And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17

And the Spirit & the bride say, come.... Reveaaltion 22:17
And the Spirit & the bride say, come...Revelation 22:17 - May We One Day Bow Down In The DUST At HIS FEET ...... {click on blog TITLE at top to refresh page}

Sunday, December 17, 2017

PROPHETS & KINGS: Audio & Pull Quotes- Chapter 2

The Temple and Its Dedication


Christ's followers today should guard against the tendency to lose the spirit of reverence.

Solomon stood and with uplifted hands blessed the vast multitude before him. And all the congregation of Israel stood.
2 Chronicles 6:3
Solomon then knelt upon the platform, and in the hearing of all the people offered the dedicatory prayer.
 ....if My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Papal Notes - "Baby Jesus" Idols "Blessed"

"In order to help faithful and little ones prepare for the true meaning of Christmas, Pope Francis has given faithful,  and little ones, advice, during today’s Angelus.
Today, Gaudete Sunday, is the traditional Bambinelli Sunday, when children from across Italy bring their figurines of the Baby Jesus for a blessing at the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square.

In his address to the faithful in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis  reminded faithful that the past Sundays, the liturgy has stressed what it means to put oneself in an attitude of vigilance, and what it entails concretely to prepare the way of the Lord.
After the midday prayer, the Pope affectionately greeted the children that have come for the blessing of the “Baby Jesus’s.”
Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods:
I am the LORD your God.
Leviticus 19:4

Why Canaanites were to be Wiped Out

"To understand why Jehovah told Israel to wipe out the Canaanites, one needs to understand Canaanite religion and customs.

On the sacrifice of children:
Yea, they sacrificed their sons and their daughters unto demons, And shed innocent
blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood. (Psalms 106:37,38)
When the Lord thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, where thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land, Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after they are destroyed from before thee, ... For even their sons and their daughters they have burned in the fire to their gods.
(Deuteronomy 12:29-31.)

At the heart of Canaanite religion was sex in all its perversions. The land was polluted with indescribable immorality. They were hopelessly lost and incurable. To illustrate:
And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord. *Thou shalt not lie with
mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination. *Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith; neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion. Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things; for in all these the nations are defiled, which I cast out before you. And the land is defiled; therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and mine ordinances, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, who were before you, and the land is defiled); That the land spew not you out also, when ye defile it, as it spewed out the nations that were before you. (Leviticus 18:21-28)

 The first chapter of Romans vs. 18. describes these early people. One might wonder why Jehovah spared them so long. If the gods to whom they "looked up" were doing these things, how low must the people have fallen? Can any man rise higher than his gods, especially when he has fabricated those gods in his own mind and described them in his literature?"

Chiasm of Jericho

Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel:
 none went out, and none came in.
Joshua 6:1

Josh 6:1-21
  A(6:1)  "Jericho had shut and barricaded its gates" (6:1)
""the entire people must utter a mighty war cry" (6:5)"   
""March round the city" (6:7)"   
        D(6:10-11)        "Do not raise a war cry" (6:10)
""they marched round the city seven times" (6:15)"   
""Raise the war cry" (6:16)"   
  A'(6:20-21)  "they raised a tremendous shout. The wall collapsed" (6:20)

A: To keep out / invasion.
B: Raise the war cry.
C: To march round the city.
D: Do not raise a war cry.


When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Matthew 2:9-11

Wise Men.......
Wise Men still seek HIM
The 3 Myths of the 3 Wise Men (Setting the Record Straight)
"Star" of the Wise Men
Commentary on the Wise Men
IN the NEWS - Christmas Poll 2014

Creation Moment 12/18/2017 - Myths from Campfires to Labs

"Biblical scholars assert that the Genesis creation account was depicted in language that refuted the prevailing mythology of Moses’ time. Genesis 1:16, for instance, referred to the sun and the moon, not by their Hebrew terms, shemesh and yareach, but as “the greater light” and “the lesser light” in order to show that they were natural objects only, and not the sun and moon gods shemesh and yareach.
However (and with insincere apologies to open theists), I believe that the Lord foresaw human free
will choices so far in advance that He inspired the Genesis account to refute not just Ancient Near East creation myths, but contemporary myths as well, such as evolution. (Yes, myths can arise out of labs as well from around campfires). The way Genesis 1-2 is written, the model of origins it presents, refutes evolution more directly than it does pagan creation stories.

First Refutation
As rendered today, evolution is a naturalistic and materialist process only. Life began, explains one biologist, about 3.5 billion years ago in “an ancient scorched earth” through “a series of physical and chemical processes that were completely in accord with natural laws.” That is, the same laws of chemistry and physics that function today created life billions of years ago, even if those same laws don’t do anything like that now (even with nudging, prodding and pushing from us).
--In contrast, Genesis 1:1 onward teaches that life arose through means transcending the laws of nature. Most every verse in the Genesis account of origins, from the creation of light to the creation of Eve, was a supernatural act, using (perhaps) some natural laws but, qualitatively, superseding them. God speaks life into existence. Nothing theorized, or hypothesized approaches it.

Second Refutation
With the evolutionary model of origins we’re supposed to believe that just two unplanned processes, “random mutation” and “natural selection”—though not creating life (the laws of physics and chemistry, we have been assured, took care of that)—explain all of life’s complexity, wonder, and diversity. Given enough time, everything, from the cell wall to the human hypothalamus, all had to arise, and certainly with no forethought or intention, either.
--Only problem? Everything in the Genesis account was planned out by God and accomplished according to His will. “And God said . . . and it was so” (Gen. 1:6, 7). “And God said . . . and it was so” (Gen. 1:11). “And God said . . . and it was so” (Gen. 1:24). The syntax of the texts—God said let such and such be and then such and such is—shows nothing statistical or probabilistic in the acts of creation, a reality that negates a central dogma of evolutionary biology. Why such a discrepancy between the Word of God and science? It’s easy. Science, which often gets the present wrong, got the past wrong, too, that’s all.
Be coldly rational here. The astonishingly complicated and beautiful functionality of the natural world, such as in a butterfly, which so obviously looks designed, is really not designed but, according to science, just appears that way. What are you going to believe: your eyes, Scripture, and crass common sense, or science, which (still arguing over the benefits/detriments of saturated fat) bases its decretals about the illusion of design on speculation regarding proposed realities that, unlike saturated fats, are millions, or even billions, of years out of reach?

Third Refutation
Central to current scientific tradition is the myth of the common ancestor, which rests on the unproven assumption that about 3.5 billion years ago, in one place, in one moment, a single life form spontaneously generated from non-life, and from this one new life all other life—from pterodactyls to
human beings—emerged.
--Again, one could be excused for thinking that the Lord, foreseeing the rise of evolutionary mythology, inspired the writing of Genesis to specifically refute it. Otherwise, what a coincidence that, 3,500 years ago Moses’s depiction of origins would so accurately debunk science’s.
Scripture is in-your-face clear, for instance, about the earth, at God’s spoken word, bringing forth “plants bearing seed according to their kinds.” The same with the fruit trees, each distinctly made “according to their kinds” (Gen. 1:12). Then, in another blatant refutation of the common ancestor motif, the Word of God reads: “God made the wild animals according to their kids, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds” (Gen. 1:25). Unless you turn these words upside down, inside out, and backward in order to force them to mean the opposite of what they say, this text shows that biology’s current model of origins—which hypothesized that life, from whales to beetles, arose from a single common organic ancestor—is just another example of scientific error, that’s all.

Fourth Refutation
Evolution, of course, cannot work without millions, even billions of years as the background in which the process unfolds. Given enough time, anything can happen, including the gradual creation of rational, self-conscious beings such as Homo sapiens. That’s the idea, anyway. Time, deep time, all but plays the role of demiurge in evolutionary dogma.
--Here, too, the Word of God rebuts a crucial plank in the edifice of evolutionary tradition. “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day. Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array. By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he
rested from all His work” (Gen. 1:31-2:2).
Genesis sounds as if written to specifically exclude deep time. Each day isn’t depicted only by the Hebrew word for “day,” yom, as in a 24-hour day, but also with the refrain, repeated in six different places, “and there was evening, and there was morning,” day one, two, three, four, five, six (Gen. 1:5, 8, 13, 19, 23, 31).
Then add the seventh-day Sabbath, symbolic not of billions of years, but, as the commandment reads, of the “six days” in which “the Lord made the heavens and the earth (Exodus 20:11), and we get—what? The Word of God rebutting, not just ancient creation myths, but a modern one as well.

Fifth Refutation
Perhaps the most consequential error of biology regarding life’s origin is the dogmatic claim that human beings are just highly-evolved African apes, which themselves are later manifestations of the same process that began 3.5 billion years ago when matter, by itself, became alive. The same common ancestor that (along one branch of the fabled evolutionary tree) evolved into turnips, evolved (along another branch) into human beings. At least that’s the story science promotes.
--Scripture, of course, debunks the science and the story. Genesis 1 and 2 emphasize the radical distinctness of human origins from all other terrestrial life. Again, God’s Word specifically refutes the common ancestor myth. Humans, alone, were made in “the image of God” (Gen. 1:27), a distinction especially clear in Genesis 2 regarding Adam—“Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being” (Gen. 2:7)—then Eve: “Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man” (Gen. 2:22).

On the most important questions for humans, our identity, our origins, our purposes, science is as wrong here as it was when it argued in behalf of a stationary earth at the center of the cosmos. The ancient Finnish myth of the world being created from the fragments of an egg laid by a diving duck on the knee of Ilmatar, the goddess of the air, is no closer to the truth about origins than are the world’s most renowned thinkers.

So, am I saying that thousands of PhDs in chemistry, physics, biology, zoology, paleontology, that is, the world’s greatest scientists, the feted experts, the Nobel Laurates and the like are, all of them, wrong?
Is that what I’m saying?
Though, technically, I’m not saying it—Scripture is. Don’t be intellectually gorgonized by the numbers. Error doesn’t magically transform into truth even when multitudes believe it. The word of man, one man or 100,000 men, is still just that, the word of man, which, in this case, is debunked by the Word of God." CliffordGoldstein/AR

PROPHETS & KINGS: Audio & Pull Quotes- Chapter 1



 Solomon was never so rich or so wise or so truly great as when he confessed, I am but a little child: I know not how to go out or come in. 1 Kings 3:7
Of necessity men must bear responsibilities; but instead of striving for the supremacy, he who is a true leader will pray for an understanding heart, to discern between good and evil.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Proverbs 4:7

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And Ruth said,
Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee:
for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge:
thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:Ruth 1:16

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Sufficed like Ruth
William Secker says - (Ruth at the feet of Boaz)
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The Great Controversy in the Books of the Old Testament SERIES: Ruth
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ARCHAEOLOGY: Pre-Flood Antarctica

And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth;
Genesis 7:19
"A team of scientists led by Erik Gulbranson recently discovered a forest of fossil trees in Antarctica. Gulbranson, a paleoecologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, claims this is the “oldest polar forest on record from the southern polar region.” The trees were found in Antarctica’s Transantarctic Mountains and include a mix of evergreens, deciduous trees, and gingkoes.

This discovery should be no surprise to those who take Genesis as literal history. The Bible clearly describes a global Flood that affected all land masses—why should Antarctica be an exception?

Dinosaur and mosasaur (massive swimming reptiles) fossils occur on every continent including Antarctica. These discoveries demonstrate that a much warmer global climate existed in the pre-Flood world. Warm-weather plants like Glossopteris have been found in Permian rocks on Antarctica for decades and are often used to make plate tectonic reconstructions.

Gulbranson and his team think the fossil trees they found are about 280 million years old, which places them in Permian System strata. The discovering scientists found the trees were so rapidly buried in volcanic ash that they contained fossilized plant cells that are virtually mummified, “preserved down to the cellular level.” They reported,  
The plants are so well-preserved in rock that some of the amino acid building blocks that made up the trees’ proteins can still be extracted, said Gulbranson, who specializes in geochemistry techniques.
How could proteins and original amino acids survive for millions of years? The secular science community has no viable answers to explain remarkable finds like these.

So, the fossil trees themselves tell a different and a far more recent story—one that fits the biblical account of a global Flood just thousands of years ago. These trees were buried rapidly during the global Flood described in Genesis. Temperate and tropical plants and animals were caught up and quickly buried in the ash, mud, and sand that engulfed them in this cataclysmic event. These fossils remind us that God’s Word is true." ICR

Lesson of Isaac's Famine

And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.
And the LORD appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee,..
Genesis 26:1-3

Don't Go to Egypt
Go where I tell you

The "damnable" Catholicism Modern Worldview

"1- In his new book, “The Image of the Unseen God: Catholicity, Science, and Our Evolving Understanding of God,” Holy Cross Father Thomas Hosinski of the University of Portland argues for a refreshed metaphysics in Christianity, one that takes modern science into account.

2- Father Donoghue imagines astronauts circling the earth viewing a beautiful yet fragile planet without discernible borders. “I suggest that this is closer to God’s way of thinking. If this is so, then how do we all get along in this world and make the best use of the limited resources on this finite planet?”

Adjusting to extraterrestrials
What will happen when we discover that we are not alone? Will science and faith collide or merge?”
Those are questions from Maureen Nadin, a Canadian Catholic blogger who focuses on faith and science. She believes humans will encounter beings elsewhere in the universe during her lifespan. She may have a point.

4- Brother Louis at Mount Angel believes that in the years ahead, faith and science will develop a relationship beneficial to both. Science may even join philosophy as a “handmaid” of theology, leading to a new golden age of faith." CatholicSentinel
But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies,... 2 Peter 2:1
1- "metaphysics in Christianity"?....there it is folks....
2- One World United without Borders...we know why they want that...
3- E.T.s?...we are not alone, but the other beings are NOT aliens flying around in spaceships trying to contact us....they are watching us mired in pain, suffering & death as a result of sin. Why would they come here?
4- A "new golden age of faith" by joining with infidel "scientists"?

Creation Moment 12/17/2017 - C14 Dating Problems

For this they willingly are ignorant of,....2 Peter 3:5
"During our 25 years of excavations in Israel we have never used C14 dating because it is too inconclusive. Even though there have been some noteworthy improvements in the radio isotope methods, the same problems still persist. And this goes for all radio isotopes used in dating.

C14 is "Garbage in garbage out . . . One of the biggest issues . . . is contamination . . . it soaks up anything in the ground. . . . even very small amounts of modern contamination can be fatal for old samples."
"What scientists are really holding out for is tree ring data that can calibrate absolute radiocarbon dates back to 60,000 years. . . .this hinges, of course, on whether they can find sufficiently old trees and samples that represent a continuum of ages throughout the past." However, they know, and so do we that they will never find successive tree rings with which to date 60,000. or 30,000, or even 10,000 year ago.
"At the moment we have a floating chronology . . . It is not connected. That is, the researchers have calibrated back ca. 5000 years, but tree rings can take them no further."
What he is saying is that they can only go back 5000 years using hard tree ring evidence, but they are hoping for and wanting to be able to go back 60,000 years, but there is no way to calibrate the time in between.
Isn't it interesting that 5000 years ago was roughly the time Noah and his family were saved by the Ark!
Three problems which C14 faces are true for all isotopic methods. They are:
  1. We cannot know what the ratio of daughter element to parent element was in the formation of the specimen.
  2. We cannot know whether there has been leaching in or out of the elements.
  3. We cannot know whether the decay rates have changed through time, perhaps due to what one archaeologist suggested while trying to determine some dates from ruins in Mesopotamia.
M. E. L. Mallowan said,
. . . at this end of the third millennium (BC) there was some physical disturbance in the solar magnetic field, which may have affected the level of the carbon-14 activity in the carbon exchange reservoir. . . . Published dates are more than 500 years too low.(Mallowan, fasc. 62, Cambridge Ancient History, p. 8)." DavidP.Livingston

Saturday, December 16, 2017

PROPHETS & KINGS: Audio & Pull Quotes- Intro

The Vineyard of the Lord


By means of a parable, Isaiah has told with touching pathos the story of Israel's call and training to stand in the world as Jehovah's representatives, fruitful in every good work:

"Now will I sing to my well-beloved a song of my beloved touching His vineyard. My well-beloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill: and He fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of it, and also made a wine press therein: and He looked that it should bring forth grapes." Isaiah 5:1,2. Through the chosen nation, God had purposed to bring blessing to all mankind. "The vineyard of the Lord of hosts," the prophet declared, "is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah His pleasant plant." Isaiah 5:7. But it was God's purpose that by the revelation of His character through Israel men should be drawn unto Him. To all the world the gospel invitation was to be given. Through the teaching of the sacrificial service, Christ was to be uplifted before the nations, and all who would look unto Him should live. All who, like Rahab the Canaanite and Ruth the Moabitess, turned from idolatry to the worship of the true God were to unite themselves with His chosen people. As the numbers of Israel increased, they were to enlarge their borders until their kingdom should embrace the world. --But-- ancient Israel did not fulfill God's purpose. The Lord declared, "I had planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how then art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto Me?" "Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself." Jeremiah 2:21; Hosea 10:1......... from century to century, the keepers of the vineyard added to their guilt.
Of special value to God's church on earth today--the keepers of His vineyard--are the messages of counsel and admonition given through the prophets who have made plain His eternal purpose in behalf of mankind. In the teachings of the prophets, His love for the lost race and His plan for their salvation are clearly revealed.

3 Creationists Views on Flood/post- Flood boundary

 ...the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
Genesis 7:11

"There are three main schools of thought in creationist circles on the location of the Flood/post-Flood boundary within the geological column.

The first believes that the Flood/post-Flood boundary is generally in the late Paleozoic.
However, Robinson has recently moved the boundary from just below the Permian into the Precambrian.
Lowering the boundary within the geological column is a predictable progression since some of the criteria used to define a post-Flood environment in this school of thought, such as hardgrounds, are also found in the early Paleozoic.

The second school of thought believes the Flood/post-Flood boundary is near the Cretaceous/Tertiary (K/T) boundary.
Most, if not all, the Cenozoic strata would be post-Flood. Such a belief has spawned other creationist hypotheses, such as the dam-breach hypothesis for the origin of the Grand Canyon.
The Grand Canyon formed in ‘late Cenozoic’ time according to the uniformitarian geological column, and therefore must have been carved in post-Flood time, according to this school of thought.
Great tectonic uplift occurred during the Cenozoic; consequently, this school of thought automatically postulates that most mountain ranges arose in the post-Flood period without providing evidence. An example is the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California, USA.

The third school of thought believes the Flood/post-Flood boundary is near the end of the Cenozoic.
 In practice, this school of thought believes that practically all the lithified sedimentary rocks are from the Flood, and the boundary is near, or at the surface of these rocks." CMI

Sanctification Example:

For this is the will of God, [even] your sanctification,

that ye should abstain from fornication:
  That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honor;
 Not in the lust of concupiscence,
even as the Gentiles which know not God:
1 Thessalonians 4:1

Savage Tweet of Pic Nails It

Michael Savage

The time we live in
There are those who are clean in their own eyes but are not washed of their filth.
Proverbs 30:12 ESV

The "Really" File - (Really?)

The way of a fool is right in his own eyes:
Proverbs 12:15

"An entire family – man, woman, son and daughter – in Arizona is transgender.

The father identifies as a woman. His  fiancée, the mother-to-be, identifies as a man. The son considers himself a girl and, of course, the daughter thinks she’s actually a boy. An entire transgender family, all under one roof.

Daniel Harrott was born a woman, while his fiancée, Shirley Austin was born a man. Both have previously been married.
Eleven year-old Mason and 13 year-old Joshua have also switched sexes.

The whole family is in transition,” Austin said in an interview with KJZZ, which reports the two 
From the "Really" File
adults are teaching each other to adopt “traditional” gender roles:

Shirley taught Daniel how to use a chainsaw. Daniel taught Shirley to memorize all the stones in her engagement ring, in case another woman asks. Daniel does the yard work. Shirley, the cooking.
“Daniel explained that they’re actually ‘very traditional’ people, who really see each other.”
KJZZ did not report the gender status of the couple’s two dogs."

Creation Moment 12/16/2017 - Thesitic Evolution Sows Confusion

[Thesitic Evolutionists are those who believe God used Evolution]

"Why atheists would deny the possibility of design is obvious.

Why some Christians or other religious believers, scientists or laymen, would do so is another question.

When theistic evolutionists attack design, the motivation is anything but clear, and this is a constant source of confusion for the public and scientists alike. While their numbers are small, TE spokesmen arguably sow more confusion than the atheists, because readers or listeners assume that if the evidence were there for ID, surely these fine believers, with a characteristically pious way of expressing themselves, would embrace it." Paul Nelson/EN&V
A verse applicable to theistic evolutionists-
For he flattereth himself in his own eyes,...Proverbs 36:2