Monthly Archives: February 2014

PETE’S PAGE; FRIDAY FUN

Posted by Pistol Pete

Today’s post is totally non-political. If nobody’s interested,I don’t know what to tell you.

In 1922,American satirist,H.L. Mencken wrote:

“On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
That prophecy has,I believe,been fulfilled.
BEHOLD THE BUTT-FACED DOG

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A Form of Godliness

The great battle of our time is not between atheism and religion. It’s between false religion and true faith in the God of the Bible. Face it. Demons know that God exists. They just don’t want to be on His team. And neither do their followers.

Scripture warns us, “There will be terrifying times in the last days. People will … make a pretense of religion, but deny its power.” 2 Timothy 3:1ff NABRE.  Many Protestant translations render this line “having (or holding to) a form (or appearance) of godliness, but denying its power.”

I get the pretense of religion, but was struggling with what “denying its power” meant until I saw the GOD’S WORD® Translation which says, “They will appear to have a godly life, but they will not let its power change them.”

Truly living for God changes a person for the better. Faking it … not so much. This ties in nicely with what Jesus told us about how to identify false religious leaders.

“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them. Every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit. So by their fruits you will know them.” Matthew 7:15ff

Looking for the FRUIT in a person’s life is a great way to avoid being caught up in the snare of an attractive, smooth-talking, charismatic leader.

“Even Satan masquerades as an angel of light. So it is not strange that his ministers also masquerade as ministers of righteousness.” 2 Corinthians 11:14-15

In 2008, Obama was hailed as an elevated being, a form of the divine, blahdiblahdiblah. The most nauseating expression was this one:

“Many spiritually advanced people I know (not coweringly religious, mind you, but deeply spiritual) identify Obama as a Lightworker, that rare kind of attuned being who has the ability to lead us not merely to new foreign policies or health care plans or whatnot, but who can actually help usher in a new way of being on the planet, of relating and connecting and engaging with this bizarre earthly experiment. These kinds of people actually help us evolve. They are philosophers and peacemakers of a very high order, and they speak not just to reason or emotion, but to the soul.” From “Is Obama an enlightened being?” @ http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/morford/article/Is-Obama-an-enlightened-being-Spiritual-wise-2544395.php

Did you catch the “coweringly religious” who are not “deeply spiritual”? That’s Satan all over. God demands humility. Satan offers a pretense of self-aggrandizement. It’s “I AM the only God” vs. “You too can achieve divinity.”

Then there are the “We’re Christians! Really!” churches that really aren’t. For example, I read today about a congregation in Charlotte that bears a creepy resemblance to the early Jimmy Jones church. At Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church, the focus is on Furtick, not on Jesus. Adults are taught that Furtick hears from God, then “pours into” his congregation “spiritually and professionally.” Ick.

In Sunday School, the children of Elevation Church were given a page to color with a quotation from Romans 13:1 – “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” Underneath was a line drawing of Furtick preaching from the pulpit. Mega ick.

“There is no authority except from God” has often been used and abused to cow believers into submitting to an evil authority via this false syllogism:

  • All authority is ordained by God.
  • So-and-so has authority.
  • So-and-so is ordained by God.
  • Therefore, we must submit to him.

But according to the source I googled, the Greek word commonly translated as “from” actually means “under.”

The proper translation – “There is no authority except under God” – means any authority which is not under God is illegitimate. This produces the correct interpretation:

  • All legitimate authority is from God.
  • So-and-so is hostile to God.
  • His authority is illegitimate.
  • Therefore, we are not bound to submit to him.

Good to know.

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I had such a blessing today!

If you’ve been following my Revelation blogs right along, you’ll know that I believe that the Seven Letters and the Seven Seals are parallel descriptions of the Ages of the Christian Church, that the Rapture will fall on the Sixth, and that the Seventh describes the period between the Rapture and the beginning of the last Seven Years of Time.

Revelation Letters Seals Timeline - Pre-Tribulation

In my head, I call this last period “Laodicea”, because that is the name of the city to which the last Letter is addressed.

Months ago, when I was first working this stuff out, I was talking with Mama Buzz about how it seemed to me the Seventh Letter and Seventh Seal added up to a period of about six months when Jesus would knock on the hearts of the Left Behind. And Mama Buzz kind of blurted, “What if the reason it’s silent in Heaven is that we’re all on Earth helping Him?”

Wow! What a concept! I got so psyched about the idea that my most important prayer-for-me was to become truly holy before the Rapture so I could be a fit and willing tool for Jesus to use during Laodicea. And, boy howdy, has He ever been taking me at my word. Growing pains hurt. Spiritual growing pains hurt more.

A while back, I got a tad pity partyish and whined at Him about how hard He was pushing me and I heard Him say in my spirit, “It’s what you wanted and time is short.” Ooookay! Nose. Grindstone. Grindstone. Nose.

The past couple of weeks, I’ve been on a kind of fun fantasy ride about how … if I’ve got this stuff right … we’ll be like Ultimate Avengers in our glorified bodies. After Jesus resurrected, He stuck around a while, so we have some hints about what it will be like to have a glorified body.

Solid, for one thing, right? He invited Thomas to stick his finger into his wounds. Ick. But able to appear, disappear, come and go from locked rooms … soo coool. Plus He walked a long way along that road to Emmaus without appearing to be anything odd or ghosty to the fellas.

So, anyway … last night was a hard one. I got enough rest to function today, for which I am very grateful. The days I spend entirely on the couch drag like molasses in January. But I’m tired. And it really did hurt a lot. I’m not whining, just setting up that “walk in my slippers” thing ZMalfoy talked about so you can understand and get some good out of the private revelation God sent me with breakfast.

See ZMalfoy’s comment @ https://polination.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/catholic-teaching-on-private-revelation/

Yesterday, I forgot to put my bookmark in before I closed my Bible. The dogs were really antsy for their breakfast, so I just jammed the bookmark back in any old where. Today, I opened to that random spot and here is the very first thing my eyes landed on.

2014_02 28 Blessing from God

Goosebumps! Heart-stopping, jaw-dropping, eye-leaking, get your praise on goosebumps! Sigh. Thank you, Lord. Thank you SO MUCH. Amen.

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PETE’S PAGE; THURSDAY EDITION

posted by Pistol Pete

Arizona governor Jan Brewer faced a choice between doing what was right and doing what was expedient. Under immense pressure,she chose expediency. The professional bullies score another victory. Apparently religious freedom for Christians must be subordinated to the will of liberal social engineers. Himmler-Holder has exhorted state AG’s to ignore gay marriage bans,a liberal Texas judge ruled that states’ ban on gay marriage as unconstitutional, and her in Illinois,the lib-dominated legislature approved it last fall,to go into effect in June. Last Friday,a leftist Chicago judge said ‘why wait?’ as the carpet munchers and rump rangers rushed to Cook County to get hitched. The Saturday edition of both the Chicago Sun Times and Tribune ran a front page photo of an attractive,30ish lesbian couple,rather than a couple ugly-ass crossdressers with mustaches. Just a little media manipulation there.
Here is Gov. Brewer in her surrender speech.

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Senator Reid is a big fat liar

Check out what the DEMOCRAT Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said from the floor of the United States Senate.

Reid: “It’s just stories! Lies!”

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. And the more than 5 million Americans who have had insurance policies they liked canceled? They’re all lying liars in a giant, right-wing conspiracy? Pull the other one, Harry.

Reid: “Ack! The Koch Brothers are trying to buy America!”

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Time Warner donated MORE TO DEMOCRATS than the KOCH BROTHERS donated to Republicans. And both of their donations were teensy weensy tater tots compared to the HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS that billionaires, big unions and corporations have shoveled into Democrat coffers.

Obamacrats are absolutely shameless. Five years ago, one of them pimped an equally evil lie from the floor of the House of Representatives.

Those of us who are not brain dead Obamacrats know that the Republican plans were about addressing specific problems in the health insurance market that drive costs up. E.g., States (like New York) that forbid residents to buy health insurance anywhere else.

In New York, Blue Cross has a monopoly; you know what happens when one business controls a commodity, right? It should tell you something about how UNaffordable health insurance has been in New York State that we are one of the few places where ObamaCare prices are similar or a little less.

Dearest couldn’t afford health insurance before ObamaCare; we STILL can’t afford it, but now the government is going to FINE us for not having it. Thanks, Democrats. That was a Big Help. NOT.

Here’s a sampling of Tweets and Twitchy comments in response to Reid’s outrageous claim:

  • It’s all lies? So I haven’t been cut to 25 hrs/wk? Awesome!
  • And yet it was Obama’s oft-repeated promise that we could keep our doctors and our plans that was judge 2013 Lie of the Year.
  • Harry Reid can smear cancer patients by calling them liars and most of our media just ignores it.
  • Typical of the left to accuse Conservatives of doing what THEY are actually doing!
  • I lost my insurance. That’s true. I cannot stand liars like Obama, Pelosi, and Reid.
  • Discounting Americans’ personal stories. Shameful.
  • “Shameful” is Harry Reid’s middle name.

Tweeters also sent around links to some of these allegedly untrue horror stories.

We’re supposed to believe the KOCH BROTHERS are behind ALL THIS when they can’t even engineer a majority in the Senate?! Bwahahahahahahaha! 

Update: Reid walked back on his statement. And by that I mean he shifted his lying feet about 1 centimeter, from all the horror stories are lies to the vast, vast majority of the ones the Koch Brothers finance are lies.

Puh-leeze. This is the same man who once swore that he had it on good authority that Mitt Romney had not paid his taxes in years. That was a big fat lie as well … not that the Democrat Media Machine cared.

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Catholic Teaching on Private Revelation

“Extinguish not the spirit. Despise not prophecies. But prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” (1 Thes 5:19-21)

The Catholic teaching on private revelation boils down to these basic points:

All that the Father desired to reveal for our salvation has been revealed in His Word, Jesus Christ. This is known as the Deposit of Faith. Private revelations do not belong to the Deposit of Faith.

Private revelation may help us live more fully by Christ’s Revelation during a certain period of history, but must never presume to alter Christ’s definitive Revelation.

The Catholic Church investigates private revelations that gain enough of a following to become potentially problematic for the faithful. Three outcomes are possible:

1. The Church will withhold judgment.

E.g., Medjugorje, which is still on-going, is in this area. While the Church has not condemned the visions or suppressed discussion of Medjugorje, recent statements from the Vatican have been highly cautionary, not because there has been anything problematic to the Deposit of Faith, but because none of the events has risen to the very high level of “definitely supernatural AND from God” which is required by the Church.

Colin B. Donovan, STL, writes that as of 2013: “Catholics on both sides of the issue should exercise prudence and charity in speaking of it. Medjugorje is not a litmus test of orthodoxy, though every Catholic will have a moral obligation to accept the judgment of Rome when it is rendered.”

2. The Church will condemn the revelation.

An example of such a condemnation comes from the Bishop of Brooklyn concerning the alleged apparitions at Bayside: “A thorough investigation revealed that the alleged ‘visions of Bayside’ completely lacked authenticity. … The ‘messages’ and other related propaganda contain statements which, among other things, are contrary to the teachings of the Catholic Church, undermine the legitimate authority of bishops and councils and instill doubts in the minds of the faithful, for example, by claiming that, for years, an ‘imposter (sic) Pope’ governed the Catholic Church in place of Paul VI.”

3. The Church will declare the revelation “worthy of belief.”

For example, the visions of Fatima, Portugal, were declared worthy of belief in October 1930 by the Bishop of Leiria-Fátima. Approved private revelations do not become a part of the Deposit of Faith, thus Catholics are not bound to believe in them. However, such refusal must be done with proper modesty, for good reasons, and without the intention of setting oneself up as a superior.

Sources:

EXCELLENT overview: “Apparitions/Private Revelations” article by Colin B. Donovan, STL, at EWTN @ https://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/apparitions.htm

Catholic Catechism on Private Revelation @ http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p1s1c2a1.htm

Dei Verbum (Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation) @ http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat-ii_const_19651118_dei-verbum_en.html

Declaration concerning the “Bayside Movement” by Bishop Francis Mugavero of Brooklyn- November 4, 1986 @ http://www.ewtn.com/library/newage/mugabay.txt

Official position of the Catholic Church on the Fatima apparitions @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Our_Lady_of_F%C3%A1tima#Official_position_of_the_Catholic_Church

Historical overview of the Catholic Church’s evolving position on Medjugorje apparitions by Colin B. Donovan, STL @ https://www.ewtn.com/expert/answers/medjugorje.htm

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PETE’S PAGE; WEDNESDAY EDITION

Posted by Pistol Pete

Correction to yesterdays post…it was my 800th,not 700th.The editor regrets the error.

I see our page hits are back down in the 20’s. I have that effect on people.

MEET DEBBIE DINGELL,AGED 60 WITH HER MUMMIFIED SUGAR DADDY,AGE ABOUT 228. HE HAS BEEN IN CONGRESS 58 YEARS,FOLLOWING HIS DADDY WHO HAD IT FOR 20 YEARS. POLITICAL EXPERTS SAY THE TRANSFER OF THE POSITION FROM THE WALKING DEAD TO THE WOMAN WHO MARRIED HIM STRICTLY FOR LOVE 30 YEARS AGO,I’M SURE,WILL BE SMOOTH AND SEAMLESS. GOD BLESS STUPID DEMOCRAT VOTERS.

THIS REMINDS ME OF A LINE ELI WALLACH,THE JEWISH MEXICAN HAD IN A FILM LONG AGO…’IF GOD HAD NOT MEANT FOR THEM TO BE SHORN,HE WOULD NOT HAVE MADE THEM SHEEP.’

THIS IS McCONNELL’S DEMOCRAT OPPONENT, ALISON LUNDERGAN GRIMES, POSING WITH THE CROOKED PENIS.

YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHERE HIS OTHER HAND IS.

I CAN’T SAY IT ANY BETTER THAN THIS

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We’re NOT serving the same deity, people!

The Dangers of the Last Days

People will be … lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, as they make a pretense of religion but deny its power. (2 Timothy 3:2-5)

2014_02 25 Obama pimping Ocare is God's work

“We’re going to make a big push these last few weeks,” Obama told OFA volunteers and officials. “I can talk, my team can talk here in Washington, but it’s not going to make as much of a difference as if you are out there making the case. The work you’re doing is God’s work. It is hard work.”

ZONATION: Intolerant Democrats Deny God Three Times at DNC

This is a fabulous video. Really worth your time.

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http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/barack-obama-organizing-for-action-volunteers-103954.html

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