The View From 1776

Strength and Serenity in a Troubled World

Marie Jon’ reminds us that, in addition to stopping Islamic terrorism militarily, we should pray that God will soften the hearts of the Muslim world and turn them away from violent jihad towards peaceful coexistence.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 01/28 at 01:45 PM
  1. As long as any individual attempts to live and function with a false ego-center of his life he will pursue humanistic errors as solutions to life's priblems.

    He cannot escape his falsity as long as he does not perceive the actual center: GOD as revealed in JESUS.

    Once he recognizes Jesus' worthiness his ego will no longer be his center. He will be born anew.

    It is not an act of will but of perception.

    He is coming soon. Every OT & NT prophetic sign necessary has been fulfilled. We, His Bride, will suddenly rise to meet Him in the air and then return with Him...

    There is a special blessing for each person who reads the Book of Revelation for himself. However, "Every Word of GOD's is pure." Be Blessed!

    semper fidelis
    vincit veritas

    P.S. Remember, the priesthood ended when Jesus died, and the veil of the temple at the Holy of Holies was rent by GOD. Read it for yourself. jfb
    Posted by Jim Baxter  on  01/29  at  10:01 AM
  2. Whether this will be the 2nd coming or another world war and then the 2nd coming or another period after a world war of seeming peace, the current state of events in the U.S. and much of the world, has to do with "human nature." Man, when left to his own devices is a terrible manager of the world that God created. We were given dominion over it, as stated in Genesis. However, we were to seek God's will in exercising that dominion over his creation.

    When we seek to manage the world according to "human nature," we fail. That is why democracies fail is is why John Adams said.

    "Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." -
    -- John Adams

    Man chose to move toward democracy in the U.S. and away from the Republic that provided as least some checks on the people, along with state constitutions and the Federal Constitution.

    Without a nation of individuals seeking God's will in their own lives, the nation can't survive as a viable economic power. We will destroy ourselves by voting ourselves things we refuse to pay for.
    Posted by JanPBurr  on  01/29  at  12:34 PM
    Q: "What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son
    of man that You visit him?" Psalm 8:4
    A: "I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against
    you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing
    and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and
    your descendants may live." Deuteronomy 30:19

    Q: "Lord, what is man, that You take knowledge of him?
    Or the son of man, that you are mindful of him?" Psalm
    A: "And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose
    for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the
    gods which your fathers served that were on the other
    side of the river, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose
    land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will
    serve the Lord." Joshua 24:15

    Q: "What is man, that he could be pure? And he who is
    born of a woman, that he could be righteous?" Job 15:14
    A: "Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall He
    teach in the way he chooses." Psalm 25:12

    Q: "What is man, that You should magnify him, that You
    should set Your heart on him?" Job 7:17
    A: "Do not envy the oppressor and choose none of his
    ways." Proverbs 3:31

    Q: "What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son
    of man that You take care of him?" Hebrews 2:6
    A: "I have chosen the way of truth; your judgments I have
    laid before me." Psalm 119:30 "Let Your hand become my
    help, for I have chosen Your precepts."Psalm 119:173

    Genesis 3:3,6 Deuteronomy 11:26-28; 30:19 Job 5:23
    Isaiah 7:14-15; 13:12; 61:1 Amos 7:8 Joel 3:14
    Ecclesiastes 3:1-8


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    The greatest scientist in human history
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    an authority on the Bible's Book of Daniel
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    Daniel 9:25-26 Habakkuk 2:2-3 selah
    Posted by Jim Baxter  on  01/29  at  02:43 PM
  4. "Marie Jon
    Posted by James Veverka  on  01/29  at  03:35 PM
  5. Those wars like the wars that were started by secular humanist and killed millions like Stalin did, are due to man-made goals.

    All people have religion and they will fight for their religion whether it involves a god or not. The left is often just as intolerant of the right as the right is of the left.

    As our founders stated, a democracy is doomed and it doesn't matter if it is a religious based democracy or a secular democracy once the people start thinking they can vote themselves benefits without paying for them.
    Posted by JanPBurr  on  01/29  at  03:58 PM
  6. Most wars are wars about economics, not religion. It is easy to be tolerant when you are prosperous. But, when a nation experiences hunger, it looks for somebody to blame. Their government, of course, doesn't want to be blamed so they blame nation "X."

    They convince the people that nation because of religion, greed, control of resources, tyranny, trade disputes, etc.(any difference will do) are the cause of the "hunger." Then, "war is the solution" and all will be utopia if they are removed. That is common in any society whether it is religious in nature or not. Religion is just as good an excuse as others for governments or leaders to us.

    Of course, sometimes the threats are real and it is a religious group that wants to conquer and use the "name of God," as an excuse when there is no legitimate excuse. However, there are times when it is purely greed and desire to have what the people of another nation have that is the basis for war. Secular humanists are, of course, just as likely to that as anyone else.

    War is a product "human nature" whether those humans are followers of a spiritual religion or a religion based on "logic."
    Posted by JanPBurr  on  01/29  at  04:09 PM
  7. Jan, you need to make a distinction between human nature as made in GOD's image, and "human nature" after/and since 'the Fall.' Those ignorant of human history will think GOD made mistakes in making us in His image. Not.

    He never took away our definitive power of choice-making. He set in motion the Word and His power of redemption. Choice is the ellement that distnguishes the Judeo-Christian process from every man-made religion.

    Note that many many Muslims today are having dreams and visions, that include a person they have heard about, Jesus, but are coming to Christians for more information, Bibles, about who He is - and what He has said to them.

    They are impelled by the terrible behavior of their fellows and want to know more about the superior alternative, Christianity. Praise the Lord! The Lion of Judah is Coming soon!

    semper fidelis
    vincit veritas
    Posted by Jim Baxter  on  03/25  at  08:58 AM
  8. Each individual human being possesses a unique, highly
    developed, and sensitive perception of variety. Thus
    aware, man is endowed with a natural capability for enact-
    ing internal mental and external physical selectivity.
    Quantitative and qualitative choice-making thus lends
    itself as the superior basis of an active intelligence.

    Human is earth's Choicemaker. His title describes
    his definitive and typifying characteristic. Recall
    that his other features are but vehicles of experi-
    ence intent on the development of perceptive
    awareness and the following acts of decision and
    choice. Note that the products of man cannot define
    him for they are the fruit of the discerning choice-
    making process and include the cognition of self,
    the utility of experience, the development of value-
    measuring systems and language, and the accultur-
    ation of civilization.

    The arts and the sciences of man, as with his habits,
    customs, and traditions, are the creative harvest of
    his perceptive and selective powers. Creativity, the
    creative process, is a choice-making process. His
    articles, constructs, and commodities, however
    marvelous to behold, deserve neither awe nor idol-
    atry, for man, not his contrivance, is earth's own
    highest expression of the creative process.

    Human is earth's Choicemaker. The sublime and
    significant act of choosing is, itself, the Archimedean
    fulcrum upon which man levers and redirects the
    forces of cause and effect to an elected level of qual-
    ity and diversity. Further, it orients him toward a
    natural environmental opportunity, freedom, and
    bestows earth's title, The Choicemaker, on his
    singular and plural brow.

    - from The Season of Generation-Choicemaker Joel 3:14 kjv

    semper fidelis
    vincit veritas
    Posted by Jim Baxter  on  03/28  at  01:12 AM
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    semper fidelis
    vincit veritas
    a follower of The Lion of Judah
    Posted by Jim Baxter  on  04/11  at  08:29 AM
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