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Two Arminians Walk Into a Bar…

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‘Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.’  ~ Proverbs 21:9

  • In the Land of the Free, however, you can have cops point guns at you for selling milk. Milk!
  • [U]ntil the debt is wrung out of the system, either through default or raging inflation – there’s no chance of it actually being paid in anything remotely resembling current dollars – the equivalent of an economic Black Death is going to plague the land.’
  • Many of the foods we eat are genetically modified to resist pesticides. The crops absorb the poison—and we eat it.
  • People’s willingness to hold money can change suddenly for a “psychological and spontaneous reason”, causing a spike in the velocity of money [i.e., hyperinflation]. It can occur at lightning speed, over a few weeks. The shift invariably catches economists by surprise. They wait too long to drain the excess money.’
  • Dying of Money’ available for download free of charge here. [UPDATE: Due to a surge in interest, the book is no longer free of charge.  However, a new copy may be obtained here for $34.95.]
  • Jules Dervaes explains why sustainable, local agriculture is vital to our freedom—and survival:

  • The plain truth is that [Abraham] Lincoln was deeply reviled by many who knew him personally, and by hundreds of thousands who only knew of him.’

It’s the $40 oil that is disappearing. There’s still plenty of $200
oil.’ ~ Rick Rule

  • It is now apparent also that the president himself, even before the attack, had intended to order the U.S. armed forces to make a pre-emptive strike against the Japanese in the southwest Pacific in order to assist the British in southeast Asia. But the Japanese “jumped the gun” on him by bombing Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.’
  • Soccer players have lost altogether whatever remained of sportsmanship:

  • We demand that the states of the union shall be preserved in all their vigor and power. They constitute a bulwark against the centralizing and destructive tendencies of the republican party.’ ~ 1924 Democratic Party Platform
  • I forgive you, honey. Now, why don’t you just…go to sleep?
  • China is considering ending its policy of pegging their currency to the Dollar.
  • [O]ur ruling class’s standard approach to any and all matters, its solution to any and all problems, is to increase the power of the government – meaning of those who run it, meaning themselves, to profit those who pay with political support for privileged jobs, contracts, etc.’
  • Lunacy in our government is not new—Hamilton exhibited extraordinary amounts of ridiculousness:

  • Many books have been written on the Calvinism/Arminianism debate. I do not know of any work that presents the debate and the outworking of the different tenets better than this series does. The script tellingly and incisively sets forth the errors of Arminianism, yet it does so compassionately.’
  • In the name of Christian charity, we are being asked nowadays to subsidize evil.’
  • Police State America: Talk About Jesus and Go to Jail.
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‘ May his days be few;may another take his office!’  ~ Psalm 109:8
  

 

 

One of my favourite bands in the 1980’s was Def Leppard.  They are still ‘rocking’ to-day; but I don’t know which is more embarrassing–singing rock ‘n roll in your 50’s, or placing the Stanley Cup upside down during a promotional hockey concert.  Yikes!

 

 

  

 

Unbelief, apostasy, and overt hostility toward religion in general (and Christianity in specific) are nothing new.  However, anti-Christianity has intensified in recent days from scoffing to blatant hostility.  The secular humanists have now undertaken to establish that Christians—or anyone with belief in a higher power—are mentally ill.  We ignore this campaign at our own peril.  If our faith continues to be classified as an aberrant behaviour, I can foresee the day when those of us who profess belief in Christ will be rounded up and placed in ‘institutions’ (whatever form they may take).

 

Illustrative of this assault against believers is Bill Maher’s newly-released documentary ‘Religulous.’  (You can see the trailer here.)  I really can’t overstate the importance of recognising what is going on here.

 

 

 

  • Who is responsible for the current ECONOMIC CRISIS (bwaa-haa-haa!)?  Thomas DiLorenzo (who I have met) says it is Alexander Hamilton. 

 

 

 

  • Just when you thought evolution propaganda couldn’t get any more ridiculous, you get this from the London Telegraph: ‘Health, birth control and the healing power of lust all conspire to tell us that, at least in the developed world, and at least for the time being, evolution is over. So, if you are worried about what Utopia is going to be like, cheer up – you are living in it now.’ 

 

‘In the past twenty years, Christians have complained about the pernicious and immoral influence the public schools have had on the social and cultural fabric of our youth. Yet, the idea persists that government schools can be reformed, or that Christians can somehow be an effective witness for Christ within the schools. Millions of Christian parents continue to leave their children in the public schools where, after twelve-plus years of indoctrination, entire generations are being lost and corrupted as too many children abandon the faith of their upbringing. 

 What are the ultimate presuppositions of education as God Himself declared it? As the Westminster Confession states, “The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for His own glory, man’s salvation, faith, and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture” (Ch. 1, Sec. 6). Therefore, a compelling Christian argument cannot ignore the presupposition of all of God’s Word for all of life. Thus, when a Christian criticizes modern education, or any other sphere governed by humanism, does that criticism truly begin (literally) with the acknowledgement of Christ speaking infallibly in His Word?’

 

 

 

  • Peter Schiff, who (along with Ron Paul) was trying to warn of the current economic ‘issues’ we are dealing with for years, discusses why the Congressional ‘bailout’ will not only fail miserably, it will lengthen and deepen the economic woes (podcast).  Sadly, I would bet that 95% of my readers will not listen to this or any other warnings—until it is too late.  Buckle up—it’s going to be a bumpy ride. 

 

 

 

  • More from those ‘crazy secessionists’—in California and Oregon!  They want to form the new State of Jefferson. 

 

 

  • Professor Lonn caused quite a stink in her day, as one would expect. Not only did she document massive desertion in the Union army, but she also portrayed “the Southern cause as attempting to win independence from an oppressive, centralized government,” writes William Blair. Nevertheless, her book [‘Desertion During the Civil War’] was still very well received. Totalitarian political correctness had not yet infected all of American society as it does today.’ 

 

 

 

‘It is hard for us today to realise how much disunion and division of sentiment there was in the North during the war.’  ~ Professor Ella Lonn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In fact many of today’s so-called conservatives seem to me to be liberals without knowing it, no matter how much they say they detest liberalism. Rush Limbaugh, to name only the most audible of them, seems to have no real philosophy, no awareness of conservative literature outside journalism. His premises are hard to distinguish from liberalism’s. Apparently he equates favoring war with conservatism. He likes big government just fine, as long as it’s shooting something. He says the Republican Party will save Social Security and Medicare, huge liberal programs which a real conservative thinks shouldn’t have existed in the first place. Sometimes, after listening to him for a half hour, I want to beg him, “Rush, how about equal time for real conservatism?”’ 

 

 

 

  • While Texas enjoys a $6 billion dollar budget surplus (see, it can be done!), other free-spending states such as California are hanging by a thread as their financial chickens come home to roost.  Many of the reasons are rampant deficit spending, enormous social programs, high taxation (which siphons off capital), mass emigration from the state by the upper classes (to avoid said taxation), and suffocating regulation.  However, unlike the Feds, the individual State governments cannot print their own money.  Panic has now set in as Gov. Schwarzenegger asks D.C. for cash…fast. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q. 135. What are the duties required in the sixth commandment?

A. The duties required in the sixth commandment are all careful studies, and lawful endeavors, to preserve the life of ourselves and others …’  ~ Westminster Larger Catechism

 

 

 

 

  • The election of a Progressive like … Obama would deprive conservatives of power. The election of a Progressive like McCain would deprive conservatives of both the government and the means to resist Progressivism. Which is the lesser evil? 

 

 

 

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