Saturday, February 26, 2011

Post # 20, Why did the Titanic sink?

What caused the Titanic to sink?  For years I thought an ice-berg ripped a long slice in the bow of the ship opening something like 6 or 7 compartments  which is too many for the ship to survive.  It couldn't withstand the added weight of the water.

Not long ago, I saw a program on Nebraska Public TV that explained why the Titanic sank.  I was surprised.  The answer had a unique twist I wasn't aware of.

Of course we know it was claimed to be unsinkable.  The Captain ordered 'full speed ahead' even through an ice flow.  So there was some pride involved.

Before I tell you what caused the Titanic to sink I want you to know I have an analogy in mind.  The United States of America is sort of a Titanic.  I believe God allowed the Titanic to sink as a warning shot to the USA.  Proverbs says, "pride goes before destruction and haughtiness before a fall".  I also believe God allowed the 911 pilots to succeed, to the point they did, i.e., taking down the Twin Towers and hitting the Pentagon, as another 'warning shot' to our country.  The USA is full of pride.  It just killed me when when George W. Bush said he was the president of America.  No you're not, you're the president of the United States of America.  You know, that little country in the northern hemisphere in the New World, the West.  The one who shares the identity as Americans with Canada, Mexico, Central America and South America.  The USA is a small potato on the grand scheme of things.  There are only 320 million of us in a world of 6 billion +.  We haven't been a country as long as the Jews spent in slavery to the Pharaoh of Egypt.

Anyway, The Bible says, "The nation that forgets God will be turned into hell".  That is what the liberals are trying to accomplish in our country.  To get us to forget God.  Why?  Because they want to fulfill their ungodly lusts of the flesh.  You see, it's not a battle of Democrat or Republican, it's a battle of right or wrong.

The USA is the proverbial bull frog put in a pan of cold water with the fire turned on.  He's glad to see it warming up because he is getting more and more 'comfortable'.  The Bible says, "God will give you the desires of your heart, but He will send leanness to your soul."

The majority of people in the USA have common sense.  They know sex before marriage is wrong, homosexuality is a violation of nature, The Bible is the word of God, Jesus Christ is God in the flesh who visited earth 2000 years ago and died on the cross for peoples sins, that God gave the 10 commandments to Moses and the Old and New Covenant are the foundation of our Judeo-Christian heritage, that  our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence are a God given basis for our free country, and that if a free country ever abuses its freedom, that God will remove our freedom.  And many more reasons.

The USA, just like the Titanic, is not invincible!  If we keep going down the wrong road, God will destroy us.  PERIOD!

The reason the Titanic sank is because the contractor to supply the rivets substituted inferior grade steel rivets to hold the plates of steel together on the seams of the ship.  When the pressure of the ice-berg pressed against the seam, they popped one by one down that seam and let the plates of steel separate and the water poured in.  Here is my analogy people.  Here is the clarion call of the hour in these here United States of America. Are we the people individually going to hold our seam together, our little difference, or are we inferior grade rivets who will let go, cower, give in, toss in the towel, say I don't make enough difference to matter?  The masses of our country who know right from wrong need to do everything in their power to turn this country around or I guarantee our children and grand children will serve a dictator!  You mark my word!  I'm not a prophet nor the son of a prophet.  I'm not going to stand by and let our un-godly president Barrak Obama or any of our elected officials cram any ungodly minority mandate down my throat.

The USA is going to hell step by step by step.  When the majority become immoral, it's over.  Apathy and ignorance by rivets that are missing from their post is the friend of the ungodly.  The majority of people in this country are against abortion yet the minority get it their way and we have killed over 50 million of our own.  That is as pagan as Baal worship in the Old Testament.  We tolerate Judicial tyranny where judges have quit doing their job of enforcing law and now legislate from the bench.  The whole Supreme court ought to be fired for being cowards.  Our public schools were developed to teach people to read the Bible, which was a text book then, but now holds less esteem than the Koran or the book on Evolution.  The Department of Education is so far off task they should be eliminated.  That would save our federal budget a lot of money.  And our public schools should be closed also.  That would save our states a lot of money.  Christians are paying taxes for public schools but moms stay home and home school because they don't want the ungodly lifestyles and information stealing their children to serve the the lusts of the flesh the world endorses wholeheartedly.  They repealed Don't ask don't tell in the military.  Now, "President Obama has ordered his administration to stop defending the constitutionality of a federal law that bans recognition of gay marriage,"  Norfolk Daily News, Friday, February 25, 2011,  New York (AP).  May God have mercy on the United States of America and give us  Godly leaders that have Biblical convictions and aren't cowards.

Post # 19, Todays Church

Only God could summarize all of church history in a one sentence parable.  Today I want to look at this verse.  It is Matthew 13:33.  "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three pecks of meal, until it was all leavened."  (NASB)

The kingdom of heaven is the church.

Leaven is false teaching.  "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, I don't mean literally bread, but of their false teaching," Matthew 16:1-12.  "A little leaven leavens the whole lump," I Corinthians 5-6.

The woman is the devil.

Three pecks of meal is the three divisions of Christianity, Eastern Orthodox, Roman Catholic, and Protestant.  All three have become full of false teaching or apostate, as the Apostle Paul describes it.

In II Thessalonians 2 Paul says 'Jesus will not return to earth until the apostasy comes first'.  The apostasy is simply the church departing from the Scriptures, our faith.  "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires; and will turn away their ears from the truth, and will turn aside to myths,"  II Timothy 4:3-4

This apostasy leads to the 'man of sin'.  The sin of Adam and Eve, and the rest of us, leads to the 'man of sin'.
The Apostle Paul makes it clear that Jesus doesn't return to earth until the man of lawlessness is revealed.  He calls him 'the son of destruction'.  "This man opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, (yet to be built in Jerusalem north of the dome of the rock), displaying himself as being God," II Thessalonians 2:1-4.

Our world is heading faster and faster into economic, political, and religious chaos.  Europe is going to revive a new type of 'Roman Empire'.  The leader of which will ultimately be this Zar, Cesar, or 'Christ' who will finally strike a peace treaty between the Jews and Arabs, and solve the worlds economic and religious problems.  The majority of people are going to believe him and like him and follow him and ultimately take his 'mark' and worship him as God.  Big mistake! 

Paul goes on to say in II Thess. 2 that because men refuse to repent and believe the truth God sends upon them a strong deluding influence so that they might believe what is false.  They refuse God's plan of salvation and refuse to repent and bow to Jesus Christ.  Their wickedness is they worship themselves and what they think and make themselves their own gods deciding they have a better plan than God does.  It's pride!  Satan is going to spend eternity in hell because of pride and so will everyone else who winds up there.  Sorry!  I didn't write the rules.

"But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.  For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, gossips with malice, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; holding to a form of godliness, (going to church and taking communion, getting married, baptizing babies, going to church schools, etc.),  although they have denied its power; avoid such men as these," II Timothy 3:1-5. (I would have to leave town).

"But the Spirit explicitly says that in latter times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own consciences as with a branding iron, men who forbid marriage, (teach celibacy is more spiritual), and advocate abstaining from eating meat, (who teach vegetarianism is more spiritual), I Timothy 4:1-3.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Post # 18, Bud and Jane's blog

Do you want an up to the minute look at mission work in Haiti from missionaries at Cap Haitian?  Check this out.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Post # 17, Federn Victor from Jeremie, Haiti

He is known around here as Victor but his first name is Federn.  He is from Jeramie, Haiti.  Jeremie is on the north and west end of the south peninsula on Haiti.  He has been in the USA for 6 weeks now, staying with a local Dr.. Victor speaks English very well.  That is how Dr. Allison met him.  He needed a translator when he was in Haiti on a medical mission and Victor translates when he can to make money.  Victor is 26 years old.  The oldest of 8 children.  He came to the States, when he was a child, for surgery on his arms and that is when he got a good grasp on speaking English.

Victor had a slow week last week so I put him to work at The Seed House, here in O'Neill, where I work.
He worked Wednesday and Thursday. He swept floors, Cleaned up oats under the mills, helped chop ice and remove slush and grain mixed from under the bulk bins outside.  He is not lazy and said he liked working.  Another thing we did was to wet-sand two tractors and wax them.  They hadn't been cleaned up for a long time.

We were enjoying our February thaw.  It was calm and 60 out.  Federn didn't drive the tractor but he wanted his photo on one.  He had never driven a car or pickup either so I had him drive an automatic pickup around the building a bit.  It was a real thrill to him.  He will be in the US 6 more weeks.  He has a 3 month visa.  He wants to return to the US with his 3 year old son, Stephen, and attend Wayne State College.  He ate dinner and supper, at our house, the two days he worked with me.  He said Haitians are fortunate to get one meal a day.  He said it takes 15 hrs. to travel to Port-au-Prince from Jeremie because the roads are so bad.  A distance of 150 miles.  He also said he has never been to Cap Haitian in the north.  He looked at my pictures and said it looked just like home

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Post#16, Same sex marriage.

Newt Gingrich and Howard Dean were debating live on C-Span, at George Washington University, when I decided to do this post.  Newt is against same sex marriage and said you can believe whatever you want but he believes the reason marriage between a man and a woman is the way it is supposed to be is because that is how it has traditionally been done for thousands of years and that is what makes it right.  This blog author, believes Newt stands for the right position but doesn't know what the argument is to defend it.  In fact, I have never heard anyone give the right answer to defend the traditional position.  Their defense won't hold water.  They aren't giving the real reason it is wrong .  Do you want to know why homosexual and lesbian activity, let alone unions, are wrong? I'll tell you later.

Howard Dean said you need to allow same sex unions to give the 'couple' equal rights, about 1700, that heterosexual couples gain through marriage.  In other words, lets don't bother to find out if there would be 'consequences' for the United States of America for embracing homosexuality and lesbianism into our society.  He said the issue is equal rights, fairness.  He said "to hell with Leviticus", when making reference to it being wrong to eat 'trife'. He was referencing traditional historical precedence having no relevance  to current issues.  This is the authors take on Howard Dean.  He probably doesn't believe homosexuality is right personally but he is a politician and he just wants to give the people what they want.  I agree with him, if it is ok morally to do so.  I don't believe it is.  And here is why;

Remember I said Newt  is right but doesn't know how to defend his position?  Here is the answer.
Homosexuality and lesbianism are wrong because it is a violation of nature.  Man doesn't have  jurisdiction  to rule on the subject.  In the military they say it isn't in your eschelon of responsibility.  If man doesn't like the law of gravity, can he tell gravity to just go jump in a lake?  No!  You can violate the law of gravity, it's your free choice, but you better be willing to live with the consequences.  You can get Congress to outlaw gravity and go step out the window of a 50 story building but the consequences you will face will kill you.  Like a bumper sticker I saw which said, "If you're going to live like there is no God, you better be right!"

Common sense tells you homosexuality, lesbianism,bestiality, and things like this are wrong, but those trapped in the cravings of their sin nature deny the light within them and say, "don't confuse me with the facts, my mind is made up".  Common sense isn't very common anymore.

This is my first real Lord Lunatic Liar post.  Is it trueAm I crazy?  Or am I a liar?  Let me give you some supernatural revelation on this subject.  Only trouble is you are probably so mad at me now you won't be convinced by anything else I share either.  Only problem is I'm not the one to get mad at.  Your problem is with God.  Here goes.  Here is a Bible verse I want to share with you.  You might be saying, "that book has no authority!".  Remember the law of gravity?  The Bible doesn't need defended.  It is the offensive  weapon of the Spirit of God.  I slices cleanly between "soul and spirit, joint and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intentions of your heart," Heb.4:12.   Have you ever had people ask why God doesn't rain fire and brimstone down on homosexuals like he did at Sodom and Gomorrah?  If you knew your Bible you wouldn't ask that question.  Here is what God said through Peter in II Peter 2:6, "He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly thereafter."  Get that?  S and G is the example.  God is saying I did it to them.  I will do it to you also.  Jesus said He didn't come into the world to condemn the world but to save it, John 3:17.  Jesus said in Matthew 4:17, "Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand".  Repent means to stop sinning.  Turn 180 degrees.  Go the opposite direction.  Quit lying, quit stealing, quit cheating on your spouse, on the IRS, on your boss, etc..

The people who hate this message are unrepentant.  Jesus said you can go to hell if you want to but it will be over My dead body!  "Men love darkness more then light because their deeds are evil"  The day they put me in jail for hate speech is the day our country has gone to hell.  God's judgment will fall on this country just like any other.  He doesn't owe us anything.  "God is no respecter of persons."