Monday, May 8, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
This is from The Missing Cross to Purity:
Many Calvinist Puritans [Congregationalists] had left England to escape the earlier age's religious persecutions, and they established colonies in Massachusetts. When the Quakers arrived and told them they did not have the true faith, these refugees of persecution turned to become massive persecutors themselves. From William Sewel's 1695 History of the Christian People Called Quakers: The Governor of Massachusetts; the magistrates of Boston, Cambridge, and Salem; the priests, and many other officials viciously persecuted the Quakers, (or anyone who dared care for them), with beatings, whippings, chopping off ears, boring tongues through with a hot iron, and hangings; these persecutions were applied to men, women, and even their accompanying children without mercy. They called both Quaker men and women witches, possessed of the devil. These criminal, unchristian persecutors, themselves met strange, dramatic deaths, sometimes acknowledging it was the judgment of God. John Endicott, the vicious governor who had so many whipped to the point that all their flesh on their backs was destroyed, himself was afflicted so that his back slowly rotted away, with a stench that drove away any would be relievers. But the entire Boston area suffered an even stranger judgment - quoting Sewel:
"Yet one thing remarkable I may mention here, which when I first heard, could not fully give credit to: but thinking it worth the while to make a narrow inquiry into it, I did so, not only by writing, but also from the mouths of persons that had been eye-witnesses, or had been informed by such; and from these I got this concurring observation, namely, that the country about Boston was formerly a very fruitful soil that produced excellent wheat; but that since the time this town had been stained with the blood of the Quakers, so called, no wheat, or similar crops, would grow to perfection within twenty miles, though the ground had been ploughed and sown several times; for sometimes what was sown was spoiled by vermin or insects; at other times it grew up, but scarcely yielded more than was sown, and so could not support the cost of planting; and in another year the expected harvest was quashed by another accident; and these disappointments continuing many years, the people at length grew weary of making further trial, and so left the ground untilled; notwithstanding that twenty miles off from Boston the soil is fruitful, and yields very good corn. But there having been so many reiterated instances of unfruitfulness nearer the town, ancient people that are alive still, and remember the first times, generally agree in their opinion that this was a judgment from heaven, and a curse on the land, because of the shedding of innocent blood at Boston. This relation I had from so many credible persons, (though the one knew nothing of the other, as differing much in time), yet what they told me did so well agree in the main, that I could not but believe it, though I did not initially believe it to be credulous; and therefore I have been the more exact in my inquiry, so that I can no longer question the case; but it seems to me as a punishment on that blood-thirstiness which now has ceased long ago."
In England, [George] Fox met some of these persecutors with questions so penetrating that it deeply shamed them, and they admitted their guilt of murdering the Quakers. Fearing prosecution from the relatives of those murdered, they fled back to New England. Even when rarely possible to prosecute their persecutors in court, Quakers consistently declined to prosecute them, leaving them to God's judgment.
Josephus on John the Baptist
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
A Dream about Donald Trump
Barack Obama and Africa
II Kings 6: 8-12: "Then the king of Syria warred against Israel, and took counsel with his servants, saying, In such and such a place shall be my camp. And the man of God sent unto the king of Israel, saying, Beware that thou pass not such a place; for thither the Syrians are come down. And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice. Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel? And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber."
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
|Mother of Harlots|
This is from the blog Grace and Truth:
Click on one of the below links in this series to read an article about the Emergent Church:
- The “Emergent”-cy of Post-Modernist Christianity
- Satan’s Tool in the Emergent Church
- The Falling Dominoes in the Emergent Church
- The Deep, Deep Roots of Emerging Mysticism
- Mysteries and Mysticism
- A Meditation on Emergent Spirituality
- The Emergent Church/New Age Connection
- A Harlot, an Emergent and a Pope Walked into a Bar
- The Evolution of the Emergent church
The Hidden Streets of Babylon
Babylon the Great
Zion and Babylon Compared
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Dreams from the LORD 2011-2017
22 April 2017
Last night I had a dream where I was riding in this van with two other guys. I'm not sure if I was hitchhiking or not. We were driving through this town and were approaching an intersection. This old, red car with a chopped top pulled out into the intersection ahead of us and stopped for a few moments, then it drove off before we ran into it. The people in that car looked very evil: they looked like gangsters. It looked like they were trying to get our attention.
Some of the details in the dream are hard to remember. We were driving down this road and that same red car pulled up beside us. The driver pointed his gun at our vehicle and fired one round into the side of the van just below my feet (I was riding up front in the passenger seat).
We drove to this truck stop and that car followed us into the parking lot. Three guys from that car walked up to our van and the driver pulled a gun on us. I said something like, "In the Name of Jesus Christ, drop that gun!" I took the gun out of his hand, pointed it at the ground, pulled the trigger and fired off the rest of the ammunition. I then threw the gun away. They had a surprised look on their faces.
Isaiah 54: 17: "No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn."
[This dream is a warning from the Lord. My riding in a van down the highway is my life of obedience (narrow path) to the Lord. The three guys in the old, red car is Satan or the strategies of Satan (gates of hell). Satan is going to attack me in the near future and try to sabotage my work for the Lord.]
The Only Time Someone Pulled a Knife on Me
Alvin C. York
The Bullet Proof President--George Washington
The Gates of Hell