Mockers Come Out Of The Closet

God bless you all, in the precious name of Jesus,

In reading an article this morning written by Jan Markell, I saw the bent of the left toward things Christian in a new frightening way.  Ms Markell had an interview with former Rep. Michelle Bachman in which Ms Bachmann made the comment that the end of the world as we know it is near and Jesus will be coming soon.  (I believe it’s true!)  She said that Mr. Obama’s negative treatment of Israel is hastening that day when Jesus will rapture His church.  Many news sources mocked Jesus and Ms Bachmann, as well as her message for people to be prepared for the event of the rapture.  One such “news” source rankled me and I want to share a snippet of what they wrote.

THE DAILY KOS – Rejoice! The Rapture is Coming

Former Rep. Michele Bachmann is very excited that the world may be coming to an end. Iran may be getting the bomb, and gay people are getting married these days, and all of this is wonderful news because it means Israel is going to be destroyed and there will be wars and plagues and famines and that means Jesus is going to come back to fly all the bestest Bachmann-approving-of Christians into heaven while her enemies get left to rot in whatever post-nuclear wasteland comes next. You think we are making this up. We are not making this up.

No, they are not making this up.  The core of Ms Bachmann’s message is, “Get ready, the KING is coming!”  As you read in the sarcastic remarks made by the Daily Kos reporter you can see their message is the same.  Yes, all those horrible things are slated to happen, but if that reporter and others are left ” in whatever post-nuclear wasteland comes next” it’s because they disregarded these kinds of warnings.

All one needs to do to avoid being left in the wasteland that will be this world after is repent.  The Bible tells us, ” “Repent; for the kingdom of God is at hand.”

Fellowship Blesses

The word fellowship in the Christians church nowadays means eating together, meeting together and doing things together. This is not the original meaning of the word. It goes deeper. Fellowship means friendship, it means community, it means helping each other in times of trouble.

The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary defines it like this, “Fellowship means companionship, a relation in which parties hold something in common, familiar interaction.”

Christians are blessed because we have fellowship with the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Need proof?

“That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ” (I John 1:3).

“The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen” (II Corinthians 13:14).

When we have fellowship with the three Persons of God, we develop fellowship among ourselves as well.

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin” (I John 1:7).

Our being in fellowship with God, and each other, teaches us to love one another. This leads us to connect as family. Fellowship is where we can teach each other from the Word, exhort each other to right living, and stimulate each other to good works. It also moves us to pray for each other.

People who are in fellowship have the same interests. They aim to reach the same goals. Those who are truly in fellowship with the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit have the same yearning to see the lost saved. Oftentimes this brings people into a friendship (fellowship) that focuses on reaching out to their families, friends, and neighbors.

Now that we are so close to the end of the world as we know it, as history knows it, we must fellowship together to encourage one another. “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:25).

Gathering together in fellowship now is very important. There is coming a day when the “Restrainer” the Holy Spirit, the bride of Christ will be removed from this earth. It will be too late then to avoid the Tribulation. We need to make people aware, even within the church, that the rapture is imminent.

One other component of fellowship is remembering the Lord’s sacrifice through taking communion together. When we meet under the teaching of our pastor about the elements, and when we take the bread and wine together, we become one with Christ and with each other.

So, what does the word “fellowship” mean? It means being one in the Spirit, one in the Lord, and one in the body. Fellowship together: Stay connected.

And the Word Became Flesh

Holy Bible
Holy Bible

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God” (John 1:1, 2). The Bible, spoken by God to man brings glory to Himself and reveals Jesus.

In Genesis, Eve gave in to the taunting of her friend the snake. After she ate of the fruit, she tempted Adam to do the same. After they had “tasted” the forbidden fruit, God said, “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel” (Genesis 3:15). Now God’s people creation (the world) needed a Savior.

God took head knowledge and made it a reality. He made His Word living flesh. Prophecy became reality. He took a promise and made it truth.

Moses and David, Isaiah and Jeremiah, and many others, gave us the prophecy of a Savior. His name would be Jesus and He would be born of a virgin. God brought His Word to life. Jesus was no longer someone to long for and look for. He was a prophecy fulfilled. Jesus was there among them! God’s promised man a Savior, and He clothed Him in human flesh. “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth (John 1:14).

Can the Bible walk?

I don’t believe that the Bible grew feet and walked the earth. I believe that Jesus the Messiah left His glory came down from Heaven. He entered the body of a young virgin and was born. Jesus was no longer a concept on parchment. Jesus was a little baby who would grow into the sinless man. He became the man who bore our shame on the cross.

Jesus came to life out of the pages of the Bible exactly as Isaiah described Him. “For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him” (Isaiah 53:2). Jesus didn’t come as a man’s man who would turn ladies’ heads. He came as a homely man, common in His day. Moses was fair and David who was beautiful. Jesus was ordinary. There was nothing about Jesus that would draw people to Him. Jesus spoke the Spirit of God in Him drew the people to Him like ants to honey.

I pray this cleared up the confusion about how the Bible, the Word of God, could become flesh and live in the earth.

My Opinion

 My Opinion

By

Chris R. Taylor

Would you like to go ahead and take a guess as to what my biggest pet peeve is with our society right now? Oh, come on, guess. Nope, it’s not that, but it’s pretty close. My biggest pet peeve is hyphenated Americans. You may rightly ask, what does he mean by hyphenated American? Well, let me tell you. It would be African-American, Chinese-American, Franco-American (by the way, Spaghetti-O’s are disgusting), etc… This is the way I see it: unless you are a first generation LEGAL immigrant, you need to drop the hyphen. You’re an American. If your ancestors came over on the Mayflower, landing at Plymouth Plantation, Massachusetts, in 1620, you are not an Anglo-American. You’re an American. And, so you know, LEGAL is in all capitals not because I am yelling, but because if you are here ILLEGALLY, you are not an immigrant. You’re a criminal. Plain and simple. Not a difficult concept, unless you are a liberal Democrat. And in that case, breathing is a difficult concept. And I can hear it now: “You horrible person! How can you even suggest that a person who comes to America should disregard their heritage!” Well, because I’m not at all saying that, so put away your liberal indignation. What I am saying is this, if you immigrate to America, there must be a reason, and that reason is usually to escape some form of tyrannical government. If that’s the case, why is it so important to you that things here in America be done the way they are in the tyrannically run nation you just emigrated from. If you came here from Venezuela because their Socialist system in breaking down to the point that grocery store shelves are now completely empty,

Shopping in Venezuela is not easy.
Shopping in Venezuela is not easy.

why would you want to support a party, the Democrat party, that wants to turn the United States into a Socialist nation? Make no mistake, that is the ultimate goal of the Democrat party. But beyond that, I am also suggesting this hyphen drop in order to rid ourselves of self-imposed labels that are allowing us to be divided by the administration currently running the US into the ground. A person should be proud of their heritage, even if, at some point in history, that culture was guilty of some gross atrocity. If your family came to the US through Ellis Island

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from Ireland during the potato famine, and they were able to gain citizenship and establish a successful business, that is something to be proud of. If your great grandfather crossed into the US from Mexico because he was escaping what he perceived to be a corrupt government, and gained citizenship, and found gainful employment, that is something to be proud of. But that does not hyphenate you. And don’t come here expecting that were all going to like tacos and speak Spanish. In America, I should not have to press 1 for English. English should be the National language. If you want to speak Spanish in your home so you can pass it on to your children and grandchildren, wonderful. But make sure they also learn to speak English, because outside of the home that should be the expectation. If I were going to move to South Africa, I would take the time to learn to speak Dutch Afrikaans, and not expect everyone there to speak English, or learn English, just to suit me. That’s just selfish. Anyway, there is enough division in America today- black, white, gay, straight- do we need to further separate ourselves with hyphens. Besides, it would take me too long to explain to anyone that asked me that I am a Franco-Finnish-Anglo-Native-American.

But that’s just my opinion

 

I am a conservative, Christian, pro-life, pro 2nd amendment, anti 16th amendment, Republican patriot. I am opinionated. I’m not afraid to share my opinions. I enjoy making people think, and stepping on toes. If you disagree with me, that’s fine. You’re entitled to your opinion. But if you do disagree I only want to hear about it if you can reasonably and rationally explain why you think I’m wrong.