- TABLE OF CONTENTS
- WAR ROOM -
STUDY - MORAL
ISSUES - KING
JAMES BIBLE - CULTS
"Ignorance is no excuse," said the Judge.
We know that not knowing will get us nothing but trouble in the end. To willfully remain ignorant is not a virtue. I hear these Billy Bob Baptist preachers from Tennessee say, "I'm just a dumb country boy." What follows is stupid talk to prove the jerk is right..... he is slop hog dumb..... all squeal and no bacon.
The Bible believer has no reason to live life in ignorance. Long ago, according to Isaiah the prophet, Judah had the same problem which a lot of Christians have today:
56:10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they
cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
Or, in July of 2016, "I will make America great again."
God expects better things from his people, and the Church Age is no exception. There is nothing more depressing than a local church full of dim bulb good old boys with a jerkwater dumb dog for a preacher.
We will now look at five examples of how we can all fall into ignorance and end up living a totally misdirected life as Christians. Each topic will begin with an INTUITIVE suggestion of the contrary possibility to our preconceived assumption. The idea is for you to learn to be a well tempered skeptic.
Like the old Rabbis of Israel, I have a trade I have added to my pastoring calling. I am a piano tuner. Long ago, pianos were tuned with perfect beatless fifths. This meant that the piano would play splendidly in one key, and fair in possibly two other keys. But, if you wanted a different key to play in, you had to tune the piano for that key. Along came Johann Sebstian Bach, and he determined that if the fifths were massaged around a bit, the piano would sound good in any key. This is called temperament. All tuners have used tempered tuning ever since.
Most people today are like the pianos of old. They are stuck in one key, that is, in one set of presuppositions. They cannot allow for any stretching and adjusting of their mind set, so they are wrong much of the time. Wrong in what way? They are wrong in their judgment of motives and attitudes of other people. Thus, they see evil where there is simply blundering. They see lying in someone who is actually ill informed. They see the world as ominous, when in fact, the world is full of anomalies and twists, in some cases created in by God himself.
Why did God create scorpions? Were they because of the fall of Adam, and God added stinging critters along with the thorns of the curse? That then leads to the question of God's motives with man. Does God want us to suffer certain bad experiences for our good? The thing about this line of questioning is that our instinct is to try to read God's mind. So, what does God say to us?
55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:
7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:
11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
So, our intuitive response to scorpions, ticks, and mosquitos in God's creation should be that God needs them there for the perfection of his creation. Maybe we will one day understand why we need scorpions, and maybe we will not. In the meantime, let God run his universe the way he likes, and be thankful for the myrtle tree.
1. EVERYTHING IS GETTING WORSE
INTUITIVE RESPONSE- MOST THINGS IMPROVE
It is very common, in gatherings and at preaching times of Christians, to hear that the world is getting worse and worse. There is, indeed, biblical proof of this.
2 Timothy 3:10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,
11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
Right Conclusion to the above text:
Verse 13 tells us about evil men, not all men. Evil men will learn new ways to be evil, and they will "wax" at doing evil. Whereas Caesar could send a thousand men out with swords and kill 1500 people, modern Caesars in Washington DC and Moscow can send out ten men and kill a million people.
Man is a creator because he is made in the image of God. So, men invent. They invent kitchen devices that let you make ice cream in twenty minutes, while long ago, ice cream was only found in the supermarket. In ancient Rome, fast couriers would get a load of snow and race down the mountain to deliver the snow to Caesar whose chef quickly made ice cream.
Evil men invent and invent more terrifying weapons so that they can kill more people and do more mayhem. They claim, "This will be a deterrent, and war will cease because no one will dare start a war." That is a lie of the devil. War makers of the world always eventually give way to the urge to kill with their new toys. The United States Military has been trying out all sorts of tantalizing weapons in the Middle East against an alleged enemy which is fighting with rifles and rocks, not high tech toys. Russia has had quite a rollicking good time using their new ordinance against ISIS.
Evil men rage. Plan on it. Tommy Cash was right on the mark in the song above. Men are born in sin, and they rage. This has been the case ever since Cain killed his brother Abel in rage because God blessed Abel and rebuked Cain.
There is an easy error to fall into here. Paul, in the text above, was talking about evil men. The pious theologian will say all men are born in sin, therefor all men are evil. But, the Bible does distinguish certain men as evil in a special way, and this is what Paul is talking about. If we look at all of the men who were Presidents of the United States of America we can see a vast difference in the born-in-sin George Washington, and the man Bill Clinton, who turned the Oval Office into an orgy of sexual lust. There is no comparison between the more recent Harry Truman and his successor to Democratic Party rulership under the Muslim Christ-hating Barak Obama. If Truman were to return, and if Obama boasted to old Harry that he integrated America's restrooms so that men can now poop with women, Harry Truman would throw up, and then he would horse whip Obama.
When you want to talk about men becoming more and more evil, keep it to the representatives of evil, such as our rulers and our preachers. The people simply follow along. When a pastor like Joel Osteen roars that you are great, you are wonderful, and you will conquer the world..... Joel Osteen is the evil man to be stripped of his robes of pious religion and make him stark naked so that his evil is exposed. Joel Osteen is the one who will be used by Satan one day to attack Bible believers and help the Government justify persecuting believers.
So, hammer the top. That is where evil is legislated, preached, and exalted. That is where evil waxes.
In what ways do YOU facilitate evil men? Will you vote for Donald Trump who boasts of his riches, trivializes Christian truth, and displays rage and anger? Will you vote for the psychopathic Hillary Clinton who is so addicted to lying that she lies when the truth would serve her better? Or, will you abstain from voting and risk the wrath of patriots who have infiltrated the Lord's Church with the false doctrine that God cannot restrain evil unless you choose the lesser of two evils? Hmmmm Where did THAT doctrine come from?
First Prevarications 4:16 For thou knowest that thy God is not able to restrain the evil world if thou dost not choose the least evil man to rule over thee.
Instead, try this: Proverbs 21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
If God were to decide that President Barak Obama needed to be made a public example, a fool and a blasphemer, God could turn Obama's heart to strip naked and run the streets of Washington DC, and Obama could not stop himself from doing it.
Is your God really in charge? Indeed, who IS your God? If you have to choose between two blasphemers, hand both of them over to God, and go your way, serve your God. He knows what to do about these things. After all, not voting is also a choice guaranteed by the US Constitution.
2. THE RICH AND POOR GAP IS INCREASING
INTUITIVE- THE GAP IS DISAPPEARING- IT IS BECOMING ONE BELL CURVE
The disparity between the rich and the poor appears to be getting greater and greater.
This is a fraud used by everyone from Progressive Liberals to The United Nations to your preacher. The fact is, two things are happening.
1. Poorness is being adjusted to fit the message of the presenter. If they want to promote a program to help the poor in the USA, they will tell you about the people who are living under bridges and in tent cities. They will not tell you about the poor people in America who are living better on welfare than 99% of the whole population of Bangladesh. The policy for Bangladesh, by the United Nations and Henry Kissinger, is to kill them off with plague. That is a stated goal of these snob people.
2. The cause of poorness is presented to you with the wicked notion that YOU are responsible for the plight of the poor. Many of the poor are in their condition because of sin. They chose to waste their substance and indulge in vices, and no one will employ them now. That is NOT your fault unless you fail to give them the Gospel. And, it sure helps the poor to listen to the Gospel if their stomach is full instead of screaming at them. You are only responsible for the plight of the poor if you pass them by when you have the opportunity to do something for a poor person.
You cannot fix the situation in the world, and neither can the Progressive Liberal scum bag politician trying to justify taking your tax Dollar and handing it to a beggar in Bangladesh. That Dollar will be whittled down by "cost of distribution" and "unseen expenses" until the beggar is lucky if he gets a nickel. You CAN do something about the beggar at your gate.
So, how can you buy and sell in a way that helps someone who is struggling? It may be as simple as buying more at the corner market instead of at Wal-Mart. Damn your blasted "stewardship" logic for passing up the failing corner grocery store and going to that Poopgate Target Store.
Closing the gap between you and the poor may be buying your milk from a local farmer. You will pay more, but after the farmer fails, and his dairy cows go to Oscar Mayer to make hamburger, it is too late to do the right thing. The farmer is now on SSI and using food stamps. Then again, what about the local Mexican restaurant? Are you the snob who passes by and goes to eat steak at Salt Grass or Texas Land and Cattle? (Change the names to fit your community and nation.)
We ate out at a lot of very suspect places while we were missionaries in Ethiopia and Kenya. And, we got dysentery a few times. And, we self-medicated on antibiotics and are still thriving. There IS risk in doing the right thing, but not nearly as much as you imagine. The worst risk is to pass by on the other side today and learn tomorrow that the beggar died in his sins.
Have you, preacher, and your local church, gotten close enough to the poor to tell who is REALLY poor, and when you found them, what did you do about their plight?
The gap between the rich and the poor is shrinking, but only because the poor are being KEPT POOR on purpose. The rich want the poor out of sight and addicted to dependence. Only the freedom in Christ, administered by Bible believers and compassionate local churches, will bring the poor home to Jesus Christ and on our side of the gap.
When is the last time you were on your way through the day, going to the next urgent destination in your self-imposed rat race, and you saw someone who was hungry or indigent. Their shoes were trashed, or worse, they were bare footed. Did you instinctively stop and meet the need? How are you different from the Pharisee and the priest on the road to Jericho who "passed by on the other side?"
I can tell you how to change the pattern of not caring and not seeing the poor and needy. Simply ask God in the morning, or just before you venture into the market place, to show you someone to help. Some of you Fundamental Baptists worry about how to witness for Jesus. I will show you Christ's teaching on this topic:
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Key words- "..... see your good works....." The point in helping the needy is NOT to feel good about yourself. The whole point is for someone to say, "That is a real Christian..... They remind me of Jesus."
HERE IS HOW IT WORKS
The cop obeyed the teaching of Jesus: Matthew 6:1 Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.
3. ONLY RICH NATIONS HAVE SOCIAL IMPROVEMENT
(EDUCATION, HEALTH, BENEFITS, WATER, ELECTRICITY)
INTUITIVE- SOCIAL (HEALTH AND COMMUNITY STABILITY) IMPROVEMENT GOES FIRST AND IS FOLLOWED BY WEALTH
This is measured by how much well-being is raised in a nation proportionate to their national revenues and resources. As I write this, Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Vietnam have the highest rating worldwide, while Germany is just above par, and the USA rate of well being to national wealth is seriously crashing. NEWS ITEM The apparent wealth of a nation is a very faulty measure of the life of the people. The problem in the USA is that resources which could be used to improve the well-being of Americans are used to build an obscene war machine, bully the world, and massacre millions in the Middle East. Wave the flag..... you will feel better.
Bad assumptions about world poverty..... what causes them?
1. Collective guilt
The media, United Nations, politicians, missionary organizations, and world relief agencies drive the ideas which settle into our minds as truth. When a missionary shows you starving Ethiopians, obviously to help you get out your wallet for the passing of the offering plate. He intentionally avoids letting you see or hear how the rest of Ethiopia is doing. The starving people are indeed a serious issue, and we ought not to withhold compassion and help from them. But, the general experience of the nations of the world is in a better direction than our presuppositions. And, Jesus told us that in the End Times it would be like this.
Matthew 24:38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
The video above shows that nations of the world, in general, are using their revenues more efficiently and more compassionately. Did you assume that the nations were becoming more and more corrupt? Bible prophecy teachers will tell you the whole world is getting more and more wicked. In fact, some forms of wickedness have been reduced while others increase.
So, if you can help improve lives in Russia or China, do so, but the best thing you can do to "help the starving children in China" is to buy more at Wal-Mart. That is how their life has been improving so far.
Look here, if all those Chinese people working in technology factories were thoroughly miserable, they would go get a job herding ducks. But, with all its warts, the modern China is a lot more pleasant environment today than it was fifty years ago.
2. Political assumptions are very evil.
The media and talking heads of government officials lie and lie and lie. They will tell you who the bad guys are, and they will then define the good guys, and of course, we are among the good guys.
Grab hold please. Please be sitting down. This is traumatic stuff.....
THERE ARE NO GOOD GUYS
Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips:
14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness:
15 Their feet are swift to shed blood:
16 Destruction and misery are in their ways:
17 And the way of peace have they not known:
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
We MUST stop believing the lies of man, especially experts.What is an expert? He knows no more than you about the topic, but he got to the microphone, and you didn't. He will also lie on cue for a bribe from any company involved in the story. He will lie for public officials also if there is something in it for him. All men are liars.
Romans 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
Only the Bible, and a man who rightly divides the Bible, can be believed.
Back to the point. Stop looking at the world, whether it is your neighbor, or it is the poor people in Bangladesh, under the presuppositions handed you by worldly lying bigoted "experts." Look at each man in his own right, and decide what God would have you do for him.
Think about people you have characterized.
"Black Americans are mostly dependent and would rather live on welfare than work."
Now, go find a Black person, take them to lunch, and ask them how Blacks really think.
"All Muslims want to kill Christians."
Again, find a Muslim, and ask them how they deal with the requirement in the Koran to kill unbelievers.
"Cops are getting more violent." Or, for some of you, "The cops really are all good people."
Take a cop to lunch, and ask questions.
4. EVERY HORROR IS A SHARK, A TERRORIST, OR A TORNADO
INTUITIVE- SHARKS, TORNADOES, AND TERRORISTS KILL VERY FEW PEOPLE
Beware of media and Government propaganda using these panic buttons.
The USA averages just 19 shark attacks each year and one shark-attack fatality every two years.
Meanwhile, in the coastal U.S. states alone, lightning strikes and kills more than 37 people each year.
24,000 people are killed by lightning worldwide each year.
Vending Machines- 37 people were killed trying to get a snack from a vending machine from 1978 to 1995. That's an average of 2.18 deaths a year, making this cause of death WAY more likely than shark attacks.
655,000 people are killed each year, primarily in Africa, by malaria, which is spread by mosquitoes.
Hippos- 2,900 people are killed by these moody mammals annually in Africa.
Tornado reporting methods have changed a lot in the last several decades, so the officially recorded tornadoes are believed to be incomplete. Although the actual average is unknown, recent trends indicate the number is around 1,300. This means you in the USA have a one in 230,500 chance of being killed by a tornado.
In 1999, the Institute of Medicine published the famous “To Err Is Human” report, which dropped a bombshell on the medical community by reporting that up to 98,000 people a year die because of mistakes in hospitals.
You are a lot more likely to be killed by the blunders of medical people than by terrorists. The average number of Americans killed annually in the USA by terrorists is 25. I am not counting the 3000 killed in the World Trade Center by associates of George W Bush. In the new speak of Barak Obama, George W Bush could be classified as a "domestic terrorist."
So, stay out of the hospital, and stay away from the Bush ranch in Texas. The rest of Texas is safe enough of course if you have a permit to carry.
Now, what is it that you feared?
I will tell you the cause of death you may be ignorant of, and I am talking about self-imposed ignorance. Diabetes kills 75,500 people a year. If you are over weight and eat lots of carbs, you are a total jack ass. You have every opportunity to control the carbs and lose the fat, but you sit gaga eyed at the tube watching terrorists lop off heads in the Middle East. YOU are your own worst enemy. Forget ISIS.
James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
Leave this screen up, walk away from the computer, get a cup of coffee, and go out on the porch, or balcony, and sit for a while. Meditate. What is it you really fear? Make a short list. Now, ask yourself what proof you have that those fears are justified? Who gave you the information which drove you to fear? Should you make some social set changes, that is, shuck off some friends who are driving you to fear?
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
5. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP ON THE NARROW WAY
INTUITIVE- God does not agree with this cynical view of his Church. The example of the correct view is found in the Old Testament:
1 Kings 19:18 Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him.
Elijah was out in the wilderness by a stream, living on food delivered to him by ravens, and he was lonely. God sent him to the wilderness so that the king could not kill him. Elijah asked God to take his life because Elijah thought he was the only one left in the while world who was faithful to God.
The verse above was God's answer to Elijah. God always has his remnant. The issue is, how hard have you tried to find them?
I assume that the vast majority of you readers at this journal will be looking for the following in Christian fellowship:
Use the King James Bible ONLY
Sing ONLY the old hymns of the faith- I.E. NO contemporary Christian music, no sexy or tattooed worship leaders, and NO trap set.
Avoid the jackboot type preacher who wails and roars clichés and repetitious rubbish instead of teaching the Bible.
You want a place that is an oasis where you can escape from woman who twitch and wiggle for the men. You need a place where men dress in their best casual clothing, where women wear clothes which do NOT accentuate their curves, where youth do not look like fugitives from a baboon convention, and where the preacher has no laws about three piece suits.
Where the saints edify one another, and the men are not dim bulbs who slobber in the foyer while the women run the church.
You have a couple more preferences I would suspect. The question is, can we find such Christian fellowship anymore, whether in local church gatherings on in home fellowships?
The answer is YES.
The trick is, you have to look long and hard for them. You see, when you heat up any substance, the molecules become active and move away from each other.
So, when the End Times heat up, the saints will become more scarce and separated, and they will be farther apart. But, you can be sure that they are still there. If not, Christ would have no one to take out in the Rapture of his Bride.
You will have to find fellowship by pursuing it. Print a business card at Vista Print online. Make it friendly, few words, and indicate your zeal for whatever you are looking for. Include your phone number and email address. When you go forth into the market place, or to work, or to school, bring the conversation around to the goodness of God and Jesus Christ.
The check out guy at the grocery store says, "It sure is raining hard today."
You, "It sure is, and God knew I needed the rain for my beans to grow. They were wilting badly."
Check out guy, "Yeh, we should thank God more, shouldn't we?"
Pull out a card, hand it to him, and say, "If you know of anyone looking for Christian fellowship, so am I. Ask them to contact me please."
There are a thousand permutations of this scenario, and it will eventually lead you to fellowship. Sometimes the fellowship will be instant where the other person has time on their hands. Other times it may help you find a local church or house church. Remember, house churches never advertise. YOU have to find THEM.
What it all boils down to is this..... If you still cannot find Narrow Way Christians to fellowship with, you need to plow deeper my friend.
Think about all the churches you have visited. Could it be that the negatives may have been resolved in one of them?
Could you start a Bible study in your home or at work on lunch break?
You see, when Paul arrived in a new city he did not find churches in place. He found a ladies' prayer meeting. He found a Jewish couple who were tent menders like him. He found a busy market place where he could visit with tradesman and professionals. Paul made his own fellowship be talking about Jesus Christ.
HOW TO IDENTIFY BAD INFORMATION SOURCES
Bad information usually comes directly from an idiot. He may know he is an idiot and simply loves to lead people astray. But, usually an idiot source of information is a person with a highly inflated view of his sources, combined with a personality which dominates. Finally, an idiot source of information is terminally crippled in the art of gathering information himself. His sources are based on his presuppositions, so he never looks for a contrary opinion.
I use the word "idiot" advisedly:
id·i·ot- A stupid person.
Synonyms: fool, ass, halfwit, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, moron, imbecile, simpleton
MEDICAL USE- archaic, a mentally handicapped person.
"Idiot" is a perfectly good word and needs to be used more by politically incorrect people of learning.
Here are some classic idiot sources:
1. THE KNOW IT ALL
This fellow knows a lot about one thing. He may even be a rather reliable source in his area of expertise. But, this variety of idiot uses his specialty to make himself a generalist. He thinks that because he knows a lot in one area, he must be an expert on any topic.
Beware of generalists. You can catch them easily. They very often give the final verdict on any topic under discussion. They also listen very poorly and ask no questions. Every conversation is an opportunity for them to become chairman of the group around them, and they wax eloquent on any topic. The only time they take a breath is when someone in the group verbally approves of them. They then flatter that person.
Such as, "Fred, I am so pleased to find someone who has learned the same truth I have. You cannot go wrong if you follow this line of reasoning."
Academics, especially Ph.D.s are prone to become know it alls. They can be very useful when their area of specialty is under discussion, but watch out when the discussion leaves that specialty. They will declare all manner of facts which are a lot of rubbish.
Also, when a know it all cites a source, check it out, if possible at once on Google. If the know it all was dead wrong, or applied the source out of context, stop the jerk, and read from the source, and say, "Larry, that source you quoted has nothing to do with your claims." Boom.
This is a discussion aimed at Bible believers, so we need to expose the most treacherous know it all in the Lord's Church..... smart mouthed pastors. I have had to endure many of this species. They have no area they have really mastered, but they feel the uncontrollable urge to have the last word on every topic under discussion. If you sit under such a pastor, you will become twice the child of Hell he is. You will soon be wandering around the city, and the work place, vomiting up the rubbish your pastor poured into your empty mind.
I am talking about what I have seen. There is no greater scourge, for instance, than someone in the local church who went to Bob Jones University. They hold court in the foyer, before and after services, regaling the sheep on everything from barnacles to brain surgery. And, "Dr. Buckleburn from Bob Jones U. says it is so."
What can be done with such people?
Answer: Stand them down in front of the group. When they go off into Mother Goose rubbish, set them up, and put the hammer to them.
Back in the 1960s, a Ph.D. named Burkman was wandering around America on sabbatical from Taylor University. When a Ph.D. is on sabbatical, watch out. This often means the creep was on contract, did something socially disgusting, and the university told him to go wander until his contract expired.
This dude had been advocating trial marriage, more commonly called fornication, in his college classes, and Taylor University sent him off to lose himself. He talked his way into local churches as an expert on family issues. He thus conned my pastor at the time to let him do a family seminar.
I was a skeptical college student, and I decided to sit in on his sessions for both the adults and the youth. In the adult session he gave what seemed like some rational suggestions on how to build up the family, and how to discipline and train children. In the session for the youth, he basically told the young people that their parents were a pain in the posterior, and ignoring them was a perfectly good option. I was enraged.
Well, my friend Joe Sanchez was a dumb looking Mexican man with a big Pancho Villa mustache. But, Joe was a sleuth for self-possessed creeps, AKA experts. He only heard the adult session, and he was grossed out. I did not know this until the series of lectures was over. I was standing behind Joe as he went by the glorious Ph.D. in the foyer. We were all shaking his hand, and people were telling the Ph.D. how wonderful he was.
Joe slumped his shoulders down, walked up to the Ph.D. with a dumb grin on his face, and he asked the wise one a question. The Ph.D. gave Joe a quick answer, and I could see that he thought Joe was an ignorant Mexican. Joe asked a second question, much more philosophical, and the Ph.D. gave another quick dismissive answer, albeit a bit more thoughtful. Joe then asked the third question, and I perked up. I knew Joe well, and I realized he had the Ph.D. in a logic trap. Based on questions one and two, the Ph.D. could not answer without contradicting himself.
The Ph.D. suddenly got a look of panic on his face. I realized Joe could easily look like some eccentric scholar from a nearby university who simply dressed a bit dumpy. The Ph.D. said, "Sir, you are the most interesting man I have met." Bah. What rubbish. The Ph.D. then asked Joe, "Sir, what is your philosophy of life?"
Joe knew he had the creep. He flashed his dumb Mexican grin and said, "Three tablespoons of Mother's Oats for breakfast every morning, and a prune for regularity." I was beside myself. Joe hated hypocrites, and he had just trashed one. As Joe walked away, the Ph.D. had a look of panic on his face. "Who was that?" The man was terrified that his disgusting performance would be gossiped all over the Los Angeles academic community.
Are you wasting you life under the spell of a know it all? Why?
2. THE CONGENITAL SKEPTIC
It is always wise to use a large dose of skepticism when dealing with information sources, especially people whom you know already have some heretical or lunatic specialty. When you are with a group of Christians, and you know one of them is delving into the newest church house rage, the Flat Earth Theory, you are very safe discounting virtually everything they talk about.
James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
The person I am concerned about here is the person who is skeptical about everything anyone says. If he is skeptical about your thoughts but no one else's, you need to just shuck him off. You have offended him, and he is on the attack. But, if the skeptic degrades with everything all the people around him say, he is not an intellectual, he is a jerk.
This is the most troubling when the person is a family member of yours, or when you are thrown together with him at work or in some Christian endeavor. So, again, you need to stand the creep down.
Wait for some instance where you are very sure of yourself, AND when the person attacks someone other than you, put the hammer to him. You do not want to give the impression that you have simply gotten your feelings hurt.
When the septic strikes and degrades or mocks at something rational said by a brother in the Lord, at once demand that the septic give you his source for his skeptical observation. When he gives it to you, IF HE DOES, at once go to Google on your I-phone, and check his source. If it does not exist, tell him he is making up sources for the purpose of making fools of people. Tell him this in front of the group.
You will often find that the source is someone quoting someone else, or a media source who is suspect. Point this out ruthlessly. Defend the offended brother, and encourage him by saying to the skeptic, "For the record, sir, I believe brother Jones here is a lot wiser on this subject than you and your lousy sources are." Turn, and walk off. Find brother Jones later and encourage him.
So, what if the congenital skeptic is a pastor? Show no mercy. The man needs to be rebuked before all.
1 Timothy 5:19 Against an elder receive not an accusation, but before two or three witnesses.
20 Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.
When someone like a pastor, politician, or scholar is hurting and offending people around him, rebuke him before those whom he has offended. If there are not numerous people offended (witnesses), leave it alone based on the text above.
Now, it is YOUR turn. Are you a perpetual skeptic yourself? Do you often question or degrade other people's comments or discussion?
Who made YOU the final authority? Do you have to correct every little error in judgment of everyone around you? You may indeed be the culprit in this whole discussion. You need to get your blasted mouth under control.
Ecclesiastes 5:3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice is known by multitude of words.
3. NEWS SOURCES, BOOKS, VIDEOS, AND MAGAZINES
There is a rule you need to apply to all such sources.....
Romans 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
We all lie. We may not mean to, but when we pass on incorrect information or defend some facts we believe in, we can easily turn out to be lying. And, get this straight, it is a lie, even if you were sincerely trying to find and tell the truth. You are a viper if you think passing on wrong information is not a lie.
So, what do we do about news sources and the things we read?
First, remember that we all come to any subject with preconceived notions and presuppositions. We may want to be fair minded, but we often find later that we started down the road of inquiry only to learn that we colored the results by anticipating what we wanted to believe.
There is NO ONE on earth worse at this than the news media. Long ago, many of them tried to be fair and unbiased, but today they are ALL tainted by their own party line. This is why the same news story comes off so differently if you read various sources.
I learned this as a kid growing up in Africa. We would listen to the Voice of America on short-wave radio and hear some news story about an event in the world. We then dialed over to the British Broadcasting Corporation, and the story sounded quite different. We dialed on to Radio Deutsche Welle from Germany, and the story got really weird. Finally, Radio Nederlan from the Netherlands finished off the drama. It became clear that, with almost all news stories, the Voice of America was blatant deceptive propaganda laced with gross lies. Your tax money at work????
From my experience above, you need to learn the key to surviving bad information from the media and all publications..... consult more than one source. Also, go to the adversary of your source. They may also be lying and cheating on the truth, but they may also give you a lead you can follow to the truth. During the 1960s radio Havana, Cuba gave the news with extreme Communist bias. This helped us see the battle lines of world politics more clearly.
Before we move on, here is some advice on how to verify sources of news before you pass it on:
TED TALK ON SOURCES, FINDING THEM, MAKING SURE THEY ARE REAL
The moral of this video is that you need to be a lot more of a detective about ALL the information you gather.
4. IS IT POSSIBLE TO HELP AN INFORMATION IDIOT?
There is always hope. Here are some thoughts:
a. Do you really have an obligation to help that person who is spreading rubbish information?
b. Before you try to help them, find out if they actually want help.
c. If they do want help, make time to SHOW THEM how to sift and sort their own sources. This can be done with the Internet and with good books.
d. Help them find a good Bible study software program so that they can target the Bible about their information. Guide the idiot in making the Bible the final authority in all issues:
2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
Seldom do idiots want help, but when they do, much patience and tough love is needed. You cannot let the idiot take charge of your help sessions. But, you also must not ride them too hard. They may be dealing with a lifetime of mental laziness and folly in their view of the world and the church.
Finally, once your idiot friend starts "getting religion," that is, they start seeing ways to correct their bad habits, give them projects in information gathering, and hold them accountable. If possible include their findings that are rational in your blog of web page with credit.
HERE IS WHAT YOUR IDIOT FRIEND DOES NOT HAVE..... EMPATHY
This video will stretch YOU, as well as your friend. Until we learn to see things the way other people see them, we will not be like Jesus.
Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Being "touched" by the world of other people and groups does not mean we have to adopt their outlook, errors, or intentions. Jesus did not make one small compromise with the Pharisees, but one Pharisee got to him:
John 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be?
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
There are no harsh words, like Jesus used with the other Pharisees. Rather, Jesus gathers Nicodemus into his narrative, and it ends with Jesus talking about others, as if he expected Nicodemus to see the world as Jesus did.
Did it work?
A Pharisee burying Jesus? Why? Nicodemus was a secret believer in Jesus Christ.
Here he is defending Jesus before his fellow Pharisees, AND risking the wrath of the murderous Pharisees. This happened well before the crucifixion of Jesus:
John 7:45 Then came the officers to the chief priests and Pharisees; and they said unto them, Why have ye not brought him?
46 The officers answered, Never man spake like this man.
47 Then answered them the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived? 48 Have any of the rulers or of the Pharisees believed on him?
49 But this people who knoweth not the law are cursed.
50 Nicodemus saith unto them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,)
51 Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth?
52 They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.
53 And every man went unto his own house.
Friend.... and you, pastor..... if a Muslim came to you and asked a question about the Bible and the Christian faith, are you close enough to Jesus to deal with a Muslim the way Jesus dealt with Nicodemus, who belonged to a religious body of men sworn to kill Jesus?
Back to your idiot friend. Have you ever tried to find the empathy to see the world the way he does? I am NOT talking about approval in lunacy. I am talking about really understanding your friend so that you can help him escape from his illusions and insane information gathering practices.
EXAMPLES OF INFORMATION WHICH SKEWS SOUND JUDGMENT:
Kibera, Kenya, and Westpoint, Liberia without the rest of Africa
KIBERA- This is the picture of Kenya given to you by propaganda hucksters who want you to see Africa as a coast to coast slum. KIBERA, KENYA SLUM- Population 1.5 million. No doubt about it, this suburb of Nairobi, Kenya is a horrible place for these people who live here. They seem trapped.
Contrary to claims of some sources online,Kibera is on Google Maps.
It cannot get much worse than Kibera. And, the Kenya Government is woefully unwilling to make the expenditures which will make a difference. Hit and run help does drop by from foreign agencies, but very few people from the outside world can take the task for long. It IS bad and dangerous in Kebera.
Soweto, South Africa, and Westpoint, Liberia are an exact ditto of Kibera.
But, is there another side to Kenya?
NAIROBI BY MATATU- Here is a ride through Nairobi in a Matatu, an oversized pay for ride van decorated to the nines. You will see the daily bustle of a rather busy city with many indications of progress and a growing middle class. In fact, the Matatu Taxi/Van issue is out of control. WATCH THIS and a MATATU DOCUMENTARY. A TV show WHICH IS MATATU BASED? Pooooooor Africa? There is nothing like this in the USA or Europe! And, you thought Africa only progressed by borrowing our culture? Think again.
So, when someone tells you about the hopeless poverty in this or that nation of the world, tell them there is always another side of the story. Life and prosperity are on the rise worldwide.
The Matatu at the right is vintage 1976. Now, has Africa made progress, and is it all about poverty?
By the way, when you saw the guy hanging on the outside of the Matatu in the video, that was not a nut case. He was the conductor. He watches for people trying to flag down the Matatu, and he takes their payments. He is also supposed to enforce Matatu regulations for safety, which he may or may not do.
But, don't forget Kibera. It IS real. Do you know one of Christ's warriors who is up to invading Kibera for Christ? Send him the URL of this page please.
Russian dash cam accidents on YouTube
RUSSIAN DASH CAM VIDEOS OF ROAD ACCIDENTS
Don't watch the whole thing. It will give you bad dreams.
Now, does this give you the feeling that the Russians are crazy and dangerous? What you do not know it that Russia has a law that all cars must have an active dash cam running all the time while driving. This makes it possible to compile thousands of close calls, crazy drivers, and horrible accidents. If the USA had a law like this, we too could make these horrible videos, and probably a lot more than the Russians.
The lesson here is this..... When you think you have the whole story on some evil or deadly issue, think again. There is always an explanation that will at least modify the extreme opinion.
Airline crashes on YouTube
This video is an insane attempt to horrify the viewer, and it is way way over the line of reality.
On the other hand, my cousin who was a pilot for Northwestern Airlines, told me that if an airline pilot had to die in a plane crash, he would live 1000 years before his time came.
It is also good to know that airline pilots, unlike politicians, have skills that sometimes are heroic:
All news online, and in the rest of the media, is lies
We have come to the end of the Times of the Gentiles, and the Gentiles are rank liars. Our politicians lie and lie, and they sometimes lie when the truth would serve them better. It seems that the first response to the public is to lead them astray. What their motives are is beyond me. Of course, sometimes the reason that men lie is because they ARE guilty, or they are causing trouble and evil, and they lie to stay out of prison.
"We have to attack Iraq and kill Saddam Hussein because he is helping Al Qaeda and he has Weapons of Mass Destruction."
First, Saddam hated Bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda.
Second, Saddam had no Weapons of Mass Destruction, which President Bush later admitted. But, he told us that since we were in Iraq already, we needed to go on and destroy the Iraqi Government and kill Saddam Hussein. One and a half million lives later, President Obama just cannot get his posterior out of Iraq.
The Bible should have prepared us for the lies of leaders and the media:
Romans 3:4 God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.
Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.
Hell is full or liars, and the vast majority of world leaders will go to Hell. And, they do not care. They only lust and live for power and money.
We need to understand that during this morbid age of corrupt world leaders, especially just before the premier wicked leader, the Antichrist, arrives, lying will be endemic to all nations. This includes both their leaders and the people. In fact, I have come to see in my older years that there are thousands of Americans who prefer to be lied to. If they are told the truth, the drama is all gone from the story. They want the lies to go on and on like a soap opera.
During my lifetime there have been two massive shark feeding frenzies by the US media. The first was when Richard Nixon lied about the sneak entry into the Watergate Hotel. The second was when Bill Clinton lied about his sexual affair with Monica Lewinski. Oddly enough, only a few years later, Hillary Clinton lies and lies and lies, and America loves it. She lied under oath and to the FBI, and they said they had nothing on which to prosecute her.
The theory here is that lying is sometimes good strategy. The man makes a very good case for lying, that is, if you are a depraved ungodly fool who rejects the Gospel of Jesus Christ. At the end of this article I will tell you how to find a man who does not lie.
I want you to think of how often you have heard pastors, Christian faculty in Christian colleges, and world missions leaders lying. The video applies to them also. In line with the video above, how often have you heard pastors try to strike terror into the hearts of their people regarding other churches in the area? Bold faced lies are used to infer that all other churches in the area are borderline heretics. This is strategic, and it is wicked.
These pastors want to OWN the sheep of Jesus Christ, and they want these sheep to be in abject trembling fear of visiting another church in the area. I have heard pastors say sly negative things about another sound biblical church, AND THE PASTOR THERE, while I knew very well that the pastor lying was a personal friend of the pastor of the other church. This is an evil beyond imagination. It is traitorous. What if John the Baptist had done this with Jesus? Instead, John said:
John 3:26 And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.
27 John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.
28 Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
29 He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
30 He must increase, but I must decrease.
Pastor, would you rejoice if one of your members was blessed by the ministry of some other Bible believing pastor in your town? If not, you are a bastard son. YOU are the one you want to increase.
So, they all lie, and the media lies, and the lie prevails. Are there world leaders who do not lie?
How can a Christian, especially a Christian pastor or leader, get to the point where he stops lying?
We have all listened to preachers and church leaders lie. It is wicked, and I hate it. And, I am not talking about lies that are because of faulty information or errors in Bible study. I am talking about smart mouthed statements from the pulpit, and I am talking about preachers lying to cover up messes in the local church.
Sam Gipp, an alleged evangelist, said, "There is one man that stands between your family and Hell- your preacher." That is a lie, and I have put Sam on my heretic list. Here is who stands between your family and Hell:
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Sam Gipp lied. He did this to exalt the pastor of some church where he was a guest preacher. The fact is, if I become reconciled to God by my one Mediator, Jesus Christ, I do not need anyone standing between me and Hell. I no longer will be able to go to Hell, and it is a moot issue.
Dr. Jack Hyles, in talking about how Jesus understands our troubles, said, "Jesus experience everything you have experienced because Jesus was a baby, Jesus was a teen ager, Jesus was a young adult, and Jesus was a senior citizen."
Bah. What crass jack ass stupidity. Jesus was crucified when he was thirty three and a half years old, and that is the Jesus you will see when you get to Heaven. Jack Hyles lied while trying to be clever. Jesus is "touched with a feeling of our infirmities" because he is God, and he can be as "touched" by human suffering as he wants to be.
Jack Hyles lied.
So, here is where to start learning not to lie, my preacher friend:
So, the presupposition that all men are liars, is biblically true, but there are men who try to tell the truth. How do we find them?
Honest men, who do not want to answer a question, will say, "I would rather not answer that question." And, godly Christians who hear that answer will at once mind their own blasted business. The US Constitution gives American citizens a 5th Amendment by which to decline to answer a question which will incriminate them. When someone "takes the 5th," do you at once assume they are guilty? If so, stay away from me. People like you make me enraged. You demand people, and your pastor, answer your nosey questions, and if they decline, you find them guilty of wickedness.
When you, as a Bible teacher in any situation, do not know the answer to a Bible question, or you cannot satisfy yourself that you can interpret a Bible text correctly, just say, "I am not sure of the answer or interpretation of this text. I will keep studying it, and I hope I can answer you question later." Now, wasn't that easy, sir? If that does not satisfy some jackboot idiot in the pew, find another church preacher. You are in a herd of goats, not sheep.
1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:
This does not mean you have to be able to answer every question on every topic in the Bible. It means you have to be ready to answer when someone says, "What do you believe, pastor?"
You will tell me now that David and the Hebrew midwives lied. Right. They lied to save the lives of innocent people. When you lie, are you saving the lives of innocent people, or are you lying to make your life more comfortable and safe?
Natural disaster possibilities
Oh, the fertile soil of possibilities!
The most frightening impending doom disasters in waiting are..... EPIDEMICS
So, we have stopped them with antibiotics for many years, and now the antibiotics are no longer working. Here is Al Jazeera, and their resident hyperactive guru, trying to stampede us:
So, are we on the verge of falling over the cliff of disease with nothing to save us?
No, but it will require that the medical world will return to God's pharmacy, and they will not do this until they have millions of people dying. Many of you reading here have no confidence in God's pharmacy in the natural world. Here are a few I know of:
Vitamin D3 and/or plenty of sunshine
Liposomal Vitamin C
Extreme high does Vitamin C, preferably administered IV
Cola Nut from West Africa
Changing the body's Ph to the opposite of the infection or pathogen
Big Pharma and our Government medical agencies are in collusion, and they mock and even outlaw these natural cures. Research has been done all over the world into many such natural and herbal cures. Medical scientists outside the Anglo Saxon medical Mafia are convinced that many of these cures work. Some Third World nations have even encouraged and regularized the development of these cures while we Americans and Europeans can only get at them clandestinely.
All over the Third World, especially in the forest and jungle areas, the natives have herbal medicines they use, many of which work well. The caveat is that many of these effective herbs have side effects. The side effects can almost always be removed by refining the herb and isolating the damaging agent. No pharmaceutical company on earth will find and refine these natural herbal cures because God holds the patent to them, and Big Pharma would rather let the whole world die of plague than develop natural cures.
For the record, I lived in five distinct regions of Africa, in the bush, city, savanna, and forest areas of Africa. I ran a bush clinic for a while in Ethiopia with the permission of the Minister of Health. I have cured myself and family many times. I have survived malaria, amoebic dysentery, dengue fever, many unknown diseases, and I survived the Influenza Epidemic of 1951 in the USA.
Greed drives the medical community today, and this will not change until Jesus Christ returns to rule this world. He will change this picture. Until then, instead of going into panic over Ebola or Zika, do your research into natural cures. You will need to look for research reports online about natural cures, and there are thousands. There is much serious scientific research coming out of Asia and Russia which offers you natural alternatives.
As to the terror of antibiotics not working, I have not found this to be true. I have had amoebic dysentery, while growing up and working in Africa, probably twelve times. Tetracycline worked every time, and the last time as well as the first time. Quinine derivatives still kill malaria as well today as they did long ago. There may be some truth to the panic party over antibiotics, but I am completely convinced that this is way overdone, being touted as a natural disaster or a worldwide medical crisis. Also, many doctors are going back to sulfa drugs which were used long ago with great results. The problem is, Big Pharma will not make their obscene profits on old era drugs which are all now generics. So, they refuse to admit that sulfa drugs work and work on many of these new panic diseases.
What may well be happening is that the Western Nations are welcoming refugees and immigrants into the West by the millions, and diseases, which have been isolated in areas of the equator forever, are being brought out for the whole world to deal with. There will be loads of profit in new drugs to cure these imported diseases. What is needed is for these White Race national leaders to defend their nations better against importing new diseases.
Now, you will wonder why I did not talk about earthquakes, Nibiru, Planet X, asteroids, and the Yellowstone Volcano. I would deal with these if I had time, but then, I might spoil all your fun watching those genius young bucks of panic mongering on YouTube, and you would have nothing to keep you bug eyed with terror. So, I will let you deal with those earth shaking terrors yourself.
HERE IS A HORROR SAMPLER FROM THE INTERNET:
The giant asteroid that could be on course to hit Earth causing massive devastation!
Or the scenario this year as an obscure Planet X -- or Nibiru -- heads toward or collides into Earth.
Or that "Unseen dark comets 'could pose deadly threat to earth'."
That's if we live long enough - doubtful because of the comet Genondahwayanung is on its way back and it pretty much annihilated most life in North America when it came here the first time.
Not to worry about that, though, since we face supernova and galaxy-attack scenarios.
And then the massive gas cloud speeding toward a collision with the Milky Way!
But really, who cares about threats from outer space when our own atmosphere may detonate?
And then the asteroids.
Then the black hole death stars!
And we might be swallowed whole by the sun.
And there's an intense beam of gamma rays coming our way.
Then there was the fear that "human society is very quickly headed to a violent and disturbing end."
Then the earth began to kill people for changing its climate.
Then there is the voracious, galactic Vacuum in Switzerland that will suck the whole planet into a black hole.
And the massive destruction along the coasts of countries like the USA, UK and many on the African continent, within a matter of hours.
But don't worry about the universe collapsing since that cannot happen before our galaxy rams into another one.
But don't forget that The Universe is Going to Collapse anyway!
Scientists discover super volcano trigger that could herald humanity's doom.
The Internet is going to kill every one of us!
There is a stellar Death Star coming right at us. Surrounded by whirling comets, it's like a stellar shotgun!
The universe is just going to collapse in The Big Cosmic Crunch!
The distant galaxy is rushing towards Earth at one million mph - with no hope of deviation!
Terrorist attacks and gun killings ( Driven by an agenda of course )
Above, we learned that an average of 25 people a year are killed by terrorists. But, we also need to talk about your chances of being killed by someone with a gun. No one ever got killed by a gun that was not fired by a person, even possibly when the gun owner shoots himself with his own gun.
Guns are the modern version of a Roman short sword, and Jesus told his disciples to get a sword after he left them to return to Heaven after his resurrection.
Luke 22:36 Then said he (Jesus) unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
Jesus also said this:
Matthew 26:51 And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear.
52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?
This cannot be a contradiction if we believe in the verbal inspiration of the whole Bible. So, there is a time for using the sword, and there is a time to not use it. Peter was the one who used the sword to protect Jesus. Jesus did not appreciate that. Jesus made it clear that he could take care of himself if he needed to. The point in context is that Jesus told his disciples to get a sword and defend themselves. This would then not be against persecution, which Jesus spoke of in the garden in Matthew 5. The use of the sword is reserved for lawlessness when common criminals are attacking. Any terrorist falls under this application.
So, when you hear the President, or some other Progressive Liberal, say that guns must be taken away from people, find a way to resist that. Guns, pepper spray, even a knife, may serve the purpose of protecting yourself. A spray bottle of ammonia works well. A telescoping baton is useful.
As to the panic party about guns, just walk on and ignore the wail of the demented fools who think self-defense is a sign of a violent person.
What about "men's hearts are getting worse and worse?"
There is prophetic truth to this:
2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
Everything in the universe is running down and falling under the force of the Second Law of Thermodynamics. This is because God invented that law. Everything runs down from higher to lower forms of energy and existence, unless like the bike rider, force is added to keep the system moving. Even the universe is expanding, and this implies that it is slowing down. Evolutionary cosmologists cannot explain this other than to assume the universe will come to a stop, start coming back to the center, and BOOM, there will be another Big Bang.
For this reason, man is also degenerating. The early men of the Bible era lived a lot longer than we do. It is amazing, and by the mercy of God, that we have the mental ability we do have. God has prevented the mind of man from being destroyed by entropy.
So, do men use their minds to grow wiser and more like God? No, men use their minds to become more and more evil. This is why every economy or dispensation of God's work in the world ages has had to be ended and another age started. The present era is the Age of the Church, and we are near the end of it. We can only expect all of humanity to become more and more evil. Only those who choose to come under the Lordship if Jesus Christ have the help from the Spirit of God to grow in grace and holiness, thus rising above the entropy of wickedness.
Long ago, during the Roman Empire age, things were pretty bad. The Roman elite would hold orgies during which all manner of unspeakable things happened. The floor was strewn with straw so that as they banqueted they could force themselves to vomit on the floor and start over gorging themselves. Pompeii, the city totally destroyed by a volcano, had street signs in the form of penises. The murals on the walls portrayed every imaginable form of perversion, and children in the streets grew up seeing all of this.
When British archaeologists uncovered the temple ruins of the Phoenicians, a small empire from Old Testament times, the artifacts of the temple altar room were so gross that one of the archaeologists vomited because the treachery of it all overcame him.
The first missionaries to Uganda had to talk with Mwanga, the king of the Baganda, while he fondled the penises of young boys who were his pages.
So, there have been wicked times throughout human history. What then makes this era near the Lord's return so evil?
It is this..... The whole world has had the Gospel preached to them. Many nations have accepted the social and cultural mores presented in the Law of Moses and the teachings of Christ and his Apostles. This does not mean all these people were genuinely converted. But, the world is, in one respect, a much better place because of the impact of the spread of the Gospel.
The idea of seducers waxing worse and worse has to do with those today who preach a new gospel, the gospel of self-indulgence, the gospel of hate for Jesus Christ, and the gospel of war and murder. Our American leaders, as with many other nations, preach murder of babies, exaltation of sodomy, the indulgence of the appetites beyond self-control, and even the glorification of men pooping in women's restrooms.
And, it will get worse. Is there any information to give us optimism?
Yes. God still has his people who do not indulge the mongrel gospel of filthy world leaders and agents of depravity. The way to deal with this is to rejoice openly in Jesus Christ at work, at school, and in the market place. Keep talking about Jesus. Ignore the beasts of Satan who frown and suggest you be silent and politically correct. Laugh at them. Mock them. Rebuke them. Take the high ground, and you will feel a lot better at the end of the day.
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Where ever YOU are, it is getting better, not worse. This is not because of you. It is because Christ is in you, and he overcomes the world when he is exalted openly. You are told that you are the salt of the earth, but being salty presumes you will act like, and talk about, Jesus Christ.
A Black fellow online tells us this..... When someone tells you, "I take offense at that," rebuke them for stealing a fence. Tell them that taking a fence will land them in jail. In Texas taking a fence violates the castle domain law, and they could get shot.
Finally, the way to deal with the "worse and worse" world is to push back in the name of Jesus Christ.
They are coming to take me away
There are plenty of stories about corrupt governments hauling people away in the night. During the terrible reign of Joseph Stalin in the USSR, soldiers would knock on doors in the night and haul the men away to work as slaves in the Gulag Archipelago. Alexander Solgenitzen told this story, and he said the men would say, "I am not a trouble maker, and I have nothing to condemn me." These men would make no effort to flee when the soldiers were seen in a neighborhood. But, the soldiers hauled them away anyway.
The point is, there comes a time in tyrannies when the leader simply wants slaves, or he may decide old men need to be eliminated. Or, he may decide Jews or Muslims need to be eliminated or deported. When it comes to that, you need to determine if you are part of a target group.
I was talking to an Iraqi banker in a Dearborn, Michigan restaurant. We talked about Saddam Hussein, and the banker told me he had certainly benefited from the kindnesses of Saddam. So, I asked him how he knew he needed to flee Iraq. He said, "I woke up one morning and asked myself the same question I always did. Am I the friend or the enemy of Saddam Hussein this morning?" He said that for the first time he was not sure, and that is when a person leaves Iraq.
Having now discussed the real possibility that they are coming to take you away, I must caution, indeed, rebuke you if this is the way you live. If you watch InfoWars and Alex Jones with big eyes and a distinct gullible attitude at his rantings and horror stories, YOU ARE AN IDIOT.
Alex Jones does his show to make money. He sells health elixirs and potions which he claims will give you long life and great health. Then, after you have spent your cash on his little liver pills, he tells you the US Feds are coming to carry you off to a FEMA camp and euth you and put you in a big black plastic coffin. He even has a show from the past where you can see Jones and Jesse Ventura creeping through the woods looking for the coffin inventory allegedly stored by the Feds for when they eliminate you. The neat thing is, if you bought Jones' little liver pills, you will die in great health.
Can't you see the insanity of this? No one is coming to take you away. I keep a casual watch for stories which sound like the USSR Stalinist day of hauling away men simply to eliminate them or enslave them. It ain't happening friend. Go back to weeding your corn, boy.
Now, you joined the Militia, the NRA, and you went to defend some rancher in Montana from the Feds, and you bought twenty hand guns, which the FBI processed for a background check on you. If the day comes when an Athaliah like Hillary Clinton, or a tyrant like Barak Obama, decides to declare Martial Law, well, there you are. You are probably on a number of lists from which men will be chosen to be eliminated or incarcerated.
I have a story about my youthful days in which I got myself into trouble. You need to read it. It is in my KIDS STORIES section of this journal. You, Daddy, and your kids need to read and discuss the story.
We do more on the FEMA conspiracy later.
READ MY ARTICLE ON THIS TOPIC- COLLAPSE- ARE YOU READY?
All Muslims are basically killers and terrorists
Whatever you do, never tell a Muslim they are a secular Muslim. Let them tell you that if they care to. The point is, you WANT your Muslim friends and neighbors to be secular and compromised toward Islam.
You see, a sincere law keeping Muslim must be ready to kill Christians and other "Kaffirs" for Allah. They may not behave like killers now, but when the leaders of Islamic Jihad call for killing you by your alleged Muslim friend, they will kill you.
There are two ways to be killed by a Muslim:
1. A Fatwa is issued against a non-Muslim. A Fatwa is an edict from a highly placed religious leader in Islam, and the Fatwa gives immunity to any Muslim who kills the victim of the Fatwa.
2. A terrorist war like that of ISIS gives the fighters and their friends the authority to kill, rape, and pillage anyone who refuses to recite the Koran and declare the Islamic faith while facing Mecca.
The point here is this: The vast majority of Muslims in the world have no desire to become killers. They want to go to the mosque on Friday, at least some Fridays, and they observe the holidays of Islam, including Eid and Ramadan. These are big social events as well as religious holidays, and they are about as religious as Christmas is to Whiskeypalians and Methodists.
So, these secular Muslims are harmless, and you should be friendly to them, buy from them, and generally make them dependent on you in any way you can. This will encourage them to believe you are also a very good person. If you give them the Gospel, you must not drive them to rage or defensiveness. But, you also need to realize that a secular Muslim can easily see the more civilized nature of Christianity, and if he confesses faith in Jesus Christ he may continue to be a secular person and will probably not be truly born again. So, at some point, you must teach him what it means to be sold out to Jesus Christ.
In any case, stop being so terrified of Muslims. As long as they are not in the majority, they usually are no more dangerous than other citizens.
All Black people want to stay on welfare
Beware of the "they."
By that I mean that we need to stop lumping all of the people in some minority into the "they." They all do this or that. This simply is not true, and it shows that the person speaking is too lazy to really understand the people he is talking about.
Most Americans have Black American friends who are hard working and prosperous. But, some people are far too insulated from other ethnic people. There certainly are many thousands of Black people who are on welfare and intend to stay there. Why is this?
The fist reason Blacks want to stay on welfare is because they were born into it, and their grandparents were born into it. The picture they see from their social and family experience is that Black people are destined to live on welfare. They do not believe they can escape from dependence, and if they try, some other Black friends of theirs will mock them and even try to sabotage their efforts to be self-employed. This sort of pressure to accept one's racial or cultural destiny is also found in some American Indian people, as well as some people in the backwoods of Appalachia and the deep south of the USA.
I am not making this up. I have seen it a number of times personally, and it drives me mad. When someone is born to be dependent, trained to be dependent, and even forced to be dependent, I want to wring someone's neck for dooming a kid to this fate.
I was in the US Army assigned to Fort Knox, Kentucky. I was "chair borne," which is what we called ourselves. I was a clerk typist and assigned to a chaplain at Fort Knox. Every day I drove to work from our home off the Army post. It was about as good as life can get in the US Army.
One day I saw a Black fellow standing on the side of the road trying to hitch a ride. I stopped and picked him up. As we talked, I learned he was a mechanic at a Volkswagen dealership in Ratcliffe, Kentucky, a town on my way to work. I asked him if he was certified by Wolfburg, Germany, and he said he was. This was about the best situation a mechanic could have during the 1960s, the hay day of Volkswagen popularity in the USA.
I had seen the ugly lingering racism in Kentucky. In our little town in the country, there was a six square block section of housing on the edge of town where the Blacks lived. They could not live in down town Vine Grove, and they all accepted the status quo. They could not eat in downtown restaurants except on Saturday. As they say in the South, "They knew their place."
I asked the Black fellow, on several occasions, if he knew he did not have to live in this degrading way. I told him he could move to Southern California, and there were many neighborhoods where Black and White folks lived with no racist culture at all. I also told him his Wolfburg certificate would get him a good job at some Volkswagen dealership the day after he arrived in California.
His answer, "I couldn't do that."
I was very troubled. I told him all he had to do was rent a U-Haul truck, load his belongings into it, and drive to California. His Volkswagen certificate would be his ticket to a good middle class life, and he would no longer have to live in a silly little ghetto and ask permission to shop anywhere and eat in any cafe. He never got it. He did not believe he could do that. He had been cultivated in the mindset that he was not allowed to live a better life. It really hurt to have to finally drop the subject. I picked him up many times, and I had to settle for him just being my friend. I could not help him out of his cultural and mental hole.
What most of you reading here do not understand is that there are millions of people in this world who are stuck where they are, and they sincerely do not believe they can escape. So, they accept their lot, and life goes on. Be careful about this mindless attitude that Black people are either lazy or too stupid to improve themselves. If you will not make the effort to help them out of their destiny, then keep your mouth shut when people are categorizing Blacks. That goes for Hispanics and any other ethnic groups.
And, are White people plagued with such sorry destinies? Yes. I have a fellow who likes to call me and talk about Bible prophecy. Ordinarily, I love to do that. But, I learned that this man has lost his wife, at least she moved from one US coast to the other to get away from him, and he has lost his home to the bank. I told him I wanted him to reconcile with his wife and try to get back together. He said they have actually talked about it. But, he was staying behind to finish losing his home to the bank. Honest, that is what he said.
This fellow's problem is, he is addicted to prophecy, and he spends his days online surfing the famous Amos prophecy gurus. He calls me to get my opinions, and then off he goes to find another prophecy guru to pester. This guy is twice the child of Hell that any Black man in the South Side of Chicago is. The Black man in the ghetto may have never known what it was like to have a good wife and own his own home. This White son of Belial had it all and threw it away. Now, tell me, who is the greatest fool on the block?
On balance, there are Black punks who are totally lawless. For them, get a permit to carry or pepper spray. There is no blessing in risking your own health, and that of you family, for criminal creeps, no matter what color they are.
All politicians and world leaders are corrupt
It might seem that way. The problem is, only the corrupt pedophiles and womanizers seem to make the headlines, whether for their disgusting legislation, or because they got caught teaching little boys about sex. The other issue is that Congressmen of honor often stay only one term and flee the mad house of Washington DC.
The problem is, we cannot know if a politician is an honorable person or not. We cannot get to know and watch them in every day life. The way to deal with this is to simply stop chasing the online videos of leaders. You will only become morbid and depressed.
This is one topic in which I can give you very little hope. The wicked become more and more evil at the end of the Age of Grace just before the Antichrist arrives. It will take very wicked and depraved citizens to exalt the Antichrist, and God is now sending world leaders into mild insanity.
2 Thessalonians 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
To give you an idea how totally Satanic the rulers of Europe are, the Gotthard Tunnel, 37 miles long, was recently opened officially with an extravaganza beyond imagination. The top leaders of the EU were present, and it is said they were all greatly impressed.
Here is the opening of the Gotthard Tunnel: NO CHILDREN WATCHING PLEASE
This was the ceremony inside the tunnel.
Next, the ceremony outside the tunnel.
The leaders of the world of the White Race are demon possessed. The only place where you may find national leaders who are honorable and who worship the God of the Bible would be in the Third World, such as Uganda, Tonga, and............. sorry, that's all I know of.
RT RUPTLY 60 MINUTE COVERAGE Some Satanic aspects missed by other presenters are seen in this version for you who understand the imagery.
And, world leaders are feasting their souls on this Satanic rubbish.
Well, duh! The climate is always changing. If climate did not change, this planet would be a world of no extremes, no rain, and no life.
Here is a site which shows the movement of wind at many altitudes. THIS LINK takes you to the world with its jet streams. Bring up the "EARTH" box and change the settings to see how the weather is changing all the time. I love to sit and watch the flow and colors. Whoever invented this display of the wind movements of the earth should get a Nobel Prize.
If the picture of swirling contests between highs and lows, cold and hot, humid and dry, were not there in front of you, you would know that the world was in big trouble. Praise God for climate change. While I am sweating like a piker while working in my garden here in Texas, I wish for the Fall. And, someone in Australia is wishing for the Summer.
The panic party over "Climate Change" was started by a loser of a politician, NOT BY A SCIENTIST. Al Gore accomplished nothing during his career in the US Government, so he went and found a cause he knew nothing about, bought 15 SUVs to carry his audio visual equipment around, and then cursed all of us who drive SUVs.
If this frenzy does not stop soon, the whole world will soon be spending billions of dollars trying to fix something that God made to work just find. The extremes of weather, from week to week, AND from century to century, are essential for the earth to keep being such a special place for people to live in. The pollution made by humanity is an ugly fact, but the beauty of the earth which God created is that it can process this pollution and keep cleaning itself over and over.
So, don't throw you trash into the Garden of God, and DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS. I had to get that in here.
God made Adam a gardener, and it is not necessary to have Al Gore on hand for us to learn from the Bible that we are all God's gardeners, and we should keep our little corner of the garden looking good. I do not think much of a Christian who lives in a trash heap with nary a flower of cabbage growing.
Any politician, preacher, or "hard working man" who never gets his hands into God's good dirt, and who never plants a seed just to see it grow, is as worthless as tits on a boar hog. God made a gardener of the first man, and the farther we get away from that, the more worthless we become.
Do not tell me you live in the city. That is a wretched excuse. See the photo. That is a very lovely balcony.
By the way, the climate, even the monsters of weather, can be very beautiful. WATCH THIS VIDEO
Think about some of the issues in life, the nation, and the world, including war and peace, in which you have strong opinions. Are you VERY sure you have really found the right information upon which to make your conclusions? Are you passing on "facts" which are really propaganda from the media or from the Government?
Do not imagine you are not responsible for false information you give to other people. God has a lot to say in his Word about liars.
OF NEWS REPORTS
THAT NEED SOME INTUITIVE REEXAMINATION:
FEMA Camps and Coffins
There they are..... all those FEMA camps where they are going to put you away. And, Alex Jones and Jesse Ventura found where they store the coffins they will use to bury thousands of people like you. And, you know that Alex Jones would never get this wrong, at least when he is not smoking something.
This article is dealing with the problem we all have of getting the right information before jumping to a conclusion, taking a position, and making claims about this or that to our friends and family.
The problem with the coffins is that there is no proof that they really ARE coffins. Secondly, if there ever is a monumental disaster in America, how would the authorities dispose of hundreds of thousands of dead bodies? FEMA is the US Government agency assigned to think about that problem, and so they bought hundreds of thousands of mass burial coffins.
Now, the motive for buying the coffins is the catch. Alex Jones, in his classic breathless panic stricken voice, tells us that President Obama will make himself dictator and then herd us into FEMA camps where we will be slaughtered and buried in those coffins. This is all based on his interpretation of certain government documents.
The truth is, Alex Jones could not really prove his contentions if his life depended on it. And, even if Obama wanted to become dictator, declare you a dangerous potential terrorist, and bury you in a mass grave, God is the one who decides if Obama WILL do that, and God will decide if Obama will do that to you.
Because of some issues I have learned about Alex Jones, I believe he is an agent provocateur for someone. He is forever bringing his listeners and viewers up to the point of shock and awe, and then he gives them no end story, and he seldom gives them a plan of action.
LESSON ONE: Start asking how, why, who, and for what motive. Start demanding that people who claim to have the inside track on some conspiracy or fearful development give you more evidence than saying that Alex Jones or Glenn Beck said so. I want you to especially insist that preachers with terrifying conspiracy stories produce the evidence, not just quote Alex Jones or some suspect Doodleweaver on YouTube.
LESSON TWO: The Bible gives you great hope, even if FEMA has you on their hit list.
1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
You see, the elite at the top crave wealth and power. If they herd millions of Americans into FEMA camps, vaccinate them with something laced with arsenic, and then bury them out back, guess what? All those dead people will not be paying their taxes in April. They will not pay off their mortgage. They will not keep the monster American commercial machine roaring along with their discretionary spending. Dead people don't eat out at MacDonald's. The one thing you have going for you in this world is the greed of the rich. They need you.
I am not making this up. We were in Ethiopia during a Marxist coup in 1974. The Marxist leader at once started rounding up businessmen and former politicians and machine gunning them at the rate of about 70 every morning. That was the sound we woke up to for days. One day, during a Marxist council meeting, someone told fearless leader that all the brains of Ethiopia were being killed, and no one knew where to find the tar to fill pot holes in the streets of the city, Addis Ababa. The leader panicked, and he reversed his plan. He sent men around to schmooze and hug former businessmen and politicians. Our landlord was one of them. He hid for some days, and when they finally came looking for him, instead of killing him, they exalted him to advisor to fearless leader. He played along with it until he found a way to flee the country.
An empire with no citizens is no empire at all. So, keep you head down, and you may be exalted instead of snuffed.
Vladimir Putin is an evil man
Let us set the record straight..... The nation which has killed millions of people by war and stealth, over the past fifty years, is the United States of America. In the Middle East alone, we have killed far in excess of 1.5 million people, including many woman and children. Do you imagine that all those babies we bombed in Baghdad were terrorists?
How many has Vladimir Putin massacred? Almost none. During the period above the Russians did attack Afghanistan, but they soon went home disgusted. And, that was before Putin's era. But, the propaganda from the US State Department and media would have us believe Russia is poised to massacre the whole Western world.
The truth is, after Ronald Reagan helped Gorbachev dismantle the USSR, Reagan at once set in motion a stealth plan to destroy ALL of Russia's commercial and industrial base. The wicked elite in the shadows in America have been raping Russia for years, and Putin caught them. He canceled the oil contracts with America which gave ALL the oil in Russia to America and Europe, and Putin set about to rebuild the Russian commercial and industrial base. THAT is why you are being told Putin is wicked. He belled the cat and took Russia back from the US NeoCons.
Texans are crude and unreasonable
When I hear news media talking heads, bloggers online, and people in general bad mouthing Texas, I do not get mad. I thank God they are not in Texas.
We will take in anyone in Texas who decides, within a few days, that they like Texas. In fact, there is no penalty for coming to Texas from Massachusetts or New York City. My my, we even have Patels from India in Texas who have rescued hundreds of gas stations, and we gladly fill up there. And, when a Patel turns up in a cow boy hat and genuine Mexican cowboy boots, we do not snicker, at least not until he says, "Not to vorry, pardner."
What is getting old to us Texans are the California people who flee extremely high taxes, lack of employment, Fukushima laced air, and housing prices that are absolutely obscene. They come to Texas, get a job in a couple days, and a home that is a fraction of the cost of the LA cottage they fled from, and then they complain because Texas is not like California.
What? Of course Texas is not like California, stupid. That is why you came here.
And, Texans are different.
We do not make you wait for ten years in the classification of "the new people" like they do in Tennessee communities. We do not expect you to have a genuine Texas drawl after you get here, although you need to learn to pronounce Lake Buchanan right, and you need to at least learn when to use "y'all" correctly.
You do not have to eat Mexican food. You do not have to dress in western clothes. But, you MUST stop whining about all the glorious things you left behind in New York City or Chicago.
Finally, you will always be a pariah to Texans if you openly express any disapproval of guns in Texas. Guns in Texas are not used to kill people. The only people who get killed by guns in Texas were cutting a fence at midnight on some ranch. Guns in Texas are like baked beans and coleslaw in Boston. It's all about the culture. If you do not want to carry a gun, at least keep it to yourself. The few muggers left in Texas will be only too pleased to thump a gun hater on the head for his wallet.
Then again, in Texas we never are so rude as to complain or insult you for leaving Texas. I don't know why you would want to leave, but then, there IS Alaska. Maybe you would be happier there.
Media people know less about world issues than you do. But, we all keep hitting headlines on Drudge, right? Drudge claims to be owned by one man, and he thinks he gives unbiased news. The problem is, I for one have no need to know which Hollywood don punched out another one last night. As far as I am concerned they could both go jump off the cliffs of Malibu and drown. Drudge loads up a massive pile of rubbish with a few gems mixed in because he is pandering to the masses. That is how he gets his ads hit.
We need to understand that only news from the area where it happens may possibly be correct. A story out of Los Angeles should be viewed from a Los Angeles news source, not NBC national. A story on the Middle East needs Al Jazeera added in the mix for balance.
But, the alternative media is even worse. There are a huge number of characters who crave attention, and then others simply want to hype everything so that you will hit them regularly and maybe hit their ads for their cash flow. Alternative media sources have the same motivations as NBC and CBS. Read that last sentence again please.
So, none of these Internet sources can be trusted to have any sort of accurate world view. When you are drawn in by the talking heads, especially the interviews at major news sources, you are the sucker. The interviewer AND the alleged expert are both skewed greatly. An alleged "expert" Ph.D. from Harvard in Russian Affairs is NOT as good a source as pounding Russian news sources IN Russia. There is no excuse for not finding stories about Russia in Russia today with translators in browsers.
Who is an expert?
An expert is a guy down the street, who knows no more than you do, but he had a microphone put in his face. What really gets my dander up is when they interview one of these famous half naked pot head movie stars, you know, the ones who are on a perpetual drunk and wipe their Lamborghini around a telephone pole regularly. Great source of wisdom, right? And, the present style of Hollywood hunk is a goon who needs a shave badly. This scrubby short beard, when I was a kid, was only found on winos on skid row.
So, the media is a very suspect source of input and information. America and Europe have risen to the heights in culture, Christian truth, modern comforts, and in quality of life. The higher a nation rises, the farther it will fall in the end. Stop listening to the voices of American experts and European soothsayers. The White race in general is being DRIVEN by God into madness and delusion. If you get your news from these sources, you will simply go mad with them. There will be no spiritual revival of any White nation, and I am satisfied with that. The White Race needs to be humbled and thrashed by pain and sorrow as God visits them in his holy wrath, just as he did with Sodom and with Pompeii.
At this point I will give away a list of sites I run to regularly. I always hit Drudge when I boot up, and then I take a story, and I go around the world hammering that story where it happened, AND from the point of view of the alleged enemy.
So, here is my secret list of places to find news, or to find a story that just happened before anyone else gets at it. I have beat Drudge to several stories lately, and you have no idea what hubris that gives me. It either means I am getting better at finding the stories, or Drudge is losing it. Hmmmm
I must warn you that some of these are really weird, but what they do is help me find the mythical fictitious take on a story so that I can head in the opposite direction. It is often hard to know exactly where to find the facts until you see what the lunatics are saying on the extremes. If you do not understand this process you may find this list frustrating. I guess what I should say is, YOU have to become intuitive and skeptical and keep hammering until you get some real hard facts.
DRUDGE -- Al Jazeera -- China Uncensored -- Russian Insider --DAILY CALLER -- Lew Rockwell -- Zero Hedge -- Scoop Feed -- Main News Today (Russian- translator needed) -- WOPULAR (Liberal) -- FiveThirtyEight -- BPEarthWatch -- InSearchOfBlackAssassins -- NoMoreFakeNews -- Off The Grid- Jesse Ventura -- The Young Turks (Liberal and language issue) -- #Hashtag (Reload frequently) -- Conservative Post -- Russia Direct -- Real Clear Politics -- Linkaloo -- Boiling Frogs Post -- Information Clearing House -- Cryptome -- 12160 -- AboveTopSecret -- Before Its News (Be very careful) -- Investment Watch (Much more than economy issues) -- Canada Free Press -- Cluborlov -- AMTV -- Abel Danger -- Janes -- Haaretz (Israel) -- Debka File (Israel) -- Arutz Sheva (Israel) -- Times of Israel -- Kommersant (Russia- Translate needed) -- Moscow Times -- Pravda -- Pravda YouTube
Twitter- Pick a hash tag #word related to something you want to know about. Leave it up to run, and check it from time to time. New stories appear on Twitter before anywhere else in the world sometimes.
Now, please don't anyone send me email asking me why I chose some of the above sources, as if I had become a heretic to common sense. I visit information sources which are mad as a March Hare, as well as very rational sites. I want to know the extremes, not the mellow middle. This way, I can often find the hidden facts which terrify the main stream media. I am not afraid to look at the weird of the world. In there are some leads to the truth also. You will also find that many of the above sites send you to other sites which can be bookmarked and used to find alternative news. The point is this..... the mainline media are all liars and are pushing an agenda.
If you have a Twitter page, follow people with useful things to say, and encourage people to follow you by posting stories you find before going anywhere else to use the story. Eventually, you will start to see more stories on your Twitter site that run in your direction of interest.
EXERCISES IN INFORMATION GATHERING:
You have a question about something unknown to you or your friends. You bring up Google, and you type in, "What will it cost me to go by ship from Venice to Constantinople in 1350 AD?" Google has no idea. Google can dump a freight car of raw data into your world, but it cannot analyze the past in the terms of the present.
So, when you go looking for information, do you really do honest research, or do you start with an attitude, an assumption, and an auto-reject philosophy? In other words, "I cannot stand the Turks anyway, why do I care about the cost of a ship to Constantinople?"
This video will seem irrelevant to you unless you try to apply the process to your information gathering. Are you willing to have all of your preconceptions destroyed? If not, you may never learn the truth.
Until these clever people catalog the world and hand you an unimaginable upgrade to Google, God gave you a brain and intellect to do very much the same thing. Are you too lazy to take the time to find better information?
By what authority did Jesus kill a herd of hogs in Gadarah which were not his?
You know that the demoniac of Gadarah was in the company of hog farmers, and the hog farmers were breaking Moses' law. Why did Jesus send the devils in the victim into the swine? Why did Jesus show absolute judicial authority to destroy the hogs? Some Bible critics claim that Jesus was out of order in his actions.
Moses law, in Leviticus 11:4-8, forbid the flesh of the swine for food. The hog farmers were not using the bones or the skin or hair of the hogs to make paint brushes and potash etc. They were raising them for food. This is implied because Jesus took the liberty of destroying the hogs which were not his. He was destroying a sinful operation. An ancient Rabbi named Rashi said that the context of the legal passage in Leviticus was very specific that ONLY eating swine flesh was a breach of the law. God did not forbid the use of hog hair, for instance, to make paint brushes. So, we can say with certainty that the hog farmers were selling their hogs to Jews who ate swine's flesh. If not, Jesus had no jurisdiction over the destiny of the hogs.
For the record, it took me about ten minutes to answer the random question above about the hogs of Gadarah.
Finally, is it more interesting to you to learn such things than to find the next Pokemon beastie? The depth of your thinking depends on the zeal you use to find the facts BEFORE you draw conclusions.
If you got lost in the process of this exercise, SEND MAIL, and I will try to talk you through it.
Do you see information the way you see food? Job did:
Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
The ultimate information source for the Bible believer is the Word of God. Do we crave God's Word the way we crave our necessary food? Another question for another study would be, do I crave unnecessary spiritual food? Am I lusting for the teachers of Christendom more than for the Word of God itself? Some people will drive 300 miles across their state to hear Bill Gothard hyperventilate, but they will not walk across the house to read the Bible.
Here is a discussion on learning and collecting information compared to craving food.
Have you ever missed a meal because you were engrossed in a learning experience? Have you, pastor, been so deep in study of some Bible text that you skipped lunch? If, as the man says, God gave you an undersized stomach, and an oversized brain, what was God telling you by this fact?
Here is one for you. Maybe you can figure it out.
The Psalmist, in retelling the story of Moses, Pharoah, and the plagues in Egypt, says this:
Psalms 105:26 He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.
27 They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.
28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.
29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.
30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.
31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.
32 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.
33 He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts.
What broke the trees of their coasts. Hint- "coasts" means everywhere in Egypt.
Do you spend the time to find such seemingly small facts? Why not?
PASTORS: Here goes, and I ask this having pastored four churches. Do you serve up a hash of Bible truth laced with toxins of your laziness, bones of your wild imagination, and rocks in the beans from your presuppositions? What are you expecting your people to feast on next Sunday morning? Regarding the few in your congregation who stay with you all the way through the sermon, how much real nourishment did thay take away with them?
There it is, waist high, straight across the plate. Only slobs will resent me for the questions. And, I do not give a fig what slobs think of me.
Behind every algorithm sits a person, manipulating the code to line up with HIS OWN personal beliefs and bias.
Behind every Google search sits a person, manipulating the code to line up with HIS personal beliefs and bias.
Are you being suckered into very bad information and living your life, and talking to your friends, in warped and wretched terms? Who have you lead astray recently be taking Google, or any other single source online, at face value? Have you checked any of my "facts" in this journal?
You must be a skeptic in all things other than the Word of God. You do not have to be rude, just skeptical. The most sincere pastor or Bible teacher will make errors, some in dealing with the original languages, and some in the background information they dig up to help understand the Bible. I have done some pretty serious research into the archaeological findings in the Middle East as it relates to Bible times. I have also found that archaeologists do not all come to the same conclusions. Do your homework.
PASTORS: Here is a list of lousy sources we pastors fall into:
1. My old Bible college professor
2. My pastor friend
3. Charles Spurgeon, Peter Ruckman, John R Rice, or any other famous Amos
4. Favorite publications
5. Commentaries and theological studies
6. Even our own imaginations
7. The "original Greek" which no one has seen in 1750 years.
All of these sources have been polluted by bias, stealth, laziness, or brazen provocation. Some of our sources simply do not exist, such as "the original Greek." The Bible, or so we boldly claim, is inerrant and preserved in our own hands as the very Word of God. When we quote a man who was not a revalator ("holy men of God"), we are taking people out of absolute truth (the Bible) into human reason which may or may not be in line with the perfect Word of God.
A treacherous example of this is the recent movement among some Fundamental Baptists seen in the form of a lapel button which said, "100% for Hyles." These men wearing those buttons were exalting Jack Hyles to be their first source of truth. If Hyles interpreted the Word of God inaccurately, all his 100%ers were in error. This is guruism, and it is the first hallmark of a cult. It is the foundation of belief in every ashram in India. For this reason, Jack Hyles must be considered a flaming heretic, for he did nothing to stop this cultic mob from making a tin horned god of him.
Pastor, is there any of this in YOU? Have you changed the algorithms of the Bible to make you unique and indispensable to your local church members? If so, YOU are a cult leader, and your church is a cheap ashram.
So, who ARE you anyway? Are your friends becoming more and more like Jesus, or are they trotting along in your shadow, saying, "You ought to come to our church, we have a fantastic pastor."
I will tell you how to know you are getting it right. After your have preached what you thought was one of your best sermons, the next Sunday, a brother in the assembly takes you aside, and he says, "Pastor, I got to studying what you were talking about last Sunday, and I found a verse in Isaiah that seems to contradict what you said."
What you do next will define you, sir, whether you are a flaming jack ass jackboot, or a faithful servant of Jesus Christ and his saints. And, the final test of YOU will be this..... If the brother was right, you will stand up the next Sunday, and you will correct your previous teaching publicly. Until you do this, your people will never become true followers of Jesus Christ. And, you may not even be born again yourself.
I would not presume to point out your and my ignorance of what is in the Bible. We all have more to learn from the study of the Word of God. But, I want to deal with the information out there about what is in the Bible which is NOT in the Bible. There is a wretched pattern of legalism and downright fairy tales which some preachers and Bible teachers are perpetrating, and I hate it.
Thus, the list as I see it:
Tithing is taught in the New Testament and is required of Christians.
This is not in the New Testament of the Bible. Tithing was part of Moses law, and Jesus sustained it. But, Paul makes it very clear that the Church is not under Moses Law. If you, pastor, are too blasted lazy to teach the saints how to give to the needs of the saints (I Corinthians 16), then I know you well. You are a mindless greedy creep, in the order of Judas and his bag, and you are damned to hell. No born again pastor will teach tithe giving if that pastor really knows and trusts the Holy Spirit to indwell the saints and move them to give.
Your problem is that you believe the offering is for the needs of the local church, your belly being the first priority. You are dead wrong, and I mean dead, as in spiritually dead:
1 Corinthians 16:1 Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
Collection for whom? Does the distribution to the widows come before your pay check? Indeed, when is the last time you cut a check for some widow who was struggling? If you tell me that the US Government takes care of your widows, I will send a posse and a new rope and tell them to hang you.
The only of two mentions of tithing in the New Testament is in Hebrews where it is being used to speak of the zeal of Abraham (Hebrews 7:4). The only other mention of tithing was when Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for their legalism in tithing. It has NOTHING to do with the Church Age. So, when a preacher tells you that tithing is taught to the Church, he is a liar. MORE ON THIS HERE
The Bible condemns women wearing pants.
There is nothing about pants in the whole Bible. There is plenty about modesty, but not about pants in particular. In fact, several of the cultures in which Paul planted churches..... the woman wore loose pants and still do. The men did not wear pants either. They wore robes. When a fat faced bantam rooster of a preacher rises during a pastor's rally and says, "I thank God that pants have never touched my wife's legs," that preacher is a blasted fool.
I am reminded of the country hick in Tennessee who told me, "My old lady is very religious. If anybody is going to Heaven, it has to be my old lady." You see, the old hick was a wretched sinner in rebellion against the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so he bragged on his wife. I suspect the lady was born again, but her "religion" was as close to "religion" as Bubba would ever get.
The same applies to the pot bellied preacher bragging about his wife never wearing pants. He is gawking a porn every night in his study, or he is bedding down several of the church ladies, or he is molesting little boys. The only way he feels clean is by bragging on the piety of his wife. Get out of this creep's church real fast my friend. He is about to pounce on YOUR wife or YOUR little boy.
The Bible teaches that you should be there every time the church house doors are open.
This is nonsense. The Bible teaches that we are not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together.
Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
The early church met ONLY in homes. The writer of Hebrews wanted this home fellowship to continue. The thing that killed home fellowship was when the Catholic Church started building huge stone cathedrals for the meeting of the believers. This caused them to abandon the home as a meeting place. This is the same pattern today. The home has been forsaken, and all assembling of the saints in done in special real estate and special buildings erroneously named "church". MORE ON CHURCH BUILDINGS
Wine is forbidden by the Bible.
The word wine, in both Hebrew and Greek, is not distinguished as to alcohol content. Good wine, in both old Israel and in the day of Jesus and Paul, was alcoholic. Drunkenness was rare because it was considered uncivilized to drink wine straight. It was mixed with three parts of water or more. Wine was a table beverage, not a romantic or social thing like it is in modern life. There is absolutely no way to prove if the wine Jesus made at the wedding in Galilee was alcoholic, but if not, the miracle would not have been as impressive since an alcohol content would mean he created it without aging it.
The following verses apply:
Ecclesiastes 9:7 Go thy way, eat thy bread with joy, and drink thy wine with a merry heart; for God now accepteth thy works. Wine makes the heart merry. That is OK if you worked for it.
Ecclesiastes 10:19 A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry: but money answereth all things.
Proverbs 31:6 Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts. Strong drink is an anesthetic and works well. Wine is great for anxiety and depression. It sure beats Prozac.
Isaiah 65:8 Thus saith the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one saith, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all. Wine is a symbol of blessing. Also, the juice in the grapes, according to this text, is called wine before the grapes have even been picked.
What we have to do with wine drinking in this age, because of the wickedness of man, has nothing to do with the question of whether wine in Bible times was alcoholic.
Foot washing is an ordinance in the Church Age
Nowhere is foot washing clearly made an ordinance. If you want to wash one another's feet, I am all for it. It tends toward humility, and we all need more of that. But, stop making ordinances of things in order to distinguish your denomination as special.
Immersion is taught in the Bible as the correct mode of baptism
That simply is not true. The mode of baptism is nowhere directly taught. Go to Romans 6 for the correct teaching.
Romans 6:3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
The teaching is NOT about water baptism. It is about the spiritual experience of the believer dying to his old nature and being raised to new life in Christ. But, the imagery here is worth contemplating. What mode of water baptism LOOKS LIKE this teaching? Not sprinkling, and not pouring. Only immersion mimics the teaching above, and for this reason, many churches use only immersion. That is all there is in the Bible. It is not a legal instruction, only a deduction. And, I think, it is a good deduction, but not in the category of, "Thus saith the Lord."
Do you see why Bible information must be by direct literal use of the King James Bible? What you or the preacher THINK it means is interpretation. What does the Bible say, or what does it NOT say?
Eating meat is evil, and God does not want us to eat it.
This law is ALWAYS invented by some meddling nanny like Ellen G White, or by a Pharisaical ascetic preacher. In fact, not eating meat, along with not drinking coffee, are laws which totally violate the admonition of the Apostle Paul.
1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
So, what is the rule for the Church Age? Verse 3 indicates that if you can light up a cigar, bow your head, and say, "Lord, I thank your for this stinking cigar and all the tars and nicotine in it," smoke the thing my friend. I would rather see you with a fire in your face than with a heart full of Seventh Day Adventist legalism or "Baptist standards." If you happen to grow your own tobacco and roll your own cigars, statistics worldwide indicate you will do yourself very little harm. The dumb thing about smoking is that the USDA has approved over 400 additives to tobacco, and some of them are powerful pesticides. Smoking commercial tobacco is as dumb as drinking the Jim Jones' KoolAid.
The Bible teaches that masturbation is.....
(Pick one, according to your favorite Pharisee Baptist preacher):
There is nothing in the Bible teaching against masturbation. Onan is used by Bible corrupters to teach against masturbation:
Genesis 38:7 And Er, Judah's firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him.
8 And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.
9 And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother's wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother.
10 And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.
The sin of Onan was that he tried to keep his brother's widow from having a son. That son would inherit his dead father's estate, and Onan wanted it. In that day, if Onan's brother's widow died without a son, Onan inherited his brother's estate. THAT is why God killed Onan. Onan wanted the pretty lady, but he was greedy and tried to cheat her.
If every son of Adam who masturbated were struck dead because he "spilled it on the ground," my friend, there would be none of you jack legs out there to read this article. We would all be struck dead. For the record, God does not call masturbation a sin. That is the legalizer's idea. Something so common to humanity as masturbation would most certainly be dealt with by God if it were a grievous sin. God had a lot to say about various sexual activities, but nothing about you and your private parts alone. Any preacher who wants to supervise your male organ, sir, is probably a faggot.
Also, for what it is worth, God does not forbid any particular kind of sexual pleasure between a husband and wife when done in the privacy of their home or bed chamber. Sodomy is ONLY a sexual sin when done by two same-sex individuals.
From me to you men.....
If you have been rationing out sex to your wife based on a formula given to you by some four-flusher preacher, you now have my permission to give the nice lady all she wants. Go on, it will not hurt you.
Birth control is wicked
And, like unto it, Christians must have all the babies they can
The idea on birth control is akin to the masturbation myth. The question is where the sperm goes. Some preacher, based on his own perversions no doubt, decided that birth control was meddling with God's sovereignty. If the male sperm were so sacred, God would have made it very clear how to be stewards of sperm. If you have a preacher who lays this legal rubbish on you, and if he also tells you how to have sex in your bed chamber, mark it down, he is a sex pervert. You need to get far away from that filthy minded slob.
This heresy leads on to the claim that sex is only for having babies. This is rank heresy. If sex is only for procreation, why did Solomon say this under inspiration?
Proverbs 5:18 Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth.
19 Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.
If sex is only for having babies, then a woman's breasts are only milk cans. Solomon told us men to be ravished by our wife's breasts. Sex is pleasure, and when it is in progress, having a baby is absolutely not on our minds. If a woman was thinking about the baby that would come along, she would not want sex again after the first baby was born.
Consider the vegetable garden. The cantaloup plant produces hundreds of flowers and about four good cantaloupes. Are all those extra flowers evil? Should be pluck them off? Some flowers are just there to look pretty, and some sex is just there to be enjoyed.
As to verse 18 above, this is delicate but useful here. You sir, consider your fountain..... how does it get blessed? Does the answer only have to be, "to have babies?" Sigmund Freud had something to say about men who have a fear of sex and their private part. This is NOT the way to have Christian victory in marriage.
These creeps also push the Patriarchy Heresy. They claim that we Christians should have babies by the dozen, and in this way we will take over the world. The problem with this is that a) we are not going to take over the world. Jesus does that during his Kingdom. And, b) the world is not conquered in the womb. It was conquered at Calvary and by the preaching of the Gospel.
TO HELL WITH BAPTIST STANDARDS
The above were just a few of the "Baptist Standards" foisted on the saints by lazy creeps in the pulpit who are too blasted dilatory to do their study. They adopt these mongrel Mother Goose standards to keep in with the Baptist preacher's club they belong to. They do not care what sort of chaos these laws cause for their people. And, they absolutely do not trust the Holy Spirit to use the Word of God to teach the saints how to live a victorious Christian life. I truly believe many of these legalizing preachers are not born again. They are Baptist gurus who crave the power over the people.
Finally, what does law-making do for the believer? The answer is seen in the rebuke of the Pharisees by Jesus:
Mark 7:13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
Luke 11:46 And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
When you make "Baptist Standards," or Pentecostal or Assembly of God standards, all of you legalizers, you end up causing the people you teach to become law keepers. They cannot think for themselves when they meet some issue in life that is not found in your law code. That is why they have to come to you on Sunday and get a new law made for their situation. You are exactly like the Pharisees. The Jews came to them often asking for a ruling about some detail of daily life. This was because they had totally lost the life changing power of the Law of Moses.
Having said the above, if you have a rule of life which you (and your wife) came up with BY STUDY OF THE WORD OF GOD AND PRAYER, stay with your rule. All rules given to you by preachers, especially with no Bible texts to back up the rules, get rid of those rules. They are burdens too heavy to bear.
With all the Bible study software available to us today, and with the massive knowledge base on the Internet at our disposal, we have no excuse for remaining ignorant in any area of life. But, the Bible said it would come to this:
Daniel 12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Knowledge is volatile stuff. Albert Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence formula- E = mc2, which has been dubbed the world's most famous equation. From this formula, men made bombs and blasted thousands of Japanese people into eternity, while other men made power plants, one of which may be powering you computer right now.
What is the effect of the information you gather? Once gathered, information becomes knowledge. Regarding what you know, how much of that knowledge is truth? Someone reading here will tell me that is not a fair question. Are you terrified of the responsibility God demands of you as you gather knowledge?
Proverbs 1:22 How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?
Only a fool hates knowledge. But, what does a wise man do with knowledge?
Proverbs 1:1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
2 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
4 To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
6 To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
So, do you seek out wise friends and teachers who build their House of Wisdom on the foundation of the Bible revelators? Or, are you chasing fluffy sensationalists? When you hear a "dark saying," what do you do with it?
Psalms 78:1 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
2 I will open my mouth in a parable: I will utter dark sayings of old:
3 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us.
Does God ever move you to utter dark sayings of old? Or, are you in the company of idiots who hear dark sayings and simply say, "Huh?" If so, you are in very bad company my friend.
Back in the 1990s a copy of the biography of Fenton John Anthony Hort, by his son, was extremely rare. To find and purchase one would have cost a fortune. The troubling thing about the biography was that it was written by Hort's son, and the son told of the wicked Satanic obsessions of his father.
Hort was co-producer of the Westcott and Hort Greek New Testament which is a treacherous attack on the Word of God and loaded with Gnostic pollutants. Today, you have no excuse for ignoring this story about Hort. It is on the Wayback Machine at Berkeley (link above). This is an excellent example of how we can take advantage of the End Times load of knowledge mentioned in Daniel 12:4 above.
The fearful thing about the life story of Fenton Hort is that you will have a very hard decision to make after you read it. You will soon learn that this flaming pagan Gnostic laid the foundation for virtually every English Bible other than the King James Bible and the Geneva Bible. So, like thousands of others before you, you will purposely avoid the knowledge of the life of Fenton Hort so that you can keep your NIV, TEV, NASB, or other modern English version and pretend that you do not have the knowledge to act upon the facts. To gamble on the Word of God, why would you?
But, as in Daniel 12:3 above, are YOU turning anyone to righteousness? When is the last time someone sincerely asked you a question about the Bible and life, maybe at work, or at school? Did you dig in and find them an answer to their question, or did you send them to someone else who may have lead them astray?
I suspect a lot of people who read the prophecy above in Daniel imagine that the increase of knowledge mentioned in verse 4 is something God disapproves of. I think not. I suspect that God has allowed man to gain an enormous knowledge base so that no person cannot stand before God one day at the Judgment and say, "Sorry God, but I am just a dumb country boy." Hell will be full of dumb country boys and John Wayne diddle heads.
What does God think about people who reject knowledge, people who take pride in being a dumb hick?
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Woe to you who are forgotten by God because you chose to stay stuck on stupid.