Saturday, March 21, 2020

Super Sunday, We're Goin' to Hear His Word!





We're Going to Hear His Word!
(1 Chron. 16:29, Psalm 29:2, 139:23, Phil. 4:4, 1 John 1:3-4)

We're Going to hear His Word! 
We're going to hear His Word!
Hallelujah preach it brother! 

We're Going to hear His Word! 

We're going to hear His Word!
We're Going to Hear His Word! 

Hallelujah preach it brother! 
We're going to hear His Word!

We gather in Thy presence, with joy and great laud
As we open, the precious ,Word of our God
Dear Spirit ETERNAL, the Lord of all that's true
Anoint our dear preacher, as he brings forth Thy Word

We're Going to hear His Word! 
We're going to hear His Word!
Hallelujah preach it brother! 

We're going to hear His Word!
We're Going to hear His Word!

Hallelujah preachit brother!
We're going to hear His Word!

Hear His Word!

Our hearts are before Thee as fields in planting time 
Ready for Thy working, O Spirit Divine 
Move us and change us to know Thy righteous paths 
And bring forth Thy harvest for Thy glory and Thy Name

We're Going to hear His Word! 
We're going to hear His Word!  
Hallelujah preach it brother! 
We're going to hear His Word!
 
We're Going to hear His Word! 
We're going to hear His Word!  
Hallelujah preach it brother! 
We're going to hear His Word!

Amen!





Thursday, March 19, 2020

How Relative the Law of Moses Is and Its Divine Medical and Health Insights That Have Helped Our Day!







We may not understand why pandemics happen or the means by which God’s glory will ultimately be magnified through them.  However, I have found people very interested in how God protected the nation of Israel from contagious diseases and sicknesses through many of the commandments given by Moses in the Law.  No other nation around them had anything other than superstition, rituals, and often deadly traditions to deal with these things.  
God’s law includes regulations concerning cleanliness, health testing (inspections), quarantines, dietary restrictions, covering disease-causing refuse, sexual prohibitions, etc. all of which protected the health of the nation.  
Astoundingly these regulations about washing clothes upon which something died or breaking porous pots but putting brass pots in a hot fire and separation from potentially communicable diseases were centuries even millennia before modern science discovered bacteria, germs, and viruses.  
These regulations are evidence that our God created the world and knows far more about health and life than man.  I am attaching an article that I think will amaze you and maybe others at the wisdom of the all-knowing and eternal God.
 Medical Science and the Law of Moses
by Stephen Caesar
This article first appeared in FrontLine Jul/Aug 2000.
A common criticism of the Bible is that it is antiquated and thus no longer relevant to our modern world. Since it was written millennia ago in an unscientific age (the claim goes), it is of no use to us today except as an interesting piece of ancient Semitic mythology. This criticism collapses, however, when one looks closely at the Mosaic Law and its relation to the field of medicine.
While the cultures around him were awash in superstition, Moses left a legacy of unparalleled medical advancement. William R. Vis, M.D., a member of the American Medical Association and the American College of Physicians, states:
As a scientist, Moses rises above all other Biblical characters because of his stupendous knowledge of public health and hygiene. The safeguarding of the people Israel under the difficulties encountered should, perhaps, rank as the greatest achievement in all medical history.1
Dr. Vis uses leprosy as an example of Moses’ unique insight into preventing the spread of disease in ancient times, pointing out that the great lawgiver used techniques unknown to the medical profession until fairly recently:
To show how far Moses was ahead of modern society we need only to remind ourselves that the word quarantine originated in the fourteenth century when the Italian ports of Venice and Genoa first refused admission to immigrants who might be harboring [bubonic] plague and required them to stay on board for forty days—hence the word quarantine. Even in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries leprosy spread over southern Europe until the principles of Moses were re-enacted successfully. Moses disinfected the patient’s clothing [Lev. 13:47 ff.], bed, and even the house itself [14:34 ff.]. The leper was required to wear a covering (mask) upon his upper lip [13:45]. On occasion, the priest was requested to go outside of the camp to examine the suspect [13:46]—further to protect the populace.2
Dr. Edward Neufeld, Professor of Ancient Cultures at Fairleigh Dickenson University in New Jersey, expanded on this point in the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences:
Of great significance is the fact that “purification” techniques involved also the rinsing or burning of the garment of the diseased person, shaving the hair of the head, beard, and even the eyebrows (Lev. 14:8–9) and sterilization by means of fire (Lev. 13:55–58). Thus, in effect, the ways to fight communicable diseases were to destroy the germs, or prevent their being carried to healthy people. This leads us to the conclusion that although germs which directly cause certain infections and diseases were obviously unknown in those days, there was an awareness of the notion that some diseases were caused by the entry into the body of some infective agents.3
Other medical scientists have noticed the Pentateuch’s astoundingly modern outlook on health and hygiene. D. H. Trapnell, M.D., Consultant Radiologist at Westminster Hospital in London, observed:
One respect in which Jewish medicine was better than that of contemporary peoples was the remarkable sanitary code of the Israelites in Moses’ time. … The Jews, as a nation, might not have survived their time in the wilderness, or the many other vicissitudes through which they passed, without their sanitary “code.” It deals with public hygiene, water supply, sewage disposal, inspection and selection of food, and control of infectious disease. The most interesting thing about it is that it implies a knowledge which in the circumstances of the Exodus and the wilderness wanderings they could scarcely have discovered for themselves, e.g. the prohibition, as food, of pigs and of animals which had died natural deaths [Lev. 7:24], the burial or burning of excreta [Deut. 23:13Ex. 29:14], etc., and the contagious nature of some diseases. … In a number of respects the biblical outlook on the sick, and on health in general, has a bearing on modern medical practice, and is perhaps more up-to-date than is generally realized.4
Another physician who saw modern medical science in the Law of Moses was the late A. Rendle-Short, M.D., professor of surgery and lecturer in physiology at the University of Bristol in England, as well as Examiner and Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons. Commenting on Deuteronomy 14:21, which prohibits eating the meat of an animal which has died of disease, Dr. Short observed; 
Today, if a butcher exposed an animal which had died of disease for sale in his shop he would be prosecuted under the Food and Drugs Act, because there is the possibility of conveying some germ infection or parasite. The law is the more noteworthy because thereby a considerable source of food supply is cast away as useless. Whence had the Biblical writer this insight, two or three thousand years in advance of his day?5
Regarding Leviticus 11:32–38, which underscores the necessity of clean water for hygienic purposes, he noted:
The importance of a clean water supply is one of the major discoveries of the modern public health services. It was only about fifty years ago [Dr. Short was writing in 1949] that it became recognized that typhoid fever in this country [Great Britain], cholera in India, bilharziasis in Egypt, and many other diseases, were spread principally by polluted water.6
The late physician further wrote:
Closely connected with the protection of the wells and springs is the safe disposal of sewage. Water-borne and fly-borne diseases, such as dysentery and enteric fever, have been the scourge of armies in the field even more than of stationary populations. In the South African [Boer] War the loss of life from these diseases was greater than from wounds. It was not till the Great War of 1914–1918 that effectual precautions were put into practice. Yet all through the centuries the remedy was ready to hand, if the generals had troubled to read their Bibles, and to observe the directions given for the disposal of excreta by burial (Deut. xxiii. 12–14).7
The Mosaic Law not only stressed protection of water from contamination, but food as well. Commenting on Numbers 19:15, which declares unclean any food container not sealed with a tight lid, Prof. Neufeld stated that
some care was taken to protect the food being prepared from surrounding contamination. Textual references to “open vessels” with no lids fastened down clearly indicate that pots with fastened-down lids were used during preparation and storage to protect food from insects and various contamination. In fact, an ingeniously constructed lid of the middle 8th century B.C. was unearthed by [Yigael] Yadin at Hazor.8
These facts are more than interesting in themselves; they also stand in marked contrast to the medical “science” of the pagan Egyptian milieu out of which Moses and the Israelites emerged. Without divine inspiration, the Egyptian-influenced author of the Pentateuch would have absorbed—or at least been heavily influenced by—the unscientific beliefs about medicine and health care held by the Egyptians. This, however, is not the case. The great archaeologist Dr. William F. Albright, late professor of Semitic Languages at the Johns Hopkins University and former Director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, pointed out, “it is clear that the religion of Israel revolted against virtually every external aspect of Egyptian religion, including the complex and grotesque iconography, [and] the dominion of daily life in the Nineteenth Dynasty by magic.”9
Prof. Neufeld similarly noted that the Pentateuch’s laws on purification and disease prevention do not reflect the beliefs of the cultures that surrounded Moses:
They presuppose a fairly well-developed system of hygiene. None of the known rituals of the ancient Near East, as illustrated in mythological texts, incantations, and descriptions of festivals, can be compared to the vast scope of detailed topics, extent of knowledge, systematic elaboration, and clear identification of spiritual “purity” with community responsibility, as exemplified in the textual materials of the Bible.10
Dr. M. R. DeHaan, who received his M.D. from the University of Illinois Medical School and was a practicing physician for many years before becoming an evangelical preacher, expands on this central point:
 Ask the question, since Moses was educated in all these [Egyptian] superstitions and primitive practices, how does it happen that he does not teach or recommend these remedies in his writings? Although he deals in detail and great length with diseases, the treatment of infections, leprosy, and running sores, yet the illusions, deceptions, gross errors, and superstitions concerning anatomy, physiology, pathology, and treatment of diseases as taught in the highest schools of learning in Egypt from which Moses was a graduate [Acts 7:22], are never taught or even suggested in the books of Moses. But instead the instructions Moses laid down for Israel were utterly at variance with the accepted practices of that day, and fully in harmony with modern-day scientific facts.11
Dr. Short similarly remarked:
It is not to be expected on ordinary grounds that a small secluded nation like the Hebrews, lately come out of the desert, would have any better ideas of health and disease than were current amongst a great settled civilization like that of Egypt. It is the more surprising, therefore, to find in the Old Testament the observations of disease so accurate, and the sanitary science so much in accord with modern knowledge.12
Given such advanced knowledge on the part of Moses (in contrast to the unscientific ignorance around him), Dr. Vis makes the following statement:
The medical knowledge imparted by Moses to the people of Israel stands out as a solitary scientific mountain peak above the barren centuries which had gone before and the period of darkness which followed. … Moses, then, should be ranked not only with the great law-givers of history but also with the very great names in sanitary science. In safeguarding Israel from pestilence and communicable diseases he was the first and greatest of hygienists.13
These facts go far in demonstrating that the Bible is not of mere human origin. If it were, the commands regarding health and hygiene found in the Mosaic Law would have been tainted by the biases, prejudices, and presuppositions of its author, who was born and raised in an era of pre-scientific ignorance and superstition. Whether the Pentateuch was a product of a man fleeing Egypt or of Jewish priests in exile in Babylon (as critics claim), the scientific facts it contains regarding health and medicine are so advanced and so completely unstained by pagan superstition and unscientific error that only a single conclusion can be reached about its origin—divine inspiration. Dr. Short commented that the medical principles in Moses’ writings
are so free from paganism or magic, are so simple, so scientific, so neglected for centuries only to be rediscovered within our own lifetime, so little likely to be due to the observation of a people as primitive as the Israelites, a thousand or fifteen hundred years before Christ, that we must surely conclude that the writers had a special revelation from God.14
Another titan in the field of modern medicine, the late Dr. Howard A. Kelly, concurred heartily. Dr. Kelly received his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (an Ivy League school) and served as associate professor of obstetrics at that same institution. He later became chairman of gynecological surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical School, and finally Emeritus Professor of Gynecological Surgery at that prestigious institution. He closed his extremely productive life as chief surgeon and radiologist at Howard A. Kelly Hospital in Baltimore, as well as the author of countless papers on medical science, particularly obstetrics and gynecology. This intellectual and medical giant once wrote:
I am sure that the Bible is the Word of God, with an assurance greater than all other convictions directing my course in this brief earthly pilgrimage. Above all those maxims regulating the practical relations of life born of experience, above those logical deductions from philosophical and scientific premises, I place the clear light of truth shining from the pages of the Bible. The Bible, the Word of God, is my one great guerdon on my homeward journey. … The Bible appeals to me strongly as a physician, because it is such excellent medicine; it has never yet failed to cure a single patient if only he took his prescription honestly. Whatever there is in civilization that is worth while rests on the Bible’s precepts. … Everywhere and in all its teachings the Bible claims to be the authoritative Word of God, and as such, I accept it.15

At the time of the original publication, Stephen Caesar was pursuing his master’s degree in anthropology/archaeology at Harvard University.
  1. William R. Vis, M.D., “Medical Science and the Bible,” in Modern Science and Christian Faith, 2nd ed. (Wheaton, IL: Van Kampen Press, 1950), 238. []
  2. Ibid., 244. [italics original] []
  3. Edward Neufeld, “Hygiene Conditions in Ancient Israel (Iron Age),” Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences 25 (1970); reprinted in The Biblical Archaeologist Reader IV, Edward Campbell and David Freedman, eds. (Sheffield, England: The Almond Press, 1983), 171. []
  4. New Bible Dictionary, 3rd ed. (Leicester, England: Inter-Varsity Press, 1996), s.v. “Health, Disease and Healing.” []
  5. A. Rendle Short, M.D., Modern Discovery and the Bible, 2nd ed., rev. (London: Inter-varsity Fellowship, 1949), 120. []
  6. Ibid. []
  7. Ibid., 121. []
  8. Neufeld, op. cit., 162. []
  9. William F. Albright, From the Stone Age to Christianity, 2nd ed. (Garden City, NY: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1957), 270. []
  10. Neufeld, op. cit., 172. []
  11. M. R. DeHaan, M.D., Genesis and Evolution (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1962), 61. []
  12. Short, op. cit., 119. []
  13. Vis, op. cit., 249. []
  14. Short, op. cit., 123. []
  15. Howard A. Kelly, M.D., A Scientific Man and the Bible (Philadelphia: Sunday School Times Co., 1925), pp. 41, 54, 61. []
Rom. 10:2-4

Randy Rhoads Remembered 38 Years Later - A Biblical Perspective

Many out there in the Christian blogosphere might be wondering why I am posting on this topic? The thought that might be ringing through people's heads being, "What does Randy Rhoads have to do with biblical Christianity or prophetic events?" Well… my dear friends let me fill you in... and be a little personal.

Photo by Tom .C (see below)
Randy Rhoads who was the original guitarist of Quiet Riot in the ’70s and then came to stardom and the height of notoriety as Ozzy’s… yes… Ozzy's guitarist! It is absolutely amazing how time flies. I cannot believe it has been 38 years since his March 19th plane crash! To this day I have NEVER forgotten that anniversary. There has always been something about Randy and his untimely death that still haunts me and his person that has had a very special place in my heart. I cannot explain it. I know it sounds odd and corny (especially to believers) but that is my past, what can I say? Before I came to Christ in 1992, I myself was lock stock and barrel sold into the music industry and a huge cultic follower of Ozzy Osbourne and the rock culture. You could say that I definitely sold my soul to Rock n Roll. I played guitar and played in several bands and all that knew me knew that I greatly admired Randy Rhoads. For what it is worth even my guitar was black with white pock - a – dots! Yes! I was a huge follower.

To this day I have NEVER forgotten that anniversary. There has always been something about Randy and his untimely death that still haunts me and his person that has had a very special place in my heart. I cannot explain it.

To all of us who were (me) and are into the music industry or followed it, Randy Rhoads was a guitar god and a legend. His guitar playing changed all the rules and techniques of his day and brought a more technical, professional and classical approach and style to the rock genre. Randy’s playing and genius in applying guitar scales were unique. Randy was very passionate in his playing and rooted and grounded in music theory and the list goes on. In light of all the rock’s guitarists, none has ever moved, motivated, inspired and has been more beloved by an industry than Randy Rhoads. Tragically on March 19th 1982, Randy was killed in a plane crash cutting short his life and his guitar genius. His tragic death left a GAPING VOID in the rock world of that day which has NEVER been filled. The daily countless thoughts of Randy’s fans and admirers ponder and wonder, oh… what could have been and why him? They continually ring throughout the music world even today 38 years later!! Unlike the majority of all rock guitarists in that filthy industry; arrogant, proud, haughty, narcissistic and lewd, Randy was very different.

His unique and humble personality has stood out in a narcissistic and opportunist industry and that has left a greater legacy than the genius of his wondrous guitar playing.
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In the later months of his life, Randy became highly admired and respected not for just his playing and total professionalism, but for being the complete opposite of those in the rock industry and world. As a 14-year-old boy that is what I admired the most about Randy. I could identify with him on that. Randy was humble, kind, caring and considerate and totally not a poser. He was – as silly as this might sound to some - a role model in a godless and decadent world which kids so desperately wanted. He loved to teach guitar and loved his family very much. Many have been greatly influenced by Randy, not just for his playing but for the kind of person that he was. His unique and humble personality has stood out in a narcissistic and opportunist industry and that has left a greater legacy than the genus of his wondrous guitar playing.

Randy’s upbringing according to his brother Kelle and his beloved mother was that of a strong “Lutheran” Christian rearing and after years of rebelling against those foundational teachings from his youth, Randy’s conscience was beginning to convict him of being a part of that lifestyle.
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It has been told by many including Randy’s mother, brother Kelle, Rudy Sarzo and Ozzy himself that Randy in the last year or so of his life wanted OUT of the godless, drug-induced rock industry to further a musical career as a classical guitarist. As told by many Randy did not drink or do drugs which is unheard of in that decadent and godless society. It is also said that Randy had become very serious in his personality and that touring with Ozzy had really changed him. I truly believe that the life in that godless industry was beginning to turn his stomach and he wanted out. I personally know (by personal experience) that at the age of 24 (not that I was ever at Randy’s level or sphere) I could not be a part of it anymore and adhere to my conservative “religious Christian” upbringing. I believe that this is what Randy might have been thinking near the end of his life. What is most mysterious and an important insight is that on the night before Rhoads' death, Sharon Osbourne stated that Randy said to her: "I don't think I want to be a rock 'n' roller anymore". Why would Randy ever make that statement at the height of his fame unless he saw what that industry was all about?  Randy’s upbringing according to his brother Kelle and his beloved mother was that of a strong “Lutheran” Christian rearing and after years of rebelling against those foundational teachings from his youth, Randy’s conscience was beginning to convict him being a part of that godless lifestyle. Randy’s Brother Kelle had shared that touring and playing with Ozzy was causing conflict in his mind due to his upbringing. Who knows? Out on the road away from friends and family, one is more open to evaluating one’s life and what it all means. The big lights of fame and the countless concerts of fans praising you after a while do not seem to satisfy one anymore (Eccl.). There comes a time in one's life that one looks outside of themselves for the TRUE meaning of our existence here in time.

What is most mysterious and an important insight is that on the night before Rhoads' death, Sharon Osbourne stated that Randy said to her: "I don't think I want to be a rock 'n' roller anymore".

One begins to think and evaluate who one is; what is the meaning of life, reflecting on one’s past and upbringing and in the fear of one’s accountability to Almighty God (Job 28:28, Prov. 1:7). All of Ozzy’s drunken, drug-induced lifestyle, demonic cross waving and anti-biblical personality had to affect Randy. It went against all that he was taught growing up and night after night of it must have finally come to ahead. It must have been then that Randy shared with Sharon that he wanted out of Rock n Roll after doing it since his early teens. Many of these private ponderings and thoughts individuals keep to themselves as they wrestle with them in their hearts ever seeking to justify them or objectively condemning them. If this was the case with Randy I do not know, it might have been. Whatever the case with Randy there was a change taking place in his life and people saw it. The rest, unfortunately, is a great mystery and that is what hooks people till this day about Randy Rhoads, the countless thoughts of the unknown and the thoughts of what would have been.

One begins to think and evaluate about whom one is; what is the meaning of life, reflecting on one’s past and upbringing and in the fear of one’s accountability to Almighty God.

The thought that I want to share about this anniversary is that no matter who we are or what we are or the manner of our living whether good or evil, in the end, we ALL will give an account to our Creator in that Last Day (Matt. 7:21-23, Rev. 20:10-15). Almighty God is perfectly RIGHTEOUS in ALL that He allows and does not allow in this fallen world (Gen. 18:25, Rom. 3:5). Whether Randy Rhoads had a saving relationship to Jesus Christ in spirit and truth at the end of his life is unknown (John 4:24, 14:6, Acts 4:12, Rev. 21:27). Tragically Randy’s followers on this 38th anniversary all will picture him to be in “heaven”, a “heaven” which is after THEIR OWN subjective fallen design and delusional reality. My dear friend’s it is IN DEATH that our ETERNAL sobering summons to stand before our ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator Almighty God to give an account for what we have done in our bodies in this fallen world is called (2 Chron. 19:7, Eccl. 3:17, 12:13-14, Heb. 9:27). We do not want to pretend with our fallen delusional reasoning that we in our own deeds are ABSOLUTELY PERFECT and RIGHTEOUS to stand before our Creator. For who is there that EVER lived (virtuous or vile) that has NOT TRANSGRESSED against Almighty God's ETERNAL PERFECT RIGHTEOUS ABSOLUTES (John 3:36, Rom. 3:23)? My dear friend, REALITY is desperately needed in this hour and day, for we will all give an account, maybe even tonight perhaps to Almighty God (Rom. 14:12, 1 Peter.4:5). We do not know when our hour will be at hand but we must be ready! ETERNITY is always before us (Job, 27:8, Prov. 10:2, 27:1, Luke 12:19-20, Rev. 20:11-15)!

Almighty God is perfectly RIGHTEOUS in ALL that He allows and does not allow in this fallen world. Whether Randy Rhoads had as saving relationship to Jesus Christ in spirit and truth at the end of his life is unknown.

Almighty God has made ETERNAL provision in His dear and precious Son Jesus Christ for the transgressions of the ENTIRE world, which includes YOU and ME (John 3:16-17, 1 Peter 3:18, 1 John 2:2, 4:10)! That is the REALITY that we as individuals most desperately need to comprehend and understand. May I my dear friend ask you this VERY sobering and pertinent question? How can YOU or I (TRANSGRESSORS of Almighty God’s PERFECT LAW) ever stand before Almighty God our Creator who is ABSOLUTELY PERFECT (RIGHTEOUS)? How can we EVER enter into His PERFECT and HOLY Heaven (Isa. 53:6, 64:6, Rom. 7:24-25, Rev. 21:27)? My dear friends, we NEVER can (Rom. 3:23). It is ABSOLUTELY HOPELESS without God's PERFECT Lamb (John 1:29, 1 Peter 3:18-19, Rev. 1:5). We are in a horrific and desperate NEED for Divine propitiation and a Savior (Rom. 7:24-25, 1 John 2:2, 4:10). My dear friends, it is when one places their absolute trust IN Jesus Christ that individuals transgressions are forgiven and removed and the RIGHTEOUSNESS of Christ – who died in our stead - is transferred unto us (Rom. 4:5, 5:8)! It is IN Christ where our RIGHTEOUSNESS is found alone not in anything we ever can do (Rom. 7:24-25, 10:2-4, Titus 3:5)!

We are in a horrific and desperate need for Divine propitiation and a Savior.

My dear friends as millions reflect on the 38th anniversary of the tragedy of Randy’s death, may we look OUTSIDE of the box of this fallen and temporal world to see the ETERNAL in light of this little temporal life here on planet earth. My dear friends, it is all about ETERNITY, will YOU be ready?

Almighty God is absolutely just in all that He does and allows. He has allowed and used Randy’s tragic death to get people’s attention and to teach us all just how brief, frail, tragic and temporal our little existence truly is here on planet earth. The question that we must ask ourselves is will we pay FULL attention? Whether Randy in the last days of his life came to know Jesus Christ as his personal Savior no one knows, but Almighty God PERFECTLY gave him every opportunity to do so, just as He is doing for all alive on planet earth at present (John 16: 8-11, Rom. 2:4). No one will EVER die without having every opportunity to hear the SAVING Gospel of Jesus Christ. For, in the END, it is OUR own personal freewill that will make our ETERNAL decision (John 1:12, 3:16-17, Acts 16:29-31). In the GRACE and MERCY of Almighty God, I have personally made my decision. Though I wrestled with Almighty God for years He wondrously in His ETERNAL love and kindness gave me some time to beat my drum and to exhaust all of my delusional thinking (Rom. 2:4). In the end, Almighty God showed me how desperately I needed Him and how gracious to me He truly was. I have received Jesus Christ and His ETERNAL saving solution for me - a transgressor and sinner - and I have NEVER looked back (John 1:12, 2 Cor. 5:17-21, Eph. 2:1-10)! How could any look back? You see I can absolutely identify with Randy's life, not that I ever lived on his level, but our lives were very similar. The lifestyle of that industry may be enjoyable for a season, but there is no way anyone can find fulfillment in it let alone serve Almighty God in it. Almighty God is calling OUT any who will hear His voice and have an ear to hear (Matt. 13:18-23, Mark 4:9). Do YOU have an ear to hear? That is the ETERNAL question at hand.

Almighty God is absolutely just in all that He does and allows. He has used Randy’s tragic death to get people’s attention and to teach us all just how brief, frail, tragic and temporal our little existence truly is here on planet earth.

Whatever choice Randy made about his ETERNITY if he could tell us anything he would communicate to all that loved him how desperately crucial it is for one to have Almighty God's ETERNAL pardon and redemption found ONLY in Jesus Christ - pro or con (John 3:16-17, 36, 11:25-26, Rev. 20:11-15, 21-22:1-5). My friends, I am sure many will misunderstand this post and be enraged. They will NOT be objective and evaluated it based on the REALITIES of Almighty God’s Word, but it is my sincere desire that at least one out of the millions will consider the WONDERFUL saving grace of Almighty God. For, in the end, that is what this life and brief existence on planet earth is all about! It's up... TO... YOU... to choose. What will it be?

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Fake News Virus and Epidemic Running Rampant in America! - A Biblical Perspective















Dear friends, the "Fake News" Virus and Epidemic is running rampant throughout the "Land of the Free" today (via the EXPONENTIAL lawless media outlets of our day), attacking ANY who adhere to Judeo/ Christian values and conservative principles and policies based on the laws of nature and nature's GOD! Of course, there is a wide spectrum in that group; but the more Bible-believing, Christian, conservative and American loving you are; the more the "Fake News" virus seems to want to attack and destroy you! This godless, lawless and anarchic strain originates from the god of this world who is Hell-bent on destroying and slandering any resemblance to this world's ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator and Savior, Almighty God (John 8:44, Rom. 1:18-32, 2 Cor. 4:1-4, Gal. 5:19-21, Eph. 2:1-2, 2 Tim. 3:1-7, 1 Peter 5:8; 2 Peter 3:1-9, 1 John 5:19, Jude 1:10-18,19, Rev. 14:6-7)!


This godless, lawless and anarchic strain originates from the god of this world who is Hell-bent on destroying and slandering any resemblance to this world's ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Creator and Savior, Almighty God!


This demonic virus also attacks any common sense; based on objective reality and moral absolutes! It seeks to use political correctness, pluralism, relativism, euphemistic words and phrases, envy, class warfare, defamation, identity politics, and a host of countless other lawless and reprobate reactions to cripple and destroy its victim (Psalm 14; John 8:44, Rom. 1:18-32; 3  2 Cor. 4:-4, Gal. 5:19-21, Eph. 2:1-2, 2 Tim. 3:1-7, 2 Peter 3:1-9, 1 John 5:19, Jude 1:10-18,19). In the light of ETERNITY, it's only safe zone is found in the ETERNAL RIGHTEOUS Person of Almighty God and Jesus Christ; the ETERNAL SAVIOR and PROPITIATION of the world (Psalm 1; 4:8; 27:1; 32:7;46:1; 91:1-4; 118:8; Prov. 3:5-6, Nahum 1:7 John 1:12; 3:16-17; 10:25-30; 17:3, 15-17; 11:25; 2 Thess. 3:3; 1 John 4:10; Rev. 1:17-18)!

The ideology and philosophy of the Fake News American Leftist Media are based on the basest (lowest) form of thought and rationale.


Dear friends, a "Heaven's perspective" intro about what is indeed behind the godless media of today! A ton of "Fake News" (secular and spiritual) out there today and though we hear this title pretty regularly, we want to examine the ideology of the lying liars in the Fake News media. The ideology and philosophy of the Fake News American Leftist Media are based on the basest (lowest) form of thought and rationale. They use partial truths and follow their unbridled passions (lusts) and emotions (Psalm 14:1,3, Rom. 1:18-32, Phil. 3:19, 2 Peter 2:12, Jude 1:10). They are narcissistic in their hearts and subjective to the core. Their moral compass is all out-of-whack because of their complete and total rejection of moral absolutes (i.e., right and wrong). Since they also reject absolutes they hold themselves to no standard. They have no regard at all for morality, laws (natural/spiritual), personal accountability and responsibility (Gal. 5:19-12; 2 Peter 2:10, 18-19, Jude 10-13). In every way they are Machiavellian (i.e., believing that the end justifies the means), just like their father the Devil (John 8:44). Because of their base estate, those on the Left are the most susceptible to Lucifer’s suggestions and will.

In every way they are Machiavellian (i.e., believing that the end justifies the means), just like their father the Devil.

This godless, base behavior is encouraged by the Father of Lies – Lucifer, or the Devil (John 8:44). His goal is to make humanity as base as possible in their thinking, and as callous (hardened) in their morality, so to despise what is right and wrong. His goal is to brainwash and dupe the masses into doing his bidding

What is Truth?
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It is imperative today that we see things from God’s point of view – from an "outside of the box" objective analysis - and with a biblical perspective. Only Almighty God and His Word can expose the current trends and ever-moving agenda of Lucifer. Only Almighty God can reveal to fallen humanity the realities at hand (Matt. 16:17, John 3:3-12, 14:26, 16:13, Col. 2:15).

They (conservatives) also rejected this revelation and are subject to the god of this world’s dominion.
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Sadly, that multitudes on the Right today – including the leaders of the New Media - reject ALSO Almighty God's revelation found only in Almighty God’s Word. These look at the Bible – Almighty God’s revelation to mankind - in unbelief, spiritual relative and powerless. They have a form of godliness, but they deny the power of it (2 Tim 3:5). They are “religious” not real. Sadly these (conservatives) also rejected Almighty God's revelation and are subject to the god of this world’s dominion (Gal. 1:4, Eph. 2:1-2). As they fight tooth and nail to "save" America, they are oblivious that they are being taken away in the current flood of the devastating consequences and fall out of today's political and EXPONENTIAL social changes. Today's conservatism is to be likened to the last minutes at the battle of the Alamo. What the Conservatism and all other political ideologies need to do is to place their faith alone in Almighty God’s redemptive plan and program for this fallen world. Our ETERNAL Creator is this broken world's only hope (John 3:16-17, Acts 4:12).

Sadly, that multitudes on the Right today – including the leaders of the New Media - reject ALSO Almighty God's revelation found only in Almighty God’s Word. These look at the Bible – Almighty God’s revelation to mankind - as relative and powerless!

My friend, are the many different talking heads of today's media confusing you? There is One that you can trust for the TRUTH and REALITY coverage for your existence in time and ETERNITY future (Num. 23:19, Heb. 6:18, Rev. 1:5). He alone is Trustworthy. He alone is True. He alone is FAITHFUL and RIGHTEOUS (Rev. 1:5, 19:11).

May the hour in which we live in todadrive you to the Savior of all mankind, the Lord Jesus Christ. May you place your trust and hope in Him alone. True hope and security are only found in Him. He will strengthen your heart and give you a sure foundation to stand on (Matt 7:24-27). You will never be the same… NEVER!

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.


For those who do not know the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior as the Bible simply and clearly teaches, please let us know if we can be of any help to you! Objectively take Almighty God at His Word and believe Him!