The End is Near part 2

We all have our ideas of what is wrong, right, moral and immoral. We may agree on one point and not agree another. As I have said it matters not where you stand on my ideas.  I am not here to change your mind on anything. When I first heard about water boarding and other forms of torture, I was okay with the idea.  It never really changed until I saw the movie ” Zero Dark Thirty”. It was torture and nothing more. Though some may have given details about small terrorist groups not any viable, worth while information, was gained by any of it. Not one piece led to Bin Laden. Now I am sure the CIA  had been doing such things for many years. Maybe as far back as the Korean war.  Vietnam for sure. That is what heathens do. That is what the Nazi SS, did. That is what the communist still do.  Now I am all in for the raid in Pakistan on Bin Laden’s hold up place. I have no qualm about the tactics or any of what was done. The Seal team did their job.

Muslims, I am not scared of them or their religion. I don’t care how much they pray, or where they pray.  Yes I agree most of the terrorism has been done by Muslims. I hope the NSA is listening in to catch the bad ones. I am not sure it has helped much but I doubt if we could ever find out for sure. First thing any one has to know there are several sects of them. I cannot tell you the difference but their are several major differences in all of them. It is one of the reasons the Mid East is so divided. The Saudis, Iraq, Iran will never trust one another. Ever. Most hate the Saudis because they have the wealth and the favor of the USA.  Another thing you have to remember is that is a false religion. It has corrupted the Gospel and the Torah or OT. Allah is not the same god. Their Jesus is not the same Jesus.

I thought about writing about atheist on here but they are such a small minority they are not worth the time to do any thinking on them.

Liberalism,  first I want to say the dictionary may have one definition for the word but there are many versions and types. If you are a friend I really doubt if I have any issues with you even if we disagree on certain things. I truly don’t care if you believe in global warming, think Trump is an idiot or want to tax the upper 1%.  Those are non serious issues to me.  The liberals I get upset with are the politically correct liberal, and the abortion loving type.  First the PC liberals. They are the revisionist from history books to the Bible and morality. A little on all 3. Many liberals want people to think all the signers of the Declaration of Independence  and the Constitution  were deist or non believers. Far from it. Some were Deist, but they believed in God. They had no problems with believers.  That is why we have the Freedom of Religion in the First Amendment. Separation of church and state in not in the Constitution any where. The Supreme Court that used that were wrong. A letter is not a law document.

I am stopping here. I have more to say on this and conservatives and Trump and the USA as a whole. This is not to step on toes or make enemies of good friends. As I have stated many times my friendship out ways differences.

 

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The End is NEAR part one

Have you ever read ” The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire”. I saw the movie and I plan on reading the book if the library here has it.  It is one of those huge text. Bigger than my Clancy books.  What I know about the fall of Rome probably every one else had heard or read at sometime or another. The trouble with that type of history is is very hard pin point a date or event that got the ball rolling so to speak. Was it Julius Caesar’s crowning or his assassination.  Maybe it came later when Claudius ruled,or Nero. Surely by Caligula the die was cast. but still it lasted over 200 years more.  My point in this is the USA my be spiraling at a faster rate than Rome did. I am not saying it will end next year or ten years from now but we are being pushed faster and faster into a garbage dump. Well you may ask when did all this start Ben? I am still working on that but to be truthful it may have started before the Civil war. I am proud overall what we have accomplished as a nation. This blog is not to run down the USA.  I grew up in an age until my junior or senior year almost every thing I read about the USA was all good things. It wasn’t until this age that I began to hear about some of the awful things that happened. I had read about Lewis and Clark, Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett and the Alamo. But then I started to hear about the Cherokee Trail of Tears. The corruption of Andrew Jackson.  I knew slavery was here but I had never heard the tales about what it actually involved. The Civil War was and is the black eye of American history. It was more than just slavery that caused the civil war. It was more than states rights. It was greed, lust for power, lust for power to be kept. The shame, horror, cruelty of both sides still is a thorn in many people today. Now I could  give a history lesson with Ben’s version But I will try not too. Mine is biased also.

Let me talk about today. This is my version and if you disagree a lot or just some, is okay. You have that right.

We are fighting a spiritual battle. It has always been a spiritual battle. The Cherokee Trail  and the Civil War were spiritual battles.  They were done because power corrupts and greed is a lust many people have and no Christ in their hearts leads to murder, rape, and thievery. Every time.

In the last 18 years many things have happened to shape the world and the US to where it is today. It did not begin with 9-11 but it was a point in history where many things have been hurried. Some out of fear, the unknown, different cultures, and a very false sense that we have to allow bad things to become good. First fear, President did many things after 9-11. Some were very prudent others were done out of pure fear.  We needed to go after Bin Laden. That meant going to war in Afghanistan and areas around that. I don’t think we had to go after Hussein. Trump senior should have got him but it was a waste in my eyes to make war with that nobody the second time. Bush then decided every one should be watched and closely looked after. Now he had list that he would keep track of but he wanted no one to slip by. As we all know it hasn’t worked. I am going to stop here and continue in a day or 2. I will probably shock a few but again this is not to change any ones mind. Just me expressing my thoughts.

Appeasement

Appeasement according to Webster this is what it means.

appeasement

/əˈpiːzmənt/
noun

1.

the policy of acceding to the demands of potentially hostile nation in the hope of maintaining peace
2.

the act of appeasing
  I just got through seeing ” THE DARKEST HOUR”. I promise not to ruin the movie for you. It was a very good movie.
  History says that Chamberlain did not want war. He wanted peace. A very noble goal and cause. England, most of Europe and the US had just lost millions of young men to a tragic war. A whole generation was almost completely wiped out.  Chamberlain did not want war. Germany had taken Austria, Czechoslovakia, without firing a shot. Next he wanted Poland. After Hitler attacked Poland then France and England both declared war on Germany. I guess you can look up what went on if you don’t know but I wanted to lay a back ground. France nor England were prepared for war. Neither had the men or equipment to do that. But they put up a futile attempt at fighting Germany who had 10 years to prepare for war. Once Belgium and Holland fell France was lost. It only took a few months to find out they could not win. You can look up Dunkirk and see why it happened and what was done there. Again you may know more than I do.
  Before France fell, Chamberlain and a man named Halifax always thought Hitler was a man of his word so they wanted to appease Hitler. Let him have the mainland, but let England alone.  Since this is all hindsight and history for us, we understand that Hitler was a monster that could not be trusted about anything. Chamberlain was still thinking pre WW 1 years when kings and gentlemen gave their words and could be trusted to keep those words. Chamberlain wanted peace. Churchill took Chamberlains place. Now I just figured out if I went on I would be giving away the main plot of the movie so I will stop that line of thought and go back to the title.
 Appeasement, I think we have all done it at one time or another. Maybe to a child of ours or even our spouse or a good friend.  If you are like me I never liked it. If you are right, feelings of some one would probably be hurt and if you were wrong then you wonder about all your judgments and ideas.   The politically Correct churches today are appeasers. They see the idea of God as being an appeaser. Nothing could be further from the truth. Is being good going to get  a person into heaven? Is giving to the poor and needy going to get you into heaven? If you think yes then you need to read the 4 Gospels again. Jesus did say blessed are the poor, the righteous and so on.He said we do need to feed the poor and help the needy. But He did not say that would save your soul. Giving money to a church will not save your soul,sitting in a pew from childhood to old age will not save your soul. Do we try to appease God? Do we say if you do this then I will do that? God does not want appeasement. You cannot bargain with him. What He wants is you and all of you.
  To be saved is to be convicted of your sins. Know that you are a sinner. Ask for forgiveness of those sins. Ask Him to be your Savior. Repent of your sins. Once you have done that is everything going to be perfect? Are you going to be perfect, no,no, no, no. But we can start being the way Christ wants us to be. We can start living for Him and not ourselves and or satan.
  Sorry but again I felt the need to put theses things down if only for myself. I am not writing to or about any one person.
   Ben C

End of year stuff.

This is past due.  I have been wanting to write something worth while but have failed in gathering my thoughts. Maybe it shouldn’t make a difference. This is for me to get things down “I”  feel important. I just share those things for you to read  and know more about me. I am not here to change any one or point fingers at any one person.

This past year I have seen more distrust and anxiety plus hatred than any other time since I have been on the internet. Most has to do with President Trump in office. I was never a fan of Obama but the hatred against Trump is amazing. Now I have said in the past that he was never the one I wanted as the Republican candidate. But he was and I voted for him.For the most part he has done a decent job. But is more than just him. Christians are being hated and they have done nothing different than they have done for the last 60 years.  So called politically correct [pc] churches are coming into being. Trying to sway people in by letting church be a social club. Where any one can join. They have no rules or regulations to go by.  Ever since I could read I have read about churches being social clubs. Not making any difference in peoples lives. But now too many are dropping the scriptures and adding their own rules to salvation. Such as you don’t have to accept Jesus as Savior. You don’t have to repent of anything.  What is being done is heresy. But if you say they are then you are a hater and a bigot. While they are sending people to hell.   Time to stop.  Not sure if I will ad anything or not but I do want to share what may unfold in 2018. Not a prophecy just my ideas.   Ben

Why are we scared of the unknown.

It is 2:30 on a Saturday morning. Yes I should have been asleep hours ago. But the last 45 minutes I have read about a junior high that had threats made against a speaker they wanted for a class. It was a world religion class. The speaker was to be a Muslim.  Some one made death threats against him and the teacher.  Every one of you know my Christian faith and I am not shy about telling others about it. Of course I have no idea who made the threats. It was an Ohio school I think and they cancelled the speaker. What I am mad about was it some scared to death Christian that did this. I hope it was an atheist or an aryan  thug. But from the comments I am not sure. Why as Christians are we scared of another religion? I am not saying embrace it as good as Christianity but why be scared to let a person talk about how he lives. I remember Mr. Riggs bringing in 2 Buddhist to class one time. No one got converted then.

Is it any wonder why college students have to have safe houses or are afraid to hear another person’s view. 45 minutes he would have talked. Not about making bombs or trying to sway any one to their side. Are we that ignorant or lacking of our faith and our children’s faith that we can’t hear others views. WWJD. What would Jesus do. He wouldn’t make bomb threats or not let the person speak. He would ask deep thoughtful questions and He wouldn’t be rude.  Sorry I am about to go crazy forcing myself awake.  Time for bed.

 

BEN C.   comments welcome.

Why are we scared of the unknown.

It is 2:30 on a Saturday morning. Yes I should have been asleep hours ago. But the last 45 minutes I have read about a junior high that had threats made against a speaker they wanted for a class. It was a world religion class. The speaker was to be a Muslim.  Some one made death threats against him and the teacher.  Every one of you know my Christian faith and I am not shy about telling others about it. Of course I have no idea who made the threats. It was an Ohio school I think and they cancelled the speaker. What I am mad about was it some scared to death Christian that did this. I hope it was an atheist or an aryan  thug. But from the comments I am not sure. Why as Christians are we scared of another religion? I am not saying embrace it as good as Christianity but why be scared to let a person talk about how he lives. I remember Mr. Riggs bringing in 2 Buddhist to class one time. No one got converted then.

Is it any wonder why college students have to have safe houses or are afraid to hear another person’s view. 45 minutes he would have talked. Not about making bombs or trying to sway any one to their side. Are we that ignorant or lacking of our faith and our children’s faith that we can’t hear others views. WWJD. What would Jesus do. He wouldn’t make bomb threats or not let the person speak. He would ask deep thoughtful questions and He wouldn’t be rude.  Sorry I am about to go crazy forcing myself awake.  Time for bed.

 

BEN C.   comments welcome.

November 2 and in a Quandary

Big word and I had to look it up how to spell it. The quandary is that my mind is at a stand still for this blog. Many of you may be doing flips now but I will get something out. Many things I could write on but I don’t want to rehash old trash. Things I will not write on is Trump and the Russian connection. I don’t have a clue one way or the other and my speculation would be no better than Fox or CNN.  I would like to say he had no knowledge. There still is no proof that he did. Could this bring him down. I think yes if he had prior knowledge. But I honestly don’t think he would do such a stupid thing. Hate him or like him you must say he is not stupid. Is Putin behind this  maybe but I am not sure why except to find out if he could do it. I don’t think Trump and Putin are such friends that he could get any special favors that would help Russia. Clinton would not stop him from doing anything.  I honestly think she hasn’t a clue what has been going on. But yes I am prejudice in this.  If he is guilty, then I would have no problems with Pence as president.

Well since I didn’t write about that then I might mention the upcoming SCOTUS case with the baker. Again not sure how this will work out.If the court had more true Christians on the court and not just in name only then the baker would  be a shoe in. Now what I am about to say sounds mean and hateful but I really don’t mean it to be. Every one on the Court are highly intelligent and very good lawyers. But this does not mean the baker will get a fair trial. The reason I say this I am afraid the court will look at this case as one like the 60’s civil rights trials. The 3 Jews I am sure will. But this is not the case. This not a matter of a cake not being sold to a homosexual. This is a matter of sin. Our Christian faith has a few things we should not do. One is not to help with sin. That is not give alcohol to a drunk, give money to a gambler, to help a man or woman cheat on a spouse. All sins. Helping in any way in a homosexual marriage is a sin. Whether it be a florist, preacher, photographer or a baker.  That is not denying them getting married nor is it denying them something like was done to the blacks.  If you disagree that is your privilege but I really think I am correct. Gorsuch and Thomas may know what I am talking about but I am not sure about any one else. They maybe conservative but they have little knowledge what the Bible says. Is that important? Very much so. Christianity is based on such ideas.

Halloween, like most kids I got a kick out of trick or treating. The things I remember are my first memory is my sisters dressing me as a girl. I was probably 5 and I hated every minute of it. Not even the candy helped. Second is always going with little brother Tom.  But that wasn’t really different than any other thing I did. If he could, he went along. I was never invited to any ones party and it hurt some back then but now I don’t really care. I know by the time I was too old to trick and treat the parties were pretty lame I did go too.

When I was in college we had a few good parties, at least they were fun.   But now I truly despise it. Nothing happened to me but the more I think about it the more useless it is. I am not here trying to get any one to change their minds on anything. It is the way I feel. Back to when I was a child one of the big deals of Halloween was the dumping of an out house at the blinking stop light down on the corner. Some years it was even set on fire. I don’t think they ever got caught. I have my guesses on who were the bad dudes were but they are just guesses.   Well I am going to end this quandary and maybe write some stuff later on.