Sunday, August 06, 2006

Be Sober, Be Vigilant! - Aug 6

Well I went to church today like I do every Sunday and man was my spirit filled! The senior pastor gave a whale of a sermon, really good stuff. He gave a brief history of Israel and Islam, and spoke of end times events that are occuring today. What really struck me was the passion of the man. I've known my pastor for years now, but he was really in his element today. One of the things he talked about was the 'white-washing' of the Gospel message, a sort of namby-pamby pablum that is being spoon fed to congregations today. He said that that really bugged him and it certainly is one of my personal pet peeves as well. I prefer the term 'deconstructionism' but you get the idea. People of God, who should know better, are deconstructing the Bible every single day. Entire passages of God's word is being hyperbolized, turned into mere parables when they clearly are not, and reduced to humanist analogies and poetry. Jesus Himself warned that many would turn away from basic scriptural doctrine. There are too many Christians, who like I said should know better, have fallen into a deep sleep over Christ's imminent return. Too many of us have embraced the temporal whilst ignoring the eternal. Too many have a very shallow faith (and understanding) when it comes to proper Bible teaching. I lament at the state of the global church today. My friend, if you are a follower of Jesus Christ, be sober and be vigilant! You owe it to yourself if nothing else.

It seems one of the busiest jobs in the world right now is that of an Israeli soldier. From nabbing the speaker of the Palestinian parliament to a gunfight in Tyre, Lebanon, there aren't too many active Israeli soldiers catching a lot of sleep or watching television these days.

The body of Major Paeta Hess-von Kruedener has finally made it's last sad voyage.

Wars and Rumors of Wars Dep't: Syria is once more at it, thumping it's chest and beating the drums of war. If there is one thing I do know, is that the IDF do not wish a wider conflict with Syria. Whether Assad chooses to comply is another matter.

Hadera, Israel has come under Hizbollah fire. Hadera is the southernmost point that HB has directed towards Israel. The message to Israel is simple. Tel Aviv, Israel's most populous city could be next. With an Iranian-made Zelzal-2 already in Hizbollah's arsenal, the threat is not an empty one.

In Hong Kong, police have been given Big Brother-type powers. Needless to say, many reformers aren't terribly pleased.

From Honest Reporting comes a disturbing story about photo manipulation from a Reuters reporter named Adnan Hajj. Smoke is seen to be patterned over a Lebanese city, certainly an anomaly. Look at the picture carefully. The pattern of smoke is repeated, giving a false representation of what's really happening. Don't believe the hype!

Finally, a word from David Kupelian of on the left's obsession with tearing down heroes.

Not my biggest (or best) post, but a decent one nonetheless.

The Man in Black

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