The Home Library

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Man’s stories LOVE to tell the tale that man is always advancing; ever moving forward up the ladder of PROGRESS.

Back in the day, one bulwark against such tales being successfully told was the HOME LIBRARY.

The Bible–a staple of almost ALL HOME LIBRARIES–offers a different account.

“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.”
–Ecclesiastes 1:9-11

In times past, the center of almost every home, the HOME LIBRARY contained information important to that household. Usually containing only a few books, the HOME LIBRARY was where a family turned for information on everyday life and its problems.

The home library also contained information important to that particular household: various family records and genealogies, many of which were contained in the family Bible.

Although it may have contained recipe books, a ‘how-to’ book or two OR a dictionary or other reference work, the ONE book almost ALL home libraries contained was God’s Word: the Bible.

One modern malady which the HOME LIBRARY aids in protecting its family against is the MEMORY HOLE.  ‘Inconvenient’ information may disappear from the public’s view, BUT for the family with a well-stocked HOME LIBRARY, that information is sometimes available when it has disappeared elsewhere.

Some advances are clearly not in man’s favor.

Some advances are thought of as the greatest thing since sliced bread.

HOWEVER, many advances are a mixed bag: there is some things people consider to be good; some things people consider to be not-so-good.

Take, for instance: computers.

Yes, computers have sped up computations which used to take much longer to perform.

Yes, computers organize information in such a way that it is many times easier to access.

Yes, computers have gained popularity as a gateway to the Internet.

BUT, the advent of home computers has certainly contributed to the disappearance of the HOME LIBRARY.

The computer offers so much more information at one’s fingertips–never mind that the information may be INCORRECT–the HOME LIBRARY was felt to be something no longer needed.

Although the praises of the HOME LIBRARY can be sung long and loud, the HOME LIBRARY–NOT the computer–was the original home of the concept of ‘garbage in, garbage out.’

THEREFORE, if the home library was filled with books of stories and other untruth–instead of God’s Word–that family was more than likely to be filled with superstitions–or worse.

A famous witch once made the statement “I come from a family of witches. While you were learning the 23rd Psalm, I was reading Tolkien and CS Lewis.”
C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien: Heretical Fruits

So, like today’s computers, the HOME LIBRARY was only as good as the information it contained.

And, IF that HOME LIBRARY contained (as most did) and referred to the Word of God, then that family got the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

DOES the reader have any sort of book collection or home library?

HAS the reader ever thought about how invaluable a home library could become if information becomes almost impossible to otherwise obtain?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 20, 2021.]

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That Which is Learned When One Is Young

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“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
–Proverbs 22:6

It’s funny how the mind works.

A few days ago–while focused completely on a task at hand–during the course of physical work, the hands became dirty.

This led to the thought, “There’s a break coming soon because these hands MUST be washed!”

What was funny about that decidedly NON-funny thought was the thought which almost immediately followed.

“I wonder how long I’ve been washing my hands?”

And a number of thoughts soon pushed and shoved their way into the discussion.

“I wonder if Mom ever thinks about teaching her family all of those small skills which we still use?”

“This was probably one of the FIRST things Mom taught me when I was a kid.”

“I wonder how long ago it was?”

And before you know it, this topic was explored with a number of other folks–who all added THEIR thoughts on the matter to the process.

“I still look both ways before I cross the street.  That’s something my mom taught me!”

“My mom was big on me chewing with my mouth shut.  (Laughing) It’s probably why I do it today.”

“My mom was a nurse.  Washing our hands was always a big deal in our house!”

God’s Word has a LOT of child-rearing tips in it: Proverbs 22:6 is most likely the best known and one which many take to heart.

MORE: Politically Incorrect Child Correction According to the Bible

Even IF most do NOT believe the rest of God’s Word.

HOWEVER, even the world agrees with Proverbs 22:6–even if it’s mostly in a roundabout way.

Perhaps because Proverbs 22:6 is so hard to disagree with?

“A child miseducated is a child lost.”
John F. Kennedy

“I know of no better answer to the foul practices that confront our young people than the teachings of a mother, given in love with an unmistakable warning.”
Gordon B. Hinckley

“Students never appreciate their teachers while they are learning. It is only later, when they know more of the world, that they understand how indebted they are to those who instructed them. Good teachers expect no praise or love from the young. They wait for it, and in time, it comes.”
Darren Shan

Yes, one DOES learn a LOT of skills and information used DAILY when one is taught these things when young.

BUT,

A bit of hard thinking leads one to the conclusion that teaching children things when they are young works BOTH ways.

It works for those who teach their children valuable skills and life lessons.

AND, it ALSO works for those who teach their children superstition, lies and stories told to the parent when the parent was a child.

A famous witch once made the statement “I come from a family of witches. While you were learning the 23rd Psalm, I was reading Tolkien and CS Lewis.”
C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien: Heretical Fruits

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Just as children from years gone by learned valuable lessons that stuck with them because they began learning those lessons when younger, so modern children, by and large, learn unbelief, ignorance and lies that stick with them because they began learning these things when they were younger.

Does the reader have children?

Does the reader teach his children about God, Jesus and God’s Word?

OR, does the reader steer clear of these subjects because they “cause confusion and disagreements“?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 19 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

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© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-21. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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Rumours of the End?

What's next?

IF the reader follows the ‘news’ very closely, he will no doubt have noticed a renewed chatter of ‘cold war.’

…and so on.

Much of the media chatter seems to be over a NEW ‘cold war’ with CHINA–the original ‘cold war‘ being with the erstwhile Soviet Union (Russia).

Because the ‘cold war’ is not an actual WAR, it is one of the ‘rumours of war’ Jesus mentioned in the Bible as being a sign of His return.

“And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
–Matthew 24:6

“And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.”
–Mark 13:7

IF the reader is now wondering, “What’s next?“, he should be reassured that the last days have not yet arrived.

BUT, the reader should be able to see the last days from here.

Is the reader prepared for the last days?

OR, is the reader one who whistles past the graveyard by insisting, “I don’t believe in all of that ‘last days’ stuff“?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 18 2021.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay.com

© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-21. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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