Mar 31, 2013

It Is Possible For A Christian To Doubt His Salvation

Common Sense Commentary: "Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.  And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds." Acts 26:28-29. 
Many Christians have such weak faith that they sometimes doubt their own salvation. I am not one to try to convince anyone of their salvation. That is an unseen relationship between an individual and God.  But so much is lost in joy, peace and security, to the Christian who doubts, that the subject deserves some discussion.  I have given the way of salvation so many times, I won't rehearse it here. Security in Christ is to be found in faith and "Faith cometh by hearing ... the word of God." Rom.10:17. So if you are truly saved but aren't secure in your salvation, it is due to a lack of "hearing (receiving) the word of God."  That could be because you do not spend enough time in God's word and/or because so much preaching is based on "works salvation" that you are confused. A true Christian must know he is not worthy of salvation and that he is a sinner saved by God's grace.  If you think you earned it or are good enough for it, you are not saved at all.

Since you have made a profession of faith in Christ as your Savior, if you sometimes doubt it, you are either still unsaved or have forgotten that .... "... by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast." Eph.2:8-9.

To discover which is the case, let me ask you these repetitive questions: Do you believe more than you doubt?  Are you more convinced or unconvinced? Are you more persuaded or unpersuaded? If you are more persuaded than unpersuaded, your faith is greater than your fear, uncertainty, doubts and greater than your confusion.  Rest your mustard seed faith in Jesus Christ and spend more time in God's word for more and more assurance of your salvation. Holy Scripture is the only source of saving faith in our Lord Jesus. Where else do you find His word, His history, His grace, His righteousness, His faith, His salvation, His sure promise? "For the promise ... through the righteousness of faith .... is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure ...." Rom.4:13-16.

You will never be at peace about it or completely assured of your salvation until you know that you know that it is ..."...by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast."  Eph.2:8-9

You did not earn it and can not keep it by your good works or sincere efforts....."....it is the gift of God: Not of works....

 RB

Mar 29, 2013

New Morality: Exposing Lying Politicians Worse Than Lying

Common Sense Commentary: There was a time when all the News Media would pounce on lying politicians, rake them over the coals and continue to do so until the politician resigned or apologized.  Then the News Media Morality slipped a notch and the lying politician had to also beat his wife and kids, while lying, before he was taken to task. But the News Media Morality slipped another notch and they decided they would only expose the lies, exaggerations and suspected little fibs of Conservative Politicians. Then their sense of Morality took an even bigger fall and they added defending their Liberal Political friends while scalding the Conservative ones if they even made a slip of the tongue. The final News Media slide was all the way down the mountain and into the mucky swamp of Glorifying the Political liars and ridiculing anyone who even mentioned the Media Hero's  lies ... no matter how blatant, constant and obvious to all sides of the political spectrum. The following Reuters headline is intended to cause shock and recoil at Palin's charge when, in fact, what she says is true and everyone knows it, but most will pretend it's not. Reuters and all the rest of the Major Media should, themselves, be making the charge. RB  "And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter." Isa.59:14


Sarah Palin calls Obama a liar at CPAC   

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gestures as she addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, March 16, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst



“Barack Obama promised the most transparent administration ever. Barack Obama, you lie,” the former Alaska governor said in an address to the Conservative Political Action Conference near Washington.


She was echoing a line from a Republican member of the House of Representatives who shouted at Obama during a speech to Congress in 2009 and accused him of lying about healthcare for illegal immigrants.
Palin’s line drew a big round of applause from the audience, made up of Republican lawmakers and conservative activists.
She took aim at Obama’s plans to push gun control legislation through Congress, including background checks for gun buyers.
“More background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Should have started with yours,” she said in a speech peppered with one-liners and folksy language.
Palin called on Republicans to stick to conservative principles as they learn lessons from Obama’s 2012 election victory over Mitt Romney.
“We’re not here to put a fresh coat of rhetorical paint on our party. We’re not here to abandon our principles in a contest of government giveaways. That’s a game we will never, ever win. We’re here to restore America,” she said.

Mar 28, 2013

That's My King

Common Sense Commentary: From time to time a sermon arises from the shadows of night and dust of earth.... up, up, up streaking to the stars like a shooting star into the very presence of God. RB
 
 


Mar 26, 2013

The Girl Who Told The Truth While Others Lied

Common Sense Commentary: I have kept up with Ann Barnhardt ever since she closed her investment business and gave her investors all their money back because she could no longer trust the U.S. financial system due to corruption and manipulation. She told the truth about it while her competitors continued to play along with the system, and rake in their commissions.  She was right then and she is right now. RB



Now Banks Can Legally Steal Retirement Accounts

By Dominique de Kevelioc de Bailleul

“If you don’t understand what ‘get the hell out’ means, there’s not much I can do for you,” Ann Barnhardt passionately told blogger Warren Pollock, as she warned viewers of systemic failure in the U.S. financial system, as well as the certainty that American savers will be robbed of their retirement, brokerage and savings accounts in the process.
Barnhardt, the former commoditiesbroker, cites the latest and hushed court ruling in the 2007 case of a failed Chicago-based futures brokerage firm Sentinel Management Group—another Ponzi bankruptcy, according to her, totaling $600 million of segregated customer funds tied up in bankruptcy awaiting determination of whether those segregated funds will be used to pay off a “secured position” of a $312 million loan held by Bank of NY Mellon.


According to a federal appeals court ruling, Thursday, Bank of New York Mellon’s secured loan will be put ahead of customer segregated accounts held by Sentinel—a landmark ruling that turns individual segregated accounts into the property of a third party under circumstances of duress. In other words, if a financial institution fails, clients, depositors and pension funds may not get some or all of their money back in a
bankruptcy.
In essence, under the ruling, Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SPIC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and other insurance programs no longer will/can protect customer funds, leaving millions of investors, depositors and retirees unaware that they are no longer account holders of their own funds, per se, but, instead, have suddenly become stockholders of the institution with which they have deposited their money.
Copy of the Sentinel Ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.
Barnhardt goes on to say that many emails she receives from readers of her blog mock her as a Cassandra, but the woman who warned last year of the coming failures and the government’s disregard of the basics of Common Law have been proved correct. Customers who thought their money was insured with MF Global, PFGBest and, now, Sentinel, were not insured after all, and will lose some or all of their money due to a bankruptcy of the firm in which they’ve placed faith.
She reiterates from numerous previous interviews: run for the hills with your money. The federal appeals court ruling in the case of Sentinel demonstrates that financial institutions have suddenly taken precedence over segregated customer funds, including their largest customers of all—pension funds.
Few know that the game has changed, and the lack of mainstream media coverage of the shock ruling from the seventh circuit court highly suggests fears within the Fed of a full-blown bank run if the news of Sentinel’s case were to become a front-page headline, underscoring the fragility of the banking system of the United States.
“Insurance is designed to cover discreet, individual catastrophes. Okay? If one bank fails, the FDIC can come in and backstop that one bank, no problem,” Barnhardt explains.
“What do you think is going to happen if the entire system collapses? What happens, do you think, if, even, let’s say 25 percent of the banks or the banking capacity in the United States fails?” she asks, rhetorically. “We are now talking trillions and trillions of dollars in deposits.”
In fact, the FDIC shows $15.3 billion (Q1 2012) available to insure approximately $4.7 trillion of deposits (last reported, Q4 2008), or an insurance pool equivalent to one-third of one cent (0.0033) held at the FDIC for each dollar insured within the banking system.
Presently, the FDIC cannot make whole on even one percent of bank deposits covered under its insurance program, though it claims to cover up to $250,000 for each account, a promise that surely will be broken (at least when compared with today’s purchasing power of one dollar) during a systemic banking system failure, according to Barnhardt.
“The analogy is to the fire department,” she adds. “The fire department work great if one house is on fire. What happens if the entire city, if every structure in the city is on fire?”
Barnhardt concludes her interview with two thoughts:
Firstly, in a democratic republic, collectively, Americans are ultimately responsible for the financial system by voting for “psychopaths” to guard against allowing other psychopaths to run the banking system. The coming financial collapse would not be possible with an informed and vigilant electorate, according to her.
Secondly, Barnhardt, a devout Christian, prays for people to wake up in time to protect themselves before the collapse takes place, which she says could be tomorrow, or as far out as two years from now.
Source: Barnhardt.biz




Mar 24, 2013

Jesus Only Cult Casts Doubt On Entire Bible

Common Sense Commentary: There is a certain cult which professes to believe nothing in the Bible but the very words of Jesus... only. There are other cults which believe only the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Old Testament, the books of Moses. There are other cults which believe only the New Testiment or only the Old Testiment. The "Jesus Only" cult which calls itself "Apostolic", doesn't even believe what the Apostles wrote. The word "Apostle" means a "Special Messenger Sent", but these who call themselves "Apostolic" do not accept the message of Jesus' twelve "Special Messengers Sent", the Apostles, whose names are written on the twelve foundations of heaven (Rev.21:14).   They must be special enough to have delivered God's message to the world. Since the "Jesus Only" cult believes the Apostle John's quotes of Jesus, I must assume they also believe the other four books he wrote, including the above verse in "The Revelation Of Jesus Christ".  It would be inconsistent not to.

Matthew, Mark and Luke all record the very words of Jesus, to His Apostles, that if anyone rejects them and their message, that they are to "shake the dust of that place off of their feet" and it will "be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgement, than for that city." It's in Matt.10:14, Mark 6:11, Luke 9:5. Then the  Apostles did exactly that in Acts 13:51. They were indeed "Special Messengers Sent" by Jesus.

The New Testiment, after the four gospels, began with The Acts (Actions) of the Apostles, Christ's "Special Messengers Sent". The rest of the books of the New Testament, all inspired by God, were written by the Apostles and certain other chosen disciples such as Luke who wrote more volume in two books, Luke and Acts, than even  the Apostle Paul, who wrote the most number of different books.  They all followed the example, teachings, mission and message which Jesus had called them to deliver. God inspired the Apostle Paul to write 2 Tim.3:16, "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness..." He also inspired Apostle John, who wrote five books in the N.T., to write, in the last verses of the last chapter of the last book in the Bible, as a final warning, "And if any man shall take away from the words of this book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part our of the book of life...." Rev.22:19. SERIOUS BUSINESS.

If you believe the Gospel according to Mark, he was Apostle Paul's helper not his superior, in Paul's Apostolic ministry, and he trusted Paul.  Why do you believe Mark's quotes of Jesus but do not believe Paul's inspired words from God? "Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry." 2Tim.4:11.

Now, if you say you believe only the very words of Jesus, as recorded in the four gospels by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and you trust what they "say" Jesus said, why do you not believe the other four books John wrote or the book of Acts, which Luke also wrote? And if you trust Luke, he trusted the Apostle Paul and was Paul's protegee and physician (2Tim.4:11). Paul said, "Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ." 1 Cor.11:1. Luke did exactly that. He followed and ministered to the Apostle and recorded his actions in the book of Acts. Yes, he was following Jesus, but Paul was Luke's immediate leader who was, himself following Jesus. Almost everyone has a leader, boss, teacher or friend they follow as they also follow Jesus. You too.

If you do, indeed, trust what Luke says that Jesus said, he also trusted the other Apostles, including Paul, and recorded that the Holy Spirit told the church in Antioch to "Seperate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them." Acts 13:2.  Either it happened or it didn't, but if it didn't, then Luke was a liar and not to be trusted ... and you have no reason to believe anything else he said or that is in the Bible. One falsehood in the Bible would cast it all into question and there would be no faith because, ".... faith cometh by hearing... the word of God." Rom.10:17. 

If you "Jesus Only" people do not believe the entire Bible, you do not truly believe any of it. It is one thing, one whole, composed by Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament is the New Testament concealed and the New Testament is the Old Testament revealed. Believe it all or at least be honest and confess you are not sure about any of it since you don't believe most of it. It is similar to the "all or nothing" principle James gave concerning the ten commandments of the law, in James 2:10-11.  There, James, half brother to Jesus,  explained that if a person keeps the whole Law and all of the Commands except one, he is guilty of breaking them all because the Ten Commandments are, in fact, one thing. Break any part of it and you have broken IT. That is why salvation is of grace alone. We all are breakers of the Law of God..... sinners. Only Jesus kept the whole Law and was therefore worthy to give His life for ours to save us from our violations of God's Law. The Bible is also ONE thing. You can't truly believe any of it unless you believe all of it. If one verse is wrong, you can't be sure any verse is right. RB







Mar 23, 2013

The Left And Right Wings Of Our American Eagle

Common Sense Commentary: The American population is
generally composed of a left wing and a right wing. I suppose
there is a place for both since both exist and are involved in
deciding the way we will go as a nation. Right now the right
wing is doing most of the flapping and the left wing most of
the squawking.


LIBERAL  vs  CONSERVATIVE

Liberals Fly with the left wing by the seat of their pants.
Conservatives Fly with the right wing by the instruments.


Liberals are Motivated primarily by emotions.             
Conservatives are Motivated primarily by logic.


Liberals Operate on imagination, empathy and hope.
Conservatives Operate on reality,  reason and practicality.


Liberals Trust in collectivism with big government control by
Socialism, Nazism, and Fascism.
Conservatives Trust in individualism with limited government
of freedom, free enterprise and Constitutionalism.


Liberals Believe in government  social planning as the ideal.                                                 
Conservatives Believe in reaping what you sow as the ideal.


All children and most women are politically Liberal and vote for
free stuff.
Most men are politically Conservative and vote for paying your own way and individual responsibility.

Mar 20, 2013

Muslims In Obama Administration

Common Sense Commentary: 


Where is this President's heart ?


How much proof do you need ?

Do you really think these guy's loyalty is with America and our Constitution more than
it is with Islam, their religion, their Sharia Law, their Prophet Mohammad, their god, Allah and Middle Eastern Interests? If you do, your powers of perception and comprehension are seriously flawed. RB



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Arif Alikhan - Assistant Secretary for Policy Development for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Mohammed Elibiary - Homeland Security Adviser

Rashad Hussain - Special Envoy to the (OIC) Organization of the Islamic Conference

Salam al-Marayati - Obama Adviser - founder Muslim Public Affairs Council and its current executive director

Imam Mohamed Magid - Obama's Sharia Czar - Islamic Society of North America

Eboo Patel - Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships

Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates The White House
The Western Center For Journalism
 
 
 

RINO-in-Chief John McCain raked Rep. Michelle Bachman and other conservatives over the coals for merely requesting that the apparent Muslim Brotherhood influence on the Obama Administration be investigated.



It was a matter of public record that Huma Abedin, Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—and thus having access to top secret information—has deep ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
It was a matter of public record that the Council on Islamic American relations (CAIR) and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), both determined to be Muslim Brotherhood front groups and unindicted co-conspirators in the terrorist-funding trial United States v. Holy Land Foundation—had visited the White House, State Department, FBI, etc. hundreds of times.
It was a matter of public record that Muslim “outreach” groups like CAIR and ISNA went in and purged hundreds of pages of “offensive” words and phrases like “jihad” and “Islamist” from FBI training materials.
But conservatives were labeled as McCarthyites conducting a witch hunt and the call for an investigation was quickly shut down.
But now mainstream Egyptian newspaper, Rose-El-Youssef, published an article entitled “A Man and Six of the Brotherhood in the White House!” on December 22 admitting and bragging about Muslim Brotherhood infiltration!



What is more shocking than the fact that the Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the White House is that Obama has embraced this infiltration and is therefore a traitor to this country.


Best Of The Best Of The Best On Gun Control

Common Sense Commentary: This short video is one of the best I have ever seen on any subject.  It is simply a Common Sense Commentary on our rights to bear arms. RB
 
 

Mar 19, 2013

USMC Vet Vents UnspokenThoughts Of Millions Of Americans

Common Sense Commentary: It's way past time for diplomacy, quiet reasoning and sweet words. A statement as clear, true, courageous and politically incorrect as this stream of verbal logic by a USMC Vet deserves to be heard. It was not I who wrote this masterpiece .... I wish it was.  RB

"So likewise ye, except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how
shall it be known what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air." 1 Cor.14:9

The American Dream ended (on November 6th) in Ohio. The second term of
Barack Obama will be the final nail in the coffin for the legacy of the
white Christian males who discovered, explored, pioneered, settled and
developed the greatest Republic in the history of mankind.
A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays, Government Workers,
Union Members, Environmental Extremists, The Media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the "forever needy," the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens and other "fellow travelers" have ended Norman Rockwell's America. The Cocker Spaniel is off the front porch...the Pit Bull is in the back
yard.
The American Constitution has been replaced with Saul Alinsky's "Rules
for Radicals" and Chicago shyster, David Axelrod, along with international
Socialist George Soros will be pulling the strings on their beige puppet to
bring us Act 2 of the New World Order.
Our side ran two candidates who couldn't even win their own home states,
and the circus fattster Chris Christie helped Obama over the top with a
glowing "post Sandy" tribute that elevated the "Commander-in-Chief" to
Mother Teresa status.
People like me are completely politically irrelevant, and I will never
again comment on or concern myself with the aforementioned coalition which
has surrendered our culture, our heritage and our traditions without a shot
being fired.
You will never again out vote these people. It will take individual acts
of defiance and massive displays of civil disobedience to get back the
rights we have allowed them to take away. It will take Zealots, not
moderates--not reach-across-the-aisle RINOs to right this ship and restore
our beloved country to its former status.
Those who come after us will have to risk their lives, their fortunes
and their sacred honor to bring back the Republic that this generation has
timidly frittered away due to "white guilt" and political correctness.....
I'm done.

Mar 18, 2013

Special Notice To My Readers, Friends And Family

Common Sense Commentary:

A new, Chosin Reservoir Battle Documentary

Entitled Ultimate Warfare: One Way Out

Premier airing on the Military Channel

...........Tuesday, Mar.26 (next week)...........

....10:00 pm Eastern/ 9:00 pm Central.....
Jim Hoch says it is also on 3 hrs. later

A Definitive. life changing experience for

....12,000 Marines, Including my own....

It was a 3 week battle, 70 miles into the

frozen mountains of North Korea near

Manchuria/China in -30 degree (below 0)

temperature in Nov. / Dec. of 1950.

Of 12,000 Marines, we had 3000+ killed,

6000+ wounded and 100% with frostbite.

In that one battle we killed 30,000+ and

double that wounded of the Chinese

Communist, enemy Soldiers... in 3 weeks.

My own account of my friend Jim Story's

death, in Hell Fire Valley, is included

in this documentary of the Battle of Chosin .

If you have an interest, you can google "Battle
of Chosin Reservoir" before the documentary
to better understand what it is all about. RB

Mar 17, 2013

"...Let God be true, but every man a liar...." Rom.3:4

Common Sense Commentary:  "Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." 1Jn.4:1. 
It is true that few people or businesses, in today's high pressure, everything goes   atmosphere, can truly be trusted ... without verification and confirmation. Personal experience has verified and confirmed the truth of this fact.  However, not everyone on earth is a liar or a thief, and he who trusts nothing and nobody ... is himself.... not to be trusted.

Nobody on earth is always right, but it could be true that there are some who are nearly  always wrong. The ACLU comes to mind. If you believe that you are probably the single exception, and are  always right, you are wrong again.  He who has that narcissistic fantasy is the worst wrong of all, and his every thought, word and action  are tainted by this error. He is therefore, it would appear, nearly always somewhat wrong and almost never exactly right.  It is a case of out of focus, blurred spiritual vision.

The strangest phenomena of all are  those who believe everything their chosen leader says or writes... though he be an infamous liar and self-absorbed narcissist who has never told a precise, exact truth, that could be proven,  and still gains a large following of loyal, defensive "believers".  That is some kind of insane, spiritual perversion.

Abe Lincoln had evidently met some of all kinds when he said, "You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time." Take note .... you to whom it applies, leader or follower. 

My advice is that you double check every politician, preacher, parent, friend, myself and everyone else's word, against the word of God, and blindly follow no man. Only God Himself is always right and never wrong. Every human being is faulty. RB
"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world." 1Jn.4:1. 



Mar 16, 2013

Warshing Clothes Recipe From Aunt Millie Folsom


Common Sense Commentary:  It is old time, common sense people like the one below who wrote out this "Warshing Clothes Recipe", for some brand new wife or grand-daughter, for one of the most basic and important jobs every wife and mother had to learn how to do.  Here is where common sense has it's roots. God bless our forefathers and foremothers who plowed and planted, warshed clothes and cooked, and laid the foundations of our once great country. God give us a new crop of common sense. RB


Note from Aunt Millie Folsom or some other good woman ....

Washing clothes was one of my favorite chores when I grew up
on a FARM. After reading this I am thankful for that old ringer washing
machine that I thought was fun to put the clothes through and yes a finger or two.
I am sure my Mother did not think it was fun but I never heard her complain. Still
can say for sure that the best smell was going to bed on fresh linens that had been
line dried outside.   Everyone have a blessed day.

"Warshing Clothes Recipe" -- imagine having a recipe for this!
Years ago, an Alabama grandmother gave the new bride the following recipe exactly as written. Found in an old scrapbook with spelling
errors and all.


WARSHING CLOTHES


Build fire in backyard to heat kettle of rain water. Set tubs so smoke wont blow in eyes if wind is pert. Shave one hole cake of lie soap in boilin water.

Sort things, make 3 piles -- 1 pile white, 1 pile colored, 1 pile work britches and rags.

To make starch, stir flour in cool water to smooth, then thin down with
boiling water.

Take white things, rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard, and boil, then rub colored don't boil just wrench and starch.

Take things out of kettle with broom stick handle, then wrench, and starch.

Hang old rags on fence. Spread tea towels on grass.
Pore wrench water in flower bed. Scrub porch with hot soapy water.
Turn tubs upside down.

Go put on clean dress, smooth hair with hair combs.
Brew cup of tea, sit, rock a spell, and count yore blessings.

"Warshing Clothes Recipe"
Paste this over your washer and dryer. The next time you think things are bleak, read it again, kiss that washing machine and dryer, and give thanks.
The first thing each morning, you should run and hug your washer and dryer.
For non-Southerners - wrench means rinse!

Good grammer does not necessarily mean Good Advice or Good  Wisdom.   Neither does poor grammer reflect the opposit.  Do not let the devil trick you about that. RB

Mar 15, 2013

Cold, Darkness & Death Are Nothing Except The Absence Of Power, Light And Life, Which Are Something

Common Sense Commentary:   Gen.1:1-2 "In the beginning...." (Heb. "reshith" means former or first and is translated beginning, first and first fruits in other verses). Whatever else it means, it  looks back to the past. How far back we can't know, but it surely means back when God first or formerly created it from nothing to something by His infinite power. "... God created the heaven and the earth." This word, "heaven" is the Hebrew word "shamayim", also translated "air" 20 times as in "where the birds fly". It is a reference to what the Bible calls "the first heaven" which is earth's atmosphere only, not the second, where the stars are,or the third heaven where God's throne is. That is important because the next verse, Gen.1:2, says, "And the earth was without form and void...." This verb, "was", in v.2, is the Hebrew word "hayah" and means "to become" not "to be".  In other words, the earth "became" without form and void. The same word, "Hayah" was translated "became" in Gen.2:7 and 19:26. This means that God did not create the earth and it's atmosphere "without form and void", but at some point previous to Gen.1, this created earth "became without form and void".  The Hebrew word translated "void" is "bohu" and means empty and useless. The Hebrew word translated "without form" is "tohu" and means vacant and ruined. I think that the cataclysmic event which caused God's created earth to become without form and void was described in Isa.12:14 when God cast Lucifer (Light Reflector) out of His third heaven into the Earth and it's atmosphere, air. When Lucifer, the Light Reflector of God, was cast out of God's presence, he no longer had any light to reflect and became utter darkness which he brought with him to earth. "And darkness was upon the face of the deep." Gen.1:2.  It happened when Lucifer (Light Reflector) became Satan on Earth and in Earth's atmosphere (air). "... the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit (Satan/Devil/Demon) that now worketh in the children of disobedience ...." Eph.2:2. That "darkness" which is in Satan, "the prince of the power of the air", is the same darkness "now at work in "the children of disobedience" who reject Jesus Christ, "the light of the world". Jn.8:12.

These children of the "Kingdom of darkness" (Matt.6:23) "shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Matt.8:12.

Even as cold, which is absolutely nothing except the absence of heat (power); and death is absolutely nothing except the absence of life; so darkness is nothing except the absence of light. Darkness is nothing, but Light is something.  It contains all of God's colors, heat, illumination, healing, vitamin "D", anti-germ power, real chemical content. When the light of God, Jesus Christ, comes into the cold, lifeless darkness, it is all gone, absent, and becomes filled with the warmth and power of light and life of God. The ultimate and only eternal difference in people is the absence or presence of the Spirit Of Jesus Christ, "The Light Of The World". All else if darkness. RB




(air).

Mar 14, 2013

The GOD Particle, Higgs Bosun Finally Discovered

Common Sense Commentary:   In the early 1990's, the U.S. government built 2 billion dollars worth of a Superconducting Supercollider just south of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas before President Bill Clinton canceled it after his election. The remains of the project still sit there unused.  It encompassed a 15 feet wide tunnel, about 50 miles long, in a circle, 200 feet underground.  It's purpose, among other things, was smashing atoms together at speeds approximating the so-called "Big Bang", in search of Higgs Bosun, also known as the God Particle. If there ever was a big bang, it was in response to God's command, "Let there be...." in Genesis 1.  At whatever speed that resulting explosion reached, it was simply a small example of the omnipotent power released by God's word .... "Let there be..."  I am sure such unlimited power made a big  noise when it was commanded. "Big Bang" is an acceptable term if it is in reference to the released, creating power of God. "God Particle" is even more descriptive of what they hoped to discover.  A country preacher could have told them where they could find that "Big Bang" and the resulting "God Particle" in the first chapter of the Bible. This, again, is an example of the ineptness of our politicians. Spend $2,000,000,000 ($4 billion in today's dollars) on a project we don't really need and then abandon it, unfinished, but ruining the land it sits on and bankrupting everyone around it who were building private businesses to service it.  The remains are testimony to inept, wasteful political action from an out of control government.  A smaller version, and less  Superconducting Supercolliding than the one in Texas, was built in Switzerland which has finally discovered and confessed that, "Yes Virginia, there really is a Big Bang God out there somewhere. Of course, that isn't exactly what they announced. Even as Einstin announced his theory that  E=MC2 or "Energy Equals Mass" is another way of saying "God's omnipotent power equals creation". RB


Physicists say they have found a Higgs boson



Mar 14, 6:39 AM (ET)By JOHN HEILPRIN


GENEVA (AP) - Physicists said Thursday they are now confident they have discovered a crucial subatomic particle known as a Higgs boson - a major discovery that will go a long ways toward helping them explain why the universe is the way it is. They made the statement following study of the data gathered last year from the world's largest atom-smasher, which lies beneath the Swiss-French border outside Geneva. The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, said that what they found last year was, indeed, a version of what is popularly referred to as the "God particle." Joe Incandela, who heads one of the two main teams at CERN that each involve several thousand scientists, said in a statement that "it is clear that we are dealing with a Higgs boson though we still have a long way to go to know what kind of Higgs boson it is." The long-theorized subatomic particle would explain why matter has mass and has been considered a missing cornerstone of physics. Last July, scientists with the world's largest atom-smasher announced finding a particle they described as Higgs-like.
 
 
 

America's Discarded Superconducting Supercollider




 
Deep beneath the plains of central Texas lies a catacomb of tunnels once meant to house the most expensive physics experiment ever devised. That experiment, the Superconducting Supercollider, would have revolutionized our understanding of the physical world by giving us our first glimpse of the "God Particle." And, proposed during the Cold War, it would have been a monument to the technological and scientific prowess of the Western world.

But in 1993 after investing over $2 billion dollars into the project, President Clinton and Congress cancelled it entirely. Highly sophisticated machinery and laboratories were simply sold to the highest bidder, and thousands of acres of empty land were parceled off and sold as well. All that now remains are 200,000 square feet of still-vacant factories and labs, and over 30 km of carved-rock tunnels slowly filling with water.

One of the most persistent mysteries of the Universe is why matter has mass at all. Physicists think they know the answer; a particle called the Higgs Boson, also called the "God Particle", is thought to exist that gives all other particles mass. Around this theoretical particle they constructed the glittering edifice of late-20th century physics known rather plainly as the Standard Model.
Despite its tremendous importance, the Higgs has never been observed in experiments. According to calculations, it exists in detectable form only at astoundingly high temperatures and pressures - similar to those of the first few seconds after the Big Bang. Particle accelerators smash sub-atomic scraps together to regularly recreate such conditions, but none exists powerful enough to actually see the Higgs.
Frustrated by this problem, physicists petitioned the Department of Energy in the early 1980s to create the most powerful particle accelerator in the world. As its name suggests, the Superconducting Supercollider (SSC) was to be enormous in every single way. It would slam particles together with more than 20 times the energy of any other existing or planned device. The beam of protons and anti-protons it would produce would be 100 times 'brighter' than even today's most powerful accelerators. In order to control such tremendous energies, cutting-edge superconducting magnets would bend the beam around an oval-shaped beam tunnel more than 80 km in circumference.
Choosing the site for such an enormous facility was a country-wide effort involving geological and economic studies in 43 states. Though the process was a drawn-out political affair, the final choice seems a natural one; after all, everything's bigger in Texas! The main accelerator ring would be bored through the bedrock 200 feet beneath Waxahachie, Texas. Sleepy Waxahachie would have been completely transformed by the SSC. Labs and factories were to be built nearby to produce the superconducting magnets and provide the above-ground facilities for the SSC's considerable staff. Literally thousands of researchers, graduate students, and technicians would have been involved in running the machine and many would have been housed there.

Construction began in 1991, and by 1993 workers had dug over 30 km of tunnels. In order to bore through the sandstone and limestone beneath Waxahachie, a 15 foot diameter tunneling machine was created that literally chewed through the bedrock. Most of the ring tunnel would be a smooth-sided tube, but the giant particle detectors required cavernous galleries that had to be blasted out of the rock.
As work progressed on both the construction of the facilities and the design of the experiments themselves, expenses and projected costs rose precipitously. By 1993 the finished cost estimate was $8.25 billion; about the same as the projected cost of the International Space Station. Facing a bloating price tag on a program associated with his predecessor, President Clinton was never fond of the SSC. Without a presidential champion the deficit-weary Congress cut funding for the SSC entirely and chose to abandon the $2 billion that had already been spent.

Today the failure of the SSC project continues to cast a long shadow on the physics community. Had it been fully funded, it would have begun experiments by the late 1990s and produced results around the turn of the millennium. The capabilities it would have afforded scientists are still unmatched, even by the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland which will not be fully operational for another few years.

Mar 11, 2013

The Third Alternative ... Theo-Evolutionist

Common Sense Commentary: The entire human race has, or will, ask themselves, many times,  these greatest of all questions: "Where did I, this earth, the universe and all things come from, why am I here and where am I going.  There has never been a person, who lived past childhood, who did not ask themselves these questions. It is because every single person wants answers to such enormously important information, that thinking people have explored every possibility and every potential answer.  A thousand lifetimes of analysis, evidence, science and theory have resulted in just three conclusions. One says, "There had to be a Creator", the second says, "It all had to evolve because there is no Creator", and the third says, "We cannot know which is correct".  The first conclusion leads it's adherents (Creationists) to seek a Creator God. The second conclusion leads it's adherents (atheists) to seek self, because we, as the highest form of evolved life, are therefore our own gods; and the third conclusion leads it's adherents (agnostics) to seek a middle road between the first two conclusions. This is the compromise position. It neither admits nor rejects the existence of a creator God or the possibility of evolution.

Evolutionists are fools for an accidental, causeless, happenstance explanation for the existence of the universe, earth, people... and all things. To think otherwise would require a confessional admittance of a "higher power" or "Creator God". This explains their flight to the opposite extreme , and only other possible choice .... evolution. Evolution is not their god, it is their religion.  They ... are their own, evolved gods ... SELF is god. Self ish ness is the expression and worship of one's self. They are not willing to confess, "I don't know" (agnosticism), so they boldly say, "I know there is no God and therefore the only answer to the question is EVOLUTION" (atheism).

There are no other options. Like good vs evil, light vs darkness, true vs false, there are only two choices... one right, one wrong. To believe in "creation" requires a belief in a "Creator" who could only be "God". Evolution is nothing more than a fall back position from God, an escape hatch for those who cannot accept the seemingly impossible fact of God, but are compelled, by it's obviousness to give an answer to "how we got here", and where everything came from. All atheists are also evolutionists but some evolutionists, because of the weak argument for accidental, unintelligent, unplanned, evolutionary theory, try to squeeze God into the equation. They call themselves ... Theo-evolutionists, which means God-evolutionists ... a contradiction of terms. They may think they have the best of both worlds, all bases covered, puts to cover their calls, but theo-evolutionists are doomed to discover the unintended consequences of one day waking up in the "lukewarm, compromise, semi- denial" camp which Jesus condemned in Rev.3:15-16   "I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.    So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth." The word "spue" is Gk. "emeo" which means to spit up, throw up or vomit.

Evolution, gay marriage, legalizing sin and all forms of anti-Biblical theory are a bad taste and poisonous in the mouth of God, whose reaction to them is to spew, spit up, spit out or vomit them out.  A fearful position to be in. God is real and His word not to be trifled with.  His word clearly says, "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth and everything in them, including us, in His own image and likeness." If that were not true, you have no reason to believe anything else in the bible. Beside the fact that "faith" could not result in your heart from reading or hearing it taught because you wouldn't know which parts were true and which were not. "Faith comes by hearing ... the word of God."  Rom.10:17. To disbelieve any of it throws the entirity of it into question and doubt.  Faith for the doubter in God's word is impossible.  The agnostic and theo-evolutionist cannot have real, saving faith. RB







Mar 10, 2013

Two Views of All My Stuff ... Til Death Do Us Part

Common Sense Commentary: Always allow for the possibility you are wrong. Most self-assured people are .... more often than not. RB

First True View of stuff:

The only things we can keep are those we send on ahead, to heaven, while we are still living on this earth. Material things qualify....but only if they are first given away, spent for God and good, and for which, God gets the credit and glory.

Nothing is so dead, after you yourself are gone, as all that stuff you spent your lifetime accumulating. The things you treasured and didn't think you could do without, are junk and useless to your grandchildren. They see most of it as old, dusty or moldy trash and wonder why you ever kept it. Ninety percent of it will wind up at Salvation Army or Goodwill stores with a one dollar or 25 cent price tag on it. That's not much of a price for the wasted time, effort and money invested in.... all my stuff. I guess it's the memories attached to some of it, and anticipation of "hard times" returning, for the rest of it, that addicts us to keep it .... til death do us part.

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal  But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven...." Matt.6:19-20.  Even though Jesus did say, "Lay not up for yourselves treasure upon earth....", He also said, "Give and it shall be given unto you ...."  Lk.6:38.  It's that "given unto you" part that gets overlooked in the formula. So, after you have given and given and God keeps giving and giving and giving back unto you, what do you do with all that "receiving stuff"?  Well, you just keep giving and God keeps giving even more back "..... good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom." So if God is giving it back to you faster and greater than you can give it back to Him, you have lost control, not of your giving but of your receiving.  Now what do you do with all that "good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over"?  Your "bosom" ain't that big. You can't wear it all or eat it all,  so you have to spend some of it like Joseph in Egypt and Noah did .... on preparations.  Joseph filled warehouses and silos for a coming seven year drought and Noah built a huge ship and filled it with animals and six months of provisions for a coming flood. Neither of them were greedy; they had a God-called mission of preparation for hard times to come.  They did it in obedience to God, for God not themselves.


Which brings us to the Second True View:

Noah lived in a world rather like ours.... Genesis 6:5 "And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." Sound familiar? So God warned Noah and moved him to prepare a bunch of stuff for some hard times ahead.... to preserve his family: "By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith." Heb.11:7. His was both a physical and spiritual deliverance as was Joseph's.

Joseph, in Egypt, did a similar thing. As God directed him, he saved Egypt and more importantly, his own family, Jewish descendants of Abraham, the children of Israel, through which God later sent His Son, Jesus Christ to save and preserve all who would believe .... from the judgement and destruction to come. You call it "preparation".

Even Jesus told His Apostles ".... he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." Lk.22:36.  He was obviously preparing them for some of those "hard times", with  swords to use in conjunction with love, forgiveness, peace, prayer, soul winning and protection. Jesus was not only God in the flesh and divine in every way, He was also human and practical in His dealings with flesh and blood people, including trouble makers. He used a whip on those religious money changers and drove them out of  God's Temple. Jesus and His Apostles using weapons really strains the brains of Liberal preachers. Don't you just love Jesus.  He was so real .... no pretension, play-acting,  hypocrisy, religiosity or foolishness with Jesus.  He was, with all His heavenly, deified glory, also humanly pragmatic..... "buy a sword" he said.  Thank you Jesus; I'm too old to run or fight... so I need a little leverage.  Liberals would call Jesus, His Apostles, me ... and even God, extremists, fanatics or terrorists, but I call it Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh, or Out Of Obama's Oxymoron Orbit. So I will hold on to my little, large caliber sword, purse and scrip ... and prepare .... for the future .... til death do us part. RB

Mar 7, 2013

Your Medical Insurance & Medicare Under Obamacare

Common Sense Commentary: Remember when Obamacare Passed without Congress or anyone else getting to read the bill first, and Nancy Pelosi argued, "We have to pass it so we can see what's in it" ?  Well, now we know what's in it and why the Democrats didn't want anyone to see it before it passed. Here are a few of those hidden reasons. RB
 
 
Letter from a friend:
 
Your hospital Medicare admittance has just changed under ObamaCare. You must be admitted by your primary Physician in order for Medicare to pay for it! If you are admitted by an emergency room doctor it is treated as outpatient care where hospital costs are not covered. This is only the tip of the iceberg for ObamaCare. Just wait to see what happen in 2013 & 2014!

Age 76 Today, I went to the Dr. for my monthly B12 shot that I have been getting for a number of years. The nurse came and got me, got out the needle filled and ready to go then looked at the computer and got very quiet and asked if I was prepared to pay for it. I said no that my insurance takes care of it.

She said, that Medicare had turned it down and went to talk to my Dr. about it. 15 minutes later she came back and said, she was sorry but they had tried every-thing they could but Medicare is beginning to turn many things away for seniors because of the projected Obama Care coming in. She was brushing at tears and said, "Some day they too will get old", I am so very sorry!!

Please for the sake of many good people. . . ..be informed please .

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO LIKE THIS...

At age 76 when you most need it, you arenot eligible for cancer treatment

* see page 272

What Nancy Pelosi didn't want us to know until after the healthcare bill was passed. Remember she said, "We have to pass the Bill so that we can see what's in it." Well, here it is.

Obama Care Highlighted by Page Number

THE CARE BILL HB 3200

JUDGE KITHIL IS THE 2ND OFFICIAL WHO HAS OUTLINED THESE PARTS OF THE CARE BILL.

Judge Kithil of Marble Falls, TX - highlighted the most egregious pages of HB3200

Please read this....... especially the reference to pages 58 & 59


JUDGE KITHIL wrote:

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Page 50/section 152: The bill will provide insurance to all non-U.S. residents, even if they are here illegally.


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Page 58 and 59: The government will have real-time access to an individual's bank account and will have the authority to make electronic fund transfers from those accounts.


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Page 65/section 164: The plan will be subsidized (by the government) for all union members, union retirees and for community organizations (such as the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now - ACORN).


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Page 203/line 14-15: The tax imposed under this section will not be treated as a tax. (How could anybody in their right mind come up with that?)


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Page 241 and 253: Doctors will all be paid the same regardless of specialty, and the government will set all doctors' fees.


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Page 272. section 1145: Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient's age.


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Page 317 and 321: The government will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion; however, communities may petition for an exception.

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Page 425, line 4-12: The government mandates advance-care planning consultations. Those on Social Security will be required to attend an "end-of-life planning" seminar every five years. (Death counseling..)


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Page 429, line 13-25: The government will specify which doctors can write an end-of-life order.


HAD ENOUGH???? Judge Kithil then goes on to identify:


"Finally, it is specifically stated that this bill will not apply to members of Congress.” In addition, there are thousands and thousands of regulations that are still being released that conforms to the new law.


Honorable David Kithil of Marble Falls , Texas