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The Tabernacle

September 26, 2012 1 comment

This is a review of the Mennonite Tabernacle reproduction in Lancaster, PA.

Summary

This is a guided tour of an actual-size reproduction of the Biblical Israelite Tabernacle described in Exodus.  The tour includes a brief history of the Mennonites as well as Biblical background so visitors can better understand the role of the Tabernacle and its implements in ancient Israelite worship.  The tour is informative, engaging, and enjoyable.  The guide and all the staff are extremely friendly and knowledgeable.  Great little gift shop as well.  Absolutely worth a visit if you’re in the area.  Allow about 90 minutes for your visit. Read more…

Taxmageddon?

September 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Counter-CutFor a long time I’ve been hearing that we are facing the largest tax increase in our history on Jan. 1, 2013, which will bring about an economic disaster of major proportions.  An internet email is circulating details of these tax hikes.  Links are included to allow the reader to follow up, verify accuracy, and validate sources.

I’m publishing the email message in its entirety because our mainstream media refuses to address the issue.  Study it.  Verify it.  Then vote common sense.  But for our children’s sake, please don’t ignore it!

100 Days Until Taxmageddon Read more…

Junk DNA

September 17, 2012 1 comment

The discovery of DNA revolutionized biology.  There was a recent spate of articles talking about the significance of “junk” DNA.  You might be interested in hearing about it.

According to some scientists only about 20% of our DNA contains meaningful genetic information; the rest is “junk.”[1]  We know “junk” DNA exists, but don’t exactly know why.  Therefore many argue that the existence of this “junk” DNA proves the validity of random evolutionary theory.  The argument goes something as follows[2]: Read more…

Beware False Teachings

September 17, 2012 Leave a comment

The night I finished writing “Jewishness” I slept soundly.  Suddenly I awoke in the middle of the night and was compelled to write and share the following:

Son of man, beware the smooth words of the enemy clothed in the wisdom of man! Read more…

Jewishness

September 17, 2012 1 comment

I saw an interesting article the other day.  It was entitled “Jews: A religious group, people or race?” and it postulated that

In another generation or two, it may be possible only to know whether one bears a “Jewish genome”

A quick internet search turned up at least a dozen firms purporting to perform “Jewish DNA tests.”  One advertised that “Newer DNA Tests Uncover Hidden Jewish Bloodlines” today.  Another promised to answer the question, “Were my ancestors of the Lost 10 Tribes of Israel?”  Yet another bragged, “Our Jewish comparative databases are the largest in the world, containing records for Ashkenazim and Sephardim, as well as Levites and Cohanim.”  … and on and on went the claims in the ads.

That started me thinking about a question I had pondered at length in the past with many Jewish friends – without a satisfactory answer.  Just what does it mean to be a Jew?[1]  Is it only a matter of genes, or is there more to the matter?  Read more…

The Punishment

September 17, 2012 2 comments

The scolding has been given, but there has been no change in behavior.  The time has come to administer punishment.  How many times has a parent said to his child as he is about to administer difficult punishment, “This hurts me more than it does you.”  Those who have been parents know truth in that statement.

We as parents want to give good gifts to our children, not painful punishment; but we administer punishment for the sake of our beloved child, because we know that if we don’t act now, the situation could get much worse and the child could experience even greater pain.  The child, of course, doesn’t understand or believe that administering punishment can be painful for the parent, but he is only a child…

It is exactly the same with our Heavenly Father.  He wants to give us good gifts, not painful punishment,  (Mat 7:11, Luk 11:13) and the book of Ezekiel provides a unique window into God’s heart in this regard. Read more…

Fiddling While the World Burns

September 17, 2012 1 comment

Counter-CutNero fiddled while Rome burned.  America appears to be fiddling while the world burns.  We just stand by, claiming

US President Barack Obama’s administration says there is still time for diplomacy and sanctions to make Tehran change course.

All the while Iran continues to create nuclear grade uranium and destroying evidence of its activities.

Can any sane person really think the Iranians will actually change course because of hot air from the West?  Have they ever demonstrated a willingness to do so?

All is not as it looks

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Rockets Aimed at Israel

September 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Counter-CutImagine living in a country the size of New Jersey, surrounded by enemies sworn to your destruction, much more numerous than your population, and having demonstrated their resolve through repeated and continued attacks against you.  Further imagine that you have no friendly nations in your neighborhood, and that many nations would simply like you to be destroyed.

Now assume that your state has 7,600,000 total citizens, and just one of your enemies has 70,000 rockets aimed at youThat’s one rocket for every 100 citizens!  That is exactly the situation Israel faces today.  Would you feel threatened?  Would you feel in danger?  Of course!

So what can you do?  Well, you can call on your protector for help.  No, not the U.S.A., a fickle friend at best – but The LORD God of Israel, the Creator of this Universe.  Call on Him, and He will respond.

All is not as it looks.

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The Federal Deficit

September 13, 2012 1 comment

Claims abound this election season that the deficit and debt were inherited and not the responsibility of the current administration.  Is that correct?  Let us examine the following graph of annual Federal deficits from 1990 to today. Read more…

The Federal Debt

September 12, 2012 Leave a comment

A picture is worth a thousand words.  There have been thousands of words spoken about America’s debt of late, but very few pictures presented.  So I thought you might be interested in some graphs. Read more…