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No, dear reader, I haven’t mis-spelled a word in my title, I’m just rather partial to puns…

393px-Gojira_1954_poster_3Do you ever wish you could read a book or watch a movie in which nothing goes wrong, where nobody gets hurt and there are no problems to solve? I’ve discussed with my sons the fact that works of fiction probably would never meet with much, if any success, without trouble at their center.

Without some sort of tension to resolve-injustice, war, loss, unfulfilled desires, threats or enemies-any movie, novel or drama would probably be rather hum-drum and not very interesting to the majority of people. Can you think of any work of fiction without at least one problem to put right? Even Christian stories center on family break-up, loss, persecution or aggressive debate.

It seems that while we all hate to suffer ourselves, we want to see others suffering, at a distance…but then perhaps to see the problem resolved at the end of the story. The hero must win the battle, or wreak revenge, or get his desired lover. If there isn’t a problem, we like to create one…don_quijote_and_sancho_panzaWe like to tell ourselves that we enjoy seeing suffering because it “reflects reality” and touches upon our own struggles. Even sci-fi and fantasy stories are really just dressed up hypothesized versions of real-life problems, although in these times some Hollywood-style stories attempt or hope to shape reality rather than mirror it.

History is a long succession of stories filled with tensions and resolutions, and in many cases there is no happy ending. So it is even in the Biblical narrative. Problems begin almost on the first page, when Adam and Eve fail a simple test. But wait a minute: why is there a test to pass or fail in the first place? Wasn’t it God himself who put that nasty tree in the garden? And wasn’t it God who seems to have turned his back while the Tempter came to persuade Eve to disobey? Behind it all, God had a grand plan-a scheme, the subject of the Bible: a narrative which is still in process of being acted out and fulfilled. I’ve written about this in my series “Why Do We Suffer?”Ary_Scheffer_-_The_Temptation_of_Christ_(1854)I was looking at a few facebook pages of people I used to know, and I was amazed to see even there that a common source of mirth and hilarity these days is ridicule of Donald Trump. Of course this isn’t news to any of us-it’s going on in many places. And the things they say about him are hateful, spiteful and most often completely false. They come from a media and an entertainment industry which has declared war on the world’s leader and his supporters.

So what do they want in Trump’s place? Who would they replace him with? I’m convinced they want more of the same. They want what President Obama was working hard to give them: a throwing off of the influence Christianity has had over the past two millennia, and a reversal of the confusion and separation of Babel. At Babel God acted to prevent the world of men from being unified. He did that because he knew that any such unity would be in opposition against him and against all that he created mankind for. And sure enough, the modern socialistic, one-world movement seeks to redefine marriage, spirituality, gender, love, and just about everything you can think of which relates to the original plan of God for mankind. Trump, imperfect though he is-as we all are-and his supporters, seeks to set back the clock on the perversion of God’s plan. The dissenters, the “jokers” and the haters all seek to continue the movement away from God, which was so enthusiastically facilitated and encouraged by our last president, his appointed judges and his devoted followers.800px-Pieter_Bruegel_the_Elder_-_The_Tower_of_Babel_(Vienna)_-_Google_Art_Project_-_editedThe history of man has been likened to a tale of two cities: one the celestial city of God, and the other Babel, the city of man. It’s all actually one story only: history is His-story. I’ve written before about the “Beautiful City”, a place in which man will one day, he hopes, realize his Utopian dreams; where he can do whatever he wants without consequence or criticism, and from which God is banished forever. However, proponents of modern humanism and secularism do seem to like the idea of inviting into the free world one version of god and his followers, in the hope that this god will aid in the removal of the one they see as the great ogre-the Biblical God.

Why do the nations rage, and the people plot in vain? (Psalm 2:1 ESV).

Behind it all the devil works to take down free society so that the gospel of Jesus Christ can be strangled once and for all. Many people see this as a top priority in life. They just refuse to see the fact that the gospel cannot be controlled or suffocated, any more now than it ever has been; any more than it was at the beginning when Jesus Christ was crucified and his disciples scattered and persecuted throughout the world. Persecution, as horrible as it is, only serves to further the cause of the gospel.What-is-truth02All these people will accomplish is the loss of freedom. But freedom will not only be lost for those that they hate: it will be gone from them also, because the system they work to impose in God’s place is intentionally excluding the only source of freedom.

All the machinations of those who seek to destroy what the West has stood for, with all its failures and weaknesses, may succeed temporarily, and on a superficial level- the only level they’re willing or able to see and detect. But in fact they’re expending all their energies only upon that which God has already planned and foreseen. Man without God is like a convict digging an escape tunnel, only to find that the entire prison guard are waiting for him at the other end.

God’s grand story is still unfolding-we’re in the middle of it now. The last page of the story of rebellious man is not far away, and man himself is helping to write some of the detail. Our Creator will bring to completion the Resolution of all resolutions, when those who’ve sided with God’s only son Jesus Christ will experience the happiest ending of all. And the happiest ending of all will begin a never-ending succession of wonderful, amazing stories without tension, trouble, or problems.

There can be no other outcome for the world than God’s victory over man’s rebellion, because God is the creator and sustainer of all things. Not only this, but he, and his Son, are the beginning and the end of the grand story:

Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end (Revelation 22:12 The words of Jesus Christ-see verse 16)

 

 

 

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Warning! Here comes another extensive rant fueled by hot, steaming passion, guaranteed to drive away my two remaining readers! Once in a while a bloke just has to let off some steam and ramble on about what really hurts his brain like the Dickens: this is such a time…

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As I look around at all the rabid efforts to vilify Donald Trump and his supporters, as though they-we-have no right to partake in the political process or to have an opinion, and as I look around at the determination in Washington to remove Trump from office or at the very least to stop his progress and make him look like the biggest crook/buffoon/racist to ever occupy the White House, I can easily draw a line from where we are to the world of the book of Revelation. Truth is, without doubt, being thrown to the ground (Daniel 8:12).

There’s something of an attempted coup taking place in the US, in case you haven’t noticed. Its instigators seem to be hoping it will develop into a full-fledged revolution or civil war. Unfortunately for them Trump has far more support in the real world than they want to believe. Most moderate Democrats, I’m sure, are as uneasy about the whole situation as anyone else is and I think the radicals may well be just shooting themselves in the foot. Let’s hope so!

In any case, if the revolutionaries and their allies get their way, the US and the world will never be the same again. They know that if they can succeed in disposing of the only threat to their socialistic, immoral, West-destroying plans, there will be nothing standing in their path to “fundamental transformation”, since Trump is the only one with a spine and a following to oppose them: many Republicans just want to go with the flow and enjoy their positions.800px-Chrysaora_Colorata

Trump’s enemies had believed under President Obama that they held the direction of the country in their grip. Marx’s dreams were being realized almost without hindrance: the destruction of the Christian family, globalization, the marginalization of the Church, and the muzzling of all but politically correct speech. Notice that the underclass-those on welfare-were not decreasing in number but increasing, with fifty million people on food subsidies, and the nation doubling its debt in just eight years under Obama.

The election of Trump didn’t dampen the fervor of the revolutionaries: it spurred them on, being supported by the news media giants which are part of the movement. Obama said before the election that it was “dangerous” of Trump to suggest that a national election could be rigged, but as soon as his team lost the election they were attempting to claim it was rigged. No evidence has been found to this effect.

Marx, in his “Manifesto”, stated:

“Communists everywhere…openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions”.

These people rioting in the streets and forcibly silencing speakers who don’t agree with them are not interested in democracy-they want to attain their ends by any means necessary. They want to see an end to the old order and they’re becoming increasingly impatient.

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The fundamental transformation of the US was in full swing: trans-gender bathrooms in public schools, gay marriage, tax-payer funded abortion for any reason, dismantled borders, diminishing traditional families, mountains of regulations against small business and privacy growing ever larger, the silencing of dissenters including Catholic nuns, government sympathizers in control of the media and much of higher education, and globalists, including Obama, steering us towards global citizenship under an Islamic flag.

Democracy got in the way. And Trump, accused of just about everything his enemies could think up, against all the odds, the opposition and the attempts to smear him, won the electoral college outright-the constitutional requirement for election. The media and their “deep state” allies then cooked up the post-election “Russia-collusion” charge.

Several secret service agencies have all testified that there’s no evidence of such collusion. So the next investigative attack (which is no less than a witch hunt) besides all the previous accusations still being thrown around and the relentless screams of “racism”, is that Trump tried to obstruct justice in the Russia investigation. Why would he do that, if there was no collusion?

The investigators are being so thorough-poking their noses into everything they can imagine, that they’ll probably soon be examining Trump’s DNA to find out if he has any Russian ancestors. Oh, but that wouldn’t be racism or bigotry of-course. They’re practically gnashing their teeth in desperation to find something-anything-to use as an excuse for impeachment, or at least to turn his voters against him. In centuries past, many heads would have rolled by now as the result of such treason.

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If the coup were to succeed, there will be nothing else and no-one else to stop the movement towards Obama’s vision of the nation-or rather the end of it-and the world. Any Republican who may be willing to fight the establishment (are there any?) would be similarly attacked and maligned by our “free” (ha ha) press and the wealthy liberal establishment. All dissenters to their political correctness will be pushed aside, mocked, locked up, silenced, and vilified. Now that’s fascism. Hitler and his Nazis were socialists, not capitalists: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Nazi-Party

Hitler’s Nazis silenced the Church, tightly controlled business, destroyed privacy, locked people up for saying the wrong things, denigrated the value of human life, sided with Muslims against Jews, and held complete control of all media outlets: all the things the liberals were doing and want to continue doing to a greater extent.

If the coup were to succeed, borders will soon be gone, polygamy and pedophilia with consent will be the next taboos to go, and men will marry dogs, cats, ostriches and trees. Free-speech will die, along with many millions more unwanted babies. The Christian gospel will be labeled “hate-speech”. Islam will be put on a fast track to the dominance it seeks, as was Obama’s wish. In fact, Obama may even make a come-back courtesy of his many admirers (Revelation 13:3). Israelis will be pressured heavily into handing over their ancient capital to their enemies. Iran will dominate the Middle-East.

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If the coup were to succeed, the UN will be handed US sovereignty on a plate. A super-wealthy liberal elite will rule us all, defended and promoted by the “news” media. Taxes will rise causing food and fuel prices to increase greatly. We will be told what we can and cannot do in every single area of our life except morality which will be a free-for-all. Death panels will decide who gets what medical treatment and who can be born. Racism and sexism will be directed entirely against white men with government approval.

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PROPHECY AND PROBABILITY, POLITICS AND APATHY

According to at least one view of Christian theology if we really have faith we shouldn’t worry what happens to our world, because we’re all going to suddenly pop off to heaven in the rapture long before anything nasty happens here on the earth: we don’t need to engage in politics because God has it all in hand anyway, and most importantly, politics is “of the world”. These people believe that it’s a sin to engage in politics-except when it comes to voting “left” of course.

Try telling the hundreds of thousands of Christians murdered or driven from their homes and their nations in Middle-Eastern countries in recent years by political ideology, while the great Obama claimed to be “containing” their murderers, that we should just let any old tyrant take control of our nations and our world. And try telling it to the millions of babies who’ve been ripped from the womb because too many people think it’s “worldly” to engage in a political process which could halt the holocaust, and who won’t support their current president who by his own words is willing and ready to do what he can to stop it.

Yes, I do believe that God is ultimately in control of all things. He was also in control of all things when he sent Moses-a man-to confront Pharaoh. He was in control when Elijah confronted Ahab, when David confronted the Philistines, when John the Baptist confronted Herod, and when Paul appealed to Caesar. Yes lets pray for revival starting with ourselves, but let’s also engage in a political system which was fought for by Godly men to give us the freedom and prosperity we enjoy.

All of the aims of man without God in our age fulfill the warnings in Revelation and Bible prophecy in general: global governance, the persecution of Christians-legal and open in most UN nations already, rampant immorality, global communications and surveillance, a hatred of Jews and particularly Jews in their ancient capital, truth being thrown to the ground, and the dominance of a system which beheads people as a punishment for dissenters.

I’m not saying that all of this will happen immediately after Trump is gone for whatever reason, but extreme liberals in the US and elsewhere are wanting to tip the world in that direction, and most moderates and those on the right are too soft or too unwilling to do or say anything to stop them, for fear of being the targets of tolerant hatred themselves.

As I washed more eggs off the back of my vehicle, one of which almost scored a direct hit on the “Make America Great Again” sticker, I mused the motive of the deliverer of those ovulatory projectiles. Was it tolerance? Was it peace? Was it brotherly love and inclusion? Hmm…

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Just for the record, the vehicle is twenty-one years old and would cost more to sell than I could get for it. Perhaps I should just scramble it.

There’s some serious hatred of Trump in the US and distrust in some parts of the world. What has he actually done to deserve that? My contention is that he hasn’t done anything: the hatred is the result of a giant smear campaign, funded by wealthy socialists and globalists…

Theresa May lost her desired majority in the UK election. She also lost her opportunity to be a real man (er… woman) and to speak for millions of people who don’t want “fundamental change”: perhaps that’s why she didn’t get that majority. She’s one of the many millions who’ve been silenced by political correctness, who are afraid to say “boo” to a goose (or a chicken) lest-horror of horrors-they be labeled “hatemongers”, “bigots” and “racists”, and their vehicles be pelted with eggs by tolerant, loving, sophisticated world-citizens.

I know something about the Brits, having been one for almost all my life. Traditionally they’re tolerant and polite even when inside they don’t really like someone. And it’s that tolerance and politeness which stands to land them in a whole heap of trouble, rather like Chamberlain’s tolerance and politeness did in the forties. Brits are just so nice that they can’t even imagine that anyone would want to wage something like civilizational jihad against them. If they did know, and as long as those waging civilizational jihad against them did it politely, they really wouldn’t mind. In fact they would help…which is exactly what they are doing. It’s a case of the proverbial frog in the pot slowly coming to a boil without realizing it. Perhaps he’ll make frog tea…

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As I’ve said, I agree that the vast majority of Muslims are peace-loving and honorable people who just want to get on with their lives like the rest of us. And that’s why Brits are content to accept them into their midst-by the millions. The problem is that a small minority of them take their ideology very seriously, as their founder did and as the Turks who almost succeeded in invading Western Europe did.  And I know from decades of interest in world affairs that in every single Islamic country of the world now there are extremists pushing the nominal on to greater commitment. They push by means of violence if necessary. Even in the more extremely dedicated Islamic nations the majority are forced continually to become more dedicated. The problem is not just a case of ISIS having a temper-tantrum outside their own confines.

Trump has dared to stick his neck out on this issue. But he’s absolutely not “anti-Muslim” as his enemies have attempted to convince us: his recent visit to Saudi Arabia and the Arab League was a roaring success, despite how the anti-Trump media tried to portray it.

However, like it or not, with the millions of law-abiding immigrants come more extremists and their ideology. And what do our other  world “leaders” in the West care? I’ll tell you what: they want us to “get used to it”. And why are those who hold the reigns of power, who have the potential to steer us into a reasonably safe future, choose instead to make platitudinous statements about us all pulling together and not changing our ways, while doing nothing but coming to clean up the mess when there’s a terrorist attack?

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It’s because many of them now want us all to be “citizens of the world” rather than having our own national identity. Nationalism breeds war, they think, and preserves that awful Christian morality nonsense. They agree with Lennon’s line that if we could just do away with borders, all the people of the world will be kissing each other and blissfully saying goodbye to religion (except Islam, the religion of choice for socialists) forever.

Israel is one of the obstacles to a world-wide utopia, because Israelis persist in being Jewish and in living in their ancient capital. Trump supports the Jewish state, making him a giant obstacle to globalist ideals.

The push for globalism among the elites is gathering momentum and power. President Obama virtually wiped out US borders because of his views on this, and the Democrats were and still are fully behind him. So were their media people-those now doing everything in their power to remove Trump from office, no matter what it takes, and no matter how much they have to lie to do it. I say “elites” intentionally, because a large number of people, especially in the UK, have fallen for the belief that all the rich powerful people are nationalists and “extreme-right-wingers”. All Trump supporters are racist, rich and ignorant, they’ve been told, while all those kind, tolerant, inclusive socialists and liberals are just poor lowly types trying to scrape together a few pennies to help their fellow man get by.

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No, it’s the big boys at the top who have all the money and all the power who are driving us on to a one-world, Babylon-esque society, mashing together differing cultures, inventing  man-made climate-change and the ludicrous notion that we can change the climate back by giving them more money, and calling anyone who dares to oppose them “hateful bigots”.

THE OTHER SOURCE OF OPPOSITION TO TRUMP

I say “other source”, but really the two are inextricably linked. Western globalists think that once they get everyone in the same boat we’ll all have the same views on morality: liberal views. I think they’ll find out that the Muslims have different plans.

There’s also an undeniable spiritual thread to the whole situation: more on that another time.

It was known early on in Trump’s campaign that he leaned towards Christian belief, and that he largely held to Christian morality in his proposed policies, as did a large number of his followers. He made it clear that he would oppose unnecessary abortion and Obama’s requirements that the rest of us pay for them (he has and is-see note 3) and that he would reverse President Obama’s rulings on transgender bathrooms: he has. Obama issued a decree stating that all public schools must allow kids to use whichever bathroom they wanted to use on any given day, according to which gender they felt like being (note 1). Where’s the respect for women, who overwhelmingly want privacy, in that? Trump reversed the ruling (thank you President Trump). President Obama did all he could to push for gay rights and gay marriage. He ordered the military to take part in gay pride celebrations (note 2).

Trump is an altogether different animal, as is his vice-president. It’s this stand on morality and his respect for established laws and the constitution which brought the full force of the news media, Hollywood, the Democratic Party and all their ultra-rich donors against him and his followers. We Trump supporters are “ignorant” because we don’t see the world their way, and because we didn’t go along with Obama’s and Hillary’s “fundamental change”, but they’re oh so sophisticated and intelligent! Sophisticated people want the rest of us to pay for babies to be aborted.

No, Trump didn’t introduce polarity to America, it was already here. It was here because far more people opposed Obama and Hillary’s “fundamental change” than the elites and their followers had hoped. Trump’s enemies were sure that their propaganda in universities and on TV had done its work.

It’s my opinion that if Obama had just held back on his pronouncements on transgender bathrooms, and if he had not tried so hard to eradicate the “radical Islamic terrorist” label, just enough people would have voted for Hillary to continue that fundamental change: I’m glad he didn’t.

Scrambled eggs, anyone?

NOTES

1 http://abcnews.go.com/US/obama-administration-public-schools-transgender-students-access-bathrooms/story?id=39081956

2 https://patriotpost.us/alexander/13881

3 https://aclj.org/pro-life/shocking-planned-parenthood-annual-report-shows-abortions-taxpayer-funding-and-profits-soar-prenatal-services-and-cancer-screenings-plummet

 

 

 

Are we in the United States living in a racist, fascist state? Is the new US government opposed to immigration?

Yesterday, April 18th, I became a citizen of the United States. Granted, I’m white: I’m not going to apologize for that. But of the twenty-three people taking part in the swearing-in ceremony I attended, thirteen countries were represented. The bulk of the immigrants were Hispanic, a few were African, and one was from Iraq, named Mohammed.

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I relate this personal experience because I’m amazed at the number of people I’m coming across who have somehow been convinced that Donald Trump-the great Satan in their eyes-is putting a stop to all immigration.

Just this morning, as I told a few of my work-mates what happened to me yesterday, a young man from Korea joined the conversation, and told me that I’d gained citizenship just  in time, because, according to him, Trump is “…deporting all the immigrants”.

I replied that the only immigrants being deported are those who are illegal and who’ve committed a serious crime. The area I live in is heavily populated with Hispanics, and they are clearly under no threat whatsoever. The only immigrants Trump wanted to “ban”-temporarily-were from six Middle-Eastern countries known to harbor enemies of the West, and sworn to kill as many people as they can by stealth and cowardly surprise.

Those who are sowing such lies as the one I mentioned above are sowing hatred and discord. And while I don’t want to have to be another media-basher, the blame lies squarely at the feet of the mainstream media, who have no interest in reporting facts, but only in working to push the collective mind of the nation their way: the warped, false, hateful way.

Thank you Mr. President! You continue to blow out of the water the false, empty claim that you only care for the rich…

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I’ve never purchased my own health insurance in the US-I’ve been blessed with good health, and I haven’t had the money to afford it. So when our last president (you know who) introduced the “affordable care act” and declared that failure to take part and pay for insurance would incur penalties, I didn’t take part, expecting to pay the penalties which I knew would cost less than the premiums. Early plans by some Democrats were to jail those who didn’t comply. And they accuse Trump of being a fascist! To give President Obama credit, I don’t think he intended to enforce that.

This tax season I found on my tax return a question about whether I had purchased health insurance. Expecting to pay Obama’s penalties, I found instead the following notice:

On January 20, 2017 President Trump signed an executive order called, Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal. This executive order allows you to file a tax return without paying a penalty even if the tax family did not have minimum essential cover-age) or show exemptions from coverage. By law taxpayers without coverage and without an exception are subject to a penalty, but because of this order the IRS allows you to instruct the tax software not to calculate it and not to include it in your return.

Thank you President Trump. You continue to fulfill my expectations-a rare accomplishment for a politician…

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