Audio - 12 Oct 2019

Audio - 2019-10-12

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We Are Here To Rejoice
given Cornwall 12 Oct 2019
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Meeting of the Waters by Thomas Moore
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What We Are Leaving Behind
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Pastors Report - 04 Oct 2019
Tabernacles 2019

Tabernacles – Reminding us Life is Temporary ...

"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14)

In Just Over 3 Weeks:

Yes, that's right – in just over three weeks and the Feast of Tabernacles 2019 - to which we are looking forward to so much - will have come and gone! With each year that passes time seems to speed up, and I don't know about you but my wife and I are finding that not only does it seem each day is over just as it has begun, but a year barely starts and suddenly we're faced with de-leavening, Passover and Unleavened Bread, followed almost immediately by Pentecost and what seems like a mere handful of weeks later by Tabernacles! And then the year is once more virtually over. As the song in Fiddler on the Roof brings out; "Sunrise, sunset, swiftly fly the years, one season following another, laden with happiness and tears". And as Job put it, millennia before: "My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle ... my life is wind ... as the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away ..." (Job 7:6-9)

Our youngest grandsons (4 and 6) stand in awe of us, their grandparents, as in their eyes we're so incredibly old. Yet it doesn't seem all that long ago that I was a youngster myself, joyfully anticipating the imminent school holidays, which seemed to stretch before my young eyes for eternity. And it's seems no time at all since I was a young husband, and then an inexperienced first-time father ... and where have those intervening years - decades - gone? Maybe we measure time as a percentage of life already lived, which would certainly make it speed up as we hit old age! Or maybe it's just that we are so much busier, with many more responsibilities on our ageing shoulders?

God's Glorious Plan:

But this life of ours that rushes by with ever-increasing speed has been designed for a glorious God-ordained purpose, which is laid out for us year after year within the seven annual festivals. Beginning with the Passover we must first be reconciled to the Father on repentance by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ – forgiving our past sins. This reconciliation and contact with the Father then enables us to understand the Word of God and come OUT of those sins – pictured by the days of Unleavened Bread. But without the love of God shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5) we could never succeed to the degree required to form the Firstfruits – pictured for us by the day of Pentecost.

Then we come to the autumn/fall festivals and the fulcrum around which all the other festivals and holy days revolve on the calendar of God – the Day of Trumpets. But that day is a fulcrum in an even greater way as well as it pictures the transition from this present evil world into what is the glorious liberty of the children and Kingdom of God:

  • The whole creation waits breathless with anticipation for the revelation of God's sons and daughters.
  • Creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice—it was the choice of the one who subjected it—but in the hope
  • that the creation itself will be set free from slavery to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of God's children.
  • We know that the whole creation is groaning together and suffering labor pains up until now.
  • And it's not only the creation. We ourselves who have the Spirit as the first crop of the harvest also groan inside as we wait to be adopted and for our bodies to be set free. (Romans 8:19-23 CEB)

That incredible transition will begin with the return of Jesus Christ to this earth at the last Trump in supreme power and glory to rule over all nations (Revelation 11:15). Then we come to the Day of Atonement, picturing the removal of Satan and the nullifying of his power - making possible a state of true at-one-ment for all mankind. A veritable Jubilee bringing liberty to all mankind. (Leviticus 25:10) And that then brings us to the Feast of Tabernacles.

Feast of Booths:
  • "Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths ..." (Leviticus 23:42)

The Feast of Tabernacles – or booths – pictures the millennial rule of Jesus Christ and His resurrected saints as the ruling family, or Kingdom of God, over this entire earth transforming it over the course of 1000 years into a literal utopia. And the purpose of this utopia is to prepare for the fulfilment of the final festival – the Last Great Day – when all who've ever lived and died without the knowledge of the Truth will be given their first chance of salvation through a resurrection to physical life into this prepared earthly paradise. At that time the earth will be filled with unsurpassed physical abundance:

  • Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt. (Amos 9:13)

But during the millennium and the great White Throne judgement period, more importantly there will also be spiritual abundance – a world filled with the spirit of God – generating a society brimful with love, joy, peace, patience, courteousness, goodness, faith, teachableness and holy righteous godly character. And this is where the booths come in. During the Feast of Tabernacles we gather together, living in temporary dwellings – hotel rooms, cottages and condominiums – to drive home the lesson that everything that is physical on this earth - including ourselves - is only temporary, "even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14) Whereas what is of lasting value – the true riches of the world tomorrow – is the character and love of God that will go on for eternity:

  • My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.
  • Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished. (Isaiah 51:6,7)
Solomon's Splendour:

This time of unparalleled prosperity and peace during the millennium will largely flow from the knowledge of God covering the earth:

  • For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea." (Habakkuk 2:14)
  • Thus saith the LORD that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee; Fear not, O Jacob, my servant; and thou, Jesurun, whom I have chosen.
  • For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground: I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:
  • And they shall spring up as among the grass, as willows by the water courses.
  • One shall say, I am the LORD’S; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the LORD, and surname himself by the name of Israel. (Isaiah 44:2-5)

That said, the kingdom of Israel did have a pale foretaste of something approaching this time 3000 years previously during the rule of King Solomon. His reign was a unique time in Israel's history. From a humble beginning as a slave people 500 years before, God granted Israel under King David, the father of Solomon – "rest round about from all his enemies" (II Samuel 7:1). Under Solomon this then extended – allowing Israel to become dominant in the area under the wisest, richest and most honoured monarch ever – with "every man under his vine and under his fig tree":

  • Judah and Israel were many, as the sand which is by the sea in multitude, eating and drinking, and making merry.
  • And Solomon reigned over all kingdoms from the river [Euphrates] unto the land of the Philistines, and unto the border of Egypt: they brought presents, and served Solomon all the days of his life....
  • For he had dominion over all the region on this side the river [Euphrates], from Tiphsah even to Azzah, over all the kings on this side the river: and he had peace on all sides round about him.
  • And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of Solomon...
  • And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore.
  • And Solomon’s wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.
  • For he was wiser than all men...
  • And there came of all people to hear the wisdom of Solomon, from all kings of the earth, which had heard of his wisdom. (1 Kings 4:20-21,24-25,29-31,34)
Ecclesiastes:

But the time of Solomon was merely a shadow of what is to come. The millennial rule of Jesus Christ – without the satanic influence – is going to be very different. At that time, the emphasis on the spiritual will be very clear from the onset – preparing all mankind to become part of the very family and Kingdom of God. But that was not the case for King Solomon. Although he was wise – the wisest of all the kings of the earth – there is no evidence that he was converted as was his father David. And for this reason, although he appeared to have it all physically – untold wealth, wisdom, power and fame – he ended his days hating life, filled with depression and despair at the apparent injustice of it all.

  • So I hated life, because the things that happen under the sun were troublesome to me. Definitely, everything is pointless—just wind chasing.
  • I hated the things I worked so hard for here under the sun, because I will have to leave them to someone who comes after me.
  • And who knows whether that one will be wise or foolish? Either way, that person will have control over the results of all my hard work and wisdom here under the sun. That too is pointless.
  • I then gave myself up to despair, as I thought about all my laborious hard work under the sun,
  • because sometimes those who have worked hard with wisdom, knowledge, and skill must leave the results of their hard work as a possession to those who haven't worked hard for it. This too is pointless—it's a terrible wrong.
  • I mean, What do people get for all their hard work and struggles under the sun?
  • All their days are pain, and their work is aggravation; even at night, their hearts don't find rest. This too is pointless. (Ecclesiastes 2:17-23 CEB)
Our Short Pilgrimage:

Without the plan of God to illuminate us would not we – as did Solomon – also regard this physical, chemical existence as utterly pointless? Little better than that of the mayfly that exists for no more than a day? Certainly the apostle Paul recognised this – but then immediately proclaimed his firm understanding and faith in the glorious plan that God has for all mankind:

  • If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
  • But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
  • For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
  • For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
  • But every man in his own order ... (1 Corinthians 15:19-23)

Mr Armstrong too – particularly towards the end of his life – would comment on the fragile nature of our human frame. This extract from a sermon in May 1982 is typical:

" ... all we have is a chemical existence and life isn’t very long anyway. I think I realize that more than when I used to speak to you 30 or 40 years ago. Somehow, I don’t know how, I sneaked past middle age. I never hit middle age. But now I look back and see I’m past it. I don’t know how I got past it. But in less than three months now, I will be in my ninetieth year. So that’s a little older than most of you and I’ve come to realize that life, this life, this temporary existence, is just a will-o-the-wisp, it’s just here today and gone tomorrow. Almost no time at all..." (Interracial Marriage May 1982)

Recognised by God:

If towards the end of our lives we begin to recognise this will-o-the-wisp nature of our current physical lives – then how much more must God Himself – who not only has formed it this way, but has witnessed mankind grow old and die over and over again down through the millennia? How incomprehensible therefore must be human arrogance and posturing to the Eternal? As He says through the prophet Isaiah:

  • Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
  • Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
  • With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way of understanding?
  • Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing.
  • And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt offering.
  • All nations before him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. (Isaiah 40:12-17)
  • Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, 'What are you making?' Does your work say, 'The potter has no hands'? (Isaiah 45:9 NIV)

Conversely as David brings out in the one hundred and third Psalm for those whose desire is to be obedient, God also recognises our frailty and human weakness with mercy and pity – being the loving Being that He is:

  • Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
  • For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
  • As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.
  • For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
  • But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;
  • To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them. (Psalm 103:13-18)
Not Even Come to Mind:

And this is the reason that the Feast of Tabernacles – picturing the physically abundant and glorious utopia of the millennial rule – is also the Feast of temporary dwellings. It is there to remind us that no matter how rich and abundant human life may be it always remains merely a physical chemical existence – "You are but a mist, which appears for a little and then vanishes" (James 4:14 Moffatt) Indeed, dust we are and to dust we will return! (Genesis 3:19)

But the true life – the kind of life Jesus Christ meant when He said, "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." (John 10:10) – is a life based firmly on the spiritual qualities that will lead inexorably into eternity. So far above what we have today is THIS kind of life, that God promises us that when we are there, within it, within the new heavens and new earth, that all this physical existence, every human experience, "shall not be remembered, nor come into mind." (Isaiah 65:17) It appears we will think as much then about this present frail human existence as we do today of our time within the womb. All the trials - the highs and lows, pain and suffering, heartaches and joys of our lives today – and those of the world around us – are merely working towards that time for which we yearn:

  • ... though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
  • For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
  • While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
  • For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
  • For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
  • If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
  • For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but [further clothed], that mortality might be swallowed up of life. (2 Corinthians 4:16-5:4)
Temporary Dwellings:

So as we approach the Feast of Tabernacles this year it is an appropriate time to consider the frailty of this existence we call life – just before we travel to our temporary dwellings – looking forward not just to the Millennium, but out into an eternity of REAL Life, and the godly character, the way of life, that will make it an ETERNAL utopia. This fleeting physical life has been given to us to learn the fundamental, vital lesson of the Two Trees - and to be the teachers of The Way to all humanity - in the Millennium first and then out into all eternity; "And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever." (Daniel 12:3)

  • Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
  • He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
  • Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
  • But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:28-31)
News Review - 27 Sep 2019
Focus On The Future

With religion disappearing… with Britain broken… with America in chaos… with the Middle East ready to explode… and in a chaotic world full of fake news… We Need To…

Focus On The Future

Today’s world is in chaos. It has lost all sense of direction. Morality has hit a new low. In two short weeks God’s people will be keeping the Feast of Tabernacles, and at this point in time let’s take a look at the crazy world in which we live and get our bearings.

We must keep in mind that we are observers; this is not our world; we watch… as this world rapidly comes to an end… to be followed by the 1,000 year rule of Jesus Christ on the earth!

At this time of the year, we need to get our minds focused on the future.

Here is what Mr Armstrong had to say…

“Before we look at what actually is going to come – the peaceful, happy, joyful world tomorrow – let’s take one last ‘obituary’ look at this world man has built upon the earth. Take one last look at the corpses of education, science, technology, commerce and industry, governments, the social order, and religion.” (Tomorrow… What It Will Be Like - Chapter 2)


Let’s be sure we understand what our lives are all about!

We know we are in the very last decades of the 6,000 years of human life on this earth. And at the end of that 6,000 years, Jesus Christ will come in His glory and supreme power!

He is coming to remove Satan from deceiving mankind. He is coming to govern – to rule over all nations!

And we of the Church – IF we remove all our spots and wrinkles (Ephesians 5:25-27) are to have important positions in the worldwide government to rule all nations for a thousand years!

We keep the Feast of Tabernacles to get a foretaste of that wonderful World Tomorrow.

And it is nearer now than you think!

We need to get our bearings.(The Good News – September 1984)

What Is Wrong With This World?

But now why did Christ come to call us out of this world? Because the word ‘church’ comes from ‘ecclesia’ which means ‘come out’ of the world. What’s wrong with the world? Why should we come out of it?

Well, I’ll tell you what’s wrong with it. You look at the world today; and you see a world of awesome progress and advancement in technology, in science, in many of the accomplishments of human beings. But nearly all of that accomplishment is in materialism and the things of matter.

But spiritually we find this world full of appalling evils, and the evils are multiplying. Man is against man. Neighbour is against neighbour. Group is against group. Husbands and wives are against one another. Parents and children are against one another, capitol and labour, black and white, nation against nation. We just can’t get along with one another.

The world is in trouble as it never has been before.

But this is not God’s world!

Now, people just can’t understand that.

This is not God’s world.

This is Satan’s world.

But everybody thinks it’s God’s world.(Sermon - September 24, 1983)

In the following article, Douglas Murray asks,

How Did The World Lose Its Marbles?

“A new dogma has turned beliefs that once seemed common sense into hate crimes. If you say the ‘wrong thing’, you’ll be thrown to the wolves… We are going through a great mass derangement. In public and in private, people are behaving in ways that are increasingly irrational, feverish, herd-like and unpleasant. The news is filled with the consequences. Yet while we see the symptoms everywhere, we don’t see the causes. This is the simple fact that we have been living through a period of more than a quarter of a century in which all our grand narratives about our existence have collapsed.

Religion went first, falling away from the 19th Century onwards. Then, over the past century, the secular hopes held out by all political ideologies followed. In the latter part of the 20th Century, we entered the post-modern era, defined by its suspicion towards grand narratives.

However, nature abhors a vacuum. People in today’s wealthy Western democracies could not simply remain the first people in recorded history to have no explanation for what we are doing here and no story to give life purpose.

The answer that has presented itself in recent years has been to live in a permanent state of outrage.

To find meaning by waging constant war against anybody who seems to be on the wrong side of a question to which the answer has only just been altered.

The interpretation of the world through the lens of ‘social justice’ and ‘identity group politics’ is probably the most audacious and comprehensive effort since the end of the Cold War at creating a new ideology. To date, ‘social justice’ has run the furthest because it sounds – and in some versions is – attractive. Even the term is set up to be impossible to argue with.

‘You’re opposed to social justice? What do you want, social injustice?’

The speed at which the ‘social justice’ causes have taken over everyday life is staggering. Once-obscure phrases such as ‘LGBTQ’, ‘white privilege’, ‘the patriarchy’ and ‘transphobia’ are suddenly heard everywhere – even though in the words of mathematician Eric Weinstein, they were ‘all made up about 20 minutes ago’. The policing of these issues is an even more recent phenomenon. Researchers found that phrases like ‘triggered’ and ‘feeling unsafe’ only spiked in usage from 2013 onwards.

A reader comment makes this point:

This article is too long. Let me summarize: right thinks left is people with evil ideas, left thinks right is evil people with ideas - there is nowhere these two can meet. Period.

Among the first tripwires was anything to do with homosexuality. In the latter half of the 20th Century, there was a fight for gay equality which rightly succeeded in reversing a terrible historic injustice. Then, the war having been won, it didn’t stop. Indeed it began morphing. GLB (Gay, Lesbian, Bi) became LGB so as not to diminish lesbians. Then a T for ‘trans’ and a Q for ‘queer’ or ‘questioning’ got added. Then the movement behaved – in victory – as its opponents once did, as oppressors.

“WASHINGTON - LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, AND TRANSGENDER PRIDE MONTH, 2009 - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - A PROCLAMATION:

I AM PROUD TO BE THE FIRST PRESIDENT TO APPOINT OPENLY LGBT CANDIDATES TO SENATE-CONFIRMED POSITIONS in the first 100 days of an Administration…

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2009 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to turn back discrimination and prejudice everywhere it exists.” (whitehouse.gov)

When the boot was on the other foot, something ugly happened.

A decade ago, almost nobody was supportive of gay marriage. Even gay rights group Stonewall wasn’t in favour. Now it’s a central tenet of modern liberalism. To fail the gay marriage test – only years after almost everybody failed it – is to put yourself beyond the pale.

The most recent tripwire addition, and most toxic of all of them, is the trans issue. It affects the fewest number of people, but is nevertheless fought over with an almost unequalled ferocity and rage… mothers and fathers who voice concerns that ten years ago would have been considered common sense have their fitness to be parents questioned. People who will not concede that men can be women (and vice versa) can amazingly now expect a knock on the door from police.

Everyone knows what they will be called if their foot nicks against society’s new tripwires. Bigot, homophobe, sexist, misogynist, racist and transphobe are for starters. To avoid these accusations, citizens must prove their commitment to fashionable causes.

How might somebody demonstrate virtue in this new world?

By being ‘anti-racist’, clearly. By being an ‘ally’ to LGBT people, obviously. By stressing how ardent your desire is to bring down the patriarchy.” (dailymail.co.uk)

Here are a few articles showing the confusion in today’s world:

Yuri Bezmenov, a former KGB agent, warns America:

“History shows us how great empires like Rome fell, not because they could be beaten militarily, but because they could collapse from within. When the population of that country fails to unify under a single culture, that nation’s flag, only social unrest will result. All the enemies of that nation have to do is instigate protests and influence the media to lie to the people and just watch an independent republic melt away.” (12160.info)

USA: The 2020 Campaign

“The machinations of an illiberal left, on display in its ever-increasing violence accompanied by the ululations of a propagandist media in contravention of an imaginary ‘white supremacist’ right, have riven the nation into diametrically opposed camps. The right will never accept socialism, while the left will accept nothing less.(americanthinker.com)

Britain is Broken

“A poll has revealed how Britons feel about the systems they live under, with a sobering report revealing the majority feel that society is broken, the economy is rigged in favour of serving the rich and powerful, and traditional parties do not care about people like them. As well as the rising sense of loneliness and purposelessness, the British Social Attitudes survey revealed in July 2019 that profession of a Christian faith is at an all-time low in the country.(breitbart.com)

Britain is angrier and more violent than ever

“Tory MEP Daniel Hannan has launched a scathing attack on colleagues at Westminster, claiming their ‘repeated failure’ to deliver Brexit was triggering an unprecedented crisis in UK politics. ‘It’s about whether we remain a democracy in the fullest sense. Our system depends on unwritten conventions and precedents. We expect winners to show restraint and losers to show consent. We expect our officials - including judges, civil servants and, not least, the Commons Speaker – to be impartial. We expect the electorate to be the final umpire.” (express.co.uk)

Middle East ready to Explode

“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning that Israel has ‘no other choice’ other than to invade Gaza in order to overthrow the Hamas regime in power there. In fact, the Jerusalem Post is reporting that on Friday Netanyahu said that war ‘could happen at any moment’. Both sides have been preparing for this war for a very long time, and the death and destruction will be immense.” (theeconomiccollapseblog.com)

Saudi Arabia: ‘Pearl Harbor’ Moment

“For many of the national security teams that monitor threats on the US, the apparent drone strike Saturday on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil production facilities was the realization of their worst fears. Based on early reports, multiple relatively inexpensive drone devices were able to pierce Saudi defenses in a way that a traditional air force could not: flying long distances to drop potent bombs that apparently set vast portions of the Saudi petroleum infrastructure ablaze. The implication of Saturday’s attacks are enormous, Price said.” (finance.yahoo.com)

Fake News

“Nearly all Americans are ‘troubled’ by the state of the media, according to a new study from boutique PR agency, Bospar, in collaboration with Propeller Insights. The survey of 1,010 American adults found that more than 95% are troubled by the current state of media, with 53% citing ‘reports on fake news,’ 49% citing ‘reporting gossip,’ and 48% citing ‘lying spokespeople,’ as the key causes. ‘The media loves to pretend they’re unbiased, but that couldn’t be further from the truth,’ an email promoting the survey read. ‘Liberal propaganda machines have used every possible tactic to slander, undermine, and insult the President as he fights to put America First’.” (thewrap.com)

Teens are anxious and depressed after three hours a day on social media

“A study published today in the journal JAMA Psychiatry suggests that teenagers who spend more than three hours a day on social media are more likely to develop mental health problems including depression, anxiety, aggression, and antisocial behaviour. The latter were essentially nonexistent among teens who reported that they didn’t use social media.” (technologyreview.com)

USA: Consumers Continue To Pile Up Debt

“We haven’t seen survey results like this since just before the last recession. Right now, 60 percent of Americans believe that a recession is ‘very or somewhat likely in the next year’, and the reason why that figure is so high is because there is already a tremendous amount of evidence that the economy is slowing down all around us. But at the same time, US consumers continue to pile up more debt at a frightening pace. If a severe economic downturn really is coming, the smart thing to do would be to get out of credit card debt.” (theeconomiccollapseblog.com)

Americans Are Afraid Of Going To The Hospital…

“Once upon a time, the primary mission of our hospitals was to help people, but today they have become vicious financial predators…if an emergency happens there is no choice… we discover that they have charged us 30 dollars for a single aspirin or ‘$2,000 for a $20 feeding tube’. It is a giant scam, but they have been getting away with it for decades, and so they just keep on doing it. Over the past six years, the University of Virginia Health System has sued 36,000 patients…” (endoftheamericandream.com)

Mass Shootings: The Problem - An Absence Of Morality

“Following introductions, Perkins stated that ‘at some point, we have to realize that as a nation, we have a problem, and the problem is not the absence of laws, it’s an absence of morality. We’ve driven religion from our public life, and we’re shocked that we no longer have morality and we no longer value human life’.(stationgossip.com)

The BBC teaches children that there are ‘100 genders’

“‘What are the different gender identities?’ asks a little boy in one of the nine new BBC Teach films put out to support the personal, social and health education (PSHE) curriculum in schools – to which his head teacher replies: ‘That’s a really, really exciting question…’

Actually, it’s not. And the answer is still less exciting. Which is perhaps why rather than give the boy a bald, biological and distinctly boring fact – ‘two’ – the video cuts to a Relationships and Sex Education teacher, hopped-up on her own gaping-mindedness:

‘You know, there are so many gender identities,’ she enthuses. ‘We know that we have got male and female, but there are over 100, if not more, gender identities now’.(telegraph.co.uk)

The Trans Question

“‘Doctors don’t have evidence that the treatment will be the right one,’ he told the outlet during a phone interview. ‘Many people are doing what amounts to an experiment on these young people without telling them it’s an experiment.’ ‘You need evidence for that, and this is a very serious treatment,’ McHugh, professor and psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins University, added. ‘It is comparable to doing frontal lobotomies’.(stationgossip.com)

‘Gendered’ language can lead to violence or murder

“NHS bosses have warned nursery staff against referring to ‘boys and girls’ – saying ‘gendered’ language can lead to violence or murder. The guidelines from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are part of a pilot project aimed at creating ‘gender friendly nurseries’. However, last night Piers Shepherd of the Family Education Trust criticised the move, saying: ‘Parts of this have a very authoritarian tone such as challenging parents if they use the wrong terms. Talking about violence ending in murder is very extreme. There seems to be a thought-policing attitude’.(madnesshub.com)

Academics push to normalize paedophilia

“The push by mainstream media and leftist academics to normalize pedophilia as an acceptable sexual identity appears to be reaching a new level of intensity… The twisted lesson asks students to share their opinions on the notion of pedophilia as a sexual orientation. It should go without saying that it simply shouldn’t be regarded as an acceptable or fundamental orientation by anyone in American society.” (12160.info)

The list of headlines seems endless:

Parents Irate over Forced Elementary Gender Identity Curriculum…

Eating Humans to ‘Save the Planet’…

Doctor forbidden to practice after telling patient ‘a fetus is a human’…

It’s ‘Incendiary’ to Believe in Two Genders…

Satanic Temple head: ‘More than 50% of our membership is LGBTQ’…

California’s homeless crisis engulfs its capital…

Children as young as 3 could soon get sex change advice…

Women push for gender equality…

Heterosexuality Is Just Not Working…

What is amazing is that all these news articles were taken from just the last 4 weeks' news events!

Chaos and Confusion!

The Message From God’s End Time Apostle:

We are to come out of this world and no longer be part of it, brethren.

I don’t think we get that!

Now get this: I don’t think you fully understand that!

II Corinthians 6:17-18 ‘ Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, And will be a Father unto you, and you shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Now let’s get our bearings and understand the PURPOSE of the Church – its function.(The Good News – December 4, 1978)

He says that we are a separate and a peculiar people, different from the rest of the world. We are a holy nation of people in the Church, different from the rest of the world. We are coming out; and we are being taught in school, you might say, and in Church with the True Gospel and God’s Way of Life to teach the whole world in the Millennium (just like the apostles were called out first for three and a half years to teach the Church).

I want you to understand that.(Sermon - October 17, 1981)

Let’s All Focus On The Future – And Have A Great Feast!

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