November 9th, 2016

our two granddaughters Louisa & Margaret

My wife Carol is right now visiting our daughter Beth and her family in Phoenix Arizona. Beth posted this photo of Louisa and Margaret in Facebook this morning. Carol and I bought the girls (and the baby yet to be born) this fancy wagon for a Christ Mass gift. The girls really have enjoyed the wagon.

Lou & Maggie
  • Current Music
    Revenge 'scum.collaspe.defection'

there come a falling away first

It is 8:44 AM Wednesday morning in the death flow. It is cold clear sky morning here by Lake Michigan. It looks like the monster Donald Trump has been elected to be the next President of America. I am sick and despondent to say the least. I could write a ton of stuff here on my reaction to Trump being elected but I won't. I have said repeatedly for many years that America is rotten and now I am absolutely positive America is rotten because Americans have elected a morally rotten monster to be our next President. America has gone to Hell.

I have also repeatedly said for years we are in the Last Days. One of the signs of the End Times is a great following away of people who claim to be Christians. To me the fact that many professing evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump is another proof for me that the Great Apostasy is happening on right now in America. It is time for true Christians to separate themselves from apostates. "the day of Christ is at hand"

2 Thessalonians Chapter 2

[1] Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
[2] That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
[3] Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
[4] Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
[5] Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
[6] And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
[7] For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
[8] And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
[9] Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
[10] And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
[11] And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
[12] That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
[13] But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
[14] Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
[15] Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
[16] Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,
[17] Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
  • Current Mood
    contemplative contemplative

the illumination of the Holy Spirit as essential to a proper understanding of the text

It is now in the death flow 1:08 PM Wednesday afternoon. The sun is still shining outside this afternoon. I did get around finally to mowing the lawn and raking leaves today.

I did leave the house this morning to visit local thrift stores and to buy some groceries. I found these used books today to add to our library-

New Standard Reference Bible King James Version Family Bible Giant Print published in 1949

"Saints & Sinners: A History Of The Popes" biography by Eamon Duffy

"Queen Victoria: A Personal History" biography by Christopher Hibbert

"Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire" by Judith Herrin

"Cambridge Guide To Stars And Planets" by Patrick Moore & Wil Tirion

So my day goes by. I have been mainly reading these two books lately-

"Romans 9-16" New Testament VIII Reformation Commentary On Scripture Edited By Philip D.W. Krey & Peter D.S. Krey

"Salvation On Sand Mountain: Snake Handling and Redemption in Southern Appalachia" by Dennis Covington

Well, there is nothing else to report. I will close to wait to see what comes in the mail and Carol's phone call.

"[12] And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
[13] And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
[14] And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
[15] And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
[16] And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
[17] For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" Rev. 6:12-17
  • Current Music
    Meshuggah 'The Violent Sleep of Reason'