My Return to Other Subjects

I’m sure that many people just thought I stopped reading the Bible every day, but that would be incorrect. I went to visit family in New York and had not taken my computer. It was too difficult to post from my phone, so I just took my Bible notes straight to Facebook instead of posting the link to this site.

I had started posting them here in this blog because I thought it would be convenient for someone who wanted use this as a reference, but there is very small demand for my opinion on the psalms or the Book of Ruth. Besides, I am doing this for ME. I need to read, analyze, and post to exercise my spirit and my mind, regardless of who is reading it.

I also did it to keep my mind free of the horrible political nastiness that we had achieved as a nation by this past August. I had no idea it would get as bad as it has since then. I also didn’t know how badly the church would be effected by it. We seem to be getting our marching orders from various activist groups instead of the Bible and the Holy Spirit.

Unfortunately, it is not enough to preach the truth and ignore the errors of our godless nation. You actually must oppose evil. As Paul told Titus, “They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach,” Titus 1:11. Stay tuned.

Babylon the Great

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.” And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her, I marveled greatly. Revelation 17:1-6.

There are so many images and symbols in this chapter it is hard to know where to begin. So I tend to stick with big picture issues instead of those things that are beyond me.

Whoever this woman is, we know she represents a worldwide cult of sexual immorality. She rides the great beast that demands to be worshiped as god, but the beast hates her and will eventually destroy her. So, although she serves the beast’s purposes, she is only a tool to use against the church. All this insane sexual “freedom” will not last.

I saw two news stories within a week, in which a group of Muslims in the UK got LGBT education tossed out of their school. Shortly thereafter, I saw that a UK journalist is being prosecuted for a hate crimes because she would not call a transexual by his preferred gender pronoun. The journalist is a Christian, and one with actual moral convictions. She is going down, but the Muslims aren’t, which does look like all this jack-booted sexual fascism is just weaponized sin to use against the church.

Something Bigger Than Climate Change

The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and a loud voice came out of the temple, from the throne, saying, “It is done!” And there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake. The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered Babylon the great, to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath. And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found. And great hailstones, about one hundred pounds each, fell from heaven on people; and they cursed God for the plague of the hail, because the plague was so severe. Revelation 16:17-21.

When you don’t have an almighty God to fear, I suppose you can get pretty worked up about a 2 degree change in the Earth’s temperature. And it must be pretty exhilarating to think you’re saving the world by forcing your neighbor to junk his SUV and take the bus. But there may be something more important to save that we are more certain to lose: our souls.

Before you call ME a crazy alarmist, remember that death is not an unproven theory and does not rely on computer models to forecast our demise. So, cosmically speaking, it is a small extrapolation to predict the sun will someday run out of hydrogen and leave the Earth cold and dead. What sets me and my kind apart is the belief that this could feasibly happen in our lifetime. AND that you can do something about it and save yourself. Isn’t that worth considering?