Sometimes it's easier not to reinvent the wheel, sharing what others have said instead when they've already done the work so well. I was intending on writing an article in which I would talk about much of the following in detail, including verifiable citations, but if a picture is worth a thousand words, what about a moving picture in which the words of certain "prophets" have been recorded for posterity?
There is going to be a lot of false prophets back-tracking, hedging, "spiritualizing" or otherwise retracting their lies and deceits in the coming days. If what they said wasn't 100% accurate as they originally said it, mark, avoid and do not fear them! Indeed, they are worthy of death (Deuteronomy 18:20-22), and should be grateful that under the new covenant of the blood until the Times of the Gentles be fulfilled, they are spared this.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Revelation 12:11
Late last week, I came to the point where I realized that I really don't know what's the best way to pray regarding our nation. The games being played by both factions of the "deep state" threaten to destroy our once great Republic and the final bastion of true liberty through the debasement of our de jure constitutional form of government, and it almost be taken from us. The events of these past several months alone show how close we are to the precipice of utter destruction and ruination, and that deservedly so.
Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou also be like unto him.
Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own conceit.
Most of the time I don't engage trolls: I simply ignore them and move along. I've never been a fan of the exchanging of the throwing of drinks in another's face, let alone the back lot brawl, as exciting as they may seem to be to some at the time. Dry cleaning and medical bills are expensive, and life insurance might not pay out—as if that's of any real concern to those of us who like to survive. Responding in kind to online trolling is much the same in my opinion, and I have no desire to waste my time in this manner. — "Answer not a fool…"
However, if there are points being made in a conversation that are demonstrably incorrect or deceptive, I'll address those points directly, refusing to return in kind their harassment, particularly personal (ad hominem) and "you too" (tu quoque) arguments, focusing on the issues and not the person. In my experience, this is usually the best and fastest way to discourage most trolling, and of course, there's always the option to mute or block them and delete their comments if they persist. — "Answer a fool…"
Who'd have thought that a 3,400 year old pair of seemingly contradictory proverbs could provide so much wisdom in our post-modern world? 😉
I see a lot of my United States residing friends, acquaintances and others chomping at the bit for a "new revolution", some openly calling for civil war if "their side" doesn't get their desired outcome in this election. Allegations of fraud, accusations of corruption and even calls for the execution of traitors are echoing through the land, with fingers pointing on all sides.
For those who profess faith in Jesus and are in either camp, I respectfully request that we consider this: Let's say that Continue reading Cry 'Havoc!', and let slip the dogs of war….
We're in perilous times. The events of this year have been disquieting, moreso than any that I can remember in my lifetime. We've experienced spiritual turbulence many times, but this is different—it's far more acutely pronounced and prolonged. The Powers That Be are working a deep magick ritual of Continue reading A Woman Rides the Beast
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God… Romans 3:24-25
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace… Ephesians 1:7
After many months of consideration and internal debate, I have deleted most of my personal social media accounts. There are several reasons for this, the primary of which is that I find that they are not conducive to my overall spiritual and mental health.
A friend asked in a post on their social media page, how can a person be a Christian and not support BLM.
I left the Republican Party in part for the same reasons that I'll never support the Democratic or Libertarian Parties (or the Constitutional, Green, Socialist, etc.)—they expect you to "fall in line" with the party platform and to support their candidates good, bad or indifferent, you know, for the "good of the party". Of course when election day rolls around, I'll vote for the candidates who I believe will do the least amount of damage to our civil body politic and constitutional form of government, quite often "holding my nose" as I do so, knowing full well how to horse trade. Continue reading Leaving Parties and Factions Behind
"The truth doesn't change just because you don't want to hear it." Oh, the irony of my friend posting this!
TL;DR: I have to vent for a moment. I'm sorry if what you're about to read is too much for you, and I'll invite you to please skip reading this post if you've had your fill of negativity for the time being—God knows I have, and I have to let off some steam. With this being said, on to my rant!