Baby Boomers Religion

Human nature is self protective; no one wants to die unless they have serious mental issues. We all want to preserve our lives as long as possible and live peacefully without war or famine or pestilence enjoying ourselves with family and friends and relatives. That’s very normal but in today’s world it sometimes seems Death is just around the corner lurking to take us out by some disaster or disease or lawless act or war. We rationalize that only happens to other people not us but regardless we all know what’s inevitable and that is someday in the future our life will be over and our life here on earth will end. Younger ones hardly give it a thought, they live like they will last forever. Older ones see the clock ticking and it’s coming quickly which brings me to the point of this blog, are you ready to go? Do you live your life like this could be your last day? Probably not for most.

Jesus said in the gospel book of John “You must be born again to see the kingdom of heaven” that is your Spirit must be born again. Now you can debate all you want the various doctrines of the Bible and all the churches doctrines but the bottom line is this: you must be born again of the Spirit or you will never see heaven. How do you know you’ve been born again? Gods Spirit bears witness with your spirit that your born again. This means if you don’t know or have the witness inside yourself you’re in dangerous territory and the outcome of your afterlife experience is in grave doubt. Now I’m not at all talking about superficial acts like water baptism or church attendance, in other words those acts done on the surface to fulfill a doctrine, I’m talking about a hunger for God, a full surrender of your life to the Lord Jesus Christ without holding back your favorite sins and any fleshly desire which brings me another point. If you said a fifteen second prayer called the sinners prayer in most camps without fully repenting of your sins from your heart giving your life totally to Jesus, then it means nothing, your just fooling yourself. No you must be born again and know it inside.

How does this happen? By doing what Jesus said to do: confess your sins and call on the name of the Lord meaning call out to God from inside your heart for God to forgive you and save you through His Son Jesus confessing you believe that Jesus is His Son and paid your sin penalty of eternal death in hell by dying on the cross and shedding His blood and believing He rose again and is coming again. Now if you will do this and mean it with all your heart the Spirit of God will come into your spirit and things will change and you will know you’ve been born again. After this get water baptized as this is a direct commandment from Jesus. This shows you have committed your life to Him in likeness of His death symbolizing burial and resurrection. However; remember we are all baptized into one body by the Spirit of God. You must be born again!

Now when you are born again your spirit is sealed for the day of redemption says Ephesians 4:30 so now your old man is dead, your new in the spirit. Since you already died why would you fear death? That sinful man or woman died and now you live for Christ not for yourself any longer. No reason to fear your body dying, you’ll just cross over and go home to heaven.

But what if you’ve sinned a lot since you know for sure you were born again at one point? Then repent and mean it repent a lot and mean it and live Holy the best you can. If you blow it, repent again and never stop repenting and surrendering your life to Christ. Jesus will finish what He started in you and will never leave you or forsake you. He said no one is able to take them out of my hand or the Fathers hand as the Father is greater than He.

Make up your mind you will live for God and know you will be mocked and ridiculed by others and may even be persecuted but remember if they hated Jesus they will hate you, that is the worldly people. Once your born again Nothing can separate you from the love of God, nothing! And as this world heads towards a one world government and wickedness as in the days of Noah, God has a remnant of believers and His Holy Spirit will cover the earth. If you lose your life you will save it but if you try to save your life you will lose it in the end. Jesus said” be faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of life.” A Christian should not fear death but embrace it as it means we’re heading home. Whatever you see on this earth remember this is not your home. We are strangers and Aliens on this planet because our kingdom is not of this world, we’re just passing through…

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My Brush with Death (in Vietnam)

It was a beautiful Sunday morning in northern Vietnam and I had just finished eating a sea ration of WWII canned turkey for breakfast when suddenly off in the distance I heard the dreadful sounds of thump, thump, thump and I knew we were about to get rained down on with artillery being fired from the north Vietnamese army. I was with Marine company 3/3 Lima way north in the Quang Tre province north of Dong Ha very close to the DMZ and things were popping day and night.

There were so many 500 pound bomb crater holes from our B-52’s I was sure we must actually be in the DMZ or we had crossed over into North Vietnam. The carpet bombing covered the area as far as the eye could see. We were just one Marine company fighting against a full regimen of highly skilled north Vietnamese soldiers. These were their best.

I was relaxed as nothing was going on at the moment when the artillery started raining down. I had my helmet off and grabbed it quickly and ran towards a bomb crater and as I was actually in the air diving boom! a large piece of shrapnel pierced my helmet and cut a path on the back of my head literally from ear to ear which later would result in 124 stitches to close the gaping wound. I fell into the crater stunned with lost hearing as the ringing was so loud I could hear nothing else. It felt like someone had taken a baseball bat and Swung it with all their might and hit me in the back of the head. As soon as I could think I began praying because I thought this was it for sure and I would die.

Somehow I mustered enough strength to call out I’m hit, I’m hit and lucky for me a Coreman (medic) heard me and crawled his way into the crater and began wrapping my head to stop the river of blood pouring out from my head. He stuck me with morphine and the pain started to subside. Several others were also wounded so they called in the helicopters to try to land long enough to get us outta there.

They put me on a stretcher and began to take me to the LZ (landing zone) and every few steps they would put me down and hover across my body when more shells screamed down. Nothing in this world like Marines carrying for their wounded risking their own lives to get me to safety. Once again shrapnel was flying through the air and I was hit again in my left upper thigh cutting a huge gaping hole. I remember so vividly choppers hovering and circling above waiting for the right moment to come down and pick me and a couple of others up. Finally they swooped down not touching the ground and my Marine buddies literally threw me up into the chopper and it immediately pulled up into the sky. It felt like I was blasting off to the moon the G-Force was so strong. They flew me all the way down to DaNang and there performed surgery on my head. The wound on my hip was left open. They laid me on a slab like you would see in a mortuary and there were many other soldiers there. Some were calling out to their mothers, some were so angry they were cursing against God but most were praying to God.

Someone began shaving my head with a dry razor which hurt like hell until I told them I could feel that on the front part of my skull so they said sorry and then used water and soap and continued to shave my head. I not sure how long I was on that table but when I woke up I was in a billet type hospital and holding my hand was a beautiful Vietnamese Nun dressed in all whites smiling at me. I thought she was an angel at first but actually she was my angel as she had been praying for me and sat by my side. She began to peel an orange and fed me little by little just smiling, I never saw her again but I’ll never forget her.

Four days later I was flown to Japan and four days after that I was flown back to the states via Alaska to Bethesda Maryland hospital. There I recouped and to my surprise I saw another machine gunner who said our entire company got overrun after I left. Sadly his whole buttocks has been blown off and there was literally no meat or flesh on his backside. After seeing all the wounded and suffering of fellow Marines and other service men I considered myself very blessed and lucky especially when I heard of my former marine classmate Butch Johnson has lost his life. Years later I paid my respects to him at a visit to the Vietnam memorial. Why I made it back and others didn’t I’ll never understand but I know everything is in Gods plan that we don’t understand while we live in this earthly body.

So on this Veterans Day weekend I salute all my fellow Veterans and carry the memories of their service with honor. May God have mercy on our Armed Forces around the world and bless their families…..

The Bible says that Christians who are truly saved are a peculiar people. Very peculiar to the world, but family to each other. There’s a certain camaraderie among them and belief that is unsurpassed in the spirit world for one reason; all born again Christians have the same Spirit given to us by God through Jesus. Now does that mean all Christians agree on everything? Not hardly, but the one thing we all agree on is Jesus is the only begotten Son of God, that He is the word of God and became flesh and lived on earth and died on a cross and shed His blood for the remission of our sins, was buried then arose from the dead and ascended up to heaven and is coming back again someday to rule and reign. So this great hope that resides in Christians, resides in their spirit because it’s the very same spirit, the Spirit of the living God. “For by One spirit we were all baptized into one body” the body of Christ.

Now these odd people are odd because of the hope they carry of eternal life, living with the Father and His Son Jesus who created all things. This strange group of people know they are sinners and know there is no hope without Jesus in their lives. These people have the audacity to believe God is who He says He is and walk this life by faith in Jesus name, not by what they see going on around them or in the world. They are Peculiar only to those in the world who live by their fleshly desires far removed from knowing God though deep inside they know there is one God being evident by seeing His creation, knowing that all this absolutely could not have happened by mere chance.

You see there is also an enemy of God named Satan who convinced a third of the angels to follow him in his crazy scheme to become like the Most High and be worshipped but since he was defeated by Jesus on the cross and all power and dominion belongs to Jesus in heaven and in earth and God pronounced his sentence to the lake of fire for him and all the fallen angels when Jesus returns, his only goal now is to take as many as possible with him to hell and the lake of fire, so the battle rages on until the end. The battle for your soul and mind.

Now the majority of these odd ball Christians lived just like the worldly ones in the past, even worse in some cases, but the difference lies in the fact that while we were still sinners Jesus died for us and freedom from the fear of dying and going to hell (which is what we all deserve) passes away the minute we repent of our sins, turn away from the love of the world, and follow Jesus by believing in our hearts and confessing with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and following His example by being baptized.

You see there is no death for the redeemed, your spirit just leaves your body and goes to heaven as you await the resurrection and receiving your new glorified body that will live forever and ever and ever. Now that’s a promise you can stand on because God says it is true. Remember God is not a man that He could lie. Our Father is so pure so holy so perfect, nothing and no one could ever compare. There is coming a new heaven and a new earth the word says.

Us peculiar odd ball crazy Christians are not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but we are all “sealed by the Holy Spirit” awaiting the resurrection day. And that hope is deep within us. There is no soul sleep as the word says “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”

So why do you suppose Christians are so maligned and hated and killed and martyred and picked on? The reason is simple; Jesus said “remember they hated me before they hated you.” They love their sin and love darkness rather than the light and truth. Like a rebellious child they want their own way not Gods way even though He has provided a way out of the darkness with His Son Jesus. “ God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” God loves everyone, but everyone will not be saved, in fact the majority of people will burn in Hell because they refused the free gift of salvation that is there for anyone who believes.

How many times have you heard it said if God exist why is there so much pain and suffering in the world? The answer is still the same. “Because men love The darkness rather than light.” God did not create us like robots, everyone is a unique individual with total FREE WILL and those who deny God fall into sin and many invite the demons into their lives openly by inviting them in by the life that they lead and their love of the world, the love of money, the love of power, the love of lust and the love of drugs and the love of lying and murder and hate. These evil men and women led by the voices of Satan are the ones who have caused and are still causing untold suffering and death and every evil under the sun upon the earth, NOT GOD! You can read about them from Genesis to Revelation and in modern day history books and on the Internet. Vile men and women who love the darkness and not the light.

But surely your not one of them. Surely you want to break free of your sin and your addictions and heartache and deep seeded fear. Surely you will call upon the Lord to save you and turn from your sin. Surely you’re tired of the life you’ve been living and have seen there is no hope without God. You can escape you know and become an odd ball peculiar crazy Christian like the rest of us that are saved. If you feel any tug on your heart that’s God the Holy Spirit calling you to come home. Do it today do it now and join Gods unique family and become a part of the body of Christ. Gods salvation is free, but His blessings, His protection and His provision for you are conditional. You must surrender daily to Him and take up your cross and follow Him and obey His commandments the best you can, and if you are serious, the Holy Spirit will help you because Jesus said “ Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS.

I’m sure you’ve seen or heard in the news about the recent discoveries of over 300 Priest pedophiles and homosexuals molesting over 1000 children mostly boys but some girls and this is only one state. How many are there in 50 states or 50 countries around the world molesting children by the thousands? Human trafficking and harvesting body parts is also happening every single day worldwide. Evil pure evil.

But why is the Catholic Church so involved? I believe I have some answers. The bottom line is the institution called Roman Catholic teaches heresy on several fronts led by the Pope and Vatican. The number one issue is they don’t teach their flock to be “Born Again.” They actually deny the necessity of the new birth. Jesus said “ You must be born again to enter the kingdom of heaven.” Without the new birth by the Holy Spirit you are a walking dead man or woman and no regeneration takes place in your soul. John chapter 3. This can only happen by repentance of your sins and trusting in Jesus Christ alone, then you become new and the old things are passed away. By faith righteousness covers you because of Jesus shed blood. Now the Catholic Church believes that happens at baptism but again how can a baby believe, they can’t.

Because the new birth is not taught even to their priesthood they still carry the heavy sin nature and they’re going to take their sinful heart with them, whether it be homosexuals molesting boys or heterosexual priests peering at pornography. The same goes for any denomination, not just the Roman Catholic Church. The Bible says we are so sinful that we drink iniquity like water (Job 15:16). We love the darkness and hate the light, and putting on the robes of religion won’t change that reality. This is why Jesus said that we must be born again.

Another factor that contributes to the Roman Catholic debauchery is they deny the total sin nature of man. Pope Francis has said atheist don’t have to believe in Jesus to go to heaven, and they don’t need Gods forgiveness nor do homosexuals despite the fact that the Bible states the wages of sin is eternal death in a lake of fire and scriptures state in the beginning God created male and female. And believe it or not they also embrace the unscientific theory of evolution.

Their church laws says Priest are forbidden to marry despite the apostle Paul’s writing that made it clear that it’s better to marry “than to burn with passion” (1 Corinthians 7:9). The Bible also tells us that Peter was married (Matthew 8:14), and that when he and the apostles traveled they took their wives with them (1 Corinthians 9:5).

Still the Roman Catholic Church has gone on for centuries hiding these insidious demonic criminals from man’s justice for all those years. we should also look at our own sinful hearts, come to the cross, and be born again. That moves us from being part of the problem to being part of the solution. Then we can reach out to others with the gospel and see them changed before they face a holy God on the Day of Judgment.

That includes atheists and agnostics, as well as the sexual predators who are hiding in Hollywood, in Wall Street, and in the pews of both the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches, in governments around the world and institutions you would never imagine like police departments, schools and day care centers. Wherever there are dark hearts deceived and not born again, the great sins of pedophilia exist. Guard your children and grandchildren at all cost and come out from among them, get out the Catholic Churches that teach heresy and lie against the truth of the new birth experience….

It’s started again, that NCAA and NFL programming that keeps you glued to your television, hiding in your man cave away from your worries on Saturday’s and Sunday’s and Monday’s and even on Thursday nights. Totally obsessed and checking your fantasy starting lineup after slapping down your doe to join a fantasy league. Now you watch every single game you can so you can see how your players are doing. Your mates are now an afterthought and until after the Super Bowl in February next year, close relationships are put on the shelf until then, when you take grudgingly take them back off the shelf and try to repair six months of damage and in many cases are shocked and wonder why things aren’t quite the same.

Watching wealthy players who disrespect our country and our flag and could care less they are destroying the very golden goose that feeds their over the top lifestyle while the vast majority of fans works their tail off everyday just to make ends meet, and feed their family. Intertwined in the coming six months is Baseball through October and into November and the NBA Basketball starting up in the fall and lasting until summer. Now many can go from one Idol and obsession to another without skipping a beat.

Sports in and of themselves are not harmful and many of us played all of them through high school creating a fun filled atmosphere of family and friends all linking together to have kinship and Friendship and great fellowship and fun, but today’s obsessions are quite different. Lost in the generational shuffle of actual face to face interaction, people today are transfixed on social media screens of their phones, clicking self portraits and sharing intimate details of their lives for the world to see with depressed personalities if the praise doesn’t come with likes and messages of praise and adoration of new hairstyles or clothing or vacations or foods. And now beginners begin as soon as their little hands can hold a phone and grandma’s and grandpa’s even get into the act fearing they are being left behind in a cultural revolution of high tech and false realities. The future memories and thinking and knowledge will be and already is becoming the phone. No need to study, just ask the phone for answers to all of life’s questions or so it would seem. But the truth is far darker and will be much more sinister.

Lost in the world of all these obsessions is the true meanings of life itself. Why am I here, does God exist, what happens when I die, how can I be happy or successful and find true love, is there life after death? All these answers are in one book; the Holy Bible. That book that few read any longer, the one that taught your elders about the Messiah, Jesus Christ who was and is and is to come. The Son of God who loves you and died for you so you can live forever in heaven with Him if you only believe and put your trust in Him who says I will never leave you nor forsake you. Sadly most don’t know Him at all and young ones are concerned much less, being taught the truth the gospel of Jesus Christ. Now there are Bible phone apps, most for free, but rarely used. Taking up space on the home screen are all the sports apps and music apps and game apps. Society now worships apps with sports and pornography and everything imaginable that takes people away from God. This nation is in very serious trouble and judgment is coming for the people who refuse to repent and turn back to God. Judgments come in many forms like the wildfires burning in the west or flooded cities like Houston and New Orleans or earthquakes or various other weather anomalies. By open borders we are being invaded and war rumors are in the news more each day. God allowed invaders to defeat and enslave Israel, will the same future be for America? It will be if the Idol worship does not cease and the hundreds of killings of babies doesn’t stop. How much longer will Gods grace rest on America with such wickedness and corruption? Repent and call upon Jesus and if you die in all this mess, you’ll live will be saved. “For whoever loses his life for my sake will be saved, but whoever saves his own life will lose it” The answer is surrender to God and train up your children and grandchildren to know God. There is none righteous, not a single one, only Jesus can help you and save you, give your life to Him today and join the millions who have come to know Him and live forever…

Now many of my Christian friends believe in a secret rapture, a taking away of all born again believers in a flash, in a twinkling of an eye when the trumpet sounds. They believe it will happen before the final wars even start, and way before the Armageddon war, because God has not destined Christians for his wrath.They believe in a seven year period called the great tribulation and they will be gone before that period even starts. Numerous rapture movies and books like Tim LaHayes series of Left Behind books and movies have convinced them.

Still many other Christians believe in exactly the same thing, well..almost, but believe it will transpire at the end of the age or end of time after all the wars and especially the final war called the Armageddon war. They believe there is only One Second Coming of Jesus and most will not make it through all the wars alive and that only a remnant will actually be here to witness Jesus coming in the clouds because of the great persecution coming in the “New World Order” and the mandatory obedience to the one world government system requiring a mark on the hand or forehead to be able to buy or sell in the coming one world government system.

And then there are still others who believe the catching away or Rapture will happen in the middle of the seven year tribulation period. But all three groups believe Jesus is coming back again just like He said He would. Amazing all three groups think their method is correct but unfortunately this has caused some non-fellowship among them even to the point of anger, name calling and cutting off of all communication with each other. Sadly this is true but not as bad as it used to be.

There is a war going on right now and that war is between “Good and Evil” between the sons and daughters of the God and sons and daughters of Satan. “ it’s ramping up pretty fast now and trouble is here and will only get worse. All true Christians need to have each other’s back, that is those who are born again and they know it and who believe Jesus is the only begotten Son of God who took our punishment on the cross and shed His blood to wash away our sins and have been baptized. These true believers regardless of church domination must come together, unite and fight the good fight of faith, Protestants and Catholics and Orthodox, all who are born again who worship the King of Kings Jesus. Big trouble is coming, read your bible and see for yourself.

Now my opinion on Jesus return is this: I believe there is only ONE second coming not two because that’s bible. I believe it happens all simultaneously. He comes like a thief in the night, but the Bible explicitly says not to us true believers. “But you are not in darkness that that day should overtake you like a thief.” I believe Jesus comes at the last trumpet, and when is that? After everything has taken place. I believe the seven years of tribulation is not seven years at all but three and a half years and that wrath during that time is the devils wrath on the world and especially Christians. Great wars will happen during this period along with plagues and sickness and total lawlessness just like in the days of Noah. I believe AI or artificial intelligence will play a significant role in the wickedness and Debauchery at the end of the age and millions will be fooled and deceived and even possessed by AI in virtual reality.

From the Old Testament through the New Testament the writers speak of “The Day of The Lord” when the Most High, our Father in Heaven will bring wrath and destruction as never ever seen before or ever will to the earth and the wicked. It is just before this that the “Rapture Occurs” and all the Saints escape including the remnant one third of Jews who turn to Jesus Christ as He returns almost simultaneously with “The Day of the Lord.” This earth will be burned up, read it. The new Jerusalem comes down on the new earth not this earth, read it again. The New Jerusalem is the Bride, we are His body, read it all in Revelation.

Finally, this will make many of you very uncomfortable because you have been programmed over the years in America. The rest of the world gets it. What is with this worship of Israel and Jerusalem and even the Jewish people? Have you lost your minds because of false teachers? Many of you really need to repent! We don’t worship Israel, we worship Jesus Christ! We don’t worship even Jerusalem, we worship Jesus Christ! If you have been sucked up into this mess, repent! We don’t hang the “Star of David” in our churches or around our necks, we hang the cross of Jesus! Who has bewitched You? We pray for the Jews to come to know the truth through Jesus but they are just as and even in many cases more wicked than America or the UK or other nations. If you witness on the streets in Israel you’ll be thrown in jail. Israel is also the number one destination of homosexuals partying every year in Tel Aviv but no one wants to talk about that. They want your money that’s it. All the groups visiting bring in big bucks. Israel and Jerusalem are historical sites not to be worshipped! We pray for the peace of Jerusalem and salvation of all just like we should be doing for every country and people. Many of you need to stop listening to preachers who just hype up Israel over the Gospel of Christ and get your nose into the Bible and learn for yourself. The Holy Spirit is not just the comforter but the teacher and “ will lead you into all truth.” Stop putting Israel before Jesus, only He can save our souls.

So when will Jesus return? When all things are fulfilled most likely not in your lifetime but when the Gospel has been preached in all the world as a witness, then the end shall come, “Right on Time”

When your young sin is exciting, sin is fun. As you grow older that sin is not so much fun and exciting any longer, it actually becomes a heavy load to carry and in many cases becomes an addiction. Case in point is fornication which later becomes adultery. Or seemingly just a little sin of the coming of age like pornography, becomes an obsession and addiction that is harder to break than an addiction of cocaine. Studies show your brain appears just like a cocaine addicts brain on an MRI because it also causes a chemical change in your body and the craving is unstoppable to most and actually more deadly than drugs. Why? Because the sin of the flesh ruins lives, breaks up marriages, causes lost jobs, sexual dysfunctions, health conditions and especially mental anguish and finally depression. All of this is caused by our own self walking into the sin of choice. The devil didn’t make you do it, you do it to yourself and open the door for the devil to snare you and rope you and try to tie you up so you believe there is no way out, no hope, and no freedom. And paranoia grips your soul sweating it out if you’ll be found out and your life will be ruined. And you know what? You will be eventually found out unless you take ownership of your sins and repent and walk away from them. “The wages of sin is death” Death of all the things you once held dear up to and including you very own life.

Even the Bible speaks of the pleasures of sin quoting: “choosing rather to endure ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin”(Hebrews 11:25) There is a way out, fall on your knees and cry out to God for forgiveness and He will forgive you of any and every sin you have ever committed no matter how horrible they may have been, but you must mean it from your heart not just your head. All who call on the name of Jesus will be saved as you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that He is the Messiah, the Son of God and is coming again to receive his own.

Any one including any Christian that pretends they have it all together and don’t sin are deceiving themselves. “ all have sinned and come short of the glory” that includes Pastors, Priest and everyday people. We need forgiveness everyday of our lives and pray that because “the heart of man is desperately wicked who can know it” and God looks on our hearts nothing else.

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