Archive for August, 2012
God never has need for a Plan B, C, or D. His first plan is always the best plan and it will always come to fruition! It may appear to puny man that God puts in plan B, but that is truly never the case.
It is interesting that one particular article I wrote well over one year ago (May, 2011) still continues to receive comments and posts. The article dealt with aspects of Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, and Seventh-day Adventism, but by far, most of the people who respond are from the Seventh-day Adventist system of belief. Many write to tell me that I am wrong, that they were raised within Seventh-day Adventism and as such, they assure me that either the beliefs I mention that are attributed to SDA are either erroneous, or limited to the fringe within SDA.
Anyone who stands against the newly installed government in Egypt is going to pay the price. Apparently, that includes being crucified. According to several news outlets, both Christians and non-Christians are being brutalized by President Morsi’s regime.
Reading through the magazine that, in the most current issue, has dedicated itself to discussing (and essentially defending) the reasons for the name change, I am struck with the realization that it all boils down to the belief that having the word “Bible” in the name somehow put the university in the unenviable position of losing out on student enrollment. To me – and I would be told that I am in the minority – this is a tragic reason for a name change.
Now remember, a “false flag” is an event make to look as though it is very real; kind of like a Hollywood movie (think “Wag the Tail”). There is never any real danger to the targeted person at all, but the average individual does not know this. All they know is what they hear on the news or read in the papers or on the Internet. Sure looks real to them, so by gum, it must be real!
In the first chapter of Daniel, we learn almost immediately about Daniel’s character. He, along with many others, were carted off to Babylon’s headquarters under King Nebuchadnezzar. Old Neb went back for a total of three separate occasions before he finally had finished pillaging the Temple treasures and burned Jerusalem to the ground.
Once taken captive, Daniel and his friends were part of Nebuchadnezzar’s grand experiment in brainwashing. It included being fed the best food and drink from the king’s storehouse. This was the first problem and the Bible tells us that “…Daniel made up his mind that he would not defile himself with the king’s choice food or with the wine which he drank…” (Daniel 1:8a). The KJV says that Daniel purposed in his heart. We need to stop and really consider this truth. Is it any wonder that Daniel was loved of the Lord? Is it any wonder that God was so gracious to him throughout his entire adult life?