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Friends, a very important message, I want you to be prepared spiritually, …

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These are perplexing times but don’t be shaken.  We are in a time where a communistic takeover of the United States is purging Patriots and Christians alike from significant institutions in America: Police, military, medical, etc.  This is already happening in Australia and other countries.  We are being stripped of our livelihood, employment, homes, individual human freedoms, infringement on our basic autonomy, etc.  It is crucial that we come together, that you stand firm in your faith, that you document the religious persecution, and resist the demand for compliance.  The manifestation of this worldly beast system may include the taking of your children, bank accounts, imprisonment, or even death.  All these persecutions have happened before under the Roman Empire, history is repeating itself; while many believing Christians were killed, most survived.  There are more of us than them, it just doesn’t seem that way right now because they have power and control of media and technology, but that power is only temporary, could be years, decades, or even centuries beyond our lives.  Those who are evil will pay the price for their evil eternally.  Know that all the madness fits into prophecy, and Jesus forewarned us of persecution.  So just as the Apostle Paul, fight the good fight, stay in the Word of God and His Spirit of love for one another, preach the gospel, and remember our reward is in heaven, “Greater is He that is in us, than he that is in the world,” in Jesus’ name, amen.

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November 4, 2021 at 2:38 PM

Cutesy rhyme, “Where God guides, God provides,” but is it true?

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I don’t know who coined the phrase, it’s not in the Bible, but even many beloved pastors often say that “Where God guides, God provides.”  Just because that rhymes, does it make it a true statement?  No, it is a fallacy and merely a prideful statement.  To say this means that God needs money to accomplish his will.  The hireling that gets a paycheck every week or month can say this.  He presumes everything he says and does is God’s will simply because he has the money to do it.  Whereas, the poor can never do God’s will because they don’t get “paid” for their service.  Likewise, may I remind that pastor of the poor widowed woman that gave her last “mite” (Mk. 12:42, Lk. 21:2).  This woman gave everything.  It was her motive and spirit that was the work and will of God.  When exposed, the hireling then doubles back and says, “oh, I meant ‘enables.’”  While that may be partially true, somehow, that just doesn’t rhyme like “guide and provide” do.  Historically, I will reference a friar, Francis of Assisi, who, like the widow who gave her last coin, also gave all his riches, and he was wealthy, to serve Christ, and his work continues until today.  Money should not always be the measurement for God’s guidance. God meets our needs, not wants, when our heart is right for Him and many times even when it is not. “But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:19

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October 14, 2021 at 5:26 AM

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Why did Facebook change its name?

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Meta has to do with “metadata.” Metadata is data about the data. For example, “I have a conifer tree in my front yard.” The “metadata” in this case is “tree” and “yard.” The “data” is “conifer” and “front.” There can be many kinds of trees and many positions in my yard. Metadata is extremely powerful information that controls data. Metadata enables association for relevance, making queries and algorithms, and is a key to controlling data and thus narrative. It is the means by which Facebook controls you. This is how they can advertise with specificity, how they control what you see and don’t see on Facebook. It is how they silence you on Facebook. So this new name for Facebook is an in-your-face slap-in-the-face!

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November 21, 2021 at 7:46 AM

Concerning Church History

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There is truth and error in Oral Tradition and Succession. God is sovereign. While visualizations can represent and reflect, they can also be inaccurate. God is Spirit. While experiences can be real, they can also be false. God is provident. Christ and Him crucified is the overwhelming message of the New Testament. Jesus is the Word. The Word of God does not return void. Church history is His-story.

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April 13, 2021 at 8:05 AM

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A look at St. Nicholas Through an Ancient Document

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Below is a link to my research and analysis that adds to the understandings we get about Saint Nicholas of Myra according to the Praxis de Stratelatis document. To understand the context of this document and my review, it is important to view this one hour documentary movie titled: Saint Nicholas: The Real Story. In it you will understand the man behind the Christmas story of Santa Calus. Here is the link of my short review that highlights some significant observations of the first recorded document of this historical figure: https://johnsbibleblog.files.wordpress.com/2020/12/praxis-de-stratelatis-observations-1.pdf

Posted on Christmas Eve- I want to wish all a very Merry Christmas!

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December 24, 2020 at 1:22 PM

Mayflower Compact

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The following is a research essay I did a while back but still relevant and timely given the political situation and the turmoil this nation is in. It examines the “Mayflower Compact” (one of our founding documents) and the impact of Christianity on the founding of America; know your history or it will be taken from you; Christians get out and vote this coming week according to God’s righteousness. Click on this link for the article…

Mayflower Compact: Providence

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October 27, 2020 at 1:54 PM

Man, Lost and Saved- Archive

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Hi Friends, For your access, I have digitally archived the following booklet that I purchased at a yard sale titled “Man, Lost and Saved” by American Sunday-School Union c1852 A.D. Sunday school booklet containing basic Christian doctrines of man as related to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each topic contains pictorials (illustrations, engravings, lithographs), a poetic-expositional memory passage, a detailed exposition and questions to contemplate with Bible references. Click here or view below… https://archive.org/details/man-lost-and-saved

Chaotic Days

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Friends, we need to open our eyes. American Christendom is under attack by Islam. In 732 A.D., Europe was invaded by Islamic Iberians who had then conquered Spain for 300 hundred years. It was at the Battle of Tours that Christendom defended their homeland and culture in Europe against the invading Umayyad Muslims. In like manner, Islam, through its proxy BLM, is invading America. 93% of North Africa is Islamic since this period. People don’t realize that about half or more of blacks in America have the Islamic faith that is hell-bent on destroying America and establishing Islam and Sharia law, so the chaos going on is right for them, and the Trojan Horse is BLM, inside is Islam. The political left is playing right into this deception. Pray, stand firm in your Christian faith, and put down the chaos.

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September 17, 2020 at 12:07 PM

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Social Justice!

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The cry is “Social Justice!” This phrase should not be confused with freedom or freedom of conscience, another topic. Biblically, “justice” has to do with the “righteousness, purity, virtuous, and perfection” of God, a quality and standard that man inherently lacks. “Justice” is a unique quality or attribute of God. God is the standard of “justice.” Jesus rebukes the self-righteous saying, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice [God’s righteousness] and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.” Mt. 23:23. Then again, “But woe to you Pharisees! For you tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass by justice [God’s righteousness] and the love of God. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.” Lk. 11:42 Jesus is contrasting mans rules with God’s standards. You make up your own way of thinking and doing things that contradict the character, ways or person of God like love. Is rioting, looting, burning or killing- love? Yet, in defense of George Floyd you insist that all police officers are out to kill black men and justify attacking them, even others not involved.  What is left undone?  You think maybe love of God?

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June 4, 2020 at 9:19 AM

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20th Century American Culture: and the Red-Letter Edition

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Here is the latest article titled “Red, More Than Meets the Eye”…

http://libraryofthebible.org/20th-Century-American-Culture/

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April 26, 2020 at 12:30 PM

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