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}---QUESTION: ...when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? LUKE 18:8

Monday, September 29, 2014

Puritan Corner - Theological Vs. Spiritual

A man may be theologically knowing and spiritually ignorant.
by STEPHEN CHARNOCK (1628-1680)

But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God:
for they are foolishness unto him:
neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned.
1 Corinthians 2:14

Disciple / Master relationship

The *disciple is not above his *master,
Matthew 10:24
Here, the word for Disciple means pupil.
The word for Master means teacher.

IN the NEWS - Episcopalian head Bishop thinks what?

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
"The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Katharine Jefferts Schori indicated Tuesday morning that she would not seek re-election at the 2015 General Convention in Salt Lake City. The announcement puts to rest speculation that the first female Presiding Bishop could have also been the first to seek re-election.

Jefferts Schori’s term has been a controversial one, to say the least. The election of a female primate would have been contentious enough, given the debates throughout the Anglican Communion over women’s ordination and consecration.
But Jefferts Schori was also famous for
her unfettered political and theological liberalism,
and has a knack for making controversial comments that inflame more orthodox Christians. 

Most recently, Jefferts Schori was criticized for a sermon in Curacao, during which she said
*that St. Paul was wrong to heal a demon-possessed girl,
*in that he “depriv[ed] her of her spiritual gifts.”
*But before that was her denial that a belief in Jesus was the sole path to salvation,
*her references to “mother Jesus,”
*and her claim that a belief in individual salvation was the “great Western heresy”.

Needless to say, Jefferts Schori also presided over an unprecedented decline in membership and average Sunday attendance. So far in her term, the number of baptized members has fallen 12.08%, partly due to an exodus of traditionalist Anglicans to alternative Anglican jurisdictions."
*****She believes WHAT???****

Creation Moment 9/30/2014 - I'm gonna go with REAL..

"ID has the advantage of being the natural alternative to Darwinism since it directly tackles Darwin's main argument. What's that?
Richard Dawkins memorably put it this way: "Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose."
Since biological artifacts "give the appearance" of intelligent design, as even Dawkins agrees, the question posed by Darwin is whether the appearance is real or deceptive. Dawkins obviously thinks the latter." EN&V
I'm going to answer REAL....

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Genesis 1:1

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Many Christians & Mormons Perpetuate First LIE

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,....
Genesis 3:4,5

@ Many Christians repeat the part of the first lie about not dying, claiming from the pulpit the immortality of the soul.
@ Mormons teach that one day married Mormons who have been sealed in the temple in Salt Lake City, will one day get their own planet and become a "god" like the Father God.

But what did God say prior to Lucifer opening his big mouth via the serpent?
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.
Genesis 3:3
Job pretty much lays to rest both parts of the lie....
Shall mortal man be more just than God?
shall a man be more pure than his maker?
Job 4:17
That part about being "mortal" pretty much undercuts both parts of the lie. The part about not dying & the part about being like "gods". For God is immortal---
...who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;
Who only hath immortality,
dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto;
1 Timothy 6:15,16

IN the NEWS - Clergy of the Green Religion

 Who changed the truth of God into a lie,
and worshipped and served the creature
more than the Creator,
Romans 1:25

"People’s Climate March recently held in New York City.
Episcopal Church Bishop Marc Andrus at the conclusion of the “People of Faith” service held in conjunction with the march on Sunday, September 21.
Who calls the clouds of Monarch Butterflies to their annual 4,000-mile migration?”
The Earth!”
“Who prompts the Arctic Tern in the air, and the Blue Whale
in the Ocean to make their 12,000-mile migration?”
The Earth!”
“Who starts the 500-mile Serengeti Migration, beginning with 250,000 Zebras, then 1.7 million Wildebeasts, and 400,000 Gazelles?”
The Earth!”
“And who called you to make your journeys, from Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, California, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and Everywhere to come to the People’s Climate March?”
The Earth!”
“Then you are the prayer of the Earth, you are her invocation to God!
The Earth and the Cosmos have reached out and called you to make your life a prayer for healing, peace, justice and integrity!”
Seemingly inspired by the language of the Psalmist, Andrus imagines a sentient Earth — rather than the divine creator — calling to animals and activists alike."

GOSPEL Gem: Unto the babes...

Synergy of Matthew 11:25,26/Luke 10:21
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said
I thank thee,
O Father,
Lord of heaven and earth,
because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent,
and hast revealed them unto babes.
Even so, Father:
for so it seemed good in thy sight.

Paul Adds - For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward. 2 Corinthians 1:12
"If placed under the control of His Spirit, the more thoroughly the intellect is cultivated, the more
effectively it can be used in the service of God. The uneducated man who is consecrated to God and who longs to bless others can be, and is, used by the Lord in His service."
Christ's Object Lessons p.143 E.G.W.

Creation Moment 9/29/2014 - Mormons on Evolution

"The Mormon church teaches that God did not create Ex Nihilo (from nothing) as the Bible clearly says (Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Hebrews 11:3). They say that matter is eternal and that the gods (even the original god they call ‘Heavenly Father’) arranged pre-existing ‘elements’ to form the world(s).
From the Church of Latter Day Saints’ own website by searching ‘Creation’ we read;
Under the direction of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ created the heavens and the earth (see Mosiah 3:8; Moses 2:1). From scripture revealed through the Prophet Joseph Smith, we know that in the work of the Creation, the Lord organized elements that had already existed (see Abraham 3:24). He did not create the world “out of nothing”, as some people believe.
 This idea comes from Mormonism’s founding father Joseph Smith who also wrote; Now the word create came from the word baurau, which does not mean to create out of nothing; it means to organize; the same as a man would organize materials and build a ship. Hence we infer that God had materials to organize the world out of chaos—chaotic matter, which is element, and in which dwells all the glory. Element had an existence from the time He had. The pure principles of element are principles which can never be destroyed; they may be organized and reorganized, but not destroyed. They had no beginning, and can have no end. 

So to put the Mormon’s proposed view of origins into a chronological sequence it would state;
  1. First there was matter (which always existed).
  2. This matter somehow produced the first man who grew in wisdom and became (the first) God.
  3. This God produced other humans.
  4. From these humans came other Gods.
Although most Mormons may not adhere to the following logical conclusions as their beliefs, this is ultimately a materialistic worldview that at its core is similar to atheism. For even if Mormonism teaches that there are gods (intelligent designers/arrangers), they are ultimately the result of some kind of an evolutionary process (matter produced a man who became a god)." CMI

Saturday, September 27, 2014

You are an Epistle...

Ye are our epistle written in our hearts,
known and read of all men:
2 Corinthians 3:2
"He sends in you a letter to the family, the village, the street, where you live. Jesus, dwelling in you, desires to speak to the hearts of those who are not acquainted with Him. Perhaps they do not read the Bible, or do not hear the voice that speaks to them in its pages; they do not see the love of God through His works. But if you are a true representative of Jesus, it may be that through you they will be led to understand something of His goodness and be won to love and serve Him."
Steps to Christ p.81 E.G.W.

It Is Finished performed by the Gaither Trio

It Is Finished performed by the Gaither Trio
When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar,
he said, It is finished:
and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
John 19:30

Footsteps of Paul: From Jerusalem to the Gentiles

Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter,
and abode with him 15 days.
But other of the apostles saw I none, s
ave James the Lord's brother.
And he spake boldly in the name of the Lord Jesus,
and disputed against the Grecians:
but they went about to slay him.
And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem,
even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance;
And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem:
for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.

And I said, Lord,
they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee:
And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed,
I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death,
and kept the raiment of them that slew him.

And he said unto me,
Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.
Galatians 1:18,19/Acts 9:29/22:17-21
"The departure of Paul suspended for a time the violent opposition of the Jews, and the church had a period of rest, in which many were added to the number of believers."
Acts of the Apostles p.130 E.G.W. 

Creation Moment 9/28/2014 - "Micro-evolution" in progress

...and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth;

that they may breed abundantly in the earth,

and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

Genesis 8:17
"A bright orange poison dart frog with a unique call was discovered in Donoso, Panama, and
described by researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí in Panama, and the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. In the species description published this week in Zootaxa, it was named Andinobates geminisae for Geminis Vargas, "the beloved wife of [coauthor] Marcos Ponce, for her unconditional support of his studies of Panamanian herpetology."
Genetic information about this species is available in the Barcode of Life Data System and in GenBank. A recording of the call is available at"
 The above story would be an example of micro-evolution, better known as genetic variation today. In other words, it's how we get different shapes, sizes & colors.
Macro-evolution on the other hand, is what people mean when thy say "evolution" today in common  parlance on origins.----
                                       "Micro-evolution"= the frog is still a frog.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fools claim Proverbs comment on Fools a contradiction

Genuine Fools, commenting on Proverbs commenting of fools, claim a Biblical contradiction...But is there one?

Answer not a fool according to his folly,
lest thou also be like unto him.
Answer a fool according to his folly,
lest he be wise in his own conceit.
Proverbs 26:4,5

So some Fools ask whether we should answer a fool or not based upon Proverbs, for they ask, doesn't verse 4 & 5 contradict?

Not at's why, ......
Verse 4 is talking about not embracing the folly of the fool so as not to end up like him.
Verse 5 is talking about showing the fool where his folly will lead & thus he isn't so wise as he thinks.

Romans 15:4

Paths From Babel: To Afghanistan

Therefore is the name of it called Babel;

because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth:
and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Genesis 11:9
"Historical records indicate that Aryans from Iran were the first to occupy Afghanistan (eighth century B.C.) followed by Persians (sixth century B.C.), Greeks (fourth century B.C.), Mauryans
from India (ushered Buddhism into the region), Greco-Bactrians, Arabs (introduced Islam) and Mongols among others.
The official languages of Afghanistan, Dari and Pashto, are of Indo-European origin and are spoken by the Tajiks and Pathans or Pashtuns, respectively. Pathans live primarily south of the Hindu Kush Mountains and comprise the most prevalent ethnic group in Afghanistan (42%) while representing approximately 15% of the population of neighboring Pakistan.
Blood samples were obtained with informed consent from 190 unrelated males representing the general population of Pathans from Afghanistan. The collection was subsequently divided along the Hindu Kush Mountain Range into north Afghanistan (n=44) and south Afghanistan (n=146) to assess the role of the massif as a barrier and/or corridor to gene flow between the two regions.
Y-SNP and Y-STR genotyping
A total of 116 bi-allelic markers were hierarchically genotyped as previously described. The nomenclature followed for the Y-SNP haplogroup assignment is in accordance with the Y Chromosome Consortium and subsequent updates. The 17-loci Y-STR haplotype data from our previous reports were utilized in the current investigation to perform pertinent Y-STR-based analyses.
Distribution of Y-chromosome haplogroups
From a total of 116 binary markers typed, we identified 25 paternal lineages in 190 Afghan males, 11 of which were observed in north Afghanistan and 22 in the southern collection.
The majority of the Afghan individuals examined in the current investigation belong to haplogroup R-M207 (67.4%), with sub-haplogroup R1a1a*-M198 predominating in both the north (50%) and south (65.8%).
It is interesting to note that the paralagous branch, R2a-M124, is observed at a considerably higher proportion in north Afghanistan (11.4%) as compared with the south (2.1%) and that haplogroups R2*-M479 (0.7%) and R1b1a2a-L23 (0.7%) are detected, albeit at low frequencies, exclusively in the southern region of the country.
Haplogroup L-M20 (9.5%), the second most abundant in this study, exhibits substantial disparity in its distribution on either side of the Hindu Kush range, with 25% of the northern Afghans belonging to this lineage, compared with only 4.8% of males from the south.
Haplogroup G-M201, which occurs at an average frequency of 7.9% in the Afghan gene pool, is reported at high frequencies in the Caucasus (eg, 74% in Ossetians from Digora) and it is thought to be associated with the Neolithic expansion throughout the region. Although G2c-M377 is the second most frequent haplogroup in south Afghanistan (6.2%), it is found at substantially lower levels in the northern population (2.3%).
South Afghanistan is represented by 22 polymorphic binary markers, 14 of which are absent from the northern region, suggesting reduced genetic diversity in the latter population. A plausible explanation for the reduced diversity might be the presence of the Hindu Kush Mountain range, which may have served as a directional barrier to gene flow.
Pakistan displays higher haplotype variance (0.548) than India (0.118), suggesting that L-M20 most likely originated in what is today Pakistan rather than in India.
Afghanistan populations are comparable to those computed for Pakistan and higher than India at the seven-loci resolution.
This finding supports the notion that the L3-M357 sub-clade is of Afghani or Pakistani origin and subsequently spread southernly to India.
Our study demonstrates close genetic ties between Pathans from Afghanistan and Pakistan. The affinity between Pathans from these two regions is expected considering that the Durand Line, which established Afghanistan southeastern limits since 1893, was imposed without concern to tribal and ethnic affiliations.
On the origins of Pathans

Although Greeks and Jews have been proposed as ancestors to Pathans, their genetic origin remains ambiguous. The Lasithi Plateau isolate, in the highlands of eastern Crete, partitions relatively close to the Afghanistan populations in the CA graph, which could be attributed to the elevated proportion of R1a1a chromosomes shared among them. However, the absence of the predominantly Greek E1b1b1a2 -V13 lineage in Pathans does not argue for genetic contributions from Greece. Ashkenazi Levites and our north and south Afghanistan populations, on the other hand, exhibit significantly higher frequency of the R1a1a-M198 haplogroup (51.7%, 50.0% and 65.8%, respectively), whereas lower frequencies are detected in Ashkenazi Cohanims (1.3%) and Ashkenazi Israelites (4.0%).

Overall, Ashkenazi Jews exhibit a frequency of 15.3% for haplogroup R1a1a-M198. Nebel et al proposed, on the basis of moderate to high frequency of R1a1a in Central Asia and southern Russia/Ukraine, that these R1a1a chromosomes in Ashkenazi groups might represent vestiges of Khazars. It is thought that this Turkic tribe from Central Asia had converted to Judaism at the end of the Eighth century A.D. and, after the fall of their kingdom, they spread and were assimilated by the emerging Ashkenazi community in Eastern Europe.
In addition, the Jewish traditions (particularly circumcision, a talith prayer shawl, shabbat, praying in the direction of Jerusalem during the Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur and the Magen David symbol in their houses, among several others) observed among Pathans from Afghanistan and the presence of haplogroup G2c-M377, a lineage commonly observed among the Ashkenazi Jewish population (~7%), are congruent with the above-stated hypothesis.
The diversity of Y-chromosome haplogroups in the Afghanistan populations examined in this study reflects the history of the area signaling multiple migrations over thousands of years. Our results indicate that Afghanistan exhibits patrilineal elements from the Neolithic revolution dispersal across Central Asia. The observed haplogroup distribution suggests some degree of genetic isolation of the northern population, likely because of the Hindu Kush Mountain range acting as a barrier and separating them from the southern Afghans who have greater contact with neighboring Pakistan and migrants from the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia.
 Genetic signatures of South Central Asian populations are evident in their patrilineages and may represent gene flow associated with the Silk Road migrations. In addition, the high frequencies of R1a1a-M198 chromosomes and the sharing of seven Y-STR loci haplotypes among Pathans, Ashkenazi Jews and west Russians may represent vestiges from the Khazars of Central Asia that converted to Judaism at the end of the Eighth century A.D., connecting Pathans with certain Ashkenazi Jews by the way of a common Khazar ancestry." EuropeanJournalOfHumanGenetics

Creation Moment 9/27/2014 - Big Bang in "Dust bin" (pun intended)

"A crumbling claim that appeared to reveal the workings of the big bang may instead say more about
how science is done in an age of incessant news coverage. In March, researchers working with a specialized telescope at the South Pole, known as BICEP2, claimed that by studying the afterglow of the big bang—the so-called cosmic microwave background—they had discovered direct evidence that the newborn cosmos had undergone a bizarre exponential growth spurt known as cosmic inflation. Now, researchers from the European Space Agency’s Planck spacecraft have shown that radiation from dust in our galaxy accounts for some, and possibly all, of the BICEP signal." ScienceMagazine
And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
John 8:32
Give up on that myth of the big bang.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Worship in Revelation & the Sabbath

In Revelation 4 & 5 there are 2 reasons for worship:
In chapter 4--the Creator
In chapter 5--the Redeemer

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Revelation 4:11
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;
Revelation 5:9
The Sabbath was given as a literal rest day
to honor Him as Creator:
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work,...
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Exodus 20:10,11
The Sabbath was also given as a reminder
to rest in the grace of our Redeemer:
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work,...And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
Deuteronomy 5:14,15
Paul Summarizes the Point:
A literal 7th day Sabbath remains....
And God did rest the seventh day from all his works....
For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.
Hebrews 4:4,8,9
And a spiritual Sabbath rest in His grace.....
For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works,
as God did from his.
Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest,
lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Hebrews 4:10,11

The "Really" File - (Ken & Barbie- Jesus & Mary?)

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child;
Proverbs 22:15

"ROME (RNS) Barbie has had a number of careers in her 55 years — flight attendant, veterinarian, astronaut, even president. Her latest role, however, is raising eyebrows.
Italy’s Catholic bishops are furious about controversial artistic depictions of the popular Barbie and Ken dolls as the Virgin Mary and a crucified Jesus Christ and other saints.
Two Argentinian artists, Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini, produced 33 dolls of various religious figures for a show named “Barbie, The Plastic Religion,” which opens in Buenos Aires on Oct. 11.
SIR, an Italian website backed by the Italian bishops conference, denounced the controversial toys in an editorial, which asks: ” What is the difference between provocation and bad taste?”
The artists’ collection featured on their Facebook page includes religious figures from Catholicism, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism. Although the artists decided against creating a Ken doll as Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, they do depict Jesus being crucified on the cross.
On their Facebook page the two artists write in Spanish that there
From the "Really" File
was no way they would depict Muhammad out of their great respect for Islam
(U mean they didn't wanna get blown up or decapitated?) "The brightly colored dolls have provoked widespread debate in several languages from Argentina to France. The collection also includes versions of Barbie as Joan of Arc, Mary Magdalene and the Virgin of Lourdes.
“Do you think it is finished? If you did, you’re forgetting that there is also the masculine component of the plastic couple. So you can see the faithful and eternal boyfriend Ken dressed as Jesus, Saint Roch, Saint Sebastian or for the politically correct, Buddha,” the website editorial says." RNS

IN the NEWS - Resurrection of the Ebola dead?

"Two Ebola patients, who died of the virus in separate communities in Nimba County have reportedly resurrected in the county. The victims, both females, believed to be in their 60s and 40s respectively, died of the Ebola virus recently in Hope Village Community and the Catholic Community in Ganta, Nimba.

But to the amazement of residents and onlookers on Monday, the deceased
reportedly regained life in total disbelief. The New Dawn Nimba County correspondent said the late Dorris Quoi of Hope Village Community and the second victim only identified as Ma Kebeh, said to be in her late 60s, were about to be taken for burial when they resurrected.

Ma Kebeh had reportedly been in door for two nights without food and medication before her alleged death. Nimba County has had bizarre news of Ebola cases with a native doctor from the county, who claimed that he could cure infected victims, dying of the virus himself last week.

News of the resurrection of the two victims has reportedly created panic in residents of Hope Village Community and Ganta at large, with some citizens describing Dorris Quoi as a ghost, who shouldn't live among them. Since the Ebola outbreak in Nimba County, this is the first incident of dead victims resurrecting."

O.K. ... I'm gonna say that this was NOT a resurrection. For one thing, the resurrection takes place at the 2nd Advent. For another, it is likely their vital signs were so low during a state of unconsciousness, that they appeared to be dead. But actually weren't.

For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing,
Ecclesiastes 9:5

Creation Moment 9/26/2014 - Mercury undermining evolutionary cosmology

"Mercury magnetic mystery:  The word “mystery” is front and center in Astrobiology Magazine’s headline, “Mysteries of a magnetic Mercury.”  An embedded video clip about findings from the MESSENGER mission explains how the planet’s molten core is larger than expected: “Many
scientists thought the interior might have cooled to a solid because of the planet’s small size.”  The core inferred from instruments is not only large, extending to 85% of Mercury’s radius, but has unique characteristics:Mercury’s core is different from any other planetary core in the solar system.”  It doesn’t work the same way as Earth’s, either.  As could be expected, though, the NASA site took the opportunity to tease readers about life, even though “Mercury is not a location in the Solar System where life is thought to be possible.”  UCLA’s Hao Cao calls Mercury’s magnetic field “bizarre” and “peculiar.”  His research “implies that planets have multiple ways of generating a magnetic field.”  But with that admission goes hope of identifying a unified model." CEH
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God,
Hebrews 11:3
The UNIQUENESS of each planetary object undermines evolutionary cosmology.
Think about it....UNIQUENESS = DESIGN

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Point of the Cross

The character of God demands JUSTICE.
And JUSTICE for sinning requires death. But God in His MERCY takes it upon Himself.

Lesson from Mathematics:
* The mathematical cosmological constant, which governs the physics of the universe, if it were off a fraction either way, the universe would collapse or explode.

* When we violate this same God's moral laws a fraction, either way, it is called SIN. We too should be destroyed, except for His intervening MERCY to make a way.

For you, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive;
and plenteous in mercy to all them that call on you.
Psalm 86:5

IN the NEWS - Vitriolic HATE of the GREEN Religion

Robert F Kennedy Jr loses his cool and grabs mic from reporter pushing him about his own carbon footprint 

COMMENTARY before the story:
The secular left is calling for using the powers of government to punish differences of opinion.
They have already started by persecuting Christians who won't PARTICIPATE in gay weddings (Colorado, New Mexico, New York, Washington, Oregon).
Now, the GREEN Religion is calling for persecution of those who disagree with their interpretation of data on the environment.
The LESSON here?......picture spiritual Babylon implementing the mark of the beast to appease an angry Father God during natural disasters (by setting aside a counterfeit Sabbath)---joined by those in spiritual Egypt (GREEN Religion's neo-paganism) co-operating in order to set aside a day to reduce our so-called collective carbon footprint so as to appease an angry mother earth.
In other words put people together who think they are doing God's will for real with these angry secular leftists and you can see real persecution like we haven't seen in centuries.

"Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., says he wants a law to punish politicians who dissent from man-made climate change theory - and calls them "contemptible human beings."

Kennedy made the remarks in an interview with Climate Depot at a climate march in New York on Sunday:
Kennedy Jr. accused skeptical politicians of "selling out the public trust."
"Those guys are doing the Koch Brothers bidding and are against all the evidence of the rational mind, saying global warming does not exist. They are contemptible human beings. I wish there were a law you could punish them with. I don't think there is a law that you can punish those politicians under."

And, Kennedy's not the only climate activist who would like to see dissenters jailed.
As the Media Research Center's Business and Media Institute (BMI) chronicled in a May 2014 analysis, pro-climate change theory media and scientists have long promoted the idea of throwing anyone who disagrees with them in jail - even to the point of calling for "climate Nuremberg" trials:
On May 19, 2014 PBS' "Moyers & Company" played a clip of scientist, David Suzuki, calling for politicians skeptical of man-made climate change to "be thrown in the slammer." On day later, a tweet by well-known alarmist Michael Mann suggested that skepticism could be a "crime against humanity."

On March 28, 2014, the popular website Gawker's Adam Weinstein declared "Arrest Climate-Change Deniers." Weinstein explained there was "clear precedent" to "punish the climate-change liars." He was very specific on who should be jailed, as well. Weinstein clarified that the "man on the street" is innocent but just "too stupid." Instead, he focused on "Rush...." and "Americans for Prosperity."

Grist, which has featured major interviews with both former Vice President Al Gore and PBS' Bill Moyers, called for "war crimes trials for climate denying b****ds." He escalated that threat, calling specifically for "some sort of climate Nuremberg." CNSN News
They exchanged the truth about God for a lie,
and worshiped and served created things
 rather than the Creator...
Romans 1:25 NIV
"The gathering at the National Martyrs and Peace Park on the outskirts of the capital, Katmandu, wasn’t some protest to protect the trees from oncoming destruction, but instead an awareness rally celebrating World Environment Day. To accomplish this they set a goal of beating the previous Guinness World Record for number of people tree hugging simultaneously."

Last Words of Peter (for us)

But * grow in grace,
and in * the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To him be glory both now and for ever.
2 Peter 3:18

SDA News - Boko Haram destroys SDA Church

"A Seventh-day Adventist Church official in Northern Nigeria said the terrorist group Boko Haram destroyed an Adventist Church last month after members fled the area.

The Magar Adventist Church in the Northeastern state of Borno was burned on Saturday, August 23,

said Stephen H. Bindas, president of the Northern Nigeria Union Conference, based in Abuja. The incident happened after the congregation’s 67 members left the area to escape Boko Haram’s threats, Bindas said.

Bindas said the whereabouts of many members are unknown. Some went as far as the city of Jos in the middle of the country and are now staying at the headquarters of the North East Nigeria Conference.

“At the moment, the insurgents have taken over their homes, foodstuffs and beddings,” Bindas said in an email. Though none of the Adventist churches in the region had previously been threatened, many other Christian groups are facing the same fate, he said.

“We ask the world church to remember Northern Nigeria in prayers and to assist in whatever means to restore hope to these fleeing members and their families,” he said."
If, when evil cometh upon us,
as the sword,
or pestilence,
or famine,
we stand before this house,
and in thy presence,
(for thy name is in this house,)
and cry unto thee in our affliction,
then thou wilt hear and help.
2 Chronicles 20:9

Creation Moment 9/25/2014 - Energizing Cells

You watched me as I was being 
formed in utter seclusion,
as I was woven together 

in the dark of the womb.
Psalm 139:14 NLT
"In ATP hydrolysis, actin filaments use ATP by breaking off one of its three phosphate atoms. The chemical energy stored in the phosphate bond is released and can be used for many purposes. Here, the energy is used to change the properties of the actin filaments, after which the polymer can be disassembled. This continuous growth and disassembly is what causes cells to move."

See more about ATP & the battery charger of cells......

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

GOSPEL Gem: That Precious Pearl

Matthew 13:45,46
the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man,
seeking goodly pearls:

when he had found one pearl of great price,
went and sold all that he had,
and bought it.
Paul Adds - But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.
Hebrews 11:16 ESV
"In the parable the pearl is not represented as a gift. The merchantman bought it at the price of all that he had. Many question the meaning of this, since Christ is represented in the Scriptures as a gift. He
is a gift, but only to those who give themselves, soul, body, and spirit, to Him without reserve. We are to give ourselves to Christ, to live a life of willing obedience to all His requirements. All that we are, all the talents and capabilities we possess, are the Lord's, to be consecrated to His service. When we thus give ourselves wholly to Him, Christ, with all the treasures of heaven, gives Himself to us. We obtain the pearl of great price." Christ's Object Lessons p.43 E.G.W.

IN the NEWS - Ebola Survival Story & Psalm 91

"On the night of Sunday July 20, 2014, Patrick Sawyer was wheeled into the Emergency Room at First Consultants Medical Centre, Obalende, Lagos, (Nigeria) with complaints of fever and body weakness.
Mr. Sawyer had recently arrived from Liberia.
Dr. Ada Igonoh

At about 5.00pm, he requested to see a doctor. I was the doctor on call that night so I went in to see him. He complained that he had stooled about five times that evening and that he wanted to use the bathroom again. I picked up the I.V. bag from his bed and hung it back on the stand. Patrick Sawyer was now a suspected case of Ebola, perhaps the first in the country. He was quarantined.

At 6:30am, Friday 25th July, I got a call from the nurse that Patrick Sawyer was completely unresponsive. Again I put on the protective gear and headed to his room. I found him slumped in the bathroom. I examined him and observed that there was no respiratory movement. I felt for his pulse; it was absent. We had lost him. It was I who certified Patrick Sawyer dead.

On Friday 1st of August, my temperature read a high 38.7c.
On Saturday 2nd of August, the fever worsened. It was now at 39c and would not be reduced by taking paracetamol. I couldn’t eat.
Sunday 3rd of August, I got a call from one of the doctors who came to take my sample the day before. He told me that the sample which was they had taken was not confirmatory, and that they needed another sample.
They came with the ambulance that afternoon and told me that I had to go with them to Yaba.

I did not believe I had Ebola. After all, my contact with Sawyer was minimal. I only touched his I.V. fluid bag just that once without gloves. The only time I actually touched him was when I checked his pulse and confirmed him dead, and I wore double gloves and felt adequately protected.

I was left alone in the back of the ambulance for over four hours.
The ambulance door opened and a Caucasian gentleman approached me but kept a little distance. He said to me, “I have to inform you that your blood tested positive for Ebola. I am sorry.” I had no reaction.
He said it was the typical Ebola tongue. I took out my mirror from my bag and took a look and I was shocked at what I saw. My whole tongue had a white coating, looked furry and had a long, deep ridge right in the middle.

I was taken to the female ward. I was shocked at the environment. It looked like an abandoned building. As I walked in, I immediately recognized one of the ward maids from our hospital. She always had a smile for me but not this time. She was ill and she looked it. She had been stooling a lot too. It smelled of faeces and vomit.

Dr. David, the Caucasian man who had met me at the ambulance on my arrival, came in wearing his full protective ‘hazmat’ suit and goggles. It was fascinating seeing one live. I had only seen them online. He brought bottles of water and ORS, the oral fluid therapy which he dropped by my bedside. He told me that 90 percent of the treatment depended on me. He said I had to drink at least 4.5 litres of ORS daily to replace fluids lost in stooling and vomiting.

That evening, the symptoms fully kicked in. I was stooling almost every two hours. The toilets did not flush so I had to fetch water in a bucket from the bathroom each time I used the toilet. I then placed another bucket beneath my bed for the vomiting.
On occasion I would run to the toilet with a bottle of ORS, so that as I was stooling, I was drinking.

The next day Monday 4th of August, I began to notice red rashes on my skin particularly on my arms. I had developed sores all over my mouth. My head was pounding so badly. The sore throat was so severe I could not eat. I could only drink the ORS. I took paracetamol for the pain. The ward maid across from me wasn’t doing so well. She had stopped speaking. I couldn’t even brush my teeth; the sores in my mouth were so bad. This was a battle for my life but I was determined I would not die.

Every morning,
I began the day with reading and meditating on Psalm 91.

The matrons would leave our food outside the door; we had to go get the food ourselves. Mosquitoes were our roommates until they brought us mosquito nets.

Later that evening, Dr. David brought another lady into the ward. I recognized her immediately as Justina Ejelonu, a nurse who had started working at First Consultants on the 21st of July, a day after Patrick Saywer was admitted. She was on duty on the day Patrick reported that he was stooling. While she was attending to him that night, he had yanked off his drip, letting his blood flow almost like a tap onto her hands. Justina was pregnant and was brought into our ward bleeding from a suspected miscarriage.
The news that she had contracted Ebola was broken to her the following day after results of her blood test came out positive. Justina was devastated and wept profusely – she had contracted Ebola on her first day at work.

Then I got a call from my pastor. He had been informed about my predicament. He called me every single day morning and night and would pray with me over the phone. He later sent me a CD player, CDs of messages on faith......I had my iPad with me and told me that he was also doing his study. He wanted us to use all relevant information on Ebola to our advantage. So I researched and found out all I could about the strange disease.

There are five strains of the virus and the deadliest of them is the
Zaire strain, which was what I had. But that did not matter. I believed I would overcome even the deadliest of strains. Infected patients who succumb to the disease usually die between 6 to 16 days after the onset of the disease from multiple organ failure and shock caused by dehydration. I was counting the days and keeping myself well hydrated. I didn’t intend to die in that ward.

I read that as soon as the virus gets into the body, it begins to replicate really fast. It enters the blood cells, destroys them and uses those same blood cells to aggressively invade other organs where they further multiply. Ideally, the body’s immune system should immediately mount up a response by producing antibodies to fight the virus. If the person is strong enough, and that strength is sustained long enough for the immune system to kill off the viruses, the patient is likely to survive. If the virus replicates faster than the antibodies can handle however, further damage is done to the organs. Ebola can be likened to a multi-level, multi-organ attack but I had no intention of letting the deadly virus destroy my system. I drank more ORS. I also found out that a patient with Ebola cannot be re-infected and they cannot relapse back into the disease as there is some immunity conferred on survivors.

I continued to meditate on the Word of God.
It was my daily bread.

Shortly after Justina came into the ward, the ward maid, Mrs Ukoh passed on. The disease had gotten into her central nervous system. We stared at her lifeless body in shock. It was a whole 12 hours before officials of W.H.O came and took her body away. The ward had become the house of death. The whole area surrounding her bed was disinfected with bleach. Her mattress was taken and burned.

We were saddened by the news that Jato, the ECOWAS protocol officer to Patrick Sawyer who had also tested positive, had passed on days after he was admitted. Two more females joined us in the ward; a nurse from our hospital and a patient from another hospital. The mood in the ward was solemn. There were times we would be awakened by the sudden, loud cry from one of the women. It was either from fear, pain mixed with the distress or just the sheer oppression of our isolation.

Five days after I was admitted, the vomiting stopped. A day after that, the diarrhea ceased.
I then graduated from drinking only the ORS fluid to eating only bananas,....The initial fever had subsided four days after I was admitted, and then suddenly it showed up again. I thought it was the Ebola. I enquired from Dr. David who said fever was sometimes the last thing to go, but he expressed surprise that it had stopped only to come back on again. I was perplexed.
The following morning, Dr. Ohiaeri sent me antimalarial medication which I took for three days. Before the end of the treatment, the fever had disappeared.

Sadly, Justina succumbed to the disease on the 12th of August. It was a great blow and my faith was greatly shaken as a result. I commenced daily Bible study with the other two female patients and we would encourage one another to stay positive in our outlook though in the natural it was grim and very depressing.

On the evening of the day Justina passed on, we were moved to the new isolation centre. The new building was cleaner and much better than the old building. Towels and nightwear were provided on each bed. The environment was serene.

Saturday the 16th of August, the W.H.O doctors came with some papers. I was informed that the
result of my blood test was negative for Ebola virus. I was free to go home after being in isolation for exactly 14 days. I was so full of thanks and praise to God.

I went for a chlorine bath, which was necessary to disinfect my skin from my head to my toes. It felt like I was being baptized into a new life as Dr. Carolina, a W.H.O doctor from Argentina poured the bucket of chlorinated water all over me. I wore a new set of clothes, following the strict instructions that no part of the clothes must touch the floor and the walls. Dr. Carolina looked on, making sure I did as instructed.

I read that Dr. Kent Brantly, the American doctor who contracted Ebola in Liberia and was flown out to the United States for treatment was being criticized for attributing his healing to God when he was given the experimental drug, Zmapp. I don’t claim to have all the answers to the nagging questions of life. Why do some die and some survive? Why do bad things happen to good people? Where is God in the midst of pain and suffering? Where does science end and God begin? These are issues we may never fully comprehend on this side of eternity. All I know is that I walked through the valley of the shadow of death and came out unscathed."

I will say of the LORD,
He is my refuge and my fortress:
my God; in him will I trust.
Psalm 91:2