As I sat in the waiting 'lounge' of the CT scans/ x-ray Dept of the VA [ AGAIN] today, I met two other people reading and talking from/ about their bibles in Milwaukee. After struggling to TEACH THE HOSPITAL STAFF English, I decided to get in to my own version of 'de-stressing' myself, and today I trusted in the Bible to calm me down--- 1st Corinthians, Chapters 1 and 2. I dearly believe in memorization [also taught by my Dad when I was young]... stuff like, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" -- Kansas style... LOL, and I too enjoy some poetry. A lot of wisdom came from those old Western States, IMHO, as good parents strived to teach their children well. But the Bible tops ALL OTHER BOOKS, in my humble opinion, because it's like a 'blue print' of 'God's Eternal Plan', and the correct way to live, why we are here, where we came from [NOT from apes] , what we are to do, work, plan, marriage, pure Truth, and worship, etc.
Anyway, I got to the VA early and the cold wind and air temps [3 degrees above] didn't help my big engine- Big Horn Hemi --Ram nor my power scooter work too well. I got a blood sucker [Phlebotomist] first on the 6th floor, but he used to be an Army medic Dude, and he knew his business for a blood work up. Then to X-Rays on the 2nd Floor where I had a long wait-- but it still worked out well. Nobody told me that they would stick another needle in the other arm to shoot in some dye as they CT'd my neck and upper back. But all went well and I called up my wife to ready her for going out to a nice lunch. She loved it and needed to go out.
So, I decided to memorize, 1st Cor. 2:14, Paul's own words, " But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him: and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually appraised.  But he who is spiritual appraises all things, yet he himself is appraised by no one.  For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD, THAT HE WILL INSTRUCT HIM? but we have the mind of Christ."~ NASB. In other words... The 'unbelieving' men and women of the "world" think that they are so wise/ know all, and are so full of themselves-- but God has chosen instead to give the 'true wisdom of His own mind to people who are not educated in the eyes of the unbelieving world! I have been chasing after this 'sly fox of wisdom and understanding' half my life-- but God saw fit to humble me COMPLETELY before He would entrust me with His knowledge and understanding-- for I had a big problem with PRIDE. Lately, in the past 3 years I have been blessed with some quantum leaps of understanding, PTL!
1st Cor. 3:18, "Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God, For it is written, "He is THE ONE WHO CATCHES THE WISE IN THEIR CRAFTINESS." I know that for some of my friends and readers this sure sounds like gibberish and riddles --- but I assure you all that this is serious business that will determine whether one is Saved or Lost! For me, some things/ subjects come every fast intellectually, and other things come very slow-- like trying to shoot an elephant or a Grissly Bear with a BB gun... lol. No matter what a person's educational level is or how high his/her IQ is-- ALL CAN REAP GREAT REWARDS, LEARN THE BIBLE AND HAVE God's eternal love and salvation --- IF they earnestly pray for the Holy Spirit to come help them and accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior!! OK, that is the short, simple answer of truth.... but few people will actually do it, for many reasons! I just love simplicity. Too, it does take some courage and boldness to admit that you are a Christian, and then many people don't even know what the term means....Ha! It's a follower or imitator of Christ. Do we actually follow and imitate Jesus Christ?? MOST people on planet earth do NOT. Most people don't even know, or care to know, or are too lazy to learn by reading His own Word. What is your excuse? It probaly won't happen at once, but I fear that many will WANT desparately to be real Christians RIGHT AFTER THE RAPTURE... talk about a unholy, chaotic, scary mess, the likes of the world has NEVER seen, nor will ever see again! See Matt. 24.
So when an 'outsider' -- a learned, truthful preacher or Bible scholar says or predicts something, most of the so-called "wise men" of the world pooh- pooh his words or say that he is a dreamer or crazy. The "wise men" [and especially the GOV'T --both parties!] lie, that, 'America can/ will NEVER fail or go bankrupt, or melt down !! Ha! Oh really? Number one: Even earthly humans/ men can figure out that if a Nation spends too much --They WILL fail and go belly up as some already have, and many will suffer and lose all the hard earned money! G.W. Bush also got the 'USNORTHCOM' thing rolling and obama is now making things much worse as things are starting to unravel.
Number 2: God's own Word says the same thing, except that much worse things are in store for not only America, but for the World!! The Remedy? Seek the Son, Jesus Christ, NOW, before He comes back to take up His Saints-- His true believers! Pray for the Holy Spirit and start TODAY by reading/ studying the BIBLE! Find a good Bible teaching church and hold them up to the TRUTH OF THE BIBLE, not a 'social club.' The more you know your bible, the more you will be able to discern weather they are real or false. One good red flag is: Do most of them bring their own copy of the Bible to church with them and look up scriptures to follow along with the pastor? If you want to ask me serious questions, you know my address. There is always some joker who tries to pick on my character-- but those cowards will never reveal their own web site or true name, ID, or email address. NO Christian would do that. They are "dogs that go after their own vomit" -- Matt. 7: 6.
Bless all my Spiritual Brothers and Sisters... as my fleshly siblings are too caught up with Satan's glittery world of materialism and BS... lol, and that's the most accurate way to describe them... sorry.