Jesus, The Last Boat Leaving…

“Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12)

Yet another wicked shooter, this time in Roseburg, Oregon, has further corroborated the TRUTH of Jesus’ prophecy. How much more can we take?

“If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24:22)

And Jesus continued …

“For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man.” (Matthew 24:38-39)

In those words, spoken just about 2000 years ago, Jesus was detailing what things would be like when He returns. It will be ‘business as usual,’ and his sudden appearance will come as a shock to most people. In several passage in Scripture, our Lord points out the fact that, in the last days of this planet, most everything will be OUT OF CONTROL – where we now find ourselves.

Because God made no robots but created only freethinking people equipped with hearts and wills entirely their own, He will never violate our liberty to decide things for ourselves. We will therefore be doing whatever we please, right up until His return. He will allow that because that’s His nature – the nature of real love. Love never forces anyone into anything their heart doesn’t desire.

Now, for a moment, let’s imagine what it was like for Noah in those days, thousands of years ago. He and his family were living in a place probably much like a hot and dry Arizona desert. And yet they were building a wooden ship the size of several gymnasiums. It’s easy to envision the locals daily making fun of them as they worked on that huge boat. After all, the nearest lake, of any size, was probably several days travel from them. They didn’t have a trailer large enough for it – and they certainly didn’t own a truck powerful enough to pull it there. All the same, God had told Noah to build an ark. He’d told him he was about to flood the entire earth. And why? It was because people then had become as determinedly sick as they are fast becoming today.

But according to a richly subsidized, modern science, that whole story is phony.

Proponents of evolution have been hard at work for years in attempting to discredit the Bible’s account of the flood. They claim that Moses’ narrative (Genesis, chapters 6-9) is just mythology made up by stupid men fumbling to explain away that immense cataclysm (which the geological record perfectly documents). And evolutionists, in their own desperation, attempt to explain it away as – ‘maybe,’ ‘perhaps,’ ‘possibly’ – a comet strike (or other non-sequitur suppositions).

Since science, in the late nineteenth century, was diabolically infected with Darwinian fantasy, it has allowed itself to be prostituted as a handy tool in the effort to discredit God’s word. Even though the Bible had fully informed us of the flood – long before we were displaying bits of its evidences in museums – Satan couldn’t afford to allow man’s knowledge of God to gain any additional momentum from all the natural proof which is still lying around. And so, the facts had to be rearranged and obscured.

All sorts of dizzying, impressive-sounding ‘scientific’ fables have been invented in accommodating fallen mankind’s battle to essentially silence his conscience. If the Bible can be made to appear as merely a politically incorrect collection of superstitious fairy tales, then man will throw it (and God) out the window. And that strategy is working like a clock. Now, people are content to dismiss the truths of creation, the flood, the miracles and warnings of God and His Son’s resurrection, confidently leaning upon the presumptuous guesses of a viciously biased and unscientific ‘scientific’ community.

Nevertheless, just as Paul said, “… since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature-have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse” (Romans 1:20) So, for an introductory lesson in creationism, the next time you’re on a daytime flight to Vegas or the west coast, look out your window to the desert below, and see for yourself what God’s receding flood did to the dirt down there. Seeing is believing. And corroborating the Bible’s flood is just that simple. The whole world, as Paul just said, testifies to the truth of God – because it is the Truth.]

But aside from keeping Noah and his livestock dry for more than a half year on that water, the ark was also intended as a living allegory of the covenant God would one day give the world through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus. Both achievements have much in common – but, principally, like Noah’s watertight ark, Jesus Christ is the only safe conveyance God has prepared for anyone who wants to stay alive – this time, forever. All those who will come aboard by repentance and faith into Jesus WILL BE SAVED. Once truly inside that ‘ark,’ you are guaranteed safe passage to the eternal life for which we were all originally created.

Beyond that, just like unique Noah and his family, outspoken Christians today are commonly despised and regarded as laughingstock due to their persistence in heralding and actually living out the express desires of their Heavenly Father (which is just what Jesus did). Like their ark-building predecessors, twenty-first century believers are dismissed as nuts because they are living in readiness for something that hasn’t yet appeared. It’s no more mysterious or difficult than heeding a weather forecast. All the foretold conditions are in place, and recognizing them is a no-brainer.

One day, probably sooner than we expect, that ‘storm’ will arrive. Just like the mocking crowd whose laughter turned into tears as they were treading water around that formerly motionless ark, modern-day people will be horrified when the reality of the return of the glorified King Jesus hits home in that final hour. Thousands of years ago, as the sky began to darken, the Bible says, GOD closed the door of the ark, and sealed Noah and his charge securely inside. As that ridiculous-looking monstrosity began to float and move, doubtless, those left outside were horrified – desperate and clawing for passage. But it was too late.

When the One who made us all comes back to claim His own, every excuse will fall on deaf ears. The scoffers will be just as desperate then as were the hopeless swimmers in Noah’s day.

I often wonder about all the ‘scientists’ who’ve helped the unsaved feel so justified in their unbelief and autonomy. Will those same experts be available to reassure, and field questions from, their disillusioned following when the fires of hell are lit? I wonder how the abortionist will console himself when he finally admits that the babies he killed were not just wriggling lumps of protoplasm but precious little ones for whom Christ died? I wonder what jurist the reprobate, cocky liberal activists will then hire to reverse the decisions of God’s final and supreme court? They may as well appeal to a brick.

Soon, this world – for each individual, at least – will expire. Tomorrow (as we have heard before) is guaranteed to no one. TODAY is the opportunity to take the time to prayerfully listen to your heart. Give God the opportunity to prepare you for the coming storm. The GOOD NEWS is that, while there is still time, there is still hope!

“Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.” (Hebrews 3:15) And, again, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

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What Separation Of Church And State?

For the first time in U.S. history, the leader of a major religion was invited to speak before a joint session of Congress. (No. Queen Elizabeth II doesn’t count.) Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals–along with the national news media–are all praising the pontiff’s congressional appearance.

But wait just a doggone minute! How is the pope’s speech before Congress NOT a violation of the separation of church and state? Everything he talked about was both political and religious based. His left-wing theology permeated what can only be regarded as a blatantly political sermon. Where are all of the folks who demand that Christian pastors not get involved in politics? Furthermore, why is no one threatening the Catholic Church with the loss of its 501c3 tax exempt nonprofit organization status? The Internal Revenue Code is pretty plain about pastors of 501c3 churches (of which the Catholic Church is the largest) being forbidden from engaging in political activity during their official duties. And when Pope Francis spoke before Congress, did he appear in the attire of a private person? No! He spoke in full papal regalia–meaning, he appeared before Congress in the official capacity as a religious head.

“The Vatican is a state,” you say. In that case, the hypocrisy of Pope Francis to lecture the United States about tearing down our borders and allowing illegal aliens to pour in at will is as obvious and odious as it can possibly be. Before he lectures us about how we should accept any and all illegals into our country, he should set the example and tear down the forty-foot wall surrounding the Vatican City State.

Then there is his pet socialist (yes, Pope Francis is a longtime socialist and Marxist) talking point regarding how rotten America is because of our material success. BARF! Why is no one willing to point out to the pontiff that the Roman Catholic Church is the richest corporation in the entire world? As if he needs any reminder. No corporation is even a close second. Without a doubt, the Catholic Church is the biggest hoarder of wealth on the planet.

But not only is Pope Francis a Marxist/socialist, he is also a globalist. His remarks regarding globalism could have been written by Henry Kissinger. Who knows? Maybe they were.

The history of this pope is one of a lifetime of involvement in Marxist, globalist activities. I strongly recommend that readers take a look at this report:

“Washington’s Pope”? Who is Pope Francis?

When I watch–and listen to–Pope Francis, it reminds of Piers Morgan.

With all due respect to my British friends, when I watch–and listen to–Piers Morgan, I want to fight the War for Independence all over again. And with all due respect to my Catholic friends, when I watch–and listen to–Pope Francis, I want to fight the Reformation wars all over again.

Thankfully, not all Roman Catholics are enamored with this pope. No more than I am enamored with many of our evangelical “popes” such as Joel Osteen and John Hagee.

It constantly amazes me how so many people are so willing to live their entire lives, and predicate the principles of their lives, with ideological, sociological, and theological biases–biases that have nothing to do with truth and everything to do with the advancement of private parochial agendas. And liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats, Christians and secularists are equally culpable.

When President Bill Clinton lied to the American people, liberals and Democrats looked the other way and defended him in every way possible. And when President G.W. Bush lied to the American people, conservatives and Republicans looked the other way and defended him in every way possible.

Too many Catholics defend the pope regardless of his Marxist, socialist ideals. Too many evangelicals defend their denominational leaders regardless of their Marxist, socialist ideals. Even though they claim to reject globalism, too many secular libertarians refuse to deal with the way Bernie Sanders sidesteps the perpetual exploration into global hegemony by Democrat leaders in Washington, D.C. And even though they claim to detest and oppose terrorism, too many religious conservatives refuse to deal with the way that Benjamin Netanyahu and the State of Israel are up to their eyeballs in the sponsorship of all kinds of terrorism–including giving assistance to ISIS and terrorizing the Palestinian people.

Too many people are in a “protected” class, while those sharing alternative ideologies are marked for isolation, persecution, incarceration, or annihilation.

Public schools around the country are making prayer rooms available for Muslim students to pray in during school hours. Colleges and university campuses across the country provide prayer rooms, foot baths in bathrooms, and holy days for Muslim students. And no federal judge suggests that such conduct violates the SCOTUS rulings banning prayer in public schools. No school principal or college president or dean is put in jail. No mayor or city councilman of a “sanctuary” city that openly defies federal immigration laws is thrown in jail. But a Christian clerk in a Kentucky county is sent to jail by a federal judge for refusing to sign her name on a same-sex “marriage” license.

Liberals ignore the injustices and crimes against humanity by Sunni Muslims in Saudi Arabia and Turkey, while conservatives ignore the injustices and crimes against humanity by Talmudic Jews in Israel. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson ignore black-on-black crime, while Franklin Graham ignores police abuse. Conservatives ignore Ben Carson’s biggest big-government scheme of all the presidential candidates so far: government-mandated vaccinations, while liberals ignore the crimes of the biggest criminal in the field: Hillary Clinton.

But, inviting the pope to speak before a joint session of Congress has to take the all-time prize for hypocrisy and for the most glaring double standard of the entire media and political worlds.

Our founding documents (Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights) were written to protect us all from despots from both the left and the right, from both secular and religious zealots. As human beings created in the likeness of our Creator, we all have the same intrinsic, Natural rights. The purpose of government is to protect those Natural rights.

Now, all rules are off. There are no safeguards and no protections. Nothing is secure, and nothing is sacred. The rule of law has been replaced with the rule of whatever one can get by with. Nothing is wrong, only politically incorrect. The Rights of Man have been replaced with the rule of government.

This isn’t America anymore.

For the first time in U.S. history, congressional leaders from both parties invited the head of a major religious institution (Pope Francis) to use the U.S. Capitol building to promote a blatantly leftist, globalist agenda IN THE NAME OF RELIGION. This one cannot be blamed on Barack Obama. He has no control of Capitol Hill. This was the collaboration of John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, and Harry Reid.

So, pardon me while I laugh the next time someone accuses the pastor of a small church on Main Street, USA of violating the separation of church and state when he delivers a message supporting the right to life of unborn babies or traditional marriage or the lawful right of self-defense.

Pastors who relate Biblical principles to our country’s political affairs have NEVER violated the “separation of church and state.” Had Colonial preachers adhered to the modern interpretation of Thomas Jefferson’s personal letter to the Danbury, Connecticut, Baptists (from whence the phrase “wall of separation between church and state” has been taken–but which appears in NO official U.S. document), we would still be a Crown colony of England.

But after this week, we can all say, “Separation of church and state? What separation of church and state?”


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Chick-Fil-A Is Doing Something Awesome For 100 People- But Liberals Found A Way To Be Furious

To celebrate the opening of its midtown Manhattan store, Chick-fil-A is giving 100 people free Chick-fil-A for a year. The criteria for the restaurant giveaway are coming under fire from critics who say inconvenience is too high a price to pay for all that free food.

The opening of the new Chick-fil-a will be on Saturday at 37th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City, its first free-standing store in New York City. At other recent store openings, it has operated a promotion that results in 100 people winning gift cards good for one sandwich meal a week for a year. The rules of the contest put 300 people into a lottery, with 100 winners.

Chick-fil-A recommended, based on its experience, that customers wanting to win the free food show up 12 hours ahead of the 6 a.m. Saturday opening. Chick-fil-A has promised to “provide you everything you need from food, shelter and entertainment.”

But some have objections. On the website, commentators objected to spending a night on the sidewalk, the alleged indignity of the process and the fact that the giveaway was targeting groups rather than a cause.

Chick-fil-A listened. After New Yorkers objected that only people within 12 miles of the new restaurant were eligible for the free food, Chick-fil-A expanded the zone of eligibility to 30 miles, enough to include parts of the state of New Jersey as well as New York City suburbs.

Discussions have begun regarding how successful a company with Christian values will do in a city that often mocks them.

“The values thing actually helps them,” said Victor Fernandez, executive director for insights at TDn2K’s Black Box Intelligence. “Those strong values resonate with a lot of people — and Chick-fil-A has a strong product, too, which doesn’t hurt.”

“Unlike any other restaurant organization we’ve seen, there’s more religion baked into Chick-fil-A as a brand — and it works for them,” said Aaron Allen, a restaurant consultant.

h/t: Yahoo!

The Oregon College Shooter’s Identity Has Been Revealed, And Here’s What We Know About Him

The man who authorities say killed 10 people at an Oregon college posted online that he disliked “organized religion,” according to a search of his social media accounts.

Witnesses said Christopher Harper Mercer asked potential victims their religion before opening fire on Thursday.

As media outlets combed Mercer’s past for clues to Thursday’s shooting, current and former neighbors remembered Mercer as quiet, belligerent, or reclusive.

Mercer had lived in Torrance, Calif., before moving to Winchester, Ore., about a year ago.

“I’d see Chris, shaved head, combat boots, camo pants and a plain brown or white shirt,” former Torrance neighbor Brian Clay told NBC. “He would really just walk really fast, avoid anybody who came towards him.”

“He always seemed anxious,” said Rosario Lucumi. “He always had earphones in, listening to music.”

He added, “He and his mother were really close.”

Mercer’s neighbors recalled an odd incident in which Mercer’s mother launched a petition drive aimed at exterminating cockroaches.

“She said, ‘My son is dealing with some mental issues, and the roaches are really irritating him,’” Julia Winstead said. “She said they were going to go stay in a motel. Until that time, I didn’t know she had a son.”

In Oregon, he was more aggressive, and complained about neighbors who smoked.

“He yelled at us, me and my husband,” said Bronte Hart, who lives in the same building Mercer did. “He was not a friendly type of guy. He did not want anything to do with anyone.”

Mercer’s Internet profile painted a different picture.

“Looking for someone who shares my beliefs, and is similar to me,” one social media profile said. It listed “Internet, killing zombies, movies, music” and reading among hobbies and interests.

The profile describes “not religious, but spiritual” beliefs and was linked to a group called “doesn’t like organized religion.”

A search of social media showed he also seemed to support the Irish Republican Army.

h/t: The Oregonian

Revealed: Oregon Shooter Targeted This Group Of People, But Media Only Talks About Guns

The shooter in the Oct. 1 massacre at an Oregon community college wanted to kill Christians, according to witnesses who lived through the ordeal.

Details began to emerge as survivors told their stories to the press and began to post information on social media. One Twitter user, going by the handle Bohdi, tweeted about her grandmother’s experience while in a writing class in the Snyder building at Umpqua Community College in Roseberg, Ore. The first shot rang out at 10:38 a.m.

“The shooter was lining people up and asking if they were Christian,” Bohdi posted. “If they said yes, then they were shot in the head. If they said no, they were shot in the legs.”

Student Kortney Moore, 18, of Rogue River, Ore., said she heard a gunshot through a window and then saw her teacher shot in the head. The shooter, already in the room, forced everyone on the floor and then began to approach each person individually. According to Moore, the trigger man was asking her classmates to stand up and tell him their religion. He then began shooting at a rapid pace, she said.

Police identified the shooter as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer, who lived in the Roseburg area. He was armed with two handguns and a long gun, according to reports. He died in the incident, although law enforcement haven’t given specifics on how Mercer was killed. One official told an Oregon reporter the suspect was “neutralized.”

“He appears to be an angry young man who was very filled with hate,” the law enforcement official told the New York Times.

The FBI is involved in the investigation, attempting to figure out the motive for this deadly attack. While earlier information stated that more 13 died and 20 were injured in the shooting rampage, the latest confirmed reports to the Washington Post lists lower numbers with 10 dead, including the gunman, and several injured.

Investigators are also looking at statements posted Sept. 30 on the message board 4chan for clues to the shootings. The anonymous poster wrote a warning of a shooting in the Northwest, but it is unconfirmed by law enforcement that the writer of the post and the Mercer are the same person.

“Some of you guys are alright. Don’t go to school tomorrow if you are in the northwest,” the writer reportedly said in the post. “Happening thread will be posted tomorrow morning. so long space robots.”

Stories from those in the Snyder building at the time of the shooting tell chilling accounts of fear and panic.

Brady Winder, 23, of Portland, was in a class next door when he heard a series of gunshots that provoked a panicked rush through the front door. Hannah Miles, was in another classroom next door to where the shooting occurred. They heard noises and a teacher went to check on the neighboring class. Someone told them to get out and students began fleeing. A student was shot twice when she went to check on noises coming from the nearby classroom. She came back to her class telling everyone to leave immediately. The campus went on lockdown.

Students were evacuated from the building, one building at a time, with their hands up. They were patted down and put on a bus that transported them to the Douglas County Fairgrounds where 200 people, including family and Red Cross grief counselors, were waiting.

The area’s congressman, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Springfield) said the situation was heartbreaking and he is grateful to all first responders working the incident.

“Once we know more about what happened today, I plan to work with my colleagues in Congress to find ways to prevent tragedies such as these,” DeFazio said.