A thought on Hell

Posted in For God with tags , , , , on September 24, 2018 by cavalier973

Part of the pain, and shame, of Hell will be that one’s unbelief, which one assumed to be evidence of superior intelligence, will be shown to be hideously naive and stupid.

Laughing off God’s word as “oral traditions of goat-herders written centuries after the fact” will be particularly piercing. One does not call God a liar without repercussion.

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Chrissy Ford is a liar.

Posted in For Free Trade, For God with tags , , , , , on September 23, 2018 by cavalier973

Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote should be held at the earliest opportunity, and the woman who accuses him of feeling her up should be ignored.

Remember that she has not claimed that he raped her. A lot of people are jumping straight to calling him a rapist when that isn’t what she claimed. She seems to be claiming attempted rape, but even that didn’t actually happen.

Let me help those who may be confused: there was no party, gathering, or meeting at which a teenaged Kavanaugh threw Chrissy Ford on a bed and felt her up. It did not happen. Anyone who claims it happened, anyone who talks about repressed memories and believing the victim, is a liar, or is irredeemably stupid and gullible. This is a purely political tactic, to attempt to derail the confirmation of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court or, failing that, to try to tarnish his reputation so that any decisions he makes as a Supreme Court Justice can be described as illegitimate.

A lot of people who support Kavanaugh are expressing frustration and despair, thinking that this tactic by the prog-leftists will be successful. It only succeeds, though, if we let it. We dont have to allow the Democrats and the prog-leftists get away with their lies. Simply say, “You are fooling no one with this. You are a liar, and have no right to have your accusations treated seriously. We don’t care what you say. We will pursue this course of action despite your opposition.” As Dan Bongino says, “New rules: we win, you lose.”

In order for this to work in the political sphere, we have to vote for candidates that will have the backbone to not play the Democrats/prog-leftists’ silly game, where normal people take their lunacy seriously.

What about the Jews?

Posted in For God with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2018 by cavalier973

There is a group within the alt-right and pro-Trump movements that seems only interested in pushing an idea called “the Jewish Question”, which, as someone else quipped, is more of a “Jewish Statement”, and revolves around the idea that most or even all of the world’s problems are the result of the insidious secret activities of Jewish people. The high percentage of Jewish people (as compared to their percentage of the population) in media, finance, and entertainment is normally mentioned, along with anti-nationalist policies prominent Jewish personalities promote.

Okay, that isn’t too surprising. Jewish people have long been held in suspicion due to their insularity and their ability to succeed in business and politics despite their proportionally small numbers. Jews are easy scapegoats when times get tough. As an aside, Dr. Thomas Sowell has noted that Chinese people who immigrate to other lands are similarly viewed and by the native populations.

In any case, the feeling among those who promote the Jewish Question is that Jews need to be persecuted, even executed, as a group. Again, this is a stance that a lot of people have historically taken.

It seems that many people claiming the name of Christ are being enticed into embracing this idea. The most mainstream Christian version is called “Replacement Theology”, which posits that all the promises that God made to Israel have been permanently transferred to the Church, because Israel rejected the Messiah. Well, all the good promises have been transferred, anyway. Israel still gets to have all the bad promises.

At least the replacement theologians aren’t saying that God straight up broke all His promises to Israel. That would imply God is a liar, and if He is a liar, how can we Christians ever truly trust Him?

It is clear from Scripture that God chose Israel to be the people that bear His name. It was Israel that God brought out of Egypt, Israel to whom God gave the Promised Land, Israel who received His law, Israel through whom the Messiah would come, and thus bless all the world. Israel and “the Jews” are the same, by the way; some try to claim they’re different, that the Jews are satanic, etc. Some try to say that the people of Great Britain, or the American Indian tribes, are really the “lost Tribes of Israel”. I doubt either scenario.

To be quite honest, the Jews haven’t quite covered themselves with glory, and aren’t always the innocent victims that some want to portray them as. Even the barest effort at research will reveal that Jews are definitely the children of Jacob: lying, cheating, grasping, cowardly, disloyal, unconstant… Even a good Hebrew, like Joseph son of Jacob, you kind of have to watch your back with. He interpreted Pharoah’s dream, and thus saved Egypt, and the surrounding regions, from terrible famine, and yet, less than fifteen years after being put in charge, Joseph had finagled every single Egyptian into becoming a slave–literal slave– of the government. Read that story again; he seized a portion of everyone’s grain during the seven good years prior to the famine, and then sold it back to them. The Egyptians had to buy back their own seized property. Joseph stopped even keeping records of the grain he seized. Again, Joseph was a good guy–nothing bad is directly said about him in Scripture.

The three Hebrews/Jews (the Bible applies both terms to the same people) who wrote the largest portion of Scripture–Moses, King David, and Saint Paul– were murderers.

To take it to the next step, GOD HIMSELF is harder on the Jews than many “Jewish Question” adherents today. Read the prophets. Isaiah, when granted a vision of,God, cried out “Woe is me, for I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and dwell in the midst of a people with unclean lips.” [Isaiah 6:5]. I don’t think Isaiah is admitting he has a potty mouth; his lips are unclean from kissing idols–literally, or figuratively.

Or consider the whole prophecy of Ezekiel. At one point, God lifts Ezekiel by his hair (Ezekiel was one of the exiles in Babylon), carries him to the Temple in Jerusalem, and shows him all the idolatry that is going on in the place that God described as His earthly dwelling. The priests have idols hidden away in their chambers, and are out in front of the Temple, worshipping the sun.

So, what about it? Why hasn’t God abandoned Israel in favor of the Messiah’s church?

God asserts in Ezekiel the He will rescue Israel for His name’s sake: “Then you will know that I am the LORD when I have dealt with you for My name’s sake, not according to your evil ways or according to your corrupt deeds, O house of Israel,” declares the Lord GOD.’” Ezekiel 20:44

So, God isn’t blind to Israel’s bad qualities. He will save the nation despite the Israelis, not because of them, because He keeps His word and His promises.

All right, then; that is Old Testament stuff. Is there anything in the New Testament that supports the idea that the Church permanently replaced Israel?

Well, St. Paul didn’t think so. Check out his letter to the Romans, chapters 10 through 12.

St. John’s prophecy, called “Revelation”, deals exclusively with the Church until chapter 4, after which only Israel is talked about as being God’s people on earth. The 144,000 are Jews, 12,000 from each tribe, and these are the ones that evangelize the world with the Gospel of the Kingdom. The Church (as represented by the crowned-and-enthroned Elders) is in heaven.

We are living in the Church age. It is a special time of God’s grace, whereby people can freely accept God’s offer of salvation through Jesus the Messiah, who died for us, and then rose from the dead. The offer of salvation is made to Jews and non-Jews, and any Jewish person who accepts Jesus the Messiah has the same privileges and benefits as the non-Jewish believer. In fact, in Jesus the Messiah, there is no longer a distinction between Jew and non-Jew; there is only the Christian.

At some point, though, being a Jew will entail a lot of privileges that will be unavailable to non-Jews. During Jesus’ reign on earth, a non-Jew who wants to worship God will have to find a Jew and request access to God. The temple during this time will only be open on Saturdays and on new moon days. Those of us who became Christians during the Church age will, of course, be serving God day and night in His temple, so access don’t be a problem for us.

To wrap up, hatred of Jews as a group is a Satanically inspired emotion. They are God’s chosen people, not for their own sakes, but rather for God’s name’s sake. That said, God obviously has a special regard for Jews, and loves them, even as they continually reject Him. One who wishes to have the mind of God should have the same love and regard.

An aside

Posted in Uncategorized on September 12, 2018 by cavalier973

If one is doing a lengthy and interesting lecture on the history/ biography of, say Cyrus the 2nd, and one feels compelled, when describing the fall of Babylon as described in the Book of Daniel, to say something along the lines of, “Well, none of that’s true, but that is how the Bible story goes”, then one should realize that “the Bible version” is, in fact, the only true account. One should also be aware that one will stand in front of the Throne of the Infinite Creator God–the One who directed the writing of Daniel’s account and who you are, in effect calling a liar–and feel your face burn with shame so intense St. Peter could fry a fish on it. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Pitiful, and pitiable are ye.

Abandon your silly and prideful unbelief and embrace Truth, which is the Person Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God. Then, you won’t feel shame, at all, since He already took all the shame of those who trust Him onto Himself.

The Number of the Beast

Posted in Uncategorized on August 26, 2018 by cavalier973

The Beast (of Revelation) is predicted to have a “number” which the False Prophet will require people to permanently brand to either their right hands or their foreheads, in order to conduct trade.

This is described as, “the number of his [the Beast’s] name,” and may be connected somehow to “the number of a man”, which is stated to be “666”.

It may, rather, be some sort of allusion to the Muslim god Allah.

Whatever it is, the Number of the Beast is an identifier that the one who has branded himself thus is a worshipper of the Beast. He’s “all in”, has rejected the Gospel of the Kingdom that was preached to the whole world by an angel, and has willingly embraced the lie that the Beast will somehow win over the Infinite and Omnipotent Creator.

One who is branded with the Brady’s number/symbol/name will have no chance for redemption. It will be better to be tortured and killed than to take that mark.

It is again time for some tough-love crazy-talk

Posted in For God on August 19, 2018 by cavalier973

Even at its best, this world still belongs to Satan.” ~Chuck Missler

 

First, if you have not yet done so, call on Jesus the Messiah, the Christ, to rescue you from your sins. Pray in your heart/mind, or speak your prayer aloud, I don’t care. Ask Jesus to,help you if you have difficulty understanding what it means to believe in Him, and read the Bible–the Gospel of John, or the Letter to the Romans are good places to start. Grab that Gideon Bible out of the hotel lampstand and start reading, man. Take care of that problem, first. When you have done so, read the Book of Revelation, then the Gospel of John (again).

Now, the following is my speculation of future events, based on my understanding of what the Scripture says. Not all Scriptural prophecies have been fulfilled, yet.

Again, this is my own speculation based on Scripture, not mystically sourced predictions.

The next prophesied event to occur will be the Departure of the Church (2 Thessalonians 2:3) (note: your translation probably says “apostasy”, or “falling away”, but the word can be translated “departure”, as in “a departure from a room”, or, “departure from the earth prior to God’s final judgement”). This is followed by one or possibly two attempted invasions of Israel, first (possibly) by the adjacent countries (Psalm 83), then the “Gog-Magog Invasion” described in Ezekiel 38-39. The end of the Gog-Magog Invasion is an obviously miraculous direct intervention by God, which will result in Israel abandoning (as much as is possible) Talmudic Judaism and other forms of Judaism (Kabbalah, Reformed, Atheistic Judaism, etc.) in favor of Mosaic Judaism, including a rebuilding of the temple and a resumption of the Mosaic sacrifices. (An aside: check out the aftermath of that invasion, which seems to indicate that specialists are hired to clean up radioactive waste. When people see a man’s bones lying in a field, they don’t touch it! Instead, they put up a sign for the specialists to come around and bury the bones.)

The Pseudo-Christ appears out of nowhere, and expect him to have a similar career to President Trump, except on a grander scale (I would say that Trump is not the Pseudo-Christ, nor is Obama). I speculate that the Pseudo-Christ will claim credit for the miraculous end of the Gog-Magog Invasion. He will somehow appease Jews, Muslims, those who call themselves Christians (but who aren’t really, as evidenced by their missing the Departure*), and the miscellaneous religions.

Things will be going swimmingly for a short while, until the Pseudo-Christ confirms a covenant with Israel, which will trigger the beginning of “Daniel’s 70th Week”.

The False Prophet will appear, and I expect he will claim to be the historical Jesus of Nazareth returned. He will “explain” that he is not the Son of God–just a prophet–and that he never really died on the cross, but was rather taken to heaven. This False Prophet will have miraculous powers, and will fully support and promote the Pseudo-Christ.

During the first three-and-a-half years, God’s initial judgements will fall (for more details, see the prophetic Book of Revelation). The 144,000 Jews (12,000 from every tribe, except Dan) will be sealed, and will begin proselytizing the world.

The order of the next few events may differ from how I describe, but I speculate that the two witnesses will appear, and begin their ministry of proclaiming God’s judgement.

At the end of three and a half years, an angel will fly through the sky, proclaiming the Gospel. Everyone will hear the Gospel, and have to decide which side he is on–the real Christ’s, or the Pseudo-Christ’s.  The Pseudo-Christ will kill the two witnesses, and then enter the Jewish Temple and declare himself to be God. He will be killed himself (something to do with a sword hitting his right eye and right arm). The False Prophet will “resurrect” the Pseudo-Christ, as well as set up a talking statue of the Pseudo-Christ in the temple. At this time, people will be required to show their allegience to the Pseudo-Christ by getting a mark on their foreheads or on their right hands. THOSE WHO TAKE THIS MARK HAVE DAMNED THEMSELVES. Without the mark, a person will be prohibited from buying or selling (the ultimate anti-Free Trade scheme 😉 ). This mark may have something to do with the actual number “666”, or, it may be an allusion to an Islamic creed. I’ve heard it both ways.

God’s final series of judgements fall, the Armies of the world gather on the plain of Megiddo, those Jews still alive finally, FINALLY acknowledge that Jesus of Nazareth is their True Messiah by saying, “Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord”, the real Jesus marches out of the heavens with His army to the Earth, he says, “Drop dead”, the world armies then die, and the real Jesus ushers in the Davidic, Covenanted, Millenium Kingdom.

God wins, the end.

 

*It is not necessary to believe in the Pre-Tribulational Departure (“Rapture”)–or any rapture at all–to participate in the Pre-Tribulational Departure. All that is required is a saving faith in Jesus the Messiah. If you find yourself being raptured, don’t panic! It will quick and painless, and you will get to see, face-to-face, our Savior and Lord, in your new resurrected body that will be spiritual and likely hyperdimensional in nature. Also, you, as a true Christian, are considered by God to be part of the body of Christ, and thus not subject–legally, morally, spiritually, etc.–to God’s wrathful judgement. Win-win!

No time for nonsense

Posted in Uncategorized on July 24, 2018 by cavalier973

Stop trying to argue against the Bible. There will be plenty of time after. Believe in Jesus–ask Him to rescue you from your sin and God’s just and righteous wrath. Confess that Jesus is Lord.

 

If you struggle to believe, ask Him to help you.

 

Once you have done so, read the Book of Revelation–a quick read-through first, then a slower read-through for subsequent readings.