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Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is right, we should stop listening to their band

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Green Days Billie Joe Armstrong is right we should stop listening to their band

The entertainment and arts community, regardless if its high culture or low culture, has been known to throw logic aside and let their creative side of their brains run wild. This is why so many of them not only rebel against God’s Law but vote for people who are more or less like them. This includes the most unstable people that they should be locked in a padded room for their own safety and for the safety of others (Joan Crawford anyone?). Yet they are allowed to roam free. These are the people who follow their own bliss and do whatever feels good and try to work so hard to be good but yet at the same time commit their sins for their own personal pleasure.

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is no exception. Armstrong is a progressive radical who has supported Barack Obama twice in the 2008 and 2012 elections. He supported open socialist Bernie Sanders and then supported Hillary Clinton once Sanders lost the nomination. Armstrong also came out as bisexual and clams to be born that way. Discussing the song “Coming Clean; “It was a song about questioning myself. There are these other feelings you may have about the same sex, the opposite sex, especially being in Berkeley and San Francisco then. People are acting out what they’re feeling: gay, bisexual, transgender, whatever. And that opens up something in society that becomes more acceptable. Now we have gay marriage becoming recognized… I think it’s a process of discovery. I was willing to try anything.”

Sounds like Armstrong is another great progressive radical that would make Saul Alinksy, Norm Chomsky, and Howard Zinn proud. I don’t try to impose on conservatives, federalists, or even Trump supporters that like Green Day. After all, I am so hard on Contemporary Christian Music these days and Roger Waters himself as an admitted socialist (and I am a fan of Pink Floyd), but Armstrong is making that decision for us.

It seems that he would rather take the side of a North Korean tyrant who murders his own people and would allow him to drop missiles on America and not be punished for it should ‘Fat Boy’ try to do it. Armstrong has a right to speak out against President Trump by any means, but the way he reacted to a fan tweet is quite reviling when the fan said that people have a right to support Trump and that Billie Joe does not have the power to change minds.

I will not repeat what Armstrong said (you can read the NME.com piece), but hey he does not want people that are not like him and think like him to buy his records and/or be fans. One thing about socialists, they want them to conform to their image, even a rock star with little or no power. Be glad that Armstrong does not have that power or he too would be killing those not made in his image.

I never really liked Green Day. If I knew what the lyrics in “Longview” were, I might have turned out the song while listening to a broadcast of “Casey’s (Kasem) Top 40” from July 16, 1994. That did not help while walking to Church (not fooling), although the full six minutes of U2’s “All I Want Is You” was played at the very beginning. Hey, that had some traction on Top 40 radio according to late Radio & Records trade newspaper, and so did “Longview” which made a blunt reference to having sex with yourself. I think we are all guilty of that. At least “Blister In The Sun” (Violent Femmes) was more creative and fun about that topic or so we heard.

Keep in mind that Armstrong is from the San Francisco area of California, just as he said in the quote that I highlighted. They gave us the likes of Mayor Harvey Milk who was not openly gay but also was found out to be a pedophile and then some. No big deal, just personal gratification, and following personal bliss, regardless of who gets hurt (and not caring about it). Just a bunch of adults who are childish I say. Now California has become the progressive utopia that the likes of Armstrong should be proud of.

 

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  1. JOSHUA M RICKERT

    January 23, 2018 at 12:21 am

    You’re an idiot. Love ya Billie Joe. #stillbreathing

  2. Your Mother

    January 24, 2018 at 12:35 am

    this journalist is an asshole and fascist

    • Don McCullen

      January 24, 2018 at 3:54 pm

      Giovanni Gentile is the true fascist. Hey, I am the one that is not supposed to buy a Green Day record.

  3. R. Duy

    January 24, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    “It seems that he would rather take the side of a North Korean tyrant who murders his own people and would allow him to drop missiles on America and not be punished for it should ‘Fat Boy’ try to do it.” Not supporting Trump does not automatically mean one supports N. Korea. If Trumps fire and fury is met with further fire and fury from N. Korea then you have yourselves a war. One could just as easily speculate that you are condoning war.

    • Don McCullen

      January 24, 2018 at 3:57 pm

      Perhaps, but I can prove that most progressives sympathize with our sworn enemies. They wish they could be just like them and impose their will on most of us here in America.

      On the other hand, if someone like Obama was forced to the do the right thing, someone like Billie Joe who is cultishly loyal to the Democrat Party and might say otherwise…or maybe call him out on it.

  4. Elle

    January 24, 2018 at 9:38 pm

    This author sounds like someone who voted for trump. While Billie Joe is definitely creative and free spirited, he is no fool. He knew who he wanted to represent America and why. Just because he has a different perspective than others does not mean his idealisms are ‘wrong’. Honestly this article became bias when an ‘I’ was presented.

    • Don McCullen

      January 26, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      I may have voted for Trump, but you actually follow this site, we have other writers that don’t like Trump and have serious doubts about him. David Leech is a classic example of this. We are also supportive of replacing the Republican Party with a Federalist Party. Not necessary “Right Wing Christian” as the progressives tell you.

  5. LaughingClock

    January 25, 2018 at 2:20 am

    It’s funny that I love all the things you hate about the band. I enjoy you hating Billie Joe and by the looks of it you don’t have a Blister in the Sun, you have a Deep Gashing Wound in a Supernova.

    • Don McCullen

      January 26, 2018 at 5:35 pm

      LaughingClock, its Billie Joe that does not want me as a fan? Get It??!! Man some of you actually worship him. But that is why certain musicians and singers are called idols.

  6. SteChatte

    January 30, 2018 at 10:16 am

    I couldn’t care less about what some effeminate fake-punk rocker (current or has-been) thinks about anything. Furthermore, this he-she is famous for his-her 90s crap, and the 90s just universally sucked for rock/alt music–all so monotonous and full of awkward rage. Don’t even get me started about the musical weakness of 3-pieces. My millennial daughter–at age 5!–liked this band, I assume, because of it’s banal, ubiquitous, nursery rhyme sophistication. Still I’ll never understand why millennials embraced so much angst in their formative years. I mean, they’ve had everything handed to them. Oh, yeah, puzzle solved…sigh.

    • Don McCullen

      January 31, 2018 at 12:40 pm

      Finally some common sense. But hey SteChatte, he gave me material to write about. I feel you, however.

    • iLoveGreenDay

      February 17, 2018 at 9:15 am

      You sound so homophobic!!

      • Don McCullen

        February 17, 2018 at 8:33 pm

        I like Barry Manilow. He is gay

        I like Johnny Mathis. He too is gay.

        So quit your worship of Billie Joe jerk.

  7. Trina

    August 4, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Billie Joe Armstrong is vile. He kisses underage boys and girls on stage at his concerts (don’t believe me? Google Image search for “Billie Joe Armstrong kissing fan”. He makes sick “jokes” about raping little boys: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf0uUk0O1rA
    So yup. You’re right about him.

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2 Thessalonians 3:5 – ‘patient waiting for Christ’

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2 Thessalonians 3:5 patient waiting for Christ

And the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ. – 2 Thessalonians 3:5 (KJV)

This is a very straightforward verse, but with a subtle undertone that must be understood. We are flawed creatures who cannot do well nor even have faith in God without God’s intervention. In verse 2 and 3, it is clear that men have no faith but the Lord is faithful. That is why He directs our hearts to love Him and gives us patience to carry on until Christ’s return. Even faith requires what God has put in our hearts.

This should be comforting, especially to those who are unsure whether or not they truly have faith. The faith we have is not our own but given to us by God. If it is given to us by Him, we can be certain it will be true.

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The biggest threat to Christians is the teaching of a pre-tribulation rapture

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The biggest threat to Christians is the teaching of a pre-tribulation rapture

In many scriptures of the Bible, there is a “falling away” or discussion of great deceptions that are coming to the world. It has been hard for believers in Christ to comprehend the possibility of the masses falling away from Christianity because faith has been a powerful part of society for nearly two millenniums, but we are seeing it today. Moreover, we are seeing the spreading of a seed that will cause further apostasy among believers in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior: the myth of a pre-tribulation rapture.

Most who have gone to church in the last hundred years have likely considered the possibility at the very least that the rapture of the church will occur before the tribulation that is spoken of in many books of the Bible, including the Book of Revelation. Some estimates put it at 90% of the Christian church believes in a pre-tribulation rapture. The vast majority of popular churches teach that believers will be called up to Heaven before the tribulation. Simply stated, the Bible does not support this claim.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-3

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

Jesus will come in the clouds and call up those who are believers. This will not happen prior to the tribulation. The sun and moon will be darkened, and then He shall return. The majority of churches that teach Imminency, the concept that Jesus will return at any moment and His people will be raptured at that time, point to one verse to counter the argument of signs that will precede His second coming:

Matthew 24:36

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

This is obviously a true statement. It is also one that is completely misunderstood. The fact that we nor anyone else can know the day or the hour does not mean that He can come at any time. Throughout the Gospels and the writings of Paul, we hear of things that must happen before His return. It is not for us to know the day or the hour, but the season will make itself very evident. We will see certain events occur. One of those series of events are known as the Great Tribulation.

Why it is believed

The simply answer when asking why so many people, even “educated” church leaders, is that we want to believe it. It’s human nature to want to avoid persecution, war, sickness, and beheadings, all of which are spoken of as parts of the tribulation. If someone of authority tells us that we will not have to go through these things as long as we believe, it’s a message that can resonate. Those who hear the truth, that we may be living in the end times and that as a result many of us will go through great suffering due to our faith – it’s just not as positive of a message.

The not-so-simple answer is that Satan is pushing this as part of his agenda. It is Satan that rules the earth. His goal is to pull as many people away from the faith as possible, which is why he and his minions began deceiving Christians at their core starting in the early 19th century with the doctrine of a pre-tribulation rapture. He has brought about and continues to bring about waves of deceptions to pull people away from even considering the Word of the Bible, but this particular deception is to attack those who are wanting to be strong in their faith. It’s designed to shake the spirits of the believers to the point of non-belief.

Think about it. If you make people believe that they are not going to face suffering, that they are “special” and will avoid all of the troubles that will engulf the world, then they are weakened as a result. They will not be ready. When the tribulation does begin and they’re still on this planet going through it, they will begin to question their own faith. They will not be prepared to fight against persecution. They will be more willing to be deceived in order to save their lives. They will be more open to deceptions of the Anti-Christ. They will be more likely to worship the false messiah to take his mark in order to buy and sell. They will see the formation of the one world government, the one world economy, and the single world leader and they will do so more willingly than those who have their eyes open.

This is arguably the greatest deception that Satan has pulled off thus far.

Why churches teach it

Building a church is not as black and white for most as it is for others. It’s much easier to build one with a happy message than to try to build one through promises of fire and brimstone, persecution and suffering. There are those sitting in the seats of church leadership who realize that a pre-tribulation rapture is not correct but they continue to preach it in fear that their congregation will shrink or disappear altogether if they go against the grain.

As with any man-made organization, the Christian church world has a “club” among the leaders. There are those who are in the club and those who are not in the club. Those who are in the club are able to speak at events, sell books, build up an online following, and prosper as a church. Those who are not in the club have a much harder time finding relevance in this world. Today, the club is made up of pre-tribulation rapture teachers. If you’re not preaching a pre-tribulation rapture, you can’t be in the club.

It’s a catch-22 for many. Not all do it because of ignorance or greed. There are those who teach it because they feel that a message that can resonate with more people is better than a message that alienates many. In other words, they realize that they are not teaching this particular issue properly but if they can misinterpret this one little point, they’ll be able to get the other important messages out to more people. It’s a misguided attempt at an honorable sentiment that is actually more dangerous than not reaching the people at all. We believe there is a likelihood that many people will fall away in the last days, but others will open their eyes as well. If they open their eyes and start reading the Bible, they will see what they had missed their whole lives and will have an opportunity to head down the right path before it’s too late. If, however, they are weakened by expectations of a pre-tribulation rapture, it will be more difficult to bring them back to the truth.

Debating the Issue

It is sad when I read some of the assertions of those who continue to fight the truth of post-tribulation rapture. They are often excellent writers or orators fighting from a misguided perspective. For example, in the book Triumphant Return by Grant Jeffrey, he states:

Several incorrect premises have caused some to reject the pretribulation Rapture and accept the position called the “postribulation Rapture.” The first premise is an emotional contention that it would be unfair for the modern Church to escape to heaven scot free to escape the martyrdom that other believers have experienced.

In all of our studies of those promoting a post-tribulation rapture, I have never heard this premise before. It’s appalling that Jeffrey would lead with such a poor premise, as if trying to mislead the readers into believing that the post-tribulation doctrine is so weak that those who believe in it are emotional and ignorant simpletons.  Below, you will see videos of people who have formed their doctrine based solely on the Word of the Bible, who make it crystal clear that a post-tribulation rapture is without a doubt the reality, and that the theory of a pre-tribulation rapture is damaging to those to which it is taught.

The Words of Jesus Christ should be the resounding end of any debate that He will return before the tribulation:

Matthew 24:29-31

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

There are other verses that also make it clear, but this is obviously the most specific. There are those who will say this is referring only to the Jews. There are those who will use charts and graphs to convince you of a pre-tribulation rapture. They will point to interpretations by Darby, Ephraem the Syrian, and Scofield as proof. Do not be misled.

Rather than point to the evidence or attempt to debate the concept, I will defer to a few people who have done more research on the subject than me. Please take the time to watch these videos and share this article. It’s important that believers are prepared for what’s to come. Whether it’s today or in a thousand years, we cannot allow people to be guided down a path that can lead them to be part of the falling away the Jesus spoke of in His ministry. We must open our eyes, see the truth, and spread it to all that we can.

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Liz Wheeler to Catholic girls: ‘Stop pretending you’re a victim because you broke the rules and rolled up your skirt’

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Liz Wheeler to Catholic girls Stop pretending youre a victim because you broke the rules and rolled

Students at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego are protesting their dress code. This isn’t an uncommon occurrence; there have been plenty of protests over the years, especially by feminists, in opposition to school dress codes that require girls to wear skirts. But this protest is different. The students are protesting because girls are no longer allowed to wear skirts.

Principal Kevin Calkin, the principal at Cathedral Catholic High School, changed the dress code in the most recent iteration of policy. Now, it states: “The most significant change is that skirts will no longer be an option for girls. Dress code is a perennial challenge. The dress code exists for at least three good reasons: to foster unity, to encourage modesty, and to minimize pressure to conform to particular styles or clothing brands. Basically we hope to foster a faith-based environment where students are focused on learning and not on outward appearances.”

But students brought signs and demanded the old policy be put back in place. Signs had various messages from “My body, my choice” to “Even Jesus wore one.”

The policy was put into place after the principal and others on staff had handed out “hundreds of hours of detention” to girls who would break the knee-length minimum for skirts, especially by rolling up their skirts to reveal more of their lower bodies.

One America News host Liz Wheeler lambasted the students, who apparently can’t tell the difference between rights and privileges. Only in America can students feel so victimized because they can’t wear skirts to school.

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