The Atrocities Of Men And The Wrath Of God

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“He will avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries”

A disturbing video capturing a vicious beheading of a defenseless priest in Syria has compelled me to illustrate how ‘Jesus-hating evildoers’ will be made to tremble (and eternally perish) on the day of judgement when confronted with God’s wrath.

In our day, it is common for people to speak of God in one of two ways.

1. They are totally dismissive and proudly exhibit unbelief with bitter contempt and self righteous indignation

2. They are ignorant of divine attributes preferring an impotent, sentimental bystander, only to be referenced and acknowledged when most convenient or necessary

The Truth (which will be experienced with terrifying horror by those who viciously shed the blood of innocents) is that He is a Holy God to be feared.

The final day of judgement is swiftly approaching. God’s justice will be sudden and most severe. The tormentors will be tormented. Their punishment will far exceed their evil deeds – no matter how vile and depraved their transgressions. Regardless, they remain every bit deserving of the fiery hell that awaits them.

God’s Son (accompanied by His army of angels) will return. His second coming will mark the final demise of the wicked.

And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.

And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea.

And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood.

And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus.

For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.

And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments.

And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.

And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.

And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain,

And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.

And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.

Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.

And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great….

And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.”

- Revelation 16

Liberal Word Manipulation And Mind Control

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The political and social strategy of the radicals in Washington is clear:

* Control the narrative
* Control public opinion
* Control the culture
* Control the vote

* Repeat the pattern until such time that the Country implodes (and/or is severely weakened socially, morally, economically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually).

The easiest way to control the narrative is through the utilization and manipulation of a complicit media to define the issues ‘that matter’ and promote the political ‘solution.’ Achieving such ends is made easier (and more convenient) by creating little slogans or labels and basically beating the community-at-large (consisting of friend, foe, and everyone in between) over the head with it…..repeatedly…..time and time again……at nauseum.

Throw in today’s divided and demoralized social-political climate, a little bit of apathy, and some low voter IQ – and watch a considerable majority of the population blindly respond to the promise (no matter how empty) of a greater future or even a greater present! We are currently witnessing an impenetrable monopoly on the nation as applied by a strongly unified, radically-progressive elite.

Let’s consider the trendy ‘catchphrases’ used to advance the talking points of the liberal-left. After all, both the agendas and the hypocrisies are easily identified upon close examination – it all depends on your degree of impartiality. Anybody with a shred of decency and common sense will observe a comprehensive unwillingness on the part of the radical left to advance any kind of practical, ethical, or moral decisions/policies for the good of the people.

‘War On Women’ – A label used, most often in relation to mandated healthcare coverage, to disparage conservative efforts to protect employers’ “rights of conscience”, restrict taxpayer- funded abortions, and require women to pay for their own sexual contraception.

The Hypocrisy – Many liberal progressives, including the POTUS, endorse (or remain silent) as women and young girls are repressed, silenced, breaten, raped, murdered, discriminated, insulted, and humiliated in the name of Allah! Which party is really the one complicit in a ‘War on Women’?

‘Marriage Equality’ – A term used to neuter and neutralize efforts to uphold traditional marriage.

The Hypocrisy – So marriage is what based on what???

What we really have here is a purposefully arbitrary failure to actually redefine marriage in any meaningful or consistent way, leaving the door wide open for endless consequence and confusion.

‘Voters Rights’ – The idea that implementing safeguards, in the form of requiring proper ID at election polls, is somehow a racist proposition.

The Hypocrisy – I never understood how the Dems try to connect voter ID to racism – if I was African-American, I would be offended by such perspectives. Are they actually insinuating that African-Americans, and minorities in general, cannot obtain valid ID? That’s a backwards generalization if I ever heard one! Shouldn’t we look to protect one of our most sacred privileges from fraud and corruption?

‘Anti-Immigration’ – A term used to vilify those who seek to uphold current immigration laws against violators and/or those who attempt to do so.

The Hypocrisy – Reckless executive orders rewarding incarcerated illegals. These recent ‘random pardons’ fly in the face of sound national security policy and protections that seek to minimize opportunity to those who look to abuse our systems (or even worse, engage in terrorist activities on our soil.) Rather, let’s support those who proudly await ‘legal’ entrance/naturalization – that we may once again be a land of opportunity!

‘Islamaphobia’ (Related: ‘Man-CAUSED Disaster) – A term used to condemn those who seek to remain vigilant against Jihadists.

DHS head Janet Napolitano prefers a different descriptor when addressing acts of terror -

“I presume there is always a threat from terrorism…I referred to “man-caused” disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur.” This is why the massacre committed by the radical Fort Hood ‘terrorist’ was swiftly deemed an act of “workplace violence.”

The Hypocrisy: I guess a tendency to facilitate these “man-caused disasters” are being projected upon angry, God-fearing patriots. You know, those freedom-loving Constitutionalists who seem to be at the top of our government’s hit-list these days. They continue to be unreasonably and unjustifiably identified as having major insurrection potential.

‘Gun control’ – The term used to condemn those who oppose excessive gun restrictions/regulations (regardless of the 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms.)

The Hypocrisy – Most high-profile gun-control advocates (NY Mayor Bloomberg immediately comes to mind) are well protected by a plethora of armed guards. Even worse is how this administration continues to heavily arm those whose job it is to identify and control terror threats – you know, those tea-party activists. DHS is rapidly shifting their focus away from foreign infiltrations toward home-grown domestic agitators of the God fearing, patriotic sort. Again, remember who’s at the top of that list! Who needs protection from who in this scenario?

‘Domestic Security Surveillance’ – National security can essentially be claimed to justify even the most intrusive violation of personal dignity. But the Constitution and the majority of Americans resist these extensive intrusions without just cause.

“In the wake of 9/11, mass surveillance has become one of the U.S. government’s principal strategies for protecting national security. Over the past decade, the government has asserted sweeping power to conduct dragnet collection and analysis of innocent Americans’ telephone calls and e-mails, web browsing records, financial records, credit reports, and library records. The government has also asserted expansive authority to monitor Americans’ peaceful political and religious activities.” – ACLU

The Hypocrisy – The POTUS has yet to release his college transcript or a legitimate birth certificate/social security card (and has spent reportedly $5 million in legal fees to keep his records hidden). So far, the unprecedented and extensive information gathering has not been as successful in stopping acts of terror as it has in punishing, blackmailing, and threatening political enemies, impartial journalists, and those who oppose government’s agenda-based legislation!

Again, beware of government propaganda; and whenever a statement comes out of the White House, be sure to always read between the lines. Be cognizant of the hidden meanings, indoctrination efforts, and the overall agenda. Don’t let the government tell you how to think! Do your own research so you can consider all the long-term ramification/consequences and ultimately decide for yourself what is most important!

God Bless!

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Government Intervention Is Never The Answer – Part 3

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Do we ever fear for the future? Are we so distracted that we fail to acknowledge how ‘Big Government’ continues to borrow and spend at an alarming rate?

The federal government working in collaboration with the Federal Reserve – a private entity comprised of ‘member banks’ with almost unlimited fiscal and economic power and influence – are inflicting irreconcilable fiscal harm upon our nation. With basically no accountability, this Federal Reserve Bank continues to print money and set interest rates at the expense of the taxpayer – this seems to be our standard monetary policy, and all it does is put us further in a hole!

What happened when the housing market went belly-up and the economy tanked? Well, our government quickly responded by providing loans to various corporations, including investment banks deemed ‘too big too fail’ – enabling them to stabilize in hopes that the overall economy would eventually recover.

Unfortunately, if we take the time and look a little a closer at what really is going on, we may realize how a massively powerful select minority continues to prop themselves up while the rest of us are swiftly plummeting toward economic ruin.

Many years ago, the government promised to expand the dream of home ownership by pressuring banks to offer private as well as federal-backed mortgage loans (Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae) to individuals and families who previously did not qualify. In many cases, the loans should have never been made as a majority of the buyers lacked the financial resources to rightfully be approved for a mortgage. As the economy started taking a downturn, homeowners started defaulting on their loans; and eventually, everything was affected. Many had to declare bankruptcy as they were facing foreclosure, while the overall economy started to plummet with many small and large corporations going out of business. Unemployment also started to rise, while at the same time the country was still healing from the emotional and financial devastation brought about by the 9/11 tragedies.

Another unfortunate consequence was the controversial bailout of the auto industry. But in the end, the move that really troubled the masses was the bailout of the Wall Street banks, especially since many of these institutions were mired in careless risk and excessive greed. But in swooped our government, coming to their aid, ultimately rewarding their reckless trading and loan practices.

Primarily, it was our government that caused the mess in the first place. We are ultimately left to wonder – how many of our own elected officials stood to gain from the bailouts? And even worse – why is it that these investment banks continue to profit while the American citizen (and the nation as a whole) continues to fiscally flounder?

According to a report by Bloomberg News, after the Federal Reserve came to the aid of the ‘too big too fails’ – these big banks were able to turn around and capitalize on the central bank’s below-market rates to the tune of $13 billion. In the end, these banks are sitting on tons of money, while our government continues to spend us into oblivion as we continue to sweat.

At the risk of over-simplifying the matter, I’d like to take another look at the problem through the lens of our current administration so we can all get a general sense of how business is being conducted. Basically, our government proceeds to have the Federal Reserve Bank print money for programs at the expense of the taxpayer, while in the process devaluing the dollar, increasing our debt, and ultimately assuring the inevitability of an economic meltdown.

If we look at recent history, we are seeing how government continues to cause our economic problems, then, in an attempt to fix them, creates a much greater one. As economic collapse continues to loom, the ‘powers-that-be’ are poised for a grand takeover of epic proportions. If it sounds like the apocalypse is at hand – I’m sorry to say, but it may very well be!

At the very least, our government is acting as the intermediary in support of special interests. One who essentially brokered a deal enabling the Federal Reserve Bank to bail out the big investment banks deemed ‘too big too fail.’

I don’t know about everyone else, but I smell a scam. A sinister scam built on a demonic foundation of complicit theft, covertness, deceit, and greed.

Government Intervention Is Never The Answer – Part 2

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Socialism does not work!

In fact, neither do unions when the economy is bad. Only in a strong economy will people be able to keep their jobs, keep their benefits, and pursue top salaries for their skills – otherwise, we have a lot of unemployed people relying on government and high taxes.

On the other-hand, there are many hard-working Americans who have spent their entire career at the same company with little to show for it. When a corporation goes under and career employees are let go with nothing – who is to blame? Is it the fault of labor unions whose hard-line tactics force the hand of employers to honor unsustainable salaries/benefits? Or does the fault lie with reckless owners who ultimately act with little regard for their workers?

When it comes to economics, there usually are no easy answers. Neither side has the ultimate solution. Although, a capitalist system is one in which most can benefit as it ultimately enables the individual with some knowledge, a strong work ethic, and a level of ingenuity to build a business from the ground up. At least that’s the way it has traditionally worked in this country. Of course, there is also a need for some form of industry regulation and consumer safeguards – but often, this becomes a breeding ground for pay-offs and buy-backs.

Economically, there will always be ebbs and flows; it’s how we ride it out that ultimately makes the difference. We need to cultivate a workforce that actually fosters hard work and ambition – not hinders it!

Poor people, in particular, have more hope to be assisted and/or rise out of their circumstances in a good economy. A bad economy does nothing but ensure there will be no money to spread around without borrowing from future generations and increasing our debt – which ultimately leads to economic disaster!

Historically, the best chance for overcoming economic struggles was wholly dependent upon the efforts and determination of individuals to ultimately deliver themselves out of their circumstances by becoming part of the competitive workforce. Of course, opportunity is a factor, but government-sponsored supports work best when they help cultivate those opportunities rather than foster economic dependency. Regardless, if consumers don’t have money to spend and product demand is low – there won’t be opportunities, period!

Many of us understand that the economic path we’re traveling is a shaky one; however, we do not seem to fully comprehend the extent of the problem. If we actually exercised a capacity to look beyond our own immediate gratification, maybe we could resist reacting to those who threaten to remove comforts that were never sustainable to begin with.

Government Intervention Is Never The Answer – Part 1

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I’m convinced that government intervention is never the answer, even in the short-term, as the long-term consequences ultimately are always much more painful.

Let’s consider the reckless actions taken by our government to uproot our healthcare system. What we are now facing is not the product of intelligent, well-researched, comprehensive reform that enables the private sector to right itself. Rather, privacy, treatment variety, and economic feasibility have been tossed aside in favor of governmental controls and personal constraints.

Early reports confirm the ‘Affordable Care Act’ to be long on regulations and short on efficiency. Will our overall quality of care improve as costs reduce? Not a chance – the plan is simply not designed to accomplish what it ‘reportedly’ set out to do!

In particular, how is it that TORT reform never made it onto any of the 2,409 pages of the healthcare bill? It’s a real shame, considering the number of ‘lawyer-politicians’ in public office (approximately 46% Legislative and 100% Executive and Judicial Branches = 82% of the overall governing body) who had a hand in promoting this legislation. They are those ultimately responsible for pushing the ACA upon a resistant American majority while malpractice litigation remains a large contributor to the high costs of healthcare in this country.

Why should government decide if a medical procedure is necessary for a particular patient? Sounds to me like there will be room for cost-oriented denials and that an ultimate determination will be made based on a patient’s pre-existing condition (translation: death panel). Instead of solving the problems of pre-existing conditions, aren’t they just back-ending the denial?

We’ve over-diagnosed the problem and hindered the prospect of an effective long-term solution.

Ultimately, whenever government gets its hand in something, sooner or later, it turns out bad – real bad. A prime example is the rising costs of higher education over the past few decades or so. Here’s an article by Mary Kate Cary that was featured in US News & World Report that perfectly illustrates the problem (despite some well-intentioned Federal legislation that looked to give as many people as possible a chance at a good college education) -

The more money the federal government pumps into financial aid, the more money the colleges charge for tuition. Inflation-adjusted tuition and fees have tripled over those same 30 years while aid quadrupled; the aid is going up faster than the tuition. Thanks to the federal government, massive sums of money are available to pay for massive tuitions.

This has nothing to do with costs. According to Neal McCluskey’s research at the Cato Institute, it costs roughly $8,000 a year to educate an undergraduate at an average residential college. Yet the average college bill—including room and board—charged at a private four-year university is $37,000, and $16,000 at a public one. For a long time, college tuition has been rising faster than the inflation rate, which certainly has hurt middle-class families. Colleges can raise tuition with impunity because colleges know they’ll get paid no matter what.

I understand the desire to foster opportunity – to give everyone an equal shot – but at what price? Often, we wind up hurting more than we’re helping. The ends does not justify the means.