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“How do you kill 11 Million people?” You lie to them.

I was asked for my thoughts on the book, “How do you kill 11 Million people?” The answer, of course is laid out there in the book, so I suppose the real question is, do I agree with the authors assessment, and the answer is yes. I could not read the book without seeing instantly the correlation with this United States of ours, the nation I describe as a fully loaded freight train, going downhill fast, with no brakes. On page 19, Andy Andrews makes the statement, “What we need to understand is how eleven million people allow themselves to be killed.” The author goes on to say that “this is an obvious oversimplification”, but is it. I do not think so. The author is right; you lie to them. Speeches written to appease the specific audience; pledges to cut taxes; the berating of previous administrations for their abuses of presidential/executive actions, and then the subtle affection for redistribution of wealth, a socialist ideal. Many of us screamed about the evils of President Obama, b…

Are there Prophets in the New Testament church?

I am reminded - far too often - that my blogs are long. Although, it grieves me, I reduced ten pages down to two. What I am doing is answering a question in my mind and hopefully yours, about the reality and validity of the prophetic. The short answer is yes, and you will never convince me otherwise. Prophets are given to the church body - according to the measure of Christ - to build it up. “But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift. Therefore it says, "WHEN HE ASCENDED ON HIGH, HE LED CAPTIVE A HOST OF CAPTIVES, AND HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN." (Now this expression, "He ascended," what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth? He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.) AndHe gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachersfor the equipping of the saints for the work…