Nov 30, 2014

This Short, Prophetic Speech, Like A Long Fuse, Preceeded The Explosion Of Islam Upon The World

Common Sense Commentary: Churchill vs. Modern Day Leaders: A man of broad vision vs. Men looking at the world through a straw. I can remember clearly that strong, resolute voice of Winston Chruchill, on our old Philips radio, announcing to the world his summation of the Allies first real victory over the Nazies ......"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Winston Churchill."  RB

CHURCHILL ON ISLAM Unbelievable, but the speech below was written in 1899.  (Check Wikipedia - The River War). The attached short speech from Winston Churchill, was delivered by him in 1899 when he was a young soldier and journalist.  He no doubt sets out the current view of many, but expresses it in the wonderful Churchillian turn of phrase and use of the English language, of which he was a master.  Sir Winston Churchill was, without doubt, one of the greatest men of the late 19th and 20th centuries.

He was a brave young soldier, a brilliant journalist, an extraordinary politician and statesman, a great war leader and British Prime Minister, to whom the Western world must be forever in his debt.  He predicted many future events.  He died on 24th January 1965, at the grand old age of 90, and after a lifetime of service to his country, was accorded a State funeral.


"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!  Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live.

A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity.  The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.  No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.  Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith.  It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome."

Sir Winston Churchill; (Source: The River War, first edition, Vol II, pages 248-250 London). Churchill saw it coming.

It seems nobody was listening in 1899... and still aren't 115 years later. RB

Nov 28, 2014

Who Is The Hero, Who The Victim And Who The Guilty

Common Sense Commentary: One of many young American men volunteers to endure months of rigorous training to qualify to become a United States Marine. He knows when he enlists that there is a war going on in Afghanistan and Iraq and that almost all of those who join the Marines will be sent to one of those countries to fight for the safety of his own country and stop world terrorism. He is killed in a battle with Muslim terrorists and his body sent home for burial. Few attend his funeral. The hometown news media says a few words of his death. But the National, U.S, media says not a word of his loss. To the Government he serves ... he is just another  number. Within a few days he is forgotten by all but his family.

Another young American man chooses to stay home to roam the streets, smoke pot, drink liquor, shoplift from local stores, pick fights and cause trouble. He is a big 18 year old and heavily musseled. He is old enough to vote. He has just robbed a local store and is walking in the street when the policeman, sent to investigate the robbery, stops him and tells him it is against the law to walk in the street and to get back on the sidewalk.  He refuses to do so and walks toward the officer in a threatening manner. The officer sees the stolen merchandise and attempts to arrest the young man but is attacked and knocked to the ground. The young man is atop him beating his head against the pavement. The officer fears for his life and shoots him. several times. The entire neighborhood is up in arms. His family swears he is a "good boy" and wouldn't do that. The news media shows a younger picture of him and speaks of him as an unarmed teenager,  calls him "The Gentle Giant" and portrays him as the victim. RB

Nov 25, 2014

The Age Of Propaganda And Intimidation

Common Sense Commentary: The Age Of Propaganda and Intimidation has arrived in the world and we are all affected by it.

"And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." Matt.24:12.

"For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." Matt.24:24.

With the modern age of communications, when practically everyone on earth has a cell phone, a TV and a computer, another phenomenon has emerged.... world-wide propaganda and intimidation. Special interest groups, by the organized use of universal communications, are now enabled in a way previously impossible.  These hi-tech devices, which were invented to improve our lives, have in many ways become the very cause of human conflict, obstruction, unhappiness and intimidation.  In many countries, radical and religious terrorists communicate their extremism, organize, motivate, fund-raise and execute death, fear and intimidation.  The world has been so propagandized and intimidated by Muslims for 68 years that the Holocaust sympathy, which re-established Israel, has now gone full circle and returned to world anti-semitism. The Jews are now blamed for the conflict, though God said it would be the Arab descendants of Ishmael who caused the conflict. (Gen.6:12). In other countries, Drug Cartels do the same thing, except their primary cause is wealth and power.  In other places it is the Government itself which uses extreme intimidation to secure their position, power and control over the people.  In the United States it is a combination of at least four power blocks using communications to intermediate our citizens. The Liberal Media, Governmental Socialists, Muslim Terrorists and Black Racists are all directing a barrage of propaganda, accusations, lies and every imaginable means of intimidation to force the population to do their bidding. People have been so misused, abused and bombarded with both good information and bad as well as endless propaganda and intimidation that they have become hyper saturated and overwhelmed by it all. Once outspoken patriots are now emotionally apathetic to the most horrifying, anti-American, dangerous events. We have been neutralized with propaganda, intimidation, fear and helplessness.

The above described national and individual indifference has set the stage for the rise of the Anti-Christ, Beast and False Prophet of The Revelation and the Old Testament Prophecies of a World-wide, diabolical Kingdom and the Tribulation Period. The world has arrived at The Age Of Intimidation.

Jesus Predicted It This Way:

 "And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." Matt.24:3-12. 

"For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." Matt.24:24.

Nov 24, 2014

Did God Say You Are Your Brother's Keeper?

Common Sense Commentary: God's word teaches us to love one another, forgive our brother, have compassion on people, assist where and when we can and be generous to those in need, but it does not say we "are our brother's keeper." This misquoted scripture was not spoken by God or a prophet or a disciple of Christ. It was spoken by a belligerent, liar and murderer in the form of a question, not a statement. After Cain, in a rage, murdered his brother Abel, with God looking on, God spoke to Cain, knowing what he had done, but giving him an opportunity to confess his crime and repent. God asked him, where his brother Abel was. Instead of confessing his guilt in repentance, Cain lied and angrily answered God,  "I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?"  God did not say he was his brother's keeper and did not expect him to take responsibility for his brother.  Abel was taking care of himself and faithfully serving and obeying God and Cain was jealous and angry with his brother because Abel obeyed and pleased God and Cain didn't. Cain's answer to God's question, "Where is thy brother" was an angry, sarcastic response to God, whom he knew to be God.
"....when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened." Rom.1:21.

Besides love and mercy and generosity, the Bible teaches self reliance, personal responsibility and taking care of one's self when we are physically and mentally able to do so. We are also responsible to help those who cannot work and earn their own bread, but not those who are too lazy or negligent to pay their own way. We are responsible for ourselves, and able bodied others are responsible for themselves. Both Cain and Abel were well able to supply their own needs. Abel was a shepherd or rancher and Cain was a farmer.  They were both responsible for themselves and responsible to give an account to God for themselves. They were not "their brother's keeper".

"The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him." Ezek.18:20. 

"But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden." Gal.6:4-5.

"So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God." Rom.14:12. 

"Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread." 2 Thess.3:12. 

The Brothers, Cain and Abel:

"And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground." Gen.4:6-10. 

Nov 22, 2014

Why Is Every Direction South ... At The North Pole... Except Up ?

Common Sense Commentary: If you are standing exactly on the North Pole, every direction you might face, outside of your size 12 shoepacks, is South. Under your shoepacks, which is down, is also South all the way through the Earth to the South Pole. Above your head, up, is also North. The North Star, which is directly above the North Pole, is North from anywhere on Earth. The North Pole, at Earth's axis of rotation, points up at the North or Pole Star whose proper name is Polaris. Polaris, though only 48th in its brightness, is clearly the most important of all the stars if you are an Earthling, which most of you are. Some are rather doubtful.  I think I have met a few Angels Unawares, and positively a devil or two. Earth's axis is pointing almost directly at the North Star. Unlike other stars, Polaris does not rise or set but stays in the same spot above the northern horizon all the time, from anywhere on Earth, though we cannot see it except at night. The other stars appear to circle around, rise and set.

To find the North Star (Polaris) first find the Big Dipper, in the Northern Sky. Then find the two stars, Dubhe and Merak, which form the pouring end of the Dipper. These are called the "Pointer" stars because they always point from the bottom star to the lip of the Dipper, out in a straight line, a short distance, to the North Star. Well, it just looks like a short distance ... they are actually light years apart.

A compass does not point at the North Star or the North Pole. It points at Earth's strongest magnetic field in far Northern Canada near Resolute Bay. This magnetic field, which moves around a few miles annually, extends from Earth's interior up to where it meets the solar wind, which is a stream of charged particles emanating from the Sun.

True North, the North Pole, is in exactly the same direction from anywhere on Earth following the various lines of longitude which, of course, run North and South. But magnetic North varies somewhat from each of the different longitude lines. However, in the United States, the North Pole and magnetic North are very nearly the same direction because that magnetic field is between us and the North Pole.

Compasses are no longer used by Scientific, Hi-tech, directional calculations. Fortunately we now have GPS (Global Positioning Systems) when exact directions and positions are needed. God invented it all but lets men discover it and take the credit ... for awhile. RB

Nov 21, 2014

99.99% Of Guns Are Lazy. Without Chicago, Detroit, D.C. & New Orleans, U.S. Is Fourth From The Bottom Of Murders

Common Sense Commentary: Why do the Liberal Politicians and News Media never tell the whole story, and the part they do tell is always slanted to the left. You will never read or hear a Liberals bring up the revealing fact of the paragraph, in red, below. RB

My Gun (From a friend)

Today I swung my front door wide open and placed my 
Remington 30.06 
in the doorway.  I left 6 cartridges beside it, then left it alone and went 
about my business.

While I was away from it, the mailman delivered my mail, the boy across
the street mowed the yard, a girl walked her dog past my driveway, and a
number of cars stopped at the stop sign near the front of our house.

After about an hour, I checked on my gun. It was still sitting right where
I left it.  It hadn't moved itself outside. It hadn't killed anyone, even with
the numerous opportunities it had been presented to do so.
In fact, it hadn't even loaded itself!

Well! You can imagine my surprise, with all the hype by the Left and
the Media about how dangerous guns are and how they kill people!!

Either the media is wrong or I'm in possession of the laziest gun in the

The United States is 3rd in Murders throughout the World.  But take out
Chicago, Detroit, Washington DC and New Orleans, the United States is
4th from the bottom for Murders!! These 4 Cities also have the toughest 
Gun Control Laws in the United States. ALL 4 are controlled by Democrats.  
It would be absurd to draw any conclusions from this data - right?

Well, I'm off to check on my spoons. I hear they're making people fat.

Nov 19, 2014

They Hide The Cross And Muslims Bow Toward Mecca ... In The U.S. National "Christian" Cathedral

Common Sense Commentary: Another sign of the times of the coming one world church composed of all religions, but without Jesus Christ, without a Savior, without the Holy Bible, without the Holy Spirit or Jehovah God but overseen by the Anti-Christ and False Prophet. The world's religions are rapidly being swept together under one god ... the outcast Lucifer (Satan) who sought to depose God and reign in His stead ... on God's throne once before ... and failed. He will soon succeed in establishing a worldly throne and ruling over a Tribulation Kingdom for seven years and then be cast into outer darkness again while Jesus Christ reigns on earth in His Millennial Kingdom for a thousand years. After that ... Lucifer will arise again and immediately be cast into the Lake of Fire for all of eternity.

The impossible happens again ... Another Evil miracle. RB

Franklin Graham Slams Muslim 
Service at National Cathedral 

Monday, 17 Nov 2014 05:13 PM
By John Blosser - News Max

The Rev. Franklin Graham, son of "America's Preacher" the Rev. Billy Graham, has slammed the Washington National Cathedral for allowing Muslims to hold their first prayer service there Friday.

On his Facebook account, Graham wrote, "Tomorrow, the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. — one of the most prominent Episcopal churches in America — will host a Muslim prayer service to Allah.

"It’s sad to see a church open its doors to the worship of anything other than the One True God of the Bible who sent His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to earth to save us from our sins. Special: Does Obama Belong to This Secret Society? (Shocking) Story continues below video.

"Jesus was clear when He said, "I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me" (John 14:6)."

The Muslim prayer service, called a "Jummah" or Friday call to prayer, was hosted by Ebrahim Rasool, the South African ambassador to the U.S., who is Muslim, and the Rev. Canon Gina Campbell, pastor of the cathedral, in cooperation with the All Dulles Area Muslim Society, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islamic Society of North America, Muslim Public Affairs Council and The Nation's Mosque, Christian Today reported. Special: Colon Cancer Warning Signs: If You Have Any of These . . . Muslims, in two separate groups, men and women, doffed their shoes, spread their prayer rugs facing east toward Mecca, turning their backs on the crucifix in front of the chapel, knelt and prayed. The Rev. Campbell said the cathedral was a "place of prayer for all people," adding, "Let us stretch our hearts and let us seek to deepen mercy for we worship the same God."

However, the Rev. Graham disagreed strongly, as did Christine Weick, 50, from Michigan, who rose in the midst of the prayer service and shouted, "Jesus Christ died on that cross. He is the reason we are to worship only Him. Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. We have built … allowed you your mosques in this country. Why don’t you worship in your mosques and leave our churches alone? We are a country founded on Christian principles."

She was escorted from the cathedral and turned over to police, who took her outside and let her go without charges.

The Rev. Gary Hall, dean of the cathedral, told the Washington Times, "If we could inspire those of us who are not extremists to find a way to be together … we could begin to build something that will bless us, bless our children, bless all the people on the earth."

The Rev. Campbell told the Times, "We here at the cathedral have embraced a steep challenge to grow in our identity as a house for people. This prayer marks a historic moment. This prayer symbolizes a grand hope for our community. As we get to know each other, more bridges are built and there is less room for hate and prejudice to come between us."

Nov 18, 2014

America's "Most Trusted" Heros... Or Villians ???

Common Sense Commentary:

A Poll was taken by Reader's Digest which was, indeed, very "revealing" to all Americans and "shocking" to most. It revealed that Actors, TV Personalities, Billionaires, Nobel Prize Winners, Doctors, Athletes, Politicians and even Jimmy Carter, Hillary, Michelle/Barack Obama beat out Billy Graham as the "Most Trusted American" ... by Americans.

The Reader's Digest commissioned the poll which they declared "Revealing, Hopeful and Shocking" in their June 2013 issue. "Revealing and Shocking", yes, but "Hopeful" .... not even a little bit.  The four "Most Trusted" of the top 100 were actors, as were ten or twelve others farther down the list. Lesbian, Ellen Degeneres, #19 barely edged out Michelle Obama who was #20. Jimmy Carter, #24, beat out Hillary at who was #51. Even Whoopi Goldberg, Opra Winfrey and Barack Obama beat Billy Graham as "Most Trusted" American. Well, at least Billy was 2 points ahead of Pat Sajak. Billy was #67 of the top 100, the only one on the list known for his Christian faith. There were at least four Muslims ahead of him on the list. So, what does this poll say about our so-called "Christian America"? The most obvious thing is that American Christians, real ones, are no longer a majority .... if they ever were.

There are more anti-heros on that list of "Most Trusted" than true heros. Why are Barbara Walters, Johnny Depp, Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Muhammad Ali more trusted than the elderly Billy Graham? We aren't talking here about vocational or material success, fame or power. The poll was, "Who do you most trust". Trust is about honesty, dependability and character issues not fame, fortune or power. But evidently the average American doesn't even know what those things are. There is no segment of the American population more immoral than Hollywood unless it is prostitutes and drug pushers ... and yet Hollywood personalities are the top four most trusted. It doesn't say much for preachers when there is only one, at #67 of the top 100.

Is America still a "Christian Nation"? Not according to this poll. We Christians, specifically real ones, have about as much popularity in America as "righteous" Lot had in Sodom. But wasn't that also true about Jesus and his Apostles and disciples? So it isn't really a new development. Actually, its always been that way and will be until the end of time.... which may not be that far away. Who would your picks be? RB

Nov 17, 2014

Diversity Gone Berserk And Logic Gone To Hades

Common Sense Commentary: So the Muslims want rights in America which they do not give Christians in Muslim nations. Instead, the Muslim nations give Christians intolerance, persecution, hatred, death and even much higher taxation than Muslims pay in the same income bracket. Muslims in America want rights that other religions, like Buddists, Taoism, Shintoism, Sikhism, Tenrikyo, Baha'i, Zorasstrianism and a hundred other religions do not have in America, and have not demanded. This nation was founded by Christians, the laws written by Christians and it was built primarily by Christians. Because of the freedoms built into our "Christian" Constitution, Jews have, for many years, chosen America as an escape destination from persecution and have embraced it as their home country and contributed in its success. Whereas, Muslims come here to get government aid and to change everything about our country including its history, laws and faith.

Diversity gone berserk bans all vestiges of religious heritage – sometimes even with the help of professing Christians.

From The
Washington Times
by Robert Knight

What's your reaction to the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, hosting its first Muslim service last Friday? Misapplication of 'tolerance' Totally out of line with the Bible Consistent with current Episcopal teaching In a word: blasphemous No big deal Vote View Results After decades of chipping away at America's Christian heritage, the liberal enforcers of "equality" and "tolerance" are more open about the brave new future they envision: It's their way or nobody's way.

They have willing accomplices in Americans who fold at the slightest challenge.

Confronted with Muslim demands for equal status with Christian and Jewish holidays, the school board in Montgomery County, Md., voted 7-1 on Nov. 11 to do away with acknowledging all religious-themed holidays.

Schoolchildren will get vacations at Christmas and Easter, and days off for Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah. However, as with the evil Lord "He-who-must-not-be-named" Voldemort in the "Harry Potter" books, the holidays shall go unnamed on school calendars, replaced by Winter Break, Spring Break and days with "no school for students and teachers."

Explaining the cultural cleansing, school board member Rebecca Smondrowski said, "It is about equity. I made the motion because if we are closing for operational reasons, then there should be no need to make reference to religion."

So, even though Christmas is the reason for the December closing, everyone is now supposed to pretend that it's merely for "operational" purposes. One hundred percent of staff and students coincidentally just happen to be absent during Christmas week.

The nonsense began because Montgomery County has a small but growing Muslim population, and activists pressured the schools to recognize Eid al-Adha, which this year fell on Oct. 4. The holiday comes at the end of the hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.

Last year, Muslim leaders asked parents to keep their children home from school on Eid al-Adha to persuade officials to give it equal status with Christian and Jewish holidays. Absences increased only slightly from a comparable day the previous week.

Undeterred, Muslim leaders tried again, triggering the erasure of all religious holidays. Ironically, the leaders decried the outcome, saying they did not intend to scrub the school calendar of all religious references. "They have alienated other communities now, and we are no closer to equality," said Saqib Ali, co-chairman of the Equality for Eid Coalition. "It's a pretty drastic step."

Maybe not so drastic. Liberal, multicultural activists, often aided by the American Civil Liberties Union, have turned Christmas season into a cultural clash, railing against public Nativity displays and even what they euphemistically call "holiday trees." Some schools have not only banned Christmas carols in "Winter" concerts, but even banished red and green napkins lest they evoke the "holiday-that-must-not-be-named."

It's all part of the one-size, lockstep "tolerance" that destroys real diversity.

In Albany, NY, the state Division of Human Rights fined a Christian couple $13,000 last week for declining to host a lesbian ceremony at the farm where they hold weddings. As a wire story put it, "the state ruling left them with two options — to host everyone or nobody." As with the Christian cupcake shop owners in Oregon who declined to bake a cake for a faux wedding, they chose nobody, and shut down the venue.

In Ocean Grove, NJ, after refusing to allow a lesbian ceremony at the seaside pavilion where they hosted weddings, a Methodist group in 2007 lost the tax-exempt status for the pavilion. So they now host weddings for — nobody.

In the "everyone or nobody" conflict, "nobody" usually wins — except the cultural cleansers.

At Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs, Christian students who gathered during a free study period to pray and sing hymns were told in September that they were violating the chimerical "constitutional separation of church and state."

The students are fighting back with the help of the Alliance Defending Freedom, which notes in a lawsuit filed on Nov. 6 that the school says the students can talk about anything they want — except religion. Such "viewpoint discrimination" violates both freedom of speech and freedom of association, the suit says.

Sometimes, Christians themselves surrender the high ground of their own beliefs.

At the National Cathedral in Washington, DC, the Episcopal Church announced that the historic edifice was to host its first Muslim service on Friday. That's right. The symbol of America's Christian heritage in the nation's capital, which earlier turned the nave into a yoga center, was to ring with homages to Allah.

Planners call it "a powerful symbolic gesture," and hope it will inspire more religious tolerance around the world. You know, like those "coexist" bumper stickers that imply all religions are equally intolerant and need to get, like, tolerant.

The cathedral is, indeed, sending a powerful message — of weakness. Many Muslims will see it as akin to raising their flag over a conquered enemy. Ever since Muhammad launched jihad in the 7th century, victorious Muslims have made a point of erecting mosques on the site of synagogues or churches, or converting grand church buildings into mosques, such as the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (now Istanbul).

This is one reason many people were apoplectic when plans were announced for a mosque near ground zero in New York, the site of Muslim militants' greatest victory over the Great Satan America.

In the brave new world of tolerance, only Christians and sometimes Jews are told to be silent, to celebrate sin, or even to host worship of what Christians and Jews for centuries have regarded as a false god.

Robert Knight is a senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union. This column first appeared in The Washington Times.

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God's Prognosis Of Cause And Course Of An Outcome

Common Sense Commentary: The Greek word "prognosis", translated "foreknowledge",  is used twice in the New Testament. It is first used in reference to the crucifixion of Jesus and second in reference to the salvation of believers. Here are the two verses....

Acts 2:23   Him (Jesus), being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: 

 1 Peter 1:2   Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied. 

So, the question is, what does the word "foreknowledge" mean? The obvious answer is, "to know before".  Now the question is, is "foreknowledge"  an accurate translation of the Greek word "prognosis"? To discover that we must dissect the Greek word "prognosis". It derives its meaning from the Greek pro + gignoskein which means "to know before", a forecast or prediction of future events. A prophecy of what will happen. This word, prognosis, does not determine the event or condition, it simply forecasts the event by knowledge and observation of symptoms, facts or conditions.  The condition, or event, determines the forecast, not visa versa. So a prognosis is a forecast of the cause and course of a disease, health condition or event. The Physician does not cause the disease. Neither does he cause the course of the disease. He simply studies the patient's own symptoms and by his observation and knowledge knows where it will end and gives his prognosis to the patient, in whom the condition abides .... through no fault of the doctor. He simply knows what is and will be. Fore-knowledge  (prognosis) of salvation is another way of saying PRE-destination . If God foreknows the future and thus gives a prognostication or prognosis of someone's salvation, based on that foreknowledge, it will be and is destined before it happens. Foreknowledge IS Predestination. RB

Be is also understood that God not only foreknows every single thing which we will think, decide upon, say and do, but He also foreknew the millions of things He Himself has done, is doing and will do.  He has all knowledge about us. Himself and everything else, past, present and future... before time began.  RB

Nov 15, 2014

So What Is This Unborn Baby Smiling About

Does he know something the atheist and abortionist doesn't?

Common Sense Commentary: Wouldn't you smile if your creator impressed these thoughts upon your pure, untainted little brain while still in your mother's warm and safe hiding place nearest her loving heart? "....Thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought ..... Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!" Psalms 139:13-17.

Baby captured smiling in 

the womb by ultrasound

From the U.K.  "Telegraph"

Four dimensional scans show that Leo David Hargreaves, five months, has been smiling since before he was born, and he hasn't stopped since

A 4D ultrasound scan of Leo Hargreaves
 Photo: MEN Syndication
Little bundle of joy Leo David Hargreaves
could just be the cheeriest baby in the
country, according to his parents.
Not only does the five month-old smile all
the time, he’s been smiling since before
he was born.
A 4D ultrasound scan, taken when Leo’s
mother, Amy ...., was 31 weeks’ pregnant,
clearly shows him grinning from ear-to-ear.

Nov 14, 2014

Where Did The Arabs Come From ?

Common Sense Commentary: Here is the early history of both the Jews and the Arabs from Genesis 16. Their beginnings  were in the same generation, with the same originating father, Abraham. The Jews religion, Judaism, dates back to Abraham's God. The Arabs "religion" only dates back to Mohammad, 600 years after Christ's birth into this world. So Judaism is over 2500 years older than the Arab's religion, Islam, and Christianity is over 600 years older than Islam ...(Muhammadanism)

Now Sarai Abram's wife bare him no children: and she had an handmaid, an Egyptian, whose name was Hagar..... Uh Oh !  And Sarai said unto Abram, Behold now, the LORD hath restrained me from bearing: I pray thee, go in unto my maid; it may be that I may obtain children by her. And Abram hearkened to the voice of Sarai. It didn't take much persuading. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. This is the first complication of their doubting God ... but not the worst. Because of this sin there would be thousands of years of conflict, tens of thousands of deaths and many wars between the Jews, descendants of Isaac and the Arabs, descendants of Ishmael, the two sons of Abraham by two different mothers.
And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee.... So why did Sarai put the blame on Abraham? Because he was the man and the leader of the home according to God's order of authority in the home. Abraham had the primary guilt. And when Sarai dealt hardly with (Hagar), she fled from her face ..... And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands..... And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.  That "multitude" has grown to well over one billion descendants of Ishmael. Because of persecution against the Jews, and their life-style, their numbers are far less world-wide. In the state of Israel the population is only 75% Jewish or a bit over 6 million. Most of the other 25% of their population are Arabs who are also Muslims. This fact is a huge national security intelligence gap from within. The 6 million Jews in Israel are less than 2% of the over one billion Islamists surrounding them plus another 1.6 million Islamists within Israel. All of that is the result of Abraham's and Sarai's sin of not trusting God to give them a son through Sarai and the committing of adultery with Hagar.

And the angel of the LORD said unto her (Hagar), Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael .... And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren....  And Hagar bare Abram a son: and Abram called his son's name, which Hagar bare, Ishmael. 
And that is exactly the internal situation still existing in Israel and among the surrounding Islamists, in the Middle East, today. Talk about consequences and fulfillment of Scripture ... There is is!!! RB


Nov 13, 2014

Happiness Is A Choice ... A Decision ... A Commitment

Common Sense Commentary: A close and honest observation of the lives of famous and infamous men and women will reveal a very sobering fact. Nothing, in this world, will make you peacefully and truly happy. Whether it be power, fame, wealth, health, marriage, children, friends,  accomplishments, beauty,     possessions, physique or religion. The peace and hope and faith in Jesus, which result in happiness, are its only source. People can be briefly or temporarily happy without Jesus. They can laugh, smile, speak confidently and pretend to be happy... and be convincing; but only a close relationship with Jesus Christ will bring true and permanent happiness. All other mirages of happiness are, in fact, at best, brief and fleeting emotion. RB

Example: An Arab Emir

ABD AL-RAHMAN III was an emir 
and caliph of C√≥rdoba in 10th-century
 Spain. He was an absolute ruler who 
lived in complete luxury. Here’s how 
he assessed his life:
“I have now reigned above 50 years 
in victory or peace; beloved by my 
subjects, dreaded by my enemies, 
and respected by my allies. Riches 
and honors, power and pleasure, 
have waited on my call, nor does any 
earthly blessing appear to have been 
wanting to my felicity.”
Fame, riches and pleasure beyond 
imagination. Sound great? He went 
on to write:
“I have diligently numbered the 
days of pure and genuine 
happiness which have fallen to 
my lot: They amount to 14.”

The Suffering Job, who had lost everything, revealed a key to happiness:
"Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty." Job 5:17

The Psalmist, David, put it in more specific terms:
"Happy ... is that people, whose God is the LORD." Psm.144:15. 

King Solomon, the wisest of men, emphasized obedience as a key:
"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law (of God)happy is he." Prov.29:18. 

And Jesus, Himself, made it even more clear:
"For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.  If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them." Jn. 13:15 & 17. 

If you miss out on all else or lose everything, Put your faith in Jesus. RB

Nov 11, 2014

ObamaCare Counted On "Stupidity Of American Voter" Says It's Creator.

Common Sense Commentary: The constant, dishonest, magnitude of utterly treacherous, craven, misguided and false hearted fraud the Obama Presidency has crammed down the throats of the American people, is without precedent in this country. Yes, it has happened in other nations, but never in the United States of America. I am beginning to wonder if this man is right in his conclusion about "the stupidity of the American voter". Obama was not once, but twice elected.
That fact would lead one to believe that Hillary will be our next President unless Christians wake up and put a stop to this chicanery.  RB

ObamaCare architect says lack of transparency helped law pass, cites 'stupidity of the American voter' 

The Daily Caller By Patrick Howley Published November 11, 2014

NOW PLAYING ObamaCare architect admits 'lack of transparency' strategy Never autoplay videos ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber said that lack of transparency was a major part of getting ObamaCare passed, and that it was written in such a way as to take advantage of "the stupidity of the American voter."

Gruber, the MIT professor who served as a technical consultant to the Obama administration during ObamaCare’s design, also made clear during a panel quietly captured on video that the individual mandate, which was only upheld by the Supreme Court because it was a tax, was not actually a tax.

“This bill was written in a tortured way to make sure CBO did not score the mandate as taxes. If CBO scored the mandate as taxes, the bill dies. Okay, so it’s written to do that.  In terms of risk-rated subsidies, if you had a law which said that healthy people are going to pay in – you made explicit healthy people pay in and sick people get money, it would not have passed… Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage. And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass… Look, I wish Mark was right that we could make it all transparent, but I’d rather have this law than not.”

And, from Forbes Magazine's Staff  Reporter Avik Roy:

ACA Architect: 'The Stupidity Of 
The American Voter' Led Us To Hide 
Obamacare's True Costs From The Public

Avik Roy , Forbes Staff

You’ve got to hand it to MIT economist Jonathan Gruber. The guy dubbed the “Obamacare architect” is a viral YouTube sensation. A few months back, he was caught on tape admitting that Obamacare doesn’t provide subsidies for federally-run insurance exchanges; it’s now the topic of a new case before the Supreme Court. Today, new video surfaced in which Gruber said that “the stupidity of the American voter” made it important for him and Democrats to hide Obamacare’s true costs from the public. “That was really, really critical for the thing to pass,” said Gruber. “But I’d rather have this law than not.” In other words, the ends—imposing Obamacare upon the public—justified the means.
Believe it or not ...RB

[The video was from an Oct. 17, 2013 event hosted by the University of Pennsylvania.]

New Texas Governor Greg Abbot Stands Up To Obama

Common Sense Commentary: Step forward, Texas, lead the way, and true, patriotic, Constitutional Americans will follow. Lawlessness must be stopped even if it is the President of the our Nation. RB

From The
Conservative Tribune 

BREAKING NEWS: Texas Just Made a Huge Announcement… The Resistance Is Starting There’s nothing quiet about Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott’s transition from his current Attorney General post to the the state’s top executive office.

In a flourish that showcased his conservative principles, duty to his current office, and freshly minted referendum from the people of the Lone Star State, Abbott threw down the gauntlet to Obama on executive action regarding amnesty. (H/T: BizPacReview) Interviewed on Fox News Monday, Abbott said Texas will sue the Obama administration if the president tries to overstep the bounds of his executive power and interfere in immigration and naturalization issues. “If the president crosses the line he’s going to see an overwhelming rejection of what he’s trying to do, so he better not overstep,” Abbott said, adding, “if he does, for one of course we’ll be involved with another lawsuit against him but [for] another you can expect quite a strong pushback [from the people].” Abbott, and sitting governor Ricky Perry, face a difficult situation in the border state of Texas, made all the harder by the Obama administration’s utter refusal to enforce the law of the land. But Obama can’t leave bad enough alone, and instead of simply being a non-actor who refuses to enforce the law, the president is determined to actually promote additional illegal immigration, approving programs that attract illegals and working on programs that will allow those illegals to stay once they get here. Obama’s entire flawed worldview manifests in the illegals/amnesty issue. He has no respect for the rule of law. He doesn’t care about Americans. He wants to redistribute American wealth. And he believes his ideas are more important than those of the people he works for. He is completely self-centered and self-deluded.

Nov 10, 2014

At Last, A Moment Of Truth In A Dungeon Of Government Lies

Common Sense Commentary: It is commonly said, "Ignorance is bliss". But that sweet, blissful moment in ignorance of the TRUTH, has cost millions of human beings the price of bondage, slavery and death. For that is where ignorance leads. Its opposite, in the words of Jesus, "...The truth shall make you free". John 8:32.  So it is also true that ignorance shall make slaves.

In the 1930's, and early 40's, the European Jews did not dream that anything like the Holocaust could ever happen. The Nazis did not warn them and the average German refused to believe the whispered rumors that Jews were being exterminated. The few Jews who anticipated it, sold out and moved out of Germany. Even fewer moved far enough away and were rounded up when the Nazi occupiers over-ran France, Belgium, Poland and other surrounding nations. The newspapers and news broadcasters were not allowed to warn the Jews to leave wherever they were living in Europe. What really happened in those days, in Europe, did not show up in news reports until after the war. The truth is, that few news stories are anywhere near accurate anyway. If you don't believe that, experience a news worthy event, in person, and then read about it in the paper the next day. Usually, you won't recognize it as the same event you experienced. I have been reported on, in newspapers, many times, in the past .... never more than 50% accurately.

While German newspapers were reporting that many Jews were leaving Germany for other countries, Adolph Eichmann and his henchmen were loading "Last Trip Trains" with thousands of Jews ... to be worked to death in Nazi concentration camps or burned in the ovens of Auschwitz, Treblinka, Solibor, Belzek and hundreds of lesser known death camps. Nazi commanders were beguilingly encouraging those Jews ... "Quickly now, my friends, we must hurry" ... "The Russians are advancing on our Eastern front; we must escape them" ... "I must apologize for the hasty way we brought you under our protection" ... and a thousand other such lies ... which those poor Jews believed, or at least hoped was true. They could not comprehend their horrific, inhumane fate at the hands of the German authorities ... but it happened. Even the Allies could not comprehend 6,000,000 Jews being exterminated by German government authorities. But it happened. The truth was denied, covered up by the Nazis and German news media. That sad few years of evil, wanton atrocities was just too unbelievable, in the civilized minds of people, to believe credible. But it happened ... Visit the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem and see the walls of innumerable, horrifying pictures of it .... Our own General Eisenhower had thousands of those pictures made as a matter of historical record. It happened then and it could very well happen again ... in any country, including our own. Keep speaking out, and keep voting ... before even the hallowed ballot boxes are all corrupted as in Chicago and Detroit.  It is a fact that if every Christian voted in our U.S. elections, it would be enough to preserve our constitutional freedoms. RB

Nov 7, 2014

On Veteran's Day ... A Call To America To Return To Our Roots And To Our God

Watch this video and then read the blog, followed by another video.

Common Sense Commentary: God has a word for everyone, for every occasion, including entire nations. The following verses, from Deuteronomy, were spoken to Israel 3465 years ago when they went astray from worshiping and following Him. They are timeless words of correction, and apply to every people and nation which turns away from their Creator and Savior. It is worse to know God and then turn from Him than never to have known Him at all. This is how God deals with such people and such nations and this is how He is dealing with America ... right now.  His method of dealing with nations has not changed. RB

Deuteronomy 30:1&15:
"And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee ....  "See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil...." 

Deut. 32:1-35:
"Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth..... They have corrupted themselves ... they are a perverse and crooked generation. Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee? Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee. When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance ... he set the bounds of the people .... For the LORD'S portion is his people .... As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings ....So the LORD alone did lead .... But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger....They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.... Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.... And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters. And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith. They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities .... For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth .... I will heap mischiefs upon them .... They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction .... The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.... For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them ....O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!....For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter .... To  me belongeth  vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. Deut. 32:1-35.

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:17.

"We are Americans" short video:

Nov 6, 2014

Meet Saria Blair, New West Virginia Lawmaker ... An 18 Year Old Conservative

Common Sense Commentary: This 18 year old, young American, is amazingly mature and well spoken to be so young. Besides that she is intelligent enough to have chosen Conservatism over Liberalism as her political ideal. In fact, she is so smart and balanced that I am going to claim kin to her, since we have the same last name, even though I have never heard of her before today. Here she is, ladies and gentlemen .... Lawmaker for the state of West Virginia ... Saira Blair.... God bless you Saira. RB

America's youngest state lawmaker speaks out

Nov 5, 2014

Old Glory Still Waves Atop The Tallest Flagpole In The World But....

Now, with a Republican Senate and House, the Republicans will get to share the blame of President Obama's last six years of setting our country up for a huge fall. Even so, maybe they can put a stop to any additional destructive Executive Orders and other unconstitutional actions. If they don't, they will deserve some of Obama's blame and Hillary will probably be our next President. Like the majority of Americans wanted a black president, in hopes he would do better than some white guy, now, in their frustration, they will probably elect Hillary in hopes of breaking the cycle of insanity... only to discover a deeper, darker form it.

Here is the biggest flag-waver in America...

Click here: Acuity Flagpole Project - mortenson

Nov 4, 2014

Tell Me Please, If Christians Do Not Speak Up For Christ And Truth... Who Will?

Common Sense Commentary:  I am not suggesting that we constantly insert ourselves in every conversation, talk over other people or dominate the conversation. But when we see or hear injustice, abuse, lying, or ridiculous statements about God's word or important truths, Christians should simply speak up with humility and respect to others.... but speak up. Ignorance will only spread like a disease and never be silenced without the application of the healing truth. Ignorance invariably leads to bondage. Truth is the only remedy for lies and ignorance.
"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32.  But how shall the lost world and the millions of voices of  ignorance and untruths hear the truth without a witness.  As a Christian and a lifetime student of God's word, the Bible, I believe my primary ministry is to speak, preach, teach and witness the gospel, truth, logic and reason that those in darkness might see the light and that other Christians might be moved to do the same......

And many of the brethren in the Lord, waxing confident by my bonds, are much more bold to speak the word without fear." Phil.1:14.

I received a note this week from a former member of the church I pastored for many years. This lady and her husband are Christians who have raised some fine children, built a successful business, worked hard and never quit. They love our country and go the extra mile for others. She writes of her desire to be a better spokesperson for Christ and the truth, in general. Maybe you can relate to her new motivation to be a faith witness and a vocal advocate of the truth ... in whatever area. Here is her note....

Just wanted you to know that you have inspired me to speak up and have courage….and to quit worrying whether I’m offending someone.  Of course, I know there is a way the Lord wants us to stand up for Him, I've never been an “in your face” sort of person.  But then, neither are you.  But, the time has come in my life to be a “Big Girl” and start defending my faith…because the so called Political Correctness police are rampant right now.  I wonder sometimes if the LORD stands over us shaking his head at the absolute absurdity of the world right now.  Thanks for letting me vent today. God Bless You!! 

And the LORD said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward: Ex. 14:15.  In this verse the LORD is telling Moses it's time to do something besides pray ... take action and speak up for the truth. Step out by faith, in front of the people, and lead them forward. 

I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them.... Ex.14:15. God's people had backslidden, gone astray and became negative and critical of God's commands and God's man. God did not tell Moses to get angry or abandon the people but to ""Speak unto them". Tell them the truth whether they like it or not. This is our calling also.

If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God.... 1 Pet.4:11. The word "oracle" means inspiration, revelation or word of God. In other words, speak with the authority of the scriptures, its principles and teachings... but speak.

Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour.... Eph.4:25. Stop going along with public policy, political party line, false doctrine, political correctness and socially acceptable blabber.
Speak up and tell the truth.

For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. Eph.6:20.  We are ambassadors of Christ. Our calling is to represent Him, speak for Him, be faithful to Him. Whatever people think of us.

Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds. That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speakCol.4:3-4. Let us pray for each other that we might be as the Apostle Paul ... "That God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak ...."

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  Speak plainly, simply but with sincerity and passion that the hearers might know this is what you truly believe with all your heart and want the truth to be known. Speak up .... or they may never know !!

And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word.... Acts 4:29.  Nothing will so influence the unbelieving, the heretic, the politically ignorant and the politically correct as the outspoken, passionate and sincere Christian witness.

Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace: Acts 18:9.

When you speak and give witness, think of Jesus not the person's reaction or what they think of you. You are, as a Christian, are God's ambassador in this world. Speak what He gives you to speak. RB