John and Doves,
Fay, when you are feeling angry at the world for its overflowing evil (as a
meditate on Psalm 73. David felt the same
"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
"Surely You set
them in slippery places; You cast them down to
"Oh, how they
are brought to desolation, as in a moment! They are utterly consumed with
"As a dream when
one awakes, So, Lord, when You awake, You shall despise their
does, "when You awake," mean?
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
Consider the following passages as
"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
marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of
"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
following verses tell of the Great White Throne Judgment of the
"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."
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
"haughty eyes, a
lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
"a heart that
devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to
"a false witness
who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among
many can you match to the evil men you mention, Fay? All, I should
comforted; God is in control.
[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
(13 Apr 2011)
Hi John and Doves,
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.