“Don’t agree with a short lived victory!”©



With Jerusalem mentioned more than 8 hundred
times in the Bible, we see it holds an importance
of: location, the authority of God to declare her as
His own and the occurrence not happenstance,
and we see, today, the PA (Palestinian Authority)
would try to usurp Jewish history, as Israel’s own…
eradicate 3 thousand years of her way, Israel,
to have a world body deny her as God’s sown,
attended by aid to cause of delusion and wry
glory of life, momentarily spared, but not saved,
this is when the psycho-babble of sycophants is
declared to sustain this life but it is to the paved
road so wide as to lure any and all concerned so…
with no life at all, not even considering one’s soul,
this is where the sacred path… the way to God is
bypassed, Jesus is the Hebrew God, not a foal
for a war horse… not to deceive the masses as
some would be the god of all I see, to perceive…
and tell more lies in the end than in the garden
with one, the fall, no faith came for men to believe.


[Please Note: this is one instance where political issues in the US infringe upon matters of religious beliefs. Due to the US election being so important to our faith… it is one instance where I will post such information (coming from the US) here. I firmly believe this country is (first) ‘a Christian Nation’ and the (supposed) separation between ‘church and state (as in a theocracy and the US is not a theocracy¹)’ has been both cause for disrespect and perceived to be an imposition to those against it- against Christianity and against Jesus Christ.


When citizens are subjected to: forced taxation to pay for abortion (Planned Parenthood) without regard to their beliefs or values, thoughts on ‘being in favor of allies’ but shuns Israel (openly), representatives of us and the US (acting as agents for outside International concerns… coming from the OIC [Organization of Islamic Cooperation] to supersede ‘Human Rights’ established by the UN for Shariah Law… the later came in to Irvine, Texas, under President Obama- and there is no form of ‘togetherness’ found when basic human rights are denied to anyone. Free will has always been God’s choice for mankind to implement on their own but it has been altered by man against mankind for: power, economic gain or striving to gain supremacy- almost back to the,”Master of all I survey,” mentality. I must add the later thought has been attributed to William Cowper… an individual that Martin Luther King Jr. often referred to. Here is a link to show Hillary has supported (aided) effort toward a theocracy (under the OIC) and that not being her own (?). You can also find out more here.]



Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Secretary General of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) in Istanbul, Turkey, July 15th, 2011.


1theocracy: If one was truly to be the example… the historic example of a working theocracy has been Israel, first and foremost, and will be the one that shall last in its perpetual state… eternal.


[The third Presidential Debate, from the Thomas and Mack Center, UNLV, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 19th, 2016.]



Persecution today I

No human being should be forced to do anything… they don’t want to! Is this Hillary’s togetherness?

Persecution IV

So you say crimes against children are wrong… and sit silent or you would still vote for Hillary!


The view expressed below is one, in my view, of how God sees (rightly) the laws of a religious nature shall be implemented by His people.

As to how Israel viewed Judicial Law, where the US has derived at its own (and other Western cultures as well)… stemming from theirs, is a very brief abstract from this link below.

This was the form of Divine law which, under the dominion of God, as the Supreme Magistrate, directed the policy of the Jewish nation, and hence, was binding only on them, not on other peoples.


Is this a 'common' perception?

When an atheist can get it right… why can’t we?


This did change after the veil in the Temple was rent in two… torn from top to bottom, and ‘the way’ was cleared for all mankind (an open invitation to the gentiles) to accept God, the living God, as their own.


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Right path!

The path to heaven is found on a one way street!




“Created in the image of God, Part II”©


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What did God intend for us by saying “We?”
All humanity is called (then) of a sense… family!
God has declared by promise, through the truth
of the Abrahamic Covenant, man’s view as a homily¹,
thus shall the people of Israel be called,”the
people of God,” and will not God protect His own?
Of course but after Jesus, The Messiah, gave His
life for all mankind… now call upon Him, not disown,
and come to know the God of the universe is a
personal God… He walked with Abraham so close…
so close as to know him and his seed would fill
the world, as the grains of sandy beach, suppose
you too would find such a closeness as to be
cared for as if you, yourself, are lost in your mind,
and might even think you were right… to dislike
another… and acted as if you knew love but find
no love in your heart for: Israel (the very nation
of God), the Jews (God’s own chosen) or their fate,
the mind and heart acted on, with the action
we take or what we do, declare it to be hate.
Hate comes from a lack of love, found when
we are without God’s presence, for God is love
love cares for the hand that would harm you or
even kill you, Jesus said this here, not above.


1… Homily: a religious discourse that is intended primarily for spiritual edification rather than doctrinal instruction.


Matthew 5:44 KJV
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;


How can one do to another, unless told by God Himself (heard directly or spoken to; which includes the word of God), what he, or her, would refuse to grasp by harming another… knowing the same will be done to them… by God Himself.


[This is from, in abstract. a Sermon on Important Subjects (found here)… see below.]

Have you cried to God in earnest prayer, and used all means for that end? If not, it is plain you are an enemy to God, and love to continue so: you hate him, and practically insist upon it you do right. Nor can you pretend ignorance in this case; for your own conscience tells you, it is your duty to love God.


If it is the duty of man to love God then it is also the duty of man to love his Brother and Sister, humanity, since we are all found to be in the image of The Creator God. Can we not look to the truth of this statement… before doing what we perceive to be right- only to realize we have been wrong all along?




[This is what God desires most from us: worship, relationship, understanding the relationship and obedience. See the telling of the scripture below found here.]

Genesis 17:22 And he left off talking with him, and God went up from Abraham.


Isaiah 3:9 KJV
9 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves.


Isaiah 41:22 KJV
22 Let them bring them forth, and shew us what shall happen: let them shew the former things, what they be, that we may consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us things for to come.


Isaiah 44:7 KJV
7 And who, as I, shall call, and shall declare it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient people? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them shew unto them.


Jeremiah 31:10 KJV
10 Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock.


1 John 1:5 KJV
5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.


Light breaks the darkness!

It is light that breaks the darkness!


Please come to a realization here, about the end times prophecies, everything predicted points to the coming of the “Day Of The Lord (Yahweh).” This will be the second coming, not like when He rode into Jerusalem on a donkey but as its rightful King- claiming back what was taken.


I would also point to actions taken at the UN (recently), initiated by the Palestinian Authority (2015) with a UNESCO campaign, yesterday, October 13th, 2016, the Temple Mount and Western Wall were reclassified Muslim, not Jewish, by UN Resolution. See the article for yourself here, and pray for those in Israel today.

“Created in the image of God, Part I”©


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We must remember we, as humans, were created in the image of God- each and everyone of us. Did it not say back in the beginning of the Bible… “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness… .” This can be read in Genesis 1:26, see below…

Genesis 1:26-27 26 Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” 27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.


If we are all created equally, in the image of God, then as Brothers and Sisters we should not try to force our ways on each other but instruct or inform each of us, and granting them their own mind and choice of what they’d do for themselves. One can only hope they might understand the importance God is, has and will be to us all… throughout our lives here and yet to come. For this very reason we are to fulfill God’s will, tell all of ‘the Gospel’ truth… the ‘Good News’ come by way of God Himself… as He lived among us. Salvation has come and to be asked for in repentance… turning from what we think we know to who we can now know personally, God our Savior, Jesus Christ.


John 14:23 Jesus answered and said unto him,If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

To be sure of the word of God is to understand: firmness is granted to the obedient, fairness shown to those compliant… and love found in His deliverance and salvation- this is toward the eternal hope we have found true by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our mission then is to tell the world of the love God has for us all, as found in John 3:16- see it below…
John 3:16-17 16 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. 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

Tell the whole world, this is the great commission, and is not simple a request but an implied directive- even to those whom you dislike… or those you like that might then reject you for what you’ve shared.

Ezekiel 33:8-9 8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

Under warn:
Zahar: warn, admonish, teach, shine
Niphal: to be taught, be admonished
Hiphil: to teach, warn… to shine, send out light (fig.)

Under delivered:
Natsal: deliver, recover, rid, escape, spoil take out
Niphal: to tear oneself away, deliver oneself, to be torn out or away, be delivered
Piel: to strip off, spoil, to deliver
Hophal: to be plucked out
Hithpael: to strip oneself

Under soul:
Nephesh: soul, life, person, mind, heart, creature, body, himself
a. that which breathes, the breathing substance or being, the inner being of man
e. seat of the appetites
g. activity of mind
h. activity of the will

[From this source… is come the Abrahamic Covenant below.]

A covenant is made with Abraham, the thought of which includes his descendants. In this the promise of God is to multiply the descendants of Abraham, to give them the land of Canaan, and to make them a blessing to the nations. This is narrated in Genesis 15:18; 17:2-21, etc.

Hold no part of a man against him but see that your view of man, no matter the shape of him, whether he is wicked or thought to be doing good… even in his own mind is warned of God’s truth, the God of Israel… the deliverer and salvation offered by God to the whole earth. No one can or should force a belief upon another… for the belief of God and for the living God is a choice to know Him and be known by Him- a relationship with the eternal God is what is offered to all mankind.

Ezekiel 33:13-14 13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it. 14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;


If we were to hold it against another, much to our own amazement, it might still be possible to find ourselves in the same conditional dilemma Israel found themselves in. This is where God dispatched justice against them for their iniquities, and not having been found in accordance with God’s ways- though they may have thought it was alright to do it as they were doing it.

Ezekiel 33:31-32 31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness. 32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.


[below is found here, under Commentaries (Critical) for Genesis 4, and is about faith learned through Cain and Abel]


But as thou doest not well (that is, art a sinner), a sin offering is necessary, by bringing which thou wouldest have met with acceptance and retained the honors of thy birthright.” This language implies that previous instructions had been given as to the mode of worship; Abel offered through faith (Hebrews 11:4).


God does not need mindless drones but He does want people to know He waits, for now, for people: realizing He alone is God, we need Him more than some are willing to admit, to desire to repent and be restored to a relationship with Him and to set about the work of the field- the harvest comes quickly and time is short. All the signs are nearing a convergence: many people claiming their way is the only way (broad is the path to destruction), people forcing God’s chosen to behave as they see fitting (supremacy is God and God alone) and Israel is not just a land to be claimed by man but it is the land claimed by God (El Elyon [The Most High God] and El Shaddai [Lord God Almighty]… The living God of the Nation of Israel. Maranatha!




Images from here.

“Of yore… or is it of myth?”©


There comes a darkened night of yore…
of myth… its manner is of darkness itself,
the night consists of those come to swallow
the whole Earth, to consume and to engulf,
draw nigh to God and He will protect you
and spare your eternal life, the life precious…
to precious to save your hide and lose your
immortal soul, none but God is so ferocious,
fear no man that can take only your life here…
there is one holding the keys to life and death,
beyond the capacity to terrorize those living
today, and would deprive you of choice couth¹
and of its fulness so eternal… the life of the
Spirit is this to be aware of, there is life to come,
and it rests up to your choice… to decide if what
you have now is most vital or would become
the core of your own trivial stasis, then inactive
to what God desires from you or (even) for you,
a pearl of great price² is found when it’s looked
for… none more precious is this by hale³ and clue,
therein is the difference between goodness or
this benighted blight come to consume your soul,
see to it that only heaven above is your eternal
destination, to seek God’s face your only goal.




1… known or made known vs. unknown and unrecognized.
2… The kingdom of heaven is compared to a “pearl of great price.” Look to Matthew 7:6 and here for a better understanding. You can also find one more viewpoint expressed very well here… and pray for His acceptance, Jesus Christ… the High Priest in the Order of Melchizedek, to be your own.
3… healthy, fighting fit, as right as rain.



“Time… and just how little we have left”©


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It seems like it has been forever… that Christians have said,”The end is near!” The truth is plain and clear, the end of things for mankind, as stated by Jesus Himself, began with the resurrection of Jesus. To a holy God time is not gauged by earthly standards or viewed as humanity sees it to be but on an eternal basis. To one that came from such a setting, eternal oriented, time is both present and yet future at the same time. Knowing what will happen, not speculative… the best humanity can offer, is the advantage to God humanity chooses not to give credit for when credit is due.


Lamentations 4:18 KJV
18 They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come.


[Below comes from here (under ‘Critical Commentary‘ at the bottom), by comparison to what Lamentations 4:18 tells us.

shed the blood of the just–(Matthew 23:31, Matthew 23:37). This received its full fulfillment in the slaying of Messiah and the Jews’ consequent dispersion (James 5:6).


discover— God “covers” sin when He forgives it (Psalms 32:1, Psalms 32:5). He “discovers,” or “reveals,” it, when He punishes it (Job 20:27).

[Below is found here and is but a view to become our reality, as believers in Jesus Christ, and part of eschatological conclusionfrom a Christian perspective.]

The New Testament, by spiritualizing the entire Messianic circle of ideas, becomes keenly alive to its affinity to the content of the highest eternal hope, and consequently tends to identify the two, to find the age to come anticipated in the present. In some cases this assumes explicit shape in the belief that great eschatological transactions have already begun to take place, and that believers have already attained to at least partial enjoyment of eschatological privileges. Thus the present kingdom in our Lord’s teaching is one in essence with the final kingdom; according to the discourses in John eternal life is in principle realized here; with Paul there has been a prelude to the last judgment and resurrection in the death and resurrection of Christ, and the life in the Spirit is the first- fruits of the heavenly state to come. The strong sense of this may even express itself in the paradoxical form that the eschatological state has arrived and the one great incision in history has already been made (Hebrews 2:3,1; 9:11; 10:1; 12:22-24).


In New Testament eschatological teaching a general development in a well-defined direction is traceable. The starting-point is the historico-dramatic conception of the two successive ages. These two ages are distinguished as houtos ho aion, ho nun aion, ho enesios aion, “this age,” “the present age” (Matthew 12:32; 13:22; Luke 16:8; Romans 12:2; 1 Corinthians 1:20; 2:6, 8; 3:18; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Galatians 1:4; Ephesians 1:21; 2:2; 6:12; 1 Timothy 6:17; 2 Timothy 4:10; Titus 2:12), and ho aion ekeinos, ho aion mellon, ho aion erchomenos, “that age,” “the future age” (Matthew 12:32; Luke 18:30; 20:35; Ephesians 2:7; Hebrews 6:5).


Can one assume, If such a time was foretold us by prophecy, there will be clear signs to pay attention to, such as: time frame of His (Jesus’s) return (know there will be two and the latter will be called the Second coming- Final Judgement), iniquity increases as do natural disasters, self indulgence will grow with its orientation, the Temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem, watchfulness is urgently demanded (1 Thessalonians 5:6; Revelation 3:3) and the Bride will be caught up before the antichrist is revealed to the world.


Parousia” (parousia), a word fairly common in Greek, with the meaning “presence” (2 Corinthians 10:10; Philippians 2:12).

Harpazo (harpázō) liken this to be caught up, snatched away, seized upon… See it from the Greek here, another article I’ve written here, or a list of articles from here. So how much time do we have left?


The twinkling of an eye

Can you ask to be forgiven in less time than ‘the twinkling of an eye?’ Did you know this is actually one of the shortest spans of ‘time’ recorded in the Bible? When light is measured from the cornea to the iris!


As to what we can then expect, as to conclusion and outcome, this is when and where Jesus will judge according to the authority given Him by the Father- granted God by God. This is when mankind will have no time… and the conclusion of time is to face certain judgement- where we will (individually) go for eternity. Please note… since God gave mankind ‘free will’ is to see what choice we will have made shall directly impact our eternal state- either with Him or without Him.

Equally directly the presence of Christ is conceived in Revelation 3:20.
[From this source is come this information below.]
The endless duration of the state of punishment is also required by the absolute eternity of its counterpart, zoe aionios, “eternal life” (Matthew 25:46).


It is a judgment according to works, and that not only in the case of non-believers; of believers also the works will come under consideration (Matthew 25:34; 1 Corinthians 4:5; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Revelation 22:12). Side by side with this, however, it is taught already in the Synoptics that the decisive factor will be the acknowledgment of individuals by Jesus, which in turn depends upon the attitude assumed by them toward Jesus here, directly or indirectly (Matthew 7:23; 19:28; 25:35-45; Mark 8:38).

Since it is neither unlawful to hate nor to express that hate (verbally) today in America (the US)… without considering House Resolution 569. So… how much time do you think we’ll have if this goes through [HR 569] before Shariah Law considers it illegal [to leave the interpretation of Shariah Law… to whom ever] to speak against their religion over any other? Even George Washington said,”The United States government will assure religious freedom, giving “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance.” ”




In regard to peace loving moderates… this is how deplorable they are– the truth!


See what the women of the world will face under Shariah Law, something supported by one party (led by a woman) prior to the American vote.




“Find thou surety in God… not man”©


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What is the growing trend of ‘Moral Relativism‘ and how does it hope to shape ‘Modern Christianity’ as we know it? The biggest question seems to be,”In light of Moral Relativism… will more Pastors change to accommodate those with this mindset, slighting what the Gospel tells us, or will they stick-to-the-truth and continue to teach the Bible as it has been throughout the church age?” With the information contained in the Bible, mainly referring to prophecy, about the (very) last days swiftly coming, what has been told us grows increasingly relevant and of immeasurable importance.


[Below is from here.]
2 Timothy 3:1-5 1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, 4 treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God— 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with such people.

So what does ‘Moral Relativism’ actually say… to where, today, there are more people believing it to be truth- their truth. Let’s start this by saying the philosophy would assume there is no object (external to the thinking mind or subject) right or wrong, or nobody is objectively right or wrong. Imagine… not having to worry about being influenced or restricted in your choices or decisions. Ideally, if there is nothing that is either right or wrong then there is no evil to be found. If I do something which might be perceived as wrong or evil then there are no legs to stand on and it should be assumed it’s alright- correct? This sounds like ‘freedom’ here but changes when there is another person involved, in other words… what began as a belief (objective) can also affect someone else (then subjective) and if it is based on: traditions, convictions or practices of an individual or a group of people, and, according to American anthropologist William Sumner… in his work (1906) Folkways, argues… “no trans-cultural judgement about the rightness or wrongness of a culture’s morals could possibly be justified.”


So let’s see what happens if there is (plainly) a solid reason to ask students, at Yale, to avoid dressing up for Halloween in ways that could be “culturally unaware or insensitive.” Please keep in mind, this was a response to the University Administration’s insistence, and happened at ‘a place for higher learning.’ My view is they did not go high enough for what they learned. If this is a millennial view (a new world view)… keep in mind this group of individuals appear to feel: empowered, opinionated, demanding and entitled [spoiled]- also coming into the workforce after school.


[DISCLAIMER: The videos are to highlight not a culture (or any one ethnicity even though here there is but one) but an attitude… not adults but children thinking they are adults… not rational behavior but reactionary behavior… taken not by using logic but to an ‘illogical extreme.’ Furthermore, the F-Bomb is used numerous times- so be prepared. I’d guess ‘Moral Relativism’ here and having a ‘Right to Free Speech’ means there are some that might use offensive language, and it is not for anyone to judge based on a ‘trans-cultural standard.’ By going to look at them you do so on your own accord.]








When anything can be done and there are no standards used for being either right or wrong… we are left with individual, cultural or societal standards we are accustomed to- in a generalized (homogenized) fashion. The fulcrum we see being used (then) as a standard, not being absolute, is selective and self determined at the individual level, a standard that has no center (being uncontrolled) and no regard for anyone else.

When speaking about Religion a curious thing is found… there seems to be a separation between one’s faith and one’s actions, in light of ‘Moral Relativism,’ and a complete denial of the importance of God to the follower. From this standpoint, one could seek spiritualism but not religion… practice piety without a corresponding understanding, where faith and works are to be seamlessly bound [an understanding coming from Christianity, found in James 2:18 or James 2:24], even to deny God’s authority and to seek what one will- based on this self centered and self oriented compass.


In the book,”A New Kind of Christian,” by Brian D. McLaren, we are given many reasons to question: heaven and hell, theology and Christian practices, inclusion of a worldview… even pluralism and ‘Moral Relativity.’ In the chapter,’French Fries and the Kingdom of God,’ is a line, see it below…




“Postmodern theology has to reincarnate; we have to get back into the flesh and blood and sweat and dirt of the setting, because as I said, all truth is contextual.”


At face value this sounds like it could be valid but the more one realizes about what was stated here, it is but a means to render any absolutes (of any kind) as if they are without merit- without the authority of who said it… even Jesus Himself. Please look here for a clearer understanding of what the ‘Truth Criterion‘ is, in light of what it means to seek ‘contextual truth‘ instead of ‘truth’ itself. In this case, as it applies to Christianity, to imply,”all truth is contextual,” is a means to ignore or reject: claims made in the Bible… events and actions seen or told us, place a limit on what was done and say it was only specific to that time, people or place. If we were to live without God in our lives, and believe all that the world tells us is true, we would descend to reacting to things instead of responding to things- no better than animals.




Matthew 14:33 KJV
33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.
John 1:17 KJV
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
John 1:14 KJV
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
John 14:6 KJV
6 Jesus saith unto him,I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John 8:32 KJV
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.


If we seek to remove the authority of God from God (since Jesus [in Christianity] is the second person of the trinity) it is to turn our backs to God and what God represents to all mankind- Salvation, Deliverance and eternal hope. This would seek to turn Christianity into a form of religion with behavioral and psychological modification as the goal. It is for these many reasons… we need to pray for those that would: seek us harm, deny what is clearly put forth in the Bible and any that are made in the image of God- in effect, all mankind. Love is meant to be shared and given away… for there will be more where that came from but, please understand, love and the truth of God is something that must be asked for. Pray people will repent, change their ways while there is yet time to do so, and accept the gift of eternal life from Jesus the Messiah… the Christ, and believe in Him with your whole heart.
[Below are abstracts on ‘Truth’ and are found here.]
The basic message of Christianity is termed “the truth, ” and believers know the truth, and can discern that no lie is of the truth ( 1 John 2:4 1 John 2:21 ). Believers are to love in both deed and in truth (i.e., “truly” 1 John 3:18 ). Believers are of the truth, which no doubt means that they belong to Jesus, who is the truth ( 1 John 3:19 ).


Jesus describes himself as the way, the truth, and the life, and as such he is the only means to the Father ( 14:6 ). Even when Jesus departs, the ministry of truth will continue because the Comforter, who is the Spirit of truth ( 14:17 ), will be active both in the church as well as in the world.


Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,


Psalm 30:12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.


P.S. It is my hope you will seek truth with an open mind and a heart open to the love Jesus has for us all. Is this your prayer… I hope it is? (D.V.)
[A future topic… evolution, how strong is this viewpoint.]
Can mankind truly believe evolution is more accurate than creation? See why it just got harder to pass this hypothesis (guess… sounds so scientific but completely ‘illogical’) off as being factual- here.
Some of the images are from here.


“An answer to ponder on… a response to ‘an illogical’ comment, Part V”©


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To think is to reason what logical is to unsurprising.”
Russell D. Holder

Since you already know… I find it illogical when people can base what little they do believe on the most unlikely considerations… even imagination. I find it more than illogical, even perplexing, when people (might) insist on commenting without an explanation to the rationale they use to arrive at their conclusion(s) expressed- as if they might be an authority on anything at all. To find this as their reason [for themselves] not to believe in what stems from (for the sake of example) the Bible. Let’s search for some validity to ruminate on… and go past history, logic, prophetic writing, realistic and practical examples of belief… to the very ‘promises of God- provision.’

The most amazing thing provided to us in the word of God (the Bible) is the numerous patterns of parallels. A series of: repeated events, sequences or use of names- even God’s own. To see this is to understand what God desires from us- a relationship (personal and individual). Even the names of God imply this truth. Three such names cry out to the soul of any listening… Jehovah-jireh (The Lord Who Provides), Jehovah-rapha (The Lord Who Heals) and Jehovah-nissi (The Lord Our Banner). See an article on them here. There is surety found in the promises of God (Jehovah-jireh) made to man and mankind.



Abraham and Isaac set out on a short journey together. Little did Isaac know God had told Abraham to sacrifice his son, spoken of in Genesis 22:2, knowing Isaac came about by God’s promise to Abraham… to be the ‘Father of many nations’. Sarah was barren for more than 90 years but bore Abraham a Son, and the covenant (promise) made was an everlasting covenant (one without end). See this referred to in Genesis 17¹ or see the reference 1 below. Here is where the image (pattern or parallel) becomes obvious… telling us of the substitutionary object Jesus was to be for us, just as the ram provided for Abraham, and the priests sacrificing lambs for the sins of the people of Israel.

1… listen to Genesis 17 here but you will have to click Genesis 17 for the right passage of scripture. Also, the audio track starts right up once you click to the link… so you’ll have to hit pause before Genesis 1 has started to play.

The story of Joseph is replete with: images, parallels and number sequences (logical when considering Bolzano’s Logic); which infers more than a mere connection to ‘logic and mathematics (the use of numbers)’. Below is a very brief abstract from the hyperlink above…


Following Aristotle, Bolzano distinguished two sorts of proofs: those which show that something is the case and those which also show why it is so.

Joseph was an archetype for what Jesus would become to the Jewish people: a provider of nourishment (Jesus came from Bethlehem… the root of Jesse [King David], and Bethlehem was called ‘the house of bread’), an authority granted to him in Egypt (Jesus was given authority by the Father [His Father in heaven]), Joseph spoke of three days in the interpretation of dreams (Jesus spent three days before He was resurrected from the grave)… and the list goes on. I do not believe in coincidence, when it comes to God, mankind could never see as many patterns coming from the Torah or the Bible as we see (plainly and logically) today- let alone those found in ‘the Bible Codes’ with Dr. Eliyahu Rips. There is also a lengthy video (1:32:28 minutes in duration) that provides logical proof of an infallible nature- speaking to us clearly in and from these patterns.


In looking at this profusion of honors heaped suddenly upon Joseph, it cannot be doubted that he would humbly yet thankfully acknowledge the hand of a special Providence in conducting him through all his checkered course to almost royal power; and we, who know more than Joseph did, cannot only see that his advancement was subservient to the most important purposes relative to the Church of God, but learn the great lesson that a Providence² directs the minutest events of human life.



2… the protective care of God as a spiritual power (some definitions would add ‘or of nature’ but nature cannot protect us from ourselves) which will aid man in the timely preparation for future eventualities. For Joseph it would be to provide for Israel in time of famine.

Genesis 37:28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.
[Joseph was betrayed by his Brothers]



Matthew 27:3& 4 3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou that.
[Jesus was betrayed by one of His disciples… for silver also]



[Below is from Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible… for Matthew 27]
The Centurion’s Testimony (Matthew 27:54). [I’m adding this here of my own accord… Is this the same Centurion found here?]
Now when the centurion–the military superintendent of the execution.
and they that were with him watching Jesus, saw the earthquake–or felt it and witnessed its effects.
they feared greatly–convinced of the presence of a Divine Hand.
saying, Truly this was the Son of God–There cannot be a reasonable doubt that this expression was used in the Jewish sense, and that it points to the claim which Jesus made to be the Son of God, and on which His condemnation expressly turned. The meaning, then, clearly is that He must have been what He professed to be; in other words, that He was no impostor. There was no medium between those two. See, the similar testimony of the penitent thief–“This man hath done nothing amiss”–on Luke 23:41 .
The Galilean Women ( Matthew 27:55, Matthew 27:56 ).
[Below comes from here, a clear view of who God is to His people and those willing to believe He, Jesus, is ‘The Messiah’]
Postexilic prophets spoke of the Messiah as the royal, redeeming, restoring One to come ( Hag 2:20-22 ; Zech 4:1-14 ; 6:9-15 ; 9:9-10 ), Malachi spoke of the Messiah as a cleansing agent who, as messenger of the covenant, would bring healing in his wings ( 3:1-4 ; 4:1-3 ).

As John the Baptist proclaimed… “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” ( John 1:29 ).

Jesus proclaimed himself as the Messiah in Nazareth ( Luke 4:16-22 ) and at Jacob’s well to the Samaritan woman ( John 4:24-25 ).

The biblical messiah, who was symbolized and typified, as explained below, was a divine-human being, ordained by God the Father to be the mediator of the covenant and as such to be the administrator of the kingdom of God.
After the Exile it assumed the form Jeshua, whence the Greek form Jesus. It was given to our Lord to denote the object of his mission, to save… to provide a way for us (Matthew 1:21).

[For a handy set of tools (compliments of biblestudytools.com) I’d like to share with you the ‘Audio Bible,’ ‘Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible,’ ‘Concordances,’ and some ‘Dictionaries‘ of worth.]

See Part I, Part II, Part III and Part IV at these respective links.

“The ‘Nazarene’ from Galilee”©


Saracen areas influenced IV

By the hands that wore from honor and
honorable things arisen from a crusade…
to know no guile or deception shall cross
a mind when sought to find God soon obeyed,
there are obvious signs of God’s existence in
nature found when looked at good and clear,
to know no Saracen or anyone to besiege the
City of Jerusalem but God alone you to fear,
though blood shed for one’s belief in any god
shall fall to Earth in vain… saved by Christ,
the blood shed by God and of God for man
and all to believe in Him receive His thirst
to satisfy the Heavenly Father, His will be
done, there is no other so inclined or eternal,
God’s love is not left to brood over, to envy,
but exists in the dark of night as it is diurnal,
and any faith without such love one might too
accept shall sooner fail, short lived in jubilee,
know from the Shepherd’s gate to reveal a sight
to savor, comes the Savior… the one of Galilee.


Saracen V- the holy lands

Saracen II

Jerusalem will continue to be under siege… until the Prince of Peace (Jesus Christ) returns.

It literally comes down to what has been said prophetically… to one is telling the truth and the other is believing a lie- the two sides to the same coin of eschatology. The biggest difference between the two, Islam or Christianity and Judaism, is whether God wants us to prove His existence or not! Islam says no!


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Found in both of these thoughts (one secular and the other religious) is ‘a parallel’ and a similitude of expressed belief- where one should not exist! Are they both claiming to be against the God of Israel, the living God?


Christianity and Judaism believe God wants to be: known, proven and worshiped. What good would it be if those who worship they don’t know who they are worshiping? There would be nothing there (found) to glory or be gloried in at all, would there?

[The Bible: The Antichrist is an unparalleled political, military and religious leader that will emerge in the last days.

Islam: The Mahdi is an unparalleled political, military and religious leader that will emerge in the last days.

The Bible: The False Prophet is a secondary prominent figure that will emerge in the last days who will support the Antichrist.

Islam: The Muslim Jesus is a secondary prominent figure that will emerge in the last days to support the Mahdi.]

Ezekiel 28:9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.
The first crusade… to the last, and the last one is nearer to all of us than most want to think. Since the destruction of the temple in Israel, and despite the clamoring of all within Jerusalem set against it, the temple is being rebuilt. This is very significant in Christian prophecy… and tells us we do not have as much time as most would think we do. It is time to get right with God… or be left to endure ‘the great tribulation’ spoken of in the Bible.


2011 Blueprints for the new Temple in Israel

Temple plans from 2011

Saracen VI- the temple is being rebuilt


[Below is found in abstract in Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible]

On Ezekiel 28
Fulfilled in part at the restoration from Babylon, when Judaism, so far from being merged in heathenism, made inroads by conversions on the idolatry of surrounding nations. The full accomplishment is yet future, when Israel, under Christ, shall be the center of Christendom; of which an earnest was given in the woman from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon who sought the Saviour ( Matthew 15:21, Matthew 15:24, Matthew 15:26-28; compare Isaiah 11:12).

Some of the images are from here, and here for the temple…

“An answer to ponder on… a response to ‘an illogical’ comment, Part IV”©


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To think is to reason what logical is to unsurprising.”
Russell D. Holder

Since you already know… I find it illogical when people can base what little they do believe on the most unlikely considerations… even imagination. I find it more than illogical, even perplexing, when people (might) insist on commenting without an explanation to the rationale they use to arrive at their conclusion(s) expressed- as if they might be an authority on anything at all. To find this as their reason [for themselves] not to believe in what stems from (for the sake of example) the Bible. Let’s search for some validity to ruminate on… and go past history, logic, prophetic writing… to look at some examples of who has stood in opposition, changed their minds (unable to dispute what they found or unwilling to protest further) and became ‘believers’ themselves. I will stick to three separate people and three different reasons for this drastic change in ‘believability’- by way of solid information both logical and practical.


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I guess (I know… it sounds illogical?) he never heard of Jesus at all!

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One of the first(such) people which comes to mind is Antony Flew, an avowed atheist… well learned and educated secularist. It was once told me (truth or fiction… I’m not sure) Antony Flew originally set out to disprove God exists but there were things he could not answer due to causality- and it might just be the ‘Intelligent Design’ issues he came across with research on DNA itself. Look here. It seems he could not come to a firm conclusion to believe in a ‘self perpetuating/replicating [the naturalistic view or explanation] first organism.’ To think (rationally or logically) it came about by accident and run headlong into the ‘Intelligent Design’ issues would seal the questions which he faced personally.


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I found a man that was raised Muslim, from Syria, and later suffered a brain aneurysm… that left him in a coma for a month. After this experience he began a twenty year journey- toward full acceptance in Jesus being who He claimed He was. This man’s name is Karim Shamsi-Basha and here is his story. See the cover of his book below.


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This is one open declaration I cannot fathom… one that seems ‘illogical’ presented with the abundance of evidence in the Bible and Torah- both!


Dr. Bernard Nathanson went from being an advocate of abortion, to being an abortionist… and then became a giant for the pro-life movement. Read this article, dated February 27th, 2011, and from The Witherspoon Institute, on his background and ground breaking 180° turn around in the face of truth. A brief abstract from the hyperlink above is found below…

By 1980, the weight of evidence in favor of the pro-life position had overwhelmed Nathanson and driven him out of the practice of abortion. He had come to regard the procedure as unjustified homicide and refused to perform it. Soon he was dedicating himself to the fight against abortion and revealing to the world the lies he and his abortion movement colleagues had told to break down public opposition.


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After producing the documentary film,”The Silent Scream¹,” and the reaction² of the unborn child threatened with imminent extinction. If this is to serious for you then I give you an ad from YouTube, a Superbowl Doritos commercial, that simply unnerved NARAL into a complaint, see below… and know Dr. Nathanson would probably approve.


1… You may run to NARAL and Planned Parenthood, with Hillary or President Obama, but you can find this movie on VHS here, see the YouTube version here, and find there is always the chance (with divine intervention) you’ll change your mind if you favor abortion yourself.

2… the movie was de-bunked and due to the the inability of the fetus (the un-born human baby) to exhibit cognitive skills, being undeveloped as yet. There is still debate as to if a fetus is capable of experiencing pain.

P.S. I think we should all consider #NotBuyingIt when it comes to supporting NARAL or Planned Parenthood themselves. It is man that must answer God for what we’ve done… and not the other way around.


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Unfortunately, this is the growing trend… my answer is the image below!

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Images (most of them) are from here.

See Part I, Part II, Part III and Part V at these respective links.



“An answer to ponder on… a response to ‘an illogical’ comment, Part III”©



Gambling on logic

Gambling on logic. What are you willing to gamble on?

“To think is to reason what logical is to unsurprising.”
Russell D. Holder


Since you already know… I find it illogical when people can base what little they do believe on the most unlikely considerations… even imagination. I find it more than illogical, even perplexing, when people (might) insist on commenting without an explanation to the rationale they use to arrive at their conclusion(s) expressed- as if they might be an authority on anything at all. To find this as their reason [for themselves] not to believe in what stems from (for the sake of example) the Bible. Let’s search for some validity to ruminate on… and go past history, and logic… to look at some examples of what is: implied, stated and perceivable through the lens of ‘prophetic writing’.


When it comes to ‘prophetic writing’ and the prophecies contained within the Bible, one must understand (come to know) one third of the Bible is prophecy. Of the 1/3rd of the prophecy foretold us… two thirds have already come to pass. In other words, what has become the validity of the words spoken about (in the past) has turned out to bear a 100% accuracy rate. I know of no other book written by humans, on the subject of God Himself, with this same accuracy; which implies God has been the source for it all along. How else could it happen so? To think anything else becomes ‘illogical‘. Add to this thought… if two thirds have become ‘provable in human history’, why would we think nothing will come true from the remaining third; which is our present day and forward (yet to come)?


It is surprising, when one is unaware of this fact, is just how ‘illogical‘ this seems… to understand prophecy related before it happens turns out to be ‘history told us in advance’. There were more than 360 prophecies foretold about Jesus being the Jewish Messiah, look here. Twenty-eight prophecies fulfilled on the day of His Crucifixion, look here and obtain a PDF you can download. Here you’ll find a short list and purpose filled understanding coming from it.


Beyond finding out Jesus has fulfilled prophecy, in His life, death and resurrection, is to look at ‘probability‘… from a ‘logical’ perspective. Here is an amazing link showcasing the ‘odds’ to this event, with Dr. John Stoner, Author of “Science Speaks“. So were the Old Testament Prophets just guessing? That would really be ‘illogical‘, wouldn’t it?


I know from the truth of this being factual by: eyewitness accounts (directly there and present at the time of it happening) found in the Bible [Matthew, Mark, Luke and John], the Roman historian Flavius Josephus¹ (37 CE- circa 100 CE) also wrote about it, Biblical Archaeology: with digs and discoveries to validate and vindicate the authenticity of the history spoken of in the Bible, i.e. people, locations and events.


Although crucifixion was used to kill Jesus, it was given to be invented by the Persians… but spoken of in the Bible much earlier than that, Deuteronomy 21:22, or found in Psalm 22– some 400 years before it took place. See in abstract, from Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise), what was clearly implied by it, from it and for humanity (if they but believe it true… that Jesus died for us individually).


By the law of Moses, the touch of a dead body was defiling, therefore dead bodies must not be left hanging, as that would defile the land. There is one reason here which has reference to Christ; “He that is hanged is accursed of God;” that is, it is the highest degree of disgrace and reproach. Those who see a man thus hanging between heaven and earth, will conclude him abandoned of both, and unworthy of either. Moses, by the Spirit, uses this phrase of being accursed of God, when he means no more than being treated most disgracefully, that it might afterward be applied to the death of Christ, and might show that in it he underwent the curse of the law for us; which proves his love, and encourages to faith in him.


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Who would you believe in, any less than God come to serve mankind with His own loss (of human life)- resurrection proved He was God Himself!

1… As to the writings of Josephus, you can download his writings found here, compliments of the Gutenburg Project) and if you do not live in the US then please readTerms of Use‘. It would appear ‘logically‘ that one of the enemies of Josephus, in Rome, was Apion (30-20 BC- circa 45-48 AD), a Hellenized Egyptian.


P.S. I’d like to add this to the list of prophecy known, and this one is mathematical in nature, found at this link and concerning the 70 weeks of years (490= 70 x 7)- told us in Daniel 9: 24-25.


See Part I, Part II, Part IV and Part V at these respective links.