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  • katekastorff

    They say a rut is a grave with both ends knocked out. I’ve been in a rut and so have you. I have read about the end days never dreaming I would live through them. I am awake. I’m wide awake and have made some personal choices. Difficult choices, but here they are. I have decided to die for the cause of Christ. When I made that choice, I became fearless, emboldened, and powerful. I don’t want war but if war is to come let it come in my lifetime and not in my grandchildren’s. I refuse to give up my guns. I refuse to bow to corruption, I refuse to live under tyranny. I refuse to allow my precious granddaughters to be oppressed under Sharia Law. When they come, I will be ready. God Bless America.

  • ForrestHorn

    “What shall we then say to all these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”
    When death is just a one-way ticket home, why should we NOT be bold?

  • ForrestHorn

    “For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s.”

    • sandraleesmith46

      AMEN!

  • Jgahring

    My God is bigger than obama, bigger than global warming, bigger than the Repbulican establishment. The final chapter is already written, God wins. The question is, “How big is your God?”

    • BobLarimer

      Agreed. But sitting around basking in our future victory is like Obama accepting a Nobel Peace Prize for what he was ‘going to do.’

      • Jgahring

        No argument there. We are not to just sit here and wait, but to march boldly forward with Christ.

        • Russell Sayce

          I’m with ya !!!

  • BobLarimer

    If you do not advance godly principles and defend your faith, the other side wins and forces their beliefs into public policies you and your loved ones are forced to live under.
    https://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=473539445966

  • craigmayberry

    “Christianity” was actually never about “Changing the world”. “Changing the world” is a humanistic concept. Becoming a believer in the Christ of God is about changing one person, You. Your example as a changed being is the salt and light in the world and makes you want to tell those who are interested all about it and makes them interested in the first place. In fact Yahushua himself said that narrow is the way… and few there are who enter in. Evangelism and Missionary calling are just that and those people are called by God to do specific things and empowered to do them as well. For most of us we are to be the glue the salt and the light that holds our families together and provides them with an example and teaching to live by. It is a more local and narrower calling, certainly less glamorous, but just as important. God’s plan has been written down and he will see it through to completion regardless of what any individual believer does. That being said, You as a committed believer in Christ should do what you know God has set before you. To step out in front of God without the commission can be frustrating and even disastrous for you and your family.

    • Jane18

      The world will not be destroyed, but this age of the world will be gone and we will be in another age with GOD. How many times have you ever heard, “Heaven on Earth”? All the bad things and people will be gone eventually, but the Earth is going to be put back as GOD originally had it…

      • sandraleesmith46

        NEW Heavens and Earth sound pretty much like the current Earth and Heavens will be destroyed to me; especially the part about rolling up like a scroll.

        • Russell Sayce

          I believe that in the Bible, heaven and earth are often symbolism meaning mind and heart. Heaven being rolled up like a scroll is a way of saying the old mind is leaving. And sometimes a great earth quake means great fear.

          As I understand it, the planet Earth will not be destroyed.

          • sandraleesmith46

            I’m not sure whose teaching or what translation you’re following to get that notion, because I have never heard anyone teach such a concept, and certainly not seen it or garnered it from the written Word itself either one. The prophets seemed to believe it was a literal destruction of the current Heavens and Earth; even Enoch believed that; along with Isaiah, Daniel, Ezekiel and John, and Jesus for that matter, spoke of a new Heavens and Earth and a new city of Jerusalem coming down out of the Heavens. In view of what I know about the current condition of the Earth on which we now live, I’d say that’s a good idea.

          • Russell Sayce

            Hi Sandra,

            Though I wouldn’t mind being the first with this translation, I see that a guy named Edgar Cayce beat me to it back in the 1940s. The “new Jerusalem” is refering to our healed bodies.

            Since our current teachings (teachers) are responsible for the direction that led us to where we are today, I would say it’s okay to begin questioning it, at least that’s how I feel. Especially when I see the Biblically knowledgable on these boards calling for public stonings, because the Bible says so.

            No it doesn’t, and people have to totally disregard the commandments to push their literal translations. I call them Brimstoners, if you listen to them, you may get what you’ve asked for.

            There is lots of Love, kindness, truth, knowledge and freedom on the narrow path, feel free to join if you’d like : )

          • sandraleesmith46

            I know who Edgar Cayce was and that he wasn’t a Christian or a prophet of God in any sense of that term. The New Jerusalem, the new Heavens and the new Earth are literally that. God didn’t talk about “recreating the old” or renovating; and He wasn’t being symbolic; our translated bodies will be like Jesus’ after His resurrection, for the 40 days He remained here, a literal body, which the disciples could touch. Considering the things that John spoke of, that Daniel and Ezekiel spoke of , and even what Isaiah spoke of, I seriously suspect Jerusalem will require replacement, in order for us to dwell there. I don’t know that I agree with resorting to stoning again; I’d have to take that up with God and see what His view in it is, but I do think we need to return to executing the habitual sinners in the same way that we exterminate any other infectious organism; which was what God had sent the Israelites to do in the land of Canaan, when He brought them out of Egypt. And like any other infectious disease it needs to be eradicated to keep it from spreading. People don’t police themselves well, as a rule. Neither do those habitually practicing sin wish to stop as a rule. As a good pastor preached recently; repentance must precede mercy; and “lots of love” doesn’t sound like the narrow path of which Jesus spoke. He specifically said He didn’t come to bring peace, but a sword. Peace comes later; from following His Word and Way; but not for the ones still in sin. And they won’t get on that path unless conviction of sin and genuine repentance occur first.

          • Jonathan

            sandraleesmith I was agreeing with everything you said until you got to the “exterminate the habitual sinner” part! Do you really mean that? We should execute habitual sinners? Wouldn’t that mean ALL of us would be executed??

          • sandraleesmith46

            Do you habitually seek ways to go about sinning? Habitual sinners are those who continue to practice behaviors they KNOW to be unacceptable to God without caring that they are. Everyone sins inadvertently; but not all choose to do so by habit. If you practice a behavior you’ve been told is unacceptable to God, without repenting and seeking to stop said behavior {God does know habits are difficult to break, the more so when there is no sincere effort to do so}, that’s NOT the same as the inadvertent and unintentional sins we all commit just being human.

          • Jonathan

            Again, I agree with everything you’ve said! But, are you saying that habitual sinners who do it purposely and without remorse – should be exterminated?

          • sandraleesmith46

            I’m reiterating what God says; and yes, i realize it sounds harsh. However, let’s compare to an infectious disease that could have been contained in the early ’80s, had the ones with that disease been properly quarantined. Instead the ACLU got into the middle of medical practice and insisted those people “couldn’t be locked away for life, because it violated their rights”, so instead we have a VERY COSTLY epidemic that is part of why medical costs in this nation are sky high and rising. Sins of the nature I’m speaking, are pandemic and highly contagious. So yes, as God said,, they NEED to be eradicated, or if you prefer, exterminated. Why should they be simply imprisoned and a drain on the rest of society for however long? They’ve been damaging society far too long already.

  • 19gundog43

    The pagan God-hating bullies have ruled the schoolyard for years. It’s past
    time for the Christians to grow a pair and take the battle to the bullies. We
    are in a in a war and wars were never won by playing defense. Jesus and his
    followers were far from mealy-mouth culture suck-ups. They overcame the world
    instead of being defeated by it. I am sick and tired of spineless surrender
    monkeys preaching to a congregation of comatose Sunday saints. God demands
    warriors not wussies.

    • Mindy Robinson

      God demands warrirors , no doubt, he also demands care givers, the warriors are to lead the way, to defend, the care givers , so that they might share the word with those who are willing to listen. Our job is not to attack, it is simply to stand strong with the Lord, defend him and defend those whose souls are much more gentle , understanding and compassionate then you or I. I would suggest it is time for you and I to grow a pair and walk to the front of the battle to defend those who work and die to bring the message of life Christ gave us all by dying on the cross. Remember, Christ could have destroyed the enemies, he did not have to die, to suffer for us, yet he did. I would suggest that you consider those who have and are being murdered and persecuted , missionaries , who willilngly and knowingly walk into the mouth of the Lion so that they might help other’s find Christ. Where are we? Are we with these saints so that we might at the very least defend their lives so that they might reach more people with the message of salvation? My feelings of anger mirror yours, I would suggest that perhaps you and I have one foot in the world of man and one foot in the world of heaven and that those who do not feel our anger have fully stepped over, left the world of man behind. May God help both of us understand what he desires of us so that we might serve him. Amen.

  • Chuck

    I read the article and i have to disagree with the premice that what is happening in the world today is because,…somehow christians are not DOING enough. I respect what
    you are trying to do in “rallying the troops” so to speak but thats not the problem. What is happening today is SUPOSED to HAPPEN. Jesus said it would happen and to “fear not”. If you are one of HIS then YES,..dont back down from your faith…but MANY in this world dont want to hear or be bothered by the Truth. The signs are everywhere,..so stand your ground,..his return is NEAR.

    • Mindy Robinson

      Yes all is going as planned , we can’t stop it. However, for any willing to hear the word of The Lord , key word , willing, we must seek those souls out and share the wonderful news of Jesus Christ , the father and the holy spirit. We must also defy man’s laws if they contradict God’s, I would consider this the test of our loyalty and faithfulness to the Lord Almighty, the way ahead will not be easy.

  • terrymengle

    Christians, because they are on the side of Christ, should not hold a defeatist view of end times or present times. Christ was victorious on the cross, He is victorious over sind and unbelief now, and He will be victorious when He returns. A defeatist attitude for this life now is denying the victory already won. Get some backbone believers!

    • garysvent

      St Augustine, when asked what he would do if he learned that tomorrow was going to be the Last Day, replied, “I would plant a tree.” In other words, he would continue on as always, knowing the truth.

      • terrymengle

        Great quote. Thanks for using it.

    • Fungi2bewith

      I read the end of the book. I know how it ends…

  • ezekiel22

    The Christian army is the only one in the whole world that shoots its wounded. Sorry but it is true. Of course there are those that will state that they will die for Christ and no doubt some day they may just be asked to do so. It is a lot harder though to live for Christ. When one decides to live more openly for Christ there will be trials coming their way.
    I think that the one thing that does stop people from living more openly is fear. There is the fear that the world does use to quieten Christians from living their lives. There is even more so the fear of failure. We all fail and that is a fact. The Lord does forgive us many times over before we even begin to get it correct. However there are those in this Christian Army that will shoot the survivors for not finishing well. I am puzzled as to Gay’s reasons for these articles of late. He is good at pointing fingers and I will leave it at that. So where is the encouragement? Where is he when it comes to the dusting off of those that have tripped? You want dirty down on your knees work? That is where it lies and it gets gritty.
    You can be an editor and write articles in an office from which you can see things clearly. At the end of the night you can shut the door and go home to your family. All good things. Pastors do not always, ( most of the time) get that luxury. Christians trying to live for Christ need and want a hand not a fist.

    • Russell Sayce

      It’s because they’re not really Christians Ezekiel, I can say I’m a Martian, doesn’t mean I am one. You have to test the spirit to know, most will fail. Sounds like you’ve been doing a lot of testing.

  • Sam

    If Connecticut decides to go door to door and confiscate guns, we know we are in big trouble and have no choice but to take a stand.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sstephaniew stephanie wilson

    that is exactly what im frustrated about! so many just sit on their, excuse me, *ss & let the left destroy our country. they seem to believe the lie that were supposed to keep it 2 ourselves. i vote the bible. if people have a problem w/ that, so what! i want christian leaders. pres, mayor etc.

  • johnnywoods

    The biggest problem with Christians today is ignorance of the Word of GOD.

    • soanonymous

      Yep, without renewal of the mind by the word of God, there’s not much transformation.

  • Derrick Rows

    Since we don’t fully know the sources of our traditions, we should realize that we aren’t free to change them without risking social havoc.

    • Russell Sayce

      If it’s of this world, then we can take an educated guess at the source, and the spirit of the defenders.

    • Eli Odell Jackson

      Tradition is always the enemy of true faith. Tradition hung our Lord from a tree, the washing of cups and pitchers…
      Social havoc you say? Aeeemen I say, we need some ‘social havoc’, the moneychangers must be thrown out of the temple.

  • Fungi2bewith

    I’ve found it liberating to start saying “My friend at church (said or did this or that)”. It gives people the chance to ask about church and I’m not forcing it on them.
    I hope they see the Joy of the Lord in me and want it.

  • Carlos Carrasco

    Ever since Luther ‘shook up’ the Church, Protestantism has spawned nearly forty thousand denominations, weakening Christendom with each new offshoot of its anti-papal heresy. Protestantism is the source of all that is wrong with Western civilization. Long before gays attacked the family, Protestants undermined it with their acceptance of divorce. Roe v Wade, Planned Parenthood and fifty million plus abortions were made possible by Protestantism’s acceptance of the anti-life arguments for contraception. That nail Luther used to post his complaints to the church door was the very first nail in Western civilization’s coffin.

    • Eli Odell Jackson

      The catholic church is a vile heresy and a worldly kingdom of the devil himself,
      you deny the Word of God, you decry the Lord and appoint man as His master, and Mary above man.
      You gonna buy my salvation with earthly money mister? Keep that damnable junk right where you keep it.

  • Coffee Fiend

    It is impossible to integrate new ways of doing things into our civilization unless they can be first proven by some people as useful for the rest.

    • Eli Odell Jackson

      The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
      Ecclesiastes 1:9
      Brother, If it’s new it ain’t true.

  • g55rumpy

    what Doug says to do, God commands us to do via Paul`s teaching

  • bandit

    “Faith without works is dead “

  • Ben Name

    Doug is a muslim because those are all rules that muslims follow. We should kill him because that’s what we do to muslims.

  • Eli Odell Jackson

    Not sure I understand what he means when he says ‘mix my foster’s’ with fasting.
    If I’m true to the Lord i’ll not drink a dang drop of that devil drink, what good is that junk? Is the Christian to be a winebibber? a drunkard? God forbid.

  • Gadsden Purchase

    I’ve found this to be a useful antidote against the superstitions of today’s liberals and progressives, formatted for smartphones: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

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