Are Playing Cards Acceptable in the Bible?

PLAYING CARD

Quite a lively debate has been raging between a person who believes there is NOTHING WRONG with associating with playing cards and another who believes that playing cards are just another ‘wile of the devil.’

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
–Ephesians 5:11

SO, which is it?

Are playing cards–which have been around for roughly 2400 years–a tool of Satan or are they merely clever distractions to while away the odd, unused minutes?

More importantly, does God’s Word have anything to say on the matter?

This discussion has been ongoing for what seems like FOREVER.  One person will lead with their best shot.  INSTEAD of fully answering that shot, the other person unlimbers one of their own.  The barbs get traded back and forth, NOTHING, it seems, ever gets decided, and the question–after MONTHS of intense conversations–remains pretty much UNANSWERED–each side remaining UNCONVINCED of the validity of the other.

We decided to offer readers the best couple of ‘shots’ EACH participant in this arena has offered up–as well as our OWN take on the matter.

1- Playing cards have been used for divination and divination is roundly CONDEMNED in God’s Word.

“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… For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD.”
–Deuteronomy 18:10,12

This is a STRONG argument–BUT, it does have a few flaws in it.

OUR TAKE: YES, playing cards HAVE been used by various tricksters as a form of divination–or revealing things about the future.  BUT, devining tricksters have used a NUMBER of ordinary objects to ply their craft.

STILL, a home which contains playing cards contains methods of divination which are still used today among the unwise.

IF a person wants to partake of divination, they can use any number of common items in a household–including playing cards.

2- PLAYING CARDS eat up time better spent talking to God or some other spiritual matter.

“Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.”
–Old Saying

OUR TAKE: Satan is ALWAYS looking for idle hands or idle minds–and he uses them BOTH to further his evil.

Playing cards DO indicate idle hands.  And idle hands usually indicate an idle mind.  God’s Word cautions against devoting ANY time to ANYTHING that is NOT God. God’s Word also cautions against idle talk.

“And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.”
–Mark 12:29-30

“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
–Matthew 12:36

Jesus ALSO advised His followers to stay busy–and staying busy does NOT include playing cards.

“And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.”
–Luke 19:13

While PLAYING CARDS are not usually a primary source of idleness, they CONTRIBUTE mightily.

And now, for the OTHER side.

A- Playing cards are nothing more than a harmless distraction to help one from falling prey to bad thoughts. Better a playing card than something WORSE!

God’s Word doesn’t really have much good to say about distractions as a behavior.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”
–1PETER 5:8

Perhaps this is why few Bible verses were used by this person–INSTEAD, he relied on many quotes of the world to shore up his points.

“I needed something—the distraction of another life—to alleviate fear.”
Brett Easton Ellis

“The most dangerous distractions are the ones you love, but that don’t love you back.”
Warren Buffett

(IF memory serves, this last quote was used with the observation that FEW love playing cards.)

“Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short.”

(AGAIN, trusting to memory, this was used to demonstrate how common distractions are.)

OUR TAKE: Is summed up by a quote from the world.

“Idle hands (which distractions USUALLY produce OR at least, indicate) are the devil’s workshop.”

B- IF someone wants to get involved in TROUBLE, they will manage to do so–whether they have access to playing cards or not.

OUR TAKE: While true, this says NOTHING about the goodness or badness of PLAYING CARDS.

God’s Word is NOT shy about declaring ANYTHING which distracts from God or God’s Worship as ‘foolish.’

Was the reader swayed one way or another by any of the arguments listed?

There were MANY other points from BOTH sides. God willing, we MAY address these in the future.

Our OVERALL assessment goes something like this: playing cards MAY NOT come directly from Satan–BUT, Satan is not unfamiliar with PLAYING CARDS.

WHAT does the reader think about the use of playing cards?

IS it a PATH one walks down to find Satan?

OR, is it a road to God?

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?

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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

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

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 24, 2023.]

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End Times Prophecy Headlines: May 24, 2023

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“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.”
Matthew 24:4

NEWS“The best way to keep a prisoner from escaping is to make sure he never knows he’s in prison.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky

===INTERNATIONAL

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532 days until Election Day 2024

Days left in Joe Biden’s Term: 608

“Most people want security in this world, not liberty.
H. L. Mencken

SATAN’S MOUTHPIECE: The Corporate Media

Man charged with threatening to kill President Biden after he crashed a U-Haul truck into White House security gates before Secret Service took him into custody

No agreement yet on debt ceiling, but Biden, McCarthy say they’re optimistic

“Meet the new boss…same as the old boss.”
–The Who, Won’t get fooled again

Statement from President Joe Biden on Historic Agreement to Protect Colorado River System – Some days, it’s a wonder that ANY government work gets done, what with all of the time and resources spent on presidential statements…

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Emergency Declaration

“A Colorado teacher has been suspended after he allowed students to hit a piñata with Donald Trump’s face on it. I do have to say, it was a pretty realistic Trump piñata because when the kids broke it open, a bunch of Russian coins fell out.”
–-James Corden (2017)

Donald Trump Prophecy?

“Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. It’s not entitlement. An entitlement is what people on welfare get, and how free are they? It’s not an endlessly expanding list of rights: the “right” to education, the “right” to food and housing. That’s not freedom, that’s dependency. Those aren’t rights, those are the rations of slavery: hay and a barn for human cattle.”
-—P.J. O’Rourke

QUOTES: A Few Thoughts on Voting

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
Winston Churchill

Others might insist that a five-minute conversation with one of the political puppets is the best argument against democracy.

Things of This World: Faith and Trust in Politics

“But actually, he thought as he readjusted the Ministry of Plenty’s figures, it was not even forgery. It was merely the substitution of one piece of nonsense for another. Most of the material that you were dealing with had no connection with anything in the real world, not even the kind of connection that is contained in a direct lie. Statistics were just as much a fantasy in their original version as in their rectified version. A great deal of time you were expected to make them up out of your head.”
–On changing government statistics – George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

POLLS: Another Way to Lie

Do you believe the media? Then why do you believe their lying polls?

“Political campaigns today are all side shows, all honors, all bombast, glitter, and speeches. These are for the most part unrelated to the main business of studying the party scientifically, of supplying the public with party, candidate, platform, and performance, and selling the public these ideas and products.”
Edward Bernays, Propaganda (1928)

POLLS: The Fiction of Polls and Public Opinion

“There is no public opinion. There is only published opinion.”
–Winston Churchill

The Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy and Polls

“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
John 20:31

“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 1:16power-of-salvation-the-gospel-of-Jesus-Christ

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

The Gospel is Hidden to Those who are Lost


NINE YEARS AGO

FALSE REVIVAL, FALSE EXPERIENCE, FALSE CHRISTIANITY

Staged? Fake or genuine?

“He [Jesus Christ] was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.“
–John 1:10-13

Why I Miss Being A Born-Again Christian – Many young people have publicly blamed Ken Ham for their claimed falling away–but not this one.

This case is a good example of the legions of Americans who feel they have been born again because they recited the “sinner’s prayer” at a “revival.”

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From the young man’s testimony, he never experienced a new birth; a new birth of the Spirit.

“Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”
–John 3:3-5

The new birth supersedes all previous determinants and is now decisive in whether or not one has joined the kingdom of heaven.

“For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.”
–Galatians 6:15

The new birth is a total transformation.

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
–2Corinthians 5:17

The new birth is the fulfillment of a long ago promise of God Almighty.

“A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.”
–Ezekiel 36:26

Now the author of the linked piece joins millions of “backsliders” (not a New Testament term) in slandering the Christianity they never knew–but have been told they did.

Millions of Americans–and other around the world–have experienced the false profit machine that many call “revival.” It trades a false experience of Christianity for money.

Both sides appear to obtain something of value.

But both sides usually end up deceived, disappointed and in disarray.

Freedom from the false spirits of Revival

The following information was a great help to me in getting rid of those wild manifestations presented by false revivals and revivalists, teachers, evangelists, apostles and prophets, the big-named elitists as well as those considered  nameless, faceless but false non- the- less, through the word of faith, false prophetic, healing, and all other ungodly teachings and impartations, anointings, giftings and visitations, dreams and visions through improper teaching and improper use of “laying on of hands”, and the anointing with oil,  and by way of agreement and acceptance of these things by the deceived believer.   The demonic, sensual, and much sought after tangible presence of and voice of “god”,  to entice the believer to expect a physical touch, feeling, experience, or emotional response from God, or to speak in other, often several different languages that he himself does not know, otherwise known as “diverse tongues”. Additionally to expect to receive new revelation, gifts, power, authority, and healings, prophetic or creative ability by way of visitation and impartation by angels or by way of impartation by another person individually or through “fire tunnels” who claims the God-given ability to pass these on.

All these have set themselves against the Holiness of all that is God, His deity, person, and presence of the one and only true Holy Spirit and the infallible word of God through salvation by the blood of Jesus Christ and the true message of the Gospel, the way Father God intended from the beginning.

(I think that covers it.)

“And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
–Romans 12:2

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MAY 2022

THE END TIMES WORLD IS A DARK, DARK PLACE. JESUS IS THE LIGHT.

LIGHT IN THE DARK

The world–particularly the end times world–is a dark, dark place.

The darkness is caused by DECEPTION.

“And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.”
–1JOHN 5:19

[One of the deceptions is the Satan-approved Bible translations which change 1JOHN 5:19 from “the whole world lieth in wickedness.” to “the whole world lies in the Wicked One.” But ANYONE who has studied the verse in the original Greek KNOWS that the original KJV translation is the CORRECT ONE.]

“For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.”
–Isaiah 60:2

Though the world be covered in the darkness of deception, Jesus is the light of the world.

“And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.”
–John 1:5

“…he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.”
–Daniel 2:22

“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
–John 8:12

Time is growing short.

Follow Jesus Christ.

Follow the light.


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–Franklin D. Roosevelt

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“We are now 11 weeks away from the first Republican presidential debate. The debate will be held in a 300-seat theater, so there’ll be almost enough seats for all the candidates.”
-–Seth Meyers (2015)

‘Blood in the water for DeSantis’: Trump world embraces Tim Scott’s candidacy

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Ten Years Already?


ARE PLAYING CARDS ACCEPTABLE IN THE BIBLE?

PLAYING CARD

Quite a lively debate has been raging between a person who believes there is NOTHING WRONG with associating with playing cards and another who believes that playing cards are just another ‘wile of the devil.’

“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
–Ephesians 5:11

SO, which is it?

Are playing cards–which have been around for roughly 2400 years–a tool of Satan or are they merely clever distractions to while away the odd, unused minutes?

This discussion has been ongoing for what seems like FOREVER.  One person will lead with their best shot.  INSTEAD of fully answering that shot, the other person unlimbers one of their own.  The barbs get traded back and forth, NOTHING, it seems, ever gets decided, and the question–after MONTHS of intense conversations–remains pretty much UNANSWERED.

We decided to offer readers the best couple of ‘shots’ EACH participant in this arena has offered up–as well as our OWN take on the matter.

1- Playing cards have been used for divination and divination is roundly CONDEMNED in God’s Word.

“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… For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD.”
–Deuteronomy 18:10,12

This is a STRONG argument–BUT, it does have a few flaws in it.

OUR TAKE: YES, playing cards HAVE been used by various tricksters as a form of divination–or revealing things about the future.  BUT, devining tricksters have used a NUMBER of ordinary objects to ply their craft.

STILL, a home which contains playing cards contains a method of divination which is still used today among the unwise.

IF a person wants to partake of divination, they can use any number of common items in a household–including playing cards.

2- PLAYING CARDS eat up time better spent talking to God or some other spiritual matter.

“Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.”
–Old Saying

OUR TAKE: Satan is ALWAYS looking for idle hands or idle minds–and he uses them BOTH to further his evil.

Playing cards DO indicate idle hands.  And idle hands usually indicate an idle mind.  God’s Word cautions against devoting ANY time to ANYTHING that is NOT God. God’s Word also cautions against idle talk.

“And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.”
–Mark 12:29-30

“But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.”
–Matthew 12:36

Jesus ALSO advised His followers to stay busy–and staying busy does NOT include playing cards.

“And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.”
–Luke 19:13

While PLAYING CARDS are not usually a primary source of idleness, they CONTRIBUTE mightily.

And now, for the OTHER side.

A- Playing cards are nothing more than a harmless distraction to help one from falling prey to bad thoughts. Better a playing card than something WORSE!

God’s Word doesn’t really have much good to say about distractions.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”
–1PETER 5:8

Perhaps this is why few Bible verses were used by this person–INSTEAD, he relied on many quotes of the world to shore up his points.

“I needed something—the distraction of another life—to alleviate fear.”
Brett Easton Ellis

“The most dangerous distractions are the ones you love, but that don’t love you back.”
Warren Buffett

(IF memory serves, this last quote was used with the observation that FEW love playing cards.)

“Work is hard. Distractions are plentiful. And time is short.”

(AGAIN, trusting to memory, this was used to demonstrate how common distractions are.)

OUR TAKE: Is summed up by a quote from the world.

“Idle hands (which distractions USUALLY produce) are the devil’s workshop.”

B- IF someone wants to get involved in TROUBLE, they will–whether they have access to playing cards or not.

OUR TAKE: While true, this says NOTHING about the goodness or badness of PLAYING CARDS.

Was the reader swayed one way or another by any of the arguments listed?

There were MANY other points from BOTH sides. God willing, we MAY address these in the future.

Our OVERALL assessment goes something like this: playing cards MAY NOT come directly from Satan–BUT, Satan is not unfamiliar with PLAYING CARDS.


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–-Jimmy Fallon (2014)

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“Bad news. Red Lobster is going out of business. Here’s how I found out. CBS had to move my retirement dinner to Olive Garden.”
-–David Letterman (2014)

TODAY’S “FEUDS

Everyone LOVES to hear and see DRAMA, right?

And what is more dramatic than an apparent feud among the beautiful people, right?

Particularly if the “feud” is between celebrities, politicos or royal nabobs?

IN FACT, the rich and celebrated almost never disagree: they engage in feuds–sometimes for decades after they have ceased being celebrated for anything else.

What would the beautiful people do with themselves if not for their never-ending feuds?

Satan’s Mouthpiece (the Corporate Media) has always had a problem: what to do when too many of the rich and celebrated have NOTHING “newsworthy” to do. When the media gets tired of reporting what the rich and celebrated are wearing, they turn to the tried-and-true method of of fake “feuds” to generate cheap, plastic “news.”

One popular singer’s entire marketing campaign over the years seems to have been based on engaging in one “feud” after another. But, as the “victims” appear to be primarily the singer’s “fans,” it’s hard to get too worked up over the ruse.

Sports, politics and celebrity culture, European royalty–wherever the rich and celebrated congregate: these are the arenas where readers can most often find stories of “feuds.

Oh–and pro wrestling…

One can depend on those who labor for the mystery of iniquity to act, in not only an EVIL manner, but also in a very repetitive one as well.

Case in point: when two followers of Satan are working together, one of the first things they do is establish that they 1-do not like each other; 2- they hate each other; or, 3- are fighting against one another.

Democrats and Republicans, Russia and the USA, members of the same family who toil together for evil ends, famous celebrities who are “feuding” with each other: it happens so often, one occasionally has to wonder, “Does Satan have a university or school where he teaches his followers these tricks?”
—-University of Satan

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FIVE YEARS AGO

FIVE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

five year anniversary

On May 23, 2013 End Times Prophecy Report opened its website to the public.

We backdated a few newsletters and published them (That’s why there are some daily Headlines dated back to May 13, 2013).

We had 19 visitors that first day. A little over 7 months later, we recorded our biggest day: over 70,000 visitors (Which is quite a big day!)

To God goes all the glory.

Thanks to God.

Thanks to all of the readers.

Thanks to everyone who has ever written something for ETPR.

Thanks to anyone who has ever left a comment.

Thanks to all of our subscribers and newsletter readers.

Thanks to the workers of iniquity: they confirm what is written in God’s Word.

Here’s a list (at random) of a few of our most popular articles during our first 2 years.

And here is a subjective list of our 75 most important ETPR articles: 75 Most Important ETPR Articles.

Once more, thank you everyone.

[2021 UPDATE: And now ETPR is eight-years-old!]

[2022 UPDATE: Starting our NINTH year!]

[2023 UPDATE: Starting our TENTH year!  How many more?]


Disbelief is Part of God’s End Times Plan

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“Organizers in L.A. are reportedly planning to make a 1.3-mile-long pizza using 8,000 pounds of dough and 3,600 pounds of cheese. Said residents of L.A., “Oh, is it possible to get that gluten-free?”
–-Seth Meyers (2017)

Chinese citizens sue Florida over law barring them from owning houses

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Virginia’s GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin ‘is considering re-entering 2024 race a month after dropping out to give voters and donors and alternative to flagging DeSantis’

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A PERSON WILL MAKE A LOT OF DECISIONS DURING THE END TIMES

THINKING

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.”
–James 1:12

Those who are alive during the end times will make a LOT of decisions about a LOT of things.

MANY of those decisions will be make WITHOUT much DEEP THOUGHT behind them.

MANY of those decisions will be made WITHOUT much DEEP THOUGHT behind them–but EXCUSES for WHY they made such choices will be READILY available.

And this appears to be EXACTLY the way that God set up the end times.  GOD wants each person to be ON RECORD of having made choices which will LATER look anti-God or Anti-Christ.

GOD wants each and every person to be held responsible for their actions–whatever they may be.

OH, there will be a LOT of regret over the decisions made–BUT one believes that the regret will be based MORE on the consequences of those decisions, NOT the decisions themselves.

AS IS USUAL WITH SUCH AFFAIRS OF MEN, there will be a FEW who make good decisions and MANY who make bad decisions.  And the many and the few will ALL suffer the consequences of those choices.

Which is EXACTLY why God constructed the end times as He did.


===EARTHQUAKES/WEATHER/PESTILENCE

Get ready for a HOT summer: Most of the US is set to see above average temperatures, from Texas to New England – and the East Coast, Mississippi and Ohio Valley could see wetter weather than usual

Smoking cannabis doesn’t carry same risks as tobacco, UCLA study finds

“It’s prom season right now and a lot of girls who attend prom try to do something to stand out, whether that means wearing a bold dress or totally changing their hair or, you know, showing up in a coffin. The girl said the reason she did this is because when she grows up she wants to become a funeral director. She knows that funeral directors don’t actually get in the coffins, right?”
–James Corden (2017)

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“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”
–H.L. Mencken

Nearly 2 billion at risk from “unprecedented” climate conditions

Climate change” is responsible for almost ANYTHING!

IF it is hot, scientists claim it to be “climate change.”

IF it is cold, scientists claim it to be “climate change.”

IF it is dry, scientists claim it to be “climate change.”

IF it is wet, scientists claim it to be “climate change.”

“Heads I win, tails you lose.”

MORE: Climate Change: Fake It Until They Make It

“I’m old enough to remember when the air over American cities was a lot dirtier than it is now.”
–P. J. O’Rourke

…and now that it’s cleaner and more clear, the elite spin their fables, trying to create fear over “climate change.”

Global Warming: What does the Bible Say?

Coming Water Shortage: Drinking Water Vanishing from the Planet?

Water shortages, Drought: End Times Signs

Ebola in America: What does the Bible Say?

End Times Survival, End Times Preparation


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WEEK OF 5-21-2023

All Fails Are Final: Life as a Witch in Retail

Brothers label their widowed sister witch, banish her from community

Maharashtra boy dies after being thrashed by witch doctor claiming to conduct exorcism

Deliverance Ministers: Witchcraft Exists in the Prophetic and the Apostolic Too

Pagan Community Notes: Week of May 22, 2023

Pagan Cosplay: How Mythology and Spirituality are Inspiring a New Generation of Cosplayers

Texas’ political witch doctors are brewing more toxic laws

Crushing the dragon and witches attacking the nation

Robbie Williams credits grandmother and ‘white witch’ mother for UFO obsession

I stayed in a haunted hotel the first time I went on vacation after my divorce

Pagan & Shinto News: World leaders visit Itsukushima shrine during G7 summit

Tour One Of The Largest Underground Sanctuaries Of A Mysterious Cult In Rome

Cajun restaurant GOMBO opens in former Wine Witch spot in Northampton

Fake Witch Arrested For Public Indecency

Marcus Rogers: The Holy Spirit Instructed Me to Expose Christian ‘Witches’

Anti-witchcraft Accusations Bill Coalition launched to push passage

Unleash the Magic: Witchcrafty is Now Available on The Epic Game Store and GOG

Salem decriminalizes psilocybin, the ‘magic’ chemical in magic mushrooms


MEDIA NARRATIVES ALERT

“How can the reader know when the Corporate Media is lying to him (never mind the fact that the media is Satan’s Mouthpiece and Satan is the father of lies)? One easy way to tell is the use of “Why” and “How” in the headlines of an article. When the reader sees “Why?” or “How?” in the headline–occasionally “What” is used–that which follows will be a fairy tale, a narrative, a bedtime story spun by the media for the benefit of the media’s master. “Why” usually denotes an on-going narrative; “How” signifies a story line which explains past events. Not all narratives begin with “How” or “Why.” However, the most in-your-face, over-the-top ones usually do. ALL political “news” is narrative.

The Corporate Media

What is Media Mush?

MORE: The End Times Lie of Staged Newscasts

Puppet Masters of Public Opinion: The Corporate Media

REBRANDING EVIL: The Corporate Media is Satan’s Mouthpiece

Corporate Media: Satan’s Mouthpiece is the Author of Confusion

“American journalism (like the journalism of any other country) is predominantly paltry and worthless. Its pretensions are enormous, but its achievements are insignificant.”
H.L. Mencken

“Things are never quite what they seem. Events are seldom close to how the media and history portray them.”


“It is a free press…There are laws to protect the freedom of the press’s speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press.”
–Mark Twain, speech: License of the Press

“If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it.”
Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Minister of Propaganda

Journalists” are story-tellers. Nothing more, nothing less. Sometimes, there is an element of truth in their stories, but truth is not a requirement of what they do.

“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”
–Adolf Hitler, Propaganda, the Big Lie and Adolf Hitler: 20 Hitler Quotes on Propaganda

How would we decode a message from ET? New project will give us a trial run

MORE: Modern Man Loves a Good Story

South African fossils reveal ancient beast’s epic journey to oblivion

MORE: END TIMES DECEPTION: Tell Me a Story

How NASA Plans to Melt the Moon—and Build on Mars

MORE: End Times Lies: Tell Me a Story

How NASA Plans to Melt the Moon—and Build on Mars

MORE: MEN WANT TO BE LIED TO: Lie to Me. Please.

Incredibly Detailed Close-Ups of the Sun From Earth’s Most Powerful Solar Telescope

MORE: Bedtimes Stories from Outer Space

Cacti, wild coffee and false bananas: Scientists sketch out the menus of the future

MORE: Science: A Collection of Stories

Scientists Discovered a Surprise 6th Mass Extinction, Which Came Before the Big 5

MORE: When Men Cease to Believe the Truth, They will Believe Anything


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