From the Chicago Tribune in 1934

November 12th, 2010

cartoon

Pay very close attention to the bottom left corner!

The Ant and The Grasshopper

September 21st, 2010
The ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER

This one is a little different ….
Two Different Versions …

Two Different Morals

OL
D VERSION

The ant works
hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and  dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed.

The grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

MORAL OF THE OLD STORY:

Be responsible for yourself!


MODERN VERSION

The ant works hard in the withering heat and the rain all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter.

The grass hopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away.

Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and well fed while he is cold and starving. 

CBS, NBC , PBS, CNN, and ABC show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.
America is stunned by the sharp contrast.

How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so? 

Kermit the Frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green…’

ACORN stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news stations film the group singing, We shall overcome.

Then Rev. Jeremiah Wright has the group kneel down to pray for the grasshopper’s sake. 

President Obama condemns the ant and blames President Bush, President Reagan, Christopher Columbus, and the Pope for the grasshopper’s plight. 

Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the
grasshopper
, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his fair share.

Finally, the EEOC drafts the Economic Equity &
Anti-Grasshopper Act
retroactive to the beginning of
the summer.

The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of  green bugs and,  having  nothing left to  pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the Government Green Czar and given  to the grasshopper.

The story ends as we see the grasshopper! and his free-loading  friends finishing up the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he is  in, which, as you recall, just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around them because the grasshopper doesn’t maintain it.

The ant has  disappeared in the snow, never to be seen again.

The grasshopper is found  dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over  by a gang of spiders who terrorize the ramshackle, once prosperous  and peaceful, neighborhood.

The entire Nation collapses bringing the rest of the free world with it. 

MORAL OF THE STORY:

Be careful how you vote in 2010.

I’ve sent this to you because I believe that you are an ant not a grasshopper!

Make sure that you pass this on to other ants.

Don’t bother sending it on to any grasshoppers because they wouldn’t understand it, anyway

Urgent Comment from Understand The Times

September 15th, 2010

A meeting held recently in Austria attended by the “elite,” has set in motion the agenda that will change the world until Jesus comes for His Church in the rapture. (I Thessalonians 4:17).

Expect three trends to happen fulfilling the 666 plan:

  1. The development of a global government. (6)
  2. The development of a global currency within a global economy. (6)
  3. The development of a global religion for peace. (6)

The “fundamental transformation” of the United States and every other country in the world has begun.

Born-again Bible believing Christians will be a remnant. Believers who follow the true Jesus and His Word will proclaim the truth in love and expose the “lie”. This will happen worldwide.

Christians can expect the following:

  1. The shocking collapse of many well respected “Christian” organizations.
  2. The development of a counterfeit bride for a counterfeit Christ (Revelation 17:1-9).
  3. Perilous times (2 Timothy chapter 3).

The counter prevention for Apostasy

  1. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. (Psalms 122:6).
  2. Read 2 Timothy 4:1-8.
  3. Pray each day to be led by the Holy Spirit. (John 16:13).
  4. Proclaim the gospel. (2 Corinthians 4:3-5).
  5. Be a watchman for Jesus Christ. (Ezekiel 3:17).
  6. Be a good servant. (2 Timothy chapter 2).
  7. Read Colossians chapters 1 though 4

Sincerely in the name of Jesus Christ,
Roger Oakland

Read the entire article here: Understand The Times, International

White House says Obama is Christian, prays daily

August 20th, 2010

I have to offer the one question that is just begging to be asked.

Why does any president of the United States have the need to issue an official press release declaring his faith?

It is plainly evident… Would it not be obvious?

James 2:18 says “But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.”

But the more discerning words come from Jesus Himself in Matthew 7:15-20 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will recognize them by their fruits.”

 Lets check out some of that very low-hanging fruit:

Do I need to mention names like Jeremiah Wright or Michael Pfleger?

Here is one that may be obscure, Jim Wallis… the president’s top spiritual advisor. He is one of the progressive, evangelical left, better known as thinly-veiled communism, which is not supported biblically. Who is Jim Wallis and Sojourners, really?

Hey, you decide… if he really is a Christian. I know I am told not to believe what they say, but to examine the fruit. Furthermore please keep in mind what Luke 9:26 says “For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.”

Perhaps that is why they needed to make a press release. God is omniscient, and I am sure He doesn’t need to read press releases.

Read the article here at the Las Vegas Sun

Youth violence: Grandmother of burned boy speaks out about youth violence

August 15th, 2010

Really?

Just saying we ought to do these things is going to help?

Do you not understand what the real problem is?

You cannot speak to oughtness or even good morality if you hold to the religion of modernity, that of the belief that there is no God and natural selection is responsible for their existence.

If you instill into these kids that they are nothing but an animal, and in the animal kingdom, might makes right. How then do you expect them to behave? Animals have no morality… when a dog steals another dog’s food, does the doggy thief feel bad and then atone for the theft?

Really… the game is survival of the fittest. That is what they are taught in science from grade school through college. There is no basis for morality in that… or even oughtness, yet we expect it!

So let us go back to the basics, teaching all that they are made in the image of their Creator, and as such, every human has great value. Instead of teaching them that life is cruel, teach them that man is noble, yet can be cruel.

Teach them that all life is valuable, especially human life. Teach them that there will be consequences, temporal and eternal. Teach them that there are morals, because the Creator is just and right, and expects us to be like Him.

Do not teach them that they are just animals… and then be shocked when they act like it.

Youth violence: Grandmother of burned boy speaks out about youth violence – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com

In U.S., Confidence in Newspapers, TV News Remains a Rarity

August 13th, 2010

Is it any wonder?

We have been lied to for years…. now it is worse than ever.

I quit my local newspaper… I did not want to PAY for them to insult me by disdain for Christianity. I still find it difficult to shell out the money for the Sunday edition.

Check out the numbers, they are not good. But guess what, they will get a government bailout, too.

In U.S., Confidence in Newspapers, TV News Remains a Rarity

School Group Told Not To Pray On U. S. Supreme Court Steps

August 13th, 2010

Another story that shows the mettle of our Next Greatest Generation.

This reprehensible act occurred earlier this year in May. A small school group bowed their heads to say a prayer on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. They were approached by a police officer and told…

“Ma’am, I’m not going to tell you that you can’t pray, but you can’t do it here,” he said, according to Mrs. Rigo. “Please go somewhere else.”

Is this not chilling?

The First Amendment is almost completely done in. Once the newspapers are bailed out, where will you get your news?

Read the article here… School Group Told Not To Pray On U.S. Supreme Court Steps – The Philadelphia Bulletin Archives

2 Months After Students Silenced, Crack NBC Washington Bureau Breaks the Story

August 12th, 2010

2 months after some of our Next Greatest Generation were caught in an act of alleged “civil disobedience,” NBC got the scoop!

Sadly, why is singing the U.S. National Anthem a demonstration? Furthermore, why are there “completely content neutral” areas in any U.S. National Park? And then that begs a really OBVIOUS question… isn’t that oxymoronic?

But then the journalist, probably a college graduate, is most likely a moral relativist, and may not understand the issues involved.

Sigh! There is no such thing as a free press in corporate-controlled newsrooms. Truth is what the state says is true, when it says it is true.

Students Silenced for Singing Anthem at Lincoln Memorial | NBC Washington

Peace!

July 8th, 2010

It is NOT THE PEOPLE I judge, but the symbol.

Like words, they have meanings, sometimes many different meanings throughout time.

But what I do know, in light of 1 John 4:1-6, we are to test the spirits. Danger lurks everywhere… while I do trust in God, it is that foothold that the enemy may get that concerns me. 1 Corinthians 5:6 also tells us to be very wary of even a little bit of leaven; I know as Christians, we are forgiven… past, present and future, but could this not be used as an entryway for something besetting?

With this seeming occult background, we must flee!  Pease consider 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, things may not be what they seem at first encounter, and this only reinforces what 1 John 4 says.

Consider the “accepted” us of the peace sign in the 1960s. It was used to protested nuclear weapons, mock western culture and Christian values. It was called the symbol of a new age of global peace and earth-centered unity. This sounds very familiar… like Gaia worship with the tacit understatement of ecumism. It is more evidence of the unworkable futility of sincrety, and the subtle attack of the enemy to delude believers.

What is the word we use today to describe those who mock and would do away with “western culture?” It is none other than multiculturalism. The usage of the symbol declared fornication, drug use and rebellion were all right!

It is said the peace sign was created by request of Lord Bertrand Russell. He headed the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. His political views mimic those of the progressives of today, including the covert anti-Semitism that flows unfettered within the ranks of the that movement. He was also a Fabian socialist, those who prefer socialism by evolution, not revolution. The Fabians are now members of Britain’s current Labor party, you know from whence former Prime Minister Tony Blair serves. He is currently working to apostate Christianity, and to reconcile all the religions of the world through the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

Upon this testing, I see nothing good, or quite frankly, even innocuous with the symbol or its use… however, it is to the dubious, recurring, anti-Christ usage I am drawn. Anti-Christ is not to be confused with a (or the) person, just a description of something against Christ. So the water may still remain murky on this, however I will err on the side Ephesians 5:11-12 says I must.

Compellingly, I must also take into account thocoexistse new-fangled bumper stickers, you know, the ones that spell “Coexist” with symbols. It is tacitly implied that all those symbols are something vastly different than the others, comparatively. It begs the question, why is the cross and the peace sign (or any of the other symbols) juxtaposed?

This screams that the peace sign is somehow incompatible with Christianity!

What do you make of this one?tolerance

Still not convinced? Regardless of who, how or why it was created… this peace sign has ALWAYS been a symbol of rebellion! I leave one more passage for you found in 1 Samuel 15:22-23 “So Samuel said: “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.”

Rewriting History “With God On Our Side”

July 7th, 2010

This is ripe! There is a growing group of those wolves who hide under sheepskins. These wolves would have you believe another gospel, that of the progressive political culture. It is a gospel of utopia on Earth, using words you are familiar with, including hope, justice, redemption, conversion, love, peace and reconciliation. This is just another one of those instances of sincrety… like all become a means to a sinister end. But you are the bad guy, bearing the epithet ZIONIST, albeit modified by the word of blessing, Christian.

The chosen vehicle to try to delude you, is a new movie called “With God on Our Side.” The object of the movie, is to get you to agree with a different version of the history of the middle east and the origins of the tensions in the region. This goes hand-in-hand with that whole new gospel of progressive Utopia.

Open wide! The director of  With God On Our Side would have you believe certain things. Let us examine his claims.

The first is “(t)o look at the consequences Christian Zionism has on the local people in the Middle East, especially the Palestinians, who are most directly influenced by Christian political support for the State of Israel and it’s policies, which are then defended using the Bible.” The problem is not with the Palestinians per se, but they have been used as pawns by the Muslims. When Palestine was partitioned, the Palestinians were offered their own country. Under the influence of Muslims, they cajoled the Palestinians to refuse the offer, since they were going to attack the new state of Israel.

The second is “(w)e believe there is an alternative approach to Christian Zionism. An approach that sees both Jews and Palestinians as equal in God’s sight and one that promotes reconciliation, justice and peace.” Here lies the whole crux of the problem, there is no other way. Recent history has proven it. How do you negotiate with an enemy who desires your total destruction, period?

There will be peace, one day… it will be short-lived. You can deny the eschatology and make of the middle east what you will, the main problem will always be the existence of the state of Israel. Furthermore, the statement that Jews and Palestinians are equal in God’s sight is both true and false. It is true that the individuals are equal, however, as a people, the Jews are chosen and set aside for God alone!

And the kicker is “Some of the most tragic events in history have occurred from a bad interpretation of biblical texts and understanding of who God is.” Yep, One of His names is Israel!

“Any approach to the Middle East must be one that sees the needs of all people, not just one, because at the heart of who God is, is a God of love who commands us to love one another, whether that be our neighbor or someone we consider our enemy.” Wow… I love being lectured about love by someone who does not know God. He also is a God of promises… you might want to check a few of them out, they were made to Israel as a people, and they are eternal!

Call me a Zionist, I can handle that. But peddling your progressive, communistic utopia on Earth in place of the true hope of the Christian is abominable. The true hope of the Christian is summed up clearly by Paul…  “we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.”

Besides, think of the most profuse users of the epithet ZIONIST… I’ll give you a clue, it is the followers of a certain religion. Stay away… do not waste your money to further the destruction of Israel, do not go see “With God On Our Side.”