Friday, December 25, 2009

The Christmas Day Delta Airlines Terror Attempt and the Coming Day of the Lord!

last years Christmas day terror attach failure on the Delta Airlines Airbus 330 was an act of Almighty God’s mercy and grace to this nation. Could you have imagined what would have been the chain reaction and fall out to this single act of terror if it had transpired?

This fall out would have caused devastating ripple effects on our nation’s state of mind, our economy, our national security and the most horrendous of all – an attempt for Leftist Elites in Washington D.C. to seize more authority and power from the American people.

"Nothing opens doors for tyranny and tyrants more than a crisis on a major scale"

Nothing opens doors for tyranny and tyrants more than a crisis on a major scale. Look how vast our government has grown since 9/11. Would we as a nation have been ready for such another state of national terror? I am afraid not!


“9-11” will always be remembered as one of the most horrific and catastrophic events ever in U.S. history. It was almost beyond belief that such a series of horrific events actually happened in the United States of America. America was completely and totally caught off guard. No one, seemingly, could ever imagine that such a day could have taken place here on U.S. soil. It was awake up call to the American people. The events that followed were beyond anyone’s conception. What transpired on that September 11th morning came as a thief in the night to a sleeping and apathetic nation.

It was a beautiful morning on that Tuesday of September 11, 2001. The sky was a clear blue and the early autumn air was crisp and cool. While Washington bickered about miscellaneous matters of state, the majority of Americans that day were living out their narcissistic and self-styled lives. New Yorkers and Americans went about their daily grind oblivious to what would transpire in mere moments.

Sudden calamity and terror struck at 8:46 a.m in the financial capital of the entire world. American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center's North Tower. At approximately 9:03 a.m. United Airlines Flight 175 hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center. At 9:37 a.m. another group of Al-Qaeda hijackers flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon building. The fourth and final flight, United Airlines Flight 93 - whose ultimate destination was to be either the White House or the United States Capitol building - crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania at 10:03 a.m. The heroic efforts of the passengers on board United Airlines Flight 93 prevented even greater devastation and loss. Within one fateful hour, terror, devastation and infamy had shaken to the very foundations a deaf and blind nation.

The loss of life on this infamous day was tallied at 2,993 individuals. How could America have missed all the warning signs and clear evidence that such an attack was forthcoming? The bottom line was that the majority of Americans and our government leaders were over-confident, complacent, idle, sloppy, gullible, and apathetic due to our false sense of security and naivete. These had all given a deaf ear to the countless voices of warning that were sounded in the voluminous reports. The blind eye reasoning for this can be summed in the old adage: “It won’t ever happen to me (us)”.

Global Calamity and Shock and Awe

Today, as the global events and the godless out workings of base (corrupt) man continue at a “breakneck” speed, the stage is being set for the horrific events on the horizon called “The Tribulation Period”, or “The Day of the Lord” (Matt. 24:21-22). The entire world - including America - will be absolutely oblivious to the realities and dire consequences of events to unfold during that time. Ever since the civilization of Babel (Gen. 11:1-9), the world has basically lived in a godless delusion of apathy and subjective narcissism. They have willfully rejected the eternal ordinances of Almighty God and their ultimate accountability to Him. As the terrible calamity of 9-11 overtook, shocked and stunned our nation, so also will be the commencement of horrific events that are due to transpire in that terrible time called “The Day of the Lord.”

One of the most sobering passages in the Holy Scripture is from the Book of Proverbs in chapter 1, verses 24-31. This passage speaks about those who willingly reject reality and live in a spiritually/ mentally drunken delusion (Rev. 17:2). When evil and anguish come upon these individuals, they are in a total panic because they have rejected absolutes (reality) and truth (wisdom). The consequences of these actions will be their swift destruction on account of their doings. God’s Word States:

Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind (a powerful tornado); when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices (Proverbs 1:24-31).

So will be the mindset of those during the time when the Day of the Lord commences. These will seek God to render a godless remedy and an unrighteous solution for their consequences and dilemmas. In that day of their calamity they will still reject Almighty God’s solutions and deliverance. These individuals have no heart for the absolute truths and realities of time and eternity. They are poisoned with bitterness and filled with violence. They posses only a godless, nature rooted in delusion, lust and visions of a temporal (earthly) habitation. They are oblivious to their eternal destiny and will not repent of their godless transgression and be saved, even after all these horrific tribulation events transpire on the earth. (Isa 24; John 3:17-19; 2 Thess. 2:11-12; Rev. 9:20-21; 16:9).

The Day of the Lord!

The “Day of the Lord is an ongoing theme throughout both the Old and New Testaments. The exact phrase “Day of the Lord” is mentioned twenty-eight times throughout the two books. Moreover, the phrases “In That Day”, “The Day” and “The Great Day” also refer to the “Day of the Lord” and are mentioned over seventy times throughout the Old and New Testaments. The underlying theme of all of them is the judgment of God. (1)

This Day will commence directly after the Rapture of the Church, which will leave the inhabitants of the earth - especially America – bewildered, astonished and horrified. Following the removal of those who have a saving relationship to God in reality and Biblical truth, “The Day of the Lord” commences with the signing of a peace treaty with Israel and the nations of the Middle East (Dan 9:27). This peace treaty (covenant) will be strengthened and enforced by none other than the Man of Lawlessness – Lucifer’s global fascist, the Anti-Christ (2 Thess. 2:8-9). This time is dominated by the darkness of human delusion, godless insanity and lawlessness (Isa. 2:12-22; Ezek. 13:5; Joel 1:15; 2:1-11; Zeph. 1:7, 14; Zech. 13:1; Matt. 24).

The Word of Almighty God states the warning message that this Day will overtake the whole world, lying in its utter narcissistic unbelieving slumber, as a thief in the night!

For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape (1 Thess. 5:2-3). The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night (2 Peter 3:10).
Warning Bells On Deaf Ears

Even today the signs and warning bells are loudly ringing. The shofar (ram’s horn) blast of alert is piercing into every facet of civilization. While the Biblical evidence is overwhelming with events transpiring daily, the masses of humanity go about their narcissistic lives with a deaf ear turned to the warning cries of those who comprehend what is coming.

Even now, how true is Proverbs 1:24-31 of those in this day. How will they escape such global calamity? My friend, this if very sobering: they will not (1 Thess. 5:3b)!

My friend, today as you hear this message of warning, harden not your hearts to the eternal love and strong hand of deliverance found in Almighty God’s Savior for the world, the Lord Jesus Christ (Heb 4:2). Make a strong and valiant attempt to be objective about the real reality and true condition of fallen (unregenerate) man. Six thousand years of human history attests to the fact of man’s violent attitude and godless actions. How can man bring about a global utopia from the wretched state in which they exist?

Before the foundation of the world, Almighty God already had the remedy and solution for Adam’s fallen race (Rom. 5:12-19; 1 Peter 1:18-20; Rev. 13:8). The Bible states: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him (John 3:16-17).

Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father (Gal 1:4).

Oh my Friend, what hope there is! What love divine! What deliverance from the godless ramifications of fallen humanity! Almighty God has a plan and purpose for your life here in time, and a glorious eternal future for you free from the tyranny of sin and the fallen effects of this broken world.

As surely as the sun will rise tomorrow, the events of “The Day of the Lord” will take place! Be not a scoffer or mocker of the warnings from God’s Infallible and Inspired Word (2 Peter 3:3, Jude 1:18).

We have already seen and experienced the horrific events that transpired on September 11, 2001. May we hear with our ears the message and reality of the coming global day of wrath and not dismiss it as foolish heresay.
The Only Hope!

Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, as the Holy Scriptures teach? If not, my friend, place your eternal destiny in His eternal hands. He loves you and wants to save you from the wrath to come. My friend, do you have ears to hear God’s call to you (Rom 10:17, Heb 4:2, Rev 13:9)? Place your trust in Him today. My friend, on the authority of God’s Word you will never be the same!

The Kingdom of Heaven is truly at hand!


The Gospel of John Challenge

1. J Dwight Pentecost, “Things to Come”, p 230.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

To all those of the Ignorant Fishermen Brigade,

We would like to wish you all a very Merry - Christ Centered - Christmas and all of Almighty God's highest and best for you in 2010!

May it be our deepest desire in 2011 to bring glory to God in all that we do and say (1 Cor 10:31).

Victory in Jesus in 2010!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

Even so come Lord Jesus!

In the Love of the Savior of the world!
The Ignorant Fishermen Blog

Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Biblical Perspective On The New EU's Foreign Policy Chief On Israel's Settlements

Just a short update on an important story this week. I will be talking about it on Jimmy DeYoung's Prophecy Today on the radio tomorrow.

As I have mentioned before, the EU's new foreign policy chief officially began took her position on December 1. I noted that I thought this diplomatic corps aspect of the EU would move quickly and take the helm of foreign policy for the EU. The policy chief, Catherine Ashton, speaking at the EU Parliament, came out strongly against the state of Israel. She called East Jerusalem "occupied territory." She demanded the immediate lifting of the blockade on the Gaza Strip and the "Union's" opposition to the West Bank wall. Notice that she is speaking for all 27 nations of the EU. Many thought she would remain somewhat behind scenes and slowly organize the new EU diplomatic corps.

"The goal of this new EU department is to unify the 27 nations into a single nation"
I believe she plans to move quickly and establish a single-voice for the EU in matters of foreign policy. The goal of this new EU department is to unify the 27 nations into a single nation. In the days ahead, this corps will replace or displace the individual foreign policy of the EU states.

This speech shows both her determination to be in the front of the EU's diplomacy and policy. Being British, she is reflecting the British foreign ministries tendency to oppose Israel. It appears that she is now moving that position to center stage. Many of the left-leaning groups in the EU are supporting her position. Clearly, her position reflects that of the current EU Council President from Sweden. On January 1, Spain will take the presidency and traditionally has held a positive position of support for Israel. We need to see where they stand on her comments.

What we all need to watch is how the President of the Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, handles her remarks. She was endorsed by him at her selection to the position and she is currently on the Commission and the Council boards, resulting in a very influential position. I have speculated that they are the two most powerful people in the EU and we need to see where they are headed. This will be the first test to see if they are working as a team and hence opposed to Israel or whether Barroso willdistance himself from her comments. We must never forget that Genesis 12:3 says: And I will bless them that bless thee (Abraham and Israel) and curse him that curseth thee.

Just in case, time gets away from us, may each of you have a Christ-filled Christmas and a blessed New Year. Lord bless you all.

In His service and yours, until He comes,

Rob & Pam Congdon
Congdon Ministries International PO Box 1785
Greer, SC 29652

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Nobel Peace Delusion and the True Prince of Peace

To the surprise of the majority of Americans and the entire world, on 10/9/09 U.S. President Barak H. Obama was chosen to receive this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Today Obama received his "prestigious" leftist award just nine days after ordering 30,000 more U.S. troops into battle in Afghanistan.

It is no secret to any who follow politics or world events on the Right that the Nobel Peace Prize Foundation is an elitist, secular liberal body with a secular liberal utopian vision for the world and pushes a godless leftist agenda (Isaiah 30:1). The past recipients of this Award undoubtedy reveal this organization’s leftist leanings.

All one has to do is to listen to President Obama’s acceptance speech today to understand it was chock full of globalistic overtones. There was every kind of “-ism” to be heard, including ecumenicalism, pluralism, universalism, secularism, delusional fallen humanism, absurd optimism (see Psalm 146:3; Isaiah 2:22; Jer. 17:5; Rom 5:12-19). Most tellingly, there was absolutely no acknowledgement of Almighty God the Creator of all that is in the Heavens and the Earth. Highly conspicuous for its absence was any mention of the God of Truth and Reality (see Gen. 18:25; Deut 32:4; John 4:24; 14:6-7).

Much like the United Nations, the Nobel Foundation honors those that are hostile towards Judean/ Christian values, the true foundational/ constitutional establishment of the United States of America, and God’s chosen people, the nation of Israel (Gen. 12:1-3; Deut. 7:6).

To quote Rush Limbaugh today (10/9/09) from his golden EIB microphone:

“Now, look, folks, here's the real issue. The bigger issue here is how the left-wing global elite is manipulating Obama from the United Nations to the Nobel committee to capitals in Europe, and that's exactly what this award is. It's an attempt to manipulate Obama to the detriment of the United States. They know that they have a kindred spirit, a leftist radical -- and they are using invitations for speeches and praise, and now the peace prize to help motivate him, to keep him on the path he's on toward destroying the United States of America as a world superpower.”

Well said, Mr. Limbaugh!

Be Not Deceived!

By the reception of this highly prestigious leftist award, many will be deceived and see this prize as vindication and affirmation of President Obama to push a leftist agenda here in the United States, aided and abetted by a leftist, Democratically-controlled House and Senate, and a leftist secular media (1 Tim. 4:1-2; 2 Tim. 3:1-7).

This agenda consists of the final removal and eradication of the United States’ Judean/ Christian heritage and its founding laws as a Democratic Republic. This will pave the way for these statists to conform America into a new secular state as a complying member of the new secular, socialistic global community.

The Promoter of a “Bizarro” Peace

The Master of this whole global movement is none other than Lucifer (or Satan), the god of this world (Eph. 2:1-3). He alone is the Master Tactician behind the affairs of this world (Luke 4:5-6). Almighty God’s Word states:

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph 6:12).

The key today is clearly this: We need to understand where America stands in light of Satan’s godless agenda and his ever-energetic building of his global community which excludes the presence of Almighty God (Revelation 13). A strong United States of America - with its heritage that was founded on the Bible and Judean/ Christian values - stands firmly in the way of Satan’s global ambitions of a unified “base” humanity that will worship him and his global Fascist Minion (Anti-Christ) to come
(Rev. 13:4, 8, 12, 14).

The Anti-Christ will use peace as a basis of his scheme for global unification and domination. He will make bold promises and arrange a 7-year peace treaty between the surrounding world nations and Israel, but he breaks his promise and instead brings destruction and desolation to God’s chosen people before he himself is judged (Dan. 8:23-25; 9:27). The one who judges him will be none other than Christ Himself, the true Prince of Peace (Isa. 9:6), who is also called the “King of Kings, and Lord of Lords” (Rev. 19:15-16).

His Leftist destroyers have almost completed their assignment as Lucifer’s wrecking ball. Our nation is bound to collapse under the weight of our error and transgressions into a pile of rubble. Once the United States - the major world "Superpower" - is removed, his push will be towards Israel and global Anti-Semitism (Zech. 13:8-9; 14:2; Matt. 24:9, 15-22; Rev. 12:13-17). The final blows to America's heritage and Superpower status will most likely come from this present Leftist-controlled Congress and the Obama Administration - who are fascist at their heart. Chart link
Dare To Look Into The Eyes Of The Beast of Reality

My friend, take a good look into the eyes of the beast of reality. What hope do you see for humanity? If we dare to be objective and real with ourselves, what we will see is absolute despair, hopelessness and doom for mankind. The delusional appraisal of optimism cannot sustain the weight of the reality at hand. Only Almighty God can deliver one from the devastating consequences of the godless out workings of fallen man. All these things must be and come to pass in fulfillment of God’s infallible Word.
The Only Peace Solution

My friend, do you know the Savior of the world the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Savior? He alone can deliver you from the devastating consequences of man and from the wrath to come on this ungodly world. He alone is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6, Eph 2:14, Rev 19:11-21). Human (Rom 5:12-19) peace is a delusion and a lie with out Jesus Christ. Almighty God sent His Son to rescue all who call upon Him. No one is left out. All are summoned; all are called to the cross to repent of their transgression and sins against Almighty God.

God so loved you that He sent His Son to die in your place so that you can live forever with Him and enjoy Him forever (John 3:16-17)! My friend, I do not know how to say anything more wonderful than that!! Won’t you place your trust in God through the Lord Jesus Christ today.
My friend, you will never be the same!
The Kingdom of Heaven is truly at Hand!

The Gospel of John Challenge
Saul Alinsky's Mentor - Lucifer - The Master Politician
Edited by BEL I.F.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Brief Biblical Perspective on the Lisbon Treaty and the New E.U. Presidency

The Lisbon Treaty is Ratified

The Lisbon Treaty is a reformatted "treaty" to replace the constitution thatfailed ratification owing to the French and Dutch rejection of it a few years ago. As is typical for the EU, they merely repackaged it, renamed it, and passed it by having the individual nation's parliaments approved it, instead of allowing the people to vote on it (Ireland was an exception to this). Jean Monnet, the true founder of the EU, suggested that to obtain passage of significant matters in the EU; never allow the people to vote onthe issue. That advice is now being followed by the current EU leaders.

This treaty increases the central power of the EU and limits the sovereignty of the individual nations within the EU. Additionally, it creates a President of the European Council and a High Representative of ForeignAffairs and Security.

The EU Branches of Government

Recall that the EU consists of three primary branches of government: The European Council, the European Commission, and the European Parliament. Only the latter is an elected body.

The new president will act as moderator at the meetings of the Council -which consists of the heads of state of the 27 countries in the EU. The Council is the policy-making branch of the EU (in some ways more of a figure head role owing to the lack of a single voice and cohesive purpose among the 27 states).

"The unelected Commission is the most powerful branch owing to its lawmaking authority. Barroso is the most powerful man in the EU"

The Commission also has a president, Jose Manuel Barroso. He directs the 27 commissioners who are appointed by each of the 27 countries. The unelected Commission is the most powerful branch owing to its lawmaking authority. Barroso is the most powerful man in the EU. The Parliament is more of a policy discussion arena and its powers arelimited. Members of the Parliament are elected by the vote of the people of the EU.

Finally, the new High Representative deals with Foreign Affairs as representative of the Council. Additionally, the High Representative is given the position of Deputy (Vice) President of the Commission and Head of External Affairs. The appointment of Britain's Baroness Cathy Ashton to this position moves her into the second most powerful position in the EU.

The New President

As I have said many times on Jimmy DeYoung's Prophecy Today radio program (available on the Internet), the selection of the new Council President would be a person who is relatively unknown in the EU. This ruled out former British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, who sought the position.

Herman Van Rompuy, Belgian's Prime Minister will begin to serve in this position beginning on 1 January 2010. This quiet man is a capable administrator and facilitator. He is "well known as a consensus builder."The presidential position is undefined in the Treaty. Thus, I believed the first person chosen would be more of an administrator than a politician. I expected the choice to go to someone whose chief accomplishment would be todefine and implement direction for the leader of the EU. In effect, he mightactually pave the way to merge the position of Commission President with that of the Council President. Van Rompuy is just such a man who will "pull ideas together" for others to carry out. Additionally, I knew that Barroso would not want a rival for power and prestige; hence, a bureaucrat would bepreferred. Van Rompuy fits the "bill."

In order to limit the size of this paper, I will not go into any length on this man except to note that the duties and procedures he creates ultimately could result in the demise of individual state sovereignty by diminishing the influence of the Council members. It is possible that with the High Representative being a member of the Commission also, that ultimately the Council would be seen as redundant and would be merged with the Commission. This MAY suggest an aspect of how the Antichrist could ultimately overcome three "kings" of the ten regions. Van Rompuy is a strong supporter of the EU as planned by Jean Monnet.

Monnet's goal was global government without individual sovereign states, asupra-national government. Van Rompuy also will be a strong voice in thearea of climate change. More on this in a later opinion paper. (Please let me know if you find these opinion papers helpful.)

The High Representative

With the rejection of Blair and in recognition of the City of London's significant financial influence in the EU, a Brit was chosen to be the High Representative. Just 13 months ago Ashton was a junior member in the British Cabinet. She is now the foreign representative for the EU foreign policy for half a billion people.

Prior to her appointment, "her most notable success was in pushing throughthe ratification of the Lisbon treaty in the face of intense Tory (British political party opposing the treaty and Prime Minister - ed.) opposition."("The Great EU Stitch-Up,” The Guardian, 20 Nov. 2009).

In her new position she will establish a single diplomatic corps for the EU,ultimately replacing the individual 27-country corps. Under the new department, visas would be issued for the single nation of Europe. I believe this will be when US missionaries will be forced to re-apply for visas and in all likelihood will be denied and forced to return to the US. The EU is against true Bible-believing churches and missions. Thus, our missionaries in Europe must be training nationals to take over the ministry. We, back in the States, must support our missionaries in this task by our prayer and financial support.

Additionally, she will be in charge of security - that means ultimately an EU army under a single head. When fully implemented, this new diplomatic department will speak for Europe and hold the UN seat. This trend if followed will lead to the end of the individual states of Europe and be the potential basis for a worldwide, global government.

Valery Giscard d'Estaing, the man who presided over the writing of theEuropean Constitution (now the Lisbon Treaty) said that this new position would bring a great change into the operation of foreign affairs for Europe.He said in 2007, that such a position would "respond to the famous telephone calls of Henry Kissinger: 'I want to speak to Europe.'" ("The Mystery Rise of Lady Ashton," Eurosoc, 27 Nov. 2009). Lady Ashton will speak, as a single voice, for Europe.

Key to the power of this position is the fact that Ashton will develop the EU's Common Security Policy. This same woman is under a British pressenquiry into her Communist Party links in Britain ("Lady Ashton, CND, the Soviets and M15" Eurosoc, 27 Nov 2009). Some of the EU member states that were former Russian satellites are concerned over this past.

In summing up the future role, Britain's former Europe Minister Denis MacShane was quoted: "While big nations will hang on to their pretensions to being foreign policy powers, bit by bit, the blue and yellow flag of Europe will represent the smaller nations of Europe in far-flung parts of the world." (Eurosoc). Britain's Prime Minister said that Lady Ashton is now our voice in "the global Europe of the future." (Eurosoc).

Eurosoc summarizes her appointment as follows:"A 'global Europe of the future.' The embassies are being staffed; European Flags continue to be hoisted over consulates outside the continent. A chair is being prepared at the United Nations, ready for Britain's career appointee to begin to build the future Euro-Empire, with the Prime Ministeralready having declared that Lady Ashton is now our voice in the world."

A final note, in her new position she will have to work closely with Barroso. The Guardian newspaper noted that Barroso was "keen to promote Aston to the foreign policy post." They will be a powerful team to bring the EU to a position as a global empire.

The key point of the recent events is that the EU is now in the position to speak with united, single European voice in political, financial, global, and foreign affairs. Depending upon the abilities of the key powers in the EU, its long struggle to become a world power may finally be accomplished. The ratification of the Treaty, the prominent position of Barroso and Ashtonin a "crisis ridden" world, combined with the general decline of the US in the world's eyes, sets the stage for a new world empire to arise. While theworld ignored these developments, the EU is pressing on to its goal of a global supra-national government symbolized by its Parliament building designed after the Tower of Babel. The EU is a potential candidate that fits the prime characteristic of the final empire described in Daniel 7:23.

For a better understanding, I suggest you get my book, "The European Union and the Supra-Religion: Setting the Stage for the Final Act?" Just drop an email to order. It is $15.00 plus shipping.

This opinion post represents the observations and OPINIONS of the writer ONLY. Its goal is to inform and help you understand that the prophecies contained in the Bible are now viable in our day and requires us to watch for the soon coming of the Lord.

"Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, ateven, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch" - Mark 13:35-37

The EU MAY NOT be the final empire, described by Daniel, but Christians of all ages are told to look for the Lord's coming. The events described above,merely suggest the importance of living our life in that expectancy. It is our hope that this paper helps you to understand world events that could besetting the stage for the coming of our Lord.

Dr. Robert Congdon

Congdon Ministries International
PO Box 1785 Greer, SC 29652


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Searching In Vain For A Black Cat In The Dark

NASA’s recent rocket launch into the south pole of the moon was to see if water was underneath the moon's surface. This little fact finding mission has cost the American tax payers roughly 79 million dollars. A 79 million dollar search for the answers that Almighty God’s Word states for absolutely free. One of the key reasons for this extravaganza was for the search of water for supporting a colony on the moon. NASA and its followers believe if water can be found on the moon or on any planet, that they can prove that “life” can existed in other worlds. There are many in the scientific community today that believe that extra terrestrial life exists and that they will be our saviors to our world and our mentors for our future. This expectation by the evolutionist community might sound strange to some but it is their earnest hope.

NASA - which is a government secular organization that promotes and breathes Darwinism, holds firmly to the absolutely ridiculous core beliefs of the theory of evolution. They reject passionately the reality that Almighty God created the heavens and the earth, especially in seven days and about six thousand years ago (Gen 1:1, Psalm 90:2, Isa. 45:18). They are the chief opponents to any teaching that contradicts their reprobate philosophy and ideology and are quite aggressive towards any who would want to teach creationism. These profess to be the off spring of time and chance and the descendants of hydrogen and monkeys. This alone takes more faith then anything that I can possible think of.

The Evolutionist use and twist the wonderful natural laws of science created by Almighty God to promote the worshipful practice of Darwinism in their never ending quest and pursuit for answers to their vain godless philosophy (Rom 1:21-22).

The laws of cause and effect contradict this godless secular humanistic reasoning but facts and reality are no object when one has their hearts bent on a alternative reality (Jer. 17:9).

Looking in the Dark for Something That Is Not There

The majority of humanity are no different (Roms 5:12-19). Mankind is searching for a black cat, in a dark room, with black painted walls, with a broken flash light with out batteries and the black cat does not even exist. This expedition is the ultimate tragic quest of vanity and futility. Generation upon generation has come up empty - as history can attest to in this never ending search for answers and meaning (Eccl, Isa 59:8-9).

Apart from Almighty God, how will lost mankind ever find meaning and the answers to life's mysteries? My friend, when one rejects Almighty God’s Word of truth, honestly, what hope does one have in this savage world? How tragic will it be for those in the end when absolute reality must be honored by all those who absolutely despise and reject it for all eternity (Phil 2:10-11, 2 Thess. 2:9-12, Jude 1:8, Rev 21:27).

When humanity rejects Almighty God’s Holy Spirit, His witness of Creation’s glories, His infallible Word and the witness of man’s own conscious, the tragic result is a delusion vanity and absolute ruin (Romans 1:18-32, Matt 25:41, Rev 20:10-15).

No one knows this more than King Solomon of old. 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”

Man is all that Almighty God will keep when all is said and done. The vast glorious creation of the celestial heavens (sky and space) and the wonders here on planet earth and its nature laws of science will all be removed and destroyed ( 2 Peter 3:7,10) for a New Heavens and Earth that is without corruption and ruin (Isa 65:17, 1 Peter1:4, Rev 21:1 -27).

Almighty God offers reality (truth) and hope to all that call upon him.

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else (Isa 45:22).

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).

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life (John 8:12).

The endless quest in vanity and its futile answers cease when one turns to Almighty God and His saving grace that is found only in the Person of His dear Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? He alone can set you free from the darkness of this godless world system (John 8:32, 36). He has all the answers and has all the solutions you will ever need. He offers you a life of purpose and a heavenly calling that will last for ever (2 Cor. 5:17-21, Thess. 1:9). Won’t you place your trust in Him today? You will never be the same!

The Kingdom of God is at Hand!


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God of Wonders (Creation vs Evolution)


Saturday, October 31, 2009

What is a Christian?

What is a Christian?

A Christian is one whose sins are forgiven, Who possess eternal life and knows it, In whom the Holy Spirit dwells, He is accepted in and associated with a risen and glorified Christ, He believes the Bible as the sole authority and revelation from Almighty God, He has broken with the world, is dead to sin and to the law, He finds his object and his delight in the Christ who loves him and gave Himself for him, he seeks God's will for God's glory and for whose coming he waits everyday of his life.

Take the Gospel of John Challenge and see if you are truly one!


Friday, October 23, 2009


Conservative web journalists and radio talk show hosts are beside themselves at the stupidity of the Obama administration, and rightly so. We, too, bewail the squander of America's wealth, the weakening of her military, the traitorous, despicable mishandling of the CIA, the celebration of moral wickedness, the encroachment of constitutional liberties, the blind commitment to environmental myths, and so much more. While Bush conducted a war on terrorism (though he didn't really take off the gloves), Obama appears to be conducting a war on the war on terrorism.

All of these things, though, are mere symptoms of a deeper problem, one that very few of the conservative pundits understand. America's root problem is the apostasy and compromise of her churches. The problem is not in the White House; it is in God's house. America is not a Christian nation, but America was founded largely by church-going, God-fearing people and the majority of her citizens are still professing Christians.

The root of America's woes is spiritual. The people don't fear God because the churches don't preach the fear of God. For that reason the issue can't be solved by political action and moralistic crusades and Republican or Libertarian rants. I am thankful for the watchdog role of the conservative media and for the fact that there is a viable alternative media today, but the best thing Bible-believing Christians can do to help America is to seek God's face and purify our individual lives and congregations and keep our focus on Christ's Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).

A man that has not submitted himself to the gospel of Jesus Christ but who follows false religion such as Catholicism (Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Laura Ingraham, Michael Reagan), Judaism (Michael Medved, Mark Levin, and Dennis Prager), and Mormonism (Glenn Beck), or who believes the Bible contains myths and denies Christ's blood atonement (Rush Limbaugh and Neal Boortz) does not have the spiritual wisdom necessary to understand the times, and Bible believers would be wise not to drink deeply of such wells.

"Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him. As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths" (Isaiah 3:11-12).

If the biblical churches in America would take this matter seriously and call for some special prayer meetings, for fasting and earnest prayer, falling on their faces and confessing their sins, God would probably hear and turn back the tide of wickedness and give us more years. Instead, though, for the most part it is business as usual, and if anything at all is being done it is a misguided attempt to address the situation according to the flesh rather than the spirit, by politics and rantings and anger and fear and frustration and worldly demonstrations and unscriptural associations.

"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds" (2 Corinthians 10:4).

And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof" (Rom. 13:11-14)."

Yes, we need to pray earnestly for on going freedom in our land to preach the Word and share the Gospel. May the Lord bless you.
The following is a commentary by David Cloud of Way of Life Ministry.
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

The Friday Church News Notes is designed for use in churches and is published by Way of Life Literature's Fundamental Baptist Information Service. Unless otherwise stated, the Notes are written by David Cloud. Of necessity we quote from a wide variety of sources, but this obviously does not imply an endorsement. We trust that our readers will not be discouraged. It is God's will that we know the times (1 Ch. 12:32; Mat. 16:3) and that we be as wise as serpents and harmless as doves. The News Notes remind us that the hour is very late, and we need to be ready for the Lord's coming. Are you sure that you are born again? Are you living for Christ? "

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Fear not: you are of more value than many sparrows

"Think of what thou knowest and hast proved of My ways, and believe that what thou dost not know is at least as loving as what thou knowest and hast proved."

"From Amy Carmichael's book "His Thoughts Said... His Father Said".


Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Base World of David Letterman and Hollywood

In light of the recent and base actions of David Letterman – which few are condemning in the liberal media – Mr. Letterman once again mocked Sarah Palin and made her the butt of his humor and sarcasm. I think it’s “funny” that Letterman has shown absolutely no remorse nor a hint of shame in the recent exposure of his adulterous scandal. The only remorse from Letterman has been that he was exposed and caught as an adulterer. It is just regarded as a joke and something to laugh at. In the godless, delusional Bizarro world of reprobate Hollywood, he has every right to indulge in his base, unbridled passions and to scoff at and slander any who would hold him accountable. Thus far Letterman has worn this as a “badge of honor,” and along with those who enjoy this secular reprobate’s late night show has played it as great sport. In fact, Letterman’s ratings the last couple of nights have been quite good.

In the base world of David Letterman, morality and absolutes do not exist. He rejects moral boundaries and absolutes, and in his reprobate mind any who profess and practice them are evil. Mr. Letterman despises Judean/ Christian values and any who hold them dear. Those in this category are usually made the butt of his jokes.

As mentioned earlier, one of Letterman’s favorite targets is Sarah Palin. Mrs. Palin is a Bible-believing Christian, a conservative Republican who is pro-life, a happily married mother of five children, and she is a great American success story. Only last night - a day after Letterman’s licentious and empty-hearted apology - Letterman took the stage to clear the air and chose to once again lash out against Sarah Palin and her soon to be released
number one memoir Going Rogue: An American Life. Over the next two weeks Letterman plans to count down from 15 in a series entitled, “Things more fun than reading Sarah Palin's Memoir,” using his trademark lewd and sarcastic humor (see Ecclesiastes 7:6).

What a little tiny man Mr. Letterman is to deflect from his own Late Night licentious dealings and folly to slander and mock one who practices faith in Almighty God, Judean/ Christian values, morality, and holds to a conservative ideology. The very ideals he hates (John 3:19-20) are the ideals which condemn Lettermen’s actions and weigh heavily on his guilty conscience. How else would one expect Mr. Letterman to react in light of his base actions and exposed infidelities?

Listen to what the Bible teaches about such individuals as David Letterman:

But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves (Jude 1:10).

But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption (2 Peter 2:12).

Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things (Phil 3:19).

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them (Roman 1:28-32).

The Bizarro World of Hollywood

Letterman is just one of many in the “bizarro world” culture of Hollywood’s elites who love to pontificate against any who practice morality and faith in Almighty God, while promoting the basest ideals (e.g., adultery and multiplying marriages) and glorifying them. They actually see themselves as role models and cultural trend-setters to be followed and worshiped in lockstep. Hollywood’s glamorization and glorification of youthful beauty and human talent are just a thin veil of flesh housing the septic tank stench of their shallow soul and their deeds (Jer. 17:9; Matt. 15:16-20; Jude 1:10). Many today are deceived by this attractive cloak. They see only the tangible, visible appearance while they are blind to their wicked heart and godless actions (1 Tim 4:1-3; 2 Tim 3:1-6; Jude 1:4).

"Woe unto you Hollywood!"

Woe unto you Hollywood! Woe unto all that call evil good and good evil (Isaiah 5:20). They will not get by with it, and they will find it most sobering when having to give an account in the Day of Judgment to Almighty God! (Rev 20:11-15)

It is our sincere desire that those in Hollywood - including Mr. Letterman - would turn from their godless ways and look to Almighty God for His grace, mercy and forgiveness. All of God’s children who have been redeemed in Christ have done so and can testify to this fact (2 Cor. 5:17-19; Gal. 1:4, Eph. 2:1-9).

We can now sing from our hearts:
Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me,
I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind but now I see.

In the end, Christ will either be our Savior or our Judge. It is our personal choice. Which one will you choose?

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
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Seek and Destroy – The Ongoing War Against Sarah Palin

Edited by BEL I.F.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Do You Value What Almighty God Values?

In our American society, what a person finds important, of value, is vitally connected to what one’s society finds important. The safety of a nation is surely related to what it values. Good and healthy values maintain the existence of a nation. Our “UNALIENABLE RIGHTS. . . Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” are in jeopardy. They are not to be transferred to a new owner. “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).

As our nation abandons its historic healthy foundation, it will be unable to survive the tests of rightness and reality. It is only solid ground that offers support to the good and bad. A nation that has little or no place for moral rightness, traditional family structure, etc. cannot last. It is within a healthy society that things not so healthy and even worse can exist and have a place and hope for a good recovery. As we are indifferent to and even vote for the losing of healthy values
then we are left with unhealthy values. Such unhealthy conditions are like the flea finding no good home in the dead cat.

As we abandon God-honoring family structure and moral standards we assure the present and future generations of much trouble. Our present needs, wants and wrongs have no refuge apart from a safe moral and family environment. Failed marriages, the absence of legal marriages and, of far greater damage, the promoting of marriages that violate sound reasoning which honors God’s original intent, make for a troubled and troublesome society. A people away from God’s good order are like a train off its tracks. Neither shall rightly advance.

The God ordered values of MARRIAGE (Genesis 2:24; Hebrews 13:4), FAMILY, DISCIPLINE, MORAL RIGHTNESS, WORK, LAW and ORDER, RESPECT, DECENCY, etc. are always safe and sure standards.

God’s Values Do Not Change

“For I am the LORD, I CHANGE NOT; Therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto ME, and I will return unto you, saith the LORD of hosts: (Malachi 3:6-7). “The counsel of the LORD standeth forever, the thoughts of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD” (Psalm 33:11-12).

God’s Values Allow For Grace

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should PERISH, but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Peter
3:9). “Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise PERISH” (Luke 13:3, 5) “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” (John 3:16).

God’s Values Set The Standard
For Our Values

“He that hath My commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth Me: and he that loveth Me shall be loved of My Father, and I will love him, and will manifest Myself to him...He thatloveth Me not keepeth not My sayings: (John 14:21, 23, 24). “The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether” (Psalm 19:7, 8, 9).

Our values must realistically line up with God’s RIGHTNESS. God’s RIGHTNESS is put on display in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ whom God values. Our values need to line up with God’s. To believe on the Lord Jesus Christ is to value God’s Rightness. “For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone that believeth” (Romans 10:4). “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, though salt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation: (Romans 10:9-10)

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!


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Sunday, September 13, 2009

13 Key Questions That Must Be Answered Before Supporting or Rejecting Government Controlled Health Care

13 Key Questions That Must Be Answered Before Supporting or Rejecting Government Controlled Health Care

1. Is universal health care constitutional? Did the founding fathers believe that it was the government’s responsibility to provide health care for its citizens? Is health care really a right? Should the government also provide everyone with a car, a home, a college education, and maybe even a high definition TV?

2. Is universal health care really affordable? Is it going to drive our country into greater debt and create an unbearable and unsolvable debt problem for our children and grandchildren? Is governmental health care going to result in higher taxes, overburdening a society that is already far overtaxed? Providing health care for millions who are not now covered is going be extremely costly. Who is going to pay the bill? In our own families, if we have any fiscal sanity, when we cannot afford to buy something, we don’t. For the government to spend money it doesn’t have is economic suicide. It may temporarily help the uninsured, but ultimately it hurts all Americans. Bankrupt California is a picture of what our nation will become if we continue to practice deficit spending. Maybe our government will bail out California, but who will bail out the United States? The terrorists do not need to attack us; they can just stand by as we destroy ourselves.

3. Is governmental health care going to be wasteful and poorly managed like so many big government programs? Consider, for example, the public governmental school systems. For far less money per student, private schools have achieved a far better education than the public schools (as demonstrated in numerous studies). Are we to assume the government will do better when it comes to providing good quality health for its citizens without significant waste and mismanagement?

4. Is universal health care just? Is it fair to have hard working, successful Americans pay for the health care of those who do not have it? Should each according to his ability provide to each according to his need? I’m all in favor of those who are wealthy contributing to help those who are in need, but should not this contribution be voluntary out of a charitable heart of love and concern for the less fortunate? It should not be a government imposed obligation forced upon all Americans by way of higher fees and taxes.

5. Will governmental health care foster freedom and liberty? The freedom to choose one’s own doctors, to choose one’s own hospital, choose one’s own insurance plan etc. Will a person have the freedom not to have health insurance if he so desires?
6. Will governmental health care lead to the expansion and growth of the federal government? Will the federal government have more and more control over our lives or less control? The more we are controlled, the less we are free. As government grows, freedom shrinks.
7. We are told that we will be able to keep our private health insurance, but will private insurance companies be able to compete fairly with the government subsidized system?
8. How successful have other countries been when they have adopted governmental, socialized medicine and health care? Do we want to become like Canada? Like England? We hear horror stories of people waiting for months for medical treatment in these countries. We hear about people from Canada coming to the United States and paying out of pocket so that they can get treated in a timely fashion. Are these stories really true?
9. Can our health care problems be solved in some other way apart from a major take over by the government? Tort reform has been talked about for decades but no reform ever seems to take place. Both Republicans and Democrats have both failed to address this issue. Wouldn’t it be good to send less of our health care dollars to lawyers?
10. Will health care be prioritized and rationalized so that the elderly are less of a priority than those who are young because they don’t have much time to live anyway? What about the unborn who have serious birth defects? Will they forcibly be eliminated in order to cut anticipated medical costs?

11. If the government is in control of health care, and if they consider that certain diets and lifestyles will result in a healthier life which will result in less health care expenses, will they then begin to limit our freedoms by telling us what we can eat, not eat, etc.? Will they penalize overweight people and dictate what they can do and cannot do? How much intrusion into our private lives will take place? Will healthy lifestyle changes be enforced or will they be voluntary? Again we have the issue of personal freedom.
12. Our health care system needs to be reformed and improved, but should not we be careful lest the cure becomes worse than the disease?
13. The last and final point to be made in this list which is absolutely crucial; Be sure that your expectations and absolute trust is found only in the unchangeability of Almighty God and in His precious promises found in His Holy Word. Do not look to Washington for all your expectations and hope. The righteousness of God is our greatest need (Matt 6:33). This is by far our greatest need for our eternal future and well being more than any temporal health care agenda for us here in time.
Do you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior? If not, may you consider Him in these last days.
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
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Friday, September 11, 2009

The 9/11/09 Hartford Tea Party

My Fellow Fishermen and Americans,

9/11/09 - We attended the Hartford Tea Party this morning and had an awesome time! In light of our God given freedoms to send a loud and focused message to Washington D. C., we had the great opportunity to talk to many- one on one - and to share with many individuals - as the topic arose - to keep focused on Almighty God and His precious truths and promise found in His Word.

Almighty God also gave me the honor and privilege (a nobody) in His grace and mercy to lead about 1500 Tea Partiers at the State Capitol before Him in prayer. To thank Him. That He alone is the only Author of liberty and freedom. That He alone is the only deliverer from the tyrannies – in this world and in the world to come. To ask of Him, for His righteous out workings in the affairs of our country and to give wisdom to those in Washington. That He would watch over and take care of our brave and valiant military men and women around the world. To help us as nation go back to the original foundations as our Founding Fathers once held and that all would bend their heart and minds to His Wonderful Person – in spirit and Truth - with Thanksgiving. We remembered 9/11 and that we would as a nation never forget that day and it’s slain. Then finally we closed in the Blessed Name of Jesus Christ (John 8:32,36).

Also, we had great opportunity, to hand out many - “True Tyranny in Light of the Tea Parties”- tracts to almost all that were in the leadership and speakers of the Tea Party Express. We also had a chance to do the same with the Local Tea Party organizers and crowd. Thanks to all those who prayed for Almighty God’s outworking and Spirit’s leading through out this cold rainy morning.

Our official political mantra here at the Ignorant Fishermen Blog is , The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand! Which it surely is my beloved. Keep looking up and not to Washington. Keep your feet planted firmly in Almighty God’s Word and in all things whatever we do, to Almighty God be the glory! May we be His bright shining lights in this day of confusion.

May Almighty God save and bless the USA till He comes! In all things to Almighty God be the Glory forever and ever! (Romans 11:36)

All of Almighty God’s highest and best for you!

The Kingdom of Heaven is truly at hand!