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}

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

AMOS Analysis 1:4

Walk through Amos, verse by verse, with the great Bible Commentaries of Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714) & Adam Clarke (1760 - 1832)


1:4
But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall devour the palaces of Benhadad. KJV


{And I shall send fire into the house of Hazael, and it shall devour the houses of Benhadad.} Wycliffe's Bible


Ben-hadad - He was son and successor of Hazael. See the cruelties which they exercised upon the Israelites, 2 Kings 10:32; 2 Kings 13:7, etc., The fire threatened here is the war so successfully carried on against the Syrians by Jeroboam II., in which he took Damascus and Hamath, and reconquered all the ancient possessions of Israel.

God will kindle a fire among them; this is said concerning all these evil neighbours, v. 4, 7, 10, 12, 14. God will send a fire into their cities. Sin stirs up the fire of his jealousy, and that kindles other fires.

Daughters of Jerusalem

I found Him whom my soul loveth:
I held Him, and would not let Him go.
Song of Solomon 3:4


"Does Christ receive us when we come to Him,
notwithstanding all our past sinfulness?

Daughters of Jerusalem, extol Him with timbrel and harp!
Down with your idols, up with the Lord Jesus.

Now let the standards of pomp and pride be trampled under foot, but let the cross of Jesus, which the world frowns and scoffs at, be lifted on high.

O for a throne of ivory for our King Solomon! Let Him be set on high for ever, and let my soul sit at His footstool, and kiss His feet, and wash them with my tears. Oh, how precious is Christ! How can it be that I have thought so little of Him?

 Fellow believer, make a covenant with thine heart that thou wilt never depart from Him, and ask thy Lord to ratify it."
Charles Spurgeon

Puritan Corner - ....but shadows

"God is the highest good of the reasonable creature. The enjoyment of him is our proper; and is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Better than fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of any, or all earthly friends. These are but shadows; but the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but scattered beams; but God is the sun. These are but streams; but God is the fountain. These are but drops, but God is the ocean."
by Jonathon Edwards (1703-1758)
   Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
1 Corinthians 2:9

Creation Moment 9/30/2015 - A Glimpse?

"Astronomers have found a quartet of quasars embedded in a single cloud of cold gas, a discovery
that challenges currently held theories about how these rare objects form.
The discovery is significant both because there are four of them, and because they are so close together,” lead researcher Joseph Hennawi, told Discovery News.
Quasars are typically solitary beasts, separated by hundreds of millions of light years. About 100 have been found in pairs. Only two sets of triplets have been discovered, and now, a single quartet.
This was extremely surprising, as we knew that quasars are very rare objects, and it should be extremely unlikely to find four of them so close together,” Hennawi wrote
The newly found foursome are within 650,000 light years of one another, which is equivalent to about 25 percent of the distance between Milky Way and its nearest big neighbor galaxy Andromeda, he added.
Current models of how structure forms in the universe would never predict that there would be so much cool, dense gas around. Instead, those models predict that the gas in such a massive object should be 1,000 times hotter and 1,000 times less dense,” he said.
The discovery offers a unique opportunity to glimpse the assembly of the most massive structures in the universe, added astronomer Michele Fumagalli, ..".Discovery.com

What it is a GLIMPSE of is.....Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, Job 9:8

Monday, September 28, 2015

AMOS Analysis 1:3

Walk through Amos, verse by verse, with the great Bible Commentaries of Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714) & Adam Clarke (1760 - 1832)

 1:3
Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron: KJV
 {The Lord saith these things, On three great trespasses of Damascus, and on four, I shall not convert it, for it threshed Gilead in iron wains. (The Lord saith these things, For the three great trespasses of Damascus, and for the fourth, I shall not turn away their punishment, for they carved, or sliced, up the people of Gilead with iron wagons, or with iron sleds.)} Wycliffe's Bible
 Damascus was the capital of Syria.
The God of Israel is the God of the whole earth, and has something to say to them that shall make them tremble. Against them the Lord roars out of Zion. And before God, by the prophet, threatens Israel and Judah, he denounces judgments against those nations whom he made use of as scourges to them for their being so, which might serve for a check to their pride and insolence... Now as to all these nations here arraigned,...
That they are charged in general with three transgressions, and with four, that is, with many transgressions (as by one or two we mean a few, so by three or four we mean many, as in Latin a man that is very happy is said to be terque quarterque beatus—three and four times happy); 
               or with three and four, that is, with seven transgressions, a number of perfection, intimating that they have filled up the measure of their iniquities, and are ripe for ruin;
That the particular sin which is fastened upon as the fourth, and which alone is specified, is the sin of persecution:

Pauline Epistles Page

Then Paul stood up,
and beckoning with his hand said,
Men of Israel,
and ye that fear God,
give audience.
Acts 13:16


Colossians Message 4x4
http://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2014/06/about-to-hit-u-with-4x4-its-called.html
Philippians: Stand fast
http://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2014/06/philippians-stand-fast.html
Galatians: To the Bewitched
http://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2017/01/galatians-to-bewitched.html
2 Timothy: Soldier On
http://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2014/12/2-timothy-soldier-on.html
1 Thessalonians: The Blessed Hope
http://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2014/12/1-thessalonians-blessed-hope.html
2 Thessalonians: That Day
http://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2015/06/2-thessalonians-that-day.html
2 Corinthians: Be a Living Epistle & Ambassador for Christ
http://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2015/07/2-corinthians-be-living-epistle.html
The Ephesians Breakdown: CHRIST
http://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-ephesians-breakdown-christ.html
Philemon: Typifying Attributes
http://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2014/12/philemon-typifying-attributes.html
Romans: Summa Theologica of Paul
http://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2015/04/romans-summa-theologica-of-paul.html
Titus: Sound Doctrine
http://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2015/06/titus-sound-doctrine.html
1 Timothy: Avoiding Shipwreck
http://master1844-dc.blogspot.com/2017/01/1-timothy-avoiding-shipwreck.html

The Myrtle Trees

The myrtle trees that were in the bottom.
 Zechariah 1:8
"The vision in this chapter describes the condition of Israel in Zechariah's day; 
but being interpreted in its aspect towards us, 
it describes the Church of God as we find it now in the world. 

The Church is compared to a myrtle grove flourishing in a valley. 
    It is hidden, 
    unobserved, 
    secreted; 
courting no honor and 
attracting no observation from the careless gazer. 

The Church, ...... is concealed from carnal eyes, for the time of her breaking forth in all her splendor is not yet come. The idea of tranquil security is also suggested to us: for the myrtle grove in the valley is still and calm, while the storm sweeps over the mountain summits. 

How great is the inward tranquility of God's Church! 
Even when opposed and persecuted, she has a peace which the world gives not, and which, therefore, it cannot take away: the peace of God which passeth all understanding keeps the hearts and minds of God's people. 

The myrtle is the emblem of peace, 
and a significant token of triumph. 
The brows of conquerors were bound with myrtle and with laurel; and is not the Church ever victorious? Is not every Christian more than a conqueror through Him that loved him?"
Charles Spurgeon

Creation Moment 9/29/2015 - BRAINWASHING 101

"Parents of students at a Florida middle school are upset over a science assignment that suggested if
someone told them “evolution was just a theory, as a way of dismissing it, [...] they are trying to mislead you.”

But some parents, like Jennifer Flinchum, who saw the assignment and how it was worded said it caused a heated reaction.
The hair on the back of my neck stood up,” she told the news station.
Lisa McNeil told WKMG it wasn’t necessarily the topic of evolution but “just the way they phrased those few sentences how they were kind of taking the rights away from the parents.”
Here’s what the assignment said:

Next time someone tries to tell you that evolution is just a theory, as a way of dismissing it, as if it’s just something someone guessed at, remember that they’re using the non-scientific meaning of the word. If that person is a teacher, or minister, or some other figure of authority, they should know better. In fact, they probably do, and are trying to mislead you.
WKMG reported that after parents started balking at the assignment, the school issued an apology letter." TheBlaze

 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God:
Romans 8:7

Sunday, September 27, 2015

AMOS Analysis 1:2

Walk through Amos, verse by verse, with the great Bible Commentaries of Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714) & Adam Clarke (1760 - 1832)

 1:2
And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither. KJV

{And he said, The Lord shall roar from Zion, and shall give his voice from Jerusalem; and the fair things of shepherds mourned, and the top of Carmel was made dry (and the pastures of the shepherds were parched, and the top of Mount Carmel was made dry)} Wycliffe's Bible 

 The Lord will roar from Zion. His threatenings by his prophets, and the executions of those threatenings in his providence, will be as terrible as the roaring of a lion is to the shepherds and their flocks. 
 ...This introduction was natural in the mouth of a herdsman who was familiar with the roaring of lions, ...The roaring of the lion in the forest is one of the most terrific sounds in nature; when near, it strikes terror into the heart of both man and beast.

 Observe, 
1. Whence this warning comes—from Zion and Jerusalem, from the oracles of God there delivered; for by them is they servant warned, Psalm 19:11. In Zion was the mercy-seat; thence the Lord roars, intimating that God’s acts of justice are consistent with mercy, allayed and mitigated by mercy, nay, as they are warnings, they are really acts of mercy. We are chastened, that we may be not be condemned.
 2. What effect the warning has: The habitations of the shepherds mourn, either because they fear the roaring lion or because they feel what is signified by that comparison, the consequences of a great drought (Amos 4:7), which made the top of Carmel....

Christ said Psalms were Inspired

For David himself said
 by the Holy Ghost
The LORD said to my Lord, 
Sit thou on my right hand,
 till I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Mark 12:36 

  {The LORD said unto my Lord, 
Sit thou at my right hand, 
until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
Psalm 110:1}

Creation Moment 9/28/2015 - Blue & YOU

"The world might seem a little grayer than usual when we're down in the dumps and we often talk about "feeling blue" -- new research suggests that the associations we make between emotion and color go beyond mere metaphor. The results of two studies indicate that feeling sadness may actually change how we perceive color. Specifically, researchers found that participants who were induced to feel sad were less accurate in identifying colors on the blue-yellow axis than those who were led to feel amused or emotionally neutral.
The research is published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
"Our results show that mood and emotion can affect how we see the world around us," says psychology researcher Christopher Thorstenson..."Our work advances the study of perception by showing that sadness specifically impairs basic visual processes that are involved in perceiving color."
Previous studies have shown that emotion can influence various visual processes, and some work has even indicated a link between depressed mood and reduced sensitivity to visual contrast.
 ....results showed that participants who watched the sadness video clip were less accurate in identifying colors than participants who watched the amusing clip, but only for color patches that were on the blue-yellow axis. They showed no difference in accuracy for colors on the red-green axis.
Thorstenson points out that this research charts new territory, and that follow-up studies are essential to fully understanding the relationship between emotion and color perception:"
ScienceDaily


....for I am fearfully and wonderfully made:
Psalm 139:14
YOU are a delicately wired being
and worth dying for by your CREATOR.
Ye are bought with a price;
1 Corinthians 7:23

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Health Note - Breast Cancer & Cattle


Dear friend,
I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you,
3 John 1:2 NIV
"Women who are infected with a virus called the bovine leukemia virus (BLV) may face an increased risk of breast cancer, according
to a recent study. The researchers' analysis of the data revealed that the odds of having breast cancer, when taking other risk factors into account, were three times higher if BLV was present — an increase that's higher than those of several other well known risk factors for breast cancer, including drinking alcohol, being obese and using hormone treatments after menopause, the study said. BLV is frequently found in cattle herds throughout the United States, infecting the animals' blood cells and mammary tissues. Most cows do not become sick from the virus, although a very small percentage do develop cancer of the lymph system.
In a 2007 U.S. Department of Agriculture survey, researchers tested more than 500 U.S. dairy farms' "bulk tanks," which contain milk from many cows mixed together. The testing showed that milk tested positive for BLV antibodies at 100 percent of the dairy operations with large herds, of 500 or more cows." LiveScience


"The time will come when we may have to discard some of the articles of diet we now use, such as milk and cream and eggs; but it is not necessary to bring upon ourselves perplexity by premature and extreme restrictions. Wait until the circumstances demand it, and the Lord prepares the way for it” Counsels on Health, p. 136 E.G.W.

AMOS Analysis 1:1

Walk through Amos, verse by verse, with the great Bible Commentaries of Matthew Henry (1662 - 1714) & Adam Clarke (1760 - 1832)

1:1
The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years before the earthquake. KJV

 {The words of Amos be these, that was in the shepherds’ things of Tekoa, which he saw on Israel, in the days of Uzziah, that is, Azariah, king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam, son of Jehoash , king of Israel, before two years of the earth-moving. (These be the words of Amos, a shepherd from Tekoa, what he said about Israel, in the days of Uzziah, the king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam, the son of Jehoash, the king of Israel, two years before the earthquake.)} Wycliffe's Bible

 The words of Amos - This person and the father of Isaiah, though named alike in our translation, were as different in their names as in their persons. The father of Isaiah, אמוץ Amots ; the prophet before us, עמוס Amos . The first, aleph, mem, vau, tsaddi ; the second, ain, mem, vau, samech

 The general character of this prophecy. It consists of the words which the prophet saw. Are words to be seen? Yes, God’s words are; They were revealed to him in a vision, as John is said to see the voice that spoke to him, Revelation 1:12. 2.

Among the herdmen - He seems to have been among the very lowest orders of life, a herdsman, one who tended the flocks of others in the open fields, and a gatherer of sycamore fruit. Of whatever species this was, whether a kind of fig, it is evident that it was wild fruit; and he probably collected it for his own subsistence, or to dispose of either for the service of his employer, or to increase his scanty wages.

The time when these prophecies were delivered. 1. The book is dated, as laws used to be, by the reigns of the kings under whom the prophet prophesied. It was in the days of Uzziah king of Judah,..
2. It is dated by a particular event to which is prophecy had a reference; it was two years before the earthquake, that earthquake which is mentioned to have been in the days of Uzziah (Zechariah 14:5), which put the nation into a dreadful fright, for it is there said, They fled before it. But how could they flee from it? Some conjecture that this earthquake was at the time of Isaiah’s vision, when the posts of the door were moved, Isaiah 6:4. The tradition of the Jews is that it happened just at the time when Uzziah presumptuously invaded the priest’s office and went in to burn incense, 2 Chronicles 26:16. Josephus mentions this earthquake, Antiq. 9.225, and says, “By it half of a mountain was removed and carried to a plain four furlongs off; and it spoiled the king’s gardens.”

The persons concerned in the prophecy of this book; it is concerning Israel, the ten tribes, who were now ripened in sin and ripening apace for ruin. God has raised them up prophets among themselves (Amos 2:11), but they regarded them not; therefore God sends them one from Tekoa, in the land of Judah, that, coming from another country, he might be the more valued, and perhaps he was the rather sent out of his own country because there he was despised for his having been a herdsman.
Speaking of Shepherds.....

The "Really" File - (Pope's Cup?)

And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him,
Revelation 13:8


"Rep. Bob Brady (D-Pennsylvania) got a very
unique souvenir from Pope Francis' speech to Congress yesterday.
ABC News reports that, after the speech, Brady "bee-lined for the podium, picked up the glass Pope Francis drank out of, and brought it back to his office."
Brady, a devout Catholic, subsequently drank
From the "Really" File
from the glass. He also gave some of the water to members of his staff and his wife, Debra.

Brady's office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider. He provided photos of
himself and his family with the water glass to ABC News. Brady also confirmed that he "kept the remainder of the water and plans to sprinkle some on his grandchildren."
BusinessInsider


WHAT??? .....
REALLY?
Sorry Dude...nothing personal...but.....come on...

Creation Moment 9/27/2015 - Planetary Uniqueness Series: Top 10 (Kepler 438b) Earthlike?

Kepler 438b -- Earthlike?


"Some 470 light years away, this planet was discovered recently, in January 2015, by the Kepler space observatory.  What’s so
fascinating about this world is not in any extreme features or conditions, but to its striking resemblance to Earth. It has a good chance of being a rocky world, it is located in the “Goldilocks Zone” within its Solar System, meaning that it can have liquid water, and its size is just a bit larger of that of Earth." GN


I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
Isaiah 45:12
P.S.-Planetary Uniqueness undermines the evolutionary cosmological theory that solar systems formed through accretion from the same space dust debris in their vicinity....

Friday, September 25, 2015

Papal Notes - Little Horn before U.N. pushes GREEN Gospel & Social Gospel rather than Biblical Gospel

"Pope Francis, addressing the U.N. General Assembly today, urged international cooperation not only to solve humanity's largest problems but to save humanity itself.
Quoting a speech to the U.N. by his predecessor Pope Paul VI in 1965, Francis said of the world today: "The real danger comes from man...."

 1. On the sacredness of the environment:
"Any harm done to the environment, therefore, is harm done to humanity."
2. On climate change's impact on poverty:
"The poorest are those who suffer most from such offenses, for three serious reasons: they are cast off by society, forced to live off what is discarded and suffer unjustly from the abuse of the environment. They are part of today's widespread and quietly growing 'culture of waste.'"

 "Right Of The Environment"
 "A true 'right of the environment' does exist, for two reasons. First, because we human beings are part of the environment. We live in communion with it, since the environment itself entails ethical limits which human activity must acknowledge and respect. Man, for all his remarkable gifts, which 'are signs of a uniqueness which transcends the spheres of physics and biology,' is at the same time a part of these spheres."

 Nature Is Sacred
"This common home of all men and women must also be built on the understanding of a certain sacredness of created nature." Bustle
"Before the pontiff's address Friday, U.N. General Secretary Ban-Ki Moon thanked Francis for demonstrating once again your remarkable global stature as a man of faith among all faiths.” USAToday

Paul has a little different take on things...
They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, 
and worshiped and served created things 
rather than the Creator...
Romans 1:25 NIV

Papal Notes - 1st & 2nd beast meet

 The head of the entity of the 1st beast (sea beast) of Revelation spoke to the leaders of the 2nd beast of Revelation (land beast).  Here is how the NYT reported it....
"WASHINGTON Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, challenged Congress
and by extension the mightiest nation in the world on Thursday to break out of its cycle of paralysis and use its power to heal the “open wounds” of a planet torn by hatred, greed, poverty and pollution.Taking a rostrum never before occupied by the bishop of Rome, Francis issued a vigorous call to action to lawmakers who have spent years stalemated over major issues and even now are days away from a potential government shutdown in a dispute over the moral " boundaries of federal spending." NYT

SEA BEAST
And I stood upon the sand of the sea
and saw a beast rise up out of the sea
having seven heads and ten horns, 
and upon his horns ten crowns, 
and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
Revelation 13:1
(Later in Revelation it tells us that the water represents multitudes of people. Pagan Rome morphed into Papal Rome...the Little Horn of Daniel came up among 10 horns...the crowns represent the political powers of church & state that upheld Papal Power during the middle ages...and blasphemy is defined in Scripture as claiming 1) the power to forgive sins & 2) claiming to be God on earth. These two the Papal system claims openly.)
 LAND BEAST
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; 
and he had two horns like a lamb, 
and he spake as a dragon.
Revelation 13:11
(The land beast comes from the opposite of water---a lightly populated place to begin with...it's horns are lamblike...referring to religion...the 2 horns, without crowns, would indicate seperation of church & State as a secret to it's growth and success....but is powerful like a dragon...the U.S. only fits this role on the world stage) 
 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him
and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast
Revelation 13:12
 

Who Are The Neo - Atheists?

 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, 
being understood by the things that are made,  
even his eternal power and Godhead; 
so that they are without excuse:
Romans 1:20
Neo-Atheism
        "With the rise of neo-atheism comes a new phenomenon. The naturalistic origin of life is now mixed with aggressive attacks on religion, ..... 
They repeat the old atheistic arguments with better scientific reasoning and new tactics. 
They try to demonstrate that not only is it foolish to believe in God,
but that religion is
   evil,
     dangerous,
        and harmful.
They viciously attack the God of the Old Testament as well as religion in general,
yet they express their anger with charm and elegance.
The writings of four principles represent neo-atheism in the world today:
        


Richard Dawkins is the most famous of the four, and a prolific author. Emeritus professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Oxford, he aggressively challenges the Christian religion. Dawkins formulated the most articulate and vicious attack on the God of the Bible. “The God of the
Old Testament,” he wrote, “is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”
         Marcion in the second century A.D. had already expressed negative thoughts about the God of the Old Testament, but Dawkins plays forte fortissimo with the same melody and strongly claims that the God of the Hebrew Scriptures is a moral monster. Moreover, Dawkins advocates an opinion that everything has only a biological origin.        


Sam Harris also is a critic of religion. His first book, The End of Faith, fueled a debate about the
validity of religion. In his Letter to a Christian Nation, he takes a stand against child sacrifices to bloodthirsty gods and argues that the atoning sacrifice of Jesus for humanity’s transgressions is reminiscent of these perverted religious practices. Then he added The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values because he realized that people think that science and evolution have nothing to say on the subject of morality and the formation of human values. He tries to answer this puzzle through science, because otherwise people’s ethical behavior is one of the primary justifications for the Christian faith.
        

Christopher Hitchens, recently deceased, was a polemicist and
journalist who made a direct case against religion. The title of his main book eloquently describes the reason and his aim for writing the book God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. This phrase is a play on a common Muslim saying that means, “Allah is great.” Hitchens denies the relevancy of any religion and defines religion as a social poison. As a result of his reading of the major religious texts, he states that religion is a manmade wish, a cause of dangerous sexual control, and a distortion of our understanding of origins. He argues for a secular life based on science and reason.
        

Daniel Dennett, a Tufts University cognitive scientist, published in 1991 a thought-provoking book Consciousness Explained, and anyone reading it will agree that to explain human consciousness is not an easy task. Dennett explains everything from the naturalistic
viewpoint. He claims that human consciousness, rather than being “hard-wired” into the brain’s innate machinery, is more like software that runs on the hardware of the human brain and is largely the product of cultural evolution.
        In another of his books, Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life, Dennett argues for the power of the theory of natural selection. Populist argumentation for undergirding Darwin’s theory of evolution leads him to the conclusion that the evolutionary hypothesis is like a powerful acid, a “universal solvent, capable of cutting right to the heart of everything in sight” which dissolves everything. At the end, he states that “the truly dangerous aspect of Darwin’s idea is its seductiveness.” Dennett in his discussion of morality and religion claims that Christians manufacture terror, psychological abuse, hell, and phobias.
        

The views of these neo-atheistic thinkers and scientists are founded on naive views of human nature and the denial of the power of sin. 

       ....... But atrocities have also been committed by atheistic dictators as a result of a denial of God:  
Hitler,
Stalin,
Pol Pot,
and Mao Tse-tung.

         One telling illustration from the French Revolution should suffice. In 1793, when religion was replaced by reason, as Madame Roland, an advocate of democratic principles, was going to her execution, she bowed mockingly toward the statue of liberty in the Place de la Revolution and uttered the words for which she is now remembered: “O Liberty, what crimes are committed in thy name!”        

The inhumanity, in fact, is a common element in sinful human nature, regardless of whether perpetrators are religious or atheist. 
 From a consistent evolutionary perspective, it is impossible for genuine self-sacrifice or morality to spring from the natural heart. According to atheistic ideology, only the most powerful and strongest survive in the end." 
Jiří Moskala/PerspectiveDigest

"Lying Wonders"...

 Even him, 
whose coming is after the working of Satan 
with all power and signs and lying wonders,
2 Thessalonians 2:9

Some "Lying Wonders" of Rome.....

* Baptismal Regeneration
* Sacramental Grace
* Absolution of the Confessional
* Extreme Unction
* Transubstantiation

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1 Corinthians 16:14 NKJV
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Creation Moment 9/26/2015 - Planetary Uniqueness Series: Top 10 (GJ 1214b) -Waterworld-

 GJ 1214b  -Waterworld-

"47 light years away from Earth, this planet is completely
covered by water. A never ending ocean that spans the entire planet from end to end. What’s even stranger about this planet it’s what’s underneath.
Liquid water goes on down for miles until eventually it hits the planet’s core which is made out of ice. This ice isn’t there because of the cold temperature, but because of the extreme pressures exercised from above. This type of ice is known in the scientific world as Ice VII." GN


I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.
Isaiah 45:12
P.S.-Planetary Uniqueness undermines the evolutionary cosmological theory that solar systems formed through accretion from the same space dust debris in their vicinity....

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Christ's Nature as it relates to SIN

 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses,
 but we have one who has been tempted in every way, 
just as we are—yet he did not sin.
Hebrews 4:15 NIV
"Christ ...could not have been tempted in all points like as man is tempted had their been no possibility of his failing. He was a free
agent, placed on probation, as was Adam and as is man. Unless there is a possibility of yielding, temptation is no temptation. Temptation comes and is resisted when man is powerfully influenced to do a wrong action, and knowing that he can do it, resists by faith, with a firm hold upon divine power. This was the ordeal through which Christ passed."
Manuscript Releases Vol.6,p.1 E.G.W.

Creation Moment 9/25/2015 - Planetary Uniqueness Series: Top 10 (HD 188753 Ab) -3 Sunsets-

HD 188753 Ab  - 3 Sunsets-

" HD 188753 Ab orbits several stars......this planet doesn’t orbit
around two suns but three. This is a place where one could witness three Sunsets, sunrises and spectacular eclipses since these stars orbit around each other.
 What’s even stranger is that two of these three stars orbit a central one and are way out and have a larger orbit than this planet." GN

I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their host have I commanded.

Isaiah 45:12
P.S.-Planetary Uniqueness undermines the evolutionary cosmological theory that solar systems formed through accretion from the same space dust debris in their vicinity....

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

IN the NEWS - Seed Vault won't do much good.... just saying...

Your SEED VAULT won't do much good for what's coming upon the earth...just saying....



In the News---
"The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is the world's greatest repository of seeds. It has about 860,000 samples from most of the countries in the world stored in a facility cloaked in
permafrost, 800 miles beyond the rim of the Arctic Circle on a Norwegian archipelago. Even if electricity failed, its location means the specimens kept within the vault could survive at least two centuries.
The more than 4,000 plant species kept here provide a "global backstop" for the world's biodiversity in the face of climate change and other dramatic transformations on the planet. So it is conspicuous that, for the first time, the Norwegian-run facility will open the vault to remove some of its contents.
The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (or ICARDA), which was forced to relocate from the Syrian city of Aleppo to Beirut in 2012, requested almost 130 boxes out of the 325 it had deposited in the Svalbard vault. ICARDA's temporary unit in the Lebanese capital was only partially functioning, and it needed these samples as part of "its role as a hub to grow seeds and distribute them to other nations," the news agency explained." msn



What it is---
"The Norwegian government entirely funded the vault's approximately US$9 million construction. Primary funding for the Trust comes from such organisations as the Bill & Melinda Gates
Foundation and from various governments worldwide.

Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland's prime ministers ceremonially laid "the first stone" on 19 June 2006.
The seedbank is 390 ft inside a sandstone mountain on Spitsbergen Island, and employs robust security systems. Seeds are packaged in special four-ply packets and heat sealed to exclude moisture. The facility is managed by the Nordic Genetic Resource Center, though there are no permanent staff on-site.
Spitsbergen was considered ideal because it lacked tectonic activity and had permafrost, which aids preservation. Its being  430 ft above sea level will keep the site dry even if the ice caps melt." Wikipedia

Why it doesn't really matter-

* HEATWAVE

And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues:

Revelation 16:8,9

* NO SUNLIGHT
And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness;
Revelation 16:10



Papal Notes - The Little Horn comes to talk POLITICS

...even of that horn that had eyes, 
and a mouth that spake very great things, 
whose look was more stout than his fellows.
Daniel 7:20
"When Pope Francis meets Barack Obama at the White House on Wednesday, the president will bask in his guest’s moral authority and iconic popularity. But the first pontiff from Latin America is likely to exploit those assets to pressure his host on U.S. global economic leadership.
On Francis’s first full day in the country, Obama and as many as 15,000 guests will welcome him on the South Lawn of the White House. For the president, it’s an opportunity to showcase the pope’s support for his initiatives on income inequality, immigration and climate change.
These are issues that are going to define our future, and the pope I think is providing an incredible sense of motivation that they can and must be addressed,” Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes said in a conference call with reporters. “The pope’s voice could not be more timely and important.”
Contentious issues involving Church doctrine on the family -- such as abortion rights and contraception coverage -- will be swept under the carpet of the Oval Office. But the pope, who called for “a poor Church for the poor” on his election, is expected to elevate his concern for the downtrodden and the excluded for a global audience.
There are points of tension, and the role of the U.S. as a world leader in economic justice is certainly going to be an issue -- how much the U.S. is doing will be on the pope’s mind,” said veteran Vatican watcher John Thavis, author of The Vatican Prophecies. The U.S. is in a position to drive some of these discussions, and the pope would like to see some leadership.” EconomicJustice

IN the NEWS - GREEN Day of Atonement?

"Yom Kippur is known as the day of atonement,
when Jews ask for forgiveness for the wrongs they have committed. The DC service will focus specifically on climate change, according to Rabbi Arthur Waskow, who founded The Shalom Center and organized the event with Rabbi Mordechai Liebling, director of the Social Justice Organizing Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.
"We'll be atoning for the way in which the human race has treated the Earth, especially in the last hundred years or so," Waskow told The Huffington Post. 
While the service is happening, Pope Francis will be making appearances around the city and gearing up for his address to Congress on Thursday, Sept. 24. The Catholic leader's visit comes at an important time for faith communities working on climate justice, Waskow said." HP



Uhmmm...SIN, of which we need forgiveness, isn't defined as by the GREEN Religion---it is defined in Scripture....

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law:
for sin is the transgression of the law.
1 John 3:4
Q: What is up with all this planet worship???
A: They traded the truth about God for a lie. So they worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself, Romans 1:25 NLT