What “Beauty & The Beast” TRULY Represents!

There’s most recently been a MAJOR controversy concerning the “most current” film adaptation of The Beauty & The Beast “fairytale”. The director, who’s openly homosexual HIMSELF, decided he wanted to include a “exclusively gay moment” in the film. This, in turn, has had MANY Christian parents threatening to boycott the film and/or Disney, in and of itself.

However, I have to SERIOUSLY WONDER why ANY Christian parent would take their kids and/or themselves to see the film to begin with, “gay moment” or not…….Because folks………it’s ALL in the TITLE of the movie, itself! Think about what the NAME truly IMPLIES: Beauty & THE BEAST! (SATAN? BESTIALITY? WORSHIP *OF* THE BEAST?)

It’s a thing of mind control. If you call it “Beauty AND The Beast”, that subconsciously implies that “the Beast” is BEAUTIFUL! THE BEAST! The book of Revelation describes THE BEAST as A DEVIL! A godless being that DEMANDS WORSHIP! A Satanic being that’ll someday DEMAND that ALL men, women and children take HIS MARK in order to be able to buy and sell.

But in fact, I most recently saw a “Christian” article that whined about how “The Beast” IN the “Beauty & Beast” fairytale story EVOLVED from a “loveable-looking creature” TO Baphomet with horns! But what *I* am desperately trying to tell ALL Christians today (ESPECIALLY parents) is that “The Beast” has secretly represented Baphomet ALL ALONG and it’s just that many people didn’t realize it! 

Think about it, folks! Truly think about it. What is NORMAL about a young woman “dating and/or marrying” A BEAST? Anything? If a young female in today’s world all of a sudden decided she wanted to “date” or “marry” an actual living RAM (with horns), what would the majority of humans say? They’d say she was mentally sick and deranged! But hey……put that into a “fairytale format” and it’s A-OK in today’s godless world, right folks? 

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But in fact, the Beauty & The Beast “fairytale” is nothing more than an attempt to make “bestiality” seem “cute” and “cuddly” the same way that the movie called “Ted” tries to make SIN itself seem “cute and cuddly” with the image of a TALKING TEDDY BEAR (the teddy bear ofcourse being one of the most INNOCENT of symbols in today’s world, especially among children!)

How and why is it that many Christians have never noticed this before? It boggles the mind! Even just the name “The Beast” IN AND OF ITSELF should send colloquial shivers down a Christian’s spine and stop a Christian dead in their tracks!

Folks, we live in such an EVIL WORLD, today! We’ve been BOMBARDED with images of evil. We (as a whole) have become SO desensitized to sin/evil/evil themes that we Christians hardly even recognize it anymore! (Just think of how many CHRISTIANS watch the show called AMERICAN IDOL, being totally OBLIVIOUS to the word IDOL and what it TRULY implies! The 2nd commandment CONDEMNS IDOLS/IDOLATRY!)

They’re not even trying to hide it anymore, folks! They’re now OPEN and BLATANT about it (TV shows like Lucifer, for example). The Satanic elite now KNOWS that many Christian people are onto them so now they don’t care. They’re just putting it out there now, all out in the open, trying to bank on the fact that IF they show enough evil in today’s TV, movie and entertainment programming, that sooner or later, nearly ALL Christian souls out there will become SO desensitized to it, that they won’t even fully recognize it anymore!

YES, I’M CALLING ON ALL CHRISTIANS TO BOYCOTT THE FILM “BEAUTY & THE BEAST”. NOT JUST BECAUSE OF THE “GAY THING” BUT BECAUSE BESTIALITY (EVEN IN ANIMATED FORM) IS AN ABOMINATION UNTO ALMIGHTY GOD! WE MUST RECOGNIZE EVIL WHEN WE SEE IT AND TELL OTHERS SO THAT THEY RECOGNIZE IT, TOO! WE MUST ***NOT***, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BECOME DESENSITIZED IN **ANY** WAY, SHAPE OR FORM TO EVIL….BECAUSE THAT’S JUST WHAT THEY (THOSE LIVING IN DARKNESS AND ADVOCATING *FOR* DARKNESS/EVIL) WANT

Beware: The “Disguised” Devil in Plain Site!

Many Catholics (and even non-Catholics alike) just LOVE Pope Francis and think he’s “the greatest thing since sliced bread”. But what MANY people don’t realize (specifically, many Christians, Jews and Catholics themselves), is that MANY, MANY things he says and does actually goes AGAINST the bible and AGAINST Jesus Christ! Don’t believe me? Lets examine many of the PERSONAL QUOTES/BELIEFS of Pope Francis (Papa Francesco):

  • “‘Reading Genesis we imagine that God is ‘a wizard with a magic wand’ capable of doing all things, he said. ‘But it is not so. He created life and let each creature develop according to the natural laws [Evolution] which he had given each one.’”

  • [The Catholic Church no longer teaches creationism – the belief that God created the world in six days – and says that the account in the book of Genesis is an allegory for the way God created the world]
  • “Each of us has a vision of good and of evil. We have to encourage people to move towards what they think is good… Everyone has his own idea of good and evil and must choose to follow the good and fight evil as he conceives them. That would be enough to make the world a better place.”
  • “Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, from the bottom of my heart I give this silent blessing to each and every one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you but knowing that each one of you is a child of God.”
  • “From my point of view, God is the light that illuminates the darkness, even if it does not dissolve it, and a spark of divine light is within each of us.”
  • “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge? We shouldn’t marginalize people for this. They must be integrated into society.” [Note: I’m pretty sure he’s talking about those actually LIVING the lifestyle, not those “celebate” ones who struggle with same-sex attraction but still desperately want a spiritual relationship with Christ!] 
  • “A church without women would be like the apostolic college without Mary. The Madonna is more important than the apostles, and the church herself is feminine, the spouse of Christ and a mother.”
  • “The Lord has redeemed all of us, all of us, with the blood of Christ: all of us, not just Catholics. Everyone! ‘Father, the atheists?’ Even the atheists. Everyone!”
  • “Christians who avoid taking risks out of concern for the Ten Commandments as suffering from “cowardliness,” warning that such people become “paralyzed” and unable to “go forward
  • PLUS MANY, MORE MORE!!!!!!!! 

Now tell me, people…….If the Roman Catholic POPE (in this particular case, Francis) believes and practices things that go AGAINST the bible, then what does that say about the Roman Catholic Church’s theology/practices, in and of ITSELF? Again, lets examine the evidence…..lets examine what the Roman Catholic Church (and its theology/beliefs/practices) has to say about ITSELF:

Cardinal James Gibbons, The Faith of Our Fathers (Ayers Publishing, 1978): 108: “But you may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify“

The Convert’s Catechism of Catholic Doctrine (1957): 50:

Q. Which is the Sabbath day?
A. Saturday is the Sabbath day.
Q. Why Do we observe Sunday instead of Saturday?
A. We observe Sunday instead of Saturday because the Catholic Church transferred the solemnity from Saturday to Sunday.

Chancellor Albert Smith for Cardinal of Baltimore Archdiocese, letter dated February 10, 1920: “If Protestants would follow the Bible, they should worship God on the Sabbath day by God, which is Saturday. In keeping the Sunday, they are following a law of the Catholic Church“

Stephen Keenan, Catholic—Doctrinal Catechism 3rd Edition: 174:

Question: Have you any other way of proving the Church has power to institute festivals of precept?

Answer: “Had she not such power, she could not have done that in which all modern religionists agree with her, she could not have substituted the observance of Sunday the 1st day of the week, for the observance of Saturday the 7th day, a change for which there is no Scriptural authority“.

Our Sunday Visitor (February 5, 1950): “Practically everything Protestants regard as essential or important they have received from the Catholic Church… The Protestant mind does not seem to realize that in accepting the Bible and observing the Sunday, in keeping Christmas and Easter, they are accepting the authority of the spokesman for the church, the Pope”

Louis Gaston Segur, Plain Talk about the Protestantism of To-Day (London: Thomas Richardson and Son, 1874): 213: “Thus the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is a homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the (Catholic) Church”.

The Catholic Mirror (September 23, 1893): ”The Catholic Church, for over one thousand years before the existence of a Protestant, by virtue of her divine mission, changed the day from Saturday to Sunday…The Adventists are the only body of Christians with the Bible as their teacher, who can find no warrant in its pages for the change of day from the seventh to the first. Hence their appellation, “Seventh-day Adventists.”

Catholic Record (September 1, 1923): “The [Catholic] Church is above the Bible, and this transference of the Sabbath observance is proof of that fact

Pope Leo XIII, Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae (The Reunion of Christendom), June 20, 1894: 
”We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty

“Pope,” Ferraris’ Ecclesiastic Dictionary: “The Pope is of so great dignity and so exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the vicar of God

But people, the point I want to make is THIS:

  1. The Roman Catholic Church (in and of itself – outside of its Fight for Pro-Life) is UNBIBLICAL
  2. Pope Francis’s “liberal theology” is UNBIBLICAL
  3. The Roman Catholic Church MIXES TRUTH WITH LIES (i.e. The Fight For Pro-Life Vs. “Bowing Down to Idols & Graven Images’, etc.)
  4. The Pope AGREES with the UNBIBLICAL “religions” of “climate change”, “ecumenicalism”, “evolution”, etc.
  5. The Pope will actually (unfortunately) HELP bring about the *reign* of the ANTICHRIST! 
  6. The Pope (& the Roman Catholic Church) are STILL persecuting the TRUE SAINTS of God (those who not only BELIEVE in the bible from Genesis to Revelation + 1611 KJV Apocrypha, but those who TRUST IN JESUS CHRIST *ALONE* AND THAT ADHERE TO the bible’s contents and warnings!)
  7. Pope Francis (who unfortunately himself is deceived, already) is/has been/will continue to SPIRITUALLY DECEIVE MANY
  8. There’s VERY good biblical evidence that the Roman Catholic Church (i.e. The Vatican) is the either the Whore and/or Beast System of Revelation! 

But remember: The Devil’s goal is to KILL, STEAL & DESTROY (lives, hearts, bodies, AND souls!) He doesn’t come with a hellish face, horns and a pitchfork, people! He comes IN DISGUISE! And what better disguise than RIGHT *INSIDE* THE CHURCH, RIGHT INSIDE THE *VATICAN ITSELF?* Think about it, folks!

When the Pope VERY FIRST “came into office”, sort’ve speak, he seemed very mild, likeable and down to Earth. All the Catholics everywhere (and even Christian themselves) seemed to love him! (But in the back of many liberal’s minds, they were hoping to, unfortunately, “use the Pope” for THEIR left-wing philosophy/causes!) And as time has wore on over the years, he’s actually BECOME more and more BOLD and UNBIBLICAL in his “stances” on issues such as “evolution”, “abortion”, “adultery”, etc. (Quite simply put, he’s been deceived by Satan and those on the left!) 

Now…….do I think the Pope is THE ANTICHRIST talked about in Revelation? Not exactly. Although I DO think there’s a very good biblical possibility that he could be THE FALSE PROPHET talked about in the book of Revelation! Because the bible says that’s EXACTLY what the FALSE PROPHET will do……LIE TO PEOPLE and make them THINK that what he’s saying/doing and thinking is BIBLICAL, when in actuality, it’s really NOT!

But the bible HINTS (in the book of Revelation in the New Testament) that both THE BEAST (Antichrist/Antichrist System) AND THE FALSE PROPHET will have SUCH power of persuasion that MANY UPON MANY will be DECEIVED! (ETERNALLY DECEIVED!)

In fact, just LOOK how many people today are ALREADY DECEIVED by “liberalism” into thinking that “homosexuality/sodomy/gay marriage/transgenderism”, “abortion”, “adultery”, “cohabiting and/or sex outside of or before marriage” is OK….When just a decade or so ago, it would’ve been UNTHINKABLE in most Christian people’s minds!

But in fact, a quote from George Orwell really gets me every time and that’s THIS: The people will believe what the media TELLS them they believe!

And The Pope & The Vatican are ALL OVER THE MEDIA! In fact, just like with Barack Obama, the media is having “quite the lovefest” with Pope Francis & The Vatican. I’m almost just as quick to blithely ask the liberal liberal media: “So….when’s *the WEDDING?*” (between they and the Pope/Vatican…..)

No, but in ALL seriousness…..one (rather liberal or not) can NOT deny the fact that the media is just DROOLING (as a collective whole) over Pope Francis & The Vatican! Seems like every other day I’m reading an article about Pope Francis this, or Vatican that, etc. Not to mention that I’ve ALSO taken notice of something: why are all the U.S. EVANGELICAL LEADERS (Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, etc.) and WORLD LEADERS meeting with the Pope? Why, INDEED? It kind’ve makes a person wonder, doesn’t it?

But then again, it should really come as NO SURPRISE since The Pope/The Vatican will have an INTEGRAL PART in the soon coming ONE WORLD ORDER! The Jesuit Vatican is where they will likely set up “headquarters” for the One World Gov’t, One World Religion and One World Economy…..or at the very least, the One World Religion part of it. WAKE UP, PEOPLE! The Jesuits (as a whole) are EVIL! They (as a whole) are Satan’s “henchmen” in disguise!

People of the world (as a whole — SPECIFICALLY Jews *and* Christians) have been SPIRITUALLY ASLEEP! People in today’s world (as a whole) are MUCH too worried about the latest music, movies or videogames than they are about world news events and how it ties in to bible prophecy! This stuff was prophesied in the bible over THOUSANDS of years ago (INCLUDING the fact that at the last days, there would be many scoffers and mockers) and yet, most people of today don’t even know that and/or don’t even care! SAD!

But I WILL say this: IF you are a member of the Roman Catholic and/or Catholic Church, don’t just walk away from it, RUN! RUN FOR YOUR DEAR SOUL’S LIFE, WHILE THERE’S STILL TIME! Because believe me, ON Jesus Christ’s Day of Judgement (The TRUE/BIBLICAL/”JEWISH” JESUS CHRIST and NOT the false, Paganized one taught in churches today)……WHEN you stand before Him, The Almighty God, maker of the heavens and the Earth……..

The very LAST thing you’d EVER want THE BIBLICAL “JEWISH” JESUS CHRIST asking YOU, The “Catholic”, is something along the lines of why you never read the bible (front to back) for yourself, to see rather or not the “Catholic churches’s teachings” are/were so and also why you (as a “practicing Catholic”) repeatedly broke the 2nd and 4th commandments (which are NOT to bow down to any idols or graven images and to remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy — respectively), amongst other things. 

Now……we know from Genesis that the TRUE, BIBLICAL SABBATH is the 7th day of the week, which is SATURDAY!!!!! Because remember……The Lord created the Earth and the heavens in 6 days and RESTED ON AND SANCTIFIED THE 7TH DAY (SATURDAY) AS A “DAY OF REST”. And so for MORTAL MAN to “change the Sabbath” and claim that God HIMSELF changed it is (either knowingly or unknowingly) committing BLASPHEMY against Almighty God! 

But folks: Rather you’re an “ex-Catholic” that’s ALREADY gotten out of the Catholic Church or you’re a Christian/Jew that KNOWS the Roman Catholic Church is NOT biblical, we need to PRAY for ALL Catholics….(INCLUDING Pope Francis and all Vatican officials)……We need to pray that the Lord Jesus Christ (the BIBLICAL “Jewish” Jesus Christ) will soon open up their hearts, souls and minds to HIS gospel and not the FALSE, Paganized gospel taught in the churches today! Because remember that you yourself were once an “uninformed” and “restless/unsaved” soul, correct? What if no-one had ever taken the time, prayers or efforts to enlighten YOU? How would YOU feel? 

Hint: DON’T READ THE NEWER BIBLE TRANSLATIONS (NKJV, NIV, NSRV) FOR THEY HAVE BEEN PERVERTED! ONLY READ THE 1611 KJV + APOCRYPHA as the Lord Jesus Christ ADMONISHES (that means SEVERELY JUDGES) anyone who ADDS/REMOVES words from the bible (as Revelation 22:18-19 states!) 

For a FREE online version (KJV + Apocrypha) please go to: https://kingjamesbibleonline.org

Scroll down to the very bottom on the left-hand side of the webpage and it will have a link that says: KJV BIBLE and the 4th link down underneath “KJV BIBLE” is THE APOCRYPHA https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Apocrypha-Books/

And if you’d like a PAPERBACK VERSION to buy, please go to: https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Bible-James-Version-Apocrypha/dp/1480007889/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1487999190&sr=8-6&keywords=KJV+%2B+Apocrypha

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And if you already have a KJV bible and want to purchase the Apocrypha SEPARATELY, I’d recommend the following: https://www.amazon.com/New-Oxford-Annotated-Apocrypha-Standard/dp/0195289617/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487999344&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=oxford+apocrpha

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Islam: The Silent Takeover of America (And the World):

It all started out so small. Right after 9/11, all Muslims here in the U.S. were immediately “demonized” for being Muslim and didn’t feel “welcome” in this country. But even WAY BEFORE 9/11, the “Silent” Muslim Infiltration of America had been happening ALL ALONG, since about 1960 or so, it’s just that most Americans never realized it. 

Think of the famous boxer Muhammad Ali, for instance. Most Americans never even thought about what the name truly implied (that he was Muslim). Just like most Americans have never thought (long-term) about just what Muslims here in America & in the Western world (long-term) REALLY MEANS……

[For example……whenever they build a “mosque” or “Islamic center”, they do it as a sign of “conquer/conquering”. Surah 18:21 of the Qu’ran more or less states: “let us surely build a place of worship over them”].  

But anyways……not long after 9/11, maybe like, 6 months later or so, there began this LIBERAL movement called “lets-pity-the-Muslims-in-this-country-instead-of-truly vetting-them. Nevermind-they-come-from-a-religion-that-wants-to-blow-people (and/or themselves)-up-and-behead-people”. In other words, there came to be this “Great Divide” between Americans who DIDN’T trust any Muslims after 9/11, and those that WANTED to “try to understand Muslims” after 9/11. 

But anyways…..if there were ever any doubt in one’s mind about the “SILENT INFILTRATION OF ISLAM HERE IN AMERICA & BEYOND“, look no further than the following 100 headlines, as they give a good indication into what the LONG-TERM PLAN/GOAL of Muslims here in America (and in the world) is (as a WHOLE):

1). 4 Troops told not to refrain from eating or drinking in front of Muslim colleagues during Ramadan and “encouraged to learn more about Islamic religion” from brigade commander

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/07/29/troops-told-to-refrain-from-eating-drinking-in-front-muslims/

2). Political Correctness about Muslims lead UK officials to Ignore Reports of Sex Abuse

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/political-correctness-about-muslims-may-have-led-uk-officials-to-ignore-reports-of-sex-abuse.html

3). Students/Parents/Teachers PROTEST the teaching of “Patriotism” in today’s schools

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/10/03/denver-school-board-oks-controversial-curriculum-review-that-promotes/

4). Muslims to offer “Muslim prayer” at Washington CATHEDRAL

http://christiannews.net/2014/11/12/muslims-to-offer-jumaa-prayers-at-washingtons-national-cathedral/

 5). Common Core School Assignment FORCES Students to Make Islamic Prayer Rugs, Recite Muslim Prayers

http://toprightnews.com/common-core-school-assignment-forces-students-to-make-islamic-prayer-rug-recite-islamic-prayers/

6). University Cancels Screening of ‘American Sniper’ After Muslim Students Complain

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/04/08/university-cancels-screening-of-american-sniper-after-muslim-students-complain/

7). Muslim “convention” won’t let any non-Muslims in, except a few minor media for the first 20 minutes

http://video.foxnews.com/v/3999159317001/watters-world-radical-imam-edition/?intcmp=obnetwork#sp=show-clips

8). UCLA Broadcasting Muslim Call to Prayer Declaring ‘Allah is Great’ on Campus (note: Allah Al-akbar actually means “Allah is GREATER“!!)

http://christiannews.net/2015/01/18/ucla-broadcasting-muslim-call-to-prayer-declaring-allah-is-great-on-campus/

9).  Muslims gather in front of White House to hold “public prayer” (When’s the last time America got to hold a public-held CHRISTIAN PRAYER RALLY? Oh right. We’re “technically” not allowed to do that anymore in this “PC Culture”, now are we?)

http://www.msn.com/en-us/video/news/friday-prayers-held-before-white-house-for-north-carolina-victims/vi-AA9ncMH

10). Muslim teacher (previously arrested for ties with Al Queda) denies influencing teens to join ISIS/ISIL 

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/02/27/muslim-teacher-denies-influencing-6-canada-teens-to-travel-to-syria-to-join/?intcmp=latestnews

11). “Muslim Day” at Oklahoma City Capital

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Muslim-day-at-Oklahoma-Capitol-hit-by-anti-Islamic-protests-392446

12). MUSLIM COLLEGE co-founded by anti-Israel firebrand RECEIVES ACCREDITATION

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/03/12/muslim-college-co-founded-by-anti-israel-firebrand-receives-accreditation/?intcmp=latestnews&intcmp=latestnews

13).  Muslims who have certain sections of towns in the U.S. that cater to “Muslims only” (such as Wichita, KS?) and that desire to have MUSLIM LAWS IN DEMOCRATIC LANDS 

http://www.barenakedislam.com/2013/02/23/will-wichita-kansas-become-our-next-muslim-only-no-go-zone/ 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaVXXQsAOjM&t=69

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrB8TEjt8iI

14). ENGLAND: SHOCKING! Church Of England Vicar Allows Full Muslim Prayer In Church, Tells Congregation To Praise “The God That We Love, Allah”

http://shoebat.com/2015/03/13/shocking-church-of-england-vicar-allows-full-muslim-prayer-in-church-tells-congregation-to-praise-the-god-that-we-love-allah/

15). Shariah in American Courts: The Expanding Incursion of Islamic Law in the U.S. Legal System

http://www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/2015/01/05/shariah-in-american-courts-the-expanding-incursion-of-islamic-law-in-the-u-s-legal-system/

16). Muslim-Turned-Christian Warns of Radical Islam in Idaho

http://www.charismanews.com/us/49338-muslim-turned-christian-warns-of-radical-islam-in-idaho

17). Accused Anti-Semitic Pastor Plans ‘March On Dearborn’ To Save Muslim Souls

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2015/06/18/accused-anti-semitic-pastor-plans-march-on-dearborn-to-save-muslim-souls/

18). Muslim Leader Plans to Turn Thousands of Churches Into Mosques; Claims Christians and Muslims Worship ‘the Same God’ (If that were true, we should be turning thousands of “mosques” into CHURCHES!!!!!!!) 

http://www.christianpost.com/news/muslim-leader-plans-to-turn-thousands-of-churches-into-mosques-claims-christians-and-muslims-worship-the-same-god-140474/

19). Christians Join Muslims in Fasting for Ramadan 

http://www.wsj.com/articles/christians-join-muslims-in-fasting-for-ramadan-1437040802

20). Obama Wishes Muslims Happy Ramadan on Day of Tennessee Shooting

http://www.newsmax.com/US/Ramadan/2015/07/16/id/657553/

21). FRANCE: ‘Charlie Hebdo’ will no longer draw Muhammad [NOTE: Muslims get VERY UPSET when people draw Muhammad, why have Christians — as a whole — never gotten VERY UPSET over all the “False Pagan” depictions of Jesus Christ displayed in churches today — specifically CATHOLIC ONES?]

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/07/19/charlie-hebdo-will-no-longer-draw-muhammad/?intcmp=latestnews%5D

22). Christians and Muslims Gang Up on Franklin Graham

[Note: Not ALL Muslims “truly adhere” to Islam — true — but all those who do? The Qu’ran SAYS they must be “jihadists” in order to go to “paradise”. Therefore, I believe Franklin Graham’s addressing the “true followers” of Islam, NOT so much the ones who are only Muslim “on paper” or “in name, ONLY”, as it were]. 

http://www.charismanews.com/us/50697-christians-and-muslims-gang-up-on-franklin-graham

23). Orlando Airport To Open $250,000 Muslim Prayer Room

http://tampa.cbslocal.com/2015/08/12/orlando-airport-to-open-250000-muslim-prayer-room/

24). Muslim “Refugee” Makes Throat Slitting/Beheading Gesture to Television Cameras

http://pamelageller.com/2015/09/video-muslim-refugee-makes-throat-slittingbeheading-gesture-to-television-cameras.html/

25). EIGHT-YEAR-OLD FACED EXPULSION FOR DRAWING GUN, BUT MUSLIM STUDENT GETS WHITE HOUSE INVITE AFTER ‘HOAX BOMB’

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/09/16/eight-year-old-faced-expulsion-drawing-gun-muslim-student-gets-white-house-invite-hoax-bomb/

26). University Removes Chapel Pews to Accommodate Muslim Students

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/university-removes-chapel-pews-to-accommodate-muslim-students.html

27). ENGLAND: [This isn’t a “Muslim” headline, per say…..but yet DISPLAYS the long-term implications of Muslims demanding more “prayer rights” in the Western World….which, consequently, gives us LESS of OURS!]

Church of England: banning Lord’s Prayer adverts will have a ‘chilling’ effect on free speech [So it’s ok for children here in America to be forced to say “Muslim prayer” in schools, but yet, it’s not ok to show a harmless Lord’s Prayer advert? Wow…..This world is just SO far “gone” these days……..there’s just no words, people!] 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/12010305/church-of-england-banning-lords-prayer-adverts-chilling-effect-free-speech.html

28). “Clock Kid” Demanding MILLIONS from his school district [Perhaps that was “the goal” all along???]

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4629643626001/clock-boy-demanding-millions-from-school-district/?intcmp=hpvid1#sp=show-clips

29). “I live in Jersey and Trump is right: Muslims DID celebrate on 9/11 in NJ . . . we saw it!”, article states

http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/11/23/live-jersey-trump-right-muslims-celebrate-911-nj-saw-277082

30). Police: 5 fifth-grade students detained for plotting to attack New Jersey school [Why doesn’t the media just come out and say the 5 students were “Muslims”? It’s so obvious, here!!!!! An “explosive-like device”? That’s all I needed to know that these were very likely “wannabe-jihadists”..sad…] 

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/02/police-5-fifth-grade-students-detained-for-plotting-to-attack-new-jersey-school/?intcmp=latestnews

31). Non-Muslim high school girls wear hijab to promote acceptance of Islamic beliefs

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/12/13/non-muslim-high-school-girls-wear-hijab-to-promote-acceptance-islamic-beliefs/?intcmp=hplnws

32). Muslim “Prayer Room” proposed for Michigan Catholic High-School [exactly what are Muslims and non-Christians even doing attending this “Catholic” school in the first place? I don’t get it. I thought a person HAD to be Catholic to attend Catholic schools?]

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/parents.question.prayer.room.for.muslims.in.michigan.catholic.school.calling.it.unconscionable/73423.htm

33). Black Muslim woman sworn in as a judge in Brooklyn, wearing a hijab, placed hand on Quran as she took her oath of office

http://gulfnews.com/news/americas/usa/black-muslim-woman-sworn-in-as-a-judge-in-brooklyn-1.1636183

34). Angela Merkel admits that multiculturalism is a “sham”, especially considering Muslims who WON’T “integrate” into the wider culture of a country! 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/12/14/angela-merkel-multiculturalism-is-a-sham/

35). Students in Virginia school district in the U.S. practice calligraphy by writing “There is no god but Allah” and are invited to wear “Muslim clothing” to school

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/12/15/students-practice-calligraphy-by-writing-there-is-no-god-but-allah.html

36). Evangelical College Professor Wears Hijab for Advent in Solidarity with Muslim Women (Terrorist attacks happen all the time due to “Islam” — the “peaceful religion” — yet, we still have people ADVOCATING for Islam here in America – WHY?????) 

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/evangelical-college-professor-wears-hijab-for-advent-to-support-muslim-women.html

37). F-16 electric toy plane [unbeknowned to purchaser] plays Muslim prayer

http://www.jpost.com/Not-Just-News/Christmas-surprise-for-toddler-FI6-electric-toy-plane-plays-Muslim-prayer-438824

38). Obama praises U.S. Muslims, promises respectful treatment in terrorism probes

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/3/obama-praises-muslims-first-mosque-visit/

39). Muslim Woman Leads Prayer to Allah on Wisconsin Assembly Floor

http://christiannews.net/2016/02/15/muslim-woman-leads-prayer-to-allah-on-wisconsin-assembly-floor/

40). Muslim woman (the family’s Nanny) arrested in Moscow for carrying child’s severed head while yelling “Allahu Akbar”, reports say

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/02/29/russian-nanny-arrested-in-moscow-for-carrying-childs-severed-head-reports-say.html?intcmp=hplnws

41). American Jewish groups unite to defend Muslims from discrimination

http://www.timesofisrael.com/jewish-groups-unite-to-defend-muslims-from-discrimination/

42). “Queer and going to the mosque”: ‘I’ve never felt more Muslim than I do now’

[Note: Islam usually prescribes THE DEATH PENALTY for homosexual acts, so to have a “Muslim” come forth with an article like THIS, claiming they’re “gay” and should be “celebrated” in Islam? We’re living in the End Times, folks! MARK MY WORDS! If ever you’ve doubted before that we’re living the End Times, let THIS article be your “sign!”]  

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jun/03/unity-mosque-queer-muslim-islam-samra-habib

43). Muslim women kicked out of US cafe accused of ‘civilizational jihad’ 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/jun/23/muslim-women-kicked-out-urth-cafe-countersuit

44). Feds to Investigate Town’s Rejection of Muslim Cemetery

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/feds-investigate-towns-rejection-muslim-cemetery-41482327

45). American journalist and hijab-wearing Muslim Noor Tagouri photographed for Playboy magazine

http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/true-stories/american-journalist-and-hijabi-muslim-noor-tagouri-photographed-for-playboy-magazine/news-story/aeeb7d802d47551eec530324c43b84be

46). Hate preacher Choudary applies for permission to appeal against his terrorism conviction

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/28/hate-preacher-choudary-applies-for-permission-to-appeal-against/

47). A Christian and a Muslim just produced a new version of the Quran — with a twist [Note: This is PURELY DEMONIC, folks! Both of them are DECEIVED! Remember Revelation 22:18-19 about “adding/removing words” from the bible and Matthew 6:24 about serving “two masters”] 

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/09/28/a-christian-and-a-muslim-just-produced-a-new-version-of-the-quran-with-a-twist/

48). GERMANY/etc.: ‘Pure hatred’: Translator reveals how Muslim refugees want to ‘Islamize’ Germany

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/11/17/pure-hatred-translator-reveals-how-muslim-refugees-want-to-islamize-germany.html

49). Nativity Scene Could Offend Muslims, Priest Says

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/12/12/nativity-scene-offend-muslims-priest-says/

50). NYPD: Muslim teenager who reported harassment by Trump supporters made the story up

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/nypd-muslim-teenager-reported-harassment-230401800.html

51). BRITAIN: British Muslims Gather in Show of Strength to Demand Caliphate

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/12/14/watch-british-muslims-gather-show-strength-demand-caliphate/

52). UK Imam: War is Coming, Muslims Can Take Women As Sex Slaves

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2016/07/31/british-imam-tells-muslims-war-coming-can-sex-slaves/

53). Madeleine Albright says she is prepared to register as a Muslim under Donald Trump

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/26/madeleine-albright-says-prepared-register-muslim-donald-trump/

54). ‘We will not be silenced’: Thousands of Muslim and Muslim supporters rally in London against US President’s ‘Rufugee Ban’

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/donald-trump-muslim-ban-march-london-40000-travel-immigration-refugees-us-policies-protest-a7563251.html

55). Muslim Mayor May Sign Santuary City Order in New Jersey

http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/passaic/prospect-park/2017/02/03/prospect-park-mayor-signs-sanctuary-city-order/97415836/

56). Report: 72 convicted of terrorism from ‘Trump 7’ mostly Muslim countries

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/report-72-terrorists-came-from-7-muslim-countries-trump-targeted/article/2614582

57A). Fourth Muslim group rejects federal grant to fight extremism [Just goes to show ya…..Trump is right….we NEED to fight terrorism……..and to STOP letting in people from a religion who thinks it’s TOTALLY OK to blow people up or behead them……..like, SERIOUSLY…..The world has lost its marbles!!!!]

http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/article132146279.html

57B). California Islamic School Rejects $800,000 Anti-Extremism Grant From Trump Admin

http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/11/california-islamic-school-rejects-800000-anti-extremism-grant-from-trump-admin/

58). U.K.: ‘Islamist Takeover Plot’ Unveiled At UK Elementary School; NON-MUSLIM Head Teacher RELENTLESSLY HARASSED BY MUSLIMS & PARENTS

http://heatst.com/culture-wars/islamist-takeover-plot-unveiled-at-uk-elementary-school/ 

59). Immigration rallies held around US to support Muslims

[Nevermind all the “terrorist attacks” in the name of “Islam” ON U.S. Soil……right???]

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/times-square-rally-protests-trump-immigration-policies-45601795

60). Georgetown Islamic Studies Professor: Slavery OK, So is Non-Consensual Sex

http://heatst.com/culture-wars/georgetown-islamic-studies-professor-slavery-ok-so-is-non-consensual-sex/

61). New York assembly passes ‘sanctuary state’ bill

http://video.foxnews.com/v/5314304768001/?#sp=show-clips

62). CANADA: Canada on verge of passing alarming anti-‘Islamophobia’ motion

https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/canada-on-verge-of-imposing-islamic-shariah-blasphemy-law-on-entire-nation

63). American author slammed after claiming London is ‘gone’ and ‘all Islamic’

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/12/05/american-author-slammed-claiming-london-gone-islamic/

64). United Kingdom: UK Welfare Payments ‘Help Fund Islamist Terror Plots’

http://heatst.com/politics/uk-welfare-payments-help-fund-islamist-terror-plots/

65). Controversial Islamic center hosts interfaith call for peace, despite terror ties

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/12/09/controversial-islamic-group-hosts-interfaith-call-for-peace-despite-terror-ties.html

66). Christian college’s faculty opposes effort to fire professor for comparing Christianity to Islam

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/01/22/christian-colleges-faculty-opposes-effort-to-fire-professor-for-comparing-christianity-to-islam.html?intcmp=hplnws

67). Council On American-Islamic Relations: Relax, Christians, You Worship Allah

http://dailycaller.com/2016/01/23/council-on-american-islamic-relations-relax-christians-you-worship-allah/

68). Lawsuit: Public school forced my child to convert to Islam

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/01/29/lawsuit-public-school-forced-my-child-to-convert-to-islam.html?intcmp=hplnws

69). American High-school Student Receives Failing Grades For Refusing to Profess Islam in an AMERICAN High-School

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/parents-sue-school-district-after-daughter-receives-failing-grades-for-refusing-to-profess-islam.html

70). Pakistani Christian Man Tortured for Refusing to Convert to Islam

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/pakistani-christian-man-tortured-for-refusing-to-convert-to-islam.html

71). Americans split on whether president should criticize Islam: Poll

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/3/americans-split-president-should-criticize-islam/

72). Saeed Abedini Says He Saw Christians Convert to Islam while in Prison

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/saeed-abedini-says-he-saw-christians-convert-to-islam-while-in-prison.html

73). Facebook Community Page Touts ‘Health Benefits’ of Islamic Female Genital Mutilation

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/05/26/facebook-community-page-touts-female-genital-mutilation/

74). ‘Break the Cross’: Islamic State Magazine Mocks Christianity, Claims Jesus Is ‘a Slave of Allah’

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/08/01/breaking-the-cross-islamic-state-magazine-mocks-christianity-claims-jesus-is-a-slave-of-allah/

75). Refugee crisis is ‘ISLAMIC INVASION

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Wilders-tells-Dutch-parliament-refugee-crisis-is-Islamic-invasion-415828

76). FBI reportedly warns New York officials about anti-Islam protester 

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/11/28/fbi-reportedly-warns-new-york-officials-anti-islam-protester/?intcmp=trending

77). SB Jihadi’s Mother Active In US Branch Of Pro-Caliphate Islamic Group

http://pamelageller.com/2015/12/sb-jihadis-mother-active-in-us-branch-of-pro-caliphate-islamic-group.html/

78). MIDDLE EAST: 9-Y-O ISIS Sex Slaves Reveal Brutal Ritualistic Rapes, Barbaric Treatment of Girls Sold at Sex Slave Market 

http://www.christianpost.com/news/9-y-o-isis-sex-slaves-reveal-brutal-ritualistic-rapes-barbaric-treatment-of-girls-sold-at-sex-slave-market-interview-143690/

79). SOMALIA:  Somali Christians Fleeing “extremists” lose family, fingers

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/somali-christians-fleeing-islamic-extremists-lose-family-fingers.html

80). EUROPE: ISLAMIC STATE TERRORISTS CAUGHT CROSSING INTO EUROPE POSING AS REFUGEES

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/09/01/islamic-state-terrorists-caught-crossing-into-europe-posing-as-refugees/

81). ‘There is no God but Allah’? School accused of Islamic indoctrination

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/09/10/there-is-no-god-but-allah-school-accused-islamic-indoctrination.html?intcmp=hpbt4

82). United Kingdom: UK denying refuge to Christians fleeing the Islamic State

http://www.jihadwatch.org/2015/07/uk-denying-refuge-to-christians-fleeing-the-islamic-state

83). Islamic State document reveals plan to bring ‘end of the world’

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=27255

84). JORDAN: Jordanians march in solidarity with Palestinian ‘day of rage’ against Israel

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/WATCH-Jordanians-march-in-solidarity-with-Palestinian-day-of-rage-410770

85). TCU student punished for criticizing Islam

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2015/08/03/university-punishes-conservative-student-for-anti-islam-tweets.html?intcmp=hpbt4

86). ‘Soon, Very Soon You Will See’: Pro-Islamic State Hacking Group Issues Chilling Warning to America

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/08/12/soon-very-soon-you-will-see-pro-islamic-state-hacking-group-issues-chilling-warning-to-america/

87). Carly Fiorina’s Post 9/11 Speech in Praise of Islam Resurfaces

http://www.christianheadlines.com/columnists/guest-commentary/carly-fiorina-s-decades-long-mystical-magical-carpet-ride-to-nowhere.html

88). Church of England declines, while other faiths (namely Islam) growing

http://www.christiantoday.com/article/church.of.england.decline.accelerates.while.other.faiths.grow/55050.htm

89). Pennsylvania Teachers Visit Mosques, Undergo Islamic Culture Training

http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/pennsylvania-teachers-visit-mosques-undergo-islamic-culture-training.html

90). GERMANYMerkel says “Islam belongs to Germany” ahead of Dresden rally

https://ca.news.yahoo.com/merkel-says-islam-belongs-germany-ahead-dresden-rally-171632978.html

91). AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL teaches Shahada (Islamic prayer of conversion, etc.)

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2015/02/public_school_teaches_the_shahada_the_islamic_prayer_for_conversions.html

92). SPAIN: ‘Jewish bookshop in Barcelona targeted for bombing by Islamists’

http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Jewish-bookshop-in-Barcelona-targeted-for-bombing-by-Islamists-Spain-says-396732

93). Islam’s war on Christianity

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMvNqRhXXXU

94). John Kerry calls Islam “a peaceful religion”

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/brittany-m-hughes/kerry-real-face-islam-peaceful-religion

95). Islamic vocab lesson part of “Common Core” (NO OTHER RELIGIONS WERE ADDED FOR *VOCAB LESSONS*….INTERESTING!)

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/12/19/school-islamic-vocabulary-lesson-part-common-core-standards/?intcmp=latestnews

96). MIDDLE EAST: Death penalty for “bible smugglers” in *Muslim-majority* Saudi Arabia

http://christiannews.net/2014/12/16/report-islamic-saudi-arabia-passes-law-that-may-impose-death-penalty-on-bible-smugglers/

97). Six Years Later: Obama Finally Calls Fort Hood a “Terrorist Attack”

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/obama-six-years-later-calls-fort-hood-terrorist-attack

98). Boston Marathon Terror Attack 

http://www.dailywire.com/news/11410/complete-list-radical-islamic-terror-attacks-us-james-barrett#

99). San Bernadino Terror Attack

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/02/16/guilty-plea-expected-involving-san-bernardino-terror-attack/97984748/

100). PLUS MANY MORE “TERROR-ATTACKS” ON U.S. SOIL:

http://www.dailywire.com/news/11410/complete-list-radical-islamic-terror-attacks-us-james-barrett#

But folks: Rather you’re an “ex-Muslim” that’s ALREADY gotten out of Islam/The Muslim religion or you’re a Christian/Jew that KNOWS Islam is NOT biblical, we need to PRAY for ALL MUSLIMS (even the “jihadi ones”, I dare say)…….Because there’s not ONE single soul on the face on this planet that DOESN’T need Eternal Salvation in Jesus Christ’s name, right? 

We need to DILIGENTLY PRAY that the Lord Jesus Christ (the BIBLICAL “Jewish” Jesus Christ) will soon open up their hearts, souls and minds to HIS true gospel and not the FALSE “Paganized Christian” gospel that was falsely taught to them since they were children/babies!

Because remember that you yourselves (BEFORE you got truly “spiritually saved” in the name of Jesus Christ) were once an “uninformed” and “unsaved/restless/perishing” soul, correct? What if no-one had ever taken the time, prayers or efforts to enlighten YOU, in the name of Jesus Christ? How would YOU feel?

Plus we also got to remember that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE LORD’S HEAVENLY NAME! There is NOTHING outside his power! NOTHING! 😉 He can take the most vile, hateful “persecutor of Christians” (Saul) and then turn them into a WITNESS for his great, heavenly name (renamed Paul!) Remember? 

On the other hand…….if YOU (a believer in Jesus Christ Almighty), are EVER in a situation where a Muslim or group of Muslims (or ANY group for that matter) tries to get you to DENY CHRIST (for ANY reason), DO NOT DENY JESUS CHRIST! STAND YOUR GROUND! BE PREPARED TO DIE AND/OR BE TORCHURED FOR YOUR FAITH, IF YOU HAVE TO! SHOW OR FEEL NO FEAR! FOR THERE *IS* NO FEAR FOR THOSE WHO ARE TRULY IN CHRIST JESUS! (Think Daniel in the Lions Den in the Old Testament and Daniel’s 3 Friends in the Hot, Fiery Furnace – also in the Old Testament). And remember: “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything”. 

The Case For Christ: Weighing The Historical AND Spiritual Evidence

As many of you readers here on my blog know, I had a MOST POWERFUL near-death experience when I was around 2 years old. I had NO previous knowledge of Jesus prior to that experience. It’s how I came to know Him and what “happened” to him (when he let me view the holes in his hands and by his feet and even allowed me to gingerly poke my finger through one of his hands). It’s also how I came to know that he was ONE powerful being whose voice/laughter/etc. had the ability to shake the Earth & the waters and also how he would one day be in charge of “eternally judging people”, etc. It’s also the first time I heard about “Heaven”, etc.

You can read about it HERE: https://yeshua777.wordpress.com/2010/11/17/the-day-i-met-jesus-christ-in-person/

But my whole entire life, I’ve even felt somewhat “guilty” that I myself got to experience meeting Jesus Christ in such a POWERFUL and DRAMATIC way, while others have not. It’s like the living EPITOME of when Jesus says to the disciple Thomas in John 20:29 [New Testament, Book of John, Chapter 20, Verse 29] “Jesus saith unto him, ‘Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed

In other words, I began to feel like (over the years) Well OFCOURSE I believe in Jesus, I’ve seen him! I saw him descend down out of the clouds of heaven! I’ve gingerly poked through the hole in one of his hands with one of my fingers! But what about those who HAVEN’T seen? Will THEY ever get a chance to believe?“, I wondered throughout the years. Because MY near-death experience (to a non-believer especially) sounds dramatic, sensational, even made-up sounding, even. In fact, I’ve had many (even a few that were close to me) laugh and scoff and say to me: “Oh yeah? You’re just making that up for ATTENTION! You just had some sort of HALLUCINATION due to oxygen deprivation to the brain (which really, really hurt me by the way, cause Jesus ain’t no liar!)

Anyways, I even found myself arguing with the Christ deniers in my life that are close to me. I looked one of them square in the eye and asked the fateful question: “So…..if my near-death experience never so-called happened, ARE YOU CALLING JESUS CHRIST A LIAR? ARE YOU CALLING JESUS CHRIST A LIAR KNOWING FULL WELL THAT IF YOU DON’T REPENT OF THAT BEFORE YOU DIE IN THIS EARTHLY LIFE THAT YOU’LL GO TO HELL/LAKE OF FIRE FOR ETERNITY **FOR** CALLING HIM A LIAR? I’D REPENT IF I WERE YOU!”

And like a 2-edged spiritual sword, you could see the fear in their SOUL and in their eyes! I then followed it with: “As **religious** as I am, [for nearly all non-believers in my life coin the term “religious” to mean anything from following A religion to having a spiritual relationship with Jesus Christ] do you think I’d be caught dead lying about a powerful, almighty God that has the power to cast MY soul into hell/the lake of fire? Why would I risk my livelihood, and life’s reputation on something that wasn’t true?

Furthermore, if you think I’m lying to gain converts for Christ, why would I have to lie to do it? And why would I WANT to lie to do it? What would be the point in MY lying to get Christ converts, with THEM going to heaven and ME going to hell/the lake of fire? There’d BE no point in that, right?” It was then that that non-believing relative was at a mere lost for words……and then tried to go into another spiel about “how could such a *loving* God send people to hell?”, etc.

Which goes into my next point. Those that are not in Christ Jesus HATE/ARE INDIFFERENT TO the truth and the truth SEEMS like “hate”/”indifference” to those who HATE/ARE INDIFFERENT TO the truth (which is Jesus Christ Almighty HIMSELF). In John 14:6, Jesus says: “….I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me”. So in other words, Jesus is saying there in that passage that He IS “The Truth”. And so therefore, ANYONE who denies HIM denies THE ETERNAL TRUTH OF GOD!

I then got to thinking. What IS the hope for all the non-believers in my life? Is there ANY hope for them to ever find (TRULY FIND) the eternal truth that can ONLY be found in Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ, ALONE? It was then that I REALLY started to cry out to Jesus in prayer for a solution…..

I said to the Lord in prayer:Lord, if you could just gather ALL the HISTORICAL and SPIRITUAL AND/OR SCIENTIFIC evidence for Jesus Christ, and put it all into ONE book (besides the bible and IN ADDITION TO THE BIBLE), maybe some of these “secular” non-believers in the world, people of other religions and wayward Christians will FINALLY receive THE TRUTH the way that you had originally intended! Please Lord, please…..Oh….and it would help if that person was a Journalist — especially a Journalist that was once an Atheist!

Well, needless to say, I soon came across the following book:

the-case-for-christ

And the Lord had answered my prayer to a T! NOT only was the author a Journalist (just like I asked for in my prayer) but he had ALSO started out as an Atheist (another caveat of my prayer). You can’t make this stuff up, folks!!!! Only, the thing is, this particular book came out YEARS AGO (and I didn’t even know it! haha). Therefore, the Lord Jesus answered my prayer by bringing the book to the forefront! 

And wouldn’t  ya know? I’d been FERVENTLY praying for the past year or so that THAT book would be turned into a MOVIE! And guess what, folks? 

And HERE, you can watch the author, Lee Strobel, talk about some of the evidences he found while doing his “historical investigation of Christ”:

And HERE, you can watch the Documentary:

But one thing is certain. At the end of his historical and journalistic investigation, Mr. Strobel found that, given the OVERWHELMING HISTORICAL AND SPIRITUAL EVIDENCE, IT WOULD TAKE **FAR** MORE FAITH FOR HIM TO REMAIN AN ATHEIST THAN TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN/BELIEVER IN CHRIST! 

Such a profound statement. I hope and pray that the book, documentary AND big-screen movie will open up MANY hearts and souls to the ETERNAL TRUTH OF SALVATION FOUND **ONLY** IN JESUS CHRIST AND JESUS CHRIST, ALONE! And I praise Jesus HIGHLY for having answered my prayer and hope even still that Jesus Christ will still use many, MANY avenues to still continue capturing hearts, minds and souls in his great, heavenly name! Amen. 

“Ghosts” or DEMONS IN DISGUISE?

We as a society are seemingly OBSESSED with “ghosts” and the “paranormal”….

In fact, here’s a most recent 2017 news story illustrating this fact:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ghosts-haunt-palace-says-swedish-queen-155413476.html

From TV shows like “Supernatural” to “Ghost Adventures” to movies like “Ghostbusters”, “The 6th Sense”, “The Conjuring”, and to “psychic readings”, “tarot cards”, “ouija boards” and “seances”, people seem to be obsessed with the idea of ghosts/communicating with the dead (which the bible calls AN ABOMINATION, by the way!)

But just what DRIVES us, AS a society, (and maybe even as a WORLD) to be seemingly OBSESSED with such things? And biblically speaking, is it possible that “ghosts” are actually DEMONS IN DISGUISE?

Let us turn to the bible for the answer:

2 Corinthians 11:14 No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light

Ephesians 6:11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil

1 Samuel 28:13-15The king said to her, “Do not be afraid; but what do you see?” And the woman said to Saul, “I see a divine being coming up out of the earth.” He said to her, “What is his form?” And she said, “An old man is coming up, and he is wrapped with a robe.” And Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground and did homage. Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” And Saul answered, “I am greatly distressed; for the Philistines are waging war against me, and God has departed from me and no longer answers me, either through prophets or by dreams; therefore I have called you, that you may make known to me what I should do.”

Note: Saul started off GOOD, with a true, HUMBLED heart for the Lord! But…..over time, God’s “favor” began to go to Saul’s head a little bit and he became “distant” and “arrogantly self-assured”, thinking that he didn’t NEED God anymore! And in ALOT of ways, our current U.S. and global society is now currently PERSONIFIED in Saul’s “fall from grace”, where, as a VERY last result, he saught out a MEDIUM (something that the bible CLEARLY PROHIBITS) to try to consort with the SO-CALLED dead spirit of “Samuel”.

We — as a nation — USED to be likened onto a “King David”, who was a man after God’s own heart. But NOW — as a world and as a nation — we have become like a rapidly spiritually deteriorating KING SAUL — who have fallen from grace and who has become a victim of DECEIVING SPIRITS, WHO ARE MASQUERADING AS ANGELS OF LIGHT!

And just WHAT does the bible, if anything, actually SAY about “ghosts/spirits”, in general? Well, we know from the following passage that when a person “dies”, they DO NOT come back (save ofcourse for Jesus Christ Almighty, who ROSE FROM THE DEAD, and also a couple instances in the bible where Jesus actually RAISED somebody from the dead — ie Lazarus, etc.):

“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return” – Genesis 3:19

In fact, according to http://biblereasons.com/ghosts/, 22 bible passages that PROVE that “ghosts” ARE “demonic spirits” is the following:

[[[‘You can’t talk to the dead. The dead can’t come back from the dead. Once a person dies, they either go to Heaven or Hell. You don’t have an option to be a ghost and haunt someone’s house and I will show you from Scripture’.

1. Job 7:9-10 “As a cloud fades away and vanishes, so the one who goes down to Sheol will never rise again. He will never return to his house; his hometown will no longer remember him”

2. 2 Corinthians 5:8-9 says: “We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him”

3. Hebrews 9:27 states: “And just as it is destined that men die only once, and after that comes judgment”

4. Matthew 25:46 proclaims: “These people will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life”

5. Ecclesiastes 12:7 says: “then man’s dust will go back to the earth, returning to what it was, and the spirit will return to the God who gave it”

We always hear about those stories that have to do with hauntings. People come back for revenge to claim their house, but what does Scripture say?

6. Psalm 146:4 states: “For his spirit goes out and he returns to his earth and in that day all his thoughts are destroyed”

7. Ecclesiastes 9:5-6 says: “For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing; they have no further reward, and even their name is forgotten.  Their love, their hate and their jealousy have long since vanished; never again will they have a part in anything that happens under the sun”

Another name for Satan is the deceiver.

He seeks to deceive as many people as he can and of course demons do the same thing. You may hear about people going to phychics and talking to dead family member, but once again those are just demons impersonating the deceased and deceiving people.

All the different ghostly activities, ghost stories, haunted mansions, etc. are all the work of demons. Watch out for people like ghost hunters who try to profit off of this.

8. 2 Corinthians 2:11 “I have done this so that we may not be taken advantage of by Satan. For we are not ignorant of his schemes”

9. 2 Corinthians 11:14-15 “And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness, whose end will correspond to their actions”

10. John 10:10 A “thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance”

11. Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil”

There are some people that might say didn’t Saul talk to Samuel’s ghost?

Notice that the figure did not come from Heaven. It came from out of the earth. Notice that the figure was not joyful and notice that Saul’s face was down. Scripture teaches that the dead can’t come back.

12. 1 Samuel 28:13-15 ‘The king said to her, “Do not be afraid; but what do you see?” And the woman said to Saul, “I see a divine being coming up out of the earth.” He said to her, “What is his form?” And she said, “An old man is coming up, and he is wrapped with a robe.” And Saul knew that it was Samuel, and he bowed with his face to the ground and did homage. Then Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” And Saul answered, “I am greatly distressed; for the Philistines are waging war against me, and God has departed from me and no longer answers me, either through prophets or by dreams; therefore I have called you, that you may make known to me what I should do”

There are evil spirits/fallen angels in this world.

13. Revelation 12:9 “And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him”

14. Matthew 10:1 “And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction”

You don’t have to be afraid because they can’t harm Christians as we have the Holy Spirit living inside of us. Believers are protected.

15. 1 John 4:4 “You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world”

16. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 “And it is God who establishes us with you in Christ, and has anointed us, and who has also put his seal on us and given us his Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee

17. 1 John 5:18 “We know that everyone who has been born of God does not sin, but the One who is born of God keeps him, and the evil one does not touch him”

But that does not mean we are free to indulge in demonic activity such as black magic. We are not to seek evil. It is a sin and it will harm you. 

18. James 4:7 “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you”

19. Ephesians 4:27 “and do not give the devil an opportunity”

20. Leviticus 19:31 “Do not turn to mediums or consult spiritists, or you will be defiled by them; I am Yahweh your God”

21. Deuteronomy 18:10-11 “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer”

Jesus did not believe in ghosts.

22. Luke 24:37-39 “They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have”]]]

The truth is, Satan knows just about everything about us. And because HE knows almost every single about us, SO DO HIS DEMONS! Therefore, the demons KNOW all about our hobbies and family members and dead family members, etc. I’ve even seen a Lifetime movie back in the day where a young mother had a 3-year old? son that died. And a “demon” was appearing to the woman IN THE FORM OF the child’s “ghost”, telling her to do things like: “kill yourself mommy, so we can be together”. DEMONS *PRETENDING TO BE GHOSTS* ARE VERY, VERY EVIL, YOU SEE? I can’t think of the name of that movie. Maybe some of the readers of this blog have seen that movie and know which one I’m talking about….? 

But anyways, the next time you “think” you hear or see a “ghost”, BEWARE! Demons are EVERYWHERE these days! It’s not even POSSIBLE, biblically speaking, for a person’s “soul” after they die, to be trapped/caught between heaven and hell. The bible says so! And ONLY praying in the name of Jesus Christ (the BIBLICAL Jesus Christ, not the fake Paganized one taught in watered=down churches today) can DELIVER a person from them! (Ofcourse, there is the HOLY SPIRIT/Spirit of God, as well as “righteous angels” but those are TOTALLYD DIFFERENT from the “ghosts” that people “think” they talk to!)

Demons are EVEN in today’s popular music, movies and TV shows! This isn’t a joke! Don’t believe me? Watch the following clip and then try to TELL me demons aren’t real (bet you can’t):

The Apocrypha: God’s Written Word Or “Catholic Doctrine?”

As a preacher/teacher of God’s Written Word (The Bible), it’s very, very hard for me to admit when I am wrong or when I’ve made a mistake as it pertains TO God’s Written Word. However, it is with much humbled grief that I ask for the readers’ forgiveness (as well as the Lord Jesus’s forgiveness) for my mistake.

Note: In my postings entitled: “Satan’s Bride: The Roman Catholic Church”, I previously thought (like many Protestant-leaning souls out there) that the Apocrypha was UNBIBLICAL and ADDED *CATHOLIC DOCTRINE*. However, it has most recently come to my attention that that is NOT the case. I have since replaced the graphic showing the Apocrypha on that particular page/post to a graphic showing the Catheism” (which clearly is NOT biblical, since we’re not supposed to “WAIT” to get Salvation in Christ!!!!)

But anyways, on with the story……So I was most recently doing some research on how they decided what all books of the bible to put in or not put in, when I came across a piece of information which said that the Apocrypha WAS INCLUDED in the ORIGINAL 1611 KJV BIBLE! [WOW! THAT JUST COMPLETELY BLEW ME AWAY!]

Not to mention that the Apocrypha was ALSO included among several fragments found in the DEAD SEA SCROLLS! (I never knew that, either!) And AS I began to dig further and further, it seems like the general consensus was that these books were REMOVED from the KJV bible around the time of the 1800’s! That really blew my mind as well! Because anyone that knows American spiritual history also knows that that’s around the same time that “Christmas” very first started being observed in America! (NOTICE THE CONNECTION?)

But yet, here’s where things get sort’ve confusing…….We know from history that the Catholic Church “created Christmas out of THIN AIR” (based on the former Pagan holiday, Saturnalia and also on the deeds of the “Catholic bishop” named “Nicolaus”). However, most Catholic Churches have KEPT the Apocrypha in their bibles, minus a few books. However, most Protestants have DONE AWAY WITH the Apocrypha and have written it off as Catholic, ONLY!” (This is strange, to say the least….?) 

However, one thing is CERTAIN: early Christians must’ve considered these books VERY IMPORTANT, in order to include them in the bible! So WHY then were they REMOVED from the bible? Why, indeed!? Some think there’s a “conspiracy” of sorts, that these books contained “sacred information” that the inner “Jewish world” didn’t want outsiders to know! But it must go much deeper than that……..?

But now there’s this whole big controversy about WHAT books should be included in the Apocrypha and RATHER or not the Apocrypha should be considered “inspired scripture” or not. That immediately caught my attention. Because if something is gonna have THAT MUCH against it/opposed to it, there must be something TO it, right? (Or so my “spiritual mind” says to myself, anyways……)

In fact, did you know that there’s 1-2 movies out there with the NAME “Apocrypha” that DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE BIBLICAL APOCRYPHA **AT ALL?** That just proves my point of how SATAN DECEIVES! Because NOW, when MOST people hear the word “Apocrypha”, they won’t even likely think of things from the bible or of THE bible but will instead be thinking about a “vampire” movie, etc. of the same name! OUCH! 

But anyways, many have been asking this very question FOR YEARS: So how are we to know what happened during the times between the Old and New Testament? Why such the big gap in human history? Well, quite frankly, there IS a complete “history” of the time between the Old and New Testaments and that IS the events talked about in the Apocrypha!

Therefore, the WHOLE WRITTEN TRUTH of God has been with us ALL ALONG, it’s just that most people had NO IDEA, until now. But several people in these last days are just now starting to WAKE UP to that fact (as evidenced by the sheer NUMBER of Amazon reviews of KJV WITH APOCRYPHA bibles and so, as a born-again believer, that makes me really, really hopeful!) 

Anyhow, it was only after much “research” that I discovered that these books were not “Catholic doctrine” in any way, shape or form but were rather, EARLY CHURCH DOCTRINE! That really gets me and makes me take pause. Because obviously the EARLY CHRISTIANS/MESSIANIC JEWS would NOT have included it among their “doctrines” if it weren’t important, right?

So I did a google search. I thought: if these books were purposely removed from the bible, I’ve GOT to find out WHY, specifically, and find out WHAT on God’s green Earth was so threatening about them, to begin with!By the way, did you know that Apocrypha means HIDDEN? What do THEY (the ones that REMOVED the Apocrypha) have to HIDE? It certainly begs of question, here!  

Well, I’ve read portions of the Apocrypha books so far. And I can tell ya right now that they only seem to CONFIRM the bible (Old to New Testament), CONFIRM Jesus Christ’s divinity/Messiahship, and EXPOUND on the bible! “Wow”, I thought to myself, “could THAT maybe be why the *Rabbinical/Orthodox* Jews wanted to DO AWAY with the Apocrypha? Because they didn’t like all the passages pointing to Jesus as their Messiah?”

Well, to answer that question (and more), I went on over to Amazon and purchased the following (because like many others out there who are just now discovering the complete 100% written truth of God, I WANT and NEED to be able to read God’s COMPLETE Written Truth, from COVER TO COVER): 

middle-testament

https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Bible-James-Version-Apocrypha/dp/1480007889/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480800135&sr=8-1&keywords=kjv+with+apocrypha

The list of the Apocrypha books are as follows: 

  • Esdras 1
  • Esdras 2
  • Tobit
  • Judith
  • The rest of the book of Esther
  • The Wisdom of Solomon
  • Ecclesiasticus 
  • Baruch
  • The Epistle (Letter) of Jeremiah
  • The rest of the book of Daniel (including Susanna, The Song of the Three Children, Bel and the Dragon)
  • Maccabees 1
  • Mabbabees 2

{Note: Now, there’s some MORE books that are mentioned in either the Old or New Testament that are NOT included on this list here from Derek A. Shaver’s KJV with Apocrypha (for whatever reason?) and one of them is “The Book of Jasher”, etc. And in fact, I’ve ALWAYS and forever wondered WHY the bible (especially the Old Testament) talks about OTHER books (such AS “The Book of Jasher”) that are NOT included in today’s Protestant KJV bible!

Why even mention those books in the OTHER testament books if they had no meaning or value, right? But whatever the reason, I’ve decided to read the book of Jasher, etc. separately, in order to get a true feel for why the book of Jasher, etc. was mentioned in the {Old Testament?} in the first place!

And not to further confuse any of ya’ll, but there’s ALSO something called THE PSEUDEPIGRAPHA or what some call “false writings” since they were SO-CALLED written by others than whom the “writings” were originally attributed to or something like that. But as I READ some of these Pseudepigrapha writings (especially, the book of Enoch 1 and the 1st and 2nd book of Adam and Eve), I can’t help but wonder if some of these books were ALSO written by Moses and possibly even “inspired” since, just like the Apocrypha, they seem to be not only CONFIRMING the bible (Old and New Testaments) but also EXPOUNDING on it! [Although I don’t agree with ALL of the “lost scriptures”. For example, I DO NOT agree with any of the Gnostic Gospels such as the Gospel of Thomas, Mary or Judas!] 

Plus, in an odd sense, if any of those writings WERE inspired by God TO Moses, then it makes PERFECT SENSE that the Devil, the enemy of mankind, would try to do WHATEVER he could to try to discredit and disqualify them and then change what we already HAVE as our “bible”, so that people were further and further DECEIVED and taken AWAY from the COMPLETE truth of the Everlasting God of Heaven, Earth and the Universe! 

the-pseudepigrapha

It’s kind’ve funny though how the COMPLETE written truth of God is in many ways, like a sacred “scavenger hunt”. For you have to search for God’s written truth through MANY, MANY different layers, like peeling back an onion of sorts. In other words, you have to do some SERIOUS DIGGING to get to the COMPLETE PEARL of God’s COMPLETE written truth.

I’m seriously spiritually lamenting (now that I’m “in the know”) about just how many people have NO IDEA that 14-15 extra books were EXCLUDED from the bible in the 1800s! Probably MILLIONS upon MILLONS….People just take their “Protestant KJV” for granted, not EVER thinking (as a whole) that maybe there’s more to it than JUST the Old and New Testaments. Because OFCOURSE Almighty God would want us to know the COMPLETE HISTORY from beginning to end, and NOT just a “part” of it, right?

Although I have to admit, I’m STILL in complete and utter shock over this! As I read through my KJV + Apocrypha bible by Derek A. Shaver, I pray that it will enlighten my heart and my SOUL to God’s Written Word like NEVER BEFORE and that I will never, EVER stray from Jesus’s COMPLETE written word for ALL ETERNITY! I feel SO lucky and BLESSED beyond belief that I have FINALLY come to know THE TRUTH about the Apocrypha! And now, you, my beloved readers, know the truth as well! And the truth shall set you free! 😉

P.S.: The REASON I recommend the Derek A. Shaver version is because it has original Gothic headings and subheadings and updated spelling WITHOUT changing the “concept” of the words from the original 1611 KJV. And even though MUCH DEBATE still rages about rather or not these 14-15 books are “inspired” or not, they’re differently worth a read, rather as PART of the bible or as a separate “reference section”. Heck, even Martin Luther HIMSELF said they were “beneficial reading”.

I hope and pray that this post has FURTHER encouraged and enlightened you to search out and read God’s COMPLETE written word, before it’s too late and taken out of print again! Thanks and have a blessed, wonderful day in the name of the Lord! Amen. 

Dealing With Frustration/Fear/Discouragement

Frustration. Fear. Anger. Discouragement. It’s something we’ve ALL felt in our lives, from time to time. And looking through the pages of Holy Writ (Old AND New Testaments but ESPECIALLY the Old Testament), one might come to falsely believe that the Old Testament kings/prophets never had their fair share of anger/fear/frustration/disappointment. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth! 

King David was known (at times) to be in GREAT DESPAIR (over his sins!) This is evidenced in Psalm 69:

Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my GodThey that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away” (Psalm 69: 1-4)

And then there was also Jeremiah (also known as “The Weeping Prophet”):

“For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed” (Lamentations 1:16)

Behold, O Lord; for I am in distress: my bowels are troubled; mine heart is turned within me; for I have grievously rebelled: abroad the sword bereaveth, at home there is as death. They have heard that I sigh: there is none to comfort me: all mine enemies have heard of my trouble; they are glad that thou hast done it: thou wilt bring the day that thou hast called, and they shall be like unto me” (Lamentations 1:20-21)

And let us also not forget Elijah, who FLED FOR HIS LIFE!

And Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and withal how he had slain all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I make not thy life as the life of one of them by to morrow about this time

And when he saw that, he arose, and went for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongeth to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O Lord, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers” (1 Kings 19: 1-4)

Therefore, David DESPAIRED, Jeremiah WEEPED and Elijah FEARED! They were all HUMAN, just like you and me! And truth be told, NONE of the Lord’s Old/New Testament prophets and/or Old Testament kings were perfect, for even THEY made mistakes! They FEARED, they WEEPED, they felt HIGHLY DISCOURAGED at times, like I said! However, nearly ALL of them (with the exception of King Saul & a few others) repented and came back to the Lord! This is evidence of how the Lord “restored” each of them:

David: Psalm 71 and 72 seem to answer Psalms 69 and 70

Jeremiah: Jeremiah 15: 19-21 was God’s response TO Jeremiah, concerning Jeremiah’s “discouragement”

Elijah: 1 Kings 19: 9-18 is the Lord’s “response” TO Elijah’s “fear”/”discouragement”

But if that STILL don’t help you, then let me tell you of my OWN experiences with fear/anger/discouragement:

1). I’m the only Messianic Jewish-Christian in my family and they all think I’m “crazy” for believing in Jesus Christ and “the bible”, etc.

2). I’m one of the only “open believers” at my workplace (a place where many like to “mock Christ” and “mock the bible”, because they think it’s so much FUN/ENTERTAINING/EMPOWERING to do so!)

3). While all of my old High-School and college friends are now pretty much all married with kids, there’s a very good chance that marriage & kids is not in the cards for ME, as far as THE LORD’S WILL seems to go (thus, making ME feel like a sort’ve “modern-day Jeremiah”)

4). Just like Jeremiah in the OT times, it seems the more I try to preach the gospel of Christ, the more people DON’T listen to me, which is HIGHLY DISCOURAGING, to say the least!

5). People in my family, my workplace/etc. make ME feel like the “bad guy” for not believing in “gay marriage”, “abortion”, “gay rights”, etc.

6). I have a couple of “Christian” friends who find absolutely nothing wrong with abortion, gay marriage and Catholic Church “theology” and of whom seem to think I’m such an “awful person” for trying to say that women shouldn’t have abortions for any reason, and that gay marriage and the Catholic Church are NOT of God!

7). I more or less feel like I’m being forced to celebrate “Dec25th” against my will (just to keep the peace in the family), even though I know in my heart and soul what a GODLESS, DISGUSTING holiday December 25th is! My “Christian” friends think I’m the Devil for even doing so much as “suggesting” that “Dec25th” has MAJOR PAGAN ORIGINS and has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH CHRIST! But in fact, THE WORLD makes me feel like such a “you-know-what” for NOT wanting to celebrate it!

But what is the crime, there? Just because EVERYONE does something doesn’t make it “right”, biblically-speaking! If the world worshiped Baal, would THAT make it “right”, biblically speaking? Anyways, I hate myself for being complacent on this one and for not putting my foot down. Not to mention I’m also probably being a a bit “hypocritical” here as well, as in previous posts, I stated that Christians celebrating “Dec.25th”, KNOWING its true connotations were in possible danger of judgement. 

8). Related to #3 above, any time I even “try” to date someone who’s even “remotely” Christian, it NEVER WORKS OUT. EVER. And when I inquired to the Lord about it, the Lord’s response more or less seemed to be: I don’t call EVERYONE to date/get married, ya know? (Hinting that my heavenly “calling” IS to be likened unto a “modern-day Jeremiah”?)

9). A couple of sins I struggle with (hoarding and/or food addiction) are SO HARD to overcome. I go through periods of time where I can “seem” to overcome it for awhile. But then…..I oftentimes seem to subtly go right back to it (nevermind the fact that I’ve tried to pray and cry out to the Lord about it LOTS of times……maybe I just need more faith?)

10). I try to find time each and every single day to “spend time with the Lord” and/or to “read his written word”. But it seems like every single time I try to open up the bible, I get sleepy…….really, really sleepy……or I become SO afraid of accidentally getting a WRONG interpretation from the bible that I’m almost too afraid to read it, sometimes (I know how ridiculous that must sound to some!) 

11). No matter HOW HARD I try to keep my patience at ALL times and in ALL situations, there’s things in my family and ESPECIALLY at my workplace that test my patience TO THE HILT! Working with the general “public” on any given day’s gonna come with customer “complaints”, naturally. And oftentimes, it’s complaints that either I can’t do anything about (as I don’t make the rules there) OR that I consider not even “complainable”.  

For example, if I try to bag a customer’s food in a special way where the hot stuff isn’t touching the cold stuff or if I want to wrap up some small tubs of sauces in a small bag WITHIN the plastic bag so the sauce doesn’t move around in the plastic sack and spill everywhere, it seems like 8 times out of 10, the customer will either COMPLAIN or give me this STRANGE LOOK like “ugh, you’re being WAY TOO nice to me, you’re WAY over-doing it, ugh!” And it REALLY tests my patience, sometimes! Here I am, trying to provide EXEMPLARY customer service TO the customer, and yet, there they are, complaining about EVERY. SINGLE. LITTLE. THING! It’s NUTS! In fact, this is often what I have to deal with on a daily basis!

I kid you not. I’ve had days where ONE customer complained about 5 or more small little things, one right after another, boom, boom, boom! And then, they’d have the gall to complain to ME if MY face looked even just a “little” minorly frustrated at the end of their “spiel”. Or I’ll have customers that won’t complain but they’ll wait until I have everything all bagged up for them, with a long line behind them and then, they’ll ADD things to their “order”. AGGRAVATING! But I have to try to remember to have the PATIENCE OF CHRIST! That’s not always easy in my line of work, folks! In fact, I’ve even had customers complain that I’m TOO nice at times. Well, in MY opinion, being “too nice” is FAR much better than being “rude”, am I right?

What IS it about human nature, that the MORE someone gives to us, the LESS AND LESS we appreciate it? Now I sort’ve know how Jesus Christ must’ve felt on the cross. And even before and after. During the times of the ancient Israelites, The Lord did A TON of stuff for the Israelites: He brought them out of Egypt, he parted the Red Sea for them, he gave them manna to eat from heaven, he miraculously brought forth water from rocks/desert, he oftentimes helped them defeat their enemies and blessed their crops, etc. etc. But it seemed like no matter HOW MUCH he did for ancient Israel, the Israelites STILL turned on Him and were UNGRATEFUL to Him! In fact, it seemed that THE MORE He DID for ancient Israel, the more and MORE they hated Him and turned on Him! HOW SAD! 😦

Honestly, there’ve been days at work when I’ve felt like: “Ok, if the customers want to complain, LET THEM, I’m sick and tired of trying to provide them exemplary service if they’re just going to walk all over me like that!” But ya want to know what the Lord taught me on those days?Treat ALL customers the way the RUDE customers treat YOU, guess what? YOU are then NO BETTER THAN THEY ARE!” Ouch! A hard lesson learned, but learned, nonethess!

Oftentimes, WHEN we are feeling discouraged, it’s because we’re spiritually lacking in something! Do we lack faith? Obedience? Patience? What IS it that we lack, first of all? And secondly, how do we overcome whatever’s LACKING? Answer: Through the Almighty Power & Glory of our Lord, Yeshua Hama’shiach (Jesus Christ Almighty!) His ways are NOT our ways and His divine understanding is NOT our human understanding! Our human nature is to want to get even with those who discourage us! But it’s Jesus’s nature to HUMBLE US!

lt’s not all bunnies and rainbows, folks! There’s going to be times in our lives when we feel MAJORLY DISCOURAGED and feel like throwing in the towel! But we MUST remember:

“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” [Matthew 24:13]

The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all” [Psalms 34: 17-19]

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” [Isaiah 41:10]

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” [John 16:33]

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved” [Psalms 55:22]

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end” [Jeremiah 29:11]

“Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” [Matthew 11:28]

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” [Galatians 6:9]

It is of the Lord‘s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him” [Lamentations 3: 22-24]

And if that STILL doesn’t encourage you or provide hope, then think of it THIS WAY: Satan and his demons are THE ONES who are making you FEEL the way you do right now! And it’s their JOB to make you feel that way! HOWEVER, Revelation 20 and Matthew 25 state that they’ve ALREADY BEEN DEFEATED! They are nothing more than DEFEATED FOES:

“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels” [Matthew 25:41]

“And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever” [Revelation 20:10]

So just remember THIS, folks……When Satan and his demons get you down, just remind Satan of his future! (Revelation 20:10)

So……in conclusion? ANGER NOT, FEAR NOT, BE DISCOURAGED NOT! Why? Because God/Jesus Christ is IN CONTROL! And may you and I never, EVER forget that folks, for the rest of our existence! Amen! 😉