Thursday, November 5, 2020
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups buttermilk
4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 TBS granulated sugar
2 tsp salt
1 stick butter
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Place butter in an 8 X 8 baking dish and put the dish into the oven to allow the butter to melt.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
Add buttermilk slowly and mix until a moist dough is formed.
Remove baking dish from the oven and place dough on top of melted butter.
Using a spatula, spread dough evenly across pan until it touches the sides; the butter will come up over the dough, and that's okay.
Bake for 15 minutes then remove and cut dough into 9 equal squares.
Place back in oven and bake until golden brown, about 5 to 10 minutes more.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Twas the night before Rapture,
And all through the land;
Not a soul could be stirred,
Not even God’s man.
The Churches were filled,
With social events;
With rock and roll music,
And much money spent.
They threw out the Hymnals,
And changed the Old Book;
Lived purpose filled lives;
But God’s Word they forsook.
Yea preachers preach sermons,
With words so discreet;
They download their outlines,
And on them put meat.
They mince all their words,
From beginning to end;
But preach against sin,
We dare not offend!
The Church should be relevant;
You hear them all say;
Not too old fashioned,
More geared for today.
With coffee and donuts,
For all who attend;
And gossip sessions,
As prayer among friends.
Playgrounds for children,
Entertainment for teens;
Just keep them coming,
Whatever the means.
Let’s feed the homeless,
And do our good deeds;
It makes us feel good,
To meet someone’s needs.
While men’s souls are burning,
yet more day by day,
For fear of offense,
Nothing do we say.
I might risk my job,
Make the boss mad at me;
If the gospel I give,
To that vile employee
Though countless will perish,
For eternity burn,
Don’t ask me to witness,
Don’t seek my concern.
To yield unto God’s Word,
I cannot, you see;
Lest one I offend,
And they wont like me.
So I’ll just wait for Jesus,
To sweep me away;
When he calls with a shout,
That grand Rapture day
When the Trump shall resound,
Translated we’ll be,
I wonder how many
Are going with me.
Will my children, my parents,
My spouse next to me,
Make it to Heaven,
The man at the Store,
Who I joked with today,
Will he make it to Heaven,
On that Rapture Day?
My neighbor, my friend,
My enemy as well;
Have I told them enough,
To spare them from Hell?
Monday, November 2, 2020
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Did you know there was something before time itself?
There was more than one creator. In fact, there are three. These three left their fingerprints all over their creation.
Romans 1:20- For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
Sun has light rays, heat rays, and actinic rays. Humans have a body, soul, and spirit. Molecules have a proton, electron, and neutron. I could go on, but I believe you get the point.
Before time began, however, these creators got together and discussed creation. The possibilities of world with time- what could happen if things went wrong. And, these creators came up with an understanding- a secret agreement, if you will, of what would happen if things went badly.
Ephesians 3:9- And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:
Once this understanding was in place, four words began time itself- Let there be light.
The brilliant flash that shone out from nothingness marked the beginning of time, the beginning of creation, the beginning of the known story.
As time passed, the very possibility that the creators talked about came to pass.
The thought of rebellion entered in. The acting upon the thought soon followed. And, the start of the downfall of creation came into existence.
There was hope, of course, that of the two being the one would be willing to fulfill the secret agreement if he was presented with the choice. But, alas, it was not to be. For he, too, chose to follow the actions of the first.
The creators called this sin.
James 1:15- Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
The sin came not from the fruit itself, which resembled a grape of sorts. But, the sin was in the action. As the thought became a reality, sin tore through the humans first. Changing the very life force that flowed through them. This life force kept them alive while slowly aging and killing them.
Mankind's body was flooded with blood. This was a new existence of what the creators hoped would never come into being. As the flesh turned pink in humans, the inky blackness of sin flowed down consuming everything within creation. Animals, too, were effected by this blood curse. Nature could not escape the destruction that it brought.
Romans 8:22- For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
The perfect world was now tainted with evil. Darkness filled the heart, mind, and land. And, the consequences of this would be seen when the creator came to inform mankind of his punishment- death.
Job 7:1- Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?
Each generation would now be tainted by this curse as it passed from father to child. As the procreation of life continued, there would be no escape from the blood that flowed through the veins of the future generations. Nor, would a cure be found among all creation.
Blood curses cannot be cured by anything other than blood. Evil blood must be paid for by innocent blood. But, where was this to be found?
The blood flowing out of the innocent lamb must have been a complete shock to creation. Never before had something died. Blood was now necessary to keep the body alive, but it would also slowly condemn the body to death. Each time evil was committed, more innocent blood would be spilled.
There is much more that happened as time progressed, but I shall skip to the parts that are most relevant to you- the reader.
After much time had passed, the creators decided it was time for their secret agreement to be fulfilled.
Matthew 13:35- That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
One of the creators took on a bodily form and became human. It would have a difficult thing if the creators hadn't come up with their secret plan before hand. Blood would be passed through the father.
Romans 5:12- Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
For the creator to remain innocent, and yet still be human, he would need a human mother but a divine, innocent father.
Creation marveled at this. Starts lighted the news to the humans. Angelic beings heralded his entrance into the dark world. But, as time passed people forgot.
After a few years, this human creator went into a garden to speak with the others.
"It's time for the agreement to be fulfilled." The creators said one to another.
The human creator knew the torment and the shame that would come upon him for this agreement to be completed. "Is there any other way?"
"None." came the reply.
Psalm 119:126- It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.
The human creator thought back to before time began and remembered what had been spoken. He knew if things went wrong that innocent blood would be the required payment. He knew that of all his creation he was the the only one who could possibly end this curse.
It was the agreement made before time began. His innocent blood would be shed to pay the price for sin.
"I'll do it." he stated as he thought with disdain at what would occur, "I'll complete the agreement."
Humans gathered with the powers of darkness to bring the creator to his end. The darkness thought that if they could kill the creator then time would be theirs to rule. No one could interfere with its reign.
As innocent blood flowed, the creator poured out all the wrath and anger that had been building through time for the evil that marred the land.
A crown of thorns from corrupted nature would pierce the brow where the beginning of evil took place- the payment for the thought that began sin.
A whip of leather mixed with animal bone and broken glass would slice through his body where the effects of sin took hold.
Hateful men would pull the hair from his beard and the blood would gush from where men spewed their evil words.
And, then the iron spikes would be driven through the hands and feet; blood spilled for every action that men committed and every wicked place that men traversed.
Daniel 2:22- He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
Innocent blood flowed for every lie, every theft, every murder, every selfish thought and deed. It would all be paid for as the creators looked down from heaven on one of their own who so willingly accepted the shame that was required.
As time passed by in hours, he paid for millenia of wickedness. Nature itself was ashamed of what was happening to its creator. The sun refused to shine. The ground quaked. But mankind appeared completely oblivious that they were murdering their creator.
When the price was paid in full, he cried his response to the secret agreement- "It is finished."
Leviticus 17:11- For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
He should have died long before, but it wasn't his blood that kept him alive. It was his desire to fulfill the agreement. And, once every aspect had been taken care of he allowed his spirit to depart.
Darkness reveled in their perceived victory. The creator is dead.
But, time has a way of bringing understanding. Three days passed and the true end of the agreement became clear.
The creator wasn't staying dead.
Romans 16:25-27- Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
As nature responded again to the presence of the creator, He stepped from the tomb. Everything that was required was presented before the other two creators. The three now saw the secret agreement completed.
How long did it take the creators to come up with this plan? How long did they reason before time began? The plan had to include grace and justice. It had to satisfy righteousness and mercy. It had to be completely binding and yet give total free choice.
The first man made the choice to sin. He brought damnation on everything the creators made.
But, the creators expected this. They made a plan for redemption before time began. A secret of which time itself was not aware.
I Corinthians 2:7-8- But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
And, now, the secret would become the crowning piece of time.
Isaiah 30:8- Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever:
One day, time will end. Perhaps it will end for only a moment, but it will end.
Everything in time will stand before the creators and give an account of what they did with their portion of the time granted them. What goodness did they accomplish? What evil did they commit?
Did they accept the covenant provided by the secret agreement?
Ecclesiastes 12:14- For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.
Time is a precious commodity that only flows one way. You cannot stop it. You cannot escape it. And, the same is true for the reckoning of what you did with it.
Psalms 25:14- The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
You have a story made up of time.
Ecclesiastes 3:17- I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
Saturday, October 31, 2020
All Hallows Eve
Once again, America gears up for the modern celebration of All Hallows Eve or as we commonly know it as Halloween. I remember when we went out with our friends, going from door to door amassing as much candy and fruit as we could get. And we ate about half of it on the way home.
We wore costumes intended to put fear in the hearts of those we met. The costumes were skeletons, devils, fairies, bats, werewolves, and other various animals. We would knock on the doors of the prospective victims of our terror and say, “Trick or Treat” and be rewarded with a fake scream and some candy. As we got older the candy bags faded away and the practical jokes begun. TPing trees and cars were one of the favorite pranks. We egged the cars and houses (not one of my prouder moments). Eventually, I wearied of the pranks and quit going altogether.
Today, the holiday has gone from going house to attending Fall Festivals and Trunk ‘N Treat events. This transformation of the celebration is due in part to psychotic individuals who would lace fruit and candy with drugs and razor blades and other unhealthy things. The change was necessary to maintain safety for all participants.
I attended a church that set up Trunk ‘N Treat events for two years and was successful. The members of the church would decorate their cars with various non-scary themes and pass out candy to the kids who came by. Food was provided and there were games they could play.
Origins of Halloween. We know that the holiday has its origins in Samhain or the Druid celebration of the Harvest and the end of summer. They also characterize it as a time when the spirit world would crossover into the living world. They believed these spirits were mischievous, causing trouble and sometimes crop damage. They also believed that these spirits would make it easier for the Druids to make predictions about the future. This was important to a person living in a volatile world. The people would start bonfires, comprising crops and animals as sacrifices to the Celtic deities. The people also wore animal skins to help fool the spirits.
The Druids, Celtic priests, ruled through occult terror and human sacrifices for centuries. They were deemed kings of occult practitioners and were known for worshipping evil spirits and offering human sacrifices to their demon gods.
The Celtic peoples lived in what we now know as Britain, Ireland, France, and Spain. The Romans completed their conquest of the Celtic peoples circa 43 A.D. The Romans gained a considerable amount of their culture from the peoples they conquered. During their four-century occupation of the Celtic lands, the Romans combined two of their festivals with Samhain. The first of these was Feralia, which is a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The other was a day the Romans honored Pomona, a Roman goddess of fruits and trees.
In 609 A.D... Pope Boniface IV dedicated the Pantheon in Rome to honor the Christian Martyrs and thus establishing All Martyrs Day in the Western church. Later, Pope Gregory III included all deceased saints and moved the celebration from 13 May to 1 November.
By the 9th century, Christianity had spread to Celtic lands and eventually blended with and undermined their older rites. In 1000 A.D. the church made 2 November All Souls Day to honor the dead. They celebrated all Souls Day in the fashion of Samhain with bonfires, parades, and dressing up in costumes as saints, angels, and devils. All Saints’ Day was called All-hallows and Samhain, which was celebrated the night before All-hallows was called All Hallows Eve, which soon became Halloween.
Halloween Comes to America. There was very scattered celebration of Halloween in the northern colonies due to the strong Protestant belief regimen. The southern colonies were more relaxed; therefore, Halloween celebrations were more commonplace.
In the southern colonies the European Halloween traditions assimilated Native American traditions and a distinctly American Halloween celebration emerged. The first events included “play parties” which were public events to celebrate the harvest. People would gather and tell stories of the dead, read each other’s fortunes, sing, and dance. The celebrations included the telling of ghost stories and general mischief making. By the middle of the 19th century, autumn festivals were common, but Halloween was not celebrated everywhere.
Between 1845-1852 some two million Irish immigrants arrived in America, to escape the Irish Potato Famine. They brought with them their Halloween traditions, and Halloween became a more celebrated event.
Some European Halloween traditions include Dooking (Scottish bobbing for apples), fireworks, games, mischief, and Pulchi, an Irish fortune telling game. Naughty children and not evil spirits, as believed in the past, caused most shenanigans folks encountered.
Trick or Treat in America. Borrowing from the European traditions, Americans began dressing up in costumes and to go from door to door asking for money or food. This practice eventually developed into our modern-day trick or treat praxis.
In the late 19th century, there was a move in America to mold Halloween into a more community-oriented event. The purpose was to remove the more devilish elements from the celebration, such as ghost stories, pranks, and witchcraft. By the turn of the century, Halloween parties for adults and children were commonplace. These parties comprised games, food of the season, and festive costumes.
Modern Celebrations. By the 1920’s and 1930’s Halloween had become a more secular and community celebration. The activities included parades and town wide parties.
By the 1950’s Halloween had evolved into holiday with the focus on young people. With the baby boomers the traditional town celebrations moved into the classroom and homes. Between the 1920’s and 1950’s came the revival of traditional “trick or treating.”
Is Halloween a Christian Holiday? Clearly, Halloween is rooted in the pagan rituals of the Celtic celebration of Samhain. Little is known about how the Satanists celebrate Halloween but Anton LeVay, founder of the Church of Satan, stated that Halloween was one the important holidays of the year for Satanists.
Margista Blanche Barton, a former high priestess of the Church of Satan, said of this holiday; “Halloween is traditionally a time when the obscure portal into the realms of darkness, death and the supernatural is thrown open.”
Wiccans, whose members are practitioners of witchcraft and nature worship, also celebrate Halloween as a major holiday.
Therefore, the answer to this question is no, it is not a Christian holiday.
Conclusion. You cannot be a Christian and celebrate Halloween, you cannot play on both sides of the street:
1 Corinthians 10:21 (KJV) Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
The devil is come to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). He does not have your best interests at heart:
1 Peter 5:8 (KJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
As innocent as it may seem Halloween celebrations are snares created by the devil to lure you from God. The costumes of skeletons, black cats, monsters, pentagrams, etc. are satanic symbols.
2 Corinthians 11:14 (KJV) And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Satan is a liar (John 8:44), a master of deceit. He can make things appear good when they are in fact bad (Genesis 3:4-6) and lead you down a path of misery. The bible warns about getting involved with the works of darkness:
Ephesians 5:11 (KJV) And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
While Satan got Anton LeVay and Aleister Crowley he does not have to get you. The bible says:
Ecclesiastes 7:20 (KJV) For there isnot a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.
Romans 3:23 (KJV) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 6:23 (KJV) For the wages of sin isdeath; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Revelation 21:8 (KJV) But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
The aforementioned verses present a grim end for us all. However, God is not willing that any should perish so he gave us a solution to our sin problem:
John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Romans 5:8 (KJV) But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 10:9 (KJV) That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans 10:10 (KJV) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Romans 10:13 (KJV) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
And he promised you eternal life:
John 6:37 (KJV) All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
1 John 5:13 (KJV) These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
It is my sincere hope that you will seriously consider your eternal destiny and choose Jesus Christ as your saviour and have eternal life in heaven.
Friday, October 23, 2020
Nico Verhoef (Missionary to Switzerland), Kiran Kumar (Bible Believing India TV and India KJV Bible Institute), Tim Carpenter (Bearing Precious Seed) and Final Fight Bible Radio are teaming up to get
- 5,000 Bibles,
- 8,000 NTs and
- 8,000 John & Romans
…printed for the KJV Bible Institute students in India to distribute across India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Afghanistan in the languages of Hindi, Telegu, Nepali, Farsi, Pashtu and Urdu.
Until now, the people in these countries have only had Alexandrian-based Bibles, but after many years of labour, Nico Verhoef has tracked down Philadelphia-era, Textus Receptus-based Bibles in the various languages of these regions, is having them reprinted with doctrinal corrections from the KJV and is making them available to the people in these countries!
From September 15 - November 1st, Final Fight Bible Radio will try and help cover production costs for these Bibles and we need your help!
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