Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wednesday News.

Tom's Journal.

Pastor George Schlegel of Union Grove Baptist church--
WI., visited my wife last night at the hospital ICU, and gave me a progress report this morning so we could 'compare notes.' I saw Sharon again today about noon time, and saw a slight, improvement, at least we can talk and communicate some what, and she told me that she felt discomfort in her legs, etc., so the RN in charge gave her a shot to ease the pain... and it worked.
I want to say now that I really push good English and communication skills with my wife and others --because sharing thoughts and desires/ wishes and concerns are very important to me! And it works! Sharon was so glad to see me, and the staff seems to have cleaned up their act-- as Sharon has a different RN today, and a nurse's aid watching her constantly now. I just with they would be a bit more cognizant and try harder to listen to my wife.... when I am gone. but Sharon is certainly not out of the woods yet-- if ever. We still worry about any brain damage, and she still sleeps most of the time, and is unresponsive. I don't have a problem if the nurse's aids read a book or watch TV in her room, but they are being PAID to serve and help... and usually act brain dead when I ask them a simple question. I think that MOST of the hospital staff at "SAINT CATHERINE'S " --- [used to be a good Catholic hospital that cared, 30 years ago] are agnostic, and consider REAL biblical Christian to be wacky/ superstitious, or 'dreamers...' , the Bible is of no import to them.

My oldest daughter, Barbara, from Milwaukee, called me while I was at the hospital and we had a fine, cordial, friendly conversation, and she said she wanted to visit me soon. Too bad it takes a tragedy in the family to get people closer. But again, as always, I have to educate people that this 'coolness' and selfish, ignorant style of living, is a "Sign of the End Times" predicted in the bible.

2nd Timothy 3rd chapter, verses1 --17, etc.: "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2. For men shall be loves of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3. Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent [that means uncontrolled], fierce, dispisers of those that are good, 4. Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures rather than loves of God, 5. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. .... but there is a lot more to the end of that chapter. ~ DEFINED KING JAMES VERSION BIBLE.... the only way to fly....and the uncommon words/ terms are DEFINED on the bottom of each page! See:
Just so you know and understand where I am coming from when I talk about the staff and others, ONLY being at work for THE PAY CHECK! Make no mistake-- this is the NORM all over the WORLD right now and the devil is having a FIELD DAY! It is our Christian belief from YEARS of constant, serious study and prayer, that WE in the USA cannot hope to avoid the "storm" soon coming, and our 'protected white castles and ivory towers' will NOT protect us in the final days!! Our cash, silver, gold, guns and high walls will only protect us for a while. Other countries have raped and stripped the rich, and somehow labeling the hard working middle class as selfish and greedy for breaking their backs and paying high taxes to support the illegal aliens and folks that WILL NOT WORK. Some would say, that my words make me a RACIST! Go figure: What would happen if EVERYONE REFUSED TO WORK??? Tell me that we are not already in a welfare, Nanny State that has already enslaved our grand children! Actually, it's a done deal that America is going down-- and the Gov't is only trying to slow the inevitable down now. What happened to Greece will also be on our door steps too soon. We are just wondering if we ought to be taking a class/ course on Chinese at the local Tech college....Ha!

The Bible says, "For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat." ~ 2nd Thessalonians, Chapter 3, vs 10. --- Just so you don't think I am pulling this info out of my own noodle.
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONSIDERATIONS AND comments. Besides my close friends, the Lord and the Holy Spirit, YOU great friends have been my life line in these troubling days and events. SOON we will be Raptured up to HEAVEN, and there will be no more tears of sorrow and pain/ suffering.

Tom Schuckman
Jesus is my Lord and Savior.

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by Jan Markell

June 23, 2010

Just when we think there can't be another movement to invade our church pulpits, we find one waiting in the wings. So while we've had our fill of "seeker-sensitive," "purpose driven," Emergent heresy, church-growth nonsense, and mystical madness, we now have to brace ourselves for the "church of climate change." Like the others listed above, the church of climate change is not biblical. Nor will it get anyone into heaven or draw anyone closer to the Lord. Of course believers in the church of climate change would disagree.

So where is the push for this originating? The White House -- because it wants the church to advance the climate change agenda. There are tens of thousands of very willing pulpits that have cooperated in recent years. There are many more church leaders and pastors who will jump on board this train that has already left the station.

The movement is being called The Green Shepherd,and it is going to confuse the "sheeple." The sheeple take whatever the pastor promotes as good and spiritual. They have little time to research anything themselves. So in this case, the sheeple will be led away from focusing on the Bible to focusing on social issues. They will be urged to save the planet, but the emphasis on saving souls could take second place.

As David Noebel of Summit Ministries says, "The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is seeking to enroll gullible Christian churches in its efforts to control the climate -- paraded under the guise of fighting poverty and justice." Thus, this effort may slip into churches that are promoting "social justice" even though climate change isn't directly related to "social justice." But it is an attempt to further pollute once-solid pulpits and to distract church members from the things that matter, such as a gospel message. It will cause churches to major in minors.

For decades, outfits like the National Council of Churches (NCC) and World Council of Churches (WCC) have bought into these kinds of programs hook, line, and sinker. The fact that evangelicals have gotten on board in the last 15 years is troubling to say the least. It was about that time that the climate change mantra began being bantered from evangelical pulpits at the expense of gospel preaching. From the Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN), to the Evangelical Climate Initiative (ECI), to the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), climate change is on their front burner, not back burner. Thankfully, the NAE's vice president and global warming guru Richard Cizek stepped down a year ago under pressure from other evangelical leaders who look at this issue as I do. None of the founders of the NAE had social or political action in mind when they organized in the 1940s. They wanted to feed the soul and were all right with the NCC and WCC feeding stomachs (i.e,, implemening the social gospel.)

Yet 85 evangelicals are on board the Evangelical Climate Initiative (ECI). Their statement, Climate Change: An Evangelical Call to Action, says that "human-induced climate change is real" and calls on the U.S. government to pass legislation establishing limits on carbon dioxide emissions, widely believed to be the primary cause of human-induced global warming. They will leap at The Green Shepherd endeavor! Jim Ball, executive director of the Evangelical Environmental Network says, "Global warming is going to affect millions in this century and we feel we just can't stand by. We have to do something about it."

It is tragic that evangelical Christian leaders have bought into the greatest scam in modern history -- man-made climate change. Man is also trying to play God by changing this scenario. It is not that they aren't sincere. It is not that they don't think The Green Shepherd endeavor will perhaps save the planet. But the solutions being recommended by global environmentalists for a speculative problem would cause the cost of energy to rise with that burden most heavily on the poor -- the very ones they are trying to help. The pains on the earth stem from the Fall in the Garden. God is not waiting for us to solve the problem of global warming and climate change. We are waiting for Him to solve the problem of the global curse with His return.

Reverence does not pertain to things but to persons. Efforts like The Green Shepherd are getting very close to reverencing the impersonal creation as much as a personal God. God indicts those who worship the creation instead of its Creator (Rom 1:18-23).

Since mid-April we have witnessed one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in recent memory: The Gulf disaster. Christians should not diminish this ordeal. There is something to be said about "creation care." Mankind's recklessness and corruption brought it about. We have not been good stewards of God's creation in that entire region. But understand that the White House will try to convince pastors that The Green Shepherd is just what is needed to prevent a similar catastrophe from ever happening again. The reality is that regenerated hearts would want to protect God's creation. A transformed heart would naturally want to preserve something that is God's. A White House proclamation wouldn't be necessary. The green, yellow, or purple shepherd could be retired if all would follow the Good Shepherd and His Word.

So if The Green Shepherd turns up in your pulpit, please speak up and tell your pastor you would rather hear an emphasis on the Lord Jesus Christ, the "Good Shepherd," and His burden for lost sheep -- not His burden for climate change.

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