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Thursday, January 19, 2017
Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Things I [don't] love about conspiracy theories:
When the things we can do nothing about [chemtrails, HAARP, the New World Order, etc.] are far more important than the things we can do something about – helping the suffering, witnessing to our neighbor, or conforming our lives to the image of God’s Son.
When they slam other people for not believing the word of God and then you realize they don’t believe the word of God.
When they claim that what people need instead of lies is the word of God and you notice that the Bible is only used in 1 out of 20-50 posts on their site, or very sparingly in their book or video.
When they make totally false statements to prove their point. [“Remember NASA created the evolution LIE...” Did I miss something? I didn’t know Charles Darwin worked for NASA. Or the ancient Greeks, for that matter.]
When they use idiotic word games and improbable semantics to “prove” something is evil.
[Santa ≠ Satan. Santa is not a corruption of the name Satan, it is Spanish for a female saint. However, that does bring up a rather bizarre issue.]
When their claims are so grandiose you realize that it would be physically impossible for “the plot” to be kept as such a deep, dark secret.
When you realize that if the Illuminati and Freemasonry were as terribly dangerous and powerful as they claim they are, they should have taken over the world a long time ago. [Actually, they can't do anything that God doesn't allow them to do, so maybe we should just serve the Lord and strive to do His will in our daily lives. Ya think?]
When they “expose” an “evil plot” and you realize that it is actually a natural phenomenon created by God. [Like claiming any weather phenomenon they can't immediately explain on HAARP or "chemtrails".]
When they claim that a thing must be true because in some other place they “don’t have this problem” and you know for a fact that they do. [Someone told a friend of mine that in Australia they “didn’t have as much sickness” because they don’t have HAARP. They have some nasty bugs in Australia – some coming in from Asia and other places, and also just the usual things that we get here. Plus, Australia has a significantly lower population than the U.S., so if you go by raw numbers and not per capita it will look like they have a lot less sickness.]
When they claim Facebook is Satanic – on their Facebook page.
When they claim “Satanic roots” to virtually everything, and you begin to wonder if they know what those words actually mean.
When they blame a specific group for a specific “conspiracy” and you realize that it is actually contradictory to what that group believes.
When they show photos to “prove the point” and you notice what a horrible job they did of photoshopping the “evidence” into the picture or of removing a contradictory item out of the picture. [Like an Islamic “terrorist” holding a machine gun with a left hand on a his right arm. The physics of that is somewhat painful to consider.]
When they rant about the “powers that be” using fear to control the masses and then you notice that their page or book is FULL of fear inducing information and virtually no comfort or peace.
When they claim to be exposing “evil Christian teachers” who are part of “the plot against mankind” and then you find them quoting a known heretic.
When they “know” something is true because they saw it in the sky over their own house or at their own church or on their own T.V. [Yeah. There’s many a slip between the eye and the knowledge. That’s why people used to think the earth was flat. Speaking of which…]
When their “proofs” are “facts” that are either unproveable, don’t exist, or they failed to check out thoroughly. And also, when they make claims to “prove” their point and you realize it is impossible for anyone to actually prove or disprove the claims.
When they extract bizarre and complicated “facts” from random things to “prove” their point.
When they accuse the “others” of being puppets who do the New World Order’s bidding and spread their lies, then you notice that they are propagating lies that ultimately serve the interests of the same people.
And, on the same note – when they claim the “others” are using mind control and brainwashing and then you realize they are trying to control your mind and brainwash you to get you on their own team.
When they complain about the hidden identities of the “others” and then you realize that you can’t find out who they are.
When they accuse the government, NASA, Monsanto, the New World Order, etc. of being horrible liars and then they tell lies to push their own agenda.
When they use a photo to prove something and you discover the photo to be something else entirely. [Like the alleged “concentration camp where they are going to put Christians and the militia” that turned out to be a former POW camp from WWII that was overgrown with trees and weeds. Yeah, true story.]
Also, when you recognize a person or place in one of their “proof” photos or videos and realize it isn’t what they claim it is. [Like claiming a huge rally in Venezuela is a protest in Los Angeles. Riiiiight...]
When they claim there is an evil manifestation in a photo or video and you realize it is a lens flare.
When they make a claim based upon a “historical fact” that you positively know is not true. [Like proving King James I of England was evil because he was a Roman Catholic. Hello? The reason Queen Elizabeth I chose him to follow her was because he wasn’t Catholic!]
When they claim to believe only the King James Version of the Bible and then they quote various and sundry translations. [What exactly was it you meant by “only believe”? And if you claim the other translations are all of Satan what does that say about you when you quote them? Just askin’…]
When they deny known and provable historical and modern events in order to “prove” their point. [So you say the Holocaust was all a big lie? Explain to me how you “disappear” all the testimonials of concentration camp survivors, evidences, and known facts. Or never mind, I really don't want to hear it.]
When they claim that modern man is “too dumbed down” to recognize the truth of the conspiracies, but they forget that the Dark Ages ever existed or that Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit because a snake told them it was good for them.
When you go read the document they use to “prove” their point and you realize it doesn’t even say what they claimed it said.
When they claim Hollywood is a main outlet for the “propaganda” lies of the government, NWO, Satan, etc. and then they use a movie scene to make a meme that teaches a “Bible truth”. [Ummm…?]
When you realize that their idea of what a “true Christian” is means that there can’t possibly be more than five or six “true Christians” on planet Earth.
When they claim that their inside knowledge is too much for you and that’s why you won’t listen to them. [Seriously, one man told my dad he was afraid to tell him all he knew about the conspiracies he was into because “every man I ever told eventually left the ministry.” I.E. Be afraid of not believing me – Be VERY AFRAID. By the way, that was an easy claim to make. Most pastors do eventually retire or die. We also saw a video of another man teaching that anyone who didn't believe "the truth" just the way he taught it would get caught in a "spiritual labyrinth" and end up committing suicide. True story.]
When you get to the end of their documentary and you see they used a symbol that is obviously occult and you wonder whose side these people are actually on and if the whole conspiracy world is an invention of the fear mongers who are looking for methods of mind control. [Hmmm....]
When you finally realize that they are looking forward to the next horrible thing that happens because they actually enjoy instilling fear in others and eagerly anticipate having their horrific predictions come true.
In conclusion, in case someone is offended that I am not on the conspiracy theory wagon, I will say that I do believe there is a conspiracy. There is one conspiracy under which all others, real or invented, fall. It has been going on since the Garden of Eden.
Genesis 3:1-5 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
1 Peter 5:8-9 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Psalms 89:12 The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
Here's another short thought on a random word from the word generator.
When we speak of “the north” we generally think about the upper half of the earth, so to speak – the northern hemisphere. We also think about the direction – heading north from any location, except the north pole. You can’t go north from the north pole. The north star (or pole star) may also be thought of since it has been the guide star to sailors and travels for centuries.
But here is an interesting thing about the north that we see in scripture.
Psalms 48:1-2 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.
Isaiah 14:12-14 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
The expression “the sides of the north" appears only twice in the Bible from what I can find. In both instances is appears to be referring to the place where God is, the general location of heaven. We know that mount Zion that is on the earth is not in a particularly northern location, if we're referring to the mount in Jerusalem where the temple was in the days of old. So, based on the context of both of these verses, it appears that they are speaking of a heavenly locale.
Here is another interesting passage: Psalms 75:6-7 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.
Notice that promotion doesn’t come from the east, west, or south; but God puts people (or nations, or entities) up or down according to His will. The implication is again that God is in the north, since it is specifically not mentioned.
The idea that God is in the north does not mean that southern areas of the globe are less blessed. It is more of a place, but not on the earth. Rather we might think of it as in the heavens. Obviously the Lord is in heaven in the physical sense though He is spiritually in His people, and He is omnipresent – everywhere at once – in a larger sense. But, it appears that the location of His throne is in a northerly direction from the earth.
By the way, it is really curious to me that Santa Claus, an obviously counterfeit god-like figure, is said to live at the North Pole. Interesting that this location was chosen, I think.
Just one more interesting verse:
Job 37:22 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.
Original vintage graphic from the Graphics Fairy; altered by me.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
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