Wednesday, January 29, 2014


It was as I thought, Stucky, out of context. I suppose next you’re going to be telling us George Steinbrenner was such a great guy.

I’m detecting a superstitiousness stench from you about talking about the dead. He’s dead, get over it.

Never heard of him while he was alive, seems he and Obama struck a chord, and I could have lived my whole life without hearing his name. The only thing that matters at this point for him, is whether he accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior during his lifetime. I would say the same thing about a serial murderer, whether he was born again, or not, and I’ll say the same thing when you’re gone. Good riddance.

The sentiment is likewise, I’m sure. Not that I give a shit, except for your continual misrepresentation of the truth of God’s Word. Typical athiest bullshit. Why should you care? You don’t believe it anyway.

I won’t make the mistake of falling for your sincerity twice.


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THE REAL STATE OF THE UNION « The Burning Platform

@PC, very funny! I was just explaining to my daughter how the world system could be tweaked to work for everyone, but it doesn’t because of greed and corruption. And it never will because of the Devil and his influence in the world.

The only defense against the Devil is a knowledge of the truth of God’s Word, and there’s nothing more important. Maybe that’s why the Devil is so intent on destroying the Truth ever since the first mention of Christ in the bible. Cain, the first murderer, slew Abel. Egyptians killing all the first born of Israel when the angel of death didn’t take care of it during Passover and Moses survived. Herod had all male children under the age of two killed in Judea, his parents fled to Egypt. If the Devil hates Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh, so much, there must be something to it.

I’ll take what’s behind door #1, the truth of God’s Word and all of the promises of God contained therein.

I was also explaining to my daughter how land prices increase as population density increases. She wants us to have a larger yard, so her solution is forced birth control. They start so young.

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Does anyone know if the minimum wage increase for federal workers and contractors triggers wage increases for union employees whose wages are tied to the minimum wage?

If so, it would be an act of war against the American people with a big middle finger.

I doubt that anyone would disagree that public sector spending has replaced private investment. Which makes Obama’s executive order not only unconstitutional, but bad policy. That is, unless we want a centrally planned global economy, which seems to be the direction we’re headed.

When collapse occurs, whether imminently, as indicated by the currency controls put in place this week in China, Russia, and the UK, or further down the road when US public sector spending simply overwhelms it’s ability to borrow and spend, it will be proof enough that one cannot centrally plan a social order, which is at the heart of a sustainable economy. There are just too many people who hate the US, but want it’s prosperity. The US is the freest county in the world, in spite of all that has happened since 9/11. Unfortunately, because of the Patriot Act, NDAA, FIA, and others, acts named curiously opposite of what is intended by the act, the potential is there for the US to reverse course.

In fact, it is the US federal government which has infringed upon individual freedom more so than any other institution the world has ever known, in sheer scope alone starting with the American indigenous population. The motivation for most of the infringement is personal gain for politicians and bureaucrats, which would be commonly referred to as corruption.

A corrupt government ceases to be representative of the people, and as such should be resisted at every turn.

I liked the Republican rebuttal last night, didn’t get to see all of it, but I find it a bit disingenuous, as well, given the speakers willingness to throw the American people under the bus in the name of corporate interests.

I would like to see every penny of Tarp 1 and 2 clawed back, as well as every dime earned by banks borrowed at zero percent interest from the Fed, and every dollar borrowed from future generations of American citizens, and the 1 percent prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law as is being done in Iceland as we speak. I didn’t read about that in the MSM.

The Information Age has to mean something more than an opportunity for Satan to gain a further stranglehold over that which God created.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Gilberts, while most of the FSA will fall into the category you've described, there will be the wolf packs, hardened inner city young males, packed 4 into a car, probably high jacked and likely armed. They'll be looking for any target of opportunity.

I expect neighborhoods and small towns will barricade roads where practical and man them to prevent rad access to homes.

Surviving the first few weeks or even months will increase your chances of survival considerably. It sounds like you will be one of the survivors. I'm not looking forward to finding out what it's like living grid down, but it also seems inevitable.


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Of course he has no concept of money since he’s never actually held a real job.

The interesting part is whether this will trigger unionized wage increases for all federal employees and contractors, whose wages are tied to the federal minimum wage.

If so, this single act is tantamount to an act of war by this Administration against the American people. That it is the Administration which will provide, and not merely promote, the general welfare. It’s an over reach and over step of legitimate government, which in itself is nothing new, but it raises the bar to new heights, subsequently set by Obamacare.

My concern is what can the Repubs do if they sweep midterms? There’s nothing in their toolkit to counter over reaching government, since they are co-conspirators and complicit with the Dems in the unprecedented growth in deficit spending since the end of WWII.

The feds cannot continue to throw money at problems, real or perceived . Yet, they will because they don’t know anything else and what do they care as long as their pensions and benefits are secure? There is also an evil in the world, and it is only by believing the truth of God’s world which will counter it. This would be a good time to get on the right side of history.


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Saturday, January 25, 2014


Chicago, you nailed it. He's whining about his section 8 investments, i.e. government money, while complaining about how government is spending is bogus. That might be the definition of hypocrisy.

You also nailed it about public sector jobs, of which I have one. With my skill set, I can work in any vertical industry, the state was hiring. By the time this 4th turning, armegeddon, whatever you want to call it, is done playing out, there isn't going to be any industry left, only drones.

I think we can return to a domestic based producer/consumption model, but it will be over the globalists dead bodies. Sustainable isn't in their vocabulary, except as a marketing concept. Profit above all is a short sighted vision, but that is what seems to drive the Dimon's of the world.

It's easy to get annoyed with my drone co-workers, a lot of those being naturalized citizens. But anytime I have a bad day, I know I've done my job, since AFAIC, civil service workers should be among the most despised and pitiable people on the face of the planet, because they're paid with tax dollars. That's the way I was raised. Probably 80% of my coworkers don't get it. Some of them do, and it seems to be about the same ratio and along the same lines as those professing Christianity. Go figure.


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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

SO WHAT’S THE HOLD UP? « The Burning Platform

What's the holdup? Because the oppressor in chief is performing exactly according the script, his handlers have no reason to get rid of him.

I'll be the first to admit that I'm a conspiracy theorist, but where I differ from most is I know there is a chief conspirator, the Devil. He is not one to be underestimated. While we can't destroy him, but we can destroy his works,

"The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil." (1 John 3:8b, ESV)

"“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father." (John 14:12, ESV)

We can destroy the works of the Devil by dismantling, piece by piece, the paradigms and thought processes impressed upon us by the world, by putting on the new man,

"and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness." (Ephesians 4:24, ESV)

Without identifying the true enemy, then it's impossible to defend against his attacks, which are becoming bolder by the day.

"Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!” (Revelation 12:12, ESV)

The call to believers, born again of the spirit of Christ, is to persevere and to stand against all the wiles of the Devil.

"Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil." (Ephesians 6:11, ESV)

We have this calling so that we will not be deceived, and that we can overcome the darkness of this world,

"Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” (Matthew 18:18-20, ESV)

It is an awesome privilege to be called of God. Do not be deceived and do not let the Devil and Satan steal the word of God from your hearts. There is no higher calling, nor greater privilege. It is also necessary to hold back the flood of the spirit kingdom, and to prevent the overthrow of God's people on earth. You want to know that you're saved, for yourself, your family and your neighbors, if you care about them. It is a commandment. Our time on this earth is short, make the best of it. We are more than conquerors through him who first loved us. Amen.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

MORALLY BANKRUPT « The Burning Platform

Ok, so if Jesus Christ is not God, which is what the Trinity purports, "God the father, God the son, God the holy spirit", then who is he, and who is this "holy spirit", a ghost?

Jesus is referred to as "the son of God" in the bible because God is his father. This is not a Star Wars reference. Jesus was also a prophet.

"For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit." (2 Peter 1:21, ESV)

You want to argue with the prophet, that's your business, but leave me out of it :<

Jesus is also referred to as the "the son of Man", because he was born of a woman.

No where in scripture, except a few places which can be shown as forgeries and deliberate mistranslations to support the theology of the translator, is Jesus Christ referred to as "God the son".

If it's not scripturally substantiated, what is it? It is the doctrine of man, about which we are warned,

"in vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men." (Matthew 15:9, ESV)

This, then, is the moral bankruptcy, not of the church, but of ourselves. There is a saving grace, however, and that is the truth of God's word. Not what man says, but what God says, and therein lies our salvation, salvation from the evil that is in the world, and the wrath that is to come. Salvation that is not from man, but from God, all hell notwithstanding.

God bless and Amen.

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Iska, thanks for the scripture. Of course, Jesus was speaking to his disciples, Jews, who were still under the Law of sin. Today, we operate under the Law of grace, and there’s this from the Church epistles,

“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” (Romans 13:1, ESV)

The governing authorities are the church authorities, not secular government. Even so, I’m not a member of the Catholic Church. I’m a member a non-denominational, non-sectarian ministry and it is the leadership of the ministry in which I affiliate to whom I will subject myself.

If you’re a member of the Catholic Church, by all means, submit to the Pope, but test all things by scripture. I became disillusioned by denominationalism when I went to speak with an Episcopal minister whom had just delivered a sermon and I had some questions about it not being scripturally based. His response was, “Well, the Episcopal Church teaches it this way”. He was putting Church doctrine above God’s word. The Catholic church goes a step further, and puts the Pope above church doctrine, and above God’s word. This is patently wrong and blatantly ignorant. This is just one example of wrong doctrine in the church.

Stucky, on the other hand, would rather state his misconceptions about apparent inconsistencies and error in God’s Word, but that’s his wrong headed business.

The main disagreement I have with all mainstream denominations, is the doctrine of the Trinity. It’s my experience that 80% of all church goers don’t care about the doctrine, and since it’s taught as a “mystery”, few even profess to understand it. The other 20% are vocal and quite rabid about it. Let me tell you it’s a lie, that’s it’s not scripturally substantiated, and is a source of much of the weakness found in the church today.

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6, ESV)

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No kidding about future maintenance. Short sightedness is the order of the day, in business and in government. It really is a failure of education, since willful ignorance is the only rational explanation.

And since education begins at home, we only have ourselves to blame. Which brings me to favorite topic, God’s Word. Since man is demonstrably unable to manage his own affairs, where do we turn? Thankfully there is an answer, and that is the rule book which God has given us,

“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3, ESV).

God didn’t leave anything out, but it is the simplicity of his calling which leaves most of us befuddled. That is our challenge, to break through the cloud of fear, uncertainty, and doubt, and look to a new heaven and a new earth, where pension plans are fully funded.

While it would be possible to tweak human forms of government to work for the betterment of all, the insidious nature of the enemy makes it all but certain that a few reap the reward of the many. Not so in God’s kingdom, but until that day comes, the freedom afforded the individual guaranteed by the CONUS is perhaps the best that we can hope to attain.


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Thursday, January 16, 2014

WHITE POVERTY « The Burning Platform

I don't recall Appalachia being part of the new Promise Zones. If I was to check, I suspect they're mostly inner city. What would Obummer care about white poverty?

I also agree with AWD, I am getting highly intolerant of older, not elderly, obviously retired, gentrified boomer fucks who will live better than anyone currently in the work force not nearing retirement and without a defined benefit plan. Not only do they not know what a recession is, other than their dollar stretches further but they're retiring in their 50's with a generous income and benefits package, including health care.

I worked half of my adult life without any benefits, health care, retirement or paid days off. I'm currently working as a government drone, although with my skill set, I can work in any vertical industry, government were the ones hiring, and not contract. My ancestry is Scots-Irish from the Piedmont. A descendant of the patriarch still lives on the land deeded by King George in 1753. It was a wilderness back then. There's no other way to describe it.

LL says he knows better than most about being pushed off your own land. He has a point. The feds don't discriminate about who they fuck over. I don't know why they don't see themselves as the problem, but they don't. Reagan is a special case where he talked the talk of smaller government, but did exactly the opposite. He paved the way for where we are today. Carter is the last POTUS who even attempted to reign in the federal bureaucracy.

I've literally given up that we will find a workable solution for the currency crisis of the west. Having shipped jobs overseas in the pursuit of profit, without any regard for the welfare of it's citizens, yes, that is one of the constitutional mandates of the government, to promote the general welfare, not the welfare of the 1% or their owners, and with reckless and unaccountable spending, the federal government has painted the West into a corner. While the size of the pie shrinks along with the value of the dollar, the siphoning off of the nation's wealth is accelerating, until there will be nothing left, except debt, and the 1% will find that their owners have left town with their dual passports to island safe houses and private security. In the end, those who serve the devil will find he will destroy them as surely as he would destroy the rest of us, were it not for God's Word, and they don't have that protection.

While there may be no salvation or saving grace in the world, there is hope for the return of Christ for his people, and my bags are packed.

"Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me." (Revelation 3:20, ESV)

Amen and God bless!

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Sunday, January 5, 2014


KB, from a scriptural perspective, soul is breath life.

"then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature." (Genesis 2:7, ESV)

We have a body and soul. What God created in man which is in his image, is spirit,

"So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them." (Genesis 1:27, ESV)

So, man was originally a three part being; body, soul, and spirit. What died in Adam on the day he transgressed the commandment of God, was his spirit, and after that time God had to come into concretion to communicate with man, in the form of a burning bush, etc, culminating with the coming of his son, his word made flesh, to redeem the lost state of man.

Man is born dead in sin, Adam made it so. Jesus Christ came to make it possible for man to regain his spiritual connection to God through him.

It's all pretty spectacular, but it's also not a mystery. The mystery that had been kept hidden from before the foundation of the world was revealed on the day of Pentecost.

"When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance." (Acts 2:1-4, ESV)

To the point, soul does not complete a person. You can go through life as an empty vessel. It is only by confessing Jesus as Lord and believing God raised him from the dead that we are made whole.

"because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved." (Romans 10:9-10, ESV)

There aren't many people who put their blood, sweat, and tears into farming, one of the hardest jobs imaginable, who don't believe in God.


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WHO’S LEFT TO BUY? « The Burning Platform

When anybody can make up anything they want to at anytime, I fail to see the relevance of anything.

The market will crash, or it won't. If it does, even in the crash of 1929, stocks didn't become worthless and they rebounded. There are any number of ugly scenarios, retirements wiped out, insolvent brokers, etc, all courtesy of criminal fraud which has yet to produce one indictment. Since there's no reason to believe this time will be different, except worse considering the inter-dependency of individuals and just in time supply chain, then the rational thing to do is become as independent and self-sufficient as possible. This means different things to different people, but surely debt free is one. A few month's worth of food, water supply, and means to defend ones self are reasonable precautions. Having like minded neighbors is another. If you're not fighting each other, then it's easier to deal with external threats.

What will a collapse look like? Unfortunately, it will look like banks repossessing everything they can get their hands on. Civil unrest will occur when SNAP cards run out and Walmarts get looted. Unfortunately for me, that includes some of my neighbors. How far will the dominoes fall? If the first depression since the FRA of 1913 is any indication, a lot of misery can go a long way, and a lot of strong arm tactics were employed by organized gangs. It remains to be seen what a society will do when the free ride ends. Hopefully, find something constructive to do, rather than destructive.

It would also be nice to kick out the federalists while we're at it, since they've pretty much established they're unable to manage their own affairs, much less anyone else's.

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The only insurance provider which came online on time with no problems was single payer medicare. Single payer was what the ultra liberals wanted all along. While most of us would like to see ACA fail and repealed, the left wingers want it to fail, so they can replace it with a single payer system.

I took a glance at HR 676, and wikipedia has this, "Under a single-payer system, all medical care would be paid for by the Government of the United States, ending the need for private health insurance and premiums, and probably recasting private insurance companies as providing purely supplemental coverage, to be used when non-essential care is sought."

It would be a good idea, if universal care was possible, or desirable. If it's just another entitlement for votes trade off, that train left the station with the deficit. While I'm not opposed to making health care available, socialized anything, including health care, has been proven not to work. There are no free lunches. While the government might think so, given their own existence is a free lunch, they would be wrong.

When push comes to shove, they may very well attempt to shove a police state down our throats. What they're failing to calculate is the American people don't need them, well, not all American people, just some, and those will be the first causalities when social order breaks down.  The government can have their leaches, and good riddance. This is what we're seeing in the ACA, the culmination of the FSA getting FS, and no one wants to pay for it, as if anyone can afford it.

It would be comical, if health care wasn't so critical. Everyone makes choices, the FSA and libtards made theirs. In that respect, it is quite a spectacle. It should be quite interesting how the status quotiers spin this unmitigated disaster with national elections coming up in November 2014. There is no doubt no action will be taken before then, except by POTUS directive, which itself is unconstitutional. There is always the blame game to play, but the likely scenario is we are seeing the front end of a poorer quality of care for most, and a further erosion of the middle class, who are unable to pay exorbitant health costs, which were hidden in the national deficit with Medicare in the sixties, when the can was kicked down the road, and here we are. Health insurance companies won then, and if there's any justice, maybe something like HR 676 will shut them down, I'm just not counting on it. If you think Wall Street are a bunch of pariahs, you haven't seen anything until the health care industry gets a hold of you. Say good bye to your life saving.

I agree with the sentiment expressed here by some, my health care treatment plan is don't get sick, and get preventative care.

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Thursday, January 2, 2014


Western socialist nations are the only ones stupid enough to pay for someone else’s welfare, and they’ve gone broke, with permanent under classes, most notably in the UK, France, and the US.

India and China, with the world’s largest populations don’t have the debt problems of the West. They buy gold, and they don’t “integrate” classes. Granted, India has a terrorist problem with Muslims, but who doesn’t, I mean besides China and the ME monarchies.

Yes, Virginia, the racial divide is too wide to conquer, as if anyone wanted to. But what comes after a collapse of western civilization? Western governments aren’t going to bend over. There’s still a stalemate in the ME over pipelines that can go on for decades. In the meantime, China is still a nation of slave labor to which we have shipped all labor intensive production, the natural resources of Russia are controlled by thugs, and the west is monetizing it’s debt.

While maintaining a strong national defense and hegemony, the US should focus domestically to produce sustainable jobs to put people to work. I don’t see it happening, instead flavor of the day crises serve to distract from the long term problems facing our society of health care, social security and the national debt. Congress is doing the opposite of what it should be doing to perform the legitimate roles of government. I refuse to sacrifice freedom for the facade of safety, by being patted down in public venues, and I don’t want to live in a police state.

Yet, somehow none of these issues facing our country are the boomer generation’s problem. This is demonstrated in their governance, taking what they can for themselves, while distributing crumbs to the FSA, instead of providing an environment which will sustain a domestic labor force.

Some day, we will look back and wonder “what were they thinking”? But it will be only a rhetorical questions, because the obvious answer will be they were motivated by greed, which may be a fitting epitaph for the boomers.

In the meantime, there is still time to fight against the corruption of a police state, by electing Tea Party conservatives to the US Congress who will oppose the traitorous leadership in the House and Senate. They’re going to have their hands full with the backlash of the ACA in mid-term elections.

That is, of course, if we even have elections, and if the electronic ballot process hasn’t already been compromised.

There is a chief conspirator, the Devil, who would seek to destroy the freedom we have as a nation, and this enemy can only be defeated by the truth of God’s Word. Stucky’s claims of being destined for worm food notwithstanding. We are all worm food for a time, unless the Lord returns first.

“For in death there is no remembrance of you; in Sheol who will give you praise?” (Psalm 6:5, ESV)

“For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, ESV)

And for the record, I never said Stucky was going to hell, he must have gotten that from someone else. In Revelation, the lake of fire is reserved for the devil and the anti christ,

“and the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.” (Revelation 20:10, ESV)

“Children, it is the last hour, and as you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. Therefore we know that it is the last hour.” (1 John 2:18, ESV)

It’s easy for Stucky to pick and choose his athiest diatribe,

“Oh, that I had one to hear me! (Here is my signature! Let the Almighty answer me!)
Oh, that I had the indictment written by my adversary!” (Job 31:35, ESV)

Regarding literal interpretation of the bible, there are places in the bible which are meant to be taken literally, and places where it is meant to be taken figuratively. Which is which requires scholarship.

Regarding 10,000 years of human civilization, 8,000 years before Christ and 2,000 since Christ, homo sapiens may well have existed prior to adam and eve, but it wasn’t until these were created that there was a three part being; body, soul, and spirit. And we can count the years of the lifetimes of geneology of Christ to determine how many years ago adam and eve lived.

If God chose to allow the process of evolution to create the body and soul of man, who am I to argue?

Apparently, Stucky is a better man than me. God bless you all, and you, too, Stucky.


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Wednesday, January 1, 2014


taxIndengent, you are correct. The meddling statists accomplish two things through racial disparity, divide and conquer, and the destruction of the individual. Since we know the truth, then we know which god is working where. First the truth,

"Sanctify them in the truth; your [God's] word is truth." (John 17:17, ESV)

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy." (John 10:10a, ESV)

"In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God." (2 Corinthians 4:4, ESV)

It's evident from the truth which god is working where and why. Conversely,

 "I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." (John 10:10b, ESV)

Therein lays our salvation.

"For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God." (1 Corinthians 1:22-24, ESV)

2014 is shaping up to be quite a year between the forces of good and those of the wicked. It's a comfort to know which side you're on.

"because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved." (Romans 10:9-10, ESV)

We live in a fallen world. The book of revelation talks about what is to come. From what are we saved, it is the wrath of God. Yet, this is an idiom of permission, meaning not attributing anything to the evil one, God has allowed this to happen, see #fallen #world to understand how we got here.

We, as individuals, and collectively, still have free will. So, what we do and the choices we make determine our own fate. While we cannot individually be held accountable for what is done collectively, or by directive, we have a duty and a responsibility to resist evil in all it's forms.

"for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control." (2 Timothy 1:7, ESV)

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." (Romans 8:37, ESV)

There is a clear bright line between good and evil, however, it can be difficult at times to distinguish what is God's will, our will, or the will of the wicked one. An accurate knowledge of the truth of God's word is generally sufficient to determine what may be seen as good, better, best from our perspective. It is always God's will that is best, his best, that will yield the the greatest profit, both now and for all of eternity. The critical determining factor is knowing the truth,

"So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32, ESV)

"so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes." (Ephesians 4:14, ESV)

This is a call to all the saints,

"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm." (Ephesians 6:10-13, ESV)


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