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Adding life to your years

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Adding life to your years

It does absolutely no good to add years to our life if we don’t add life to our years. Our mortal bodies all have an expiration date but it isn’t printed on the sole of our feet. It is written deep inside our immortal soul which will continue on beyond our limited time on Earth.

Today, life expectancy in the United States is just shy of 80. The average lifespan at the time of the Declaration of Independence was only about 66. General George Washington who became our first President lived only to 67.

It’s not the quantity of our years on Earth that matters but rather the quality. It isn’t about how much money we’ve earned or how much fun we’ve had. Fame and celebrity are fleeting. How many famous people have had empty lives which they ended prematurely at their own hand?

No, there has to be something more. There has to be much more! It isn’t about where we live, urban or rural, north or south, east or west. It isn’t about whether we are white collar or blue collar. It most certainly isn’t about whether we are a member of the Democrat Party or the GOP.

Whether we’re a jet-setter or trailer park dweller does not compose the words of our epitaph. First and foremost, the essence of our life is determined by our impact upon those closest to us.

What is in your heart and mind everyday about your loved ones who have gone on before? Your grandparents, parents, siblings and even children who untimely passed ahead?

Whether or not you have progeny who owe you their physical existence in this world, when you are gone, what signs will remain behind that you passed ever so briefly through this life?

How many people in your own small circle have the conscience and the introspection to examine their own hearts in search of significance? How many just do whatever comes naturally without really stopping to think about why they’re doing it or if it is the best use of their limited time on Earth?

The problem with that approach which so many employ is the fallen human nature which we all possess. The wisdom which Almighty God imparted to Solomon tells us:

Proverbs 14:12

“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.”

The choices which we make daily will affect not only the rest of our lives on Earth but moreover our eternal destiny.

A LEGACY TO LEAVE

Let’s briefly look at what we leave behind, then we will consider where we are going. Because they strive to become leaders of our nation, let’s consider the motives underlying the beliefs and the behavior of our elite political class.

Today we understand that not everyone in our land subscribes to the Judeo-Christian tradition upon which this nation was founded. This is not an essay on comparative religions and that is beyond the scope of our discussion today.

The Founders of our Beloved Country were not monolithic in their religious beliefs and practices. Some were Unitarians or Deists, not evangelicals.

Yet they recognized a Higher Power and the necessity of following Divine Providence. They understood and accepted these universal truths as an underpinning concept of human liberty.

That generation of patriots brought the experiment we now know as the United States of America into the prominence of world history.

Their legacy today is undeniable and indisputable, albeit some of our current crop of politicos do not fully appreciate and respect the sacrifices our Founders made to give us the freedoms we have.

But even the most egocentric among today’s Democrat political candidates cannot suggest to anyone that they deserve even to be spoken of in the same breath as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin.

AOC may not even recognize some of these names. She’s probably seen Ben Franklin on the $100 bill. I doubt she ever saw an old $2 bill with Thomas Jefferson.

How many current politicians will have name recognition a century from now? Even a decade from now for that matter? In the unlikely event that one of these Democrat contenders actually gets elected, consider that not even many of our past presidents are household names in our own day and age.

Do you remember either John Tyler or Zachary Taylor? James Buchanan or Warren Harding perhaps? Surely you recall Chester Arthur!

Ronald Reagan has already begun to take on a larger than life legacy. Too bad we won’t be around to see what future generations write about Barack Obama and Donald Trump.

If everyone who seeks their 15 minutes in the sun were to consider the lasting impact they will make on this country or lack of same, their priorities might change ever-so-slightly. They might actually tend to consider what is the right and proper thing to do rather than just what is politically expedient to their own ambitions. Just maybe!

A LIFE EVERLASTING

Saul of Tarsus was a persecutor of Christians until the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to him in a blinding light on the road to Damascus. His life did a 180° turn as he surrendered to the Will of our Creator. As the Apostle Paul, he later wrote in his first epistle to the Corinthians in Chapter 15, Verse 19:

“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.”

Yes, the same Damascus and environs today is where Iran is staging forces to attempt to circumvent God’s Plan for the Ages by destroying Israel. For every Truth of God, the devil has a counterfeit to confuse the minds of mortals.

While the deluded regime in Tehran tries to use military might to literally annihilate God’s people in Jerusalem, confused politicians here in our own country attempt to tear down all vestiges of our Judeo-Christian heritage.

God is made unwelcome on public school and university campuses, yet those who essay to force Him out of our lives are dumbfounded when evil fills the void caused by the absence of Good.

Our mission, yours and mine, if we choose to accept it, is to ensure that our own life is right with God. If somebody offers you a gift but you don’t reach out your hand to take it, you don’t get it. If you reject what is freely provided, you have chosen to elevate yourself as self-sufficient in need of nothing.

That mentality works for some folks for a long time until they reach the end of life’s road. You may have driven across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco in a dense fog but you were confident that at the other end you would reach Marin County.

We cannot yet visualize the other end of the bridge which leads from this life to the next, but we have the absolute assurance that it is the destiny which God has promised us through the Life, Death and Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

St. Paul wrote in his letter to the Romans, Chapter 6, Verse 23:

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life though Christ Jesus our Lord.”

There is still a toll booth at the entrance to the bridge to Heaven. But the price has already been paid in advance! Who other than God would assess a toll and then pay it Himself in our behalf?

THEREFORE….

Our life is ours to live. This is a blessing which we have here in the Home of the Free and the Land of the Brave. If we were citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea residing within their respective domains, our lives would not be ours to live.

The government would determine for us and enforce upon us their own vision for our future on this planet. We will never, never permit this to be the case in the United States of America!

We As Americans Will Stand United in the Pursuit of Liberty. Politicians must either join us or get out of the way!

We are currently forming the American Conservative Movement. If you are interested in learning more, we will be sending out information in a few weeks.

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Does Bible prophecy point to climate change ALARMISM as the real existential threat?

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Does Bible prophecy point to climate change ALARMISM as the real existential threat

There are many apostasies happening in the modern western church today. Christians are being pulled in every direction away from proper Biblical teaching, whether through the prosperity gospel, the rise of church-based social justice warriors, or the coexist movement that tries to homogenize the various religions into Christianity (and visa versa). But one topic that is hot in the news today while quietly creeping into the church is climate change alarmism. You may be hearing about it in your church today. If not, there’s a good chance you’ll hear about it this weekend.

It’s a topic that has made theologians and faith-based scientists struggle to find the right response. Man-made climate change is being indoctrinated into the minds of many, especially our youth, as a tremendous threat to our world’s future and many churches are buying into the hype. They often justify doing so by invoking our status as stewards of this planet, saying it is our responsibility to keep God’s creation clean and flourishing for all life. They refer to verses in the Bible in which God grants humans dominion over life on earth, which they translate as stewardship (dominion sounds too obnoxious, or something). Therefore, they created the 11th commandment, “Thou shall be good stewards over the earth and all life on it by cutting carbon emissions.”

I tend to believe in dominion as a requirement because God said it. But I also believe doing so must be within the boundaries of lucid examination of the situation followed by common sense solutions. I am in favor of men and women making the conscious, personal decision to use the resources we have properly, to seek solutions to death and famine that can be solved with proper collection and distribution of potable water, and to generally make the world cleaner.

Climate change alarmists aren’t interested in solving these problems the right way or applying common sense to them. They have one of two agendas that drive them. Most are following the existential threat agenda by buying into clearly political “science” that has been saying we only have a decade to solve the problem. They’ve been making the same claim for four decades. They’ll likely continue making the claim in future decades. By their reckoning, eventually they’ll be right.

The second agenda is being driven by the puppetmasters behind the first. These forces, which I can only assume are part of the Principalities and Powers spoken of in Ephesians 6:12, stir up the masses to believe they’re going to die by man-made climate change unless we give up essentially everything immediately. We can have no cars. We can have no planes. We can have no cows. We can have no rights. This agenda can be most clearly seen in the proposed Green New Deal, an economic plan to bring socialism to America by invoking Modern Monetary Theory, open borders, and the end of most civil liberties.

The Green New Deal has very little to do with climate change, but ask an average supporter and the vast majority will say that’s exactly what the Green New Deal is about. Ask one of its creators and you may hear the truth.

Churches and individual Christians who buy into the con of man-made climate change haven’t read their Bible properly. They especially haven’t read prophecies of the end times that do not depict challenges with carbon emissions, shrinking ice caps, or floods engulfing cities. The challenges depicted in end times Bible prophecy are driven by God’s wrath, but notably it’s also driven by a world that has become desperate, apostate, and poverty stricken. Men will take on the mark of the Beast in order to buy and sell. The masses will intentionally worship a false messiah who promises solutions to their problems and peace on earth. A one world government will be in control.

The economic and geopolitical circumstance alluded to in the Bible more clearly match the results of climate change hysteria leading to the collapse of modern society. We saw today as the United Nations uniformly applauded Greta Thunberg, the rising climate change messianic figure who is being widely adored as the leader of the new environmental movement. By no means am I suggesting she’s a problem depicted in prophecy, but the swiftness in which she has been embraced is indicative of a society that is vulnerable to adhering to the new religion of climate change hysteria.

And many churches are falling in line with this hysteria.

If you are a Bible-believing Christian who believes in man-made climate change, I challenge you to read scripture more closely. One pointed to the “fires” spoken of in multiple end-times prophecies as comparable to climate change, or the sun causing men’s skin to blister as evidence of an eroding ozone layer. To them I say this: Tribulation will not come in the form of a 1.5 degree increase in global temperatures, nor will it be subdued by SPF 50+ sunscreen. The fires of the end times will be apocalyptic fires from the heavens. Burns from the sun will be unavoidable.

But perhaps the most important thing for Christians to remember is that it takes the insatiable ego and delusions of grandeur of a secular people to believe we have the power to subvert God’s will. The forces that are aligned against us in high places are not trying to raise global temperatures. They’re much more likely to raise fears of climate change to initiate radical changes that will plummet the world into turmoil. When economic chaos spreads and the masses of the world struggle to survive day-to-day, then we will be most vulnerable to the offerings of the Beast, the false prophet, and the Dragon.

The fight of the church must be to bring people into the covering of salvation, not to slow the consumption of beef or to get more people to drive a Prius. Climate change fearmongering is infiltrating the church. The Bible tells us to be wary.

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The two reactions to Greta Thunberg

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The two reactions to Greta Thunberg

16-year-old climate change activist Greta Thunberg spoke before the United Nations today at the 2019 Climate Action Summit. Her passionate plea for action and condemnation of capitalism has been widely shared on social media and the hot takes have been as opposite as reactions can possibly be. There may be many perspectives about the nuances of her speech, the scientific claims she makes, or the general topic of climate change itself, but there are only really two camps on how to view Thunberg herself.

These camps were broken down nicely by Princeton Professor Robert P. George:

George’s assertion is playing out perfectly on social media as the heated debates about Thunberg as a person, a child, and an activist seem to head in one direction or the other. Climate change activists are enthroning her as the hope their movement needs. She;s the new child-leader who represents a generation that has the most at stake since many activists will be gone while Thunberg is left “fighting the good fight.” Climate change skeptics see a girl who is being used by people as a political prop, a well-spoken and likable pawn to help them push their radical agenda.

The ironic part is both perspectives are currently correct. Thunberg really is the near-future of the climate change movement, and being enthroned creates a self-fulfilling prophecy in which she will lead because the people are desperate to follow her. Simultaneously, her ascension to this level of reverence is a sad testament against the religious zealotry of the climate change movement that seems to have found the artificially inflated messiah they’ve been seeking.

Here’s the video of Thunberg’s speech:

Here are some responses from both sides of the aisle:

Climate change activists have the superhero they’ve always wanted and skeptics have further proof of the indoctrination of children into a radical ideology. Greta Thunberg is effectively proving everyone’s point for them.

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Many in Hollywood have gone all-in for an occult transformation in America

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Many in Hollywood have gone all-in for an occult transformation in America

There was a time not so long ago when the biggest worry from Hollywood was leftist indoctrination and the occasional heretical subliminal message they’d work into their productions. Today, the world of the occult is in full-swing in many of Hollywood’s most popular offerings. It’s not subtle. It’s overt and in many ways the most dangerous trend happening in modern media.

A perfect heinous example is the movie, Midsommar, from acclaimed horror director Ari Aster. He crossed the line with his occult-friendly film, Hereditary, and went far beyond it with his most recent release. It’s a blatant attempt to not only highlight occult practices but to mainstream them by including the audience in a participatory role.

In this video from Truthstream Media, they take a deep dive into the horrific messaging and attempts at normalizing the values within this deeply disturbing movie. Whether you’re considering watching it or not, watch this video first.

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