Friday, August 19, 2016

Conservatism Without the Righteousness of Almighty God is Bankrupt.
















In the past eight years - before our very eyes - we have seen the near complete erosion and extinction of conservative policies and programs in US politics. The United States is increasingly becoming a secular socialist state while abandoning and despising our representative republic of "In God We Trust", which we were founded upon. Our Judeo-Christian heritage, morality and values do not dominate our culture and society as they once did. Another reality is that many have never known any other kind of society than what presently exists. Accountability, responsibility and virtue are “hisses and by-words” in Hollywood, the Media Establishment, College/University Campuses and in Washington D.C. In the Ivory Tower realms of the Society Elite, there is also scoffing. These groups on the Left hate “nominal” Christianity and hate even more true Biblical Christianity. They seek to slander Christianity – and especially Christians - at every opportunity while they defend all sorts of godlessness, immorality and vice. There is, however, a “new wave” in the arena of talk media led by Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, etc., who lead the current fight for conservatism. These are able to counter the mainstream Media's secular leftist liberal bent, but they are unable to stop the erosion and corrosion in secular leftist leaning Washington D.C. What are conservatives to do? Many conservatives are frustrated, many try to be optimistic, many are frightened, and many have just plain given up.

The sad thing today is that many conservatives have no comprehension of the Kingdom of God, which Christ will set up at His triumphant return to earth.

The reality is that once these crucial foundations have completely eroded, they will never come back. Is it hopeless for conservatism? Yes, indeed, if Almighty God is left out of the equation. God’s Word asks the reader of Psalm 11:3, If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? The sad thing today is that many conservatives have no comprehension of the Kingdom of God, which Christ will set up at His triumphant return to earth. This truth is clearly taught in God's Word, the Bible. Conservatives in general are "church-going” individuals who, "have a form of godliness but no power" (2 Timothy 3:5). Many are biblically illiterate and adhere to church traditions rather than truth. They know nothing of God's righteous demands required for fallen man (i.e., man with a sinful nature) as revealed in scripture. When it comes to “A-B-C” knowledge of the truths of the Bible, ignorance greater than the understanding is found to be the case. There is little biblical reality or soundness when it comes to what most conservatives really believe.

Conservatism without the Christ of The Holy Scriptures and the righteous perfection of Almighty God is absolutely bankrupt.

Fallen humanity that practices a “moral lifestyle” and conservative principles is still fallen (i.e., tainted by sin, and full of human imperfections) and therefore doomed. The Bible speaks of the conditions that will be present in the last days (the days preceding Christ’s return).

2 Timothy 3:1-5 states: "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away."

And in 1 John 2:18, "Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time." (This describes a universal attitude or spirit that hates the True Christ of the scriptures.)

In 2 Thessalonians 2:1-7a, "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, showing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. For the mystery of iniquity doth already work…"

These conditions have always existed but they have never existed at this intensity and at the global level seen today. Conservatives must face the reality that these conditions must come to pass before the triumphant return of Christ to earth, without whom there is absolutely no hope.

What must a Conservative do?

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed" (Romans 10:9-11).

"Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved!" (Acts 16:31).

"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil" (Proverbs 3:5-7).

"Have faith in God." (Mark 11:22).

"And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come" (1 Thessalonians 1:10).

There is hope today and it is found only in Jesus Christ, The Savior of the World! "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me" (John 14:6).

In these trying Last Days may Conservatives abandon their trust in a conservative optimism, replacing it instead with biblical realism and optimism, to ultimately find their hope and trust in Almighty God and His Word alone. Conservatism without Christ is vanity (emptiness) and has no future at all.

My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness! On Christ the Solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Refusing to Face the REALITY

















My dear friends, just in my little life time (born in 1968)  even I have seen such change in our nation that it scares me to death and if I knew not the Lord as my Savior (born in 1991) and practiced His ETERNAL perspective (Eph. 2:6, Col. 3:1-4) I would be horrified beyond all imagination. My friend there is NO WAY OUT unless one walks Heaven's trail (John 14:6). No wonder people never have the courage to look into the eyes of REALITY and do not want to talk about what is going on today. To face today's realities one MUST face ones own personal ETERNAL REALITIES and that is something people will NOT do (John 3:19-21). It is absolutely too raw for them to entertain and in their heart of hearts the bottom line is that they LOVE the darkness and hate the light (REALITY). These choose to hide behind a paper thin wall of delusional optimistic appraisals and the lie that it will all work out for them in the end... even ones death (Prov. 16:25). These have great faith in their delusions and the solutions of our day, their lawless leaders and in this world's system of Adam's fallen race (Rom. 1:18-24, 5:12-21, Eph. 2:1-2). Oh deceived and fools! Wake up!!! For you are headed straight into the heart of a storm which you could never imagine (Rev. 6-19). For you are headed straight into the Day of global tribulation and the Wrath of Almighty God the RIGHTEOUS and who will be abide to abide (Jer.10:10, Micah 3:2, Rev. 6-19).

To face today's realities one MUST face ones ETERNAL REALITIES and that is something people will NOT do.

Since we began this website in the spring of 2008 the conditions here in America have NOT gotten any better... at all! It was after the mass election of progressives and the loss of both the House and the Senate in the 06 elections and GWB's willingness to compromise with socialistic Democrats that we came to the final conclusion that the jig was up and we were past the point of no return as a nation. Thus we took on the IFB motto... "The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!"

Since 2008 and our message has been mocked and scoffed at by the majority of conservatives (FR) as fatalistic, crazy, retreating gibberish, spineless and yellow-belly cowardliness to not take on the fight. Dear friend, these are baseless accusations for we do our part, but our point was to do our part and not trust in America's future anymore for it is over. We have sought to have individuals come to saving knowledge of the Lord, to apply and understand God's Word and sound the warning trumpet that indeed the Day of the Lord is at hand. Since 2008 we as conservatives have written our legislators, stayed on the cutting edge of the news and politics, spoke up, attended Tea Party rallies and have gotten out the vote etc... however things here in America have ONLY EXPONENTIALLY sped up for the worse.

Since 2008 we as conservatives have written our legislators, stayed on the cutting edge of the news and politics, spoke up, attended Tea Party rallies and have gotten out the vote etc... however things here in America have ONLY EXPONENTIALLY sped up for the worse.

We as a nation are already off of the cliff and in mid air towards our national doom. We are free falling at present with our foot to the floor with fatal impact moments away, but yet kool-aid drinkers abound, the low info crowd stays..."low info'd...,  conservatives trust that there still is a chance to save our nation which is saturated with lawlessness, moderates trust that compromise with lawlessness will fix our nation and the progressive Left believe and trust that America's utopia is just around the corner. All these groups have one thing in common, they all are oblivious to REALITY and subjective in their thinking (Rom. 1:18-24). All these groups REFUSE to believe what Almighty God's Word states ever so clearly about ETERNAL salvation, mankind's fall, the Day of the Lord, Almighty God the Son's glorious return, His 1000 year Kingdom reign in RIGHTEOUSNESS and ETERNITY in a new heavens and earth (Acts 4:12, Rom. 1:18-32, 10:2-4, 2 Peter 3:3, Isa 2:1-4, 11:1-10, Mic 4:1-4, Zech.14:16-21, Rev 19:11-21,20:11-15, 21-22:1-5). Thus all these groups are doomed unless they wake up REALITY and receive the mercy and grace of Almighty God which He has provided for the world in His precious Son (John 3:16-17).

You see my dear friends... the Bible is not a "religious" book, its spiritual and moral absolutes, precepts and word are RIGHTEOUS, REALITY and TRUTH which transcends time and ETERNITY.

You see my dear friends... the Bible is not a "religious" book, its spiritual and moral absolutes, precepts and word are RIGHTEOUS, REAL and TRUE which transcend time and ETERNITY (Psalm 138:2, John 17:17, Rev. 21-22:15). You see my dear friend, Jesus was not a weak, frail failure, a "victim" of the powers that be, a "good" man or teacher, a social engineer, a moral relativist or your homeboy. He is Almighty God the Son who holds ETERNITY in His nail pierced hands (Isa. 9:6-7, Mic 5:2, Rev. 1:11). He is the Creator of the Heavens (the billions of galaxy's and Universe) and the earth (John 1:1-3, Heb. 1:2-3). He is the King of ETERNAL glory who left Heaven's ETERNAL glorious throne in Divine Love to be the Savior of the world and to be the RIGHTEOUS propitiation (John 1:14, Phil. 2:5-10, John 3:16-17, 1 John 2:2, 4:10) for a big old bad ugly world that absolutely hates and despises His guts and RIGHTEOUSNESS (John 1:10-12, Rom. 1:18-32, Eph. 2:1-10, 1 Peter 3:18).

You see my dear friend, Jesus was not a weak, frail failure, a "victim" of the powers that be, a "good" man and teacher, a social engineer, a moral relativist or your homeboy. He is Almighty God the Son who holds ETERNITY in His nail pierced hands.

Christ rose FOREVER VICTORIOUS from the grave and crushed death's reign, who's shackles since the fall have bound the sons and daughters of Adam (Rom. 5:12-21, ! Cor. 15:58, Heb. 2:14-15). He has liberated the souls of men who have placed their trust in His saving work (John 1:12, Rom. 7:24-25, 1 Cor. 15:55-58, Gal. 1:4, Eph. 2:1-12, Heb. 2:14-15) and has proclaimed the certain ETERNAL doom of lawless and godless men and women as well (John 3:36, 8:24). HE then ascended to the Right Hand of Almighty God the Father and WILL come again in glory to crush Lucifer's angelic rebellion and mankind's as well (Psalm 110:1, Zech. 14:3-9, Heb. 1:2-3, Rev. 19:11-21, 20:1-3,10). He WILL then establish His Kingdom reign which will NEVER end and He will rule with RIGHTEOUSNESS, MERCY and GRACE for a thousand years (Isa. 11:1-10, Dan. 2:44-45, 7:13-14, Zech. 14:3-21, Rev. 19:15, 20:5-6). He WILL then judge the sons and daughters of Adam in RIGHTEOUSNESS (Rev. 20:11-15, 21:8, 22:11) and then dissolve time and commence the ETERNAL estate of the redeemed in which they WILL reign with Him FOREVERMORE in RIGHTEOUSNESS, JOY and PEACE (John 14:1-4, 1 Cor. 2:9, Rev. 21-22:1-5).

...but yet these WILL continue to refuse and reject the WONDROUS redeeming LOVE of Almighty God and WILL hold unto their godless delusion unto the end and WILL call TRUE REALITY a delusion and tyrannical and those who believe Almighty God bigots and crazy.

My dear friends, this is REALITY and this is what all human beings throughout the world today need to receive, but yet these WILL continue to refuse and reject the WONDROUS redeeming LOVE of Almighty God and WILL hold onto their godless delusion unto the end and WILL call TRUE REALITY a delusion and tyrannical and those who believe Almighty God bigots and crazy (Isa. 5:20, John 3:19-21, Rom. 1:18-32, 1 Cor. 1:18-31, Rev. 9:20-21).

My dear friends, Almighty God cries out to you today and this fallen and godless world to repent and be saved from the wrath which is to come, for it IS coming (John 3:36, Rev. 6-19). There can NEVER be any place for lawlessness in Almighty God's RIGHTEOUS ETERNITY for then it would be no different than here on the doomed and fallen planet of earth (1 Cor. 6:9-10, 15:50, Rev. 21:27, 22:11).

My dear friends, Almighty God cry's out to you today and this fallen and godless world to repent and be saved from the wrath which is to come, for it IS coming.

Today, even if you are a scoffer but want to truly know, call out to Him and ask Him to bring you and show you the TRUTH (John 4:24, 14:6) and He most surely will. Believe me, I know my friends. Before I came to Christ I had my lists of justifications for my godless life and God knows I beat my drum but in the end Almighty God showed me in His mercy and grace how right He was and how doomed and wrong I was (Eph. 2:1-2). Oh my dear friends DO NOT be a fool! Almighty God does very much care for you and has not forsaken you but you have forsaken Him and His RIGHTEOUSNESS (Rom. 5:6-8, 8:32). The whole world has forsaken God - John 1:10) and those who have Almighty God's pardon through receiving His precious Son can testify that ONLY Jesus saves and sets one free from the bondage of this fallen world and its oppressors and from the ETERNAL consequences of a lawless and godless life (Eph. 2:1-10, Rev. 20:11-15).

May you see the ETERNAL picture of what this life (existence - born -die) is TRULY about. The Son and TRUTH will set you FREE and you will be liberated (FREE) indeed (John 8:32,36)!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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Monday, August 15, 2016

Now Is the Day!

The time for unbelief, scoffing and ignorance must be put aside for objective Biblical REALITY. Hold onto "your" unbelief, slothfulness and fear if you so choose to but only expect ruin and desolation for your ETERNAL future and in this temporal existence here in time (John 3:36, 1 John 2:15-17, Rev. 20:11-15). My dear friend NOW IS THE DAY to choose to abandon and cast away your ideals which exclude Almighty God, His Word and His ETERNAL promises for you and place your trust in the Savior of the world! My friend when you do this in full sincerity you will be set FREE from the wrath of Almighty God and the power of death and you my dear friend will truly NEVER be the same (John 8:32, 36)! We here at the IFB can truly testify to that TRUTH and REALITY for we ourselves full know it to be so. If the REALITY of Almighty God's claims were not so my dear friends, well… we would be out fishing, eating, drinking and being merry for all would be vanity (1 Cor. 15:11-22); but that is NOT the case, for we are YOUR servants for Christ’s sake in these last days before He comes for us! How can we not be, for we owe Him and we know what He has truly done for us! My dear friend, have faith in Almighty God and join us as we serve and REJOICE in the ETERNAL WONDERFUL PERSON of ALMIGHTY GOD! Only the fool will say no to the wondrous love of the Savior. May you not be one of them. (Eph. 5:16-17)

THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND!

DJP I.F.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Michael Phelps, Gold Metals and Man's Vanity







No one can deny that Michael Phelps' years of dedication and hard work has absolutely paid off in the last three Olympics. He has made multitudes of Americans including myself proud to be an American! Michael has established himself as the Olympic's greatest athlete of all time winning 28 metals, 23 of those gold! That is quite an accomplishment to top in one's brief existence here in time but the question at hand here is, do gold metals and men's great achievements have any ETERNAL merit and weight to them (Psalm 39:5, 1 Peter 1:7, 18-19, 1 John 2:16-17)? No offense to Michael as we look at this topic - since this thought applies to all - but while everyone throughout the world is paying attention to Michael's great achievement, why not take the time and make people consider and think this brief life through; for this little vapor called time is less than a drop of water in the ETERNAL bucket of FOREVER (Rom. 10:2-4, John 3:36, 1 John 16-17). Ty Cobb, Cy Young, Jim Thorpe, Jesse Owens, Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, Roberto Clemente,  Mohammad Ali etc, etc, have all had their brief moments in the sun, have greatly achieved and now have gone the way of the earth FOREVER. If these individuals could speak now from their ETERNAL habitation, what would their message be in light of all of their great achievements and fame?
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That is quite an accomplishment to top in one's brief existence here in time but the question at hand here is, do gold metals and man's great achievements have any ETERNAL weight to them.

The Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes is the tragic biography of Adam’s fallen race (i.e., humanity) told by the wisest of all men, King Solomon. King Solomon possessed it all: wisdom, brilliance, discernment, authority, prestige, riches/ wealth, property/ possessions, power, fame, women and glory. Amazingly, as he was reflecting on his life in his last days, he made this very sobering and tragic statement: “Vanity of vanities…all is vanity” (Eccl. 1:1-15, 12:7-8).

In possessing all of this stature and achievement, it never satisfied the ETERNAL void of his heart. All of it did not - and could not - yield peace and contentment. In the end, all of Solomon's great achievements and pomp could never deliver him in the hour of his death. To Solomon, all indeed was truly dust in the wind...

Dust in the Wind, the title of a song released by the group Kansas in the late 1970’s, is a melancholy piece regarding the terrible uncertainties and brevity of earthly existence. There is no certainty, no hope, no expectation, no solution and no deliverance. The song is painted with pessimistic colors and presents a bleak and tragic picture with absolute abandonment and no salvation to be found. All we are is dust in the wind…
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All we are is dust in the wind.

What the majority of humanity (and the song) greatly misses is that WITHOUT Almighty God, our Creator and Sustainer and His righteousness, all is indeed an absolute tragedy, vanity and dust in the wind (Psalm 39:5). My friend, that was NEVER Almighty God’s plan and purpose for His creation (Rom. 5:12-21). It is Almighty God’s sincerest desire that all would come to the saving knowledge of His Son Jesus Christ and have ETERNAL Life. The Bible states:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:16-17)

"Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die…?" (Ezekiel 33:11)

"For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost" (Matt 18:11)

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light" (Matt 11:28-30)

Jesus said, "The thief (Satan) cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly" (John 10:10)

Your existence here in time does not have to end in vanity. Almighty God has a great future plan and purpose for your life.

But as it is written, "Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him" (1 Cor. 2:9)

"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live" (John 11:25)

"And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever" (Rev. 22:5)
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Without Almighty God’s remedy for our sinful condition which is found only in the Person of His Son Jesus Christ, indeed all is truly vanity and dust in the wind.
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"For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? " (Matt 16:26)

"Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah" (Psalm 39:5).

"And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire" (Rev 20:11-15).

In the end, Solomon fully comprehended that Almighty God was absolutely essential for the existence of man. To know Him is life ETERNAL with great expectation and purpose!

"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil" (Eccl. 12:13,14)

Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior? To know Him is to have ETERNAL Life and possess ETERNAL Hope. May it be your sincere desire to know the One that made it all possible for you to have all of God’s highest and best for your life - both here in time and also for ETERNITY.

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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