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Originally Posted by Sunset Poet
Originally Posted by JAPOV
Fine...
I'm Done...
Finished.

Are you kaput? You didn't mention kaput? smile

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As we are putting the finishing touches on a news release I know exactly what -30- means but the fat lady has not yet sung nor has anyone turned out the lights


If writing ever becomes work I think I'm going to have to stop

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Originally Posted by John Voorpostel
As we are putting the finishing touches on a news release I know exactly what -30- means but the fat lady has not yet sung nor has anyone turned out the lights


No news release ....I thought the editor-in-chief was shutting down the presses...dwindling readership seemed to be the problem


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Originally Posted by JAPOV
Fine...
I'm Done...
Finished.

Promise not kept. frown

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"He Is Risen"

Jesus is alive and well Ya'll smile

BLESSED EASTER TO EVERYONE

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And to you Tony


If writing ever becomes work I think I'm going to have to stop

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I like reading people's opinions here!

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It's funny you say that...
I check "Who's Online Now" a lot, and two threads are always there;
This one,
and "Pickled Hummingbird Tongues" Lol wink

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"Sisters of perpetual indulgence..." SERIOUSLY!?
It doesn't get any more sacrilegious...
[img]https://www.americamagazine.org/sit...4/AP23139029828637.jpg.jpg?itok=Fu-m4Qu1[/img]

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I had to research it Tony .....and it seems they have accomplished with you what they set out to do .....and what they have been doing for 44 years now...

From Wikipedia...

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence (SPI), also called Order of Perpetual Indulgence (OPI), is a charity, protest, and street performance organization that uses drag and religious imagery to satirize issues of sex, gender, and morality (particularly Christian perspectives on these topics) and fund raise for charity. Upon their move to San Francisco from Iowa City in 1979, a small group of gay men in San Francisco began wearing the attire of Catholic nuns in visible situations using camp to promote various social and political causes in the Castro District.

The Sisters have grown throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe, and South America, and are currently organized as an international network of orders, which are mostly registered as non-profit charity organizations that raise money for AIDS, LGBT-related causes, and mainstream community service organizations, while promoting safer sex and educating others about the harmful effects of drug use and other high risk behaviors. They have also protested many Christian, and specifically Catholic, events including the visit of Pope John Paul II to the United States.

Throughout the organization's history there have been a number of conflicts with Christian communities. The group has been characterized by some Catholics (including the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights) as anti-Catholic and a hate-group for impersonating and mocking Catholic practices and beliefs, including religious sisters.


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"Sisters of perpetual indulgence..." SERIOUSLY!?
It doesn't get any more sacrilegious...
[img]https://www.americamagazine.org/sit...4/AP23139029828637.jpg.jpg?itok=Fu-m4Qu1[/img]


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Thanks for that John. I had no clue that they'd been around that long... But, on the other hand, I'm not gay so I usually don't care.

Earlier in this thread, it was suggested that the alphabetasexual community needs all the publicity they get in order to raise "awareness" of how unfair and dangerous it is to be gay...

I can't help but wonder... How does making enemies of the Christians and marketing their "lifestyle" to children further their cause?

The "Whore of Babylon" is laughing her a$$ off!

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Originally Posted by JAPOV
It's funny you say that...
I check "Who's Online Now" a lot, and two threads are always there;
This one,
and "Pickled Hummingbird Tongues" Lol wink
Another thing I notice... There's actually a LOT of Christian lyrics and music on this site! And LOTS of anonymous viewers are out there looking it all up...

Hmmmm... I wonder why they don't sign in?

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Listen, I'm Christian, I'm coming for your children!

Lol...

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"Come on man", try to understand
Get with the plan, Stan...

We've got grade school trannies
Nuns shakin' their fannies
BLM is the rule
Cause white folks are so cruel

Hell no
I say no
NO NO NO
Biden's gotta' go

"Listen to me", I'm whispering
Just read between the lines...

We've got woke senators
Commie lawyers and mayors
You won't do any time
Just ask my boy Hunter

My VP is always giggling
I'm down with Xi Jinping
The globe will keep on warming
And I just can't stop grinning

Hell no
I say no
NO NO NO
Biden's gotta' go

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Originally Posted by JAPOV
"Come on man", try to understand
Get with the plan, Stan...

We've got grade school trannies
Nuns shakin' their fannies
BLM is the rule
Cause white folks are so cruel

Hell no
I say no
NO NO NO
Biden's gotta' go

"Listen to me", I'm whispering
Just read between the lines...

We've got woke senators
Commie lawyers and mayors
You won't do any time
Just ask my boy Hunter

My VP is always giggling
I'm down with Xi Jinping
The globe will keep on warming
And I just can't stop grinning

Hell no
I say no
NO NO NO
Biden's gotta' go

More than anything else, these diatribes galvanize your adversaries. At this point they are counter-productive to your own aims. It's going to be the most insane election of our lifetimes. It will likely come down to a choice between two very dysfunctional personalities with court trials and congressional investigations as a back-drop. Smothered in lies and propaganda coming from all sides. Whatever your leanings, you are ill-advised to stir your adversaries to action at this point. Everyone's goal should be to focus on those strange people called swing-voters with arguments that are as reasonable as possible.

My suggestion: Believe what you will. State it calmly and confidently somewhere else. Leave all the hair-on-fire stuff at Reddit or some such.

This is a songwriting site.

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Galvanizing, patronizing
Socially disorganizing
No one is enlightened
By Bernie O'Biden

Lol... Thanks for that, Marty

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"Come on man, try to understand
Get with the plan, Stan..."

They've got grade school trannies
Nuns shakin' their fannies
BLM is the rule
Cause white folks are so cruel

Hell no
I say no
NO NO NO
Biden's gotta' go

"Listen to me, I'm whispering
Just read between the lines..."

They've got woke senators
Commie lawyers and mayors
He won't do any time
Just ask his boy Hunter

Galvanizing, patronizing
Socially disorganizing
No one is enlightened
By Bernie O'Biden

"We're on the right path,
just ignore the math..."

His VP is always giggling
He's down with Xi Jinping
The globe will keep on warming
And he just can't stop grinning

Hell no
I say no
NO NO NO
Biden's gotta' go

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I just had ankle surgery... and, despite the fact that I'm not supposed to take steroids because of my retinopathy, the Dr gave me a shot anyway. Then my blood sugar went through the roof!

This got me to thinking, so I did a little research...
https://www.healthline.com/diabetesmine/steroids-spike-blood-sugars

Then I remembered, 8th grade girls being so proud of their bra size in 1980...
https://healthfully.com/are-hormones-in-meat-affecting-humans-7667787.html

Then, diabetes is declared an epidemic in 1994...
https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/library/spotlights/diabetes-facts-stats.html

On a side note...
https://www.investopedia.com/articles/investing/101615/5-countries-produce-most-sugar.asp

So... Government patents and controls the bioengineering of livestock/produce for the sake of profits... then big pharma makes a killing medicating the variously afflicted general population. That's not to mention, all the hundreds of millions spent on advertising food and medication, while farmers are still the hardest working but poorest people on the planet... unless they work for the government.

Hmmmm... I wonder what "The Rich" are having for dinner...?

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Screaming like a banshee at the fortunate few
Voice raw with hate but what else can I do
Nobody cares, they can't even see me
Throwing shoes at the TV

Uncle Sam used to be a joke
Now Crazy Joe is shilling for the Woke
Semper Fi, the Marine Corps motto
But now the White House is just another ghetto
Give Joe a medal...

Nobody cares, they can't even see me
Throwing shoes at the TV

Today I saw a nun with a beard
And a little angel acting really queer
Then some acrobat pissed me off
Poll dancing 'roud Christ on a cross
The world is lost...

Nobody cares, they can't even see me
Throwing shoes at the TV

Spittin' in the face of "Liberty and Justice"
Just goes to show how corrupt the FBI is
It can't hurt you if you never know
Who gave the order to preserve the status quo
The truth nouveau...

Screaming like a banshee at the fortunate few
Voice raw with hate but what else can I do
Nobody cares, they can't even see me
Throwing shoes at the TV

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Crazy, as they say
Straining my voice at the inevitable day
Just one of billions anyway

Solutions come easy
Humanity dazzled by wayward graffiti
Lorded designs of the greedy

Prophecy is proof of divinity...

Wisdom won't come out in the wash
Madness can't disguise the forethought in my eyes
But, sadly... I can only watch

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Credit is a drug
Success is a lie
Evil puts a price
On all that God provides

The debt is obscene
Living beyond our means

It's not a fantasy
The Spirit opens my eyes
I escape the insanity
In my other life...

Houses need a roof
No one lives alone
Parents need hope
Children need a home

The essentials are a blessing
The rest is window dressing

Man's wisdom is a flawed premise
The truth is this
Your heart is where your treasure is

It's not a fantasy
The Spirit opens my eyes
I escape the insanity
In my other life...

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By Hal Lindsey

Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, once said, “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.”

Remove that glue, and things come apart. I was reminded of that when FBI Director Christopher Wray answered questions on Capitol Hill a few days ago. Traditionally, Republicans have been the party of law and order. But here they were, grilling the FBI Director, many of them seeming to believe very little of what the man had to say.

Despite some strong opinions of my own, my point is not to take a side in that fight. But I will say this. Trust is hard won, and easily lost. Trust is won through diligence and integrity. It is won when a person or an institution consistently tells the truth. But the glue of trust weakens with every lie. A bit of it dies with every dishonest deed.

Truth is the common ground that allows us to accomplish things together. If you go to the doctor and you tell him or her the truth, the two of you together can fight whatever problem you face. If you lie, then you’re on your own.

Waning trust not only destroys relationships between individuals, but it destroys the effectiveness of God-ordained human institutions. Even the worst dictators work hard to get their populations to trust them. Government doesn’t work without trust. And if we do not or cannot trust our courts or the judiciary, what do we have left? What are parents to do when they stop trusting their local school systems? What happens when even medical institutions begin to make decisions based on political considerations rather than the health of their patients?

Jesus called Satan the father of lies. That means by his very nature, Satan sows distrust. As a society follows the father of lies, it becomes less trustful and less trustworthy. People begin to feel increasingly paranoid — as if danger lies in wait around every corner. Anger comes quickly and easily. Fear reigns.

What is the solution? Start by trusting God. That doesn’t mean to trust everything you ever heard anyone say about God. But trust Him. Trust His love. Trust that His ways will always be best, even when you do not understand.

Consider these three scriptures. Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not a man, that He should lie.” Titus 1:2 says, “God… cannot lie.” Hebrews 6:18 says, “It is impossible for God to lie.”

When your society is falling apart or your personal life feels like it’s unraveling, trust God. Follow His instructions. Do what He says. He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and He cares about you even more than you care about yourself.

As you trust God, something wonderful will happen inside you. You will become more like your Heavenly Father, the One who cannot lie. You will become more and more trustworthy. It might be the beginning of a healing that will touch the whole world. At the very least, it will change your life. It will defeat your paranoia, quell your anger, and ease your fear.

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What a lovely and inspirational Sunday... wink

What makes me so special
Who should listen to me
I hardly trust myself
But I'm who I want to be

I'm not a talking head
Grinning with digression
A champion of cohesion
Failing to make connections

Despite adverse opinion
I think it's easy to see
Faith in infinite wisdom
Affirms my integrity

No Fear...

Honesty and reality
Struggle for validation
But swindlers and liars
Delight in their vocation

Shilling for your trust
Whoring for the kingdom
Dividing the jaded masses
Slaves of a broken system

The devil can't stop laughing
Paranoia is the rule
Ethics is the enemy
The lie they teach kids in school

No Fear...

What makes me so special
Why do I crave attention
It's really not so strange
No need for apprehension

It calms me
Empowers me
Let's me see
The Spirit guides me
No Fear...

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This is a songwriting site.

https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=14636468 smile

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Short pause for commercial break... wink
Just another inspired lyric...

By Hal Lindsey

War! It’s one of those words that carries a built-in emotional wallop. It can raise feelings of patriotic pride and of dark dread at the same time. Other than terrorist attacks, America has been spared from fighting on its own soil for a long time. But if you look back at World War II, you see that even on the home front — a place of seeming peace — lives changed dramatically.

Car manufacturing plants were converted into plants for making the machines of war. New cars could wait. But to keep Ol’ Bessie running, you might want some new tires. Sorry. The war needed rubber, so tires became impossible to buy for most citizens. Food was rationed. Millions planted “victory gardens.” Lots of restaurants removed meat from their menus entirely.

Change and sacrifice are two of the main hallmarks of a winning war effort.

If you read the Bible, you already know that we are in the midst of a war right now — a spiritual war. If you watch or read the news — or if you get out of the house — you know that that war has risen to a fever pitch.

Like it or not, we live in a war zone. Bombs of deceit, violence, and rage explode all around us. This spiritual war is not hypothetical, and it is not a metaphor. It is a real war with real casualties and real collateral damage. But a spiritual war is not to be fought with guns, fists, or missiles. In John 18:36 [NKJV], Jesus said to Pilate, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight.”

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.”

The battlefields of this war are the hearts and minds of human beings everywhere, including our own. Battles rage around us and in us. We need to cast down those things within ourselves that exalt themselves against the knowledge of God. Make every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.

Don’t be surprised when the war brings hardship. 2 Timothy 2:3 says, “You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” War is not easy. 1 Peter 4:12-13 says, “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.”

In the midst of the battles, even with painful wounds and sacrifice, the joy of the Lord can be your strength. Stay close to Him. Enjoy sweet fellowship with Him. Sometimes that will include what Philippians 3:10 calls, “the fellowship of His sufferings.” No one wants to suffer, but suffering in fellowship with Him is sweeter than the grandest party with anyone else.

So far in this country, our sacrifices have mostly been financial — typically that has meant giving to the cause of Christ. Compared to the suffering of many Christians around the world, that’s small. And when we give well, it is highly effective for the cause of Christ and therefore of peace for the world.

Will the war become more severe? Until the rapture takes place, the general trend will be toward a world of increasing chaos and persecution. In John 16:33, Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation.” Then He added this glorious statement. “But be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

In other words, He has already won the war, and that means we have, too. So, be of good cheer!
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Victory

Immersed in uncertainty
This fog of war
So, I pray for a day
We don't fight anymore

The fire and smoke will clear
The weary will breathe without fear
And harmony will be all you hear

For faith my heart breaks
But the Spirit defends
Those called to endure
Till His glory descends
May I witness divine mystery
I'll lift up my eyes... and cry victory

Once the Spirit is retrieved
The field will be drenched
Empty flesh against flesh
With blood, Hell is quenched

Cleansing the world of deviance
Ending tyranny and grievance
Then Christ will command obedience

Salvation and truth are my armor
Every knee will bow
There will be no doubt
The Son Of God is no martyr
Our King of kings

For faith my heart breaks
But the Spirit defends
Those called to endure
Till His glory descends
May I witness divine mystery
I'll lift up my eyes... and cry victory

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Amen brother. For those that read their bible they can see what is happening now in the world is what Jesus said would be happening as the end draws near. Even those that are not Christians seem to know something evil is happening out of the usual. As it was in the days of Noah and Sodam and Gomorrah. It is a spiritual battle that often spills over into the physical world.

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"Noah, Gomorrah..."

There was no love for Noah
At Sodom and Gomorrah...

Lol, that could be interesting wink

It's confounding how skeptics will point to examples of how God intervened in the Old Testament and expound upon their disbelief.
The irony being that "Tribulation" occurs once God "removes His Spirit" from the Earth; Allowing the remaining flesh to destroy itself...

The Bible, as a whole, paints a very clear picture for believers; The triumphant faithful smile

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For the Peace of Jerusalem
By Hal Lindsey

On September 12, something without precedent will happen in Israel. That nation’s Supreme Court will decide if it (the Supreme Court) holds dictatorial powers unlike any other court in any other democracy — power not derived from any law ever passed. The court will decide whether to nullify a new basic law in Israel. That would be the equivalent of the US Supreme Court nullifying part of the constitution as “unconstitutional.”

Instead of a constitution, they have what are known as “basic laws.” On July 24, Israel’s highest legislative body, the Knesset, legally amended one of Israel’s basic laws. The amendment restricts the high court’s ability to nullify a law. So, if the court rules against it, it will be ruling against the rule of law.

In the United States, we have long accepted that our Supreme Court can nullify a law. But our high court has an objective standard by which to measure laws — the constitution. Since the constitution underpins everything in our government, all other laws and regulations must conform to it. If Congress passes a law that goes against the constitution, the court declares it unconstitutional, and it is automatically repealed.

Israel’s Supreme Court uses an entirely different standard for nullifying a law. They call it the “standard of reasonableness.” If members of the court do not think the law is “reasonable,” they can kill the law with a simple vote against it. Over the last few years, they have increasingly used this standard to remove laws with which they had a mere political disagreement.

“Reasonableness” is in the eye of the beholder. When the Knesset passes a law, a majority of the nation’s elected representatives obviously consider that law to be “reasonable.” The reasonableness standard itself was made up by the court and not based in law. It allows a small number of elites to override the will of the voters, sometimes on a whim.

I call them elites because that’s what they are. In Israel, the President appoints Supreme Court judges. This sounds like a lot of power until you understand that he does not choose them. He only appoints them. They are chosen by something called the Judicial Selection Committee. That is a ten-member group consisting of the Justice Minister, another cabinet minister, the court’s current Chief Justice, another judge from the Supreme Court, the Attorney General, the Dean of the Faculty of Law at Hebrew University, two Knesset members, and two members of the Israel Bar Association.

As you can see, it is not designed for accountability to the people, but to keep the elites of the legal establishment in charge of all law. The system negates the power of elected representatives in favor of the old guard. So, on July 24, the elected representatives of the people of Israel passed a law that limits the court’s ability to strike down laws. It passed the law as an amendment to one of Israel’s basic laws, which makes it part of the highest law in the land. The basic law has now been changed in a legally binding way. But on September 12, the court will decide whether to break the new law by striking it down. Obviously, there is no legal way of doing that.

Imbued by propaganda from the old guard elites, thousands of Israelis have taken to the streets to protest the change. Many have become insurrectionists, advocating civil war. There have been talks of debilitating strikes even within the military. So far, the press has made it seem much worse than it is. But the elites seem intent on ripping apart the fabric of Israel’s democracy.

The Bible indicates that after Israel’s rebirth, it would be greatly troubled but remain intact. Even so, this is a good time to follow the admonition of Psalm 122:6. “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.”
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I was struck by how much this sounds like what goes on here in the States... despite our Constitution. Gun laws for example. Convoluted definitions of self defense. Divisive minority interest politics. Gender identity. Voting and election laws. Parental rights and marriage...

The "Powers That Be" are becoming exponentially invested in establishing sustainable "Absolute Power"... effectively negating basic human freedoms and rights all in the name of some "necessary global evolution". If the majority is the only thing that stands in the way of power, then the powerful 1% claims the authority to reduce the 99% down to its lowest "governable" common denominator.

Of course, the 100% commonality for all is always money, death, and inheritance.

It seems the good ship "Morality" is sailing rudderless...

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And as Prighozhin just learned a few hours ago, you don't mess with Putin
as he joins a long list of mercenaries who died betrayed or in betrayal


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Russia and China, "kings of the North and kings of the East"...
Boggles my mind how a bunch of ignorant Hebrew goat herders nailed that 2000yrs ago...

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What a gorgeous Sunday morning in N Abalama smile

Gog, Magog, and Russia
By Hal Lindsey

In the late 1980s, with the Soviet Union on its last legs, critics accused me of getting prophecy regarding Russia wrong. One man wrote, “Where is this terrible menace from the North today? Well, it’s no secret the Soviet Union is undergoing the most significant internal change since the communists came to power 70 years ago…. ‘Rosh’ and ‘Tubal’ are turning out to be a toothless lion…. Even Gorbachev is said to be a baptized Christian.”

In the late 80s, Mikhail Gorbachev led the Soviet Union into an era “openness” (glasnost) and restructuring (perestroika). During his leadership, the USSR officially remained an atheist state, but he occasionally said things that made him sound favorably disposed toward Christianity. There was a rumor that he even told a Texas pastor he was “a baptized Christian.”

Not long after that, he emphatically reaffirmed his atheism to the press. Gorbachev died in 2022, and I hope he was a Christian. But the big question is not whether he was baptized. The question is, “Can we trust what the Bible says about Russia’s future?” The answer is, “Yes, we can.” Never judge the Bible by current events. But let the Bible give context to those events.

In the 1990s, Russia was relatively cooperative with the West. But during the years since Vladimir Putin’s rise to the leadership of Russia, the nation has become increasingly belligerent. A former KGB agent, Putin called the Soviet Union’s collapse, “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.” How could anyone see it as a “catastrophe” that the evils of communism — its heartbreak, poverty, atheism, and oppression — ended in their country?

Going all the way back to the communist revolution, Russia has held a strong and seemingly inexplicable animosity to the nation of Israel. Ezekiel 36 and 37 speak of the restoration of Jews to the Promised Land. Chapters 38 and 39 give the prophecy of Russia leading a confederation of nations in an all-out assault on Israel — an assault that God Himself will stop.

Ezekiel 38:2 describes the northern commander as “Gog of the land of Magog, the prince” (meaning ruler) “of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal.” In Ezekiel 38:8, God addresses Gog. “In the latter years you will come into the land that is restored from the sword, whose inhabitants have been gathered from many nations.”

Critics say they don’t see Russia in these chapters. Russia didn’t exist as a nation until the 9th century AD. Instead of using the then-nonexistent word “Russia,” the prophet identified the great nation to Israel’s north by laying out its family tree. From that, it becomes obvious that it refers to the modern nation of Russia. I’ve gone into this elsewhere, so I won’t bother doing it here.

Others listed as part of the confederacy include Iran, certain African nations, and tribes that were then located in what we now call Turkey. Russia, Turkey, and Iran were sworn enemies for centuries — until the last few years. They have grown ever closer, forming key alliances in several areas. Today, Russia is also closely allied with China, though I don’t know how long that will last.

In 1995, another critic wrote, “Perhaps even the likes of Hal Lindsey have ceased predicting the final battle of Armageddon now that Russia’s evil empire has disintegrated.” The writer was confusing Ezekiel 38 with Armageddon. But I didn’t stop talking about either one. The reason is obvious. I’m aware of current events, but I don’t go by them. Instead, I go by the Bible. I teach about Armageddon because the Bible teaches about Armageddon.

The writer in 1995 said, “Russia’s evil empire has disintegrated.” Russia did not disintegrate. But the Bible says it is headed toward a disaster. God will take care of Russians who trust Him, but that nation’s leadership opposes the God of the Bible. And it is the Bible that we must go by.
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Yep', real smart folks them Hebrews. Uncommonly blessed anyway... Like America used to be.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged Gaza residents to flee as IDF seeks to revenge “this black day” in which Hamas killed over 200 Israelis.

“I say to the residents of Gaza: get out of there now, because we will act everywhere and with all the strength,” Netanyahu said in a video address to Israeli citizens.

Hamas began “a cruel and evil war” but “we will win this war.”

The price of that victory, he said, “is too heavy to bear. This is a very difficult day for all of us.”

“What happened today is not seen in Israel - and I will make sure that it does not happen again. The entire government stands behind this decision,” Netanyahu said.

Revenge will be taken against Hamas
He warned Hamas that the IDF’s retaliatory campaign would “cripple them to the point of destruction and we will take revenge with might for this black day they have brought upon the State of Israel and its citizens.”

“All the places where Hamas is organized, of this city of evil, all the places where Hamas hides, operates from - we will turn them into cities of ruins,” Netanyahu said.

He offered his condolences to the bereaved families and said he prayed for the recovery of the wounded and for the safety of the hostages.

Netanyahu warned Hamas that it was “responsible” the safety of the hostages.

"Israel will come to account with anyone who harms one hair of their head,” he added.

Netanyahu cautioned Israelis, “this war will take time. She will be hard. Challenging days are still ahead. But I can guarantee one thing: with the help of God, with the help of the joint forces of all of us, with the help of our faith in the eternity of Israel - we will win."
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Just as Israel was seriously considering an Arab alliance...

Geee... I wonder where the 6BILLION Biden just paid Iran went?

I wonder who has strolled across our wide open Southern border?

Biden is DANGEROUSLY STUPID!

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Keep your eyes on the EU...
If someone manages to broker a seven year peace treaty between Israel and... whomever...

Well, you know.

Read your Bibles!

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The bible unfolding before our eyes.

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If the Vatican or Rome gets involved, I'm REALLY gonna' get excited! wink

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Or, perhaps a new leader will rise in Israel...?

That's the problem with prophecy...
There's not enough information to predict the future in detail; But, knowing what to look for certainly helps to make sense of things.

The "big picture" and details are in the aftermath...

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Antisemitism is hostility to, prejudice towards, or discrimination against Jews. This sentiment is a form of racism, and a person who harbours it is called an antisemite.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/...allies-break-out-after-hamas-attack.html

"Higher Education...?"

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I want to try and reach out to America's misguided youth for a moment...

There's one thing I know to be absolutely certain; When the smoke is rising, the bullets are flying, and the blood is in the dirt... time for convoluted insufferable political debate is over.

There are no atheists or politicians on the battle field, only men willing to fight and die for their conviction. When war is declared, the enemy is obviously no longer interested in your opinion.

You wouldn't live 5 seconds trying to propagate "equitable racial equality" in Iran.

"There will be no peace until all submit to the will of allah, and the true faithful must achieve that peace by any means necessary... even unto death"
This mantra of islam makes genocide a perfectly acceptable lifestyle for muslims, and they've been brainwashing their children with this ideology for many generations.

There are no peaceful muslims, only infiltrators. If America was on the losing end of Jihad and you believe your peaceful muslim friend would defend you... you're delusional. Your smiling muslim friend would chant "allah is great" and "peace be unto you" while slitting your throat...

"Islamophobia?"
Believe me when I tell you I know the enemy... we've met.

You kids really should take a moment to seriously consider where you stand. If you're a friend of the muslims and support jihad, then you're the enemy. You're the problem. You're the threat to mankind.

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There is a spiritual battle between God and Satan that we can not see, but it spills over into our world and it is between Christianity and Muslims. It has been building up for hundreds of years and it is coming to a head now. Good vs evil, choose the side you'll fight for, there is no neutral ground.

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Hmmmmm...
"Neutral Ground..."
That sings well! wink

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On a side note...
I don't believe the similarly between Philistine and Palestine is just coincidence.

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Everett...for you to call Muslims evil is xenophobic, un Christian, and simply ignorant. To say they represent the fight between God and Satan is worse than ignorant.

Drink your Koolaid if you must, but do it behind closed doors where you will not look ignorant


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John, the qur'an is blatantly anti-Jew/Christian. It even instructs to stir conflict between them to make them easier to defeat.

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Originally Posted by Everett Adams
There is a spiritual battle between God and Satan that we can not see, but it spills over into our world and it is between Christianity and Muslims. It has been building up for hundreds of years and it is coming to a head now. Good vs evil, choose the side you'll fight for, there is no neutral ground.


Hmmm...coming to a head now...I think that was said in 1948..oh wait June 1967....no.... October 1973...no not then...but now...thanks for the heads up Everett...and we can't see it


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Sorry Tony. That part must have got lost in the us versus them and I'm right version of the book you are reading from.

The biggest issue I have is that I see Muslims doing good things daily, and how Islamic civilization has enriched our world.

I see Muslims as ordinary people here in Toronto, with most of them having come for better futures for their kids and they'll sacrifice their generation as parents to make that future as good as it can be. They want simple ordinary lives free to worship and live as they choose and have built churches and community centres and schools and businesses here.

Toronto is a pretty diverse city. Where the rubber hits the ground all faith groups are doing good things here and working together on bigger pictures

As for your Quranic reference, don't know of it and am surprised by it.

Jews and Christians are "People of the Book" as specifically referenced by Mohammed, and all of the Bible's Holy Prophets, Jesus, Mary, are part of Islam

After that everything is about the character weaknesses of man. The manipulation of events by those who can. Using religion as a means to unite minds agains others.

It becomes "They" and "Us" and "They're wrong" and "We're right" Oh and we have God on our side.

Funny thing is Jews, Christians and Muslims and other share that One God of Abraham.


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Well...
I would tell you to find yourself an unedited version of the qur'an, but that's another problem with islam...

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Originally Posted by John Voorpostel
Everett...for you to call Muslims evil is xenophobic, un Christian, and simply ignorant. To say they represent the fight between God and Satan is worse than ignorant.

Drink your Koolaid if you must, but do it behind closed doors where you will not look ignorant

I think the ignorant one is you. If you watch what is going on in the world you would know that Christians are being murdered daily by Muslims, just because they won't renounce their belief in Jesus. I'm not saying all Muslims are evil, but you have a radical percentage that are, as we just saw in Israel. Read the bible, you will see in the last days that God will separate the goats and the sheep, the tares and the wheat, the good and the evil. I'm reading a book by William Federer about the history of Islam, you should read it. Like I said not all Muslims are bad, just as not all Christians are good. I would say many Muslims would condemn what Hamas did to the Jews on Oct. 7 while shouting Allah Akbar, just as people are condemning the Jews for what they are doing to avenge what they did to them. It is a spiritual battle spilling over into this world, the Jews are God chosen people and the land of Israel was given to Abraham and his descendance (the Jews) but the other surrounding countries have been trying to drive them out ever since 1948 when they moved back. I don't know if you are Christian or not or if you ever read the bible, but it is a history of the Jews and what will happen to them and it is coming to a head now. Whether this evolves into the final battle of Armageddon or not remains to be seen, but it could, then God will intervein and destroy 5/6 of the armies attacking Israel.

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Originally Posted by Everett Adams
There is such a thing as duel prophecy. The Babylon of the bible was destroyed before Jesus was born but the Babylon of Revelation is future, yet to come. In Revelation there is mention of Babylon the great and mystery Babylon. Over the years this was thought to be Rome, but now some think it is the USA. The bible says Babylon has fallen, has fallen, why say it twice. Maybe there are two Babylons, one spiritual, one commercial, I don't know, but this Babylon is yet to be destroyed. Jesus spoke of the fig tree, which is Israel, when it puts forth tender leaves you know summer is nigh and this generation shall not pass away before His coming. In 1948 Israel became a nation but not fully until 1967 when they regained Jerusalem, their Capital. Was it the generation alive in 1948 or 1967 that shall not pass before His returning, we don't know. No one can know the exact day or hour or even year, but we can know the signs of the season of His coming, and they are fast falling into place.

Everette if somebody showed up today claiming to be God, we'd have him institutionalized. We have him examined for drugs. And we d likely know pretty quickly he was not the real deal. They didn't have this rationaliy back then. Life sucked, Jesus provided hope.

Hey I understand the hostility towards Muslims, but the Muslims Involved in hatred are only a percentage. I see Muslim women walking around all the time, In NJ. They seem timid and afraid, they don't seem aggressive at all. They love their children as everybody else does.

And I don't blame anyone for being worried. I've taken Uber and the drivers with the . Muslim dressings , and you can't help by think. [naughty word removed], this guy could kill me right now, drive his car off s bridge.

But that has nothing to do with The Bible, God , etc. This has to do with people.

It's funny, England and Ireland have been at odds/war forever. Why is it nobody says anything about the Bible there. England/Satan,Ireland God.

If somebody said that to you you'd realize how silly it is.

People [naughty word removed] up the world, not God, not Satan

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You are sooooo close, Dom...

Originally Posted by Fdemetrio
People screw up the world, not God, not Satan

People screw up the world depending upon which they choose. And, often, even if they choose wisely, they still screw it up!

That's why what God did on the cross was so necessary...

The muslims try to do allah's job for him, as instructed by the qur'an.

God has already done all the work and just wants a little thanks and recognition.

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