Archive for December, 2021

Opioids

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , on December 15, 2021 by andelino

Drug overdoses kill more Americans than car crashes, gunshots or aids. In fact, about 840,000 people have died of an overdose since 1999, with a record 94,000 dead last year alone. And 80 percent of overdose deaths are caused by Opioids.

At a current rate of 115 deaths daily, the issue has become one of the most devastating health problems in United States history. Yet media sources have focused instead on covid-19 case counts. Isolation, despair and mental health issues due to covid lockdowns means the Opioid crisis is likely to get a lot worse before it gets better.

Painkillers like OxyContin and Vicodin are potent pain-reducing medicines that became popular in the 1990s. Their use has since skyrocketed, with about 255 million Opioid prescriptions written in 2015, roughly 82 for every 100 residents.

Read more at “Opioids: The Crisis Within the Pandemic”

Paris Climate Agreement

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on December 7, 2021 by andelino

On June 1, United States President Donald Trump shook the Democratic Party, the news media and the radical liberals when he pulled America out of the Paris climate agreement. Many people acted shocked, but this was something Trump promised he would do when he was campaigning for office.

People cried out that President Trump’s move endangers the future of the planet. This issue is deeply significant—but not at all for the reason they gave.

Everyone should want a clean environment and for everything to function properly. We should be good stewards of this beautiful planet. But the Paris Agreement was not about that. What was it really about?

Read more at “What the Paris Climate Agreement Was Really About”

Atheism

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , on December 7, 2021 by andelino

There is a passage in the Bible that helps followers of Jesus to understand why some people are atheist/agnostic and why we cannot persuade them otherwise. The reason may humble us. 

“The person without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God but considers them foolishness, and cannot understand them because they are discerned only through the Spirit.” (1 Corinthians 2:14)

This passage rebukes atheism, but it also reveals to us the central difference between those of us who believe in God and those who do not. We are given no reason to hold ourselves above atheists, for we are not the authors of our own faith. We are, instead, the recipients of a free gift, having done nothing to earn it. 

Read more at Atheism, the Bible, and doubt

Secession from the Union

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on December 6, 2021 by andelino

Seventy-four million American voters favor secession from the Union, according to a September 30 poll. The data released by the Center of Politics at the University of Virginia shows that 41 percent of Joe Biden and 52 percent of Donald Trump voters “at least somewhat agree that it’s time to split the country.”

America has rarely ever been more divided than it is now. The division is even destroying democratic ideals. The study showed that about 40 million voters, from both political aisles, “show a willingness to consider violating democratic tendencies and norms if needed to serve their priorities.” They both support the idea of a president acting free of congressional or judicial constraints, something that would only further deepen divisions.

These are alarming political ideals, all built on the dangerous foundation of pro-secessionist. “The divide between Trump and Biden voters is deep, wide, and dangerous. The scope is unprecedented, and it will not be easily fixed,” said University of Virginia Center for Politics Director Larry J. Sabato.

Read more at Poll: Half of Trump Voters in Favor of Secession

America Deadlocked

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on December 6, 2021 by andelino

Before America’s polarized presidential election, impassioned appeals across the political spectrum could be fairly summarized by the words of Woody Allen: “We stand today at a crossroads: One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other leads to total extinction. Let us hope we have the wisdom to make the right choice.”

Any hope for a clear, decisive outcome was dashed last night. Instead we got razor-thin margins in several states that throw undue weight on late mail-in ballots and stoke concerns over vote-rigging. Now comes the tooth-and-claw legal and political wrangling that, whatever the outcome, is guaranteed to leave half the nation feeling cheated and angry.

It fuels national hatreds that have already been flaring in the early stages of civil war. Regardless of who wins, this election has exposed how divided these “united” states are. It has revealed a nation deadlocked by our differences. The presidency is a toss-up. Congress remains split between a Republican-led Senate and a Democrat-controlled House, except with even slimmer majorities. The political composition of both chambers shifted further to the extremes.

Read more at America Deadlocked by Division

Nazi Underground

Posted in uncategorized with tags on December 5, 2021 by andelino

Ten years ago today, the National Socialist Underground was exposed. The NSU officially refers to a neo-Nazi terrorist group that committed 10 murders between 2000 and 2007. They killed people, robbed banks, and threatened people for years without being detected by investigators. Yet as Germany’s N-TV wrote, “Ten years later, questions remain unanswered, and new right-wing extremist acts are more likely than ever.”

The “Nazi Underground” is becoming deadlier, yet authorities are declining to call a spade a spade. Is this a coincidence? Three members of the NSU killed nine and wounded several more before they were arrested in 2011. Additionally, they intimidated opponents while investigators looked the other way. This went on for years. Deutsche Welle noted on today’s anniversary: “Such an existence over a long period of time was only possible because the three had plenty of supporters and sympathizers across Germany. Four of them were prosecuted as accomplices and given sentences of varying lengths. Yet this circumstance alone disproves—in a grotesque manner—the prosecution’s untenable default theory of the ‘NSU trio.’”

Read more at “10 Years On—the Nazi Underground Is Thriving More Than Ever”

Abortion War

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on December 5, 2021 by andelino

Abortions in Texas have practically stopped. Since the beginning of this month, Planned Parenthood is not doing abortions under the new Texas Heartbeat Act. It is a rare victory for pro-life supporters in a pro-abortion culture. But it’s merely a temporary win in one battle within a fierce and deadly war.

This law—passed by the Texas legislature on March 11, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott on May 19, and in effect as of September 1—outlaws abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy, when the unborn child’s heartbeat is first strong enough to be detected.

Read more at Texas Scores a Victory for Life

Laodicean Apostasy

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , on December 4, 2021 by andelino

If Billy Graham would have been preaching the true gospel of the grace of God, Paul’s gospel for the Church Age, he would not have doubted if Hell was a real place or not. He would have looked at his friend, Pope John Paul II, as a lost sinner in need of a Savior, and pleaded with him to become born again. But there is no record of any kind that he ever spoke those words to the pope. 

Christians get mad when you point out that evangelist Billy Graham was really a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” who spent more than half of his ministry defending and promoting the Pope, and sending the “converts” from his rallies to Catholic churches.

“Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction.” (2 Thessalonians 2:3)

  • Did you know that Billy Graham believed and taught that you could be saved and not know it?
  • That the Body of Christ will include non-Christians from other religions as well as pagans?
  • How about the time he told Larry King on CNN that he feels absolutely comfortable worshiping in a Mormon church?

Now before you get all excited over what I’m telling you, take a moment to watch the video below and hear all of that and more from Billy’s own lips, at a time when he was still well in possession of all his mental faculties.

Billy Graham in his own words: So…you don’t believe that Billy Graham said these things? Then click on the video below and watch for yourself.

Here are some more notable and heretical statements from the “world’s greatest evangelist”:

Billy Denies A Literal, Fiery Hell: “I think people have a hard time believing God is going to allow people to burn in literal fire forever. I think the fire that is mentioned in the Bible is a burning thirst for God that can never be quenched.” The Orlando Sentinel for April 10, 1983

Billy Agrees With Infant Baptism: “I do believe that something happens at the baptism of an infant. We cannot fully understand the mysteries of God, but I believe that a miracle can happen in these children so that they are regenerated, that is, MADE CHRISTIAN, THROUGH INFANT BAPTISM.” Interview with the Lutheran Standard in October 1967

Billy On His Love For The Vatican: “When I was at the Vatican I spoke at a vesper service at the North American College, which is a seminary for students from North America. I understand I was the first Protestant to speak there. It was a very inspirational and Christ centric service, with much contemporary music.” Christianity Today 1981

Billy Identifies More As A Catholic Than Protestant: “I find myself closer to Catholics than the radical Protestants. I think the Roman Catholic Church today is going through a second Reformation” Philadelphia Evening Bulletin 24 May, 1966

Billy Says Pope John Paul II His Spiritual Leader: “I think the American people are looking for a leader, a moral and spiritual leader that believes something. And the Pope does. Thank God, I’ve got somebody to quote now with some real authority.” Phil Donahue Show October 11, 1979

Billy Promotes Islam: “I think Islam is misunderstood, too, because Mohammed had a great respect for Jesus. He called Jesus the greatest of the prophets except himself. Islam is much more like Christianity than we think we are”.

“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write: These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth.” (Revelation 3:14-16)

All above quotes were uttered 1983 or earlier, at a time when Graham was still good health, physically strong and mentally aware. I gave you 5 random quotes, but easily could have given you 50 more, 100 more, showing his lukewarm, “Laodicean” theology and manner of compromising preaching. People will get mad and write to me with statements like “How DARE you speak against Billy Graham?? I got SAVED at one of his rallies.” So? If you found a diamond ring in a trash dumpster, would you call it a jewelry store? No, you would not. Can people get saved with lukewarm preaching? Yes, they can. But without the true gospel, undiluted and powerful, it is nearly impossible for them to grow in a walk with the Lord.

The following is from a transcript of an appearance by Billy Graham on Robert Schuller’s “Hour of Power,” program #1426 entitled Say “Yes” To Possibility Thinking, which was originally broadcast May 31, 1997:

Schuller: Tell me, what do you think is the future of Christianity?

Graham: Well, Christianity and being a true believer–you know, I think there’s the Body of Christ. This comes from all the Christian groups around the world, outside the Christian groups. I think everybody that loves Christ, or knows Christ, whether they’re conscious of it or not, they’re members of the Body of Christ. And I don’t think that we’re going to see a great sweeping revival, that will turn the whole world to Christ at any time. I think James answered that, the Apostle James in the first council in Jerusalem, when he said that God’s purpose for this age is to call out a people for His name.

And that’s what God is doing today, He’s calling people out of the world for His name, whether they come from the Muslim world, or the Buddhist world, or the Christian world or the non-believing world, they are members of the Body of Christ because they’ve been called by God. They may not even know the name of Jesus but they know in their hearts that they need something that they don’t have, and they turn to the only light that they have, and I think that they are saved, and that they’re going to be with us in heaven.

Schuller: What, what I hear you saying that it’s possible for Jesus Christ to come into human hearts and soul and life, even if they’ve been born in darkness and have never had exposure to the Bible. Is that a correct interpretation of what you’re saying?

Graham: Yes, it is, because I believe that. I’ve met people in various parts of the world in tribal situations, that they have never seen a Bible or heard about a Bible, and never heard of Jesus, but they’ve believed in their hearts that there was a God, and they’ve tried to live a life that was quite apart from the surrounding community in which they lived.

Schuller: I’m so thrilled to hear you say this. There’s a wideness in God’s mercy.

Graham: There is. When I got saved in 1991, on my knees alone in my room at midnight with a King James Bible opened to John 3:16, there was no preaching at all. I had no Christians friends, had never set foot in a non-Catholic church, it was just me and the Lord and I got saved. But without biblical preaching I soon found myself following the perverted teachings of another false teacher, Harold Camping, and I didn’t break free from it until I met some Bible believers a few years later who told me the Truth.

Back in 2000, Billy gave an interview where he seemed to have little to no assurance of his salvation. Well, after nearly 50 years of “enjoying” Catholic doctrine and preaching it’s not surprising to me at all. The Vatican teaches that believers “cannot know if they are going to heaven when they die.” Franklin Graham continues his father’s defense and promotion of the Catholic Church.

Franklin Graham, son of the great Catholic compromiser, Billy Graham, wants the Roman Catholic Church to “remain unmovable” on biblical teachings. “I appreciate the Catholic Church remaining very strong on moral issues through the years, and I pray they will be immovable on teachings of the Bible,” he posted on Facebook recently.

So there you have it, Franklin wants the Catholic Church cult to “remain unmovable” on their 1,700 years of false teachings, praying to Mary, the idolatry of the Mass and distortion of Bible doctrine. Well, what can I say? Like father, like son.

In a January 2, 2000 Fox News interview, Tony Snow asked Billy Graham: “When you get to Heaven, who’s going to speak first, you or God?

Graham replied: “When I get there, I’m sure that Jesus is going to say that he will welcome me. But I think that he’s going to say: ‘Well done, our good and faithful servant.’ Or he may say: ‘You’re in the wrong place’.”

SNOW: “You really worry that you may be told you’re in the wrong place?

GRAHAM: “Yes, because I have not – I’m not a righteous man. People put me up on a pedestal that I don’t belong in my personal life. And they think that I’m better than I am. I’m not the good man that people think I am. Newspapers and magazines and television have made me out to be a saint. I’m not. I’m not a Mother Teresa. And I feel that very much.”

That doesn’t sound like someone just being humble, that sounds like someone who is unsure of and maybe a little afraid of what will happen when they die. Imagine preaching for well over half a century and have no assurance you’re even saved? Truly heartbreaking. Not just for Billy Graham, but for the millions more he deceived and turned over to the Vatican cult.

A sad ending for the “world’s greatest evangelist”, don’t you think?

“You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.” (James 4:4)

Apostate Laodicean Franklin Graham says Jesus would take the covid vaccine and urges pastors to compel their people to take it as well, What??

American Crime 

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on December 4, 2021 by andelino

Recently released statistics show that violent crime in America increased drastically in 2020, United States Sen. Tom Cotton wrote for Breitbart on October 2. Citing material from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Senator Cotton called the situation “one of the worst crime waves in American history.” And it’s continuing into 2021.

The murder rate rose by 29 percent, from 14,538 deaths in 2019 to 17,815 deaths in 2020. That’s the biggest single-year increase the FBI has ever recorded. Deaths caused by drug overdoses meanwhile increased 30 percent. Gang-related deaths increased over 55 percent. In a September 27 press release, the FBI stated that “for the first time in four years, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation increased when compared with the previous year’s statistics.”

Read more at 2020: The Year of American Crime

Uncle Tim’s Cabin

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , on December 3, 2021 by andelino

Book Summary:

“Uncle Tim’s Cabin” is the story of a gay tech CEO, affectionately called “Uncle Tim” by everyone, enslaved in capitalist American. He struggles to get by, living in a tiny mansion, and forced to work all day making luxury goods for his capitalist overseers. He is wise and loved by everyone, even his owners. His outlook is hopeful and he is buoyed by his unwavering faith in socialism, despite his miserable existence. When his owners face hard times and must sell him to a new master, Chairman Xi, his difficult life becomes even worse and his moral compass spins wildly out of control in his new home. Will he disavow his belief in socialism after Chairman Xi makes it his goal to stamp out that faith?

Book Review:

The book suffers from pacing and slow plot development. The biggest complaint is believability, however. How can someone’s faith in socialism stay strong when they are living in an area that demonstrates its worst characteristics of torture and destruction of the basic human desire for freedom? It isn’t realistic: anyone seeing the problems in Xi’s PRC plantation and witnessing the horrors inflicted on everyone therein would flee as soon as they are able. In the story, “Uncle Tim” stays and is unconcerned. That makes no sense: anyone who cares at all about his fellow man wouldn’t act that way. He would have to be some kind of monster, blind to everything except money to stay.

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