Know the Heart by Their Fruit

Look for the results of a person’s labors to know their heart. Do they spread hate and harm, or peace and love? The results of their actions, not their words will show you what is in their heart.

Matthew 7:16-20

Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

Adding Peace

I had to add “peace” to my computer’s dictionary, today.

I typed the word “peace”, and the computer flagged it as a misspelled word. I found that surprising, so double-checked and then triple-checked my spelling. I spelled peace correctly.

With all the hate and vitriol in this world these days, it shouldn’t surprise me that my computer’s dictionary lacks “peace.” So, I added “peace” to my computer’s dictionary. Not much, but I did something to promote peace in this hate-filled world.

Types of Prepping

Every time I start talking of disaster and collapse scenarios that are possible, my wife buys extra ice cream. If I mention we are in the final stages of the “Everything Bubble.” More ice cream appears in the fridge. If I rant about how we’re following the paths of Venezuela, Greece, and Cuba, more ice cream appears in the fridge. And if I mention the organized crime taking over our courts, border cities, and government, she buys more ice cream.

It sounds funny when it’s ice cream, but many preppers—especially fledgling preppers—take a similar approach to their preps.

Continue reading “Types of Prepping”

Chinese Pastor’s Last Sermon

Originally from: http://www.chinapartnership.org/blog/2018/12/my-declaration-of-faithful-disobedience

Editor’s note: Over 100 members of Early Rain Covenant Church in Chengdu, China, were arrested beginning Sunday, December 9. At the time of publication of this translation, arrests are still being made. Among those taken away were Pastor Wang Yi, senior pastor of Early Rain, and his wife, Jiang Rong, who have not been heard from since Sunday.

Foreseeing this circumstance, Pastor Wang Yi wrote the declaration below to be published by his church should he be detained for more than 48 hours. In it he explains the meaning and necessity of faithful disobedience, how it is distinct from political activism or civil disobedience, and how Christians should carry it out. We thank Brent Pinkall and Amy Cheung for their contributions in translating this letter.

On the basis of the teachings of the Bible and the mission of the gospel, I respect the authorities God has established in China. For God deposes kings and raises up kings. This is why I submit to the historical and institutional arrangements of God in China.

Continue reading “Chinese Pastor’s Last Sermon”

Hacked

Any website can be hacked. Any honest security expert will tell you that. If you care about information from a website, you’d better back it up or print it out. Contrary to popular belief, the Internet is NOT forever.

I had one of my sites hacked by a script kiddie, recently. They were one of these immature types that sees free things given to society and instantly thinks, “I could deface that.” Really, they aren’t any more mature than taggers with their cans of spray paint. You can only back things up and hope the perps mature before karma comes around.

Evil in our Nation

Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a US Supreme Court justice. It is a great day when someone that is in tune to the strengths of our laws takes a place on that court.

Unfortunately, the evil ones in our country are gaining power and strength. They call openly for his assassination with no consequences. They purger themselves making up lies about him. They have him removed from his teaching job, to prevent truth from infecting students.

In the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh, the evil ones attempted the use of a secret combination that is now so common it has a name–Moving the Goalposts. Moving the Goalposts is a trick used by corrupt lawyers and politicians. A known false accusation is made against the victim. An onerous inquiry is demanded. Then the results of the inquiry are used to accuse the victim of some other lesser crime.

I fear that if it were not for the few good people left in our country, our country would be wiped from the face of the Earth, just as Rome was.

Oceans Rising

For the past couple of years, we’ve been inundated with stories about how we are all going to die from global climate change and the rising oceans if we don’t implement lots of government rules, regulations, laws,  and of course, trillions of dollars in new taxes.

Liberals claim that the ocean has risen 1/10 of an inch, or about the thickness of one fingernail. Then they point to the fact that many sandbars have sank into the ocean–you can’t make this stuff up–so we are all going to die.

I speak about smell tests a lot, and this one doesn’t even come close to passing the smell test.

Scientists claim the ocean levels were hundreds of feet lower than now about 15,000 years ago during the last ice age, but we aren’t dead from climate change. The ocean tides are anywhere from 3-feet to 32-feet per day depending where you live, but we haven’t died from them. Rocky coasts haven’t sank into the ocean, only sandbars, while at the same time other sandbars are being created all over the world.

Liberals love claiming everyone that disagrees with them are close-minded, unintelligent, and uneducated.

*sigh*

43 EPA Scandals from the Obama Presidency

Pat Gray and Jeff Fisher had an interesting list of scandals ignored by the main news outlets over Obama’s EPA.

  1. Lethal experiments by EPA on unsuspecting subjects (Forbes Magazine)
  2. EPA illegally used social media to push its agenda
  3. The EPA’s Illegal deletion of 6000 text messages
  4. Articles of Impeachment  introduced against head of EPA
  5. Coverup of the Colorado mine incident that poisoned the Navaho Nation’s waters
  6. EPA put a known child molester in position to interact with the public
  7. Female head of the EPA provided hostile workplace for women
  8. Female head of the EPA failed to prevent the downloading of child porn by employees
  9. Head of EPA spent $600,000 on international travel
  10. EPA hid data that disagreed with their agendas

And the list goes on and on. Check out the video over at The Blaze.

MSM Smell Test

Some “facts” don’t pass the smell test. Meaning, if it smells like manure, then it probably is manure.

Many sources are claiming that Trump, … a man I’ve never liked, … hates immigrants. After all, Democrats love everyone, and Republicans hate everyone. That makes it easy to decide he hates immigrants.

But then there is that pesky smell test.

Trump’s immediate family is full of people born outside the USA. Trump married two immigrants, and his mother was an immigrant. That would make him AND his children first generation Americans. According to the news and the ill-informed, Trump must hate his wife, children and his mother. Oh, … and himself. I don’t think anyone could believe Trump hates himself.

The Trump-hates-immigrants line doesn’t pass the smell test. Some people, commenters, and news organizations seem to have been wading waste-deep in manure to produce that line.

I–like many people–surround myself with friends I agree with. That gives us more to talk about. And, it prevents arguments. However, when I know they are spouting “facts” that don’t pass the smell test, then I don’t use them as a source of information that I make my decisions based off of.