA

October 14- WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), today announced it is issuing an emergency order to ban all Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphone devices from air transportation in the United States. Individuals who own or possess a Samsung Galaxy Note7 device may not transport the device on their person, in carry-on baggage, or in checked baggage on flights to, from, or within the United States. This prohibition includes all Samsung Galaxy Note7 devices. The phones also cannot be shipped as air cargo.  The ban will be effective on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at noon ET.

Link ---> FAA News Update

Link ---> DOT Press Release

Here is a note of relief from a Wheaton College parent on their son's flight home:

FYI ... the FAA has banned all Samsung Galaxy NOTE s7 phones... !!!  Our boy almost did not make it home but his s7 is not a NOTE phone, so once that was determined, they let him on right before take off!!! Whew!!!! Praise God!

Monday, October 10, 2016

About last night ...

via AOL

Clinton did not "pull back", if she is as smart as many allege she pulled back for only one reason: she knew that any attack leveled would result in further, much more egregious attacks from Trump.
A prime example of this is when she responded to Trump's assertion concerning the 33,000 emails she deleted, and that she was basically useless as a Senator and as Secretary of State, she responded with, "I'm very proud of what I achieved...we brought awareness to women's rights, etc, etc:  in general a demonstrably vacuous response.
Her failures and missteps clearly outweigh and overshadow any victories during her tenure in politics. Everyone knows this, as does she...obviously. One of the 'undecided' participants said it best at the analysis after the debate, when asked what he thought of Hillary's performance he responded with, "Same-o, same-o".
In my opinion this preoccupation with something vulgar that Trump said over a decade ago was nothing more than propagandist tripe intended to apply pressure in the hopes that Trump would drop out of the race. CNN's premature ejaculation that Pence had dropped out is another example of this. And concerning the conversation with his, "locker room banter"; is this the best they can do? I think it may have had the opposite effect.
Anyone who thinks that this type of 'banter' doesn't take place amongst men on a general and regular basis suffers from a general delusion: that we are NOT imperfect beings, that we HAVE evolved beyond the constraints of our physicality (genetic and predispositions inculcated by a liberal society and educational system), and that anyone who engages in this type of banter is somehow less-human, in spite of the fact that the expression is never acted out (as Trump asserted when Cooper asked if he had ever done those things: "No I have not"). Generally speaking most men (and women) can identify with that. Go to a male-revue (Chippendales anyone?) and survey the women there ("size doesn't matter"?).
Typically these types have suppressed the fact that they contain the same physicality and predispositions but instead cling to the notion (based on a false piety) that they are somehow "better" than others simply because they scoff and degrade those that recognize their inalienable right to be flawed (aren't we all?). They are moral busybodies who actually / sincerely believe that they know better how people should be, think, and feel, and that they have the solution on how to make these 'lesser' people think, feel, and act the way they do. All the while rationalizing their own failures (just as Hillary did: "it was a mistake").
This is antithetical to the concept of 'diversity', and it is how 'sheeple' are created. It is how tyrannies are created. It is how populations are subjugated. We are already too far down that road now. What any politician "says" is irrelevant, it is exactly this ideology that has resulted in (fundamentally) our current caste system with politicians as the ruling elite for a handful of puppet masters intent on maintaining their personal power and wealth, and still desiring yet more. If nothing else; Trump's rhetoric demonstrates this: I am 'owned' by nobody. Hence his appeal.
Look at the response of Hillary to the muslim's woman's concern: "We need to welcome our Muslim friends, this is not a war on Islam." Really?
This comment has the superficial well intentioned meaning of tolerance towards those who are different. Yet it completely ignores the lessons of history. Muslims have been fighting holy wars for Islam for the past ~1500 years. It. Is. Their. Way.
Under their rule infidels were murdered, children raped, women tortured, arabic only was spoken, sharia law usurps any and all local laws, only infidels pay taxes, and only muslims were allowed to bear arms (historical fact). If we are being attacked (and we are) on our own soil Trumps response was the ONLY reasonable response: a ban on immigration until a viable solution is found for robust vetting and verification. It may not be PC, and it may not be the 'best' solution, but at least it makes sense.
I think that most people believe Trump may well be our last hope at turning the corner back to the America we have all envisioned: globally respected, prosperous, united, and the land of opportunity. Past administrations (blue & red) have brought us to the brink. We can make America great again with the right leadership. The way this will be accomplished will not be by Trump as president, but through Trump placing competent leaders in positions to affect positive change, in the direction that most Americans (red & blue) actually want to go. I believe he will do THAT.

I copied this comment from a guy named Lonnie. He was commenting on last night's debate. Very eloquently put. I could not state it in any other way - WP

Friday, October 7, 2016

Potheads Speak ...

I have found FB posts more than entertaining. Here is a recent conversation  between my abundantly positive, brave,  albeit meddling friend; and a couple of potheads:

source:  The Other 98%

My sober friend, Willie (first  to comment on this public post):
 I know marijuana is not physiologically addictive. Supposedly it will not result in an overdose. I do believe it has some medicinal benefits. It even helps a lot of people relax. However, I observed that most people that like to use it are underachievers. Can it be that they value being high more than they value improving themselves? Again, this is just my observation. There are a lot of good things a person can pursue to improve themselves. It is sad when their focus is being high. Maybe, deep down they are not happy with life.
Pothead Rhonda;  Some of that is true. On the other hand have you notice (sic) how people on alcohol behave?

Sober Willie:   Like any drugs, alcohol or even tobacco, I don't use any. i love life...If you do not enjoy your life, you tend to be destructive/abusive especially to your body.

Pothead Bob (original poster): 
You (Willie) have no clue of what you are talking about! It is no different than alcoholics being underachievers... It can be abused like anything else. There are many good uses for it and the tax benefits are never ending.

Pothead Jerry:  What did he say Bob I lost my focus.

Pothead Bob:  He said he observed people who smoke pot are under achievers. Don't even know who he is.

Pothead Sylvia:  Pothead Bob, Good answer to Willie. I always wonder if people who rant about the negativity of marijuana have ever tried it. Seems to me one must have some experience to be an "expert" on the subject.

Pothead Mary:  I've never been called an underachiever for a little smoke now and then, however I always thought I've done my best work with a little smoke here and there, but whose (sic) to say.

Pothead Bob:  
Same here..... lol