Michael Colunga (14 April 2011)
"To:  Fay, re:  your post, "Myra""

 
Hello, John and Doves,
 
Sister Fay, when you are feeling angry at the world for its overflowing evil (as a blocked sewer),
meditate on Psalm 73.  David felt the same way.
 
    "When I thought how to understand this, It was too painful for me—
    "Until I went into the sanctuary of God; Then I understood their end.
    "Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction.
    "Oh, how they are brought to desolation, as in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors.
    "As a dream when one awakes, So, Lord, when You awake, You shall despise their image."
                                                                            Psalm 73:16-20
What does, "when You awake," mean?
I think it means the following:
    "So it was, whenever the ark set out, that Moses said: 'Rise up, O LORD! Let Your enemies be scattered, And let those who hate You flee before You.' "  Numbers 10:35
 
Consider the following passages as well.
 
    "For many nations and great kings shall serve themselves of them also: and I will recompense them according to their deeds, and according to the works of their own hands."  Jeremiah 25:14
 
    "And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
    "Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."  2 Corinthians 11:14-15
 
[The following verses tell of the Great White Throne Judgment of the damned.]
    "And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
    "And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
    "Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
    "And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire."
                                                            Revelation 20:12-15
 
And just to be sure everyone knows exactly what He is talking about, God has spelled out for all time what he hates.  [This was done after the Egyptian fashion of writing, preserved by the wise King Solomon.]  So here goes:
    "There are six things that the LORD hates, seven that are an abomination to him:
    "haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
    "a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil,
    "a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers."
                                                                                Proverbs 6:16-19
 
How many can you match to the evil men you mention, Fay?  All, I should think.
Be comforted; God is in control.
 
For it is written,
[Jesus speaking to His disciples] "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
                                                                                                                    John 16:33
Amen!!
 
In HaShem,
Mike C.
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Fay (13 Apr 2011)
"Myra"


Hi John and Doves,
 
Myra, your post:- http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/apr2011/myra412-1.htm
 
Your instincts are operating. Your discernment is intact. I have been in sales for much of my working life. I have been trained to tune in to the customer - mimic their body language and echo their views. It's a sure fire winner. If one wants to win the affections and allegiance of anyone - just take on their mantle. It makes everybody comfortable and ensures the sale. Simple psychology.
 
My only sister became a Jehovah's Witness about 15 years ago. She coerced me into studying with them. My faith was 'there' but was not on solid ground. I got sucked in for a short time, but prayed, earnestly, for the LORD to guide me to the truth. Which, of course, He did. If you are unaware of what the JW's believe, a quick answer is that they believe that Jesus is a 'created being' and that there is no such thing as the Trinity. Total blasphemy. They've changed the scriptures to suit their beliefs. I'll give you 2 classic examples: John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the word was God (the truthful translation from the Greek). The JW bible renders it thus: 'In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was a god (small 'g'). 2nd Example: - (when our LORD Jesus was dying on the Cross and the thief asked Him about His Kingdom) Luke 23:42 Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom". Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise". The JW version reads:- "I tell you the truth today, you will be with me in paradise", Do you see the subtle comma change? They changed it so that it reads that 'one day - in the future - the thief would be with Jesus in paradise. But, certainly not that exact same day. There's a world of difference. The bizarre thing about all of this nonsense is that my sister (and all her JW team members) will insist that they are 'Christians'. Not only that - they insist that they are the real Christians!! Christians??? - my left nostril! They even had the cheek to tell me that I was guilty of 'blood guilt' when I informed them that I would no longer be studying with them.
 
As has been stated before (ad nauseam) Glenn Beck is just fab when he sticks to politics. But - I will not stand for the Name of our Beloved Saviour being used for nefarious and selfish, ambitious purposes. Our LORD's Name is not a play thing. It is not a political tool. Either stick to his Mormonism and take the risk of alienating Christian America, or stay out of our LORD's territory altogether. Do not call yourself a 'Christian' when your beliefs are far from it. No matter how ' pleasing' your political stance is. This is a 'salesman' tactic. When the Beck fans have the courage the call him out on his beliefs and we get clarity on this, I will remain vehemently opposed to him using our LORD's precious, precious Name. This is not a game. There are souls at stake.
 
YSIC
 
Fay