Christmas Time Appears to Soften Men’s Ways

CHRISTMAS TIME

Regardless of the REAL date of Jesus birth and its coinciding with Christmas, Christmas time DOES appear to soften the ways of men in this hard, hard world.

The arguments FOR this point of view are largely subjective. However, that does NOT mean those arguments are invalid.

Perhaps the reader has observed some of the same behaviors and can compare those during Christmas time and with those the rest of the year?

1- What man can tell WHY folks seem to soften their ways around Christmas?  Maybe it is sparked by a long-ago memory of a happy time during Christmas time? Maybe it is a time remembered when one’s family unit BEHAVED as if they were a family?  Maybe it is just a opportunity for those who have hardened their hearts to unharden them?

An acquaintance was picking up a fast food order the other day and as he went to slide his card to pay for it, a man came up to him and told him to ‘put his card away.  It was already taken care of.’  The man not only paid the acquaintance’s food tab, he gave him a $40 gift card for the restaurant as well.

Who knows why the man did this?  But it was done during Christmas time, so that season will get the blame for the man’s actions.

A short discussion on GIVING as had last week and it was pointed out that it was probably better to give directly to a person in need than use a middleman (charity organization).  The response stuck in one’s mind afterwards.

“As long as that person (in need) IS given something.”

While waiting in line to pay for a cup of coffee, when one approached the window where you pay, the lady informed that the car in front had already paid for this order.  The lady in the car in front paid for the order BECAUSE the car in front of her paid for HER order.

All of this took place at Christmas time.

2- Folks appear to SMILE more often during the Christmas season.  Yes, this is HIGHLY subjective: has the reader noticed anything similar?

3- What makes acts of randomized giving stand out EVEN MORE is that they have happened during a Christmas time of want.  Though, the economy has had its problems, people STILL want to open their wallets a little during Christmas time–even when times are not so good.

4- Even if it is only LIP SERVICE, folks’ talk-talk softens and becomes more cheery during the Christmas holidays.  Perhaps this is brought about by the massive amount of GOOD THOUGHTS running through the heads of other folks who surround those who voice cheerful words?  Perhaps not.

These are a few of the reasons Christmas time has been noticed as an agent to soften the normally-hard hearts of men.

HAS the reader noticed anything similar?

It is not YET too late–although time is surely running out: 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

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

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: December 14, 2022.]

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Random Thoughts 17

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RANDOM THOUGHTS 17
Originally posted: October 3, 2022

Various bits of miscellany which have accumulated (mostly on sticky notes and scraps of paper) since the last RANDOM THOUGHTS (about four months ago).

* When the judgment bill comes due for ALL of those who do not believe, it would be natural to feel a bit of sympathy for those poor, benighted folks…

EXCEPT, they richly deserve their bills, having turned aside ALL pleas to change their ways BEFORE that due date.

IF the reader is one of the ones who will feel the wrath of God’s judgment, know that there exists a number of their fellows who must weigh sympathy with reason.

IF the reader is one who will NOT feel the wrath of God’s judgment, give thanks and praise for this relatively-rare circumstance.

IF the reader is UNSURE of what group into which he will fall, then it’s time to make a COMPLETE break with the world and its wicked ways.

* The list of former #1 retail giants in the USA looks to grow longer before the day is done.

For DECADES, Sears and Roebucks ruled that lofty spot, using its mail order operations to climb to #1–and stay there.

K-Mart next took over in the mid-80’s as the #1 retailer in the USA.  WalMart overtook K-Mart and became #1–where it stands today.

Readers would NOT be amiss if they suspected that WalMart will NOT maintain its #1 position.

What company will replace them?

Who knows?

One might hazard a guess that it might be one of the dollar-store chains EXCEPT that it appears that there is a ‘race-to-the-bottom’ going on between those establishments.

One store in a big dollar-store chain was CLOSED for business for NO APPARENT REASON twelve days of the past two weeks. A number of stories circulated as to WHY the store was closed, but NONE of the reasons given were particularly credible.

* Joe Biden could very well become President “Kick Me” before it’s all said and done–particularly if the Corporate Media has its way.


PAST RANDOM THOUGHTS


* IF one comments on Satan’s Mouthpiece (the Corporate Media) each and every day, one can avoid sounding like a broken record by NOT sounding the SAME warning in the SAME way each and every day.

Which is ONE good reason the wicked do NOT hear the same warnings every day–though the wicked remain wicked and those warnings remain valid.

* Here is a thought which has been entertained more than once over the years: IF a thought becomes a part of one’s normal thinking pattern, can it STILL be considered ‘random’?

* ‘When Jesus returns to earth’ is a phrase one will not hear uttered by those who are NOT believers–which is the primary reason those who do NOT believe God’s Word are so surprised at the events which take place which are CLEARLY forewarned of by the Bible.

* Deceivers believe that all success they have is due to their great and glorious intellectual advantage they enjoy over their prey. That their prey is also deceived and blinded is not taken into their calculations.

* Does the reader believe that the various government road departments in charge of keeping our roads well-maintained have suddenly forgotten how to do their jobs? After decades of such departments keeping the public roadways in fairly good repair (regardless of the various complaints about potholes heard from time-to-time), the end times are now a time when one takes one’s life into one’s hands whenever one ventures onto the blacktopped pathways we call ‘roads.’ This is mainly due to roadway departments complaining of a lack of money–even though their departments, by any and all indicators, are over-flowing with cash.

DOES the reader sometimes have ‘random thoughts?’

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

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 3, 2022.]

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Busy Week: Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th

This Friday [May 13, 2022] marks a day when the superstitious among us have something to talk about.

This Friday is a FRIDAY THE 13TH.

This Friday is the ONLY FRIDAY THE 13TH in 2022–although 2023 will have TWO of the days within its 12 months (January and October).

According to stories told by those who must believe them, FRIDAY THE 13TH is a day when “bad luck” is out and about.

MORE: Hand of God: No Such Thing as Luck

MORE: Hand of God: No Good Luck, No Bad Luck

Friday the 13th is ALSO a day when ‘spooks’ are interacting with mankind.

Among the recurring pieces on Friday the 13th, the ONE constant in ALL of them is that superstition is a form of IDOLATRY.

We’ll say this about Friday the 13th.

Idolatry is the elevation, exaltation, love, admiration or reverence for ANYTHING over God Almighty.

That makes superstition a type of idolatry.

And Friday the 13th is superstition.

Though many of the stories surrounding Friday the 13th are based on real events, the day itself is about superstition.

And superstition is a type of idolatry.

End Times Prophecy Headlines: November 13, 2015

Moderns do LOVE to be frightened–or maybe only when the fear is part of an ENTERTAINMENT package and they KNOW they are safe from harm?

With this in mind, one of the most popular of all slasher films series is titled “Friday the 13th.”

The belief that FRIDAY THE 13TH is an unlucky day is fairly recent–perhaps only dating back 100-200 years or so.

While there is evidence of both Friday and the number 13 being considered unlucky, there is no record of the two items being referred to as especially unlucky in conjunction before the 19th century.

Actually, the number ’13’ is generally considered to be a LUCKY number in Italy.

Some sources claim that accidents go DOWN on Friday the 13th; others claim that accidents go UP on that day.

DOES the reader have any odd or unusual beliefs associated with Friday the 13th?

DOES the reader have any MEMORIES associated with Friday the 13th?

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:  May 11, 2022.]

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One Way Of Convincing Doubters

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There must be something about snow and ice forming on the landscape that makes some men wax poetic.

Several days ago, during a (cold–but seasonal) winter storm, someone make a remark which caused one listener to exclaim out loud, “I wish I had said that!”

There was a group of five or six men and a couple of women outside in the blowing snow.

The roads were coated with ice and snow because, for some reason, the Department of Highways chose NOT to do anything to the local roads.

One or two passes with the blade of a salt truck would have left completely-clean roads.

But one or two passes of a salt truck may as well have been some unattainable ticket to paradise.

It just was NOT happening that afternoon.

It was at that moment that one of the younger (25-30-years-old) men said out loud, “You know why they don’t plow the roads?”

The man continued:

“They don’t plow the roads because it makes the snow seem so much worse.”

Apparently, this guy was just getting warmed up.

“It’s the same thing as no power. Having no power is a GREAT way to convince all of the doubters that the bad weather is REALLY bad.”

When one onlooker chimed in that he ‘wished he had said that,’ the response was rather mild.

“It’s true!”

DOES the reader believe that all of those in authority have nothing else but your best interests in mind?

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: February 9, 2022.]

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A Canny ‘Back To Normal’ Observation

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Occasionally, a person makes a GRAND observation by just stating the obvious.

Sometimes, that person doesn’t even know he was making an observation.

And every now and then, a person delivers their observation as a way of being pithy–as well as honest–about a circumstance which they might not be totally prepared for.

And so it was that a few days ago–during an ice storm which killed electric power to a LARGE number of homes (most for several days) nearby–someone made an observation which, not only stuck in the mind of the listener, it CONTINUED to grow in that same mind.

The observation?

“And we were just getting back to normal, too.  Not really NORMAL normal, but as close to normal as we’ve been for the past year or so.”

Canny.

The person made this observation during a trip over snow-and-ice-covered roads on her way to the nearest town.

BEFORE she could leave, she had to hurriedly attend to several small children.

THEN, she had to dig her car out of being covered with snow and get it roadworthy so she could see out the windows.

FINALLY, she made her way into the nearest town (everything outside of town being shut down for lack of power) over slippery–but ultimately driveable roads.

It was while this woman was hunched over the steering wheel–her mind ALMOST totally occupied by the task of safely steering her car to town–that she made her observation.

The passenger was impressed with her outlook–even more so after he thought AGAIN on it later.

There were a NUMBER of additional observations which could be made about the woman’s statement.  Perhaps, they will be made at a later date?

For now, we’ll settle for just a couple of the following comments.

What was noticeable was her calling her life situation BEFORE the ‘pandemic’ “NORMAL normal.”

Also, what was noticed was that she must have been HIGHLY adaptable in order for her to find her present life–with its MANY changes wrought by COVID-19–“close to normal.”

The woman made her observation (seemingly without thinking much on it)  to a passenger as she related all of the CIRCUMSTANCES necessary in order for her to leave on her excursion.

And WHY did the woman jump through all of those hoops in order to make a journey to town?

She wanted a pack of cigarettes.

DOES the reader ever hear someone make a observation which sticks in the reader’s mind?

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: February 8, 2022.]

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A Few Reminders About End Times Drugs, Legal and Illegal

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IF one is searching for information on DRUGS–particularly, of those concoctions formulated for end times’ use–one comes across a LOT of sheer and utter NONSENSE.

It is suspected that some of the NONSENSE comes from well-meaning people who are writing down what they have heard from those who INTENTIONALLY mislead on the topic. However, MOST of the drivel is written to INTENTIONALLY mislead any who show an interest in that particular subject.

Why would someone INTENTIONALLY mislead others on the topic of end times’ drugs?

With the preceding in mind, ETPR presents a few reminders about end times’ drugs.

1- The Greek word used by the writers of the New Testament is pharmakeia, which means “the use of medicine, drugs or spells.” One word which USED to be automatically associated with ‘pharmakeia’ was ‘poison(ing).’ THAT usage has almost completely disappeared (At least from the Internet).

Contrary to what some websites which CLAIM to provide the reader with sound Biblical information, there is NO ‘pharmakeia’ used in the Old Testament. ‘Pharmakeia’ is a GREEK word; the Old Testament was written in HEBREW.  The NEW Testament was written in Greek: therefore, the reader will find ‘pharmakeia’ (and related words) in the NEW Testament.

2- ANYONE who has sat through a television commercial with its mandatory drug warnings attached to ALL legal drugs in the USA can attest that ALL legal drugs can make a person sick and even DIE.

Isn’t this a fairly good definition of “poison“?

One of the tidbits of information that many ONCE had was the famous observation by the man called “the father of toxicology.

The dose makes the poison.”

This is supposedly the basis of a crucial difference between poison and drugs.

It also leads to the conclusion: IF you are going to poison someone, do it slowly.

It’s best if they are poisoned over YEARS–such as legal drugs many times do.

3- MORE sound, Biblical information on drugs (both legal and illegal) in the end times follow.

4- Those who dwell upon the earth during the end times have been HEAVILY indoctrinated to believe there is a GREAT dividing line between LEGAL and ILLEGAL drugs.

There is not.

What drugs are legal and what drugs are declared to be illegal is more of a fashion statement by particular governments, which may be using the TEMPORARY declaration that a drug is ‘illegal’ as a way of marketing that drug, both now and in the future.

The reader can know this to be true by what drugs are illegal AT THE MOMENT.

Marijuana (cannabis) was once LEGAL in the USA (and much of the rest of the world) until the 1930’s.  The drug remained illegal in the USA (though recreationally popular during this period) for roughly 77 years.  US states began to legalize cannabis in 2012, beginning with the state of Washington.

Ketamine is another drug which has drifted in and out of official favor.

Ketamine–used as a well-known animal tranquilizer–was LEGAL in the USA until about the end of the 20th century. THEN, it was declared to be ILLEGAL for recreational use.  NOW, 20+ years later, Ketamine is being promoted as a drug which can help the afflicted–particularly those who suffer from depression–LARGELY by the medical establishment.

There are many other substances which dash across the line of legality for a time–before returning to their ‘illegal’ status.

5- ILLEGAL drugs always have had the promotional benefit of the “allure of the forbidden.”

6- There are many LEGAL drugs which alter the user’s perception of reality.

There are many ILLEGAL drugs which do the same.

When the great majority of the populace once lived their lives according to the truth found in God’s Word, one of the attractions of illegitimate supernatural power was its ability to alter perceptions. This aspect of contact with invisible beings has been reported for CENTURIES.

As drugs are described as “pharmakeia” in several places in the Bible, is it possible that ‘pharmakeia’ (drugs) do not work PHYSICALLY, but SPIRITUALLY?

7- ‘PHARMAKEIA’ is translated as “WITCHCRAFT” in Galatians 5:20.

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
–Galatians 5:19-21

THE SAME WORD (pharmaeia) is translated as ‘SORCERIES’ and ‘SORCERY’ elsewhere.

“And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.”
–Revelation 18:23

“Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.”
–Revelation 9:21

Does the reader feel that there may be SOME connection with witchcraft and sorcery (both of which employ familiar spirits) and pharmakeia?

DOES the reader believe drugs (both legal and illegal) are not everything they are made out to be?

These are just SEVEN friendly reminders about drugs during the times in which we now live.

DOES the reader believe that the drugs which are sold to him in his local pharmacy are safe and effective?

HAS the reader ever questioned what ‘effective’ (as used in drug advertisements) could possibly mean?

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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 4, 2022.]

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OBSERVATIONS: Everything A Person Believes

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OCCASIONALLY, a person wishes he could have recorded a particular discussion.

On those occasions, one usually doesn’t realize UNTIL LATER how many good points were covered AT THE TIME such a discussion took place.

And so it was that a few weeks ago, a discussion which touched on one’s BELIEFS took place–and it wasn’t until later that it was discovered that MANY good points were raised (by BOTH involved in the discussing).

As was already stated: sometimes a person wishes they had a recording of such a conversation–to later refer to and so NOTHING important would be forgotten.

BUT the conversation was NOT recorded–and so, reliance upon one’s memories will have to do–however spotty and imperfect those memories might be.

However, TWELVE points WERE remembered–and so, those TWELVE have been listed for the reader.

Therefore, SOME of the points touched upon during a discussion of one’s BELIEFS follow–along with a number of observations on those points.

1- EVERYTHING one believes: he believes what he is told.

It does NOT matter what that belief is.

This is one BIG reason Satan’s mystery of iniquity places such GREAT emphasis on education.

“Get ’em when they’re YOUNG!”

2- Education NOT ONLY teaches the points which one’s belief system is built upon, it constantly REWARDS those who memorize and learn the stories they have been told.

The ‘education system’ is all about rewarding those who learn the finer points of the stories they are told by the education system.

3- One surprising fact is that so many younger, self-reliant youth REBEL against what they are told–no matter if they are told over and over and over again.

A GREAT NUMBER of readers will agree: The youth don’t like to listen.

Oh, they’re listening, but they believe they are NOT.

One way to KNOW this is the number of formerly-rebellious youth who end up being ‘molded’ into fine, upstanding citizens.

4- Another surprising fact is the great number of those once-REBELLIOUS YOUTH–who want to learn to do things ‘their own way’–who eventually end up returning to the fold by following the stories they once rebelled against.

5- MOST people think they pick and choose what they believe.  This is because MOST like to feel they have SOME measure of control over their lives.

However, MOST do not ‘pick and choose’ what they believe. What MOST people end up believing is chosen FOR THEM by those in control of education,entertainment, the culture and other points of reference in one’s life.

6- IF the reader has been told false stories all of his life, he will come to believe lies–though the lie-believer probably does not realize he is being told falsehoods.

WHY is the reader told lies?

There is more than one reason, BUT one BIG reason folks are told so many lies:  IF One Does Not Know the Problem, One Can Never Find a Solution

7- The reader can KNOW he is being indoctrinated NOW by how repetitious the stories he reads every day are.

“But the most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over. Here, as so often in this world, persistence is the first and most important requirement for success.”
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Has the reader EVER wondered why that which he is told is constantly repeated?

Even stories which were told 20, 30 or 100 years ago are regularly repeated–by education; by entertainment; by the media–in order to keep those who believe on the hook.

8- IF ONLY the reader would think back and remember how repetitious the stories were which he was told when he was YOUNGER (by the education system, for example).

9- MOST feel they are able to choose what they believe BECAUSE they choose what to believe from a bouquet of stories they are given as a youth.

10- So-called ‘conspiracy theories’ gain a LOT of adherents because MANY who KNOW the stories they are told are NOT true LOOK AROUND for alternate explanations.

MOST discount the truth of God’s Word because one of the most constant points of indoctrination are attacks on the validity of God’s Word.

11- Eventually, most leave conspiracy theories behind because they discover that the information presented in most conspiracy theories is no more reliable than the information they KNEW was false in the first place.

The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.”
Vladimir Lenin

12- Those FEW who turn to the truth of God’s Word find they are given ‘infallible proofs’ which allow them to pierce the cover of darkness and deception which surround the world’s stories.

Since the world knows NOTHING about such information, the world assumes it must NOT exist.

Therefore, the world remains deceived.

“And the great dragon…that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world”
–Revelation 12:9

And those are the points REMEMBERED–as well as the odd observation or two–from a conversation held ONLY a few weeks ago.

HAS the reader ever wondered how he arrived at his set of beliefs?

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?

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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: January 5, 2022.]

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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier

image: Image by Darkmoon Art from Pixabay.com

© Jeremiah J. Jameson and End Times Prophecy Report, 2012-19. © Mondo Frazier and End Times Prophecy Report, DBKP 2007-2019. 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.

Link Disclaimer: inclusion of links to other blogs/websites is not necessarily an endorsement of all content posted in those blogs/websites.

[NOTE: The following articles are from a service. We neither endorse nor at times have much control over them–although we do, of course, enjoy articles originating from this website on this service. Some articles illustrate points made in ETPR articles; some are merely for the reader’s edification or education.

ALL such links appearing in End Times Prophecy Headlines, such as those below, should originate at ETPR.

RE: our link disclaimer: there are links, from time-to-time which appear on this site which we neither approve nor endorse. The frequency of these types of links will no doubt grow worse. All effort is made to remove such links when we become aware of them.

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