Where Life is Beautiful All the Time. . .

Where Life is Beautiful All the Time. . .
Vol: 164 Issue: 22 Friday, May 22, 2015

From reading between the lines in our forums, and having met so many of our OL family personally, it is safe to assume that a significant majority of you are . . . how shall I say it?

Eligible for membership in AARP? No. That’s not it.

Ah! A significant majority of you, like me, have that little polio vaccination scar unique to our generation. That sounds better. Now it’s like we’re part of a club instead of being, well, you know. Older. (Isn’t it funny how ‘older’ sounds softer than ‘old’? You know, “Older Americans” as opposed to “Old Americans.”)

Anyway, since many of you who wear the circular badge of our generation have also shared in the joys of being sedated for some draconian medical procedure, you’ll understand that when I said the effects of the sedative I had for my colonoscopy yesterday wore off surprisingly quickly.

I was in no condition to make such a judgment. This time, I had a reaction I’d not had before.

It seemed to me that I snapped out of it quickly, didn’t even nap when I got home, and finally went to bed much later than I normally do, (and then only because there was nothing on TV.)

But when I finally did go to bed, I had some of the scariest nightmares I’ve ever had. I only remember one of them, (I’ll spare you the details) but Gayle said they went on all night.

I say all that to say that this morning, instead of trying to offer some deep analysis, we’ll just hop around the web a bit together and take a look at the world through my admittedly sleep-deprived eyes.

(As the tune to, “They’re coming to take me away, Ha Ha!” plays in my mental jukebox).

The Danish National Space Center is the latest national government to conduct a study and publish its findings regarding global warming.

The Danes reached the same startling and unscientific conclusion we reached some years back: the temperature of the globe is regulated, not by man, but, (get ready for this) the SUN!

And There Shall Be Signs in the Sun . . .

Sunspot Activity Threatens New Disruptions

Distress and Perplexity

Needless to say, any suggestion that the sun might be responsible for global warming was much too logical for the prophets of global warming to consider. Or for the media to report.

I ran the names of the Danish scientists through Google’s news search engine. I got exactly ONE hit, from Worldnetdaily, which is where I found the story in the first place.

After all, the science is ‘settled’. No need in confusing the public by reminding them of the influence that Big Yellow Ball in Sky can have on global warming.

So, in the great global warming debate, the outcome of which will determine the sovereignty of nations, any evidence that the sun causes global warming, (thereby eliminating the necessity for a unified global government entity to prevent it) just isn’t relevant enough to make the mainstream media.

(Besides, what could the Danes know about the sun or global warming? Look how far north Denmark is!)

Speaking of seeing through sleep-deprived eyes, the Israeli press is raving about the discovery of the quarry where King Herod got the massive stones to use to build the Second Temple.

The Jerusalem Post headlined its story, “Hard Evidence” — which demonstrates, to my mind, the incredible power of propaganda to delude the masses.

The Post argues that, since the quarry is located near Temple Mount, and since there is evidence in the quarry in the form of coins from the Herodian era, then there MUST have been a Temple Mount!

Am I the only one who hears a cry of desperation here?

To have to resort to such a Rube Goldberg explanation to explain the existence of a Temple on Temple Mount when the very wall of the First Temple stands for all to see makes one shake one’s head in despair.

That any ‘hard evidence’ is necessary beyond Biblical history, the Western Wall, Roman history, secular history, the history of the early pre-Islamic Crusades . . . but that’s how strong the delusion is.

The US Supreme Court, in one of its first rulings of the session that opened Monday, allowed a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that allowed public libraries to discriminate against a group on the grounds it was a Christian organization.

The justices, on the first day of their 2007-2008 term, denied without comment or dissent a petition by Faith Center Church Evangelistic Ministries to review last September’s ruling in favor of Contra Costa County.

The group sued the county because it refused to allow the group access to meeting rooms it routinely opened to other private groups specifically because they were a Christian group.

The Supreme Court ruled that discriminating against Christians was not unconstitutional.

That is in keeping with a TIME Magazine story entitled, “Christianity’s Image Problem,” based on a new best-seller called “UnChristian”. TIME, whose reviewer clearly shares the conclusions of the book’s author, highlights a new Barna research poll that seems to demonstrate a precipitous drop in public acceptance of Christianity and Christians.

First, it notes that ten years ago, 83% of Americans self-identified as Christians. That figure has dropped to 73%, notes TIME. Not only that, but according to the figures selected by TIME from the Barna poll, ten years ago, fewer than 20% of non-Christian Americans had an unfavorable view of Christians.

Then TIME switches from quoting the Barna poll to quoting “UnChristian”‘s author, David Kinnaman, who notes, “Nine out of ten outsiders found Christians too “anti-homosexual,” and nearly as many perceived it as “hypocritical” and “judgmental.” Seventy-five percent found it “too involved in politics.”

TIME doesn’t say where Kinnaman got HIS figures, but leaves the impression they are also from the Barna poll.

Assessment:

This is just a random assemblage of stories off this morning’s newswires, and I didn’t select them with any conscious plan or outline, (since I make claim to neither organization nor even consciousness this morning) but having reached this point, I reviewed what I’ve got so far and I marvel at how easy it is today to make a case that Bible prophecy is in the process of being literally fulfilled before our eyes.

The Apostle Paul warned that in the last days, the world would come under a strong delusion, that they might believe a lie. (2nd Thessalonians 2:11)

We opened with our observation that the Danes reached the perfectly obvious conclusion that the sun plays a role in global warming. Run a Google news search on the keywords “Global warming” and you’ll get 34,464 hits.

ONE of those hits is about the Danish National Space Center’s findings that it is the sun, and not man, that regulates the surface temperature of the planet. The other 34,463 hits make the opposite argument.

Among the signs Jesus said would precede His return was; “There shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.” (Luke 21:25-26)

Our second observation is that the Jews now feel obliged to PROVE that there was once a Jewish Temple on Temple Mount. In any previous generation, that would be as ridiculous as feeling obliged to provide additional historical evidence of life on earth.

Yet in this generation, the more evidence that is uncovered, the less convincing it becomes. If the Jews uncovered the Ark of the Covenant, the world would demand it be turned over to
Islamic authorities as an Islamic relic.

The delusion is mind-bendingly transparent, but that doesn’t pose any barrier to its being embraced with both arms.

Our third observation is that being a Christian sets one apart from the rest of America when it comes to constitutional guarantees.

Christians, as a class, are a hateful group, too anti-homosexual, too judgmental, too involved in politics, too hypocritical, and therefore, justifiably hated for being too hateful.

Jesus warned the Jews, “They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.” (John 16:2)

He warned the Church, “If the world hate you, ye know that it hated Me before it hated you.”

It is almost as if He were quoting the TIME piece about Christians being “too-everything” when He added, “If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.” (John 15:18-19)

I said I ‘marvel at how easy it is to make a case’ for Bible prophecy because fifteen years ago, it took me, (together with a half-dozen others,) a full week to assemble the material for a thirty minute script for the TV program, “This Week in Bible Prophecy.”

It is indicative of how rapidly things have moved forward on God’s timeline in just fifteen years that I just made a pretty solid case while recovering from post operative sedation and a sleepless night in less than forty-five minutes.

Now it’s time for me to go lie down for awhile. . .

Originally Published: October 3, 2007

Featured Commentary: Peaceful Meddling with Israel ~ Alf Cengia

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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