‘Tis the Season: Holiday Gift-Giving Observations

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The holiday season marked by the holiday we call CHRISTMAS (and which bears the pagan name of YULE) is a season traditionally celebrated by a LARGE AMOUNT of gift-giving.

With that in mind, we now present a few observations on the time-honored tradition of holiday gift-giving.

1- The gift-giving mania is often ascribed to the Bible’s account of the wise men of the East bringing gifts to the baby Jesus.

“Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 

“And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.”
–Matthew 2:1-12

BUT, the present-day season of gift-giving is largely a season of WORLDLY gifts.

And yes, gold, frankincense and myrrh were worldly gifts–BUT those worldly gifts had the effect of providing for the family of Jesus as they sojourned in Egypt, waiting out Herod’s reign of terror in Judea.

2- The gifts given during this YEARLY, holiday gift-giving free-for-all are almost ALL items of a worldly nature.  The companies who make these products spend HEAVILY on advertising to promote their products as worthy gifts.

3- WORLDLY gift-giving appears to have attracted its fair share of WORLDLY defenders.  This is a sign of the last days.  NOT the gift-giving itself, but the many worldly defenders of the practice.

4- At one time, giving a person a gift required the giver to put in a LOT of thought as to what constituted the PERFECT gift for the person receiving the gift.

Modern gift-giving, however, seems to consist of buying something–ANYTHING–to fulfill the obligation one feels for crossing another name off of one’s holiday gift list.

And so, modern gift-giving seems to have slowly deteriorated from finding a gift which is an EXPRESSION of one’s feelings into a DUTY to be fulfilled before one can take a much-needed holiday rest.

5- Whereas there USED to be real joy of the giver at seeing the very pleased reaction of one who received the a gift (which obviously had MUCH thought invested in it), there can be NO great satisfaction from a hastily-considered gift.

6- There are some gift-givers who associate what the presents are wrapped in with the gift itself.

Perhaps the reader knows of someone like this?

Ribbons, bows, wrapping paper–even the gift tags announcing who the present is meant for–all receive SPECIAL ATTENTION from these folks.

And, these folks are not just about the gifts they are giving: many of the same people save the wrapping paper and ribbons and bows THEIR gifts arrived in (some to be recycled and used at a later date, but some not).

7-  About 20 years ago–at a large shopping mall in Texas–a scene was witnessed which may perfectly sum up many modern’s approach to holiday gift-giving.

An obviously-busy woman was shopping for the ones who made her gift list. The woman happened upon a mall kiosk which featured crafts which were unique and well-suited for holiday gifts.  After spending a few moments at a nearby bench with paper and pen in hand, the woman approached the kiosk and ordered DOZENS of the craft items.  The order was quite LARGE.

After purchasing the items and having them delivered (via of boxes on a dolly) to her car, the woman remarked–more than once–“There!  I’ve got all of my Christmas shopping done! And everyone will love their gift!”

The woman ALSO expressed satisfaction at finding a ‘one-stop’ location where ALL of her holiday gift-giving could be accomplished so quickly and efficiently.

The woman seemed MORE relieved at finishing her shopping with several weeks yet until Christmas Day than she was pleased that her gift-giving would be uniquely suited to EACH person receiving her gift.

The woman’s reaction may just be the PERFECT summation of modern gift-giving.

DOES the reader get caught up in the holiday gift-giving?

DOES the reader feel “extreme concern” until EVERYONE’s gift is bought and wrapped?

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: December 27, 2021.]

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Satan and Second Chances

 

“And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.”
–Luke 10:18

AS we are NOW living in the end times–many feel we are living in the LAST DAYS–apologists for Satan are seemingly EVERYWHERE.

As this IS the end times, MANY of the devil’s defenders hang out in the safe spaces provided by the churches.

And so it was that an article, purporting to be a scholarly Christian one, joined in on the popular MODERN chorus, “Why can’t the devil get a second chance?”

Why Can’t the Devil Get a Second Chance? A Hidden Contradiction in Anselm’s Account of the Devil’s Fall

The reader can tell that the piece was written by one of Satan’s workers because it repeats the devil’s lie that repentance is all about SORROW.

According to Christian teaching, the devil is unable to “repent” (i.e., express sorrow for) that first sin and
thereby acquire forgiveness for it.

There is NOTHING in God’s Word about ‘repentence’ meaning that the one who repents expresses sorrow for his behavior.

(One MAY feel sorrow when repenting, but that is ENTIRELY incidental:  ‘repent’ and ‘sorrow’ are NOT connected in any way.)

The piece continues using SPECULATION to stir up some sympathy for the devil.

In daily life, most of us are given (and grant to others) second chances all the time. Given that the consequences of choosing incorrectly were in this case so disastrous and permanent, it seems inconceivable that a good God would permit one of His angels merely one chance to choose and thereby determine his eternal fate.

IF the reader wanted Sympathy for the Devil, he should drag out some old Rolling Stones records and listen to them.

As was mentioned, the devil not getting a second chance is a popular MODERN question.

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Now, all of this hubbub about the devil not receiving a second chance ASSUMES that the devil never received a second chance or that Satan even WANTED a second chance.

There is NO Scripture any of these devilish defenders can point to that says that Satan even wanted a second chance.

The ONLY evidence that ‘Satan didn’t get a second chance’ is in the busy bee chorus of satanic workers of iniquity who keep repeating the question as though repetition will make the question TRUE.

There is NOTHING in the many recorded actions of Satan which indicate the prince of this world DESIRED a ‘second chance.’

“Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out.”
–John 12:31

“Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.”
–John 16:11

After all, it is Satan’s HUMAN workers of iniquity who prattle on so about him failing to receive a ‘second chance.’

In ALL of recorded Scripture, Satan himself is SILENT on the subject.

After all, Satan obviously was mistaken in the belief that he was God’s equal.

Maybe Satan didn’t want to ask God for another chance?

DOES the reader EVER worry about Satan and his ‘second chances’?

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: December 29, 2021.]

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End Times Topics: DECEMBER 2021

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DECEMBER 2021

A collection of Corporate Media headlines linked to stories–gathered throughout the month of December 2021–on various topics concerning the end times.

 

WEEK OF 12-26-2021

Mountain Folklore: Celebrating the lore of the Christmas Witch

Witches Curse US Lawmaker For Voting Down Biden’s Spending Bill

If You Can’t Steal Your Own Craft, Store-Bought Is Fine.

My Favorite Witchy Books of 2021

Is the West becoming Pagan Again?

WHY Two Arabian Rabbis Protected An Idol Surrounded Building In Makkah – They will NEVER run out of reasons why…

10 Movie And TV Sorcerers, Ranked Least To Most Likely To Win The Triwizard Tournament

Harry Potter superfan finds exact location of Hogwarts after scouring books for clues

Every Horcrux In Harry Potter Explained

What January’s Libra Horoscope Predictions Mean for You

Pagan twist for much-loved Christmas tale of Narnia coming to His Majesty’s

The Order of the Solar Temple. 4. Waiting for the End of the World

The Woodplumpton ‘witch’ buried upside down with a boulder on her grave

Stop tagging us as witches in our old age – Elderly widows appeal

How Stevie Nicks’ Song ‘New Orleans’ Inspired Fans to Read Anne Rice’s Books

Mary Poppins Fan Shares Mind-Blowing Harry Potter Theory

Pagan Community Notes: Week of December 27, 2021

Old-World Magic Transformed My Christmas Eve

Healing myself the Pagan way: how witchcraft cast a spell on me

8 winter woodland mysteries

WHY Some Fans Think Paul McCartney’s ‘Wonderful Christmastime’ Is About Witchcraft

Is Modern Cosmology Avant Garde Witchcraft?

To Odin at Midwinter

The seven days of Kwanzaa

Why are women becoming witches?

Witch Doctor Orders Followers To Burn Man Who Allegedly Caught Him With Two Human Heads In Ogun

Pizzeria owner turns to spiritual side in new shop

Your 2022 Tarot Card Reading Is Here

SPACEPHILLER: When children’s TV had a coven at Christmas

Does Christmas have roots in Pagan traditions? What was Yule, Saturnalia and do Christmas carols pre-date the Christian holiday?

 

WEEK OF 12-19-2021

What ‘Brooklyn’s Favorite Little Witch Shop’ Wants You To Know About the Winter Solstice

Michael Jackson’s daughter shared strange photos, people compared her to a witch.

13 memorable LGBTQ+ TV kisses

WHY Mexican Drug Cartels Worship the ‘Narco Saint’ Santa Muerte

Wyoming pagans share how they celebrating Yule

Winter solstice at Stonehenge

Forget Santa — The Christmas Witch Is The Hero We Need Right Now

Kentucky Witches Called To Curse Sen. Joe Manchin Over His Refusal To Support Biden’s Spending Bill

Police arrest priests, witch doctor on charge of ill-treating woman

Best Witchcraft & Magickal Books of 2021

Your 2022 Tarot Reading Shows Exactly What The Year Will Bring

Winter solstice 2021: Where modern science and pagan traditions meet

Scotland to pardon 3,837 innocent ‘witches’ — 300 years later

Witch hunting: 83% of Odisha’s cases in six districts, says report

How Nigerian Witch Doctor Scammed Me After Seeing I Was Desperate For Successful Career — American Woman

‘Health a major reason behind witchcraft-related violence’

Pagan Community Notes: Week of December 20, 2021 – Yule Edition

Instascam – Fraud and the Online Occult Community

I’m a real-life witch – I secretly cast spells on couples to get them back together… but I can’t get a date of my own

Bluidy Mackenzie: Torturer, defender of witches and killer of Covenanters

Dementia not witchcraft, but old age condition — NSCC

The Nanny Who Lived! 7 Facts That Prove Mary Poppins is From Hogwarts

Pagan & Shinto News: Gothic Horror Writer Anne Rice Dies Aged 80

England’s Ancient Ram Inn May Truly Be Haunted… Here’s WHY

Are Witches Real? We Asked Modern Witches To Debunk Magick’s Biggest Misconceptions

Was Salma Hayek’s Character in ‘House of Gucci’ A Witch?

Jacob’s Wand? Fantastic Beasts Already Proved Muggles Could Cast Magic

Astrology, crystals, and Tarot Cards: East Lansing teens’ pandemic revolution

Deceased Visited Witchcraft Doctor, Witness Says

Incantation offers charming alternative

 

WEEK OF 12-12-2021

GLOBAL WITCH LORE SHINES IN THE WITCHVERSE ANIMATED SERIES

From Forbidden Fires to Making Magick: Seven Questions with “The Wax Witch”, Portia Pascuzzo

Witch Hunting: A Gross Violation Of Human Rights

17 spiritual Christmas gifts that are made for your witchy friend

Winter seasonal events in the U.K.

Christianity Declines — But Not ‘Spirituality’

Our collective moral compass is broken – For all those who believe in the world’s quaint notion of a ‘collective moral compass.’

Gemma Collins says her mum ‘met an alien on the train’ and used her ‘sixth sense’ to ‘speak to it telepathically’

Can we find holiday joy amid chaos and conflict?

Is a new kind of religion forming on the internet?

Calgarians celebrate pagan Yule traditions at Witch’s Garden Market

The astrology of lunar nodes

Meet Deb Robinson, Co-Founder at Witch Subscription Box: Witch Casket

It’s A Sin star Olly Alexander dreams of playing ‘a sexy gay witch’

Witchcraft, Women’s Suffrage, WOR, more NJ facts

Hidden Belgium: The witches gathering

New Spider-Man: No Way Home Clip has Doctor Strange Casting a Rune Spell

Pagan Community Notes: Week of December 13, 2021

Man, 65, lynched after attacking a witchdoctor in Kitui

Ex-schools ‘superhead’ suing former employer for £200,000 hires WITCH to help him

Pagan & Shinto News: Witches Nix ‘Hex’ Prompt In Teacher Equity Guide

The Greek word ‘Pharamakia’ does not refer to big pharma – Maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t.

‘Pharmakia’ DOES refer to witchraft and sorcery.

TikTok Psychic Medium Explains How She Creates Her Viral ‘Spirit Tattoos’

Hypnosis can make you fall in and out of love – behavioral scientist – Or maybe you just THINK it’s love?

Sachin Dheeraj Mudigonda’s short documentary ‘Testimony of Ana’ is about a Gujarati woman who was branded a witch and attacked

Life of the Mayfair Witches: Release Date? Cast? & Plot Updates

HOW to Spot a Spiritual Impersonator Scam on Instagram (And What To Do)

Cider Bread, a Devotion

Stained Glass Demons of Fairford

Literary Types: Roy Bourque’s new book ‘We Believe’ is about perspective

 

WEEK OF 12-5-2021

Blacktail is a mysterious story of witches between occult and Slavic folklore

California school district reportedly encourages using witchcraft on people who say ‘all lives matter’

Witchcraft-related crimes continue unabated in Andhra Pradesh

‘Sorcery’ the fastest-growing search term on Bible Gateway

Suspected cultist beheads man over alleged involvement in son’s mysterious illness

Jack Parsons: The real-life, whacked-out rocket scientist in ‘The Department of Truth’

Thomas to Give Free Talks on Witches, Aliens at JCDO

Anne Rice’s Lives Of The Mayfair Witches Release Date, Cast, Plot – What We Know So Far

Hex the Cards with Decks of Folly in Alexa Dexa’s “Bewitch Yourself”

CA District’s CRT Files Teach Students How to Use ‘Witchcraft’ Against People Who Say ‘All Lives Matter’

Psychiatry and witchcraft

Did Christmas Really Start as a Pagan Holiday?

The Real-Life Witch Who Heavily Influenced The Craft

Woman branded ‘witch’, thrashed

Of Revivals, Convulsions, and Witchcraft Panics

Critical Race Trove From California District Tells Students How To Use Witchcraft On People Who Say ‘All Lives Matter’

Little Alchemy cheats: Full list of combinations, recipes and elements

Sam Lee live review: preserving the old ways through song

Anne Rice’s Mayfair Witches gets series order from AMC

This week in Christian history: Saint Nicholas dies, anti-witchcraft edict and papal bull

A Good Year, A Hard Year

‘Let it try darling, I’ll dance it off!’ Craig Revel Horwood, 56, shrugs off fears of ghosts gatecrashing his wedding to Jonathan Myring, 35, at haunted venue

Pagan & Shinto News: Japan’s Princess Aiko Attends Shinto Coming-Of-Age Ceremonies

Celebrations of light in the dark months

Witchcraft

There’s a Very Unfortunate Reason ‘Sorcery’ Was 2021’s Fastest Growing Bible Search Term

Group rescues snakes from witchcraft rituals in Kenya

‘Sorcery’ Most Popular Search for 2021 on Bible Gateway? The Answer Is One Word and It’s Not ‘Witchcraft’

On Being A Christian Pagan Mystic – The author of the linked piece COULD claim to be watermelon–but that wouldn’t make it true.

There are pagans. There are mystics. There are Christians. There are pagan mystics but there are NO Christian pagan mystics.

Blessing For What is Forbidden — and Permitted

 

WEEK OF 11-28-2021

Anne Rice gets another AMC show, this one about witches

80s swag, local art and stuff for witches: 3 new shops open in downtown Syracuse

ANNE RICE’S LIVES OF THE MAYFAIR WITCHES GETS A SERIES

Stillroom focuses on the metaphysical

Nigerian priest saves traditional artefacts from Christian converts

3 Forms of Divination and How They Work – ALL divination works the same way.

“When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.”
–Deuteronomy 18:9-11

Youth sentenced to lifer for murder on suspicion of practicing witchcraft

‘Harry Potter’: Horcruxes and You, a Guide to Splitting Your Soul Through Murder

VFX Legion share their magical feats of digital sorcery for Disney’s ‘Just Beyond’

Psychics and astrologers are huge on Instagram. Now scammers are impersonating them

Tattoos and Christianity: Tattoos are Leaving their Mark on Christianity – Actually, tattoos are leaving their mark on FAKE Christianity.

Girl dies after drinking potion given by sorcerer

Akwa Ibom: Witches as ‘economic agents’

‘He said he’d had a witch doctor put a curse on my unborn babies’: The sick and unusual threats Jeffrey Epstein made to the woman who dared to speak out against him

Space pagans and smartphone witches: Where tech meets mysticism

Pagan & Shinto News: Hundreds Of Offerings To Egyptian Goddess Found In 3500-year-old Trash Pile

Holigay Gift Guide: For Winter Solstice

Everything To Know About The Alleged 13th Sign’s Rollercoaster Personality

We joined a Witch Coven (VIDEO)

Snake sorcery, witchcraft and deliverance

Psychic Alleges She Is Victim of Rival Out to Damage Her Reputation

Check out these 20 awesome Lord of the Rings tattoos

Intuitive Magic is More than Making Stuff Up

Your Capricorn December Horoscope Is Here

Why pick on witches?

Jeff Goldblum still sceptical after TV witch connects him with late parents

It’s not witchcraft, but physics: Here’s the story behind ‘Gravity Hill’ in Sterling, CT

The World’s 10 Most Unique Christmas Traditions

Water witches, or dousers, are finding new clients in a drier Calfornia

Hyderabad: Father-son duo arrested for raping two sisters, practicing witchcraft

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 the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”
-—1 Corinthians 1:18-19

COMPILED BY Jeremiah James
–with Mondo Frazier

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Miniature Toy Racing Cars

MANY regard miniature racing cars as just another toy to be collected, stored and then, misplaced.

However, listening to a conversation by former aficionados of the past time made one realize how DEVOTED these miniature car lovers really were.

Many of the formerly-obsessive types who described these small, scale model racers were NOW in their early 40’s. But there were also those in their 50’s and 60’s whose eyes also shone when referring to the toys.

It seemed–at least from the overheard conversation–that the RACING aspect was purely a secondary consideration.  The main attraction of such toys appeared to be their easy availability and low cost (which put them into the price range of even the most money-challenged child), as well as the ready replacement of any miniature car which broke and THE FACT THAT THEY PERFORMED FAIRLY WELL.

Though racing might have been a SECONDARY consideration, it WAS a consideration.

One of the aspects of this overheard discussion was the pluses and minuses of various plastic race tracks used for competitions among the miniature race car fans of yesteryear.

Another point which was discussed was the EASY destruction of the (mostly) plastic cars.  Singled out was whenever someone stepped on one of these miniature racers.  It appears FEW cars could survive the stepping-on experience, with one reference to the “wheels popping off” whenever that took place.

This conversation brought back memories of an acquaintance who was OVER 70-YEARS-OLD.  This man also carried on a love affair with miniature toy racing cars, although this man’s MAIN desire seemed to be die-cast metal toy cars. This particular toy car appeared shortly before the popular PLASTIC scale model cars referred to in the overheard discussion.

This man also bought MORE THAN JUST CARS.

After one recent purchase of an airplane, the man excitedly asked, “Did you know that Honda made planes?”

The man then related the history of Honda and Honda’s Aviation Division.

This 71-year-old die-cast devotee also was VERY CAREFUL in displaying his finds during his recent return to the miniature car world. The man purchased several 1×2 boards, which he then made into display space for his miniature cars buys.

This contrasted with those involved in the overheard conversation.  More than one of those fans described the “milk crates full of cars” which indicated how those small vehicles were once stored in days gone by.

Maybe it was because most of those involved in this conversation were describing a childhood toy collection?

HOWEVER, of those who were involved in that overheard SPIRITED discussion of their former focus, NONE had pursued this once-hobby into adulthood.

Perhaps the conversation they all so eagerly engaged in was just a way of examining a fond memory of the past that was more pleasant than the present?

The conversation turned a bit down as the youth of today was addressed.

Referring to his son, one man lamented this ignorance of today’s youth with the mournful, “He doesn’t even know what those are.”

Which brought to mind an appropriate Bible verse.

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”
–1CORINTHIANS 13:11

Of course, thoughts of the 71-year-old acquaintance who had recently renewed his earlier, childhood toy love THEN reminded one that perhaps those in that conversation were just not old enough to once more pay attention to those things which had formerly fascinated them as a child.

HAS the reader ever had a love affair with a toy or other ‘collectible’?

HAS the reader ever wondered why it was that an inanimate object heard such high regard in former times?

WHAT was it that prompted the reader to leave his former love behind–IF the reader has left that love behind?

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: December 27, 2021.]

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