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Beware of Theological Aesthetes   5 comments

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Dreams from the LORD 2011-2014
17 February 2014

Last night I had a dream where I was living in this house with three other people:  two women and one man.  The man was Wayne Teasdale.  Wayne started to act very strange; he began walking around the house with a handgun.  I believe I heard a gunshot and one of the women walked into the room where I was at and she had a bullet wound in her left shoulder.  Then I saw Wayne again walking around the house with his handgun.

I then walked to his bedroom and saw Wayne kneeling on the floor with his gun pressed against his chin—it looked like he was going to commit suicide.  I walked away and out of the house.  I walked to this library where these children were playing; it looked like the library was closed.  I then walked around the neighborhood and back to the library.  The library was now open, so I went inside.

The last scene of the dream:  I was in the library and the lady that had been shot by Wayne was crying; I noticed that she no longer had the bullet wound in her shoulder.  She told me that Wayne had shot himself.

My interpretation of the dream:

I knew a guy named Wayne Teasdale back in 1983-84; we both lived in this community near New Boston, New Hampshire.  It was a so-called Christian community run by an ex-Cistercian monk, Fr. Paul Fitzgerald.  It was called Hundred Acres Monastery; I thought it was kind of a zoo.  Wayne and his uncle, John Cosgrove, had lived there for a few years before I moved in.  While I was there, I worked for The Horse and Bird Press of Los Angeles.  I ended up living at Hundred Acres for around ten months.

Wayne was working on his doctoral dissertation in theology from Fordham University while I was living at Hundred Acres.  I would describe Wayne as someone who had deep emotional scars from childhood (I believe he spent some time in foster homes); he compensated for these scars by getting multiple college degrees to strengthen his self-esteem.  Wayne was definitely a theological aesthete.  I had read someplace that Wayne passed away several years ago.

In the dream, the main event was when Wayne started acting strange and then killed himself.  If someone asked me if Wayne was a Christian, I would probably say no.  He had lots of head knowledge—but head knowledge without Christ will kill you spiritually.  Talking with him usually was not edifying.  I believe his uncle John may have been a Christian.  Basically, Wayne killed his spiritual life because he studied too much theology and rejected Christ.  He also tried to kill the woman in the dream with his dead theology, but she survived.

I was reading this National Geographic article on Russia years ago and the writer was talking about Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Leo Tolstoy.  The writer described Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy as the last two great prophets of a dying Russian Empire.  The writer quoted Tolstoy as saying that theology is the Satanism of religion.  Satan has lots of head knowledge about the Bible and the Gospel, but he has absolutely no relationship with our heavenly Father whatsoever (reminds me of certain “Christians” that I have met over the years).

So this dream is definitely a warning against theological aesthetes, but I am a bit curious as to why I had the dream now.

A side note:  Wayne Teasdale was related to the poet Sara Teasdale.

Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky
An Open Letter to John MacArthur from A.W. Tozer
The Death of Voltaire

Why do Evolutionists Believe in the Religion of Evolution?   6 comments

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God Creating Adam–Genesis 1: 27

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1: They do not want to be responsible for their actions
2: They want to be separate from God
3: They want sexual freedom
4: They want a way to hide from God
5: They want to live like animals
6: They want knowledge apart from God
7: They want to destroy religion

The above excerpt was taken from:

Evolutionists Explain Their Objectives

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Wistar Destroys Evolution
Laughing at Evolution
OOPARTS
Scientists of Faith
The Original Enviro-Nazis
Environmentalism as religion run amok
Ark Encounter
Isaac Newton on Atheism
Light and Other New Parables
Noah’s Ark Replica in Kentucky
Child Abuse and Atheism
Jonathan Gray
Mathematical Challenges to Darwin’s Theory of Evolution with Berlinski, Meyer and Gelernter
The REAL Noah’s Ark Found – Archaeologist Ron Wyatt

Noah’s Flood – Young Earth Creation

Genesis 1: 26-28:  “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

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“If there is no God, everything is permitted.”

–Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.”

–Werner Heisenberg (Father of Quantum Physics)

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The Dark Night of the Spirit according to John of the Cross   5 comments

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John of the Cross (Juan de Yepes y Alvarez), 1542-1591

This is an excerpt from The Dark Night of the Spirit by John of the Cross:

The soul does not immediately progress from the night of the senses into the night of the spirit. It may be years—for some, perhaps, never. As a prisoner released from captivity, the soul enjoys a greater sense of satisfaction and freedom. Meditation and anxiety of the spirit no longer bind him.

. . . it now very readily finds in its spirit the most serene and loving contemplation and spiritual sweetness without the labour of meditations; although, as the purgation of the soul is not complete . . . it is never without certain occasional necessities, aridities, darknesses and perils which are sometimes much more intense than those of the past, for they are as tokens and heralds of the coming night of the spirit, and are not of as long duration as will be the night which is to come (Dark Night of the Soul. Trans. E. Allison Peers. Ed. P. Silverio de Santa Teresa, C.D. New York: Doubleday, 1990, 91-92).

IMPERFECTIONS THAT BELONG TO PROFICIENTS

The soul, having yet to be completely perfected through the night of the spirit, retains two types of imperfections: habitual and actual.

Habitual imperfections are like roots that run so deeply that the purgation of the senses is unable to reach them. For the purgation of the senses is only a precursor to the purgation of the spirit, accommodating sense to spirit rather than uniting spirit with God.

But there still remain in the spirit the stains of the old man, although the spirit thinks not that this is so, neither can it perceive them; if these stains be not removed with the soap and strong lye of the purgation of this night, the spirit will be unable to come to the purity of Divine union (John 93-94).

Another habitual imperfection is the hebetudo mentis (deadening of the mind) or a natural roughness contracted through sin, which cannot co-exist with the perfect union with God.

Actual imperfections vary, depending on the soul. Those with a more shallow spirituality may still struggle greatly with pride and Lucifer’s deceitful ways:

. . . wherein they oftentimes see imaginary and spiritual visions (for all these things, together with other delectable feelings, come to many souls in this state, wherein the devil and their own fancy very commonly practice deception on them), and, as the devil is apt to take such pleasure in impressing upon the soul and suggesting to it the said apprehensions and feelings, he fascinates and deludes it with great ease . . . (John 94).

Vanity takes hold of the soul and convinces him that he is seeing visions and false prophecies, presuming that God and the saints are communicating with him. He is apt to perform outward acts such as raptures and other demonstrations of holiness.

Thus, they become bold with God, and lose holy fear, which is the key and the custodian of all the virtues; and in some of these souls so many are the falsehoods and deceits which tend to multiply, and so inveterate do they grow, that it is very doubtful if such souls will return to the pure road of virtue and true spirituality (John 95).

GRIEF AND TORMENT

During the dark night of the spirit, God immerses Himself into the soul, purging it from all ignorance and imperfections, in a process known as “infused contemplation” or “mystical theology.” God works silently and unnoticed, teaching the soul in the ways of perfection of love, without the soul’s awareness or need for any action on the soul’s part.

Inasmuch as it is the loving wisdom of God, God produces striking effects in the soul, for, by purging and illumining it, He prepares it for the union of love with God. Wherefore the same loving wisdom that purges the blessed spirits and enlightens them is that which here purges the soul and illumines it (John 100).

It may seem contradictory to refer to such an illumination as a dark night. However, for the soul, this Divine Wisdom is not only darkness, but affliction and torment as well. Our souls are weak and incapable of observing God, much like our eyes that are blinded if we look directly at the sun.

In the same way, when this Divine light of contemplation assails the soul which is not yet wholly enlightened, it causes spiritual darkness in it; for not only does it overcome it, but likewise it overwhelms it and darkens the act of its natural intelligence. . . when God sends it out from Himself to the soul that is not yet transformed, this illumining ray of His secret wisdom causes thick darkness in the understanding (John 101).

Pain comes from the inconsistency between the miseries of the soul that cannot coexist with the perfection of God. The two battle against each other, causing excruciating torment for the unworthy soul. Dark and impure as he is, the soul suffers tremendously when he receives the light and wisdom of infused contemplation.

And when the soul suffers the direct assault of this Divine light, its pain, which results from its impurity, is immense; because, when this pure light assails the soul, in order to expel its impurity, the soul feels itself to be so impure and miserable that it believes God to be against it, and thinks that it has set itself up against God. This causes it sore grief and pain, because it now believes that God has cast it away . . . (John 102).

The soul can now see its imperfections clearly and recognizes his unworthiness. The pain increases as the soul is given knowledge of his evils and miseries, perceiving that he will never be worthy or free of pain, again. His spiritual weakness is no match for the Divine contemplation, causing the soul to nearly faint away from the powerful force that subdues him.

This is especially so at certain times when it is assailed with somewhat greater force; for sense and spirit, as if beneath some immense and dark load, are in such great pain and agony that the soul would find advantage and relief in death (John 103).

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“The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”

–Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Spiritual Man
The Missing Cross
Wikipedia

A Few Days in the Life of a Hitchhiker   3 comments

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Tetonia, Idaho

A few days ago, I hitchhiked from Riverton through Dubois to Jackson, Wyoming.  I then got a couple of rides over Teton Pass to Driggs, Idaho.

I was standing on the side of the road in Driggs when this pickup pulled over.  I got in and a guy named Steve drove me to Tetonia.  Steve said that I could stay for supper.  I met his girlfriend, Lynette.  I was able to shower and wash my clothes.  They also gave me a big supper; I was very grateful.

Steve, Lynette and myself had some intense fellowship.  Steve told me that he never picks up hitchhikers, but that when he saw me, he had to pull over and give me a ride.  Lynette told me that she took a lot of drugs in her younger days and the memory of those days sometimes haunted her.  Recently, the Lord kept showing her the numbers “747”.  Finally, she came across Luke 7: 47 in the Bible:

“Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.”

I told Lynette that if she abides in Christ, those past sins are gone because she is washed in the Blood of Jesus.

Steve and Lynette let me stay at their place that night.  The next day I got a ride from Tetonia to Bozeman, Montana.  From Bozeman, I got two rides to Big Timber on I-90.  From Big Timber, I walked around four miles east and then got a ride to Columbus with a guy who was going back to work in the oil patch in North Dakota.  I slept near the Yellowstone River in some pasture south of Columbus that night; the dew was very heavy.

The next day I hitchhiked through Absarokee and Roscoe to Red Lodge.  There were a lot of people on motorcycles that day–maybe they were going to the biker rally in Sturgis, South Dakota.

From Red Lodge I got a couple of rides to Cody, Wyoming.  My last ride that day was with an older lady from Cody to Thermopolis.  I slept outside someplace on the south side of town; even though it had been very warm that day, it cooled down very well that night.

This morning I walked two miles and got a ride with a pastor from Thermopolis; his name was David.  We had some good fellowship all the way to Shoshoni.  He was going to visit some friends in a hospital in Greeley, Colorado.  Before David dropped me off in Shoshoni, we had a short time of prayer and then I hit the road.

Sometimes the Lord foreshadows something that He is going to do.  When I got dropped off in Thermop, I went to fill up my water bottle.  These two guys at the gas station walked up to me and kicked me down a couple of bucks.  They wished me the best in my travels.  The one guy had done some hitchhiking a few years ago.  I then walked a few blocks and these two guys in a car pulled over and talked with me for a few minutes–they asked me about my hitchhiking.  It was very positive.

The Presence of God was very strong while I slept under the stars last night.  I knew that the Lord was up to something.  This morning, David and I had a good talk about certain scriptures and the things of God.  It was very edifying.  I am very grateful how the Lord puts people in my path.

Luke 10: 16:  “He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me.”

A Week in the Life of a Hitchhiker

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“Don’t be overwise; fling yourself straight into life, without deliberation; don’t be afraid – the flood will bear you to the bank and set you safe on your feet again.”

–Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Waiting is the Hardest Part   1 comment

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This is from the blog Learning to Be:

That song from Tom Petty has been rattling around in my head after my Life Group’s discussion about Genesis.

The patience….and impatience….of God’s people in Genesis. God’s timing. How they waited….or didn’t wait for God’s timing. How their patience…or impatience…. affected God’s blessings on their lives.

I love to read the stories of Abraham and Sarah, Rebekah and Isaac, Jacob, Leah and Rachel, among others.  They’re fascinating, human, flawed.  They make mistakes, but God loves them anyway. He has plans for them, and even during their impatience, HE is patient. And faithful. And during it all, they learn something about Him.

Now insert our names for theirs….because their story is our story.

How often do we get impatient for God to work? To answer our prayers. To fulfill His promises. How often do we try to make it happen, without waiting for God’s timing?

Yes, the waiting is hard.

Sometimes, we are like Sarah. I actually think she had faith in God’s promise of a son but thought she needed to take a ACTIVE role and make it happen with Hagar.  Isn’t that pretty common? We’re not really sure where/when/how to take action and when to just wait.  We think we need to do God’s work for Him because He is not doing it to our satisfaction and timing.

Rebekah and her favored son Jacob just couldn’t wait for God to fulfill His promise that the youngest twin would be the one through whom God’s promise & blessing would pass. They schemed to do the work themselves, taking both Esau’s birthright – he actually lost that due to his own impatience – and the blessing from his father Isaac away from him.  And in doing so, missed out on the path & blessings God had in store for them.

Jacob was learning to be fairly patient later as he waited to wed Rachel and for Laban to release him, but he still wanted to be in charge. God had to wrestle with him before Jacob acknowledged that He was in control.  And I’m pretty sure it was NOT easy for Noah to wait, to be patient for God’s timing.

The waiting is hard. But God still works in the waiting. He works ON us. He works IN us.  He’s not making us wait for no reason. He’s got His own reason.  I’m reminded of one of Moses’ last speeches to the Israelites in Deuteronomy 8:2:

Don’t forget how the Lord your God has led you through the desert for the past forty years. He wanted to find out if you were truly willing to obey him and depend on him, so he made you go hungry. Then he gave you manna, a kind of food that you and your ancestors had never even heard about. The Lord was teaching you that people need more than food to live—they need every word that the Lord has spoken.

Plus I wonder how many blessings I’ve missed due to my tendency to run out ahead of God…

Learning to Be
When to Wait, When to Act

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“Everything will come in due course, if you have the gumption to wait for it.”

–Fyodor Dostoyevsky

To God Belong Wisdom and Power   1 comment

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Job 12: 10:  “In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.” (NIV)

Job 12: 13-15:  “With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.  Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.  Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.”

Job 12: 17-21:  “He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools.     He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle.  He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty.  He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.  He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.”

Job 12: 23-25:  “He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again.  He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.  They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.”

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“Intelligence alone is not nearly enough when it comes to acting wisely.”

–Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Jackson, Wyoming   19 comments

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Jackson Death Camp

[10 May 2012]

Jackson, Wyoming
By Tim Shey

Lamentations 3: 64-66:  “Render unto them a recompence, O LORD, according to the work of their hands.  Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them.  Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD.”

Lamentations 4: 13-14:  “For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the midst of her,  They have wandered as blind men in the streets, they have polluted themselves with blood, so that men could not touch their garments.”

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Murder of non-persons
Auschwitz-upon-Snake*
Just goose-stepping Nazis
Make no mistake

Supreme Court-sanctioned killer
Is blue** with delight
Give me your money
I’ll take a life

This is my body
Keep your hands off
Rachel is weeping
Because her children are not

Welcome to Jackson
Tourist, stop and rest
Home of the rich and famous
Death Camp of the West

[*The town of Jackson is built near the Snake River.  **Brent Blue is the abortionist.]

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This is a letter that Randy Sheets sent to Marie Stopes International:

“I thought you’d like to know that my wife delivered a beautiful, healthy baby girl that your clinic here in Nha Trang Vietnam told my wife to have an abortion because the baby didn’t have a heartbeat.

“When my wife was about a month pregnant she happily and so proud left the house that morning to go to your clinic here because someone told us Marie Stopes was the best Women’s health clinic in Nha Trang and one of the top in Vietnam.  When she came home about an hour later she was crying and emotionally torn up. YOUR CLINIC told her the baby didn’t have a heart beat (you dumb asses) don’t even know that sometimes a heart beat isn’t audible until 12 weeks.,  But your office was hoping my wife would be like the countless other ignorant, uneducated young girls, who believe anything a doctor tells them, but unfortunately for you, I am an American, educated, retired Naval Officer who immediately saw something seriously wrong with her report.
“It took me 2 hours to get her calmed down and after talking nonstop and showing her countless internet articles I finally got her to believe that your company is EVIL. and that you do abortions in fact push abortions.. I did some research on you guys.    By the way, she told me later that one of her friends had an abortion from you because their babies didn’t have a heart beat…..
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“So, wanted you to know you have God to answer to.  You’re cursed and God will surely judge and has judged you all in all of your evil affairs.
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“Shame on you.  How can you even sleep at night????”
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–Andrew Sheets
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Nha Trang Vietnam

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Here is a comment from “Abortion Protests and Counter Protests in Full Swing in Jackson” (Channel 8 News; Idaho Falls, Idaho):

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“I was in Jackson a week previously with Missionaries to the Preborn’s aborted baby pictures, and found a lot of the residents are shortsighted selfish bloodthirsty pro-aborts, but there are many good residents too who understand abortion is murder.  They appreciated our graphic abortion signs which show how vicious the abortion industry is.  The Jackson police learned from their local courts to not trample on the Constution any more, so at last notice the Jackson law enforcement personnel were being reasonable about the First Amendment even while local pro-aborts were trying imaginative dirty tricks like trying to con traffic into driving around the pictures that reveal what abortion is.  The fact the babykilling industry works so hard to avoid and cover up the vile butchery of abortion shows how scared they are of the truth coming out.  They claim they are ‘protecting children’ from seeing slaughtered babies, but in reality kids like to see the gore just like they do at Halloween, and in reality the pro-aborts don’t want to have to explain to their children that they have already murdered their missing brothers and sisters.  Their unresolved guilt will continue to torment them until they sincerely confess and repent, as many have already learned to do.”

Jeremiah 31: 15:  “Thus saith the LORD; A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rahel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.”

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“People speak sometimes about the ‘bestial’ cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.”

–Fyodor Dostoyevsky

He Beheld the City and Wept Over It
Jacksonites, Yours is a Bloody City
Psychologists finally acknowledge “moral injuries”
Obama still silent on victims of Dr. Kermit Gosnell
Murder and Regret

Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Wyoming
Jackson Hole Landslide by Jeremy Aughenbaugh
Nevada man, anti-abortion group sue town of Jackson
National Abortion and the Great Awakening
VIDEO:  Is this Abortion Doctor Demon Possessed?
Scorched Earth

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The United States is worse than Nazi Germany

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This is Sodom! This is Sodom!   56 comments

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The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah

25 August 2012

Today I was hitchhiking north on U.S. 395 and was dropped off at Davis Creek, California.  I got a hamburger and something to drink at the country store in Davis Creek.  From Davis Creek I continued walking north.

It seemed like it was a slow day for getting rides.  I walked a few miles and began to run out of water.  It was very warm (around 86 degrees F) and the air was smoky from all of the wildfires in the northern California-eastern Oregon neighborhood.  Last night, as I slept in my sheepherder’s camper at my friends’ place, the air seemed smokier than usual (the air has been smoky for most of the past month).

I stopped walking and began to wonder why it was taking me so long to get to Lakeview, Oregon.  Then I realized that the Lord was delaying me for a reason (Jesus Christ is Lord over my hitchhiking).

I stood there on the side of the road for quite some time.  Then this older lady in an old pickup pulled over to give me a ride.

She told me, as the conversation progressed, that she was born in England during the war (World War II); her dad was in the Air Force.  They moved to California when she was one year old.  She did most of the talking.  It was difficult to understand her at times; she seemed slightly eccentric.

She was talking and then she started complaining about all of the smoke in the air and all of the wildfires.  Then she exclaimed, “This is Sodom!  This is Sodom!”

I replied, “Yeah, there is a lot of sin in this country.”  (I mentioned the sins of abortion and homosexuality)

She told me that she was a believer.  She also said that there were too many churches that didn’t believe there was a devil.  She had a Bible on the dashboard of her pickup.  She mentioned Proverbs 20:18, so I took her Bible and read that verse out loud (“Every purpose is established by counsel:  and with good advice make war.”)

She talked some more and then exclaimed again, “This is Sodom!  This is Sodom!”

I again nodded in agreement.  I don’t know how many times she said “This is Sodom!”, but I knew that she was repeating it for a reason.  “In the mouth of two or three witnesses, let every word be established.”  I knew that the Lord had her pick me up so that I could hear what she had to say.

Three or four times she reminded me to pass her message on to others.  I told her that I would do that.  She dropped me off near the county courthouse in Lakeview.

Out of the mouths of babes, sucklings and eccentric people, Thou has perfected praise.  “The Lord uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise.”

The Lord had that lady pick me up.  She kept repeating, “This is Sodom!”  What does this mean?  Maybe the drought and wildfires are just the beginning of sorrows for the United States.  Maybe more judgment is coming.  This is a perverse generation.

Genesis 19: 24-28:

“Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;  And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground. But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. And Abraham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood before the LORD:  And he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and, lo, the smoke of the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.”

Jackson, Wyoming
Homosexuality is a Sin
When I Came to Destroy the City
Goodbye, Las Vegas
Prophecies and Visions of Dimitru Duduman
America Under God’s Judgment–The Battle Hymn of the Republic
Psychologists finally acknowledge “moral injuries”
Flee California!
Warnings from God
Dimitru Duduman–America Will Burn
Sodom and Then Some
It’s Time For Justice
Turkish News Report on Adrenochrome
Remember Lot’s Wife

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The cities of the plain:  Sodom, Gomorrah, Admah, Zeboiim and Zoar

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United States of Sodom and Gomorrah

you cannot be arrogant and still be right with God
California Drought
The Eruption of Mount Pelee, St. Pierre, Martinique, 1902
Subtle Judgments
How the Lord Will Protect the Righteous When America is Attacked

Hillary Clinton and Jezebel
Modern day Baal worship, playing with fire
Flip Benham at a City Council Meeting
The Two Voices
Las Vegas Earthquake
Jacksonites, Yours is a Bloody City
The Hidden Message in the Story of Abraham and Lot
Sodom’s Judges
Shocking Discovery in SODOM & GOMORRAH

Ezekiel 14: 13: “Son of man, when the land sinneth against me by trespassing grievously, then will I stretch out mine hand upon it, and will break the staff of the bread thereof, and will send famine upon it, and will cut off man and beast from it.”

Ezekiel 15: 7-8: “And I will set my face against them; they shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I set my face against them. And I will make the land desolate, because they have committed a trespass, saith the Lord GOD.”
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Ezekiel 16: 20-21: “Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter, That thou hast slain my children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?”
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Jeremiah 3: 3: “Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore’s forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.”
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“Woe to the man who offends a small child!”
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–Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Freedom to Bear Arms   7 comments

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Here is an excellent video on The Battle of Athens, Tennessee in 1946.  I would like to thank Gorges Smythe for bringing this to my attention.

Keep Your Powder Dry

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The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

“A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

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“Remembering the words of Nehemiah the Prophet: ‘The trowel in hand and the gun rather loose in the holster.'”

–T.S. Eliot

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“I have a very strict gun control policy:  if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.”

–Clint Eastwood

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“This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized
nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our
police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the
future.”

–Adolf Hitler, 1935

Quotes from Thomas Jefferson
Constituting America
More Guns, Less Crime
Well Regulated Militia Being Necessary to the Security of a Free State
A Revolutionary People at War
Ann Coulter
Selective Outrage
Gun Control–or People Control?
Everyone of the mass murderers was a Democrat
Black conservative leaders discus how the NRA was created to protect freed slaves
A Slave’s Response to His Former Owner
A Valentine for Frederick Douglass
Civil war battle lines being drawn as. . . gun manufacturers relocate to pro-Constitution states
Molon Labe
US income tax unlawful
The St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre
Hand on the Helm
Regulation Migration:  Guns Companies Continue to Move Operations to Southern States
Esther and the Second Amendment
The Future in Hindsight
Ben Carson is Right:  Yes, Jews should have had guns in the Holocaust
Magistrate’s Protection of the Innocent
A Dream about Donald Trump
Some Gun Control History
St. George Tucker:  “the right of the people to keep and bear arms”

Live Free or Die

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“In the end they will lay their freedom at our feet and say to us, Make us your slaves, but feed us.”

–Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.”

–George Washington

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The American Culture of Death   9 comments

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My thoughts and prayers go out to the grieving parents who lost their children in the mass shooting in Connecticut.*

But the United States is a culture of death. We are still murdering 4000 pre-born baby boys and girls every day–LEGALLY–rubber stamped by our Supreme Court (Roe v Wade 1973). There is very little outrage over the shedding of innocent blood by abortionists. THE NEW YORK TIMES will never have headlines that read: “4000 More Babies Killed Today”. The NBA will never have a moment of silence before a basketball game for the aborted babies in this country. In places like Jackson, Wyoming, most people there would run over a thousand human babies just to save one wolf cub or save one eagle egg. This is a perverse generation.

Jackson, Wyoming

I remember I was living in Ames, Iowa–-I think it was in the 1990s–-and this mother of two from South Carolina put her kids in a car, pushed the car into a lake and the two kids drowned. There was a great public outcry. Then this local Catholic priest from Ames wrote a letter to the editor and said something like, “What’s the big deal? We murder children before they are born in this country, who cares if we murder them after they are born?” He really caused a stir in the Ames area and on the Iowa State University campus.

Because of this mass shooting in Connecticut, there will be heated debates about guns and gun control. But guns don’t kill people. It is the person who controls the trigger who kills people.

If they try to ban guns, they should ban cars, planes and abortion clinics. Cars, planes and abortion clinics kill people.

*[I now believe that the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax.]

Guns Don’t Kill People; Liberals Kill People

“God’s Word makes this claim: Here is the promised consequence:  Hosea 4:2 ESV – ‘…there is swearing, lying, murder, stealing, and committing adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.’ Innocent bloodshed has its consequences. God hates sin because it hates us and has consequences that we see manifested today in our nation. God is not only saddened He is angry. It’s time to repent, not just to mourn!”

–Chet Gallagher

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“The soul is healed by being with children.”

–Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Killing of Children in America
The Killer Angels
Psychologists finally acknowledge “moral injuries”
Goldberg, Williamson on Ginsburg:  ‘We Only Whisper It’, ‘Abort the Poor’
Citizen speaks out on Sandy Hook hoax
National Abortion and the Great Awakening

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