sexta-feira, 2 de dezembro de 2016

Tonight we commemorate Thy birth, Lord Jesus.

Tonight we commemorate Thy birth, Lord JesusTonight we commemorate Thy birth, Lord Jesus.

"O Holy Child of Bethlehem,
Descend to us we pray.
Cast out our sin and enter in,
Be born in us today.

We hear the Christmas Angels
The great glad tidings tell.
O come to us, abide with us,
Our Lord Emmanuel!"

We thank Thee, Lord, that Thou wast born on this Earth to live here for us and to die for us. What a miracle, all for our sakes, that You lived here like us, Lord, through all the things that we have to go through; yet never wavered in faith. Hallelujah! Thank You Jesus! We thank You for the greatest gift of all, Thyself. We thank Thee, Lord, for Thy gift of Love, above all other things. We thank You for Your birthday and Your life and Your death and all that went into giving us Salvation and Eternal Life!
Thank You, Lord, for such a beautiful birthday celebrating Thy birth. Thank You, Lord, for all Thy blessings, every day is Christmas for us, You're so good to us every day. Thank You for how wonderful an opportunity you've given us to be able to do something in a small way to show our love for You, Lord. Thank You Jesus! In Jesus' name, amen.

quarta-feira, 27 de julho de 2016

The Big Lie - Exposed!

By David Brandt Berg

Part I Of Darwin's Doctrine Of Delusion Debunked

Forward: Did you know that the teaching of Evolution is linked to racism? If you don't believe it, please know that the full title of Charles Darwin's book "On the Origin of Species" is, "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life" Reference: Evolution is also the cornerstone for Communism and Nazism and the justification of such evils as genocide.
The Big lie of Evolution

Hitler said in "Mein Kampf" that if you tell a lie for the purpose of propaganda, tell a big one! Because thebigger the lie is, the more people are apt to believe it, because they can't possibly believe you would dare to tell such a big lie unless it was the truth!
So the Devil was smart with Evolution. He told the big lie: "In the beginning, God didn't create the Heavens and the Earth; it just happened by some kind of a big accident, forces working on the materials, and blah, blah, blah. Therefore, man is merely a beast who evolved from lower forms of beasts over millions of years, from one species to another, and life originated itself spontaneously from chemicals!"
This doctrine of delusion has become the general theme of modern so-called science, and is therefore no longer true science, but pure, imaginary, evolutionary bunk! Evolution is now referred to as the "great principle" of biology. But a principle, according to the dictionary, is a foundation truth, or fact, the basis of other truths. And if you know anything about evolution at all, you know it has never been proven to be either a truth or a fact, much less the foundation or the basis of other truths.
Now when I'm talking about evolution, I'm not talking about or minimizing the true science of true biology, which can be proven--how plants grow and animals propagate and multiply and so on. I'm talking about a wild, fictitious fairy tale of imagination which they have never come close to proving!
There is no proof for evolution! It has to be believed, therefore it's a faith, therefore it's a religion! So they're teaching a new compulsory religion in today's hallowed halls of higher learning. Even the great high priest and founding father of this new false faith, Charles Darwin himself, confessed that "the belief (note the emphasis on belief) in natural selection (evolution) must at present be grounded entirely on general considerations. ... When we descend to details, we can prove that no one species has changed ... nor can we prove that the supposed changes are beneficial, which is the groundwork of the theory."
Three monkeys sat on a coconut tree,
Discussing things as they're said to be.
Said one to the other,
"Now listen you two,
There's a certain rumor
That can't be true ...
That man descended from our noble race.
The very idea is sure to disgrace."
"No monkey ever deserted his wife,
Starved her babies and ruined her life.
And you've never known another monk,
To leave her babies with others to bunk,
Or pass them on from one to another."
"And another thing you will never see ...
Is a monk build a fence around a coconut tree;
And let the coconuts go to waste,
Forbidding all the other monks to taste."
"Why, if I put a fence around this tree,
Starvation would force you to steal from me."
"And here's something else a monk won't do ...
Go out at night and get on a stew;
Or use a gun or club or knife,
To take some other monkey's life."
"Yes, man descended ... ornery cuss,
But, brother, ... he didn't descend from us!

~ Author Unknown ~
Darwin's ardent apostle and dedicated disciple, Thomas Henry Huxley, likewise admitted that his own opinion was NOT grounded on any true scientific facts or evidence, but was more of a "religious" expression: "I beg you once more to recollect that I have no right to call my opinion anything but an act of philosophical faith."
So Evolution is really a religion of unbelief in God. And that's its whole purpose; To eliminate faith in God and to foster the false doctrine of devils that the creation created itself and God had nothing to do with it, so there doesn't need to be a God--it could have happened without Him!
This attitude was made evident at the Chicago Darwinian Centennial in 1959 where 2,500 delegates assembled themselves to commemorate the hundredth years since the release of Charlie's book The Origin of Species. The noted evolutionist Sir Julian Huxley, Thomas' grandson, declared in his sermon to the congregation,
"Evolution had no room for the supernatural. The earth and its inhabitants were not created, they evolved. We all accept the fact of evolution. The evolution of life is no longer a theory. It is a fact. It is the basis of all our thinking.
It's like what the idol-makers said to ancient Israel that day they made the golden calf: "Behold these be thy gods, O Israel, fall down and worship!" (Ex. 32:4) But today the calf doesn't even have to be golden anymore! In fact, it can be a monkey, or a tadpole, or any creeping thing. "Behold, these be thy gods, O Israel, crawl down and worship the little tadpole and a little bit of jelly, a little wriggle-tail and the four four-footed creatures and creeping things. These are thy gods, these are the creatures that made you, this is what you came from, they are your creators"--this is exactly what evolution teaches!

Life From Non-Life?

At the core of evolutionary theory is the big assumption that life somehow arose from non-life, that by pure chance the right chemicals happened to be in the right place, in the right arrangement, at the right time, under the right conditions, and by some mysterious, unknown electrochemical process -- POOF -- life created itself! This assumption is completely contrary to a universally accepted and proven law of science, known as the second law of thermodynamics, which states that "All processes (left to themselves) go toward a greater state of disorder, disorganisation, disarrangement and less complexity."4
In other words, inanimate matter never increases its own order, organisation or complexity--these always decrease! And even if the elements could arrange themselves into a certain definite pattern, as is necessary for life, they could not make themselves a living cell because LIFE is not a mere physical arrangement of chemicals! The likelihood of this happening is so far-fetches that Princeton University Professor of Biology Edwin Conklin has said: "The probability of life originating from accident is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop."
Did Charley make a monkey out of you?
As for the so-called "simple cell", from which the evolutionists say all living creatures have evolved, Look Magazine declared, "THE CELL IS AS COMPLICATED AS NEW YOUR CITY." The well-known evolutionist Loren Eisely likewise admitted in his book, The Immense Journey, that "Intensified effort revealed that even the supposedly simple amoeba was a complex, self-operating chemical factory. The notion that he was a simple blob, the discovery of whose chemical composition would enable us instantly to set the life process in operation, turned out to be, at best, a monstrous caricature of the truth."
Can you imagine a dictionary, a chemical factory, or New York City, coming into existence by itself--POOF--without any assistance from an intelligent designer, planner or creator? Such is the logic of evolution's imaginary assumption that the infinitely complex "simple" cell accidentally came together and came alive by blind, unguided chance! Commenting on this assumption, the British biologist Woodger said, "It is simple dogmatism--asserting that what you want to believe did in fact happen." The absurdity of this evolutionary logic is only amplified as we move on to the even more complex, multi-celled forms of life.

The Existence Of Species

According to evolution, today's plant and animal species are all merely transitional forms, part of an endless chain of life whose links are gradually evolving into more advanced stages. For this reason Darwin regarded the classification "species" as "a mere useless abstraction" and "as one arbitrarily given for the sake of convenience."
This is in direct contradiction to God's Word which states that all living creatures were created "after their kind" with the ability to bring forth seed, or fruit, "after their Kind." (Gen. 1) Now this word "kind" is the old King James translation of the Hebrew word "min", which today's scholars have translated to mean "species" So today's living creatures are not the result of some sort of transmutation of species, but definite set species! Not natural selection, but God's selection! Not evolutionary adaptations, but God's Creations!
We never heard yet or they never proved yet that any dog ever became a cat or a cat a dog! There are all kinds of dogs and all kinds of cats, but there are no dog-cats or no cat-dogs! Because God created everything "after its own kind" and they can't possibly get out of that kind. They may vary within their kind or specie, but they'll never change into another! It's impossible!
These facts even disturbed Darwin, who questioned, "Why, if species have descended from the other species by fine gradation, do we not everywhere see innumerable transitional forms? Why is not all nature in confusion, instead of the species being, as we see them, well defined?" The answer to Charles' question is simple! All he had to do was read Genesis Chapter One and he could have known that species have not descended from other species, but were created by God in orderly, set "kinds"--and that's why all nature is not in confusion!


But haven't the scientists working with genetics produced new species of hybrid plants and animals? Doesn't this prove that entirely new species could have evolved from the interbreeding of different parent species? NO! The accepted definition among the scientific community of a species is, "A group of organisms that freely interbreed and produce fertile offspring." And the rare hybrids that can be produced by crossing two species are not "fertile offspring," but are sterile! As The Collegiate Encyclopedia acknowledges, "The infertility of species hybrids is one mechanism by which species can remain distinct."
In other words, God Himself has placed the barrier of sterility against the mixing up of his original appointed "kinds." An example of this is the mule, which is a species hybrid between a male, ass and a female horse. Although outwardly appearing to be a new species or "kind", it is impossible for a male and female mule to reproduce mule offspring!--They cannot bypass the unmovable boundary of sterility! The only way to produce more mules is to continually cross a male ass with a female horse. This God ordained biological principle was verified by the famous evolutionary professor of zoology, Richard B. Goldschmidt, who wrote, "No where have the limits of the species been transgressed, and these limits are separated from the limits of the next good species by the unbridged gap, sterility."


What about the extensive radiation experiments that have produced actual mutations and changes in creatures such as the fruit fly? Isn't this ample evidence to prove that similar mutations could be the "chief building blocks of evolutionary change," as Sir Julian Huxley has called them, and as most scientists and educators today claim them to be?
No! None of the many thou sands of scientific experiments with mutations have ever produced a new "kind" or specie of animal or plant--never! All of the geneticists and evolutionists, with all of their knowledge and intellect, under "perfect" laboratory conditions, and using their modern radiation techniques that speed up the occurrence of mutations a million-fold--they have utterly failed to change or mutate one "kind" into another! Yet these same evolutionists somehow expect us to believe that blind, unguided chance has produced the millions of beautiful, varying and complex forms of life on the earth today!
And as far as mutational changes being the "chief building blocks" of evolution, Hermann J. Muller, who won the 1946 Nobel prize for his contributions to the science of genetics, said,
"IN MORE THAN 99 PERCENT OF CASES THE MUTATION OF A GENE PRODUCES SOME KIND OF HARMFUL EFFECT, SOME DISTURBANCE OF FUNCTION. ... Most mutations are bad; in fact, good ones are so rare that we may consider them ALL as BAD." To illustrate the effect of gene mutations on an organism, H. Kalmus stated in his book, Genetics, "A popular comparison would be with a watch; if a part of the mechanism is altered by some change, it is very unlikely that the watch will be improved by the accident."
A clear-cut example of the negative effects of gene mutations occurred in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, at the end of World War II. The members of the populace that escaped immediate death from the hellish atomic bombs used against these cities were subjected to varying degrees of atomic radiation--resulting in thousands of mutations. None of these mutations produced any new, superior, advanced forms of human beings, as evolution might lead us to expect. Instead, the pitiful victims of these gene mutations suffered deformities, damage and death!
Drugs and chemicals can also cause mutations, as countless victims today can sadly testify. One of the most widely known instances of this in recent years was the tranquilizer THALIDOMIDE. Again, none of these chemically-induced mutations were beneficial to the "human species," but rather resulted in cruelly deformed babies, many without arms or legs! These tragic examples certainly affirm the assertion of Dr. W.E. Lammerts, former director of research for Germains Seed Company, that "biologically, ALL mutations are defective!" They are by no means the purely theoretical "building blocks of evolution" that some liars claim them to be.

quarta-feira, 11 de maio de 2016


Editor's foreword: The words "all things" appear exactly 220 times in the King James Authorized version of the Bible.

And all that believed were together and had ALL THINGS common. Acts 2:44.


ALL THINGS ... Thou hast given Me are of Thee. Jn.17:7;
Cor.5:18: ALL THINGS are of God ... the ministry of reconciliation.
ALL THINGS come of Thee. 1Chron.29:14
ALL THINGS are delivered unto Me of My Father. Mat.11:27.
ALL THINGS were made by Him. Jn.1:3
The Father ... hath given ALL THINGS. Jn.3:35.
The Father ... showeth Him ALL THINGS. Jn.5:20.
The Father hath given ALL THINGS into His hands. Jn.13:3.
God made the world and ALL THINGS therein seeing that He is Lord. Ac.17:24.
He giveth to all life and breath and ALL THINGS. Ac.17:25.
For of Him and through Him and to Him are ALL THINGS to Whom be glory forever. Amen. Rom.11:36.
...One God the Father of Whom are ALL THINGS and we in Him ... Whom are ALL THINGS and we by Him. 1Cor.8:6.
...Woman is of man, so is man by woman but ALL THINGS are of God. 1Cor.11:12.
ALL THINGS are of God Who hath reconciled us. 2Cor.5:18.
...the mystery...hid in God who created ALL THINGS by Jesus Christ Eph.3:9.
For by Him were ALL THINGS created ...
...ALL THINGS were created by Him and for Him. Col.1:16.
...By him ALL THINGS consist. Col.1:17.
...He that built ALL THINGS is God. Heb.3:4.
...His divine power hath given unto us ALL THINGS that pertain unto life and Godliness. 2Pet.1:3.
...for Thou hast created ALL THINGS for Thy pleasure. Rev.4:11.
...behold I make ALL THINGS new! Rev.21:5.


Somebody once said, "You are what you read." It's like the old saying about health, "You are what you eat", physically. Well, you are what you read, mentally and spiritually. If you like to read the Word of God best, then that shows you love the Word of God and you would rather hear from the Lord than anybody.

Whatever you're reading is spiritual food, whether you believe it or not, and if it's not the Word of God, written by a man of God, then it is the word of the Devil written by a man of Satan! And if you spend more time reading books like that than you do reading God's Word, something is wrong with you!--You have a perverted appetite spiritually, a perverted hunger.

You cannot dwell on that stuff and make that your major source of inspiration, relaxation or recreation without it affecting you. It's hurting your spiritual life! It's hurting your relationship with God!

When I was a newborn (spiritual) babe, newly anointed by the Holy Spirit of God, I was so hungry for the Word of God that for years I never read anything but the Bible! All I wanted to hear was the Bible, and I read it and read it and read it, and studied and studied and studied it. I found the Bible was such an enormous study and so fascinating and so deep and so broad that it was "waters to swim in" (Ezekiel 47:5)! I didn't have time to fiddle around with anything else.

How can you waste your time reading anything else when you have not even read the whole Bible yet? How could you neglect the Words of Life for words that I cannot but say are the words of death?

Some of these guys like Freud and Nietzsche as good as said "God is dead," and are therefore of the Devil! What good can come out of them, even if part of what they say might be true? Part of what the Devil says is always true, because he couldn't get you to believe his lies unless he told you some truth mixed with it, which would deceive you into thinking his lies were true too!

"Whose words do eat like a canker" (cancer), God's Word says! (2Ti.2:17) They are false prophets and their words do eat like a cancer, corrupting and corroding your spirit without you even knowing it!

I just don't understand how anybody could be interested in "cunningly devised fables", as the Bible calls it (2Pet.1:16), instead of the true Word of God. Oh, they're clever, very clever!--Written with the demonic Satanic wisdom of the Devil himself!--Cunningly devised to deceive you and to lead you astray and to pervert you and warp you and twist you spiritually to where you don't know what is true!

The Devil always mixes in little fascinating absorbing truths like, "And ye shall be as gods". (Gen.3:5) That was a tremendous truth, fascinating, tempting, intriguing! So they just skipped over and ignored the lie when he said, "Ye shall not surely die", because they began dying from the first bite of his fiction!--and you will begin dying spiritually from the first bite of that trash!

The first temptation of man by the Devil was something to make you supposedlywise!: Knowledge! When Eve looked at the tree in the Garden, she saw that it was good to look at, good for food and would make you wise. (Gen.3:6) Well, reading that kind of books will not make you wise! It will make you dumber and thicker and more confused and further from the Truth than ever! They are foolishness to God! (1Cor.3:19)--Foolishness!

I don't care how much truth you find in them, they are still the Devil's truth and just absolutely submerged in his lies! Perversions of truth are more dangerous than outright lies! I'd rather see you burn them than have you led astray! They are spiritual drugs which benumb your spiritual sensitivity to the Voice and the Truth of God!

It's like poison in the camp to even have those books around! Once you have rejected the good and chosen the evil, and you get accustomed to reading the evil, pretty soon "truth resisted loses its power over your soul"! (2Th.2:10-12) The more you swallow the Devil's lies and his man's wisdom, the more you're going to believe it!

I am convinced that both Nietzsche and Freud were absolutely demonicallydemon-possessed, and why anybody would want to read what the Devil has to say, I don't know! Those men have left a slimy, poisonous, diabolical trail across the path of education of the World today that has nearly perverted the entire Earth and is damning it to Hell!

Only the Words of God have lived on! Only the Words of Jesus actually accomplish anything! All that stuff from the famous teachers and ancient philosophers is [dung]!--Just plain sickening [dung] of man!

And you can't wade through [dung] without getting it on you! You can't wade through the garbage and the gutter without getting besmirched. And as far as I'm concerned, that stuff is worse than [dung], it is more defiling! It doesn't bear good fruit.

As far as I'm concerned, it is a breach of spiritual security: To let the Devil get into your mind and your thoughts and your soul and your spirit and your heart is the most dangerous thing you can do! I am not going to have potential cracks in the armour, gaps in the wall through which the Devil can possibly drive a wedge because of his deviltry and his propaganda.

Why go the way of the rest of the World? Why get all tangled up and confused and misled by their false phoney wisdom?

"Whatsoever things are true, good, pure and of good report, think on thesethings." (Phil.4:8)--Not these lies and deceits and theories of man!--You don't have to know all the evil machinations of the Enemy to be able to fight him, all you have to know is the Truth! If you have the sword of the Lord, the Word of God as your weapon, your offensive weapon, that's all you need!

Jesus, help us! Help us to read what Your King David said, how he did find Thy Words and he did eat them, and all the things You said about Thy laws and Thy Word and Thy precepts. He lived in them night and day, as we did for years, Lord, and still
do in trying to teach them to others. (See Jer.15:16 ; Pr.3:3 ; Ps.119 .)

quarta-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2016

Rasputin - Hero? - Or Heel? By Mo

Rasputin - Hero? - Or Heel?
By David Brandt Berg - November 21, 1970



JULIUS CAESAR WAS ASSASSINATED, and he was the greatest Caesar Rome ever had. General Garibaldi of Italy saved his country and became such a hero that the people began to speak of making him a king, so that the monarchy immediately had him exiled!

THERE ARE MANY EXAMPLES IN THE BIBLE! Noah saved mankind by his obedience to the Lord; but his critics say, "Yes, but, look: he turned out to be nothing but a drunk!" Or Abraham, who really saved his family out of Babylon by moving to Israel. But there are people today who say, "What a rotter Abraham was! He mistreated his own wife, offering her as his sister to two kings to save his own neck."

IT DOESN'T MATTER HOW MUCH A MAN DOES FOR HIS PEOPLE or his country, or how great he is: They always have faults for which their enemies will never excuse them, and for which they sometimes get them in the end!

MOSES SAVED MILLIONS of the Children of Israel from Egypt, but from the time that they tattled on him for killing the Egyptian, during the whole time he led them, they were always blaming things on him, and were even willing to throw him over just for marrying a coloured girl! He was never appreciated or given due credit by his own people while he was alive.

MOST SAVIOURS HAVE HAD TO SUFFER THE HATRED OF THE VERY PEOPLE THEY WERE TRYING TO SAVE, and the people frequently ended up killing them. Poor Saul was a good king, anointed of God, and he helped save the kingdom and did a lot of good things--but what's he remembered for?--Nothing but his faults and his failures! David is classic example--a man who really united the kingdom and gave it its greatest era of peace and power and its initial glory--and what did he get for it?--He was deposed by his own son, who managed to persuade the fickle public that David was their enemy. And what's Solomon remembered for? Not so much as being the world's wisest man and great king who ruled Israel at the height of its glory; but he's ridiculed because of the number of his wives! It's always easier to tear down than it is to build! People are usually quicker to believe lies than the truth--gossip, slander, libel, defamation of character, villification.--The public enjoys a nice juicy dirty story about its leaders, and they rejoice when their faults and failings and failures are exposed! And I wonder how often you've heard: "I always knew he was a so-and-so--that there was something phony about him!" No matter how much good he did, people are quicker to find fault than to value virtue. They seldom remember the good, but they always remember the evil! The good doesn't usually make news, but the evil always hits the headlines! Fame is fickle and triumph is only transitory. The cream of the crop today is always the sour cheese of tomorrow. The same crowd that was crying, "Hosanna to the Son of David" on Palm Sunday, was shouting, "Crucify Him" the following Friday!

IF YOU'D VALUE THE PRAISE OF MAN--YOU'D BETTER CATCH IT QUICK WHILE IT'S PASSING, 'CAUSE IT'S SOON GONE. Only God remembers! And the square that was named Pershing yesterday is called MacArthur today and will be called by another famous name tomorrow--as soon as the former is forgotten!

THE APOSTLE PAUL, WHO BROUGHT RELIGIOUS FREEDOM TO THE WORLD, WAS PERSECUTED BY HIS OWN, AND KILLED BY HIS ENEMIES. Jeremiah, trying to warn his people of coming disaster, was threatened by his own family, beaten by his church, and imprisoned by his government!

NEARLY EVERY GREAT RELIGIOUS LEADER, REFORMER, AND REVOLUTIONIST, SUFFERED IMPRISONMENT AND DEATH, too often at the hands of the very people he was trying to save! There was always a Judas--always a betrayer--always an enemy within--who was willing to sell him out for some thirty pieces of silver.

CAESAR WAS KILLED BY HIS DEAREST FRIEND--his bosom friend Brutus! He was a good dictator--that really brought Rome together by his powerful rule, and then he was assassinated by his own friends, for fear of that very same power! "Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me!" (Psalm 41:9).

THESE VICTIMS OF FAME ARE TOO NUMEROUS TO NAME--too common to recount! One moment they're praising you and the next they're stabbing you in the back--like Paul and Silas! At first they fell down and worshipped them as gods!--A little while later they tried to stone them to death!

WHAT ABOUT THE SO-CALLED VILLAINS OF HISTORY? Even the men like Benedict Arnold and Aaron Burr thought they were saving their country, but have gone down in history as traitors and rebels, including "The Man without a Country". True, their intent may have been good, but some of them were deceived.

NEVERTHELESS, I AM SURE PHARAOH THOUGHT HE WAS SAVING EGYPT--but instead he killed it! Apparently Aaron thought the Golden Calf was the only way to keep the people together when he thought Moses was gone! I supposed even Judas thought he was helping the cause of the Zealots by betraying Jesus!

SOME OF THEM WERE WRONG--ALL OF THEM MADE MISTAKES--AND MOST OF THEM WERE CONDEMNED--even for the good they did! Who knows? Many who have gone down in history as heroes may really have been the villains of their day; and many of the so-called villains may really have been the heroes!

IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHAT THE "MINISTRY OF TRUTH"--THE VICTORIOUS HISTORIANS--DECIDE TO DICTATE! It all depends on which side won! It all depends on which side is writing the history!

SO WHO'RE YOU GONNA BELIEVE? You can't trust the history books! The only thing you can trust is the Bible!

WHAT ABOUT RASPUTIN--CALLED THE "HOLY DEVIL OF RUSSIA"? Was he holy--or was he a devil? Who knows? Maybe he would have saved Russia!--She was already on the brink of defeat and revolution when this mysterious monk came to power during World War I, through his influence over the Czar's family! Some believed he was all that held Russia together, and might have brought about peace with Germany and a peaceful revolution within! Others believed he was ruining Russia --selling her down the river to her enemies--and perpetrating the bloodshed!

IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHOSE SIDE YOU'RE ON! Was he holy?--Or was he a devil? Did he have the supernatural power and wisdom of God and help to control the monarchy and bring peace with the people and Russia's enemies?--Or did he wield the power of the Devil, lusting for more power--a glutton and a profligate--as some portray him?

WHO'RE YOU GONNA BELIEVE?--Which history book? Was he good-or was he bad? Like most men--whether they go down in history as heroes or villians--he was probably both--doing the best he knew how--doing what he thought was right! Whichever side you believe, his cruel assassination didn't save the country! A few months later, Russia fell to her enemies and to the communists!

SO WHO KNOWS WHAT MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED HAD HE LIVED! We'll never know! It all depends on who you listen to!

THERE WERE EVEN THOSE WHO THOUGHT JESUS WAS A CRIMINAL! To the Jews--Jesus was a bastard, a devil, a law-breaker, a winebibber, a glutton, a companion of publicans and sinners, drunks and harlots, and a destroyer of Judaism!--But to us He was the Saviour of the world! The Jews blame Him for breaking the power of their religious establishment, bringing on them the wrath of Rome, annihilating their country, and for all the persecution and problems that they have suffered since!--Instead of blaming themselves! We know that He was trying to restore the true religion, bring true faith, and saved the Jews from themselves and their hypocrisy. This was what Jesus tried to teach--a greater charity, even to your enemies!

IT DEPENDS ON WHO YOU LISTEN TO, who you believe, and who you want to believe--whose side you're on!

EVEN THE VILLAINS OF HISTORY WERE NECESSARY! Where would the good guys be without the bad guys? You wouldn't appreciate the white-hats! Even the Devil is necessary--and the Scripture says that even the angels "durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee!" All things work together for good to them that love the Lord! (Rom.8:28) Even those that were wrong, were working out God's purpose!

WHAT DO YOU THINK THEY'LL SAY ABOUT US?--When they beat us, persecute us, and cast us into prison, and will some day kill us, for the "good" of the country--if not the world! The scribes, the Pharisees, the leaders of the corrupt church and establishment, the hypocritical parents, and the jealous rivals--What will they say?--What do they say? "They're a threat to the church, a danger to the country, perverters of our children, the enemies of education, disturbers of the peace, publicity hounds, lazy loafers, parasites of society, living in iniquity, free love, and adultery, drug addicts, criminals, revolutionists, subverters, seditionists, traitors, demon-possessed hypnotists, false prophets, destroyers of the true faith, enemies of the State, corrupters of our children, underminers of our System, friends of our enemies!"


BUT IF YOU WOULD ASK OUR OWN KIDS--WHAT WOULD THEY SAY--the kids with whom God has used us to save them from drugs and vice and crime, futility, hell on earth and hell hereafter? And what would some honest parents and our few friends say, who know the good we've done, and the souls we've saved, and the lives we've changed, and the usefulness, the joy, and happiness that we've brought to many, and the miracles God has done, the way He is blessing and using us for the Salvation of our youth, and as examples of what could and should be done to save them, and of what they can do to help themselves, by the power of His Grace! To hear them tell it, what would you think? It would be quite a different story!

AND YOUR LEADERS? ACCORDING TO OUR ENEMIES, THEY ARE THE WORST OF ALL--living in sin, crime, and false doctrine, leading the Children of God astray--false prophets of the Devil! If they could just get the leaders, the children would be saved! If they could destroy the leaders, they could save the followers! This they have tried to do and will continue to try till Jesus comes!

WHO'RE YOU GONNA BELIEVE?--YOUR LEADERS--OR THEIR ENEMIES? Whose history book are you reading?--Ours, or theirs?--God's or the Devil's?--God's Word, or man's word? It all depends on what you want to believe! It depends on whose side you're on!

WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON? How long go ye halting between two opinions?--If God be God, then serve Him;--If Baal be God, then serve Him!

If you're going to serve God, for God's sake, know what you're going to believe--and serve Him--no matter what they say!


sábado, 26 de dezembro de 2015


There is hardly anything that can be enjoyed in a hurry!--A glass of wine, a walk, a talk, a ride, a view, a meal or an embrace! GOD IS HARDLY EVER IN A HURRY! It takes Him time to make a baby, a flower, a tree, a sunset, or even a blade of grass. He is hardly ever in a hurry, UNLESS HE IS ANGRY! He hardly ever does anything suddenly--except Judgement!
It's a funny thing, but thoughts like this used to come to me when I was a little boy sitting on the hill. I used to think and wonder what everything meant, that it was all an ILLUSTRATION of something--everything SAID something! The sea is always peaceful and quiet and slow and leisurely, except when there's a STORM.
Speed kills! Haste makes waste! Patience takes faith! If you're in a hurry, you miss things, lose things, forget things and wear out quickly. You live it UP, but you might not be able to live it DOWN. You marry in HASTE, but repent at LEISURE! You save a MINUTE, but lose a LIFE! You are penny-WISE, but pound FOOLISH.
If you go slow, you get there quicker--at least you get there. Better LATE than NEVER.--Better SAFE than SORRY! If you stop to LOOK before you LEAP, you may not HAVE to leap at all! A MISS is as good as a MILE! It takes time to aim straight.
In the army we had targets that moved, or were there just for a moment and then disappeared. Some of the boys were in such a hurry to shoot, for fear it would disappear, they missed it altogether. But I waited until I was sure I could hit the bull's-eye and made "sharpshooter"--an expert rifleman with nine out of ten in competition! Some were in such a hurry they got so excited their rifles waved around and they jerked the trigger so quick it jerked the whole rifle and caused them to miss the mark! SIN is missing the mark! I took time to rest my elbow FIRMLY, hold my rifle SECURELY, aim ACCURATELY and SQUEEZE the trigger SLOWLY!
SQUEEZE--don't JERK--or you'll miss something! Rome wasn't built in a day! The Lord told me once it takes time to build a house! Once when I was in a big hurry to do something, to know something, to make a decision, He told me, "First, you must lay the foundation solidly, then lay brick upon brick and stone upon stone firmly with mortar, each piece fitting accurately, and you cannot do this in a hurry, or you'll have a wall that will crumble. Then, over all, the roof must be laid securely, beam upon beam, rafter upon rafter, tile upon tile. Then come the plasterers, then the painters and finally the finishers--hanging windows and doors, ceilings and floors--and then at last, you have a building fitly joined together, a beautiful sight to see--a well-made structure built slowly and well to last!"
But I've seen some buildings thrown up in a hurry, as some crooked contractors used to joke: "Long enough to get out of them before they fall!"--And it was this kind that collapsed in the storm and slew its occupants! I saw thousands of these demolished in the Great Miami Hurricane!--Thousands of people were killed by faultily hastily-built construction which could not stand the wind of adversity.
You can have peace even in the midst of storm, if you know you are secure and at rest in a safe building--strong, solid, well-built, unmoved by the wildest gale. A GOOD building doesn't get up and run away, it's not BLOWN away by the storm. It just sits tight until it blows over!
The wicked hasteth to sin with his tongue--and with his feet and with his hands!-- Pro.19:2b . But WE are to wait upon the Lord! He that WAITS upon the Lord shall renew his strength (Isa.40:31a)--instead of wearing out! "Thou shalt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he TRUSTETH in Thee." "They that BELIEVE have entered into rest." "He giveth His beloved REST!"-- Isa.26:3 ; Heb.4:3a ; Psa.127:2b .
Rest in the Lord! Patience takes faith. Tribulation worketh patience, because it COMPELS you to trust the Lord, to have faith in God for the outcome!-- Rom.5:3 .
"The wicked are like the troubled sea, when it cannot rest. There is no rest, saith my God, for the wicked."-- Isa.57:20,21 . They are tossed to and fro and they cannot rest. No rest for the wicked!
"But there remaineth a rest for the Children of God!"-- Heb.4:9 .
Squeeze!--Don't jerk!--Or you'll miss something, and missing the mark of God is sin!
When Moses was in a hurry to deliver the Children of God, he killed the Egyptian and had to flee alone for his own life only. But after 40 years of patiently, humbly tending sheep in the wilderness with time to listen to the Voice of God instead of his own impulses, he was ready for the slow, laborious, patient work of the Exodus--slow, but sure!
The hare never made it, but the tortoise did!
Then 40 days and nights on the mountain and he heard from God, but in one split second of anger, he broke all Ten Commandments and lost the whole thing, and had to go back and spend another 40 days; his haste took him twice as long.
My wife used to say to me on the way to some meeting or appointment, "Now, Honey, we don't have time for any of your shortcuts", because she knew what usually happened when I started cutting across country, trying to find a quicker way. We usually got lost entirely and wound up later than ever! Squeeze, don't jerk, or you'll miss the mark--and that's a sin.
Sometimes my wife gets very impatient with me, because I don't answer her immediately when she asks me a question. But it takes TIME to THINK and PRAY, to be sure you give the RIGHT ANSWER. Anybody can shoot off his mouth immediately, but is he really saying anything? Be slow to speak and slow to anger. Go slow, take your time, you'll enjoy it more--even love-making! You'll get more out of life.
My Father used to sing a little ditty: "Never let yourself get worried, hurried or flurried, or else you'll find yourself getting harried, married or buried!"
Squeeze, don't jerk, or you'll miss the mark--and that's a sin!
"Go to the ant, thou sluggard" (Pro.6:6a)--but it takes time even to study the busy little antics of the ant, to learn anything from him. "Be thou not slothful, but diligent in business" (Rom.12:11)--the sloth hangs there all day on the limb with his eyes shut, sleeping--scarcely moving, till he looks like he's part of the tree. He's not just SLOW--he acts like he's dead!
When on the firing line, I was neither hasty nor did I forget to fire altogether, but I took reasonable time to aim straight and SQUEEZE, not jerk!
"Be temperate in all things--let your moderation be known to all men!"-- 1Cor.9:25 ; Phil.4:5 . Don't run too fast, lest you stumble, and don't just sit there! Do something, but walk circumspectly!-- Eph.5:15 .
Squeeze, don't jerk, or you may miss the mark--and that's a sin!

quinta-feira, 24 de dezembro de 2015


I’d been trying not to think about Christmas, dreading the day, hoping against hope that some angel would come into my life and make everything okay. I even tried pretending that it was just a normal day, nothing special, in hopes that would make the loneliness go away. But I couldn’t avoid it: Christmas was all around me, and I was alone. No one to talk to, no one to laugh with, and no one to wish me a happy Christmas. With each minute that passed I was getting more depressed, and that’s what I dreaded the most!

To cheer myself up, I searched for happy memories to occupy my mind. One that popped up was about my Sunday school teacher. He had been an easygoing, friendly man who spent a lot of time with us kids and had a knack for making things fun. He had said that Jesus was the joy of his life. His words ran through my mind as I thought back to those childhood days: “Just take Jesus with you.”

Would that work?I thought about it. I was alone—no one would know the difference. So I decided then and there to make Jesus my friend for the day.

We did everything together: drank hot chocolate by the fire, walked the streets together, talked about how pretty the world was, laughed, and waved at passers-by. I could almost feel His arm around me everywhere I went and hear His voice talking to me. In whispers beyond the realm of audible sound, He told me He loved me—yes, me—and that He would always be my friend. Somehow I knew I would never be alone again.
As I lay down to sleep that Christmas night, I felt so happy, so peaceful, so content. It seemed odd, but then again it didn’t. I’d spent the day with Jesus, and I just hoped that others had had as happy a Christmas Day as me.

I am not alone at all, I thought. I was never alone at all. And that, of course, is the message of Christmas. We are never alone. Not when the night is darkest, the wind coldest, the world seemingly most indifferent. For this is still the time God chooses.—Taylor Caldwell (1900–1985)

I am with you always, even to the end of the age.—Jesus, Matthew 28:20 NLT