Christian based commentaries and observations.

Quote of Note

Billy Graham's Prayer For Our Nation

: 'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance.
We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done.

We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery.

We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare.

We have killed our unborn and called it choice.

We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable.

We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem.

We have abused power and called it politics.

We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment.

Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free.
: Amen!'

Who is Jesus


Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Treatise on The E.U., 9/11, and the Book of Job

This is an observation that I made shortly following the terrorist attack of 9/11/01. While I have talked to many people about it I never wrote it down anywhere to save it.
In the book of Job we get a look behind the curtain of the spiritual realms and see how Satan works and his limitations. God brags to Satan about the faithfulness of Job. Satan argues that if "the hedge of protection" was to be removed, so that he, Satan, could destroy Jobs blessings', then Job would curse God. This is similar to Jesus telling Peter that, "Satan has asked to sift him like wheat". Its nice to know that Satan is limited in what he can do to the righteous. When he is allowed to test and get in behind the hedge of protection he reveals what his ways, motives and plans are.
Any one who has looked into biblical "end times" prophecies has read the the Antichrist will probably rise to power in the revived Roman Empire and from there control the rest of the world, before he moves his capitol to Babylon. The majority of writers point to the European Union as the Revived Roman Empire. The E.U. comprises the land area controlled by Rome at its height and the populace of Roman ancestry.
Now the E.U is being built on three foundations; Economic, political, and military union. To qualify that statement have copied research with a web like here:

Europe had to witness a second catastrophe, World War II (1939-1945), so that it fully becomes aware of the suicidal absurdity that nationalist rivalry had led the continent to. The necessity of some type of European integration in a new way to reorder the European political map became evident.
Three realities evinced the necessity of this new orientation towards the European integration:
Firstly, the Europeans' awareness of their own weakness. Second World War had put a definitive end to the traditional European hegemony in the world. The two new superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, had a very superior economic, political and military might than the heterogeneous group of European States.
Secondly, the conviction that it was necessary to avoid, by all possible means, coming back to a confrontation among European States. The two world wars had begun as European civil wars and our continent had been the main battle field in both. Essentially, it was a question of searching an accommodation between France and Germany. A compromise that would be endorsed by the USA. The European integration will paved the way to guarantee peace.
Thirdly, the extended desire among many Europeans to create a freer, fairer and more prosperous continent in which the international relationships were developed in a framework of concord.
[In 1950] , the French government proposed the establishment of an European defense Community (EDC). This project was aborted in 1954, when the French Legislative Assembly vetoed its application. The EDC, that implied a strong military and political integration, was substituted by the Western European Union (WEU). Since NATO and WEU overlap, it has had a minor role in European defense.....
In spite of this mishap, the integration process went on. The Treaty of Paris was signed in April of 1951, establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC). The common High Authority common was presided by Jean Monnet. The Six: France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Low Countries and Luxemburg made up this first European Community...It was evident that economic integration was the only practical way toward a political union that should be achieved after a long time. The failure of the EDC had demonstrated that political and military union was still an utopian objective.

If Europe is to take center stage in world dominantion than it seems to reason that the United States must recede in the same arenas. Enter Satan hedge left, driving Al Qaeda, with three targets in mind. Satan, when allowed, attacked the same three institutions in America that he was using to build his earthly kingdom in Europe. The World trade towers were important centers of our economy. The next target hit was the Pentagon, our center of military organization. The third and most likely target of the attack was the White House or the Capitol building, our center of political union. That was probably the destination of the plane which was crashed in Pennsylvania.

"Moussaoui, the only person charged in the United States in connection with the September 11 attacks, took the stand in his own trial in Alexandria, Virginia March 27, 2005 and testified that he was supposed to fly a fifth airplane into the White House as part of the September 11 plot. Moussaoui, 36, a French citizen of Moroccan descent, said convicted "shoebomber" Richard Reid was to join him as part of the crew in the suicide mission. " (REUTERS/Sherburne County Sheriffs Office/Handout)

I remember that grocery store checkout rag sheet that had the headline and picture, "Face of Satan seen in world trade towers smoke". Indeed it was!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

the Christianity difference

Did you ever take a good look at the major differences between Christianity and all the other religous systems out there. For me it is one of the reasons I believe Christianity is true. "broad is the road to destruction, but narrow is the path to life"! Swim against the crowd!
Religion is man attemping to make himself good enough to reconcile himself to God. Do enough good deeds to balance out the bad ones. In some cases (crusades and Jihads) shed his own tainted blood as a sacrifice. It is: salvation by works to obtain grace.
Christianity is God making man good enough for himself. It is God's good work and self shed pure blood as a sacrifice. It is: salvation by grace enabling good works, without damning pride, to follow.
I kind of like God's way better. I think that his efforts are always going be better than mine. (Did you ever try to create a universe from nothing) Who are you going to count on for your destiny, him or you?
One more thing: the founders of the other major religions claimed to be Seekers, Teachers and Prophets. Jesus made the claim to be God and backed it up with selfless love, irreffutable teaching, accurate prophecy, miracles, and ressurection.
Now who do you want to count on, Jesus, or the others and yourself?