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The B3: Boobs, Butts & Bucks

The B3: Boobs, Butts & Bucks

When it all comes down to it, the problem with the world is largely its indifference and its blatant lack of interest in its Creator.

Guess I had it already basically pinned down when I wrote that song, “Indifference.”

The problem is that everybody thinks that they are so much more interesting than God, and whatever they’ve got to say is so much more important.

Back in the 60s and 70s people were still willing to listen to what songwriters like Bob Dylan, James Taylor or Donovan had to say.

Today’s generation is more interested in boobs wiggling to the monotonous stomp-beat of the umpteenth re-make of some song of the 80s that most teens haven’t heard yet, and in putting their own voices to the karaoke soundtrack of that re-make, and wiggle their own butts & boobs (henceforth referred to as “B&Bs”), the way they’ve learned it from Britney & co.

It’s not that I’m opposed to B&Bs. But I am opposed to stupidity, (not referring to stupidity as lack of knowledge, but rather the tendency to continue to make the wrong choices, due to setting false priorities) which is probably our 2nd biggest Enemy, right after our indifference. Or maybe it’s our stupidity that causes us to be so indifferent…

Okay, so, our job as Christians or believers in God is to arouse people’s interest in Him and make them reconsider, “What on earth makes you so sure that you’re that much more interesting than the Creator of the Universe?”

Our job is to remind the creation that it’s not No.1, after all.

As I say, it was easier to use music back in the days when folks would listen to the lyrics, and the lyrics actually meant something.

Back then, it was even possible to win a few souls by wiggling B&Bs to the tune of a Gospel song. Nowadays you’d just get lost in a sea of’em…

It’s hard to keep the vision of the Great Commission the Lord has given us to spread His Good News everywhere and preach the Gospel to every creature when every creature seems to be too infatuated with themselves to give the Good News of Creator’s love the time of day.

Certainly writing just another despairing blog isn’t going to do the trick… But it usually helps me to think & crystallize my thoughts, & perhaps come up with a good idea. I think God needs that. He needs a few more people with good ideas, but who are willing to use those good ideas to win souls, and not just make a big buck.

Not that I’m opposed to big bucks, either. But I am opposed to greed.

It’s probably our 3rd biggest enemy, right after our stupidity and indifference…

And let’s face it, folks: one reason why a substantial amount of people is becoming sicker of “Christianity” by the hour is because of its promoters’ passion for shuffling dough and building big fancy buildings while 10.000 people are starving every day, and that number is bound to increase this year, due to the things our greed has done to this planet and our global agriculture.

Maybe what’s going to get people interested in God (- and I’m not talking about the kind of “interest” where God & Jesus are hip because over half of the population goes to one of the churches on every block -) is going to be the consequences of where our lack of interest in Him is going to lead us.

Maybe what it’s going to take is a crisis. Maybe trouble is actually good for us, and is going to do more for our souls’ welfare than all the wiggling and shaking of B&B’s in the world put together…

And maybe our job is just to be there when the time arrives, to remind people that there is a God and He loves them, even if they wouldn’t have given a hoot about Him before the trouble came…

If that’s the case, let it be, and “bring on the night,” if that’s what it takes to wake us up.

Some of us seem to be awake, but paralyzed at the same time, unable to do anything to wake up anyone else.

Maybe that’s going to change soon. As soon as the repercussions of the current crisis will have hit the more sheltered regions of the world, and those parts of town where business still goes on as usual.

“Business as usual” doesn’t seem to be good for our relationship with our Creator. “Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.” “Business as usual” creates indifference, stupidity and greed, because who was ever satisfied with what they have in the business of raking in ever more?

If that’s the case, let’s have some change, and not just wait for it to happen. Changing the world – if anybody’s still interested in that endeavor – starts with us, and it behooves us to change and adapt our attitudes, methods and whatever it takes to remind ourselves and others that there is yet something or Someone more important than the 3 Bs (boobs, butts & bucks).

Let’s see if we can’t convince a substantial amount of folks that God is actually capable of topping those. (After all, He’s the Inventor of at least the first 2 Bs, and maybe there’s more where that came from…)

Remember that 80s movie with George Burns, “Oh God, II” in which God recruits a little girl to start an advertisement campaign for Him? We need something like that… A slogan like “Think God!” or “God first” or … “God beats boobs, butts & bucks”…

C’mon, help me out here!

Of course, it’s natural that people want admiration, attention and recognition, and I’m not advocating depriving anybody of that. Long live the marvels of God’s creation! But all I’m saying is, first thing’s still first, and we ought to give credit where it’s due, & not exclude the Creator from His creation, as they have pretty much done over here in Europe for the past 150 years, and proud of it and celebrating the event, as if the ascent of homo sapiens was something we could pat ourselves on the back for.

What it all boils down to is that love (being God) beats sex, the Creator is actually more worthy of our attention and worship than His creation, and yes, there is even something more marvelous and magnificent to adore than our wee little selves, and that’s the One Who made us & loves us even more than we could ever love ourselves (and that in spite of all He knows about us.)

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Best Employer on the Globe: G.O.D.Inc.

Best Employer on the Globe: G.O.D.Inc.

According to this Daily Telegraph article, Christians in Britain (as I’m sure elsewhere around the globe) are finding it harder to keep their jobs and positions in society. Maybe they’re beginning to get a little taste of what true believers have had to endure since the onset of Christendom, before their martyrs moved from the arenas into the grandstands in the 4th century.

During the first 3 centuries of Christianity’s existence, believers had very similar problems: each trade within the Roman empire had their own guild, and without being a member of such, one could not practice the trade. One membership requirement was the annual offering up of incense to a Pagan deity, and if a Christian refused to offer incense, he would be expelled from the guild and thus find himself unable to practice his craft.

Perhaps one reason why God sometimes allows such difficulties to arise is for His children to put their trust in Him, instead of the System, and if we truly consider ourselves Christians, perhaps to consider doing the job that Christ gave each of His followers to do: “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15).

I know, that sounds outrageously fanatical. “You mean, we’re all supposed to become missionaries, huh!”

Well, I didn’t say that. All I know is what Jesus said: “Ye cannot serve God and Mammon,” (Matth.6:24), one of my favorites among my list of Bible Verses Most Christians Choose to Ignore.

In the minds of present day Christians, God seems to be capable of everything but taking care of them.

We profess the Gospel of “Professionalism” as if it were the professions and jobs that are eternal, and not God’s Word, and as if there never was any such thing as an economic crisis.

Well, let’s talk again in a year from now.

Eventually, folks, it’s going to come to that: you’re just going to have to trust the Lord!

Mammon is a pretty fickle god, in whom I wouldn’t put my trust any further than I can toss my Toyota. – Excuse me, my wife’s Toyota.

It doesn’t really matter what you do, as long as you don’t put your trust in Mammon or money, but “in the living God Who giveth us richly all things to enjoy” (1Tim.6:17).

And if it really becomes difficult or impossible for you to do your job in whatever profession you’ve learned, perhaps you should consider doing the job God gave each of us to do, and do whatever you can to prove that you seek first the Kingdom of God by taking care of His flock, especially the lost sheep out there, who are not yet in the fold.

There are so many ways to do that nowadays. Most of all by becoming living samples of a living faith in a living God, Who is not unable to care for us, even if we’ll never get another job in this life!

Take it from someone who hasn’t had another employer for 29 years. God is the best!

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A friend of mine lent me the book “The Shadows of Power” by James Perloff (the same guy who wrote “Tornado in a Junkyard“), and it put a few more pieces of the puzzle of the Endtime scenario together in my head, giving me a slightly clearer vision of how everything fits together.

For one thing, I had always been wondering how come the Whore in Revelation (which I believe symbolizes America as the ultimate embodiment of the stray Church) is riding on the back of a beast that seems to resemble every world empire.

But when one reads how the plans for the New World Order, the final and 7th world empire (from a biblical point of view) that is to rule the world before Christ’s return were basically all made in New York (namely at the Council on Foreign Relations), and usually turned into profit for those same bankers who brought the CFR into being in the first place (including the virtual creation of Communism in Russia, China and Cuba, plus just about every single war in the 20th century), then it becomes obvious how the Whore would emerge fat and rich from the exploits of the NWO Beast she is riding so pompously on.

Perloff’s Book was written in 1988, only shortly before the collapse of the Sowjet Union, and thus, the foothold of Communism in Europe, consequently leading to China becoming more open for “the wine of her fornication” and the “delicacies” of capitalism as well, and one almost wonders if there’s a connection between the fact that too many people were being made aware of what the CFR were up to (like the John Birch Society, or Gary Allen, who had written “None Dare Call It Conspiracy” over a decade earlier), and perhaps caused them to change plans and create a new “Enemy” to replace Communism.

It becomes obvious through the book that “the Establishment” (as Perloff politely refers to the CFR) used the threat of Communism and their supposed efforts to “stop” it (while in reality furthering it wherever they could) in order to pull wool over the public’s eyes, enabling them to wage “police actions” in Korea, later Vietnam, etc., the same way the new culprit has enabled the Bush administration to unleash their unholy “War on Terror,” terror basically standing for “Islam.”

Apparently unable to stop Christianity from flourishing, or perhaps even having fostered the growth of the wrong kind of Christianity (the kind that interprets “Love your enemies” as “put them out of their misery”), creating a new, turban-wearing and carpet-knives swinging “Enemy” that looked even more dangerous than the reds, was a welcome change in the scenario that made exposers of the NWO/CFR clique look as if they’d been barking up the wrong tree:

“You see? You told everyone that we were going to use Communism to rule the world, and now it’s dead, nyananya…”

Another thing I gleaned from reading this book, even though there wasn’t anything obvious written in it to indicate that, was that the architects of the NWO aren’t in any kind of a hurry, and if they have to change plans, they’ll change’em.

Fundamental Christians often seem to see the final signs of the End, and the Coming of Christ being fulfilled in front of their eyes and unfolding in the News they’re currently watching on TV: “Oh yeah, Bush must be the Antichrist!” Or, “No, it must be Obama!”

As much as I wish for all this madness to come to an end as swiftly as anyone would, I’m coming to the conclusion that it’s probably still going to take a little while before we’ll see those final events unfold: a final New World Order established by 10 “kings” of both totalitarian and democratic territories (see Daniel 2:41), which will ultimately be spearheaded by one last, final and ultimate world dictator.

The stage isn’t quite ready for that yet.

Which doesn’t mean, though, that there isn’t plenty of trouble brewing. The economy is going down, and will continue to go down, all in order to bring the rulers of the darkness of this world closer to their goal: a merging of currencies, eventually to be abolished and replaced by the Mark of the Beast.

Food prices are not only going to soar, but explode, and whatever price it will cost the nations of this world in order to save their skin, they will pay it, even if it’s their “sovereignty” or other freedoms. If you’ve been in the habit of “laboring for the meat which perisheth,” as Jesus warned us all not to do, then you’re also going to find out why He warned us not to do so. He knew what dangerous position this was eventually going to bring mankind into: “the hour of temptation which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth” (Rev.3:10).

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On our way to our gig last night we were listening to some of Don McLean‘s old stuff, which I had recently dug out, and I was touched by the beauty of his art of expression, and most particularly in his anti-war songs like “The Grave,” or “Everybody Loves Me, Baby” etc.

It made me realize how drastically things have changed since the early 70s. People just don’t write lyrics like that anymore. The vast majority have come to accept war as a commodity of life to preserve the Western status quo, or the American Way of life, or whatever.

Instead of rebelling against their governments’ falling into nations that they have no business dropping bombs on, they accept the media hogwash and propaganda of “the enemy” and give their silent consent to the daily mass murder that’s happening on behalf of their tax money.

And that in spite of the lesson we ought to have learned from fairly recent history of what guilt people can collectively heap upon themselves by silently consenting to the evils committed by their governments.

How many church visits will it take to clear a conscience of that burden, that’s mostly not even recognized? How many donations or tithes will it take to buy forgiveness for the silent tolerance of the slaughter perpetrated in the name of us, “the people?”

The closest thing in recent times that I heard to some of the anti-war protest songs from a time when at least a substantial amount of the world population honestly admitted that war was evil and that the U.S. had no business wreaking havoc in Vietnam are songs like Pink’s “Dear Mr.President,” (although the song does not mention anything about American foreign policies, but only deals with domestic issues) and, of course, we’ve got Pearl Jam’s rendition of Dylan’s “Masters of War.” – Oh, and perhaps some of the Dixie Chicks‘ Anti-Bush rantings, for which they’ll always have my respect. Oh, and of course, good ol’ Neil Young’s “Impeach the President,” bless his soul!

Pretty much everyone else that I know of dances to the modern drums of war, or rather, to the tune of “let’s ignore what our country is doing in other countries,” unless another bunch of flag-wrapped coffins arrive at home, that is.

The trademark of the 21st century, thus far: the (cultural) voices of truth have become (nearly) silent. The nations cower in fear of their leaders and follow them like sheep to the slaughter of the innocents.

The problem with that is the universal law of cause and effect as laid down by many spiritual teachers, including Jesus’ follower St. Paul, when he said, “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” There’s a cold wind blowin’, and we’re beginning to see the first fruits of our “harvest” in a crumbling economy and a crisis which now has officially exceeded the rank of severity of that of the Great Depression, (along with forecasts of food shortages coming upon us as early as this year, which many of us may find themselves unable to deal with).

Even the young staff of the joint we played in last night acknowledged in a conversation I overheard while packing up our gear, that we’re still going to chew on the repercussions of the current crisis for the next 5, 10 or 15 years, and that even though Europe hasn’t seen the worst of it.

Unfortunately, it will probably take more than a financial crisis for people to wake up and tell their government, “Mr. Obama, don’t follow in the footsteps of your predecessor, and please, stop killing people in Pakistan or Afghanistan.” Or to their most strongly supported ally, Israel, for that matter, “Please stop killing innocent Palestinian children!”

Even more unfortunately, if history continues repeating itself (- and that in such a drastic manner that some people have started to doubt whether history is really real -), then this current crisis, like the one in the 30s, will only lead to more and greater war, greater need for some “culprit” to blame and make pay for the domestic dilemma, greater cries and thirst for blood, and who will be the next people that will answer with a shattering unanimous, roaring “YES!” to the question, “Do you want total war?

Younger people nowadays speak critically of the hippie movement. But you’ve got to give the hippies credit for having had the guts to stand up for their love for peace, for being willing to acknowledge (unlike many supposed “Christians”) the Biblical reality that war is evil, and for being willing to oppose their authorities for their stance against war.
They may be looked upon with ridicule by today’s silent consenters and smug cogs in the machine that have learned to shut up and do as they’re told, but maybe a wiser future generation will look back at those rebels of the 60s and early 70s as the true heroes of the 20th century, and perhaps even as the last of their kind in history as we know it altogether.

In my experiences with abundant acquaintances I’ve come to realize the fact that some people simply refuse to acknowledge the existence and reality of their mistakes, thus depriving themselves of the possibility to ever learn from them, but thus to remain “willingly ignorant,” as the Bible puts it, which Kent Hovind appropriately translated into modern English as “dumb on purpose.”

What if an entire nation or generation chooses to be willingly ignorant, or “dumb on purpose?”

It reminds me of one of those relics from the 60s which may have even sounded a little naive back then, but in the face of the reality of the past 4 decades, acquires a bitter by-taste: “When will they ever learn? – –

When will they ever learn?”

If “there is no peace, saith my God, for the wicked,” then I dare to re-define “the wicked” as “those who want no peace.”

Some of my favorite Anti-War Songs from the 60s and early 70s:

Donovan – The War Drags On

Buffy Sainte Marie – Universal Soldier

Bob Dylan – Masters of War,

Pete Seeger – Where Have All the Flowers Gone

Don McLean – The Grave, Everybody Loves Me

Buffalo Springfield – For What It’s Worth

The Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again

Barry BcGuire – Eve of Destruction

CCR – Fortunate Son

John Lennon – Give Peace a Chance

Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter

Sam Halbert – Billy

More recent anti-war songs:

Galliano – Prince of Peace

Billy Joel – Goodnight Saigon

Some of my own:

In Thy Skirts

Better Place


The Bible Says

Thou Shalt Love


Sarajevo Rain

Wikipedia List of Anti-War Songs

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Advertiser No.1

Satan: Advertiser No.1

My mind still keeps rattling on the theme of my last thoughts on the “beginnings of advertisement” that I stumbled across via Yin & Yang (even though I should actually get to work…)

The first product ever advertised in history was, basically, evil.

It sort of reminds you of the scene in “Time Bandits” where the bandits arrive at the Castle of Perpetual Darkness and its evil tenant puts on this show and offers them “the most fabulous object in the world…” and they all wind up trapped in a cage hanging from the ceiling and swinging above everlasting darkness…

Isn’t that what advertisement is? You’re being offered something you didn’t know you ever needed or wanted, but advertisement paints it so pretty that you simply can’t resist it.

Well, that’s what Satan did to Eve when he advertised the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil (adding the ingredient of evil to an already existing world in which all was good, thus creating the Yin/Yang system of duality I expounded on earlier…): nobody needed it. Nobody knew how much they were going to regret buying that crap. Nobody knew what it was supposed to be good for, but they did it anyway, just in order to have it.

Sounds just like any old regular afternoon at the mall…

No wonder I never liked advertisement. It has all the qualities of the first hoax in history that resulted in every catastrophe that ever happened since… Clothes. Lies. Murder… the shebang.

The difference between Satan’s products and God’s is that God doesn’t need any advertisement for His:

Everybody knows you only get good stuff from Him. And best of all, it’s always free, no strings attached.

Nobody ever asked for a re-reimbursement for the air they just inhaled because it wasn’t their favorite flavor.

You get hungry and you eat the food that comes to your fridge via good ol’ mother earth.

(Did you ever realize that with all the fancy stuff man created, they haven’t managed to successfully reproduce food synthetically, I mean, starting from scratch with no ingredients from the Maker? After all, you can’t eat plastic yet, and even that is based on a natural resource…)

So, next time you feel that urge to bust your credit card due to some 256 commercials you just watched while ironing your shirts: think again!

Or before you allow your kids’ lives to become a non-stop repetition of the darkest hour of the Garden of Eden!

The Bible has something to say about greed: “Let your conversation be without covetousness and be content with such things as ye have” (Heb.13:5).

If Adam and Eve had known that, they would have saved themselves – and us – millennia worth of trouble.

The secret is just being happy with what we have, instead of ever craving what the Jones’ have got.

Especially in the light of the fact that 10.000 people still starve each and every day because they haven’t got anything, not even the barest of necessities…

So much on the beginnings of consumerism. It seemed good enough at first, but the end of it was wailing and gnashing of teeth that we haven’t seen and heard the end of yet…

And if you really want to be happy, why not try to make somebody else happy and make a donation instead of buying yet another item you don’t really need? Let’s get back to the Garden!

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Up to not much good & plenty of evil since Adam & Eve

The Yang Bros: Up to not much good & plenty of evil since Adam & Eve

One philosophy that certainly seems to become more popular than the “We make ya dead” type of Christianity that has given the Cause of Christ a bitter by-taste ever since the crusades, and turned out specially bad latest since the Bush administration, is the Zen-Buddhist philosophy of Yin and Yang.

The symbol of Yin and Yang is rapidly becoming more popular than the cross, especially among young people.

After all, Buddhists aren’t known for having caused a fraction of the damage “Christians” are still perpetrating worldwide every day.

So, who can blame them? Who can blame them for believing that good and evil must be equally strong, and that evil must necessarily stick around forever in order to keep the “proper balance” in nature and all things?

After all, it’s plainly evident by looking all around us that there are 2 sides to nearly everything.

There is a good and a bad side to even all apparently bad things, as well as to seemingly purely good things.

Everything seems to have a shadow side to it, a dark side. Even sunshine: you get too much of it, and it can ruin crops, or your health, and cause whole lakes to evaporate…

Even water, as necessary as it is to make all life possible, can also drown you and bring death.

Too much air can pop the balloon or – in the form of a storm – tear down your house.

Even trees can fall over and kill you…

So, what’s up with all that Yin and Yang, good and evil stuff, Jesus? Looks like You’re pretty speechless now, huh? Could it be that we just ruined Your show and exposed Your dark little secret that evil is just as strong as You are, and that it’s going to hang around forever?

Well, it may seem that way, because we’ve never seen anything else and never experienced anything different.

But according to the Bible, there was a couple of folks who did. And coincidentally, they introduced this whole good and evil stuff.

When God created Adam and Eve (a fairy tale, you say? Well, we’ll see, won’t we?), and the whole caboodle of creation was done, He saw that it was good! In fact, very good. Nothing evil or bad about it. Yet.

But wouldn’t you know it? As much as we’re always craving for something new to consume and try out, even the two happiest and most perfect folks who ever lived turned out not to be perfectly happy with what they had, even though it was perfectly good.

That’s what advertisement will do to you. Some legged serpent came strutting along, obviously possessed by the greatest advertiser of all times, and broke the news to Eve that there was a product around that she hadn’t consumed yet: the notorious fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil! The price: one tiny little disobedience, since God had made one single little rule in order to keep happiness in Eden afloat: No munching off that one tree!

The reason – retrospectively – becomes obvious: If you already know good, and it’s perfectly perfect and good, who the heck would want to know evil?

Well, Eve did. And so we all probably would have. After all, who’s ever been able to resist advertisement?

It had a fairly attractive slogan, too: Promises of godhood (“Ye shall be as gods,”) and – cunningly effective – the spicy ingredient of suspicion by making God sound like a liar: “Hath God said…? Not really so! Ye shall not surely die!

Well, they probably wished they had, after they ate that darn piece of forbidden fruit (which by the way was NOT an apple)! But that wasn’t God plan. Adam and Eve were still supposed to become Mama and Papa and Grandma and Gramps of us all.

But life wasn’t half the fun it used to be before the knowledge of good and evil had entered the land! The knowledge of good had perfectly sufficed, as far as happiness goes, but then, God had a little lesson to teach the universe, and it wouldn’t last billions of years, either. Just – roughly 7,000.

And thus were born – roughly around the same time as Cain and Abel, coincidentally – the twin bros Yin and Yang, who have been wreaking havoc around this place ever since. But – and that’s where some folks are mistaken – not forever!

Just as life was perfectly possible and enjoyable without evil, so it will be again, and next time without any interruptions (except for a minor hiccup a little further on in history, but that’s another story)!

While the current laws of nature and the dog eat dog scenario of the “survival of the fittest” may seem to tell a different story, and even lead us to believe that man isn’t much more than a slightly overly mutated animal himself, it takes a little bit of faith in a shred of information from outside the Yin and Yang matrix (namely the Word of God), to reveal to us that circumstances haven’t been and won’t be always the same.

There have been “changes in the Matrix” before, introducing the Yin and Yang program (aka Good and Evil), after the first human couple rejected the original “All Is Good” System, bringing into our reality all the deficiencies riding along on evil’s coattail, such as death, suffering, wars, etc.

But God (- the Architect with better intentions than the one we know from the “Matrix” trilogy -) has promised to push the “reset” button in the near future, which will restore the original operating system, which will make evil – once again -obsolete.

Because mankind will have (believe it or not!) learned its lesson from evil, which is, life’s much more fun without it, and thus we will also be able to wave a cheerful farewell to the Yang Bros., and add, only faintly audible, (the same way most of us would to the former US president) “Please don’t come ’round again!”

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I’ve been ranting and raving a lot about and against a lot of evils in this world for the past few years, and I have sort of felt that it was my God-given duty to do so, and maybe it was.

But the Lord recently reminded me that when it all comes down to it, all the exposes of the Devil’s workings in the world won’t make as much of a difference, nor pose as much of a threat to Satan’s kingdom and the establishment of his final world order as one single soul saved.

We can rant and rave on and on about this scheme of the enemy to take over the world, or that one, or how he has managed to deceive this fraction of the world population with this scheme, and another with that one, but in the end, nothing is ever going to cause as much loss to his cause as the simple, childlike question, “Would you like to receive Jesus in your heart?”

After all, hearing that question at the age of 13 was the miracle that changed my life, and the spark that would ignite a fire in my life that still hasn’t gone out.

Even more miraculous in some ways was my own answer to that question, since it didn’t make any sense to that thing between my ears when I heard it. But it came from a deeper spot within me, crawling up from within the core of my heart into my mouth and inexplicably causing me to utter the word “yes” for no other reason than that’s what I was meant to do.

So, if you really want to help change the world for good and make a difference for the better, would you like to receive Jesus in your heart?

And if you have, would you like to ask someone else that question, in fact, anyone else? Anyone you come across on the path of your journey through life?

Don’t be afraid to do it. Some of them – those who were meant to become God’s children – will answer “yes” for no particular reason than the fact that that’s what they will fell they were meant to say, often perfectly contrary to what their rational mind may tell them.

Receiving Jesus is what makes the difference. Anyone receiving Jesus is what the Devil’s really scared of, and if you really want to lick the old punk, that’s what you’ve got to do: receive Jesus and help others do the same.

It’s a simple, childlike prayer that changed my life and that of millions of others, and it has the power to change yours, and those of the people you come across, too:

Jesus, please come into my heart!

Forgive me for all the wrongs I’ve committed.

Thank You for Your sacrifice on the cross

and Your gift of eternal life!

Fill me with Your holy Spirit of love

so that I may share Your love with others, too,

in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Verses on Salvation: Rev.3:20, John 1:12, 3:16, Eph.2:8,9

Salvation Songs:

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The New Testament teaches us that currently this world is under the rule of Satan, the “god of this world (or age),” along with his “rulers of the darkness of this world.”

What is it that rulers do? They determine by what laws and standards their realm will be governed.

Two of those standards by which the “powers that be” have determined to rule this present world are time and money. Both will apparently come to an end, in contrast to the values that God wants to convey to those who are governed by His standards, and consider their Home His eternal Kingdom, where His rules and standards are what count.

The big disadvantage – as far as we’re concerned – about God’s standards and values is that we can’t see them nor touch them. They require faith in order to be perceived, which is one of the rules He established for the members of His club, those who want to play the game according to His rules, and on His side. Some people are simply incapable of that, or at least not willing to adhere to that rule of faith. They totally and exclusively rely on the visible and tangible stuff around them.

Now it so happens that God has placed enough information in the visible things He made all around us, so that we can still perceive the fingerprints and evidence of His existence in His creation, but those who deny the existence of the invisible also refuse to acknowledge that evidence. In order to successfully convince themselves and others of their dogma of denial, they come up with concoctions of their own imagination such as the widely taught theory of Evolution, which, coincidentally, is being fed, nourished and upheld by nothing else but those same two major values that distinguish the rule and government of this present world: time and money.

According to the theory of Evolution, the one factor that makes it possible for the innumerable miracles to have happened that brought forth every species from nothing via mutation is an unfathomable amount of time: “billions of years.” And the one factor that makes millions, if not billions of people acknowledge that teaching as fact, is an unfathomable amount of money that flows into the science apparatus in order to create more “evidence” from virtually nothing: a jawbone here, and thighbone there, and lots of elaborate words and articles in National Geographic or Der Spiegel, along with the televised versions of the same for an increasingly illiterate public; and a whole new reality has been created, a mental conditioning with its own set of laws of “the survival of the fittest” that has been governing most of our globe for the past century and a half, consequently showering it with unprecedented amounts of suffering and violence.

The giant clockwork of Chronos is keeping the enslaved massed in check and dancing according to its tune: “Welcome to the Machine!”

For those who don’t feel as comfortable or at home with that construct as evidently a large part of Civilization does, there is, thankfully, an alternative. You see, time and money haven’t always been the yardstick that measures everything. There was – and still is, in the presently unseen world which envelops our physical realm – a time in which people would not have to rush through their lives chasing after paper money. In fact, some people on this planet still manage to live by that time in spite of the rat race going on around them.

God’s time, the stuff of which Eternity is made, is a different scope than the clock-ticking pace and rhythm that the slaves of Mammon dance to.

And there’s that other shred of news about this whole issue:

According to the Book of Revelation, the time we’re currently living under is going to come to an end.

Oh, and so will money, by the way, most unfortunately for some.

Like all fairy-tales, illusions, or faulty operating systems, the gospel of time and money must also come to an end.

Only the Real Thing is going to last.

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