Living and Dying

(Editor’s Note: Previously shown on  the KingsWay Ministries site).


Living & Dying

Some of the most concerning (and objects of worry) are the questions of “how long will I live” and “when can I expect to die”? We all know of babies who, for some reason or another, die shortly after being born or after just a few short years of life. Yet we also know of some who live into their hundreds of years. So, what is the real answer to these questions?

Well, the answer can be deduced from Bible passages. After the fall from grace of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, they were suddenly in a barren desert to fend for themselves. As part of the “curse”, they were also expected to produce children, primarily to help them to survive (helping hands) the demands of life outside the Garden.

As time went on, more and more children populated the earth. At first there was no “limit” to one’s age; many of the people of those early days lived several hundreds of years. Methuselah, the oldest recorded life, survived to the ripe (?) old age of 969 years.

Perverted English Language?

DunceI was NOT the brightest candle on campus while in high school. Most of my contemporaries knew that. And, my worst subject was English (that’s what we called it back in the Stone Age). I could barely spell my name much less tackle conjugation and all that other stuff. So, I finagled my way out of those classes and substituted Glee Club or Home Economics in place of English (and Math).

Much to my chagrin, in the 53 years of gainful employment, nearly ALL my jobs required me to know and use Math and English!  So, in order to survive in those fields I had to self-teach myself, since as a dunce, I didn’t avail myself of those very subjects that were taught in school. I managed to come through okay. Still it was a substantial struggle.

Having established the groundwork, I feel that I need to address some issues that I have and still am exposed to in today’s society – few people use correct English – in speaking and in writing!

I’m Gone From Facebook

nofaceWell, I’m fed up with Facebook and it’s ultra-slanted political positioning! A few days ago I posted a link to my article on “Crusade Against Christians“, which is a critical report about OUR Nation not going to the aid of those who are being slaughtered.

As I have done in the past (and incidentally, others post links that are not only politically sensitive but both profane and “R” rated) I posted a link to my article. Well, it stayed on Facebook for about 10 minutes and then it was removed. After noticing that, I re-posted it and, again, it was removed.

I followed that up with a simple text posting stating that Facebook had removed (the link to) my article. In 12 minutes THAT was removed as well.

Crusade Against Christians?

isisThe “Junior Varsity” team, Barack Hussein Obumma’s label for the radical Islamic group known as ISIS or ISIL, has trumped their previous outrage by beheading 21 Christians in Egypt. They made a production of it by lining them up in a “chorus line” fashion and choreographed the timing of the executions.

Prior to that they butchered a number of children simply because of their Christian faith. I have seen pictures of that carnage – the heads of 2-3 year olds, mostly girls, positioned on top of their prone decapitated bodies, like a line-up of trophies.

Obviously, most of the world is appalled by this slaughter of defenseless children and persons of  faiths other than Muslim. But, WHAT are WE doing about it?