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A classic story offers a classic illustration

The classic story:

An elderly teacher on a rare (for him) airline flight found himself seated next to a prominent liberal politician. They exchanged pleasantries and the teacher looked forward to a period of catch-up reading time.

Soon after the plane took off, one of the teacher’s students who was sitting a few rows back got up and began waiting on the teacher with great enthusiasm.  Sir, let me take your shoes…here is a pair of slippers. I know how your feet tend to swell. Here is a sandwich…I know how you dislike airline food.

The politician couldn’t help but notice the attention his seat-mate was getting. “That’s really amazing…I’m so impressed with your son. I have four grown sons, and they never do anything for me. How do you get him to serve you so diligently?”

The teacher answered, “Actually, he’s one of my students. If he were my son, you would have really seen some service. But you must not blame yourself. Your sons are faithful to your teachings, and my sons — and students — are faithful to my teachings. It is really quite simple. You made the decision to teach your sons that you are descended from apes. That means you are one generation closer to the ape than they. And that also means it is only proper and appropriate that you acknowledge their status and serve them. I chose to teach my sons that we were created by Almighty God Himself, and this puts me one generation closer to Him than they are, which means it’s appropriate for them to treat me accordingly.”

Scripture tells us that God links the concept of respect for the elderly with reverence for Him. They are directly connected. God is, after all, called “Ancient of Days” in the Bible (Daniel 7:13). The elderly in our families are usually the best teachers, since they have the most experience. But successful teaching requires willing teachers as well as receptive learners. And that requires commitment from both the teacher and the student.

 

[From an article by Joel Hilliker appearing in The Philadelphia Trumpet]

 

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An Easter message right from the heart…

This little post is going to be politically incorrect, but eternally very correct.  Hope you’ll keep reading.

You have probably heard the expression in one context or another referring to “a leap of faith.”  What that usually means is that when all else fails, try faith rather than reason or logic.

The wonderful thing about God, however, is that He never asks us to take a leap of faith.

God tells us in the Bible, “Come, let us reason together.”  God wants us to find Him, know Him, and rely on Him.  But He gives us tremendous assistance toward that goal.  And He tells us to rely on what we see and what we experience.

We read in the book of Romans, “Since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”  (Romans 1:20)  In other words, the world around us tells us every day in very clear terms that God as Creator is behind all that we see and sense.  The universe is an extremely orderly place, and all that order cannot have come from a random and chaotic beginning.  Many astrophysicists and astronomers, in fact, come to faith in God simply because they have no other way of explaining all that confronts them as they explore the heavens.

Consider the Bible itself.  It was written by about forty human authors over a period of perhaps 1500 to 2000 years; many of those Bible writers claimed to be hearing directly from God in what they wrote.  More than that, the Bible says that in its entirety it was inspired by God (the word in Greek means “God-breathed”).  It was accurately and faithfully copied by hand by Jewish scribes over and over again so that today we know beyond a doubt that what we read in English is exactly what was originally written or expressed in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.  Further, there are literally thousands of copies of Biblical books which can confirm this; many secular historical writings have a mere handful of copies, or fewer, to verify what we read today.  There are more faithful copies of Biblical texts in existence today than there are copies of any other written work.

History confirms the Bible.  Archeology confirms the Bible.  Creation confirms the Bible.  Science confirms it.  Even human experience confirms it.  Prophecy also confirms it, and for many people is the most convincing argument of all for the truth of the Bible.

Give yourself this Easter to some serious consideration of your eternal future.  The Bible is very clear, and we all get the same two choices: either a hopeless end or endless hope.

Make this a truly blessed Resurrection Day by embracing the truth of the Bible and coming to accept the gift of eternal life provided for you by the Savior, Jesus!

 

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STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART: Heaven by the Back Door

Editor’s Note:  If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that our constant goal is to bring you newsworthy information from many different sources. Our focus is always the USA first, and then the rest of the world…not for any other reason than that we happen to live and work in the USA.  Today, however, as we do occasionally, we’d like to use as a source of content something that’s Straight From The Heart.

 

Let’s assume for the purposes of today’s post this one thing: God is real.

Will you grant us that liberty?  Regardless of your own current faith status, just bear with us and assume today that God is real.  That means we also have to assume, by default, that the Bible is a book of truth.  Cover to cover.  It also means we have to assume that hell is real, because hell is spoken of very often in the Bible.  And if hell is real, then a chief devil named Satan and a myriad of demons are also real.  Okay?  Can we make those assumptions as we start this blog today?

Most people who enter Heaven enter by the front door.  Somewhere along life’s path they meet the Savior, they learn about Him from the pages of the Bible, and they decide they want to follow Him from this life to the promised eternal life.

We have long been convinced, however, that Heaven also has a back door.  We’re also convinced that it really doesn’t matter which door you use to enter Heaven.  The point is to get there and enter in.  You’re invited no matter which door you use.  If the Bible is true (as per our governing assumptions), and if our promised eternal life is going to be as wonderful as the Bible says it is (the Bible says it’s going to be more wonderful than we can possibly imagine!), then we can use the front door or the back door to get there, but we must GET THERE!  Heaven is not to be missed!

For our purposes today, let’s describe Heaven’s back door as any entrance other than its front door, the one described above.

Do you believe hell exists?  (Don’t forget that we are assuming it does.)  Or let’s back up a step and ask this question instead:  DO YOU BELIEVE EVIL EXISTS?

Do you think hell exists? It does.

It’s completely impossible NOT to believe in evil.  We see it around us at a level today that has not been apparent in this world before, ever.  We will go so far as to say that the level of evil in the world today is so great as to be obviously inspired.  Inspired by evil’s source, the chief evilist named Satan.

ISIS is evil.  Islam is a religion inspired by the devil himself.  Radical Islam would just as soon behead you as talk to you.  Sooner, in fact.  ISIS has absolutely no reverence for life, only death.  Islam promises dozens of virgins to the men who reach the afterlife.  What does it promise Islamic women?  Absolutely nothing but a continuation of the servitude they endure on earth.

Life in the USA is becoming more saturated with evil continually.  We used to be a kind people, citizens who would not hesitate to do something nice for our friends, neighbors, and family.  Today we seem to think only of ourselves.  We go through life today totally self-absorbed, staring at our little cellphone screens as if there is nothing quite so interesting anywhere else on the planet.  We don’t talk much anymore, just text.  Hate to be the one to break this to you, but Heaven won’t have any cellphones.  Not one.  They won’t be needed.  In Heaven we’ll communicate so easily, so effortlessly that we’ll be amazed by what we never were able to do on earth.  Heaven is all about relationships.  The  level of communication between Heaven’s residents, and God and its residents, will absolutely amaze us and thrill us.  Eternally.

When we’re not on our cellphones here today, what are we doing?  Watching TV.  Going online.  Focusing on self.  We turn on the TV to get another download of probably fake news.  We watch our politicians and athletes and CEOs try to avoid the spotlight of another indiscretion or disrespectful exhibition of selfishness.  We watch another sitcom in which the situations are contrived, the laughs are at our own expense, and the characters have no character.

Does it not seem to you, at least once in a while, that stupidity today is truly epidemic?  Late night TV is the bottom of the barrel in the world of entertainment.  Stephen Colbert is the most popular and probably the dumbest way to end the day that we have ever seen.  He can do nothing but trash our president; in his mind there is nothing so funny as the guy in the White House.  Colbert to us looks dumber each time he tries to tell us, over and over again, that we got it all wrong in the last election.  Mr. Trump, on the other hand, is making Colbert look like the idiot he is for his obsessive nastiness and mindless drivel on the same subject night after night.  (If Hillary ever gets terminally tired of Bubba, she and Colbert would make a great pair.)  Hell to us would be endlessly watching late-night TV and its parade of self-absorbed guests.

Hollywood keeps giving us more evil entertainment.  Its movies and TV shows are all of the same genre.  Murder, rape, and mayhem.  We know from watching the latest Harvey Weinstein mayhem edition that Hollywood lives what its own product promotes.  Hollywood has no morals, no respect for anything but self.  Do whatever you want.  Harvey Weinstein got away with it for years because although everyone knew what kind of selfish monster he was, no one wanted to go on record as one who was willing to speak out against him and his lifestyle of taking advantage of others.

Speaking of monsters, we have another one today in North Korea.  Kim takes advantage of his entire citizenry in order to further his aims of what?  World domination?  Give us a break.  North Koreans suffer, starve, and die so Kim can direct his country’s assets toward missiles and military gear.  Another small-minded guy with nothing to offer the world but more pain and evil.

We apologize to you if this seems like a rant.  It’s meant to seem more like a series of observations.  Our point is to help you understand that you can see Biblical reality all around you today.  If the only way you can see it is in the level of evil in the world around you, that’s okay…that’s just as valid as seeing the good, or the truth, or the fulfilled prophecies.  To live in today’s world and see nothing but its physical reality is a hard way to live.  For a lot of people the physical reality of the creation around them is what pointed them to God in the first place, but even those people are a comparatively small number.  If nothing gets you going in the morning except your alarm clock, we truly feel sorry for you.

LIVING FOR THE LINE, NOT THE DOT

Life on earth is a dot.  It begins.  It ends.  It’s unbelievably brief.

Living for the line...
Life in Heaven is an unending line extending from that dot.

It’s not only unending, it’s joyful.  Life in Heaven will be suffused, saturated with joy.  The Bible says Jesus endured the cross “for the joy that was set before Him.”  (Hebrews 12:2)  Our Savior, the Son of God, willingly submitted to the most gruesome, ghastly form of death that the mind of man ever devised.  He did it for you, in the hope you would accept the eternal salvation His death, and His resurrection, provides.

At the very least you owe it to yourself and to Him to investigate that magnificent gift.  Spend a little time in your Bible and learn more about this man who was willing (and able) to give us such an unbelievable gift.  (If you don’t have a Bible, call 1.800.800.0171 to request one.  Or send an email to freebible@usa1usa.com.  It will be our gift to you.)

Your eternity is guaranteed.  But that eternity will either wonderful or woeful.  The only way to make your eternity wonderful is to accept the gift and embrace the Giver.  That is very easy to do when you KNOW the Giver.  All you need to do is to learn about Him from the superb and divine book called the Word of God, the Bible.

Most people expend more effort planning a one-week vacation than they do planning for their eternity.

Don’t miss a wonderful eternity just to have a good time on a short vacation.

Stop living for the dot, and start living for the line.

 

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A few thoughts for the season…

Thoughts for the season...

Why would the Son of God — a Man who proved He could walk on water, heal the sick, raise the dead, control the weather, and feed thousands of people from one boy’s lunch — submit Himself to the most gruesome and painful death ever devised by the human mind? Especially why would he submit Himself to that death when He was not guilty of any wrongdoing?

He did it for one reason, and one reason only: Because He knew who He was, He also knew that He was on this earth only to redeem mankind from the results of sinful living.

 

If you are one of those people who think the Bible is full of fairy tales and fables, and therefore is not worthy of your attention, please re-think that assessment. You certainly do not think TV is full of excellent content worthy of your attention, yet you sit and watch it day after day. The Bible is true, historically accurate, and divinely inspired by the Creator of the universe. You can prove that to yourself with a very small amount of effort.

If the Bible is true, historically accurate, and divinely inspired, then to learn from it and to live by it should be the highest goals of this earthly life. Do you disagree with that statement? CAN you disagree with that statement?

 

Jesus went to the cross to save you from your sins.  The Son of God became a man so that men could become sons of God.

Remember the well-known words from John 3:16?  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  Since you are part of “the world” you can legitimately read the verse this way: Take out “the world” and insert your own name.  “For God so loved  (YOUR NAME)  that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  Hard to read the second version with the same detachment as you read the first, isn’t it?

 

We hope you’ll only read the second version from now on.

 

Please visit WHOFIRST.COM to learn more.

 

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Let’s take a good and objective look at the world we now live in…it will be instructive to do so

To almost any dispassionate observer, the world we now live in is very different than it used to be.

Consider the evidence:

Today the president of the US routinely lies to America about everything. He thinks this is part of his job. (It is the only part of his job he is doing well.) He performs his job, if we can call it that, with absolutely no emotion or sign of real caring for the citizens of the US, and he takes a vacation at every opportunity at taxpayer expense. He seems more concerned with obstructionism than with progress. He wants to rule with “my pen and my phone” rather than rely on the US Constitution, the US legal system, or the network of advisers any normal president would want to consult. His own agenda takes top priority over the common good.

We now see a real and growing threat from an organized religion called Islam which claims well over a billion adherents. Members of this religion think nothing of killing other members of their own religion because those other members are not radical and aggressive enough in opposing other religions. Naturally, the preferred target of Islam is especially the unbelieving person of another religion entirely, and particularly Christians. Islam has even sought out opportunities to show its killings in public media and videos. Beheadings, burnings, gangland-style executions have all been recorded and shown to the world with ruthlessness and pride by practitioners of Islam who tell America that “we are coming to get you.” Islam bases its belief system on the Quran, which specifically tells Muslims to “kill the unbelievers wherever you find them.”

Life today is cheaper than it has ever been. One of the primary reasons for this is that we legalized abortion in 1973. As of this writing we have killed almost 60 million babies since Roe v. Wade. (Planned Parenthood alone has killed 7 million of those.) Worldwide, since 1980, the number of babies killed by abortion is well over 1.3 billion. (That is, one thousand three hundred million.) How many of all these lives were destined to grow into world-changers? Only God knows. Because we value life so little, we now show more violence and murder on TV and in movies than ever before (we continue to call it “entertainment”), which, of course, only serves to cheapen human life even further.

We would have no Bible today were it not for the Jewish people and their insistence on accurately preserving the Hebrew scriptures over the centuries. We would have no Christianity today were it not for the insistence of the early believers, those who lived and walked with Jesus — the Jewish Messiah — to accurately record their time with the Savior and their experiences with God Himself. In spite of all of this, we continue to ignore the Bible and what it teaches, we continue to distance ourselves from God by removing all signs of faith from our daily public and private lives, and we live today as though there is no tomorrow. We treat the nation of Israel today, one of our strongest allies for well over half a century, as hardly an ally at all.

We do not value our Christian heritage nor its holy book, the Bible. We do not value human life. We do not value truth (or we would insist that our government also value it). We obviously do not value personal integrity (the man we elected to our highest public office has none, and we seem to have no real concern).

Consider this very present item of additional evidence. Remember Bill Cosby? Of course you do. We all bought his early comedy albums and played them for our friends. We watched his movies and TV shows. His portrayal of Dr. Cliff Huxtable seemed to be not just well written, but the perfect portrayal of a contemporary father who was concerned with guiding and protecting his family. What do we discover today about Bill Cosby? That he was abusing and raping women for many years to satisfy his own unguided lusts. The evidence continues to mount:

In 1969 I met Bill Cosby while working in New York for the late film producer Ray Stark. I was a 21-year-old single woman in the world’s most exciting city. He was a 32-year-old internationally known comedian and television star, one of the most likeable and popular entertainers in the business. He asked for my number and I gave it to him.

We began hanging out, took in a movie, watched television and ate pizza and hot dogs in my apartment with my roommate. He was married to his current wife and he acted like a perfect gentleman who didn’t come on to either of us, which, I have to admit, made me wonder what his objective was.

One night we were going out to a movie. We agreed to meet at an apartment that he said belonged to a friend of his. I had a terrible headache but didn’t want to cancel the evening. He told me he had a miracle cure his doctor had given him that would get rid of the headache. He went into another room and came back with a capsule. I asked a couple of times what it was. Each time he reassured me, asking, “Don’t you trust me?” Of course I did. This was Bill Cosby.

For more than 45 years I have tried to recall exactly what happened that night. To this day it remains a blur. I have a vague recollection of feeling like I was floating while walking through Times Square and watching some kind of Japanese samurai movie with him. I don’t remember where the theater was nor very much of the evening.

What I do recall, vividly and clearly, is waking up the next morning nude in the bed of his friend’s apartment and seeing Cosby wearing a white terrycloth bathrobe and acting as if there was nothing unusual. It was obvious to me that he had had sex with me. I was horrified, embarrassed and ashamed. There was a mirror above the bed, which shocked me further.

After some awkward small talk, I got out of there as fast as I could. Once in the elevator, I broke down crying, which I continued to do as I walked home to my apartment in the east 70s. It never occurred to me to go to the police. It was a different time and “date rape” was a concept that didn’t exist. I just kept asking myself over and over in disbelief why this had happened to me. Other than my roommate, I did not discuss that night with anyone for 36 years.

Like millions of people, I watched The Cosby Show at its zenith and was a fan. But as I watched Dr. Cliff Huxtable, so compassionate and kind, so honorable and wise, I could never reconcile that image with the Bill Cosby I encountered so many years ago.

Those who suffer from these types of assaults know the prison of shame, bewilderment and disbelief. Like so many victims, my way of coping was to shove the memory into the back of my mind. I only revealed nine years ago what happened that night to my husband of nearly 30 years after another woman went public with similar allegations and sued Cosby. I always thought I was the only one. I couldn’t believe he had done this to others. I told my story to our attorney, who is also a good friend, because I was considering going public then, but eventually chose not to because the case was settled.

This is the first time I have chosen to speak out about that night. It is also the last time I intend to address it publicly. I have no plans to sue, I don’t want or need money. I have no plans for a press conference or for doing any interviews.

So why speak out at all and why now? The simple answer is that it’s the right thing to do. The truth deserves to be known. As I write this, more than 20 women have come forward, many with stories that are remarkably similar to mine. In response to these brave women, I have read comments like, “What took them so long?” and “What are they after now”? I would ask these people to remember that up until relatively recently, prosecuting rape was a “he said/she said” proposition where the victim was blamed for having worn “suggestive clothing” or questioned as to why she went somewhere with her rapist.

When this happened to me, the idea of drugging someone and raping them was almost fantastical. It was years before “date rape” drugs made the news, but it was a perfect modus operandi for a predator, rendering his victim unconscious or so incapacitated as to be unable to clearly answer police questions about the incident. After having done a lot of work on myself, I realize that we are only as sick as the secrets we keep. Once those secrets are spoken aloud, even if to just one person, they lose their power. I no longer feel the shame that kept me silent. Yes, I could have told my story years ago, and in hindsight I probably should have. It’s time now that my voice be added and to finally pull the curtain back from this dark moment in my life.

Having come of age in the late 1960s and early 1970s before marrying in the mid 1980s at 37, I certainly have a history. The difference is that any other relationships were consensual … my encounter with Bill Cosby was most certainly not.

In the years since that night I have crossed paths with Cosby only once, when my husband, a highly successful Oscar-winning film executive and producer, introduced me to him. I was shaking, wondering if he would recognize me by my unusual first name. His reaction spoke volumes. To Bill Cosby, I was just another stranger.

(This account is from Cindra Ladd in the Huffington Post)

 

Let us finish this post with a question: What lies ahead for the US and the world? Our society is changing for the worse and shows no signs of reversing that trend. Is God simply going to look the other way forever?

Absolutely not. Read (and study) the last book in the Bible to learn what’s ahead. Just ahead. As in SOON.
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“Let me tell you why Islam isn’t so terrible,” says Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast…

Just when you think that the man America elected to occupy the White House can’t look any dumber or sound any more like an apologist for Islam, he stands up at the National Prayer Breakfast and surprises us all one more time.

Remember, by the way, that this is a man who has told us he is a Christian. [He very obviously is not, because (1) he does not know the Bible at all, (2) he does not attend church (he’d rather play golf on Sundays), (3) he never speaks of his Christian faith in any context, and (4) he never misses an opportunity to stand up for Islam.]

His attendance at yesterday’s National Prayer Breakfast is a case in point.

This event would have been a wonderful opportunity for a Christian president to stand up and reaffirm how much his faith meant to him only a couple of days after Islam radicals confirmed for the world that they had executed a Jordanian military pilot by burning him alive and showing us the video to prove it. (Beheading, apparently, is too quick. Not enough suffering for the victim. Islam has now hit a new low in the estimation of most of the rest of the world and, in fact, in the eyes of most of the world’s Muslims, who are beginning to openly oppose radical Islam and all it stands for. Jordan is now promising to “eradicate” radical Islam.)

What did Obama say at the Prayer Breakfast? To paraphrase his remarks, he said “Islam really isn’t so bad. Let’s be sure to remember all the terrible things people have done in the name of Christ.” (Can you imagine a more off-putting theme, from the president of the US no less, at a Christian prayer breakfast?) Then he mentioned the Crusades (led by Catholics) of a thousand years ago, the Spanish Inquisition of the 1500’s, and slavery and the Jim Crow years in our own country.

The Spanish Inquisition was designed to rid Spain of both Muslims and Jews (guess that’s why Muslim-loving Obama remembers it), and it was people acting in the name of Christ who ultimately forced the abolition of slavery. Perhaps Obama has forgotten that it was Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., acting in the name of Christ, who led the battle here in the US for assimilation and equal rights.

Obama was not the main speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast. (Thankfully.) Darrell Waltrip was. You might know that name from NASCAR racing. Although Mr. Waltrip is now retired from racing, he spoke of a racing accident he had in 1993 which left him wondering what really might be awaiting him after death.  Then he seized the opportunity Obama missed. Darrell Waltrip said of Jesus, “If you’ve never gotten on your knees and asked Him to forgive you of your sins, you’re just a pretty good guy or a pretty good gal who is going to go to hell.

Darrell Waltrip understands what it is that sets Jesus apart from all other religious figures from creation to the present day: Jesus did not deserve to die, but He went willingly to that terrible Roman cross in order to make sure that all those who trust Him can have life beyond physical death on this earth. And then He rose from physical death to prove to every doubter from that day to this that He was really who He said He was, and that there can be life after death if we trust Him to guide us to it.

Islam’s Mohammad is dead and gone. Islam has no savior to offer the world. Islam has nothing to offer the world, in fact, because the Quran is not a holy book inspired by the God of love who gave us Jesus. The Quran tells Muslims to be sure to kill all the unbelievers they meet. The Bible tells us to tell others of the love of the Savior, the Son of God, who went to a death He did not deserve so that we could go to an eternal life we do not deserve. The difference between Christianity and Islam (and every other religion) could not be more clear, more stark, more black and white.

Darrell Waltrip made his choice, and you need to make yours.
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US citizens are more confused than ever…

Well, here we are. A brand new year.

Trouble is, it looks a lot like the old year we just left.

Nothing seems to make sense so far in this new year, either…

2015 looks confused...

2015 looks pretty confused, just like 2014…

The two articles shown above were two of many on a well-known US and world news compilation website called WATCH.ORG. They were posted and shown just as we’ve copied them.

Apparently, Americans still admire greatly Dr. Billy Graham, the well-known evangelist who is now in his nineties.  We share that admiration. He has written many excellent Christian books; he has spoken to millions of people all over the world for more than 60 years, telling them of the great God who loves them and gave His own Son, Jesus Christ, as the only possible sacrifice to redeem us from our sins; and Dr. Graham has done all this with never a whiff of controversy or scandal.

As the second article will show, however, a US Army chaplain, a CHRISTIAN Chaplain who presumably was taken into the Army for the purpose of doing essentially the same thing as Rev. Graham, telling our Army troops about the same great God and the same great sacrifice, was reprimanded because he wanted to deliver that same message to the troops under his care.

Does this even begin to make sense to you? Of course it doesn’t. It can’t.

Was there a complaint against the chaplain? Yes. One complaint. An atheist trooper decided that the message coming from his chaplain was something that unbelieving soldier didn’t want to hear.

Most soldiers in the military, today and throughout history, had at least enough sense to think, “Gosh, I’m now in the military, there’s a pretty good chance that other people might be trying to kill me while I’m wearing this uniform, so maybe I should do a little homework on this God question. Maybe I should try to make sure the chaplain is right in what he’s been telling me.”

Is it hard to reach that point of deciding what’s right and what’s nonsense? Of course not. It’s easier now than it has ever been. Now you can sit in front of your computer and do nothing but click from one website to another to another. You don’t even have to go to all the effort required to actually lift a book off the shelf and open it.

Since it is now so totally simple to get the right information and make an informed decision which is going to effect your eternity, please allow us to suggest that you do it. Do not put it off. If you somehow manage to die tomorrow and face eternity, you must know what’s ahead of you. More than that, you must be PREPARED for what’s ahead of you.

Things are only going to get MORE CONFUSED and MORE CONFLICTED as we go forward into the rest of this year and those which may follow. How do we know? Because we read the Book. And we visit the website.

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