Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, September 28, 2015

12 Reasons I Use a King James Bible: Copyright

The King James Bible has no copyright. For the sake of argument, how do you copyright God's Holy Scriptures? How to you get the up the audacity to put a "copyright-use with permission" proviso on the Holy Bible? Also, does the Holy Spirit get a cut of the royalties? How does that work? Can you actually copyright the words of Christ? Unless, of course, the manuscripts they are translating from are not in fact holy. But that's a whole other post!

In order to get a separate copyright, the new work must be at least 10% different than the original work. Therefore, the butchered and twisted wording is an awkward attempt to get a new Bible published so that it can start making somebody some $$$$.

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. (I Cor 2:12)

Saturday, July 4, 2015

When Did the Fourth of July Become Another Military Holiday?

My husband had the radio in the car turned on yesterday, and it was more adoration of all things military. We already have Veterans Day, Memorial Day, Flag Day, D-Day, Pearl Harbor Day, and now they're taking over July 4th. It's every other month the media and the small towns that listen to that same media constantly that pump soldier worship in our face.

Am I against soldiers? No, but you have to admit, it's starting to get pretty creepy. It's like Imperial Rome or one of those scenes from a totalitarian dictatorship where the public is forced to watch the military parades of power down the street. I am for National Guard and the original intent of men fighting for their homes when they are under imminent attack. I am for the Swiss style militia system where every citizen is trained to defend their country in an organized fashion. The United States once had a similar system, but given our massive size, it was deemed that the National Guard system was more efficient. In the long run, it has separated the masses from their part in defense of country and allowed a massive military-industrial complex to take over.

A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence agst. foreign danger, have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved the people.”
 --James Madison, Speech in Constitutional Convention, June 29, 1787

It's almost as if the media would have us believe that the Founding Fathers and all their warnings about central banking and standing armies never existed. They'd prefer that you'd never think about the fact that such a small percentage of the colonial population overthrew the British Imperial Army. Don't think about how kids can't ride bikes or go to the playground without having a CPS investigation opened up on them - freedom! 
Don't think about how you can't go buy a car with cash without the risk of being pulled over and having it all civil forfeitured away with no evidence of wrongdoing -freedom!
Don't think about how we pay more taxes than ever before to make some people exceedingly wealthy -- freedom!
Don't think about all those things, just wave the flag and be happy as the tanks rolls down the street. 

Happy Fourth, I guess.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Coach Dave Sets the Kent Hovind Record Straight

I've been confused about what Kent Hovind was actually accused with. Here Coach Dave Daubenmire puts in plain English. Currently, he is in jail for structuring and is on trial for mail fraud for not hand carrying his court appeals to the court (because he's in jail). He is also charged with contempt for continuing to appeal. He was within his legal rights to do both these things. There are no charges right now for tax issues or anything like that.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Where Isis Came From

In my forays through the Churchianity websites, I find that many are afraid of Isis. No doubt it is a brutal collection of the craziest thugs Islam has to offer. But where did this group come from and how are they so fantastically armed? You'd think with a multi-billion dollar military and intelligence network, the US government would have more of an explanation than the shrugged shoulders and exasperated pleas for military contracts and sweet, sweet free money funding and military action.

Here is Ben Swann, investigative reporter extraordinaire, explaining how Isis came to be.

I think if someone took time to track down all these funny sounding names, we could probably cross-reference a lot of them to CIA training camps and the like. I'm really getting tired of our churches telling us how evil Isis is, but then not acknowledging, caring, researching where these people are actually coming from. They won't because East Asia has always been at war with Oceana, don't you know? Come on, the antichrist has got to get us all organized before he can make his final moves. But the USA could never, ever be apart of that because: Jesus, apple pie, kittens!!! Oh say can you see....

The lie falls apart when people know the truth; the Truth sets you free, etc.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Dealing with Dyslexia

Disclaimer: This is not a comprehensive dyslexia post. This is broad brush look at what homeschooling with a special need (such as not being able to read) affects your life.

Background: My husband and I are extremely academic people. Straight A's, technical, scientific degree-holders, early readers, and self-professing nerds. We met on the school bus to math team competition, and found we both knew Rush Limbaugh's call-in number by heart. Get the picture?

My oldest daughter learned to read at five. I didn't want her going to kindergarten and getting screwed up with whole language, so I thought teaching her phonics before she went would head all that off at the pass. She learned to read without much effort on my part. When I pulled her out of school a couple of years later, I thought homeschooling would be a breeze. Teach them to read, then they'll teach themselves everything else. Simple. Easy Peasy.

Unless, your kid cannot read no matter what you do. I mean no matter WHAT you do.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Took Voice of Martyrs off the Sidebar

This is kind of old news, but I'm trying to honor the request of Richard and Sabrina Wurmbrand's son, Michael who claims that the organization that his father founded has been 'jacked by unscrupulous persons.

I used to get the newsletter and thought it represented a sound organization. That was in my more naive days. It is public knowledge that when the police opened up a child molestation case against the president of VOM, Tom White, he proceeded to OD on prescription meds and alcohol at VOM headquarters. A suicide note was found in his car. The VP of the organization has a history of embezzlement. Michael wrote a letter to Lighthouse Trails, a great discernment ministry, detailing the shenanigans he's witnessed inside the organization that his parents founded.

Here are some of Michael Wurmbrand's issues with VOM:

Donors should be aware that:
*  Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) spent $28 million dollars — not on the mission field but to build its own headquarter thus in economic times difficult for us all, encouraging construction in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA, a town of only about 32,000. To my knowledge, the previous headquarters of VOM in the same town cost in the neighborhood of about $90,000! To read more, [click here]. The present chairman of VOM is a former mayor of Bartlesville and was part of the city leadership.
Voice of the Martyrs headquarters in Bartlesville, OK
* This was done in secret, until the buildings were erected. Neither I nor the donors were told of such grandiose projects. It is hard to believe this could be done, but correspondence I display on the web (see link below), should convince you. I worked with VOM from Los Angeles, California, USA and never was part of the VOM board of directors. The donors only saw money spent for projects, and they trusted that the word “projects” referred to missionary work, like helping widows of Christians killed in Nigeria!
* A repeated offender 3rd degree felon, who as of 2013 was STILL UNDER A-10-YEARS CONVICTION SENTENCE AS AN EMBEZZLER was named the Voice of the Martyrs Vice President. Tens of thousands of dollars out of contributions for supposed missionary work were extended as a loan to him to pay back some of what he stole and escape parole supervision. To read more on this convicted felon, [click here or here].
*All of the above occurred while, at the same time, without any reasons proffered, they sent a termination of employment letter to me, Richard Wurmbrand’s son, who founded the mission, four days only after I asked for an independent investigation of the expenses and travels of the suicidal and suspected pedophile past chairman of VOM, USA.
* Voice of the Martyrs had agreed reluctantly in 2001 to help about 100 believers who were imprisoned 5-10 years for their faith in communist prisons in Romania, currently destitute in their 80s and 90s, with less than $1 (yes, one dollar) a month. As outrageous as it sounds, considering tens of millions of dollars solicited from you, it is documented. It was raised in the following year to the value of about 2 tanks of gas/month worth of help only because I wrote feet of email messages and renounced a total of over $100,000 of my salary over four years (I accepted being paid only $500/month!) just so these Christian martyrs would be helped. To read more on the “VOM claims of pretended lack of money,” [click here].
*A fundraiser for VOM was promised to be paid a percentage or cut of the funds he raised! We are far indeed from charitable actions through which one sacrifices for the interests of others.
Check out the whole article at Lighthouse Trails, Perilous times are indeed here.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Free Kent Hovind

Regardless your opinion on evolution, fundies, or things of that nature, you need to know that Kent Hovind is being persecuted by the government disproportionately to anything wrongdoing that was initially charged against him. If they can do it to him, they can do it to you.

The original charge had to  do with tax evasion or mishandling money. Got news for you, they could charge any one of us with the same thing if they don't like you. I first saw a Kent Hovind video in Sunday School while I was in college. What he said about commercial bread not having any nutrients was something I filed away as interesting. What he said about seeds containing anti-cancer nutrients has also shown to be true. That goes along with what the Bible says about eating the seed of the field for good health. He's a very entertaining speaker, but when he speaks at the heart of the matter like this, you know that the eye of Sauron will soon be upon him:

Here he is doing a libertarian Christian rapid fire explanation of what's going on in this crazy world, as in everything a Christian needs to know in less than half an hour:

Needless to say, he's not BFFs with the US Gov.

Today he's going to trial again. Here are the details. The man has been in prison for several years now and its obvious its politically motivated with the money they've spent to prosecute him.
Boots on the Ground RALLY March 2nd 2015 During USA vs Kent Hovind/Paul Hansen Trial
United States Courthouse
One North Palafox St.
Pensacola, Florida 32502
Facebook event has 260 people that will show up for Boots on the Ground RALLY
If you can’t show up to the Court House in Pensacola FL on March 2nd to demand Kent Hovind and Paul Hansen are set free, please pray and go to: up to this point:

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Getting Rid of Your TV- With a Vengeance

I have cut the cord on cable and satellite, but still have my TVs. I still found this entertaining, though. When your Sunday needs some spicy preaching:

And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. - Matt 5:29-30

TV's are less painful to cut up because their not attached to you. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Churchianity Makes Me Sick

First off, there is becoming apparent, even to unbelievers, of a huge divide between a New Testament church fueled by the Holy Spirit and this counterfeit that is driving actual believers out of church. Spurgeon predicted this all over 100 years in his sermon: Churchianity vs. Christianity. 

Whenever Churchianity has ruled, revelry and wantonness have been winked at, so long as saints' days, sacraments, and priests have been regarded. God's law is nothing to the high church, so long as church forms are scrupulously and ostentatiously observed. We should see maypoles erected and danced around on a Sunday afternoon within a year, if Churchianity had its way; the Book of Sports would be revived, and the evening of the Lord's day would be dedicated to the devil. Leave the church open, observe saints' days, decorate the altar, sing "Hymns Ancient and Modern," put on tagrags, and all goes smoothly with Churchianity: preach the gospel, and denounce sin, and straightway there is no small stir.
Can you disagree with any of that? Of course he's calling out the Anglicans, but one could also apply the same to Hawaiian shirt preachers and the forms that they all follow. Wantonness surely has been winked at in our time, just as the Bible prophesied about the ear ticklers that would be prominent in the last days.(2 Tim 4:3)

When I am looking for a church, I always strive to find the most Bible-believing one I possibly can. Even so, I have witnessed some of the craziest/sick stuff in church that I would never have thought possible. I've seen my Sunday School teacher's mug shot on TV while getting my five year old ready for kindergarten. He had a baby-sitter club going on in the youth group. I've visited the church of a close relative whose pastor was busted by the FBI for arranging dates with middle school boys via the internet. I can't believe I shook his hand - yuck. I've seen a middle aged woman who was supposed to be keeping the church's records literally run down the hall and screech out the parking lot when I asked for them. This only scratches the surface of what I've seen at church in the last 15 years. I could write a book, but it would be like Peyton Place.

And if anything like the above happens near or around you, you're not supposed to talk about it, because that's gossip and we don't want to spread unpleasantness do we? If you get hurt in these situations, just pray that God will help you suck it up and be quiet about it. Whatever you do, don't make waves, don't confront anyone because that is division. Remember your public school training about getting along, right? Well, the Bible actually tells us differently. I had to employ a Matthew 18 confrontation to resolve a situation in church before and it works beautifully. But the thing is, you have to be willing to go all the way with it -even before the church, which can be kind of scary. I realize now to fix the problems in that church, I may have had to do a couple more such confrontations to get the leaven out. Why me? Because no one else would and I just couldn't take it anymore.

One thing I've noticed in Paul's letters is that he usually either begins or ends with calling someone out on the carpet. He lists their name for us to read today and tells that church to mark and avoid that person because of bad theology or some other major problem. These verses never get preached on.

This is in large part due to the fact that people are "running to and fro" (Dan 12:4)   Throughout most of human history, ordinary folk did not travel far from where they were born, giving you roots and your family a reputation. You couldn't just move to another town and start all over again easily. The early church was a community of believers in a fixed area and except for missionary types like Paul and his cohorts, they weren't moving around every 3-5 years as is now common nowadays. A pastor told me that once upon a time in countryside America, churches had sergeants-at-arms and church discipline was a serious thing. You went to the church you could walk or ride your buggy to, so this church "choice" phenomenon wasn't a factor in how the church operated.

Fast forward to the motor car era and now your choices of churches opened up quite a bit. Pastor too dry at your family church? Well, just go a few miles over to the next church, it only takes about 10 minutes. And so it began. With all the moving around, people became a lot less accountable. Whereas before, you lived your whole life in the same community of people, now just as your new church gets to know you, you might be transferred away or choose to go somewhere else. It's hard to gauge spiritual growth of someone in these circumstances. So we're left with this consumerist church as Spurgeon describes with the same introductory to Christianity pap that bores to tears those of us who have actually read our Bible through more than once. (Yes, we're the few, but proud - am I right or what?)

All this moving around creates a perfect storm where false teaching and chaos can breed. There's nothing new under the sun, however. Going back to Paul's letters, we see that the early church had issues as well. The difference is that Paul addressed them publicly so that the church would not get led into error. There are a few today who are filling that role, so I thought I'd share some discernment sites that I enjoy that keep tabs on error in the church - particularly the New Age/emergent/contemplative spirituality that is/will be a precursor to the Antichrist one-world religious system. aka coexist.

From the Lighthosue
Noise of Thunder 
The Berean Call
Understand the Times
Fight the Good Fight
Worldview Weekend
The Lion of Judah
Kjos Ministries
Spiritual Sounding Board
FBC Jax Watchdogs
Musuem of Idolatry - A Little Leaven

Disclaimer: (Because most people can't do critical thinking) I do not necessarily share all the viewpoints of those sites linked, because I'm not a mind-numbed robot.

So anyway, I see two different camps in Churchianity: the seeker-sensitive feel-goods and the hard-core reformed types as personified by John McArthur (who denies the blood atonement-yikes). It is the dialectic at work- you have these choices and no others. Reformed churches are becoming popular as an alternative to the Rick Warren model. Both turn into a works-based system. In the former, you give your all to their organization, I won't call it a church. In the later, their Lordship Salvation is really a very Catholic understanding of grace, making one think that their "reformation" was not complete, but that's a post for another day.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Chuck Baldwin: The American Church Has Major Problems

This article is a great summary of why many Bible-believing Christians don't go to church anymore. Although Baldwin doesn't bring that up, he makes some great points on why the American Church has lost the First Love. For those who don't have time to read, I'll just summarize:

I. Major Problems
    A. Success Orientation
    B Statism - Misreading of Romans 13 - fear of feds
    C Ignorance of Natural Law and Law of Nations
    D Church is Filled with Hate 

Here is an excerpt:

The American Church has focused on being “successful” instead of being righteous; it has capitulated to the lordship of the state; it fears the IRS more than it fears God; it has stopped preaching the “hard” messages of the Bible; it is popularity-driven, entertainment-driven, and comfort-driven; it has abandoned the fundamental principles of Natural Law and liberty; it has replaced genuine patriotism with statism; and it has used Romans 13 as justification for idolatry.
I've seen all the above and it rings true to me. I was considering visiting a local KJV church until I saw that the pastor enjoys taking selfies with Lamar Alexander and every other flag-waving holiday is a chance for idolatry of America. Uh, no thanks. So many churches have now equivocated being hard-core with being ultra patriotic, playing into the hands of the L/R dialectic.

I hope Pastor Chuck can get some traction with this conversation.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Mae Brussell Predicted that Police Forces Would Spread Terror Over 40 Years Ago

She nails the big corporation as the money behind it all, which of course ties in with the discoveries of Dr. Sutton as he exposed how "American" corporations funded communism everywhere.

Check out her bibliography pages sometime for an aggregation of what would have been good Drudge fodder had there been an internet in the '70s and '80s.  
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