Tuesday, 26 March 2013

"From my cold dead hands", Carrey mocks freedom.

I don't know if you've seen the Jim Carrey "funny or die" spoof of Heston.

If you have I suggest a viewing of the Heston speech where he says it. If not watch today's (3/26/2013) episode of Alex Jones.

Anyway, from seeing the Carrey spoof, I can see a failing scheme to take the guns, this sort of thing WILL happen, kids will get shot, planes will fly into buildings - because they ain't got the guns yet. Of course when all else fails, they wheel a has-been comedian out to laugh the freedom lovers into derision.

It angers me, because I am British, and I care more about American freedom than most Americans - why should it be like this? Why are people so ignorant?! I know that if America falls Britain has had it. I know that Brits hate freedom, its in irrelevancy to us, we take tax upon tax, hyped up gas and electric prices, the corporatocracy has won here and we are now lap-dogs of the elites. But if America wins, maybe, just maybe we will rise up and RESIST and defeat these people, and institute the US constitution here - honestly, thats my dream for Britain, that it resemble the America of 1776.

But people don't want responsibility, they don't want self sufficiency. The government is a "convenient safety net" for the masses of sheeple who hate thought, who had decisions, and who want nothing more than to sit down in front of the TV with their kids to watch Coronation Street, ah bliss.

How does this relate to Jim Carrey. Well, he provides an easy escape for those Americans who hate thinking too much, ah yes Heston had a small penis, ah yes Heston was a red neck psychopath. "Well, there we go then, guns are for small-d*cked rednecks, we don't need them in our safe utopia. Thats what the cops are for right?", how evil of him to say "my cold dead hands", what a cold heart he must have had, he must of loved killing.

Thats how neutered our society is. It enrages me, and I'm glad it does, because I know, I have the truth. I can tell you this, Carrey said that Heston will not be in heaven because he loved guns and freedom (he obviously ignored the freedom part, but both go hand in hand). But I say this, Carrey will in fact be the one not going to heaven - because he hates freedom, and he just berated a christian, and mocked and belitted his character.

Of course, as Alex Jones has said on his show (yeah,I like Alex again now) They are scum - why are we letting them rule us?

Folks, you need to avoid this stuff, forget consensus and find truth! If you're going to start anywhere, start with the Bible, the simple, simple verse that shows the ignorance of the people - people who need to be awake:

"When people are saying, "Everything is peaceful and secure," then disaster will fall on them as suddenly as a pregnant woman's labor pains begin. And there will be no escape." 1 Thess 5:3

Wake up folks, having a gun gives you a freedom that those without don't have. The freedom is that suddenly YOU are the government. You are a threat to the government (not national security), and you need to be, every person needs to be. You need to distrust the government - they don't know best, they only care about themselves, what they can get. Read silent weapons for quiet wars, read it!

"It was agreed [by the elites] that a nation or world of people who do not use their intelligence are no better than animals who do not have intelligence. Such people are beasts of burden and steaks on the table by choice and CONSENT" - Behold a Pale Horse p 39.

The events we see are part of a war waged not only on the Americans, but on the whole world. We are nothing more than human batteries, who will be thrown away one day. Imagine the world as a laptop computer. We are the batteries, and the elites are the users, the screen is society, the elites use the keyboard and the cpu to control things, and the energy that we provide is tapped. One day that battery will be cast away, and a new one put in place. That new battery is being developed, and that battery is the New World Order, with human 2.0, much less of us, but souped up big time.

That was an on the spot analogy. the implication is this - we are being used, and manipulated. Law and Order is saying christians are psychopathic cultists who want a war against the government. Jim Carrey is saying that gun owners are child killers. Michael Moore says the people don't need guns, get a dog instead. Obama wants a ban of assault rifles (the biggest threat to a military incursion within the US would be assault rifles). Theres no actual logic here - an assault rifle wasn't used at Sandy Hook - it was found in the car outside - it wouldn't change anything, and the biggest killer in the US is ILLEGAL weapons, not the licensed ones currently owned by six-pack Joe.

Watch the speech..

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The gospel in 20 seconds

I saw somewhere a 1 minute sermon on facebook. It was some woman basically rapping.


Well it was gospel-less, sounded good but had no meat. Focused on worldly things. Well, as part of my reply - I decided to give the gospel (as all should). The gospel is simple, it is "good news", the good news is not worldly good news, so it doesn't speak to the unbeliever, only those whom God has chosen. For some people (including myself) its almost confusing, its a description, Its describing a series of events that occurred 2000 years ago, based upon prophecies of the God of an obscure middle eastern civilization. Why should it matter to us today? Yet it does! It stands the test of time.

The gospel brings peace, the gospel drives rich men to give away their wealth and become missionaries, it drives twenty year olds to make youtube channels and devote their times to theology and gospel preaching. It makes men stand before others and condemn their sin, risking injury and even worse for the sake of righteousness.

So why does the gospel affect people today? Divine providence. Even though it comes from the first century AD, it speaks to people at an innate level. People know they are missing something, but even more God makes them know they are missing something. But its beyond comprehension. I remember the times when I would sit there and contemplate and wonder about the universe and I felt empty. Because I felt alone, so alone. The gospel filled that. The gospel is the first step towards an eternal relationship, one that we may die for one day. One that many have before. Its pure love. That whilst we were sinners Christ died for us.

here below is the 20 second gospel:

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and reconciliation can only be found through Jesus Christ, Who lived as a man and never sinned, in his death he took our sins upon himself and suffered the very wrath of God, that we may be forgiven for all our sins: past, present and future, and he imputed (transferred) his righteousness to us. By his resurrection he proved himself to be the son of God, and showed that the promise of the coming resurrection is true - that we will indeed spend eternity living on a new heaven and a new earth! To receive this promise all we must do is believe on him - The Lord Jesus Christ! and believe his gospel.

Monday, 4 March 2013

The Bible Series, First Thought (conclusion)

I would have loved this to be the best bible series ever. Its something that I only recently discovered and as someone who is REALLY interested in biblical studies, theology, and faith in general, I really had high hopes for it. A 10 hour bible, with everything in it, is what I thought it would be.

I knew that there would dramatic licence in there, because some things in the bible are quite difficult to bring across for people to understand. Sadly this has gone for the easy option. Joel Osteen, charismatics, purpose-driven, seeker friendly nonsense - thats what this is. Its so bad that even the NY Times has slammed it describing it as the "greatly abridged version". I agree. Its so badly edited and written that great biblical heroes just seem like manipulators of people. Moses provides no proof to the Israelites, Abraham attempts to sacrifice his son on a whim, everyone seems to think these once great Biblical heroes are insane.

This will do nothing for the Christian cause, it will make us a mockery.

Everything seems over the top, Moses says things that don't fit his character. Instead of saying "do what is right" he says "trust in God". Abraham is a simpering psychotic, Jacob and Joseph don't exist in this universe. There's no wrestling with God, in fact he barely even has a voice in this miniseries. Will the prophets be mentioned? Or will they be pushed over very quickly?

The bible has lost its way already, 90 minutes in. There is no precedent for this sort of thing. But I fear that many people will watch this and think it accurate.

This IS going to be the start of the great apostasy. Its the precedent set for biblical inaccuracy. I bid that you watch it, and THINK, compare it to what you know. Make no concessions, if it is wrong it is wrong. This is the word of God when its handled without reverence. This is what the top 'Christian' leaders in America think of YOUR BIBLE.

The Bible Series: First Thoughts (2)

Part 2 of my analysis, and showing of discontent with this new heretical bible series. Currently at 36 and a half minutes of 1 hour 25.

1. Isaac is about to be sacrificed to God. Off he goes, after Sarah has just said "when you grow up and have children" just setting the mood at how horrific God is to ask such a thing. Sarah has no idea what is to happen.

2. The main crux of the whole thing is supposed to be Abraham's faith in God. Abraham knew that Isaac would be resurrected or maybe not even die, because of God's promise to him that HIS son would give him numerous descendants. He knew it wouldn't be through Ishmael because God had promised Isaac to him (1 year and I will come back to you and give you a son)- not Ishmael. He knew the line would come through Isaac. Lets also not forget that God says "take your only son". Otherwise what a waste, this just seems to miss all that out. Again, this is an interpretation, and a weak one at that

3. We aren't told what mountain these guys are going to. The mountain of course is the one where the temple will be built. Jerusalem!

4. Abraham's contempt for God "The Lord will provide a sacrifice my son" grrrr, is that normal?
Sarah's ridiculous "did they not take a lamb?" starts freaking out. Come onnnn. Would you immediately think "Oh he must be about to sacrifice our son" - that crazy christian. Then again, considering how Abraham has been portrayed, I suppose you would think that.

5. So Abraham has now started to be like, really aggressive with Isaac, as the bible says he was. No, the bible says he bound him and laid him on the altar. Of course, Abraham is the only one with any faith in this God, as the series shows, everyone thinks hes insane, in fact, he even acts insane. Because theres no proof of this God is there. If the world was as this series says it was, there would be no Judaism. Here we have Sarah rushing to stop him, just as the bible says. The bible says "region of Moriah" this would have been days away from where they were. Otherwise God would have said "Take Isaac up that mountain just there and sacrifice him to me". He doesn't say that does he. Stupid show.

Why does Abraham say forgive me? He's not sinning, hes serving God the creator of the universe, God asked this, therefore it is totally right for him to do. He doesn't need forgiveness. Flaming idiot writers. They obviously don't know God. I'm sorry, but they don't. God is just some voice in your head to these guys. The utter vileness I'm witnessing, How anyone could watch this and promote it afterwards is beyond me. If this is what christians believe nowadays, Then we are in the times of apostasy.

6.Again little biblical inaccuracies like Abrahams hand not being stayed, and God no longer saying "Do not harm the boy", God appearing as a hooded figure (where Satan also is - a kind of duality).

But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”

See how missing that out demolishes a type that is to come, namely Jesus? Instead a lamb, and a blubbing Abraham is what the unwashed masses receive.

7. Is it me or how would Sarah actually know Abraham was going to sacrifice Isaac? He could have given a drink offering, or anything. It would take a lot to jump from animal sacrifice to human sacrifice. I think the only correct thing in this story is "Abraham was going to sacrifice Isaac, but it was a test". Everything else is poo.

8. Jacob isn't going to wrestle with God in this story, apparently that's unworthy of our time. I think they probably didn't know how to make Jacob's numerous wives and kids palatable for a modern audience. Still, lets hope that the story of Joseph is better

9 Oh, they've skipped the rest of Genesis. Lovely.


1. Randomly, out of no where, Moses is the rival of Pharaoh's son. Obviously, lacking any historical knowledge, they ignore that Egypt had been conquered and the new Pharaoh isn't even Egyptian.
The Hyksos ruled Egypt, known as the Semite kings, and between Joseph and Moses there is something of discrepancy. We don't actually know if the Pharaoh who ruled after Moses, even knew who he was. Obviously they have to put something in there, but had they followed the bible, it would have been much easier.

2. Pharaoh's son, is making out like Moses had a chance of being Pharaoh..this is just stupid. 

3. Utter disrespect of rulers, this would never be the case, even Pharaoh's own son would never ever speak to him like that. "This is your fault", Pharaoh's were considered gods, do you really think even his own son could get away with speaking to him like that. Pharaohs had harems like all kings of that time. It would be nothing to teach him and his other sons a lesson and have him disemboweled. Why are these writers so eager to introduce rebellion against authority? It just wasn't the case. Even if it is today.

4. Moses knew he was hebrew and not Egyptian. Just because there is silence on his childhood, does not mean he was under any illusion that he was egyptian. The bible says that his own mother was his midwife and cared for him. "the woman" Exodus 2. Of course this is my interpretation. But honestly, it has more evidence than this ridiculous origins story. Some kind of soap opera like drama that would never have happened in a Pharaoh's court.

5. Like that they didn't shy away from the mass genocide carried out by Pharaoh

6. 40 years later Moses is riddled with guilt after killing an egyptian slave driver. evidence please?

7, They seem to be ignoring that Moses is married, that he still sees his biological family "Aaron is coming to you",  They seem to have turned him into a bitter hermit.

8. Burning Bush looks amazing. Portuguese Christ still making making me laugh. Completely unbiblical "with your power i will set my people free", I thought that Moses was a stutterer who needed Aaron to speak for him. The problem with series like these is that they give you the story, but miss out all the important little bits that make the story what it is, gives the meat to it. All these people who meet God look insane to me.

9. Fake rivalry between Moses and Pharaoh's son before Moses' self imposed exile. All set up so that the then Pharaoh will have a reason to hate Moses. Pharaoh in the bible had no dispute with Moses, other than him wanting to have the Israelites go and pray and sacrifice to Yahweh out in the desert. 

10. They've also set up Pharaohs firstborn, a child. First born means oldest does it not? The idea that God killed all the children is a demonic myth. Anyone from 1 to 120 would have died. FIRST BORN. 

11. Moses beaten as he enters Egypt, just at random, this guy who doesn't even look like a slave walks in and some slavemaster starts hitting him? Why? Is every egyptian at risk of a beating just for walking by? Come on History Channel get a grip.

12. Finally Aaron is here, obviously he didn't come and visit him, but met him at random when Moses (the unconfident) is giving a very beautiful speech to the Israelite elders. Why do they do this stuff, completely rewriting events. WHY? Now Aaron has had a dream, one that was supposed to take him to Moses out in the sticks, but here he is in Egypt walking round. weird.

13. So Moses is here to set the people free. The bible says he sent him to get his people to pray and sacrifice to him. Thats all. Obviously it was a precursor to freedom, but I suppose that the bible is too complex for people. No drama, no intrigue, they would have done better with J.J Abrams writing it to be honest.

14. Why hasn't Moses staff yet turned into a serpent, by the time Moses walks into Pharaoh's court its done that twice, Once to show Moses, once to show the elders. How strange. The miracle-less adaptation.

15. And there we go, The two bibles go in different directions. I can imagine that this was made for those who don't read the bible. Throughout the hour of watching this up to now, I have seen compromise after compromise. But to have Moses stand in Pharaohs court and demand the freedom of God's people right off the bat. Thats nowhere in the bible.


Exodus 7:8 Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,9“When Pharaoh speaks to you, saying, ‘Work a miracle,’ then you shall say to Aaron, ‘Take your staff and throw it down before Pharaoh, that it may become a serpent.’”10So Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and thus they did just as the LORD had commanded; and Aaron threw his staff down before Pharaoh and his servants, and it became a serpent.11Then Pharaoh also called for the wise men and the sorcerers, and they also, the magicians of Egypt, did the same with their secret arts.12For each one threw down his staff and they turned into serpents. But Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.13Yet Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he did not listen to them, as the LORD had said.


Is this what we see here in the show. No, this is a soap opera. Nowhere does Moses say "Let my people go". Thats from the Prince of Egypt, and maybe from something older, maybe Charlton Heston. But folks, it's not the bible. ITS NOT THE BIBLE.

16. Pharaoh says that Moses was always a fighter, but frankly how do we know that? Its all out of Roma Downeys head. not out of the Word of God. This conversation never happened.

17. Events are occuring that never happen in the Bible, Honestly I have swear words in my head at how bad this is. Moses is dragged out of court, some Pharaoh stands there screaming "I AM GOD" WHAT? This needs to be taken off the air, this is awful (57 minutes into episode 1)

18. Will someone tell me why Moses staff still hasn't become a serpent? Please?! Why is that so hard. I sit here on this day March 4th 2013, Egypt is filled with locusts. Why hasn't Moses staff turned into a serpent. That was God's signature - inanimate matter to life. Help?

19. Why do all these people keep saying "God has spoken to me"? It supposed to be obvious, the serpent from his staff was proof. Everyone knew that God had spoken to him.

20. Aaron looks in shock, Moses looks like hes casting a magic spell. Of course there will be magicians who can do the same thing. But these won't be mentioned. Cos we only get a tenth of the actual story. How does Pharaoh know this is Moses? In the bible story Moses is standing before Pharaoh, its been announced that the plagues will come, the staff has turned to a serpent, but in this mess, none of this makes any sense. Water to blood was not proof. 

21. Joshua now? Joshua is here at miracle number 1? What? joshua isn't mentioned til well towards the end of Exodus, theres 40 years in the wilderness to come yet. Joshua was a kid then, hes probably minus 30 at this time.

22. God will keep doing this until Pharaoh breaks. Right of course. This was about breaking Pharaoh (ignoring that God had hardened Pharaohs heart). This is such Theology-lite. 

23. Soon there will be a final plague *shot of child*. The Angel of Death is coming. To further the heresy that God killed all the children. Death is coming for us all apparently. Even Israel.

24. Passover part is accurate. Of course we have blasphemy "God sends us death"

25. Again why is Joshua here?

26. The scary Angel of Death woooo. We see Pharaohs firstborn son, killed - hes about 10. Why not focus on the 25 year olds, the 40 year old sons. Any non believer watching this would end up siding with Pharaoh, because the whole story is not told.

27. Apparently all Pharaoh wanted from Israel was a tomb for his son? What? Oh and Moses dead. Yeah, but that's not what the bible says. He wanted his slaves back.

28. Why is Joshua there, after 40 years in the wilderness Joshua would be 60 at least.

29. The Israelites are a lot calmer in this show than in the Bible. By the time the hundreds of thousands of people reach the RED sea, they're screaming at Moses, they want to go back to Egypt.

Oh there we go, a little discontent. From what I'm seeing theres only about 100 people there.

30. Nice dramatic scenes, is God actually going to speak? ooo come on. Never read this prayer in Exodus, but okay. God doesn't speak..But Moses does scream LOOORRRRRRRDDDD. Invoking him perhaps, like the pagans do? "And Moses screamed "Lord" and the seas parted, then Moses said "God is with us, come with me". Wow, how totally unbiblical. They keep banging on about faith. All God wants is obedience. Old Covenant, New Covenant. Goodness me.

31. Such awful, awful story-telling. If they had followed the street bible it would have been better than this.

32. I love how Moses keeps saying that Pharaoh is not a God. But it's not what the bible says. This is supposed to be the bible dramatized. 

33. Pharaoh's army has been demolished by the ocean. But because the writers concentrated on this unbiblical rivalry between the two, they are focused on that, and can't explore his grief in any depth. Its like he has one dimension. Hes a cipher. 

34. You have Joshua, who shouldn't even be there, screaming freedom like its Braveheart.

35. We must trust in God, we must follow His Path.
then everything goes to plan, everyone is really well behaved
then we get the ten commandments
of course its a perilous journey up Sinai despite the fact that God is overseeing everything thats going on.
Of course Moses' face looks normal, and isn't glowing
Israel has "New laws"
Apparently on Mt Sinai Moses knew that Joshua would lead Israel to the promised land not himself
Apparently Joshua was about 30 at this point,
Apparently all Moses cares about is how Israel will be as numerous as the stars.
Apparently Aaron doesn't exist bar 1 or 2 scenes
Apparently the tabernacle doesn't matter
Apparently the levitical priesthood is a bit boring and won't be shown
Apparently Israel never rebelled at Mt Sinai, nor later on. Nope, Israel was never unfaithful.
The ground never swallowed up the unfaithful elders, nor never challenged Moses and Aaron.

Yes this is how it happened, such biblical accuracy.

36. Rahab is another babe, of course. She gets mistreated by one of the guards - strong female character, with the lecherous males. yeah yeah. Perfect excuse for her to betray her people - not for the love of God, but for hatred of her countrymen. Thats the humanist perspective, God is never enough.

37. How does it end, with the Israelite spies killing a load of Jericho Guards. "For Israel!".

I'm just aghast. I'll write up a conclusion shortly.


The Bible Series: First thoughts (1)

Please forgive me, just giving my thoughts, randomly as I watch this new show. Perhaps some time in the next 100 years this will gain coherence.

1. History Channel Original Story? Wow, this is a first.

2. Ignores creation, begins with the Ark, this is unusual. I'm sure the ad showed Eve eating the fruit. Ah there we are, a Scottish Noah is going to read Genesis.

3. Already dislike this, Wouldn't it have been better to portray God with a booming voice? Instead of some Scottish dude reading it? Noah says "Let there be light" But its pants in comparison to how it could have been if Noah had said "God said" and then a supreme boom "LET THERE BE LIGHT". Thats what God deserves.

4.Then we have Noah repairing the damage to the ship, the going straight back to reading genesis, this sort of idiocy has to be seen to be believed. its not really a story to calm the kids down. Also lets not forget that The Ark is gigantic (far too much for 8 people to look after if it was damaged), I seriously doubt God would have allowed so much as a crack in the bow let alone holes. Once again History Channel forgets divine providence. What an awful way to start the series.

5.Okay, way to quickly gloss over the whole sin thing, apparently man lived in paradise until eve sinned. Oh okay..carry on.. Eve is utterly gorgeous by the way. I would have preferred her as Noah lol

6. Satan is some pale-skinned zombie looking fellow. When the bible clearly states that Satan is beautiful and an "angel of light". I can accept him looking ugly because thats how he is often envisioned these days. But its not biblically accurate.

7. a. Apparently God has seen too much evil in human hearts.I thought that the God regretted having made mankind because our thoughts CONTINUALLY were wicked. Its not a balance of scales here, prior to the flood man was in complete rebellion against God.

7. b. Wrong choices, wrong decisions, thats why this [the flood] is happening. Again this is answered by (a.) but even more so, what kind of theology is this? It makes it seem a bit like "oh poor humanity making all these mistakes", no. Sin is pure rebellion against God, lawlessness. It is often done in ignorance, but its said in the NT that times of ignorance are over. In the OT, sin in ignorance is rewarded with a prophet who God uses to bring to repentance. The flood is not caused by sin done in ignorance, but by rebellion, wickedness. So, this flood narrative is heretical, its false doctrine. Man is not in any way ignorant. In fact, this narrative makes God look cruel and uncaring for punishing poor naive humanity who made wrong decisions, why didn't God just say "oh, humanity, stop what you're doing"? It would be much easier wouldn't it. This is NOT genesis 6.

8. "Our creator decided to cleanse the Earth", no our creator decided to wipe out humanity, save Noah and his family, Genesis s6 ays that God decided to wipe out humanity - completely - then Noah came to his attention.

"And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord."

Cleansing implies renewal, this was utter destruction. I'm perhaps nitpicking, but I am 3:42 into this show and already have more than my usual blog posts.

9. An aside, looking at the ark, it tends to imply that this was done quickly, theres no beds, it looks uncomfortable - as if done quickly. But thats not the case - it took 100 years or more to build the ark, in that time its quite possible that Noah preached to others to warn them. It kind of implies that God decided to smite the heathens and was like "Noah build an ark", Noah built the ark, and God smited, but the story is far more complex than that.

10. From the outside the CGI ark looks amazing. After all it is the history channel. Don't know about the rainbow though, wrong place wrong time.

11. Here we go, its finally started, we have Abraham. It seems a bit better now. They're using the guy who plays Jesus (a portuguese model of all people) as the voice of the OT God. Very good, by the time we get to the gospel we will be familiar with that voice. I agree with this decision. Although I think they could have gotten someone a little less pretty (Isaiah 53 says Jesus wasn't exactly attractive) and a little more deeper voice and better English accent - Silly as it sounds, David Tennant using his Doctor Who voice would have been better. Or even the guy who actually plays Abraham. The sort of New Age Jesus of the catholics is NOT historically accurate.

12. Abraham comes from Ur, the first question anyone from Ur would have asked is, which god has called him? Monotheism would have been alien to these people. It would have been to them as "a god has called Abraham, he would have to explain that there is one God greater than all other Gods". It seems a little to blaze for my liking. Also how would these people know that Sarah could never have children? Did they have maternity doctors to do ultrasounds? The bible doesn't say that Sarah can never have children. But that she never had children - barren is not a diagnosis but a description. Thats why Sarah laughs that she will have children at 80, because she is so old! Not because she is medically incapable.

13. I like the characterization of Lot's wife as the one who says no. Although it isn't biblical its a good guess that she would be skeptical of moving away. Ur would have been similar to Sodom. Although not as voracious in its appetite for sin. As the precursor to Babylon (Ur of the Chaledeans - Chaldea being Babylon) it is obviously polytheistic, sharing many traits to Sodom and Gomorrah.

14. Now Lot's wife annoys me. Nowhere does the bible say that Lot's wife was domineering. Its also historically inaccurate. Woman did not speak to their husbands like this in them times - just look at the middle east today for some idea of what women were treated like back then. Obviously the feminists had a hand in this. It's still a good precursor to what is to come. Divine providence perhaps? Strong females get turned to salt? haha 

15. Now Lot's wife speaks to Abraham like that? Wow, better get the cat and nine tails out.

16. Abraham and Lot both agreed to move, it was a move out of wisdom, not out of necessity. Abraham was not against the move. Bad characterization. -I'm still only 10 minutes in here. This is what happens when you have scholars like Joel Osteen as a production consultant. Let me break the logic of these scenes down here:

Lots wife looks back at Sodom (biblical)
therefore lots wife is bad (not necessarily, she was killed for looking back not for anything else)
therefore lots wife was against the move from the start ( no evidence, she was mentioned once)
therefore Lot's wife hates God (not evidenced by looking back, at most she did it out of sentimentality)
Therefore Lot's wife was domineering and  yet no one smacked her for insolence (which they would have in those days)

Therefore Abraham doesn't want to split up from Lot, yet Lot's wife does. Even though the bible says Abraham and Lot wanted to do this to stop the men from fighting.

17. Abraham asks Lot where he wants to go? The bible says Abraham said where to go:

Genesis 13:8 And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.
9 Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.

18. Lets not forget all thats been cut out, Abraham (actually Abram) meets Kings, tells them that Sarah is his sister etc

19.Sodom is a dangerous land, yet as 17. shows Abraham let him go wherever he wanted, he told him to seperate in reality.

10 And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. 

No warnings from Abraham that Sodom is dangerous. What is this - the bible for dummies? Why are they being so blatantly inaccurate? Who wrote this? Oh yeah - a "Hollywood power couple"

Apparently Abraham is not pleased with God, again something never mentioned in the Bible - why is that? Cos it never happened. Here is what History channel says about Abraham "Having no children of his own, Lot is the closest thing that Abraham has to a son" - then it quotes Abraham as saying to God "How can I lead a people, when I can't even lead my own family". Hilarity of course ensues when we realise that in the actual Bible Abraham DID lead his own family! Fake drama, meant of course to give us faith in God - yeah right.

20. Abraham now apparently has "some trained men", he blames himself for bringing Lot and his family with them, and for telling them to have faith in God. From the bible's Abraham who has ABSOLUTE faith in God, we have this 21st century caricature who has absolutely no faith in God, has only heard God once - has no direction in life. This just makes no sense - this is about as biblically accurate (in fact is less accurate) than the Prince of Egypt is about Moses. For reference I am 12 minutes 23 seconds in.

21. Abraham is attempting to convince his wife that he must help Lot against the raiders (Kings from various kingdoms - can't remember which but I know Sodom is on the good side, this is just prior to Melchizedek and the blessing which Hebrews mentions). In all honestly, Abraham would have said something like "We are to rescue my nephew Lot, assemble the trained men", His wife would have dutifully made bread, water and provisions, and off they would have gone - THAT is biblically accurate.

22. Valley of Siddim looks very nice, it is filled with trees. Whether or not that is accurate is up to producers. It is part trees part desert from what I can find on google images.

23. love the use of slow motion violence. Not gratuitous and glorifying at all. For anyone who says the bible glorifies violence, this is proof that the TV does it far more. Its one thing being told that violence occurred, but being shown it in slow motion is far worse.

24. Are these actually Christians writing this? take a look at around 15 minutes, they make Abraham look like a psychopath - even the look in his eyes when he says "So few of us against so many, truly God is with us". He looks evil. How can anyone view him sympathetically when he has blood on his face and is revelling in all this violence. this is despicable.

25. what is this fake drama about Abraham and Lot, Abraham never asked Lot to stay, its not Abrahams mission! He was there to populate and spread his faith. God never said Lot had anything to do with this! Abraham saved Lot because he was his nephew, but this is not the Bible's Abraham. "Please Lot we have to stay together", erm no? The liberties taken by the writers are actually saying the opposite to what the Bible says.

26. Abraham the madman having psychotic episodes whilst looking at the stars. You look at this and say -does the bible actually say anything about God? "the stars, the stars count them". If a single christian watched this and thought it was good and biblically accurate, I despair at the state of the church today. Abraham here looks more possessed than blessed. He looks like a guy broken in despair at his nephew leaving him. Even the Cambridge bible commentary which looks from a 'more modern' perspective, didn't resort to this. At least it tried to be theologically and biblically accurate, but this is more like the work of the devil than of christians - yes i went there. The blessings God said to Abraham, Abraham is now saying to Sarah, whilst Sarah goes "shhh" thinking hes lost the plot.

27. Apparently Sarah never heard a word God said. So instead of supporting Abraham's faith she mocks it. Again - this is not the Sarah of the Bible, but a fake one made by Hollywood.

28. Apparently Abraham didn't like Hagar - He was a one woman man. Again refuting the bible which never says anything about it. Abraham here is indecisive, weak and a little crazy. Whilst I would contend that Abraham loved Sarah more than he loved Hagar, I don't think that He refused her.
In fact Sarah says "Perhaps through Hagar I can have a child", for both Abraham and Sarah this could be seen as what God means when he says that Abraham will have descendants as large as the sands of the sea. But this is just gratuitous.

29. Making out that Hagar is some sort of adulteress who felt guilty. She was a legitimate wife of Abraham, Sarah was jealous, but this is not treated as if that was right. God blessed Hagar by saving her son Ishmael, and giving him his own kingdom and descendants. Hagar had faith in him "the God who sees". So the way these heretics treat this subject is completely wrong. As you can see I am getting more and more unhappy with what I am seeing here.

30. I like the way they did Sarah's announcement of a baby coming in 1 year. It was done very well. About the only thing they have done with any sort of reverence. Of course in reality it didn't happen like this. But its a good approximation. We cannot be sure that Jesus was there in the camp, or whether or not it was an Angel of the Lord (often referred to as The Lord - because they were proxies and spoke with God's authority). The only disappointment is that they didn't show Abraham literally convince them to stay. I haven't yet seen Abraham bargain with God. But maybe this will come shortly.

31. "Sodom has become corrupt" yes this is true (thankfully they didn't become so gratuitous as to show man on man action, although some implication may have been more biblically accurate). Apparently fire-breathing is sinful. I like that they have mentioned sin first time in 23 minutes. From mistakes in the pre-flood world, to actual sin in Sodom. Which is worse? You decide.

32. "But my nephew Lot lives there!" - erm, Abraham never said that.
You see, Downey and Burnett have turned Abraham into a 21st century self centred boy-girl.
Instead of Abraham being a friend of God, hes one of Osteen's church attendees. He actually stands there in front of Christ (as is implied) himself and says "YOU'RE GOING TO DESTROY IT? THE WHOLE CITY". Not as a faithful servant, but as someone in righteous indignation at the creator of the universe. Would you dare to speak to God like that? I wouldn't. The real Abraham, faithfully plead for the righteous, he knew what sin was. His bargaining wasn't for the sinners, but for the saved. The difference here is astounding. He's like a B movie actor and God is an invading alien. Notice also how Abraham calls the righteous - 'good' and the wicked 'evil'. Remember that "There is no one good, no not one", Jesus said "only God is good". righteous does not mean good.

33. The bible never declares anyone good. Only righteous. Abraham here is not speaking as he would have. Our Abraham would be on his knees, not daring to look into the eyes of God (no one has ever seen God) let alone stand there before him as an equal. 

34. The angels with Lot completely rewritten. When the angels arrive at the city in the bible, the city is calm, Lot comes accross to meet them and offers them shelter. 

They are here to JUDGE the city.

In this travesty, the angels have been attacked and have blood on their faces and ask Lot for help.
They even said in this that they were here to decide the fate of Sodom.

This is evidently for dramatic effect, and to cut out Lot offering his daughters to help his guests. 

Abraham continues to impose his opinion on Jesus, who doesn't answer (because God is evil in this adaptation), Abraham is righteous, whilst the bible is testing Abraham, and testing Lot, and God is being proven right in his decision to choose Abraham as the father of all nations. The History Channel decides to make Abraham appear more righteous than God, who is simply vengeful and needs Abraham to talk him round.

35. Lots wife is screaming at Lot "What are you doing who are these people?" indeed she would in this adaptation, because right now the city is under siege, who is so biblically illiterate to write this rubbish?

36. Why are Lot and his wife hiding? What are they hiding from? There was no threat until Lot convinced the angels to stay with him and eat. The angels would have simply destroyed the crowd, and judgment would have been passed. But the crowd wanted to have them, and now Lot had proved himself righteous, so the angels made a way him and his family to escape. The threat didnt arise until the angels entered the house. So why are they hiding?

37. Apart from the PC not mentioning the daughters thing (which i guess is why they rewrote that story) and no explanation of why those men wanted to break into Lot's house. The bit where the angels blind the crowd, is quite good. I don't know why the Angels are dressed as Roman soldiers, but I'll let that slide.

38. Gratuitous Angels with swords rubbish. Surprised that one of the angels didn't scream out loud "VENGEANCE IS MINE SAITH THE LORD" as he chopped one of the Sodomites in half. I suppose one of the writers was sitting there chuckling thinking "well, we've got to have a bit of fun with it haven't we teehee".

39.All this violence, when the angels had already blinded these folks, Lot and all them just walked out, As far as I am aware, the bargain happened long before the smiting, and Abraham saw none of it.

Also, Lots wife looked back at her family, not at the city. This makes no sense, she was far away when she looked back, and was safe.

40. I'm quite worried about how the bible docu will present Abraham and Isaac sacrifice. 40 points of contention at only 30 minutes in. These aren't even extravagant dislikes, its simple biblical literacy I'm asking for here.

41.  Why is Sarah annoyed? She looks at Hagar and Ishmael talking with Abraham and is jealous? They've always been there, shes always been jealous. This is not the reason she had them cast out, but because they were mocking Isaac. Honestly from the portrayal here, Hagar would be the more righteous choice, Sarah seems like a selfish old crone. Hagar the young, beautiful and dutiful mother.
Again however, half the story is missing. Hagar being told by God that Ishmael would marry and survive, no talk of Abraham's dealing with kings. very disappointed.

 42. Okay here we are at 35 minutes. This is a prime example of how Abraham is portrayed, sitting in a field all alone when woosh, a gust of wind comes, and he hears God, but we don't. If someone reacted like that today, he'd be in a straitjacket. Look at how disobedient he is, look at how God is protrayed as being less moral than Abraham. The bible never says that Abraham refused and was forced into it by God. This folks, this isn't the bible, this is very much a liberal, post-modernist interpretation of the bible, with psychology tacked on (This is how people 'would' act in reality). Abraham here is not the father of the nations, but a middle class dad who works 9-5 and goes to the big game every sunday with his kids, cut and paste from 2013 AD into 2000 BC. Don't fall for it. The way we act today is a lot different to how people then acted - this is the truth! We live in an artificial system engineered by media today.

-I'm going to now move onto a new page, otherwise this will take forever for you to read.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Werner Von Braun: 'The threat' from space.

Horizon this week will be putting on a  show about the recent Russian Meteor.
In the "truth" about meteors (as opposed to the 'lies'), the communist-liberal-socialist media organization will be telling us how dangerous meteors are, how they have "shaped the evolution" of our planet, and telling us how we can deal with the "threat" that comes from small bits of rock that hardly do any damage ever. Unless the occasional damaged roof, or dented car counts as a threat.

I find it intriguing that last night the BBC showed Armageddon, how long has that been scheduled for air?

It brings to mind the words of Werner Von Braun, who is quoted by his former protege Carol Rosin as warning about the weaponization of space to deal with "Russia", then "Terrorists", then "Rogue Nations", then "ASTEROIDS" and of course finally - "Aliens"

Meteors the size of the one that hit Russia are practically no threat. Of course in a Godless world everything is a threat, the dice are rolled. But even so, these things are rare, and hitting a populated area like a city is even less likely. The bunk about the Dinosaurs being wiped out by an Asteroid is not even proven, its what is known as a theory, one that fits another theory (that of long ages, and evolution).

Here is the synopsis for the upcoming show

"On a bright, cold morning on 15th February 2013, a meteorite ripped across the skies above the Ural mountains in Russia, distintegrating into three pieces and exploding with the force of 20 Hiroshimas. It was a stark reminder that the Earth's journey through space is fraught with danger. A day later another much larger 14,3000 tonne asteroid, passed within just 17,000 miles of the Earth.
Presented by Professor Iain Stewart, this film explores what meteorites and asteroids are, where they come from, the danger they pose, and the role they have played in Earth's history."

Look at the language:-

On a bright, cold morning on 15th February 2013, a meteorite ripped across the skies above the Ural mountains in Russia, distintegrating into three pieces and exploding with the force of 20 Hiroshimas. It was a stark reminder that the Earth's journey through space is fraught with danger. A day later another much larger 14,3000 tonne asteroid, passed within just 17,000 miles of the Earth.
Presented by Professor Iain Stewart, this film explores what meteorites and asteroids are, where they come from, the danger they pose, and the role they have played in Earth's history.

Its quite obvious what the show is going to be about: it will be about an unsuspecting planet, in the outskirts of the galaxy, is completely unprepared for what is about to happen. Just like the morning of 9/11 everyone is going about their business, when suddenly disaster presents itself. Even the beginning of the synopsis, setting the scene, presents itself like an account of a disaster. The language is forceful, constant equation with Hiroshima is meant to instill the same sort of cold war fear that people used to have. 20 Hiroshima's is not much, especially compared to our modern Nukes. The danger from Hiroshima came from the dirty nuclear fallout. it was of course horrific, but used in this context it is only for propaganda, and not descriptive. They could have said it exploded with the force of x tons of TNT, but they use Hiroshima? why? Its because Hiroshima is the most famous nuclear explosion ever, and the most horrific in its results. Is Earth really in lots of danger as it journeys through the galaxy? Is it something that Joe Six-Pack should be worrying about? I don't think so, all this is really about is getting weapons in space, about dominating the population oppressing them. It's also a really good excuse to have underground bunkers (which already exist), seed vaults (already exist) and FEMA management protocols in place (already are).

That an asteroid passed within 17,000 miles of Earth, well, the bible does say that stars shall fall from heaven. Somehow I don't think that space nukes will do much to help.

What role have asteroids played in Earth's history? nothing, I don't hear any historical accounts of asteroid impacts, we know that small meteors hit earth, usually out in the sticks somewhere. But something tells me that more are now to come. Not by chance, but by divine providence because we are - we really are in the last days. Forget the Dinosaur fiction, and remember the truth of the bible.

Repent, believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and be saved.

Why is Satan released after 1000 year reign of Christ?

Hey there folks, just a quick bit of info for those who may wonder about this.

There is a bit of a problem in mainstream Christian theology. We tend to have things pretty skewed in the church when it comes to 'end times'. Its quite understandable why the unbeliever finds it so hard to grasp what christians believe will happen after we die, when really the truth is so simple.

It's pretty simple really:

Christians who died before and during the tribulation will return to earth at Christ's second coming, be resurrected into the millennial kingdom - this is the 1000 year reign of Christ. But they won't be alone. You see, those who did not take the mark will also be there (after all they were killed too! Even if they weren't saved), along with babies aborted, and children who were too young to make the choice.

Isaiah 2:3 - Many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths." The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

We Christians will be ministers and rulers to these nations. It will be a time of peace

Isaiah 11:6 - The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.

So you see, the nations exist, after the terrible wrath poured out by God after the tribulation, the population of the world is massively diminished, but people are born and die in this time, only the resurrected will remain alive. Lifespans will be extended though.

Isaiah 65:20 - “Never again will there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not live out his years, the one who dies at a hundred will be thought a mere child; the one who fails to reach a hundred will be considered accursed." 

How wonderful. But of course Satan has been bound for 1000 years (the length of the 1000 year kingdom), So the tempter is no more, this is a gift to those people (or Jesus?) from God. A special blessing has been given to the inhabitants (or to Jesus?)of the nations. In fact, their only disadvantage is their flesh. But, really there is little temptation for them. They have little to overcome. This is why it is such a time of peace. Not only do they have Jesus Christ ruling them, they have no adversary but themselves.

So the nations have had 1000 years of ministry from both Jesus and the redeemed. All these people who have lived, and died have had all these benefits given them, yet they rebel. now remember that the kingdom is 1000 years long, and Satan has been bound for 1000 years. (rev 20) Yet almost immediately that Satan is unbound, war begins.

Rev 20:7+8 - "When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore."

This is where a lot of mainstream eschatologists fail. They seem to view this from an amillennial perspective, which makes no sense. we must be pre-millenial because nothing of the millennial kingdom fits with the way the world is today. Gog and Magog are not Eastern Bloc countries, but are something we are yet to encounter, perhaps a united front that has quickly come together as they realise the 1000 years are coming to an end, with Satan enticing them - something they are more than willing to accept.

Why is Satan released however? Why does Satan deceive?

Satan is released TO deceive. He must deceive the people - as a test, Its sort of like sifting the wheat from the chaff. These people have had it wonderful for a millennium, but how will they cope under pressure? Their hearts must be made clear, because God is going to make all things new, and they must condemn or exonerate themselves by their actions. God isn't going to risk any sin or rebellion in a brand new creation! But he also isn't going to pre-emptively punish or kill anyone. Remember that punishment always follows the crime with God!

Also this rebellion doesn't have to be every member of the world population, in fact its unlikely to be, otherwise why should God bother with the nations during the Millennium? Israel can have its promised perfect Davidic King without the gentiles, yet there they are, to be fed spiritually, and to be ministered to by the saved from the old age.

Remember that the Bible says we are tested through the fire, purified [He will baptise you with the Spirit and with Fire]. The nations my have it easy in the millennial kingdom, but they must still be tested. This is all this is. Its fulfilling righteousness, its also rewarding these folks according to their actions. The rest will be rewarded just as christians today will be rewarded. Every thought will be brought to light - whether good or bad.

But remember, Blessed is he who has not seen, yet has believed!

P.S. This all comes together from revelation itself, one age comes to an end (the age we are in now) and a new one begins (the age of Christ physically ruling on Earth), it's all physical, theres nothing in the bible to suggest anything but flesh and blood people living on a physical Earth. Some people will try to say that the glorified Christians will be able to teleport and have supernatural powers, this may be so but we have to be a bit more biblical than that. The bible does not explicitly say that this is so. I will always try to deal with issues 100% biblically, and will only use other (scholarly) sources, when its a translational issue, or when the bible itself could be interpreted a number of ways.