Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Isaiah 43:3
For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead.
(God does have His Favorites - He Loves All, but not all love Him...)

Isaiah 48:17
This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the LORD your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go."
(Guide Us - Oh Lord... we need it so!)

Isaiah 51:15
For I am the LORD your God, who churns up the sea so that its waves roar— the LORD Almighty is his name.
(Lord Almighty - certainly not Poseidon... and much less Zeus!)

Psalm 86:8
Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord; no deeds can compare with yours.
(NOT admittance that other gods exist - merely the fact being recognized, and it is deplorable, that other "deities" have had as many partisans... when their deeds do not even begin to measure up. And their "godhood" is totally questionable... They are man-made while the true God made man! See the diff?)

Joel 2:27
Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the LORD your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.
(See? THERE IS NO OTHER! All the others are but inventions - created by man... or devil. The universe has only One Creator!)

Psalm 50:7
"Hear, O my people, and I will speak, O Israel, and I will testify against you: I am God, your God."
(God Is Love - God Is Our Heavenly Father - God Is Our Maker... but God Is also Our Judge! The only judge who matters at all...)


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7:52 PM  
Blogger Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™ said...

Joel 2:27
Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the LORD your God, and that there is no other; never again will my people be shamed.

Israel is the Apple of God's Eye -
There is no other God but God -
And His Faithful will never again be persecuted, spurned, ridiculed or anything of the sort.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™ said...

Indonesia - Monday November 21, 2005
Tally rises to five dead and six critically wounded in Sulawesi since October 29.
November 21 (Compass) – Indonesian Christians are in shock today as details emerge of two vicious attacks over the weekend on a Christian couple and three teenagers in the town of Palu, Central Sulawesi.

Motorbike riders shot a man and woman at close range shortly after they left a church service on Saturday (November 19). Palu is near the town of Poso, where machete and shooting attacks have killed four teenage girls and seriously injured two others in the past month (See Compass Direct, “Two More Schoolgirls Critically Injured in Poso, Indonesia,” November 9).

The victims of Saturday’s shooting were identified as Novlin Pallinggi, 37, and her husband Pudji Laksono, 45. A bullet was removed from Laksono’s chest on Sunday, and he is in stable condition. But surgeons failed to dislodge two bullets from Pallinggi’s chest and ribs, and she remains in critical condition, The Jakarta Post reported today.

Witnesses said two men had fired at the couple.

In the same town on Friday morning (November 18), two women and one man were attacked with machetes, killing one of the women. Officials have refused to comment on the religious affiliation of the three victims.

Three men riding a motorbike and carrying machetes drew near another motorbike bearing 20-year old Supriyanti and her friends, identified in local media reports only by their first names: a 23-year-old man named Anca, and a 20-year-old woman named Evi.

The assailants struck Supriyanti’s neck and almost severed one of Evi’s arms. Anca escaped serious injury and immediately took his friends to the local Wirabuana hospital, where staff turned them away because the wounds were “too serious.”

Anca then took Supriyanti and Evi to the Undata hospital, but Supriyanti died on the way due to severe blood loss.

By Friday afternoon, police had questioned five witnesses but were still looking for the perpetrators, according to an Antara news agency report.

Adj. Sr. Comr. Rais Adam, speaking on behalf of the Central Sulawesi police force, refused to speculate on links between these incidents and previous attacks in the nearby town of Poso.

Two female students, Ivon Maganti, 17, and Siti Nuraini, 17, were shot on November 8 while they sat chatting in front of a house in a Christian area of Poso. Siti, a Muslim, died shortly afterward, while Ivon, a Christian, is still recovering.

Machete-wielding assailants also beheaded three Christian schoolgirls – Theresia Morangke, 15, Alfita Poliwo, 17, and Yarni Sambue, 15 – in Poso on October 29 as they walked to school. A fourth victim, 15-year-old Noviana Malewa, is still being treated for serious machete wounds to her face and neck.

National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Soenarko said on Friday that police had arrested a man named Irfan Masiro in relation to the beheadings. Masiro is a security guard at Poso Hospital.

“We have named Irfan a suspect because ... he owned a machete with a bloodstain that matches [Morangke’s] blood type,” Soenarko said.

Irfan is one of five suspects previously questioned by the military; the other four were released last week due to lack of evidence.

Soenarko also said police had arrested four suspects in the November 8 shooting of Maganti and Nuraini. Residents of Poso and Palu remained skeptical however, citing numerous violent crimes in 2004 and 2005 that remain unsolved. In most cases, the victims were Christians.

From 2000 to 2001, violent conflict between Muslims and Christians on the island of Sulawesi resulted in at least 1,000 deaths. A similar conflict took place in the neighboring Maluku islands from 1998 to 2002.

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2:20 PM  
Blogger Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™ said...


November 21 was International "say Hello Day"...

I complained that those hellos were insincere oftentimes... on The Lukewarm Blog...


Worst-case scenario - we could be saying hello to our backstabber and eventual murderer...

2:29 PM  
Blogger Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™ said...

by Thomas Horn

More Christians died for their faith in the twentieth century than at any other time in history, says Christian Solidarity International. Global reports indicate that over 150,000 Christians were martyred last year, chiefly outside of the United States. However, statistics are changing: persecution of Christians is on the increase in the United States. What's happening to bring about this change?

According to some experts a pattern is emerging reminiscent of Jewish persecution in post war Germany. "Isolation of, and discrimination against Christians is growing almost geometrically" says Don McAlvany in The Midnight Herald. "This is the way it started in Germany against the Jews. As they became more isolated and marginalized by the Nazi propaganda machine, as popular hatred and prejudice against the Jews increased among the German people, wholesale persecution followed. Could this be where the growing anti-Christian consensus in America is taking us?"

Tolerance of anti-Christian attitudes in the United States is escalating. Recently, a woman in Houston, Texas was ordered by local police to stop handing out gospel tracts to children who knocked on her door during Halloween. Officers informed her that such activity is illegal (not true), and that she would be arrested if she continued. In Madison, Wisconsin, the Freedom from Religion Foundation distributes anti-Christian pamphlets to public school children entitled, "We Can Be Good Without God." The entertainment industry and syndicated media increasingly vilify Christians as sewer rats, vultures, and simple-minded social ingrates. The FBI and the Clinton White House brand fundamentalist Christian groups as hate mongers and potential terrorists. The Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago warns that plans by Southern Baptists to hold a convention in the Windy City next year might foment "hate crimes" against minorities, causing some Christians to fear that speaking openly about their religious beliefs will soon be considered a crime. All this, while Christianity itself is often a target of hate-crime violence. We remember the students at Columbine, and the United Methodist minister who was fatally beaten and burned in a remote part of Chattanooga, Tennessee, to name a few of the recent examples of interpersonal violence aimed at believers.


Manly P. Hall once wrote, "They are the invisible powers behind the thrones of earth, and men are but marionettes, dancing while the invisible ones pull the strings." Satan's string pullers have patiently manipulated unregenerate architects of American society for over five decades, networking both visible and invisible principalities to discredit Christian causes. Indicators reveal the propaganda blame-game against western believers is working.

Even a casual observance of the facts reveals growing isolation of Christians as a people group, especially school age believers. Faculty and peer efforts to convince public school children that America was not founded on Christian ideals, and that our forefathers actually wanted a secular society, permeates public school interaction. History revisionists labor to eliminate any and all contradictory historical evidence from public school curriculum, and mockingly stereotype Christians as unenlightened fringe.

A few years ago, Dr. Paul Vitz, then professor of psychology at New York University, worked with a committee that examined sixty social studies and history textbooks used in public schools across the United States. The committee was amazed to find that almost every reference to the Christian influence of early America was systematically removed. Their conclusion: the writers of the commonly used textbooks exhibited paranoia of the Christian religion and intentionally censored Christianity's positive role in American history.

Intolerant, Christ-hating censors of religious expression target the media and public school curriculum because this is the best place, outside of the churches and families, to indoctrinate children and thus manipulate the future political and cultural landscape. If one succeeds in separating Godly principles from public education and the media, they deny citizens the knowledge of good and keep them from embracing the laws of God. To that extent, they are pawns of evil and subvert and destroy both the message and the messengers of righteousness.


In an article entitled "Our Violent Kids," Time Magazine reported "an upsurge in the most violent types of crimes by teens." Through television, "by the age of 16, the typical child has witnessed an estimated 200,000 acts of violence, including 33,000 murders," the article went on to say.

A major study by Dr. Brandon Centerwell of the University of Washington's Department of Epidemiology concludes that "exposure to television" is related to approximately one-half of the homicides committed in the United States, or approximately 10,000 homicides annually. Exposure to television and other forms of propaganda is also related to a majority of rapes, assaults, and acts of violence according to the study.

Censoring the Christian model and denigrating biblical values has resulted in a generation where every day in the United States:

· 437 children are arrested for drinking or drunk driving
· 211 children are arrested for drug abuse
· 1,629 children are in adult jails
· 30 children are wounded by guns
· 10 children are killed by guns
· 135,000 children bring a gun to school

Social scientists claim this generation's inability to define absolutes, and a growing pattern of anti-Christian behavior, may ultimately result in the collapse of the American superstructure, as situation ethics, AIDS and other forms of sexually transmitted diseases, the redefining of the family unit, and other abandonments of biblical standards of morality come to their dangerous and natural conclusion.


History students compare the French Revolution and the horror of persecution and torture under Robespierre, with the Revolutionary War in America that resulted in unprecedented cultural and monetary success. While citizens in America rejoiced in newfound religious liberty and freedom, more than twenty thousand people died in Paris's guillotines. The years to follow in France brought a reign of terror leading up to totalitarianism and Napoleon.

Why were the American and French Revolutions followed by such contrasting societal conclusions? The difference was that the American Revolution was fought on Christian principles, while the French Revolution was anti-God. The forces behind the French Revolution were out to eliminate Christianity as the enemy of France. A statue of a nude woman was placed on the altar of the church in Notre Dame, and the God of the Bible was proclaimed dead. Soon afterward, the French government collapsed.

Is the Fabian process of gradualism taking modern America down a similar path? Perhaps. For the past five decades Americans have allowed the liberal Left to defend the use of public funds for pornography, explicit sex education, and anti-Christian curricula. The Hollywood elite have denigrated Christian values and mocked the virtues of purity. The highest courts in the land have ruled with contemptuous decree against God, against prayer, and against the free expression of religion. Is it any wonder we have become the most profane and violent society in the industrialized


America's Founding Fathers understood that all government is based on either a theistic or anti-theistic foundation. Adepts of history like George Washington understood that countries whose systems of government embrace national anti-theistic views ultimately come to ruin. Strong religious convictions therefore played a role in the development of the United States, which was established on Christian principles and open to all people of good will. In 1892 this was argued before the Supreme Court of the United States. After exhaustive deliberation, the Court said, "Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. [It is] impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian."

Imagine that. A nation whose laws and institutions are based on the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. Why, such a place would surely become the leader in education, invention, and the arts. Such a place would probably become a haven of religious liberty for more types and religions of people than has ever existed anywhere or at any time on earth. Instead of religious persecution and intolerance, such a place would offer hope and opportunity to the huddled masses of the earth.

By Thomas Horn


Thanks to Thomas Horn from Worthy News for this excellent article.

2:30 PM  
Blogger Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™ said...

Zep 2:3
New International Version
Seek the Lord , all you humble of the land, you who do what he commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord's anger.

King James Version
"Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD'S anger."

Truth in our ideas means their power to work. - -- William James

3:09 PM  
Blogger Luminous (\ô/) Luciano ™ said...

Taken from an online group of which I am a member in good standing (though I rarely participate in... admittedly) ~

Pamela D. states:
[...] I am an avid Bible student. I have also studied the Koran, Talmud, Mish nah, and Josephus. I do believe we are in the end times. I use his real name Yahshua - in Hebrew a sus is a horse.

There is a end time prophecy in the Koran that says Jesus will come in the end times and rule the Earth from Jerusalem. He will force the whole earth to follow Mohamed, if they do not except the Muslim faith this Jesus of the Koran will behead them. This prophecy in the Koran specifically refers to Christians and Jews as targets of this forced conversion. I know Yahshuah is not this Jesus of the Koran. I think he may well be the lawless one of the Bible however. What do you think?

2Th 2:8 Then the lawless one shall be revealed, whom the Master shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth and bring to naught with the manifestation of His coming.

2Th 2:9

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power and signs and wonders of falsehood,
2Th 2:10

and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth, in order for them to be saved.

MoonChic M. states:



Steve L. states:
I found what you said very interesting. Welcome to the group.

MoonChic M. states:
Also if a few NON-BELIEVERS out there who would like to join and Learn about God and Jesus and could keep an *Open Mind* on starting to Believe and turn toward God and Jesus, You are Welcome here too.

Pamela D. states:
Take this link e-sword.net
To get free software that has almost every Bible ever written in many different languages.

"Jesus told us that since we've been blessed we should bless others. I am happy to provide a blessing to others in the form of free Bible study software!

As a Bible student and teacher I have experienced the necessary work involved in searching the Scriptures for the competent preparation of a Bible study, Sunday school lesson, or a sermon. There are volumes of books available as study tools (and the Christian community is indebted to the various authors' perseverance and scholarship), but there is not enough time, money, or shelf space to properly take advantage of these resources. Computer software has changed the way we can study the Word of GOD. With a simple search or click of the mouse button, we now have access to these same volumes of scholarship within seconds! e-Sword is a fast and effective way to study the Bible. e-Sword is feature rich and user friendly with more capabilities than you would expect in a free software package. The fact that e-Sword is free is just one of the blessings and does not speak of the quality of the software. I make my living writing software and I believe I have put forth my best effort in this endeavor. The real work, however, was put in by the godly men and women who devoted countless years creating the texts that have been made available for our benefit.

In His service,

Rick Meyers

George S. states:
Pamela I thank you for the link to Bible Software I have wanted The Bible on my puter since I got it.

Pamela D. states:
This is really great software If you tried to buy all the Bibles, Commentaries, Dictionaries, Devotionals, and more that are free for the downloading at e-sword you could go broke. I know I would LOL

To share a verse here on the board all you have to do is copy and paste I can't say enough good about it.

Growing into maturity…

1 Corinthians 13: 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. (NIV)

Each of us must push ourselves to grow and mature in Christ. We must make an effort to mature in our spiritual life, in our life with family and friends, and in our life in our workplace. We are called to be mature persons, even when we are quite young, for mature people have a dramatic impact upon those around them. A mature child, who possesses the wisdom of an adult, can direct or redirect the path of children who are not so mature. A mature family member can help a family through tough times. A mature employee can make a resounding mark upon a company and the other employees within that company. We are called by God to grow up in the Spirit, grow in wisdom, and grow in the love of God. The more we grow in His love, the more blessings He bestows upon us.

Pamela D. states:
1Co 13 I love this whole chapter

The 13th chapter of First Corinthians from the Scriptures I think it reads much better as a whole letter rather than being broken up by verses.

1Co 13:1-13

If I speak with the tongues of men and of messengers, but do not have love, I have become as sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophecy, and know all secrets and all knowledge, and if I have all belief, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am none at all. And if I give out all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but do not have love, I am not profited at all. Love is patient, is kind, love does not envy, love does not boast, is not puffed up, does not behave indecently, does not seek its own, is not provoked, reckons not the evil, does not rejoice over the unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth, it covers all, believes all, expects all, endures all. Love never fails. And whether there be prophecies, they shall be inactive; or tongues, they shall cease; or knowledge, it shall be inactive. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part shall be inactive. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I thought as a child, I reasoned as a child. But when I became a man, I did away with childish matters. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know, as I also have been known. And now belief, expectation, and love remain - these three. But the greatest of these is love.

Jeanette G. states:
Pamela said: There is a end time prophecy in the Koran that says Jesus will come in the end times and rule the Earth from Jerusalem. He will force the whole earth to follow Mohamed, if they do not except the Muslim faith this Jesus of the Koran will behead them. This prophecy in the Koran specifically refers to Christians and Jews as targets of this forced conversion. I know Yahshuah is not this Jesus of the Koran. I think he may well be the lawless one of the Bible however. What do you think?

Pamela: I have never studied the Koran, I spend my time learning about my Saviour, Jesus Christ, and feeding on the Word of God. It would be impossible for me to converse intelligently about the Koran but I can tell you my beliefs based on the Holy Bible. According to God's divinely inspired Word, the Koran cannot be accredited with any factual truth. We, born again believers, know that it is the Jews that are God's chosen people and that Jesus Christ glorified His Father, Jehovah God, not Mohamed. The referenced scriptures you quoted from 2 Thessalonians is a beautiful study. I personally see the "lawless one" as none other than the Antichrist.

The theme of the first Epistle is the coming of the Lord Jesus to receive His own to be with Him before that awful period of judgment which will come upon the earth, designated in the O.T. as "The day of the Lord," "A time of trouble," and "The time of Jacob's trouble." Our Lord Jesus spoke of it as "the great tribulation."

The 1st Chapter sets forth the truth of the Lord's judgment to take place at His manifestation when He shall be "revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ." Believers of this Church age will have been "caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air," and they will appear with Him in glory when He descends as here depicted. Paul emphasizes and stresses the fact that the day of the Lord cannot begin while the Church is still on the earth.

"The day of the Lord," is the day when Jehovah's judgments will be poured out, culminating in the literal return of the Lord Jesus to this world where He will set up the kingdom of God in manifested glory.

Paul says, "For that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition." The man of sin can be no other than the personal Antichrist of whom the Apostle John speaks of in his epistles, and who is known also as the king who "shall do according to his own will" in Daniel's great prophecy. But after the Church as been caught away then the apostasy of Christiandom and Judaism will be complete: the vast multitude of unconverted professors left on earth will throw off all pretension of allegiance to Christ and to God. That will be the complete falling away or apostasy which will be the preparation for the reception of the Antichrist. "Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God."

Daniel's prophecy: "And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all."

This mysterious king will be a Jew. We get that from the fact that he is said not to regard the God of his fathers. In Scripture this refers invariably to the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. So the man of sin will be the son of Jewish parents; he will present himself to Israel as God manifest in the flesh, the Messiah for whom they have waited. He must fulfill all the O.T. prophecy such as being born in Bethlehem, etc., in order to deceive the Jews into believing he IS this Messiah.


MoonChic M. states:
We ALL are God's children. It's not us to judge HOW others believe in God and Jesus. That is between God Jesus and the person that belives in God and Jesus. I do feel that the BIBLE is the only way to try and understand what Jesus messages are. I don't think that different religions here are this earth is better or less than any other religions. God loves us all. And he says, that whosoever BELIEVES in him shall have everlasting life.

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