Monday, July 19, 2010

The Rapture Paradox.

Tom's Journal.

Stuff like this, by Terry James, is so encouraging to me and other real, biblical Christians! And it answers many questions that are common, normal and logical. The old recruiting jiggle: 'Be all you can be-- in the Army' --sounds cool, but for Christians who are age 18 or older/ younger could just as well say: 'Preach and Share all you can share--if you really love your neighbor!' Because that's the real crux of the balance of the time we have left. What ever that time left is--we can use it wisely to SHARE the Gospel, distribute small tracts and Bibles, and direct honest hearted people to a Bible teaching church near by-- if possible. The more you do this service to God-- the easier and more joyful it becomes. I hardly ever get a rejection, and I am a big, old, over weight man with a gray beard riding in a power scooter!

You may ask as you have the right to.... 'then why am I hiring my son, Andy, to paint my old 100 year old house the pretty color BLUE ?' And I would tell you that we have to exist on earth and bring honor and glory to the Lord,and to set a good example, so that no person can say we are wayward bums or animals-- and our appearance and dwelling ought to bring honor on the Lord, IMHO. We must walk orderly so as not to bring reproach or shame on Jesus' name-- and we are His servants-- witnesses on earth. Again, balance is the key, and now I am tapped out of money for a while...LOL. WE can be poor,yet still effective, well dressed and keep up our dwelling to the best of our ability--without putting on the dog and competing with the "Jones.'" I am certainly NOT rich man in the material sense-- yet there are too many 'Christians' who are materialistic!

But our Victory Garden is starting to yield cukes and zucchini, finally, as I picked some today, and weeded and watered it. These are our simple treasures-- and if we die or get raptured, my kids can have everything that is left, and I recently told them that-- and where things are hidden,and Wills and Paper drawn up. I pray too that they will not be 'Left Behind' and now it's up to them.

But if we EVER start to think that God's ways and the Rapture and being left behind are unfair [perish the thought], just consider how much warnings His servants and saints have given everyone in the world -- even when our Christian missionaries are tortured and killed by Muslims and Hindu people, as the article points out. I still find it all incredible that Europe is crumbling and being systematically 'absorbed' by the Muslims. And the Socialist 'powers that be' in the WH are just standing around with their fingers in their ears...Ha! But all the conservative Christians in the know pretty much expected that to happen, right?
I am not speaking as to the religious aspect that our Gov't ignores-- but the murders and tortures of innocent people, and Right to Life!

One more thing... as I was listening to 'CROSS TALK' on Christian radio today, 107.7 FM, Milwaukee, driving home from the store, I heard the talk show person say, 'good things about Glen Beck, and Mormons-- that they were hard, honest workers, with stout hearts, etc., but their rendering of the Gospel is NOT THE SAME AS REAL CHRISTIANS!' And just like there are fine, sweet, "good" Buddhist people who we like very much-- doesn't mean they have embraced the truth of the Bible, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and He alone is the way to salvation! There is only ONE WAY TO SALVATION AND HEAVEN-- Jesus Christ!! Anyone thinking or preaching differently is dangerous and dead wrong! And being hamstrung by the term, "politically correct" is just another liberally, Progressive scam to muzzle our righteous mouths in sharing the true Word of God, and telling the Truth!


The Rapture Paradox

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 07:53 AM PDT

By Terry James Rapture Ready A woman from the Netherlands who is a frequent visitor to Rapture Ready proposed we address a troubling thought she lives with as a Christian. It is a paradox I believe many Christians who look for Christ to come for believers in the rapture have considered, at least to some extent.The writer sent an article about the growing Islamic population in Europe and the

Support our Young and Old Veterans.

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The following is from a Vietnam Veteran buddy who is in the business of helping/ assisting/ mentoring we fellow warriors who already PAID the full price of being a legal citizen of the USA. Veteran BENEFITS are NOT handouts, freebies, welfare, alms for the poor, or anything like that!! The original 'DEAL' PROMISE, CONTRACT was, and still is: "If we fight for our country, it is our contractual RIGHT to get proper medical treatment at ANY VA hospital, at any time, no matter where and when you served in the Armed Forces of America! Period. The VA does NOT usually volunteer this information for political reasons-- so they can 'save money' for other liberal, left wing spending-- like giving aid and comfort to ILLEGAL ALIENS! Shame....

I used to feel a bit guilty about accepting VA- Gov't benefits in the beginning after a long, hard fight to get what was legally mine, 30 some years ago--- so another fine Vet named 'Ragman', from my old helicopter outfit set me straight. But, hey! We should not have to live like a refugee, poor and sloppy, in a card board box, while a liar with a far Liberal agenda, and dubious "citizen" lives in the WH with the air temp jacked over 80 degrees in the Winter time. Get, study, learn and research to get ALL OF YOUR LEGAL BENEFITS, and now! Your spouse can benefit too, with the 'hidden' CHAMPVA provisions that the VA does NOT want you all to know about. Please, do your homework, now! The day might come when the Gov't takes it all away... especially while Mr. obama is in power.

This simple message MUST be spread to ALL COMBAT VETERANS NOW! America has the reputation of dumping on it's Vets anyway-- and now we must hold the Gov't to account to pay it's dues to the Vet! Please share.

Tom Schuckman
Jesus is Lord, and Heaven is my Home.
Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70

Today I met with another Vietnam Veteran. Like so many others, he's avoided the V.A. since he returned in l970. We all remember what a "factory" the V.A. hospitals were like and the horror stories we all heard of men dying in shabby rooms. Reason enough to not go back.
Anyway, he told me about the problems he's having and I let him know that there was certainly a good claim for disability. Again, like so many others, he said he really wasn't interested in that "hand-out" stuff. He'd worked all his life and he didn't need anyone thinking he was getting a "freebie". I can't tell you how many vets have said things exactly like this. Maybe not the exact words, but the meaning was the same. This is what I told him.
"Today, people think they are being trendy and paying for coffee or something for the next guy in line. They call it "PAYING IT FORWARD." Well, the TRUE inventors of paying it forward are ........VETERANS! I don' t care what war a man, or woman served in, we paid it forward long ago. I don't care if it was the battle fields of Europe, the Islands of the Pacific, the Bitter Cold of Korea, the Steaming Jungles of Vietnam, or anywhere else for that matter. Men and women go to war. They go because it's the right thing to do. They go for the love of their country, and they go because someone has to. They don't ask who, what, where, or why, only Yes Sir! We all did our duty, to our country and our countrymen. A law was created to care for us should be be injured or harmed by disease while in that service. I don't care if you came back and got taken care of right away, or if you waited 35, 40, or 45 years. Our servicemen and women pay it forward. It's time the American people recognize that this is not WELFARE. This is a law-created, given right we have."
So the next time someone says he doesn't want any freebies or handouts, remind him or her. If you served, you already paid for it in advance.
God bless you

Tom Schuckman :-)

"The subject of the second coming of Christ has never been popular to any but the true believer."
~Billy Graham

Jesus is my Lord and Savior....Heaven is my Home.