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#399546 Fools

Posted by John81 on Yesterday, 07:18 AM

As much as I dislike Obama as president I'm glad McCain didn't get that office for if he acted as he has talked for most of this century he would have had America at war with many countries. A few of his fellow Republicans join him in this extreme war hawk attitude. Continuous calls to arm groups who are not our allies to fight those McCain doesn't like, calls to bomb Russians in Georgia and Ukraine, to bomb Iran and Syria, to provoke North Korea, to directly confront China near her coast.


Russia, who has a strong national leader so unlike Obama, infuriates Obama and he's made it his goal to hold Russia up as the boogie man so he can punish Putin for not licking his shoes. Focusing upon Russia also helps him turn attention from his Muslim friends.


Nothing has been learned from WWI. We have more entangling alliances now than before. It was entangling alliances that brought so many so quickly into war in WWI. We also have those exceedingly willing and quick to want to shoot rather than access situations, which is part of the reason some were so quick to jump to war and set off WWI.


They cry out that they want peace but they call for war after war as their means of achieving peace.

#399545 Woman Sets Baby On Fire On Nj Highway

Posted by John81 on Yesterday, 07:10 AM

We each have a sin nature and are capable of all sorts of evil. Whether out of our own evil thoughts or influence from devils man sins.


Until rather recent times, historically speaking, children haven't held the status they have for most of us in the West today. Even today, in some parts of the world, children are not generally held in high regard, often looked upon as burdens, sometimes seen as less valuable than a family pet.


Throughout history babies have been aborted or shortly after birth been tossed off cliffs, tossed into oceans (rivers, lakes) or left in the wilderness to die. In times of war children have often been targeted for death along with adults. Even when the children were older if they angered an adult or became seen as a problem or burden, it was rather common for them to be driven off to fend for themselves or killed.


Mankind has a long history of killing babies and children in a variety of ways, often with the acceptance, even approval of the society at large.


Our sin natures, left unchecked, are capable of any wickedness.

#399536 World Economic Forum In Davos, Switzerland Turns To Mindfulness Meditation

Posted by John81 on 23 January 2015 - 06:31 PM

This same group discussed and made pious sounding statements regarding global warming even after they flew there in 1,700 private jets. No doubt their "carbon footprint" in flying around in so many jets somehow doesn't impact global warming like folks who have to drive back and forth to work to make a living.


At the same meeting, a multi-billionaire announced that people should learn to live within their means. Easy for him to say when he lives in mansions, has his own private jet and yacht, with billions in bank accounts.

#399482 Way Of Life - Angry Birds - The Real Issue

Posted by John81 on 22 January 2015 - 08:21 PM

Try pointing out to IFBs that their wives cropped short hair is unbiblical and see some real angry birds and hate!

#399481 Back To The Future

Posted by John81 on 22 January 2015 - 08:18 PM

Not to mention many scientists have now conveniently changed their mind and decided Neanderthal was actually far more like modern humans than apes. They've therefore changed their drawings of them to reflect a more "modern human look" rather than the more dimwitted and "primitive" cave-dweller look previously popular.


Each new bit of actual evidence forces them to change their theories just as each shift in the PC winds forces them to change their theories to suit the powers that be...which have the most important power of all, to fund or defund their work!

#399431 Famine Coming Soon

Posted by John81 on 22 January 2015 - 07:56 AM

John and all,


Some scientist believe we are entering a very, very, cold change in climate. John Casey wrote a book called "Cold Sun" which explains why they believe it. If you go on you tube you can hear him explain what is coming. The Russian scientists are predicting a new Little Ice Age. That explains why they want the Crimean warm water port. A change in the sun's energy out put effects the earth by cooling climate and more and harder earthquakes accompanied by more volcanoes. John Casey believes we face large crop losses over the next thirty years. We are seeing large dips in the jet stream and dry areas already.


Since what they are predicting will cause all the things Jesus said would come as the day of the Lord approaches, it is worth checking out.

While Scripture is true, the theories of scientists often are not.


When I was a child the scientists were predicting a coming ice age. The school textbooks were filled with warnings of the coming ice age and what that would mean. Then virtually overnight they went from telling us an ice age was coming to declaring the horrible threat of global warming! That new theory of doom prevailed for many years until, like the previous coming ice sheets theory, it was so obvious there was nothing to worry about they had to come up with something new. Now they warn about "climate change", which any type of weather can conveniently fit into that category, and declare this climate change is because of man.


Basically, for the past decade global temperatures have remained steady. The president just declared global temperatures rose in 2014 but his comment was based upon some data which says the temperature was some tenths of a degree warmer. Not only did he fail to cite the exceedingly tiny possible "warming" but he failed to point out that this tiny difference falls well within the margin of error and is therefore totally meaningless.


Most scientists, like the rest of the population, are lost sinners and being such they are less than truthful, subject to greed, enjoy fame and recognition, etc. In order to get hefty grants to fund their research and pet projects it's a common practice for many scientists to promote any theory that happens to be PC at the time in order to gain grants from the government and universities.


While there are some who claim the sun is going to grow colder, there are others claiming the sun is going to grow hotter. Some still hold to the global warming aspect of "climate change" while some others are saying the climate change will bring about a new ice age. Also of note is how they no longer predict a very slow coming ice age as they once did, but now warn of an almost instant ice age along the lines of the Dennis Quaid movie, "Day After Tomorrow".


So, scientists are hardly unified upon their views and the theories they support tend to shift with the shifting of funding.


Russia has controlled the warm water port in Crimea since the time of Catherine the Great. Russia has always needed warm water ports. During the American "civil war" Russia and the USA cozied up in the face of possible war with England. This enabled Russia to keep her fleet at sea, using American ports, during the winter months.


If you research what Russia has been doing you will find they are of the belief temperatures will warm somewhat, not get colder. This is why they have been so busy exploring and staking claims in the northern regions.


Besides all these things, we know from Scripture the world will continue as in the days of Noah with things going on as normal. There is no direct warning of His impending return. Scripture says if we are about the Father's business when He returns we will be doing well.


Much better to simply go by what Scripture actually says rather than try to predict the future which Scripture says we can't do.

#399424 Former President Jimmy Carter Blames Israel (“Palestinian Problem”) For Recen...

Posted by John81 on 21 January 2015 - 09:11 PM


You make a lot of statements about what America does, has done, or hasn't done: I don't have the time to verify all of them. But I know a little of what the Word of God says and I also know that, according to statistics, there are more Jews living in the US than anywhere else on earth; even Israel. They have been allowed to live here, largely unmolested, and to prosper greatly. That should say something about how SOME of us treat the Jews. I can't speak for everyone, but as for myself and most of the Christians I rub shoulders with, we believe in that mindset.

Last year it was reported that for the first time since it's inception more Jews reside in Israel than anywhere, including America. That's seen as a good thing by Israel as well as by those Christians who believe the Jews will virtually all be in Israel near the end.


On a side note, even before the latest Muslim terror strikes in France, a large percentage of Jews in France have moved to Israel and the exodus continues.


Like most nations, the treatment of Jews has been a roller coaster even here, and in such a large nation there have been areas of acceptance and bad treatment at the same time. Ironically, Grant didn't like Jews and wrote considering this matter, even putting forth orders against Jews near his army, while the Jews in the South at that time were well integrated and accepted, even in the government.


In previous postings I've posted citations and/or links to what I've mentioned above regarding America's history with Israel. America was among the first to acknowledge Israel as a new nation but then joined with England and other nations in declaring an arms embargo so arms couldn't be sold to Israel. Oddly enough, if it were not for the assistance of the Soviet Union, Eastern Bloc nations and then socialist France, it's likely Israel would not have survived their birth as the well armed Arab nations sought to end them.


Nevertheless, the Soviets (and their Eastern Bloc allies) eventually dropped Israel in favor of making strategic alliances with some Arab nations. At that point America forged an alliance with Israel which has been in place ever since. It's been a mixed deal for Israel. Even Reagan punished Israel for bombing Iraq's nuclear plant by denying them weapons shipments and instead selling fighter planes to the Arabs.


Israel has benefited from the alliance with America that even though there are a lot of messes to deal with because of it, Israel is at a point economically, industrially, agriculturally, technologically and militarily that she can stand on her own if some American president decides to end the alliance.


Myself, I've been pro-Israel since before I was saved. Even before I was saved I was upset by the hamstringing of Israel by American presidents who demanded prior notice, prior approval and a heavy hand regarding decisions made involving Israel's involvement with her Arab neighbors and the Pals among them.

#399423 Obama Calls Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ A ‘Story Of Freedom’ In State Of Union Address

Posted by John81 on 21 January 2015 - 08:54 PM

What he doesn't know is that his "freedom" is bondage....... to sin

Indeed, and sadly most Republicans are now for such "freedom" too.

#399421 Famine Coming Soon

Posted by John81 on 21 January 2015 - 08:49 PM

Matthew 24:7-8

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.


8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.


Luke 21:10

10 Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:

11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.


The sorrows are like birth pains, as we near the day of the Lord the signs will become harder and harder and more frequent.


Yes we have had famines and the other signs through the ages, but near the end the signs will become harder and harder and more frequent.

None of this is occurring in a more frequent or harder manner today than in the past so wouldn't that be a sign the end is yet some ways off?


It also says these things shall be in divers places which means not everyone will be effected by each or perhaps by any of them.


Other than Christ's return being closer now than when we were saved, there is nothing to indicate from those verses that His coming is going to be in our lifetime.


Even so, when I found diet root beer on sale I stocked up on some so now my water supply will last longer if a famine hits us this winter.

#399413 Famine Coming Soon

Posted by John81 on 21 January 2015 - 06:14 PM

As I've said before, if someone wants to store food, that's up to them, but the idea that Scripture says we WILL face famine and that we should be stockpiling food because of that idea, simply isn't scriptural.

#399377 Former President Jimmy Carter Blames Israel (“Palestinian Problem”) For Recen...

Posted by John81 on 21 January 2015 - 07:46 AM

Replacement theology has nothing to do with Obama's handling of matters in the Middle East or with his policies regarding Muslim terrorists.


Prior to Obama, most American presidents since the modern inception of Israel have held to beliefs which included the idea Israel is the land of the Jews, and most held to a view that more Jews would fill Israel, America should support Israel, and end-time events would revolve around Israel. That's not replacement theology.

#399330 Former President Jimmy Carter Blames Israel (“Palestinian Problem”) For Recen...

Posted by John81 on 20 January 2015 - 07:44 AM

Peaceful Muslims living near us are not the ones deciding how the matters between Israel and the so-called Palestinians will be dealt with. Notice how the Pals elected terrorists intent upon radical Islam as their leaders. There is no right dealing with these.


On a personal level, I deal with all people on an individual basis. I don't see an Irishman and judge him one thing, a Muslim another, a black man a certain way, a Russian... As Scripture says, as much as I can on my part, I live at peace with all.


That's for individuals and isn't a matter of international politics which is typically lead on all sides by the godless lost souls serving the interests of the devil.

#399329 Famine Coming Soon

Posted by John81 on 20 January 2015 - 07:39 AM

There is a reason the Lord tells us not to worry.


31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Matthew 6:31-34


None of us knows what the future holds. We could live out our days in great plenty and peace. We could be hit by terrible calamities. War and famine could befall our land. We may pass from this life today.


One thing we do know is that God is in control. He calls us to give our attention to Him and He promises to supply our needs.


Ye of little faith...yes, that was me in so many areas in years gone by but by His grace and experiencing His great provision, protection and love over the years I've come to believe the Word is true, we can take His Word literally, we can trust Him and He will make a way and provide for us when we see nothing for Him to work with.


If a months worth, six months, or a years worth of food stored away makes someone feel better that's fine as far as it goes, but ones confidence can't be in such material things. As well, in times of lack those who have plenty are become targets for those without. What then? Will you share your stockpile with all who ask as Scripture says or will you close your hearts and use force, even killing others to keep the food from them? What will you do when you find yourself surrounded by those well armed intent upon taking all you have by force?


In this life anything we tend to ourselves is subject to many flaws and often opens the doors many other problems.


This is nothing new. Many folks built bomb shelters in their yards, fortified their basements, built escape shelters away from cities so they could escape the coming nuclear war so many said was coming. They stocked these places with food, water, weapons and medical supplies. Virtually all went to waste.


During theY2K hype there were so many people doing similar. Families were stocking up on beans and rice, guns and ammunition.


As Scripture says, nothing new under the sun. Yet we know our unchanging God has promised to care for His own and He is well capable of doing this whether we have a year of food stocked in the garage or only one granola bar in an othewise bare pantry.

#399254 Famine Coming Soon

Posted by John81 on 19 January 2015 - 07:53 AM

Whether I have a years worth of food stocked in the basement or one small can of beans in the cabinet I know God will provide. In good times and bad the Lord has never let me go hungry. At home or far away, the Lord has provided. I know without doubt the Lord can and will provide our daily bread regardless of the power grid, crop production, famine, war or whatever may come about.


We who have are told in Scripture to share with those who have not. If we obey our Lord, whatever stock we have won't be ours alone, but for the care of however many others have need. Whether friend or foe Scripture says we are to give, asking nothing in return, when others seek our help. Scripture also says if we see others in need and could help but don't...

#399232 Woman Sets Baby On Fire On Nj Highway

Posted by John81 on 18 January 2015 - 10:32 PM

I was just speaking with someone about the seeming rash of mothers killing their own children recently.


I guess such things is nothing new (we read of Jews copying heathens in sacrificing their children to false gods in the OT) but it's terrible to see so many mothers killing their children today.

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