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I have actually been working on this other entry the last few days .. chronicling the end of the world. It's already at four full pages. And Page Two could easily be broken into two full pages. (Now done.)
It's not as easy to chronicle the end of the world as I had imagined it would be. It is proving to be far more difficult.
It will require more than just a page or two. A lot more.
» The Prophets were Seeking to Know
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What could possibly be cooler than having your nasty heart-of-stone replaced with a brand spanking new heart-of-flesh and then having the Living God Himself come and live inside of you forever? (In order to lead you and guide you into all the truth.)
» Establishing Priorities in Life Based on Your Values
[ You might want to take your time with that one. There are things that you can fuck around with .. many of them. But eternal salvation isnt one of them.
If you toil your entire life and accomplish many wonderful things .. but you fail to address the most important items ..
» Human Nature Tends to Believe What it Wants to Believe
I think that everybody does this to a degree .. at various times. I think that everybody believes the things that they prefer to believe .. even when existential realities (formerly known as » facts) state otherwise.
If the facts do not support their claims, then they simply create their own alternate version of reality where everything is pretty for them, and they pretend that their alternate universe is the real universe.
Because it seems like it would be such a tortured existence .. living your life in such a way where you continually need to reject existential realities and create alternate ones. But, I guess it becomes second nature after a while.
» The Wisdom of Crafting a Life Early On that is Scripturally-Defensible
You want to be able to point back to specific verses of scripture .. in order to justify your actions and your opinions and your perspectives. [ Remembering the poor is always a good place to start. ]
I can see very clearly how trying to bend existential realities grows increasingly precarious. (Because the abyss looms ever closer .. with each passing year.)
I think that this is the reason why we have the concept of a point-of-no-return .. because, after a certain point, if you are dismissing existential realities, and fabricating your own, where you are lying to yourself ..
.. and where you have built your whole world around these lies .. it seems that it becomes increasingly difficult to embrace the truth .. because so much of the life that you have constructed up to that point .. is based on those lies.
[ I have done this myself .. so I am familiar with it. ]
» What's the Alternative?
Again, I readily admit that it is not easy to life your life in accordance with principles that the scriptures teach. Because the world will not like you .. if you dont conform to it.
The earlier and sooner that you get on the path, the path of the righteous, the better. The longer you go on your own fabricated path, the closer you get to the point-of-no-return.
» The False Sense of Security that Comes from Believing Falsehoods
There is definitely an element of feeling a sense of security .. in believing what you would rather believe .. than believing the ugly things that existential reality is speaking to you.
The movie The Matrix addresses this very aspect .. when Neo is presented with the blue pill and the red pill. One pill lets him return to his pleasant-enough (yet tedious and boring) existence. While the other pill takes you to places where you see just how ugly life really is.
This is why some people work so hard at making the exterior surface appear pretty .. so that nobody will see just how ugly things really are lurking beneath the surface. (I have done this myself, so I am familiar with the concept.)
That's a poetic way of saying what I'm saying.
Proverbs says » "There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death."
If your "way" happens to be a way that has already been judged and condemned, then .. uh, I should probably let you finish that sentence yourself.
» Unsound Reasoning Contrary to the Truth
Some folks do this to a greater degree than others. Particularly when the message is something that lies outside our ability to comprehend because of what it says.
Is it just me .. or is that not a remarkable thing to behold?
This is where the practice of meditation can be helpful. In meditation you practice simply observing the thoughts coming to your mind .. without reacting to them, and without judgment. It's definitely trickier to do than it sounds.
So you let the vision speak to you .. as honestly as possible. You dont assign your own meaning to the vision. You merely stay true to the vision. You remain faithful to the vision .. as best you are able.
And of course, you can't stop your curiosity from thinking, "Well, this could mean this .. or it could mean that."
» Could Donald Trump be the Antichrist?
One of these crazy things I was wondering about was, "Could Donald Trump be the Antichrist?"
» More Along the Lines of Bannon
.. I caught myself thinking, "I was kind of expecting the Antichrist to be a little smoother .. certainly more polished." I feel confident that Louis CK knows exactly what I'm talking about here.
» Very Comfortable Operating Behind the Scenes
A few days later, things would happen. I never needed the public acclaim. I let them take credit for the thing.
I was more than happy to see things running smoothly. And I know that my bosses appreciated it .. because they kept me around, and they listened when I said things.
I dont even like these open table meetings. I prefer the one-on-one's, close enough that I dont have to talk very loud. You will probably need to think about what I say for a few days.
» The Father of Lies
» What Kinds of Things is the Antichrist For?
The Antichrist is against (anti) everything that the Christ is for, right? I mean, that's the thing makes him the Antichrist. (Some people are only really good at being against things.)
So, if you list everything that the Christ for, and take the opposite of all that, then you should have a pretty good idea of what kinds of things the Antichrist will be about.
When things stop becoming about right-n-wrong, and become instead about winning at all costs [ lie (lie), cheat, steal ] .. this is not a good place for a nation to be. And that's where we are right now.
» Treatment of the Weak and the Poor and the Helpless
Here you can do the math yourself. The math of divine justice. You probably should go get your moral calculator.
» Inequality and Inequity
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