Friday, November 30, 2018

Pray in ernest for Israel.

Tom's Journal.

Hi Friends and Readers:
    I took my wife to dine out at lunchtime today after a good nights' rest, also to the Bank, and the store.   We only ate about half of our lunches and took the rest home for later.   I feel that MY diet has radically changed and my stomach is FINALLY started to go down a bit.   I guess that fear of an early death might be some of the reason for my changes, and maybe the recent death of my Mom a few weeks ago.   I am sleeping longer, too.   I was drinking just ONE can of Cherry Coke per day,  but I just started switching ice cold tap water lately, and we have some of the best, pure water where we live in the great Northern Woods of upper Michigan.   I guess that some folks call it "God's Country," U.P. here and for good reason.   
       Many of my friends urge me to buy another house in this area, and that would make it house number 5 for me in my lifetime.   Well,  that might happen in the future... but the KJV Bible tells me that "Something Huge" will happen in the near future that might "upset the entire worldly applecart."   I am sure that before THAT TIME comes, the Father will suddenly intervein and "take up His anointed, chosen ones to a safe place."  And then I won't be fat anymore...LOL.  James 4: 8 says:   Draw nigh [near] to God, and he will draw nigh to you."   And also, James 4:14 says:   Whereas ye [you] know not what shall be on the morrow.   For what is your life?  It is even a Vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanish away."   James 5: 8,  Be ye also patient, stablish your hearts:  for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh."   Friends,  there are only 5-- chapters in the short book of James, the half-brother of Jesus, but they are power-packed!  

I have said plenty of times that my wife and I both watch too much TV, and I sure do get sick of the hypocrites [sp?] at so-called "Christmas time"  And wait for a few days after Christmas to see how many people were shot in the city of Chicago, Ilinois, USA !   So it's a 'season' of love and joy, right?   It's also the season for many suicides, especially of children, because they don't feel that their parents love them enough.   Actually, the kids want some "QUALITY FAMILY TIME" instead of Mom and Dad pissing away all their m0ney at some bar or office party.
       My wife and I do celebrate Christmas,  but in a different manner, and I don't have to wait for a certain date in December to buy her a warm coat, clothes or what ever she wants or needs.   I am generous with her ALL THE TIME, and she even says so!   I was also very generous to my 3 beautiful grandkids and children, too.   But the son, Andy, who LOVED me the most is resting in his grave now, and I believe he will soon be in heaven with the Lord Jesus.   I cannot wait to see and embrace him again.  Andy and I had many meaningful, heart to heart talks before he was killed, as he struggled thru life.  I loved him so much.   He told me that he did have that 'conversation' with the Father and the Son, just a few days before his demise, and I was glad to hear that!   But ultimately, it is the Father and the Son, Jesus, who will either accept or deny our entrance into Heaven.   As I still struggle thru this life on Earth, Heaven is my fondest wish.   I also believe that many combat Veterans and Warriors will greet me there, too.  Amen.

And we NEED to pray for the city of Jerusalem, often, but especially right now!   Satan and all his henchmen, especially all those Muslims want all the Jews dead.   A good place to share some of your income is in "Samaritan's Purse."   Also:  "Bible Tracts, Inc." ---P.O Box 188,  Bloomington, IL  61702-0188... and ask for a sampling of fine, free, Bible Tracts, to share with your neighbors and relatives, if you are brave enough.

Stay Warm and Safe,  Friends.

Thomas G Schuckman

---My good son, Andy, dancing with my Rottweiler male.

Israel is in crisis.

Not only has it recently teetered on the brink of another war in Gaza, it is facing a collapse of its government and the need for new elections.

Of course, Israel faces many of the same problems we face in America. Israel's Left controls much of its media, cultural, and academic institutions. Even the upper leadership of the IDF has an insidious lean to the Left that causes it to resist many of the government's efforts to protect Israel's security and sovereignty. Its judiciary and law enforcement is riddled with anti-conservative bias.

So when Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's outspoken and very conservative Minister of Defense, resigned the governing coalition in protest of Israel's current ceasefire with Hamas, it left Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's coalition with only 61 of the 120 Knesset seats.

Netanyahu assumed the Defense portfolio himself, so, for the time being, the governing coalition remains intact. But just barely.

Folks, when I urge you to pray daily for Israel, we need to understand that many of the same forces that are seeking to destroy America's Judeo-Christian heritage are plotting to destroy Israel's spiritual and religious heritage, too.

I believe President Trump is right to declare that America will stay in the Middle East to stand side-by-side with Israel. I don't know whether or not the President understands that by doing so, he is claiming God's blessing on our own nation. But even if that promised Biblical blessing is not his motive, I believe he understands that it's important for the democracies of the world to support and defend the only remaining democracy in the Middle East.

I thank God that we have a President who understands that our Judeo-Christian heritage is the preserving force in this world, and he seems committed to standing with those nations who share it with us.

On the other hand, there is Western Europe.

More specifically, the European Union.

The EU seems determined to undermine, then destroy, every trace of the moral, spiritual, and political principles that allowed its member nations to flourish for so long.

Recently, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that, in Europe, freedom of expression no longer applies to anyone who says anything negative about Mohammed -- even if it's true.

It's like we've stepped into the middle of George Orwell's novel, 1984. It's a case of what Orwell called "doublethink." The ECHR simultaneously holds two contradictory positions.

In the past, the ECHR affirmed that "freedom of expression" doesn't just protect "the information or ideas that are favorably received or regarded as inoffensive or as a matter of indifference, but also those that offend, shock or disturb."

That's the opinion that protects what we call "freedom of speech." Our speech may offend, but as long as it doesn't physically damage anyone, then you have a right to say it. Of course, that means you also face the social consequences of voicing unpopular opinions. But that's your decision to make. The government can't stop you.

But now, the ECHR is saying that those protections don't apply to those who criticize Mohammed or, by extension, Islam.

In 2011, an Austrian woman was convicted by an Austrian court of "denigrating religious symbols of a recognized religious group."

She didn't deface a synagogue with Nazi swastikas. She didn't burn a cross in front of a church. Or burn the church itself. She didn't destroy a statue of Buddha. She didn't throw a pig carcass onto the steps of a mosque.

She spoke the truth.

She SPOKE the truth!


Do you get my point?

She SAID something. Something that is true!

At a small seminar of less than 30 people, none of them Muslims, she was talking about Mohammed's documented marriage to a six-year-old girl. She said, "...a 56-year-old and a six-year-old? ... What do we call it, if it is not pedophilia?"

I say, "documented," because one of Islam's holy books, or hadiths, describes it! It says that Mohammed "married Aisha when she was a girl of six years of age, and he consummated that marriage when she was nine years old." (Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 5, Book 58, Number 236)

In a brilliant defense of their religion's founder, many of Mohammed's supporters point out that he didn't actually have sexual relations with his young wife until she was 9 years old.

But is that really a defense? That means it was a 59-year-old and a 9-year-old!

Hello! It's still pedophilia!

Other Mohammed defenders say that we are abhorred by that because societal norms have changed in the last 1,400 years.

That's true. For most people. But not for Muslims who see Mohammed as their example. One to be emulated.

You say it can't happen now? Not in our "modern" world?

Consider this. Earlier this year, a man in Cleveland, Ohio, married a 9-year-old girl. He justified it by citing Mohammed's example.

Two years ago, a prominent Canadian Muslim scholar and imam pronounced that a man of 50 marrying a girl of nine is "legitimate" in Islam.

But back to the ECHR ruling. How did the Austrian authorities learn that this woman had exercised her ECHR-protected "freedom of expression" when she spoke the truth about Mohammed to a room full of non-Muslims?

You guessed it. A magazine reporter was present and had surreptitiously recorded the comments. Muslims didn't file the complaint, a magazine did.

Nonetheless, an Austrian court convicted her of "disparaging religious doctrines." She appealed to the European Court of Human Rights. I'm sure she was confident that she would be exonerated because of the ECHR's previous defense of "freedom of expression."

What she probably didn't count on is how intimated Europeans have become by the Islamic threat within their midst.

This time, the ECHR decided that the Austrian court had "...carefully balanced her right to freedom of expression with the right of others to have their religious feelings protected, and served the legitimate aim of preserving religious peace in Austria."

Did you get that?

No longer is the TRUTH important. No longer is FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION important. What's important to Europeans now is that RELIGIOUS FEELINGS be protected and RELIGIOUS PEACE be preserved.

And this is the important takeaway for Americans: What happens in Europe soon happens in America!

Let me repeat that just to make sure you get it: What happens in Europe soon happens in America.

But it can't happen here, you say.

Don't be too sure.

The recent mid-term general elections just sent the first two Muslim women to Congress. One celebrated by dancing with a Palestinian flag. She claims her strength comes from being Palestinian. Not Palestinian-American. Palestinian.

The other supports anti-Semitism, female genital mutilation, homophobia, and suppression of women's rights. In short, the Islamic/Sharia agenda. And both support the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest, Sanction movement, but lied about it during the campaign.

As I described on this program just a couple of weeks ago, as Islam's influence grows within a society, that society inevitably buckles to the demands of the Muslims and their insistence on Sharia law. And it takes only a shockingly small percentage of the population for the Muslims to exert enormous pressure to meet their demands.

Folks, as a watchman on the wall, I am warning America and the West that we cannot let Islam, with its unbending and repressive political system known as Sharia, exert undue influence on our culture and our society. If we do, we will lose everything -- all of the rights, the privileges, the peace, and the security -- that our founding fathers gave their fortunes and their lives to create for us.

To be fair, we must recognize that some Muslims are "cultural" or nominal Muslims. Just like many "Christians" are Christian in name and heritage only. Other Muslims are more radical or "devout." In fact, they sometimes fight each other within Islam.

As Christians and Americans, we must treat every individual Muslim with respect and care. But we need to understand that their ideas, and many of their beliefs, are radioactive. Islam is at odds with any governing constitution other than Sharia.

I think Judith Bergman from The Gatestone Institute sounded the warning that is cogent for America and the West. She wrote, "The real message the ECHR sent, as it succumbed to fears of 'disturbing the religious peace,' is that if threats work, keep threatening!"

Jesus said that in the last days before His return, we would be hated in all the world because of His name. That means that those of us who follow Jesus Christ will be hated and persecuted and prosecuted because the world hates Him. Not us, but Him. So if we believe in Jesus and stay true to Jesus, then we know that hard, dangerous times are coming for us.

So when it becomes illegal to speak the truth about a false religion, and illegal to speak the truth about a true religion, then you know that those hard, dangerous times are here.

Get as close to God as you can get.

And get ready!

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God Bless,

Hal Lindsey

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Trey Gowdy's Response.

Tom's Journal.

Good Day,  Friends,
     I am blessed to have a double handful of friends and associates from whom I draw on for great ideas, etc., to incorporate in my sometimes daily Blog renditions and creations.   Thank You, dear friends and email buddies!   This also means that I cannot promise --- but welcome any suggestions you all may have, and please email them to me:    ----And I don't mind if you also "borrow" some of 'my stuff' but just give note and credit to me by including my name and source,  please.  Thanks.

Thru the years, I have 'tried to stay humble'  but I think that I failed somewhat... LOL.   In fact, Father God keeps me humble, big time!  He doesn't enjoy boasters hanging around, and I am fearful of gaining His displeasure.   Reading the book of Proverbs is very important to me.   I do, however, BS too much.  And my Dad once told me that, 'the person who brags a lot is missing something at home, like love and attention.'   We lived and worked on our parents' small 80-acre beef, hog, and grain farm plus our Dad worked at a few huge Crane Companies in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.   I was given the most laborious, harder farm chores every day, like hand milking the cows, cleaning manure from the calf pens, feeding the hogs, and many other things, while my brother Albert seemed to get off easy.   OK, the hard work didn't hurt me at all, but I felt that dividing up the chores was unfair.   Albert was only 2 years younger but more stocky than I.   Well, those days are now over with,  but it seemed like our Dad enjoyed creating some friction between Albert and I -- perhaps to get more work and competition between us.  It's not a big whole lot of jealousy between us,  but I didn't agree with it.   
     Well, I still got tired of that goofy game and decided to throw a 'monkey wrench' into the machinery when I found out that I didn't have enough money to attend college [and was let down], so then I joined the Army and saw the world and more!  Yes!  Albert was forced to pull his own load after that...Ha!   I know that revenge is not a 'Christian trait,' but it tastes so sweet when others have been running you down and criticizing for many years --- actually, 2- people ganging up on you, and then all of a sudden the tables are turned!  I wasn't their whipping boy anymore!  Toot--Toot!  And I WAS NOT running away from home or any problems in my age 19-year-old life, or the law,  as my brother used to lay on me---slandering me.   He was jealous all the way... sorry folks.  I was, however, Vindicated, and then also worked hard all my life, including a hard 30.5 stint at American Motors Corp./ Chrysler, in Kenosha, Wisconsin!  And when I was working in Finance with PFS Investments while laid off from Chrysler, we had a sign in the office in North Chicago:  "Massive Success is the Best Revenge."   Go Figure.
      The great article below proves my point, I do believe.  Not just anyone may join the Armed Forces of America.  You have to "Qualify" and meet THEIR standards.   And while so many put the Army, Navy down,  they are really trying to cover up their own faults of NOT being able to qualify!   And if I count all the jobs and schooling I collected in my long life,  I am better than just an average Joe.   I have proved myself over and over, got a decent retirement package and a good wife, finally.  If this sounds like boasting,  so be it.   Smile.

Still,  inside of me I sometimes think that I could have --should have done much more,  except that I had some serious injuries and accidents, blessed to still be alive and walking!   For so many years I prayed for, "Balance."  Now I wish that the Father would help me keep my big mouth shut instead of speaking my mind.  
      My advice to any younger person is to 'seize the day' and make good use of your remaining time!  Certain words were written in the Bible 1900 years ago that seemed like the "End of this System" of things could happen at any time... or some Bible translations would say, 'The End of this World" [as we know it].  But until recently how could this thing happen, unless the world had such powerful, destructive, 'weapons of mass destruction?'  And too,  things, times and events are also cyclic, like a modern-day 'Ice Age' of the smoke blotting out the sun [photosynthisis],  and toxic chemicals emanating from huge active volcanos, or lack of drinking water, also water to grow crops to feed ourselves.   We are polluting our planet to extinction, and greed will kill us.  Logic and Common Sense no longer exist.   

But now the Father in Heaven always makes a 'way out' or an escape plan along with His warnings of doom, and so it is now.   Study the "Good Book" now and learn what we all need to do... not just 'act.'   God can see and discern if we are just 'acting' or putting on a show of deceit.  God can read the heart, and all fakes, frauds, and liars.  The devil and demons can't, but they can see our actions and so tempt us into doing wrong.  If you feel that you have the wrong heartfelt desires,  PRAY and beg the Lord to 'give you a new heart!'  Fill your mind and heart with the good, pure things of the KJV Bible now.   And then share all that you have learned with others, as God commands.  See:  Matthew 23: 14.  Find a good, Bible teaching church, if you still can.   I hope I have helped some of you good people, today.

Tom  Schuckman

Question:  How can President Trump claim to represent all U.S. citizens, regardless of sexual orientation, when he banned transgenders from joining the military?  Isn't that discrimination?
Trey Gowdy's Response:
"Nobody has a 'right' to serve in the military. Nobody. What makes people think the military is an equal opportunity employer? It is very far from it, and for good reasons Let me cite a few:
The military uses 'prejudice', regularly and consistently, to deny citizens from joining: for being too old or too young, too fat or too skinny, too tall or too short. Citizens are denied for having flat feet, or for missing (or additional) fingers."
Clearly annoyed by the reporter's attempt to trap him with the question, he went on to explain:
"By the way, poor eyesight will disqualify you, as well as bad teeth.  Malnourished? Drug addiction? Bad back? Criminal history? Low IQ?  Anxiety? Phobias? Hearing damage?  Six arms? Hear voices in your head?  Self-identification as a unicorn?  Need a special access ramp for your wheelchair?"
"Can't run the required course in the required time? Can't do the required number of push-ups? Not really a 'morning person' - and refuse to get out of bed before noon? All can be legitimate reasons for denial."
"The military has one job: winning wars.  Anything else is a distraction and a liability. Did someone just scream 'That isn't Fair!'? Well, war is VERY unfair. There are no exceptions made for being 'special',  or 'challenged', or 'socially wonderful'."
"YOU must change yourself to meet military standards...not the other way around."
"I say it again: YOU don't change the must change yourself.  The military doesn't need to accommodate anyone with special issues The Military needs to win wars, and keep our country safe...PERIOD!"