JREnsey blog October 2021

Welcome…check out the brief book report on The Holy Trinity!

The First Word

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a departing first, and that man of sin be disclosed, even the son of perdition” (II Thessalonians 2:3 The Geneva Bible).

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My, how fast things can change

President Biden excoriated Americans for their bad feelings of anger toward Muslims after they took down the twin towers in NYC on 9/11/01, killing about 3,000 persons. After all, he said, they were members of a “peaceful religion.”

Twenty years later the Taliban control Afghanistan, and the Navy Seal who shot Bin Laden is on a no-fly list.

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Sugar Daddy: bribery in reverse

The $$$3.5 trillion the President wants to give away to causes, corporations and climate changers amounts to nothing more than government bribery—handing money out to obligate blocks of voters to “support our party’s agenda.” Instead of people bribing government officials, it has flip-flopped.

Scariest: Nearly $79 billion for the IRS. You don’t imagine they would weaponize that agency for political purposes, do you? Then $12 billion for electric cars, $3 billion for “tree equity,” $1 billion to turn government facilities into “high-performance green buildings,” and new funding for gender identity issues and bias training. “He/him” and “she/her” will be eliminated from literary works so we should now say, “Them is going to the store.”

The legislation dishes out another $4 billion for “neighborhood access and equity grants.” So they can turn nice neighborhoods into slummy high-rise “projects”? “Civilian Climate Corps,” which would get at least $7.5 billion across multiple committee budgets. Sounds like the old make-work Civilian Conservation Corps my dad worked for some during the Great Depression. The organization, which President Biden has placed at the top of his climate wish list, would employ thousands of young people to carry out conservation and climate change-related projects on public lands. Think: thousands of little Greta Thunbergs suddenly appearing everywhere wearing scowls and pointing their fingers at violators…like you.

There’s also $5 billion for environmental and “climate justice” block grants given to disadvantaged communities, $1.4 billion in climate change research, and $300 million for the federal government to conduct more efficient and effective environmental reviews by hiring more people and purchasing new equipment, among other measures. In other words, more totalitarian projects to ease us onto the slippery slope into socialism. Billions of dollars will be shifted to organizations that will obligate those groups for years. Pet projects are getting in line for big bucks. For example, someone “outed” that a golf course park near Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco would get a two million dollar gift. Whether mentioned or not, you can believe that Planned Parenthood and BLM would continue to be bankrolled. (See O’Reilly’s column on BLM: https://www.billoreilly.com/b/Bills-Column-on-the-BLM-Organization:-Its-News-to-Us/.) Teachers’ unions and universities receiving grants will be forced to include curricula that promotes the new narrative. Certain “woke” corporations that toe the party line will definitely be “blessed.” You can believe that media corporations will have their hands out…and doubtless they will be filled.

Leftist politicians also slipped in a provision that would give up to $5 million to implement electronic voting systems for union elections. (Perhaps to insure more “equitable” vote counting procedures. What could go wrong there? The bill would give $25 million to nonprofit organizations to develop “anti-discrimination and bias training” for the health care sector, and another $15 million for national resource centers “focused on providing services for older individuals who are underserved due to their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

Finally, Democrats on the Judiciary Committee are promising another $2.8 billion to increase the capacity of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to efficiently adjudicate applications and to reduce case-processing backlogs. Those applications are expected to be created by another part of the bill, which would give lawful permanent residence to certain entrants into the United States.

Hidden and never mentioned is a stipulation on page 168 of 2,465 that any company that has employees that do not comply with Biden’s vaccination mandate can be fined up to $700,000 for each employee.

Get woke or get whacked appears to be the agenda. Or, another way of saying it, “Get left or get left out!”

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How to win over tyranny

Report: “General Dynamics Corp. has canceled their vaccine mandate after roughly 40% of their employees (they employ about 100,000 persons) declined the jab & threatened to quit.”

Kudos to GDC employees! Sticking together is the way to win over tyranny.

https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/general-dynamics-corp-has-canceled-their-vaccine-mandate-after-roughly-40-of-their-employees-declined-the-jab-threatened-to-quit/

A number of FDA employees, people who are supposed to know the science involved, have quit over Biden’s vaxx mandates. I also know doctors and nurses on the frontlines in hospitals who are putting themselves in harm’s way every day and I honor and respect them for it. They deserve a hero’s medal. Yet the larger picture must be dealt with so we can get through this pandemic that some are using as a means to overturn the government of this country. Perhaps in the near future the real truth will be plain to all.

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God is a [hot space] Rock!?

This just in from the well-educated scientists at the always reliable MSN news organization: Sodom and the other perverted cities were destroyed by a hot space rock! Scientists have even calculated the speed that was measured as it hurled toward earth, and even estimated that the approximate megatonnage that exploded was about 1000 times more powerful than the Hiroshima blast.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/a-giant-space-rock-demolished-an-ancient-middle-eastern-city-and-everyone-in-it-possibly-inspiring-the-biblical-story-of-sodom/ar-AAOD9lA?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531

You can always trust the folks over at MSN and similar news outlets to get the story straight.

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Brief book report: The Holy Trinity

Western Christians are practical modalists, says Presbyterian author.

As Robert Letham observes in his book The Holy Trinity, “For the vast majority of  Christians, including most ministers and theological students, the Trinity is still a mathematical conundrum, full of imposing philosophical jargon, relegated to an obscure alcove, remote from daily life” (p. 1). In 1967, the Roman Catholic theologian Karl Rahner made a now famous comment along similar lines, saying, ‘We must be willing to admit that, should the doctrine of the Trinity have to be dropped as false, the major part of religious literature could well remain virtually unchanged’ (p. 291). This widespread lack of attention to the doctrine of the Trinity has led to serious problems in the church. As an example, most Western Christians today are, in effect, practical modalists (understanding the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit to be three modes or forms of one divine person) with little or no understanding of the orthodox biblical doctrine of the Trinity (p. 5–6). In The Holy Trinity, Letham seeks to address and correct these problems. – Robert Letham is the senior minister of Emmanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Submitted by Pastor Mike Conn.

We’re still waiting on Letham to correct the problems with the Trinity! I fully agree with his assessment that “the Trinity is still a mathematical conundrum, full of imposing philosophical jargon.” He may wind up as Adrian Rogers once prophesied:

“Define the Trinity and you will lose your mind. Deny the Trinity and you will lose your soul.” – Adrian Rogers, late former president of the Southern Baptist Convention; quoted in Pulpit Helps [Think about it…and some call us dogmatic about our doctrines!]

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As if we needed another reason

This is especially for those who can’t figure out why the UPCI took a stand against television when it was fairly new, and why anything about it remains in the ministerial Manual:

Some time back NBC aired “The Book of Daniel” as a serious drama [a weekly sitcom] about Christian people and the Christian faith. The main character was Daniel Webster, a drug-addicted Episcopal priest whose wife depends heavily on her mid-day martinis.

Webster regularly sees and talks with a very unconventional white-robed, bearded Jesus. The Webster family is rounded out by a 23-year-old homosexual Republican son, a 16-year-old daughter who is a drug dealer, and a 16-year-old adopted son who is having sex with the bishop’s daughter. At the office, his lesbian secretary is sleeping with his sister-in-law, all the while Daniel’s brother-in-law absconds with the church funds.

NBC and the mainstream media called it “edgy,” “challenging” and “courageous.” [Who would write such a script? Three guesses….] The series is written by Jack Kenny, a practicing homosexual who describes himself as being “in Catholic recovery,” and is interested in Buddhist teachings about reincarnation and isn’t sure exactly how he defines God and/or Jesus. “I don’t necessarily know that all the myth surrounding him (Jesus) is true,” he said.

NBC considered “The Book of Daniel” a positive portrayal of Christ and Christians. – Sources: Wikipedia; AFA online

Since this and similar TV sitcoms and series have firmly embedded such ideas about Christians in the minds of watchers, who can be surprised that what we are seeing in our culture today is merely an expected response? A blind man could have seen where it was headed. But some: “Awwww…it’s just a box…what harm can it do to the family?”

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How important is biblical literacy?

A lot of today’s preaching is basically morality presentations drawn from Bible stories. Certainly that has its place. But how much of the real Word of God is going forth? As Thom S. Rainer, writing in Outreach Magazine (“Seven

Sins of Dying Churches”), says, “When only three of one hundred churches even attempt to provide a way for their members to understand Genesis to Revelation, biblical illiteracy is likely to occur. And biblical illiteracy means that our churches may not be obedient to the calls of Scripture because they don’t know what the Bible says.”

Teaching/preaching our religious/moral ideas, which may contain great principles, is appropriate, but how much of the raw, unadulterated Word of God is being instilled into the hearts of our people? That is what brings positive change: “The word of the Lord is powerful…” (Heb. 4:12).

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Books

Looking for practical Bible studies for Wednesday night or small groups? These two books might be what you are looking for!

People in Proverbs (print or eBook)

By J. R. Ensey

Solomon and others share their wisdom about nineteen different people in the Book of Proverbs. From the Man of Understanding to the Stupid Man, from the Busy Woman to the Contentious Woman, from the Generous Man to the Offended Man and thirteen others, we deal with their traits, both good and bad. These lessons serve as sermons, Bible lessons or just personal devotional reading. The eBook is searchable and printable.

AM Price $12.95 (print)  9.95 eBook     To order click here or call 936-537-0250.

Life Is Too Short To Spend It With A Kicking Cow (eBook only)

By J. R. Ensey

There’s a story behind the title! Kicking cows deserve to be taken to the slaughterhouse. Life is too short even when we are not being kicked, but when our time here is being spent with anger, drugs, unwarranted guilt, apathy, doubt, and other hangers-on, we need to get rid of them quickly. Our spiritual life suffers when the sins of the spirit are not dealt with properly. Here are a dozen chapters that deal with some of life’s “kicking cows.” Is there one in your life?  Searchable and printable.

AM price $9.95  Searchable and printable.   To order click here or call 936-537-0250.

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Truth somehow gets through the fog

More liberal logic:

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Have you apologized yet?

Only students of history could have seen this coming.

When totalitarians assume power in a nation, all who might be considered opponents of the regime are classified as bad people—racists, “unduly” privileged, Jews, Christians, having the wrong skin color or ethnicity—whatever grouping can be developed and pointed to as “enemies of the state.” They are moved into the line to be eliminated by any means from positions of authority or influence.

Resistance is futile, they are told. Those who do so can be removed from their homes at gunpoint in the middle of the night, as has been the case in other countries. As General Milley has dutifully reminded us, “We (the government’s army) are the guys with the guns.”

Citizens are often forced to publicly apologize for their “sins,” as identified by those in power, and accept whatever punishment or degradation is merited. One has only to read the history of the nations that have succumbed to totalitarian communist rule to recognize the beginnings of a current day replay.

When Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge came to power in Cambodia (Kampuchea) in 1975, he transformed the nation into a Marxist state and put his heel on all opposition. He drove the conquered caste from the cities into the countryside to be reeducated and into forced labor. Bottom line: to grow great quantities of rice was all they needed to know. They could not own anything. (Sound familiar? We are beginning to hear this. https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/8-predictions-for-the-world-in-2030/) All electrical appliances were taken from them. They were forced to give up everything which identified them with their former life—even down to their personal cooking pots. They were forced to eat at communal kitchens. Families were separated. Children and youth became wards of the state, and many perished from starvation while being indoctrinated in Marxism. Men and women had to live apart, collectively. One survivor spoke of having to sleep in a 45-foot collective bed.

Groups of workers would be brought before some guard or “cadre” with the power of life and death. They were forced to criticize themselves and each other in front of him and confess their “sins.” They worked 18-hour days, driven by a wicked cadre and sustained only on pitiful rations of rice gruel. Millions of men, women and children perished under the reign of Pol Pot, confirmed by mass graves opened years later to divulge countless skeletons. All of this is easily confirmed by clicking on websites like https://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/pol-pot, or accessing the May 1982 National Geographic magazine, pp 598-603. The regulations shown here were posted in the local dialects as well as English.

Current leaders don’t want you to be reminded of well-documented Communist atrocities, so you won’t read of them in the current pages of your USA Today newspaper or hear it mentioned on CNN. But the leftist press will proudly publish stories and images of politicians and professors “confessing” their former privileges, or their “white rage,” or supposed racial supremacy, some apologizing for their “whiteness.” [See links below for confirmation of what is said here.] Even insisting that kids behave in class at school is called an expression of white supremacy (https://nypost.com/2021/09/15/virginia-teacher-says-making-kids-behave-is-white-supremacy/).

Images abound of our police and political leaders kneeling in contrition and submission to (or in unity with?) those beating shop owners and burning and looting stores. If they attack and rob our grandmothers on the street, no problem. They will not be prosecuted for such things according to the new city prosecutors in our largest cities. If they walk out the front door of a store with armloads of goods without paying, it is apparently viewed as part of the reparations process.        

The revolution is not coming, my friends, it is already here. Only ignorance and fearful silence will allow it to reach its climax.

Please verify the above with these links:

https://www.acore.org.co/boletin-acore/were-the-guys-with-the-guns-woke-general-goes-rouge-calls-trump-supporters-nazis-claims-he-feared-of-a-trump-coup/

https://nypost.com/2021/09/17/virginia-tech-instructor-apologizes-to-students-of-color-for-being-white/

https://thenewamerican.com/cvs-tells-employees-theyre-privilege-racists-who-need-to-shut-up/

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/2019/03/16/white-male-and-privileged-yes-i-am-beto-o-rourke-says-and-it-shouldn-t-be-taken-for-granted/;

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/03/16/beto-orourke-wife-joke-apology-white-privilege-sot-vpx.cnn

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The Last Word

I personally did not think Trump’s too frequent tweets were a plus for his tenure in office. However, after Costco has again limited purchases on water and TP, a friend sent me a post by someone named Bob that was quite insightful: “I liked Trump’s mean tweets because they came with low prices, wide choices of food and consumer goods, low unemployment rate, respect on political world stage, low federal taxes, low inflation, harmless liberal hysteria and freedom of speech and travel.”

I notice that the Senate Armed Services Committee approved a bill that requires women ages 18-24 to register for the draft. The craziness in D.C. continues.

Have a blessed month…keep the faith.

JREnsey

 

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