Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Sarah & Bryce's Texas Wedding


We met both Sarah and Bryce the day that they met, at WCWC 2005

Three years later, Bryce proposed while they were on the

Faith and Freedom Tour of Scotland last June.

Melody trembles with delight whenever she reminds us

that his proposal was in the Royal Gardens at Edinburgh.

Giving His Eldest
I can't remember Sarah's dad without a smile.

Parents' Dedication Prayer


Joyful Parents

A covenant before God and these witnesses

And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,

So shall your God rejoice over you. -- Isaiah 62:5



Our friend Renee, of Montana maiden


Art


Bryce with filmmaker and father of seven, Colin Gunn


Reunion

Delight

With Sarah's Brothers

Reunion II
Photos, courtesy of Peter Serven

Monday, June 29, 2009

Satan Comes to Steal, Kill and Destroy

by Melody Seppi

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~~~~~~I called in on The American View talk show this morning with Christina Paige of NAREL, an abortion PR person. Here are some thoughts:

In Scripture, debt is described as a curse and children as blessings, and yet today our culture applies for curses and rejects blessings. As a matter of fact in Old Testament law if a pregnant lady was attacked and her baby died, the murderer was put to death. A baby is a person whether 80 years or 2 years, or 2 months or 2 weeks. It doesn’t matter how big or small, old or young, they are a person.

Caroll Everett, a former abortion clinic owner, said when they went into schools to teach sex education, they knew the pregnancy rate would rise, and she said “that was actually our goal.”

You can teach them about abstinence. Abortion is murder, however you look at it. The promiscuous shouldn’t be doing that! It’s immoral! It’s against God’s law.

Mrs. Dugger told about taking oral contraceptive when she was pregnant which caused her to have a miscarriage. Sterilization is preventing the blessings of God. What is wrong with this picture? But if you get pregnant and you take birth control the baby dies. After conception it is a baby.

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For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!

Psalm 139:13-17

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The Horns & the Beast From the Sea

by Lance Seppi

Revelation was written to seven specific churches in Asia Minor: a faithful persecuted bride and also a prostituted church which was in apostasy.

In Rev. 13 are two beasts, a land beast and sea beast. The sea beast is the Roman armies that appear to rise out of the sea. As they look toward the Mediterranean Sea from Israel, and see the Roman Armies coming toward them, it would look like a beast rising out of the sea.

And then you have the land beasts. I believe that the land beast is the Judiasers and the Herods. It is also known as the little horn in Daniel’s prophecy. In Daniel’s prophecy, he has a big horn and a little horn.

The BIG horns would be the Cesars, the Neros, these are these: Julias Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian. Those were the Cesars.

The land beasts working with the Cesars, were the little horns, the Herods:

A. The first King Herod put to death the boys under two years-old after Jesus was born.

B. The next Herod beheaded John the Baptist

C. Another Herod oversaw the trial and crucifixion of Jesus.

D. We have another Herod in the book of Acts, who killed James, the brother of John, and attempts to seize Peter. He was later eaten by worms because he did not give glory to God. Those, I believe are the little horns, the sea beasts working with the Judiazers to destroy the Church. Together they worked to destroy the Christians.

In the end the beast that rises up out of the sea destroys them. In the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70, Jerusalem was surrounded and hemmed in on every side. Roman armies leveled the entire city of Jerusalem and its walls to the ground with everybody starving in it.

In Rev 13:1-4 This is talking specifically of a person, Nero, who dressed as a lion, went into the coliseum and attack Christians. All the world marveled. He also kills himself with his own sword. Nero did that.

Four Cesars died in one year: Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius. They were killing each other. People thought Rome was falling apart. It looked like Rome was dead. Here you have a mortal wound which healed. Then, all of a sudden Vespasian rises up and takes over. That is the mortal wound being healed.

No amount of understanding could you have calculated him as a 21st century person. This was specifically written to a persecuted people prior to AD 70 probably in AD 65. We know Nero was one of the kings because it says that five kings have fallen and one is and the other is not yet come. We know for sure that it was written during the reign of Nero. Therefore Revelation was written prior to the fall of Jerusalem which occurred in AD 70.

The 666 has nothing to do with a bar code or a computer chip. Each Hebrew letter has a correlating number. When you add up the numerical value of Nero Kaiser’s name, spelled in Hebrew, you get a total of 666. [See The Last Days According to Jesus, p188.]

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Jonathan Charles McCormack 09/06/91 - 05/17/09

by Regina Seppi

Jonathan was the son of Apologia Book Shoppe owner, Jeff McCormack. We were saddened to receive their e-mail ad about a week ago, with news of their son's death. This is a special grief because of how simple the problem started out as: an unknown allergy to wheat and dairy. Drs. prescribed rich weight gain diets and he ate a lot, but could not gain. Finally an NYC specialist discovered the problem. But it was too late.


After the use of antibiotics for a wisdom tooth infection three years ago, Dinah had a hard time getting better. But for the grace of God and the ministry of Dr. Casey, we could be in their shoes.


People in this fragile condition cannot handle a lot of rich food. They have to rebuild slowly. But with appropriate medical advice, and God's healing, they can overcome allergies.


Invaluable Sources:

Garden of Life probiotic:

http://www.gardenoflife.com/ProductsforLife/SUPPLEMENTS/DigestiveHealth/PrimalDefense/tabid/638/Default.aspx


Dr. Casey's site:

http://www.healthrestorationranch.com/index.html


Read Jonathan's story here:
http://exploringfortruth.blogspot.com/2009/05/jonathan-charles-mccormack-090691.html

Doug Phillips said Rush is the greatest theologian of the last century.

“Pietistic, amillennial, and premillennial efforts lead invariably to a retreat from the world into a convent-type church which is made into a place of refuge from the world rather than a place of preparation for battle.”

~R. J. Rushdoony, God’s Plan for Victory.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Cap & Trade Bill

Nuclear Power is where we should be putting our efforts.

Man-Made Drought in California

Your government is flushing farm water to the sea. Representative Devin Nunes contends for us, standing for sanity in Washington DC. Enviro groups fight for the water for 2" minnows. It is a religious issue. What GOD do we serve - the creation or the Creator? Rom. 1:25

John McArthur along with other pastor writers in a book, God, the Government and the Gospel, in a chapter - God's Carbon Footprint, the writers say Christians have no ecological responsibility.

We believe that this is wrong. When Christians abdicate our responsibility, the pagans get our authority by default. If we surrender to the enemy, we are aiding and abetting the enemy. posted by Lance

Man-Made Drought in California

Man-made droughts are world-wide

a normal part of Communist tradition & tactics.

A district court judge ruled to save the water for the fish in the delta at the expense of farming in our valley which is the engine of the nation. We are taking the breadbasket of the world and starving it to save 2” fish, the Delta Smelt, declared by environmentalists to be endangered. We are thankful that our Representative Devin Nunes is standing for water for our valley. Our bee business is at risk. ~Lance

Thursday, June 25, 2009

S 787 "Clean Water Restoration Act

Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) introduced S. 787 on April 2, 2009. The bill, known as the Clean Water Restoration Act, would redefine the government’s control over water. The bill is currently in the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and already carries 24 cosponsors. S. 787 would federalize virtually every water deposit in the nation and therefore threaten both private property rights and states' rights.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court???

Sonia is on the National Council of La Raza is subsidized with your taxes to promote its radical views. They advocate AZTLAN, the separation of several southwestern states from the rest of America as a Hispanic-only homeland. Aztlan is the mythical birthplace of the Aztecs. In Chicano folklore, Aztlan includes California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and parts of Colorado and Texas.

They demand open borders, unfettered immigration and citizenship, billions of dollars for bilingual education, health care, housing, job and wage guarantees and anti-discrimination protection.

She made an extravagant case for Puerto Rican statehood based on her affirmative action plan. She urges special rights for her ancestral homeland and argues that US pay for the right to regulate Puerto Rico.

Sonia undercuts constitutionally guaranteed property rights, forcing land be turned over to a private developer.

Sonia would kill the death penalty. She listed eight arguments against it.

Sonia says convicted murderers should have voting rights while imprisoned. Sotomayor is a racist. Her dissenting opinion in Hayden v. Pataki is an example of taking racial grievance-mongering to absurd depths.

She opposes the death penalty for Puerto Rican killers.

She is pro-ROE. In six prominent court cases she supported abortion, even late-term abortion. Sonia wants to liberalize authority of legal service lawyers for pro-abortion lawsuits.

Sonia rules for fish and felons. Fish outweigh people on her scales of justice.

This information

I have gleaned from

Howard Phillips

Issues and Strategy Bulletin

Please urge your senator to

vote NO on Obama's nominee.

Oppose Sotomayor's confirmation.

Sincerity? Glenn Beck Can Fake That

During the 2008 presidential campaign, Fox News blatherskite Glenn Beck (who at the time was with CNN) traduced Ron Paul and his supporters as potential domestic terrorists.

He later featured Dr. Paul in several interviews and treated him respectfully, going so far as to compliment him on his principled and prescient economic views — while pointedly condemning his lack of zeal for murdering Muslims.

Posted by William Grigg on June 24, 2009 12:17 AM

http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/date/2009/06

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cap & Trade Bill

This bill would lead to increased expenses for American households of thousands of dollars per year. A recent Congressional Budget Office report estimated that the cost per household would be as little as $175 per year. However, the Heritage Foundation has responded with “CBO Grossly Underestimates Costs of Cap and Trade,” in which they point out that the CBO study assumes nearly 100% of the increased costs for businesses will be rebated to consumers by the federal government (when has this ever happened?) and omits consideration of negative impacts on the economy of thousands of dollars per household per year. Bottom line, don’t rely on the CBO report to be an accurate forecast of the additional costs you’ll be paying each year due to this cap and trade bill. For additional analysis of the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill, see "The Waxman-Markey Global Warming Bill: Is the Economic Pain Justified by the Environmental Gain?"


“[U]nder my plan of a cap and trade system,

electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.”

-- Barack Obama (click to see video of this statement)

Congress should NOT pass a cap-and-trade bill.

The whole reason for existence of the expensive cap and trade scheme in H.R. 2454

is based on the global warming myth that man’s activities

are producing significant temperature increases.

Take a cold bath in reality by reading "A Cooling Trend Toward Global Warming."

http://www.jbs.org/freedom-campaign/5033

Send pre written letter to your congressman.

You may change wording.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

International Bailout Brings Us Closer to Economic Collapse


“Last week Congress passed the war supplemental appropriations bill. In an affront to all those who thought they voted for a peace candidate, the current president will be sending another $106 billion we don’t have to continue the bloodshed in Afghanistan and Iraq, withOUT a hint of a plan to bring our troops home."


~Ron Paul



http://www.house.gov/paul/index.shtml

"People become dangerous when too many see through

the illusions which hold society together."

~John Taylor Gatto, Author of best-selling Dumbing Us Down,

and New York "Best Teacher of the Year"

No Short-Cuts to Liberty

by Regina Seppi

"Our society makes adolescence a legitimate form of insanity. We have come to associate adolescence with rebelliousness and emotionalism, and we consider this to be naturally a time of stress in a person’s life. But this is not true of every culture, nor was it once true of our own. Adolescence has often been in history a particularly proud and happy age, the time of maturity. It is a mentally sick and spiritually sinful adolescence that wants independence while being subsidized by the parents...

"Socialism is simply a social order which attempts to take over the functions of the family and provide cradle-to-grave security which is the function of the family. In order to have socialism, there must be a population of spoiled children who want a great father who can provide them with more than their parents can, take their parents off their hands, and protect them from the necessity of growing up. Whenever and wherever the family breaks down, socialism results as the substitute for the family. But socialism destroys itself, because is cannot truly replace the family, and, unless the family re-establishes its godly order, the result is chaos. There are no short-cuts to liberty and maturity. The godly family is basic to a free country."

[excerpted from RJ Rushdoony, Law & Liberty (Vallecito, CA:Ross House Books, 1984), 103-07.]

Health

God laid down specific health rules, that can, if followed contribute to our sense of well-being.

Yet, diet should not come between us as Christians. Unity is important. Peter's "Kill and eat" unclean meats vision was not about meat as much as it was about accepting people. God was sending Peter to Cornelius and to the Gentile world with the Gospel.

Lauren Bleser's Daisys

won first place in last week's competition!

Lauren loves the movie

Faith Like Potatoes

Saturday, June 20, 2009

28th Anniversary

David discovered my card to him this morning. We shared in the delight of our 28th anniversary today. He went out with the “boys” and Dinah to make divides and add new queens. I realize I never bought an anniversary card. It was a Father's Day card! No problem, he treasured my thanking him for some of his many great qualities.



I reached my goal of climbing the staircase 70 times.


Yes, we are blessed with family and dear friends.


This has been a sweet cheery day.


Thank You!!


David & Esther

"Anita's Heart" sang by Fernando Ortega


She tells you how, her canyon walks,

can ease a mother’s fear.
The trails and big groves, comfort her,
she feels close to God, out there.

But that's just how, she makes it through;

she's given up a lot inside.
And even in those spreading trees
she'll still break down and cry.

She's praying again her daughter

will land with both feet on the ground.
Nobody knows which way she'll go,

or if she'll ever come around.
Maybe this time she'll finally find

the pieces that have come apart.
And there'll be no more breaking,

no more breaking either heart.

She carries around a photograph

of her beautiful, coltish girl.
In a big white skirt, her head tossed back,
a free spirit in this world.

You want to forget all that she's done,

and all she's compromised.
You can close your eyes and believe that now,
she's the same girl in disguise.

She's praying again her daughter will land

with both feet on the ground.
Nobody knows which way she'll go,

or if she'll ever come around.
Maybe this time she'll finally find

the pieces that have come apart.
And there'll be no more breaking,

no more breaking either heart.

Her mother’s heart, wide as the sea,
would rock her back on a rising tide.
She cradles the memory, then lets it go,
she has to leave the girl behind.

She's praying again her daughter

will land with both feet on the ground.
Nobody knows which way she'll go,

or if she'll ever come around.
Maybe this time she'll finally find

the pieces that have come apart.
And there'll be no more breaking,

there'll be no more breaking,
there'll be no more breaking,

no more breaking either heart.


What Hath Darwin Wrought?



Britain’s Totalitarian Scientist Class Throws a Party

In Britain, police are bracing for the summer riots. The year 2009 has become the year of runaway unemployment, social chaos, and cultural confusion. The authorities expect the summer riots to get ugly.

British citizens were supposed to be happy in 2009. They are not.[1] This is an awkward disappointment for Britain’s social engineers, who had engineered a full year of celebratory splendor to honor a favorite son. 2009 was to have been the year of triumph for Charles Darwin — the greatest social engineer of them all.

Read more:

http://www.visionforumministries.org/issues/news_and_reports/what_hath_darwin_wrought.aspx


The Woman in Revelation 12:6


The beginning verses in Revelation as well as the ending verses tell the hearers that these things are shortly to take place. Revelation must be understood in it's time texts repeated throughout the book: near, shortly, quickly, at hand. Revelation is not a book in our future, Rev. chapters 1-19 took place in our past. Yes it is written for us, but it was written to them, to those who were about to flee Jerusalem and be saved from the holocaust in AD70.

The last of Revelation, white throne judgment, is in the future.


The woman in Rev. 12:6 is true Israel, who gave birth to the messiah. She fled to the wilderness.


The dragon is spewing false doctrine and heresies. The church under Paul's leadership resisted the false doctrines while other Jews drank them up.


http://www.americanvision.com/


A dynamic video is The Beast of Revelation.


Two good books are Before Jerusalem Fell by Ken Gentry,


And The Handwriting on the Wall,

a Commentary on the Book of Daniel by James B. Jordan.


Revelation Made Easy by Ken Gentry

Available from American Vision

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Incredible Scofield in his reference bible


reinterpreted the Bible and transformed Christian theology in America from a victorious optimistic gospel to a dispensational perspective. No longer good Bereans, people read the Bible through his notes. We use to read one bible in its whole, now we read it chopped into two, separating the old covenant as if it were not necessary.

It gave birth to the 20th Century idea of two peoples of God; the Church and Israel. We are saved by faith, not by blood line! The Church in Acts was predominantly a Jewish Church and grafted in to it were the gentiles. The Church has not recovered from his hopeless theology of defeat, retreat and compromise. God shows personal favoritism to no man.

Cyrus Ingerson Scofield walked out on his poor faithful wife and daughters to fin for themselves, because she was Catholic and he was writing his “notes.”

“But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” 1Timothy 5:8

He buddied up to some of the bloodiest "Redleggers" in the Civil War.

See

"The Incredible Scofield," by Joseph Canfield

and http://www.americanvision.org/article/the-importance-of-psalm-110/

by Lance Seppi

Veritas Liberabit Vos

by Esther Seppi

Idolatry is when something or someone is more significant to you than God, when we care more about what they think than what God thinks.

When we grumble about circumstances or refuse to give thanks to God for people in their weakness, regardless of how inconvenient or hurtful, declares our unbelief in Jesus’ lordship and sets us in opposition to His sovereign Word.

The moment we look to a person to make us happy, we give him the power to make us miserable. Consequently, we can’t love him.

Here's a song about idolizing one man. He isn't God.

http://www.gracefamilybaptist.net/GFBC_/Home.html

In any church setting, the elder can become an idol. When churches are rejected, this idolatry may turn to the father, mother or child in the home who may usurp God's place. This too is Humanism.

Truth is NOT just believing whatever you want to believe. You can know the truth. She will set you free. Seek her with all your heart and you shall find. Christians are to be good Bereans.

Who needs soap operas? If you want some drama in your life, all you need is a few friends and relatives! What do we do about church discipline for those who are "Christians?"

The wounding of the pride of man can pave the way for true conversion and healing. It puts the soul in touch with reality.

Some have suffered the delusion which comes to many who were exposed to an evangelistic method some call "decisionism." Once one thinks he "has it," why would he ever come to a pint of questioning sincerely if his faith is genuine?

We know a husband that shows obvious signs of ancestor worship for his parents while demonstrating extreme contempt and hostility for hers. There is a need for repentance involving confession and conversion.

I climbed up the steps 65 times, 3 times around the house and garage, petitioning God that His will be done.

"But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable,
murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars
shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone,
which is the second death."
Revelation 21:8
For the wages of sin is death,
but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:23

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Standing for God, Family and Freedom

Are you worried about the future of our country?

What can one man do?

Look what the Obama administration has done in its short time in office:

- Massive bailouts
- Takeovers in the auto industry
- Moves to implement socialized medicine
- More power to the FED

The United States of America will be irrevocably changed if like-minded Americans don't work together to man the defenses against the rise of big government.

But what can you do?

For one, join as a FREE member online at JBS.org.

As a free online member of The John Birch Society, you get:

- Your own profile page
- Access to our forum to keep up to date with legislative bills
- Alerts on timely issues to take action
- Access to join local groups to better organize
- Share photos of successful activities
- Share best practices and ideas as a community blogger
- Keep up-to-date with microblogging

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

William Locksley Niednagel is, as you can see, doing just splendidly :-)

http://niednagel.com/blog.htm
One of Our Favorite Blogs
You're Sure to Enjoy

George Muller

said that those expecting the Gospel of Christ to Christianize the nations are not serving the Lord. Muller led in changing the goal of missionary endeavours from Christianizing the world's nations to simply "soul saving." He was convinced that it was unscriptural to hope that the gospel message could bring about godly social change. The result of this teaching was that multitudes of Chinese Christians who were trained to expect an immanent "rapture," were tortured and slaughtered.

Muller's ideas impacted Hudson Taylor and China Inland Mission contributing to a neutralized, powerless gospel which helped China fall to Communism, therefore resulting in the currant limit of children and forced abortions there. Many who did NOT follow his teaching fled and were saved.

Jesus commanded us to disciple the nations, teaching them all things He commanded us. This wrong thinking tears out much of the teaching of God's word.

See Ovid E Need Jr.'s book, Death of the Church Victorious, pgs. 195-199.

George Muller served the Lord rescuing orphans. God is concerned for the fatherless and his work there was great, yet Muller's error in theology is destructive, even now.

I highly recommend, The Greatest Century of Missions by Peter Hammond. It is a thrilling book of missionaries who discipled nations, setting them free from spiritual and physical bondage of paganism like William Carey ending suti "honorable sacred widow burning,"
outlawing infanticide, and ending the slave trade.

William Carey said, "He must reign until Satan has not an inch of territory."

Missionaries went out in the 19th Century to disciple the nations, and they did. Today we believe in snatching a few embers from the fire and that is what we accomplish. We are called by God to be culture builders.

Psalm 22:27-28 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you. For the kingdom is the LORD'S and He rules over the nations.

America use to send missionaries to save nations, now we send armies as if we believe in salvation by force and violence.

The Bible is pro-peace, not pro-Palestine. Jesus is not a racist, nor a land broker. The kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ. It is now imperative to understand that the Holy Land is now the whole earth.

This will NOT be achieved by American foreign aide, bailouts or armies.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Treaty of Tripoli & George Washington

Obama quoted from the Treaty of Tripoli in 1797, article 11, "the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion."

John Eidsmoe's book, Christianity and the Constitution tells us that some erroneously claim this shows Washington was a deist. Yet there is evidence that article 11 may not have been part of the treaty since Article 11 of the Barlow translation with its famous phrase, "the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion," does not exist at all. There is no Article 11.

The treaty never reached the president’s desk till John Adams who was the actual signer. A new treaty made with Tripoli in April 17, 1806 does NOT include this phrase.



George Washington referred to Jesus Christ as “The divine author of our blessed religion."

"Every officer and man will endeavor so to live, and act, as becomes a Christian soldier defending the dearest rights and liberties of his country."

"Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society."

To the Delaware chiefs Washington said, “You will do well to learn our ways of life and above all, the religion of Jesus Christ."


~Lance